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March 02, 2022

Disarming Ukraine - Day 7

The crisis, and especially the reaction of the 'west' to it, is much worse than I had feared.

The U.S. government and 'western' media claim that the World condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

That is however far from reality. It is only true if true if you believe 'the world' solely exists of the 5-eye spying cooperation (U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand), the European Union, Switzerland, Japan and Singapore.

The view differs when you zoom out.


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The much bigger 'rest of the world' has not condemned Russia but understands how the conflict came about. They blame, like political scientist John Mearsheimer, the U.S. for causing the crisis. This includes, as far as I can tell, all of Africa (54 states), South America, Central America, the Middle East, and all of Asia ex Japan and Singapore.

This rest of the world that did not condemn Russia includes several notable U.S. allies and 'partners' like Turkey (Nato's second biggest army!), India, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel.

The case shows how much the standing of the once unilateral superpower has been diminished.

Since 2014 the war in east Ukraine against the people of the Donbas regions has cost more than 14,000 lives. Some 10,000 of those were civilians on the Donbas side. The dying there continues as the Ukrainian army and its nazi battalions continue to shell the cities of Donetzk and Luhansk:

At least 136 civilians have been killed, including 13 children, and 400 have been injured since Russia invaded Ukraine last week, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday.

"The real toll is likely to be much higher," Liz Throssell, a spokesperson for the U.N. human rights office (OHCHR), told a briefing, adding that 253 of the casualties were in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions in eastern Ukraine.

Over the last days I also read several commentators claiming that that the Russian 'regime change' incursion into Ukraine would not have the support of the Russian people and would set them up against their president. Here is news for them:

Maxim A. Suchkov @m_suchkov - 19:14 UTC · Mar 1, 2022
Meanwhile #Putin's approval rating has raised from 60% to 71% (survey by FOM)

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The sanctions put up against Russia will hurt its people. But due to global price increases they will be probably felt stronger in Europe and the United States and they may even cause mass starvation and revolutions in poorer countries of the 'third world'.

Mark Sleboda has served as nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy. He has studied at the London School of Economics. He has married a woman from Crimea and now lives in Moscow as a Russian citizen. He is a frequent commentator in Russian media. Sleboda has previously criticized president Putin for being too soft with the 'west'.

His analyses and predictions are more dire than mine but he is probably right (thread edited for readability):

Mark Sleboda @MarkSleboda1 - 8:53 UTC · Mar 2, 2022

This is #theGreatDecoupling between the West and Russia. Economic linkages will be cut down to only energy and a few other commodities & chemicals that Europe is dependent on Russia for. The West controls and has weaponized their entire economy in their war to break Russia. 

Political, social and cultural linkages will also be severed to a high degree. Weaning Russia off this dependence will be hard and immiserating. But with Chinese and some other Eurasian support, Russia may just weather it. The entire global economy will suffer as well.

But once the dust has settled and new domestic and import substitution formed - Russia will at least be economically & financially independent from the West. They will never again be able to weaponize their economic hegemony to coerce, blackmail, or wage war on Russia.

The same weaponized economic war too will also soon be turned on China and the Rest of the world's holdouts from US-led Western Hegemony. The Unipolar world will truly be over, but the Multipolar world will be stillborn by US attempts to hang on to their hegemony. Instead US/Western pressure will directly result in the formation of an anti-Western bloc led by China and Russia for survival and independence. Neutrality will be difficult to maintain. A new Bipolar world is coming into being, just decades after the last ended.

The Golden Age of the Global Internet is also now over resulting not from Russia closing itself off, but by censorship and exclusion by Western and the social media platforms and the internet fixtures they control - because they don't trust their own people to hear alternative perspectives and narratives and judge on their own. The world's internet will now break down into regional spheres with limited connectivity. It will be a new, much smaller, less connected, more localized and divisive world.

We are of course already seeing the physical connections around the world break down - with closures of entire swathes of the globe's surface to each others' airlines and global shipping connections being severed one by one as we speak. Global distribution networks will be disrupted & chaos result for months. Because Russia & Ukraine are primary sources of so many of the world's commodities - energy & food costs around the world will skyrocket. In the First world prices will go up, in the Third - starvation.

