The war in the Ukraine – what you weren’t told – 2022

Azov Battalion - with Nazi flags

Azov Battalion – with Nazi flags

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The war in the Ukraine – what you weren’t told – 2022

One of the lessons from the last three weeks is that what ‘we’, liberal capitalist ‘democracies’ say is ‘the truth’, what ‘they’ (that is, anyone those same liberal capitalist ‘democracies’ disagree with) say is not the truth, is in fact ‘fake news’.

And one of those liberal capitalist ‘democratic’ truths is that the issue around Ukraine is all about the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’.

Obviously the ‘good guys’ are the capitalist and imperialist nations that have been acting in a rapacious manner against (and strangling the well being of) their own populations for centuries. For those who have had the misfortune to come into contact with these thieves, murderers and rapists in the (mainly) southern hemisphere the consequences have been even worse.

This is especially so if those people stand up and demand that they should be able to determine their own futures. Such insolence will not be tolerated and the list of countries who have attempted this, in whatever small way, since the end of the Second World War that have had to be taught a lesson is almost innumerable. Often puppets have been used to carry out the wishes of their masters but when the biggest bully of the lot (USA imperialism) has got itself involved it has shown itself to be totally incapable of achieving its aims – what ever amount of resources it throws at the problem. In fact, the US hasn’t won any war it has taken part in for more than a century.

But any such defeats don’t stop the imperialists from continuing to follow their destructive path. They will break every rule in the book and any and all treaties if it suits their purpose. For example, the United Nations is ‘correct’ if it lets them invade Korea but is ‘irrelevant’ if it seeks to prevent them from invading Iraq.

But just because the ‘good guys’ follow such a policy it doesn’t mean that this is open to all. If any pretender seeks to learn the lessons from the biggest bullies then they are branded as the ‘bad guys’. The fact they are good pupils means nothing, especially if it goes against the wishes and interests of the perpetual ‘good guys’.

Following the same illegal actions carried out from Korea to Vietnam to Iraq to Libya is met with a level of hypocrisy that beggars belief. Added to that they lie though their back teeth about any agreements that might have been made in the past.

The actions of the Russians of going into the Ukraine is a crime but no more nor less a one than has been committed in all parts of the world on numerous occasions in the last couple of hundred years by those who are now attempting to hold the moral high ground. Whatever is happening in the Ukraine now it is important to remember that the principle danger to the peoples of the world is still United States imperialism.

But even the now ‘bad guys’ weren’t always that bad. Capitalism didn’t see it as a crime against the people when the so-called Russian ‘oligarchs’ looted the wealth created in the years of socialism of the Soviet Union. The fact that many (if not all) of those gains were achieved through a level of criminality wasn’t really important. If in countries like Britain (at the time of Thatcher and with the disgraceful and ultimately self-defeating ‘agreement’ of a substantial proportion of the population) and throughout the world (through the demands of the World Bank and the International Monetery Fund) privatisation was the core of the new liberal economic system then what was different with the looting of public wealth in the erstwhile Soviet Union?

The money those oligarchs spent was welcomed in the capitalist countries and the City of London (at one time the most important financial centre in the world but now starting to fade somewhat) has probably been kept afloat by the amount of money laundering that has been going on for the best part of twenty years. If these oligarchs start to get ‘penalised’ (in whatever small and ineffectual manner by present day plans to challenge the roots of their wealth) and take umbrage and decide to launder their ill-gotten gains elsewhere then the City of London is in for a bumpy ride.

The US (ably assisted by the UK ‘poodle’) seeks to maintain/regain world hegemony thorough this present crisis and are prepared to defend the Ukraine ‘to the last Ukrainian’. Also, in a manner and with a completeness that surprises us, they have been able to maintain hegemony of the information that has been getting out to the populations of the northern hemisphere. (Those who live in the poorer countries of the south have more important and immediate issue to consider than the fate of a country caught in the middle of a European spat.)

The aim here is to provide a source of news and views from other outlets which are not so slavish to the acceptance of the views propounded by the servants of the world’s most vicious and hypocritical imperialist masters.

March 22 2015

George Friedman, US author and private intelligence ‘guru’ on a ‘cordon sanitaire’ around Russia and Russian/German links – the policy that the US has been following for decades.

February 2018

US is arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine.

So matters didn’t start in 2022.

June 14 2019

The Pentagon Bio-weapons.

December 8 2021

Tulsi Gabbard blasts political leaders for considering nuclear attack on Russia.

February 8 2022

What are NATO spy planes doing to keep tabs on the Russians?

February 18 2022

German Parliamentarian: ‘Peace can only exist with Russia, not against Russia’.

February 20 2022

US, UK, France promised USSR not to expand NATO east of Germany, newly discovered document proves.

Notes from a 1991 meeting prove that the US, UK, France, and Germany assured the Soviet Union that NATO would not expand east. It’s part of a growing body of evidence that the West broke its promise to Russia. Even though the US, the UK and other countries deny the existence of the ‘promise’. But then who would be foolish enough to belive a promise from this bunch of liars?

February 21 2022

Background to the present crisis in Ukraine.

The video clip contains a presentation by John Mearsheimer, an American political scientist of the ‘realist school of thought’. His presentation follows the initial introduction and last for about 25 minutes.

February 24 2022

Facebook allows praise of Neo-Nazi Ukrainian Battalion if it fights Russian invasion.

Will the same ‘relaxation’ of the rules happen when the next illegal invasion takes place – this time by the ‘liberal democracies’?

February 25 2022

The geopolitical consequences of the escalation in Ukraine.

A new Cold War with negative consequences for all sides appears more likely than ever before.

February 25 2022

Worse than a crime; it’s a blunder.

Does Putin know what he’s doing?

February 25 2022

Respond to Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine with diplomacy, not war.

There were diplomatic ways out of the conflict – bur only if both ‘sides’ wanted it.

February 26 2022

Pugwash statement on the war in Ukraine.

The Pugwash Conferences on Science and World affairs seeks to ‘draw[ing] its inspiration from the Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955, which urged leaders of the world to ‘think in a new way’: to renounce nuclear weapons, to ‘remember their humanity’ and to find peaceful means for the settlement of all matters of dispute between them.’

February 27 2022

Save the crocodile tears for Ukraine.

A reminder of the similar actions by the now ‘indignant and caring’ imperialist nations who have been killing millions of people throughout the world in tens of conflicts since 1945.

March 2 2022

Arms industry sees Ukraine conflict as an opportunity, not a crisis

More billions to those who control the world’s killing machine industry.

March 2 2022

Did NATO push Ukraine into war?

A view from India of the role of NATO in the whole affair.

March 2 2022

Yemen: the war the world forgot.

While the world watches Vladimir Putin’s harrowing invasion of Ukraine, a new, short, film shows how other despots are also getting away with wanton aggression – with British support. Link to the video that investigates the US owned company Raytheon and its role in the manufacture of the weapons that are killing people daily in the Yemen which are made, among other places, in Edinburgh.

March 4 2022

Navigating our humanity: the four lessons from Ukraine.

Another reminder that the people of Palestine have been suffering for 74 years what the Ukrainians have been suffering for less than 74 days.

March 4 2022

In Ukraine reporting, Western press reveals grim bias toward ‘people like us’.

Journalists reporting on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could not help but make comparisons to recent conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan. But a painful double standard quickly emerged inside of those comparisons.

March 4 2022

Ukraine: Beyond the Postsoviet

The war is shaped by global neoliberalism, sexism, and racism—not just Cold War dynamics.

March 5 2022

I saw what was coming, that’s why I won’t join this carnival of hypocrisy.

Crises mean that the political divide becomes fluid.

March 7 2022

Forgetting what is happening in Afghanistan.

A short contribution of an Irish Member of the European Parliament reminding that institution of its hypocrisy when it comes to the plight of the Afghan people/refugees.

March 7 2022

Ukraine foreign legion: ‘Some of them will lay down their lives’.

Whitehall is sending mixed messages on whether it’s legal, but Britain has no blanket ban preventing mercenaries fighting in foreign wars – only when they might be fighting against (and not on the same side as) fascists.

March 8 2022

Son of Boris Johnson’s special envoy joins Ukraine foreign legion.

British fighters in Ukraine believed to be ‘led’ by top Tory’s son.

March 8 2022

NATO’s key role in the UK.

Britain hosts central Nato functions including its little-known Maritime Command in north west London and hundreds of foreign NATO military personnel are deployed across three sites in the country.

March 8 2022

Fox Business guest tells truth about Ukraine President – he’s a NATO puppet.

March 9 2022

Tulsi Gabbard: They want this to continue.

A long war is good for the military industrial complex, adding even more billions of pounds/dollatrs to their profits. At 4 minutes 44 seconds into the clip Hilary Clinton is seen to be ‘back on the war wagon’.

March 9 2022

There is no wisdom in pretending that Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis don’t exist.

The troubling history and dangerous U.S. relationship with the Azov Battalion and other extreme right-wing groups in Ukraine cannot be forgotten.

March 9 2022

Another version of the bombing of the Mariupol maternity hospital.

Machine translation of text:

” Fake: Vladimir Zelensky on Instagram called Russia’s strike on the Mariupol maternity hospital an atrocity and said that children, their mothers and doctors are under the rubble.

True: The maternity hospital has not worked since the beginning of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine. The doctors were dispersed by the militants of the nationalist battalion “Azov”.

On the eighth of March in an interview with Lenta.ru, the son of one of the maternity hospital employees said that “in the last days of February, people in uniform came to the maternity hospital where his mother works. The military dispersed the maternity hospital staff, and set up firing points in the building.”

March 10 2022

Russia sanctions blowback only beginning: Globalization in the cross-hairs, Russian retaliation coming?

Can Russia retaliate against sanctions – and what wil be the consequences for the ‘west’?

March 10 2022

Tulsi Gabbard: Labs need to be ‘shut down immediately’.

Biological weapons and storage in Ukraine – the country a vassal state of the US and NATO allowed the )secret) research into chemical and biological weapons to be carried out on their territory. Also discuses the dangers of a ‘no-fly’ zone.

March 10 2022

The AFL-CIO’s Nazi friendly union in Ukraine.

Just as they did in the 1980s with the Solidarity movement in Poland.

March 10 2022

Ukraine neo-Nazis pictured with UK-made rocket launchers.

Far-right resistance groups appear to be in possession of UK-made anti-tank weapons.

March 11 2022

Eight dangers of the new Cold War.

How the West reacts to Vladimir Putin’s aggression will make the difference between peace and further wars – and we need to learn the lessons of other military interventions.

March 11 2022

The American Empire self-destructs.

Empires often follow the course of a Greek tragedy, bringing about precisely the fate that they sought to avoid. That certainly is the case with the American Empire as it dismantles itself in not-so-slow motion. The basic assumption of economic and diplomatic forecasting is that every country will act in its own self-interest. Such reasoning is of no help in today’s world. Observers across the political spectrum are using phrases like ‘shooting themselves in their own foot’ to describe U.S. diplomatic confrontation with Russia and allies alike.

March 11 2022

Uncle Sam’s Nazi Warriors.

More on the US’s arming of pro-Nazi groups in the Ukraine.

March 11 2022

US funded secret chemical and biological labs in Ukraine.

Even Fox News is indignant – but only as it allows them to attack the Democrats.

March 11 2022

The horrific truth about the biological research labs in Ukraine.

A George Galloway interview with ex-US intelligence officer which also comments on how the Russian troops have been interacting with Ukrainians.

March 11 2022

After Syrian fighters, Chechen leaders volunteer to join Russia to fight war against Ukraine

In just three weeks the war is becoming ‘privatised’ with mercenaries doing all the dirty work. But remember this was started by the US in Iraq when it started to shovel more and ore money into the pockets of the likes of Blackwater (which keeps on changing its name to try and hide from bad publicity) and other private so-called ‘security’ companies.

March 12 2022

Glacis Ukraine: Putin versus Stalin?

glacis – is the killing ground on the approaches to a fortress, where fighting takes place before it is too late and it occurs on the ramparts of the fortress itself.

March 12 2022

A criminal war ushers in the worst of times in Ukraine, Russia, and Europe.

No one is going to be the winner?

March 13 2022

US offer of warplanes for Ukraine ‘could lead to killing fields in Europe’.

The potential of the war crossing borders.

March 14 2022

Ireland must use active neutrality to promote peace in Ukraine.

War is being over-simplified as a clash between good and evil. Neutrality for Ukraine would have and should have prevented this conflict – at a time when there is a call in the Republic of ireland for the country to renounce its neutral status.

March 14 2022

Putin’s nuclear threat and Britain’s nuclear posture – not so different?

Nuclear arms have always been seen as useable weapons for fighting ‘limited’ nuclear wars by NATO as a whole, and by the UK and France, and Russia’s nuclear plans are likely to be similar.

March 15 2022

Waltzing toward Armageddon with the merchants of death.

The US never wanted to see a challenge to its world hegemony.

March 15 2022

Expanding NATO while welcoming oligarchs – how the UK misread Putin.

Senior Western officials long warned of Russia’s sensitivities towards Ukraine and made verbal promises not to expand NATO. But the UK ignored those warnings while indulging Putin’s ‘gangster capitalism’.

March 16 2022

The politics of the Russo-Ukrainian War: international scholars weigh in.

Various views on the conflict so far.

March 16 2022

The root problem is war not Putin

March 16 2022

NATO and the road not taken.

Condemning Putin’s war must go hand in hand with imagining a more just security order.

March 16 2022

Covering war without prejudice.

Ukrainians deserve our compassion. So do victims of war everywhere else.

March 17 2022

Under Putin, MI6-linked BP extracted Russian oil worth £271 billion.

UK oil behemoth BP built an empire in Russia during Vladimir Putin’s rule, with the help of the British establishment, especially prime minister Tony Blair. The year after the Salisbury poisonings, Putin told BP: ‘We regard you as a reliable strategic partner.’

March 17 2022

NATO is not a defensive alliance.

March 17 2022

Cracking down on Russian oligarchs means cracking down on U.S. tax havens.

March 17 2022

Peace banners Red Star Belgrade v Glasgow Rangers

Peace banners Red Star Belgrade v Glasgow Rangers

March 17 2022

US would be on firmer ground declaring Putin a war criminal if George W. Bush had been tried.

March 18 2022

The Petrodollar collapse IS HERE!

March 19 2022

The Holodomor: A Ukrainian Fascist Lie

March 19 2022

Russia’s war on Ukraine has already changed the world.

March 20 2022

Ukraine war threatens to cause a global food crisis.

The war in Ukraine has delivered a shock to global energy markets. Now the planet is facing a deeper crisis: a shortage of food. An example of ‘unintended consequences’ of the knee jerk reaction of the capitalist ‘west’ by the imposition of sanction on Russia (and Belarus). As is always the case the poorest in the world will suffer first – and the most.

March 21 2022

Ukraine updates and Scott Ritter on Russian military strategy and progress.

Is the Russian advance ‘stalled’ (as western propaganda would have us believe) or are they misrepresenting (and therefore mis-analysing) Putin’s aims? The video is long (2 hours plus) but could be useful.

March 21 2022

‘Russia and China, together at lLast’”: Historian Al McCoy predicts Ukraine war to birth new world order.

March 22 2022

U.S. lied about funding ‘dangerous pathogen’ research in secret Ukrainian biolabs, newly leaked documents reveal.

