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    Posted: January 25 2023 at 2:31am

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CODE RED IS HIGH RISK OF MAJOR ESCALATION OF CONFLICT

CODE BLACK IS MAJOR WAR BROKE OUT

DJ, Several sources I use-Military Summary, New Atlas, Hal Turner now are warning for major escalation of conflicts. 

-The Ukraine conflict is escalating further however western military deliveries may still take some time. 

-US/Israel are preparing for a drill to attack Iran.

-North Korea is preparing more testing

-US-China tensions are worsening

-The US coup in Peru failed-resulted in severe unrest in Peru, "unease" in Latin America

Since the international situation is this bad I prioritize war news above-limited-pandemic news.

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Russia made it quite clear where the line in the sand was months ago, and now NATO members have crossed that line by actively sending tanks to Ukraine, so it's no surprise that things are escalating. The world has never been so close to nuclear war. What amazes me is how little attention the mainstream media are giving this.

Those who got it wrong, for whatever reason, may feel defensive and retrench into a position that doesnโ€™t accord with the facts.
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KiwiMum, Mainstream media seems to think it is all a joke...we are far beyond the Cuba-crisis...

I try to get more info on a possible US/NATO-Israel attack on Iran...air defense in Ukraine may be meant as cover for the outcome of a major NATO attack on Iran. 

-An attack on Iran "would be seen as an attack on Asia"

-Iran is in the middle of China-EU east-west links and Russia-India north-south (energy) links....

-Iran itself -in case of majot attack-would use all of its missiles against Israel/NATO bases in Middle East

-Russia may attack NATO FLEET !!!! and air bases (even those in Romania, UK etc) involved in such an attack...

-First day of such a west-Iran/Asia-war could see over 1 million deaths...Ukraine would be small...

I have very little time..tried to get to politics urge de-escalation....More info when available

[url]https://www.debka.com/mivzak/two-iranian-warships-arrive-in-brazil-head-for-panama-canal/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/mivzak/two-iranian-warships-arrive-in-brazil-head-for-panama-canal/ 

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bulletin-russian-navy-ship-conducts-simulated-hypersonic-missile-launch-off-u-s-east-coast-electronic-warfare-jammed-u-s-radar-phones-internet-for-34-seconds[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bulletin-russian-navy-ship-conducts-simulated-hypersonic-missile-launch-off-u-s-east-coast-electronic-warfare-jammed-u-s-radar-phones-internet-for-34-seconds 

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DJ, Maybe to mention a scale; K=1,000, M=Million, B=Billion

The Ukraine war may-since february 2022- have claimed around 200"K" (so 200,000) lives...A lot of them Ukraine military killed by Russian artillery...Ukraine shelling of Donetsk may have killed "thousends" of Russian speaking citizens....Using NATO weapons for that goal makes NATO already involved in -yet another- warcrime...

(DJ-The MH17 plane story now goes to an international court. Western claim/blame "Russia did it". DJ-I did see a lot of evidence on internet (old Buk-shrapnel, Russia is not using that-so either seperatists or Ukraine did shoot down that Malaysian (KLM) flight Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur-flight killing 298 passengers/crew in 2014. ) One of many questions is why that plane was flying over a war-zone...). 

-An "all out" attack on Iran would have to unable a major Iran (and allies) military response. So not only government/millitary command but also major airbases, missile storages, on top of nuclear installations. Still Iran, Hezbollah, Yemen fighters etc. would be able to respond...potential of ruining most of Israel, NATO/US bases...

Estimates go to 1M+ -so over 1 million-deaths on the first day of such a war...

-An attack on Iran would make clear the US/NATO does not see any limits...Regime change in Russia is already one (insane !) western goal...a major attack on Iran will tell China, North Korea, Cuba etc. they are next...

One strategy is to go for maximum air power overwhelming air defense (like Israel Iron Dome, NATO Patriot etc). Yes air defense may bring down over 90% of a first wave...but maybe less then 10% in a tenth wave...

IF Russia, China other get the idea the US/NATO will attack them a "first strike" may be one of the idea's to limit damage...Based on the idea "the west" at the end will go nuclear why wait for that moment ? Hyper-sonic missiles, electronic warfare (cyberwar) could be used to stop the west before a major attack has a chance to fully unfold....

In that kind of all-out global nuclear war the maximum deaths will be 8B=8 billion="all of us" (direct or from radiation, nuclear winter etc-you can NOT survive such a war...). 

-New Atlas (NA) [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsu35R7n0XM[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsu35R7n0XM ;

Update for January 25, 2023: West pledges main battle tanks to Ukraine  + Myanmar’s upcoming elections targeted by US-backed terrorism. 

- Western media reports resignation of several high-level Ukrainian officials; -

 The US and Germany have pledged the M1 Abrams and Leopard 2 main battle tanks; -

 Western military experts explain that Western main battle tanks require large logistical support, years of training for a foreign army to adopt them, and have intense maintenance requirements; 

- ATACMS exist in much small numbers; -

 Ukraine admits Russia has adapted to HIMARS GMLRS rockets, making it  likely that Russia will adapt to ATACMS; 

- Conversely, Russia has effectively forced Ukraine’s rear areas into neighboring countries with its missile forces; -

 The US has announced increase artillery shell production to 90k shells/month in 2 years a month, roughly half of what Ukraine uses in 15 days; 

- As the US wages proxy war in Ukraine against Russia, it does so in Myanmar against China; 

- US-backed opposition is using terrorism to impede elections in Myanmar; 

References: DJ see link

NA points out "western super tanks" is based on what western tanks could do in Iraq 2003 against T72-Iraq (Soviet era) tanks...Western modern warfare has weapons integrated in a war-system. All weapons together make the army...so lots of training and coordinating...Both are missing in sending 200 (?) western -high tech- tanks to Ukraine...Those tanks very likely will be destroyed within a few weeks...

Even with a western crew-well trained-the coordination with other weapons most likely will be missing...

DJ-An increasing NATO role could make a difference if organized NATO armies would start fighting Russia in Ukraine...of course that also has to include air force, navy...and of course that would be World War Three....So "the west" keeps sending "help" in small bits...Russia does see it coming...

-Keeping an escalation process under control needs external parties. For now Türkiye, Saudia Arabia, India may warn very strongly against a major attack on Iran. Western insanity may demand these countries to stop buying Russian energy (to sell it to the EU a.o. as LPG, Diesel). However there is not enough alternative replacement for Russian energy in global demand....

Another US goal is keeping the US-$ linked to global (energy) trade....Asia is "booming" -it makes no sense for them-4 billion+ population- to "keep the US$ as a global reserve currency"...

DJ...The western insanity is calling for;

-major energy problems worldwide by excluding Russian energy

-An outcome already is Russia producing more LPG, Diesel etc for its own use...

-Also keep western fiat-currencies as dominant global finance system

-Reality is most trade by now is non-western trade...why use western fiat currencies for that ? 

The total lack of thinking by western "politics" is pushing the world towards a global nuclear western blackmail the rest of the world can NOT accept...


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DJ, 

I did contact several -once left wing- parties here in NL on their views; The support protestors in Iran, China, Russia...support Ukraine joining NATO...there seems to be hardly any discussion or "wider view" in these "groups". New Atlas reporting in his video' s of how the US is attacking-via proxies-China in Pakistan, Miyanmar...

NATO is supporting "protests" in Syria, Venezuela, Hong Kong...often NATO/US may be even organizing those protests...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/german-foreign-minister-just-said-quiet-part-out-loud-ukraine[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/german-foreign-minister-just-said-quiet-part-out-loud-ukraine ;

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock bluntly stated in fresh remarks that Western allies are fighting a war against Russia. The remarks came during a debate at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday amid discussions over sending Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

While Baerbock's words were largely ignored in mainstream media, a number of pundits on social media noted with alarm that the German foreign minister just essentially declared war on Russia.

DJ, Baerbock speaking in English-not German-may have acted wiser when she would go for a interpreter...often European politicians speaking English as a second language may not be able to find the right words...

Ironically other German officials have long sought to emphasize their country is not a party to the conflict, fearing uncontrollable escalation.

Contradicting this official stance, Baerbock said the quiet part out loud, and introduced the comments with: "And therefore I’ve said already in the last days – yes, we have to do more to defend Ukraine. Yes, we have to do more also on tanks."

And that's when she asserted: "But the most important and the crucial part is that we do it together and that we do not do the blame game in Europe, because we are fighting a war against Russia and not against each other.”

Interestingly, both Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his former defense minister who recently resigned, Christine Lambrecht, have been seen as weak on arming Ukraine - repeatedly declaring an unwillingness to get pulled deeper into the proxy war aspect to the conflict. But now it seems the more hawkish Baerbock is willing to at this point be much more open with the reality of what's happening.

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova seized on the comments, saying this is yet more proof that the Western allies were planning a war on Russia all along...

"If we add this to Merkel’s revelations that they were strengthening Ukraine and did not count on the Minsk agreements, then we are talking about a war against Russia that was planned in advance. Don’t say later that we didn’t warn you," Zakharova said.

One thing is for sure, things are moving fast...

DJ, also a twitter;


More tanks & support to Ukraine. Three additional B-52 bombers flying to unknown locations. Russian warships with hypersonic missiles in the Atlantic. No attempts at negotiating peace. If you didn’t recognize the endgame last February, do you understand now? Pray for humanity!

DJ [url]https://djuricic.law/attorney-aleks-djuricic[/url] or https://djuricic.law/attorney-aleks-djuricic 

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Middle East;

[url]https://www.debka.com/mivzak/clashes-in-jenin-as-security-forces-round-up-terror-suspects/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/mivzak/clashes-in-jenin-as-security-forces-round-up-terror-suspects/ ; An elite army-police force drove a milk truck into the Jenin refugee camp early Thursday for a series of arrests following receipt of solid evidence that a major terror campaign was forthcoming across the territory. The force, which cut of power to the camp, came under fierce attack in which Palestinian sources report six dead and several injured in the crossfire. Five members of a suspected terror cell already poised for action were arrested. The operation is ongoing.

DJ, Israel killed -at least-9 Palestinians....[url]https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/01/27/697059/Israel-launches-airstrikes-on-Gaza-Palestinian-resistance-retaliates-[/url] or https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/01/27/697059/Israel-launches-airstrikes-on-Gaza-Palestinian-resistance-retaliates- ;

Israel has launched airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip a day after killing at least 10 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, prompting the Palestinian resistance to fire rockets at the occupied territories in retaliation.

The Palestinian Information center said Israeli warplanes raided areas west and south of Gaza, including posts belonging to the Palestinian resistance, on Thursday night and Friday at dawn.

The Quds News Network said that Palestinian citizens' homes have been inflicted with severe damage as a result of the violent Israeli bombing of a resistance site in the central Gaza Strip. 

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Nine Palestinians lost their lives following a raid on Jenin refugee camp in the northern part of the West Bank. Israeli forces gunned down a 10th Palestinian during clashes in the holy occupied city of al-Quds.

In Jenin, more than 70 Israeli armed vehicles and hundreds of Israeli soldiers stormed the flashpoint city and the neighboring refugee camp, leaving the residents and popular resistance groups with no choice but to defend themselves and confront the occupation forces.

Among those killed by Israeli forces in Jenin was a Palestinian 61 year old woman identified as Majeda Obeid who was killed in her home while performing prayers.

DJ [url]https://southfront.org/west-bank-nine-palestinians-killed-in-israeli-attack-on-jenin-refugee-camp-videos/[/url] or https://southfront.org/west-bank-nine-palestinians-killed-in-israeli-attack-on-jenin-refugee-camp-videos/ 

This may be an indication of how -just restarted- netanyahu government wants to "do things"...Netanyahu and Putin -more or less- are believed to be friends...However they disagree on Syria, Iran, Palestine...

A major Israel (de facto a non-NATO-NATO member like Ukraine...in many ways part of NATO without membership-but with a US base in Israel) -US/NATO attack on Iran may "push the button for global war". 

Russia did tell Israel NOT to attack Damascus International Airport...Israel ignored that Russian warning...claiming the airport-also in civil use-was used as a transport-hub for Iran weapons...

So far Russia tried to "control" the Israel-Iran conflict in Syria...Russia succeded in starting Syrian-Turkish talks, even was part of a basis for Iran-Saudi talks...(in wich Iraq played a major role-also starting Iran-Egypt talks...). 

[url]https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-us-kick-off-massive-war-games-in-apparent-message-to-iran/[/url] or https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-us-kick-off-massive-war-games-in-apparent-message-to-iran/

The Israel Defense Forces and United States Central Command on Monday kicked off a large-scale joint exercise in Israel and over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the two militaries announced.

The drill, dubbed Juniper Oak 2023, will involve over 140 aircraft, 12 naval vessels, and artillery systems from both nations and last until Friday, CENTCOM said in a statement.

A senior US defense official told NBC News that the drill was aimed at showing adversaries, such as Iran, that Washington is not too distracted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and threats from China to mobilize a large military force.

DJ, Increasing air defense systems in Ukraine -claimed to be against Russian attacks- could be seen as part of NATO preparing defenses for an attack on Iran. 

CENTCOM in its statement said the forces would practice joint command and control; air operations in maritime surface warfare; combat search and rescue; electronic attacks; suppression of enemy air defenses; strike coordination and reconnaissance; and air interdiction.

Of the 142 aircraft involved in the drill, 100 are American, NBC reported, including four B-52 strategic bombers, four F-35 fighter jets, 45 F/A-18 fighters, and two MQ-9 Reaper drones.

and

CENTCOM additionally said F-15 and F-16 fighters, AC- 130 gunships, Apache helicopters, and other rescue and refueling aircraft — including the Boeing KC-46, which Israel is expected to receive in 2025 — would also participate.

The IDF said the aircraft would simulate “various scenarios,” including striking targets simulating naval threats, and US bombers dropping live ammunition in southern Israel.

According to NBC, the 12 navy vessels involved in the drill include six Israeli Navy ships, and six US ships, the latter of which include a carrier strike group.

The IDF said the Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 5-class corvettes and a submarine would participate in the drill. The corvettes are to refuel from an American replenishment tanker during the drill “to expand the IDF’s ranges and areas of operation in routine and emergency situations,” the Israeli military said.

CENTCOM and the IDF said the drill would also involve High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, and Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, as well as infantry and special forces.

NBC said approximately 6,400 US personnel are joining 1,100 Israeli personnel for the exercise. Several senior CENTCOM commanders will observe the drill.

The official who spoke with the network said it was “the most significant exercise between the United States and Israel to date,” citing the massive amount of aircraft and personnel involved.

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Israel regularly conducts various training drills with the US military in the country, including air force exercises and missile defense drills.

In November, the IDF and the US military held a series of joint aerial exercises, simulating strikes against Iran and its regional terror proxies.

Then-IDF chief Aviv Kohavi that month said joint activities with the US military in the Middle East would be “significantly expanded.”

DJ, "it could be just another drill"....However the mediterranean is also a transport route for energy...Iranian, Russian oil/LPG a.o. to Syria, Türkiye...

A lot of US military very likely warn against an all out attack on Iran itself...however an attack on Iran/Russian energy logistics could be something different...Netanyahu may "use US presence in Israel" to follow his own agenda...

[url]https://www.timesofisrael.com/tv-report-claims-joint-us-israel-air-drill-will-bomb-iranian-nuke-sites-in-negev/?utm_campaign=most_popular&utm_source=website&utm_medium=article_end[/url] or https://www.timesofisrael.com/tv-report-claims-joint-us-israel-air-drill-will-bomb-iranian-nuke-sites-in-negev/?utm_campaign=most_popular&utm_source=website&utm_medium=article_end ;

As part of an ongoing drill between the Israeli Air Force and United States Central Command, American B-52 strategic bombers will drop live ammunition on targets in southern Israel on Wednesday.

Channel 12 news on Tuesday evening, without citing a source, said the targets in the Negev Desert would simulate Iranian nuclear sites. The network said the bombers would drop 100 tons of bunker-busting explosives, also without citing any source.

However, a US official speaking to American media said there would be no mockups of Iranian targets during the drills, and that the exercises were not oriented around any particular adversary, but rather meant to send a message to Iran and China.

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[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/military/pentagon-increase-artillery-ammunition-production-500-ukraine[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/military/pentagon-increase-artillery-ammunition-production-500-ukraine ;

The US plans to dramatically ramp up ammunition production over the next two years show that the US is expecting to support Ukraine against Russia for years to come, and there is no sign that the fighting will end anytime soon.

What’s not clear is if the policy is sustainable, as US military officials have warned it may be hard to continue arming both the US and Ukraine as the war drags on. Ukrainian forces are estimated to be using about 90,000 rounds of artillery each month, which is more than double what the US and Europe can currently produce.

The US has had to dip into a little-known stockpile of weapons that it keeps in Israel to keep up with Ukraine’s artillery demand. The Pentagon also requested that US forces stationed in South Korea send equipment to Ukraine.

DJ, China, Iran, others now see NATO getting weaker because of massive weapon transfer to Ukraine. Ukraine already asking for F16's, western navy-ships etc...

A major risk is that the US/NATO may run out of "non-nuclear options" in any other (Taiwan, North Korea, Serbia etc) crisis. 

-Iran is the link between China and EU, Russia and India...Since the main US goal (with other NATO members acting as slaves still...) is to "keep the US as #1" -save the US$ -even with Asia over 50% of population and Asia economy booming; Asia has NO interest in keeping the US #1/save the US$...I think we are sinking deeper and deeper into the crisis...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsu9BS-qwg4&t=1065s[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsu9BS-qwg4&t=1065s The duran;

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DJ, "Escalation escalator"...western politicians give me the impression they have no idea of what they are doing-unable to understand the consequences, outcome of their (in)actions...Simply ignoring even recent history....

More updates when available...



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The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XtrMST9iDQ&t=136s[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XtrMST9iDQ&t=136s ;

Isolating Zelensky. Collective West builds intervention force for west Ukraine The Duran: Episode 1494

DJ "Anti-corruption" actions in the ruling elite around zelensky-with some military leaders now "pushed forward" in the media...

Western tanks may be to heavy not only for Ukraine bridges...they even may be to heavy for a lot of Ukraine roads...But the basic idea was "Politicians have to do something"..."show unity"...

AM earlier mentioned the US is willing to send US-made tanks...only not from its own 5,000 tank force. US Army tanks have high tech and armour that is meant to be kept secret...so the US is looking at countries with US tanks - are they willing to sell them back to the US-so the US can send those to Ukraine ? 

Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt more or less indicate "no"...Morocco did see 20 of it Russian made tanks-for an upgrade in Czechia-being transported to Ukraine without anybody telling Morocco about it...

Training for use of those tanks is complicated and time consuming...Ukraine does not have that time...

AM wondering if the plan for western tanks could be to keep them in Poland-send them in when the Kiev-zelensky government collapses...only to come to the conclusion "the west" may not have any plan at all....

Meanwhile;








Germany’s Green Party campaigned for “green” sources of energy and against coal fired plants. Its voters wound up with a coal industry renaissance and Green Energy Minister Robert Habeck bowing to Qatari royals.

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Germany’s Green Party campaigned on opposing arms exports to war zones and embracing a “feminist” international policy. Its voters wound up with perhaps the most warlike foreign minister since Ribbentrop.

-DJ-ribbentrop was foreign minister in the "hitler government" ...when will western "media/politics" rewrite that part of history to fit their agenda of lies ? 

Michael Tracey

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German Green Party manifesto in the 2021 election called for banning "export of arms and military equipment" into war zones. They won 118 seats on this pledge, entered the ruling coalition, and are now the government's most hardcore proponents of exporting arms into war zones

DJ..also in NL "left wing parties" now defending NATO...bizarre...








At a Senate hearing, top US diplomat Victoria Nuland celebrated the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bombing: "Senator Cruz, like you, I am, and I think the administration is, very gratified to know that Nord Stream 2 is now, as you like to say, a hunk of metal at the bottom of the sea."

Why is there no real investigation ? Because the US/UK did blow up German-Russian energy links ? 








This woman is a disgrace for Germany, and especially German foreign politics, and should've never inherited this position. This is dangerous. One has come to the conclusion that she, on a regular basis, can't even comprehend the implications of what she's saying publicly.

on German FM claiming "Europe is at war with Russia" ...DJ-more and more a political elite may end up in conflict with their own citizens that never wanted this war...Here in NL in a referendum Ukraine was not even welcomed in the EU...

DJ-Inflation very likely may worsen further-increasing poverty in Europe...Some "politicians" go for "more investments in war-industries" "at all costs"...only they will make money out of it-citizens pay the bill...

More and more the Ukraine-crisis will become a crisis for the west...

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DJ, 

Short "war-news" ; Russia gaining limited ground-but destroying a lot of Ukraine/NATO military in eastern Ukraine. 

[url]https://www.debka.com/jerusalems-gravest-terrorist-attack-in-12-years-leaves-7-israelis-dead/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/jerusalems-gravest-terrorist-attack-in-12-years-leaves-7-israelis-dead/ Also the Palestinian was killed....

DJ-No doubt netanyahu now even harder will go for war against Iran....

[url]https://www.debka.com/mivzak/cia-chief-on-secret-visit-to-israel-meets-mossad-chief/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/mivzak/cia-chief-on-secret-visit-to-israel-meets-mossad-chief/ ;

CIA chief William Burns’ visit to Israel in the past week was disclosed on Friday. According to official sources, Burns also called on PM Binyamin Netanyahu. He arrived in the footsteps of US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is due next week. Burns also stopped over in Cairo for talks with President Abdel-Fatteh El Sisi, part of the latest swing US security officials are making in the wake of Middle East tensions. Two weeks ago, the CIA chief was in Kyiv for a look at Ukraine’s coming military steps against Russia’s invading forces.

DJ, no doubt on what was discussed; Israel has to do more to "help" Ukraine, more anti-Russia, Iran, China steps...If Israel helps the US against Ukraine the US will help Israel against Iran...

The level of stupidity is shocking...Iran is a strategic partner not only for Russia and China but also for India (that bypassed Pakistan by investing in Iran...). 

