Strange to see the smartly-uniformed railway staff of 1963, as compared to not only many rail employees today, but even persons working at 10 Downing Street or in other high-profile situations.
Also, interesting to note that Evercreech Junction (Somerset), featured in that film, was closed down and became derelict a mere 3 years later, and that several towns of significance on that now-disappeared line no longer have railway stations at all (Glastonbury, for one).
These rail links were not hobbyists’ railways even in the 1960s; they were working, and carrying passengers, until (in this case) 1966:
The Betjeman film is also a useful antidote to the notion that Britain in 1963 was all London, Carnaby Street, the Beatles, social upheaval etc. A very different way of life then existed still in the provinces.
What we in the UK (and West generally) are shown is happening in Ukraine is quite different from the reality on the ground. The basically Jewish/Zionist propaganda of the Zelensky regime has been very skilful; many do not see behind it.
Sadly, though, that GB News assertion may be accurate, so pervasive has the msm multikulti propaganda been over past decades.
How can this be acceptable? It is largely because of the past mad 2 years of useless (in fact, counter-productive) “lockdowns”, shutdowns, “furlough” payments, grants and “loans” to (often fraudulent) supposed businesses and self-employed etc. Meanwhile, the plebs all gathered obediently outside their houses and clapped the increasingly non-existent NHS and other public services.
Beyond the above, however, this is at least partly the result of an entirely cynical and planned reduction in living standards in the UK (and the EU states are going the same way).
What plan? Suppress the white British birth rate, import blacks and browns, then reduce living standards to a level previously (certainly for the past 70 years) unacceptable to English people, but acceptable to the bottom-of-barrel imports from Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East etc.
It is also the case that, as the British masses focus on their increasingly precarious micro-economic problems, their wider identity interests fade into the background. All part of the agenda…
For once, I disagree with tweeter “@EternalEnglish”. Basic Income is a concept whose time has surely come.
Jew-Zionism is only partly a question of traditional religion; more a matter of race and consequent ideology.
Look who is powerful in the World Bank, IMF, Federal Reserve, TV companies, publishing, social media companies etc.
You get my point.
Two out of three— Jewish. You don’t have to be Jewish, of course, but…
You get my point.
This evening’s final word
Just saw a clip on Twitter (see above) from some TV show, on a channel I had never heard of called Talk TV. A panel discussion. Presenter was James Max (I think Jewish, or part-Jewish), and the four panellists were Vanessa Feltz (Jewish), Sharon Osbourne (half-Jewish), some black man, and Isabel Oakeshott. No white British/Northern European man at all, despite white people still making up about 80% of the UK population.
You get my point.
[late update: I have just now discovered that Talk TV is owned by Newscorp, i.e. Rupert Murdoch].
No apologies for posting, yet again, one of my favourite American 20thC classics.
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.
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”?
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.
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.
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”…
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.
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.
“Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said he will quit if given a fine by Durham police for breaking lockdown rules.” [BBC News]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ironic. Wiesenthal presented himself as living in modest circumstances in Vienna, reliant on various minor (it seems now maybe not so minor) income streams (including a stipend from the Israeli external intelligence org, MOSSAD).
Indeed, the thriller writer Frederick Forsyth portrayed Wiesenthal as rather down-at-heel in his, Forsyth’s, book, The Odessa File.
I suppose that it is unlikely that Alison Chabloz will be inclined to write a new song about it all, now that she has been imprisoned —again— for lampooning Jewish behaviour. Pity.
The “Wiesenthal watch” is a Patek Philippe, the so-called “Rolls-Royce of watches”. They do keep their value well. I knew of a couple of such watches sold by the writer and diplomat Miguel Serrano [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_Serrano], who was very friendly with a London-based friend of mine.
Serrano wanted to sell a couple of Patek Philippe watches at (if I remember aright) Sotheby’s. I cannot now recall exactly when that was, either late 1980s or early 1990s. I think late 80s.
One of the watches had been given to Serrano by Indira Gandhi [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indira_Gandhi]. Serrano had been Indira Gandhi’s lover (while he was in India as Ambassador, from 1957), though that fact is absent from Wikipedia etc. Serrano himself made no great secret of the liaison, at least to trusted friends, and was apparently invited to Indira Gandhi’s funeral after her assassination.
I cannot recall now how much the watches fetched at auction; many thousands, and perhaps over £20,000. A lot, bearing in mind that this was over 30 years ago.
The watches were left in the keeping of my friend, who showed them to me; she put them up for auction for Serrano, who was still in Chile.
