“Ingsoc. The sacred principles of ingsoc. Newspeak, double-speak, the mutability of the past.” – George Orwell, 1984
As today dawned, I was looking out the window into the cold grayness with small patches of snow littering the frozen ground. As light snow began to fall, I felt a deep mourning in my soul as a memory came to me of another snowy day in 1972 when I awoke to news of Richard Nixon’s savage Christmas bombing of North Vietnam with more than a hundred B-52 bombers, in wave after wave, dropping death and destruction on Hanoi and other parts of North Vietnam.
I thought of the war the United States is now waging against Russia via Ukraine and how, as during the U.S. war against Vietnam, few Americans seem to care until it becomes too late. It depressed me.
Soon after I was greeted by an editorial from The New York Times’ Editorial Board, “A Brutal New Phase of the War in Ukraine.” It is a piece of propaganda so obvious that only those desperate to believe blatant lies would not fall down laughing. Yet it is no laughing matter, for The N.Y. Times is advocating for a wider war, more lethal weapons for Ukraine, and escalation of the fighting that risks nuclear war. So their title is apt because they are promoting the brutality. This angered me.
The Times’ Editorial Board tells us that President Putin, like Hitler, is mad. “Like the last European war, this one is mostly one man’s madness.” Russia and Putin are “cruel”; are conducting a “regular horror” with missile strikes against civilian targets; are “desperate”; are pursuing Putin’s “delusions”; are waging a “terrible and useless war”; are “committing atrocities”; are responsible for “murder, rape and pillaging,” etc.
On the other hand, “a heroic Ukraine” “has won repeated and decisive victories against Russian forces” who have lost “well over 100,000 Russian soldiers killed and wounded,” according to the “reliable” source, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley. To add to this rosy report, the Ukrainians seem to have suffered no causalities since none are mentioned by the cozy Times’ Editorial Board members from their keyboards on Eighth Avenue.
When you support a U.S. war, as has always been The Times’ modus operandi as a stenographer for the government, mentioning the dead pawns used to accomplish the imperialists’ dreams is bad manners. So are the atrocities committed by those forces, so they too have been omitted. Neo-Nazis, the Azov Battalion? They too must never have existed since they are not mentioned.
But then, according to the esteemed editorial writers, this is not a U.S. proxy war waged via Ukraine by U.S./NATO “to strip Russia of its destiny and greatness.” No, it is simply Russian aggression, supported by “the Kremlin’s propaganda machinery” that has churned “out false narratives about a heroic Russian struggle against forces of fascism and debauchery.” U.S./NATO were “horrified by the crude violation of the postwar order,” so we are laughingly told, and so came to Ukraine’s defense as “Mr. Putin’s response has been to throw ever more lives, resources and cruelty at Ukraine.”
Nowhere in this diatribe by the Times’ Board of propagandists – and here the whole game is given away for anyone with a bit of an historical sense – is there any mention of the U.S. engineered coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014. It just didn’t happen. Never happened. Magic by omission.
The U.S., together with the Ukrainian government “led” by the puppet-actor “President Volodymyr Zelensky,” are completely innocence parties, according to the Times. (Note also, that nowhere in this four page diatribe is President Putin addressed by his title, as if to say that “Mr. Putin” is illegitimate and Zelensky is the real thing.)
All the problems stem from when “Mr. Putin seized Crimea and stirred up a secessionist conflict in eastern Ukraine n 2014.”
Nowhere is it mentioned that for years on end U.S./NATO has been moving troops and weapons right up to Russia’s borders, that George W. Bush pulled the U.S. out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and that Trump did the same with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, that the U.S. has set up so-called anti-ballistic missile sites in Poland and Rumania and asserted its right to a nuclear first-strike, that more and more countries have been added to NATO’s eastern expansion despite promises to Russia to the contrary, that 15,000 plus mostly Russian-speaking people in eastern Ukraine have been killed by Ukrainian forces for years before February 2022, that the Minsk agreements were part of a scheme to give time for the arming of Ukraine, that the U.S. has rejected all calls from Russia to respect its borders and its integrity, that the U.S./NATO has surrounded Russia with military bases, that there was a vote in Crimea after the coup, that the U.S. has been for years waging economic war on Russia via sanctions, etc.
In short, all of the reasons that Russia felt that it was under attack for decades and that the U.S. was stone deaf to its appeals to negotiate these threats to its existence. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that if all were reversed and Russia had put troops and weapons in Mexico and Canada that the United States would respond forcefully.
This editorial is propaganda by omission and strident stupidity by commission.
The editorial has all its facts “wrong,” and not by accident. The paper may say that its opinion journalists’ claims are separate from those of its newsroom, yet their claims echo the daily barrage of falsehoods from its front pages, such as:
- Ukraine is winning on the battlefield.
- “Russia faces decades of economic stagnation and regression even if the war ends soon.”
- That on Jan.14, as part of its cruel attacks on civilian targets, a Russian missile struck an apartment building in Dnipro, killing many.
- Only one man can stop this war – Vladimir Putin – because he started it.
- Until now, the U.S. and its allies were reluctant to deploy heavy weapons to Ukraine “for fear of escalating this conflict into an all-in East-West war.”
- Russia is desperate as Putin pursues “his delusions.”
- Putin is “isolated from anyone who would dare to speak truth to his power.”
- Putin began trying to change Ukraine’s borders by force in 2014.
- During the last 11 months Ukraine has won repeated and decisive victories against Russian forces …. The war is at a stalemate.”
- The Russian people are being subjected to the Kremlin’s propaganda machinery “churning out false narratives.”
This is expert opinion for dummies. A vast tapestry of lies, as Harold Pinter said in his Nobel Prize address. The war escalation the editorial writers are promoting is in their words, “this time pitting Western arms against a desperate Russia,” as if the U.S./NATO does not have CIA and special forces in Ukraine, just weapons, and as if “this time” means it wasn’t so for the past nine years at least as the U.S. was building Ukraine’s military and arms for this very fight.
It is a fight they will lose in the days to come. Russia was, is, and will triumph.
Everything in the editorial is disingenuous. Simple propaganda: the good guys against the bad guys. Putin another Hitler. The good guys are winning, just as they did in Vietnam, until reality dawned and it had to be admitted they weren’t (and didn’t). History is repeating itself.
Little has changed and so my morning sense of mourning when I remembered Nixon and Kissinger’s savagery at Christmas 1972 was appropriate. As then, so today, we are being subjected to a vast tapestry of lies told by the corporate media for their bosses, as the U.S. continues its doomed efforts to control the world. It is not Russia that is desperate now, but propagandists such as the writers of this strident and stupid editorial. It is not the Russian people who need to wake up, as they claim, but the American people and those who still cling to the myth that The New York Times Corporation is an organ of truth. It is the Ministry of Truth with its newspeak, double-speak, and its efforts to change the past.
