Russia Forces Mexican Standoff

The internal news feeds in recent weeks have been choked with the Ukraine/Russia conflict. The ideologues have taken positions. The pragmatists have taken positions. There are those who exist in the world devoid of interest in the geopolitical machinations being orchestrated by the global elite. The current state paints a picture of a world still polarized many years post the Cold War period.

What the Russian Ukrainian conflict has exposed to discerning observers is a continuing struggle of a few powerful countries to protect and grow strategic interests. In the Cold War period it was easy to debate geopolitical issues and conflicts which came to light in the context of communism and democracy. There was the simple conclusion to be made of the Soviet Union and the United States of America with acolytes in tow to explain matters arising. Both sides armed with nuclear weapons that secured the jobs of an active diplomatic corp. 

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Submitted by Pachamama

Within the milieu of endless propaganda projects, in the West, designed for consumption at home and abroad, Russia’s objectives have markedly slowed as Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, fastidiously follows a laughable Western dictation that the Russian Federation can be made to bleed and eventual brought to accept capitulation, as so delivered by the leading messenger boys and girls.

Those include Boris Johnson, British prime minister; Lloyd Austin, United States secretary of war; Nancy Pelosi, tenuous leader of the north American House of Representatives (HoR), when found with a level of sobriety; Mateusz Morawiecki prime minister of Poland, a nation totally committed to fascism and racism; Czech Republic prime minister, Petr Fiala and Slovenian prime minister, Janez Jansa and many more are conveying the same message.

Only during a ‘special operation’ can such a titular president be operating like this. It’s only during a Russian special operation that the internet, electricity, water, cell phones and other services could remain largely in tact, that a belligerent would be so allowed to plot the defeat of an attacker. In the real wars that NATO launched in Libya, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Syria, Mali, Yemen and others, cities are flattened with ‘shock and awe’ – starting day one. Why has Russia not done this when it has more capabilities than any other to so do?

That message means that the peoples of Ukraine are to sacrifice their lives and country for the geopolitical interests of the United States of (north) America. And this is the deal which Zelensky has accepted, in lieu of negotiation forbidden by the West, in exchange for the total destruction, annexation, partition of his ‘country’. We say ‘country’ charitably, for Ukraine was never a contiguous nation state, but instead it is an area hobbled together after the WW1 territorial loses of Poland, Romania and Hungary.

Before Crimea was returned to Russia it was gifted to Ukraine by Joseph Stalin, a Georgian. Georgia which around 2007 was similarly misled by an America president, George Bush, the younger, secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and NATO, that its Russian speaking region of Abkhazia now the Republic of Abkhazia could have been invaded and ‘de-Russianed’ like has been happening in the Donbass region since 2008. Genocide supported by America using Nazis, a word now banned on social media, as shock troops.

In the propaganda wars there are a number of claims being made which cannot be confirmed. These include but are not limited to – that the United States assisted the Ukrainian forces in the sinking of the Russian destroyer, the Moskva. That America was directly involved in the apparent deaths of twelve (12) Russian generals on the battlefield. That Russia would have used the commemorations of World War Two, or the Great Patriotic War as the Russians refer to it, to issue a general mobilization as an indication that Ukraine was somehow putting up a good fight, and more. What lunacy! This, the nature of happy talk, propaganda as not so expertly manufactured in the West.

Of course, the Russians had issued a statement a year or more ago saying that the fifty (50) year old Moskva was to be decommissioned and that its replacement was being built. That there has been no announced specific retaliation might suggest that there was really an explosion on board as the Russians claimed. Moreover, assertions emanating from Ukrainian sources, that the Admiral Makarov and a number of seamen were killed were given the lie as the admiral, in fine fettle, showed up a few weeks thereafter at a ceremony televised in Russia, receiving an award.

To the uninitiated, Russia’s culture of warfare requires that generals lead their men, from the front, into battle as opposed to the Western conception which has generals leading from behind. Certainly, and in these circumstances there is a high likelihood that comparatively more Russian generals will die in battle than Western generals. However, there has only been an announcement of a single dead Russian general. Moreover, the Pentagon, to the extent anything they may say is believable, have distanced themselves from such claims. The propaganda war continues to be stoked for it offers the best chances for a Western military victory, as slim as that remains.

And to achieve such a pyrrhic victory hundreds of billions of dollars, maybe trillions, ala Afghanistan, in weapons are committed to flood Ukraine in this desperate attempt to repeat Brzezinski’s first quagmire for the then USSR, redux! Many of these weapons are already turning up on the Dark Net. It will be unsurprising when these same weapons are deployed on those in NATO feeding the crooked beast.

This staid strategy however faces a number of not insignificant hurdles as NATO states, and America as its primary member, empty old stockpiles of varied arms essentially to fatten the arms manufacturers and their shareholders/stakeholders as demand for new objects of death take budgetary priority in Washington, ahead of human needs.

If war was, and will forever be a racket, this is it. The United States alone spends more for the military than the next ten countries combined. Russia, for example, spends about 8 percent of what America does and yet they must depend on fascist and Deash to fight their battles for them. This is a measure of the large scale corruption at the centre of imperium.

Other problems with this ‘Aghanistanization’ strategy may include – the destruction of weapons en route to the battlefield, as Russia has a right to, and she has been so doing only on Ukrainian territory thus far. There could be the targeting of military bases in bordering NATO member states which act as conduits. This could be another viable response though a clear escalation if minded that NATO members are not already belligerents in fueling this war, as under the laws of war Russia has such a right to respond.

Under the much vaunted Article four (4) of the NATO Treaty, which is not at all as determinative as popularly presumed, NATO members will then have to decide whether they will consider such an act to be in violation of said article. In addition, reports from the battlefield seem to suggest that such weapons are not easily integrated, there are logistical difficulties repairing broken armaments, that the American javelin, for example, a weapon system of the 1980s is not nearly as effective for the Ukrainians as it was for the Taliban. Ukrainian soldiers are complaining that they are missing 90% of times. The Russians have more advance countermeasures than the anti-countermeasures of the javelin can dealt with.

On the Russian side, the correlation of forces are still overwhelmingly in their favour in spite of a recent statement by Belarusian president and Russia’s supposedly staunch ally Lukashenko that the war was taking too long. Earlier on, they sustained a much larger number of loses than expected, a failure of intelligence, is the claim. Russian military chiefs seemed guided by the notion that there would have been less than heavy resistance from the defenders. In war an attacker needs a three to one numerical advantage to defeat defenders. Ukraine had about 600,000 men under arms, all told. Of these about 150,000 are well-trained to NATO standards.

Maybe as many as 50,000 are defending the capital, Kiev, and the remainder are largely long encircled in the Donbass or in the southern regions. However Russia started this operation with just 200,000 men and there appears to be no inclination to call on the millions under arms except for rotation, rest etc. Of course, there could be a similar number or more within the militias of the Russian coalition as made by the fighters from the Donbass region.

