After hitting rock bottom will Ukraine begin to rise again? Hitting a rock bottom can be very educational, as I found out this week. After I dropped a piece of chocolate into a tin can with sweetened condensed milk, I decided that one cannot exist on sugar alone and bought a bottle of wine, to add an item of nutritional value to my diet. What else should I consume to keep up with the superhuman energy of our Ukrainian none-brothers?
For starters, a devastating fire at the 65th rocket and artillery arsenal died out on March 24th. Kiev authorities and the state controlled Ukrainian news agencies proclaimed the fire to be “extinguished,” which is their way to tell the world that the depot has burned out of its own.
A Ukrainian Daily News channel posted a video of what’s left of the 65th Arsenal in Balakleya
The same news channel has also posted a video of some Ukraine military activities titled “How the military extinguished the fire with fire fighting tanks”
The video doesn’t show much with an exception of a serviceman transporting an artillery shell on his shoulder and two others assisting him.
The following is data posted by the Ukrainian news channel “Ukraine 112“
“Military unit A 1352 (65th rocket and artillery arsenal) is deployed in the city of Balakliya. Until recently, it has been considered to be the largest place in Europe where different types of ammunition are stored.
It was established in 1918. Its technical area is 368 hectares. According to the passport, this base is designed for 150 thousand tons of ammunition, currently 125 thousand tons are kept there.
As of 2009, approximately 30% of all artillery shells in Ukraine were stored there. The media reported (with reference to some inner sources) that they store ammunition from small-caliber artillery shells to S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, but many of them were to be subjected to utilization. In 2010, Kharkiv regional state administration reported that the military unit A 1352 in Balakliya was by 20% loaded with ammunition; it was quite risky, so the object has been gradually unloaded.”
The last sentence gently guides us to a conclusion that for the past seven years, the load of ammunition was “gradually” “utilized” due to the “risks” of its “storage.”
I am sorry… I am laughing so hard, that I can barely type. God bless the Ukrainian journalists, they have got some ways with words that we have not even started to explore.
The Ukraine 112 channel confirms our common suspicion that the 65th Arsenal has been practically emptied out at the time of the fire. The most obvious reason is that the depot is located just 150 kilometers from Donetsk and was the source of munitions for the war on Donbass.
There are, however, a few other reasons why Ukraine is running out of its weapons, and few other places these weapons are going.
After the separation from the USSR in 1991, Ukraine had the largest military force in the world, after the US and Russia. The largest supply of the Soviet Union weaponry, like tanks, artillery, fighter jets, bombers, fire weapons and ammunition of all kinds, got concentrated on the territory of Ukraine. I personally believe that this was done by the people who divided the USSR with a war between Ukraine and Russia in mind.
Over the past twenty five years Ukraine has been the largest vendor of the Soviet made weapon in the world. “In the wake of the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union, Ukraine inherited from the USSR one of the biggest military-industrial complexes, employing over 3 million people at more than 3,000 enterprises across the republic. Twenty-four years later a mere 140 such enterprises are still at work.” says the news-front’s report, “How Ukraine sells its weapons” due to an ongoing scandal over Ukrainian-made explosives and armor plates seized by Syrian armed forces from Daesh terrorists.
Just recently there were some sightings of the Cyprus-flagged cargo reefer with alleged load of illicit Ukrainian weapons destined for the North Africa.
What precipitated this fire, however, was the visit to Ukraine of Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, a commander of the U.S. Army in Europe. His visit was announced by the Ukrainian extremist nationalist online outlet maintained by SBU called censor.net. An announcement came just a few hours before the Arsenal went up in flames.
“Hodges visits Ukraine: NATO’s efforts to deter Russian aggression …en.censor.net.ua/…/us_army_europe_commander_hodges_visits_ukraine_asks_ukrain…3 days ago – Frederick Ben Hodges, commander, U.S. Army Europe visited Ukraine’s National Defense”
Another announcement from the same source about a mysterious “international inspection group” from the US that started working on the Ukrainian’s military sites
I can’t find any second source confirmation for this visit, with one exception being this video taken on March 23rd by someone in Balaklaya. At 1:30 a person on the video says that the arsenal was expecting some kind of foreign military commission that was supposed to do an inspection of the supplies, and that’s why he believes the depot was blown up.
It could be that this commission was visiting Ukraine in preparation for a full-fledged deployment of the American ground troops to Ukraine.
Over the past three years, the US conducts an ongoing deployment of its military servicemen to Ukraine, with no prove that any of the troops have ever left the country. Some 10,000 US Marines are guarding Poroshenko’s residence and Kiev authorities.
This is just one November 2016 announcement of deployment: “1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen with 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), conduct squad-level lane training Nov. 22, 2016, during their pre-mobilization at Camp Gruber Training Center (CGTC), near Braggs, Oklahoma, in preparation for their deployment to Ukraine. The 179th is the first of two six-month rotations to the Ukraine as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, a training mission focused on providing defensive and security training to Ukrainian forces within the U.S. Security Cooperation agreement. (Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Leanna Litsch) VIEW ORIGINAL “
There are many indications that the US troops are the driving force behind the war on Donbass.
On March 22nd, addressing the US Congress Curtis Michael “Mike” Scaparrotti, a four-star general in the United States Army, and is the current Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations, said
“In terms of lethal support, the Ukrainians are in a very tough fight which you saw. They are very disciplined soldiers, but they are facing what we say are separatists, they are actually Russian proxies in my mind. They are being provided very lethal equipment; the Russians are providing the separatists that.”
Following his speech, on the night between March 22nd and 23rd, the munitions depot near Kharkov went up in flames.
