A View To The End

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Since the failure of the Ukrainian offensive last summer, the question that remains unanswered is how does the war in Ukraine end? All wars end eventually, with most ending in a negotiated settlement. If the Ukrainians armed with everything NATO can supply are unable to push back the Russians, then their most logical next step is to find a solution at the negotiating table. The West should also be looking for a way out of what has become a quagmire for them.

To date, Ukraine has showed no signs of understanding their position in the war, instead demanding more weapons and the unconditional surrender of Russia. The West has also ruled out a negotiated settlement. Europe is still talking about finding new weapons to send to Ukraine and Washington just secured a new aid package. Ukraine has also passed a new mobilization bill with the aim of press-ganging what amounts to a new army while not demobilizing existing forces.

That is the first clue as to where things are heading. Various Ukrainian sources have made statements about the current state of the army. Military sources say the army is forty percent short of men. They need 100,000 new soldiers to fill the front lines and another 150,000 for reserves. Do a little math and that means they need an army of 625,000 to match the Russians and currently have 375,000. In other words, they are currently outnumbered by at least two-to-one.

The first thing to note here is that the Ukrainian government, Zelensky himself, has claimed to have mobilized one million men. This is explains this Washington Post story last month focusing on the 700,000 missing men. This works out to be about thirty thousand men per month, which lines up with Russian figures on the Ukrainian losses, both killed and severely wounded. It also explains why Western intelligence sources have said Ukraine could collapse this summer.

This would also explain the fanaticism with which the regime pushed to get the Ukraine spending package through Congress. The administration is now haunted by a much larger version of the Afghanistan debacle unfolding in Europe. Imagine millions of Ukrainian refugees flooding into Europe right around when Trump is doing a presidential debate from prison. The hope is that an influx of aid will hold off the inevitable for long enough to drag Biden’s carcass across the finish line.

The spending package itself is the typical boondoggle. Most of the money is going to friends of government to help them further rob the middle-class. Another ten billion will go to Ukraine to pay salaries and pensions. Much of it will be stolen. Another fifteen billion could pay for weapons, but the warehouses are empty, and the West lacks the things Ukraine needs. There are no air defense systems or artillery tubes sitting around waiting to be sent to Ukraine.

There is a bigger problem with sending aid to Ukraine. it appears the political situation inside the Ukraine military is becoming unstable. The Azov battalion, for example, has become increasingly insubordinate. An ultranationalist brigade made up of Right Sector volunteers had to be disbanded due to insubordination. Some elite units have chosen to surrender rather than fight. These are all signs of an army that is exhausted from two years of fighting a war of attrition.

Another clue as to where things are heading emerged recently when the Russian U.N. representative, Vasily Nebenzya, warned the West that not only would further military aid to Ukraine make no difference, but it would mean “the only peace discussion it would have was of Ukraine’s unconditional surrender.” Additionally, members of the Putin government have now made it clear that there will be no negotiations with Zelensky or Ukraine as long as Zelensky is president.

Up to this point, the Russians have been careful to keep the door open to sitting down with the Ukrainians to hammer out a deal. Their position in 2023 was that they would like to return to the deal worked out in Istanbul in 2022. That changed this winter to that deal being the starting point of a new potential deal. Now it is clear that there is no interest in dealing with Zelensky at all and that soon the Russians will abandon the idea of a negotiated settlement entirely.

These three data points now frame what can happen next. Washington is not interested in any deal with the Russians. The Russians have concluded they cannot deal directly with the Ukrainians and there may be no deal with the West. The rapidly deteriorating condition of the Ukrainian military means it will break in the next year but could also collapse at any time. In other words, the war is now a game of chicken in which the West just assumes the Russians will blink.

What this suggests is that inside Washington has evolved an absolutist point of view in which the only tolerable outcome is the absolute position. In the case of the Ukraine war, the only acceptable outcome is the total submission of Russia. All other scenarios are ruled out as intolerable. We saw this with the Ukraine spending bill. There was no room for negotiations. Attempts to negotiate resulted in greater demands until the Republicans folded and submitted to everything.

In other words, even as conditions in Ukraine deteriorate, it is unlikely the West will seek out a deal with the Russians. Instead, they will seek ways to drag out the inevitable, operating on the assumption that the Russians will eventually blink. This is an irrational position, as the Russians have no reason to change course. If anything, they have new motivations to find additional pressure points on the West. Based on recent statements, the Russians seem to understand this.

This may be a foreshadowing for what lies ahead for the West. The adoption of an absolutist position is a sign of fear. Instead of adapting to changing conditions, the leadership is becoming paranoid and delusional. There is a Hitler in the bunker vibe to what we are seeing in Washington. That means the end game in Ukraine may be a clue as to how things unfold for the American empire across a range of things. The end game of the empire is coming into focus.


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Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Oh, FFS, people, own up to your own culpability.

Stop buying Chinese shit, they stop making it.

Stop buying Amazon, buy from your local mom&pops, and the Amazon vans stop rolling.

This whole shitshow is people catering to the choices you and your neighbors make.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
1 month ago

I don’t know if there needs be a draft to round up the fleeing White men; I wonder if, instead, squatting will be normalized as was rainbow teachers, tranny rights, or criminal release. Dispossession is dispossession, and dispossession is conquest.

Some Guy
Some Guy
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

Your words make me want to fight, as futile as that fight may be under our current situation. Good Lord, what will I do?

You don’t want to waste your big burst. Charging the machine gun turrets and all in a frenzy of futility…

Good Lord, what will I do?

Hokkoda
Member
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

Squatting mostly affects wealthy people with >1 home they visit infrequently. The practice will be quickly ended because it affects the wrong people.

Somewhere deep in the bowels of government, someone is looking for a way to force Americans to house illegals. No doubt somebody in said government has made the argument that the Constitution only prohibits quartering troops, not illegals.

We are being ethnically cleansed, though. Can’t protest, that’s a crime now, for example. Even when they blatantly steal an election…

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Hokkoda
1 month ago

It’s not that complicated. Congress passes a law saying you’re required to house illegals (or whomever), president signs it, and it’s law. As you say, it’s not unconstitutional.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

As if the constitution is anything now.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Hokkoda
1 month ago

It probably will be done via taxation prior to outright confiscation. Biden is proposng upping the capital gains tax to roughly 50 percent for those who earn a million. OK, yawn. But that is just the opening shot. Quartering as the new home mortgage interest deduction?

Some Guy
Some Guy
1 month ago

Our troubles are mostly due to the chosen. Sure, there are other factors, like greed for cheap labor and personal corruption, but the chosen are the most consequential factor. We must address this. After that, white Nationalism, where Christians and non-Christians separate and pledge to mutual self-defense. The government should incentivize traditional sex roles and monogamy. If some lady is gifted in a masculine way, like Leni Riefenstahl or Amelia Earhart, then let her do her thing, but treat her as an exception and don’t glorify her. We must be willing to nullify the obnoxious exceptions, especially homo men. The… Read more »

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Some Guy
1 month ago

Finance has its place, but finances supposed to facilitate the workings of the economy. Finances become the tail wagging the dog. The incentives that are making that happen need to be changed. I pretty much agree with everything you wrote except for the part about homo males. I agree with not glorifying the activity or encouraging it, but at the same time, we all have a limited time on earth. We shouldn’t go out of our way to make anybody fly miserable we don’t have to. I wouldn’t be so hard on them, I was just make sure we make… Read more »

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

That is a pretty bad Google translation/autocorrect. Let me try again: Finance has its place, but finance is supposed to facilitate the workings of the economy. Finance has instead become the tail wagging the dog. The incentives that are making that happen need to be changed. I pretty much agree with everything you wrote except for the part about homo males. I agree with not glorifying the activity or encouraging it, but at the same time, we all have a limited time on earth. We shouldn’t go out of our way to make anybody be miserable we don’t have to.… Read more »

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

TempoNick: Meanwhile, they make everyone else miserable with their antics and demands. They are not naturally happy people, and need attention and admiration from normal people to reassure themselves that they are special.

Your pious ‘tolerance’ is what got us into this mess in the first place.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

I’m not at all a tolerant person. I’m just somebody who doesn’t care. Abort to your heart’s content, have butt sex to get your heart’s content. No to get off my nose and I’m not going to let politics get me in a lather over it.

I’m also not for making people’s lives miserable unnecessarily. There have always been homos, nothing you can do about it other than strongly discouraging it. I think our society is a little more advanced than the ones who throw them off of buildings, don’t you? Shouldn’t you have some humanity toward your fellow man?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

@Nick, I was more or less with you right up until the last couple sentences.

No, you cannot “tolerate” any amount of evil. I’m not saying drag them out of their homes and string them up, but I am saying you can refuse to sell them jack. If they choose to respond by moving back to the blue hives that spawned them, fine.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

Deal for homos: Don’t tell, won’t kill.

Ihmc
Ihmc
Reply to  Some Guy
1 month ago

“If some lady is gifted in a masculine way, like Leni Riefenstahl or Amelia Earhart, then let her do her thing, but treat her as an exception and don’t glorify her.

We must be willing to nullify the obnoxious exceptions, especially homo men.”

You discriminated against men in that part, and I downvoted the entire comment, which I’d’ve up voted without that lack of equity re the two sexes.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Some Guy
1 month ago

Don’t have a problem so much with the stock market per se; it is the insider trading, scams, and bailouts (aka corruption) that cause most the issues. In particular, Congresscritters’ immunity from insider trading prohibitions.

