By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted
The non-government in Kiev is simply not allowed by the Empire to negotiate anything.
By now what we may call a Triple Threat has been established as the catalyst anticipating the launch of Operation Z.
- Ukraine developing nuclear weapons. Zelensky himself hinted at it in the Munich Security Conference.
- U.S. bioweapons labs in Ukraine. Confirmed, tersely, by none other than the Sinister Cookie Distributor neocon wife in the uber-neocon Kaganate of Nulands, who described them as “biological research facilities”. ”
- An imminent attack on Donbass with massive civilian deaths. It could have been in March, according to documents seized by the Russian Ministry of Defense. Or even in late February, according to SVR intelligence, which was monitoring the line of contact on a minute-by-minute basis. This is what eventually prompted Operation Z as a Russian version of R2P (“Responsibility to Protect”).
So after years of CIA-instigated shouts of “conspiracy theory!” and less than zero “fact checkers” activity, it turns out “it was all happening in Ukraine”, as divine messenger Maria Zakharova once again pointed out: “We have found your own products. We have found your biological material.”
The first-class investigative work of Dilyana Gaytandzhieva on Pentagon bioweapons was fully vindicated.
Based on documents received from Ukrainian biolab employees, the Russian ModD revealed that research with samples of bat coronavirus, among other experiments, were conducted in a Pentagon-funded biolab.
The purpose of all this research – which included another Pentagon project to study the transfer of pathogens by wild birds migrating between Ukraine and Russia and other neighboring countries – was “to create a mechanism for the covert spread of deadly pathogens.”
In trademark pysop mode, everything was turned upside down by the United States government: those evil Russkies could take control of biological samples, so any “accident” involving biological and chemical weapons in Ukraine would have to be blamed on Russia.
The White House, in yet another flagrant display of unredeemable stupidity, accused Russia of “false claims” and China of “endorsing this propaganda”.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov came up with the adult perspective: “The whole world will be interested to know what exactly the American bio-laboratories in Ukraine were doing.”
Down on the ground
Meanwhile, defying the fog of war while being targeted by Kiev’s free distribution of weapons without any measure of control, civilians on the path of Operation Z confirmed over and over again that Azov neo-Nazis prevent them from escaping encircled towns and villages. These Banderastan fanatics are the shock troops transforming Ukraine into a large Idlib – according to His Master’s Voice’s plan.
Neo-Nazis are doing exactly what ISIS/Daesh did in Syria: hiding behind civilians taken as hostages. Azov are the white clones of ISIS/Daesh. After all they learned their tactics from the same masters.
They will be bolstered by a fresh contingent of 450 fighters just arrived from – where else – Idlib, including lots of non-Syrians from Europe and the Maghreb. Most though are al-Qaedites and members of the Syrian branch of the Turkestan Islamic Party. Their transit point: the Syria-Turkish border, a smuggling free-for-all.
As it stands, the most detailed macro-view of how strategic Operation Z is developing has been outlined here. The inestimable Andrei Martyanov describes it as a “combined arms police operation”: a delicate crossover between formation-level warfare (“combined arms”) and a police operation to arrest and/or destroy criminals (the full extent of “demilitarization” and “denazification”).
For an undiluted, down and dirty, eye to the ground perspective (translated into English), it’s hard to beat Russian military man
Alexander Dubrovsky. He stresses how the objectives of the operation are “strategy and tactics”; and proceeding with haste is out of the question in this “completely new page in the art of war.”
Cutting through the fog, no one could realistically expect any breakthrough out of the meeting between Foreign Ministers Lavrov and Kuleba on the sidelines of the Diplomatic Forum in Antalya – as much as Turkey may have played a constructive role.
The non-government in Kiev is simply not allowed by the Empire to negotiate anything. The only tactic in town is stalling. Operation Z – or “the war” – could be stopped with a simple phone call from the Comedian in Kiev.
Lavrov at least was quite explicit on some key issues. Russia does not want war; never used oil and gas as a weapon; and wants Ukraine to be neutral.
The West, Lavrov added, refuses to understand the concept of “indivisibility of security”; those who supply Ukraine with weapons and send mercenaries should understand “they’re responsible for their actions”; and referring to the hysterical sanctions swamp, he stressed, “we will do everything to no longer depend on the West in any strategic sectors of our life.”
It’s quite enlightening to juxtapose Lavrov with clueless NATOstan “analysts”, totally ignorant of Eurasia and pontificating about “a new ideological conflict between irredentist tyrannies and liberal democracies”. It’s about sovereignty, stupid – not ideology.
NATOstan of course is incapable of understanding the process of Nazification of Ukraine – the key theme of any serious political/cultural/sociological analysis. It’s not an accident that the list of nations supporting the neoNazi-infested collapsed government in Kiev happens to largely coincide with the list of nations that refused to vote in favor of the UN resolution condemning the rehabilitation of Nazism.
In historical terms, these “analysts” might learn something by reading Mikhail Bulgakov’s The White Guard. Bulgakov considered Ukraine as an avowedly reductionist version of “the steppe”: culturally barren, not capable of creating anything, destined to barbaric destruction. It’s important to remember that when Ukraine attempted to constitute itself as a state in 1918-1920, cultural and industrial centers such as Odessa, Kherson, Nikolaev, Kharkov, Luhansk had never been Ukrainian. And western Ukraine for a long while was part of Poland.
