Permanently Suspended from Twitter

Well… it was only a matter of time, I guess? My Twitter account has been permanently suspended for a supposed “ban evasion”, even though I have never been banned from Twitter before, and not a single Tweet from @NaomiAllen_USA has been successfully reported for a TOS violation!

There was that one time when I got temporarily thrown in Twitter jail for calling Whoopi Goldberg a wench, but that was on a different account that I eventually did lose access to… but not due to a TOS suspension (I’m somewhat of a boomer about social media and forgot to update my details when I changed my email address and cellphone number).

Furthermore… while I await the outcome of my appeal and am attempting to archive some of my Twitter rants, I’ve noticed that my threads are being edited and some of my Tweets have been deleted!

Coincidentally, I was Tweeting about #OperationMockingbird, and NAFO was mass reporting me for “hate speech” when I received my suspension notice. Advocating against contemporary Nazism and exposing the Holodomor as Goebbels’ propaganda that was designed to provoke and justify the Holocaust is now considered to be hate crimes in today’s America.

My appeal to Twitter Support:

I have concluded after some investigation that I was arbitrarily mass reported by NAFO, and that this resulted in my suspension. I have repeatedly reported this troll farm for harassing me on Twitter and you guys barely do anything about this problem, and their harassment continues with impunity. It appears that they reported me for hate speech, whenever I mention Ukrainian Nazism. Ukrainian Nazism is an actual problem that needs to be part of the public conversation. I do not, in any way, say or imply that ALL Ukrainians are Nazis. I am also being accused of “denying genocide” which I never do. I do talk about how the Holodomor narrative was crafted by Goebbels (a FACT) in order to provoke WW2 Ukrainian Nazis into committing the Holocaust, and this is an important issue that must not be suppressed. My account has been unfairly suspended, and I am requesting that it be restored.

Evidence of my being targetted for harassment attached, and I’ve archived how these guys are celebrating the results:

“Vatnik Down!”

To be clear: While many of the NAFO Trolls are posting “receipts” of successfully reported Tweets, Twitter has not sent me a single notification about these alleged violations. The only reason I was given for a permanent suspension was supposed ban evasion, and they have not identified a single offensive Tweet from me.

I’ve also discovered that the NAFO Troll Farm is in contact with Twitter insiders who are in positions to suspend accounts at will.

On top of this, I am now being harassed on SubStack, my email inbox is flooded with fake news subscription spam, they’re plotting to harass me on Telegram if I start participating there, and they are intent on making sure I can never monetize my content.

All this means, for me, is that I’ll be blogging more and will have to get my shy ass in gear and start a podcast to talk about all the things that the Powers-That-Be and their NAFO Troll Farm don’t want me talking about. I refuse to be silenced, and the suppression campaign that’s been launched against me only strengthens my resolve.

Unroll: Ukraine is not a legitimate state. #DonbassLivesMatter

Originally published on Twitter:

In a recent speech to the UN, Joe Biden condemned Russian mobilization to East Ukraine and called upcoming Donbass referendums a “sham”. Our President shamelessly ignores the plight of Donbass. He pretends that Putin is “needlessly” defending the Donbass, even tho Ukrainian forces were bombing the hell out of them. Does Donbass not have the right to defend themselves?

I am not asking rhetorically. I really want to know why our president @POTUS @JoeBiden doesn’t believe that Donbass has a right to defend themselves.

Putin doesn’t just have the moral high ground in the fight against modern day Nazis. He also has legal standing for Russia’s SMO to protect Donbass and Russian soil. By hindering their right to self-defense, it’s our country that is in violation of international law right now.

Originally published on Twitter:

Timothy Snyder proposes that Donbass referendums should be referred to as “obscenity” and “element of war crime.” But I call their right to self-determination a matter of survival for East Ukrainians. #DonbassLivesMatter

Since 2014, we have been told that the reason why Ukraine refuses to recognize any referendum held by Donbass, is because they were occupied by Russia. The consensus is that it is illegal for any type of voting to happen in occupied territory…

… because those people would be under the threat of violence and would not be voting their conscience. This is something I used to believe… until realized that Russia was *not* “occupying” the Donbass all these years.

The Rus Fed military didn’t even have a meaningful presence in Donbass until this year. But today… even with their troops being there, it still shouldn’t be considered a military occupation…

According to international law, “… territory is considered occupied when it is actually placed under the authority of the hostile army.”

LDPR has not been placed under Rus Fed authority, or under the authority of the Russian military. LDPR leaders are in charge of their respective self-declared republics.

The Russian Federation is not hostile to these self-declared republics.

There is a Russian military presence, but it is there at the request of LDPR leaders. Russia’s boots on the ground there does not fit the legal definition of a military occupation.

If Professor Snyder were to look at the situation honestly, he would have to come to the same conclusion. Instead, he side-steps and claims that nobody should even try to argue the legality of a referendum. Of course… if they did, they would lose that legal argument.

He claims: We should not call it an “illegal” referendum, because doing so recognizes that a referendum is/will happen, and whatever happens should not be recognized as a referendum at all.

Rhetoric of Criminality: A persuasive argument that makes no sense and is not based on fact but convinces people of dumb shit. Aka, anything that comes out of Professor Snyder’s mouth lately.

An old argument that I haven’t seen raised this time around: They’d have to hold a referendum in accordance with the Ukrainian constitution, and what Donbass would be doing, doesn’t.

I used to believe this, too. Until I realized that Ukraine has not had a legitimate constitution since 2014.

Technically, Ukraine is no longer a legitimate state, and hasn’t been since the Euromaidan overthrew the government and illegally messed with their constitution (making changes to it, without holding a national referendum, which their former constitution required them to do).

Unroll: Ukraine is not winning.

Originally published on Twitter.

I agree w/ this. If you look at the conflict as if Ukraine is the real aggressor (they are), and examine their mission goals (regaining their 2013 territories), Ukraine is losing this war, big time.

Ukraine has failed to take back Crimea or the very small span of territory that Donbass “rebels” held. They’ve lost ALL but one small village in Lugansk Oblast, a huge swathe of Donetsk Oblast, and they lost control over two more oblasts (Kherson and Zaporizhzhia).

Pre-SMO Ukraine:


Ukraine, Today:


Plus, a new rebellion has started in Odessa Oblast (a prized territory that they previously were not in danger of losing)… and this rebellion has declared a manifesto that isn’t about secession or a desire for autonomy, but challenges the legitimacy of the Kiev regime.

Ukraine’s ruling regime really is *losing* this battle.

They should have implemented Minsk Accords. Had they done so, they would not have lost a single square foot of territory outside of Crimea. Not implementing Minsk was a stupid move.

Unroll: Rus Fed Mobilization in Donbass

Originally published on Twitter:

I’ve posted a transcript of Putin’s morning address [here].

  • The Russian Federation is mobilizing their experienced reservists for their Special Military Operation (SMO) in the Donbass, and they’re professionalizing the military ranks of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LDPR).
  • Besides Lugansk and Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporozhye Oblasts are added to objectives.
  • The FSB will also be investigating “volunteer” (paramilitary) battalions currently fighting for Donbass to ensure their legal status.

Why this matters:

Presently in Ukraine, military personnel from the Russian Federation consists of military contractors hired by the Russian military to carry out Special Ops (colloquially known as Wagner PMC), and paramilitary volunteers who operate independently of the Rus Fed military.

What Russia’s military mobilization means:

Besides deploying their regular military forces, this means that Russia will be shutting down extremists that their government recognizes as illegal paramilitary formations. It also means that extremist criminals from Russia who have self-exiled to Donbass and taken up arms in the Ukrainian Civil War will be purged from the LDPR ranks.

I am guessing now that some of these extremists could possibly switch sides, like they did when the FSB did a similar purge in 2014 and many members of the Eurasian Youth Union ended up fighting on the side of Ukraine’s Right Sector, forming the Saint Mary’s Battalion.

Russian Nazis and NazBols loathe Putin and have no loyalty to Putin’s Russia. Most Americans don’t understand this.

This is a really good academic study of the various paramilitary organizations that found a safe haven in Donbass before and during the civil war. They have not and do not operate in Donbass with Putin’s blessing or support from the Russian government: archive.ph/LT38P#selectio…

 

Anti-Putinists often bring up these groups as evidence of Russia’s support for fascist radicals in Donbass, but this is far from reality. These groups also want an armed revolution in Russia, to overthrow the Putin regime.

The difference between Russian and Ukrainian Nazis:

Russia treats their Nazis like criminals.

Ukraine deputizes their Nazis, created an entire military branch for them, and glorifies them as national heroes.

Originally published on Twitter:

The significance of Rus Fed professionalizing LDPR military forces should not be ignored by military analysts. Rogue militias are a problem on both sides of this conflict. It results in a lot of off-mission and counterproductive stunts, and sometimes even friendly fire skirmishes.

I see some of the retired Western generals and colonels talking smack about this Rus Fed move, as if it’s a bad thing that battalions would now have their hands tied because they won’t be allowed to act on their own initiative.

But IMO, a central command structure will make Donbass Allies more effective now, not only because everyone would be on the same page and there would be a more unified battle plan, but because it would improve communications and logistics tremendously.

I’m rooting for Donbass Allies in this fight, and so it suits me fine that pro-Ukraine analysts are dumb asses. But the fact that military analysis on our side looks more like a Mean Girl gossip clutch, rather than anything based on reality, is probably why we haven’t actually won any real battles in a long time. They keep underestimating the enemy, out of some false sense of superiority, as if all of the non-Europeans are still primitive savages who fight w/ wooden clubs.

Putin’s 21 September 2022 Address (Transcript)

President of Russia Vladimir Putin:

Friends,

The subject of this address is the situation in Donbass and the course of the special military operation to liberate it from the neo-Nazi regime, which seized power in Ukraine in 2014 as the result of an armed state coup.

Today I am addressing you – all citizens of our country, people of different generations, ages and ethnicities, the people of our great Motherland, all who are united by the great historical Russia, soldiers, officers and volunteers who are fighting on the frontline and doing their combat duty, our brothers and sisters in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions and other areas that have been liberated from the neo-Nazi regime.

The issue concerns the necessary, imperative measures to protect the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Russia and support the desire and will of our compatriots to choose their future independently, and the aggressive policy of some Western elites, who are doing their utmost to preserve their domination and with this aim in view are trying to block and suppress any sovereign and independent development centres in order to continue to aggressively force their will and pseudo-values on other countries and nations.

The goal of that part of the West is to weaken, divide and ultimately destroy our country. They are saying openly now that in 1991 they managed to split up the Soviet Union and now is the time to do the same to Russia, which must be divided into numerous regions that would be at deadly feud with each other.

They devised these plans long ago. They encouraged groups of international terrorists in the Caucasus and moved NATO’s offensive infrastructure close to our borders. They used indiscriminate Russophobia as a weapon, including by nurturing the hatred of Russia for decades, primarily in Ukraine, which was designed to become an anti-Russia bridgehead. They turned the Ukrainian people into cannon fodder and pushed them into a war with Russia, which they unleashed back in 2014. They used the army against civilians and organised a genocide, blockade and terror against those who refused to recognise the government that was created in Ukraine as the result of a state coup.

After the Kiev regime publicly refused to settle the issue of Donbass peacefully and went as far as to announce its ambition to possess nuclear weapons, it became clear that a new offensive in Donbass – there were two of them before – was inevitable, and that it would be inevitably followed by an attack on Russia’s Crimea, that is, on Russia.

In this connection, the decision to start a pre-emptive military operation was necessary and the only option. The main goal of this operation, which is to liberate the whole of Donbass, remains unaltered.

The Lugansk People’s Republic has been liberated from the neo-Nazis almost completely. Fighting in the Donetsk People’s Republic continues. Over the previous eight years, the Kiev occupation regime created a deeply echeloned line of permanent defences. A head-on attack against them would have led to heavy losses, which is why our units, as well as the forces of the Donbass republics, are acting competently and systematically, using military equipment and saving lives, moving step by step to liberate Donbass, purge cities and towns of the neo-Nazis, and help the people whom the Kiev regime turned into hostages and human shields.

As you know, professional military personnel serving under contract are taking part in the special military operation. Fighting side by side with them are volunteer units – people of different ethnicities, professions and ages who are real patriots. They answered the call of their hearts to rise up in defence of Russia and Donbass.

In this connection, I have already issued instructions for the Government and the Defence Ministry to determine the legal status of volunteers and personnel of the military units of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics. It must be the same as the status of military professionals of the Russian army, including material, medical and social benefits. Special attention must be given to organising the supply of military and other equipment for volunteer units and Donbass people’s militia.

While acting to attain the main goals of defending Donbass in accordance with the plans and decisions of the Defence Ministry and the General Staff, our troops have liberated considerable areas in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions and a number of other areas. This has created a protracted line of contact that is over 1,000 kilometres long.

This is what I would like to make public for the first time today. After the start of the special military operation, in particular after the Istanbul talks, Kiev representatives voiced quite a positive response to our proposals. These proposals concerned above all ensuring Russia’s security and interests. But a peaceful settlement obviously did not suit the West, which is why, after certain compromises were coordinated, Kiev was actually ordered to wreck all these agreements.

More weapons were pumped into Ukraine. The Kiev regime brought into play new groups of foreign mercenaries and nationalists, military units trained according to NATO standards and receiving orders from Western advisers.

At the same time, the regime of reprisals throughout Ukraine against their own citizens, established immediately after the armed coup in 2014, was harshly intensified. The policy of intimidation, terror and violence is taking on increasingly mass-scale, horrific and barbaric forms.

I want to stress the following. We know that the majority of people living in the territories liberated from the neo-Nazis, and these are primarily the historical lands of Novorossiya, do not want to live under the yoke of the neo-Nazi regime. People in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, in Lugansk and Donetsk saw and are seeing now the atrocities perpetrated by the neo-Nazis in the [Ukrainian-] occupied areas of the Kharkov region. The descendants of Banderites and members of Nazi punitive expeditions are killing, torturing and imprisoning people; they are settling scores, beating up, and committing outrages on peaceful civilians.

There were over 7.5 million people living in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions before the outbreak of hostilities. Many of them were forced to become refugees and leave their homes. Those who have stayed – they number about five million – are now exposed to artillery and missile attacks launched by the neo-Nazi militants, who fire at hospitals and schools and stage terrorist attacks against peaceful civilians.

We cannot, we have no moral right to let our kin and kith be torn to pieces by butchers; we cannot but respond to their sincere striving to decide their destiny on their own.

The parliaments of the Donbass people’s republics and the military-civilian administrations of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions have adopted decisions to hold referendums on the future of their territories and have appealed to Russia to support this.

I would like to emphasise that we will do everything necessary to create safe conditions for these referendums so that people can express their will. And we will support the choice of future made by the majority of people in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.

Friends,

Today our armed forces, as I have mentioned, are fighting on the line of contact that is over 1,000 kilometres long, fighting not only against neo-Nazi units but actually the entire military machine of the collective West.

In this situation, I consider it necessary to take the following decision, which is fully adequate to the threats we are facing. More precisely, I find it necessary to support the proposal of the Defence Ministry and the General Staff on partial mobilisation in the Russian Federation to defend our Motherland and its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to ensure the safety of our people and people in the liberated territories.

As I have said, we are talking about partial mobilisation. In other words, only military reservists, primarily those who served in the armed forces and have specific military occupational specialties and corresponding experience, will be called up.

Before being sent to their units, those called up for active duty will undergo mandatory additional military training based on the experience of the special military operation.

I have already signed Executive Order on partial mobilisation.

In accordance with legislation, the houses of the Federal Assembly – the Federation Council and the State Duma – will be officially notified about this in writing today.

The mobilisation will begin today, September 21. I am instructing the heads of the regions to provide the necessary assistance to the work of military recruitment offices.

I would like to point out that the citizens of Russia called up in accordance with the mobilisation order will have the status, payments and all social benefits of military personnel serving under contract.

Additionally, the Executive Order on partial mobilisation also stipulates additional measures for the fulfilment of the state defence order. The heads of defence industry enterprises will be directly responsible for attaining the goals of increasing the production of weapons and military equipment and using additional production facilities for this purpose. At the same time, the Government must address without any delay all aspects of material, resource and financial support for our defence enterprises.

Friends,

The West has gone too far in its aggressive anti-Russia policy, making endless threats to our country and people. Some irresponsible Western politicians are doing more than just speak about their plans to organise the delivery of long-range offensive weapons to Ukraine, which could be used to deliver strikes at Crimea and other Russian regions.

Such terrorist attacks, including with the use of Western weapons, are being delivered at border areas in the Belgorod and Kursk regions. NATO is conducting reconnaissance through Russia’s southern regions in real time and with the use of modern systems, aircraft, vessels, satellites and strategic drones.

Washington, London and Brussels are openly encouraging Kiev to move the hostilities to our territory. They openly say that Russia must be defeated on the battlefield by any means, and subsequently deprived of political, economic, cultural and any other sovereignty and ransacked.

They have even resorted to the nuclear blackmail. I am referring not only to the Western-encouraged shelling of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, which poses a threat of a nuclear disaster, but also to the statements made by some high-ranking representatives of the leading NATO countries on the possibility and admissibility of using weapons of mass destruction – nuclear weapons – against Russia.

I would like to remind those who make such statements regarding Russia that our country has different types of weapons as well, and some of them are more modern than the weapons NATO countries have. In the event of a threat to the territorial integrity of our country and to defend Russia and our people, we will certainly make use of all weapon systems available to us. This is not a bluff.

The citizens of Russia can rest assured that the territorial integrity of our Motherland, our independence and freedom will be defended – I repeat – by all the systems available to us. Those who are using nuclear blackmail against us should know that the wind rose can turn around.

It is our historical tradition and the destiny of our nation to stop those who are keen on global domination and threaten to split up and enslave our Motherland. Rest assured that we will do it this time as well.

I believe in your support.

Putin’s Invocation of Article 51 (Transcript)

President of Russia Vladimir Putin (24 February 2022):

Citizens of Russia, friends,

I consider it necessary today to speak again about the tragic events in Donbass and the key aspects of ensuring the security of Russia.

I will begin with what I said in my address on February 21, 2022. I spoke about our biggest concerns and worries, and about the fundamental threats which irresponsible Western politicians created for Russia consistently, rudely and unceremoniously from year to year. I am referring to the eastward expansion of NATO, which is moving its military infrastructure ever closer to the Russian border.

