Listen to a reading of this article:

Pouring more weapons into Ukraine is not how you save lives; you save lives by negotiating a ceasefire. Pouring more weapons into Ukraine is how you create a long and expensive military quagmire for Russia at the cost of many thousands of lives to advance US strategic interests. While making a vast fortune for the arms industry.

Issuing a guarantee that you would never add a nation to NATO who you don’t plan on adding anyway is a no-brainer when the alternative is mass military butchery.

I mean, unless your goal was to provoke mass military butchery.

If the Kremlin wanted to kill large numbers of people it should have done so with starvation sanctions and proxy militias like a civilized government.

Fashion has moved on since the early 2000s, you savages.

You’re not allowed to talk about the known US/NATO/Ukraine actions which experts have been warning for many years would lead us to where we’re at. You’re only allowed to say Putin attacked Ukraine completely unprovoked, in a vacuum, solely because he is evil and hates freedom.

Only talking about the guilt of the invader and not the things that were done to provoke that invasion is exactly what I’d want people to be doing if I’d just provoked an invasion.

Believe it or not it’s actually always completely legitimate to criticize the actions of the most powerful empire that has ever existed, especially when those actions clearly paved the way to a war.

The fact that western media cover Ukraine in a wildly different way from US-led wars is actually immensely important and points to a problem that urgently need attention. Anyone who takes issue with that should shut the fuck up and stop interrupting adult conversations.

Literally every single time I say NATO powers paved the way to the Ukraine invasion I get some liberal claiming that’s like asking what a rape victim was wearing. No, actually, victim blaming a rape survivor is not at all like criticizing the most powerful and deadly power structure in the world.

Liberals have been bleating this line ad nauseum for days, and it’s about the most obnoxious and most shitlib thing you could possibly come up with.


Empire apologists always try to distort power dynamics to make it seem like they’re the brave up-punchers sticking up for the little guy. It’s tiny Ukraine against big bad Russia, not Russia against a globe-dominating empire of which Ukraine is just one member state. It’s the brave freedom fighters of Syria versus Assad, not Assad against a planetary unipolar hegemon using proxy forces to effect regime change. It’s Israel against the big strong Muslim nations which surround it, not an entire empire of which Israel is just one member state picking on far weaker powers. Etc.

For years anti-imperialists have been calling for detente and warning that all this cold war brinkmanship with Russia could lead to hot war. Now hot war is here as a direct result of refusing to pursue detente and they’re trying to act like we’re the assholes.

Gonna be real fun when the consensus that it’s fine for government-tied Silicon Valley corporations to censor online speech in the fight against “misinformation” moves from targeting Covid skeptics to targeting people who disagree with mainstream cold war narratives about Russia.

The solution to a crisis that was created by brinkmanship is not more brinkmanship. The solution to a crisis that was created by brinkmanship is detente.

Saying the US government is still a far worse offender in the mass military slaughter department than Russia will be met with hysterical shrieking and the rending of garments now, but it’s still indisputably true and if you disagree with it it’s because you’re propagandized.

That the US is the most murderous government in today’s world is just an easily quantifiable fact. Putin will have to work very, very hard to catch up to those numbers. This is important to note not because of some genocidal dick measuring contest, but because it points to what a healthy attitude toward US military butchery would look like through eyes untinted by propaganda manipulation.

Theoretically the actual US/NATO military decision makers know imposing a no fly zone over Kyiv would be insane, since it’s a one-way ticket to another world war; probably a very fast and radioactive one. But the fact that so much of the official US political/media class has been calling for one discredits it forever.

They sincerely don’t seem to understand what it is that would be stopping the Russian planes from flying under such a scenario. They think it’s like a rule you make and then the Russians go “Aww shucks I wanted to fly there but it’s against the rules now.”

This is the only appropriate level of response to this madness:

Obviously anyone who had anything whatsoever to do with supporting the Iraq invasion should shut the whole entire fuck up about Ukraine for all eternity.

Don’t let people act like Iraq is some distant memory. It happened 19 years ago. The Simpsons stopped making good episodes longer ago than that. It just happened, the consequences are still unfolding, the occupation is still ongoing, and they’re still using the same old tricks.

Hollywood teaches us that heroism looks like an individual stopping a bank robbery or leaving a criminal tied up outside the police station so we don’t realize that real heroism looks like a collective rising up against our plutocratic rulers and creating a healthy world.


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93 responses to “Civilized Nations Kill With Sanctions And Proxy Armies: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix”

  1. ……what the fuck does “civilized” mean?…..who is fuckin’ “civilized” on this planet?……illusions fragmented into delusions then fortified with confusions to justify the material expropriation of just about everything homo assollus needs/wants to survive on this planet are the driving forces that keeps the current state of our upper barbarism alive……barbarism as mindless consumerism to gobble up everything to make the consumptive masses everywhere complacent in their manufactured “reality”…..are a “civilized” species supposed to starve, pollute, deceive, destroy, and then find amusement/entertainment in those pursuits ok in maintaining the spectacle of preserving comforts derived from “progress”?…..are the manufacture of nuclear weapons a civilized endeavor to pursue?…is MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION really a “civilized” policy with which to follow?…….the continuing freak show (his-story) goes on………and so for $19.99 a month YOU TOO can have that ALL SEASONS pass to be in the FRONT ROW V.I.P. SECTION to see THE SHOW!….yes, for $19.99 a month this package includes FAIR TRADE, PLANT BASED, REPLICA N.A.T.O. KEVLAR HELMET and KEVLAR VEST….so YOU’LL LOOK GOOD in that seat so coveted by so many….so CALL NOW!….and we’ll include this FREE BONUS OFFER of FAIR TRADE, PLANT BASED, DESIGNER 5 GALLON CAN of ORGANICALLY PRODUCED POPCORN with OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED N.A.T.O. logos adorning your can….deliciously satisfying to please the palate….deceptively satisfying to comfort your soul…..CALL NOW!…..1/800/666-4355….what are YOU waiting for?…..hell to freeze over?…..getting locked out the fallout shelter?……that ALL SEASONS PAST is waiting for YOU!……

  2. Thank you, Caitlin. I love your biting satire. Muy picante!

    “If the Kremlin wanted to kill large numbers of people it should have done so with starvation sanctions and proxy militias like a civilized government.”

