Category Archives: Defence

Diary Blog, 16 May 2022

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[The Thames at Sonning Eye]

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Britain 2022

University chiefs have sidelined sonnets from a creative writing course over concerns they are ‘products of white Western culture’.” [Daily Mail]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10819139/University-cancels-sonnets-concerns-products-white-Western-culture.html

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Those who supported the halfwit, Mandela, and the ANC, in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, should have seen (as did more sceptical observers, including me) that somewhere, not far down the line, black rule would almost certainly be savage rule, misrule, corrupt rule and, below that, scarcely-controlled social chaos.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

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[painting by Volegov]

Diary Blog, 15 May 2022

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[The Cloisters, New York]

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Those supporting further NATO expansion should consider where Russia can go from here. The apparently inexorable progress to world war can in fact be halted, but it seems that there is as yet no will for that to happen, certainly not on the Western side.

If Putin and Russia get backed into a corner, Russian first-use of nuclear weapons (tactical or strategic) must be a possibility. Is “well, if they do that, we shall do the same to Russia” the highest level which Western statesmanship can reach?

We in the UK should be clear about this: even a limited strategic strike on the UK will finish off whatever still exists of Britain, or at least England, its society, its way of life, its population.

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Kirstie Allsopp, an over-privileged and over-publicized woman, whose basic activity is moneygrubbing and freeloading. Part of the “buy a house for a small amount and sell it for five or ten times that amount a few years later” nonsense in the UK. She occasionally reveals her socio-political ignorance on social media or in the msm.

The VIP version of a “useful idiot” of the transnational conspiracy.

It may sound ghoulish, but it is a comfort to know that the ultra-wealthy, the ultra-smug, the ultra-privileged, the downright evil, and the ultra-arrogant, will all sooner or later go up the chimney, just like the rest of us…

Those in the UK, USA etc who supported the halfwit Mandela and the ANC in the 1970s, 1980s, early 1990s, are also guilty of what South Africa has become, together however with those white South Africans who compromised rather than fight for white supremacy to the end.

Had SA fought on, the collapse of Sovietism meant that practical support for the African nationalists would have ended, as would safe-base support from Mozambique and Angola from the early-mid 1990s.

Neither will many of the Germans be speaking German, in Germany, in the end, if the migration-invasion continues there.

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Diary Blog, 12 May 2022

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[Trafalgar Square, London]

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Channel 4 Dispatches/”Hope not Hate” film

I understand that the basically Jewish “antifascist” org, misnamed “Hope not Hate” recently joined with Channel 4 Dispatches [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dispatches_(TV_programme)] to make a filmed report on Patriotic Alternative: see below

I did not see the report. In the past I have seen several such “exposures” of the social-national side of British politics, both on TV and in the Press (“Lugenpresse”/”Judenpresse”), starting in the 1970s. Such reports have been on various groups or individuals: National Front, League of St. George, British Movement, British National Party, the London Forum etc. Such reports tend to be much of a muchness.

A few years ago, I think in 2017 or 2018, the Jewish “antifascist” “Hope not Hate” crowd cobbled together a similar film about the London Forum. I said at the time that it would sink without trace. It did. I believe that it was shown on late-night TV (again on Channel 4, and with an audience of two men and a dog) late at night, and later also broadcast in Belgium or the Netherlands and (I think) Sweden.

The Jew-Zionist-controlled “antifascist” cabals make a shrill noise about such “exposes” every time, briefly, before the films disappear down a black hole.

How big is the Channel 4 Dispatches audience? I cannot say, exactly. Not large, anyway.

I have just seen a review of said Dispatches report, written by a UKIP activist (apparently they still exist, though only seen rarely, like a coelacanth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coelacanth.)

This is that online review: https://www.ukip.org/review-dispatches-the-enemy-within

The only Dispatches report I myself remember seeing was this one:

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Alison Chabloz

I have heard nothing about whether the imprisoned satirist and singer-songwriter has been released on bail pending appeal; I think she has not. In the meantime, she is now on the 28th day of 77 days of incarceration. In other words, she is now well over the one-third mark of her sentence.

