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Russia Intervenes In Ukraine Civil War Feb22, Starts WW3?

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Ukraine's Feb14 US/EU coup d'etat - its NATO vs Russia

Original headline: Russia Invades Ukraine As Buffer Against NATO, Starts WW3?

On Ukraine, Biden’s State of the Union address was just ‘good vs. evil’
The US president talked of a feel-good struggle against an “autocratic oppressor” while, in truth, he abandoned it to its fate
Scott Ritter ... -congress/

Scott Ritter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of 'SCORPION KING: America's Suicidal Embrace of Nuclear Weapons from FDR to Trump.' He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, in General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991-1998 as a UN weapons inspector.

On Ukraine, Biden’s State of the Union address was just ‘good vs. evil’
President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. © Julia Nikhinson/Pool via AP
Biden’s simplistic “good versus evil” pronouncements on the Russian-Ukraine conflict did little to prepare America for the consequences of declaring economic warfare against the Russian state.

It wasn’t surprising that Russia’s ongoing military incursion into Ukraine topped the list of issues addressed by US President Joe Biden in his first State of the Union (SOTU) address, delivered on March 1, 2022, to a joint session of Congress.

Biden pitched the Ukraine crisis as a defining moment in modern history, a problem that could only be resolved with American leadership, both at home and abroad. His job during his address was to convince both domestic and foreign viewers alike that he was the man for the job.

He repeated the time-tested mantra that held that Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, constituted a threat to democratic principles at home and abroad. This was especially true, he said, when it came to Ukraine.

There was nothing new in what Biden told his audience – the same words and themes had been deployed many times over in the past week. He pushed the same buttons – Putin as the personification of “autocratic oppression,” leading a Russia addicted to power, hell-bent on forcefully absorbing the nation of Ukraine into the Russian orbit.

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He likewise pulled at the heartstrings of America, talking about Ukraine’s embattled leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, and the heroic resistance of his people in the face of overwhelming Russian power. The United States stood fully behind them, Biden said. This sentiment was shared by many in the audience as the president spoke. They held small Ukrainian flags or wore the nation’s blue-and-yellow colors. But this support, he said, had its limits – the US, he declared, would not send a single soldier to Ukraine to fight for its cause.

The fact was, Biden was abandoning it to its fate. While praising the courage and leadership of the Ukrainian president, he said, “Let me be clear, our forces are not engaged and will not engage in conflict with Russian forces in Ukraine. Our forces are not going to Europe to fight in Ukraine, but to defend our NATO allies in the event that Putin decides to keep moving west.”

There is no evidence that Russia intends to “keep moving west.” And while Biden spoke of the important leadership role played by the US in Europe, the fact remains that Europe is a veritable prisoner to the whims of any US president, whose pronouncements take on the weight of law whenever they are uttered.

Neither Europe nor the United States, it seemed, would be intervening on behalf of Ukraine against Russia. Zelensky and Ukraine were on their own, their only choice for national relevance being to commit suicide on the international stage while the West, from the safety of their homes and offices, cheered them on like bloodthirsty Romans watching gladiators do battle in the Colosseum.

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The major takeaway from Biden’s SOTU address? Ukraine will lose this war, and the West will do nothing to stop that fact.

While Biden lionized Ukraine and its beleaguered president, he failed to explain to the American people why there was a war, beyond the sophomoric argument that “Putin did it.” No talk of America’s role in the Maidan back in 2014, no discussion of the role played by Ukrainian right-wing ultra-nationalists in oppressing the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine, no mention of the shelling of the breakaway Donbass region, no discussion of the role that NATO expansion played in creating an untenable security situation for the Russian state.

Simplistic jingoism plays well in atmospheres such as televised political addresses, where a captive audience is compelled to rise and applaud made-for-TV pronouncements lest they be singled out for public criticism by a fawning, vindictive corporate media. The cheer-fest the SOTU has become would give any Brezhnev-era meeting of the Presidium a run for its money when it comes to mindless standing ovations.

But it was here, in the orgy of self-congratulation that is the interplay between president and Congress where America’s weakness in its conflict with Russia was exposed. As united as everyone seemed to be about sacrificing Ukraine on the altar of Russia-bashing, it was clear Congress was deeply divided from Joe Biden on issues of domestic policy, especially when it came to the economy of the US. While the US president may not want to engage Russia in a shooting war in Europe, he has embarked on a great global crusade to destroy it economically. And the tepid response the political opposition gave to his pronouncements underscores the reality that the US is not prepared for the consequences of his declaration of open economic war with Russia.

Let there be no doubt: Russia will win the shooting war in Ukraine. This outcome is inevitable, given the reality that Ukraine has been abandoned by its erstwhile partners in the West. Yet the conflict between Russia and the West won’t end when the last bomb explodes on Ukrainian soil, but when, in the mindset of the US and its European partners, the Russian economy is destroyed and Putin is humiliated and diminished as a political force, domestically, regionally, and globally.

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Here, the US president did the American people a great disservice, selling them a feel-good struggle in which Ukraine is promoted as the glorified martyr and Russia demoted as the evil oppressor. A bloodless conflict – from the US perspective, at least – that will be won simply by shutting down the Russian economy by remote control. It won’t be that simple.

Russia has yet to respond to the US-led economic war being waged against it. When it does, rest assured that these sanctions Congress so enthusiastically applauded will prove to be a double-edged sword – one that will cut into a US economy still reeling from the consequences of the Covid pandemic. When that time comes, President Biden could find that many of those politicians who rose to their feet to cheer on the sacrifice of Ukraine will turn on him.

War, it is said, is but an extension of politics by other means. Given the deep partisan political divide that exists in the US when it comes to the economy, it is clear neither Biden nor the American public is ready for what is about to happen when the consequences of their anti-Russian hysteria finally comes home to roost.
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Full text: Putin’s declaration of war on Ukraine
24 February 2022, 8:36am
Full text: Putin's declaration of war on Ukraine
Putin defends his invasion of Ukraine during a televised address overnight ... on-ukraine

Dear citizens of Russia! Dear friends!

Today, I again consider it necessary to return to the tragic events taking place in the Donbass and the key issues of ensuring the security of Russia itself.

Let me start with what I said in my address of 21 February this year. We are talking about what causes us particular concern and anxiety, about those fundamental threats that year after year, step by step, are rudely and unceremoniously created by irresponsible politicians in the West in relation to our country. I mean the expansion of the Nato bloc to the east, bringing its military infrastructure closer to Russian borders.

It is well known that for 30 years we have persistently and patiently tried to reach an agreement with the leading Nato countries on the principles of equal and indivisible security in Europe. In response to our proposals, we constantly faced either cynical deception and lies, or attempts to pressure and blackmail, while the North Atlantic Alliance, in the meantime, despite all our protests and concerns, is steadily expanding. The military machine is moving and, I repeat, is coming close to our borders.

Why is all this happening? Where does this impudent manner of speaking from the position of one's own exclusivity, infallibility and permissiveness come from? Where does the disdainful, disdainful attitude towards our interests and absolutely legitimate demands come from?

The answer is clear, everything is clear and obvious. The Soviet Union in the late 80s of the last century weakened, and then completely collapsed. The whole course of events that took place then is a good lesson for us today as well; it convincingly showed that the paralysis of power and will is the first step towards complete degradation and oblivion. As soon as we lost confidence in ourselves for some time, and that’s it, the balance of power in the world turned out to be disturbed.

This has led to the fact that the previous treaties and agreements are no longer in effect. Persuasion and requests do not help. Everything that does not suit the hegemon, those in power, is declared archaic, obsolete, unnecessary. And vice versa: everything that seems beneficial to them is presented as the ultimate truth, pushed through at any cost, boorishly, by all means. Dissenters are broken through the knee.

What I am talking about now concerns not only Russia and not only us. This applies to the entire system of international relations, and sometimes even to the US allies themselves. After the collapse of the USSR, the redivision of the world actually began, and the norms of international law that had developed by that time – and the key, basic ones were adopted at the end of the Second World War and largely consolidated its results – began to interfere with those who declared themselves the winner in the Cold War .

Of course, in practical life, in international relations, in the rules for their regulation, it was necessary to take into account changes in the situation in the world and the balance of power itself. However, this should have been done professionally, smoothly, patiently, taking into account and respecting the interests of all countries and understanding our responsibility. But no: a state of euphoria from absolute superiority, a kind of modern form of absolutism, and even against the background of a low level of general culture and arrogance of those who prepared, adopted and pushed through decisions that were beneficial only for themselves. The situation began to develop according to a different scenario.

You don't have to look far for examples. First, without any sanction from the UN Security Council, they carried out a bloody military operation against Belgrade, using aircraft and missiles right in the very centre of Europe. Several weeks of continuous bombing of civilian cities, on life-supporting infrastructure. We have to remind these facts, otherwise some Western colleagues do not like to remember those events, and when we talk about it, they prefer to point not to the norms of international law, but to the circumstances that they interpret as they see fit.

Then came the turn of Iraq, Libya, Syria. The illegitimate use of military force against Libya, the perversion of all decisions of the UN Security Council on the Libyan issue led to the complete destruction of the state, to the emergence of a huge hotbed of international terrorism, to the fact that the country plunged into a humanitarian catastrophe that has not stopped for many years. civil war. The tragedy, which doomed hundreds of thousands, millions of people not only in Libya, but throughout this region, gave rise to a massive migration exodus from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe.

A similar fate was prepared for Syria. The fighting of the Western coalition on the territory of this country without the consent of the Syrian government and the sanction of the UN Security Council is nothing but aggression, intervention.

However, a special place in this series is occupied, of course, by the invasion of Iraq, also without any legal grounds. As a pretext, they chose reliable information allegedly available to the United States about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. As proof of this, publicly, in front of the eyes of the whole world, the US Secretary of State shook some kind of test tube with white powder, assuring everyone that this is the chemical weapon being developed in Iraq. And then it turned out that all this was a hoax, a bluff: there are no chemical weapons in Iraq. Unbelievable, surprising, but the fact remains. There were lies at the highest state level and from the high rostrum of the UN. And as a result: huge casualties, destruction, an incredible surge of terrorism.

In general, one gets the impression that practically everywhere, in many regions of the world, where the West comes to establish its own order, the result is bloody, unhealed wounds, ulcers of international terrorism and extremism. All that I have said is the most egregious, but by no means the only examples of disregard for international law.

In this series, and promises to our country not to expand Nato by one inch to the east. I repeat: they deceived me, but in popular terms, they simply threw it away. Yes, you can often hear that politics is a dirty business. Perhaps, but not to the same extent, not to the same extent. After all, such cheating behaviour contradicts not only the principles of international relations, but above all the generally recognised norms of morality and morality. Where is justice and truth here? Just a bunch of lies and hypocrisy.

By the way, American politicians, political scientists and journalists themselves write and talk about the fact that a real 'empire of lies' has been created inside the United States in recent years. It's hard to disagree with that; it's true. But do not be modest: the United States is still a great country, a system-forming power. All her satellites not only resignedly and dutifully assent, sing along to her for any reason, but also copy her behaviour, enthusiastically accept the rules he proposes. Therefore, with good reason, we can confidently say that the entire so-called Western bloc, formed by the United States in its own image and likeness, all of it is the very 'empire of lies'.

As for our country, after the collapse of the USSR, with all the unprecedented openness of the new modern Russia, the readiness to work honestly with the United States and other Western partners, and in the conditions of virtually unilateral disarmament, they immediately tried to squeeze us, finish off and destroy us completely. This is exactly what happened in the 90s, in the early 2000s, when the so-called collective West most actively supported separatism and mercenary gangs in southern Russia. What sacrifices, what losses did all this cost us then, what trials did we have to go through before we finally broke the back of international terrorism in the Caucasus. We remember this and will never forget.

Yes, in fact, until recently, attempts have not stopped to use us in their own interests, destroy our traditional values ​​and impose on us their pseudo-values ​​that would corrode us, our people from the inside, those attitudes that they are already aggressively planting in their countries and which directly lead to degradation and degeneration, because they contradict the very nature of man. It won't happen, no one has ever done it. It won't work now either.

Despite everything, in December 2021, we nevertheless once again made an attempt to agree with the United States and its allies on the principles of ensuring security in Europe and on the non-expansion of Nato. Everything is in vain. The US position does not change. They do not consider it necessary to negotiate with Russia on this key issue for us, pursuing their own goals, they neglect our interests.

And of course, in this situation, we have a question: what to do next, what to expect? We know well from history how in the 1940s and early 1941s the Soviet Union tried in every possible way to prevent or at least delay the outbreak of war. To this end, among other things, he tried literally to the last not to provoke a potential aggressor, did not carry out or postponed the most necessary, obvious actions to prepare for repelling an inevitable attack. And those steps that were nevertheless taken in the end were catastrophically belated.

As a result, the country was not ready to fully meet the invasion of Nazi Germany, which attacked our Motherland on 22 June 1941 without declaring war. The enemy was stopped and then crushed, but at a colossal cost. An attempt to appease the aggressor on the eve of the Great Patriotic War turned out to be a mistake that cost our people dearly. In the very first months of hostilities, we lost huge, strategically important territories and millions of people. The second time we will not allow such a mistake, we have no right.

Those who claim world domination, publicly, with impunity and, I emphasise, without any reason, declare us, Russia, their enemy. Indeed, today they have great financial, scientific, technological and military capabilities. We are aware of this and objectively assess the threats constantly being addressed to us in the economic sphere, as well as our ability to resist this impudent and permanent blackmail. I repeat, we evaluate them without illusions, extremely realistically.

As for the military sphere, modern Russia, even after the collapse of the USSR and the loss of a significant part of its potential, is today one of the most powerful nuclear powers in the world and, moreover, has certain advantages in a number of the latest types of weapons. In this regard, no one should have any doubts that a direct attack on our country will lead to defeat and dire consequences for any potential aggressor.

At the same time, technologies, including defence technologies, are changing rapidly. Leadership in this area is passing and will continue to change hands, but the military development of the territories adjacent to our borders, if we allow it, will remain for decades to come, and maybe forever, and will create an ever-growing, absolutely unacceptable threat for Russia. .

Even now, as Nato expands to the east, the situation for our country is getting worse and more dangerous every year. Moreover, in recent days, the leadership of Nato has been openly talking about the need to accelerate, speed up the advancement of the Alliance's infrastructure to the borders of Russia. In other words, they are hardening their position. We can no longer just continue to observe what is happening. It would be absolutely irresponsible on our part.

Further expansion of the infrastructure of the North Atlantic Alliance, the military development of the territories of Ukraine that has begun is unacceptable for us. The point, of course, is not the Nato organisation itself – it is only an instrument of US foreign policy. The problem is that in the territories adjacent to us, I will note, in our own historical territories, an 'anti-Russia' hostile to us is being created, which has been placed under complete external control, is intensively settled by the armed forces of Nato countries and is pumped up with the most modern weapons.

For the United States and its allies, this is the so-called policy of containment of Russia, obvious geopolitical dividends. And for our country, this is ultimately a matter of life and death, a matter of our historical future as a people. And this is not an exaggeration: it is true. This is a real threat not just to our interests, but to the very existence of our state, its sovereignty. This is the very red line that has been talked about many times. They passed her.

In this regard, and about the situation in the Donbass. We see that the forces that carried out a coup d'etat in Ukraine in 2014, seized power and are holding it with the help of, in fact, decorative electoral procedures, have finally abandoned the peaceful settlement of the conflict. For eight years, endlessly long eight years, we have done everything possible to resolve the situation by peaceful, political means. All in vain.

As I said in my previous address, one cannot look at what is happening there without compassion. It was simply impossible to endure all this. It was necessary to immediately stop this nightmare: the genocide against the millions of people living there, who rely only on Russia, hope only on us. It was these aspirations, feelings, pain of people that were for us the main motive for making a decision to recognise the people's republics of Donbass.

What I think is important to emphasise further. The leading Nato countries, in order to achieve their own goals, support extreme nationalists and neo-Nazis in Ukraine in everything, who, in turn, will never forgive the Crimeans and Sevastopol residents for their free choice: reunification with Russia.

They, of course, will climb into the Crimea, and just like in the Donbass, with a war, in order to kill, as punishers from the gangs of Ukrainian nationalists, Hitler's accomplices, killed defenceless people during the Great Patriotic War. They openly declare that they lay claim to a number of other Russian territories.

The entire course of events and analysis of incoming information shows that Russia's clash with these forces is inevitable. It is only a matter of time: they are getting ready, they are waiting for the right time. Now they also claim to possess nuclear weapons. We will not allow this to be done.

As I said earlier, after the collapse of the USSR, Russia accepted new geopolitical realities. We respect and will continue to treat all the newly formed countries in the post-Soviet space with respect. We respect and will continue to respect their sovereignty, and an example of this is the assistance we provided to Kazakhstan, which faced tragic events, with a challenge to its statehood and integrity. But Russia cannot feel safe, develop, exist with a constant threat emanating from the territory of modern Ukraine.

Let me remind you that in 2000-2005 we gave a military rebuff to terrorists in the Caucasus, defended the integrity of our state, saved Russia. In 2014, they supported the Crimeans and Sevastopol residents. In 2015, the Armed Forces used to put a reliable barrier to the penetration of terrorists from Syria into Russia. We had no other way to protect ourselves.

The same thing is happening now. You and I simply have not been left with any other opportunity to protect Russia, our people, except for the one that we will be forced to use today. Circumstances require us to take decisive and immediate action. The people's republics of Donbass turned to Russia with a request for help.

In this regard, in accordance with Article 51 of Part 7 of the UN Charter, with the sanction of the Federation Council of Russia and in pursuance of the treaties of friendship and mutual assistance ratified by the Federal Assembly on 22 February this year with the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic, I decided to conduct a special military operation.

Its goal is to protect people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years. And for this we will strive for the demilitarisation and denazification of Ukraine, as well as bringing to justice those who committed numerous, bloody crimes against civilians, including citizens of the Russian Federation.

At the same time, our plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories. We are not going to impose anything on anyone by force. At the same time, we hear that recently in the West there are more and more words that the documents signed by the Soviet totalitarian regime, which consolidate the results of the Second World War, should no longer be carried out. Well, what is the answer to this?

The results of the Second World War, as well as the sacrifices made by our people on the altar of victory over Nazism, are sacred. But this does not contradict the high values ​​of human rights and freedoms, based on the realities that have developed today over all the post-war decades. It also does not cancel the right of nations to self-determination, enshrined in Article 1 of the UN Charter.

Let me remind you that neither during the creation of the USSR, nor after the Second World War, people living in certain territories that are part of modern Ukraine, no one ever asked how they themselves want to arrange their lives. Our policy is based on freedom, the freedom of choice for everyone to independently determine their own future and the future of their children. And we consider it important that this right – the right to choose – could be used by all the peoples living on the territory of today's Ukraine, by everyone who wants it.

In this regard, I appeal to the citizens of Ukraine. In 2014, Russia was obliged to protect the inhabitants of Crimea and Sevastopol from those whom you yourself call 'Nazis'. Crimeans and Sevastopol residents made their choice to be with their historical homeland, with Russia, and we supported this. I repeat, they simply could not do otherwise.

Today's events are not connected with the desire to infringe on the interests of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. They are connected with the protection of Russia itself from those who took Ukraine hostage and are trying to use it against our country and its people.

I repeat, our actions are self-defence against the threats posed to us and from an even greater disaster than what is happening today. No matter how difficult it may be, I ask you to understand this and call for cooperation in order to turn this tragic page as soon as possible and move forward together, not to allow anyone to interfere in our affairs, in our relations, but to build them on our own, so that it creates the necessary conditions for overcoming all problems and, despite the presence of state borders, would strengthen us from the inside as a whole. I believe in this; in this is our future.

I should also appeal to the military personnel of the armed forces of Ukraine.

Dear comrades! Your fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers did not fight the Nazis, defending our common Motherland, so that today's neo-Nazis seized power in Ukraine. You took an oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people, and not to the anti-people junta that plunders Ukraine and mocks these same people.

Don't follow her criminal orders. I urge you to lay down your weapons immediately and go home. Let me explain: all servicemen of the Ukrainian army who fulfil this requirement will be able to freely leave the combat zone and return to their families.

Once again, I insistently emphasise: all responsibility for possible bloodshed will be entirely on the conscience of the regime ruling on the territory of Ukraine.

Now a few important, very important words for those who may be tempted to intervene in ongoing events. Whoever tries to hinder us, and even more so to create threats for our country, for our people, should know that Russia's response will be immediate and will lead you to such consequences that you have never experienced in your history. We are ready for any development of events. All necessary decisions in this regard have been made. I hope that I will be heard.

Dear citizens of Russia!

Well-being, the very existence of entire states and peoples, their success and viability always originate in the powerful root system of their culture and values, experience and traditions of their ancestors and, of course, directly depend on the ability to quickly adapt to a constantly changing life, on the cohesion of society, its readiness to consolidate, to gather together all the forces in order to move forward.

Forces are needed always – always, but strength can be of different quality. The policy of the 'empire of lies', which I spoke about at the beginning of my speech, is based primarily on brute, straightforward force. In such cases, we say: 'There is power, mind is not needed.'

And you and I know that real strength lies in justice and truth, which is on our side. And if this is so, then it is difficult to disagree with the fact that it is the strength and readiness to fight that underlie independence and sovereignty, are the necessary foundation on which you can only reliably build your future, build your home, your family, your homeland. .

Dear compatriots!

I am confident that the soldiers and officers of the Russian Armed Forces devoted to their country will professionally and courageously fulfil their duty. I have no doubt that all levels of government, specialists responsible for the stability of our economy, financial system, social sphere, heads of our companies and all Russian business will act in a coordinated and efficient manner. I count on a consolidated, patriotic position of all parliamentary parties and public forces.

Ultimately, as it has always been in history, the fate of Russia is in the reliable hands of our multinational people. And this means that the decisions made will be implemented, the goals set will be achieved, the security of our Motherland will be reliably guaranteed.

I believe in your support, in that invincible strength that our love for the Fatherland gives us.
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Retired Colonel Douglas MacGregor Explains What's Really Going On Between Russia and Ukraine

Retired Colonel Douglas MacGregor explains the following to Tucker Carlson:

We've witnessed a slow, methodical move during the first five days.

Russia tried to reduce casualties and damage to Ukrainian property and give Ukrainian troops time to surrender.

The Russians have effectively surrounded the Ukrainian military using the cauldron encirclement tactic.

This series of events is the beginning of the end for the Ukrainian forces.

Putin aims to honor his word of 2007 at the Munich Security Council.

Putin will not tolerate the expansion of NATO's border to touch Russia's border.

Putin is now deterring the US and NATO's further attempts to influence Ukraine.

Russia will now seize all of Kyiv, he must decide what to do, but MacGregor thinks that will be as far as he goes.

Once he accomplishes this, Putin will accept a neutral Ukraine not aligned with NATO and preferably aligned with Moscow.

If Zelensky is still the president, he will be forced to accept the deal because there is no other choice.

A no-fly zone will end up in a war with Russia.

The US and NATO cannot afford a military build-up; they cannot put more forces forward, which would be self-defeating.

The west is facing a significant crisis.

Putin priced in the cost ahead of time and discussed this with China.

He got the support of Xi.

We have created a strategic partnership between Russia and China.

Putin would not be doing this without the support of China.

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Ukraine-Russia negotiator Denis Kireev killed – reports ... ed-killed/

A participant in the first round of peace talks was reportedly killed during an arrest in Kiev
Ukraine-Russia negotiator killed – reports

Sources in Ukraine have claimed that a member of the delegation Kiev sent to engage in talks with Moscow earlier this week was killed on Saturday.

The first claim about the death of Denis Kireev came from Aleksandr Dubinsky, a controversial MP and journalist. In a post on social media, he claimed Kireev had been killed by agents of the SBU, the Ukrainian security service, during an attempt to arrest him.

The assertion was later confirmed by two media outlets, and Obozrevatel, which both cited their own anonymous sources. The former published a partially blurred photo of what it claimed to be the body of the man. The image showed someone lying on the sidewalk face-up with what appeared to be blood on his face and pooling under the head. No comments by Ukrainian officials were available as of 4 pm local time on Saturday.

An even more dramatic description of what had allegedly happened was published by Anatoly Sharij, a Ukrainian politician and journalist. He claimed Kireev “was executed by a shot in the head” near a courthouse in Kiev.

Kireev, who had a background in banking, was photographed sitting at the far right of the negotiating table alongside other Ukrainian officials during the first round of peace talks with Russia on Monday. For some reason, the official list of six representatives that Kiev released to the media did not include his name, so his status during the talks remains unclear.

Last month, Ukrainian TV’s Channel 5 claimed Kireev had been investigated by the SBU for purported connections with Russian intelligence services since at least 2020. It alleged the investigation had been called off because he had personal connections in the agency.

It remains unclear if the report about Kireev aired on the channel, which is owned by former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, was part of a negative publicity campaign conducted against him, however.
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The False Flag Kiev Sniper Massacre: The Hidden Origin of the Escalating Ukraine Conflict
It all started with massacring 49 of their own
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The Ukraine-Russia conflict is now in its most dangerous phase since it began in 2014 after the Western-backed overthrow of the Ukrainian government. Statements by Russian leaders and the Russian military build-up along Ukraine’s borders suggest that the danger of a significant escalation in the Donbas is real. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky failed to fulfill his election promise to end the war and resolve the armed conflict in the breakaway eastern region peacefully. Talks between the United States and Russia following Russian government demands of written guarantees to stop NATO expansion and, in particular, reject Ukraine’s membership in the alliance (despite its extreme unlikelihood) are not anticipated to resolve the standoff.

US President Joe Biden, his top officials, Western media, and some military experts cited US intelligence reports and the Russian military build-up near Ukraine’s borders as evidence of Russian plans to invade Ukraine this winter. Journalists including David Sanger of the New York Times suggest the same. However, a full-scale Russian ground invasion and occupation of the entire territory of Ukraine appears to be less likely than a more limited use of military force. This could include Russian recognition of independence of the self-proclaimed separatist republics in the Donbas (the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics), an open deployment of Russian troops and advanced weapons in the separatist-controlled region, a seizure of the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, or missile and air strikes of Ukrainian military targets in the Donbas and other territories.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian leaders have stated that NATO membership of Ukraine or the building of US and NATO military installations along Russia’s borders are uncrossable red lines. Such statements imply threats to use military force.

