Tuesday, May 31, 2022

New generation

"Battle for Severodonetsk: Russian-Led Forces Control Half of the City (Videos)" (South Front). 

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 31.05.2022" (Military Summary).

"Russia "Controlling Most of Severodonetsk", EU Compromises on Russian Oil Ban" (Mercouris).

"The EU should forget about sanctions – they’re doing more harm than good" (Jenkins).  The paradox is that there is already too much permanent damage done to Europe by these awful sanctions for the current slate of Euro-trash 'leaders' to be able to end them and admit they made one of the biggest mistakes in European political history.  Until the 'leaders' are replaced, Europe will continue its decline into poverty, misery, and irrelevance.

The US is using the Ukrainian Nazis in the same way they use al-Qaeda and ISIS:  "A new generation of US-trained extremists is fighting Russia. Are we prepared for the blowback?" (Coles).

"Russia-Ukraine live news: US readying new aid package for Kyiv" (Harb).

"Guess Who Just Stole Oil From Syria, AGAIN" (Medhurst).

"Possession of small amounts of illicit drugs will be decriminalized in B.C." (Paterson).

The war for Monsanto

"EU circular firing squad, approves Russia oil embargo w/Gonzalo Lira" (The Duran, with Lira). 

"Rape Allegations Against Russian Troops In Ukraine Were Fake" (Moon of Alabama).  "Rules of War for Russian Soldiers in Ukraine" (South Front).

This is one of the better essays I've read recently by anybody on any subject:  "War Within the War: The Fight Over Land and Genetically Engineered Agriculture" (Cohen).  A lot to think about - like how Russia has increased the desirability of its product on international markets by rejecting GMOs, while the IMF forced Ukraine to accept GMOs (with the IMF involvement in Ukraine made possible only by the Maidan coup).  See how everything fits together?

"US Would Be Illegally Importing Syrian Wheat" (Leiroz).  Ukrainian PR is complaining of the new Holodomor, with the Russians 'stealing' Ukrainian wheat, but it is the Americans who are going to do the stealing, mostly by rail.  Full circle!:  "Russian Ship Carrying ‘Stolen Ukrainian Grain’ Reaches Syria: Report".

"Ukraine War Day #93: Water Crisis In The Donbass" (valensis).

Btw, in case you missed it:  "The role of drought in Syrian war was exaggerated" (Lund University).

Greece makes a considerable amount of its wealth from shipping, but the Americans came along and asked Greece to engage in piracy and steal a tanker full of oil from Iran (yet another (((neocon))) stunt to scupper the nuclear deal), and they foolishly hopped right to it, with hilarious, if completely predictable, consequences:

  1. "Payback: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Seize Two Greek Tankers in Persian Gulf" - Greece has the nerve to complain of 'piracy'!!!;
  2. "Spill from transfer of seized Iran oil alarms Greek environmentalists";
  3. "Greece Alerts Its Tankers In Gulf After Iran Threatens More 'Retaliation' Seizures" (Durden);
  4. "Iran Releases Video Of IRGC Storming Greek Tankers, Blames US For 'Escalation'";
  5. "Greek Opposition Demands Legal Clarification for Confiscation of Iranian Oil at US Behest".

I wonder what is on the videos the Americans must have over the Greek politicians and bureaucrats who behaved so foolishly? They should all receive fair trials before being jailed forever for high treason against Greece.

Felted

"[ Southern Front ] Ukrainian offensive in the "South Bug"; 2nd attempt @ Davydiv Brid; Commando raid" and "[ Odessa Front ] Most hated bridge in the world is struck again, for the 8th time...?" and "[ Luhansk Front ] Russian / LPR Forces captured Met'olkine; 50% of Severodonetsk assessed captured" and "[ Izyum Front ] Russian forces captured Staryi Karavan, Brusivka and Dibrova; fighting at Shchurove" and "[ Kharkiv Front ] Russian forces captured Dementiivka and Ternova; Odnorobivka under Ukraine control" and "[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 95-96 (29-30/5) Summary - Fighting in Kharkiv region, Severodonetsk abandoned" (Defense Politics Asia). 

"EU Continues to Try to Hurt Russia by Shooting Itself in the Foot" (Smith).

"Brandon Says No New Missiles for Completely Felted Ukie Military" (Anglin).  Felted, I assume referring to the felt on a poker table.

"A World at War?" (Giraldi):

"But my favorite move by the Biden Administration, if one might be so bold as to suggest that it is actually capable of administering anything more kinetic than a hot dog stand, is the latest pander to Israel. The recent murder by military sharpshooter of Palestinian/American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh followed by a humiliating spectacle of police violence at the funeral as well as subsequently at a second Palestinian funeral, actually found some administration flunkies and congress critters calling for a full investigation by Israel. The Israeli government and army refused to do so and the White House has pretended that there is no longer anything to see or consider. Israeli Defense (sic) Minister Benny Gantz recently visited Washington but the issue of a murdered American was not even raised as top official tried to outdo each other in expressing both their love for and fealty to the Jewish state, which Biden will soon be visiting. The US president will ignore the fact that Israel is celebrating his visit with its greatest eviction of Palestinian residents in twenty years.

That the United States has been a major source of money, weapons and political cover for Israel since 1967 if not before is indisputable, the result of corruption of America’s government at all levels by the groups and billionaires euphemistically described as the “Israel Lobby.” War criminal Israeli leaders like Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu have boasted about their control over Congress and the White House as well as the media and every time Israel does something atrocious the only US response has been to give it more money. Israel would sorely love to have the United States fights its wars, most prominently by attacking Iran, but somehow that military intervention and regime change, apart from a number of assassinations, has not yet taken place.