On March 23rd, President Poroshenko announced on his twitter that he ordered his power ministers to bring the NATO troops to Ukraine.
Kharkov region has started its descent into hell, with thousands of people evacuating, and the national guards taking over the region and immediately, claiming a need to “fight with marauders” have started the arrests of the locals who refused to leave their houses.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman promised seven days of this hell.
A few hours later everything suddenly stopped.
Don’t’ tell me that it’s because of the Friday night and Sabbath.
There are two things I want you to think about while I am researching further.
First, a radiation level in the region went many times up. Chief military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios has denied on Friday that Ukraine has any nuclear weapons.
Second, a few hours ago witnesses reported powerful explosions around the Mariupol region, which is south from Kharkov. According to the statement issued by the “command of an anti-terrorist operation,” explosions were controlled and conducted due to the “scheduled utilization of munitions.”
to be continued
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“Some 10,000 US Marines are guarding Poroshenko’s residence and Kiev authorities.”
But, but, I thought saviour trump would stop all that nonsense? Didn’t he say he would? And didn’t all the bobbing ditto heads solemnly proclaim: “this is true”?
The israeloamerican aggressions continue without interruption. Same govno, different zionazi quisling face held up as “big brother”.
You seriously thought Trump could stop and change the whole U$ (Nazi) system, rotten to the core, since at least 1913, just like that? Like Saker said a President is one thing, but changing a whole (monstrously evil) system is something else. These puppets of the system like pig Hogs and rat Scaparotti are pure Nazi trash, that’s why they were selected.
All the vile AngloZionists want, or could possibly accomplish, is chaos and destruction in Uke, Novorossiya. These fireworks seems to be more of that, apart from the other reasons mentioned by Scott, like e.g. using it as a lousy pretext to ship western Nazi/NATO cannon fodder and more concentration camp guards to Uke..
This sounds familiar… like when the US was supposed to be “training” the Iraq army post-Saddam, and claimed for years the Iraqis simply could/would not fight. And yet suddenly it is the Iraqi Army driving ISIS/etc. out of Mosul and cutting off the “moderate terrorist” access to Syria from there, with minimal US “advisers” in sight. Except when the US is bombing civilian targets.
More evidence the US/NATO/Zionist agenda is not to “win” any of the direct/proxy wars they start, but to sow chaos and destruction. And make profits for the US/EU/MIC corporatocracy.
I think the Rothschilds/Soros crowd has decided Ukraine should be another unending failed state, like all the others they created (Libya, Afghanistan…), requiring constant attention/defense/expense by extension for neighbouring non-US-allied/non-NATO countries.
The munitions/supplies remaining in this facility still would have helped the Kiev junta if the status quo borders and power-cells remained. So the US/NATO/Zionists are expecting (preparing to force?) a change which will alter the strategic/tactical role of this ammo dump. Advising Kiev to move all the stored materiale out would have formally signaled the already hinted diminishing US/NATO confidence/support of Porky’s pals. But the US/NATO doesn’t want the Ukie-Nazis to get hold of this stuff, and especially not the Donbass militias.
Maybe some of the CIA/NSA observers here could let us know what’s next… or at least post a hint. One knock if we’re guessing right, two knocks if we’re off track.
Indeed, “changing a whole (monstrously evil) system is something else”, What about the piggies and human culling for a telling expose of the powers behind it?
Catherine Austin Fitts-Trump Taking On Corruption & Lawlessness
had false hopes . Deep state dippin'[ deeper …
Organization of American States to Hold Meeting on Venezuela Next Week
“On Thursday, OAS members issued a joint declaration calling on Venezuela to release political prisoners and present an election timetable.”
This zionazi bs is fully backed by israel’s quislings in the tuppence regime.
What do you think about the trump regime attacking Venezuela in continuance of the same war criminal crap as under the obama/bush/clinton regimes, Scott.
Look, we have already covered this. I feel like you are unfairly targeting and trolling me.
The US gov is now a battleground of an ongoing fight between the conservative/patriots and the deep state.
the deep state needs a hot war in Europe by this coming rosh hashanah and they try to use NATO occupied Ukraine as an ignition source.
the Info wars are covering the battle very well.
I am just trying to report of what’s going on in Ukraine and Russia.
I consider Trump and his team to be the conservative and sane people that will do anything possible to prevent the war. Do you even comprehend to what degree the deep state is more powerful than Trump and his people?
I am not just talking about zionists, but Catholics and protestants, as well.
33% of people taking part at this war related forum believe that in 5 yeas we will have an Article V triggered war between NATO and Russia.
this 33% who voted for Russia vs US see themselves in the middle of Balakleya. They are delusional thinking that the territorial US will be left out of this.
I am not stupid, I know what’s going on. I know who is digging a common grave for all of us, and who tries to stop them.
Your trolling is absolutely unnecessary. Please, stop.
I’m not trolling and you bloody well know that, american.
OK,we’ve had a back and forth now. So it would be better if you both leave off the arguing after this one.MOD.
@ Scott and MOD:
Scott said: “I consider Trump and his team to be the conservative and sane people that will do anything possible to prevent the war.” This misperception cannot go unchallenged. The greater misperception is that Any POTUS could/would deflect the US from its pan-generational Manifest Destiny agenda.
Trump and his motley crew of has-been generals and MIC Wall Street refugees (Tillerson admitted he didn’t want the SecState job) are only marginally more sane and slightly less likely to start (intentionally or otherwise) WW3 than the Clinton Crime Cabal. As for the intentional, unjustified scattergun/flashpoints, they continue unabated, with 10,000 US troops guarding Porky’s Kiev junta and more US troops/weapons flooding into Syria as we speak. And check out AFRICOM as well. Venezuela is being forced to the brink while the US/Japan/South Korea sabre-rattles in the South China Sea.