It is a fact that over the past 30 years we have been patiently trying to come to an agreement with the leading NATO countries regarding the principles of equal and indivisible security in Europe. In response to our proposals, we invariably faced either cynical deception and lies or attempts at pressure and blackmail, while the North Atlantic alliance continued to expand despite our protests and concerns. Its military machine is moving and, as I said, is approaching our very border.

Why is this happening? Where did this insolent manner of talking down from the height of their exceptionalism, infallibility and all-permissiveness come from? What is the explanation for this contemptuous and disdainful attitude to our interests and absolutely legitimate demands?

The answer is simple. Everything is clear and obvious. In the late 1980s, the Soviet Union grew weaker and subsequently broke apart. That experience should serve as a good lesson for us, because it has shown us that the paralysis of power and will is the first step towards complete degradation and oblivion. We lost confidence for only one moment, but it was enough to disrupt the balance of forces in the world.

As a result, the old treaties and agreements are no longer effective. Entreaties and requests do not help. Anything that does not suit the dominant state, the powers that be, is denounced as archaic, obsolete and useless. At the same time, everything it regards as useful is presented as the ultimate truth and forced on others regardless of the cost, abusively and by any means available. Those who refuse to comply are subjected to strong-arm tactics.

What I am saying now does not concerns only Russia, and Russia is not the only country that is worried about this. This has to do with the entire system of international relations, and sometimes even US allies. The collapse of the Soviet Union led to a redivision of the world, and the norms of international law that developed by that time – and the most important of them, the fundamental norms that were adopted following WWII and largely formalised its outcome – came in the way of those who declared themselves the winners of the Cold War.

Of course, practice, international relations and the rules regulating them had to take into account the changes that took place in the world and in the balance of forces. However, this should have been done professionally, smoothly, patiently, and with due regard and respect for the interests of all states and one’s own responsibility. Instead, we saw a state of euphoria created by the feeling of absolute superiority, a kind of modern absolutism, coupled with the low cultural standards and arrogance of those who formulated and pushed through decisions that suited only themselves. The situation took a different turn.

There are many examples of this. First a bloody military operation was waged against Belgrade, without the UN Security Council’s sanction but with combat aircraft and missiles used in the heart of Europe. The bombing of peaceful cities and vital infrastructure went on for several weeks. I have to recall these facts, because some Western colleagues prefer to forget them, and when we mentioned the event, they prefer to avoid speaking about international law, instead emphasising the circumstances which they interpret as they think necessary.

Then came the turn of Iraq, Libya and Syria. The illegal use of military power against Libya and the distortion of all the UN Security Council decisions on Libya ruined the state, created a huge seat of international terrorism, and pushed the country towards a humanitarian catastrophe, into the vortex of a civil war, which has continued there for years. The tragedy, which was created for hundreds of thousands and even millions of people not only in Libya but in the whole region, has led to a large-scale exodus from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe.

A similar fate was also prepared for Syria. The combat operations conducted by the Western coalition in that country without the Syrian government’s approval or UN Security Council’s sanction can only be defined as aggression and intervention.

But the example that stands apart from the above events is, of course, the invasion of Iraq without any legal grounds. They used the pretext of allegedly reliable information available in the United States about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. To prove that allegation, the US Secretary of State held up a vial with white power, publicly, for the whole world to see, assuring the international community that it was a chemical warfare agent created in Iraq. It later turned out that all of that was a fake and a sham, and that Iraq did not have any chemical weapons. Incredible and shocking but true. We witnessed lies made at the highest state level and voiced from the high UN rostrum. As a result we see a tremendous loss in human life, damage, destruction, and a colossal upsurge of terrorism.

Overall, it appears that nearly everywhere, in many regions of the world where the United States brought its law and order, this created bloody, non-healing wounds and the curse of international terrorism and extremism. I have only mentioned the most glaring but far from only examples of disregard for international law.

This array includes promises not to expand NATO eastwards even by an inch. To reiterate: they have deceived us, or, to put it simply, they have played us. Sure, one often hears that politics is a dirty business. It could be, but it shouldn’t be as dirty as it is now, not to such an extent. This type of con-artist behaviour is contrary not only to the principles of international relations but also and above all to the generally accepted norms of morality and ethics. Where is justice and truth here? Just lies and hypocrisy all around.

Incidentally, US politicians, political scientists and journalists write and say that a veritable “empire of lies” has been created inside the United States in recent years. It is hard to disagree with this – it is really so. But one should not be modest about it: the United States is still a great country and a system-forming power. All its satellites not only humbly and obediently say yes to and parrot it at the slightest pretext but also imitate its behaviour and enthusiastically accept the rules it is offering them. Therefore, one can say with good reason and confidence that the whole so-called Western bloc formed by the United States in its own image and likeness is, in its entirety, the very same “empire of lies.”

As for our country, after the disintegration of the USSR, given the entire unprecedented openness of the new, modern Russia, its readiness to work honestly with the United States and other Western partners, and its practically unilateral disarmament, they immediately tried to put the final squeeze on us, finish us off, and utterly destroy us. This is how it was in the 1990s and the early 2000s, when the so-called collective West was actively supporting separatism and gangs of mercenaries in southern Russia. What victims, what losses we had to sustain and what trials we had to go through at that time before we broke the back of international terrorism in the Caucasus! We remember this and will never forget.

Properly speaking, the attempts to use us in their own interests never ceased until quite recently: they sought to destroy our traditional values and force on us their false values that would erode us, our people from within, the attitudes they have been aggressively imposing on their countries, attitudes that are directly leading to degradation and degeneration, because they are contrary to human nature. This is not going to happen. No one has ever succeeded in doing this, nor will they succeed now.

Despite all that, in December 2021, we made yet another attempt to reach agreement with the United States and its allies on the principles of European security and NATO’s non-expansion. Our efforts were in vain. The United States has not changed its position. It does not believe it necessary to agree with Russia on a matter that is critical for us. The United States is pursuing its own objectives, while neglecting our interests.

Of course, this situation begs a question: what next, what are we to expect? If history is any guide, we know that in 1940 and early 1941 the Soviet Union went to great lengths to prevent war or at least delay its outbreak. To this end, the USSR sought not to provoke the potential aggressor until the very end by refraining or postponing the most urgent and obvious preparations it had to make to defend itself from an imminent attack. When it finally acted, it was too late.

As a result, the country was not prepared to counter the invasion by Nazi Germany, which attacked our Motherland on June 22, 1941, without declaring war. The country stopped the enemy and went on to defeat it, but this came at a tremendous cost. The attempt to appease the aggressor ahead of the Great Patriotic War proved to be a mistake which came at a high cost for our people. In the first months after the hostilities broke out, we lost vast territories of strategic importance, as well as millions of lives. We will not make this mistake the second time. We have no right to do so.

Those who aspire to global dominance have publicly designated Russia as their enemy. They did so with impunity. Make no mistake, they had no reason to act this way. It is true that they have considerable financial, scientific, technological, and military capabilities. We are aware of this and have an objective view of the economic threats we have been hearing, just as our ability to counter this brash and never-ending blackmail. Let me reiterate that we have no illusions in this regard and are extremely realistic in our assessments.

As for military affairs, even after the dissolution of the USSR and losing a considerable part of its capabilities, today’s Russia remains one of the most powerful nuclear states. Moreover, it has a certain advantage in several cutting-edge weapons. In this context, there should be no doubt for anyone that any potential aggressor will face defeat and ominous consequences should it directly attack our country.

At the same time, technology, including in the defence sector, is changing rapidly. One day there is one leader, and tomorrow another, but a military presence in territories bordering on Russia, if we permit it to go ahead, will stay for decades to come or maybe forever, creating an ever mounting and totally unacceptable threat for Russia.

Even now, with NATO’s eastward expansion the situation for Russia has been becoming worse and more dangerous by the year. Moreover, these past days NATO leadership has been blunt in its statements that they need to accelerate and step up efforts to bring the alliance’s infrastructure closer to Russia’s borders. In other words, they have been toughening their position. We cannot stay idle and passively observe these developments. This would be an absolutely irresponsible thing to do for us.

Any further expansion of the North Atlantic alliance’s infrastructure or the ongoing efforts to gain a military foothold of the Ukrainian territory are unacceptable for us. Of course, the question is not about NATO itself. It merely serves as a tool of US foreign policy. The problem is that in territories adjacent to Russia, which I have to note is our historical land, a hostile “anti-Russia” is taking shape. Fully controlled from the outside, it is doing everything to attract NATO armed forces and obtain cutting-edge weapons.

For the United States and its allies, it is a policy of containing Russia, with obvious geopolitical dividends. For our country, it is a matter of life and death, a matter of our historical future as a nation. This is not an exaggeration; this is a fact. It is not only a very real threat to our interests but to the very existence of our state and to its sovereignty. It is the red line which we have spoken about on numerous occasions. They have crossed it.

This brings me to the situation in Donbass. We can see that the forces that staged the coup in Ukraine in 2014 have seized power, are keeping it with the help of ornamental election procedures and have abandoned the path of a peaceful conflict settlement. For eight years, for eight endless years we have been doing everything possible to settle the situation by peaceful political means. Everything was in vain.

As I said in my previous address, you cannot look without compassion at what is happening there. It became impossible to tolerate it. We had to stop that atrocity, that genocide of the millions of people who live there and who pinned their hopes on Russia, on all of us. It is their aspirations, the feelings and pain of these people that were the main motivating force behind our decision to recognise the independence of the Donbass people’s republics.

I would like to additionally emphasise the following. Focused on their own goals, the leading NATO countries are supporting the far-right nationalists and neo-Nazis in Ukraine, those who will never forgive the people of Crimea and Sevastopol for freely making a choice to reunite with Russia.

They will undoubtedly try to bring war to Crimea just as they have done in Donbass, to kill innocent people just as members of the punitive units of Ukrainian nationalists and Hitler’s accomplices did during the Great Patriotic War. They have also openly laid claim to several other Russian regions.

If we look at the sequence of events and the incoming reports, the showdown between Russia and these forces cannot be avoided. It is only a matter of time. They are getting ready and waiting for the right moment. Moreover, they went as far as aspire to acquire nuclear weapons. We will not let this happen.

I have already said that Russia accepted the new geopolitical reality after the dissolution of the USSR. We have been treating all new post-Soviet states with respect and will continue to act this way. We respect and will respect their sovereignty, as proven by the assistance we provided to Kazakhstan when it faced tragic events and a challenge in terms of its statehood and integrity. However, Russia cannot feel safe, develop, and exist while facing a permanent threat from the territory of today’s Ukraine.

Let me remind you that in 2000–2005 we used our military to push back against terrorists in the Caucasus and stood up for the integrity of our state. We preserved Russia. In 2014, we supported the people of Crimea and Sevastopol. In 2015, we used our Armed Forces to create a reliable shield that prevented terrorists from Syria from penetrating Russia. This was a matter of defending ourselves. We had no other choice.

The same is happening today. They did not leave us any other option for defending Russia and our people, other than the one we are forced to use today. In these circumstances, we have to take bold and immediate action. The people’s republics of Donbass have asked Russia for help.

In this context, in accordance with Article 51 (Chapter VII) of the UN Charter, with permission of Russia’s Federation Council, and in execution of the treaties of friendship and mutual assistance with the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic, ratified by the Federal Assembly on February 22, I made a decision to carry out a special military operation.

The purpose of this operation is to protect people who, for eight years now, have been facing humiliation and genocide perpetrated by the Kiev regime. To this end, we will seek to demilitarise and denazify Ukraine, as well as bring to trial those who perpetrated numerous bloody crimes against civilians, including against citizens of the Russian Federation.

It is not our plan to occupy the Ukrainian territory. We do not intend to impose anything on anyone by force. At the same time, we have been hearing an increasing number of statements coming from the West that there is no need any more to abide by the documents setting forth the outcomes of World War II, as signed by the totalitarian Soviet regime. How can we respond to that?

The outcomes of World War II and the sacrifices our people had to make to defeat Nazism are sacred. This does not contradict the high values of human rights and freedoms in the reality that emerged over the post-war decades. This does not mean that nations cannot enjoy the right to self-determination, which is enshrined in Article 1 of the UN Charter.

Let me remind you that the people living in territories which are part of today’s Ukraine were not asked how they want to build their lives when the USSR was created or after World War II. Freedom guides our policy, the freedom to choose independently our future and the future of our children. We believe that all the peoples living in today’s Ukraine, anyone who want to do this, must be able to enjoy this right to make a free choice.

In this context I would like to address the citizens of Ukraine. In 2014, Russia was obliged to protect the people of Crimea and Sevastopol from those who you yourself call “nats.” The people of Crimea and Sevastopol made their choice in favour of being with their historical homeland, Russia, and we supported their choice. As I said, we could not act otherwise.

The current events have nothing to do with a desire to infringe on the interests of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. They are connected with the defending Russia from those who have taken Ukraine hostage and are trying to use it against our country and our people.

I reiterate: we are acting to defend ourselves from the threats created for us and from a worse peril than what is happening now. I am asking you, however hard this may be, to understand this and to work together with us so as to turn this tragic page as soon as possible and to move forward together, without allowing anyone to interfere in our affairs and our relations but developing them independently, so as to create favourable conditions for overcoming all these problems and to strengthen us from within as a single whole, despite the existence of state borders. I believe in this, in our common future.

I would also like to address the military personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Comrade officers,

Your fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers did not fight the Nazi occupiers and did not defend our common Motherland to allow today’s neo-Nazis to seize power in Ukraine. You swore the oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people and not to the junta, the people’s adversary which is plundering Ukraine and humiliating the Ukrainian people.

I urge you to refuse to carry out their criminal orders. I urge you to immediately lay down arms and go home. I will explain what this means: the military personnel of the Ukrainian army who do this will be able to freely leave the zone of hostilities and return to their families.

I want to emphasise again that all responsibility for the possible bloodshed will lie fully and wholly with the ruling Ukrainian regime.

I would now like to say something very important for those who may be tempted to interfere in these developments from the outside. No matter who tries to stand in our way or all the more so create threats for our country and our people, they must know that Russia will respond immediately, and the consequences will be such as you have never seen in your entire history. No matter how the events unfold, we are ready. All the necessary decisions in this regard have been taken. I hope that my words will be heard.

Citizens of Russia,

The culture and values, experience and traditions of our ancestors invariably provided a powerful underpinning for the wellbeing and the very existence of entire states and nations, their success and viability. Of course, this directly depends on the ability to quickly adapt to constant change, maintain social cohesion, and readiness to consolidate and summon all the available forces in order to move forward.

We always need to be strong, but this strength can take on different forms. The “empire of lies,” which I mentioned in the beginning of my speech, proceeds in its policy primarily from rough, direct force. This is when our saying on being “all brawn and no brains” applies.

We all know that having justice and truth on our side is what makes us truly strong. If this is the case, it would be hard to disagree with the fact that it is our strength and our readiness to fight that are the bedrock of independence and sovereignty and provide the necessary foundation for building a reliable future for your home, your family, and your Motherland.

Dear compatriots,

I am certain that devoted soldiers and officers of Russia’s Armed Forces will perform their duty with professionalism and courage. I have no doubt that the government institutions at all levels and specialists will work effectively to guarantee the stability of our economy, financial system and social wellbeing, and the same applies to corporate executives and the entire business community. I hope that all parliamentary parties and civil society take a consolidated, patriotic position.

At the end of the day, the future of Russia is in the hands of its multi-ethnic people, as has always been the case in our history. This means that the decisions that I made will be executed, that we will achieve the goals we have set, and reliably guarantee the security of our Motherland.

I believe in your support and the invincible force rooted in the love for our Fatherland.

Unroll: Creeping Fascism

My response to a pundit promoting low-key Nazi Master Race Theory on German television… originally published on Twitter and re-posted here (with TweetSpeak left intact) in case my Twitter account is suspended.


Putin is actually the most liberal leader that Russia, in all its manifestations, has had. Yet our leaders have painted him as worse than Stalin or Hitler, and we’re punishing the most liberal version of Russia worse than we ever treated the Soviet Union when it was still around.

On top of this, our leaders are implementing fascist policies to maintain the “Putler” narrative, and they’re peddling Nazi master race theory to heighten fear of Russians.

The West is being indoctrinated with Nazism, and the powers-that-be are successfully doing this by disguising Nazi ideology with pedagogy of the oppressed, to feign “European” victimhood. And they are well versed in Goebbels’ #MirrorPropaganda.

Compare and contrast Euromaidan Ukraine with Nazi Germany, and you’ll probably only find one difference: Euromaidan Ukraine uses token (non-Ostjuden) Jews as their frontpersons in order to disguise their Nazism.

Ensuring and securing a “white” Europe was always foundational to Nazism. And they didn’t just target Jews. Jewish victimhood is a large focus of Nazi studies, because the Nazis didn’t just want to expel them from Europe, but wipe them off the face of the Earth.

They also wanted to wipe the Gypsies off the face of the Earth, but there’s not much focus on this, because their numbers are low and their voice is small. They also wanted to push the Asians out of Europe and make “Eurasia” a distant memory.

“Decolonizing” Eastern Europe of Russians is the implementation of Nazi “Great White Replacement Theory” that’s been dressed up with language borrowed from leftist pedagogy of the oppressed, to make it more palatable to leftist bleeding-heart liberals.

So-called historical abuses of “indigenous peoples” in Eastern Europe is Nazi “Blood and Soil” ideology, dressed up the same way, for the same reasons.

The so-called “Captive Nations” are not captive to anyone. They are sovereign independent nations. What do they mean when they say they are fighting for their sovereignty? They’re *already* sovereign.

When they speak of decolonizing themselves of the Russkiy Mir… they’re talking about ethnic cleansing.

No, man. All of these bad things are happening, not because of Russia, but because of *fear* of Russia and the Russkiy Mir. And Ukraine doesn’t protect us from these bad things. Rather they are the source of it, by stoking that fear.

Every day in DONBASS is like 9/11, and has been for more than 8 years, while the Euromaidan has attempted to decolonize (ethnic cleanse) itself of the Ruskiiy Mir and try to prove their Europeaness (whiteness).

