On this day a year ago
Some may say that that specific robot is relatively unsophisticated, or that its capabilities are few, and that it is still being controlled by human controllers elsewhere, but what is important is the direction of travel.
Same with the “how will Britain be able to house tens of millions of non-Europeans without building on Green Belt and other open country?” nonsense question.
Answer: “we don’t want more people, especially non-whites, but also uncultured ‘wigger’ plebs, not to mention arrogant English/Scots/Welsh nouveaux-riches bastards and their pushy aspirational families.”
The alleged (and, if true, appalling) crimes said to have been committed by Russian forces in the Kiev area have trashed Russia’s reputation even more than was already the case.
Despite the brutal history of both Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union, and despite the cruelties inflicted by Russian and other troops on the conquered Axis nations of the 1940s (notably on the peoples of Germany, Austria, and Hungary), the overall (or, perhaps, parallel) reputation of Russia and Russians as a cultured people never completely died. I begin to fear, now, that that reputation has all but died in the West, at least among the relatively uneducated masses, and that Russia is seen now, by many, as a barbarous and cruel nation and people.
The Russian Army evidently lacks discipline, a fact shown not only by the alleged war crimes (assuming reports are accurate), but by the pathetic planning and execution of the invasion itself, and also by the reports of Russian soldiers fraternizing with the Ukrainian civilians (and so being poisoned with spiked cakes, pies, booze etc). We see reports of Russian soldiers looting shops and homes, and it is no excuse to say that, historically, many armies at war (including British and American) have committed some such acts at times.
Putin, for all the NWO/ZOG propaganda against him, is not Stalin, and Russia in 2022 is not the Soviet Union.
Stalin would have shot generals, intelligence officers, and lower-ranked persons in large numbers by now, for their lack of discipline, for their lack of performance, and for the bad impression of Russia given by them, an impression now spread across the world.
Putin cannot copy Stalin. He has not the power, has not the —or any proper— ideology, and has not the power structure (including a facade of “law”) to permit him such freedom of action.
Putin and Putinism was, like the Yeltsin years of shambles, a transitional phase between Sovietism and the future. “Was?” Well, unless Russia changes drastically soon, Putin and Putinism are history, not because of the very poor behaviour of some of the Russian soldiers, but because of the sheer failure of almost every aspect of this “operation”. Also, because the standards of living of Russians will now decline without any —even notional— gain or benefit.
Below, some of the recent devastation:
Hard to believe, looking at the Bucha area as it now is, that Bulgakov [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Bulgakov], born in Kiev, whose original main family home is now a museum there, and who was author of the book The White Guard (about the various contending forces in Ukraine between the start of the Russian Civil War and the period just before the establishment of Soviet power) had a pleasant summer cottage in Bucha.
Looking at the terrible aftermath of war in that Kiev suburb (nearby town) of Bucha, and then seeing [below] Bucha city park as it was in summer a year or two ago, and essentially as it was up until the recent invasion and war, makes one fear for such places not only in Ukraine but in Poland, Germany, France and, yes the UK too; even in the USA.
We see more and more calls for more armament to be shipped to the Kiev regime. The world is being pushed, by hidden conspiratorial groups in the West, towards world war, or at least NATO-Russia war.
One sees silly people saying “Russia only has the GDP of Italy!” as if that is in any way relevant. The war of 1914-18, the war of 1939-45 (for Russia, 1941-45), those wars had economic imperatives, but a nuclear war between east and west has no such imperatives; it will, or would, be over too quickly for economic strength to play much part.
One also sees “NATO has many times the nuclear power of Russia“. Again, irrelevant. Once you’re dead, you’re dead and, in most cases, you are as dead if one nuclear missile lands on you as you are if ten or twenty land on you. Something for the citizens (and political leaders) of London, Washington, New York, Seattle, LA, Houston, Chicago etc to think about.
Yes, NATO could destroy Russian cities as well as straight military targets, but some of the countryside would be left, and some of the people, maybe even some cities, in a country 72x the size of the UK and 2x the size of the (contiguous) USA.
What would be left of the UK if, say, London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bristol, Plymouth, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester were all wiped out? Not a lot. That’s with 10 missiles. Russia has 6,200, we are told.
If the, say, 20, 30, 40 largest American cities were wiped out, there would be people, areas, even towns left, but it would take a century for the US to really recover. The UK? I am not sure that it would ever really recover.
France? A large country, almost three times the size of the UK, but if its top ten cities were destroyed, France as a state would be gone, certainly for many decades, possibly for centuries.
I am disturbed to see people in the UK, including some of the less-intelligent politicians (eg Johnny Mercer MP) almost saying “bring it on“, re. nuclear war with Russia. And why? Over the Jew-ruled failed “state” of Ukraine? It’s just mad.
As for shipping tanks, planes etc to the Kiev regime, that just prolongs the suffering in Ukraine, as well as making it quite likely that Russia will attack NATO forces or supply chains directly.
What about the strategic situation in Ukraine itself? As I thought right from the start, the aim seems to be to seize the coastal areas, and also the part of Ukraine east of the Dnieper river. However, I fail to see how that is sustainable if Kiev itself is left in the hands of the Zelensky regime.
Kiev is on both banks of the Dnieper, but the important and historic parts are mostly on the western side. If Kiev is not taken by Russian forces, then the holding of much of eastern Ukraine (the northern sector of the east) becomes, surely, unsustainable, because arms, equipment, ammunition, and forces will be channelled through Kiev region to attack the Russian-held areas to the east.
Everything depends on Putin, and whether he can carry with him his military and intelligence “top brass” in any attempt to seize back the initiative.
Hard to see that the defenders of all the presently-besieged cities will be able to keep going for very long in terms of food, as well as ammunition, but human beings are remarkable creatures at times. I daresay that the Ukrainian fighters will still be eating after the civilians have starved.
Looking at the conflict as if through the eyes of Putin, the odds must be on escalation rather than withdrawal.
We know more or less where Russian forces are, but what we, as Western observers, do not know in any detail, is where are the Kiev-regime forces. I have read accounts in online newspapers etc to the effect that most active Ukrainian forces are in the east and south-east, which seems credible, looking at the resistance in those sectors. If, then, Russian forces can defeat those resisting forces, huge numbers of Russian troops will be available to redeploy, either to the Kiev area or to the occupation of the rest of east-of-Dnieper Ukraine.
Ukraine is now not in any sense a functioning state. It has no legitimate government (and has banned most opposition parties) but, more importantly, it cannot import or export by sea, because its ports are blockaded, occupied, or under attack, its domestic market for anything except food is all but non-existent, its industrial centres are mostly occupied or ablaze, and its farm produce can only be exported by road, making it uneconomic.
More facemask nonsense
Readers of this blog will know how I have opposed the facemask nonsense for the past two years. I have now just seen a photo of Kim Jong-Un this week, pointedly not wearing a facemask, while all the underlings around him are wearing the useless muzzles.
Just as in the West. Same set-up: the “important” person or persons not wearing facemasks, while all the “unimportant” persons are wearing them, and forced to do so. As often said, this has nothing at all to do with health and safety.
Not so sure about the “fascist” designation; after all, Mussolini, Franco and Pinochet were less harsh than Trudeau’s regime.
So ignorant radio loudmouth Julia Hartley-Brewer (((?))) is ready for nuclear war with Russia? Ready to see her precious family and home obliterated with the rest of London, all because she wants (other people) to fight Russia in and about Ukraine, a shambolic failed state run by a sickeningly corrupt cabal, mostly Jews?
“Madonna”, a major symptom of a very sick society.