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Ukraine, Armenia, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan… and Syria… and Moldova…
It’s total global war of the West against Russia. The remaining question is: For how long will Russia still refrain to react against US and NATO?
We all now (and Putin for sure) that open war against the West means escalation towards nuclear war. That’s why Russia refrains. But Putin also knows that Russia cannot refrain indefinitely. Sooner or later she must face war against the US.
We all should be prepared for this moment.
I don’t disagree, but I think that for both pragmatic and moral reasons, Russia will not attack the US or NATO first. That being said, the US/NATO have been so involved in the latest Ukrainian attacks that I also fully expect an escalation. Russia has already killed scores of US military personnel disguised as either PMCs or “advisors”. Then there are the US HIMARS which are operated by US personnel. So now the Brandon administration needs to decide whether to escalate or not, and seeing the Neocon psychopathic nutcases running the show in DC, I am not very optimistic. I am afraid that Russia will have to increase the pain dial even further.
That does not necessarily means nukes, but it makes it more likely.
Will Putin and Xi be able to keep this war below the nuclear threshold?
I don’t know, but that is our best hope I think.
Biden poked China yesterday. The problem with Biden is that his signatures mean nothing, and his words mean even worse than nothing. Today the “he did not mean that” backtracking is in full swing. Some dishonest MNM just showed his first part, some MNM covered both parts. Does Biden remember his last night’s words? What an idiotic show.
US used two atomic bombs on Japanese civilians after Japan had lost the war. So morally US has been lost long time ago. Russian’s self-constraint has been taken advantage of by the combined West.
And Ukraine, anything goes from these people, I am still learning human depravity daily. In the early spring this year, on an Antarctic cruise, a majority of passengers on out ship were from Kiev. They drunk silly, partied noisily whole night, and VERY VERY RUDE. Some people considered them mafiaso, but my Sicilian travel did not bump into this kind of people. How US can be associate with Ukraine is beyond my understanding of the US.
I fully anticipate the fact that Russia has full justification when using tactical nuclear weapons.
I think Putin is waiting for Winter and (1 ) hopping that the financial system will collapse ( Kusa and EU ) (2 ) the Nov election
in the kusa will change policy (3 ) a revolt by the people in Europe to take down government’s
I would never bet on John Michael Greer being prophetic, but I think he comes close. Recall that in Twilight’s Last Gleaming, he had the US threatening nuclear annihilation in its last desperate gambit before folding and Brandon (or whoever) trying to flee to South America. More than anything else, it’s up to the adults in the room to stay rational and not get drawn in by the tantrums of the newly dispossessed.
That makes sense. US leaders are always for themselves and taking the easy way out by fleeing would preserve their wealth and safety without the legacy of nuke war.
Its like facing a school bully,hiding in a corner won’t stop the bully because they will find you with their hangers on,only cure is a punch in the mouth then when they hit the deck put the boot in and make sure they don’t get up,then all the hangers on melt away.
“Sooner or later she must face war against the US.”
Already underway, per The Saker’s reply and other activities.
We do not, any of us, know the future. We should not, any of us, fear the future. We are, each of us, the future as much as we are, each of us, the past.
The question is, Where does authority reside? The answer is, Authority resides in the heart of the one who takes care of their people, be that self, family, corporation, town, state, or nation. Find that one and give them allegiance. That is the future, and one has satisfaction now in feeling that one has made it so.
I think, by telling the world the reasons for launching the nukes, is Russia’s big mistakes, I mean shouldn’t that be like a top military secret. Let them freaking guess, let them live in fear.
Now, that NATerroristO knows the details, they can take steps to provoke, in subtle ways, because they think they can come on top in any scenario. For centuries, they were eyeballing that land mass, it’s just pesky Russians won’t give in.
Russians will refrain till the doctrine is triggered, make no mistake about that.
They will launch, bet your life on it.
On a different note, for centuries the “abundant” west has ganged up on Russia, and gobbled up shitty countries around the globe, just to get closer, and closer, but Russians can’t seem to gang up with anybody in response (I believe, communism is to blame, for the most part).
Imagine military alliance: Russia-China-Iran-N.Korea, just to name a few. Imagine these countries open new fronts. Imagine Xi sends a million soldiers to former ukraine, the Rocket Man is itching for conflict, and on, and on…Pure nightmare for vultures.
Is it fear of defeat, dependency on western crumbs, no trust…aren’t them shackles too heavy, already?
This is a pivotal point in Earth’s existence, and Russia alone is facing the demons.
Ukraine’s bill liquidation is already unrolling. As for the rest, of the countries listed, and of the global theater in all its aspects, my idea, and hope, is that we should avoid over-simplifying and over-dramatizing. Russia, as all other big powers, is already engaged in a (kind of) war by means of asymmetrical fighting. And, since the results are so far satisfying, there is no need for a military confrontation. Prospecting a nuclear war as an utmost nonsense, good only for distracting the masses by implicitly (subliminally) justifying the absurdness of the current dynamics. The mighty Reason save me from the MSM simplistic black & white narrative and, at the same time, save me from low-cost Armageddon-like conjectures.
Russia? — Knows its way. Its people decide it.
Tatiana? — She knows better. So it is up to her.
Enough of this ‘she’, ‘her’, applied to countries —) If Russia is ‘she’, to which gender would belong Pakistan? He? Can ‘United States’ be used with plural forms? Like ‘their army’? — No! Simply because the context is about one country (as a whole, whatever it could be composed of). There are some exceptions, for some countries, but they are, indeed, exceptions.
Zelensky threatened to acquire nukes before the SMO that’s why the Russians seized Chernobyl immediately, but after the withdrawal from Kiev, what happened to the radio active material there? Was it dismantled (if even it can), did the Russians go with it or was it left there?
Merely the presence of “radioactive material” does not mean a danger for creation of nuclear weapons. There was no Plutonium in Kiev because that was long ago sent to the US and or Russia. It takes years to create Plutonium and Kiev couldn’t possibly do so without Russia being aware of it. Only highly enriched Plutonium is suitable for a fission bomb or an ionizing “neutron” type bomb. Uranium is a VERY valuable metal , worth MUCh more that gold and Kiev parasites would have sold it all long ago.
The front pages of German and EU MNM are covered with a dead queen’s burial.