Ultimately the cause was the US-led West trying to maintain and extend their Hegemony, while they can and Russia resisting it. NATO expansion east in waves, US meddling and hybrid warfare to bring into power pro-Western/anti-Russian governments in formerly neutral, unaligned, national identity-divided post Soviet states was the endgame of this NATO expansion to geopolitically consolidate all of Europe under US-led Western Hegemony up to Russia's borders.

Russia resisted this geopolitical flipping by color revolution in Georgia, Belarus & Ukraine. And now the ultimate target of this economic war on Russia is forcing regime change in Russia itself for having the temerity to resist the Hegemon's geopolitical expansion right on her very borders.

The great Realist IR scholar Mearsheimer foresaw all of this. As did Kissinger, George Kennan, US Ambassador John Matlock and many others. They tried to warn what the consequences of the US trying to geopolitically flip Ukraine would be, but to no avail.

For Russia the only path forward, the goal to survive is, must be - separation, autarky (self-sufficiency), and independence from US-led Western Hegemony.


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@Scc | Mar 3 2022 12:01 utc | 472

I read this morning on RT just before the site was shut down that Pentagon was weighting in a no fly zone in Ukraine.
Any information about that?

LOL! Penta propaganda! It would bring immediate action of Russia, like destroying the infrastructures involved, wherever they are.

Posted by: Olivier | Mar 3 2022 13:28 utc | 502

Warning: Extremely graphic (dead bodies)

https://t.me/intelslava/21396

Ukrofascists are shooting at civilians on the outskirts of Mariupol.

The husband and wife tried to leave Mariupol, at the exit near the checkpoint with the radicals they noticed the shot bodies, they wanted to help, but fire was also opened on them from the checkpoint.

They tried to escape, as a result, the woman was killed, the driver was wounded, now he is hiding with relatives in the Berdyansk region.


Posted by: Norwegian | Mar 3 2022 13:29 utc | 503

A very interesting statement just now made by MbS in Saudi Arabia:

JUST IN - Saudi Arabia "considers options" of reducing investments in the US, says crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The Kingdom's investments in China are less than $100 billion, but growing very fast, he added.

https://nitter.net/disclosetv/status/1499371133027729415

The entire vile tapestry of US financial imperialism is beginning to unravel. For those who happen to understand Swedish, here is the soundtrack to what is going on: Knutna Nävar - Rickard Dollarhjärta

Posted by: Unnamed | Mar 3 2022 13:41 utc | 504

Posted by: Yeah, Right | Mar 3 2022 11:27 utc | 457

Don't forget the Gazmanov concert and the fireworks!!! 😂😂😂

Posted by: Misotheist | Mar 3 2022 13:42 utc | 505

The Chinese, good sense of humour btw, have been using duct tape (long live Red Green) to put Zs on their cars in solidarity with Russia, they also cleaned out several Russian online stores in one day. Sanction that.

Cheers M

Posted by: sean the leprechaun | Mar 3 2022 13:51 utc | 506

What is the German attitude toward still being occupied by the United States, over 75 years after World War 2?

Posted by: pretzelattack | Mar 3 2022 10:36 utc | 449

Somehow I'm reminded of this legendary story in The Onion: "Nation's Porn Stars Demand To Be F***ed Harder" . . . except in this case I'd substitute "porn stars" with "prostitute."

Posted by: malenkov | Mar 3 2022 13:58 utc | 507

I think I first posted this in April last year.
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We are in the Dominate.

Anglo Imperialism is in its final generations. A little wiki to help understand that exactly:

‘ the Dominate is considered to have been more authoritarian, less collegial and more bureaucratic than the Principate from which it emerged.’
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The Empire is DEAD. Now it throwing youth and old men and women in the line of fire they engineered. In Europe. Again.
These mass slaughters by the Retreating Empire beyond Europe goes daily unnoticed by the mass media consuming civilians and imbibers of koolaid approved only propaganda.

Posted by: DunGroanin | Mar 3 2022 14:07 utc | 508

With regard to this quote from Craig Murray --

But it is an equally valid point that NATO has never attacked Russia and none of those missiles has ever been fired at Russia. The point of the missiles was never to fire them at Russia. The point of the missiles was to manufacture and sell them at enormous profit margins and provide large salaries and cash funds for politicians, with endless revolving door jobs for ex-military and civilian defence personnel, who all keep the contracts flowing.

-- it's an astonishing lapse on his part not to realize that the best argument for purchasing new weaponry is the exhaustion of weapons supplies in actual warfare.