All aboard the Eurasian train
On the economic front, the dogs of hybrid war bark while the Eurasia integration caravan marches on – with the Empire irretrievably being pushed outside of the Eurasian landmass.
In a phone call prior to the Lavrov-Kuleba meeting in Antalya, President Erdogan suggested to Putin setting up a trading mechanism in gold and also rubles, yuan and Turkish lira to beat the Western sanction hysteria. The source is Abdulkadir Selvi, very close to Erdogan. No Russia-China official comment yet.
The key fact is that Russia, China, and for that matter the entire Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) – responsible for at least 30% of global GDP and the bulk of the Eurasian market – don’t need the West at all.
As Peter Koenig, a former senior economist at the World Bank points out, “Western GDP has a different basis, with blown out of proportion services, whereas the GDP of the SCO and the Global South is production-based. A huge difference when one looks at the backing of currencies: in the West there is literally none. Eastern currencies are mostly backed by national economies, especially in China and soon in Russia too. That leads to self-sufficiency, and no longer reliance on the West.”
In the larger geopolitical spectrum, the non-stop war of attrition by the Empire against Russia with Ukraine as a pawn is a war against the New Silk Roads; Maidan in 2014 took place only a few months after the launching of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), then OBOR (One Belt, One Road) in Kazakhstan and Indonesia. It’s also a war on the Russian concept of Greater Eurasia Partnership. In sum: it’s an all-out war on Eurasia integration.
And that bring us to the key aspect of BRI: Eurasia rail/road connectivity – between China and the EU and with one corridor traversing Russia. The coordinated NATOstan sanction hysteria is not only against Russia, but also against China.
For the Beltway, BRI is beyond anathema: it’s almost like the Beast of the Apocalypse. As a response, the West even has concocted puny schemes such as the American B3W (“Build Back Better World) and the EU’s Global Gateway. Their impact, so far, does not even qualify as negligible.
Ukraine in itself is not a problem for BRI; traffic is only 2% of eastbound China-Europe freight trains. But Russia is another story.
According to Feng Xubin, Vice Chairman of the China-Europe Railway Express Transportation Coordination Committee, the freight settlement system between China and Russia may be in trouble: “At present, freight is denominated in dollars […] If the West cuts off Russia’s intermediate settlement channel in the international financial system, it means that the settlement system for freight charges between China and Russia will not be able to proceed normally.”
From the EU’s point of view, trade interruptions are not exactly a good deal. China-EU freight traffic increased over 100% last year.
For instance, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are co-financing a 67 km high-speed rail stretch from Istanbul to the Bulgarian border.
Sanctions on Russia will definitely affect the trans-Eurasia supply chain – on transportation, ports, insurance, communications. Yet quite a few sanctions may be revised later on, as the EU itself starts to feel the pain.
China will have an abundance of Plan Bs. The key northern BRI corridor remains China-Kazakhstan-Russia-Belarus-EU, but there is a possible detour via the Caspian, in Aktau in Kazakhstan. There will be extra incentive to fully link the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway with the Turkish grid. And there will be extra movement in the International North-South Transportation Corridor (INSTC), with Baku connecting to the Iranian Caspian Sea coast and by rail to ultra-strategic Chabahar port.
So we may be heading towards extra impetus for BRI’s multimodal southern corridor – bypassing Russia: that means a boost for Turkey, the Caucasus and the Caspian. And no losses for China. As for Russia, even if this re-routing may last for a while, it’s not such a big deal. After all from now on Russia will be developing intensive trade towards the east and south of Eurasia, and not towards the sanctioning West.
Today Russia has announced that the Ukraine labs were working on making bat viruses more contagious – covid.
Russia Convenes UN Security Council Meeting to Present BioLab Evidence, Friday at 11 a.m. EST
American biological laboratories was one of the weapons. Let’s look at it from another angle. Another reason for the west to make the sanctions from hell is because the west fears that Putin can produce advanced AI – Artificial Intelligence.
In a few years Russia became the vanguard of military technology. They then thought of a way to stop Russia. Think of the G7 meetings before the US left Afghanistan.
Whoever masters AI – Artificial Intelligence, will rule the world. AI could become more dangerous to man than atomic bombs. This matter is not seriously discussed. But the Zionists know this, and they are looking to the future.
Despite being 80 years old, is Biden simulating dementia and weakness, and is it a trap to take away the concentration and lucidity of the Russians?
The main reason for the Anglo Empire and the Zionists to arm the neo-Nazis was because they fear the technological advancement of Putin and Russia. Therefore, the US when leaving Afghanistan, they aimed the sanctions from hell created through the neo-Nazis in Ukraine. That has always been the Democrats’ plan.
Humanity’s worst moment. Humanity is now choosing its future, by the hands and brains of only 0.001% of the people of humanity.
AI is only really good at handling tightly defined choice sets in controlled contexts. It’s constantly hyped, but it’s not anywhere near a world domination technology yet.
Remember how hard they were pushing self driving cars a few years ago? Now no one talks about them. It’s too hard a problem to test on the general public.
AI systems doing anything vaguely valuable have humans sitting and watching them, nudging them in the right direction so they don’t wander off into oblivion.
I speak from experience.
Yes. When it used on static data sets from a narrow domains the accuracy is good (pixs of cats vs. dogs, for example) and greater than 90-95%. On more fluid (a.k.a. real) data it drops to around 75% or less. AI is a branch of statistics and in statistics the expression “tail wag the dog” is literally true: fat tails can ruin any model
Reminds me of October 1962 at the UN when the US presented evidence of Russian ICBMs in Cuba.
