That must be right. The USA is supplying the Jewish-Zionist Kiev regime with missiles, the UK is supplying tanks and other advanced armour. Training too. At what point does Russia, or the leadership of Russia, say “****-it!” and start to press buttons?
Pretty sad; poignant. He may be a soldier of the Kiev regime, but I hope that he will be able to return to his children before too long.
Life is short, dangerous, and fragile. Amazing X-ray photo.
Think about that if you shiver in an unheated home, or if your lights go out, this winter (and whether because the supply has been cut off or because you cannot afford the bills).
Jeremy Vine is a typical UK msm (in his case, both BBC and other) drone. There are hundreds of them. They get paid very large amounts for really not very much, and are part of a whole corpus whose tendency is to run down anything white, European and positive in the UK and the wider world.
Tip the Jesuit anti-Pope and usurper out of the Vatican .
The 1938 Pathe commentary might be better termed “pathetic”, though. Cheap Jewish hee-hawing for an unsophisticated and uneducated audience.
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Britain is becoming a very strange country, on the one hand a nuclear power with all kinds of advanced technology, on the other hand a country where millions of its own citizens rely on foodbanks, millions more on State benefits, a country invaded daily by invaders in small boats as well as “legally” (and who are then housed in advance of actual British people). A country the currency of which shows signs of crashing.
Still, when the UK government is headed by a stupidly ignorant woman who only became an MP on her back, and when the Chancellor of the Exchequer is a woolly-headed n****r whose previous jobs included being a gopher at hedge funds, as well as a newspaper columnist…
…and let’s not forget our new Foreign Secretary, a half-caste with a “mcdegree” in “Hospitality Management”…
“Pay peanuts get monkeys”, they say. Is the aphorism true in reverse?
Britain needs, not fake “Labour”, but real social nationalism.
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The EU as it now is is a facade of “liberal democracy” behind which is a core of NWO/ZOG power. Those who accept the EU at face-value are the kind of people who accept “trans” people as women, who accept the “panicdemic” as a real pandemic, and who think that only “discrimination” by Europeans has prevented blacks from creating a civilization, etc. They also accept the “holocaust” farrago as an unquestioned and unquestionable historical truth.
Treat the von der Leyen type as the evil tyrants they are.
It looks as though Italy has a leader.
Wake up, Hitchens. There is an NWO/ZOG-approved msm mob, mirrored by a vastly larger amateur mob of the same sort on Twitter etc. They all know what to say and not say— the amateurs out of “me too-ism”, and those scribblers and talking heads making a living out of it because they know that if they do not support, eg the Jew/Israel lobby, the NWO agenda in Ukraine, or re Russia, or re Assad etc, or the whole “panicdemic” farrago, or the whole “holocaust” farrago, then their “distinguished” careers stop right there. Right there.
Anyway, “distinguished” is usually very much in the eye of the beholder.
Another would-be “saviour” glad to see the back of his Ukrainian “refugee” guest…
A “refugee” from Kiev, most of which has been little touched (so far) by the conflict.
Some of the Ukrainians in the UK are genuine refugees from war; most are not. They usually come from areas untouched by war, often have financial resources and/or expensive cars, and are looking for an economic or career opportunity.
Late afternoon music
I visited the only fairly local supermarket this evening, a Waitrose branch. Outside the entrance to the building, a makeshift medical bed, like a large sleeping bag. Several staff were tending to the occupant, an elderly person. There were medic-looking cases or bags around, presumably from the first-aid room.
I did not like to stare, or interfere, in view of the fact that the incident was under control, but found out from one of the staff inside that someone had tripped over and was unable to get up. An ambulance had been called some 2 hours previously, but had not yet arrived. Two hours!
When I left, half an hour later, with my shopping, the patient was still there, still on the ground, and a member of staff had even moved up a large square parasol/umbrella from the Waitrose Cafe, to shield the person from a shower.
As I pushed my shopping to my vehicle, a large new Bentley passed by. Like something from a satirical sketch about Britain in 2022: if you are lucky, you drive off in a large new Bentley, if not so lucky you lie on a pavement, dependent on “the kindness of strangers”, until the NHS can organize itself to get around to you.
Eventually, I drove out. The patient was still lying, waiting and, needless to add, no-one was standing around clapping…
Britain 2022, where an ambulance takes hours to reach you.
Meanwhile, in some seaside resort, the pathetic remnants of the Labour Party were all going through the motions of praising “our NHS” etc, as they always do. Still, I suppose that the next General Election is now, rather surprisingly, suddenly theirs to lose.
As I blogged a day or two ago, “JimmySecUK” presents himself as “sometime journalist” and as a supposed specialist of some kind in the field(s) of “national security” and strategy, but seems unwilling to put either his name or his organizational affiliations (if any) on his Twitter masthead.
An example of his style:
At least Peter Hitchens is open about his identity, and that of his newspaper (of course, he actually has one).