The NYT front page is covered by a report of dead EU manufacturing plants.
Something does not gibe.
BULLETIN 3:08 PM EDT, Sunday, 18 September, 2022 — My former colleagues in the Intelligence Community during my years with FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force have sent me images of Chinese Army Units entering Ukraine from Russia.
The images — and some video which is still being analyzed — show a small convoy . . . very small; of general military transport-type trucks, and some smaller vehicles akin to HUMVEES, traveling via public roads from Russia into Ukraine.
These are the images I am able to release so far:
The Red placard on the driver-side doors is the Flag of China.
This simple, small, act, changes the ENTIRE dynamic of the Russia-Ukraine situation. Ukraine, the USA, the UK, and all of NATO, have just found out that China is now an active participant, and came in on the side of Russia.
The stakes in this situation just went so high, they went completely off the charts.
It is no understatement to say this is an earth-shattering development.
More when I get it . . . . VIDEO IS COMING WITHIN MINUTES . . . Check back . . . . .
UPDATE 3:34 PM EDT —
With this single, small, almost insignificant action, China has just announced to the whole world that it is now militarily standing with Russia, inside Ukraine.
Super-powers #2 and #3, are now openly, physically, confronting Super Power #1.
It seems to me that we in the USA and our European vassal state “partners” ought to get the message, and get it quick: I personally perceive the message to be “Either this Ukraine nonsense stops now, or open warfare between all three nuclear-armed super-powers is now on the table.”
UPDATE 5:28 PM EDT — HAL TURNER COMMENTARY
When I reported this, it occurred to me that it was only 72 hours ago that I reported to all of you:
Serious New Development: China Publicly Supports Russia Actions in Ukraine
As part of that report I detailed to you (among other things) the following:
Li Zhanshu is the head of China’s legislature: the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. He’s Number 3 in the rigid hierarchy of the CPC. A VERY big fish.
So where was Mr. Li last week?
Well, at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia. He met and talked with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Li also had a key meeting with Russian State Duma (The Russia Legislature) Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin – and other Duma leaders.
This is what he told the Duma. Pay VERY close attention:
“We see that the United States and its NATO allies are expanding their presence near the Russian borders, seriously threatening national security and the lives of Russian citizens (…) “We fully understand the necessity of all the measures taken by Russia aimed at protecting its key interests” (…) “We are providing our assistance.”
How explicit is that?
Well, China’s President Xi Jinping and Russia’s President Putin will have a special meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Samarkand summit tomorrow.
They will discuss Russia’s Special Military Operation (SMO) in Ukraine IN DETAIL. Especially the next steps.
Then, afterwards, we may be able to ascertain what Li meant when he said, “We are providing our assistance.”
Here we are, just 72 hours later, and we are now beginning to see exactly what Mr. Li meant when he said “We are providing our assistance” to Russia.
Consider also, that China gave no hint at all about what they were about to do. No “warnings” no ultimatums to the US or to Europe. They simply showed up in Ukraine, entering through Russia.
THAT . . . said absolutely everything that needed to be said.
This is no longer the US/EU/NATO versus Russia. This is the collective West versus (now) two nuclear-armed superpowers.
What Russia lacks in naval resources, has just been made up by China. What China lacks in Hypersonic missile technology, is more than covered by Russia.
As for manpower . . . well . . . I don’t want to put too fine a point on it but, we . . . don’t . . . stand . . . a . . . chance.
What are we going to Draft into the military, those blue-haired/Green-haired/purple-haired freaks with ear lobes stretched by rings? How about the ones with piercings through strange parts of their bodies? Maybe the feminized soy-boys who lisp?
How about those “trans-sexuals” who can’t even figure out their own sex by looking down the front of their own underwear? Maybe they’ll twerk against the Russian and Chinese troops . . . . might cause them to laugh til they die?
How about those pronoun dingbats; maybe we can draft them to fight?
OK. OK, maybe I’m being a little too hard on the left. Maybe we can gather up all those folks camping out on the big city streets because they’re now homeless. THEY know how to “rough it” and maybe they can enlist and fight. Except that the reason they’re on the streets homeless is because of the drugs they take to avoid reality. Heroin. Methamphetamine. Fentanyl. Oxycodone. All to avoid the reality shaped and created by . . . Liberals.
See what I mean? We’re so fucked it isn’t funny. All thanks to Liberals and Democrats.
We should tell Ukraine, “We’ve done all that we can do, there can be no further Aid from the US, the EU or NATO. Negotiate as best you can with Russia. Best of luck.”
Because if we do or say anything else, we are literally at Armageddon. Full stop.
All it took to get us here was the stolen 2020 Presidential Election. Much thanks to the Democrat Party and to traitorous Republicans who were so fixated on Trump, they forgot what the rest of the world might do once we were weakened.
All they cared about was ousting Trump. They never – not even for one second – thought about what message it would send to the world that a U.S. president could be ousted by voter fraud, the U.S. Congress would rubber stamp that fraud with a wink and a nod, the U.S. federal Courts would reject all the law suits over the fraud, and the American people . . . armed to the teeth . . . would fail to step up and slaughter the people who did this.
Oh well, water under the bridge at this point.
Look what our stolen election and American’s failure to act has now gotten us. LOOK at what the Democrats and traitorous, selfish, self-centered Republicans – the frauds in Congress and in the courts, did.
As you read this, our nation is now literally staring down the barrel of two nuclear super-powers moving their military into direct military confrontation with the Ukraine thing, and telling us, our dominance is over. It sure looks to me like either we quit what we’re doing, or it’s nuclear war.
Way to go Democrats. You stole an election for a dementia-addled weakling, and surrounded him with book-worm, pencil-necked nitwits, who had no real world experience, and no idea what they were getting us into through their woke weakness. You empowered the very people who ordered our military men to wear red high heels to learn what it feels like to be a woman, and who forced experimental gene therapy on them, as a phony vaccine, which has sickened, weakened or killed a slew of them.
You tucked tail and ran out of Afghanistan, leaving behind $85 BILLION of our tax money, and a whole slew of high tech weapons for our enemies to sell to the highest bidder, so they could reverse engineer them, learn to jam them, or to duplicate them.