But the other way round.
Be a glove in the face of Washington DC.
That’s it: RIGHT TO PROTECT. The West developed this doctrine during the Balkan Wars against Yugoslavia and has thus this doctrine has become part of the International Law. Why doesn’t Russia use this doctrine to explain her actions in Ukraine more offensively.
I repeat: RIGHT TO PROTECT + DENAZIFICATION + DEMILITARIZATION!!!
Responsibility to Protect (R2P), Africa Union, not the West. If we’re going to talk about it let’s at least be factually correct. Yes the West (NATO in Libya actually) turned the Third Pillar of this Doctrine on its head to intervene in sovereign states they did not like but don’t spread untruths about its origins. The origins were sound and rational and agreed upon by many States when it was finally put to a Committee to investigate how it could work and what it should look like.
It would be really nice if at some stage someone took the time to actually detail the history and actual Doctrine, and how it passed into International Law so we don’t keep getting this, “It was developed by the West” bullshit. Rwandan Genocide, Kofi Anan in his role as Assistant Secretary-General at the UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations was apalled at the world’s collective response, or lack thereof in Rwanda and when he became Secretary General of the UN he did something about it in 2000 by posing simple questions. The African Union had R2P in their Constitution long before the West bothered to do much of anything about it.
R2P was not a doctrine used by the West in dealing with Yugoslavia because it didn’t exist as a Doctrine at that stage. Srebrenica and Yugoslavia was one of the reasons Kofi Annan wanted a mechanism in place to deal with Humanitarian concerns. Clinton argued violations of Human Rights was why the UN should sanction action. They didn’t, so the US working with a few other States sent arms and support in quietly.
You want to bother reading the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty here. Says everything that needs to be said.
Why doesn’t Russia use it ‘officially’ in Ukraine. I admit they have danced around it but for those who haven’t been watching or listening Russia’s political and diplomatic corps are not idiots. They have been trying to walk a path that adheres to International Law. They are in Ukraince to deal with an existential threat. They are there regarding matters of their own Defence. Ukraine isn’t about Ukraine, it’s about NATO expansion and Russian security in relation to that expansion. Indivisible Security as agreed in OSCE documentation numerous times.
R2P has rules to be followed that would hinder Russian objectives from a legal point of view.
Just cause. Tick
Right intention. Tick
Last resort. Tick.
Proportional means. Tick…ish.
Reasonable prospects: Tick. Based on what we have seen of the Russian operation so far.
Right authority. Never going to happen. Veto by the US and UK at the very least.
So why don’t they rely R2P. Because they don’t meet all the legal requirements to make it stick. I mean I don’t profess to know the mind of any Russian decision makers and definitely not President Putin. But it seems most statements I hear from the Russian FM and President Putin’s releases they want to see the world abiding by the UN and International Law. Not this ‘Rules Based System’ we are now hearing all the talk about.
Sorry if I come off a bit frustrated about this but having spent time studying R2P and International Human Rights Law while I was at Uni it really gets to me when people think R2P was a Western fabrication to justify illegal wars and regime change.
It was first tabled and presented by Former Australian FM Gareth Evans actually, to the strategic study group or something when chairing it. And was in relation to Yugoslavia but also much touted on the east Timor intervention etc.. And yes Rwanda also Somalia, Not sure of the time lines just remember reading that in a James o Neil article (he was scathing of Evans and hinted at a pattern of Aus former FM, s moving into global roles going right back to Evatt and UN founding etc..).. Kinda left to draw own conclusions..?
Gareth Evans was co-chair on the Commission report linked as you said. However that was not the start of the discussion or use. History as presented, including Kofi Annan’s early discussion points, is correct and all the facts readily available if anyone would like to go searching for them.
I believe that, in his speech immediately before the operation, Putin invoked UN Charter Article 51 – the right to self defense. I’m not sure how this ties into R2P.
It doesn’t tie into R2P. As indicated it was to do with Russia’s legal right to act in self-defence.
The link to “Pentagon Bioweapons” ( near the beginning) written by a Bulgarian journalist is a truly awesome piece of work, guaranteed to keep you from sleeping at night; (particularly if your Nation is a host to US Biolabs).
Mysterious deadly disease outbreaks all over the planet.
Excellent article from Pepe.
A totally under-appreciated piece of work. Investigative journalistm as it should be. She also uncovered the rat lines of NATO arms supplies to ISIS in Syria, actually travelling there to check out serial numbers on weapons (MLRS, etc) supplied by Bulgaria. She has a visit from the Bulgarian Security Service after that. I’m surprised she hasn’t had a serious accident.
Russia stressed the fact that the measures it has just taken (such as bon on export of wheat etc.) were taken for its self-protection (i.e. to protect the Russian people from hunger and scarcity at home of needed materials) and not as reprisals nor as anti-sanctions. So Russia sent this message to Zone A: We are not like you. We are strong enough not to resort to reprisals against innocent people. What measures we take, we take strictly in order to protect our people. Zone B and non-aligned countries alike will get the message that Russia is strong unassailable and adjust accordingly (most probably they have already got it). Zone A governments will get the message too, but they will pretend to be deaf. Nevertheless, gradually but surely, in spite of the russophobic propaganda, the message will be understood by the citizens of Zone A countries.
You understood it wrong.
It is Russial telling the West that “do not celerbte folks, these are NOT the counter-sanctions”.