“Everything is blocked” because of the wall EUROPEANS are building… which includes sanctions and mines (on land and sea), and blowing up every bridge they come upon, along the way.

I got a little side tracked, but also wanted to say, our lessons largely ignore the Nazi’s anti-Russianisms, largely because the West adopted them after WW2. By ignoring this part of history, we are doomed to repeat it.


Russia “invaded” to protect the Donbass and Russian soil.

Look: naomiallen.blog/2890-2/

Zelenskyy’s advisors orchestrated the whole thing. They *wanted* this war. They just wanted to do it in a way that made Russia look like the aggressor. Classic Nazi trick. naomiallen.blog/zelenskyys_war…

Unroll: The Holodomor is Nazi Propaganda.

Originally published on Twitter.

The Holodomor narrative was crafted by Goebbels to convince people that the Jews were trying to wipe out white Ukrainians. It was one of the original Great Replacement Theories, and was used to foment hatred against Jews that fueled the Holocaust. socialistmlmusings.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/sto…

Even today, Ukraine’s Right Sector uses the narrative to frame white Ukrainians as the true victims of WW2 race violence, and Jews as the perpetrators. jpost.com/diaspora/antis…

“If everything is genocide, nothing is.” The Holodomor is a sophisticated form of Holocaust denial. jpost.com/israel-news/zu…

Modern day mainstream promoters of the Holodomor narrative are careful not to openly blame the “Bolshevik Jews”. They blame Stalinism. But they still promote the Great Replacement Theory: That the famine was used to replace white Ukrainians w/ Jews, Gypsies, Greeks, & Eurasians.

Back then, and now, this is how they say Russia “colonized” Ukraine. Decolonization = Ethnic Cleansing. It was so back then, and it is so now.

Euromaidan operatives are heavily promoting the Holodomor narrative right now, honoring the work of Gareth Jones. What they’re not telling you: Jones was a Nazi who worked closely with Hitler. discomfiting.medium.com/holodomor-fact…

The Euromaidan also likes to claim that the Holodomor justified white Ukrainian collaboration with Nazis, against a country that was allegedly trying to genocide them. This is a lie. Collaboration started in 1921, before the famine even started. …how-pre-ww-ii-ukrainian-fascists-pioneered-brutal-terror-techniques/

Unroll: Why I no longer support Ukraine

This post was unrolled from Twitter, with Tweetspeak left intact.

My transition from being pro- to anti- Ukraine happened gradually over the last year, and I never took the time to apologize for arguing against people who tried to warn me about Ukrainian Nazis. Y’all were right, I was wrong, and I’m sorry I didn’t see it sooner. 🙏🏽

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Zelenskyy is not my president.

“Defenders” of Azovstal threaten to bomb Mariupol on V-Day

This post was last updated on 07 May 2022.

Updated on 29 April 2022 to include info about Pro-Azov excitement over newly acquired long range missile systems.
Updated on 07 May 2022, to include info about CEPA agents setting the stage, to blame Russia for May 9th attacks.
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Right Sector leader Biletsky has threatened to strike the citizens of Mariupol with long range cluster munitions if they hold a Victory over Fascism parade on May 9th, and Azov supporters are giddy over the US sending them missile systems that would help them carry out the task. To justify committing this heinous atrocity, he and the Kyiv news anchor speculate about how V-Day parades would be full of people bussed in from Moscow, which they say should be treated as a provocation.

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Here’s what happened the last time Mariupol tried to hold a V-Day Parade, back in 2014:

Note that the fireman (above) tells the Vice reporter that the Right Sector and the new Ukrainian national guard attacked their police. Other witnesses told the reporter that national guardsmen attacked “our police”, the parade, and civilians. The Vice reporter commented at one point, that this was not the first time that the Right Sector had attacked the town, but it was the most violent attack to date.

Kyiv’s Post-Maidan government claimed that they sent the national guard and the newly formed national police force into the town after receiving reports that “separatists” had taken over the police station.

How it was reported in the mainstream press:

Is it any wonder why Eastern Ukrainians felt the need to take up arms against the Post-Maidan government? And is it any wonder why most residents of Mariupol have evacuated to Russia, instead of Kyiv?

Since the beginning of this Euro-Maidan mess, our leaders and their talking heads have been walking on eggshells around this Ukrainian Nazi thing, covering up their inhumanity, in order to preserve their “Pro-EU” image.

And not just the 2014 Mariupol massacre, but also the Right Sector attack against busloads of Crimeans, which triggered their referendum for independence.

And the Odessa massacre, which triggered Donbas referendums for autonomy.

Meanwhile, Americans bit by the Azov-Bug are now acting as if celebrating Victory over Fascism (which the Allied Powers have done, every year, in their own nation’s way, since the end of World War II) is a Pro-Putin PsyOP. 🫣 Shouldn’t be long before our White House starts claiming that Russia is staging a V-Day false flag.

Updates on V-Day bombing campaigns:

Do our leaders want peace… or what?

This post was updated with a correction on 07 May 2022. The Russian village of Rostov-on-Don was struck, not by one, but by two missiles on February 19th. Fact-check notes are included in footnotes.


Our leaders need to start addressing the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict with honesty and in accordance with international law, instead of with their emotions and personal prejudices.

Like it or not, Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine was neither illegal, nor unprovoked. And while our leaders don’t want us talking about this, anyone who hopes for peace should do it anyway. Peaceful resolution cannot be reached without recognizing and addressing points of contention that need to be resolved. To ignore the causes of this conflict is to burn bridges to peace, and the longer this war goes on, the closer we get to triggering World War III. That there are powerful forces at work who actually want to ignite another global war makes talking about these issues all the more important.

Main Points of Contention

There are two main reasons why the Russo-Ukrainian conflict is happening.

First: Despite agreeing to its terms in 2015, Kiev has deliberately failed to implement Minsk Accords to end the Ukrainian Civil War. This is largely due to the fact that their government officials have no control over Right Sector Battalions who refuse to honor the agreement, and who threaten to murder political leaders and overthrow the government (again) whenever steps are taken to follow its Peace Protocols.

President Zelenskyy, unsuccessfully attempting to direct Right Sector militias to withdraw from the Donbass (2019).

The second reason: In March 2021, Zelenskyy signed E.O. №117, officially launching a strategy known as the Crimea Platform, to pursue NATO membership for the sake of retaking the Donbass (in violation of Minsk Accords) and to “de-occupy” Crimea and Sevastopol… by military means if necessary. Technically, by enacting E.O. №117, Ukraine effectively issued a declaration of war against Russia.

Primary Provocations

There were two significant incidents that led to military confrontation.

The first: One week after Zelenskyy enacted E.O. №117, Erdogan notified Russia that the US was sending warships to the Black Sea to support Ukraine’s objectives.

In response, the Russian military started amassing troops in Crimea and a standoff began. The Ukrainian government claimed that Russia was staging to attack Ukraine, and our lawmakers called for preemptive military measures and deterrent sanctions.

Our Defense Department then flooded Ukraine with weapons (100 tons of lethal aid), and the Ukrainian government funneled those weapons to their Right Sector militias, with a particular focus on Mariupol (a Right Sector stronghold).

This led to the second incident: Ukraine fed “intel” to our state department, claiming that Russia was orchestrating a false flag event to give them a “pretext” for war, and then… Right Sector battalions proceeded to shell the hell out of the Donbass, and two of these missiles struck Russian soil in Rostov-on-Don (February 19th).1

The attack on Rostov-on-Don was totally ignored by Western media, and the escalation was reported as if “rebels” were the ones who had taken an aggressive posture on the front lines of the ongoing civil war, but expert analysis of OSCE reports reveal the exact opposite.

War correspondent Anne-Laure Bonnel, fed up with French media for not allowing her to report truthfully about the Donbass.

UN Charter, Article 51

On February 21st, two days after the attack on Rostov-on-Don, Russia recognized the Donbass Republics as independent states and answered their call for assistance (evacuations, and military defense). Another three days later, Putin invoked Article 51 of the UN Charter and the Russian military began an armed Special Ops mission in Ukraine.

In Putin’s view, Russia had to take action now, to avoid going to war with NATO later. And I don’t think he was wrong, because the US and the rest of the world acted as if he was hallucinating when he tried to resolve points of contention, NATO began amassing troops throughout Eastern Europe, US lawmakers started calling for American boots on the ground and preemptive military strikes, and our President had already signed an agreement to support Ukraine’s Crimea Platform.

“Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security. Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self-defence shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems necessary in order to maintain or restore international peace and security.”

Under international law, because Ukrainian forces attacked Russian soil, the Russian Federation has a legal right to launch a counter offensive against Ukraine, in defense of their own national security. Russia’s armed Special Ops are lawful and will continue to be lawful, unless and until points of contention are resolved. The UN has a responsibility to facilitate this peaceful resolution, and it is unlawful for other UN member states to impair Russia’s inherent right to self-defense.

In accordance with international law, the UN should be working to resolve and settle sovereignty issues concerning the Donbass Republics, and they should be working to resolve and settle sovereignty issues concerning Crimea. They should also be censuring UN member states who are behaving in contradiction to Article 51 of the UN Charter. Why aren’t they?


Recommended Reading:

The Silence of American Hawks About Kiev’s Atrocities is Deafening. (The Nation)

NATO Whistle-Blower: Russian Occupation of the Donbass Prior to 2022 is a Lie. (Sheer Post)

Ukraine’s Right Sector Battalions Vow to Sabotage All Prospects of Peace with Russia. (People’s World)

Putin Says Peace with Ukraine is Impossible, without First Resolving Sovereignty Issues Concerning Sevastopol, Crimea, and the Donbass Republics.
(Interfax)

Ukraine’s defense tactics place civilians in harm’s way. (Washington Post)


Footnote:

1. Western OSINT sleuths confirm that Rostov-on-Don was struck by two Grad missiles on February 19th, ‘though they erroneously claim that, since the target was more than 21 km from Ukrainian forces, Rostov-on-Don was out of their range and the missiles couldn’t have been fired by them. Double-Fact-Check: Today’s modified Grad systems have a range of up to 45 km.

Deep Dive: Kids of Mariupol Catacombs (Azovstal)

The Ukrainian government and their taking heads are trying to push Western panic/sympathy buttons, with desperate pleas to save the children of Azovstal.

“It’s a war — everything they do and say publicly is designed to help them win the war. Every public statement is an information operation, every interview, every Zelensky appearance broadcast is an information operation.”

In their latest call-to-action, Ukraine’s Stratcom Centre released a heart-wrenching video featuring “Kids of Mariupol Catacombs” who haven’t seen the light of day for three months.

Curiously… one of the men (at around the 23rd second mark, below) shown in an earlier version of “Kids of Mariupol Catacombs”, happens to be an actor recently used in a revanchist propaganda piece distributed on Ukrainian social media.

Despite these appeals, President Zelenskyy has thus far rejected safe-passage offers from Russia, and the grown ups of Azovstal have failed to take advantage of several cease-fires issued by the Russian Federation, instead choosing to use their own children as human shields.

To justify rejecting Russia’s safe-passage offers, Ukrainian officials keep telling lies about the 2014 Battle for Ilovaisk…

… and their Social Media BLOB-Mob has revived tall tales about people being sent to concentration camps in Russia.

But if these UPA militants won’t use safe-passages offered by Russia, what are they really expecting from us? One social media campaign, launched by someone who claims to be in contact with “the Boys”, is calling for a third-party coastline rescue… to save the children from “the Orcs”. Yet another half-brained idea that would drag NATO into the mix (which would mean WW3).

March 5th killing spree in Bucha… while the city was under Ukrainian control.

This post was combined with my deep dive into the Bucha atrocities.

Deep Dive: “For the Children” (Kramatorsk)

“The territory from which the launch came is 100% Ukrainian controlled.”

— Former UN Weapons Inspector, Scott Ritter


The train station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine was attacked with a missile, inscribed with a chilling message: “For the Children”. This devastating incident, resulting in at least 50 fatalities, has sparked outrage against Russia, and triggered a flurry of international activity, testing and reinforcing alliances, bringing us closer to World War III.

Kramatorsk is an anti-Maidan city, policed by Nazi militias since 2014. As such, some have anticipated that Russia would target it for liberation, and this military strike has produced a lot of speculation, as well as evidence against Ukraine that our officials are choosing to ignore.

Speculaton

The social media BLOB-MOB suggests that Russia may have targeted the train station to force evacuations to re-route eastward, fueling hysteria about the Red Cross sending refugees to concentration camps in Rostov.

Blue check BLOB-heads are using the incident to say that, “Russians are killing the people they say they’re trying to liberate,” in order to discredit the Russian Federation’s stated objective to de-Nazify Ukraine.

Some (Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, included) are adding the incident to their list of “Russian war crimes” that they’re using as a pretext for US and NATO forces to enter the fray (by putting boots on the ground to arrest Russian Federation troops for acts of terrorism), and to bolster their call for Russian President Putin to be arrested and tried as a war criminal.

Others are using the incident to discredit social media buzz about the Alley of Angels Memorial, dedicated to children from the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), killed by Nazi Right Sector militias during the Ukrainian Civil War.

Some, who are aware of the buzz, say that the DPR launched the rocket, in revenge for these children.

Ukrainian POW’s visit the Alley of Angels Memorial.

But based on the actual evidence, I personally think that Nazi militias are responsible for the train station bombing. I think that they are using this war as an opportunity to kill the people who they’ve always wanted to get rid of, and that they are framing Russia for it, in order to escalate hostilities and start WW3.

The Set-Up:

On April 7th, authorities urged residents of government controlled Luhansk and Donetsk to gather at the Kramatorsk train station for evacuation from the Donbas, in anticipation of a “rumored” attack from Russian Federation forces.

At the same time, “experts” were also telling reporters in Kyiv that Russia would try to damage Ukraine’s rail system in order to disrupt Ukraine’s energy supply lines.

On April 8th, Ukrainian officials announced that the Kramatorsk train station was struck by a Russian Iskander missile armed with a cluster charge.

The Facts:

Russia has been using Hail, Tornado, and Hurricane missiles, and video evidence shows that Kramatorsk was struck, not by an Iskander, but by a Soviet-era Tochka-U missile … thus far used exclusively in this war by Ukrainian forces, and frequently used by Nazi militias to bomb communities in the Donbas (most recently, on March 14th).

2014:




2020:

Supposed video “evidence” of Russia using Tochka-U missiles, that was first put into circulation on social media on April 1st, shows a convoy of Tochka-U missile launchers en route, by rail, from Russia to Belarus. So far, there are no credible reports of these missile launchers being deployed on Ukrainian soil.


 

The Hard Evidence:

The Tochka-U missile launched against Kramatorsk, and ones launched by Ukrainian forces against Melitipol, and Berdyansk in March, all carry a 915xx serial number. Irrefutably, they came from the same Ukrainian stockpile.


Amateur OSINT enthusiasts claim that the missile was fired on Kramatorsk either from a DPR position in the Donbas, or from Belarus, but forensic analysis (by an actual expert) reveals that, irrefutably, it was launched from Ukrainian controlled territory.

“The blue dot at the tip of the three arrows is the impact zone. The solid line is the azimuth of flight determined by the missile debris. The dotted lines show possible zones accounting for margin of error. The territory from which the launch came is 100% Ukrainian controlled.”

— Former UN Weapons Inspector, Scott Ritter

The Reality:

Without as much as a proper investigation, just as they did with Bucha, our leaders are making significant and frightening decisions, staging for another global war. And if we are not careful, our country will end up fighting that war on the side of fascism.

Both sides of this war accuse the other of fascism, but only one side is actually supporting Nazis.

Azov Battalion are hardcore Nazis, and people need to stop pretending that this is okay.

#NeverAgain

Opinion: There is no good reason, and not even a logical bad one, for us to start WW3.

NeoCons think WW3 would be good for the American economy and would strengthen our country. This is based on what happened to us during and after WW2. But we are not in the same position as we were during WW2.

WW2 increased American production and GDP because it gave women and people of color a door to production lines. But we wouldn’t see the same influx into the workforce this time around, and there would be no additional growth.

Our country joined WW2 relatively late, after other countries were already devastated. This meant that, in the aftermath, we were the ones who were in a position to help other countries get back on their feet, and they became indebted to us. This time around, we’ve taken lead into the war and are financing it from the start. We haven’t even joined the fight yet, and it’s already milking us dry. We’re being told to tighten our belts, more and more, after already having our finances devastated during the COVID pandemic. We wouldn’t come out of WW3 as the wealthiest country in the world, in a position to help anyone, let alone ourselves.

Moreover, we are seen as the ones who put an end to WW2, which increased our standing. This time, we’d be seen as the ones who helped start it. The Soviet Union also helped end WW2, but that did nothing for their standing because they are partly blamed for triggering it (Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact).

Us: “Getting into the mix will start WW3.”
NeoCons: “You say that like it’s a bad thing.”
Us: “It would be.”

There is no good reason, and not even a logical bad one, for us to start WW3.

Deep Dive: Wary of Atrocity Propaganda (Bucha)

The Reasonable Doubt section of this post was updated on 24 April 2022.

“As long as there is a crazy regime in Russia, anything can be expected, which means that the existence of NATO is justified. This means that any discussion in NATO now will run into the question: What do you want, like in Ukraine? That is, money will be allocated, and rearmament will go on. And it will be the same in Europe. It’s just that all this will end with the utterance of one word: Bucha.”

Aleksey Arestovych (Meduza)

 

Garry Kasparov wants us to keep horrid images from Bucha and Irpin in mind while we decide whether to go all in (WW3) with Ukraine’s fight against Putin’s so-called Hitlerite army. But I’d like people to keep in mind that Nazis are very skilled at propaganda… so skilled, that they’ve convinced many Americans to fight on their side of the next global war (which they are determined to start).

 

Western media outlets are even going as far as to recycle WW2 era Nazi propaganda about the Red Army’s horde of rapists, in order to drum up animosity toward modern day Russia.

Russian Federation troops retreated from Bucha and Irpin a week ago. Now, after seven days, and shortly after Kasparov said we should “brace ourselves” for more news about Russian atrocities, we are being flooded with narratives about Putin’s brutal army… and how they allegedly massacred innocents throughout the town, raped their women, chopped children into pieces, and ate their dogs.

Just as we were told about Serbian troops, which turned out to be a lie.

Just as we were told about Libyan troops, which turned out to be a lie.

