The following is an email reply I made to a friend Wednesday night, the night of the ‘Invasion of The Ukrainian Body Snatchers’. This friend, knowing of my studies of the Slavic nations, asked me what I could make of the situation. My reply is then followed by my further observations of today, Thursday. It’s a little choppy, there hasn’t been time to smooth the wording. It’s sort of a ‘stream of unconsciousness’. But this post, both parts, reflects my thoughts as this thing unfolds in real time.
Editor’s note: Except for fixing the links, there is no editing; this is the actual email.
Well, I think once again, Vlad the Fox (who knows many things) has outwitted Slow Joe, the Hedgehog (who knows only one thing; Russia!) . Vlad came un-invited to the All-Ukraine coming-out party hosted by NATO. But Vlad studiously avoided the large buffet. Instead, he went straight to the dessert table, where he is casually (and slowly) nibbling away, chewing very slowly, while talking and laughing with his eastern Ukrainian friends from Donetsk and Lukansk who also came to the party. Those friends no longer consider themselves to be ‘only’ Ukrainians. They are also fully Russian, Da? Vlad obviously feels right at home here, and why not? He too is fully Russian, Da!
There’s a whole story untold here, but the bottom line is this- Vlad is a calm, cool and collected chess player who refuses to get excited or mad. He is obviously working according to a plan that he has confidence in. Chess grand-masters think about every move, well in advance. I have seen nothing that makes me doubt Vlad’s skill or will. And nothing from Emperor Joe that assures me the West has a bright future.
And truth be told, this Western waning may simply be another outgrowth of the badly-done but evidently ‘accepted’ Fatima Consecration. You know, whereby the faithful don’t get the whole enchilada of blessings, but neither do we get the whole foretold chastisement. This slowly unfolding dismemberment of NATO and the Empire may actually be the least violent means of the prophesied Russian ascendancy. Which is still plainly in play.
The wild card, in my mind, is China and Xi, as I think they will now move to eliminate (literally) the Indians, their closest true demographic and numerical nuclear foe. Their foes, the Paki’s, are the perfect foil for this tension, and China is firmly wedded to Pakistan. After all, it was at Lop Nor (in China) that the Paki’s got to test their first (and subsequent) nukes.
And India? It has NO alliances, with us or Russia. No one will come to their aid. The outsourced Help Desk will be closed. Permanento. And once the world sees the savagery that ensues in this theatre, there will be no one that wants to help Taiwan. Or South Korea, or Japan, or the Philippines, or………. (you get the idea). No one in East Asia wants to see the sequel of ‘Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Bombay’, especially at a theatre near them.
Why would China do this? Well, why risk damaging the jewels (Taiwan and the semi-conductor gold mine, etc.) when you can burn down a distant poor neighborhood that no one prizes nor wants to risk life and limb to save? The double benefit, for China, will be a possible decimation (in the true sense) of the Muslim world. No one will notice the disappearance of the Uighurs, I’ll bet. Or the Paki’s who died for Allah.
The reviews of this horror flick will be great reading for NBA die-hards.
So, The Bear gets the West, rather peaceably, and The Dragon gets the East, rather un-peaceably. Everyone (but the Empire) gets what they want . Gas and blood flow freely. No tariffs now.
And there are lessons here. But these lessons are no longer a required part of the current-day Imperial Foreign Service curriculum. The specific lesson we need to focus on is the, the Treaty of Rapallo, in 1922. This treaty is what laid the actual foundation for the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939 that pre-planned the dismembering of Poland between the two wolves that flanked it. The current Sino-Soviet duet seems like a mirror image of those inter-war years.
I just finished an excellent book on the secret provisions of this Treaty of Rapallo (1922) and the lesson seems clear- Russia is now in the midst of another Faustian bargain, this time with China. My guess is Vlad has learned from Uncle Joe’s mistake of thinking he would be able to beat Hitler to the punch. Vlad learns from other people’s mistakes, which is why he makes so few. And I still don’t think he has mis-read the will of the West. His real concern is actually China. But for now, all is well in the Great Halls of the East.
Anyway, I will write something soon, but here’s my guess: we will have Cold War II, to partially satisfy the War Hawks (and their industrial allies), and Vlad will continue to nibble. By the way, click this link for a look at something 99.9999% of people are unaware of; the existence of the People’s Republic of Trans-Dnistria. This dagger of land on the western edge of Ukraine is the location of the actual beginnings of the dismemberment of Ukraine in 1990. After Vlad’s Crimean move in 2014, the head of Transnistria requested to join the Russian Federation. Hahahahah!!! So, Ukraine is almost totally surrounded by Russian break-away operatives (including Belarus). Vlad eats slowly so as to avoid indigestion. But he doesn’t stop eating. Ever.
Yes, I know, too much info!!!
We’ll have plenty to talk about when I visit after Easter. And maybe even more, depending on upcoming events (may they be few). Stay safe till then!
THURSDAY NIGHT THOUGHTS
Well, that’s where I was at late last night. Now it is Thursday noon, and nothing has changed, in my tiny mind. Vlad is still at the Ukrainian NATO-Anticipation fest, but the mood of the Kievan hosts has noticeably soured. Vlad won’t leave on his own, and no one from NATO is coming to oust him.
The Press, of course, is screaming their heads off. But they’ve been doing that for months now, and I’ll bet that a huge number of little people (who have tuned out the MSM and Fox as well) aren’t even aware of what may or may not be happening halfway around the world. Nor do they care.
But some still do. And they always ask the question that betrays their ignorance of Mankind’s actual history. And their question is always ‘What does Putin really want?”
Well, the answer to that, to an experienced criminal mind, is very easy. In one easy word, as Mel would say, the answer is always PAYBACK. As in vengeance.
But ‘vengeance is Mine’, sayeth The Lord. And He means it. I have to admit I am a heavy sinner in this department of spiritual deportment. As most of us are, if we are honest once a day.
