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February 11, 2024

Ukraine Open Thread 2024-045

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"The fate of the Ukraine will be decided in Moscow and Washington"

https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/politik-gesellschaft/erich-vad-im-interview-ueber-das-schicksal-der-ukraine-wird-in-washington-und-moskau-entschieden-li.2185298

Posted by: Apollyon | Feb 11 2024 14:12 utc | 1

Überschallraketen werden nur noch in geringen Mengen hergestellt, diese werden nun aus Nordkorea importiert. an interview on sanctions, now in round 13, and other propaganda shenanigans with an expert from oxford university. in german.

"hypersonic missiles can only be made in small numbers now (thanks to sanctions that only target military blabla), and they are imported from north korea."

its hilarious, but he brings up a nice point in his final statement: the soviet union fell thanks to the war-industry (im not sure how to translate this, when their industry goes into warmode basically, sorry), and this is exactly why russia will face the same fate.

he should ask why the us/eu/nato are now screaming that they have also to increase their military production like russia. arent they now doing exactly the same, and thus facing the same fate as the soviet union? of course this point is omitted as usual.

Posted by: Justpassinby | Feb 11 2024 14:13 utc | 2

Analysis why does Sylenski disappear from the entire leadership?
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Valery Zalushny's resignation from the post of commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces may reflect Kiev's preparations for a peace deal with Moscow and an attempt by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky's government to shift blame. Anatol Lieven, director of the Eurasia program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Government, writes about this in his article for the online magazine Responsible Statecraft. Kiev now realizes that it must change its position towards a compromise with Moscow, but this turn could be painful and difficult for those in power. The expert believes that they would try to blame Saluschny for this. For example, Lieven writes:

"One way to understand the current political turmoil in Kiev is that everyone involved is trying to position themselves so that they can shift the blame for a possible compromise with Russia onto someone else.

The danger for Ukraine, however, is that given the decline in U.S. aid, the increasing benefits to Russia and the tensions reflected in Saluzhny's resignation, Kiev will be left with nothing to negotiate if it takes too long to seek a compromise awaits."
For example :
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Alexander Pavlyuk, who previously served as Ukraine's first deputy defense minister, has been appointed commander of Ukraine's ground forces. This emerges from a decree published on the website of the Ukrainian Presidential Office.

The day before it was reported about Pavlyuk's dismissal from the post of first deputy minister in connection with the transition to another job.

With another decree, Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky dismissed Sergei Nayev from his post of commander of the combined forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and appointed Yuri Sodol as his successor. In addition, Igor Plachuta was appointed commander of Ukrainian territorial defense.

The commander of the airborne troops of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was also replaced. Zelenskiy dismissed Maxim Mirgorodsky, whose post was taken by Igor Skibyuk.

Previously, Chief of General Staff Sergei Shaptala was also dismissed and Anatoly Bargilevich took his place.

Posted by: ossi | Feb 11 2024 14:27 utc | 3

The issue with Ukraine negotiating remains the same: Zelensky won’t survive without the war. Most likely the Ukrainian state won’t survive without the war. And the US is not going to want the reputational damage of backing down. Biden’s most likely path to get out of Ukraine is to just stop funding it and blame that on republicans.

Meanwhile the developing Brusilov type offensive is starting to slowly snowball. The exponential divergence of attrition warfare is also starting to show. Massive reinforcement to Chasov Yar is being reported, but Avdeevka needs massive reinforcement too.

Brusilov’s genius was in developing a solution to the WWI problem of not being able to form a large force for a concentrated breakthrough. By pressuring all across the front, the losses from concentration could be mitigated while spreading the enemy thin. Many WWII red army offensives started the same way, with pressure everywhere and then reinforcing where the German lines broke for deep operations. (I don’t think we’ll see the breakthrough deep operations in Ukraine, rather a snowball gathering mass as it moves towards the Dnieper.)

Posted by: Lex | Feb 11 2024 14:53 utc | 4

Ukraine Weekly Update, 9th February: May be useful to some: https://robcampbell.substack.com/p/ukraine-weekly-update-1ca

Posted by: Dr. Rob Campbell | Feb 11 2024 15:01 utc | 5

" Meanwhile the developing Brusilov type offensive is starting to slowly snowball. The exponential divergence of attrition warfare is also starting to show. Massive reinforcement to Chasov Yar is being reported, but Avdeevka needs massive reinforcement too. "
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And the stupidest general or leader should realize why this is happening!
Withdraw forces from those positions that interest me (in this case Putin) more and that I haven't gotten to yet.
Keyword Odessa, from there almost all the gaps that arise due to the withdrawal of other forces are closed.
For some reason the Ukrainian leadership apparently thinks that Putin will not attack or move forward.
It's only a few kilometers from the front down there to Odessa.
BUT let's wait and see!
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https://liveuamap.com/

Posted by: ossi | Feb 11 2024 15:03 utc | 6

In Germany huge rush on investments into Ukraine has started.
Our company is building a production hall for frozen bakery.
USAAID covers 50% of the investment and financing costs
Which in our case means 5 million euro.
Only reason why our company has selected this route.
Many Many more companies and investors will follow.
Unbelievable what the US is ready to pay

Posted by: Falco | Feb 11 2024 15:12 utc | 7

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frozen bakery will be for the US market and US military bases in Europe.
USAAID guarantees to purchase the products.
furthermore this year mexico took over china since 2002 for the exports to the STATES
This is the US policy, to dump chinese imports or supplies

https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Trade/Mexico-replaces-China-as-top-exporter-to-U.S.-in-2023

Posted by: Falco | Feb 11 2024 15:16 utc | 8

Posted by: Falco | Feb 11 2024 15:12 utc | 7
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Do they also cover damage if a Kinzal hits??

Posted by: ossi | Feb 11 2024 15:38 utc | 9

Obviously Ukraine is toast. The slaughter will continue so as to avoid having the demonratic 'party' shamed prior to the fraud fest to be unleashed in November. It's becoming increasingly clear that Poland is likely to be sacrificed next.
Prepare accordingly.

Posted by: Robert Hope | Feb 11 2024 15:42 utc | 10

Macron postponed a visit to Ukraine for security reasons, Challenges writes

Upon learning about the delay of the trip, Ukrainian diplomats "fell off their chairs," the publication adds.

https://t.me/ZandVchannel/99798

Posted by: Apollyon | Feb 11 2024 15:49 utc | 11

Posted by: Robert Hope | Feb 11 2024 15:42 utc | 10

Finland also, probably.

What has occurred is they have shut down the border on basis of a hoax 'illegal immigration' crisis. Initially the shutdown was from early Dec to early Feb, but has been extended to late April. Not only that, but they have suddenly stopped all communication with Russia or its government for inexplicable reasons (albeit, maybe the reason is obvious to some).

US has signed DCA contracts with both Sweden and Finland which essentially means they have given up territorial claims on certain parts of the land in benefit of the US being able to install or do what it wants. What is ominous is there are no clauses at all, what US can do with that land.

Posted by: unimperator | Feb 11 2024 15:50 utc | 12

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There wont be any kinzhal hits.
Not with this puppies in kremlin.

Posted by: Falco | Feb 11 2024 15:53 utc | 13

@Falco

Verpiss dich.

Posted by: Apollyon | Feb 11 2024 15:58 utc | 14

Croatian newspaper:
What was expected happened, but the consequences may be unexpected. Today Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took a very risky step: he fired the head of the Ukrainian army, Valery Zaluzhny. The move comes just days after Zalužni published an article on CNN in which he actually hints at such a possibility, but still talks about himself from the perspective of a commander who has no intention of leaving (see: Zalužni speaks and invites us to read between the lines).

Why is Zalužni's firing a big deal? Due to the fact that Valery Zaluzhny became a symbol of Ukraine's military survival in these two years of war. Yes, the counteroffensive that was intensively announced last year also failed under him, but it was doomed to failure from the start because its goal was never to break through the Russian lines, but to create the impression that Ukraine was a military power Money and weapons should continue to be sent. Such a counteroffensive as an imperative was hardly created and proposed by the army, that is, by Zalužni himself. The failed Ukrainian counteroffensive was largely a political project hatched by Zelensky and his inner circle, combining the story with the Ukrainian president's appearances in numerous centers in the West to ensure support kept coming.