Revenge is best served cold. It will come, but Russians will not rush it. They do not do such things for the show and TV coverage.
Snowden should interview Putin! Maybe Mordechi Vannunu(?) could provide some technical stuff, and Seymour Hersh could fire up that FLAMETHROWER OF A PEN he IS known for. I will end that with a PREPOSITION!!!
Snowden is an American Patriot.
For that exact reason, I expect him to come out against the Empire of lies soon.
“the freight settlement system between China and Russia may be in trouble: “At present, freight is denominated in dollars […]”
And this in the year 2022; just another example that the “economic elites” in Russia and China will stick to the dollar, if not much force is used.
Thank you for your comment, Oliver.
The dollar is finished!
These actions, by Zone A, seem to be a designed destruction of the legacy financial system.
It is certain, that China has mitigation, ready-to-roll.
2022 is the final year of the dollar’s world dominance.
By the end of the year, there will be a very, very viable alternative.
I’d add to “combined arms police operation” citing martyanov, also a “humanitarian operation”. That’s why I still appreciate the velvet approach. In other terms it’s a Civil Defence Operation.
Not a single word of BioLabs in MSM. Not in Europe which means “they don’t exist”. This is the world we are living now.
Oh look, a flying squirrel gnawing on its nuts.
Slowly but surely Mats the noose is tightening and once turned it’s game over.
Might take a power cut or two but once they can’t get into tiktok they’ll be fireworks. lol
Mentioned on BBC (or CNN)?.. but immediately termed fake news by the anchor.
The US is the only Country in the World to have used nuclear weapons on civilians in the pursuance of war.
In the 1950s following the Korean War, complaints were made to the UN regarding the use of bacteriological and chemical weapons by the US and its allies.The UN ignored it.
An enquiry was carried out on the ground in North Korea by The International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and a report was duly published, which was ignored.
Among the findings was the use of insects as carriers of disease. Clusters of infected insects were reported on snow/frozen ground, following the explosion of munitions. There is no natural explanation for this.
Mass executions and the use of chemical weapons was also documented.
The report was ignored.
In 2001 the Conclusion of the “Korea International War Crimes Tribunal” was published; it found the US guilty of War Crimes. The UN did nothing, no sanctions, no hysteria, not a word.
The UN is the servant of the US and it will ignore (again) the current complaint made to the UN by the Russians.
A really great book about how the US used communism as it’s big enemy post WW2 is the Jakarta Method, I am buying copies to give to people who are on the fence. Most Americans are lost souls with no clue. I was hoping the Bio weapons might make people think but nope not being printed. Tucker from fox is the only one and he is only speaking to the Right half of America the left is lost and totally submissive to propaganda.
I WANT TO LEAVE THE US!
I don’t know what to do I have 4 friends that know what is going on and 1 daughter. My husband will not talk about it nor my other daughter. We had this same cycle during Syria.
Thank you. I just bought the book.
This dynamic is taking place all across N. America. Our steady diet of divide and conquer, keeps getting more toxic. It’s heartbreaking and dangerous. The Ukraine is classic. Slav fighting Slav while the US dumps already bought and paid for kill equipment in to stir the pot of hatred.
I compare how we have lived for the last few decades to what it must be like in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Yugoslavia and so on. We’ve been safe, fat, dumb and happy. We didn’t care about what our governments did in foreign lands and now the chicken has come home to roost.
Yeah individuals cared but our concerns found no traction in our “democracy”.
If you are serious, I can help You.
make a notion, and I am sure the Saker can help set it up.
I am fortunate that my husband thinks as I do. My heart goes out to you. Knowing truth and seeing everyone you love blinded by propaganda… It’s a heartbreak that keeps me up at night.
Last year I decided to learn Russian and cook Russian food (pelmeni, anyone?). It seemed to me then as it does now that eventually North America will be split between Russia and China. I pray my area is taken by Russia. Although I do not expect the same restraint that has been shown to Ukraine, at least I can be killed by someone who will appreciate my fine medovik. :)
I have lived many beautiful places in the world, but this is home. I love Americans, the ones who grew up in the countryside anyway. They are boisterous yet cheerful, gullible yet tough, argumentative yet giving. I don’t wish to live anywhere else.
No-one is invading the US. It would be an absolute logistical nightmare, for the rest of the planet united for no gains. The opposite is the reality:
The US is eating itself from the inside out, like a Mrsa bacteria. It needs to b contained, and the infected regions cut and cauterized.
So seal Yourself off from the infection. Be smarter, than the average bear.
…and help, when You can…
I agree that no one would invade the US now while we have guns and lots of energy. Our government is working on both of those. Soon, we will not be able to go anywhere because of the price of gas and later will come food rationing. I think we will see a federal police force within the next two years. This is only my own assessment from what I see around me and what I read in Scripture.
The US is imploding, and I would not be surprised to see an un-civil war. Both Russia and China will be positioned and no doubt interested to help determine the outcome. For their own sakes, they had better.
I thank you for your kind words. We are far off the beaten path. Our Lord brought us out of the city quite a while ago and put us many miles from “civilization”.
I broke my own vow to not post on the internet because of Susan’s post and because I am so grateful for this website and also because I am a woman and we love to talk. But now I will be quiet again!
All the best!