What’s Vlad want payback for? Here’s where people’s eyes glaze over as you recount the nations that have tried to encircle, betray and enslave Russia. Starting with the Swedes (who actually accomplished it first, through the Rurikid Dynasty). And then again in the early 1200’s, but successfully resisted by ‘Saint’ Alexander Nevsky. To Russia’s own detriment as they enlisted in the Khan’s Horde.
The litany rolls on. Poland, Lithuania, Prussia, France, England, Austria, Germany, and of course, us. Notice, this litany that Vlad repeats endlessly, concerns enemies that lie (in all senses) in the West. And my list above is not nearly exhaustive.
But what about the Mongol Horde? And their Turkic cousins? Why doesn’t Vlad ever mention them? Well, there’s a reason, and we’ll get to that. And Vlad will, too, eventually. But all of the historic truths he speaks ignore Russia’s own errors, the chief one being her chauvinistic outlook on who should rule the world. That is to say, the same chauvinism her tormentors exhibited over the centuries.
Anyway, Vlad could be forgiven if he sensed the current maneuverings as simply another Western attempt to destroy his people. But who are ‘his’ people? That’s what’s being decided right now. And since every nation is built on a culture, and every culture reflect its cult, this is actually a religious war. As most are.
So, ultimately, what Vlad wants is homage and hegemony. Everywhere. This fact will lead to the unwinding of Russia’s current Faustian bargain, with the Devils of the East. But that’s not today’s story. Today, we are looking West, and wondering what Vlad sees through his field glasses. And if I was going to try and predict what he will do, (and I will), here’s what I expect.
First of all, as I have said, Vlad is patient. He knows his greatest asset is the feckless nature of the modern West. The clock is in his favor. No need to grab the buffet carcass and run. Just keep munching at the dessert bar. He knows that unless he crosses the western borders of Ukraine, NATO will not appear on his radar. All Vlad must do is neuter the air and naval forces of Ukraine. And it appears he is doing just that, as I write.
Then, taking a favorite page from the Empire’s playbook, declare a No-Fly zone over Ukraine. Shoot down ANY aircraft that penetrate it. All the civilian airlines have already halted all flights over Ukraine. Anything else is presumably military.
Same thing with the scanty remains of the Ukraine Navy in the Black Sea. And take the nuclear powerplant at Chernobyl, as it is just a few miles from those other Russians in Belarus. No need to let that genie out of the bottle again, for any false-flag reason. Same thing with the Russian pipelines to Europe that cross Ukraine. Guard the pumping stations, for sure. And sever all rail links to the west. Let’s see how many freedom convoys the EU sends to help, hahahah! In short, act like Trudeau.
Almost all of this can be accomplished by air. With missiles, generally. Put Ukraine under the equivalent of the quarantine as Kennedy did to Cuba in 1962 (before blinking, and removing our missiles from Turkey, which sparked that whole confrontation). If I were Vlad (and be glad I’m not!), I would also destroy every airfield in western Ukraine
At that point there is no need to advance regular ground troops much beyond the western borders of the ‘republics’ of Donetsk and Luhansk. Who now have some ‘international’ recognition, and who invited Vlad in earlier this week. How nice of them to invite him to the party!
I wonder if any of the idiots who thought up this NATO-Ukraine engagement party are having any second thoughts now. Actually, they aren’t. They are counting on Vlad taking these steps. They know Vlad is rational. They only want Cold War II, not Hot War III, which they surely must know they (and many others) would lose if Vlad gets mad.
Their real mistake lies just over the time horizon that they so shortsightedly see. What do I mean? Simple. This isn’t really about Ukraine. It’s about the playoffs. They think there will be another round before the finals. But the West has been eliminated as a serious contender. Covid took care of that. Only Russia and China remain.
Next, after the initial missile waves lets up, comes payback for the continental NATO weasels. I’m sure someone will damage the NordStream II pipeline venture sidelined by the Krauts. Well, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out who suffers from that. All Vlad has to do is declare that no belligerents will receive anymore natural gas, or even crude. Moscow will be the warmest city in Europe. Let’s see whose house of cards collapses now.
Remember, Vlad has the largest pile of cash and gold (outside of China) and the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio in the developed world. And it is the number one or two top producers of gold, diamonds, uranium, coal, wheat. And a big producer of scores of other mineral wealth (copper, aluminum, etc).
So, Vlad doesn’t have to do any of that economic blackmail stuff (although he could, quite successfully). Why? Because those witless Europeans are quite aware of the contorted position they are now in. They have already surrendered, all though a few don’t seem to be aware of this fact. They still mouth Imperial slogans, but the vast majority of them are winking at each other as they repeat Joe’s empty words. Regardless of what anybody says, only actions speak now. And Vlad has acted.
So, no matter what anyone in the West says, Russia will still be able to sell all her goods to others, especially China, the largest consumer of all these same things. And Russians have already been numbed to the chanting of ‘sanctions’ from the West. The common Russian hasn’t been able to buy western products for years. They no longer care. Why? They don’t watch CNN. By volume, that’s America’s largest export. And guess what? My internet link to RT (Russia Today) is now dead. But CNN still works, here in the Empire. Amazing coincidence, eh?
Bottom line, the West has nothing Russia needs. Especially weapons. Russia is an exporter of that product line, actually. And in fact, Ukraine is now the largest importer of them now. Duty-free, and free delivery to boot.
What to do now? Do what we forgot to do for the last hundred years. Pray for our enemies, instead of demonizing them. Why? Because now they ARE demons. OUR demons. We should have listened to The Beautiful Lady. But her Help Desk is still open. And she takes all calls personally. With no outsourced accent.
Got any Holy Water?
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Beautiful writing style! Thanks.
That was a very interesting and insightful post, Ianto, thank you.