One way to solve peacefully the escalating conflicts between Ukraine and Russia, and the civil war in the Donbas, is an international agreement involving Ukraine, Russia, the US, and the European Union. Such an agreement could offer Ukraine a path to membership in the EU, provided it fulfills accession criteria—stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights—in exchange for agreeing not to seek NATO membership and to resolve the conflict in the Donbas based on the Minsk Protocol. However, such a scenario would be difficult to achieve due to the unwillingness to compromise and because of refusal by the EU to even acknowledge Ukraine as a potential member.

Various hawks care little about the potentially disastrous consequences of an escalation of armed hostilities for Ukraine and ordinary Ukrainians. They regard Ukraine only as a tool for geopolitical goals—in particular, the containment of Russia—and they are willing to sacrifice many lives in order to expand Western influence in the region. Of course, we should not expect any direct military involvement by US or NATO forces, because such intervention could easily result in a nuclear war.

Western and Russian leaders and their media express deeply conflicting views concerning the escalating conflict in Ukraine and its origins. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other officials have repeatedly blasted the Kremlin for instigating the crisis along Ukraine’s border in an attempt to carve out a sphere of influence. They argue that after the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych was ousted by peaceful protesters in 2014—dozens of whom were massacred by government snipers—Russia annexed Crimea and launched a hybrid war with Ukraine in the Donbas with the help of Russian proxies. Moreover, Western officials maintain that Ukraine is a sovereign state which has a right to join NATO. In contrast, Russian leaders insist that the Ukrainian government was overthrown in a fascist putsch, which led to Crimea voluntary joining Russia and to a civil war without Russian military involvement in the Donbas. They say that Ukraine has been under de facto NATO rule since 2014 and regard unrecognized separatist republics in the Donbas as independent.

Various evidence presented in studies I have authored, which has been echoed by many other Western scholars who research these issues, show that both of these narratives are inaccurate. Indeed, the question of which side carried out the “snipers’ massacre” is central to understanding one of the “bloodiest and most controversial hours of European conflict since the end of the Cold War,” and the main tipping point in the escalating conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine. According to testimonies by over 100 wounded protesters, several dozen prosecution witnesses, and forensic ballistic and medical examinations by government experts, the massacre of the absolute majority of protesters and police at the Maidan (central square) in Kyiv on February 20, 2014 was perpetrated principally by members of the Maidan opposition, specifically its far-right elements. This event precipitated the violent removal of the corrupt and oligarchic but democratically elected government in Ukraine, touching off a conflict which has since killed more than 13,000 people. Western governments were at least aware of, or de facto backed, the overthrow.

The hidden origin of the conflict

The origin of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, which goes back to the violent overthrow of the pro-Russian Yanukovych government in 2014, is often misrepresented, omitted or even covered-up by Western governments and, with some notable exceptions, the mainstream media.

Studies I have authored, analyzing the Maidan massacre trials (ongoing since their start in 2015) and investigations in Ukraine, reveal overwhelming evidence that the Maidan protesters were massacred by snipers positioned within Maidan-controlled buildings and not by government snipers or Berkut (riot) policemen, who have been accused of picking off dozens of demonstrators. Such studies include a peer-reviewed article, a book chapter, and papers and video appendices presented at major academic conferences, including at the recent virtual World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies in Montréal. With some notable exceptions, such evidence was not reported by the Western media, which from the start blamed government snipers and the Berkut police for the massacre of the Maidan protesters on the orders of then President Yanukovych.

Such evidence includes videos, testimonies by more than 100 wounded protesters and several hundred other witnesses, including several dozen prosecution and defense witnesses at the Maidan massacre trial and investigation, and forensic ballistic and medical examinations by government experts.

Synchronized videos show that specific times and directions of shooting of the absolute majority of the protesters did not coincide with the specific times and the approximate directions of live ammunition fire by the special Berkut police unit. Three protesters were killed and ten wounded even before this unit appeared in the Maidan. Synchronized video footage also show that the killings of the protesters practically stopped after the government sniper units were deployed to the regime-controlled areas near the epicentre of the protest. The videos alone prove beyond any doubt that Berkut and government snipers did not massacre the Maidan protesters.

Dozens of members and commanders of government sniper units testified as prosecution witnesses at the Maidan massacre trial that they were ordered to locate and neutralize snipers who killed and wounded the Berkut policemen. They also testified that they came under fire by snipers from Maidan-controlled buildings and areas. Even the official investigation determined that Yanukovych government snipers did not massacre the Maidan protesters. It recently charged an Omega special forces unit sniper with killing one protester. But videos, photos and forensic examinations by government experts, and trial testimonies of two protesters (both of whom were next to him) revealed that he was shot in the back from a steep direction by a corroded bullet from a Maidan-controlled building when he faced the government positions.

Videos released by the BBC, Ukraine’s ICTV, and various other footage, including unbroadcasted segments of the most famous video of the Maidan massacre by Belgium’s public-service broadcaster VRT, showed snipers in the Maidan-controlled buildings shooting the protesters and the police and dozens of the protesters and journalists pointing out snipers there. The government investigation revealed that a sniper, who was filmed shooting at the BBC crew, and at protesters in the BBC and ICTV videos, did this from a Hotel Ukraina room in which one of the leaders of far-right Svoboda party then lived.

The absolute majority of wounded Maidan protesters testified at the Maidan massacre trial and investigation that they were shot by snipers from Maidan-controlled buildings or witnessed such snipers there. Even the official investigation determined, based on their testimonies and investigative experiments, that almost half of the wounded protesters were shot from sectors other than government positions and did not charge anyone with their shooting.
A wounded Maidan protester testifies at the Maidan massacre trial about snipers in the Maidan-controlled Hotel Ukraina

Forensic medical examinations by government experts tasked with investigating the Maidan massacre determined that the absolute majority of the protesters were shot from the side and back and top to bottom directions when they faced the Berkut police on the ground. This is consistent with their shooting from Maidan-controlled buildings. The entry and exit wound locations of three of the killed Maidan protesters, mapped using a 3D model which was produced by a New York architecture company for the Maidan victims’ lawyers and was heralded by the New York Times, do not match the wound locations in the forensic medical examinations by government experts. Consequently, they could not have been shot from the government-held positions. Further wound and bullet hole locations in shields and helmets point to shooting from the Maidan-controlled buildings.

Forensic examinations by government ballistic experts determined in about a dozen cases that the protesters were shot from the Maidan-controlled structures, including the Hotel Ukraina. It is revealing that the prosecution failed for almost eight years after the massacre to use ballistic experts to determine the locations of the shooters in the absolute majority of cases even after the Maidan massacre trial ordered this to be completed. A forensic ballistic examination conducted by government experts using an automated computer system found that bullets from killed protesters did not match bullet samples from the police database of Berkut Kalashnikov assault rifles.

No evidence of any order by Yanukovych or his ministers and commanders to fire upon the Maidan protesters has been revealed by the investigation or the media. Not a single member of his government, police or security forces, admitted involvement in the massacre or revealed any evidence that the protesters were shot by the government forces or, specifically, on a government order.

In contrast, there is evidence of the involvement of Maidan leaders, the far-right, and foreign snipers in the massacre of the police and the protesters. Several Maidan leaders and activists provided testimonies, while 14 self-admitted members of the Maidan sniper units admitted in media interviews and to the Maidan massacre trial that they themselves or other Maidan snipers shot at the police and protesters.

Several former members of the Georgian military testified that they and other groups of Maidan snipers in the Hotel Ukraina and the Music Conservatory were ordered by specific Maidan leaders and ex-Georgian leaders to fire on police and protesters and that they witnessed the massacre. What’s more, a retired Georgian officer also claimed that Georgian snipers linked to Mikheil Saakashvili, ex-president of Georgia, and senior members of his party and the government were involved in the Maidan massacre. The prosecution and the Maidan victims’ lawyers claimed that these Georgians were “actors” even though their identities are confirmed by various evidence, such as documents by the Ukrainian, Armenian, Belarusian, and Georgian authorities (a video testimony of one of them was recently admitted as evidence and shown at the Maidan massacre trial).

Two leaders of the far-right Svoboda party also stated in separate interviews that a Western government representative told them and other Maidan leaders a few weeks before the massacre that Western governments would stop recognizing Yanukovych after casualties among protesters reached 100. Such specific conditionality created incentives to “sacrifice” protesters and attribute their killing to government forces. The slain protesters were called the “heavenly hundred” even after the official investigation confirmed that 49 protesters died on that day. Immediately after the massacre, Western governments blamed the Yanukovych government and his forces for the mass killing and recognized the new Maidan government.

The investigation by the Ukrainian government denies that there were any snipers in Maidan-controlled buildings despite overwhelming evidence that they perpetrated a mass killing of protesters and police on February 20, 2014. It is striking that almost eight years after the massacre, which was verified by videos, testimonies, witnesses, and forensic ballistic and medical examinations by government experts, nobody has been arrested or convicted. Without understanding the Maidan massacre and bringing to justice its perpetrators, it is impossible to understand and resolve peacefully the internal and international conflicts involving Ukraine and the dangerously escalating war in the Donbas.

Source: Canadian Dimension


1 month ago

Great article. It was obvious from the beginning that the overthrow of Yanukovich followed essentially the same script as the (temporary) coup d’etat in Caracas in 2002. Unfortunately, these sorts of events are becoming increasingly run-of-the-mill.

But I wonder, how many western Ukrainians know this? Surely, these testimonies from Maidan victims must have had an impact on their views?
1 month ago

The hidden origin of this massacre was Nuland (originally Nudelman before she anglicized her name) and $5 billion from the US State Department. Not surprisingly all subsequent leaders of the Ukraine were genetically the same as her, as was the negotiator the US sent to talk to Russia today. They say the Kiev govt buildings are empty on Saturday but busy on Sunday. But then 5 of the 6 Russian oligarchs before Putin were the same. Much as today. So it is sadly in fact a quarrel among thieves, as their global collaboration on Vacs proves. Real Russians, Ukies, Americans, Europeans, Slavs have abdicated their influence on all such matters to the perpetrators of these global coups. None so blind.
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Newland should be on trial as an accessory to murder.
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1 month ago

Who was the financial and operational power behind the snipers?
Mr Reynard
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Is that a trick question ??
1 month ago
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Mr Reynard
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1 month ago
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So ? It was a trick question, after all ?
Good for you to spot it out ??
Alors ? C’était une question piège, après tout ?
Bon pour vous de la repérer ??
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Question is answered. The US put up 5 billion (not million) 5 one hundred million, as also stated on TV by Nuland. She stayed hidden until the end of the maiden where she pocked her ugly head out and talked with Pyatt.
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Ukraine and the Deeper Global Suicide Agenda ... de-agenda/

09.03.2022 Author: F. William Engdahl

The decision by the Russian President to order military action in neighboring Ukraine beginning February 24, 2022 has shocked many, myself included. The question at this point almost two weeks into military action by Russian and other forces inside Ukraine, is what pushed Russia into what Western media portrays as unilateral unwarranted war of aggression. A public threat by Ukrainian president and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyy on February 19, during meetings with top-level NATO officials and others in the annual Munich Security Conference, provides a largely-ignored clue to Moscow actions. In addition more recent reports of numerous US Pentagon bioweapons labs across Ukraine add to the background threats. Did Moscow believe Russia faced a literal do-or-die reality?

Some essential history

The current conflict in Ukraine has its seeds in the 1990’s and the US-backed collapse of the Soviet Union. During high-level Two Plus Four Treaty talks pertaining to Germany’s reunification in 1990, talks between US Secretary of State James Baker III and then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, along with France, the UK and the West German government, over unification of Germany, Baker gave a verbal promise that NATO would not move “one inch” to the East to threaten former Soviet territories, in return for the USSR allowing German reunification within NATO.

For years Washington has lied about the exchange, as they moved one after the other former Warsaw Pact countries including Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Baltic States into NATO and closer to striking distance to Russia. Recently Putin cited the 1990 Baker agreement to justify Russian demands that NATO and Washington give binding legal assurances that Ukraine would never be admitted into the NATO alliance. Washington until now has categorically refused to do so.

Putin’s 2007 Munich Speech

At the 2007 annual Munich Security Conference, as the Bush-Cheney administration had announced plans to install US missile defense systems in Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic to,“guard against rogue states such as North Korea or Iran,” Russia’s Putin delivered a scathing critique of the US lies and violation of their 1990 assurances on NATO. By that time 10 former communist Eastern states had been admitted to NATO despite the 1990 US promises. Furthermore, both Ukraine and Georgia were candidates to join NATO following US-led Color Revolutions in both countries in 2003-4. Putin rightly argued the US missiles were aimed at Russia, not North Korea or Iran.

In his 2007 Munich remarks Putin told his Western audience, “It turns out that NATO has put its frontline forces on our borders, and we continue to strictly fulfil the treaty obligations and do not react to these actions at all. I think it is obvious that NATO expansion does not have any relation with the modernization of the Alliance itself, or with ensuring security in Europe. On the contrary, it represents a serious provocation that reduces the level of mutual trust. And we have the right to ask: against whom is this expansion intended? And what happened to the assurances our western partners made after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact? Where are those declarations today? No one even remembers them.” Putin added, “But I will allow myself to remind this audience what was said. I would like to quote the speech of NATO General Secretary Mr Woerner in Brussels on 17 May 1990. He said at the time that: “the fact that we are ready not to place a NATO army outside of German territory gives the Soviet Union a firm security guarantee”. Where are these guarantees?” That was 15 years ago.

The 2014 Maidan Coup d’Etat

By November 2013 an economically corrupt and floundering Ukraine under elected and also very corrupt President Viktor Yanukovych, announced that, rather than accept a “special” association with the EU, Ukraine would take a far more generous offer from Moscow to join the Eurasian Economic Union led by Moscow. Russia had agreed to cut the price of Russian gas to Ukraine by 30% and to buy $15 billion of Ukraine bonds to ease the Kiew financial crisis.

At that point, on 21 November, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the man selected by Washington’s Victoria Nuland and Kiev Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, together with then-Vice President Joe Biden, launched what were called Maidan Square protests against the Yanukovych regime backed by US NGOs. On February 20, 2014 after CIA-organized snipers, reportedly recruited from nearby Georgia, killed dozens of student protesters and also police, leading Yanukovych to flee, Yatsenyuk became Prime Minister in a hand-picked US-run regime, hand-picked by Nuland and Biden among others.

Later in December 2014 in an interview with a Russian newspaper, George Friedman of Stratfor, a private firm consulting to the Pentagon and CIA among others, said of the US-led February 2014 Kiev regime change, “Russia calls the events that took place at the beginning of this year a coup d’etat organized by the United States. And it truly was the most blatant coup in history.” He was boastful in the interview.

That Kiev coup regime proceeded after February 22, 2014 to wage a war of extermination and ethnic cleansing of Russian-speakers in eastern Ukraine, led to a large degree by a private army of literal neo-nazis from Right Sector (banned in Russia), the same ones who ran security in the Maidan Square and launched a reign of terror against Russian-speaking Ukrainians. Battalions were formed of neo-nazi mercenaries. They were given official state status as “Ukrainian National Guard” soldiers, the Azov Battalion, financed by Ukrainian mafia boss and billionaire oligarch, Ihor Kolomoisky, the financial backer of Zelenskyy as president. The Azov soldiers even sport open SS runes as its logo. In 2016, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) accused the Azov Battalion, officially upgraded to a regiment in January 2015, of committing war crimes such as mass looting, unlawful detention, and torture.

Today Nuland is Biden’s Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs responsible for Ukraine and Russian affairs. She is well aware of who the Azov Battalion are.

Zelenskyy and Munich 2022

On February 19 in Munich, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy made his threat to deploy nuclear weapons on Ukrainian territory. He expressed this as his unilateral revocation of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, although Ukraine was not a signatory of the agreement. Two days later on the evening of February 21, Putin made his speech recognizing the sovereign independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. He explicitly referenced Zelenskyy’s Munich nuclear weapons pledge: “This is not empty bravado,” Putin stressed in his speech.

On March 6 Moscow state news agency, RAI Novosti, quoted a senior Russian SVR foreign intelligence source with details on a secret Ukraine project, reportedly with vital covert Western support, to build a Ukrainian nuclear missile capability and a Ukrainian atom bomb in brazen violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. According to the report, Ukrainian nuclear scientists were disguising the developments by locating them near the high-radiation levels of Chernobyl nuclear reactor site, an explanation for the swift Russian moves to secure Chernobyl. “It was there, judging by the available information, that work was underway both on the manufacture of a “dirty” bomb and on the separation of plutonium,” RIA Novosti quotes the source. The primary bomb research facility was located at the National Scientific Center, “Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology.” As of this writing reports of fierce fighting underway between Russian forces and neo-nazi Ukrainian Azov fighters who reportedly are planning to blow up the research reactor site and blame it on Russia. The battle for control of the large Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is also apparently part of the attempt to conceal the illegal Ukraine bomb project.

It now begins to become more clear that Putin had serious reason to react at the Ukraine nuclear threat. A Ukrainian nuclear missile within six minutes of Moscow would present existential danger whether Ukraine were in NATO or not.

Huge Military Buildup- Biowarfare?

There was more. Ukrainian press reported a year ago about new Western-built de facto NATO naval bases in Ochakov and Berdyansk as, “modern infrastructure facilities capable of receiving ships of all types, equipped according to NATO standards and built with the money of the alliance countries.” The media boasted, “In three years we will be able to strike at Russian ships in the Black Sea with our mosquito fleet. And if we combine with Georgia and Turkey, the Russian Federation will be blocked,’ Ukrainian military experts boasted. “

In addition, the US Pentagon had no less than eight, perhaps as many as 30 top-secret bioweapons research labs across Ukraine testing DNA of some 4,000 military volunteers. Once Russian soldiers moved to secure the evidence, the US Embassy in Kiev deleted previous mention of the sites from its website, and Ukrainians reportedly moved to destroy the lab evidence. Ukrainian labs in Kharkiv and elsewhere were operating in cooperation with the United States. Stocks of such weapons were being secretly stored in direct violation of international conventions.

A full month before the Russian military action on 24 February in Ukraine, independent biowarfare researcher, Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, obtained documents detailing “US Pentagon biological experiments with a potentially lethal outcome on 4,400 soldiers in Ukraine and 1,000 soldiers in Georgia. According to the leaked documents, all volunteer deaths should be reported within 24 h (in Ukraine) and 48 h (in Georgia).” She details the human experiments, which include testing for antibodies against some 14 pathogens including Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Borrelia species (Lyme disease) and others. According to the documents the labs in Ukraine and Georgia are part of a Pentagon “$2.5 billion Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Biological engagement program which includes research on bio agents, deadly viruses and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.”

On March 6, in a statement to the official RAI Novosti in Moscow, Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense, stated they had received documents, “from employees of Ukrainian biological laboratories confirming that components of biological weapons were being developed in Ukraine, in close proximity to Russian territory.” He noted, “In the course of a special military operation, the facts of an emergency cleansing by the Kiev regime of traces of a military biological program being implemented in Ukraine, funded by the US Department of Defense, were uncovered.”

Added to this evidence of nuclear and bioweapon WMD placements inside Ukraine in recent years, the West NATO member countries have been pouring billions of dollars of military equipment including anti-tank weapons and explosives into Ukraine while Zelenskyy, rumored by opposition to be in hiding in the US Embassy in Warsaw, calls repeatedly for a NATO “No-Fly” zone over Ukraine, an act that would be a direct casus belli of war between Russia and NATO a war that rapidly could go nuclear or beyond.

The question is whether this years-long provocation by Washington and NATO of Russian national security via Ukraine is aimed at destroying the viability of Russia as a sovereign nation and military power. Is it a calculated move to use sanctions against Russia to cause global collapse and energy crises, food shortages and worse, all to advance the Davos 2030 Great Reset agenda? Blame it on the “evil Putin” and Russia while BlackRock and the financial powers reorganize the world? It is too early to tell but certain is that whatever prompted the action by Russia on February 24, 2022 had to have been far more serious than CNN or other controlled Western media are telling us.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
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Ukraine, It Was All Written in the Rand Corp Plan
By Manlio Dinucci
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Today, the dangers of military escalation are beyond description.

What is now happening in Ukraine has serious geopolitical implications. It could lead us into a World War III scenario.

It is important that a peace process be initiated with a view to preventing escalation.

Global Research condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

A Bilateral Peace Agreement is required.

The strategic plan of the United States against Russia was elaborated three years ago by the Rand Corporation (the manifesto, Rand Corp: how to bring down Russia, May 21, 2019). The Rand Corporation, headquartered in Washington, DC, is “a global research organization developing solutions to policy challenges”: it has an army of 1,800 researchers and other specialists recruited from 50 countries, speaking 75 languages, spread across offices and other locations in North America, Europe, Australia, and the Persian Gulf. Rand’s U.S. personnel live and work in more than 25 countries.

The Rand Corporation, which describes itself as a “nonprofit, nonpartisan organization,” is officially funded by the Pentagon, the U.S. Army and Air Force, national security agencies (CIA and others), agencies in other countries, and powerful non-governmental organizations.

The Rand Corp. prides itself on having helped devise the strategy that enabled the United States to emerge victorious from the Cold War, forcing the Soviet Union to consume its resources in a grueling military confrontation. This model has inspired the new plan elaborated in 2019: “Overextending and Unbalancing Russia”, i.e. forcing the adversary to overextend itself in order to unbalance and knock it down.
Ukraine and the Orwellian “Ministry of Truth”: The Attack Was Launched by NATO Eight Years Ago.

These are the main lines of attack outlined in the Rand plan, on which the United States has actually moved in recent years.

First of all – the plan establishes – Russia must be attacked on the most vulnerable side, that of its economy strongly dependent on gas and oil exports: for this purpose commercial and financial sanctions must be used and, at the same time, Europe must be made to decrease the importation of Russian natural gas, replacing it with US liquefied natural gas.

In the ideological and informational field, it is necessary to encourage internal protests and at the same time undermine the image of Russia outside.

In the military field, it is necessary to operate so that European NATO countries increase their forces in an anti-Russian function. The US can have high probability of success and high benefits with moderate risks by investing more in strategic bombers and long-range attack missiles directed against Russia. Deploying new intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe aimed at Russia assures them a high probability of success, but also carries high risks.

By calibrating each option to obtain the desired effect – Rand concludes – Russia will end up paying the highest price in the confrontation with the US, but the latter and their allies will have to invest large resources to divert them from other purposes.

As part of that strategy – the Rand Corporation’s 2019 plan predicted – “providing lethal aid to Ukraine would exploit Russia’s greatest point of external vulnerability, but any increase in U.S.-provided weapons and military advice to Ukraine would have to be carefully calibrated to increase costs to Russia without provoking a much larger conflict in which Russia, because of proximity, would have significant advantages.”

It is precisely here – at what the Rand Corporation called “Russia’s greatest external vulnerability point,” exploitable by arming Ukraine in a manner “calibrated to increase costs to Russia without provoking a much larger conflict” – that the rupture occurred. Caught in the political, economic and military stranglehold that the US and NATO increasingly tightened, ignoring Moscow’s repeated warnings and proposals for negotiation, Russia reacted with the military operation that destroyed more than 2,000 military facilities in Ukraine that were actually built and controlled not by Kiev’s rulers but by US-NATO commands.

The article that three years ago reported the Rand Corporation’s plan ended with these words: “The options in the plan are really only variants of the same war strategy, the price of which in terms of sacrifices and risks is paid by all of us”. We European people are paying it now, and we will pay it more and more dearly, if we continue to be expendable pawns in the US-NATO strategy.


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Manlio Dinucci, award winning author, geopolitical analyst and geographer, Pisa, Italy. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).
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Russian Defense Ministry publishes Kiev’s secret order for offensive against Donbass

The order contains a detailed plan for preparing a strike group to carry out an offensive in the area of the so-called ‘Joint Forces Operation’ in Donbass
Ukraine crisis 9 Mar, 07:37 Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Karpukhin/TASS

MOSCOW, March 9. /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry has published a secret order for an offensive against Donbass in March 2022, issued by the commander of the Ukrainian National Guard, Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Wednesday.

"The Russian Defense Ministry has published an original order issued by Commander of the Ukrainian National Guard Colonel General Nikolay Balan on January 22, 2022," he said.

Konashenkov emphasized that "the order, handed down to the commanding officers of the Ukrainian National Guard, contains a detailed plan for preparing a strike group to carry out an offensive in the area of the so-called ‘Joint Forces Operation’ in Donbass."

"The document establishes a battalion tactical group of the National Guard’s Fourth Operational Brigade, ensures the provision of necessary supplies and resubordinates it to the 80th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. I would like to point out that since 2016, the brigade has been trained by US and British instructors in Lvov in accordance with NATO training programs," the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman stressed.

Konashenkov added that the order instructed the deputy head of the National Guard to ensure the combat coordination of the battalion tactical group with the 80th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade on February 7-28.
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Russia's invasion of Ukraine is beginning of World War III: George Soros
According to Soros, Putin expected Russian-speaking Ukrainians to welcome Russian soldiers with open arms, but he was wrong ... raine.html

New Delhi: Russia's attack on Ukraine on February 24 marked the beginning of World War III, George Soros, an American financier and founder of the Renaissance Foundation, stated this in an article, which was published by Project Syndicate.

According to Soros, this war has the potential to "destroy our civilisation".

The article says that before the invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping released a large document declaring a close partnership between the two countries, UNIAN reported.

"I was surprised that Xi is clearly giving Putin carte blanche to invade and start a war against Ukraine," Soros said.

"Putin, with Xi's backing, has gone about pursuing his lifelong dream with incredible brutality. Putin will soon be 70 years old and he feels that if he wants to make a mark on Russian history, he must act now or never," Soros wrote.

According to Soros, Putin intends to become a tsar for Russia, and "having come up with the idea of a fix, Putin has clearly lost touch with reality".

"I don't know Putin personally, but I watch his rise very carefully and I know that he is ruthless. He turned the Chechen capital Grozny into ruins, and now he is threatening to do the same with the Ukrainian capital Kiev," the financier wrote.

According to Soros, Putin expected Russian-speaking Ukrainians to welcome Russian soldiers with open arms, but he was wrong.

"He [Putin] decided to punish Ukraine for resisting, and began to act without any brakes. He threw the entire Russian army into battle and ignores any rules of war," Soros said.
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With an economy smaller than the state of Texas, Russia has built strategic weapons superior to many in the American arsenal. These include land as well as submarine-launched hypersonic weapons that can carry nuclear missiles past any American defense, as well as the world’s best air defense system, the S-500. The October 4, 2021, test of Russia’s submarine-launched “Zircon” hypersonic missile was the first-ever underwater firing of a low-altitude weapon that flies at nine times the speed of sound, according to Russian claims. A Russian sub lurking a hundred miles off the American coast could nuke Washington in a flat minute.