But now all of that might be changing due to a combination of the Biden regime’s recklessness and Israel’s genuine contempt for the American people, who they have been parasitically feeding off of since their settler state was founded. The US has, for the first time, participated in a large-scale military exercise with Israel on May 18th which was designed to simulate an attack on Iran using American Air Force refueling planes to enhance the ability of Israel to keep its jets flying to maintain air superiority over the Persians. It was a war game in the most literal sense even though the tanker aircraft did not actually refuel any Israeli planes and it basically commits the United States to be a dedicated participant if the Israelis should throw the dice and chance on a military attack on Iran’s presumed nuclear and air defense sites.

I also smell a possible false flag if the exercise is repeated, as it surely will be. What if one of the US planes taking part in a future exercise were to be shot down in an incident staged by Israel that might plausibly be attributed to Iran? As the exercises will presumably take place over the Mediterranean Sea in the coastal waters part of which Israel has inter alia stolen from Gaza and controls, bringing Iran into the equation would be difficult but possible to manage with enough cleverness combined with hubris, which the Israelis have in plentiful supply. That Israel would without hesitation shed American blood if it were to advance its own perceived interests should not be doubted by anyone. Look only at the two Israel false flag attacks against the US, the Lavon bombing incident in 1954 and the bloody assault on the USS Liberty in 1967, which killed 34 American sailors and injured more than a hundred others in an attempt to sink the ship and kill all its crew. That is the Israel America has grown to love and nourish, a viper in one’s bosom, always willing to strike the body that feeds it."

"Moldova Goes Full Zelensky" (Redmayne-Titley).  As we should all know, mail-in ballots = vote fraud, and thus another imperial controlled tool like Ze, playing with fire. 

The Russians aren't wasting any time in getting the city back to its old self:  "Mariupol is BACK !!!!!" (Phillips).

IQ?

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 97".

"Russian forces advance towards centre of Ukraine’s Severodonetsk".

"Vladislav Ugolniy: Ukraine's unity is crumbling amid serious military losses in the Donbass and Zelensky is feeling the heat".

"Russia's New Land Bridge To Crimea (Special Report)" (Lancaster),  Continuing the drive across southern Ukraine. 

It has taken a while, but the Nazis are finally rebranding:

"Mainstream Media Praises Ukraine's Azov Battalion For Dropping Nazi Patches From Uniform" (Durden). Just think how bizarre this is!  The ADL has no  comment.

I remember reading the aptly named Con's warmongering during the attack on Iraq:  "The Essence Of Western Media." and "Bernhard Did An Excellent Write-up." and "James Kunstler Notes..." (Martyanov). 

"Introduction–America’s Dangerous Narcissism" (Johnson).

"THIS IS THEFT | US Stealing Russian Assets" (Medhurst).

I think Lira may be starting to spread himself thin with too much content, but his point about the minerals needed for electric cars is valid (as is the fact that the environmental costs of the mining are never figured into the calculations of the 'environmentalists', who are more concerned with WEF fascism than the environment):  "2022.05.30 The Crazy Policies Are Going To Get (A Lot) Worse".

I think the Nazis are trying to get their last licks in before they are forced to stop:

We shouldn't forget that many of these German (and Polish) leaders are directly descended from Nazi leaders:

 It is a real shame, as Germany has done a remarkable job at straightening itself out, but one generation of horrible politicians has ruined everything.  We are going to see Ukrainian Nazis enter Germany as the vanguard of a new extremist movement, the collapse of the German economy due to 'green' policies leading to deindustrialization, big inflation numbers (Weimar Republic), increased racial tensions due to more mass immigration due to the starvation-creating policies of European 'leaders', and the return to the deep basis of European fascism.

"Tourist destinations gear up for summer without Russian visitors" (Psaropoulos). 

A thread on the days when Europe was led by people with IQs over 75:

IQ? 68!:

"Napoleon Putin?" (Citizenfitz). 

Note all the exceptions:  "Brent Tops $122 After EU Agrees On "Partial" Ban Of Russian Oil" (Durden).  It seems the plan is to damage Europe as much as possible, while enriching Russia as much as possible with the increase in prices.  IQ?  55!  You know what is going to happen, right?  Europe is being systematically deindustrialized, with the plan of these crooked 'geniuses' being to 'save the planet', with the manufacturing moved from Europe to places like China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India, places with lower labor costs, and no paid holidays, so the European industrialists can become even richer than they are now, while burning exactly the same amount of hydrocarbons!!!

Monday, May 30, 2022

Nothing but wins

"A Million American Deaths and 400,000 Rumble Views" (Unz):

"Over the last week or two, my newspapers have been running front-page stories declaring that our country’s Covid fatalities had reached the million mark, and as usual, their facts were wrong.

Anyone who bothers consulting the official CDC website could quickly determine that since Covid reached our shores two years ago, our country has already suffered around 1.3 million “excess deaths,” nearly all of which were either directly or indirectly due to the disease outbreak that began in Wuhan in late 2019. These fatalities total more than twenty times America’s losses in the Vietnam War and triple our World War II deaths, representing by far the largest death toll for any event in our entire national history.

Meanwhile, according to the most recent report of the World Health Organization, excess deaths worldwide over the last couple of years have now nearly reached fifteen million, exceeding the four-year total of the First World War.

During the two decades since the 9/11 Attacks and the Iraq War, I have been scathing in my criticism of our mainstream news media, and the many dozens of articles in my harshly critical American Pravda series on that subject now totals over 400,000 words. But even by the degraded standards I have condemned, the American media coverage of why so many Americans have now died has been astonishing to me.