In the Donbass to the east, the defenders though fully encircled are well entrenched. Reports state that networks of tunnels as many as twenty (20) stories deep provide sanctuaries. The last standout in Mariupol is also a bee hive of underground tunnels plus human shields, a clear war crime but you’ll not know this if you’re watching propaganda media. None of the areas to the east and south where Russia has a strong presence can be resupplied by weapons or the essentials for life. In all cases, Russia’s offer is that the Ukrainian soldiers release civilians and surrender but Kiev’s constant response is ‘nyet’ as military leaders parrot the commands which the West is giving from Washington. ‘Nyet mean nyet’ as so clearly stated by William Burns the current CIA director and former American ambassador to Moscow as he tried to council his political masters that bringing Ukraine into NATO, even de-facto like it currently is and has been, was a red line for Russia.

Altogether, and as the Russians continue to bomb infrastructures which make Ukrainian forces unable to effectively wage war, no matter how many more Western supplied weapons they may actually receive, barring unusual circumstances, irrational escalation, Russia will continue to destroy Ukrainian forces on the battlefield, starve them out in their underground dungeons and deliver death to those encircled into cauldrons as they will never be able to be resupplied.

No army can last long without constant resupply. As Russian war dead represent a trickle to the deluge of Ukrainian fighters it’s sickens to see aged men in their 40s and 50s being made to marched into the buss-saw and more and more forming too high a percentage of those killed by a juggernaut, even as it refrains from turning this ‘special operation’ into a real war.

The Russians are clearly giving a beating to the West as if they were errant school boys, on the economic front. The ruble is so strong that the central bank governor has had to take active measures, including increasing some interest rates, to keep its relative exchange rate within a predetermined range. People continue to ask why Russia left its USD300billion in Western banks while they knew their sanctions history and as it turns out having made all kinds of plans to protect the Russian economy from sanctions since 2014. We have reluctantly come to the view that that was mere bait for a trap. Such a seizure being considered as a Western initial default to Russia and as a purely legal matter this act will be crucial in the months to come.

On oil and gas, the NATO alliance is spitting. The Hungarians, for example, consider that their economy cannot exist without Russian oil. So too the Germans in relationship to gas. All of Europe is or will be facing stag-flationary pressures, as is the USA. The horror scenes of the past where White people in Western European countries were going hungry, traumatized by war or freezing to death cannot be underestimated. They will make pictures of deserving victims of war on television while we forget the cold shoulder these countries gave to the NATO wars in West Asia, North Afrika, Europe itself and elsewhere. NATO a belligerent warmongering force is even recruiting Columbia for membership. Watch out Caribbean as a ‘zone of peace’!

As more and more sanctions on Russian nationals continue to erode the ‘culture of rights’ it seems uneventful to the whores in media that the West, just as with Covid19, is still undeterred from violating once perceived rights going back to the Magna Carta, the so called Enlightenment ideals, notions about due process, the sanctity of private property previously presumed to be a bedrock democratic norm etc. Replacing them with the notion that a mentally disabled Joseph Biden could unilaterally announce that assets which were legal before February 24, 2022 are now illegal by his decree. Same with other NATO states, maybe all twenty-seven (27) of them, or most. These singly, but overwhelmingly together, show us that at the very root of Western liberalism resides a rooting despotism.

That Russians whose ill-gotten gain was quite legal in Westminster until recently. Indeed such oligarchs rose to peerages in the House of Lords and whose stolen wealth propped up the government of the United Kingdom for decades, can now be high-handedly taken presumably to feed this maugh of a war as the given reason. What nonsense! Like with Mu’ammar Qaddafi all of this stolen wealth by NATO will again disappear into the pockets of the kleptocratic leaders in Western countries – thieves stealing from thieves. No honour amongst crooks! This is a boondoggle for the most corrupt country in the world, Ukraine, and people like Biden, Ursula von de Leyen, Boris Johnson, Borrell etc. Shameless crooks! Free money for the boys. We trust that the peoples of the world realize that once the underlying foundations have been so removed, in broad daylight, that it is impossible to reestablish the primacy of legal process.

Given that this war is being made to go on and on. And given that Ukraine is merely a proxy serving Western or American interests. And given that there are a number of wars within a war, we estimate a number of collapses. On the actual battlefield we judge that NATO members, and particularly the USA, will have no choice but to accept a humiliating defeat as Russia, motivated by existential demands, totally destroys Ukrainian forces.

In the propaganda war, which the Russians care nothing about, larger lies will be told.

On the economic war we estimate at least a deep recession which will act to influence political equations in the West and the rest of the world. Boris Johnson may already be suffering major electoral loses. Joe Biden will by next winter will have to face large republican majorities in the HoR and the Senate as a lame duck. We should expect greater dysfunction at the centre of empire as Biden and son face impeachment and criminal charges, respectively, relating to Ukraine graft. We forecast the removal of Olaf Scholz from the chancellery, the German chancellor and little, in stature, former army corporal who has been as spineless a jellyfish, has no ability to stand up to America and is no Angela Merkel. The other political crown heads in the West shall fall like tenpins when suffering populations exact vengeance on those within proximity.

Unholy Wars

Submitted by Terence M. Blackett

(Un)holy Race Wars: “His Blood Be Upon Us And Our Children” – Russia Lights The Flame That Brings The Nations To Jerusalem For The Final Battle

They sow the wind, and (shall) reap the whirlwind” (Hosea 8.7)

The tessellation of Europe is indeed a fascinating study endeavour. Paleobiologic and Paleogenetic science is unearthing revisionist paradigms of the 19th & 20th century narrative of who came first – whether the Neanderthal, African or the Caucasoid man (all with their morphological DNA imprints) and truthfully, the simple answer can be found in these ‘Divine Words’ – “In the beginning, GOD CREATED both male and female”. Make of that what you will!

In their ongoing conquest of Europe during the Middle Ages – “Race Wars” broke out. The ominous list of (un)holy race wars cloaked & daggered as Civil Wars in England were nothing more than reLIEgious wars” on and off the continent. The ‘Thirty Years War’ was a conflict fought largely within the (un)Holy Roman Empire from 1618 – 1648 and was considered one of the bloodiest and most destructive wars in European history given the worship of the “Black Madonna” (something few relish) by European (Catholics) and bloodline royalty verses the insurgent Asian Albinos (Germanics & Slavs) under the banner of their newly created “PROTEST MOVEMENT” or better yet, the Lutheran “Protestant Reformation” religious affiliations (i.e.) Anglican, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, Baptist, Amish, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Quakers, Seventh-Day Adventism, et al.

As the ‘Protest’ gained momentum, the Catholic Church was dealt a “deadly wound” and by 1798, Pope Pius VI was arrested by Berthier (Bonaparte’s General) on 10th February, 1798 and was hauled off to France where he would die in exile. However, the Slav’s in the East (AKA the Rus or Russians), chose not to completely overhaul the Eastern Orthodox Church that they took from the Byzantines, so as a result, their (un)Holy Images still have “Dark Skin”. Similarly, as the Constantinople Turkish hordes over-ran the Asiatic and North African regions they took the Black Arabs newly created religion of Islam and made it their own. So with the near conquest of Europe complete, the Caucasoids went on to conquer the entire world, and each place they settled brought them the original biological problem of sunburn & skin cancer – as they don’t belong in hot climates as their genetic predisposition is best suited to Central Asia.

The majority of Western liberal commentators and academic talking heads refuse to construct a sound monolithic picture of how the world got to this mesmerizing current impasse, and many continue to ask the asinine question – “what is going on in Vladimir Putin’s mind” given that he has thrown open to the world the ominous gates of a hellish vision of #WW3! Clare Daly in a beautiful parliamentary rant sums up the zero-sum-game being played out on all of us while those in power are completely impotent.

