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Diary Blog, 1 October 2022

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On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Well, 8 out of 10 this week, easily beating the 3/10 scored by political journalist John Rentoul. I did not know the answers to questions 2 and 8.

Zoo news

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11268129/Girl-14-pariah-asking-people-werent-black-victims-racism.html

It is either white rule or brutal chaos. Note that even the supposedly pro-Brit Daily Mail will not print the likely truth, that the victim was white (ie English) and the bullying thugs black and/or half-caste.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11267391/JLS-star-Orits-Williams-makes-2-5-million-LOSS-sells-Croydon-mansion-just-500k.html

Like a metaphor for anything created by white Europeans that falls into the hands of non-Europeans, whether it be a large house or an entire country.

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A decent society should not need foodbanks. In the UK, they scarcely existed before 2010 when the part-Jews, David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne, managed to trick their way into government.

However, they are now —as things are— an essential component of society for many.

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I predicted as much when Liz Truss was “elected” (selected).

Liz Truss wanted to scrap State Pension and Child Benefit

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/sep/30/early-liz-truss-comments-on-scrapping-benefits-stoke-fears-of-further-cuts

It has emerged that the young Liz Truss, aged 20 in 1995, wanted to actually get rid of, inter alia, the State Pension.

All very well for her gophers to say that her views have matured since then, but who would trust this bitch, really?

It is only the pensioner or “grey” vote that has kept the so-called “Conservative” Party in power for the past 12 years. Now, it seems that Liz Truss, woolly-head Kwarteng and the rest of the present simply ridiculous Cabinet are about to throw pensioners under a bus. However, those over-65s have a sting in their tail. Their votes may not go to Labour (or anywhere else) but even mass abstention would finish the Conservative Party.

The latest opinion polls put the Conservatives on about 20%, with Labour well over 50%.

Of course, Labour is a poor choice, but for most voters, an election in the UK is a choice of evils. The Conservatives have just got to the point where not only have they lost all credibility, but where very many people hate them and in fact fear them. Far more than in 2010.

If the “grey vote” abandons the Conservative Party, there is actually no other demographic of any real size that can keep the party in more than dormant existence. It simply does not deserve to exist any more.

If there were a credible social-national party, it could rise up as far and as fast as did the NSDAP in the 1929-1932 period.

If…

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What amazes me about Liz Truss is that she must know that, at best, only a fifth of the people support her, and that about 80% if not 90% of the people are going to start hurting badly pretty soon, yet she seems to believe that she has some kind of entitlement to carry on with her package of wrecking policies, come what may, and without even the rough mandate of a general election behind her.

I am old enough to remember the Poll Tax riots of 1990 (though I saw them at a distance, on TV news in the United States). The population is now generally more quiescent (as witness the “panicdemic” compliance) but this might just be bigger than the Poll Tax, if people start hurting enough.

Liz Truss might have to “double and triple the guard”, before someone makes a —shall we say?— very personal and very effective “protest”.

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Diary Blog, 16 September 2022, including thoughts about what happens once the funeral of the late Queen is over

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[Marble Bridge, Tsarskoe Selo, nr. St. Petersburg, Russia]

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On the blog 5 years ago

Overkill

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11216931/JANET-STREET-PORTER-royals-dont-want-Britain-shut-Queen.html

I agree, for once, with Janet Street-Porter. The whole thing has been overdone. Instead of a quiet, dignified series of events, a mass circus in which good taste and real respect has been —partly at least— left behind.

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At last the Russian high command is starting to think truly tactically, meaning in this case obliquely.

It will be recalled that the Iraqi Army flooded large areas at one time, in the 1980s and later, both when fighting Iran and when fighting the “Allied forces” (USA, mainly).

I made that point a few days ago on the blog, citing the dictum of Clausewitz about how the ratio “moral” or morale vis a vis the “material” is 3:1.

We tend to forget that, though the southeastern part of Ukraine is a war zone, that does not mean that all areas suffer continuous fighting. Far from it. The Ukraine is about 3x the size of the UK, and nearly 5x the size of England. The southeastern parts known as the Donbass or Don Basin (Donetsk and Lugansk regions) are, together, about half the size of England.

From their foreign correspondents

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/16/when-mourning-ends-reality-will-hit-hard-european-journalists-on-britains-mood

…the foreign media cover this long period of ceremonial mourning with less servility. Hardly any British media, for example, dared comment on King Charles III’s rude gesture of impatience during the acclamation.

[Stefanie Bolzen, in Die Welt]

 “...a new recession, heralded by galloping inflation – the real thief in the night for working-class people, has caught the government off guard, with a new PM who has everything to prove, having been elected by a small number of Conservative members.”

[Rafael de Miguel, in El Pais]

The risk is always that the UK ends up not as Global Britain but Little England. This, too, would have been a nightmare for the Queen.