Just as we were told about Iraqi troops, which turned out to be a lie.

Atrocities should always be investigated by the proper authorities, but we should also be aware of our regretful tendency to fall for Atrocity Propaganda (WMD Lies). Especially since Ukraine has shown a willingness to tell lies to boost support for their cause, and our own government admits that the declassified “intel” that the White House disseminates isn’t always solid.

Reasonable Doubt

Updated: 28 April 2022

The Pentagon states that they are unable to independently confirm Bucha atrocities.

Prior to the current media blitz, all we heard about fatalities in Bucha was that all the men of fighting age had been killed.

March 5th Killing Spree

Headline: Maxar satellite images prove that bodies, later found on the streets of Bucha by Ukrainian forces, were there since Rus Fed occupation.

The Whole Truth: Those images only confirm that ELEVEN of the bodies were there since at least March 11th.

Headline: Azov drone footage* places Russian troops and eight bodies on a particular street in Bucha, at the same time, on March 11th and 12th.

The Whole Truth: There is no footage of those Russian troops actually killing those people.

Headline: Azov drone footage shows proof that Russian troops killed a Bucha cyclist on March 5th.

The Whole Truth: Azov conducted drone surveillance the whole time Rus Fed occupied Bucha, but the only supposed direct evidence they have of Russian troops killing unarmed civilians, is footage of a Z-marked APC shooting a cyclist on March 5th.

“Rus Fed occupied Bucha through March 30th.”

— Everybody

The cyclist wasn’t the only unarmed civilian killed on March 5th. People who ventured outdoors were being indiscriminately killed by snipers throughout the town that day.

In response to reports about the March 5th killing spree, Arestovych (Kyiv’s information war specialist) claimed that the city was under Rus Fed control, and that the Russians were shooting people to prevent them from evacuating the city.

The Whole Truth: The town changed hands a few times before March 30th. Rus Fed was repelled to the outskirts of the town on March 3rd, and did not retake the city until March 7th, which was when their armored convoy entered the city. Specifically: Three armored personnel carriers, reinforced by tank units.

Whatever armored convoy that was in the city on March 5th was under control of Ukrainian forces. It was either their own equipment, or Rus Fed equipment that was abandoned or captured.

An Azov member posted this video (above) on March 1st, of a Ukrainian armored column, moving into Bucha. Included in their column were two Z-marked APV’s that they said they had captured.

Archive, to mark proof that the video was posted on March 1st: web.archive.org/web/2022040717…

And, in case they ever delete the vid from their Telegram channel…

 

April Clearing

On April 1st, President Zelenskyy warned that, “There will be trouble for those who cooperate with Occupiers,” and the Ukrainian National Police deployed special forces (Azov) to “clear Bucha” of Pro-Russian saboteurs and accomplices.

 

What qualifies as a “Pro-Russian saboteur or accomplice”?

Posted on April 4th from Bucha, to Azov Battalion’s Sergey Korotkikh Telegram account:

 

Voice A: “There are guys without blue ribbons. Can I shoot them?”
Voice B: “We’ll see.”

Many of the images circulating in news feeds show Russian humanitarian aid packages strewn about the victims.



Most of the victims were wearing white armbands, used by residents in Russian occupied areas to signal that they were Friendlies.


Mikhail Vershinin, head of the Mariupol “police patrol” (UPA Red Sector Sturmabteilung), currently hiding with the other Nazi sewer rats in Azovstal, inadvertently admitted in a phone interview that Ukrainian forces have been shooting unarmed civilians wearing white arm bands.

 

The kneeling men who were executed with their hands zip-tied behind their backs were dressed similarly to men seen in this video, who were apprehended and had their hands zip-tied behind their backs by Territorial Defense militants.

 

Some of the victims were killed while riding bicycles, and Ukrainian forces are notorious for suspecting bicyclists of conducting recon for Russia.

This image (so graphic, I don’t want to embed it on my website) shared by Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko on Twitter, captioned, “Tortured body of a raped and killed woman. I’m speechless. My@mind is paralyzed with anger and fear and hatred. #StopGenocide #StopPutinNOW”, was actually taken from a video report from Patrick Lancaster, filmed in a Mariupol school basement that Azov Battalion had just abandoned.

The Ukrainian government barred journalists from Irpin shortly after the battle began, and for a week afterward. Narratives are being shaped, not from eyewitnesses, but from analyses of the aftermath.

Moreover, their Bucha and Irpin narrative is being shaped by Azov Battalion and members of the Ukrainian Foreign Legion… both of whom are full of Nazis who want to start World War III, and who have vowed to sabotage any chance for peace with Russia.

Never Again

Meanwhile, American lawmakers and influencers are bastardizing the “Never Again” slogan to gain public support for literal Nazis who have been committing war crimes against the people of Donbas, with impunity, since 2014.

 

Astounding. Especially since congress has already acknowledged that Azov Battalion are Nazi war criminals, and has forbidden providing them with military aid since 2015.

 

Read More: Azov are hardcore Nazis, and people should stop pretending that’s okay.

Azov Battalion are hardocore Nazis, and people should stop pretending that’s okay.

Working notes for a project I’m working on, about the Nazification of modern day Ukraine.

Why this is so important: Because contemporary Nazis are trying to reignite global war, with a stated mission to, “Lead the White Nations around the world in the last crusade of its existence. A campaign against Semitic-led inhumanity.”

Upated: 18 May 2022

During WW2, Ukrainian Nazis organized under the umbrella of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN).

Their insurgent paramilitary wing was called the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).

They were Ukraine’s primary collaborators with Nazi Germany, first operating as an underground movement that pacified Ukraine in preparation for Nazi invasion, then operating independently to lead their own ethnic cleansing campaigns.

The Social-National Party of Ukraine was founded in 1991 when Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union. The party’s ideology was modeled after the OUN’s, and Patriot Ukraine was formed in 1999 as their paramilitary wing.

In 2004, the Social-National Party dissolved, and its members reorganized as the All-Ukrainian Union “Svoboda” and Our Ukraine parties. Patriot Ukraine reorganized in 2005, under the leadership of Andriy Biletsky.

“The Patriot Ukraine is the revolutionary vanguard of the Ukrainian social-nationalist movement. Established (restored) in 2005. Sets the most difficult tasks of defending the Nation, direct action; protective functions of Social-Nationalist Assembly.”

— Patriot of Ukraine, organization statement.

Ukrainian Racial Social Nationalism:

Andriy BILETSKY
2007

“Ukrainian Social Nationalism”. – Kharkiv: “Patriot of Ukraine”, 2007. – p. 3-5.

Patriot of Ukraine is a militant organization that professes the ideology of Ukrainian Social Nationalism. Our task is to fight for the creation of a powerful Social-Nationalist movement that will embrace the entire Nation and gain power in the State.

The main mystical idea of ​​Social Nationalism is to create, instead of a bunch of disparate individuals, mechanically united by the name “Ukrainians” and the presence of a Ukrainian passport, the National Supercommunity – a single biological organism consisting of New People – physically, intellectually and spiritually developed. From the mass of individuals must emerge the Nation, and from the weak modern man – the Superman.

Social Nationalism is based on a number of fundamental principles that clearly distinguish it from other right-wing movements. This is a kind of triad: Socialism, Racialism, Great Power.

I. Sociality. We are fighting to create a harmonious National Community. We argue that sharp social divisions lead to the decay and disintegration of the Spirit of the national community, as well as to the cultivation of selfishness. We do not rule out the existence of the rich (provided that their material values ​​are acquired through honest and socially useful work), but we reject the possibility of the existence of the poor. Every Ukrainian, regardless of the nature of the work performed, must have a decent social status and material security. “It’s a shame to be poor in a rich country, even more embarrassing to be rich in a poor country.”

From the principle of Sociality follows our complete denial of democracy and liberalism, which give rise to the division of the Nation into isolated units and the power of the gray crowd over prominent figures (ochlocracy). Instead, we put forward the ideas of National Solidarity, Natural Hierarchy and Strict Discipline as the foundations of our new society. Not the “democratic vote” of a mob that cannot give advice to its own life, not that of the life of the State, but the natural selection of the best representatives of the Nation – born leaders. Anyone who thinks that such a system of government is unacceptable should consider whether a modern system of government is acceptable, in which a prostitute and an academic have equal voting rights, where a degraded drug addict or pedophile is equally valued in an election with a tank division commander.

ІІ. Racialism. All our nationalism is nothing – a castle on the sand, without reliance on the foundation of blood, the foundation of Race. Traditional (post-war, post-Soviet) nationalism is characterized by putting the cart before the horse – to declare that the Nation is a linguistic, cultural or territorial-economic phenomenon. Of course, we do not reject the importance of spiritual and cultural-linguistic factors, as well as territorial patriotism. But, in our deep conviction, all these are only derivatives of our Race, our Racial nature. If Ukrainian spirituality, culture and language are unique, it is only because our racial nature is unique. If Ukraine is an earthly paradise, it is only because our Race has turned it into it.

Accordingly, the treatment of our National organism must begin with the Racial Purification of the Nation. And then a healthy National Spirit will be reborn in a healthy Racial body, and with it culture, language and everything else. In addition to the question of purity, we must also pay attention to the question of the fullness of the Race. Ukrainians are a part (and one of the largest and highest quality) of the European White Race. Race-Creator of a great civilization, the highest human achievements. The historical mission of our Nation, in this crucial century, is to lead and lead the White Nations around the world in the last crusade of its existence. A campaign against Semitic-led inhumanity.

III. Great power.We are replacing the slogan “Independent Ukraine” with the slogan “Greater Ukraine”. Ukrainians are a nation with a long imperial history. During their existence, Ukrainians had at least two superpowers – Greater Scythia and Kievan Rus. The task of the current generation is to create the Third Empire – Greater Ukraine. And this question, oddly enough, is not so much political as biological. Any living organism in nature tends to expand, reproduce, increase. This law is universal for the infusoria-shoe, and for man, and for the Nation-Race. Stopping, cessation of development means in the nature of extinction – death. Inhibiting population growth leads to the biological death of the Nation, the cessation of political expansion and the decline of the State. Thousands of times we have heard the moans of pseudo-nationalists about the oppression of us by the Poles and Moscow, their curses against empires. Social-Nationalism is not like that, he claims – if we are strong, we will take everything that belongs to us by right and even a little more, we will build our Superpower-Empire – Greater Ukraine, which will be the legal successor of the Scythian and Kievan Rus’ empires. If we are weak, then we have a place among the conquered dying peoples. Because such is Nature! The choice is ours!

Thus, Social-Nationalism raises on the shield all the ancient Ukrainian Aryan values, forgotten in modern society. Only their revival and implementation by a group of fanatical fighters can lead to the final victory of European civilization in the world struggle.

We stand on this, and we can not do otherwise!

Open Translation

Their movement was bolstered after the anti-Communist Orange Revolution by Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko, who enacted several Ukrainization (de-Russification) laws meant to shape a new Ukrainian National Identity, and established Jingoistic anti-Soviet/Russian programs that included the de-stigmatization and glorification of historical fascist Anti-Soviet heroes (the OUN and UPA).

One of the organizations established by Yushchenko was the The Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance (UINR), which was tasked with the restoration and preservation of national memory of the Ukrainian people.

UINR, on Ukraine’s National Identity:


















View Ukrainization Flashcards

At the time, this socio-political effort raised concerns from academics like Timothy Snyder, and from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum about how it could lead to a revival of genocidal fascism in Eastern Europe.

Yushhenko’s policies were embraced in West Ukraine — a region heavily populated with descendants of the original OUN/UPA. But the majority of the rest of Ukraine proved to be anti-fascist. In 2010, that silent majority elected Viktor Yanukovych, who campaigned on promises to protect the civil rights and cultural freedoms of non-ethnic Ukrainians.

Yanukovych’s civil rights initiative was met with objections from nationalists who accused him of obstructing national unity, and his resistance to Ukrainization/de-Russificiation policies were portrayed by them as Anti-Ukraine/Pro-Russia, and even labelled as treasonous Russification.

Meanwhile, Amnesty International expressed alarm over mass xenophobia and significant deterioration of human rights in Ukraine.

In early 2014, after months of violent protest, the Ukrainian government was overthrown by fascist far-right groups who organized under the umbrella of the Right Sector. The new, self-appointed government then launched a terror campaign against regions who would not recognize their coup as legitimate, and the Western press ignored their atrocities.

The violence was perpetrated by Patriot of Ukraine, who were then re-organized as various battalions (such as, Azov) under the umbrella of Ukraine’s newly formed Territorial Defense Battalions (Three Revolutions, Page 108) who were called upon to conduct “Anti Terrorist Operations” in East and South Ukraine.

The Ukrainian government claims that while some of their members are Nazis, the Azov Battalion is not a Nazi army. But their sergeants and officers are required to study at a military academy named after the founder of the OUN, where they are trained to “follow his example”.

In 2015, Ukraine passed a law making it a criminal offense to shine a poor light on the OUN, or UPA.

Bloodbath in Bucha

I wish I could un-see the images from Bucha. The streets are littered with bodies, and it is said that Russian troops killed every man, aged 16-60.

It reminds me of what happened in Fallujah. Our troops dropped fliers on the city to warn of an attack, telling civilians to flee. After giving them time to do so, our troops took the city and shot every man of fighting age.

This is exactly what I thought would happen to cities in Western Ukraine, where residents were militarized as volunteers for Ukraine’s Territorial Defense, and were told to defend against Russian advancement. Zelenskyy did not send trained soldiers to protect his people, but left them to defend themselves.

While Zelenskyy uses these images to gin up animosity toward Russia, the blood of those people are also on his hands. He should have never provoked this war (with his Crimea Platform), knowing full well that he didn’t have a strong enough army to protect his people with.

Read More: Russia has killed civilians in Ukraine. Kyiv’s defense tactics add to the danger. (Washington Post)

Rough Notes: Ukrainian Palace Intrigue

Blackmail, plots, Ukraine’s Nazi shadow government, and my first conspiracy theory.

This post was originally rolled from Twitter, with minor grammar adjustments, and is a work in progress. Join the conversation here.

I think President Biden is being blackmailed and controlled. The change in his policy toward Russia and Ukraine was too sudden and too drastic. The recent media blitz about his son Hunter may be part of how pressure is being applied to him.

It’s no secret that Zelenskyy’s life has been threatened to make him go in the direction he’s taken, but I can’t help but think there’s even more going on. He, too, made sudden drastic changes in his foreign policy, and his comments often seem schizophrenic. Where is his wife and children?

I usually avoid speculation… but all of this has been on my mind after doing more research about certain people who are orchestrating the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict.

I just watched an old interview with one of Zelenskyy’s current advisors saying that blackmail is a legitimate tool that their movement can use against politicians to ‘squeeze them by the balls’, to counter Russian bribes they’re probably taking.

He said you can assume that they’re all taking bribes. So blackmail is necessary, and realistic. And he said people should deliver old videos of politicians to Victors of Maidan (which he considers him the leader of) that they can creatively edit, to create blackmail material.

Other methods that he described for controlling pro-separatist politicians and people of importance: Violence and the threat of violence from Patriots of Ukraine (aka Right Sector, Azov, and other Nazi militias) who are allowed to operate with impunity, treason laws, and exploiting “economic fetishes”.

In another interview, he said that people should not be bothered by the Nazis. They serve a purpose, and won’t suppress the people. They’re there to suppress the politicians and the dissidents in E. Ukraine, and to keep the streets safe.

In another interview, he said that people who commit war crimes and kill people in the name of revolution would be pardoned when the war is over.

Zelenskyy’s foreign policy totally changed once that guy became part of his cabinet, after Azov (this guy’s henchmen) threatened to overthrow the government and kill Zelenskyy because he was trying to implement Minsk Accords.

Zelenskyy confronting Azov Battalion in 2019, in the Donbas.

I downloaded the vids and will write something up about this later. This guy is evil a/f. He organized the Nazi militias, orchestrated the 2014 the coup, and says out loud that he was in cahoots with McCain.

“I am in communication with my comrade, McCain, and the Americans are with us.” Also: “Our Western consultants were here in hotel rooms during Maidan.”

… “They’re on board with the fight against the Soviet Union.”

I used to be skeptical about US actors being involved in the coup. Nuland saying, “Fuck the EU,” and selecting Yats for PM *after* the coup wasn’t proof enough for me. But I am now convinced that McCain’s NGO was involved.

That would be the International Republican Institute… who Kilimnik worked for. dailykos.com/stories/2018/7…

Help me out, guys. I haven’t gone through all the vids yet, but please download all of the ones published in 2014 and 2015 in case he gets around to deleting them. Start from the oldest ones first. youtube.com/c/arestovych/v…

Bloody hell. I just hatched my first conspiracy theory. Never thought I’d see the day.

The part that is NOT theory: Zelenskyy’s advisor is a shady Nazi who specializes in psychological warfare and pulls the political strings of Ukraine’s Nazi shadow government.

The part I am theorizing about: That his crew is blackmailing/coercing our president.

The coercion of Zelenskyy is pretty much public knowledge (or should be, for anyone who has monitored Ukrainian events since he first ran for president)… ‘though some think he’s in on it, for the money.

For those who may have not noticed how differently Biden was behaving at the start of this, check out the timeline of events I started keeping last year: naomiallen.blog/troubled-water…

And this is when the switch flipped, and his whole administration started acting nuts: naomiallen.blog/white_house_re…

The GrayZone’s @RealAlexRubi and @MaxBlumenthal wrote a decent piece about the switch happening with Zelenskyy:
thegrayzone.com/2022/03/04/naz…

Zelenskyy’s advisors are #WarPigs, and Russia’s attack against Ukraine was not “unprovoked”.

In March 2019, Alexey Arestovich — who now serves as a psychological warfare specialist in Zelenskyy’s cabinet — gave an interview with Apostrof TV, promoting a foreign policy that can be summarized as: ‘Putin wants to restore the Soviet Union, and we must wage World War III to stop him.‘ Arestovich anticipated that seeking NATO membership would “provoke Russia into launching a large-scale military operation against Ukraine”, and that it would have devastating consequences for their own people… but he stated that Ukraine should do it anyway. In his view, no price was too high, to stop Putin.

Translated Transcript:

Q: Of course I’m interested in the question of how to stop the war [in Donbas] and return the occupied territories. What could move Putin to make such a decision?

