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I just want you to know I can see through your masks.


It’s been a long and winding road to find myself back where I began.

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  • John Venlet May 7, 2022, 8:14 AM

    2nd video; Weapons, weapons, weapons and more weapons, say the men whose graves I’d like to stand on, to ascertain they are dead.

    • Mike Austin May 7, 2022, 8:25 AM

      The talking heads from that video were poster boys and girls for the “military-industrial complex” about which Eisenhower warned: government and media and arms merchants working hand-in-hand to generate war—and thus profits—wherever they can. Their fancy homes and ample bank accounts rest upon millions of corpses and oceans of blood. Chaos is opportunity; human misery the result; ruined nations evidence of their handiwork.

      When Ukraine is a wasteland they will prowl about until they find another “dancing floor of war”.

      • Mike Austin May 7, 2022, 9:27 AM

        Or to put it another way: What would the US government do if:

        1. Putin asked for the assassination of the US president
        2. Prominent politicos of Russia also called for the president’s assassination
        3. Popular pundits of Russia favored the US president’s assassination
        4. Russia sank an American warship
        5. Russia arranged the killing of several pentagon leaders—and then boasted about it
        6. Russia shot down a troop transport carrying hundreds of American soldiers—and then boasted about it
        7. Russia sent thousands of tons of weaponry to an enemy with whom we are at war
        8. Russia conspired to place nuclear missiles on America’s borders
        9. Russia supported the several year effort of bombarding southern California and Texas with artillery

        For America this would be Pearl Harbor x the Cuban Missile Crisis x 9/11.

        Politics and military are like physics: every action demands a reaction. So what will Putin do?

        I hope the West likes surprises.

        • ghostsniper May 7, 2022, 1:10 PM

          Inneresting when they jackboot is installed on the other foot like that innit?
          What you wrote right there should be posted on the front page of every global media point around the globe tomorrow. Probably the most truth I will see all day.

        • John the River May 7, 2022, 4:53 PM

          I blurted out, “Russia will respond to this…”
          Everyone was shocked, “Russia can’t do that! That would start a War!”.

          Jesus!

        • ghostsniper May 7, 2022, 6:32 PM

          With the complicit media it would be the perfect black swan.

  • TeeRoy Jenkins May 7, 2022, 8:16 AM

    It is now well within the realm of plausibility that these assholes are going to get the vast majority of humanity killed within the next 6 months.

    They are crowing about the assistance they are providing and this morning there is a report of a attack on another high profile russian ship. Anyone think Putin is just going to take this shit? Would you?

    • Mike Austin May 7, 2022, 9:29 AM

      Or to put it another way: What would the US government do if:

      1. Putin asked for the assassination of the US president
      2. Prominent politicos of Russia also called for the president’s assassination
      3. Popular pundits of Russia favored the US president’s assassination
      4. Russia sank an American warship—and then boasted about it
      5. Russia arranged the killing of several pentagon leaders—and then boasted about it
      6. Russia shot down a troop transport carrying hundreds of American soldiers—and then boasted about it
      7. Russia sent thousands of tons of weaponry to an enemy with whom we are at war
      8. Russia conspired to place nuclear missiles on America’s borders
      9. Russia supported the several year effort of bombarding southern California and Texas with artillery

      For America this would be Pearl Harbor x the Cuban Missile Crisis x 9/11.

      Politics and military are like physics: every action demands a reaction. So what will Putin do?

      I hope the West likes surprises.

  • gwbnyc May 7, 2022, 8:23 AM

    snap out of it, our government and its network cheerleaders are 1000% pushing this.
    by that the reasoning can’t possibly be the truth.

    in other news however, fentanyl supplies are in surplus.

    • Joe Krill May 7, 2022, 9:03 AM

      gwbnye, it stinks to heaven above that your comment about our government is so true. Used to be our “unelected government”, no more. Those who cheer war haven’t the slightest inkling of what one single bullet can do. We got too many Rambo’s and not enough realists. Has anyone read “One second after” by William Forschen? He had two follow up books, “One year after” and “The final Day”. I highly recommend them.

  • KCK May 7, 2022, 8:46 AM

    I’m beginning a fund to send sticks and stones to NATO. Because: weapons are evil and capitalist (apparently).

    No wait! I have a better idea! Unilateral disarmament! Like the Soves used to demand (via a fifth column).

    Because: money. Who needs that shit? Let’s just hold all things in common. Sure, you may be eating dirt and rocks for awhile during the transition from fossil fuels to sunshine, but the survivors will feel privileged and highly moral about everything. No wait! You’re going to need the rocks for defense, because: weapons/bad.

    I can’t keep up.

