Moon of Alabama Brecht quote
December 06, 2022

U.S. No Longer Supports Fight For Crimea

The U.S. seems to have changed its position with regards to Crimea.

Blinken in August 2022:

Secretary Antony Blinken @SecBlinken - 16:46 UTC · Aug 23, 2022
United States government official

In my remarks to the Crimea Platform Summit, I urged the international community to keep raising the costs and pressure on President Putin and his enablers until all Russian troops leave Ukraine. Crimea is Ukraine. That was our position in 2014, and it remains in 2022.
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Same dude, yesterday:

Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Editor in Chief Matt Murray At The Wall Street Journal CEO Council Summit

SECRETARY BLINKEN: Our focus is on continuing to do what we’ve been doing, which is to make sure that Ukraine has in its hands what it needs to defend itself, what it needs to push back against the Russian aggression, to take back territory that’s been seized from it since February 24th, to make sure as well that it has the support economically and on a humanitarian basis to withstand what’s happening in the country every single day. That’s our focus.

"Territory that’s been seized from [Ukraine] since February 24th" obviously does not include Crimea which Russia 'seized' in 2014. This then is a significant shift in the position Blinken had earlier underlined.

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SeanAU | Dec 7 2022 5:06 utc | 397

Read a bit of Patrick Armstrong.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Dec 7 2022 5:09 utc | 401

I heard the same kind of missile/drone that hit inside Russia airfields made it all the way to Croatia before running out of fuel and crashing yesterday. Passed through 3 Nato countries undetected.

Posted by: SeanAU | Dec 7 2022 5:09 utc | 402

@ dust | Dec 7 2022 3:33 utc | 376 with the kind words about my consistent financial contextualization of our world...thanks

I liked the quote you provided and will repeat it for that reason in case any missed it the forst time

“The rich have a peculiar atmosphere of their own. However cultured, unobstructive, ancient and polished, the rich have an impenetrable and assured aloofness, that inviolable certainty and hardness that is difficult to breakdown. They are not possessors of wealth, but are possessed by wealth, which is worse than death. Their conceit is philanthropy; they think they are trustees of their wealth; they have charities, create endowments; they are the makers, the builders, the givers. They build churches, temples, colleges and libraries, but their god is the god of their gold. With so much poverty and degradation, one must have very thick skin to be rich.”(J. Krishnamurti)

I like the following Wikipedia quote about him which reflects my belief in the neuromodulation therapies that I healed my neural networks/mental health with.
"
He stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasised that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.
"

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 7 2022 5:13 utc | 403

"U.S. No Longer Supports Fight For Crimea"

Serious question: Why would anyone, especially here, believe anything said by a US Govt official or as reported in the US corporate media?

Or repeat it here as if it really truly means something significant - as opposed to showing why it is a complete lie yet again?

Posted by: SeanAU | Dec 7 2022 5:14 utc | 404

SeanAU | Dec 7 2022 5:06 utc | 397

My previous comment was I guess a bit short and sharp. We watch the multi-polar world take shape around us. Everyone to their own and united in trade. Our attempt to push faggotry onto the world has backfired big time.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Dec 7 2022 5:19 utc | 405

Peter AU1 #222

What we see now is the Brits trying to pull US back in. From the Ukraine TG channels it becomes obvious MI6 are Zelensky's handlers and not the CIA...
...The Brits cannot continue their war against Russia without US weapon and ammo supplies.

Is it possible the city of London is behind this entire thing?

Posted by: snake | Dec 7 2022 5:24 utc | 406

Civilization-state means city-state to me, something to be avoided.

Posted by: Don Bacon | Dec 7 2022 5:27 utc | 407

@ Richard Steven Hack | 276

I agree what you say and what Ritter says on the accountability of Ukrainians. The very same thing applies to the American people - because faux claims of ignorance is no excuse.

Freedom comes with Responsibility, without it it is crass self-centeredness and narcissism on steroids. Without it there is no freedom. Everyone doesn't need to pick up a gun or lose their heads, but speaking up and not supporting the status quo wouldn't hurt.

But whatever, it is what it is, and isn't about to change. The wheel turns eventually. Cheers

Posted by: SeanAU | Dec 7 2022 5:32 utc | 408

⚡️🇷🇺🇺🇦⚔️(1/2) Military expert Boris Rozhin on the UAV Lull, the "Bargaining" around the #ZNPP, the Russian Army Offensive and Battle for #Artemovsk (#Bakhmut); pub. 06 Dec 2020, 21:07⚡️

♦️Geranium Blooms in Winter:

What is the reason for the pause in the use of "Geraniums" on the facilities of the AFU and the energy infrastructure of #Ukraine? Is there a climatic factor? To what extent these devices are operable in sub-zero temperatures?

➖ There are several reasons. Deteriorating weather, the need to increase production for mass use, plus perhaps there is an accumulation of drones for mass strikes that will accompany offensives in winter.

➖ There is no data on the rate and volume of production of these drones in #Iran and #Russia, although Iranian military transport planes continue to fly to #Moscow with enviable regularity, so there is a flow of cargo. There is no intelligible information in the public domain about the operation of the Gerans in sub-zero temperatures.

♦️#ZNPP must remain Russian:

There are rumors circulating more and more that #Zaporizhzhya NPP will either be handed over to #Ukraine or will be placed under direct management of IAEA. Is that scenario acceptable to #Russia and what impact would it have on energy supply to the "square"?

➖ Such a scenario, of course, is unacceptable, and the implementation of something like that would be regarded as an obvious defeat for #Russia. Officially, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation clarified yesterday that nothing of the kind would happen and the sovereignty over the #ZNPP would not be given to anybody.

➖ The maximum that #Moscow agrees to in exchange for stopping the shelling of #ZNPP by the AFU is to undertake not to place heavy weapons at #ZNPP while keeping Russian guards with light weapons at the station, with Rosatom personnel working at the station.

➖ As #Ukraine and its sponsors are not satisfied with this, shelling of #ZNPP and #Energodar is expected to continue. Meanwhile, the #ZNPP staff was finally cleaned up - those who did not sign a contract with Rosatom were removed from the plant + tipsters from the AFU were cleaned up.

(1/2)


https://t.me/sitreports/1766

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:33 utc | 409

♦️(2/2) AFU not willing to surrender #Bakhmut:

Russian troops are advancing in #Artemovsk. At the same time, news of the "collapse of the Ukrainian defence" has repeatedly emerged. Is the Ukrainian command ready to abandon the town or does it plan to hold it despite losses?

➖ There is no collapse of enemy defences. The enemy has been forced to retreat south of #Artemovsk, but maintains the integrity of the front north of #Kurdyumovka, relying on the entrenchment in #Kleshcheyevka and the Seversky Donets - Donbass canal. At the same time a second line of defence is being built at Chasov Yar.

➖ The pace of our offensive here is slow, which, however, is offset by the heavy losses that the Wagner PMCs and the RF Armed Forces inflict on the #Artemovsk group (according to Ukrainian and Western statements, from 500 to 800 killed and wounded per day). In #Artemovsk itself, fighting continues for #Opytnoye and in the industrial zone on the eastern outskirts.

➖ Without capturing #Opytnoye there can be no hope of a direct assault on #Artemovsk. The AFU will not surrender the city for nothing, which is why reinforcements, including those withdrawn from other directions, are being rushed here. The loss of #Artemovsk will have severe consequences for the AFU, identical to those after the loss of #Popasna.

To secure #Donetsk, we need to move west:

If #Artemovsk is liberated by the Russian army, will this reduce the threat to #Donetsk in terms of artillery shelling of the DPR capital?

➖ Partly, as the capture of #Artemovsk will force the AFU to rebuild its defences in #Donbass, but it is important to understand that until #Maryinka and #Avdeyevka are captured, shelling from barrel artillery will continue in its current mode. Stopping the shelling of #Donetsk requires serious movement west of #Donetsk towards #Krasnoarmeysk, where #Krasnogorovka, #Selidovo, #Kurakhovo and so on must also be taken.