Let Harold Pinter have the last words:
The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.
Edward Curtin is an independent writer whose work has appeared widely over many years. His website is edwardcurtin.com and his new book is Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies.
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> “BIDEN’S BRINKSMANSHIP”
> “RUSSIAN ROULETTE”
> “ECONOMIC NUCLEAR WAR:”
> “THE GATHERING STORM (TROOPERS)”
Let’s assume that the war is real. There’s no guarantee of that, given the completely fabricated pandemic hoax, but let’s assume that it is.
In that case, all things considered, the war is about destroying Putin’s Russia and turning it into Yeltsin’s Russia, a broken state up for grabs, whose considerable resources can be pillaged by the West (mostly the U.S.) and serve as a new lease on life for the unbridled greed of the fuckers on top of the hierarchy. Another objective is to prevent Europe and Russia from forging an alliance, possibly with the addition of China and India at the other end, which would put an end to Anglo-Saxon hegemony.
In a way, this has been the West’s (US) modus operandi since ever, so it should come as no surprise. After all, if westerners want to retain their luxurious lifestyle, they gotta go out there and steal. True, the West is more technologically advanced, but that’s only a part of it. Pillaging is what matters most.
Anyway. So the plan is to conquer Russia and tap into whatever the Russkies have over there.
Hmmm. This is not the first time Russia has been attacked. In fact, it’s happened quite a few times in the past. And every time somebody tried, the Russians got pissed and chased them all the way back where they came from. Like Berlin. Most recently, in the 1990s, Russia almost got conquered the way the rest of the world has been subjugated – through the import of the plastic Disney-like culture of mostly US provenience. The West also naively thought that they could drink the Russkies under the table – viz Yeltsin. None of it worked.
I’ve recently read a story about some Russian woman in a cafeteria picking up leftover bread. She has it instilled in her mind that no food must be wasted. Because “they” will try again. And there will be shortages and famines. My guess is that’s how Russians see what’s happening. The West is once again trying to invade and take their land from them. And they’re fighting for their lives once again.
Now, considering the transmothefucker faggotism prevalent all over the Occident, the snowflakes who shit themselves when they’re addressed with the wrong pronoun, the entitled brats, and all the rest on the one hand, and the tough Russian mentality on the other, I think that every would-be warrior should think twice before fucking with the Russian bear.
Fortunately, here in Brasil, after defeating the proto-fascist Bolsonaro, Lula has created, to the absolute silence of my comrades on the left, our own ministry of truth, with the virtuous mission of combating fake news.
This world is realy upside down.
To think the NYT is generally credited with being a “liberal” rag- some liberals: the liberals of the Vietnam War era were pretty clearly anti-war, and the honest ones still are. In the words of General Smedley Butler, who learned the hard way, after engaging in combat so many times he was awarded the Medal of Honor- twice!- “War is a Racket.” A book well worth reading by the NYT editorial board- for free, even at Gutenberg.
You have a free comment site yet you never print my comments.
I think your comments are all there. I couldn’t find any in spam. A2
Might just be that the closest the NYT gets to truth in this article: “The war is at a stalemate.” Russian forces – the ex convicts principally, took huge casualties taking the two little towns a couple miles from the starting front lines. That sounds like stalemate. And that may be the plan and the goal for 2023. A warm up act for “The Next Pandemic”?
The NYT is not the only problem, even OFFG questioned the brutal attack on Paul Pelosi, yet the break in and attack are quite clear. As I said at the time with all the conspiracy nutters here ”sometimes things just happen”.
OFFg would….as thats what the coordinated woke alt do.
But the FBI raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate was real 😂 …..Donald is hiding classified nukes document under in his shoe box under his bed!! dont tell anyone and Team Trump has very secret photos of the deep state and when he gets elected again he will show them to the world.
Trust the plan- Pii
BTW remember to donate to his legal fund.
No, just instinct said the story was real and not some demented con.
The entire post WWII structure set up by Harry Truman must be cancelled or US citizens must formally be classified as global slaves. Not a single person in the entire US political class will stand up for us. There’s no money in it. They merely ignore us, laugh at us, and prevent us from having and enjoying a country of our own. I read that slavery is the most profitable of all businesses. Thanks for including NY Times reference to so-called “post-War order.” Americans never got to vote on whether they wished to be subservient to a permanent, unelected “post-War order” which is mainly interested in bombing and “regime changes.” This will all soon be moot as Americans are quickly being replaced by millions of homeless, non-English speaking people from violent cultures who aren’t as much trouble as we are.
[According to Pepe Escobar, the New York Times is to the Washington Post as the London Guardian is to the London Times: WaPo is read by the people who run the country, while the NYT is read by the people who think they run the country.]
By Pepe Escobar, originally posted at The Cradle:
“As confirmed by a high-level US establishment source, a new directive on NATO vs. Russia in Ukraine was relayed to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in terms of actual power, is nothing but a messenger boy for the Straussian neocons and neoliberals who actually run US foreign policy.
“The secretary of state was instructed to relay the new directive via mainstream print media, which was promptly published by the Washington Post.
“In the elite US mainstream media division of labor, the New York Times is very close to the State Department. and the Washington Post to the CIA. In the present case this important directive needed to be relayed by the paper of record in the Imperial capital. It was published as a WaPo Op-Ed.
“Crucially, the US offer totally bypasses [the puppet Z regime in] Kiev, once again certifying that this is a neocon war against Russia conducted by the Empire and its NAT[z]O minions – with the Ukrainian people as mere expendable proxies.”
I flew pre and post strike recce missions for Linebacker II, not “Operation Christmas Bombing.” The mission objectives were legitimate, the timing incidental. We flew Dec 18-24, then again 26-29. There was no “Christmas Bombing.” Even if there were, who cares???
Have you meet tonyopmoc in the comments section yet ..?
I got a feeling you and him would hit it off.
And if anyone wants to know why North Korea squandered a fortune on a nuclear ICBM program, all they have to do is read about Linebacker II(or, for that matter, bombings by B-29’s a little over a decade earlier)
How’s the vaxx uptake in the UK? Here in the US they say it’s about 70%. The 30% “hesitant” cohort we have is considerable in light of the Commonwealth’s numbers I’ve seen.
We have lost control of our republic, and earlier than many of us reckoned, long before the blatant theft of the 2020 Presidential election. Time will tell if we can recover it; I’m betting we will on such authority that a native and actual inhabitant has. Our beacon of Freedom has seldom been dimmer, but if there’s a brighter one out there I haven’t heard of it. Meantime, some of us see an epic reclamation and establishment of human liberty forming inexorably at the grassroots worldwide; we are hopeful.
Great, great article. To see the truth of the Nazi & US atrocities in Ukraine watch Patrick Lancanster & Graham Phillips on Youtube.
