Saturday, December 31, 2022

It’s all a bit absurd

"Will US Aggression Stop Eurasian Integration or Accelerate It? w/ Vijay Prashad" (Khalek).  Prashad is always very worth listening to.

"Prince Heinrich XIII and the Failed German Coup" (Devlin):

"It’s all a bit absurd. And the liberal elite—those with real power, not some little known fringe aristocrat—knows it’s absurd. They don’t actually think that a group of twenty-odd individuals that met at an estate in the woods hours away from Berlin would take the Reichstag and Bundeskanzleramt with force. They’re not actually afraid that a couple dozen militia members led by former and current German special forces soldiers would use weapons and explosives kept in the basement of some septuagenarian descendant of the medieval German aristocracy from 700 years ago to install him as the new head of state.

But these bizarre, fringe instances have become one of the main ways the liberal elites in crumbling regimes maintain their grip on power."

Can Russia use the magic of Russian diplomacy to help to fix this?:  "Will there be reconciliation between Iran and Saudi Arabia?" (Kulikov): 

"In early November, at the concluding session of the Bahrain Dialogue Forum “East and West for Human Coexistence,” in the presence of Roman Catholic head Francis, Al-Azhar sheikhs called for an intra-Islamic dialogue to address the causes of division and sectarian conflict. They stressed the need for Sunnis and Shia to abandon the elements that provoke escalation and tension that have resulted from an era of divisiveness and aggression against the Islamic world.

For Russia, which has excellent relations with Iran and Saudi Arabia, any conflict in the Middle East region is extremely unprofitable. Moscow has therefore repeatedly declared its readiness to play a mediating role, to act as a negotiating platform between Tehran and Riyadh and to complement the steps of rapprochement already taken by the two countries.

It should be recalled that the two neighbors have recently made efforts to resume diplomatic relations and have held an entire series of negotiations, most of which took place in Iraq. Meanwhile, Iran and Saudi Arabia, as major oil producers, have demonstrated their interest in establishing bilateral ties, including to secure oil trade, which is important for the economies of both countries. This similarity between the parties in recent years is not surprising and is explained by their growing financial difficulties and the maximization of current revenues in the oil market, as opposed to Washington’s policy of keeping prices low enough to discourage oil consumers from turning to alternative energy sources.

Throughout the autumn 2022, representatives of Iran and Saudi Arabia negotiated through Baghdad in an attempt to restore relations. The last few rounds of negotiations have eased tensions, with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian even indicating in one of his interviews that the negotiations were moving from strictly security matters to the political level. On December 19, the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Minister said Tehran was ready to build trust and co-operate with its neighbors in the Persian Gulf in all areas to help get rid of “the idea that security will be provided from abroad,” clearly referring to the US presence.

Iranian and Saudi Foreign Ministers Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud met in Amman on December 21 on the sidelines of the Second Baghdad Conference on Cooperation & Partnership. The Iranian Foreign Minister said the Saudi Minister assured him of Riyadh’s willingness to continue dialogue with Tehran and stressed that negotiations with Saudi Arabia will continue along the same path of official diplomacy in order to open the embassy of the two countries and return to normal relations."

"Taiwan bringing back proper conscription (service extending to 1 year) in the face of China threat" and "Between division and internal problems, what is the future of the Polisario? #Sahrawi #Morocco" (Defense Politics Asia). 

"The Two-State Solution is a Lie" (usefulidiots quicky with Peled).

"Useful Idiots 2022 Special plus Mick Wallace & Claire Daly Unlocked" (usefulidiots).  Nancy Pelosi as Lucille Bluth!  Brilliant!  Daly/Wallace, the two sane Europeans, interview after 18:00, really worth watching.

Stone pelter

"Russia-Ukraine War: Opytne Falls, South Bakhmut In Danger - December 31st" (THETI Mapping).

"Biden’s Blockheads" (McGovern).  McGovern and another sensible LaRouchian.

"Scott Ritter: Ukraine Panics" (Galloway).

"Adam Kinzinger, the Quintessential American Idiot" (Ritter).

A rapid-paced documentary on the neocon lies and manipulations that prepared the attack on Iraq:  "Ray McGovern: "This Was Fraud" How to $ell an Invasion-War Of Lie$!" (ENDEVR).  (((Richard Perle))) is the Devil.  At 45:50, Joe Wilson explains the reason for all the lies, and it is the crime scene posing as a country.  The (((same people))) are trying to start nuclear WWIII now.

It has been a long time since I have seen anything about the Indian occupation of Kashmir:  "Interview with a Kashmiri “Stone Pelter”" (Clarke).

"‘Terrifying Precedent’: Assange & the Espionage Act as Tool of Suppression" (BreakThrough News).  Interview with Shenkman on the Espionage Act.

"Castillo's ouster reveals systemic crisis in Peru" (Torres @ The Grayzone).

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

Still with the green screen, a thread:

Master bedroom

 "What REALLY Happened At The Mariupol Drama Theatre." (iEarlGrey).  It is good to get this eyewitness/victim evidence on tape.

"Over 3,000 Killed Civilians Found in Mariupol: Russian Investigative Committee".

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 31.12.2022" (Military Summary).  I find it odd that Shoigu has a PMC and it is being used in Ukraine.  The possible conflicts of interest are enormous.

"Happy New Year..." (Martyanov).

"Palestine in 2022, with Ali Abunimah (part 1) | EI Podcast" (The Electronic Intifada).  Part II.

"this smells fishy..." (Hinkle).  On the arrest of the Tate brothers.  Actually, I don't think anybody has had to pay SBF's bail as he has a rich guy's discount.  After all, if you steal billions, you must be good for it.  Added:

"Blind Items Revealed #4 - Reader Blind" (CDaN0.  The guesses here are few and boring, but it makes you think.  Kiwi Farms documents the antics of the extreme extroverts on the internet, and you have to wonder if one or more of them is running some kind of intelligence operation, one of the posters on Kiwi Farms stumbled onto the truth (they spend an enormous amount of time meticulously documenting every foible), and the whole troon doxxing story was developed as an excuse to force it off the internet.  Of course, if this were true, you have to wonder how Kiwi Farms managed to resurrect itself, albeit with much effort.