CNN et al. love to blather on about how defending Ukraine is all about “DEFENDING DEMOCRACY!!!!”
On the other hand, “Homeland Security Today.US” (where you’ll find hardly a word about our own southern border) tells us why Ukraine (really) matters:
“Why does Ukraine matter?”
“How the independent, sovereign, democratic nation of Ukraine (their words, not mine…wasn’t there a coup in 2014?) ranks:
“1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;
2nd place in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world’s reserves);
2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);
2nd place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;
3rd place in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters)
8th place in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons)
Ukraine is an agricultural country:
1st in Europe in terms of arable land area;”
…and the list of material wealth goes on and on. Read it here:
I haven’t forgotten the things I learned growing up at the end of the Cold War. And I teach my kids. I haven’t quite figured out what to trade my dollars for before it goes bust, but I’ll get an answer soon.
”We’ll have plenty to talk about when…”
Refresh your glass while I put another log on the fire. Then take up yon harp, and sing, bard!
And India? It has NO alliances, with us or Russia. No one will come to their aid.
Slight disagreement here, and hats off to India if it pulls it off. Indians in America are quickly becoming the new jews. They are methodically replacing the jews in America who replaced the WASPS much like they did wrt the Amsterdam diamond trade. Already, they have a stranglehold on Sillicon Valley, they are increasingly moving into finance and medicine, they are well represented in politics (one heart-beat away from having a half Indian in the White House) and through H1b are flooding the market in middle class key management spots.
When the time comes, the I in AIPAC will switch from Israeli to Indian, with the consequent “greatest ally” benefits (for them, not us).
A lot of US tech jobs are 2-tiered in that Indians get the short end of the stick in terms of pay, working conditions, etc. If they complain, they are fired (by their Indian manager).
The Kiev Chickens have come home to roost.
It does us Catholics well to remember that Catholic Prophecy holds that a great Pope (Haven’t had one in a long time) and a great French Monarch (Yeah, the Monarchy will be restored in France at some future point) form a bond that results in a miraculous defeat of Russia in Germany.
In the meantime, I think Zacharias has a warning about nuclear war for us
Zacharias 14: 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord shall strike all nations that have fought against Jerusalem: the flesh of every one shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
I’m not clear where “Catholic Prophecy” holds this, Mick. Perhaps in some private revelation, but the teachings of the Church do not require all Catholics to hold to private revelations, and to claim that it is a teaching for all Catholics looks an awful lot like the woo of the Pentacostals.
Putin is absolutely a smart man. Which is more than we have going with the Obama Chicago Thug Crew running our puppet — they’ve got boat loads of vicious and cunning but are pretty low on actual intelligence.
And Putin is no saint. Putin looks out for Putin first, his nation second. Not a bad deal for them. Again, way better than our deal where the Obama-Crew is making open war on us.
Guaranteed Putin did ALL his homework before starting this. He KNOWS he can pull off his objectives.
USA needs to keep our nose OUT of this.
The Ukraine “leader” is a SOROS PUPPET installed in a COLOR REVOLUTION just like the one that got us OBiden.
Those opposed to the filthy Soros agenda have been squashed and silenced ever since.
Military desertions HAVE been off the charts.
The PEOPLE are NOT behind the SOROS PUPPET.
The Soros-Puppet-Government is so desperate now that they’re trying to get civilians to lob molitov cocktails.
Bet on it that the global elite have ALL kinds of bad business they’ve been running over there behind the shield of the Soros-Puppet-Government. You name it. We saw the filthy tip of the ice burg exposed by the Hunter Biden scandals.
The Orthodox prelates has spoken up more than once affirming that the people share religion/culture.
Here we go. Putin making it crystal clear his target is the SOROS-PUPPET-GOVERNMENT that has been oppressing people that SHARE their culture/religion.
Dear Nate. “Trial, Tribulation & Triumph” Before, During, and After Antichrist” Desmond A. Birch
Page 553-554 A hypothetical chronology table based on early prophecies previously addressed individually
#14 The Great King (France) will lead his forces (against terrible odds) until finally, after attending Mass in Btemen he leads his troops to victory in Westphalia…The Russians and Prussians will be totally defeated..the great King chase the invading Moslem army back to the holy land
Fr. William Most observes He (Birch) utilizes four solid sources – Catechism, Scripture, Tradition found in the documents of the Magisterium and in the virtually unanimous majority opinions of the early Fathers of the Church…showing they are passing on truths revealed from the beginning by Christ himself…”
It is worth of note that Birch does not accept the putative prophecies of Joachim of Fiore, Telephorus of Cosenza, Nostradamus, and the list of popes by Malachy
It’s a great book, well researched and worthy.
I never claimed it was a teaching.
In case you missed it, here’s the scoop, straight from the horse’s mouth. This is what Russia’s actions are about. This is about based vs. de-based:
APPENDIX – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Speech At The Plenary Session Of The 18th Annual Meeting Of The Valdai International Discussion Club
“Where are the humanitarian fundamentals of Western political thought? … What are the general ethical limits in the world where the potential of science and machines are becoming almost boundless? … Some people in the West believe that an aggressive elimination of entire pages from their own history, ‘reverse discrimination’ against the majority in the interests of a minority, and the demand to give up the traditional notions of mother, father, family and even gender, they believe that all of these are the mileposts on the path towards social renewal.
“Listen, I would like to point out once again that they have a right to do this, we are keeping out of this. But we would like to ask them to keep out of our business as well. We have a different viewpoint, at least the overwhelming majority of Russian society – it would be more correct to put it this way – has a different opinion on this matter. We believe that we must rely on our own spiritual values, our historical tradition, and the culture of our multiethnic nation.