March 22 2022

Ukraine latest: More shortages; Misunderstanding Russian strategy?

March 22 2022

Ukraine war: ‘Fantastic opportunity’ for British far-right fighters.

A woman whose father was murdered in Birmingham by a Ukrainian terrorist says it’s ‘concerning’ a neo-Nazi militia has received UK weapons for the war against Russia.

March 22 2022

Putin’s bombers could devastate Ukraine but he’s holding back.

March 23 2022

Michael Hudson discusses Russia sanctions blowback on the renegade, for the transcript.

March 23 2022

Russia sanctions collateral damage: diesel shortage risk worsening, EV batteries.

March 23 2022

War crimes and the lie of American [and the other European imperialists’] innocence.

Our hypocrisy on war crimes makes a rules-based world, one that abides by international law, impossible.

March 23 2022

Ukraine: how boycotting everything Russian – and blaming Russian society rather than Putin – is xenophobic.

March 23 2022

CNN vs. Ukrainians in Mariupol – what’s the TRUTH? An issue about ‘body shields’. (The first 3.44 of the video concerns the Ukraine, the second half refers to the US made disaster in Afghanistan.)

March 24 2022

Russia counter-sanctions ‘Unfriendly Nations’ by requiring gas payments in roubles; Dallas Fed predicts 2022 global recession if Russian energy supply remains restricted.

March 24 2022

Pentagon drops truth bombs to stave off war with Russia.

March 25 2022

Some additional comments on the Russian Counter-Sanction of requiring gas payments in roubles.

March 25 2022

Sanctions Madness!

The law of unintended consequences is in play – and in a very big way. The west’s attempt to seriously damage the Russian economy through sanctions is very risky and dangerous. Those most enthusiastic to sanction are beginning to understand the same sanctions will hurt their own economies and citizens.

March 25 2022

‘Western media will not report on humanitarian aid provided by Russia‘.

March 27 2022

Biden confirms why the US needed this war.

March 27 2022

What the Left’s critics ignore about military solutions to Ukraine.

March 28 2022

Nazi commanders failed to escape from Mariupol, as Russian and DPR advance accelerated – a number of videos from the Russian side in Mariupol. [These videos have been removed.]

March 29 2022

US-Mexico relations hit new low over Russia-Ukraine conflict.

‘I have here (indicating lapels on his jacket) the flags of Mexico, the United States and Ukraine. The Russian ambassador was here yesterday making a lot of noise about how Mexico and Russia are so close. This, sorry, can never happen. It can never happen.’ US Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar.

March 29 2022

NATO-Russia proxy war, revealing signs of a fading America.

March 29 2022

What is ‘unbelievable’ violence?

March 29 2022

Primer on maneuver war, Russian style.

March 30 2022

‘Dollar hegemony ended last Wednesday’.

March 30 2022

The Ukraine war and the looming food crisis in the Middle East.

March 31 2022

The IMF connection with the Ukraine crisis.

April 2 2022

Battle for Donbass looms, German industry warns gas cut off, China and India hold firm on Russia.

April 2 2022

‘Is it possible to actually know what has been and is going on in Ukraine?

March 31 2022

How does the Global South see Ukraine crisis?

April 3 2022

Behind the battlefield: The persistent shadow of the United States.

April 4 2022

Russia’s war with Ukraine: five reasons why many African countries choose to be ‘neutral’.

April 4 2022

Delusions and United States foreign policy: fantasies continue.

April 5 2022

Proof: Zelensky REJECTED peace with Russia.

April 6 2022

Supporting Militarism will not bring justice, only death.

April 6 2022

Joe Biden’s democracy gaffe.

April 6 2022

Those in the Middle East know the kind of destruction seen in Ukraine all too well – the West was the perpetrator.

April 7 2022

More weapons = More danger: Why the militarisation of Ukraine is a threat to us all.

April 7 2022

The Dollar devours the Euro.

April 7 2022

Whitewashing Nazis doesn’t help Ukraine.

April 7 2022

From Korea to Libya: on the future of Ukraine and NATO’s neverending wars.

April 8 2022

Plots and counter-plots: Western skulduggery to realign Central Asia.

[Slightly out of date due to subsequent events – but useful and interesting nonetheless.]

April 8 2022

Why Ukraine? It’s a geopolitical war.

April 9 2022

Is the US hindering much-needed diplomatic efforts?

April 9 2022

What is the EU for? Apart from supporting NATO (and the US imperialist puppeteer). Also where is the anti-war movement worldwide?

April 9 2022

Why can’t Ukraine decide its own future?

April 12 2022

America keeps eyepoking India and China for failing to fall into line on Russia; arrogance looking more and more like impotence.

April 12 2022

French journalists reached Mariupol to interview local civilians – war crimes by Azov confirmed. [Link removed as it did not fir into the US/UK/EU/NATO narrative.]

April 13 2022

Why not joint war crimes trials?

April 14 2022

Ukraine is smashed – this is how it will be repaired.

April 14 2022

UK plan to ship asylum seekers to Rwanda is cruelty itself – the ‘deserving’ refugees and the ‘undeserving’.

April 14 2022

The role of capitalism in the war in Ukraine.

April 14 2022

From Mosul to Raqqa to Mariupol, killing civilians is a crime.

April 14 2022

Chemical weapons, here, there, everywhere.

April 14 2022

The Azov battalion’s tactics in Mariupol.

April 14 2022

Twitter Re-ban of Scott Ritter, Kafkaesque support of impersonator, is all about anti-Russia propaganda.

April 14 2022

Truth Lost in the Muck – the non-existence of ‘impartial reporting’.

April 15 2022

Reflections on Ukraine and the broke-brain ‘Left’.

April 15 2022

How the ‘west’ is perpetuating the war – list of materials (both lethal and not) sent to the Ukraine.

April 17 2022

Kiev rejects Russia demand for Mariupol’s surrender, Russia makes claims on size of Ukrainian losses.

April 17 2022

‘One less traitor’: Zelensky oversees campaign of assassination, kidnapping and torture of political opposition.

April 18 2022

How Pentagon contractors are cashing in on the Ukraine Crisis.

April 19 2022

Chechens and Russian Army Battle Azov Brigade and Ukrainian Army on Mariupol frontline. Note the level of destruction of the infrastructure.

April 19 2022

Russian troops ‘Storming Azovstal’ as Ukraine says Russia has begun Phase 2 Donbass offensive. And will the Ukrainians run out of weapons from their donors due to their irresponsible use of what they get from the ‘west’.

April 21 2022

Russia’s campaign in Ukraine and the West’s response: the end of the beginning?

April 21 2022

The UK is dragging the US into WWIII in Ukraine. [Note the reference to the Observer Editorial at about 8 minutes and the trade union supported pro-war demonstration in London the weekend of 16/17th April. Also, at the end, how US arms manufacturers are planning for a ‘protracted war’.]

April 22 2022

The US sending more arms and money to Ukraine, unaudited and without thinking where they will end up. [It’s embarrassing to provide so many links to Fox News but their anti-Democratic party bias means they are providing anti- American ‘propaganda’.]

April 22 2022

The war in Ukraine must be stopped by negotiations, not by more weapons – and the role of NATO and the USA in destabilising the situation in Ukraine.

April 23 2022

UK’s Johnson admits ‘Russia may win in Ukraine’, EU capitulates and agrees to gas for roubles.

April 24 2022

With us or with them? In a New Cold War, how about neither.

April 25 2022

The British Buffoon (Prime Minister Johnson) accepts the inevitability of Russian victory.

April 26 2022

US Secretary of Defense admits the real strategic goal in Ukraine: Quagmire for Russia.

April 26 2022

US prolonging the inevitable.

April 27 2022

Now, let us talk peace.

April 27 2022

Russia stops exporting gas to Poland & Bulgaria – and indications of a divided Europe when it comes to sanctions against Russia.

April 28 2022

The backstory of NATO, Ukraine and Putin’s fears.

April 28 2022

The civilian deaths you haven’t heard about.

April 29 2022

The new turn in Ukraine: Putin’s war becomes Biden’s war.

April 29 2022

The ‘West’ at war with Russia; in the Ukrainian war with Russia the Ukrainians are the least important; Europe takes the hit for US sanctions from Soviet Union times to present day Russian Federation.

April 30 2022

Ukraine Warheads.

April 30 2022

Effects of US/EU sanction on the US/EU.

May 1 2022

The cover-up in Ukraine is getting worse.

May 1 2022

The Maidan Massacre in Ukraine: Revelations from Trials and Investigation. [Link to an abstract – and the full document – of a paper written in November 2021.]

May 2 2022

How Ukraine’s ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ legendary pilot was born.

May 2 2022

Ukrainian propaganda – the ‘Ghost of Kiev’; civilians in Azovstal; a NATO officer in Azovstal; the question of body counts; EU splits on energy sanctions.

May 2 2022

Eva Bartlett in Ukraine. How western media works and tells you a story that doesn’t exist.

May 2 2022

Truss calls for ‘global NATO; the West’s ‘creation’ of Russian strategy; every NATO escalation makes life worse for Ukrainians.

May 3 2022

Claims that Ukraine is set for victory on the ground are Kiev and Washington’s wishful thinking at best – Scott Ritter.

May 4 2022

Prolonging the war to weaken Russia might be a dangerous fallacy; a ‘delusional’ EU when it comes to increased sanctions against Russia.

May 5 2022

Colonel Douglas Macgregor; Serious concern about US involvement in Ukraine Russia conflict. It’s embarrassing to be providing links to someone who is a died in the wool conservative Reganite/Trumpite however his arguments against the war in Ukraine are still valid – ignoring that some of his reasons for opposing the war is that it is being carried out by a Democratic administration. It’s also necessary to ignore some of the contradictions of some his statements towards the end – as his eulogy about Trump being a ‘nice guy’. Even though this was originally aired on 5th April 2022 the arguments he uses are still valid five weeks later. [Only made aware of this video in recent days.]

May 6 2022

Vietnam veteran Colonel Richard Black talks about Syria, danger of mission creep in Ukraine and the global corporate media. This is another contribution by a committed conservative American. In the first part he deals with Syria and then from about minute 30 starts to address the situation in Ukraine. Again, like the other retired US soldier above, there are contradictions in their statements when they try to put all the evils on the Democrats (after all it was GW – a Republican who started the ‘war on terror’ and the consequent invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya) he does make some interesting points – especially about supposed Russian ‘war crimes’. This was first posted on 26th April 2022 but is another video which we only became aware of in recent days.

May 6 2022

Latin American leaders speak out against NATO role in Russia-Ukraine War.

May 6 2022

Poll reveals Austrians’ stance on joining NATO – some 75% of respondents oppose the idea of their country joining the US-led military bloc.

May 6 2022

No proxy war: Stop the dying.

May 7 2022

Did UN Secretary-General Guterres commit a war crime at Azovstal?

May 7 2022

Lula da Silva wants to say bye, bye dollar – and the end of the petrodollar, all hastened by the US sanctions against Russia.

May 8 2022

Going against orders in Mariupol.

May 9 2022

Victory Day Celebrations in Ukrainian cities under Russian control. [Link doesn’t work for some reason.]

May 10 2022

UK orders Zelensky to stop peace negotiations with Russia.

May 11 2022

Record high diesel prices will ripple across the economy [of the USA – but there’s no reason to believe it won’t be replicated in other countries].

May 11 2022

Russia-Ukraine conflict to fuel food crisis in Africa.

May 11 2022

Ukraine suffers more Donbass losses, reduces gas supply to EU, omissions from the British media, Italian Prime Minister Draghi tells Biden a diplomatic solution needed.

May 12 2022

Michael Hudson on decline of dollar, sanctions war, imperialism and financial parasitism.

May 12 2022

New York Times, defense intelligence agency go wobbly on Ukraine prospects as militias and Russia continues to grind down opposition in Donbass.

May 12 2022

Russia announces initial retaliatory sanctions targets; waiting for the other shoe to drop [trans. to wait for an expected and inevitable event to occur].

May 12 2022

America and its allies want to bleed Russia. They really shouldn’t.

May 12 2022

Russia advances on Ukraine troops trapped in Severodonetsk; Finland (and Sweden) rush to join NATO; accuracy of UK analysis of the war and particular events; economic situation in the ‘west’.

May 13 2022

Washington faces ultimate snub, as Latin American heads of state threaten to boycott Summit of Americas.

May 13 2022

More oil from US strategic petroleum reserve heads to Europe.

May 13 2022

Putin’s gas-for-rubles bet works; ten more European buyers open ruble accounts for payments.

May 14 2022

Ukraine pleads for release of Azovstal fighters; what happened at the Siversky Donets river crossing; Scholz and Austin ask for ceasefire – which Putin refuses.

May 14 2022

A manufactured crisis in Ukraine is victimizing the world’s peoples.

May 15 2022

Rand Paul blocks $40 billion Ukraine Funding Bill – right-wing, racist senator shows up the failings of the so-called ‘left’ Democrats in the USA.

May 15 2022

EU ‘to accept’ gas for roubles; the world food crisis being made worse by sanctions against Russia; West ramps up military support for Ukraine.

May 16 2022

Ukraine offensive stalls in Izyum; wounded Ukrainian troops leave Azovstal; Erdogan sets NATO price.

May 16 2022

UK soldiers in Azovstal; EU Gas-for-EUROS lie; Romania Eurovision vote rigged.

May 16 2022

Saudis play hard to get as Europe seeks alternative for Russian oil – Gulf states could step in and increase petroleum production as the war wages in Ukraine, but OPEC politics and strained U.S. relations are proving to be major obstacles.

May 16 2022

Anti-NATO demonstration breaks out near Turkish air base.

May 16 2022

President Zelensky bans opposition parties in Ukraine. [This news came out around March 21 2022, but we have only just become aware of it. Don’t you admire the manner in which the ‘Western’ media report such important policy moves – when the war (and the rationale for the support from the imperialist countries) is predicated on the defence of ‘democracy’.]

May 17 2022

Congress approves 40 billion dollar Ukraine War Bill.

May 17 2022

Ukraine, an anti-war dilemma.

‘I find it strange that today that the public seems vastly more engaged in a war its country is not officially fighting than in the ones we did fight over the past two decades.’

May 18 2022

Azovstal surrender continues; Russia Donbass offensive intensifies; Erdogan blocks Finland and Sweden.

May 19 2022

Biden’s empty quiver.

May 19 2022

The perverse calls for more Russian aggression in the face of its methodical operation in Ukraine.

May 19 2022

Where are the billions of dollars from the US (to the Ukraine) actually destined?; EU panics to prevent Ukraine bankruptcy; Yelensky crowd funds; former UK spy says Putin ill.

May 19 2022

Chechen leader speaks on Russian invasion of Ukraine.

May 19 2022

NATO bombing of Libya ‘exceeded UN mandate’.

May 20 2022

Michael Hudson on the ongoing economic war.

May 20 2022

Military summary and analysis as of May 20th.

May 20 2022

TV war ‘experts’ revealed as paid shills (stooges) for weapons manufacturers.

May 20 2022

U2’s Bono performs pro-war propaganda in Ukraine subway station.

May 23 2022

War crimes trial of Russian soldier was perfectly legal – but that doesn’t make it wise.