A cogent search and an analytical dissection of Russian history should help us to connect the ‘dots’ but most do not want to dig deep enough for the religious coinage that posits the 3-sides of any discourse or narrative: for 2-sides allow for ‘your truth’ and ‘their truth’ and the 3rd side posits the ‘real truth’! This will be the hubris of this discourse.

In an eye-opening piece by UnHerd entitled “Putin’s Spiritual Destiny – The Religious President Wants To Rebuild Christendom” by Giles Fraser, opens some revelatory catchments for most to explore the Messianic zeal of Russia’s 22-year leader. What was remarkable in that piece is the citation – “Soviet Communism tried to crush all this – but failed. And in the post-Soviet period, thousands of churches have been built and re-built. Though the West thinks of Christianity as something enfeebled and declining, in the East it is thriving. Back in 2019, Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, boasted that they were building three churches a day. Last year, they opened a Cathedral to the Armed Forces an hour outside Moscow…

Let us be clear, this war in Ukraine is not being reported on honestly by the 24-hour lame-stream news media pundits or on its president who is a puppet of a billionaire oligarch called Igor Kolomoisky (an ultra-nationalist- Israeli-Ukrainian-Cypriot). The Lame-Stream Media Humpty-Dumpties’ are completely given over to Bernaysian propaganda on all sides of the conflict, and the virulent commentary to garner one-sided views by the amoral news police whose job it is to stoke negative sentiments, ill-will and wanton bias, by using psychological operations akin to mass formation psychosis. For the Russian President this is more than just a land grab – this is about the soul of Ukraine, as stated by the Religious News Service.

Let us be in no doubt that this is a religious war! The lame-stream media will not tell you that Russia’s war with the Ukraine runs deeper than the sociological tenets being espoused by so-called academics, commentators and empty talking heads. This is not about the serpentine fire of the billionaire class or the gesticulation polyTRICKS of authoritarian rule by totalitarian figure heads. This war is not even about the “Great Reset” (whatever the hell that means), given that Putin has thrown a major monkey-wrench into the globalist handiworks. COVID-19 proved our utter stupidity in the light of current revelations and this war simply proves that we can be led around with an awl in our noses like dumb cattle. This war is about Putin & Purim! Ukraine was in the Pale of Settlement during Tzarist rule long before #WorldWarI and the time for major realignment has finally come.

This war is about Russian orthodoxy verses Khazarian Crypto Jewry and the Zionists underbelly of an ancient mercantile beast system that has morphed over 1900+ years since the “MURDER” of Jesus Christ by the reLIEgious Sanhedrin in cahoots with the Roman rulers of His day (all of whom still exist today in a myriad of forms – an exegesis for another day). They swore before heaven and earth that the “Precious Blood of the Innocent Lamb of God” was to be upon them and their children. Thankfully, God will resist the “PROUD” & “FOOLS” & “MURDERERS” for a season until their iniquitous cups are full, so they are forced to drink from their saucers. The ‘Hidden Hand’ of Ultra-Zionism is gloved in ancient rituals, blood oaths and cryptic cabalistic secrecy. It is a Sabbatean death cult with its Neo-Eugenics Movement at its heart, alongside the neo-Nazis death-squads who are in positions of power and global influence, especially in the Ukraine.

Ukraine is Khazaria! With some half a million Jews still on its shores – this war involves them and their ancient sophistries and their rule by subterfuge, subversion & sagacious sapience. The religio-historical antecedents are based on the “ADOPTION” of Jewish/Babylonian reLIEgion and idolatrous customs (cue the apologists, religious scholars who claim knowledge of the house of Judah having emerged from Babylonian/Persian captivity) given the 70 year prophecy of Jeremiah and in the post Middle Ages period (though little known) Khazaria was one of the largest political Jewish formations of its time. Its power, wealth, trade & influence made the Khazarian Jews very rich. When the royal family “converted” to Judaism in the 800’s several noble families and commoners did exactly the same thing – although certain schools of thought seek to debunk this historical fact. The Khazars adopted several tenets of ancient Jewish life notably, the study of the Torah & the Babylonian Talmudic Kabbalah, Judeo-Babylonian holidays & holy days along with Jewish script.

To fully understand the crisis in the Ukraine, calls for intellectual, socio-religious and historical honesty. The research is there but human mass formation psychosis provides every opportunity for plausible denial. In an upside-down world, the dissonance is palpable as most stand on their heads instead of on their feet making it difficult to determine which orifice is really speaking (no dramatic imagery intended).

The Russian president is fighting on so many fronts. It’s more than just broken Western promises; bio labs in Ukraine based on President Biden’s son Hunter involvement in Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners; Zionist-NATO nukes on Russia’s border in Deveselu Air Base in Romania. The city of Caracal is 150 km west of Bucharest Deveselu which is the home of the US Missile Defense Shield that has angered Russia, notwithstanding, a whole sleuth of other socio-political infractions that has resulted in the first major war in Europe in 77 years. So when the Russian Ambassador to the UN spoke of labs in Ukraine – it was met with disdain and rancour and now it is being purported that there is no evidence of labs yet the overwhelming evidence and receipts prove that they are there and Russia will no longer tolerate them on their doorstep, in the event of another global PlanDEMIC as was seen in 2020.

The polarization we now see in our world is endemic of what Samuel Huntingdon cited in the theory of the clash of civilizations. Moreover, we see the world hurtling towards the fulfilment of Revelation 13:16-18 and the “Mark of the Beast Crisis” which will affect the entire planet. Western powers have levelled crippling sanctions upon the Russian people while knowing that the ‘elites’ will continue to thrive irrespective of all that the media purports. This will end badly, as we witness in our lifetime a complete implosion of the world’s economic system, where the “Black Horse” will be followed by the “Pale Horse” of Rev 6 with apocalyptic ramification!

In conclusion, by 1970, Israel and the Soviet Union were virtually at war, although neither side would openly admit to it. This would have been the beginning of #WW3 – however, “Divine Intervention” made the conflict “Stand Down”. Although the land of Israel has been a harbinger for endless wars and the blood of warring factions including the “Blood of Christ” that has run the height of a horses bridle – Zechariah, the prophet in chapter 14 verse 2 paints a cataclysmic picture of the ‘war to end all wars’, where Jerusalem will be encompassed by the armies of the entire world and will see its ultimate destruction and desolation (once and for all). The Gentiles who have trodden down the land for millennia according to Daniel, the prophet, will finally come to their end, with the Neo-Assyrian yoke finally broken off the necks of the “True Israel” (144,000) – 12,000 of each of the 12 Tribes as cited in (Rev 7:4-8; 14:1-5).

From this prophetic scenario will emerge the “Kingdom Of God” on the earth, in the sight of men, where Christ’s servants will be carved out as kings & priests to Him making up that number that John, the Apostle heard. Then will be fulfilled, the prophetic Lord’s Prayer of Christ Jesus: “Let Thy kingdom come, let Thy will be done on the earth as it is done in heaven…

Even so, come Lord Jesus!

