By Batiushka for the Saker blog
While America is prepared to pay for the last Ukrainian to die for America – the Western world is talking about something else: Harry Windsor has revealed the family secret. The family secret was that Harry is an idiot, whose strings are pulled by an American actress. Now the secret is out. Harry has himself told the whole world he is an idiot whose strings are pulled by an American actress.
And Game-Changing Tanks?
While Western Europe is prepared to pay for the last Ukrainian to die for Western Europe – Germany, France, Finland, the UK and some other countries are prepared to get rid of some more of their old armoured vehicles and even tanks, palming them off on the Neo-Nazi Kiev regime. Thus, the UK is thinking of sending 14 of its 25-year old Challenger 2 tanks. How the UK will train Ukrainians to operate them, how it will supply enough ammunition for them to fire, how they will supply the mechanics and spare parts to repair them, how – and when – they will deliver them to Poland and then get them to the Kiev front, over 1,000 kilometres further away, nobody can tell us. Meanwhile, the British Army Chief of General Staff, Sir Patrick Sanders, is complaining. ‘Giving Kiev tanks means we won’t have enough for ourselves’. After all they do cost £8 million each and there are only 227 of them in the much-underfunded British Army anyway.
Nobody has told the British Army that after one Russian missile all 14 of these obsolescent ‘wonder-weapons’ will go up in smoke before they ever get to the front. £112 million gone. No wonder Ukrainian refugees are returning to Kiev to get proper medical treatment that the grossly underfunded and strikebound British Health System cannot provide them with. Nobody has told the British Army or any EU Army that Russia is fighting a war of attrition. Given Russian air superiority, far superior artillery, drones, missiles and its 15,000 tanks, the Kiev forces, their mercenaries and all their equipment are being wiped out. Worse still, none of the Western hack-journalists, presstitutes to the core, has yet explained why ‘the victorious Kiev forces’ need ever more Western armoured vehicles and tanks. You read it here first: It is because all the other ‘game-changing’ armoured vehicles, tanks and equipment have already been destroyed. Now at least astronomers know what a black hole looks like. It looks like the Kiev regime. Yes, black holes really are game-changing because you can get sucked into one.
The Score: Russia 27: Poland, Romania, Hungary 0
In the face of NATO (= US) aggression, surely there is only one choice left for Russia – to liberate all 27 Ukrainian regions (and maybe even elsewhere too). I have to confess that I was never in favour of Russia taking the far-west Galicia. ‘They can go to Poland’. I was thinking of the old Russian curse: ‘Go to hell – and take Galicia with you’. But, actually, I am now thinking that Russia should take the lot, Crimea and the four partially liberated ones nearly done, 22 to go. The fact is that as long as a single piece of the Ukraine is under Nazi control, it will be a threat to the Russian Federation.
On top of that a lot of the Nazi nasties have left anyway. Moreover, if Russia does liberate Galicia, the remaining Nazis will run away to Poland, so there will be none left and Russian forces can occupy the lot. It is a self-liberating process. Russia threatens and they go, all by themselves. In any case, why should Poland get anything out of it? What have they done to deserve it? Just like the Germans, we too have never believed in Greater Poland. Currently, the Poles are planning to build a wall along the border with the Russian Kaliningrad enclave. The Russians there are only too pleased and a local Russian company has offered to sell Poland the cement. Keeping the US-run ‘New Europe’ (as Rumsfeld called it) Poles out seems like an excellent idea. Especially if the Poles are going to do the job for us at their own expense.
Frankly, the same applies to Romania. Why should they get anything out of it? They allowed the Americans in. They claim North Bukovina, Chernovtsy, but that is mainly Ukrainian. Let it remain so. We do not believe in Greater Romania either. And why not liberate Moldova (minus Transdniestria) as well and make it an Autonomous Republic of the Russian Federation? Apart from the 15% in Moldova who are Russian and the 5% who are Gagauz and very pro-Russian, there are plenty of Moldovans who do not want to have anything to do with corrupt Romania and the corrupt EU and regret the old USSR. An Autonomous Republic of Moldova within the Russian Federation with cheap gas and oil sounds a lot more attractive than being a minor province of corrupt US-run Romania.