More than two years ago, Iran’s government and media explicitly denounced America for the Covid outbreak, which they claimed had represented an illegal biowarfare attack against their own country and China, with Iran’s former president even filing a formal complaint with the United Nations. Yet not a single word of those explosive charges was ever reported in our own media, so virtually no Americans ever became aware of them. Although I was closely following the Covid outbreak at the time, I only discovered those public accusations more than a year later.

The reason for such extreme reticence by the American media is hardly mysterious. If the Iranian charges had ever been reported—even if presented as insane or ridiculous—large numbers of Americans might have begun to consider the possibility, and they would have soon discovered that the actual evidence of American governmental guilt was quite strong. So merely a tiny leak in the dam of enforced public ignorance might have quickly become an unstoppable flood.

Indeed, although I had been entirely unaware of those Iranian claims, I quickly came to very similar conclusions, and over the last two years I have published a long series of articles presenting the mountain of supporting evidence, while failing to find even a single strong argument on the other side.

So it appears that the unintended blowback from a failed biowarfare attack, probably carried out by rogue elements of the Trump Administration, has now cost well over a million Americans their lives. Add to that the two years of intermittent lockdowns, the massive economic disruptions, the widespread promotion of controversial new vaccines, and the extremely high inflation produced by many trillions of dollars in desperate governmental spending. If substantial numbers of our citizens began to believe that this unparalleled national disaster had been the consequence of an exceptionally reckless biowarfare attack by members of our own government, I think that our existing political regime would have a very difficult time surviving the recriminations.

Yet to my utter and complete amazement, nearly all our journalists and commentators have spent more than two years averting their eyes from this absolutely obvious factual evidence. The reality of our disaster has been ignored not merely by the notoriously timorous members of the mainstream media but even by almost all the supposedly bold truth-tellers of the alternative media as well."

"Sanctions BACKFIRE: Empty Shelves in the US but Not in Russia?" (Medhurst).

"Domestic wars are depressingly unfixable. Foreign wars..." (Levine):

"There isn’t an area of life in this place called America that isn’t fucked. There’s total dysfunction all around. On any major issue things just keep getting worse: poverty, corruption, pollution, environmental collapse, global warming, domestic gun massacres, and the runaway consumption and commodification of every aspect of life. This society can’t even produce baby formula —  dehydrated cow milk with vitamins! — without resorting to looting, pumping out tainted product, and putting kids at risk. The politics of this place are bleak as hell. There’s nothing but systemic failure and stagnation on every level, papered over with lies and self-deception.

Compared with this Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is probably the only feel-good story in America today. It’s the only “win” they got. It’s got bipartisan support, too. And it’s a good war. America’s the good guy in it, helping an underdog fight against undemocratic savages from the east. And best of all, America’s ruling class doesn’t need to sacrifice anything or put anything on the line or do much of anything, other than hand over cash to gun makers and weapons companies. It’s a fight that requires no domestic changes at all. In fact the war only boosts America’s power, making Europe more dependent on American energy and American weapons. So it’s wins all around. Nothing but wins.1

So the media has descended on this tragedy in Texas — or, like the Vanderbilt’s Anderson Cooper, platinum-parachuted into it. They’ll interview the devastated parents, do their live stand-ups, write their stories, and parasitically feed their corporate Perky Pat Fear and Outrage Edition layouts with as much content as they can. Then they’ll retreat back to New York and LA or DC and repeat the ritual all over again with some other domestic horror — a horror that’ll fade just as quickly from our Perky Pat media world, while still festering and getting worse when the cameras aren’t looking.

I’m guessing by Monday the shooting story will disappear off the New York Times’ front page and Ukraine will again be king of the fold. Domestic wars are depressingly unfixable. Foreign wars — and especially this one — make America’s ruling class feel great."

"Irina Slav: “From arrogance to insanity: the EU path”" (Bradley Jr.). 

"Growing Rapport between Russia and Turkey" (Odintsov):

"The rapprochement between the positions of Ankara and Moscow has further intensified against the backdrop of provocative steps by the West to expand NATO to the east and the intention to accept Sweden and Finland into the alliance. As Turkish historian Mehmet Perinçek pointed out recently, the United States and NATO have a project directed against countries with a powerful army and economy, namely Russia, Turkey, China, and Iran. “These countries act as barriers to US plans, so Washington wants to eliminate them. For this reason, Turkey and Russia are on the same front. Consequently, Moscow and Ankara must cooperate to protect their national interests. If we consider this issue from Ankara’s point of view, then it needs to balance the threat of Washington only in cooperation with other European countries suffering from US aggression. First of all, with Russia. Therefore, Erdogan’s statement is very correct: NATO expansion is not only a problem for Moscow,” he said in an interview with RIA Novosti."

and:

"A significant window for the development of bilateral cooperation was the withdrawal of a number of foreign manufacturers due to sanctions imposed by the West on the Russian domestic market. As a result, Russia and Turkey began to actively discuss the replacement of outgoing foreign brands with Turkish enterprises. This was reported by the newspaper Hürriyet with reference to remarks by Dmitry Moskalenko, president of the Russian Council of Shopping Centers, who stressed that this autumn about 3 million square meters of retail space in the Russian retail sector will become vacant. “For Turkish brands that are not yet in Russia, we provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the best shopping centers, starting with Moscow. We are negotiating so that Turkish companies stay in Russia for a long time and make profitable investments,” Hürriyet quotes Dmitry Moskalenko as saying. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said not too long ago that Russia is “against any manifestation of neo-colonialism.”".