“The advocates of so-called ‘social progress’ believe they are introducing humanity to some kind of a new and better consciousness. Godspeed, hoist the flags, as we say, go right ahead. The only thing that I want to say now is that their prescriptions are not new at all. It may come as a surprise to some people, but Russia has been there already. After the 1917 revolution, the Bolsheviks, relying on the dogmas of Marx and Engels, also said that they would change existing ways and customs, and not just political and economic ones, but the very notion of human morality and the foundations of a healthy society. The destruction of age-old values, religion, and relations between people, up to and including the total rejection of family (we had that, too), encouragement to inform on loved ones – all this was proclaimed progress and, by the way, was widely supported around the world back then and was quite fashionable, same as today. By the way, the Bolsheviks were absolutely intolerant of opinions other than theirs.
“This, I believe, should call to mind some of what we are witnessing now. Looking at what is happening in a number of Western countries, we are amazed to see the domestic practices – which we, fortunately, have left, I hope – in the distant past. The fight for equality and against discrimination has turned into aggressive dogmatism bordering on absurdity, when the works of the great authors of the past – such as Shakespeare – are no longer taught at schools or universities, because their ideas are believed to be backward. The classics are declared backward and ignorant of the importance of gender or race. In Hollywood, memos are distributed about proper storytelling and how many characters of what color or gender should be in a movie. This is even worse than the agitprop department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
“Countering acts of racism is a necessary and noble cause, but the new ‘cancel culture’ has turned it into ‘reverse discrimination’ – that is, reverse racism. The obsessive emphasis on race is further dividing people, when the real fighters for civil rights dreamed precisely about erasing differences and refusing to divide people by skin color. I specifically asked my colleagues to find the following quote from Martin Luther King: ‘I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by their character.’ This is the true value. However, things are turning out differently there. By the way, the absolute majority of Russian people do not think that the color of a person’s skin or their gender is an important matter. Each of us is a human being. This is what matters.
“In a number of Western countries, the debate over men’s and women’s rights has turned into a perfect phantasmagoria. Look, beware of going where the Bolsheviks once planned to go – not only communalizing chickens, but also communalizing women. One more step and you will be there.”
“Zealots of these new approaches even go so far as to want to abolish these concepts altogether. Anyone who dares mention that men and women actually exist, which is a biological fact, risks being ostracized. ‘Parent number one’ and ‘parent number two,’ ‘birthing parent’ instead of ‘mother,’ and ‘human milk’ replacing ‘breastmilk’ because it might upset the people who are unsure about their own gender. I repeat, this is nothing new; in the 1920s, the so-called Soviet Kulturtraegers also invented some newspeak believing they were creating a new consciousness and changing values that way. And, as I have already said, they made such a mess it still makes one shudder at times.
“Not to mention some truly monstrous things when children are taught from an early age that a boy can easily become a girl and vice versa. That is, the teachers actually impose on them a choice we all supposedly have. They do so while shutting the parents out of the process and forcing the child to make decisions that can upend their entire life. They do not even bother to consult with child psychologists – is a child at this age even capable of making a decision of this kind? Calling a spade a spade, this verges on a crime against humanity, and it is being done in the name and under the banner of progress.
“Well, if someone likes this, let them do it. I have already mentioned that, in shaping our approaches, we will be guided by a healthy conservatism. That was a few years ago, when passions on the international arena were not yet running as high as they are now, although, of course, we can say that clouds were gathering even then. Now, when the world is going through a structural disruption, the importance of reasonable conservatism as the foundation for a political course has skyrocketed – precisely because of the multiplying risks and dangers, and the fragility of the reality around us.”
re: “Not to mention some truly monstrous things when children are taught from an early age that a boy can easily become a girl and vice versa. That is, the teachers actually impose on them a choice we all supposedly have.
They do so while shutting the parents out of the process and forcing the child to make decisions that can upend their entire life. They do not even bother to consult with child psychologists – is a child at this age even capable of making a decision of this kind?
Calling a spade a spade, this verges on a crime against humanity, and it is being done in the name and under the banner of progress.”
One HAS to ask – who does he sound like?
re: “Putin making it crystal clear” at address: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/transcripts/67843
That address is unreachable. Furthermore, it doesn’t respond to a TCP/IP ‘ping’ (at least to my pings). Do you know where that is posted on a ‘mirror’ site?
The Philippines has been quietly aligning with China for a while, in spite of all the talk otherwise. Many in the political class (including Duterte) have Chinese ancestors / relatives in their family line. The writing is on the wall for the American Empire. Not long before the prospect of hypersonic missile barrages neutralize the worth of the American Carrier Groups.
Vladimir Putin – “Empire of Lies” Speech – Full – February 24, 2022
English Subtitles islandonlinenews (channel)
Regarding the rail lines running west, there is a built-in chokepoint at the Polish border (with the exception of one line to Katowice) as the gauge changes from Russian to European. Collect the wheels and traffic grinds to a halt either way.
Fatima is being fulfilled more and more as we draw closer to 2029.
I remind everyone that part of that concerns the scenario called…
The Annihilation of Nations.
Between low child births, vexxine brouhaha, and naturally the spectre of war whereby we may see the accomplishment of ocean waves overrunning the Earth and Fire coming down from the sky, both accomplishable with nuclear missiles detonating near the show or above the sky, I’d say the end is drawing nigh.
Whether any of us will personally live to see the triumph, the holy Pope, and the reconquista… well… we’re certainly in for a ride.
The good news is that given Fatima promised these disasters for our stupidity amd negligence, its promises of salvation and recourse to her majesty, can save our souls at the very least. And that is a comforting thought!
I have had insane problems getting it to load too. I smell monkey business!
But I have a work around that has seemed to work for this (and sometimes for other things).
You go to the “print friendly” site where you can turn pages into print-friendly pdfs. Then have them load the page and it seems to come up.
So try going here (which theoretically should open print friendly WITH the Putin address loaded):
Go to: http://www.printfriendly.com
And then put the Putin url in the box: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/transcripts/67843
Hope that helps!
