Good evening, friends,
First let’s begin with a map of how the situation was yesterday evening:
The main news missing from here is that the Russian Black Sea Fleet conducted strikes on the Ukrainian coast southwest of Odessa. The other big news I already mentioned, the Russians safely took control of the Zaporozhie nuclear plant. Earlier the Ukronazis wanted a no fly zone above it to prevent another Chernobyl, only much worse.
That fake story died today.
Speaking of dying fake stories, there ought to be somewhere in the virtual space a “fake story cemetery” where all the fakes of Western PSYOPs would be held in one place with videos, audio, texts, maps, etc.
Putin is quite right, the West is the Empire of Lies. It ought to be “honored” as such.
Speaking of honor.
I am getting emails from many friends in Europe. They all report the same: Russians are being expelled and otherwise “canceled” all over Europe. And here is what I find the most amazing: most of these bans, expulsions and “cancellation” are VOLUNTARY, that is to say, that the institutions which impose them are NOT forced to do this by any law or Gestapo. Nope. Europeans do that VOLUNTARILY.
Pure racist hatred and persecution, sometimes with violence. Here is the ugly truth
The people of the West want to “cancel Russia”
First, good luck with that!
Second, actually, I am grateful.
This war has fully shown the true face of the West to the rest of the planet.
NOW we really see what “Western values” are, and that is a MUCH NEEDED “vaccine” for the Russian nation.
Speaking of Russia, my contact there tells me that the initial shock is wearing off and that all the fearmongering of the first days has been debunked ad nauseam and that the number of Russians who support that special operation in the Ukraine has actually risen to above 70%! I cannot confirm that, but it seems likely to me considering the outcome from 1 week of fantastically intensive “informational warfare” which began by a crushing and very effective attack by Western PSYOPs but which, as is always the case, eventually peters out over time (Iraqi WMDs anybody?).
I think that the informational tide will begin to slowly turn now. Not a picosecond too soon…
One Duma Deputy recently mentioned that besides organizing a Nuremberg like Tribunal or Ukronazi warcrime and human rights violations, there could be another tribunal which would compile, present and characterize the lies which the Ukies and their Western patrons have covered the entire infospace with.
Interesting idea for sure…
The Western media has now shown that it has sunk way, waaaaay below the level of such rags as Trud or Völkischer Beobachter.
And yet, in spite of it all, the official narrative is cracking. It is not only Scott Ritter of MacGregor, even in the UK some truly surprising things are being published. Check this one out “Putin is NOT crazy and the Russian invasion is NOT failing. The West’s delusions about this war – and its failure to understand the enemy – will prevent it from saving Ukraine, writes military analyst BILL ROGGIO“. Read it, its worth seeing the size of the cracks :-)
Okay, enough for today. I need to catch at least one night of good sleep, so I am signing off a little early today.
Feel free to post more INFORMATION (please, rather than opinions, guesses and predictions) in the comments section below.
Roger Waters campaigner for peace in the world @ Asia Times..
The war-profiteering gangsters will kill us all
We should demand a ceasefire in the name of humanity and support those fighting for peace
It should come as no surprise that its autocratic and possibly unhinged leader, Vladimir Putin, has no more respect for the UN Charter and international law …
He’s a musician. He’s getting old. He’s British. He’s entitled to getting it wrong.
If he put his mind to the facts, not the stuff in the media, he would not make such an erroneous, stupid comment.
He has his facts fuzzed by inattention. Thus, his statement is outrageously ignorant.
GIGO pertains to the human mind and human voice as much as to a computer program.
Poor Rog, just make music, write your poetic lyrics, leave the geopolitics to others.
We give you a pass this time. We understand you spoke with a human heart. Just recall that you never stood for the women and children of Donbass, though he did stand for Sevastopol and Crimea.
Saker published a 2018 interview before Waters had a concert in Russia.
I can’t find mention of Donbass.
Maybe he once stood for them. I can’t find facts showing that.
His voice would have helped put European eyes on the charnel house of Donbass operated by Porky and Zelinsky and the fascist vermin of Kiev and Lviv.
I, also, can’t find any mention by Roger Waters of the Ukrainian atrocities committed in the Donbass.
It may be because the Russian media miserably failed much before the current war started. RT, Sputnik etc. mostly kept pandering to western media and ideology. They also failed to project a positive picture about Russia and its people.
I think RT just went ‘belly up’.. and died Its value evaporated and past performance poisoned it.
Perfect. I don’t see any artist being exact when talking about the current moment. Forgave Roger Waters, because he means well. And all great western artists are ignorant. The whole West has turned away from the truth. I like Rogers but he makes me feel lonely and sad with the alienation of all Westerners. Humanity has not yet evolved morally. Very little. I can imagine the loneliness of Putin, Xi and other good leaders. Humanity is feeling the heat of World War 3 because it deserves it!
Information warfare, Control of the narrative, Total information awareness, Data overload
Permanent Pervasive Psychological Operations
In the CIA mind control universe, even a well meaning person can be misled
The key is not reacting to the “manufactured news”
(1) understanding that the enemy is fundamentally aligned with The Beast, and
(2) never forgetting or ignoring that reality.
@braverman The first two paragraph is accurate. The second paragraph, not so much because we don’t quite live in a “mind control universe”.
The third paragraph is what needs fixed. Those two keys are valid for anyone who already knows what’s going on, but not valid for the people we need to win over, people who don’t alone solidly believe that those two keys are true. So let me offer some universal principles which, on a good day, can help people find common ground and actually get somewhere.
1. Every social dispute has at least two sides. If you don’t know the other side’s facts, arguments and world-view or mindset, then you don’t really know your own side’s stuff, either.
2. Lies, especially big lies, are frequently and knowingly told to fool people. People who think it’s just a matter of ignorance, bad science, or irrationality, are missing the truth, and missing their marbles.
3. Although narratives mostly come in various shades of gray, sometimes they are purely black and white, pure evil on one side. It is impossible to justify, for examples, the Spanish conquest of the New World, The Nazi slaughter of millions of innocent people, Japan’s Unit 731 and the US protection of those criminals, the US wars (on Iraq Yugoslavia, Cuba, etc.), nor the color revolutions in Eastern Europe against democratic governments. Braveman is right: pure evil does exist, and adults must recognize that.
4. Each person must think it through for themselves. If one doesn’t have time to do that, and just follows someone else, then one must never forget that their leaders could be terribly wrong.
5. Ideologies have a serious side effect of blinding people to the complexities of reality. Liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, capitalism, communism, socialism, anarchism, religion – but only as an -ism, you name it, ideologies never fully describe the truth. While it’s fine to adopt some ideologies as a practical matter and to improve one’s understanding, one should never forget that any ideology can end up going down a bad road.
6. Truth is so hard to get, that getting it is a collective effort – even though you can never fully trust the other people for various reasons. We always are standing on the shoulders of our ancestors and our contemporaries.
7. The truth really does matter and is worth everyone pursuing it. Without truth, we are not free. Without freedom, our lives can be miserable.
8. Self-interest can blind anyone, so each person needs to be careful to remove self-interest from understanding. Self-interest almost always matters, but it should not obscure seeing the facts and understanding the arguments of the other side.
Maybe that covers it, but anyone who has more points, or who can show where an item is wrong, please feel free to say something.
When trying to win over people, the first step is always to establish common ground, so I think this a valuable discussion.
the truth or the most panoramic view can only be reached when we think for ourselves, and then revelation happens to us. Books and media just don’t have the power to give us a comprehensive and panoramic view of the world. Without capricious reflection it is impossible to approach the truth.
Agree. Waters is just a guy who wrote very popular rock songs. That said, he has come out and spoken about the mistreatment of Palestinians and the war crimes of Israel. This alone is kind of notable in itself. As it verbolten in the western popular entertainment world to do this. For simple reason, so much of US entertainment sector is run by Jewish agents, CEO’s and companies. Particularly the popular music business. In publishing, recording companies and media distribution. All this is easily leveraged to stop musicians speaking about such topics. So on that front Waters is quite unique, and probably has received a hell of a lot of push back for it, usual hurling of the anti-semetic card etc. Couldn’t say if he has been subject to ‘cancel culture’ for it, but he’s made his money in past, so he isn’t dependent on these people to get anywhere now. But as regards Ukraine, cant imagine Waters has lot of interest to offer, does he have any particular interest in, or in depth knowledge, of complexities of Slavic or Russian history? Rather doubt it.
Roger waters does not make music,; it is Pink Floyd music that he uses over and over again. Pink Floyd was one of the greatest rock band ever, where he was on keyboards. The guitarist, David Gilmour was the greatest, and hence the fame of Pink Floyd.
Roger did a lot of good work, outing the wars and oppression in this world, especially the suffering of the Palestinian people. Unfortunately, we have reached a time when many such people have come off the fence, and are advocating for peace now.
Many such people including websites that we all had to go to for some truth, is all either advocating for peace, or condemning Putin. My belief is that they see the Western world’s dominance coming to and end, and calling on us to speak alike. In effect, still trying to keep the status-quo by giving help to the massive false propaganda, that we have been bombarded with.
Incidentally Putin is Russia, and xi-jing ping is actually China!
Actually, Roger played Bass Guitar and he wrote every “big” Pink Floyd album. His Father died in War so I can understand his point.
Not to mention that his solo works in the 80’s were well documenting who the terrorists were on the global stage. People thought he was nuts but they say that of anyone who challenges the narrative.
Maybe like some others – he is walking a fine line speaking out with the best solution (Love / Peace) for global existence whilst not being cancelled by Western Big Tech / Media.
Also I would like to mention that in all of this, one must still pay attention to what the World (Multinational Pharmaceutical owned) Health Organisation along with the U.N. is now trying to push through. Must be vigil on many fronts and I hope this Intervention Operation goes well. Many fronts this intervention is being organised by the R.F.
Maybe you should go back and reread the original article? Then again English is notorious for double speak and hidden meaning. The hardest part of translation of another’s language is the cultural meaning hidden behind it. So as a native I will try to give an interpretation of what RW said:
1) He identifies as being from the left = Well most all (western) musician’s do and for the most part I find their views entirely screwed and based in ‘fairyland’. However it seldom helps someone of RW’s stature identifying with the Right and he obviously takes his role seriously and has done throughout most of his adult life. So I would say that he is projecting a persona that is acceptable with the majority of (western) people in order to successfully deliver his message to that majority.
2) He appeals to this base (the left leaning masses) that ‘we’ have got it wrong and that Russia is not an ideal socialist enterprise (ref my note on western people of the left believing in ‘fairyland’). This is a wake up call, that is, its not what you thought it was (its not fairyland) it is much much more complicated than that.
3) He identifies Russia’s recent history as a reason for its ruler being autocratic and possibly unhinged. Well who wouldn’t be with all that history? Seriously though the use of the word ‘possibly’ means that he accepts that he doesn’t know and the word is used as a ‘get out clause’ which at any time if it were to cause great offence he could quite happily retract and say that he stands corrected and was wrong without losing face. He then compares V.P. with G.W.B and T.B. actions in the Iraq war. This part is important as what he is saying is don’t forget your own leaders have committed (worse) atrocities in your name.
4) He appeals again to his base to support the people of Ukraine and Russia (along with all people) then pulls apart a ‘white western media whore’ for having the audacity to suggest we should be supporting only those that look like us (white western people). Dont you love the racist card and how it can be played all ways? His statement on resisting taking side and making it worse is identifying that our western media is lying, his message? Don’t be fooled by them!
5) He identifies the International Arms Industry as the ‘gangsters’ and bad boys, not only this conflict but all. The proof being to look at who makes money from conflict. Well he doesn’t mention the bankers or all the other hangers on does he? But does this matter as he is calling for a ceasefire and encouraging a neutral Ukraine, that Ukrainians may well prefer in the long run.
In summary RW says (to his base);
Its not what you think it is, it is not simple it is complicated.
Our own leaders have committed atrocities so don’t believe what they are saying.
Support the ‘people’ in demanding a ceasefire and end to war as they are you and need your help to do this.
