Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Blue check design for journalists

"Q & A: Neocon takeover of EU nears completion" and "Elections in Taiwan, ruling party suffers massive defeat" and "Turkey delivers its terms to US, ground invasion imminent" (The Duran). 

Starts at 29:45:  "Wednesday 30th November 2022 - LIVE" (iEarlGrey).

"On Russian Controlled Kherson Frontline, Facing Ukraine Positions" (Lancaster).  Interesting local knowledge at 30:00.

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 30.11.2022" (Military Summary).

"Ecuador's resistance confronts multinational mining monster" (The Grayzone).

"The Global South Births a New Game-Changing Payment System" (Escobar).

"Conflict in Ukraine is doomed to escalate" (Bhadrakumar).

"Who Is Killing The Crypto Millionaires?" (Snyder).  "SBF Addresses Rumors Whether He Laundered Ukraine Donations: "I Wish I Could Have Pulled That Off"" (Andersen).

Last option

"NATO torn over Ukraine. Musk raises Starlink prices. Elensky wants 1 trillion dollars. U/1" (Christoforou). 

"I Got a BRAND NEW Buhanka FOR FREE! UAZ 3909 Loaf 2022" (iEarlGrey).  Van review.

"Agreement between Venezuelan President Maduro and the Opposition as discussed on Press TV, Iran" (Doctorow).

"Scott Ritter Extra Ep. 25: Ask the Inspector" (with Bartlett).

"Scott Ritter: War Should Be The Last Option‼️".

Imperialist arrogance

"Bakhmut in DANGER! | Russia Captures ANOTHER 2 Villages | What's Next?" (Weeb Union War Updates).

"[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 277-279 (27-29/11): Russian Siversk Offensive begin; South Bakhmut collapse" (Defense Politics Asia).

"Western Wonder Weapons Too Fragile for Ukrainian Battlefield" (Sleboda).

"Scott Ritter - Lies and deception about Ukraine/Russia conflict"(AllesAfrikaans).

"Germany Will Not Send Patriot Missile Systems to Ukraine Despite Polish Hopes" (Adel).

"NATO Running Out of Weapons for Kiev Regime" (Bosnic).

Russia seems to be getting back into the grinding groove it was in before it started running away:  "Russian Forces Back to Offensive Operations on Donbass Front Lines" and "In Video 18+: Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Strongholds Near Avdeevka" (South Front).

"American Armaments Sales in Europe Booming Thanks to the War in Ukraine: “US Colony After NATO Coup”" (Carisio).

"Why Does Us Insist on Peace Talks Between Kiev and Moscow?" (Leiroz).

"Why the Deep, Visceral, Crazy Hatred of Putin?" (Johnson).

"Ukraine War Day #280: Pope Says Racist Sh*t" (yalensis).  "Pope Francis’ War Against Chechens and Buryats" (Hayes).

"Some Importnat Points..." (Martyanov).

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq. 

Idiot crook, in the middle of plotting a new heist against Russia, lets cat out of bag on Ukrainian military casualties, requiring a quick edit (I don't know if she meant 'officers', or whether she intended to refer to all Ukrainian soldiers):

"Chevron Back in Venezuela: A Tale of US Imperialist Arrogance" (Chรกvez Alava). 

"A Light in the Darkness" (Kunstler).

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Accounting quirks

"Inspecting The Inspectors" (Martyanov).

"Can Putin Be Criticized in Russia? What Monetary Change Is Coming Soon? With Andrei Martyanov." (Through the eyes of).

"Ukraine War Map | Russia captures Kurdyumivka | UA Lines South of Bakhmut under extreme pressure" (New World Econ).

He seems to be trying to be as infuriating as possible:

Imported fish

"Feet on the ground in St Petersburg: first impressions" (Doctorow):

"Now a necessary word about the suffering widows, infirm and innocent children caught in the middle of this confrontation. It has been denounced as ‘barbaric’ by none other than the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz and his German passport holding colleague, president of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen.  Now that is not hypocrisy. No, it is worse than hypocrisy. German leaders seem to be forgetting who reinvented barbarism in the middle of the 20th century.  They are forgetting the one million Leningraders, one third of the city’s population at the time, who died of starvation and cold during the Siege put in place by….the Bundeswehr.  Instead they are now weeping over the 6600 civilians whom the UN reports as having died so far in the Russian Military Operation in Ukraine.  It would be so much better if they simply shut up and did the decent thing, namely to stop supplying arms to the Kiev regime and called upon the rest of the world to also desist and press for immediate conclusion of peace on the basis of Ukrainian neutrality." 

"Scott Ritter: Talks Germany & Germans Should Listen‼️" (Gegenpol).

"Russia Deployed Anti-Aircraft System In Donbas" (Odo Puiu Events). 

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 29.11.2022" (Military Summary).

"Bring it to sanity | Ray McGovern & Scott Ritter" (Dialogue works).

"Russia Breakthrough in Donbass: Bakhmut Encircled, Vuhledar to Fall Soon; EU Buys More Russian LNG" (Mercouris).