A: To end the war? Nothing. His main goal is the restoration of the Soviet Union and victory in the Cold War, to change its outcome. Dismantlement of the European system of collective defence, destruction of NATO and the EU if not de jure, then de facto, and engaging with each EU country one-on-one, compared to whom Russia is of course stronger. The man has 150 billion in personal wealth, as they say, he’s got a nuclear umbrella, he’s 70 years old.

Q: If his goal is to remake the Soviet Union, why does he stop with Ukraine? Why not take Belarus?

A: No need for haste. These are strategic goals. I’ve talked about this before on this channel, that the operation is planned up until 2032-35. These things are not done quickly.

Q: What outcome is planned for 2032?

A: I believe it would be a new form of empire, they’ll find a way. A reconfiguration of their foreign policy as well as their internal politics. Russia, Belarus, Ukraine or part of Ukraine, possibly Armenia, Moldova, north Kazakhstan.. But those regions aren’t as important. Russia, Belarus and Ukraine must be put together. And then Russia can enter the multipolar world as an important player, top 5 or maybe top 4 of nations and/or alliances, and pursue an independent political course as she sees fit. No one should interfere on the territory of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), and domination of Europe, naturally. And that’s the outcome.

Q: Why 2032 exactly?

A: Well they’re competent planners. If you look at what was happening from ‘91 to when Putin got in power in ‘99 and how often the situation collapsed, that was 8 years. To recover from it you need at least twice as long. They decided to begin in 2007, started drawing some plans after the Maidan in 2004, but in 2007 we get the Munich speech and they leave the CFE (Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe). 2007 plus 16 we get 2023, but taking into account the sanctions and other countermeasures that will be imposed on them we need to multiply this by another 1.5 and we get ‘32-35.

Q: What situation inside Ukraine can help that plan?

A: Only membership in NATO. Oh you mean us getting back under their boot? If we don’t join NATO we’re finished. We’re not strong enough for neutrality, we can’t hold neutrality. For some reason naive people think that neutrality is when you can spend very little on defence because there’s no need to fight anyone. Neutrality costs about 10 times more than war with somebody. Switzerland, while a very neutral country, has conscription, crazy defence taxes, boys and girls both serve and so on. And it’s not neighbouring Russia, but rather France, Italy and Germany. Fourth in the world in military preparedness, combat readiness, and that’s taking into account that they have 6 or 8 mountain passes. Explode those and nobody can touch you. Whereas we have 2,700 km of land border with Russia which are mostly plains. Can you imagine how much our neutrality will cost? And Hungary, and all the other claims? Therefore we cannot hold neutrality, we don’t have enough resources and even geographically no country could hold neutrality in our place. If we can’t hold neutrality then we need to either join the CIS or NATO.

Q: How can NATO accept us if we have a war, ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone, aka the Donbas)?

A: It’s one of the biggest myths about NATO that they do not accept countries with territorial disputes. They do so eagerly. More so, they even accept countries that have territorial disputes between each other, like Greece and Turkey for example.

Q: Right, but in that case the military action was done in Cyprus and we have military action on the territory of Ukraine.

A: What did Turkey create? It’s own DNR on Cyprus. It gets a lot of criticism for it but regardless it’s a member of NATO. Inside NATO there are 36 conflicts. Out of the more likely ones Spain believes that Gibraltar is occupied by the UK. Both are members of NATO. The UK fought Iceland several times over fish using demonstrations of power and the military. There are many other grievances between different countries yet they are all in NATO. Territorial claims? You can lose count.

Q: It’s all a question of political will?

A: Absolutely. If you visit Bulgaria and observe it closely and compare Bulgaria in 2019 to us in 1999, we were ready in ‘99.

Q: Then why isn’t NATO in a hurry to bring in Ukraine?

A: Because inside they had no consensus on whether they needed Ukraine at all and if we’d shift all the way to Russia with our Yanukovichs. But now it’s simple. After the poisoning of British citizens with military-grade chemical weapons on their territory, and after the downed Boeing, and attempts to overthrow the government in Montenegro, after the refugee waves in Europe, after Syria and everything else, finally they came to an understanding in the West that Russia isn’t at war with Georgia and Ukraine, it’s at war with the West. And when did they realize this? Very late. Around the beginning of ‘18, end of ‘17. The smarter ones got it at the end of ‘16 and the rest caught up. Now they see it very straight forward – it’s simple arithmetics. If they don’t bring us into NATO, Russia gets 40 million people and a million soldiers. Otherwise, they get the 40 million people and 1 million soldiers which already have experience of successfully fighting the Russians. Simple choice, isn’t it?

Q: What can the president do? His first few steps to change the current situation?

A: He needs to win over the parliament. That’s his main move. If they succeed in driving a wedge between the parliament and the president and he starts blocking the parliament’s reform package, which first and foremost aims at joining the EU and NATO, it will make it difficult. Then he’d need to dissolve the parliament and win new elections. And when he wins all he needs to do is push through NATO membership. Nothing else matters. War trumps all. All this economics, this trash, social programs, it is all sacrificed in war. If the war is lost all other issues become irrelevant. The social policies here will be introduced by Putin’s cronies.

Q: So if Ukraine joins NATO then we can start discussing the end of the war in the east?

A: No, we won’t be talking about any end of the war. On the contrary, it will most likely provoke Russia into launching a large-scale military operation against Ukraine because they will need to knock us down a notch in infrastructure terms, turn our territory into rubble so it won’t look inviting to NATO.

Q: Do you mean Russia will engage in direct confrontation with NATO?

A: No, not NATO. They have to do this before we join NATO so that we wouldn’t be lucrative for NATO. With a 99.9% certainty the cost of our membership in NATO is a big war with Russia. If we don’t get into NATO, then Russia will subsume us within 10-12 years. That’s the fork in the road we’re at currently. So vote for Zelenskyy.

Q: Well, if we try to weigh these options, which one is best?

A: Obviously, a big war with Russia and subsequent membership in NATO as a result of victory over Russia.

Q: What would a big war with Russia look like?

A: It’s a large air operation, invasion by Russian army, siege of Kiev, attempt to surround the armed forces stationed in the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone, aka the Donbas), surge for the Crimean land bridge to secure the water for Crimea, invasion from the territory of Belarus, creating of new peoples’ republics, sabotage, hitting critical infrastructure, paratroopers, and so on. That’s what a big war is, and it’s probability is 99%.

Q: When?

A: ‘20 to ‘22 is the most critical period. The next critical period is ‘24-26 and then ‘28-30. There could be three wars with Russia.

Q: What will happen in ‘24-28? If such a big war is under way will new peoples’ republics be announced?

A: Of course. Before the Russian tanks Russian clandestine operatives will enter Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Odessa, Kherson and so on and claim them to be independent.

Q: How can Ukraine get membership in NATO without getting a big war with Russia?

A: There is no way. Possibly only if Russia gets really leaned on hard and put in its place so they know to not do anything.

Q: Sanctions? Embargo? Lean how?

A: Could be sanctions or an embargo. Could just publicly or privately let Russia know that any attempts at war will be very painful for them. Maybe bring in the US airborne division and say that, “No guys, there’ll be no war. Don’t even start it.” If NATO forces are positioned around Kiev and so on. They could do things to force a regime change in Russia by that time. Some liberals will get in power and say “Ok, you can join NATO. We are a good country again.” All this could happen.

Q: Under what conditions can there be a regime change in Russia?

A: If there will be an internal conflict among the elites in Russia, between those who don’t like the current path for the destruction of EU/NATO and victory in the Cold War, and of confrontation with the West in general, and if this faction gets stronger and challenges the current faction that is bent on creating USSR 2.0 then regime change can happen.

Q: How about a peaceful solution to the situation in the Donbass?

A: Never.

Q: Why not? I think the West is looking for such solutions.

A: The West is looking for such an option by asking Russia to rethink its positions. Why would Russia do that?

Q: Well if they threaten them with something new…

A: Well maybe if the liberals get in power, or they threaten them really hard. On the other hand, what can you really threaten a country which possesses a nuclear shield and nuclear offensive capabilities? Seriously, what can you threaten?

Q: I would think that in order to get to the point where Russia has to decide whether to press the nuclear button or not it would have to be a very serious situation.

A: The thing is that you can’t put serious pressure on people with such serious nuclear armaments. Serious pressure is the threat of violence, and you can’t threaten violence to someone with nuclear weapons. And all these economic sanctions.. For a country such as Russia.. Look at Iran, 40 years under sanctions much heavier than Russia. They stick it to the whole world, certainly to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Syria, the USA, half of Africa and half of South America. Iran runs its intrigues on half the planet and nobody can do anything about it. They are developing nuclear weapons and such. And Russia is bigger and more powerful than Iran.

Q: So if we try to summarize, in your opinion, the most important thing, or one of the most important, for the next president of Ukraine is pushing for NATO membership?

A: No question about it.

Q: Could we think of another two points for the president to focus on?

A: There are two ways of looking at these elections: historic and socio-economic. We shouldn’t forget that the socio-economic option is only available because someone is fighting very well, in general. Providing us with allies, financial help – $700 million in military aid from the US – and so on and so forth. That’s why we can even have these democratic discussions. Ukraine has no chances at neutrality. We’ll drift into one or the other economic and military alliance. It will be between NATO and the CIS. We’ve been in the CIS already and I don’t want to return there. We’ve never been in NATO, so let’s try it. But we definitely won’t hold on to neutrality. So the most historic goal is NATO membership, and no socio-economic sacrifices are too big in pursuing this goal. We have economic growth and things are not too bad. However, with a high certainty, the price of joining NATO will be a full-scale, or bigger-scale conflict with Russia. But in this conflict we will be greatly supported by the West, with weapons, equipment, assistance, new sanctions against Russia, very possibly putting NATO troops in Ukraine, a no-fly zone and so on. So we will not lose this conflict and that’s good.

Read More: Ukraine declared war against Russia in March 2021, and people should stop ignoring this.

The #BlobMOB swiftboats Tulsi Gabbard… again.

Tulsi’s patriotism is her strongest political asset. It’s why her political opponents work so hard to discredit it with these outrageous accusations that are grounded in nothing, wholly built on rhetorical appeals to people’s base prejudices. This is heinous #Swiftboating.

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What are Tulsi’s inexplicable (unexplainable) pro-Russian positions?

  • We should smash al-Qaeda instead of arming them.
  • The Presidential Transition Act is an important law that keeps our democracy stable, and it should be adhered to.
  • Mrs Clinton is not the Queen of America.
  • Don’t do dumb shit just to /pwn/ Putin.

These positions are “inexplicably” pro-Russian… because it takes inexplicable pretzel logic to make them seem “pro-Russian”. And yet, that’s what they try to do.

But… voilà! An alleged Russian agent (US Citizen who ran a Russian-American cultural program) bought a t-shirt from her campaign site, and that now totally and clearly explains how Tulsi is a Russian asset. Mystery solved! 🧑🏽‍🌾👨🏽‍🌾👩🏽‍🌾

P.S. Tulsi is a Lt Colonel in the US Army and serves our country as a Special Ops Officer, which requires a Top Secret security clearance. During the 2020 campaign season, when everyone was so worried about foreign spies, she was the most thoroughly vetted person in the race… unlike her accuser, Mrs Clinton, whose security clearance was withdrawn in 2018… quite strange for a former Secretary of State, who would usually maintain a security clearances for a lifetime.

If Trump were still president…

Without divulging details, former President Trump claims that Putin assured him that Russia would not invade Ukraine during the Trump administration.

If what he says is true, he should share the terms of those assurances. There is no good reason for withholding information that could have helped deter this war, and could possibly end it now.

Regardless… now that the damage is done, how would Trump deal with this war if he were re-elected? If Trump were president right now… he’d be threatening Russia with our own nuclear arsenal.

The Queen of Warmongers has spoken.

Mrs Clinton went on MSNBC [read: CIAtv] to encourage the #BlobMOB to oppress and suppress the free speech rights of Fellow Americans who she has deemed literal traitors for not toeing the War Party’s line.

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Laurence Tribe (a widely respected constitutional law expert who now works for Bill Kristol’s NeoCon rag, The Bulwark) was one of the original propagators of the #WarPropaganda campaign that calls for people who counter the Warmonger narrative to be *literally* arrested for treason. He even armed people with a dubious legal argument for it.

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His comment kept me up for a few nights… because he sometimes name-drops Merrick Garland, as if he has our Attorney General’s ear. I was also astounded that he, who was once known as a *sound* realist, had gone full NeoCon.

Professor Tribe deleted his Tweet, but not before it laid the groundwork for war propaganda espoused by Women Consensus Builders of The View, who asserted that to go against the Warmongers is to “aid and abet, and give comfort to the enemy”. And I guess we’re supposed to be cool with this authoritarian rubbish, because it supposedly only hurts “people on the right”.

The View also established *how* people are allegedly “aiding and abetting, and giving comfort to the enemy”: Counter-narratives are supposedly being broadcast by Russian media (Hillary repeats this line), thus providing Putin with propaganda to “bolster” Russia’s cause.

Orders for this attack against independent journalists and common citizens who question the state approved narrative, and who share a bigger picture of this war (in pursuit of the whole truth and practical solutions that could prevent end this war), originated from the White House. At the time, they were attempting to silence anyone who was sounding alarm bells about how Ukraine’s provocative behavior could trigger World War III.

White House launches preemptive strike against Truth, calls for bullying of independent minded journalists who counter war propaganda.

They sit there, with their smug faces, telling us that our own democracy depends on defending democracy abroad… but their strategy for “defending democracy abroad” includes suppressing freedoms at home.

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HyperNormalisation

Originally published on Twitter.

Please watch this documentary about how the elites create fake realities to keep the war machine on life support. What they’re doing with Putin now, is what they did with Gaddafi before.

You don’t have to like Putin to understand that Anti-Putinism is being used to manipulate us into mindless savagery.

When hate for Putin overrides love of country, and you’re willing to throw our country under the bus just to spite Putin, it’s time to hit the brakes. People are now willing to take nukes up the arse, just to show Putin how tough we are.

Ukraine declared war on Russia in March, 2021, and people should stop ignoring this.

People keep saying that NATO is not an issue, and that Putin is using an imagined NATO threat as a pretext for war. But in March 2021, Zelenskyy signed an executive order (known broadly as the Crimea Platform) to “deoccupy” the Donbas, Crimea, and Sevastopol (Home of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet), by military means if necessary, and the document’s outlined strategy included obtaining NATO membership… a document that Zelenskyy’s administration knew would trigger an attack from Russia.

Putin has mentioned this executive order in his speeches, but our leaders and their talking heads keep ignoring this integral part of the war.

https://archive.is/iCtEM

Zelenskyy has even gone as far as threatening to arm Ukraine with nuclear bombs if we don’t expedite Ukraine’s NATO membership. His justification for this political blackmail: Repeating the false claim that since Ukraine gave up their nuclear weapons, we are obligated to defend their territory, and if we won’t, they should nuke up. But no such agreement was made in the Budapest Memorandum. The agreement was that we would seek assistance and action, from the United Nations Security Council, if Ukraine is ever threatened with *nuclear* weapons.

https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/UNTS/Volume%203007/Part/volume-3007-I-52241.pdf

Since this EO was issued, instigators, spectators, and backers of war have been doing all they can to frame Russia as the aggressor, done all they can to convince our leaders to launch a preemptive first-strike, and done all they can to provoke, dare, and double-dare Russia into launching a preemptive first-strike of their own.

Zelenskyy’s March 2021 EO was a declaration of war against Russia, and Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba doubled down on it, as he stood shoulder to shoulder with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in January, and said that the “conflict” with Russia won’t end until Russia abandons the Donbas, Crimea, and Sevastopol.

https://112.international/politics/conflict-with-russia-to-be-over-after-russian-troops-leave-donbas-crimea-ukraine-68760.html

As far as why Zelenskyy would make such a bold declaration… that’s a good question, well worth exploring.

The United States should disavow Ukraine’s Crimea Platform, and condemn it as a threat to global peace.

Our leaders and their talking heads keep ignoring these provocations, on Ukraine’s part, that triggered the current war. Zelenskyy’s EO was a violation of international law, and we should not be supporting Ukraine in a war that they started. Instead of beefing up Ukraine’s military, rewarding their bad behavior with NATO membership, and further emboldening escalations, we should be encouraging Zelenskyy to negotiate for resolution and peace, and to learn to get along with Russia peaceably. We should also acknowledge and address Russia’s legitimate security concerns.

A neutral Ukraine is the only path to peace, and anything else moves us closer to a global war.

Recommended:

“Why is the Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine to Attack Russia?” By Ron Paul

Trouble Waters in the Black Sea (Timeline of Escalations).

UPDATE: Two days after this post was published, Russia launched an attack against Ukraine, while simultaneously conducting a military intervention in the Donbas. Russia’s president described the military operation as a preemptive measure taken to prevent having to go to war with NATO.

Zelenskyy should abandon the Crimea Platform and rescind his declaration of war, before he gets more of his people killed.

Minsk II Agreements (full text)

FYI:

Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements

February 12, 2015

  1. Immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine and its strict implementation as of 15 February 2015, 12am local time.
  2. Withdrawal of all heavy weapons by both sides by equal distances in order to create a security zone of at least 50km wide from each other for the artillery systems of caliber of 100 and more, a security zone of 70km wide for MLRS and 140km wide for MLRS Tornado-S, Uragan, Smerch and Tactical Missile Systems (Tochka, Tochka U):

    -for the Ukrainian troops: from the de facto line of contact;

    -for the armed formations from certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine: from the line of contact according to the Minsk Memorandum of Sept. 19th, 2014;

    The withdrawal of the heavy weapons as specified above is to start on day 2 of the ceasefire at the latest and be completed within 14 days.

    The process shall be facilitated by the OSCE and supported by the Trilateral Contact Group.

  3. Ensure effective monitoring and verification of the ceasefire regime and the withdrawal of heavy weapons by the OSCE from day 1 of the withdrawal, using all technical equipment necessary, including satellites, drones, radar equipment, etc.
  4. Launch a dialogue, on day 1 of the withdrawal, on modalities of local elections in accordance with Ukrainian legislation and the Law of Ukraine “On interim local self-government order in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions” as well as on the future regime of these areas based on this law.

