Americans --- Find Gangsters
Suitable to Lead the Country
by Eric Zuesse
September 30th, 2022
On November 13th, in 2019, the U.S. President said,
regarding Syria, “We’re keeping the oil, we have
the oil, the oil is secure, we left troops behind
only for the oil.”
That was at a press conference, and none of the
reporters asked him any question about that
statement. They certainly thought it to be
unremarkable and not surprising, to hear
a US President say --- that our country is
stealing oil -- from a country that we've
invaded & still are militarily occupying
--- despite having no legal authority to
position any troops there — publicly
admitting to international gangster-
ism, in the very boldest way, (yet
without surprising anyone there).
That statement, had followed a U.S. ‘Defense’
Department’s statement, on 25 October 2019,
saying --- with more tact --- that, “The United
States will maintain a reduced presence in
Syria, to deny ISIS access to oil revenues
as the next phase of the defeat-ISIS
It was tactful because it lied to claim this is to be done
(and no reference to stealing anything) “to deny ISIS
access to oil revenues” ------ the false, underlying
assumption being conveyed that the oil is ISIS’s
& NOT Syria’s, so that even IF that oil is being
stolen from ISIS (which wants to overthrow
Syria’s Government, just as much as does
the U.S. Government, though for different
reasons), then it still is being done for a
reason that America’s voters... would
approve of: conquering ISIS. In other
words the U.S. ‘Defense’ Department
was tactful enough to misrepresent
what the reason for these ongoing
international thefts is.
On 10 August 2022, when that President’s successor
was (and still is) in office ----- The Cradle news-site
headlined “Washington steals over 80% of Syria’s
oil output per day: The losses incurred by the
trafficking campaign --- surpass $100bln,
according to Syria’s oil ministry”, and
they presented a stunning brief aerial
-shot video (perhaps from Russian
drones) showing the long strings
of tanker-trucks, hauling away
that oil from Syria. Though the
US President now was from a
different U.S. political Party,
the U.S. foreign policy....
That President’s successor, though of the opposite
political Party, continued these thefts. The thefts
were started by a President of this President’s
Party.. back in 2012, who was working with its
European 'partners' perhaps as early as 2009,
& definitely wanted “regime-change” in Syria
at that time, but definitely by no later than
2012 he decided to support Al Qaeda in
Syria, against Syria’s existing Govern-
ment at that time, late in 2012, and
the planning for this overthrow of
Syria’s Government was already
functioning in June of 2011.
The U.S. Government was doing this overthrow-
operation not for any legitimate reason — Syria
had never threatened nor posed any threat to,
the United States. It presented no national-
security risk to the US whatsoever — and
never had. This was purely an inter-
national-gangland operation ---, in
order to benefit the billionaires
who control (buy the winning
politicians in) ....each of its
All members of this international gang settled upon
their plan “behind closed doors, at the sidelines
of the Atlantic Council’s Energy Summit in
Istanbul, Turkey,on November
22 – 23, 2013.”
The Atlantic Council... is NATO’s chief PR organization.
Furthermore, allegedly, ISIS’s “two heads ----- are the
royal family of Saudi Arabia & the CIA headquarters
in Langley, Virginia, U.S.A.” Lots more evidence
along the same lines --- was given in the U.S.'
magazine Homeland Security Today, on 18th
March 2019, interviewing “ISIS Ambassador
to Turkey”, who, for some reason, seems
to have left ISIS.
One of the U.S. gang’s mainstream news-media, TIME
magazine, presented this operation - as if the U.S.
Government were debating within itself pro-and-
con about it, instead of fully committed to it
(which the U.S. Government had been ever
They headlined about it, “Syria’s Opposition Hopes to
Win the War by Selling Oil” - as if “Syria’s Opposition”
were anything more than Al Qaeda in Syria, and
Kurdish separatists in Syria’s northeast —
America’s proxy-forces, to overthrow
Syria’s committedly secular Govern-
ment and replace it with a govern-
ment that would be controlled by
the Saud family.
On 29 September 2022, Steven Sahiounie headlined at
The Duran, “Cholera and US sanctions killing Syrian
civilians”, and reported that...
The deadly outbreak has claimed 39 lives in Syria, with
thousands of suspected cases across the country. In
areas under the Ministry of Health, in Damascus, 23
deaths were reported recently, 20 of them in
Aleppo, and at least 253 cases.
In the northeast region of Syria controlled by the US-
backed SDF — a [separatist] Kurdish militia… — are
a reported 16 deaths --- and 2,867 cases, since
September 5. The US occupation forces there
are controlling the main oil fields in Syria to
prevent the Damascus government from
using the oil to provide electricity for
people’s homes, water pumping
stations, and gasoline for
their cars. …
Health authorities tested the Euphrates and found the
bacteria causing cholera. The river is polluted by raw
sewage and oil spills from the US-occupied oil wells
at Deir Ez Zor. …
According to the UN, nearly two-thirds of water
treatment plants, half of the pumping stations,
and one-third of water towers, have been
damaged by more than a decade of war.
Last winter, Syrians died in their homes without heating.
… Diesel fuel is used in Syria for home heating, but it is
expensive and often in short supply because of the US
occupation of the oil wells in the northeast and the US
sanctions preventing importing fuels. Most Syrians get
about one hour of electricity because the fuel used to
generate electricity is taken by the US troops.
Sahiounie says that because of the heavy paperwork
that is required by the U.S. sanctions in order for
Syrians to buy foreign medicines, hospital treat-
ments for the cholera victims are impeded.
Here are some of the top agents in this U.S.-headed
gang, agents of U.S. billionaires. These individuals
don’t even need to worry about elections, such as
politicians do; they remain in office for as long as
they want, if they do what America’s billionaires
want them to do. Like the politicians, they are
answerable only to the billionaires, and a few
centi-millionaires who fund their careers, but
their jobs are easier than for publicly elected
officials --- who are constantly competing
against one another, to win over those
In fact, some of these agents had formerly been
successful politicians, U.S. office-holders, but
then ‘retired’ upstairs, where it’s far easier to
remain in their jobs, not only because of the
constant competition for mega-buck donors,
but because, constantly fooling their voters,
is hard work not so easy as being a lobbyist
is. These agents are ONLY agents, but they
are all extremely well rewarded financially,
for their services to the gangsters who own
them - who have funded the wealth or their
lobbyists and other agents. And you see...
there, some of the U.S. mega-corporations
that fund these peoples’ careers on behalf
of those corporations’ controlling stock-
holders. But, of course, the names of the
billionaires themselves aren’t shown there.
The billionaires generally stay behind the
scenes -- because they don’t want to be
the people who will get blamed for the
Of course, the same things were true of this gang’s
operations to take over Iraq, and are true today, of
the gang’s operations to retain control of Ukraine,
which they had won in 2014. The American people
find it acceptable to be constantly lied to & to be
ruled by, the agents of international gangsters —
billionaires’ agents. It has been going on now --
blatantly, since at least 9 December 2020, and
actually ever since at least 25 July 1945, when
this gang, these gangsters, America’s super-
rich, took over the country, and have
continued to hold control over
The majority of Americans vote for these gangsters’
stooges, instead of do anything to rebel against and
replace virtually all of these stooge-officials -- who
occupy congressional seats and the White House.
So, the promises that are made to the public remain
unfulfilled, while the promises that are privately
made to the mega-dollar donors get turned into
government-policies & laws. Even at the level
of state governments --- “Politicians Don’t
Actually Care -- What Voters Want”. But,
apparently, Americans find gangsters
-- agents of the billionaires -- suitable
to lead the country (on behalf of their
funders — NOT of their voters). And
those agents of billionaires then
get to choose whom our judges
will be. And, that’s okay. Or:
Is it? Is it democracy, at all?
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s new book,
America’s Empire Of Evil: Hitler’s Posthumous
Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to
Change, is about how America took over the
world after World War II in order to enslave
it to U.S.-and-allied billionaires. Their
cartels, extract the world’s wealth,
by control of not only their ‘news’
media but the social ‘sciences’
— duping the public.
If you are American... do you think
the rest of the world likes this...
...and will let this continue?
Tell us what YOU think.
I think the name of this page should be
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here are two more:
The West will learn to take
Russia’s words seriously
September 28th, 11:17am
With more than two decades of Vladimir Putin in power,
it is long overdue for the West to answer its own
question, “who is Mr Putin?” and start
assessing the man’s moves seriously.
A growing understanding is likely in
the near future.
The West will learn to take Russia's words seriously
For now, let’s just say that if it were necessary to
single out Putin’s main message to “the city and
the world”, the message of his “life”, it would
undoubtedly be the word “stability”.
Putin came to power at a time of great turbulence, and
the first big thing he did - was to stop the country from
falling apart: he pacified Chechnya, stopped the terror
and rampant banditry, ended the cold “civil war”, and
reconciled, albeit with great reservations, the people
and the elites. Finally, it forced the elites themselves
– their divergent “towers” – to follow the rules.
Then it was time to rebuild. Which was also incredibly
difficult – given the diametrically opposed interests
of the elites. Nevertheless, the checks & balances
model worked and by expelling the most odious
from the system & sharply reinforcing the most
active ones we managed to do just that: raise
the standard of living, restore the army, and
fill the treasury.
And without any ideology, without any mobilization,
without any alignment whatsoever, apart from the
natural laws and guarantees of normal life. And..
it was much later that these natural positions of
life.. were cautiously substituted not even with
ideology - but with some necessary basis of
That is, again, preservation of stability (without crazy
gender experiments, culture of cancellation, etc.).
So – stability. Whence came another important quality
of style – the apparent absence of any personal
initiative. Putin, in contrast to the rulers we are
used to, did not call him to build communism,
develop glasnost, or move into other bright
lands, but only constrained the centrifugal
forces, not allowing the “planets” to jump
out of their orbits. He himself... remained
at a kind of absolute rest. And so, being
in the very centre of differently directed
vectors, he kept them: the system from
collapse, the people from poverty, the
elites from eating each other. And so
it remains a fundamental tuning fork.
It has long been a commonplace to talk about Putin’s
philosophy of using his partner’s energy against
himself in a duel. It really is. Forcing Putin into
action is no easy task. The “partner” must
exhaust himself in provocations before he
gets a response. Which will be nurtured
so long and carefully that the most
patient will fall into despair.
Only when the most patient give in and say: that’s it, no
more hope, all is lost – the reality will suddenly resolve
itself with an answer: always unexpected, lightning-
fast and precisely calculated. And, as a rule,
confounding. (The return of Crimea... for
example, was such a lightning bolt. The
liberation of Donbass was awaited for
eight long years). This has always
been the case, and it is still
One must well understand - what Putin has conveyed to
the West by the referendums in the liberated territories,
the announcement of partial mobilization and other
words and actions of recent days --- and what will
probably be clarified until the counterpart learns:
if an escalation is not stopped by him, we will be
forced to actually demonstrate the realities of
a changing “wind rose”, forcing the Ukrainian
regime to capitulate. That is, we'll bring the
conflict to a situation that clearly exceeds
the West’s desire to be involved in it.
This was clearly demonstrated in the early days of the
conflict, when the Ukrainian regime was likely to fall
and the Americans simply fled from their embassies.
The regime held out then. But only because we were
unwilling to escalate escalation unnecessarily. But
now that both the regime and its handlers have
shown their true face, we are determined to
do so. This is a crucial moment that our
former esteemed partners will have to
take seriously, perhaps... by going
through all the necessary stages,
from denial - to acceptance of
Finally, Putin, I think, is not only addressing the West,
but also the rest of the world. Also, of course,
watching developments -- with extraordinary
attention. This world China, India, Pakistan,
Iran, the Middle East, the Pacific, Central
Asia, Latin America, Africa – is 2/3, if
not 3/4, of the world’s population.
But Russia is looked upon with great sympathy,
remembering the policy of the Russian tsars,
and later the USSR, which behaved in the
“third world” very differently from the
way the first behaved.
The USSR.. was the real alternative to rapacious
financier capitalism, which is well remembered
there --- carefully reading the signs Putin
People like strong leaders. We are not talking about
ghettoised Europeans back home, who are not
allowed to be proud of their culture and are
only allowed to think about gender
reassignment --- and/or sexual
education for their children.
We are talking about normal people. And what kind of
leaders do they see in the stunted beds of democratic
regimes and the faded emblems of eastern despotism
today? None. The real face of politics today is one in
which the great shadows of the past rise again. And
the third world remembers the shadows of its great
ancestors and respects them… Today -- only Orban,
desperately fighting for a small crusading Hungary,
and Erdogan, restoring the former greatness of the
Ottoman Empire with oriental sagacity, can shade
the “monumental power”. On whom else can the
ordinary people of the world pin their hopes?
Let’s leave the poor, battered white population of the
West alone. In the rest of the world Putin’s stock is
rising faster ...than gas prices on European stock
exchanges. So is... the rapidly gaining weight, of
the SCO as a real alternative to the global order.
Judging by cautious, inarticulate mutterings from
Western leaders, the signals are received and
taken into account. Well, the West will have
to learn to take Russia’s words seriously.
Vladimir Mozhegov, VZGLYAD
Why the US wants to
create a fund to
September 28th, 10:56am
A group of US senators, has come up with an initiative
- aimed at speeding up the process of supplying allies
with ammunition without involving the arsenal of the
US. The prepared bill proposes the creation of a
separate structure ----- which would deal with
such needs of military and political partners.
“(The bill. – RT) would ensure, that the US has enough
critical ammunition, to support allies and partners in
a crisis without depleting US military supplies,” said
Jeanne Shaheen of the Democratic Party, one of the
bill’s sponsors, in a statement on its website. – The
Protecting Overseas Contingency Preparedness
and Emergency Response Enhancement Act
(PROCURE) would establish a Critical
Munitions Acquisition Fund (CMAF)
that would allow the secretary of
defense to --- more effectively
manage industrial production
lines and maintain production
of certain munitions of para-
mount importance --- to US
national security interests.”
It is emphasized that the authority under CMAF
will help the Pentagon improve the agency’s
purchasing power and reduce government
spending, as well as better anticipate
production chain needs.
For his part, the document’s co-author, Republican
Tom Tillis, acknowledged that the situation with
US-organised arms shipments to Ukraine “has
exposed serious flaws regarding the current
“Our PROCURE bill, supported by both parties, is
needed to improve America’s ability to quickly
arm its allies in potential future conflicts with-
out depleting its own ammunition stockpiles,
which will seriously enhance our national
security and combat readiness,” the
It should be noted that since President Joe Biden
came to power, the USA has allocated about
$15.8bn worth of military assistance... to
Ukraine. In total, since 2014, according
to the Pentagon, Kiev has received
from Washington, $17.9bn for its
As of mid-September.. the United States transferred to
Ukraine over 1,400 Stinger man-portable air defence
systems, over 8,500 Javelin anti-tank missile
systems, over 700 Switchblade kamikaze
drones, 126 155-mm howitzers and over
805,000 shells, 20 Mi-17 helicopters,
as well as 16 HIMARS rocket
launchers with ammunition
and other weapons.