Very true. People have been easily brainwashed to regard Putin and Russia as some kind of danger to the UK. If the idiots just thought for a moment, they might wonder how Russia is a threat to the UK when even the invasion and occupation of a small part of Ukraine (which, after all, was effectively part of the same country as Russia until 1991) is not going well for Russia.
As an example of the kind of stupid person who actually knows nothing yet feels the need to comment publicly, look at the tweeted reply from one Louise Down, of Kent:
Why, asks the idiot, are some of the words of the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world being reported on?
What can one say? Has that kind of stupidity become more widespread since the population was conditioned and brainwashed during the “Covid” “panicdemic”?
I hope that some of the people who matter here, in the governments and legislatures of the West, are listening. Unfortunately, many are either NWO/ZOG drones or are anyway caught up in the delusion that the Russia-Ukraine conflict is also a Russia-UK [etc] conflict. It need not be, and is only so now because the System, including almost all of the msm, are making it so.
Ukraine has only been an independent state (failed state) for 31 years, years which have seen its people become the poorest in Europe, years of corruption and neglect.
Now the British public are told that “we” must support and even fight for that ramshackle failed state, for its mainly Jewish regime, and that said regime is one of democracy and freedom.
In fact, the Jew Zelensky and his regime have closed down all opposition parties, arrested or shot those opposed to war with Russia, and closed down all trade unions.
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…thus surely proving conclusively that Liz Truss has no idea at all about economic matters, having already been proven to have no idea about foreign affairs.
I thought that the governments of Theresa May and “Boris”-idiot were bad jokes, but this present “shitshow” (in the immortal words of Johnny Mercer MP) takes the biscuit.
Thinking the unthinkable, what would happen if Russian forces were to use tactical nuclear weapons to target Kiev-regime concentrations on or near the present front line? It might be that Russian forces would also be affected. What if (thinking the even more “unthinkable”) Putin were to destroy the city of Kiev? That might collapse the whole Kiev-regime “state” of Ukraine overnight.
I doubt that Putin would do it, if only because Kiev was not only the first “Ukrainian” city, but the first Russian city (after Novgorod), the strategic centre of Kievan Rus: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kievan_Rus%27.
Of course, large-scale destruction of cities is not new. We only have to think of the ancient cities which no longer exist: Troy, Carthage (destroyed two or, arguably, three times, and now replaced by modern Tunis) and many others. In the 20th century, the Americans and British inflicted huge damage on a number of cities during, mainly but not exclusively, the Second World War. The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remain the only ones destroyed or nearly-destroyed by atomic weapons.
Looking at the war-drums now beating in the Western msm, it all sounds very much like an organized campaign to foment war on a huge, trans-continental scale.
Had there been no Western (NATO, NWO) support for the Zelensky regime, meaning billions of dollars or pounds of actual money, as well as arms and ammunition, the war would now be over bar the shouting. Now, Ukraine faces a protracted and even more terrible war, and countries such as the UK face the possibility (which grows more likely daily) of nuclear annihilation.
This madness should stop, but will not, because powerful and influential forces want Russia to be, ideally, subjugated or, if that cannot or does not happen, wiped out.
Not that no blame attaches to Russia. As I blogged from the start, the performance of the Russian Army has been appalling. The Russian General Staff have shown themselves to be a pack of idiots, and the GRU has shown itself unfit for purpose. We know what Stalin would have done in such a circumstance.
Where are the once-dreaded Russian Spetsnaz forces?
The invasion of Ukraine could and should have been done very swiftly, relentlessly, and with minimal hurt, bloodshed and damage.
As Imperial Russia was once known, and then the Soviet Union (in the 1930s), “a colossus on legs of straw“, and many of its top military people, men of straw.
This situation, meaning the whole war, could change quickly. We could yet see Russian forces overwhelm the whole of Ukraine east of the Dnieper.
The Zelensky regime and its Ukrainian faux-state is just a shell, really. No economy to speak of, no legitimacy, its armed forces only surviving by reason of huge amounts of NATO and other donated weaponry.
The morale of the Kiev-regime forces does seem to be higher than that of the Russian forces in theatre, no doubt because the former see themselves as fighting for their native land, but morale is only determinative if the soldiers remain alive. If those statistics about Ukrainian losses are broadly accurate, they are staggering.
Of course, Zelensky, as a Jew, is neither Ukrainian nor Russian.
Macron will have to go home to mama, or should that be to Mme. Macron?
Did I read that Toby Young and his “Free Speech Union” spoke up when prominent Patriotic Alternative members Laura Towler, her husband Sam Melia, and Mark Collett had their personal bank accounts closed, not by court order but because the bank staff disapproved of their views (or were told to “disapprove”)?
No. Because Toby Young and the Free Speech Union never did speak up.
Neither did Young and his “Free Speech Union” say a word in defence of Alison Chabloz (imprisoned for singing songs and posting songs quite truthfully lampooning Jews and Jewish behaviour), Jez Turner (imprisoned for urging removal of Jews from the UK in a speech), nor indeed in defence of my rights.
Still, half a glass is better than none, I suppose. At least Toby Young says the right sort of words on freedom of expression.