[url]https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/01/27/697087/More-than-dozen-Palestinians-injured-by-occupation-forces-near-Nablus[/url] or https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/01/27/697087/More-than-dozen-Palestinians-injured-by-occupation-forces-near-Nablus 

DJ-"Moderate" Arab states distanced themselves from the Palestinians. Non-Arab states; Türkye, Iran now play a larger role...Israel over-reacting, very likely destroying houses of Palestinians, bombing of Gaza, Hizbollah, Syria will push "moderate" Arab states away from Israel-and with that from the US...

WHEN ?????

Timing of any attack on Iran will be problematic...by now anytime is bad....

A more indirect attack, pro-Iran positions outside Iran, cyber warfare, stopping logistics run less risk of escalation...

[url]https://thesaker.is/doomsday-clock-90-seconds-to-midnight/[/url] or https://thesaker.is/doomsday-clock-90-seconds-to-midnight/ ;

The Clock had been set at 100 seconds since 2020. The Bulletin’s Science and Security Board and a group of sponsors – which includes 10 Nobel laureates – have focused on “Russia’s war on Ukraine” (their terminology) as the main reason.

Yet they did not bother to explain non-stop American rhetoric (the US is the only nation that adopts “first strike” in a nuclear confrontation) and the fact that this is a US proxy war against Russia with Ukraine used as cannon fodder.

The Bulletin also attributes malignant designs to China, Iran and North Korea, while mentioning, only in passing, that “the last remaining nuclear weapons treaty between Russia and the United States, New START, stands in jeopardy”.

“Unless the two parties resume negotiations and find a basis for further reductions, the treaty will expire in February 2026.”

As it stands, the prospects of a US-Russia negotiation on New START are less than zero.

Now cue to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov making it very clear that war against Russia is not hybrid anymore, it’s “almost” real.

DJ, The Bulletin is unable to escape from a US-centered view of the globe...That view is the main reason for;

Former British diplomat Alastair Crooke has concisely explained how Russian resilience – much in the spirit of Iranian resilience past four decades – completely smashed the assumptions of Anglo-American intelligence.

Talk about the Mother of All Intel Failures – in fact even more astonishing than the non-existent Iraqi WMDs (in the run-up to Shock and Awe in 2003, anyone with a brain knew Baghdad had discontinued its weapons program already in the 1990s.)

Now the collective West “committed the entire weight of its financial resources to crushing Russia (…) in every conceivable way – via financial, cultural and psychological war, and with real military war as the follow-through.”

And yet Russia held its ground. And now reality-based developments prevail over fiction. The Global South “is peeling away into a separate economic model, no longer dependent on the dollar for its trading needs.”

And the accelerated collapse of the US dollar increasingly plunges the Empire into a real existential crisis.

DJ...Existential...NATO moving towards the Russian border - with NATO missiles just a few minutes from Moscow is existential for Russia....The "west" could and should have avoided this war !!!

You have to know your own position when you move into a major conflict...The "west" had a total unrealistic view of its own (lack of) strength...

This Ukraine war is not like South Vietnam, Afghanistan-eventough a lot of mistakes are repeated....NATO against BRICS is a different scale...

Plan A is subdivided into two sections.

1. Military intervention in a hollowed-out proxy state shell (see Afghanistan and Ukraine).

2. Inevitable, humiliating military defeat (see Afghanistan and soon Ukraine). Variations include building a wasteland and calling it “peace” (Libya) and extended proxy war leading to future humiliating expulsion (Syria).

There’s no Plan B.

Or is there? 90 seconds to midnight?

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With the collapse of the JCPOA, Iran is now being re-targeted with maximum hostility. Yet were Tehran to play hardball, the US Navy or military could never keep the Strait of Hormuz open – by the admission of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Oil price in this case would rise to possibly thousands of dollars a barrel according to Goldman Sachs oil derivative experts – and that would crash the entire world economy.

This is arguably the foremost NATO Achilles Heel. Almost without firing a shot a Russia-Iran alliance could smash NATO to bits and bring down assorted EU governments as socio-economic chaos runs rampant across the collective West.

Meanwhile, to quote Dylan, darkness keeps dawning at the break of noon. Straussian neo-con and neoliberal-con psychos will keep pushing the Doomsday Clock closer and closer to midnight.

DJ..The zelensky-puppet junta in Kiev is breaking down...You can send tanks, F16, s, submarines...but to who ? Ukraine its economy is gone...Ukraine may be close to a famine because logistics are bad. CoViD, flu very likely out of control...spreading into eastern Europe...

A comment from under; [url]https://thesaker.is/douglas-macgregor-a-huge-offensive/[/url] or https://thesaker.is/douglas-macgregor-a-huge-offensive/ ;

McGreggor, of course, is right that “Debts do matter”. He is talking about the “$32 trillion US government debt”. But the US (actually West’s) debt problem is much-much bigger than that.

– Total US debt is $91 trillion (as of 2022). $31t of that is the US gov, the rest is citizens, corporations, banksters.

– The reason why US could afford to run up such insane mountain of debt is because Greenspans / Bernankes / Powells of the world managed to supress the REAL interest rates to negative levels (e.g. 4% nominal rate with 10% actual – not the BS us gov inflation = REAL interest rate of -6%). Which is why they had to resort to printing money as the number of dummies who are willing to lend the West money at negative rates has dwindled to a handful of imbeciles or corrupt banksters.

So, what happens when the REAL interest rate goes back to the 700-year normal level (which is 4-5%)? Well, the nominal rate will have to be 10% or 20% (depending on whether the inflation is going to be 5% or 15%). NOW, do the math. $90 trillion in Debt multiplied by, say, 10% Nominal rate = $9 trillion in interest payments. Guess what the entire US GDP is? If you believe the BEA BS – it is $25 trillion (including 15-20% of “imputations” — which is basically BS these “economists” make up in their ivory towers). But let’s just go with their number. What do you think is going to happen to the US (and West’s) economies if $9 trillion out of $25 trillion GDP (or 40%) will have to be paid in interest?

The US and Western economies, running total debt levels of 300% to 1,000% of their GDPs are the end of the road. Will they implode in 2023 or in 2030 is anybody’s guess. But implode they WILL. Just a matter of when…

DJ; [url]https://nltimes.nl/2023/01/27/netherlands-heading-socially-disruptive-asylum-crisis-involved-authorities-warn[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2023/01/27/netherlands-heading-socially-disruptive-asylum-crisis-involved-authorities-warn Allready a lot of refugees live with friends/family or on the street - they are kept out of these statistics...

The authorities fear there won’t be any shelter available for thousands of asylum seekers within a few weeks. Undocumented migrants will then roam the country and cause problems, especially in the large cities, the authorities warned. If nothing changes, the COA expects a shortage of 8,000 reception places by April.


Over the past months, the Netherlands hastily set up thousands of shelter spots, so people didn’t have to sleep outside in the winter. But most of them are temporary. Nieuwsuur recently reported that the contracts for 35 locations would expire by June 1, leaving the country 38,000 reception places short.

The Ministry thinks more people will seek safety and shelter in the Netherlands this year than expected. According to NRC’s sources, the new forecasts show 45,000 asylum seekers coming to the Netherlands this year, 10,000 more than the Ministry’s estimate at the end of last year.

DJ neo-liberalism did cause the worst housing crisis in NL since 1945...neo-liberalism is willing to support wars-but turns its back on refugees (christian parties support this still...). Other countries face an even worse refugee crisis...

Again; The west is losing this global war even before even larger wars with Iran, China did start ! We did NOT have a basis strong enough even to move ourselves into this war with Russia...The west would have been better off without Ukraine and with working agreements with Russia-Iran-China...

The best the west could do is seek mediation, start talks...It would be so welcome if the CIA-boss visit to Israel would have discussed realism-the need to de-escalate...

Again !!! A major attack on (nuclear sites in) Iran may start "a real World War Three" and the west has NO chance at all against an even stronger united "rest" willing to go into conflict in so many ways...(energy, finance, currencies, food, basic materials...)

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/chinas-african-trade-takeover[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/chinas-african-trade-takeover 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/europes-energy-crisis-leaves-almost-all-pakistan-without-power[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/europes-energy-crisis-leaves-almost-all-pakistan-without-power 

Maybe more later...how fast a collapse can go - see nazi germany in april-early may 1945...Waterloo 1815/Leipzig 1813 Napoleon his end...

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DJ, 

weeb Union [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc658xGnt-M[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc658xGnt-M and more info [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgboEuCMjPE[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgboEuCMjPE also with an overview of western weapons supposed to go to Ukraine the coming half year...

Weeb Union claimining western "help" is 1/3 of what Ukraine would need "to win"...DJ-even there he is wrong...

A list of weapons; 

Artillery 122, 152, 155 mm guns...problem however is in the munition...The "west" soon will run out of a lot of munition-may not be able to produce enough in time. Besides that-more weapons to Ukraine leaves the "west" with less weapons for now...

Another point is training...Ukraine very likely lost most experienced soldiers...What now ends up in Ukraine army may be between 15-60 y/o "reserves" without even basic military training...

Modern (high tech) weapons -in the west used by a professional-long time training-army need to be used in coordination with each other...

Another point-often made mistake-pulling back forces from hopeless positions may save an army...Russia is pulling back forces from lost battles limiting losses...Ukraine does not...

Alex Christoforou  (AC) [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeVE141Apcc[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeVE141Apcc on Ukraine now asking for fighter-jets, submarines...Russia-Medvedev-making clear Ukraine itself has run out of any airstrips...DJ-using roads could replace it within lots of limits...

AC also asking who will be the pilots in those planes...NATO trained volunteers ? 

Also-if those planes use Polish, Romanian etc. airbases before/after attacking (pro)Russian forces...DJ-does that make NATO ending up in an open war with Russia ? Are those bases "legal targets"...Would NATO article 5 still be of use (for all NATO members) or is NATO the attacking party...

Türkiye, Hungary may think article 5 is not to be used if Polish, Romanian bases get used against Russian targets...Another point-is it still in Ukraine or is it Russia ? 

There are no frontlines in Crimea-all under Russian control...so say a US plane attacks a Russian Navy base in Crimea-is the US then de facto attacking Russia ????

AC also mentioned submarines...Medvedev-Russia stated Ukraine "soon will have no coast under their control"...so submarines for river-use ? (DJ-small submarines still may be usefull for sabotage operations in rivers...putting mines near bridges/ships or to block river transports). 

-DJ, Russia has several tank factories, access to iron, metals, all the basic needs for tank-production. Russia is believed to be able to build over 1000 modern tanks per year...they also have enough crew/soldiers able to use them. Both Ukraine and the west have a problem there...

Even worse-Russia is NOT isolated...Russian allies could supply Russia with thousends of tanks...if need be also with soldiers able to use them...Not only North Korea, Iran, Syria, China...maybe even India may be a factor in such supplies...

-Middle East 

[url]https://www.debka.com/mivzak/security-cabinet-meets-saturday-night-on-e-jerusalem-terror-outbreak/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/mivzak/security-cabinet-meets-saturday-night-on-e-jerusalem-terror-outbreak/

PM Binyamin Netanyahu told the distraught citizens of Neve Yacov Friday night, after a Palestinian gunmen murdered seven people at their synagogue, that Israel’s response would be “immediate” and warned them not to take the law into their own hands. He called an urgent foreign affairs and security panel meeting for Saturday night. This was before a second shooting at Ir David injured two Israeli men and put all security forces on emergency footing lest a wave of Palestinian terror is at hand.

The US State Department Friday condemned the “apparent terrorist attack” in Neve Yaacov in the strongest terms as “absolutely horrific.”

DJ...US and Israel "uniting against terrorism"...escalation unfolding...No doubt hizbollah, Gaza forces preparing for IDF attacks...No doubt also [url]https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/01/28/697104/Muslims-world-protests-desecration-Holy-Qur-an-Europe[/url] or https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/01/28/697104/Muslims-world-protests-desecration-Holy-Qur-an-Europe Iran/Islamic world is watching events...

In Sweden and Denmark idiots did see use in burning the Quran..in NL an idiot did shred the Islam holy book....This does not increase support for the west in the Islamic world...from Iran to Pakistan, Indonesia, Nigeria...

More when I find time...


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[url]https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-january-28-2023/[/url] or https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-january-28-2023/ ;

Some of the posts in this liveblog show a trend....

The Israel Defense Forces says it is deploying three additional battalions to the West Bank amid heightened tensions following two shooting attacks in Jerusalem.

The military says the decision was made following an assessment top officers held.

The battalions being deployed are the 101st Paratroopers Battalion, the Paratroopers Reconnaissance Battalion, and the 17th battalion from the School for Infantry Corps Professions and Squad Commanders.

The 101st and reconnaissance battalion were deployed earlier today and yesterday.

Tensions have increased dramatically since Thursday morning, when an IDF raid in the West Bank city of Jenin against a terrorist cell left nine Palestinians dead — most of them gunmen and members of the cell, though at least one civilian was also killed.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sends “sincere condolences” to the victims of the shooting attacks in Jerusalem, adding that one victim is a Ukrainian national.

“We share [Israel’s] pain after the terrorist attacks in Jerusalem. Among the victims is a [Ukrainian] woman,” he says on Twitter.

“Sincere condolences to the victims’ families. The crimes were cynically committed on the [International] Holocaust Remembrance Day.”

“Terror must have no place in today’s world. Neither in [Israel] nor in [Ukraine],” he adds.

DJ...IF Israel goes for major military "anti-terror" operations in Gaza and West Bank it will bring another Palestinian uprising...IF The US/NATO supports such a "special military operation" even Jordan may rethink its position...

[url]https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/924[/url] or https://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/924 ;

These findings come in a context of three major political and security-related developments, during the current quarter, that might have shaped Palestinian public attitudes, particularly in the West Bank:

  • Perhaps the single most important development has been the escalating military clashes between Palestinian armed groups and the Israeli army in the northern part of the West Bank. The number of armed clashes and Israeli military incursions and the number of Palestinian casualties have been unprecedented since the end of the second intifada. This particular development sheds light on the fact that the most significant changes in our findings are centered in the West Bank.
  • The results of the Israeli elections and the start of negotiations to form a right-wing coalition government, between the Likud, the religious parties, and the extreme right wing in Israeli politics, might have contributed to the increase in the percentage of those who think the two-state solution is no longer practical or possible. This same development might have also contributed to the rise in the belief that armed struggle, not negotiations, is the most effective means of ending the Israeli occupation. Indeed, the findings indicate that a large Palestinian majority expects the worse from the upcoming Israeli government including high expectation that it will change the status quo in holy places in al Haram al Sharif in East Jerusalem, expel Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem, transfer Bedouin residents, such as Arab al Jahalin, from their villages and encampments in the southeastern parts of Jerusalem to other locations, and annex settlements or the Jordan Valley to Israel.
  • Finally, it is clear from the findings that the pro-Palestine scenes at the World Cup in Qatar have contributed to a restoration of the confidence of the Palestinians in the justice of their cause and their right to resist the occupation by all legitimate means. The vast majority of the Palestinians say they have now regained much, or some, of the lost confidence in the Arab peoples in light of the solidarity with Palestine expressed by the fans during the football games. The findings show strong association between the restoration of trust and attitudes regarding the two-state solution and the return to an armed intifada. 

DJ In 2022 154 Palestinians were killed-2021 was 84, 2020 did see 24 Palestinians killed by IDF or colonists...21 Israelis got killed in 2022 UN numbers. 

DJ Connecting the Palestine-Israel conflict with the US-Russia/Iran/China conflict would be very unwise...The "west" did manage to make already a lot of enemies...We need less conflicts not more...I expect a major Israel escalation within a few days...very likely also "blaming Iran" (zelensky also blaming Iran in the hope on more US support...). 

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[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/video-saturday-morning-leopard-tanks-and-marder-infantry-fighting-vehicles-already-entering-poland[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/video-saturday-morning-leopard-tanks-and-marder-infantry-fighting-vehicles-already-entering-poland ;

Video has emerged showing German "Leopard-2" main battle tanks and "Marder" Infantry Fighting Vehicles, on a train entering Poland, destined for Ukraine.  These are the very weapons which Russia has said could trigger World War 3.

In the brief video below, taken in Poland Saturday morning, January 28, 2023, the unmistakable image of Leopard-2 tanks from Germany, can be seen on flatbed railcars, inside Poland.  Also on the train are "Marder" infantry fighting vehicles. 

Among the ammunition used by these weapons systems is Uranium-core shells; which Russia has already announced, "will be viewed as a dirty nuclear bomb being used against Russia, with all the ensuing consequences."

REWARD OFFERED FOR FIRST KILL

A Russian Oil company has publicly announced it will pay a reward of five million Rubles, which equal fifty thousand US Dollars, for the "First Kill" by a Russian Soldier, of either a U.S.  "M1" or a German "Leopard-2" Tank in Ukraine.   Subsequent kills of such weapons systems will result in reward of five-hundred thousand Rubles, which equals five-thousand U.S. Dollars.

DJ..who will be driving those tanks ? Did Ukraine had training or will "western volunteers" do that job ? 

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/world-health-organization-issues-list-of-medicines-nations-should-stockpile-in-case-of-nuclear-emergency[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/world-health-organization-issues-list-of-medicines-nations-should-stockpile-in-case-of-nuclear-emergency ;

Dr Maria Neira, WHO Acting Assistant Director-General warned that many governments today are not prepared for a nuclear or radiation disaster.

She said: 'In radiation emergencies, people may be exposed to radiation at doses ranging from negligible to life-threatening. Governments need to make treatments available for those in need – fast. 

'It is essential that governments are prepared to protect the health of populations and respond immediately to emergencies. This includes having ready supplies of lifesaving medicines that will reduce risks and treat injuries from radiation.'

WHO outlines that a national stockpile normally includes PPE, trauma kits, fluids, antibiotics and painkillers. 

But the health body said: 'Many countries, however, still lack the essential elements of preparedness for radiation emergencies.'

Meanwhile, the Kremlin said today the US holds the key to ending the war in Ukraine but refuses to use it.

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused Joe Biden of 'pumping weapons into Ukraine' when he could instead be instigating a ceasefire. 

DJ Most people do not realize we are in a worse position then ever before...

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MAJOR ATTACK ON IRAN ON ITS WAY ???????

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/flash-iran-under-attack[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/flash-iran-under-attack ;

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"Israel launches a special military operation inside Iran" - Al Arabiya News Network

More:

"The official goal of the Israeli army is the destruction of Iran's military industry" - Al Arabiya

 

7:31 PM EST -- Videos surfacing of Iranian Air Force scrambling

Russian and Iranian State Media is already claiming that the Drone Attacks on Military Facilities inside of Iran tonight are suspected to be from a NATO or NATO-Linked Country.

and [url]https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/01/29/697167/Iran-repels-micro-aerial-vehicle-attack-Isfahan[/url] or https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/01/29/697167/Iran-repels-micro-aerial-vehicle-attack-Isfahan

The Iranian Defense Ministry says its air defense units have repelled a drone attack on a military workshop in the central city of Isfahan.

The ministry made the announcement in an early Sunday statement, after an explosion was reported at one of Isfahan’s defense industry complexes late Saturday.

DJ; [url]https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/481365/Iran-Turkey-can-strengthen-unity-among-Muslim-countries-MP[/url] or https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/481365/Iran-Turkey-can-strengthen-unity-among-Muslim-countries-MP An attack on Iran - likely by US/Israel will push Türkiye, Jordan further away from NATO. 

See also [url]https://iran.liveuamap.com/[/url] or https://iran.liveuamap.com/ reporting several explosions/fires in Iran.

[url]https://www.debka.com/third-palestinian-intifada-seen-launched-with-2-jerusalem-shootings-7-israeli-murdered/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/third-palestinian-intifada-seen-launched-with-2-jerusalem-shootings-7-israeli-murdered/

The third intifada appearing now at its outset is already known as the Intifada of the Guns. This time, no chain of command or Palestinian leadership is discerned behind the action – only lone killers with guns operating solo. These killers have progressed from “Carlos” – the fake Carl Gustav rifles cobbled together in Palestinian workshops, and now shoot from regulation army-issue weapons.

Israel’s intelligence bodies are struggling to get a handle on these lone killers, who are hard to identify and predict.

Again one-sided western media/politics again closing their eyes for Israeli agression does not help...only further escalation...

We are monitoring the reports coming out of #Iran right now of Israeli drone strikes on Iranian targets.  Lots of chatter going on about it along with some wild speculation. At this point, we are not concerned but will continue to watch for further developments.

DJ-very limited news...maybe some on twitter ? 

[url]https://ejmagnier.com/2023/01/28/europe-is-in-the-eye-of-the-iranian-storm-ukraine-is-the-cause/[/url] or https://ejmagnier.com/2023/01/28/europe-is-in-the-eye-of-the-iranian-storm-ukraine-is-the-cause/ of course NATO goal is not only regime change in Moscow...also Iran (Bejing etc...). 

[url]https://community.defconwarningsystem.com/threads/us-israel-iran-2023.17789/page-3[/url] or https://community.defconwarningsystem.com/threads/us-israel-iran-2023.17789/page-3 India sources confirm at least one attack and some drones shot down. 

[url]https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2023/01/29/Explosion-reported-at-military-facility-in-central-Iran[/url] or https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2023/01/29/Explosion-reported-at-military-facility-in-central-Iran 

Maybe limited actions...for now...Iran will react.

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DJ-Trying to get info on Iran; 

[url]https://community.defconwarningsystem.com/threads/us-israel-iran-2023.17789/page-3[/url] or https://community.defconwarningsystem.com/threads/us-israel-iran-2023.17789/page-3 could provide some info....

Seems Russia’s drone supplier, to attack Ukraine, may be going out of business!!! (y)


Iran ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท is being attacked. A number of weapons / drones factories have been struck. Iranian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Telegram indicates that Israeli ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Air Force has been seen over multiple Iranian cities. Seems Russia’s ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ drone supplier, to attack Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, may be going out of business!!!


DJ, no doubt Iran, Russia, Türkiye others will look at radar, electronics to see where the attack came from. 