” In 2001 the Conclusion of the “Korea International War Crimes Tribunal” was published; it found the US guilty of War Crimes. The UN did nothing, no sanctions, no hysteria, not a word. ”
You mean the UN which is also comprised of Russia, China, India, and others ? What stopped them from taking action ? Whats stopping them from filling War Crimes charges against the US now ?
Cutting through the fog of war – when your “friend” is really your enemy and your “enemy” is really your friend.
This is from the National Archive in Kew. The end of WW2 was 8/9th May 1945
Report from the British Military leaders to Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the chances of ‘Operation Unthinkable’ – a surprise attack on the USSR, 22 May 1945 (Catalogue ref: CAB 120/691)
REPORT BY THE JOINT PLANNING STAFF
1. We have examined Operation Unthinkable. As instructed, we have taken the following assumptions on which to base our examination:
1. The undertaking has the full support of public opinion in the British Empire and the United States and consequently, the morale of British and American troops continues high.
2. Great Britain and the United States have full assistance from the Polish armed forces and can count upon the use of German manpower and what remains of German industrial capacity.
3. No credit is taken for assistance from the forces of the other Western Powers, although any bases in their territory, or other facilities which may be required, are made available
4. Russia allies herself with Japan.
5. The date for the opening of hostilities is ****1st July, 1945.****
6. Redeployment and release schemes continue till 1st July and then stop.
Owing to the ****special need for secrecy****, the normal staff in Service Ministries have not been consulted.
1. The overall or political object is to ****impose upon Russia the will of the United States and British Empire.****
Churchill got nixed by Truman and was out of office in July 1945…….that is why he did the Fulton, Missouri Speech in Truman’s home town in 1946…….as a riposte.
Nice people to do business with! Nothing changes in the psychotic minds of the American-Brit Pack.
I do not think, ANY of You understand, what a monumental arch-criminal Churchill was. If You give this a listen, You will:
Most here I expect know that Churchill, the fat retarded cigar smoking drunk bastard was responsible for the deaths of millions. I was 13 years old and figured that out for myself to the chagrin of my history teacher who tried to spin his role in global genocide. I can remember her calling me/class a sewage rats.
30 years on and I don’t expect the quality of the British education system has improved much.
Nope the Queen/Crown has no blood on her/their hands. Only because she washed it off with carbolic soap.
Yeah, that one lecture gave me straight answers to so many enigmas I had about the official line, I was never the same again…
Certain classics are just that: even if you know, it doesn’t hurt to remind you where the journey is started.
I expect, there is an influx of new faces, that are just getting curious about the abortion they find themselves in…so…
George Orwell’s 1984 published on 8 June 1949
At the beginning of the book, these words are presented as the official motto of the nation of Oceania:
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
The Ministry makes sure all information available to the population of Oceania conforms with current party lines. They are also in charge of changing accounts of the past and destroying any evidence that will prove the Party false.
The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of the totalitarian superstate Oceania, ruled by the Party, who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the dictatorial leader of Oceania, enjoys an intense cult of personality, manufactured by the party’s excessive brainwashing techniques. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with his colleague Julia and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.
Nineteen Eighty-Four has become a classic literary example of political and dystopian fiction. It also popularised the term “Orwellian” as an adjective, with many terms used in the novel entering common usage, including “Big Brother”, “doublethink”, “Thought Police”, “thoughtcrime”, “Newspeak”, and “2 + 2 = 5”. Parallels have been drawn between the novel’s subject matter and real life instances of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and violations of freedom of expression among other themes.
The Empire of Lies
The Ministry of Truth is in charge of propaganda; following the principle of doublethink, its name means the precise opposite of what it actually does, as “Minitrue” (its Newspeak name) concerns itself with spreading lies.
It seems to be a standard practise on the part of US journalists and politicians to disengage in events in the real world and create a simulacrum of their own. Examples of US foreign policy escapades is legion but it doesn’t seem to make any difference, they have been weaned on the party line and that’s it.
The late British playwright, Harold Pinter, sums up this brainfreeze as follows:
Here is Pinter’s valediction:
“To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed.
Direct invasion of a sovereign state has never in fact been America’s favoured method. In the main, it has preferred what it has described as ‘low intensity conflict’. Low intensity conflict means that thousands of people die but slower than if you dropped a bomb on them in one fell swoop.
It means that you infect the heart of the country, that you establish a malignant growth and watch the gangrene bloom. When the populace has been subdued – or beaten to death – the same thing – and your own friends, the military and the great corporations, sit comfortably in power, you go before the camera and say that democracy has prevailed.
The United States supported and, in many cases, engendered every right wing military dictatorship in the world after the end of the Second World War. I refer to Indonesia, Greece, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Haiti, Turkey, the Philippines, Guatemala, El Salvador, and, of course, Chile. (updated to include, Iraq, Libya, Syria) The horror the United States inflicted upon Chile in 1973 can never be purged and can never be forgiven.
Hundreds of thousands of deaths took place throughout these countries. Did they take place? And are they in all cases attributable to US foreign policy? The answer is yes they did take place and they are attributable to American foreign policy. But you wouldn’t know it.
It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.
I put to you that the United States is without doubt the greatest show on the road. Brutal, indifferent, scornful and ruthless it may be but it is also very clever. As a salesman it is out on its own and its most saleable commodity is self love. It’s a winner.”
The grandest evil ever devised, Pinter’s words are unsurpassed.
That was then bud, but this is now!
Their citizens ignorance and indifference to global genocide is over.
This time they’ve bitten off more than they can chew and their 8 decade orgy of violence and subjugation is over.