Hitchens, though, blames the instrument of repression (the modern technology) rather than the present socio-political “System” itself, and/or the Jew-Zionist lobby (which is behind most of the attacks on free speech in the UK).
In fact, many actual MPs have fabricated large parts of their own history. One of the most egregious cases, Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, was proven to have simply invented parts of his CV, and to have embellished most of the rest, yet he is still interviewed respectfully by msm talking heads; and that is before one even considers his nasty and backward policies as DWP Secretary of State 2010-2015.
I am just wondering why anyone would think that claiming to have worked for Jim Murphy would boost his career. Murphy was a student for 11 years (yet still left without having been awarded a degree), and as MP was an eager expenses cheat:
“A 2010 commission chaired by Thomas Legg demanded Murphy repay £577.46 in expenses which he had overclaimed. He did not appeal, and repaid the money in full. Expenses documents made available showed he also claimed over £1 million between 2001 and 2012. In 2007/8 he claimed £3,900 for food, £2,284 for petty cash and £4,884 for a new bathroom. He claimed £249 for a TV set and a further £99 for a TV stand; £1762.50 of taxpayers money paid for Murphy’s website whilst further claims included Labour party adverts in the local press. He claimed almost £2000 of public cash to pay private accountants to handle his tax returns.
In 2012, Murphy was among a group of 27 MPs named as benefiting from up to £20,000 per year expenses to rent accommodation in London, at the same time as letting out property they owned in the city. Although the practice did not break rules, it has been characterised as a “loophole” that allows politicians to profit from Commons allowances. He also designated his constituency home in Glasgow as his second home for which he claimed £780 a month in mortgage interest payments in 2007/2008.”
Blair certainly had some odd people in his government. Apart from Murphy (a fervent pro-Zionist, but also a fanatical teetotaller, vegetarian —that’s OK by me— and Roman Catholic —ambivalent as to that—), there was also that Welsh lesbian (another expenses cheat, another pro-Zionist too) who admitted that she was too thick to do her job, and that extreme Roman Catholic (Opus Dei) woman, who wore a spiked belt under her clothing, like a nun in a Ken Russell film. And that’s just three of them.
Incidentally, I believe that the thick Welsh lesbian expenses cheat (and Jews’ puppet) was in Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet until last year, while the Opus Dei woman, Ruth Kelly, now works for the Vatican, having also worked for HSBC for 5 years, 2010-2015. She left the Labour party in 2018 because she disliked Corbyn, and joined the “conservative” pressure group Policy Exchange.
“A trans activist who called a father a ‘fascist’ as he was holding his baby has apologised but claimed the abuse was an attempt to ‘protect’ her trans friends – amid calls for her to be sacked from her job as a Labour MP’s aide.
Carly-May Kavanagh, a policy caseworker in the House of Commons for Brighton MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle, is shown in footage with another woman shouting at the unidentified man with the baby in his arms at a rally in Brighton.
…The friend tells the man: ‘Oh you’re raising a little fascist’.
Miss Kavanagh then joins in and tells the unidentified man: ‘F****** fascist… you think that’s a good idea, do you, to raise a child who believes this filth […] you are disgusting.’ At one point she comes within inches of the baby, which remains calm.”
It looks as if that pair deliberately targeted the man because he was carrying a baby, and so would be less likely to hit them (which they well deserved).
I wish that there existed an English “SA”, members of which would [further comment redacted in our “free” country…].
More seriously, eventually we are going to have to deal with all this nonsense and much more besides. It will not be pleasant, it will not be pretty, and it will be hard on the quiet heroes who will be tasked with doing it, but it will have to be done.
“The protesters disrupted speeches by the Standing For Women founder Kellie-Jay Keen and other speakers.
Keen has frequently attracted the ire of pro-trans activists over her views on gender rights.
The women’s rights campaigner said today: ‘Shouting fascist in front of a baby is a particularly visible sign of how this movement is full of absolute lunacy. As far as I’m concerned transgender ideology is a quasi-religious cult and it’s very dangerous.
‘It seeks to use fear and intimidation to silence dissent. I’ve been interviewed by the police twice and arrested once.“
“Fear“…”intimidation“…[and false complaints to] “police“. Pretty similar to the tactics of the Jew-Zionists, as I know from my own experience.
What most people forget, though, is how the present system, “the System”, is deliberately encouraging not only the “trans” nonsense, but other nonsense, such as “Black Lives Matter”, “Covid” hysteria, the white British “terrorism” “threat” hysteria (the “threat” is, in fact, non-existent), anti-Russia hysteria etc. Look at the behaviour of the police in places such as Brighton, as well as in the major cities, painting their cars in weird colours, allowing Notting Hill rioters…I mean “revellers“…to simulate sex with the women police officers, etc.
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Incidentally, the lady tweeter’s comment means “real guys” or “real good fellows” (ha…not “Goodfellas“, I hope, thinking of the American film).
Of course, for “NATO” (NWO/ZOG) to have a nuclear war with Russia would be totally mad —for all sides and none— but, looking at 1914 and 1939, that does not mean that it will not happen.