But then let the NYT publish something that makes our case and watch us show the article to our believing friend. It’s like when the Times published an article critical of the PCR test, how it was used and wrongly diagnosed a whooping cough epidemic. “Now do you believe me?” we’ll say to our believing friend. “It’s in the New York Times! Even they say the PCR tests are bogus.”
But then friend says, “I thought you said the New York Times lie.”
“Yeah, but …”
I mean, you ever see How To Succeed in Business Without Even Trying? The movie was presented in chapters like a “how to” book. At the time I thought it was an impossible feat; now I’m not so sure, but the lesson was Deny, Deny, Deny. Dean Martin’s (or Joey Bishop’s?) wife walks in when he’s in bed with another woman and the wife aghast says “Who’s that? and he says “Who’s who?” “That woman.” “What woman?” It goes on like that for a bit but the woman and Dino simply get dressed and the woman leaves. Dean then acts like nothing happened and the wife has no choice but to stupidly believe it never happened.
What you describe in the first paragraph is exactly what happened to me with one of my best friends. I still resent it. I never brought up the subject again. He’s a very intelligent person. I don’t get why or how people can so willingly refuse to see what’s in front of their eyes. Heard many theories and explanations of this phenomena, but they don’t help. It’s disheartening. The only positive thing I can say is that now I know how so many atrocities have been committed in our distant and not so distant past with people sitting on their hands and doing nothing about it.
While I don’t actually “understand it”, at least I have seen it happen and I know how it works.
The news media in the U.S. and Canada is so corrupt I don’t even know were to start in describing how bad it is. Even in Europe the MSM is compromised to push this corrupt agenda of depopulation, the BBC and others have sold out to governments and can’t be trusted ever to say the full truth of the matter.
The 4th Estate has become irredeemably servile.
Every political charade, every film, every song – all infotainment featuring any of the faux-oppressed sees them described fawningly, lest the critic fall foul of the Woken SS.
Every gay actor is Shakespearian, every female athlete Olympian, every black politician statesmanlike.
All portrayed that way by cringing commentators who hope that the Marxist crocodile they have nurtured will eat them last.
And this servility is now indistinguishable from terror, as they reach out their trembling hands to touch the hem of the Woken SS garment.
It is the same impulse that drove Soviet citizens to denounce their neighbors to the State, and was the reason the gulags were so full.
If we are to avoid the WEF’s technogulag, the 4th Estate must be restored or destroyed.
And I don’t believe it can be restored – the rot is too deep. The entire body is corrupted.
All we can do now is starve it to death.
Cancel all our subscriptions. Refuse to pay for flaming woke garbage.
Resolve to negatively review all woke media. Commit an hour a day to it.
Drown them all with our disgust and contempt.
The best acts of revolution are those which you enjoy.
Excellent post. Couldn’t agree more.
Well put. The ever-shriveling MSM has been feeding the public garbage for so many years they have succeeded in killing their subscribers- or so it would seem: Time, Life, U.S. News and World Reports, Saturday Evening Post: kaput, and many, many newspapers. Some survivors, notably the New York Post, turned into little more than a sleazy tabloid, leaving its founder Alexander Hamilton spinning in his grave…and who does Vanity Fair choose to keep a finger on the pulse of America? Monica Lewinsky!
Who would have dreamed ?
Who would have dreamed that we would live through something much worse than 1984 ?
Winston and Julia could fornicate in a forest 100 miles away. Ghastly Gladys actually forbade hundreds of thousands including myself from travelling more than 5 km from our dwellings until we were injected with a poison with a one in a thousand chance of killing or maiming you. Big Brother let you breathe freely. We had to suck our oxygen through plastic mesh. QR codes, pingdemcs. We have all lived through something far more surreal and nightmarish than Oceania or Eurasia. And now a war with Eurasia is looming.
And speaking of placental mammals, where are the women? The ones in Congress have devolved into harpies, quite content to carry the ramrods for the Military-Industrial- Complex. You would think, with inflation roaring due to a national debt of over $30 trillion and tottering, crumbling domestic infrastructure the last place they would squander $50 billion would be… Ukraine(!!), but money is. no object when it comes to “defending sacred democracy.” Will the real Lysistrata wake up and have a talk with them I(and then, the men, or what passes for men in this society.
Spiritual warfare from generation to generation.
Good versus evil, always has been, always will be.
What’s sad is most people don’t realise the Spiritual battle for supremacy takes place in their minds.
Hence the bible passage ” take captive every thought under the word of God”
So many are baffled by the thoughts and behaviours of the vaccinated….now you know why…
Today I listened to a beautiful speech made by tennis players Novak and Tsitsipas.They thanked one another, for making each other better players.”Tsitsipas reacts:
And ,earlier today, a bird crashed into a window.Small and warm I held it -so much life-force for this little struggling creature -I was in awe.I put it in a dark ,quiet place until it was ready to go.
Life force…life force we have in spades -it even while it’s being crushed.
I long ago lost interest in big sport. It is a mind control mechanism. But I was happy the antivaxxer won.
And thank you too Hele for reminding me of what it’s really all about and why we’re here. God Bless x
Peter Sellers – Total Genius…I guess I first heard him on The Goon Show – BBC Radio years before he did Dr. Strangelove…
The weird thing about watching “Being There” is when he comes out from what you naturally assume is a very rich house, where he is the Gardener..Never been out before, and that their is a line in every scene, which now applies to me too – though I have never met the Queen..
Washington DC – Sh1thole then…Sh1thole now.
Check the Credits – The Rand Corporation, and read there latest
Eve Rand – Shirley MacLaine – Totally Awesome
Benjamin Rand – Playing Dead??
Avoiding a Long War in UkraineThe United States has a strong interest in avoiding a long war in Ukraine. Although Washington cannot alone determine the war’s duration, it can take steps to make an eventual negotiated peace more likely.
Young Global Leaders – Not in the Same League.
World War III won’t work too well
‘Being There (1979)’ is a great film. Innocence (or angel?) meeting the world. Would like to think it could happen like that in the real world.
Sellers says very little throughout the film. People simply write their thoughts on him and assume them to be true. Similar to the ‘The Prince’ in Dostoevsky’s “The Idiot“, in that respect.
Good twist at the end when he walks across the water. Maybe we didn’t really know him either
Apparently Orwell’s inspiration for the Ministry of Truth was an ugly tall white building in central London. I photographed it from the British Museum in 2009.
An article on the building in question. Ironically from the real life Ministry of Truth.
When truth trumped propaganda in wartime – BBC News
The British Museum is Awesome I am almost certain you can’t photograph the MI5/MI6 building from the British Museum, even now..You would stand no chance now, unless you have got a really good drone.