Posted by: malenkov | Mar 3 2022 14:23 utc | 509

Gonzalo Lira, a novelist, movie maker and journalist who has appeared on The Duran's videos with Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris because he was in Kiev and lives in Khakov with his wife and kids, the city currently under siege by the Russian, has an hour-and-56-minute long video on the whole Ukraine situation. Worth a listen. He carefully explains why everything you're hearing about this invasion is bullcrap.

My Trip From Kiev to Kharkov Last Night (Birthday Stream)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zXeIBIpXfc

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | Mar 3 2022 14:25 utc | 510

@510 Seems Gonzalo may be in trouble. I guess he's relying on his US passport for immunity.

I can't decide whether to admire his courage or marvel at his stupidity.

Posted by: dh | Mar 3 2022 14:31 utc | 511

Posted by: malenkov | Mar 3 2022 14:23 utc | 509

They don't even need to be expended for the second part of his statement to be true, and the first sentence false. Because strategic weapons are precisely that - strategic. They can be used to compel your behavior even up to the point of surrendering if you realize your defense is hopeless. So you don't need to use them more than once - or use them at all, if their threat works to compel behavior. Now, having 5,000 nukes is definitely meant to be bought and paid for - no one needs that many for any possible military exercise.

But again, as Martyanov says, Murray is not a military man, so he doesn't understand why a Russian preemptive invasion was necessary. Plus he's a "moral" man who doesn't comprehend that morality doesn't enter into the relations of "Great Powers". Despite being an anarchist and thus against the actions of any state, I couldn't care less about whether Putin is being "moral" about this. I understand that Russia was under threat, if not now then later, and now is the time to counter that threat. If there is anyone "morally wrong" about this situation, it's clearly the US and NATO. And I don't even care about that - this is what states do - seek expansive power and start wars to get it. Russia would do it, too, if it thought it could. Tonga would do it if it thought it could. What restrains states, especially large ones, is other large ones. This is reality. People need to learn to deal with it. Moralistic posturing achieves nothing.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | Mar 3 2022 14:35 utc | 512

Posted by: dh | Mar 3 2022 14:31 utc | 511

Might be neither - he may realize that he's just too small for anyone to care. He was surprised the hotel manager kicked him out for being a "Putin promoter", so evidently he never thought about it before. He also seems like a guy who doesn't particularly care what other people think. As well, there's not much he can do about it if he's not in a position to grab the wife and kids and make a run to the border through a nation at war. He probably figures it's better to sit tight and hope for the best. Anyway, once the Russians take the city, if he doesn't get killed first, he'll probably be okay. He's probably counting on that.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | Mar 3 2022 14:39 utc | 513

@dh | Mar 3 2022 14:31 utc | 511
Gonzalo Lira will host a live stream ~3 hours from now

Cui Bono? A CoachStream from Kharkiv
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz4KhdoVCyw

Posted by: Norwegian | Mar 3 2022 14:40 utc | 514

or mourn him. hope he makes it out alive.

Posted by: pretzelattack | Mar 3 2022 14:40 utc | 515

@513 I can see him being something of a celebrity when this is all over. Interviews on TV etc. But he isn't going to be popular with the MSM.

Posted by: dh | Mar 3 2022 14:44 utc | 516

The Chinese, good sense of humour btw, have been using duct tape...

Posted by: sean the leprechaun | Mar 3 2022 13:51 utc | 506

Ex-Soviet joke (there was at any large only blue duct tapes then) refreshed.

"You can use blue duct type to quick-fix everything, and Poland too!"
https://t.me/dvesti22/1720

Posted by: Arioch | Mar 3 2022 14:47 utc | 517

DunGroanin | Mar 3 2022 11:44 utc | 475

In short, its time to take the war to the individuals who create them from afar. Immediately.
Where are they going to hide? Where are they going to run?

Existentialism can be made to cut both ways.

Years ago another poster, who I personally miss a lot, writing with the nick Malooga made a very similar suggestion. He said if the Islamic Jihadis really wanted to change things they should start taking out billionaires rather than blow up buses and airplanes. People traveling on public transportation have very little to say when it comes to foreign policy.

but, it aint gonna happen.

Posted by: dan of steele | Mar 3 2022 15:16 utc | 518

@ dan of steele | Mar 3 2022 15:16 utc | 518

Of course, why would jihadis want to take out their financiers?