Russia should make it clear to both decision-makers and the public in the West (if it can) that any nuclear war would mean Russia targeting not only military and naval bases etc, but also large cities.
The American public are all too used to cheering on their bombers and missiles, as they strike cities far from the USA, cities the inhabitants of which have no means of defence or retaliation, but I think that that same American public will not be quite so brave if they think that they themselves are soon going to be fighting for survival in a nuclear wasteland.
As for the UK, our country is too small for any doubt to exist: a nuclear war with Russia means that most of the country will be destroyed, meaning almost everything razed to the ground, and the areas made uninhabitable, whether air bases, ports, or cities are the target.
Sadly, the fate of my country is not in my hands but in those of near-cretins such as Liz Truss, Ben Wallace, and James Cleverly.
This sort of nonsense is now so common that I almost fail to be enraged at it. Symptomatic of an academia that should be eliminated, and then replaced by a better establishment.
Looks like the lesser finance-capitalist and hanger-on “executive” rats are leaving what they imagine to be Russia’s sinking ship…
I wonder what the general’s thoughts will be when Russian nuclear missiles rain down on every major city in the USA, including one or two in Florida, where he lives? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hodges.
Saw a few minutes of the TV news this evening. Highlights of Putin’s statement of this morning. My impression, regardless of anything else, is that, as he said, he is certainly not bluffing.
Looking at the replies to the above tweet by unthinking and/or brainwashed persons supporting the Kiev-regime, one realizes how the two world wars started, meaning from the standpoint of public opinion.
The anti-Russia tweeters, many cheerleading for actual war with Russia, seem to be oblivious to what nuclear war would mean for them, for their families and companion animals, for their homes, their neighbourhoods, for their whole way of life (assuming that they themselves even survive).
Reading those stupid tweets, for me the clock or countdown to the destruction of our whole society in Europe (in Russia and the USA as well) just ticked on by a couple of minutes and is not far from striking the hour.
Having seen the supine populations of Europe, North America, Australasia comply with the perhaps-deliberately absurd demands of 2020-2021 —facemask nonsense, “rule of six” in the UK, “lockdown” (shutdown) etc—, and seeing how only a minority seem to understand that the present downturn is mainly because of the shutdown of economic activity 2020-2021, I am not optimistic. However, hunger and desperation may sharpen perceptions and lead to real upsurges.
That “@jimmysecuk” tweeter used to gossip with (other?) malicious Jews about me, when I still had a Twitter “account”, that is until a pack of Zionist Jews conspired to have me “suspended” (expelled) in 2018. Formerly connected (a student?) with Exeter University.
If I recall aright, “jimmysecuk” used to be quite plainly very pro-Israel on Twitter.
“@jimmysecuk” claimed, in recent years, to be a journalist, though there seems to be no evidence of that (always uses the pseudonym, and I have seen no published matter with that byline), and now claims to be “Kyiv [Kiev] -based independent foreign policy/security analyst“. What organization, newspaper etc actually uses whatever he may produce? Or is that a kind of hobby, funded by a private income? I have no idea.
In that event, further escalation will be almost inevitable. This is not 1942. Russia has weapons that it has not yet used and which, at peak, could actually reduce the entire Ukraine to an irradiated wasteland, which would, obviously, be a terrible thing for Europe and for the whole world as well as for Ukraine and, indeed, Russia itself.
Had the Russian General Staff and GRU not been criminally negligent, the invasion of Ukraine (certainly Ukraine east of the Dnieper, and also including both Kiev and Odessa) could have been accomplished swiftly, and with minimal loss of life.
The whole campaign has been both “bitty” and sluggish. The lack of a firm directing hand has been evident throughout.
Compare that to the Red Army and Stavka, under Stalin’s dictatorship, during the 1942-1945 period.
This could rapidly become an existential crisis not only for Putin and his regime but for the Russian state itself. Russia has to regain the initiative, or be defeated in the field.
Russian upheavals and revolutions have usually followed military defeat, as seen in, inter alia, 1905 and 1917.
My feeling is that sometimes monarchy is the best system (for a particular country, at a particular time in history), whether “constitutional” or “absolute”.
At other times, monarchy is not the best system, but the alternative is not simply “a republic” because that designation covers everything from utter despotism to a system such as that pertaining in Switzerland.
As to the new King Charles III himself, and as readers of this blog may have read, I met him once, briefly, at a reception overseas, and we exchanged a few polite words.
My view, based on that but also and mainly on what I have heard and read over half a century or so: well-meaning, somewhat but not highly educated, self-absorbed and possibly peevish at times, someone with firm but not always nuanced views.
Example of that last, his views on architecture, which tend to the pastiche and simplistic, as seen both in his Poundbury development and in his support for slightly eclectic neo-classicism (as with Quinlan Terry). Not “wrong”, but just slightly trivial and derivative, in my view.
Monarchy in the UK has changed out of all recognition over the last few centuries. While the late Queen was alive, I was willing to accept constitutional monarchy. Less so now, and not at all once the present King is succeeded by one of his children or any other.