What appears may have been a bunker-buster strike against an underground weapons factory in Iran was followed by a significant earthquake in the area.

DJ Both EMSC and USGS have a M5,9 at 19.14 (UTC+1)/  [url]https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/Map/zoom.php?key=134&typ=euro#2[/url] or https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/Map/zoom.php?key=134&typ=euro#2 depth 10 or 15 km. -my impression- the earthquake was before the attack....

Some of the comments;

Maria Zakharova — Moosie850 2023-01-29 05:27

โ—๏ธCommentary of the Russian Embassy in Iran in connection with reports of explosions in Iran

The Embassy is guided by the official statement of the Ministry of Defense and Support of the Armed Forces of Iran that on the evening of January 28, around 23:30, an attack was carried out using drones on one of the production facilities of this department in the city of Isfahan. There were no serious injuries, as well as no human casualties. As a result of the operation of the air defense system, one UAV was shot down, two more were intercepted and destroyed.

We carefully analyze media reports about similar incidents in other cities of Iran. We are in constant contact with the Consulates General of the Russian Federation in Rasht and Isfahan, as well as other Russian organizations. There were no reports of casualties among Russian citizens. All Russian foreign missions in Iran are operating normally.

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Gonzalo Lira — Logan5 2023-01-29 03:49

I hesitate to bring this up, but in the Iranian city of Khoy, there was—coincidentally—a 5.3 earthquake at the same time as the Israeli attacks. Some people claim this was a tactical nuke.

https://twitter.com/GonzaloLira1968/status/1619615022686302208?s=20&t=xz_Uok86vYcK8F9pF06I6A

- DJ-my view is -first earthquake...Iran has a high number of quakes...then the attack...(I also wonder if the quake was in the same area of NW Iran...). 

PS-Maybe the claim of a bunker-buster attack from [url]https://twitter.com/igorsushko/status/1619530210042593280[/url] or https://twitter.com/igorsushko/status/1619530210042593280 is fake ?

Clip NOT showing an event in Iran last night ?????

There are different reports on aircraft over Iran...I also did not see any mention of Israel attacks in Syria this saturday-night...(Shabbat ends saturday evening)

[url]https://www.timesofisrael.com/armed-drones-strike-iranian-defense-workshop-in-isfahan/[/url] or https://www.timesofisrael.com/armed-drones-strike-iranian-defense-workshop-in-isfahan/ 

DJ-There were some claims Azerbaijan would be somehow involved after an Azerbaijan diplomat would have been murdered in Tehran...My impression is Azerbaijan -in between Russia, Iran, Türkiye does want to stay out of conflicts....US may welcome a war between Russia/Iran and Azerbaijan-it would further hinder Caspian Sea transports from Russia-via Iran-to India...

Russia claimed it did build the Iran-model drones in Russia...

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[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/north-korea-blasts-us-tanks-ukraine-vows-stand-same-trench-russia[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/north-korea-blasts-us-tanks-ukraine-vows-stand-same-trench-russia DJ...Does Russia NEED to buy NK weapons & munition...I do not think so...however if NK has a good offer Russia (or Wagner) could be interested...

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[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/new-rand-study-breaks-dc-consensus-warns-us-against-protracted-conflict-ukraine[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/new-rand-study-breaks-dc-consensus-warns-us-against-protracted-conflict-ukraine and [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9957O8n8d0[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9957O8n8d0 ; Gonzalo Lira ; The West has lost already...

DJ-The west was NOT !!!! in a position to get into a major conflict with Russia with the west being allready that much in a financial crisis...The idea that "sanctions would hurt Russia" ignored the facts of Russia already a major factor in Asian energy trade...Russia -and Asia- does NOT need the "west"...We need them....

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m08Nor8X4g8[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m08Nor8X4g8 another Russian oil discovery...DJ-Russia increased oil/gas exports to non-western countries - those countries increased diesel, kerosine, LNG exports to the west...made from Russian oil and gas...

----So what will Iran do ? 

-First control the news...Iran seems to be downplaying the seize of the attacks "just three drones" -very likely it was larger

-They will talk with "partners/allies"...DJ-I expect attacks on US bases in Syria and Iraq...

-Another action could be "playing the media"...try to find more allies and be able to hit back harder later on...

-Also Iran will be preparing for more attacks-this was just a start...

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DJ, 

The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yUSMrHRakg[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yUSMrHRakg ; Kurds signal rapprochement with Syrian government The Duran: Episode 1497

a comment; I agree with Alex on Turkey being fine with Syrian government exerting control over Kurdish regions in North Syria. As long as Kurds are demilitarized and pacified, Turkey won't really have a problem. Syrian being in turmoil for as long as it has been, has been a big pain for Turkey and I guess they are sick of their troubled Southern borders. People tend to forget, Turkey is hosting a ton of Syrian refugees for years and they have been drain on Turkish economy and not to mention creating social and political problems because of their large numbers.

DJ...It could have some links with the -very likely limited- attack in Iran. It must be a nightmare for Israel/US that Kurds may go for peace-limits on self rule-as the best possible option in Syria (Iraq, Iran next ?). 

Some further comments on Hal Turner;

Drones, 5.9 Earthquake Inflict Damage on Iranian Targets Overnight Sunday! — MildB 2023-01-29 06:13

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Here’s what we know so far about Saturday night’s attack on Iran: as of this moment, mysterious explosions have taken place in at least four locations.

The first explosion took place in the city of Isfahan, where, according to an official report by the Iranian Defense Ministry, a quadcopter drone attack on a defense industrial complex failed. In a statement released early on Sunday, the Ministry said that “one of three drones attacking the defense equipment manufacturing complex in Isfahan was downed by a defense system stationed inside the facility and two others exploded after being caught in traps set by the defense system. According to Iranian press reports, the factory was damaged but there were no casualties, “thanks to God’s blessing.”

Another explosion took place in the city of Khoy in West Azerbaijan, northwestern Iran, Saturday night, but it may have been an earthquake (and not one caused by a drone attack). An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter Scale struck the area, killing at least seven and injuring 440.

Speculations of drone attacks mixed with an earthquake followed another explosion that occurred in the city of Azarshahr in East Azerbaijan Province, about 100 kilometers from Khoy. According to reports, an ignited a fire at a motor oil factory.


The final explosion was heard in the city of Kharj, west of Tehran. Several explosions were heard there, but no further details are available.

There were other reports of explosions in Iranian cities. In addition, in the early morning, fighter jets were heard flying in the sky over the capital Tehran, and videos show smoke in one area of the city.

The deputy governor of Isfahan province, Mohammad Reza Jan-Nesari, said on TV there were “no casualties” from the attack, and “the cause of the incident is under investigation.”

https://www.jewishpress.com/news/middle-east/iran-news/drones-5-9-earthquake-inflict-damage-on-iranian-targets-overnight-sunday/2023/01/29/

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits northern Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit Turkey – Iran border region at 18:14 UTC on January 28, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

https://watchers.news/2023/01/28/shallow-m5-9-earthquake-hits-northern-iran/

DJ...there were some fires in a.o. refineries...maybe more linked to the earthquake ? 

Israel rejected a request earlier from the United States to send its Homing All the Way Killer (HAWK) anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, according to Axios and Fox News. — MildB 2023-01-29 06:18

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The HAWK system is the predecessor to Patriot missile defense system made by Raytheon Technologies. Israel still has around 10 HAWK batteries, and hundreds of the system’s interceptor missiles, according to Axios.

But Israel has vowed since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine not to provide weapons systems to Kyiv.

“The policy of the security echelon has not changed. Each request is examined on its merits. Beyond that, we do not refer to additional details,” an Israeli defense ministry spokesperson told Fox News.

Why Israel Won’t Poke the Russian Bear

Israel declines to send lethal military aid to Ukraine due to its security concerns vis a vis Russia’s control of the skies in Syria and the presence of a large Jewish community in the country.

Up to this point, Russia has allowed the Israel Air Force to attack Iranian positions in Syrian territory in order to prevent establishment by Tehran of a firm military foothold across Israel’s northern border.

DJ...Netanyahu has to make a choice between his friend Putin-Russia...and getting US help against Iran...but he may try to find a balance between US and Russia-go for "national interests"...

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[url]https://southfront.org/war-between-us-and-china-in-2025-the-minihans-prophecy/[/url] or https://southfront.org/war-between-us-and-china-in-2025-the-minihans-prophecy/ also a US general on Portugal TV made the claim "US/NATO ready for war with Russia"....








NATO is ready for a direct confrontation with Russia, but the alliance must rearm, the head of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, said in an interview with the Portuguese RTP. In his opinion, Russia's strategic aims are beyond the borders of Ukraine. 

When you look at the economy, global supplies, finance...we were not ready for the Ukraine war...And YES...Russia wants NATO to stick to the 1991 limits as agreed at that time !

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DJ; There was a de facto Russia-Iran-China (RIC) alliance .....it may become more and more "TRICS"...Türkiye-Russia....not only Iran but also Iraq, even India....China, Syria...Saudi Arabia even ? 

Western foreign policies have three basics;

-sanctions

-regime change/coups

-war

There are limits to the US war-industry profits...It needs supplies from outside the west...It needs a functioning currency...This is all at risk. 

Public support for more war is gone....A growing refugee crisis is overstretching capacities...we are moving towards hyperinflation...

"The rest" does not have any reason to trust "the west"...worse...western voters can no longer trust politics....

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/macgregor-time-its-different[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/macgregor-time-its-different ;

Until it decided to confront Moscow with an existential military threat in Ukraine, Washington confined the use of American military power to conflicts that Americans could afford to lose, wars with weak opponents in the developing world from Saigon to Baghdad that did not present an existential threat to U.S. forces or American territory.

This time - a proxy war with Russia - is different.

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As a result, Washington’s proxy war against Russia is failing. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was unusually candid about the situation in Ukraine when he told the allies in Germany at Ramstein Air Base on January 20, “We have a window of opportunity here, between now and the spring,” admitting, “That’s not a long time.”  

DJ...the article mentions the extreme Ukraine losses...over 150.000 soldiers killed, thousends of tanks destroyed...At present -DJ- the "kill ratio" could be closer to 20 Ukraine soldiers killed for every 1 Russian then 10 to 1....Artillery is destroying the Ukraine army...most of their soldiers may never see a Russian soldier....

[url]https://southfront.org/iran-says-it-repelled-drone-attack-on-isfahan-military-site-videos/[/url] or https://southfront.org/iran-says-it-repelled-drone-attack-on-isfahan-military-site-videos/;

Over the last few years, the Israeli intelligence were blamed for several attacks that targeted key military and nuclear facilities across Iran. Tel Aviv has been working nonstop to sabotage the ongoing American-Iran talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal as well as to prevent Tehran from further developing its conventional military capabilities.

According to ISWNEWS.COM, some reports on explosions in the Iranian cities of Rasht, Hamadan and Karaj as well as strikes in the military and industrial regions of the cities are unfounded.

Based on the history of the intelligence-security warfare between Israel and Iran, it seems to be possible that the mentioned attacks and sabotages were implemented by elements of the Israeli regime inside Iran. Its worth mentioning that the Israeli media outlets alleged that the recent attacks by Palestinian groups in al-Quds and other regions of the occupied territories of Palestine were aided and abetted by Iran.

The drone attack on Isfahan military complex could lead to a military escalation in the Middle East. Tehran will likely retaliate once the side responsible for the attack is identified.

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DJ, 

Some claim the US-Israel attack (as far as I see it it was very limited-only Isfahan ?) on Iran is opening up a second front in the US-NATO war with -well face it- the rest of the world...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM_Ow9_OJz4[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM_Ow9_OJz4 India Hindustan Time ; Turkey has snubbed the U.S. despite fresh pressure over its ties with Russia. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President, has described his relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin as honest and trust-based. While Erdogan praised Putin, he issued a deterrent to the U.S. in the same breath. The deterrent was issued over the now-frozen fighter jet deal between the U.S. and Turkey. The issue was frozen after Ankara bought Russian S-400 air defence systems. The United States is now trying to arm-twist Turkey over its sanctions on Russia. However, Ankara seems unfazed by the U.S. warnings and continues to support Russia.

DJ Also The Duran did discuss Turkish-US relations [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yUSMrHRakg[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yUSMrHRakg when they discussed Syrian Kurds now willing to talk with Assad...Maybe because of the complexety they did keep Iraq, Iran and Turkish Kurds out of this story...

The Duran did mention the 1960 US coup in Türkiye...one of many US/NATO coups in the region...(maybe if you are interested recent history of Iran, Pakistan, Egypt can inform you on "US democrazy" in that region...the US only accept puppets...not partners...). 

Of course one could claim the Syria-Iraq-Afghanistan-Iran frontlines were the first US/NATO wars frontlines...Ukraine followed later...(2006, 2014 some turning points). On the other hand...US/west foreign policy always was promoting weapon sales and fossil fuels....

So even within NATO Türkiye, Hungary (Ukraine picking up Hungarians living in Ukraine...pulling 50+ old men from the street to put on a uniform and die in an insane war...) growing division...

Even in the US power elite some "neo-cons" keep pushing for even more escalation...lots of others, politicians, military warn US/NATO may run out of "tools" for other "conflicts" by overstretching (much to far) in Ukraine...

DJ-My view; public support for this insane war in the west may drop high speed...We now face a refugee crisis worse then ever before since 1945, a financial crisis and-because the pandemic is not over- also a healthcrisis...

Maybe the major crisis on top of all the other crises is "trust" is gone..."Leaders" pushing us into major crises do not end up with lots of followers...

[url]https://southfront.org/u-s-air-force-was-behind-recent-attack-on-iranian-military-infrastructure-report/[/url] or https://southfront.org/u-s-air-force-was-behind-recent-attack-on-iranian-military-infrastructure-report/ ;

The United States Air Force and “one more country” were behind the recent drone attack on a military industrial complex in Iran’s Isfahan, Al-Arabiya reported on January 29.

The Saudi-owned news channel said, citing American sources, that the attack, which took place late on January 28, targeted a depot of ballistic missiles.

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The New York Times reported that suicide quadcopter drones were used in the attack. The newspaper said that the drones were launched from within Iran.

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Iranian news sources affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have already blamed Tel Aviv for the attack on the Isfahan site. However, it is possible that the perpetrator may have been the United States. Washington may have ordered the attack in response to the January 20 drone attack on the US garrison in al-Tanf, southeastern Syria. Other sources specilate that it was a signal to warn Tehran against an alleged plan to supply Russia with ballistic missiles for the use in the military operation against the Kiev regime.

DJ, claims of Azerbaijan (NW of Iran) may have played a role (Azerbaijan once had Israeli/NATO base,,,I do not know if that is still there...Azerbaijan worked to improve relations with Iran and Russia...is in conflict with Armenia-that did go for a more western strategy (even with a Russian base in Armenia) ....I do NOT think Azerbaijan played a role in this-very likely-limited attack that may be related to [url]https://southfront.org/iraqi-group-claims-responsibility-for-drone-attack-on-u-s-al-tanf-base-in-syria-shares-footage/[/url] or https://southfront.org/iraqi-group-claims-responsibility-for-drone-attack-on-u-s-al-tanf-base-in-syria-shares-footage/ 

DJ-The US position in the Middle East may become impossible if Israel agression against Palestine (West Bank/Gaza) even pushes Jordan away from "the west"...Linking the Ukraine war with Iran -a strategic partner not only for Russia and China, also for India, Pakistan, Türkiye- is "beyond stupid".....

[url]https://www.timesofisrael.com/warplanes-said-to-strike-convoy-of-iranian-militia-trucks-on-syria-iraq-border/[/url] or https://www.timesofisrael.com/warplanes-said-to-strike-convoy-of-iranian-militia-trucks-on-syria-iraq-border/ ;

Unidentified aircraft struck a convoy of Iranian trucks at the al-Qaim crossing on the Syria-Iraq border, where frequent Iranian military activity has been reported, Syrian and other Arab media said Sunday night.

The Saudi-funded al-Arabiya network, citing unidentified sources, said 25 trucks had crossed the border from Iraq to Syria before the strike. According to Syria’s Sham FM radio station and other local media reports, six refrigerator trucks were hit.

Al-Arabiya said the unidentified aircraft first fired a warning shot to allow the truck drivers to leave before bombing them. The network said the al-Qaim crossing is controlled, practically speaking, by Iranian militias.

DJ...we are getting ever closer to the point Syria, Iran...or even Russia...may bring down Israel aircraft attacking targets (both Iranian and Syrian...sometimes also hitting Russian ones since they often share bases) in Syria (or Lebanon, Iraq...). 

DJ-The west/NATO is running out of options in Ukraine...The US will "send their tanks later" may park them in Poland...While German, French, British (made) tanks are getting destroyed (there is a premium for it) by Russia in Ukraine..."So US tanks survived the Ukraine War, European tanks did not"....

Escalating a war in the Middle East or with China may open the door to "des-investments" in Ukraine...DJ-I think the US may already be looking at ways to start some kind of indirect talks with Russia...Also the US is testing other puppets in Ukraine to replace zelensky...(Will the US kill zelensky and claim "Russia did it" ?). 

-A conclusion from the Duran on Syria is...lots of things in Syria may return to the 2011 situation before the west hijacked protests to start a "civil"-regime change war (to get pipelines from Qatar to the EU so decrease EU-Russian energy trade).  DJ-but this senseless criminal war in Syria-on top of another criminal war against Iraq since 2003-did destroy the western position in the world...

The idea of Ukraine, Georgia in NATO was an agressive idea...a provocation. The Ukraine war destroyed Ukraine...once Ukraine understand the "western role" -how they were being used...they can impossibly ever trust "us" again...

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DJ, 

-In Ukraine; 

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYitIydT-o8[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYitIydT-o8 The Duran; Military Reality vs. Political Reality. Putin vs. The West The Duran: Episode 1499

and [url]https://thesaker.is/a-panicked-empire-tries-to-make-russia-an-offer-it-cant-refuse/[/url] or https://thesaker.is/a-panicked-empire-tries-to-make-russia-an-offer-it-cant-refuse/ -pepe Escobar,

and [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/01/nato-continues-its-disarmament.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/01/nato-continues-its-disarmament.html  and [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/01/size-matters-on-a-us-ground-intervention-in-ukraine-.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/01/size-matters-on-a-us-ground-intervention-in-ukraine-.html 

DJ-Reality is Ukraine is using military goods in weeks that take the "west" months-at best- to replace. Ukraine has lost most of its experienced fighters. 

One reason (my view) why Russia is keeping most of the fighting in the east of Ukraine is because it makes supplies, logistics, from Poland, Romania much harder...

DJ-One could ask where more military goods are lost-before reaching front lines or on the front. Russia has dominance in as good as every "field'; from air to escalation...Russia decides where the fighting is...

For the west the main problem now is "politics" not able to accept further continuation of the war is making the west weaker...pushing it to destruction...

Some politicians, military now push for "a way out"-for different reasons-some want to go for "the big war with China"...not realizing Russia-Iran-China is "one block" because of western pressure...

Also countries like Poland, Finland, Baltics "go for a hard line"...they (over)invested in this war....

Other politicians still push for further escalation...deny any realism...blind fanatics...

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Finland only wants to join NATO if Sweden also can join NATO....Türkiye is now blocking Sweden...a.o. there is a conflict over 130 Kurdish people living in Sweden. Türkiye does want Sweden to send them to Türkiye...also burning the Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm did not help...

The US may have idea's on (another) regime change coup in Ankara...Problem however is Erdogan and most Turkish parties share an anti-US view...Blame the US for supporting the PKK-Kurds in Syria...no doubt a lot of Turks blame the US for the wars in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Libya....(DJ-and I share that view...I am NOT neutral !).

If Türkey one way (itself) or the other (other members) end NATO-membership it is not only weakening NATO in the East Mediterranean/Middle East...Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Croatia may rethink their NATO membership....

DJ-It would be welcome if a reformed EU came up with an European alternative DEFENSE group for NATO agression...Besides wars NATO produces lots of US weapons being "sold" in Europe...(selling would suggest an alternative...we are forced to buy US weapons...). 

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Israel admits [url]https://www.debka.com/russia-steps-into-israels-shadow-war-on-iran/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/russia-steps-into-israels-shadow-war-on-iran/ attacking targets in Iran, Iraq/Syrian border...

DJ-Netanyahu is good friends with Putin...NOT with biden...My idea; Israel is "positioning itself"....Netanyahu knows the US will not attack Iran...So "Israel has to limit Iran" on its own...

In Syria talks between Russian and Israeli military succeded in agreeing (for a long time) to keep Iran-forces away from Israel borders...

The US can offer "words and weapons" but that will not do the job-limiting Iran. Russia can limit Iran...

DJ-I wonder when Netanyahu and Putin have another talk...maybe indirect via military staff. [url]https://www.jpost.com/opinion/editors-notes-israels-chinese-folly-597451[/url] or https://www.jpost.com/opinion/editors-notes-israels-chinese-folly-597451 China is interested in good east Mediterranean ports...Russian is the second foreign language after English in Israel...

My speculation; 

Could Netanyahu be pushing for a "Russian-Iran-nuclear deal"???? Does Netanyahu and Israeli "elite" see Israel as part of the fast growing Asian market ? 

Could Russia play a role in further peace initiatives-maybe even Israel-Syria, Israel-Iran talks ? Israel already did see better relations with Gulf States...has to limit damage in relations with Egypt, Jordan...

....does Netanyahu trust the west ????....after Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, now Ukraine military disaster....

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[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ukraine-proves-we-learned-nothing-vietnam-war[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ukraine-proves-we-learned-nothing-vietnam-war 

Only hours after the successful conclusion of the First Gulf War, President George H.W. Bush declared, “By God, we’ve kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all.” And kick it Bush did: In the decades following his 1991 pronouncement, the United States has been at war in one form or another (either as a belligerent or unofficial co-belligerent—as is the case with our involvement in Saudi Arabia’s grotesque war on Yemen) for all but two of the 32 years that have followed.

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But can the Biden policy truly be credited as a success when the entire ordeal might have been avoided by judicious diplomatic engagement? Are we really to believe that the war which so far has resulted in 8 million refugees and roughly 200,000 battlefield deaths has been worth a promise of NATO membership for Ukraine?