Russian blogger and vlogger Andrei Martyanov:

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
Inevitable Question.

I wrote about it in my second book, about "elites" who are lying because they are ignorant and some of them lying because they are afraid to let the truth out. Here is a clown from California admitting (at the start of his interview) that what they hear at "secret briefings" is that President Ze is done. You can listen to this verbal diarrhea here:

But if they know that 404 is done, why what we hear everywhere is that Russia is about to collapse and is losing there? It is a cognitive dissonance of sorts. The question is not just warranted, it is inevitable. Yes, this is called lying and that is what they do.

I am on record on the issue of the American "elites" being very sensitive to exposing own weakness and crudeness, which are their defining characteristics, they talked themselves up so much that they are absolutely at loss when they have to admit own failures, which are numerous and massive in scope. Issa, with his vitriol is classic case of a thug (read his bio) who is desperate. Not to be outdone is yet another dude with "economics" degree, now from The American Conservative. He is in a full cognitive dissonance and goes fully psychotic because of that.

With an economy smaller than the state of Texas, Russia has built strategic weapons superior to many in the American arsenal. These include land as well as submarine-launched hypersonic weapons that can carry nuclear missiles past any American defense, as well as the world’s best air defense system, the S-500. The October 4, 2021, test of Russia’s submarine-launched “Zircon” hypersonic missile was the first-ever underwater firing of a low-altitude weapon that flies at nine times the speed of sound, according to Russian claims. A Russian sub lurking a hundred miles off the American coast could nuke Washington in a flat minute.

Then he continues to lament:

A day later Russia test-launched its S-500 air defense system, designed to destroy aircraft and missiles in a 600-kilometer radius, including targets in close space. And last December, Russia claimed to have tested the S-550 upgrade, which allegedly can destroy ICBMs as well as satellites. Russia has sold the earlier S-400 system to India, China, and Turkey; India may be the first foreign customer for an S-500.

For Goldman (read his bio), countries with the economies "smaller than that of the state of Texas" do not produce what he just described. In fact, Texas on its own, unplugged from the larger economy of the United States, will decline into the third world economy extremely fast and even AS a part of the US will have it economic bottom falling off when trying to R&D and mass produce any weapon system listed by the author. Texas is a wonderful state with good people, but its economy will implode if it tries to build a single SSBN of Borey-class or Air Force such as that of Russia. I will omit here present US education which IS that of the third world and Mr. Goldman, as well as Mr. Issa or any other product of "economic" and "humanities" programs demonstrate fully by parading their ignorance. With "elites" like that the US has no future.

In related news, Sergei Ryabkov went on record today when warned that Russia will destroy any convoys delivering weapons from NATO countries and that the game changed, Russia is changing her original demands on security and they will be modified (in Russian). The year of 1997 and European security configuration, as in good old Windows with Restore Point. You just roll back changes to a previous state with the Restore Point in this particular case being 1997. Macron already declared new sanctions on Russia. Poor-poor dear, he wants to feel important. In related news, Russian tanks are already deep in Mariupol.

And we all know what that means. Neonazi SOBs from Azov are trying to escape through humanitarian corridors but many are caught and already have Russian (LDNR) security services working with them. I cannot wait for War Crimes Tribunal to start working. As Ryabkov stated, the big reformatting is taking place and it is global in nature. Russians are very open about it, this war is not with 404, it is the war against US proxy in 404 and the scale and scope of it is unprecedented. That is why Russia already opened criminal investigation (Article 280 of Russia's Criminal Code) against Meta and US Embassy received a Note from Russian Foreign Ministry (in Russian). There will be criminal charges leveled against a number of big honchos and that is why you can hear now appeals of excluding Russia from Interpol. Boy, those people are stupid. Here is your weekend primer.
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The 24 Hours of Hate.
Washington's neocons ... land-made/ ... -iraq-war/
keep poking the bear:
and willfully ignorant Americans think this is a joke, or whine about gas prices (a result of poking the bear with sanctions).
It's no joke, and gas prices aren't what should concern them. ... ad-hand-5-
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PUTIN’S WAR ... 238357235/

Putin is not a military general. He is a modernist leader, a trained spymaster and strategist who understands that war is a continuation of politics by other means (Clausewitz). Accordingly, if we want to grasp Putin’s motives we should refrain from trying to assess Russia’s military campaign in terms of ‘strict military objectives.’ We should instead look at the military campaign as a political instrument that is set to mobilize a global and regional geopolitical shift and on a mammoth scale.

It is clear that Putin’s army is doing its best to avoid civilian casualties. It uses siege tactics as opposed to the barbarian American ‘Shock and Awe’ doctrine. Furthermore, the Russian military works hard not to dismantle the Ukrainian military. Instead it encircles cities and is cutting out the Ukrainian army in the East and South of the country. The Russian military has dismantled Ukraine’s ability to regroup, let alone counter attack. Western military analysts have agreed that clear evidence of the Ukrainian army’s growing disability is that Ukraine’s army didn’t manage to seriously damage the 60 km Russian convoy on its way to Kyiv despite the fact that the convoy stood still for more than 10 days. In the last 24 hours, Russia has made it clear to the West that any Western military supply to Ukraine will be treated as a legitimate military target. In other words, the elite Ukrainian army in the East is now a defunct military force; it can defend the cities, it can mount guerrilla attacks on stretched Russian military logistics but it cannot regroup into a fighting force that can alter the battleground.

Putin’s army, as military experts agree, enjoys massive firepower. It is hardly a secret that Russia’s artillery is a deadly force and there is no force that can match it anywhere in the world. The military rationale for this is plain. The USSR never trusted the quality and the loyalty of its foot soldiers. While it counted on the soldiers’ mass impact, their sheer numbers, it also invented the means, the technology, the tactics and the doctrine to win the battle from afar in preparation for the masses to move in. It was Red artillery that knocked down the 3rd Reich Army. Similarly, flattening enemy cities is something the USSR and modern Russia are famous for. Russia enjoys this power, but it has refrained, so far, from deploying this ability in Ukraine. Russia has displayed this capability rather than deploying it. According to military analysts, Russia hasn’t even begun to utilize its superior air power other than assuring its total air superiority over Ukraine.

The Russian army’s tactic has been to mount pressure on cities’ outskirts, demonstrating Russian military might and then opening corridors for humanitarian convoys. And this is the trick. Russia is creating a flood of refugees to the west. Due to the Ukrainian government ban on men 18-60 leaving the country, we are talking about women and children. So far there are about 2.5 million Ukrainian refugees but this number could increase dramatically. And the question follows: will Germany be happy to accept another million refugees that aren’t a working force? What about France and Britain, the USA, Canada, all those countries that pushed Zalansky and Ukraine into a war but were quick to leave the Ukrainian people to their fate?

Sooner or later, Putin believes, Europe will accept his entire list of demands and will lift the list of sanctions, and may even compensate him for his losses on oil sales all in a desperate attempt to stop the tsunami of Ukrainian refugees. By the time the guns cool down, many Ukrainians may actually prefer to stay in Germany, France, Britain and Poland. This will lead, at least in Putin’s mind, to a demographic shift in the ethnic balance in favor of the Russian ethnic groups in Ukraine. Within the context of such a shift, Putin will be able to dominate the situation in his neighbour state by political and even democratic means.

Putin’s plan is not new. It already succeeded in Syria.

When the West realised that Syria was on foot to Europe, it was very quick to allow Putin to win the battle for Assad at the expense of America’s hegemony in the Middle East. Putin now deploys basically the same tactics. He may be cruel or even barbarian but stupid or irrational he isn’t.

The main question is how is it possible that our Western political and media elite are clueless about Putin and Russia’s moves? How is it possible that not one Western military analyst can connect the dots and see through the fog of this horrid war? The reason is obvious: no gifted people see a potential career in military or public service these days. Gifted people prefer the corporate world, banks, high tech, data and media giants. The result is that Western generals and intelligence experts are not very gifted. The situation of our Western political class is even more depressing. Not only are our politicians those who weren’t gifted enough to join the corporate route, they are also uniquely unethical. They are there to fulfil the most sinister plans of their globalist masters and they do it all at our expense.

I have little doubt that an experienced politician like Angela Merkel wouldn’t have let the Ukraine situation escalate into a global disaster. She, like Putin, was properly trained for her job, understanding the deep distinction between strategy and tactics. She, like Putin, was trained to think five steps ahead. As far as I can tell there is no one in the West who understands Putin, who can read his mind. Instead they attribute to the Russian leader psychotic characteristics in a desperate attempt to hide the depth of the hopeless and tragic situation the West inflicted on itself and on Ukraine in particular.

Meanwhile Putin is taking the most spectacular measures to protect his life and his regime. We in the west find it ‘laughable,’ but Putin knows very well that the only way the West can deal with its own incapacity is to eliminate him and his regime one way or another.
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The neo-Nazis are rampant in Ukraine, but Nazism is no longer the "absolute evil" (for the West)

Maria Grazia Bruzzone
March 3, 2022

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On November 30, 2014, in an unsuspected period, "La Stampa" published this article to report disturbing influences on the change of government in Ukraine, which is not an exaggeration to define a coup d'etat. Today, with the anti-Russian campaign underway throughout the so-called free and democratic West, perhaps it would be worthwhile to put aside what was said at the time.
We do not know if the Turin newspaper has any memory of this publication. We do. ( ag )

A week ago the UN General Assembly passed a motion tabled by Russia condemning attempts to glorify Nazi ideology and the subsequent denial of Nazi war crimes, including the Holocaust. The resolution also notes and condemns the increase in racist attacks around the world and proposes to apply the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination adopted at the UN in 1969 but never really put into practice.

The Italian media have almost completely ignored the news, which instead presents interesting aspects, underlined by alternative blogs (eg here ), even local ones ( here and here ). Moreover, they also speak little of the atrocities that continue to be committed in Ukraine, as the latest UN report testifies.

It will be said that the motion followed other similar resolutions approved at the United Nations, even recently (2010, 2012).

It will be said that this latest resolution was a crafty propaganda move by the Kremlin to garner indirect condemnation of the new Ukrainian government, born of a US-sponsored "coup" and backed by the EU.

The fact is that, if on other similar occasions there was unanimity or almost, this time it went differently.

There were 115 votes in favor, 3 against, 55 abstentions. The US, Canada and Ukraine voted against - this is the first novelty. The second is that the countries of the European Union (ambiguous and a bit hypocritical, as often happens) and various North African states abstained. Germany also abstained, while Israel could not deny its yes, associating itself with the rest of the world.

An ideological turn . He underlines it by a decidedly "left" Italian blog that observes how on this occasion the "merit" of the motion (the condemnation of Nazism) loses weight, no longer counts. The important thing is to counter the opponent (Russia) and support the ally (the Ukraine of Poroshenko and Pravy Sektor).

A purely "political" vote, of course. But that overturns a way of thinking rooted in Western and in particular European cultural tradition - the generation that grew up after the war in the myth of the US "saviors" of Europe by the perfidious criminal Hitler gasser of Jews and minorities knows something about it (but of the decisive role of Russia in stopping the Furer, and of the 23 million dead Russians , between military and civilians, little was spoken and talked about).

"With this vote, the concept of" absolute evil ", historically and unitarily identified in Nazi-fascism, no longer possesses values ​​recognized and recognizable by all - observes the blog - but simply becomes the label to be attached to the " enemy of the moment ". The Islamic-Sunni fundamentalism of ISIS can be named as the new "absolute evil", while the Nazi-fascists in flesh-blood-bars-rifles - in any country allied to the West - are no longer so ".

It is a turning point that has been around for decades. How many "new Hitlers" have been pointed out, from Noriega to Saddam Hussein, from Milosevich to Gaddafi? Until Putin himself in recent months. But without overturning the terms of the question, without explicitly denying the original Nazi “absolute evil”, as the recent negative vote on the UN by the US, Canada and Ukraine does.

Ukraine and neo-Nazis. The ideological turning point would be the least problem if neo-Nazis in flesh and blood were not only tolerated but even used, financed, rewarded with parliamentary, ministerial and other positions. This is what happens in Ukraine as, one year after the so-called "Maidan revolt" and coinciding with the vote at the UN, various posts document (several on the Canadian site Global Research ).

Moreover, it happened from the beginning, when ultra-nationalist far-right factions, with flags and clear neo-Nazi symbols, played a decisive role in the "coup" that overthrew President Viktor Yanukovych (corrupt as much as you want but duly elected) and gave birth to the government of Arseniy Yatseniuk. A script written for some time by the US State Department, has been widely proven, against the will of the Europeans who had signed an agreement with the outgoing president, reneged the following day after the furious, dark street clashes in the night between police and demonstrators among the which stood out the militias of the Right Sector (Pravy Sektor) and mysterious snipers, riots that put Yanukovich to flight (Underblog here and here with various links, and again here , authoritative and decisive)

Neo-Nazis in government in Ukraine… There are many, despite the very low success of their party. Making a list of them is inevitable ( here and here ).

Andry Parubiy . Secretary of the Ukrainian Council of Defense and National Security. Parubiy had founded the National Socialist Party of Ukraine, an ultra-right ultra-nationalist and neo-Nazi formation born in 1991 which, despite the name changed to Svoboda (= freedom), sits in parliament (with only 6 elected indeed) continuing to use symbols quietly and Nazi flags and to refer to Stepan Bandera, the Ukrainian collaborator of the West on Hitler's side, who was instead fought by the Eastern Ukrainians allied with Stalin's Soviet Union. Hence, and from even more ancient hostilities, the ferocious hatred that opposes the two sides of Ukraine. It would be useful to deepen to better understand the positions.

Oleh Tyahnybok, leader of Svoboda, party that sits in parliament (Tyahnybok photographed a year ago with future premier Yatseniuk together with US Senator John McCain and Victoria Nuland, John Kerry's assistant for Europe and Eurasia, Neocon hawk and wife of Robert Kagan, the real architect of the Ukrainian plan costing $ 5 billion, she declared herself, of which the phone call was made known in which she explicitly sent Europeans to be screwed.

Dmytro Yarosh , Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. Leader of Pravy Sektor, he oversees the armed forces with Parubiy. Pravy Sektor includes the far-right Ukrainian Patriots group and UNA-UNSO paramilitaries (more on that later). In their insignia there are Nazi runes, swastikas and other Nazi symbols.

Oleksandr Sych , Deputy Prime Minister. Sych is a member of the Svoboda party

Ihor Shvaika, Minister of Agriculture, ditto

Andriy Mokhnyk , Minister of Ecology. Mokhnyk of Svoboda is deputy leader.

… And in parliament , leaders of the militia battalions that sow terror in the East . Teams of volunteers / mercenaries who support / substitute the regular army of Kiev and the National Guard in the ethnic war against the so-called "pro-Russian separatists". They would be 34 or 50 and they would count several thousand soldiers, 7000 only the Dnieper according to AFP .

Oleg Lyashko , head of the Radical Party that also bears his name, as well as of the “Shaktar ” battalion. Human Right Watch and Amnesty International condemned his actions in Eastern Ukraine, as well as kidnappings and torture of his competitors (video here). Global Research adds allegations of rape and young volunteers forced into prostitution (video), although Lyashko, who was a presidential candidate, is considered a rising politician.

Sergey Melnichuk , commander of the "Aydar" battalion of uncertain fate, deputy chosen by Lyashko.

Andrij Teteruk , new senator and commander of the “Myotvorets ” battalion (= bringing peace), a police militia that “restores order in the liberated settlements, cleans them of criminals and weapons”, according to him. Translated: punitive militias.

Semen Semenchenko , also a new senator, his “Donbass” battalion is responsible for many horrors against civilians in the East.

Yuri Bereza , new senator, commands the “Dniepr1” battalion financed by Ihor Kolomoysky , the powerful 2nd or 3rd richest banker oligarch in the country, recently appointed governor of Dniepropetrovsk. Kolomoysky, a Ukrainian, Cypriot and Israeli passport, allegedly planned and financed the Odessa massacre in which 37 civilians were tortured, maimed and finally burned, 19 of them Jews. The battalion is teeming with swastikas and Neo-Nazi mercenaries. "Neo-Nazi animals," the oligarch's assistant branded them.

Andrij Biletsky , head of the neo-Nazi groups Social-National Assembly and Patriots of Ukraine is the founder and commander of the most infamous “Azov” battalion . Responsible for kidnappings, rape, torture and murder of civilians in the Donbass region but also in Mariupol where he is based, among his emblems as well as runes and swastikas (seen on TV they seem to have impressed the Germans a lot, for the Washington Post they are youthful romances) there is the occult symbol of the Black Sun used by the Nazi SS.

About 500 men, "openly neo-Nazis" called them Foreign Policy in an August piece dedicated to the battalion (but perhaps there are more) , on a par with the more than 50 "punitive battalions", paramilitary units fighting in the East . The "European identity" advocated by the ideologue Odnorozhenko is very different from American and European liberalism, observes FP. Biletsky openly advocates Aryan superiority. "Our nation's historic mission at this critical time is to lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade for their survival," he told the Telegraph (taken up here by Consortiumnews in a post linking to major media such as NYTimes etc., who finally noticed the neo-Nazis in Ukraine in September.

And on their website you can read sentences like this: “Unfortunately today among the Ukrainian people there are many Russians (by mentality), Jews, Americans, EU Europeans, Arabs, Chinese and so on, but not many specifically Ukrainians. It is not clear how long and how much effort it will take to eradicate these dangerous viruses from our people ”.

FP concludes: "The pro-Russians say they are fighting against Nazis and fascists, in the case of Azov and other battalions these accusations are essentially true".

In passing: a few days ago the deputy commander of the "Azov" battalion Vadim Troyan was appointed Chief of Police of the Oblast Region by the Minister of the Interior Arsen Avakov (who Russia asks to be sought by Interpol for prohibited methods of warfare, assassinations and other offenses).

Also noteworthy is the apparent process of "Nazification" underway in schools, as evidenced by President Poroshenko's tweet on military training in class and by the image of Nazi symbols in this class.

Yet the US government helps and finances them. "If only the public knew that the US government helps such monsters," writes Global Research of a Ukrainian delegation arriving in Washington to claim more money and military aid. In reality, even lethal weapons have just received, coinciding with the recent visit to Kiev by US Vice President Joe Biden - as revealed by the CyberBerkut hacker site, which has put original lists and documents online ( reported here , in it. ). Moreover, a measure to block US military aid to neo-Nazi Ukraine, presented by a dem deputy, would have been blocked , surprisingly, by the Israeli lobby.

The powerful ultra -nationalist Ukrainian Congressional Committee of America (UCCA) lobby knows how to get active. Since the postwar period it has carried on the far-right platform of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalist) including the cult of the pro-Hitlerian Bandera and has solid channels in the American right-wing Neocon.

What if the Svoboda party were just the electoral front of non-new, well-known and UCCA-backed neo-Nazi and ultra-nationalist organizations, such as UNA-UNSO? What if these organizations were not so much an expression of the Ukrainian opposition as of the forces secretly used by NATO that use Ukraine as a base, and not from today? What if this neo-Nazi military organization linked to NATO played a decisive role in the episodes of violence that led to the collapse of the Ukrainian government that had emerged from the elections?

A daring thesis , even if it is now difficult to be surprised by anything. To support it, in a post last March relaunched now by the usually reliable Global Research , is the geopolitical analyst F. William Engdahl, also based on personal sources including veterans of American intelligence.

Engdhal who wrote in the wake of those early events, reconstructed what happened, Yanukovych forced to flee as a criminal, accused of having refused the offer of Ukraine's entry into the EU, preferring an agreement with Russia that offered the cut of $ 15 billions of Ukrainian debt and gas at reduced prices. He recalled the compromise agreement reached with Yanukovych by the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Poland - without the US, proof of the different European points of view and methods - the phone call in which Nuland explained to "her" ambassador which government and which coalition wanted in Kiev, with the famous “F..k the EU”, Europe is screwing, in fact.

And it comes to the precipitate of events, that February 22, when the police withdrew in panic in Piazza Indipendenza, under the crossfire of snipers.

Who had deployed the snipers? is the question so far unanswered, the author wondered. According to US intelligence veteran sources, the snipers came from the ultra-right-wing military organization known as Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian People'Self Defense (UNA-UNSO).

(An acronym we have already encountered in another post where it was seen falling under the wing of the Pravy Sektor, the Right Sector).

The author recalls how the leader of UNA-UNSO Andrij Shkil ten years ago became the adviser of Julia Tymoshenko, supported by the US. During the "Orange Revolution" he supported pro-NATO candidate Yushchenko against pro-Russia Yanukovych. He is also said to have close ties to the National Democratic Party of Germany (NDP).

" Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, members of the para-military organization UNA-UNSO have been behind every revolt against Russian influence," says Engdahl . The thread that connects the violent campaigns is always anti-Russia. The organization, according to US intelligence veteran sources, is part of a secret NATO GLADIO, and is not a nationalist group like the one being portrayed by the Western media.

According to these sources UNA-UNSO would have participated in the Lithuanian events in the winter of 1991 (officially confirmed), in the Soviet coup d'état in the summer of 1991 (defenestration of Gorbachev, ed), in the anti-Moscow war of Abkhazia in 1993, in the one in Chechnya, the US-organized campaign in Kosovo against Serbia, the war in Georgia in 2008. UNA-UNSO para-military would be involved in every post-Cold War NATO dirty war. These are dangerous mercenaries used everywhere both to fight dirty wars and to frame Russia, because they claim to be Russian special forces (for Wikipedia in '91 members of UNA-UNSO had served in the Soviet armed forces).

The events in Ukraine continued along the lines suggested by Engdhal (in the government Arsenij Yatseniuk piloted by the US, strong role of Svoboda), who closed with an almost prophetic phrase.

“The drama is by no means over. At stake is the future of Russia, Europe / Russia relations and the global power of Washington or at least of that faction that sees further wars in Washington as the first instrument of politics ” .
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I've put together this timeline- comments welcome
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History of Ukraine

Current Ukraine is a result of entry to the USSR and consists of disparate pieces from Galicia (L’viv) with its Catholicism (Poland and Hungary- Catholics and Croats), and Russian Orthodox Russia- Russia received Orthodox Christianity from the East Roman Empire.
AD 1300- Russia extended to include East Ukraine and Kiev
C14th and C15th- vast tracts of Western Russia, including Kyiv, annexed by Poland & Lithuania
C15th-1945- Russia wanted to recover them and began to recover the territories annexed. “This Muscovite objective of reunifying all the Russias was pursued persistently from C15th onwards, reflecting a belief in the immortality of universal states”
Beginning of C20th- parts or Ukraine in Poland, Austria-Hungary, and Russia
1917- temporarily created as independent state
1918- Lenin transferred 6 Russian industrial regions to Ukraine- including Donetsk and Lugansk
1939- Galicia (W. Ukraine) transferred to Ukraine
There was strong industrial development under USSR- was 10th largest country in Europe. Ukraine politicians were prominent in Soviet Leadership (Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Tchernenko)
Western Ukraine under influence of neo-Nazis, which was previously Polish/Austria-Hungary. W. Ukraine welcomed German troops and 1m/1.6m (there are numerous estimates) jews exterminated under Stephan Banderas. Ukrainian nationalists worked in concentration camps and supported the Nazi efforts on the streets.
1945- Soviet Union reannexed the White Russian and Ukrainian territories held by Poland/Hungary.
1945-53- US and UK support for anti-communist and anti-Soviet rebels in W Ukraine. Terror against the civilian population. Banderas/supporters killed 50,000 civilians. Including forty-two in Odessa 2014 (Trade Union building fire).
1991- independent on collapse of Soviet Union. Marketisation and de-industrialisation. Collapse in living standards, predatory privatisation, and oligarchy. The depression during the 1990s including hyperinflation and a fall in economic output to less than half what it was under the preceding Ukrainian SSR. Corruption and high Gini coefficient. Apart from metallurgy, manufacturing is practically destroyed. Ukraine depends on western loans and money from migrant labour (10m of the population of 45m travel to work).
2014- Maidan riots and coup. Nazi ideology being implanted in Ukraine. There is now an alliance of neo-Nazis with oligarchic capital- Banderas followers tightly control every move of state power- threat of coup. There are criminal and fascist elements under the full political and financial control of the US. Communist Party underground and left groups banned. Suppression of Russian language [get detail] AZOV founded 2014. The war in Donbas severely limits the economy- economy shrank by 6.8% in 2014 and 12% in 2015. It is now the partly due to corruption.
December 2021- Russia repeated request re non-expansion of NATO (ignored)
Jan 2022- Russia warned would be forced to take measures to protect security.
Feb 2022- Putin announced recognition of independence of LPR-DPR
Feb 25th- Russian armed forces operation began.

Note 1 The idea of the Universal state, according to Toynbee, can exist for centuries and millennia- Universal states are the supreme expression, on the political plane, of a sense of unity.
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What NATO vassal really thought in 2014: Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, viewed as a leading ally of the United States in Europe, said in a mysteriously-leaked recording Sunday that the alliance between the two countries is "not worth anything." ... ot-nothing
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UKRAINE: The Syria Playbook Redux
March 21, 2022 By NEWS WIRE 5 Comments ... ook-redux/
‘Playbook. A book containing a sports team’s strategies and plays, especially in American football.’ Yes, the playbook for Syria is now being used for Ukraine. But is it Russia’s or America’s?

Peter Ford
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The Russians in attacking Ukraine are taking leaves out of their Syrian playbook, so we are being constantly told. But the American origin of this term gives us a clue as to what is really going on.

The chemical weapons play

One of the plays being used is apparently the brandishing of chemical weapons. It’s important to recall what actually happened in Syria in this regard.

The first alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria occurred in the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus in 2013. After a vote in the British Parliament scuppered a Western plan to bomb Syria in retaliation, the Russians, not the West, took active steps to remove Syria’s stocks of chemical weapons, shepherding Syria through a process of dismantling all its stocks under international supervision and verification (compare and contrast US research collaboration with Ukraine in biolabs so sensitive that records had to be destroyed before the Russians arrived).

Claims nevertheless continued to be made, never verified in situ by independent parties, that Syria was using chemical weapons.