Whilst my Girlfriend now wife worked in The City of London before we had kids, and I worked just off The Kings Road in Fulham near the Border of Chelsea…I never detected any border whatsoever…
We used to meet after work, and usually ended up slightly north of leicester square at the the marquee in wardour street soho
I had been to London before, at the Electric Ballroom, with my Ex -mainly to see Hawkwind and The Who at Wembley Stadium in 1979..but we split up. We saw Led Zeppelin too twice. Knebworth – we even took her sister and boyfriend…
I am sure we would be friends again if we meet again at a cocert in Central London or A Music Festival My wife and my ex get on really well.
They both like the same live music, and they have both put up with me
Both slim, beautiful fit..even I have still got my own hair
When we split up in 1980…never thought I would see her again…
Whilst we were living almost parallel lives (no contact – no communiaction) we both had children – a boy and a girl each..when we met again at the Royal Albert Hall we were all delighted to see each other, and the girls ran off laughing together with the tickets, as if they were teenage kids – now in their 60’s
We Like London. We live here.
I never said I photographed the MI5 building. I have never seen it. The building I referred to is in the BBC article I linked to : University of London’s Senate House.
I saw it through a window and photographed it because I had read about the possible connection between the Ministry of Truth and this building which I immediately recognized. It could have been from the gallery which had a bronze Sri Lankan statuette. The Senate House and the British Museum are both in Bloomsbury.
Many women revere a chattering fool.
Edward Curtin “As today dawned, I was looking out the window into the cold grayness with small patches of snow littering the frozen ground. As light snow began to fall, I felt a deep mourning in my soul as a memory came to me of another snowy day in 1972”
Well, this morning, as i walked down the stairs, there was this man knocking on our front door..
An old friend came round today, to collect his clothes and his golf clubs. He left them round our house about 4 weeks ago.
He’s a few years younger than me, still I guess very physically fit.
About 27 years ago, when I was working extremely long hours, my wife (2 kids + a child minder – loads of them), saw him working very hard and doing a good job in the garden next door (two gay blokes one of who’m was also working very hard (on at least one occasion we each got the wrong taxi to the airports). So she asked him, if he would do our garden…and he did for several years.
I could never get that much sense out of him (still difficult), but 40 years ago, he used to be a soldier in the British Army. He had a wife and child, but after being discharged from the British Army, he lost absolutely everything and found himself sleeping on a park bench.
4 weeks ago, he was very worried that this was going to happen again, because a couple of years ago, due to this covid stuff, he lost his main source of income – as a gardener ( a little bit like Peter Sellers, but not quite so bright). This meant, he was having difficulties paying his rent, and was expecting to be back on the park bench again. He owes about £4,495 in unpaid rent, but the court gave him 6 months to pay it off.
So he has not been evicted, and seemed quite happy with himself.
He showed us his passport – which expires in 18 months time. We had both renewed ours, so we said apply in 6 months time. He hasn’t got a computer, so he asked the obvious question. Sure I will help him fill out the passport application. I will even take a photo of him.
So I ask him where is he going – Gambia again?
He then showed me a page of his passport – Cambodia again.
Good luck to him.
I am currently watching Being There. Yes, I have seen it before many years ago. Total Class.
“Being There is a 1979 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby. Its screenplay was adapted by Jerzy Kosiński and the uncredited Robert C. Jones from the 1970 novel by Kosiński. The film stars Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Richard A. Dysart, Jack Warden, and Richard Basehart.”
Another Bot Alert! Have to say, these puerile AI posts get funnier and funnier!
There is no doubt that Russia and Putin are “cruel”, are “committing atrocities”; are responsible for “murder, rape and pillaging,”
Putin claimed that he want to liberate Ukrainians and now he is killing them. He claimed he want to defend Donetsk and Lugansk republics, and now he anexed Kherson and Zaporojie. He attempted to annex also Harkov and Odessa but was not able.
Ukrainians also are commiting atrocities, but mainly as an answer to aggression.
And in 2014 there was not an US engineered coup d’état in Ukraine, but a revolt of a part of Ukrainian population, which had the sympathy of the US government. Sympathy for a political development in an other country is not the same as engineering that political development.
I s’pose you believe in the tooth-fairy as well … STOP playing with y’self.
hey hotrod ol’ mariusmioc’s just another nazi mental midget sportin an IQ of somewhat considerably less than a fence post . . .
Yes you are correct, in 2014 there was a revolt by part of the Ukrainian population. However rather than attracting the sympathy of the US government i would say the US saw this as an opportunity to further their own goals and took advantage of the situation.
Not sure if most are aware that there is a long history of hatred between Ukrainians and Russians. Ukraine has always wanted to be independent and Russia has always wanted to control Ukraine. This situation makes it very easy for a third party like the US/NATO to come along and take advantage of these feelings of resentment.
The Ukrainian population is very willing to fight Russia – with or without anyone else’s support. So to say this is a proxy war is not entirely correct. However the US is obviously taking advantage of the situation and also couldn’t care less if hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians die on the battlefield…
And those 6 billiin dollars that Vicky Nuland was bragging about on video used to take down the elected Ukranian government was actually a donation to the Ukrainian branch of the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), I guess ???
Keep reading the New York Slimes.
Ooh, me achin’ sides.
Iain Davis explains, for the doubters, Putin’s love affair with Russian oligarchs;
The article’s an interesting read, though maybe slightly contradictory:
That, on the one hand there’s a genuine proxy war going on in Ukraine (Nato vs Russia), with a genuine clash of ideologies (unipolar vs multipolar).
And that on the other, Russia & China & The West & et al are secretly all-in-it-together, working for global governance via the UN, CBDCs and ‘public-private partnerships’.
Maybe it is possible to have it both ways. The world is a complex place. Overlap, Venn Diagrams. Areas of agreement and disagreement. Nations as schizophrenic personalities torn between mutually exclusive paradigms 🤔
‘Oligarchs’ are a nation’s rich people. Every country has them.
Think the ‘war on ideologies’ is fake.
I appreciate Iain Davis very much, because he seems to be the only person understanding the context.
UN was set up 1941 by Churchill and FTR as their world government of the future. CIA was pleased, but also strongly against communism and feeding the American mob. Rockefeller (David) replaced the financing of German fascism with Mao ca. 1947. The Anti-communist fraction of the mob wasn’t amused, but Rockefeller continued implementing his dream of technate in China. Being more and more successful with Deng Xiaoping an his priest Kissinger, they engaged young Klaus Schwab to set up a China-like agenda 21 for the world goverment UN and to develop the technologies nessecary for it.
Now the subject is only the range of influence, the ‘Lebensraum’, each of the gangs will reign.
China has massive interests in Europe and won’t have a battlefield there – the only reason, chinese friend Kissinger is against war.
But the other side of the mob would rather destroy Europe begore China can use it.
Their goal is to divide Russia in handsome regions of influence, and there is no tool, they would disgust.
Ukraine is – Sarajewo, has no separate meaning.
What are you asking for? Sarajewo?