How terrible it is when innocent animals suffer as “collateral damage” to human wars. I wonder whether the UN could set up a permanent task force with the mission to arrange with both sides to (any) armed conflict so that that animals, both in zoos and other situations, can be rescued and/or rehomed outside immediate war zones.
Presented as a defensive weapon, but how long before there are “tanks” or other basically offensive weapons fitted out with what the science fiction of fifty or a hundred years ago described as “death rays”?
The Western NWO/ZOG is fomenting a world war, and we, living in the West, will be lucky (I suppose lucky) to live through it.
If the military situation becomes seriously worse for Russia and/or, for example, if the war spreads actively to Poland later in the year, when the weather again turns very cold, Russia will turn off the gas taps, and Poland will freeze (and its industries stop dead).
I have occasionally noted on this blog the strange fact that so many Twitter-twits who have made malicious official complaints about me, attacked me, or made comments about me, have suffered serious medical or other problems, in some cases terminal. That trend has continued, with the green bottles falling one by one off the wall, as in the old song.
I note, also, that one particular Balkan fraud (who shall be nameless, for now), and who used to delight in tweeting maliciously about me, seems to have gone completely mad, claiming that NHS doctors and nurses have deliberately injured her by sticking needles into her. “Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad“, in the old saying.
I see that a number of Jew-Zionist and/or “antifa” trolls have either ceased to post (about me, and in some cases generally) on Twitter, and are either not around at all now, or have locked their Twitter accounts.
Good riddance. Raus!
Most of the inflationary pressure and the shortages of food has been fuelled by factors that have nothing to do with the Russian invasion.
Good grief! I had completely forgotten that Tim Farron was still an MP! Completely obscure now.
I am beginning to think that it is only a matter of time before deadheads of the James Heappey type get the UK into a war —by any other name— with Russia, a state which has, we are told, 6,200 nuclear weapons, mostly missiles (the UK, apparently, has about 25).
All that potential misery, pain, and death for the people of the UK (not to mention the end of the UK as a functioning state), and why? Because idiots of the Heappey type want to virtue-signal about Ukraine, a corrupt and shambolic “failed state” that, as a state, has only existed for 30 years, and with which the UK is not, and never has been, allied.
Behind all the “stand with Ukraine” stuff is a collection of familiar evils: Conservative and Labour Friends of Israel, the New World Order cabals etc.
Yesterday, persecuted satirist Alison Chabloz was sentenced to a very harsh 22 weeks in prison (11 weeks actually incarcerated), not far from the maximum 26 weeks. All because some peculiar Jewish woman made a complaint about Alison’s reworking of a Lionel Bart song from the musical, Oliver!
Don’t mistake me: speaking generally, I do not want the “blacks and browns” to be in the UK, but that sort of rowdiness and bullying cannot be tolerated, yet is, effectively. Also, how is it that the sentencing judge seems to have taken the defendant’s drunkenness at the material time as a mitigating factor?! Surely wrong, even if the trial was in Newcastle…
Actually, that Newcastle sentencing does show what nonsense the whole “aggravation” based on “racial hostility” is. The defendant should have been given a stiff sentence for his behaviour regardless of any racial hostility. The UK must start to stamp down on bad behaviour committed in public.
My main purpose in putting the report on the blog, however, was to show, by contrast, how harsh was the Alison Chabloz sentence yesterday.
Of course, in the Newcastle case, the victim was Indian or something similar, whereas the (alleged) victim in the Alison Chabloz case was Jewish.
One reason, perhaps several reasons, why there is no “Parliamentary road” for social nationalism in the UK, though if there were a suitable —or any— movement, a political party would have to be part of that, and might stand candidates.
A few days ago on this blog, I predicted that, were Russian ships hit and sunk in the Black Sea, it would trigger a massive escalation from the Russian side. So it has transpired.
What puzzles me is that Russia has now attacked a missile factory in the Kiev area, a factory which apparently produces such missiles. My puzzlement is “why only now?” I should have thought that such a place would be a priority target.
I think that Putin basically does not want to hit Kiev, and especially the central and historic central parts, too badly. Not only for public relations reasons, but also because he sees Moscow and Kiev as the two founding cities of the Russian people, of which the Ukrainians are a sort-of detached part.
Historically, that is correct, in that Kiev was the foundation city of Kievan Rus, after the Vikings (Varangians) moved their capital to the (thought to have been already long-existent) city from Novgorod, in the 9th Century. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kievan_Rus%27. Moscow was only founded in the 12th Century, as far as is known.
Whatever the exact truth of the early history, the fact remains that Kiev was tied to Moscow from mediaeval times, economically and, from the 17th Century, politically.
In the Soviet period, meaning effectively from the mid-1920s to the early 1990s, Kiev was the third-largest city, after Moscow and Leningrad, and ahead of both Tashkent and Novosibirsk.
What that all means is, I think, that Putin would much prefer not to flatten Kiev (as he could).
