First, there is the crazy behavior of Germany.
Rather than repeat it all here, I will simply point you to Andrei Martyanov’s article about this here: https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2021/09/drifting-apart.html
===>>>BTW I recommend to all my readers to check Martyanov’s blog every day!<<<===
Then here is this: the DPRK is testing a hypersonic missile
Some western “experts” have declared that the test “might” have been a failure. Make of that what you wish.
Personally, I do not have access to top secret DPRK documents (which I could not read anyway!) or some special insights into hypersonic missile technology (I am not a missile engineer). I did ask Andrei Martyanov, whose expertise I do trust, and he expressed his doubts about the veracity/reliability of these reports.
So let’s make a very middle of the way assumption here: the DPRK is working on a hypersonic missile, and what was launched was part of a test missile. Fair enough?
That would put the DPRK pretty close (if not on par with) the USA’s own (long suffering) hypersonic missile program.
So far, only Russia and China have fielded real, fully functional, hypersonic missiles (not quite true, there were some intermediate range missiles which flew at high speeds in the past, but they were not what we would call a modern, maneuvering, hypersonic missile).
The DPRK has made some very real strides on all sorts of technologies which this “officially” backward and primitive “Commie Monarchy” should never have been able to develop, not even with Ukrainian, Russian and Chinese help (official, covert or even individual). But they did, didn’t they? They even have some nukes (though probably not good delivery systems (yet?).
Of course, the DPRK is still very far from developing the kinds of weapons systems the US undeniably has (for example submarines, both SSNs and SSBNs in which the USA is still at the top level and decades ahead of any DPRK subs). But considering the level of corruption of the US MIC combined with a new “inclusive” ideology (which basically denies the need for STEM education) things are clearly changing and only God knows what things will look like in, say, 5 years or so?
The US Congress is going even more insane than usual and put our entire planet at risk!
By now the “notorious” telephone calls of the CJCS to his Chinese and, apparently, Russian counterparts are now considered high treason. Now let’s remember the context, the US was going through a mass hysteria following the “elections” and it was totally reasonable to assume that both China and Russia would be very concerned about what might happen next. To call them and say that “our nukes are under control and no matter what political troubles we currently have will not affect that” is not high treason, but only very WISE common sense. The fact that, apparently, they did that without consulting or even getting an order from the President is absolutely very problematic and those questioning this have a very good point. But there is a saying in Russian which I like very much “rules are for the end goal (дело) and not the other way around”. As military officers, the men responsible for this action had to chose between the proper chain of command and the risk of the Russians and Chinese increasing their level of readiness which, in turn, could have been interpreted by the (incompetent and mainly idiotic) US “experts” as a sign that the evil Russkies or Chink Commies were about to use the opportunity created by the internal chaos in the USA to try a first strike (does that stupid theory not sound like exactly the kind of crap civilian US ‘experts’ love to scare people with?) and would then, in turn, force the USA to get a step up in readiness, thereby confirming any possible Russian and/or Chinese suspicions.
Frankly, I wish that the top officers of all three countries spoke to each other on a daily basis, regardless of what political tensions might be occurring in the USA, Russia or China.
So what the CJCS did, at the risk of his career, is to prevent that kind of mutual escalation of distrust and fear from happening in a very dangerous times. So, imnsho, he deserves both an official blame AND a secret medal for what he did.
But, of course, the two equally insane parties in Congress don’t understand that, because they simply don’t understand nuclear war and nuclear deterrence, a topic which civilians ought to not discuss unless they first study it in some depth (which I did at length in graduate school).
But the terminally moronic US members of Congress are now making it sound like even talking to Russia or China about, say, counter-terrorism cooperation is some unspeakable act of treason and a pact with the devil.
To put it bluntly, these imbeciles are putting our entire planet at risk with such nonsense!
The Anglo media sinks even further into lunacy
I wish I had the time to translate and post the Russian reactions to this latest paranoid hysteria: the Russians are laughing their heads off and typically say “she just looked like every other 2nd Russian young woman”, which might sound incredible to gender fluid freaks and other “spokespersons” of the US administrations, but which is self-evident nonsense for anybody who has ever visited Russia.
And to imagine that Putin would select an interpreter or deliberately cough to scare Trump also triggers only another burst of laughter.
Just for the record, that interpreter finished a real interpretation school and is fluent in German and English.
Also, in Russia, woman are allowed to be smart AND good looking. In fact, most are :-)
What will they do next?
Only God knows :-)
And to imagine that Putin would select an interpreter or deliberately cough to scare Trump also triggers only another burst of laughter.
The ones criticising are jealous, and typical of Anglo-Saxons nowadays: throw any amount of mud at someone you hate, hoping something sticks, logic be damned.