    Yes! In fact, Putin seems to be ignorant of other “rules-based” tactics for “civilized” warfare as well. Even before starvation sanctions, target populations must first be dehumanized and their leaders demonized, not treated forthrightly and respectfully as “our western partners” (what a quaint throwback). And when “unavoidable” war begins, dont fuck around: the preemptive attack must be terrifying, scorched-earth shock and awe, “sweep it all up, things related and not”. Destruction, death, and chaos must be widespread. In this too, Putin failed, due to a hopelessly naïve respect for human life, both civilian and military. He failed to use MOAB (Mother of all Bombs), cluster bombs, or bunker-busters on civilians and civilian infrastructure — reservoirs, power plants, pipelines, kindergartens, and so on. A proper example requires populations as a whole to suffer for their leaders’ crimes — defiance of the godfather. Putin failed on so many counts. The Anglo-Zionist empire is determined once again to show him how it’s done, but then, they’ve never encountered an adversary like him.

  3. I knew that Washington controlled the entire American corporate media, but shit, it has become quite clear that they control the entire fucking world media. Nothing in the headlines is at all believable. Ukraine is allegedly mopping the floor with Russia and everyone hates Putin for acting strictly out of a megalomaniacal desire to rule the whole world. Every major media figure praises Demento Joe and says the mistake was not pouring more guns and money into NATO, a miscalculation they shan’t make again, thank you very much.
    The future world will be even more militarized, scary and insane than it has been. They had The Matrix 2.0 all contrived, assembled and ready-to-go off the shelf. Here it is ready for immediate application. Start living it NOW. Believe all our bullshit and CONFORM or else what is happening to Putin and Russia will happen to YOU!
    These deceivers are so deep into the propaganda one wonders why they held off on choosing war for such a long time. I could be wrong but usually reality doesn’t do such a quick about face. Once Russia starts reporting actual reality I suspect that the scenario will more closely resemble what Scott Ritter has been saying–that Ukraine as we knew is already gone, which is entirely the fault of Washington and its NATO enablers because they deliberately began the entire sequence of this war with the Maidan coup and escalated it every step of the way enticing an entire nation of paranoids with guns and rhetoric to sacrifice their wretched lives for the greater glory of Ukraine and the financial benefit of the USA.
    Putin explained his country’s position as a clear victim of American aggression and how to fix the problem quickly and easily by curbing their NATO bulldog and encouraging Ukraine to implement the entirely reasonable treaty (Minsk 2) they had already signed and agreed to. Do those things and pull your missiles off our borders and directed at our cities and everything can be totally cool. We will supply you with energy till the end of time and cooperate with you across the entire spectrum of markets and all the rest of that geopolitical bullshit. Just stop lying to us and trying to stab us in the back with one hand while you shake with the other.
    Uncle Sam would have none of that. It knew it could goad Russia into this war by continuing to attack and kill fellow Russian ethnics in the Donbass. After 16,000 dead and counting, Putin finally said enough and decided to fight the Americans now rather than later. But make no mistake and cut the crap, this is exactly what Washington wanted. That is not changed no matter how many media outlets the Western oligarchs own and micromanage to spew their lies. I think the grand deceptions will be revealed when the dust settles after this conflict. But maybe not. And maybe it goes on forever, like all of Washington’s other forever wars. The future will sure be nothing but a pile of shit if that’s the case. Or, maybe someone will finally either snap mentally or incur a technical malfunction, the armada of thermonuclear devices will be launched towards their targets and the tragedy of mankind will draw it final curtain. Thanks, Obama, you POS!

    1. Thank you. Spot on.

  4. Republicofscotland Avatar

    This can’t be good.

    Putin orders Russian nuclear deterrent forces to be on highest alert
    The move comes in response to ‘hostile’ rhetoric by top NATO officials.

    1. Republicofscotland Avatar

      Ukrainian negotiators pull out of Gomel meeting.

      1. I keep hearing different things about these meetings that are on one minute, off the next. This appears to be very recent, around 40 minutes ago (I can’t get RT at the moment to check what time it was posted):
        Ukraine and Russia set to hold negotiations at border with Belarus, says office of President Zelenskyy
        A statement on the Telegram messaging app said the two sides would meet at an unspecified location on the Belarusian border and did not give a precise time for the meeting.

        Sunday 27 February 2022 15:24, UK

        1. Republicofscotland Avatar

          Zelensky invites foreigners to fight for Ukraine, looks like Ukraine will be filled with all the West’s mad dog terrorists from Libya to Syria and beyond.

          Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced the creation of the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine, which will enlist foreigners who want to fight for the country against Russia.

          On Sunday, Zelensky addressed the citizens of foreign countries, saying Russia’s offensive is not just an invasion of Ukraine, but the “beginning of a war against Europe.”
          Therefore, he said that anyone who wants to join the fight and “stand side by side” with Ukrainians was welcome to do so.

          “The leadership of Ukraine invites all foreigners who wish to join the resistance to the Russian occupiers and to protect world security to come to our state and to join the ranks of the Territorial Defense Forces. A separate unit of foreigners is being formed – the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine,” he said.

          1. Empty bullshit from a frightened clown.

            William Shakespeare captured Zelensky perfectly:
            “It was a walking shadow, a poor player
            That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
            And then is heard no more. It is a tale
            Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
            Signifying nothing.”

            Russia has foreclosed that option in Ukraine. It has learned the Empire’s Syrian playbook well, having arriving after the “moderate” terrorists were already entrenched.

        2. I’ve got RT again; it looks like it’s talking about the same meeting.

  5. Republicofscotland Avatar

    As Ukrainian forces use banned phosphorous weapons just outside Kiev, Ukraine’s Delegation Heading to Gomel Region in Belarus for Talks With Russia.—putins-aide-says-1093421000.html


    Russia has cut ties with NASA.

    “Russia has just suspended cooperation with NASA on the international space station .. including the launch team which will not be available to the US. Russia will work with China. Zap! Are there any US astronauts there at the moment? I don’t know, but Elon Musk will have to get them home.”

  6. The media coverage Ukraine is receiving should happen EVERY time there’s an invasion. Want to know why NATO invasions don’t get negative coverage? Ask Julian Assange.