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The Vietnam Syndrome is indeed kicked: Dead and buried.

But we may soon come to regret its passing.

DJ...I live in NL...Arnhem...from 1568-1648 we had war...1672-74 and 1795-1813 French occupation...ended with [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arnhem_(1813)[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arnhem_(1813) ....We managed to stay out of wars till may 1940 when Germany invaded NL...(hitler expected a 1 day-war...It did take the Germans 4 days and cost them 400 transport planes...250 of them destroyed...). Amsterdam had 10% of its population seen as "Jewish" in nazi-view...Over 100,000 NL Jews were murdered...

In september 1944 [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arnhem[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arnhem did see Allies being stopped in the south of NL...hunger killed over 20,000 Dutch in the winter that followed...

After may 1945 10% of NL was under water...infra structure hardly functioning in many places...In my town only a few hundred houses were not damaged...The people of Arnhem had to leave their town september 1944 - when they returned in the summer of 1945 they returned to ruins...

DJ-Let me be very clear...I HATE WAR !!!! At the end we are destroying ourselves....

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DJ, 

Judge Napolitano [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmIKBEiaRyA[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmIKBEiaRyA with Doug McGregor; (DMG) US not prepared to take on Russia...

Some major points; 

-Ukraine population dropped to 20-25 million DMG comes up with an even lower number claiming Ukraine had a population of 37 million...in february 2022 ? Basic point-zelensky is running out of a nation...

-Ukraine losses-people killed-over 250,000 ?

-Russia is "de-militarizing" Ukraine at limited frontlines...Ukraine keeps sending "reinforcements" getting killed within a few days at limited risk for the Russians...

-NATO is NOT united....

DJ [url]https://eenvandaag.avrotros.nl/panels/opiniepanel/alle-uitslagen/item/kleine-meerderheid-vindt-dat-nederland-tanks-mag-leveren-aan-oekraine-ook-kiezers-meeste-linkse-partijen-voor/[/url] or https://eenvandaag.avrotros.nl/panels/opiniepanel/alle-uitslagen/item/kleine-meerderheid-vindt-dat-nederland-tanks-mag-leveren-aan-oekraine-ook-kiezers-meeste-linkse-partijen-voor/ I see myself as "left wing pacifist green"...not a Putin-fan, most likely disagree on lots of issues also with lots of those criticizing present politics...There is (growing) left wing opposition in NL against this insane war....

The Duran had a good point; some countries/politicians are "in" the Ukraine war that deep they can not pull out...Would like "other major partners" -US- to get as much involved as they are...Poland may have over 15,000 of its forces fighting "as volunteers" in Ukraine...They want US soldiers fighting Russia in Ukraine....

[url]https://southfront.org/plan-to-blockade-russian-shipping-in-baltic-sea-breaks-international-law-and-could-provoke-war/[/url] or https://southfront.org/plan-to-blockade-russian-shipping-in-baltic-sea-breaks-international-law-and-could-provoke-war/ 

This [url]https://southfront.org/heroic-mortal-fight-of-russians-against-us-soldiers-near-kharkiv-ukraine-sept-2022-videos-18/[/url] or https://southfront.org/heroic-mortal-fight-of-russians-against-us-soldiers-near-kharkiv-ukraine-sept-2022-videos-18/ may refer to "US volunteers"....

DMG mentions the US now has 50,000 US fighting-troops in Europe...Ukraine now is facing 700,000 Russian forces (plus militia etc on top of that). US tanks have "secret armour" so if the US has to send in limited tanks-that make no difference other then political (Germany had to send in tanks...)-the US has to build those tanks without secrets...because Russia very likely will get some of those tanks (if corruption does not see those tanks end up in a different country...). 

DJ-So in a military way some "western crazy politicians" (bojo-like) can not win...They are crazy enough to want to go nuclear....

Another point I want to make is Russia so far has kept this an Ukraine/NATO - Russian conflict. There are western claims of Iran-drones...very likely Russia is building that kind of drones...may have had a pre-war contract for that. Also "North Korea" would sell all kinds of military goods (to Wagner and/or Russia). Also China, India, Saudi Arabia etc. buy Russian oil...

There may come a point Russia will internationalize its part of the war to make a point to "the west"; No-we will not accept "de-colonization of Russia" meaning western colonization and Russia broken up in lots of small puppet states....

India, China, Iran, Türkiye do not want to be broken up by the west as well...They do not want the west to steal their resources...

Further western escalation may bring Chinese, Korean, Iran forces getting involved in this so far most European war...

Again-South West Asia is an other-much older-frontline....DJ-Even Israel may want to keep the conflicts limited there...All-out war in the Middle East would be the end of Israel...

DMG made the very valid point; before moving into a conflict you have to make a balance of costs/risks and see if possible gains are worth it...That kind of basic thinking has gone....mass media became prpaganda tools...bbc-bojo promotion....Even with that kind of insanity protests against this insane Ukraine war are growing both on the right AND left of "main stream politics"....


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DJ, 

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/us-to-arm-ukraine-with-longer-range-missiles[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/us-to-arm-ukraine-with-longer-range-missiles ...several problems;

- "Ukraine hits Moscow"...

-Russia does no longer think Ukraine did it...NATO/the US is running the war...Russia did beat Ukraine months ago...

-how to react ? "Openly" or "covert"...hit D.C. or New York, London ? Or will Kiev do ? 

-What is next ? Who decides on it - or are we in a "snowball running down a hill-proces" ? 

[url]https://southfront.org/plan-to-blockade-russian-shipping-in-baltic-sea-breaks-international-law-and-could-provoke-war/[/url] or https://southfront.org/plan-to-blockade-russian-shipping-in-baltic-sea-breaks-international-law-and-could-provoke-war/ ...Say Finland and Baltic states decide to close access to Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad in/on the Baltic Sea....simply put some ships in the sea lane....Not a "NATO-action" just local crazyness...

-Russia can decide NOT to react-but that is seen as "weak"...

-Russia could act as if it was like "fishermen blocking a sealane"-police action. Tow away some ships...Baltic states/Finland do not have a major fleet....

-Or will NATO fellow members tell Finland/Baltics to "end that action" ? 

DJ-Code Red started with increase of tensions on several fronts - may end with serious-long term- deescalation (very welcome) ...likely linked to "regime change" (either in Moscow...not very likely...More likely in the west...)

It can also move to Code Black....very serious escalation. A major attack on Iran...war with China..."others"...an open war between Israel and Syria/Lebanon/Iraq/Iran (and Türkiye ?) would also bring Code Black - a major risk of nuclear escalation... 

[url]https://southfront.org/iran-to-join-turkish-syrian-normalization-talks-lavrov/[/url] or https://southfront.org/iran-to-join-turkish-syrian-normalization-talks-lavrov/ ;

“Russia, Iran, and Turkey are members of the Astana troika, which has been handling the Syrian settlement. Therefore, I consider it absolutely logical that any further communication on bringing relations between Turkey and Syria back to normal will also involve Russia and Iran,” Lavrov said at a press conference following his talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

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Russia has been the sole sponsor of the normalization talk. Some recent reports talked about an upcoming role by the United Arab Emirates, but it appears that Iran will be the next country to join the talks.

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Ankara hopes that normalizing relations with Damascus will help it address the issue of Kurdish forces in Syria’s northern region. Tehran also sees these forces, which are allied with the United States, as a threat to influence in the Middle East.

DJ...Türkiye is still in NATO...they expect the US to "influence may elections"...however ALL major parties in Türkiye want to "review" their relations with the EU, US, NATO....When Erdogan started his major role in Turkish politics he hoped "Turkey" would become an EU-member...The major reason Türkiye could not join the EU was "Islam"-phobia....(DJ-utter stupidity from the EU...same kind of crazy as the referendum on Cyprus on the Euro/EU only held in "Greek-Cyprus"...leaving the "Turkish" part out did waste a chance for improvements...). 

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DJ-In Ukraine "Russian forces ping-pong" Ukraine forces in a SE square...Russian attacks in the NE of that square has Ukraine sending reinforcements...then Russia restarts its attacks in the SW of that square...so Ukraine has to relocate its forces again....

Ukraine keeps sending its military fighters/goods to frontlines where Russia destroys it....the basic story is insanity....

DJ-Since NATO keeps sending all kind of military "help" NATO itself is running "out of an army"....

For now the Russian goals are demilitarization/de-nazi-fication of Ukraine...Longer term goals are NATO borders back to where they were in 1991...or maybe even 1989 ? Will Germany be split ? Will we see a "new East Germany" ? 

Not only are NATO-members very divided...also in most NATO countries there is growing division...A political elite pushing for more war...less spending in the public sector....Major strikes in UK, France, NL etc...

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How did we end up in this global crisis ? 

DJ-I link it to biden....US "democrats" blaming Putin for trump his presidency...simply ignoring h.clinton is a war criminal...totally unfit for anything else then prison. 

DJ-Political emptyness...if the market/private "investors" have to run the country why do you  have a "political class"? Well-wars have not yet fully been privatized....Neo-liberal (lack of) "vision" is empty....The last 200 years we had a sort of balance (Rhineland-model) between government and private sector...somehow neo-liberalism "believes" (a pseudo-religion) "privatize everything" is "the best"...So tax payers end up paying also for profits in sectors once seen as "public" [url]https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/02/01/pers-f01.html[/url] or https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/02/01/pers-f01.html "pandemic is over by law"....

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The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2oeB83lMv0[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2oeB83lMv0Drone strike. Containing Iran, containing Russia The Duran: Episode 1500

and The New Atlas [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XJ_1hTNPhs[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XJ_1hTNPhs ;

Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for February 1, 2023 + US and its potential war with China by 2025. - Western media begins preparing public for the fall of Bakhmut; - Recent Ukrainian losses is being used to call for more weapon shipments to Ukraine including calls for missiles and jets; - Arms shipments are being accompanied by calls for arming Ukraine for taking Crimea; - A 2013 US government-funded poll found that most people in Crimea identify as Russian or Crimean (not Ukrainian) and a majority leaned in favor of associating with Russia, not the EU; - Announced arms shipments and threats toward Crimea represents the West's attempt to find leverage over Russia as Ukraine suffers growing setbacks on the battlefield; - At the same time, the US appears to be preparing for war with China over Taiwan; - The US is out of time in terms of encircling and containing both Russia and China, forcing it to commit to increasingly reckless policies to achieve its objectives; References: 

DJ....Lots of military, economy, enviromental/health experts demand de-escalation...[url]http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2023/01/the-global-climate-change-suicide-pact.html[/url] or http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2023/01/the-global-climate-change-suicide-pact.html ...Climate collapse, pandemics should be top of the list...

Somehow we ended up with a bunch of maniacs trying to blow up this globe....[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBeXF_lnj_M[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBeXF_lnj_M "Erbarme dich"....J.S.Bach...."have mercy"....

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DJ, Saturday 11 AM Potsdammer Platz Berlin a demonstration is planned against the west keeping the Ukraine war going on [url]https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/02/02/germ-f02.html[/url] or https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/02/02/germ-f02.html , [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeqJZ5KPBmw[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeqJZ5KPBmw 

In lots of western countries both left and right wing groups go in protests against the NATO war against Russia in Ukraine...[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvHvMnf8qcc&t=183s[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvHvMnf8qcc&t=183s 

Hindustan Times [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnoYYaHv_hs[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnoYYaHv_hs Croatia (EU/NATO member) against the immoral NATO war in Ukraine....

DJ-Some statistics see increase of CoViD in countries close to Ukraine...some -limited- info on "TB(C)/[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuberculosis[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuberculosis widespread in Ukraine....

In the US "growing pressure on politics' because of the many lies and corruption biden and his clique is involved in...[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/on-the-media-of-russiagate-and-related-fake-stories.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/on-the-media-of-russiagate-and-related-fake-stories.html 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/political/hunter-biden-admits-infamous-laptop-belongs-him-calls-criminal-probe-attempts-weaponize[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/political/hunter-biden-admits-infamous-laptop-belongs-him-calls-criminal-probe-attempts-weaponize 

DJ-So what does a US president do when he is in a total mess ? Escalate wars....

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-trials-and-tribulations-collective-west[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-trials-and-tribulations-collective-west 

DJ..."The only way Ukraine can win" is if NATO moves in....do the fighting. But even then it may be NATO that will lose the fight....

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_Security_Treaty_Organization[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_Security_Treaty_Organization ;

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)[2] is an intergovernmental military alliance in Eurasia consisting of six post-Soviet statesArmeniaBelarusKazakhstanKyrgyzstanRussia, and Tajikistan. The Collective Security Treaty has its origins in the Soviet Armed Forces, which was replaced in 1992 by the United Armed Forces of the Commonwealth of Independent States, and was then itself replaced by the successor armed forces of the respective independent states.

Similar to Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty and the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, Article 4 of the Collective Security Treaty (CST) establishes that an aggression against one signatory would be perceived as an aggression against all. The CSTO charter reaffirmed the desire of all participating states to abstain from the use or threat of force. Signatories are prohibited from joining other military alliances.[3]

and

In May 2007, the CSTO secretary-general Nikolai Bordyuzha suggested Iran could join the CSTO saying, "The CSTO is an open organization. If Iran applies in accordance with our charter, we will consider the application".[66] If Iran joined it would be the first state outside the former Soviet Union to become a member of the organization.

DJ...Will the CSTO become the follow up of the Warsaw Pact ? Or will [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation#Cooperation_on_security[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation#Cooperation_on_security take that role ? 

Maybe even a third BRICS-like global "organization" (in some form) may arise from Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela to Serbia, Syria, Iran, maybe even (North) Korea ? 

Since NATO has been starting wars in Yugoslavia, Middle East/North Africa (MENA), SE Europe and now is pushing conflicts in East Asia (future) BRICS members have to (re)act...Why waint for another US carrier group to show up in some US made crisis area when you can block such a US carrier group in Norfolk, San Diego or other US navy ports ? 

If the US...NATO slaves...want war why not bring the war to them ? 

DJ...Libya, Syria, Iraq, now Ukraine is ruined because of NATO agression....Talking to the west rersults in agreements and deals that west only breaks....(Iran-deal, Minsk, NATO "not moving one inch east" ) So...the rest by now may decide it is time for "regime change and demilitarization" of NATO....

There is some discussion on a next Russian offensive in Ukraine...DJ-BRICS+/OPEC+ may have decided a global conflict needs to be fought where the problem is....

-Finland/Baltics were thinking of blocking Saint Petersburg....DJ The Saint Petersburg Russian area has a population larger then the Baltics and Finland together have,,,,Finland/Baltics do not have a navy able to block Saint Petersburg...Russia can block access to the Baltic Sea....

-The Strait of Hormuz -in between Iran and Saudi Arabia once had a strategic value since most energy for the west went via that strait...Saudi Arabia and Iran now are talking...No need to block that strait...OPEC+ can decrease production-so energy prices go up...of course OPEC-energy has to be paid for NOT in US$ or €/Euro but in a non western currency...maybe Russian Ruble ?

-Russia, China (Korea, Iran ???) may have worked on a Pacific strategy as well...One of its elements may be "control over" Taiwan sea/air routes...

DJ..."The west" still is in denial of how isolated they are becoming of "the rest"...."The old leader gets replaced by a younger one...only the old leader does not get it yet...."

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DJ, 

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trWvDmBNqmA[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trWvDmBNqmA Hindustan Times - India; The White House and the CIA have denied reports that claimed U.S. President Joe Biden offered 20% of Ukraine's territory to Russia in a peace proposal to end the war. A report in Swiss-German newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) claimed that CIA Director William J. Burns took a secret trip to Moscow in January and offered the alleged peace proposal on behalf of the White House. The report further states that both Kyiv and Moscow rejected the proposal. Watch this video for more information. 

DJ Alexander Mercouris (AM)[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcd0DWA5fcQ[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcd0DWA5fcQ ;West MSM Admits Bakhmut Encirclement Close; West Pulls Back on Fighter Jets, Missiles; Lavrov Ridicules, Bins Blinken Offer

and [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKOiopNWDZw[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKOiopNWDZw Weeb Union describing de facto Russia encircling Ukraine army in NW Ukraine....

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmsUm6pDWC8[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmsUm6pDWC8 Alex Christoforou (AC); Boris, cryogenic freeze. Russia, India North-South trade. Lavrov, long range missile solution. 

DJ; Maybe to describe the total western disaster;

-AM claiming the US want to get rif of zelensky in Kiev. That is the point behind corruption claims...

-zelensky not willing to give up Bakhmut etc. ...so Russia is destroying the Ukraine army/NATO supplies...

-Western "help" for Ukraine now (far over) 100 billion $/€ ....

DJ-Military Summary claimed money for another defenseline in eastern Ukraine is "missing" because of corruption....With the Siversk-Bakhmut-line now breaking....

-US Finance/NY banks were kept out of economic decissions (a.o. on sanctions) ...DJ-My view; biden his position is getting impossible...with him lots of "western leaders" may need to "switch carreers"....SOON !

-AC, victoria-f..k the world-nuland visiting India...outcome India-Russian ties even more close...

-AM mentioned IMF-Russian economy grew 0,3% in 2022...

-AC underlines Russia replaced trade routes via Europe with shorter-cheaper trade routes (with a.o. India) via Iran...

-DJ-So outcome of western sanctions on Russia is economic growth for most of Asia.....

-DJ-Main reason why "the west is not in recession" is inflation...public spending increased...only prices increased even more...

-DJ-Both US/UK and EU now buy "energy products" from Asia...made of Russian oil and gas...at a higher price...

-EU thinking of 10th round of anti-Russian sanctions....nuclear=against Hungary, diamonds=against Belgium...

-Public support for US-NATO war in Ukraine is slipping away high speed...

-Western tanks only very limited going to Ukraine...(US/UK tanks in 2024 ???) DJ-In other conflicts western tanks failed...so "not good for sales"...

-Poland may still think of sending F16's...DJ-The US may try to stop that...

-Some US (and other ?) military "expected/wanted" a war with China...western armies/weapons may be to limited for such a conflict....So the Ukraine war could unable a US-China war...


[url]https://ejmagnier.com/2023/02/03/israel-and-iran-have-disciplined-their-open-warfare-after-an-exchange-of-blows/[/url] or https://ejmagnier.com/2023/02/03/israel-and-iran-have-disciplined-their-open-warfare-after-an-exchange-of-blows/ ...discussion on who did what against Iran....Israel claimed attacks...US provided intel....? 

-Iran more and more may be integrated in an "Asian defense system"...India may protect its infrastructure in Iran. Iran -now- may accept (more) Russian/Chinese protection...

The goal of Russian-Iran-Turkish talks on Syria is getting rid of NATO/US from Syria and Iraq....The US can impossibly attack Saudi Arabia for their closer ties with Iran and Russia....so the US may try to provoke Iran...

AC keeps mentioning "20% west against 80% rest"...DJ I think it is more realistic to claim the US-UK-EU are in confrontation with 90% of the globe...

It is total insanity....could/should have been avoided....very likely will get even more worse before we get out of this crisis. "Old fools" stick to their position-so unrest will further increase in the west...(to civil war like levels ???)

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DJ, 

There will be a demonstration against German tanks fighting Russia this morning in Berlin-Germany. Since a lot of left wing voters feel betrayed by their "leaders" (Green, social-democratic, left-wing) -and on this point "alternative-for-germany/AfD" may share a lot of views this Berlin-demonstration could worsen the German political crisis...

In lots of other places (EU-UK/US) there may be growing protests-maybe indirect for better compensation for inflation. The "west" is now moving towards a political crisis they hoped Putin would face....

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/ukraine-sitrep-us-russia-talks-bakhmut-retreat-laughable-casualty-numbers.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/ukraine-sitrep-us-russia-talks-bakhmut-retreat-laughable-casualty-numbers.html and [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/iran-announces-sepam-system-connecting-russia-iran-banks-and-others-in-13-countries[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/iran-announces-sepam-system-connecting-russia-iran-banks-and-others-in-13-countries 

DJ...Isolating Iran is becoming another western faillure...Iran involved in Turkish-Syrian talks, working (with Russian help) on improving relations with Saudi Arabia, Egypt. 

Iran already is a "strategic partner" for Russia, India, China...part of "TIP" logistics route Türkye-Iran-Pakistan-linking the EU with China...

The US position in the Middle East is becoming impossible....

The MoA article further indicates Egypt in a "link" between the US and Russia trying to "find a way out for the US" ...

Military Summary [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKze6365zWI[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKze6365zWI is expecting a major Russian operation to encircle most of Ukraine forces in eastern Ukraine...If such an operation would succeed -DJ_ it may be the end of the zelensky "government"...Ukraine voters once voted for him because they were promised peace...

The total picture-DJ my view only- is undermining biden his position in DC....[url]https://southfront.org/latest-imf-data-shows-russia-outperforming-germany-and-uk/[/url] or https://southfront.org/latest-imf-data-shows-russia-outperforming-germany-and-uk/ ...DJ-Again-"Economic growth" in the west in spending may have increased..."so growth"....but people did get a lot less for every $,€ or pound...high inflation...(A bit like claiming hyperinflation means economy is booming....statistics as creative lies...). 

Lots of video's...more later...

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DJ...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/chinese-spy-balloon-story-manufactured-crisis-alternative-reading[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/chinese-spy-balloon-story-manufactured-crisis-alternative-reading

Well I guess in this scenario there is in fact malice on the media’s part and that of politicians and wider members of the blob but it’s “organic malice”, so to speak, jumping at a golden opportunity to scare-monger. 

Conclusion: however you see it, this story is absolutely shameful and a sad reflection of the insane times we live in, when rather than take the time to carefully consider facts, apply reason and common sense, we instead choose as a society to incite fear and hostility.

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/blinkens-travel-canceling-adds-to-china-hate.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/blinkens-travel-canceling-adds-to-china-hate.htmlSome republicans have used the balloon and the paranoid style to attack the Biden administration. The Biden administration should have staid course by calling the overflight a non-event. Blinken's reaction only adds to the anti-China hate.