In April 2018 reports emerged from Douma on the outskirts of Damascus that Syria had used chlorine gas in a particularly egregious attack on civilians. Without waiting even the 48 hours needed for international inspectors to arrive, the US, UK and France launched punitive bombing raids on Syria. Subsequently, inspectors found evidence at the scene consistent with a false flag operation. That evidence was doctored at headquarters in The Hague under intense pressure from the US and UK. The real lesson from the incident – that fraudsters were at work – was thus never learned and a spurious version of the truth prevailed.

What really happened, many experts believe, was that jihadi groups affiliated with Al Qaida yet supported by Western powers fabricated the incident (it wasn’t difficult with Western intelligence agencies and gullible Western media eager to pin blame on Assad) in order to provide a pretext for the West to enter the war and turn back the tide against Assad.

These are but two among other similar incidences talking place over the course of the conflict.

Rewriting history

Scroll forward four years. Russia, we are being repeatedly told, is preparing to use chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine while pre-emptively covering itself by predicting use of a false flag.

In Syria, Assad was winning and had no need to use chemical weapons. It would have been crazy to do so, when it was the only thing that could make the West bomb him. In Ukraine, Putin similarly has no need to do the one thing which would likely lead to direct NATO intervention. No matter, the authorised version of the history of the Syrian conflict holds that abetted by Russia, Syria used chemical weapons, and so today Russia must be poised to do the same in Ukraine.
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‘History is written by the victors’, Churchill is supposed to have said. With Syria, given the West’s control of the narrative via its monopoly hold over international media, history is written by the losers.

Constant parallels are being drawn with Syria in the Ukraine context. But they are the wrong parallels, and the wrong lessons are being drawn from the Syrian ordeal.

The Russian version of the playbook, according to the West

According to the Western narrative, enunciated by officials and echoed by reporters who seem to see it as their job to act like government press officers or cheerleaders, the Russian playbook in Syria is now being applied wholesale to Ukraine. Its chapters comprise of indiscriminate shelling, carpet bombing of cities, targeting of civilians in their homes, hospitals, schools and shelters, sieges of major towns, prevention of civilians from leaving through humanitarian corridors, commission of many other brutal war crimes, and using false flag accusations.

This indeed is how the Western media portrayed the Syrian conflict and are now doing the same for Ukrainian conflict. But the picture presented distorts some key facts and obscures others.


It almost totally airbrushes out the jihadist opposition to Assad, just as the Ukrainian Nazis are being airbrushed out of the picture in Ukraine. The Syrian jihadists used human shields as a consistent strategy. ‘Collateral damage’, an Americanism we learnt to use in America’s war on Vietnam, becomes inevitable under such circumstances. Countless civilians died as US-led forces levelled most of Raqqa before driving ISIS out of it. Dead bodies were still being retrieved from the rubble of Raqqa two years later. Is this the playbook we are talking about here, the one the Coalition used against ISIS?

The same techniques of using human shields deployed by jihadists are now being used in Ukraine. How many people are aware that Mariupol, where this is happening most, is where the extreme nationalist Azov brigade have barracks, and that they have reportedly been firing from civilian buildings and preventing civilians from leaving?

Similarly, who knew that jihadists in East Aleppo were constantly shelling civilian areas in government-held Western Aleppo? Or that the amount of destruction in Aleppo was nothing like what was is being assumed, or that the ‘genocide’ (that other overworked term) of a quarter of a million foretold by the professional hysterics of the UN for East Aleppo turned into the bussing out of a few thousand fighters, who surrendered and were taken with their families to other jihadi-controlled areas?

If anything, the lesson from Syria was that the Russians sometimes showed more restraint than their hosts. Russia forced the Syrian government, eager to recover East Aleppo, to delay operations while abortive parleys took place and the jihadists won more time to entrench their positions. Russia also forced the Syrian government to accept indulgent terms for the surrender of jihadists in the South, allowing fighters to keep small arms and creating no-go areas for government forces. Those familiar with these facts will not be surprised to learn that according to the UN civilian deaths in Ukraine so far are numbered in hundreds rather than the many thousands claimed by propagandists.

The Western playbook

None of this is to condone all Russian actions, but in order to avoid repeating in Ukraine the mistakes the West made in Syria – it is important to see things as they really are. And in the Western playbook there were many mistakes.

The worst was to supply jihadist groups with hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of arms and equipment, which only served to inflame the situation, abet terrorism and prolong Syria’s agony. How much of the arms now being funnelled into Ukraine will end up in the Nazi battalions and later in the Middle East? Will the arms really hasten the end of violence or prolong it?

A second leaf from the Western playbook for Syria now being used in spades a propos of Ukraine is sanctions. Cruel, far-reaching sanctions in Syria have totally failed in their stated aim of ‘changing Assad’s behaviour’ (our wicked adversaries have ‘behaviour’, our virtuous selves have ‘policies’) while immiserating the Syrian people. Sanctions on Russia are plainly doing more harm to the world economy than they are to Russia, and cannot possibly change Russia’s ‘behaviour’ in the short term. And is ‘crippling Russia’, with its echoes of German reparations post World War I, anyway really such a great idea?

That other favourite staple of the US playbook, regime change, as attempted with Syria – after stellar accomplishments in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, was precisely what brought about today’s crisis in Ukraine, for it was the US-backed removal of an elected President of Ukraine in 2014 which precipitated the chain of events leading to the present conflict.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Maidan Coup – “Ukraine On Fire” with Oliver Stone

The Western playbook provides that foreign leaders who refuse to bend the knee should always be portrayed as crazed and brutal. They always need arraigning before an International Criminal Court, the jurisdiction of which the US denies for itself, to the extent of sanctioning a prosecutor who dares to pursue a US client state. This personalisation and demonisation obviates any risk that policy makers might have to face up to the reality that other countries have legitimate concerns too. In the court of Western public opinion the Great Powers have ensured a hanging jury for Assad, and now Putin.

The page in the US playbook to which administrations are most attached, however, the gift which keeps on giving, is the accusation against target nations that they are using or planning to use chemical weapons. Has the world forgotten the non-existent Iraqi WMD? The watertight intelligence? The 45 minutes for rockets to reach British bases in Cyprus? How the US can have recourse to a similar ploy today, claiming Russia is planning something nefarious, without being hooted at in derision is merely testimony to the extent to which mainstream media has prostrated itself before power. The most far-fetched claims can be made without a shred of media scrutiny.

That US Secretary of State Antony Blinken could repeatedly make the ‘chemical weapons’ claim is deeply disturbing.

If this is not the US laying the groundwork for a fake flag incident involving chemical weapons, or perhaps the bioweapons the US is accused of developing in Ukraine, it certainly looks like it.

If that is the case it is no longer playbooks we may be dealing with, it’s the Book of Lamentations.

Author Peter Ford is a global affairs analyst, and the former British Ambassador to Syria (2003-2006) and Bahrain (1999-2002).
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Dan Cohen reveals the network of foreign strategists, Washington DC lobbyists, and intelligence-linked media outlets behind Ukraine’s public relations blitz.
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WASHINGTON DC — Since the Russian offensive inside Ukraine commenced on February 24, the Ukrainian military has cultivated the image of a plucky little army standing up to the Russian Goliath. To bolster the perception of Ukrainian military mettle, Kiev has churned out a steady stream of sophisticated propaganda aimed at stirring public and official support from Western countries.

The campaign includes language guides, key messages, and hundreds of propaganda posters, some of which contain fascist imagery and even praise Neo-Nazi leaders.

Behind Ukraine’s public relations effort is an army of foreign political strategists, Washington DC lobbyists, and a network of intelligence-linked media outlets.

Ukraine’s propaganda strategy earned it praise from a NATO commander who told the Washington Post, “They are really excellent in stratcom — media, info ops, and also psy-ops.” The Post ultimately conceded that “Western officials say that while they cannot independently verify much of the information that Kyiv puts out about the evolving battlefield situation, including casualty figures for both sides, it nonetheless represents highly effective stratcom.”

Key to the propaganda effort is an international legion of public relations firms working directly with Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to wage information warfare.

According to the industry news site PRWeek, the initiative was launched by an anonymous figure who allegedly founded a Ukraine-based public relations firm.

“From the first hour of war, we decided to join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help them distribute the official sources to show the truth,” the nameless figure told PR Week. “This is a hybrid war: the mix of bloodily struggling fight with a huge disinformation and fake campaign lead by Russia [sic].”

According to the anonymous figure, more than 150 public relations firms have joined the propaganda blitz.

The international effort is spearheaded by public relations firm PR Network co-founder Nicky Regazzoni and Francis Ingham, a top public relations consultant with close ties to the UK’s government. Ingraham previously worked for Britain’s Conservative Party, sits on the UK Government Communication Service Strategy and Evaluation Council, is Chief Executive of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation, and leads the membership body for UK local government communicators, LG Comms.

“We’ve been privileged to help coordinate efforts to support the Ukrainian Government in the last few days, “ Ingham told PRovoke Media. “Agencies have offered up entire teams to support Kyiv in the communications war. Our support for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is unwavering and will continue for as long as needed.”

With an anonymous Ukrainian figure joining two of the top public relations figures in the Kiev government’s propaganda blitz, Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs distributed a dossier folder (archived) with materials instructing public relations agencies on “key messages,” approved language, content for debunked propaganda constructs, far-right and Neo-Nazi propaganda.

The folder is run by Yaroslav Turbil, described on his LinkedIn page as “Head of — Ukraine’s digital ecosystem for global communications. Strategic Communications & Country Brand Promotion.” Turbil has worked at multiple “civil society” organizations closely linked to the U.S. government and interned at Internews, a U.S. intelligence-linked organization that operates under the guise of promoting press freedom.
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Ukraine, America's Midas Touch – Again!
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

14 March, 2014

‘ All that glitters is not gold; all that shivers is not cold'

Mythology has it that Midas, the king of Phyrgia, was able to turn everything he touched into gold -- ‘the Midas Touch'. According to Aristotle, the legendry figure died of starvation as a result of his greed to transmute everything from its natural substance to gold. This myth is a tragic reality when it comes to America and its neocolonial adventures; America's reach into Ukraine may well be the ‘touch' that will end America as we know it today.

For decades, American neocons [1] have engaged in coups, false flag operations, covert and overt wars in order to institute their goal of global domination. The end of the Cold War emboldened them and 9/11 enabled them. Nations and societies became battlefields facilitated by the concept of ‘ jihad' versus‘crusade' thanks to neocon Bernard Lewis who initiated this idea. As country after country fell to America's ruthless touch -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, (attempts in Venezuela and Iran), little attention was paid to covert activities against Russia (and China) considered to pose a challenge to America's global domination.

Failrure of the 2004 Western-backed Orange Revolution in Ukraine, the massive 2006 protests in Crimea against NATO's invasion with slogans such as " Occupiers go home!" which prompted the parliament of autonomous Ukraine to declare Crimea a “NATO-free territory” ( Euronews archive ), sent Washington's neocons into a spin mode, especially since NATO and U.S. have been trying to encircle Russia since 1991.

Azar Gat, Ezer Weizman professor of National Security at Tel Aviv University writing for the powerful and influential Council on Foreign Relations publication ( Foreign Affairs, July-August 2007 ) emphasized ‘the significant challenge emanating from China and Russia operating under “authoritarian capitalist” poised for a comeback. ‘

Global domination demanded curbing Russia (and China). Depriving Russia of its Black Sea Fleet in Crimea and Russia's access to Syria's Tartus Port are no doubt a crucial part of this strategy. As importantly, Russia's gas exports to Europe had to be curbed.

To this end, overt and covert actions were put in place. CIA/State Department propaganda voice, Radio Free Europe, announced in 2010 that “ Ukraine has been the target of democracy-promoting Western foundations, such as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), for a quarter of a century” (well prior to 1991 dateline admitted to by Victoria Nuland). NED's counterpart in England, the UK funded Westminster Foundation for Democracy was an active partner in the endeavor.

It was the Westminster Foundation that coopted the “Ukrainian Foundation for Democracy ” – The People's First Foundation that later that same year would become a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). Of particular relevance is the cast of characters who would shape things to come in Ukraine (to be discussed shortly).

“Democracy” promotion aside, the possible and likely role of United States Special Operations Command (USSOC ) said to be present in 120 countries as of 2011, and growing (potentially in over 140 countries todate) mut also be considered. Working with SOC is CIA's Special Activities Division (SAD) and its departments Special Operations Group (SOG) and Political Action Group (POG), which engage in covert activities related to political influence and psychological operations.

As images of Cocktail Molotovs and sniper shootings and deaths found their way into living rooms across the globe, Europe (Ashton) concealed doubts cast over Yanukovch's complicity in the sniper shootings, facilitating his overthrow in trumped up charges. There is no good reason for the Western backers of the mob government not to investigate the sniper killings unless a)they themselves were complicit, b) they had full knowledge of the actions, or c) concealing the actions was in their interest. No investigation has taken place to date.

Many scholars have voiced concern that the U.S. is backing neo-Nazis in Ukraine; never mind the neo-Nazis – the EU and the United States have embraced terrorism and have sided with terrorists over a democratically elected president. Although there is no universal definition of terrorism, Title 22 of the U.S. Code, Section 2656f(d) defines terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.”

This must be an incomprehensible part of the US/EU “war on terror”! These actions marginalize those of the marines in Afghanistan who urinated on dead corpses . With their backing of terrorists, the US and EU partners, in effect, have urinated on the graves of all who died in the despicable ‘war on terror', including Allied soldiers.

This much said, one must surely ask why it is that the Jewish community is supporting the neo-Nazis rise. Why is it that the presence of Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers who led rebel groups has not been questioned and addressed? Furthermore, why have Jewish leaders voiced support for the coup and its leaders, and they have chosen to direct their anger and venom toward Russia and President Putin in a letter ?

Perhaps, familiarizing oneself with the executive members of the aforementioned USUBC may cast some light on this bizarre behavior. Especially noteworthy are names and organizations among the senior advisors to the USUBC are from pro-Israel think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation and Brookings, and Board of Directors executives selected from powerful players at weapons manufacturers such as Raytheon and Boeing (See ... ncil-usubc ).

Undoubtedly, the cast of characters and their involvement in Ukraine would help ensure the safety of the Ukrainian Jews – especially in light of the fact that Israel is poised to play a huge role in eliminating Europe's reliance on Russian gas and supplying Europe with gas it has stolen from the Palestinians - and Syrians. Or as the New York Post put it last month: “ Israel's fortune is Putin's horror ”

The planning of this “horror” has been in the making for some time. Perhaps the most revealing and interesting article is one penned by David Wurmser writing for the Jewish policy Center titled The Strategic Impact of Israel's Export of Natural Gas . Referring to the newly found stolen gas in 2009, he writes “Israel and its neighbor now sit atop roughly two years' worth of European consumption”. He further suggests “even modest amounts of Israeli gas exports can carry significant strategic leverage”. Wurmser opines that “The short-term inflexibility of gas trade and the difficulty of replacing disrupted supply also imply that energy prices for consumers and revenues for suppliers can be easily manipulated by marginal increases or decreases.”

Citing Europe's gas vulnerability, Wurmser posits “Europe's grim reality could represent a unique window of opportunity for Israel to nail down long-term agreements and align export policy with a broader effort to reset Israeli-European relations.”

In December of last year, The Jerusalem Post reported that not only did Hungary seek Israeli gas as an alternative to Russian gas, but it also offered to Israel access to its state-owned gas storage and offered Hungary “as a central European distribution hub for Israeli gas”.

As recently as March 11, Rigzone cited Gideon Tadmor, CEO of Avner Oil, speaking at a conference in Tel-Aviv: “"With recent events in Europe... and the aspiration of different countries to diversify their gas supply, that puts another spotlight on our massive resources and transforms our story into a global one," ( a must read ).

It then should come as no surprise that the Ukrainian Jewish leaders denounce any threat from the presence of ‘neo-Nazis' claiming that they can take care of themselves. No doubt this is the case. But will Ukraine, a state that is not one nation, survive the assault on its diversity and its sovereignty? The unforeseen circumstances, the unpredicted reactions may well turn Ukraine into the last of America's ‘Midas touch'.

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich is an independent researcher and writer with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and the role of lobby groups in influencing US foreign policy.

[1] Former, self-confessed neocon Jacob Heilbrunn describes neoconservatism as "a decisive respect a Jewish phenomenon," even if many adherents -- albeit a minority -- are not Jewish and even though most U.S. Jews are not neoconservatives. Neoconservatives, he adds, both Jew and gentile, are bound by a "shared commitment to the largest, most important Jewish cause: the survival of Israel.”

Bernard Lewis, ‘Learning the Lingo. Jihad vs. Crusade. A Historian's Guide to the New War', Wall Street Journal (27 Sept. 2001).
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One month into the Russian special operation in the Ukraine
March 25, 2022 ... e-ukraine/

The Beast woke up in pitch darkness
And the price was named to God.
Everybody has caved in – even our brothers in Christ,
Everything has caved in – but not my country.
(translated lyrics from the song “Donbass is with us”)

First, the official version
First, here is a machine translated summary of events following one month of combat operations as posted by Boris Rozhin (aka Col. Cassad):

1. The offensive of the Russian troops disrupted the plans of the AFU offensive on the DPR and LPR using artillery, missile systems and aviation.

2. On January 22, Russian intelligence intercepted the order of General Balan on the need to complete preparations for offensive actions before February 28, so that the AFU could go on the offensive in March.

3. The operation is progressing according to plan. The main tasks of the first stage of the operation have already been completed.

4. The main priority remains the preservation of civilian lives. Hence the tactics of precision strikes on the military infrastructure and the armed forces of the enemy.

5. The blocking of large cities ensures the shackling of the AFU forces and does not allow the Ukrainian command to transfer reinforcements to the Donbass. The main operation at the moment is in the Donbas. 276 settlements have already been liberated in the DPR and LPR. 93% of the territory of the LPR and 54% of the territory of the DPR have been liberated. The group currently defending in Mariupol has more than 7,000 people.

6. Air supremacy was won by the Russian Aerospace Forces in the first two days of the operation. The organized air defense system, the Ukrainian Air Force and the Ukrainian Navy have virtually ceased to exist.

7. Up to 70% of all military stocks of Ukraine were destroyed as a result of systematic attacks on warehouses. 30 key facilities of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine were destroyed. 68% of enterprises where military equipment was repaired have already been destroyed. At the same time, since the beginning of the Special Military Operation, the Ukrainian army has already destroyed 127 bridges.

8. All the organized reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have already been put into operation, there are no new ones. Hence the bet on the mobilization of the untrained contingent. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, 6595 foreign mercenaries are fighting in Ukraine.

9. Total losses of the AFU during the month of operation. About 14,000 killed and about 16,000 wounded (the total losses of the AFU group in the Donbas account for 26% of the personnel). Of the 2,416 combat-ready tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles on February 24, 1,587 were destroyed in a month. 112 out of 152 military aircraft were destroyed, 75 out of 149 helicopters, 35 out of 36 Bayraktar TB2 drones were destroyed. Out of 180 S-300 and Buk M1 – 148, out of 300 radars for various purposes – 117.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation will promptly respond to any attempts to close the airspace of Ukraine for the Russian Aerospace Forces.

10. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, at least 10 Ukrainian sea mines are now drifting uncontrollably in the Black Sea, posing a threat to navigation.

11. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation handed over captured weapons to the DPR and LPR. Among other things, 113 tanks and 138 ATGM “Javelin” were transferred.
More than 23,000 applications have been received from citizens of 37 states wishing to fight for the DPR and LPR. There are also a lot of such applications from Russian citizens.

12. Official losses since the beginning of ITS. Killed – 1351. Wounded – 3825.

This above is very much the official version according to the Kremlin, so we might as well add the official Kremlin map while we are at it:

This very official map shows the parts of the Ukraine which Russia/LDNR officially control. Not only that, but it does not show which parts of the Ukrainian territory are not under real Russian/LDNR control, but which are under Russian/LDNR fire control. For both of these reasons this map very much UNDER-states the reality on the ground.

For a detailed report, see these two briefings: ... i-rudskoy/

Here is another map which shows some of what the Kremlin does not want to confirm:

But what does all this really mean?

I find these maps moderately useful, they show us a general tendency, but they don’t really tell the full story. As for the briefings by the Russian military, they are not very helpful since they list numbers which are not really meaningful for most people and, worse, the same event X in location A would have a totally different meaning in location B.

Of course, Russia has her own official narrative: “ours is a counterforce operation, as a rule we bypass Nazi held cities, block them, open humanitarian corridors when possible and offer the civilians to evacuate and the Ukrainian soldiers a chance to lay down arms and avoid needless casualties“. And its all true, but there is a lot this narrative does not tell.

So let’s try to try to make some sense of all this
First, the good. It took the Russians just a few hours to breakup the united Ukrainian armed forces into many smaller chunks. This was achieved by basically taking out Ukie command and control capabilities.

Then, rather quickly, the Russian invaded from several directions, quickly bypassed the fortified Ukrainian defenses, blocked the units which refused to surrender and when further. As a result, cities such as Kharkov or Sumy found themselves deep inside the Russian rear, unable to be resupplied and no hope to evacuate. In a few special cases the order was given to gradually tighten the noose around Nazi concentrations while liberating the civilians neighborhoods, this is what is going in Mariupol.

Check out this fresh map from a correspondent, Konstantin Pegov, inside Mariupol

Sorry about the ugly “War Gonzo” watermark, this is Pegov’s way to get the credit.

Okay, so, the red zone is under Russian/LDNR control. The blue zone is considered lost to the Nazis, but not cleared yet, meaning that a slow building by building, apartment by apartment, mopping up operation has to be conducted before this zone becomes red too. Finally, the yellow zone is under the control of the notorious “Azov” Nazi battalion. Before I continue, a need to clarify one thing.

There were three locations in which the Nazis decided to place their very best forces before the Russian attack:

Facing the LOC in the LDNR, about 60-80-100(?) thousand best trained men, ready for a Blitzkrieg-style attack on the LDNR. This is the fighting core of the Ukrainian armed forces. They are composed of a number of brigades, and in each brigade there is a Nazi battalion (roughly) ready to execute any unit or commander willing to surrender, retreat or even negotiate.
Mariupol: a thoroughly pro-Russian city which was therefore handed by the Kiev regime to the tender care of the main Nazi force in the Ukraine: the Azov battalion. Please note that officially, all the Nazi battalions are part of the Ukrainian armed forces, but the locals always know who is who, as do the Russians. Mariupol is not only a strategic city but also a “sacred symbol of the heroic Ukrainian resistance”. More or less what the Donetsk airport was in the previous war. And, just to make things harder, the Nazis are based inside a huge and very strong industrial complex called “Azovstal”. There is a deluge of testimonies that the Nazis are using civilians as human shields. This is a true Nazi hellhole that had to be taken the hard way.
Kiev. Another special case, not only is it a large, multi-million inhabitants city, it is also the official center of power and capital of the Nazi regime. Kiev is very heavily fortified, the bridges over water have been blown up, and to liberate the city would require a major effort, especially if the Russians try to minimize the civilian casualties and to avoid destroying the civilian infrastructure.
Maps don’t really tell that story, hence they often appear not to make sense. In fact, they do, but to distinguish their real meaning, one needs to look deep into the micro-level and understand how all the different points on the map interact with each other (or not anymore!) or influence the outcomes elsewhere.

So what happens today around Mariupol is HUGELY important, but what happens in, say, Kharkov totally pales in comparison (unless you are in Kharkov, in which case the opposite is true).

I would like to add one more clarification here about the Chechen special forces.

In reality, there are no “Chechen special forces”, but a rather diverse lot of various Chechen forces which all come under the command of the Russian National Guard. This is important, because while these Chechen forces can, and have, participated in regular combat operations, the really crucial task is the mopping-up of urban areas, like the blue area in the Mariupol map above. Not only are the Chechens not sufficiently armed to conduct artillery duels or tank battles, but they are also trained in anti-terrorist and police operations, as is the entire Russian National Guard. These Chechen urban assault groups obviously interface with the Russian forces blocking the town or city the National Guard is tasked with securing and policing. Once that is done, humanitarian aid can come in while those who want can get evacuated.

That has worked pretty well.

But what has not worked at all, at least so far, is the next step: the installation of civilian authorities to restore more or less halfway decent civilian life. And here the Russians really failed to act (until today! see later).

Look at it from the point of view of a civilian in, say, Kharkov. You know that the Russians have bypassed and encircled the city. Maybe Russian forces even passed through your part of town and told you that from now on you were free. But then they all left!!! They went further to push the front even further west or south, which is their only real mission. And a few hours later, the Nazi gangs are right back where you live, and they wonder about you and how you felt about it all. And if the Russians shared some rations with you, you better hide them well, or eat them quickly and deny it all lest you be shot on the spot for “collaboration with the aggressor”.

So what went wrong here?

I will tell you what: in a “normal” war, the frontline units are always followed by 2nd line units whose task is to clear and secure the liberated areas. And I am not talking about a single cop car on patrol, I am talking about entire BRIGADES and DIVISIONS tasked with security in the rear. The truth is that the Russian special operation is NOT a “regular” combined arms offensive and that the force ratios are typically about 1:1 if not worse in favor of the Ukies. Why?

Because, except for a few very embarrassing screw-ups, Russia did not use conscripts. Russia’s war plan was to fight with small numbers of highly trained soldiers and to compensate for this numerical inferiority by having full air supremacy and using advanced standoff weapons.

Yes, even the Chechens who are now fighting in Mariupol (and some near Kiev) are all volunteers, not conscripts.

By the way, there was an initial wave of volunteers in Russia too, the MoD thanked them very much but declined to use them.

Contrast that with the Ukronazis who now only have their regular armed forces (armed to the teeth and trained by the Empire of Lies for 7 years!), they also have the real, pure, Nazi units like the “Azov” in Mariupol, they even have their own Volkssturm, about 200’000 clueless civilians, but all armed with small arms, maybe some machine guns and a few PRGs.

The simple truth is that to disarm such a large number of folks is going to take a long time, be dangerous, and deeply frustrating, even if the actual military threat posed by such armed clowns is zero – they can only threaten unarmed civilians.

By the way – look at the type of weapons the Empire of Lies is pumping into the Ukraine: small arms and ammo, but also short-range anti-tank weapons, explosives, mines, etc – this is all stuff that has almost no utility on the macro-level of this war but with is ideal when you want to create and arm a stay-behind insurgency type of force. I need to explain this a tad further.