  7. Caitoz is on fire these days, don’t always agree but pro- humanity is always welcome over post-human mind suckers WEF, & Fabian Society wonks.
    There was a story that the West sent a lot of billions in taxpayer $$$ to support the “Euromaidan” coup in Ukraine circa 2014, & the Clintonistas (Nuland, Biden eg Al) stole a cool $8 Billion in cash which they stored in a bank vault in Crimea. They got mighty pissed when Putin seized that dough & would not give it back….fast forward to today.
    Also sleepy Joe is on tape speaking to the CFR, bragging rather, that he commanded the attorney investigating Hunters role at Burisma get shut down or Ukraine does not get the 1billion in aid Obama promised them, “ I’m leaving here in six hours and if he isn’t fired you don’t get the billion dollars” he said.
    “What a y’ know, son-of-a-bitch got fired” spouts Joe & they all yuk it up like mobsters.
    (The CFR is the American branch of the “British Royal Institute of International Affairs”)
    The United States of America is a corporation, ( registered in Guatemala? I think ) right after the Colonies “Won” the war of independence.
    District of Colombia, The Commonwealth of Australia, The Commonwealth of Canada, corporations all registered with SEC, (apparently or is it fake news, don’t believe everything you see on the internet, msm, history books ….oh! Good Grief.)

  8. THIS is what it is ALL about and Putin is taking ACTION !

    16 minutes ago
    Putin said this in 2018 !

    He is now acting on it !

    Putin Announces Total Independence from ‘Rothschild-Controlled’ US Dollar

    Posted on 05/22/2018 by EraOfLight

    In a statement about the news, Mr. Putin said his country is finally free from the “icy grip” of the Rothschild banking cartel and New World Order cabal.

    Two years previous, President Putin prohibited Jacob Rothschild and his New World Order banking cabal from operating in Russian territory “under any circumstances.”

    Now, following his current election success, Putin has vowed to continue “unburdening” Russia’s economy from the dangerous monopoly of the US dollar in order to guarantee Russian sovereignty in an increasingly globalized world.

    Addressing the Russian Parliament following his inauguration, Vladimir Putin said that stating “total independence” from the worldwide banking cartel and Rothschild global money providing organizations would be the “biggest gift” he could provide to future generations.

    “We used to behave naïvely, but now we see that the WTO [the World Trade Organization] rules are all too often broken, the restrictions are imposed for political reasons, which they call sanctions. Plus more and more of them are imposed to secure its favorite competitive advantages,” Putin said.

    He stated that the brand-new “constraints,” breaking the world trade principles, make the world see that monopoly of the United States dollar threatens for many areas.

    Putin says he’s freed Russia from dependence on the US Dollar

    According to the Russian leader, de-dollarization needs to be promoted on principle, in order to protect the country’s sovereignty.

    The Rothschild-controlled US Dollar

    While Putin did not call an alternative currency, it is thought he is against any currency ending up being a quasi-world currency– specifically if that currency is pushed by the Rothschild’s International Monetary Fund and WTO.

    “They said we could not do it, they said we would be destroyed,” Putin told personnel and senior associates at an event last year.

    “Our future generations will be born without Rothschild chains around their wrists and ankles.

    “This is the best present we can provide.”

    Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin likewise spoke at the occasion and applauded Putin’s accomplishment in driving the Rothschilds out of the country.

    “They do not go quickly,” Kudrin stated.

    “But we have shown it is possible.

    “The greatest tradition that can be passed on to your kids and grandchildren is not cash or other material things built up in life, however, rather a tradition of liberty from enslavement.”

    Putin declares Russia to be finally free from the ‘icy grip’ of Lord Jacob Rothschild

    By making the last payment on all the former Soviet republics debts to the world’s central banks– making Russia the first nation to set itself totally free from the oppressive grip of the New World Order’s banking system– Putin has actually made sure future generations of Russians will not live in financial obligation slavery to the globalist cabal.

    It is understood that the Rothschild banking racket was a noose tied around the neck of the Russian economy.

    When the knot was tightened up, the economy would struggle and choke.

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have been major players in the global financial landscape ever considering that their creation in 1944.

    These international banking organizations, which are independently controlled by the infamous Rothschild banking family, first pressure nations to decontrol their financial sector, permitting private banks to loot their economies.

    Once the governments are forced to bail-out their deregulated monetary sector, the IMF or World Bank establishes a loan package composed in secret by central lenders and finance ministers that undermine their national sovereignty and require them to embrace policies of austerity that damage employees, families, and the environment.

    Russia was the first country to grow wise to the ploy.

    They have actually worked extremely hard to gain monetary self-reliance and have subsequently finished the process of kicking the Rothschild-managed banks from their nation.

    Putin’s plan

    Early in his presidency Putin made a priority of unifying Russia socially, spiritually, and financially. He ordered the arrest of the Rothschild backed oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky who had actually made Rothschild, Henry Kissinger and Arthur Hartman directors of the Open Russia Foundation.

    Last year Putin advised his cabinet that he was handling the Rothschilds and globalist banksters by “grabbing them by the scruff of the neck and kicking them out Russia’s back door.”

    “They do not own the world, and they do not have carte blanch to do whatever they desire.

    “If we do not challenge them there will be other problems. We will not be bullied by them.”

    1. Putin is NOW acting on removing the Rothschilds from the WORLD !

      The BRI will be RothschildLESS – THAT is why we are seeing this NOW !

      If you think the Taliban retook Kabul in ONE week organically – well – I have a bridge to sell you !

      Russia and China’s defensive ‘electronic’ weaponry can disable ANYTHING the ZIO/US/NATO has !

    2. LOL when I wrote to my US Congressmen that they do not have my permission to send my money to oligarchs in Ukraine, I actually ended the letter with a statement that “Being debt free is the literal freedom”.
      I bet they did not like it.
      My senator promptly sponsored a bill to fund Ukrainian Resistance.

      1. my congressguy never asks his constituency about anything. he has no interest in what the people he “represents” want or think about anything. the only communication we get is “please come listen to me bragging about how i legislated to support this or that insignificant thing and pay $200 per plate.” i wrote many times about that. finally he started asking “what concerns you most?” he gave us a set list of issues but war and peace was conspicuously missing. this fake progressive’s name is james mcgovern.

