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Another one of Russian Josh's "sources" jailed on charges of espionage. 

Voice of America freelancer's arrest on suspicion of being Russian spy causes international ripples

VOA says Pablo González 'had no direct relationship' with the U.S.-funded global news agency

A Spanish freelance journalist for Voice of America, the U.S.-funded global media service, was arrested last month in Poland on suspicion of being a Russian spy, causing international ripples as VOA scrambled to "review" his past contributions and press watchdogs howled for his release.

Pablo González, described by the Spanish online newspaper Público as a "journalist specializing in the post-Soviet world and a doctoral candidate at the University of the Basque Country," was arrested on Feb. 28 by Poland's Internal Security Agency on charges of spying for GRU, Russia's foreign military intelligence service. He faces 10 years in prison and the agency said he would be held for three months.

A VOA spokesperson said González had, according to its records, posted only six stories for the agency, the last one in 2021, but he had also contributed to a recent Ukraine segment as a camera operator. He was active on Twitter until his arrest. 

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Over 14,000 civilians of Russian ethnicity in the Donbass were killed by US trained Ukrainian forces and the  openly boasts that they have armed and trained the Ukrainians for 8 YEARS. Who would have ever expected a Russian response?

The [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/ukraine-congress-passes-the-bucks-realism-sneaks-in-poland-plans-for-more-war.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/ukraine-congress-passes-the-bucks-realism-sneaks-in-poland-plans-for-more-war.html providing two scenarios;

Further esacalation;

Why would Poland, with the help of Lithuania, try to take western Ukraine? It is all about history:

The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally known as the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and, after 1791, as the Commonwealth of Poland, was a country and bi-federation of Poland and Lithuania ruled by a common monarch in real union, who was both King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. It was one of the largest and most populous countries of 16th to 17th-century Europe. At its largest territorial extent, in the early 17th century, the Commonwealth covered almost 1,000,000 km2 (400,000 sq mi) and as of 1618 sustained a multi-ethnic population of almost 12 million.

Here is how that commonwealth looked on a map with current borders:

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There have been talks for a while that Poland would send a 'peacekeeping' force to occupy Galicia in west-Ukraine. I for one predicted it on February 24, at the very onset of the war:

Thanks to Stalin's additions to the Ukraine three countries, Poland, Hungary and Romania, have claims to certain areas in the Ukraine's western regions. If they want to snatch those up again it is now probably the best time to do so. Despite being part of NATO, which likely would not support such moves, those three will have domestic policy difficulties to withstand the urge.

An official looking document now says that a Polish/Lithuanian operation will start on May 22-24.

Lord Of War @lord_of_war____ - 14:46 UTC · May 10, 2022
🇺🇦🇵🇱The document was sent to the President of the State Border Service of Ukraine, Serhiy Daynek, stating that it is 22-24. May joint "Lithuanian-Polish peacekeeping contingent" consisting of 4 battalions, 9,500 soldiers and 279 units of military equipment [planned to enter the territory of Ukraine. Another confirmation of the development of plans for the occupation and further division of the country. Even if this particular document turns out to be false (which is not excluded), it does not change the general course of the West in relation to Ukraine.]
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9.500 soldiers are way more than fit into 4 battalions. A battalion has typically some 400-800 soldiers. These are more like three small brigades with 3-4 battalions each.

Or talks;

A Polish/Lithuanian move is exactly what Col. Macgregor is warning of:

Ten weeks after the conflict began, it is instructive to re-examine the strategic picture. The war against Russia in Ukraine has evolved, but not in the way Western observers predicted. Ukrainian forces look shattered and exhausted. The supplies reaching Ukrainian troops fighting in Eastern Ukraine are a fraction of what is needed. In most cases, replacements and new weapons are destroyed long before they reach the front.

Confronted with the unambiguous failure of U.S. assistance and the influx of new weapons to rescue Ukrainian forces from certain destruction, the Biden administration is desperate to reverse the situation and save face. Poland seems to offer a way out. More important, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have both expressed the desire to erase the borders between Poland and Ukraine.

Unconfirmed reports from Warsaw indicate that after Washington rejected the proposals for a no-fly zone over Ukraine, along with the transfer of Polish MIG-29 aircrafts to Ukrainian pilots, the Polish general staff was quietly instructed to formulate plans for intervention in the Ukrainian conflict by seizing the western part of Ukraine. Naturally, military action of this scale would require Kiev’s approval, but given Washington’s de facto control of the Zelensky government, approval for Polish military intervention should not be a problem.

Presumably, the Biden administration may hope that a collision involving Russians and Poles in any form—including air and missile strikes against Polish forces on the Ukrainian side of the border—would potentially call for the NATO council to meet and address Article V of the NATO treaty.

It would mean that NATO, or at least major parts of it, would actively join the Ukrainian proxy war against Russia. While I believe that Russia has withheld forces from the current war to eventually defend against NATO, any entry of it into the war would significantly extend the fighting and the danger of a nuclear exchange would become imminent.

DJ....Further NATO-US led escalation-with Ukraine running out of soldiers being replaced by Polish soldiers-bring several complications;

-Zelensky-being a US puppet-may "welcome further NATO support"; a lot of Ukraine nationalists want NATO forces on the frontline in the east...not taking parts from Ukraine in the west...

- [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-warns-away-us-warship-after-large-scale-pla-drills-near-taiwan[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-warns-away-us-warship-after-large-scale-pla-drills-near-taiwan DJ-At a certain point China, Iran (others ? In Latin America ???) may become active to create more fronts...

-[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZkNQD9CfNw[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZkNQD9CfNw Alex Christoforou/AC ; Elensky cuts off gas. Green leader shows up in Kiev. Greek shippers stop sanctions. Update 1 Topic 536 Remove Russia shirt: https://t.me/ostashkonews/11058 Sky News video: https://t.me/ostashkonews/11001

DJ; Greek tankers do 65% of Russian global oil transport...so Greece (Malta, Cyprus) do not accept sanctions on their tankers...Hungary wants to keep buying Russian oil-most likely the rest of the west has no alternative but will buy oil "not coming from Russia" via Turkey etc....in fact paying a higher price for Russian oil...with Russia moving away from the European/US energy market to sell it to "friendly nations"...

You need a working economy to fight a major war....the pandemic is far from over, and the west is "getting out of fuel" ...Energy most used in industry, agriculture (glasshouses), powerplants etc. all year-not for heating houses in winter only. 

DJ-[url]https://www.debka.com/mivzak/first-us-intel-admission-of-russian-advances-in-ukraine/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/mivzak/first-us-intel-admission-of-russian-advances-in-ukraine/ ;

“The Russians aren’t winning and the Ukrainians aren’t winning and we’re in a bit of a stalemate here,” said Lt-Gen Scott Berrier, DIA chief at the Pentagon on Thursday. However, Scott Avril Haines, National Intelligence Director, speaking alongside him, maintained that the Russian forces’ advance in Donbass portends their complete control of East Ukraine. They are now massing units in Luhansk in an effort to capture Snake Island on the Black Sea and so attain full control of the northern stretch of that sea, according to Haines. This is the first time that US intelligence officials admit to Russian territorial gains in the Ukraine war and allow that their army’s performance shows improvement.

I think the definition of "winning" depends on the goals one wants to archieve. So far Russian goal was NOT to take over all of Ukraine...but the "demilitarization" is "on its way" killing 600-1.200 Ukraine military each day....

[url]https://southfront.org/in-video-john-kirby-confirms-us-instigated-war-in-ukraine/[/url] or https://southfront.org/in-video-john-kirby-confirms-us-instigated-war-in-ukraine/ ;

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby dispelled the myth of “innocent Ukraine”, recalling that the Biden administration sent “lethal aid” to Ukraine before the war started. LINK

” One, the Biden administration was flowing in weapons well before the invasion. The first billion dollars that the president committed to Ukraine did include lethal assistance. And that was before Putin decided to move in. Plus, we were very open and honest about what we were seeing the Russians do. And then the last point, which I don’t think we keep in mind as much as we should, Neil, is the training and effort that went into getting the Ukrainians ready for this kind of war over the last eight years. The United States, Canada, Britain, other allies really helped train the Ukrainians in small unit leadership, command and control, operational maneuver.” – John Kirby claimed in his interview. 

DJ-In my view-far from perfect I admit; no one has all the facts-the west is already isolated. The US goal of "staying #1" , keeping the US$ "global currency" is unrealistic.

Further sanctions on China, India, Indonesia for buying Russian oil, even the idea of sanctions against Saudi Arabia-working with Russia in (N)OPEC, possibly buying Russian weapons...simply underline the hopeless western isolated position. 

The west may have allies as Japan, Australia...but even South Korea may be a ? ....The Asian market-with 4 billion consumers-is the future market. 

DJ-One could see the present situation as a fight between the US and EU for that Asia-market...with most EU-leaders for now not showing "much wisdom".

Some other conflicts; China-India, Pakistan-India, KSA-Iran maybe even Syria-Assad - Turkey-Erdogan. But "western sanctions" may unite Asia...

AGAIN !!!!! Russia-Iran-China RIC cooperation is the outcome of a failure of western foreign policy ! RIC are three very different countries-the west should have done wiser dipolmacy to AVOID RIC !!! Since they seem unable to learn now others join RIC, from Syria, Iraq, to Indonesia, India...








The President emphasized that proving a ‘smoking gun’ had been identified ‘in the hand of a conspirator’, or finding a possible money trail or identifying meetings where people had been motivated towards covert action or where people had been bought and sold,

DJ, Pakistan is taking a look at its history and the role of "foreign players".....

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rUwD7jU6OY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rUwD7jU6OY Alexander Mercouris/AM ;

Ukraine Suffers More Donbass Losses, Reduces Gas Supply to EU, As Italy's Draghi Tells Biden Diplomatic Solution Needed News Topic 493

My guess is due to growing economic/energy problems the "west" soon may break up...Social unrest will further increase a political crisis...So I think the west may be closer to collapse then they realize...

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In the latest propagandawar a video showing soldiers killing two elderly men in Kiev did show up. The claim is made that "Russian soldiers" did the killing and looting. Maybe a better informed person may identify the uniforms...No doubt Russian soldiers may do wrong things, however the Ukraine army is that desperate it now also includes former prisoners...(the video was a few months old).

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/40-billion-in-aid-to-ukraine-blocked-in-u-s-senate[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/40-billion-in-aid-to-ukraine-blocked-in-u-s-senate ;

Fiscal conservatives are praising Sen. Rand Paul for blocking a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine – a bill that not a single person on Capitol Hill has been able to read.

Paul objected to a deal offered by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that would have set up votes on Thursday afternoon on the funding and on an amendment from Paul, who wanted to include language in the bill to expand an Afghanistan inspector general role to include oversight of the Ukraine funds. 

“Our total aid to Ukraine will almost equal the entire military budget of Russia,” Paul said. “The cost of this package we are voting on today is more than the U.S. spent during the first year of the U.S. conflict in Afghanistan. Congress authorized force and the president sent troops into the conflict. The same cannot be said of Ukraine.”