Don’t support the ‘gangsters’ (politicians, bankers, media, add your favourite hate)
The best plan is for a neutral Ukraine.
Along the way Roger has to comply with cancel culture, people with ridiculous ideals based on fairyland belief and all the usual anti-racist trip cards in order to reach his ‘base’. Its hard work being an international rock star and peace activist. Im tired just thinking about it cant imagine how Roger feels but all in all I see no offence to ordinary people and the punchline is for an independent Ukraine that is no NATO!
Isnt that what the Russian President wanted in the first place?
Odif, I finish my brief reply and then I scroll down to yours.
Good summation and thanks.
It’s been a while since I posted here. I remember the 2014 events and effects it had on Ukraine.
May we work towards a better world with Love and Peace for all, not to mention – Abundance (Scarcity fear p o r n is so tedious).
Let us raise ourselves in thought word and deed.
Humanity is on watch and I know we will come out of these times for the better.
Dear Andrei, You are missing a vital thing.
The Globalist conspiracy which has infiltrated the west, have places their agents in both National and on local levels. Agents have been recruited to act from within city halls, public institutions and Sport institutions.
Also many companies have signed up to the globalist agenda.
That is why it looks like all the west is against Russia.
However, this is far from reality.
In Reality public opinion in the west has been hijacked by a few agents, and is supported by media and Governmental Agents, to make it look like a grass-root movement.
Very true. Just about every western government is an Occupation Government controlled by DAVOS/WEF/Bankers/globalists who also own Big Media, Big Tech and Big Pharma.
And to combat that group of devils we now have the Putin Doctrine which is currently operating very effectively. For an examination of it, here’s my second installment examining its mechanisms expressed as “creative destruction and gathering” by Sergey Karaganov. Pepe Escobar, Patrick Armstrong, Scott Ritter, and others have described some of its facets but have yet to link their observations to Russian policy.
@karlof1 Thank you – I haven’t read the whole text jet but it looks very promising.
I have read the following (in machine translation – it is in Russian) and found it very interesting like everything else I have read from Blonde:
Thanks, Ulf for providing the link to that blog! The author doesn’t know it but recites many Putin Doctrine components. Lots of nationalistic zeal is voiced, begging the question: How many share the same POV?
Whole west ist occupied by a fascist regime created since 50 years mainly from DAVOS as Rockefeller Think Tank. Putin will have to denazify the continent – and I’m sure he know that.
the west is a pest, even UNOs parts are made corrupt… the new term vor corruption is PPP…
“In Reality public opinion in the west has been hijacked by a few agents, and is supported by media and Governmental Agents, to make it look like a grass-root movement.”
Dansk, you’re right over the target indeed. The following is a message posted on our local Cornish, NH message board today (which is interestingly managed by JD Salinger’s widow, a locally known leftist meddler).
(I am reposting the message in its entirety for informative purposes only):
>> Friday, March 4th at 4:00 to 5:00 PM
We Stand with Ukraine Vigil
Hanover, South End of College Green
Please attend a “We Stand with Ukraine ” Vigil that is being organized and sponsored by the Dartmouth Ukrainian Student Association and the Hanover Friends Meeting in collaboration with Upper Valley Community members. Please share this information with your lists or anyone that wants to take a stand, let your feelings be heard, and show support for the people of Ukraine during this unthinkable crisis. If people are interested in attending the vigil, please try to carpool. A few suggestions for signs and slogans to bring with you are:
We Stand with Ukraine
Peace for Ukraine
Stop Putin’s War
NO to War
Stop the War Please
Stop Putin, Stop War
Finally, here is a link to the treelinks to organizations that are sending supplies or helping the Ukrainian people. LINK
Bring yourself, friends and family, signs, flags, and hopes for peace.
Please carpool if possible
If you have questions, please contact
[email protected] <<
The above link brings you to:
The link brings you to a hyperlinks portal with such titles as: " Stay Informed: Official Infosources (sic), the Verkhovna Rada, the Kiev Independent, to what appears as grassroots organizing tips, links to "join infowar against Putin" " Join IT Army of Ukraine", and don't forget places to donate!
Farcical at the same time repellent attempts to form yet another Mass Formation Psychosis aimed at an entire country. Orwellian 2 Minutes Hate IRL.
This is a fascinating foray into a government / 3letter agencies / neo-lib NWO Reset globohomo (or whatever the satanists are calling themselves these days) agenda on a massive scale delivered and linked in our rural New England community.
Thank you Saker for all your efforts, it is appreciated.
*directed at the activism not the commenter
I wish people were this active against all the American wars. US still contributes to the war in Yemen. They are still in Syria stealing oil. They were silent for 8 years of civilians being murdered by artillery and drone strikes in Donbass. The fact they have selective anger that fits US political agendas, just displays insane levels of hypocrisy and stupidity. US should be banned from anything outside their borders. Most people crying about the issue have no skin in the game, have no understanding about what they’re upset about, and have no understanding of the history. Many people in Russia have family in Ukraine.
For an American to understand, imagine Texas separates from USA. Then imagine China one day flips the government of Texas to be pro Chinese. Then imagine they want to join a military alliance in Mexico that is run by the Chinese and then people in Northern part of Texas say oh hell no…. Then fighting begins. How will you go about this? Imagine watching the Northern regions bombed for 8 years to the indifference of the world. The global stations all influenced by China say US aggression. Do you sit there and let the alliance grow, as Chinese army is already there and growing. How would you feel, knowing there are family in this place. They are also being taught how evil you are and all media banned from telling them otherwise.
These activists make me sick!!! For them, they don’t know what it is like hearing their family scream in panic as artillery barrage is destroying their neighborhood. Guess what, if you are living far away, you are helpless. You only hear their screams. Seeing this situation was pushed by US, UK, NATO to the end. The blood is all on their hands. Disgusting. The societies now waving Ukrainian flags, you are mindless zombies. You go from one manufactured crisis to the other without any intellectual capacity, disgraceful.
If I query any “normie” pindo (I’m one too, I guess), I can expect to hear familiar talking points. Sad, but true.
The path to peace is laid out in UNSC resolution 2202. All parties have already agreed to 2202. They just need to implement it.
BTW – under 2202 one could argue Moscow has the right the send peacekeepers to secure the area. let’s hope 8 years of war in Ukraine in finally ending
“(Samantha Power)she said, calling on the Russian Federation to take action to end the violence.”
Ms. Power got her wish.
Waters gets it wrong here.
Waters’ statements must be seen in the context of the massive propaganda campaign, reminiscent of 1950s McCarthyism, that Anglo-American imperialism has launched around Ukraine.
Britain and US, where Waters lives, are at the heart of the imperialist monster and get the full blast of this campaign from a media that has abandoned all notions of objective reporting and acts as stenographic flunkeys for the war machine. This creates a Five Eyes Group Think that affects everyone except those who have been following events very closely and paying attention.
I find that encouraging people to watch Oliver Stone’s documentary ‘Ukraine on Fire’ helps provide the recent historic context that the media excludes from its propaganda.
One further point: it is important to keep in mind the following key aspects of Western propaganda regarding the present stage of the conflict in Ukraine:
1. Western propaganda ignores, or lies about, the recent history of the 2014 coup that was instigated by CIA/NED and which leveraged domestic Ukrainian neo-Nazis as the spearhead of the operation. Oliver Stone’s documentary exposes this very well.
2. Going back even further, Western propaganda also ignores, or lies about, the breaking of the promise to Gorbachev not to extend NATO an inch eastwards. It is important to keep banging on about this point on social media. The West wants people to think that the “invasion” of Ukraine came out of nowhere as a mere whim of Putin who is supposedly losing his mind. Keeping the 2014 coup in the foreground of discussion is a way defeating that nonsense.
3. Going back even further still, it is important to remind Westerners that the USA’s collaboration with Nazis, including Ukrainian Nazis, is not recent. It began in 1945 when Hitler’s anti-Soviet intelligence apparatus, headed by Reinhard Gehlen, was recruited wholesale by the OSS (forerunner of the CIA) to fight the Soviets. Many of the recruits were SS war criminals. See Christopher Simpson’s Book Blowback: The First Full Account of America’s Recruitment of Nazis and Its Disastrous Effect on The Cold War, Our Domestic and Foreign Policy.
On your points 1 and 2, ftmntf: Waters could be taking the 2014 coup into account. Even back then, some of us commenters and military analysts were saying that defending Donbass by pushing Russian troops all the way to Kiev was extreme. Why not push the troops to the militias’ line of contact or the Donetsk and Lugansk border? Just because someone can justify going further does not mean the optics are good. Were this 80 years ago, instead of asking why Russia didn’t stop at Donbass, people might be asking why Germany didn’t stop at Danzig.
On your point 3, please note that “the USA’s collaboration with Nazis” only began after the war was over, meaning after Germany was returned to the world elites’ control. Before that, it was the Soviets receiving billions of dollars worth of American military aid. Even Russian historians like Evgeniy Spitsyn admit the nonlethal Lend-Lease Act aid was significant; Spitsyn just tries to hand wave it by saying that Americans like Rockefeller and Ford continued oil and automotive business deals with Germany.
However, would this be any different from today’s continued “Western” business with Russia and China…? Last I checked, sanctions still have not “officially” hit Russian aluminum yet. The elites just prefer to have their hands in everyone’s pockets, whether people are targeted for regime change conflicts or not.
many lies in the western media. It’s amazing how people are losing the ability to analyze and reflect. Putin is correct, and Russia will win. Rogers, I never expected anything from rockers. Time has proven me right. I prefer real writers and musicians who really teach me about universal harmony: Bach, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky. The other stuff isn’t timeless, it’s just drums and distorted sounds. Russia will now have to go back to its tradition, and therefore to the truth. No more western artists, no more western artists, no more lies!
Costs for Western leasing companies of a nationalization of the Russian fleet of 480 leased aircraft.
Hypothesis this fleet is composed of:
Embraer 195 – 53 millions de $
20 embraer = 1 billions $
Airbus A220 – 92 millions de $
11 airbus = 1 billions $
Airbus A340 – 250 millions
4 Airbus A340 1 billions $.
60 Embraer E195 = 3 billions
330 airbus A220 = 30 billions
70 Airbus A340 = 17 billions
TOTAL = 50 billions $
25% for obsolescence (not all are new).
TOTAL Costs for Western leasing companies of a nationalization of the Russian fleet of 480 leased aircraft.
37,5 milliard of $. This is a rough order of magnitude.
Cost for Russia without a single spare part:
Sum it all up…
They should be able to buy them via third countries.
Or get a metal 3D printer / CNC and make it themselves.
This is what hurts the west the most. All technology will be reversed engineered and all international patent law will be ignored.
Thank you for your compelling and encouraging analysis. You’ve gathered and compiled multiple sources and elegantly summarized the strangely stupid self-destruction of the Outlaw Empire.
“Essentially, the collective West went charging headlong at Russia only to have it sidestep and trip its opponent into a floor-shattering fall that caused multiple fractures.”
That reminds me of Shelley’s Ozymandias
“…Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
Let the west keep this up. All their companies assets will be confiscated. Cannot be sold, cannot be taken out of Russia. And then there’s the patents that Russia will be ignoring and making its own analogues.
This entire war will end the moment the US and EU see that the risk is no longer financially worth it to them, or when people in those countries start storming the parliaments. Then Putin will get his security guarantees, with a cherry on top.
I was dreaming last night if citizens storming their parliaments. I think the French came close.
I do not know of any product the west makes that Russia does not or cannot have an analog for. Including boeing and airbus planes. Also I do not think the EU or USA are guided, if at all, by logical considerations.
Did you know that Iran still has a fleet of 40 F-14 Tomcats still flying? I don’t think spare parts would be a problem for Russia.
just by them from China like Boeing
Nothing is ever simple or straightforward.
It all depends on how many of those leased aircraft are used for domestic flights vs flights to European destinations.
I would suggest it is a given that *if* Russia seizes these planes then it is giving up on those international routes.
So, seize them all, take the planes that were used for pan-European routes and break them down to their component parts.
