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  • President Putin’s speech marking the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood

    09/24/2022 6:50:36 PM PDT · by delta7 · 25 replies
    The Saker ^ | 21 Sep22 | Saker
    Gala concert devoted to the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood Vladimir Putin made a speech at a gala concert marking the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Friends, Today, we are marking the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood. I would like to congratulate you on this momentous historical date that is of key importance for Russia. Veliky Novgorod, Rurikovo Settlement, Staraya (Old) Ladoga and Izborsk are the cradle of Rus, the source of our civilisation and our state, our culture and education. It is from here, from the north, that the guards of the first Russian...
  • WW3 fears as Putin prepares to go all in on Ukraine: Russia paves the way for conscription and scrambles to annex Ukrainian territories, warning the West 'all forces' will be used to defend them

    09/20/2022 9:45:32 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 482 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/20/2022 | Chris Pleasance
    Vladimir Putin appeared poised to go all-in on his war in Ukraine today, sparking fears of an escalation in fighting that could drag in NATO and spark World War Three. In a day of rapid-fire developments, Kremlin stooges in Ukraine's Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions simultaneously announced referendums on becoming part of Russia between September 23 and 27, with the sham votes expected to easily pass. Dmitry Medvedev, a staunch Putin ally, then vowed 'all forces of self-defence' will be used to protect what he called 'Russian territory' - teeing up a new phase in the conflict involving weapons...
  • EU Declares Energy Crisis 'Emergency', the US Will Not Be Immune

    09/01/2022 5:02:15 PM PDT · by delta7 · 41 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 30 Aug 22 | Mish
    European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen declares an energy emergency. The crisis will not be contained to Europe. EC President Seeks 'Emergency Intervention' in Electricity Market Please note Ursula von der Leyen Calls for 'Emergency Intervention' in Electricity Market. "The skyrocketing electricity prices are now exposing, for different reasons, the limitations of our current electricity market design," the European Commission president said on Monday while addressing the Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia. "[The market] was developed under completely different circumstances and for completely different purposes. It is no longer fit for purpose. "That is why we, the Commission, are...
  • Russian MoD updates the losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces after the failure of their counter-offensive

    09/02/2022 6:20:00 PM PDT · by Vlad0 · 56 replies
    The Vineyard of the Saker ^ | Aug 30, 2022 | Russian Ministry of Defense
    (machine translation, emphasis added) The Russian Defense Ministry said that the APU lost more than 1,200 people in an attempt to attack The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), while trying to conduct an offensive in Mykolaiv-Krivoy Rog and other directions, suffered heavy losses, more than 1,200 soldiers were destroyed. This was reported to journalists by the Ministry of Defense of Russia. According to the ministry, Russian troops destroyed 48 tanks, 46 infantry fighting vehicles, 37 other armored combat vehicles, 8 pickups with heavy machine guns. In addition, while repelling the enemy’s offensive, the Russian military defeated the units of the...
  • Scott Ritter - Ukraine Russia War Latest

    08/31/2022 6:34:08 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 25 replies
    Ritter notes that Russian war aims have expanded to include the idea that Russian and Russian-speaking regions of the former Ukraine will come under Russian governance and control, noting that Ukraine has forfeited the right to govern Russians. He notes that these areas have basically been abandoned by Kiev one way or other.
  • The Conflict Between The West And Russia Is A Religious One

    08/28/2022 6:40:42 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 56 replies
    theburningplatform ^ | August 28, 2022 | Emmet Sweeney
    The war currently underway in Ukraine, which pits Ukraine as a proxy for the collective West against Russia, is primarily an ideological or religious one, with Russia representing what is left of Christian Europe, and “the West” representing a totalitarian ideology that abhors religion in general and Christianity in particular. This statement may sound strange, given the fact that some Westerners – though fewer every day – still see “the West,” (basically Europe and North America) as Christian, and Russia as Communist, or crypto-Communist.
  • Russia tightens after Ukrainian counterattacks fail