DJ, The amount of money now being "prepared for Ukraine"-often not labelled-so impossible to track-by western countries; US, UK, EU (etc) may by now be over 100 billion+ US$/€...and it is not clear at all how it is being used...

In NL media (based on AP etc) I also did read Russian military no longer willing to go to war because "it is a slaughterhouse"...[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rUwD7jU6OY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rUwD7jU6OY Alexander Mercouris (AM) has been giving that description as well.... DJ-Since it is not official war the Russian military no longer willing to go to a basic military mass murder only punishment is losing the army job...(If it was an official war they would face much more severe legal action). 

From AM;

-Growing protests in central/west Ukraine about the massive losses (both in killed/wounded and POW) of men in the (Russian ethnic) Donbas. Families wondering why their sons, fathers (a lot of Ukraine soldiers 40+) have to fight in a part of Ukraine where people do not want to be part of the (present) Kiev-junta run Ukraine...

-Turkey worried about how many Turkish-made drones are lost at the "snake-island" Ukraine military disaster..

-Draghi-Italy on a visit in the US asking for a way out. So far Italy supported sanctions etc. 

-In Germany trade unions-basis for the Social Democratic Party (SDP)-also discussing support for the the German (relative new) government

DJ-The EU supported help for Ukraine...however the idea for regimechange in Moscow was not on their agenda...

AM also discussing the Russian claim Ukraine attack on Snake-island was based on UK advice. The UK/bojo may be even more extreme in being anti-Russian (with bojo thinking he is Winston Churchill - like Macron has "Napoleon-like" ideas of himself). AM wondering what basis Russia has for that claim (DJ-Since it was a disaster Kiev may blame the UK...). 

-In the Donbas Ukraine massive losses go on...DJ, Russian artillery is shelling Ukraine forces 24/7...a.o. MoA has stories on Ukraine military reaching hospitals are often not in such a bad shape...If you are to close to a grenade you are dead or that badly wounded you do not get to a (public) hospital...(DJ-There may be military ones doing amputations etc...). 

Western push to continu this "war" is based on propaganda of a corrupt and fascist puppet regime trying to hold on to power...The basic idea for this war (as so many other western wars; Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen) was unrealistic;

-The west is losing the sanctions war

-Ukraine had NO chance in a military confrontation (and its men are being slaugthered)

-Unclear western goals

DJ-Finland and Sweden now ask for NATO membership. There will be a NATO meeting later this month but the official procedure is not short. Some EU eaders" also pushing for Ukraine in the EU....

My impression is the "momentum" for these steps may be shifting fast. Realism is that Finland, Sweden joining NATO is further escalation. Not only making relations with Russia much worse, also other-non-western-countries are "not happy" with a never ending (global) NATO...From India, Indonesia to Venezuela, Argentina the idea may be growing a "global NATO" is a neo-colonial US army...

Most EU countries are not willing to accept Ukraine as a full EU-member...There are several other countries (former Yugoslavia) waiting for years...Turkey was kept out...now opening the door for Ukraine-a totally destroyed corrupt country in a pointless (civil) war may not be "an act of wisdom". The EU already made promisses on payment of Ukraine bills that are pretty insane...will see lots of protests in member states...

DJ-My impression is the west did get itself involved in another insane unwinnable war...relations with many non-western countries are getting bad...economic damage is getting major. 

If biden, bojo and maybe Poland (Baltic States ?) want to further escalate this war the price the west will have to pay is getting that high no sane person could want to go that way....

In combination with a worsening pandemic (is it wave-5 ???), climate disasters, getting close to hyperinflation and -later on- mass unemployment "public support" for further escalation is eroding fast...Western PR/propaganda may have been "well organized"..but "If Ukraine is winning the war it better win the war fast" 

My impression is that-after a lot of military/intel- now from economists there is growing alarm....The west is destroying itself while not getting any benifits out of it...

DJ-I have the freedom to write/post this. In many countries I would end up in problems for writing this critical....So I am not a fan of Putin/Russia, China, Iran...but you "do not have to like someone to live with someone on the same planet"....

Maybe as an end for this writing; further western escalation may see a need to "go nuclear" rather fast. Any NATO intervention in Ukraine may start conflicts China, Iran play a role in...The west will be overstretched in a war far bigger then any war since 1945...Giving room for "other countries" to reach their goals"...The Israel-Iran conflict could go nuclear...

Since Russia only involved something like 10% in its "military action" in Ukraine further western escalation would result in very heavy western losses...we should NOT go that way !


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[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNdPrJ6BmME[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNdPrJ6BmME ; Judge Napolitano/Scott Ritter

"We"in the west-are paying ALL of Ukraine governments costs....Finland joining NATO is breaking the post-world war 2 peace agreement with the Soviet Union. (DJ-Finland ended up with Germany as an ally-but Germany first was neutral in the German-Russian conflict, even tried to make a peacedeal because of the hitler-stalin pact. Russia-stalin-ended up with that "pact" because France and the UK did not want to work with the Soviet Union in 1939...). 

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQvjp-BRtsU[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQvjp-BRtsU Alex Christoforou;Finland, Sweden NATO ready. Russia's new Ukraine-EU red line. Vasquez blue check mark. Updates 1 Topic 538

A few reactions; Article 10 of the NATO charter clearly states that any country wishing to enter NATO must prove it is not a threat to the alliance. Finland is clearly a direct threat and Putin has stated on record that they would respond with “technical military response”. I am more interested to see which countries veto Finlands request to join. Gas supply will be cut either way so good luck walking that one back with Russia.

and

The 1948 treaty of Finland with the USSR was replaced by a treaty in 1992 with Russia which expressly forbid NATO membership. The 1948 was imposed on Finland for (a) breaking the 'Winter War ' treaty of 1942 and (b) co-operating with Nazi Germany and assisting in the siege of Leningrad (1 million Russian dead) and attacks on the convoys to Murmansk and Archangel (many British ships sunk and sailors lost).

and Ritter’s comment is not only telling, it places the entire notion of international peace agreements in question.  The Minsk Agreements may support this notion

DJ, The ease with wich "western leaders" make agreements to break agreements, simply step out of difficult deals (Iran-deal, Paris-climate plan) when they do not get their way is shocking. The US is even going further trying to break open old agreements. Joining Japan against Russia in a conflict going back to world war two. 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/russia-prepares-cut-gas-supplies-finland-tomorrow-local-media[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/russia-prepares-cut-gas-supplies-finland-tomorrow-local-media also no electricity from Russia to Finland any longer...[url]https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-12445766[/url] or https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-12445766 ;The Russian company RAO Nordic is suspending the import of electricity to Finland due to the difficulty of payment transactions. The price of electricity is expected to rise when imports from Russia end.

DJ Finland is already buying Russian gas from Germany-at a higher price. To avoid payment in Rubles...most likely that is also a factor for electricity. [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Saint_Petersburg[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Saint_Petersburg ;The city with its vicinity has an estimated population of about 6 million people. According to Rosstat, in 2021 the city's population is 5,384,342 [1]

DJ Finlands total population is under 5,6 million...

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/us-seeks-asean-proxy-willing-to-poke-china.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/us-seeks-asean-proxy-willing-to-poke-china.html 

a comment; If we can’t poke the Bear we poke the Panda.

Of course Marcos jr/Duterte jr. as president/vice president in the Philippines is "far from ideal"...However the Philippines, like Pakistan may be better of being able to do trade both with "the west" and "the east". 

Turkey is more or less in the same position. [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/turkey-not-favorable-terror-safe-havens-sweden-finland-entering-nato-erdogan[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/turkey-not-favorable-terror-safe-havens-sweden-finland-entering-nato-erdogan DJ-The Kurdish organizations in Sweden are just part of the story. Turkey-by now-may be hoping for de-escalation of the US global agression....

In my opinion; YES the position of the US/the west as global #1 is under pressure. With that also freedom of expression-a democratic right-may be under pressure. But you do not defend that by working with all kind of dictators, religious fanatics (IS in Syria, Iraq etc. Polish extremist catholics [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-poland-next[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-poland-next ;

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in a Telegraph column that he considers the Russian world "a cancer that poses a deadly threat to the whole of Europe." in his opinion, it needs to be "eradicated."

Also, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that Russia would be forced to pay indemnity to Ukraine. )

DJ, It may not be a hard job to start a fire-but containing it can become impossible when you wait to long...

Again, China, Iran (etc) know they are "next in line" in the US(and UK) plans...They will have been coordinating with Russia in the last two months how to react when...Further escalation of NATO activities in Ukraine could see China, Iran "others" taking their oppertunity elsewhere...

Can’t believe this needs to be said— but nobody should beat up mourners carrying a casket. Period. #ShireenAbuAqleh

DJ, An Israeli military sniper killed one journalist from AlJazeera, wounded another; [url]https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/13/al-jazeera-condemns-israeli-attack-on-shireen-abu-aklehs-funeral[/url] or https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/13/al-jazeera-condemns-israeli-attack-on-shireen-abu-aklehs-funeralThe news network said that attack on mourners participating in the funeral ‘violates all norms and international laws’.

from the Israeli side [url]https://www.debka.com/mivzak/qatar-to-help-iran-free-moneys-frozen-by-sanctions/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/mivzak/qatar-to-help-iran-free-moneys-frozen-by-sanctions/ ;Qatar emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Tehran on Thursday, the first Gulf ruler to pay an official visit to the Islamic Republic. Sources in Doha report that the emir promised to help Iran get its hands on the funds frozen by Western sanctions. The Qatari ruler next visits the UK and Germany.

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera_Media_Network[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera_Media_Network ;Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) (Arabic: الجزيرة‎, romanized: al-jazīrah, IPA: [æl (d)ʒæˈziːrɐ], literally "The Peninsula", referring to the Qatar Peninsula) is a Qatari international public media conglomerate headquartered at Qatar Radio and Television Corporation Complex in Wadi Al SailDoha.

The Israeli claims that "a Palestinian shooter shot the reporters"  is nonsense...Israel was seeing some improvement of relations with at least some of its neighbours...shooting Arab reporters does "not help"...attacking a funeral procession for unclear reasons is "sick"....

-Scott Ritter made clear there is a very big difference between the "military action" now in Ukraine and all out war...[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/ukraine-tonight-most-violent-rocket-and-artillery-attacks-in-8-years[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/ukraine-tonight-most-violent-rocket-and-artillery-attacks-in-8-years DJ-In the east of Ukraine-on the frontlines-what are supposed to be Ukraine military-hardly any training-are being mixed with the ground....They have NO !!!! chance at all...It is totally disgusting the "west" is pushing for a continuation of this slaughtering...It is sick Ukraine commanders on the frontlines let this happen...it has NO military use...