NATO stay-behind forces
During the Cold War it was the conventional wisdom that NATO would not have the means to stop the advancing Soviet forces. So NATO came up with two options: one is called FOFA and implies attacks not on the FEBA, but one on the Soviet supply lines. The second concept was the so-called “stay behind forces”. What happened is this: in many/most European countries the US used their close ties with the local intelligence services to create totally illegal armies. Of course, not “real” armies, but a secret network for agents and hardware dumps to become the core of a future resistance against the future Soviet invasion. It was initially all very pious, of course. But when the agents of these secret mini-armies began engaging in false flag attacks (like the Bologna massacre in Italy), and when the local security services got wind of these weird activities, the scandal was hard to hide, and even though the Empire of Lies presstitutes did the all they could NOT to find out who created these terrorist organizations (the US), the scandal still came out. And, of course, the illegal creation of such stay behind sabotage units also involved some very creative accounting, so folks were jailed for corruption, illegal storage of military weapons, etc. etc. etc.

As somebody who was an analyst for the Swiss Strategic Intelligence Service (SND) I can tell you three things about this phenomenon:

Only fall-guys were punished, the real key figures all got promoted
There was a direct link between these illegal mini-armies and European Neo-Nazis
It was all run by the USA
Since these faraway days, this has all been buried, forgotten, forgiven, denied, obfuscated, declared a “thing of the past”, etc. etc. etc. Truly, nothing whitewashes darkness like the short attention span of the serfs living in Zone A.

But, back to the Ukraine now. See my three points above? I will repeat: the key figures never got punished, there was a clear neo-Nazi ideology in those secret units and the USA ran it all.

Forward to modern-day Ukraine with a simple question: can you guess what NATO is planning for the future Ukraine?

Past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior, is that not true?

Have the Russians made at least one major miscalculation?
In short – yes. Only one, but it was a bad mistake…

I believe that their major mistake was not to bring in new administrations to run the liberated towns and to secure law and order. Clearly, the Russians knew that only a minority (albeit a big one) of Ukrainians was truly brainwashed by the Nazis. But what the Russians failed to realize, is that people who live under 7 or 8 years of Nazi terror need PROTECTION above all. In most blocked towns, the Nazis are still in control, and since the Russians do not attack the civilian infrastructure, the Nazis are the ones in charge of food, electricity, security, etc.

And since the said Nazis know that the locals hate them, this means that the only people being protected, fed, heated or treated are the Nazis themselves, the rest of the population hides in basements and hope that they have enough water and heat to survive until the promised “liberation” applies to them too.

Finally, TODAY, the Kremlin has announced the start of a major program to bring in entire administrations with repair equipment, humanitarian aid and, let’s not kid ourselves, more security forces. Good! Now let’s hope that the Russian civilians, their EMERCOM and the Russian National Guard will finally either get the not-all-too-Nazi authorities to rebrand themselves and behave (unless they personally have committed war crimes, at which point all they will get is an interrogation, possibly a trial, or a bullet on the spot).

This is yet another reason why Mariupol is so important: there are major Russian National Guard forces involved in the mopping up of the last Nazi pockets of resistance there. But as soon as the blue and yellow zones turn red (this could take a while, several days, possibly a week) those National Guard forces will become available to denazify other cities, smaller ones, less well-fortified ones, and with a much smaller Nazi/normal person ratios.

Does the strategy chosen by the Russians make sense?
Only time will show, but I would argue that yes.

I would argue that the first phase of that war lasted about a day or so. That was the phase that turned unitary Ukrainian armed forces into many isolated groups unable to coordinate their actions or support each other in combat.

The second phase of the war lasted about 3 weeks. During that phase, the fronts did advance, the Russians had some successes, but that was not the point. During this phase of the war, the Russians secured air supremacy and then proceeded to methodically do two things:

Very precise counterforce attacks including strikes on defensive positions, moving columns, missile strikes on major force concentrations, etc. etc. etc.
A much less noticed but possibly even more important counter-logistics campaign
So first the Ukies were held incommunicado. Then they were isolated into many smaller groups. Then they were blocked and/or encircled. And now the Russians are basically waiting for the Ukrainians to either 1) surrender or 2) die. And this is important: while there have been numerous Ukrainian attacks and counter-attacks, none of them have had any tactical impact, not even locally. And in the few cases where the Ukrainians did advance, they were mostly destroyed with a combo of artillery and close air support.

Horrible as this may be, but the outcome of this phase depends on the following: which will run out first, the supplies of the Ukrainian forces or the water/heat for the trapped civilians?

If the Ukrainian supplies run out first, we will see a total collapse of the operational cauldron in the Donbass. In this case, it will require a major, huge, Russian humanitarian operation to save all those who are still alive.

If civilians begin to die en masse, the Russians will have no choice but to use their heavy weapons to kill as many Nazis as quickly as possible and then send in relief convoys.

That is the dilemma the Russian General Staff must tackle. I don’t envy them.

Mariupol is a done deal, really.

And since most of the residential areas have been freed, people are being treated and evacuated, there is no time pressure to clear the Nazis out, especially since the Nazis are now basically in one specific industrial area. However, the building by building, apartment by apartment mopping up operation must continue until the Russians are fairly sure that most civilians have been removed from the blue zone. After that, a few well-placed missiles into the Azovstal complex ought to finish off the last remaining Nazis.

So what could the next phase of the war look like?
Take a look at this Readovka map (as of yesterday):

I chose this map because it shows the current “fronts” (the colored squares).

What I added are the following three black areas:

Areas one: central Ukraine including major cities like Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhie, Poltava or Cherkassy. Even Kiev is still connected to that zone (albeit barely).

Area two: Odessa cauldron.

Area three: mini-Banderastan?

Here is the deal, at least as I see it: the Russians cannot deal with these three black zones before they *truly* liberate the red parts of the map. And by “truly” I mean that these regions, towns and cities have to be very substantially (albeit not totally) denazified, a new administration must take over and a semblance of civilization and law and order must be restored.

I also added a red line from roughly Kiev going south and another one, roughly from the south end of the Odessa cauldron in the general direction of Kiev. I made them meet about in the middle. This is purely conceptual. While I am sure that Russian reconnaissance units and Aerospace Forces are present in that area and that the Ukrainians must be trying to hide as best can be, this is NOT land Russia controls or even blocks (too big for that anyway).

You could think of it as a “hotly contested no-man’s land” with fortified areas scattered across it.

For these reasons, I do not currently see the Russians committing major forces towards this move, but as soon as Odessa is not only blocked but fully encircled and the Donbass cauldron collapses, a new major cauldron will form, this time including all the cities I listed above.

Conclusion: time and manpower
Question: why should the Russians choose to go fast? To save the civilians in blocked/encircled towns and cities? Yes, I would agree with that. Except that the Russian armed forces are not in the Ukraine to repair power stations. Which means that a substantial increase in manpower, including many civilians, is the only situation in which speed might be desirable. Like in Mariupol today. Or Kharkov.

But once the red zone is finally truly liberated and the basic signs of civilization return, should the Russians go fast elsewhere? Let’s look at our three black circles again:

Area one, central Ukraine: the Russians have total air superiority, the Nazis have no mobility, tenuous supply routes, and their stores have been depleted by weeks of bombing. I do not see any need for the Russian to hurry into this one, lest it becomes the problems the Russians ALREADY have experienced in their zones of putative “liberation”, scores of dead civilians, and substantial losses. Because no matter how large and populated that zone is, it has no future, it will be surrounded like all the other parts of the Ukraine during phase one of the operation. This also means that a political solution would be INFINITELY preferable to a hard storming of cities like in the first Chechen war.

Area two, Odessa: same deal, Odessa is almost totally blocked and sooner or later the city will be surrounded. It is, alas, quite possible that the city will have to be taken like Mariupol, because of the very same “ingredients”: a generally pro-Russian city run by Nazi thugs whose reign of terror gets worse with every day. I hope and pray that the city surrenders, but I am not holding my breath and IF it has to be taken like Mariupol then, again, by all means, the Russians should go as slow as possible.

Area three, mini-Banderastan: does Russia even need it? Some say that the only way to go is to get the Russian tanks nicely aligned along the Polish border. Other say to forget it, let the local Nazis create their Russenrein Banderastan and have fun. Such a mini Banderastan would be supervised by a Nazi Gauleiter (Polish or Ukie – same difference) on behalf of the USA Heimat and its Eurocolonies. This is really no big deal, because the entire EU has now been turned into a Nazi Reichsgau administrated by the Anglos, and that is the real danger for Russia.

Will the Empire of Lies intervene in the mini-Banderastan?

Yes, absolutely. The question is HOW. The options range from a Polish invasion of the Lvov region (which, after all, is historically Polish!) to the use of this mini-Banderastan the way the US used Pakistan during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. In theory, there could be even a deal made between the US and Russia: the USA take the mini-Banderastan, the central Ukraine is not invaded, but is verifiably disarmed and denazifed, it becomes neutral and gets on probation: “behave or Iskander”. The Odessa region joins the (now much expanded) LDNR, the entire Black Sea coast is liberated (*truly* liberated) and the LDNR then decides of its future by means of referendum.

[Sidebar: to those who say that you cannot verifiably disarm anybody I would reply that this is hogwash: there are many verification and confidence-building measuresa, including remote ones and intrusive, local ones. If that central Ukraine with or without the mini-Banderastan becomes disarmed, it will not be a challenge for the Russians to know what is going on or not. As I mentioned, one option would be to build a special military base to prevent the mini-Banderastan from infecting the rest of the Ukraine. Something like what the 201st Russian base in Tajikistan is currently doing]

But I have to admit that when I hear the verbiage from Zone A, I am not holding my breath. For the Poles, this is a historic opportunity to show their unbelievable military prowess, get some land, a cheap labor force, and the chance to pretend to be a “European leader”. And how different is the rest of Europe? Meh… As we say in Russian, “these folks have all been anointed with the same (Nazi) oil”. So it ain’t the stupid and, frankly, ridiculous Poles the Russians need to “convince”, it is all the NATO and the USA.

I hope that I am wrong, but I do not see any argument which Russia could use to “convince” our wonderful European neighbors than either an Iskander inside a NATO member state (I vote for Poland!) and/or a total disconnection from any Russian energy supplies.

Putin already did the second thing, but elegantly: by forcing payments in Rubles he forces each country in Europe to make its own choice. And those who will pay in Rubles, thereby bypassing THEIR OWN sanctions, won’t volunteer to attack Russia or the Ukraine.

Which leaves those who won’t. They are the ones who are so totally batshit crazy that they rather have their own population and economy suffer from cataclysmic consequences than negotiate *anything* at all with Putin’s Mordor. They are the ones who might need a “little extra argument” possibly in the form of a hypersonic missile.

I am not suggesting bombing Mons or London, not even Warsaw or even a major Polish military base. But something of real value to the Poles and with a minimal amount of victims. Ideally, a location “well-protected” by US air defenses (like the Saudi refineries, if you recall). Just ONE Iskander in the right location, and our western neighbors will tone down their verbiage, by a lot.

[Sidebar: did you know that after the Russian strike on the NATO “volunteers” and “peacekeepers” in eastern Ukraine there is now an OUTFLOW of mercenaries. Gee-whiz – it sure looks to me that the Zone A mercenaries did get a clear message from Russia, now they are running for their lives. Good!]

And here is the key point: the “convincing argument” will not be the landing of a Russian missile in Poland, no.

The real “argument” which might bring them back to reality is the NATO reaction AFTER that strike: a lot of hot air, threats, protests and various troop movements (like that hilarious EU rapid reaction force of 5’000 soldiers) and much more, but not a single Anglo or EU soldier taking the war to Russia! Why?

Because NATO has only two options:

Lose a war against Russia
Not fight that war
Which do you think “Biden”, Johnson or Macron will pick?

Small reminder: “Biden” already deals with major crises with the PRC, with Iran, with the KSA, not to mention the humongous economic crisis looming over the entire planet!

Do you see these leaders of the “indispensable civilization” take the war to the Russians? IF they do, Mons will be next, and they know that.

Which leaves us with the real, true, bona fide, certified demonic agents who are willing to do anything, including 9/11 or MH-17, to try to “cancel Russia”. Right now, that demonic choir is all singing the same tune: Russia is about to commit a chemical attack against innocent Ukrainian civilians.

Will that fly?

You betcha it will!

After Gouta, Skripal, MH-17 and Navalnyi, we know for a fact that most of people in Zone A are what is called *-eaters (comemierdas) in Spanish: folks who, like baby-chicks in a nest, just can’t wait for mommy and poppy to feed them by puking up some “food” into the wide open mouths. And nevermind that, unlike the USA, Russia has verifiably destroyed all her chemical weapons (as had Syria!), and nevermind that such a terminally stupid atrocity would serve NO Russian interests whatsoever (but then, neither did the self-evident idiocy of the MH-17 narrative prevent the * to eat it all, and even ask for seconds!).

Right now the Empire of Lies is making noises about IF Russia uses chemical munitions, THEN we will do something totally terrible to Russia, like sending in the Polaks into Lvov under NATO aircover to “save the few remaining survivors” or something equally asinine.

Unless you have been living under a rock, or can only use one synapse at a time, you must at least know that the following are all true:

There is no limit to how evil, depraved and demonic the rulers of the Empire of Lies are.
There is no limit on who ignorant, stupid, gullible, and racist a very substantial portion of the population of Zone A is.
Then there is the bigger picture, the one which really matters:

The Empire of Lies feels that this is the very last chance to survive, they know that if the Russians, the Chinese the Iran and and, really, most of the planet prevails they are finished forever. This assumption is correct.
The goal of the Empire of Lies is to cancel Russia. Completely. This is a truly genocidal plan made stronger by the conviction by the leaders of this Empire that this is the only and last chance to finally find a “Final Solution” to the “Russian problem”.
The reaction of the West (total, terminal, genocidal “cancellation”) of everything Russian stunned most Russians who did know that there was no love lost between Russia and the West, but who were stunned to be singled out for total annihilation is something which 1) all Russians are intimately familiar with and 2) are now fully aware of.
That is why I wrote yesterday that Russia is in FULL WORLD WAR TWO MODE.

This is the kind of music video which now is very popular on the Russian social media:

Bravo leaders of the West, you have FINALLY convinced a majority of Russians that your hatred for us is total, that no matter how ugly, petty and useless, your actions are, you are so overwhelmed with hatred for us that even your serfs VOLUNTARILY engage in numerous acts of anti-Russian racism, discrimination and other expressions of hate.

This anti-Russian hate is so prevalent, that now expressing hatred for Russia and Russians has now become of virtue signaling! Even for musicians, athletes, students and even grade school kids (I personally know cases).

And, guess what? We heard and understood. Millions and millions of us.

Our biggest failure has always been our inability to imagine our enemy’s level of hatred.

Oh, we knew that the 3B+PU base their entire identity and (imagined) history on the hatred of everything and anything Russian. Of course, we knew that the 3B+PU were all artificial creations of the West, but we sort of assumed that their hateful insanity was limited to a few, small, freak countries, but that most “normal” Europeans were not AT ALL like that. Oh no! Eurolemmings are civilized and hate Nazis, right? RIGHT?

And that was stupid on our part: how could the West be any different from the 3B+PU when that same West is the one who created the 3B+PU in the first place!

Then, for 300 years or so we were ruled by a massively westernized class. And after 1917, one massively westernized class replaced another one. WWII opened our eyes to some degree, but by the time Khrushchev and his gang came to power, the West was gradually crushing the CPSU ideologically and, especially, the Soviet Nomenklatura who, I would argue, sold out to the West, as an entire class, between 1980 and 1991, then that self-same Nomenklatura rebranded itself and the nightmare of the 1990s began.

And in the “democratic” 90s, most Russian youth only wanted jeans and hamburgers. But even that exsanguinated, impoverished, and confused Russia was a threat. So the US ordered the Russian Parliament to be shelled by tanks and thousands murdered in the following days. Then came the Chechen war, and the satanic attack on the Serbian nation. And most of us still were dozing off, hoping for a good salary in dollars and many holidays in Antalia.

Crusader or Nazi – same difference

And then came Putin, who not only did a lot of things, he talked to the Russian people, often for hours in a row, convincing, convincing and convincing.

But even Putin, the Eurasian Sovereignists and the 6th columnists together could not achieve what the Empire of Lies finally did: truly and profoundly rekindle the memory of WWII, even amongst the Russian youth. Now instead of jeans, they want to go to the front!

I would call that a “Hezbollah moment”.

And now, we shall never surrender, least of all to a sorry gang of Nazi pigs and Crusaders!

So it is not the Ukraine that we plan to denazify. It’s the planet.

The Empire of Lies gave Russia absolutely no choice.

For eight terrible years Russia had to retreat on all fronts because we needed to develop the military and industrial “toolkit” to take you on frontally.

Now we have.

And, unlike you, we are fully prepared to die, if needed, in defense of our civilizational values, our faiths and our country.

Are you ready to die for your wokeness, diversity and Satan?

I guess that we will soon find out.


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A. on March 25, 2022 · at 5:50 pm EST/EDT

How’s it possible?

Please no caps next time. Mod.

Lex on March 25, 2022 · at 6:29 pm EST/EDT
It’s possible (or would have been) by leashing the attack dog. The problem for Macron and NATO is that the Greeks will tell the truth of the situation and not be so easy to ignore as Russians or even Turks. Greeks have already appeared on Greek television two weeks ago talking about how they’d love to leave but can’t because of Azov. EU leaders, especially Macron, are just signaling. They have no power or say.

TRM on March 25, 2022 · at 11:40 pm EST/EDT
Patrick Lancaster is doing interviews with people in a refugee area 10-12 Km outside Mariupol. Some ethnic Greeks included.

DrCiber on March 25, 2022 · at 7:37 pm EST/EDT
It has the same level of possibilty as the loudly proclaimed and endlessly repeated imminent chemical weapons atrocity to be committed by the Russians. In other words, ZERO possibility. It’s Western disinformation put out to just muddy the waters. Remember a very basic psychological principle: if you can provoke a reaction from someone, you are controlling them. If they get a rise out of you, i.e. stimulate an emotional response, you are playing into their hands.

A. Dane on March 26, 2022 · at 1:18 am EST/EDT
The NAZI hotbed of Mariupol is coming to an end. Take a look at all the dead NAZIs over at Intel-Slava-Z.
That means more Russian fighters cleared for other parts of Ukraine.
Does the Russian tell us where the next part of their campaign will unfold? NO
In war you don’t publicize your next move.

The NAZI hotbed of Kiev is surrounded and ground to a halt by the lack of food, oil, and Ammunition. Yesterday, Russia bombed the last Military fuel depot of the Ukrainian Army located in proximity of Kiev. As a consequence, the Ukrainian Rada has denounced Kiev as the Capital of Ukraine, and has designated any city in Ukraine as potential capital of Ukraine. At this moment Lvov seems to be the center of Government.

Poland now has its eyes on the Trans Carpathian Region of Lvov. However, In case Poland invades Ukraine, a 150.000 strong Belorussian Army stands ready to attack the Polish forces, along with Russia. Instant WWII.

The Russian Ukrainian Peace talks are going nowhere. Russia maintains its demands.
Ukraine must accept Crimea as Russian territory.
Ukraine must accept Luhansk and Donetsk as independent Regions.
Ukraine must disarm its military and de-NAZI-fy its troops.
Ukraine must enshrine in its constitution, never to join NATO, and stay neutral.
In short Ukraine must totally surrender. The Biden Admin just suggested the Zelesky Regime to surrender.

President Macron has suggested erecting a Humanitarian corridor in Mariupol.
This is a classic PR stunt where the western population is left without using their brains.
Will the NAZI in Mariupol release the Civilians they use as human shields against Russian bombing: NO
Will the Russian accept the release of Civilians, if the NAZIs are smuggled out along with the civilians: NO
If the NAZIs are smuggled out along with civilians will western Nations accept NAZI war criminals as refugees into their Nations: NO
How will the French Troops get into Mariupol to release the civilians?
There is a Russian NO fly Zone over all of Ukraine, and A Russian NO enters Zone in the Sea of Azov and the northern part of the Black sea.
If the French troops enter Ukraine by force, they will instantly be at war with Russia.
The suggestion by Macron is pure virtue signaling, and has no ground in reality.

NATO has no more troops in all of Europe than before the Russian special operations in Ukraine began. All the talk about more troops is just war propaganda. NATO is not going to intervene in Ukraine, and is using propaganda to hide its obvious stand down, out of fear of a nuclear war.

But do the western populations fall for and repeat such Nonsense spewed by the western MSM: YES
The western population should wake the F### up and start using their brains. We are at war.

Omnipräsent on March 26, 2022 · at 5:23 am EST/EDT
If Nazis are smuggled out along with civilians, Western nations will accept Nazi war criminals into their nations as refugees: NO
Here they are certainly wrong e.g. to Germany, and Germany is the leader in Europe, YES they would accept Nazis hardcore or normal, knowingly or unknowingly is not the question here, they just do it. Already about 40% of refugees from Ukraine entered unregistered, you could now say they have learned nothing since 2015, but this is true only to a small extent, it is their arrogance, arrogance, their belief of invulnerability to any snake oil, and ultimately their ME as a unique world power leader.

Lazar on March 26, 2022 · at 7:07 am EST/EDT
That Macron is at all announcing such provocative suggestion speaks volumes with what creatures Russia is dealing. U cant trust or believe these Zone A political elites.

iR on March 26, 2022 · at 12:09 pm EST/EDT
“If the NAZIs are smuggled out along with civilians will western Nations accept NAZI war criminals as refugees into their Nations: NO”

Wrong. They allready do. No checks. NAZIs don’t exist. Norway will accept 10 – 30’000 ukrainan ‘refugees’ without question. Nobody will be forced to show their tatoos.

Patrick Laforet on March 26, 2022 · at 2:47 pm EST/EDT
Maybe France will accept the nazis with the idea that they could be used later in Africa or elsewhere in their foreign legions.

A. Dane on March 27, 2022 · at 8:06 am EST/EDT
“If the NAZIs are smuggled out along with civilians will western Nations accept NAZI war criminals as refugees into their Nations: NO”

I wrote that sentence as a provocation for a debate.
As the responses in this thread show, no Nation in Europe recognizes and takes action against the NAZI infiltration of the Ukrainian military and society.

A resent vote at the UN showed that 140 Nations voted to ban support for NAZI and Neo NAZI movements. However the USA vetoed the bill and Ukraine voted against the bill.

It makes you wonder why every European official deny the facts, when there is ample evidence of NAZI groups committing war crimes in Eastern Ukraine and Odessa. At the same time Neo NAZI groups stage large parades in Lvov each year, to commemorate the birthday of former NAZI leader Antonio Bandera.

It makes you wonder whether every European government is infected by Agents in liaison with the NAZIs and who supports their operation in Ukraine, with tax payer funds and lethal weapons from National stocks.

It makes you wonder if the current NAZI-RAT-lines labeled “Humanitarian evacuation”, is to set up European Nations with NAZI stay behind fighters, just like Anders Brevik had relation to a NAZI terror network, before the Police and Military Stand Down at the Oslo Bombing and Utoya massacre in Norway.

At present it is allegedly only women and children who are allowed to flee Ukraine. However they will be granted family unification with their male family members when Ukraine surrenders, because of the refugee laws implemented in all EU Nations.

The Russian special operation in Ukraine has exposed the NAZI deep state infiltration of Western European Nations. And now we have to clean out our Nations once more, for this scum.
Maybe we were to kind the last time they set the world into World war.

Richard on March 27, 2022 · at 9:30 am EST/EDT
The history of this is Operation Gladio. Surprised it has not gotten more mention.

Steve Naidamast on March 27, 2022 · at 4:44 pm EST/EDT
Uh… Its Stepan Bandera… Antonio Banderas is an actor… :-)

A. Dane on March 28, 2022 · at 3:29 am EST/EDT
You are right his name is Stepan Bandera.

epsa on March 26, 2022 · at 2:42 am EST/EDT
Sounds as if BHL is going to Mariupol to sing Horst-Wessel Lied with his soulmates. Presenting that as some kind of ”humanitarian operation of evacuation” looks a little preposterous like most of zone A’s agitprop.

Greg Galloway on March 26, 2022 · at 5:34 am EST/EDT
Macron is the French version of the Comedian.
Remembrer the saying: ” what’s a Frenchman? An Italien in a bad mood”.
U may call him “the Farsicante”.
He’s just seeking re-election (in 2 weeks).

Sherlucky on March 26, 2022 · at 11:40 am EST/EDT
You nailed it! Macron is like a yorkie that barks incessantly among silent mastiffs. Pure PR and nothing else.

Ulisses on March 26, 2022 · at 9:32 am EST/EDT
Macron is a liar. He has some serious personal problem. It is very standard of zelensky and navalny. They are narcissists.
What is Zelensky’s real personal problem? Did he want to be a famous Hollywood actor? Was he a rejected teenager? Why did he sell himself like that? What is behind this diabolical initiative of yours to wage war so intensely against Russia? What is his personal motivation? Where was this zelensky hatred and determination born?
It’s amazing how the empire manages to train people so determined against Russia.

Taffy on March 26, 2022 · at 9:42 pm EST/EDT
“Where was this zelensky hatred and determination born?
It’s amazing how the empire manages to train people so determined against Russi”

Actually, Ze’s family background is pretty highly educated, Russian speaking, and it looks like to me as though the parents may be examples of people whose life prospects were positively enhanced by Soviet investments in the educational and technical infrastructure of the Ukraine SSR (pure speculation by an unqualified observer).

The Wiki entry on the family background (I am assuming that on the bare facts Wiki is an acceptable source) provokes these speculations, viz., on Ze’s father:
“Oleksandr Zelensky earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kryvyi Rih State University in 1972. In 1983, he defended his dissertation at the Moscow State Mining University, titled “Automated calculation of iron ore reserves in the ICS quarry.” Zelenskyy has been the head of the Kryvyi Rih State University’s Department of Cybernetics and Computing Hardware since 1995.[11]”

On the general family background:
“Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy was born to Jewish parents on 25 January 1978 in Kryvyi Rih, then in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.[14][15][16][17] His father, Oleksandr Zelenskyy, is a professor and computer scientist and the head of the Department of Cybernetics and Computing Hardware at the Kryvyi Rih State University of Economics and Technology; his mother, Rymma Zelenska, used to work as an engineer.[18][19][20] His grandfather, Semyon (Simon) Ivanovych Zelenskyy, served as an infantryman, reaching the rank of Colonel,[4] in the Red Army (in the 57th Guards Motor Rifle Division)[21] during World War II; Semyon’s father and three brothers died in the Holocaust.[22][23][24][25] In March 2022 Zelenskyy revealed that his great-grandparents had been killed after German troops burned their home to the ground during a massacre.[26]

Prior to starting elementary school, Zelenskyy lived for four years in the Mongolian city of Erdenet, where his father worked.[15] Zelenskyy grew up speaking Russian.[27][4] At the age of 16, he passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language and received an education grant to study in Israel, but his father did not allow him to go.[28] He later earned a law degree from the Kryvyi Rih Institute of Economics, then a department of Kyiv National Economic University and now part of Kryvyi Rih National University, but did not go on to work in the legal field.[15][29] ”

Ze clearly has a number of talents and achievements, but none that would obviously qualify him to be president of any country, especially a country with such brutal but also delicate and complex power relations, both internally and externally.