When the controversial counteroffensive failed in the worst possible way and the Ukrainian army did not regain control of a single occupied city, not even a single large settlement, in its course, the political elite immediately realized that they had to do it quickly find the perpetrator, real or imagined, and pin everything on him so that they could continue their tactic of writing him off, which now largely boils down to attracting foreign money and weapons. The big question is where all these huge funds end up - some certainly on the front lines, but others could be “warehoused” with the aim of creating a new Ukrainian oligarch class that will cloak itself in the cloak of Western alliances, supposed freedoms, etc associated values.

Ukraine's political approach is uncomfortably reminiscent of some even less important European countries, whose authorities have realized that they can govern almost unhindered by combining loyalty to Western power centers with their own domestic discipline, corruption or even revisionist politics. We need look no further than what is currently happening in Croatia regarding the controversial appointment of the Attorney General. The authorities have “solved the puzzle” and concluded that they can do almost anything they want, as long as they leave an impeccably loyal impression in the corridors of Brussels and, if necessary, in Washington.
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https://www.advance.hr/tekst/zelenski-je-ipak-otpustio-zaluznog-analiza-sireg-konteksta-taktika-opstanka-vlasti-kroz-samounistenje-zemlje-upravo-se-prakticira-u-ukrajini-ali-i-sire-u-europi/

Posted by: ossi | Feb 11 2024 16:01 utc | 15

There wont be any kinzhal hits.
Not with this puppies in kremlin.
Posted by: Falco | Feb 11 2024 15:53 utc | 13
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Now you weirdo...
I live and work in Germany!
I'm sorry, I've NEVER heard anything about investing in Ukraine. Except of course the speeches from Economics Minister Habeck...who even gives guarantees for compensation if a Kinzal ever arrives!
BUT...only for defense companies, not for bread rolls!
To the Kremlin:
You are from Germany ??
Then you also know the saying: He who laughs last (...)
or ..Time is currently working for whom...Putin or Sylenski?
I hope I have enough IQ to answer that?

Posted by: ossi | Feb 11 2024 16:06 utc | 16

World of NATO supporters crumbling, they are ready for all out war — French politician

NATO supporters in the media are making increasingly intemperate statements, which go as far as calls for war, after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interview with US journalist Tucker Carlson that was a a real blow to the alliance, Florian Philippot, leader of France’s Patriots party, said.

"Tucker Carlson’s historic interview with Putin is making the entire NATO system infuriated, since it makes people listen to a story that differs from NATO propaganda and which they can’t tolerate!" he wrote on his X page X. "It has made them even more insane and hysterical!"

Philippot attached an excerpt from an interview with Nicolas Tenzer, a professor at Sciences Po University in France, who called for Western interference and strikes on Russian military targets with Western weapons.

"Here’s an academic, an ardent NATO lover, begging last night to ‘strike Russian troops and bases’! Their world is crumbling, they are ready for an all-out war! Due to Carlson’s interview, they got a big punch in the head!" he concluded.

Carlson released his interview with Putin early on February 9. After being posted on the X social network, it exceeded 90 million views over the next 12 hours. In the two hour and six minute interview, the Russian leader took about 60 questions, including a number of follow-up questions from Carlson.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that several dozen requests for interviews with Putin had come from foreign media outlets over the past three to four days."

TASS

Posted by: chop | Feb 11 2024 16:08 utc | 17

What is ominous is there are no clauses at all, what US can do with that land.

Posted by: unimperator | Feb 11 2024 15:50 utc | 12

my uneducated bet would be some more biolabs among longrange missile sites, and some "abm" installations. for defense, of course.

Posted by: Justpassinby | Feb 11 2024 16:11 utc | 18

arrogance has kneecapped Israel and Ukraine
We punish our allies while rewarding our

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It seems unlikely that America will make it to this November without being forced into a very public reckoning with a decade of disastrous foreign policy failures. Taken separately, any one of America’s impending losses in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and possibly Asia would be a significant military and diplomatic blow. Three major regional collapses occurring within months of each other would be a geopolitical event akin to the disintegration of the Soviet Union — an empire that appeared immutable until, very suddenly, it was gone.
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https://unherd.com/2024/02/americas-arrogance-has-kneecapped-israel-and-ukraine/

Posted by: ossi | Feb 11 2024 16:12 utc | 19

my friend tom shared this 7 minute video.. i highly recommend it released the past 24 hours..

basically how the uk was heavily involved in the ukraine ports prior to 2014 which partly explains bojo, or bozo's wanting to cancel the peace agreement worked on in april 22... it also discusses the impact of the feb 10th 2024 kinzail attacks on these same ports and more..

Russian KINZHAL Hypersonic Missiles Rained Down on UK Military Installations In ODESSA and NIKOLAYEV

Posted by: james | Feb 11 2024 16:13 utc | 20

We have now reached the “pants shitting” stage for Borrell, Macaroon and other Eurotrash.

As Ukraine collapses, time to put on yet shitting pants!

Posted by: Ghost of Zanon | Feb 11 2024 16:23 utc | 21

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Why it matters where do u live & what u ve heard?
Maybe u should do some research about the new USAAID offer to german companies
Only from sitting in the sofa and waiting to „hear“ something nobody reached anything
My friend has applied with financial support from USAID to produce canned food in Ukraine
Therefore he moves his production from Slovakia to Ukraine only to reive the US funding and purchase guarantees
Actually its nothing new only that since Monday they offer to cover 50% of financing costs PLUS take over of corporate tax!!!

Posted by: SlowSoft | Feb 11 2024 16:28 utc | 22

Posted by: Robert Hope | Feb 11 2024 15:42 utc | 10

The slaughter will continue

Russia cannot be a campaign issue. With this, Trump immediately loses. But the issue of war will we will have often in the election campaign.

Thatswhy
* Trump,say he stop the war in one day.
* Carlsons interview with Putin (the fanbase, viewer from TC are more opposition)
* and the teaching of the little uneducated Carlsons fanbase in this interview - i mean not so interested in Europe ...


I'm sure at the pre meeting the (Putin gang and TC) had the topic who explains the Ukraine to the viewer and as we know Putin, he love it to play the explaining Talkmaster ... good for TC he can be just like his viewers

Posted by: theo | Feb 11 2024 16:30 utc | 23

Posted by: SlowSoft | Feb 11 2024 16:28 utc | 22
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As far as guarantees from the USA are concerned...well, the world can tell a thing or two about it.
And by the way, I travel internationally, which gives me an advantage over you!
I speak Russian fluently, I spent a year in Ukraine (job) and I know the world's opinion about the USA.
Oh yes, just about 14% of the world's population calls themselves THE West...the remaining 86%'s opinions about guarantees from the USA are interesting.
For example, LNG terminal expansion in the USA to supply Europe...OH yes canceled by Biden...guarantees.

Posted by: Ossi | Feb 11 2024 16:40 utc | 24

I just had a several hours-long conversation with someone who believes Russia is the root of ALL evil taking place in the modern world.

All means ALL. No joke! She was "well-educated," which in modern terms has come to mean grotesquely, obscenely, hopelessly brainwashed. Her mindset went far, far beyond mere indoctrination.

Reason and logic were wasted. Months of deprogramming may not have worked.

On both sides of the Ukraine vs Russia debate, propaganda has won. This does not bode well for the future.

We Need to Bring Thinking Back, or Western Civilization is Doomed!

Only the "Great Unwashed Masses" can save us now. The credentialed are IDIOTS!

Posted by: Mom C | Feb 11 2024 16:55 utc | 25

@ Mom C | Feb 11 2024 16:55 utc | 25

she is probably looking for a gig at some usa/uk think tank and has to show her credentials, lol.. maybe soros or someone will pick her up... this is what desperate people do, lol..

Posted by: james | Feb 11 2024 17:01 utc | 26

@23

See Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit.

Reason and logic lost in MIC wonderland

Posted by: paddy | Feb 11 2024 17:10 utc | 27

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Duly noted but LNG is another league
As concerned the new USAID it is targeting smaller to middle sized enterprises to move or expand business activities into Ukraine.
But this is really nothing new!
The empire of evil tries every throughout their USD printing machine
Only whats really interesting is now that they want to cover 50% of financing costs & corporate tax.
This is really interesting in combination with the cheap labour costs in Ukraine
Btw similar discussion i ve found on the new Palestinian thread where one commentator wrote:

Even Israel’s Aaa rating can’t stand without the US. Moody’s report: “Israel's backed senior unsecured rating has been affirmed at Aaa. The related issuances benefit from an irrevocable, on-demand guarantee provided by the Government of the United States of America (Aaa negative) with the government acting through USAID. The notes benefit explicitly from "the full faith and credit of the US" and as per prospectus, USAID is obligated to pay within three business days if the guarantee is called upon.”