May 23 2022

UK backs Lithuania’s plan to lift Russian blockade of Ukraine grain – but this report lacks the Russian response which was;

Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov agreed with Guterres’ concerns on Monday, saying ‘that is true,’while insisting Russia was ‘not the source of the problem which is causing the threat of world hunger. The sources of this problem are those who imposed sanctions, and the sanctions themselves.’

He said Ukrainian forces have planted naval mines in the Black Sea, making shipping in the area ‘virtually impossible’.

According to Peskov, Kiev could also use rail routes to export its grain. Poland sends trains with weapons to Ukraine, and ‘no one prevents them from exporting grain back on the same trains’, he said.

May 24 2022

Serbia resists US-led bullying.

May 24 2022

UK media says Russia ‘close to major victory’ in Donbass; Western unity crumbles in Davos.

May 24 2022

Military summary and analysis.

May 24 2022

The greatest casualty of the Ukraine War could be planet Earth itself.

May 24 2022

The Fall of the Azov. (Recorded on 16th May 2022.)

May 25 2022

Ukraine blocking it’s own ports by it’s own mines; Kissenger considers the war lost by Ukraine.

May 26 2022

The EU needs more than $1 trillion for plan to ditch Russian oil and gas.

May 26 2022

The Lysychansk encirclement – and the puppet Zelensky, following US imperialism’s orders.

May 26 2022

British defence minister says UK arms industry is benefiting from Ukraine war.

May 26 2022

Hungary decides to tax big multi-national companies and plays chess with the EU; Arestovich, a Zelensky ‘advisor’ tells those who suggests an end to the war to f*** themselves; Poand is running out of tanks; the Ukrainian flag displayed upside-down in Washington.

May 26 2022

The major weapons makers cash in worldwide, not just in Ukraine.

May 26 2022

The danger of underestimating Russia.

May 26 2022

Corpses and debris at site of Azov’s failed bid to break siege.

May 27 2022

The rise of NATO in Africa.

May 27 2022

Bernie Sanders and the so-called ‘socialist’ Squad surrender to the war machine’s Ukraine scam, and the redundancy of the US social-democratic ‘left’.

27 May 2022

How Hillary Clinton personally oversaw one of ‘Russiagate’s’ biggest fakes.

May 28 2022

NATO, A memoir.

May 29 2022

Hans-Georg Maassen, who once headed Germany’s domestic intelligence service, has spoken out against arms deliveries to Ukraine.

May 29 2022

George Galloway, especially from the six minute point when he talks about the Ukraine and the Right to Protect (RTP) – the invention of Clinton and Blair in relation to Yugoslavia – and the failure of economic sanctions against Russia.

29 May 2022

Hunger games: how the world’s farmers have become collateral victims of sanctions against Russia.

30 May 2022

It’s not just Putin – UK ministers are also complicit in war crimes, in Yemen.

31 May 2022

EU continues to try to hurt Russia by shooting itself in the foot.

1 June 2022

Europe braces for stagflation after EU bans, at least officially, two-thirds of Russian oil.

1 June 2022

The war in Ukraine may be impossible to stop. And the US deserves much of the blame.

1 June 2022

Sanctions now weapons of mass starvation.

1 June 2022

German army doesn’t have weapons promised to Ukraine – official.

2 June 2022

War as terrorism: conflicts we can’t win, suffering we don’t see.

2 June 2022

There is no army in the west that will save the day.

2 June 2022

Brazilian front-runner [Lula] slams US billions for Ukraine.

2 June 2022

US faces economic ‘hurricane’ – JP Morgan.

2 June 2022

EU members clash over Waffen-SS memorial.

3 June 2022

Global food crisis a result of policy mistakes by US and EU.

3 June 2022

The coming global fracture as economic orders clash.

3 June 2022

Belarus offers to help US with baby formula.

3 June 2022

The war situation has developed not necessarily to Ukraine’s or the West’s advantage but they plan to negotiate when they’ve turned things around a bit.

4 June 2022

Russia inflicts heavy losses on Ukraine; western weapon supplies not forthcoming; crisis in Estonia and other European governments; ‘West’ in private discussions for face saving off-ramp.

5 June 2022

Did new Ambassador Bridget Brink undermine President Biden’s Ukraine rockets policy her first day on the job?

6 June 2022

Is US/NATO (with WEF Help) pushing for a Global South famine?

6 June 2022

The US has no endgame in Ukraine.

6 June 2022

Ukraine admits failure of Severodonetsk counter-attack, Putin slams West’s economic policies.

7 June 2022

Italy Secret Services attack on Ukraine war sceptics backfires: Corriere della Sera publication of ‘filoputiniani’ list called McCarthyism.

7 June 2022

US leads sanctions killing millions to no end.

8 June 2022

Why Saudi Arabia isn’t giving up on its Russian oil alliance.

8 June 2022

Military collapse in north Donbass; Turkey & Russia move closer together as EU crumbles.

09 June 2022

New York Times – Biden has no idea what Yelensky is doing, Jeanette Yellen suggest bizarre ‘price cap on oil’, Lavrov says de-mine Odessa to allow grain exports.

10 June 2022

Reuters ignores swastika tattoo of Ukrainian ‘local’. [rt.com link. If in Britain use TOR browser.]

10 June 2022

As U.S. Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) expands in Europe, a hidden threat grows.

10 June 2022

Western intelligence admits Ukraine outgunned, suffering heavy losses and desertions; Zelensky throwing away Ukrainian lives; rouble strengthens; and the ‘west’ has failed in its aim of crippling Russia economically.

11 June 2022

Ukraine admits losing ‘artillery war’ and therefore the war itself.

13 June 2022

Russia’s rouble is now stronger than before the war – western sanctions are partly to blame. [A view from a pro-West perspective that ends with the ‘hope’ the sanctions might have some impact upon the Russian people, e.g., they will ‘suffer’ by the poor not being able to buy a McDonald’s or the rich not being able to spend their ill-gotten gains on Gucci handbags.]

13 June 2022

Would a price cap on Russian oil help curb its revenue?

14 June 2022

The TRUTH just leaked out in Ukraine and it’s worse than we thought – billions of dollars being sent to (who?) in Ukraine surreptitiously.

16 June 2022

Railroads, logistics and war, US versus Russian style.

16 June 2022

Gazprom reduces gas flows to Italy – and how sanctions against Russia are rebounding on the EU.

16 June 2022

In Ukraine, diplomacy has been ruled out.

17 June 2022

Noam Chomsky: Ukraine is a diplomacy No-Go Zone. [The introduction which mentions what Chomsky doesn’t say or stress is also worth the read. Is Chomsky getting more cautious in his old age? Also listen to the short video link and the ‘bullying’ United States.]

17 June 2022

EU leaders empty handed in Kiev; gas crisis deepens in Europe; Putin and Xi reaffirm partnership.

19 June 2022

Fresh from banning more opposition parties, Ukraine’s Zelensky takes it upon himself to shill for war with China over Taiwan.

20 June 2022

Ukraine restricts Russian culture; EU blocks rail to Kaliningrad; Russia continues Donbass offensive.

20 June 2022

Military summary and analysis – and the fate of Lysychans’k.

22 June 2022

The French supplying sophisticated weapons to the Russians.

22 June 2022

Drone footage of Azot chemical plant battle.

22 June 2022

Military summary and analysis. Ukrainian soldiers refusing to go to the front line?

23 June 2022

Lithuania’s step too far — blockade of Kaliningrad draws no support from US, UK, EU, NATO, as Russia prepares ‘practical steps’, ‘no diplomacy’.

23 June 2022

Disaster! Russian breakthrough at Vrubivka – the military situation.

23 June 2022

Why no debate allowed on Ukraine in the land of the ‘Free’ ?

24 June 2022

‘The Russians are our friends’: The civilians refusing to evacuate Ukraine’s Lysychansk – France 24 television station.

26 June 2022

Finnair is nearly broke after ban from Russian skies.

27 June 2022

Military summary and analysis. According to Dima unintegrated Ukrainian air defenses shooting each other down.

27 June 2022

‘G7 aims to hurt Russia with price cap on oil exports’

27 June 2022

Russia can’t trust the West anymore.

30 June 2022

Russia advances on Lysychansk, G7 dreams of Russian oil price cap, Lithuania vetoes EU on Kaliningrad.

July 1 2022

Why I’m against NATO – protesters state why they were on a demonstration against NATO in Madrid

July 4 2022

Russian advances in Donbass towards Siversk; Western leaders ‘delusional’; economic crisis deepen in Germany and Japan.

July 4 2022

Military summary and analysis – Russia preparing for step by step mobilisation.

July 4 2022

Ukraine has collapsed, it’s a failed state. Colonel McGregor

July 6 2022

What happened to Ukrainian children in care who fled to Poland?

11 July 2022 (originally broadcast 14th June 2022)

The war in Ukraine: how will it end?

11 July 2022 (originally broadcast about 22nd June 2022)

Maria Zakharova gives a history lesson to CNN correspondent

11 July 2022

Military situation and analysis

11 July 2022

25-year-old girl without any experience appointed Deputy Minister of European Integration in Ukraine. [Original link was deleted.]

13 July 2022

As US funnels money and arms to Ukraine, independent media faces pressure to parrot official narrative

14 July 2022

Germany criminalizes journalist for reporting on Ukrainian war crimes

14 July 2022

Russian advances continue while Ukraine warrior Biden after Taiwan China stoking up now hopes for an Israel Iraq bash.

15 July 2022

Jeffrey Sachs on ending the Russia-Ukraine War

16 July 2022

Military summary and analysis – with heavy Ukrainian looses reported.

17 July 2022

The stupidity of the USA ruling class knows no bounds. Comments about a recent Public Service Announcement produced by the New York City local government – How to survive a nuclear attack.

17 July 2022

A long (2hours and 15 minute) ‘roundtable’ debate which introduces many interesting ideas in relation to the debacle the so-called ‘west’ has got itself into surrounding the Special Military Operation in Ukraine. What will Russia do after winning the war; how the world order will change; the collapse of Europe as an entity; the threat of a nuclear war; the consequences of ‘globalisation’ and the consequent de-industrialisation of the previously most dominant capitalist societies; amongst other topics discussed. Well worth the time needed to listen to all of it.

17 July 2022

Did the West fall into a Russian trap?

18 July 2018

Russia’s campaign in Ukraine: an inflection point?

18 July 2022

Mick Wallace in the European Parliament (5th July 2022) There are voices in the EU against the warmongers but they are only allowed to speak when the building is empty. That’s bourgeois democracy for you.

19 July 2022

Sanctions cause global DeDollarization and don’t work. (19th July 2022) An interesting approach to the issue but still made by Americans – who are so American-centric and don’t see the issue as crucial to the existence of capitalism.

19 July 2022

Vladimir Putin answered media questions

Detailed account by Putin of the problems of gas supply to Europe in press conference following Iran visit.

20 July 2022

Tulsi Gabbard blasts political leaders for considering nuclear attack on Russia

And this is on Fox News with Tucker Carson, considered one of the biggest righti-wng aresholes in the world. The world is truly going to Hell in a handcart.

20 July 2022

While workers defend the country, parliament turns against them

20 July 2022

Europe does a complete u-turn on African oil and gas

21 July 2022

CIA chief says no intelligence that Putin is in bad health

Although the sae BBC was peddling such ‘speculation’ a few months ago.

22 July 2022

South American trade bloc Mercosur snubs Ukrainian President Zelensky.

23 July 2022

De-dollarisation in full swing.

23 July 2022

Putin’s gas war divides Europe

24 July 2022 (but first broadcast in May 2022)

A debt storm is coming

24 July 2022

National Public Radio in the US turns against Ukraine

24 July 2022

Ukraine Kherson attack fails; EU retreats on Russia food and oil exports; Ukraine accepts Putin’s demands.

25 July 2022

Some implications of the UN’s Ukraine grain and Russia fertilizer/food agreements

26 July 2022 (first published 27th January 2021)

Nazi collaborator monuments in Ukraine.

26 July 2022

The end of cheap Russian gas: turning the lights out in Europe

26 July 2022

More and more people get put on Zelensky’s ‘blacklist’ throughout the world.

27 July 2022

Russia cuts gas supply to Europe.

27 July 2022

An old score finally settled.

27 July 2022

IMF: Russian economy doing better than expected.

27 July 2022

Russia-Ukraine conflict: the propaganda war

28 July 2022

The Russia-China axis – delays in the delivery of Russian weapons to India.

28 July 2022

The missile attack on the port of Odessa (from minute 30 on the radio broadcast) together with update on Skripal affair.

28 July 2022

Ukraine hopes to retake territory as new weapons give the power to push back Russians. This article is included just to demonstrate how the ‘west’ is deluding itself about the war. This from a so-called ‘academic’.

28 July 2022

The gang that can’t shoot straight: western leaders bungle Russia gas supply, barmy oil price cap and appear unable even to line up meetings.

29 July 2022

Zelensky poses for Vogue as Ukraine loses towns to Russia. Romanticising the war and losing the plot.

29 July 2022

European nations abandon Germany

29 July 2022

Russia break through Ukraine Donetsk fortifications, western media and government focus on Kherson, US Navy Carrier to Taiwan.

29 July 2022

Colonel Douglas Macgregor – Ukraine Russia latest.

29 July 2022

Zelensky ‘not all he’s portrayed as’ by Western media.

29 July 2022

American Diplomacy as a tragic drama.

29 July 2022

The West can’t stop pillaging other countries’ bank accounts.

31 July 2022

Russian offensive continues in Donbass, Ukraine risks inflation crisis, Blinken talks to Lavrov, Pelosi defies China and flies to Taiwan.

4 August 2022

Russian operations in Ukraine – with contributions from Mark Sleboda

5 August 2022 (originally broadcast 7 July 2022)

NATO wanted war – Senator Black (Yet again another Reaganite talks sense about NATO and the Ukraine.)

6 August 2022

Russia advances into Bakhmut, lynchpin of Ukraine defence, Putin and Erdogan forge economic alliance – especially pertinent to British readers is the part of the broadcast which discusses the possible complicity of the British Government/Army in providing inadequate training to Ukrainian conscripts. If what is reported is actually the case then they are complicit in the murder of these conscripts in cynically using them in their propaganda war against Russia.

7 August 2022

What will be the aftermath of the Ukraine war if Russia is defeated, Sir Richard Barrons (former Commander of Joint Forces Command). You would have thought that someone in his position would make statements based on facts and not on wishful thinking. But then he’s british so you shouldn’t really expect any different.

8 August 2022

Russia starts storming of key Donbass town of Bakhmut, Zelensky admits Ukraine suffering heavy losses, Financial Times says West ‘concerned’ about Turkey realigning with Russia.

9th August 2022

Colonel Douglas Macgregor – Will Biden stumble into a new World War?

10 August 2022

UK admits Russian advance on Bakhmut; prospects for Ukraine’s Kherson Offensive fade.

11 August 2022

Retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson on Ukraine, Taiwan, Palestine and the state of the US Empire.

11 August 2022

The EU’s plan for Ukraine hydrogen exports is colonialist greenwash. And people still think the EU is a ‘good thing’?!

11 August 2022

Russia tightens grip on Bakhmut, Ukraine ponders withdrawal from Siversk, EU argues ban on Russians.