Whiskey
Whiskey
1 month ago

Since my other comment got eaten, we know several things. 1. The Regime through State/CIA affiliated NGOs spent a lot of money (and in the Ukraine bill will spend billions more) recruiting out of Latin American and West African prisons the worst of the worst military age men to immavade the US and funded their every step. Why? Manpower obviously but for what? 2. The Regime has gone all in on Transgender in girls locker rooms through the WH Title IX declaration. Even the most lunatic woke Cool Wine Mom does not want her middle school daughter molested by weirdos… Read more »

Whiskey
Whiskey
Reply to  Whiskey
1 month ago

Replying to my own comment, the complication is that domestic elements are moving to defenestrate ((())) out of the Ivies, again. And eventually (since they feed into there), Wall Street. That is a direct threat to the dynastic interest of (((Wall Street))). Ilhan Omar wants her kid as the big shot, not Larry Fink’s. Simple as that. [FT reports that Larry Fink is spending half a million a month of Blackrock money on security]. The Dynastic interests, the most powerful, may just have the Wall Street (a money laundering operation for Intel) work with its faction to replace Brandon with… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Whiskey
1 month ago

To piont #4, it’s kind of curious that 3 GAE plants (2 US, 1 UK) tasked with producing 155mm shells have suffered fires or explosions in the past couple weeks.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

and that’s about all of them if I’m not mistaken

Whiskey
Whiskey
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

Probably most of them. And the damage will not easily be rectified. The game the Intel people were playing with assassinations in Moscow of Darinya Dugina, the mil-blogger, and Crocus City Hall attacks not to mention numerous Black Sea attacks on Russian shipping was not going unanswered. Note too we have about 1,000 service men and women in Niger being held hostage along with those at the Embassy, and Djibouti is about one big riot from over-running our base there as the people and government have sided with Yemen (and yes China has a big base there also). Things can… Read more »

Zulu Juliet
Zulu Juliet
1 month ago

If the Russians can undertake offensive operations like you are saying, then its even worse for the West because the Russians retain the initiative. Every day without a negotiated settlement hurts Ukraine and the West more that the Russians. The Western Progressive Elite is so used to pushing around their own people and never giving an inch that they can’t conceive of actually negotiating in good faith to achieve the least worse result. It might have been an undesireable outcome to give Russia what it was asking for three years ago. But now Russia will get what it was asking… Read more »

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Zulu Juliet
1 month ago

I’ve been toying with the idea lately that what we are seeing in foreign relations is the same behavior that you see in hardball business tactics. You can vanquish another business, but it’s hard to keep millions of people down for long. I hesitate blaming the Jews for everything, but I do wonder if the Jews have too much of a hand in foreign policy and whether we witness the same behavior we witness from them in business. And the other thing is that the American propaganda we grew up with about being the shining city on the hill. That’s… Read more »

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

At a time when 40% of American families can’t meet an unexpected expense of $400, Congress has just voted to give every Jew in Israel $2,000 .

https://fortune.com/2023/05/23/inflation-economy-consumer-finances-americans-cant-cover-emergency-expense-federal-reserve/

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Bilejones
1 month ago

And 1579 to every Ukrainian.

60B/38MM

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Bilejones
1 month ago

No, no, no don’t worry. Most of that is going to the MIC and US politicians. Feel better?

sentry
sentry
Reply to  Zulu Juliet
1 month ago

“The Western Progressive Elite is so used to pushing around their own people and never giving an inch that they can’t conceive of actually negotiating in good faith to achieve the least worse result.”

russia didn’t have blacks on plantations and they defeated the nazis.

So it’s hard to call them racists and nazis and make it stick.

Without that trump card, js can’t push them around.

Mysterious Orca
Mysterious Orca
Reply to  sentry
1 month ago

Reasons why liberal-globalist Jews hate Russia and why Jews provoked a war between the West and Russia: 1. for the same reason why they are getting into conflict with China, and why they go after any self-determining local government – because it is not part of the GAE and therefore not under their Jewish control 2. for Putin taking Russia back from Jews, ending Yeltsin-era complete massive financial and natural resources rape by the indigenous Jewish ex-Soviet oligarch financial pirates and by Bill Browder, Larry Summers, and other Jewish Western financial pirates. Jews constantly make it plain that they hate… Read more »

miforest
miforest
1 month ago

the ukraine war is going Exactly as the people who own everything planned . they wanted to ust the captive us gov. to color revolution ukr. , the install puppets who would then provoke russia. then the plan was to genocide the ukrainians by feeding them into the killing fields intill they wer all gone. Other ukrainians would flee, by the millions. but genocide isn’t just killing, it also can be displacement . On of the first thing the new puppt government did when they got into power was sell our owners the workds best farmland at bottom dollar. https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/polish-president-revealed-foreign-companies-own-most-ukraines-industrial-agriculture… Read more »

Intelligent Dasein
Intelligent Dasein
Member
Reply to  miforest
1 month ago

Is anybody so stupid as to believe that those land deals will be honored by Russia?

This is another one of those truly bizarre tropes, right up there with Obama being the éminence grise behind Joe Biden. Blackrock will not be taking possession of diddly-poo in Ukraine. Of that, you can be certain.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
1 month ago

Yeah, especially after what Putin did to his own oligarchs, you think he’s going to let American oligarchs back in?

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

Turkey, for instance, officially frowns on Palestine, yet Turks still do roaring business supplying Israel with concrete and oil transhipments. Turkey still depends on reliable IMF loans. Turkey still gets a piece of Syria’s oil and grain. Ukraine is still getting paid by Russia for the gas pipelines. The Eurodollar system is still held hostage by the West, on top of $325 billion of Russia’s money. That’s a lot of rubles after conversion, for a country smaller in population than Mexico. This sort of double-dealing goes on in every country. It’s just hard price negotiation. Rulers have to accept tradeoffs,… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

ah shoot. blew the italics. sorry.
“is still getting paid” was all

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
1 month ago

Well, maybe diddly-poo.

miforest
miforest
Reply to  miforest
1 month ago

That refers to the part of russia is NOT intrested in . they do not want the headachs that comes with occuping the part of ukraone east of the dneiper river . it is not ethniclly russian like the donbass is , and would require huge expense and mapower for russia to take . chess , not checkers guys .

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  miforest
1 month ago

You mean west, but you are correct, miforest. Parceled-out Western Ukraine is the payoff to Poland and Romania. IMF loans and trainloads of brown immigrants will start arriving soon after.

Steveaz
Steveaz
Reply to  miforest
1 month ago

Agreed. Which highlights the ludicrousness of the media’s allegations that Russia was hell-bent on taking Kiev.

“OMG, the Russians are gonna slaughter ‘Krainian peeps in the Keev!” was the refrain for nye on four months.

Hogwash!

WTH would Russia do with a combative, indigent city of millions? Really? In today’s media environment?

Of course, taking “Keev” was never a Russian priority, and so, our ‘mainstream’ media has lied to us again!

Anything it takes to get its war.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  miforest
1 month ago

Ukraine reverts to being a farm-stand in the Polish Suburbs.

Tom K
Tom K
1 month ago

I read all the comments up to this post (129). I take it as a given that Russia doesn’t care what happens in the US elections. Therefore, they are just going to continue doing what they are doing. Sometime this summer they are going to achieve their goals in the Ukraine. Any negotiations are off the table, as top Russian officials have already stated. What happens in the US elections is anyone’s guess. Who knows who will be sworn in in January. It may be Trump, Biden, or some wild card. The intel blob is preparing for any eventuality. They… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Tom K
1 month ago

I doubt the intel blob is preparing for any eventuality. More likely, they have already decided (or been informed of) what the eventuality will be, and they are preparing for that specifically.

Just here in the last 2 or 3 weeks I sense an (even more) increased crackdown on dissent

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

Okay, but even if they are prepared for something specific doesn’t mean they’ll be able to control the consequences, Hanlon’s razor iow.

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
Reply to  Tom K
1 month ago

“The liberties of Americans will continue to be threatened until something breaks in the increasing chaos and then, probably in late 2024 or next year, “there will be weeks when decades happen.” The problem with this thinking is the idea that the solution (or at least the beginning of a solution) is somehow inevitable and baked into the cake. This system may die next week, but it could also limp on for decades. Worse, it may “die” in the global sense, but not bring any significant changes inside the country, other than us all being poor. You still get the… Read more »

Tired Citizen
Tired Citizen
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
1 month ago

@Tars A very sane and realistic comment. I don’t see a civil war happening. Only when there is absolutely nothing left to lose will people consider entering a conflict. It will result in a lot of chaos. Instead of us against them, it will more likely devolve into various tribes and clans just shooting anyone they don’t recognize. There will be carnage. That being said, I don’t think any of that will happen. In fact, I think the left will use time to slowly grind the White population down to nothing. There are already not enough actual “Americans” to really… Read more »

Intelligent Dasein
Intelligent Dasein
Member
Reply to  Tired Citizen
1 month ago

Only when there is absolutely nothing left to lose will people consider entering a conflict.

That’s not really true. People will jauntily enter a conflict not realizing that they are playing games with life and death, and will continue being obtuse about things even after the bodies start stacking up like cordwood. The Ukrainian situation certainly teaches us that much. Sometimes it takes people years to figure out they’re at war. The American Civil War is another case in point.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
1 month ago

Apples and oranges, re: fighting for the state in the army vs joining a peasant rebellion

If there were a 2024 equivalent of the Continental Congress raising an army to fight against the regime, I don’t think you’d see any shortage of volunteers

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
1 month ago

I don’t think that a resolution to the current situation is baked into the cake, I’m only stating what I think is most probable. And I’m not advocating that anyone “participate,” but only that people take steps to survive coming shortages and obviously, to protect oneself and one’s loved ones against looters and marauders. Remember, most people in civil war situations sit it out if they can.