I see the attack on the Kiev factory as, to put it in naval terms, “a shot across the bow” of the Kiev regime. If it is true that the UK and/or USA are now supplying anti-ship missiles to the Kiev regime, then an attack on an existing factory in Ukraine will not affect that.
Russian forces have now taken Mariopol/Mariupol, and are apparently succeeding in the ghastly attritional battles of the south and southeast.
As I have blogged recently, the strategy seems to be to advance from Kharkov area to the south, and from the southern coastal areas towards the general area of Kharkov, through or past Zaporozhye and Dnipro/Dnepropetrovsk; so drawing a line broadly North/South.
Anywhere east of that line will, before too long, be taken and occupied by Russian forces. Any Ukrainian forces within that sector, short on fuel, ammunition, and even food, will be forced to surrender.
I cannot see Putin negotiating at all (seriously), certainly not until he controls most of Ukraine east of the Dnieper below Kiev, as well as along the southern coasts.
I am convinced that Putin does not want to destroy Kiev and Odessa, but am equally convinced that he will, if forced into a corner.
On a more general level of speculation, how safe are the huge naval ships in the orders of battle of the UK, USA, China etc? Are they also just vulnerable floating targets, when faced with the anti-ship missiles now being produced?
Jew-Zionists, who recoil in horror if someone in the UK dares to sing a funny song about them, and then uploads it to YouTube or wherever…
This comes close to becoming an active participant in a war against Russia.
A point I have made repeatedly for many years.
The old idea that Britain is (or rather, was) “a free country under law” has become “Britain is a facade of a free country under law, but behind that really is, or is becoming, an unfree country bound by arbitrary decisions and instant fake ‘laws’ and regulations“.
Peter Hitchens has, over the past couple of years (since the “panicdemic” police state emerged) made similar claims about his Twitter account.
Once again, Evil poses as something “good”…
France, like Britain, needs a cultural purge. Followed by “Nuremberg” laws.
Well, not so good this week, though I still managed to beat political journalist John Rentoul, who scored a mere 2/10. I scored 4/10. I did not know the answers to questions 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10.
Rentoul is rather odd. He claims that “star signs do not count“. I am prepared to concede that popular newspaper-style astrology is almost worthless, but I say that it stands in the same relationship to real astrology as newspaper political journalism stands in relation to serious analysis…
What a tasteless and horrible thing to do. I hope that that cruel bully gets what’s coming to him. Soon.
Those who are pushing for war or near-war with Russia over Ukraine (a territory with which, historically, the UK has had little connection, ever, incidentally) should realize that even actual chess games and poker games have led to death of participants in the past, when one player is pushed and pushed and pushed…
A few more thoughts about Ukraine strategy
This invasion was mishandled from the start by the Russian General Staff and Russian intelligence orgs. It should have been meticulously planned, but obviously was not. It has more in common with the pathetic and botched Soviet invasion of Finland in 1939-40 than with, say, the Blitzkrieg advances of the German Reich in 1939, 1940, and 1941, or indeed with the well-planned and executed Red Army advance into the Reich from 1943 to early 1945. Terrible. Heads must roll.
The Russians should have planned this so that they could have pressed a metaphorical button and said…GO!
The invasion only came after weeks of pointless sabre-rattling. Why? It should have come, as far as possible, as a bolt from the blue.
The first step, before ANY ordinary military or naval action, should have been the assassination of Zelensky and other leading political and military executives of the Kiev regime.
I have no idea whether the Russians now have much in the way of the old Spetsnaz and “Olympic Spetsnaz” special forces. In Soviet times, “Olympic Spetsnaz” units (largely composed of Olympic athletes and persons on a similar physical level) were reserved for tasks of the highest strategic importance, such as (against NATO states) destruction of missile launch sites and early-warning stations, elimination of important communications hubs, and the assassination of heads of state, heads of government, and the highest-ranking military officers.
The elimination of the Zelensky cabal should have been top priority, not just one extra idea.
Once Zelensky and his cabal were no longer active, or almost simultaneously, the Russian Spetsnaz could have taken down any civil and military communications not rocketed, and created chaos, especially in Kiev.
The Russians could then have concentrated all available forces on capturing Kiev by Blitzkrieg attack, starting with overwhelming long-range missile attacks on all important government, communications and TV/radio buildings (including police stations and Army headquarters etc), followed by a mass parachute descent by the VDV (Russian parachute shock troops) direct onto those open areas not too heavily-wooded around Kiev, such as airports. Even onto wide roads and into main squares. Among the areas and facilities to be secured— airports, main railway stations, bridges, major routes going north and east.
A risky plan, true, but the shock value of thousands of parachutes descending would have been enough to cause mass panic in Kiev. Roads jammed with destroyed cars, buses, and trucks, a headless Ukrainian government apparat, and any Ukrainian military and police personnel eliminated on sight.
Long-range rockets would have taken out at least some of Kiev’s air defences, as previously located by intelligence work.
At that point, before NATO, Biden, Boris-idiot etc even had time to say anything, let alone do anything, the main Russian invasion contingents should have swiftly begun to approach Kiev, from the north especially. At the nearest point, the distance from the Russian border to Kiev is 200 miles.