DJ-I did see on YouTube some time ago a short movie young german soldiers had made in january 1945 on the Romania frontline. Those 16, 17 y/o playing with the snow in that movie within days would be blown to pieces by the Red Army artillery...In Europe most of the people killed died between D-Day-june 6 1944 and may 8-1945...Like Ukraine now, Germany then-had lost the war...There was no point-even in a "military" sense to keep fighting/killing...

Eisenhowers warning against the Military Industrial Complex-with some people making a lot of profits out of never ending wars-are forgotten ? Is the US main export product war ? 

DJ-The US is WRONG in the idea that Europe, Asia will be the battlegrounds if the basic conflict is between the US and Russia, Iran, China, North Korea etc. The present pandemic may result in nuclear weapon-use EARLIER !!!

Diplomacy could have helped the west much better then confrontation. NATO moving an inch further, Finland/Sweden but also Poland, Romania moving into Ukraine is asking for major escalation...Russia (but also China, North Korea) are willing to go nuclear whan they think it is needed. The US already did use nuclear weapons earlier (to slow down the Russian offensive against Japan in august 1945. The US was not willing to invade Japan, Russia was willing to do so...). 

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Since it is a very good article [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/race-break-russia-china-alliance-ukraine-asia-pacific[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/race-break-russia-china-alliance-ukraine-asia-pacific ;

Due to this intellectual blindness, even among many intelligent experts within the alternative media community, I will take this opportunity to briefly assess some of the key elements of the parallel features of both operations that have been deployed to destroy both Russia and China. We will begin by looking at the color revolutionary tactics, followed by ‘Gladio stay behinds’, military encirclement, biowarfare and finally the use of ‘fifth columns’.

Color Revolutionary Tactics

Over the past decades, both Russia and China have contended with obsessive efforts to carve up and destabilize their governments utilizing “democracy promoting/anti corruption” organizations tied to western intel have fortunately failed to Balkanize them as seen in the tragic case of Yugoslavia.

The late geopolitical guru Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote passionately of his vision of a carved-up Russia in his 1997 Grand Chessboard saying: “A loosely confederated Russia- composed of a European Russia, a Siberian Republic, and a Far Eastern Republic- would find it easier to cultivate closer economic regulations with Europe, with the new states of Central Asia and with East Asia, which would thereby accelerate Russia’s own development.”

Over the years, western funded movements in China have arisen calling openly for breaking up China into no less than five ethno-nationalist micro-states called ‘East Turkestan, The Free State of Tibet, Canton and Manchuria.’

Purged multibillionaire deep state operative Guo Wengui (aka: Miles Guo), now operating from New York, has gone so far as to establish an international insurrectionary organization called ‘The New Federal State of China’ with a shiny new flag, constitution and cheesy anthem for the post-CCP China which will undoubtedly happen any day within Guo’s wildest imagination.

The leaders of both nations have clearly identified “color revolutionary” tactics as an active form of asymmetrical warfare leading both states to ban a wide spectrum of western-funded NGOs (or if permitted to exist within their territories to be forced to register as ‘foreign agents’). While the color revolution financing king George Soros was banned from China back in 1989, Russia took longer to gain the power and confidence to ban the economic hitman’s Open Society operations which finally occurred in 2015.

Gladio-type “stay-behinds” on their borders.

The asymmetrical warfare tool basket doesn’t stop at color revolutionary tactics, but relies upon networks of provocateurs and extremists who often find their roots in the non-punishment of virulent war criminals in the wake of WW2.

Those second and third generation fascist stay-behinds who were incorporated into western intelligence under the helm of NATO after WW2 remains one of the most uncomfortable and dangerous secrets of the modern age.

Weaponized ideological groups carefully groomed by Anglo-American intelligence since WWII and who continued to glorify Nazi-collaborators as “great heroes” played a major role both during the Cold War, and also today’s Banderite-filled age with neo-Nazi battalions driven obsessively to carry out jihad against Russia as their spiritual forefathers had done during WW2.

This problem is not isolated to Eastern Europe, but persists in China’s own back yard where the American military colony of Japan still maintains a strong tradition of treating WWII fascist war criminals as heroes (much to China’s chagrin).

One of the largest parties occupying 30% of the Japanese parliamentary seats (and headed by former PM Shinzo Abe) is the Nippon Kaigi party which claims openly that “Japan should be applauded for liberating much of East Asia” during WW2.

Despite many anti-fascist impulses in Japan seeking to maintain peaceful coexistence with their Eurasian neighbors, the Nippon Kaigi goes so far as to deny that Japan committed any atrocities to the Chinese during WW2 while trying to maintain the thesis that Japan was on the side of justice by working with Hitler. Keep in mind that this is also the same colony (now hosting over 50,000 US troops) which saw former PM Shinzo Abe call publicly for acquiring US-owned nuclear weapons to defend against China one week after Zelensky made that same call on behalf of Ukraine in Munich on February 19th.

Full Spectrum Dominance: Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific

Like Russia, who has watched “full spectrum dominance” wrap around her perimeter over the course of 20+ years, China has also been looking at ongoing efforts to create a “NATO of the Pacific” termed “the Quad” in her backyard.

This toxic idea has been championed by NATO-connected think tanks like the Atlantic Council and CFR for years and grows directly out of Obama’s 2012 ‘Asia Pivot’ strategy which saw a broad extension of missile systems, trident-bearing submarines, provocative “freedom of navigation” exercises, military bases and efforts to impose US-controlled governments hostile to China in the Pacific region.

The ABM-aspect of this program (which experts agree can be easily converted from “defensive” into “offensive”) is reflected in the THAAD missile system already stationed in South Korea which currently hosts over 28,000 US troops. Nominally justifying its existence to stop the “North Korean threat”, the reality is that this system has always been aimed at China.

Describing the $762 billion National Defense Authorization Act of 2022 which received nearly total bipartisan support, analyst Michael Klare observed:

“The gigantic 2022 defense bill — passed with overwhelming support from both parties — provides a detailed blueprint for surrounding China with a potentially suffocating network of U.S. bases, military forces, and increasingly militarized partner states. The goal is to enable Washington to barricade that country’s military inside its own territory and potentially cripple its economy in any future crisis. For China’s leaders, who surely can’t tolerate being encircled in such a fashion, it’s an open invitation to… well, there’s no point in not being blunt… fight their way out of confinement.”

Taiwan as Ukraine of the Pacific

Obviously within this entire mess, Taiwan (which has been an Anglo-American plaything since 1949) is currently acting like the “Ukraine of the Pacific” with many leading agents operating throughout the government calling openly for US military defense of China’s autonomous province from the “evil commie” mainlanders.

Biden himself has pledged that Taiwan can “count on America’s support” were an invasion to break out at any time. These supportive words were backed up with a $750 million deal to provide a Howitzer military system to Taiwan in August 2021, a $100 million deal to supply and upgrade Taiwan’s patriot missile systems on February 8, 2022 and another $95 million missile deal on April 6, 2022. After the second of these three deals, the Taiwanese foreign ministry sounded like it was trying to out-Zelensky Zelensky saying:

“In the face of China’s continued military expansion and provocative actions, our country will maintain its national security with a solid defence, and continue to deepen the close security partnership between Taiwan and the United States.”

China’s concerns over the vast expansion of US efforts to turn Taiwan into a Pacific Ukraine (including a doubling of military officials in the US embassy compound in the past year) are very real.

Biowarfare in the 21st Century

Then there is the serious issue of the Pentagon’s bioweapons infrastructure that has demonstrated an ethnic-targeting feature as outlined in the September 2000 PNAC manifesto “Rebuilding Americas Defenses”. In this bone-chilling neocon manifesto, its authors stated that in the 21st century “combat will likely take place in new dimensions: In space, cyber-space and perhaps the world of microbes… advanced forms of biological warfare that can “target” specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool”.

Today over 320 Pentagon-run biolabs are scattered strategically around the world with a very active program titled “Jupitr” and “Centaur” located in in South Korea. This later program has caused grave concern to both the Chinese and many Koreans since Obama launched inaugurated the program in 2010 with an executive order that stated “a robust and productive scientific enterprise that utilizes biological select agents and toxins is essential to national security.”

This was the same team that brought us the Obama-Lugar partnership that established a vast bio-laboratory infrastructure in Georgia while Obama was still just another Soros-controlled Senator with Presidential ambitions.

Work on some of the deadliest toxins in the world has been conducted within the US run biolabs which include work on botulinum, ricin, staphylococcal, anthrax, plague and more. In 2015 the US military was caught illegally shipping samples of live anthrax via FedEx to the US laboratory at the Oran Air base 70 km south of Seoul resulting in civilian protests across the nation although no evidence of any change in policy by the Americans.

Japan’s sordid past is again brought back into the story, as Finian Cunningham’s recent Strategic Culture Foundation study on the origins of US bioweapons complex zeroed in on the Military Industrial Complex’s absorption of the genocidal “Unit 731” under the control of Shiro Ishii. Cunningham wrote:

“Ishii’s Unit 731 is estimated to have caused up to 500,000 deaths during the war from the use of biological warfare by dropping pathogens from airplanes on Chinese cities in Hunan and Zhejiang provinces. The unit also carried out diabolic forced experiments on Chinese and Russian prisoners of war to study the epidemiology of diseases and vaccines. Inmates were infected with pathogens and subjected to horrible agonizing deaths… Shiro Ishii and his criminal network were never brought to trial following the war despite earnest Soviet requests. Instead, the Americans who occupied mainland Japan granted him and his team of doctors immunity from prosecution in exchange for exclusive access to the biological and chemical warfare experiments. The Pentagon assigned its experts from Fort Detrick, Maryland, to tap the Japanese trove of data.”

This list would not be complete without the last consideration…


DJ, Again the alternative for confrontation is diplomacy...Looking back at western foreign policy since 1990-end of Soviet Union, "the wall" etc. diplomacy would have resulted in a much more harmonic western led globe...Instead confrontation-breaking up Yugoslavia, involvement in all kinds of "protests", "revolution/coups" and sabotage now is resulting in that same west getting isolated and marginalized...wrong choices bring wrong results...








Austin, US def sec spoke with Shoigu calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. First time Austin had spoken with Shoigu since 18th Feb, six days before war started. US initiative for this call. Suggests and supports evidence Russia has made decisive moves recently.

DJ Good there has been contacts between the US and Russia on this level. The west may be moving into an economic crisis worse then that of 1929....Since both the US$ and Euro/€ are (most) "fiat-currencies" the economic war can result in both the $ and € ending up at 10% or even less of their present "buying power"; hyperinflation. 

Before starting a conflict it is wise to know the positions of all participants. The west failed to get a realistic view and now may face the costs...The value of both dollar and Euro may be in Asian hands...

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DJ;

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/if-ukraine-is-winning-why-is-the-us-requesting-a-ceasefire.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/if-ukraine-is-winning-why-is-the-us-requesting-a-ceasefire.html ; There have been Ukraine claims of stopping (pro)Russian forces crossing a river in the Donbas. However the pictures meant as proof may show armoured cars no longer in use with the Russian army (but the separatists may still use them ?) being destroyed-Ukraine ones with a "Z" painted on them ? (Sometimes the "Z" is not damaged even when a wreck is burned out...). Also indications pro-Russian forces are now west of that river...indicating either they were not stopped at all or did cross the river on another location...