"Russian billionaire, 53, is killed in helicopter crash near Monaco in latest crypto mystery death - 'after another passenger cancelled at the last minute'" (Stewart/Bunyan).

"Brits in Shallow Pool, American Genius in $25 a Month Room and Newborn Eaten by Giant Snakes" and "Dead Father, Dead Mother, Death Has Arrived!" and "Black Curtain Falling" (Dinh).

Psychotherapeutic strikes

"Bakhmut, Marinka, Ugledar. Russia speeds up offensive. Macron to meet Biden" (The Duran). 

A thread: 

"Will the US try to pull off a “Grenada” in Serbia?" (The Saker).

"Antisemitism’s March Into the Mainstream" (Goldberg).  "Brazilian ambassador goes to Palestine refugee camp to watch World Cup match".  "Sam Bankman-Fried opens up about political donations, FTX bankruptcy regrets and salacious gossip" (Farrington).  "FTX founder manipulated ESG to earn 'virtue signaling glow': Palantir co-founder" (Raasch):
"FTX scored higher on "leadership and governance" than ExxonMobil despite only having three board members compared to the energy giant's 11 board members, according to an ESG score from Truvalue Labs. John Ray III, FTX's new CEO overseeing the bankruptcy proceedings, said he had never "seen such a complete failure of corporate controls and such a complete absence of trustworthy financial information.""
"US Paralyzed by Islamic Republic of Iran's Strategic Swing" (Escobar):
"The latest color revolution overdrive overlaps with the manipulation of Kurds in both Syria and Iraq. From the imperial perspective, the proxy war in Syria, which is far from over, not only works as an additional front in the fight against Russia but also allows the instrumentalization of highly dependent Kurds against both Iran and Turkey.

Iran is currently being attacked according to a perverse variation of the scheme applied to Syria in 2011. A sort of “permanent protest” situation has been imposed across vast swathes of northwestern Iran.

What changed in mid-November is that armed gangs started to apply terrorist tactics in several towns close to the Iraqi border, and were even believed to be weaponized enough to take control of some of the towns.

Tehran inevitably had to send IRGC troops to contain the situation and beef up border security. They engaged in operations similar to what has been done before in Dara’a, in the Syrian southwest.

This military intervention was effective. But in a few latitudes, terror gangs continue to attack government infrastructure and even civilian property. The key fact is that Tehran prefers not to repress these unruly demonstrations using deadly force.

The really critical issue is not the protests per se: it’s the transfer of weapons by the Kurds from Iraq to Iran to bolster the color revolution scenario.

Tehran has issued a de facto ultimatum to Baghdad: get your act together with the Kurds, and make them understand the red lines.

As it stands, Iran is massively employing Fateh ballistic missiles and Shahed-131 and Shahed-136 kamikaze drones against selected Kurdish terrorist bases in northern Iraq.

It’s debatable whether that will be enough to control the situation. What is clear is that the “Kurdish card”, if not tamed, could be easily played by the usual suspects in other Iranian provinces, considering the solid financial, military and informational support offered by Iraqi Kurds to Iranian Kurds.

Turkey is facing a relatively similar problem with the Syrian Kurds instrumentalized by the US.

In northern Syria, they are mostly armed gangs posing as “Kurds”. So it’s quite possible that these Kurdish armed gangs, essentially played by Washington as useful idiots, may end up being decimated, simultaneously, in the short to medium term, by both Ankara and Tehran."

and:

"The Empire’s Plan A, on Iran, was a mere nuclear deal (JCPOA), devised by the Barack Obama administration as nothing but a crude containment scheme.

Trump actually blew it all up – and there’s nothing left: a JCPOA revival, which has been – in theory – attempted for months in Vienna, was always a non-starter because the Americans themselves don’t know anymore what they want from it.

So what’s left as Plan B for the Straussian neocon/neoliberal psychos in charge of US foreign policy is to hurl all manner of fall guys – from Kurds to the toxic MEK – into the Iran cauldron and, amplified 24/7 by hysterical mainstream media, pray for regime change.

Well, that’s not going to happen. Tehran just needs to wait, exercise restraint, and observe how so much color revolution virtue signaling will eventually fizzle out." 

As it turns out, it was extremely lucky for Iran that Trump tore up the deal.

"Syria - Another Turkish Invasion Is Imminent" (Moon of Alabama).  "What is delaying Turkey’s ground operation in northern Syria?".

Maybe a few scratches

"EU frozen out. Bloomberg, US strategic win in Ukraine. Stephen King, girl power. U/1" (Christoforou). 

"Tuesday 29th November 2022 News From Russia" (iEarlGrey).

"Ukrainian Servicemen of 80th Brigade Being Punished for Execution of Russian POWs in Makeevka (Photos, Video 18+)" (South Front).

"Ukraine War Day #279: A Mother’s Grief, Part II" (yalensis).

"New Twitter Sign Ups Hit All-Time Record Despite Cancel Campaign" (Turley).

"White House leaves out Hunter's daughter he had with a stripper out of wedlock from stocking display for a second year in a row" (Phillips).