Meanwhile, Kiev continues to demand increased
supplies of western arms, using any means to
do so. In particular, President Volodymyr
Zelensky --- from the rostrum of the UN
General Assembly, on September 21st,
appealed to partners -- to supply more
weapons, especially long-range ones.
“We need defence support: weapons, equipment and
shells. In offensive weapons – long-range enough to
liberate our land. And in defence systems,
especially air defence,” he said, adding
that the country also needs
The country’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, also
demanded a redoubling of efforts to support
Ukraine from the West on Twitter. “More
sanctions against Russia. More weapons
for Ukraine. More solidarity with
Ukrainians,” he wrote.
He called on Western countries to provide Kiev with
more effective weapons and equipment, advisor to
the head of the Ukrainian presidential office
Mykhaylo Podolyak, in an interview with
Germany’s Tagesschau.. on September
the 24th. Armoured vehicles and tanks
are expected from partners, he said.
“But these should not be ineffective Soviet tanks –
neither T-55s, nor T-64s, not even T-72s. That is
why we say to our partners, in particular
Germany: if you want to take the
leadership role… then give us
the Leopard 2,” he stressed.
For his part, the country’s Deputy Defence Minister
Vladimir Gavrilov suggested at the National
Defence Industrial Association conference
in Texas that foreign arms manufacturers
should test their designs during the
“If you have any ideas or pilot projects that need to
be tested before mass production, you can send
them to us and we will explain how to do it,”
It is noteworthy that Europe, despite its declared
support for Kiev, is in no hurry to increase arms
supplies even in the context of the “counter
attack” announced by the Ukrainian
authorities. In particular, Bloomberg
news agency drew attention to this
on September 26, citing information
obtained from sources in the
“We should hardly expect a serious increase in arms
flows or new violations of taboos on their types …
as the US is cautious and Europe’s own stock-
piles of key weapons are running out,” the
publication quoted one of its sources
According to the agency, the EU fears
a further escalation of the conflict.
“There are no indications that European governments
are taking any steps to provide Kiev with a new batch
of heavy weapons,” Bloomberg claims, citing sources
close to the supply process.
There is a particularly heated debate -- between
European countries over the transfer of German
Leopard tanks to Ukraine. Apart from Germany
itself, the tanks are in service in Spain, the
Netherlands, Norway, Greece, Turkey and
Finland, which cannot hand them over to
Kiev without Berlin’s sanction.
Military assistance to Ukraine is also receding in
Italy due to budget deficits and the internal
political struggle. According to sources
familiar with the situation, the flow of
weapons supplied by the country to
Kiev, has already decreased.
The Politico newspaper also noted that France and
Germany were not as enthusiastic about supplying
weapons to Kiev. Its columnist John Denis pointed
out that the actions of the leaders of the two
countries “do not correspond to their own
rhetoric”. For example, Berlin has been
delaying for months the shipment of
military equipment provided to
Ukraine by other allies.
Paris “deliberately reduces its assistance to Ukraine
in the hope of playing the role of a mediator after
the end of hostilities,” the journalist said.
It is worth noting that the FRG has been criticised by
Kiev more than once, because of its supply policy.
“Signals from Germany are disappointing at a time
when Ukraine needs Leopard and Marder… Not a
single rational argument why these weapons
cannot be provided, only abstract fears and
excuses. What is Berlin afraid of that Kiev
is not?” Kuleba was indignant on Twitter.
His criticisms did not go unanswered by the German
leadership. As The New York Times noted on
September 25, the Ukrainian minister’s
claims caused displeasure with the
German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz.
“Being a leader does not mean doing what people ask
you to do. Being a leader is about making the right
decisions and being incredibly resilient. That’s
what I do,” he told the publication.
At the same time, Scholz stressed that Berlin is
already doing a lot for Ukraine: in particular,
giving it all kinds of weapons.
Support with a cost
In the opinion of the associate professor of the
Academy of Labour and Social Relations,
candidate of political sciences Pavel
Feldman, the US senators, when
proposed the new law on the
defence sector, care about
complex of the USA,
and not about the
interests of allies.
“U.S. senators openly lobby the interests of defense
giants, on whose money both Republicans and
Democrats exist. They perceive Ukraine as a
testing ground where they can test the
novelties of their military industry
without risking the lives of NATO
soldiers. Arms manufacturers
are interested in escalating
and prolonging the conflict,
as it promises them large
The depletion of the US budget is of little concern to
the merchants of death and those behind them,”
the expert explained in a conversation with RT.
Meanwhile, Vladimir Vinokurov, professor at the
Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign
Ministry, believes that the capabilities of
the Western military industrial complex
are not unlimited – the protracted
conflict in Ukraine... has
The “almighty” United States is now forced to admit
that it has big problems with stocks of military
equipment and other weapons, which have
been depleted by endless deliveries. The
same is true in Europe, whose arsenals
are much smaller than those of the US.
The Western military-industrial complex is not ready
today to uninterruptedly meet Kiev’s needs, as
representatives of, for example, US defence
companies themselves say directly,” the
He also expressed the opinion that the trend towards
reduction of supplies among Western countries will
grow over time as Europe’s commitment to assist
Ukraine empties its own arsenals, which
weakens the defence capabilities of
For his part, RISI expert Sergei Yermakov stressed that
European elites will continue supporting Ukraine with
weapons only if they believe that this conflict may
spill over into the territories of their countries. In
particular, the USA is playing on this, which is
trying to strengthen the EU in the idea that
the defeat of Ukraine would put the whole
of Europe at risk, and therefore all means
should be thrown to Kiev’s aid, the
“However, the EU should understand: despite all their
claims of non-participation in the conflict, they are
still being dragged into it. Whether they are
supplying weapons - training the Ukrainian
military, helping financially. Further involve
-ment in the fate of Ukraine is fraught with
increasing costs for Europe. But common
sense has not yet prevailed. The solution
to the EU’s current problems lies in
reconsidering its policy of
obediently following the
Otherwise, Europe is doomed to continue
participating in conflicts unleashed by
Washington, and suffering losses,”
Polina Dukhanova, Alyona Medvedeva, RT
European crisis plays into
the hands of the US
September 27th, 11:58
While Europe is torn by the energy crisis and
wondering how to survive not only this winter
but the next few winters as well, there are
those who benefit from this state of affairs.
The US will be the first beneficiary of the imminent
recession in Europe. They will not only make tens
of billions on the export of its energy resources
that will replace Russian ones, but they will
also substantially weaken the economy of
the European Union in their own interests.
The U.S. has got its hands pretty well off the energy
crisis in Europe, the Turkish media noted. Back in
2021, the US exported a record amount of gas.
The energy crisis in the EU started at the
beginning of the summer and flared up
in the Autumn when gas prices on the
spot markets reached $1,000 per
1,000 cubic metres for the first
Until 2000, the United States exported natural gas in
relatively small quantities, mainly through pipelines
to Mexico & Canada. Starting in 2000, U.S. natural
gas exports gradually began to grow. And in 2021,
the U.S. exported a record amount of blue fuel
to 41 countries, according to the U.S. Energy
The US got what it wanted – a new market for its LNG
– Europe. As early as 2021, US LNG exports to the
EU are at an all-time high of 22bn cubic metres
with an estimated value of €12bn, the EC
estimated at the start of the year.
The US has significantly boosted LNG exports to
Europe this year, including through the launch of
new LNG plants in late 2021 or early 2022, and
as the diversion of supplies from Asian markets
to European markets. After all gas prices in the
EU rose again -- to $2,000 per thousand cubic
metres. European prices are so attractive &
profitable, that traders deliberately break
contracts with Asian consumers --- pay
them a forfeit, but bring LNG to Europe.
Not only do the costs pay off, but the traders
still have a huge margin in their pockets.
According to Eurostat, in the first half of 2022 alone,
total LNG shipments to Europe have increased from
40.9 billion cubic metres in 2021 to 63.7 billion in
2022. The U.S. is the main contributor to the
increase of 22.8 bcm, accounting for almost
58% of the increase. US LNG shipments to
Europe increased from 7 bcm to 20.2 bcm
in the first half of the year alone. In other
words, the USA sold almost as much
LNG to Europe in half a year as it did
during the entire last year. At such
paces, the Americans may double
the LNG export volumes by the
end of 2022 – up to 40 billion
The US share of the European LNG
market, has reached a record 32%.
The earnings of US traders could quadruple this year,
given the doubling not only of LNG volumes, but also
of LNG prices. According to rough estimates, the US
could earn about €50bn on LNG supplies to the EU
this year, up from €12bn last year.
To get the big picture: Algeria is second in terms of LNG
supplies to the EU, with 11.8bn cu.m. delivered in the
six months versus 6.6bn the year before. In third
place was Qatar, which increased its supplies
from 7.8 bcm to 9.6 bcm. Interestingly, Russia
is trailing Qatar closely. Not only has the EU
not reduced the purchase of Russian LNG,
but it increased it from 7.8 billion to 9.4
billion cubic metres... (only 0.2 billion
less than from Qatar). Rounding out
the top five LNG suppliers to the EU
is Nigeria, which reduced its supply
from 8.1 bcm to 7.7 bcm in the first
half of 2022.
The US probably expects to increase LNG exports
to the EU in the medium term when additional LNG
liquefaction terminals come on line. A new wave
of additional LNG to market is expected in 2025-
2026. The bulk of this LNG will come from the
US, which has secured an excellent market
in advance – Europe, which has secured
high gas prices for itself.... for years
Given the withdrawal of Russian oil from the EU –
and the oil embargo is scheduled to be imposed
on December 5 this year – the US also intends
to sell its oil to Europe. To replace Russian oil,
the US is going to deliver over 1m barrels a
day to Europe, said Russell Hardy, director
of oil trader Vitol.
This is half of the 2 million barrels per day that Russia
has been supplying. Russia has already found and
continues to look for other markets. There is no
particular problem for Russia in finding them,
but there are difficulties in the lack of
tankers for transportation and in the
rising cost of freight.
But for European refineries the replacement of Russian
heavy oil -- with light American oil -- is a big problem.
European refineries are geared to Russian oil and
switching to another fuel... may require huge
investments into refinery modernisation.
Not everyone will be able to afford this luxury, and even
more so given the EC’s unchanged course to move
away from conventional hydrocarbons. This
means 1 thing – some European refineries
will close -- and Europeans will have to
seriously increase imports of finished
fuel, including gasoline. This means
that European transport, logistics
and the agricultural sector, will
become more vulnerable.
This could bode well for US refineries
---- and farmers ----- in the future.
Hence there is another fat benefit for the US. Very
expensive energy resources pose the risk of
beginning to de-industrialise the European
Many energy-intensive companies in the chemical
industry, machine building and car manufacturing
are already closing down or reducing production
because it is simply unprofitable to operate at
such gas and electricity prices. If such tests
have to go on for more than one winter,
European companies will slowly start
“moving” to other countries where
energy costs are much lower.
“With current energy prices, it makes no sense to
keep a lot of production in Europe; we have to
leave. In addition to America, it is also
possible to move to other countries,
especially China and Turkey. In this
regard, Turkey has a chance to
strengthen its industry and
economy and also its
strategic position in
But the U.S., of course, will get its share,” says
Stanislav Mitrakhovich, senior researcher
at the Financial University under the
Government of Russia and
leading expert at the
The U.S. was able to maintain cheap energy for the
domestic market because it produces both oil and
gas itself. Plus they have their own oil and gas
technologies. “The US produces the most oil
in the world and the most gas in the world.
And they use that as their advantage. For
decades they have been telling Russia
about the oil and gas curse, about the
necessity to develop in another
But Americans themselves say bluntly that their
resources... are their advantage, they have to
earn on them here and now, and with these
resources to create favourable conditions
for their own industry,” reminds
Another economic advantage of the US is a strong
dollar. The dollar index to the world’s major
currencies is at a record high level since
the 1980s. The euro, Japanese yen and
British pound have all fallen to multi-
year lows against the dollar amid
a Fed rate hike. Even the British
pound has started to sell short
of the dollar.
Some tourists were surprised to discover this, although
the British currency has not yet reached parity with
the US currency on the international forex market,
The energy crisis in Europe is becoming a catalyst for
recession in both the EU and the UK. As a result,
many investors... are withdrawing their capital
from the euro and British pound and shifting
it to the dollar. The US currency continues
to be a safe haven for countries and
investors to wait out the crisis and
the depreciation of their national
currencies. This strengthens the
dollar even further. The impact
of a strong dollar on the US
economy is contradictory..
but US importers definitely
benefit from the current
Apart from the obvious economic benefits, the US will
also gain strategically. “After deindustrialisation ---
the EU will become even more dependent on the
Americans. For the last thirty years --- Europe
has had attempts, to create autonomy, there
were attempts to create an energy-industrial
alliance, with Russia, which especially
pleased the political elites in Italy
But this failed, including against the backdrop
of American intrigue. The U.S. did not want a
rapprochement between Europe and either
the USSR or Russia. Therefore they did
everything ---- to prevent this from
happening. Ukraine’s 'accession'
to NATO is one of such intrigues
aimed at severing relations
between Europe and
The US needs to disengage Europe and Russia to make
both weak and dependent on itself for a fundamental
task. The US is preparing for an impending war with
China on the horizon of 10-20 years --- for world
domination, the expert believes.
“The U.S. needs to have Europe on hand, which will not
poke around, i.e. cooperate with China industrially
and commercially, but will only follow the course
of American industry.
And in Russia, as Washington believes - of course -
there should be a pro-US regime, as in the 1990s,
under Yeltsin, rather than cooperation and
agreements with China,” the
He does not rule out that in the future the United States
may, following Russia’s example, point the finger at
Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Emirates and say
that there is no special democratic
regime there, either.
Because China is now actively “entering” the Middle
East with its investments. The US is unlikely to
like such a rapprochement, so we should
Olga Samofalova, VZGLYAD
Well? Which future pleases you?
Or is it all equally depressing!?!
SCO Asian powers’ summit
charts roadmap ------ for a
stronger multipolar world
September 19th, 6:41pm
Brazilian journalist Pepe Escobar believes that Russia,
China and Iran are the main driving forces for Eurasian
integration, writes the Bulgarian newspaper Glasove.