[Antonello Guerrera, La Repubblica]

[Liz Truss]

Pound sliding, inflation stoking, and recession likely

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62923994

Still think that closing down the economy for almost 2 years (because a virus was supposedly killing one out of every thousand people, mostly aged and/or with serious pre-existing health problems), and while doling out “free” money to individuals and companies via “furlough” payments, grants, “loans” etc, was a good policy? Think again.

A delusionary time, but what happens once the funeral of the late Queen has been held?

The death of the late Queen, and the consequent ritual arrangements and spectacles, is occupying the msm in the UK to an almost (?) unprecedented extent.

It may be that the Diana death hysteria of 1997, about which I have heard, and the Silver Jubilee of 1977, were similar; I cannot say, having been out of the UK when those two events occurred. In 1977, I was in Rhodesia, and in 1997 I was in Kazakhstan.

In fact, I only heard of the Diana incident 2-3 days after it happened, when I attended a regular Monday morning meeting at my office in Almaty, the then capital.

The British Embassy opened a book of condolence, and I was told by one of my Embassy contacts that, out of all the ~70 British residents (in the city) of which the Embassy was aware, I was the only one who had not signed (though not because I was hostile to Diana, but because of simple lack of interest).

My non-signing may have also been noted because, about 10 months previously, I had attended by invitation a royal reception at the Ambassador’s official Residence, where I had met and briefly chatted to Prince Charles, as he then was. Also, because I was at the Embassy quite often, at least a couple of times per week.

I have blogged in the past about how, on my return to London a few weeks later, friends told me about the collective psychosis (?) that had descended (on London at least), with pubs full of blubbing drinkers etc.

I am now thinking ahead to the day, or perhaps two or three days after the funeral of the late Queen (next Monday, 19 September 2022). What then?

We as a nation (insofar as Britain still is a nation) face huge economic problems, as well as ingrained social problems. The cloud of illusion all too obvious this week on TV, in the Press etc will blow away, and the country may come down to Earth with a very hard jolt.

The sentiment around the enormous queues going to see the late Queen’s coffin etc is somewhat illusory. The hundreds of thousands of people shuffling toward Westminster, or lining the Mall, are still only about 1% of the whole UK population. The vast majority, almost all in fact, seem to be English/British, i.e. white, and most (that I have seen in photos, on TV etc), are middle-aged or elderly.

This will all look very different in six months’ time.

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It is not the function of the police to patrol our minds“.

Hitchens knows it, I know it, most other people —I hope— know it, but the police themselves do not seem to know it, and neither does the Jew-Zionist lobby (which exercises far too much influence over some police forces), as witness my own experiences: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.

[UK police hurrying to the scene of a possible “anti-Semitic trope”]

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Diary Blog, 10 September 2022

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On this day a year ago

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That tweet is from a year ago, but it bears repetition, especially as Blair now goes around the world touting himself as the great retired statesman, pronouncing on grand strategy and high policy…

What a contrast. In fact I wondered, a day or so ago, what the late Queen had thought of the Prime Ministers she had known— Churchill, that flawed titan; then the others, varying in ability and sincerity but mostly, though not all, at least able to play the part and not look totally out of place: Eden, Macmillan, Douglas-Home, Wilson, Heath, Wilson again, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown, Cameron (-Levita), May, Johnson, and now Truss.

One sees the general decline in stature, though, over those decades.

Hard to bracket Liz Truss in the same sentence, let alone the same office, as Churchill, much as I think that his policy toward the German Reich was completely wrongheaded.

Churchill got Britain and the Empire involved in that disastrous war which killed off not only the German Reich but also the British Empire and indeed, not far down the line, all the European imperia (French, Spanish, Italian, Belgian, Dutch), and much else besides.

Liz Truss seems intent on creating conflict, or making worse the relations between Russia and the West, or even fomenting a state of war between Russia and the UK. If that were to happen, we should all be joining the late Queen and Churchill sooner than most of us anticipated. Britain could scarcely survive if there were war on the strategic scale.

Biden

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11198817/Bidens-Irish-Catholic-mom-hated-English-told-NOT-bow-Queen-met-1982.html

Biden’s mother sounds as if she was both quite mad and extremely unpleasant. You get that kind of silliness with some Irish-Americans though. I recall being introduced about 31 years ago to some fat woman in New Jersey, an acquaintance of an American friend. Her first words to me were “well, I’m Irish, so I shouldn’t like you!“. A kind of joke, but with a definite edge.

Of course, Irish-Americans are a lot more American than they are Irish. Many of the more ignorant ones seemed (when I was living in the USA in the early 1990s) to think that “England” (always England, not UK or Britain) was in a kind of war with Ireland.

They had no idea that the “war” between not Ireland but the IRA, and the UK authorities, was confined mainly not only to the six counties of Northern Ireland (Ulster, to use the name of the ancient province) but to a few small areas, mostly urban, within that province, and also confined to quite small numbers of the population.

