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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.

Late tweets

…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.

Late thought

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, 28 May 2022, including more on Russian strategy in Ukraine

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[Rome: view of river Tiber and Vatican, including St. Peter’s Basilica]

On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Once again, political journalist John Rentoul loses out to me: he scored 7/10, but I trumped that with 9/10. The only question to which I did not know the answer was no. 6, though my answers to questions 1 and 9 were educated guesses; still correct, all the same.

Boris-idiot talks ethics

How can you deal with a crocodile when it’s in the middle of eating your left leg?” Johnson said in a Bloomberg Television interview on Friday, when asked about the prospect of negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The guy’s completely not to be trusted.” [Bloomberg TV interview].

Ha ha! “The guy’s completely not to be trusted“…

Is that hypocrisy, or just a stunning lack of self-awareness?

Ukraine

As I blogged a month (or more) ago, and more recently (including yesterday), the Russian strategy now seems to be to consolidate control of the coastal regions on the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, as well as in the inland southeastern/Donbass region; also, to press north up the eastern bank of the river Dnieper and generally, to isolate or take the cities of Zaporozhye and Dnipro [Dnepropetrovsk], and then to push up to the northeast towards the Kharkov area. At the same time, the Russian forces in the region of Kharkov will keep that city isolated, if it cannot be taken.

If the above tasks can be accomplished, any Ukrainian forces east of that Sea of Azov-Zaporozhye-Dnipro-Kharkov line are doomed, and Russian forces will then control over half of that part of Ukraine which is east of the wide Dnieper river. Also, some territory to the west of the Dnieper in the south, around the Kherson and Mykolaiv [Nikolayev] region. Russia of course already has complete control of Crimea and its almost entirely Russian population.

Russian forces, assuming success as above, will then probably push west from the general region of Kharkov, and from the southeast through Poltava to the Dnieper and, simultaneously, north from Dnipro (following the river), until those three advances meet at the Dnieper, somewhere southeast of Kiev. At that point, there may be a gathering of forces so that Kiev itself can be assaulted.

The Zelensky regime has fortified Kiev. I wonder how much of the city will survive a brutal battle for supremacy.

As I blogged some time ago, the Russian forces may take all of Eastern Ukraine (i.e. Ukraine east of the Dnieper), but that will not determine this conflict unless Kiev, the ancient seat of authority, is also taken.

Once Kiev is taken, the Zelensky regime will lose much credibility in the West, and have to fall back on Lvov.

The largest cities of Ukraine and Crimea are shown here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Ukraine.

It can be seen that, of the most-populous 20 cities, 8 are already in Russian hands, at least 2 seriously menaced, and another 3 or 4 not likely to remain outside Russian control for an extended period if assaulted. So about two-thirds of the largest population centres in Ukraine generally are or quite soon will be in Russian hands. In east-of-Dnieper Ukraine, probably all such large towns and cities.

The Zelensky regime may soon control only Kiev, Odessa and Lvov, and it is doubtful whether Odessa could hold out for long if seriously attacked.

If then, Russian forces eventually take both Kiev and Odessa (admittedly a big question, at present) that will mean that Zelensky and his cabal will control only a rump Ukraine, mainly poor and rural, based on Lvov.

Latest news is that Ukrainian forces are in retreat, or planning imminent retreat, in the east/southeast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-61593803

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The truth that the Western msm, particularly in UK and USA, are not showing.

The Jew Zelensky and his Zionist media-savvy cabal have been winning only one war— the propaganda war. The real war on the ground is now going against the Kiev regime.

Also, at least some people in, say, the UK, USA etc, are waking up to the fact that Zelensky’s corrupt shambles of a government is far from being a “democracy” with civil rights: all opposition parties banned, criticism of Zelensky and his basically Jewish regime banned, anyone wanting peace with Russia arrested, some tortured, and some even shot out of hand, as was the Ukrainian negotiator shot dead in the street in Kiev 2-3 months ago by Ukrainian security killers.

“Major Clark” must be frighteningly thick.

News from old Ireland

The piece below was sent to me; I am unaware of its provenance. Sounds about right, though.

”Republic in Retreat”

Ireland, a country which has historically valued its neutrality and ability to negotiate, is now engaged in political battles on every front foreign and domestic.

The country has shattered its decades old neutrality by supplying military aid to Ukraine in its conflict against Russia and is now antagonizing the British on behalf of the European Union, which is still extremely upset over the Brexit vote.

More than supplying Ukraine with Irish supplies, the Irish state is supplying Ireland with Ukrainians, or anyone claiming to be Ukrainian anyway. The Irish government has declared there will be no limit on the amount of “Ukrainians” it is willing to bring to the country. This policy is being enacted despite a housing crisis which has made Dublin the worst city in the world to find housing, doubled the homeless population, and is leaving young Irish completely unable to get onto the housing ladder.