DJ-Also NL news reporting a "victory" near Charkov; most likely (pro)Russian forces simply pulled back....Ukraine head of intel claims in august Ukraine would be able to "turn the tide"; Ukraine would have beaten Russia before the end of the year...

Meanwhile separatists did publish a picture of their first catched US howitzer...DJ-The picture I get is of massive losses for the Ukraine army. Reservists-often without both training and command-simply have no chance. So lots of western weapons-even the more heavy ones-may reach the frontlines only ending up in (pro)Russian hands...

[url]https://southfront.org/trust-issues-us-removed-digital-fire-control-systems-from-m777-howitzers-supplied-to-kiev-forces/[/url] or https://southfront.org/trust-issues-us-removed-digital-fire-control-systems-from-m777-howitzers-supplied-to-kiev-forces/

The US may have removed all digital fire control systems from the M777 supplied to Kiev forces out of fear that they will end up being captured, or even sold to the Russian military.

Many recent reports in the mainstream media raised the alarm about the fate of the weapons the West is pumping into Ukraine. While small weapons, like man-portable anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, could end up in the European black market, more advanced heaver weapons could end up in the hands of Russia.

Despite all warnings, the West continues to ship loads of weapons to Kiev forces on the hope of thwarting the Russian special military operation in Ukraine.

DJ, There have been several contacts between "the west" and Russia. The US-Russia minister of defense contact -started by the us calling for a ceasefire- may indicate Ukraine is simply not going the way the west hoped it would be. A pause only would end up more weapons/men send to frontlines, for that matter a ceasefire is not in the interest of Russia. 

Scholtz-Germany-called Putin has been linked to the west still willing to buy Russia energy. Germany now get its Russian gas via Northstream-1. Russia stopped gas transport via Ukraine to (a.o.) Poland. My impression is "payment in Rubles" as a rule for new contracts for now may be a "point of discussion". This may also be the main point on Finland no longer getting Russian electricity.  

Since the west made the choice to privatize "power" however by now over 30 companies may have agreed to buying oil, gas from Russia in Rubles...

-Sweden, Finland joining NATO only can happen if all 30 present NATO members agree. The suggestion is that Turkey is using the Kurds as a tool for getting US F-35's. However-Turkey did see war east of it in Iraq, the south of it in Syria, now north of it in Ukraine...DJ-I think the Turks may be fed up with all the wars in their region-limiting their economy. The EU closed its doors for them (DJ-And I think for not very good reasons; religion should not be a reason for exclusion). 

Also other countries may not be willing to "open the doors for Finland and Sweden" now...(I hoped NL would be willing to kick that can down the road...but no-our neo-liberal government thinks further provocation of Russia; by Finland breaking neutrality promisses/guarantees made to Russia after 1945, is "wisdom"). 

The SE of the EU may NOT agree on any oil-boycot of Russia...Since there is no replacement. 

-[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/turkey-looks-kazakhstan-form-new-trade-route-bypass-russia[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/turkey-looks-kazakhstan-form-new-trade-route-bypass-russia DJ One goal of TIP Turkey-Iran-Pakistan cooperation was a landbridge between China and the EU. The US recent coup in Pakistan may block that link. Half choices by the west on Iran also makes TIP more regional (could be of use for Chinese investments (a.o. in mining, oil) in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria...

However Kazakhstan did stay neutral in the Russian-US proxy war. In the east it has links with China-in the west (via Azerbaijan) with Turkey...

-[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-05-14/coming-proxy-war-china[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-05-14/coming-proxy-war-china DJ-The US goal is "staying #1" . So Ukraine/Russia is closing one China-EU route, the Pakistan coup may replace Iran sanctions as stopping another EU-China route...A third route has Turkey-Kazahkstan...The recent US coups there (in both countries). failed...

DJ-The US was willing to supply Taiwan with more US weapons-however a lot of those weapons now go to Ukraine. Both China and Russia may increase "pressure" on Taiwan. Both in population and as a country Taiwan is much smaller then Ukraine. IF the west would go on "all out sanctions" against China then the PRC may have no further "incentives" NOT to invade/take over Taiwan...It may be even get pushed in that direction...US promisses of "support" (again) will be empty. (There is no way a "global NATO" could mean much if Russian and Chinese forces control the sea and sky around Taiwan. Nuclear war could be a next option...). 

-[url]https://southfront.org/indian-civilizationalism-a-potential-next-flashpoint/[/url] or https://southfront.org/indian-civilizationalism-a-potential-next-flashpoint/ Modi-India dreams of a "Hindu world" from Afghanistan to Myanmar...Turkey is dreaming of a Turkish world -in a nostalgia for the Ottoman/East Roman Empire like days.....One could claim also religious groups have a sort of "expansionism"...Russia invading Ukraine to "save Russians" as part of a "Russian empire". 

However both the US and most European countries once controlled much more countries in colonial days-a "global NATO" would fit such a plan. And once one "dream"collides with another you end up in conflict...

DJ-The present CoViD-pandemic (global cases now +0,7%; yet another global wave starting) may be behind the increase of wars. Also climate change speeding up, racism/hate crimes in many countries (I do not know how many homosexuals, women get killed per hour on a global scale but it is to many...) is a big problem....

Humanity is in a crisis...

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DJ,

Among others; [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQcodEBsPGo[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQcodEBsPGo  Alex Christoforou-from Cyprus : EU gas price caps. Lavrov says west started "hybrid war." Weapons hit blackmarket. Update 2 Topic 542 If Ukraine Is Winning Why Is The U.S. Requesting A Ceasefire? https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05...

DJ; Russia will not give up a major part of Ukraine. De-dollarization main part of strategy. DJ-I think "the west" loves to ignore that point-it is basiccally NATO, Japan against Russia....Australia in name does join but they compete with Russia-very limited trade. 

The economic war is already much wider then NATO against Russia. It is fiat-currencies against gold/energy backed currencies...

DJ-Lots of discussion on western weapons. If they are that bad how can it be that the black market has so much interest ? Scott Ritter seems to claim western weapons DO matter...Ukraine seems to be able to increase defenses...

From [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/if-ukraine-is-winning-why-is-the-us-requesting-a-ceasefire.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/if-ukraine-is-winning-why-is-the-us-requesting-a-ceasefire.html ;

There are recently a number of other issues that also go in favor of Russia:

  • The economic outlook for Russia is good. It will have a record wheat harvest. Its internal measures to compensate for the results of sanctions are working. Counter sanctions Russia has now initiated against its enemies are starting to become effective.
  • Hungary has blocked European sanctions against Russian oil.
  • Turkey is slowing down if not prohibiting the entry of Kurd friendly Sweden and Norway into NATO.
  • The U.S. weapon deliveries to Ukraine will stop on May 19 unless Congress passes authority for new ones.
  • Senator Rand Paul has held up the required bill with the quite reasonable demand to have a inspector general scrutinize where the $40 billion 'for Ukraine' will be going. The Democrats will certainly dislike that.
  • U.S. gasoline prices have hit a record high.
  • European natural gas prices have also jumped after the Ukraine blocked the flow from Russia through one of the pipelines and while the flow through the Yamal pipeline in Poland has been stopped due to Russian counter sanctions.
  • Le Monde has verified and published a video that shows a Ukrainian 'volunteer battalion', led by a known criminal, torturing Russian prisoners of war.
  • Russia has published new material about the U.S. military biological 'research' in Ukraine. Other countries will also have questions about these activities.


DJ A major other development ; 

UkraineNews

@Ukraine66251776
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Unconfirmed : SURRENDERED: in #Azovstal US General Eric Olson British Lieutenant Colonel John Bailey and 4 #NATO military instructors. There is news of Canadian French Turkish officers still hiding inside tunnels #SnakeIsland #Mariupol #Donbass #Ukraine @WIONews #Kiev @foxnews


and [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/reports-u-s-admiral-surrenders-to-russia-in-mariupol-ukraine[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/reports-u-s-admiral-surrenders-to-russia-in-mariupol-ukraine ;

Along with U.S. Admiral Olson (Ret'd), British Lieutenant Colonel John Bailey and 4 NATO military instructors also allegedly surrendered to Russia.

There is also news of Canadian, French, and Turkish military officers still hiding inside tunnels beneath the Azovstal Steel Mill in Mariupol.

What these men were allegedly doing there and who sent them there, is not yet known.

If confirmed by the Pentagon, the massive question this raises is why are U.S. military officers, and the military officers from other NATO countries, inside Ukraine at all, and who authorized them to participate in waging undeclared war upon Russia?

(Hal Turner Remark: I have reached out to the Pentagon Public Affairs Duty Officer via the off-hours/Weekend media contact telephone number, seeking Pentagon comment.   The Duty Officer I spoke with requested I send them details via email, which has been done.

If a reply comment is received from the Pentagon Press Office, it will be added to this story.)

 

UPDATE 7:02 PM EDT --

There is a dispute as to WHERE this photo was taken.   There is a claim it was taken in Luhansk, and not in Mariupol.  There is also a dispute as to WHEN the photo was taken, with claims that it was taken on April 14.

The "where" and "when" arguments do not take issue with WHO is allegedly shown in the photo.

 

RELATED: Reports Seven (7) Other Americans KILLED in Ukraine

Seven (7) Americans were killed in Rubizhnoye, who participated in the battles on the side of Kyiv, according to Alaudinov, an assistant to the head of Chechnya,.

He showed a document of one of them with the name Joseph Ward Clark from Washington state.

DJ, Earlier there was a claim of a high rank Canadian military (retired) taken POW and to Moscow. May have been running a bio-lab. 

Mariupol local: When Azov understood that they would  not be able to keep the city, they started  methodical shelling- to destroy it. His house and the city were shelled by Ukrainians from the former fish preserves factory & AzovStal (pointing) with mortar fire.

DJ, The west was open about some parts of Ukraine forces were "not very acceptable" untill a few months ago...

[url]https://www.dw.com/en/germany-scholzs-party-defeated-in-bellwether-north-rhine-westphalia-election/a-61803497[/url] or https://www.dw.com/en/germany-scholzs-party-defeated-in-bellwether-north-rhine-westphalia-election/a-61803497 ; In a blow to Chancellor Olaf Scholz's SPD party, voters backed the conservatives, CDU, in an election Germany's most populous state. The Greens meanwhile more than doubled the number of votes they received.

DJ, also trade unions may drop the SDP so Scholz government is facing a crisis. A lot of German economy is based on family-bussiness-they usuallly support the Christian Democrats. Larger companies have a link with the "liberals" FDP-but so far that party has been limited. In this election the "workers" shifted from the SDP to the Green Party. 

Germany is the main factor in Europe/EU. France is #2. Both countries in my view will not keep backing the US/UK hard line for that much longer....The economic price is getting to high. 

