On this day a year ago
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?
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
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.“
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.
The multikulti society:
“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?
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.