You pit one half the country against the other half by calling “MAGA Americans” a “force” that represents “an extreme threat to the country,” while you bring “Drag Queen Story Hour” to little kids, allow criminals out without bail, defund police, halt our oil and gas drilling, and our pipelines, then embargo Russia so that OUR oil and natural gas (which we now have to import) triples or more in price, wreck the economy, and then get us into a war over the smelly armpit of Europe: Ukraine.
Worst of all, our sissy-mary-infested government and the mental weaklings of the left, are taking us all into the abyss and these Democrat/Liberal/Progressives – all of whom are mental weaklings – can’t figure a way out.
So they are in “Denial” because they’re incapable of admitting they were wrong, and they laugh-off Russia (and now China) claiming those two countries are merely “posturing” because that’s what liberals do. They can only think as THEY THEMSELVES actually are. And one thing is certain: Democrats/Liberals/Progressives entire lives are only “posturing.” They’ve never done anything real. Everything they do is virtue signaling because they lead empty lives of zero accomplishments.
If this wasn’t so tragic, it would be laughable.
Thank you for showing us those photos and videos. It’s hard to believe that China would attack the Ukraine, unless there had been severe provocation.
About a paragraph into your monologue it says in all caps: HAL TURNER COMMENTARY.
I’m not sure what’s worse: LARPing as a NeoNazi or being an FBI Informant.
It seems to me his main purpose is to propose various extraordinary claims, that just might be plausible, to drive traffic to his site. In other words: he’s a clickbait artist.
If that’s the only source for this, it’s probably nonsense. I don’t know if it’s a feature of the platform, or you are just having trouble posting, but there are no photos, videos, or live links in your post, so the claims that that all this can be verified by viewing are unfalsifiable based on what has been provided.
Kazakhstan is an interesting case. They should be closer to Russia but they are not. Can the Western (fiat) money and Western (fake) promises of support be so attractive as to damage the relationship with their strongest trading partner and the provider of the best military protection this side of the Milky Way galaxy?
It all depends on what you mean by «be closer to Russia but they are not». So it all depends on how much closer would satisfy your requirements for closeness. Russia is pursuing a multipolar paradigm of the world, where all the states can pursue their own interests. The Western investments in Kazakhstan is detrimental to Kazakhstan’s interests? It is up to Kazakhstan to measure the flatness and fakeness of the respective investments. Bias (with all its declination, ‘wishful thinking’ included) is not going to bring gain to anybody, us commenters included.
Kazakhstan is an interesting case. They should be closer to Russia but they are not. Can the Western (fiat) money and Western (fake) promises of support be so attractive as to damage the relationship with their strongest trading partner and the provider of the best military protection in the Milky Way galaxy?
I am afraid the ability to bribe is so strong that only the dismanteling of the dollarsystem will weaken this enough to brake those countries free of us influence.
As long as they can create infinate money out of nothing they will find someone to bribe everywhere.
kotromanic I agree with you 100% on that point. However, I believe we’re headed for a nuclear war.
I might be overly optimistic, but I would like to point out that WWII were fought, as a “totale war”, and not even when the Third Reich sent Hitler Jugend out as a last defence, did they use their massive stockpile of chemical weapons. Both sides had enough to exterminate the oposing side, but there was a “terror balance” which seem to have restrained even herr Hitler. – USA dd use the atomic bomb om Japan, but they could do that without risk, because Japan did not have any means to retaliate. They had no atomic bombs nor any means to use chemical weapons in a decisive way.
But the terror-balance held. No V2s loaded with mustard gas was dropped over London. Nor over Berlin, as the chance that London was next was to large. Let us hope that Pentagon/Washington is not more evil than der fűrher in his bunker.
Having said that, the terror balance did not stop the terror bombing of civilians on both sides. But even if Dresden was as bad as Hieroshima, the psycologi is different. So I think that we will see that this conflict escalates. At least until the economical reality sets in whith the winter chill.
It is a myth Hiroshima was the worst case. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were two Japan cities still not flattened. Tokyo bombing = 240,000.
After WWII it was US strategy to attack soft targets, and using biological and chemical agents.
After WW2 the Americans employed the whole Japanese chemical and biological team they had,and those Japanese had carried out horrific experiments on people.
It’s a fact, the US will rather go scorched earth than give up an ounce of hegemony. There is no other alternative for the US. American hegemony has come about as a result of billions spent on military adventurism around the globe, on billions spent twisting the arms of vassal states to comply with US diktat, and on billions spent carefully crafting it’s narrative of “We’re the good guys”, “You’re either with us or against us”, etc., etc.
Years of effort and billions invested to create unipolarity will not be forsaken just because President Putin says so.
One needs to understand fully that a defeat in Ukraine is an existential threat to American hegemony. The US has only one option in Ukraine: keep escalating and fight until the last Ukrainian. And we see this playing out before us every day. NATO is simply holding off on officially sending troops as it hopes the war of attrition currently taking place might mean an easier intervention and fewer casualties for NATO down the road with Russia being a “spent force”. NATO will intervene the moment Russia is on the precipice of victory. We just aren’t there yet. But know that they are locked and loaded for this eventuality.
Russia surely must understand that if it seeks to convert the world from a unipolar order to a multipolar order, this will not happen just because some threats are uttered, some sanctions are implemented, ambassadors are recalled, protests are lodged at the UN, etc…
No, this change can only come about via direct conflict with the US and its lackeys, particularly the UK. The enemy is rabid, deranged and well armed. It’s a street fight like no other. Mother Russia must be prepared to fight the most vicious battle in her history in order to survive. This battle most likely will make WWII seem like a mere warm up. Sad, but true.
There is no other alternative except surrendering to American hegemony and resigning all national sovereignty to America and American multinational corporations.
The rabid, deranged animal has already entered Russia’s house. The animal has only one purpose. How will Russia respond?
Michael Hudson in his ‘Super Imperialism’ shows how the US financial system since Nixon went off gold was to convert foreign surplus dollar accounts to T-bills, which nations then used as reserve currency. All the dollars spent overseas in military spending, imports, and asset acquisition were converted into Treasuries (the majority was military). This scheme actually forced the nations of the world to pay for American war adventures and overseas basing. So, the “billions of dollars” were other people’s money that the US spent overpowering the rest of the world. In short, China paid for the US bases surrounding it.
I was going to comment, but you just said it all beautifully and succinctly anyway.