12 August 2022

World on edge: Russia vs Ukraine, Nuclear plant shelled ’10 times’. (Only the beginning relates to the Ukraine – but the other topics are also interesting.

12 August 2022

Russia advances deeper into Bakhmut; China’s Xi goes to Saudi Arabia, discussing alternatives to the US dollar.

12 August 2022

How Britain fuelled Ukraine’s war machine and invited direct conflict with Russia.

13 August 2022

Ukraine destroys Russian supply bridges, one-fifth of ground forces – according to the Ukrainians, but not verified by any independent witness. A similar report, at least concerning the bridges, was reported on the BBC website on the same day. However, within hours the article became unavailable (at least I can’t find it) so the BBC can claim deniability, but the ‘damage’ – i.e., ‘fake news’ – had been done. And the level of Russian ‘casualties’ is nothing less than a pipe dream.

13 August 2022

Ukrainians fleeing to Russian-held territory in droves.

14 August 2022

Zelensky warns Russian soldiers at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Admits it’s Ukraine shelling the plant – but tomorrow will blame the shelling on the Russians.

14 August 2022

Military summary and analysis.

14 August 2022

A (in service now in the US) marine’s assessment of Russia’s military ‘operation’ in Ukraine (a ‘Profound appreciation of all three realms in which wars are waged’).

14 August 2022

Russia steam rolls through more of Donbass, MSM losing hope of Ukraine Kherson Counter Offensive.

15 August 2022 (first broadcast on 9th July 2022)

‘This is a war of propaganda’: John Pilger on Ukraine and Assange.

15 August 2022

Ukraine hits Russian Wagner mercenary HQ in east

15 August 2022

Russia chases off UK spy plane. An interceptor was sent to escort a British RC-135 that violated airspace near Murmansk in western Russia.

15 August 2022

Lunatic UK sends spy plane to Murmansk, Russia; Ukraine to be landlocked; Zylensky ‘might not be God’; Rumanian Central Bank hire’s a ‘fortune teller’; EU continues to live in La La Land; action of the US ‘Deep State’.

15 August 2022

Russia further advances in Donbass, encircles Kharkov, Kissinger warns US of geopolitical debacle.

Simon Tisdall, The Observer, 14th August 2022. [The full article referenced in the above podcast.]

15 August 2022

Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations. [Although some doubts have been expressed if this is as significant as it first seems.]

16 August 2022

Russia blames sabotage for new Crimea blasts

16 August 2022

Russia confirms Crimea sabotage, Putin Security Meeting; economists warn inflation crisis in Ukraine.

16 August 2022

Ukraine issues new ban on Russian language. [No coverage in ‘western’ media. But also something that has been going on since 2016.]

16 August 2022

Even a ‘limited’ nuclear war would starve millions.

16 August 2022

Ignoring Ukraine setbacks, Putin boasts of Russian weapons prowess. What is ignored here is that western ‘modern’ weapons are so fragile, due to their over-use of vulnerable technology, that they need much more maintenance than what Russia produces.

16 August 2022

Putin’s address to participants and guests of the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security

16 August 2022

A multipolar Expo shows unipolar wreckage.

16 August 2022

The Ukrainian Boondoggle as a Black Hole – only 30%-40% of US weapons get to the front line.

17 August 2022

Russia preparing major ground offensive in Ukraine. Part 1

Putin, Shoigu pitch Russia as main opponent of Globalisation. Part 2

17 August 2022

Russia’s troops ‘burning school textbooks and torturing teachers in Ukraine’. [As opposed to the story for 16 August above, lots of coverage in the ‘western’ media.]

18 August 2022

Russia urges international inspection of shelled nuclear site.

The last two paragraphs are particularly interesting;

Kiev denies carrying out the strikes and claims that Russian troops are shelling the plant to discredit Ukraine. It also accused Russia of stationing its military forces at the Zaporozhye plant. [This when ‘Kiev’ has used the excuse for shelling the site because Russian troops are supposedly stationed there.]

The UN would neither confirm nor deny allegations by either side and called for a demilitarized zone around the nuclear facility. The US said that Russia had to cede control of the plant and the city of Energodar, where it’s located, to Ukraine, to prevent the risk of a nuclear disaster. [Which other war can you remember when the ‘wining’ side is supposed to just give up what it had taken just because an international organisation says so.]

18 August 2022

Russia pressures Ukraine on all fronts; West increasingly pessimistic on Kiev’s prospects; European economies go from bad to worse; Russian economy seems to be weathering the storm.

18 August 2022

Ukraine war veterans on how Kiev plundered US aid, wasted soldiers, endangered civilians, and lost the war.

19 August 2022

Night of explosions rocks Russian-held areas far from front – but the war in the Ukraine continues to be lost by the Ukrainians.

19 August 2022 (originally published 2 August 2022)

US Corporations own around 30% of Ukrainian arable land.

19 August 2022

Russia advances across Ukraine, Erdogan-Zelensky meeting damp squib, economic crises deepens in Germany, UK.

19 August 2022

By the numbers: Keeping track of the single largest arms transfer in US history.

20 August 2022

Russia big Donbass gains, Ukraine encirclement; West must deal with Russia over Ukraine and energy.

20 August 2022

Update on Russian special military operations in Ukraine, including a list of recent weapons destined for Ukraine from the US.

21 August 2022

Ukraine could abandon key labour principle as part of EU drive.

21 August 2022

Discussing Ukraine. Glenn Diesen interviews Scott Ritter and Alexander Mercouris

21 August 2022

Darya Dugina: Daughter of Putin ally killed in Moscow blast – and in less than a day Ukraine (denying any involvement) says it’s an internal power struggle in Moscow.

22 August 2022

Russia advance in Donbass, US weapon supplies to Kiev dwindle, Russia accuses Kiev of Dugina killing.

23 August 2022

Ukraine round-up: Russia blames Ukraine for Dugina killing and mass events banned in Kyiv.

A few examples of BBC-speak, from the text, where the journalists try to undermine the ‘opposition’ but at the same time don’t really provide any concrete proof for their own, pro-NATO stance.

‘Without providing any evidence’, but as much, if not more, than in the Skripal case in Salisbury.

‘a very minor figure in Russia’ – so that justifies the car bomb?

‘In the face of significant losses during this war, Russian authorities have launched a recruitment drive to try and attract more soldiers to its army.

As part of the drive, they are offering volunteers huge sums of money, plots of land and even premium places for their children in Russian schools.

Recruiters have even been visiting Russian prisons to sign up inmates, promising them freedom and money.’

There is no evidence of ‘significant losses’ and all other assertions are nothing more than that.

23 August 2022

Ukraine war in maps: Tracking the Russian invasion after six months.

Here the BBC report text contradicts the reality of the maps and the Kherson -counter-offensive’ consists of sending the occasional missile against a couple of bridges – which are still in operation after weeks of such attacks.

Think that’s about enough of referencing the BBC.

23 August 2022

Russia advances, approaching Nikolayev; in Syria War breakthrough as Erdogan eyes deal with Assad.

23 August 2022

Colonel Douglas Macgregor – car bomb in Moscow and reinforcing failure in Ukraine.

24 August 2022

Iran and Russia move to create a global natural gas cartel.

24 August 2022

Turkey positions itself as the middleman in ‘East-West’ conflict.

24 August 2022

Russia army 20km from Nikolaev; Ukraine forces pushed further back from Donetsk; Bakhmut encirclement.

24 August 2022

This is evidence of total COLLAPSE and they know it – with comments by Scott Ritter.

25 August 2022

Zaporizhzhia: World narrowly avoided radiation accident – Zelensky

This link to a BBC news article is included here because it asks more questions than it answers. The Russians occupied the site months ago and therefore there will be a few hundred troops there, basically on guard patrol. There is no evidence that there is any heavy artillery on site which the Russians are ‘hiding’ to be able to attack under cover of the facility – they don’t need to hide as they have overwhelming superiority in artillery. Unless there is a Catch-22 scenario (where Milio Minderbinder took a contract for the USAF to bomb its own airfield) then it is not the Russians who are attacking the nuclear site.

The Ukrainians have admitted attacking the site because, they say, they are aiming at the non-existent artillery – proof of the existence of which is not forthcoming even from their US allies with all their satellite capability. So it is the Ukrainians who are causing the fires.

And how does Zelensky know what is happening inside the plant? It’s under total Russian control and he is 350 miles away, safe in Kiev.

But the worse is that the BBC continues to publish such unfounded and baseless ‘information’ as part of the British Government’s dis-information, propaganda campaign.

25 August 2022

Russia advances in Donbass; UK’s Johnson tells Zelensky to continue the war; $3 Billion in weapons from the military/industrial complex.

26 August 2022

Russia tightens after Ukrainian counter-attacks fail; Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant disconnected from Ukraine grid.

27 August 2022

Did the FBI tell Facebook to censor Hunter Biden laptop story? The present US President’s son working for ‘the most corrupt country in Europe’. And he was so stupid he took his laptop, containing all kinds of sensitive information about his dealings in the Ukraine, to a repair shop – and then return to collect it.

27 August 2022

1 in 6 Americans can’t pay their energy bills! So it’s not just in Britain.

27 August 2022

Biden becomes third President in a row to bomb Syria. A reminder that Ukraine isn’t the only war in the world in 2022.

27 August 2022

Military summary and analysis.

27 August 2022

Russia grinds down Ukrainian forces in Donbass; finds counters to HIMARS; EU ‘running out of oil and gas’.

28 August 2022

Russia inflicting heavy losses on Ukraine, reportedly captured Kodema; economic crisis deepens in Europe.

28 August 2022

Putin is trapped and desperate. Will his friends in the west rescue him?

Another ‘mainstream’ British media article to demonstrate the dissemination of ‘fake’ news in the UK. Tilsdall’s pathological hatred of Putin blinds him to the reality of the moment, e.g., where is there evidence that Putin ‘is desperate’; where is the evidence of 80,000 Russian fatalities – except in the declarations of the almost certainly clinically insane Zelensky?

29 August 2022

Will Europe go down to defeat before Ukraine?

29 August 2022

Ukraine war: Kyiv launches counter-offensive to retake Kherson, say authorities. This has definitely come out of nowhere – if it is really an accurate report. Have they misunderstood the difference between a ‘counter-attack’ and a ‘counter-offensive’?

29 August 2022

CBS News exposes Ukraine weapons scam: ‘30% maybe reaches its final destination’. This documentary was then removed from CBS’s website – after pressure from the White House. Also, can you really fight a modern war with deliveries that come in a white van convoy? [The video was ‘partially’ removed.]

30 August 2022

Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. policy and ‘west’s false narrative’ stoking tensions with Russia and China.

30 August 2022

‘Kherson Offensive’ announced by western media. Regardless of its outcome, the fact that Ukraine is attempting to launch a counter-offensive in Kherson rather than the main front line in Donbass reveals deep, irreversible weaknesses that are and will continue to cost Ukraine the conflict.

The next three links take you to articles by so-called ‘academics’ who are backing up the western agenda in the Ukraine. They are included here as they demonstrate that even those who should know that they should base their assertions on identifiable facts they, instead, use the unproven and unverifiable statements from Kiev as gospel. Considering that present day students at university have to pay a fortune to go there they are not being served well by the teaching staff they are supposed to teach them. They will learn as much about international affairs from these ‘teachers’ as economic students learnt about avoiding economic crashes from lecturers post-2008.

They also continue to make assertions which are patently false – but which have become the ‘truth’ because they have been repeated so often. This includes the long repeated idea that it was the Russians who were ‘blockading’ Ukrainian ports. Ships couldn’t leave Ukrainian ports because the Ukrainians had placed mine fields in the approaches. Where, in history, has an attacking force placed mines before a port city they might, one day, want to attack?

Further, in the first article, it is true that the Russian navy hasn’t really played a significant role in the conflict so far. At the same time they haven’t needed to as land forces have been gradually taking control of more and more Ukrainian territory – at the tie of writing about 20% of the totla. But, if Snake Island is the lynchpin in Ukraine’s naval strategy it wouldn’t take too long for the Russian air force to pulverise it to such an extent it might not as well exist. The author of that article is a ‘Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Religion’. It shows when he comes to ‘discuss’ military matters.

This ‘academic’ also asserts that Russia is suffering on the international stage and food shortages are ‘eroding its soft power in the global south’. In place of less countries voting (in the likes of the UN) against Russia more of the countries in the ‘global south’ are turning their backs on the ‘west’.

This ‘professor’ also asserts that Russia’s Special Military Operation ‘stalls on land due to a badly planned campaign and the exhaustion of its military resources’. The Ukrainians, with the full backing and support of NATO, had 8 years to establish defences in the Donbass region, and the soldiers were ‘trained to NATO standard’. To reduce its own casualties Russia uses its overwhelming artillery and firepower to ‘soften’ up areas before advancing – that takes time. There is no evidence whatsoever of anywhere on the main front-line where the Ukranians have pushed the Russian advancing forces back.

There was a big fanfare at the start of the so-called ‘Kherson counter-offensive’ that 100 missiles had rained down on Kherson City. The Russians are firing 60,000 artillery rounds and missiles A DAY, everyday, in the Donbass region and there’s no sign of any shortage.

30 August 2022

The push to recover Kherson in the south is on – will it succeed?

31 August 2022

How Kyiv’s (Kiev’s) southern offensive will exploit Russia’s naval vulnerabilities.

31 August 2022

How Russia is using gas as a political tool to win support for the Ukraine war.

A few short comments. It was the ‘west’ that first ‘weaponised’ fossil fuel since the end of February 2022; in what war in the past has one side provided a vital resource to an ‘enemy’; the war in the Ukraine is a proxy war of the ‘west’ against Russia and why, therefore, do the countries of Europe act as victims when they have been sending weapons to ‘kill Russians’; would the countries of Europe be as magnanimous as the Russians have been if the openly racist and xenophobic declarations made by ‘western’ leaders had ben directed at them; and, perhaps more importantly, it is the ‘west’ which has been resisting ‘sitting around the negotiating table’ and, instead, has been fuelling the war with its continued arms shipments.

31 August 2022

Military summary and analysis.

31 August 2022

Russia claims massive Ukraine losses in Kherson; Europe in energy crisis turns to China for gas – which would have come from China; the Times of London declares ‘war is not a lost cause’.

01 September 2022 (first published 24 August 2022)

Lord Richard Dannatt says that President Zelensky should ‘start negotiating’ as ‘Russia is not going to lose’.

01 September 2022

International tourism hit as Russian travellers disappear – another example where the sanctions against Russia have resulted in the ‘west’ shooting itself in the foot.

01 September 2022

The CIA may be breeding Nazi Terror in Ukraine.

01 September 2022

Kherson offensive falls flat; was it a Russian trap? Did the Russians receive information of the attack before it took place?

01 September 2022

2019 RAND paper warned US of failure during Ukraine conflict – As far back as 2019, US Army-commissioned studies examined different means to provoke and antagonize Russia who they acknowledged sought to avoid conflict. However, they also warned that if Russia was pushed too far, it could trigger an escalation that would spiral out of Washington’s control. Today we are watching this conflict unfold. Just how accurate was the study’s predictions?

Extending Russia – competing from advantageous ground.

01 September 2022 (originally published 07 August 2022)

Why military aid in Ukraine may not always get to the front lines. [See link to video on 29 August 2022 above.]