From here on in they’ll have to wash their blood soaked linen in public.
We are witnessing the final death throes of the US Empire. The nail in the coffin will I expect come from within as the drug fuelled economic and social decay grips tighter and tighter like a noose around their neck, culminating in its collapse.
I sincerely hope that the perpetrators of this genocide receive a public trial and are hanged by the neck until dead.
Excellent analysis—I would like to post this, if you don’t mind?
You might describe their behaviour as ‘Old Testament’.
Surely the source of its justification.
They serve Yahweh.
“The non-government in Kiev is simply not allowed by the Empire to negotiate anything.” That may be true but the Russians are unsurpassed in the area of talking to rebels or opposition factions in Syria to lay down their arms and be relocated from the war zones.
I think that skill is well honed, and they are pragmatic and open to negotiate all reasonable requests to reach acceptable compromise rather than a stalemate.
The link below is of Putin updating Lukashenko that the “negotiations…held almost daily…some positive devts” –
“U.S. bioweapons labs in Ukraine. Confirmed”
In Italy it is said: “The devil makes the pots but not the lids”, and see all the devil’s pots are uncovered.
What is really surprising is that the stock market seems to consider the Ukrainian crisis as a non event. After a few days of panic, the stock market has recovered. Oil price and gold price are going down. We are back in Alice’s wonderland. Is everything put under the carpet untli mid term election and France presidential election ? It is obvious that we are heading towards a major economic slowdown and lots of bankrupts that it will be impossible to hide in fall. We are living in ” the empire of lie” but the emperor is naked
The stockmarket disconnected from reality after the crash in ’08. There was no recovery.
Italy and UK already include prostitution and drugs in GDP calculations. USSR never included Services or Ballet and such like as GDP since it clearly operated on the Production Basis rather than Incomes or Market Prices.
With western societies being 75-80% Consumption and Industrial Output being a small share it is obviously the bloated Service Sector accounts for much of GDP growth. IN USA main drivers are Education Costs, Health Spending – and since College Fees and Medical Costs outstrip all else to be around 20% GDP it keeps going up.
Charge out a Lawyer $1000/hr means GDP grows faster the more lawyers you have and fewer nurses or machinists. Based on the Income Method – more pop singers or TV personalities. – does Sean Hannity really get $36 million a year ????? How ?
Since Russian Defence Industry is State-owned it has lower costs than a private Corporation like Boeing or General Dynamics or Lockheed or Raytheon which works Cost Plus Plus…….so GDP is lower and Defence Spending too………US or British soldiers are paid more than Russian so GDP is higher
This is so interesting, and verifies vague suspicions I have had for some time.
Would it be possible to share with us more information/references about differences in calculation the GDP between the Western economies and the USSR/Russia?
The west also includes imputed rent of owner occupied housing so that inflates the figures more.
The truth may be that Russian GDP is equal to or more than some large western countries.
They have been fiddling the GDP and National Account figures including balance of payments and trade since 1970 when the globalists embarked on their de-industrialize the west agenda via the Trilateral Commission Club of Rome and other evil institutions.
These changes are part of deception in the west that used to deceive the voters into thinking things were not as bad with creatures like Nixon, Ford, Carter, H Bush, Clinton, W Bush, Obama, Thatcher, Major, Blair, Kohl, Mitterand, etc… in office.
How do these ‘volunteers’ get from Turkey into SE Ukraine?
Surely not across the Black Sea or via its Eastern flank.
Maybe to Odessa? Is that considered SE Ukraine?
religious dimension to add to this Triple Threat :
Will war bring a patriarch to Kyiv?
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
While the prospect of a renewed Russian invasion in Ukraine is becoming a reality, the Vatican office which oversees Eastern Catholic Churches is considering a request that the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church be given “patriarchal” status. The move would highlight the historical and contemporary importance of the largest Eastern Catholic Church in the Catholic communion.
For information uniates or greek catholics are no more than 10% of the global ukrainian population
So behind the vicious western mass murder wars lies spolt children who want to rule the world their way.
And would rather destroy the west & its population in a childish tantrum than join the OBI.
No one can negotiate with psychopaths, it is foolish to even try.
It is not a negotiation, it is a spanking.
As I understand it, the doctrine of love is such, that You cant exterminate Your own enemies. If You were ever successful of doing so, You would remove one aspect of the yin and yang from the spiral of life.
To put it in simple terms, god gave You two strong hands, to swipe a mosquito(parasite), he also gave you a brain to make mosquito nets, but the mosquito as a life form is not to be exterminated.
It has a purpose.
Why do China and Russia continue sticking onto the USD in bilateral trade? If freight transactions face issues with sanctions, haven’t they been planning to tackle the problem?
Besides, if China wants to reroutes cargo away from Russia, what’s the point of having a Chinese-Russian strategic partnership? China is supposed to help Russia especially in a time like this to ease the difficulties that arise from sanctions.
Apparently, this partnership isn’t as beneficial as it was claimed by many people including many on this platform.
Read the last paragraph of Pepe’s article again….and none of the new upcoming trade (medium-long term) between Russia-Eurasia-Global South will be done in dollars, the Yank themselves have guaranteed that.
This is chess, not chequers. Russia still hasn’t announced it’s reciprocal economic sanctions measures yet, while the Yank-Natostan gang is going hysterical throwing around anti-Russian sanctions like confetti on a daily basis. Patience is a virtue.