DJ...are western governments in some sort of insanity competition ? 

The New Atlas in a very long video discussing the planned US-China war...[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkbGZ2XNHtk[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkbGZ2XNHtk 

An overview of UK wars/interventions since 1945...[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2023-02-03/escalation-world-war-iii-and-british-establishment[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2023-02-03/escalation-world-war-iii-and-british-establishment

The real war is people vs. the banks, and it is now

To prevent another great war from breaking out in Europe, we must clearly identify the prime movers behind the escalation of hostilities and their motives: they are the networks of the empire’s vested interests, and the ultimate beneficiaries of war and subjugation of other nations. When we trace the system of incentives that catalyzes wars all the way to their origins, they invariably lead to the international banking cartel.

The fact that Britain is the host to the financial parasite that is the City of London, and that she is incurably hostile to Russia, is not a coincidence. British establishment’s obsession with destroying Russia is today the most dangerous force facing humanity, capable ultimately of ending it. As Lord Acton said, “The issue that has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.”

Related to the above, last year I published a report about the shocking role of the British foreign policy cabal, led by PM Neville Chamberlain in managing the Czechoslovakia crisis which lead to “Appeasement” and the 1938 Munich treaty. The story is VERY different from what they taught us in school. You’ll find the article and the video at this link: “Appeasement: the shocking truth about the 1938 Munich agreement.

We shall know them by their deeds.


DJ...if there is no profit in a war why start a war ? 

When I look at the Ukraine-NATO frontline Russia is in a major offensive in the North East-from already Russian held territory...Western "support" by now most is in words (and bribes...)

Like NATO/US pull-out of Afghanistan in 2021 may have been related to starting a war-by provocation-in Ukraine [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-ukraine-war-desperate-move-us-preserve-hegemony-prevent-multipolar-world[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-ukraine-war-desperate-move-us-preserve-hegemony-prevent-multipolar-world a NATO pull out from Ukraine can be linked to starting yet another NATO "war-for-profit" in Asia...

Two major war-fronts;

NATO against Iran

NATO against China

It may be hard to not mix those wars...Since Russia-India and China consider Iran as a strategic partner a US attack (via Israel)  on Iran will be seen as "the west' declaring war on "the rest"...

DJ-Time is NOT on the side of the west...both basic materials, energy and finance/currencies are weak spots for the west limiting the time to start new larger wars...

The "rest of the world" -my estimate 90% of global population-does not go for "wars-for-profits"...They did finance already to many wars...did sell already to much basics (metals, energy, labor etc) to enable western wars...So "the rest" is in an improving position to stop more western NATO agression...

On top of that most people in the west may no longer support these criminal wars...More control on media, more repression [url]https://southfront.org/kiev-regime-looking-for-new-soldiers-among-ukrainian-refugees-abroad/[/url] or https://southfront.org/kiev-regime-looking-for-new-soldiers-among-ukrainian-refugees-abroad/ (In the UK the UK "government" is telling its citizens to inform Ukraine on male refugees 18+...otherwise it  "will result in lower benefit for sponsor"...) only results in people turning away from the "political elite" [url]https://nltimes.nl/2023/02/04/hoekstra-wants-reintroduce-conscription[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2023/02/04/hoekstra-wants-reintroduce-conscription (DJ-The reason for professional armies is investment in training is taking a lot of time and money...)

DJ-I have not found any further info on the Berlin demonstration yesterday...There were lots of demonstrations...NOT making "the MSM news" ...But the western political elite know they have a very major problem...

DJ-The ongoing health, climate, economic crises very likely will worsen the coming months...People will NOT unite behind "leaders" like biden, bojo, schols, macron but may blame them for worsening those crises...

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DJ, 

US-China war; [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/china-war-mobilization-law-begins-march-1-2023[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/china-war-mobilization-law-begins-march-1-2023The China Communist Party (CCP) has quietly passed its Reserve Military Service Law, which will take effect on 3/1/2023. Anyone who is 18 years or older is obliged to enlist after a national defense mobilization is announced.

lots of sources indicate US-China relations (optimism; are better then during the Korean War ....) are "close to open war"....

[url]https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202302/1285014.shtml[/url] or https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202302/1285014.shtml ;

A civilian Chinese airship can be sensationalized as "a defining moment in the new Cold War," which illustrates how far Washington has gone in deteriorating its relations with China. This is not the first time in the world that balloons for scientific research went out of control. The US shooting down the airship dramatically aggravated this incident. The US' move seems to show the outside world its resolute manner of confrontation with China.

DJ, The US pushing US-weapons into Taiwan, Japan, planning to open 4 bases in the Philippines (if there is agreement with Manilla...) is pushing China even closer to "its allies"...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bank-of-america-preparing-for-u-s-debt-default[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bank-of-america-preparing-for-u-s-debt-default The US de facto is bankrupt....so far the US-petro-dollar meant other countries paid US endless wars...against often their own interests...

Russia-Iran-China/BRICS/OPEC+ etc. are moving away high speed from fiat-currency...($, € )...so "the west" soon may find their money has become worthless...The longer the "west" 10% waits "to restore their order" the more impossible it becomes to get any grip on the 90% "rest" of the world...

De facto most of the west is in recession...Claiming trade increased in financial terms is hiding that inflation did see much higher prices for less goods....If I used to pay 1$/€ for a cup of coffee...now have to pay 2$/€ for the same cup one could go for the story "spending increased by 100%" ...I still only get 1 cup of coffee...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-video-proof-ukraine-using-chemical-weapons-against-russian-troops[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-video-proof-ukraine-using-chemical-weapons-against-russian-troops ;

The video, shot from the drone which drops the chemical weapon, shows two separate cartridges being dropped on Russian troops who have taken cover in a small creek or stream.

The first cartridge has limited effect.  The second cartridge, with a blue end cover,  is utterly horrifying.

The soldiers go into spasms and convulsions, with balled-fists, and flailing legs.

As the chemicals saturate them, the soldiers clearly cannot control their body movement, and end-up failing to keep their heads above water, presumably because they are neurologically impaired from the attack, and their brain cannot think to keep their heads out of the water.  Both soldiers die within minutes.

DJ...did the US provide chemical weapons to Ukraine ? This is the single most disgusting display of inhuman cruelty I have so far seen from the battlefields of Ukraine.

How will Russia react ? [url]https://southfront.org/kiev-deployed-chemical-weapons-in-donbass/[/url] or https://southfront.org/kiev-deployed-chemical-weapons-in-donbass/ 

How "the rest" 90% of the world will see "the west" supporting corrupt scum in Ukraine....? 

[url]https://www.debka.com/mivzak/five-terrorists-killed-in-idf-mixed-gender-units-first-combat-operation/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/mivzak/five-terrorists-killed-in-idf-mixed-gender-units-first-combat-operation/ ...not every Palestinian is a terrorist...Israel has to stop its genocide on Palestinians....

DJ-The Arab world, Iran, Türkiye, Islamic World may become united against Israeli terror in occupied areas....

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So -in general- outlook is getting "very gloomy"....Any incident may start escalation that may result in global (nuclear) war within minutes....

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DJ, 

Weeb Union [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN9sGv8PPFA[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN9sGv8PPFA describing todays developments in eastern Ukraine could be describing the collapse of Ukraine defenses...Russian forces finding ways to encircle them. 

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6njxm3phoss[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6njxm3phoss Weeb Union describing a strategy Russia may use-seeking weak spots to go around Ukraine defenses to encircle them-resulting in cutting of tens-of-thousends Ukraine military from supplies...

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/nyt-on-ukraine-real-reporting-propaganda-for-balance-ominous-warning.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/nyt-on-ukraine-real-reporting-propaganda-for-balance-ominous-warning.html even nyt and other western "embedded media" no longer able to deny Ukraine is losing this war high speed...








The former Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett just confirmed what any rational observer could've surmised: Russia and Ukraine reached a preliminary agreement during the early phase of the war — "Both sides very much wanted a ceasefire," Bennett said — but the US "blocked it"

DJ...Israel knows US/NATO is finished in the Middle East...so-if it wants security-it better improve relations with others;

[url]https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-february-8-2023/#liveblog-entry-2946297[/url] or https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-february-8-2023/#liveblog-entry-2946297 So Israeli search&rescue doing a good job in Türkiye earthquake zone...

IF Israel wants to "limit" Iran it has to improve relations with Russia, India, China....

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[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/nord-stream-sabotage-was-cia-us-navy-covert-op-seymour-hersh-bombshell-prompts-white[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/nord-stream-sabotage-was-cia-us-navy-covert-op-seymour-hersh-bombshell-prompts-white

Famed journalist and Pulitzer prize winner Seymour Hersh, who for decades was a star reporter writing for The New York Times and New Yorker, on Wednesday published a new bombshell as his first Substack post, prompting a quick White House response

After conducting his own investigation into who sabotaged the Nord Stream pipelines via a series of underwater blasts on Sept. 26, Hersh has concluded the United States blew up the Russia-to-Germany natural gas pipeline as part of a covert operation under the guise of the BALTOPS 22 NATO exercise.

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As for Washington motives in such a risky covert sabotage mission, Hersh writes, "As long as Europe remained dependent on the pipelines for cheap natural gas, Washington was afraid that countries like Germany would be reluctant to supply Ukraine with the money and weapons it needed to defeat Russia."

Biden in February of last year: "There will be no longer a Nord Stream 2, we will bring an end to it."

and [url]https://seymourhersh.substack.com/p/how-america-took-out-the-nord-stream[/url] or https://seymourhersh.substack.com/p/how-america-took-out-the-nord-stream ;

Last June, the Navy divers, operating under the cover of a widely publicized mid-summer NATO exercise known as BALTOPS 22, planted the remotely triggered explosives that, three months later, destroyed three of the four Nord Stream pipelines, according to a source with direct knowledge of the operational planning.

Two of the pipelines, which were known collectively as Nord Stream 1, had been providing Germany and much of Western Europe with cheap Russian natural gas for more than a decade. A second pair of pipelines, called Nord Stream 2, had been built but were not yet operational. Now, with Russian troops massing on the Ukrainian border and the bloodiest war in Europe since 1945 looming, President Joseph Biden saw the pipelines as a vehicle for Vladimir Putin to weaponize natural gas for his political and territorial ambitions.

Asked for comment, Adrienne Watson, a White House spokesperson, said in an email, “This is false and complete fiction.” Tammy Thorp, a spokesperson for the Central Intelligence Agency, similarly wrote: “This claim is completely and utterly false.”

Biden’s decision to sabotage the pipelines came after more than nine months of highly secret back and forth debate inside Washington’s national security community about how to best achieve that goal. For much of that time, the issue was not whether to do the mission, but how to get it done with no overt clue as to who was responsible.

Also; [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/hersh-how-america-took-out-the-nord-stream-pipeline.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/hersh-how-america-took-out-the-nord-stream-pipeline.html

But it has since become more and more obvious that the U.S. was responsible for the enormous economic damage to Germany that its action has caused.

The gloating by Sec State Anthony Blinken and his deputy Victoria Nuland is just too too obvious. It is a"tremendous strategic opportunity for the years to come" said Blinken and Nuland, in a Congress hearing, was "very gratified to know that Nord Stream 2 is now, as you like to say, a hunk of metal."

Most Germans, if not their pliant government, have drawn their conclusions from that.


DJ, The US not only attacked Russia...the US attacked the EU...

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As expected MSM ignored Seymour Hersh...again....

[url]https://nltimes.nl/2023/02/09/netherlands-summons-russian-ambassador-indications-putin-involved-mh17[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2023/02/09/netherlands-summons-russian-ambassador-indications-putin-involved-mh17 ;

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the ambassador of Russia about MH17 on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said. The international investigation team JIT revealed earlier in the day that there are “strong indications” that Russian President Vladimir Putin was involved in the deployment of the BUK missile that downed flight MH17. The ambassador had to provide text and explanation, according to Rutte.

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On 17 July 2014, the Malaysia Airlines flight from Schiphol to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over eastern Ukraine. All 298 people on board were killed, including 196 Dutch people.

DJ, Ukraine is part of the Joined Investigation Team (Malaysia is NOT !!!) ...SBU-Ukraine secret service is a/the main part of "proof"...Eventough independent sources claim the BUK-Air Defense used was no longer used by Russia...Ukraine still was using the Soviet-era air defense...DJ-In an earlier claim "seperatist were supposed to have used Ukraine air defense"...Very unlikely...(1-Russia would not allow "rebels/militia" to have that kind of defense against high flying targets...2-It needs a team of up to 35 people, radar etc...3-Main risks for militia was in low flying aircraft...). So later on the "story" became Russia moved in a BUK into rebel-held country....but then it would have to have been an old BUK-air defense....

The US never was willing to privide their radar-images...Russian radar images were ignored...

In some claims a Saudi AWACS over the Black Sea did help locating/guiding the missile towards the MH-17 flight (at 10-11 km heigth). So maybe the Saudi's -now on the side of Russia-may come up with their story...Türkiye -de facto also now a "partner" of Russia (with still also ties to Ukraine)- may have info...

Another question still open is why there was civil aviation over a high-risk war zone ???? Malaysia tried to find out what happened...they do NOT agree with the western/Ukraine "story" of-now- "blame Putin"...(at the time of MH17 in Normandy-France....

DJ-I would "love" to trust my country, "the west" but I think we are now on "the wrong side" of history...again...(Before 1939 the "west" was to much in favor of hitler-out of fear for stalin...A different "position" of "the west" after 1919 may have prevented the second world war mass murders...). 

Diplomacy could have provided "the west" in a position in between Russia-Iran-China...Confrontation is "pushing Asia/the rest" against the "west"....The "west" now is MUCH weaker then they were early 2022...DJ-[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALE6S_MmVew&t=0s[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALE6S_MmVew&t=0s New Atlas discussing Russian-China relations...three men -all with US background- now living in Thailand, Bali, Russia....Some western politicians still live in the illusion of Russia and China in a sort of cold war-with China claiming parts of Siberia/Vladivostok...(for now) that idea is simply incorrect...

-In Ukraine Military Summary [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRw_22aMT-g[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRw_22aMT-g (MS) correcting (a.o. Weeb Union Theti [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BPiwHGBV_4[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BPiwHGBV_4)  claims of Russia already overcoming Ukraine defenses on a major scale...

-Some Ukraine forces out of ammunition (?)

-Russia shelling Ukraine in Sumy-region, west off Charkow...planning an attack from Russia towards the Dnjepr-river ?

-Ukraine forces pushed back to "strong holds" -logistics/supplies as good as impossible....

DJ, Several "critical voices" pointed out Ukraine using supplies in a few days that do need a month to renew...So logistics is a main problem. Ukraine (wo)men fighting -by now more and more- the Russian army-are killed in very large numbers...several hundreds-up to 1,000+ each day....

So more women, older men, boys 16+ to the frontlines "is bying time" with lots of lives lost....

Western tanks etc. could come "next year"...The US tricked Germany by stating the US also would send tanks...only not telling it would take that long....

DJ; German position could be major and may change;

-Tanks-story (US will send tanks....in 2024...) 

-US blew up Nord-stream

may be ignored by a German political elite -still in a tunnel vision-German industry is thinking of moving out of Germany...NOT to the US but China, Türkiye...Asia...

-[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/china-rejects-shoot-first-talk-later-attitude.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/china-rejects-shoot-first-talk-later-attitude.html 

DJ-My view...for now Europe may NOT be willing to join the US (and UK ???) in a war with China or Iran....

In "the west" we now face lots of strikes and unrest...Trade Unions want compensation for inflation...offers often +8%...however inflation 12%-like....

Another aspect is the ongoing healthcrisis...with millions of Long CoViD-cases, for now shortages on the job-markets...Looking at "correction after inflation" the west is in economic recession...So more money for more wars -even supporters of German "green party" may be against that...

There now is a gap between the population and "politics" in "the west" at crisis-level (Ukraine joining the EU....(in 2040 ???) is the wrong discussion !)...

In some countries I think civil unrest may be putting us close to civil war....

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DJ, A reason why "western media" now is reporting on a Russian offensive in Ukraine may be linked to zelensky visiting London, Paris, Brussel...of course "demanding" more money, air support etc...A media-campain underlining the "urgent need" for "helping Ukraine defending civilization"-non sense is "part of the plan"....

Another part is...it is freezing in most of the east of Ukraine...Russian tanks may be able to use frozen grounds...So [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydcYPmlQlTs[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydcYPmlQlTs Weeb Union -update-also may have some realism....

Still-the west may be running against limits in what they can offer Ukraine...

-Russian air defense has a reach of up to 800 kilometers...so most of Ukraine is in reach of Russian air defense able to bring down any F16/F35 in that area....

-Even Poland is NOT willing to send Polish pilots from Polish airfields into Ukraine to attack Russian targets...several hundred kilometers from the Polish border...

-Also aircraft will NOT be able to change the most likely outcome of the Ukraine war....Russian attacks did do that much damage to Ukraine infra structure logistics for Ukraine forces at the front lines are "very hard"....

The US did "win" the Pacific war against Japan during W.W.2 by bull dozer some historians claim...Bull dozers meant air strips...often within a day of getting an island under Allied control...In this Ukraine war Russia destroying Ukraine infrastructure, exhausting defense, massive use of artillery/missiles means only full scale NATO involvement could change the outcome...

Such an involvement would need several hundreds of thousends NATO soldiers moving into Ukraine...no sane person is even thinking of that...One of the reasons may be China, North Korea, Iran might send in "hundreds of thousends" of soldiers from their armies...While also escalation on other frontlines - with less western military presence- may be a risk...

Another reason is what would such a western intervention be able to bring-at what cost....The west may start realizing how isolated they have become....

[url]https://ejmagnier.com/2023/02/09/earthquakes-in-turkey-and-syria-have-western-leaders-lost-their-values-or-never-existed/[/url] or https://ejmagnier.com/2023/02/09/earthquakes-in-turkey-and-syria-have-western-leaders-lost-their-values-or-never-existed/ ....and [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/earthquake-death-toll-soars-past-11000-us-sanctions-syria-block-humanitarian-aid[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/earthquake-death-toll-soars-past-11000-us-sanctions-syria-block-humanitarian-aid 

Lots of non-western countries now openly ignoring western sanctions insanity....

DJ-One of the outcomes in the earthquake zone -Turkish/Syrian border zone- could be "some sort of agreement" to stop fighting, start talking....By now a lot of non-western countries would welcome better Syria-Türkiye relations and may offer financial aid on condition of end of fighting...(And-again-rest of the world -90%- does NOT agree with the west/10% pushing for wars... Most of west population -by now- asking questions on sending more and more weapons to Ukraine to keep a war going...). 

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DJ, 

[url]https://tass.com/world/1574355[/url] or https://tass.com/world/1574355 ;

NEW YORK, February 10. /TASS/. US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who earlier published a report about US role in blasts that damaged the Nord Stream pipelines last year, does not rule out the possibility of visiting Russia and addressing the lower chamber of the Russian parliament.

"That's not off the table but it's not going to happen in the short run," Hersh told TASS, commenting on Russian media reports about his possible invitation to the State Duma.

and [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-demands-us-explain-itself-world-over-nord-stream-attack-story[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-demands-us-explain-itself-world-over-nord-stream-attack-story ;

Now Beijing is demanding that the White House address the issue, seemingly unimpressed with the Biden administration’s rather weak response to merely label the story “false”.

Earlier today, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning asserted that Washington would have to bear responsibility if the report is confirmed as accurate.

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[url]https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/02/10/pers-f10.html[/url] or https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/02/10/pers-f10.html ;

Hersh revealed that:

  • In June 2022, under the cover of a military training exercise, the US Navy placed explosives on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines carrying natural gas from Russia to Germany, which were then remotely detonated on September 26.

  • The operation was ordered by US President Joe Biden and planned by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

  • Planning for the attack began in December 2021, months before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

DJ, [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFalpOwNCY8[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFalpOwNCY8 Alexander Mercouris believes Hersh...

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/some-small-corrections-to-seymour-hershs-new-nord-stream-revelations.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/some-small-corrections-to-seymour-hershs-new-nord-stream-revelations.html Moon of Alabama thinks a few small incorrections...

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[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bulletin-russia-changing-nuclear-policy-to-allow-preventive-first-strike-mentions-us-bases-in-europe-and-continental-united-states[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bulletin-russia-changing-nuclear-policy-to-allow-preventive-first-strike-mentions-us-bases-in-europe-and-continental-united-states

Russia is changing its public nuclear weapons Doctrine as a result of "aggressive" actions by the United States, United Kingdom, NATO et. al.  The new policy being developed now, will acknowledge the Untied States as a "Co-Belligerent" in the Ukraine war!

Yesterday, it emerged in British media Ukraine is prepared to use British long-range missiles to strike the annexed peninsula of Crimea.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is pushing for the West to supply jets and longer-range missiles, warning that the war could 'stagnate' without them.  

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has responded to his plea by admitting 'nothing is off the table' when it comes to the UK's supply of military aid to help fight the Russian invasion.

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Ukraine's Legislature, the Verkhovna Rada, is working on Legislation to ALLOW NATO TROOPS INTO UKRAINE!

Sources in Russia say that if Ukraine passes legislation to invite NATO troops into the country, those troops will be immediately engaged and killed by Russian forces.

Sources in the US tell me "That's what we're looking for - because all the gloves come off at that point."

DJ...of course the US wants war with China as well...[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/we-end-wars-russia-and-china-simultaneously-lets-review-nuclear-balance-power[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/we-end-wars-russia-and-china-simultaneously-lets-review-nuclear-balance-power 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/political/biden-ordered-shootdown-unidentified-object-over-alaska-deemed-threat-civilian-aviation[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/political/biden-ordered-shootdown-unidentified-object-over-alaska-deemed-threat-civilian-aviation ;

Update(1608ET): Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder gave few additional details in a briefing shortly after it was revealed the US military shot down an unidentified object flying over Alaska Thursday night. When questioned about the possibility of second Chinese balloon, Ryder said the US has yet to reach out to China over the latest object.