01 September 2022 (originally published 09 August 2022)

Technology concerns imperil Gray Eagle drone transfer to Ukraine.

01 September 2022

Russia claims repelled Ukraine commando attack on Zaporozhie Nuclear Power Plant; Ukraine fails to advance in Kherson.

01 September 2022

Leaked document exposes hidden Western hand behind new British-style anti-worker laws in Ukraine.

02 September 2022 (article first published 05 May 2022)

Possibility of talks between Zelenskyy and Putin came to a halt after Johnson’s visit – this was in April but it’s probably been the case on subsequent visits (the Buffoon seems to be in the Ukraine more than in Britain.)

02 September 2022

Military summary and analysis.

02 September 2022

Ukraine suffers massive losses as Kherson offensive stalls and Russia counter attacks.

02 September 2022

Unexpected Ukrainian resistance continues to thwart Russia’s initial plans for quick, decisive victories.

These ‘commentaries’ are being included in order that they can be compared with reality further down the line.

02 September 2022

Ukraine and the politics of permanent war.

02 September 2022

Europe’s energy Armageddon from Berlin and Brussels, not Moscow.

03 September 2022

Ukraine disaster, troops surrounded on Ingulets River; Europe disaster, Gazprom suspends Nord Stream 1.

03 September 2022

Ukraine and the crisis of media (self) censorship.

03 September 2022

Biden’s speech full of MAGA (Make American Great Again) hate and division. (Note the rant in the first few minutes by someone called Keith Olbermann.)

04 September 2022

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant: Link lost to main power line.

Why is it that the BBC ‘journalists’ don’t see a contradiction in saying, in the same article, that the Russians are using the power plant as a ‘base’ whilst at the same time following a tactic of ‘non-stop shelling by occupying Russian forces’? Where (as has been asked here previously, as well as by other independent commentators) is there an example, in any war, at any time, where the force occupying a location also sends missiles against that location?

Also, where in any war in the past, has an occupying force captured a power plant and continued to provide energy to its enemy? The Russians have been doing this for the best part of six months but that has not been recognised by the so-called ‘impartial’ media of the ‘democratic west’.

04 September 2022

‘Kherson offensive’ downgraded to ‘slow grind’; Russian operations in Ukraine.

04 September 2022

Russia acts to end Ukraine Ingulets bridgehead; deploys 3rd Army to Donbass.

04 September 2022

Kherson offensive: What went wrong?

05 September 2022

Volodymyr Zelensky claims Ukraine takes three settlements in south and east in counter-offensive.

Note the disclaimer at the top of the article. Also note NO specifics about exactly which ‘settlements’. The claim goes against all verifiable information. Zelensky is increasingly becoming a fantasist. And the Ukrainians NEVER give details of the ‘settlements’ taken.

05 September 2022

Australian artist removes Ukraine and Russia mural after backlash. [It now seems that everything has to go past the Ukrainian ‘censor’ first.]

05 September 2022

Kherson offensive at standstill; US weapons stocks depleted; EU throws money at gas crisis-inflation.

05 September 2022

NATO struggling to supply winter uniforms to Ukraine – Der Spiegel

06 September 2022

Peace talks essential as war rages on in Ukraine.

06 September 2022

Europe’s economic controlled flight into terrain – or Europe’s economic suicide.

06 September 2022

Kherson: what happens next?

06 September 2022

Russia resumes Donbass advance; Ukraine Kherson offensive stops; Europe self made gas crisis deepens. The historical explanation of the development of energy policy in the EU over the last ten years or so is worth a listen.

06 September 2022

Dancing with the Politicians – US foreign policy has become a full-time comedy routine. [Make sure you take a look at the included video.]

06 September 2022

Ukraine – decision time for Biden.

07 September 2022

NATO, Russia, energy put Balkans on edge.

07 September 2022

Moscow sounds alarm over Ukrainian grain deal. Not a single Russian vessel has managed to leave port, casting doubt on the agreement’s fate.

07 September 2022 – first published 12th August 2022.

Inside Russia’s military operation. Video.

07 September 2022

Wounded Ukrainian soldiers reveal steep toll of Kherson offensive – Washington Post. A Ukrainian soldier quoted has the nickname ‘Pinochet’. I wonder why he got that moniker? No Nazis in the Ukraine? Of course not.

07 September 2022

Deceiving West and ‘detached’ elites: Highlights of Putin’s speech at Eastern Economic Forum.

08 September 2022

Ukraine’s offensive coincides with US $3 billion+ aid package.

08 September 2022

Ukraine reportedly ends Kherson offensive, switches to Kharkov; Putin blames EU for gas crisis.

08 September 2022

It appears that Ukraine planned to use UN-appointed international nuclear experts as a tool for blackmail. The scheme failed.

09 September 2022

EU wrangling over energy plans that amount to band-aid over gunshot wound.

09 September 2022

The West took advantage of Russian weakness in the 1990s and is unable to understand the trauma it unleashed.

9 September 2022

Ukrainian grain going to EU instead of Africa – El Pais.

09 September 2022

Russia moves reinforcements to Kharkov Region to counter Ukraine Balakliye Offensive. Subsequent events overtook some of the comments here.

09 September 2022

Kharkov advance, Palmyra and constraints of a ‘special military operation’ – interesting comments about Putin’s reluctance to go to total war and morale implications of carelessly losing territory to those left at the mercy of the vindictive Ukrainians.

10 September 2022

Kharkov Offensive 2.0: winning headlines today, hastening defeat for tomorrow.

10 September 2022

Habeck captains Germany towards economic disaster, no chance of turning back.

10 September 2022

Russia reportedly withdraws from Izyum, deploys troops to Ukraine in response to Kharkov offensive – the danger of Russia losing the propaganda initiative.

11 September 2022

Russian Ministry of Defence announces redeployment of forces from Kharkov to Donbass, triggering criticism in Russia.

11 September 2022

Silencing the Lambs – how propaganda works.

12 September 2022

Ukraine’s Offensives: tactical victories can contribute to strategic defeat.

12 September 2022

Russia attacks Ukraine energy infrastructure – inflicts heavy losses; Kiev seeks to maintain offensive.

12 September 2022

Ukraine: The CIA’s 75-year-old proxy.

13 September 2022

Russia advances in Bakhmut, defends in North Donetsk; EU leaders split on gas crisis.

13 September 2022

Kharkiv offensive has shown the west that Ukraine can win. [Again, this article is being included to demonstrate the fantasy world in which western so-called ‘experts’ live. One event is blown out of all proportion and doesn’t take into account the bigger picture. So many ‘facts’ in this article are more assertions and not backed up by any other verifiable information. The lies told n the past are taken as gospel and are being repeated time and time again.]

13 September 2022

Why the EU is struggling to bring its energy crisis under control.

14 September 2022

Russia ‘encircling’ Bakhmut; Putin sticks with Special Military Operation (SMO); Putin rebuffs Scholz and Macron.

14 September 2022

Escalate or grind on? Russian Ops in Ukraine following Kharkov ‘offensive’.

14 September 2022

Olaf Scholz and Vladimir Putin talk past each other as Ukraine pushes for formalizing Ukraine’s NATO Lite status.

14 September 2022

Never let a good crisis go to waste.

14 September 2022

Poland’s new declaration is music to Russia’s ears.

15 September 2022

Speculation over what Russia does next.

15 September 2022

This map holds an important clue about Kremlin fears of NATO expansion. [theconversation.com has been, to date, yet another parrot of ‘western’ propaganda. This is the first time since February 24 that they’ve addressed a real issue.]

15 September 2022

The Kharkov game-changer.

15 September 2022

Putin-Xi talks: Russian leader reveals China’s ‘concern’ over Ukraine. [How the BBC concocts ‘news’ from nothing – apart from the British state’s wishful-thinking. It will be interesting to see how they report the end of the conference and joint communiques – if at all.]

15 September 2022

Bakhmut and goals of the ‘special military operation’; the collective west’s self destruction; NATO as a ‘business’; the US success at driving Europe away from Russia and China – and bringing any independent aspirations under control. [A long – two and a half hour – debate which covers a lot of ground but well worth the effort.]

15 September 2022

Russia encirclement of Bakhmut and parries more ‘hair-brained’ Ukrainian ‘counter-attacks’; Putin, Modi and Xi meet in Samarkand; who are the Wagner Group.

16 September 2022

Using the payments system to enforce an Russian oil price cap likely to cause supply shock.

16 September 2022

Russia encircles Bakhmut; Ukraine offensives at a standstill; in Samarkand Putin Meets Xi and Iran joins the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

16 September 2022

Putin’s failure will pave the way for China’s rise to pre-eminence in Eurasia. [Another article presented to demonstrate how not only is the media slave to US/UK/EU/NATO interests, so are the so-called ‘academics’. This piece just demonstrates how lazy academics are, taking one word out of context and making a mountain of his own interpretation. And to think that students place themselves thousands of pounds in debt for such ‘erudition’.]

16 September 2022

Vladimir Putin Press Conference at Shanghai Cooperation Organization – subtitles could be better but the actual content is worth a listen.

16 September 2022

Sweden elections, Elensky curse? EU, ‘Hungary not democracy.’ Ursula, ‘Russia in TATTERS.’

17 September 2022

Putin may upgrade Special Military Operation to Counter Terror Operation; Modi says India Russia friendship unbreakable.

18 September 2022

Ukraine seeks F16s, Patriot missiles and Leopard tanks – also the self destructive nature of western policy makers.

18 September 2022

Atrocity Porn.

18 September 2022

Izyum massacre explained. [Link removed.]

19 September 2022

How the US is using the Azeri-Armenian conflict to ‘extend’ Russia.

19 September 2022

Russia advances deeper into Bakhmut as Ukraine stalls; Putin wins support from China, India and Iran.

19 September 2022

Germany’s Die Linke on verge of split over sanctions on Russia.

20 September 2022

European unity against Russia faces three challenges: Bulgaria, Hungary, and Italy.

20 September 2022

Russia referendums in Donbass, Ukraine regions, union with Russia; mulls major military escalation.

21 September 2022

Game changer? Immediate referendums, Ukraine’s spent reserves; bizarre Pentagon briefing.

21 September 2022 (first broadcast on 30 August 2022)

Alexander Vindman breaks down Ukraine’s counter-offensive operation. A CNN piece. Interesting to watch now after the failure of the ‘counter-offensive’. Vindman talks about the consequences of Russian ‘failings’, i.e., not being able to contain the attack, but doesn’t speculate what would happen if Ukraine’s efforts came to nought. He also makes an interesting throw away comment at the beginning when he mentions heavy Ukrainian losses.

21 September 2022

Text of Putin speech announcing partial mobilization.

20 September 2022

Ukraine war planned YEARS AGO documents reveal. Perhaps a bit late (see links dated 01 September 2022 above) but still worth emphasising again.

21 September 2022

Military summary and analysis.

21 September 2022

Putin announces partial mobilisation, additional 300,000 Russian troops to be sent to Ukraine.

21 September 2022

Putin calls up more troops and threatens nuclear option in a speech which ups the ante but shows Russia’s weakness. [Included here to yet again show the shallowness of the western ‘academics’ analysis of the conflict – and the background. Compare with the analysis in the link above and below.]

22 September 2022

Further thoughts on Russian partial mobilization and next steps.

22 September 2022

Russia reaches Bakhmut centre, prepares major winter offensive, defends Liman, exchanges prisoners.

23 September 2022

Russia proceeds with referendums and a partial mobilisation; Ukraine conflict enters Moscow’s end game – includes interesting analysis on the use of tanks and armoured vehicles by the two forces.

23 September 2022

Dissecting some war propaganda news items.

23 September 2022

Russia mobilizes, referendums underway: what will change and why?

23 September 2022

The Russians have eliminated tens of thousands of Ukrainians – McGregor.

24 September 2022

Russian partial mobilization: and then there were none

24 September 2022

Russia storming Bakhmut suburb of Zaitsevo, mobilisation continues; US giving Moscow nuclear warnings; US ‘diplomacy’ and threats against Russia and China.

24 September 2022

Russia responds to America’s plan to win WW III.

25 September 2022

Russia prepares knock out blow, Ukraine offensive stalls; rumours of Saudi Peace deal giving Donbass and Kherson to Russia.

26 September 2022

US tightens the screws on Turkey over co-operation with Russia – do as the US says or face the consequences.

26 September 2022

Russia counter-blow, New York Times admits Ukraine massive losses in stalled offensive; UK teeters on The Brink.

26 September 2022

How 3D printing is helping the Ukrainian fightback – volunteers among the 3D printing community are helping to supply thousands of vital tourniquets to the Ukrainian conflict. [An indication of the high casualty figures amongst Ukrainians?]

27 September 2022

Britain’s proxy war on Russia. Uses the normal pro-NATO terminology in places but contains some interesting information not commonly known.

The following links are probably the start of the next battle of propaganda in the Russian ‘Special Military Operation’.

27 September 2022

Russian gas pipelines could have been sabotaged – Tagesspiegel. ‘According to Tagesspiegel, the German government and agencies investigating the incident “can’t imagine a scenario that isn’t a targeted attack,” according to an anonymous source familiar with their assessments. “Everything speaks against a coincidence.”

The outlet explained that a deliberate attack on the bottom of the sea has to involve special forces, navy divers or a submarine. Berlin is reportedly examining two possible scenarios. In the first, Ukraine or “Ukraine-affiliated forces” could be behind the attack. The second option is that Russia did it as a “false flag,”to make Ukraine look bad and drive EU energy prices even higher.

27 September 2022

Sweden issues warning over Russian gas pipeline – ‘Meanwhile, a report by the Tagesspiegel newspaper claimed the German authorities suspected the pipelines were subject to a “targeted attack” that could have been carried out by Ukraine, or by Russia, in an attempt to pin the blame on Kiev.’

27 September 2022

The Americans declared war on Europe.

27 September 2022

Nord Stream pipeline leaks raise suspicions of sabotage – (German English language TV) note how the first interviewee avoids the question of who might be responsible and how the second, a ‘Green’ member of the European Parliament mentions Russia with absolutely no foundation – apart from banging the NATO drum.

27 September 2022

Russia will upgrade Special Military Operation to Counter Terrorist Operation on entry of Regions; Putin talks to Erdogan and Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.

27 September 2022

Christine Lagarde – EU outlook darkening; Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pressure drop, leak or sabotage? Snowden becomes Russian citizen; changes in the situation following the referendums.

27 September 2022

How to stop the escalation to war.

28 September 2022

The Bornholm Blow-Up repeats the Bornholm Bash — Poland attacks Germany and blames Russia.

28 September 2022

Attacks on Nord Stream pipelines escalates conflict; Russia to announce annexation regions next week.

28 September 2022

Russia announces referendum results, claims victory in all four regions – interesting reminder of what happened in 2014 from the Russian journalist at the end.

29 September 2022

Russia warns US on nuclear threats; China’s Global Times hints at US responsibility for Nord Stream 1 and 2 sabotage.

Don’t let Nord Stream leaks precipitate Russia-Ukraine conflict.

29 September 2022

Colonel Doug MacGregor – Ukraine Russia war latest, Russia is not and cannot lose the war. Discusses Ukrainian loses and trashes the analysis of a professor of strategic studies at St Andrews University.