While most Irish cannot find a home in which to raise a family, the few lucky enough to have a family are subject to sexual violence by immigrant men, all while their towns are being steadily demographically transformed regardless of any protests by locals.If Ireland were run by the Irish for the Irish, instead of by an Indian and a load of neoliberal traitors, then it would not be embarking down the path it currently is.

[provenance unknown]

Sadly, it seems that the present Sinn Fein is complicit in all the ZOG/NWO nonsense being foisted on Ireland’s people: black so-called “Ukrainians” given priority treatment, general mass immigration by blacks and browns from Africa and Asia, and the LGBTQXYZ nonsense, “trans” nonsense etc.

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[Shishkin, Before the Storm]

London zoo

The multikulti society:

https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/mum-took-son-heathrow-booked-24066977?int_source=nba

A mum who booked her son a flight to The Gambia after a 16-year-old boy was murdered in his own home has appeared in court. Alison Scott, 55, is accused of taking her son to Heathrow Airport two days after Camron Smith was brutally stabbed and disembowelled by a group of armed males in front of his mother.” [My London]

How much more “enrichment” can we take?

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The transnational conspiracy must be getting desperate: global warming, conflated with made-up non-“Covid” triggers for the problems caused by the “vaccines”, and a conspiracy to take away companion animals, all in one mendacious propaganda gambit.

Stella Creasy is a prime example of an MP working entirely against the interests of the British people: pro-immigration, pro-EU, pro-Jewish lobby, pro-Israel, pro fomenting war in Ukraine. Not an exclusive list, incidentally. She also wants to destroy free speech online.

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[fraternization, Paris 1941…]

Diary Blog, 27 May 2022

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On this day a year ago

Monkeypox

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10859295/Pets-like-hamsters-guinea-pigs-CULLED-stop-monkeypox-spread-new-guidance.html.

I would prefer to see an entirely different kind of cull.

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A social problem that could be solved overnight, were there the political will to do it.

Just imagine— FIVE MILLION Twitter-twits think that the mentally-afflicted Swedish autistic, aged 19, is worth “following”…

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

With a couple of exceptions, the New Zealand women I have encountered have all been aggressively politically-correct (and frighteningly-ignorant) wastes of space. I wonder why.

Helen Clark thinks that cannabis use should be de-criminalized but that “the wrong sort” of opinions on social media should be criminalized. That tells you all you need to know about her.

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It is ironic that those of us often accused of wanting to institute dictatorship are in the forefront of the battle for free speech, freedom of expression, reasonable civil rights.

It is the pseudo-liberal supporters of the System, such as the Jew-Zionist element, the supposed supporters of (System) “democracy”, mainstream politicians etc (including most TV “celebrities” and talking heads, most “journalists” and other scribblers, most “human rights”-squawking barristers) who are on the other side, wanting strict “lockdowns”, shutdowns, forced vaccination, control of social media, and prosecution for anything “anti-Semitic” and/or “racist” etc.

Rory Stewart

Meanwhile, winning this week’s prize for stating the very obvious— Rory Stewart:

Rory Stewart says, though slightly more diplomatically, that Boris-idiot is a narcissistic waste of space, unfit for office. True, and many of us were tweeting and blogging the same, years ago. Still, “those who live in glass houses should not throw stones“…

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/03/will-rory-stewart-mp-be-prime-minister/.

Ukraine

“Ukraine’s armed forces and regional officials say Russia is launching attacks on all fronts in eastern Ukraine in what seems to be new offensive.” [The Guardian].

I think that the Russian forces are now doing what I thought they were trying to do about a month ago, i.e. drawing a line from the coastal regions of the Sea of Azov and Black Sea up the eastern bank of the river Dnieper through Zaporozhye and Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk], then towards Kharkov, with the aim of eliminating all Ukrainian forces to the east of that line, then occupying all territory to the east of that line.

Once the above has been accomplished, the strategy may well be to strike north from Dnipro and west from the Kharkov area (once Kharkov is either taken or isolated), thus controlling and/or occupying almost all of Ukraine east of the Dnieper and south of Kiev itself.

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Ha ha! I could not ignore that prize example of socio-political idiocy. Seems that there are still “useful idiots” around who idolize the Jew Marx. Not that everything he wrote was wrong; even Hitler said that (see Hitler’s Table Talk). However, what was, in its heyday, a serious political movement, meaning Marxism, or Marxism-Leninism, has become (gradually, since the 1950s) a farrago of nonsense play-politics, on the periphery of both events and political thought.

Incidentally, the two specimens above are students at Exeter University: see https://twitter.com/Franhendersonx.