On a lighter note, a thread on the geniuses of 'journalism' (Foldi).

Putin Stooge Card

"Happy New Year!" (interesting data on payment issues in the Russian army) and "Merry Christmas to the Children of the Donbass" (iEarlGrey). Being asked to be on RT means Mike finally got his prestigious Putin Stooge Card.

"NATO weapons for peace" (The Duran).

"Russia Missile Strikes, Ukraine Admits Heavy Losses, Turkey Mulls Syria Pullout, Xi Putin Friendship" (Mercouris).

"This Could Revolutionize Military Recruitment Forever!" (HistoryLegends).

"Russo Ukraine War 2022 On YouTube" (Weeb Union Web Updates).

A (((modest))) proposal

"S-300 lands in Belarus. Hollande, Minsk deal fooled Putin. Eurovision Liverpool, bans Russia. U/1" (Christoforou). Why these admissions from Merkel and Hollande, which were unnecessary and seem to be against self-interest?

"War Of The Worlds Begins In Your Neighborhood “Because — German Chancellor Merkel Has Just Declared — Russia Was Never Pacified”" (Helmer):

"Full Front Update | Intense Fighting Continues | Probing Attacks Zaporizhzhia Front" (Weeb Union War Updates).

"Ukraine War Day #311: Happy New Year To Some, But Not To All" (yalensis).  This can't be the whole list - where's Africa?

It seems they released Trump's tax records at the end of the year to minimize the noticing of what a nothingburger it all was.  Yeah, he's a rich guy who uses (legal) tax loopholes.  Wow!

"Top German general calls for an end to Ukraine war".  The absolute minimum Russia would accept is still far larger than the absolute maximum that Ukraine would voluntarily give up, so, no.  On top of that, there is still a lot of denazification to go, and security guarantees for Russia that everything wouldn't return to the same vicious state in a few years (added:  post Merkel-Hollande, how could Russia trust any assurances from any country in Europe?  additional added:  could the point of Merkel/Hollande remarks be to make it impossible for Russia to be able to accept European security guarantees?).  Unfortunately, the only way for Russia to walk away from this is the complete annihilation of Ukraine as any kind of possible future threat, and nobody in Ukraine, certainly not Ze, will ever be able to agree to that.  Basically, Russia has to grind down Ukraine until it is in such a state that it will not be a possible threat to anybody, a bigger version of Vatican City, surrounding Kiev.  My proposal is to follow what was probably the big plan all along, and give it to the Jews as Neo-Khazaria for when they inevitably - they are obviously on the wrong side of history in the Middle East, a settler colonialist state a hundred years too late - have to flee the crime scene of 'Israel'.  Ukraine is actually where they came from (more or less), and a place, for once, they wouldn't be absolutely hated (more or less!), as the capital they bring would be very welcome.  They could turn it into a trading/tech/finance state like Singapore, albeit without the easy access to sea transport.  Don't laugh, Jewish Ze has already given much of it to Jewish Fink (Blackrock), so the process is well on its way.  It will be easy to obtain security guarantees for Russia if the beneficiaries are World Jewry.  The bonus is the Nazis will be really mad.

Nixon? Kennedy? Washington?

"Is Western Propaganda Failing?" and "A Pox on Pax Americana" (Johnson).

"NATO is not in the business of winning wars" (Doctorow).

"Russian forces “prepare for offensive” large motor rifle formation spotted massing near Mariupol" (New World Econ).

"Biden Reneged – Now Russian Army Will Talk" (McGovern).  "Alexander Mercouris Comments on Ray’s ‘Biden Reneged – Now Russian Army Will Talk’" (McGovern).  When was the last time an American Administration could be trusted in negotiations on foreign affairs?  Nixon?  Kennedy?  Washington?

Is the secret. unstated, story of this war that NATO and US assets are acting as human shields to protect Ukrainian air defense and the delivery of NATO weapons (protip:  don't ever rely on Sailer for war analysis or any analysis of the sacred American Empire)?:

"Let's Give A Proper Definition." (Martyanov).  Although there are around 100 blackmail victims in the US Senate (well, not Schumer!), Graham is the most hilariously obvious.

"On the Influence of Neo-Nazism in Ukraine" (Lauria).  Is NewsGuard neo-Nazi?  "The Establishment Rather Hates Us" (Lauria).  As well they should.

"Russia consolidates in East Mediterranean" (Bhadrakumar).

Assuming Blinken is secretly working for the Russians, Chinese, and Iranians, Blinken is a genius:

"Kiev Regime Top Official Contemplates Invading Russia and Escalating Sabotage Attacks" (Bosnic). 

"Russia’s Economy Performed Much Better Than the West Expected Despite Sanctions" (Adel).

"2022: Birth Year of the Multipolar World" (Leiroz).

"France Confirmes Peace Agreements for Ukraine Are Lie" (South Front).  I'm not sure why Euro-trash 'leaders' are so keen to confirm that they are liars and bad-faith negotiators.  Nobody should ever trust Europe again on anything.  And their clever trick backfired on them so spectacularly that 'Europe' as we knew it is finished, from 'garden' to 'jungle'.

"No New Year Gifts: Russia and Ukraine Exchange Strikes" (South Front).

In case you were trying to analyze the protests against Qatar without a proper conspiracy theory:  "How the Abraham Accords Got the Middle Finger at Qatar World Cup" (Visram):

"In 2010, when Qatar was awarded the right to host the 2022 World Cup tournament the Gulf kingdom became the focus of a disparaging campaign. Qatar was accused of mistreating migrant workers engaged to build World Cup projects.