    • Mike Austin May 7, 2022, 9:38 AM

      Please demonstrate where a commenter here wrote “weapons are evil and capitalist”.

      Please demonstrate where a commenter here wrote in favor of “unilateral disarmament”.

      Please demonstrate where a commenter here wrote against money.

      Please demonstrate where a commenter here wrote in favor of holding “all things in common”.

      You can’t keep up because you’re running the wrong way.

      • Casey Klahn May 7, 2022, 1:50 PM

        The obvious message of the videos (and by extension an agreeing comment, although I’m not aiming at specific ones) is an anti-capitalist and a kind of anti-war stance that is not so much anti-war as anti America defending itself.

        The indictment of weapons and weapons industries is typical soviet propaganda/ Marxist tripe. Do I deny that there is a military industrial complex? No. But, when a narrative feeds the guys who oppose our country, I get all up in their shit. It’s obvious propaganda.

        Weapons are actually doing great good in the world right now. American citizens have weapons OTA. This is better than good/ it is essential to preserving and hopefully saving Western Civilization. Weapons going to Europe are a bulwark against Russian expansion.

        Russian expansion (oh, I forgot – we made Russia invade). Whomst shall we tell them to invade next? Latvia? Poland? All ripe for the pickings, I suppose. Then, shazaam, we’ll sell weapons to both sides (Snidely Whiplash muttering here).

        It doesn’t escape me that the weapons we see being used by both sides are Russian made. The Western weapons are superior, and that is also a story to be told. Oh wait! Those were paid for with…wait for it…money! Where can I turn in all my money?

        • Mike Austin May 7, 2022, 6:10 PM

          “The obvious message of the videos (and by extension an agreeing comment, although I’m not aiming at specific ones) is an anti-capitalist and a kind of anti-war stance that is not so much anti-war as anti America defending itself.” Wow. So all those who disagree with you are against America defending herself? And are anti-war? And anti-capitalist? I would expect such sentiments from one of the US government’s 3-letter agencies. But from you? Whose side are you on anyway? Oh…since your views on Putin and Russia and Ukraine exactly correspond to those of Biden and Pelosi and the media, I have my answer.

          “The indictment of weapons and weapons industries is typical soviet propaganda/ Marxist tripe.” Another wow. So any criticism of any weapon is “propaganda”? Are you not aware of such debates going back 90 years about weapons such as naval aviation, battleships, the M-16, the F-35, the efficacy of carriers, ballistic missiles, ABMs and on and on? Have you ever heard of Colonel Billy Mitchell? Was he a Soviet agent? All of that is mere “propaganda” in your eyes?

          Anyone who disagrees with you thus is a “propagandist”, pro-Soviet, anti-American pacifist. Ok then. Nice to know where I stand.

  • ghostsniper May 7, 2022, 9:06 AM

    when it comes time to shoot all the targets will be inside the wire.
    there won’t be any time to know who is what.
    just shoot, and don’t stop.

    • Skorpion May 7, 2022, 10:36 AM

      @ghostsniper, since I was a teenager in the late Seventies, I always suspected the Big Fall would start from within our borders, rather than from action by the Communists, terrorists, etc.
      In 2022, I’m more sure than ever of it.

      • John Venlet May 7, 2022, 10:54 AM

        when it comes time to shoot all the targets will be inside the wire.

        All the targets are already inside the wire. Every. Single. One.

        • Terry May 7, 2022, 1:29 PM

          Every. Single. One.

          Anyone who cannot see this is either stupid, blind, or . . . one of the enemy. There is no middle ground. There is no going back. We have been placed in a corner and the walls are closing in. Do not panic, do not comply. The system is in crash mode and the fools at the controls are about to self immolate.

          Burn baby burn.

  • Steve (retired/recovering lawyer) May 7, 2022, 9:41 AM

    I used to think that “Iron Man I and II” movies were just fiction. I am beginning to think that there really is a Stark Enterprises out there, making weapons and selling them for enormous profit. I should know better. Shouldn’t I?

    • Skorpion May 7, 2022, 10:37 AM

      Google “Basil Zaharoff”.

      • billrla May 7, 2022, 11:26 AM

        Skorpion: Thanks for the reference. Very interesting biography.

  • javaguy May 7, 2022, 11:12 AM

    I recently had a conversation with someone who doesn’t believe that the Military-Industrial Complex really influences military operations, such as the Ukraine/Russian War. He agreed that they do make huge profits from these conflicts but because wars are never good for the economy in the long run, they are not able to influence governments to take such actions. He pointed out the huge increase in gas prices and inflation that is a result of this new conflict. For some reason, he seems to think that those in charge care about what happens to the common people. Unfortunately, such naiveté is the problem with today’s society, too many people believe that the government is looking out for their best interest. Even after 2 ½ years of a so-called pandemic in which millions lost their livelihood, small businesses were crushed, forced vaccinations, and Big Pharma making billions of dollars people still trust the government. Our representative government no longer represents the people they are all in the pockets of billionaires and corporations. Our representatives continue to enrich themselves at the expense of We the People.