There’s your spare parts supply, right there, and at no “cost” to the Russians.
That will keep the remainder (i.e. the domestic routes) flying until the Russians either reverse-engineer the parts or simply replace the foreign-built planes with Russian-built equivalents.
So the capital cost could end up being marginal.
The reputational cost would be a different story, no doubt about it.
But at this point in time nothing that Russia says or does – or doesn’t do – is going to make a difference there, so from Russia’s PoV it might be worth it just to send a big F**k-You!!!! to the west.
Even if all these aircraft were sold, they would be seized and impounded the moment that they landed in Zone A jurisdiction. They could be converted to military or intelligence use as long as they are deployed only in Zone B.
Your numbers don’t add up. Try again. The Embraer numbers are seriously askew. Suffice to say, airline leasing companies are screwed. Problem likely is, Boeing and Airbus can likely turn off those aircraft via software the minute power is supplied to the aircraft on the ground. Russia won’t be able to fly them outside the term of the leases. Sticky wickets, no?
That’s just another technical malfunction to be fixed, in this case by Russian software engineers.
We know about downlinks (think MH-370), but is there any indication of uplinks existing to commercial aircraft, I mean uplinks that are required for ongoing operations? It will be different with uplinks that are required to get software updates and the like. It could also be the case that maintenance depends on being able to access encrypted processors, so it might not be that easy with keeping these aircraft going. Bottom line is, keeping avionics up and running will be difficult. The Iranian F-14s are so old, they had much simpler technology back then, so they are not a good example in this respect.
That assume Airbus will be around much longer.
Russophobia is racism.
All of Europe are Russophobes, thus racists.
Most of Europe is sending armaments and/or money to the nazis called Ukraine.
Nearly all Europe does not see the trap the US laid for them, depriving them of Russian fossil fuels.
For seven years, the West has enabled Ukraine to avoid obey Minsk 2 while continuing to kill, on average 1000 people a year in Donbass, that is 3 human beings per day.
NATO is incapable of defending anyone, itself or the US. It sells itself as a defensive alliance. It is a follow-on civilian killing machine that tracks behind the predatory US military.
Russia is the moral leader of the Eurasian Integration.
Russia is the giant power China looks up to.
Europeans are not Russophobes, they are simply puppets of the MSM/governents. If they want them to hate Russia, they do. If they want them to love Russia, they do. That’s the actual situation for 95% of Europeans. That’s why the cancellation is “voluntary”. The EU is a tiranny sustained not on military/police forced but on propaganda, industrial amounts of it.
Andrew, stop personal attacks – breaks moderation policy. Some removed. Mod.
A wonderful justification – they just told me!
Forgot “it’s just business”!
Fighting and working for Hitler’s Third Reich, Europe said the same thing, now it is trying to take revenge – forward to the embrasures! Today we are ready! We deliver preventive strikes, death is guaranteed to the enemy.
And the Nybrberg judgment, like God’s on her, now you can’t avoid it.
So now we have all Europeans are “good Germans”. They don’t mean the hatred. They have guns to their heads.
Sorry. Doesn’t carry water where I come from.
This hysteria is willful by adults. It’s racism. It’s endemic. Their civilization is dead. Rigor mortis is setting in.
If you dont known it better its not willfully it is quite the opposite. They plain dont known it better
Antonio is right. I cannot speak for the central Europeans (since you mentioned the “good Germans”), but in Southern Europe the situation is way more fluid. There is still a % of the population that was indoctrinated during the Cold War that still equate Russians = Communists and will therefore hate them till the day they die. But the rest have their doubts. Understandably. They are under an unbelievable barrage of propaganda aimed at demonising the adversary, but most remember Iraq and Belgrade. Many protested vehemently against those horrors, but they are now lost because the MSM in the EU has been totally taken over and self-censorship (predominantly self-censorship, cf. the epic Chomsky / Marr exchange) is rampant left and right. A lot of them have this nagging feeling of being lied to. Even my 80 year old aunt called me the other day to ask: is all of this true? Or are they lying to us – again? I hope it will finally dawn after this war is over that the EU no longer exists as a political project separated from NATO, and the oligarchs in Brussels will ready throw their ‘allies’ under a bus when it suits them. The Greeks already know that. The Ukrainians are learning it now. Who will be the next?
And I agree that rigor mortis is setting in. Germany’s political corpse is in plain view now and it’s not a nice spectacle. It might turn ugly if certain spirits that have started raising from their graves in increasing numbers in recent years were to find an able political operator that could harness and guide them, such as a certain Austrian painter a century ago. The Munich putsch was in 1924. Terrible years ahead.
How ,many people like Petr Bystron, AfD, we have in Germany?
I see one nation stand for the correct position.
SERBIA. The people reject their government’s vote and took to the streets en masse singing the Soviet anthem.
Serbs have values. They have lost their country/government/land but they have their honor and fealty to Russia.
I hope the next stop for Russian special services and military is to regime change Serbia and give the people control again.
The Russian anthem, you should separate the two.
When Europe falls- Serbia stands.
For the Serbs, this is deja Vu.
Serbian viewers of a YT channel donated money to send the only Serbian and one of maybe only two foreign journalists in Donbass at this time.
Beaucoup d’idiotie de la part de mes compatriotes abreuvés par la propagande.
Vous ne pouvez pas vous imaginer à que point ça m’énerve.
Par contre, il ne faut pas mettre tout les français dans le même panier.
Le site stratpol tenu par un français résident en Russie informe des vrais réalités en Russie.(politique, industriel et culturel).
Il est suivi par de nombreux français.
Et des personnes comme moi et amis essaient d’expliquer la vérité.
Par toujours facile mais avec des personnes intelligentes, on y arrive ;)
A lot of idiocy from my compatriots watered by propaganda.
You can’t imagine how much that pisses me off.
On the other hand, we must not put all the French in the same basket.
The stratpol site held by a French resident in Russia informs about the real realities in Russia. (political, industrial and cultural).
He is followed by many French people.
And people like me and friends are trying to explain the truth.
Not always easy but with smart people, we get there ;)
Im from Berlin, Germany, and with whomever I spoke with – be it with Family, friends, neighbours, people I have a conversation with when taking my dog for a walk etc., all atleast see the hypocracy, injustice and propaganda war thats happening right now and most are actualy furious and putting the blame on the USA/the West/Nato and show an understanding for the steps Russia is taking.
Despite all the propaganda efforts in our MSM, alot of people recognize they dont get the whole picture and/or get outright lied to.
More and more loose their confidence in MSM, not least because of social media and independent news sources.
I think for every person that seeks an understanding there is a point where the news dont match with your own research and you start questioning the news and get suspicous.
Meine zwei Pfennig and my limited observation.
Anyway, i believe Russia has more friends than she might think.
Nice to see your msg, a wind of relief from germany. Which I hope many eastern germans sharing too.
At this point, we feel that , the overblown hatred and the sheer exaggeration peaks of russophobia driven by the presstitute MSM are starting to boomerang on them and all over the world not least in South america.
I am working to help some friends and relatives in Brazil to understand the situation in Ukraine and why Russia is right for interfering. It is not an easy Task… They are confused when I make questions for which they can’t find answers. But, yes, I am convinced that the more I talk to them the more they understand. And they have their friends to whom they talk, too. So, I think it is worth the effort.
Yes its racism, yes its endemic and yes it is media driven.
However a resounding no to rigorous mortis, you forget that some of us so called “Europeans” have a few brain cells left and know how to apply their benefits.
Where you come from has been the primary motivator of the Russian answer we see now begining,such is the way of reciprocity.
You live in the desert??
People living anywhere can be swayed with logic and with a determined psyop campaign. Basically a people will follow where ever the wind blows because people are emotional. Hatred, love, passion and jealousy can be whipped up in a heartbeat. Guaranteed the flavour of the month will be the tiny hats soon enough and everyone will forget- Russian man-bad!!
Few AfD members are saving the face of the Germans, too little too late!
True, we are all responsible for our actions or lack there of. These ‘cancel’ actions are being done voluntarily. A decent human being would examin actions and why they are performed. Even if westerners have been poisoned into believing “Russian aggression” what have their neighbours, and colleagues done to deserve the cruelty, being Russian?
No, it’s not endemic racism. It’s as I said, most Europeans (and Americans) live in an alternate universe created (mostly) by woke MSM. Look, here in Spain we have more than 380 laws that discriminate men against women, including being jailed double of the time for exactly the same crime. Do you think men are protesting against this? No, only very few of them protest!
For the record: in my Country -Portugal- one political party with representation in the parliament took public position, denouncing the ukrainian national socialism and defending Russia’s point of vue.
It is the communist party.
Since, they are being under ferocious attack from all sides, but, as far has I know, they didn’t buckle.
True – one day were told to hate evil Gaddafi, next day were told to hate evil Assad, next day were told to hate evil Putin. If they said Russians were lovely 95% would believe it, if they said Russians are evil 95% would believe it.
Just about everyone conforms, no questions asked, no questions tolerated. Always been that way alway will.
And Russia and China are truly truly awful at understanding this.
This is it. You are right, we can see patterns. It is not just Russophobia, temporary racism or effects of Propaganda. The heirs of Bernays and Goebbels have found a way to tap into the irrational and hateful that exists within all of us, and bring it up onto the surface. That which morality, cohesive societal propriety and basic decency usually restrains.. It is truly diabolical, a tool where the amoral cynic would unleash the baser instincts and passions of a people. Once unleashed it destroys such a society; you cannot just bottle it up. Very grim days ahead for Zone A..
At root is spiritual emptiness. A people are rendered defenseless and adrift. If we turn our faces from God to decadence and mere enjoyment, we become filled by the lusts of gleeful devils.
Consider that Russia and China may understand perfectly, but see it as unimportant because Western “citizens” have absolutely no power or authority. They cannot possibly influence their governments even a little bit.
So it doesn’t matter what they believe.
The linked article is good on analyzing tactics and the delusions of news media regarding setbacks but it is still US biased regarding Putin’s desire to occupy and hold Ukraine as well as his ‘Balkanization’ of Georgia in 2008.
All of Europe was Germanophobic in the 1940s, 1910s and 1870s. Britophobic in the 1850s. Frenchophobic in the 1810s.
Nope, most of Great Britain was very pro-nazi, even the royalty. The upper class were busy planning deals with the nazis, only Winston Churchill was very anti-german.
And all of tose folks who peeled German bombs out of their roofs, if still able.
Most of Great Britain were whipped up to hate the Germans by the jewish controlled aristocracy and the leadership of the time. Even Churchill privately said that the Germans have got to go cuz our jewish overlords are telling us to push them, HARD.
I think the Spanish Civil War had a huge influence on public opinion in Britain. The scales fell from a great many eyes regarding the menace of Nazi Germany; before then a lot of British people had had sympathy for Germany and what was seen as unfair treatment under the Versailles Treaty. In particular many ex-servicemen felt sympathy and respect for their German foes after the 1914-18 War. My own father was in that category.
All of Europe was not Germanophobic.
The Nazis were very much popular in almost all of Western Europe including Britain in the 1930s. In the 1940s a very large part of Europe joined the “European Family Of Nations” as the Nazis called their Reich.
Yes, they were so popular in Britain that Moseley utter failed. Read your history. BTW, my grandparents were there.
Hello?! Chamberlain, the royals, City of London anyone?!
Yes the Nazis were very much popular in 1930s Britain considering the Brits sponsored the Nazis with money and ideas (social darwinism), the Nazis were popular especially among the British upper and upper middle class.
Read your history again.
Initially you accused a whole nation of supporting the Nazis , then when it was pointed out to you that you are wrong, you tried to reframe what you wrote. That there was (and remains) a corrupt bunch of Anglo-Saxons and their cronies is not in dispute. Your animus is misdirected and precludes further engagement.
Newsflash Saemus: even anti-Hitler Churchill was a huge fan of Mussolini and the ideology fascism.
Britain had an alliance with Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union in the 1930s:
Andrei said ‘see the cracks’ in the propaganda wall. He said nothing about revelatory conversion.