He is really like a performer on a tight rope, just trying not to fall off before getting to the end. Perhaps his background as a competitive dancer comes into play up on the high wire.

Regarding the Holocaust narrative, he should be questioned closely on this.
Like, who instigated the massacre? A German Einsatzgruppe? Or regular army?

There must be some documentation of this massacre by Germans.

The world needs verification and details of this story.

UKCatholic on March 27, 2022 · at 11:34 am EST/EDT
Zelensky actually just looks perpetually terrified and desperate. Look at how badly he’s aged since he became “president”; it’s clearly only the drugs keeping him going. He probably thought that being “president” was going to be as much fun as doing the TV show. Now he knows the reality, and he’s clearly not taken it well.

Blissex on March 28, 2022 · at 2:19 pm EST/EDT
«What is Zelensky’s real personal problem? Did he want to be a famous Hollywood actor?»

An american saying is: “Washington is Hollywood for ugly people” (as long they are tall and with good hair though).

Ranko on March 25, 2022 · at 5:54 pm EST/EDT
I think that the Russians want Odessa intact this is why that might be the last city taken.They care more about Odessa then Kharkov or Kiev.
That is just my opinion.

Malthus on March 25, 2022 · at 7:26 pm EST/EDT
I have the same feeling.. if Russians will get somewhat the die hard Ukrainians in what is effectively a historically Russian city ( Odesa) to leave town before they move in, then there is chance that the city may not share the same fate of Mariupol, Cherniev, Kharkov and likely very soon Khramatorsk ; for that approach to work they will have indeed to let Odesa be the very last city they go in ( likely in mid or late Summer)
I think from all these cities Khramatorsk will get the most server destruction in the end ( is major military hub for the Ukrainians and like Mariupol have the Ukrainian Nazi’s been deeply entranced for 8 year now.

Justin on March 27, 2022 · at 2:07 pm EST/EDT
Kharkov is historically a Russian city which was grafted to Ukraine by the Soviet Union.

What we are seeing is the clean up of the mess that was the result of the Soviet Actions.

Andres on March 25, 2022 · at 11:12 pm EST/EDT
I agree. Maybe the future capital of a brand new Novorossia?

If not, from my limited knowledge of Russian history Odessa is a symbolic city to them. The Potemkin incident happened there (one of the sparks of the 1917 Revolution), as well as the Union House slaughter.

B.F. on March 26, 2022 · at 2:25 am EST/EDT

I think that you are right. Not only do the Russians want Odessa, but the whole Black Sea coast, which historically was always theirs.

If one looks at all the maps presented so far, one sees that there were no military actions in Western Ukraine, which is logical, as it would have warranted extra troops and material. However, the impression – so far – is that Russia has no interest in Western Ukraine, the former Galicia, virtually tempting Poland to come in and take it, after which Poland would also have to look after all those neo-Nazis. I think that in the end we shall have a partition of Ukraine, which has no historical reason to exist. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is part of Russian strategy.

iR on March 26, 2022 · at 12:25 pm EST/EDT
I think it is part of the strategy also. Galizia is the hearthland of the Banderistas. Maybe like in Syria and id-lib, they will offer the nazi’s a safe bussride to Lvov. Delayed justice might be worth the number of saved civilians.

Sarmat on March 26, 2022 · at 3:24 am EST/EDT
And what is Kiev from your point of you? It is called the “mother of the russian cities”. Kievian Rus is the same thing for Russians as Kosovo is for Serbs, or, at least, it should be if the russian poeple would be fully composed of believers.

B.F. on March 26, 2022 · at 5:02 am EST/EDT

First of all, “Kievian Rus” did not exist under that name, but quite simply as “Rus” or Russia. And yes, the first Russian capital was in Kiev, a Russian city.

It would be nice if Kiev was reunited with Russia. However, years of pro-Western indoctrination must have left a psychological scar on the people in Kiev, and one has to wonder what their mood is at the present moment. Reunification of Kiev with Russia at the resent moment ? Probably impractical. Reunification later on ? Quite possible. Patience is a Russian virtue. I think they can wait.

Ranko on March 26, 2022 · at 5:11 am EST/EDT
I think the decision on Odessa is based on strategy and geopolitics then on religion.A port like Odessa is far more important then Kiev or Kharkov.

Taffy on March 26, 2022 · at 11:03 pm EST/EDT
Odessa is a storied city—a very different story from that of Kiev.

One whose story resonates more in the West and probably also in modern Russia than the story of Kiev.

Like the Paris of the Black Sea.

Paris was saved by a Nazi general (I believe) who refused to obey Hitler’s order to torch the city.

Odessa is an international city, close to Istanbul—Varna, too, is actually pretty nice.

Odessa will be the jewel in the Black Sea’s crown, a magnet. It has a mystique.

I believe the Russians would be smart to do anything to preserve that city.

Once this mess is resolved, I can foresee a brilliant regional, European, Russian, and international culture developing around the western portion of the Black Sea and Crimea.

The Black Sea is the fabulous hinterland of the Greek golden age.

UKCatholic on March 27, 2022 · at 11:41 am EST/EDT
I can’t imagine that the Russians really want to destroy what is rightfully their own property, so that would be the obvious thing, yes. This is what the unthinking people in Europe and America don’t seem to understand – that Russia has absolutely nothing to gain by destroying the Ukraine, so, of course they’re being careful (and therefore slow).

KitaySupporter on March 25, 2022 · at 6:22 pm EST/EDT
Why US MNM, Bloomberg(first started), WP, NYT, WSJ, and others, are claiming that Russia MOD is adjusting Special Operation’s objectives.

I did not read any fix territorial objectives from Putin’s Day Zero announcement, only demilitarization and denazification. Why now these US media are claiming Russia is adjusting never announced territorial objectives.
Russia Says Donbas Is Ukraine Focus in Possible Shift of War Aim ... e-updates/
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Russia Refocuses on Ukraine’s East After Heavy Losses

A. on March 25, 2022 · at 6:40 pm EST/EDT
Probably some efforts to understand the best way to de-escalate while saving face. The very same headlines are making the first pages of MSM in Italy too. Let’s hope so.

KitaySupporter on March 25, 2022 · at 6:50 pm EST/EDT
Surely looked like it was a coordinated efforts to save face (?).

John Doe on March 25, 2022 · at 8:19 pm EST/EDT
First Ukrainian communication doing more and more blunders in the recent days, and now this. Seems like the West is building up excuses to back down.

Andrei gives too much credit to the West fighting spirit, we’re all bark and no bite. He should see everything our leaders say as a child throwing a temper tantrum.

The only real concern right now is to know if European leaders are stupid enough to cripple their economy by keeping the sanctions up after the war.

WTFUD on March 25, 2022 · at 8:42 pm EST/EDT
I dunno JD, what about that special operation in Pakistan when US marines killed Bin-Laden for the 7th time? OK they lost one of their two helicopters which landed in the compound and killed a bunch of women, however, I’ll never forget the looks of nail-biting anxiety on Obama and Clinton’s ugly faces in the War Room.

It was so staged that even Bubba Bush turned down the post party celebration of Bin-Laden’s wake. I suppose the Bush’s and Bin-Laden families go way back though.

Next stop Syria, no sleep till Idlib.

Joey on March 26, 2022 · at 12:16 am EST/EDT
I was astonished when they ‘shot’ Bin Laden and then conveniently disposed of the evidence in the ocean. WTF? Nobody even bothered to point out that weird practice except Alex Jones and the newscycle moved on after a week. It was like an open mafia hit. They only ‘evidence’ they had was a photo which was never released! I’m so tired of the psy-op mind control the media has over the population of the West.

Rusty on March 25, 2022 · at 6:44 pm EST/EDT
re: “Why US MNM, Bloomberg(first started), WP, NYT, WSJ, and others, are claiming that Russia MOD is adjusting Special Operation’s objectives.”

Someone sent them a memo and a script. This is the same method of operation (MO) used for at least the past 6 years to control public opinion (like Trump is a Russian puppet). Who writes the memos? Dunno, but they are the ones who control the USA.

Why are they pushing this narrative? My guess is they don’t want Americans, or the rest of the world to discover that Russia’s real plan is to denazify. Why would anyone want to denazify unless there were nazis? Who would the nazis be? Why, they would be the ones who write the memos!

KitaySupporters on March 25, 2022 · at 6:56 pm EST/EDT
I agree with you on that. It is a coordinated campaign, for sure.

The fakery is getting really real in the US. And the lies are truth for the citizens who have to make ends meet day-in-day-out.

BOFH on March 26, 2022 · at 1:13 am EST/EDT
“Who writes the memos? Dunno, but they are the ones who control the USA.”

I don’t know who writes the memos, but i know who gives the orders (globalist orgs like the WEF), and i know the control center that distributes the memos to all presstitutes (search “trusted news alliance” or however it’s called).

Bringoutyourdead on March 26, 2022 · at 2:06 pm EST/EDT
The “neo-cons” in all their different incarnations, past, present, and future, under many different names, are a good first guess; them, and all they represent.
They have been running the show for decades in the “west.” Writing the memos…..
They work in secret right out in the open… look at cookie nuland active in the Kiev coup.
That is not news to anyone here.

DrCiber on March 25, 2022 · at 7:43 pm EST/EDT
It’s just more attempts to drive a wedge into Russian solidarity. Make things look like something is going on that is NOT going on. Make people question the reality of what they are being told. It’s a red herring as we say in English.

KitaySupporter on March 25, 2022 · at 8:09 pm EST/EDT
The more I researched analysis, the more I had the same conclusion. It is a coordinated PSYOP, like every PSYOP inflicted on Russia in the past four weeks or so. No facts needed, and no fabrication unwelcome. Just get it out of there, hopefully there will be consumption.

Base on Putin’s original statement, Russia will do whatever planned and necessary. May be Donbas, may be Kyiv to Odessa line, may be the whole enchilada.

Krungle on March 25, 2022 · at 7:50 pm EST/EDT
Literally the same reason they spew bs every other day of the week.

I mean didn’t Maria Zakarharova literally say yesterday that Ukraine’s chance to remain a sovereign state had passed? Didn’t Biden also admit that earlier this week in one of his rare moments of clarity he said Ukraine was free to negotiate away territory?

And aren’t you aware that everyone who reads this blog knows that every single link you posted is utter garbage, nonsense and psyop lies that we’re not going to bother clicking on?

Russia was very clear last year: NATO needs to retreat back into the corner. Every single link above is pretending like that ultimatum was never made and that the objective is just this little corner of Ukraine. The objective is the folks who pull the strings at Bloomberg, WaPo, NYT, and WSJ. Which, coincidentally, dovetails with the objectives of American’s living in this occupied nation. So, said string pullers are between a rock (Russia and China and India and basically the entire world) and a hard place (all those heavily armed “deplorables” who are not fans of Brandon or Davos). And all they have in between them and oblivion is their horde of mass formation woke lunatics, their compliant Europeans, the Queen’s last colonies, and whatever Nazis and ISIS head choppers still above room temperature.

So yeah, they’re going to say keep filling the media space with lies because that is all they got.

VoiceOfReason on March 25, 2022 · at 8:32 pm EST/EDT
“And aren’t you aware that everyone who reads this blog knows that every single link you posted is utter garbage, nonsense and psyop lies that we’re not going to bother clicking on?”


I have to really question people’s genuine motive to post links to western media * on this blog? Are these same foolish minded who feed off it, asking a question to understand why am I reading this *? or just attempting to push the same * over and over to this site.

As if it needs justification of reasoning because blatant demented minds can’t fathom why we ignore it.

Just a thought…

KitaySupporter on March 25, 2022 · at 8:49 pm EST/EDT
Don’t worry. These are pay-walled, you can’t get them unless you are a subscriber.

These titles were shown to help clarify my question. No offense.

Good for you that you don’t read these junks, imagine our situation here, facing massive print, web, and TV bombardment of fake news. You don’t have time and financial resources to verify every news you bumped into daily, but that is what is necessary in the West society right now.

VoiceOfReason on March 25, 2022 · at 10:51 pm EST/EDT
Nothing personal towards you…. sometimes difficult to gauge what the true motive of every individual is.

Best rule of thumb, especially during these anxious times, is never to read, listen or look at any western associated media reporting, analysis with regards to the current conflict and entertain it as truth.

Glad you have it figured out in your journey.


Harry on March 25, 2022 · at 9:23 pm EST/EDT
I saw the names of the sites linked to, and I just laughed.

They have credibility whatsoever. And if someone still believes they do, then the problem lies with them I’m afraid.

KitaySupporter on March 25, 2022 · at 10:03 pm EST/EDT
I cancelled several EU/US subscriptions last week, some German, some British, and some American. But the spreading of manufactured news is quite universal and very coordinated lately in the west.

And I am a subscriber of several Russian/English languages sites, including this site, Юрий Подоляка, and Reminiscence of the Future. Moon of Alabama is an excellent reference site for me too.

That is why I can tell the divergence of news reporting on Ukraine by the west MNM. Without these new subscriptions, there is no way a person can know how devious the PSYOP can be.

My question is a legitimate one, and I think I got the answer not only from my re-reading of Putin’s original kick-off statement, from this site, and also from Moon of Alabama this afternoon.

Oso on March 26, 2022 · at 12:49 am EST/EDT
KitaySupporter, I agree with what I think is your logic, making the case for West’s attempts to de-escalate to save face, providing links to the MSM bs to make your point while being cognizant the MSM is sh*t. Like most here, we understand the US lacks the capacity to deploy and engage the Russian military as a near-peer (US at best a near-peer) and it will not risk nuclear war over Ukraine. I recall when i was young Eisenhower’s classic soft power usage over the Suez Incident. US use of soft power has degenerated over the years, coalescing into the monstrosity being exerted towards Russia – not only lacking the military element (iron fist in a velvet glove) but the subtlety as well. Blustering bully who cannot fight back.

Zan on March 27, 2022 · at 5:37 am EST/EDT
Much like the situation described above where Russia must solve the problem of stabilizing or holding a town after liberating it, and much like the question of what to do with “Banderastan” when this current campaign is finished….the “defeat” of the Empire of Lies will not be a singular moment or event in time that can be won or brought about by any singular, defining maneuver, tactic, war or policy.

There could be 20% inflation, China could be the world economic GDP hegemon and the petroyuan could supplant dollar as reserve over 50% of globa…and you will still see DECADES of recalcitrance, resistance and subterfuge by the US to reverse the slide. Much like the British empire was finished long before its Suez moment…but didnt know it or couldnt admit it.

The point is, during those coming years or decades of Anerican resistance and subterfuge, ANYTHING could happen. Lets not make the mistake of thinking “America is done” and that’s it. Nobody knows who will come to power in an increasingly unstable and divided and economically insecure America…eg authentic fascism could take root. And America will have the most deadly military tools for DECADES to come.
I guess my point is, American “defeat” in this proxy war in Ukraine, usurpation of the dollar by alt currencies and the geopolitical shift of power to Eurasia does NOT “end” America. The neocons dont suddenly disappear. The CIA doesnt dissolve. Like when WW1 “ended” Germany—who
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A few of my observations on Bucha.

If this was evidence based in a court of law, which we all know it will never come to that, not least because forensics would call it long before, but if it was then you would expect a barrister to address certain observations to the Jury,

1. If there were such horrific war crimes to the extent of bodies lying in the street you would expect the anti Russian mayor to have mentioned it in his video, portraying him jubilent at getting his town back

2. The satellite image showing these bodies in the street from 2/3 weeks ago apparently providing proof that the Russians were in control at the time. Wouldn't you expect people to be sending images of these murders as soon as the Russians left, why was it almost a week after the Nazis moved in are we seeing these images?

3. Why would people leave rotting corpses in the street for 3 weeks many of their loved ones or family and friends?

4. If these bodies had been there for 3 weeks you would expect to see decomposition and animal interference, non is evident .

5. If those souls where killed on the spot there would be bleed out, there isn't any, none at all which indicates these people where not murdered on the streets but somewhere else and the staged on the streets, why would Russian soldiers do that?

6. Why would the offending nation be litrally begging to send investigators in if they were guilty?

There is an international forensics team currently in Ukraine, why aren't they there studying the evidence?

I think it far more likely this is the false flag we have been waiting for, Azov said they will hunt out the Russian collaborators and punish them and that's exactlly what they did along with the white helmets staged scenes and came up with this.
Frankly I think you would have to be quite simple to believe any of this and the thing that really annoys me is nobody will remember the investigation findings which I'm sure will prove me right they will just remember the headlines .
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Israel, Russia Clash Over Ukraine
April 7, 2022 ... r-ukraine/
Israel has tried to toe a neutral line on Ukraine, but comments from the Israeli foreign minister and a blistering response from the Russian foreign ministry has imperiled the two states’ relations, reports Joe Lauria.

Bennett and Putin meet in October 2021. (Russian president)

By Joe Lauria
Special to Consortium News

From the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Israel has refused to join the West’s economic war against Moscow, maintaining a neutral stance that as positioned it as a possible broker to end the conflict.

But all that appears to have changed with remarks by Israel’s foreign minister in a Twitter post on Sunday, the day the massacre at Bucha was revealed and before any investigation could be conducted.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid wrote: “It is impossible to remain indifferent in the face of the horrific images from the city of Bucha near Kyiv, from after the Russian army left. Intentionally harming a civilian population is a war crime and I strongly condemn it.”

Israel’s ambassador to Ukraine also implied that Russia had committed a war crime. “Deeply shocked by the photos from #Bucha. Killing of civilians is a war crime and cannot be justified,” Ambassador Michael Brodsky tweeted on Sunday.

Earlier, on March 13, during a visit to Romania, Lapid had tweeted: “… like Romania, Israel condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It’s without justification, and we call on Russia to stop its firing and attacks, and to resolve this conflict around the negotiating table.”

Balancing Act

The Israeli foreign ministry tried to distance itself from the ambassador’s remarks. Haaretz reported: “Asked if the Foreign Ministry’s official position was that Russia had committed war crimes in Ukraine, a spokesman replied: ‘No. It’s a tweet by the ambassador regarding the photos. He didn’t blame Russia.'”

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who flew to Moscow on March 5 to meet with President Vladimir Putin (and was condemned for it), has made no comment about the Bucha incident. Israel is trying to maintain a balancing act between Moscow and Washington, which cannot be pleased with Israel not joining the economic war. Russia and Israel have long maintained good relations, with Moscow even allowing Israel to conduct bombing raids on Syria.

But years of goodwill have now been put on the line with Foreign Minister Lapid’s remarks. And now Russia has struck back. Sergey Ivanov, head of the department of diplomacy and consular service at the Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy, wrote a scathing critique of Israel on Wednesday, posted on the ministry’s Telegram page. It holds nothing back, openly condemning Israel for a variety of sins, including its treatment of the Palestinians.

Ivanov wrote that many Western journalists and political analysts have opportunistically become overnight “Ukraine experts” just as Western politicians, such as Lapid, are making rash statements to boost their popularity.

“Serious politicians, especially at such a high level as Minister Lapid, have no right to talk idly,” Ivanov warned. “They should be aware of the possible consequences of what they say, including with regard to relations with Russia.” He wrote:

“It is especially regrettable that these ill-considered statements have not been made by a Western official (Russians have long become immune to what they say) but by the Foreign Minister of Israel, a major regional partner with which Russia has a decades-long history of multifaceted relations. Moreover, these statements could undermine trust in Israel as a country that wanted to mediate the settlement of the crisis around Ukraine, which is evident from Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s actions, such as calls to President Vladimir Putin, a visit to Moscow and contacts on this issue with the main players.”

Moscow’s Real View on Palestine

Kalandia checkpoint from West Bank into Jerusalem. (Joe Lauria)

Ivanov then unloaded on Israel’s unjustified behavior towards the Palestinians, signaling that Israel has forfeited any right to criticize Russia. With its “settlements” and continued occupation, Israel has continually undermined any peace settlement leading to a “two state solution,” Ivanov wrote. “It is all the more strange to hear anti-Russia statements from the Foreign Minister of Israel – the country that has been largely responsible, over many decades, for the failure to achieve a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It is one of the lingering regional problems that continues to affect the lives of millions of people and their futures, as well as international security,” he said.

Ivanov then unloaded on Israel’s policy towards Lebanon:

“Neither does Israel have peace with Lebanon. With that country, it has failed to settle matters such as their land and maritime border, division of water resources, and the repatriation of several hundred thousand Palestinian refugees, who have found refuge in Lebanon. Following Israel’s large-scale blood-letting offensive war against Lebanon in 2006, Israeli aircraft continue their regular incursions into that Arab country’s airspace, incursions that flagrantly violate its sovereignty and UN Security Council Resolution 1701.”

The Russian attack on Israel’s Gaza policy is fiercer still:

“Even according to Western human rights groups, which take an overtly biased stance on most problems, promoting the Anglo-Saxon agenda, Israel’s actions are reminiscent of the apartheid regime, which ruled South Africa until 1994. Over 2.5 million Palestinians living in the West Bank are crammed into scattered areas and are effectively isolated from each other by a system of motorways. The Israeli authorities are pursuing a deliberate policy of confiscating Palestinian lands, as well as demolishing Palestinian buildings on a regular basis.

The situation regarding the Gaza Strip deserves special attention. It is a rather unique example from the historical, political, and demographic perspectives. In fact, 80 percent of the people living in one of the world’s most densely populated areas, where some 2 million people share an area of 362 square kilometres, found themselves there against their will. They are refugees chased from their ancestral lands. In fact, most of the people living there were forced into a reservation. They are like prisoners in a huge prison under an open sky, fenced off for many years by Israel’s impenetrable sea, air and almost complete overland blockade.”

Most directly challenging Israel-Russia relations, the piece goes on to unmask what appears to be Moscow’s true feelings about allowing Israel to bomb Syria:

“Under the pretext of ensuring its national security, Israel has for several years delivered air strikes at targets in the SAR, this on top of the existing differences with Damascus. These actions grossly violate international law, trample upon Syria’s sovereignty, and run the risk of further escalating confrontation in the region. They have repeatedly led to Syrian civilian casualties, including among children, not to mention the damage done to the combat potential of the Syrian armed forces and accordingly to the efficacy of their efforts to eliminate the terrorist presence on Syrian soil.

Attacks by the Israeli Air Force are directly threatening the Russian military personnel who are providing assistance to the legitimate Syrian authorities in their fight against terrorism. Fifteen Russian officers were killed in an air strike on a Syrian facility in Latakia on September 17, 2018. Israel wrongfully believes that the incident has been forgotten. However, even after that tragedy, on multiple occasions, Israeli pilots on combat missions in Syrian and Lebanese airspace used civilian aircraft as shields, thus putting them in great danger. And once again, we are hearing the same claims that the air raids are to eliminate threats to Israel’s national security.”

The piece calls for Israel to consider its own conduct before it blames others.

“Back to Yair Lapid’s statement in the context of the recent events around Ukraine, specifically that “war is not the way to resolve conflicts.” Perhaps, in this case, the Israeli leadership will consider immediately starting talks with Palestine, in order to implement the UN’s two-state solution? Or maybe the foreign minister of Israel, who said that “the Russian attack on Ukraine is a grave violation of the international order,” could review the foundations of this order, for educational purposes?

He may remember that this order stands on the UN Charter and the decisions of the UN and primarily its Security Council. Perhaps it would be helpful for Israel to take a look at its own conduct with a bit of healthy self-criticism before it allows itself to comment on how Russia defends its legitimate security interests.”

The Holocaust

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, used to adoring crowds in the West, was met with harsh criticism when he addressed the Knesset on March 20. He dared to compare Russia’s invasion to the Holocaust, whitewashing Ukrainian fascists’ role in the real Holocaust. Zelensky was accused by a Knesset member of trying “to rewrite history and erase the involvement of the Ukrainian people in the extermination of Jews.” Ivanov wrote:

“In our opinion, it is blasphemous for Israel to voice support for the Kiev regime, which has openly started Nazifying all aspects of state and public life, and it is impossible to interpret Mr Lapid’s words in any other way. This betrays the memory of numerous Jews who were tortured to death by Bandera’s henchmen in Babiy Yar and in other locations in Ukraine, Poland and Belarus. We hope that Tel Aviv will modify its rhetoric in this connection, and that it will objectively assess the Kiev regime’s persistent neo-Nazi practices.”

The gloves have clearly come off in Moscow — against the U.S. and its European junior partners, and now against Israel. It’s not clear what will happen to Israel-Russia relations and how it might impact the war. But it seems clear the Russian Foreign Ministry is speaking its mind and doesn’t care anymore.
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Bioweapons Expert Speaks Out About US Biolabs in Ukraine
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked
April 09, 2022 ... raine.aspx

According to bioweapons expert Francis Boyle, Russia’s accusation that Ukraine is conducting U.S.-funded bioweapons research appears to be accurate
If true, everyone involved is subject to life in prison under the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989
According to Boyle, the U.S. government and Pentagon have had a “comprehensive policy” to “surround Russia with biological warfare laboratories” and “preposition biological weapons” there for use against them
The problem with trying to make a distinction between “biodefense” and “biowarfare” is that, basically, there is none. No biodefense research is purely defensive, because to do biodefense work, you’re automatically engaged in the creation of biological weapons, and all dual use research can be used for military purposes. SARS-CoV-2 may be the result of such dual use research
Boyle believes we can hold the culprits behind the SARS-CoV-2 bioweapon accountable by asking local prosecutors to convene a grand jury to seek the indictment of those responsible for the pandemic for murder and conspiracy to commit murder
In the video above, “InfoWars” host Owen Shroyer interviews Francis Boyle, Ph.D., a Harvard educated lawyer and bioweapons expert with a Ph.D. in political science, about the biolabs in Ukraine, which Russia claims are engaged in U.S.-funded bioweapons research.