Don’t ask me how an Aaa negative can guarantee an Aaa and not the other way around.

Posted by: SlowSoft | Feb 11 2024 17:11 utc | 28

#28
" Only whats really interesting is now that they want to cover 50% of financing costs & corporate tax.
This is really interesting in combination with the cheap labour costs in Ukraine "
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Provided..
You have workers!
You have security regarding land, lease, contract, etc
You are ready to play in the most corrupt country in Europe

Posted by: Ossi | Feb 11 2024 17:16 utc | 29

As concerned the new USAID it is targeting smaller to middle sized enterprises to move or expand business activities into Ukraine.

Posted by: SlowSoft | Feb 11 2024 17:11 utc | 28

i find this interesting. "moving" into ukraine.
does the us pay up-front?
seeing how many say that the primary target is the eu, destroying the middle-sized enterprises by telling them to move into ua, only to be shelled be ru at some point is a good way to destroy more eu businesses.
personally i dont believe this to be the case, but nowadays the us is capable of anything...

Posted by: Justpassinby | Feb 11 2024 17:24 utc | 30

#28
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As I said, I know Ukraine!
She's always been corrupt!
It will always be..
Before 1998, it was the officials and the upper generals who were corrupt.
Why do you think Putin fired, exchanged, imprisoned so many generals etc. just after the fighting started... corruption that you carried out for years... You have something, I have something etc.
After the war began, many things that had been hidden came to light.
AND it became clear who was deserving, i.e. through knowledge and experience, in the upper service, and who ended up in such a position through party membership or higher up through relatives...The incompetent = the most corrupt
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As I said, I know Ukraine!
She's always been corrupt!
It will always be..
Before 1998, it was the officials and the upper generals who were corrupt.
Why do you think Putin fired, exchanged, imprisoned so many generals etc. just after the fighting started... corruption that you carried out for years... You have something, I have something etc.
After the war began, many things that had been hidden came to light.
AND it became clear who was deserving, i.e. through knowledge and experience, in the upper service, and who ended up in such a position through party membership or higher up through relatives...The incompetent = the most corrupt
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It was no different in the former GDR, anyone who was in the party didn't become an officer because of their abilities, they were also Kurupt.
Example: Russian soldiers had to work secretly or were almost hired out as slaves; the payment went to the garrison commanders.
Experienced it myself...only good for the soldiers WE provided them with decent food
Corruption among Russian officers. Russia is a very big country, some officers are like gods in regions.
UNTIL PUTIN CAME

Posted by: ossi | Feb 11 2024 17:27 utc | 31

* Carlsons interview with Putin (the fanbase, viewer from TC are more opposition)
* and the teaching of the little uneducated Carlsons fanbase in this interview - i mean not so interested in Europe ...
Posted by: theo | Feb 11 2024 16:30 utc | 23

Any data to support your claims? I don't think you can provide that.

Have you, in your limited knowledge, ever considered that with 191,000,000 impressions of Carlson-Putin interview, may be, just may be, "educated" global south people, now are exposed to the need of a multi-polar world?

Posted by: KitaySupporter | Feb 11 2024 17:28 utc | 32

https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/special-anniversary-report-the-future

Approaching the 2-year anniversary of the SMO.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Feb 11 2024 17:28 utc | 33

"Only reason why our company has selected this route.
Many Many more companies and investors will follow.
Unbelievable what the US is ready to pay"
If you believe the Americans, go ahead. Ukraine believed them!

Posted by: g wiltek | Feb 11 2024 17:50 utc | 34

Posted by: KitaySupporter | Feb 11 2024 17:28 utc | 32

* Carlsons interview with Putin (the fanbase, viewer from TC are more opposition)
I m 99% sure the most TC viewer are opposition - NOT Bidenfanboys

* and the teaching of the little uneducated Carlsons fanbase in this interview
ONE we see there in this interview ---> TC <----


I think TC played the not so educated one ... ask your self why he be or played this not so prepared

Posted by: theo | Feb 11 2024 17:58 utc | 35

Posted by: SlowSoft | Feb 11 2024 17:11 utc | 28

It is a net-zero sum game. Any sort of aid or investment to Ukraine will merely be at the expense of and screw other European countries, especially those who receive net subsidies like Poland, Spain, and pretty every country in Southern Europe.

It merely transfers 'productive assets' from one part of the west to another part of the west. The net benefit as such is not clear at all, and rump Ukraine in EU will merely weaken EU and raise taxes, and piss off those who lose subsidies, especially including Poland.

They are just doing it 'because Russia'. There is little economic growth to distribute.

At least Lwow and Ivano Frankivsk should be burning before all is said and done, to level the playing field with Eastern Ukraine. After that we will see how the west builds up Lwow vs. how the BRICS builds up Donbass, Odessa all the way to the Hungarian border.

Posted by: unimperator | Feb 11 2024 18:02 utc | 36

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Yes right Ukraine is the cradle of corruption
I was working for an italian Biodiesel fuel producer
This time US vegetables oil was cheap cause og subvention’s
EU banned the import to protect domestic markets
In Ukraine we ve found a partner with terminal at nikolaev sea port
A deal was made with custom’s and other authorities
To blend the US vegetables oil with 10 litre Ukraine oil and receive Ukraine Certificates of Origins

Posted by: SlowSoft | Feb 11 2024 18:19 utc | 37

⚡️🇷🇺🇺🇦⚔️ Front #Summary for 11 Feb 2024 by 18:35⚡️

🔹In #Kherson Direction, our forces are holding defence on the islands and narrowing the " springboard" in #Krynki, unfortunately with losses.

🔹In #Zaporozhye Direction, near #Rabotino, our units attempted to attack with armoured vehicles. The attack was thwarted, again by drones. Northwest of #Verbovoye ours advanced by about 1km.

🔹In #SouthDonetsk Direction, our successes in #Georgiyevka are confirmed. There is an assault on the centre along Zhovtneva Street. Our troops are advancing at a rapid pace in #Novomikhaylovka, already controlling about 30% of the village from the east, with fighting ongoing in the centre. Another breakthrough in the AFU defence is recorded west of #Sladkoye. Our Forces are moving along the motorway to encircle #Ugledar. Western experts assess the situation around #Ugledar as critical for the AFU.

🔹In #Donetsk Direction, the Ukrainian #Avdeyevka garrison is actually in an operational encirclement, our army controls about a quarter of the city. The AFU still has a choice, to go out on foot along the dirt roads, trying to strike towards #Vodyanoye and #Opytnoye to somehow secure the withdrawal of the main forces. Or keep the defence in Coke Plant and the Khimik microdistrict. Syrsky is sending reserves to #Avdeyevka in an attempt to stabilise the front. He seems to have chosen defence to the last. The main supply route is under heavy fire of our army, we are about 300m away from it. The AFU are setting up a supply line on the dirt road from #Lastochkino. Ours with fighting entered the motor depot, clean Timiryazevskaya street, the AFU are retreating. Half of the southern bank of the quarry and the streets nearby are also for our forces. The AFU missed the opportunity to turn the situation around.

🔹In #Bakhmut Direction, The AFU were knocked out behind the railway at the alabaster ponds east of #Kleshcheyevka. At #Khromovo the movement of our forces has stalled, but ours are holding the recently taken positions west of the cemetery. Against the background of our advance at #Bogdanovka, reinforcements and equipment are also being moved there. At Chasov Yar along the Seversky Donets canal, the AFU positions are reinforced with tanks and Bradley buried in caponiers. A forced evacuation of residents has been announced.

🔹In #Svatovo Direction, the AFU, having thrown its main forces into eliminating the breakthrough of our forces near #Tabayevka, denuded the northern flank of #Kupyansk and now we are seeing a maneuver of our army towards #Petropavlovka. At #Ivanovka, our army advanced by 1km, breaking through the first line of AFU defence. Fighting for #Sinkivka has intensified, having bypassed the village, ours are developing success, half of the village is behind us.

💥The #Donetsk shelling has significantly decreased. Only 5 over the day and not a single wounded person, whereas earlier there could have been more than 100. This is an excellent trend.