➖ So this is not an easy task. Even so, #Donetsk would remain within range of long-range MLRS and long-range artillery, but of course it would be much more difficult for the AFU to organize massive shelling.


https://t.me/sitreports/1767

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:34 utc | 410

Marc

Your surprised response to doddering gamer was no surprise. Dig deeper. You are operating in a shallow pond.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Dec 7 2022 5:35 utc | 411

Melaleuca | Dec 6 2022 21:31 utc | 207

Thanks for posting that 'foreshadowing' of the airbase attacks. I remember the article was linked here a few days ago and it immediately came to mind when word of the attacks came in. Couldn't track down the source though, much appreciated.

In other news, Al Jazeera English has had the following crawling along the bottom of the screen for the last few hours:

"Governor of Ukraine's Kursk region says Kyiv used drone to attack airbase inside of Russia"

Either they have employed Liz Truss as a copy editor or that's some mighty bold foreshadowing...

Posted by: S.P. Korolev | Dec 7 2022 5:35 utc | 412

⚡️🇷🇺🇺🇦⚔️ #Chronicle of the Special Military Operation for 6 Dec 2022⚡️

♦️#Crimea:

▪️ In the morning, Ukrainian drones attempted to attack the #Belbek airfield on the outskirts of #Sevastopol, but Russian air defence forces shot down all targets on approach.

♦️#Russia's Border Areas:

▪️ In the #Kursk region, the enemy struck an oil tanker at a local airfield. There were no casualties in the incident and the fire was contained.

▪️ In #Surazh district, #Bryansk region, the AFU attempted to attack the Slava Combine. A drone hit a fuel tank but failed to inflict any significant damage.

▪️ Another 60-for-60 exchange of prisoners of war took place on the border of #Sumy and #Belgorod regions.

♦️#Starobelsk Direction:

▪️ Ukrainian formations once again attempted an offensive towards #Kuzemovka, but were forced to withdraw under heavy artillery fire.

♦️#Soledar Direction:

▪️ Intense fighting continues in #Bakhmut, #Opytnoye, #Yakovlevka and #Belogorovka. The enemy is suffering heavy losses in this area.

♦️#Lugansk People's Republic:

▪️ Ukrainian militants have hit #Starobelsk with HIMARS MLRSs, injuring three employees of a local municipal enterprise and damaging several warehouses.

♦️#Donetsk Direction:

▪️ Enemy militants once again shelled the #Donetsk agglomeration. A deputy of the DPR Parliament, a local musician and another person were killed by the impacts in #Donetsk. In #Gorlovka buildings of the Stirol chemical plant were damaged.

▪️ Russian Aerospace Forces launched several airstrikes on enemy positions in the vicinity of #Maryinka and #Kamenka.

♦️#Zaporozhye Direction:

▪️ Amid stalled negotiations over the status of the #Zaporozhye NPP, Ukrainian militants have shelled #Energodar and the power plant's industrial zone again.

▪️ Russian forces launched a rocket attack on a Ukrainian army ammunition depot in #Stepnoye, on the outskirts of #Zaporozhye.

♦️#Dnipropetrovsk Region:

▪️ The RF Armed Forces have carried out a missile strike on an infrastructure facility in #KrivoyRog.

▪️ Russian artillery shelled targets in #Nikopol, #Ilyinka, Dobroy Nadezhdy and #Marganets on the north bank of the #Dnipro River.

♦️#Kherson Direction on Southern Front:

▪️ In the southern sector of the front mutual shelling of both sides continues. Russian missile forces and artillery have hit enemy positions in #Kherson, #Nikolaev and #Ochakov.

Enemy militants, in turn, shelled Golaya Pristan and the #Kakhovka region.


https://t.me/sitreports/1770

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:36 utc | 413

He stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasised that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 7 2022 5:13 utc | 400

IMO the only revolution that really matters is the revolution within our own minds. We are the lucky few in history actually watching it unfold on a global scale.

My mental health could sure as hell use some help so will check out neuromodulation. Anyways good karma to you, you’ve earned it.

Posted by: dust | Dec 7 2022 5:37 utc | 414

Sonar21 blog has been totally blocked as of about 8am EST this morning [Dec 6]? It started off with a notice that the site wasn't "secure" and soon evolved into a total blackout.

Posted by: Jack Gordon | Dec 6 2022 14:00 utc | 14

Yes. The message I get is 'bandwidth exceeded.'

Posted by: Gene Poole | Dec 7 2022 5:38 utc | 415

🇺🇸 AN AMERICAN MERCENARY COMPLAINS ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH EVACUATING WOUNDED FROM ARTEMOVSK(Bakhmut)

"Medical evacuations here are not like our NATO friends. The 20- to 30-minute CASEVAC [casualty evacuation] is typical of counter-insurgency warfare when it comes to air dominance and large military bases. Here, we have to make do with what we have. 

If you're lucky, the evacuation will take an hour. It depends on a lot of things. Where you are wounded.Do you have the medical supplies you need to save your own life? Many soldiers don't have these medications.

Is there transport nearby? Many soldiers have to remove casualties from the combat zones by themselves - On foot.

Is there a car or ambulance ready to pick up the wounded person? Can he make contact? Many cannot. Where is the hospital located? Is it close?If you are seriously injured, your chances of surviving are 50/50".


https://t.me/Slavyangrad/23850

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:38 utc | 416

Shoigu reported the destruction of 149 tanks and more than 300 enemy armoured combat vehicles in November. 
Let me remind you that armoured combat vehicles is a term that means full-fledged battlefield equipment, i.e. BMPs and APCs. It does not mean light wheeled armored vehicles of all kinds, which is not recommended for attack, but the ucranians still regularly use, because they still have such chariots in abundance unlike armored fighting vehicles.

These figures mean two things. Firstly, the losses of the Ukrainian army in heavy equipment for the next accounting period are many fold higher than the reinforcements from the host nation, and no reasons to reverse this trend are visible: too much has already been shoveled out and burnt, too little in comparison with what has already been managed remains available (at least in theory).

Secondly, the AFU's shock resource continues to grind away without any noticeable impact on the course of combat operations. In the north of Lugansk oblast they had zero progress in November as well as in October, in the DPR they lost territory in the directions of our attacks - slowly indeed, but with very heavy losses. In the Zaporozhye direction they still do not try to advance.  Mostly this is due to our superiority in artillery, which becomes more significant as the Ukrainians have to do without new supplies of 155mm shells, which were received in less amounts during the autumn compared to the summer.

They are probably still able to assemble a single strike force of roughly the numbers they lost in November. But at the cost of much weakened reserves, which may very quickly become necessary for a counterstrike at any point (and another whether) from Kovel to Zaporozhye. And as the balance of forces changes further (due to both their current attrition of heavy equipment and the emergence of our reserves at the front), this contradiction will only intensify.

And so the likelihood of an attempt by the Ukrainians to launch a major offensive literally seems more and more dubious with each passing day. But if they do decide to make it (there can be no military motives for such a decision, only political ones), this attempt will only be welcome: it will change the balance of forces quickly, radically and in the direction we want. The results of November just confirm this idea.


https://t.me/Slavyangrad/23862

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:40 utc | 417

Interesting fact:

The first Russian oil tanker passed through the Turkish straits...with insurance from Ingosstrakh. The Turkish side did not oppose.


https://t.me/Slavyangrad/23900

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:43 utc | 418

Melaleuca | 207

I concur. I too recall that news coming out with airfield photos of russian bombers - very very abnormal, first time it has happened this year. ..... . then came the drone attack. Little adds up (yet).

plus the Russians have not won yet. Not in Ukriane and not in the European security stakes or vs the US globally.

This is not over, far from it. Anything can still happen and turn on a dime.

Posted by: SeanAU | Dec 7 2022 5:43 utc | 419

Yevgeny Poddubny, VGTRK military correspondent, author of @epoddubny channel

Our situation has long been observable from the state of affairs in Donetsk. Since 2014 (and the hot phase of the war began then), all extremes have manifested there either in faint but nonetheless well felt nerve circuits, or, conversely, in burning lava that even the thickest of skin can feel.