It is a similar situation like WW 1: then it was the multicultural ‘Donaumonarchy’, that should be destroyed, because the parts were nice figures to play on the chessboard. Deutsches Kaiserreich was in the position of China: on the side of the Austrian, but not agreeing in every respect. So is Russia (Donaumonary) and China (Deutsches Kaiserreich).
It is not about friendship or even similarity: Russia as a whole or in parts would be indifferent for China if they didn’t know very well, that they would be the next goal of destruction, if Russia falls.
Maybe Croatia’s Zoran Milanovic would agree:
Quit the convience of Churchill Tag for God’s sake And for Once stop thinking like a 20th Century $$$Investing Historical Global crackpot. A German? Really, like Hell You Are…who is The Protecterate of Germany? WELL!
Piss Off and learn a little before You Think. We Are European Continental You Fucking Inter City WW2 Yuppie “uk” Cronie.
You should understand before writing instead of touretting your WW2 trauma..
What’s with all the pending?
You must be new here. The site is run by people who aren’t very savvy with computers and the web, so this is what you get. A wordpress site with a shitty spam filter.
I followed the link to Pinter’s Nobel Prize speech. A must-read. Thank you Edward.
Lovely comment from What’s Her Face towards the end of this:
“Why would they go to the trouble of mutating a virus when they can just go on stage and SAY they mutated the virus?”
I suspect that it is all part of the kabuki … i.e. muddy the waters to a point where, confusion reigns. William Casey put it ‘best’ when he suggested that ‘their’ program would be considered to be successful when EVERYTHING the peeps believe/d would be false.
Shever mustnt have thought whoever would have to constantly multilingual darlek to whatever small faces rubber dummies…who was it..? fill me in george.
The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. …In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.-Orwell
It’s a steady, everyday assault of lies on all fronts which makes up our lives, a war of attrition on good sense, or any sense of possibility of reality outside the asylum. Commercial advertising sells us a way of life dedicated to commodity accumulation for the sake of big bizzness, and PR firms are hired by the Pentagram to sell us imperialism as patriotism for more of the same. The unofficial yet number one qualification for any job is our ability to lie for owners of labor power and pay them by wage theft to produce profit by selling us back whatever they’ve dispossessed of. What a shit storm it all is to maintain this social system..
The first lie to catch my eye today was in the more prosaic propaganda of consumerism, a headline informing free market captives that retailers were now “cracking down” on merchandise returns. We’re criminally suspect for seeking redress for any of the ‘goods’ and ‘services’ of crapitalism. From there, I turned to this report from Mickey Z./Post-Woke which provided some much needed satirical balance in my padded cell: what happens to a meme deferred?
Thanks for sharing the Link in Your Padded Cell. Especially liked the dolphin cartoon; it reminded me of my grand daughter’s childhood speculation that dolphins might be more intelligent than humans.
Ha. A fellow scamdemic dissenter wisely soured on The New York Times decades ago, and his rejection hardened to a point where, in general, he point-blank refuses to read NYT articles. “In general”, because of course he will read NYT excerpts referenced in critical analysis.
He bitterly mentioned a while back that he has politely but firmly asked conventional-minded friends and associates who religiously read the NYT as an act of faith to please desist in recommending or citing NYT articles that support their views.
The bitter part came because they either ignore or “forget about” his no-NYT policy, especially when it comes to disputes about some aspect of the scamdemic. “No matter how many times I nicely remind them that I don’t read NYT articles, they insist on shoving them under my nose!”
There’s no real punch line here, except that it demonstrates the extent to which even, or especially, would-be intellectual Normals are locked into uncritical positive regard for, and reliance on, The Mighty Wurlitzer’s main keyboard. 😤🗞
Nowadays not even this happens… WE SIMPLY DON’T CARE. We just complain.
Like Jens SStoltenberg said the other day; “Weapons are the way to peace.”
How much more Orwellian than that is reality?
Well, the truth of the matter is it is not Putin who is like A.H. but the western fascist who’s dreaming of taking the russian bear-trophy head home. Napoleon as well as A.H. ánd now the US too are about to make this mistake.
But just like then those who are the real force behind it all are never visible in the public’s eye, like the evil one who can make the world believe he doesn’t exist. It is the system of the hidden hand coercing and securing the hidden agenda’s of those who take pride in the sacrifice of humans at the slaughterhouse called “defending democracy and peace”
They’re are some people out to destroy there’s some that are still out to destroy.
Whatever is happening between the US and Russia, the Russian government is fully implementing the Great Reset. On that, people like Edward Curtin seem curiously silent.
The digital ruble: A friendly CBDC you can trust. Russians are excited for safe and convenient central bank digital control tokens. Edward Slavsquat, 1/29/23.
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CDBCs are a bit like tokens at the Arcade. You can only spend them on the games there. Their ramifications certainly need to be discussed but better on a country-neutral basis.
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My mother was politically active in the 1930s and she taught us children some political facts of life. One was the eternally useful “Field Guide to Recognizing Fascism (and Fascists)”. The other was reminding us that “The electorate has a short memory”. This latter notion is has been shown over and over and not just with the signature wars like Vietnam and Iraq. The lead up is equally important, the way that the world is carefully divided into ‘us’ and ‘them’ and how propaganda leads us to take the right side. I’ve referred to this in other posts as “Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad” (from Orwell’s “Animal Farm”).
February 24th last year was the date that we suddenly forgot all about the continual drip, drip of sanctions against Russia, the constant attacks on the country, its people and its culture, the overwhelming pressure on Germany to scrap Nord Stream 2, the nasty civil warr going on in the East and the ingrained graft and corruption in Ukraine. Suddenly it was the democratic underdog Ukraine versus the nasty fascist Russian bear, 1939 all over again. Lost in the wash was the Minsk agreements, now openly admitted by Makron, Merkel and Poroshenko to be a sham, just a ruse to buy time to arm Ukraine and not the agreement to end the civil war. Also lost in the noise is the question ‘Arm against whom and why?’. Obviously against Russia. We point at Crimea, oblivious to the notion that its been a major Russian naval base for longer than the UK’s been in Gibraltar. The idea that Russia would just walk away from these facilities, handing the keys to NATO as they left, is ludicrous.
This war — and it is a war despite the “Special Military Operation” handle — is existential for Russia. There is no way it will let NATO have exclusive control of the Black Sea or threaten (or even dominate) the trade routes down the Volga to the Caspian. So the process of escalation will continue. Since the original NATO strategy of holding the Russians back while total economic sanctions crashed their economy hasn’t worked — its us in the west who are having to live with “Guns before Butter” — this escalation will eventually get really nasty. Since the Chinese are also pretty good at reading the writing on the wall they’re not going to sit back and be surrounded by hostile powers so they’ll be involved (and don’t forget Iran and the rest of the Middle East — the populous bit — has a bone or two to pick with the US and its proxies). The stage is set for Armageddon.
(BTW — There are still Russians around today that remember the last time German Panzers were in Ukraine.)