Then there is the case of ‘Zakarpatie’ – Transcarpathia, that extreme south-western province with its ridiculous Kievan imperialist name. There is only one place which is trans/across the Carpathians, and that is Kiev itself. Now the real name of Transcarpathia is Carpatho-Rus, though it has also been called Subcarpathian Rus and, in the West, Ruthenia, which is a corruption of ‘Rusinia’, the land of the Rusins (Ukrainians transliterate it as Rusyns), that is, the land of the Carpatho-Russians. The Rusins speak their own distinctive language, of which, arguably Slovak and Ukrainian are dialects. It is the historic cradle of Russian Orthodoxy, baptised a century before 988 and before Kiev. I have been to Carpatho-Rus, but on the Slovak side (the Polish side around Sanok was genocided or scattered by Fascist Poles in 1947), and there I have very good friends.
True, Hungary has been handing out Hungarian/EU passports there for some years (just as Romania sold virtually everyone in Moldova a Romanian/EU passport – cost $10 (1)). True, today’s Transcarpathia is basically run by the Balogh brothers and they are pro-Hungarian. Some say that Transcarpathia should return to Czechoslovakia, to which Woodrow Wilson attached it in 1919. However, the patronising and disliked Czechs ran it as a colony until 1938, when Hungary started running it again, as they had under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Czechoslovakia no longer exists anyway. As for Slovakia next-door, it appears to have no interest whatsoever in Carpatho-Russia, even though there is a Carpatho-Russian minority in Eastern Slovakia (2). Well, there are also quite a few people, like Fr Dmitry Sidor in Uzhgorod, who believe that Carpatho-Russia should be part of Russia, just as St Aleksij (Kabaljuk) pleaded it to be with Stalin in 1945.
However, apart from all this, there is another reason why the Russian Federation should take all the Ukraine. If it were to invade the Ukraine from the south-west, along the Black Sea coast west of Odessa, and from the north-western corner of the Belarussian border, Union forces could effectively cut the Ukraine off from the NATO/Nazi West permanently. Roll out the barbed wire along the border with Poland, Hungary and Romania. Letting the Nazis cross first, and then no Western armoured vehicles and tanks would have to be destroyed by the Russians. They would not even be able to get into the Ukraine and would remain stuck in Poland. Save your missiles! A strategic move like this would isolate Kiev from its Western puppeteers and all Russia would have to do is sit back until the cities of the Ukraine, Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, Kherson, Nikolaev, Vinnitsa, Poltava and the rest, voluntarily surrendered one by one, without any street fighting or bombardments required.
But what do I know? Rumours abound that the Russian Black Sea Fleet is preparing an amphibious landing in the south-west near Odessa in order to liberate and protect Russian Transdniestria. Rumours abound that a joint Russian-Belarussian Union force is set to liberate the Ukraine from the north-west. A pincer movement, cutting all the Ukraine off from the Nazi West, making the whole of the Ukraine into a giant cauldron? Tempting, surely. But they are only speculations. Who knows outside the President and the General Staff? Of course, if Russia were now minded to take all of the Ukraine as a result of Western aggressiveness, perhaps it ought to liberate Moldova and the three Neo-Nazi Baltic statelets as well? But again, who knows? I may well be wrong.
The Future of Russia
Let us leave Nazi fantasists to their virtual world, the video-game in which they take over the universe, in which Kiev rules Russia and Taiwan rules China, and Iran, Afghanistan and Syria voluntarily surrender to US neocons, whom they worship as cargo-cult saviours. Let us rather turn our attention to reality.
The fact is that after over 300 years of fawning Russian obsessions with the West, to the point of creating its own inferiority complex, Russia is now totally disillusioned with the lieing, thieving, backstabbing, slanderous, devious and treacherous West. This is an amazing turnaround. It means that the USA and its vassal-states in Western Europe and chimpanzee-imitators elsewhere are going to be forced to eat humble-pie and accept the new reality, that they are not exceptional at all, that they are completely outcivilised, outclassed, outpeopled, outgunned and outresourced by the Global East, South and North. In the dedollarised world the West is isolated. The West’s defeat in the Ukraine is simply the last nail in the coffin of the arrogant, ignorant, ethnocentric, colonialist, triumphalist and thoroughly corrupted West of the last 500 years and more.