Posted by: malenkov | Mar 3 2022 15:59 utc | 519

Some great comments here.
I do think there is another dimension at play which is the global trade framework (WTO)
The Global South (developing countries) have woken up to the fact they have been getting screwed over for decades. The West insists on dropping tariffs on the products they dominate, however refuse to drop tariffs on the products where developing countries have a comparative advantage such as agriculture.
To progress their goals the West would pick off and pressure these countries one by one.
The DOHA round failed because the Global South coordinated their response and just said NO.
They are waking up and realising that the entire global financial structure is biased against them - however together, if they work together they are strong and can force changes.
Ukraine is just Act 1 and the hard and heavy lifting is being done by Russia, but it really is only Act 1

Posted by: Merandor | Mar 3 2022 16:28 utc | 520

@174 robert

First of all, you sound as if you are going to blow a gasket. Calm down.

Second of all, you should not presume that the observations I make mean that I want these things to be true. I am simply reporting on what appears to be the situation after a week or so of war. Situations change all the time, but surely we can debate them without getting our proverbial knickers into a twist.

You say that winning a media war is viewed as ridiculous to the rest of the world – perhaps, though you'll need to show me some evidence for that position. Public opinion does matter, even to Putin. Winning the information war is an integral part of winning any other kind of war. It is an ongoing requirement and not something optional or separate. What kind of war do you think goes on at the UN every day? (No doubt you will say that the UN is irrelevant in this context.)

I understand exactly the kind of animal the USA is and I am on record deploring its actions. In other places I have referred to it as the American War Machine. But right now, in this place and time, it is Russia who is perceived to be the bigger threat to peace. I don't know where you live, but just come and ask any random 25 people on any street in London.

NATO should have been disbanded after the fall of the Soviet Union. In recent years, it certainly did appear to be on its last legs. But now I suspect it will be revived by a transfusion of money and war fever, potentially even new members. We shall have to wait and see.

It is clear to anybody who goes looking that the endless money flow has been maintained into the MIC as you call it. You are talking about the quality of the products on offer; other have raised questions about the ability of the Americans (or NATO) to win any of the wars it initiates. Neither of these are the main objective. Using the bombs or crashing the planes is what it is all about. There you see, we need to build and sell another xx aircraft. Dividends, dear boy, dividends.

I remain of the opinion that a weakened EU is what suits the Americans best. They encourage internal division and splits so that no clear position can be defined and held. I just don't see why you would argue the opposite. Please clarify your reasons.

So, take away all the gold stars you want to as I was not playing for "likes" anyway. I am quite happy to be proven wrong with any of the main points I made. As I said in my original post, I really hope there is a silver lining to these dark, stormy clouds.

Posted by: echelon | Mar 3 2022 16:49 utc | 521

Very greatful to TomD (421), iguana (433) and S (447). I now could post RT/Rumble Live as a page on my website: https://geopolitiekincontext.wordpress.com/russian-television-rt-on-rumble/
I hope the scensor leaves it there.

I also have Peter Lavelle's CrossTalk back, and could go on Tass and Sputnik, with the Russian translated by Google. Thanks again for the help!

Posted by: Paul-Robert | Mar 3 2022 17:39 utc | 522

Posted by: Norwegian | Mar 3 2022 10:34 utc | 446


The bio-weapons issue must be out in the open. This should be easy if it is a non-issue. However, it seems to me the Bayrakyars and aerosol mister attachments is very, very telling. If this story is true, the hysteria in the west is explained.

It may also explain the timing of events. Two Turkish A-400 (?) were seen on Flight Radar landing in Lyov on 22-2-22. Special Operation was launched that evening.

If it is true that the operation is suffering from logistics issues (it is impossible to discern if this is accurate or fog of war) this may be due to moving up the launch date.

If Russia had concerns over drone dispersal of biologic or radionuclide weapons, and knew the Turkish flights reflected the delivery of drones with the necessary modifications, they may have immediately launched the Special Operation.

Posted by: Sushi | Mar 3 2022 18:15 utc | 523

Is this sign of de-escalation?

US says Russia won't be kicked off UN Security Council.

US has no plans to ban imports of Russian oil.

Posted by: WJ | Mar 3 2022 18:48 utc | 524

Maybe not:

White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki: The United States is transmitting real-time information about Russian troops to Ukraine

Posted by: WJ | Mar 3 2022 19:25 utc | 525

Re: Craig Murray's statement.