For decades, Boyle has advocated against the development and use of bioweapons. In fact, he was the one who called for biowarfare legislation at the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972. He then went on to draft the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act, which was passed unanimously by both houses of Congress and signed into law by then-president George Bush Sr. in May 1989.

While the U.S. has vehemently denied Russia’s accusations, Boyle says that based on what he’s discovered so far, the labs in Ukraine are all conducting biological warfare research — including ethnic-specific biological weapons — at the behest of the U.S. Pentagon, just as Russian authorities are claiming.

“The Pentagon does not do missionary work,” he says. “They kill people, and that’s why they are there.” He also points out that everyone involved is subject to life in prison under the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, which explains the mad scramble to project these labs as something other than what they are.

Ever-Changing Narrative Reveals the Lies
As noted by Shroyer, the official narrative surrounding the Ukraine biolabs has undergone multiple iterations over the past few weeks. It began with a flat denial of there being U.S. biolabs in Ukraine.

But within days, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland blew a hole in that denial by admitting before Congress that “biological research laboratories” in Ukraine have been funded and operated under the direction of the U.S., and that she was “very concerned” about the contents of those labs being used as bioweapons by the Russians.

Despite Nuland’s concern about the pathogens being used in warfare, the Western media have tried to claim the labs were set up to destroy bioweapons from the Soviet era, or to “secure” old Soviet bioweapons, or that they’re diagnostic labs, “health labs,” biodefense laboratories, or that they’re used for vaccine development. The story changes depending on who’s telling it.

Boyle doesn’t buy any of it. According to Boyle, the U.S. government and Pentagon have had a “comprehensive policy” in place for quite some time to “surround Russia with biological warfare laboratories” and “preposition biological weapons” there for use against Russia. The U.S. also has these kinds of labs in Central Asia, he says.

No Such Thing as ‘Biodefense’
One of the latest explanations from a U.S. State Department spokesperson is that Ukraine has “biodefense” laboratories, which are “not biological weapons facilities.”1 The problem with making a distinction between “biodefense” and “biowarfare” is that, basically, there is none.

No biodefense research is purely defensive, because to do biodefense work, you’re automatically engaged in the creation of biological weapons.
All dual use research can be used for military purposes, and often is. As explained by Boyle, the idea behind “biodefense” research is that there might be a natural pathogen out there that can cause a pandemic, or someone might release an engineered biological weapon, that we need to prepare a cure for.

But to create the cure — the vaccine — they must first create that imagined threat, be it a souped-up natural pathogen through gain-of-function or a synthetic bioweapon. So, all of this work is “offensive” in that it can be used for military purposes. No biodefense research is purely defensive, because to do biodefense work, you’re automatically engaged in the creation of biological weapons.

So, according to Boyle, the justification that the labs are for biodefense and health purposes is nothing but a façade for the fact that they’re conducting offensive biological warfare research with genetic research, gain-of-function and synthetic biology.

What Drives the Biowarfare Industry?
When asked what the motive behind this kind of research might be, Boyle highlights two potential reasons. First, he says, there’s a global “Nazi cult” that simply does not want to stop. They want to be able to rid the world of certain ethnic groups, hence the focus on DNA-based ethnic-specific weapons.

He points out that the United States is the only country in the world that has not abided by the law to get rid of all its biological weapons. Instead, we’ve been making more, under the guise of biodefense research.

President Reagan put Dr. Anthony Fauci in charge of the U.S. biological weapons program, and he’s been at it ever since. “About 95% of this biowarfare death science has been funded by Fauci, the NIAID and the NIH, since about 1984,” Boyle says.

In previous interviews, Boyle has stated he believes SARS-CoV-2 is an engineered bioweapon, and here, he again reviews some of the reasons why. He points out that Shi Zheng-li, the famous bat coronavirus researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, was trained at the biolab in Galveston, Texas, which is “part of U.S. biological warfare industry.”

“[Shi Zheng-li] took a synthetic biology organism from the Wuhan BSL4, brought it over to the University of North Carolina, BSL3, and then gave it gain-of-function properties under Ralph Baric, who's an expert on this, and his team.

And, by the way, the FDA was involved in this too. Now think about that. The FDA that is approving these Frankenshots that are killing and disabling people was involved in the development of COVID-19. So, they've got us on both sides here.

Likewise, [CDC director Rochelle] Walensky, who can't get her story straight either, she comes from Harvard Medical School. Harvard Medical School was involved in the development of the COVID-19 biological warfare weapon. Indeed, Harvard was one of the sponsoring institutions of the Wuhan BSL4.

The chair of the Harvard chemistry department, [Dr. Charles] Lieber, he was over there too, with his own lab specializing in nanotechnology. And Lieber had also worked for the Pentagon.”

The second motivating factor is money. Not only do they make money on the research and creation of these biological weapons, but they also make money on the supposed cures, be they vaccines or therapeutics.

The U.S. is not alone in creating dangerous biological weapons, of course. “The British are also a part of this, the French, the Israelis. We have a network and a cult of Nazi biowarfare death scientists,” Boyle says.

We Must Demand Accountability
In a 2021 interview with me, Boyle presented a roadmap for prosecuting COVID crimes and putting a stop to high-risk biological research. The problem we face is we’ve come to realize that even our federal government has been captured by forces that seek to destroy the U.S. from within. It’s highly unlikely our federal authorities — including federal judges — will ever seek to enforce the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act.

The good news is, by focusing on locally elected prosecutors, we can work around this dilemma. Depending on the state, they may go by titles such as district attorney, state attorney, prosecuting attorney or county attorney.2 In that interview, Boyle explained the plan:

“My proposal is this: The American people, at a state, local community basis, have to go to our local prosecutors, that is states’ attorneys, district attorneys, county attorneys, any local prosecutor. And the last I read there were well over 400 of these in the country.

These local prosecutors are not part of the federal system. They have been empowered by the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution. They are democratically elected by the people of their community.

Federal judges are not elected by anyone. They're appointed by the president and once they're on their bench with life tenure, they can only be removed by impeachment, which is almost impossible, and their salaries cannot be reduced. They're like God Almighty up there sitting on these federal benches.

Not so with state and local prosecutors. They're accountable to the people of the community ... I think that if we can even get one out of 400 local prosecutors to convene a grand jury and return indictments for murder and conspiracy to commit murder, this whole house of cards will collapse.”

Prosecuting the COVID Conspirators
Boyle’s plan includes a two-step plan of prosecution, one aimed at those responsible for the COVID pandemic, and another for the COVID jabs. To stay on topic, I will only review the prosecution of the COVID conspirators here.

Boyle recommends getting organized on the local level, and going around to all your local prosecutors, demanding they convene a grand jury to seek the indictment of those responsible for COVID-19 for murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Boyle has taught both criminal law and international human rights law. He also still practices criminal law, both prosecution and defense. According to Boyle, Anglo-American Common Law has a definition for “murder” that is applicable in all states of the U.S. with the exception of Louisiana, and that is “the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought.” He explained:

“Let's parse that down. The word ‘unlawful’ — all these individuals I just mentioned from this contracted study ... were involved in research, development, testing and stockpiling of biological warfare weapons in clear-cut violation of my Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989.

[The term] ‘killing of human beings’ — I think the number of Americans who have been killed, murdered by COVID-19, is well over a million ... And then, ‘with malice aforethought’ — ‘malice aforethought’ is a legal term of art.

It would take me three, four, five different class sessions to go through it all, but one element of malice of forethought is reckless endangerment of human beings and, clearly, they knew. If you read the contracts and the studies, they knew ... that this gain-of-function work was existentially dangerous and they did it anyway.

Clearly that constitutes ‘reckless endangerment of human beings,’ ‘malice aforethought.’ So, you have all the elements there for murder, and then ‘conspiracy to commit murder.’ In common law, ‘conspiracy’ is two [or more] people getting together to agree to do an unlawful act — such as the violation of my statute — or a lawful act by illegal means.

So, I think we have all these people at least for murder and conspiracy to commit murder, and my advice is that if you have lost a loved one or a friend living in the territorial jurisdiction of any of these local prosecutors, they would have jurisdiction to convene a grand jury and seek indictments for murder and conspiracy to commit murder against all of these people.”

But how do we begin to identify the culprits? Boyle suggests starting the indictment list with the 15 co-authors of the 2015 paper, “SARS-Like Cluster of Circulating Bat Coronavirus Pose Threat for Human Emergence,”3 and those who funded it.

These include former NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, Fauci, Peter Daszak (president of EcoHealth Alliance), CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Ralph Baric, Ph.D., and several other named researchers at the University of North Carolina. According to Boyle, that paper is “the smoking gun on who is behind COVID-19.”

To aid you in these efforts, Boyle recommends reading Australian journalist Sharri Markson’s book, “What Really Happened in Wuhan?” “I think she's got it all there,” Boyle told me. “She has a valid summary of all the evidence that has been compiled so far, involving all these individuals.”

Another excellent book is Robert Kennedy Jr.’s book, “The Real Anthony Fauci.” There’s also a September 2020 House Minority Intelligence Committee report that reviews the evidence available at the time on the origins of COVID-19 (“The Origins of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Including the Roles of the Chinese Communist Party and the World Health Organization”4).

All of these references can be taken to your local prosecutor to seek indictments for murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Boyle may also make himself available as a consultant or expert witness in cases where a grand jury is successfully convened.

To identify your local district attorney, you can do an online search or simply look up the name up on your most recent ballot. Remember, you need to connect with the prosecutors personally. An email campaign won’t get you anywhere in this scenario. Hopefully you can also identify individuals in your local community who are eloquent, articulate and knowledgeable about the facts.

Last but not least, this strategy is likely to be far more effective if you live in a jurisdiction in which the state attorney general has already filed lawsuits in the federal court system. So, look at the list below. If you happen to live in one of these areas, the odds of your efforts being successful are very high, as they have already filed suit in federal court. All you need to do is convince them to convene a grand jury locally, and indict these criminals for murder.

These are the names and addresses of the 27 state attorneys general who are suing the Biden administration over the COVID-19 vaccine mandates as of November 12, 2021. Each state is hyperlinked, as some have additional information about COVID and their lawsuits on their sites.

For example, Arizona’s attorney general has written an extensive legal opinion on why the federal government does not have jurisdiction for a vaccine mandate in Arizona. The lawsuits have been filed in the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal.
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Scott Ritter: US intel community killed its own credibility by revealing its Ukraine policies# ... -policies/

Using disinformation to thwart an enemy is one thing. Spreading it to your own public and policymakers is another
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Scott Ritter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of 'SCORPION KING: America's Suicidal Embrace of Nuclear Weapons from FDR to Trump.' He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, in General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991-1998 as a UN weapons inspector.
US intel community killed its own credibility by revealing its Ukraine policies
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The US intelligence community has long claimed that integrity in the search for truth was its core value. In March 1992, Robert Gates, who at that time was serving as director of Central Intelligence, addressed the CIA’s analytical community on the issue of politicized intelligence.

“Bourne Cockran [note: an Irish-American politician known for his oratory skills who mentored Winston Churchill],” Gates noted, “wrote to Winston Churchill in 1895 that, ‘What the people really want to hear is the truth – it is the exciting thing – speak the simple truth. Twenty years later, Churchill himself wrote, ‘The truth is incontrovertible; panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may destroy it, but there it is.’ Truth, insofar as we can determine it, is what our [i.e., the CIA’s] work is all about.”

Moreover, Gates pointed out, “because seeking truth is what we [the CIA] are all about as an institution, as professionals, and as individuals, the possibility – even the perception – that that quest may be tainted deeply troubles us, as it long has and as it should.”

The “taint” Gates was speaking of was the politicization of intelligence. When defining this taint, Gates noted that “it involves deliberately distorting analysis or judgments to favor a preferred line of thinking irrespective of evidence.”

The recent acknowledgement to NBC News by unnamed sources that the US government was declassifying intelligence to share with allies and the public to pre-empt and disrupt Russian planning, “undermine Moscow’s propaganda and prevent Russia from defining how the war is perceived in the world,” on the surface appears to avoid the pitfalls of politicization laid out by Gates 30 years ago. After all, according to these unnamed officials, this process of public disclosure was “underpinned by a rigorous review process by the National Security Council and the Intelligence Community to validate the quality of the information and protect sources and methods.” They added that “we only approve the release of intelligence if we are confident those two requirements are met.”

Not so fast.

According to the same NBC News report: “Multiple US officials acknowledged that the US has used information as a weapon even when confidence in the accuracy of the information wasn’t high. Sometimes,” the report noted, “it has used low-confidence intelligence.” The purpose for using intelligence which, to quote NBC News, “wasn’t rock solid”, was to deter Russian actions by keeping Russian President Vladimir Putin “off balance.”
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So much for the intelligence community’s commitment to the “incontrovertible truth.”

It is well known that Ukraine maintains an expansive and capable information warfare capability. Units such as the Ukrainian Intelligence Service’s 72nd Center for Information and Psychological Operations (PSO) have been carrying out a sophisticated propaganda campaign designed to enhance the perception of Ukrainian strength and resolve while denigrating the Russian special military operation underway in Ukraine. Indeed, the 72nd PSO was considered by Russia to be such a threat that the Russian military singled out its headquarters for destruction early on in the conflict.

Moreover, it has been reported that, in the aftermath of the February 2014 “Maidan Revolution” in Ukraine, the US intelligence community has initiated and maintained in-depth contacts with their Ukrainian intelligence and security counterparts, a relationship which has only expanded in scope and scale over the course of the preceding eight years. Logic dictates that information operations targeting Russia would be an area of joint interest, and that the US would be assisting Ukraine in this effort following the initiation of the current Russian-Ukrainian conflict on February 24, 2022.

Providing declassified intelligence to Ukraine for it to be repackaged and disseminated as anti-Russian propaganda is very much a legitimate use of intelligence information. Moreover, under certain conditions relating to covert political action, US intelligence organizations may use manufactured information to help breathe life and credibility into a false narrative designed to undermine the operations of a designated enemy. Under such conditions, however, the information must not be able to be sourced back to the US and, most importantly, this information should not be disseminated in a manner which would misinform US policymakers.
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The admission on the part of unnamed US national security officials, however, that the US is releasing sub-standard (i.e., potentially false and misleading) intelligence for the purpose of shaping a public narrative designed to be absorbed and believed by civilian consumers at home and abroad, thereby creating genuine political pressure on the Russian leadership, is a massive deviation from the normal precepts of covert information warfare. In fact, it is the perfect example of the deliberate distortion of analysis or judgments to achieve an objective irrespective of evidence that Robert Gates warned about in 1992.

“The absolute integrity of our analysis,” Gates said, “is the most important of the core values of the Central Intelligence Agency. Policymakers, the Congress, and the American people must know that our views – right or wrong – represent our best and most objective possible effort to describe the threats and opportunities facing the United States. They must know our assessments are the product of the highest quality and the most honest intelligence analysis available anywhere in the world.”

Not anymore.

Gates had quoted Churchill in his defense of the truth. Churchill had gone on to famously state that “in wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” By this statement, Churchill was underscoring the fact that truth is such a precious commodity that it must be guarded by deception and subterfuge to ensure it didn’t fall into enemy hands.

The US intelligence community has, today, perverted that logic, eliminating any notion of actual truth while elevating the “bodyguard of lies” to mimic truth, not for the purpose of defending it, but rather to promulgate the lie itself.

The US intelligence community has been walking on thin ice since its use of politicized intelligence to manufacture a case for war against Iraq in 2003. Now, the revelations that the US intelligence community is releasing sub-standard intelligence, knowing that it might be false and misleading, to shape US and global public opinion against Russia, should drive a stake through the heart of US credibility – or at the very least make the American public, and the world community, ask themselves whether they can ever again take US intelligence assertions at face value.
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War in Ukraine Could Be the Mother of All Energy Wars: But the Media Still Misses the Context ... e-context/

Charlotte Dennett
April 20, 2022
Vladimir Putn autographing a natural gas pipeline in Vladivostok in 2011. [Source:]

As never before, the connection between war and big power rivalry over oil and gas in Ukraine­and beyond­has become disturbingly tangible to average citizens, when it was once known only to world leaders, their militaries and spies, and their wealthy backers. Henry Kissinger, protégé of Nelson Rockefeller, once said, “you control the oil, you control the world.”

Now, in the United States, where the oil connection has been routinely suppressed for a century on grounds of national security, the mainstream media have no choice but to report “breaking news” that all too often has an energy component to it. But the facts relayed are facts in isolation, devoid of context.

We’ve all heard about the sinking of Russia’s flagship Moskva in the Black Sea, apparently downed by two Ukrainian Neptune missiles. This was the same vessel that warned Ukrainian soldiers to surrender their positions on tiny Snake Island, to which one of them replied: “Russian warship. Go * yourself!” The Western press turned him and his fellow Ukrainians as heroic matyrs for valiantly resisting­but ultimately succumbing to­the onslaught of Russian bombs.

Only days later, the world learned that they had survived, having been taken captive and were later freed in a prisoner exchange. What the world did not know was that Snake Island (also known as Serpents Island) sits atop huge gas deposits in the Black Sea and has become “the bone of contention between Romania, Ukraine and Russia,” according to Le Monde, and “one of the key points in the war that Moscow is waging against Kyiv.”

The Russians seized Snake Island on Day One of their invasion of Ukraine. The same day, the U.S. leveled its first economic target against the $11 billion dollar Russian-owned pipeline, Nord Stream 2 linking Russia to Germany. N2 had recently been completed despite numerous efforts by the U.S. since 2017 to prevent this from happening, arguing it would make Europe even more dependent on Russia for its energy supplies­and would cost Ukraine billions in lost transit fees earned on aging Russian pipelines crisscrossing the country.

N2 was intended to supply additional cheap Russian natural gas to Germany and to markets throughout Europe, where gas reserves are at an all-time low and prices are skyrocketing. But once Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz caved to U.S. pressure, announcing that he had suspended its operation.

By now, the pipeline is no longer news to most people, but the ramifications of its suspension could have far reaching consequences, as 27 European countries, heavily dependent on Russian energy, are considering what was once unthinkable: joining the U.S. in banning imports of Russian oil products.

Putin, a master player in the Great Game, is hitting back by threatening “unfriendly countries” with having to pay for Russian natural gas in rubles, striking a blow to the almighty American petrodollar.

President Biden, for his part, has warned Americans that they would have to make a sacrifice with higher gas prices in order to support the besieged people of Ukraine. Now, to the dismay of climate activists, he has opened the country’s strategic reserves for only the third time, this time to pump out one million gallons a day in order to lower gasoline prices.

Meanwhile, the U.S. is desperately seeking replacement supplies of natural gas for its frightened European allies that rely on Russia for 40% of its energy needs. The Russian invasion turned out to be a boon for suppliers of fracked natural gas, which have been sending massive supplies of LNG by tanker to European ports. But there are insufficient LNG terminals to take in all the shipped American gas, forcing Biden to desperately seek additional supplies from his enemies­Venezuela and Iran­as well as greater oil output from Saudi Arabia, in return for more U.S. military assistance to its catastrophic oil and pipeline war in Yemen.
With U.S. Natural Gas Booming, a Move to Send It OverseasLiquefied natural gas tankers. [Source:]

Finally, let’s not forget the folly of Russian tanks, stalled along a long stretch of road, possibly if media reports are to be believed, because they ran out of gas! Quite ironic, given that Russia has plenty of oil, unlike Germany in World War I and World War II, which lost both wars because it had not secured enough oil to fuel its military. The sight of black smoke billowing out of bombed fuel depots in Ukraine serves as a daily reminder of the importance of oil to its largest consumers: military machines.
Ukrainian drivers mock stranded Russian troops after tank runs Ukrainian driver offers Russian soldiers help after their tank ran out of fuel. [Source:]

So oil­and now natural gas­keep bubbling up as key factors in the war in Ukraine as it enters its second month. However, most Ukrainians dodging bombs and artillery­and arguably most global citizens­are still asking: “What’s this war all about?”

Even with the oil and gas issues noted above, the mainstream media continue to miss an important historical and geopolitical context behind the war which could give additional reasons for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, beyond references to “Great Russian Chauvinism”­once warned of by Lenin and adopted by Putin­to reclaim the glories of Mother Russia and re-establish the Soviet Union. Putin’s power is, after all, based on Russia’s enormous reserves of natural gas, prompting the Brookings Institution to comment as far back as 2002, “Russia is to natural gas what Saudi Arabia is to oil.”
Nord Stream 2 pipeline. [Source:]

In my comments below, I will suggest that the war in Ukraine may become known as the Mother of all Energy Wars if the U.S. chooses to escalate by sending American troops into the fray, risking nuclear war. Keep in mind that the tactics it has used so far, sending arms into Ukraine, money to support jihadist-like mercenaries and beefing up sanctions against Russia, come from an earlier playbook used most notably to undermine the pro-Russian regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Not surprisingly Putin and Assad are retaliating by sending pro-Assad mercenaries to fight in Ukraine.

Why Context Is Important

In the early 2000s, fellow investigative journalist Kristina Borjesson asked me to write an essay about how the media had covered the Iraq war for the paperback edition of her award-winning book, Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press. Kristina knew of my angst over the usual one-sided, pro-U.S. coverage of both the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. I had suspected all along that both wars were related to oil. That’s because, if you’ve lived and reported in the Middle East as I had, the oil connection to conflict is a no-brainer. But you would never know it if you followed the mainstream media in the U.S. So proving the oil connection required deeper digging.

In the course of writing the essay, I came across a statement made by a world-renowned forensic neuropathologist about the importance of context in criminal investigations: “Facts in isolation,” said Jan Leesma in an interview with CNN, “lead to all sorts of questions,” whereas “facts put in a contextual light enable the investigator to narrow down the causes.”

My essay would end up with the title “The War on Terror and the Great Game for Oil: How the Media Missed the Context.” Years later, I would incorporate my findings and expand on them in a book which has just come out in paperback titled Follow the Pipelines: Uncovering the Mystery of a Lost Spy and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil.
Follow the Pipelines: Uncovering the Mystery of a Lost Spy and [Source:]

Except as otherwise indicated, the sources for this article are all extensively footnoted in the book.

Historical Context: “Getting the Oil at All Costs”

Winston Churchill, as First Lord of the Admiralty, made a historic decision in 1911 when he decided to convert the British Navy’s reliance on coal (of which it had plenty) for its fuel to oil (of which it had none). He feared, rightly, that the British Empire would have to fight over a “sea of troubles” to find oil. Getting the oil of Iraq became a “first-class war aim” for the British during World War I. Once accomplished, distributing Iraqi oil by pipeline to the port of Haifa on the Mediterranean Sea became a factor in the 1917 Balfour Declaration that favored a home for displaced European Jews in Palestine.

During World War II, protecting the oil of Saudi Arabia was yet another first-class war aim­this time for the Americans. I know because my father, Daniel Dennett, America’s first master spy in the Middle East, was tasked with this job as the head of counter-intelligence (X-2) for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and later the Central Intelligence Group (CIG, immediate precursor to the CIA). He died in a mysterious plane crash in March 1947 following a top-secret mission to Saudi Arabia.
Charlotte Dennett suspects the British or the Russians were resDaniel Dennett [Source: Charlotte Dennett]

I was an infant then, but 27 years later, when I left my job with the Beirut Daily Star in 1975 and returned to the U.S. after dodging a sniper’s bullet on the eve of the Lebanese civil war, I began to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death. I found a steamer trunk in the family attic filled with his letters and reports that revealed his last mission was to determine­and protect­the best route for the planned Trans-Arabian pipeline.

TAPLINE would carry desperately needed post-war Saudi oil to a terminal point on the eastern Mediterranean. From there it would be shipped to ports in Europe, where it would play a major role in turning Europe’s dependence away from largely Communist-controlled coal unions to “free-market” oil, aiding to the reconstruction of Europe under the Marshall Plan. The Cold War was about to begin.
[Source: Chelsea Green]

The terminal point, once favored to be Haifa, Palestine, ended up (as my father recommended, due to instability in Palestine) next door, in Lebanon.

TAPLINE was, on reflection, just as big a deal back then as the construction of the Nord Stream Pipeline is today, as both projects were intimately wound up in the Great Game for Oil between the world’s biggest Petro Powers: the U.S. and Russia.

“Pipeline for U.S. Adds to Middle East Issues; Oil Concessions Raise Questions Involving Position of Russia”

This was the headline accompanying an article I discovered appearing in The New York Times on March 2, 1947, two weeks before the plane crash that killed my father.

The gist of this article was that this $100-million project, running across “the territories of four Middle Eastern countries,” was the source of significant consternation and resentment among America’s wartime allies. Why? Because it heralded the emergence of a major new power­the U.S.­in the Middle East, a region which had previously been dominated by the French and British. It also alarmed another rising world power: the Soviet Union, which Izvestia predicted (rightly as it turned out) would augur in an “American system of worldwide military bases.”

The Times article gave credence to this concern: “Protection of that investment,” wrote Clifton Daniel, soon to be son-in law of President Harry Truman, “and the military and economic security that it represented will become one of the prime objectives of American foreign policy in the area, which has already become a pivot of world politics and one of the main focal points of rivalry between East and West.” [Emphases added.]
Clifton Daniel - Alchetron, The Free Social EncyclopediaClifton Daniel [Source:]

This single sentence aligned with a declassified statement made by my father as he headed to Lebanon in 1944, reporting on his expected duties: “We must protect the [Saudi] oil at all costs,” he said in his otherwise heavily redacted five-page Analysis of Work.

Equally intriguing in the Times article was a map. It revealed not only the projected route of TAPLINE across the Arabian desert to a terminal point in Lebanon but the routes of two earlier pipelines built in the 1930s, one carrying the oil of Iraq to British-controlled Palestine and the other carrying Iraqi oil to French-controlled Lebanon.

These pivotal finds early in my investigation­my father’s last report, the New York Times piece, and the declassified Analysis of Work (obtained after I sued the CIA in an FOIA lawsuit) introduced me to “pipeline politics,” and how they could rapidly descend into all-out war if pipeline proponents did not get their way.

As monopoly chronicler Matt Stoller recently wrote regarding Nord Stream 2, “Pipelines ship energy. They also organize power.” And, if necessary, they can bring about regime change.