We had to destroy the village in order to save it. That doublethink of the military mind sums up the logic of lies by which US crimes were committed in Vietnam and beyond. And it’s only gotten worse since then, more “systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless,” as the past three years have chillingly demonstrated – for those who are paying attention. From lockdowns to kill shots, military to economic warfare, it’s now all humanity that must be saved by the ruling psychopathy.
Amerika is a lie wrapped in mystification inside an empire of deceit. As Big Brother’s newspaper of record with all the news fit to print (the unfit stuffed down the memory hole), the NYT bears the gravitas of great lies. But it represents all the lesser lies good Amerikaners live every day, without which such monumental monstrosity could not be built.
What is the NYT or any other ruling institution but the product of many little Eichmanns just doing their jobs in demonic machinery defending the indefensible? How would covid or any other of the coups for the new world disorder be possible without the ranks of professionals and files of foot soldiers doing their duty to make the unthinkable real?
Speak truth to power. It’s been said the powerful already know the truth that they lie and don’t need to be reminded. But maybe it’s not for them but us that we need to take a stand and say no more. When we do, there’s more of a chance – not without risk – that the spells and fears which govern the powerless might be broken and more might awake to our own power to make deadly deceits give way to honest life-affirming alternatives.
At this late stage of devolution, no one’s going to save us from the self-appointed saviors of humankind but ourselves. We are the ones we have been waiting for.
people and land clearance are always a priority for the Empire. Why don’t they just admit to indigenous cleansing. Empire’s build back better.
probably what is happening ukr, however we want to dress it…?
You nailed it right here: “Amerika is a lie wrapped in mystification inside an empire of deceit.”
Yes. What group did Amerikaner’s obtain their model FROM?
Project Mockingbird was misinterpreted. It’s not that journalists work for the CIA. Instead, CIA agents pose as journalists i.e. many NYT “reporters’ are really CIA agents.
Who they actually work for is academic. Its normal for agency operatives to work for regular companies so its likely that anyone in the NYT who works for/with the CIA is a bona-fide NYT employee.
I think we’re forgetting what the CIA actually does. Intelligence isn’t just collecting information, its also filtering and disseminating it. This flow of information is designed to serve the national interest. Some will be super-secret, a lot (probably all of it) will just be used to further US policies. To get the information disseminated requires contacts in the media (or, in the case of outfits like VOA, the actual media itself). All perfectly normal.
Most intelligence work is just consuming media from the target country with comparatively little coming from covert sources and probably even from outright spies.
Yes. David Sanger uppermost.
The lies will continue because the agendas continue. What the psychopathic plutocrats refuse to accept is there are spiritual laws that always play out and KARMA is one of them also called the Law of Consequences for every thought and action there are consequences within us and externally. When one has a consciousness of psychopathy and follows through on that madness, the consequences play out in harmful ways. We are seeing this in Ukraine as well as the US. The moral rot is metastasizing rapidly. The question is will the consequences lead to another major war?
Karma you say ? No sooner does New Zealand’s Jacinta Ardern vacate The Big Chair – Auckland gets drenched in 10 inches of rain in 18 hours.
So you figured out new york times is dodgy..
Question..? how is it, you haven’t done the same for the new york times sellers list of fucking shills that like to show of they’ve been New York Times best sellers list….
Because the Crimson refused to sell ads for my book (ahem, Malvern, malvernthenovel.com), I came up w the ad: ‘And you thought Alan Dershowitz was the worst thing about Harvard.’ The NYT sales department at first okayed it, requiring only that the ad specify it was an ad. They then came back and rejected it, suggesting, ‘And you thought Alan Dershowitz was the most controversial thing about Harvard.’
The Yale Daily News also rejected the ad.
“As the Ukraine Dog and Pony Show rages on ReichKommander Fraulein Chrystia says:
Ubermenschen- Useless Eaters support the troops (Making Vinnatsas Great Again).
“Support the NATO Nazi War Racketeers
and be prepared to pay through the nose, starve, freeze and be culled for the Reich.
Psycho Nazis uber alles! Corporate Fascism and Eugenics forever.
PS. Don’t forget to pick up the latest issue of the NYT (where all the bullshit that fits they print), the Yellow Rag of Record, generating fish wrapping and bird cage liner since 1851.”
This is a crudely fabricated picture. The left top part of the picture shows that the whole group of military personnel was cut out and has been stuck onto the picture and has been beset by unnatural shadows. It also shows that some background is glaringly white, others toned with colour – that the legs on the soldier, behind the “gunner” besides being anatomically wrong, do not fit to the head behind. The light reflections contradict themselves and are unnatural. This is also to be noted on the bodies and on the pole. Compare his glaringly white hand with the black with the black in which his legs disappear. On none of the figures left arm is the eagle visible, nor are the ss runes on the collars.
Actually I think its a still picture from film footage (iwm) it could be from world at war.
Looks fake to me.
The act of murdering a lot of people by shooting them with their bodies falling into trenches is well documented. There are even some eyewitnesses of these events alive today — they’d have been children back then but its the sort of image that sticks.
One thing that you should bear in mind is that this process of murder was well organized, everything from sizing the pits, recruiting local labor to dig them, rounding up the victims and having enough lime to cover the bodies. They were not random acts, they were carried out by special squads that were not part of the Wehrmacht even though they wore army uniforms. Army personnel in the area were ordered to keep away so there are relatively few reports from the military. So the fact a picture actually exists is something of a miracle; it could be enhanced but it doesn’t alter the fact that millions of people were killed.
RE: Second paragraph. Add to that the administrative part of it, the paperwork. This is how the State functions, and could ever function: everyone of its cogs seemingly doing a task of no serious consequence – everyone except those who inflict le coup de grâce that is, until you see the big picture: a horror.
If we put everything human on one end of a spectrum, the State places itself automatically on the other end.
einsatzgruppen – mostly Hiwis – Ukrainians.
One of those places is a ravine just outside of Kiev called Babi Yar.
Back in March, Zelensky actually claimed that a Russian missile blew up the memorial at the site, and the NYT et al ran with it, and it literally took a (Jewish) journalist from Israel to put the word out that the entire story was horseshit.
BTW, it’s still horseshit. The memorial has never been touched by Russian forces.
You people and the ‘nazi’ holohoax brainwash.
Jewish/communism had done 1 zillion time worse in history, but because they own t he mainstream media, hollywood and control academia, they deflect attention from themselves and silence anyone who dares to criticize them.
There was no holocaust, instead the communist jews – only in Russia – slaughtered 66 million christians, according to Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
I read an article the other day regarding the uptick in weapons shipments scheduled for delivery to the former Ukraine. The press conference with Mr. Biden was (as usual) negatively impressive… Also impressive were the number of other countries donating tanks, aircraft, missile systems, electronic surveillance equipment, strategic advisories, and on and on.