The contours of the future Russia are still not clear. The Westernised Russia of Peter I, where the aristocrats spoke French or latterly English by preference, and the Sovietised Russia of Lenin and Stalin, who spoke with the language of the grandson of a German Jewish rabbi by preference, and of the old Western Putin, who spoke of joining the concert of the Western Nations and even NATO, is finished. The Illusions that we must be like the West, that the West is our model, are gone. The West contemptuously turned up its nose at primitive and barbaric Russia, so Russia embraced China and the rest of the Non-Western world, and liked it.
What is clear, however, is that Russians want some things to remain from the past. The first thing is that they do not want any treacherous oligarchs/ aristocrats, but want a meritocratic elite that patriotically serves the nation rather than itself. They also want a fair social contract, greater equality between rich and poor, with a political system that is accountable and not corrupt, they want social justice, free education and healthcare, decent pensions, a working infrastructure and reasonable housing.
And they want protection for Russians outside Russia, Belarus and Malorossija (the New Ukraine). The New Russia is the only country that is leading the struggle for liberation from the Western Yoke, its foreign policy is leading the global majority of Non-Western countries. Eventually, it will lead Western Europe too, though that must first liberate itself from US tyranny and all its perversions and come to adopt a realistic view of itself and its limitations in the real world of today. Then there will be a Common European Home, but one run from Moscow and Berlin, which is also an integral part of Eurasia, not Euramerica. Russian prophecies say that after Putin comes a new Tsar. We shall see.
17 January 2023
1. A few years ago for a bet a Moldovan parishioner of mine paid the Romanians $10 for a passport in the name of Mickey Mouse. He duly got his passport and won his bet. So desperate were the Romanians to lay claim to Moldova.
2. From which Andy Warhol was descended.
The entire European branch of my company bought Romanian passports. Romania sells them to anybody. Most of my staff were/are originally citizens of Southern Hemisphere countries, so no ethnic discrimination there.
We used to have an office in Romania but we pulled out as the war was getting too hot and close. Also American occupation forces were moving in. The American occupiers are NOT popular among the Romanians. Most Romanians are sympathetic to the Russians. Indeed, I think most of Southern Europe (at least) is sympathetic to the Russians.
Very interesting info, ram. Thanks.
More and more people, and eventually all should begin to see that they‘re all just expandable props in the US‘ criminal and ill conceived geopolitical games.
‘…liberate itself from US tyranny and all its perversions and come to adopt a realistic view of itself and its limitations in the real world of today’.
I’d dearly love this to be true for the United Kingdom, but I honestly can’t see it happening (unless absolutely everything in the country is destroyed first). After a thousand years of rule the Anglo-Norman aristocracy is too deeply embedded. There are also about fifty US bases in the UK.
Western elites witchcraft is mighty potent, even has a sizeable minority of Africans believing the white man is still a good omen. Poor saps are still oblivious to the US bio-labs springing up in their communities, unexplained disappearances or new strains of infectious diseases that have coincidently manifested themselves.
Still, I see the tide turning and reptiles like Bill Gates NGO’s will receive the burning-tyre treatment on his/their next visit to the continent.
You are right. Many of my fellow Africans, including highly educated people, still fall for and believe in the brain dead ‘West is superior’ mantra, never mind the genocidal crimes committed against them by the same bloodthirsty savages over centuries.This is the legacy of 500 years of relentless colonial browbeating and imperialist propaganda.
There is a reawakening though, as younger Africans realise that they not only have the greatest repository of natural resources in land, minerals and water in the world, but also the human and intellectual capacity to uplift themselves accordingly and become respected citizens of the emerging New World Order led by Russia and China.
“What is clear, however, is that Russians want some things to remain from the past. The first thing is that they do not want any treacherous oligarchs/ aristocrats, but want a meritocratic elite that patriotically serves the nation rather than itself”
I suspect this is super important.
In any society if you get individuals or institutions who control billions of dollars these become a threat to national security. As simple as that.
The damage done by “Russian” oligarchs we are all familiar with. Same has been happening with the US ones. Putin understood this and has been doing great work cleaning up.