Let’s see how wide and deep the cracks become, and at what speed.
When cracks appear there is usually one path they take.Given that the very cage of western hegemony is now being rattled it will be no surprise that the stress fractures will spread.
I wonder if the hegemony really gamed this one or were they so ignorant that they assumed Russia would act as they?
Was there actually a fire at the nuclear plant or not? I’m trying to get the firm word on that.
In an outbuilding well away from the reactor.
Initial reports via BBC radio 4 were of a fire on the 4th and 5th floors of an administrative building outside the perimeter of the reactor site. Headlines were of ‘Europe’s largest nuclear plant shelled in Ukraine’. Video on Telegram channel @Intel Slav appears to show flares, followed by flames in upper storey of the admin block. The BBC website video appears to have been borrowed from a 90’s computer game; the talking head speaks of ‘crimes against humanity’ and all previous details have been scrubbed.
The media reports are designed to give the impression that the Russians are out of control and we should all be very afraid. Take one little fact (fire in building near a nuclear site), run it through the narrative grindr, round up some voyeurs for balanced commentary and – hey presto! – it’s the apocalypse show.
And I think we have the scientific community to thank for the dropping of sensationalist headlines. Quite a number of scientists responded to the panic in a timely manner. It looks like they are about as interested in a nuclear panic as the Russian Federation. Can you imagine all the “damage control” you would have to do on the media and social media scene if you were a nuclear scientist trying to calm people down had they not intervened when they did?
Ironically, I wonder how many Ukrainians are getting cancelled as collateral damage. Even assuming Euros are slightly less dumb than Americans, I imagine there are plenty of that can’t tell the difference between Ukrainians and Russians.
I think that is very likely – many West Europeans or Americans cannot even distinguish Poles from Russians.
To Anglosaxons, this war is a constant source of joy: Russians slaughtering each other. Each one killed a strategical advantage, not only due to reducing battle power, but also due to a growing abyss between the two formerly Russias.
Like performed with Germany, Austria and until recently neutral Switzerland. France and Anglo-Saxania was very happy to have two Germanies (Austria-Hungary and German Reich) instead of one – and later on, they atomised both of them. It was good for Hungary, Romania, Czechia a, Slowakia …, though. Not so for their German Herrrnmensch inhabitants (a minority amongst the German non-Herrenmenschen, though).
Anglo-Saxonia and allied countries couldn’t have done without the help of both Germanies, though.
Like they perform with the two Russias now.
And both Russias help them. Like berserks. Against each other, not like the two Germanies, with each other.
A pity of the same kind, but different in flavour.
Russia hitting a dropped Ukraine in a gambit, that’s how I’d interpret it.
It’s not a matter of smarter of dumber. It’s a visceral response. Fear has nothing to do with reason. Just get people to fear some group, feed them tales of atrocities like bayoneting babies, make up some morality tales with a Brothers’ Grimm moral at the ending, and that fear will turn to horror, horror will turn into rage and finally, rage will turn into hatred. Any action on their parts, no matter how cruel, will feel justified, reasonable, expedient, and even godly.
I remember in the book Sarum Roman soldiers were told that the Celts captured Roman soldiers and burned them alive. So you know what the Roman’s did? Captured Celts and burned them alive. I don’t know if that really happened or if it was just literature, but I suspect a lot of atrocities are justified by disinformation similar to this one. Step 1 to warfare. Our enemy is not human. Step 2. We are human. Step 3. Whatever we do is justified.
I think it very likely that the Britons burned Roman captives. It was a harsher world back then, and the Romans were, after all, violent invaders from overseas who killed many Britons and destroyed their towns.
What is certain is that after the battle of the Teutoburger Wald about the same time, in which three of Augustus’ prized legions were annihilated by the German tribes, captured German officers were ceremoniously burned alive – the “wicker man” method. The common soldiers just had their throats cut.
Trud was quite a good newspaper. I studied Russian in Kiev in Soviet times and bought the paper to help with my Russian, among others.
Andrei I can’t think of a more important time for this website. I know you must feel the pressure, but all of us need your opinion now more than ever. Stay in the fight!!! I will speak for myself and say thank you.
I hope everyone here is prepped.
Did you see the heading “Don’t Forget to Wear a Mask During a Nuclear Holocaust!” at the top left?
Ok Russia, here’s the best deal we can offer you – You lay down all your weapons and surrender. A humanitarian corridor will be opened for the long walk home. You surrender any rights/bindings to Donbass and hand over Crimea to Azov Command.
In addition, we will grant licence for NS2 for 25% of the net profit and restore you to gobblee, faceshaft and twatteroo.
Privately even the democrats are starting to question Bidens competency, pubically they have to tow the line.
I thought the propaganda was bad in the cold war,now it makes Goebbels look like a part timer,its horrible toxic lies,i have just listened to Robert Fox of the london evening standard,he really sounded unhinged ranting and raving like a rabid dog,even talking about would it be possible to assassinate Putin,most of the people i hear calling the Radio stations buy all of it,its weaponised ignorance.
We have been watching the spread of “rabies in Ireland,this night Friday on the Late Late show, longest running show in tv history.I bet my wife that the Ukranian flag would make an appearance at some stage.
When I flicked the channel 25% of the backdrop was yellow and blue and in front of that a panel of artists and musicians spouting propaganda, shame on their ignorance.
The Orwellian two minutes of hate is everywhere.
The West’s greatest mistake has been punishing Russia for its good behavior. Now they get to see what Russia’s bad behavior actually looks like.
In all the eight years, until February 24th, Russia never did anything. Or at least never overtly did anything. Russia never moved troops to Crimea to invade it. Russians never pointed a loaded gun at anyone. Or maybe they covertly did, but the evidence is on the level of Bellingcat. Putin signing documents hardly counts as aggression.
Many people claim that Putin has miscalculated. One of the miscalculations is allegedly that Russia did not anticipate the strong European reaction. I disagree. The instant Europan declaration of a Holy War on Russia proves that Europe has been at war with Russia all these eight years. Russia’s actions are therefore purely defensive.
West biggest mistake was to rape russia when she capitulated and offered peace and friendship.
“The people of the West want to “cancel Russia”
Second, actually, I am grateful.
This war has fully shown the true face of the West to the rest of the planet.
NOW we really see what “western values” are, and that is a MUCH NEEDED “vaccine” for the Russia nation.”
… nothing new and all of this has been there for hundreds of years…..
more recently: Reichard Gellen the Abwehr Chief for Eastern Europe, shipped to USA by Allan Dulles to form CIA and thousands of Nazi’s along including Werner von Braun etc. … all in history record.
It is agreed here that Russia has been losing “Media War”, but has Russia been losing it for decades?
Even the blind ones should have seen that this moment has been in preparation for many years if not many decades. Look at the treatment Russia has been getting in the Olympic, this fascist manifestation, founded by a fascist Pierre de Coubertin and presided by Antonio Samaranch, Franko’s fascist servant, and similar US representative. Was this an accident? (I blame China for not cancelling those stupid Para-Olympics after they banned Russia. Olympic has been politicized from the very start.)
In any other field West is winning in the culture war: music, movies, fashion and all that captures young people, and they are the most important – future generation.
To quote Tim Kirby who wrote: Lavrov’s Trolling Reveals the Joke Is Actually on Russia — Strategic Culture (strategic-culture.org):
“Although Russians may find tricking Anglo-Saxon counterparts into revealing how ignorant they are as a coping mechanism for losing the Cold War, they forget that the supposedly 80 IQ gender-queer limp-wristed twits on the other side of the line have beaten them time and again. My Russian children, living in Russia, have already asked me numerous LGBT-related questions yet have not once asked anything about Multipolarity, Traditional Values or Orthodox Christianity. Russians may find narcissistic joy in mocking the English-speaking world for being ignorant, but apparently being able to quote Pushkin doesn’t win 21st century info wars now, does it? When you’ve got Hollywood, the entire Mainstream Media, Big Tech and so on, you don’t need to know where anything is on a map. The Anglo-Saxons have plenty of knowledge, they just feel they don’t need to know a damn thing about you Russians. That is the nuance the Russians cannot perceive on their mental radar.
This trolling by Lavrov really shows that the joke is actually on Russia. The Russians continue, after years of failing, to try to reason with those who see them as subhuman animals. Perhaps we are moving towards a Multipolar World due to economics, geography and the West shooting itself in the foot, but as far as cultural/info wars are going if you look at the youth around Moscow you can clearly see who is winning.”
…to repeat the quote “AS FAR AS CULTURAL/INFO WARS ARE GOING IF YOU LOOK AT THE YOUTH AROUND MOSCOW YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE WHO IS WINNING”
you may win the war with arms, you may have better submarines, supersonic missiles “kindjals”, better army, but they have: Hollywood, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Rap music, Tattoo, fashion, computer games, and all the rest that occupies the minds of your children. They are winning.
So you are 100% correct Andrei, “NOW we really see what “western values” are, and that is a MUCH NEEDED “vaccine” for the Russia nation.” (will Putin read this?)
The even newer generation though are seeing all the above as terribly passé.
Facebook is for “very old people”, and who cares for Twitter with “whiners”, and stuff that’s “cringy”, when there is TikTok (or actually something called “alternative TikTok” which I have no idea about, but apparently many of those younlings do) and who-knows-what other hangouts.
Rap? Who cares, “nowadays ‘trendy’ music is so ugly and boring” and “oh, those older rock (or whatever else) songs are so cool”. Also “China is cool”. Japan used to be “cool” in the past, but now “too much emo”.
Time goes by fast, in terms of generations.
The western idiots invested too much in a passing fashion, naively believing that it’ll be permanent.
It is not.
By the way, both Facebook and Twitter are banned in Russia starting from today.
“subhuman animals” “being able to quote Pushkin” – Right!
It is ridiculous to assume that the west is winning info wars, and somehow think that will win real war. War is about superiority of fighting forces, and economics. Russia has the highest military might in this world and the people to back it up. Yes, there is Russian garbage but pales in comparison to Western decadence.
Even China has been afflicted by Western filth, but the majority know the evil that the west is, and the Chinese military will take care of any threat to their homeland.
I fundamentally believe that China has all the money to offset this mafia sanctions that USA uses over so many countries. The west myself included, is going down, and never more will stop all decent people from living in peace. That is why they cry out with hysterical lies, and a few fleeing or “embedded” that spread their propaganda. Soon they will turn to saying that Russia is so unreasonable, and we tried to reach a deal with them. That too is a blatant lie. Welcome to the new world.
I would like to post this as information for those outside the US or young folks, how the Clinton’s Telecom Act allowed media consolidation on a massive scale. prior to that not all mainstream media posted in lockstep. reputable news sources/columnists spoke out against the Vietnam war, for example. What we’ve seen here against Russia is largely due to Clinton’s deregulation and the massive media funds and bribes which literally paid for that legislation.
Mark Sleboda makes an appearance on The Grayzone.
“Forever War in Ukraine or End of Unipolar World?”
When he left Crosstalk, I stopped watching the show, it was no longer interesting to me.
Help me understand this Sleboda character a bit better. He seems to be recognised by many here and at MoA as a sound source. I saw a recent tweet of his that recommended ‘War on the Rocks’ as an accurate info source on this current conflict. I took a look at it and saw the same ‘Russia is Failing’ narrative that permeates the standard Western info bloc. Pseudo-expert pulp.
This didn’t move me to give the guy a lot of credit. I did notice that the Russia-negative spin on War on The Rocks had more initial impact on me because of Sleboda’s referral. The relayed innate trust invoked a short period of confusion and uncertainty. The doubt was brief as the site’s over-cooked and over-simplified narrative attack wasn’t hard to see through. i noticed that Sleboda’s referral to it put me of greater risk of succumbing to its FUD.
So what is Sleboda up to? Is he perhaps a bit careless or is he running interference?
No, “Slob”oda as many call him, is hated by many Russian analysts with whom he’s made many enemies. He’s alright for certain things, but I’m not a big fan of his ideological bent.
A short update from Slovenia.
We have about 70 refugees here. The whole number should be 1 250 000. Where are all?