Another Jewish whitewash of National Socialism:  "The Defenders of Mariupol" (Davidzon). 

 

Polkraine

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 30.05.2022" (Military Summary).

"See Russia's Captured Territory In Ukraine (3 Months of War Special Report)" (Lancaster).  A drive across southern Ukraine.

"Terrorist Warfare of Armed Forces of Ukraine Not Changed for Years (Videos 18+)" (South Front).

"Russia Moves into Severodonetsk, Ukraine Suffers Heavy Losses in Kherson, EU Split on Russia Oil Ban" (Mercouris).

"[ Broken News ] Ukraine no longer gets free fuel from Poland; fuel supply is now on commercial basis" (Defense Politics Asia) versus "Ukraine and Poland Nearer Confederation" (Araujo).

"Bernie and AOC = Playing the role of “anti-war”" (Mickey Z.).  In the back rooms, they are being told that it is the Empire itself that is under attack.

The trap

"Breaking: Russian-Led Forces Approaching Slavyansk" (South Front).

The American 'leaders' are already aware that Russian victory will be a stunning blow to the Empire, from which it will never really recover, and are dusting off their original 'Kiev defeat' theory to attempt to soften the blow. "The secret planning that kept the White House a step ahead of Russia" (Ignatius).  For some reason, Landis retypes the copium on Twitter:

Of course, the Empire did plan to set a trap for Russia, they just didn't plan for Russia to survive the trap, and win, and prosper. The Ignatius tall tale will form the basis for American PR from now on, and nobody but a few Americans will believe a word of it.

"Ukraine Bits: Russian Artillery - Counter Attacks - New Missile Systems" (Moon of Alabama). 

A thread:

Kissinger has been cancelled

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 96",

Using evidence from the location of newly arrived war reporters to try to determine how much of the city has been liberated:  "[ Luhansk Front ] Latest "frontline" at Severodonetsk - War reporters arrives at the fringes" (Defense Politics Asia).

Kissinger has been cancelled by Ukraine (!), a thread:

"Lavrov x two". 

"Russia and China and Bold Red Lines" (Snider).  The Danes may find themselves surprized when they are nuked before they even know Russia has determined a red line has been crossed.  That's why sanely run countries - countries not run by Euro-trash - are careful not to get close to a red line.

Here's a thread by a 'Professor of Strategic Studies' from one month ago (to be fair to him, he has left his L's up on Twitter, when many of lesser integrity would have disappeared them and pretended they never existed):

Can any of these guys get it into their thick heads that the Russians are very, very, very good at fighting wars, and every analysis has to start with that premise? 

Gloating Nazis

"Ukraine Shells Kherson Region Killing civilians (Chernobaevka)" (Lancaster). I would have thought  this was a mistake, as there is no Russian military target and this is southern, not eastern, Ukraine, but the Ukrainians have already started to gloat about it.  You can watch the Russians sappers at work on an unexploded missile.

Nonsensical jibberish

"War in Ukraine Day 94: Bloody Strategy of Retreating Ukrainian Military Kills Civilians (Videos 18+)" (South Front).

"Impunity of Ukrainian Militants Contribute to Flourishing Anarchy (Photos 18+, Video)" (South Front).  A large part of the special operation is the removal of violent thugs from the streets of Ukraine, something Ukrainian authorities were either unable, unwilling, or too afraid to do.

"New Secrets of Azov Regiment Revealed (Videos)" (South Front).

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

"Russia-Ukraine live: Moscow says Donbas’s ‘liberation’ a priority" (Khalid/Child/Petrova/Virginia Pietromarchi).

An excellent thread on how Brandon is breaking both the Leahy Amendments (the law of the US), and international law, in supplying weapons to a foreign military which the Americans know or should have known violate human rights, which weapons have now actually been used to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity:

A proper Leahy vetting would not have taken long to find eight years of the slaughter of civilians by the Ukrainian military.  I wonder where the learned legal paper is complaining about this.  I'm joking, there is no American legal expert who would dare, or care, to write it.  Of course, what with Israel and the Saudis receiving American weapons, the Leahy Amendments are a dead letter anyway.

"Andrei Martyanov: Change of Narrative" (Martyanov).

"Another Interview–Ryan Dawson" (Johnson),

"Lavrov: Recent Sanctions Unlikely to Be Lifted, This Is What US Is Telling Allies Behind Closed Doors".  This knowledge gives Russia proper guidance on how to proceed in the future.  There is no hope for Russian reintegration with Europe as long as the Euro-trash are still in power, and they will be in power forever as the entire system has been carefully constructed so they can't be removed.

This is the odd Ukrainian incursion into Russian-controlled territory which Military Summary was trying to find a good reason for in his analysis of May 29:

"‘Successful Attack’ of Kyiv’s Forces in Kherson Appears to Be Total Disaster (Photos)" (South Front). 

Some Americans have it figured out (note the part on von der Leyen starting at 16:20!):  "Media narrative collapse on Ukraine" (Renaissance Horizon).  It is funny and sad that all consistent truth tellers now have a statement on where to find them when YouTube inevitably cancels them.

"Worst Fighting I Have Ever Experienced: Foreign Militants on Battles in Ukraine (Video 18+)" (South Front). "Ukraine war volunteers are coming home, reckoning with difficult fight" (Horton/Nakhlawi/Mekhennet).  Americans turn everything into lessons on 'self-improvement'.

A spectacular thread!:

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Strange

It is strange: 

"Russia’s Main Patriot " (South Front). 