Donetsk is on fire. And this, of course, is an indicator of both our problems and our successes. The more it hurts the enemy, the more shells fly at Donetsk. Even a Donetsk child will tell you this. When the enemy is in trouble on the front line, the enemy bounces back on the peaceful quarters of Donetsk. For eight years, everyone has become accustomed to it, strange as it may sound. But this circumstance should satisfy no one. The trouble is that the enemy does exactly what we allow it to do, which the enemy gets away with.

Donetsk's pain is also an indicator of the speed with which the problems became clearly visible immediately after February 24, just a few days after the start of the SMO. The leaders of the Kiev regime's formations are sleeping too peacefully. The commanders of the artillery formations shelling Russian Donetsk must be sleeping badly, or better yet, not sleeping at all, for fear that retribution will come. The leaders of the terrorist underground in the Caucasus slept badly, and some did not sleep at all. I remember it well.

Intelligence is still in short supply among the troops. That is why the enemy allows itself these barbaric attacks - because it can. Do you know how many times over many months I have seen reconnaissance and attack complexes in action, when from the moment of detecting the target till the real (and not imaginary) defeat took two minutes? Ten times. This is very little, given that I have literally lived (and will continue to live) in the military. That artillery is not ready, the link does not pump, the system does not get, or there are no shells. And not to say that there is no change - there is, but it is very slow.

This is why the enemy allows itself to hit Donetsk, even though it gets hit hard in the teeth. But we are not talking about successes now, but about problems. The artillerymen of the Kiev regime, whoever they are (Khokhlyas, Poles, Britons), should not only be afraid to fire, because backfire is a scary thing, but also not be able to do so in most cases. And it has been known for a long time how to do it.

The will is needed for acceleration. and Donetsk will let us know when this acceleration comes. Without words, it will make us understand. Simply put, one day no one will die in Donetsk.


https://t.me/Slavyangrad/23903

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:46 utc | 420

Foreign Policy: Biden's economic policies threaten a rift with Europe.

The Anti-Inflation Act ($370 billion in subsidies for electric cars and clean energy) and the Chips and Science Act ($52 billion in subsidies for semiconductor companies) passed by Washington have caused discontent in Europe, writes FP.

Support under both laws is aimed exclusively at manufacturers in the US. In addition, gas prices in many European countries are already 10 times higher than in America

It has come to the point where EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton has said he will not attend the US-EU Trade and Technology Council meetings this week.
Individual countries are also unhappy. For example, the Dutch are not happy with the US demand to stop supplying chipmaking equipment to China. Their manufacturers, ASML and ASM International, would then suffer.

So far, Washington is limiting itself to verbal therapy but does not intend to change its laws on subsidies or its approaches to China.

It should be noted that Europe can no longer win back the gas.,It has lost the energy war. The freebies in the form of cheap Russian gas, which served as the engine of the EU economy, are over. But the Europeans did it themselves under pressure from the United States.

But what prevents the EU from adopting mirror laws to support its own producers? Maybe WTO rules (which the Americans comply with only when it suits them)?

The EU's limited political subjectivity prevents it. Quod licet Jovi, non licet Bovi—what is allowed for Jupiter is not allowed for bulls.

The collective West is not homogeneous. It is grouped around an Anglo-Saxon nucleus represented by the US, Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. There are two notional belts around the core. The first has the EU, Japan, and South Korea. In the second, everyone else

It is a world of predators. The interests of the core always prevail. Therefore, the countries in the first and second belts serve as food for the Anglo-Saxons when resources are scarce.

That is what we are seeing in this case: an overflow of industrial companies from Europe to the jurisdiction of the United States. They are more needed there. And the Europeans will be outraged and eventually come to terms with their second-rate role.


https://t.me/Slavyangrad/23932

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:47 utc | 421

Rain forecast for the next week in Kiev, meaning the ground isn’t going to freeze anytime soon and the Rasputitsa will continue

Scratch the ground freezing for a couple weeks, going have to see a longer spell.

https://t.me/Slavyangrad/23950

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:51 utc | 422

Posted by: Marc | Dec 6 2022 22:10 utc | 231

Dude, if you're going to reply to people, post the full reference to their post, as I do above. Otherwise no one can tell which post you're responding to as most people make several posts in a thread and it's impolite to force people to scroll through 260+ posts to find who you are referring to. this is long-standing "bar etiquette."

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | Dec 6 2022 23:14 utc | 265

I completely agree. It's good to be precise in such a simple and uncontentious manner. In fact the other day wrt the same topic I posited the question "can an oldhippie learn new tricks?". The answer apparently is "no"! But it's worse - seemingly karlof1 and bevin are serial offenders also!
As a 20 somthing I know once said "fucking old people!"
But at least james and juliania are up to speed and if your online bio is to be believed, you are no spring chicken either Mr RSH!
(now someone will complain about commenters who repeatedly end their sentences with ! (time to get my Caps Lock on?)

Posted by: tucenz | Dec 7 2022 5:51 utc | 423

🇺🇦 In the trenches near Artemovsk.
A very remarkable video from the Ukrainian trenches.

Of note:
1. The commanders were not seen in their positions for several weeks.
2. Despite the fact that these are positions in the second line of defense, 8 out of 20 people were killed in 3 weeks. Several corpses are still stored in the position, because they cannot be taken out.
3. The supply is poor, they are heated by fires that unmask positions, but they don’t care - the main thing is to keep warm.


https://t.me/Slavyangrad/23971

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:53 utc | 424

Peter AU1 #395

I am way out of the MOA ballpark with what I am seeing so perhaps I will be proved wrong. But reading the comments by you and Melaleuca I see that you and others are recognizing this tectonic power shift.

The way I see it is that UKUSA have nowhere to go as they have dealt themselves out of the possibility of sitting at any table that convenes the people needed to negotiate after the liberation of the entirety of Ukraine.

The UKUSA has no honor and therefore has no standing.

The vanquished need to assemble their humility and talking points to even be able to speak confidently in the court of the victor.

I doubt it will be followed by a Russian State banquet.

Perhaps Poland could host a losers bbq on the beach at Ustka.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 7 2022 5:53 utc | 425

Ukraine getting wrecked then privatised.
The US Straussian nazis want land not ports. It is a spiritual disease, emanating from thexdead religion, Judaism.

Turkey doesn't flip. Islands flip. Turkey flip flops all the time. The Arabic word for heart means flipflop, beat. If any of those oil Tankers leaked, best not to give the devil ideas. Black Swan has a whole new meaning.


Posted by: Giyane | Dec 7 2022 5:53 utc | 426

The initiative of the Belgorod governor, who began the formation of self-defense battalions, was supported in the Kursk region, where the Patriot squad is being created to help the army.

But if we take into account that the enemy is waging a war against us without rules and without borders, it is obvious that it is necessary to form territorial defense units, or in the old way - fighter units, throughout the country - to help the Army and law enforcement forces, primarily in carrying out counter-terrorism measures. , in resolving issues of civil defense, military training of citizens.


https://t.me/Slavyangrad/23972

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:54 utc | 427

Down South

Glad to see your posts, my shout at the bar for all the stayers today.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 7 2022 5:56 utc | 428

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 7 2022 5:56 utc | 424

All good.

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 6:09 utc | 429

TextThanks for your post. I don't feel so crazy after all...

Posted by: Scorpion | Dec 7 2022 0:30 utc | 303

You aren't crazy, most of the conflicts in the last two centuries have been managed by supranational entities. Economist Antony C. Sutton, once a researcher at Stanford's Hoover Institution, wrote several books based on the documentation he found in the institute's archives demonstrating that the global establishment funded and armed both sides in all the important 20th century conflicts.