That said, on the topic of the return of Meng Wanzhou, one of the commenters in your last thread stated:
*Russian intelligence detected EA-18s prepared for electronic attack against Meng Wanzhou’s flight near Alaska
*Russia opened up its arctic airspace bordering Canada to provide safe passage to Ms Meng’s flight
What are your thoughts? Do you think the Russian government will start allowing Chinese airlines to fly through Russian airspace more often, while blocking European and NATO airlines the same privilege? Also, what do you think about Turkish president Erdogan recently claiming to love Russia, but declaring Crimea is unquestionably Ukrainian?
Dick, this is the information that I have on Meng Wanzhou’s flight – solidly sourced.
Meng Wanzhou’s flight:
Escorted by 4 J-20 stealth fighters all the way to North Pole and Russian airspace;
by 4 Su-35s in Russia;
by 4 J-16 multi role fighters in China all the way to Shenzhen.
And a nuclear powered sub in the North Pacific was ready to launch missiles.
That’s called “coordination” by “strategic partners for a new era”.
I called it Double Helix.
Interesting news. Do you know if the nuclear sub was Russian or Chinese?
Why would the US launch an electronic attack against Meng Wanzhou’s flight near Alaska? Are they that crazy?
THAT is a message worth to be issued
I am moved, and proud, and happy, to know that. Thank you
Escorted by 4 J-20 stealth fighters all the way to North Pole and Russian airspace;
Were the J-20s inside Canadian airspace, or were they circling around in Russian airspace?
Do you mean to say that J-20 fighters were inside Canadian airspace without Canada’s (or the US’s) knowledge? That sounds far-fetched. How did the J-20s get there in the first place? As far as I know, the J-20 does not have the range to fly all the way there from China.
According to a post in the Greanville Post
— After the charter flight left Canadian airspace, it was immediately escorted by 4 Chengdu J-20 Stealth Fighters in international airspace in the region of the North Pole right to the Russian airspace.
— 4 Sukhoi Su-35 Fighters from the Russian Air Force took over the escort role in Russian airspace.
— 4 Shenyang J-16 Multi Role Fighters then took over the escort once in Chinese airspace and escorted the plane all the way to Shenzhen Airport.
— … when the chartered flight took off from Canada, the electronic reconnaissance ship cruising in the North Pacific turned on the strongest electronic warfare jamming mode, suppressing the North American Air Defense Command signal. (This would be a Russian ship.)
— At the same time, a Shang Class Nuclear Powered Attack submarine Type 093 also cruising under the North Pacific Ocean opened all the verticle launch ports for submarine-launched missiles, ready to fire any surface-to-air missiles at any time. (This is a Chinese submarine.)
/ end Quote
Or, as Larchmonter445 called it: Double Helix.
What are your thoughts? Do you think the Russian government will start allowing Chinese airlines to fly through Russian airspace more often, while blocking European and NATO airlines the same privilege?
Yes, not only that, but Russia could close down her airspace (the most expensive on earth) to Western carriers, thereby hugely increasing both costs and flight time.
Of course, that would make Russia lose revenue and would be seen as very provocative by the West, so I am NOT saying that Russia will do that. Only that she can and might.
Do you think that the russian government is ready to block youtube in Russia? I mean they would lose many official Russian youtube channels with millions of subscribers from all around the world.
Everyone needs to move off of Youtube. Whether that is a Russian alternative, or Rumble in the US, it’s clear that unless you want some half-brain doing what he believes his elite masters are telling him, you need to go elsewhere.
I tend to agree with SteveK9. YouTube is the single most dangerous Internet service out there, not only because of its quasi monopoly, but also because it is, so far, the best one out there. Either Russia and/or China need to offer a VIABLE alternative to YouTube. I can tell you that on the Russian side, Rutube for example does not even come close.
The Russian are now pushing their “Smotrim” (We watch) media website and it is pretty darn good, but this is only in Russian and does nothing to displace YouTube except inside Russia.
Maybe the Chinese (Huawei?) can come up with something? I don’t know.
But I do believe that China and Iran are on the correct path when they created their “national intranets” which at least they run, not the US.
Youku is the Chinese equivalent of YouTube.
I believe the problem is YouTube has been around so long that people have become used to it, and there is so much content on it. I myself am guilty of using YouTube for car repair and home renovation how-to videos.
Youku is only one of the video-sharing platforms in China and it’s one of the less popular ones. There are also Bilibili, Xigua, and a few others.
Giving up the degree of sovereignty over information which was forfeited on nothing but the promise of the US to “trussst usss” is one of the most appalling strategic errors in history.
You’re talking complete rubbish about jealousy.
No-one’s ‘jealous’ of good looking women being smart. As a nation, the UK has hardly been jealous of an 18 year old British beauty just winning the US Open tennis tournament, after getting top grades in her A Levels (for those not au fait with British examinations, those are the ones you take as you leave school prior to going to work or university).