Against the backdrop of major upheavals in the world of
geopolitics, it was so fitting that this year’s summit of
the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) heads
of state was to be held in Samarkand, the final
crossroads of the 2,500-year Silk Road.
After all, historically, the world in terms of the Silk Road
reference point, has always been “perceived as one
and indivisible, not divided. This.. is the essence of
the unique phenomenon, the ‘spirit of Samarkand'”.
All these years, the culture of the SCO has developed
in a distinctively Chinese way. The original focus of
the Shanghai Five was on counter-terrorism;
months before the US terrorist war spread
from Afghanistan to Iraq and beyond.
Over the years, the initial “three no’s” – no alliance,
no confrontation and no targeting of a third party –
eventually equipped a fast hybrid machine whose
“four wheels” are “politics, security, theeconomy
and the humanities”, complete with the Global
Development Initiative, all of which, contrast
sharply with the priorities of the hegemonic,
Perhaps the biggest takeaway from this week’s
Samarkand summit is that Chinese President
Xi Jinping presented China & Russia together
as “responsible world powers” seeking to
ensure the emergence of multipolarity
and reject the arbitrary “order”...
imposed by the United States
and its unipolar worldview.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described Xi
Jinping’s bilateral conversation with President
Vladimir Putin as “excellent”. Xi Jinping had
already stressed the common goals of
Russia and China before their meeting
and direct address to Putin:
“In the face of the colossal changes of our times on a
global scale, unprecedented in history, we are ready
- together with our Russian counterparts - to set an
example of responsible global power and play a
leading role to put such a rapidly changing
world on a trajectory of sustainable and
positive development,” the
Later, in the preamble to the summit, Xi Jinping got
straight to the point: it is important “to prevent
attempts by external powers --- to organise
‘colour revolutions’ in the SCO countries”.
Well, Europe won’t be able to tell, because it has
had non-stop colour revolutions ------ since 1945.
Putin, for his part, has sent a message that will
resonate throughout the Global South: “There
is a fundamental transformation in world
politics and economics, and it
Iran was the guest star of the show in Samarkand,
officially accepted as the 9th member of the SCO.
President Ibrahim Raisi, remarkably, stressed
before the meeting with Putin that “Iran does
not recognise sanctions against Russia.
Their strategic partnership will be
expanded. On the business side,
an impressive delegation of the
heads of 80 major Russian
companies --- will visit
Tehran next week.
The growing interpolation of Russia, China and Iran
– the three main drivers of Eurasian integration – is
scaring the hell out of the usual suspects..... who
may be beginning to realise that the SCO poses
a serious challenge to their geo-economic
game in the long term. So, as every grain
of sand in every heart of the desert
already knows, the geopolitical
pressure on the trio.... will
And then there was the mega-important Samarkand
trilateral meeting: Russia-China-Mongolia. Perhaps
discussed was the Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline,
a link pipeline to be built through Mongolia; and
Mongolia’s increasing role in the crucial link
corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI),
now that China is not using the Trans-
Siberian route for exports to Europe
because of sanctions.
Putin briefed Xi Jinping on all aspects of the Russian
special military operation in Ukraine and perhaps
answered some really tough questions, many
of which have been circulating on the
Chinese internet for months.
The Russian president’s key conclusion: “There is
no change in the plan for SSR. The basic tasks are
being fulfilled.” As for the peace prospects, it is
Ukraine that is “not ready to talk to Russia”.
And in general, “it is regrettable that the
West came up with the idea of using
Ukraine to try to break up Russia”.
On his meeting with Xi Jinping: “It was an ordinary
meeting, it’s been quite a long time, we didn’t
have a face-to-face meeting.
They talked about how to “expand trade turnover”
and circumvent the “trade wars caused by our
so-called partners”, with the “expansion of
settlements in national currencies not
progressing as fast as we want”.
Putin’s bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister
Narendra Modi could not have been more cordial –
in the register of “special friendship” – with Modi
calling for serious solutions to the food and fuel
crises, effectively appealing to the West.
Meanwhile, the State Bank of India will open
special rupee accounts --- for trade related
Another major reason was the increased attractiveness
of the BRI initiative in close association with the SCO.
China’s ambitious BRI project was officially launched
by Xi Jinping in Astana (now Nur-Sultan) nine years
ago. It will remain the overarching concept of
China’s foreign policy, for decades to come.
So, for all practical purposes, Xi Jinping and Putin in
Samarkand outlined a roadmap for strengthening
multipolarity – as emphasised in the final
Samarkand Declaration signed by all
SCO members, the journalist
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The unipolar world of US'
hegemony has collapsed
along with the twin towers
September 11th, 11:38am
When a supernova explodes in far distant space, it
seems to people on Earth that it is there and still
shining for a long time. But it’s actually gone,
and the sooner people accept that, the
better for them: they have time to
prepare to defend themselves
from the blast’s after-effects,
from the gamma-rays that
can kill every last
The skyscrapers of the World Trade Centre, two of the
tallest buildings in the world at the time, embodied
for many of us that distant and mighty cosmos.
They embodied... the millennia-old dream of the Tower
of Babel of haughty men. They stretched themselves
toward God, in order to equalize them, if not
spiritually, with their commercial and
In the world that was crowned by the twin towers they
were temples, only not to God, but to Mammon, the
world capital. In the world that was destroyed on
September 11, 2001, they were the most visible,
comprehensible and powerful symbol of
global American domination.
The omnipotence of the “Shining City on the Hill” then,
at the turn of the millennium, seemed an immutable
and by and large justifiable course of history. The
“end of history” and its arrival at its finale, the
triumph of universal liberal democracy, were
eagerly proclaimed by Western publicists.
Ten years before that, we had lost the country we were
born into, loved and cherished. We were constantly
being told that the path of socialism --- was a
mistake, that all victories and achievements
of the USSR --- were nothing more than a
whimper, that we should repent, for the
history of our country, for the deeds of
our fathers and grandfathers, that the
global market will judge everything,
as it is common practice in the
Instead, we were offered a path to the
bright capitalist past, aka our future.
And there it was – all of a sudden, no one was
expecting this! – It exploded, it collapsed,
moreover, it exploded and collapsed in a
most merciless way, live and in real time,
all before our eyes. And it collapsed, not
anyone else’s, but our future. Yes, today
we are all aware that it was an illusion -
but then it seemed clear and real.
Ours – means common: Americans, Russians,
Europeans – the future of all, who trusted in
the global market as an impartial arbiter,
capable to put everything in its place,
in the USA as the light of the
But as soon as the towers fell, it became clear:
Mammon is a false god. He... can only confuse
and seduce; he is free to lend trillions, driving
billions of people into debt bondage; he has
the power to lavish his most loyal oligarch
priests with golden palaces and the
deceptive comfort of his acolytes;
but he will demand obedience for
all his “loans”, and blood --- from
those who will not accept them.
If the collapse of the USSR in 1991 was the greatest
geopolitical catastrophe of the XX century, then the
collapse of the twin towers ten years later is the
greatest geopolitical catastrophe of this, the XXI
century. It opened our century and defined
This is the vector of the collapse of 500 years of
Western global domination and the rebirth of a
multipolar world, the normal, natural order of
human civilisation as it has always been
since ancient times and before the
European conquest of the
The convulsions of a unipolar world began
immediately after the fall of the twin towers.
The US invaded Afghanistan to search for and punish
al-Qaeda* extremists, the perpetrators of the 9/11
attacks, who were harboured by the Taliban*
(both banned in Russia).
The Americans quickly overthrew the Taliban and used
their military power to install their desired regime in
Kabul. But exactly 20 years later, the same Taliban
seized power again, setting the date of
inauguration of their government
exactly for September 11, 2021.
But this is not so much “trolling” as it is a cruel
mockery of history. History loves such mockery,
it never misses an opportunity to show people
how brute force, devoid of truth and common
sense, achieves the exact opposite of what
Then came the armed invasion of Iraq. Saddam
Hussein’s oppressive regime ruled there for a
quarter of a century, but it held the country
firmly and ensured peace and order.
The Americans accused Hussein of developing
weapons of mass destruction (which turned
out to be a lie), overthrew him and had him
executed. Order was replaced by chaos
in Iraq, opening the way for even more
dangerous extremist movements than
al-Qaeda, such as the Islamic State*
(also banned in Russia).
From a country that threatened no one after Operation
Desert Storm in 1990, Iraq has become a hotbed and
breeding ground for international terrorism that
threatens the entire world. Tens of thousands
of fighters from all over the world arrived there
to join the ranks of IS*, while hundreds of
thousands of refugees, forced to abandon
their homes and possessions, made their
way to Europe, causing new waves of
the migration crisis.
Extremists have also infiltrated the ranks of these
refugees and carried out terrorist attacks in
peaceful European cities.
The self-appointed global hegemon did not rest content
with wreaking havoc in Afghanistan and Iraq. The
theory of “managed chaos” adopted by Barack
Obama’s administration required new victims.
The secular autocracies of the Near and Middle East,
staunch allies of the United States, were the victims.
But they fell, betrayed by the Americans and swept
away by the elements of the Arab Spring. They
were replaced by fundamentalists, outspoken
enemies of America and western civilisation.
Egypt, the largest and most important country in the
Arab world, was in chaos and it was only thanks to
a military that was strong enough to assume
responsibility for the country’s fate that
Egypt was spared Iraq’s fate.
The next victim of the “Arab spring” after Iraq
could have been Syria, but the Russian peace
keeping operation, launched at the request of
the legitimate authorities of that country, put
an end to the plans of the extremists and
The unipolar world of American hegemony collapsed
along with the twin towers, never to be reborn again.
Those who still dream of a semblance of America in our
country are actually chasing a mirage, a dream of the
past: the America... that served as their role model
ended that very day on September 11. And every-
thing that happens to her, to us, to the world
after that symbolic frontier is the natural
consequence of the collapse of those
towers of Babel.
In physical reality they have long fallen, but in
historical time they will continue to fall, hitting
everyone with the wreckage – in Iraq, Libya,
Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan and everywhere
else, where the broken unipolar world
tries in vain to save its dominance.
As for Russia, it has nothing to reproach itself with
on this sad anniversary. From the outset, it has
supported the ''common struggle'' - against
international terrorism - with determination
We have had our own difficult experience in fighting it –
in the North Caucasus and in the central cities where
terrorist attacks took place. Russia, victorious in that
war, extended its hand with complete sincerity to all
those who suffered from terrorism and were ready to
resist it. On Sept. 11, 2001, Vladimir Putin was the
first world leader to call George W. Bush, Jr. to
express condolences and support. But the
same Bush invaded Iraq despite Russia’s
persistent warnings. It is not her fault
that the arguments of the Russian
side were ignored, and the US,
with its characteristic
to act... at its own
Likewise, they continued to act after Russia’s special
military operation in Ukraine, dismissing all Russian
arguments, remarks and warnings out of hand. We
can see where this has led them. And what it will
lead to in the future is easy to imagine. Weapons
that the United States has been criminally reck-
less in supplying to the Kiev regime are firing at
the Russians today, but tomorrow they could
end up in the hands of terrorists from some
other “al-Qaeda” --- who hate America
A series of military-political and, more importantly,
moral failures seems to have cooled down the
warlike fervour of the hegemon. Joe Biden,
Obama’s vice-president, has so far been
reluctant to send American soldiers
“America is coming back,” he declared as he began his
own cadence. And America is - indeed - coming back –
but back where? To itself, to solve its own problems,
as enormous as its 30 trillion national debt? Or is it
returning to the ideas of “export democracy” and
“managed chaos”? It is now called “fighting
democracies against autocracies” – a
theory as ridiculous as it is false.
How can we be sure that if, God forbid, another tragic
event should occur in America tomorrow, she will
not - once again - rush to find the guilty party,
appointing them - left and right - to reorder
the country afar, from the United States?
Wherever America returns, it will always return to its
ashes, the wreckage of the World Trade Centre, its
9/11. It is the wreck of the old America and the
birth trauma of the new, which we will only
have to see when (and if) it does find the
strength to survive and overcome it.
Boris Tolchinsky, VZGLYAD
The Western “free press” is
about to be ''nationalised''
September 11th, 11am
When describing what the sanctions (and not only
sanctions) crisis will lead Western economies and
politics to, it is usually pointed out that Europeans
– and Americans too – will be in caveman’s misery.
Not the Leningrad blockade, but something along
the lines of the unforgettable 1919, described in
the poem “Alright!”. Not too pleasant.
The Western "free press"----- is about to be nationalised
Of course such forecasts can be exaggerated, perhaps
even strongly, but reasoning in this vein is based not
so much on the talking points... about the crisis of
global imperialism – much has been said about it
– as on quotations from speeches by leading
Western politicians, and not by those in
opposition, but the ones who really
It is not by the orders of the Kremlin ideologues that
they urge their constituents to stock up on firewood
and candles, to cut the time for ablutions (or better
still, not to wash at all, but to wipe the secret
places with a damp cloth), to lower the
temperature in dwellings and public
Nor do they talk about the possible introduction of
rationing of energy and even other consumer
goods, not on the advice of the enemy. The
possible elements of the card system in
the West were not invented in Moscow
but in the government institutions of
In Moscow they only divulge the speed of the transition
from “We are not afraid of nobody’s effort, we rush
forward with the locomotive of labour” to “I can’t
promise you anything but sweat, blood and
tears”. And also the smell of... an
Domestic analysts, however, point out that the
pampering of the Europeans --- should not be
exaggerated. Even before the current crisis
they have stood quite firm at the
temperature in the dwellings ---
which seemed uncomfortably
low for Russians. It's possible
that they could overcome the
current hunger and cold.
More serious is something else.
Not some opposition populists but quite senior EU
officials – European Commissioner for Economic
Affairs Paolo Gentiloni, Belgian Prime Minister
Alexandre De Croo and others – say that the
European economy --- will fall into a severe
depression or even shut down altogether.
And the closure of factories and plants will not
be prevented by restricting bathing or even
abandoning it altogether. And how the
depression in Germany in 1931 looked
like and what came after it – may be,
politicians don’t know, but
We don’t even want to talk about the global implications
of all this, let’s pay attention to the seemingly trivial
things. The collapse of the advertising market... is
inevitable in such a depression. The unemployed,
or even the severely impoverished, are an
unimportant audience --- from an
advertiser’s point of view.
Calls to “buy this and buy that” have little appeal to
those who are forced to make a living from bread
to kvass. They might be happy to buy, thereby
securing the advertising cycle, but they have
Of course, this should not be taken to mean... that
commercial advertising may disappear altogether.