Millstone

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 29.05.2022" (Military Summary).

"Ukraine is a millstone around Europe’s neck" (Bhadrakumar):

"About a month ago, in a rare statement, Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) accused Washington and Warsaw of plotting to restore Polish control over part of western Ukraine, which Poland had ruled at different times in the past, most recently between the two world wars. The territories include the city of Lviv, which were absorbed into the Soviet Union at the end of World War II.

The SVR said the US was discussing with Poland a plan under which Polish “peacekeeping” forces without a NATO mandate would enter parts of western Ukraine where the chance of a confrontation with Russian forces was low. The SVR’s intelligence scoop presumably triggered an expulsion of 45 Russian diplomats in Poland and a physical attack on the Russian Ambassador at a public function at Warsaw.

Curiously, soon afterward, on May 24, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced “joint customs control” on Ukraine’s border with Poland, which he described as “also the beginning of our integration into the common customs space of the European Union… (and) a truly historic process.” Zelensky said Ukraine-Poland relations are “finally completely free of quarrels and the legacy of old conflicts. I would like the brotherhood between Ukrainians and Poles to last forever… our unity of Ukrainians and Poles is a constant that no one will break.” Two days before that, Polish President Andrzej Duda had visited Kiev.

To be sure, Zelensky and Duda acted with US approval. In effect, Ukraine’s sovereignty over its western regions bordering Poland is eroded. Kiev has also announced plans to grant special legal status to Polish citizens. Plainly put, a de facto “merger” is under way.

A reclamation of lost territories in western Ukraine (estimated to be 178000 sq. kms) would make Poland much larger than Germany — exceeding 500,000 sq. kms as against Germany’s 357, 588 sq. kms. The geopolitical implications are far too profound to be overstated — to name a few, EU’s future, Germany’s rise, Europe’s autonomy, German-Russian relations, Russia’s security."

It is amazing that Ze is talking about effectively giving up all Ukrainian sovereignty to Poland, a country with a history of having very malign attitudes and actions towards Ukraine, in order to blunt the appearance of losing to Russia, a country which has always had a benign attitude towards Ukraine, indeed almost a religiously inspired attitude towards Ukraine. It is spiteful, Ze saying, 'you didn't want NATO next door, well here's NATO next door, and we will give up our ancient nation to make it happen!'

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

"Russia 'Storming Severodonetsk', EU Leaders Call Putin as West Runs Out of Options" (Mercouris).

"Cardinal Richelieu foresees Russia’s victory in Ukraine" (Spengler).  The cynical view.  Also, correct.

"Open thread for today and a few comments" (Amarynth).

Crispy lemon

"[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 94 (28/5) Summary - Belarus threatens to invade Ukraine if Poland enters Ukr" (Defense Politics Asia).  Note the doubt about whether Severodonetsk has been captured by the Russians.

The possible attacks on Ze are coming from the extremist right, i.e., that he is not being crazy enough!:

Small signs of sanity in Germany:

Between the Earth and the Sea

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 95".

"[ Southern Front ] Ukrainian forces captured Novohryhorivka & Davydiv Brid - more intel revelations" and "[ Zaporizhzhia Line ] Ukrainian forces recaptured Novopil and Novodarivka" and "[ Izyum Front ] Russian forces captured Pasika; advanced to outskirts of towns by river near Lyman" (Defense Politics Asia).

"Ukrainian Military Units Betrayed by Their Commanders" and "Two Examples of Russia’s Use of Drone Warfare" (Johnson).

"Kiev Places All Hopes on Western Weapons, Erdogan Repeats Opposition to Finland, Sweden NATO Bids" (Mercouris).

"2022.05.28 The Famous “Russian Bond Default”" (Lira).  The problem with a 100% sanctions cut-off from the West is that the West loses all leverage.

"Plans Are Changing For The US. Larry Talks To Eva." (Martyanov).

"Russia-Ukraine live news: Putin to discuss Ukraine grain supplies" (Ibrahim/Rasheed/Hatuqa).  The West is trying to pin the blame for world starvation caused by the Euro-trash on Putin, but Putin turns the tables and puts the full moral load on those that caused the problem.  Lift the sanctions and the food goes through!  Note also that Scholz and Macron have again asked Putin to let the Azov Nazis out (along with their NATO trainers!).

It looks just like Mariupol, but much quicker, where the Chechens cleared most of the city, with the Nazis scurrying to hide in the local plant:

Plonkers of the war

A thread:

 

Iy is amazing how deeply appropriate these heroes of the West are, and how much effort 'journalists' are making to cover it up.

Plonkers of the war, a thread:

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Performed poorly in operations in built-up urban terrain throughout the war

Remember this, from earlier today?:

""Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 94":

"Analysts at the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based think-tank, said while Russian forces would likely struggle to take ground in the city of Severodonetsk itself as they have “performed poorly in operations in built-up urban terrain throughout the war”."

Ha!  A couple weeks ago - too long ago for the (((Kagan family))) to remember - Russia completed one of the most impressive siege take-overs of a heavily-defended city in world military history.  The Chechens are particularly good at this."

 Well:

Nazi holiday in Washington?

"Former CIA & State Department Analyst, Larry C Johnson, on Ukraine, Donbass & Russia" (interview by Bartlett).  This is an excellent interview.  Were Ukrainian Nazis flown in to participate in 1/6?

Hate will tear us apart

"Sitrep Operation Z: We’re going down" (Saker Staff). 

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 28.05.2022" (Military Summary).  Some Russian plans for next week.