Serrano later came to London, collected the proceeds of sale, and spent £5,000 on a painting by Hitler, one of several also up for auction at that time. I might have been introduced to Serrano, but either I was out of the country, or other matters got in the way. At any rate, I never did meet him.
“Bank of England’s new doom-laden warning for the economy: Unemployment will rise, inflation will hit TEN PERCENT and post-Covid growth will stagnate – as interest rates rise AGAIN to a 13-year high of 1%.”
I am sure that most readers of this blog will not need to be told that the above has not been caused by Putin or his invasion of Ukraine, but by the nearly two years of ridiculous “Covid” restrictions, and the “free money” (supposed) giveaways (“furlough” payments, massive fraud, cash for cronies, “eat out to help out”, business “loans” etc).
The situation is made far worse now by the UK’s (and others’) sanctions regime aimed at Russia.
Britain should have loosely joined with Russia years ago, in return for cost-price gas and the defusing of the arms race.
Still, this might be the time for which social-nationalists have been waiting, if a credible and effective social-national movement emerges. So far, not; just ineffective and almost ludicrous little organizations, without weight, numbers, money, or credibility.
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.
Immigration is not the only factor in play, but it is one of the most important.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 those 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?
For several years, I have been blogging and (before the Jew lobby had me expelled from Twitter in 2018) tweeting that the UK needs to join more closely with Russia, partly because, on certain premises, Russia would supply the UK with natural gas at or near cost-price.
The present “British” government of Jews, part-Jews, Indians etc has no interest in the welfare of the British people, preferring to do the job of the New World Order [NWO] in attacking Russia, Ukraine being the latest excuse.
Who will suffer because of the sanctions regime on Russia? Putin? The neo-nomenklatura of Russia? No. Us, mainly. The British people.
England has had some ridiculous Archbishops of Canterbury over the past half-century, but Welby takes the biscuit.
So is the direction of travel… fake meat–“fake” animals–fake people?
A pile of rubble, and semi-humans crawling over the ruins, that may be the future, not so far down the line, of our present civilization and culture.
Pretty typical of many news reports seen now, eg in the Daily Mail and other online newspapers: containing spelling mistakes as well as misunderstood bits and pieces. For example, “shackle” for “shekel“. The (mostly quite poorly-paid) 20-somethings now writing for newspapers do not, most of them, have the real-life journalistic background of the old-style reporters.
Having said that, the MyLondon report, by one Holly Evans, does cover the main facts adequately, if briefly and selectively.
In the early 1980s, I think 1981 or 1982, I was at that funfair, or a similar one, on the grassed open area or Common at Blackheath. My then girlfriend’s small children, aged about 5 and 7, wanted to go. I rather dislike funfairs but had to agree to take them and their mother. It was just about walking distance from their house.
We tried various stalls and rides. I think (though cannot truly remember after 40 years) that I won a prize at the rifle-shooting stall, and I remember being asked (told by the attendant, and rudely) to stop driving my dodgem car broadside into other peoples’ cars; not aggression, but I honestly thought that that was what you were allowed and expected to do; in fact that had happened several times before in my life…I must be a recidivist!
Anyway, the children’s mother noticed a placard inviting anyone wanting to earn £5 to return at midnight to help dismantle all the rides etc. This was 1982, but £5 was no great sum even then; maybe £20 in the money of today.
If truth be known, I was not very enthusiastic, but I had no real or weekly/monthly source of income, and was not even on the dole, so I felt obliged to do it. I had not even started the law degree I later did (from 1984-1987), and had been overseas not long before.
A rather unwanted guest, a recent ex-Soviet citizen, middle-aged, and with glasses and a pipe, called Volodya (the children, unable to say his name, called him Volyoda), was accompanying us, but was saved from having to do any hard work by his (suddenly-mentioned) bad knee…
I turned up at midnight, and so began a very tiring and unpleasant overnight slog lasting hours, during which I, and about 8 other foolish volunteers, had to do things such as dismantle the dodgem car ride (carrying steel girders as well as cars), and (in my case) also climbing and wriggling to the top of the largest marquee and dismantling that.
Needless to say, I was in far better physical condition then than I now am. I could not even think of doing such labour now. All the same, this was hard hard work.
The funfair manageress woman, some kind of tinker-“traveller” type, wanted us, at 0400 hrs, to return to do more work and collect our £5 notes in the later morning! I led a “peasants’ revolt” against this transparent attempt to cheat us, and we then slaved for another hour or so before being (grudgingly) paid off.