There were exceptions to the prevailing ignorance. The owner of McSorley’s Old Ale House in Manhattan, which I occasionally visited if nearby, was an intelligent man who visited Ireland (the Republic) a couple of times a year (for river fishing). He understood the real situation, but few other Irish-Americans (most of whom had never left American shores, and got their ideas of the world from appallingly-poor American TV news reports) knew any more about it than they did about, say, Iraq.

[John French Sloan, McSorley’s Bar, 1912]

The above painting, though from 1912, shows an almost identical scene to the one I knew in the early 1990s.

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In origo, so are “council” and “counsel“. The Monarch’s “counsel” was provided by his or her “council”. In Russian, there is still only one word for both “council” (as in a group of advisers and/or a local or other governmental or political body) and “counsel” (as in “advice“)— “soviet” [совет].

If these reports (from sources supportive of the Kiev regime) are accurate, the Russian leadership will have to escalate the armament used, and soon, or accept bitter, if relatively localized —and possibly temporary— defeat in large parts of the region.

Worth reading…

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

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“...for the welfare of the people is the highest law” [Cicero].

So is Starmer a (?) secret atheist, or possibly even a crypto-Jew? He is, after all, married to a Jewess, and their children are being brought up as if full-Jew. I never was able to discover as to whether, when they hold those ritual Jewish dinners chez Starmer, he wears one of those little round skullcaps (yarmulki).

If Russia becomes again as weak as it was in the 1990s, the Chinese will be able to heavily infiltrate, and perhaps in effect take over, the whole of the one-time Soviet Far East, and possibly all of Eastern Siberia. Maybe in time even all of Siberia.

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[panorama of Budapest and river Danube]

Diary Blog, 11 July 2022

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[ancient bridge over river Wey, c.1300, Elstead, Surrey]

On this day a year ago

Sign of the times

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11000383/Rhodes-Fall-chief-helps-write-Oxford-University-free-speech-guide.html

Free speech and general freedom of expression under attack again. The n** in question carries the unmerited status of “associate professor” at Oxford University, no less, but look who stands behind it— a Jew, one David Isaac; a lawyer and “activist”, in fact [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Isaac].

Every. Single. Time.

The focus should be on the organ-grinders, not the monkeys.

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Leaving aside the rights and wrongs of the instant conflict, that report shows a very hopeful aspect of human nature, particularly European human nature, namely the desire for civilized order. When the Soviet Union collapsed, and tens of millions of people were left either without pay, or on totally inadequate pay, huge numbers of people, such as postal employees, railway station staff, Army officers etc, kept working for little or no pay for months, even years, somehow surviving, and keeping the fabric of society together.

Now, Poltava, between Kharkov and the river Dnieper, looks set to be again the pivot of large-scale operations, as it was during the Second World War.

Standing the test of time

I notice that the blog post below, from over two and a half years ago, has had a few hits today.

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Are these to be the inheritors of Siberia?

It has been a long time since the British people displayed such national enthusiasm. Look at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in London: myopic propaganda for mass immigration and the NHS.

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…instead of chucking the bastards into the sea and using the monies wasted on invading parasites more usefully, on projects for the benefit of the British people.

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Seems that David Davis has ruled himself out of the Conservative Party leadership contest. Pity. He was the only likely candidate for whom I would have had any time at all. He was obviously not hungry enough.

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Diary Blog, 19 June 2022, including the latest ludicrous anti-Russian —and pro-war— propaganda

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On this day a year ago

This is just mad

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10930527/Prepare-fight-beat-Russia-World-War-Britains-general-warns.html.

Britain’s top army general has told his troops to prepare to fight and beat Putin’s armies in a European land war, it has emerged tonight.

General Sir Patrick Sanders, who assumed overall command of the British Army this week, warned soldiers ‘we are the generation that must prepare the Army to fight in Europe once again’ as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rocks global stability.

[Daily Mail]

One is tempted to wonder whether the General had had a little too much Blackstrap (cognac/port mixture, not the rum of the same name) in the officers’ mess.

Look at the readers’ comments appended to that Daily Mail article. Most are scathing about both the perceived “need” to fight Russia and the actual ability of the UK to do so, bearing in mind that Britain was scarcely able to bomb Libya a decade ago, needing French and Italian assistance.

The British Army is somewhere around 70,000 “soldiers” (at present being reduced from 80,000+ to 72,000, officially, but in reality well under strength). A tenth are women. About three-quarters are rear-echelon forces. That leaves (roughly; I am sure that military buffs will correct me) 15,000-20,000 actual or potential fighting soldiers.

The Russian Army exceeds a million active troops. Yes, some are of poor quality; so are many of those in the British Army! Never more so than today. In the British Army, drunkenness and drug abuse are common (admittedly, the former has been known in the recent and historical past!), and the Army has had to lower its physical-condition entry standards for enlistment.

In reality, any “war with Russia” involving the UK would have the British in a role serving as very junior partners to the massive US forces.