29 September 2022

Russia seeking UN Security Council Meeting over Nord Stream ‘Act of International Terrorism’. What else might Russia do?

29 September 2022

Military summary and analysis.

29 September 2022

No, Russia didn’t blow up their own pipeline – interesting 2014 interview clip of Condaleeza Rice.

30 September 2022

‘End war in Ukraine’ say 66 nations at UN General Assembly.

30 September 2022

Putin denounces West, Russia will follow its own path; Russia annexes four regions; counter- attacks in Liman.

30 September 2022

More fallout from the Nord Stream pipeline attacks.

30 September 2022

‘Russia will always be Russia’: Putin’s full speech on accession of former Ukrainian territories.

01 October 2022

Financing Ukraine’s ‘Victory’: why and how – Ukrainian ‘academics’ argue why they should be able to feed at the trough of foreign finance.

01 October 2022

Russia withdraws from Liman; China, Brazil and India refuse to back UN Resolution; Europe in a downward spiral.

Escalating sanctions against Russia shows Europe’s loss of strategic autonomy, brewing irrationality.

01 October 2022

Scott Ritter on the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines and Putin’s most recent speech – the short video clips at the beginning are worth watching again as they give an indication of the ‘American way’ of conducting foreign affairs.

01 October 2022

Military summary and analysis.

01 October 2022

Nord Stream attacks; New Russia; mobilization; western media admits very high Ukrainian casualty rates of both men and equipment; western arms supplies diminishing.

02 October 2022

NATO rejects Ukraine membership bid; UK Tory Government heading to oblivion.

03 October 2022

Ukraine’s offensives vs Russian mobilization.

03 October 2022

Russia mobilises; Ukraine’s new Kherson offensive suffers heavy losses and slowed by autumn rains.

03 October 2022

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad on Ukraine; why the U.S. must negotiate with Russia and what the media gets wrong.

03 October 2022

Military summary and analysis – if the figures of Ukrainian casualties (as reported by the Russians) is correct then the losses on the Ukrainian side are horrendous – along all points of the so-called Ukrainian counter-offensive line.

03 October 2022

British intelligence predicted Ukraine war 30 years ago.

04 October 2022

Military summary and analysis – situation for Ukraine looks ‘good’, but for how long?

04 October 2022

Russia completes annexation of four regions; UK and German governments lose control of economies and their crises deepen.

04 October 2022

Columbia professor Jeffrey Sachs yanked off air after accusing US of sabotaging Nord Stream pipeline.

05 October 2022

The limits of Ukraine’s offensive and the high price to pay when it ends.

05 October 2022

Putin signs law admitting 4 regions; Russia retreats in Kherson; OPEC+ cutting oil production – asking the question ‘why aren’t the Russians responding to the Ukrainian ‘offensive’?

05 October 2022

Washington and Brussels set sights on the TurkStream pipeline amid crackdown on Ankara-Moscow co-operation.

06 October 2022

Biden administration rages as Saudi-Russia OPEC+ oil alliance slashes production; Ukraine front lines stable.

06 October 2022

Nord Stream 2 pipeline isn’t disabled!

06 October 2022

Pipeline terror is the 9/11 of the Raging Twenties.

06 October 2022

Can Europe afford to turn a blind eye to evidence of a US role in pipeline blasts?

6 October 2022

US intelligence says Ukrainians behind Darya Dugina murder: New York Times.

07 October 2022

Biden’s fearmongers about a Russian nuclear threat that no one has made.

07 October 2022

The U.S. is preparing its response to the ‘short-sighted’ strategy of OPEC+.

07 October 2022

Russia’s big advance in Bakhmut; Biden ‘Nuclear Armageddon’; Putin hails Russian industrial recovery.

07 October 2022

Clare Daly MEP calls out the EU parliament: ‘As war in Ukraine escalates out of control … ‘

07 October 2022

Colonel Douglas Macgregor on Nord Stream and Nuclear War (at around minute 19.)

08 October 2022

Ukraine sabotage Crimea bridge – Russia threatens retaliation; Biden criticised for Armageddon comment.

08 October 2022

Impact of Crimea bridge attack and Ukraine’s next likely offensive.

08 October 2022

Military summary and analysis – what will be the Russian response to the terrorist attack on the Crimea Bridge?

09 October 2022 (but first published 22nd September 2022)

Russia finds mystery vessel on Crimean beach; is it a new Ukrainian attack drone?

09 October 2022

Crimea bridge resumes operation, western media in denial; Russia advance in Bakhmut; repels attack in Kherson.

The editorial discussed in the video above, The Observer view on the global escalation of Russia’s war on Ukraine.

09 October 2022

Ukrainian army’s commander-in-chief poses with swastika bracelet.

09 October 2022

Crimean Bridge traffic resumes; Ukraine’s growing arms/ammunition crisis.

09 October 2022

Military summary and analysis.

09 October 2022

Ukraine unveils stamps celebrating Kerch bridge explosion – hours after the attack.

10 October 2022

Foul-mouthed [Ukrainian] ambassador insults German politician.

10 October 2022

Russian Army turning out the lights; US losing electricity war in Ukraine.

10 October 2022

EU imposes secondary sanctions on Russian steel in eighth sanctions package. Is Türkiye the target?

10 October 2022

Russia’s forces are exhausted, says GCHQ head – yet again without any real examples or proof.

10 October 2022

Russia launches strikes on Ukraine in retaliation for the Crimea attack; Russia close to capturing Bakhmut.

10 October 2022

Russian hawks celebrate deadly response to Crimea setback – the BBC in the UK continues to make statements that aren’t based in the reality on the ground.

10 October 2022

Military summary and analysis – with information about the targets of the Russian response to the destruction of the Crimea Bridge.

10 October 2022

Before Ukraine blew up Kerch Bridge, British spies plotted it.

11 October 2022

Protests rage across Europe as sanctions-fuelled inflation surges and economic crisis deepens.

11 October 2022

Some of us don’t think the Russian invasion was ‘aggression’. Here’s why.

11 October 2022

Terror on Crimea Bridge forces Russia to unleash Shock’n Awe.

11 October 2022

Russia continues missile strikes and targets Ukraine’s energy system; collective west out of options.

11 October 2022

Ukraine war: a desperate Russia defaults to attacking civilians. [A strange one this. An ‘academic’ – funded by the the Ukrainian government – fails to mention that it was the civilian infrastructure that has been under attack for the last couple of days, that civilian casualties have been low (and who is a ‘civilian’ any way in wartime propaganda terms), doesn’t see the attack on the Crimea Bridge as being an attack on the civilian infrastructure and then provides links to obscure websites which state that the Ukrainians have ‘captured’ hundreds of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles in their latest ‘offensives’. Why this hasn’t been broadcast in the rabidly pro-Ukrainian media in the UK (on/in the likes of the BBC or the Guardian) must, I suppose, remain a mystery. (Another question comes to mind – where will Ukraine get the crews to man these ‘war prizes’? You can’t just take an infantry, conscript soldier and expect him to be able to use a tank in any way effectively in a war situation.) Also, if Ukrainian has so many tanks and armour why does Zelensky continue to make plaintive pleas for more from the west? He also makes a major issue of the town of Nova Kharkova, beside the Dnipro River in the northern Kherson region, so it will be interesting to see how matters develop ‘when and not if’, as he says, this ever gets into Ukrainian hands.]

11 October 2022

Russia responds: missile strikes across Ukraine and what may follow next.

11 October 2022

Military summary and analysis – with more updates on the targets of the Russians throughout Ukraine on the second day of missile and drone attacks. Also the use by the Russians of propaganda broadcasts via radio – Ukrainian radio being totally silenced following the most recent missile attacks.

11 October 2022

UK intelligence plotted Crimean Bridge bombing – months ago, British operatives reportedly studied ways to blow up the strategic bridge.

11 October 2022

Putin: The Reluctant Annexationist.

12 October 2022

Russia strikes against various Ukrainian cities cause severe damage; Ukraine offensive stops; EU engage in recriminations and in deep crisis.

12 October 2022

De-escalation and diplomacy with Russia now! – Clare Daly

12 October 2022

Military summary and analysis. Includes analysis of the electricity supply network of Ukraine.

12 October 2022

Russian Energy Week International Forum plenary session – Putin’s speech (in full – something which is rarely (if ever) given in the ‘western’ media).

13 October 2022

The Roundtable No. 27; Gonzalo Lira, Mark Sleboda and Yves Smith. A wide ranging debate that looks at the war in the Ukraine from the start, where we are now and how the conflict is having an ever growing negative effect upon the economies of the world.

13 October 2022

Released man says Azov fighters kept in inhumane conditions by Russia – BBC officially now supports Nazis.

13 October 2022

Russia to take Bakhmut; Ukraine energy reeling after missile strikes; Putin ridicules oil price cap.

13 October 2022

Latest UN vote shows world wants conflict to end – but can’t agree on how to prevent Putin going nuclear. This article has more holes in it than a Swiss cheese. It’s also full of contradictions and inaccuracies. To address all those errors would take too much time so the article is presented here for those who have an analytical approach to the war in the Ukraine to see how much they might have been trying to understand the conflict – other than listening to the BBC or its international equivalents.

13 October 2022

Russian missile and drone strikes continue across Ukraine.

13 October 2022

EU calls China and Russia ‘threats’ in ‘war for the future of the entire world’

13 October 2022

Russia’s alternative to European energy market; Russia-China gas pipeline.

14 October 2022

The Odessa connection? The Ukrainian M.O. for the Crimean Bridge attack – this is how the operation worked to the point of detonation.

14 October 2022

Biden administration doubles down on sanctions self-arm: China chip export ban, possible Russia aluminium sanctions, all systems still go with Russian oil price cap.

14 October 2022

Russia evacuates Kherson civilians; Ukraine evacuates Bakhmut forces; Putin/Erdogan meet.

14 October 2022

Colonel Macgregor on the situation in Ukraine since Russia’s more aggressive approach towards the conflict.

15 October 2022

Ukraine targets Elon Musk; US aid dwindles; Ukraine’s offensive increasingly depleted – includes, at the beginning, an extensive presentation on Ukraine’s ‘kill list’ of those who don’t slavishly support whatever Ukraine says or does.

16 October 2022

MSM confirms Ukraine crisis in Bakhmut; Ukraine Kherson defeat; Putin makes hint of the end of Ukraine.

17 October 2022

Is the UK about to hit the wall?

17 October 2022

Russia’s kamikaze drones; protests in France and Moldova; Libya propaganda recycled (viagra being given to Russian troops); Ukraine planned to join the EU in 988 (sic).

17 October 2022

Russia dive-bombs Kyiv with ‘kamikaze’ drones – and a handful of people are killed. When the ‘west’ bombs a city not even the cockroaches are safe.

17 October 2022

Russian gains in Bakhmut; Ukraine overextended; US lectures India on colonialism.

17 October 2022

Ukraine admits crisis in Bakhmut, Russian drones strike Ukraine, Musk tweets Russia jamming of Starlink

17 October 2022

Germany says it knows who sabotaged Nord Stream, but… It asks the question whether European countries have any aspect of independence.

17 October 2022

We’re being pushed toward nuclear war on a fiction.

18 October 2022

Nord Stream blast ‘blew away 50 metres of pipe’,

18 October 2022

China pulls the plug on gas supplies to Europe right before winter, China ceases gas shipments.

18 October 2022

Russia STOPS ATTACK on Turkstream pipeline – and how that relates to the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines.

18 October 2022

Ukraine reels from missile/drone strikes and Zelensky 30% admits energy gone; Qatar, Europe running out of gas – an interesting reference (about minute 35) to Comrade Stalin’s approach to the Nazi invasion of the Svoet Union in 1942 .

18 October 2022

A war Russia set to win.

18 October 2022

Soros and the Kiev regime… supping with the Devil.

18 October 2022

EU Commission is pushing EU countries to accept joint gas purchases, just as it did with covid-19 vaccines.

18 October 2022

Sanctions on Russia are increasing, not decreasing, its revenue. [Are (American) so-called academics just slow or are they only admitting now – what very many have known for months – that the sanctions against Russia will have a ‘blow back’ effect as it is now impossible to ignore reality?]

19 October 2022

Russia defences in Kherson, evacuating civilians, advancing in Kharkov and Bakhmut; UK Defence Secretary to Washington.

19 October 2022

Russian General Surovikin speaks; Kherson battle looms; drone/missiles strikes continue.

19 October 2022

Leo Docherty refused to provide a direct answer to a parliamentary question regarding whether former UK prime minister Boris Johnson advised Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy to stop peace negotiations with Russia in April 2022.

19 October 2022

What next in the electric war for Ukraine – how Marshal Kutuzov’s Golden Bridge for Napoleon’s retreat is working today.

20 October 2022

Russia preparing for more terrorism?

20 October 2022

Ukraine badly defeated in Kherson; Russia advances in Kharkov; Putin mobilises Russian economy for war.

20 October 2022 (originally published 05 October 2022)

‘Now, all of you are Azov’: ‘openly neo-Nazi’ Ukrainian delegation meets Congress, tours US.

20 October 2022 (originally published 29 September 2022)

EU parliamentarian calls to sanction Vanessa Beeley and all observers of Donbass referendums.

20 October 2022

How the pro-Ukraine NAFO troll operation crowd-funds war criminals.

20 October 2022

Clare Daly gives a history lesson to the highly paid residents of Euro zombie land.

20 October 2022

The US isn’t at war with Russia, technically – but its support for Ukraine offers a classic case of a proxy war. [Another example where academia is so poor in the ‘west’ that only now, after 8 months of the conflict, does one of their group accept what many of us have known was the case only a matter of days after the fighting started.]

21 October 2022

Despite Kherson defeat US presses for more offensives and considers $50 Billion aid; US/EU to silence critics.

21 October 2022

Zelensky accuses Russia of plot to blow up dam. [The paucity of the BBC journalists is demonstrated here by the fact that there is no mention whatsoever of the Ukrainian attempts, over months, to destroy the dam and/or bridges at Kakhovka – when no one in the ‘west’ was concerned of the possible consequences down stream.]

21 October 2022

Türkiye resisting US pressure against increasing economic ties to Russia.

22 October 2022

It’s time to cut Zelensky and Ing-wen from the US dole.

22 October 2022

Putin’s Winter Offensive.

22 October 2022

Putin is correct about NATO and Ukraine. U.S. double standard explained.

22 October 2022

Russia, Ukraine and preventing nuclear holocaust with Jeffrey Sachs.

22 October 2022

Biden has an ‘off-ramp’ on Ukraine.

22 October 2022

Russian missile offensive on Ukraine resumes; more threats to Kakhovka Dam; EU agrees gas price cap.

23 October 2022

Russia reinforces Kherson; Ukraine evacuating Nikolaev; Shoigu warns of Ukraine ‘Dirty Bomb’.

23 October 2022

Ukrainian power outages; the US 101st Airborne; Russia’s next big move.

24 October 2022

Western narrative escalation over Ukraine War: A warning of coming strong countermeasures? Or a sign of desperate impotence?

24 October 2022

Russia prepares for Kherson battle; Shoigu calls west defence ministers to discuss alleged ‘Dirty Bomb’.

24 October 2022

Russian forces preparing to defend Kherson, says Ukrainian spy chief. [After arguing for the past couple of weeks that they wer eon the run.]