Finland plans to join NATO could see electricity, gas from Russia being cut of. (However it is companies not countries deciding on that. A lot of the bigger companies are international and may be willing to pay for Russian energy in Rubles. Russia however is shifting away from the west-enough "friendly buyers"...

DJ-In my opinion the west made two major errors;

-1 Russia does NOT accept NATO moving east-and is willing to fight for that. 

-2 Russia is not isolated at all-sanctionswar is not working but doing much more harm to the west.

DJ; There seems to be more contacts between Russia and the US, France, Germany...I think all are interested in a "way out" without losing face. If both Russia and the "west" are not able to make some kind of agreement-and Russia does no longer trust the west-further escalation may be around the corner. 

The "weak spot" for the west is in their "global economy/fiat currency". To build more weapons they need materials from around the globe...want to pay for that in $ or €....But after Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria-wars the west was unable to win-a lot of countries may think twice...

A "global NATO" is seen as neo-colonialism...The "petro-dollar" was not the choice of most countries but enforced by the west...

For that matter the risks for nuclear war are still major. North Korea now in a corona-crisis with nuclear weapons, Israel facing Iran restoring relations in the Middle East also increase risks. 

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DJ

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4SlSILtlpc[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4SlSILtlpc ;SATURDAY MORNING LIVE WITH SCOTT RITTER AND RAY MCGOVERN.

Maybe main point; If Russian goal is to demilitarize Ukraine they may be finding themselves NOT getting that. They may be able to get the east and south of Ukraine-but have to take over all of Ukraine to end the war. "The west" is sending that much weapons-Ukraine still has enough people to fight, it can become a long war...

DJ-The west is also financing the Ukraine...So-YES-Russia may take over some parts-the proxy war goes on.

Some other points; 

-Scott Ritter claims the goal is to put medium range (nuclear) weapons from Finland to (the remainder of) Ukraine; US nuclear dominance. The US also wants to dominate China. 

-China would like to avoid war with/on Taiwan, Finland possibly joining NATO may increase risks for Russia ([url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Petersburg[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Petersburg is not that far from the Finland borders. The urban area has more inhabitants then all of Finland).

-US nuclear weapons more and more are the only meaningfull "military usefull tool"; NATO not ready for a major conventional war. 

DJ-Both "blocks" East versus West are not willing/able to give up. For that matter the economic war is important. However if one "block" gets cornered there is still risk of nuclear war....

Only way out has to be in talks and realization that nuclear all-out war is the end...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-ukraine-azov-brigade-nazis-agree-to-surrender[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-ukraine-azov-brigade-nazis-agree-to-surrender 

-Russia freeing troops for other fights

-Very likely we will learn more on NATO involvement/biolabs etc

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/reuters-mocked-ukraine-war-photo-showing-troops-fighting-withpaintball-guns[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/reuters-mocked-ukraine-war-photo-showing-troops-fighting-withpaintball-gunsThe photo and tweet stayed live for hours throughout the morning, even as social media users expressed in hundreds of comments (and counting) that this demonstrates why it it remains hard to trust mainstream media reporting on complex foreign conflicts, especially Ukraine.

DJ, MSM copying press releases from governments often without much thinking. Most likely cost-related but also critical questions may close doors. 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/biden-orders-us-troops-back-war-torn-somalia-reversing-trump-withdrawal[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/biden-orders-us-troops-back-war-torn-somalia-reversing-trump-withdrawal fighting terrorists sponsored by US allies-so far-in the Arab world...Providing an excuse for US military presence in Africa-where Russian/Chinese influence is growing...

DJ-The present global crisis is no longer ideological; both the US and Russia have a "moderate right wing government", both have major interests in fossil fuels, religious influence...(for that matter Iran could be in the list as well). Europe-at least parts of it-have much less religious influence. China has a form of "state controlled capitalism"...

What is missing is the wider perspective; the urgent need to cooperate on fast worsening global problems...

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Good discussion/info at [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_SyY0tGiUg[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_SyY0tGiUg

SCOTT RITTER ON TURKEY, NATO, AZOVSTAL, THE ARCTIC COUNCIL, POLAND, UKRAINE AND, FUTURE OF THE USA!

DJ, The nordic/arctic route is getting more and more important. Some of the northern oil/gas exploration in Russia only has sea/airlinks. Main export shifting towards China/Asia.

(Chances for a BOE-Blue Ocean Event-not much ice left in the Arctic is increasing. Making the Arctic Ocean a link between the Atlantic and Pacific. Of course climate wise it will be very bad...).

Alexander Mercouris more or less hinting at increase of contacts between "the west" and Russia. 

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/how-europe-was-pushed-towards-economic-suicide.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/how-europe-was-pushed-towards-economic-suicide.html

In the words of one serious observer:

Today, we see that for purely political reasons, driven by their own ambitions, and under pressure from their US overlord, the European countries are imposing more sanctions on the oil and gas markets which will lead to more inflation. Instead of admitting their mistakes, they are looking for a guilty party elsewhere.
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One gets the impression that Western politicians and economists simply forget basic economic laws or just choose to ignore them.

DJ-Some nuances; [url]https://www.dw.com/en/4-eu-countries-pledge-tenfold-rise-in-north-sea-wind-power/a-61840526[/url] or https://www.dw.com/en/4-eu-countries-pledge-tenfold-rise-in-north-sea-wind-power/a-61840526 ;Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark plan to build 150 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity in the North Sea to help achieve the EU's climate goals and, eventually, break away from Russian energy.

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This capacity would be enough to power 230 million European homes. The ambition is also to use the green power to make hydrogen and green fuels for heavy industries and transportation that cannot easily be directly electrified, Danish Business Minister Simon Kollerup said.

According to Denmark's Climate and Energy Minister Dan Jorgensen, the cost of installing 150 gigawatts of offshore wind power would amount to hundreds of billions of dollars and would be financed mainly by private investors with small state subsidies.

The European Commission targets 300 gigawatts of wind at sea by 2050, up from the roughly 16 gigawatts currently installed.

and [url]https://www.dw.com/en/eu-unveils-300-billion-plan-to-reduce-its-energy-dependency-on-russia/a-61838801[/url] or https://www.dw.com/en/eu-unveils-300-billion-plan-to-reduce-its-energy-dependency-on-russia/a-61838801 ; To reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels, Brussels is offering a three-pronged plan including a shift to importing more non-Russian gas, faster adoption of renewable energy, and greater energy-saving efforts.

DJ Renewable energy is the future, fossil fuels are "old"...[url]https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202205/1265960.shtml[/url] or https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202205/1265960.shtml ;

Pollution caused some 9 million people to die prematurely in 2019, according to a new global report published Wednesday, with experts raising alarm over increasing deaths from breathing outside air and the "horrifying" toll of lead poisoning.

Human-created waste in the air, water and soil rarely kills people immediately, but causes instead heart disease, cancer, respiratory problems, diarrhea and other serious illnesses.  

The Lancet Commission on pollution and health said the impact from pollution on global health remains "much greater than that of war, terrorism, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, drugs and alcohol."

Pollution is an "existential threat to human health and planetary health, and jeopardizes the sustainability of modern societies," it added.

In general, the review found, air pollution - accounting for a total of 6.7 million deaths globally in 2019 - was "entwined" with climate change because the main source of both problems is burning fossil fuels and biofuels.  

DJ; Agriculture/farming has to change -high speed- as well to a.o. decrease pandemic risks. 

I only can welcome Europe getting less dependent on "foreign energysources". Dependency was the basis for conflicts. [url]https://www.ipkw.nl/nieuws/make-hydrogen-not-war/[/url] or https://www.ipkw.nl/nieuws/make-hydrogen-not-war/ ! Export of that kind of new technologies may start further a "green economy". 

[url]http://thesaker.is/death-by-a-thousand-cuts-where-is-the-wests-ukraine-strategy/[/url] or http://thesaker.is/death-by-a-thousand-cuts-where-is-the-wests-ukraine-strategy/ 

DJ-Further enlargement of NATO-at the present price-in my opinion is "unwise". It is limiting NATO members-because of the resulting conflicts. Military spending has to decrease...we need to decrease risks for conflict. Access to water, energy etc for all, fair global trade, may result in a better future. 

Diplomacy, cutting a major conflict into many smaller-but solvable-"points" may be the way out....Europe -in my opinion- has to stress the importance of diplomacy, even if that would result in "more distance" from the US. 

Maybe on Finland, Sweden possibly joining NATO; It would be conditional; both countries would NOT allow nuclear weapons or foreign military bases on their soil. End of june at a NATO meeting further steps will be made...a lot will happen before that. 

Turkey is the most clear opponent of Sweden, Finland-both sanctioning Turkey for its interventions against Kurds in Syria and Iraq. No doubt several countries are offering "deals" to Erdogan. Russia may offer lower prices for energy and grain, maybe even more weapons, nuclear energy, if Turkey is able to keep Sweden and Finland out of NATO. The US may offer F35-fighters...

The EU may offer "another look" at Turkey joining the EU....Carrot and stick; IF Turkey blocks Sweden and Finland; could Turkey be excluded ? (From some NATO/EU deals). 

DJ-The EU does need an end to the war in Ukraine...The sooner the better ! For that matter US/UK (UK would love to believe the US still is somewhat under UK control...) are in a different position. Sweden has a major military industry...with Sweden in NATO the outcome of increased military spending may see more European weapons...

The US goal may have been to stop EurAsian integration. One result could be the EU going for highspeed innovations...buying LESS US energy and weapons then the US was hoping/planning...(US products-because of US corruption- are expensive...That expensive other alternatives often have better value...).

Maybe even worse for some US neo-cons; The EU may distance itself from Russia (does not need its export that much any longer) but increase trade with the rest of Asia...

The US next step is creating a crisis with China...From the MoA;

As Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, wrote in early February, before Russia's intervention in Ukraine:

America no longer has the monetary power and seemingly chronic trade and balance-of-payments surplus that enabled it to draw up the world’s trade and investment rules in 1944-45. The threat to U.S. dominance is that China, Russia and Mackinder’s Eurasian World Island heartland are offering better trade and investment opportunities than are available from the United States with its increasingly desperate demand for sacrifices from its NATO and other allies.

The most glaring example is the U.S. drive to block Germany from authorizing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to obtain Russian gas for the coming cold weather. Angela Merkel agreed with Donald Trump to spend $1 billion building a new LNG port to become more dependent on highly priced U.S. LNG. (The plan was cancelled after the U.S. and German elections changed both leaders.) But Germany has no other way of heating many of its houses and office buildings (or supplying its fertilizer companies) than with Russian gas.

The only way left for U.S. diplomats to block European purchases is to goad Russia into a military response and then claim that avenging this response outweighs any purely national economic interest. As hawkish Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, explained in a State Department press briefing on January 27: “If Russia invades Ukraine one way or another Nord Stream 2 will not move forward.” The problem is to create a suitably offensive incident and depict Russia as the aggressor.