UDZ

"Ukraine Russia War Status update - Col Doug Macgregor" (Napolitano). 

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 279".

"In America, You Can Have Impeccable Academic Credentials and Still Be a Dummy" (Johnson).  It gives these guys too much credit to describe them as 'stupid'.  They are corruptly trading on their credentials to talk up war, which is what (((pays))) in Washington.

"Vladimir Putin’s Vision of a Multipolar World" (Giraldi).

"Ukraine Armistice - How the UDZ of 2023 Will Separate the Armies Like the Korean DMZ of 1953" (Helmer).  Note the last paragraph.

The rejection of Putin's extremely reasonable ask:  "To Make Sense of War" (Shamir).

"What to expect in Russia’s winter offensive in Ukraine" and "US-Turkiye brinkmanship won’t reach a point of no return" (Bhadrakumar).

"Turkey Takes Advantage of Its Privileged Position With Moscow, Washington and Tehran- At Syria’s Expense" (Magnier).

""There Is Growing Annoyance With The Polish Position": EU Fails To Agree On Russian Oil Price Cap As Full Ban Looms" (Durden).

"Reporter Who Offered Curious Details on Paul Pelosi Hammer Attack Not Seen on Air in Nearly a Month" (Tsukanov).

"Zhou Enlai’s Posthumous Triumph" (Lawrence):

"Readers of this column may recall the admiration I have severally expressed for Zhou’s Five Principles. All five had to do with how nations should conduct themselves in an emerging era of unprecedented multiplicity: They were mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, nonaggression, noninterference in the internal affairs of others, equality and mutual benefit in relations, and peaceful coexistence.

Zhou fashioned these principles as Beijing and New Delhi worked out the Sino–Indian Agreement of 1954. Then they assumed a life of their own. Nehru took to citing them. They were incorporated into the People’s Republic’s constitution. When Sukarno hosted the seminal meeting of the Non–Aligned Movement at Bandung in 1955, the NAM declared its Ten Principles, elaborations of Zhou’s Five.

I have always thought of Zhou’s principles as great ideals. I still consider them in this way. A scholar named Dawn Murphy compares them with the tenets of the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia, wherein the European powers settled on a code of conduct among themselves that amounted to an early formula for achieving peaceful coexistence and avoiding war."

"The Crux of the Putin-Xi Revolution for a New World Order – Arresting the Slide to Nihilism" (Crooke). 

"New York Times Decides Lockdowns are Actually Draconian and Economically Destructive when China Does Them" (eugyppius).  We should not forget that strict Chinese policies regarding COVID are based in its correct belief that it is under waves of American biological warfare attacks, using different variants to prolong the pandemic.

A thread:

Also, a thread

"Nikolai Mushegian - Mystery Death of Crypto King" (Aangirfan).  "Young Crypto Founder Shocks Industry With Sudden Death at 30 in His Sleep" (Houghtaling).

"60-80% of Twitter accounts posting on Russia-Ukraine war are bots, 90% pro-Ukraine" (Mihindukulasuriya).

Prelon Twitter was absolutely corrupted as part of its gaslighting purpose:

Monday, November 28, 2022

The front lines are collapsing . . . slowly

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 28.11.2022" (Military Summary). 

"Scott Ritter: Prisoners Of War Executed‼️" (Ritter).

"Bakhmut, leaving ZNPP, invading Russia, and Polish soldier casualties" (The Duran).

"Ukraine War Map | 3 Towns captured South of Bakhmut | Russia concerned Ukraine will invade Belgorod" (New World Econ).

"Crisis for Ukraine in Bakhmut as Russia Captures Settlements, NYT Admits Heavy Ukraine Losses" (Mercouris).

A thread (the color revolution inciters are multi-tasking these days):

"German Statesman Slams EU Leaders’ Spinelessness, Demands NATO’s Dismemberment, Closure of US Bases" (Tsukanov). 

"Ukrainian Army Keeps Trying to Break Through on Kharkov Front Lines" and "Leaked Documents Confirm NATO Plans to Destroy Kakhovskaya Dam in Kherson Region" (South Front).

"Qatar World Cup: White outrage, colonialism and a game of capitalist greed" (Massad).

"Stephen King Estate Reveals He Died Years Ago And His Twitter Account Is Being Run By A Mentally Ill, Glue-Sniffing Parrot With Tourette's" (Babylon Bee). 

The rabbit hole goes deep

The NATO boots on the ground in Ukraine are mostly Polish:  "Ukraine War - A Contentious Graveyard In Poland" (Moon of Alabama). 

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

"Turkic Nationalist Battalion Formed in Ukraine to “Destroy the Regime” in Russia" (Adel).

Weimar Republic News:  "Controversial energy official charged with stealing woman’s luggage at MSP" (Gockowski).  He says he took the bag by accident, but:  "Brinton arrived at MSP Airport around 4:27 p.m. on an American Airlines flight from Washington, D.C., but did not check a bag, meaning he had no reason to visit baggage claim, according to the complaint.".  Maybe it is more of a sick thrill if the women's clothes you wear are stolen.  Also:  "There’s Something Terribly Wrong With Balenciaga and the Rabbit Hole Goes Deep" (Vigilant Citizen).