My father’s last report revealed that TAPLINE executive William Lenahan was frustrated by a highly nationalistic, anti-Zionist Syria refusing to let the pipeline cross through Syrian territory to terminate in Palestine.
The Tapline: a legacy of triumph | AramcoTAPLINE [Source:]

The end result? The CIA, in its first-ever coup, in 1949, succeeded in removing Syrian President Shukri al-Quwatli and replacing him with a police officer who gave approval for TAPLINE to transit through Syria.
Shukri al-Quwatli - WikipediaShukri al-Quwatli [Source:]

Ernest Latham, an American diplomat posted to Saudi Arabia at the time, commented that TAPLINE had assumed the role of “one of the great arteries of Empire, the American Empire in the Middle East I mean. Because that’s in fact what it was.”

And how would it be protected? Not by American troops stationed along its route as was the usual MO, as I reveal below about Afghanistan and Iraq, but by a whole nation created not only to be a refuge for European victims of the Holocaust, but also as the supreme military outpost of the American Empire in the Middle East: Israel.

Bush’s Oil Wars

Applying a post-9/11 contextual analysis of the War on Terror, I discovered how the Great Game for Oil had turned deadly, not only in Afghanistan and Iraq, but in Syria as well. As with TAPLINE, the military protection of pipelines figured largely in these conflicts.

Some examples:

*The U. S war in Afghanistan, according to U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher, was to “stabilize Afghanistan” and to link South and Central Asia “so the energy [from the Caspian Sea] can flow south.” How? through a planned Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. U.S. and Canadian soldiers were sent into Afghanistan to protect the pipeline route. The pipeline, owned by Unocal (now Chevron), never reached completion due to continued instability in Afghanistan.

Description automatically generatedTAPI pipeline [Source: Ann Linton]

Financial institutions are loathe to support pipeline construction in areas of conflict. But discussions have resumed now that the U.S. has exited its troops from Afghanistan, with assurances from the Taliban that they will protect the pipeline.
Will a Taliban victory advance TAPI? - Atlantic Council[Source:]

*The U.S. war in Iraq was designed to turn Israel into a major energy corridor along the Eastern Mediterranean, beginning with the planned rebuilding of the Iraq Petroleum Company’s Kirkuk-to-Haifa pipeline that had been built in the 1930s but was closed during the 1948 Israeli war for independence. The plans were to overthrow Saddam Hussein and replace him with an Iraqi exile, Ahmed Chalabi, who favored the pipeline and created the Iraq WMD myth.
The Guardian view on Ahmed Chalabi: mission incredible | EditorAhmed Chalabi [Source:]

American troops were sent first to protect the pumping stations along the defunct pipeline. It has yet to be rebuilt, again due to instability in the Middle East, but now that Israel is developing its massive offshore natural gas deposits in the Mediterranean, it plans to ply Europe with natural gas through its East-Med pipeline, through Cyprus and beyond.
[Source: Chelsea Green]

*The so-called civil war in Syria rapidly became a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia and their respective allies after Syria’s Bashar al-Assad rejected a proposed pipeline that would have carried natural gas from Qatar through Syria to Turkey­and on to Europe. He reportedly did so to avoid upsetting his Russian allies, which saw the pipeline as a threat to Russia’s copious exports of natural gas to Europe.

Instead, Assad, in 2011, signed a deal for an Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline­the so-called “Islamic pipeline” designed to carry Iranian natural gas through Syria to Europe. This was too much for the U.S., especially after he also proposed an ambitious Four Seas pipeline project that would have fostered a regional alliance between Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Syria, the countries that lie at the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Black Sea and the Persian Gulf. Assad envisioned Syria to be a strategic energy corridor, an ambition that ran counter to Israel’s similar ambitions.

Qatar, whose pipeline scheme had been rejected by Assad in 2010, by 2013 had spent up to $3 billion, according to the Financial Times, “over the past two years supporting the rebellion [against Assad] in Syria.” ISIS, long believed by locals to be a creation of the U.S., would soon be receiving “clandestine financial and logistical support” from the Qatari and Saudi governments, according to a leaked memo from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Obama adviser John Podesta.

ISIS would lay siege to large portions of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo that lasted four years. ISIS also moved into eastern Syria, site of Syria’s largest oil holdings. Who could forget President Trump’s inartful ordering of U.S. troops to leave Syria, only to quickly reverse course and order them to stay because “that’s where the oil is.”
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Description automaticA U.S. military armored vehicle drives in a patrol past an oil well in Rumaylan in Syria’s northeastern al-Hasakah province on November 6, 2019. [Source:]
The Clash of Empires

It is now widely accepted that Syria, on the brink of collapse, survived regime change by calling in the Russians for help. In return, Russia was promised a role in the development of Syria’s offshore oil and gas as well as enlargement of its only military base on the Mediterranean at the Syrian port of Tartus.

Putin, meanwhile, continued to monitor Western moves to penetrate Eastern Europe, aimed in part to bypass Russia’s enormous pipeline systems in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region between the Caspian and Black Seas.

Ever since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the U.S. and its NATO allies had begun encroaching on former Soviet republics that held considerable oil and gas deposits. Such incursions were in direct violation of an agreement between the on-the-brink Soviet Union and NATO that NATO would not move eastward, “not one inch.”

By 1996, a New York Times article intriguingly titled “The Third American Empire” stated that the disintegration of the Soviet Union “prompted the United States to expand its zone of military hegemony into Eastern Europe (through NATO) and into formerly neutral Yugoslavia. And­most important of all­the end of the cold war has permitted America to deepen its involvement in the Middle East.”

It took the sleuthing of California attorney and law professor Marjorie Cohn to recognize the importance of this article while tracking the activities of Dick Cheney, former CEO of Halliburton before becoming Bush’s vice president. Halliburton had become one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry and today is active in 70 countries.

What Cohn discovered was a vast network of Cheney’s oil interests that extended from the Balkans to the Middle East to the Caspian Sea, which by the late 1990s was considered the next Middle East. Cheney and his fellow neocons’ Project for a New American Century, created in 1997 to ensure that the U.S. would become “the world’s pre-eminent power,” was clearly up and running when George W. Bush became president.
Marjorie Cohn [Source]
Dick Cheney - WikipediaDick Cheney [Source:]

As it turned out, the U.S., unable to effectuate the TAPI pipeline eastward through Afghanistan, decided to run a pipeline from Baku on the western shores of the Caspian Sea to the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea.

The result was the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline company­a consortium of eleven energy companies including Chevron, Conoco Phillips and British Petroleum­starting from the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, passing through Georgia, and terminating in Turkey.

The BTC pipeline was considered the “linchpin of the shift in U.S. energy policy away from the Middle East.” It was built between 2003 and 2005, mostly underground, for fear of pipeline sabotage in some of the most conflict-prone areas of the Caucasus. As precautionary moves, the U.S. poured military assistance into the three hosting countries to ensure the safety of the pipeline and the “uninterrupted transport of Caspian oil” to Europe, completely bypassing Russia.
Location of Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline[Source:]

The Russians viewed it as a threat to their gas interests and an effort “to redraw the geography of the Caucasus on an anti-Russian map.” Azerbaijan, once firmly cemented in the Soviet Union since Stalin organized oil workers in Baku, became allied with the West due to heavy courting by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Putin’s equal in great gamesmanship.

As President Carter’s national security adviser, Zbig had masterminded the Soviet Union’s demise in Afghanistan. Though a neo-liberal and trusted associate of banker David Rockefeller, Zbig shared the neo-cons’ vision of an America gaining complete control of Eurasia, the Middle East, and the world, becoming the world’s only superpower.
Zbigniew Brzezinski in 2007. He warned that the US was destinedZbigniew Brzezinski [Source:]

In 2008, Georgia, by then the “leading recipient of U.S. arms and equipment in the former Soviet space,” invaded the breakaway Republic of South Ossetia, and Russia retaliated against Georgia with an unexpected intensity, causing many to fear then the start of World War III. War was averted, interestingly enough, because NATO declined to come to Georgia’s assistance.

Russia used the resulting peace agreement to formally recognize the independence of the two breakaway republics adjoining Georgia, South Ossetia (where the fighting had erupted) and Abkhazia. On the 10th anniversary of the Russo-Georgia War, Russia was widely regarded as the victor, using its strategic position in the two republics, according to oil historian Michael Klare, as “daggers at the BTC jugular.”
Tbilisi under Siege: Russia's Occupation of Georgia is Methodic[Source:]

What emerged from what was then seen as the first war in Europe in the 21st century was the so-called Medvedev Doctrine, named after Russia’s then president, which signaled Russia’s determination to protect its influence in the former Soviet Union, where it had friendly relations, and to resist any intrusions, especially those sponsored by the U.S. and NATO.
Inauguration of Dmitry Medvedev - WikipediaDmitri Medvedev [Source:]

Russia, according to the Doctrine, “does not accept the primacy of the United States in the international system.” This, some seven decades after Izvestia warned of the U.S. setting up worldwide military bases, largely to protect its oil interests. Spillover into the Middle East became apparent when the first world leader the Russians met with during the war was Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

That Russia was able to emerge as the winner at this stage of the Great Game was due largely to Putin’s calculation that the U.S. had been weakened, and its forces overstretched, by its disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He would go on to develop two pipelines to Turkey beneath the oil-rich Black Sea: The Blue Stream and Turkstream pipelines, both bypassing Ukraine and protected by Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
TurkStream pipeline nearly complete: Gazprom – European D[Source:]
Regime Change?

President Biden’s recent “regime-change statement” about Putin­“For God’s sake: This man cannot remain in power”­has caused an international uproar, but some commentators, like Washington Post columnist Max Boot, suggest that it was not a gaffe but an “unequivocal message of support for the brave Ukrainians who are inflicting grievous casualties on the Russian invaders.”

Certainly Putin understands that the U.S. wants to topple him, and there is plenty of evidence that officials in the Biden administration are supportive of regime change, including Victoria Nuland, the third-ranking official in the State Department.

Nuland, a neo-conservative who advised Dick Cheney on the war in Iraq, played a key role in the coup that brought down pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych in 2014, as evidenced by a leaked phone conversation with another State Department official; she has since been advocating for regime change in Russia.
Russia cries foul over Western embrace of Ukraine's demonstratoVictoria Nuland, with Geoffrey Pyatt behind her, famously handing out cookies to Maidan Square protesters. [Source:]

One has to also wonder what role Zbigniew Brzezinski’s son, Mark, is playing as the recently appointed U.S. ambassador to Poland.
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Description automatically generatChip off the old block? Mark Brzezinski. [Source:]

There is widespread speculation that the U.S. set a trap for Putin, with Ukraine as the bait, or, conversely, that Putin’s own authoritarian rule condemned him to a “dictator trap” surrounded by yes men who would not tell him the truth about his ill-advised war. There are also growing concerns that the days of global economic stability may come to an end due to the decline of the petro-dollar. History will eventually decide…that is, if humankind survives.

I conclude by returning to the World War II era when the Trans-Arabian Pipeline was identified as an “artery of empire,” and my father pledged to protect it “at all costs.” When we add up the enormous costs since then, both human and financial, of endless wars in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and now Ukraine, we can only wonder when the rulers of empires, goaded by fossil-fuel companies reaping huge profits, will fall because the costs of their military ambitions are too unbearable, too ghastly­ indeed too apocalyptic ­to endure.
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Ukraine : the Second World War continues
by Thierry Meyssan

Nato propaganda tries to minimize the presence of neo-Nazis in Ukraine by comparing it with that of equivalent groups in the rest of the West. The truth is very different. Bandéristes have gradually taken over the country over the last 30 years, rewriting history, training the youth and changing all the symbols of the state one by one. They have indoctrinated a third of the population and represent a good third of the armed forces. Their goal is to destroy Russia, which they are trying to do with the help of the Straussians.
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While working for the CIA in 1950, the criminal against humanity Stepan Bandera wrote: "The general line of our liberation policy is based on the fact that a struggle for an independent Ukrainian state is a struggle against Russia, not only against Bolshevism, but against all expansionist Russian imperialism which has been typical of the Russian people. If it is replaced by another form of Russian imperialism, it will first deploy all its energy against independent Ukraine to enslave it. The Russian people are obliged to support this imperialism. It will do everything to keep Ukraine enslaved. This is clearly demonstrated in the political thinking and feelings of the Russian mass, of all Russian circles, both communist and anti-Bolshevik."

This article is a follow-up to :
1. "Russia wants to force the US to respect the UN Charter," January 4, 2022.
2. "Washington pursues RAND plan in Kazakhstan, then Transnistria," January 11, 2022.
3. "Washington refuses to hear Russia and China," January 18, 2022.
4. "Washington and London, deafened", February 1, 2022.
5. "Washington and London try to preserve their domination over Europe", February 8, 2022.
6. “Two interpretations of the Ukrainian affair”, 16 February 2022.
7. “Washington sounds the alarm, while its allies withdraw”, 22 February 2022.
8. “Russia declares war on the Straussians”, by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, 5 March 2022.
9. "A gang of drug addicts and neo-nazis”, 5 March 2022.
10 “Israel stunned by Ukrainian neo-Nazis”, 8 March 2022.
11. "Ukraine: the great manipulation", March 22, 2022.
12. "The New World Order being prepared under the pretext of war in Ukraine", 29 March 2022.
13. “The war propaganda changes its shape”, 5 April 2022.
14. "The alliance of MI6, the CIA and the banditry", 12 April 2022.
15. "The end of Western domination", April 19, 2022.

In a previous article, I showed how and why MI6 and the CIA formed an alliance with Ukrainian Banderites during the Cold War. These men and women, who should have been tried at Nuremberg, became shadow soldiers for the victors. They could pursue their anti-Russian obsession at their service.

Following the numerous reactions of my readers, I would like to explain here how they took possession of the present Ukraine, then took over and continued the Second World War in several countries on their own. Above all, I would like to show that in the year 2000, these rabid people have changed from auxiliaries to US shock troops. They made a pact with the Straussians against Russia. It is this pact that has led to the present war.
Banderites from within and without

When the Soviet Union faltered, the Banderite leaders from within came out of the shadows and into the mainstream. Some of them had survived the Second World War and the period of unrest that followed (1945-50). They had been pardoned by Nikita Khrushchev (a Ukrainian Soviet) in 1954 and had been taken over by the system. They had entered the communist administration. They had, however, retained links with each other and with the outside Banderites of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN) [1] and the World Anti-Communist League (WACL) [2].

As the USSR faltered, a handful of students, some of whom were Banderites, organized a movement in October, 1990 in Maidan Square (then called "October Revolution Square") against any form of association with Russia. This is what is called the "Granite Revolution"; a period of great intellectual confusion. At that time, many Ukrainians did not consider that the Russians wanted to free themselves from the Soviet regime as they did. Many thought that the USSR was a form of Russian imperialism and that the Russians had tried to destroy their country.

When Ukraine declared its independence on August 24, 1991, the Banderites in general came out in the open. They did not present themselves as former collaborators of the Nazis who had committed crimes against humanity, but as "nationalists" and anti-Soviet militants. They were able to get young conscripts to sign a document committing themselves to fighting Russia in the event of a conflict. They were also able to organize a public demonstration in the streets of the capital in 1992 with 7,000 people celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Banderite army with the participation of Banderites from outside who had returned to the country.
Slava Stetsko, the widow of the former Prime Minister imposed by the Nazis, Yaroslav Stetsko, opens the session of the Verkhovna Rada. She concludes her speech with the rallying cry of the banditry, "Glory to Ukraine!
The reorganization of the Banderites (1990-98)

The internal Banderites (OUN-B) divided into the Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine (SNPU) and then Svoboda (Freedom), while the more seasoned Banderites created the Ukrainian National Assembly and the Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense Militia.

The paramilitaries of Andriy Biletsky (the "White Führer") administratively separated from Svoboda to create their own organization. But Svoboda did not change. The party’s platform continued to state that it intended to "physically liquidate all Russian-speaking intelligentsia and quickly slaughter all Ukrainophobes without trial. The party began to establish files of pro-Russians, pro-Romanians, pro-Hungarians and pro-Tatars because "this herd should be reduced by about 5 to 6 million individuals".

The Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense Militia was chaired by an outsider Banderite, Yuriy Shukhevych, son of a notorious criminal against humanity. His group engaged with the CIA in wars against the Russians, often on the side of Islamists. Their presence was disputed with the Georgians in Abkhazia (1998), but attested to with the Romanians in Transnistria (1992), with Osama bin Laden’s Arab legion in Yugoslavia (1992-95), with the Azeris in Nagorno-Karabakh (until 1994) and above all with the Islamists in the first Chechen war.

Several fighters have been identified by the Russian prosecutor’s office, including Igor Mazur, Valeriy Bobrovich, Dmytro Korchynsky, Andriy Tyahni-bok (Oleh Tyahnibok’s brother), Dmytro Yarosh, Vladimir Ma-malyga and Olexandr Muzychko. They were characterized both by their fighting skills and their cruelty. Olexandr Muzychko was elevated to the title of "hero of the nation" by the Islamic Emirate of Itchkeria (Chechnya) for "breaking the fingers of [Russian] officers, gouging out their eyes, pulling out their fingernails and teeth, and shooting others. He became the head of Emir Djokhar Dudaev’s personal guard.
A few months after his election, on May 6, 1995, Leonid Kuchma, the second president of the new Ukraine, traveled to Munich to meet Steva Stetsko and the NBA team. He could thus benefit from the discreet support of the United States to liberalize the country.

The Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN), which remained headquartered in Munich at the CIA, opened offices in Kiev.

In 1994, the president of the ABN and widow of Nazi Prime Minister Yaroslav Stetsko, Slava Stetsko, ran for parliament. She was elected (even though she did not have Ukrainian citizenship) and re-elected in 1998 and 2002. Dean of the Verkhovna Rada, she presided over the opening session on March 19, 1998 and on May 14, 2002. On these occasions, she gave speeches to the applause of her peers (but without the presence of the Communist deputies who left the room). She praised Stepan Bandera and Yaroslav Stetsko and concluded with their rallying cry, "Glory to Ukraine! » She died at the age of 82, on March 12, 2003, in Munich.
The assassination of Georgiy Gongadze (2000)

During his presidency, Leonid Kuchma privatized everything he could. The wealth was concentrated on thirteen actors, the oligarchs, grouped into three clans (Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk and Kiev). They soon had more power than the politicians. This system, which still persists, deprives Ukrainians of their sovereignty and blurs the lines.

In 2000, the journalist Georgiy Gongadze, who had gone to fight in Georgia with Banderites and then investigated the corruption of President Kushma and his entourage, disappeared. His body was later found decapitated and sprayed with dioxin to make it difficult to identify. It was then that the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada leaked tapes of a conversation between President Kuchma and his chief of staff and interior minister about how to silence Georgiy Gongadze. The end of the Kushma presidency was pathetic.

At the end of 2000, the US ambassador Lev E. Dobriansky (the leader of the Banderites in the USA) organized a bipartisan conference in Washington on US-Ukraine bilateral relations. 70 speeches were made and 12 working groups were held. The Republican delegation was led by Straussian Paul Wolfowitz and the Democratic delegation by Zbignew Brzezinki.
Wolfowitz spoke first. After praising the liquidation of nuclear weapons, the closure of the Chernobyl plant and membership in NATO’s Partnership for Peace, he announced the release of a $2.6 million IMF loan and Washington’s pressure for the EU to accept Ukraine as a member. Above all, he emphasized that Russia was still an imperialist power, as shown by the war in Chechnya in which the Banderites participated. It was therefore necessary to support them against Russia.
Brzezinski, on the other hand, compared Ukraine to Russia, finding it more democratic and less corrupt. He pleaded at length for Ukraine to be considered not as a post-Soviet state, but as a European one, and to be allowed to join the closed club of the European Union.
The inevitable had been pronounced: the Banderite allies of the Cold War were now recognized as allies of the United States in the unipolar world under construction.
The Orange Revolution (2004)

The presidential succession was not to change the balance between the clans. Kushma (Dnipropetrovsk clan) eventually fell back on the candidacy of his Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych (Donestk clan). The election was favourable to him, but provoked a fierce protest maintained by the Kiev clan (supported by the National Endowment for Democracy - NED [3]). The election was cancelled. In the second vote, Viktor Yushchenko won. This is what is known as the "Orange Revolution".

However, the new team quickly fractured behind Viktor Yushchenko on the one hand and Yulia Tymoshenko on the other. The Banderites took advantage of this internal split in the oligarchy to advance their pawns a little further in both camps.
Bis repetita: Slava Stetsko once again opens the session of the Verkhovna Rada, in 2002. “Glory to Ukraine! ".

On May 8, 2007, in Ternopol, on the initiative of the CIA, the Banderites of the Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense and the Islamists created an anti-Russian "Anti-Imperialist Front" under the joint chairmanship of Dmytro Yarosh and the Emir of Itchkeria, Dokka Umarov. Organizations from Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine and Russia participated, including the Islamist separatists from Crimea, Adygea, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Ossetia, Chechnya. Dokka Umarov, who was unable to go there due to international sanctions, had his contribution read out. Alfred Rosenberg’s Ministry of the East and Stepan Bandera’s ABN were revived in another form under the shelter of the Ukrainian state.

The division of the Kiev clan benefited the election of Viktor Yanukovych in 2010. He replaced the clan system with his family, which he placed in the top positions of the state. It became more important to maintain good relations with a relative than to represent a particular oligarch. Gradually, all political and economic life was controlled by President Yanukovych through his political party, the Party of Regions. Five oligarchs were excluded from the system. They would ally with the Straussians and the Banderites to regain power.

However, during this period, the propaganda continued and Ukrainians got used to the presence of the Banderites, now financed by the Jewish oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi. In 2011, they succeeded in passing a law prohibiting the commemoration of the end of World War II because it was won by the Soviets and lost by the Banderites. But President Viktor Yushchenko refused to enact it. Furious, the Banderites attacked the procession of Red Army veterans, beating up old men. Two years later, the cities of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk abolished the Victory Day ceremonies and banned all celebrations. President Yushchenko, shortly before the end of his term elevated Stepan Bandera to the title of « Hero of the Nation ».

When the Communist Party was astonished that a Jew was financing neo-Nazis, the Jewish Committee of Ukraine replied that he was relaying a new version of the anti-Semitic claim that it was the Jews who brought the Bolsheviks to power and that it was the Jews who started the Second World War.
During the Revolution of Dignity (2014) the mysterious leader of the Right Sector (Pravy Sector), Dmitryo Yarosh, is introduced to the crowd in Maidan Square in Kiev. As we can see, Ukrainians give him a good welcome and take up his slogans. The sequence ends with the rallying cry of the Banderites: "Glory to Ukraine! ("Slava Ukraina!").
While the Revolution of Dignity is not yet over, the Banderites organize a torchlight march in Kiev in honor of the criminal against humanity Stepan Bandera. It is no longer a small group.
The revolution of dignity, known as EuroMaidan (2014)

The Revolution of Dignity in 2014 was organized by the Straussian Victoria Nuland with the help of battle-hardened Banderites. These events are known to all, I will not return to them. This time it was an oligarch, Petro Poroshenko, who became president. The official posts were squatted by the Banderites. A third of the ministers were from Slovoda or the Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense Militia. Andriy Parubiy became secretary of the National Security and Defense Council and Dmytro Yarosh his deputy. Immediately the new regime banned the Russian language even though more than 40% of the population spoke it at home.

Refusing this return of history, Crimea voted for independence and joined the Russian Federation, while the Donbass oblasts (Donetsk and Lugnask) declared themselves autonomous.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko does not intend to implement the Minsk agreements. He intends to cut off access to public services to his compatriots in Donbass as long as they stand up to him.

In March 2014, the Ukrainian National Assembly and the Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense militia changed their names to the Right Sector under the leadership of Dmytro Yarosh and Andriy Biletskiy.

In April 2015, the Verkhovna Rada declared members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) "independence fighters." The law was enacted, in December 2018, by President Prorchenko. Former Waffen SS were retrospectively entitled to retirement and all sorts of benefits.

School curricula were changed so that children learned the new history: the Second World War is not over. It will soon end with the defeat of Russia and the triumph of Ukraine.

The Banderites imposed their law everywhere in the manner of the Nazi assault sections (SA) of the 1930s. They entered courts to threaten judges, administrations to coerce mayors and governors. Their most famous exaction was the burning of the trade union house in Odessa [4].

No one was overly concerned when Irina Farion, a Svoboda MP from 2012 to 2014, declared that "We have only one way: to destroy Moscow. This is what we live for, this is what we came into the world for: to destroy Moscow. To destroy not only the Muscovites on our land, but this black hole of European security which must be wiped off the world map,"
On October 24, 2016, President Poroshenko changed the crest of the secret service. It is now an owl holding a sword directed against Russia with the motto "The wise will rule over the stars".
The election of Volodymyr Zelensky (2019-)

The Jewish oligarch and sponsor of the Banderites, Ihor Kolomoyskyi, launched the humorist Volodymyr Zelensky into politics. He broadcast his television series Servant of the People, then organized a political party for him and finally presented him to the presidential election.

Alexej Arystowitsch, President Zelenski’s strategic communications advisor, asks in a political communications class, "How can we cheat? Who can define the principles?", then noticing that the answers do not come, he says: "You have to say exactly the opposite. If you are strong, show that you are weak. If you are close, show that you are far. If you are far away, show that you are close. You have to do the opposite of the actual situation. Note that this is not a trivial matter. How exactly do you cheat? What direction to choose to cheat in order to cheat correctly and successfully. To deceive, to put it scientifically "

His program consists of six points:
Decentralize power in accordance with European standards
Transform public administrations into European-style prefectures
Raise the standard of living of Ukrainians to a level above the European average
Adopt laws necessary for the implementation of an association agreement between Ukraine and the EU
Develop cooperation with the EU and NATO
Reform the armed forces in accordance with NATO standards.

Ukrainians who appreciated the crusade of this young artist against corruption, are seduced by his European dream and do not understand what his admiration for Nato means, elected him with 73% of the vote on April 21, 2019.

In March 2021, the city of Ternopol, and then the Lviv oblast renamed their stadiums in honor of General Roman Shukhevych (the father of the founder of the Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense Militia) and Stepan Bandera.

On July 1, 2021, President Volodymyr Zelenski promulgated the law on indigenous peoples of Ukraine. By default, citizens of Russian origin can no longer invoke human rights in court.

On November 2, 2021, Dmitryo Yarosh became an advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armies, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi. All Banderite paramilitary organizations, 102,000 men were incorporated into the Armed Forces of Ukraine. A plan of attack on Crimea and Donbass was drawn up. NATO, which already had military instructors on site, sent weapons.

On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked Ukraine to "denazify the country ».
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