If the print friendly work around doesn’t work the pdf is here:
Anyone who has worked in the developing world, as I have, will know the extent to which Indian and Pakistani expats drive their economies. For this reason I believe a war between China, Pakistan and India would set the entire world on fire. Fighting would break out between these two groups wherever and whenever they exist, no matter the borders.
I did not think that Putin would be stupid enough to actually invade. He may have been concerned about the security issues wrt Ukraine, but all he has achieved is to put the entire world on notice of his true intentions. Military escalation must follow. Biden will get his 10% increase in the Pentagon budget and perhaps more. Just guessing but that increase will probably be more than the entire GDP of Ukraine. Western countries will have a security state on steroids now.
Second thing that occurred to me is: What does the (Russian) Eastern Orthodox Church have to say about all this?
Great thoughts by Ianto (as usual) and thank you Briggs for posting it.
Some items to round out background on the situation in Ukraine/Russia
Video Interview with Intel expert Larry Johnson:
Article by Larry Johnson:
On April 23, 2020 the US Embassy in Ukraine acknowledged that there are biological laboratories in Ukraine that are under the control of the Pentagon.
The laboratories are located in Odessa, Vinnytsia, Uzhgorod, Lvov (three), Kiev (three), Kherson, Ternopol, and near Crimea and Lugansk.
ARCHIVED copy of article that appears to have been wiped at its original location:
@Kathleen February 25, 2022 at 11:14 pm
re: “I have had insane problems getting it to load too. I smell monkey business!”
Wikipedia has taken notice of that too:
“On Feb 24, 2022, the site was unavailable along with several other governmental Russian websites while Russia led its attack on Ukraine.”
Note  refers to “Kremlin website goes dark”. The Independent. 2022-02-24. Retrieved 2022-02-24.”
Story link: https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/kremlin-website-down-broken-russia-putin-ukraine-b2022503.html
I will give your “printer friendly” approach a try too!
I’m getting DNS errors which spells monkey business by those in between us and them but I can’t prove it.
Some additional important items for those working on getting up to speed on the Ukraine/Russia situation
Stew Peters Show. Covers a bunch of the history and the MOUNTAIN of corruption created over in the Ukraine by the globalist cabal featuring everyone’s favorite gal, Hillary:
Journalist George Webb proving YET MORE on the mountain of corruption, the western cabal’s hand in it and the bio labs:
The Expose on YET MORE of the corruption, bio lab, etc, insanity:
And there are reports coming in of MASSIVE document burnings at the government buildings where the Color-Revolution-Installed-Puppet Government are cornered. Evacuation on the way!
Here is another article to throw into the hopper. Some of us were not aware of the intensity of religious differences in Ukraine:
“About a third of modern-day Ukraine is overwhelmingly Russian Orthodox. This is all in the east. The rest is Eastern-rite Catholic. The shallow thinkers in the media and modern foreign policy establishments don’t think culture and religion mean much of anything. They are wrong. The border between Russian Orthodox and Eastern-rite Catholic in Ukraine is almost as sharply defined as the border between the north and the south was in the American Civil War. Most Russian Orthodox consider themselves Russian. Most Eastern-rite Catholics consider themselves Ukrainian. That is a problem that has been festering since the Soviet break-up over 30 years ago….”
This is how I feel about it (hat tip to Chauncy):
You can follow developments at the Saker (absolutely not impartial but looks to be fairly grounded in reality)
Day 3 in progress
Day 2 wrap up
Why did the US Embassy in Ukraine just delete their entire bio-weapons lab database/website?
Including Archived Copy Link! Get yours today!
not exactly sure why you permit lame, limp-wristed, pseudo-Catholics and Putin-apologists to post here, but hey, it be your blog…
Shecky, Nice to know you’re pro-war. Go get ’em, tiger. Send pics when you get to Ukraine. I’ll post them.
Shecky, I’m just trying to understand who is feeling the ‘heat’ from the verbiage when Putin writes the following:
– – – – – – – – – – – – –
“Not to mention some truly monstrous things when children are taught from an early age that a boy can easily become a girl and vice versa. That is, the teachers actually impose on them a choice we all supposedly have.
They do so while shutting the parents out of the process and forcing the child to make decisions that can upend their entire life. They do not even bother to consult with child psychologists – is a child at this age even capable of making a decision of this kind?
Calling a spade a spade, this verges on a crime against humanity, and it is being done in the name and under the banner of progress.”
– – – – – – – – – – – – –
Shecky, might this come as a surprise that there *is* a segment of the West who subscribe to such as Putin is referring?
Apparently Trump threatened to flatten Moscow if Putin invaded Ukraine according to the NY Post.
Clearly more effective than:
Maybe a good finger wagging is in order.
With Trump in charge, Putin was kept in order and lines of communication were open.
You’ve got it already
We are next, we as in the UK.
Ukraine resistance is a sure sign of the spirit of goodness.
Yet Jesus preached “do not resist evil” I think appealing to Putin’s jealousy and his pride is dangerous and wrong.
People on Media need to think about what they’re saying.
I notice they’re run out of insults and metaphors for someone bad since they used them all up on Trump. It now seems empty listening to CNN, not that I gave it more than a couple of minutes. Currently Sky’s doing the best job. ..Now have Fox news on Alexa.
Media have a lot to answer for.
New laws expected over here to update our traitor laws…think that’s ging to sort some of the media out, about time
How about that! Our overlords aren’t JUST deleting their documents on their Ukrainian BIO LABS as fast as they can! (Get you’re archived copies here while you can! https://gab.com/IamTHE3percent/posts/107860785599275446 )
They are staging an ongoing dinner theater production of a FICTIONAL version of what’s going on on the ground in Ukraine!