Our prime minister send Ukrainians motivation speech today. I think they have much bigger problems than listen to him.
Our expert don’t worry about gas shortage. One of them today said that sun cells over the field are very good for the crops under them. Usualy there is nothing under.
Our army get a yearly score yesterday. Last ten years it was negative. This year it is positive. Chief of staf said that our strong army can support government pressure to other countries. They are allready afraid of our strong army all the way to Moscow.
And an endless news about nuclear plant all day. People are probaby buying iodine, because everybody warns not to. One nuclear scientist said this (Energodar plant) was other incident not related to nuclear safety. He was immediatelly declared as russophile.
Our special reporter Karmen Švegl is in Ukraine. She reports like there is the end of the world. We didn’t forget her reporting from Libya. She was so excited about democracy brought there by bombs. Libyans were dancing and singing around her. She got sweets and free sim card. She prefer not to know for the Libya today. There is no dancing and singing in democracy there.
That is how we live. Propaganda all day long.
Yandex translate. Mod:
Pretty good explanation of the situation via Kamala:
Here is some interesting news from the front. The Ukrainian military today fired a Tochka missile at the Azov Banderite death squad, killing 20 of them:
DONETSK, March 4. /TASS/. The Ukrainian army’s conflict with the nationalist detachment Azov has resulted in a missile strike against the nationalists’ command center in the southwest of Mariupol, the deputy commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic’s militia, Eduard Basurin, told a news briefing on Friday.
“Contradictions between the Ukrainian army’s command and the nationalist groups have developed into a direct confrontation. After the commander of the operational tactical group East, Lieutenant General Sodol, suffered lethal wounds in a clash with Azov militants, who also refused to obey any orders from and coordinate operations with the Ukrainian army’s command the headquarters of the special purpose detachment Azov in the southwest of Mariupol was hit by the Ukrainian army’s missile Tochka-U,” he said.
Basurin also said on the Rossiya-1 television channel that the Tochka-U missile, fired by the Ukrainian army, destroyed 10 vehicles and left 20 soldiers of the Azov detachment killed.
Wonderful news. Thank you.
I was hoping for something like this to happen, just like in Syria. Now if only the Ukrainian command could provide targeting info to the Russians…
Now more than ever before the Ukronazis stand out as the most worthless Western bootlickers on the planet. But, as is well known, unrequited love dies hard. Zelensky should seek Navalny’s company. Two lonely, down and out cocaine addicts left to their fate by the Empire.
Is it really any suprise..
The media attack has been so co ordinated it has been in the planning pipe line and ready to go.
This is how they did it.
Proper investigative journalism that used to the norm before opinion pieces took their place.
I bet this group where behind the Panama papers as well.
Belgrade: Serbs March In Support Of Russia.
powerful cartoon art
Hello. Brazil is part of the BRICs. We are Russia’s allies and not enemies. It is not true that the “West” wants to “cancel” Russia. The Brazilian people are friends with the Russian people.
But not Bolsonaro . . . or is he?
Bom dia Brasil!
Russia loves South and Central America.
And the “West” is the American capitalist western part of Europe (Europe stretches from the Ural Mountains of Russia to Lisbon), occupied by the United States and directly by North America United States themselves.
Sorry, did you accidentally lose South Africa or intentionally? )))
I sometimes wonder what Brazilians and other Latin Americans think of “the West”. After all, the USA is due North of them. (And East of China).
All maps are not accurate, but this is understandable – here is another one from the Chinese comrades.
I remind you. that so far at Theater of War “404” Russia has introduced only 2 (two) echelons of operational formation (OP) of an interspecific combined arms formation.
And the remaining 2 (two) are steaming and indignant at idleness – they are eager to fight.
PS Do not confuse with the Reserve – this is separate …))).
Any insight as to why Russia is hesitant to commit its remaining forces? What is
the strategic logic behind this hesitancy? Does the delay decrease the likelihood
of trap or nasty surprise? Its obvious that Russia does not have sufficient forces to
close the double pincers that are developing. How much longer can Russia delay
before commiting the rest of its forces?
Russia can delay for years, or as long as she wants. You are being caught up in western propaganda, subconsciously you are reading the western news and are feeling a sense of urgency because they are constantly bombarding you with “omg Putin is failing, Putin must hurry” etc. But in reality Russia is no in hurry, she can stay in Ukraine as long as she wants. Russia was in Chechnya for many years, and Afghanistan for a decade. Don’t be deceived into thinking this operation needs to be accomplished in a matter of days. NO ONE has stated that’s the case, this is just an erroneous assumption made by amateur western analysts.
The truth is no one knows why Russia is hesitating right now. As for forces, according to sources it has committed most of them now but they are slowly working their way down to the frontlines. But here we’re talking only of ground troops. Russia has not committed even a tiny fraction of the airforce it has arrayed (hundreds of planes parked in Belarus).
We can only speculate for now. But my educated opinion is that Putin was truly serious when he called this a “special operation” and not a “war” or invasion. I believe he is treating this more as a policing action rather than full scale war. But the other big theory is that there are many things going on behind the scenes that we aren’t aware of that may be driving the battlefield narrative. They may be secretly making headway in the negotiations and perhaps Putin doesn’t want to overly commit and waste forces when he feels a negotiation is close to being reached of some sort. Also, the military is concerned with many other civil activities rather than ONLY fighting. For instance in each town it conquers, Russia is administering an entire civil infrastructure including massive humanitarian aid. This is taking manpower and time as well and so I think that is likely slowing things down as well. They aren’t just destroying a town and moving on. They are conquering a town, first cleaning it up and revitalizing its civil infrastructure and public services, and then moving on.
This may be a different style of ‘warfare’ than you’re used to from being propagandized with hollywood movies all your life, and the U.S. gung ho style of flattening every city and slaughtering every civilian inside, but this is not how Russia is handling a brotherhood nation which Putin very specifically said at the outset of the operation: “We are not against you/the people, we are against only the nazis/radicals”.
Nightvision on March 05, 2022 · at 12:27 am EST/EDT
“Russia can delay for years, or as long as she wants.” Perhaps. What I would like to know
is, what is the strategic rationale for doing so? According to the original poster they have two
Operational Formations or about 50% uncommitted, so they don’t even have to commit any reserves.
As far as possible, Russia wants Ukrainians to sort out their differences between themselves. Russia is more like the referee. Already the UAF have dealt with one bunch of murdering terrorists in Mariupol. We may hope for more of the same, and maybe a revolution leading to a sane government with whom it would be possible to deal honestly.
Spot-On. Excellent narrative.
Whist the commonly accepted word is “invasion,” iI prefer to use the word “intervention” and that Russia has a Right-To-Protect its Slavic Brothers….and can take its time to clean-up.
Personally i do not see any reason why Russia should now ‘negotiate’ with anyone about the Ukraine. There IS no counterpart that Russia could trust, to sign off any agreement…so it makes more sense to annex the whole of the Ukraine.
“Speaking of dying fake stories, there ought to be somewhere in the virtual space a “fake story cemetery” were all the fakes of western PSYOPs would be held in one place with videos, audio, texts, maps, etc.”
Excellent idea. A needed project to complete too. For posterity’s sake at least.
Waste of time. ;-)
Pour ceux qui n’ont pas compris le fond du conflit actuel entre “le mal et le bien” ou “le mensonge et la vérité” je les conseil de voir ce documentaire d’Oliver Stone – l’Ukraine on fire:
L’eschatologue sheikh Imran Hosein avait raison en 2014, la Russie sera bientôt obligée d’intervenir en Ukraine:
For those who have not understood the substance of the current conflict between “evil and good” or “lies and truth” I advise them to see this documentary by Oliver Stone – Ukraine on fire:
Sheikh Imran Hosein eschatologist was right in 2014 that Russia will soon be forced to intervene in Ukraine:
This movie: ’Oliver Stone – l’Ukraine on fire:
is indeed MUST watch. It has all the history of Ukraine birth of nazism, Stepan Banders, current leaders,
CIA connection since 1950s – to recent events ….
Thanks you for posting!
The madness is not everywhere.
My son has been going to College this week, wearing a black hoodie with “The Russian” printed on the front. (Uk)
Apart from a black look from one dinner lady, life continues for him in a completely normal way. (It was by the way, his choice.)
The young no longer watch t.v. Or read newspapers.
Are they putting something in the water?
Or more obviously, the opinions of ordinary people stay private, what we pick up from media and Internet is a false, mechanised fabricated opinion which only affects a few people.
The impression of universal hatred of Russians by the West is not real, it is a deliberate, well organised fabrication.
This! Absolutely this. I’m from the EU and this is exactly what I’m seeing. The “united front” of the EU that the media is trying to convey is just that – a front. The vast majority of people do not believe it and are extremely sceptical.
Had a talk with a group of 10 people at work the other day. The arguments in the chat were very nuanced, people quite informed, only one guy mentioned that he fears Putin as he might be mad but quickly agreed when I told him they yes, that’s what media wants us to believe. All were very open to hearing other opinions and NO ONE thought Russian people are bad.
The covid propaganda war was a huge wakeup call for many Europeans. Scepticism and even hatred towards Western media is at it’s all time high.
What you see coming from Europe is a fake front, a media invention as if the people of Europe are united on this. They only show one side of the story so that it seems that this is the whole truth. Incidents such as sacking conductors and the like are the doing of single cowards who are using the situation to virtue signal and gain political points. Nothing to do with the sentiment of the people.
Don’t fall for this, our Russian brothers. People here don’t hate you, no matter what you hear from our media. Don’t let them divide us!
The war has fully shown
The true face of the west
To the rest of the planet
Rumor has it Zelensky left for Poland. Someone should publicly ask him, is his family still in Ukraine (while at the same time he asks people to stand ground)?
Evacuated a long time ago. Ever since they stopped showing up together. Count down from the latest videos and photos. )))
That would explain why they insisded on negotiation in Warzaw. It makes sense now.
In Warsaw, they have a direct connection with the United States, but in the Okrainian it is no longer there.
Afirma Ilya Kiva, que Zelensky esta en la embajada de USA en Polonia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLfCkvWuCEw (en ruso) (minuto 7:22)
Ilya Kiva affirms that Zelensky is in the US embassy in Poland.
Hilarious, this Friday the BBC and CNN are ceasing broadcasting from Russia after the Kremlin has passed a new law cracking down on disinformation and fake news! Have both the BBC and CNN inadvertently admitted they broadcast propaganda?
Yes, of course!
And they were afraid of public disclosures, trials, fines.
West against Russia? From the first day tons of people from Romania to US revealed all the ukrainian fakes and as a surprise in the first days the russian media was completely silence. There are tons of journalist all over the world beside the majority of people that put lots of questions and have absolutely nothing with the russian people. Who are against? The same pandemic puppets. The ones who enjoyed humiliate us. They even pride themselves for being the actors of the New World Order. So let’s not create a fight where there is none. The only question we fear is: what if they are all in a conspiracy. What if Putin, Z and Biden are the puppets of the same man? This is the question that make us worried.
Thank you Saker for all your analysis. In comparing Zone A and Zone B, I have come to the following conclusion: Zone B has captured the legal, ethical, and moral high-ground. IMO this will bode well for establishing new institutions, to define the governing relations between the nations of this region. A new UN could be but one result of this New World Order. The lawful sovereign countries of Zone B represented in this new UN vs the lawless hegemon and vassals of Zone A. The Russian intervention in Ukr is an excellent example of the high legal, ethical, and moral conduct by Putin and the Russian Gov. et al. No surprise that the President’s approval as well as support for the war are both over 70%. My thanks and appreciation to the Russian military for their courageous and disciplined effort to denazify and demilitarize Ukr.
Speaking of hysteria, Employees of a reputable Canadian company, Chorus Entertainment, received an email memo today, advising employees to cut any ties with Russia, be it professional or otherwise. This Information is first-hand. The scale of madness and its trajectory is beyond Orvel. I think we are getting really close to the realization that this ship is sinking and it is time to pack up and get the hell out of Canada.