    3. I think you’re letting your fantasies run away with you. Russia has been freeing itself from the US dollar, but not specifically from the Rothschilds, who still have offices there.
      “Global Advisory has had an on-the-ground presence in Russia for over a decade. We provide impartial, expert advisory and execution services to large and mid-sized corporations, private equity, families and entrepreneurs. Our Moscow team offers local clients the full range of our advisory services and holds an in-depth understanding of local and regional dynamics, and unparalleled high-level and government access supported by our senior advisers. Wider regional coverage is supported by a long-standing partnership in Ukraine. This deep experience of Russian markets has resulted in, and is supported by, our track record in advising on many of the country’s largest, most complex, and precedent-setting transactions.”
      and for Global Advisory:

    4. This is exhilarating. Hope for the world.

      Unfortunately, few Americans can foresee the pain of long overdue comeuppance they are about to suffer. I suspect the Neocon obsession to incite this new war, with the self-inflicted harm of irrational sanctions, is a cover-up for the mother of all bankster bailouts needed to slow the imminent debt collapse already in progress. I think they are terrified enough to launch nukes. I believe Putin is quite aware of this, having put Russia’s nuclear status on high alert. It also amply justifies his current police action in Ukraine.

  9. “Putin’s Ukraine invasion is the first time in 80 years that a great power has moved to conquer a (white) sovereign nation,” Romney said.

    Quote from Mitt. Real meaning added in parentheses.

    1. my half-burnt mitten has more intelligence and integrity than this trash called Mitt.

      1. If you ever had to deal with psychotics, this parallel reality they live in – and of which they’re at the center – is what they throw at you all day. The difference between a psychotic and a neurotic is that the neurotic knows two and two are four and it makes him mad whereas the psychotic is persuaded that two and two are five and he’s perfectly happy with it – until of course it all collapses on him and he ends up in a straijacket. But most of the times, it never happens because the mythology we live in since Gilgamesh has been shaped by them.

    War creates a compelling control narrative which elite owners need in rapidly shifting economic times. There is fear and urgency. Anybody who raises rational questions about the war narrative can be quickly labeled as an “enemy”, silenced and disappeared.

    My read of history is that global financial economy is breaking down because of corruption, more expensive fuel and mined ores, and promises of retirements and investment returns from a big , empty cookie jar, which is about to break open and reveal the truth.

    The loss of faith in the corrupted system suddenly kills it completely. A command-economy, like under Stalin, Hitler or even FDR , can step into this gap, but it will always be ugly and inefficient, and usually corrupt. I expect the corruption to be a sustaining theme, at least until smaller groups of people create self-sustaining local economic arrangements. Growing vegetable gardens in wartime has always been one of these adaptations.

    I am looking at the dissipation of the COVID-global-pandemic narrative at the same time that global supply chains and local supply chains are all breaking down.
    I don’t see some force of trust or technology to right this listing Titanic. I do see a lot of groups of elites standing by lifeboats with machine guns, though.
    That is the worldview within which I analyze events, so you may know this about me, and compensate as you might see fit.

    Russia seeks to nullify the threat on its border permanently, which means an end to neo-nazi political power, American bioweapons facilities, NATO military infrastructure and training, and installation of friendly politicians. Ukraine will likely be divided up yet again, but this time made smaller. Neighboring countries might acquire parts of Ukraine for better or for worse. It seems that Russia will control all of Ukraine’s coasts , then negotiate with other entities for pieces of coast.
    Russia will need to secure the nuclear reactors, but does not need to own them. I have seen a report that Russian and Ukrainian soldiers are peacefully co-patrolling the Chernobyl site with no shot ever fired between them. This is a model for constructive engagement, but the western-Ukrainian neo-nazis have installed political officers throughout the Ukrainian military to assure compliance. Putin has encouraged Ukrainian military officers to mutiny from this command structure. Some of that has likely happened in pockets. I sure don’t know what will happen going forward.
    The Ukrainian neo-nazis in control are surrounding themselves with human shields in every way possible, which makes sense. It is their best short-term defense, as Russia does not want to slaughter civilians. It is not a long term strategy. The city of Mariupol is in “Novorussia” with a lot of civilian identification as “Russian”, but a large military contingent of Ukrainian military, with a lot of Azov-Batallion neo-nazis in command. This is set-up as a heroic last-stand for the neo-nazis, with the ability to take a lot of Russian sympathizers and Russians down with them, and to give Russia a shameful black-eye for killing civilians, their own people.
    The Russians are trying to “kettle” the massed Ukrainian military in Novorussia, as that army tries to avoid the pincer movements and gain an escape route. One of the alternative options is to take Donetsk City, and gain all of the human shields/hostages there, if an actual escape cannot be made. This is reported in one of the stories. Donetsk is receiving intense artillery and rocket bombardment.
    Voktor Orban of Hungary offered Hungary as a safe location for negotiations between Zelensky and Putin/Lavrov, and Russia rested its advancing military for some hours in anticipation (overnight). It appears that Washington nixed negotiations between Ukraine and Russia. Only Washington can negotiate with Russia. I am not making this up.
    Zelensky is staying and posing with automatic weapons on the streets of Kiev. The neo-nazis will presumably let him live while he does this for the cameras.
    He probably would like to negotiate a peace, but he is an important hostage at this point.
    Russia is advancing again, with a goal to surround the Ukrainian military, cut them off and negotiate patiently, except when the Ukrainian forces are inflicting massive casualties on Russians or civilians. This is from the Russian experience in Chechnya. Shelling cities is bad. House to house fighting is bad.
    Poland and Hungary have prepared for an influx of refugees. They have Ukrainian populations already. They do not want this to last very long.

    Central banks are finally making noises about cutting Russia out of the SWIFT electronic financial settlement system. Russia is prepared. Even Germany now sounds prepared.
    This should hasten the demise of the $US as global reserve currency.
    Who benefits? whose idea is this. The US will not benefit. I’m not sure who will directly benefit, but China might presumably benefit fairly soon. Russia and China are prepared. Iranians and Venezuelans might take dark pleasure in this… Some financial elites must have plans for global electronic digital currency, linked to identity, which will give them complete control, but that cat is also out of the bag, after recent actions in Canadian banking without any warning or due process.
    A trustworthy financial system will be sought. Bitcoin uses too much electricity. Things that need the internet will be subject to more and more outages. Spanish “pieces of eight” worked for a long time, but pirates murdered for them. Problems of no-trust are at every turn.