We’ve got a CNN reporter that CNN trotted out as DEAD in 2018 that’s miraculously returned to life only to die again over in the Ukraine with the SAME PHOTO!
We’ve got film of people being made up with fake blood and bandages.
We’ve got a picture of a little girl with “blood” stains that is the EXACT same little girl picture trotted out years ago.
We’ve got blown up military vehicles from SYRIA being trotted out as being Russian vehicles in the Ukraine.
And on. and on. and on. and on.
Stop by Gab.
Some coverage from the always worth a visit Conservative Treehouse on the OVERLORDS theater production.
Kathleen, if you think you’re seeing fake news, fake blood and bandages?
Well here, there has been no news with blood featuring. NONE.
We have seen one Ukrainian soldier with a shrapnel wound on his left shoulder/neck.
That’s about it.
There have apparently been pictures of bodies lying in the road which reporters were not sure were Russian or not.
Black news is not a new thing. Then there is the fact that Russia has been pumping fake news for a long while.
Are you suggesting that the situation is not as bad as the entire world, pretty much, think? How are you going to react when the real guns come out? How bad does it have to be for you to believe?
Putin came to dinner:
Joy, dear, one time response, I do not converse with trolls. Ever. Feel free to address me all that you’d like. I will not be engaging in discussion with you. Thank you!
Ukraine’s Deadly Gamble:
By tying itself to a reckless and dangerous America, the Ukrainians made a blunder that client states will study for years to come
By Lee Smith
Read Article: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/ukraines-deadly-gamble
Kathleen, I am not a troll, I am a long time commenter, contributor and erstwhile donor…to this blog. Before covid denial madness ensued, anyway. ..and at least some of the false prophecies started.
No need for you to make pronouncements, we’re all free to respond or not at any given time.
There are no such things as trolls. They are mythical creatures!
If I have to be something like that? then I’m a fairy
we disagree, again.
Few can claim wisdom about the invasion from more than a few months out.
Many who are Russian cannot understand Putin’s actions.
One of our long time diplomats said that he believes the west did not take Russia seriously enough with threats in the past. However everyone to a T, almost , and from polar opposite side, politically, have failed to understand the spy who loved Russia to death.
He hasn’t heard of “if you love something set it free…” etc.
No innocent party deserves the treatment metered out to them from Vlad.
It looked like he might redeem himself and many disagreed with the constant goading of Russia which used to take place via the media. But! alas! he’s been playing the long game as it so often looked, in plain sight.
Regarding America, Trump had the right notions about international politics as they are today/were when he took office.
Why the blame and focus is on Ukraine? Some American hangover from the election and the attempted impeachment? Biden escapes criticism?
Ukraine makes the mistake of thinking that joining the EU is better than standing alone. Maybe after this and when the EU breaks up, they will realise they have the nerve to make it on their own. The outcome has been the same, regardless. EU membership did not deter him or strengthen Ukraine’s position. I’ll take a look at your link.
Kathleen is right about the faked images if the following is to be believed.
With actual images if rockets hitting apartment buildings, etc gotta see wonder why they’re even necessary for news stories.
Joy is not a troll. She’s been there way longer than you (since at least 2010).
Thank you Dav,
Yes, I don’t know why it should be considered necessary when rockets have been hitting residential blocks. Had written that in the comment prior to editing another rhetorical question.
That is fake news as far as a brief initial view is concerned and assuming that the twitter feed is genuine. I usually doubt that kind of source because it’s easy for anybody to produce such “news” on a Twitter feed.
However it’s the Sun! So given that I don’t doubt the rocket attacks on buildings as genuine video, I can assume that the Sun are too lazy or cheap to find a real picture. Perhaps they are (the media companies) very protective about their “intellectual property”, or rather copyright, which is a bit sick given the times.
Another idea, perhaps the Sun is being set up, perhaps..the layers of deceit could be deep.
Since I haven’t been here for Ukraine discussion, I only assumed that the line taken over covid is going to be similar over the invasion. That in some way none of it is happening and it’s all in the minds of the evil overlords.
Why are blood and bandages necessary? Is a question to ask the Sun, or whoever thinks that the fake story is evidence of a fake war. I took Kathleen’s point to be the latter.
If I’m wrong about her take then I apologise for mistaking her argument.
The saddest thing was the lad who blew himself up on the bridge. ..and the little girl that was crying when she saw her Dad cry saying goodbye. There’s going to be a lot worse going forward but I waver between thinking Putin will cave and come to his senses, if they promise not to arrest him for war crimes, and thinking it’s going to end with everyone’s worst nightmares. His two closest officers looked very annoyed to say the least, with him today in video we had over here.
The article “Ukraine’s gamble” is America centric.
Ukraine has associates all around the world. Their main influence comes from the Eu and Germany, being the largest and most powerful nation in the Eu. That’s the thing which “upsets” Putin more than any US alignment.
It’s the old wars again. Biden’s a distraction.
To see it as a gamble is to not see the lay of the land from the point of Ukraine, neighbouring Russia and unable to move away or choose a different neighbour. It isn’t that the US actions aren’t important but Ukraine needs assistance from anywhere and the bigger the better seems like a good idea. I very much doubt that with the problems they’ve had, they’re in amongst the nuances of American domestic politics and understanding how dangerous the Democrats can be. They’ve been fighting for eight years! Presumably, any port in a storm.
Folks in the early days of amy war, there will be a lot of fake news and propaganda.
The Mainstream Covid Cult Masked News Networks that certain morons haven’t learned to stop paying attention to will believe anything right up to the moment of death. That is why you will hear something about a Ukranian granny with a pistol taking out a battallion of Russian tanks and 1,000+ Russian troops being taken out with a mighty missile today… then 3 days later as it will turn out that none of these things happened, Kiev is overun and has surrendered and Zelenski is safely tucked away in Switzerland shaking his fist towards the east.