I returned home dirty, whacked out, covered in scratches and oil etc, but triumphantly clutching my £5 note. Never again.
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I am beginning to think that the System actually wants a nuclear war with Russia. Maybe Europe, including the UK, is to be largely wiped out, leaving only (partly-intact) North America, China, and the less-populated parts of Russia…
One of the characteristics of our time is rich people paying huge amounts of money for trash, such as Internet “art”, non-fungible tokens etc, not to mention actual “art” trash, such as that produced by the likes of Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst.
Roll up! Get your nuclear fallout shelters here! Oh, no, wait…
The UK’s pathetic government needs to stay well out of the Ukraine situation.
Bad-joke MP and one-time, rather briefly, practising and/or employed barrister, David Lammy, like quite a few of the blacks, thinks that Jesus Christ was “a refugee“. George Galloway, ex-MP, puts him, somewhat, in his place…
Lammy is no doubt welcome at Lincoln’s Inn, the Inn of Court to which he belongs. He may be a Bencher there —a member of the governing body— I do not know. I myself was a member of Lincoln’s Inn from 1986 until the Jew lobby procured my (wrongful/unlawful) disbarment in 2016 (so triggering expulsion from the Inn as well). So Lammy is welcome but I am not welcome. Sour grapes aside…is that not absolutely stupid and ridiculous?
Many areas of England, especially but not exclusively in the South, are becoming overcrowded in the extreme, with green bits gradually being filled in by private developments of little houses, developments without decent gardens or public parks, all because local authorities allow developers almost free rein, and because, on the big picture level, immigration and births to immigrants are swamping us.
Well, not so good this week, though I still managed to beat political journalist John Rentoul, who scored a mere 2/10. I scored 4/10. I did not know the answers to questions 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10.
Rentoul is rather odd. He claims that “star signs do not count“. I am prepared to concede that popular newspaper-style astrology is almost worthless, but I say that it stands in the same relationship to real astrology as newspaper political journalism stands in relation to serious analysis…
What a tasteless and horrible thing to do. I hope that that cruel bully gets what’s coming to him. Soon.
Those who are pushing for war or near-war with Russia over Ukraine (a territory with which, historically, the UK has had little connection, ever, incidentally) should realize that even actual chess games and poker games have led to death of participants in the past, when one player is pushed and pushed and pushed…
A few more thoughts about Ukraine strategy
This invasion was mishandled from the start by the Russian General Staff and Russian intelligence orgs. It should have been meticulously planned, but obviously was not. It has more in common with the pathetic and botched Soviet invasion of Finland in 1939-40 than with, say, the Blitzkrieg advances of the German Reich in 1939, 1940, and 1941, or indeed with the well-planned and executed Red Army advance into the Reich from 1943 to early 1945. Terrible. Heads must roll.
The Russians should have planned this so that they could have pressed a metaphorical button and said…GO!
The invasion only came after weeks of pointless sabre-rattling. Why? It should have come, as far as possible, as a bolt from the blue.
The first step, before ANY ordinary military or naval action, should have been the assassination of Zelensky and other leading political and military executives of the Kiev regime.
I have no idea whether the Russians now have much in the way of the old Spetsnaz and “Olympic Spetsnaz” special forces. In Soviet times, “Olympic Spetsnaz” units (largely composed of Olympic athletes and persons on a similar physical level) were reserved for tasks of the highest strategic importance, such as (against NATO states) destruction of missile launch sites and early-warning stations, elimination of important communications hubs, and the assassination of heads of state, heads of government, and the highest-ranking military officers.
The elimination of the Zelensky cabal should have been top priority, not just one extra idea.
Once Zelensky and his cabal were no longer active, or almost simultaneously, the Russian Spetsnaz could have taken down any civil and military communications not rocketed, and created chaos, especially in Kiev.
The Russians could then have concentrated all available forces on capturing Kiev by Blitzkrieg attack, starting with overwhelming long-range missile attacks on all important government, communications and TV/radio buildings (including police stations and Army headquarters etc), followed by a mass parachute descent by the VDV (Russian parachute shock troops) direct onto those open areas not too heavily-wooded around Kiev, such as airports. Even onto wide roads and into main squares. Among the areas and facilities to be secured— airports, main railway stations, bridges, major routes going north and east.
A risky plan, true, but the shock value of thousands of parachutes descending would have been enough to cause mass panic in Kiev. Roads jammed with destroyed cars, buses, and trucks, a headless Ukrainian government apparat, and any Ukrainian military and police personnel eliminated on sight.