Putin has been clear and consistant that what concerns him is the 5-7 minutes it will take nuclear missiles to reach his capitol from Ukraine. He has explained that that is too short a time in which to make a responsible decision on whether to launch mutually assured destruction, but that Russia would do so if a missile were launched from Ukraine. This endangers everyone, not just Russia. He has been clear on this.

By indicating they will put nuclear weapons in Ukraine, US and NATO have evidenced one goal: to eliminate Mutually Assured Destruction in order to destroy Russia's command centers and government without receiving retaliation. That is the only reason for placing nukes in Ukraine. 5-7 minutes may be too short a time in which to respond, and NATO and the US are willing to take that risk. Putin has said repeatedly that Russia will launch if missiles are launched from Ukraine, even if there is no time to verify. He is saying MAD deterrence still exits, whereas US/NATO are saying, maybe not.

U.S. Sec. of Defense Ashton Carter announced that the modernization of US nuclear weapons is in order to make them "more useable." I believe Craig Murray doesn't understand how psychotic US leadership is.

Posted by: Linda Wood | Mar 3 2022 20:25 utc | 526

Posted by: WJ | Mar 3 2022 18:48 utc | 524

No, it's not a sign of "de-escalation". It's a sign the US can't afford to ban oil imports from Russia. The US also knows it's unlikely to get the General Assembly to remove Russia, and a failure there would reflect badly on its attempt.

The US is never going to "de-escalate" against Russia. Or more precisely, while the "escalation" may cease, the US will remain eternally hostile to Russia. Russia understand this now, which is why it invaded Ukraine. Russia spent 30 years complaining about NATO expansion and last year offered a resolution, which was summarily rejected by the US. Now Russia will do what it has to, which is "re-orient" Ukraine, and place strategic weapons there and in Belarus, followed by deployment of hypersonic missiles on submarines and the Poseidon nuclear drone off the shores of the US. In other words, restoring MAD.

Then Russia will offer its treaty proposals again if there is any sign the US understands its position. I doubt the US will. That's the problem for the rest of us, because the new Cold War 2.0 will threaten us all with destruction.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | Mar 3 2022 22:30 utc | 527

Putin is portrayed as an evil man in western media. The intrusion into Ukraine is seen as a war-crime. But the war-crimes went on long before and were committed by Ukrainian nationalists.

https://johnplatinumgoss.com/2022/03/03/humanitarian-aid-versus-war-crimes/

Posted by: John Goss | Mar 3 2022 22:34 utc | 528

Perhaps a brief historical review might throw light on what is going on now in this world of ours. The US/UK killed millions in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and many other countries. They spend more on armaments than the entire world combined, and, in particular, more than 14 times more than the Russians do. They encircled Russia, plundered it and tried to destroy it in the 1990s. They promised not to advance NATO, and broke their promises. They encircle Russia with the clear intent of destroying it. They canceled just about any nuclear treaty with Russia. They needlessly provoke China only because they want to rule the whole world. In 2014 they toppled the democratically-elected government in the Ukraine and replaced it with Nazis, who tell the Russian speakers of Ukraine that they CANNOT use their language. Complying with the orders of their Anglo Saxons masters, these Ukrainian fascists arrest anyone who disagrees with them. The USA has brought, as always, poverty and desperation to Ukraine in the last 8 years. The Russians did not annex Crimea. It’s a lie too. The vast majority of Crimeans are Russian, and didn’t want to live under fascists. So there was a referendum, and more than 90% of the people of Crimea chose to join Russia. And besides, Crimea always belonged to Russia; it was given to Ukraine by Khruschev, perhaps in a drunken stupor. But that meant nothing then, for Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union. The people of Donbas didn’t want to live under fascists, and they wanted to speak their own language (Russian), so the Ukrainian fascists have been bombarding and killing them now for 8 long years, which amounts to a genocide. Russia tried to avoid war, so it allowed that particular genocide against Russians to go on. The Americans flatten cities, and poison the countryside of defiant countries for decades or millennia (e.g., Agent Orange, depleted Uranium). The UK/US probably release the Covid-19 virus in Wuhan. The Americans have biological weapons laboratories all over Ukraine and other former Soviet states. These are taking blood samples of Slavs, and the intention is clear. Russia told the rulers of the UK/US that it wants peace, but asked them to remove their weapons from Ukraine. Russia explained that it is being backed into a corner and that it was a matter of survival to them. The Americans laughed at them. So, the Russian had no choice, and took weapons into their own hands. The worst thing of all this is the hypocrisy. Americans have been invading Central and South America for centuries under the Monroe doctrine, killing people like Allende, and putting in power people like Videla, always turning a potential garden into a desert. When someone like Sandino of Nicaragua tries to defend his own people, they kill him. President F. Roosevelt cynically captured the gist of American imperialism: Yes, he said, Somoza is a son of bitch, “but he is our son of a bitch.” The US/UK steal resources from everyone. In Syria, for example, they just took the oil resources, against international laws, and continue to steal oil. They starve Cubans and Syrians. Who gave them the right to try to assassinate Fidel Castro more than 600 times? Who gave them the right to murder Aldo Moro or Dag Dag Hammarskjold? The people of Afghanistan are dying of starvation because the USA refuses to give them the money that the former government held in American banks. The USA conducts a genocide now, alongside the viciously-dictatorial Saudis, in Yemen—and no one imposes sanctions on anybody. Rather, the “liberal” West is silent or complicit. But when the Russians try to save themselves and fellow Russians in Ukraine from slavery, the whole world is up in arms. Even “neutral” Switzerland is against Russia. There is one word for this, and for a species that can behave in such a dishonorable, hypocritical, way: DISGUSTING.