In the famous words of Marx himself: “…first time as tragedy, second time as farce“…

Thus actor-turned-activist Laurence Fox displays ignorance of history, ethnology, and politics, all in two short tweets. As I have written previously, you can dump Fox in the same bin as Toby Young, James Delingpole, Breitbart, GB News, the fake “Free Speech Union”, UKIP/Brexit Party/Reform Party, Nigel Farage, “Tommy Robinson”, and Katie Hopkins (etc):

Grifting wastes of space, as well as controlled opposition.

Not that all that they say is wrong…see below:

A couple of my own experiences: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; 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/.

The truth of that becomes more apparent daily.

Late tweets seen

Jewish. Every. Single. Time.

You only have to look at the “British” Cabinet and also the non-Cabinet ministers. Jews, part-Jews, Indians, Pakistanis. Where are the English?

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[Bishop’s Rock lighthouse, Isles of Scilly. Hard to believe that I visited it, long long ago, in an open boat (in high summer, and with the sea almost flat calm, though). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Rock]

Diary Blog, 13 April 2022, with latest thoughts on Ukraine etc

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[Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire]

On this day a year ago

“French” Jews form front organization against Marine le Pen

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/article-703944

Would be interesting if Arab/North African voters resident in France, and who mostly vote for Melenchon, were to take this as a signal to vote for Marine le Pen in the second, or run-off, round. That might assure her victory. Very ironic, like a Greek tragedy. Or should that be comedy?

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The migration-invasion shuttle is now relentless, ferrying blacks and browns across to the UK every single day.

Weird little Jew (at one time apparently some kind of SIS/MI6 gopher) with a ridiculous wig on his skull, and he is actually an MP…

When you see what sort of persons are now MPs, you can really start to comprehend just how sick this system is…

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

Monkeyworld.

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Ukraine

[Daily Mail map showing the state of play as of 12 April 2022]

The latest news is that 1,000 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Mariopol. Russian forces have all but taken those southern hold-out cities.

As blogged previously, the strategy now is probably to go north from the Russian-held Sea of Azov littoral, to push to and/or through Zaporozhye and Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk] and then north again, to meet with Russian forces pushing south/southwest from the Kharkov and Izyum areas.

As previously blogged, if the Russians can draw a line —and hold a line— approximately Kharkov-Dnipro-Zaporozhye, then all Ukrainian forces east of that line are doomed. Once that happens, attention can again turn to both Kiev and Odessa.

Independent American journalist in Ukraine and Russia

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Ha ha! Far be it from me to defend Boris-idiot, but irony and hypocrisy are certainly not dead in this country! 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.

Alison Chabloz

Readers of the blog may be aware that persecuted singer-songwriter and satirist, Alison Chabloz, will be sentenced tomorrow (Thursday 14 April 2022) for having supposedly contravened the notoriously poor Communications Act 2003, s.127. She has posted the following:

https://alisonchabloz.com/2022/04/13/last-post/

[Alison Chabloz]

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Diary Blog, 11 April 2022

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[“At the end stands— Victory“]

On this day a year ago

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Migration-invasion shuttle service provided by Border Force (“Border Farce“), Royal Navy, and the suborned RNLI.

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I have tried to cover this issue before on the blog. Not easy, mainly because earnings of barristers in private practice (i.e. not salaried employees working for government or companies) vary widely, indeed wildly. Anything from almost pennies to a million or more a year.

The general public tends to think of barristers averaging at least a couple of hundred thousand a year, but in fact many (especially those doing legally-aided criminal and family law work) are earning well under £100K, and many of those are making below £50K.

Needless to say, the public does not feel very sorry for those earning as much or more than they themselves do, but at the same time, barristers do have many extra expenses, which can take thousands or even tens of thousands off their gross income.

In the end, there has to be an effective court system, and that does mean having at least a corps of advocates, and that composed of at least reasonably proficient persons, which in turn posits the need for adequate remuneration.

I have no real axe to grind here. When I was at the ordinary practising Bar (1992-1996 and then 2002-2008), my work was partly (and after 1996, entirely) non-legally-aided. Also, I am scarcely likely to be overly kind about a profession the regulators of which allowed themselves to be manipulated by Jew-Zionist troublemakers who complained about me on political grounds (long after I ceased actual work as a barrister): see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

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Look at the second tweet below:

Seems unaware that “Queen’s Counsel” is spelled thus, not “queen’s council“. Writes books on the criminal justice systems of several countries, apparently. Also, it should have read “German lawyer“, not “German Lawyer“. Oh, and “principle“, not “priniciple“…

Standards are falling through the floor in this country, as shown in another of my blog posts: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/04/03/diary-blog-3-april-2021/ (scroll down to the bit about Henry Hendron).