To be frank, the British Army is in no state to take on any opponent at present, unless a very backward black/brown enemy (and that would not happen now anyway for several reasons, including the “lift” capacity of the RAF being very limited).

Quality usually trumps quantity, but I see few indications now that Russian troops are hugely below the British level. The newspapers have just reported that the very same general has barred some of the supposedly best troops (reportedly from 3 Para) from being sent on exercise or deployment, after disgraceful goings-on in their Essex barracks: see https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2022-06-09/armed-forces-minister-sorry-and-embarrassed-over-alleged-sex-video; https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2022-06-18/para-regiment-dropped-from-overseas-operations-after-alleged-sex-video.

Armies reflect the societies from which they recruit. Britain is subsumed in decadence at present.

As a matter of fact, that general, busy moving his painted regiments on a painted map of Eastern Europe, seems to be preparing to fight the last war (meaning the 1939-45 war against the German Reich). He talks as if Hiroshima and Nagasaki never happened.

Russian military doctrine approves first-use of at least tactical nuclear weapons in any situation where Russia’s borders face existential peril.

The General’s ten or twenty thousand men (women are not on the front-line) will not last long in any war with Russia. Equally important, the families and homes of those soldiers will have been incinerated long before the soldiers themselves ever see a Russian soldier.

Taking a look back, at the bigger picture, this is all part of a cynical NWO/ZOG ploy, like the wars against Iraq. There is no need at all for the UK (or any Western or Central European state) to fight Russia.

The Soviet Union was an expansionist state, and motivated, however sluggishly since 1945, by an aggressive political doctrine, Marxism-Leninism.

That does not exist today. Russia is a mildly-nationalist traditional state, more or less. It may vaguely want to restore its core Soviet and Imperial-Russian borders (Ukraine, the “Pribaltika“, the Caucasus region, even Kazakhstan etc), but certainly has no interest in invading Europe west of Ukraine or Belarus.

There are now secret circles and cabals in the UK, USA etc which are pushing for war with Russia, using Ukraine (a “state” that has only existed for 30 years as a state, and with which the UK has almost no historical connection or common interests) as a pretext. Mad and bad.

Incidentally, I see that General Sanders is an alumnus of Worth Abbey school in West Sussex. In or about 1982, when the General would still have been at school there, I went with my then girlfriend and her two young children to some Roman Catholic gathering there. We camped in the grounds, just near the Abbey. I myself am not Roman Catholic, but went along for the ride, really. I was there for a dull day or two, and had a swim in the small and dark indoor pool, housed in a separate building.

A peaceful place, run by Benedictine monks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worth_Abbey; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worth_School.

[Worth Abbey, West Sussex]
[“Russia has no borders; it is wherever there are Russians“]

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Imagine savages from Benin etc let loose in a civilized milieu such as a Swiss city…it’s just mad, and evil.

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[Levitan, Vladimirka]

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The UK is now full of filthy untermenschen of that or similar type. Those who promote migration-invasion are guilty of facilitating the consequent crimes.

It makes me wonder whether the education and training of officers should not be improved, so that nincompoops of that sort do not reach general-officer rank still thinking that a nuclear war with Russia can be “won”.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9231773/Ex-MP-NORMAN-BAKER-reveals-day-bacteria-released-tunnel-Northern-Line.html.

Interesting. I once knew someone, a former officer, who lived in the Savernake Forest, not very far from Porton Down. He was convinced that the people of Salisbury had been used, en masse, for mood-altering experiments.

Whatever the truth of that, it is at least interesting that the Skrypal case occurred in Salisbury. Was punishment of the double-agent only one motive? Was there another, such as trying to tar Porton Down with suspicion generally?

I myself once visited Porton Down, in the 1990s, with the then Ukrainian Ambassador, a Mr. Komissarenko. I blogged about that trip once or twice: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/03/06/diary-blog-6-march-2022/.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porton_Down.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C5%ABcija_Gar%C5%ABta]
[Shishkin, At the Garden Gate]

Diary Blog, 24 March 2022

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Complete idiots on the roads of Jamaica. Who would have thought it?…

Russia is going to win this war, come what may. Any adventurers, freebooters, and would-be contract soldiers, from the UK, USA etc may well find themselves prisoners of war —but not treated according to the Geneva Convention(s)— in a prison camp, somewhere like Siberia, or (more likely) Mordovia (central Russia). That’s if they do not get a bullet in the head in the field.

Sadiq Khan is an idiot.

Ukraine

[state of play as of early 24 March 2022]

Russian forces are almost stalled; stagnating. My impression though, is that (despite the Daily Mail take), they still (just about) hold the initiative. If Russia can energize itself to take and hold the territory between Donetsk and Kharkov, and then lay siege to, or at least encircle, Zaporozhye and then Dnipro (former Dnepropetrovsk), a general approach, east of the Dnieper river, on Kiev (from east and southeast) will be possible.