The campaign against Qatar as host nation involved Britain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Israel, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia. Demonstrations took place outside the Qatari Embassy in London, with the slogan “Qatar: stop funding terrorism.” The demonstrations were reportedly run by Sussex Friends of Israel and the Israeli Forum Task Force, joined by UK Lawyers for Israel and Stand With Us (SWU).

Sussex Friends of Israel is linked to Israeli Zionist faction known as Over the Rainbow. SWU is a right-wing pro-Israel lobby group working closely with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to the former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Israel uses it to ‘amplify our power’ and ‘for leverage’.

Until 2009 Qatar and Israel had diplomatic relations, but after 22 days of unrelenting aerial attacks with intensive ground incursions, when Israel killed some 1,400 Palestinians, the majority of them civilians, including women and children, Qatar severed diplomatic ties with Israel. This explains the protests against the Qatar World Cup that were depicted as defending LGBTQ and workers’ rights. Actually it was not just a matter of “human rights” but a geopolitical and foreign policy strategy of Israel."

The crime scene which the Khazars call 'Israel' exists for one and only one reason, the world's 'leaders', all degenerate perverts, are controlled by the Mossad through Maxwell-style video tapes used as blackmail.  Without that, Israel would justifiably disappear in five seconds, as the entire world would impose immediate crippling sanctions for all the massive criminality.

"Venezuela opposition removes interim President Guaido".  They confirm they are still holding on to the stolen loot, with just one less mouth to feed.  Guido is probably headed for a Washington stinktank.

'Authoritarian' Russia, as opposed to the US and its allies, where it is against the 'norms' to prevent Big Data from hoovering up all your deets:  "Russia bans forced biometrics collection". 

The slippery slope argument was right all along (I'm sure (((Geffen))) has access to the Maxwell tapes should any 'leader' raise a fuss)!:

Friday, December 30, 2022

The anti-WEIRD coalition

"Scott Ritter: Ukraine/Russia Update" (Gegenpol).  Less yelling at Germans in this one.

"[ Siege of Bakhmut ] Ukraine 3 towns away frm losing entire Bakhmut: Ivanivske, Pidhorodne & Yahidne" (DPA War).

"2022… The Year That Marked the End of America’s Hegemony" (Strategic Culture).

"Mercouris: "Something Big Is On the Way"" (Whitney).  "This Week Reveals Little Hope For Serious Ukraine-Russia Negotiations" (Durden).  An important interview with Lavrov:  "Lavrov’s interview with the Great Game programme, December 28, 2022".

"Pledging Deepened Military Ties With Putin, Xi To Visit Russia In Spring Against Backdrop Of War" (Durden).  They want to world to understand, clearly, that Russia and China are inseparable allies, and they wanted to make that clear, NOW.

"Declassified intelligence files expose inconvenient truths of Bosnian war" (Klarenberg/Secker).  It is good to see this when the Serbs, the victims, are again under assault (though it seems both sides are acting sanely for now).  Under Harper, and now the rotten dictator Blackface Trudeau (I would never have believed during the Harper years that the next guy would be so much worse), Canada no longer does peacekeeping, possibly because peacekeepers notice too much, and sticks to being the puppy dog lackey for American psychopathic behavior, a role much suited to Blackface and The Nazi.

"Russia's Neo-Byzantinism" (Guyénot).  Depressed Russian big-thinking hard-asses.

"Christians in the Holy Land See ‘Future of Despair’ Says Greek Orthodox Patriarch" (Kokkinidis).

"Brazil, “I Have No Support from Other Institutions to Act Against Lula!”" (de Castro).

"SBF Was Meeting With Senior White House Officials Shortly Before FTX Collapse" (Durden)  Ha!:

Another Ian Tyson song, this one is perfect songwriting (the whole CBC concert from 1986 is a killer):


More Cancon from an art gallery north of Toronto (I can't always get the whole thread to load, but it continues if you click on the last one):

The Russians are going to win

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 30.12.2022" (Military Summary). 

"Putin, Xi year end summit. China, Russia De facto alliance" (The Duran).

"Russia Missile Strikes, Advance in Bakhmut, Xi - Putin Global Partners, Syria Turkey Meet in Moscow" (Mercouris).

"UKRAINE WAR MAP | Russian Forces Enter Bakhmut From South West and North East | Opytne Enveloped" (New World Econ).

"New Year from Donbass - Lysychansk!!" (Phillips).

"E. Michael Jones: "The Ukraine War Is Going to End in 2023—and the Russians Are Going to Win"" (Barrett/Jones).

"Ankara willing to withdraw from Syria if ‘stability’ is reached: Turkish FM".

"Lack Of Good Analyses Contributes To The Decline Of The 'West'" (Moon of Alabama). 

Just as the Americans withdrew from Afghanistan in order to be able to focus on Ukraine, I can see the Americans saving face by stating they had to abandon Ukraine - even though they would have prevailed! - in order to focus on a war to 'protect' Taiwan.

A land without a people

"[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 309 (29/12): Russian Bakhmut pincer developing, fighting reported SW of City" (DPA War). 

"Pelé. Russia targets air defense. Lavrov, Patriot missile promise. NYT, Nord Stream crime scene. U/1" (Christoforou).

"Donbass Front Lines Evolution in 2022" and "120+ Russian Missiles Strike Ukraine on New Year’s Eve" (South Front).

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

"Russian diplomat, Indian politician spar over oligarch’s death".  These deaths could be Russians settling scores, or they could be a CIA psyop to make it look like Russians settling scores.  It is impossible to tell.  Or it could be a bunch of  natural causes deaths and accidents.

"Demographic Expert Warns Ukraine Will Experience “Catastrophic Drop” in Birth Rate" (Adel).  "A land without a people for a people without a land".