Something the Soviets knew,and modern Russia hasn’t up to now understood (though there is hope they will understand it soon). When you are in war,normal rules do not apply. And even if some don’t want to admit it Russia is at war with the West,not just with the nazis in Ukraine. When you have Western nations openly sending weapons of war to kill your citizens. When you have Western nations openly allowing “volunteers” from their countries go into battle against your soldiers to kill them.When you have Western nations openly trying to destroy your economy,and inflicting harm on your people.You are at war,no matter how much you don’t want to admit it.
So it’s time to take the gloves off,and fight “down and dirty”. While there can be excellent counter-sanctions to attack your enemies with.That is not enough to fight and win with. They sometimes talk about the soft under bellies of Russia, Well it’s time to hit the soft under bellies of the EU and NATO. Just as the Soviets were able to do at times.Look at the enemies weak spots and exploit them.There is a lot of discontent in different hostile states that could be exploited to show effect. Catalonia in Spain for one.The Irish/British troubles in Ireland. The Scottish wanting independence. The yellow vest and other movements in France.And the immigrant issue in much of the EU. All of those are like dry tinder that a bit of money,and maybe some of the captured NATO arms from Ukraine could be made to blaze. EU/NATO states having to put out fires at home,wouldn’t have the time to try and harm Russia.
And that is only a few spots to work on. If we turn to the Americas ( the US itself is a powder keg really for a match)and in Africa the opportunities to attack Western interests are literally endless. And let’s not ever forget how forging closer ties with Iran and North Korea would shock and frighten the West/NATO. When you are fighting for your very existence you better drop the qualms and rulebooks and fight. Because if history shows us nothing else.Its that the losers don’t write the history,the winners do.
Nice contribution reminding us of long Syria. Haven’t read you in a long time.
Tied up in BK?
I understand why Russia doesn’t want to cut of money making sales to the West right now. But there should at least be a “hostile nation” tax added to those sales. There is no reason that Russian resources (especially energy resources) should be sold to enemy states for cheaper prices than they would have to pay to replace them. If you are charging around $400 for your gas sales,and the market price is $3,000,then at least add a high tax to those sales. Say it’s a “hostile sanctioning states tax”. Those states are breaking legal contracts with Russia over and over again.Today saying they will strip Russia of favored nation status. Do the same to them and stand up for your economy.
That is why I get so pissed with all the finacial/fiscal/monetary experts here(and elsewhere).
They are throwing up one after the other scenario, all based upon assumptions, that are following some or another monetary, fiscal, etc, etc, etc theory.
I do not claim to understand half of what they are talking about – yet, I do not think, THEY understand, that we are in uncharted territory. We are in a land of dragons. The players, that have wrote the playbook set said playbook on fire – yet – they expect the rules of the game to b followed. The whole concept is laughable
Look, what Switzerland is doing.
I think, their bluff has been called, and Putin has matched their call. He is not all in yet…
It seems like the US has won some important battles over the past week
1/ Biden saying we will stop NS2, this with the supine German chancellor and vassal by his side who never said a word, then shortly after the chancellor suspended NS2, with one of the economic partners writing off the costs thereof, with the implication that the pipe line will never be used.
2/ The chancellor announced an increase of $100 billion to the German Defence bill, as a response to Russian actions.
In other words a twofer which the US has been pursuing for years. A 2% [Trump wanted 4%] spend of a German GDP of 4 Trillion dollars is a lot of money, factor in the loss of competitiveness of German industry and the increased energy costs to German families, it would seem like a US win. Russia needs to hit back and hit back hard economically on such pathetic vassals.
That’s all happy talk lip service from the Germans.
With regard to the NS2 squabbling, I guess it can be summarised like so:
You can beat the German out of a Westerner, but you can’t beat the Westerner out of a German
The Germans are pretty ’impressive’ as they show they are genuine Westerners to boot. In WW1, they brought defeat to Imperial Russia and were then vanquished by the FUKUS who treated them with unrestrained, utter contempt and diabolical greed which hurt a lot. Still, Nazi Germany had its eyes set on carrying out genocide in the USSR. And once Gorbachev had accepted German reunification and the USSR and the Warsaw Pact were gone forever, Germany as the arch-Western country and society which it is brought mayhem to the Balkans and then to Ukraine. Germany will never be an ally of Russia. The GDR was the exception that proved the rule.
A reasonable prediction about the very near future is that Germany will watch the US collapse utterly, but this will not improve German-Russian relations at all. Rather, Germany will be elated to find herself willy-nilly the beacon of Western civilization, albeit ’spiced’ with gender fluidity, LGBTQ++, and lots of interesting ’Green’ hogwash. With the Anglos out of the way at long last, we will have turned the clock back to the early 1900s where Germany was the most die-hard Russophobic state on the planet.
You do realize the USA wanted to disrupt and sabotage NS2 the whole time, don’t you?
Another detail – the US still has troops on German soil even 30 years after the Soviets withdrew theirs. Do you think these recent decisions were made by Germany itself without any external prodding from the US?
Sure. But whatever ”Eurasian Sovereignists” there are in Germany, they have no mass base there. What will change when Russia and China defeat US imperialism (which will happen this decade) is that Germany’s financial industry and the power structure it commands in the EU will take over once the global warmongering NATO alliance is dissolved. Germany will be sovereign, non-aligned, and committed to anti-Slavic warfare all along the line. The Greens will turn out to be the hei to the Pan-German League
Whatever rows your boat. Speaking of the GDR, all I know is, East Germany didn’t have Anglo-Saxon influence, or at least not as much as there was in West Germany, so it’s a given that there’d be greater support for Russia, and possibly a greater awareness of Germany’s national interests, in the former GDR.