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
1 month ago

Any such fight will be initiated by the Left not the Right. The Left is good at organizing such things and many Rightists wander about dumbstruck than people can be told to get a pallet of bricks ready in case of trouble or to get tents in a certain color. It seems like some conspiracy when in reality 10 year old kids with smart phone and cash can do it This lack can change whether authority wants it or not, thus the reaction to J6 and C-Ville but leave me alone individuals no matter how superior the fighters will lose… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Tom K
1 month ago

There’s a pretty good chance they do care, though they will never allow their fingerprints on it.

Trump will seek negotiations, as he’s done his whole life.

TempoNick
TempoNick
1 month ago

The Brent Spence Bridge is the I-71 / I-75 bridge connecting Cincinnati to Northern Kentucky. It has been over its capacity and a death trap and they’ve known they needed to replace it for at least the last 30 years. Even with the powerful Mitch McConnell in the Senate, they weren’t able to scrape up a measly 1.6 billion dollars to replace that bridge, even though 90% of it is in Kentucky. But they’ve got an open checkbook for Ukraine all because we’ve got a neocon cancer in our government and they’ve got sick fantasies about resurrecting greater Khazaria whether… Read more »

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

TempoNick: “they’ve got an open checkbook for Ukraine all because we’ve got a neocon cancer in our government and they’ve got sick fantasies about resurrecting greater Khazaria whether they realize it or not.”

But, most importantly, because David Barnea and his predecessors have just shy of half a century’s worth of high quality video & audio of B!tch McConnell molesting the underaged Cabana Boys at The Alibi Club [1801 I St. NW].

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Bourbon
1 month ago

Mitch, I have heard, was gently eased out of the Army because he was caught with his pants down with another soldier not a female. He knew the right people and was being groomed for politics after his Army time was up. He hasn’t changed and has to do whatever his masters tell him or else. I don’t know much about Kentucky politics but I suspect he has had his last couple elections fortified for him as has Graham.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Bourbon
1 month ago

That’s what the Jeffrey Epstein operation was all about.

manc
manc
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

Well, David Frum’s great grandmother was raped by a Cossack, so…

sentry
sentry
Reply to  manc
1 month ago

sure she was, based on rabbi tradition every white nation killed 6 million of them and raped their women.

Hokkoda
Member
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

The best part was the cheers and Ukraine-flag waiving after the bill passed.

“with the consent of the governed” is dead, if it ever was alive.

It’s good that they’ve given up pretending. Maybe the people on our side will wake up and realize there is no “base” of the GOP in a voting sense. The GOP’s base…is the CIA, the media, and Democrats.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

How about Ohio and Kentucky man up and fix the bridge? Make it a toll bridge, like everyone else does.

What difference does that bridge make to the rest of us?

Whiskey
Whiskey
1 month ago

Tucker Carlson and Joe Rogan believe in a recent interview that the Intel people control everything in the US and the West. Various Zerohedge articles make the same point. If you read between the lines of Putin’s complaints about “they” deep sixing his proposals to Clinton and Bush, it points to the Intel people. Who Chuck Schumer says can remove Presidents. Lt. Col. Vindeman, the Ukranian Shadow Defense Minister and National Security flunky, believed Trump should have been impeached for “ignoring the inter-agency consensus.” Since the Traumatic fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Intel Community along with the… Read more »

Imch
Imch
Reply to  Whiskey
1 month ago

There is a very tight-knit circle of people who can remove those who can remove Presidents.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Whiskey
1 month ago

Then Covid’s decimation really was more than a test run; it was the opening salvo. Whiskey’s too-plausible scenario sounds like the EMP.

Perhaps that’s why they’re still pumping up Trump. Fattening the pig for the slaughter. Take him down, to crush our last forlorn hopes with him.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
1 month ago

Military sources say the army is forty percent short of men

I forgot to note that the History Legends guy on YouTube spoke about this and how, even though the units are short 40% they’re actually short close to 100% in terms of frontline troops (as Z does reference here). A lot of the troops in the “back 60” are either incapable of frontline work, or (quite likely) they bribed their way to be there and will be in no mood to get moved into the trenches.

Paul Gottfried
Paul Gottfried
1 month ago

I like to share something personal that is relevant in this context. Some of you already know that I am an excellent chess player. Most adults, who know me, think I am the best in the world, and I always brag about it. Modesty is not a disease I suffer from. Every once in a while, I challenge some elementary school kid and defeat him in chess. I also mock him non-stop about how stupid and inexperienced he is. Actually that is quite true. Third graders these days are really dumb and cannot play chess against the smartest player in… Read more »

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Paul Gottfried
1 month ago

Don’t forget trying to resurrect Greater Khaszaria because you inherited your great-grandparents’ nightmares about the evil rooskies.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

Uncalled for, totally uncalled for. Get fucked, temponick.

That was a great parable. Splendidly done. Don’t ruin it.
I didn’t hear you noticing Glitch McConnell or Spike Johnson, either.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

That was worded wrong. It was just supposed to be a gratuitous crack against the jews, not directed at the author. I wish we had an edit button.

Paul Gottfried
Paul Gottfried
Reply to  Paul Gottfried
1 month ago

Title: “Gas Station Clerk Masquerading as Bobby Fischer”

Please share widely.

Vegetius
Vegetius
1 month ago

Alexander Mercouris said the Russians have got the Americans right where the Chinese want them.

How did it come to this?

The so-called foriegn policy establishment should be liquidated.

A Ouija board or the I-Ching would have produced better policy.

Jeremy H. Proffit
Jeremy H. Proffit
1 month ago

The playground of drone toys, automated machine guns, and other innovations will continue on until the war ends or the money gibs ends.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Jeremy H. Proffit
1 month ago

Funny thing is that the morons in charge seem to not have yet realized that drone toys are cheap enough to be used against states.

The Greek
The Greek
1 month ago

For a look inside this absolutist point of view look no further than Landsey Graham’s recent “rebuttal” of JD Vance: https://www.politico.com/news/2024/04/21/graham-slams-vance-ukraine-math-00153519 Graham’s “evidence?” He went to Ukraine and the Ukrainian general staff assured him that if they sent more money they could win the war. They told him the new conscription law would bring more than enough manpower to win the war, therefore it must be so. Nevermind those pesky facts and diving into the numbers. Come and listen to the Ukrainians! Now we could believe Graham is either A) lying. He knows the situation is dire, but he’s on… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  The Greek
1 month ago

If Graham were deliberately lying in contravention of the known facts, in all the pro GAE warmongering pronouncements that he has made over the years, then a lifetime Oscar would be a woefully insufficient recognition of his acting skill. He would put Olivier, Brando, and Day Lewis all to shame. So I’m with you, I think he actually believes his own bs.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  The Greek
1 month ago

I love the Seymour Hersh story last week that claims CIA director Burns (now a Cabinet level position) flew to Ukraine in January to tell Zelensky directly to stop stealing so much money and start spreading it around the lower echelons before he had a mutiny on his hands.

Good talk. I guess that was enough to fix it, because we’re going to send infinity dollars.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  ProZNoV
1 month ago

One wonders how much longer they will tolerate Hersh. At least a debanking seems in order

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

Hersh writes what he’s told to write. His stuff is straight from the intel community. Some of it is modified limited hangout that makes you believe he’s his own man but he writes some things that are press releases straight out of Langley.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Mike
1 month ago

That used to be true. I suspect it no longer is. NYT and WaPo don’t publish him anymore. He’s relegated to substack now. What the intel community wants propagated gets a much bigger audience than he’s getting now.

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  The Greek
1 month ago

Graham was in the Ukraine the day after the maidan coup – right behind John McCain. He has all this blood on his hands. I assume he’s got billions in offshore accounts for his cooperation.

Epaminondas
Member
1 month ago

I can assure anyone reading this that when the end game finally unfolds, AIPAC will be right in the middle of whatever is about to bring us down…probably some new-and-improved Middle Eastern shitshow.

george 1
george 1
Reply to  Epaminondas
1 month ago

They are certainly trying their best to get us to fight a war with Iran for them.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
1 month ago

Dagnabit! Them Ukies will get a civil war before we do!

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

The question is by how much — six months, a year, five years, a decade?

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

The fate of Ukraine is kind of beside the point. It’s not as if the “fall” of Ukraine would be the end of anything, with respect to the struggle between the GAE and Russia. Just lines on a map moving around. Renaming of some part of the map, when the time comes. But the struggle will go on. Nobody can afford to walk away. Which begs the question of whether or not either side is capable of winning, and what it would look like if they were. Yes, the GAE’s armaments production is inadequate, but that doesn’t mean Russia is… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

This war is about a lot more than Ukraine and has only just begun. Ukraine is just one front in a long war.

Gespenst
Gespenst
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

Who thinks Russia even wants to Blitzkrieg its way to Germany? We know the GAE wants its oligarchs to feast on the carcass of a defeated Russia, but Russia would be happy to be left alone.

Götterdamn-it-all
Götterdamn-it-all
Reply to  Gespenst
1 month ago

Yes, but we can dream can’t we? Russian tanks in Paris! London turned into glass! (Sigh.)

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Götterdamn-it-all
1 month ago

Götterdamn-it-all: “London turned into glass!”

Bro.

There are a solid 2000 years of Anglosphere history in London which will have to be removed to at least Wales [if not all the way to Greenland itself] before we can talk about glassing London.

We will glass NYC long before we will even consider glassing London.

Templar
Templar
Reply to  Bourbon
1 month ago

Then again, even as far back as the Middle Ages you had writers talking about how London was some strange foreign imposition on the English countryside.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Gespenst
1 month ago

Almost certainly they don’t want to. But they, like the GAE, are in a position from which they cannot disengage, regardless of who “wins” in Ukraine. So they can’t end the conflict without inflicting some sort of defeat on the west, or waiting for the west to implode, which could take a long time, who knows

sentry
sentry
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

“So they can’t end the conflict without inflicting some sort of defeat on the west, or waiting for the west to implode, which could take a long time, who knows”

the conflict will end with china beating usa.

till then russia has to stave off the european chiuaua countries. And by stave off I mean bomb them like US did Yugoslavia.