Drone gun

"Monday 28th November 2022 - LIVE" and "The TRUTH About Life In Ukraine And Donbass From A REAL Journalist." (iEarlGrey). I miss the daily review of news.

"EU upset with US, all about money. NYT, NATO weapons running low. Bakhmut fall inevitable. U/1" (Christoforou).

"Russia Uses Electronic Warfare Jamming To bring Down Ukraine Drone Warfare" (Lancaster).  Drone gun.

"Bakhmut Front Update | Russia Advances with Force" (Weeb Union Web Updates).

"FTX Post Mortem Part 2 Of 3: How Did We Get Here?" (Hill):

"The biggest question mark is the identity of FTX CTO and co-founder Garry Wang. The man is a ghost with very little online presence and only a handful of photos. Famed short seller Marc Cohodes is under the impression that Wang is a state actor for the CCP."

and (my emphasis in red):

"A big reason that firms began to feel comfortable with FTX was the splashy fundraising FTX was able to pull off. Market participants assumed that among the billions of dollars of venture capital money that had been invested in FTX, someone had done basic due diligence on the firm. We now know that during these heady days of free money SBF was demanding investment commitments quickly from VCs or he would move on to the next phone call.

There was a giant line of VCs desperate to get into an FTX round.

The July fundraising list was a who’s who of Silicon Valley VC. Led by Sequoia, the round included Softbank, Temasek and VanEck. Apparently none of these firms insisted on even the most basic corporate controls, like installing a board of directors. A later round included a strategic investment from Blackrock. FTX was a blue ribbon investment.

and:

"What if Alameda’s goal wasn’t to make money, but to lose money to other traders in a perverse growth hack used to attract the next round of “smart money” investors? 

After all, at best Alameda had been making a few hundred million from trading over the course of its existence and likely much less than that. As spreads closed with more market makers flooding into the asset class it’s much easier to take money from Sequoia and Softbank than it is to make money trading. 

Running an unprofitable casino is a terrible business, but selling an unprofitable casino that looks extremely busy to a private investor is a fantastic business. 

This part of the story seems like the inevitable end state of the 2010s dominance of Venture Capital and private investing. After a decade of easy money, low interest loans and an insatiable appetite for tech investments we were bound to see someone game the system. In 2021 VCs were not doing diligence, they were shoving newly raised funds into startups as fast as possible. Venture capital firms invested $643 billion in 2021. Almost double the pace of 2020 and five times as much as was committed in 2012. 

For context, noted scam company Theranos raised $1.4 billion over 13 years. FTX raised $1.8 billion in only 3 years." 

"EU Gets Tough on China as US Steals European Industry" (Gallagher).  You could look at this as insanity, or as the inevitable results of Americans holding a lot of videotapes featuring Euro-trash.  Again, I keep asking, where are the guillotines? 

Hell on earth

"Ukraine War Map | Russia Captures Ozarianivka | Trench Warfare in Bakhmut is HELL ON EARTH" (New World Econ).

"Russia-Ukraine War: Bakhmut Has Not Fallen... Yet - November 27th" (THETI Mapping).

"Sergey Lavrov Interview for Film on Extremism in Europe - November 2022 - English Subtitles" (Rossi).

Six months ago, this anger might have done some good, even if it should be applied fully to the Euro-trash who knowingly walked into the (((neocon))) trap:  "Europe’s Growing Anger at the United States, While U.S. Economy Is Flashing Red" (Johnson).  I have no idea where the Europeans left their guillotines, but it is too late to be looking for them now.

"Michael Hudson Answers Questions on Europe’s Self-Immolation, Fed’s Malpractice, Changing World Order" (Itmaizeh):

"1 – In light of the conditions that Europe is experiencing, in terms of high energy prices and the repercussions on the industrial sector, like the closure of factories and the high cost of production. In your opinion do European countries have the capacity and resources to prevent industrial investments from “escaping”? Especially since the US plans in general to restore industry to its lands, thus, it may represent an opportunity to lure European industries to move to there and take advantage of cheap energy prices. This shift will have wide repercussions on Europe’s productive capacities and competitiveness, as well as on its trade balance. So, what happens to the position of Europe in the global economic system? Will it remain part of the capitalist center or deviate from it?

MH: The wording of your question basically answers iself. The European political leaders are unwilling to resist U.S. demands. All they can do is complain at their mistreatment. That has led to a split between German and other European businessmen and the European political parties.

See for instance Politico, November 24, 2022: Europe accuses US of profiting from war.

Biden’s green subsidies and taxes that Brussels says unfairly tilt trade away from the EU and threaten to destroy European industries. Despite formal objections from Europe, Washington has so far shown no sign of backing down. … the price Europeans pay is almost four times as high as the same fuel costs in America. Then there’s the likely surge in orders for American-made military kit as European armies run short after sending weapons to Ukraine.