🎯At Night, there was a mass launching of Geraniums. In #Dnepropetrovsk region a military workshop and a warehouse with parts have been hit. There were explosions in #Odessa and #Nikolayev regions, as well as in #Kiev. It is known about warehouses and hangars damaged in the capital.


https://t.me/sitreports/22772

Posted by: Down South | Feb 11 2024 18:23 utc | 38

[email protected] heard Dima talking about that in one of his updates, interesting video, cool little surface Drones....oddly, I was watching movie trailer, and spy guy puts this little sub type drone in the water, off it goes.....so I'm thinking, shit if they really had those...and there they are, real deal. With Brit factories, set up in British ports, in Odessa and Nikoliov(sp), oh yeah, the Brits set that all up last week, see there's my problem right there, the Russians knew those fuckers were there all along. So here's the Brits taking the Micky out of their Russian 'partners' sinking Russian naval ships, like really taking the Micky, wouldn't be surprised if the Moskov wasn't test droned.
Then Russia, I guess the weather cleared up, found some tank farms, lots of fuel, blew them up last night, one wonders, why now, two years in, Ukie driving all over hell and back, several times, yet Russia can't find these huge oil processing facilities, really? The whole fucking thing stinks, dead bodies and all. Interesting vid, excuse the digression.

Cheers M

Posted by: sean the leprechaun | Feb 11 2024 18:23 utc | 39

🔥🔥Syrsky's offensive

In addition to the danger of a coup d'etat, Zaluzhny was also cautious and refused to take risks and carry out powerful offensive operations, which certainly at least somehow equalized the ratio of losses.

But this categorically does not suit the Office, which urgently needs Western help, and with the constant losses of one village after another, it is difficult to knock it out. It is important to demonstrate possibilities, not dead ends. Plus, Syrsky clearly needs a different press and increased authority.

In this light, a sudden offensive by the Ukrainian Armed Forces after creating an advantage on a specific section of the front seems logical. The most logical section of the front for this seems to be the northern face of the Avdeevsky half-cauldron.

In addition, it is no longer news that not just reserves, but the best reserves have been deployed near Avdievka.

Discussed with colleagues:

In favor of this decision.

✅ Cheese is called “butcher”. those. it is ideal for such an operation.

✅ Ze urgently needs a victory to interrupt the negative trend.

✅ The Armed Forces of Ukraine have reserves for one operational-tactical level operation.

✅ The best reserves have been deployed near Avdeevka.

Against.

❌ Obviousness of the plan. The Russians clearly hold reserves for a flank attack (B).

❌ Cautious tactics of the Russians, who are constantly expanding their “wings”. Even for a small breakthrough (B) the Ukrainian Armed Forces will have to travel almost 6 km, and for a large one - 9, and this is almost as long as the half of Rabotino was covered in the summer.

❌ Russian “distributed pressure” tactics. If the Ukrainian Armed Forces concentrate their best forces in one area, the Russians will go after the rest, and this is a huge risk, given their superiority and initiative.

❌ The Avdeevsk garrison has almost lost its offensive potential, which means there will be no need to count on a strike from inside the boiler.

Overall, this scenario has both pros and cons. Let's see what Ermak chooses🧩


https://t.me/ZeRada1/18114
Colleagues, last year Zaluzhny asked Zelensky to withdraw troops from Bakhmut and not waste his best reserves, but headquarters decided to hold the city. When Bakhmut fell, Syrsky decided to encircle him and again spent his best reserves, and now the enemy is fighting for Chaosv Yar.

In Avdiivka, the situation is very complicated and our garrison is in an operational environment, but instead of saving units, Zelensky demands to hold the city and spend reserves.

In fact, Syrsky will repeat the fate of Bakhmut in Avdeevka, but with the difference that he is already the Commander-in-Chief.


https://t.me/rezident_ua/21610

Posted by: Down South | Feb 11 2024 18:30 utc | 40

🧩🧩Out of two evils.

Of course, Ze doesn’t have any good options yet. He himself brought himself into a situation where he had to choose between two evils.

In this case, he chose between the possibility of state. coup and the appointment of Syrsky through the resignation of Zaluzhny.

Zaluzhny’s political strategists (yes, he already has them) calculated the whole combination absolutely correctly, and Ze had to dismiss the Commander-in-Chief not “of his own free will” + Za did not come to the Rada for the bill, and now he is not associated with it at all.

Result:

✅ Hate on social media. networks stood noble. All 4 TsIPSO brigades did not have time to remove comments from under the news.

✅ Demotivation in the army is colossal.

✅ The Western press simply smeared Ze.

The office tried to smooth it over with photos and awards. Again they solved a tactical problem to the detriment of strategy: now Zaluzhny can go against Ze in a couple of months in the status of Hero of Ukraine☝🏻

Can you imagine how bad things were for them if they made a decision that angered the people, demotivated the military and increased the arguments of opponents of aid in the West?

“The grandmaster gave away the queen,” a phrase from the classics came to mind!!


https://t.me/rezident_ua/21602
Our source reports that Zelensky made a fatal mistake for himself by replacing the inconvenient, independent and extremely popular commander-in-chief Zaluzhny with his tame general Syrsky.

With such a step, he gave the Western establishment a great excuse for the future of history, where the “possible” defeat of Ukraine will be the main reason, along with the huge corruption in the government, but the fact that the West has slowed down supplies and cut off funding will go down to second plan.

Now everyone is predicting that Commander-in-Chief Syrsky, in order to curry favor with the president, will throw huge forces into meat grinders, not sparing the infantry. Zelensky and Syrsky need victories now; if they don’t come, this will only lead to even worse consequences, up to and including outright rebellion in the army.

I painted myself into a corner.


https://t.me/legitimniy/17230

Posted by: Down South | Feb 11 2024 18:33 utc | 41

All the Ukraine battle-rattle here may soon be a thing of the past.

The long predicted Disease X may have made its first public appearance on a Lufthansa flight from Thailand to Germany. The victim, a 63 year old German male, died on the flight throwing up blood and bleeding from the nose. The airplane returned to Thailand. The remaining passagers were then booked on a flight to Germany via Hong Kong.

Is round two pandemic some form of hemorrhagic fever?

https://nypost.com/2024/02/09/news/passenger-dies-mid-flight-after-blood-erupts-from-his-mouth-and-nose/

Posted by: Jerr | Feb 11 2024 18:43 utc | 42

The most astonishing fact about Western culture is the broad and deep acceptance of lying. It sometimes feels like I'm the main character in "They Live" with a magic pair of sunglasses.

So, we have Trump, Biden, Burrell, Scholz and so on. And there's no accountability or consequence or punishment. More than that, not only does the public fail to object, they largely fail to even notice this.

I'm not saying that Russia/China are completely truthful - deception is a part of war. It's just the extreme nature of public falsehood in the West that I've never seen before, not even with the war in Vietnam. And it's all the more stunning because we have the Internet to continuously confirm it.

Posted by: Eighthman | Feb 11 2024 18:44 utc | 43

Regarding the 50% investment support of USAID:

This is nothing new, it was called Global Development Alliances until last year but they changed its name to something like Private Partnership Pathway (or something like that, can’t remember). Here’s an info page for Germans which outlines the conditions:

https://wirtschaft-entwicklung.de/foerderdatenbank-entwicklungslaender/global-development-alliance/

USAID obviously uses this to attract European businesses to Ukraine. The EU has similar programs. It’s basically “globalization” on a smaller, EU-internal scale and comes with the same disadvantages for the countries of the businesses using such programs. Their citizens will pay for it by loosing their jobs etc.

Posted by: Zet | Feb 11 2024 18:48 utc | 44

Posted by: Eighthman | Feb 11 2024 18:44 utc | 43

Yep, it’s fascinating and Caitlin Johnston did post about it just today:

https://www.caitlinjohnst.one/p/in-the-war-of-propaganda-it-is-very

Posted by: Zet | Feb 11 2024 18:51 utc | 45

I think TC played the not so educated one ... ask your self why he be or played this not so prepared
Posted by: theo | Feb 11 2024 17:58 utc | 35

Tucker Carlson has been threatened by the Empire. There is a very real threat that he will be Assange'd or Seth Rich'd.
There was no way he was going to show what he knows about the SMO, because they would use that against him.
So he played ignorant.
Will that protect him? We'll see.

He did try to get Putin to explain denazification. I think that Putin blew his chance to explain how the US support4ed and pushed Nazi ideology into Ukrainian society and schools. Tucker asked him 3 times to be specific, but he never talked about the schoolbooks, or the summer camps, or the statues, or the persecution allowed by the authorities. Divide and conquer, indeed.

He actually said something about destroying the people who believe in it, or something like that.
It's just as well there is a media blackout on the interview, because the Mighty Wurlitzer could make hay with that one.

Posted by: wagelaborer | Feb 11 2024 18:53 utc | 46

@Eightman | 43

"It's just the extreme nature of public falsehood in the West that I've never seen before, not even with the war in Vietnam. And it's all the more stunning because we have the Internet to continuously confirm it."