"Defense contractor shares surge as US doubles NATO arms sales" (Damon):

"The year 2022 concludes with a shocking death toll: according to figures cited by US General Mark Miley, 200,000 people have been killed or injured in the fratricidal war in Ukraine.

This horrific loss of life has been the basis for the generation of vast profits for the arms manufacturers. Under conditions in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen by 10 percent for the year as a whole, the share prices of US defense contractors have surged.

Over the past 12 months, the share price of Northrop Grumman has increased 40 percent, Raytheon is up by nearly 17 percent, while Lockheed Martin has surged by 37 percent.

By some estimates military spending by the United States and its allies is growing at a level without precedent since the end of the Second World War.

The number and cash value of arms sales approved by the United States to its NATO allies has nearly doubled in 2022 compared to 2021, according to an analysis by Foreign Policy magazine."

Parisians will learn Russian as fast as they learned German

"Why there won’t be a ‘Hollywood ending’ to the Ukraine war" (Clemons interviews Walt).  Note Walt sticks to the standard imperial position that Russia isn't getting anywhere.  This makes him sound, with the other 'realists', quite retarded.  Martyanov would call him stupid, but he is not stupid, he is a just a loyal imperialist. It is always almost impossible to find a real independent thinker at the top of an empire.  At 16:25, he is so divorced from reality you would think he has lost his mind.  To be fair, talking down Russian success may be a way of providing the Empire with a way out, a face-saving cope to claim that the outcome was actually a Russian loss, all appearances to the contrary.

"The Country With Tattered Economy (c)." (Martyanov).  The Russians are introducing vast numbers of new devastating weapons, weapons for which the Americans have no answer (but the people who own the MIC have a lot of yachts), while this war goes on.  Bottom line:

". . . in the end, Rammstein is absolutely defenseless".

In the end, if Russia wants to, or has to, take on Europe, it will cut through like a hot knife through butter.  Unlike the Ukrainians, who are putting up quite the fight, there will be no European resistance.  The white flags will go up immediately, everywhere, except Poland and the chihuahuas, who will enjoy dying en masse for the cause of hate.  Parisians will learn Russian as fast as they learned German.

"Lavrov warns Russia will disrupt Western arms supplies to Ukraine".

'Israel', the crime scene posing as a real country, is starting to learn the 'price tag' of siding with the dying Empire rather than an old friend:  "Russia to Supply Iran With Dozens of Su-35 Fighter Jets" (South Front).  S-400s next, please.  The planes will help in assisting Hezbollah in pushing Khazars into the sea, but defensive capabilities will really put the plans of the Israelis for Iran to rest (of course, it is not clear how real those plans are, seeing that Iran is not a natural enemy of Israel).

You will remember, perhaps, that the hole left in the Milosevic residence, caused by an American cruise missile, was remarkably similar to the hole in the Pentagon on 9/11 (a Pentagon cruise missile attack on the Pentagon building is part of the new, two-separate-attacks, theory of 9/11):  "Dangers of Pentagon’s ‘Decapitation Strike’ Against Russia" (Bosnic).  I assume Russia hasn't taken out Ze because:

  1. unlike the West, Russia actually lives by 'norms';
  2. Ze is actually living in Miami; or
  3. Ze is such a horrible leader that they prefer him to any alternative.

"Cognitive Warfare: NATO Is Planning a War for People’s Minds" (Tögel.).  I still don't understand the concern with Russia's lack of a PR game in Europe or North America.  Putin only has to convince his own citizens, whose only complaint of him is that he hasn't taken off the kid gloves with which he handles Ukraine.  Considering the ubiquitous (((media))) narrative in the West, Russian PR would be a waste of time.  Putin is never going to convince Americans that their country is a psychopath, so why waste time and resources trying?

"Pussy Stroking Uncle Sam?" (Dinh).

Ian Tyson, RIP:

New Free World

"Ukraine War Day #310: Wasserman/Kiss Me Kate" (yalensis).

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 310".

"The ‘New Free World’":

"Meanwhile other panelists on the Solovyov show pointed to further proofs that the American century is over.  As we know, China filed a suit in the WTO claiming that the United States has grossly violated WTO rules by imposing its embargo on export of state of the art semiconductors and related technologies to China. We were told last night that 126 members of the WTO have supported the Chinese position. What the Kremlin now expects is for the U.S. to effectively shut down the WTO, removing one of the important global institutions by which it has enforced its ‘rules-based order.’"

Under full control of a (((foreign enemy))), one that the blackmail tapes prevent anyone from even mentioning, the Empire is falling apart much faster than anyone dare predict.  I imagine you could find a whole passel of British 'experts' confidently predicting, during the Suez Crisis, that the sun will never set on the British Empire.

"Russia: We remind Greece that it has no right to transfer S-300" (TOC).  There has been a good episode of The Duran on this.  It is so stupid that you could predict that the outcome will be at least the loss of a few Greek islands to the Turks.  Blackmail tapes are a bitch; guillotines the only solution.

"Moscow has plans for Su-57 and that doesn’t sit well with Washington" (Nikolov).

"The Most Important Question" (Martyanov).

"Luhansk & Bakhmut Front Updates | General Russian Assault On Bakhmut" (Weeb Union Web Updates).

Weiss has turned into a complete self-parody.  The rabbis will be boiling the last Palestinian baby alive, and Weiss will be predicting that this signifies the end of Zionism, and the victory of the lite Zionists!:  "Deafening silence from US Jewish groups shows– new Israeli government is a gift to anti-Zionists".  Ha ha ha:  

"And even Alan Dershowitz told i24 News that the new coalition “will make it far more difficult for me to defend Israel” in international forums (though he said the government was a “work in progress” and evidence of democracy at work)."

The only opposition is from some senior figures who feel the optics isn't good, that Bibi is moving too quickly, but otherwise you will never see an issue that has so much (covert) support, right to center to left, in any community. 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Master of the whiteboard

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 29.12.2022" (Military Summary).