The one thing I might add though is, that at least in my view, and particularly from the financial perspective, the comment… “the US and its lackeys, particularly the UK.”… needs a wee bit of clarification.
IMO financially it is the US which is, in reality, the real “lackey” and indeed the proxy, of the old European financial base. The old money from Europe persists to this day… the US civil war was simply a hiccup along the way for this bunch of thieving and murderous kleptocrats.
The City of London, hastily took over when the British empire disintegrated and in its new form its complicit territories still capture financial wealth from around the world. Around half of the global secret money laundering institutions are under British protection, with about the same percentage of global offshore wealth, literally trillions, held in these offshore dark-pool havens.
The Ukraine situation is merely a continuation of WW1. This is all part of the perpetual banker’s war, just as the Covid debacle was… these are all battles, just as WW1 was… we didn’t actually win any of those battles, although we celebrated and thought we had at the time… and simply because the private banking industry was never ever held to account.
Neither were the private banksters identified as the cause of the so-called WW2… they rocked out of that orchestrated tragedy Scot-free too. Indeed, they had their murderous representatives help draw up the new global financial blueprint at Bretton Woods. This cunning plot eventually degenerated into the present outrageous casino train wreck that we witness today.
The FED, the BOE, and of course the Nazi-created BIS survive to this day… between them, they continue to orchestrate all of these battles.
This particular war has now lasted 108 years but it is a part of a much larger scenario of centuries of European feudalism, and now, of course, our emergent modern-day neo-feudalism. This is all by design and constructed with the sole overarching agenda of enriching and empowering a tiny percentage of humanity at the expense of the endless labouring of the masses.
With the Mod’s permission… to quote from an earlier post…
“Once again this is a banker’s war and the Ukraine debacle is merely one small front in what is essentially a global financial war. The military corollary of course is the expansion of Nato into a worldwide force that will be the proxy attack dog to enforce the Mr Global plan including the elimination of 90% of the global population.
This is a final desperate attempt by these Western kleptocrats to prolong their model that habitually thieves from all of humanity in order to enrich the 0.1 per cent of the global population. It is an extremely poorly disguised attempt to instal a central bankers’ global dictatorship in tandem with Mr Global, along with Malthusian centralised population control, and the so-called green agenda.
Russia is the nemesis of the old Zone A funny-money predatory debt trap casino model. Without Russia, no other power had the wherewithal to challenge the western hegemon… not even China.
Even Russia had to wait an agonising eight years, post the Obomber regime installed neo-Nazis with the Maidan colour revolution/coup de tat. Natostan has shown the world its true colours now and hence around 90% of the population is voting with their feet.
Well done Natostan… you set out to isolate Russia and ended up isolating yourself from 90% of the world population. These countries will now be perfectly happy to have as little as possible to do with you. Good on you BoJo and ‘Not So Super Mario’… gosh, look how your cunning plan of getting rid of Putin turned out.
So too the semi-brain-dead POTUS… with a massive 11% support in the latest polls. Putin meanwhile has the highest support of any leader in history… most of the very few that don’t support him are only critical because they view him as being not hard-lined enough on western imbeciles.”
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Just to add insult to injury, the global victims of the rapacious hegemon actually finance their own victimisation when they endlessly buy US debt. The disgraceful behaviour of the hegemon and the fact that he chose to weaponise his extraordinary financial privilege [the US dollar reserve and default currency status] is his undoing now, and this will now bring down the entire Transatlantic house of cards.
China just signalled their intention to fully back Russia, so this is goodnight nurse to the AAZ hegemon… goodbye and good riddance too!
Oops… this just rambled its way into a long comment anyway! Oh well, it is what it became.
Cheers and best wishes
John Kenneth Galbraith famously said:
“People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.”
We must hope and pray that there are exceptions to that generalization. And that there will be miracles — soon — in the psyches and souls of those currently in power. That’s what I’m praying for anyway.
When the Private Financial Empire led by the U$A challenges a nation, it goes after its money supply, leadership, global messaging and lastly military. In the case of Ukraine, it overthrew its president in 2014. When pursuing Libya it went after Gaddafi, in Iraq after Saddam.
Russia is mainly challenging Ukraine militarily. It hasn’t gone after Zelensky or his administration. The reason the Empire goes after the leadership is so that there is no one to lead, make deals, and its opponent is directionless and aimless. Russia by keeping the leadership that betrayed it by not implementing Minsk II, is allowing Ukraine to fight well as they have leadership, which can raise money, acquire weapons, and gain worldwide media coverage,… This is going to increase the cost for Russia significantly. Is Russia hoping to do a deal with Zelensky? Russia’s messaging hasn’t been great and its media hasn’t done a good PR job.
Why is Russia only pursuing one dimension of military against Ukraine?
might walk you
into a snake pit.”
Also serves as a Follow up to Brother Sudhi’s reminder:
Nuggets from von Clausewitz (“On War”)
▪︎ “Cripple your enemies’ ability to fight, and watch them bend to your will..” ➡️ demilitarization
▪︎ “To predict the movements of your adversaries, look to their previous actions, not to some fantasy of how you would like them to behave.” ➡️ this allowed orderly retreat from Izuym and Kharkov front to end pointless holding pattern (waste of limited men) and to bolster Donetsk, through broadcasting the withdrawal picked up by US’ ISR and then used by nazis for fleeting PR victory..
▪︎ “do not delay in warfare until the objective is achieved, unless there is a clear advantage to waiting..” ➡️ slow cook the SMO like Piroshki (1) to respect the legalistic terms of merely aiding the Donbass/Russian militias which keeps on board Zone B opinion, and (2) to thoroughly cook to the suitable political, economic and societal milieu in Europe/West
▪︎ “To secure a [relatively] swift victory, ensure that the losses your enemy will suffer by continuing to fight you, will far outweigh those of adhering to your terms. ➡️ relentless thorough demilitarization, then de-electrification followed by Uncle Lavrov’s gentle reminder.