Templar
Templar
Reply to  sentry
1 month ago

“the conflict will end with china beating usa.”

As evil as the GAE is, that’s probably the last thing the world needs.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

The GAE survived a 20-year stalemate/phony war in Afghanistan. I doubt it can withstand another, particularly if the economic situation seriously erodes. It seems Russia has done well economically since the war. Regardless, the side that can politically best sustain economic pain will prevail a protracted fight. Based on available data, that would seem to be Russia. This may be a miscalculation, but it seems Russia does not want western Ukraine territory, let alone a blitzkrieg to Berlin. The GAE wants to carve up Russia. Which seems more likely–Russia absorbing the eastern half of Ukraine, or the GAE dividing up… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 month ago

I still think Russia will take Odessa to landlock a rump Ukraine and strongly control the Black Sea. Tiny Transnistria would also appreciate their biggest ally setting up shop more closely.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

The US is borrowing $10 Billion a day.
Next years interest payments will be 4% of GDP.
The US is fucked.
The war will be over in the next five years.

TomA
TomA
1 month ago

Connecting dots. Yes, existential desperation is the order of the day in DC. They are going all in. They must kill off the Trump candidacy one way or another. They must reelect the pants-shitter as a figurehead so that the real powerplayers can implement the final solution. Expedited tyranny is the only way for the parasites to survive the coming transition to a multi-polar world. They don’t care how much fiat currency must be printed because the dollar is going to die anyway. They are counting on most Americans being unprepared for the collapse and then using the ensuing mayhem… Read more »

Filthie
Filthie
Member
1 month ago

Alternatively: The Donks are done. Stick a fork in them. If they cheat in the next election the possibility of blood being shed is high. Were I an American…I’d put a few riflemen and observers on the mail in ballot boxes and the first mule to show up and stuff them…gets shot or kidnapped and beaten to a bloody green pulp. But that devolves into fed-poasting. The play here could be to drag this out until the election with the establishment loudly proclaiming glorious Uke bravery and victory all the way. Assuming a Trump win… he will instantly move to… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Filthie
1 month ago

Yep, got to have those “trip wires” in place. Nonetheless, doubtful the American public will buy off on a tête-à-tête with the Russians. Yeah, a good percentage will wave the flag—until the economy sinks fast upon the realization of war and total financial collapse of the GAE upon completion of the event. This would definitely be the acceleration event many here have hoped for.

The bottom line is as always, war is as much an economic undertaking as a military undertaking.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

It’s amusing that the GAE believes heritage Americans will be incensed and bay for Russian blood if a few thousand froggies get greased in Odessa.

Talk about misreading the room…

RealityRules
RealityRules
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

Yes. I have to believe that The Regime has lost too much credibility in order to mobilize the only men who will be conscripted not just to fight, but to fight effectively in a trench in the WW-I of the 21st century. In the end it doesn’t matter what I believe. I hope that they have done so much damage, and opened up so many fronts in their war of conquest, including the war against Heritage America, that not nearly enough men will go and fight for them. Conscription could be a moment of truth. I could see a scenario… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  RealityRules
1 month ago

Burning their Vietnam draft cards might have been the one thing the leftist boomers were unequivocally right about

Nick Nolte's Mugshot
Nick Nolte's Mugshot
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

If we go war with Russia I would plant a victory garden but the HOA doesn’t allow it and the city has an ordinance against keeping chickens. I guess I can support the cause by letting a Haitian immigrant family stay in my spare bedroom. USA! USA!

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Nick Nolte's Mugshot
1 month ago

If the BFE declares war on Russia, I’ll send care packages to Russians soldiers.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 month ago

After witnessing what recently transpired in the house of reps, it’s hard to believe an actual declaration of war would face great opposition. I can picture it. “Look, we’re doing it legally! Constitutionally!!! So what are you complaining about?”

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 month ago

Ostei: I will join you! And I’ll bet we won’t have to choose between male and female magazines to include, as I had to when I volunteered with the USO. One of the many reasons I quit – many of the ladies were ‘so proud’ of their daughters and granddaughters in the military.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Filthie
1 month ago

Why not just set up your own drop boxes and “delete” all those “ballots”?

If the problem persists, just stuff their ballot boxes with black powder and rusty nails. One thing you know for damn sure — there are no cameras on those ballot boxes.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Steve
1 month ago

Full disclosure. I don’t actually own any black powder. And, just getting out in front of things, I didn’t kill myself.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Steve
1 month ago

Oh, and just in case anyone is wondering, carbon disulfide is an excellent solvent for white phosphorus. Cut with a little ethanol (Everclear), it takes a while to evaporate enough for the phosphorus to do what it does.

Guest
Guest
Member
Reply to  Steve
1 month ago

Everclear..
Coke and chips party circa 1978.
Slurry is the word for the shag.

usNthem
usNthem
1 month ago

The government here really seems to believe it’s 1917 or 1941 and they can marshal the resources and population to tip the balance to all that’s “good, beautiful and democratic” in the world. However, back then, this country was run largely by competent White men, the population was largely White and most people had faith in the government. None of that is true anymore and it’s not even close. At this point, there’s nothing the GAE can do to alter the current trajectory. The $64,000 question is will they realize it, or be forced to, before it’s too late? Current… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  usNthem
1 month ago

Resources, not likely but possible. Population even less likely. I am morbidly curious to see the reaction to a GAE draft. Given no politician up for election in this cycle even dares broach the subject pretty much gives the answer.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  c matt
1 month ago

At attempted draft would cause the country to explode. It is about the only thing as of now that would. Ukraine is running out of troops right now. Even more than the lack of armaments, that’s the gorilla in the room. There may be alternatives explored ranging from immivaders to farming it out to…coming up blank there. But, yeah, a draft would be unimaginably volatile, although that certainly wouldn’t preclude one given how erratic the Regime is.

vinnyvette
vinnyvette
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 month ago

At attempted draft would cause the country to explode. It is about the only thing as of now that would.

No, not the only thing…
Physical harm to Trump.
And the rats are trying to strip away his secret service detail.

Intelligent Dasein
Intelligent Dasein
Member
Reply to  usNthem
1 month ago

You forgot to account for Bidenomics. Due to inflation, the $64,000 question is now $139,995, plus 10% for the Big Guy.

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
1 month ago

lol – good point!

Xman
Xman
1 month ago

The corollary to the question “Why has Ukraine not yet lost” is “Why has Russia not yet won?” We know what Russia’s goals are — 1) to reclaim the Russified territories in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, and 2) to prevent the remainder of Ukraine from joining NATO. It has achieved the first already; how can it achieve the second? By leveling Kiev and threatening to level the rest of Ukraine until Ukraine sues for peace. Why has Russia not leveled Kiev? Presumably because Russia thinks this will lead to NATO or NATO-backed Ukrainian attacks on Russian soil, expanding the war… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Xman
1 month ago

The quickest (and surest) way to bankrupt ZOG is to put in place a currency to challenge the dollar. Likely, it would be a joint venture backed mostly by China and Russia. But that is tricky, given China depends a lot on US markets, so a USD collapse would likely affect China significantly. We are in a Mexican standoff of sorts.

right2remainviolent
right2remainviolent
Reply to  c matt
1 month ago

or simply outlaw usury at all levels; personal, commercial, governmental. If parasitic banking organizations can’t rob you blind, they immediately lose their war chest.

Gespenst
Gespenst
Reply to  c matt
1 month ago

Zman wrote previously that the saner powers–China, Russia and perhaps India–want to get rid of dollar hegemony but know that they have to do it gradually to prevent a worldwide economic collapse. They know they have to install a replacement pillar before knocking down the rotten one.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Gespenst
1 month ago

That’s what they want to do, but I’m doubting that history is going to wait for them.

Hokkoda
Member
Reply to  Xman
1 month ago

They have achieved both. The NATO Secretary General said so a couple of weeks ago. Now, Blinken is still out there saying Ukraine will be in NATO, but the fact that he was countered a day later, by NATO, speaks volumes. You have the likely winner in 2024 also saying there’s no need for Ukraine to join NATO. Russia has achieved most of its goals. I think they might simply be grinding now to eliminate Ukraine as a viable force on Russia’s borders and to cause a political collapse that sees Zelensky deposed. If they’re patient, they might well get… Read more »

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Hokkoda
1 month ago

One of the reasons those Russian territories were attached to Ukraine was to keep pro-Russian sentiment in the majority. It’s going to be interesting to see what the sentiment of rump Ukraine is going to be after this war is over.

Hokkoda
Member
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

They have to watch out for peasant revolt. I’m sure the Ukrainians know Zelensky is a puppet. The citizens living under puppet regimes of the past have typically not treated the puppets well in the aftermath.

Probably why we got a blizzard of weird news about Zekensky buying multimillion dollar property in the West. I’ve never believed in coincidences.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Hokkoda
1 month ago

But the trouble is that most of the anti-Russian sentiment comes from the Greek Catholic portions of Ukraine. (Orthodox liturgy, but under jurisdiction of the Pope.) They were, what, 20% of the population? Now they are, what, 40% maybe

Sub
Sub
1 month ago

It’s hard to believe that the DC people actually believe all the nonsense they spout, but their behaviors seem to indicate they do.

I saw a thread on 4chan the other day talking about the idea that Homo sapiens had developed a parasite similar in kind to slave maker ants like Polyergus.