Semper Fidelis

Pick a Side

Submitted by Grenville Phillips II

Last week (18 March 2022), the US President reportedly told the Chinese President that he needed to pick a side in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The Chinese President was reportedly told that there would be severe consequences for the Chinese people, if he chose the wrong side. This is the world in which we live, and it shows how leaders make decisions that can harm their citizens.

Last week, the New York Times reported that the abandoned computer laptop did, in fact, belong to US President Biden’s son – who is currently under Federal investigation. A federal grand jury is currently examining evidence that implicates the President’s son in corruption in Ukraine. We should remember that Transparency International ranks Ukraine as the most corrupt country in Europe – by far. For context, Russia is ranked as slightly more corrupt than Ukraine.


In 2020, before the US presidential election, there was credible evidence to prove that the laptop’s files were authentic. However, CNN and other major US news agencies claimed, without evidence, that it was “Russian disinformation”. Twitter and other social media sites actively suppressed information about the laptop. Many media houses worldwide repeated the “Russian disinformation” mantra – because they believed, without question, the US news media.

The laptop story is relevant, not only because of the reported damming evidence of corruption in Ukraine. But because major news and social media companies were willing to sacrifice their journalistic integrity, and intentionally deceive the public, with their end-justifies-the-means philosophy to pursue an agenda – in that case, to get Mr Biden elected President at any and all costs.


Last week, Russia finally used their new hypersonic missile in Ukraine. It reportedly travels at 10 times the speed of sound and cannot be stopped with current technology. We also learnt that NATO was able to track the weapon in real time – the first step in designing a weapon to intercept it.

All of this new evidence represents additional pieces of the puzzle, that continues to support the previous explanation of this conflict. The NATO military alliance exists to deter Russian aggression. If Russia attacks a member of the alliance, all countries are obligated to attack Russia – which will start World War 3, and ensure mutual destruction of all but neutral countries.


Ukraine was publicly insisting on joining NATO, which would likely have placed NATO missiles at the Russian border. Such missiles could strike Russia’s capital city, Moscow, with insufficient warning for Russia to intercept. Russia attacked Ukraine before it joined NATO, which avoided the risk of fighting NATO, and starting World War 3 at this time.

NATO could have prevented the current conflict, by agreeing not to admit Ukraine as a member for the next decade. Ukraine could have avoided the conflict by declaring itself a neutral country. Instead, Russia’s concerns were dismissed by both Ukraine and NATO – they were badly advised to figuratively ‘poke the bear’.


Unlike in Afghanistan, where the leaders of cities surrendered to the Taliban to save their buildings and people from being destroyed, leaders of Ukraine’s cities have vowed to fight until the last civilian. The Ukrainian Government armed its civilians with conventional weapons and taught them warfare. Most men are not allowed to leave Ukraine, and are expected to actively support the war. Therefore, this war will be unnecessarily messy for civilians.

NATO members have armed Ukrainians with advanced weapons, which are working remarkably well against Russia’s conventional weapons. The reported Russian military deaths are astonishing – approximately 14,000 to Ukraine’s 2,000. Russia has now resorted to using its advanced weapons, and NATO finally got what it wanted – the opportunity to study them in a theatre of war before they were used against NATO.


There are two wars being fought. One on the ground, and one by the news media. Depending on where one lives: one side is telling the truth and the other is spreading disinformation, one side is good and the other is evil, one side is doing righteous killing and the other is doing war crimes. The truth is that this is an unnecessary conflict, that just needed an independent and honest mediator.

Where were the blessed peacemakers? Why were only warmongers, who arrogantly and insultingly dismissed Russia’s security concerns, allowed on the US media? Every action seemed too perfectly aligned – like a movie script where Barbados was chosen to play the lead role. Barbados was being promoted positively internationally. We just had to take our place on the world’s stage and play the role written for us.


Russia has thousands of nuclear missiles that are maintained to be launched at perceived enemy nations. As an indirect member of NATO, we attracted at least one of those missiles. The only public benefit of cancelling our military alliance with the UK, is that we had the rare opportunity to avoid attracting a nuclear missile – from either side.

To protect all Barbadian residents from a nuclear attack, and be a credible and trusted mediator, we simply had to declare Barbados to be a neutral country. That would have forced us to actively demonstrate that we were indeed friends of all and satellites of none. The Russia-Ukraine conflict presented an opportunity for us to do just that. Instead, we picked a side – perhaps we got a call.

Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer. He can be reached at

Feeling Sorry

Last week (24 Feb 2022) Russia invaded Ukraine. The reported images and videos of the war are distressing. The reports of deaths are heart-breaking. At this time, we should be reminded of the historical lesson that the first casualty of war is normally truth.

We should not ignore history, and naively believe that this is the first war where truth is not the first casualty. Wisdom requires that evidence supporting and opposing our preferred views be rigorously scrutinised – to reduce the risk of making a hasty decision that we may later regret.


People will be exposed to different views of this conflict depending on where they live. Each country’s politically compromised media will only publish views preferred by their political leaders. Contrary views will likely be ignored, or distorted and ridiculed.

When contrary evidence is suppressed, the public may not know that they are being manipulated to be angry at whatever target the media directs them – to suit an agenda that is rarely in their best interests.

When I heard the reported deaths of all of the Ukrainian soldiers on Snake island, simply for defying a Russian warship, I was angry with Russia. When I later heard that they had surrendered and are all alive as prisoners, I did not know what to believe – but I know that I do not want to be manipulated.


One relevant aspect of this conflict for Barbados, is that trade alliances are not military alliances. Ukraine has many trading partners in Europe and around the world. Eighty-one countries signed a letter at the United Nations condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But despite that overwhelming show of support, none of those countries sent their armies to fight with Ukraine.

Ukrainians now understand that obtaining and maintaining a good military alliance with a dependable military power, is a critical responsibility of any Government. A military alliance is insurance against aggressor nations. Every Ukrainian fighting against Russia desperately wishes that Ukraine was a member of the 30-nation NATO military alliance.


When we became Independent in 1966, Barbados had a military alliance with the United Kingdom (UK). The UK is one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, with enough nuclear weapons to deter any other alliance and nation. The UK is also a member of the NATO military alliance, which obligates all NATO members to respond if one member is attacked.

In our Constitutional association, the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) was a part of Her Majesty’s forces [1]. It is during a time of war that the Queen may fully exercise her Constitutional executive authority over Barbados [2]. The BDF were responsible for defending Barbados [3] until the nearest available of Her Majesty’s forces arrived.

Barbados was not in Ukraine’s current uninsured position. Barbados was under the umbrella of NATO by its Constitutional association with the UK. Any nation that attacked the UK in its defence of Barbados, had to contend with all 30 NATO members. That was our insurance against aggressor nations.


Every five years, Barbadian politicians raise their hands and offer to drive Barbados’ bus. If the bus gets a flat tyre, they are supposed to repair it and keep driving safely. If they get too arrogant and start to drive recklessly, then we, the passengers, elect other drivers.

Our drivers were never elected to cancel our bus insurance, and they have no Constitutional authority to unilaterally do so. Tragically, that did not stop them from doing so in direct violation of Section 49 of the Constitution of Barbados, and then challenging any dissenter to go to court – I am the only one who did.