Posted by: Fiona Jenkins | Mar 3 2022 22:42 utc | 529

It seems the racially aware, highly motivated Ukrainian Nationalists are being used as the front-line troops in Ukraine's campaign against the Donbas region. They are likely to come off second best against the Russian steam-roller, especially given that Putin has stipulated de-Nazification of Ukraine as one of his principle war aims. Both the Ukrainian and Russian regimes, and most other European and Anglo-sphere regimes for that matter, are heavily influenced by Jewish oligarchs, which makes one wonder whether the Ukrainian Nationalists have actually been set up for a massive fall by the big jews on both sides of the ledger. The most likely outcome at present seems to be that the most fervent Nationalists will be killed in the next few weeks, another win for the international race.

Posted by: Percy | Mar 4 2022 3:28 utc | 530

Richard, Firefox has a Yandex translate plugin. When installed type (eg.) yt ru en https://t.me/s/boris_rozhin for a translation of Cassad's site.

Roger, https://wikispooks.com/wiki/WEF/Young_Global_Leaders

Posted by: Dadda | Mar 4 2022 10:14 utc | 531

Kukulkan 496

Stan Grant did a special on Ukraine the other night with the ABC's long serving foregn correspondent (I cant recall his name) who breathlessy delivered an ahistorical rant about the peace loving Ukrainians defending themselves from Russian perfidy. I could only watch a short segment, but he didn't mention Maidan or Minsk in that time. Grant just nodded.

Foreign Correspondent last night did a segment on ASOV, I hadn't realised how handsome and noble they were! putting flowers on memorials, such softies! Another interview with a farmer living in fear of Donbass shells.

I can't watch the ABC these days, they've reduced their reporting staff to the reliable few who won't go off reservation.

Posted by: Dadda | Mar 4 2022 10:35 utc | 532

Could someone explain why, when I use AVG's VPN and select a Canadian IP address, CloudFlare/moonofalabama blocks me from accessing the site?

If I connect through my standard Canadian ISP, it works.

Posted by: Melkiades | Mar 4 2022 14:49 utc | 533

Comment by Keith McClary | March 03, 2022 at 04:28 | Permalink I saw it. It’s insane. Trudeau is supporting Nazis and no one cares.

Posted by: Macmuir | Mar 5 2022 7:57 utc | 534

Reading Dymitry Orlove article on the Saker--future of the Russian subjects (can no longer think of them as citizens). The loss of free speech, and the loss of the right to travel. Wanted to comment on the article, but am now evidently banned from commenting on the site. It is a good thing that the Russians have been conditioned to be servile slaves to the state. All power to the LEADER.

Posted by: wobblie | Mar 5 2022 13:25 utc | 535

Actually, Turkey, UAE and Israel did not abstain in the vote. They all voted against Russia. You are correct about India, but the rest is misinformation.

Posted by: Glasshopper | Mar 6 2022 11:59 utc | 536

I can stop the war. I just need to help me prove my super strong acquired t-cell immunity. It is of course locally proven.

Posted by: Rishat Ahmetvaleev | Mar 7 2022 6:29 utc | 537

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