Ukraine – The Bear Caught The Kraken By Using This Trick

Friday, 1 July 2022 — Moon of Alabama

This is the map that shows the historic development of Ukraine.


Russia is, in my opinion, aiming at taking the pink and yellow parts which have predominantly Russian speaking populations. The most north- western pink oblast is Kharkov which is also the name of the oblast’s main city.

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Europe’s Third Attempt at Suicide and Generation Z+

27 June, 2022 — The Saker

By Batiushka for The Saker Blog

‘The next war in Europe will be between Russia and Fascism, except that Fascism will be called Democracy.’

Fidel Castro, c. 1992


Europe is a serial suicide. The first attempt began in Sarajevo in 1914 and finished in Versailles in 1919. The second began a generation later in Warsaw in 1939 and ended in Berlin in 1945. Having very nearly succeeded at the second attempt (it missed atomic bombs by mere months), Europe sobered up and slowed down, waiting till the centenary of 1914 before it tried for the third time. This attempt began in Kiev, again in Eastern Europe, in 2014 and is continuing in the Special Military Operation (SMO). At every attempt Europe has lost. The first time it lost three empires (the Russian, the Austro-Hungarian and the German), the second time two Empires, the fatally weakened British and French, so ensuring the supremacy of the American Empire in Europe, as in the rest of the world.

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Lavrov gets it right by comparing European Union and NATO to Hitler’s old Axis

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, — The Saker

By Guilherme Wilbert for the Saker Blog

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on 06/24/2022 that the European Union and NATO appear to be carrying out a military coalition for a war against Russia. The statement was given in Baku in Azerbaijan during an interview.

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Russia steals the thunder in ‘wheat war’

Thursday, 30 June 2022 — Indian Punchline

Russian Defense Ministry in Frunzenskaya Embankment, Moscow

In a master stroke of military diplomacy, Russian Foreign Ministry announced today that it is “withdrawing” the garrison in Snake Island, the hotly contested Black Sea property from where Ukrainian forces were evicted in March in the early days of Moscow’s special military operation.

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No, NATO Will Not Get Ready For War

Thursday, 30 June 2022 — Moon of Alabama

I had a good laugh when I read this nonsense:

NATO to boost troops on high alert to over 300,000 -Stoltenberg

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO will boost the number of troops on high alert by more than sevenfold to over 300,000, its secretary-general said on Monday, as allies prepared to adopt a new strategy describing Moscow as a direct threat four months into the Ukraine war.

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Behind the Tin Curtain: BRICS+ vs NATO/G7

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 — The Cradle

The west is nostalgically caught up with outdated ‘containment’ policies, this time against Global South integration. Unfortunately for them, the rest of the world is moving on, together.

By Pepe Escobar Credit: The Cradle

Once upon a time, there existed an Iron Curtain which divided the continent of Europe. Coined by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the term was in reference to the then-Soviet Union’s efforts to create a physical and ideological boundary with the west. The latter, for its part, pursued a policy of containment against the spread and influence of communism.

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Russia is Left with Few Options Other than to Defend Itself, “As Always!”

Monday, 9 June 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Henry Kamens


One prince rides out from the West, the other from the East, destined to do battle until Judgment Day decrees there must come a time of peace. Ancient legends have always fascinated me, and it has always seemed that this is always with us: the past, the present and the future all knotted together in a repetitive loop.

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The Plan Emerges: America’s Leadership Will “Dismantle Russia” for Good

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Phil Butler


The Russian Federation just came out with a new imperative entitled “Destroying America: A Moral Imperative.” Okay, not really. But the United States has come out with exactly this strategy for “dealing with” Russia. Only the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) version is titled “Decolonizing Russia.” Apparently, the plan is not to utterly destroy the world’s biggest country, it’s just a strategy to break it up into manageable pieces.

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G7: Cracks in Western unity on Russia

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — Indian Punchline

A show of unity, as G7 and European Union leaders met, Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, Germany, June 27, 2022

Ottoman Sultan Abdulmejid spared no expense to build the sumptuous Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul during 1843 and 1856, which was constructed to impress the world. It had the largest Bohemian crystal chandelier ever installed and fourteen tonnes of gold to gild the ceilings.

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Madrid and other Matters

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 — The van says…

It takes a special kind of stupid to grin like this when you’ve just been blackmailed by one of your members.


This week sees the NATO summit being held as Russia continues its Special Military Operation in the Ukraine, words and war happening in the same week. This article, alongside other issues, will compare the announcements that are apparently going be made in Madrid with both current events and those that could occur in the future. No official statement will be made until the end of the summit, yet very reliable sources indeed have been saying the same things over recent days, leading the author to presume their veracity.
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Calls by Western Socialists for a Russian Retreat from Ukraine Amount to De Facto Support for NATO Aggression

22 May 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Roger Annis

On May 11, the online news journal Mediapart in France interviewed Olivier Besancenot following his recent return from a fact-finding mission to Ukraine. The interview was translated into English and published in a French Trotskyist journal that publishes in English and French.

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Megalopolis x Russia: Total War

Friday, 6 May 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Pepe Escobar

After careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.

But it’s our fate / To have no place to rest, / As suffering mortals / Blindly fall and vanish / From one hour / To the next, / Like water falling / From cliff to cliff, downward / For years to uncertainty. 

Holderlin, Hyperion’s Fate Song

Operation Z is the first salvo of a titanic struggle: three decades after the fall of the USSR, and 77 years after the end of WWII, after careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”. No wonder the Empire of Lies has gone completely berserk, obsessed in completely expelling Russia from the West-centric system.

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Extortions against Russia hit Latin America

Wednesday, 13 April 2022 — Opciones

images/authors/2022/04/lrNI6Y_06-04-2022_14.04.04.000000.jpg Hedelberto López Blanch

The enormous pressures exerted by the United States on Latin American nations to join the Russophobic policy it has imposed on the planet by controlling the main media outlets may exacerbate these problems.

One of the most affected is Ecuador, because if in 2021, 20% of the bananas it exported were destined for Russia (some 85 million boxes), now it has nowhere to put them and they will go to waste with the consequent monetary loss.

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A pivotal moment in eastern Ukraine

Sunday, 26 June 2022 — Indian Punchline


Ukrainian troops retreat from Severodonetsk city in the eastern Luhansk Oblast after weeks of fighting, June 24, 2022

The retreat of Ukrainian troops from Severodonetsk city in the Luhansk Oblast of the country is a pivotal moment in the ongoing conflict. The Russian forces are now almost in total control over the Luhansk region. The latest reports from front lines say Russian forces entered the last remaining city of Lysychansk in Luhansk on June 25.

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Welcoming Old Friends

Sunday, 26 June 2022 — The Van Says…


Van friendThis is one of thousands of tales telling of how the Ukrainian people were abused by their own countrymen


Four months after Russia launched its Special Military Operation in the Ukraine, immense tracts of former Ukrainian territory are now under Russian control. Despite western media reports to the contrary, rather than the people of these regions fighting the Russians, they are actually welcoming them. This article will examine why.
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