[Alison Chabloz]

Interesting…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10805997/Bill-Clintons-special-advisor-let-Jeffrey-Epstein-White-House-dies-59.html

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Naturally, those who bought in to the facemask nonsense will feel aggrieved or betrayed, the stupid saps. I saw an old-ish woman in Waitrose only yesterday, still wearing her muzzle.

Embarrassed” seems a mild term…

Just another virtue-signalling hypocrite who should be punished.

The presenter should have opposed “Femi” because he is anti-white-European, not because he is “racist” (whether he is or not).

The sickness in our society comes out, inter alia, in the constant pushing onto TV and radio of this useless “Femi” person. He is as thick as two short planks, for a start, and is only on the msm because the System is desperate to find blacks who can string more than a few words together. An eternal student type, who fronted a failed, EU-funded, anti-Brexit campaign for a year, several years ago now (around 2015), and now resides in the attic of his affluent Nigerian parents’ house (they being NHS doctors). At the age of 32-33, that is his entire CV, or 99% of it.

The “Femi” individual has nothing to contribute to this or any other European country. See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femi_Oluwole (yes, that waste of space has a Wikipedia entry…).

Why are there no British groups or organizations doing that or something like that, for struggling British families? Or are there, but not publicized?

Add “Femi” to the list (in an ideal world…).

Channel 4 “wokester”, undercover, in other words a spy, gets taught a lesson when “antifa” thugs ambush him and a couple of British nationalists (on whom he is spying). In the USA, the “antifa” swine would just be shot down, of course…

It occurs to me that if (as I am told) one of the Channel 4 (or other) producers tipped off the “antifa” idiots, and so (by that deliberate and/or negligent act) caused the undercover reporter/spy to be injured, then said spy might have a case in negligence against the said producer and/or his/her employer… What fun.

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…and, “co-incidentally”, the people driving (or, eventually, being driven in automatic vehicles) will be able to be tracked in real time, almost everywhere, certainly on motorways and other main routes.

A Womble, dressed as an Emperor…

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[Russian Imperial Family]

Diary Blog, 11 May 2022

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[panorama of Budapest and river Danube]

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In Europe, the white race is fighting for survival in terms of its future.

Gove was always a Jewish-lobby puppet; we now know that he is also both a drunk and a drug abuser. His Jewish wife has now divorced him. He may be guilty of other things.

When I was disbarred in 2016, at the instigation of a pack of Jews, the “charges” eventually related to only 5 tweets tweeted by me, one of which —completely true and accurate— was about Michael Gove.

Incidentally, what I tweeted about Gove was not only true at the time but also has been proven since 2016 time and again, i.e. that Gove was an egregious and fraudulent expenses cheat, as well as being corrupt and in the pocket of the Jewish/Israel lobby. In 2016, we did not know that he was also a cocaine abuser and a drunk.

Balkan fraud

I see that the “Balkan Fraud” (necessarily nameless for now) is preparing her most audacious scam yet, pretending that the NHS doctors and nurses who have been caring for her have been both negligent and directly malicious in harming her. She probably hopes to make a faked medical negligence claim somewhere down the line.

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Nine times out of ten, “they” (((they))) are behind these programmes.

One may think most British politicians are deadheads, but then you see some of the American ones! Often, though not exclusively, hysterical middle-aged women.

Savages. They live in our country, but are no more a genuine part of it than (other) trash dumped on the shore.

Savages. At some point, these untermenschen will be the majority in the USA. What price then the future of the “world’s superpower”?

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Diary Blog, 10 May 2022

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Of course, it is easy to laugh at abandoned projects on such a scale, but it is also necessary for humanity to dream.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qattara_Depression_Project

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Ha ha! Silly, but it made me laugh.

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A bad person can kill ten people, maybe even a hundred, but in most cases only the “good” and their friends can kill thousands.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bono#Activism_and_philanthropy

I have visited South Carolina, mainly Charleston, a few times in the past, and will be sorry if, thanks to idiots like that, a nuclear missile lands on its nearby naval base…

Above, the areas I knew in Charleston, South Carolina.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/

If it happens, and if some of us survive, we must make it our duty to —later— seek out and destroy those who are (at present) calling for war with Russia, and/or are cheering on that terrible prospect.

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Thus proving that General Patton was intelligent as well as martial, and that the cowardly poseur and scribbler, Ernest Hemingway, was pretty stupid, as well as, in effect, a fellow-traveller with Stalin.