The whole thing is just part of the never-ending game of ‘good cop, bad cop’ that has gone on ever since I can remember.
And anyone who has ever studied women from around the world knows that there’s not a single nation on earth that doesn’t produce ridiculously attractive women. Moldova? Loads of them. Belarus? Loads of them. Italy? Loads of them. Germany? Loads of them. Brazil? Loads of them. Argentina? Loads of them. Japan? Loads of them. Thailand? Loads of them.
It may have escaped the author’s notice but when ‘James Bond: From Russia with Love’ was written over 40 years ago, the Russian spy central to the plot was not a fat ugly old cossack, it was a glamorous blonde female with the mind of a chess grandmaster.
We’re not jealous and we’re not ignorant about the qualities of Russian women.
The Sun is, after all, a comic for those who aren’t interested in learning about current affairs….
Here’s the summary about it’s readers from the 1980s:
You’re talking complete rubbish about jealousy.
The “physical beauty scandal” is merely a petty distraction, yet extremely clear example of Anglo-Saxon jealousy. Let’s look at the rubbish the Anglo-Saxons try to stick on Russia and Russians:
*Russia is not democratic enough (yet they bend over backwards to get seniors to transparently vote)
*Russia is too corrupt/lawless (yet Anglos scream when Russian police crackdown on Bill Browder, Alexei Navalny, Mikhail Khordokovsky, & other corrupt people)
*Russia is stingy (yet Russia teaches countries to produce Sputnik V vaccine)
*Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country (yet demands Russia shares its hypersonic missile technologies)
*Russia is destabilising the world’s “rules-based order” (yet Russia obeys international law, and expects others to do the same.)
I can go on further, but the point you deliberately omit: The Anglo-Saxons are jealous that Russians are sovereign instead of looking up to the Anglo-Saxons like beggars! The Anglo-Saxons jealousy is even worse with Chinese, because a “yellow race” is doing almost all the things the white Anglo-Saxons do at the same, or higher level.
100% agree – jealousy is one of their trademark emotions. Canada is even worse
As Serb who spent 13 years living in the UK – I strongly disagree. I find Brits (and Canadians even more) to be quite jealous of everyone including their family. Even Americans are like that.
They even say it quite often. ‘I am jealous!”
I never hear anyone say that in say Serbia – it would sound very strange if you were to say it – people would think you are at least a bit mentally sick. For both saying and for feeling jealous.
The women especially in England, USA, Canada – all they do is bitch and feel/express jealousy about their ‘best friends’ whenever they are not around to hear it.
Jealousy is a vey much Anglsaxon sickness – I know Germans are similar too.
In eastern Europe – not so much – it’s an emotion caused by feeling excluded, unhappy, isolated – so countries with strong coherent culture where people are meaningfully socially connected (i.e. everywhere outside the modern day MORDOR of 5-Eyes, Germany, Sweden perhaps etc…)
You can see the difference in levels of jealousy in different countries by watching children play. In the UK/US/Canada they mostly bully each other. In Eastern Europe – or Argentina etc they have a lot of fun and hug each other and love being together.
Erdogan should be advised much better. He should not even comment on this issue except to confirm his neutral position.
General Kellogg who was inside the Oval Office all four years of Trump said that General Milley broke protocol, has immediate access 24/7 to Trump, did not follow the rules and tradition on the phone calls.
Don’t forget SOD Esper had been fired for insubordination to Trump and Milley was next but the other generals around Trump (like Kellogg) convinced Trump not to dump the asshole.
Speaking to the Chinese is one thing. Telling them they’d get a personal heads-up in case some military action was coming their way from the US is treason.
Milley should be fired. He’s a horseshit 4 Star who no one in the ranks respects.
He’s a political tool, brilliant at creating a career without one single battle of note and tens of thousands of troops killed and wounded with not one victory to show for it.
He’s not unique to the US military officer corps. But he is responsible for Afghanistan’s car wreck of a finish. And for that alone he deserves to be fired and down-ranked.
“Righteous Hellfire drone strike” killing 10 innocents, 7 children, a family wiped out.
He and McKenzie of CENTCOM should both be demoted and sent packing.
I agree Milley should be fired but the Chinese phone call is lower on the list of reasons why for me. I think that is the exact reason they have made the phone call “the issue”. Classic strawman.
General Kellogg who was inside the Oval Office all four years of Trump said that General Milley broke protocol, has immediate access 24/7 to Trump, did not follow the rules and tradition on the phone calls
Agreed. But my point is that what he did was wrong by protocol and traditions, but it was the right thing to do for the PEOPLE of the USA and the rest of the world (irrespective of his actual motives, you know my view of US generals, NONE of them are real combat generals, they are more like CEOs in uniform).