"Russia’s ‘cauldron’ tactic may be tipping Donbas battle in its favour" (Sabbagh/Beaumont).

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 94":

"Analysts at the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based think-tank, said while Russian forces would likely struggle to take ground in the city of Severodonetsk itself as they have “performed poorly in operations in built-up urban terrain throughout the war”."

Ha!  A couple weeks ago - too long ago for the (((Kagan family))) to remember - Russia completed one of the most impressive siege take-overs of a heavily-defended city in world military history.  The Chechens are particularly good at this.

"Report: Turkey’s Talks With Sweden, Finland on NATO Bids Made Little Progress" (DeCamp). As Mercouris has noted, by starting to join NATO, Finland and Sweden have painted targets on their backs and are very exposed if they don't get in.  This means Turkey has a very strong bargaining position.

"Russia Conducts Hypersonic Missile Test Near Finland & Sweden" (Durden).

"The European Union Was Designed to Stifle Democracy" (Jamieson).

"Gonzalo Lira: Things Are Disintegrating (The Red Tide Is Coming)".  "Poroshenko Not Allowed To Travel Abroad For Second Time".

"Russian MoD: Briefing on the results of the analysis of documents related to the military biological activities of the United States on the territory of Ukraine".

A CDaN blind on Bono and the suicide of Ian Curtis.

The BearPig

"Ukraine Russia war UPDATE - Col. Douglas Macgregor" (Judge Napolitano - Judging Freedom).  Sensible bit on Taiwan at the end.

"[ Popasna Front ] Ukrainian forces recaptured Komyshuvakha" and "[ Southern Front ] Ukrainian forces launches offensive through Davydiv Brid, reaching Bruskynske" and "[ Kharkiv Front ] Ukrainian forces controls Poultry Farm at Kozacha Lopan; not Kozacha Lopan itself" and "[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 93 (27/5) Summary - Air battles; Ukrainian counters-off; LPR takes Mir Hotel" (Defense Politics Asia_.

"Putting the War in Ukraine in Context" (Johnson).

Lots of imperial spinning:  "Russian Wins in Eastern Ukraine Spark Debate Over Course of War" (Champion/Kudrytski).  The saddest thing for any empire is to watch its proxy get crushed, thus undermining its imperial authority, while not being able to do a damn thing about it.

"In Stunning Shift, WaPo Admits Catastrophic-Conditions, Collapsing-Morale Of Ukraine Front-Line Forces" (Durden).

"True Detective: How the Russian Army “Hacked” Secret US Howitzers in Ukraine" (Andreyev).

"Signs of Ukrainian Collapse in Donbass as Liman Falls to Russia" (Mercouris).

"Russian Military Wins Battle for Liman. AFU Pockets in Donbass Diminishing" (South Front).

Friday, May 27, 2022

Piracy

"Let's talk about the news w/Gonzalo Lira (Live)" (The Duran).  Very little Lira, as there seem to be serious internet issues in Kharkiv.

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 27.05.2022" (Military Summary).  Mondays are big days for the Russian military.

"As Things Fall Apart Biden May Want To Escalate" (Moon of Alabama).  I've got the impression that the only thing blocking the apocalypse is what's left of Biden's brain and its faint memories of the fears during the Cold War, but as things deteriorate the (((neocons))) may be able to wear him down.

"War in Ukraine Day 92: Ukrainian Forces Fled From Liman (Video 18+)" (South Front).

"Ukrainians question the ease of Russian capture of Kherson" (Mirovalev).  Peaceful surrender, even up to sabotaging the blowing up of the bridges, when the alternative is to watch your city be destroyed, is what I call statesmanship.

"Will NATO Aggression Force Russia to Extend the Special Operation Beyond the Ukraine?" (Batiushka).

"Graham Phillips Lite - YouTube".  Phillips was missing as he was put in YouTube jail for 'hate speech', so he's making fun of the book burners there (who should really be deeply ashamed of themselves).  YouTube is about to jump the shark through sheer cringy censorship:

We're in this period where employees are costing corporations - Netflix, Disney - vast amounts of money through being allowed to run wild to ride their bizarre personal hobbyhorses, mostly because managers are terrified of being fired by DEI administrators).  Is YouTube going down the same path?  I get the feeling that this Ukraine censorship is closer to fealty to perceived Imperial wishes, although it is cloaked in the SJW term of 'hate speech'. 

"US Seizes Tanker Full of Iranian Oil Near Greece" (Ditz).  Upending the rules of international law for short-term politicking just hurts the Empire, which relies on these rules more than anybody else.  Note that they intend to keep the stolen loot for their own self-created energy problems.  It is literally piracy.  The Empire is led by mediocrities, many of whom are literally traitors to the US, in full panic mode. This is also almost certainly a power move by the (((neocons))) - infighting within the American government - to put the final nail in the coffin of the Iran deal, even as some of the non-traitors are still trying to resuscitate it. 

The last requirement was added to stop husbands who have decided to buy a gun to kill their wives:

One potato a day

If US or NATO troops are guarding Ze, and Ze prefers to take the bribes, snort the coke, and follow American orders rather than preserve his country, the only way to save anything of Ukraine is by a military coup, removing Ze as the shot caller. Then the new leaders can sue for peace.  Otherwise, there is not going to be anything left of Ukraine.

Btw, this (((neocon))) stunt to try to sink Russia into an 'occupation', at the expense of an entire country, all to obtain 'regime change', is one of the worst things the US has ever done, although it has a lot of competition.

The pinch

"China should move reserves out of US Treasuries" (Yongding).  It is just a matter of time before world-famous thieves, the American people, will pinch this money by refusing to allow the redemption of treasuries. 