So your premise about Trump and his crowd being “anti-war”, even against Russia, is false. “conservative” is a now meaningless.
Donald Trump cheering Israel – Full Speech at AIPAC Policy Conference (3-21-16)
Two points about Trump –
What does he know about the real world? Answer – only what the intelligence agencies tell him. They have their agenda and he is therefore being fed whatever lies suits them be it about Russia, China, Ukraine whatever. He seems to me like he is in a bottle with a cork on it.
Secondly do we have any evidence that he is even in charge of foreign policy?
I think it has been taken away from him. The US president is really only a rubber stamp for the globalist elite anyway, a figurehead.
Trump is “allowed” to manage domestic affairs like healthcare and immigration but the foreign policy – the endless hegemonic wars – I see no evidence he is directing this at all.
I thought we’d all already understood the US is run by a deep state.
“I consider Trump and his team to be the conservative and sane people that will do anything possible to prevent the war.”
I think you are mistaken here, and that they neither conservative nor sane — nor truly patriotic — although possibly enough so to realize that war with Russia is pure lunacy. Yet, what is now called conservative aims to conserve precious little, but is instead reactionary, illogical, destructive, and crazy. There is almost no sanity anywhere in the US now, nor realization of, nor appreciation of the lunacy of, the imperialist policies and culture, but a great deal of dishonesty. Virtually none of those in power will put the welfare of the country ahead of their own interests, nor even likely to recognize the needs of the country. Those that were there, except at lower levels, have been suppressed or removed, or resigned. So-called ‘liberals’ or ‘left’ are much the same. The government, structures, and those who populate them, are corrupted. What remains is a hope to play one against the other and bring it all down.
There is what I perceive as a dangerous misconception that the two-headed Anglozionist empire is amenable to change from its own constituent elements or internal opposing forces. It cannot and a change of resident at the Whore House is an irrelevancy because he would not have been selected unless he met the qualifications for the post and the main qualification is the maintenance of the status quo and more of the same.
The ideological, political and economic structure of the Empire dictates its actions, not the presidential incumbent or any other individual occupant in a position of state power. The intermingling of the political actors with the military, industrial, financial and media barons ensures that the structural underpinnings of the system remain the same regardless of personalities and if you want a word to describe such system is Fascism, the only difference from the German and Italian precursors is the absence of a charismatic leader because US fascism hides behind a mask of “democracy” and needs to run the episodic electoral circus to sustain the fake image of legitimacy. The real power is hidden and cannot have a human face, otherwise the people would see the lie and find out that the face is Jewish.
It’s not Jewish, and it was built long before the Jews has any influence in the US, from the time of the beginning of the country by the genocide of the natives, and then the taking of land from Mexico, invasion of Philippines, etc. It is rooted in the enlightenment, Locke, liberalism, mercantilism, and imperialism, and traces a path to before even ancient Rome, and has gained some power over all the western religions and philosophies, as well as in some other areas in different forms. It is also inherent in capitalism, in it’s various forms, including Rome. Imperialism is not peculiar to any one people, religion, or even philosophy save a very few, and once it grabs hold it changes the structures of power, state, economics, and culture so it perpetuates itself until it collapses.
There are many people who escape being corrupted by it personally, but cannot avoid the corrupting power of the structures imperialism builds. The face is not human; it is institutional and systemic.
Here is an interesting article that explains that Columbus was a jew and set sail to America with a group of jews, written by the Dearborn Independent in 1920.
He was a baptized Catholic, financed by Catholic monarchs.
“The year was 1451 and a son had just been born to the Colombos of Genoa, Italy. The boy, who was the eldest of five children, was Baptized with the name of Christobal [Christopher]. ”
Columbus argued in part for funding on the basis of Biblical texts.
“Al-Mahdi is the redeemer of the Muslim world who will usher in the final Caliphate
which will last 7-9 years before the return of Jesus Christ. YM believes King Abdullah II of Jordan will play the role of a false Al-Mahdi who will prepare for the return of the antichrist, David Mayer Rothschild.
– See more at: https://www.henrymakow.com/#sthash.Qn8QXned.dpuf”
The guy is a nutter.
Dearborn Independent was published by Henry Ford, a known antisemite.
1. Columbus’s Letters to His Son: Columbus wrote numerous letters, only a fraction of which survive. Those addressed to his son Diego contain two Hebrew letters in the upper left-hand corner—bet and hay.
They are a standard abbreviation for the Hebrew phrase B’ezrat Hashem, meaning “With God’s help.” To this day observant Jews use this abbreviation on any written written communication.
This phrase appears solely on Columbus’s letters to his son. This subterfuge is consistent with the practice of many Spanish Jews known as marranos or conversos. These were Jews forced to convert to Catholicism in public, but who maintained their Jewishness in private . . .
Please take this conversation to the Cafe as it is off-topic. Thanks. Mod
left spain on last day jews were going to be permitted in spain,,,easy to get a crew!
completely agree with you Scott and like you a lot. thanks for all your hard work!
A huge weapons depot near Donbass holding 125,000 tons of ammo supposedly was actually almost empty -obviously not completely- and some US hegemon was about to inspect it. And it got blown up. By whom and for what reason?
AFAIK it hasn’t made mainstream news so, uncharacteristically, Putin is not to blame.
None of this is making any sense to me.