Ukraine

[Daily Mail map showing apparent state of play as of 10 March 2022]

I do not have comment re. that map specifically, beyond what I wrote yesterday, i.e. that the Russian immediate strategy seems to be to draw a line from Kharkov to Dnipro (former Dnepropetrovsk) and then down to where Russian forces are near Zaporozhye, to defeat all Ukrainian forces east of that line, and to occupy everywhere east of that line.

The Russians are now playing what is called, in chess, a positional game, relying on broad strategy and slow accretions, rather than swift tactics and bold moves.

Ukraine is now, having been for 30 years close to being a “failed state”, a complete shell of a state, at least in the east. The latest statistics show that its economy has collapsed by 50% or more already. It has limited vehicle fuel, and the besieged areas lack not only fuel, but food, ammunition, and even water in some cases.

Russian forces in Ukraine face logistical problems —unsurprising in a country the size of France— but not shortages as such. Time is on the Russian side in that sense. Their forces can be resupplied.

I should think that the Russians will start to target any large Ukrainian troop concentrations, as well as resupply lines, using more powerful missiles launched from inside Russia.

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[SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler at the Berghof]

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Good move, but probably wasted on most of the “wiggers”…

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Diary Blog, 18 March 2022

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On this day a year ago

Thought for the day

We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go
Always a little further; it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea.

[James Elroy Flecker, The Golden Journey to Samarkand]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Elroy_Flecker%5D]

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[IRA volunteers, 1920]
[Black and Tans —an officer and a private soldier— question a suspect, Ireland, 1920; note that the soldier has a fully-cocked revolver, probably a Webley, as well as his main long weapon; the officer too may well be holding a weapon in his right hand. Note also the body of a woman, as it seems, lying behind them in the road]

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Now I go East and you stay West
   And when between us Europe lies
I shall forget what I loved best
   Away from lips and hands and eyes.

[James Elroy Flecker, The Sentimentalist].

Ukraine

The horrible bloody mess gets worse. The Russian General Staff and GRU, as previously blogged, both need shaking up. Much. Also, it seems obvious that those orgs, and the FSB, and possibly SVR, are (to quote Major Strasser in Casablanca) “riddled with traitors“, in this case probably in the pay of Western intelligence agencies.

Russia has been here before, in the First World War, when a combination of incompetence, negligence, and treachery led to huge losses against the German Empire of the time.

The lost war, effectively a lost war, of 1914-1917 led directly to the first Revolution of early 1917, followed some months later by the Leninist/Bolshevik seizure of power.

As previously blogged, if Russian forces had executed in Kiev and elsewhere the kind of swift and overwhelming Blitzkrieg and coup seen in Kabul in 1979, there would have been almost no civilian harm, little bloodshed, and we would not be seeing the present agony, which will be made even worse now by the funnelling of Western arms to the forces of the Kiev regime.

As the military commentators in London and Washington have noted recently, and many others saw weeks ago, the Russian military machine is sluggish, as it has been throughout much of Russian history. I admit that I myself thought that the reforms and upgrading since 2005 must have improved Russia’s capabilities. Seems that I was too optimistic in that. If so, I was not alone. Putin, too.

The problem Russia has may lie partly in the inflexibility of its officer training. When German forces attacked Russia in 1941, intercepts of Red Army communications recorded Red Army and Air Force officers frantically asking Moscow by radio and telephone, “We are under heavy attack by German forces. What shall we do?

The German officers of the 1930s and early 1940s, including general officers, were famous for their quick reactions and boldness, which resulted in stunning victories on all fronts.

The Israeli Army (IDF) learned lessons from the Germans of WW2. It is said that their General Staff officers in training are given a week to formulate a plan of attack on specific criteria of geography, forces, equipment, supply etc. A day before the presentation, they are told that the criteria have changed radically; they are ordered to formulate a new plan. A short time before the presentation, perhaps only 10 minutes, they are told that the situation on the ground has changed completely again, and that a new plan must be immediately adopted. The exercise then proceeds on that basis.

That is the kind of flexible improvization that the Russian command structure seems to lack.

Present situation:

[state of play as of 17/18 March 2022]

As blogged yesterday, Kryvyi Rih [Krivoy Rog] is the only large urban area between where the Russian forces west of the Dnieper now are, and Kiev. However, the distance in between is 260 miles.

If the Russians can take Krivoy Rog, and hold it (the pre-invasion population was 635,000), then the southern flank of Kiev lies open.

The Russians cannot lose the war, as such, unless they become so depleted in men, arms, and supplies that they have to withdraw from areas now under their control or, ultimately, into Russian Federation territory. That last would be taken to be a defeat in the whole enterprise, and is very unlikely.