As someone who feels pity ( bordering on contempt) for the disenfranchised semi-illiterate spoon fed lemmings who share British shitizenship with me and can generally be found sleepwalking through life, I find it perplexing that Russia/Russians could exhibit an inferiority complex on/at any level to these sorry excuses for human beings.
It’s obvious the Russian 5th & 6th columns, in cahoots with the Freedom Liberty Fries Radio Broadcast have done a good hatchet job selling Russians an illusion.
At least Russians by now should realise that without their ‘cheapish’ energy, the EU would’ve become an even greater basket-case than Russia in the 90’s and who currently are well on the road to a return to SERFDOM.
I insist, no demand, that you give us a good beating to wake us out of this state of zombified inertia.
“Harry Windsor has revealed the family secret.”
Umm, actually Batiushka, It wasnt that much of a secret. I think he managed to scrap one “O” level in simple sketching or something!!!
Damn right to scrap it! Simple Sketching!
There’s a more obvious secret, even to the Windsors.
Actually, on the average every six days, somewhere in the world a national independence is celebrated – from the British. The funny part is, that the Windsors still think that they ‘matter’.
The British quite often have problems that the knob on their time machine malfunctions ;-)
What we ALL want is to get rid of the Western Oligarchs and the London based money changers… they are the root of mot current Evil today. To the point they control the political and economic situation in Western Euro and North America too.
Trust me, we are ALL in the same boat in regards to the Rothschilds and their evil global cabal. We want them gone. Without them, Trump could have made friends with Putin and all of this crap in the Ukraine would have been avoided.
Mr. Batiushka, you seem quick to pass judgement. In regards to the corrupt Romania – and he who is without sin cast the first stone – there is a bit of a context that needs to be specified: mr. Gorbachev, regarding his agreements with USA, the ousting of 4 hard-core communist leaders was decided as part of the mentioned agreement. Special troops were brought in. 2 of those regime-changes were troublesome, and 1 ended with the communist leader shot. I am talking about the Romania president, mr. Nicolae Ceausescu. The Romanian “revolution” was the bloodiest of them all, partly because a group of suveranists were bent on stopping both the usandian and the russian efforts to subjugate the country. 1000+ lives lost, out of which the most tragic ones were the heads of patriot security services – about 100 citizens, in all. The Romanian secret services were destroyed during those days, the survivors running towards anyone who could guarantee their security. In turn, Romanian secret services were heavily penetrated by virtually any western intelligence service. Today, Romania cannot say no to any of the western “interests” in the area, but bear in mind that the secret services that should protect my wretched country do not exist – not for the Romanian people, in any case. And the hand that did the deed was heavily Russian. I find it disturbing to hear you taking about the “corrupt” Romania who “allowed the Americans in” given the fact that we no longer have any form of protection – those who tried ended in jail, or worse. A secret service is the immune system of a country. It’s like you infecting me with HIV then cashiering me for not being careful enough. You had 10 Yeltsin years? Because of the – primarily – Russian actions, we had 30 – and counting.
Apart from such statements as from Davosvon der Leyen promising eternal war against Russia…countries supplying even more future arms seem to say possible delivery say optimistically summer to autumn to assemble a so called Tank Alliance….should Russia take full advantage of this “gap” between now and then one wonders….despite their belief that those extra arms are not going to make much of a difference—-apart from proving the vulnerabilties of western equipment and suppliers wasting their monies and giving Russ. Forces lots of battlefield experience hence the Shoigu announcement of military restructuring??????
Harry ‘Windsor’, B? Aka Henry Hewitt, surely? The love-child of James Hewitt and Diana Spencer, after she was estranged from Charles Windsor. Just look at all the ‘compare and contrast’ picture-groups floating around. Obvious who’s Henry’s father; and who is William Windsor’s.
You know, I never really believed that, as there are other red heads in that family line, and his facial structure bears similarity to other antecedents, but given his behaviour recently, it would explain the tsunami of bitterness and spite he is off loading toward the entire family. Since he cant direct it at his mother, the group closest to him whom he has chosen to feel some grief about over succession issues and sibling rivalry would make a perfect target for his rage.
Just a speculation, but in fact this recent behaviour more than anything else has me wondering if, after all, that rumour might not be true.