    1. there was a report (Tass?) that zelenski and his entourage fled to Lviv. key members of the zelenski regime armed and used the neonazies for the coup, and has been using them as their goons to protect their rapacious power. my bet is that many neonazies are not really loyal to the zelenski club, and most of them are likely to surrender soon. zelenski is finished one way or another. he’s just prolonging the demise of the zionist scheme over Ukraine.

    2. ‘ The EU, US and their allies have agreed to cut off a number of Russian banks from the main international payment system, Swift.
      The banks affected were not immediately named, but the German spokesman said they would include “all those already sanctioned by the international community, as well as other institutions, if necessary”. ‘
      I think Iran and Venezuela will be glad, in a way, as this move will accelerate banking and payments outside the control of the US. In the long run, it’ll help Mackinder’s ‘World Island’ become a viable reality.

  11. I am incandescent with rage. Foxtel has blocked from being seen in Australia.
    So Australians are censored from seeing the other side of the story … the side that is usually factual.
    How dare they decide who or what I shall see and listen to!!!
    E effing nuff … I’ve had it up to here. Lies about fake vaccines, lies about mandates, and now they get to lie about the most important news story in the world today.
    Luckily I am getting news from people on the ground in Kiev … and everything MSM is reporting is lies. Everything. Don’t believe one word of their manipulative crap.
    Why do we tolerate this shit?

    1. Helen, just so you know, Australia is fighting against (Russia and) China also because of offshore oil reserves in the South China Sea and in the ocean between China and Australia.
      It is all the fight for the fossil fuels, so they can keep flying their nuclear bombers.
      It takes a lot of fuel to get these airborne.
      Also, the fight about the natural gas (Russia vs LNG US) is because it is the cheapest source of energy. Apparently they want to actually ban the cheapest natural gas and make everybody pay more for LNG. The shale methane can be found almost anywhere, and there are a lot of it in permafrost.
      This is why we cannot have honest news, apparently.
      Because the motivations of Western Governments are not innocent at all.

    2. Don’t give up.
      Quote from “Blood Diamond” One mercenary to another mercenary, in an African country.
      “How’s business?”
      “Seven wars on the continent… can’t complain.”
      Yep, we are bereft without RT, but according to Foxtel and the SBS, ‘we’ demanded it! Must have missed the memo.
      My ol’ man – who was a socialist, once told me “Believe half of what you see and nothing of what you read”. I sometimes go whole days without opening an ABC site.
      I have nine main alternate sources for news and information and balance one against the other. Bit unbalanced now RT is gone.

      1. Am getting through VPN connected to Yokohama, no problem.

    3. You know I went into an Apple shop in Sydney about 5 years ago looking at computers .

      I thought I would quickly check out RT news on one of the stores computers !

      Came up NOT available !

    4. Tass has some valuable factual and yes totally different information. i felt much calmer after reading them. RT is on and off again, and i vent a lot and get a lot of info from other commenters. it’s really important to know that many around the world share exactly how you feel. and that’s exactly why the goons do their best to censor people’s voices.

    5. I recommend using DoH (DNS over HTTPS) which encrypts DNS requests, also never use your internet providers DNS server (at best as a fallback). There are numerous DNS servers, that you can use. (both for IPv4 and IPv6)
      Obviously don’t go for either (Googles open DNS server).

  12. The Sheep need to get prepared, as there is little time left for continued escalation of the war bleating, because this “war” is going to be over in a week. Even more threatening, I looks to me like the Russian invasion forces are working with tremendous discipline to leave the behind the evidence of their heinous crimes; for post-invavion analysis by the Sheep, and and those that Shepard them.
    I watched many “war” videos yesterday, all striking, but three above all stood out. Urkaine civilians driving along their highways, recording on their phones what looked to be abandoned regimental support columns, all ten to fifteen miles long. Lead vehicles at various points in the column shot up, all armoured vehicles attempting escape rocketed, neat holes thru their side, every other vehicle, the vast majority, left untouched. No craters in the pavement, no rocket holes in the grass. Very little surface of the roadways chewed up by the gunships. I couldn’t help but wonder, don’t you fuckers ever miss, and more disturbingly, what ever happened to convient misidentification?
    We are only in Phase Two, anything can happen, discipline can vanish quickly into the Fog of “War.” But it seems to me, Vlad the Merciful is attempting to leave behind a statement about how to conduct military operations against a near helpless opponent. Redefine the defintion of a “surgical strike.” And perhaps this as well, Vlad “Getting Outspent 35 to 1 On Weapons of Mass Destruction,” sniveling coward that he is, wants to get shit done before his opponent has time to escaclate to Defcon Zero.

  13. The following is what Avaaz is saying in an email that they have presumably sent out to all their millions of subscribers:
    Dear friends,
    50,000 casualties. Millions of refugees. Democracy in retreat.

    That’s what experts fear could be the deadly cost of Putin’s senseless invasion of Ukraine.

    Efforts to prevent war have failed, but efforts to end it must succeed. Fast.

    Civilians are being killed right now because Putin believes the world is too divided to hold him to account. Let’s show him he’s wrong, with a massive, urgent open letter from people everywhere calling on governments to impose far-reaching sanctions on Moscow. Add your name….

    I have no doubt whatsoever that the folks at Avaaz know the real reason Putin invaded Ukraine and, as such, they are deceiving their subscribers and painting a completely false narrative. If the US/NATO had accepted Putin’s security concerns and agreed that Ukraine should be neutral (and never become a member of NATO), then the invasion wouldn’t have happened of course. Biden and CO refused precisely so that Putin would have no choice but to invade AND, once he HAD, they could then crush Russia economically with sanctions galore, and totally isolate Russia every-which-way. And I have little doubt that this was all the long-term plan as of since before 2014, AND, that the totally fraudulent and staged Salisbury Poisonings was all a part of it – so as to demonise Putin.