If someone is going to support Stalin, I prefer a genuine out-and-out Stalinist to a fake pseudo-revolutionary champagne socialist and “useful idiot”. At least the hard-core Stalinist of the recent past was honest in his views.

Incidentally, the existence of the likes of tweeter Daniel Kovalik shows that the day of the socio-political idiot is as yet not extinct. I agree with him that the USA should stay out of the Ukrainian conflict, though.

As a foundation, yes. The sine qua non.

Blame the organ-grinders, not their well-paid monkeys.

The most alarming aspect of the dictatorship starting so obviously to envelop us in the West is that the vast majority of people are absolutely complacent about it, if they even realize that it is happening.

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Diary Blog, 9 May 2022

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[Red Square, 1946]

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Britain 2022

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/may/09/more-than-2m-adults-in-uk-cannot-afford-to-eat-every-day-survey-finds

Meanwhile, illegal migrant-invaders get put up in 3-star and 4-star hotels, get breakfast and dinner for free, free medical/dental services, free mobile telephones and computers, free legal services, and about £40 a week in spending money.

Britain “lost the plot” a long time ago.

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[Mother Russia monument, Volgograd]

Why nothing works in Britain any more

 The UK is being run down as fast as the transnational conspiracy can do it without causing mass disorder…

The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan (conspiracy) calls for the effective genocide of white European people, especially White Northern Europeans, and their replacement by blacks and browns. The method? To encourage mixed-race relationships and breeding. The endless mixed couples seen on TV and in ads are part of this, the idea being to normalize the mixed-race idea in the minds of, mainly, children. The Conspiracy is playing a long game.

Who has not noticed the gradual slide in standards, in all areas? Britain is gradually sliding to a black/brown level of society. This is no accident, though.

Elon Musk

The unusual billionaire has apparently been “invited” to appear before a Commons committee re. his acquisition of Twitter.

Needless to say, most MPs are in the pocket of the Jew-Zionist lobby, and that lobby is worried in case Twitter starts to allow freedom of expression again after years of repression (my own Twitter account was removed at the behest of a pack of Jews in 2018).

I saw this online, an extract from a newspaper report:

While not legally required to appear before the committee, those asked to give evidence are expected to attend.

Facebook’s Mark Zukerberg previously sparked outrage after refusing to appear before the DCMS committee.

He sent his deputy in his place.

The social media entrepreneur was threatened with “contempt of parliament” – a charge that carries no penalty – for not attending.

Mr Zuckerberg was asked to appear to give evidence as part of an inquiry into disinformation and fake news.

It is yet to be seen how Mr Musk will respond to the request from the Commons committee.”

My two emphases point out the sheer uselessness of the present Parliamentary system.

In other words, if Musk puts up a finger at that silly little committee, they can do absolutely nothing about it.

I hope that Musk does just that.

It reminds me of a report I saw, I think in the Sunday Times magazine in the 1990s, about the visit of a UK Parliamentary delegation to the hi-tech areas of California, where meetings with various technical experts and entrepreneurs had been arranged. After the meetings, the impressions of the Americans were sought. One put his view of the MPs very succinctly: “yawningly-dull Little Englanders”

For me, the MPs now in Parliament are mostly summed-up by the fact that the Chair of the Commons Committee on Standards, ethics etc is Chris Bryant (another puppet of the Jewish/Israel lobby), whose own “standards” are notoriously lax: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant#Parliamentary_career; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant#Expenses_claims_scandal; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant#Personal_life.

As to my own Twitter account (“permanently” “suspended”), the only reason I could see for reviving it would be in order to post a link every day to my blog. We shall see.

Alison Chabloz

The imprisoned satirist and singer-songwriter is today spending her 25th day in prison since she was sentenced on 14 April 2022 (for lampooning Jewish behaviour). The effective custodial part of her sentence is 77 days, so by early tomorrow she will have passed the one-third marker. Expected day of release (unless she is granted bail pending appeal) is 30 June 2022.

[Alison Chabloz]

Keir Starmer

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said he will quit if given a fine by Durham police for breaking lockdown rules.” [BBC News]

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61383091

Either Jewish-lobby puppet Starmer will resign, or not; if he does, then some other puppet will take over. Effectively no change.