The legality of Parliament’s act to unilaterally cancel our military alliance with the UK, and by extension, with NATO, is currently being decided by the Barbados courts – as our politicians have directed. However, our current uninsured state presents us with a rare opportunity.


Both Russia and Ukraine had legitimate security and economic concerns, that needed an honest evidence-based discussion to prevent war. As an independent nation with no real military alliances, Barbados was well positioned to mediate the dispute, with a neutral rigorous scrutiny of the evidence of both sides.

The main issues seem to be that: (a) NATO was formed to fight Russia, (b) Russia does not want NATO forces on its border, (c) Ukraine shares a long border with Russia, (d) Ukraine fears Russia and wants to join NATO, which would put NATO forces on Russia’s border, (e) Russia requested NATO not to admit Ukraine as a member, but NATO declined that request, (f) Russia invaded Ukraine before it joined NATO – to avoid fighting NATO.


While the first casualty of war is truth, the second is civilian and military personnel. Every death is tragic, and every story associated with each death is emotionally traumatic. Making an emotional decision does not require any effort. We can simply decide that the side we do not support is bad and must be punished. Mediating this matter requires listening to both sides.

Currently, neither side is listening to the other. Those supporting Ukraine are told to believe that Putin is mentally sick. Those who support Russia are told to believe that Zelenskyy is a genocidal Nazi. The world is waiting for an adult to enter the room. Barbados, as a country growing in prominence and with no real military alliances, was in a trusted position to fill that glaring void.


nstead of offering to mediate the dispute as a neutral country, Barbados chose a side and joined Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Jamaica, and Bahamas in signing the letter publicly condemning Russia. Those Caribbean countries’ open defiance will cost them nothing, because they are insured. We seem to have forgotten that we no longer are.

Ukraine accepts that they must fight Russia alone, and are arming civilians to defend their country. They are aware of Barbados’ public condemnation of Russia. But when they learn that our politicians despised our military alliances with the UK and NATO, and harmed all Barbadians by cancelling what they desperately wished they now had, they may pause in their current distress – and feel sorry for us.

Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer. He can be reached at

[1] Defence Act, Section 4.
[2] Constitution, Section 63.
[3] Defence Act, Section 5.

Should We Ban the Russians or Ban the Comrade?

Submitted by Nathan Green

St Vincent and the Grenadines

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have to instruct our Government that we want nothing more to do with Russia. But unfortunately, for many years, the state of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has been voting with Russia and for Russia at the UN. That has to stop right now.

Due to the Gonsalves Vincentian regime being in bed with Cuba and Venezuela, we support Russia. Ralph Gonsalves [the Comrade] would describe it as solidarity with his allies. Remember those words “his allies”. Because they really should not be regarded as friends or allies of the Vincentian people, they are his communist allies, not ours. SVG is not quite communist yet, but it could be with a bit of extra push from the Gonsalves regime and his dynastical backers.

I have warned the people of SVG on many occasions of the creeping peasantisation of SVG. More people have been reduced to peasant status during the last twenty years than before in Vincentian history.

Russia is clearly in the wrong and has been making veiled threats of using nuclear weapons against any country that intervenes.

This is the second phase of the rebuilding of the Soviet Union.

We must do our part as a nation and ban Russian vessels from our Ports, all their boats and aircraft. We should make that a public statement.

If we have students in Russia, they should be recalled. We must break all ties with Russia.

Also, if the Chinese want to back Putin’s actions, we must ban them; besides, we should stop buying everything Chinese. Hit them in the pocket, along with Russia; they are a grave threat to the World.

We must not vote at the UN in any way that supports or gives Russia comfort, which includes abstention from a vote because that is another form of support.

You will remember how SVG voted at the UN when Russia invaded Crimea.

and this article may be more relevant than ever:-

We should be looking for a statement from Gonsalves that he is sanctioning Russia and any Russian investors in SVG; unless he can tell us he is doing that, it is time for him to pack up and go.

He can now choose to move to Cuba, Venezuela, or Russia.

Once again, it is time for the World to condemn Russia. At the last election, Ralph Gonsalves gave himself the World Boss title. But that is a title that Vladimir Putin wants for himself.

Let us have your input, Comrade, and see what you are made of. Are you World Class or Stinker Class?

Russia/Ukraine Conflict

In this part of the world there is the misconception by many that because we are located thousands of miles from Russia and the Ukraine, we will be unaffected by events unfolding. This is far from the truth given the interdependence of the global economy and how unrest fueled by war and rumours of war will further disrupt supply chains and cause volatility in financial markets. Also important is how East West tensions may erase the gains achieved at détente since the Cold War period.

Whether we believe Putin is a warmonger given his paideia that the attempt by former Soviet Union States – now sovereign states – pose a threat to Mother Russia because of potential membership in NATO, fear of growing democracies on Russia’s border or how it may influence the totalitarian system practiced by Russia – these are not exhaustive concerns, these are legitimate concerns.

What we know if Newton’s third law is loosely applied – “for every action in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction”. We have awakened to the news of EU and US in discussions to apply unprecedented sanctions on Russia. Russia is no stranger to suffering sanctions from the West. The annexation of Crimea by Russia is well documented. It is being reported Russia has accumulated 600 billions in reserves to mitigate economic sanctions. This will be a long fight with potential significant fallout for the global economy at the current rate of escalation.

So far the other other major economic power in the world has been reluctant to throw the bear to the wolves. Pundits have been opining that China has formed an alliance with Russia which maybe the comfort President of Russia Vladimir Putin needed to pursue his objectives by invading Ukraine. 

What is amusing to the blogmaster is to listen to commentators using the sovereignty argument to criticize Putin. Others have invoked violation of UN Charters. Where were the same commentators when the USA and friendlies invaded Iraq on the pretext Saddam Hussein had amassed weapons of mass destruction (WMD)? The blogmaster is not intending to endorse policies of either side in the conflict only to respond to positions being taken based on ignorance.

In this part of the world we have to be concerned if military conflict continues to ramp up. In recent days Minister Kerri Symmonds alluded to an urgency for Barbados to increase local production of crude to 200 a barrels by ‘milking’ old wells. Bare in mind we continue to negotiate a pandemic and Barbados along with other economies in the region – defined as open economies – will buffet with the potential to capsize in a global economic storm. 

In the world of geopolitics small islands in the Caribbean have no real voice or influence in the sphere of geopolitics. With the UN Security Council polarized the region must be very careful how we shape a position on the conflict. There is the saying when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

Caribbean as a Zone of Peace Under Threat

In 1992 some Caribbean states in declaring the Caribbean area a zone of peace, objected to the passage through the Caribbean of ships carrying nuclear waste material. The heads of Government issued a statement vowing “to take all necessary steps to protect their people and the fragile ecology of the Caribbean Sea from this highly dangerous threat.

Now Russia plans to bring nuclear weapons to the Caribbean and we are silent.

Ping Pong

The BU family is a savvy group always alert to what is happening on the local, regional and international fronts. The plan by Russia to establish a temporary military airbase in the locale of Venezuela must be a concern for the people of the Caribbean – see Russian newspaper: Russia to set up nuclear bombers on Caribbean island.

The pristine reputation of the Caribbean took a hit when it was established that Trinidad and Tobago had the highest rate of ISIS recruits in the Western hemisphere per population size. The zone of peace the region has enjoyed is now under threat with the announcement that the Russians are coming.