Always a pleasure to read your articles Pepe. Right on target, right on the money. I like the the evolution of your word-smithing over time – slicing those word-atoms off those words into a sharp info-knife.
The issue is how will US UK EU Russia sanctions effect China, India etc and will they be happy ?
Any decline in the Russian economy will effect Russian demand and trade with them and other parts of the world and this whole US EU anti-Russia agenda will damage them and money flows in the end.
The multiplier effects could be dire.
Or is it that the globalist pigs in US & EU want exactly this and dont care ? They want an implosion.
Just liked they pulled in the 1929 – 1934 period. If so, that is precisely why they must be removed.
Those mainly 2nd & 3rd world countries at the UN who reluctantly voted for sanctions etc… may regret this in the end and not realize the damage to themselves not only in trade but the effects on business solvency wherein the globalist pigs may then move in to those countries to buy up effected businesses and assets.
Everyone should have told the US & EU to go to hell over this UKN situation for these reasons and because Zelensky and the EU US have breached the 1991 agreements.
Sanctions are trap set by globalist banks to snare every country around the globe that follows them.
The US EU UK and NATO have no credibility at all over this as they knew Russia’s security issues were at the core of the 1991 Russian release of East Germany, Eastern Bloc and formation of the CIS.
The fact also is that these sanctions will not alter Russian policy or Russia’s independent ability to keep their economy going. So sanctions will fail.
So I would call on every country to review their position on this and look at all the short, medium and long term implications & effects.
The US Deep State does not have a clue about what is happening. They can’t comprehend the Russia-China Double Helix, Pepe the Great has been writing and talking about it for 20 years and nobody in the MICIMATT saw any of it and they don’t know a thing about it. If one of them tried to bring it up, the snakes in the Swamp would suck them into the muck of the Swamp and strangle them to death.
“The US Deep State does not have a clue about what is happening.”
Wrong. They know it, they even had planned it. There is a perception out there that they are clueless about the consequences of their actions, but that is an emotional miscalculation based on moral outrage for their actions because they defy comprehension and are so base as to challenge our capacity to understand evil. So, we exculpate them as being “ignorant” like the school bully who “did not mean it”.
There is a purpose and a method in it. The numerous think-tanks and experts in conflict building have worked it, tested it, factored-in the likely responses by the adversaries and concluded that whatever the result turns up to be will be positive for their project. They hold many trumps up their sleeves and a large pool of countermeasures ready-made to thwart the opposing side.
We must keep in mind that the “Deep State” is a large conglomeration of many global organizations and individuals who actual hold power, not only directly in the Hegemon country (US), but they are also in control of every international institution and most subordinate countries. The US itself is under their thumb, a tool for their designs, although many of the collaborators believe themselves to be “patriotic”.
Considering their hubris and “divine selection” eschatology, it is not unrealistic that they be prepared for the “Samson Option”. If the US is unable to preserve the “New World Order”, their last defence is gone and their fate sealed. Hence I doubt they will give up hegemony at any price.
Consider their ideological stance from the neoconservative horse’s mouth:
Irwin Kristol: “What’s the point of being the greatest, most powerful nation in the world and not having an imperial role?“ and
“But it is an interest of the Jews to have a large and powerful military establishment in the United States… American Jews who care about the survival of the state of Israel have to say, no, we don’t want to cut the military budget, it is important to keep that military budget big, so that we can defend Israel”.
Karl Rove (and adopted Jew): “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”
I’m sorry to say that the US patriots lost it when they allowed a alien power to take control of their country. It cannot be redressed now.
Mr Putin has already crossed the Rubicon and is not likely to retreat. Considering that he did not order the “Special Operation” in 2014 – when it was “easier” before the NeoNazis consolidate their power – it means that Russia is ready now for a showdown with the confidence of having the upper hand. A new security architecture in Europe will be installed, NATO reduced to a paper tiger and Europe, freed of the Hegemon’s hypocritical mask, regain its independence. And there will be repercussions in the Middle East.
“A new security architecture in Europe will be installed, NATO reduced to a paper tiger and Europe, freed of the Hegemon’s hypocritical mask, regain its independence. ”
That would be optimal, unfortunately it seems the Empire has decided to burn Europe down on it’s way out.
I’m surprised that we still rely on trains with a track width like the Roman two-wheeler. If the train was 3 times longer, wider and taller – it would carry 30,000 tons, at a speed of probably 400 km / h. The starting and ending points could be in ports, which are already equipped for mass transhipment. Such transport, apart from it’s speed and cheapness, would also be protected from Atlantic provocations, such as the obstruction of the tanker in the Suez Canal.
Look up “orient express”
Some say, that is where the great shuffle really started…
E qual o papel Brasil (e/ou América Latina) desempenham neste processo de reorganização? Apoia a Rússia, ainda que anestesiado topicamente pela fala da diplomacia, as relações com China não podem ser abaladas (nenhum dos 2 tem este interesse), e ao mesmo tempo o comércio com UE tem de se manter (bilhões de dólares anuais). Um jogo complexo de relações plurinacionais está em curso e o Brasil precisa entender esta posição para muito além das intrigas partidárias e ideológicas.