"China "Undermining" Global Order While Enriching Itself - US Not Looking For "New Cold War": Blinken" (Durden).

"They Begin To Feel The Pinch. Or, Didn't I Tell You So?" (Martyanov).  "Andrei Martyanov: Davos “news”, real resources, Operational Art-2".

"Russia's Oil Export Loophole Runs Through Greece" (Kimani).

"Ukraine threatens “something could happen” to oil pipeline serving EU member Hungary".

"Israel Rejects US Request To Transfer Missiles To Ukraine" (Durden).

"Servant of the Corrupt" (Gonzalez).

Adult children of alcoholics

"The End Of The American Empire Is Here" (Dore interview of Hedges).  It is telling that the only people worth listening to are old guys like Hedges and Hudson.

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 93".

"[ Bakhmut Front ] Russian forces captured Klynove and Vuhlehirska Power Station" and "[ Izyum Front ] Russian forces captured Lyman" and "[ Kharkiv Front ] Ukrainian forces recaptured Ternova" and "[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 91-92 (25-26/5) Summary - Ukraine airforce reinforced; Lyman is now Krasny" (Defense Politics Asia).

"2022.05.26 What Happens AFTER the Loss of the Donbas" (Lira)

"A Bit Of MIlitary Porn." (Martyanov).

"Ukrainian Officers Continue Killing Their Soldiers. Number of Ukrainian Pows Grows (Photos 18+)" and "In Video: Flourishing City of Severodonetsk Looted by Ukrainian Soldiers" and "Ukrainian Seaports to Become First Battlefield of WWIII" and "Moldova Preparing for War (Videos)" (South Front).

The sheer quantity of imperial spin in this article is impressive:  "China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse sweeping agreement" (Perry). 

It appears that there are far more Western assets in Russia than Russian assets in the West, so this makes little sense:

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Howling

"Sitrep Operation Z: + consequences = petty Tabaquis howling" (Saker Staff).  I liked the references to historic battles in the HistoryLegends video.

"Gonzalo Lira: Lysychansk, fire control, retreat and truth". 

"Russia Continues Donbass Offensive, Cuts Interest Rates Inflation Falls, Scholz Ukraine Cannot Win" (Mercouris).

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 26.05.2022 (correct version)" (Military Summary).

"Inside Donetsk airport after 8 years of War" (Lancaster).  Superb video.  Exactly the eighth anniversary of the war.  Poroshenko sent Nazis to kill civilians the day after he was elected, and Ze has carried on this Ukrainian tradition, despite campaigning for the exact opposite.  Note the site of the reporter Lawrence interviews at the end.

"The Danger of Underestimating Russia" (Smith).

Game changers

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 92".  "Timeline: Week 13 of Russia’s war in Ukraine" (Psaropoulos).

"Briefing by Russian Mod on Morning of May 26, 2022" (South Front).

"Russia 'Cuts off" Severodonetsk, Eyes Zaporozhye, As Ukraine Says Plans Counteroffensive" (Mercouris).  <s>The mythological Ukrainian Super-Army of late August, trained in Poland, and fully armed with the most modern lethal weapons available, will prevail!  The reason the current Ukrainian Army is losing so badly is that the Super-Troops are being held back so they can take Moscow and execute Putin in the fall!</s>

"Ukraine Propaganda - BBC Tries To Sell Telegram Rumors That Make No Sense" (Moon of Alabama).

You know who is having the worst war ever?  Even worse than the Ukrainians/NATO?  Bellingcat!:

I wonder what the 'negotiated' peace deal will look like if Ze won't make a single concession:  "‘Never going to happen’: Ukraine blasts trading land for peace".  "Zelensky Rejects Kissinger Concession Comments, Says "Russia Must Also Leave Crimea"" (Durden). "Ukraine Should Cede Territory and Become Neutral State, Kissinger Says" (Leiroz). I thought the coke was saying that the war would only be over when the Nazis sweep into Russia and take Moscow.

"2022.05.25 Everyone Is Positioning Themselves For The Incoming Ukrainian Disintegration" (Lira).

"Ukraine after 90 days of war" (Bhadrakumar).

"Customs and Border Protection bulletin: American fighters headed to Ukraine questioned at U.S. airports" (Swan/Miller) (CBP is the American Customs and Border Protection):

"Daniel Vajdich, president of Yorktown Solutions, which represents and lobbies for Ukraine’s state-owned energy industry, told POLITICO that the Kremlin will cheer the document.

“This document and its explicit reference to supposed ‘neo-Nazi’ groups in Ukraine is going to be music to the ears of the Kremlin and Russia’s propaganda machine,” he said. “They’ll cite it to justify their invasion of Ukraine and the destruction of Mariupol.”

“It’s like CBP is telling the Russians, ‘Yes, we agree with you that Ukraine is full of neo-Nazis,’” he added. “This was the Kremlin’s entire basis for invading Ukraine, and we now have a U.S. government agency agreeing with that. Incredible.”"

The article goes on to quote from the notorious fabulist Rita Katz! 

"Let’s Talk Game Changers in Ukraine and the Future" (Johnson).  Why are drones not having the game-changing effect that they had in the the Armenia and Azerbaijan war?  Drones are the one area where Ukraine is competitive with, and probably ahead of, Russia, although Russia has demonstrated that it has excellent anti-drone defenses.

"About Force Multipliers And Game-Changers. By Larry." (Martyanov).