What’s taking shape is Afghanistan 2.0, but on a far greater scale and far closer to the geopolitical center. Once Russia broadcasts video of Ukrainian soldiers caught in its cauldrons surrendering en masse, endless vistas of captured equipment, and all the other visible evidence of Ukraine’s complete defeat, the truth of another NATO humiliation will dawn on the West. Recriminations, blame, loss of confidence, questions about why the world’s most expensive military machine, the greatest military in the galaxy, could do nothing to stop Russia will be on everyone’s lips. NATO has shown itself incapable of defending its puppets against both Central Asian peasants and Russia’s military. The blow to Western confidence is likely to be irreparable, and even the Empire of Lies will not be able to disguise the new reality. Quite an achievement in what looks likely to transpire in the next weeks.
The USA, GB and the unrecognized non-state Israel formed the 4th Reich and achieved their goal, the Nazi part of Europe, under the leadership and financial support of the USA, tried to take revenge for the 45th (year).
And the United States and Britain, like a marauding vulture, would become beneficiaries, stripping the fighters to the skin and attributing the Victory to themselves. As it was in the Zero, First and Second World Wars.
Should bvli start the pre-election period (Putin’s re-election) – and We are ahead of these Übermensch/White Supermens.
“The lives of Russians also matter!”, Like all other people on the planet.
Stories from Ukraine.
My wife’s mom lives about an hour outside Cherngiv in a small settlement. A couple days ago some outsiders showed up and went around confiscating things from households. Seems they are intent on ‘living off the land’ so to speak. They have forbidden residents from showing light at night. There is no petrol available in the area and soon people will start running out of food and cannot travel to resupply. Neither can they recieve outside help at the moment.
In Kiev police and ambulance services not working. I am guessing that many areas outside the city will soon be in dire straits for a variety of reasons similar to those mentioned above. The situation in the city will not likely improve either, but should be better than many rural areas. Shops are still open although there are lines. Seems the initial panic has subsided somewhat and people there have started to adjust to the new reality. I would guess that the initial response of mindless patriotism will begin to be replaced with a desire for the war to end in some fashion. If Russia proves to be a good steward in areas they capture – restoring order and basic policing etc – I don’t doubt the word will spread and work in Russia’s favor.
We can hope that defeat/surrender of the forces in the east will lead to capitulation (or a coup) in Kiev.
Lots of emergency help (food, medical support) coming in now to the areas that are liberated.
The real IV Reich has ressurected. It is the Empire of war.
-what is their goal? full spectrum dominance
-what is their Lebensraum: the whole world
-what ‘s their Goebbels …. the MSM
-their radio broadcasts.?… the TV-Internet PSY Ops
-their Wehrmacht? the proxies, the outsourced soldiers
-Their SS troops? of course the al Qaeda, ISIS and takfiris
-Who are their Jews? this is easy: the Russians.
Saker, didn’t Putin tell the Russian oligarchs to bring home their overseas money some years (? time flies), in an amnesty? If they had take his wise advice, then a lot of those oligarchs wouldn’t have lost so much.
Regarding the nazis in the ukrainian military, on capture, they should be stripped to see what swastikas etc they have, photos taken, & shown to the Westerm Govts/media etc. There must be many thousands of them. Also, their homes, social media accounts etc should be search for nazi statements etc, & especially anything regarding their hatred & criminality towards the Donbass people over the past 8 years.
“…they should be stripped to see what swastikas etc they have…”
You are referring to tattoos I presume; this is already happening. I’ve seen two videos on telegram showing the upper torso, arm and neck tatts of an inked Ukie.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others
George Orwell, Animal Farm (1945)
Precedent: Nominal General License No. 15
The United States withdrew the companies of Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov (ABU) from blocking sanctions
The US Treasury issued a special nominal general license for Usmanov and thereby created a precedent
Question 1: How much did the ABU sell to the United States the republics it controls: Central Asian Uzbekistan and Euro-Pridnestrovie to it?
Vlpros 2: will Roman Abramovich fall under the “sanctions” of the United States and under what number will his license from the Ministry of Finance be?
Reference: Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov is a Mountain Jew, a Russian oligarch. Net worth: 14.1 billion USD. Born April 24, 1972 in Quba (Azerbaijan)
Alisher Usmanov was on the list of businessmen against whom blocking sanctions were imposed due to the situation in Ukraine. He remains under sanctions. However, the US Treasury, by issuing a special nominal general license No. 15, actually freed companies with Usmanov’s equity participation from restrictions. As stated in the message, the license allows all transactions and releases the property of any organization that is 50 percent or more owned by Usmanov.
In the case of Usmanov, personal sanctions did not affect business, and this decision is not accidental.
This has never happened at all! The US Department of the Treasury has not issued such a nominal, personal license to any billionaire.
Andrey, another rich oligarch, mikhail fridman, born in shit lviv, has 3 nationalities, Russian, Israeli & ukrainian (illegal in ukraine to have dual nationalities, 3 is ok).
grr, there are thousands of them, they need to be documented & saved & used against them.
@ Larchmonter445 on March 04, 2022 · at 6:54 pm EST/EDT
“…Poor Rog, just make music, write your poetic lyrics, leave the geopolitics to others…”
I second that.
He’s a good man, his heart in the right place, but he’s not immune to the Western media propaganda.
Even if well informed, can’t beat decades of brainwashing.
“Information” says Mr. Martyanov, “is not knowledge.”
I wholeheartedly agree.
US/NATO scared to death introduce a “no-fly zone”
Blinkin – We said that if the Kremlin ordered an invasion, we would help Ukraine defend itself while imposing costs on Russia… )))
“Our task is to make sure that the conflict does not go beyond the borders of Ukraine,”- BlinkIn said at a press conference, answering the question about the no-fly zone.
PS In order to introduce a no-fly zone, it is necessary (but not at all enough) to at least suppress Russian air defense. That is, it will declare a war, and this is a guaranteed death of the USA / NATO!
Блин! Не вводят, а до смерти боятся ввести !!!
Кто постоянно изменяет текст и смысл ?!!!
Crap! They do not enter, but they are afraid to death to enter !!!
Who constantly changes the text and meaning?!!!
@ Andrew Neopalimyi
There is nothing in the briefing referring to a “no-fly zone,” and the quote you cited re: “borders of Ukraine” is not to be found there either.
Was there another link where Blinken addresses the “no-fly zone” file?
I’d like to see it.
The text of the briefing was castrated, perverts, well, as usual.
TASS will suit you: https://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/13969817
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinkin:
no fly zone
Western attempts to create a no-fly zone over Ukraine would lead to war with the Russian Federation, he said.
“While we [the United States and allies] are doing our best to provide the Ukrainians with effective defense against Russia, at the same time we have a responsibility to ensure that the war does not spread beyond the borders of Ukraine. The only way to introduce a no-fly zone is to send NATO aircraft into Ukrainian airspace and shoot down Russian planes. And this could lead to a full-scale war in Europe. And as President Joe Biden has made clear, we do not intend to go to war with Russia,” he said.
“Every day we look at what we can provide to Ukraine so that it can defend itself,” the Secretary of State said. “We are discussing this issue literally on a daily basis with Ukrainian officials, as well as with our allies and partners. The emphasis is on so that whatever we send there can be used effectively.”
The United States has no strategic interest in reducing the volume of oil on the markets, but does not rule out sanctions against the energy sector of the Russian Federation.
“We have no strategic interest in reducing the world’s energy reserves. The immediate result of this will be higher prices for Americans and higher incomes for Russia,” he said. “But we are interested in undermining Russia’s status as a leading supplier of energy resources,” the US Secretary of State stressed.
Go ahead yourself, I have to go, good luck!
All these warmongers are cowards XD.
No, they are just more reasonable than they seem at the first glance. The US can live without Ukraine, but if they defend Ukraine they will disapear. So they have to be reasonable.
In any case, they have no reason to defend Ukraine or anyone there. It’s not as if they cared.
Yet again, I am reminded of the scene towards the end of “The Mummy Returns”:
[after the Scorpion King grabs Hafez]
Baltus Hafez, the Curator: My lord! Save me! Save me!
Imhotep: [in Ancient Arabic] Why?
Russian Ministry of Defense has released a video showing a successful drone strike on a command point of the “Aidar” Banderite death squad in the occupied territories of the DPR:
Link de-activated in Germany (Not available in your country)
It’s blocked across the entire EU (I’m in Ireland), together with Russia Today. So much for those “Western liberal values” like freedom of the press! I remember they used to say how terrible it must be to live in a country like Iran or China that doesn’t have a free press and censors information the government doesn’t like. Well, now we know!
Andrey. I know this would be a hard job(given the fact the amount of fake news is huge and in constant “production”). But, it would be really helpful/useful to have all this Western propaganda about Russian forces operation in the Ukraine(and the respective proof or/and counterproof) in one place to share it. I don’t know if you picked the “fake story cemetery” name anywhere else. But it’s definitely a good one. Even if it’s not possible in these days, consider the possibility to create such section in your site in the future.
@ dave on March 04, 2022 · at 7:02 pm EST/EDT
“Belgrade: Serbs March In Support Of Russia.”
Thanks for the videos.
It is uplifting to see Serbians manifesting their solidarity with Russia, against their vassal government.
Like the Ukrainian people, Serbs carry a historical wound that needs to be addressed down the road, and Russia is a key factor in that reckoning.
Germany says, “Nein”.
Scholz says it is not on the agenda today. He doesn’t say anything about the time before the Russian army marched into Ukriane. And he certainly doesn’t say anything about tomorrow. NATO membership was on the agenda since 2008.
Anyway. NATO made Ukraine a de facto member. Its army trained to NATO standards, was included in the NATO command structure. There were NATO bases in Ukraine (the “training missions”). Its foreign minister got invited to the meeting of foreign ministers of the NATO states. Ukraine even sent soldiers to participate in NATO’s wars of choice.
If membership was not in the cards, NATO might have said so. It didn’t.
So NATO either deceived Ukraine in order to get something it wanted – or it was getting ready to spring a surprise announcement that Ukraine had just become a member. That way, it would have been too late for anyone to intervene.
If I remember correctly, only countries bordering the Black Sea may station their ships in the Black Sea permanently. All others must leave after about 4 weeks.
The US wanted a Black Sea port to get around this restriction. Turkey had two which could have hosted US war ships, but refused to hand one of them over to US command. They failed to get Sevastopol. So they started building one in Ukraine. An American enclave that would finally allow the US to keep a permanent Navy presence in the Black Sea.
“Ja” or “Nein”, I don’t think Russia would have been happy with these new neighbours.
I must admit the response to all the sanctions has been pretty feeble to date. Russia continues to supply Europe with energy when she can turn off the pipelines and shut down German industry. But she does nothing as Germany announces arms support for Ukraine Nazi militias.
Russian assets are seized and Russia is evicted from the SWIFT clearing mechanism on which Russia (and China) still so foolishly rely, and Russia has not nationalized all Western investment in Russia. One gets the feeling that Russia likes to be run over as long as it is not militarily.
This indicates that Putin is hoping not to burn (yet) all bridges with the west…attempting backroom deals to settle things, same as it always have been but I suspect the status quo already changed too much for that to be still possible. The west went head-on with the intention of toppling Putin from power no matter the cost even for the west itself. Of course Putin needs some stability to finish dealing with the Ukranian issue first, before engaging on other fronts but once Ukraine goals are reached, he will surely reciprocate most if not all attacks to Russia’s economy. So it makes sense to be cold and calculating and not to pull the plug on the west too fast or all-at-once, but at this point in the game, I’m convinced that the point of no return has been reached and he (or the west itself) will do it sooner or later.
When/IF the west truly embargo Russia’s energy market (ie. stop buying) we will know the game is truly ON. Right now we are still in the heating phase, but by the end of this decade the world order will be radically different, there’s no going back for sure and I doubt a full-scale war with NATO will be avoided but with or without war with NATO the world is poised to change inexorably.
probably because you’re exaggerating the actual “sanctions” that have been applied. As I understand it, the ‘sanctions’ are actually much weaker in practice than the media would like you to believe, sanctioning only 7 Russian banks out of dozens that were originally on the list. In short making a lot of noise without much effect. The culture war related stuff has actually been much stronger, i.e. the drumming up of hate against Russians worldwide and banning them from various intellectual/sports/competitive institutions etc.