Posted by: Drifter | Dec 7 2022 6:13 utc | 430

Also found it interesting after the drone attack at the airbase deep inside Russia articles like this coming out as well ... US secretly altered Himars rockets it gave Ukraine so they couldn't be fired into Russia
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/12/05/us-secretly-altered-himars-rockets-gave-ukraine-couldnt-fired/

The endless disinformation, manipulations and plausible deniability is off the scale of late. What comes next I wonder.

Posted by: SeanAU | Dec 7 2022 6:14 utc | 431

@ dust #410 with the follow on...thanks

Most of my neuromodulation healing came from one therapy called QEEG and a link about it follows:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J184v10n04_05
It is technical but much better than my crude web site description about the therapy. QEEG is also being used by athletes, artists, business leaders, etc. to optimize their mental performance and eliminate "noise/network dysregulation" from past trauma.


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@ Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:34 utc | 406 with the reported claim of 500- 800 killed and wounded per day.

One has to ask how long of a period that rate of deaths/wounded covers....sad.

Thanks for your Ukraine reporting

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 7 2022 6:19 utc | 432

Hopefully the rowdies and drunks leave soon.
This bar is way better without them.
Alternatively braying, throwing up, and apologizing,
Really jacks up the entire flow here.

Posted by: Theodore Roosevelt | Dec 7 2022 6:21 utc | 433

He was a child playmate of Ghislaine Maxwell , as was Ex Brit - PM Bojo Johnson.
Posted by: Brother Ma | Dec 6 2022 14:45 utc | 27

Seriously??? What is your evidence of that?

Posted by: Opport Knocks | Dec 6 2022 15:06 utc | 37

Google it. It's common knowledge. Toni, with a little heart over the I, Blinken's half sister is Lisa Pisar, daughter of Ghislaine's fathers attorney. The Pisar sisters are all over Israeli intelligence selling the spy sofware. Look it up. There is much, much more to the story.

Also, Larry's page moved to Wordpress. If you use a blog reader it's still there on the new server.

Posted by: Bones | Dec 7 2022 6:24 utc | 434

@ uncle tungsten | Dec 7 2022 4:39 utc | 394

Another excellent link. 22 Minutes, succinct, concise & direct, no waffling. As one would expect from an experienced briefer.

Highly recommended.

Thank you Scott, have been stating essentially precisely the same points going back very very many weeks. Validating. Ohh-Rah!

@ Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:40 utc | 413 & Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:53 utc | 420

Yet further validating corroboration re AFU ceased to exist months ago as a combat capable & effective Army/Formations capable of high-intensity combined arms maneuver warfare ...

@ Melaleuca

Still have doubts re scratch lowball Theater AFU casualty MIA/WIA calcs & analysis ? Also, see: Down South | Dec 7 2022 5:38 utc | 412

&

Taiwan more important than Ukraine – US senator

Washington should prioritize arms deliveries to Taipei over Kiev, Josh Hawley has written to the Biden administration

US Republican Senator Josh Hawley has called on the State Department to rush weapons to Taiwan instead of Ukraine, arguing that the island is “more important for US national interests.” Hawley has also previously suggested that Washington's aid money for Kiev would be better spent at home.

...

Posted by: Outraged | Dec 7 2022 6:27 utc | 435

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 7 2022 6:19 utc | 428

No problem.

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 6:27 utc | 436

uncle tungsten | Dec 7 2022 5:53 utc | 421
Between drunken stupors I watch this western world with wonderment.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Dec 7 2022 6:27 utc | 437

What's going on at Larry Johnson's website (sonar21.com)? Getting an "exceeded bandwidth message? DDoS attack?

Posted by: Dreadnought | Dec 7 2022 6:28 utc | 438

Down South #416

I share the anger with those in Donetsk. The return fire delay is a major hurdle to be overcome. In artillery and missile warfare the imperative is to identify the launch site and call in retaliation asap. This is certainly easier with the high order of drone reconnaissance yet it sucks to hear of delays that enable a hasty reposition.

IMO drones need to act in quads. One identifier, three kamikaze designed to snuff the operators pronto and then call in a big drone to snuff the hardware. Expensive yes but its a form of blitzkrieg that seriously deters the aggressor.

The recent Uke drone attack deep into Russia indicates that Donetsk will not be spared until the Ukraine Poland border is reached.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 7 2022 6:30 utc | 439

@ 399

sorry i wasn't paying attention obviously when this 'news' was repeated for context with the Russian attack. It happened in March

In the days after the crash Croatian government and military sources claimed the drone was carrying a bomb, while independent experts claimed it was a reconnaissance model used in aerial recording. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said five days after the crash that the drone wasn't armed.

The Ukrainian and Russian governments denied that the drone was fired from any areas they control and accused each other of launching it.
https://www.rferl.org/a/zagreb-drone-explosives-russia-ukraine/31802023.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Zagreb_Tu-141_crash

A statement issued by Croatia's government said the "pilotless military aircraft" crashed seven minutes after entering Croatia's airspace from neighbouring Hungary at a speed of 700 kilometres per hour and an altitude of 1,300 metres.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-12/drone-likely-flying-from-ukraine-war-zone-crashes-in-croatia/100904952

Is this what hit in Russia, or is it as Mela. suggests an Israeli one, or another? I'll wait n see.

Posted by: SeanAU | Dec 7 2022 6:34 utc | 440

Hack you've become insufferable again. I suggest a leave of absence until you can comport yourself with polite behavior to those who attempt to express gratitude and appreciation for your comments. You take yourself way too fucking seriously. And this is said as someone with whom you have agreed in the past (albeit under a previous nick, which was for some mysterious reason banned).

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Dec 7 2022 7:25 utc | 441

But it's worse - seemingly karlof1 and bevin are serial offenders also!
As a 20 somthing I know once said "fucking old people!"
But at least james and juliania are up to speed and if your online bio is to be believed, you are no spring chicken either Mr RSH!
(now someone will complain about commenters who repeatedly end their sentences with ! (time to get my Caps Lock on?)

Posted by: tucenz | Dec 7 2022 5:51 utc | 419

I'd rather scroll entire threads of 500 comments to find the writing of karlof1 and bevin (and psychohistorian and a few others) over about 95% of the dreck spouted by some of the other regulars, drive by losers and trolls like Zanon.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Dec 7 2022 7:27 utc | 442

The trolls are quite interesting. Quite professional in their approach.

Fascinating. Not the trolls so much but just how many fall for their tactics. They are good though.

Posted by: Klaatu | Dec 7 2022 1:25 utc | 329

Here we do agree, thanks.
I'd add 'sad' to your 'fascinating'. People gotta be more aware.

Posted by: waynorinorway | Dec 7 2022 7:28 utc | 443

Perhaps this interview might enlarge our understanding of Blinken and his association with Ghislane Maxwell.

Rogue News & Canadian Patriot interview Whitney Webb: One Nation Under Blackmail explored.

Dec 7, 2022
In this special episode of Rogue News, CJ and Matt Ehret interview Whitney Webb on her One Nation Under Blackmail two volume series. If you ever wondered "could organized crime, intelligence organizations, banking, pedophilia networks, drug running, and terrorist financing be connected?" Then don't wait any longer for an answer. Watch this interview and then read Whitney's new books!

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Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 7 2022 7:42 utc | 444

waynorinorway #440

The trolls are quite interesting. Quite professional in their approach.

Fascinating. Not the trolls so much but just how many fall for their tactics. They are good though.

Posted by: Klaatu | Dec 7 2022 1:25 utc | 329

Here we do agree, thanks.
I'd add 'sad' to your 'fascinating'. People gotta be more aware.

Ditto. They went home well fed.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 7 2022 7:45 utc | 445

Posted by: tucenz | Dec 7 2022 5:51 utc | 419

Yes, cut and paste is so difficult for some people, apparently. As is clarity, rationality and a variety of other characteristics.