▪︎ “The war itself should never distract from its political objective. ➡️ AIM: Break NATO & western hegemony and continental capabilities. Move pieces throughout the consolidated military/ economic/ diplomatic board, including retreats as needed, irrespectives of Meta optics, temporary loss of territory, and the wailing of emotional fanboys
▪︎ “At some points it may be advantageous to prolong the war, such as seeking to exhaust the opposition. To achieve this, focus on smaller objectives, even to the point of merely self-defense. You will use less effort, and thus can be sustained for much longer.” ➡️ KIEV runs out of well-trained bodies, needs $7B+ per month subsidy, and now a grid on life support.. RUSSIA >>> industrial warfare, superior logistics, using only 10% force capability so far.. 🤣😂🤣
▪︎ “Human nature tends to err towards pessimism; we often imagine the might of our opponents to be much larger than it is.” 🤔🤗😘
▪︎ “Mathematical calculations should not be relied upon too heavily.. in War, there are subjective factors to consider, such as human emotion.. These must not be overlooked in your deliberations. ok this is good advice for myself and Smoothie and all fanboys of salvo equations! Especially in a woke, touchie-feely age with most either plugged into the Meta or Telegram VR worlds.
▪︎ “Make allowance for the unforeseen in your plans and strategies” ➡️ Liz pushing little red buttons?!
▪︎ “Even during the bleakest of situations a commander should intuitively be able to see a way out. They must then have the courage to follow this inner guidance.” ➡️ Ze needs to quickly decide which of his foreign Rat’s Nest villas will provide the surest supply line of the necessary Columbian snow.. Italy/UK/Miami’s ex-Junta Row may no longer do.. Tel Aviv?
▪︎ “If your enemy desires War then this is a request that cannot be denied to them.” ➡️ ok NATO let’s introduce you to the SCO
▪︎ “The effective commander is able to see things from a drawn out perspective.. the bigger picture is at the forefront of their mind.” 👏🏻🦅
▪︎ “The man of character seldom changes his mind because he has faith in his own judgment.” 👍🏼 💤
Probably, because Chelenski and hid minions are one of the best cards in the Russian hand.
They are not “intelligentsia”, nor scientist, nor professionals of any productive field… They come from media, shows and entertainment. They are only comedians, clowns turned politicians…
If Politicians in the “Waste” are quite … (let’s say it politely) deterred ignoramuses, dimwit illiterates.
In 404 they are orders of magnitude worse. Look at the last months, full of rational, wise and prudent choices. To stop the carnage, and turn the fate of this war on their favor.
At some point, they (like all their colleagues in the Waste) are going to suffer a reality shock that will hurt them reeeeeally bad.
Didn’t Napoleon said… Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake?
Think of them all as a “walking mistake”
I go back to the Petersburg conference which I found profound. Vladimiryovich was often deconstructing tired terms like communism, capitalism, etc. Where does productivity lie on these words? Here I add that Putin banished early on those who spirited away their plunder to the Occident and elsewhere.
Right. One of the greatest, vilest Western myths is conflating Putin with the Russian oligarchs created during the Great Shock Therapy privatization. That understanding then allows him to be an autocratic dictator plundering the Russian people for personal gain. The West has effectively controlled the narrative of the history of the end of the USSR and Putin’s success in turning around the depression caused by Western neoliberalism. The West has also used every negative event in Russia as more blame for his evil nature. I was disabused of these notions by the late Professor Stephen F Cohen who claimed that Putin was the most demonized world leader in history!
I heard in Military Summary YouTube channel, which I listen to daily, that the word is to put a stop or pause upon all firing at a certain point in time approaching.
Before the US of lies and Arrogance election .
Sounds like the end of war may just be the beginning, as America further declines. Sad as it is maddening.
I like hearing my dad ha ha Putin speak in Russian.
He holds a fabulous pressor and gee, what a joy to see beautiful intelligent Russian woman.
If there are any near or in SF I want to meet you, can you please speak and teach me some Russian, I miss my mama tongue.
And i miss the hope for peace and sanity in the western mind.
I think there is no avoiding a war directly with NATO. That in my mind is inevitable. And it must include Russia & China. If China thinks it can avoid this then it is dreaming. The conditions that dictate the winner are the economic, political (internal stability & external influence), and financial system used. Both sides are not ready and the next ~3 years would decide that.
The CSTO is an important organization. And although from the economic side the SCO is a success, what is needed is an alliance in the security sphere and the decoupling from the USD denominated system. The former is by integrating most of the SCO countries in the CSTO and the second is through another constructed currency that doesn’t replace national currencies but facilitates trade and trade settlement. That should be the end goal and reached as soon as possible.
The immediate issue is actually is not Ukraine but Armenia. This threatens the CSTO organization and needs to be remedied (or frozen) soon. Turkey is playing a dangerous game by going along with NATO plans. At some point not just Russia but China needs to take an active role in putting out the fires created around Russia. So far, all it has done is take steps (or reciprocal steps) the has a benefit to it. If they haven’t learned that this is not enough then they need to get that soon. I understand that due to the large USD & EUR reserves, investments, and trade they cannot be too overt however this only delays the consolidation necessary and leaves gaps to be exploited by NATO/US.
One side note, I don’t believe that a world lead solely by China is a better world. A better world is one with US & China on two ends with Russia as the balancer, the EU going along the with the Eurasian project and the rest of the world neutral. That’s what I am hoping for.
I do not believe anybody is going to nuke anybody. Witness the West’s anemic response to date. When MAD is an imminent threat cooler heads have always prevailed. I do not accept the current crop of neocons is any crazier than the old crop of paleocons who ran the show during the Cold War. On the contrary, I believe the new crop is lacking in the cojones department and will take a loss in Ukraine for now. The contrarian in me says Z will sue for peace before Thanksgiving for a lot of reasons but I’m not going to write a novel.
The Private Financial Empire doesn’t want our world destroyed by nukes. It will be the biggest loser in that scenario, losing what it has acquired over many centuries and generations. Most individuals will lose what they have acquired in one generation.
A member of the Empire counseled his kids that nations that are too strong, don’t concede. Countries that are in difficulties, are easy to prey. “Governments are like teeth: if you lose them, you never get them back again.”
This is the reason behind Henry Kissinger promoting the Westphalian system, to buy time, like the Cold War, to capture the other power at an opportune time.
China and Russia will have to show utmost creativity to checkmate the Financial Empire.