    I have to agree that the collapse of our country is going to happen from within. I believe this because there are too many stupid people out there that are so blind that they cannot see what is in front of them. These assholes need to break away from the Bread and Circus that is the MSM, social media, and the professional sports that are only there to distract them from the truth.

    • steveaz May 7, 2022, 7:21 PM

      JavaGuy,
      I think we are witnessing the greatest Rope-A-Dope ever conceived. Everything possible, from ‘Ukraine’ to ‘COVID’ has been done to entice our radicals to dive deeper into our nets. These stoopid schools of ‘smart-set’ fish cannot see the purse-seine net they’re in. And we are about to cinch it up.

      Florida’s push-back against Disney is just the start. The installation of Ms. “I’m not a biologist” Brown on the SCOTUS is a sign the trap’s filling up. Lot’s of Tides Foundation and CFR acolytes in the catch, it looks like. NGO’s are spoiling the catch!

      BTW: The Ukraine/COVID machine is running out of steam. Noone outside paid, professional soldiery and arms manufacturers will follow this administration into their next war. The rest of us are raising babies and planting gardens. The wheels are falling off Biden’s chariot.

      The Dopes are in the rope-trap. It’s about time for us to haul-in the catch for sorting!

  • Hoss May 7, 2022, 12:37 PM

    The Black Sabbath song “War Pigs” comes to mind.

  • Callmelennie May 7, 2022, 2:13 PM

    I wonder if anyone in our govt or mil industrial complex can read a map. The action now is in Eastern Ukraine. In order for these “weapon systems” to get to where whey can help, they need to transported out in the open over hundreds of miles

    And then theres the problem of the Dnipro River completely blocking passage of these ” weapons systems” to the AO no matter where the shipments originated from.

    But I’m sure the Russians will simply allow NATO to use the bridges across the Dnipro. Maybe NATO can dock at Odessa with these WS’s, unless of course Russia preposiotioned submarines in the Black Sea. And I dont think C-17 are agile enough to dodge S-300 missiles

    Obviously none of this stuff will get there NOW. Ukraine did well with advanced weapons that were already THERE in Ukraine when this shit show started, but thats all used up. And all these people know these WS will be destroyed .. but all that means is more contracts for more “weapons systems”

  • ghostsniper May 7, 2022, 2:54 PM

    There’s got to be a way to stop the US gov’t money pipeline.
    Until that happens the insanity will continue and get worse.

  • Casey Klahn May 7, 2022, 4:06 PM

    • Mike Austin May 7, 2022, 5:42 PM

      Nice tune.

      The Hymn of the Soviet Union

      “Unbreakable Union of freeborn Republics,
      Great Russia has welded forever to stand.
      Created in struggle by will of the people,
      United and mighty, our Soviet land!

      Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,
      Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.
      O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,
      To Communism’s triumph lead us on!

      Through tempests the sunrays of freedom have cheered us,
      Along the new path where great Lenin did lead.
      To a righteous cause he raised up the peoples,
      Inspired them to labor and valorous deed.

      Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,
      Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.
      O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,
      To Communism’s triumph lead us on!

      In the victory of Communism’s deathless ideal,
      We see the future of our dear land.
      And to her fluttering scarlet banner,
      Selflessly true we always shall stand!”

      Like our own about America, the Soviet Anthem calls the USSR “the home of the free”. Seems like a popular sentiment, then and now. And “unbreakable union” sounds a lot like “one nation, indivisible”.

      Putin takes the “unbreakable union” part quite seriously.

      • KCK May 7, 2022, 6:07 PM

        If you consider an ideal USA, and an ideal USSR, there is no equivalency.

    • ghostsniper May 7, 2022, 6:39 PM

      Not bad. Sounds kinda “churchy”.

  • Vanderleun May 7, 2022, 5:31 PM

    “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

    • Mike Austin May 7, 2022, 5:46 PM

      Can anyone imagine the ruling class of the US saying these words today about “fly-over country”? Rather, the Americans who live there are called “terrorists” and “extremists”. The US makes war at home and makes war abroad. So be it.

      When will they ever learn?

  • KCK May 7, 2022, 6:25 PM

    Put out your hand, friends. Put it out, palm up, and take the red pill I am handing you.