Initially I thought it was just another /pol/ schizo thread, but I reconsidered after seeing video footage of Congress this weekend. You could practically see the brain slugs jiggling while they chanted “Ukraine!”

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Sub
1 month ago

Shades of the Ceti Eel from Star Trek II? Or was your opinion like mine, that they did this as a massive FY to us dirt people?

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Steve
1 month ago

That’s part of it. Anything they think “maga” doesn’t like, they get super enthusiastic about. Since “maga” is evil, ergo supporting the opposite of what it wants must put them on the side of the angels. Explains a lot of the insanity going around. The “border,” the jabs, homeaux/trans, negro worship, support for “Ukraine”….. these are all ways to affirm and announce one’s moral superiority

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

And, to be fair and completely up front, I almost reflexively oppose everything globoheauxmeaux supports. As far as I’m concerned, we share no first principles whatsoever. We have no common ground and therefore no basis for living together under the same political umbrella.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

JZ-

Yes, to the controllers, this is one of the perks of holding luxury beliefs.

There was a young fellow who recently did some good pieces on this, but his name escapes me.

Falcone
Falcone
1 month ago

Anyone else starting to feel the buzz that people are beginning to see Israelis as losers? It’s in the air

No one likes losers, especially Americans.

That attack on Iran was pathetic. Plus hezbollah is going to whip their asses. Forget Iran.

Iran hit a military base in Israel. I don’t see how anyone can understate how bad that was for Israel. Imagine a missile hitting one of our bases. It would be 9/11 turned up to 11. Double that.

Once the idea begins to stick that Israelis are losers, it’s game over.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  Falcone
1 month ago

America loves scrappy underdogs and winners. Israel managed to convey both for a very long time. In their recent scuffles, it’s hard to look like an scrappy underdog when you are bombing food trucks.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Falcone
1 month ago

I’ve taken heat here before for this, but Jews always have been the junior partners to the Puritans. Yes, they are extraordinarily powerful and vicious, but they lack the discipline and stability of the Yankee and as a result cannot be paramount. That take may be wrong, mind you, but either way the sun is setting on their perch in the United States. It is not without irony that the feral children of the Puritans are giving them so much grief now, and those they used as weapons against us have been turned on them. Some yesterday were calling for… Read more »

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Jack Dodson
1 month ago

I’m sure that was true in the past, I don’t think it’s true anymore. My sense is WASP/Yankee/whatever-you-call-it checked out with Dubya. And were probably on the way out long before, given the rise of evangelicals, Nixon’s southern strategy, etc.

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  Falcone
1 month ago

For decades they were portrayed as having a very disciplined well-trained military. Now you can see videos where they look like trigger-happy cowards.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Maxda
1 month ago

Another minority group springs to mind, doesn’t it?

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Falcone
1 month ago

Don’t know where you get this idea of why people are turning on Israel because they are “losers” now. My observation is it’s because the mask has fallen, and the true psychopathic nature of Israel has been laid bare, along with the noticing of their undue influence in the GAE. In other words, as 109 times before, they have overplayed their hand.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  c matt
1 month ago

Depends when you were born, I’d guess. ‘Loser’ Israel would be very disillusioning for some. Maybe even scary, as a lot of people tie the blessing of Israel to America’s fate. (Just felt a little sick tapping that lol.)

right2remainviolent
right2remainviolent
1 month ago

The reason there will be no change of course from our leaders’ side is that they are in an eschatological struggle and still pissed about the baptism of the Rus’ in 988.

Khazars gonna khazar I guess…

Falcone
Falcone
1 month ago

My sense of things is that Ukraine is to the U.S. what Afghanistan was to the USSR

This may be the thing that bleeds us dry. There is no way we can finance a major war effort in terms of artillery production and the like and replenishing our stocks and also coming up with new stuff without bankrupting the country. Especially at these interest rates. The infrastructure is already falling apart. The social fabric is pretty threadbare. And if the government only cares about war, I say it’s our Afghanistan.

pyrrhus
pyrrhus
Reply to  Falcone
1 month ago

The Soviets only lost 15,000 men in Afghanistan, about the same as the US in Afghanistan, so not very similar to the Ukraine…
The main problem to the US is that the Ukraine war has destroyed its credibility across the board, as US weapons fail to stand the battlefield test, and the sanctions have boomeranged badly, and Putin has become much stronger with a booming Russian economy…

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  pyrrhus
1 month ago

Ok, I’m not talking in terms of dead, but in terms of the thing that caused the system to buckle and then collapse

Our waterloo iow

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Falcone
1 month ago

Historical analogies are reaches, but I generally agree with this take (the simultaneous business in Israel is of a piece). Our Chernobyl was Covid, for certain.

Gespenst
Gespenst
Reply to  pyrrhus
1 month ago

Say what you will of the Russians in Afghanistan, when they left they took all their people and equipment with them. One of their generals was in the last vehicle that crossed the border on the way out.

Contrast that with how AINO left.

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
Reply to  Falcone
1 month ago

America’s Afghan moment will probably be Taiwan and not Ukraine. Russia is a proxy war and a loss could be blamed on NATO or Ukraine. There is plausible deniability of a loss.
Taiwan will not be a proxy war. It will involve America directly. It would be a loss that doesn’t like we just got bored with it like Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam. It would be a loss with carriers on the sea floor and lots of planes shot out of the sky.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
1 month ago

I don’t know that any war will be the GAE collapse, aside from one directly on our soil. What could hasten the collapse is the collapse of the USD. Perhaps these wars will be an indirect cause of the USD collapse, but the USD collapse could happen without such wars – e.g., if a BRICS currency ever gets going and the GAE printer can no longer go whirrrrr.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
1 month ago

Actually if I were the Chinese, I’d go for a damaged carrier that was then towed into a Chinese port. Parade the survivors on international television, that would be a soul-killing blow.

Jack Boniface
Jack Boniface
Member
1 month ago

Although there are no accurate numbers, Ukraine’s birth rate may be as low as 0.7 per woman. Russia’s has risen to 1.8. That’s the future.
https://www.intellinews.com/ukraine-s-birth-rate-plummets-to-300-year-low-as-country-s-population-collapses-321317/

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
1 month ago

Absolutely brilliant post today.

“This is an irrational position, as the Russians have no reason to change course. If anything, they have new motivations to find additional pressure points on the West. Based on recent statements, the Russians seem to understand this.”

It’s just outright stupid. Not just stupid, but nogger stupid. It’s like a moron playing a game of chess against a grandmaster. The empire is drawing to a close with morons at the helm.

Zulu Juliet
Zulu Juliet
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 month ago

One can sit down with a blank piece of paper and a pen and figure out in less than thirty minutes that there is no way Ukraine and the West can “win”.

It is absolute madness the folly continues. Arrogance and stupidity rules the West.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

They’re already making predictive programming about where the Ukraine situation ends up:

https://twitter.com/historyinmemes/status/1782129426098274666

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

Lol, GAE would be lucky to have enough working missiles for even 1% of that attack.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
1 month ago

ES-

I tend to agree.

Couple that with Russia’s strong air defenses and network of functioning fallout shelters and I don’t think a GAE nuclear attack would be all that successful.

mikebravo
mikebravo
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

Yay! It will be just like a video game. Go blue team!
Facking crazy!

Tarl Cabot
Tarl Cabot
1 month ago

Ukraine is the hill that the GAE has chosen to die on. They will never give it up, because to do so means the end of the Bretton Woods order. Either Putin falls or the GAE does. The only question is whether NATO troops will go in before or after the election. My guess is that they would prefer the latter, but if Biden looks hopeless come late summer, they could use war to justify de facto martial law. They won’t cancel the election, but the censorship and “ballot security” they put in place to prevent “Russian interference and disinformation”… Read more »

Drive-By Shooter
Drive-By Shooter
Reply to  Tarl Cabot
1 month ago

The hill for the GZAE to die on is called Zion. At most only the GLAE (global liberal American empire) will die in Ukraine. Jewish billionaires, the American Defamation League, the Southern Parasite Law Center, the HIAS, sundry rabbis, and so on are already plotting and playing their moves for the transition.

Drive-By Shooter
Drive-By Shooter
Reply to  Drive-By Shooter
1 month ago

HIAS: Hebrew Invasion Aid Society

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Drive-By Shooter
1 month ago

My other sense of things is that Israel is getting or may soon be tagged with the Loser label. Iran or even hezbollah will whoop their ass. Americans only like or admire Israel because of the image of them being this mighty little mouse beating up on moslems. Hoo rah!! Expose them as a bunch of losers, footage of them getting their asses kicked, and everyone, politicians included, will be running as fast as possible to get away being associated with them. And it’s coming. In fact I think the loser idea is already taking root. Its blossoming can’t be… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Falcone
1 month ago

Americans only like Israel because:

1. The juice run all our cultural institutions and have brainwashed Americans into believing juice perpetual victim status,

2. They are forced to believe or will suffer the consequences by the juice owned government and economic sectors, or

3. They are retarded Schofield bible believing evangelicals and think rebuilding the temple will force God’s hand – like swinging a chicken.

Mycale
Mycale
Reply to  Tarl Cabot
1 month ago

“Ukraine is the hill that the GAE has chosen to die on.”

I cannot say I am surprised, it is their ancestral homeland after all.

Hokkoda
Member
Reply to  Tarl Cabot
1 month ago

It’s not a stretch that if they fail to get Trump on these other scams, then they’ll go to war and make criticism of it a crime.