“none of this is making any sense to me”
+1 from me.
When the ammo blew, I was waiting for the Putin-did-it narrative from the Fakestream media.
But not a murmur. That was so unexpected I was “WTF???”. How can Putin not be to blame.? Surely he, himself personally snuck over the border and lit the fuse? he’s ex-KGB!. !!!!!
I mean, it would seem from Fakestream media that Putin was in downtown Kiev just this week, personally executing some corrupt ex-Duma politician, so while he was in the neighbourhood, he’d have time stop by and blow up an ammo factory, right? Right?
I am confused. How can something as significant as a Ukie ammo factory blow up without Putin personally lighting the fuse?
The presence of ” marauders” in the area has necessitated the calling in of NATO troops. It is fairly obviously a false flag , in my view.
If the report of increased radiation is correct , the possibility exists that the demolition of the munitions dump involved mini- nukes, such as were used in the WTC demolitions.
How’s that for conspiracy theory?
Or, increased radiation could also be from:
“Kiev … delivering to the conflict zone equipment from the Chernobyl area.”
If, that is, indeed what’s been going on. The link is from April of last year.
Your question is easy to answer. Its because Putin really did it personally. MSM cant write truths.
Can we have articles from Scott marked as such below the title, like “Written by Scott” ?
I come here to read articles from TheSaker and not from Scott, and i have to scroll down to the end of each article to see who wrote it.
ALL articles marked SITREPs are written by me and/or thesaker’s research assistants.
I also write “Scott’s corner” articles, and some “watch” posts.
Skipping the SITREP section will keep you safe from ever reading my articles.
Don’t ever think that you are not doing a great job Scott.
But do expect that emotions will run high as we witness the treachery that unfolds before our eyes.
I feel that I must chime in and second that. No one really can be absolutely sure of what is happening even in hind sight. It is very easy to see the demon in everything, when in fact it is still possible that some good forces remain active.
Saker,Scott,and all the guest writers that are good enough to write for us here deserve our respect. We may or may not agree with everything they think and say. But they all try hard for us. And I don’t think I’ve ever read an article by any of them that I haven’t learned something from.
Absolutely right, full support for all of them.
wow, what a grotesque self important nobody with pretentions on other’s work and teritory. shoo crow…
I would like to say I value your perspective as an add-on to that of Saker. Obviously Saker respects your view or you would not have your own “sandpit”.
I have a question. Your comment: the deep state needs a hot war in Europe by this coming rosh hashanah and they try to use NATO occupied Ukraine as an ignition source.
Rosh hashanah. OK, scuse my ignorance, I google (bing) for this. It’s a Jewish new year, September 20, 2017.
OK, WHY is a war necessary before this date?
I will explore this elsewhere also, but am interested in you elaborating on that.
I do know – with absolute certainty, HRC was supposed to win! and a hot war should have already started.
But why must the war start by Sept 20?
Appreciate your reply.
Let me hazard a guess: it’s a Jewish thing. Numerology, superstition, eschatological horseshit . . . take your pick.
That’s being a general understanding that the current global crisis is based on spiritual issues as much as financial and political. Myself, being an Orthodox Christian, I listen to all opinions.
… of why HRC was supposed to win, and why the deep state is now trying to remove President Trump. I am going to refer you to this blog for better perspective and time frame.
Use keywords like “Russia” “Trump” “Putin” “Europe” “France” so on to pinpoint your search
End of Days
Please, understand that the point of view and the sentiments expressed by spiritual leaders of the state of Israel should also be considered for our discussion.It’s especially important since they try to create and alter reality to fit their projections of history and myths.
Hi anon … please note this is a moderated site and we are here to discuss the ideas and events of the day. ad hominem attacks are not allowed .. please read our moderation policy. your comment has been removed as an ad hominem statement… mod-hs
Thanks for another great SITREP Scott,
Ukraine continues on this path to god knows where.
NATO – are they not already there as trainers?
I also wonder if there are any true patriots left in Ukraine outside the Donbass, the army must surely be fed up with this?
Re: I also wonder if there are any true patriots left in Ukraine outside the Donbass, the army must surely be fed up with this?
I’m wondering about that too. Were there ever any true blue fighting patriots in Ukraine? Does anyone have desertion estimates, and/or knowledge of persuasion tactics, drug boosters for fake (word of the day) morale and aggression of the army?
Would really appreciate some input on this.
From memory: I believe that the seventh call-up, after a bit over one year of Anti-Terrorist-Operation in Novorossija, had a response rate of 12%. Everyone else was dead, or fled.
Others here will, no doubt, have more information on the ‘ongoing single toilet flush’ that is Nulandistan.
Hi Scott. I enjoy your sitreps and other posts very much. You look at things from a very fresh and original angle. Unfortunately you have to spell things out for some people, as they do not wish to use their own head to fill in the gaps. This is the same problem that exists in the cat M blog; only you are very polite with the people who don’t get it here, and CM is a little less than polite (an understatement, I am sure you know).
Please carry on your brilliant work.
Googling “cat M blog” brings disappointing results.
Thank You ! : )
Hi Scott, Please keep up the good sitreps you write, Don’t let the trolls who will occasionally get past the moderators get you down! You can be sure there are powerful forces trying to shut both you and this site down completely! The AZ’s are “on the back foot” at the moment but may well be more dangerous because of it.
Ukraine (actually the UK Deep State) ‘bans’ the Russian entry to Eurovision Song Contest after the last show was rigged to give victory to the Ukraine entry (the winning nation gets to host the next show). While to many here such petty psychological warfare seems unworthy of comment or response, the UK is master at ‘bully’ methods that are superb in degraded the reputation and deep morale of a target. Empire powers use these tactics in preference to military ones because they prove to be more reliable.