I tend to agree. First of all, nuclear weapons have a tremendous mythology about them. Even a small ‘tactical’ nuke is still a nuke, with all the baggage that entails. The biggest Tsar bomba or Mother of all Bombs is still a… bomb. Even if it may be more effective than an equivalent nuke. Russia has dropped a few Zircons and Kalibrs on Nato bases that did as much damage as any nuke, considering the precision. Hell, Russia hasn’t even deployed all of its non-nuclear ordinance yet. Barring any Strangelovian action from the State Department, Russia can just keep on as it has been and destroy everything Nato throws at them. I get the feeling that part of Russia’s hesitancy has been just that. They are depleting all of the west’s weapons while barely raising a sweat.
At any time, Russia can destroy a few select locations in Kiev, and then tell the civilians to get out before the entire city is blown up.
Well, they might resort to so-called tactical nukes, therein lies the rub.
Who might? Nato or Russia? And against what potential target? And what tactical objective do you think they will be gaining? I seriously wish to know. Of what practical use is a ‘tactical’ nuclear weapon that cannot be accomplished just as well by a non nuclear one? Other than the sheer psychology of using a ‘nuclear’ weapon. Obliteration of the other side? You get to be a pariah of the entire world for the few seconds until the returning volley heads your way.
Russia is making steady gains in the donbass, all other Ukrainians “offensives” and terrorism will not stop the inevitable. I see desperation in the eyes of the west everyday. Soon they will beg for annihilation from the east.
The US/NATO is obviously trying to destabilize all off Russia’s border. Stirring trouble in the Caucasus,Central Asia,Ukraine,Belarus,Moldova.Trying to make color revolutions and chaos throughout those regions. It’s past time for Russia to put a stop to those constant attempts. And put forward what might be called a “Putin Doctrine” which directly warns foreign states to not try to interfere in those states on the pain of direct war with the Russian Federation. Let them fully understand that Russia will directly go to war with the US/NATO (and all that will entail) if they continue their actions. If Russia doesn’t put a stop to those US/NATO actions they will see border wars all along their borders. And they may not be able to contain the damage without full war.
Interesting video interview of a famous Youtuber (I’ve seen many of his videos before). He talks about how he was forced by Youtube to post pro-Ukrainian messages:
“I just didn’t want a problem” – Bald & Bankrupt (Famous YouTuber)
Perhaps the Russians sense the utter disdain and hatred displayed by the West impels them to act the same. Why respond to bullshit and lies? The level of Western discourse is so shameful that it would be an embarrassing “No we did not do that” response to just about everything. Or, the Russian leadership just doesn’t care about Western opinion, ie, it is irrelevant.
Today, a civilian area of Donetsk was shelled again by the (self-)cursed to hell hato backed criminal kiev regime, resulting in at least 13 – possibly 16 – dead, including 2 children. One young lady had her legs literally blown off (at hip level).There was also a detached hand (& maybe lower arm) as well as flesh hanging from metal.
There is absolutely NO point in negotiating, you can’t negotiate with the devil or with those who do this type of evil.
There is one think I fail to understand in Russian behavior against the West. Western nobility (such as Victoria Nulland) has been allowed so far to play a game of “heads I win, tail I don’t loose”.
Whether in Syria (no american damage on it), various color revolutions and now Ukraine. Sure, a few expandable troops have disappeared. Sure, some (freshly printed) money was spent. Sure, Euro peasants will have a cold winter.
But for western elites, noihing is really at risk.US senators carry absolutely no risk of seing their sons come back from the front lines in boy bags. The current Ukraine situation is one where Russia cannot afford to loose, while the West can back off at any time with minimal damage.
Why do you think Russia does not try to hurt the actual western ruling classes ?
My own investigations are related to the basis for the current struggle which is the establishment of a New Economic Order that kicks the Outlaw US Empire’s 100+ year financial hegemony to the curb, which is a task undertaken by numerous nations, not just Russia and China. Indeed, much of what’s now occurring was somewhat attempted once before during the 1970s when the Non-Aligned Movement tried to establish the NIEO–New International Economic Order–but failed rather grandly as the Outlaw US Empire turned up the volume of the Washington Consensus and Neoliberal attacks on all other nations, not just those deemed adversaries. That initial attempt was well documented by two seminal works by Dr. Michael Hudson, Super Imperialism, and its sequel, Global Fracture. It will help readers greatly if they refer to the newest editions of both those works and Dr. Hudson’s Killing the Host. And then there’re the many essays and interviews Dr. Hudson has provided since the Great Bankster Fraud of 2007-8 and subsequent Obama Depression that remains ongoing.
I’ve found very little official critique of the fantastic amount of criminality that caused the 2007-8 global financial crisis; but based on the actions of affected nations, it’s now clear that the aim to defeat dollar hegemony was rekindled at that time, most prominently in the events that led to the attack and devastation of Libya which had the most advanced plan of action to become independent of the dollar. However, that attack merely served to add more impetus to nations forming an informal Arc of Resistance and to render their conversations about forming a new economic order mostly classified. That period of silence was broken in 2013 by Xi’s BRI announcement and the related announcement of The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. That bank was swiftly followed by The New Development Bank often called the BRICS Bank after its founding members. Both institutions offered direct competition to the IMF and World Bank which remain under US diktat. The launch of those two institutions was a direct result of the lessons learned from the NIEO’s failure to have independent institutions established prior to mounting the challenge.
The plethora of development and commercial organizations mostly in Eurasia along with transport corridors of all sorts, particularly Escobar’s Pipelinestan, is also part of this broad struggle. Recently a new term entered into the lexicon of Geoeconomics and Geopolitics–Technological Sovereignty–as a direct result of illegal sanctions levied by the Outlaw US Empire. Trump’s Trade War with China must be seen as one faction’s attempt to combat the erosion of the Empire’s economic hegemony, which was itself weakened greatly by its own Neoliberal policies. IMO, Russia’s SMO is also part of the bigger global struggle, which has served to attract more nations to the SCO and BRICS Flags, the recent SCO Summit being very emblematic. The nations coalescing together at the SCO consist of most of the world’s major energy producers, which is very important when this part of the Statement by the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Ensuring International Energy Security is read:
Clearly, the bolded text directly challenges the Outlaw US Empire/WEF Reset plans and states fossil fuels are key to developing stable green energy. I’m sure Big Oil was surprised, although resource sovereignty is also another key point in developing the new economic order. Xi’s warnings in his speech at Samarkand about the paramount importance of security and avoiding any further attempts at Color Revolutions anywhere was directly aimed at several “fence-sitting” nations, like Kazakhstan, and potential SCO aspirants like Azerbaijan. Indeed, given the fact that the #1 sponsor of Terrorism is the Outlaw US Empire, the SCO’s commitment to battling terrorism can be seen as cover for its ongoing struggle with the Empire despite SCO saying it’s not directed against any one nation or bloc.