As I blogged right from the start, even before the start of the invasion, the Russian strategy should be to secure the Black Sea and Sea of Azov shores/littoral (to maybe 50-100 miles inland), to secure the entire territory of Ukraine east of the river Dnieper, and to take and hold Kiev. The rest of Ukraine can then be left.

On that basis, the Russians would control almost all the major cities of Ukraine, most of its industry, a significant amount of its agriculture, much of its electricity generation, and all of its sea-ports and Dnieper river-ports.

It appears that that is more or less what the Russians are doing, but very slowly.

It may be that Putin is going to have to commit greater forces to the war. Russia and its ally, Belarus, abut about two-thirds of Ukrainian territory. It must be possible to bring in more of everything in order to start the campaign moving again.

My sense is that Putin is not going to withdraw all forces to Russia proper. He will not back down or be seen to “lose”. I do not think that simply holding on to the Donbass regions alone will be seen by Putin or the Russian public as anything akin to a victory. There has to be more. To control the entire south and east (everywhere east of the Dnieper) would do it. That really means taking and holding Kiev as well.

Is Kiev essential to a Russian victory? I think that it probably is.

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[Raphael, The School of Athens]

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If it is true that around Kiev, and possibly elsewhere, Russian forces are being pushed back, then Putin has either to bring in fresh reserves from Russia, or he has to use missiles and air power to flatten the Kiev-regime forces and/or the cities which are as yet holding out, the most important of which is Kiev itself.

We are told that the Russian air force has been held back by reason of the ground-to-air missiles supplied to Zelensky’s forces by the USA and UK. If that is so, and if the Russian ground forces cannot overrun the Ukrainian positions and prevent use of such Western weaponry, then the only logical way for Russia to regain the initiative will be to use long-range missiles which cannot easily be shot down, and which would be able to change the battlefield, depending on what kind of warhead is used.

If this continues much longer, I can see Kiev and other major cities of the Ukraine being all but razed to the ground.

I note that Russian forces are (said to be) taking up defensive positions as far as 20 miles outside Kiev; away from any danger of being within any circle of destruction from the air, perhaps. Does this betoken a massive onslaught by missiles and planes? We may not have to wait long to find out.

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Once again, sinister clown Boris-idiot plays the Poundland Churchill. Amateur dramatics. Today’s role? “The Great War Leader and Statesman”. Benny Hill could have done it better, just like that other sinister clown, Zelensky.

So the UK, which has never been allied to Ukraine, never had anything much to do with it, is suddenly going to have hundreds of millions of pounds wasted on arms sent to prolong and make worse (for civilians) a horrible near-civil war, at a time when British people can, many of them, scarcely make ends meet.

…which is why Enoch Powell, for all his great intelligence, knowledge, education, resilience, and courage, ended up as a political joke, incapable of leading even a reformist tendency, let alone a national-revolutionary movement.

That pathetic sack of ****, Linehan, was extremely insolent to me on Twitter more than once, and I seem to recall that he loved the fact that a pack of malicious Jews had instigated my (in fact not only unwarranted but unlawful) disbarment in 2016 (my “crime” was tweeting five completely true and accurate tweets about society and a few politicians): see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/ for detail on that.

So Linehan kicked me when (he thought) I was down. Now look at him! A snivelling wreck, because the often crazed and degenerate “trans” lobby (and the wider “woke” lobby) has had him “cancelled”. Ironically, I happen to hold views not far distant from what I understand to be his on that one topic: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/11/15/when-reality-becomes-subjective/.

He needs to stop snivelling, stand up, load up, and fight the enemies of civilization.

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Diary Blog, 16 March 2022, with latest analysis of Russian strategy in Ukraine

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On this day a year ago

As noted previously, interesting to see how many people, tweeting a year ago, are now “cancelled”, along with their tweets.

Ukraine

[state of play as of yesterday, 15 March 2022]

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.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Ukraine

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).

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…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.

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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.

Open-source intelligence.

It merely prolongs and intensifies the agony of Ukraine.

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https://www.rt.com/russia/552079-putin-west-domination-ends/

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“.

Ukraine update

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.

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Here we go, and we are only just into 2022, the most significant year since 1989…

and again:

…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!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant#Expenses_claims_scandal;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant#Personal_life

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Diary Blog, 14 March 2022

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Kosenko]
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mykola_Lysenko]
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On this day a year ago

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As blogged previously, do you still think that the lockdown shutdown(s), fraudulent “loans”, “test and trace” nonsense, “furlough” baksheesh etc, all came at no cost? Think again…

Thank God for that, at least! I myself am not against a modest number of (real) Ukrainians, especially if genuine refugees, coming to the UK, because they are European, and because some at least are quite cultured. However, I am talking about hundreds, not hundreds of thousands.

Blog post about Ukraine, by Gilad Atzmon

https://gilad.online/writings/2022/3/13/putins-war

Worth reading.

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

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Vysotsky]
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As some commentators have noted, there actually is scarcely any conventional Ukrainian Army worth talking about, at least not on any large scale. The corruption and chaotic misrule emanating from Kiev for the past 30+ years has stripped the Ukrainian armed forces of most of their past (Soviet) effectiveness.