"How Will The Ukraine War End? | Featuring HistoryLegends" (Weeb Union Web Updates).  Laughing at the 'experts' writing for the BBC.

"Russia Launches Missile Strike, Hunts AD System, Prepares North Donbass Offensive, Putin Xi to Speak" (Mercouris).  Bombs over Ukraine?  Oddly repetitive today.  I kept thinking I must be having a stroke.

"Russian Missile Strikes, New Defenses, & Fighting into 2023" (The New Atlas).  Master of the whiteboard.

Now what?

"We’ve Reached Peak Zelensky. Now What?" (Freeman).  I'm afraid this is too optimistic.

Surprisingly optimistic

"The War on (Orthodox) Christmas" (Sleboda).  That is quite the version of Jingle Bells!

"[ Bakhmut-NiuYork Front Analysis ] Why Russia push West from Kurdyumivka/Ozarianivka: Kostyantynivka" and "[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 306-308 (26-28/12): Russian winter offensive begun? Russia attacks everywhere" (DPA War).

"New Vuhledar Offensive | Full Front Update | Russia Reclaims Initiative" (Weeb Union War Updates).

"Belenksy, BlackRock & WEF. Putin, Lukashenko & Ivanov. Vucic off-ramp. Odessa removes Catherine. U/1" (Christoforou).

"PR spin and peace proposals. Medvedev to oversee military industry" (The Duran).

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 309".

Putin was talking about the pipeline at the recent press conference, and didn't mention repair:

"Ukraine War Day #309: Missile Strikes + Mozart Criticizes Ukrainians" (yalensis):

"Since the time of the previous massive strikes, two weeks have passed. Judging by everything, this delay was not coincidental: Taking into account the bureaucratization of the Ministry of Defense apparatus, that is exactly how much time is needed in order to compile the results, draw conclusions, and plan the next strike.

It’s just that, like we said before, the Ukrainians have been able to adapt to this schedule. And if we don’t start to change our approach and speed things up, then the results of each strike will become ever more modest, every time."

"Searching for Monsters" (Napolitano): 

". . . US law has always required an American harm nexus, which mandated that government kidnapping could only be justified as an initial step toward redressing harm caused by the kidnapped person to an American person or property.

Until now.

Now, tucked into the 4,100-page $1.65 trillion legislation Congress passed last week is a provision that was not the subject of debate in either house. It extends the authority of federal courts to cover crimes committed in foreign countries against foreign persons or property. By removing the American harm nexus, Congress has permitted the feds to charge whomever they please for foreign crimes committed elsewhere against foreign victims, and it has directed federal courts to hear these cases.

This will open the floodgates to more US government kidnappings and expand radically the power of American presidents to seize political or journalist adversaries abroad just to silence them. It also gives American presidents another tool for war below the radar as they can now legally – but not constitutionally – send small armies of federal agents dressed in military garb and possessing military gear into any countries the president chooses in order to extract someone the president hates or fears.

This is not the rule of law. This is the rule of brute force. And because no American need be harmed and no American law need be broken, the president can target literally any foreigner he chooses. Lest one think my warnings are fanciful, this has already happened.

When former President Barack Obama dispatched drones to kill Americans and their foreign companions in Yemen in 2011 – none of whom had been charged with an American crime, and all of whom were surrounded by US agents during the final 48 hours of their lives – he justified his murders by arguing that he killed fewer folks by his drones than those folks might have killed had they lived.

This tortuous and perverse rationale is a complete rejection of natural law principles and due process, which absolutely prohibit the first use of aggression against others and require jury trials before execution.

Yet, public acceptance of American foreign excess – searching for monsters to destroy – leads to acceptance of war, and to acceptance of war by other means.

If it is lawful for the US government to enter Mexico and kidnap a Mexican physician, is it lawful for the Chinese government to enter Hawaii and kidnap an American tech executive or politician? Can the US kidnap a Russian soldier who killed a Ukrainian civilian and try him here? Under the 1992 Supreme Court decision, and consistent with the horrific new federal law: YES."

"Typical News Updates From Ukraine" (Moon of Alabama). 

The Serbian government is trying to diffuse the situation in Kosovo, it seems with cooperation of Kosovo authorities (we'll see how long that lasts):  "Vucic: Serbs in northern Kosovo will start removing barricades".  The (((neocons))) may have to wait on their desired goal to punish Europe.

"Germany could become 'bankrupt state' due to energy spending: Berlin".

"Sam Bankman-Fried ‘surprisingly optimistic’ at meeting with sexy crypto influencer Tiffany Fong" (Algar/Tillet/Reilly).

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Sorry

"Oil decree, Russia retaliates. Medvedev 2023 predictions. Merkel doubles down on Minsk trickery. U/1" (Christoforou). 

"Russia, Iran open a trade route heralding a bloc" (Bhadrakumar).

Those people were willing, as the Ukrainian people are, to use their blood and our bullets

"West Ukraine trap set for Poland" (The Duran).

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 28.12.2022" (Military Summary).  Big day for Russia.

"Russia Maintains Bakhmut Pressure, Repels Kremennaya Attack; Medvedev Armaments Chief, Putin Decree" (Mercouris).

"Turkey, Syria, Russia defence ministers hold talks in Moscow".  This is as big as the infamous proposed Erdoğan-Assad meeting.

Whatever is left of Ukraine is about to be given away:  "BREAKING: Zelensky announces he is planning to join World Economic Forum in Davos, to sign new postwar loans with BlackRock" (Nightingale).

"Ukraine SitRep - Counter Artillery War - Financial Disaster" (Moon of Alabama).

"US Patriot Missiles in Ukraine: A Desperate & Dangerous Escalation" (Berletic).

Map autism

"Alex Christoforou ( @Theduran ) On What Important Political Events Will the New Year, 2023 Bring Us." (Through the eyes of). The levels of Mossad blackmail are so high that the US is going to have to end up completely wrecked before the (((neocons))) lose any power.  In other words, the parasite only stops when the host is dead.