As for the exclamation remark, it probably indicates you used to write for comic books, since that's the convention there (or used to be). :-) Cheers.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | Dec 7 2022 8:15 utc | 446

Posted by: Fnord73 | Dec 7 2022 0:03 utc | 291

such a primitive liar

from 28.02.2022
ukraine released prisoners

Posted by: ghiwen | Dec 7 2022 8:21 utc | 447

re: Tom_Q_Collins | Dec 7 2022 7:27 utc | 439
be that as it may, all the names I mentioned were written because I value their contributions and I held up james and juliania as "elderly exemplars" as is RSH and I'm not young either. Good to see Peter AU1 doesn't see it as too anal. Which reminds of a schoolboy summary of a WW2 cirumstance you relayed the other day "Paulus really got it up the arse in "Operation Uranus". Sorry Peter I'm sure the stick /schtick will continue!

Posted by: tucenz | Dec 7 2022 8:23 utc | 448

Posted by: tucenz | Dec 7 2022 8:23 utc | 446

Doesn't ring a bell, so it wouldn't surprise me if a bodysnatcher used my handle again while I was away on vacay. FWIW I haven't commented before today since about a week ago.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Dec 7 2022 8:25 utc | 449

🇷🇺 Finally, a sane explanation has appeared on the network as to why Strategic Aviation aircraft are in the open.

“There are several factors:
1) Departure speed. If the aircraft is in the hangar, then the deployment speed is three times slower. That can play a strong role in a sharp aggravation of the conflict. Plus, in the hangar of a strategic bomber, you won't turn on the engine. It will have to be pulled out by heavy tugboats.

2) The size of the hangar must be very large. Because an airplane is a gigantic thing that requires an appropriate garage, which is extremely costly in finance. Under a large hangar area, you cannot make a roof that will be at least somewhat effective protection. If a UAV hits it, the roof will collapse and the consequences can be even worse.

3) Hangars must be removed from the runway, otherwise it will be inconvenient and dangerous to maneuver. We need large areas of the airfield. This, again, is damage in terms of takeoff speed.

By the way, American strategic bombers are also in the open air.”

However, this does not change the factor that in this case it was necessary to calculate all the risks long ago and strengthen the safety of such airfields. After all, the Americans do not have a war with the Mexicans at hand, who can launch any crap from a catapult and damage expensive and essential equipment.


https://t.me/intelslava/42460

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 8:28 utc | 450

Mass arrests in Germany against a group plotting a coup

☠️🤚CITIZENS OF THE REICH: Or Reichsbürger is the movement German prosecutor's office claim was preparing to STORM the Bundestag - German Parliament with an ARMED group, OVERTHROW the German regime and establish an interim military government, after already establishing talks with a "number of countries" - Berlin rules out Russian officials supported the coup plotters.

Reichsburger group believes the 1937 borders of the German Reich are still valid and modern-day Germany is an administrative construct still occupied by western powers.


https://t.me/IntelRepublic/9924

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 8:32 utc | 451

⚡️🇷🇺🇺🇦💡 @Rybar's Analysis: Consequences of Systematic Russian Strikes on Ukraine's Energy System by the End of 6 Dec 2022⚡️

🔎 Rybar's team continues to analyse the consequences of the systematic fire attacks on Ukraine's energy system.

Yesterday's strikes, see here the 👉 Complete Report, hit #Lvov, #Vinnitsa, #Odessa, #Kiev, #Cherkassy, #Sumy, #Dnipropetrovsk and #Kharkov regions. But other regions also suffered: they were affected by overloads and blackouts.

▪️ The worst situation remains in #Kiev, #Sumy and #Odessa oblasts.

Up to half of consumers are without power supply, while the rest are supplied at limited intervals. But due to the state of the networks, outage schedules are hardly respected. Emergency outages due to network and equipment overloads occur very often.

▪️ Yesterday, we assumed that autotransformers were being hit again and it is unlikely that substations will suffer critical damage.

Today we can state that this assumption turned out to be correct: by the morning, power supply had already been restored in part of #Odessa's districts and critical infrastructure facilities. The remaining operational autotransformers continue to transmit electricity to 110 kV networks.

▪️ Despite the information vacuum around #Kiev, the main blow seems to have hit #Kiev rather than #Odessa.

Despite the developed network of substations and the presence of several thermal power plant sand the #Kiev hydroelectric power plant, the situation with electricity supply in the city and the region has failed to stabilise. Apparently, the cumulative effect of previous strikes on the capital's energy infrastructure is taking its toll.

▪️ The #Sumy region has virtually no generation of its own (with the exception of the low-power #Sumy thermal power plant): the region is very dependent on electricity supplies from the centre and the west of the country.

Therefore, when powerful strikes hit Sumy 330 and Sumy North 330 substation, practically the entire region is left without electricity. Something can be transferred through the 110 kV networks, but their capacity cannot compensate for the loss of 330 kV transmission.

🩸 Despite alarmist reports from Ukraine of almost eighty missiles being fired, yesterday's strike was neither the most massive nor the most destructive. Due to the competent work of the Ukrainian power engineers, the consequences were mitigated, but by no means completely negated.

Whereas only a month ago the Ukrainian energy system was comfortably holding on to scheduled customer outages, now things are not so rosy. Throughout the country, outages are emergency and unpredictable. Full operation of industry and transport in such conditions is difficult, though still possible.


https://t.me/sitreports/1779

Posted by: Down South | Dec 7 2022 8:35 utc | 452

Down South #449

Reichsburger group believes the 1937 borders of the German Reich are still valid and modern-day Germany is an administrative construct still occupied by western powers.


I guess they are close to the money on the last point. They sure aren't occupied by the ruling oligarchy unless they all intend to disembark to USA.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 7 2022 8:39 utc | 453

@ Down South | Dec 7 2022 8:32 utc | 449

Yep - the Reichsbürger are making headlines. BUT: Supposedly a group of roughly 50 people tried to topple the government. 25 were arrested:

https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/razzia-in-reichsbuergerszene-25-festnahmen-18516202.html

This government is just trying to quell any opposition and trying to distract from their failure domestic and abroad.

Posted by: Goingo | Dec 7 2022 8:48 utc | 454

re: Down South | Dec 7 2022 8:28 utc | 448

The only observation regarding bomber protection I make is that Russia has been reasonably successful at protecting her planes in Syria.

It seems to me, that a Ukrainian attack on a Russian airbase is no crime given that the two countries are effectively at war. I say that as someone who believes Russia's reasons for intervention in the Borderlands and as someone who readily expesses my admiration for the accomplishments and stunning competence of the Russian military in the last 10 or more years.

Posted by: tucenz | Dec 7 2022 9:00 utc | 455

https://www.energyintel.com/00000184-e413-d547-ad95-ffff44700000

Dec 5th summary of the backdrop, current position and assumed future of US Strategic Petroleum Reserve levels.

SPR inventories stood at 387 million bbl as of Dec. 2, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE) — 35% lower than at the start of year. Although the record low has captured headlines and claims of dangerously low strategic stocks, US inventories remain well above coverage guidelines dictated by the International Energy Agency thanks to the US’ rise as a domestic producing powerhouse. ...

Russia and Ukraine are “still at war, but the prices are not at $120/bbl,” Hochstein said. Indeed, oil prices fell on Monday due to persistent macroeconomic concerns, with WTI closing below $77/bbl — some $5-$10 above the level the US was considering for buying oil to replenish the SPR. ...

Crucially, average US retail prices for regular gasoline had fallen to around $3.60 per gallon by late November, down from close to $5/gallon in June. The Biden Administration prefers a price below $3/gallon. ...

The Biden administration says it will buy back oil at $67-$72/bbl, although there’s so far nothing automatic about the buyback process. ...

Assuming this assessment is correct, it looks like it’ll require a further OPEC production cut and/or G7 price cap turmoil to push oil & US gas prices to levels with significant political implications for US supporter of their proxy war.

Posted by: anon2020 | Dec 7 2022 10:57 utc | 456

On today's "clobber list".

Two Himars launchers and 70 rockets destroyed at the ArcelorMittal steelworks in Krivoy rog. Two AN-TPQ-50 artillery radars destroyed. One S-300 radar. Two 2S-1 self propelled artillery.