    Adopt promptly, by no later than 30 days after the date of signing of this document a Resolution of the Parliament of Ukraine specifying the area enjoying a special regime, under the Law of Ukraine “On interim self-government order in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions”, based on the line of the Minsk Memorandum of September 19, 2014.

  5. Ensure pardon and amnesty by enacting the law prohibiting the prosecution and punishment of persons in connection with the events that took place in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.
  6. Ensure release and exchange of all hostages and unlawfully detained persons, based on the principle “all for all”. This process is to be finished on the day 5 after the withdrawal at the latest.
  7. Ensure safe access, delivery, storage, and distribution of humanitarian assistance to those in need, on the basis of an international mechanism.
  8. Definition of modalities of full resumption of socio-economic ties, including social transfers such as pension payments and other payments (incomes and revenues, timely payments of all utility bills, reinstating taxation within the legal framework of Ukraine).

    To this end, Ukraine shall reinstate control of the segment of its banking system in the conflict-affected areas and possibly an international mechanism to facilitate such transfers shall be established.

  9. Reinstatement of full control of the state border by the government of Ukraine throughout the conflict area, starting on day 1 after the local elections and ending after the comprehensive political settlement (local elections in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions on the basis of the Law of Ukraine and constitutional reform) to be finalized by the end of 2015, provided that paragraph 11 has been implemented in consultation with and upon agreement by representatives of certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group.
  10. Withdrawal of all foreign armed formations, military equipment, as well as mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine under monitoring of the OSCE. Disarmament of all illegal groups.
  11. Carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine with a new constitution entering into force by the end of 2015 providing for decentralization as a key element (including a reference to the specificities of certain areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, agreed with the representatives of these areas), as well as adopting permanent legislation on the special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in line with measures as set out in the footnote until the end of 2015.
  12. Based on the Law of Ukraine “On interim local self-government order in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions”, questions related to local elections will be discussed and agreed upon with representatives of certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group. Elections will be held in accordance with relevant OSCE standards and monitored by OSCE/ODIHR
  13. Intensify the work of the Trilateral Contact Group including through the establishment of working groups on the implementation of relevant aspects of the Minsk agreements. They will reflect the composition of the Trilateral Contact Group.

Such measures, in accordance with the Law “On the special order of local government in individual areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” include the following:

– Exemption from punishment, harassment and discrimination of persons associated with the events that took place in individual areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions;

– The right to self-determination with regard to language;

– Participation of local governments in the appointment of heads of prosecutors’ offices and courts in individual areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions;

– The possibility for the central executive authorities to conclude agreements with the relevant local authorities on economic, social and cultural development of individual areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions;

– The state shall support socio-economic development of individual areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions;

– Assistance from the central government to cross-border cooperation between the individual areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and regions of the Russian Federation;

– The creation of people’s militia units [police] upon the decision of local councils in order to maintain public order in individual areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions;

– The powers of local council deputies and other officials elected in snap elections, appointed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine according to this law, cannot be terminated.


Mediation by representatives of France and Germany, under the Normandy Format.

Written, agreed to, and signed by members of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCP):

Swiss Ambassador, Heidi Tagliavini
Second President of Ukraine, L. D. Kuchma
Russian Ambassador to Ukraine, M. Yu. Zurabov
Donetsk Rep, A.W. Zakharchenko
Luhansk Rep, I.W. Plotnitski

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Whoopi Goldberg is unteachable, but her “misstep” is a teachable moment.

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Jews are not a race? I’m old enough to remember when Whoopi claimed she was Jewish, even though she’s an atheist, because she has a Goldberg ancestor, and that’s why she adopted the stage name and said it gave her the right to crack demeaning Jewish Princess jokes.

🧐 jta.org/archive/feathe…

Whoopi won’t clarify where ‘Goldberg’ comes from, but she just *knows* she’s a Jew, she *feels* Jewish, she has a *connection* with Jews because she once planted a tree in Israel… and Johnson wasn’t Jewish enough for her to make it in show biz.
thejc.com/news/uk/whoopi…

Her career was launched off of antisemitic ideas that she continuously doubles down on. I don’t know why anyone thinks she’s teachable.

Instead of trying to educate Whoopi, we should be using her as a textbook example of antisemitism, and why these ideas pose a danger to the Jewish People.

The science should be settled on this, but people still debate it for political and religious purposes. European Jews have genetic markers, distinct from other Europeans, that place their origins in the Near-East (known today as the Middle-East). genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11…

Are Jews a religion or a People? We are both. Denying that we do, can, or should exist as a People is a subtle form of genocide. It’s also a form of genocide denial, because it refuses to acknowledge when our People are persecuted for who they inherently are (like Whoopi does).

Obstacles to implementing Minsk Protocols are a matter of interpretation.

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Results of yesterday’s Normandy format meeting: Reaffirming Minsk II protocols. Agreeing to use the Normandy format to resolve issues. “Unblocking” (restarting) Trilateral Contact Group work. The TCG serves as mediators between the Donbas, Kyiv, & Russia. president.gov.ua/en/news/u-berl…

The readout from the Ukrainian government also says that Ukraine is committed to resolving current conflicts with diplomacy and “political” solutions (meaning, not militarily).

The Russian readout says there were differences that were not solved, about how Minsk agreements should be interpreted. tass.com/politics/14013…

Details were not given about what those differences were. Historically, Russia has resisted the idea that they should play a role in the Donbas, while Ukraine has tried to make them play the role of guarantor of separatists’ actions…

Russia’s official position, is that it is a civil war between Ukraine and their own people. Ukraine (and the West), however, insist that the war is between Kyiv and Russian proxies.

The longstanding disagreement of how Minsk protocols should be interpreted are outlined here… from the anti-Russia point of view. cepa.org/dont-let-russi…

Besides disagreement about whether the conflict is a civil war, or a war between Ukraine and Russian proxies, there is disagreement about what “Special Status” is. The Ukr-West view, is that “Special Status” is undefined and could mean anything…

Russia’s view, is that Special Status + Decentralization (which Minsk *does* call for), means autonomy.

The Ukr-West view: Ukraine can’t move further in their part of the agreement until “the Russians” are all out of the Donbas. By “the Russians” they mean Russian proxies… which really means, all the people who live there. atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainea…

All the people who live there, because in the Ukr-West’s view, what’s happening is not a civil war… it’s a war between Ukraine and Russia, and everyone in the Donbas who is on the side of the rebels are Russian proxies.

If you think about it… since a lot of *ethnic* Russians live there, Putin’s ethnic cleansing allegations against Ukraine has some merit, since the UN’s definition of ethnic cleansing includes displacement of a People by force or threat of force. un.org/en/genocidepre…

Fake Maternity Leave for All

Other countries call what Bernie Sanders is pretending to do, “Maternity Leave“. And, no. I’m not ‘satisfied’ with the fact that our country doesn’t give women enough paid maternity leave… but neither does his stupid bill.

Women should be given at least a year, and as much as two years, in government sponsored/protected maternity leave/accommodations, to give us enough time to heal from the trauma of birth, to nurse our babies, and because it has been proven that mother-baby separation during the first two years of life is psychologically damaging for children.

We’ve been fighting for this for decades. Instead, we’ve ended up with… 4 weeks? Which is less than what most of us already have. And, why? So other parental units, who do not share our unique and inherent issues, can share the benefit, equally? So men people with dicks can stop crying about how #WOMYN are granted special privileges because of their vaginas?

This is just one more reason why we shouldn’t let legislators adopt this stupid delusion that differences in biological sex don’t exist. Women didn’t come all this way just to go back to having our *unique* issues ignored. Did we?

Pardon me. I guess I should’ve said, birthing-menstruators-who-chestfeed-newborn-progeny… aka, “Breeders”.

Of course, there are economic factors that need to be considered, but that part of the issue deserves its own, separate debate… and we can’t move on to that part of the maternity leave argument, until we settle this one.

The Blob’s new Domino Theory has nothing to do with saving “democracy”.

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Twitterverse (@girly_GRRRL) — Fukuyama seems to think that Americans should be willing to go to war with Russia over Ukraine, because if Ukraine is taken over by Russia, its “struggling democracy” will fail, and America’s democracy will fall as well: americanpurpose.com/blog/fukuyama/…

I would argue that America is quickly slipping into authoritarianism, all on its own accord… and largely due to the Blob’s effort to preserve public support for NeoCon Doctrine… which has bled our country dry with #ForeverWar.

I would also argue that the survival of America’s Liberal Democracy does not depend on the success of Ukraine’s “democracy”… but the legitimacy of NeoCon Doctrine does.

I would conclude that NeoCon Doctrine is a failed policy that should be abandoned. It has not produced one single success, and has only made the world less safe for us all. It does the opposite of what it has promised, and is turning America into the Baddies.

Learn more about the Bush Doctrine of Preemption: brookings.edu/research/the-n…

Analysis ≠ Evidence

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Twitterverse (@girly_GRRRL) — I hate to think that it’s possible, but I think there’s a good chance that the USIC is basing their “intel” about Russia’s Ukraine invasion plans on a conspiracy theory that the Bild wrote. The Bild is a tabloid rag, on par with the US National Inquirer. kyivindependent.com/uncategorized/…

The Bild even says that there’s no evidence that Russia intends to invade Ukraine, but speculate about how, “… *if* they do, this is probably how they’re going to do it.”

WaPo’s piece about the planned Russian invasion echoes what the Bild wrote. It also states that the “analysis” is “based in part” on satellite photos showing Russian troop movements, which Ukraine officials say demonstrate “rehearsal” of an invasion. archive.is/mDfOe

Russia routinely runs military readiness exercises. This is nothing new. & every time they do, ppl speculate about how Russia is “staging for invasion”. What is new, is the way the exec branch is now acting like the war gossip is “credible intel”. washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-ca…

The people who peddle this rubbish claim they want to deter war, but their speculation may serve, instead, as a self-fulfilling prophecy that ends up *provoking* war… especially since they advocate for us to respond to their fantasies with pre-emptive (first-strike) measures.

Unless the American people want to spend the next decade fighting another devastating global war, we must stop indulging NeoCon fantasies.

Why the #LandBack Movement is so mad at Tulsi Gabbard.

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Twitterverse (@girly_GRRRL) — This guy’s criticism isn’t about @TulsiGabbard not speaking out against water contamination. She was one of the first to do so. He’s just mad that she didn’t do it in a way that helps the KOH secessionist movement.

 

The far-left secessionist movement is just as bad as the far-right secessionist movement. They both have the same goals: Breaking America up into autonomous/independent ethnic states.

Of course… this guy is a socialist, pushing pan-African black liberation, and the land back (secessionist) movement for indigenous peoples.

Learn more, from the horses mouth, about how contemporary communism is more like old fashioned Nazism, with a focus on, not just socialism, but ethno-centric socialism, that divides people into separate ethnic nations: web.archive.org/web/2021031417…

It’s not unlike Lenin’s CULTURAL-NATIONAL AUTONOMY concept, which dismantled the Russian Empire into separate autonomous states that would become the Soviet Union. Divide, then conquer by assigning overseers to each state that the Soviet Union controlled. marxists.org/archive/lenin/…

Stalinism and Nazism had a lot more in common with each other than people realize. This is a great book comparing the two: amazon.com/Faces-Janus-Ma…

ICYMI: America’s far-left and far-right are already in cahoots. archive.is/H1kc3

It’s also interesting to me that people try to say that, by calling for an end to this trend that divides our nation into “affinity groups”, Tulsi is pushing a “Russian agenda”… when Anti-America Russian organizations have long supported American secessionist movements.

The Hawaiian secessionist movement is financially propped up by Alexander Ionov’s Anti-Globalist Movement. nbcnews.com/news/world/wha…

Why the CIA hates Tulsi Gabbard.

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(Updated on 14 March 2022, with info about Clint Watts.)

A large number of people were dissuaded from @TulsiGabbard because she kept telling us that the “rebels” our CIA was providing aid and comfort to were al-Qaeda (our only declared enemy). We were told that she was spreading treasonous lies, but people are now learning that what she’s been saying is true.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the primary swiftboaters, who try to make @TulsiGabbard look like a traitor and “Russian asset” for calling out the CIA’s dirty deeds in Syria, are former CIA agents and their cohorts.

People like Clint Watts, who accused her of lying about our government’s covert Ops to back al-Qaeda…

… even though he personally think-tanked this dumb ass policy.

And people like Evan McMullin, who was instrumental in putting this scheme into play by organizing the dubious Caesar Torture Photos used to get congress onboard.

archive.is/kBafY

McMullin’s version of truth: The al-Qaeda guys the CIA works with are the good guys… cuz they’re fighting the bad guys for us.

archive.is/JpQyQ

McMullin’s version of truth: The good al-Qaeda terrorists, who we pay and give guns to, are now “rebels”. All the bad ones are now ISIS…

archive.is/MnAkc

… and anyone who says otherwise is an Assad loving, Putin stooge.

archive.is/zMVzX

👆🏽 CIA talking points.

Note from the date, Evan started this propaganda campaign against Tulsi before she even made that controversial trip to Syria, and long before she even became a candidate for the 2020 presidency.

CIA talking points:

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Read More: archive.is/pYXhs

Does the CIA and our USIC even work for America anymore? It doesn’t look like it to me… especially since they’re so willing and eager to throw a proven patriot under the bus to protect their al-Qaeda friends.

Why the CIA hates @TulsiGabbard:

 

Read More About: Lies of Mass Destruction — Ghouta, Syria

Durham files discovery report on case against Michael Sussmann.

Michigan, USA (Notes from Nowhere) — Special Counsel John Durham filed a discovery report today in the FBI’s case against Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer, Michael Sussmann. Three things I found interesting:

  1. The number of documents (classified, de-classified, and unclassified) turned over to the defense was massive.
  2. Sussmann is currently being investigated for other matters.
  3. The FBI is looking pretty hard at the Alfa Bank frame-up. I think Tealeaves (the entity who crafted the supposed evidence of data laundering rubbish) will be the next person up for indictment.

Enjoy:

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US lawmakers reward Ukraine’s bad behavior with record level military aid.

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Michigan, USA (Notes from Nowhere) — In March, last year, the Department of Defense announced they were releasing military aid to Ukraine, as authorized by Trump’s 2021 NDAA, but was withholding half of the amount until the DOD and US State Department could certify that Ukraine was in compliance with international law and NATO standards.

The remaining $150 million in fiscal year 2021 USAI funds appropriated by Congress will be provided when the Defense Department, in coordination with the Department of State, certifies that Ukraine has made sufficient progress on key defense reforms this year, as required by the National Defense Authorization Act.

The Department encourages Ukraine to continue to enact reforms that strengthen civilian control of the military, promote increased transparency and accountability in defense industry and procurement, and modernize its defense sector in other key areas in line with NATO principles and standards.

One of the things US officials called for was “increased transparency and accountability in defense industry and procurement” due to Ukraine’s long history of illegal gun running that they have failed to remedy unto this day.

The DOD’s announcement came a few weeks after the UN Security Council reported that Ukraine’s pandemic response violated Minsk agreements, were creating a humanitarian crisis at catastrophic levels, and were exacerbating tensions in the Donbas and Crimea in ways that would reignite the civil war.

The UNSC, at that time, also countered rhetoric about Russian aggression, stating that they found no evidence of Russian military operations in the Donbas, and that anyone who carried on with “fantasies about Russian aggression” could not be trusted as honest negotiators.

In defiance of the UNSC, Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy continued his saber rattling, escalating tensions even further, and US lawmakers who bought into the scheme passed legislation to bypass our *conditional* military aid package with new, unconditional appropriations.

As a result, despite Ukraine’s total disregard for international law, and despite their actions that willfully break hard won peace agreements, we have gifted them with the largest military aid package, ever.

Learn More:

Please see Troubled Waters in the Black Sea for a detailed record of how Zelenskyy and Erdogan orchestrated the recent standoff between Ukraine and Russia. Warning: Repeating these truths will get you labelled a Russian agent, marked for harassment by the Blob Mob, as directed by White House Press Secretary Psaki.

This article was updated on 26 January 2022 to include information about Ukraine’s corrupt arms industry.

Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy calls on the public to stop spreading rumors of war, while his FM doubles down on threats against Russia’s Black Sea Fleet

Michigan, USA (Notes from Nowhere) — Shortly after meeting with Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Ukrainian reporters that 100,000 Russian soldiers had amassed near Ukraine’s borders, posing an “unprecedented threat” to Ukraine, and that the United States would deliver “serious consequences” to Russia in the event of aggression against them.

Secretary Blinken’s comments were accompanied by those of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba who said that the conflict between Ukraine and Russia will not end until Russian troops have abandoned the Donbas, Crimea, and Sevastopol.

The press conference triggered a mass panic in the country, prompting the Ukrainian president to address the public with a call for calm.

“We need to exhale. Calm down.

“It is not necessary to sweep goods from store shelves, withdraw money from bank accounts, and spread fake horror stories about the war among acquaintances. What should you do? Keep calm, keep your head cool. Do not wind yourself up. React wisely to everything, not emotionally. With your head, not your heart. To know that everything is going according to the plan.”

— President Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy attempted to reassure the public that nothing has changed between Ukraine and Russia, stating that there was no increased threat, and no increase in hostilities… and that the only thing that has grown is everyone’s panic, which he attributed to diplomatic games. But his comments are unlikely to comfort anyone who understand that Russia won’t give up Sevastopol without a fight.

Learn More:

What’s so important about Sevastopol?

Timeline: Troubled Waters in the Black Sea.

Russian leaders attempt to reassure Ukrainian public that war is not imminent, as shipments of weapons are delivered from all over the world.

Erdogan… the “reluctant” warmonger.