The Ukrainians, by contrast, cannot win the war in the sense of defeating the whole Russian Army, Navy, and Air Force, but what they can try to do is to hang on to their main fortress-cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, and Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk], the four largest cities of Ukraine, and to carry on a kind of guerrilla war (but with advanced weaponry) elsewhere, as well as denying Russia occupation of most of western Ukraine.

Next moves? I cannot see Putin simply giving up. That would be psychologically and indeed politically crushing for him. In any case, his forces are carrying out the present plan, but at only glacial speed.

Kiev is slowly being encircled. Other cities, in the east and south, the same. There is a slow, agonizing, vice-grip closing on the southern coastal cities. Odessa is being rocketed and shelled now, from the sea.

All of the southern and eastern cities (except Odessa), and Kiev, must be running out of food. The Russian forces may also be running low, but can be resupplied.

The Ukrainians (Kiev regime) say that Kiev cannot now be taken. A bold claim. I have no idea whether that claim is true. Is there a city which cannot be taken?

There is, I suppose, a “Devil’s alternative” possibility, that Putin will all but destroy the remaining eastern and southern cities, and drive out the whole Ukrainian population of those cities to the west and to other countries. That would be a terrible thing to do, a terrible thing to happen.

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As expected. How long, though, can a city continue to resist when food stocks run very low? There were 400,000 civilians stuck in Stalingrad when the city was attacked. Stalin refused to allow evacuation. However, the Soviet forces and others could be resupplied, up to a point, across the Volga.

If Kiev were to be surrounded, which as yet has not happened, the Russian forces would interdict resupply to the city, which still has, it seems, about a million civilians and others within its boundaries.

I am presuming that, following bombardment, the battle-hardened Syrian mercenaries being recruited by Putin via President Assad of Syria will be used for the inevitably brutal close-combat penetration into the central parts of Kiev.

An example of the human cost of the war. The Kiev regime has made the most of the public relations aspects of the conflict, to which (outside Russia itself) Putin seems oblivious and uncaring.

Putin may consider that there is no point now in trying to show any better side to the world. That being so, he may have few scruples in pulling out all the stops to achieve something that can look (especially within Russia itself) like “victory”.

As for the peace talks, it seems doubtful that they can succeed, even in bringing about a temporary all-Ukraine ceasefire.

If a ceasefire occurs, it gives the Ukrainian side the opportunity to import more free advanced weaponry from the USA, UK and elsewhere. True, the Russians would have the same kind of opportunity (resupply of arms and ammunition from plants and factories in Russia), but they need it less. Hard to see how a ceasefire could benefit the Russian side.

The Zelensky government is not going to agree that the “Russian” provinces of the southeast can break away and either join Russia as annexes, or become autonomous republics of Ukraine, let alone independent republics.

Likewise, Russia gains little from any Ukrainian pledge (even if credible) not to apply or to join NATO, in view of the fact that NATO at present is disinclined to admit Ukraine anyway.

If Russia withdraws its forces from Ukraine, it will have, without question, lost this war, and Ukraine will in time then build up a formidable army, and maybe even a nuclear weapons capability.

There is another point: even were there to be a quasi-permanent “peace” agreement going beyond a mere temporary ceasefire, the Western sanctions will continue, perhaps indefinitely; certainly as long as Putin rules Russia. Where, then, is his incentive to sue for peace?

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Anyone who still believes a single word that issues from the part-Jew/Levantine liar and chancer “Boris” is beyond hope.

How absolutely disgusting. The parents or whoever else did this should be whipped.

“Come, friendly Russian bombs…” (with apologies to John Betjeman…).

Spring, and the arrival of eternal hope.

P & O Ferries

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10624999/Moment-P-O-Ferries-chief-told-800-staff-redundant-Zoom.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60779001

What shabby behaviour by the P & O management and ownership. Where is decency? Where is loyalty?

Interesting that news organizations seem wary of giving even the name, let alone personal details, of P & O management. They must be in fear that “action directe” may occur…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%26O_Ferries

I used to travel almost every week cross-Channel, usually on the excellent Brittany Ferries from Plymouth, occasionally from Poole or Portsmouth. Had to go P&O from the Kent ports a few times. Rubbish.

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Long live freedom!“…oh, no, wait…

This whole “trans” thing has become completely ridiculous.

That “banned” tweet should be copied and pasted everywhere by every thinking British person. After all, if it wakes up even one person…(especially if that one person then takes action for the future of race and culture).

The deliberately-chosen “wrong questions”…

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[panorama of Kryvyi Rih/Krivoy Rog, Ukraine]

Diary Blog, 8 March 2022, with latest thoughts involving Ukraine and nuclear war

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On this day a year ago

Mutually Assured Destruction…for Ukraine?