25 October 2022

Russia accused of sabotaging Ukraine water pipe to Mykolaiv (Nikolaev). [This pipeline was damaged in April of this year. Why is it only now that the BBC reports the matter? Might it have something to do with the possibility that the Russian forces could soon be in Nikolaev? And this fact will be used to accuse the Russians, yet again, of ‘war crimes’?]

25 October 2022

‘The US signals readiness to launch nuclear strike against Russia’.

25 October 2022

Ukraine admits Russia digging in Kherson and fortifying all front lines; all Ukrainian attacks repelled.

25 October 2022

IEA: The current energy crisis is unprecedented. [It seems the word ‘unprecedented’ wasn’t restricted to the pandemic. What other issues, in the future, will be classified as ‘unprecedented’?]

25 October 2022

‘General Winter’ is about to arrive – this time it’s not good news for the Russian army. [This ‘academic’ gets funding from the Ukrainian (and almost certainly also the US) government – although transparency about the Transatlantic Dialogue Center is somewhat opaque. So his comments should be taken in that context.]

25 October 2022

US recruits Elon Musk’s SpaceX for Iran regime change operation. [Although specifically about Iran there are points that are relevent to the situation in the Ukraine.]

26 October 2022

A disordered world – Part 1: Fracture.

26 October 2022

Ukraine admits Kherson offensive slowed; Russia repels attacks; Putin chairs Coordination Council.

26 October 2022

Military summary and analysis. [The Ukrainians seem to be changing their so-called ‘offensives’ from place to place when different attempts get defeated by Russian forces. In Donetsk possible the worst nightmare for the Ukrainians.]

26 October 2022

No evidence for Jacob Rees-Mogg’s fracking claims, government admits. The former energy secretary had claimed anti-fracking groups were funded by the Russian president. [Included here as an example of the result of Russophobia whuich means that any baseless claim against Russia gets a hearing.]

27 October 2022

Russian tactics on eastern front ‘crazy’, says Zelensky. [The Russian advance is and has been always supported by artillery yet the Ukrainian ‘offensives’ have taken place across open. Steppe, ground and with no artillery support and now the ‘demented’ from Kiev considers Russian tactics ‘crazy’. And it’s if he has any concern for Russian lives.]

27 October 2022

Slouching towards reverse colonialism.

28 October 2022

The growing chorus for peace in Ukraine.

28 October 2022

A disordered world – Part 3: Pathways.

28 October 2022

Military summary and analysis.

29 October 2022

Stab in the back – not one inch but right to the heart. [The expansion of NATO after 1990.]

29 October 2022

Russia completes mobilisation and prepares offensive; Ukraine stopped; Putin hints Russia will take Odessa.

29 October 2022

US sends fewer arms to Ukraine as Russia prepares its next big move.

31 October 2022

Electro-shock therapy for slow learners in the ‘Electric War’ (Part III).

31 October 2002

Interview of Scott Ritter by George Galloway – covering British special forces involvement in terrorist attacks on Russia and what will be the effect when ‘General Winter’ gets involved in the conflict.

31 October 2022

George Galloway – Truss ‘admits’ British involvement in Nord Stream pipeline attack and the ‘hammering’ of Paul Pelosi.

31 October 2022

Russia most devastating missile strikes; repels Sevastopol attack; stops grain deal; advance in Ugledar.

31 October 2022

Crossing the border into Ukraine. The U.S. ‘Screaming Eagles’ have been deployed three miles from Ukraine and are ready to fight the Russians.

31 October 2022

Washington’s plan to break up Russia.

31 October 2022

‘IT’S DONE’: Did Liz Truss text Antony Blinken after Nord Stream attack?

31 October 2022

Another round of pointless and dangerous escalation as Putin blocks grain exports. [Another ‘academic’ paid for by the US government trotting out it’s propaganda and ignoring the details. See video (at around 40 minutes onward) in the link ‘Ukraine energy crisis … ‘ below (2nd November 2022).]

31 October 2022

Inflation as a prelude to war.

01 November 2022

The US, not China, is the aggressor. [Included here as the situation in Ukraine and Taiwan have the same roots in US desire to maintain its hegemony.]

01 November 2022

David Sacks: Ukraine is turning into Woke War III.

02 November 2022

Ukraine is very close to collapse – Douglass Mcgregor

02 November 2022

Lessons from the Blitz suggest Russia’s targeting of cities could backfire. [Yet another ‘academic’ – supported by quasi-government funding – who addresses an issue which ignores reality in order to distort the message given to uncritical readers in the ‘west’. Interesting also is this writers emphasis on the view of the British Communist Party during the first years of the Second World War.]

02 November 2022

Ukraine energy crisis risks EU migrant crisis, EU in denial; Putin and Erdogan reinstate grain deal.

03 November 2022

Has Russia already Pwnd Ukraine?

03 November 2022

Thieves’ paradise in Kiev — IMF admits it doesn’t know how much Ukraine has received of $35 billion in promised foreign cash or where the money was spent.

03 November 2022

What new missiles is Iran providing to Russia and what difference will they make? [Check out the number of times this ‘academic’ uses the word ‘allege’.]

03 November 2022

Russia advances on Mariinka; no Kherson retreat; Ukraine calls up 100 thousand troops, confirming heavy losses.

03 November 2022

U.S. soldiers are failing in Ukraine. Douglas Mcgregor. Right-winger, Reaganites more aware than the ‘liberal’ left.

03 November 2022

The BBC made up a story about a Russian ‘attack’ on a Ukrainian city’s water supply – where are the ‘fake news’ fact checkers?

03 November 2022

Leaked documents: British spies constructing secret terror army in Ukraine.

04 November 2022

Could the Ukraine conflict be an opportunity for the Global South?

04 November 2022

Russia reinforces for winter offensive, that of Ukraine stalls; Xi Jinping lectures Scholz on German errors.

05 November 2022

Russian oil price cap will not apply to resold cargoes.

05 November 2022

Ukraine facing defeat; US sends ‘military inspectors’ to Ukraine – and the comparison with the situation in Vietnam in the mid-1960s.

05 November 2022

Military summary and analysis. [Don’t know why it was cut of prematurely.]

06 November 2022

Ukraine bombed dam with American missiles.

06 November 2022

US-funded media fails to produce evidence of Russian ‘war crimes’.

07 November 2022

Russia build-up continues; Sullivan flies to Kiev and urges Kherson offensive; change in Ukraine stance.

07 November 2022

Preparing a new blow – why the US is pushing Ukraine to negotiate with Russia.

07 November 2022

Ukraine war is ‘warm-up’ for U.S. in face of China ‘threat’: Stratcom Commander.

07 November 2022

How the US government attempts to control public perception of its aid to Ukraine.

08 November 2022

Western air defence arrives in Ukraine: too little, too late.

08 November 2022

U.S. review envisions using nuclear weapons against non-nuclear attacks.

08 November 2022

Military summary and analysis.

08 November 2022

This is a red line in Ukraine. Is the US now prepared to get directly involved in the Ukrainian conflict?

09 November 2022

Russia Vuhledar advance; denies losses in Pavlovka; takes Donetsk Airport; rumours of US diplomacy.

09 November 2022

Debunking the petrodollar myth: pricing oil in dollars is just a convention.

09 November 2022

Russian Kherson withdrawal: Trap? Or necessary chess move?

09 November 2022

Military summary and analysis – following the announcement of the Russian withdrawal from Kherson. Asks the question whether the Russians can evacuate the area without the agreement of the Ukrainians.

10 November 2022

Russia slips out of Kherson under cover of Midterms – a different point of view (and less pessimistic – on the Russian side) – from that of the Military Channel above.

10 November 2022

Military summary and analysis – with the proposition that Russia will be happy, more or less, with what they already control and will be happy to sue for ‘peace’. But this channel was very much out of sync when it came ot the start of the destruiction of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure some weeks ago.

10 November 2022

Russia withdraws from Kherson; Surovikin steadies nerves and promises an offensive. [Mercouris can waffle quite a bit but if you stick with him he does make some pertinent points.]

10 November 2022

Russia pulling out of key city of Kherson – what it means for the conflict. [Yet another empty and meaningless comment from a western ‘academic’. Obviously not being supported financially by various western governments.]

10 November 2022

UN official admits to lack of Ukraine rape evidence in prank call.

10 November 2022

The battle for Kherson could determine the outcome of this war. [It will be interesting to see, when this conflict ends, how these ‘academic experts’ will be seen in society – or even in their own universities.]

11 November 2022

Oil Executives warn G7 price cap could lead to stranded tankers.

11 November 2022

Russia’s de-militarization of Ukraine continues – US sending decades-old arms to Kiev.

11 November 2022

Russia retreat in Ukraine – comments by Douglas Mcgregor.

11 November 2022

Russia completes Kherson pull-out in good order; captures Pavlovka; doubts US diplomatic moves.

11 November 2022

The Military-Industrial complex wins again!

11 November 2022

Let’s be clear: If WW3 happens it will be the result of choices made by the US Empire.

11 November 2022

John Pilger: The US in desperate bid to maintain global power.

11 November 2022

Where the f*&k are the western media?! Rant from Lugansk.

12 November 2022

Another Ukrainian soldier spotted with Nazi insignia.

13 November 2022

The stage is set for US combat troops in Ukraine.

13 November 2022

Russia advances in Donetsk and promises to retake Kherson; ignores US diplomatic advances and talks to Iran; Russia resumes exports of foodstuffs and fertilizer.

13 November 2022

Scott Ritter: America’s hubris is stunning and a threat to World Peace.

14 November 2022

Kherson, cognitive dissonance and the under-the-radar electrical war.

14 November 2022

Russian ops in Ukraine – update: What is the goal and is Moscow achieving it?

14 November 2022

Don’t ‘Stand With Ukraine’. Push for peace instead.

14 November 2022

Russia focuses on Donbass, continues build-up; US and Russian Intelligence Chiefs meet in Ankara.

14 November 2022

Turkish Interior Minister implies US involvement in terrorist attack in Istanbul.

15 November 2022

Washington’s woman in Berlin: How Germany’s Foreign Minister is helping the US crush the German economy.

15 November 2022

Congressional Amendment opens floodgates for war profiteers and a major ground war on Russia.

15 November 2022

CNN banned from Ukraine after showing Nazi salute.

15 November 2022

Military summary and analysis – in this podcast Dima suggests the Dnipro River bridges will be the forthcoming targets of Russian attempts to destroy the Ukrainian infrastructure.

16 November 2022

When Marshal Kutuzov joins General Winter and General Surovikin, what happens next on the front.

16 November 2022

Russia continues to escalate electrical grid/infrastructure attacks; charges over attack on Poland shift focus from damage.

17 November 2022

Why don’t the Poles admit the war isn’t winning the next Polish election and isn’t in Poland’s national interest – unless Zelensky loses Galicia to Poland, again.

17 November 2022

Poland WWIII scare shows why top US general wants peace – with Douglas Macgregor.

17 November 2022

Russia launches another massive missile strike; Kiev doubles down on Polish missile strike; Xi crushes Trudeau at G20.

17 November 2022

Military summary and analysis – the Russians attacking the rail infrastructure to prevent Ukraine redeploying their forces from Kherson.

18 November 2022

German howitzers facing problems in Ukraine.

18 November 2022

Russia advances in Vuhledar, Donetsk; repels Ukraine in Donbass; war to continue in winter.

18 November 2022

Ukraine – switching the lights off.

18 November 2022

Journalistic responsibility vanishes when reporting on US-targeted nations.

19 November 2022

Russia complains of POW murders; captures Opytnoe; strikes Ukraine gas facilities.

20 November 2022

Sunak silent in Kiev; Ukraine evacuates Kherson; Russian Deputy PM hails island of stability.

21 November 2022

Russia continues grinding away Ukrainian military and electrical power.

21 November 2022

Is the collective west going soon to be hoist on the Zelensky petard?

21 November 2022

The Stavka Memorandum: Russia means military power plus diselectrification of the Ukraine (“Stormy and prolonged applause”).

21 November 2022

Russia advances in Marinka and Vuhledar; growing criticism of Zelensky; protests in East Germany and Austria.

21 November 2022

Putin’s sledgehammer. [The videos at the end are worth a watch.]

22 November 2022

Maligned in western media, Donbass forces are defending their future from Ukrainian shelling and fascism.

23 November 2022

Ukraine monastery raid as SBU targets Russian agents.

23 November 2022

Why do Americans hate Putin?

23 November 2022

Is NATO falling apart?

23 November 2022

Big missile attack; Russia to capture Marinka as Russia grinds down Ukraine; Europe crisis deepens.

23 November 2022

Anti-China protests in Thailand: Who is behind them and why? Searching for Asia’s ‘Zelensky’.

23 November 2022

After recapture of Kherson the conflict is poised at the gates of Crimea. [Yet another so-called ‘academic’ – who receives funding from the Ukraine – trotting out the same baseless propaganda about how the country, whose infrastructure is being rapidly destroyed which can’t but effect any attempt to make a full-scale offensive anywhere in the country, much less ‘retake the Crimea’, is on a winning streak. British, and the western academia in general, prostituting themselves for the filthy lucre.]

24 November 2022

Electric war.

24 November 2022

Russia missile strike devastates Ukraine energy and gas infrastructure; EU in denial about energy crisis refugee flood from Ukraine. [Some interesting historical comparisons in the last 5 minutes or so.]

24 November 2022

Bye-bye, Kiev, hello Cote d’Azur: As Westerners send aid, here’s how Ukraine’s corrupt elites are profiting from the conflict.

25 November 2022

Poland’s coming economic collapse: A story in 8 Tweets.

25 November 2022

Russia advances on Kupyansk, Donetsk; oil price cap fiasco; US subsidies annoy EU; Xi to meet Arab leaders in Riyadh.

25 November 2022

Videos of executed Russian POWs appear authentic – UN.

26 November 2022

Russia atrocities bring NATO members closer. [A ‘senior’ BBC journalist beats the US/UK/EU/NATO propaganda drum – and ignores the reality of disagreements within the EU and, for example, the fact that Türkiye (a NATO member) does it’s own thing. Not surprisingly this drivel was removed from the bbc.co.uk front page in less than 12 hours.]

28 November 2022

‘Instructions from Kiev’; Ukraine propaganda messaging.

28 November 2022

Russia Ops in Ukraine (update): Western propaganda implodes as war of attrition grinds on.

29 November 2022

Russia breakthrough in Donbass; Bakhmut encircled; Vuhledar to fall soon; EU buys more Russian LNG.

29 November 2022

Endgame Ukraine; Putin’s battle plan.

29 November 2022

European Parliament smears Russia while bankrolling Nazi terrorism.

29 November 2022

China keeps aggressively surrounding itself with US bases – it’s nor becoming increasingly impossible not to link what is happening in relation to China to the war in the Ukraine.

29 November 2022

Ukraine Armistice – how the Ukraine Demilitarized Zone of 2023 will separate the armies like the Korean DMZ of 1953.

29 November 2022

Chornobaivka airbase, symbol of Russian defeat. Another non-story – just to give the impression that Ukrainian is ‘winning’ the war. And BBC reporters know more about Russian aims than the Russians – see paragraph 3. Why do I read this crap? And all Ukrainian women are called Svitlana. (See link below on the ‘surrender hotline’.)