But even businesses are surrendering, and planning to move to the United States and become American companies. “Businesses are planning new investments in the U.S. or even relocating their existing businesses away from Europe to American factories. Just this week, chemical multinational Solvay announced it is choosing the U.S. over Europe for new investments.”

For a scenario of the resulting depopulation and deindustrialization of Europe, see the mass exodus of people from Latvia, estnia and Lithuania since 1991. The alternative is to move to Russia or China, which produce energy – and also arms – at much lower cost than the United States.

The problem is that Europe cannot withdraw from NATO without dissolving the European Union, which commits military policy to NATO and hence to an immense balance-of-payments drain to purchase high-priced U.S. arms as well as other necessities. If the question is how long Germany and Europe can put political and military loyalty to the United States over their own economic prosperity and employment, the answer by the Greens is that “shock therapy” will help make Europe greener.

At first glance that is right as heavy industry is shut down. But it seems that Europe’s fuel of the future is coal and cutting down its forests."

If you took a random educated person from any time in history, and described what the Euro-trash have done to their countries, the response would always be a gasp of shocked amazement.  Oddly, the 
Euro-trash are replicating what was done in Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union, deindustrialization and policies that inevitably lead to mass impoverishment and the consequent the rise of fascism.

"“Instructions from Kiev”: Ukraine Propaganda Messaging" (Smith).

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 278".

"Ukraine War Day #278: A Mother’s Grief, Part I" (yalensis).

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Dude that’s your call

"Russia Ops in Ukraine (Update): Western Propaganda Implodes as War of Attrition Grinds On" (The New Atlas). 

"Operation Claw-Sword: Erdogan’s Big New Game in Syria" (Escobar): 

"The problem is the presence of American forces – essentially protecting those shabby convoys stealing Syrian oil. Russians and Syrians always discuss it. The conclusion is that the Americans are staying by inertia. They do it because they can. And Damascus is powerless to expel them.

The Sultan plays the whole thing with consummate cynicism – in geopolitics and geo-economics. Most of what is unresolved in Syria revolves around territories occupied by de facto gangs that call themselves Kurds, protected by the US. They traffic Syrian oil to resell it mostly to … Turkey.

And then, in a flash, armed gangs that call themselves Kurds may simply abandon their “anti-terrorist” fight by … releasing the terrorists they apprehended, thus increasing the “terrorist threat” all over northeast Syria. They blame – who else? – Turkey. In parallel, the Americans increase financial aid to these armed gangs under the pretext of a “war on terror.”

The distinction between “armed gangs” and “terrorists” is of course razor thin. What matters most of all to Erdogan is that he can use the Kurds as a currency in trade negotiations linked to bypassing anti-Russian embargoes and sanctions."

"Clash of Cultures." (Martyanov). 

"Russia Prepares Winter Offensive, West Runs out of Ammunition & Weapons, Ukraine out of Power & Time" (Mercouris). 

No choice

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 27.11.2022" (Military Summary). 

"Trump prepares for 2024" and "Farage sends warning to UK Conservative Party" and "Truce in Ethiopia, future focused on BRICS" and "Turkey and Iran strike US proxy" (The Duran).

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

"Satellite Imagery Shows Extensive Destruction Of Ukraine Power Grid" (Durden).

"An Existential Threat to Doing Good Science" (Maroja).  Smart students will be moving away quickly from biology and medicine, towards math, physics and engineering, until they too are inevitably corrupted by wokeness. 

This would be an excellent time to do an end run around the Empire and negotiate some kind of acceptable connection:

A thread: 

He should have gone on in blackface, which, when you think about it, is just like M-to-F drag, a privileged group mockingly imitating its victims:

Silicon Valley is now a lot closer to SBF than it is to the old libertarian coders: 

Um: 

Stonetoss, with one of the most controversial of his efforts, to the rescue: "No Choice".

Suddenly while running

"Douglas Macgregor: UKRAINE NEVER WON THE WAR !!! | 540,000 Russian Troops Stationed Around Ukraine" (Finance Mail).

"Law to make the budget more shadowy in Poland, shift in mainstream coverage of Ukraine" (The Barricade).  Poland is about to hit the financial wall in a big way, and WWIII may be the only thing big enough to serve as a distraction.

"Worlds Apart | Reversed fortunes? - Gilbert Doctorow" (Boyko).

A thread:

A thread:

"Will Japan and South Korea Learn From US Allies in Europe?" (Gallagher). 

"Ukraine War Day #277: Apocalypse Tonight!" (yalensis).  This Mad Max future is planned for all of the West.  "Ukraine is proud of its war crimes" (Milacic).

Ha!!!:  "EU Accuses Washington Of Making A Fortune From Ukraine War" (Durden).  You can start to see why guillotines are necessary.

"Trans 'expert' who claimed it is 'civic duty to accost' SCOTUS justices cited by Taylor Lorenz as expert on Twitter violence" (Rondeau).

"Remembering respected emergency physician Paul Hannam" (Tong).  50:  "Well-known Toronto emergency physician dies suddenly while running" (Lavoie).

Neo-Nazism revival

"EU sanctions package 9. Russian oil price cap delays. UK MOD, keep pressure on Russia. U/1" (Christoforou). 