Just as the market is indestructible (it existed
even under the siege of Leningrad, and even
wartime communism could not cope with
the bagmen), so advertising... is
It existed in the United States even in the severely
depressed 1930s, and even in the newspapers of
the Stalinist USSR there were sections of
commercial ads advertising perfumes,
commercial restaurants and craft
services. By inertia these ''ads''
were in newspapers until July
1941, juxtaposed with the
dreadful reports from
But the inexhaustibility of advertising is one thing, and
the volume of the advertising market in absolute and
relative terms is another. Both we and, even more so,
the Europeans have grown accustomed to the fact
that its share of the total economy is quite large.
Fragment from One-Story America: “We were told that a
five-cent bottle of Coca-Cola... costs the manufacturers
one cent and that three cents, is spent on advertising.
We don’t need to write about where the 5th cent goes.
It’s pretty clear.” It’s a bit exaggerated, but it shows a
tendency. A consumer society is also a society of
flourishing advertising. How else could one
indulge in consumerism?
If the consumerism fails (as the French Macron,
for instance, openly speaks about it today),
the advertising is in trouble.
And the press is in its wake. Print, radio and television,
and the internet. The heyday of blogging, for example,
was due to advertising. When after February 24th a
banking blockade began which made it impossible
to live in advertising, blogging was deflated too.
Any journalist can tell you how our media
deflated during the 1998 and
Now it is the turn of the West.
Of course, there is no such thing... as a hopeless
situation. When advertising is critically reduced,
the lack of funds can be compensated either
through direct state subsidies or subsidies-
in-kind. Some kind of free press fund
which, in turn, gets money from
lofty government agencies.
The CIA... or something
on that line.
But since, as the rude German proverb says, “Only
death is a gift”, with such powerful subsidies the
“fourth estate” must be guided without fools by
Lenin’s words: “The newspaper is not only a
collective propagandist and a collective
agitator, but also a collective organiser”.
And do not shirk from the functions
prescribed by Lenin.
There will probably be some floundering. But the
principle of “Gut Out, Conscience Shaken”
will more and more define the behaviour
of a completely free press, hungry
without advertising. One is
hungry, every day.
Maxim Sokolov, RIA
World hunger - is
a planned event
September 11th, 9:50am
The 2020 declaration of world hunger was
not a prediction, but a project. And a
successful one at that.
The British Financial Times has warned of
the threat of famine in Europe because of
rising energy prices.
Members of the farmers’ union Copa-Cogeca, as well
as two major food producers associations, FoodDrink
Europe and Primary Food Processors, have already
begun to wind down their businesses and reduce
“Another increase in energy prices, especially natural
gas and electricity, threatens the continuity of agri-
food production cycles and therefore the ability to
continue supplying essential agricultural
commodities, food and feedstuffs,”
said a joint statement by European agricultural
industry reps... ahead of the EU energy
ministers meeting --- in Prague
on Septemberthe 8th.
Copa-Cogeca Secretary General Pekka Pesonen
stressed: that European buyers will face even
higher prices and shortages of many fruits
and vegetables next winter.
''This is something we have not seen before…'' he said.
''Some products will be unavailable or very expensive.''
Electricity is used in all the stages of food production,
from fertilisers to harvesting and cooling. The dairy
and bakery industries have been hit hard by
rising pasteurisation costs, Pesonen said,
--- milk powder production has become
unaffordable, because of high
From the beginning of the year until July the prices of
butter in the EU went up by 80%, with milk powder
prices going up by more than 50% and beef prices
by 28%. Farmers say their production costs are
rising even faster.
Fruit and vegetable growers are cutting back on
plantings for next season, and some report that
the rising cost of running greenhouses already
exceeds the profit they will be able to make.
Nordic Greens --- Sweden’s largest tomato
producer, has said it will not plant winter
crops. Greenhouses in the Netherlands -
the world’s second biggest agricultural
exporter after the US - are also
gradually shutting down.
The harvest of cucumbers and peppers grown in heated
greenhouses in the UK in 2022 will be half of last year’s
due to excessive energy costs, the Financial Times
reports. And such vegetables will cost twice
The British press blames Russia for the coming famine,
although it admits that Russia has cut fuel supplies
to the continent, because of sanctions.
“Britain will starve because of faulty environmental
dogma,” writes the Daily Telegraph. - ''Economists
blame economic adaptation after the pandemic..
and the armed conflict in Ukraine. But the truth
is that we ourselves have let our domestic
agricultural base languish… There is a
tendency in Britain to give away farm-
land for solar panel installation and
other ‘eco-targets’,” laments the
Daily Telegraph article.
This year up to half of harvested crops in the UK will be
lost due to inability to irrigate, says The Guardian. The
reason is not drought at all, but the widespread
installation of windmills and solar panels i
nstead of establishing irrigation.
It is predicted that up to half of carrots, onions, sugar
beet, apples and hops will be lost. Milk production
in the UK is also falling due to a shortage of feed
“There are fears that many farmers will refuse to sow
next year’s crop,” reports The Guardian, “leading to
dire consequences for the 2023 crop. Cattle and
other livestock are expected to be slaughtered
earlier at lower weights because farmers are
likely to run out of feed in winter. Incidentally,
the drought had nothing to do with the feed
shortage. The economy has been turned
green --- by force.
In France, up to 35 per cent of the fruit and vegetable
harvest is expected to be lost, said Jacques
Rouchauss, president of the French national
association of vegetable producers,
Legumes de France.
In Italy the situation is even worse, we are talking about
the fact that in some areas of the country could be lost
up to 80 percent of the crop. And there is no way to get
food from other European countries or America – crops
are dying and livestock are being slaughtered
In the US, “74% of beef cattle, 50% of dairy production,
over 80% of wheat production, 70% of vegetables,
fruits and nuts are at risk. 37% of farmers said
they are ploughing and destroying existing
crops… A staggering number of ranchers
in some western states are selling off
Farmers in the Lone Star State have reported the
largest decrease in their livestock by 50%,
followed by New Mexico and Oregon at
43% and 41% respectively,” writes
renowned American economist
Michael Snyder on his website
The Economic Collapce.
The renowned economist sees the causes of the food
crisis that threatens America with famine in the
actions of the US government and only in the
last place, in the drought.
The fact that America is threatened by famine does not
help Europeans. She does not conceal that Europe
is in danger of a huge famine... due to
And a world famine seems to have been planned for a
long time. The global food crisis was announced to
the world in May 2020 by Arif Husain, the chief
economist of the UN food programme --- when
there was no drought in 2022 and no Russian
special operation in Ukraine. At that time,
crop, crop and livestock figures, as well
as agricultural prices, were stable and
no food shortage... was conceivable.
Between 2000 and 2019, according to the UN, the
proportion of the world’s population suffering
from malnutrition fell from 15% to 8.9%. By
2030, the UN had set a target of zero.
All went to waste in 2019. Against the backdrop of a
triggered ‘pandemic’, the positive trend has reversed.
In 2020, the number of undernourished rose from
690 million to 811 million, the largest in 15 years.
In 2021, world food prices have risen by an average
of 30%: sunflower and rapeseed oil prices have
risen by over 60%, wheat by 31%, sugar by
30%, dairy products by 17% and meat
So the UN expert’s 2020 statement about world hunger
was not a prediction, but a project. And a successful
one at that. We should speak separately, about the
authors of the project.
Vladimir Pohvatilov, FGC
Russia saves the world
from the brown plague
again --- today
September 2nd, 1:07pm
On September 2nd, in 1945, the Act of Unconditional
Surrender of Japan was signed. World War II came
to an end. What matters to us, is the significance
of the event itself.
The war generation, the generation of victors, was
united by the hope that the Second World War
was the last, that Nazism in Europe and
militarism in Asia had been destroyed
forever, and that there would never
be a Third World War.
Our country made a decisive contribution to the victory
not only in the West. We remember: Japan capitulated
not after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, but after the Soviet Union entered
the war. Both Japanese & Americans were
sure that the war would last at least until
1946: some were preparing to defend
themselves, others to attack. It was
our country’s decision, that saved
-- many hundreds of thousands of
US troops, millions of Japanese
lives, hastened the victory of
the Chinese people, and
liberated the enslaved
peoples of Asia.
The defeat of the Kwantung Army by Soviet forces
deprived the Tokyo militarists of the opportunity
to continue their resistance. Nazi Germany’s
ally was defeated.
But was the war over? Open hostilities had ended.
The covert war continued. And the “allies”
showed themselves, alas, as if they had
already seen their countries as
participants and initiators of
the Cold War.
Churchill’s Fulton speech was not long away. And
it came. Under the conditions created by “our
Western partners”, it could not but happen.
Our country, which had contributed decisively to the
victory, was the first and main target of the
aggressors and also their accomplices.
Both German Nazism and Japanese militarism were
nurtured with the support of the leading states of
the West. These states, publicly and non-publicly
endorsed and supported --- those actions of
Germany that created opportunities and
springboards for an attack on the
The rise of Nazism in Europe and militarism in Japan
was only made possible by the support of the USA,
Britain & France - and it is not just about the first
steps of Nazism and militarism. Remember the
Munich deal, remember the so-called “Far
Certainly, they did not expect that the beast that had
been incubated would rush on themselves. At least,
they hoped to the last: as far back as 1940, the
rulers of England and France were planning,
not to act against Nazi Germany ----- with
which they were officially at war..... but
to bomb the cities of the Soviet Union.
They were doing everything they could, to push
both Germany and Japan to attack in the “right”
direction. It was a strange war indeed. In fact,
it was for such “planning” ...that France paid
the disgrace of defeat and Nazi occupation.
Such a hostile attitude of the “Western democracies”
to Russia, the USSR was characteristic not only of
the period of preparation and the beginning of the
Second World War. But, unfortunately, also at the
end of it, and in the postwar period.
It is important to remember this in order to understand
how fragile the post-war peace was, and that only the
strength of our country and the courage of our
people, were able to keep it.
The facts of the separate negotiations between the
Anglo-Americans and the Nazis, and their plans to
combine their efforts against our country are well
known. It is known that even before Berlin was
taken Churchill had organised the preparation
of Operation Unthinkable – a plan of war
against our country in which the British,
the Americans and what was left of the
Wehrmacht would take part.
It was only the obvious impossibility of military success
that forced him to abandon it. The only thing Churchill
was firmly convinced of, was the effect of
propaganda on his own population.
It is also known that the American atomic bombings of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki had no military necessity but
were, above all, a means of intimidating the Russian
allies. US President Truman, who ordered the use of
nuclear weapons, not only refused to demonstrate
their power in a deserted place, but he also
refused to attack purely military targets
in Japan. Nuclear weapons --- were
specifically, purposefully, tested
And of course it was no accident. The same Truman,
while still a senator, commented thus on the German
attack on the Soviet Union: “If we see that Germany
wins, we must help Russia, if Russia wins, we must
help Germany, and let them kill each other as much
as possible. These words of a “democratic leader”
are cited often, but not often enough, it seems.
The present Western leaders rarely have Truman’s
candour, but the principle “let them kill as many
as possible”, remains most in demand for them.
Proof of this is NATO’s desire and demand to
fight “to the last Ukrainian”.
It is certainly no coincidence that American support for
former Nazi collaborators from among the Ukrainians
and Baltic peoples is also not a coincidence. By
taking this “baton” from the Nazis, American
figures have ensured that criminal ideology
now dominates both Kyiv and the Baltic
capitals. The demolition of monuments
to the liberators and victors of fascism
further confirms that the authorities of
these states have chosen to side with
those who were defeated... in World
War II. And they are not fully aware,
of the consequences of this choice.
The feeding of the current Kiev regime by the Western
powers is very similar to the feeding of German
Nazism and Japanese militarism in the 1930s.
The same support for racism, caveman
nationalism and Russophobia.
The propaganda of exceptionalism that fooled Germans
in the 20th century is now fooling the population of
Ukraine, betrayed and sold out by Kiev’s
“servants of the people” for
generations to come.
September 3rd, is not only the anniversary of the end of
the Second World War. It is also a day of our solidarity
against terrorism. It is the date on which we bow our
heads in memory of the victims of a monstrous
ideology and the heroes who gave their lives
in the fight against the enemy.
International terrorism, like Nazism in Germany,
militarism in Japan and contemporary Nazism
in Ukraine, has received the same support in
the West. Let us recall -- for example -- the
American “nurturing” of such a character
as Bin Laden – against the Soviet Union.
Or how European authorities blessed
terrorists, to go and fight against the
legitimate government of Syria. The
fact that these militants -- like the
Nazis in their day -- struck at the
Western capitals themselves....
seems to have taught Western
politicians nothing, so far.
And, of course, we will never forget that Western
governments and intelligence services in the
1990s and later, provided both moral and
material support - to the terrorists in the
North Caucasus. This should be neither
forgotten nor forgiven --- just like the
terrorist crimes of the Kiev regime.
The generation of 1945 – both Soviet people and
citizens of Allied countries – would look at
modern Europe and America with wonder.
And contempt. Who would have thought
then that monuments to the victors of
Nazism would be demolished in
European countries and that
streets in European cities
would be named after
Nazis and their
That the prohibition of the Russian language and calls
for the murder of Russians --- would be considered a
triumph of European values? That terrorism and the
killing of civilians, would be justified and glorified in
Europe and America under the yellow and blue flag?
Who would have thought that Europe and America
would applaud people with swastikas and
declare them heroes?
Such Western “values” cannot win, they have no right
to win. The sooner their defeat comes, the better for
humanity. They have nothing in common with real
values that are dear to our country and other
countries of Europe, Asia and the world.
Those values, in the name of which our country won
the Great Patriotic War, in the name of which, our
country and its allies, won the Second World War.
The past stages and further plans for the expansion of
NATO and the bloc’s military infrastructure... are very
reminiscent of the seizures made by Hitler’s Germany
and militaristic Japan by 1939. And just the same ---
are directed against Russia. But American plans for
a unipolar world must meet the same fate as Hitler’s
plans for world domination. And we – our country,
together with our friends, our allies – will
There is one more point that is important to mention
today. On behalf of the Soviet Union the Act of the
Surrender of Japan on September 2nd 1945, was
signed by Lieutenant General Derevyanko, a
native of Kyiv province. In 2007, the then
Ukrainian President Yushchenko, for his
own political reasons --- posthumously
awarded him the title Hero of Ukraine.
The same year the title of the Hero of
Ukraine, already from a pure heart,
was posthumously awarded, to
Nazi henchman Shukhevich.