Also you have to give it some time, Russia doesn’t act hastily and they are currently waiting and observing on several fronts and will decide how to retaliate.
Please be patient. Revenge is a dish best enjoyed cold, and I’m sure the Russians know this.
They will have pulled the pins out of their counter-sanction grenades and will throw them at the most opportune time.
Well, we waited – “three green whistles”! or And the owl goodbye!
Statement by the PMR’s MFA on Moldova’s Application for the EU Membership
…We consider it necessary to stress that the Pridnestrovian people determined their fate in a civilized and democratic way on September 2, 1990, stopped the military aggression of Moldova in 1991-1992, defended their freedom and independence, confirmed the inviolability of the course for international recognition of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic’s sovereignty and independence at a national referendum on September 17, 2006.
In the new circumstances, including those created by the Moldovan leadership’s actions, we call on the Moldovan side to engage in dialogue with Pridnestrovie with a view to a final civilized settlement of relations based on the peaceful good-neighborly existence of two independent states by signing a comprehensive interstate agreement.
At the same time, we request the United Nations, OSCE, mediators and observers in the negotiation process and the international community as a whole to recognize the reality of more than thirty years in the form of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, to ensure respect for the right of the Pridnestrovian people to self-determination and to establish diplomatic relations with Pridnestrovie.
Anyone else see the connection between seizure of assets for Russian oligarchs and Canadian truckers?
In both cases, the property was just taken, no rationale or recourse. Just, guilt by association.
So the whole Western enlightenment thing was a wrong turn and back to the middle ages?
e.g. The Fifth Amendment says that no one shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.
To me this is more worrisome than some squiggly lines in Eastern Europe.
In Portugal too, in some cities Russian citizens are being insulted, and the same in schools with children. I think this will calm down when the food and gas prices will explode.
cancel culture is now very ingrained in Europe, its chosen weapon being social media. I have seen a lot of what I would call cultural assassinations from theatres, ballets, Opera, they are basically being forced to cover their backsides in case the woke police choose their establishment for cancelling. nauseating really and all ill informed, no understanding of what is happening, how long the war has been going on, honestly its vomit inducing as they mouth the same lies printed in yesterdays newspapers. complete lack of desire to seek out the most basic information. they just want to take the easy path for least hassle. Russia has a long memory, when this is over and they want the culture they can go to the motherland to see it because the fetid Russophobia rife in the EU has shown us all who they are. The masks have come off!
“…Speaking of dying fake stories, there ought to be somewhere in the virtual space a “fake story cemetery” were all the fakes of western PSYOPs would be held in one place with videos, audio, texts, maps, etc…”
I second that, and here is a prime candidate for the “fake story cemetery.”
I’ve been debunking the “40 miles long” Russian convoy for several days, across different threads, and it keeps on bouncing up here and there like a living entity.
Latest is Bill Roggio at the Daily Mail, the link you shared above, who claims to have seen the light, but keeps on reproducing the “40 miles long” lie, map and all.
“…A massive column of Russian troops, estimated at over 40 miles long, is just 20 miles north of Kyiv, and is likely assembling to surround the capital…”
Maxar Technologies Inc., which owns the satelite that took the pictures, is listed by Reuters in their “Companies” section, and the news about the “40 miles long convoy” is attached to the company’s page. According to Reuters, the images could not be independently verified, but the convoy was “3.25 miles (5 km)” long, “…moving in the direction of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv from approximately 40 miles (64 km) away…,” which the presstitutes turned into a “40 miles long” Russian convoy.
Bill Roggio’s map illustrates the “40 miles long” convoy on the map, but no pictures of the convoy, because…there are none.
Here is the Reuters full article from the MAXR.N page.
I rest my case.
Russian convoy of ground forces, tanks moving toward Kyiv, Maxar says
WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Satellite imagery taken on Sunday showed a large deployment of Russian ground forces including tanks moving in the direction of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv from approximately 40 miles (64 km) away, a private U.S. company said.
The images released by Maxar Technologies Inc (MAXR.N) showed a deployment comprised of hundreds of military vehicles and extending more than 3.25 miles (5 km), Maxar said.
The convey was situated northeast of the Ukrainian city of Ivankiv and contained fuel, logistics and armored vehicles including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery, it said.
The satellite images also showed damage caused by recent airstrikes on the Antonov airport in Hostomel, and heavy fighting in and near the airport, Maxar reported.
Maxar has been tracking the buildup of Russian forces for weeks. Its images could not be independently verified by Reuters.
As annoying as some panic-inclined pro-Russians can be, fretting over the vulnerability of the alleged “40 mile convoy”, it seems to me that if the allegation of its existence is a psyop it’s likely to be counterproductive.
If the pro-Ukraine Russophobes believe in this convoy, the very fact of its ongoing existence would have to nag at them as evidence that Russia is winning, since otherwise any such convoy would have been destroyed days ago by Ukrainian counterattack. This seems likely to cause them “cognitive dissonance” they’d then have to expend psychic energy to suppress.
Trying to equate Russia and nazi Germany.ZZ
They want to “cancel Russia” the same way they wanted to “cancel Germany” and the script is identcal as it was in the 1930s. “They” won’t settle for anything less than chaos.
A lot of headwinds for European economy are starting to be seen
Europe’s auto production crashes as flow of wire harnesses dries up
Why BMW, VW, Porsche and others are shutting down production lines after supplies of key part from Ukraine are interrupted.
I had to chuckle… Soon after 2014, Lufthansa moved its entire call centre (this includes Austrian Air) to Ukraina. I wonder what they’re doing now. All the hatred really does reflect near total impotence – it is a sight to behold!
(And wanted to point out – the recognition of the two republics was on Feb. 21 – exactly eight years after the coup. Someone in Kremlin loves symbolism!)
Yep not to mention 2/23 is Defender of the Fatherland national holiday in Russia
Yep. And btw I’m hearing that petrol/gas in Germany is now $7/gallon equivalent, which by Americans standards is unprecedentedly high. Not sure how ‘normal’ that is for German standards.
High… last year was about 1.2euro/liter.
Nightvision, $7 a Gallon, if only ! Here in the UK, the average price at the pump is £1.54 per litre, equating to over £7 a Gallon. There are 1.33 US$ to a GBP£, so we’re paying over $9 going by that reckoning.
“…Lufthansa moved its entire call centre (this includes Austrian Air)…”
Oh, has there been an airline Anschluss? I missed that!
En este enlace pueden encontrar información diaria sobre la situación en el campo de batalla ucraniano. Si alguien cree que este enlace es falso por favor informe al respecto.
At this link you can find daily information about the situation on the Ukrainian battlefield. If anyone thinks this link is fake please report it.
Andre the “Voluntary Actions” of Liberal Europeans and Americans is nothing but pure cowardice. It is the action of an individual who must at all cost fit in rather than take a courageous and independent stand whatever the cost. It is a reflection of where humanity is and where it is going.
The actions referenced and disgraceful, but not surprising. Human relations are so simple and fundamental. How many nations piled on to attack Afghanistan and Iraq all based on easily discernible lies. Think back to our childhood. Was it disgusting to watch a bully torment and hurt another child? Did we stand up then to stop it. Where we prepared to take the full brunt of the bully’s violence by taking a stand. At one time that was an easy question. Not today. Now we have a legions weak kneed accomplices, who have convinced themselves that bad is good, up is down, and black is white. Anything and everything to fit in and be one with the manufactured truth.
We have reached the apex of divide and conquer. It is the culmination of a multi-generational strategy to destroy culture, traditions and ethics. Over the last seventy years, one part of the world has devoted itself to demonizing men and feminizing boys. It has stripped society of the characteristics of moral courage, strength, faith, devotion and commitment, which once made men fathers, brothers and leaders Today it has been replaced narcissism and permanent victimhood.
You spoke of honor; unfortunately, except for a few lonely places, honor has been abandoned by the West, because that would requiring thinking, reflection, questioning and above all courage.
In that regard we must stand in awe of the Anglo-Zionists, who have successfully implement a building block strategy for control that started with
1) destroying the religious connection between land, church, monarch and people
2) destroying the connection between people and worship
3) destroying the connection between people and faith
4) destroying the family
5) separating men from women and women from men
6) eliminating the characteristics and attributes that made men leaders, doers and providers
7) eliminating the characteristics and attributes that made women mothers, nurturers, and protectors
8) destroying education, knowledge and the pursuit of truth
9) eliminating a connection between people, the land and earth
10) eliminating the shared experiences and bonds that made us neighbors no matter ethnicity or circumstances
They have succeeded because we let them
But they will not win.
I would add destroying the distinction between reality and fantasy
Destroying the distinction between truth and lie
Excellent comment. Yes. Important to understand what they are doing, instilling a mass psychosis.
if we truly wish to grasp the “whole picture” and identify the underlying dynamics at work, one needs to include in their analysis the psychological dimension, understand in depth how the human brain operates.
Then, two major points become obvious and leads us to grasp the root problem of the present chaos, the true ennemy, what the russian leaders are after :
the west has become hostage of a gang of psychopaths. Psychopaths are not agreement capable, they do not function like normal folks. I dearly advise you to read carefully a key book which explains in depth what happens when psychopath manage to seize power : the title is Political Ponerology
Ponerology “it studies the causal components and processes of the genesis of evil”
A pack of lies, with interesting points.
The lies about the “fire” at the Zaporozhe NPP caused a rise in oil prices “naturally.”
Also “naturally,” the oil barons took full advantage of the NPP incident “given nuclear it (sic) is an alternative energy source.” Iran might benefit from the current conflict, desperate US might consider a return to the JCPOA, and may lift the sanctions on its oil exports.
The friend of my enemy…
”Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the US was clear that it wanted the flow of oil and gas to continue unabated. However, due to a combination of financial sanctions and the increasing reluctance of companies to do business with Russia, supply is being impacted. We estimate Russia’s oil supply could already be down by 1mb/d. Overall, nearly 5mb/d of Russian crude could be struggling to find a buyer,” ANZ Bank said in a note.
“NEW: US is sharing intelligence with Ukraine about Russian force movements and locations, as well as intercepted communications about their military plans. Several intel-sharing channels open, including a portal Ukrainians can access in near real time –”
For those wondering how Ukraine continues to hold on, they have the backing of quite powerful assets directing their battlefield operations. In some ways this is even more of an advantage for Ukraine than the U.S. ITSELF would have in a war with Russia. You see, because in a full war with Russia, the U.S.’s assets would be disabled and destroyed, including their intel satellites. But since U.S. continues to fight “From behind” like the coward nation that it always has been, Ukraine gets to utilize state of the art battlefield data without any fear whatsoever of it being disabled.
So what? The US can tell the leadership in Kiev how badly it’s going. Will they inform commanders in the field? Not likely. Can they even communicate with them?
Well good thing these don’t matter, Russia is winning so hard, as we have Saker telling us since day one of the special operation ;)
Ukraine is an All-white Country, whereas, Russia has a Multi-National population of 160 different Nationalities. On my last trip I met African MDs who had trained there and were there for a vacation and meet-up with old friends.
Whites Only are allowed to escape Ukraine and go to Poland. Ukrainians drag Africans and Indians off the trains and buses.
26 January 2022 “US plane brings Javelin missiles and launchers to Ukraine” then orders its troops out – tells you everything you need to know about the US army, running away again, so soon after running away from the Taliban. BTW does anyone know if Putin will recoginse the Taliban government in Afganistan thus enabling them to join the fight, which they are VERY eager to do?
One only has to listen to these words, from 2017 “This will be the year of Offense….all of us will go back to Washington and we will push the case against Russia….”
I saw Dr. Michael Hudson on RT Cross Talk.