Shortly afterwards a massive significant NATO resource is utterly destroyed in Ukraine. A ‘co-incidence’? Don’t even try to fool yourself.
When a dangerous clever influential ‘bully’ is successfully hurting you using ‘non-violent’ methods, a good hard ‘punch in the nose’ is often the best ‘minimal’ response. It represents a clear warning of escalation to come if the current bullying project is not reversed.
Warfare between ’empire’ powers is 99% non-‘violent’ methods, but ‘non-violence’ is frequently more destructive as in “the pen is mightier than the sword”. But just because an empire power is under attack by a ‘non-violent’ project never means that empire power is obliged to strike back using only ‘non-violent’ means. Empire powers treat all aggressive actions by their rivals as the same thing, and allow themselves any appropriate option as a response.
Russia’s next major issue is the Football World Cup. The Deep State in Britain is determined to remove the competition from Russia, or failing that to arrange a massive boycott of the event. Putin is currently doing nothing to negate the anti-Russian propaganda spewed out by every major media outlet in the UK to this end. Putin thinks the best strategy is to work with FIFA officials, but the UK (and USA) has the real heart of FIFA in its pocket.
We had hoped the election of Trump would reverse things. But Trump, even with a Republican majority in both houses, can’t even repeal ‘Obamacare’ (and I’m not saying whether the repeal would be a good thing or not). I simply mention this to point out that Trump is effectively closed down by his own party in favour of the same policies Clinton promoted during the election cycle. The Deep State in the USA seems convinced it has neutered Trump, and that actually it’ll have Trump removed within 18 months.
When Putin acts (usually without officially doing so), it is in a smart, firm and decisive way. My concern is when he hopes for the best, and tries to trust the ‘better’ motives of the West- and thus chooses not to act. Russia is not on the ropes, but the Deep State in the West is constantly assessing their ‘opponent’ and looking to issue as many ‘sneaky jabs’ as possible. But the demons of the West also want as much of the ‘audience’ as possible ‘booing’ the Ruusian ‘fighter’ and cheering on the West.
When the celebration over the liberation of Aleppo was cancelled because the demons of the West butchered the airplane full of Russian musicians, Putin chose to pass off the demonic attack as an ‘accident’, and bide his time. That was a massive mistake. This ‘event’ in Ukraine makes us all feel very happy, and a lot of munitions held by very evil people can no longer be used to mass murder innocents. But NATO has already given up on Ukraine, save for press PR nonsense, having moved their focus to far safer and easier nations on Russia’s borders. The demons are happy for Ukraine to become Russia’s ‘Northern Ireland’ as it was during the ‘troubles’ (IRA vs UK).
With Trump’s fall, the demons are getting very confident again, and they laugh at actions like this munition dump explosion. The demons have all the munitions they could ever need one thousand times over. And Trump’s ‘anti-ISIS’ strategy is being used as a trojan horse to get massive amounts of US ground forces into Iraq and Syria. As a result senior Russian personnel are being successfully targeted and murdered in increasing numbers.
Putin tries to use these American forces to his own ends- having them do some of the heavy lifting against Wahhabi extremist positions- but the demons are one step ahead of Putin in this regard. Putin believes Turkey is now on Russia’s side, but the Deep State in Turkey is a British puppet, and has been for more than 150 years since the Turkish empire started collapsing in the 19th Century. And Putin willingly serves the interests of Israel and Saudi Arabia, the co-owners of the wahhabi extremists.
Putin should have completed business in Ukraine years back, and forced the nation to split into two to end the conflict and bloodshed. Instead, Ukraine remains as a distraction and drain of money, time and resources without any useful gain for Russia. The ongoing ‘uncertainty’ acts as the never engine engine for ‘sanctions’ against Russia which people like myself pointed out would be so from day one. Now compare that with the current situation in Northern Ireland after Tony Blair cleverly moved Heaven and Earth to bring the ‘troubles’ to an end. Blair knew that ongoing conflicts are like a never healing sore, so you heal that sore no matter the political cost at the time. Which is why the death of a major IRA leader recently was treated like the death of a senior well-respected statesman.
Why oh why didn’t Putin act to end the ‘sore’ that is Ukraine when he had the chance? Because far too many fools told him that acting decisively to end a conflict is what the West ‘wanted’. No- the West wanted Ukraine to be a never healing sore in the side of Mother Russia- and that’s what they got.
So we laugh at this dump explosion, but actually the demons are laughing at our naivety.
When Jesus encounters the demons they ask Him why he arrives ‘prematurely’ i.e. before His time and during theirs. The forces of evil possess insight into the near-future that the forces of Good cannot match. During this eschatological consolidation phase (really, the whole of human history) the demons will always appear one step ahead. Until he’s not. Think of a film spool that whips around with startling velocity at the conclusion of the hologram.
As someone else mentioned above, this latter phase of history is indecipherable absent a spiritual lens. The Principalities of Good and Evil are concluding things above our heads. Human agency in human history is at an especially low ebb. We’re like a Greek chorus relegated to watching our own play.
Nothing is too small, mean or petty for the brainiacs at the CIA, not even the EUrineVision Schlong Contest. But they have been meddling in culture since long before Doctor Zhivago.
They have as much finesse about it as Hermann Goering, who famously said: “When I hear the word ‘culture’, I want to reach for my Mauser.’