We have already seen, in the past couple of weeks since the invasion began, that the Kiev-regime air force has been either destroyed on the ground or shot down. In fact, the most noteworthy fighter pilot on the Kiev-regime side, the so-called “Ghost of Kiev”, turned out to be just an Internet “meme” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_of_Kyiv].

The Kiev regime has effectively no navy.

The Ukrainian Army has in fact been conspicuous by its absence, but that is probably because, as previously blogged, the decision has been made that it would be suicidal for the forces of the Kiev regime to confront the Russian Army in battles reminiscent of the Battle of Kursk in 1943 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kursk].

It seems that the strategy of the Ukrainian/Kiev-regime side mimics that of the Russians during Napoleon’s disastrous 1812 invasion of Russia, occupation of Moscow, and eventual retreat from Russia.

Incidentally, Tolstoy’s famous War and Peace starts with the words “On the twelfth of June, 1812, the forces of Western Europe crossed the Russian frontier and war began, that is, an event took place opposed to human reason and to human nature.” Note that: not “French forces” but “the forces of Western Europe“, which was in fact the case. See the overall order of battle in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_invasion_of_Russia.

The tactics of the Russians in 1812, at least during Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow, might be called “shoot and scoot” or hit-and-run.

Those tactics of 1812 are now being used by the forces of the Kiev regime.

There have now begun to appear, in some American publications, comments to the effect that the tactics that Zelensky’s forces are using may be effective, but lack any real strategy.

The overall Ukrainian/Zelensky regime plan seems to be to barricade, fortify and defend cities, particularly Kiev, while using those shoot and scoot tactics to wear down the Russian forces by attrition: shooting down helicopters and planes, ambushing tank columns, launching only skirmish raids on the ground.

On the other hand, after a more than sluggish start, the Russian forces are now beginning to take the smaller cities such as Kherson (290,000 inhabitants, and only 17th in terms of population, if Crimean cities are included: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Ukraine).

Kiev is being encircled steadily now, and food as well as ammunition is in short supply (the Zelensky regime claims that Kiev has food for two weeks).

The Russians are bringing up more troops now. Also supplies. As Gilad Atzmon notes in his blog (see above), the now-famous 40-mile-long Russian column north of Kiev seems not to have been subject to any, or any significant attack.

The Kiev-regime side is weak, despite the huge amounts of advanced infantry-use weaponry now being funnelled into Ukraine by NATO (weaponry which will in part no doubt find its way into the hands of terrorist groups hostile to the West in due course, as happened after Afghanistan, Iraq etc).

The Russians obviously intend to take smallest population centres first, before working their way up to the largest cities.

I am presuming that the assault on Kiev will not start in earnest until the food and ammunition available to the defenders has been reduced more. After that, air power and artillery (the latter of which Russians refer to as “our mother guns“, a Russian speciality since the 19th Century) will reduce the city. Then infantry will storm whatever is left, supported by armour.

Russian infantry (and perhaps Syrian mercenaries, hardened and experienced in the terrible conflict in that country) will then fight their way into the very centre of Kiev.

In the 1945 Battle of Berlin, the Soviet forces are said to have used no less than 41,600 artillery pieces! See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Berlin. Such numbers are certainly not available to the Russians now, but of course the artillery pieces they do have are even more destructive.

There is no way for the forces under Zelensky’s generals to win this war (as it now has become), unless they can wear down the Russians by huge losses of men and materiel. At present, unless the peace talks achieve success, Kiev may soon suffer the fate of other cities that have historically been almost destroyed: Warsaw, Berlin etc.

The Ukrainian or Kiev-regime side will probably (as I blogged weeks ago) soon or quite soon be confined militarily to the western side of Ukraine; west of the Dnieper, north of the Black Sea littoral.

Photographs seen yesterday indicate that there are still huge numbers of civilians fleeing Kiev. The city may soon be a battlefield, but one in which the poor, sick, infirm (and many animals) will be trapped as the war rages around them.

This is a terrible situation, and one which need not have been anything like as bad as it has become. Having said that, it is hard to see what the West, or NATO, or the NWO, is trying to achieve by supplying weapons to Zelensky’s regime. The armaments will not be enough to defeat the Russians, but they will be enough to prolong and intensify the agony.

Zelensky’s regime’s forces have no prospect of defeating Russia in the field. If need be, Russia can flatten every Ukrainian city, destroy every railway, and every hub or concentration of Ukrainian forces, using air power (including missiles fired from Russia itself). That would be a terrible thing to happen, but my assessment is that Putin would do it if he had no other option but abandon his plans.

As to the peace talks, hard to say how they can succeed but, as Churchill said, “jaw jaw is better than war war” (a prescription he himself rarely followed). The talks seem not to be affecting the fighting, though.