"Nuland-Pyatt Tape Removed From YouTube After 8 Years" (Lauria).  The book burners at YouTube are hilariously unconcerned about the appearance of absolute crookedness in service of Empire.

"[ BROKEN NEWS ] IAEA: Fate of 30,000kg of Plutonium & 40,000kg of Uranium @ Zaporizhzhia NPP unknown" (Defense Politics Asia).  It sounds like just more anti-Russian PR.  Sadly, my conspiracy brain can't help but think that the corrupt Ukrainian authorities have used organized crime gangs to illegally dispose of this material, which is otherwise highly expensive to store safely, and they are using a story that the Russians stole it in order to prepare for the inevitable discovery of the fact that dangerous material cannot be accounted for.

"The EU Needs More Than $1 Trillion for Plan to Ditch Russian Oil and Gas" (Rystyd Energy).  Peanuts when you consider the importance of protecting the sacred borders of Ukraine allowing a dying evil Empire to struggle on for a few more years, before its inevitable collapse, sweeping its foolish and corrupt minions with it.  You could have picked China and a prosperous future, but you decided to commit suicide instead.  Do you think the Euro-trash are aware that they are surely going down in world history as the worst set of 'leaders' ever, or are they just concerned with keeping those pedo tapes off TV?

"Hedges: No Way Out But War".  Note that the $40 billion could have fixed American infrastructure, with huge trickle-down effects in construction jobs, etc..

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Real losses

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 25.05.2022" (Military Summary).  Retreat and roads.

"[ Popasna Front ] Russian forces captured Bilohorivka & Nahirne; Bakhmut-Lysychansk route broken" (Defense Politics Asia).

Does the ease with which Russia is making these strategic moves represent a overall superiority in Russian strategists over the presumably NATO/US/UK planners calling the shots for Ukraine?  If so, NATO is in really big trouble (and Sweden and Finland, sticking their necks out for 'protection', look even dumber).

"Azov Criminals to Face Trial in Donetsk People’s Republic" (South Front).  I wonder if some of the Nazis will be executed.  This is better optics for Russia as well.  After all, it is the people of eastern Ukraine who have suffered at the hands of these monsters, so it is fitting that they mete out the justice.

"Russian Strikes Destroyed Motor Sich Plant in Ukraine (Video)" (South Front).  Now this is really hilarious.  The crooks in Kiev stole the plant from its Chinese owners:  "Ukrainian Court Seizes Aerospace Company Motor Sich From Chinese Investors".  Russia would never have bombed it if China still owned it.  Now, Ukraine has lost this very important national asset, based again in the ubiquitous Ukrainian corruption.

"Ukrainian Military Command Hide Real Losses – Ukrainian POW" (South Front).  I'm sure the average Ukrainian has no idea of how much lying Ze does every day.

"Polish Revanchism, Coincidence or Lie?" (South Front).  One big Nazi family.

"New Coalition of the Willing for Retreating Ukrainian Forces" (South Front).  It is quite brash to use the 'world food crisis' as another way to escalate NATO involvement in the war, creating clashes which could easily escalate into nuclear WWIII, when it was your own actions which created the world food crisis.

"Iran Deal Has Sunk As Biden Keeps IRGC On Terror List; Tehran "Evaded" Nuclear Inspectors For Years" (Durden).  A nice clear example of how the interests of all Americans are subjugated to the interests of a tiny group of crazies in Israel, and their (((supporters))) in the US.  Venezuela's bargaining position in getting the gold stolen from it by Britain has just improved a lot.

A way of determining whether you are reading a good satire site:  "Babylon Bee's List of Fulfilled Prophecies".  What happened to The Onion, anyway?

All the best features of AIDS and COVID in one Bill Gates production:  "Monkeypoxmania" (Hopkins).  

Patriotic education

"NATO vs Russia: What Happens Next" (Escobar).

"A new war is being prepared for after the defeat in the face of Russia" (Meyssan).
"Russia to Reach Record Trade Surplus – The West’s Financial War Has Failed" (Araujo).  "Russian oil shipments hit record high".  "Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s Latest Statements on Relations With the West" (South Front).

"Andrei Martyanov: Austin about VSU, some facts from the front, larger geopolitical issues. ISR, targeting.".

"Military Crisis Donbass, Ukraine Admits Heavy Losses, Arguments about Resuming Peace Talks in DC" and "UK Media Says Russia 'Close to Major Victory' in Donbass, Western Unity Crumbles in Davos" (Mercouris).

"Battle for Liman and Liberation of Svetlodarsk. Situation in Morning of May 24 (Video, Photos)" (South Front).

"Sitrep Operation Z: Yes, it is ‘The Grind’" (Saker Staff).

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

"Slow and Steady, Russia Continues to Move Forward" and "Ukrainian Servicemen Refuse to Fight and Leave Their Positions Left and Right (Videos)" (South Front).

"Only the Most Extremist Foreign Fighters Now Entering Ukraine to Fight Russians" (Antonopoulos).

"Leaked Videos Reveal Patriotic Education of Children by Azov Nazis in Ukraine (Videos 18+)" (South Front).

"Debating Scott Ritter" and "The Truth About the $40 Billion Ostensibly Being Spent to Arm Ukraine" (Johnson).

I'm wondering how the Empire is going to spin the $40 billion when it becomes impossible to maintain the illusion that Ukraine has a chance to win.  It is real money, going into real pockets, but obviously, from a political point of view, completely wasted, and wasted just at the turn to the obvious inevitability of Russia's winning.  You can see why Congress was in such a hurry to pass it..

"What's The Deal With The US Four-Star Generals?" and "A Profound LOL..." (Martyanov).