The White collar CIA prefers reaching for their check-books and their Black Ops – ‘Compromat’ Gestapo to, for instance, get the Nobel Prize Committee to nominate the likes of Pasternak and Obama… or to do the ‘wet jobs’ for them when all else fails.
To say that Putin should have already dealt with the problem in the Ukraine by dividing it up is an idea that was discredited a few years ago.
If the Ukraine were divided, then NATO would waltz into the western half, and install missiles, armies, etc. there. Russia needs the full E-W distance of the Ukraine as a buffer zone. Also, Russia can’t afford to integrate even the southern and eastern half of the Ukraine because
1. It is too corrupt and any money thrown at problems would be stolen. The last 27 years has eliminated honesty as a way of life in the Ukraine and it will take a miracle and a decade or two to put it back into place. 2. Lots of the Ukies really and truly hate the Russians. Russia doesn’t need that.
So Putin is handling this as well as he can. Several items to consider:
Russian non-intervention gives the EU Nationalists time to remove their EU-CIA overlords, which is happening for certain, even if the nationalists lose all the elections this year. There’s no doubt because the EU-CIA has no plan whatsoever for fixing the messes that Europe is in. If the EU-CIA were going to create such a plan, they would have done it by 2011, three years into the economic crisis, and here it is 2017 already.
The only way the Ukrainian people are going to realize how they went wrong by trusting the Nazis and oligarchs is by letting them stew in the mess they made for themselves, and Russia is being careful to not get involved so it can’t honestly be blame. Perhaps after some number of years, the Ukrainian people may wake up. I would be shocked if the Kremlin does not have an exceptionally accurate take on the mood in all of the Ukraine, but especially in central, south and east Ukraine, and I’m more sure than I was in 2014, that the Kremlin is doing as fine a job as can be expected.
As I recall, the Saker expressed all this more pungently and in fewer words. Something like “the Ukraine is a pile of shit which Russia can’t afford and doesn’t want.” I feel sorry for the Ukrainian people, but outsiders can’t do very much about their insane hatred and willingness to be lied to.
Pretty much nails it.
Also, the Donbass has gradually resolved into a trustworthy/viable entity, offering inspiration to other parts of Ukraine.
Along with the Crimean repatriation.
Not to mention the several millions that have fled to Russia itself.
This leaves the whole question of continuing state viability uncertain – what exactly would Russia be gaining?
Leaving the Ukraine to quietly implode is the best option.
Now that Transcarpathia is also looking for a way out from under Kiev’s boot ( with Hungary as support) and Galicia is being eyed by Poland, it is only a matter of time.
The only issue is whether NATO can exploit the situation.
I don’t think its controllable., and I don’t think the French or Germans are too enthused at the prospect of a fragmented Ukieland being allowed into the alliance.
The US will.happily ‘ replace’ the armoury recently destroyed anyway – why would the European NATO members be so stupid to.not only rearm unstable and fascist Ukraine, but also pay for the privilege?
Nato Article 5 is a mutual suicide pact if enacted against Russia.
How will that war be waged?
Announce to the Russians that “Hey, we have Article 5 turned on, get ready for war?”
Any war plan against Russian must begin with total surprise, total nuclear, EW, apocalyptic offensive.
So, stick NATO and the Article 5 where the sun don’t shine.
Bring me a war plan that attacks Russia that Russia loses and the attacker wins.
I’ve asked for one for two years +.
People talk but don’t think through the facts.
Russia cannot be defeated. The world will end if Russia is attacked. (Unless it’s Ukies blind drunk desperately wanting to join their Heavenly Hundred. Then it will be a short firefight and no more Ukies.
You can amass an armada, all the cruise missiles and all the tanks and armor you want, 5000 airplanes, bombers, attack planes, helo gunships, whatever. Russia will destroy the West and the Planet.
Russia has just cut its military spending by 25%. You think they know they have enough defense or do you think they are idiots?
NATO, now or in the future, will never cease to lose any war, anywhere.
It is a pretend alliance. Basically, the power of the US is poised against whoever it wants to confront. Right now, Russia has everything to make the US power totally neutralised. Since that is a fact, NATO adds nothing because it is nothing without the US. 0+0=0. That’s NATO vs Russia.
Article 5 is there so the members feel they have a reason to cough up 2% of their GDP for armaments, mostly sold to them by the US MIC. It’s an extortion racket.
Again, when you think of Russia, go look at Satan I and Satan II ICBMs, the Russian triad delivery platforms, and the S 400-S 500 missile defenses, and their EW systems.
No one can survive attacking Russia. They got out ahead of the US in the last decade, and Trump can spend the US blind, the Russians will maintain the edge for decades.
Putin, Shoigu and Rogozin bought nuclear dominance, missile defense and EW advantages. The Russian people had less luxuries, less consumer goods, but they have sovereignty and the Hegemon can’t take it away. One of the greatest military comebacks in world history.
You have a much better change jumping over the Moon than attacking Russia.
Superb and inspired analysis. Thank you.
Did Russia Just Cut Its Defense Budget by a Whopping 25 Percent?
A new report from Jane’s suggesting that the Kremlin is undertaking draconian defense cuts is wrong, a top analyst specializing in Russian affairs says. While the Jane’s report cites cuts of twenty-five percent—or one trillion rubles—the actual reductions are only about seven percent or roughly 230 billion rubles.
Someone at Russia Insider said the same thing. They are playing the same numbers game the US military does when it says it cuts its budget.
Nice summary Larchmonter445, thanks. There is only one passage I have to take issue with:
“Russia cannot be defeated.”