Apparently Princess Di never even finished school, so she couldn’t have been too bright. Though I once heard 2 young ladies in school uniform complain bitterly about why they need to study when they will never need to work, maybe Di was of the same mindset. Charles definitely is not the sharpest pencil in the pack either, so their kids wouldn’t be too bright. If anything, the possibility of Harry having a different father might actually count as a positive for him from an IQ perspective. Modern Western men believe in “happy wife, happy life”, so they kindof kowtow to the wife a bit too much, to their own and societies detriment that is.
Just watched a video on Chinese social media of a Ukie drone dropping grenades on a Russian T-90M and blew it up.
Active defense system seemed to be turned off on the T-90M to be so easily blew up.
Difficult to believe without any evidence.
“Grenades”? Did they blow the turret completely off like in the old comic books?
Perhaps we got a bit carried away with regards to whom to liberate, cause liberate this, liberate that , Russia might as well border Greece .
At this point, I would advise Russia to take all of the territory that it can manage because of a large Russian population. Doing any less will not get them any favor from the west. The West is in full Cold War mode against Russia, so you might as well take what you can.
Then continue to hold referendums like they did for the 4 oblasts that joined Russia. Odessa would be a huge asset.
Of course if Mr Putin wanted to enact a major game changer on the west he could do us all a favour by dropping a bomb on Davos this week. That would permanently remove a lot of the evil western scum responsible for societies current ills.
Canada just decided to donate 200 obsolete armour vehicles to the nazi-ukranian regime. The article didn’t say what type. Our own military probably couldn’t fight its way out of a wet paper bag. The propaganda is blinding us here, and many citizens are too lazy, self absorbed, ignorant, proud, or just plain stupid to see what’s really happening in Ukraine. These same useful idiots hate Russia and probably don’t know why, kind of like the hate they have for anti-vaxxers. To speak up in favor of Russia or of peace brings out the tar and feathers crowd. At least we’re free (sarcasm).
What surprises me when it comes to discussions BY RUSSIANS about how far the Russians should go, they never mention that it would be valuable to get to the hungarian border in order to have a chance to connect with Serbia. Hungarians might be the only European nation with a leadership which might be sane enough to leave the West when they are guaranteed access to Russian oil/gas and other ressources (and some Russian weapons). They could become neutral. And if that happens, then the Russians could also get access to Serbia. A Serbia with a secur and reliable energy source would have an easier time to resist the West and could even hope to get control over Montenegro back so that Serbia could no longer be encircled by the West.
Excellent idea , I was just thinking exactly the same.
The poor Serbs feel let down by post-Soviet Russia & the NATO bombing of Belgrade, but Russia simply wasnt in a state to do anything about it while its State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) & natural resources were being raped by the billionaire oligarchs – all overseen by Harvard’s ‘Buyout Boys’ until VVP arrived on the scene.
Any moves to reunify the Slavic brotherhood should be thoroughly pursued
But also its important for China’s BRI that Ukraine, Transnistria, Hungary & Serbia remain accessible for expansion of exports & energy flows into other European nation-states.
True, China’s economy will benefit – but its Russia who will have the victory!
“They also want a fair social contract, greater equality between rich and poor, with a political system that is accountable and not corrupt, they want social justice, free education and healthcare, decent pensions, a working infrastructure and reasonable housing.” Well you could have all of it in western Europe until some years ago. You can surely not have any of it in China. I don’t get what you mean. Regards
Those are reasonable wants, and you can have most of them in China. Russia is moving towards that. And as you say, you can’t have all of that in Europe anymore.
Russians “want a meritocratic elite that patriotically serves the nation rather than itself. They also want a fair social contract, greater equality between rich and poor, with a political system that is accountable and not corrupt, they want social justice, free education and healthcare, decent pensions, a working infrastructure and reasonable housing.”
In that case they have to make sure that there is no place in Russia for the ‘liberal – capitalist’ viewpoint. Some kind of proto-socialist economy is indicated – and would work well with Russia’s closest ally, China’s ‘communist – on the stage to being true socialism’
As usual I agree wholeheartedly with the author. Why leave a rump of Ukraine to become a giant festering terrorist camp? There is no practical reason why Russia cannot overrun and annex any non-NATO country it wishes, including Moldova (and even Finland).