    Talking of which, I just happened to come across the following last night, which says it ALL:

    1. … then the invasion – and all the death and destruction and devastation that’s in the process of happening – wouldn’t have happened…. that is!

      1. Avaaz has shown its true colors (the imperialist elites) a long time ago. I’m surprised to hear they’ve even got subscribers left and I seriously doubt it’s millions even if a sucker is born every minute :o)

  14. Republicofscotland Avatar

    Not sure about this but Ill put it out anyway.

    “In the night of 25 to 26 February 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed a ceasefire proposal to Russia via the Chinese Embassy in Kiev.

    The Kremlin immediately informed him of its terms:
    arrest of all Nazis (special military adviser Dmitro Yarosh, Azov Battalion, etc.),
    removal of all street names and monuments glorifying Nazi collaborators during World War II (Stepan Bandera, etc.),
    surrender of weapons.”

    1. the zionist parasites will not and can not arrest their goons. the Ukranian people will have to take their trash out, if they want to avoid destruction and death. zelenski and his entourage will run to Soros’ basement bunker.

  15. I’m always amazed at how the average asshole gobbles up MSM propaganda though. I had a surrealistic exchange the other day, as I’d pointed out on a site the obvious interest for the EU to build an economic partnership with Russia, which it could easily do if it wasn’t subject to Don Corbaldeagle’s multipronged blackmail and now undermined from inside by Schwab’s “Global Leaders”.
    Among the highlights of the exchange, this dude explained to me how the Americans were guarding the Syrian oil for the Kurds and how Afghanistan was invaded by the US to capture Bin Laden after his craven attack on the Twin Towers, apparently unaware that Bin Laden was only designated to public ire by Ehud Barak without the slightest shred of evidence while the US intel was in the dark. The FBI itself said they never had any proof of that and it took them years to add it on Bin Laden’s wanted file. They only did it because 9/11 truthers pointed out the discrepancy with the official mythology.
    The fact is that Bin Laden himself denied any involvement (you’d think that if you pulled that kind of shit, it wouldn’t be to deny it afterwards) until a dude impersonating him and resembling him like Stan Laurel resembles Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (only with beards) said in a CIA fabricated video that he indeed had pulled the whole shebang and fuck the dirty infidel dogs while we’re at it.
    Hated our freedoms obviously…
    My interlocutor also felt quite comfortable with the string of US invasions because all the guys they toppled “were dictators” anyway. Since he was Spanish, I asked him how he’d felt if, under Franco’s dictatorship, the US had bombed the hell out of his country, killing hundreds of thousands and displacing millions. No reply yet…
    This kind of morons seem mesmerized by Uncle Sam’s Second Coming stance. What can we do about it?
    What can we do against the CIA-briefed daughter of the Kuwait ambassador posing as a nurse while explaining in tears to the US congress in 1990 that Saddam’s soldiers took babies out of incubators and threw them on the floor, in keeping with the Anglo tradition: at the outbreak of WW1, Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells and other fiction luminaries were enrolled by Lloyd George to invent stories spelling out for the British public the alleged atrocities of the Huns – understand the German soldiers who had as much to do with the Huns as the Brits themselves since the Huns back in the days were enemies of the Germanic tribes that included the Angles and the Saxons who later settled in England.
    Among other horror shows, the “Huns” were allegedly gouging out Belgian babies’ eyes to play marbles.
    No doubt the CIA’s got a few up their sleeves as well. We should get some hot ones about Putin and his “Cossacks” soon and expect the propaganda suckers to go through the roof and send “traitors” death threats :o)

    1. There is a book “The Power of Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy.
      He explains that our Objective Conscious Mind analyzes incoming statements and rejects the lies. But the Subjective Subconscious Mind cannot evaluate if smth is true or false.
      When our MSM and government scare us with terrorists, tyrants, say Putin is monster etc, they turn of our Objective mind by fear, then we lose ability to decide what is true.
      Then their repetitive lies penetrate our subjective subconscious mind, and after about 8-10 repetitions we start believing that their lies are real.
      So now you know why MSM shamelessly repeat virtually same line of lie many times.
      They primed us with fear and hate to receive them in our subconscious mind.

    2. A real Belgian horror story I learned about from a course on Human Rights.
      This is how I figured out how American Government could balance their ballooning national debt. It was King Leopold’s accountant who discovered that Belgium was shipping military men to Kongo, and getting back shipments with ivory and rubber.

      1. Yeah, that’s a horrible one also evoked at length in Peruvian writer and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas LLosa’s 2010 book The Dream of the Celt.

      2. BBC.Storyville.Congo.White.King.Red.Rubber.Black.Death (90 mins) is available via the internet.

    3. Yep… Bin Laden had all these blue-prints of the Twin Towers plastered all over the wall of his cave. “Hmmm… not that floor.. the one above… have to really train up those pilots!”
      I believe the actual scandal/conspiracy was the lie that the Towers could withstand the impact of fully laden jet. They couldn’t – not even twice.
      The technology that builds towers that high is employed all over the world. That is the scandal. The conspiracy is doing nothing about it.

      1. The third tower, never hit by anything, collapsed at the same rate, near free-fall, as the two towers hit by planes. All three were collapsed by controlled demolition.

  16. 5.95 million dead worldwide from covid. Hitler’s gonna be jealous. Let’s stop it by wearing masks and getting vaccinated.

    1. Is Zelensky vaccinated?

      1. Yes, and so is Putin. Don’t be a coward all your life, get vaccinated.

        1. When you point a finger at someone, don’t forget three fingers are pointing at you: you are the coward and also an idiot because vaccination is being dumped in every country that’s not run by fascist obey-junkies like yourself because they’ve finally realized it’s pointless and dangerous:

          1. Internet tough guy doesn’t even have the balls to use his own name. Yes, you are a coward.

          2. I don’t know which countries covid vaccination is being dumped in, but many are continuing to vaccinate, while “Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia all applied and have been selected as recipients” of RNA vaccine technology by he WHO.

        2. Are you nuts or have you been at the brandy again?

          1. Are you saying he isn’t vaccinated?

    2. Asked before… where do I get a non-mRNA vaccine? I actually know where to get it but Australia has banned all imports. Why?