"The United States Congress and its Inconsistent Approach to Ukraine" (Viable Opposition).  Both the original letter, and the disappearance of the concerns in the letter, are pure products of (((foreign))) control of the US government.

"Lock Up the White House Silverware!" (Giraldi).  The comments consistently bring up the JQ.

"Tucker "Gets It" - Putin Doesn't Want American Missiles on His Border" (Whitney).

"The most important question" (The Saker).

"After The 77-Years War – Why There Is Still No Peace On Earth" (Stockman).

"Ukraine War Day #308: Engels/Strizh" (yalensis):

"The Engels airbase in Saratov is a spooky and seemingly well-guarded sanctuary where Russian jets are lined up on the tarmac, ready to fly at a moment’s notice to deliver nuclear bombs to their targets. If it should come to that. And yet the Ukrainians managed to strike that base twice in two weeks, using toy planes that you could carry on the back of a pickup truck.

Welcome to the Era of the Drone!

Some analysts believe that NATO is testing a theory, they want to see if they can take out this particular base in advance, to prevent a retaliatory strike, in the event they decide to do a first nuclear strike against Russia. So, for them this is an experiment. The other explanation (and they are not mutually exclusive) is that the Ukrainians were trying to deter what they had prognosed was to be another major Russian missile strike that was supposed to happen (so they say) this past Monday. And didn’t happen, because of the deterrent drone strike which messed up the Saratov base. So they say. [For the record, I sort of believe both theories at the same time.]

To help explain the dangers, I have this piece by military experts Viktor Baranets and Vladimir Demchenko. As you read my summary/translation you will see that the analysts claim that, both times, the drones were downed by Russian air defenses. And both times the downed drones scattered their debris over the runways, killing exactly 3 soldiers each time. This is Party Line, but a lot of people are not exactly buying that. Some analysts believe that the drones eluded anti-air and exploded when they were supposed to. Others believe that the drones were shot down, but maybe the payload exploded when it hit the tarmac. Either way, from NATO’s point of view, if this was an experiment, then it has been a success."

"Dehumanizing the enemy" (Doctorow).

"What Is the Rules-Based Order?" (Petersen).  It is completely and obviously ridiculous, a fig leaf covering pure hegemonic psychopathic behavior.

"THE EDGE OF WORLD WAR 3? with Col Douglas Macgregor" (Savage).

Geolocation is the novel thing in covering this war:

Political murder — Lumumba, Allende, numerous attempts on Fidel — nothing new to US political culture

"Head of Mozart Group: F*Ked up People Running Ukraine! Corrupt, F*Ked up Society!" (South Front).  "Ukraine run by ‘f****d up people’ – US instructor".  The full video:  "Retired USMC Colonel Andy Milburn Surprisingly Tells Some Truth About Ukraine" (Johnson).

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 308".

"Market implications of oil price cap" (Doctorow).  "Putin Bans Sales Of Russian Oil To Countries That Comply With G7 Price Cap" (Durden).

"Dimitry Medvedev’s 2023 Predictions".  "From Dollar's Collapse To Musk As US President: Russia's Medvedev Makes 'Absurd' 2023 Predictions" (Durden).

"About Energy, Again." (Martyanov).

"Russia-Ukraine War: Attacks On Soledar, Opytne - December 27th" (THETI Mapping).

"Bakhmut | Luhansk | Donetsk | Front Updates | Ukraine Flips Momentum in Luhansk" (Weeb Union War Updates).

"Scott Ritter: Talks Ukraine □efeat W/ @mericas Help!" (RealTruthTalk).

"Another Military Escalation in Europe" (South Front).  On the Kosovo provocation.

"How much money has the West spent on the Ukraine war?" (Falk).

"Zelensky appoints sexologist pyramid schemer as ambassador to Bulgaria" (Rubinstein).

"Israel to Forge Friendship With New “Non-Nazi” Kiev" (South Front).

"India probing wealthy Russian politician’s fall to death at hotel".

"Lavrov Says US Shouldn’t Do a Decapitation Strike on Russia" (Anglin).

Ukrainian PR is sloppy: 

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Doing so confidently

"Serbian President Vucic faces Neocon/NATO ultimatum" (The Duran).  We really, really, really need to find a way to stop the Mossad from controlling both American politicians and Euro-trash using blackmail.  That is the real and only issue.  The only way I can't think of is to end Israel.  It was a massive mistake to give a criminal gang of violent haters a country from which to operate.

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 27.12.2022" (Military Summary).

"Why is Russia Conducting its Special Military Operation this Way?" (The New Atlas).  This is good.

"Scott Ritter: Talks Ukrainian +it~List" (The Grayzone).

"Vladimir Putin Press Conference - December 22 2022 - English Subtitles" (Rossi).  Obviously, Putin is on death's door.  He's weakening quickly, as he was only able to answer questions for 50 minutes, instead of two and a half hours.  I'd like to see Brandon perform like this for 50 seconds. Or even five seconds.  Note that the real Russian journalists don't hold back at all on the questions.  Compare and contrast that to any American 'journalist' genuflecting before any American leader.   Of course, Brandon's questions are all pre-scripted so the answers can be already on his teleprompter.

"NATO "Mercenaries" in Ukraine: Fact or Cap?" (HistoryLegends).  Also good.

Psyopcracy

"Serbia on high alert. UN peace summit, Russia not invited. Putin's plan to takeover Scotland. U/1" (Christoforou). 

The (((neocons))), and their blackmailed friends, the Euro-trash, seem to have decided to start WWIII in the Balkans, and Europe will be the battleground, moving from 'garden' to 'jungle':

  1. "Serbian forces placed on highest combat readiness as Kosovo threatens final solution" (Rozoff);
  2. "West issues ultimatum to Serbia – media";
  3. "While Ukraine War Continues Southeast Europe Braces for Conflict in Serbia" (Corbley); and
  4. "NATO’s Ghosts of the Past Return in Kosovo-Serbia" (Gallagher).