One sometimes sees the saying “military intelligence is a contradiction in terms“, or as Americans prefer, “oxymoron“. Probably unfair, in most cases. However, what to think when a recently-retired British general, General Sir Chris Deverell [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Deverell], thinks that:

I have been against the imposition of a no fly zone by NATO in Ukraine, believing that it would surely escalate the conflict. But Putin seems hell bent on escalation,’ Deverall [sic] tweeted.

‘So the question is becoming: does NATO fight him now or fight him later? He will likely respond with nuclear threats. But there is no fundamental reason why these are more useful to Putin than they are to NATO. 

‘Our logic has to be that his threats are meaningless. Whatever he can do to us, we can do to him.’” [Daily Mail].

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10588295/Its-no-longer-Nato-fight-Putin-says-retired-UK-general.html.

Such logic might be borderline acceptable from the American point of view, but not from the British.

The old Soviet Union was about 92 times the size of the UK. Even the present Russian lands are 72 times the area of the UK. The USA (including Alaska, Hawaii etc) is 41 times the size of the UK. Russia and the USA are, famously, both enormous. However badly damaged they would be by nuclear attack, they would probably have some areas, even urban areas, that would survive nuclear war. Britain is different.

Were the UK to be hit by nuclear attack, it is quite likely that only remote parts of Northern Ireland and (perhaps) the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, as well as, possibly, West Wales and Cornwall, would survive more or less unscathed, depending on various factors.

Britain’s small size, and the multiplicity of targets offered, would mean that nuclear attack might mean the end of Britain as we now know it.

How irresponsible and indeed asinine it is for a British senior officer, albeit retired, even to think about war with Russia over a country, Ukraine, with which Britain has no alliance, few significant political or economic connections, almost no historical connection, and no legitimate strategic interest. A country, moreover, which has only existed, as an independent state, for 30 years. Madness.

There is another factor here. I am not at all sure that the General has quite factored-in the difference in mentality.

The Second World War involved, of course, enormous devastation, but that damage and harm was by no means spread equally. The United States suffered no direct war damage at all, unless you include the initial attack on Pearl Harbor. The same was true of other combatant states, such as Canada.

Britain, of course, did suffer from German bombing, and as many as 60,000 civilians were killed (mostly in the “Blitz“, which ran for about 8 months in 1940 and 1941). Germany’s losses, during 1941-45, were about ten times greater. The same was true of property damage.

While London was badly damaged by German bombing, the extent of it is usually exaggerated. Most of the bombing was in and around the dock areas of the Thames. Thus areas of East London and the City of London were very badly damaged, while most of West London, North London, South London went untouched.

Certain other UK cities were attacked, and some (Plymouth, Southampton, Exeter etc) also badly damaged.

Having said that, if you visit London today, most of it dates from before 1939, and much of that which postdates 1945 is a result of postwar redevelopment, not Luftwaffe bombing, or the strikes of V1 and V2 missiles and flying bombs.

An interesting book on the changes wrought in London since the 19thC is Lost London. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-London-1870-1945-Philip-Davies/dp/0955794986. That book, though, stops at 1945, so does not cover the huge vandalism since, one example being the demolition of the Euston Arch, demolished in 1962: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euston_Arch.

[Euston Arch, London, built 1838, demolished 1961-62; picture from 1890s]

German cities were, many of them, damaged to a far greater extent during 1941-45, some almost flattened. Berlin, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Dresden, and many many others. A few pictures tell the story.

[Dresden 1945]
[Dresden 1945]
[Hamburg 1943]
[Hamburg, 1945]
[Marshal Zhukov on the steps of the Reichstag, Berlin 1945]
[Reichskanzlei —Reich Chancellery— Berlin 1945]

Parts of Eastern Europe and Western Russia suffered as badly as Germany:

[Warsaw, early 1940s]
[a haunting image from Stalingrad in 1943]

Kharkov, now being battled for in 2022, was the location of no less than four battles in the early 1940s. Other Soviet towns were equally badly damaged.

Reverting to the question of Russian mentality, I am not at all convinced that, faced with the likelihood of NATO (basically US) nuclear retaliation, the Russians would back down.

I do not know how many moving parts there are between any decision of Putin to launch nuclear attack, and the actual launch of missiles. In “the old days”, the KGB kept the launch and arm codes separate from the military control of the actual weapons. Now? Maybe there is a similar system, maybe not.

One thing is for sure. Any nuclear exchange will change the world forever. The American military-destructive power may be several times greater than that of Russia, but Russia has more actual missiles, we read.