Phillip Giraldi and Rand Paul have both made the point that calling the Chinese military leadership and basically saying ‘we have a crazy President, but don’t worry, I’ll call you if we are going to attack’ could very well have provoked a confrontation. What is China to make of that? Certainly prepare for a possible attack. The idea that this would calm any Chinese fears is mistaken, in their estimation.
‘we have a crazy President, but don’t worry, I’ll call you if we are going to attack’
Well, first Trump *was* a cowardly, dishonorable and narcissistic imbecile and Biden is senile (at best), so that is factually true and, here is the key, everybody in China and Russia already know that.
Sure, that admission is a major political embarrassment for the both Presidents (Obama was no better, by the way, and neither was Baby Bush).
So the choice Millen had is this: cover my Presidents ass or protect the people of the USA and the world.
Considering the imbecilic and cowardly behavior of Trump on Jan 6th (first trigger the riots, then dump those who tried to defend him) makes me fully agree: he was a “crazy” President (remember his insecure adolesent “I have a bigger red button” thing?)
For me, it is a no-brainer. I care more about the people than for an narcissistic asshole’s political image.
I think that those who don’t understand that don’t understand nuclear deterrence or the consequences of nuclear war (add to this that most US Americans have no understanding of war to begin with, they think Tom Clancy or Hollywood, not BILLIONS of dead people).
Ratcliffe states that there was no intelligence that China feared an attack from Trump. Timing? I’m not sure. But, to say that there was ‘intelligence’ that the Chinese were concerned is something I trust, not at all.
I fully agree with Larchmonter.
The fact that Mark Milley phoned adversaries without order from the President = High Treason.
He must stand before a military tribunal, and executed if he is found guilty.
Funny, but there were no US military phone calls to Russia or China during the 9/11 attacks, even though President Putin tried to call the White House for an explanation regarding the US missile fired of the coast of New Jersey.
Obviously No panic or escalation back then!
I wonder if that might be the missile that hit the Pentagon slush fund room.
The issue of the average looking female Russian/English translator is serious business in the West! In a hardcore Western Gyneocracy this simply will not do and Russia should be careful not to cause offenses of this sort in the future. What is required is a womyn of no less than 300lb, purple or blue hair, copious tattoos, that is rather incompetent in Z/they’s duties but only because of a long list of disabilities. Gyneocracy is covered in ancient Greece by Aristophanes in the Assembly Women and these misogynist Russians need to do better research and apologize for this terrible offence.
I think the Germans are going to be very unhappy with their new Government in sort order. As far has suppressing freedom of speech in Germany goes, this is nothing new. Germany has a long history of this since the beginning of the modern era at least.
I often wonder why platforms such as YouTube are even allowed to operate here in the US. I think in order to operate in the US, private companies should have to adhere to the Bill of Rights. Especially an open forum.
Northern Korean hypersonic missiles would be a huge gamechanger in that theater if true. I would be absolutely shocked if it is true though. Can you imagine the changes in planning if this were true though? Crazy.
> Northern Korean hypersonic missiles would be a huge gamechanger in that theater if true.
Skeptic in me says they’re alpha testing Chinese product
Yes I read the news on sputnik 2 days ago. Crazy news which doesn’t make any sense.
The congress said that any cooperation between the US military and the Russian military must be canceled because of what happened in ukraine in 2014. They even want to cancel any communication line between them and the Russian military.
Strange way to implement what biden said in Geneva when he talked about “strategic stability” and that the US government was focused on avoiding a nuclear war.
The reason is simple: there IS NOT SUCH THINGS AS A “US” POLICY ON ANYTHING (sorry for the caps, but I really really want to stress this).
All the top folks in the US only think about 1) saving their asses 2) grab as much as possible until the opportunity runs out and 3) distract the people of the USA from the real issues.
The problem of the USA is not traitors around Trump or Biden,
The problem of the USA is that it is run by a CLASS of demonic, stupid, scumbags.
Until the people of the USA “get this”, nothing will change except for the worse…
I may be stupid but I don’t see how they are saving “their asses” by increasing the risks of a nuclear exchange. Let’s imagine the US launched its cruise missiles against Syria back in April 2018 without any communication line between the US and Russia armies. The risks of escalation would have been immense. This is really scary when you think about it.
However I completely agree on points 2 and 3. The exact same things are happening in Europe. The so called “elite” doesn’t want to improve anything. They want to stay in power as long as they can to implement their crazy ideology even if they destroy their countries. This especially true in countries like France and Italie with people like macron and draghi.
I may be stupid but I don’t see how they are saving “their asses” by increasing the risks of a nuclear exchange
You are not stupid, you are a normal human being.
The freaks in the White House are not.
That is the simple and horrible reality.
Yes, this exactly!
I suspect they ones holding the purse strings do have a purpose and know what they are doing even if it appears chaotic.
The triad of political power is:
1. Education/ propaganda
2. Coercion/ force
Power is an end onto itself.