In mid February OSCE observer noted that the artillery bombardment of Donbas by the Ukrainians increased from a handful to over 2,000 explosions per day. Russia reacted to these attack preparations by recognizing the Donbas republics, signing defense agreements with them and by finally coming to their help.

DJ, Europe joined the US on Iran, Ukraine/Russia...but it would become selfdestructive if the EU followed the US on the rest of Asia...

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Nuclear War.  Really??


The Biden's/Obama's used Ukraine as a money laundering scheme. Essentially they funnel money into things like aid programs run by NGO's who do essentially jack $hit and push money to crony's, among other shenanigan's. 

Only 10% of the aid package will make it to people on the ground. The other $36 billy will line the pockets of slimy merchants...

This is their ((shtik)) 


Regarding Nuclear war.. Its not really a thing at the moment. The USA has the upper hand by a considerable margin. China crashed their economy into turdsville. Why would they fling bombs when she's panning out for their bank balances. 

They are deliberately crashing economies. Glorious times for the merchants. 

Putin is smart but he has no clout. He played a pretty smart move invading Ukraine. His goal was to create a land bridge to his ports in Sevastopol. Brilliant tactics job done. No sooking by any woke gumbos gonna fix that $#it. 

Putin also seems to have rode out the attempt by the west to crash their economy. Again a brilliant move where Putin backed the currency with gold and then forced everyone to ditch the USD and trade in Rubles. 


No Nukes, Just shenanigan's.


"May you live in interesting times"  yep its epic.


PS Covid was a powerpuff...


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cobber; 

In a very long-but interesting-video [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_SyY0tGiUg[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_SyY0tGiUg Scott Ritter paints western armies-including the US one-as not capable of a long conventional conflict (certainly on more then one front). 

I see NATO as a US-weapon promotion team; what counts is profits...not if weapons have "the best use" in a conflict. Via shares, NGO's etc a lot of "western aid" for Ukraine indeed will end up in western pockets...making a criminal political elite even more rich. (Bush jr was correct when he mentioned a failed political system ending up with war in Iraq...."correction Ukraine"...the west seems to be blind.).

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylPpSWv-_Po[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylPpSWv-_Po Alexander Mercouris; Russia Says Luhansk Region Under its Full Control Soon, US Considers Supplies of Anti-Ship Missiles to Ukraine News Topic 502 presents a picture of Ukraine military command close to breaking point with zelensky and his "western advisors". The brutal reality is Ukraine is getting 600-1.200 military per day being blown to pieces by Russian artillery. The strategy of not giving up positions makes those soldiers die or surrender...getting surrounded by (pro)Russian fighters. [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/ukraine-sitrep-russians-break-through-us-bolsterism.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/ukraine-sitrep-russians-break-through-us-bolsterism.html and [url]https://southfront.org/[/url] or https://southfront.org/ more or less give the same picture. 

YES-some western weapons get to the frontlines-most do not. A lot of it ends up in storage due to lack of transport. Also Russian missile strikes see a lot of it being destroyed. 








The more weapons you pour into this war, the further the mission will creep. You'd have to be blind not to see it at this point. It's a bottomless money pit geared not toward stopping an invasion but toppling Moscow and securing US unipolar domination.

DJ; Scott Ritter may have a point in that the west never has been this dis-united...Poland (with Baltic states ?) thinking of "moving into West Ukraine" for nationalistic reasons. Such an action could pull Poland into the war without NATO protection-because Poland intervened...

AM mentioning/asking why Turkey/Erdogan NOT was asked on his ideas of Sweden, Finland (both sanctioning Turkey) joining NATO...

DJ-Does the EU have alternatives for Russian energy ? Basic answer-not yet...So now buying extra Russian energy-to boycott later-is boosting the Russian economy while the west is facing inflation...Some "sea countries" going for "thousends of windturbines" in the Northsea...Solar power is increasing in the EU, but France nuclear power plants has 50% in maintanance...

The west does not have a "war-economy". It needs global trade. Asia is in a much different position. 

DJ-Ukraine is close to collapse. Sending in western military to the frontlines will widen the war...with no good perspectives. Most of the Russian munitions used are quite simple-will be more then replaced-Russia is NOT out of means to fight a longer war...May stop all energy export to the west if there is a western escalation...

Saving the US "global monopoly" by starting a war in Asia-against China-only will weaken the west more...So two options left;

-start talking; looks like there is an increase of (indirect) contacts between the west and Russia

-or nuclear war...no one will win that. US submarines showing up north of Russia-in the Arctic Ocean, or US Navy getting close to China, may cause "mistakes"...

Israel, North Korea, bojo/UK, India-Pakistan(-China) conflict only increasing the risks....

CoViD in North Korea makes matters worse...


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Russia is good at land mobility and intercontinental bm's. They have very little in the way of offensive weaponry in comparison to the US. 

Russia and the US have been having these land disputes for a long time. Ukraine is just more of the same old BS. Essentially no nukes. Just skirmishes 

The US manages its power by utilizing a hegemon structure in remote locals. They leverage NATO and other bodies. There diplomacy is very strong and they leverage their allies to effect total control.

Watch China. If they push more into the south China sea and push Japan and Korea that's when fire works might start.

Taiwan is under threat now. Watch this space...

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From [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bulletin-polish-troops-have-entered-ukraine-war[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bulletin-polish-troops-have-entered-ukraine-war ;

Staggering reports are coming in claiming two (2) battalions of Polish Army troops have entered Ukraine covertly.   Overnight, 2 battalions of Polish infantry moved out from Kyiv the day before and have already reached Pavlograd. 

Two or more companies make up a battalion, which has 400 to 1,200 troops and is commanded by a lieutenant colonel. The battalion is the smallest unit to have a staff of officers (in charge of personnel, operations, intelligence, and logistics) to assist the commander.

Each battalion inside Ukraine is said to have 4 Rapira anti-tank guns, armored personnel carriers, and American armored personnel carriers.

Currently, the Polish infantry is being prepared for the transfer to the Avdeevsky front.

Whether we are talking about regular troops or mercenaries, it is difficult to say now.   Some reports are claiming the Poles are Mercenaries, who were waiting for the US $40 Billion in Ukrainian "aid" to be approved before moving into action.  That was approved formally late this past week.

MORE:

Additional reports are openly saying The British SAS has been inside Ukraine carrying out special commando ops against the Russians  as well.

WORSE, the reports now admit the US is on the ground inside eastern Ukraine doing targeting mapping and other things.

 

UPDATE 10:27 AM EDT --

U.S. SENATOR TELLS NATO "PREPARE FOR RUSSIAN NUCLEAR ACTION"

The US and its NATO allies should prepare a “devastating” response to potential Russian nuclear action, Sen. Mitt Romney said on Saturday.

The call to action comes on the heels of threats from the Kremlin and warnings from Russian diplomats that the country’s Ukraine invasion could lead to a nuclear strike, the Utah Republican wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times.

“Russia’s use of a nuclear weapon would unarguably be a redefining, reorienting geopolitical event,” Romney, 75, wrote.

“We should imagine the unimaginable, specifically how we would respond militarily and economically to such a seismic shift in the global geopolitical terrain.”

The former presidential candidate presented several options available to western allies in addition to a nuclear response if a “cornered and delusional” Russian President Vladimir Putin deployed a nuclear weapon.

(HT REMARK: Romney is in "The Club" if he is making this warning there is definitely something behind it.  His now-public remarks are a signal - at least to me - they already KNOW what's coming.  I think guys like Romney are going to get a slew of us KILLED.   The voters of Utah would do well to get their Senator back under control before he causes a whole bunch of us to get nuked.)

DJ US would be sending anti-ship missiles, anti-air-artillery (A3) etc...Special Forces of US, UK, Poland have been in Ukraine most of the time...

[url]https://southfront.org/advanced-anti-drone-gun-spotted-with-russian-troops-in-ukraine/[/url] or https://southfront.org/advanced-anti-drone-gun-spotted-with-russian-troops-in-ukraine/

DJ [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/political/china-launches-military-exercises-south-china-sea-biden-arrives-asia[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/political/china-launches-military-exercises-south-china-sea-biden-arrives-asia

The US war against Russia, China is escalating...support for that war is decreasing in a lot of countries. A.o. Italy asking for "compromise/peace"....Economic costs are going up...

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That's so interesting. There was talk last week of a leaked document that stated that Polish troops would invade Ukraine on May 22nd, and it's happened!

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[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hug8Si0NRz8[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hug8Si0NRz8 Alex Christoforou ; 'Destroy' Russia navy & feed the world. Shoigu warns Finland-NATO. Trudeau's CBC expelled. Update 2 Topic 550

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqve5DC4Hfo[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqve5DC4Hfo Ukraine NATO fiction. Russia naval blockade fiction. WEF-DAVOS is back, with star speaker. Update 1 Topic 551

DJ-and following AC video's...western propaganda will claim "Russia is starving the world" by "blocking the Black Sea"...when it is Ukraine stopping ships from leaving port, putting mines in the Black Sea. Russia (and India) did have record harvests-so India may be able to even export some of it (when flooding in BanglaDesh/Assam-India area does not create to much problems...). Russia is willing to sell grain to "friendly nations" for Rubles...basiccally...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8UKTPZhoIs[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8UKTPZhoIs Gonzalo Lira (GL); Poland slides it in...

DJ GL also mentioning two "Polish bataljons" moving to Donbas. I think it may be the "international-US led-brigade that has been training in Poland. With the "best of weapons" and best US/UK intel...most of them will be Polish. GL also mentions the Polish government more or less almost making the claim Poland and Ukraine are "one country"....

Alexander Mercouris, Scott Ritter did make the point that "when a NATO member moves it forces into another country" article 5 does not offer any protection. Even if Russia would move into Poland-not very likely-NATO members have to react "in a fitting manner"....

GL sees three options for the "Polish forces"; 1 Russia ignores it, 2 full strike, 3 Russia declares war on Poland...DJ-My idea is that Russia will destroy the Polish forces once they get near Donbas...using lots of transportcapacity getting there...

In the Donbas Russia keeps pushing Ukraine forces....

[url]https://www.debka.com/russia-strikes-us-missile-shipment-for-ukraine-blocks-worlds-grain-supply/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/russia-strikes-us-missile-shipment-for-ukraine-blocks-worlds-grain-supply/ DJ-The US is the largest agriculture exporter, then NL...

-[url]https://southfront.org/iranian-quds-force-officer-assassinated-in-tehran-was-planning-attacks-against-israel-reports/[/url] or https://southfront.org/iranian-quds-force-officer-assassinated-in-tehran-was-planning-attacks-against-israel-reports/ ;

Iranian Quds Force Colonel Hassan Sayad Khodayari who was assassinated on May 22 had planned kidnappings and other attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets worldwide, according to reports in the Israeli media.

The Quds Force is one of five branches of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) specializing in unconventional warfare and military intelligence operations. The force is mainly active against Israeli and the US.

DJ Another escalation in the US/Israel war on Iran...

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Mitt Romney what a blowhard...