Posted by: unimperator | Dec 7 2022 11:01 utc | 457


Peter AU1 | Dec 7 2022 1:00 utc | 313

Canada is nothing like Oz.

It's cold AF. That effects your mind. In a good way for some, not so good for others.

And they speak French with a Canadian accent which is hilarious.

Posted by: Klaatu | Dec 7 2022 1:07 utc | 320

Peter AU1 | Dec 7 2022 1:00 utc | 313
Canada.
If we haven’t been spared the U$ proboscis/tentacle seeking resources and control….. Canada is astonishing that it has as much “agency” and independence as it does.
It could be a Mexico or Haiti or Puerto Rico ….

Posted by: Melaleuca | Dec 7 2022 1:08 utc | 321

Canada is a wonderful Narnia-like place filled with A LOT of decent, very patient and very diverse people.
Truckers movement appears very grass-root and genuine to me.
Wait and see...

Posted by: Greg Galloway | Dec 7 2022 11:17 utc | 458

In looking at how aggressively the US Federal Reserve has pursued its inflation fight, you wonder to what extent is this effort designed to crush the price of oil and in the process drastically reduce Russia's oil revenue and its ability to conduct the SMO. I noticed this morning that the price of West Texas Intermediate crude has dropped to $73.56 a barrel, a new recent low and far below the $120 a barrel peak that it reached back in February. And we haven't even entered the recession yet that economists are predicting for next year. It would seem more demand destruction and price declines lie ahead. Could crude eventually fall back to $20 a barrel like it did in Feb. 2020? And what effect would that have on the SMO?

Posted by: Kellen Cramer | Dec 7 2022 11:28 utc | 459

Sun Tzu, in 'The Art of War' says that the best strategy is to avoid war, but if we must fight then 'Victory should be swift'. 'Sieges exhaust strength, Protracted campaigns strain the public treasury'.
Putin tried very hard to avoid war, but in the end is forced to fight. It puzzles many, why Russia has not gone in for a swift victory. They could simply bomb Ukraine into the dark ages; use thermobaric bombs in the field to destroy Ukie army; eliminate all long range artillery. Why Russia has not done this, and lets Ukraine bomb Donetsk even after 10 months of battle, is really strange. Common sense tells us that a wounded animal is more dangerous than before. Ukraine has managed to survive, understand Russian tactics and find solutions to them; somehow they keep fighting even when they have no power or fuel. Just destroy the country completely and then see what the US/NATO will do.
Yes, Putin may be playing a long, strategic game; conserving strength to fight NATO+USA. But the longer he gives them to prepare, the stronger they become. NATO/USA have now realised that they need to build up their arms production, to improve the effectiveness of weapons used, catch up with developing new weapons like hypersonics, etc. Why give them time to accomplish these things?

Posted by: KenKam | Dec 7 2022 11:31 utc | 460

Yeah, reckon the recent 1M/barrel/day + 1M/barrel/day production cut at start Nov by OPEC+ is coming due for another 1M/barrel/day cut soonish(sic) ... maintain above $80/barrel floor & sustain pressure on US strategic oil reserve ...

Posted by: Outraged | Dec 7 2022 11:39 utc | 461

@ KenKam | Dec 7 2022 11:31 utc | 460

Which side is demonstrably suffering in multiple domains from prolonging the conflict ? It ain't RF.

Posted by: Outraged | Dec 7 2022 11:42 utc | 462

Posted by: Kellen Cramer | Dec 7 2022 11:28 utc | 459

The EU-rope is destroying its own export industries, from chemicals, to cars, to agriculture, to mining, in an effort to reduce oil demand and that way reduce Russian revenues. That seems to be working, but whether it's a good idea is another question.

Another reason is - if the glut in the Black Sea are true due to the insurance debacle, oil is piling up in terminals with no one to sell right now. But that also means that oil is not reaching western refineries, and there could be fuel shortages coming up quickly.

Posted by: unimperator | Dec 7 2022 11:47 utc | 463

the global establishment funded and armed both sides in all the important 20th century conflicts.

Posted by: Drifter | Dec 7 2022 6:13 utc | 430

Am aware and read much of Sutton years ago (now largely forgotten). But even knowing that in abstract it's hard to compute. The structure of governments media, business, family farms etc is convincing. Human nature is biased towards kindness, assuming some sort of positive motivation, that those who offer to represent us, for example intend to do so. Cognitive dissonance is no welcome bedfellow.

Most today critical of how things are convincingly argue that stupidity is to blame which still assumes good intention. This feeble-mindedness on our parts enables the sociopathic element to prey, feed upon and thrive. Many even admire and praise them and are offended or outraged if they are criticized let alone displaced hounding them out of their virtual neighborhoods and work places. Meanwhile convenient Us versus Them narratives continue their nervous obfuscatory twitterfesting and so it goes.

In the words of an old bard:

"A Hard Rain's a-gonna fall!"

Posted by: Scorpion | Dec 7 2022 12:03 utc | 464

Why bother attempting to parse the words of a swamp creature, which Blinky Blinken surely is.

They are "not agreement capable", so divining meaning from their mutterings is an exercise in pointlessness.

The Borg will not stop until Putin is overthrown, Russia is splintered into multiple mini-states, and the resources of all of them are ripe for the plunder of the west.

Or until their inflexibility brings about the collapse of that self-same west.

Whichever is first.

But it is beyond pointless to parse his words to detect some backsliding.

He is Borg, and the Borg have no reverse gear.

Crash through or crash. Those are the only two possible outcomes, and "backsliding" is nowhere to be found under either.

Posted by: Yeah, Right | Dec 7 2022 12:04 utc | 465

The recent Uke drone attack deep into Russia indicates that Donetsk will not be spared until the Ukraine Poland border is reached.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 7 2022 6:30 utc | 439

Surely there are no longer civilians living around those Ukie bunker complexes shelling Donetsk? I don't get why they don't just bunker-bust or thermobaric them to instant oblivion.

Posted by: Scorpion | Dec 7 2022 12:09 utc | 466

Why give them time to accomplish these things?

Posted by: KenKam | Dec 7 2022 11:31 utc | 460

Leaving aside the seeming inability to stop the shelling into Donetsk, time is on RF side if things well managed.

To date most of the combat and casualties have been born by Donbass militia who were reaching end of their tether by time of referenda. Most of the expenditure has been artillery ordinance made long ago.

Meanwhile RF has been spearheading a long planned geopolitical blitzkrieg out flanking maneuver somewhat breathtaking in scope. Such dominoes take time to fall into place in the desired sequence.

The geopolitical end is the principal aim for which the Ukraine kinetics provide both justification and cover. For along with building more Eurasian + alliances must also come the collapsing Reset of the West which also takes time, possibly a few more years until a sudden tipping point tumbles us all into the awaiting abyss.

This is not a true war, at least not yet. It is indeed only a 'special military operation.'

I pity the young ones in Ukraine bleeding out every day for something so unnecessary if only our collective polities were less beholden to lower gods.

Posted by: Scorpion | Dec 7 2022 12:36 utc | 467

When isn‘t Moscow Shock & Aweing Kiev ?

Because this is only the top of the 1st inning of what’s likely to be a very long global war. Kiev is but a sideshow.

De-dollarization is the main event.

Posted by: Exile | Dec 7 2022 12:51 utc | 468

This article from the Atlantic is truly scary, they are openly advocating the end of humanity, as a good thing. Just how unhuman are these people?
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2023/01/anthropocene-anti-humanism-transhumanism-apocalypse-predictions/672230/?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB

Posted by: garrett | Dec 7 2022 12:53 utc | 469

The EU-rope is destroying its own export industries, from chemicals, to cars, to agriculture, to mining, in an effort to reduce oil demand and that way reduce Russian revenues. That seems to be working, but whether it's a good idea is another question.

Question is when does an addicted gambler decide to quit ?

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Dec 7 2022 12:56 utc | 470

De-dollarization is the main event.
Posted by: Exile | Dec 7 2022 12:51 utc | 468

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Pretty sure the main event comes after de-dollarization.