Again, the above is what I’m currently researching and writing about. That I’m following Dr. Hudson’s path is no mere coincidence as we’re generally focused on the same happenings.
Banks in Turkey kowtowing to the US and canceling using the Russian MIR card. Since those threats worked for them the US is sure to use that with other nations. So how to counter those attacks? I would argue that the best move would be to for Russia to ban all Russian dealings with any foreign bank that follows US sanctions on Russia. No business dealings, no Russian personal dealings with them. Any Russian business or citizen having accounts or other dealings with those banks will be required to close them. And if they have any debts with those banks they can be considered null and void. Only a harsh response will stop the US from harming Russia’s bank arrangements in foreign states. Keep letting them get away with these attacks and Russia can kiss their foreign bank dealings goodbye:
Turkish banks suspend use of Russian payment system
The decision follows the threat of sanctions from Washington
Europe has an undeniable underlying social malaise. Why doesn’t Russia plant liberation movements in Europe? would bring chaos in the backyard of all Europe
As the title of today’s open tread reveals, it’s a total thrust surrounding Eurasia (mainly Russia – Central Asia) from Ukraine to Taiwan. The western aim is thwarting the Eurasian integration by pouring dollars into various contacts that they’ve already concocted in various countries in those regions. But in my opinion, for all intents and purposes, the big war has already a winner and that happened without firing nukes…more on that see: Will The United States and NATO Wake Up To What Happened at the Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization? at https://sonar21.com/.
So It was in Samarkand, Uzbekistan about two days ago when the SCO officially received Iran’s membership. The new international system has just been born replacing the old one which was worked out by the British some 200 years ago. Now for the Americans and their little guys in London, the game is basically finished. They better look for a new vocation beside finance. Also, thinking they could scare everybody with the end time nuclear threats is just their usual childish reaction which means they don’t have any capacity accepting a defeat.
For many of us who are often frustrated by Russia’s seemingly soft response with respect to the war in the Donbass, we should be relieved seeing how both Russia and China have already dealt a huge blow to the dollar empire without firing a shot. It explains the reason why at this time Russia is not interested about showing off her military capabilities with respect to the Neonazis, however may be later, depending on how the situation develops.
In my oblast in Brazil we have a saying that “it is easier to swamp a bull than to knock it down by the horns”. Let’s take this as a foundation. So far, what’s going on, objective?
1) The US is using what’s left of its financial power to harass Turkish banks [as it had previously done with Chinese banks]. therefore, their financial power is still great, so SCO/CSTO are crucial. 2) Kazakhstan has a dubious positioning, ok. However, beyond the explanation of “corrupted elites” there is the fact that in this tyrchic nation 1/3 of the population is ethnically Russian, and the ruling elites of the country are certainly also aware of the danger of irredentism. 3) The war in Ukraine is being economically advantageous for Russia, and as winter approaches, the more advantageous it will be. Remember Von Clausewitz: “War is politics by other means” and see that Russian politics is intelligent. Not to mention that, in addition to the obvious economic benefit, the eastern countries of NATO are burning weapons and ammunition and the western ones, money and resources. Not bad!
In short: what you have to do is remain attentive.
Europe’s € is anchored to the US$ through the Eurodollar market. Germany and the EU are protecting their financial and political elites, while sacrificing their industrial businesses and commoners.
Any discussion of Europe without the Euro$ arena, is missing the most important element and thereby mistaken or misleading. How many dollar loans have been created by the European banks? To serve these loans, the EU banks need dollars in the short term. So the dollar will go up against euro in the short term. How big is the European banks exposer to the derivatives market? If the Euro$ market fails, then German final elites and thereby political elites will lose big time. There is unity among thieves, it is the commoner that drives the SPORTIFICATION sphere and compete among each other. So the financial elites are happy to preserve their wealth and challenge Russia, and take risk with their energy supplies.
If the energy prices go up then the EU commoners will suffer and reduce their usage or pay more. The Mitterrand businesses will suffer and their valuations will go down. They will be acquired at cheap prices by the financial elites, Blackrock, Blackstone,… The EU is contracting to serve its financial elites and the Private Financial Empire. No surprise here.
Russia fueled its adversaries and weakened its allies over the last two decades. It demanded payment from its allies in its adversaries’ currencies ($€£).
Who is leading Europe’s challenge against China? The Financial sector… China is issuing Empire’s banks licenses to start their wealth management operations in China. China’s wealth will increase or Madoff moved to China? Well, the EU hadn’t approved the Comprehensive agreement on Investment or CAI, due to ? What were China’s mistaken assumption with CAI?
Regarding Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, may someone please explain in a nutshell what is going on?
I saw the maps of these countries and it is interesting to see pockets of sovereign Tajik territory inside the bulk of Kyrgyz territory. Kind of ethnic enclaves running through valleys, similar to what is found in the Balkans. Wikipedia points to water disputes.
This is a brief description of what’s happening there. As usual, the US is bribing various groups including corrupt business elites, local warlords, various ethnic groups in both countries whose interests are already tied to the US dollar or who are willing to join the $ system, in order to create troubles around Russia’s southern borders. The general idea is the old divide & rule strategy aimed at thwarting the Eurasian integration movement which is detrimental to the US and its little UK busboy.
There is indeed a business like show business. It’s the news. – Paul Krassner
I’m hearing some chatter on Ukraine getting their desired security guarantees and approval to join NATO. Dodgy source says to look for WW3 official on paper in days. They also said that Armenia invoked Article 4 which opens a second war front. With 800 bases around the world, I’d say there’s at least 800 fronts but there’s actually more. America doesn’t play well with others.
Erdogan is stabbing Russia in the back, literally, with Russia’s back seeming exposed when it faces Ukraine. Why does Putin befriend backstabbers?
Pushilin, head of the DPR, wrote to Putin for the DPR to be incorporated into the RF. Referendum to be held this week, from Sept 23 – 27.