The saliant expression in English is ‘you may as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb’. Since President Putin and Russia are already portrayed as Sauron and Mordor, there is nothing that they could do at this point to make the narrative worse, so as a result they are essentially free to do as they wish. So why not seize the entire flock?
The Russian government and military are appallingly bad at information warfare. There should be planes dropping leaflets over Kiev and Lvov saying ‘We are coming soon. Flee to the West Russian haters and Nazis or you will all perish’. At the same time there should be full page adverts in German newspapers ‘Expedited visas for German industrialists and engineers. Ensure that your businesses and your families have a future that is safe, old fashioned and prosperous. Free homesteading land for traditional German families in Deutscher Nationalkreis im Altai-Gebiet und Deutscher Nationalkreis Asowo’.
Russia should also be actively mocking Western propaganda in order to undermine it. I’d like to see Dmitry Peskov (who looks like a friendly handyman) replaced with a grunting Genghis Khan lookalike from Russian Central Asia, who conducts press conferences inside a giant yurt, ideally with a pet eagle on a perch. At this point the craven Western media will uncritically lap up any amount of absurdity.
I can’t see any point in Russia taking Western Ukraine/Banderastan,its full of festering Nazis,but now i think they should take the whole of Eastern Ukraine and make sure the Nazi West Ukraine is neutralised so its no longer threat.
Ukraine now has only a tiny fraction of its former population. If Russia targets the remaining Galician fascists with an information warfare campaign that threatens certain death or life in a Siberian gulag, almost all of them will flee…to England, Scandinavia, Poland etc.
Western Ukraine can be neutralised…how exactly? The West will immediately renege on any post war argeements, and spitefully continue to fund and arm Ukrainian ‘liberation fighters’.
“I’d like to see Dmitry Peskov (who looks like a friendly handyman) replaced with a grunting Genghis Khan lookalike from Russian Central Asia, who conducts press conferences inside a giant yurt, ideally with a pet eagle on a perch”
Yes, Pesky looks like a 70’s porn star . . . . . so I’ve heard . . . . . as I’ve never watched any porn of any genre . . . . what’s porn?
Why should the Russians care about which people live where in Ukraine? Displace all the disloyal ones and settle the loyal ones there. And move these disloyal ones to the Far East – now that will be the center of the world!
We can expect Putin to shorten the lines back to Siberia
I think this explains a lot of how the situation in Ukraine is. I believe at most the blue area is the only real “Ukraine”:
Regarding Harry there exist differentiating opinions as well, as might be seen from Media Lens: https://www.medialens.org/2023/harry-the-traitor-and-lynch-the-grinch-the-corporate-medias-automatic-smear-machine/:
“Whatever we think of the Harry and Meghan Markle saga, it matters when the son of the current king and the brother of the future king writes in his new book, ‘Spare’:
‘Does the Crown generate tourism income that benefits all? Of course. Does it also rest upon lands obtained and secured when the system was unjust and wealth was generated by exploited workers and thuggery, annexation and enslaved people? Can anyone deny it?’ (Harry, ‘Spare’, Penguin, e-book version, 2023, p.322)
Harry’s book arguably merits some attention, if only for his comments on the war in Afghanistan in which he was a combatant:
‘Some commanders often said, publicly and privately, that they feared every Taliban killed would create three more, so they were extra cautious. At times we felt the commanders were right: we were creating more Taliban.’ (p.183)
‘Afghanistan was a war of mistakes, a war of enormous collateral damage – thousands of innocents killed and maimed, and that always haunted us.’
This is a significant confession from a member of the UK’s 3 Regiment Army Air Corp who is also fifth in the line of succession to the British throne.”
The Media lens piece is well worth reading, in my opinion, and if it is for balancing views, only.
Some Americans, most of them of a specific ancestry, are attacking Europe and Russia using NATO and Zelensky’s Nazi backers. To say America is doing those nefarious acts is inaccurate and unfair.
Most Americans are either making plans, waiting, or hoping for their bad-deed-doing countrymen to be quit of powers of government and abuse of other nations.
A second political party, a new one, is needed for doing that.