Posted by: too scents | Dec 7 2022 12:58 utc | 471

Posted by: garrett | Dec 7 2022 12:53 utc | 469

Off-topic. In any event, Transhumanists are diametrically opposed to anti-humanists - although some, mainly me, despise humans as they are. But even they get things wrong. The answer is not AI, but applying the technology of AI to human brains, thus making us super-intelligence. And "mind uploading" is idiotic - you don't achieve immortality that way, you just make a copy of yourself which then is as mortal as before. So even Tranhumanists don't always think their concepts through. In other words, not everyone labeling themselves as Transhumanist necessarily have a clue.

If you're interested in this stuff, subscribe to my Substack which will probably address some of these issues in future posts.

But this is off-topic completely, so let's drop it here.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | Dec 7 2022 13:20 utc | 472

@ Peter et al

Sorry, too many beers, not enough friends IRL.

Posted by: Marc | Dec 7 2022 13:36 utc | 473

My mental health could sure as hell use some help so will check out neuromodulation. Anyways good karma to you, you’ve earned it.

Posted by: dust

Why not do active meditation, as advised by et, theyfly.com. Well written up by US psychologist R Winters in his mind blowing The Pleiadin Mission.. or in his free vid tapes.. I think it was tape 8. 15mins daily will slowly get you into a calm, permanent Alpha state of 8-11cps. According to et, 24million years ahead of us in consciousness, 'mind clutter' is caused by the conscious and subconscious, out of control(!) exchanging over a million data fragments a second. In a calm state, the mind is neutral. Any thoughts that then come in are the answer to an outstanding problem or Q. I bin doing this for 30 years..

Posted by: Thomas Turk | Dec 7 2022 13:41 utc | 474

This article from the Atlantic is truly scary, they are openly advocating the end of humanity, as a good thing. Just how unhuman are these people?

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2023/01/anthropocene-anti-humanism-transhumanism-apocalypse-predictions/672230/?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB

Posted by: garrett | Dec 7 2022 12:53 utc | 469

As long as they start with themselves, I'm OK with it.

Posted by: Bemildred | Dec 7 2022 13:47 utc | 475

Europe is on auto-destruct, not because of the to-do in Ukraine, but because of their mindless pursuit of net zero carbon emissions and so-called sustainable energy sources such as wind and sun...

Posted by: El Oso de Los Llanos | Dec 7 2022 14:07 utc | 476

Surely there are no longer civilians living around those Ukie bunker complexes shelling Donetsk? I don't get why they don't just bunker-bust or thermobaric them to instant oblivion.
Posted by: Scorpion | Dec 7 2022 12:09 utc | 466

To me it seems they can't find the terrorists, they shoot himars or whatever they have at the middle of a city and run. Russian drone surveillance is bad, they can't fly to bomb them properly and satellites seem to be too few or shit. There is no army to attack either. All they have is used for defense and even that is relatively bad. Only the same small groups liberating some villages occasionally. It seems the contract soldiers ran as fast as possible after end of 6 months. Can't blame them, no one wants to be cannon fodder for idiot generals with no strategy. And the regular army is probably amateur level and will die in large numbers if they're sent. So the politicians can't send them, it'll be bad for them. Much easier to let civilians die than lose a yacht.
Looking at the airfield attacks there is no army inside Russia either, only incompetents like Baldie. The propaganda likes to play the meat grinder theory which isn't true and nothing will change even if all Ukr soldiers are dead as long as the nato puppet government still controls the country. So prepare for lots of terrorism inside Russia, there is no one there capable of preventing it.
Germany publicly supports terrorism. They told Ukr today that they must attack inside Russia, everywhere.

Posted by: rk | Dec 7 2022 14:09 utc | 477

@ Anthony | Dec 7 2022 14:26 utc | 477

I'd like to know what happened to the most 'recent' previous incarnation of scorpion. 'Cause if there's a ransom demand, won't be any takers. The difference between current & most 'recent' previous is akin to oil vs water ...

Posted by: Outraged | Dec 7 2022 14:37 utc | 478

El Oso de Los Llanos 475; mindless pursuit of net zero carbon emissions

In Europe, it is mostly cold in winter when there is no wind.

In Europe, it is mostly cold in winter when it is dark.

In Europe, guess what, in winter we have cold windless dark evenings.

Every windmill needs gas power station backup and in Europe, in winter, there is no longer enough gas.

Obviously, in Europe the plan is to impose wind generation and PV on member states, with gas backup even if they do not need it.

Ideal therefore for cold dark winter nights, aka time of peak demand.

This really is the plan.

Posted by: Lapin | Dec 7 2022 14:50 utc | 479


Sorry, too many beers, not enough friends IRL.
Posted by: Marc | Dec 7 2022 13:36 utc | 472

dont feel bad...i had two bottles of red n a bit more

just feelin ruf.

ofcorse they say best cure is more....

hmmmm

Posted by: harryash | Dec 7 2022 15:05 utc | 480

Pretty sure the main event comes after de-dollarization.

Posted by: too scents | Dec 7 2022 12:58 utc | 471

Well said !

Posted by: Exile | Dec 7 2022 15:07 utc | 481

Whitney Webb
Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 7 2022 7:42 utc | 444

Perhaps this interview might enlarge our understanding of Blinken and his association with Ghislane Maxwell.

Rogue News & Canadian Patriot interview Whitney Webb: One Nation Under Blackmail explored.

Dec 7, 2022
In this special episode of Rogue News, CJ and Matt Ehret interview Whitney Webb on her One Nation Under Blackmail two volume series. If you ever wondered "could organized crime, intelligence organizations, banking, pedophilia networks, drug running, and terrorist financing be connected?" Then don't wait any longer for an answer. Watch this interview and then read Whitney's new books!

Buy Whitney's books here: https://www.trineday.com/

I bought Whitney Webb's two books, read the first one and am early into the second. They are loaded and footnoted like I've never seen. The books are more like a reference manual of the criminal power networks on planet earth, dating back to 1920s. She explains basic elements of the underworld such as blackmail--"I know your secret and therefore I can control you"-- Books are hard to read because she throws out so many names of people, tells a bit of how they are connected, then moves on fast to more names. overwhelming but beyond impressive. Webb does not dig into Ukraine and admits she doesn't know a lot of details but basically ascribes to the belief that Ukraine is a U.S./U.K imperial project grooming Ukraines to nazify and destroy Russia while they themselves are destroyed. Webb is a self described anarchist and not a fan of Russia and China but her focus is on the U.S./U.K. as the great evil. Her youtube interviews help me understand her books.

Posted by: migueljose | Dec 7 2022 15:07 utc | 482

gettin cold here...

bought a grow-tent to sleep in....
helps the home-made brew as well

women....well too expensive at Xmas...dumpem quick
next easter will do.

Posted by: harryash | Dec 7 2022 15:10 utc | 483

Posted by: Bemildred | Dec 7 2022 13:47 utc | 474

You have not worked it out yet !

"Vaccines" ie gene therapy using mRNA could never get through the field testing and had always been a disaster with animals dying - so they created a panic to roll over the regulations..........forever !

Gene Therapy is part of the New Eugenics Program. - Rockefeller Foundation was behind Eugenics and WHO is modelled on Rockefeller Health Division - and Kissinger was funded by Rockefellers and he sponsored Klaus Schwab

Schwab had a gay sidekick called Harari who is bizarre but like many gays depend on drug usage.......that is the next Big Pharma kick

BTW - Gates father was into Planned Parenthood/Eugenics - most Us abortion clinics are near Black areas

So Big Pharma sponsors Trans Agenda to sell subscription drugs to candidates..........funding comes from the Pritzker Trans Freak - Pritzkers were book-keepers for Mafia during Prohibition and built Hyatt chain on proceeds

Pritzkers had a bag man in Chicago to help them zone Blacks out of neighbourhoods they wanted to develop - he was Barrack Obama

Anyway - Big Pharma is selling Drugs as the means to play God and re-model humanity

The goal that appeals to Gates is programmable people. - ie your Identity depends on decanting an "essence" into a mechanical bio mechanism

If you want to see an application just watch Amazon series "The Peripheral"
For some arcane reason this is almost the essence of what they loons are attempting.