Long-range rockets would have taken out at least some of Kiev’s air defences, as previously located by intelligence work.
At that point, before NATO, Biden, Boris-idiot etc even had time to say anything, let alone do anything, the main Russian invasion contingents should have swiftly begun to approach Kiev, from the north especially. At the nearest point, the distance from the Russian border to Kiev is 200 miles.
With Kiev’s airports under command, and air defences damaged or destroyed, more Russian forces could have been flown in, fighting their way into the heart of the city and to nearby strategic areas such as the already-secured bridges over the Dnieper.
On the same day, or the following day, Russian naval forces should have begun to blockade and attack the Black Sea and Sea of Azov coastal areas, while other forces began (as they have done in the real invasion) to encircle or attack the main cities of the east, notably Kharkov. Strategic targets in the west and centre of the country should have been attacked at the same time, or not long after.
The Donbass should not, in the short-term, have been a priority. Even had the Ukrainian forces stationed there for 7-8 years broken through, they would have nowhere to go, Donetsk being a border city, except into the “endless” and sparsely-populated prostor (open space) of southern Russia.
Kiev is the jewel in the crown.
Once the above had happened, there should have been the installation of, and proclamation of, an outline puppet government. Any resistance put down firmly, using pre-gathered intelligence.
With no Kiev government, with communications in chaos, with Russian troops pouring into Kiev, the remnants of the Ukrainian Army and its ragtag volunteer forces would have been leaderless, in the dark, and easily overwhelmed, at least east of the Dnieper.
As we know, the above reads like a pipe-dream compared to what actually happened.
The one single aspect that has all but killed the Russian invasion has been delay. It was delay that enabled the Kiev regime to start organizing a defence, delay that enabled the cities to be turned into fortresses, delay that enabled Zelensky to parade on the world, media (and social media) stage, delay that enabled NATO and others to start to send advanced weaponry.
As things stand, the Russians are still just keeping things stable, overall, but that is not enough.
Below, the Daily Mail assessment:
It can be seen that even the Daily Mail, while noting everything that has “gone wrong” with the invasion (with most of which assessment I can agree), still also notes that, on almost all active fronts, Russia is “winning”, albeit at a terrible cost (both for Russia and for Ukrainian civilians— and I can only agree with that, too).
There are pieces available to Putin which he has not as yet played. The first is that of the Belarussian armed forces. Relatively small, the regular Belarus Army nonetheless could exert pressure in the north/northwest, which might help the Russians in that region.
There are advanced Russian planes that have not yet been much used because they might be shot down by Ukraine’s donated NATO weaponry.
Putin can call upon reserves amounting to several million, in theory, but any fresh levies have to be equipped, transported, and fed.
Putin can, if he so chooses, flatten Ukraine’s main cities without using nuclear weapons. A terrible thing, and not at all what he wants, but he might still do that rather than “lose” the war. If he did that to all the large unoccupied eastern/central cities except Kiev, then his forces would be able to focus on and take Kiev without destroying it (and its historic landmarks).
Above all, whatever happens, Putin and Russia retain their ace-in-the-hole, the Russian strategic rocket forces and nuclear-capable air force and navy. 6,200 nuclear missiles and bombs. That power may not be useful directly in Ukraine, but keeps NATO out of the war, so far.
The “great fact” of popular strategy is that “Russia cannot be conquered”, and both Hitler and Napoleon were defeated trying to beat the odds on that.
An interesting thing is to pick any random area of Russia south or east of Moscow and look at it on Google Earth. Cities exist, yes, but once you are outside them, in the country, you are quickly in the vast landscape that made battle-hardened Wehrmacht officers tremble.
That vastness, with the Russian people (and their sense of nationality) makes Russia the toughest nut of all.
Even a nuclear war would probably not entirely destroy the essence of Russia.
State of play at Kiev, as of 25 March:
In the Kiev area, Russia is not pushing forward, and may not even be maintaining position.
I still say that, in the overall war, and despite the limited Ukrainian counter-attacks, Russia is slowly winning this, though —as also said before— at a terrible cost in human and animal suffering.
The Kiev regime must be running out of fuel in the east and centre. Fuel dumps and storage areas have been rocketed by the Russians. Food is also running out, perhaps has run out, in most of the besieged cities, though not, it appears, in Kiev itself.