It is clear from the recent local elections that the public are thoroughly sick of the shambolic and corrupt maladministration of part-Jew clown “Boris”, but that alone is not enough to make people vote “Labour”-label.

There is every chance of an indecisive result to any general election which, in any case, may not occur until late 2024. Maybe Starmer has just had enough and would like elevation to the (like everything else now) misnamed “Lords”.

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Those swine, millstones round the neck of the British people, have to be removed from the UK.

I am still waiting for the Canadians, or at least one Canadian, to remove Trudeau.

Come friendly Russian bombers, and drop your bombs on...” [with apologies to John Betjeman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slough_(poem)#:~:text=Come%2C%20friendly%20bombs%2C%20and%20fall,grass%20to%20graze%20a%20cow.].

Oh, you mean you seriously thought that part-Jew chancer and liar “Boris” was a true-blue English traditionalist just because he went to Eton and Oxford?

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[Hitler, view of Odeonsplatz, Munich, c.1914]

Diary Blog, 7 May 2022

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Saturday quiz

This week, I once again beat political commentator John Rentoul, scoring 6/10 as against his eccentrically-scored 4.5/10. I did not know the answers to questions 3, 5, 7, and 8.

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I have no idea who is the idiot in the video clip, but you only have to look at him to see that he is a typical msm System drone, making money from compliance and worse.

I would echo the words of Enoch Powell as to this (“we must be mad, literally mad“) but of course this is all part of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, a plan by the New World Order to destroy white Northern Europe by importing huge numbers of blacks and browns, and encouraging mixed-race interbreeding.

Ukraine

Msm reporting that the Jew Zelensky, figurehead of the Kiev regime, is “open to negotiation” with Putin. A sure sign that the Kiev regime is in trouble, militarily.

Despite reports of Ukrainian counter-attacks and even a counter-offensive, it seems clear that Russian forces are slowly winning the battle of attrition in the Ukrainian south and southeast.

As blogged previously, if the Russians can draw a line from the south, along the Dnieper river, through Zaporozhye and Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk], then up to Kharkov, then all Ukrainian forces east of that line are doomed, and most, in fairly open country, will be captured or killed.

Having said that, Zelensky’s pre-condition for negotiation, that all Russian forces be withdrawn (from where, though? The Donbass? Crimea?) is simply a stumbling-block which renders meaningful negotiation impossible.

Even the more limited demand, a return to pre-invasion positions, is really impossible.

Meanwhile, hawks in Washington and New York (many of them Jewish, or connected with the Jewish lobby) are calling for the West to send tanks, and even jet fighters, to the Kiev regime.

I am wondering whether, in the end, Russia will have only one card to play…and will play it, whether only tactically, meaning in the Ukrainian space, or strategically, beyond Ukraine.

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There are a number of superficially-opposed organizations which, at higher levels, work secretly together, forming in effect one organization. Freemasons and Jesuits, for example.

I was tweeting and blogging about this years ago, but not very many listen to me, because I do not have billions of dollars. Elon Musk has.

Unfortunately, basic income will probably become inescapable, and for the reasons given, mainly.

The quality-level seems low. Chuka Umunna; Jo Cox; Brendan Cox; even David Lammy?! As for Zac Goldsmith, I suppose the fact of his unmerited and inherited wealth qualified him.

Esther Rantzen, (supposedly) yet another great Jewish philanthropist…

I was listening in the car to part of a broadcast of Turandot, live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, on BBC Radio 3 this evening. The presenter made the point that the star of the production, or one star, was Ukrainian, and that a huge Ukrainian flag was hanging down in the auditorium. No more “Black Lives Matter”, no more “Covid”. No, “Ukraine” (one-sided narrative of) is now the issue of the hour. The King is dead! Long live the King!

The sheer fakery around the “panicdcemic” is becoming obvious even to those who are usually “sheeple”. Look at newspaper comment columns.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Pfitzner]

Diary Blog, 3 May 2022

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Answer: the “usual suspects” (((them))).

A relative few (including me) saw through part-Jew poseur “Boris” from the beginning, maybe 15+ years ago. Only recently did that become the majority. It is clear to almost all now that he simply does not have the ability to be a Prime Minister. Yes, he also lacks the decency and the ethics, but first and foremost he lacks the ability.