The White House has also said that ownership has not been established. Ryder additionally repeated that the aircraft had been seen as a hazard to civilian aviation, and that it was shot down by an F-22 jet with a sidewinder missile.

DJ...another Chinese weather balloon moving the wrong direction would be bizarre...

-Russia will NOT tolerate major (further) attacks on Russia (including Crimea)

-Western planes/fighters inside Ukraine on kiev-junta-side will be seen as enemies

-China may choose to "reposition" itself...If war with the US is unavoidable it may be better to make plans....

-[url]https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/02/10/697967/Unity-hybrid-war-IRGC-Iran[/url] or https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/02/10/697967/Unity-hybrid-war-IRGC-Iran also a.o. Iran may be preparing for war...

The biden-"club" believes "diplomacy" is a dirty word...is in a bizarre illusion they can beat Russia-Iran-China...

If other countries want de-escalation they better push for that NOW !!!! It is moving the wrong way....

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DJ, 

In NL there is a popular TV-show; "The Evening Show" ...NL did send by now for over 1 billion € of 'aid" to Ukraine...NL, Belgium thinking of sending tanks...Problem however is both NL and Belgium do NOT have/own tanks...We lease tanks from Germany...

Leopard-1 tanks in NL are used for "practice drills" (just like a.o. in Canada)...Belgium did sell their tanks to an old-metal dealer for 15,000€ each...That metal dealer is willing to sell those tanks-after renovation-for 500,000,- each....As a joke-Ukraine could buy those tanks for 600,000 each...Of course NOT mentioning that the money Ukraine would pay would be European money....

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/eus-aid-ukraine-effectively-public-aid-itself[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/eus-aid-ukraine-effectively-public-aid-itself ;

Let there be light! President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has announced that the EU is to deliver 35 million energy-saving LED light bulbs to Ukraine worth €50 million. They will be made available free of charge at post offices across the country.

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Finally, we should not have the wool pulled over our eyes. If the EU bought these bulbs from the largest European producers, which come from Germany, the Netherlands, and France, this is nothing more than a way of giving public aid to these companies. Once again, Germany shows its transactional face. 

DJ...lots of poor countries would welcome LED-light bulbs...

With "old men" Seymour Hersh, Naom Chomsky "unprovoked Russian agression = US provoked agression..also on "the left" more critical voices speak up...This Ukraine war is "just" another NATO war....The US outsourced the costs to Ukraine and Europe...hoping to sell more weapons and energy by weakening not only Russia but also the EU....

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/941127-ukraine-war-discussion-threat-to-public-health?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/941127-ukraine-war-discussion-threat-to-public-health?view=stream ;

Large number of Ukrainian soldiers suffering from Tuberculosis

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Ukraine’s TB problem is ticking time bomb for Europe

By Lily Hyde
August 22, 2017


Tuberculosis was largely wiped out in Western Europe in the early 20th century through treatment, improved health monitoring and awareness, and higher living standards. Since the Soviet Union collapsed the disease has returned with a vengeance in former Soviet states. Ukraine declared a TB epidemic in 1995.

Since then, the country has received huge amounts of international aid to tackle TB and its twin epidemic, HIV. But weak political will and chronic distrust of the country’s corrupt health system has held back progress. While overall TB rates are gradually falling, in places like Odessa they continue to rise. More worryingly, Ukraine is one of the leading countries in the world for multi-drug resistant (MDR) forms of TB, which do not respond to traditional treatment.

A quarter of newly diagnosed cases of TB in Ukraine in 2016 were MDR-TB, according to WHO. Cure rates for resistant forms are the lowest among all MDR-TB burden countries: 38 percent. In Odessa, where TB-HIV co-infection is rife, the overall TB cure rate last year was just 43 percent. “That basically shows you how effective the health system is here, which is a shame for a European country,” Bobrik said...

DJ...Ukraine did see earlier outbreaks of "severe respitory disease" with "social media" giving much higher numbers of deaths...

[url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table -very limited value/indications only-

Ukraine CoViD cases +118%, deaths +172%....Cases went from 1,699 (tested/reported) last week to 3,708 in last 7 days...Deaths last week 25, last 7 days 68....It could be Ukraine did recieve more tests...or increased reporting positive tests....However;

Russia cases +31%, deaths -1%, Poland cases +39%, deaths +7% (from 30 to 32 last 7 days). Moldova cases +51%, deaths +33%....

European cases -0,2%, deaths still -41%...DJ Eastern Europe may be moving towards a worsening health situation....

-DJ, I did see lots of new videos I try to watch, Alexander Mercouris, The New Atlas (both over 1 hour...). 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-big-stiff-russia-iran-dump-dollar-and-bust-us-sanctions[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-big-stiff-russia-iran-dump-dollar-and-bust-us-sanctions ;

Technically, from now on 52 Iranian banks already using SEPAM, Iran’s interbank telecom system, are connecting with 106 banks using SPFS, Russia’s equivalent to the western banking messaging system SWIFT.

Less than a week before the deal, State Duma Chairman Vyachslav Volodin was in Tehran overseeing the last-minute details, part of a meeting of the Russia-Iran Inter-Parliamentary Commission on Cooperation: he was adamant both nations should quickly increase trade in their own currencies.

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It is no wonder the Global South is paying very close attention. This is likely to become a landmark case in bypassing Belgium-based SWIFT – which is essentially controlled by Washington, and on a minor scale, the EU. The success of SEPAM-SPFS will certainly encourage other bilateral or even multilateral deals between states.

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Apart from Russia and Iran, Russia and China have also been trying to interface their banking messaging systems for years now. The Chinese CBIBPS (Cross-Border Inter-Bank Payments System) is considered top class. The problem is that Washington has directly threatened to expel Chinese banks from SWIFT if they interconnect with Russian banks.

The success of SEPAM-SPFS may allow Beijing to go for broke – especially now, after the extremely harsh semiconductor war and the appalling balloon farce. In terms of sovereignty, it is clear that China will not accept US restrictions on how to move its own funds.

In parallel, the BRICS in 2023 will delve deeper into developing their mutual financial payments system and their own reserve currency. There are no less than 13 confirmed candidates eager to join BRICS+ – including Asian middle powers like Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia.

All eyes will be on whether – and how – the $30 trillion-plus indebted US will threaten to expel BRICS+ from SWIFT.

DJ, I expect Latin America, Africa to "move away" from dollar-pounds-euro-dictatorship....The only way to stop de-dollarization is nuclear war....

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DJ, 


The US did bring down an "Unidentified Flying Object" over Alaska [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/political/biden-ordered-shootdown-unidentified-object-over-alaska-deemed-threat-civilian-aviation[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/political/biden-ordered-shootdown-unidentified-object-over-alaska-deemed-threat-civilian-aviation ;

Meanwhile, on Friday the US announced it will go after Chinese firms deemed connected with the manufacture of the alleged spy balloon shot down last weekend...

US SET TO SANCTION CHINESE FIRMS CONNECTED TO SPY BALLOON

developing...

DJ....it may be wise to know what you are shooting at.....

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/rally-in-moscow-chanting-nuke-washington[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/rally-in-moscow-chanting-nuke-washington ; Folks in the United States and Europe seem oblivious to how deeply our arming Ukraine to kill Russian soldiers is affecting Russians.  Here's a small glimpse into reality: Video below shows protesters in Moscow tonight walking the streets chanting "Nuke Washington."

DJ...from a Russian perspective western actions first insulted Russia (MH17, "Russia-gate") now is killing thousends of Russians in a US-biden provoked war....

[url]https://thesaker.is/russia-china-strategic-friendship-cooperation-in-21st-century/[/url] or https://thesaker.is/russia-china-strategic-friendship-cooperation-in-21st-century/ DJ; Russian ties with Asian partners even did get much closer....With Latin America, Africa Russia-Iran/India-China is "moving" away from the "west" only faster because of insane sanctions, west stealing bank-assets from Venezuela, Afghanistan, Russia to hand it over to corrupt criminal western puppets...

The mood in "the west" may be changing. Support for more NATO-wars already was "limited" to a political "middle/elite" with growing opposition now from both left and right of that "middle"...

A lot of strikes and protests-even here in NL-because of inflation but also against-by now-billions (from NL) going to keep a war going in Ukraine...(EU-membership for Ukraine...who has to pay for that ...NOT the rich...). On top more protests against a growing-worsening-housing crisis....

[url]https://southfront.org/titanic-europe-zelensky-explodes-the-alliance-between-paris-rome-and-berlin/[/url] or https://southfront.org/titanic-europe-zelensky-explodes-the-alliance-between-paris-rome-and-berlin/ ;

Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky’s European mission is an unprecedented success. He managed to detonate the contradictions between European countries. The Paris-Berlin axis commands operations and Italy, which in recent months had been the vanguard of NATO in supporting anti-Russian policies and increasing arms supplies to Kiev, receives a resounding slap in the face. The Italian premier Giorgia Meloni was excluded from the summit with Zelensky which was celebrated in triad mode: Zelensky, the French president Macron and the German prime minister Olaf Scholz.

Nevertheless Giorgia Meloni has been supporting the Ukrainian cause for months and is spending billions of Italian public funds to also supply the Ukrainian army with anti-aircraft missiles. In the end, the leader had to settle for a few minutes with the leader in military camouflage.

Italy is the big defeat of Zelensky’s tour of Europe. Giorgia Meloni tried to react: Europe is like the Titanic, said Italian politics, arguing that “there must be no Serie A Europe and one of Serie B. If a ship sinks, it doesn’t matter how much you paid for the ticket “.

DJ...what will collapse first ?

-Ukraine defense lines in eastern Ukraine running out of supplies

-The zelensky puppet regime in Kiev

-The US biden "disaster"

-The EU 

-NATO

-UK "government"...or Berlin, Paris ? 

DJ-Over 100 billion $/€ already went into "supporting Ukraine"....now-after tanks zelensky want fighterjets, submarines...New Atlas/MoA /Scot Ritter/Douglas Macgregor-military experts ALL claim;

-tanks have to be part of organized -integrated- defense

-tanks/F16 etc needs training (years of it to be realistic)

-The bill for "western aid/sanctions" is destroying that west....

[url]https://southfront.org/catastrophic-earthquake-brings-turkey-syria-together/[/url] or https://southfront.org/catastrophic-earthquake-brings-turkey-syria-together/ DJ..."western sanctions" , US occupation forces blocking help for Syria further pushing "the rest" away from the "western barbarism-with a tie/smile"....

DJ-How "civilized" is the west in keeping the Ukraine war escalating ? Killing tens of thousend Ukrainians for what ? So Ukraine can "join NATO"? To "weaken Putin/Russia"? 

After lots of other NATO wars-with the "west" supporting/creating all kinds of "moderate terrorists" (IS, alquaida, MEK etc) it would be "wise/welcome" to change its policies NOW !!! The rest of the world -90%- of global population has had enough of western arrogance keeping the rest poor...

The New Atlas [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlcsko6resY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlcsko6resY providing a more global overview....

France, UK have 200 (ready to use) tanks...Russia 12,000...France could send "old" Mirage-2000...in fact to be shot down...Western "defense" profit driven...not on what has use...

Also "GDP" discussion...western GDP [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP) is "false"...DJ-There were claims Russia is able to make a "better" anti-tank weapon then the US at 5% of the cost of the US weapon...Statistics-also on economies- may be giving a false perspective...

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DJ, 

War against balloons....

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/why-the-airforce-shot-down-a-us-weather-balloon.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/why-the-airforce-shot-down-a-us-weather-balloon.html Moon-of-Alabama claiming the "unidentified flying object/ufo" over northern Alaska was a US weatherballoon...[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/political/third-high-altitude-airborne-object-shot-down-us-fighter-jet[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/political/third-high-altitude-airborne-object-shot-down-us-fighter-jet 

DJ-Since both the Alaska and Canada "ufo" were flying over remote areaล› it was a major job to reach them...Costs over 1 million for such an operation ? 

This is the third incident the last days...the Chinese weather/"spy" balloon shot down over the Atlantic worsened US-China already bad relations. If the Alaska balloon was a US weather balloon ...Could the Canadian "ufo/unidentified flying object" also be a weather balloon flying at 14 kilometers altitude ? Could it be meteo organizations use weatherballoons this way ? 

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_balloon[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_balloon ...DJ...weatherballoons may have solar panels to charge batteries so they can send weatherinfo to meteo groups...These balloons do NOT land...as far as I understand...they may crash ? So far not seen as a problem ? 

A distraction...Ukraine war another US made disaster...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/polish-general-ukraine-near-complete-defeat[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/polish-general-ukraine-near-complete-defeat comes on top of Weeb Union, Military Summary videos of Ukraine running out of supplies/logistics...

Western aid may get stranded in western Ukraine because (electric) trains no longer run...Diesel trains are very limited available...Ukraine has the Russian "rail width" [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Track_gauge[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Track_gauge (1520 mm) so western trains can not use Ukraine (or Russian) railways (unless switching loads/special trains...There is China-Germany/NL railtransport but that may have irs own long distance rail network...). 

Weeb Union had a video on "Operation Dagger" [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW86zSr-E1k[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW86zSr-E1k -a possible Russian offensive- aim would be to push Ukraine west of the Dnjepr-river..(that often wide river is dividing Ukraine into an eastern and western part).  The Russian strategy was to destroy the Ukraine logistics, "demilitarize" via artillery...killing possibly hundreds of thousends (pro)Ukraine fighters...

DJ, Another aspect is "foreign help" for the Kiev-junta...Poland may have had over 15,000 "volunteers" -often parts of the Polish Army may have "volunteerd"...There are also right wing "militia" in Poland (often linked with the PiS [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_and_Justice[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_and_Justice extreme right wing party...

Russia was very eager to "limit foreign fighters"...so Russian artillery may have killed a lot of Polish "fighters". Ukraine and Poland have a "love/hate" relationship...at times resulting in mass murders...Ukraine was in command of "foreign fighters"...but those fighters refused suicide missions...So there were "incidents" in wich "special Ukraine (nazi) military" was send in to force unwilling fighters to "do their job" (get killed...). Military Summary mentioned in some of those incidents there was shooting/deaths...

It may have also been a factor for Poland to pull back most "volunteers"....

The zelensky-puppet regime may be very close to collapse...without an "organized enemy" the Russian role in this war could become to stop a civil war between several groups in Ukraine...

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Alexander Mercouris in one of his videos mentioned German government is in conflict...SPD and "green party" dislike each other that much they hardly talk...

DJ-The "green party" may be that anti-Putin since Putin does not agree with a lot of climate change ideas...My view; I do not doubt climate collapse is on its way...Russia is an energy exporter...it is the basics of Russian economy...

Maybe some "green party" leaders demand others agree with thier views ? Go in conflict when confronted with other ideas ? A lot of German "green party" voters have a pacifist background...NEVER voted for these crazy war mongers...(Just like Ukraine voted for zelensky to END the war not for escalation of it...). 

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Of course Nord stream German-Russian energy trade is "back in the news". [url]https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/02/10/pers-f10.html[/url] or https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/02/10/pers-f10.html ...If indeed the US (with limited help from Norway) was behind the sabotage of this energy link between Russia and the EU how to react....So far "shouting we stand behind Ukraine" is buying time...

DJ-The EU may choose to ignore de facto a US attack on European energy routes...A lot of voters, a lot of countries, will not understand or accept that....

However the only logical outcome has to be a "review" of EU-US "relations"...

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Service-Members%27_Protection_Act[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Service-Members%27_Protection_Act ;

The United States is not a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Act authorizes the President of the United States to use "all means necessary and appropriate to bring about the release of any U.S. or allied personnel being detained or imprisoned by, on behalf of, or at the request of the International Criminal Court". This authorization led to the act being colloquially nicknamed "The Hague Invasion Act", as the act allows the President to order U.S. military action, such as an invasion of The Hague, where the ICC is located, to protect American officials and military personnel from prosecution or rescue them from custody.[2][3]

DJ...IF the US and NL are "friends and allies" there would NOT be such a law....

There is a US aspect of it; a US elite believing they are the international law and order...There is also a European aspact in accepting that attitude...

DJ; For NL, EU, economic growth is in EurAsian trade...a review of EU-US relations would "limit" the US role in Europe...END NATO...


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DJ, february 14

The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckX76lHiMDQ[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckX76lHiMDQ discussing the timing of Seymour Hersh on the biden attack on Nord stream...Growing worries inside the US on "a White House out of control"...DJ..Let me put it more clear; biden and his clique of neo-cons are a danger to the world...

[url]https://southfront.org/german-citizens-dissatisfied-with-their-governments-irresponsible-stance/[/url] or https://southfront.org/german-citizens-dissatisfied-with-their-governments-irresponsible-stance/

European citizens express their dissatisfaction with the irresponsible policy of supporting Kiev. In a recent online petition, a quarter of a million people called for an end to the aid to Ukraine. Indeed, the desire for peace among Europeans has been ignored by EU officials in recent months, but, at some point, this situation will need to change, otherwise an unprecedented crisis of legitimacy will arise.

The petition was created on the initiative of German politician Sahra Wagenknecht and journalist Alice Schwarzer. They argue that the best way to end the current conflict is through bilateral negotiations, the possibility of which is thwarted by the western policy of sending weapons, since with military aid the hostilities are prolonged. Therefore, they ask that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stop his military partnership with Kiev, which would increase the chances of a resumption of peace talks and the achievement of a peaceful resolution.

In recent interviews, Wagenknecht and Schwarzer said that negotiating is not the same as surrendering, so there would be no reason for Kiev to refuse to talk to the Russians and try to find mutually beneficial terms. They emphasized that peace discussions are a way to avoid that Ukraine ends up becoming a “depopulated, devastated country”. With this statement they evidently admit the Russian victory and the serious situation of the Kiev’s forces, which suffers terrible losses on the battlefield.

DJ, a.o. The Duran also pointing out "the west" simply has NO MEANS to "win" the Ukraine war...(only "option" could be nuclear...worry is biden & co are that crazy they could blow up the world to get Putin out...) Not only Ukraine is running out of ammunition..."the west" can hardly deny sanctions did do a lot of damage to the west...That west is now in a much worse shape then early 2022...

In lots of western countries there are strikes, social unrest...people demand compensation for higher costs, inflation...They NEVER !!! voted for a western "political elite" starting a war with Russia...The US-biden- behind the Nordstream-attack - energy link between the EU and Russia is NOT helping to get people to send more billions to Ukraine in an anti-corruption purge...

The US now attacking weather balloons may only result in growing doubts on "US leadership"....

DJ-trump did do a lot to damage the US foreign relations...from ending the Iran-deal to going for Jerusalem as Israel capitol...Even Jordan got frustrated....

biden did end the war in Afghanistan-supporting a corrupt puppet regime in Kabul...only to restart a war in Ukraine in support of a corrupt partly neo-nazi puppet regime...

Outcome of this foreign policy insanity is Saudi Arabia, Türkiye moving away from "the west"....The US pushing US weapons into Japan, Taiwan, South Korea did bring us close to a US-China war....

Are we- as western citizens- supposed to be happy with this ? I am NOT a fan of Putin, or Iran, China but that does not mean we have to be in a war with them...

The Duran called zelenskys tour from London-Paris to Brussel a "farewell tour"...the west is giving up on Ukraine...

But so much damage has been done...Ukraine is destroyed in a pointless insane biden war killing hundreds of thousends...Because biden wanted to "weaken Russia", go for "regime change in Moscow"  blaming Putin for trump winning (via electors NOT votes) of h. clinton...Again Ukraine may want revenge for that...The Middle East did see US made wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya...Destroying Türkiye, Lebanon, Egypt with millions of refugees...

DJ-So the west has a high bill to pay...Russia, India, China -BRICS/SCO etc. will FORCE the west to pay that bill...

Again; diplomacy could have made the west stronger...confrontation now may end up destroying the west...

DJ-I did see talks on Russian-Iranian history of relations...China-Russia pact...India and Pakistan both have good ties with Russia since independence...Túrkiye may find working with Russia of more use...Russia understand the "problems" with the Kurds...may be able to work on (regional) solutions...

[url]https://southfront.org/us-prepares-terrorist-attacks-in-russia/[/url] or https://southfront.org/us-prepares-terrorist-attacks-in-russia/ ;

While Ukrainian soldiers are losing ground on the battlefield of Donbass, the Kiev regime and their teachers from the United States are preparing terrorist attacks on the territory of Russia.

The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service revealed that the United States “plans to transfer militants to the Russian Federation and the CIS to commit terrorist attacks against diplomats, civil servants, security forces and the military.” In January, the United States “selected 60 militants for these terrorist attacks. They are being trained at the Al-Tanf base in Syria.”

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ukraine-short-ammo-russia-gaining-despite-wests-billions-stoltenberg-admits[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ukraine-short-ammo-russia-gaining-despite-wests-billions-stoltenberg-admits 

DJ...biden&co may push for further escalation...against Pentagon warnings, against NATO-partner interests...I wonder who will go first zelensky or biden ? 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/941127-ukraine-war-discussion-threat-to-public-health?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/941127-ukraine-war-discussion-threat-to-public-health?view=stream on health risks of this avoidable insane war...

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[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/the-buildup-to-war-in-ukraine-february-13-2022.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/02/the-buildup-to-war-in-ukraine-february-13-2022.html ;

The Buildup To War In Ukraine - February 13 2022

In early 2022 Ukraine had finished the preparations for an overwhelming attack on the renegade People Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk (DPR and LNR).

Half of the Ukrainian army, some 120,000 men recruited and trained during the last 7 years, were stationed near the ceasefire line and ready to go. On the opposing side only some 40,000 men were under arms. They would have little chance to withstand an onslaught.

Russia could not let a Ukrainian attack happen. If Ukraine could regain the renegade provinces it would have been able to join NATO. Russian public opinion was decisively on the side of the Russian speaking DNR and LPR. It would surely demand an intervention. Since the 2014 coup in Kiev some four million Ukrainians had already moved to Russia. There are lots of family ties between the two countries. In sight of this Russia had put some of its own forces on alert and had moved weapons and munition to assembling points near the Ukrainian border.