Also we should be concerned about all this banking brouhaha. The WEF has been simulating attacks on our money systems just like covid, which as we now know was entirely a hoax that only fak-chakars subscribe to untik they quietly re-write and retract themselves. That and while we are all distracted, the WHO and local gub’mints are quietly trying to maintain the erosion if rights with emergeny powa trapdoors and a buy/sell passport global ID system.
That’s an interesting set of views and probably pretty close to what I think too – a first because I usually disagree with you across the board.
So now I have a question: I expected Russian forces to roll up the Ukranians and get it mostly over with by last Friday. That hasn’t happened – in fact, there now seems to be some reason to think their advance has stalled and, of course, there was never any possibility of their making a hostile occupation stick. So what if they really are stalled or stalling? Doesn’t that throw the whole plan into disarray?
Zelensky sodomite entertainment video from 2014. Gets the NOT sexually explicit stamp of approval from Google-Youtube!
WARNING NOT WORK OR FAMILY OR DECENT PERSON FRIENDLY:
Spirit Cooking Marina Abramovic throws her support behind the Soros-Color-Revolution-Installed-Homo-Dancing-Puppet
It seems that Ukraine is not part of the EU. The media and commentators have constantly referred to them as “European” “Democracy loving” and so forth so I took it that they were one of the recent additions…not part of NATO.
Russia is looking for an out. Refusing Ukraine to join EU or NATO might be that.
Stalled or stalling?
They are held up with one of the most basic logistical challenges, having to do with supplies.
The local Ukrainians have been offering Russian tank drivers a lift to the border!
See one lady turning a Russian soldier away and giving him short shrift for walking on her sunflower seeds just sewn:
The Russian soldiers haven’t got the heart to kill their neighbours in enough numbers. So much miscalculation on Putin’s part. Seems he intended to use a big display of might to get his way with EUrope. That’s being hopeful, probably. Still breaks all codes of international law.
I say it’s all a ploy to keep Joy Behar from coming to Europe
Who’s Joy behar?
Before I google?
Or something horrid?
Caught out by the sticky page that won’t erase from computer!
Apparently she’s 1.67m
Whatever she is…
QUOTE Glenn Greenwald:
There is a reason I devoted the first fifteen minutes of my live video broadcast on Thursday about Ukraine not to the history that led us here and the substance of the conflict (I discussed that in the second half), but instead to the climate that arises whenever a new war erupts, instantly creating propaganda-driven, dissent-free consensus. There is no propaganda as potent or powerful as war propaganda. It seems that one must have lived through it at least once, as an engaged adult, to understand how it functions, how it manipulates and distorts, and how one can resist being consumed by it.
FULL SUBSTACK ARTICLE: https://greenwald.substack.com/p/war-propaganda-about-ukraine-becoming?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoyODUxMjc5OSwicG9zdF9pZCI6NDk0MDI2MjgsIl8iOiJSZ1VHdSIsImlhdCI6MTY0NTk4OTE5NSwiZXhwIjoxNjQ1OTkyNzk1LCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMTI4NjYyIiwic3ViIjoicG9zdC1yZWFjdGlvbiJ9.MBYVJeh8Ww2G0i-05jxkTlpQDCuhC7opwwzwdGSUQoI&utm_source=url
The “Russia is encountering more issues than it thought” / “Putin expected this to be a cakewalk and over in a day” narratives that the mainstream are framing this as are nonsense strawman.
The Russian strategy is currently using precision strikes only on military targets. They are avoiding civilian areas.
However, difficulty arises that the enemy is now making use of guerrilla warfare and now deliberately hides and takes shots from civilian areas. The NATO playbook usually carpet bombs civilia areas and calls iy collateral damage. This the Russians haven’t resorted to yet.
Also any ‘stalling’ seems to be because the Russians are always ready to talk, so they hold back when some possibility of negotiation comes up, then resume if it leads nowhere.
Either way, Russia knows there will be difficulties and this is not some small weekend fracas. We don’t yet know they military objectives. They don’t seem to care about occupying Ukraine according to them. So it is likely just destroying military infrastructure and wiping out certain individuals and groups. Or this could all be a nice distraction to benefit Klaus and it will run as long as it needs for new “Emergency” laws and actions to be taken all over the world. Who knows?
Also please pay no attention to Joy. That she is so confused between this being about the EU or NATO should tell you she is no more informed here than she is about masks or covid.
As I see it, the far-right conspiracy-theorist nutjobs on here (like you) are the trolls. Come back YOS!
Joy Behar is on the US TV’s ABC (American vs Australian) Network “The View” (A woman’s ‘view’ of the news)
There are four or five regulars with an occasional guest. They are always getting in trouble for saying stupid things.
Whoopie Goldberg was given a t5wo week “Vacation” for saying Hitler’s Holocaust had nothing to do with “race”
To answer about Joy Behar (Bay-Har), she was complaining that she hasn’t gotten to Europe in four years (Covid was part of it)) and Putin may have delayed or cancelled her latest plans to get to Europe.
She reportedly got lambasted on twitter
You might be interested in this story as well
“‘The View’ use British Accents to Mock BoJo”:
The only thing we know that really hurts Russia is economic.
But again, given what the WEF has been simulating, and given both Russia and China are not unaware and have been setting up an alternate system, and given we know that the sanctions are pussyfooting around severe areas like gas to EU for obvious reasons, are we being set up for some cyberattacks leading to digital ClownCoin?
Oh, I know it’s all about fairies for you too, Mr. Fish!
Report from Kiev: Russia isn’t destroying Ukraine. They’re pulling back at resistance and encircling cities one by one. They want to harness the Ukrainian Army of which many leaders are old comrades. But Zelensky is creating civilian targets
We continue to win the being-right war! We’re so awesome! Loser atheist muh-precious-gub’mint liberals keep losing!