Looks like a done deal that DRP and LPR will officially become part of the Russia state. This is of phenomenal significance. Any attack against DRP and LPR will be taken as directly attacking Russia motherland.
That’s exactly the escalation after the clowns PR counteroffensive.
We all thought about more weapons, mobilitization and the sort but nobody thought about that move.
If those territories become russian land, any attack by Nato (even proxy ones with nato weapons) is a direct attack to russian land.
That’s much more heavy for Nato then a counter counteroffensive, which is actually happening because ukies are trapped, but medias don’t talk about it.
So that’s the first time, I guess, something like this happens to Nato. Some other power that says: ok, now we look each other in the eyes, you wanna make a war against me? Make it. It’s a very impressive gambling. Things can really escalate quickly and badly but that’s what Nato wanted to do. They could have stopped the war since day 1, now the time is over.
Can you help? I’ve read all the Saker analysis of the Schwedt refinery in Germany and the immense difficulties of converting to gas other than Russian. Now I read that Germany has taken over the refinery and will process gas coming via Gdansk. Either the gas is being brought in covertly from Russia or Scholz is once again deceiving the German people and he declines to explain the difficulties in transitioning to other forms of gas and the timeframe needed.
Yeah, the real counteroffensive is the attempt to create more war fronts on Russia borders, especially central asia and caucasus.
There is no way that the clowns of Kiev can make a serious counteroffensive on Donbass and russia controlled territories.
So that’s the real point, Nato will try to bribe and corrupt any nation around Russia, as recent Kazakhistan and Armienia issues denoted.
The financial vampires controlling Natostan have the power to do it, of course, because bribe and corruption is the core of their system.
But they really cannot do anything if Russia/China/India make a block and work together against them.
My real question- and it’s a question I have since February- is: can this Russia/China/India alliance stay and grow without conflicts and issues?
That’s the only way to defeat the AngloAmericanSionist financial empire.
If any problem arises inside this very powerful RussianChineseIndian block, then things can get very difficult and complicated.
I see India as the weakest part of it, because it long has strong ties with England and Usa and it’s a quite unstable democracy. If the congress party wins election, for example, things can drastically change.
And India has problematic issues with China and Pakistan since a long time.
And then we have this dangerous Kazakhistan situation that can create instability in central Asia.
So things are still not clear at all and evolving.
By the way, I remember that someone used to say that Kazakhstan was ruled by an elite of illuminati, it was a period when many conspiracy theories were popping up so I don’t really know what to think about it.
Does anyone have some serious information about that?
Putin announces partial mobilization
Russia needs to fight Ukraine across a frontline of over 1,000 km, the Russian president says :
THE REAL GAME CHANGER JUST GOT STARTED !!!
ESCALATION TO NATO DECLARING WAR?
–Two reports that China & Russia are taking down low orbit US satellites that aid in targetting
— This in response to US supplying GPS-guided munitions to strike the Zaporzh ia nuclear plant.
— Now constant reports of German and French soldiers operating their own nation’s heavy equipment in Ukraine– hence not deniable as “mercenaries.”
— Now-constant reports of British, Australian & US fighters, saboteurs, instructors, etc– more than previously.
— Russia’s partial mobilization will add 300,000 troops into Ukraine
— Two US ships w marines aboard recently arrived in Poland’s Gdansk port. First time ever in the Baltic, they’re landing ships for amphibious assault. Kaliningrad is right there. British govt for unk reasons are predicting Russia may attack Estonia (Eastern end of the Baltic); is this propaganda cover for something US is planning?
— Russia’s stopped all gas to EU, except to Hungary, has dismantled part of Nord Stream 2– provocation or belief that peace isn’t coming?
— In late June NATO agreed to increase high readiness forces to more than 300,000 in the near future on the eastern flank. Biden announced the intention to establish permanent headquarters of the US Fifth Army Corps in Europe in Poland.
–two divisions Chechens mobilizing (that’s 20-30,000)
–There are reports Ukraine is now drafting women
— Russian rhetoric clearly escalating. Medvedev: “If these half-wits continue the unrestrained supplies of most dangerous types of weapons to the Kyiv regime, sooner or later the military campaign will move to another level. Visible boundaries and predictability. . . will disappear.
— Legal basis for NATO to defend non-NATO Ukraine: a 10-page security document composed by former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen & Zelensky’s people. It calls for continued military and financial aid for Ukraine by the guarantors. This is the doc that Moscow says will bankrupt Europe cuz it compels them to continue to buy military materiel from US for Ukraine. As a defense treaty, if signed by enough countries it nearly amounts to a declaration of war.
— Carrot: 16 countries have been promised mapped-out parts of Ukraine to “rebuild” (colonize via asset takeover) after Russia is defeated in Ukraine. The agreement provides for Russian-financed reparations of 3/4 trillion dollars. (They’ve already confiscated/frozen about $500 billion, no?) For example, Switzerland used to have a colony in Odessa, so Odessa oblast is to be divided between Switzerland and France. It’s a formal document arising out of a recent meeting in Salzburg.
Think how much food & energy-production can be bombed out of existence once war is officially declared– & how many people can be killed. It’s the obvious move; TPTB have been making slow-boiling frogs out of us. It’s mandatory that we take all available steps to stop this. Stopping ANYTHING after they’ve actually declared war will be much more difficult. They can assert every variant of emergency provision, including censorship, increased surveillance, digital money, etc.
A friend of mine, a Ukrainian with family hailing from Zaporozhye, is a farmer, philosopher and geopolitical analyst, incisively intelligent, and brutally honest about his fellow Ukrainians and their role in the West’s proxy war with Russia. Unprintable, most of it. Here’s the printable: Russia has existential necessity to deal with Ukrainian Nazi elements used by the West like human garbage to create a global conflict. These have no scruples. They will do anything. Anything. Conversely, another Ukrainian in my acquaintance is coldly insistent that people killed by the Ukrainian army “are Russians, you know.” Like, you do realize that’s enough reason to shoot them? Anyhow? Our Ukrainian friend tells everyone that if they need to leave the city, they can make their way to him because he has food stored. He says the famine planned for Africa by the West is coming to us in the West instead of Africa. Wjat goes around, comes around, doesn’t it.