On this day a year ago
Censorship: It will be seen that a number of tweets cited by me in that blog post a year ago are now expunged by the Twitter organization. Freedom of expression is all but dead in the UK now. The Jew-Zionist element is behind much of that.
As I have been blogging recently, the Russians are still, though very gradually, “winning” in Ukraine, appalling though the human cost is on both sides.
If you were only to see the usual BBC/Sky (etc) propaganda “news”, you might imagine that the Russian forces are “losing” this small-ish and very unpleasant war. However, the reality is that, albeit at huge cost in every way, Russian forces still just about hold the initiative.
In brief, the Russians have a large air force, only part of which is presently engaged in Ukraine; the Kiev regime now has no air force left. The Russians have a large navy, part of which (including what is or used to be called the Black Sea Fleet) is now blockading the Black Sea coast and the coast of the Sea of Azov, and is executing a blockade of the third-largest city in Ukraine, Odessa; the Kiev regime has no fleet. The Russian Army is huge, is only partly in the Ukraine-area theatre, and has thousands of tanks and other armoured vehicles; the Ukrainian Army consists of mostly outdated armour, and a mass of infantry.
The Ukrainian forces can use the donated Western weaponry (anti-tank weapons, ground-to-air infantry missiles) to inflict damage on Russian tanks and planes, but Russian forces also have such weapons, and have reportedly destroyed most of the Turkish-made drones operated by the Ukrainian forces.
We see no large-scale counter-offensives by the Ukrainian forces. Probably they are short of fuel and ammunition. There was no attack at all, it seems, on the 40-mile-long convoy north of Kiev. Had the Kiev regime a functioning air force, there would have been an attack.
As previously blogged, the Ukrainian strategy seems to be to turn major and some other cities into fortresses, stop the Russians from storming them, and at the same time equip as many soldiers as possible with the donated Western hardware.
I have seen no information as to where the bulk of Ukrainian forces are located. I presume, in Kiev, in the south-eastern region, and also in the so-far not invaded west of the country.
As I have written previously, the Russians are waging war in an almost mediaeval way on the Ukrainian-held cities: encirclement, bombardment, starvation. Eventually, unless those cities are relieved from without, which seems very unlikely, they will fall. God only knows what will by then be the condition of the civilians forced to endure the sieges.
Once Russian forces have encircled the main cities, and thus trapped not only the civilians but also Ukrainian military forces, they can roam relatively freely throughout at least the east and south of Ukraine.
Kiev must remain, psychologically, the main target for the Russians. If they have sufficient force to contain the other major cities of the east and south, surplus forces can be committed to Kiev, with the idea of either tightening the siege, or (later) storming the capital.
We should not forget the size of the country. Krivoy Rog or Kryvyi Rih is well over 200 miles south/southeast from Kiev, and Krivoy Rog is nowhere near taken, or even approached as yet. Kharkov is a similar distance from Kiev, to the east.
Usually, commanders would be concerned about lateral attacks on such long lines of approach, but I doubt whether the Ukrainian Army has the overall wherewithal for such attacks, except on the small and local scale.
Putin is not going to back down. While I doubt that he will use chemical or biological weapons (as claimed by the msm), he may eventually use even more destructive conventional methods and weapons than seen in use so far.
The West is “helping” the Kiev regime by supplying advanced weaponry, but not the weaponry that might actually make a difference to the end result— planes, tanks, heavy artillery etc. The present ordnance being supplied only prolongs the agony of the civilian population, by prolonging the war.
It seems very much at present as though the Russian (expected, by me at least) “victory” over the Kiev regime will echo that of Rome over Carthage. I think that it was Tacitus who remarked, about the fall of, and levelling of, Carthage, that “they created a desert, and called it peace“…
What a horrible mess.
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The basic biosecurity police state legal structure is in place now, and can be triggered any time in the future that the ZOG tyrants decide.
The payments concerned were in the USA, but we see all over the Western world this basic dishonesty around “Covid” and the “panicdemic” narrative, and as seen also in the “climate change” narrative, the “refugee” and mass immigration narratives etc. Same overall stable.
It goes beyond that. Soon, 99.9% of UK citizens will be able to be tracked everywhere they go, 24/7. Anyone even marginally politically-active will be continually monitored. The old East German Stasi would have loved this technology.
Obviously, as in Nineteen Eighty-Four, the pleb element of society will be only occasionally of interest. The politically or economically powerful will be, together with the few people in the political vanguard, whatever their ideology.
I think that this may exist already in the UK, though not officially.
New Zealanders have never been known for intellectuality —with notable exceptions— but why they elected that clown-woman as Prime Minister surpasses all understanding.
As in past situations (Iraq, Libya), the UK public is getting only a one-sided picture from its corrupt and wrongheaded msm. The same is probably true of USA etc.
It seems that, with support from several EU member-states, Ukraine is now looked upon favourably in its desire to join the EU. What incredible nonsense.
In the past, EU membership was, officially at least, only granted to states exhibiting behaviour and status compatible with EU membership. According to the “Copenhagen Criteria” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen_criteria], a state wishing to join the EU must have “the institutions to preserve democratic governance and human rights,…a functioning market economy, and accept the obligations and intent of the EU [including, in principle, the Euro]” [Wikipedia].
The EU rules, particularly re. economy, tax etc, were bent and effectively broken in order to allow some present members to join, most obviously Greece.
Now look at Ukraine. First of all, Ukraine may not even exist as a state in its present form for much longer. Its borders are now uncertain. A quarter of its territory is under Russian occupation or threat of occupation, and that might soon be a third, a half, or even the whole of the country.
Secondly, from the economic point of view, Ukraine scarcely has a functioning economy at all any more, certainly in about a third of the country. As for the currency, while the hryvnia is currently valued at about 3 cents (European), and while that is historically quite high, its future must be regarded as uncertain.
Rule of law? Civil rights? The Zelensky regime has just “suspended” no fewer than 11 political parties, and a member of the Kiev government’s own peace-negotiation team has recently been shot in the head by Ukrainian security for having allegedly been an agent of Russia.
Ukraine has had corrupt and shambolic governments for 31 years now. The Kiev regime can only fight Russian forces at all by reason of the arms and ammunition being funnelled into Ukraine by the US, UK, and other, mostly NATO, states.
If Russia decides to play real hardball, and cuts off gas to the EU, the EU states may all face political upheaval. The EU may even collapse. Welcoming a fake state or failed state like Ukraine into candidate or actual membership may just be enough to do it.
Happened to see a few minutes of ITV News. A piece about a drama called “Bridgerton“; have never watched any. American, but set in Regency London.
Hard to believe, but a number of characters, including Queen Charlotte (!) were played by blacks and browns. In Regency London… (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgerton#Historical_accuracy). Incidentally, see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_of_Mecklenburg-Strelitz; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_of_Mecklenburg-Strelitz#Ancestry.
ITV News, of course, “celebrated” the “diversity” (i.e. white people, who actually existed historically —unlike say Othello— being played by black/brown theatricals).
The propaganda aspect is not really aimed at adults (despite their probably comprising the bulk of the audience), but at those too young to know that shows of this sort are totally ahistorical or, to put it more bluntly, lying rubbish.
A more-accurate (though with some artistic licence) version of Regency London:
I wonder why…
Ah. Another £212 million just completely wasted by Boris-idiot’s “government” of clowns.
Why is he here? Why is he alive?
How can you build a better, more advanced society when a considerable and growing part of the population consists of untermenschen of that sort? Answer— you can’t. Conclusion— get rid…
I have blogged previously about the Jesuit capture of the Papacy.