"No way but Diplomacy and Negotiations | Scott Ritter & Douglas Macgregor" (Dialogue Works).

A worthwhile read:  "Interview With “Boneface” Us Neo Nazi Veteran of Ukrainian Azov Battalion" (Truthseeker77 & Fearless John).

A thread:

Ha ha ha: "US eases Venezuela oil embargo" (my emphasis in red):
"The US Treasury Department has granted a license to multinational energy corporation Chevron to export Venezuelan oil to the US, citing a breakthrough in talks between the opposition and the government in Caracas, which Washington still refuses to recognize. 

According to the Treasury’s statement on Saturday, Chevron Corporation was authorized to “resume limited natural resource extraction operations,” as long as Venezuela’s government does not receive “any profits from the oil sales by Chevron.” Under the policy, the extracted oil can only be exported to the US and the profits can only be directed to repaying the debts owed to Chevron, which has joint ventures with state-run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).

The newly-granted license specifically prohibits the “payment of any taxes or royalties to the Government of Venezuela,” or payment of “any dividends, including a dividend in kind” to any entity owned or controlled by PDVSA. 

“Other Venezuela-related sanctions and restrictions imposed by the United States remain in place,” the statement added, emphasizing that the move does not indicate any change to the longstanding US policy towards Venezuela. Washington will continue to “vigorously enforce these sanctions,” it said, and will only “provide targeted sanctions relief based on concrete steps that alleviate the suffering of the Venezuelan people and support the restoration of democracy.”

It remains unclear how much oil Chevron will be allowed to extract and export to the US under these conditions, and if the move will have any impact on global oil prices."

So Brandon wants the oil to lower US energy prices, but Venezuela is to get no benefit from turning it over!  So, so, so quintessentially American!

Blackface seems to have used his favored brand of shoe polish:

Increasingly obvious

"Douglas Macgregor: Ukraine & Russia War" (Horton). 

"Winter Ukraine War Analysis" (Weeb Union War Updates).

"[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 276 (26/11): Russian TOS-1A deployed at Stelmakhivka and Novoselivske" (Defense Politics Asia).

"Russia-Ukraine War: New Russian Defenses Built In Luhansk - November 26th" (THETI Mapping).

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 277".

"Open Thread..." (Martyanov).

"Star CIA Analysts Are Out of Touch With Reality When it Comes to Russia" (Johnson).  The CIA is most definitely a key player in the acceleration of the end of the Empire.

"Russia says it foiled sabotage at 'South Stream' gas pipeline".

"We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us" (Johnson).

"Did Sam Bankman-Fried’s Mother’s Ideas About Moral Responsibility Have, Er, Consequences?" (Welton).  "Scheerson the Messiah" (Aangirfan).

"Bye-bye, Kiev, hello Cote d’Azur: As Westerners send aid, here’s how Ukraine’s corrupt elites are profiting from the conflict" (Muir) (my emphasis in red):

"Medical supplies are also being stolen. The Telegraph reports that “some of the donated supplies later made their way onto the hospitals’ pharmacy shelves: priced, and listed for sale.” Health workers appropriate medicine, bandages, and medical equipment, and resell them to patients for whom they were intended to be free, the article says.

A similar story was told by the aforementioned doctor Dr Morris: “I got a call from a nurse at a military hospital in Dnipro. She said the president of the hospital had stolen all the pain medications to resell them, and that the wounded soldiers being treated there had no pain relief. She begged us to hand-deliver pain medications to her. She said she would hide them from the hospital president so that they’d reach the soldiers. But who can you trust? Was the hospital president really stealing the medications, or was she trying to con us into giving her pain medications for her to sell or use? Who knows. Everyone is lying.”"

Saturday, November 26, 2022

What the hell is going on here?

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 26.11.2022" (Military Summary). 

"Woke US Army faces recruitment NIGHTMARE" (HistoryLegends).

"Putin Russia to Achieve All Objectives, Lavrov Kiev Regime to Fall; Merkel Sorry No Minsk 3.0" (Mercouris).

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

NATO cannot be allowed to lose a war to a Russia

"Russia-Ukraine War: Russia Retakes Novoselivske - November 25th" (THETI Mapping).

"Scott Ritter Extra Ep. 24: Ask the Inspector" (U.S. Tour of Duty).

"The Hell with the Peace Movement" (Ritter).  The 'peace' movement in the US is a division of the Democrats, and disappears on any war fought by a Democrat President.  With the development of the idea of 'woke' war, an extension of responsibility to protect, all Americans, left to right, love mass killing of other peoples.

"[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 275 (25/11): US General led Finn-British Foreign Battalion within Wagner PMC?" (Defense Politics Asia).

"London Loves... sending money to Ukraine for Weapons (but British people aren't so sure....)" (Phillips).

"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 276".

"Ukraine War Day #276: Let’s Talk Ammonia (Part III)" (yalensis).