Oceana…

Gideon
Gideon
1 month ago

The Russophobes in the dissident right are really in coping mode, bleating out how we mustn’t forget that “Putin started this war.” That is a close analog to “Hitler started the war” being used as an excuse by the enemies of nationalism—or anyone with a sense of European identity whatsoever—to justify the total destruction of Germany, the slaughter of her civilian population and the subjugation of an entire country to permanent occupation (the Ukraine conflict may even be leading to a resuscitation of the Morgenthau Plan). It reflects a predilection on the right to romanticize the ideals of national socialism,… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Gideon
1 month ago

The Hitler fan bois tend to be selective if not outright historically ignorant. It is not without irony that the Left also is taking a page from that catastrophic affair with the Russia-Ukraine debacle and support of literal neo-Nazis.

Gideon
Gideon
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 month ago

Ah, yes, and expecting a different result this time.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Gideon
1 month ago

I don’t know that there’s a lot of anti-Russian sentiment in the dissident right. That’s mostly The Establishment right, don’t you think? Majority establishment right.

Gideon
Gideon
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

That may well be true for most of us here. You could get a different impression from the folks at the Scandza Forum. My point is for all the obsession with this period of history it’s surprising sometimes how little has been learned from the disaster—either by the left or the right.

Mycale
Mycale
1 month ago

Even though Afghanistan is oft-mentioned, what is never mentioned these days is the United States’ misadventures in Syria. The USA triggered a color revolution and ended up in a full-blown proxy war with Russia, and Russia won. This is without dispute. Obviously there was no introspection in DC after this defeat, nobody was fired, nobody was pulled off policy detail, and they just kept plodding along. Yet I am sure Russia learned a lot from it and they put it into use in Ukraine. Bottom line, they learned the USA is more bark than bite, and is really good at… Read more »

Gideon
Gideon
1 month ago

The Russophobes in the dissident right are really in coping mode, bleating out how we mustn’t forget that “Putin started this war.” This is a close analog to “Hitler started the war” being used as an excuse by the enemies of nationalism—or anyone with a sense of European identity whatsoever—to justify the total destruction of Germany, the slaughter of her civilian population and the subjugation of an entire country to permanent occupation (the Ukraine conflict may even be leading to a resuscitation of the Morgenthau Plan). It reflects a predilection on the right to romanticize the ideals of national socialism,… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Gideon
1 month ago

It reflects a predilection on the right to romanticize the ideals of national socialism, while mostly ignoring the results.

Not sure what you mean by this. The results of the German version of National Socialism were pretty impressive until the usual suspects rallied the rest of the world (or at least the most powerful of the rest of the world) to destroy it. And destroy it they did.

Bwana Simba
Bwana Simba
Reply to  Gideon
1 month ago

Who are you talking about? All the dissidents have been neutral or pro Russia. The only “right wingers” using those talking points are the normies and neocons.

Gideon
Gideon
Reply to  Bwana Simba
1 month ago
3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Gideon
1 month ago

Gideon: Counter Currents is hardly representative of the dissident right in general, let alone Zman in particular. CC went off the rails about Covid and Ukraine – akin to ‘citizenist’ Sailer and a guy called Aesop. That’s a rather oddball coalition – but it’s not the dissident right.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

CC is a LARPfest.

Most dissidents and other rational people in general want peace and our brothers and sisters to stop killing one another. The outlier is CC, and when combined with its Covid positions, it seems to only go in the wrong direction when the rubber meets the road.

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

Weird about Greg, he was on my short list for not going off the deep end. The times I got to talk to the guy I liked him. I hate to pile on, but I used to like CC a few years ago.

Gideon
Gideon
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

That’s a rather oddball coalition—but it’s not the dissident right.

Agreed. But an even odder coalition may be that of European nationalists with their globalist leaders. Don’t really follow them, apart from Fróði Midjord, so I’m no expert. Like Z, I mostly ignore people when they “go off the rails.”

A more balanced discussion of the ethnonationalist European perspective on Ukraine, which I am interested in following, can be heard here:

https://martinmsellner.podbean.com/e/ukraine-war-the-right-with-joel-davis/

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

I still get “please read and send money” appeals from CC – deleted one just last week – although they banned me back in 2020. No idea who reads them – perhaps some of Sailers crowd.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

@3g, I still get spam from Red Cross, coming up on 4 years since I told them to FOAD because of their position on CoViD, and 3 years after I sent them another blunt missive about their facilitating migrants.

I put them on spam, but the bastards still filled up my voicemail. So I got a new phone, and let the telemarketers fight over who gets to leave me a voicemail that I delete unheard.

Bwana Simba
Bwana Simba
Reply to  Gideon
1 month ago

Others have already pointed out Counter Currents isn’t dissident.
As for citing a couple sources: Jim from Jim’s blog, Sev from Founding Questions, and the gamers from Kotaku in Action 2. Plus all the commentators. All the smaller blogs associated with these larger blogs also express neutrality or pro Russian sentiment. The war is dumb and will end with Ukrainian defeat, the war is a political shit show so the elite can steal everything that isn’t nailed down, Russia is the last bastion of Christianity, etc.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Gideon
1 month ago

You started with an invalid point, there are no Russophobes to speak of on the dissident right. The DR doesn’t really care about Russia and surely isn’t fearful of it. For us Russia is an example of how to turn around a dying society and culture, that’s all. Normie stuck in the Cold War is Russophobic, we aren’t. I certainly never thought the nationalists were our guys, they were easily recognized as semi-retarded dupes and tools of the thieving oligarchs.

WCiv911
WCiv911
1 month ago

If the Russians do prefer Biden over Trump then they may play along until after the elections to save Biden the embarrassment of losing another war.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  WCiv911
1 month ago

I guess it needs to be asked: if a foreign leader hated GAE and the legion of idiots that make up it’s subjects, and, wanted the absolute worst for them, which leader would they prefer?

The only thing that can be said, maybe, is that the current arrangement is so unpredictable as to be quite dangerous.

WCiv911
WCiv911
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
1 month ago

Because Biden is a treasonous economic, military, cultural disaster, i think that America’s enemies are cheering him on. Why confront America militarily when they are self destructing. Just be patient.

NateG
NateG
1 month ago

The Russians know how to deal with neocons and beat them, probably because they’ve spent a lot of time with them in the past. Most people would call it quits and move on, but neocons hate looking bad above anything else. The war will continue, the neocons will get beaten again, and we will all suffer because of it.

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
1 month ago

Putin has publicly stated recently that he doesn’t really know who’s in charge in the US. He has also stated that it doesn’t matter who is President. So I’d say he has a pretty good grasp of the situation here. That said, why would he negotiate? He’s winning. The Chinese have to back him up, or else they will get the same treatment. And he cannot trust anyone here to negotiate in good faith. The logic of war is emergent, like any other dynamic mass human interaction. What might have worked one year ago may not work now. When you… Read more »

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Captain Willard
1 month ago

The Russians have the American’s exactly where China wants them.
The Doran.

ProzNoV
ProzNoV
1 month ago

When Afghanistan collapsed, not a single general was fired, no politician paid a price, no NGO was audited, no money was returned by contractors for unfinished infrastructure projects, no Congressional hearings were held to determine what went wrong and to prevent future debacles.

That was 20 years of greased palms (only with blood, not grease). They’re doing it again in Ukraine, and when the grift stops there, it’ll start up immediately in some other unlucky nation.

People complain about how corrupt Ukraine is; they’re mere pikers compared to the US military congressional industrial complex.

Mow Knowname
Mow Knowname
Reply to  ProzNoV
1 month ago

Even using Biden-bucks, $60 billion is a LOT of money which is being stolen from the Imperial Capital.
Say that 1/2 of 1% gets re-routed: think you could make some friends with $30,000,000? Think 100 Republican Congressmen would say “no” to a $300,000 contribution, whether in cash or in kind?

Pozymandias
Reply to  Mow Knowname
1 month ago

Personally, I hope the crooks (both here and in Ukraine) steal as much as possible of this “aid” money. I know it benefits some really bad people but in the long run, stolen money can’t buy weapons to drag out the lethal conflict. Massive graft also sets up some good propaganda opportunities when and if the tables turn. You wouldn’t need to lie or stretch the truth. Just a nice documentary with a film crew touring some MIC oligarch’s 15th “summer home” in some lavish location would be all you would need to convince everyone of the need for the… Read more »

Hun
Hun
1 month ago

I heard that Trump was of tremendous help towards getting the Ukraine package approved. Amazing.

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
Reply to  Hun
1 month ago

It’s the path of least resistance for him. He doesn’t want to be blamed for the unfolding debacle. And he figures that $60B is a drop in the bucket. I’m not justifying it, but I think it’s an explanation.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  Captain Willard
1 month ago

I think after 8+ years of Trump talking and failing to live up to expectations, it’s time to stop trying to find excuses for the man.
I know what you mean, but (assuming you are right), his actions are just too pathetic, too spineless and too lame. He has this brash, straight talker, fighter-for-the-common man public persona, but he always betrays, makes the wrong choices and shows his lack of convictions. He’s not even entertaining anymore.

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
Reply to  Hun
1 month ago

I’m not justifying it, but I think it’s an explanation.

ICYMI 🙂

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Hun
1 month ago

Agreed. Ultimately, he’s just another dam’ cuck.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Hun
1 month ago

As they say, perfect is the evil of good. Name someone better who has a realistic chance to win the presidency.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

^^^ enemy, not evil

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

The presidency? Who gives a flyin’ crap about the presidency? That position is held by a Hutu-and-perv-worshiping and anti-white tyrant for as long as it exists.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

Ostei Kozelskii: but you still can’t name anybody who would be better than Trump has been. A lot of people mention Rand Paul, but what has he done? Like his dad, all they do is talk and grandstand when they have a point they want to make. Name somebody who would be better not at just talk, but at having an impact. None to my knowledge.

(And DeSantis doesn’t count. He’s just picking on low-hanging fruit like trannies for the most part.)