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Twitterverse (@girly_GRRRL) — It’s astonishing that so many foreign policy experts still think Putin and Erdogan are BFF’s. I’m mostly seeing reports about: Erdogan attempts to “ease tensions”, attempts “balancing act”, and some even say, “has a lot to lose if there’s war” between #Ukraine and #Russia. 🙈🙉🙊

A few mention that Putin is annoyed with Erdogan for selling drones to Ukraine, but they’re still acting like he has a good relationship w/ both countries, and just doesn’t support an invasion…

foreignpolicy.com/2022/01/13/tur…

Stripes does mention that Russia and Turkey are on opposite sides of several armed conflicts around the world… but I have yet to see any Western publication mention what’s been happening w/ the Quadriga Format over the last 2 years.

stripes.com/theaters/europ…

Express starts to hint at Erdogan’s saber rattling… but only kinda sorta… going only as far to say that Erdogan WARNS Russia… oh… that invading Ukraine would be unrealistic.

express.co.uk/news/world/155…

Erdogan’s “greatest challenge”. As if he is stuck between a rock and hard place… the reluctant warmonger… Auwe.

ecfr.eu/article/war-in…

Arab papers speak a little more honestly… mentioning that Erdogan has been calling for NATO to accept Ukraine’s membership.

english.alarabiya.net/News/world/202…

ICYMI: Troubled Waters in the Black Sea. A timeline, that begins in October 2020, when Erdogan and Zelenskyy signed a devil’s pact, to “deoccupy” Sevastopol.

naomiallen.blog/troubled-water…

The unscrupulous Mrs Clinton.

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The indictment against Sussman is less about him, and more about the *fact* that he went to the FBI to trigger an investigation against Trump, at Mrs Clinton’s direction. She then campaigned on the idea: “How can we elect a president who is under FBI investigation for treason?”

She did this to counter the question: “How can we elect a president who is under investigation for mishandling classified information?” Which effectively turned into a deflector shield for #ButHerEmails!

Ppl can debate, all the live long day, about whether Sussman did or didn’t admit he was doing what he did, at her bidding. But for me, that’s beside the point. He did it at her bidding. And that’s a damn problem. How can we elect a president who is capable of such dirty politics?

Framing someone for such a high crime? And then she went and tried to do it to Tulsi Gabbard… which in her case, is not a fricken joke, since she’s in the military, which would have made it a capital crime if it were true (it wasn’t).

And even though Tulsi had not committed treason, Mrs Clinton had so many stooges in the FBI at the time, they would have been willing to fabricate evidence against her, just like they did with Carter Page. I don’t know if people understand how fucked up that is.

This case is mocked as a joke. But it isn’t. It will be foundational to building a case against Mrs Clinton. Win or lose, it proves that Mrs Clinton orchestrated the frame-up that destabilized our nation and turned us into a Banana Republic.

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And this waiver that Danchenko just got? Waiving his right to “conflict of interests” claims that may occur from being represented by Mrs Clinton’s lawyers? There would be no occasion for conflict of interest… unless there weren’t a case against her.

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The real “Menace to Public Health” isn’t Joe Rogan, but “data-driven” statisticians.

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The headlines would have you think that hundreds of doctors from all over the world have declared @joerogan to be a “Menace to Public Health”, but the phrase isn’t even mentioned in the said open letter sent to @Spotify.

spotifyopenletter.wordpress.com/2022/01/10/an-…

The phrase first appears in a piece by @RollingStone about the open letter, where they quote comments they received from one of the open letter’s co-signers, @DrKatEpi, who accuses Joe of presenting a “false balance” of information…

archive.is/mXXMG

… a false balance, even though he has also given airtime to experts on both sides of the issue, including high profile advocates of the c-vax, like @drsanjaygupta

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… a false balance, because in her “expert” opinion, there aren’t two sides to this issue. There’s only one: “The overwhelming evidence is the vaccine works, and it is safe.” And anyone who says otherwise is a fringe lunatic and “menace to public health”.

What’s at stake? What is it that these experts are pressuring Spotify to protect with censorship? The credibility of data-driven guidance offered by medical professionals. Aka, glorified statisticians.

It’s kinda funny to me… because I’ve been thinking a lot, lately, about how “data-driven guidance” is the rot of CoV-19 pandemic malpractice. Scientific method has been replaced with the art of data-skewing.

Game on.

These people presume that critics of Faucism can’t cite peer reviewed and published works to back up their claims, and they’re dead wrong…

Example: Peer reviewed & published in the American Journal of Therapeutics, meta analysis of 15 Ivermectin clinical trials show that the heavily maligned “horse paste” has an 85% success rate at preventing/reversing disease progression in vulnerable pts.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

That’s higher than Merck’s poison pill… which sits at 30%.

reuters.com/business/healt…

One would have to get THREE Pfizer shots before reaching a higher rate of protection. And nobody knows how long that *waning* protection would last. Peer reviewed, and published by the New England Journal of Medicine:

nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…

The Pfizer shot is the most sketchy of all the covid vaccines, yet it’s the one our government has placed all its bets on. Sometimes I wonder if the “experts” should include info about their stock portfolios with their publications.

Fun fact: Ivermectin is a Merck product. Which raises the question: Why would they malign one of their own earlier products, that is proven to have a decent success rate and a decent safety profile? Just to turn out a new, less effective product later?

Pure speculation, but… could it possible be, because Ivermectin has been around for so long now that it’s patent-free and can be made generically by other companies?

I was skeptical of Ivermectin, until the published data started rolling in. And it’s kind of blowing my mind that, with all of the peer reviewed & published papers now proving its efficacy, the “data-driven” experts are still calling it horse paste.

“Data-driven” experts who skew the numbers to make the c-vax out to be more than it really is, and who demonize empirical medicine, for the sake of protecting “vaccine confidence”, are the *real* menaces of public health.

The truth they want suppressed: The mRNA vax provides short-lived and extremely erratic protection, and people who get vax’d need a plan b.

Why they want it suppressed: They don’t want that ‘plan b’ to end up being ‘plan a’ for most people… which would be very likely, if people knew the whole truth.

What makes that more messed up than Joe Rogan giving air time to “both sides” of the story: Suppression of info is also suppressing the availability of medicines, and a lot of doctors are now afraid to practice empirical medicine.

Ask around your local medical community & you might find out that the only outpt med most places have available to treat covid if you catch it, is Merck’s poison pill. In which case… pray you have Omicron. Which, despite what the “data-driven” experts say, is *indeed* mild.

Merck’s poison pill has the riskiest safety profile and the least effectiveness. The FDA approved its EUA to be used only as a last resort treatment. But somehow, this ‘last resort’ pill has ended up as the first-offered med for C+ outpatients patients.

nature.com/articles/d4158…

Make it make sense.

This is where the “[skewed] data-driven guidance” has brought us. Demonizing empirical medicine, empirical research, and anything that refuses to accept Almighty mRNA as our one true Lord and Savior, is all the rage.

The Great Reset isn’t just a theory anymore… and it’s even more sinister than most think.

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Is WEF’s #GreatReset really just a conspiracy “theory”, or is it an *actual* conspiracy, if WEF’s founder wrote a book about how to co-opt the pandemic to transition the world into NWO technocracy? #WEF #Davos

WEF’s founder and the rest of the Club of Rome have been thought-experimenting with this stuff for decades, but they were never taken seriously. They were long known to be a bunch of bored, egomaniacal richfuks who obsess over fringe lunatic zero-population-growth theories…

The founder pretty much kept his association with the Club of Rome under wraps for decades, but the Club of Rome’s ideology started to seep through around the time people started freaking out about climate crisis.

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Not insignificant is the fact that WEF’s very first meeting, in the early 70’s, was launched with a presentation on the Club of Rome’s “Limits to Growth” concept. Club of Rome ideology is foundational to WEF.

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More recently, now that they have the entire world believing we are on the brink of implosion, they stopped hiding their Club of Rome association. The Great Reset was written by the Club of Rome, and they’re not hiding this fact.

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The Global Green New Deal was also written by the Club of Rome.

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It has been suspected by some that the Club of Rome has been collaborating with the IPCC. They’re not hiding it anymore:

clubofrome.org/wp-content/upl…

The IPCC references the Club of Rome’s work in their own reports.

archive.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/ta…

Here’s an early version of the Great Reset, written pre-pandemic, in 1991.

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1972 article about the Club of Rome’s “Limits to Growth” concept, and about the computer simulated models they use.

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Comparing the Club of Rome’s computer model, with the IPCC’s computer model:

logiclogiclogic.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/clu…

Climategate. #Agenda21
Leaked emails reveal how the Club of Rome has been running a scam on us through the IPCC.

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White House launches preemptive strike against Truth, calls for bullying of independent minded journalists who counter war propaganda.

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Yesterday, the White House didn’t just report that Russia was staging a False Flag in Ukraine, they called for people who question this narrative to be “called out” as influencers who they alleged are spreading disinfo for Russia.

Starting at min 22:47, Psaki says that influence Ops accusing Ukraine of creating a humanitarian crisis, and attempting to frame them as the aggressor in current matters, are spreading disinfo meant to provide Russia w/ a pretext for invading Ukraine.

 

She also stated that they had intel that Russia had operatives in place who were trained in guerrilla warfare and explosives, who were “in place” to stage a false flag against their own proxies and “Russian speaking” people in Ukraine, to give them an excuse to invade…

But most of her message was about “disinfo”, which she said followed “the same playbook” used before Russia invaded Crimea: Propaganda that set the stage for sabotage (false flags) that supposedly helped Russia fabricate a justification for putting boots on the ground there.

CNN reports that, according to intel reports, the disinfo Ops started in December.

cnn.com/2022/01/14/pol…

That would have been around the time Biden held a video conference with Putin and they attempted to define their red lines.

Psaki’s comments are really bothering me a lot. Because I started keeping a timeline on Ukraine’s aggression and human rights violations, since early last summer. It sickens me, to see how much we’re being lied to about what’s happening in the Black Sea.

…/troubled-waters-in-the-black-sea

What the White House just did, was a preemptive strike against independent journalists and independent researchers, to suppress the truth. The lies have never felt more deliberate to me before… maybe because I now feel personally targeted.

I’ve written about Ukraine’s provocations, violation of Minsk protocols, and the humanitarian crisis they’ve imposes on Crimea and the Donbas over the last year. None of what I say is meant to provide Russia justification for “invading Ukraine”…

… quite the opposite. Americans need to open their eyes and realize that Ukraine, Turkey, and global energy barons are trying to purposefully provoke a war between NATO and Russia. I would like to prevent war, not trigger one. That war would do our country more harm than good.

#WMDlies

Ukr has been lobbying countries to censor their own media, for “propaganda” against Ukr. The main thing they’re having a fit over: Expose pieces about Ukraine’s Minsk violations, which include Ukr troops launching attacks on civilian areas in the Donbas.

Makes perfect sense that this is why ex-CIA fuktwit Ned Price was the first of our US officials to spew this narrative, about people supposedly lying about Ukraine’s malign behavior and provocations.

What they want to discredit: Fact that Ukraine broke the cease fire, Ukraine violated the Minsk agreement first, Ukraine has created a humanitarian crisis in the Donbas and Crimea, and Ukraine & Turkey have been staging for war w/ Russia for over a year.

…/troubled-waters-in-the-black-sea

If more of the public understood what was going on, it would hinder the effort to gain public consensus in favor of going to war with Russia. Especially if they knew it was being done to help Erdogan gain control the Black Sea, to secure natural gas pockets they found there…

… and which they cut a deal with ExxonMobil and Chevron to extract.

The war hawks want us to do a first strike, but Biden is very unlikely to call for one. So, now, they are racking their brains to come up with another plan, that won’t make Ukraine look like the aggressor.

What makes no sense: Ukr has been attacking the Donbas for 8 years already, and Russia didn’t retaliate or “invade” over it. If they were going to respond to such a thing, they would’ve done it already. They don’t need to fake a false flag. There have been real ones done already.

All of this makes me wonder if the “false flags” that were done in Crimea after the Maidan Revolution, weren’t *actual* attacks launched by Kiev. I never doubted the official story about that before. But now? After their latest stunt? I dunno, man.

Funny thing for Olga to say. If anyone knows how to use KGB tactics, it’s her employers. Khodorkovsky was pulled from obscurity by moneyed former KGB agents who helped him become *the* richest Oligarch in Post-Soviet Russia.

Info-Scrubbing has begun. Military . com deleted this article from their website, but I grabbed a web archive. They’re trying to memory-hole military agreements made between Ukraine and Turkey, against Russia, in October 2020.

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Ex-CIA FukTwits: “Putin is looking for an excuse to invade Ukraine!”
Warmongers: “Let’s give him one!”

The Blob doubles down on their calls to deter Russia with preemptive punishments.

#WMDlies
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Of course, Bill Kristol leads the red-baiting parade.

Read More: Ukraine declared war against Russia and people should stop ignoring this.

To end the Forever War, we must rescind the Carter Doctrine.

Air Force Senior Airman Henry Nokes secures a section of airfield outside a C-130H Hercules in Qayyarah, Iraq, Feb. 4, 2017. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan.


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MICHIGAN, USA (Notes from Nowhere) — In line with his promise to end the Forever War, President Joe Biden has been working with congress to sunset all of the AUMF’s associated with our military actions in the Middle East, and the House passed a measure to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iraq, in June.

Chuck Schumer promised that the bill would get a floor vote in the Senate, but the measure was stripped from the NDAA-2022 by committee, and tossed down a dark hole.

Some dismiss the effort to repeal the 2002 AUMF as a performative empty gesture, since it authorized a war that we’re no longer fighting, and because the Biden administration has stated that there isn’t anything that we are currently doing in the Middle East or Northern Africa that depends on it.

But, the 2002 AUMF isn’t just about the Iraq War. It serves as an integral part of the legislative web that perpetuates the Forever War, by codifying the Carter Doctrine.

“Let our position be absolutely clear: An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.”

— President Jimmy Carter (1980 State of the Union Address)


 

Recommended Reading: America’s War for the Greater Middle East.

 


The Breakdown

Section 3 authorizes the president to use our military, however he (or she) deems necessary and appropriate, to defend our national security against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and to enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions regarding Iraq.

Section 4 expands the umbrella of what would be considered ‘necessary and appropriate’ military force to include, “… actions described in section 7 of the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998“: Post-war assistance to Iraqi parties and movements with democratic goals.

Assistance for Iraq upon replacement of Saddam Hussein Regime.

It is the sense of the Congress that once the Saddam Hussein regime is removed from power in Iraq, the United States should support Iraq’s transition to democracy by providing immediate and substantial humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people, by providing democracy transition assistance to Iraqi parties and movements with democratic goals

The final whereas paragraph of the bill further expands that umbrella geographically, to cover the entire Persian Gulf region (which includes Iran).

“Whereas it is in the national security interests of the United States to restore international peace and security to the Persian Gulf region.”

The 2002 AUMF codifies our dominance over the Persian Gulf region as a national security interest, and provides our armed services with a mindless standing order to promote, secure, and preserve our sphere of influence in the Middle East, by any means necessary, and often at the expense of our actual national security. It can be, and has been, broadly used to circumvent congress for an endless chain of unjustifiable military events, to advance Cold War doctrine that often conflicts with our contemporary geopolitical goals. And it commits us to doing this… forever.

Call to Action:

Please call or write your Senators to let them know we want a floor vote on S.J.Res. 10: A joint resolution to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq, before the end of the 117th congressional session.

Lies of Mass Destruction — Ghouta, Syria.

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MICHIGAN, USA (Notes from Nowhere)In 2017, President Trump ordered a missile strike against Syria after civilians were killed by chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun. At the time, the White House provided no proof that the attack was carried out by the Assad regime, and they did not seek approval for the use of military force from congress. It took the UN six months to release findings attributing the attack to Assad, after extensive testing revealed that weapons used against Khan Sheikoun shared a chemical signature with weapons used four years earlier against Ghouta.

To prevent our country from sinking deeper into the MENA quagmire, we must demand that our leaders and their talking heads start telling, and acting in accordance with, the whole truth.

What’s been happening in Syria has been reported in such an obscure way that most Americans mistakenly believe that Syria was proven to be responsible for the 2013 Ghouta chemical attack, and that Congress approved US support for Syrian “rebels” in the civil war against Assad because of it.

But I’m old enough to remember that, back in 2013, the public was well aware that blame for the chemical attack could not be proven, and that serious consideration was given to the possibility that “rebels” had staged a false flag in order to gain international support for their side of the civil war.

Video evidence of Salafi-Jihadi firing volcano rockets at Ghouta, found on the cell phone of terrorists who were killed by Kurdish Peshmerga on the Syrian border in September, 2013.

Related News

Once in a while, a news piece will recall this fact, as does this recent article about the current effort to sue Assad through French and German courts.

“The United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons conducted inquiries after the 2013 attack in Syria, but the evidence they amassed has never led to any accountability and never identified perpetrators by name.” (The New York Times)

Despite reasonable doubt, President Obama declared that, “Assad must go!” He urged Congress to authorize a US led effort to overthrow the Syrian government, but that never happened. Several pieces of legislation were introduced to support the Syrian civil war effort, and every single one of them failed to pass, or died in committee.

There is no congressional mandate to overthrow the Assad regime. The fighters who Congress has authorized our government and military to support in Syria (using the 2001 AUMF) aren’t supposed to be “rebels” at all. They’re supposed to be fighting al Qaeda, not Assad.

What’s more: Obama’s State Department started collaborating with Syrian “opposition” groups in 2012, before the Ghouta chemical attack even happened. And Rafif Jouejati — an American activist who now serves as a spokesperson for the Turkish-backed Syrian National Coalition — recently admitted that she helped organize the 2011 Syrian Arab Spring.


 

 

Whatever you think of him, our State Department’s effort to overthrow Assad is unlawful and illegitimate… not just because it was never authorized by Congress, but because it was based on yet another WMD Lie. What’s even worse: The fighters we lawfully (The Syrian Democratic Forces) and unlawfully (Syrian National Army) supported are now currently in open war with each other in Rojava.

Why I don’t support masking children.

RSV is more dangerous and prevalent, and kills our children at twice the rate of Covid, but people haven’t lost their fucking minds over it. Shall we bundle our kids in bubble wrap and never let them leave the house again?

A recent study conducted by Waterloo University confirms: N95 grade masks are the only ones that somewhat work to stop transmission.

Unfortunately, habitual use of N95 masks do not come without their own health risks. CDC officials have dismissed concerns about prolonged mask use causing hypoxia by showing us data proving that wearing a mask does not lower oxygen levels in our bloodstream. But this does not explain why so many struggle to breathe while wearing an N95 mask for more than a short period of time.

Oftentimes, for the whole truth, we need to look at studies that have nothing to do with Covid-19, or ones that are not meant for the general public… like this article, written for surgical staff to help them learn how to overcome “physiologic implications” invoked by prolonged N95 mask usage. N95 masks won’t reduce your oxygen levels, but they will make your body work harder for it.