After 9/11, I was 100% sure that George W. Bush will be the first US president to be executed on the electric chair. I thought, "We have the internet, there is no chance in hell that they'll get away with it."

Well, I was wrong.

Posted by: Apollyon | Feb 11 2024 18:56 utc | 47

The most astonishing fact about Western culture is the broad and deep acceptance of lying. It sometimes feels like I'm the main character in "They Live" with a magic pair of sunglasses.
Posted by: Eighthman | Feb 11 2024 18:44 utc | 43

There's no need to be surprised about this, lies are an elementary part of culture in the West, you can find them thousands of times in every discount store...


Posted by: Oliver Krug | Feb 11 2024 18:58 utc | 48

reply to 47

I was wrong too. About Trump. I hoped that he would actually stop pointless, endless wars, as he said. I also figured that, if he was lying, it wouldn't matter because people need a context of idealistic lies to pursue wars. So, we have 'the war to end all wars' or 'the war to make the world safe for democracy'.

I supposed that Trump was so odious, no one would accept any rationale for war from him. Nope, I was wrong.

Posted by: Eighthman | Feb 11 2024 19:22 utc | 49

wagelaborer | Feb 11 2024 18:53 utc | 46

Yes he sure played !!

We know one or two or maybe 10 viewer from this 191,000,000.

--

10 is maybe only his team and he sure have there more/better analyzing tools too for know maybe 10% or 20% or 30% of this viewers and sure is this interview is certainly pre planned from minute 1 to the last minute too.

B said about this interview - nothing new - why nothing new ? Nothing new happend in this very long time ? Maybe this say us soething more.

about TC
If anyone would ask me about TC, i would say TC is a part of this gamemasters and not one who should show us the light ( someone same Assange'd or Seth Rich'd - this are your names - i only use your examples - i know this 2, but i do not want judge them)

Posted by: theo | Feb 11 2024 19:24 utc | 50

@theo
"If anyone would ask me about TC, i would say TC is a part of this gamemasters and not one who should show us the light"

When TC asked Putin, "Who blew up NS2?", and Putin answered "You.", maybe Putin didn't mean "You, Tucker Carlson" but "You, the CIA"?

Posted by: Apollyon | Feb 11 2024 19:28 utc | 51

The most astonishing fact about Western culture is the broad and deep acceptance of lying. It sometimes feels like I'm the main character in "They Live" with a magic pair of sunglasses. Posted by: Eighthman | Feb 11 2024 18:44 utc | 43

There's no need to be surprised about this, lies are an elementary part of culture in the West, you can find them thousands of times in every discount store...


Posted by: Oliver Krug | Feb 11 2024 18:58 utc | 48


From inception to its metastasis globally, the fundamental building block of capital is physical violence and lies; now indeed war and lying are at some peak.

Posted by: SlowDL | Feb 11 2024 19:40 utc | 52

theo | Feb 11 2024 19:24 utc | 50, wagelaborer | Feb 11 2024 18:53 utc | 46

10 is maybe only his team and he sure have there more/better analyzing tools too for know maybe 10% or 20% or 30% of this viewers and sure is this interview is certainly pre planned from minute 1 to the last minute too.

Apparently, 92% of 163000 voters on X thinks that Putin was telling the truth on Ukraine
https://twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/1756118681422274745

Posted by: BD | Feb 11 2024 20:01 utc | 53

After due deliberation, my conclusion on the Zaluzhny shake up is this:

Everyone realizes the war is lost. Most of them realize that there will be no Ukraine after things are wrapped up. VaZ quite sensibly opted to go to Britain, where, after the Ukr government is no more, he will be the leader of the Ukrainian Government In Exile, a fine UK tradition. He will vet the Azov's and their ilk as they flee the Russian boot and arrange for them to be shipped to Canada, where they will blend in nicely, and be trained as terrorists, probably by Budanov. ZoV will try to get to a safehouse somewhere, but probably won't make it. All of this will promote a 'stabbed in the back' narrative like that of the Germans post WWI, and it will turn out to be very convenient that ZoV was a Jew.

Meanwhile, the Tucker interview with Putin is a sign that the Big Wheels of the finance capitalist elite have decided to change course. Tucker is a CIA operative, and he's sheep dogging American opinion in the direction of, at the least, peaceful tolerance and coexistence with Russia (for now) so that the US can focus on the complete subjugation of Europe, the transfer of its tech base and skilled workforce to Fortress America, it's development as a captive market for overpriced American energy, food and manufactures. Also, of course, the military and 'intelligence' community will be focused on Latin America, which must be tamed and integrated into Fortress America to protect supply chains and profits.

Posted by: Honzo | Feb 11 2024 20:15 utc | 54

@theo
"If anyone would ask me about TC, i would say TC is a part of this gamemasters and not one who should show us the light"

When TC asked Putin, "Who blew up NS2?", and Putin answered "You.", maybe Putin didn't mean "You, Tucker Carlson" but "You, the CIA"?

Posted by: Apollyon | Feb 11 2024 19:28 utc | 51

Tucker IS CIA. Look up his dad, Dick Carlson. Director of VOA, an under-the-radar negotiator with foreign countries, one time CEO of King Broadcasting (Oprah Winfrey, anyone), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among many other dodgy activities, such as monitoring elections in Albania, etc.

"Who blew up NS2?"
"You."
"Not me, I was busy that day."
"You might have an alibi, but the CIA does not."

Putin knows all about Tucker.

Posted by: Honzo | Feb 11 2024 20:19 utc | 55

❗️ 🇷🇺🇺🇦 Battle for Avdeevka: Russian Armed Forces Advancing in the Northeast
The situation as of the end of February 11, 2024

Russian troops continue to penetrate the residential area of Avdievka. Based on enemy-published footage, progress has been made on several streets.

▪️ It appears that the Russian Armed Forces have advanced northeast to at least 1 or 2 streets southwest of Lake Vodokachka in the area of ​​the railway bridge near the embankment on Chistyakov Street. There is no sign of the enemy to the south, at least until the intersection of Chistyakov and Zheleznodorozhny Lane.

Zheleznodorozhny Lane, according to the same footage, is under the control of the Russian Armed Forces, at least up to the intersection with Lesya Ukrainka Street. The fighting is taking place southeast, no closer than Tolstoy Lane. It seems that further advancement in the south is not a priority and is only necessary to ensure the stability of dividing Avdiivka in two.

▪️ The information about crossing the railway towards the Avdeevskaya Motor Depot has not yet been confirmed by objective monitoring personnel, although it is actively circulating online. According to the most optimistic estimates, the Russian Armed Forces were able to capture at least part of the dachas in the triangle between the railway track behind the bridge and establish control over the motor depot, advancing towards the Avdeevsky Construction Parts Plant, at least up to Timiryazev Street. In the residential area, progress has been made right up to Shestakova Street.

❗️Our sources partially confirm that the triangle of dachas between the Alter Group, the railway bridge, and the Avdeevskaya motor depot is under Russian control, but the motor depot itself remains under enemy control. At the same time, the Russian Armed Forces have advanced along Chistyakova Street to the northwestern end of Heroes Street.

▪️ In the southern sector, near the "Tsar's Hunt", there is no recorded advancement by the Russian Armed Forces. This is most likely due to the presence of the enemy in the hedgerows to the west and the concentration of enemy forces in the Khimik microdistrict, where the ninth quarter is located. This area has high-rise buildings that serve as one of the complex defense nodes. However, online footage has appeared from the intersection of Soborna and Chekhova streets, where two unarmed members of the Ukrainian formations are presumably searching for an escape route. This indicates a very clear deterioration in the enemy's position.

▪️ There is also no recorded progress from the AKHZ side in the north. The enemy is utilizing the industrial zone and receiving artillery support from Berdychi and Orlovka. The enemy's supplies and general position in the industrial zone are somewhat better than in other areas of Avdeevka.


https://t.me/geromanat/19604

Posted by: Down South | Feb 11 2024 20:25 utc | 56

The important part of changes from Zalnutzy to Sursky, The Butcher of Ukraine:

In 2013 he was stationed at NATO's headquarters in Brussels.[15].

In an earlier wiki article he was mentioned as the liason ofiicer from Ukraine to Nato. This has now dissapeared.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleksandr_Syrskyi

Posted by: Paul from Norway | Feb 11 2024 20:28 utc | 57

Also, of course, the military and 'intelligence' community will be focused on Latin America, which must be tamed and integrated into Fortress America to protect supply chains and profits.