Further, with Russia and Venezuela in bed the long running dispute between Venezuela and Guyana is brought into sharp focus. Does it matter if Ambassador of Caricom David Comissiong or Caricom respond given our lack of military and economic standing in the world?

Geopolitical analysts are of the view Putin is seizing the moment with the changing of the guard in the USA. It has not have gone unnoticed by the blogmaster Russia launched the Avangard missile yesterday which is reported to be a challenge to US detection systems.

Let the games begin in the region!


Russian Operatives Accused of Torturing, Pulling Gun on Miners in Guyana


July 27, 2018


CONTACT: Richard Millington, Director of Communications



CGID calls for investigation of Russian operatives accused of torturing, pulling gun on local miners


The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) on Monday vigorously called on the Guyana government to investigate alleged torture, harassment, assault and abuse of Guyanese miners and workers by Russian nationals who own and operate West Bank Demerara Gold Inc – a Russian owned mining company in Guyana.

In a letter to President David Granger and the Ministers of Legal Affairs, National Security and Natural Resources, acting Police Commissioner, Mr. David Ramnarine, and Chairman of the Guyana Geology & Mines Commission (GGMC), Mr. Stanley Ming, the Institute’s President Burke asserted that the Russians allegedly committed torture and other crimes against humanity as well as other human rights abuses of Guyanese citizens, which the government must not condone.

On April 3, 2018, ranger Ken Edwards and Charles Clarke, employees of Hopkinson Mining Logistics, were executing their normal duties on their employers claim, in Quartzstone, near the Quartzstone River, Region 7, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, when they were intercepted by two expatriate, Russian operatives of West Bank Demerara Gold Inc. The Russians attempted to prohibit the Hopkinson workers from entering further on said land.

West Bank Demerara Gold Inc. a company, which acquired and now operates a mining concession known as Chunnylall Babullal & Ricky Ramnarine (CB&R) Concession. Hopkinson Mining Logistics ostensibly has mining claims within the CB&R concession that predates its acquisition by West Bank Demerara Gold Inc.

The Hopkinson security guard recorded the incident with his cellular phone. The video, which was released by CGID, is attached. The video recording shows a Russian operative who is known in the concession area as “Batali,” demanding documentation and challenging Edwards and Charles’ right to be on their employer’s claim. He subsequently attempted to block their access. “Batali” then punched Edwards in his face. When Edwards attempted to defend himself, Batali punched him a second time, then pulled a gun on the men.

CGID has also obtained additional evidence of a separate incident in which the said Russians allegedly handcuffed another mining worker and tied him onto the roof of a structure and tortured him. The worker was reportedly forced to urinate and defecate while hanging from the roof. These are very serious allegations. CGID calls on the entire nation to join in condemnation of these despicable atrocities. If substantiated by the Police, these acts constitute crimes against humanity that carry harsh criminal penalties under national and international law.

“Batali” allegedly displayed a Guyana Police Force supernumerary constable precept; an instrument that licenses security guards to carry a firearm. In light of the alleged reckless actions of the Russian operative, CGID is gravely concerned about the issuance and maintenance of a Guyana Police Force precept for “Mr. Batali” to bear arms.

CGID therefore calls on the Police Commissioner to launch a criminal investigation into the actions of the Russians guards, who should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if they are found to be criminally culpable.

With the establishment of the petroleum industry and an expansion of the mining sector, both of which will attract foreign companies that can potentially mistreat or abuse Guyanese workers, CGID calls on the government of Guyana to establish a human rights commission, with powers of a court, to address and adjudicate human rights violations.


Rickford Burke


War – When Cowards and Mad Men Take Powah

Submitted by Pachamama

Source: Latuffcartoons

While Bajans wait with baited breath for manna from the mouth of the preeminent national coward, of all times, the world is going to hell in a handbasket.

And while that manna is destined to leave those with a Pavlovian palate as intellectually starved as before, a constellation of global forces are driving us to the final war.

Of course, none of this has the potential to demonstrate the basis truism that anything which can happen, or not happen, in Barbados cannot make local circumstances much better, any time soon.

Conversely, what’s happening in the global environment could easily make the anticipated pronouncement of this PM moot, at best. And at worst, alter all sets of calculations.

In the USA we have ‘deep state’ forces running two (2) major national security projects simultaneously. First, and most importantly, there has been a determination that Russia must be brought to heel, at any and all cost. What madness!

There are big lies about interference in all manner of elections by Russia. That the United States has rigged, stolen, derailed more elections than can be recalled seems to be of no import.

Secondly, these same interests have long decided that Trump, under the real threat of impeachment charges, maybe death for treason as well, whether real or trumped-up, must be made to do their bidding – as was every other president of the USA before.

War has always given meaning by the American military industrial security complex. The whole economy is based in war. Without the war industries there is no empire.

Given these circumstances, neither Trump nor Putin, as much as they would want to propose entente, notwithstanding or because of a belief, that Putin may be holding a trump card on Trump.

But war or rumours of war is the order of the day. American and Russian military forces are engaged in the Syrian theatre. One mistake could lead to Armageddon in the place from whence this name comes.

Trump appears to have finally found the last two pieces for his war cabinet with the appointments of John Bolton as national security adviser and Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. Both as hawkish as can be possible.

He has promised a May 2018 withdrawal from BarJam, as known by the Iranians. The JCPOA, as called by the West. It is an agreement with the five permanent members of the UNSC and Germany – the ‘Five plus One’ – to limit the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. For Trump and Trump alone, this is the worst deal ever made.

When we add the rabid Zionist Bolton to the mix, big trouble cannot be too far away, even when the deep state forces themselves see no reason for a war on Iran. Pompeo is no less a Zionist though he is not known for supporting the anti-Iran terrorist, the MEK, like Bolton long has.

Trump was a genuine coward when his time came to go to war. So was Bolton. Bolton has called, for years, for the bombing of Iranian nuclear sites. For years he has called for regime change in Iran. None of these internal and competing forces have any problems with real terrorist states like Saudi Arabia and Israel. Indeed the USA itself is the foremost terrorist state on earth. War is terror! America is a warlike nation.

It is American, British and French weapons, planes, refueling aircrafts, satellites targeting, missiles which are illegally bombing the poor people of Yemen for three (3) years, without just cause, killing over 14000 Yemenis, destroying critical infrastructures, causing cholera, mass starvation and holding 26 million Yemenis hostage under an illegal blockade, while the world keeps silent. Barbados has nothing to say about this.

The United Kingdom and Theresa May, with the help of MI5, seem to be making their contribution to the coming Great War. What a pitiful former empire. The Sripal incident was concocted to add weight to the irrational Russiaphobia being galvanized through popular media as controlled by the deep state forces of the Five Eyes countries – USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. CNN, MSNBC, BBC etc are mouthpieces for the global security state.

Western actions against Russia do not make sense to those who have no desire to ‘march unto war with the cross of western Christianity going on before’. Why not let the OPCW – the internationally renowned Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – test the samples, make the chemical agent available to the agency, follow its established protocols.

Jeremy Corbin is again under pressure. This time for his refusal to blindly follow Theresa May down a war path, not dissimilar to Iraq, but based no evidence at all. No evidence has been provided, only grand charges. And the world must take the word of professional liars like Theresa May.

