Ukraine – what you’re not told – UPDATED AUGUST 077

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Ukraine – what you’re not told

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 4 2022

How Russia will counterpunch the U.S./EU Declaration of War.

An early look at the economic sanctions and the way they might come back to bite the ‘west’.

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.

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.

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. [rt.com link. If in Britain use TOR browser.]

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.

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 13 2022

Criminal cases launched in Latvia after events at the monument in Victory Park, Riga.

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

The Pentagon says: Russia No! – but China Yes! – when it comes to making war for the benefit of the US economy.

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.

[For some inexplicable reason rt.com is now becoming available in Britain – not through any UK based ISP (rt.com is blocked in democratic Britain where ‘freedom of the press’ is sacrosanct) but by using the TOR browser. At the beginning of the conflict when most – if not all EU countries put the block on news media from Russia – this wasn’t easy even on TOR. The situation (at least at the time of writing) seems to have changed. There is a ‘Denial of Service’ check to go through first, to prove you are not a robot, but then you are normally able to get to the RT homepage. Some of the links below relate to rt.com and, assuming this situation remains, so will others in the future.]

29 May 2022

Hunger games: how the world’s farmers have become collateral victims of sanctions against Russia. [rt.com link. If in Britain use TOR browser.]

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. [rt.com link. If in Britain use TOR browser.]

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. [rt.com link. If in Britain use TOR browser.]

2 June 2022

US faces economic ‘hurricane’ – JP Morgan. [rt.com link. If in Britain use TOR browser.]

2 June 2022

EU members clash over Waffen-SS memorial. [rt.com link. If in Britain use TOR browser.]

3 June 2022

Global food crisis a result of policy mistakes by US and EU. [rt.com link. If in Britain use TOR browser.]

3 June 2022

The coming global fracture as economic orders clash.

3 June 2022

Belarus offers to help US with baby formula. [rt.com link. If in Britain use TOR browser.]

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. [rt.com link. If in Britain use TOR browser.]

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. [rt.com link. If in Britain use TOR browser.]

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

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.

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