Note how psycho Baerbock is right at the front of the line in starting WWIII in Europe, a war which Europe will lose, and badly, with massive civilian and infrastructure consequences, and nobody in the whole cucked continent will lift a finger to stop her.  It is instructive that the (((neocon))) weapon in both Ukraine and Kosovo are local gangsters.

"Full Front Update | 60000 Ukrainian Troops In Bakhmut" (Weeb Union War Updates).

"Putin sets out key political goal".

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

"Fighting the ‘Psyopcracy’" (Lauria).

"A Day in the War for Reality" (Duff).  Odd to see some sense on COVID.

"THE TWITTER FILES: How Twitter Rigged The Covid Debate" (Durden). 

"Why You Need To Start Paying Attention To The 'Twitter Files'" (Downy Jr.).

"Twitter promoted Pentagon propaganda to whitewash occupation, war crimes in West Asia".

"Unraveling the Mystery of Alleged Putin’s Monies" (Wright).

Wut?!:  "27th nation: Turkey provides drones to Albania for new Balkan war" (Rozoff).  Did Turkey just arm both sides of the next conflict?

It appears that Brazil is run like FTX:  "Escobar: Can China Help Brazil Restart Its Global Soft Power?":

"Even a mediocre, conservative politician such as Geraldo Alckmin, former governor of the wealthiest state of the union, Sao Paulo, and coordinator of the presidential transition, was simply astonished at how four years of the Bolsonaro project let loose a cornucopia of vanished documents, a black hole concerning all sorts of data and inexplicable financial losses.

It’s impossible to ascertain the extent of corruption across the spectrum because simply nothing is in the books: Governmental systems have not been fed since 2020.

Alckmin summed it all up: “The Bolsonaro government happened in the Stone Age, where there were no words and numbers.”"

Those 'clean' EVs:  "Rogan Guest Goes Viral After Exposing "Subhuman" And "Appalling" Cobalt Mining Conditions In Congo" (Durden).  Of course, sudden concern about this may just be an American anti-China psyop:  "US-China Struggle for DR Congo Resources Intensifies" (Gallagher).

"GOP Representative George Santos Confesses to Being Less Gay and Less Jewish Than He Boasted" (Sailer):

"It’s instructive about contemporary society to see what credentials conmen boast of."

For your own good

"Russia Now Says Ukraine Losing 2 Battalions per Day in Donbass, 2nd Ukrainian Drone Attack on Engels" (Mercouris). 

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 307".

"Russia’s Lavrov issues ultimatum to Ukraine: ‘For your own good’".

"On the Precipice of World War III?" (Johnson).

"Ukraine War Day #307: “Loss Of Love” + Budanov Speaks Out Some More" (yalensis).

"Nazi Regiment Azov Back to Front Lines" (South Front).

"Russia Conducts Operation With Minimum Civilian Casualties – Study Shows" (Leiroz).

"In India, under strange circumstances, one of the richest deputies of the Russian Federation died –":

"Russian MP Pavel Antov died during a holiday in India just two days after the death of a friend with whom he went on a trip.

On December 21, a group of four Russian tourists checked into an Indian hotel. The next day, Vladimir Bydanov, who is considered a fellow traveler and friend of Pavel Antonov, was found dead in one of the rooms. A few days later, a 65-year-old Russian MP died after falling from the third floor of a hotel in Rayagada, Odisha.

The local police believe that Antonov could have committed suicide due to the death of a friend, although this is just one of several versions of the incident."

Monday, December 26, 2022

Neocons miscalculated

"Scott Ritter: Talks Ukraine Can't Win This War‼️" (Camp). 

"How (and Why) Neocons Miscalculated" (Martyanov).

"Douglas Macgregor: Ukraine/Russia War‼️" (Ball).

"The EMPIRE strikes back after The Grayzone exposes their corruption | Redacted Conversation" (Morris with Blumenthal and Reed).

"Zelensky’s Diaspora Delegation Led by Economic Hit-Woman Who Led Plunder of Ukraine" (Blumenthal).

"'Israel' worries Iran could get Russian hypersonic missiles".  "Moroccans Hold Massive Protests Two Years after Normalization with Israel".

This is serious

"Russia warns Greece against sending S-300 to Ukraine" (The Duran). 

"Jeffrey Sachs: This Is Serious‼️" (InvestoPads).  Videos that stop mid-stream seem to be a new feature.

"Putin ready to negotiate, West wants to tear apart Russia. German MOD, two military scenarios. U/1" (Christoforou).

"[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 305 (25/12): Ukraine drone attack on Engel Airbase in Saratov; 2 HIMARS boxed " (DPA War).

A very good conversation:  "Russian-Chinese Ties vs. US Aggression w/ Carl Zha & Mark Sleboda" (The New Atlas).

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 26.12.2022" (Military Summary).

"Merry Christmas, Again And Why..." (Martyanov).

"Overview of Battle for Bakhmut on December 25, 2022 (Video 18+)" (South Front).

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

"Ukraine War Day #306: Budanov Speaks Out" (yalensis).

How does it end?

This would be a good primer for somebody who relies on the mainstream (((media))) and thus knows nothing about the conflict:  "Dave Collum's 2022 Year In Review, Part 2: The War In Ukraine & How Does It End?". 

"Ukraine Full Front Update | Latest News & Updates | Russia Intensifies Their Offensive" (Weeb Union War Updates).

"Russia suggests it is ready to resume gas sales to Europe through Yamal-Europe pipeline" (Schonfeld).  I hope this is a response to flickering signs of sanity in Europe.  See also:  "Putin ‘ready for talks’ as Russian missiles rain down on Ukraine".