Hun
Hun
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

Winning for the sake of winning, without the ability (or will) to do anything of positive consequence is the same as losing.
It doesn’t matter who wins, because the system is rotten beyond redemption.

Mycale
Mycale
Reply to  Captain Willard
1 month ago

I am kind of over it, to be honest. He’s blasting every day about how Dems are the real antisemites and we need to back up Israel no matter what and Jews need to vote for him because he supports Israel. While it makes a lot of sense for him to say this right now, in the end, his best case scenario is that Jews end up giving their money to him instead of Brandon, but what will they get out of it? And when they get something out of it, what do I lose? I voted for the guy… Read more »

Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  Mycale
1 month ago

Jews are souring big-time on Biden thanks to his mixed messaging over Israel/Gaza/Iran. Now we have the Columbia (and other colleges’) protests, Jewish students told to stay home. First direct attack on Israel by Iran. IDF units sanctioned. NATO “ally” Turkey publicly supporting Hamas. October 7 atrocity. Massive spike in anti-Semitism worldwide.

Mycale
Mycale
Reply to  Jannie
1 month ago

Who cares, dude. Nobody has given me a good reason why I should care more about the feelings of the most privileged people on the planet (Ivy League students) over the victims of the war crimes Israel is conducting on a daily basis. Trump telling me that supporting him is de facto supporting this is actually offensive to me as a Christian and a human being.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

I have to admit that the source I read was also quoting Tracey: https://archive.is/vckep

So maybe you are right (and I am wrong).
My excuse is that given the amount of alleged 4D chess played by Trump over the past 8 years, this would fit the pattern neatly.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Hun
1 month ago

It wouldn’t surprise me if true. On the other hand, his enemies after Ukraine is lost want to claim he also supported the war and simultaneously caused the loss.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  Jack Dodson
1 month ago

FWIW Fox: Former President Trump’s Ukraine loan idea could be what unifies Democrats and Republicans in the Senate as they look to provide aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. BBC: The speaker is also planning to bring a Ukraine military aid bill to a vote next week, months after existing aid funding lapsed. When asked about the issue, Mr Trump said: “We’re looking at it right now, and they’re talking about it, and we’re thinking making it in the form of a form of a loan instead of a gift. AP: Johnson understands he needs Trump’s backing to conduct almost… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Jack Dodson
1 month ago

@Hun: “Trump would certainly say something if he were against it, right?” Again, if he actually did this, I would not be surprised at all. That said and to answer your question, no, not necessarily. Why would he go on record either way beyond the vague comments you quoted? Just as the Left always bribes a Republican or two to claim something is “bipartisan,” they want to spread the blame for Ukraine far and wide. Whether Trump provided them the cover or not does not matter. The rubber will hit the road later this year if Ukraine collapses and calls… Read more »

Hun
Hun
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Yes, I alluded to this in my other comment. “Trump would certainly say something if he were against it, right?”
To me, this is actually damning and it fits the theory that he supported it secretly, while trying to keep plausible deniability publicly.
Or he is making a calculated decision to stay out of this, which shows his lack of character.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

There is nothing to be gained by him saying anything. I do not trust Trump at all, but he’s been incredibly disciplined of late. That old line about the prospect of hanging focusing the mind may be relevant.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Jack Dodson. Understood. You are probably right.
It still bothers me.

Hokkoda
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Ukraine aid is massively unpopular. If it was popular, it would have passed 7 months ago. If he wades in, the spotlight comes off OBiden and onto Trump. Trump’s position on Ukraine is that if he’s elected it’ll be over in 24 hours. He’s not running on this or that funding issue. Also, I think there is some fear that the Speaker will be removed and replaced with Hakeem Jeffries. A bill would be immediately advanced to remove Trump from the 2024 ballot. The Senate would pass it. The Supreme… Read more »

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Trump’s oddest quality: Nobody hates him honestly. Even the best-observed list of his failings has to have one weird lie or perfect misjudgment in it. Many, many people’s way of relating to him is by adding more “misinformation” to the pile. I know a similarly cursed guy in everyday life. Even his own wife’s negative impressions of him aren’t true. When he corrects her she remembers she’s wrong about him, but the same wrong idea always gradually fades back in. And *everybody* lies about him. I’ve never figured out what causes it. All he has in common with Trump is… Read more »

MikeCLT
MikeCLT
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Trump would support the funding to Ukraine because he doesn’t want himself or the GOP to be blamed when Ukraine collapses. Yes. its a waste of $60 billion but that is a small amount considering what 4 more years of Biden will cost.

Jkloi
Jkloi
1 month ago

Why fight for a regime that declared a war on the American people unofficially in 2016 but officially in 2020? Any douchebag in uniform, serves for or votes for thee regime on the Potomac, the Hudson or off the west coast is ultimately a nothing, a stooge. Who in the republican party still falls for that patriotic bullshit, guess a lot from their threats against johnson who fucked up his career. Don’t understand their mindset unless they love being the bottom for the new deal regime. Watching ukraine flop this summer and watching their lies, propaganda, their explanations, their narrative,… Read more »

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Jkloi
1 month ago

I grew up near Johnson’s district, not in his shithole state thankfully and have watched it from afar for a while. I had never heard of him before he became Speaker, he was just an inconsequential backbencher who was elected in a district where Satan would win running as a Republican. He looks like a creepy little pervert so I imagine he is easily blackmailed but I have no sense of his electability after all this. The district is mostly evangelical so the support of Israel will likely go over well but I can see problems with the Ukraine aid… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Mike
1 month ago

My money is on that they have pictures of Speaker Johnson with his dick in 12-YO boys. Been looking for anyone who will take that bet, but even Vegas isn’t touching it.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Steve
1 month ago

Yeah, that’s my guess too. He looks like a stereotypical deeply closeted gay guy. If I had to guess it’s maybe his black son among others.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Steve
1 month ago

(((Vegas))) would never touch anything like that.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  TempoNick
1 month ago

Oy, Veygas!!!!!

Keith Wilson
Keith Wilson
1 month ago

Sevastopol harbour has taken a big hit, one Russian vessel ablaze. Unconfirmed reports that it’s the Kommuna, Russia’s largest salvage ship which has been in constant service with the Russian Navy since 1912. According to Mark Warner, chairman of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, there are a fair number of ATACMS in the first delivery tranche for Ukraine, they’ll be in-theatre in under a week. A Slovakia citizen launched a crowdfunding campaign to contribute to buying shells for Ukraine. Otto Simko is a 99-year-old Holocaust survivor and veteran of the 1944 Slovak national uprising against the Nazis, was a key… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Keith Wilson
1 month ago

Two million Euros to buy shells, huh? What shells?

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 month ago

Shells R Us, mayhap…

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Keith Wilson
1 month ago

Germans fell down on the job again I see. You can’t depend on them to do a job right.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Keith Wilson
1 month ago

Amateurs.

A full-on Turkey-Russia alliance is not out of the realm of possibility. If When Russia gets rid of all Ukrainian coastline, and Turkey locks down Bosporus…

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Keith Wilson
1 month ago

“Baghdad Bob”->”Kyiv Keith”

theRussians
theRussians
Member
1 month ago

we were supposed to care about israel, and we don’t, so back to milk the last successful psyop. the grift must continue. having said that, the celebration after voting the $60B+ bill was grotesque.
I promise to vote harder.

Jkloi
Jkloi
Reply to  theRussians
1 month ago

Reminds me of a scene from the hbo miniseries john adams. Ben Franklin was doing his diplomatic rustic bullshit in the French court and the French aristocrats were singing songs and waving American flags showing their loyalty to the new American cause. Within less than 20 years, that government doesn’t exist with a great majority of those aristocrats and the king beheaded, dead or exhaled and Europe succumbing to 20 years of wars that accomplish squat and shit. A fitting future for the American regime that will come for supporting a dumbass empire and using their citizens as fodder, just… Read more »

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
1 month ago

> a post about Wiley Coyote

That’s Wile E. Coyote. Please give your researchers a few more lashes.

Outdoorspro
Outdoorspro
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 month ago

“Wile E. Coyote. Super-Genius.”

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
1 month ago

In the minds of our rulers, collapse of Ukraine is better than a negotiated surrender in which Washington is at the table. A collapse can be blamed on others – Ukrainians weren’t brave enough, the Republicans waited too long to pass the spending bill, China was helping Russia, Russia was mindlessly throwing human waves at Ukraine, etc. Blame others, walk away and have the media never speak of Ukraine again. But negotiations are an admission of failure – our leaders’ failure. Also, the negotiations would take weeks, maybe months, so it would be in the public view day after day.… Read more »

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 month ago

That’s possible or maybe they just don’t mind that a million Ukrainian men perish?? Maybe Black Rock decided that tombstone masonry is the new hot stock. Globohomo is sick enough for that kinda behavior

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
1 month ago

If a million men perish, there is little hope for a resurgent Ukraine. Similar to the USSR after WWII, there simply will not be enough men for the remaining women to maintain a replacement population.

Perhaps that’s a part of the plan to restock Ukraine with a new (non-White) population?

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

The Blackberry Fruitcake Empire has created little Congos in Minnesota, Wyoming, Idaho, etc., so why not create a huge one smack dab in the middle of lily-white Slavdom? That would certainly be in keeping with their various demoniac projects.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Might indeed be their plan

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Greater Yiddistan.

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 month ago

The collapse will be as bad as Afghanistan or the last days of Saigon.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Maxda
1 month ago

No, it won’t be nearly as bad optically because our troops won’t be there.

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 month ago

You hope. Maybe they’ll let Odessa get captured without French or American troops intervening.