Milley is definitely a member of that group.
Milley is a card carrying careerist. Real soldiers despise this type and they are never any good for combat. The US military leadership has nothing but this type currently.
What “real soldiers” in the US military?
Seriously, there are none.
The US military is run by CEOs in uniform on the top and mostly poor and ignorant southerners in the trenches.
20 years in Afghanistan have show what “real soldiers” means in the USA.
General Soleimani or General Gromov – those were real soliders.
The last real US soldiers were probably those who fought in the US Civil War (the only real war the US ever fought).
Sadly for them, those ‘Southerners’ and other folks from deplorable-land ARE real soldiers. It’s tragic that they still don’t seem to understand that they are not fighting for America, but for a group of oligarchs, and the scum at the top of the military. Currently they are being driven out of the military, but that is a good thing for them, and for the US. The American empire benefits a tiny group in the US.
those ‘Southerners’ and other folks from deplorable-land ARE real soldiers.
I am sorry to say that I profoundly disagree. These southern or “deplorables” go to the military because
1) they prefer that to working in “corrections” or going into crime
2) they buy, sincerely, the official flag-waving nonsense spewed on the US media
3) they need money for their education
4) they want to visit the world
5) they think that being a solider is “cool”
Finally, a real solider is not a uniform, rank thing, nor is it how many people you have murdered in their own country. A real solider is a DEFENDER or his people. Not a “veteran of foreign wars”.
Being a real solider is a mental, cultural and even spiritual thing.
Not a career choice.
Maybe, I don’t know and I don’t care. Even if he did it all for the wrong reasons, he did the right thing for humanity when he reached out to the Russians and the Chinese.
No need to recommend me to read Martyanov’s blog every day, he is so much fun!
I miss him if if the morning passes withut reading him.
Regarding Russian women, I am an old phart drooling after them, and if I were not so old and married for 40 years I would definitely move to Russia, which I love wholeheartedly, it s the bulwark against LGBTQ degeneracy and the last hope of sanity.
Russian women can cut you up to pieces with their wit and knock you down with their beauty. I know because my wife’s great grandparents immigrated from Russia to Poland, then the US. With a couple sentences she can cut you in half. I’m helluva lucky guy!!!
Thank you Andrei! When my future, Scottish born husband first met me in Russia, he had only seen at that time a petite, blue-eyed blonde, but VERY soon he had discovered brains behind that facade and the rest is history. We had just celebrated our Silver anniversary! : )
My wife and I had out Silver one in 2019 :-)
There is no bigger joy!
Congratulations to you both and your wives.
The statement that shocked Martyanov is indeed a shocker. It begins:
” YouTube, a video hosting service, has committed an act of unprecedented information aggression against RT media holding’s German-language projects with the obvious tacit consent of Germany, if not at its insistence.”
Do read that at least two more times. Then read the entire statement, which is in English.
Aggression!!! Direct reference to Hitler’s invasion!! Retaliation in what’s deemed an Information War!!! This is a major crisis! Yet not one word in English language Russian media! Google even destroyed Ron Paul’s You Tube Channel, then said it was a mistake after a huge uproar! What does Russian language media have to say about the first strike in the Anti-Russian Information War?
I think that Martyanov is right, he puts it bluntly to wake people up to the reality, but he is correct.
The Germans either come to their senses or they will be in big BIG trouble.
The Russian media reports daily on everything which is happening in the West and the people are both disgusted and determined.
But the Kremlin needs to become much MUCH more active and offering a real, viable, solid anti-YouTube should be a top priority in my opinion.
Despite the Foreign Ministry’s outcry, there appear to be attempts at muting this crisis as Russia goes through the motions of formal protest. Seems Google unleashed some Puritanical zealots to purge You Tube of unwanted material that also snagged Ron Paul’s channel. As I wrote elsewhere, as soon as any company displays Monopoly Power. it’s time to make it into a public utility, since gaining monopoly power indicates that it dominates a market that has the attributes of a Natural Monopoly where no genuine competition’s possible. The dangers of market concentration are well known and laws were passed 130+ years ago to ensure fair competition. IMO, it’s well past the time to drop the hammer on the privatized internet and turn it into the public utility it is in reality. The emerging Eurasian Bloc ought to do exactly that via the SCO.
Was the EU ever meant to be anything but the Fourth Reich?
Rather a banana republic on a whole new scale..
Forgive me, I’m not getting the story about Germany.
From what I understand, Google, the owner of Youtube, since a few days ago is systematically deleting all Covid vaccine “misinformation”..and in their zeal ended up deleting RT in German, who were discussing Covid.
So shouldn’t this be taken up with Google?
So shouldn’t this be taken up with Google?
You mean in court?
There are, if I am not mistaken, already 11 US states who have declared that they will not allow corporation to have an ideological monopoly. Good intentions indeed. Let’s see what ACTUALLY happens.