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 306".

"What are the goals of the Ukrainian-US project “Turan”?" (Kulikov).  Russia puts up with a lot from Turkey, but this is surely too much (although still very minor in the big picture).

"Reconciliation: Turkey Has Not Made Any Serious Offer to Syria" (Çete).  Giving up on stealing a big chunk of northern Syria is a bitter pill that will take some time for Erdoğan to swallow.  Russia has artfully made it clear to Turkey that its real enemy in dealing with the Kurds is the US, and not Syria, which is the only country that can negotiate with the Kurds (if anyone can deal with those crazy Kurds).

"US destroys bio-, chemical warfare materials in Ukraine – documents" (Nikolov).  Signing a contract to destroy the things the Americans don't have!

"Dreizin Xmas Special" (Dreizin) (sorry about the bizarre formatting with the yellow bands; you really have to pick your way through a lot of nonsense with Dreizin, but about this he is correct):

"The WSJ has come out with a long, “investigative” piece about Putin’s detachment from reality.

He’s Hitler in the bunker, everyone tells him what he wants to hear, etc.

Of course, when you’re engineering a narrative based on unnamed “people who were there” and “a person with knowledge of the matter“…..

…..when any fool understands, NO ONE truly “in the know” in Russia, or any Russian with any real, current, relevant information, talks to ENEMY newsmen any more….

…..then you as the journo, should be self-aware enough to see, YOU are telling YOUR Hitler-in-the-bunker audience what THEY want/expect to hear.

Here’s the WSJ:

Russian troops were losing the battle for Lyman, a small city in eastern Ukraine, in late September, when a call came in for the commanding officer on the front line, over an encrypted line from Moscow.

It was Vladimir Putin, ordering them not to retreat.

The president seemed to have limited understanding of the reality of the situation, according to current and former U.S. and European officials and a former senior Russian intelligence officer briefed on the exchange. His poorly-equipped front-line troops were being encircled by a Ukrainian advance backed by artillery provided by the West. Mr. Putin rebuffed his own generals’ commands and told the troops to hold firm, they said.

The Ukrainian ambushes continued, and on Oct. 1, Russian soldiers hastily withdrew, leaving behind dozens of dead bodies and supplies of artillery to restock Ukraine’s weapons caches.

This is made-up.

Not saying they didn’t talk to “former officials“, but… those people made it up, too.

Everyone talking out of their butts. No clue, but saying what’s expected of them, need to stay relevant somehow.

The “reality of the situation“…..

…..is that Krasnyi Liman (renamed by the Maidan regime as “Liman”)…..

…..was the southern cornerstone of Russia’s DESPERATE attempt to form a defense line on the east bank of the Oskol River…..

…..without which, ALL Russian gains in north Lugansk…..

…..to include, ultimately, the hard-fought Severodonetsk-Lisichansk agglomeration, would have been LOST…..

…..and the entire Soledar-Bakhmut (Artemovsk) front, CUT OFF and LIQUIDATED…..

…..and several hundred additional miles of “mainland” Russian border, EXPOSED to Ukrainian raids and artillery…..

…..necessitating a total redirection of all Russian supply flows into Lugansk city and thereabouts…..

…..as well as a huge manpower commitment to guard the exposed border…..

For Russia, it would have been a CATASTROPHE.

Militarily and politically.

I can’t even speculate on the morale effect, it would have been so bad.

The garrison in Krasnyi Liman and surrounding towns…..

…..had to hold for as long as possible…..

…..regardless of casualties… which by the way, were in their favor (the Ukraine here suffered hundreds of KIA.)

You still think Vlad the Impaler had a “limited understanding of the reality of the situation“?

LOL.

Perhaps it’s the WSJ and their “current and former officials” who have “limited understanding“?

And so…..

…..the Russian defenders of the area around Krasnyi Liman—one reserve volunteer batallion and one military police batallion…..

…..later reinforced by a smattering of special forces and infantry, and supported by artillery from “over the horizon”…..

…..likely always less than 1000 soldiers on-site…..

…..with only rudimentary defensive positions, and no heavy equipment or materials to build more…..

…..held out against at first about 3000, later as many as 5000 Ukrainian army and militia….

…..for OVER THREE WEEKS.….

…..thereby allowing time for reserves to move in and dig in, to stabilize the disaster east of the Oskol…..

…..and to blunt the Ukraine’s advance in Belogorovka, just west of Lisichansk.

Krasnyi Liman is THE decisive battle of the war…..

…..marking the ULTIMATE FAILURE of the Ukraine’s efforts to counterattack and essentially knock Russia out of the contest.

The Ukraine had ONE CHANCE, one chance only, to take down the Man.

They can’t win a war of attrition.

After Krasnyi Liman, there’s no hope for them.

You know the saying, “For want of a nail, the kingdom was lost.

Krasnyi Liman was the nail… and Russia held on to it.

Now, I don’t know about Putin’s management style…..

…..but the WSJ peddles fantasy.

The WSJ is a joke.

Also a joke, are alt-commentators such as Larry Johnson, and the “New Atlas” guy on YouTube (and their idiot groupies)…..

…..who either dismissed or denied the severity of the situation for Russia…..

…..or denied the situation itself, like nothing much was happening.

Morons.

At the time, I told Larry he’s become unreadable.

He responded that he has big experience in military planning (as a CIA analyst, LOL, OK), and thus, he can’t be wrong that Russia’s “retreat” was planned long in advance, and totally inconsequential.

Jeeezzusss what an idiot.

Like Mexico, the CIA doesn’t always send their best."

And, to end on the (((lowest note))) possible:  "A Free World, If You Can Keep It" (Kagan). In praise of utter bullshit 'moral' American foreign policy, the lynchpin of Khazar control of American psychopaths for years.  Is there anything crazier than Pure Evil controlling and manipulating Pure Evil under the guise of enforcing moral norms?