On Wednesday, the Ukrainian parliament passed “Law #5708 on the Right to Civilian Firearms”. A spokesperson for the Ukrainian government was very clear about the purpose, saying: “This bill is to ensure that every citizen receives the sacred right to self-defense.”
So why is it that this movement to expand gun rights has been largely ignored by the media?
Well, to acknowledge the importance of an armed citizenry would be to recognize that the anti-gun movement is built on lies. The same people that have told American gun owners that their AR15s would be “useless” against a government armed with nuclear weapons and F-15 Jets would have to explain why ACTUAL “weapons of war” (not semi-automatic sporting rifles like the AR15) are being given out to citizens to fight off a tyrannical invader. According to reports from Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky, as of Feb 26th, 2022, over 25,000 automatic rifles, 10 million bullets, and an unknown number of RPGs have been given to civilians.
In a piece by the NYPost, a Ukrainian lawyer turned fighter is quoted as saying: “We always look at the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. It is not just about self-protection but the protection of freedom and independence. We Ukrainians really show this meaning of the Second Amendment.”
One thing is certain: Putin is not Ukrainian’s friend, neither are some of you. Now let your illogical brain accuse me of being pro-war and being a troll.
Oh… let me say one more thing. I am so happy there is a slight indication that Briggs admits that war is wrong. Unfortunately, his manliness does not allow him to publish this comment. 🙂
Another interesting perspective of how the Russians are engaging with the enemy while keeping Ukranian infrastructure intact.
Those seeking more informed and intellectual (non-visceral) perspectives behind Russian’ decisiveness – leading to the ongoing Military Operations in Ukraine may appreciate these two pieces:
(1) TEXT: Vladimir Poutine déclare la guerre aux Straussiens par Thierry Meyssan
Voltaire.net -Published March 1, 2022
(2) VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dmitry Orlov: Russia’s Incursion Into Ukraine Necessary for Security
Geopolitics & Empire – Published February 28, 2022
** As a matter of geopolitical realism (realipolitik) the calculus of costs-in-lives-present [resulting from a swift military action] relative to (potential) cost-in-lives-future from failure to take action sometimes augurs in favor of exercising a commitment to military force (however much unfortunate collateral civilian tragedy may inevitably occur). Russians in general and the present leadership of the Russian government specifically bear no enmity towards their Ukrainian siblings. To the contrary. Whatever the Atlanticist mouthpieces of Western Media may have to say on the subject ~ Ukrainians’ future lies in building good economic social and security relations with Russia (rather living (forever) as a NATO/EU/UK/US protectorate). Ukraine is being saved not sacrificed (or occupied).
I just wonder if “The View” was in reference/reverence/deference to Bette Midler’s “A View from a Broad”?
Shit’s gettin’ real??? Is Russia signalling openly that they know the US election was stolen and who was involved?
Doubt they would KNOW unless involved. Probably just using common sense in following the evidence or maybe just having a dig a Biden.
There is another point of view, not that the present situation is just a sham, but I believe that the real economic victim of this is Europe. It is the people of Europe (and the West) that is the target. The enemies believe that the others can be enslaved easily and the structure of the Church is still dependent on Europe. God acts where He wills and can defeat all with a little family, as He has already done, but still we must do our bit. Misdirection is their ploy. The touchstone is hatred of God and his children. The West is still the core of Christianity, although the future lays elsewhere, where martyrs and the Spirit are doing their work. So, I think the endgame is perhaps take care of the reluctant and then enslave Europe with inflation, misery and death, claiming it was the war and the eveil Putin. He may be part of it, may be changing his mind, he may be being taught a lesson, but the endgame, whatever the path, is the destruction of the West through the destruction of the economy blaming the war, but by just raising the prices. Anyway, von Moltke said no plan survives contact with the enemy, so we may be in for a treat. May we live in interesting times, as our chinese friends wish an enemy.
An excellent overview, specifically for Americans, of the situation between Ukraine and Russia, blunt and a bit sarcastic, but he nails all the facts and truths you need to understand:
And a great eye-opener for those foolish Americans who ditched their masks so they could put the blue and yellow flag on their profile:
“Ukraine Neo-Nazis Infiltrate EVERY LEVEL Of Military & Government
“Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the resulting cries of “We are all Ukraine,” many have been eager to downplay the proliferation of neo-Nazis in Ukrainian paramilitary groups, the Ukrainian armed forces and even parts of the government.
“… reports of neo-Nazis in Ukraine are not at all exaggerated, and the Zelensky government is, in fact, largely beholden to these racist, xenophobic, anti-gay groups that brag of the “fun” they get from fighting and killing.”
Sorry late, sometimes I think you’re psychic.
Saw that woman, didn’t know her name, the one using mine.
She was moaning that she was going to take a trip to Europe, to Italy, and now, she might not be able because we might be at war or some other inconvenience to her.
unbelievable. It’s the stuff of comedies.
But just remember, they look that selfish to normal people, they’re not helping the left, or the democrats.
So strange that you referred to her at the same time, never seen her before.
Woopie’s just gone off, she was funny in Ghost. Perhaps she’s fun company, but she talks endless Twaddle. That picture? What’s that around her head? Is she trying to make people laugh?
Noticed Putin’s dead pan face, thought either he’s been having botox injections or he has Parkinson’s. According to online articles he is known to have Parkinson’s.
Noted he has a moon face as well. Which is associated often with steroid use long term, or other potential causes. So maybe he doesn’t have much time. High doses of steroid can also induce a euphoria and or aggression, even in children.
Some here might, be in need of a belly laugh. Reminds me of the
“dutch TV presenter who can’t stop laughing”?
There’s nothing wrong with Boris’s accent! it’s all the rest of the world!
Everything’s Boris’s fault now there’ no Trump to blame…as for parties, they were hardly parties.
Mostly work lunchtimes when people brought cake in, as happens all over the place.
More good news: