On this day a year ago
The impact of war on companion animals is one of the saddest aspects. Good to see that people show loyalty to their animal friends, though.
Regular readers of the blog will probably have noticed my recent brief account (a few days ago) of my trip to Porton Down, in 1994 or 1995, with the then Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK, Mr. Komissarenko, a trained biochemist.
[Western msm output]…in regard to Ukraine, too.
What is happening in Ukraine is tragic, and could have been far less tragic, but could not have been avoided entirely.
Political instability may be on the horizon for the UK and other European countries. This may provide the opportunity for social-nationalism for which we have been waiting, but as yet there is no suitable vehicle.
I am sure that part-Jew MP, Tom Tugendhat, does not see the tweet of that “Labour” Party local politician as evidence of “treason”…
Migration-invasion. The Great Replacement. White Genocide. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.
Were those Jews “vaccinated”? Were they also “boosted”?
What a “mystery”…
The UK is in a similar position. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is now being set up as the fall guy for other causative factors in UK economic decline. The “Covid” measures taken weakened both the economy generally and the currency in particular. The massive (and massively defrauded) money giveaways, “furlough” payments, business “loans”, “Eat Out To Help Out”, £40 billion or more on the shambolic and completely useless “Test and Trace” system. Etc.
Now we see (what a shock…) that inflation is going to rise to ?7%, ?8%, or higher, within a year. We see that basic foodstuffs such as bread may double in price (bread price increase one of the few things genuinely the result of the Ukraine situation), and we have seen, already, petrol and diesel increasing hugely in price at the retail pumps.
Let’s be clear: the real economic villains here are not “Covid”, and not the Russian invasion, but the UK and other Western responses to those challenges.
Sanctions on Russia are a double-edged sword. They hit the UK as much as they hit Russia. Western Europe needs Russian gas, oil, and wheat. By refusing to buy most of Russia’s products, and by refusing to sell to Russia our products, we damage the lives and living standards of our own people, without —note this— helping the Ukrainians at all.
Unlike that lady there, I would not want to rejoin the EU, which may not even exist for much longer, but her basic point is right. This is an appallingly poor government, and the sad thing for the British people is that Jewish-lobby puppet Keir Starmer’s fake “Opposition” is at least as hopeless.
There does not exist a political party for the British, and particularly English, people.
As I predicted from the start, the Russian forces are not trying to occupy Western Ukraine (west of the Dnieper), except for the Black Sea littoral, and around Kiev.
It may be that they hope to take Odessa first (before Kiev) now. That would free forces to strike north towards Kiev, supplies and fuel permitting. Once the battle for Mariupol is finished, those forces will probably drive west towards the Dnieper.
Once Kharkov is taken, those forces will also drive west, probably towards Kiev (which is on the Dnieper river).
As for the reports that Syrians are being recruited as mercenaries by Putin; if true, that is a very negative move in terms of public relations. More non-Europeans in Europe…
According to the Daily Mail, this (below) is the latest on the ground:
Kiev is being encircled, gradually. As previously blogged, the tactics of this war, for all the modern arms in use, would be recognizable by the likes of El Cid or Richard the Lionheart— siege laid to cities, and then bombardment of the gradually starving defenders.
It is clear that it is only a matter of time before the entire Black Sea coast, with all ports (including Odessa) is under Russian control.
I have no idea where the main Ukrainian Army actually is. Possibly concentrated in the South East and around Kiev, but that is just a guess.
If the Russians succeed in taking all major cities excluding Lvov (i.e. Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, Dnipro [Dnepropetrovsk], Zaporozhye, Donetsk, and a few others almost as populous), then the war will change its character, and Russia will be in an easier position, fighting mainly in open country, a situation that will play to Russian strengths in armour, in the air, and in numbers.
In that event, and on those premises, the question for Russia will become one of whether it tries to take over the entire territory of the Ukraine, or whether it de facto allows the western part to exist as a quasi-rebel entity or hostile entity, with some kind of ragged border between that and the Russian-controlled east and south.
What a bloody mess.
and again, more or less the same in the UK. “And none dare call it conspiracy“…
We have seen Russian soldiers, some very young, captured and then paraded in front of Western msm cameras. What then? Are no British, American, French, German journalists interested at all in their fate, or whether they have been treated according to, or as if under, international conventions? Are they being brutalized, tortured, or even just shot out of hand? We do not know. Are the forces of the Kiev regime committing their own war crimes? We do not know.