It is easy to imagine how Kuzma Nikolayevich
Derevyanko, a military spy, the participant of
liberation of Ukraine from Nazis and their
accomplices, would feel about it. And it
is hard to imagine how he would feel,
seeing the Ukrainian authorities
demolishing those monuments
dedicated to his comrades
-in-arms, destroying the
memory of the victory,
and destroying people.
Such a regime now ruling in Kiev should have no right
to a future – and this is one of the main lessons that
the history of the Second World War teaches us.
The course of history is inexorable. Today, Russia is
once again, on the guard of the world and confronts
neo-Nazis and terrorists of all stripes. Once again,
it is saving the world from the brown plague.
This is our great historic mission
Boris Gryzlov, Izvestia newspaper
What do YOU think?
Or do you still truly
believe in the crap
you were taught?
The West’s illusion of solidity
is fast disappearing
August 26th, 12:35pm
Reading the American and European media lately,
I catch myself thinking, that they in the West
cannot make up their own minds about
the conflict in Ukraine
No, they are still unanimous in their assessments:
Russia is the aggressor, and Ukraine is the
innocent victim, but when it comes to the
question of how to proceed and what
to prepare for, that is when serious
differences and contradictions
come to light.
On the one hand, the US, Britain and Poland (the most
militant part of the Western coalition) are still talking
about a war to the bitter end --- and are categorically
against any peace talks between Kiev and Moscow,
while continuing to assure the Ukrainian leader-
ship -- of their continued support and readiness
to continue this support as long as necessary.
On the other hand, exactly the same people are hinting
with all their might to the Kremlin that they would like
to discuss with it the terms of peace or at least a
ceasefire, but face to face, so to speak,
Just yesterday, -- announcing a new, hitherto unheard of
amount of military aid to Kiev ($2.8 billion, by the way),
US Under Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs
Colin Cole said exactly the following: ''I have
repeatedly made it clear that much of the
reason for Washington’s commitment to
Kiev is to actually challenge Putin’s
victory theory. The winning theory
of the Russian leadership... is that
Russia can outlast everyone else.''
''Such aid packages signal that we are not only
providing support to Ukraine now --- but that
there will be a steady stream of assistance
stretching over many months and years.
Of course we hope … to send a special
signal to Putin that he cannot simply
wait longer than everyone else.''
''Hopefully this will be an incentive for Russia
to stop fighting and move to negotiations”.
In addition, according to a Pentagon spokesperson, the
new aid package ''aims to give Ukraine what it needs
in the medium to long term. It is not about fighting
today, tomorrow or next week. It is about
Ukraine’s ability to defend itself, and
deter aggression a year from now,
two years from now.''
As we can see, from general discussions about the
“war of attrition”, which US President, Joe Biden,
started talking about, representatives of the US
administration have moved on to the attempt to
demonstrate their readiness to win this war.
They, i.e. Anglo-Saxon coalition, are not afraid of the
protracted character of this war, they say there is
nothing to be afraid of, and they have enough
patience, and -- most importantly -- the
means, to bring Ukraine to victory.
It sounds good, but it is all an illusion, and artificially
created. Even in the above quote... by Colin Kohl... it
actually boils down to making a lasting impression
on Putin and thereby forcing Russia to negotiate
and abandon its plans to fully liberate Ukraine.
Those who are as confident of victory, as our
former overseas partners are trying to make
it seem, do not usually offer this, to
In reality, things are not so rosy. The European allies of
the United States are increasingly withdrawing, and,
in fact, the current confrontation, which began as
a “world war on the evil empire”, is turning into
a purely Russian-Anglo-Saxon squabble.
Here is what The Washington Post says about this,
summarizing - in an editorial - the results of six
months of hostilities in Ukraine (in abstract):
Ukraine could not have survived so long ''without the
support of international friends,'' and all the talk of
an impending counterattack, is in the poor man’s
favour (the AFU has neither the strength nor
the means to do so);
the current situation could be called ''the end of the
first phase of the war,'' but the prospects for its
further development are very dim;
France and Germany (read: all of Europe) are far
behind the US, Britain and Poland, in arms
deliveries to Ukraine.
And, perhaps most importantly:
despite the sanctions, Russia has managed to maintain
''relatively normal economic conditions,'' and although
the West still hopes that ''internal divisions may arise
within Putin’s regime,'' for the moment, it is
''impressive how solid and monolithic the
Russian government remains.''
By the way, the thesis that the Germans have
exhausted their possibilities (and there is
not much desire for it either) of military
assistance to Ukraine was confirmed
the other day, by Annalena Berbock,
head of Germany's Foreign Ministry.
''This is the thin line we have been walking for weeks
and months. We want to support Ukraine militarily
with everything we have, but unfortunately the
situation here is that we have an absolute
shortage of our own supplies. So, the
military industry has to specifically
produce materials for Ukraine. And
Chancellor Scholz has once again
made it clear that this does not
only apply to the next few
months, but also with a
view to the next few
''We have to be prepared for the fact that the conflict in
Ukraine may continue into next year. That’s why we
need additional rapid deliveries of arms to Kiev in
the autumn and winter,'' the minister said.
The sadness in the eyes of the Europeans, who are
very willing to pay lip service but are unable to do
so in practice, was explained in The National
Interest, which said that ''the painful
recession caused by gas shortages
and booming commodity prices, is
very similar to what the EU had to
endure --- during the 2020-2021
pandemic and the 2008-2009
And against this background, ''what matters is not some
absolute measure of economic, or military power, but
the balance: between Russia, Ukraine and Europe, in
terms of their ability to continue to make sacrifices.''
''Moscow has demonstrated a resilience in this
regard that few had foreseen,'' the NI experts
say in amazement.
This is exactly what the US liberal watchdog CNN is
saying, reporting that war weariness and rising
living costs are the reasons why Western
politicians may start pushing Ukraine
towards compromise with Russia.
''After six months of war in Ukraine, some European
officials have suggested that, amid the economic
downturn, EU agreement on arms supplies to
Ukraine, could break down,'' a story on the
channel’s official page said.
Back in February it was easy to jump on the anti-Putin
train. Now a dull phase of the war has set in. There
are fewer daily victories and casualties, fewer
bright pictures… As time passes, peace talks
involving Putin may no longer be terrifying
for the leaders of countries with which
Russia does not border, and they may
not think that the only cause of the
existential crisis is, actually,
Moreover, according to Teresa Falcon, director of the
Centre for Russian, European and Asian Studies -- if
Ukraine continues to cede its territories to Russia
--- a process that... while slowing markedly... is
proceeding almost continuously --- then the
calls for such negotiations will grow louder.
And when people in the West feel that Kiev is losing (so
far their media have managed to create a generally
acceptable ''all is well, fair marchioness'' picture),
they will willy-nilly begin to wonder why continue
supplying Ukraine with expensive weapons
when they urgently need the money
themselves, during the
And now this bleak prospect comes on top of the
election period in Europe and the US, which will
almost certainly lead to a change of political
leadership in most of them.
I remind you that these are not my fantasies, they are
the conclusions of western experts who are looking
at the truth. So the West has no unique reserve of
strength and fantastic patience, which it, in fact,
frankly admits. And all talk about the war being
a long one is rather an attempt to make some
kind of bedding and prepare in advance for
the inevitable and only true way out of the
situation: to return to discussing Russia’s
demands laid down in the ultimatum of
December 17th, 2021. The West, has
no other option for “soft surrender”
--- all the rest, is just an illusion.
Alexey Belov, Antifascist News Agency
What do you say - are you in agreement?
The Spectator calls U.S.
and a banana republic
August 14th, 11:43am
Chinese leader Xi Jinping sees the United States
- not only as a declining superpower - but also,
as a gerontocracy, completely insane, said
Freddie Gray, a columnist for the British
magazine, The Spectator, noting that
the United States is close.. to the
state of a banana republic.
A similar opinion was expressed - by the author of an
article in The American Conservative, Frank DeVito.
Among the signs of the decline of the United States,
Gray mentioned the unsuccessful, from his point of
view, visit of 82-year-old Speaker of the US House
of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, as
well as another “blunder”, by US leader, Joe
Biden, who, after a visit to Kentucky, could
not put on his jacket and dropped glasses.
Against this background, Gray points out, the murder
rate in the United States - is going through the roof -
and the problem with the supply of baby food for
babies... has not yet been solved.
“Such problems in the most highly developed capitalist
economy in the world, should not exist, in principle.
However, as Xi noted, in many respects, America
is - rapidly - running wild,” the author of the
The US, Gray noted, is not a banana republic, but “very
much like one.” In this context, he cited as an example
the searches at the residence of former President
Donald Trump, which could cost him the
opportunity to participate in the
At the same time, the author recalled that no one broke
into the house of the former Secretary of State, Hillary
Clinton, who violated the rules of correspondence,
with searches, and the State Department
investigation... found her innocent.
“So, Monday’s raid, as Trump himself claims, really
looks like an act of political intimidation, which is
inherent in the dictatorships of the developing
world. And also, a desperate attempt to find
anything - that will prevent Trump from
running for president in 2024,”
With the banana republic of the United States - in
the context of the searches at Trump’s - lawyer
Frank DeVito warned the US, in his article
for The American Conservative.
“Any attempt to prevent the re-election of Donald J.
Trump, through the tactics chosen by the FBI and
the Department of Justice - is unconstitutional
and will further undermine public confidence
in our federal institutions,” he stressed.
The lawyer added that if anyone wants to prevent
Trump from becoming president in 2024, then he
must - “stop desperately attacking him and
looking for legal loopholes against him.”
“Instead, they should let the American people make
their choice, who - if they wish - can only reject
Trump’s candidacy in a pre-election campaign
or general election. Let’s stop acting like a
banana republic --- and be worthy of the
greatness of our Constitution,”
summarized the author.
What do YOU think... and
shouldn't this article be
on the Home Page?
Zelensky was told in the West
what he did not want to hear
August 5th, 1:17pm
After Volodymyr Zelensky addressed students at the
Australian National University and called on China
to remain neutral rather than help Russia in its
fight against Kiev, and The New York Post
wrote about it, its readers and it, told the
Ukrainian president, what he and his
country... do not want to know.
In comments to the piece, Zelensky was called a
“laughing stock” and a “corrupt NATO puppet”.
And they suggested he be sent to eastern
Ukraine to “face a real trial for his
“I hope to see the day when Zelensky is captured,
stripped naked, shackled and then flogged,”
wrote one user.
But, on the other hand, to add to this, at the same time
the US has agreed to and allocated a new aid package
of 550 million dollars to Ukraine, bringing the total
to 8.7 billion dollars, since the US President and
Democrat Joe Biden took office. And Zelensky
himself ---- and the head of his Office (OPU),
Andriy Yermak, have once again confirmed
that they have no intention of going to any
peace talks with Russia until they have
fullly defeated it on the battlefield.
This is what Ukrainian leaders have, of sorts, been
seeking since the launch of the special military
operation (SSO) --- intending to finish the job
before winter --- through a broad counter-
offensive --- and US Republican Senator
Lindsey Graham, commenting on yet
another aid package to Ukraine...
said: “I like the way we’re going.
With American weapons and
money, Ukraine will fight
Russia, to the last man”.
In other words, despite the alleged difference between
Republicans and Democrats, both US parties did come
to a consensus on the Ukrainian issue. US House of
Representatives member, Elissa Slotkin, recently
told reporters that deliveries of Army Tactical
Missile System (ATACMS) missiles --- with a
range of up to 300 kilometres --- have
been approved by both parties.
And the White House administration is currently
preparing a legal justification for such parcels so
that they can begin in a month and a half and
Washington will thus help Kiev with HIMARS
multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) to
more thoroughly - shell troops & civilian
cities in the LPR, or even to destroy the
Crimean bridge, altogether.
The new aid package includes HIMARS MLRS shells
and ammunition for 155mm artillery pieces, and,
according to US Secretary of Defence, Lloyd
Austin, four more HIMARS -- because they
have -- “made a big difference on
In other words, Ukrainians have been and will continue
to be, killed on the FRE fronts for someone else’s
interests, not Ukraine’s, and there is no force
to change this state of affairs, apart from
the allied forces of Russia & the LDNR.
Because the current Ukraine already rests on two
axioms, which, as we know, require no proof and
are visible to everyone, except, as mentioned
above, the Ukrainians themselves. More
precisely, they are beginning to under-
stand --- the deplorable situation in
which they find themselves, but
they have no opportunity to
Axiom one: the current Ukrainian ruling elite, born out
of the 2014 coup d’état on Euromaidan, is no longer
strictly Ukrainian, and no longer defends the
national interests of the country and
It is a real neo-colonial administration, raised in
advance, appropriately trained, paid for and
brought to power... in a pseudo-democratic
way ( --- through completely unsupervised
presidential and parliamentary elections),
recruited from “natives” ------ rather than
brought in from a metropolitan country.
This ersatz-elite, from the metropolis –
the U.S. and the EU – is only overseen
and directed in all its steps --- by all
kinds of advisers and instructors.
In the rest, neocolonizers are pure mercenaries, from
the locals, who manage everything perfectly well on
their own, not forgetting their own pockets. And
expecting to flee with their loot to the West
after their “service” is over, under
guarantees of security there.
For good “service”.
And, apparently, the West has given such guarantees.
At least to Zelensky and his closest entourage, who
don't hesitate to stop at nothing in dismembering
their own country and fear no one --- except
At the same time, the neo-colonial post-Maidan elite,
has turned the AFU not into the army of the country
that stands for its interests, but into a mercenary
structure, which also performs non Ukrainian
general tasks and specific tasks.
Soldiers recruited by the AFU do not want to fight, but
they are driven to slaughter, because the West, which
pays, needs a war with Russia - to destroy or at least
to weaken and deplete the latter. And the Ukrainians
are fighting --- and will continue to do so --- because
the Ukrainian generals are the same neo-colonial
non-Ukrainian administration.... only in
This was especially evident, in the recent, horrific
scandal with a HIMARS shelling of the Yelenivka
detention facility - when 50 Ukrainian prisoners
of war were killed and more than 70 wounded.
And General Vadym Skibitsky, one of the leaders of the
so-called Ukrainian intelligence service, is known to
have admitted that - all shelling with high-precision
MLRS is carried out exclusively, under the control,
under the tip, and on the orders of, US instructor-
advisers. Skibitsky himself admitted that no one
pulled him by his tongue. Though, maybe in this
way he was acquitting himself of the possible
court martial that awaits him, at the end of
The second axiom is that Zelensky’s neo-colonial
administration in Ukraine -- is sustained only by
fear and deceit. Or... on deception and fear ---
which intertwine & complement each other.