Hear him say....   "NATO is going to beat the $hit out of you Putin. Blah Blah."

What a friggen idiot. 

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Question: Does anyone in America take Mitt seriously?


From Australia he looks like the biggest tool

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DJ-I find it impossible to follow that much events to the depth I did so far-and write on it on a daily basis. 

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7twYFs9vPfM[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7twYFs9vPfM ; Alexander Mercouris ;Russia 'Cuts off" Severodonetsk, Eyes Zaporozhye, As Ukraine Says Plans Counteroffensive News Topic 506

[url]https://thedreizinreport.com/2022/05/25/the-snowball-effect/[/url] or https://thedreizinreport.com/2022/05/25/the-snowball-effect/ 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/world-war-3-stage-being-set-us-go-war-china-and-russia-simultaneously[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/world-war-3-stage-being-set-us-go-war-china-and-russia-simultaneously 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/political/russia-will-strengthen-economic-ties-china-cooperate-beijing-technology-russian-foreign[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/political/russia-will-strengthen-economic-ties-china-cooperate-beijing-technology-russian-foreign 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-nato-vs-russia-what-happens-next[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-nato-vs-russia-what-happens-next 

A quick breakdown of the $40 billion reveals $8.7 billion will go to replenish the US weapons stockpile (thus not going to Ukraine at all); $3.9 billion for USEUCOM (the ‘office’ that dictates military tactics to Kiev); $5 billion for a fuzzy, unspecified “global food supply chain”; $6 billion for actual weapons and “training” to Ukraine; $9 billion in “economic assistance” (which will disappear into selected pockets); and $0.9 billion for refugees.

US risk agencies have downgraded Kiev to the dumpster of non-reimbursing-loan entities, so large American investment funds are ditching Ukraine, leaving the European Union (EU) and its member-states as the country’s only option.

Few of those countries, apart from Russophobic entities such as Poland, can justify to their own populations sending huge sums of direct aid to a failed state. So it will fall to the Brussels-based EU machine to do just enough to maintain Ukraine in an economic coma – independent from any input from member-states and institutions.

These EU ‘loans’ – mostly in the form of weapons shipments – can always be reimbursed by Kiev’s wheat exports. This is already happening on a small scale via the port of Constanta in Romania, where Ukrainian wheat arrives in barges over the Danube and is loaded into dozens of cargo ships everyday. Or, via convoys of trucks rolling with the weapons-for-wheat racket. However, Ukrainian wheat will keep feeding the wealthy west, not impoverished Ukrainians.

(DJ-the latest propaganda; "Putin starving the world"-when Ukraine still is exporting grain, US, Canada are major grain exportes, Russia, India have record harvests-but western countries buy all the food and push up the prices)

 and [url]https://liveuamap.com/[/url] or https://liveuamap.com/ may give a picture of the Ukraine-war.

[url]https://southfront.org/joint-sino-russian-bomber-patrol-amid-escalatory-us-rhetoric-over-taiwan/[/url] or https://southfront.org/joint-sino-russian-bomber-patrol-amid-escalatory-us-rhetoric-over-taiwan/ on East Asia; Chinese military build up there gives Russia more room in the Ukraine war. 

Trainers from Colombia, New Zealand now will provide further military training to Ukraine forces in Poland, Germany (UK, US ???). But the big picture is;

-sanctions war failed

-military support failed

A repeat of "the west" spending billions of (fiat) money on corrupt regimes-like we did see in (South) Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan etc. 

Turkey is using its position in NATO to fight/kill more Kurds in Syria and Iraq. Wants 40 Kurdish refugees extradited from Sweden, Finland and is not in a hurry at all to accept Sweden, Finland into NATO....Maybe first want to reach some goals against the Kurds with help from Syria, Iraq, Iran...Part of the price of getting Sweden, Finland in NATO may be US out of Syria, Iraq...or at least end of US (and Israel) working with the Kurds...

Even worse; other countries now also may see(k) room for negotiations...Hungary is in a conflict with the EU-with EU sanctions...most likely they need to be dropped before Hungary accepts Finland, Sweden in NATO...Poland wants cheap Norwegian energy replacing Russian energy....

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJcByHRQl24[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJcByHRQl24 as a reminder; how the Soviet Union did beat the (pro) German forces in World War Two....A lot of the Russian strategies then are used now....In Russia, China (a.o.) they see history repeated...

Confrontation to "keep the US ($) #1" was wrong from day 1 ! Diplomacy would have worked much better-but for diplomacy respect is needed-not "exceptionalism" !

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DJ, 

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/as-things-fall-apart-biden-may-want-to-escalate.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/as-things-fall-apart-biden-may-want-to-escalate.html and [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-prepares-approve-long-range-rockets-ukraine-russia-warns-over-red-line[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-prepares-approve-long-range-rockets-ukraine-russia-warns-over-red-line 

With the Ukraine army at breaking point the only way some western countries (US,UK, Poland are the main hardliners) can continue the "war against Russia" is increasing their own role in the war. 

I did not read further news on the two "Polish" battaljons (maybe the trained US-led "international brigade"??) that did move into Ukraine. Most likely they may be stuck somewhere in eastern Ukraine. Trying to fight Russian artillery and tanks with machineguns...So far a lot of anti-tank weapons simply did not make much difference. 

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/ukraine-army-collapsing-zelensky-now-saying-must-face-reality[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/ukraine-army-collapsing-zelensky-now-saying-must-face-reality

Meanwhile, it is quickly becoming clear that western military aid into Ukraine, is being stolen and re-routed to be sold in Serbia on the Black Market!!   Upwards of TWO-THIRDS of the ManPad surface-to-air, man-portable anti-aircraft weapons, are now in Serbia for sale.   This includes American STINGER missiles!   

Worse, all manner of other weapons of war are also being offered on the Black market, including mortars, rocket propelled grenades, land mines, and armor-piercing ammunition in such vast quantities, the smugglers can't even find place to store their ill-gotten goods.   It's like a terrorist bazaar; where anyone can go buy any weapons they want!

The Ukrainians are literally STEALING the west-supplied weapons so they can sell them on the black market and put the cash in their own pockets. 

The "west" is ignoring the corruption-as-a-rule in Ukraine. Also zelensky using cocaine and loads of alcohol to keep "acting as if he was the Ukraine president" is what western media just does not want to see...

So..."newer weapons" will have to "make the difference". Most likely those weapons will be further away from the frontlines...To avoid those weapons being stolen, to "do the job", a lot of NATO military will get involved...Maybe an Ukraine finger will push the final button-but we are getting very close to US,UK, Polish (mainly) forces killing (pro) Russian forces in Ukraine...

For what ? Distraction because of a pandemic running out of control, climate collapse ? Political faillure ? Hyperinflation, food&water crises ? 

Both the US and Israel are pushing for war with Iran...US/UK pushing up tensions in east Asia...

Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria already showed how "NATO" was beaten...somehow we accept a repeat of that insanity in Ukraine...resulting in a.o. over 10 million Ukraine refugees...(over 25% of its population...). Weapon producers-most of them in the US- see more profits coming their way...

DJ-Maybe in Germany the "green party" thinks climate goals are in reach if we "fight fossil energy"=Russia...Ending up with more coal....

I fail to understand any reason for this war-other then profits for a few...This war(s) do make the west weaker, not stronger...If the US wants to be #1 diplomacy would have offered much better chances then endless wars....

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I wonder if Zelenski gets his cocaine from clowns like Gonzo "cokehead" Lira? Or maybe from white supremasist and convicted felon Hal Turner? Nah, I think Zelenski is a little smarter than that. Only the most gullible would get their "news" from these laughable sources. Anything new from convicted pedophile Scot Ritter? 

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[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/russia-conquers-severodonetsk-then-grabs-85km-west-to-slovyansk[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/russia-conquers-severodonetsk-then-grabs-85km-west-to-slovyansk DJ-Hal Turner may be missing Slovyansk was also not that far from a frontline...but also no other confirmation yet from other sources-as far as I did see. 

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0QvFGfbbHg[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0QvFGfbbHg Alex Christoforou;Pirate World, Greece & Iran. Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. G7 oligarch shakedown. Update 1 Topic 560

DJ, Like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria the Ukraine-war is making lots of profits for military-complex shareholders...maybe the only reason we keep seeing these kind of wars...US told Greece to "take over" an Iran tanker-so the US could steal the oil (like the US is stealing oil in Syria). So now Iran did take over two Greek tankers...AC mentions Greek tankers still doing most of Russian oil exports...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HllNLXFE3GQ[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HllNLXFE3GQ military view of expected further Russian moves...

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The Polish army has begun deploying its troops along the Ukrainian border to occupy western Ukraine.  Belarus's president has said that if #Poland launches a military operation in #Ukraine#Belarus will launch an offensive in the western part of the country. #UkraineRussiaWar

DJ, Belarus does not want Polish/NATO forces south of its borders-no doubt also pushing for regimechange in Minsk...But why wait for NATO to act foolish any further ? Belarus moving into the north part of Ukraine may be part of step 3 of the (pro) Russian offensive...with pro-Kiev/NATO power structure at breaking point...Gonzalo Lira even claiming top-military being arrested (coup plans ?)....

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/military/army-replenishing-stinger-missiles-687m-deal-raytheons-ukraine-cash-bonanza-continues[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/military/army-replenishing-stinger-missiles-687m-deal-raytheons-ukraine-cash-bonanza-continues war-for-profit part ?

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DJ, 

Maybe best part at the end [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdgqETIii-A[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdgqETIii-A Alexander Mercouris; As Defeat Looms Kiev Places All Its Hopes on Western Weapons, Erdogan Repeats Opposition to Finland, Sweden NATO Bids News Topic 509

One of the comments; Being a US veteran I do appreciate that you state that you’re not a Military Expert, but you have displayed a greater deal of knowledge, facts, and measured comments than all the Military “Experts” that are on these shallow news desks. They talk with a forked tongue.

DJ [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/harpoon-missiles-arrive-in-ukraine[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/harpoon-missiles-arrive-in-ukraine ;The Odessa, Ukraine Regional Military Authority said Sunday "So many Harpoon missiles have been handed over to us, we can sink the entire Russian Black Sea Fleet.

"If a NATO ship or aircraft provided in-flight target updating, that would constitute active participation in the war, and would be an "act of war" against Russia.

More important, HT missing it, there will be staff with the missiles...trained to use them. But NATO (missiles came from Denmark ?) is sinking deeper into this insane war...

AM (also) mentioned Argentina, Saudi Arabia now talking of joining BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa cooperation). Iran linking its currency to the Ruble to limit inflation. 

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation#Membership[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation#Membership The US does not go for diplomacy...even stopped sharing some intel with the UK....While EurAsian integration is gaining speed. DJ-We are on the way to a new global currency system-no longer under any western control. De facto the Chinese, India economies will be the dominant global ones...US putting sanctions on to many countries...The EU divided on sanctions as they are divided on most other points....

From Gonzalo Lira on twitter;

-Zelensky betrayed AZOV-claims; is there (another) fascist coup on its way ? 