It can — by treason from within. This is the blunt lesson of the 1980ies and 1990ies. This time around, however, any pro-Western grovelling govno still remaining in Russia will be utterly shocked when their beloved Western superiors will not stop at bringing Ukro-like rot and squalor to the country but also settling jihadis and other “freedom-fighters”.
So the FSB needs to keep the powder dry.
US/UK dont want to defeat Russia by article 5 nor win. They only want chaos by article 5 and keep Russia down by endless hybrid war.
A drop of water each minute makes everyone go nut over enough time.
Getting back to the subject of this article, what I got out of it beyond what I wrote earlier is a suggestion that the intended inspection visit by Ben Hodges’s possibly precipitated the sabotage of what was left of the munitions stored.
I can believe that Ukros could be stupid enough to believe that would work but not that it would fool the good general or the many explosive experts under his command and elsewhere.
Given the spectacular visible nature, number of explosions and elapsed time factors I am going to assume that a 101 level understanding of explosives would be able to differentiate between 1,000 tons of ammunition (for example only) going up and 125,000 tons ?
I appreciate this article as it is the exception to the rest of media, be it MSM or alternate.
Given the spectacular Youtube footage from drones and the ground, why is there so little written about this from any source -why so little comment or speculation even?
At any other time all manner of theories would be bandied about from believable to unbelievable.
It would be difficult to differentiate 50’000 versus 125’000 tons of ammunition to prove theft. Just consider that only part of the ammunition could have been stolen and sold easily. Other parts were outdated and/or of little use without corresponding launchers.
By the way, the first reports stated a total of 138’000 tons.
You may be correct on your differentiation example but I suspect it wouldn’t fool explosive experts given a timelapse of the sequence and assuming to some degree they knew what was inside the bunkers and what would simply burn and what would explode. As far as trickery goes I have spoken to enough military types who were adept at fooling audits by moving stuff around, falsifying paperwork, renumbering bunkers, and approaching the same ordnance/equipment from different directions. Stuff walks away in the military and everyone knows it.
I’ m going to go out on a limb and say that 50,000 tons didn’t go up -spectacular though it was, the bangs were collectively not big enough.
50,000 tons is 100 million pounds -compare that to a 1000 lb bomb going off and extrapolate that to 100,000 of them.
Perhaps someone with a military explosive background can weigh in and tell me I am wrong?
***Another announcement from the same source about a mysterious “international inspection group” from the US that started working on the Ukrainian’s military sites***
So, if this was done purposely by the U.S., then what was the reason. I see in the article that many people from the area evacuated and then authorities threatened those who stayed in their homes. Could it be they want all the civilians out of this region to set up a U.S. base there, and at the same time get rid of old/dud Ukrainian munitions?
Or is it more likely it was a major accident with Ukrainians trying to display how it worked to the U.S. inspectors or acting on faulty advice from them?
The zionazi tuppence regime announced more sanctions against Russia today.
US Imposes Sanctions Against 8 Russian Companies – US State Department
“Penalties are being applied to eight Russian entities as a result of a regular, periodic review of specific activities as required by the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act,” the representative said.
The representative also stressed that these sanctions “are separate from the broader economic sanctions that have been in place since 2014″ in connection with the Crimea’s reunification with Russia and the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
The United States imposed sanctions on 150th Aircraft Repair Plant, Aviaexport, Bazalt, Kolomna Design Bureau of Machine-Building (KBM), Rosoboronexport (ROE), Ulyanovsk Higher Aviation Academy of Civil Aviation (UVAUGA), Ural Training Center for Civil Aviation (UUTsCA), Zhukovskiy and Gagarin Academy (Z&G Academy).”
Obviously, those dastardly rooskie outfits were up to no good helping Russia, Syria and Iran exterminate israels terrorist proxies, and the tuppence regime, being the patriotic zionazis they are, felt it imperative to intervene on israel’s behalf.
The “good cop/bad cop” tactic is standard zionazi practice in all levels of their control over their capitalist western colonies.
Keep up the good work, Scott.
If the wind always blows from the same direction, the trees grow crooked.
Unfortunately, there are always people who don’t “get” this. They only want to hear more of what they want to hear, and throw tantrums when they are disappointed in their hope.
No picnic without flies : )
@Sepp – been here many years and don’t know you – an obvious troll.
Scott provides vital information to the site and brings other views, opinions and thoughts. I personally find him essesntial reading along with the Saker.
@Scott – can’t believe Macron’s team feel the need to attack the Saker and single him out along with such big news agencies – obviously touching a nerve – a compliment too. I have a deep suspicion that if this nobody ex Goldman banker wins – he will ban any independent blog in France and kill off freedom of speech.
“Kiev authorities and the state controlled Ukrainian news agencies proclaimed the fire to be ‘extinguished’, which is their way to tell the world that the depot has burned out of its own.”
Haha, very true indeed! And as regards Poor-Old-Shenko’s residence being “protected” by Pindo dregs, that sends an eerie message to the effect that not even this lowlife is considered fully reliable in the eyes of his paymasters. Better behave, or else…
A) This explosion is strategically significant with regard to the events in Ukraine, but what is the nature and extent of it’s significance?
B) Who benefits most from this? Russia? Novorossia? Ukraine? USA? Why?
C) Could this ammo depot have been scuttled to prevent a potential offensive by Novorossia/Russia from storming the depot and obtaining the ammunition stored there, upgrading their combat potential?
D) Could this be the work of Novorossian forces seeking to weaken the combat potential of the Ukrainian forces most near to the engagement zone?
E) What was the approximate monetary value of the weapons/ammunition destroyed in this fire? Who’s pocketbook took the hit?