Beyond identifying the pending debt default of the impoverished global south, likely triggering a financial collapse in the west, which for readers who don’t know, is very precariously situated after enabling the greatest theft in human history, by the money printing and giving to the 0.05 % socio(-pathic) economic elite, because now there is stagflation, and they can’t afford the interest charges on anything higher than what it is now (less than 0, they could even go UP to zero!)
The main point:
This isn’t just about Donbas, nor is it about Ukraine, really.
Donbas to Ukraine is the venue, but not the entirety of the struggle.
Look at what is happening, before our eyes, and in full-on overdrive, the population of Zone A is being ordered to hate all Russians (even dogs and cats! wtf!), based on what is effectively racists’ grounds, i.e. because they are Russian
Thank you for all of your good-faith work Commodore.
Here is a link to an interview with former MI6 chief ‘Sir’ John Sawers from this past Monday. I linked to specific time stamp at the end, though I recommend the whole interview. He reveals quite a bit about the leading anglo thought process.
What was the story about – was it? – UAF forces bombing an Azov brigade?
In short, Azov continually refuses to follow orders. Then at an internal checkpoint they opened fire on the staff car carrying the commander of the Ukrainian forces in the Mariupol area, mortally wounding him.
Next thing, the Azov HQ unit gets hit by a Ukrainian Tochka, killing and wounding dozens of Azovites. I think they’ll be following orders now. Hopefully also the one to surrender, when it comes.
Forever War in Ukraine or End of Unipolar World?
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Moscow-based international affairs analyst, Mark Sleboda. Sleboda assesses Russia’s military maneuvers in the early days of the conflict in Ukraine and evaluates the possibility of a Syria-style dirty war erupting in the country. Sleboda also explains how the war has ushered in a “great decoupling” between Russia and the West and why he believes it represents the “end of the unipolar world.”
||| The Grayzone |||
I have been systematically collecting all their lies. I plan to document it and put it together, I won’t stand for it this time. This is completely insane the bulls they are spreading and the way they are trying to paint Putin. Putin is sacrificing Russian servicemen to limit the loss of civilian life as much as he can and here we are printing rat garbage like Russian savages are trying to exterminate Ukrainians and Ukrainian culture, Putin is an evil dictator. I was in cnn waiting on my wife and on CNN 8’times in a row I heard “there are no rich people in Russia, only oligarch billionaires, this is who we sanction.” The most idiotic thing I heard all day until I heard the media again. You see Russia outlawed fake news and all the weaponized thought shaping machines closed shop. I won’t let them get away with it so easily.
LOL about time.
From Telegram,I vote for Berlin:
Will we finish denazification only in Ukraine, or will we reach Berlin again out of habit?
A subscriber writes from Germany:
I have lived in Germany for many years. I would like to talk about the current situation in the country. If you have any clarifying questions, I will answer all. So. For the last three days, our media have been showing wild nonsense about hundreds of Ukrainians shot by Chechen troops. The hysteria is just crazy, the Germans are starting to react simply inadequately. Wild tantrums are thrown in stores, if they hear from cashiers that they speak with an accent, they immediately ask if they are Russians or not?
Large supermarkets such as Rewe, Hit, and so on, posted ads in front of Russian goods that they “sell everything at a 50% discount and stop deliveries of goods from Russia.” No one buys these goods, but if you take this goods, the sellers at the checkouts immediately begin to be loudly indignant that you have bought Russian goods.
Wild bullying in schools. Teachers know very well where the children’s parents come from and specifically provoke questions, ..
Where did your parents come from? Children answer, from Russia. At breaks, children begin to be bullied, beaten and insulted. People wrapped in Ukrainian flags began to appear in the cities and explain in broken German that they were refugees and shout that the Russians should be driven out of Germany.
At workplaces, they began to ask Russian-speaking people to go on vacation or quit for various reasons.
Threatening letters began to arrive in the mailboxes of Russian-speakers, and serious attacks on various Orthodox churches also began. I can list many more. Sorry very hard.
I’m only aware of Soviet/Russian troops reaching Berlin in 1945. Were there any other instances before that date and afterward? Pardon my ignorance.
This is a Russian way to neutralize existential threats.
Yes, 1995 Soviet troops reached Berlin after Hitler’s invasion 1941.
Before that Russian army reached Paris in 1814 after Napoleon’s invasion 1812.
The went through Berlin I suppose.
Russian soldiers besieged Berlin the days of Frederick the Great. But they failed to capture it and were driven back – as were the French, Austrians, and Swedes.
Of course, Frederick the Great was an astonishing leader. When Napoleon led his troops into Prussia, before entering Frederick’s mausoleum he instructed his officers, “Hats off, gentlemen. If he were still alive, we would not have got here so easily”.
It’s a pity that there is no way to edit messeges afterwards.
The correct text now.
This is a Russian way to neutralize existential threats.
Yes, 1945 Soviet troops reached Berlin after Hitler’s invasion 1941.
Before that Russian army reached Paris in 1814 after Napoleon’s invasion 1812.
They went through Berlin I suppose.
This is their way to show gratitude to Russia for having allowed germany to reunite withou a single shot.
Attacks on orthodox churches are foolish, because the orthodox parishes are always a common home for various nationals, Georgians, Ukrainians, Russians, Serbs, Greeks and even western converts. 90% of Ukrainians are worshipers of greek orthodox faith. But I think that these actions unveils the truely religious hate that hides Under anti-russian hysteria.
Well, the USA’s NATO troops remain on German soil even after Russia withdrew theirs. NATO would eventually expand. Does this not play a role?
Stalin, you are 69 years dead but your determination and resolve are on full display in today’s Russia whose global reputation is reaching ever higher.
Rest in peace.
Our guests are Mark Sleboda, a former U.S. Navy nuclear engineer, political analyst and raido host. He joins us from Moscow. And Scott Ritter, a former U.S. Marines counterintelligence officer and U.N. weapons inspector. He is in upstate New York.”
With Scott Ritter, military analyst & former UN weapons inspector; and Mark Sleboda, political analyst in Moscow & radio host.
Ok I will write som facts : the swedish fucking hockeyplayers are leaving CSKA Moskow immediately. All other sports people from Sweden are all going out in media to condemn Russia and support all bans of all russian sports. I see signs that they put up the ukrainian flag in more places.(swedes think it’s good and nice because the flag of Sweden and Ukraine have the same colour: yellow and blue.So they don’t see it clearly probably. They are blind of hatred. In Sweden it’s totally massive support for Slava Ukraine. You don’t have one singel voice against the nazi in Ukraine. I got tired of looking for the neddle in the hay for one positive thought about Russia. It’s going to be more difficult to live in such a country like this.
.. went to bed after the outro of Amuzed to Death.
noting it was indeed 30 yrs old and aged well.
Better than Roger Waters insights quoted above.
As the Saker had interviewed Roger Waters recently both choose to not discuss the tag line on this blog, or Donbass, keeping it safe with Palistine that at that moment in time was allowed to be discussed, that would have been telling to go dig for the taboes of the day.
I found that lacking part of Ukraine a missed chance.. thinking about a lodern rewrite of “the tide is turning”
old but still learning us what many readers of this blog are.
I see nothing here of the revelations in the Grayzone by Max Blumenthal about Zelensky from 2019 with the Azov members meeting with Ze and the emphasis by Western MSM on his Jewishness, so denying any possible danger/cooperation of the President with these groups. Found in consortiumnews.com. Is it also in Western MSM? Devastating but necessary, so probably hidden from us.
I posted a link yesterday in the Open Thread:
“How Ukraine’s Jewish president Zelensky made peace with neo-Nazi paramilitaries on front lines of war with Russia”
Alexander Rubinstein and Max Blumenthal·March 4, 2022
And no, the MSM will never pick up on this one. Sites like the Grayzone and Consortium News are “persona non grata” to the establishment presstitutes.
We were in Krasnodar yesterday and there were quite a few #своихнебросаем posters and electronic billboards. Even a big Z in the dirt on the back of a Coco Cola truck.
When we got home, there on the electronic billboard in the center of town was a big Z and #своихнебросаем
Warms the heart to see it!
As low an opinion as I’ve long had of my fellow Americans, I have to admit that based on what I’ve been reading things here haven’t reached anything near the subhuman nadir in Europe.
Although Covidianism got bad here in many places (but varying greatly from state to state, and between city and country), it was never as bad as in many parts of Europe. And today this psychotic Russophobia down to the most personal day-to-day level seems to be peculiarly European since I don’t see that happening in anywhere near as virulent a way around here. (I live in northern NJ where there’s lots of expatriate Russians.)
(It almost seems like another example of the wire-pulling US government getting its Eurozombies to do the actual dirty work. I just learned yesterday how the Europeans at the command of the US have imposed far more sanctions on Russia than the US itself has. Of course I wasn’t surprised; we see how the Europeans are lining up voluntarily, eagerly, to die at a much greater rate than Americans if/when this US-driven crisis does escalate to nuclear exchanges.)
I noticed those statistics on this Moon of Alabama article:
This is what writer “B” had to say:
Does this imply an attempt by the US to evade responsibility?
I think MoA is also where I first saw that, though I don’t remember for sure.
Certainly the US elites want to get proxies to do their bidding while dodging all negative consequences. Narcissist psychopaths always do.
Just look at their absolute callousness toward the people of the Ukraine. Has any great power ever more ruthlessly used and used up a proxy as the US used the Ukrainians?
And now all the blind rage and crocodile tears and zombified reactive lashing-out pervading the West – have we ever seen such extreme performative hypocrisy?
And that’s just their hypocrisy regarding the Ukraine itself, let alone all the wars of aggression all around the world these governments have launched, these media have propagandized for, these masses have more or less supported.
General winter will be an important factor in the Russian liberation of Ukraine from 3/9-3/17:
Like 2014 Ukraine attacks on Donbass, tanks and other vehicles without new batteries will not start in the cold and I would bet the batteries are near their replacement date.
These vehicles need to turn on the motors often to recharge the batteries – leaving a heat signature for armed drones and hunter attack helicopters to lock onto.
Those in the cauldron have probably also ran out of fuel and thus cannot leave the line of contact. Thus the Ukrainian armor are just war trophies once the troops surrender rather than die from cold and hunger.
The main concern will, however, be looting of civilians by Ukrainian troops and the lack of food for civilians behind Ukrainian lines.
As an aside, the US and its allies are entering a negative feedback loop where the West will be unable to print its way into stripping wealth from Russia and China
The west also is facing an energy crisis and the underlying food crisis – even with demand destruction. Ultimately, “Russia-and-China-centric economy can be developed, the US dollar will no longer be the world’s reserve currency. Trade will be in the currency of the new Russia-China block. Outside of this block, local currencies will play a dominant role. Most of today’s debt will ultimately be defaulted upon; to the extent that this debt is replaced, it will be replaced with debt in local currencies.”(March 2, 2022)
Elon Musk @elonmusk
‘Starlink has been told by some governments (not Ukraine) to block Russian news sources.
We will not do so unless at gunpoint.
Sorry to be a free speech absolutist.’
StarLink is not what you think. StarLink a weapons system in disguise. It isn’t transmitting ‘5G’ wifi. There isn’t enough ‘on demand’ power and the effective range of a 5G transmitter is less than a kilometre. In any
case, a dozen ‘5G’ satellites triangulating their output on a single point and ‘presto’… outer space beam weapon. Where dis Musk get the money for all that? When was he able to do all the development and research..? What prompted him to want to develop a StarLink style system when most of the developed planet has internet..?
Follow the money; and you’ll find Musk is just another private-public-partnership that the U.$. MIC have used to do their dirty work.
Musk hasn’t ‘switched off StarLink’ from Russia because he can’t. The U.$. MIC need it up and running for when things get desperate and they start issuing ‘kill shots’ for the network to process. Same with all the 5G base stations where we all live.
No one actually uses 5G to any degree that can’t be covered by conventional devices. 5G is not what it seems.
In the past I found member of the Duma Evgeny Fedorov’s comments very enlightning. He delivered first rate insider information. For him it was clear that the anglos considered Russia a conquered land. Pity I cant find more translated material from him