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My favorite phrase of the entire Orwellian clown show is “vaccine hesitant.” Whenever I would get this thrown at me I would aggressively respond with: “I’m not vaccine hesitant, I have no hesitation whatsoever in rejecting an experimental poison from a serial felon.”
I not only would never allow for this mRNA poison to be put into my body I unequivocally reject all vaccines and have my entire adult life.
Anyone who has studied the topic in depth knows that every aspect of the “vaccine story”, starting back in the 1800’s up to present, is complete fraud. Vaccines have done nothing but harm people and line the pockets of the medical establishment. Vaccines are barbaric- all of them.
The urgent message that we must take from these past two years is that we are under sustained psychological warfare and have been for quite some time.
“Vaccine hesitant” is a real aggro macho bully boy term. Thus emphasising the militaristic mentality all propaganda aspires to.
Speaking of the shots and of newspapers, there’s a 2 column Editorial in today’s Boston Globe: “Moderna is planning to dramatically raise the price of its COVID vaccine. Biden shouldn’t let it.” Are you kidding? In 2023, the issue is price, not deaths and side effects?? The “issue” is that all Americans need to have affordable access to this life saving intervention. The shots will be free to people with health insurance, but those poor souls without insurance should have access to cheap shots, right Mr. Biden? Moderna is headquartered in Cambridge, so of course the Globe will be a cheerleader for the local team, even if they are slapping their hand over the greed of raising the price of the shots by $100 each. But I just shudder at the complicity in genocide.
I used to live in Cambridge, Maskachusetts, and in that summer of 2020 would often walk along the Charles river, usually on the Boston side (no mask required there, unlike on the Cambridge side). There were already spray-painted stenciled messages all over the walking paths saying, “Free the vaccine!” If I remember right, they often showed a spiky ball next to it.
I got this today
Hello, this is an automated message from the Centers for Disease Control Vaccination Registrar. Our records indicate that you have not received any COVID-19 inoculation. One of our representatives may follow up with you personally to help you locate an appropriate center where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine greatly increases the chance of complications resulting from the disease. Federal regulations may soon restrict your movement based on vaccination status.
Smiled at “Our records indicate that you have not received any COVID-19 inoculation.”🙂 They really are keen on the job with no escape, aren’t they?
Here is a possible solution to this and the rest of the problems the State is determined to cause us (it and those who work in it can’t help themselves):
1. Expropriate the billionaires of the world (the question is how; the trillionaires may be difficult to reach);
2. Make a worldwide offer: All State officers, including security officers, clerks and other registrars, are offered twice their current income for quitting their job and doing humanitarian tasks;
3. As the State extinguishes, compensate with cooperation through direct interaction of relatively small groups;
4. We may repay the expropriated billionaires for their – forced – help with produce;
5. The State is gone; economic activities are carried by the interested parties directly without centralised authority.
we are under sustained psychological warfare and have been for quite some time
how bout this:
under unrelenting fiendish pharmaceutical, chemical and psychological torment from birth
“Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.”
– Frank Zappa –
(December 21, 1940 – December 04, 1993)
True. But people and other living things die…
Summer ’68 was the only time I went to the US with family. 14yrs, I’d read all Orwell, we had Animal Farm at school 12-13yrs they were school books for us lads.
Basically it would be part of school curriculum to expand our thought and reasoning. I think it was around when I turned 18yrs I realised his books were also printed in the United States.
Previously around ’67? The TV series Prisoner fascinated me also..That kind of thing back then.
This was of course before the boom of digital computerised, I must say I don’t particularly favour it today because it is Propaganda and no longer a private read and thought for us British in our own languages.
So thank you Curtin wherever you are from where I go and end up one day perhaps our 360’s may bump into each other, I”ll say hello instinctively…Think on….What you are going to say.. then will exclaim together…”BLAHLWALLISM”!! And offer up our Smart Phones to The Gods!
Be Seeing You
aye, i was just thinking of “English” as a subject at school yesterday – most of the books we HAD to read all made us question things, behaviours… structures of society…
what was that one ” All His Sons” or something like that, dodgy component manufacturer in wartime.. . .
“of mice and men,”, “the house with the green shutters,” etc etc.. . .
A lot of that was probably our teachers, many of whom were teachers by second choice, i.e. had real life experience in other fields before becoming teachers.
aye well, we see what “school” has become these days.
the entire public realm has been defiled by shaitan.
The latter half of the 60s was an unintended consequence of post-WW2 idealism. Although the Cold War was in full swing we had made the mistake of investing in education, education that was spearheaded by teachers who’d been in the fight against Fascism, often literally in the front lines. This lead to a dreadful situation where when it became time to get young people behind the program of going to kill Gooks in order to further promote ‘freedom and democracy’ they pushed back, asking all sorts of dumb questions like “What have the Vietnamese done to us that means we have to kill them?” and “How about a bit of freedom and democracy for Black people?”. This led to a serious crisis (and open warfare at the 1968 Democratic National Convention). Something Had To Be Done.
Social pressure via the War on Drugs was one way. Re-orienting education so it was narrowly targeted as vocational training — cutting funding for extra-currricular activities, regimenting curricular and setting the system up so the consequences of non-conformity were failure and the consequences of failure were dire was a really effective strategy. Media was corrupted with the focus being on “I” rather than “We” (look at how TV changed from “Rockford Files” to “Miami Vice”, for example). The poison took some time to work its way into the body politic but decades later here we are. Once the Boomers (the 60s generation) are dead they’ll be buried and forgotten — a dangerous and unwelcome period is social history that very nearly upset the status quo.
Kissinger is and was a visible face of the “monolithic and ruthless conspiracy”. He represents the interests of no nation and he’s happy to use and abuse all nations with equal measure. Of course, most of the people who actively push Kissinger’s “multipolarity” agenda are paid propagandists, but there still seems to be a large number who have been blinded by their hatred of the various manufactured phantoms.
The “Multipolar” World Order is a rebranding exercise. It used to be called “New” and it’s being pushed by Infowars and Zero Hedge on behalf of Kissinger.
NewsWars: Oct 15, 2022
By Zero Hedge, April 10, 2021
Kissinger Warns Washington: Accept New Multipolar Global System Or Face A Pre-WWI Geopolitical Situation
In a recent Chatham House webinar with former British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, 97-year-old Kissinger called on the U.S. to create a balance with existing global forces . . . [see Newsweek article]
Kissinger’s career is washed in blood . . . However, his most recent statement about the U.S. and the international system is actually a mature proposal that would be beneficial for world peace if the Biden administration accepts his advice that the global order is changing. It is unlikely that Washington is ready to unilaterally end its hard and soft power aggression as it falsely believes it can maintain a unipolar order. It is always difficult for Great Powers to accept that the world has changed, especially when it is to their detriment.
In the end, Washington will have to resort to a strategy resembling Kissinger’s suggestion of finding equilibrium, whilst also accepting the multipolar reality that has been established.