    08/26/2022 6:52:08 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 93 replies
    Mercouris explains the reason for the slow and deliberae pace of the Russian rescue operationAside from everything else, this conflict is going to kill the basic business model for the US MIC. Nobody is going to want to buy US weapons after this.
  • British soldiers warned to ‘prepare loved ones’ for deployment to Ukraine in war against Russia

    08/23/2022 6:29:18 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 41 replies
    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk ^ | 22 AUG 2022 | ByCatherine Addison-SwanSea n Rayment
    Army members have been told that they "must be prepared" for the possibility of being deployed to Ukraine to fight in the war against Russia. Warrant Officer Paul Carney issued the warning six months on from Vladimir Putin's invasion of the country in February, saying that British troops “must be prepared for new realities” as the UK military was now “shaping itself to meet the threat from Russia”. WO1 Carney, the Army’s highest-ranking Warrant Officer, instructed soldiers to check that they were physically fit enough for operations, as well as taking the time to have conversations with family members, The...
  • The Puppet Masters of Ukraine

    08/20/2022 3:33:37 PM PDT · by Pollard · 35 replies
    The Puppet Masters of UkraineDems, Repubs and NATO(All links open in new tab/window) It seems NGOs and in particular, the president and CEO of one of them are in charge of shaping US policy in Eastern Europe and have been for many years.NED is funded by congress and also helps fund the a couple of other NGOs , one made up of democrats and one made up of republicans both of which are also funded by congress. Can you say incest? I knew you could.The National Endowment for Democracy (NED)https://www.ned.org/about/board-of-directors/The National Endowment for Democracy has supported democracy-building efforts in Ukraine...
  • Geopolitics: the world is splitting into two

    08/20/2022 7:37:37 PM PDT · by delta7 · 34 replies
    Goldmoney ^ | 18 Aug 22 | Alister Macleod
    While we are being distracted by Ukraine, President Putin has advanced his geopolitical goals materially. Aided and abetted by President Xi, Putin is taking the Asian continent into his control. That mission is well on its way to being achieved. He now awaits the winter months to finally force the EU to reject America’s hegemony. Only then, will the western end of the Eurasian continent be truly free of American interference. This article explains how he is achieving his strategic goals. It examines the geopolitics of the Asian landmass and the nations tied to it, which are commercially and financially...
  • FROM PIED-PIPER TO TROUBLE-MAKER – U.S. INFLUENCE STARTS TO WANE, EVEN AT THE U.N. – ‘COUNTRIES ARE ASKING: IS IT REALLY SO WISE TO BE AMONG THOSE WHO BEAT DOWN RUSSIA?’

    08/17/2022 7:54:02 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 23 replies
    Malaysia Chronicle ^ | 8/17/22 | Malaysia Chronicle
    “As the war has dragged on, it has become harder to find meaningful ways to penalize Russia,” said Richard Gowan, U.N. director at the independent International Crisis Group.In some cases, Western countries are shying away from some specific moves, fearing tepid support, as rising vote abstentions have signaled a growing unwillingness to publicly oppose Moscow, diplomats and observers said.The European Union mulled a plan in June to appoint a U.N. expert to investigate human rights violations in Russia, according to diplomats, but it shelved the idea over fears nearly half the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva might oppose...
  • Ukie terrorist activity in Kherson

    08/16/2022 8:55:35 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 71 replies
    "Intel Slava Z In the Kherson region, members of the organization "Civil Corps" Azov ", created under the battalion of the same name, were detained. The detainees prepared sabotage and terrorist attacks in Kherson, collected and transmitted data about the Russian military, and planned to assassinate representatives of regional authorities. Remarkably, Vadim Kravchenko, the detained head of the local cell, personally informed about this. The unfinished partisan said that he, along with several other militants who already had combat experience, were in touch with the Security Service and the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, to whom they transmitted information about...
  • China’s Friends in America Rally to Its Saber-Rattling

    08/09/2022 4:16:05 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9 Aug, 2022 | William R. Hawkins
    Nothing energizes the radical Left like the chance to back a foreign enemy in its attacks on America. Beijing’s government owned and operated media launched an array of military threats in the days leading up to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan that if carried out would have triggered a regional war, perhaps even World War III. Militant emotions were drummed up on Chinese social media with any dissent censored. This saber-rattling rallied so-called “peace” groups in the U.S. to China’s cause. Nothing energizes the radical Left like the chance to back a foreign enemy in its attacks on...
  • Yes, Ukraine Has a Nazi Problem