Russia will not have “won” this war unless and until it has taken over and occupied all of Ukraine east of the river Dnieper (and Kiev) and, realistically, all of the coastal regions and ports, including Odessa.
For Russia simply to retain the Donbass would be unsustainable, both militarily and politically. This is now, pretty much, a fight to the death.
Anything less than occupation of the half of Ukraine east of the Dnieper, and south of a line 50-100 miles north of the Black Sea/Sea of Azov, will surely mean the end of Putin, not only politically but actually, literally. If Putin were to go into exile, a very unlikely thing, where would he go? What state would shelter him? Not Belarus, I think. Not China. North Korea? An unappealing prospect for someone akin to a modern “tsar”, to live in some remote, and guarded, North Korean villa.
No, I think that Putin will fight this war to the bitter end, even if that means nuclear war with “NATO” (the USA).
Looking a few weeks ahead, we can see the prospect that, for all of the Kiev-regime propaganda, Kharkov and most of the other cities presently besieged will be controlled by Russia, and that resistance will be confined largely to the west of the country, to Odessa, and to Kiev. By that time, Putin will presumably have decided how to take Kiev, or what else to do to bring this terribly-mismanaged episode to a close (at least in the short term).
Exactly. False freedom(s). Even as a teenager, in the 1970s, I could see that all that almost all the pop/rock stars wanted was to acquire a lifestyle and, to get it, money. They could not be compared to the great composers, even the most venal of those great composers.
Burgon’s tweet is a good example of the sheer unreality animating the self-describing “Left”.
Implied (by his other tweets etc), open borders and mass immigration (of lower cultures and races, at that), yet at the same time a better, more advanced, more prosperous, and more relaxed, society. Can’t be done. It is like pulling and pushing simultaneously at a door.
I have little quarrel with Burgon’s actual comment, taking it as it stands, but pious hopes and wishes count for little if not grounded in reality.
With the ending of the Cold War, it would have been possible for the advanced parts of the world to remove the backward Saudis, Qataris and Kuwaitis etc from rulership over the Gulf, and just use “their” hydrocarbon resources (entirely discovered, developed, refined, and utilized by Europeans and Americans) for the purposes of civilization. Instead of which, those backward and arrogant wastes of space have misused the monies garnered to build tasteless sprawling cities which only work because non-Gulf Arabs keep them going.
I may not like Israel and Jewry, but I dislike the Arabs too, as a group, or in general cultural-historical terms.
I hope it chokes them.
That poor bamboozled second tweeter, one Annie Sheffer, still does not know that this is part of a transnational conspiracy, of which the misnamed “British” Government is but part. Will someone let “Annie Sheffer” know the truth, and that she should google “the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan”, “The Great Replacement, or just “White Genocide”…
Yes, it’s all connected, meaning the weaponization of climate change, and of Covid, and the plan to destroy or subvert Russia, as well as the destruction of white European race and culture.
As noted previously, interesting to see how many people, tweeting a year ago, are now “cancelled”, along with their tweets.
The above map from Sky News shows the position fairly clearly.
Russian forces are dominant in the south, both on, and inland from, the Black Sea. The same is true in much of the east and northeast but, apart from the southeastern city of Donetsk, which was already under Russian control, no major or even medium-size cities have been taken in the regions beyond the Black Sea.
Donetsk is the fifth-most-populous city in Ukraine, with over a million inhabitants [all population figures as of pre-invasion], Mykolaiv [former Nikolayev], 9th-largest city, has or had over half a million, Mariupol, 10th-largest (exc. Crimean cities), has or had over 400,000 people, Kherson has or had over 280,000, Melitopol about 150,000.
There seems to be a split in the Russian strategy: in the south, by the Black Sea and Sea of Azov, brutal and desperate fighting for the urban areas as well as the areas around and beyond the cities and towns; in the north and northeast, cities attacked by missiles and artillery, and encircled or being encircled, but not yet taken.
In the northeastern and northern areas, the Russians are encircling cities or skirting them, but in the south trying to take them, because in the south, what is important for the Russians is to control the entire Black Sea coast and littoral zone inland for some distance.
I still think that Kiev will be prioritized ahead of Odessa, but if there is a week or two of standoff in and around Kiev before the main bombardment and then assault starts, the Russians may try to retain the initiative by pushing to and possibly into Odessa. Odessa is the third-largest city in Ukraine, with a (pre-invasion) population of well over a million.
As I write, there is news of Ukrainian counter-attacks “in several areas“, but as yet no detail. Whether the Ukrainians can sustain any counter-offensive is doubtful, in view of their resupply problems.