With Kiev’s airports under command, and air defences damaged or destroyed, more Russian forces could have been flown in, fighting their way into the heart of the city and to nearby strategic areas such as the already-secured bridges over the Dnieper.
On the same day, or the following day, Russian naval forces should have begun to blockade and attack the Black Sea and Sea of Azov coastal areas, while other forces began (as they have done in the real invasion) to encircle or attack the main cities of the east, notably Kharkov. Strategic targets in the west and centre of the country should have been attacked at the same time, or not long after.
The Donbass should not, in the short-term, have been a priority. Even had the Ukrainian forces stationed there for 7-8 years broken through, they would have nowhere to go, Donetsk being a border city, except into the “endless” and sparsely-populated prostor (open space) of southern Russia.
Kiev is the jewel in the crown.
Once the above had happened, there should have been the installation of, and proclamation of, an outline puppet government. Any resistance put down firmly, using pre-gathered intelligence.
With no Kiev government, with communications in chaos, with Russian troops pouring into Kiev, the remnants of the Ukrainian Army and its ragtag volunteer forces would have been leaderless, in the dark, and easily overwhelmed, at least east of the Dnieper.
As we know, the above reads like a pipe-dream compared to what actually happened.
The one single aspect that has all but killed the Russian invasion has been delay. It was delay that enabled the Kiev regime to start organizing a defence, delay that enabled the cities to be turned into fortresses, delay that enabled Zelensky to parade on the world, media (and social media) stage, delay that enabled NATO and others to start to send advanced weaponry.
As things stand, the Russians are still just keeping things stable, overall, but that is not enough.
Below, the Daily Mail assessment:
It can be seen that even the Daily Mail, while noting everything that has “gone wrong” with the invasion (with most of which assessment I can agree), still also notes that, on almost all active fronts, Russia is “winning”, albeit at a terrible cost (both for Russia and for Ukrainian civilians— and I can only agree with that, too).
There are pieces available to Putin which he has not as yet played. The first is that of the Belarussian armed forces. Relatively small, the regular Belarus Army nonetheless could exert pressure in the north/northwest, which might help the Russians in that region.
There are advanced Russian planes that have not yet been much used because they might be shot down by Ukraine’s donated NATO weaponry.
Putin can call upon reserves amounting to several million, in theory, but any fresh levies have to be equipped, transported, and fed.
Putin can, if he so chooses, flatten Ukraine’s main cities without using nuclear weapons. A terrible thing, and not at all what he wants, but he might still do that rather than “lose” the war. If he did that to all the large unoccupied eastern/central cities except Kiev, then his forces would be able to focus on and take Kiev without destroying it (and its historic landmarks).
Above all, whatever happens, Putin and Russia retain their ace-in-the-hole, the Russian strategic rocket forces and nuclear-capable air force and navy. 6,200 nuclear missiles and bombs. That power may not be useful directly in Ukraine, but keeps NATO out of the war, so far.
The “great fact” of popular strategy is that “Russia cannot be conquered”, and both Hitler and Napoleon were defeated trying to beat the odds on that.
An interesting thing is to pick any random area of Russia south or east of Moscow and look at it on Google Earth. Cities exist, yes, but once you are outside them, in the country, you are quickly in the vast landscape that made battle-hardened Wehrmacht officers tremble.
That vastness, with the Russian people (and their sense of nationality) makes Russia the toughest nut of all.
Even a nuclear war would probably not entirely destroy the essence of Russia.
State of play at Kiev, as of 25 March:
In the Kiev area, Russia is not pushing forward, and may not even be maintaining position.
I still say that, in the overall war, and despite the limited Ukrainian counter-attacks, Russia is slowly winning this, though —as also said before— at a terrible cost in human and animal suffering.
The Kiev regime must be running out of fuel in the east and centre. Fuel dumps and storage areas have been rocketed by the Russians. Food is also running out, perhaps has run out, in most of the besieged cities, though not, it appears, in Kiev itself.
Russia will not have “won” this war unless and until it has taken over and occupied all of Ukraine east of the river Dnieper (and Kiev) and, realistically, all of the coastal regions and ports, including Odessa.
For Russia simply to retain the Donbass would be unsustainable, both militarily and politically. This is now, pretty much, a fight to the death.
Anything less than occupation of the half of Ukraine east of the Dnieper, and south of a line 50-100 miles north of the Black Sea/Sea of Azov, will surely mean the end of Putin, not only politically but actually, literally. If Putin were to go into exile, a very unlikely thing, where would he go? What state would shelter him? Not Belarus, I think. Not China. North Korea? An unappealing prospect for someone akin to a modern “tsar”, to live in some remote, and guarded, North Korean villa.
No, I think that Putin will fight this war to the bitter end, even if that means nuclear war with “NATO” (the USA).
Looking a few weeks ahead, we can see the prospect that, for all of the Kiev-regime propaganda, Kharkov and most of the other cities presently besieged will be controlled by Russia, and that resistance will be confined largely to the west of the country, to Odessa, and to Kiev. By that time, Putin will presumably have decided how to take Kiev, or what else to do to bring this terribly-mismanaged episode to a close (at least in the short term).