"The Russian Winter Offensive" (Hahn) (my emphasis in red):

"Some in the West are beginning to wake up to the dangers of Ukrainian ultranationalism and neofascism, not to mention the growing megalomania of Zelenskiy, who has appeared on ore than one occasion to be willing to risk the advent of a global nuclear winter in order to avoid sitting at the negotiating table across from Putin. Some may now come to understand that claims that Putin wants to seize all Ukraine and restore the USSR if not conquer Europe are yarns spun by Kiev to attract military and financial assistance and ultimately draw NATO forces into the war. There remains a danger that Kiev’s dream of a NATO intervention might come to fruition is the following temptation. NATO has declared that a defeat of Ukraine in the war is a defeat for NATO, and NATO cannot be allowed to lose a war to a Russia because that would accelerate the coming of the end to U.S. hegemony. It cannot be excluded and may even be likely that should Kiev appear to be losing the war that Polish forces, NATO or some ‘coalition of the willing’ will move military forces into western Ukraine up to the Dnepr but do so without attacking Russian forces. This would force Russia to cease much of its military activity or risk attacking NATO forces and a larger European-wide war. This or something like it is probably already being considered in Washington."

Friday, November 25, 2022

A piggery during the war

"Ukraine War Map | Russia Captures Novoselivs'ke | Winter Offensive Plan the same (Only More Troops)" and "Russian T-80U Tanks with winter camo" (New World Econ).

"War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict" (AllesAfrikaans).  Interview of Benjamin.  It is really rare to hear from a peacenik whenever war is discussed.

"Why it doesn’t matter whose rocket hit Poland [English captions]".

"Donbass Frontline Villager: “Ukraine Doesn’t Consider Us Human”, Wants To “Annihilate Us”" (Bartlett).

"Swiss Captain Rejects World Cup Virtue Signaling" (Watson):

"As we discuss in the video below, while you can be arrested for promoting LGBT in Qatar, in the west, you can be arrested for disrespecting LGBT."

Suicide by cop

"Russia Advances Kupyansk, Donetsk; Oil Price Cap, US Subsidies, Xi to Meet Arab Leaders in Riyadh" (Mercouris).

"The Sordid History of the CIA" (Tales of the American Empire).  Review of videos on the CIA.

"Scott Ritter Extra Ep. 23: Ask the Inspector" (U.S. Tour of Duty).

"Scott Ritter: Interview with Chechen Spetsnaz Commander" (RealTruthTalk).

"VotumTV: Larry C. Johnson" (VotumTV: Heretics).

"The Ukraine is committing “suicide by cop”" (The Saker).

"Saving The Honor..." (Martyanov). 

"The US Shale Boom Is Officially Over" (Paraskova).

"The Downturn in Fighting and Prisoner Exchanges Offer a Glimmer of Hope for De-esclation" (South Front).

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

Hey Germany, cool it with the anti-Semitic remarks:  "Germany set to declare starvation of Ukrainians under Stalin a genocide" (Oltermann).

Ha!:  "Germany Pushing for Economic Decoupling of EU and China" (Bosnic).  The videotapes held by the (((neocons))) must be quite something.

Three-classes Solution

"New Atlas Live: Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim, US Meddling, and China" (The New Atlas).  The (((neocons))) chalk up another big win.

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 25.11.2022" (Military Summary).

"Merkel wanted Minsk 3, but Putin was mean to her. UK Hunt, cut energy usage to defeat Putin. U/1" (Christoforou).

"Russia Fires 2S5 "Giatsint-S" 152 mm self-propelled gun On Kharkiv Ukraine" (Lancaster).

"Maybe Ukraine Should Hire Tom Bodett?" (Johnson).

"Yuval Noah Harari: Israelis Support ‘Three-classes Solution’ to Palestinian Conflict":

"Speaking with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Harari – a history professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the author of several international bestsellers, including “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” and “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” – asserted that “a lot of the Israeli public has gradually switched from a belief in the two-state solution to at least an implicit belief in the three-classes solution, that you have just one country between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean with three classes of people living there.”

This includes, he contended, “Jews, who have all the rights; some Arabs, who have some rights; and other Arabs, who have very little or no rights.” 
“And this is increasingly the situation on the ground. And this is increasingly also the aspiration or the mindset of even people in government and this is extremely worrying but this is what is happening,” he said."

The article goes on to attempt to cast some vague and mild aspersions on the guy! 

"Sam Bankman-Fried and the FTX Collapse: A Family Affair" (Civus Non Nequissimus).  Written in the post-Ye-sian style.

A 'journalist' who really needs to pay a little more attention:

If you wear a beanie

"Ukraine War Map | Missile attack forces Ukraine to stop Nuke Plants | Russia Advancing in Marinka" and "Why Russia cannot become a democracy | REACTION" and "Ukraine Achieved VICTORY by destroying Bridges | Why doesn't Russia Do the Same?" (New World Econ). 

"Russia OUTLAWS Gender Reassignment Propaganda. MEP says resolution pushes Europe to war with Russia" and "MAIMED In A PLAYGROUND By Ukrainian Petal Mine" (iEarlGrey).

"CIA Seeking To Recruit Russians "Disgusted" By Putin's War" (Durden).