Let us say that the top 50 cities of the USA are hit by nuclear missiles (and Russia does have about 6,200, apparently), what then? Yes, Russian cities would be hit too, but could the USA function if those top 50 cities were wiped out? That’s every city from New York (most-populated) to Arlington, Texas (50th most-populated). What about the top 100 cities? That takes you down to Richmond, Virginia (100th most-populated).

Of course, military and infrastructure targets, outside urban areas, would be hit as well.

In Britain, pretty much the entire country would be rendered uninhabitable.

This has to be avoided. It is madness to contemplate a nuclear war involving hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, of people, however sorry we may be that Ukrainian civilians are suffering.

I think that my view is a commonsense one and, au fond, at least as “compassionate” as that of the war hawks.

Already, we see idiots like Boris Johnson and other so-called “world leaders” taking steps that can only result in poverty and deprivation in the UK and elsewhere: economic sanctions. They will hit the West every bit as hard as the Russian masses (the plutocrats of Russia will not suffer as much as the poor, of course).

Russia is not going to step back in Ukraine unless faced with complete military defeat. The West, NATO, must step back from its present escalation, or World War Three might really happen, as unexpectedly (yet, paradoxically, expectedly) as previous wars— 1914 and 1939.

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The past two years proved that the peoples of Western Europe, USA, Australasia, have become compliant sheep, most of them.

Mediocre old freeloader calls for a pseudo-democratic “elected” dictatorship.

Unimpressive. Mediocre.

NWO/ZOG drone Liz Truss, who built a political career by very dubious methods, and who has for years wanted to reduce the British people to the status of economic serfs, wants others, but not herself, to “make sacrifices” in order to attack Russia on behalf of Ukraine, a country with which the UK has and has had few if any historical, economic, or political ties, a country that has only been an independent state for 30 years, and which in that time has been a corrupt and shambolic mess, exploited and now ruled by Jewish cabals.

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[Pushkin Boulevard, Donetsk]

Diary Blog, 1 March 2022, with more on the Ukraine situation

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On this day a year ago

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Former BBC journalist John Sweeney [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sweeney_(journalist)] thinks that TV presenter Neil Oliver “should be in the Tower” [of London] as (implied) a traitor, merely for questioning the Western narrative and whipped-up NWO/ZOG msm hysteria about Ukraine.

Oliver, tweets Sweeney, supports “Russian fascism” (as against, presumably, the “fascism” of those such as Sweeney, who would label anyone with a differing view “traitors”, and lock them up as such).

We have seen recently a whole tide of such hysterical nonsense, most egregiously from part-Jew MP Tom Tugendhat, who actually said, in the House of Commons at that, that those MPs not wanting to get the UK involved in the Ukraine conflict were guilty of “treason“.

Tugendhat is not only completely wrong in the legal sense, but in the more general sense as well. The UK is not at war with Russia, and indeed is not at all allied to the corrupt and shambolic Ukraine regime based in Kiev.

In fact, as shown below, that Sweeney character does seem rather keen on censorship, certainly for a journalist:

Sweeney’s view from Kiev (from yesterday):

Sweeney has a point about the morale of the two sides. It is clear that the Russian troops are reluctant invaders. That reluctance may go right to the top of the Russian Army. None dare call it sabotage?

As for the quiet streets of Kiev just reported upon, it is said that hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have fled overseas, which may mean that literally millions have fled from Kiev and other near-frontline areas of the country to Western Ukraine, and some then to neighbouring states. Kiev’s 3 million population may now already be closer to 2 million, or even 1 million. Hard to say.

I have seen the main points made yesterday by the Ukrainian envoy to the UN in New York. I may be wrong, but the supposed texts or conversation he read out, messages between a young Russian soldier (later killed, said the diplomat) and his mother, seemed to me to be contrived, at least in part.

I may be wrong, but there was something in those supposed messages that reminded me of the lying testimony of the daughter of a Kuwaiti diplomat in 1990. She claimed that Iraqi soldiers had killed small children in a hospital. I was in New York at the time, and recall the effect that that pack of lies had on many people (the falsity of the testimony was not exposed immediately, by which time the lies had done their job, of course).

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

The 13 Ukrainian border guards who were feared dead after they told the Russian military to ‘go f*** yourself’ over the radio as they defended a small island in the Black Sea are actually alive and being held as prisoners of war, the Ukrainian Navy has since confirmed.” [Daily Mail]

More lies exposed.

In war, truth is the first casualty“…

Interesting graphic

The effect of the Ukraine situation has been to push up oil and gas prices. Already, in the UK, the retail price of petrol (gasoline) is about 50% higher than it was a year ago. I have seen figures suggesting that domestic gas prices in 2023 may be double from where they are now.

This is not mainly the “fault” of Putin, and in fact may be in part the result of misapplied “green” policies in the UK and elsewhere.