      1. Sputnik light-the pharmacies don’t all check paperwork.

        1. So it is the brandy…

          1. So you’re still afraid to use your own name? I’m not a bit surprised.

      2. I don’t know how you’d go about getting them in Australia, but apparently Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) and Nuvaxovid (Novavax) are approved there. The latter contains no DNA either.

    3. Please don’t hijack a vital article with your off-topic disinfo nonsense.

  17. “Anyone who had anything whatsoever to do with supporting the Iraq invasion should shut the whole entire fuck up about Ukraine for all eternity.”

    The same people should have to find Ukraine and the breakaway republics on a map. This will take them a very long time and much mischief will be avoided.

    1. Funny you should mention Iraq … my Iraqi friend who resides in London has just informed me they are using images from the Iraq war in their reporting on Ukraine.
      There are no depths to which they will not sink.

    2. Some ‘member of the public’ from the US was on the radio this morning saying, “If we can invade other countries, how come we can’t stop Russia invading Ukraine?” I doubt if she sees any reason why she should shut the f up. She probably just views whatever her country does as worth supporting.

  18. Republicofscotland Avatar

    “Nationalist (Ukrainian Neo-Nazi battalions) are using so-called ‘Bandera cars’ which are cross-country vehicles with large-caliber firearms or mortars mounted on them. Let me remind that this tactic is practiced by international terrorists in Syria,”

    These tactics have been taught to the Ukrainian Nazi forces by outside forces, (USA, UK etc) the same tactics that the West has used in Syria, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The Ukrainian Nazis are shelling civilian areas in Dontesk, not military bases or posts but the houses of families.

    1. What tactics? These Bandera cars etc. were directly paid for by the US. Where else would they get funds? It is not like they work by day to support their Nazi hobby.
      Even Yahoo News admitted that the CIA has been training them since 2014, and DoD is funding them.

      1. let’s do our very best to refuse to participate in and contribute to the heinous crimes committed in our name , on our dime, and by our “loved” ones against humanity. i know we all have our limits and weaknesses, but we should do next to everything.

    2. “if we can’t have it as our colony for permanent rent stream, we’re gonna blow it up.” it has been the standard practice by the colonialist parasites and their thugs. according to historians, after the european bloodsuckers had left Africa, there were just a few engineers left in some countries, for instance, and no infrastructure to speak of in most countries. conveniently the racist parasites blame it on the Africans, “look! they are incapable of managing their affairs.” i think my visceral hatred toward the racist parasites is more than justified.

      1. Agreed
        I took a course on (Capitalist) Economic Prosperity, where a highly trained apologist for US-led system gave examples of how their model failed in other countries, including Ukraine and several in Africa. Ukraine was expected by economists to be an economic success, after the break of the USSR, but you know where it stands right now.
        The professor lamented that Russia did not commit to the Western Oil Companies and explained it as a corrupt government.
        And how it was not US Capitalism that failed there, but (every time a different excuse) , basically people were not ready to act like little bolts and nuts in a US-led system.
        Etc etc
        Complete superiority driven narrative. The professor really tried to be objective, but made a few slips that were really revealing.

        1. to the racist-capitalist-colonialist, rapaciousness is superiority. those who don’t know how to exploit others and feel superior must apologize and try harder to improve themselves, LOL

          1. The US outdoes the European colonists in their despicable acts by a factor of 100. And the US believes it is the arbiter of what is right and wrong in their “rules based” order … they make the rules. Then you have to look at who actually runs the US and everything makes sense.

            1. It makes sense now why the US economic system could not have been duplicated by the colonies themselves.

  19. And do you know what’s truly ironic? The voters in the US are probably going to vote for More Of The Same But Probably Worse in November — in other words, voting for Rs and Ds yet again.

    1. This is what happens when people are raised withing the framework of duality of thinking.
      They can only continue to see 2 choices.

  20. Like you say in your opening statement producing a quagmire and making money on human suffering and death is the whole point of English speaking society or civilization if you add all the rest if it. These things that Putin calls Nazis are the same things that sit in and visit the White House, all those things in Canada, Australia and wherever that don’t give damn about any human life but their own. I used to hear so much about freedom fighters and then I learned that, “freedom fighters”, is what the Nazis called themselves as Stalin’s army moved into Poland on their way to Berlin, and now we hear that term again, “freedom fighters”, as Putin moves to shut down the Nazis again. Every decent human being should be doing all they can to help Putin while they still can. In the least boycott any business or product that advertise on MSM. One can at least do that.

  21. It’s impressive to see how shameless Washington-London are. There is no limits for madness coming from them. The Pentagon released a statement saying the Russian army lost “momentum” in Ukraine for not capturing any city till now. So the right momentum for the Pentagon should sounds like razored cities to the ground and put the names of American generals like General Larry the Conqueror of X city and as many cities and generals are available to make that? Ukraine has a lot of Russians living there. It’s well-know this fact and Russia said that the army would not attack cities where the locals were not committed to fight. Russia spared hundreds of cities, small towns, villages and the west see this as a sign of “lost momentum”? It makes sense for the Pentagon who slaughtered all cities even those who begged to not fight with them in the false flags wars on Middle East, Asia, Africa, etc etc etc.

    1. From
      Putin gave an order to stop military from advancing in anticipation of negotiations.
      Then Ukrainian side canceled the talks that Zelensky himself requested.
      Russian troops were given orders to resume.
      So this pause of 1? day is being used for more propaganda by London-Washington.
      Seems everybody can see thru it, what is the circus about?
      Maybe it’s the Roman way of giving the common folks what they have been conditioned to receive.

      1. the usual zionist trickery, so transparent that no one in the zionist colony sees it anymore though everyone else does. like ostridge with the head in sand.

      2. Roman Emperors used to borrow money to arrange Gladiatorial fights in the Colosseum for the common people to attend, to build “public support” for their continued rule.
        The US President is doing a modern large-scale version of the same.

        1. Good point. I wonder if it is to see if there is room for “revenge”. Those guys on Snake Island, Black Sea. MSM said they refused to surrender and they died as heroes. Today the Russian navy said they didn’t offer resistance and they all agreed to surrender. No one was harmed and they are in Sevastopol now. Zelensky is not Kyiv. I don’t believe he can keep his actor skills in shape on those videos with no signs on his face about the harshness of the environment and people in warfare. I think he is in Poland sleeping in one luxurious resort and Hollywood people making the theater. What about that?