Posted by: Honzo | Feb 11 2024 20:15 utc | 54

Might well turn out to be true, although I never thought focus is much of an empire's forte. I linked the Zionist acceleration of the genocide to the Nazi's demolition in Ukraine, as the Arab front is thought to be the weaker of any other.

Posted by: SlowDL | Feb 11 2024 20:31 utc | 58

The UK–Ukraine Defence Partnership

For the UK, defence is the cornerstone of the special partnership with Ukraine. Since 2015, the UK has trained around 20,000 Ukrainian soldiers through Operation Orbital, which was expanded in 2020 to include maritime capacity-building through a multinational Maritime Training Initiative for the Ukrainian navy, led by the UK. The members of the armed forces of the two countries conduct joint sea, land and air training. In September 2020, British paratroopers took part in joint drills with their Ukrainian counterparts, flying directly from RAF Brize Norton and parachuting into the south of Ukraine. This was the largest para exercise carried out by the UK in a decade, affirming the UK's ‘ability to project highly capable troops forward anywhere, and any time, they're needed’. In summer 2021, shortly after the incident with the HMS Defender, the UK contributed to the US and Ukrainian-led Sea Breeze naval exercises in the Black Sea. The UK and Ukraine also conducted Exercise Cossack Mace land drills.


https://rusi.org/explore-our-research/publications/commentary/uk-ukraine-security-cooperation

Posted by: todd | Feb 11 2024 21:34 utc | 59

Posted by: paddy | Feb 11 2024 17:10 utc | 27

Lol, yes!

logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead

While a 60s icon, Grace was born in 1939, and some here at the bar might be amused to read that when inebriated she had little to no internal censor functioning. Which led to an interesting incident in Germany. 😉 Roger Waters has a muse! 😆

https://www.hollywood.com/general/grace-slick-im-glad-i-didnt-go-all-the-way-with-drunken-nazi-gig-in-germany-60491873

More trivia, one of her nicknames was The Chrome Nun, while husband Paul Kantner had the nick of Baron Von Tollbooth.

Posted by: Babel-17 | Feb 11 2024 21:40 utc | 60

Ukraines new military commander wants to hold adveeka at all costs.

This will mean a cessation of russian assaults in the city unless no reserves actually make it there.

It does mean no matter what reserves are drawn from other fronts, enabling gains in those sectors. Attacks should be watched closely there. En.topwar.ru should be read as it will quickly relay information as it comes. Southfront.press is good too. And actually cnn as well as it will start crying when ukraine isn't winning, and run lots of dead children/schools stories. Which may be true too as schools are used for military purposes and air defence systems regularly damage areas around it, sometimes quite severely if an old rocket crashes and explodes. They make different shapes from cruise and ballistic missles so watch for that.

Posted by: Neofeudalfuture | Feb 11 2024 21:43 utc | 61

Is NATO, especially Britain, dropping hints of entering the fray so as to keep Russia from putting more troops at the front? If mostly a bluff, how soon could it turn into reality if Russia did decide that the AFU had now shot its bolt by going all in* with the attacks of its new commander in chief, and that therefore the Russian coalition could dispense with maintaining deep reserves, everywhere?

* "Everyone!" https://youtu.be/L5DF47Uf4ig?si=Voi50a7C1b94TlLL

Posted by: Babel-17 | Feb 11 2024 21:52 utc | 62

1. "And the US is not going to want the reputational damage of backing down"
Of course not. Not after that Glorious Victory over the Taliban.

2. Increased U.S. imports from Mexico, over China? Mexican assembled Fords, GM's, Rams, and European branch plants shipping into America are loaded, up to 50%, with Made in China parts. Parts arrive in Mexico by container in wooden crates painted "made in China" while all the parts inside the crates don't show a country of Origin. Same scam in Canada. Steel stuff machined and fabricated in Canada, marked as "Made in Canada", yet 100% Made in China steel.

Posted by: kupkee | Feb 11 2024 21:59 utc | 63

Posted by: Babel-17 | Feb 11 2024 21:52 utc | 62

Not completely sure, but at some point there was some analysis (maybe speculation) that UK had told Zelensky to hold on, promising that 'Nato would soon enter the fray'.

If this were true, then it would most certainly be connected to Ze-Syrsky plan to hold Avdeevka and even make a counter-attack to 'de-block' it, like Bakhmut. Well, who knows what's going to happen.

TC-Putin interview most certainly got the neolibtards boiling to the point, completely unhinged and screaming for war. I fear they may do something soon. It's certainly possible and even probable British agents will attempt to create new provocations very soon. Avdeevka catastrophe needs another media distraction, as it has been a 100% reliable pattern so far for every AFU disaster.

Posted by: unimperator | Feb 11 2024 22:03 utc | 64

One information to be confirmed: railway leading to the South part of Avdyeyevka has been cut in the North-West. If true, everyone can imagine the consequences.

Source: Julian Repke through OstrashkoNews.

Posted by: Naive | Feb 11 2024 22:06 utc | 65

Semi-OT but of strategic interest - conversation between Steve Hsu, US physics professor who's also worked in China, and TP Huang, a Chinese-American computer scientist and technology analyst.

https://www.manifold1.com/episodes/military-technology-and-u-s-china-war-in-the-pacific-51/transcript

Management summary

a) China almost certainly has the technology/intel to sink US carriers off its coast
b) latest Chinese missiles can't just hit Pearl Harbour, but LA and Seattle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dongfeng_(missile)#Dongfeng_27

c) China are developing a sufficient nuclear missile fleet to make the US think twice about a nuclear response if China were to take over Taiwan.
d) it was very foolish of the US to push Russia and China together.

"And we're at a point now where Russia itself is basically dependent on China for all the imports of all the machineries to run its economy. So it really can't have a functional economy without China's, uh. Uh, exports of machineries and electronics to, to Russia. So, but in many ways, we are actually at a codependent relationship because China itself actually needs Russia, a friendly Russian government very much.

If you look at the map, you'll see that China itself is surrounded by Russian, former Soviet countries, and former Soviet republics all around. So just by not having a hostile Russia, there's a lot less attention China needs to pay on the other side of the border. So that's a major plus. And, some of the other factors are obvious now, if we talk about nuclear, if there's a nuclear conflict, America not only has to worry about Chinese nuclear retaliation, but also the Russian one.

so that's another one. And, uh, the other one is in a conflict there, if we assume a scenario where everything in the second island chain is destroyed, the primary operating point for America will be through its air bases in Alaska. And. The shortest path from Northeast China to Alaska goes over Russia."

Posted by: YetAnotherAnon | Feb 11 2024 22:09 utc | 66

d) it was very foolish of the US to push Russia and China together.

Posted by: YetAnotherAnon | Feb 11 2024 22:09 utc | 66

They did not wait the USA to develop their partnership.

But yes the yankees neocons are stupid.

Posted by: Naive | Feb 11 2024 22:20 utc | 67

All the Ukraine battle-rattle here may soon be a thing of the past.

The long predicted Disease X may have made its first public appearance on a Lufthansa flight from Thailand to Germany. The victim, a 63 year old German male, died on the flight throwing up blood and bleeding from the nose. The airplane returned to Thailand. The remaining passagers were then booked on a flight to Germany via Hong Kong.

Is round two pandemic some form of hemorrhagic fever?

https://nypost.com/2024/02/09/news/passenger-dies-mid-flight-after-blood-erupts-from-his-mouth-and-nose/
Posted by: Jerr | Feb 11 2024 18:43 utc | 42

Jeez !!! The picture of the guy, standing up, looks like a bad nose bleed !! Did someone mop up and count the "Litres of Blood" ? NO.

Posted by: kupkee | Feb 11 2024 22:20 utc | 68

Posted by: kupkee | Feb 11 2024 22:20 utc | 68

No way. If it was something serious, all others passengers would have been put under survey behind closed doors.

Posted by: Naive | Feb 11 2024 22:26 utc | 69

No way. If it was something serious, all others passengers would have been put under survey behind closed doors.
Posted by: Naive | Feb 11 2024 22:26 utc | 69

Not necessarily. If the intention of the deep state is to cause the virus to spread, then they will say 'it was nothing', send everyone on their way and let it spread.