On the wider front, it is clear that NWO/ZOG is getting the population(s) of Europe gradually accustomed to lower living standards. Causation can be blamed on Russia, “Covid”, “climate change” etc, as required.

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Ha ha! Bravo!

Absolutely emblematic of our times…

The American public, in particular, will always be gung-ho at the prospect of war until they themselves suffer its full consequences. That has never happened to them, certainly not in the past 150 years. Look, though, at how scalded they were when the 2001 New York attack occurred.

Russian economy

The Russian consumer economy has been hit hard by the economic warfare now waged by the West. Having said that, at one time Russia, or at least the Soviet Union, had no consumer economy to speak of, yet not only trampled half of Europe underfoot but built atomic weapons and a space programme. I speak of the times of Stalin and Khrushchev.

Russia is still, I read, receiving USD $1 billion a day from hydrocarbon sales. In hard currency, not roubles. It is said that the war in Ukraine is costing USD $15 billion a day, but I wonder how true that is, bearing in mind that the armed forces would still be costing money even in their home bases; and the weapons used are in existence already.

Russia’s geographic size, and its large population, make it as close to a potentially-successful autarky as can exist in this world. Putin’s supposed philosopher/adviser, Alexander Dugin, favours Slavonic autarky: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Dugin; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Dugin#Eurasianism,_fascism,_and_views_on_geopolitics; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autarky.

Russia is 72x the size of the UK, has many different climates, has a large but not densely-packed population of ~145 millions, and the ability to live indefinitely, if necessary, entirely closed-off from the outside world.

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Part-Jew would-be hard man, Dominic Raab, “warning” Russian commanders that they may face war crimes trials. You mean after the UK’s tiny LGBTXYZ army captures Moscow? Get back in your box, idiot.

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The second tweeter is correct in saying that the Old Square and Cathedral area of Warsaw was reconstructed meticulously after the Second World War (I was there on a number of occasions in 1988 and 1989), but of course quite wrong in mentioning Gdansk (former Danzig), which was never a Polish city before 1945. It was a German city from at least the Middle Ages through to 1945.

The Teutonic Knights founded the city around 1300, though there was a small settlement or town there previously, occupied at times by Germans, Danes, and Polish tribespeople.

Subsequently, it was a Germanic city, though at times under the rule or patronage (before the 18thC) of the then Kingdom of Poland.

After 1945, almost all Germans were expelled, and the name changed to Gdansk. The postwar “reconstruction” deliberately diluted the Germanic history of the city (even Wikipedia admits that much).

Incidentally, I now see that the Jewish element is not alone in having “edited” Wikipedia in a slanted way. Danzig/Gdansk is one example of how Poles have done the same: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gda%C5%84sk; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_City_of_Danzig.

Well, if the British Government was willing to declare world war in 1939 over a worthless “guarantee” to Poland, why not declare another in 2022 because Russia has “invaded” Ukraine (which two countries were under joint rule from earliest times until 1991, except for very brief periods such as 1942-44)?

Of course, some Soviet leaders actually came from the Ukraine, or from the border areas. Khrushchev, and indeed Brezhnev: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonid_Brezhnev#Early_life_and_career; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikita_Khrushchev#Early_years.

The only personal benefit I would get were the UK to be burnt to a crisp by nuclear war would be that most of (((those))) who hate me would be annihilated. Only thing is, I would probably follow them a few minutes later.

On balance…I should prefer if the misgovernment of these islands managed to avoid a nuclear war with Russia, especially one in support of the Ukraine’s useless, corrupt, shambolic and Jewish-led regime.

Hard to accept, even in our decadent and increasingly-stupid country, that the agenda is being driven by idiots such as Piers Morgan, and that such ridiculous pseudo-macho posturing and opining might influence the UK government onto a path which could destroy the British people, what’s left of them.

I believe that a woman once asked that great genius, Rudolf Steiner [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Steiner] whether she might reincarnate with him at the end of the 20th century (Steiner died in 1925). Steiner is said to have replied that that might be possible, if the woman would be willing to walk across Europe with him over broken glass…

Presumably that (?) prediction meant 2000 or so plus (?) 20+ years. So…about 2022? Worrying…

I never believed that the Cold War would become a hot one, meaning a nuclear one. It would be more than ironic if NATO (NWO/ZOG), having gone through the Cold War and out the other side, sparked a nuclear war with a post-Soviet Russia that poses no threat at all to Western Europe or North America.

My thoughts on reconstruction etc, from a few years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

Unsurprising, though. I mean, look at those idiots, Justin Webb etc…

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If only…

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[Dresden 1945, after Allied bombing]

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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[“Russia has no borders; it is wherever there are Russians“]

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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]

Some more thoughts about Ukraine

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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