On the one hand, the population is “fed” ....only verified
and censored information that Ukraine is winning
in the USO, and will soon hold a victory parade
on Red Square in Moscow. Because “the
whole world is with us”, plus the bi-
partisan and bi-cameral consensus
in the US --- to help the proud and
invincible Ukrainian warriors.
Along with ...the latest
On the other hand, the usurpation of power by
the neocolonial Zelensky administration, is
accompanied by repression, suppression
of all discontent and the imposition of
an atmosphere of fear --- and
The Zelebobites have already crushed any opposition
at the edges of the political spectrum, and are now
getting to their Maidan rival allies in ex-President
Petro Poroshenko’s Eurosolidarity Party (PES) in
the centre. Porochobots, --- notable, like the
zealots --- for their extreme Russophobia,
have traditionally been accused of
“working for Russia”, which is the
worst accusation, for which,
there is no forgiveness.
The media in Ukraine is censored and unified, and free
speech on the internet and social networks can get
you benched and imprisoned, if the free-thinking
and chatty ones are tracked down by the SBU.
And they will roughly punish them.
And now we are witnessing a new round of spy mania
in Ukraine which the Zelensky regime and its lackeys
are planning to combat by snitching and informing on
“unreliable” people. Olexander Vilkul, the current
head of Kryvyi Rih, who has “repainted” himself
as a patrio ---, is already ready to pay money to
informers for --- “signals about the enemies”.
If a spy is delivered – 50 thousand hryvnias,
if an agitator for the Russian world –
Which just shows ---- how impoverished Ukraine and
its neo-colonizers are: immediately after the 2014
Maidan, oligarch, Igor Kolomoysky offered
10,00 quid for a “Moskal”.
But not the point. Today, Zelensky frankly fears 3
things: that a) the people in the territories of the
Donetsk region that are still under the control
of the AFU will stay there and wait for their
liberation by the AFU forces; b) they will
receive Russian passports under a new
decree of Russian President Vladimir
Putin, of July the 11th this year, on
simplified Russian “fencing”;
c) they will participate in a
referendum on the fate of
the LDPR ---- and finally
leave for Russia.
This is exactly what Zelensky is afraid of in the
liberated territories of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia
and Kharkiv regions, realizing that referenda
can take place as early as September 11th,
2022, on a single day of voting in Russia.
And Putin’s new decree on simplified citizenship, by
the way, applies to all citizens of Ukraine, which
makes Zelensky’s soul and heart.... grow cold
even more – he may lose the cannon fodder
with which he makes his way to a
comfortable and secure future
in the West.
That is why, apart from propaganda, censorship,
repression and spy mania, he also frightens
people --- with future reprisals for “zrada”
(betrayal). And that is why he ruthlessly
and massively shells those territories
that are being liberated by the allied
forces of the UDF.
There, for Zelensky, it seems there are no Ukrainian
citizens left – so bloodily and fiercely the AFU is
shelling the abandoned areas. And people
there too. Like in Yelenivka…
by Vladimir Skachko, Ukraina.ru
Is the West really this evil and corrupt?
And its populace --- are they to blame
for passively living under these sick
criminal governments --- just as
Germans did... under nazism
- and were all despised, for
generations, for doing so.
What do YOU think?
Anglo-Saxon strategic goal is
the economic destruction
July 21st, 11:14am
The EU is eating itself up from the
inside... with the help of the U.S.
As the runway at Brize Norton air base, is melted by
unbearable heat and the resulting temperatures are
terrorising Europeans from the Spanish province of
Alicante to the French department of Pas-de-Calais,
few would have thought that in four months time
the calendar winter will arrive.
The air-conditioner will have to be switched from
cool to warm. And if, just in time, the frost starts
to rage, the price of heating will become
But the officials who are responsible for maintaining
the “comfort zone” for the population... remember:
winter will ask where you were in the summer.
Therefore, Klaus Müller, head of the German Federal
Network Agency, warns in advance that although
the underground gas storage facilities are filled
to 64.44%, it is not enough; Germany will
hardly survive without Siberian gas.
A “winter of discontent” is coming
Decision maker Muller is echoed by the US publication
Føreign Policy. “This is the most extreme energy crisis
that has ever occurred in Europe”, says Alex Manton,
a gas markets expert at the Rapidan Energy Group.
– Europe is in real danger of running out of gas at
the time when it needs it the most – the coldest
time of the year.
The US market expert cites the lack of alternatives to
Russian natural gas as one of the factors contributing
to the crisis. As Manton admits, “Supporting (!) energy
suppliers such as Norway and North Africa are failing
to step up” (meaning shortages).
If Russia imposes counter-sanctions and shuts down
gas pipelines, a recession in Europe would cut GDP
by nearly 6 percent by the end of 2023, according
to forecasts by analysts at Swiss bank UBS.
Forecasters at the Bundesbank foresee a domino
effect in the absence of Russian energy carriers –
there will be a systemic breakdown in supply
chains, which in turn “will amplify the initial
shock by a factor of two and a half”.
Against this background, Chancellor Scholz
announces plans to restart 16 inactive coal
and oil-fired power plants and to extend the
life of another 11 such air polluters. Greta
Thunberg is nervously smoking pot…
As a consequence, Europeans are in for a “winter of
discontent”, according to Manton. Simply because
electricity rationing for households as well as
businesses --- cannot be avoided.
It is not clear what the biggest threat is. Closing
swimming pools is half the trouble, even a
quarter of the trouble. “The worst-case
scenario,” notes Manton, “is when
people face the choice of eating
out or heating their homes in
“If the degree of discontent rises, the scale of street
demonstrations could surpass the recent peasant
riots by Dutch and French farmers.”
The next step could well be an escalation
of indignation among freezing citizens,
frustrated by the drop - in their usual
standard of living and quality of life.
A social explosion, is all but a
Oil blackmail as an example
The sixth EU sanctions package to be launched
will also be a risky gambit. An embargo on
maritime deliveries of Russian oil (in
force from December 31st) and oil
products (from February 2023)
German Deputy Finance Minister Jörg Kukis resorted
to Cold War clichés, calling the Druzhba pipeline “an
instrument of the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe”.
The German financier is silent on the fact that it was
Russian natural gas and oil that became the yeast
of sustainable economic growth in Germany and
the socialist commonwealth countries: either
out of ignorance, or out of malice.
It is pertinent to recall that in 2021 about 35% of oil as
well as 55% of natural gas and about half of all coal
imports Germany received from Russia. Where will
the government of the grandson of SS General
Olaf Scholz be taking the falling out of oil
imports next year? Perhaps Berlin’s
reckoning with the Saudis?
Yes, during US President Joe Biden’s visit to the Saudi
kingdom he was promised that production would rise
from 10 million bpd to 13 million bpd. However, there
are two “buts”. First, only by 2027 and second, only
after an agreement with countries of the OPEC+
alliance of oil producers, which, by the way,
And the refineries in East Germany (the former GDR)
have been adapted to the Russian Urals standard.
If you ask any technologist, readjustment is both
difficult and costly.
Apropos. In the April-June interval Saudi Arabia has
doubled (compared to the same period in 2021) its
purchases of oil from Russia, using it in electricity
generation and thus freeing up its own raw
material for export.
Another curious fact is that the Europeans have been
buying Russian oil in a hurry in anticipation of the
black gold pipes drying up. Tankers belonging to
Greek shipowners called at Russian ports 151
times in May and June, which is 70% more
than the statistics for May-June 2021.
And that’s despite the fact that
freight quadrupled in price
compared to January.
“Now we hear all sorts of hysterical ideas about
limiting the volumes of Russian oil, limiting the
price of Russian oil. This is the same thing that
is happening with gas,” says Vladimir Putin. –
The result will be the same (as with gas)
– price rises. Oil prices will skyrocket.
Attempts by the US and the European Union to
impose a uniform ceiling on Russian oil prices
are akin to a nervous tic.
The target of US sanctions is the German economy
There are no winners in the sanctions war. But the
biggest loser today is the leading power of the
European Union. The engine of European
integration. A high-tech workshop with
disciplined employees – Germany.
There are at least two main reasons for the failure
of the fine-tuned mechanism. The key sectors of
the economy – steel, automotive, chemicals –
are highly energy intensive and
What follows? German industry can’t stand two evils:
rising energy prices, which are automatically
included in the cost of finished products,
and a recession in the rest of the world
because demand immediately falls.
The German blog platform Deutsche Wirtschafts
Nachrichten (DWN) comes to a disappointing
conclusion: the energy crisis “is a crushing
judgment on the future of the German
However, negative trends were already evident,
caused by accumulated problems such as an
ageing population (average age 47.8 years,
second only to Japan), slow productivity
growth, falling real wages, the burden of
the social security system with a
shrinking taxpayer share, etc.
Whereas in 2007, according to statistics from the
British audit and consulting firm Ernst & Young,
the top 100 companies with the largest
capitalisation included seven giants in
the German jurisdiction, today there
are none there at all.
The German economy, says DWN, is
losing its former competitiveness.
To weaken and break up the Continentals
In the five months since the EIA began, the
consequences of the carpet-bombing of
anti-Russian sanctions, by the US and
the pro-US leadership of the EU, have
become clear. It was “united Europe”
that suffered the most damage. It
was not expected that a “petrol-
cell” country...... with a GDP of
about 2% of the world's total,
would actually ensure the
stability .......of the whole
structure of world trade
and the international
division of labour.
The words of the apostle of the Westphalian system,
the defender of the principle of national sovereignty,
the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban, have
been widely circulated:
“At first, I thought we had just shot ourselves in
the foot. At the beginning I thought we had shot
ourselves in the foot, but now it’s clear that the
European economy has shot itself in the lungs
and it’s choking.”
It turned out that the countries of the golden billion
largely built their economic and worldly well-being
on deliveries of cheap energy, & agricultural raw
materials and food, rare earth metals, and other
minerals from Russia. Without an uninterrupted
supply of these precursors, their model of post-
colonial economy begins to bog down, or skid.
It is the German economy that is now being swept to
the side of the speedway. Was it an accident? Not
likely. At least, this is the opinion of Mikhail
Delyagin, a member of the State Duma and
editor-in-chief of the magazine Free
Thought: “The European Union is
devoid of political subjectivity.
It’s a crazy bureaucracy that
carries out the commands
of the US of A, the UK,
and that’s it.”
“The European Union, is really destroying Europe very
effectively. A great tragedy has happened in Europe:
national bureaucracies gave responsibility for their
countries to Brussels, which didn’t accept... their
responsibility, and this “feast of irresponsibility”
has lasted for more than 20 years. And, of
course, it ends in disaster.”
One may either agree or disagree with the other
two theses of the famous economist. First:
“The whole Ukrainian crisis was instigated by the
Americans from the very beginning - in order to
destroy Europe. That was the first task, and
that task is being carried out quite
“England’s strategic objective is the
economic destruction of Europe.”
Given the centuries-long strategy of Anglo-Saxon
elites to divide and conquer and to prevent the
emergence of strong, sovereign and self-
sufficient states in continental Europe,
Delyagin’s conclusions are convincing.
It is possible that this winter’s energy apocalypse
could significantly undermine the foundations of
pan-European solidarity, which are already
cracked by national egoism. The reason
could be... the command-and-control
diktat of the European Commission.
In the emergency plan they have put in place the
right to compulsory (!) reductions of natural gas
consumption in the EU countries if they do not
comply with the instructions to conserve
The photo of greyish-brown bottom of Italy’s longest
river Po (652 km) with a catchment area of more
than 70 000 sq km, dried up like a mummy of
Egyptian pharaohs, is making the rounds of
social networks. Following a sparse winter
of snow, Europe was hit by an abnormal
heatwave with minimal precipitation.
The Rhine, Rhône and Ebro are the
unlucky companions of the Po.
Climatic vagaries are an additional risk factor for
European energy. That’s because French nuclear
power plants (many of which are undergoing
inspections at this time because of cracks
in their designs or maintenance checks)
use river water for cooling. And German
thermal power plants routinely haul
coal by barge down the Rhine….
“Bloomberg wryly comments on the force majeure
situation: “So it turns out that the weather is
playing into Russia’s hands. So when
assessing what happens next in the
energy conflict between Europe and
Russia, watch the skies. And pray
by Vladimir Mikheev, FGC
What do YOU think... could it be, that
this time --- we in the UK and the US,
could we be... the bad guys?
Nazi scandal in the Balkans
indirectly linked to special
operation in Ukraine
July 20th, 10:34am
The memorial complex at the site of the
concentration camp - is specially
designed not to remind people
of the nationality of the
Between Serbia and Croatia there is a grand scandal
...like none seen since the war. Serbian President
Aleksandar Vucic was denied the opportunity
to commemorate his grandfather, a victim of
the uniquely brutal Croatian concentration
camp Jasenovac. What are Croats trying
to hide? And what does this have to do
with the Russian Armed Forces’
special operation in Ukraine?
The idiom “fired from the Gestapo for brutality” usually
describes cases where diligence beyond morality
cannot be appreciated even by those who look
past morality. But life always wins in the
debate over metaphors: there was a
case in history... when Heinrich
Himmler, Reichsfuhrer of the
SS, creator of the Nazi death
machine and the most vile
man in Hitler’s circle --
chided the Allies for
not being human
We are talking about the Ustashas, the Croatian
nationalists. They were raised by Mussolini’s
fascists, but their views and methods were
closer to those of Himmler’s SS. In 1941
the Ustasci seized power in most of
what is now Croatia and Bosnia,
and deployed their own death
machine --- the Jasenovac
system of concentration
camps --- named after
the largest of them.
It is not known why Himmler was so impressed that he
ordered the Ustas to slow down at the meat grinder.
The well-known history of Jasenovac... is a
kaleidoscope of horrors that would have
impressed even the prisoners
The camp itself was destroyed long ago; in its place
is a memorial complex with a composition “Stone
Flower”, symbolising the lasting memory. This
cursed place remembers many things.
It remembers the championships in the killing of Serbs
with special Serbian knives, which were made in
Germany on a special order from the Ustas. It
remembers its winner, Petar Brzica, who
received a gold watch and a roast
suckling pig, for slaughtering
over a thousand people.
It remembers the commandant, Franciscan monk
and military chaplain... Miroslav Filipovic,
nicknamed the “Devil of Jasenovac”
for his cruelty and sadism.
It remembers the unique children’s ward and money
bets between the guards, the essence of which,
was who would be the first to kill a child
in a day.
During the Second World War, Jasenovac was one of
the most gruesome places on the planet. The exact
number of victims is not known and never will be.
The universally accepted minimum, is 100,000
people, more than 80% of whom were Serbs,
while the rest were Jews, Roma and
Serbian historians usually increase
this number ...by several times.