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Issue debt, then buy it up because no one else will - the Fed now owns 38% of all 10-30 YR treasuries. This is about as banana republic as it gets.

DJ...Fiat currencies have their limits.....the west became addicted on "easy money"....Ukraine is printing money like crazy...in fact bankrupt...

As far as I did read Poland (and others) will NOT move into Ukraine...most likely it would not be welcomed by Ukraine nationalists...I think they want any foreign fighter under Kiev-command and on the frontlines...More "clever weapons" in need of trained staff will be under "Ukraine command" with a lot of western high rank military "advisors" in that command. 

If Russia did get major western high rank military in Mariupol they may be trying to get as much info out of them as possible...

Giving up this war would be a major crisis for the west....Ukraine army was of "NATO level" but is getting beaten high speed....The US-biden-pushed for this war...western corrupt politics is as good as bankrupt as well....

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[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qQrQCBYQXE[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qQrQCBYQXE Judge Napolitano - Judging Freedom with Scot Ritter on Ukraine;

-only allowed parties are nazi/fascists ones-they see Russians as sub-human (most of Ukraine does NOT support that extremism-want peace).

-US spent already 60 billion on Ukraine since the start of the war

-Stinger/Javelin weapons end up at the black market NOT in Ukraine

-Russia is winning this war, Ukraine has no chance

DJ-I expect ethnic Russian part of (former) Ukraine will seek Russian security...Putin called the break up of the Soviet Union a disaster because Russian in former Soviet States outside Russia lost their pensions, basic rights, sometimes even the right to speak Russian. 

I still find it more then shocking to see how most western media keeps supporting the Kiev-fascist dictatorship-even call that "democracy"....What does that say about western countries ? 

See also [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepan_Bandera[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepan_Bandera

Shortly after the war, Bandera and his family moved several times around West Germany before settling in Munich. He used false identification documents that helped him to conceal his past relationship with the Nazis.[4] Bandera was protected by the Gehlen Organization but he also received help from underground organizations of former Nazis who helped Bandera to cross borders between Allied occupation zones.[4]

According to Stephen Dorril, author of MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, OUN-B was re-formed in 1946 under the sponsorship of MI6. The organization had been receiving some support from MI6 since the 1930s.[54] One faction of Bandera's organization, associated with Mykola Lebed, became more closely associated with the CIA.[55] Bandera himself was the target of an extensive and aggressive search carried out by the Counterintelligence Corps (CIC).[56] It failed, having described their quarry as "extremely dangerous" and "constantly en route, frequently in disguise".[57] Some American intelligence reported that he even was guarded by former SS men.[58] His organization perpetrated many crimes, including hundreds of thousands of murders,[49] counterfeiting, and kidnapping. After the Bavarian state government initiated a crackdown on it, Bandera reached an agreement with the BND, offering them his service, despite CIA warning the West Germans against cooperating with him.[59] Bandera also visited after the war Ukrainian communities in Canada, Austria, Italy, Spain, Belgium, UK and Holland.[4]

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According to Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe "Bandera's worldview was shaped by numerous far-right values and concepts including ultranationalism, fascism, racism, and antisemitism; by fascination with violence; by the belief that only war could establish a Ukrainian state; and by hostility to democracy, communism, and socialism. Like other young Ukrainian nationalists he combined extremism with religion and used religion to sacralize politics and violence."[60]

Per Anders Rudling stated that Bandera and his followers "advocated the selective breeding to create a "pure" Ukrainian race[61] and that "the OUN shared the fascist attributes of antiliberalism, anticonservatism, and anticommunism, an armed party, totalitarianism, anti-Semitism, Führerprinzip, and an adoption of fascist greetings. Its leaders eagerly emphasized to Hitler and Ribbentrop that they shared the Nazi Weltanschauung and a commitment to a fascist New Europe."[62] Timothy Snyder has described him as a fascist.[3]

DJ This bandera is now seen as a national hero in Ukraine by a ruling criminal club...zelensky is more or less their hostage...NATO, western countries cooperate with this "rotten elite"...

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[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01vmBRfp4wQ[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01vmBRfp4wQ  Scott Ritter/Judging Freedom; DJ...

-"Free press" is about selling advertisments...making money

-Policians "liars and players" otherwise they would be out of work...

-Ukraine asking for 1000 pieces of artillery, more then the US Army has in active duty...500 tanks, that is more the France, Germany AND !!! the UK in combination have...

-Ukraine now shelling targets inside Russia - most likely with WESTERN weapons....

-Ukraine using a.o. French artillery to kill citizens in Donbas...

-CIA knows what is going on, politics does not want to hear it....

-Lots of non-western countries know what is going on; India calling NATO provocative...Mexico blaming the US for the present crisis...

Will war with Iran, China be next ? With what weapons ? Or will "our leaders" start yet another war without any weapons left ? For what ? An illusion of "western dominance"? 

DJ-We URGENTLY !!! need leaders that put western (public) interests at #1...not shareholders making money out of wars, climate disasters, pandemics...Neo-liberalism is killing millions ! 

Damage control is all that is left...but present "leaders" keep pushing for even more damage...(because their elite sponsors are making money out of the many crises ???) This is NOT democracy but democrazy !

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZRJiKlHoms[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZRJiKlHoms update on Ukraine frontlines;

DJ; In Eastern Ukraine another 600 "foreign fighters" being locked in...Polish ? UK ? "former" military ? DJ-How many NATO "former soldiers" are fighting in Ukraine ? Most of Ukraine weapons (from drones to guns, artillery) now is NATO weapons...Often complicated in how to use it....Maybe "we" are not in an official war with Russia - but it could be already lots of (thousends !!!) of western "former" military (from Poland, US, UK, but also Germany, France, DK, NL, Canada ???) are already fighting Russia in Ukraine...

Alexander Mercouris [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnyow5VPXdo[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnyow5VPXdo 

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/06/ukraine-killing-surrendering-soldiers-shelling-civilians.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/06/ukraine-killing-surrendering-soldiers-shelling-civilians.html 

DJ, "The West" is destroying itself...diplomacy could have prevented this...We should be fighting a pandemic ! War now resulting in over 100 million refugees; 1,5% of global population now has become a refugee...

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DJ, There have been claims of "close to 20,000 foreign fighters in Ukraine".  [url]https://southfront.org/strikes-eliminate-hq-of-azov-battalion-in-kharkiv-russia-releases-details-on-foreign-mercenaries-in-ukraine/[/url] or https://southfront.org/strikes-eliminate-hq-of-azov-battalion-in-kharkiv-russia-releases-details-on-foreign-mercenaries-in-ukraine/ ;

Against the backdrop of the Kiev regime’s mounting military failures and massive daily losses in manpower and equipment, the flow of foreign mercenaries to Ukraine has not only decreased, but is actually turning in the opposite direction.

Despite the Kiev regime’s efforts and increased payments, the process of mercenaries leaving to the “other world” or back to their countries of residence has not been stopped by the Kiev leadership.

Recent empty statements about almost “20,000” foreigners “fighting” against the Russian Armed Forces are just plain lies.

As we have already noted, the Russian Defence Ministry monitors and records the presence in Ukraine of every representative of this international gathering of “headless horsemen”.

Moreover, it is not only mercenaries directly involved in combat operations as part of Ukrainian units that are now included in our databases. We also take into account the trainers who have come to train, assist in the operation and repair of Western weapons supplied to Ukraine.

We will publish these statistics today.

For example, among European countries, Poland is the undisputed leader in terms of the number of mercenaries both arriving and dying. Since the beginning of the special military operation, 1,831 people have arrived in Ukraine, of whom 378 have already been killed and 272 mercenaries have departed for their homeland. It is followed by Romania with 504 arrivals, 102 deaths and 98 departures. The UK is in third place: 422 arrivals, 101 deaths, 95 departures.

Among the Americas, Canada leads the way: 601 arrivals, 162 deaths, 169 departures. The USA comes second: 530 arrivals, 214 deaths, 227 departures.

From the Middle East, Transcaucasus and Asia the largest number, 355 mercenaries, came from Georgia, of whom 120 died and 90 left Ukraine. Then there are 200 terrorist fighters redeployed from the US-controlled areas of Jazira region in Syria. To date, 80 have been eliminated and 66 have left Ukraine.

In total, our lists as at June 17, 2022, include mercenaries and weapons operating specialists from 64 countries. Since the beginning of the special military operation, 6,956 people have arrived in Ukraine, 1,956 have already been eliminated and 1,779 have left.

As long as 3,321 mercenaries are alive, not yet captured, or have not yet escaped to the Ukrainian border.

Strikes Eliminate HQ Of Azov Battalion In Kharkiv. Russia Releases Details On Foreign Mercenaries In Ukraine

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Strikes Eliminate HQ Of Azov Battalion In Kharkiv. Russia Releases Details On Foreign Mercenaries In Ukraine

DJ, These numbers are from the Russian side. "Foreign fighters" may include NATO advisors/observers to adventurers...There were some Ukrainians in the French foreign legion. Some of them returned to Ukraine. A.o. the UK did encourage "former military" to fight on the Kiev-side. 

On the pro-Russian side Donetsk and Luhansk may have some foreign fighters. 

DJ-A war is terrible...the only foreign intervention I welcome is Red Cross and diplomats trying to end the killing...

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[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-NvNB1u23s[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-NvNB1u23s WION-India; Beijing is hosting the meeting of BRICS emerging economies. Indian PM Narendra Modi addressed the opening ceremony of the BRICS in virtual format. Meanwhile, XI has warned about 'expanding military alliances'.

DJ; BRICS [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRICS[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRICSBRICS is the acronym coined to associate five major emerging economiesBrazilRussiaIndiaChina (PRC), and South Africa. The BRICS members are known for their significant influence on regional affairs.[1] Since 2009, the governments of the BRICS states have met annually at formal summits

representing 40% of global population, 25% of global GDP/economy...

DJ-There are talks on including Argentina, Saudi Arabia into "BRICS". [url]http://thesaker.is/brics-summit/[/url] or http://thesaker.is/brics-summit/ 

some main developments;

-developing a global reserve currency/payment system (dumping SWIFT, US$, Euro...)

-further military cooperation based on souvereign nations...

-Russia opening up for India and Turkey-retail chains (in part taking over western ones...now closed because of western sanctions)....

-Russia replacing Saudi Arabia as India's main oil supplier, is already China #1 oil-supplier...(all involved countries dumping the US-petro-dollar)

-further economic cooperation with African, Latin American and willing EurAsian countries

https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196910.htm The north atlantic terrorist organization will meet in Madrid june 29-30...After supporting IS in Syria this "club" now supports nazi's in Ukraine....The western elite has totally derailed...rest of the world now will go for "corrections"...

DJ-The time for talking with "the west" is over...."the neo-colonial west" breaking all agreements they signed has to deal with a "new reality"...Action speak louder then words...

New western leaders may restart another role in global cooperation...The "old elite" has to go !

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