How much does a judge cost?
Plata o plomo.
I must admit, she looks very good. And Mr. Putin knows some English to so he could talk to the Donald directly.
If I would have to talk to the president of Russia, we would not need and translator – ugly or pretty.
There are many reasons to use interpreters (I know, I used to be one for a while) including protocol, security and the option to blame them if somebody says something he/she might regret.
Also, in diplomacy every word can be important, you want to trust that to a professional. Finally, you do NOT want to struggle (as I often do) thinking in one language while at the same time trying to think fast.
As for her looks, by Russian standards she is kinda pretty, but most certainly not some kind of goddess tempting any male to loose his brains.
And its not like Trump needed to travel to Russia to find good looking women to begin with….
This is just a stupid DISTRACTION from the real problems of the Biden admin.
Yes – diversions are going on here there and everywhere.
But those of us trained can see thru them.
Right on cue
Isn’t it odd that this development comes soon after a chief of a Russian hypersonic missiles program was arrested by the FSB for sending secrets abroad?
The US was nowhere near developing a successful hypersonic missile and just months after the Russian traitor was exposed, now all of a sudden, the US has got a hypersonic weapon.
The EU moneychangers will be behind the German Google Russia videos ban in collusion with US Big Tech minions.
Russia needs to launch strikes on Big Tech, and one great way is for Putin to make Russia a free speech haven for the west / world where free speech is being suppressed. That can be done by providing servers which are untouchable by external countries govts and legal systems. Thats a great way to destablize the current oppression going on in the west.
Example – let German & French & UK & US citizens say what they like in Russia.
(Imagine what they’d be saying about Merkel, Macron, Johnson and Biden).
Even its if done by creating a special Internet free zone inside Russia for foreigners with special legal status.
This is the cyber way to defeat the forces of evil building up against not only Russia, but mankind.
Following on from my idea about a Russian free speech haven.
Putin could setup some sites named “Rustube” (for videos) and “Roogle” (search engine).
Re the ‘beautiful’ interpreter; I am surprised that Fiona Hill did not simply hiss, in the words of Greta the Great Garden Gnome: “How dare you?! You haff stolen my …beauty.” It is not for nothing that we have the term Ugly American and the modern Exodus of the Soviet Jews to join with that (mentally and physically) misshapen tribe was not coincidental.
In an early short story by Kurt Vonnegut – still one of the best modern US writers in my mind, and with the way things are going, as with the Third Rome “another there shall not be” – the cultural Marxist meme of ‘inequality of outcomes’ comes up.
The solution? Intelligent people are forced to wear devices which give an electric shock when they think too much, the athletic and fit are forced to wear ankle weights and the attractive are disfigured.
Either that, or as in Bolshevik experiments in places like Russia and now The Five Eyes + Israel, forced to copulate with the ugly so they do not become too vain. I do not recall which.
The story was written in the 1950’s I believe. What story could be written now?
Hold up! I was a real soldier myself. I know plenty more. True the civil war produced a few. Forrest was probably the best of the lot. 35 horses shot from under him, saber in hand. The man didn’t go to some fancy academy. Practically untutored in the art of war but had balls of iron in the largest size.
Patton’s was tutored by the grey ghost
himself. General Mosby. In the spirit of humor the statue of Patton at the academy faces the library binoculars in hand so he can eternally study. As a cadet I guess he wasn’t a star man academically.
General Soleimani was a tactical genius without a care for his own welfare. Anyone that served under him in any capacity must be proud.
When you say Gromov do you mean Boris?
are you saying Trump Derangement Syndrome is Clinically fake news? what if milley the horseshit 4 Star who no one in the ranks respects saw on his radar too many lights blinking and all the machine is getting hot? Learn! pls! you only know what they allowed you to know.
horseshit saves lives!
p/s Q: do you know how long has the rus/chi been on preparedness for war?
this is your domestic issue but as an outsider I think this is the most important bottleneck issue you should pay more attention to (instead of other ‘news’) – from MoA
Those who think Bidens tax increase is a problem should look back to 1953 with the USA governed America was going strong.. .. If only Biden could reinstate the 1953 tax rates, things would get better quick..
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what do you think?
for your sake, i hope your leaders learn math and reality quickly, no time for sneaky slippery games or ‘rule based order’. or skip straight to the Nth-deg and be done w the prolonged sufferings. TW7 collapse just like that, no outside force ‘assisted’.
p/s no amount of chinese tax-adjusted ‘cooperation’ will save ussa – pls pass this to joe (and all your future potus)! numbers dont lie, ppl do.
At that time every country had super tax. England, France etc it reached 99%. Nationalization was the rage. Banks, railways, etc etc… on a tear in Europe and Asia. Socialism with a vengance.
