This week, another victory over political journalist John Rentoul. He scored 4/10, which I trumped by scoring 7/10. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 5, and 9. Question 4 was particularly easy for me, I having shot there myself, though many many years ago.
On this day a year ago
The Western msm now awakening to reality. Kiev-regime forces east of the Dnieper are, as predicted on the blog, running out of fuel, ammunition, heavy armament, perhaps food as well. Russian forces have taken Severodonetsk and are closing in on Ukrainian forces in several places, though the Ukrainians seem well-embedded defensively in some areas of the Donetsk region.
The above map shows the state of play as of yesterday (24 June 2022).
I have predicted previously that Russian forces would move up from the Sea of Azov coastal zone to Zaporozhye, Dnipro, and then northward, following the river to somewhere southeast of Kiev itself. Meanwhile, once the Donetsk and Lukhansk areas are secured, Russian forces will move west and northwest from there, as well as west/southwest from Kharkov, once, or if, Kharkov is in Russian hands.
If that is done, the bulk of Eastern Ukraine will be in Russian hands. Kiev will then be threatened again.
The pockets of Kiev-regime resistance here and there have not, so far, amounted to a counter-offensive. Even in the Kiev area, Ukrainian forces moved back into previously-occupied areas only because Russian forces left. The prisoners exchanged on both sides so far amount to several thousands, however.
It is for the Russian General Staff (the “Stavka“, in traditional terminology) to decide, if the above turns out that way, whether Kiev or Odessa is the greater prize. Psychologically, and in terms of propaganda or public relations, Kiev; however, Russian capture of Odessa and the remaining Black Sea coast would choke off any possibility of large-scale Ukrainian grain exports, or any relief by sea.
At any rate, it seems clear that the tide of war has changed in favour of the Russian forces.
“A woman has been jailed for one month after stealing medicine from an elderly woman at a busy London tube station.
Vasilka Stancheva, 22, was caught by British Transport Police officers in plain clothing rummaging through the pensioner’s handbag outside Oxford Circus station.
The crime occurred on Wednesday, June 15, at roughly 5.20pm.
At the time, the 22-year-old was wearing a leather jacket and blue hat. She used the accessory to block the view of her right hand as she rooted around in the woman’s rucksack.
Ms Stancheva then proceeded to steal the elderly woman’s medicine, as well as her gold purse.
Within 24 hours she was charged with attempted theft, and put in front of Westminster Magistrates Court.
There, she was sentenced to 28 days in jail.
A month earlier she was caught using the exact same tactic on another person, where she again targeted and lurked behind an elderly woman on Tottenham Court Road in the West End.
For her first offence, she was charged £369 – and spared time jail.”
Now look look again, with more scrutiny.
Firstly, the Daily Mirror has seen fit to omit the very obvious fact, looking at the criminal’s features, skin colour etc, that said criminal is a Gypsy from Central or Eastern Europe.
Secondly, look at her practised technique, as reported. This is a professional pickpocket, but the Westminster Magistrates’ Court has seen fit to sentence her to only (in reality) a couple of weeks in prison.
Westminster Mags was the same court in which persecuted singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz was sentenced to a far longer term simply for lampooning Jewish behaviour in cartoons, sketches, and song.
The court seems to have twice treated “Ms. Stancheva” as if she were some misguided young person who had made an uncharacteristic mistake of some kind. In reality many of the Roma and other similar Gypsies of Eastern Europe intensively train their children from an early age to commit certain types of crime. A predatory tribe, known throughout Europe for centuries.
I have seen examples myself, and seen Home Office reports about it (when I was a practising barrister in the early/mid 1990s).
Why did the court not properly take into account the previous conviction, only weeks before the latest one?
Incidentally, it is clear to me, reading between the lines, that “Ms. Stancheva” was captured not by chance but because police surveillance on the Underground noted her Gypsy appearance; she was obviously tailed and observed closely, and finally arrested.
What kind of deterrent to her and other Gypsies (and other non-Gypsy malefactors) is what amounts to a two-week sentence? Odds-on, the creature will be back “at it” within weeks.
Incidentally, also, I would bet my shirt on her living in London social housing paid for, ultimately, by the British people; I bet she also gets various State benefit monies that should be reserved for (real) British people.
You ask “why did people vote Leave, years ago“? In reality, to get rid of evil trash of this sort. It has never happened.
Were I in a position of power, I would look at covertly or otherwise eliminating social cancers from our national life.
I blogged about a slightly similar case about 30 years ago, in which I was not so much a participant as an observer: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/08/03/first-steal-a-chicken/.
…and guess who is there? Greta Nut. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10952149/Greta-Thunberg-Glastonbury-Teenage-climate-change-activist-announces-surprise-appearance.html.
Starmer is, in a sense at least, an even worse political joke than Boris-idiot.
A good example of the kind of box-ticking socio-political madness around: “pardon” people dead for hundreds of years, convicted under the laws of a very, almost completely, different society to Britain in 2022. Nothing concrete accomplished, just pointless virtue-signalling on social media.
Exactly. Take the UK, which is already short of electrical-generation capacity. If every car were electric, from where does all the electricity come from?
Exactly. Labour, the only (supposed) “alternative” to the equally-misnamed “Conservative” Party, is not seen as something positive or very good by most voters.
Ha. Wouldn’t you know it? The smug hypocrisy of Trudeau and his kind. Why can the Canadians not get rid of him?
That star medal round his neck should have 6 points, not 5 (arguably).