F) Were there any technologies that were potentially being kept out of enemy hands? Maybe fuses or missile guidance systems, or launchers, etc.?
If it was (D) then I think there would be deafening MSM screams and Putin would, of course, be blamed, more sanctions imposed, etc.etc.
As none of that has happened and the MSM has a blackout then I think one could assume that this was either accidental, precipitated by the USA or Ukros of some flavour or, as the article posits, a corruption cover up of munitions that were supposed to be there but had in fact been pilfered and sold.
Another very distant possibility is that the ammo was expired or incompatible with NATO systems.
interestingly enough, apparently only Lughansk has the remaining complete industrial setup for manufacturing weapons ammunition from scratch to final product which may explain a little -partly the continuing ATO actions against the Donbass…………………
You forgot to mention that all Ukrainians weapons that were sold were sold by Russian oriented learders to weaken Ukraine at the demand of Moscow… So much for good journalism!
Russia Opens Criminal Cases Over Deadly March 11-23 Civilian Shelling by Ukraine
“Svetlana Petrenko said Ukrainian Armed Forces and National Guard members conducted precision artillery shelling of civilian infrastructure in the Donetsk region on March 11-23.
“As a result… a civilian died, nine people were injured,” Petrenko said of the shelling that damaged or destroyed over 50 civilian infrastructure, including houses.
“The Russian Investigative Committee’s Main Investigations Directorate established a number of Ukrainian servicemen who committed particularly serious crimes against the civilian population,” Petrenko said.
A Ukrainian second lieutenant and a colonel, both of the 93rd Mechanized Brigade, are suspected of carrying out heavy shelling of civilian infrastructure in August-December 2015. A Ukrainian interior ministry colonel is also suspected of carrying out deliberately criminal orders of high-ranking officials on August 14, 2015, Petrenko added.
More than 20 houses in various parts of the city of Donetsk were damaged or destroyed as a result, and 20 civilians injured, she said.”
Russia does not want to integrate any parts of the Ukraine.
Russia needs the full distance of the Ukraine as a war buffer zone against NATO.
Russia can’t afford economically to integrate the poor population of Ukraine.
Russia doesn’t want the part of the Ukrainians who hate Russia, as Trojans inside Russia.
Russia is careful not to get involved so it can’t be blamed for being aggressive.
USA& EU needs a major war to conquer new Recourses, in order to fight off Bankruptcy.
USA & EU wants all of Poland and the Ukraine to fence off Russia, from the Baltic to the Black sea.
USA & EU do not intend to economically support the poor people of Ukraine.
The EU have shown that they do not intend to support the southern people of the EU (Greece).
USA & EU doesn’t mind the part of the Ukrainians who hates NATO, as Trojans inside Europe.
The EU have shown that it doesn’t mind Moslems who hate the west, as Trojans inside Europe.
USA & EU doesn’t mind the blame for waging aggressive war.
So what IF:
U.S. Puppet Porochenko separates Sumy, Kharkiv, and Donetsk Oblast from Ukraine.
This will force some of the poor and anti NATO Ukrainians to be cared for by Russia.
This will make it easier to fully integrate the western Ukraine into the EU and NATO.
USA & EU will peddle the annexation as a victory for one-world integration against Nationalism.
This will secure the chessboard plan of a NATO war buffer zone from the Baltic to the Black sea.
As Ukraine is divided, NATO will move right up to Russia’s new border, and install missiles.
The frontline between NATO and Russia has been moved one step further toward Russia.
Does such a plan fit with current events I Ukraine?
Power lines and free road access to Crimea have been served.
Railroads and Pipelines to Donetsk oblast have been served.
The Ukrainian advance in eastern Ukraine has stopped.
Radioactive material has been moved out of Chernobyl to the “new” E-W Borderline.
Former USSR Ammunition depot in Kharkiv oblast has been obliterated.
Now new NATO ammunition will be sold to the Bankrupt Ukraine to keep it in perpetual debt.
The only way the Ukrainians and the Poles are going to realize how they became the frontline of an E-W war, is by letting them stew in the mess they have accepted by trusting Zionist warmongers. Thus the current war in Ukraine, and sabre rattling in Poland.
What could derail the Anglo Zionist chessboard plan?
The western economic depression.
The prospect of a 3d great war in Europe, instigated by Anglo Zionist warmongers.
The Police state terror in the West, to keep the well educated western population in check.
At present, the Zionist warmongers within the EU and NATO are working desperate against time, before they are disintegrated by Nationalism.
Separation of the Anglos and the Zionist from Europe (in Progress)
Collapse of the EU, Patriot uprising in the U.S, disintegration of NATO (in Progress)
Nordic block and Russia cooperate to explore the Artic and new trade routes to Asia (in Progress) Trade followed by Cooperation between The Nordic Countries and Russia (initiating)
The Nordic block and Russia cooperate to raise the economic prospects for the Baltic Nations.
Russia and European nations cooperate to secure sovereignty and economic progress of Ukraine.
Peace can only be secured, by assisting developing nations to rise to Developed standard of living.
Not by forcing Developed Nations down to the standard of living in developing nations. (the EU)
So lets get to work by developing sovereign and Free nations.
YES. I saw a video of the supposed arsenal burning and a relatively small mushroom cloud erupting at this site with what looked like plasma rain falling from the cloud. Was this the detonation of a mini nuke? This video was posted at the X 22 Report economic -geo politcal web site that is documenting the economic decline of the west and its ruling elites failure.
Addendum: A mushroom cloud video graphed at the Ukrainre arsenal (?) is shown on the X 22 Report site episode 1238b at about the 8:50 minute mark.