But then, the rest of the world was so poor after WW II, I ask you to compare what the $ got you that day, to what it does today. They could pay those taxes and still have a middle class life for everyone. (definition of American middle class is, house, car and two vacations a year).
Then, it got hot. Unions formed. Wages went up, prices went up. Nixon came in. Did a deal with China to be factory. Reagan came. Believed in small govt, top down economy, low taxes. A combination of cheap chinese labor and lower taxes made America invest, buy abroad, monopolise and gut local markets (by dumping) and make the $ valuable so everyone will hoard it at 0% interest rate.
That cycle has finally run it’s course and with Joe reinflating the economy with helichopper $$$, the progressives demanding the craziest stuff, there’s a lot of people in this country, who suddenly want Reagan back. Like they got Tupac back. As a hologram.
Anyone who would wish to have Reagan back is nothing but batshit crazy, for his doomed policies are what got us into this mess in the first place, his outsourcing of jobs his creation of over shore accounts the destruction of a healthcare system that had worked very well after WW2, the looting of the so-called vested pension system to put in the so called 401k program which only served two things, removal of the pension cost from the back of the companies and corporation and all those billions flowing into the stock market to drive it ever higher. No, Reagan killed this country as surly as if he had put a gun to its head and pulled the trigger.
Regarding Fiona Hill and her comments about that Russian interpreter supposedly tasked to distract Donald Trump, the more that the Anglo-Americans open their mouths, the more they reveal themselves as psychologically deranged people who really belong in a secure mental institution somewhere.
But this is the psychological profile of the Anglosphere regimes, ruling classes, and corporate “free press” in general.
The Anglo-Americans are a clear and present threat precisely because they have gone clinically insane, as they fear that their centuries-long world dominance is coming to a deserved end….
This is the fundamental geopolitical driver of Anglo insanity, criminality, and bloodlust today.
The Saker blog accelerates – it is not easy to keep a pace with.
Germany – video streaming vs gas streaming, that is the question.
But more important question would be of current German elites. Post WWII period is a very long time. The Americans occupied Germany (Europe) in multidimensional way: military, economically (trade), financially (just see the Marshall Plan (its real and hidden purposes), nothing more), and, above all – culturally. The Germans passed the process of denazification, one way or the other, but they also passed the process of de-germanisation. Generations were raised in American cultural milieu, and there is quite a population in German society which elite is honestly against Russia. There are also polls showing that Mr. Putin is very popular in (East?) Germany.
Let the time pass, things will settle down. As I said, RT streaming will also go though pipelines.
North Korea and hypersonic missiles – a new toy for the USA, to play with.
Russia has a long tradition in ramjet propulsion, since 1950s. There are numerous scientific papers from TsAGI (in Russian ЦАГИ, Центра́льный аэрогидродинами́ческий институ́т, or the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute) about the topic. If I read them, why shouldn’t do that engineers from N. Korea. With a little help of translators (or interpreters, if you like) from Russian. I am not so acquainted with Chinese hypersonic program.
Speaking of Russian translators I could agree with Stephanie Grisham’s claims about Daria Boyarskaya, who, as an official translator, accompanied Mr. Putin at the 2019 G20 summit “in order to distract Mr. Trump”, who is well known as very fond of pretty women. Let me add – who isn’t? Ms Grisham discovered quite a new type of Russian hypersonic missile, very lethal, especially for weak targets.
In serious – why not. Diplomacy is a kind of hybrid war, better to say a hybrid duel between two states, through two persons who represent them. Every move, every gesture, every hint, is accounted and has certain meaning, not to speak about talk, intonation of words, chosen sentences etc. It is not in vain to say that a true statesman can appear from not from a million of people but from, let us say, 10 million. He (or she) must be capable to show himself (herself) in a necessary appearance, to create an impression adequate to the occasion. Auxiliary elements are welcomed.
It seem that the most dangerous weapon of mass destruction is the US Congress insanity.
Now we see an inverse situation – generals must calm down politicians, and fix consequences of their insane actions. Is there any chance to calm down them completely?
There is a thought of famous Serbian writer (Ivo Andrić, the Nobel laureate), which sounds something like: If people knew how little intelligence rules the world, they would die of fear!
I see onTass that it is launching a French language news feed…just as Macron is setting up some kinda stoopit anti conspiracy theory department…(not forgetting EU has its own “truth info”agency which perhaps is fighting a losing battle and Macron is beginning to realise he is in a similar condition)…anyone know if RT and Sputniknews accreditation situation in France has been improved since their various bans? Also not forgetting the various complaints for example re persecution of Russian journalism from the Baltic’s….?
Beijing welcomes dialogue with the United States, but insists Washington must take steps to end the “continuous provocations and suppression of China,” Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian told reporters on Thursday, not long after military officials on both sides held a pair of virtual meetings.