They look like Roma Gypsies. Blame also those who defend them and want more to arrive on our shores…

This can only end one of two ways.

If it does come to the UK, MPs who do not oppose it should be…blamed.

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Frightening. What is really behind this kind of science?

Why are they laughing so uncontrollably? Mental disorder? Drunk?

Loonies like that are apparently increasingly common in North America.

I cannot remember when exactly it was that I blogged about (inter alia) the 1980s/1990s Greenham Common (UK) “peace women”, but I expect my commentary can be found via the search function on the blog. Similar loonies.

Ah. Correcting myself; I have found the post in question: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/. You have to scroll down about halfway to find the bit about Greenham Common.

This is what I wrote nearly three years ago:

The missiles were removed by reason of NATO-Warsaw Pact negotiations. The “Women’s Peace Camp” was a complete waste of time and effort.

A series of meetings held during August and September 1986 culminated in a summit between United States President Ronald Reaganand the General Secretary of the CPSU Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavík, Iceland, on 11 October 1986. To the surprise of both men’s advisers, the two agreed in principle to removing INF systems from Europe and to equal global limits of 100 INF missile warheads.

The United States and the Soviet Union signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987, which led to the removal of all nuclear missiles from the base. The last GLCMs at RAF Greenham Common were removed in March 1991, and the 501st TMW inactivated on 4 June 1991.” [Wikipedia]

Incidentally and incredibly, even though the last missiles left Greenham Common in 1991, even though the Americans left Greenham in 1992 and even though the UK Ministry of Defence closed the base in 1993, putting it up for sale (the area being almost all designated by 1997 as public parkland), the “Greenham Women” stayed, some of them, until 2000! To me that proves that without their having “political activism” to do, some of them had nothing to do with their time or their lives. They were unable to accept that their protests (for 19 years!) had actually achieved nothing and in any case had been superseded by large-scale international events. Like the Japanese soldier in the 1970s, fighting a lone war in the jungle, 30 years after the Pacific War had ended.

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Diary Blog, 2 May 2022

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[painting from a Slavonic legend, on a Palekh box]

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Quite right as to the injustice. A terrible injustice, and the woman responsible, Paula Vennells, a corporate drone and would-be Church of England priestess, has not been at all punished as she should have been: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Post_Office_scandal; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Vennells.

Apart from anything else, the scandal, which has been going on for over 20 years, is a salutary reminder that merely appointing a woman to head something is not a panacea against administrative incompetence and misfeasance. Often the contrary.

Why is the ordinary msm not covering this invasion? Because the msm is part of a System which is importing non-whites as part of a massive transnational conspiracy.

At present, the msm, having given up for the moment on “Covid”, are concentrating on whipping-up war hysteria against Russia.

Housing news

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10774961/Council-tells-mother-43-shell-250-miles-Cornwall-Wales-accommodation.html.

Immigration is not the only factor in play, but it is one of the most important.

Alison Chabloz

Latest news from reliable sources is that Alison has been moved into a new cell, and she now has a “lovely view” out of her window onto a well-kept garden with a lawn, a gardener, a picnic table and a duck pond complete with mallards and 15 ducklings.

Alison has by now already served about a quarter of her 11-week (headline, 22-week) sentence. To date, 18 days out of 77.

[Alison Chabloz]

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Diary Blog, 1 May 2022

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Sweden is very sick.

Imagine what would happen if, suitably publicized, a Royal Navy vessel opened fire on a boatload of migrant-invaders. It would probably stop the cross-Channel invasion dead, so to speak. It will not happen, because the System wants the migration-invasion to continue. Israeli agent, the East African Asian Priti Patel, posing as Home Secretary, is just a monkey, not one of the organ-grinders. She puts up pathetic and unworkable “policies” from time to time, purely to bamboozle the simpler members of the public.

The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan is that Europe should become a continent inhabited mainly by mixed-race semi-Europeans, and ruled over by Jews and part-Jews.

The past three UK prime ministers have been part-Jew: Boris Johnson, Theresa May, David Cameron-Levita.

Read further: http://adam.curry.com/art/1543753587_mkXBrvrY.html; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalergi_Plan etc.