Looking about two months down the road, I imagine that the Russian invasion will see those eastern and southern areas occupied, but at a terrible price. As to western areas, and as I predicted weeks ago, there will be a rump Zelensky regime in Lvov (unless he is killed or captured), but its ability to do more than launch guerrilla attacks outside the region must be seen to be very limited.

Effects of the conflict

The Russian economy as it now is will collapse under the weight of Western sanctions. When that will happen is uncertain. However, a basic Russian economy will keep going. As noted in previous blog posts, Russia can survive and perhaps quite well under autarky, a form of economy favoured by Putin’s main philosophic influence (it is said), Alexander Dugin [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Dugin]. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasianism.

What about the Western economies? Perhaps they will also collapse. If Putin shuts off gas to Germany, for example, “collapse of stout party”…

We are seeing, I think, what is just the start of a complete redrawing of the boundaries, and perhaps the meaning, of Europe.

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Of course, when the msm says “Russian”, what they should be saying is “Jewish”…

In fact this is ironic, in that those squatters are doing to the Jew’s London residence exactly the same as the Jewish “oligarchs” did to the entire Russian economy in the 1990s, i.e. squat on the industrial, commercial and logistical assets of the Russian people, live off them like leeches, and effectively steal them. How else do you think “Russian” Jews like Abramovitch “made their money”?

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Hitler was right. The USA is indeed “half-judaized and half-negrified“, and that becomes more obvious daily.

Ditto (see my last comment…).

Exactly. If you are British, you will get no help, nor even a Twitter or YouTube virtue-signal, from the likes of Sandi Toksvig, Jo Brand, various Jewish comics etc. You can go whistle for help (or “raise the banners!” and take what you need…).

Jess Phillips is “expert” only in self-promotion and in freeloading.

Some replies on that thread make the point that Priti Patel makes £82K salary (as an MP). In fact, as Home Secretary she gets about as much again…MP salary and Home Secretary salary. To think that, under other circumstances, she would just have been another fat baba behind the counter of a Kampala grocery store…

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Diary Blog, 24 February 2022

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On this day a year ago

Ukraine

So it has begun in earnest. May the Russian approach to and seizure of Kiev, and Ukraine east of the Dnieper (etc), be swift, overwhelming, and yet mindful of the lives and property of the Ukrainian civilians. A Blitzkrieg for the sake of mercy. It is tragic that this has to be, but it does have to be.

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Note the lack of opposition or resistance. As I predicted, the Jew-Zionist regime in Kiev will not be much defended by the Ukrainian people, including the Ukrainian armed forces.

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…and that type of propaganda is being spread throughout the public sector and now also the private sector.

Ben Wallace is a thick dork. He seems to equate the Crimean War, about 170 years ago, with today. Let’s see: the UK has 800-850 operational RAF aircraft of all sorts. Russia has ~5,000 such aircraft. The UK has about 100 or so nuclear warheads. Russia has 6,200. The UK has 75 navy vessels in all; Russia has about 350. Army? UK has 50,000-80,000 soldiers, but maybe as few as 15,000 frontline troops; Russia has about a million active personnel, with hundreds of thousands of frontline troops, and a reserve stretching into the several millions.

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[civilians and others flee by car out of Kiev today]

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Thank you to those who have noticed that my predictions re. invasion of Ukraine and routes taken etc so far seem to have been accurate.

What now? The Jewish regime in Kiev will presumably flee to Lvov while it can, including the clown presently posing as President. What then matters is whether Russia will try to occupy all of Ukraine at once. I should think not. At least, were I in Putin’s boots, I should not do that.

As predicted in previous blog posts, Russia seems to be going for Kiev, in order to topple the NWO/ZOG regime there, and at the same time both the areas east of the river Dnieper and those of the Black Sea littoral.

The Russians would probably be wise to leave alone (in terms of actual occupation) the almost two-thirds of Ukraine both west of the Dnieper and north of the Black Sea coast. If they can install a pro-Russia government de facto in Kiev, then that government can attempt to bring the west under control by mainly political means, over time. Russia will control 6 out of 7 of the largest cities, it will have a wrap-around from South Russia through Crimea and the Odessa region as far as Trans-Dniestria, and it will control most industrial centres, most major power stations, and all supplies of gas.

Meanwhile, the NWO/ZOG drones in the UK and USA are shouting bellicose nonsense (as seen from Ben Wallace etc), but are effectively powerless.

Below: a map published in the Daily Mail online today:

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Russian fighters flying low over Kiev. My thoughts: they are unafraid of any ground-to-air attack, they are even flying in formation! An exercise in power-projection, saying to the population below, “we are here, we control the skies, and the ground too“.

As I had anticipated, the chaotic shambles that has been Ukraine for 30 years is now exposed for what it is. The Jew-Zionist regime has not even organized the most basic defence of its own capital!

It cannot be more than a few days before the Kiev regime “government” of Jew clowns is toppled.