“The military relationship has faced many difficulties and challenges,” Wu said. “But the US has serious issues with its self-awareness, its perception of China, and in its understanding of the world today, which is the root cause of the difficulties in the relationship between our militaries.”
I do not agree at all: this phone call could have been interpreted by the Chinese as a possibility of strike without warning and could have caused the Chinese to carry out a preemptive strike themselves. Milley should go to court martial.
Rand Paul referred to exactly that.
could have caused the Chinese to carry out a preemptive strike themselves
The Chinese do not have the hardware needed to launch a preemtive strike, they just don’t have the numbers.
Ok, I’ll bite.
On two things.
First, Germany has no crazy behavior. It has a strong tendency to be calculated. Imho there are two possibilities here:
1- Germany is in the aftermath of an election. All attention goes to talks between political party stakeholders, and maybe to the possible pregnancy of Helene Fischer, but no one is interested in RT DE.
So, at best this is a calculated move of YT and anyone on their strings with respect to the moment, and Germany was just informed (‘ah yeah, just throw it on the heap on my desk, I’ll look to it later’).
2- Germany uses above mentioned scenery as a possible excuse, but by initiating the RT DE stuff it creates leverage for something more important. Just as they did with the Navalny circus. The more important stuff here is *the operation permit for NS2*.
NS2 is technically ready, but the permit is not ready. This can’t be a surprise, so who is withholding here? Something with the ‘EU’?
Inventories are dangerously low (mainly due to risky speculation, public stories are launched to hide this), and now the gas has to come. It is not only households, more important the industry is waiting. Since the early eighties Russia has delivered gas according to contract, arguments that ‘Ze Russians’ are sabotaging may sound nice on cheap talk shows, but they won’t fly in the real and serious world.
I’m aware that this is pure speculation from my side on this one…
Second, the ‘translator distraction beauty’ stuff.
This story was originated by British ‘boulevard news’ ‘generator’ The Sun. A medium of whom ‘stories’ from ‘reporters’ go from their thumb to their typing fingers, without even passing their brain. Seriously…
Daria Boyarskaya has charming looks, but when she even would have some hesitations in translating on this level she would have been replaced within a minute. This is a highly professional environment with more people in the room, and I also have such an idea that Trump is used to some stuff, having crawled up from a real estate world.
This is laughable at best; these ‘ladies’ Hill and Grisham, don’t they have something serious to do? Oh dear.
The solution to all of this is for Russia to set up an alternative to Youtube and Google and others as free speech platform.
If done most people would exit Youtube and its censorship.
Russia has loads of expert IT people and could be done quickly and well.
Perhaps Hungry would like to do be in on it too ?
I agree 100%!
Alas, Russia is not exactly libertarian about Internet issues (or encryption), so that will be an uphill battle.
I hope that the old “supply and demand” thing will maybe work over time.
But the Runet needs to become so much more than it is today…
There is again talk of Russians (who else) using some ray directed energy invisible beam on american spies in Belgrade. The so-called Havana syndrom.
The state department is literally crying that their spies are depressed….. no relation to woke ideology, I’m sure.
Re German behaviour
Dear Andrei (if I may), I’m a (very) long-time reader from someplace in Central and Eastern Europe. Now, a couple of days ago, I began putting out materials over on substack where I write about contemporary politics, from a specific Central and Eastern European pespective, thereby providing context to a number of political and historical issues that may otherwise be inaccessible to the English-language reader.
I just happen to have posted last week about the German elections, Hungary’s gas deal, and the like. Speaking about this, what’s your take on the Hungarian-Gazprom deal?
My line of thinking is:
Hungary does virtually the same as Germany (with NordStream 2), i.e., obtaining Russian gas bypassing Ukraine. To me, this suggests that the U.S.-German row over the Baltic pipeline doesn’t derive exclusively from Washington’s Russophobia (doh).
For the full coverage, check out my piece: https://fackel.substack.com/p/gas-tantrums-episode-iii
My above-mentioned take on Germany is here: https://fackel.substack.com/p/more-on-germany
Cheers, and keep up the good work!
wow to listen to Stefan Verstappen in this video about War with China https://youtu.be/szDF2covy1g is astounding. A man who knows China and its people very, very well. This is truly shocking. Martyanov should give a listen.
On the topic of the gorgeous translator – how about Megyn Kelly visiting Putin? I don’t recall any complaints about that sexy American blonde in the off-the-shoulder, slit-skirt little black cocktail dress? (or are the Russians just too polite?)
And thank you, Saker – your summary of the Milley call is spot-on – yes, blame him – but give him a medal of gratitude from the silent billions.
Ex-US Marine Brian Bertelic (formerly of LandDestroyer and now New Atlas website) reveals the depth of Anglo- American delusion as specifically personified by a former American carpetbagger/expat in China, Matthew Tye, and his comically hubristic videos.
Laowhy86: The Man Who Moved China