Exactly. False freedom(s). Even as a teenager, in the 1970s, I could see that all that almost all the pop/rock stars wanted was to acquire a lifestyle and, to get it, money. They could not be compared to the great composers, even the most venal of those great composers.
Burgon’s tweet is a good example of the sheer unreality animating the self-describing “Left”.
Implied (by his other tweets etc), open borders and mass immigration (of lower cultures and races, at that), yet at the same time a better, more advanced, more prosperous, and more relaxed, society. Can’t be done. It is like pulling and pushing simultaneously at a door.
I have little quarrel with Burgon’s actual comment, taking it as it stands, but pious hopes and wishes count for little if not grounded in reality.
With the ending of the Cold War, it would have been possible for the advanced parts of the world to remove the backward Saudis, Qataris and Kuwaitis etc from rulership over the Gulf, and just use “their” hydrocarbon resources (entirely discovered, developed, refined, and utilized by Europeans and Americans) for the purposes of civilization. Instead of which, those backward and arrogant wastes of space have misused the monies garnered to build tasteless sprawling cities which only work because non-Gulf Arabs keep them going.
I may not like Israel and Jewry, but I dislike the Arabs too, as a group, or in general cultural-historical terms.
I hope it chokes them.
That poor bamboozled second tweeter, one Annie Sheffer, still does not know that this is part of a transnational conspiracy, of which the misnamed “British” Government is but part. Will someone let “Annie Sheffer” know the truth, and that she should google “the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan”, “The Great Replacement, or just “White Genocide”…
Yes, it’s all connected, meaning the weaponization of climate change, and of Covid, and the plan to destroy or subvert Russia, as well as the destruction of white European race and culture.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
[addendum: The Twitter censorship is intensifying every day now].
We are in the midst of a gigantic propaganda campaign, and it is certainly not a Russian one. The Russians, though, have made it easy for the Ukrainian regime (in fact, the New World Order conspiracy); the hamfisted and now brutal Russian attacks have reinforced the anti-Russian propaganda being pumped out 24/7.
Ship them all back to Nigeria.
Idiots of the Piers Morgan type are basically puppets-on-a-stick, saying whatever is required of them by the people who really matter.
Piers Morgan would no doubt disbelieve his own eyes, were Russian nuclear missiles to start landing in his native Essex, and preventing him from taking half a dozen holidays a year in the Maldives, Seychelles etc.
The old Soviet Union was sometimes described as “Upper Volta with rockets”. Well, OK (though that was obvious hyperbole anyway), but the great fact was that those rockets existed. 6,200 still exist, upgraded and mostly ready to launch.
Yes, of Russia’s 6,200 missiles (and nuclear bombs), only some will successfully launch and reach their target areas. Probably half, or maybe fewer, even as few as a quarter. So about 1,500. Of which about a tenth might be aimed at UK targets. Call it 150. 150 nuclear missiles, landing in the UK, each one capable of destroying almost anything within a radius of maybe 10 miles or more. Just one, landing in Westminster, would affect directly as far out as the outer London suburbs. That leaves 149 other such missiles striking elsewhere in the UK: Portsmouth. Southampton. Every large Army base. Every airfield. Every major city and town.
Nein danke, Piers “useful idiot” Morgan.
Seems that some people need to be reminded of a few facts:
#Ukraine has only been an independent state for 31 years;
#Prior to 1991, Ukraine was merely part of the Soviet Union and, before that, of the Russian Empire, stretching back for hundreds of years;
#Ukraine is a corrupt and shambolic state run by a profoundly undemocratic Jewish cabal;
#The UK has no alliance with Ukraine, no military treaty, and no obligation under international law to funnel arms to its illegitimate rulers;
#Sending arms to Ukraine only prolongs its agony.
Nearest town square. Firing squad. End.
Please refer to my earlier comment.
I do not generally approve of the death penalty. I however distinguish between that and what amounts to a public health measure…
The sad fact is that the organs of the UK State (eg police, CPS, MI5/MI6 etc), and the institutions of society, to a large extent, now work against the interests of the British people. Wilfully so.
The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. No “conspiracy theory”; it’s all around you. Just open your eyes.
I tend to distrust such “happiness” or similar league tables, but it is noteworthy that 9 out of 10 of the “most happy” countries on that list are in Europe, and still with largely European populations…
So much for the “free” Western world…
More “trans” nonsense.
The migration invasion continues, aided by “Conservative” ministers.
One result of the migration invasion..
[addendum: The Twitter censorship is intensifying every day now]
How is it that not one Western journalist has seen fit to ask the Jew tyrant Zelensky why his own security service shot a Ukrainian “government” negotiator in the head as he was entering a building in Kiev?
Incidentally, no Western (certainly no UK or US) “news” outlets have questioned why Kiev civilians are being prevented by Ukrainian government curfews from leaving the city and fleeing westward.