Looking again at the map, the areas of focus for the Russians seem to be Kiev and the Black Sea/Sea of Azov coasts. Other areas are not prioritized at present. For example, there has been no push to take or even encircle Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk], the 4th-largest city (a million inhabitants before the invasion).
As for the inland areas west of the river Dnieper, and as far west as the borders with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova, though the Russians have attacked some key targets, using missiles, there has been no attempt to gain ground there, so far.
The slightly conciliatory tone of Zelensky yesterday, admitting that Ukraine cannot join NATO, could be read as desperation. NATO has supplied anti-tank and portable ground-to-air missiles to the Kiev regime, but no planes, and no tanks or other large armour (it seems), and will not be imposing a no-fly zone.
The upshot of all that is that the forces of the present Ukrainian government are reduced to fighting a guerrilla war. In that, they may have considerable success against the unwieldy Russian forces, but in the end the superior Russian strength must begin to tell. The fact is that, unless Russian forces are very much reduced in numbers, equipment and resupply, they must surely prevail, taking the major cities (or whatever is left of them).
…and, most importantly, a fraction of those arriving “legally”…
The “refugees welcome” dimwits and virtue-signallers then start howling about how pay and State benefits are too low, and about how there are not enough houses, trains, roads, schools, NHS hospitals, doctors and nurses, and the rest.
Cue jokes from some people about “stupid Irish” etc, perhaps, but who are we to talk, when you see the state of the UK now? And yet more flood in, daily.
It is hilarious, though, albeit bitterly so, to reflect that the Irish have fought, literally, for centuries, to resist occupation by the English (and, in Northern Ireland, the Scots), only to allow themselves to be occupied without a struggle and without a fight, by the sweepings of Africa and Asia…
Sinn Fein has become one of the most pathetic examples of all that.
As Hitler said about the USA, “half-judaized and half-negrified“. Hitler was right…
That is of a piece with the rest of the “cancelling”, virtue-signalling etc around today. A kind of “iron fist in velvet glove” sub-Stalinism. The hypocrisy is everywhere, as well. You have fake outfits and people such as the “Free Speech Union”, GB News, Toby Young, James Delingpole, Julia Hartley-Brewer, and the rest.
When did you hear or see any of those parasites stand up for my free speech? What’s that? I am not prominent enough? Well, I was prominent enough in late 2016, after my wrongful (and in fact now admitted to be unlawful) disbarment. Google “Ian Millard, barrister” and you will see that there was plenty of coverage of me in the national press, including the Daily Mail and Independent. Nothing defending me, though, by the usual “free speech” controlled opposition types.
The same goes for others of a broadly social-national type, such as satirist Alison Chabloz. Not a word in support of her free speech from Toby Young and his type.
Well, since almost everything of any use, discovered or invented or developed in our world over the past two or three thousand years, was discovered etc thanks to white European or at least post-Aryan people, that’s our whole culture and civilization “cancelled”.
The blacks cannot create such a civilization; in fact, they cannot even maintain it when it has been given to them, as can be seen in Africa, Haiti, and elsewhere. They can only exist in it (when white Europeans and/or some others exercise control), or destroy it (if left in charge).
Andrew Neil seems to think that Ukraine in the winter/spring of 2022 is akin to Stalingrad in the winter of 1942-43, i.e. heavily sub-zero. Not so.
There may have been some defective tyres, I suppose, but it seems more likely that that convoy was “stuck” where it was because the entire invasion was sluggish.
It merely prolongs and intensifies the agony of Ukraine.
Some people have still not woken up to the fact that the migration-invasion is not somehow accidental, or the result of negligence of some sort, but a transnational conspiracy that reaches up to the highest levels of Western society. Google “Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan” or, indeed, “White Genocide“.
The main news seems to be a Russian approach from the Kherson area towards the considerable city of Kryvyi Rih [former Krivoy Rog, “Curved Horn”], the 8th-largest city in Ukraine, with a pre-invasion population of about 612,000. This is the only city of any real size barring the way to Kiev from the south, to the west of the river Dnieper.
Late tweets seen
Here we go, and we are only just into 2022, the most significant year since 1989…
…and so Jess Phillips, Yvette Cooper etc can continue to virtue-signal without any danger of having to walk the walk…
That’s why BBC Crimewatch was done away with, too.
… and that degenerate, Israel-Firster, and Common Purpose drone, actually pontificates on the ethics of others! What a Pharisee!