Posted by: unimperator | Feb 11 2024 22:33 utc | 70

Posted by: ossi | Feb 11 2024 16:12 utc | 19

I held my nose and made it this far in that ridiculous article. Stopped reading right here:

Israel’s war in Gaza and Ukraine’s war with Putin’s Russia have a lot in common. Both conflicts are bloody. Both countries are fighting defensive wars against foes who targeted civilians in surprise attacks across internationally recognised borders with the hope of causing the political and social collapse of their enemies. In both cases, the attackers — Hamas and Putin — openly proclaimed their genocidal intent, and then committed large-scale atrocities in the hopes of terrifying their foes into submission.

LMFAO, M'Kay.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Feb 11 2024 22:36 utc | 71

Posted by: Honzo | Feb 11 2024 20:19 utc | 55

Wel...I mean earlier in the interview Putin straight up made fun of Tucker, saying he applied to the CIA and was denied entry. LOL So yes. Of course VP knows TC is in some adjacent manner, CIA.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Feb 11 2024 22:39 utc | 72

"The long predicted Disease X"

Forgive the gallows humor, but now I'm reminded to get back to watching The Strain. Time flies, the show came out nearly ten years ago, but I am easily distracted. https://youtu.be/RiN8Edb4X2w?si=D0NpLtIlEr8qwaMI

Posted by: Babel-17 | Feb 11 2024 22:50 utc | 73

Posted by: unimperator | Feb 11 2024 22:03 utc | 64

Interesting, thanks. Hopefully just a smoke and nirrors attempt to appear to be on top of the situation,and not sitting on one's hands, while the AFU position at the front collapses.

Posted by: Babel-17 | Feb 11 2024 22:55 utc | 74

Tucker Carlson has been threatened by the Empire. There is a very real threat that he will be Assange'd or Seth Rich'd.
There was no way he was going to show what he knows about the SMO, because they would use that against him.
So he played ignorant.
Will that protect him? We'll see.

Posted by: wagelaborer | Feb 11 2024 18:53 utc | 46

Oh, ffs! I've said this before, but it seems I have to say it again, and I will keep on doing so until people stop saying crap like this. Tucker Carlson IS the Empire. He's a CIA asset. Just look at his father, Dick Carlson- VOA, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and all kinds of sketchy little jobs and assignments along the way. Tucker wanted to join the CIA- a family legacy! But they said no, we have a job for you in the private sector. They've cultivated his career, and have guided his 'awakening' so that he can sheepdog the controlled opposition. Who else gets fired by a major MSM and a few months later has the biggest platform in the world, courtesy of an MIC oligarch?

Stop wasting your time and precious neurons analyzing Tucker Carlson. Pay some attention to what he says, of course, because that's the harbinger of what Deep State wants to do in the next round.

Posted by: Honzo | Feb 11 2024 23:06 utc | 75

Might well turn out to be true, although I never thought focus is much of an empire's forte. I linked the Zionist acceleration of the genocide to the Nazi's demolition in Ukraine, as the Arab front is thought to be the weaker of any other.

Posted by: SlowDL | Feb 11 2024 20:31 utc | 58

Who thinks that? Nobody who follows real events in Syria and Iraq and Yemen for a long time before 7/10. And Iran and Russia are not Arabs, of course, but they are powers that oppose the US and can project power into the Arabian theater effectively, as we've seen in Syria.

Latin America, on the other hand, is not a place that Russia or China can project power effectively. They work there primarily by economic and diplomatic connections, with a small amount of military assistance, but the truth is that they cannot sustain even that if the US gets serious about blocking them, just as the US can't deal with the Houthi, or win a war in the Taiwan straits. Geography matters.

Africa is rapidly being close to the US. India waffles, but ultimately knows that China and Russia are the ones that can butter their toast. SE Asia will have a period of cooperation with Fortress America, but I don't see them being stupid enough to become another Ukraine, they just want to balance China a little bit. So what's left? Latin America. Close, resource rich, relatively poor, with lots of very active fascists who would do anything for help against their revolution-minded peoples. The next phase is to divide the world in two down the middle of the oceans, with Fortress America having some unsinkable aircraft carriers in Japan, ROK, Australia, and similar- the next round of Israels.

I'm not saying they'll succeed, but they'll certainly try. They have been for awhile, with mixed results, but more resources are going to be applied going forward. If you want a job with the CIA, learn Spanish or Portugese.

Posted by: Honzo | Feb 11 2024 23:21 utc | 76

Not sure if others have advanced this speculation but here's my 0.000002 btc worth.
Syrsky has Russian parents who apparently still reside there.
As CiC, he has total day-to-day day control of the armed forces.
When the inevitable occurs, he will be blamed, not only for military failings, but with a generous dose of treason admired, because parents.....
A get-out-of-jail card for his political masters.
Whowouldathunk the Chief would turn Traitor?

Posted by: Waymad | Feb 12 2024 0:16 utc | 77

Grrr. Admixed....

Posted by: Waymad | Feb 12 2024 0:18 utc | 78

Africa is rapidly being close to the US.

Posted by: Honzo | Feb 11 2024 23:21 utc | 76

Did you mean closed?

Posted by: Afro | Feb 12 2024 0:56 utc | 79

Latin America, on the other hand, is not a place that Russia or China can project power effectively.
Posted by: Honzo | Feb 11 2024 23:21 utc | 76

It's called the Monroe Doctrine, been around for a few years. Most US presidents follow it as (unofficial) policy.

Posted by: James M. | Feb 12 2024 1:01 utc | 80

Some videos for today.

Russian Lancets destroyed a D-30 howitzer and two US-supplied M777 howitzers:
https://rutube.ru/video/a30c81e5d50db5f6a020a76f3ab7b626/

Russian modernized T-90 tank in action near Donetsk:
https://rutube.ru/video/35ce7e22adb59e859f39dc8de5b0a2fe/

Russian D-20 howitzer strike destroys enemy ammunition depot in Kherson oblast:
https://rutube.ru/video/ab16e826235e25159ff02036c48f9fa1/

Russian logistical unit produces more than two tons of fresh bread per day for combat units near Krasny Liman:
https://rutube.ru/video/163fb0ea564ee128499839480c9520ef/

Posted by: Nate | Feb 12 2024 1:33 utc | 81

Re: Posted by: ossi | Feb 11 2024 16:12 utc | 19

arrogance has kneecapped Israel and Ukraine We punish our allies while rewarding our . It seems unlikely that America will make it to this November without being forced into a very public reckoning with a decade of disastrous foreign policy failures. Taken separately, any one of America’s impending losses in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and possibly Asia would be a significant military and diplomatic blow. Three major regional collapses occurring within months of each other would be a geopolitical event akin to the disintegration of the Soviet Union — an empire that appeared immutable until, very suddenly, it was gone. . . https://unherd.com/2024/02/americas-arrogance-has-kneecapped-israel-and-ukraine/

This reads like a lot of hopium.

Israel is slaughtering Gazans with no end in sight and Ukraine will easily hold out until the end of 2024.

There will be no Russian troops in Kiev or Odessa this year.

There is simply ZERO evidence Russia has the ability to conduct the large scale operations to achieve such gains in the next 9-10 months.

The last 18 months have shown Russian territorial gains in Ukraine going backwards - why would that be reversed so comprehensively in only half that time period?

Simply no evidence whatsoever exists to buttress that “hope”.

Posted by: Julian | Feb 12 2024 1:39 utc | 82

If Germany is permanently and significantly weakend economically, while Russia remains intact and a nuclear superpower, how does that help Germany in the middle term, let alone the long run?

Posted by: Ludo | Feb 12 2024 2:27 utc | 83

# 11 APPOLYON....well..well... did -Macarooni- find out -Lloyd Austin get visit by Dr.KINZHAL on 01/03/2024 in the glorious Kyiv ???.....

Posted by: sejmon | Feb 12 2024 2:29 utc | 84

@Posted by: Julian | Feb 12 2024 1:39 utc | 82

I would say that there may be quite a bit of "hopium" with respect to Israel, unless Egypt's most recent threats are acted upon.

With respect to Ukraine, you may want to be more careful about such predictions. The most recent reports from
Ukrainian officers themselves is of severe understaffing along the front lines (units with only 35% of the men they should have) and a new military leader who seems dedicated to getting as many of his remaining troops killed uselessly in the Russian meat grinders. On top of that is the rapidly dwindling supplies of artillery and artillery shells. As in WW1, the front can remain relatively static for quite a while and then there is sudden movement as one side gains an advantage. The advantage is very rapidly moving in the Russians favour as Russian troop numbers and equipment capabilities grow rapidly while Ukraine dwindles by the day. Then on top of that is the increasing conflicts within Ukrainian society and the lack of Western funds to keep the Ukrainian state functioning without hyperinflation.