The U.S. had for months warned of an upcoming Russian attack on Ukraine. It could do that because it knew the Ukraine would attempt to regain the republics by force. It knew that Russia would have to respond. On January 12 2022 CIA director Bill Burns had secretly met Zelensky in Kiev. Burns often carries messages from President Joe Biden.

On Sunday February 13 2022, after a phone call with U.S. president Joe Biden, the Ukrainian president Zelensky gave the final order for the planned Ukrainian attack.

That the decision had been made was immediately leaked in London as well as in Kiev.

In its summary of the day the Guardian listed a lot of activities that were consistent with the imminent start of a conflict. Diplomats and foreign military were moving out of Ukraine. Weapons flew in.

Tipped off by its government the British insurance conglomerate Lloyd stopped reinsurance services for anything Ukraine:

Anatoliy Ivantsiv, head of Ukrainian insurance firm Expo, told Interfax that British reinsurance giant Lloyds announced it would temporarily cease all conflict risk insurance over Ukrainian airspace from Feb. 14.

When the news of the attack order leaked in Kiev, its 'elite' oligarchs and some parliament members were ready to leave. On February 13 and the following days they fled the country:

Ukraine’s richest men are fleeing the country with their families as the number of private jet charters jump after the possibility of war spiked in recent days, according to flight traffic information posted on social media on February 13.
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Switzerland, Austria and the south of France were the most popular destinations for the charter flights.

Ukrainska Pravda stated that such an exodus on charter flights hasn’t been witnessed in six years of observations. The publication reported that planes belonging the country’s top oligarchs, including Rinat Akhmetov, Viktor Pinchuk, and Boris Kolesnikov, as having left the country. A private plane for 50 people was also ordered by Igor Abramovich, another top business figure.
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bne IntelliNews sources confirm that two residential English tutors, both British citizens, working for an MP and a businessman respectively, will leave for the south of France this week. Neither confirmed that the flights had anything to do with increased fears over an invasion, as both families travel regularly with their staff for work holidays. Even last month, when the war drums began to beat more loudly for the first time, tutors and teachers working at private schools in Kyiv reported a large number of children absent, away on holidays.

Some members of the Ukrainian parliament were also bailing out. on February 14 Kiev Independent reported:

More than two dozen lawmakers out of a total 424 MPs, who are due to attend parliamentary sessions starting this week, are not currently in Ukraine. Almost half, or 12 deputies, are from the pro-Russian party Opposition Platform-for Life, five deputies are from the presidential Servant of the People party. Most of the lawmakers, or 20 people, left the country in February.

As part of the Minsk agreement the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) had a Special Observer Mission at the ceasefire line in east-Ukraine. Over the weekend of February 12 and 13 the front had been relatively quiet:

In Donetsk region, between the evenings of 11 and 13 February, the Mission recorded 261 ceasefire violations, including 50 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 114 ceasefire violations in the region.

In Luhansk region, between the evenings of 11 and 13 February, the SMM recorded 114 ceasefire violations, including 24 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 258 ceasefire violations in the region.

The observed numbers of explosion were less than the average of the last 7 and 30 day periods. Explosions occurred on both sides of the ceasefire line.

DJ...in short the MoA claim is Russia had the choice between Ukraine armed forces moving into the "rebel held area" to "deal with Russian speakers" and Ukraine then joining NATO or preventing that...The Ukraine attack provoked the Russian "intervention"....

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/covert-intel-ships-loaded-with-tactical-nukes-first-time-in-30-years[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/covert-intel-ships-loaded-with-tactical-nukes-first-time-in-30-years

Norwegian intelligence nervously reports that ships of the Russian Northern Fleet are going to sea for the first time in 30 years with tactical nuclear weapons on board.

The Northern Fleet is Russia's most fearsome naval fleet.

DJ Russian northern fleet is based in Murmansk...not far from the border with Norway. Norway was a "partner" for the US in the attack on Nordstream. At the same time the explosion of the Russian-German pipeline Norway started its pipeline to Poland...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/dont-let-balloons-distract-you-global-economic-collapse[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/dont-let-balloons-distract-you-global-economic-collapse

Conclusion.

When the grid is unstable, some events take a different proportion. It feels like the end of times, however if we look objectively, the system is still up and providing support to the issues going on everywhere, be that blazing fires ravaging forests in Chile, earthquakes causing death and destruction in central Turkey, or ransomware server attacks and the internet going down in Italy.

Europe has dodged a bullet thanks to mother nature, which shows how unforeseen events can impact things for worse but also for better. Nature, for instance, can cause unexpected SHTFs (see the horrific situation of Turkey and Syria or Chile), but it can avert seemingly unavoidable ones as well, as this case shows.

However, fortune is a fickle thing. The bottom line, though, is the events presented here aren’t going to get fixed. On the contrary, they will escalate and contaminate the situation beyond their current borders. Issues created by human intervention in human-created systems (economy, politics, production and supply chain, energy sector, and so on) are more complex, and the interconnectedness of subsets is vast.

Are we being flooded with distractions to take away from economic accountability?


DJ...pandemics escalate, climate change worsens, long CoViD is having its effect on the job market...

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DJ, 

On february 21 Putin will give a 1 hour speech for ALL Russian TV/media. I think he will repeat Russian security demands and give his vision.

-NATO would not move "one inch" east after German reunification

-No US/NATO bases/missiles near Russian borders

-End sanction wars or face the consequences

Military Summary did not rule out Russia could annex parts of Georgia under Russian control since the 2008 NATO expansion war. I think Russia may annex those parts but doing that now may be the wrong timing...

Of course that speech is NOT only meant for Russia...It is meant to position Russia in the international community...de facto it is meant to create "distance" in NATO partners not very united in many ways already...In many countries there is growing frustration on the (news on) Ukraine war...

DJ-Yesterday I did see a "military expert" on Dutch TV claiming Russia "has lost 1500 tanks; 1000 destroyed-500 now in Ukraine forces"...Why does Ukraine then need western tanks ? Why is the news reporter not asking that question...? Why-if "Ukraine is winning" we end up pushing by now trillions into what they themselve admit a "corrupt state" ? 

From helmets to tanks...now F16's , Ukraine asking for long range missiles, submarines...for what ? "Weakening Russia"? 

Why do "western politics/media" fail to this level ? [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7Ed4Ae0iHE[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7Ed4Ae0iHE The Duran -Dr. Wilmer Leon discussing those questions in a 1,5 hour YouTube video...

The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EKURRpyYAo[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EKURRpyYAo also discussing biden shooting balloons...while Russia is signing an agreement with Sudan; Russia getting a navy base-Sudan gets Russian weapons...After the South Africa-Russia-China navy drills just another example of how Russia and China "take over" Africa...

Also a mention of a military parade in North Korea...ICBM's shown...Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles...able to hit targets in the US...North Korea working on nuclear submarines...

Now "the 10% west" is going for full confrontation with "the 90% rest" of the world North Korea is not that isolated anymore...DJ, South Korea, Japan could start believing Russia, China are better partners to keep North Korea under control then the US is...

Even Israel may have lost trust in biden...Netanyahu and Putin have good relations-though disagree on "some issues" (Iran, Syria). But Israel is not blind for EurAsian integration...

In Kiev zelensky claimed february 23/24 will become "a day" Russia "never will forget"...biden will visit Warsaw february 24...

DJ...The western public deserve better leaders...they NEVER voted for this insane "west-rest" confrontation...Ukraine voted for zelensky to get peace...not escalation of a conflict...

At present "western leaders" are pushing us into a global war...

In his speech -february 21- Putin may "mention" Russia is NOT isolated, "mention" allies "in the same sort of conflict". He will leave it to Xi/Bejing to determine China's red lines and actions...

Iran president is expected in Bejing soon, Xi had a good visit/deal with Saudi Arabia...Lavrov (Russian Foreign Minister/FM) is on tour in Africa...There is a waiting list for BRICS/SCO...Saudi's, Argentina, Nigeria ? Indonesia ? are on that list...

The -global- alternative for the US$ is under construction...for now local currencies already replace western fiat-currencies...

NOW is the time for talks and de-escalation...The alternative is World War Three...

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Maybe good to remember who is fighting on the Kiev side;

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpyzZS154Lc&t=101s[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpyzZS154Lc&t=101s Hindustan Times - India with more pictures of IS jihadi's "moderate western backed terrorists"...fighting for Kiev...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/video-ukrainian-troops-on-the-battlefield-giving-nazi-salute[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/video-ukrainian-troops-on-the-battlefield-giving-nazi-salute also nazi's on the side of Kiev....

DJ-nazism may have been the western financed answer to Stalin after world war one...IS a western created "excuse" for occupation of Iraq, Syria more recent...with both groups getting "outsiders/criminals" recruited. [url]https://www.bol.com/nl/nl/p/who-financed-hitler/1001004001333220/[/url] or https://www.bol.com/nl/nl/p/who-financed-hitler/1001004001333220/ 

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qaeda#Alleged_CIA_involvement[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qaeda#Alleged_CIA_involvement ;

Experts debate the notion that al-Qaeda attacks were an indirect result from the American CIA's Operation Cyclone program to help the Afghan mujahideenRobin Cook, British Foreign Secretary from 1997 to 2001, has written that al-Qaeda and bin Laden were "a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies", and that "Al-Qaida, literally 'the database', was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians."[455]

Munir AkramPermanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations from 2002 to 2008, wrote in a letter published in The New York Times on January 19, 2008:

The strategy to support the Afghans against Soviet military intervention was evolved by several intelligence agencies, including the C.I.A. and Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI. After the Soviet withdrawal, the Western powers walked away from the region, leaving behind 40,000 militants imported from several countries to wage the anti-Soviet jihad. Pakistan was left to face the blowback of extremism, drugs and guns.[456]

DJ, the present taliban-terror in Afghanistan is the outcome of US plans to "create a Vietnam for the Soviet Union" after 1975...Afghanistan under Soviet influence was in many ways modern...the present form of religious extremism is imported in the region...

The US has been recruiting Uyghurs from western China, short term to fight for IS and regime change in Syria, long term to fight for regime change/breaking up China...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/from-a-french-army-officer[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/from-a-french-army-officer ;

I am an officer of the French Army. I have been reading your page for some time to get a different view of the conflict in Ukraine. Thank you for what you do.

If I write to you today, it is to tell you exactly what it is like to be an officer in a Western European army in 2023.

In concrete terms, we are constantly being told about "high-intensity warfare" and "the return of modern warfare". We, specifically, are told about the importance of our role as armored officers, because "tanks will play a major role against our enemies". We are constantly being fed a pro-war arguments, very anti-Russian, very pro-NATO discourses (no surprise there). In other words, we are in an era like in 1872, when France had just lost against Germany, and the whole country was in propaganda mode to prepare the "revenge" (we call this "revanchisme" in France).

That's kind of the feeling I get (even if I don't really see the revenge we would have to take on the Russians, Lol).

But this bellicose speech is a facade, like a cat growling at a bear hoping to scare it. In reality our army is in tatters. We are unable to maintain our Leclerc tanks for example: only fifty of them are functional, a shame for "the first army in Europe"... A shame for an armored cavalry officer like me... It is not better in other sectors of the army, we have for example almost no more CAESAR (thanks Ukraine!). In other words, we have neither tanks nor guns.

The French like to make fun of China, which they say is a "paper tiger". The paper tiger is us. Our army was unable to eliminate 500 terrorists in Africa, it would not last 2 days in a real modern war.

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I give you my greetings, take care of yourselves and let's pray (whatever our obedience) that this conflict will stop and that Europe will find again a peaceful and multipolar balance.

DJ, I fail to understand why western politics/media are pushing that hard for all out war....Since "the west" simply has no real army (such a choice would be very costly) the only way the US, UK, France could "win" is go nuclear....for what ? 

It would have some use if it was in self defense...but NATO is moving east...WE are the agressors....

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[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Russian_invasion_of_Ukraine[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Russian_invasion_of_Ukraine ;

On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War, which began in 2014. The invasion has caused tens of thousands of deaths on both sides and instigated Europe's largest refugee crisis since World War II. About 8 million Ukrainians were displaced within their country by June, and more than 8 million fled the country by February 2023.

DJ...there is also a Russian version on wiki-google translate to English will give their perspective...

-September 1944 did see [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Market_Garden[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Market_Garden ending up in the [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arnhem[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arnhem destroying my hometown...

Logistics matter...The paratroopers "Market" did not get enough support from the army "Garden" over land...If the land operation could have reached Arnhem within a few days maybe the war in Europe would have ended in 1944...

In the Ukraine war one of Russian goals is to destroy logistics for Ukraine...My view is Russia is succesfull in that part of the war...In the west there is discussion on tanks, fighterjets...Ukraine may need more energy, food supplies, ammunition...

Alexander Mercouris (a.o.) ; 

98,072 views  Feb 17, 2023

Russia Advances Paraskeyevka; Out of Ammo West Urges Kiev Adopt Western Tactics; Josh Hawley Says US Over-Extended Topic 762

DJ, Ukraine using per day the ammount of supplies the "west" needs more then a day to replace...So on the long run both Ukraine and the west run out of supplies...

On the Russian side the "war industry" is state owned, not for profit...Russia has lots of natural resources...so it can produce a lot of goods themselves. Besides that Russia may have a lot of allies; Iran, North Korea, China may be willing to sell (for energy) military supplies...if need be also send fighters...

-What did change during this year is that this war developed from an Ukraine-Russian conflict into a Ukraine-NATO proxy - Russia (+ partners) conflict...By now both sides can not afford to lose or pull back...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-china-shuts-off-comms-with-u-s[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-china-shuts-off-comms-with-u-s

White House National Security Council Says Lines of Communication between U.S. and Chinese Military Officials have been Closed.

At present, China will not even answer our hotline calls.  Techs confirm the line is working.  It is ringing.  China simply will not answer.

This is how and when mistakes happen.

DJ..The west (10% in fact only part of NATO..one could discuss the position of Australia, Japan...) may be in conflict with "the rest" -90%- BRICS, SCO...(is NATO moving towards war with Türkiye...still a NATO member ? Hungary, Croatia ???) 

-There is discussion on new offensives. Military Summary suggests;

Ukraine may have been preparing for an offensive in the NE of Ukraine. Most of what Ukraine still has on tanks may be concentrated there...A Russian offensive may cut of logistics for that Ukraine concentration.

Russia would be thinking of a major offensive from both north and south to make the Dnjepr river a new Russian defense line...

My view is Ukraine has run out of trained soldiers, without air support they should not even think of yet another offensive...Some estimates put Ukraine military losses at over 200,000 75% of them because of Russian artillery...

Ukraine now is 100% dependent on "the west"; from financing the Ukraine regime to intel for HIMARS to attack Russian positions...(Poland may have had over 15,000 military fighting "as volunteers" on the Kiev side. There was some news on "disagreement" between "foreign fighters" and Ukraine command. DJ-It may have resulted in Polish "volunteers" refusing to follow Ukraine orders-even shooting at Ukraine military trying to enforce Ukraine orders..)

Western supplies has to travel over 1000 kilometer+ ...Russia is concentrating the war near its borders...A wounded Russian soldier may be in a Russian hospital within a few hours...This war is "very close to home" for Russia...for NATO the distance-damaged infrastructure, Russian air control are very serious complications...

Maybe even worse is "the west" still is buying Russian energy via "third countries"...from Diesel, Kerosine, LNG offered by Türkiye, India, China to "a mix" of oil from Saudi Arabia/OPEC+ members wich could be 95% Russian oil...5% non-Russian oil...

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Two reasons for this war;

-Already in 2008 Bucharest NATO decided Ukraine, Georgia would be allowed to join NATO. They then organized regime changes in both countries to get a pro-NATO regime...

-[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_interference_in_the_2016_United_States_elections[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_interference_in_the_2016_United_States_elections these claims now -like Chinese spy balloons- turn out to be false...

Russia (and a lot of countries) claim "NATO would not move one inch east" after German reunification...NATO a.o. claims "If" there was such an agreement it was made with Gorbaschov/Soviet Union...the USSR no longer excists...(neither does the Warsaw-pact created after NATO was created...). 

However on top of this there is a conflict between "Uni-Polar" de facto US rules the world and "Multi-Polar" No dominant major countries. BRICS/SCO "win-win" deals...(DJ-With of course China, India, a few other large countries in a stronger position. )

Part of that conflict is "the dollar battle"...So far the US was able to enforce global energy trade in US$...on that basis the US could "create dollars" out of thin air and make other countries/generations (via inflation) pay...If other countries would stop using the US dollar it does bring total collapse of the west...(DJ-I did see Alexander Mercouris mention "increase of inflation for the US" -I think he is very wrong there...). We may be moving towards "high speed de-dollarization"...It limits the time the US (run west) has to react...

DJ-I think "global dumping of the US$" could change the US in a third world country in months....Unable to pay for its army...A 'service based economy" with more important industry "outsourced" to lower income countries and -soon-switching to other markets (most in Asia...). 

For that matter "a war to preserve the US$" is war for US survival by now...It could and should have been avoided...

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Where do we go now ? 

DJ, Russia, China, Iran (etc) has lost all trust in the west...From the Minsk-agreements, Merkel/Hollande now admit only to buy time for Ukraine rearming/getting on NATO level to the Iran-deal -trump did break- by now a lot of countries think there is no point in talking to the US and its "allies"...

Some countries may be in a position to mediate. Israel [url]https://www.debka.com/if-israel-agrees-to-send-ukraine-defensive-weapons-the-new-drone-killer-laser-system-is-top-candidate/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/if-israel-agrees-to-send-ukraine-defensive-weapons-the-new-drone-killer-laser-system-is-top-candidate/ has its own agenda...Netanyahu has very good contact with Putin (can't stand biden...) but also does see Iran as a very major risk...

Saudi Arabia was shocked when NATO "pulled out" of Afghanistan...Once could have been a partner for NATO/Israel against Iran...but by now has very good relations with both Russia (OPEC+) and China..."going all Asia"..

Japan still involved in energy trade with Russia...may have more problems with China (and Korea over some islands...even Taiwan and Japan may disagree on that...). 

In the US a "group" thinks the major conflict the US has is with China...not with Russia...

The outcome is Russian foreign minister just returned from an African tour...Egypt is buying Russian nuclear plants, South Africa had navy excercises with the Russian and Chinese navy and Sudan is willing to allow a Russian navy base in exchange for Russian weapons...(while biden is attacking weather balloons, trying to ignore a major Ohio-man made-rail disaster...). 

-The west-rest conflict is far from over but the west is running out of conventional weapons...For Russia depleted uranium grenades are "nuclear weapons/dirty bombs"....

So a way out could come from regimes/governments collapsing...In Ukraine zelensky is getting more and more isolated. In Germany -and most of the EU- voters lost trust in politics...In the US there are "growing questions" on biden...

The US behind attacking Nord Stream energy links between Russia and EU/Germany further eroding "western cooperation"...

Maybe China-EU talks could offer some new roads out of this disaster ? India as a mediator ? 


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DJ, 

Pepe Escobar on Iran as a strategic partner for Russia, China, India (DJ-and de facto more and more for Türkiye, Pakistan - in the middle of the TIP (Türkiye-Iran-Pakistan) "landbridge" between China/East Asia and Europe/Africa...

[url]https://thesaker.is/two-articles-by-pepe-escobar-about-china-and-iran/[/url] or https://thesaker.is/two-articles-by-pepe-escobar-about-china-and-iran/ 

"Just another frontline" [url]https://southfront.org/rockets-rain-down-on-two-u-s-bases-in-northeastern-syria/[/url] or https://southfront.org/rockets-rain-down-on-two-u-s-bases-in-northeastern-syria/

Late on February 18, two key bases of the United States-led coalition in Syria’s northeastern region came under attack, according to several Syrian news sources.

Several rockets struck the Green Village base in al-Omar oil fields in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside as well as Mission Support Site Conoco, which is located within a gas plant a few kilometers to the north of the oil fields. Columns of smoke were reportedly seen rising from the two bases after the attacks, which happened just minutes apart. However, no casualties were reported.

The U.S. Central Command has not yet commented on the reported attacks. The command usually acknowledges such attacks within 24 hours.

Earlier this week, the coalition shot down an Iranian-manufactured drone over the Mission Support Site Conoco. After the incident, the commander of U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq warned of a response. An Iranian military advisor said that the small drone was testing American air defenses in northeastern Syria.

U.S.-led coalition bases in the northeastern region and a single garrison in the southeastern area of al-Tanf were attacked on several occasions over the past year. Armed factions affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were blamed for most of the attacks.

Some of the previous attacks were indeed carried out by IRGC-backed factions in response to Israeli strikes on Syria, or sabotage attacks within Iran.

Israel acting as a US airbase; [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/syrian-air-defenses-active-over-damascus-israeli-attack-many-casualties[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/syrian-air-defenses-active-over-damascus-israeli-attack-many-casualties ;

From Intelligence Source inside Israel: "The Israeli Air Force is striking Iranian targets in and around Damascus. These strikes degrade Iran’s ability to amass and arm terrorists on Israel’s borders, and also degrade the Iranian facilities that build drones for Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine."

Air defense was active from Al-Mezzah Airbase, along with reports of an impact there, also Damascus Intl. Airport.

13 people were killed and 7 others were injured in an Israeli missile attack on Kafar Sousah, Damascus - SANA

The area was reportedly near an "Iranian" center, which is unconfirmed. yet, some Iranian-regime "media activists" say they're not ruling out a targeted-assassination.

Apparently, an IRGC commander was the target.

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The Israeli attack targeted a delegation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard inside a residential apartment in neighborhood inside the capital.

There are Iranian and Hezbollah leaders killed in Israeli strikes on Kafr Sousse in the capital, Damascus.

Or [url]https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/02/18/698470/Israel-airstrike-Syria-residential-building[/url] or https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/02/18/698470/Israel-airstrike-Syria-residential-buildingA Syrian military source was quoted by SANA as saying that the Israeli missiles were fired from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights, targeting some locations in Damascus and its suburbs, including residential neighborhoods inhabited by civilians. The source said most of the Israeli missiles were shot down by Syria’s air defenses.