Up to today deep state forces have succeeded in getting more than 30 world nations to expel over 150 Russian diplomats – a euphemism for spies, they say. All based on a flimsy case, in which not even the accused has seen the evidence, if there is any.

The deep state forces make their case through their talking heads and placemen. But neither the Iranians nor the Russians are afraid of them. And that is a problem. The aggressors are not known for confronting and defeating strong countries, only broken back ones.

It was the Soviets who loss 26 million of their citizens in defeating the Western built and strengthened Nazi regime. In this some measure of credit must also go to Churchill. Before the Americans joined the Second World War, around 1943, on the side of the ‘allies’, it was Churchill who defied Hitler.

There is no way to win a hot war against Russia, but the deep state forces are not deterred. A better estimate would be the total annihilation of us all. In addition, the Russian have just given a strategic response to nearly 30 years of Western (NATO) encroachment on its boundaries, encirclement.

In his recent New Year’s speech Putin exhibited a dazzling array of new weapon systems to counter the expansionism by the West. Before Obama left he committed over one trillion in nuclear weapons ‘development’. Trump has substantially increased the military budget. They are making ready for the Malhama!

The Iranians have foiled all kinds of Western plots against them. This writer has met them and we can attest that they are unafraid of their enemies. Iran has defeated Israel three (3) times, without credit. A defeat of Israel is also a defeat of the United States, for the Zionist regime is merely a cat’s-paw of empire although it still harbours hopes of a Yinon Plan, as a stepping stone towards Pax-Judaeca. In the Iran-Iraq War all the global forces, and most of its neighbors, supported Saddam Hussain, but the Iranian prevailed.

There are reports that the al-Saud regime has recently agreed to pay the United States of America hundreds of billions to defray the cost of a war against the Islamic Republic of Iran. This seems credible in light of the fact that the terrorist war on the Syrian Arab Republic was largely bankrolled by the al-Sauds. That global terrorism has its genesis in Riyadh. And from Riyadh the funding goes to propagate terrorism around the globe. State terrorism is about to become real. We already know that Trump believes in taking over the resources of countries as a consequence of war. So why would he not pimp-out the security service of the USA to defeat the perceived arch enemy of the al-Saud regime, especial when a buck can come to his pocket. He’s said as much.

Another obvious hot spot is no doubt the Korean Peninsula, though with Trump, China or Venezuela could easily be added to the mix. If he has any real courage. In spite of the entente provided by the Winter Olympics, more engagement of the Chinese and the absence of bombast by the belligerents, we fail to see the circumstances where the DPRK will surrender its nuclear capabilities even with Korean reunification and the withdrawal of American military bases.

Not when Supreme Leader Jong-Un has seen what happened to Saddam Hussein. What happened to Maummar Gaddafi. What Trump is threatening to do with the JCPOA signed with the Islamic Republic. It is difficult for us to see these China-led negotiations leading to the grand bargain, in the near term, an overly optimistic Trump presumes possible.

The American empire is prepared to destroy us all in its quest to maintain supremacy. The Chinese are holding on to notions of a long game. It is a logic which rests on the mistaken assumption that the American project will run out of steam and make room for them sometime soon. Like Russia they are fighting for the space to play a greater role. At the end of the day it will only be Russia and her allies willing to confront a fading hyper power and deal it a death blow. The response of the West then means total annihilation.

It’s All About Asia, As Trump Becomes A Dud

Submitted by Pachamama

trumpWe’ve spent considerable time trying to understand the meanings for the election of Donald Trump. And while he has been talking loud but saying little, we refused to relocate our primary foci as trained on the ‘deep state’ forces surrounding him.

Yes, anyone calling himself POTUS must have some influence. But we’ve had presidents before who made all kinds of grandiose claims while foreign and domestic policy continues, on autopilot. Continued as if guided by an imperceptible, invisible force of nature. The adage of an invisible hand, you may say?

Trump’s own domestic policy, casted in broad strokes, has not gotten off to a very auspicious start. On both domestic and foreign policy Trump’s mouthings have a number of commonalities with the establishment agenda. It may be a matter of who is really boss. Trump or the ‘deep state’ forces. Is he capable of recognized the differentials in relative power.

There are no higher levels of analysis than the readings of what is to happen within the ‘deep state’ apparati. Trump maybe no more worthless or fails to work less than any of his predecessors but this old man river keeps rolling on. His grandiosity however, may leave a larger gap of failure as misplaced expectations quickly deflate, as with a busted hot air balloon.

This last week has shown us that Trump is largely a figurehead. It was a week where his National Security Adviser (NSA), Mike Flynn, was forced out under heavy fire from ‘deep state’ agents controlling the media – the ‘presstitutes’. The presstitutes in the mainstream cannot take any of these concerted actions unless supported by their bosses and these bosses have ‘deep state’ infrastructures throughout networks – CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, etc. So when we see the mainstream behaving this way we must see the hand of the ‘deep state’.

On occasions when the ‘deep state’ does not support the leaking of information you should expect them, the media, to focus on the leakers or whistle-blowers, not the contents of the leaks.

And based on our reading of the intent of the continuing invisible government, other Trump acolytes will be forcibly removed in the coming weeks. These will include Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. What we are witnessing are essentially military manoeuvres. Chess pieces are being carefully re-positioned. They have little to do with Trump or Flynn or Bannon or Conway, per se. These are movements for war. War with Russia and Iran, but eventually China aimed at the stupendous prize – Asia.

And ‘deep state’ forces are re-asserting the battle field, at home and abroad, for foreign military confrontation. Enforcing the militaristic discourses in media. Demonizing Russia and other alleged foes. Replacing would-be ‘doves’ with genuinely reliable ‘hawks’. Replacing the impending secondary role for America in global affairs with an expansion of dominance, hegemony, empire.

And should Trump, himself, fail to continue to make the required concessions or properly recognize ‘the powers that-be’ he too will be impeached within a few years and may even end up in prison, or worse. The forces to which we refer have never been afraid of the presidency. Unlike Trump’s dreams, they see it as a figurehead standing in for the real power.

Another example of ‘deep state’ operations would be the role of Victoria Nulands as former assistant secretary of state under Hillary Clinton. Both she and her husband are original neocons of PNAC fame. Yet, there are joined at the hip with democrats to advance a war agenda. The neo-cons transcend party tribalism. Obedience to the ‘deep state’ is primary. And the ‘deep state’ wants endless war for resources.

Nulands is now a Ukrainian citizen and a senior member of the Ukrainian government. As an American citizen Nulands engaged in a conspiracy to bring down one Ukrainian government as preparation for the advance of NATO to Russia’s border and a wider hot war where nuclear weapons could be used.

All these are ‘deep state’ preparations for war on Russia but within the context of the larger objective – Asia. In collusion with George Soros, billions were expended in this massive conspiracy against Russia. These are the transcendent operations of the ‘deep state’. And Trump thinks that any president of the USA could stop this through a personal ‘friendship’ with Putin and Russia! What a pipe-dream!

The deep state and its military-industrial-security-intelligence-complex will not risk the possibility of a peace dividend. It will never risk the curtailment of its trillion-dollar budgets. It will not risk the end of US dollar supremacy. It will not risk the possibility of playing second fiddle to China and the massive New Silk Road projects planned. Not even the spectre of nuclear war will temper western greed for Asia’s resources.