"Hypersonic Ad Nauseam On Thanksgiving." (Martyanov).

Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.  Colonel Cassad via Niqnaq.

'Groomer' is to troons, what garlic and crosses are to vampires:  "Shopify won't cut ties with controversial Libs of TikTok" (Tunney).  I have to say Shopify has been mostly excellent about fighting off the blue-haired monsters and their unceasing screams for censorship.  They want to physically cancel the woman behind Libs of TikTok:

Normies can't possibly understand the importance of wokeness to the unintelligentsia: 

Cats and dogs

"[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 273 (23/11): Ukraine goes dark despite shooting down 51 out of 70 missiles" and "[ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 274 (24/11): Ukraine redeploys Kherson forces as Russia counter at Svatove" (Defense Politics Asia). 

"The Cats and Dogs of Severodonetsk" (Phillips).  Just feeding cats and dogs.

"Russia-Ukraine War - Russian Breakthrough At Marinka? November 24th" (THETI Mapping).

"Full Front Update | Fighting Intensifies [Ukraine War Map Update]" and "Ukraine War Update [Map Analysis] November 24th" (Weeb Union War Updates).

"Douglas Macgregor: Ukraine Nonsense" (Prawicowy podcast).  The German military people Macgregor talks to sound like the only sane people in Europe.

"INTERVIEW: War is over if you want it. Ex-CIA man #LarryJohnson predicts it will be over by #Xmas" (Galloway).

"2022.11.24 What It's Like When The Lights Go Out In A Warzone" (Lira).

"Ukraine War Day #274: Let’s Talk Ammonia (Part I)" and "Ukraine War Day #275: Let’s Talk Ammonia (Part II)" (yalensis).

"Ukraine - Running On Empty" (Moon of Alabama).

"Electric War" (Escobar).

A thread:

Cancelling Catherine the Great

"EU Parliament 'idiocy.' Power outages in Ukraine & Moldova. EU oil price cap idiocy. U/1" and "Turkey & Iran, Special Military Operation. Kosovo license deal. Odessa statue to be dismantled. U/2" and "The magic of price caps. Pirates prepare to seize Russian assets. U/3" (Christoforou). 

"Demilitarizing NATO" (Sleboda).

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 24.11.2022" (Military Summary).  Kiev?

"Trouble ahead for EU. Oil price caps, gas shortages, sky high LNG prices and refugees" (The Duran).

"Russia Missile Strike Devastates Ukraine Energy, Gas; EU in Denial about Energy Crisis Refugee Flood" (Mercouris).

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Fidel and the multipolar world

"Meloni v. Macron" (The Duran). 

"Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 23.11.2022" (Military Summary).

"Big Missile Attack, Russia to Capture Marinka, as Russia Grinds Down Ukraine, Europe Crisis Deepens" (Mercouris).

"Emergencies Act inquiry commissioner rejects convoy lawyer's pitch to call witnesses on Nazi flag at protest" (Raycraft).  A Freedom Convoy lawyer wants to introduce evidence that Blackface Trudeau hired a PR firm to carry questionable flags at the protest, and even claims to have a witness who talked to Blackface's PR guy, but the 'judge', who is looking increasingly crooked, won't hear the witnesses.  Note the 'judge' won't admit evidence because he says there isn't sufficient evidentiary basis to do so, although I don't know what else the Freedom Convoy lawyer could possibly do to satisfy him.  Bottom line is that honest evidence would inevitably lead to the end of the tyrannical rule of the cruel and stupid dictator, Blackface Trudeau, and this 'judge' obviously has been instructed that he cannot, under any circumstances, allow that to happen.  Note how the 'journalist' who wrote the story, and the 'judge', have the Freedom Convoy lawyer in a bind, he has no evidence except the testimony of the witnesses, witnesses he can't call because he lacks their evidence until they testify!  He is not allowed to support the witnesses with other evidence, as that is outside the mandate of the Commission!  How is Blackface Trudeau's use of agents provocateurs not relevant to the review of the propriety of using the Emergencies Act?  This hearing is too crooked for words.  I would expect no less, but this 'judge' isn't even competent at covering it up.

Difficulty in calling obvious witnesses seems to be a deep state thing:  "Ray Epps, Walking and Talking Like a Duck" (Johnson).

"I Like Douglas MacGregor, But..." (Martyanov).

"Putin invokes Castro’s legacy" (Bhadrakumar):

"The event in Moscow saluting Fidel’s legacy is highly symbolic. From being a “status quoist” state, Russia is rapidly assuming a “revolutionary” role in world politics, challenging the so-called “rules-based order” imposed by the West, and is in the middle of one of the gravest crisis of the post-Cold War era."

and:

"Putin recalled poignantly on Tuesday that in his last conversation with Fidel in July 2015, “He talked about the things that were surprisingly consonant with the time –- the time of the development of a multipolar world – saying that independence and dignity cannot be put up for sale and that every nation is entitled to develop as it sees fit and to choose its own path, and that a truly fair world has no place for dictatorship, plunder or neo-colonialism.”"