DJ...The "west" has no problem at all with the US stealing oil from Syria and Iraq, Israel attacking targets in Syria, Iraq and Iran...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/vp-harris-the-united-states-has-formally-determined-that-russia-has-committed-crimes-against-humanity[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/vp-harris-the-united-states-has-formally-determined-that-russia-has-committed-crimes-against-humanity is disgusting hypocritical ...US bombs on Iraq, NATO agression in Libya, Syria is "good"...Russia stopping NATO moving east is "bad"....

New Atlas [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWczijf9PJE[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWczijf9PJE ;

- The Solomon Islands has begun uprooting US interference in its political and information space; 

- It has also banned violent US-backed opposition groups and removed from power US-sponsored opposition leaders; 

- This has been made possible with support from China, the Solomon Islands' largest trade partner; 

 -The US and the Western media are now accusing China of "encroaching" on the island nation and of the nation's government of suppressing "democracy" and "human rights;" 

- This same pattern of US interference is exactly what precipitated the ongoing US proxy war with Russia in Ukraine;   

DJ [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/von-greyerz-will-nuclear-war-debt-collapse-or-energy-depletion-finish-world[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/von-greyerz-will-nuclear-war-debt-collapse-or-energy-depletion-finish-world 

Some "politicians" keep pushing for further escalation in Ukraine...Military warn; for the Iraq invasion "the west" organized 1 million soldiers...Russia is defending its borders and is very much stronger...

DJ; The west should avoid confrontation with Russia;

-It has not the finance for such a war

-China, Iran, North Korea etc know they are next

-The west simply has no military means for such a confrontation...

Let me be very clear on that !!! Largest European armies each have 200 modern war ready tanks...Russia alone may have 12,000....So -even with a modern NATO organized army- moving into Ukraine with "the best non-nuclear weapons" NATO/the west has only would prolong the war...

Such an all out NATO intervention also will alarm Russian allies...

IF "western leaders" show themselves that stupid they would go "nuclear" it very likely will be the end of the US, UK (and Israel)....Russia-Iran-China did see this confrontation coming for years...WE SHOULD HAVE AVOIDED THIS CONFRONTATION !!!!

DJ-Diplomacy would end up keeping the "west" still in some dominant position...Confrontation now is pushing "the rest/90%" towards a confrontation with "the west/10%"...

Again...the main "weapon of mass destruction" is economic NOT military...BRICS+/OPEC+/SCO now all working on alternatives for western currencies high speed...From raw materials to energy non-western trade will be done outside the US$ within  (DJ my view) months...not years...

Western economies are debt based...now face bankruptcy ....Non western companies may "take over" (air)ports, (rail)roads etc as payment for western debts...Western companies may switch (even more) towards the growing Asian economies...(DJ; "Western sanctions" did see western companies "starting/investing in non western companies" to continu bussinesses...The "west" is still buying Russian energy...only now via other countries at much higher costs...The US can NOT !!! compete with the over 4 billion consumers Asian market...). 

So...times are changing...

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biden before visiting his NATO puppets in Warsaw now visited his puppet in Kiev...

New Atlas [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dArKxgBRqMk[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dArKxgBRqMk ;

Time Stamps SITREP: @0:00 1 Year On: @11:11 NATO's War on Russia Beforehand: @15:31  US-NATO's Proxy War with China: @42:33 - As Russia’s special military operation reaches the one year mark, we wonder what is happening now and what will happen next; - Equally important is what started this conflict; - NATO has repeatedly attacked and destroyed allies of Russia around the globe throughout the 21st century; - NATO has also constantly encroached eastward toward Russia’s borders; - The Western media admits that the US has repeatedly overthrown nations along Russia’s borders and installed client regimes in their place; - The Western media also admits that these nations pose a threat to Russia including Georgia which in 2008 actually attacked Russian forces; - Ukraine from 2014 onward was a repeat of US meddling in Georgia that left Russia with only one choice, not if conflict would come but when it would be fought? At a time convenient for NATO or for Russia? - The US is pursuing a similar campaign of encroachment, encirclement, and proxy war with China giving Beijing every reason to support Russia in its current operations in Ukraine; 

DJ, I disagree on a lot of things with [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/russia-commences-nuclear-attack-drill-nato-warns-of-attack-if-they-perceive-russian-actual-attack[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/russia-commences-nuclear-attack-drill-nato-warns-of-attack-if-they-perceive-russian-actual-attack 

Russia, on Sunday, began large-scale exercises of its strategic nuclear forces, on the eve of Biden's visit to Europe.

The exercises include large-scale maneuvers for its strategic nuclear forces.

Meanwhile, the White House has told Zelenskyy to prepare for a major Russian offensive now!

There are “no plans” for President Biden to enter Ukraine during his upcoming trip to Poland, NSC spokesman John Kirby said Sunday.  HOWEVER . . . .

Biden will address the citizens of Russia and Putin, during his visit to Poland on February 21 according to John Kirby

As of today, Russia has 5977 nuclear warheads; the most in the world. They also have the most advanced nuclear missile technology in the world.

NATO has said if they see activity of Russian nuclear forces that could possibly be preparation to launch a nuclear attack, NATO will attack Russian nuclear forces ( with conventional weapons), it was said.

SARMAT?

Russia President Vladimir Putin is testing his hypersonic "SARMAT" missile and officials in remote districts in eastern Russia have been warned to be ready for a test launch between February 15 and 25

The giant 208-ton hypersonic missile is capable of carrying FIFTEEN individual nuclear warheads including Russia's new Hypersonic "Glide" Vehicles which cannot be stopped by any missile defense presently on earth.

Unusual Flights

As this story is written at 8:36 PM eastern US time Sunday night, there are unusual flights circling over Poland of RC-135W Rivet Joint (electronic surveillance), and Boeing E-3B Sentry (Airborne early warning and control) aircraft accompanied by KC-135T Stratotanker for refueling.

It's unusual because they very rarely fly at night over Europe, almost never.

I can also report a nuclear armed submarine has been placed on the ‘highest level’ of combat readiness and that strategic bombers have been moved to a base in Tambov, Russia.

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In a normal, rational, world, these Nuclear exercises would send a clear message. But in OUR world, this message will likely be laughed off by Biden. He doesn’t seem to care.

In fact, I think Biden wouldn't understand a nuke being dropped on his head. In my view, he's so addled by Dementia, he's barely conscious.

At this point, I don’t think anything can halt what is coming.

It is not about occupation it is about survival for Russia, NATO has made it clear they intend on crushing them and dividing it up into regions and exploit their natural resources. Russia is telling them to back the fuck up.

We are closer to WWIII today than we’ve ever been. This time, if nations continue down this road, there will be full blown world war.

Are we ready for that? Rationing? The threat of invasion? Bombings? Military policing? Internment camps? Bread lines? Hunger? Famine? Mass depopulation?

We can barely keep the supply chain going post-Covid. A world war?

Our government needs to let this Ukraine thing go.  They, however, will not.

The one thing that bothers me about Biden's trip to Poland . . . .  what if it turns into an "Arch Duke Ferdinand" moment?

What if the US "Deep State" plans to kill Biden while he's in Poland, and blame Russia?

Kamala Harris becomes President, and off to war we all go.

This week is likely to be historic.  I hope you are all prepared as best you can be with emergency food, water, medicine, communications gear, etc.

DJ, In my view biden is totally unfit to be US president...he is a danger both for the US and the world..."Politics" unable/not willing to see the major risks of an insane president only indicates we have a very major problem...

-Brazil had 60 cm of rain, New Zealand last week over 40 cm of rain...Both North Pole and South Pole sea ice are at extreme lows...Climate collapse is speeding up...

-H5N1 is moving closer to spread in mammals, CoViD is not over...even Delta-variant may still be showing up in recombinations...

-Fiat-debt based-currencies are "cities build on melting ice"...Western countries-with fiat currency based economies-going for confrontation with the rest of the world, looking for continuation of western uni-polar dominance is "insane"...

So now the US may "solve" all the problems by pushing for nuclear war ???

Crazy times...

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CRS, DrPH, I noticed that "news/propaganda"...of course Europe is STILL buying Russian energy...only indirect from India, China, Türkiye and no longer - most likely in US$...

[url]https://nltimes.nl/2023/02/20/dutch-extremists-likely-swayed-covert-russian-influence-energy-supply-vulnerable[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2023/02/20/dutch-extremists-likely-swayed-covert-russian-influence-energy-supply-vulnerable DJ; The two security services also said that Al Qaeda and ISIS my look for ways to exploit the current turmoil in Europe.

NL intel worked with "others" to get Europeans to join IS in Syria to fight against Assad...(something like 10 years ago...). My view is "the west" is destroying itself in many ways...

Confrontation I think is and was the WRONG choice ! New Atlas had a good overview of how the US went for "uni-polar" since the end of the Soviet Union; US "ruling the world" -in the interest of a small US elite...US population 3% -4% of global population...In 1991 "the west" was in a strong position...My view is good diplomacy would have resulted in "western dominance"; confrontation eroded support for the west...

We now have Iran as a strategic partner not only for Russia and China but also for India...

On India trump was VERY wrong believing India would give up its decades old good ties with Russia/Soviet Union to join the US, Australia and Japan in an anti Russia/China coalition...trump destroying the Iran-deal ruined global diplomacy position of the "west"....

My hope was a next US President could undo some damage...and then came biden....[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/political/former-white-house-doctor-bidens-medical-was-cover[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/political/former-white-house-doctor-bidens-medical-was-cover ; In addition, a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll found on Friday that 57% of Americans have doubts about Biden’s mental fitness, with 67% saying Biden is too old to lead the country.

DJ...Minsk-agreements-partly translated in a UN decision "only to rearm Ukraine" Merkel/Hollande admit...Fiat-currencies...other countries/next generations have to pay for western debts...Even Saudi Arabia, Türkiye. Argentina think of joining BRICS/SCO....

Maybe TWO pandemic links;

-Ukraine already was in a health crisis (multi resistant TB, HIV/AIDS now increase of CoViD in both Russia and Europe...)...lots of Ukraine wounded get care in European hospitals...Millions more refugees seeking safety in Europe...

-The US did spent over a 100 billion US$ on Ukraine, EU may be at the same kinds of numbers...Not to mention all the other still ongoing US caused wars...That money will NOT be spent on public healthcare, not go to increase minimum wages, better sick leave ...or better science trying to deal with next pandemics...

So where are we now...

I do NOT agree with a lot of his views [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/electronic-billboards-in-moscow-preparing-for-historic-day-02-21-2023-no-turning-back[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/electronic-billboards-in-moscow-preparing-for-historic-day-02-21-2023-no-turning-back ;

I don't know what it is that President Vladimir Putin has planned.  Of course, all of us already know that, last week, the Russian government ORDERED all TV and radio stations in the country to carry President Putin's speech to the Federal Assembly tomorrow.  They were all told to expect it to be a one hour speech.

Never before in Russia's history has government ORDERED the carrying of a Presidential speech live, on every TV and radio station in the country - because the country has twelve time zones and is so huge, the government allowed TV and Radio to cover past speeches as appropriate for each time zone.  Not tomorrow.

So whatever is coming, tomorrow looks like it's a doozy.

DJ, Will Belarus join the Russian Federation ? Lukashenko had lots of talks with Putin....(the west already did organize its own puppet regime for Minsk/Belarus...Belarus and Russian "volunteers" are fighting on the Kiev side in Ukraine). 

In the west there are lots of speculations on a "new Russian offensive"...DJ Why would Russia do that ? They are "demilitarizing" Ukraine by killing several hundreds of Ukraine military each day with artillery....Some estimates claim 75% of Ukraine military get killed by Russian artillery...

Western propaganda claims are very unrealistic (97% of Russian army in Ukraine-40% Russian losses...How ? If Russia only has 3% of its army in Russia why does NATO then not "walk in" into Russia ? Ukraine did destroy 1000 Russian tanks, take over 500 Russian tanks...Why do they need western tanks ? Russia running out of means to fight the war...How ? Russia is seeing economic growth !!! Russia is rich in natural resources and is limiting the conflict to near its borders...western "help" has to cross hundreds of kilometers of Ukraine...)

There WAS an agreement made NATO would not move east...the west did break that "understanding"...Not only Russia is seeing it that way...Western claims "that agreement was made with the Soviet Union...not Russia"  is "crazy" ...

To the horror of the west in Munich "security conference" [url]https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202302/1285777.shtml[/url] or https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202302/1285777.shtml ;

Document on finding a political settlement to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, to be published by China soon, highlights Beijing's active efforts in pursuing peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, as the conflict been dragging on for a year and wrecking more havoc on global security and economy, Chinese experts, after a top Chinese diplomat on Saturday announced the releasing of the document at the 59th Munich Security Conference. Moreover, the document will inject much-needed sanity for the world's response on this crisis. 

DJ, "western leaders" still try to claim "Russia is isolated"...(on the other hand claiming Iran-drones, North Korea ammunition, China also providing help)...

When meeting with Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba on Saturday, Wang Yi said that on the Ukraine issue, China always stands alongside peace and dialogue, and push for peace talks. "We don't want to see a prolonged and enlarged Ukraine crisis, and along with the international community, we're willing to prevent the situation from further escalating, Wang Yi noted, according to a readout released by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.

It quoted Kuleba as saying that China and Ukraine have maintained communication the whole year, and Ukraine attaches great importance to China's international status and influence, takes seriously China's stance on solving the crisis via political ways, and is looking forward to China's constructive role.  

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Wang Huiyao, who has met with people from European political think tanks, said that there's a growing concern in Europe about the consequences of the dragged conflicts, and would like to see the end of it. "Yet they [some Europeans] are not willing to sit down and talk, plus the US is backing the war to continue … Under such circumstance, China's proposal of peace talks is of much great importance." 

DJ [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/whitney-us-led-coalition-willing-foreshadows-splintering-nato[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/whitney-us-led-coalition-willing-foreshadows-splintering-nato ...lots of military are warning "the west" is running out of weapons to send to Ukraine...Even in Poland "politics" understand "support may have reached limits"...

So further escalation increases risk for nuclear war...Already most western countries face strikes and protests over inflation...(with a lot of people NOT linking the inflation to the western foreign policy disasters). 

In the UK bojo would like to return as PM...in the US "growing pressure" (via "leaks") on biden...

DJ-Comparing the position of "the west in the world" in 2021 with now "the west" did do a lot of damage to itself....

All kinds of major problems, climate change, global healthcrisis, poverty, only did get worse...most of the world-by now-blame the west/US for that...(Since the EU "strength" is division it may be hard to blame the EU for anything...). 

The Spanish Flu became a pandemic because of World War One...the "Black Death" has relations with Asian-Mongol wars...Wars, economies, healthcare are linked...

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DJ, Putin will hold his speech 10 C.E.T. ...some western media claim "Putin will declare war on Ukraine", then my question is "Why"??? What would Russia gain by escalating towards war or starting a new major offensive ???

Western "projection" -unable to think in another way than "conquering land" to "win a war"...Russian position in the non-western world has never been that good....Russia-via the Caspian Sea/Iran now did see trade "explode" with India...OPEC+ now has Russia as a major player...moving away high speed from the US-petro-$...

Only hard line "western" media/politics may stick to the story "Russia blew up Nord stream"...most of the world blame the US -biden- for it...See it as terrorism...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Ss3U8m1Go[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Ss3U8m1Go Alex Christoforou/AC ;

61,747 views  Feb 20, 2023

Biden PR disaster trip to Ukraine. Merkel prank call. Reuters, Russia targets North Sea. U/2 Topic 876

DJ In short;

-The US "informed/asked" Russia on biden his visit to Kiev...

-trump went to Ohio...why biden went to Kiev ? 

-US help to Ukraine (120 billion US$) is "gone" (in 360 days...so this insane war is costing 333,3 million per day ???) ...another 500 million US "help" (even if you would go for 10 million losses worth per day Ukraine would be "helped" for 50 days...)

-biden could not claim victory...only "support" ; zelenski needs more...

DJ-I think Russia is taking a look at underwater infra structure...not only from NL/North Sea...preparing for further escalation. If the west blows up Black Sea "Turk stream" Russia may need to react....

[url]https://tass.com/russia/1579057[/url] or https://tass.com/russia/1579057 ;

MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver his address to the Federal Assembly on Tuesday, February 21. The ceremony will take place at the Gostiny Dvor venue in Moscow at noon, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Traditional format

The Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly on the state of affairs in the country, on the main directions of the state’s domestic and foreign policy, is the foundation for setting strategic goals, priorities of social and economic development, and ensuring Russia’s national security. The event’s format is traditional, it is cemented in the Constitution, but, in a way, it could be called long-awaited.

DJ...My estimate; Russian goal is to increase global support for its goals-a multi polar world...Trying to "picture" Russia defending global change away from "neo-colonialism"....

[url]https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202302/1285842.shtml[/url] or https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202302/1285842.shtml ;

From February 17 to 20, Global Times conducted an online survey that received 5,214 response samples from Chinese netizens around the globe, with more than 68.16 percent of the participants saying the US is the one that "bears primary responsibility and should be held accountable for the outbreak of the conflict," and 39.24 percent believing that the conflict will continue for a longer term at its current intensity. 

and [url]https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202302/1285852.shtml[/url] or https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202302/1285852.shtml ;

Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi is scheduled to visit Russia - the last stop of his tour to Europe since February 14. He is expected to promote peace talks as the Russia-Ukraine conflict approaches the one-year mark, with the situation still deteriorating. Analysts said that China's tangible moves in de-escalating the situation have been in stark contrast to the US' fanning of flames. 

DJ, Most of the world-and very likely most of "western citizens" want deescalation...an end to (this) war...

Somehow western "politics" translates this as a "pro-Russian view" may underline the problem is in a western elite out of touch with both the public and reality...

DJ [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_17[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_17 (western view) 

IF Russia did NOT shoot down this plane but the "west" based on Ukraine SBU "info" is blaming Russia falsely for it it will offend Russia...But also it is an insult to families that lost loved ones...Their loss used in a propaganda war...Malaysia was kept out of the JIT (Ukraine, Australia, NL were in it a.o.Joint Investigation Team) ...

Russia was in the position to know MH17 was a civil flight-NOT a risk for Russian speakers in Ukraine...So WHY ??? would Russia shoot down that plane ? The Ukraine on the other hand could have believed the plane was a Russian spy-plane...but even they could have known better..Kiev air traffic control was in contact...

So..Ukraine shooting down that plane and blame seperatists/Russia for it -for me- makes most sense...

In wars propaganda replace reality...but there are limits...

More after the Putin speech...

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DJ, Followed Putin speech both on [url]https://tass.com/search[/url] or https://tass.com/search ...also on NL [url]https://nos.nl/liveblog/2464577-poetin-herhaalt-we-moesten-donbas-helpen-ook-biden-houdt-later-vandaag-toespraak[/url] or https://nos.nl/liveblog/2464577-poetin-herhaalt-we-moesten-donbas-helpen-ook-biden-houdt-later-vandaag-toespraak and I think the NL version "Most Russians are pro war" is full of (nazi-style) propaganda....Given World War Two -27 million Russians killed- "dutch news" should be ashamed !

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/ had a live link in English/RT. [url]https://rumble.com/v2aay62-putin-delivers-address-to-federal-assembly.html[/url] or https://rumble.com/v2aay62-putin-delivers-address-to-federal-assembly.html 

DJ-Russia may be opening the door to China for a "peace initiative"...Russia and China in many ways are "strategic partners"...

China may try to find allies/partners "for peace" worldwide...no doubt the "west" only "is able" to see any peace initiative as agression...

DJ-In battle Russia tries to avoid high losses by encircling Ukraine strong holds... In a "peace offensive" BRICS (?) may try to "work around" western "hard liners" and focus on openings... There will be lots of comments on this speech...

-[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVuH4WSSbmY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVuH4WSSbmY Douglas Macgregor; "Russia is on the verge of collapse"-translated; western claims on Russia in fact reflect Ukraine its position...

[url]https://aufstand-fuer-frieden.de/[/url] or https://aufstand-fuer-frieden.de/ German petition update;

Something must happen! Now.

 

The hitherto mute voice of half the population in Germany, whose uneasiness, even fear is growing, must now become LOUD. Otherwise more people would die every day and we would slide into a world war. But even before the final, Germany could become the No. 2 battleground after Ukraine.

That's why Alice Schwarzer, Sahra Wagenknecht and Brigadier General a. D. Erich Vad initiated a protest day for February 25, 2023: a rally at the Brandenburg Gate.

Everyone who makes it to Berlin should be there this Saturday, February 25, from 2 p.m.: at the rally at the Brandenburg Gate, where we want to send a strong signal for peace together. *)


Every day that we win through negotiations for peace saves lives - and maybe even the world. Please come in large numbers, because only together can we send a strong signal for peace.


DJ, The petition starters faced protests of "spreading fear"...both main stream politics and media try to "limit/downplay" this initiative...








"Kissinger said "to be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal".. steal or force the migration of some of Europe's industry that represents its wealth, ensure that the Russian-European energy deal is buried .. and prepare for an economic war with China."

DJ...








#Iran#Russia & #China r not concerned about economic risks & consequences of potential sanctions when their national security is in jeopardy. This is what the nonsensical western leaders r not grasping. West' support to #Ukraine has no limit, so is #Russia determination to win.

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Therefore, it is much better to refrain from wasting your time. #Ukraine is happy to fight to the last man, and the #US gladly received this gift. Who wouldn't? Therefore, watch out when this war goes beyond the acceptable limit to #Russia and when nuclear bombs become an option

Somehow  the "west" is obsessed, in a tunnelvision...So "pulling" enough countries out of that "tunnel" may not be that easy...

The western "military industrial complex" did get very rich out of US wars since 1991...but even they now may see problems "in the west"...and since they only care about profits may "move out of that west"...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/how-china-became-saudi-arabias-largest-trading-partner[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/how-china-became-saudi-arabias-largest-trading-partner ;

Over the past two decades, the economic presence of China has been growing significantly around the world.

The country has already surpassed the U.S. as the la