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Jewish-lobby puppet Starmer is so “controlled” that you can almost see the strings, as with those 1960s British TV shows, Stingray and Thunderbirds.

So the plan seems to be to blame Russia for the so far disguised economic catastrophe caused by Boris-idiot’s, and Rishi Sunak’s, “Covid” “measures” (lockdowns, shutdowns, massive money giveaways etc).

I shall only be surprised if expenses cheat sleaze Bryant suggests the same for those holding dual Israeli and UK citizenship.

Rhetorical question, of course. Completely under Zionist/NWO/ZOG control or influence.

Looks as if most of the Ukrainian Army are voting with their feet, as I have been predicting.

Incidentally, no sign so far of the Ukrainian “Dad’s Army” with its wooden weapons (as recently featured in TV news reports).

There’s the “Dad’s Army”…fleeing by car or train.

Kiev may yet fall without (much of) a fight.

TV propaganda and MP propagandists

Watched a few minutes of ITN evening news show. The commentary was more than biased; it brought to mind, ironically, Soviet news broadcasts.

Meanwhile, half-Jew MP Tom Tugendhat has expressed the view that anyone not wanting conflict between the UK and Russia is committing treason! I read that he even wants to change the law so that people such as Nigel Farage could be tried! Madness. I mean, I don’t much like Farage, but “treason“?

It is interesting to note that, suddenly, all the Jew-Zionist fanatics on Twitter, and all those public figures (MPs, scribblers, TV and radio talking heads etc) in the pocket of the Jewish/Zionist lobby, are baying for blood and for conflict (and even war) with Russia.

One example, from a Labour party doormat for the Jewish lobby:

That idiot thinks that the UK’s (US-controlled, in effect) nuclear deterrent will or could intimidate Russia, a state which has 6,200 nuclear missiles and bombs.

The Jewish regime in Kiev is preparing to run.

Meanwhile, in the UK, the System, its paid drones on TV, in Parliament etc, are all trying to fool people that this is Russia v. UK. Why? No good reason. Don’t be a sheep.

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Diary Blog, 18 February 2022

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[painting by Rob Hefferan]

On this day a year ago

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Any schoolteachers of that sort should be removed.

The Reich dealt with similar problems in Germany in the 1930s:

[“Out with it!“]

Below, more evil nonsense, this time from Brighton: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10527267/Parent-fury-Brighton-primary-schools-tell-students-NOT-say-mum-dad.html

…which is why the Gilets Jaunes in France failed— no leadership and no ideology.

I noticed that when I returned to live full-time in England in 2009: the main System party conferences were convocations of the elderly, to a large extent. The Conservative Party Conferences poorly attended, and almost entirely by persons over the age of 70, with a sprinkling of appalling young would-be careerists aged about “seventeen and three-quarters”.

The Scottish Young Conservatives “held a conference and no-one came”, and which was cancelled after only six applications for tickets were received.

The same was true of the other System parties: the LibDem conferences became so small that it became hard for the public relations people to photograph the almost non-existent audiences in a way that suggested large attendance.

However, the victor has been, not radical political ideology of any type, but apathy. Overall, the young (meaning under-21s, or even under 28s) are sunk in the meaningless miasma of “reality” (unreality) TV, of social media and trash TV “influencers” and “celebrities” of whom I at least have never heard, and suchlike. There are no political ideologies or leaders who interest them at all. Even Corbyn’s supposed popularity among the young was very overplayed, and has now evaporated.

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…and, equally sad, it will not be replaced. Local councils tend to be anti-tree, especially anti large trees. They point to such events (which happen in any particular place once in a century, really), and say that “health and safety” is better served by no trees, or by small trees and bushes.

The majesty and depth of trees, especially large and tall trees, is lost on the average local council drone. It goes hand in hand with the overdone fear of many householders about “what if the nearby tree crashes onto my house?” (which is a very rare sort of event), and the petty “my pink half of the drainpipe” attitude of those who hate trees on neighbouring properties.

Trudeau

It seems that the police-state measures brought in by Trudeau will exempt ethnic minorities, “refugees” etc!

You really could not make it up.

When is some Canadian or other going to deal with this dictator?

Historical note

https://www.patrioticalternative.org.uk/a_land_fit_for_heroes_race_violence_and_disillusion_the_1919_race_riots_in_wales.

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The tyranny would be forced to rethink if Trudeau and the Canadian MPs supporting him came under direct attack.

Trudeau must be removed, by any means necessary.

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If so, strike swiftly and overwhelmingly for the sake of minimizing civilian and other casualties; a Blitzkrieg for mercy’s sake.

The reports of sabotage, unexpected explosions, cyber-attacks etc would seem to indicate that the countdown has begun. The main approach of heavy armour, tracked artillery, and infantry will be preceded by intensive strategic attacks by GRU and Spetsnaz units, designed to create confusion and uncertainty.

This has to be. The map of Europe can be reset, and the NWO/ZOG plans disrupted and parried.

The “fog of war” now starts before the war.

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