“N95 mask use noticeably increases inhaled carbon dioxide, reduces inspired oxygen, and increases the work of breathing.”

The above conditions will force your body to compensate in order to maintain proper oxygen levels, and the symptoms of this reaction are not insignificant.

“Symptoms include sweating, visual changes, headache, dyspnea, increased irritability, and decreased reasoning, alertness, and exercise endurance. Independently, the inspired oxygen of 17% (normal, 21%), yields headache, lightheadedness, drowsiness, muscular weakness, dyspnea on exertion, nausea, and vomiting. Simultaneously, the augmented resistance to inspiratory (15% of maximum) and expiratory flow, when experienced for greater than 10 min, results in respiratory alkalosis, increased lactate levels, fatigue, and impaired physical work capacity.”

Do the benefits outweigh the risks? That’s probably something a parent should decide, in consultation with their pediatrician, based on the individual circumstances of their own children. If a parent wants their child to wear a mask (either an effective N95 or a useless one) — all day, every day, five days a week — we probably shouldn’t stop them. But no parent should be forced to put their children through this.

The article, published in an anesthesia magazine, goes on to explain exercises to help surgical staff improve “conditioning of respiratory muscle strength and respiratory muscle endurance” to help them breath easier while masking… but good luck trying to teach children these techniques and the discipline to practice them.

Before evaluating the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine for children, please read the product label first.

More to Consider:

Published in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene: P/KN95 masks don’t cause Hypoxia, but wearing one for more than an hour at a time does reduce your O2 and increase your CO2 enough to make you feel like crap.

Why most children are practically bullet proof against Covid.

Why Pfizer-Comirnaty is having difficulty proving its efficacy with children: Non-vaccinated children in their study’s control group aren’t getting sick, either.

Frequent testing of school children, like we did during the Swine Flu pandemic.

Boost your child’s immunity.

Improve diet and exercise, since obesity is the number one comorbidity that exacerbates Covid-19.

Tuition Free Online Classes for children with chronic conditions that put them at risk for severe Covid illness.

Erdogan laments: Nobody likes his terrorist army anymore.

MICHIGAN, USA (Notes from Nowhere) — During this year’s Antalya Diplomacy Forum, Erdogan complained, “We did not get the support we expected from the international community in our efforts to destabilize Syria.”

 

The jury is out about whether he meant to say “destabilize” or whether it was a Freudian slip, but Anti-Assad “rebels” — who now all fight under the Turkish flag in NW Syria — have indeed lost financial backing from the international community. Zahir Sahlou, who leads the organization widely known as the White Helmets, recently blamed Tulsi Gabbard for it, crediting her for convincing the world that they and the opposition forces are all terrorists… which he claimed was, “Russian propaganda”.

Timeline: Troubled Waters in the Black Sea (Updated: 19 January 2022)

In late Spring 2021, Russia attempted to shut down traffic in the Black Sea, and our State Department condemned the move as an “unprovoked escalation”.

Current tensions in the Black Sea began in October of 2020, when Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy and Turkey’s President Erdogan announced their intentions to regain control of the Donbas, and to de-occupy Crimea and Sevastopol. This announcement was provocative for three main reasons.

  1. It established a policy of abandoning a political solution for the Ukrainian civil war, which could have (and eventually did) undermine Minsk Protocols that were put in place to end armed conflict.
  2. It established a policy of pursuing a military solution to the Crimea issue, which had never been done before.
  3. Perhaps the most dangerous provocation: It explicitly threatened to wrest Sevastopol from Russia, which would open up an entirely new area of armed conflict, certain to ignite a third global war.

Russia has used Sevastopol as a naval base for their Black Sea Fleet for centuries. Even after the fall of the Soviet Union, when Crimea was made part of Ukraine, agreements were drawn up to treat Sevastopol as a breakaway state that would remain under Russian control. Under the Ukraine-Russia Friendship Treaty, Russia holds Sevastopol in lease (currently set to expire in 2042).

The Timeline:

On 16 Oct 2020, after signing military cooperation agreements of undisclosed terms, Zelenskyy and Erdogan released a joint statement to confirm their effort, “… towards de-occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as restoration of Ukraine’s control over certain areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.”

At the same time, Zelenskyy congratulated Erdogan for discovering large natural gas deposits in the Black Sea.

“I would like to congratulate the Turkish people on the confirmation of large natural gas reserves in the Black Sea. The development of the gas field will significantly change the balance of power in the region, in favor of the Republic of Turkey and your friends.” — Zelenskyy

Ukraine then contracted the UK Ministry of Defense to build Ukrainian naval facilities, and ordered warships from Turkey, patrol boats from the United States, and missile boats from the United Kingdom.

Erdogan also re-started his controversial Istanbul Canal Project, which has long been criticized as a threat to global peace and a violation of the 1936 Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits.

On 18 Dec 2020, more details about the Turkey-Ukraine joint security agreement were revealed, and most of it focused on securing the Black Sea and repatriating Tatars to Crimea.

By the end of December, the emerging Ankara-Kyiv strategic axis gained notice from the diplomatic community who began guessing about Erdogan’s motives. Besides Erdogan’s affinity for Turkic ancestral homelands, speculation included a desire to limit Russia’s control of the Black Sea, and an attempt to regain US favor.

In February 2021, despite earlier promises to restore the peninsula’s water supply if needed to avert crisis, Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs said that, “Ukraine will not supply water to Crimea until it returns to Ukraine.”

On 01 March 2021, the US Department of Defense announced that they were sending military aid to Ukraine, as mandated by Trump’s 2021 NDAA, but the Biden administration would be withholding more than half of the package, due to non-compliance issues on Ukraine’s behalf.

On 23 March 2021, Zelenskyy formalized the Ukraine-Turkey military pact (forged in October, 2020) by signing an executive order to de-occupy Crimea and Sevastopol.

On 26 March 2021, the Ukrainian government released a joint statement of UN nations condemning Russia’s occupation of Crimea, and called on the international community to support its territorial integrity.

On 02 April 2021, Erdogan falsely notified Putin that the United States would be sending warships through the Turkish Straights on a mission to support Ukraine. Shortly afterward, a noticeable surge of Russian troops in Crimea and the Russian-Ukraine border began. Russia claimed their troop movements were part of routine military exercises, in preparation for Zapad-2021.

On 06 April 2021, John Kerry met with Russia’s Foreign Minister in India, purportedly to discuss climate change.

On 14 April 2021, the US Department of Defense denied that it was sending warships to “support Ukraine”, and cancelled “routine maneuvers” in the Black Sea. President Biden re-affirmed our support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, but called on all parties to deescalate and return to Minsk protocols. He proposed detente with Russia, and was criticized for not advocating for Ukraine’s NATO membership.

The following day, Russia announced that they were closing off access to the Kerch Strait, which connects Crimea to Russia.

On or about 16 April 2021, Ukraine leadership rebuffed calls for deescalation and a return to Minsk protocols, arguing that NATO was the only thing that would stop Russian aggression. They also threatened to arm themselves with nuclear weapons if they are not granted NATO membership, despite failing to comply with basic standards (including human rights issues).

On 19 April 2021, it was announced that Putin accepted Biden’s invitation to meet virtually for Biden’s Earth Day Summit.

Notwithstanding President Biden’s call for deescalation and detente with Russia, the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee (chaired by Senator Menendez) announced that it had drawn up legislation to increase military aid to Ukraine, to “send a strong signal of support to our friends in the region”.

 

On 22 April 2021, Putin attended Biden’s Earth Day Summit, and Russian troops began withdrawal from the Russia-Ukraine border, but left their military equipment in place.

On 23 April 2021, it was leaked that the Biden administration did not believe that Russia was staging to invade Ukraine.

On 25 April 2021, Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov stated that Biden had requested a face-to-face meeting with Putin, and that it was, “positively perceived”. The Kremlin announced that, “A final decision on the meeting had not been made but it could happen in June.”

On 27 April 2021, Biden replaced warships that were previously committed to support NATO maritime security in the Black Sea with a single Coast Guard Cutter.

On 11 June 2021, it was announced that Exxon Mobile and Chevron had secured contracts to extract natural gas from the Black Sea for the Turkish government.

On 16 June 2021, Presidents Biden and Putin met in Geneva.

On 25 June 2021, Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey forged an agreement of cooperation in the energy sector, in particular on the supply of liquefied natural gas.

On 12 July 2021, Putin wrote an open letter to the people of Ukraine that can be summarized: “Let us not fight. We are brothers.”

On 08 September 2021, after months-long preparation, Russia officially commenced Zapad-2021 drills. The infamous military exercise (routinely held every four years) was (and continues to be) portrayed across Western media as a provocative “amassing of Russian troops”.

In October 2021, Russia was accused of weaponizing energy against Europe… a charge that Germany insisted was not true.

On November 2021, a US barge delivered a small number of patrol boats that Ukraine had previously purchased from the US to “beef up” the Ukrainian navy.

On 03 November 2021, Ukrainian officials accused Russia of using Zapad-2021 to stage a military invasion of Ukraine. Similar accusations were made during Zapad-2017, which lasted from March through the end of November.

In mid November 2021, the Kremlin announced that arrangements were being made for another Biden-Putin summit, which would take place virtually.

By late November 2021, Ukrainian officials announced that Russian military invasion was imminent. Calls for intervention followed.

On 07 December 2021, a video conference was held between Presidents Biden and Putin, and red lines were drawn.

 

 

In comments to the press about the conference, and about whether the US would be sending US military troops to “protect the sovereignty of Ukraine”, President Biden stated that, “We have a moral obligation and a legal obligation to our NATO Allies. That obligation does not extend to Ukraine. ” Despite this, lawmakers escalated their call for US military action with demands for a “preemptive” first-strike against Russia, and some of their proposals included dropping nuclear bombs on Russia’s metropolitan cities.

On 19 January 2022, after meeting with US Secretary State Antony Blinken, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister stated that the conflict between Ukraine and Russia would not end until Russia has abandoned the Donbas, Crimea, and Sevastopol. The joint press conference set off mass panic in the country, prompting Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy to back-peddle on war rhetoric.

Read More: White House launches preemptive attack against independent thinkers who counter war propaganda.

Observation: Critical Race Theory is doing us more harm than good.

MICHIGAN, USA (Notes from Nowhere) — I have a huge problem with Critical Race Theory (CRT), not because I think we should ignore racism and social inequalities, but because I think its so-called Antiracist programs are likely to do us more harm than good.

A perfect stranger who has undergone Antiracist training would probably dismiss my discomfort as a product of White Fragility… but I’m not even white. Contrary to popular belief, white people aren’t the only ones who object to CRT. For example, this black mother who doesn’t want our children indoctrinated with genocidal tendencies:

“I’ve spent a lot of time in Central Africa because my dad is from the Congo. And some of the propaganda that’s being spread right now here in Evanston is similar to some of the divisiveness that took place in Rwanda before the massacre.” (The Atlantic)

It may seem like an exaggeration, but — myths of inherent superior/inferior racial status, sectarianism, scapegoating, and collective shame and blame driven by moral imperatives — common themes used by Critical Race Theorists in America today were what turned seemingly ordinary Rwandans into ruthless murderers.

Read more at the Human Security Centre, about how propaganda triggered the Rwandan genocide.

“… sacralization of values interacts with willingness to engage in extreme behavior in populations vulnerable to radicalization. In addition, social exclusion appears to be a relevant factor motivating violent extremism and consolidation of sacred values.” — Scott Atram, How People Become Radicalized

Read more at Scientific American, about how social marginalization and sacred values are key factors for extremism.

Themes used in Critical Race Theory have historically and scientifically proven to radicalize people for violent extremism. Ironic… since its popularity grew in response to the 2020 George Floyd riots, out of a desire to reduce racial tensions and violence.

Watch: Forensic Psychologist justifies controversial statements she made during a seminar on “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind” at Yale School of Medicine.

al-Tanf is no longer a Syrian rebel stronghold.

MICHIGAN, USA (Notes from Nowhere) — Once known as the last standing moderate rebel group, Maghawir a-Thawra has long abandoned the Syrian Revolution to instead join the Syrian Arab Republic’s fight against Turkish invasion.

Maghawir a-Thawra (MaT), whose ranks consist mainly of early defectors from the Syrian military, recruited to fight alongside the US military against Daesh, no longer exists as a rebel faction, and the al-Tanf region that they control is no longer a rebel stronghold. There have been no reports of hostility between MaT and forces allied with Assad since December of 2016, and their numbers have dwindled significantly.

Their manpower strength was first downsized in 2017 when major joint operations with the US against Daesh ended. Most of them then went to Palmyra, which is held by the Syrian Arab Republic (aka, the Assad Regime).

Others left al-Tanf in December 2020 to join the Assad regime’s fight against Erdogan’s Syrian National Army and the Turkish invasion.

The few (roughly 200) who remain in al-Tanf are there to protect noncombatants who became refugees when Daesh sacked their homes.

Besides repelling small pockets of Daesh, MaT also protects noncombatants against Iranian militias who operate independently of the Syrian government. Russia has also protected al-Tanf from Iranian rogue militias… which should only be confusing to those who believe that all Iran-backed militias are allied with the Syrian Arab Republic (they’re not), or who believe that our US military is at war with Syria and Russia (we’re not).

MaT’s activities previously included joint operations with the US military to protect oil fields leased from the Syrian Democratic Forces by an American company, but the Biden administration has officially abandoned that mission.

“DOD [Department of Defense] personnel or contractors are not authorized to provide assistance to any other private company, including its employees or agents, seeking to develop oil resources in northeastern Syria.”

The US al-Tanf Outpost still exists, but with minimal US troops, and only with a narrow focus to defeat the small remaining pockets of Daesh.

Erdogan expands his terror network in Syria.

MICHIGAN, USA (Notes from Nowhere)People are noticing that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has been providing security in Idlib.

In prior years, Hayat Tahrir a-Sham/Nusra, would attack & jail protesters raising the revolution’s flag. Today, HTS provided security for the revolutionary protest in Idlib. Further steps are needed from HTS to prove to activists that it went through a genuine transformation https://t.co/vnsg8Cn2bm

— Elizabeth Tsurkov (@Elizrael) March 15, 2021

 

This confirms rumors about a deal negotiated by Turkey between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and HTS, that would allow the extremist group to oversee security in FSA strongholds.

While many still refer to them as FSA, the Free Syrian Army ceased to exist when they merged with other opposition groups to form the Turkey-backed Syrian National Army (SNA), who have been assisting the Turkish effort to “liberate” Northern Syria from the Kurds. And while called “the Revolution’s flag”, what is being flown by demonstrators is actually the SNA’s banner.

Watch, a first-hand account of an American who was held prisoner by the “Free Syrian Army”:



Related News: Human Rights Watch accuses Syrian National Army of crimes against humanity in Northern Syria.

Erdogan is successfully increasing his influence in Syria, and the coalition he has created seems increasingly extremist, not “moderate”.

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Précis: Of, by, and for the People… of Syria.

MICHIGAN, USA (Notes from Nowhere) — Key players of the Syrian Revolution held a discussion on the tenth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, about whether there is hope for peace in the war-torn country. The conversation quickly turned into a measured debate about foreign involvements… with the American panelists calling for more, and the Syrian panelists calling for an end to foreign intervention.


 

 

Panelists:

Labib al-Nahhas is a displaced Syrian national and founder of the Syrian Association for Citizens’ Dignity, a social movement that advocates for a safe and dignified return of Syrian refugees so that they may peacefully participate in the political future of their country.

Rafif Jouejati is an American NGO activist who admits in this video that she was a lead organizer of the 2011 Syrian Arab Spring protests. She now serves as a spokesperson for the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (aka, the Syrian National Coalition), an organization based in Turkey that claims to be the interim government of Syria, and which serves as the governing body of the Syrian National Army.

Zahir Sahlou is an American physician and member of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), an NGO that has provided for the Syrian White Helmets since 2011. Dr Sahlou is currently lobbying congress to support Syrian “opposition” fighters.

Sinam Mohamad (@sinam56) is a Kurdish Syrian national and spokesperson the Syrian Democratic Council (the political arm of the Syrian Democratic Forces).

Précis:

Paraphrased summary of the conversation.

Labib al-Nahhas (SYR): The Syrian Revolution was inspired by Arab Spring.

Rafif Jouejati (US): The revolution was triggered by Assad’s heavy handed treatment of protesters during Syria’s Arab Spring protests.

Labib al-Nahhas (SYR): The protests turned into an armed rebellion due to a sincere need for activists to defend themselves, but it wasn’t until Iran, ISIS, and other foreign fighters entered the fight that things took an ugly turn and became about Jihad.

Dr Zahir Sahlou (US): The idea that the Syrian Civil War is a fight between two evils that America should stay out of is Russian propaganda. America must be involved, and they must not choose the side (Assad’s) that is killing innocent children in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, funding and international support for the “opposition” has significantly been reduced… because, Tulsi Gabbard has convinced everyone that the opposition are terrorists.

Note: Tulsi Gabbard managed to log-roll an amendment into the 2020 NDAA that now forbids US funding of terrorist organizations in Syria.

Rafif Jouejati (US): They Syrian National Army fights against a brutal regime. They fight for democracy, against authoritarianism and dictatorship.

Labib al-Nahhas (SYR): The problem with Assad’s regime is not about authoritarianism or dictatorship. It’s about sectarianism, and the humiliations that come with it.

Sinam Mohamad (SYR): Human rights violations happen on all sides, but what’s happening in Syria is no longer a civil war. It is now a foreign occupation. Turkey’s flag flies everywhere in what other countries believe to be rebel strongholds, and the Syrian people who fight under that flag — the Syrian National Army — they are killing and raping other Syrians. They no longer fight for the Syrian people. They fight for Turkey.

Labib al-Nahhas (SYR): Political change is the only peaceful solution, and only the Syrian people can make that happen.

Sinam Mohamad (SYR): The Syrian Democratic Committee is willing and able to help effect political change. The Syrian people, alone, must be who forges the path forward, and that effort must include the Syrian Democratic Committee. They are the only group who is organized and fighting to secure democracy for the Syrian people, yet they have been excluded from all negotiations for peace and a new constitution.

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