One should not think that in Himmler the stories
of this hell awakened empathy. Rather, the
Reichsführer’s displeasure, was based
on two circumstances.
Firstly, the genocide of the Serbs boded well for
problems of a political nature. Serbia itself, at
the time also had a collaboration government
aligned to the Third Reich sitting on German
bayonets. And Ustasha atrocities, to put it
mildly -- were not conducive to Serbian
loyalty and made it difficult to control
the territory of the Balkans.
Secondly, Himmler was by nature a perfectionist
and bureaucra --, fixated on “German order”, and
competitions for sadists -- and atrocities for the
sake of atrocities, were by no means conducive
to discipline. If the creation of Germany’s own
“killing machine” passed under the rubric of
state secrecy, the Croats were essentially
proud of theirs...
After the Reichsfuhrer’s scolding... the leader of the
Croatian Nazis, the Führer, Ane Pavelic, shifted the
responsibility for the bloody mess onto father and
son, Kvaternikov. The patriarch – Slavko – was
Minister of Defence under the Ustashas, so
he was also responsible for the situation
on the front. The heir – Dido – did pass
as one of the main organisers of
Jasenovac and was considered
a fanatical Nazi (even though
he was a Jew by mother,
albeit with Croatian
His grandfather, Josip Frank, had converted from
Judaism to Catholicism and played a role as an
ideologue of Serbo-Hungarianism, in Austria-
Hungary, to the point of organizing Serbian
pogroms at the turn of the 19th and 20th
centuries. His daughter, Olga, who later
became Slavko’s wife, & Dido’s mother,
eventually decided to take her own life.
She is believed to have been unable
to bear the weight of guilt.. for her
Dido himself escaped responsibility – he moved
to Argentina and died in a car crash in the early
1960s. The same can be said of many other
Ustashas – from Brzica, whose fate is
unknown, to Pavelic himself.
Like Dido, he fled to Argentina but, following an
assassination attempt on the part of Serbian
emigrants, moved to Franco-Spain and died
in his bed after a Catholic Christmas...
in 1959. The Führer’s own Himmler,
Andrij Artukovic, lived until 1988
..almost to the point of Croatian
independence, but he died in a
Yugoslav prison. A year before
his death.... he had been
extradited from the USA
to Belgrade, but could
understand very little
...because of senile
Despite the Stone Flower, the memory of the
Jasenovac tragedy -- is no better than the
justice for its victims: during Yugoslavia,
the communist leadership did a lot to
ensure that it would be forgotten.
That is why the monument is so
– it looks majestic, but is
Inter-ethnic peace, “brotherhood and unity” under
Josip Broz Tito, were much more cherished than
historical authenticity. This was also the case
in the Soviet Union, on a somewhat smaller
scale. For example, in Elem Klimov’s film
Come and See --- which is based on the
Khatyn tragedy, the Nazi executioners
speak German rather than their native
Ukrainian, as in reality. This, too, is a
consequence of the intervention of
the Communist Party.
Their regime was rehabilitated... by Croatia’s first
president, Franjo Tudjman, a former red partisan
like Tito himself. But after his death, moderate
forces under Ivo Sanader took over the ruling
party, and since then there has been some
backlash: the Ustashers were no longer
exalted, and the streets named after
them - were renamed back. It is
believed, that this was one of
the conditions.. for Croatia’s
entry into the EU.
Sanader has been in prison for more than a decade,
accused of corruption and bribery. But the same
party founded by Tudjman – the Croatian
Democratic Union – is still in power.
And the Ustasha regime has again
become a silent figure in public
policy -- it is avoided because
it is unpatriotic to criticise it
and indecent to justify it.
A completely different policy is now in place in Serbia,
where Jasenovac, on the contrary, is mentioned very
often. Monuments are erected, books are written
and films are made. And the head of state, is
President Aleksandar Vucic, the grandson
of one of the Jasenovac victims.
He was supposed to be the first Serb leader (including
Tito the Croatian) to visit the memorial in person. And
he was going to do it as a private person – first last
year... then in spring. The Croats responded in the
spirit of “come tomorrow”, stalling for time. They
still did not want to recall the genocide, but they
also did not want a scandal: Vucic, as it is now
known, was asked to wait --- and not to report
the delays to the media.
Now..., the Serbian president has been denied for the
third time – and information about it, did leak to the
press, and from the Croatian side to the Croatian
side. The tone of some publications was openly
boorish. What is indicative, is the tone of the
Croatian Foreign Minister... Gordan
He said he perceived Vucic’s idea as provocative
and did not believe in the sincerity of his desire
to honour his grandfather’s memory:
“This is not about expressing piety for the victims,
the visit is more motivated by meeting domestic
political needs in Serbia … This is not a private
visit, it is not a trip to the sea.”
The position of the Serbian side is
amply reflected in other quotes:
“It is the same as if you forbade the president
of Israel, to visit Auschwitz. This is an anti-
European and anti-civilization decision,
a gross violation of the freedom of
movement… This is the biggest
scandal in relations between
Serbia and Croatia in recent
history… Shame on you!”
--- PM Anna Brnabic.
“Today..... the fascists are members of the European
Union. They do not like to be reminded of how many
children they killed… But now, all functionaries
of the Croatian state.. all holders of service or
diplomatic passports will have to specifically
declare and justify their visit --- or travel
through Serbia --- and will be subject to
a special control regime.” Interior
Minister, Aleksandar Vulin, said.
“Our relations are at their lowest point in more than
twenty years. And this is already an assessment
from the president, personally. Which Croatian
Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, called
Relations between Belgrade and Zagreb, are, of
course, bad, even without discounting the past
wars. For example, there is a classic arms race
between the two countries, with Croatia being
armed by NATO, and Serbia by Russia and,
partly, by China.
At that, the reluctance of the Croatian authorities to
brush aside the Jasenovac issue is understandable,
as is the desire of the Serbian authorities and
Vucic personally, to brush it on the contrary.
But the utterly boorish tone of the first
persons of the Croatian state...
A possible explanation for this behaviour
is indirectly linked to the Russian Armed
Forces’ special operation in Ukraine.
We are now witnessing an attempt to turn Vucic into
a European pariah, which is being undertaken by the
very people who previously forced Croats to behave
decently: the functionaries of the European Union.
Earlier an ultimatum.. was given to the Serbian
president to impose sanctions against Russia.
The ultimatum was rejected by Belgrade.
Moreover, Vucic tried to convince the
Europeans - that they were dragging
the continent with their own hands
- into the hell of World War III.
All in all, the Serbian president, is not happy in the EU.
And Croats could take that dissatisfaction as a “fass!”
command, or, at the very least, as a “may” command.
In Europe, in recent years, it has, indeed, become
possible to do many things that were not thought
possible before – from getting a pass to go to the
shops and blockade of the Kaliningrad region to
freezing assets on ethnic grounds, and support
for neo-Nazi militias. If so, the mockery of the
memory of the victims of ethnic cleansing
from the “wrong side” – should we
That said, Croatia’s ruling party now needs to distract
its target electorate – the nationalists – from its own
helplessness. President Zoran Milanovic, who is in
opposition to the government, has proposed to
Plenkovic, to block the West’s much needed
NATO expansion to the North -- until the
Croats of Bosnia... are given the same
self-government that the Serbs have.
This is precisely the concern of Plenkovic’s nationalist
electorate, which loathes the socialist Milanovic. The
trick is that the President was essentially trolling the
government he hates -- knowing full well that the PM
did not have the guts to contradict his “honourable
Western partners”. Nor did he have the courage,
but he got a wonderful opportunity to remind
supporters of the Ustashas, that it is
possible to hate, not one’s own
government, but the Serbs...
in the old fashioned way.
The Serbian future... is the most interesting thing in
the story about the tragic past and the scandalous
present. And, above all, how serious is the EU’s
intention to make Vucic a pariah – and how it
will affect the geopolitical orientation of
Belgrade, where the authorities were
previously sitting on two chairs.
It would not be desirable to have the influence so
that Belgrade's foreign policy will be decided in
Brussels, and the memory policy – in Zagreb...
when everything is strict, precise, technical,
and unconditional -- with full dedication --
within the framework of “Europe united”.
Himmler would have liked that.
Dmitry Bavyrin, VZGLYAD
What are we to make of a
''Europe'' -- that fights for
fascists and hegemony
over the world -- in the
name of democracy...
and really for the US?
What do YOU think?
The U.S. & the Ukrainian issue:
everywhere there is a wedge
July 20th, 10:06am
According to Swedish media, a 28-year-old lieutenant,
who had recently left the national air force, was
killed near Donetsk. According to the source,
he arrived in the war zone a couple of
months ago to “share his
This news -- despite its local nature -- is on a par
with other developments in recent days, which
unequivocally show that the West is at a
crossroads - and will soon be forced to
make a fundamental decision on the
form of its further involvement in
The problem is that, on all fronts, the processes
are not developing the way they were planned
and intended on both sides of the Atlantic
Ocean. And the situation is rapidly
Russia’s economy has withstood the brunt of the
“hellish” sanctions. On the other hand, Europe
and America have been hurt so badly that
they cannot hide it. And in the autumn
the situation threatens to become
The isolation of Moscow... did not work out either.
Moreover, watching what is happening, the non-
Western world is openly demonstrating its
disdain for the global hegemon.
Biden’s trip to the Middle East was an embarrassment,
that no amount of buoyant rhetoric.. could cover up.
Putin, on the other hand, had an excellent flight ---
to Tehran yesterday. Mr Lavrov, too,
demonstrated at the Indonesia
summit, that boycotting our
country at the G-20 ----
is not an option.
But most importantly, things are not rosy in Ukraine.
Events on the fronts are still developing slowly, so
that sofa experts do not tire of breaking their
spears --- in disputes about whose favour
the score ends up being.
At the same time.. officials are increasingly making
statements and decisions that reveal the essence
of what is happening. Zelensky’s beheading of
the Prosecutor General’s Office and the
Security Service of Ukraine - with the
words “unsatisfactory work results”
and “numerous facts of state
treason” - speak for
For the West, it is Ukraine that has become the main
stake in the fight against Moscow. Failure here is
simply unacceptable. But things are not going
well at all.
In Ukraine, the West is at war against Russia, using
Ukrainian armed formations as its proxy troops. In
theory this was indeed an ingenious plan. Firstly,
because there is no risk of a direct clash of the
nuclear powers. Secondly, because it is much,
much cheaper... than going to war yourself.
And thirdly -- this format of confrontation
presupposed the exhaustion (economic,
military, social, etc.) of our country,
while Europe and the US.......
would bear minimal costs.
However, in five months of Russian special
operations, it has become clear that the
West is getting deeper and deeper
bogged down in Ukraine.
It is forced to spend more and more money on it.
Yes, against the backdrop of the trillion-dollar
bubbles inflated by the printing press, the
billions allocated may not be that
significant. But the support of
European and US societies
for this expenditure is
in the face of a
The West is - constantly - being forced to allocate
armaments instead of grinding out allied troops.
And it has come to the point --- of increasingly
modern and expensive Western-made items.
Those are, of course, troublesome, for the Russian
and republican troops -- but their use is in no way
capable of turning the tide of military action. In
addition --- Russia is learning to resist such
weapons. And Kiev is not to be trusted
either --- given how some of the
supplied volumes...... simply
evaporate, and journalists
unearth facts of trivial
theft and sale to the
The publicised death of the Swede, however, has
once again highlighted the growing problem --
of growing casualties among the foreigners
fighting on Kiev’s side. There is no doubt -
that among them are many commonplace
mercenaries who have come to Ukraine
simply because they want to earn extra
money or because of their Nazi beliefs.
But the “retired lieutenant” is a different matter; most
likely ----- it was a military adviser “in plain clothes”.
All in all, the usual story: NATO and almost-NATO
countries, use the long-standing method of
formally distancing themselves from the
conflict while actually helping one side.
The bottom line for the Western countries is extremely
worrying: money, weapons (of which there is already
a shortage) and people are lost, and the internal
situation is deteriorating at home. And there is
no result. And with every decision taken in
Washington and European capitals, the
proxy coverage (even if it does not
fool anyone) is erased from their
war against Russia.
This begs the question: how
should the West proceed?
It has three obvious options: 1) to back down,
2) putting aside the formalities and engaging
in an open military confrontation with Russia
in Ukraine, or 3) to continue with the
The first option implies an open surrender of the West
to Moscow, which looks almost unbelievable at the
moment; the second option is to bring the planet
to the brink of a global nuclear war with a high
chance of falling into it.
And the third option, which has already proved ineffective,
means continuing to build up comprehensive, costly aid
to Kiev, which cannot turn the tide on the frontlines
and will only drag the US and Europe.. deeper into
a conflict that is sure to be a loser for them.
In short, there is a wedge
in every direction.
It is from this set that the West
will try to ---- put together the
phrase “victory over Russia”.
(by Irina Alksnis, RIA)
Well... what do you think?
Are the West's elite
or just vicious ---
in which case ---
isn't it an excellent idea to rid
ourselves.. of these lunatics?
Zakharova reacts to
from French and US
July 16th, 1:38pm
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria
Zakharova, commented on a photograph from
a reception at the French Embassy, in the
United States, to mark the anniversary
of the taking of the Bastille.
It shows the first transgender woman to become
a US admiral - Rachel Levin - in the company of
another transgender woman, the US Assistant
Secretary of Nuclear Energy, Sam Brinton.
“Answer yourself, honestly, the question:- are these
the values you are willing to instil in your children?
Or are we fighting for our own, after all?” the
diplomat wrote under the photo, in her
Transgender woman, Rachel Levin, was promoted
to the rank of admiral of officers of the US Public
Health Service in 2021. The agency is dedicated
to maintaining the country’s health care system.
Levin is the first transgender person to receive
such a high rank.
Me? I'm saying nothing.
What do YOU think?
Ukrainian state has
no geopolitical value
July 16th, 11:21am
Not every state is worth dying for. To defend a state
just because it is a state is the destiny of shallow
minds. A state must possess something more
significant than just the name “state” in
order to be worth anything.
The Ukrainian state possesses nothing of the kind. It
was built on the civilizational and geopolitical fault
line between East and West, and it cannot be
enduring by its nature. It is like if someone
built a house in a zone of high seismic
activity over a crevice in the ground
and hoped to live in it happily
And if such a person were to attack anyone who
advised him to put up his house, and store his
property elsewhere, he would be considered
unreasonable. And if in such house a man,
who is able, as Platon wrote, “to imitate
neighing of horses, bellowing of bulls,
murmuring of streams, crashing of
the sea, thunder and other in a
similar way”, that is, clown or
joker, would be appointed as
a manager, the days of such
a house would be numbered.