The Russians are biding their time to keep their own casualty rates down, but the Ukrainian front certainly does seem to be buckling under the increasing Russian pressure. When the Allied army broke out of Normandy things suddenly happened very fast.

Posted by: Roger | Feb 12 2024 2:34 utc | 85

@Posted by: Ludo | Feb 12 2024 2:27 utc | 83

The German elites are doing their US bosses bidding, not what is good for their country. The US would rather have a weak Germany that can be controlled than a strong one that may develop links with Russia.

Posted by: Roger | Feb 12 2024 2:36 utc | 86

YetAnotherAnon | Feb 11 2024 22:09 utc | 66

All the CNC high tech fabrication machines needed for industry seem to be coming out from south Korea and even Taiwan. Very embarrassing for empire to find their allies selling RF machines for military industrial production . Same with chips even . Business is Business.
This article even mentions USA manufacturers of sanctioned tech being sold

https://www.cnbc.com/2024/01/11/sanctioned-western-tech-is-still-entering-russia-and-powering-its-war.html

Posted by: Hankster | Feb 12 2024 2:40 utc | 87

Re: Posted by: Down South | Feb 11 2024 18:33 utc | 41

The office tried to smooth it over with photos and awards. Again they solved a tactical problem to the detriment of strategy: now Zaluzhny can go against Ze in a couple of months in the status of Hero of Ukraine☝🏻

Not the case at all.

Zelensky will obviously have Zaluzhny assassinated in the near future.

You would be a very stupid leader to remove someone from their post who could lead a coup against you and not have them permanently eliminated.

Obviously Zelensky plans to kill Zaluzhny soon. It’s very obviously part of the removal plan.

As the hero of the West (Zelensky) the US & UK will obviously cover this up and blame it on the Russians.

Posted by: Julian | Feb 12 2024 2:52 utc | 88

Did you mean closed?

Posted by: Afro | Feb 12 2024 0:56 utc | 79

Yes.

Posted by: Honzo | Feb 12 2024 3:03 utc | 89

As the hero of the West (Zelensky) the US & UK will obviously cover this up and blame it on the Russians.

Posted by: Julian | Feb 12 2024 2:52 utc | 88

Or- Zaluzhny is being pre-positioned in London to lead the Ukrainian Government in Exile when the geographical state ceases to exist. They can't use Zelensky for this because he's a Jew. Zaluzhny is a bona fide Nazi, so all the Azov types that make it out alive will flock to him, and the Brits will clean them up and send them to Canada for more mischief down the road.

Posted by: Honzo | Feb 12 2024 3:13 utc | 90

Posted by: james | Feb 11 2024 16:13 utc | 20

Interesting. I was told of UK involvement before the SMO but this is more than involvement. It reeks. Its obviously offensive to Russia but more so to the UK working class shipbuilders. No work for UK peasants. No wonder their navy is a disaster they were hoping to get new ships out of Odessa and maybe the old lugs repaired their as well.

On another point the only reason you would plan a frozen bakery in Ukraine was if the SMO was about to end.

Posted by: Inki | Feb 12 2024 3:50 utc | 91

Posted by: Jerr | Feb 11 2024 18:43 utc | 42

No not disease X disaster, modifiedMRNA and lipid nano gel vax disaster. Clots, tumours, heart attacks, turbo cancer, gushing blood. Well I guess they can call it disease X.

Posted by: Inki | Feb 12 2024 4:10 utc | 92

@Eighthman | Feb 11 2024 19:22 utc | 49

As far as I can tell, Trump was the first American president in 40 years who didn't get US involved in a new war during his 4 years in office. If I'm wrong please tell me which new war he started.

Posted by: Paranaense | Feb 12 2024 4:28 utc | 93

Posted by: Eighthman | Feb 11 2024 19:22 utc | 49

'I was wrong too. About Trump. I hoped that he would actually stop pointless, endless wars, as he said. I also figured that, if he was lying, it wouldn't matter because people need a context of idealistic lies to pursue wars. So, we have 'the war to end all wars' or 'the war to make the world safe for democracy'.

I supposed that Trump was so odious, no one would accept any rationale for war from him. Nope, I was wrong.'

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Your last sentence leads me to suspect you of TDS Orange-man-Bad syndrome. I can understand people being put off by some of Trump's pomposity, but 'so odious' is way over the top. He did some stupid things, but he did some good things too. The hit on Sulemani he was talked into, and it was a big mistake. I believe he should apologise to Iran for that. But overall, he was largely hog-tied because he was too trusting of his well placed deep state advisors. Methinks he will be much more fierce on his deep state enemies this time around. Biden, Killary, Nulinski, Blinken and all those folks on the other hand, they may seem mannered but in their genocidal psycopathy are 'so odius' to me. I hope Trump will not let the Israeli lobby control him this during his second term. He had better not. I would ask whom you would suggest voting for?

Posted by: Áobh Ó'Sheachnasaigh | Feb 12 2024 4:29 utc | 94

Latin America, on the other hand, is not a place that Russia or China can project power effectively.
Posted by: Honzo | Feb 11 2024 23:21 utc | 76

It's called the Monroe Doctrine, been around for a few years. Most US presidents follow it as (unofficial) policy.

Posted by: James M. | Feb 12 2024 1:01 utc | 80

I know what it's called- and it's always been Imperialism. The real issue is geography. The US has the ability to conduct operations in the western hemisphere with shorter logistic chains than Russia or China, and to interdict Chinese or Russian aid to Latin American countries. The same material logic that prevents the US from defeating China in the Taiwan straits makes a Chinese attempt to, for instance, protect Nicaragua from the US a non-starter.

Posted by: Honzo | Feb 12 2024 5:10 utc | 95

Trump: "The US could lose billions if Russia makes a deal with Ukraine without the participation of the Americans"

It's all about the money.

Posted by: the pessimist | Feb 12 2024 5:16 utc | 96

https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/special-anniversary-report-the-future
Approaching the 2-year anniversary of the SMO.
Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Feb 11 2024 17:28 utc | 33
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I dropped Simplicius from my reading list. He seems to have joined Olaf Scholze.

MoA barflies, OTOH, are worth paying attention to, you included. On the military side special attention is always given to Unimperator, Milites and DownSouth. There are many others who for me are also must reads and their names are not popping up as quickly, I am nearly 80. Jane hit Tucker Carlson out of the park, new name to me. b and karlof1 are long term must reads. Surprisingly, to me, is that even ShadowBanned gets some of the war toys discussion into worthwhile reading.

I am interested in the overall rate of progress of the SMO. I truly enjoy reading up on the phenomenal growth and nation building of Russia, covered by karlof1. The packaging of the forthcoming NATO humiliation and the barfly discussion will be fascinating to watch.

Posted by: Acco Hengst | Feb 12 2024 5:35 utc | 97

New on Geopolitiek in context: "U.S.-led covert regime change operations: shockingly routine", written in English.

https://geopolitiekincontext.wordpress.com/2024/02/12/u-s-led-covert-regime-change-operations-shockingly-routine/

Its synopsis reads: "The US toppled Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. The right to interventionism that the US claims is well established worldwide." Very topical, now that the results of the elections have finally been revealed and we are on the eve of a tug-of-war over the question of who should become Prime Minister of Pakistan. A stable Pakistan is of decisive importance for China's Belt and Road Initiative project.

Posted by: Paul-Robert | Feb 12 2024 6:01 utc | 98

Re: Posted by: Inki | Feb 12 2024 3:50 utc | 91

On another point the only reason you would plan a frozen bakery in Ukraine was if the SMO was about to end.

There’s no way the SMO is anywhere close to ending - the Russians don’t even control Donbas yet - let alone Odessa and the Black Sea coast!

Posted by: Julian | Feb 12 2024 6:27 utc | 99

The same material logic that prevents the US from defeating China in the Taiwan straits makes a Chinese attempt to, for instance, protect Nicaragua from the US a non-starter.

Posted by: Honzo | Feb 12 2024 5:10 utc | 95

That’s where proxies come into play, the whole Cold War was played out on that tableau. Granted you’re not wrong about geography, but if you’re China or Russia would you rather have Eurasia or Latin America?

The choice is obvious of course. Pushing America back into its own sphere of influence is what the Ukraine Russia war is a part of.

The question you have to ask is do Russia and China even care about Latin America? If they do there are proxies they can use to poke at the US. I suspect though that will only last until the US disengages from Eurasia.

Posted by: James M | Feb 12 2024 6:47 utc | 100

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