29 November 2022

West admits Ukraine’s Bakhmut setbacks and Boeing’s Long-Range Rockets proposed for Ukraine.

30 November 2022

The surrender hotline for Russian soldiers – the BBC should be changing it’s name to the UPS (the Ukrainian Propaganda Service) as they continue to pump out such ludicrous inventions of the Ukrainian Nazis. Note ‘Svitlana, not her real name’ and ‘For outnumbered Ukraine, it’s also hoped it will soften the belly of their larger invader.’ No real name as this set up doesn’t exist and the Ukrainians outnumbered the Russians by at least two to one for most of this special military operation and still they’ve lost 20% of pre-24th February Ukrainian territory.

30 November 2022

Türkiye losing patience with the US.

30 November 2022

Ukraine faces Bakhmut defeat; EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks of 100,000 Ukrainians ‘killed in action’ in the war.

Ursula von der Leyen’s video, where she talks about 100,000 dead Ukrainian soldiers, has disappeared from her Twitter account. The video has been re-uploaded but is 11 seconds shorter. They only left a statement on the assessment of economic damage. But the internet remembers everything. This is the original video. The European Commission has not commented anything yet. Maybe they will say that they got the numbers wrong? [From the video description. Also note the Walter Mitty world she seems to inhabit.]

01 December 2022

Will full gas stores save Europe from an energy emergency?

01 December 2022

Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace talks’.

01 December 1992

Kiev rushes reinforcements as troops face Bakhmut encirclement: Russia preparing missile strike.

Ukraine needs tanks and the west should supply them. They could finish off Putin and Russia. [The Guardian article referenced in the Mercouris podcast above.]

01 December 2022

Military summary and analysis.

01 December 2022

Ursula von der Leyen’s speech – which was then self censored (about Ukrainian casualties) and the Ukraine ‘Monaco Battalion’ (the Ukrainian rich kids running away from the battlefront).

02 December 2022

Biden keeps up tough talk on Ukraine despite evidence of failure.

02 December 2022

Hot air versus hot cash – the Europeans prefer Russian LNG to US LNG.

02 December 2022

Finland’s Sanna Marin says Europe would be in trouble without US.

02 December 2022

Ukraine Donbass crisis deepens; Putin eviscerates Scholz in fiery call; Biden offers talks.

02 December 2022

The Fate of Humanity.

02 December 2022

Putin’s remedy: a fragmented, toothless Ukraine separated by a 100 kilometer-wide no-man’s-land.

02 December 2022

John Mearsheimer: We’re playing Russian roulette.

02 December 2022

Military summary and analysis.

03 December 2022

Price cap on Russian oil will hit Putin immediately – US. [We shall see. All the other sanctions against Russia have backfired. If this latest doesn’t work then the US coalition will be left with a lot of egg on its collective face.]

03 December 2022

UK Ministry of Defence admits Bakhmut crisis; Ukraine commander admits heavy losses; G7 and the $60 Russia oil price cap.

03 December 2022

Fighting set to slow for winter months, says US intelligence. [This seems to be more wishful thinking on the part of the west. Why would Russia not use the advantage they have at the moment and attack over ice hard ground in the coming months rather than the swamps of the spring?]

03 December 2022

New US B-21 Raider illustrates waste in Western defence spending giving Russia-China the edge. [Is ‘stealth’ capability really useful or necessary. ‘Stand-off’ tactics are now being used even by existing ‘stealth’ aircraft. An example of the obsession in the west for expensive and ‘sophisticated’ weapons which aren’t needed, don’t really fir in to contemporary warfare and only (ultimately) benefit the military-industrial complex.]

US Air Force unveils new B-21 Raider nuclear stealth bomber. [How the BBC creates a non-story to bolster the US military’s reputation. The plane hasn’t even flown yet.]

04 December 2022

Italian media admits Ukrainian losses; Russia grinds Bakhmut; US Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines accepts no Moscow regime change but has no idea what is happening on the ground in Ukraine.

05 December 2022

A Ukrainian restaurant in Toronto celebrated by the media is decorated with flags and photos of fascists, and sells them as well.

05 December 2022

Russia launches big missile strike; Ukraine Bakhmut losses grow; Scholz and Macron talk peace.

06 December 2022

Mark Sleboda: Russia-Ukraine SITREP, missiles and what comes next – contains a comprehensive analysis of the situation at the moment.

06 December 2022

Against the backdrop of war, rolling blackouts and internet outages, Ukraine is trying to digitize everything.

06 December 2022

Ukraine War: Türkiye is the pivot point between Russia and the US – history shows us why.

06 December 2022

Ukraine fires missiles DEEP INTO RUSSIA – and in who’s interest is the perpetuation of the war.

06 December 2022

Finally happened! Russia SHATTERS the Dollar Myth, the Era of the Only Settlement Currency is End. [A useful, and short, history of how the dollar became the ‘world’s currency’ – and how that is now at risk. Some express doubts that this will happen quickly but the world is a different place from what it was when the British pound was ousted from its place of dominance.]

07 December 2022

Russia’s general patience and the pause that refreshes – the growing crisis in both the treatment of Ukrainian casualties and the desperate situation of the Ukrainian civilian population.

07 December 2022

A new era for Germany’s gas industry fuels climate fears.

07 December 2022

Kiev pulling back in Marinka; condition of Bakhmut defenders desperate; energy system close to collapse.

08 December 2022

Dethroning the dollar: why the alternatives are not ready for prime time – the rejoinder to the ‘optimism’ of the video of 06 December above.

08 December 2022

The Russian oil price cap isn’t as simple as it seems.

08 December 2022

Putin – ‘this might be a lengthy process’. Merkel – ‘Minsk agreement an attempt to give Ukraine time’. How the ‘west’ lies when it makes (or facilitates) international agreements.

08 December 2022

Why the Kinburn spit is of vital military significance and opens up the recapture of Crimea. Everything stated here should be measured against where this ‘academic’ gets his finding.

08 December 2022

Ukraine daily losing equivalent of a battalion in Bakhmut; ex US officials admit Ukraine cannot win; Putin on the Russian build up.

08 December 2022

The Anti-defamation League (ADL) issues statement declaring Ukraine’s Azov Battalion no longer ‘far-right’.

09 December 2022 (originally published 23rd November but only now seen)

Pentagon fails to pass new financial audit, unable to account for over $2 trillion in assets.

09 December 2022

Dethroning the dollar: what governments propose, IT disposes.

09 December 2022

John J. Mearsheimer: Great Power Politics in the 21st Century and the implications for Hungary. [A lonmg presentation. The first 42 minutes provides a good analysis of the present international situation. He tends to go off stream after that.]

09 December 2022

The perpetually irrational Ukraine debate.

09 December 2022

Ukraine officer tells (London) Financial Times Bakhmut just Hell; Lavrov, no point in Russia-EU dialogue; Russia rejects US terms.

10 December 2022

Bakhmut ‘death trap’ draining Ukraine Army; Putin slams Merkel over Minsk and says all trust gone.

10 December 2022

Estimating the true cost of war; the conflict in Eastern Ukraine (2014-2019).

10 December 2022

We need to talk about why Russia invaded Ukraine.

11 December 2022

Russia advances deeper into Bakhmut; UK media praises Surovikin; the Serbia-Kosovo crisis; China-Saudi links.

12 December 2022

The Ukraine arms drain: now and in the future.

12 December 2022

Ukraine Bakhmut defences crumble; Russia advances across Donbass; Serbia readies for war.

12 December 2022

Military summary and analysis.

13 December 2022

Russia storming Bakhmut and Marinka encircled; London Financial Times says Ukraine short of ground to air missiles; China slams Merkel on real reason for the Minsk ‘Accords’. Also references Putin’s so-called ‘cancellation’ of a press conference.

Real intention behind Minsk agreements further destroys credibility of the West. [The editorial of Global Times referred to in the link above.]

13 December 2022

Russian assault units have entered BAKHMUT! [A bit of a manic presentation – but it compliments the information given in other more relaxed reports.]

13 December 2022

Drones are transforming the conflict, bringing Russia on to the frontline. [As with all the articles which have been linked to here with anything from The Conversation you have to ‘follow the money’. These ‘academics’ get funding from NATO – so hardly ‘academically impartial’.]

14 December 2022

As Ukraine faces defeat in Bakhmut Washington escalates with Patriot air defence missile delivery to Ukraine.

14 December 2022

The Americans started the US war with Russia.

14 December 2022

Royal Marines deployed on ‘high-risk covert operations’ in Ukraine.

14 December 2022

US to send Patriot Missiles to Ukraine.

15 December 2022

Hungary asks the war questions and probes Merkel’s Minsk deception.

15 December 2022

Street battles in Bakhmut and the Russia siege tightens; US/UK claim Russia out of ammunition; Putin prepares internal economic plan.

15 December 2022

US heavy-handedness forges Russia-Iran-India ties.

15 December 2022

Richard Black: Ukraine – revenge for Russia’s defeat of U.S. regime change in Syria.

16 December 2022

Michael Hudson discusses the future of Europe and global restructuring.

16 December 2022

Russian missile/drone strikes Ukraine’s power grid; Ukraine’s Top Brass admits resource shortage.

16 December 2022

Russia missile attack; Ukraine General for the first time admits possibility of Russian victory and Kiev defeat.

18 December 2022

Russia captures Marinka; Ukraine digs trenches in Bakhmut; Kissinger admits and warns against Neocon Plan.

18 December 2022

Putin’s Conundrum.

18 December 2022

Irish politician calls out Western Imperialism to EU MPs’ faces.

19 December 2022

Bloomberg describes Europe’s severe and sustained energy crisis due to loss of Russian gas.

19 December 2022

Western media whitewashing extremism in Ukraine.

19 December 2022

Putin in Belarus as Russia plans offensive; Russia captures more Bakhmut positions; Russia launches drone attacks.

19 December 2022 (originally streamed 15 December 2022)

Putin’s next move will be DEVASTATING, and NATO is out of options – Colonel Douglas MacGregor.

20 December 2022

Russia-Belarus cooperation; Zelensky determined to hold Bakhmut; Turkish media savages Zelensky.

21 December 2022

Full speech: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses Joint Session of Congress – Video and Transcript.

21 December 2022

Russia advance on Kupiansk; Ukraine Power Shortages; Zelensky goes to US; Medvedev meets Xi Jiping.

22 December 2022

The US Congress theatrical performance – ‘Belensky’s’ speech to Congress, kisses Pelosi and US support a ‘good investment’. Putin ‘Russia is fighting NATO’.

22 December 2022

Russian advances in Bakhmut Advances; Zelensky US trip achieves nothing; Putin announces massive rearmament.

22 December 2022

This DC [Washington] party invite shows all the money to be made off the Ukraine war – a Ukrainian Embassy reception, sponsored by America’s biggest weapons makers.

23 December 2022

Russia sitrep [situation report] of sorts.

23 December 2022

Pentagon’s ‘end-of-year’ wish list for Ukraine’s military falls far short.

23 December 2022

Russia in Soledar; Ukraine Bakhmut ‘Last Stand’; Russia focus on Donbass; Putin confirms new Cold War.

23 December 2022

Ukrainian flag not a hit in Slovakian parliament. [A bizarre video! What makes it worthwhile posting here is that the Ukrainian supporters don’t know which way up is the Ukrainian flag.]

23 December 2022

Zelensky’s diaspora delegation led by economic hit-woman who led plunder of Ukraine.

24 December 2022

Russia confirms forces deep in Bakhmut; Russia captures Andreevka; Ukraine losing the attrition war; Putin and Russia ‘Military Industrial Complex’.

25 December 2022

Russian-Chinese ties vs. US aggression – the New Atlas with Carl Zha and Mark Sleboda. [A very interest and in-depth look at current and future Sino-Russian relationships.]

25 December 2022

NATO’s ghosts of the past return in Kosovo-Serbia. [Although not ‘directly’ connected to the conflict in the Ukraine – the net is forever getting wider.]

26 December 2022

Military summary and analysis.

27 December 2022

Russia now says Ukraine losing 2 battalions per Day in Donbass; 2nd Ukrainian drone attack on Engels airbase; admission in Financial Times article of the weakness of Ukrainian forces.

27 December 2022

Serbia on high alert; Ukraine suggests UN peace summit – but Russia not invited; Putin’s plan to takeover Scotland.

27 December 2022

US adviser to Ukraine calls for banned weapons – cluster bombs.

27 December 2022

Russia says Europe will struggle to replace its oil products.

27 December 2022

The consequences of ‘for as long as it takes’.

27 December 2022

Ukraine to hike transit fees for Russian oil to EU – Transneft.

27 December 2022

Why is Russia conducting its Special Military Operation this way? [A clear introduction to tactics in modern warfare with the defensive structures that exist on the Ukrainian side.]

28 December 2022

Rosneft refinery in Schwedt as a microcosm of Europe’s sanctions-induced energy mess.

28 December 2022

The Ukraine crisis is a classic ‘security dilemma’. [The ‘introduction’ includes an extensive quotation from Putin’s speech at the Military Collegium earlier in December 2022.]

28 December 2022

Canada’s Deputy PM posed with a Ukrainian fascist symbol. [Originally posted way back on 1st March 2022 – but only now come to our attention.]

28 December 2022

Russia maintains pressure on Bakhmut; Kremennaya attack repelled; Medvedev appointed armaments chief; Putin decree on the oil price cap.

28 December 2022

Zelensky appoints sexologist pyramid schemer as ambassador to Bulgaria.

29 December 2022

Russia launches huge missile strike and hunts Ukrainian air defence system; preparation for north Donbass offensive; Putin and Xi to speak.

29 December 2022

The Grayzone’s end of year stream – some interesting comments on what has happened in 2022, including the war in the Ukraine, the situation in Venezuela and the redundancy of the ‘western’ media as well as the ‘traditional’ Left.

30 December 2022

Why Russia, which spends one-twentieth what America does on military, is militarily more successful than America.

30 December 2022

Russia missile strikes; Russian advance in Bakhmut; Xi – Putin global partners; Syria and Türkiye to meet in Moscow.

30 December 2022

Donetsk reveals number of civilians killed in 2022.

30 December 2022

Hollande backs up Merkel revelation on Donbass peace.

30 December 2022

Russian missile strikes, new defences and fighting into 2023.

31 December 2022

Russia missile strikes; Ukraine admits heavy losses; Türkiye mulls Syria pull out; Xi and Putin friendship.

31 December 2022

War of the Worlds begins in your neighbourhood ‘because — German Chancellor Merkel has just declared — Russia was never pacified‘.

31 December 2022

Douglas Macgregor – The Winter Offensive

View of the world – up to end of 2022

View of the world – 2023

View of the world – 2024

Ukraine – what you weren’t told – 2023

The Ukraine – what you are not told – 2024

 
 
 
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3 thoughts on “The war in the Ukraine – what you weren’t told – 2022

  1. Comrade
    1) looking for Douglas Tottle – Fraud Famine Fascism

    2) World Federation of Trade Unions is exposing the TUC leaders NATO militarism, and showing the biggest unions who call for ceasefire in one country while sending weapons to bomb another, how to do international solidarity.

  2. WHAT A CHRONOLOGY COMRADE. NOW WE NEED A STUDY GROUP TO ANALYSE AND THEN DISSEMINATE ON ALL OUR TRADE UNION PICKETS.

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