    08/02/2022 7:30:22 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 3, 2022 | Spengler
    This should have been a Monty Python sketch, along the lines of the “Dead Parrot” classic. Germany’s leading center-right newspaper Die Welt posted a banner headline at the top of its page last Friday evening just before Shabbat came in here in New York: “[Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andrej] Melnyk’s statement trivializes the Holocaust.” In a radio interview last week, Melnyk compared Ukrainian Nazi leader Stephan Bandera to Robin Hood and vehemently denied—in the face of massive historical documentation—that Bandera had helped to murder 800,000 Ukrainian Jews during World War II.” The Banderites also helped to murder between 40,000 and...
  • In Taiwan, as in Ukraine, the west is flirting with disaster

    08/04/2022 3:11:53 AM PDT · by Cathi · 48 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 3, 2022 | Simon Jenkins
    Arguments in the foothills of war are always the same. Those for war shout loudest and beat their chests, eager for tanks to rumble and jets to roar. The visit to Taiwan of the US congressional speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has been so blatantly provocative it seems little more than a midterm election stunt. A similar ambiguity infuses the west’s attitude towards Russia over Ukraine. The US and Britain reiterate that Russia “must fail and be seen to fail”. But can Russia really be relied on to tolerate ever greater destruction of its armaments without escalation? The west is blighted by...
  • Ukraine soldiers can't complain about Western weapons

    08/01/2022 2:49:00 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 49 replies
    youtube ^ | Gonzalo Lira
    US weapons fragile, expensive, and not up to the jobLira talks about US in recent decades replacing good weaponns with BS weapons, e.g. replacing the A10 with the F35 ("flying pig")...
  • Joe Biden, are there American troops in Ukraine?

    07/29/2022 2:48:42 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 62 replies
    Judging Freedom Youtube ^ | 7/29/22 | Judge Napolitano
    Forty second clip belowCol. Douglas Macgregor discusses question with Judge Nap
  • This map shows the massive gas pipeline that Russia and China are building

    07/27/2022 7:32:57 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 151 replies
    CNBC ^ | 26-JUL-2022 | Evelyn Cheng
    Although Russia has reportedly invested $55 billion into its pipeline deal with China, natural gas imports through the pipeline have only totaled $3.81 billion since December 2019, according to China customs data as of June, accessed through Wind Information. The pace of Chinese purchases picked up in the first half of this year — nearly tripling from a year ago to $1.66 billion, the data showed.
  • The FSB of Russia disrupted the operation of Ukraine to hijack the planes of the Russian Aerospace Forces, which was supervised by the NATO special services.

    07/25/2022 3:36:10 PM PDT · by Cathi · 59 replies
    Tass ^ | July 25, 2022 | Tass
    MOSCOW, 25 July. /TASS/. The FSB of Russia disrupted the operation of the Ukrainian military intelligence to hijack the planes of the Russian Aerospace Forces, which was supervised by the NATO special services. This was reported to TASS on Monday at the Center for Public Relations (CSP) of the FSB of Russia. "The Federal Security Service uncovered and stopped the operation of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine to hijack combat aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces, supervised by NATO special services," the CSO noted. The FSB reported that "Ukrainian military intelligence officers, acting on...
  • US Needs to Advance Peace in Ukraine, Not Label Russia as Terrorist State, Says China

    07/25/2022 6:53:29 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 58 replies
    Tasnim News Agency ^ | 7/25/22 | Tasnim News Agency
    Washington should assist in promoting a Russian-Ukrainian dialogue for peace instead of working towards including Russia in its list of state sponsors of terrorism, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday. "The US should create favorable conditions to advance Russian-Ukrainian peace talks. Washington should take steps to facilitate a political settlement to the crisis in Ukraine," he said at a briefing replying to a question by TASS as to how officials in Beijing view the US government’s intention of labeling Russia as a sponsor of terrorism.The Chinese diplomat said Beijing sees a peace deal as the only effective...