          1. I don’t know if he is in Poland, but he Zelensky should get the 4th COVID shot just the same!

            However, MSM did report that many people are running from Western Ukraine to Poland and Romania, confirming Putin’s account of how a state of Ukraine was put together by Vladimir Lenin etc.

      3. “So this pause of 1? day is being used for more propaganda by London-Washington.”

        Yes it was repeated in the UK by the Observer lead this morning that the invasion had “ground to a halt” apparently by the effective Ukrainian defence, plus other nonsense with which I won’t test your patience.

  22. Thanks for posting these insane tweets from elected officials, they are eye opening. I used to work for a local gov’t and met quite a few of them. They are highly educated, razor smart, incredibly entitled, focused and powerful. A perfect combination to really fuck things up.

  23. it’s obvious that the US strategy was to draw Russia in to Ukraine in order to bog Russia down in a repeat of Political/Economic/Military erosion of Afghanistan.

    The US did its utmost to create a situation in Ukraine and the rebel republics that Russia couldn’t deal with diplomatically – and it succeeded.
    On the other hand, it would be obvious that USA was deliberately drawing Russia into Ukraine for that purpose. No US Empire personnel in Ukraine. Massive weapons influx to Ukraine. Huge increase in bombardment of the Eastern self-declared republics. Suggestion that Ukraine might develop nuclear weapons. Russia was presented with a gift it couldn’t avoid dealing with in a “kinetic” manner.

    The US will have embedded skilled terrorist units in places where they suppose Russia would have to inflict large numbers of civilian causalities to root them out. The purpose being to cause a smear on Russia’s character in eastern Europe within Russia’s direct influence.

    Outside of the US Empire, no one cares what anyone in the US Empire thinks. The domain of US Empire’s system of propaganda’s ability to imprint is the US Empire itself. Beyond the US Empire, the US Empire’s behaviour is the measure of its integrity. Only within the US Empire is illusion valued more than evidential reality.

    It’s no stretch to assume that Russia will have expected the US to leave behind embedded terrorist units to corrode any integrity that Russia will create in Ukraine. So, it will be no stretch to assume Russia will have a strategy for the US Empire’s embedded terrorist units that doesn’t involve US style mass civilian carnage and destruction.

    Russia’s ability to deal accurately with the US Empire’s embedded terrorist units will mean the US Empire has, yet again, made a fool of itself.

  24. Well, i guess the good news is:
    The old saying, that “The first victim of war is truth”, no longer holds.
    That ship has long sailed, sunk and dropped to the bottom of the ocean.

  25. Don’t forget it is the empires interest to have a proxy war on an adversarys border. Hence Ukraine, tiawan, Hong Kong et al.
    This is the 1st time since the loss of the multi Polar world, that someone with balls has told the empire to “fuck off! This is why the entire empires propaganda machine is in full swing, along with the vassal states sanctions rallying the world.
    The longer this Ukraine issue goes on for, the more likely the empire will consider dipping their toe in. Russia will have no option but to strike out, probably triggering article 5.
    You won’t read this in the MSM, but we ALL better hope Russia wins this war. And quickly too. The alternative is unthinkable.

    1. Great post. The leadership in the USA, i.e. Biden, Nuland, et al and the pentagon and intelligence agencies are sociopaths. I think they actually want a hot war with Russia and the nuclear war that will follow. They are fucking crazy war criminals. Look at how many countries they’ve laid waste to in the past 20 years: Iraq…Afghanistan (and they fucking stole 7 BILLION–ALL of the Afghan Central Bank’s money! Talk about fucking criminals!!! While the Afghan population is starving to death now)….Libya….Syria….Yemen…and now they’re using Ukraine was a proxy army against Russia! Ukraine will be laid to waste: Washington doesn’t give a fuck about Ukrainians; they are only using them to fight the Russians. Johnstone is spot on, the massive propaganda offensive has brainwashed ignorant Americans who are so stupid they naively believe the propaganda barrage force fed upon them in the NY Times, CNN, Guardian, WAPO and the rest. As a final remark, after having lost to the Taliban in Afghanistan, not really sure how the u.s. military is going to take on Russia, right on its border!? They have their heads up their asses so deeply they evidently believe the lies they’re ramming through the corporate media. This ain’t gonna end well….

      1. This implicitly underscores the interest of electing young presidents. What has Biden to lose personally in a nuclear war? A few months? A couple of years? At that age, the Samson option is a walk in the park.

  26. I think heroism is remaining human in the face of the system you are part of.
    I listened to Joseph Campbell say that in his lecture (The Hero with a Thousand Faces).

    As to no fly zone over Ukraine, they are asking for it precisely to drag Nato into the fighting and to start a world war.
    Whoever is asking for it is a paid provocateur.

  27. In 2003 I was in Columbia SC, lacking purpose or self-interest and on a Sunday morning some guy [Colon] in a funny hat stood outside the DFAC and told us some of us were going to Iraq, because uncleG had just did what uncleG can’t stop doing. Being older than the rest, the man in the funny asked what I thought about that and I replied, “Protracted conflicts are difficult to win.” The man in the funny hat, who claimed to have been in Afghanistan in 2002, didn’t have the same look on his face after that. I hope his partner [Harper] for that cycle found something in my copy of SunTzu from ShambhalaPublishing, which must have been the price to get my copies of the LiehTzu, WenTzu, ChuangTzu and that other one back from the collective locker full of everyone’s disallowed personal stuff.

    I have watched this increasingly undeniable failure for almost fifteen years now-some of the folks don’t assimilate so well after leaving gForce-and “civilized” in a collective has to be one of the most delusional, egoistic, exploited and/or coerced slow-stroke lines of shit I have EVER heard. The welcoming “we” with it’s inclusive demands and avoided costs should have their fucking pom-poms set on fire, and if I was half as vicious as I once was, I’d be filling up a gerry can.

    Truth, subjective as it has to be, seems to have that effect on people.

  28. Obama the Nobel Peace Laurate was elected because his smile always looks pretty in the photos,
    Biden looks like a mafia don.

    1. How fitting for a self-enriching influence peddler, to finally be finally [s]elected as puppet-in-chief of the world’s largest organized crime syndicate.

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