This struggle for ‘eternal’ global supremacy is complex. So much so that ‘allies’ like the United Kingdom seem willing to forego their historical alliances for the promise to be ‘banker to the Chinese’. They’ll need trillions for their world-altering physical expansion in Central Asia. Successive British conservative governments have been convinced that the Chinese ‘horse’ is the right bet.

This was a week where talk about the normalization of relations with Russia took a back seat. Trump himself sent a twit suggesting that Russia should return Crimea to Ukraine. This represents a significant reversal to his previous position, and in short order, even within the context of his quixotic, chaotic behaviours, policy prescriptions, as mouthed. Writings would be a disadvantage to his fickle nature.

If there was any doubt that the ‘deep state’ forces were re-asserting themselves after the election, it was immediate removed as efforts were made to impose Robert Harward as Flynn’s replacement. Harward being a traditional pair of national security hands. Hands unlikely to depart from the well-developed thinking of the foreign policy establishment in Washington.

To reinforce this shift in perceived power, Harward demanded that, should he take the job, he would have had to be given control over those comprising the membership of the National Security Council (NSC). An obvious attempt at removing Bannon, a Trump acolyte, establishing a direct line to the President and re-empowering the traditional foreign policy establishment types, of which Harward himself derives.

While Trump was sent to the kiddie’s table – in Florida – to stroke his damaged ego, his Vice President Pence was jetted to Europe to reinforce traditional American warring alliances with a still expanded NATO. Nobody remembers anymore the promises made to Russia by Bush, number one, and endorsed by Clinton.

NATO’s main projects currently is to threaten Russia’s western perimeter. Promote the notion that Russia is aggressive in the Baltic states. Engage the Russians in the Black Sea. Limit its access to the Bosphorus Straits. Deny Russia use of its warm water ports in Syria; possibly Libya, Egypt and Lebanon as medium term objectives. This is a policy of total war!

The frightful Trump ‘revolution’ is being aborted by ‘deep state’ forces. Those forces are making it clear that war with Russia is their tactical and immediate objective, not the leap of ‘faith’ Trump represented to some. Trump seems to have forgotten the USA was built on war. And a target of such war cannot be befriended by the POTUS.

‘Deep state’ forces are saying the ‘pivot to Asia’ is their strategic objective, not better relations with Russia. These forces seem to believe that a ‘limited’ war with Russia will defang her; open-up China for a war to decide the future or the fortunes of Asia. Kissinger’s edit has long been ‘whoever controls Asia (Central Asia) will dominate the next century’. That still guides the ‘deep state’.

When Donald Trump burst onto the political scene we discussed all kinds of ideas in attempting to explain this perceived deviation from the mean. Those included the possibility of a fascist American regime. The truth is that the ‘deep state’ will not now sanction such a re-orientation. We are more likely to see an extension of neo-liberalism even as capitalism continues to fail, miserably. There will be no fixes supported by the ‘deep state’. Stealing other peoples’ resources was always the way the West escaped capitalism’s failures.

Less than 30 days into this Trump presidency we have arrived at firm determinations. There will be no departure from the recent governing traditions even if some unsavoury attempts are made to further pressurize populations, at home and abroad. Grand Chessboard priorities will continue to determine our destiny.

The signs have finally started to emerge that Trump is no more than a loud mouth dud. This impotence will leave us in the same relative position that we have always been, may be worse. More wars and rumours of wars. More resource wars at home and abroad. Social disruptions created by Trump will interfere with the world only on the margins but ‘deep state’ forces will continue to be as in control as they have long been.

Putin – The Theory of the Big Lie

Submitted by Pachamama

Vladímir Putin - President of Russia

Vladímir Putin – President of Russia

Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it – Lysander Spooner

In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act  – George Orwell

If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truthJoseph Goebbels

All warfare is based on deceptionSun Tzu

Our central point of departure rests on the truism that we live within a tapestry of lies. But when it comes to Geo-politics, the theory of the big lie was always necessary in the maintenance of empire. Notwithstanding this centuries old adage, the big lie remains a potent weapon in the quiver of the powers as they seek to conduct war, by any means necessary, against their foes. In recent years we’ve had big lies serving to instigate illegal wars against Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Gaza, Yugoslavia and others. However, the recent war propaganda against Putin’s Russia take the big lie to new and staggering levels of acceptability. Indeed, the very existence of the Anglo-American Empire has come to rest on the acceptance of these big lies as truisms.

We have never been persuaded that any country commands any high level of innocence. Indeed, we see countries as impersonal entities without any enduring friendships but with perennial interests. These national interests guide countries and blocks as they tussle for advantage and ascendancy. In this pursuit countries may try a combination of diplomacy, politics and other cultural and economic levers to change the balance of power, gain strategic advantage. In the event where there is a failure, militarism, including sanctions, maybe employed by belligerents to achieve, through violence, that which could not be so done by ‘peaceful’ means.

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Dateline Ukraine – The NEW Cold War, The Grand Chess Board

Submitted by Pachamama

Photo Credit: 4 News

Photo Credit: 4 News

The schizophrenia of Western leaders and policymakers reminds us of their ‘illustrious’ forebears in Ancient Rome, particularly Nero and Caligula. For it was Caligula (37AD – 41AD) who named his horse as pro-counsel and Nero (54AD – 68AD) whose location of extreme madness at the centre of world governance remains infamous, even after nearly 2000 years. The proximity of this culture of insanity is not unlike the normalization of the madness of Bush (the younger) and Reagan, in more recent times. If we wanted to be charitable to Obama and then proceeded to draw parallels to the Libyan Roman Emperor, Alexander Serverus (222AD – 235AD), based solely on their supposedly mixed racial characteristics, a straight line of insanity to high office could be drawn directly to Barack Obama. Indeed, all Presidents of the USA were, are and must be, mad dogs of war.

At the end of the ‘last’ Cold War, Bush, the father, Reagan and Clinton promised Gorbachev of the former USSR that they will not bring NATO to Russia’s borders. However, as soon as there were sure about the formal dismantlement of the Soviet Empire they proceeded to do exactly that, with a number of states of the former USSR either joining NATO or becoming members of the European Union (EU) or both.

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Never Prod A Sleeping Bear

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Russian troops in South Ossetia - there are fears that the fighting could move further into Georgia/Source:Times Online

Georgia made a mistake, some might say encouraged by the West to prod a sleeping giant…Russia. Sweet words and the prospect of joining NATO encouraged President Mikheil Saakashvili to invade South Ossetia. If he felt that NATO would come to his aid when Russia engaged them with maximum force, he was sadly mistaken. There is a world of difference between giving tactit support in an internal dispute over territory, and committing troops in combat against Russia.

In the recent past Russia has had its problems, but buoyed up with its gas and oil reserves, particularly with the West’s thirst for them. Russia is again a force to be reckoned with. Georgia gave Russia the opportunity to demonstrate its power…and demonstrate it they did. From a position of having a toehold in South Ossetti, even if the majority Russian population were in defiance. Georgia after a misguided attempt to stamp their authority on South Ossettia have nothing. They have been forced out and humiliated, it does not matter what kind of spin is put on their retreat to Tbilisi, it was a rout. Continue reading