Our troops except embassy Marines weren’t in Saigon, but they had to evacuate all civilians before the collapse.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Maxda
1 month ago

Hey, no one would be happier than me to see a PR disaster in Ukraine, something so embarrassing that its images are shown decades from now as a symbol of US defeat. But without US troops there, I’m not sure how that happens.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Maxda
1 month ago

Boy, I don’t know, @Citizen. I’d be pretty damn happy with that outcome, too. How could we determine which of us was the happiest?

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 month ago

Exactly, great comment. You never hear any concrete plans to achieve a Ukrainian victory. At most, we are treated to nebulous generalities such as the Spring offensive. Actual metrics would allow evaluation of progress and success. I’m not talking about the Help and Ho’s in Congress, who really revealed themselves as greedy children in the employ of their masters, but from the military itself. Given its degraded condition, this may be as simple as not wanting to endanger future employment and promotion opportunities. I agree this is the turning point. If there were to be future honest historians, the pending… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Jack Dodson
1 month ago

I was thinking of Suez, but I don’t think that it’s that bad for the US. That wasn’t just the end of the British as a world force but their submission to being a US vassal state. The US is still a major world power, indeed, the most powerful actor. We’re just not so powerful that we can defeat the others. Our reach is farther and our ability to put pressure on other countries is still beyond China and, definitely, Russia, but we can’t make other countries outside of region submit if they don’t want to. We’re now a regional… Read more »

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 month ago

Suez was when UK and French Clouds had to accept the reality. Others already had. A long-passed friend who was policymaker in the former said the British upper class still LARP’ed like it was 1925 until they were humiliated.

And, yeah, the British and French Clouds then were nowhere near as deranged as today’s versions.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Jack Dodson
1 month ago

Jack Dodson: As you probably recall, I initially took issue with your concerns about nuclear war. While I still find it unlikely, I now concur that the situation and players are crazy enough that nothing is off the table. And Israel definitely seems determined to provoke something, perhaps realizing the GAE is definitely in decline and thus wanting to utilize what’s left of its wealth and military power while the opportunity still remains. While people on this side of the divide generally note the lack of future time orientation and delayed gratification to be the natural habit of sub-Saharans, I… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

Normalcy bias apparently includes a belief in eternal physical life now. People talk about how the Imperial Japanese and elements of the Soviets and the Nazis were complete fanatics, but the GAE normies are in the same league. I cannot get past that within the span of about a year, people were masked and trembling in dark closets, and then emerged, puffed out their chests, and literally dared to be nuked. I don’t find a nuclear war at all unlikely when these type people are the norm. We had dinner with a couple of these types last night and they… Read more »

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 month ago

Yeah they might be able to sell that crap domestically, but even mud-hutters in the Middle East and Africa have figured out the score. Only nations/states with no other choice like Europe, Taiwan, and Israel are still hitched to the GAE truck going over the cliff.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
1 month ago

Oh yeah, I’m talking domestically in terms of the PR hit. Around the world, they understand what the US defeat in Ukraine and US impotence in the Middle East mean. The US is still a monster power, particularly with the dollar, but we can no longer force countries to bend to our will. We can still apply a tremendous amount of pressure, especially economic pressure, but we can’t outright force a decent-sized country to submit. In a sense, we’re going back to being a regional power. We can tell Europe, Canada and Mexico what to do, but outside of our… Read more »

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 month ago

Citizen: At this point I seriously question whether even Mexico gives a f*ck. It’s basically run by the cartels, who are organized throughout the US as well. They have people and pot growing in national forests and on Indian reservations. They have stash houses for sex trafficking in suburban neighborhoods across the country. They blatantly decide when to let people through to go north, they have refused to fulfill their water agreements under a 1944 treaty (add drought-decimated Texas citrus to Florida’s killed by frost last year). Canada is even further in the grip of Klown world than we are,… Read more »

Mow Knowname
Mow Knowname
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

My church had a bus load of “Canadian” Catholic high schoolers (visiting my hive city) attend Mass yesterday. Perhaps 5 white people out of 50? I didn’t say a word, but my wife and kids exclaimed “What the heck? THESE are Canadians???”.

The days of Strange Brew are LONG gone.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

Take off, you hoser!

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
1 month ago

Hitler in the bunker hysteria combined with access to thousands of nukes is not an ideal situation. I was reading Annie Jacobson s new book on nuclear war and the people she interviewed are legit experts. Nuclear war is worse than I thought and maybe that’s why key information was conveniently declassified to allow the publication of the book (I assume anything with NSA, CIA AND Pentagon stamps on it is released with an agenda in mind). OTOH, the top ppl must have been told of the same things in her book but maybe they didn’t register with the elevated… Read more »

Xin Loi
Xin Loi
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
1 month ago

The last time I read about nuclear war I was a teenager. When the USSR detonated the “100 megaton bomb” (57 mT, akshually), the New York Times printed a graphic of the blast zone centered on the Empire State Building which included our house 25 miles away.

I read Anne Jacobson’s book last week.

Nuclear war hasn’t gotten any better since 1961. Our leaders, and the people who chose them, have just gotten stupider

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Xin Loi
1 month ago

You really have the sense that the dwarfs in charge are insufficiently afraid of the bomb yes. Russian behavior at least suggests people who understand what we’re talking about here. Our side, children playing with fire inside a barn

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
1 month ago

I suspect that the outwardly cavalier attitude about a nuclear exchange exhibited by the GAE regime is intended for Russian consumption. Wouldn’t be the first time the GAE propagated such a story. 40 years ago they had much of Europe quaking in their boots over fear of a nuclear war, but it was all (or mostly) bluster, and it did give the Soviets pause. They haven’t forgotten that. I think it’s a mistake to assume that every single action of the “Biden” regime is just idiots throwing poo.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
1 month ago

The crazy guy strategy. Could be but that is dangerous. It reminds me of the saying that those who get divorced are those who talked about it. Countries can now kill each other. We must minimize the tendency to threaten to do so. One day someone on the other end will respond very poorly to that threat

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
1 month ago

After the recent “scamdemic”, I’m less concerned about the bomb than the official reaction to it from the federal, state, and local authorities—and I’m not discussing retaliatory strikes.

Imagine a strike on an urban area of relatively minor radius and damage followed by a mandatory evacuation of the entire population of that urban area. Not really possible and would definitely cause more fatalities than the original strike—but so did the closing down of the economy and quarantine of the population due to Covid. Hopefully people are more wary this time around wrt our authorities knowing better than us.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Several intelligent and informed people are bearish on how bad nuclear war is. Personally I’m bullish although skeptical that all humans would perish. It’s all calculations and estimates for now, thankfully

Xin Loi
Xin Loi
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

The key takeaway of the Jacobson book (and any child of the 60s knows this already) is that s second sunrise over DC or NY or Kips Bay IMMEDIATELY opens a book with a range of choices that have to be made in 3-4 minutes, and all rational choices tend toward a massive exchange (use ’em or lose ’em) resulting in billions dead and critical atmospheric and resource damage, During the 3-4 minutes the key decision maker may be dead or location unknown. The legal President may be the Postmaster General. When Iran nukes Tel Aviv or Pakistan nukes Mumbai,… Read more »

Templar
Templar
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Soviet defectors have claimed that the KGB was constantly at work *exaggerating* the effects of a nuclear exchange in order to embolden the Western anti-nuke movement, though…

Juri
Juri
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
1 month ago

“””….Hitler in the bunker hysteria combined with access to thousands of nukes is not an ideal situation….””” There is a problem that everybody who has access to nukes are not ready to die for 3000 years old death cult. 90+yo Jews like Soros yes, but younger goyims definitely not. It means that in the critical situation, revolt will come from inside the system. Like in 1991 in the Soviet Union coup. In the critical moment it came out that most of apparatus did not wanted to go straight back to Stalinism. I think that current US shitshow will end up… Read more »

Marko
Marko
Reply to  Juri
1 month ago

I might agree. We wallow in official stupidity here, but there are still level-headed people in government…and even people on the Joe Rogan – Elon Musk – Tucker Carlson axis of sanity (though not necessarily /our guys/ of course) walking the halls of power. More crucially, I think the power is not in the hands of the media or political class like it once was…it has shifted to transnational agents and billionaires…and I suspect that most of these people are men, and not dumbasses. I predict they will put in a few phone calls and scuttle the process when things… Read more »

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Marko
1 month ago

I have to think that’s true. Intelligence and insanity can coexist but the smarter Globohomo ppl must be thinking that can’t be allowed to happen

Maxda
Maxda
1 month ago

The Ukrainian Army is breaking right now and small units are surrendering whenever they have a chance. That kind of collapse can pick up steam quickly.

As Z points out, there’s nothing in the warehouse left to buy with all that printed money (tanks, anti-aircraft missiles, artillery shells…). If France or the U.S. puts a light-infantry brigade in Odessa, they’ll just be a speed bump for the Russians because they’ll face the same shortages.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Maxda
1 month ago

Although the Zelenskyy government’s secret police would stop this in a pretty horrible manner, a good response to a Russian invasion of Odessa would be for their local officials to declare Odessa an “open city”—thus saving the infrastructure and the civilian population.

Zulu Juliet
Zulu Juliet
Reply to  Maxda
1 month ago

One need only consider all Russia needs do is remain hunkered in position, swatting away whatever wunder-waffen and volksturm come at them, and they win the war of attrition.

The Ukrainians and the West have no options beyond that. Can no one in the West see that? Really? Sane rulers would negotiate NOW. But then sane rulers would have negotiated before the war.

Maxda
Maxda
Reply to  Zulu Juliet
1 month ago

The Russians have quietly transitioned to offensive operations (reportedly took Ocheretino today). But whenever they hit heavy opposition, they hunker down into a defensive position while artillery and drones smash the Ukes and, if possible, another unite flanks them. Their execution has become very impressive.