Endless U.S.-China Contest Risks ‘Catastrophic’ Conflict, Henry Kissinger Warns
March 26, 2021
Veteran diplomat Henry Kissinger has warned that the U.S. and China must come to an understanding on international affairs or risk “catastrophic” conflict that will benefit neither nation. Speaking with former British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt in a Chatham House webinar on Thursday, Kissinger said that “endless” competition between the world’s two largest economies risks unforeseen escalation and subsequent conflict, a situation made more dangerous by artificial intelligence and futuristic weaponry.
I wouldn’t say the interests of ‘no nation’. It’s quite clear which nation’s interests he represents.
Kissinger changed his mind (or had it changed for him) at Davos. He now supports Ukraine.
Things didn’t go according to the original plan and so the position pushed via Kissinger has been evolving. He probably doesn’t “support” Ukraine, but it’s likely the plan has now been revised and that will include the restoration of the 1991 borders. It may also include the dismemberment of the Russian Federation since it’s no longer capable of serving a useful purpose.
Victoria Nuland reveling in the destruction of Nordstream 2:
Er, wasn’t it an act of international terrorism?
It’s one of those moments when one can see what their “rules-based international order” amounts to.
To be clear, this is not a “war” as it’s been defined in the media and elsewhere quoted by individuals.
This is a special military operation by definition. If you want a war then thats a completely different apparatus and one this is not been waged upon Ukraine by Russia.
Second, the Vietnam war – waged by the imbecile previously known as JFK, that was a war of aggression upon a nation. It was then expanded to neighbouring countries like Cambodia and Laos by no other than the great war criminal, Mr. Kissinger.
The two are only related in that a corrupt administration decided to overthrow a foreign government (or two) that they deemed unworthy for corporate expansion.
Thirdly this special military operation for all intents and purposes has already more or less succeeded in liberating the territories it set out to do so. This part seems to go unnoticed in the West. Basically Russia already “won” the mission.
Russia also liberated a few more regions and I suppose these are to be the bargaining chips in negotiating a truce. If not then I am confident the Russians will launch a real military operation to land lock Ukraine once and for all, and yes that will be a big blow to some in Washington.
Odessa will fall quickly in a true war. The ball is in the Wests’ court or shall we say Londons court. The US basically do as London tells it – its not the other way round.
Mr. Sunak is still catching up on his nightly readings. I doubt he knows what he signed up for but if he ever gets to the final chapter I doubt he will like the ending.
The woman that all seem to like to blame as being behind it all is basically what I can tell, truly not up to snuff. She’s about as dimwitted as they come. A true soldier of Londons elite oligarchs that run the show.
And what was the coup in Ukraine all about? Well it’s evident by now. Regime change in Russia. Make Mr.Putin suffer defeat ( political or other) and let’s get in there and get back our LUKOS and the rest of the lootings we were prevented from stealing back in 1999.
Mr.Zelensky, the poor comedian is so out of his league. I true martyr to the end I suppose, at the hands of the US no doubt.
This fool ran on the platform of uniting Ukraine and reaching out to the Donbas and Russia even thought there may be a glimmer of hope under this actor. They were wrong.
The game may have been all along an elaborate trap set by European nations to lure London, to rid the UK and the US from European soil once and for all. Perhaps the destruction of NATO and the current version of the EU as well. Who knows. It looks that way doesn’t it.
The crux in all this is the poor nation of Ukraine being played, and this is where the similarity to Vietnam can be drawn. The people suffered at the hands of a corrupt few. Vietnam truly fought for it.
Ukrainian people need to be fighting the Zelenskyy junta, not Russia.
somebody just told me that orwell stole this. Yevgeny Zamyatin’s ”WE”
All modern dystopian literature owes a huge debt to Mr. Zamyatin.
i can’t remember hearing about him.
This ‘conflict’ is another psychological operation, with casualties, that encourages people to choose a side.
Military forces are not controlled by sovereign Nations.
Sitting on the fence and not taking a side, or better yet a stance as I see it, is what got you this “conflict” in the first place.
Now you must identify the reality and act upon it.
Crimea was just that. How many innocents perished? The western Nations call it an annexation. I call it a referendum. No sitting on fences here.
How many innocents perished at the Maiden Square in 2014? I think they called them martyrs … like your highways of heroes bullshit. Misdirection aimed at controlling the narrative that the government sent people to die for no cause other than to line their handlers’ pockets.
There are real fights for real causes. We live in this quagmire because too many psychological operations are at play without any strict defiance to prevent them from occurring in the first place.
Interesting to mention Orwell.
What if there is no war in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, etc and never has been?
I am not saying that all wars are fake, but the ‘war’ in Ukraine definitely looks fake to me.
Or in Orwell’s words (in looking back on the Spanish wars, I quote:)
‘ Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper, but in Spain, for the first time, I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie. I saw great battles reported where there had been no fighting, and complete silence where hundreds of men had been killed. I saw troops who had fought bravely denounced as cowards and traitors, and others who had never seen a shot fired hailed as the heroes of imaginary victories, and I saw newspapers in London retailing these lies and eager intellectuals building emotional superstructures over events that had never happened. I saw, in fact, history being written not in terms of what happened but of what ought to have happened according to various ‘party lines’.
Yet in a way, horrible as all this was, it was unimportant. It concerned secondary issues – namely, the struggle for power between the Comintern and the Spanish left-wing parties, and the efforts of the Russian Government to prevent revolution in Spain.
But the broad picture of the war which the Spanish Government presented to the world was not untruthful. The main issues were what it said they were. But as for the Fascists and their backers, how could they come even as near to the truth as that? How could they possibly mention their real aims? Their version of the war was pure fantasy, and in the circumstances it could not have been otherwise.’
Yep and while they pretend like this multipolar world is being built, both sides, east and west continue to push the same con-vid nonsense.
Russia signed a digital id bill before the holidays cause it’s that sneaky.
I heard for every Russian soldier dead there is 10 Ukrainian soldiers dead. Somehow Ukraine still has soldiers? WTF
F both sides, fake endless war.
eh, NATO mercs? or is that like flat earth? you need to watch wider. Try Yandex, they translate for you,
so you believe Rus have 100,000 dead soldiers??
otherwise both of you talk only of MSM shiteshow.
people die, landscapes are emptied and polluted, fact.
all part of the game. It is probably as fake as any other war of the modern era.
that does not mean millions will not be, in the first instance, traumatised tae fucking fuck from this war.
qualify fake – real reasons for “war”, or real dead bodies and fucked up lives??
Spanish Civil War deutsche waffen und taktiken.
Does saying its not true get you put in prison…?
And the “free West” we are living in now resembles the way the Soviet Union was portrayed. So all the “news” reported within those Eastern totalitarian regimes that we used to laugh at is the stuff we are being fed now. (And even then we had to rely on our own “news” machine to tell us about other countries’ news.)