Next stage is the Immortality Yearning of Gates and his like

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Dec 7 2022 15:15 utc | 484

@ Lex | Dec 6 2022 23:17 utc | 269
The Kremlin clearly wanted a short, sharp conflict with a negotiated settlement
What's the evidence of that claim?

Posted by: Don Bacon | Dec 6 2022 23:49 utc | 288

The way they went about it with the pinning moves, the small force and the willingness to negotiate in Istanbul complete with a withdrawal from Kiev to signal good intentions. Russia definitely wanted to secure strategic objectives. Particularly recapture of the Azov coast, the Crimean land bridge and irrigation water supplies to Crimea. But I think it's hard to argue that Phase I was a long planned operation to conquer Ukraine. Moreover, by all appearances the action worked until Johnson showed up in Kiev and spiked the "deal" (it was probably just a framework at that point). While there were a lot of Russian troops on the border in February, they do not appear to have been mobilized for a significant conflict. Think of the US buildup to Iraq. It took months and we all watched. The same thing has been happening in Ukraine/Russia from the Russian side for months except within the context of active hostilities. Lots of people criticize how long Putin waited for mobilization, another indication that the original plan was to be fairly short and sharp.

It's not a criticism of the Kremlin. It does look like a good plan and one that almost worked.

Posted by: Lex | Dec 7 2022 15:24 utc | 485

the clot-shot...

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Dec 7 2022 15:15 utc | 484

well if you were dumb enough to take it...see u on the other side.

families are heavily split onit.

generally...the desperate housewives brigade and the football lunies

have cued up to the blue nightingales and white-coats.

buy funeral home shares...n start sellin unvaccinated sperm.

Posted by: harryash | Dec 7 2022 15:25 utc | 486

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Dec 7 2022 15:15 utc | 484

> - Pritzkers were book-keepers for Mafia during Prohibition and
> built Hyatt chain on proceeds

A brilliant way to keep an eye on where the dumb Wops were hiding their money .... and then snitch on them (but keep the loot).

> Pritzkers had a bag man in Chicago to help them zone Blacks out
> of neighbourhoods they wanted to develop - he was Barrack Obama

Their bag man got a nice house right across from a synagogue. I'm guessing they wanted to keep their bag man close to themselves, making it easier to monitor him.

Pop into Google and enjoy using the Street View option in Maps.
"5046 s. greenwood ave. chicago il 60615"

https://lucidrealty.com/barack-obamas-house/

"The Obamas got their home for $1.65 MM compared to a listing price of $1.95 MM. From the public release of the Obama’s tax return for 2007 we know that they deducted $58K of mortgage interest. So I assume they put a fair amount down on the purchase. The CCRD site has no record of this transaction. Perhaps it wasn’t recorded or some legal maneuver was used to avoid the public record. I do know that the transaction was done through a trust to maintain Obama’s privacy. So much for that idea."

Where did he get that money ??

Posted by: Tom_12 | Dec 7 2022 15:37 utc | 487

Why would anyone believe what comes out of the mouth of klown Blinkers??? Dude changes his tune on a werkly basis. His words dont mean a damn thing.

Posted by: Comandante | Dec 7 2022 15:43 utc | 488

General Austin, Secretary of Defense:
“Putin’s war is not the result of NATO expansion,” he said. “It is the cause of NATO expansion.”. .here
There's no cure for stupid, but there should be a penalty for lying.

Posted by: Don Bacon | Dec 7 2022 15:44 utc | 489

@Comandante | Dec 7 2022 15:43 utc | 488
Why would anyone believe what comes out of the mouth of klown Blinkers?
It doesn't matter, Blinken's job description encompasses diplomacy not military action.

Posted by: Don Bacon | Dec 7 2022 15:46 utc | 491

Re: Post by: uncle tungsten @ 444
Thank you very much for the recommendation of the books by Whitney Alyce Webb. My local library has a copy of vol. 1. They have apparently ordered additional copies due to demand.
(PS I decided not to use the name Uncle Vanadium because it may cause confusion)

Posted by: Quid Me Vexare | Dec 7 2022 15:48 utc | 492

they had in John Foster at State and his brother, Allen at CIA

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Dec 6 2022 15:50 utc | 55

Allen Dulles supervised the 'ratlines' that saved many a Nazi higher-up from Nuremberg and set them up in a nice warm US home and cushy job - starting with Reinhard Gehlen.

Posted by: Gene Poole | Dec 7 2022 15:49 utc | 493

TIME's 2022 Person of the Year: Volodymyr Zelensky and the spirit of Ukraine . . .here

Posted by: Don Bacon | Dec 7 2022 16:07 utc | 494

@ 493 (Gene Poole)

Yes, the amount of NhatZees that skated after the second world war is quite staggering.

They appear to be trying to make some sort of half baked comeback as we speak.

It's quite depressing.

I'd say that once was more than enough for these death worshipping freaks (of course I mean other people's deaths, not theirs).

Posted by: Bob Jenkins | Dec 7 2022 16:12 utc | 495

Posted by: Ross | Dec 7 2022 3:05 utc | 366

Ross, I think you nailed it with your butcher story and that is exactly what Blinken was doing. And the reason for the switch is to pivot to China. It was interesting when the US Army announced that new helicopter contract, they mentioned a near peer competitor in Asia, or words to that effect. Settle with Russia in a face saving way and then dump on China is what it sounds like to me.

Posted by: morongobill | Dec 7 2022 16:16 utc | 496

The EU idiots who call themselves leaders have at last realised that the 6000+ sanctions placed unfairly upon Russia, possibly at the behest of the USA are doing far more harm to their countries than they are to Russia's, European and American citizens are led by self-serving donkeys, who don't give a toss about their own people.


"The leading countries of the European Union call on Brussels to adjust sanctions against Russia so that they do not interfere with the supply of food and fertilizers, writesFinancial Timeswith reference to the documents.

Criticism of the current restrictions was madeFrance, Germany, Netherlands,Spain, Belgium and Portugal. According to the newspaper, although the European Commission has submitted recommendations for the transportation of Russian grain and fertilizers, the governments of some countries and transport operators consider them not reliable enough to guarantee legal protection. "


https://ria.ru/20221207/sanktsii-1836985071.html

Posted by: Republicofscotland | Dec 7 2022 16:22 utc | 497


I attended the University of Texas at Austin in the late 60's early 70's and one of my campus jobs was in the Biology Dept where the janitor was a Latvian Nazi who was a very strange character and there were many like him in the UT system. I guess they may be able to look forward to Ukrainians in the future.

Posted by: SwissArmyMan | Dec 7 2022 16:23 utc | 498

Yes, the amount of NhatZees that skated after the second world war is quite staggering.

They appear to be trying to make some sort of half baked comeback as we speak.

It's quite depressing.

Posted by: Bob Jenkins | Dec 7 2022 16:12 utc | 496

The story goes that Stalin considered the war a loss despite the official victory.

Understandable when you look at the bigger picture - Europe was divided in two instead of becoming wholly communist, while the USSR was half destroyed and had its demographic spine crushed. Which long-term set up its eventual demise - the long border with the West served as the catalyst for undermining the ideological foundations of the system, while the fact that so many people died primarily in the Eastern European plane unbalanced the Union (Russian-speaking people decreased in proportion and continued to decrease over time, which eroded control over Central Asia).

This view already deviates from the official narrative, but it does preserve the US as winners and the Nazis as losers.

However, given what has happened this year one has to perhaps revisit that conclusion too...

Posted by: Tbx | Dec 7 2022 16:28 utc | 499

Walt Rostow was a professor at UT Austin in the 70's I think. don't know how long he lasted there. He was OSS during world war 2, and he blindly supported nazi sympathizers in South America.

Posted by: pretzelattack | Dec 7 2022 16:33 utc | 500

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