Fiction as prophecy? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Camp_of_the_Saints

Nigel Farage is “controlled opposition”, and I think consciously so. The bastard revels in pulling the wool over the eyes of the plebs, none more so than those who used to idolize him, the UKIP, Brexit Party, and Reform Party cannon-fodder.

Farage can be put in the same bin as Toby Young, James Delingpole, Breitbart, GB News, all the rubbish that pretends to be pro free speech, national identity etc, but never says a word about Jew-Zionist conspiracy, and never supports those truly standing up for race and culture. Bin them all.

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The international “sovereign debt” matrix is the biggest scam in the world, bigger even than the “early 1940s gas chambers” narrative and associated farrago.

What happened to the American (supposed) “right to bear arms”? Seems that the said small arms are just like nuclear weapons— they have them but are supposed never to use them…

He had days to think up something to say about his behaviour, and yet that was the best he could do.

Tractors“? Worthy of a TV comedy sketch.

These are the twits who purport to rule over us as “legislators”; a bunch of freeloading, corrupt, half-educated, not very intelligent placemen and placewomen, all or almost all under the control of the Jew-Zionist/Israel lobby.

Ukraine: the road to war

I do not mean the Russia-Ukraine war, but that being fomented by the Western (NWO/ZOG) powers. Look, for example, at this Guardian piece from one Simon Tisdall: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/01/what-is-to-be-done-lenin-west-wont-win-in-ukraine-without-taking-risks.

The language is remarkable, and rather crude, in places:

Like a street corner spiv practising crude blackmail, Lavrov claimed there was a “considerable risk” such a war might go nuclear. Presumably he knows this because Putin is actually considering it.

Liz Truss, Lavrov’s British counterpart, dodged the nuclear question in her Mansion House speech – but went for the jugular. Her bold declaration that total victory, plus the liberation of all occupied Ukrainian territory including Crimea, was a “strategic imperative” for the west may have surprised less gung-ho Nato allies who foolishly didn’t realise she speaks for them.

Biden has repeatedly insisted the conflict will be contained. “Direct confrontation between Nato and Russia is world war three, something we must strive to prevent,” he said after the invasion began.

But war has its own deathly momentum. Daily acts of escalation point in one direction. Nato is like a patient in denial. The reality, by many measures, is that it’s already at war with Russia.

Perhaps future historians of the Ukraine conflict will map the path to wider conflagration in the same way academic predecessors traced the origins of the first world war.

It’s clear the west cannot abandon Ukraine simply out of fear over how far manic Putin might go. Such a collapse would wreck the global order, the UN, and Europe’s security. Yet the longer the war rages, the bigger the risk of a different kind of cataclysmic, world-changing event.

So here’s the choice, as the northern English say: piss or get off the pot. Either the western allies act decisively, right now, to halt this war by demanding an immediate ceasefire and threatening and, if necessary, launching direct military intervention to secure it – as previously urged in this space.

Or, alternatively, Truss, Austin and other hawks stop stoking the fire and setting unrealistic goals, and instead advise Kyiv to accept a negotiated settlement that, regrettably, will inevitably reward Putin’s aggression.

Overall, urging war with Russia. Over Ukraine. A country with which no Western state is allied in any way. A country which has only been an independent country for 30 years.

This is madness. It needs to stop now, before escalation which might lead to massive destruction in Russia, in the USA, across Europe. Oh…and the almost total destruction of the UK, with its small geographic size, plenitude of targets, and inability to defend itself against nuclear missile attack. Cold comfort for the British people to know that British submarine-launched missiles might have also hit a few Russian targets.

The recently-imprisoned former Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Murray], has described the Guardian as being, these days, “the house journal of MI6” (SIS). If so, even more disturbing.

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The mega-wealthy have been buying up UK farmland and country estates as well. Look on Rightmove or estate agents’ websites. Try to find large or medium-sized estates and farms in the UK for sale. Not many, and many that do appear are bought quite swiftly. James Dyson alone has been buying large tracts of land from Gloucestershire, through Oxfordshire and north-east as far as Lincolnshire. As for Scotland, few estates are for sale now.

Land is being bought as a long-term hedge. There is diminishing trust or confidence in currency, and in quoted or other shares.

I wonder how much else of what we are told about Ukrainian military capability is a mirage?

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borys_Lyatoshynsky]
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kostiantyn_Dankevych]
[panorama of Kiev at night]