In the house called Ukraine, all this unpleasant stuff is
available. The clown president, “a drunkard with the
eyes of a dog and the heart of a deer”, often under
the influence of strong substances, is sending
thousands of his fellow citizens to their
Unreasonable people with sticks are national activists
and the SBU, violently forcing fellow citizens to
believe, against logic, in the longevity of
The cleft, over which the house of Ukraine is built, is
the hostile line drawn by the West with the Eurasian
civilisation. The zone of high seismic activity is
Eastern Europe, turned by the Americans into
a bridgehead for militaristic pressure
In ancient Greece there was a prediction --- that a
state would collapse when it was ruled by an iron
or copper guardian. By iron and copper men the
Greeks meant a generation that had deviated
utterly... from allegiance to the virtues and
precepts of their ancestors. The positive
characters opposed to them, were called
golden & silver guardians by the Greeks.
Under the golden and silver ones, the
A ruler hatched from the iron-copper generation ‘by
drawing a carpenter and showing him from afar to
children or people not very clever … may mislead
them and they will take it for a real carpenter’,
Guarded by iron-copper guards, such a ruler juggles
before the crowd with fake images and false
promises, leading them as if on a rope.
“Thus the people … exchanges their immoderate
freedom for the most grievous slavery – slavery
to slaves” (Plato, “The State”). This is what
happened to the Ukrainians. First they
collapsed... into the vortex of the
“Euromaidan” licentiousness --
and now by law, they cannot
even leave the country.
Zelensky is not independent in his decisions, he is just
a talking doll of Washington, London and Brussels,
i.e. a political slave who chases other slaves –
his fellow citizens.
Such states, “like ships sinking into the abyss, will
perish or have perished or will perish in the future
because of the uselessness of their steersmen…
– the greatest ignoramuses of great affairs who,
not knowing anything about government, think
that they have mastered this knowledge most
clearly in every respect,” Plato warns in the
dialog “The Politician”. Ignorant people do
everything in their power to attribute the
terrible consequences of their own
ruling to external forces.
Ignorant Zelensky attributes all the
misfortunes of Ukraine... to Russia.
Initially Ukraine was not created as an independent
state, so it had stability only within the framework
of ...more powerful state formations (the Russian
Empire, the Soviet Union). Figuratively speaking
Ukraine “hovered” --- between the Eurasian
Economic Union and the European Union,
being neither one nor the other.
In geopolitical terms, Ukraine is also in a perpetual
state of “between” – it is neither in Eurasia nor in
Europe, and in relation to both... it occupies a
peripheral position. The periphery is always
deprived of the power to make fateful
decisions. Its fate... is to obey the
decisions made by others. If the
West decides to stage a coup
d’état in Kiev, the coup is
organised in 2014.
A decision by Moscow.. to denationalise the
authorities sentrenched in Kiev..... after the
coup d’état – denationalisation has begun.
In both situations, Ukraine had no influence on
decision-making. Zelensky’s bogus slogan --
“nothing about Ukraine... without Ukraine”
in reality sounds like this: “About Ukraine
without Ukraine”. The West clearly
adheres to this formula when it
comes to important, not
The Russian philosopher Konstantin Leontiev (1831-
1891) said: “There are Slavs, there are no Slavs”. A
large part of the Slavic world is under the control
of the Atlanteans. Besides Russia and Belarus,
only Serbia resists the pressure of the West.
Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia,
Croatia, Bulgaria have long been
subordinated to the Atlantists.
Ukraine performs the function of a destroyer of the
East Slavic oikumene, in the interests of the West.
Ukraine is a means to split the Russian-Orthodox
civilization from within ... which is a practical
manifestation of the “iron-copper” deviation
from the historical path, that was
fore--ordained by the ancestors.
Just as a fish can't live in an unnatural environment
for itself... the state cannot exist in an unnatural
geopolitical environment. Even if.. Zelensky and
his clique will argue the contrary - as Kravchuk,
Kuchma and Yushchenko did before them. Life
punishes, for breaking the laws of geopolitics,
as inevitably as for breaking the laws
No one would think of declaring the selfhood of a
single room within a single flat. Such a story
would be a laughing stock and worthy of the
attention of psychiatrists. Ukraine is just
one of the “rooms” of the Eurasian “flat”
and its declaration of selfhood... is so
contrary to sound geopolitical logic,
that the degeneration of Ukrainian
selfhood into a laughing stock
is not surprising.
Competing for the title of homeland of borscht,
disfiguring Easter crocks with the colours of
the Ukrainian flag, desecrating the face of
the Blessed Virgin Mary with the image of
a US Javelin in her hands, requests to
count Stepan Bandera’s father to the
list of saints for raising such a son
are clear symptoms... of moral
ill-health. So why die for such
a travesty of a state?
The conclusion is simple: the Ukrainian state has
no geopolitical value. It is a historical accident,
a geopolitical invalid, unable to survive
Ukraine... was economically healthy and politically
stable only when it was in an alliance with Russia.
At that time no seismic activity, instigated by the
West, would frighten it, because the earth did
not expand beneath it, and no geopolitical
cracks appeared beneath its foundations.
The iron and copper heads do not realise this, and the
gold and silver ones, after the 2014 coup, have either
been killed by the nationalists or driven out of the
country. Ukraine has trapped itself in stupidity,
creating an atmosphere of intolerance for
common sense. This is what is causing
it to decay.
Vladislav Gulevich, One Nation
Phew - quite a tough article
...and YOUR opinion?
Can Russia become a
on a par with the
US and China?
July 11th, 1:22pm
The transition from unipolar to multipolar world
order, about which, the opponents of US-style
globalization have been talking for so long, is
acquiring obvious features of irreversibility
Of course, the U.S. is not going anywhere in
the foreseeable future. Even in the worst
international developments for the US,
it will remain a centre of power that
has to be reckoned with.
It is clear that the “only truly global” empire is failing.
Last year’s inglorious retreat from Afghanistan was
not the first, and certainly not the last, evidence
of that. However, the geopolitical consolidation
of the West around the U.S. against the back-
drop of the Ukraine crisis shows that the
US elite, is not going to retreat on all
fronts -- at all. Washington’s zone of
global responsibility is shrinking...
but on the contrary, the influence
of the United States is growing..
in the Euro-Atlantic controlled
territories. Even if only
Another undisputed contender for global leadership in
a multipolar world is the People’s Republic of China.
By 2050, the ruling Communist Party promises to
turn the Middle Kingdom into a superpower and
achieve “universal prosperity” for its citizens.
China’s gross domestic product has exceeded the
United States in terms of purchasing power parity
for several years in a row. But Beijing, is also
aiming to surpass the US -- in nominal GDP.
It is both an audacious and a deliberate
strategy. The Chinese are the ones
who know how to plan.
Russia’s claim to global leadership is not so obvious.
Yes, we managed to defend national sovereignty
..while on the losing side of the unipolar world
after defeat in the Cold War. Yes, the country
has demonstrated... a number of successful
examples of securing its security and long
-term interests, as they say, in the far
reaches. Yes, Russia is, with varying
success, but steadily, establishing
control of the situation along the
perimeter of its state borders.
That may be enough to consolidate its status as an
influential regional power. But does our country
have enough geopolitical audacity to truly
compete with the US and China?
American global leadership is bolstered by the $22
trillion that the United States economy will deliver
in 2021. China’s catching-up and overtaking
development rests on $16 trillion of
nominal GDP generated by the
Russia’s contribution to the global economy is
$1.65 trillion, less than the gross regional
product of California or China's province
of Shenzhen. It seems Washington is
still rather bewildered by the extent
to which the Russian geopolitical
ambitions are disproportionate
to Russia’s current share of
the global GDP.
Moscow, on the other hand, believes that what
matters is not the size of its economy, but
how skilfully its competitive advantages
Russia’s economy has obvious growth potential. In
the unipolar world, our natural resources primarily
ensured prosperity of the West which built entire
industries on relatively cheap and stable hydro-
carbon supplies from Russia. In a favourable
conjuncture... raw materials exports to
Europe were also profitable for Russia,
but the cream in the process.. was
still skimmed off in Germany and
other EU countries.
The conflict with the West.. not only opens up the
prospect of reorienting oil and gas flows towards
Asian markets. After all, simply becoming a raw
materials appendage of the rapidly developing
East... is a dubious pleasure. The freezing of
export infrastructure on a western direction
poses an urgent task for the country to
re-orient its resources towards
It makes much more sense.... to extract value from
Russian raw materials at each stage of processing
rather than endlessly exporting them “naked”.
China is ensuring its impressive economic growth in
spite of the fact that it spends hundreds of billions
of dollars annually on imports of more than 70% of
oil and almost 50% of gas. What prevents Russia
from achieving similar GDP dynamics when the
entire Mendeleev table is literally under our
feet, including huge hydrocarbon reserves?
Apparently, the lack of strategic planning, which in
the 20th century made the USSR a global leader
and - in the 21st century - allows China to
challenge the US economically. Only if
we have a clear vision of what we
want our country to be by 2030,
2040 or 2050... will Russia
be able to overcome the
technological lag that
has accumulated in
Few can compare to the Russian Federation in terms
of resource endowment. It's possible and necessary
to build a much more competitive economy, and
monetary system on our natural riches. In this
sense, the decision to sell gas for roubles is a
step in the right direction. But how realistic
is it to transfer other export operations to
settlements in the national currency?
As the world economy becomes dedollarized, a niche
will gradually open up for the ruble, but will Russia
be able to use it competently?
For the Russian national currency to be taken
seriously in the world, one should first ensure
its elementary stability. And at the very least
...to convert into roubles most of the settle-
ments within the Eurasian Union. And
only after that... should one claim,
on an equal footing with the yuan,
to participate fully... in the more
complex currency mechanisms
of the BRICS. It is not an easy
task, but it is quite solvable.
Undoubtedly - Russia has prospects for global
leadership, and not bad ones at that. After all,
Russia was and remains at the forefront of the
struggle for a multipolar world, and therefore,
may well claim to be one of its main centres
of power. Meanwhile, excessive geopolitical
ambitions without a corresponding
economic basis are too risky.
Courage, as you know, takes cities.
But only a strong and diversified economy, which
ensures “universal prosperity”, can keep them.
That is why it would be premature to say that
Russia is now capable of competing on an
equal footing with the US and China.
However, work in this direction...
is undoubtedly necessary.
by Alexander Vedrusov,
Perhaps those who have read the
CPRF articles on this page, will
know the answer... but what
do YOU think?
US Pledges... Not to Start
a Cold War Against China
at G20 Meeting
July 10th, (teleSUR)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary
of State, Antony Blinken, held "substantive and
constructive" talks on Beijing-Washington
relations... and major international and
regional issues of common interest..
on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign
Ministers' Meeting in Bali,
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken pledged
during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister
Wang Yi in Bali... that Washington would not
start a cold war or challenge the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP).
He also noted the need for personal contacts
between U.S. and Chinese representatives
in his meeting with Wang Yi on the side-
lines of the G20 Foreign Ministers'
Meeting in Bali, Indonesia.
"Blinken stated that the U.S. side is not seeking a
new cold war with China, is not trying to change
China's state system and will not challenge the
CCP and its political role," China's Foreign
Ministry said, in a statement, Saturday.
The Secretary of State at the meeting argued that
Washington... "is doing everything possible to
control risk factors in relations between the
two countries." Blinken also assured that
the US... "will take an open stance to
promote cooperation with China,"
the report said.
Wang emphasized that China has practiced
mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and
win-win cooperation as three principles
in the development of relations
between the two nations.
Since the U.S. has pledged not to seek to change
the Asian country's system, Washington should
respect the path of socialism with Chinese
characteristics chosen by the people of
the Asian country, the foreign
China also submitted four lists to the United States:
the list of U.S. irregularities to be stopped, the list
of key individual cases of concern to China, the
list of China-related bills of great concern to
China, and the list of eight areas of
The foreign ministers reached a consensus, to push
for more results from the China-U.S. joint working
group consultations on an equal and fair basis.
They agreed to resume people-to-people
exchanges and consultations and
strengthen cooperation on
climate change and
The two sides also put forward the vision of strong
China-U.S. interaction, in the Asia-Pacific region,
...and exchanged in-depth views, on the Ukraine
issue and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Sneaky US tries, permanently, to weaken
Russia/China unity... but is this really
going to work?
What do YOU think?
How Poland and the Baltics
are preparing for ''war''
The authorities in Poland and the Baltic States,
continuously make belligerent statements
against Russia, criticizing France and
Germany, for “capitulating” to any
compromise with Moscow
But here is the question: are the Baltic States and
Poles themselves, ready for war with Russia? It
is not a question of politicians, of course, but
of the common people. And the picture is
at least controversial.
Recently, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
made a comical statement: “The Kremlin must
know that if Russia ever intends to invade
Poland, we have 40 million Poles ready
to defend their homeland.
Given that Poland’s population as of 2018 was 38.4
million, it turns out that Morawiecki has enlisted
everyone in the Polish Army without exception
– including children, women and the elderly.”
There are not so many people who want to join.
But the Poles, by and large, are not ready to run
away and enlist. This conclusion is contained
in a document, prepared by the staff of the
Supreme Chamber of Control of Poland.
The publication Dziennik Polityczny calls the agency’s
report “alarming data”. Earlier Warsaw announced
plans to build up the army – in particular, the
head of the Defence Ministry, Mariusz
Blaszczak.. announced the creation
of 2 new combined arms divisions,
which, according to him, will be
deployed “along the Vistula
River in Central Poland”.
However, it turned out that manning both
existing and planned military units...
is not an easy task.
According to calculations of the Polish Ministry of
Defense, in the future, the country should have a
250,000-strong professional army and 50,000-
strong territorial militia.
In March 2022, Polish President Andrzej Duda
signed a new law “On Defense of the
Fatherland”, according to which,
the country’s military spending
will amount to 3% of GDP next
year and 2.5% of GDP in 2023.
The law also envisages the introduction
of simplified recruitment mechanisms
a new system of incentives for
volunteers, and significant
purchases of weapons
However, despite an intensive propaganda campaign
for several years now, urging the population of
pre-retirement age to “become soldiers of
Rzeczpospolita”, the actual number
of people in uniform, in 2021,
increased by only 3,486 –
amounting to 113,586
soldiers by the end
of last year.
At the same time, 6,165 people took off the uniform
–this turned out to be the highest number of
departures from the army in the last ten
years. The Polish Supreme Control
Chamber also specified that only
12.3 thousand reservists, were
called up for training in 2020..
(the low figure was, however,
put down to the coronavirus