    Don’t shoot me, I’m just the piano player! It isn’t the industrialist who makes war. It’s you, citizen. OK, it’s incontrovertible that the military-industrial complex stokes the fires, but they don’t light it. Your fool ass lights it. By “fool ass,” I mean in this case Mr Biden’s constituents. Because I have a reasonable suspicion that Trump would be setting policy that would: avoid the upcoming European War, and place a firm and menacing boot on Putin’s (small) testicular orbs.

    Even Hitler had a constituency. Mao, as well. The public will either support or despise their leadership’s wars.

    I was watching MonkeyWerx, and he was as much as saying that the war will kick off because the supplies are being airlifted to Europe. Shy’yeah, supplies begin wars! I never liked this guy’s assessments. I think he should stick to gathering, and leave analysis alone.

    The next thing I know it, you sonsabitches will be blaming the next war on the army. Said with love.

    Here’s what has to happen in Europe. Putin needs his mind so fully, and totally: crushed, that he will not be able to continue as the head of state in Russia. Bonus points for scaring the shit out of China’s Xi. Game over. Military brinksmanship must end. Short of that, I highly suggest that: we do not lose a war in Europe. I know what you’re thinking. “But, but it’s NATO and the US that started the war.” FGS, man. Get ahold of yourself. That requires mental somersaults as fiendish as the Seattle neck-stabbing urinating car-burning man. “We” start a war to destroy our own wealth to harm Putin (for no apparent reason) and to take over the state we already control. Said no Dr Evil guy, ever.

    Again: establish a policy that stops the European War, or wins it, and then turn towards the homeland and begin rooting out the corruption, with prejudice. There. I solved that. Next slide.

    • ghostsniper May 7, 2022, 6:48 PM

      I couldn’t make sense out of any of that.
      But this did jump right out: “Short of that, I highly suggest that: we do not lose a war in Europe.”

      As far as I can tell the last time the US military won a declared war it was in Europe, and not since. Today however the US military is nothing more than an embarrassing shadow, a distant memory, of what it was 40 years ago and never will be again. If the US politicians touch this thing off, like I’m pretty certain they are trying to do, the US military will be handed it’s ass and the US citizenry will suffer as they have never before. And when that happens there will no longer be any homeland problems needing attention. In short, your priorities are reversed.

      • Casey Klahn May 7, 2022, 7:15 PM

        NATO is eating Russia’s lunch in Europe. Only myopia prevents you from seeing this. Yes, the homefront is the priority, but the European War (Crimean War II) is the clear and present danger.

        What I hear you saying is leave the Russians to ride free. Let the car burn in the street, and let the urinating neck stabbing Seattleite man roam the streets at will. Fuck that. It will require some attention to stop or win in Europe. You act like it’s 1940 or something.

        Uh, the army is in better shape than you think, but it is just barely so. Russian deep corruption shows them to be paper tigers. We are on the same road to perdition, but with the motherfukin M1A2 tank and the F35. The fuse, should that cap off, is short. Agreed. But as it now stands, one Ranger battalion and a pissed-off national guard division could fukup the Russian army on the Poland border should that cap off.

        • John Venlet May 8, 2022, 5:51 AM

          This Russia/Ukraine dustup, cheered on by NATO, which basically means the deep state apparatus of the United States, is, in my opinion, NOT about Putin desiring a united Russia, or Ukraine not desiring to lose a couple of regions which want to sidle up to Russia. It is all a distraction. I think the corruption within the Ukraine, which has been feeding large sums of money into the hands of U.S. politicians, both Dems and Repubs, for some years, is in fact the reason the U.S. government, both deep state and acting politicians, are falling over themselves to talk as if they are supporting Ukraine. If Ukraine is largely ruined by their mixing it up with the Russians, all the better for the deep state and the political class. Rampant destruction not only destroys the cities, towns, etc., it destroys evidence, and quite possibly the individuals who can provide keys to the evidence. This Russia/Ukraine dustup is a distracting coverup of just how illegally government operates.

          Casey, in regards to weapons, the ability to design and manufacture them, and have enough on hand for actual use is important, but only if all these weapons are meant for protecting American citizens and the United States’ borders. I’m all for a strong defense, if it is meant for Americans. What’s going on in Russia/Ukraine is not American citizens concerns. But is of concern to the deep state and politicians, only because so much money has flowed through the Ukraine into their personal pockets.

        • ghostsniper May 8, 2022, 6:54 AM

          “What I hear you saying is leave the Russians to ride free.”
          ==========
          Nope. Never implied that.
          I’m not concerned with the affairs of other countries as long as they are not a direct threat to the US, which Russia is not. Also, it is YOU that keeps bringing up your father and WWII not me. (You act like it’s 1940 or something.)

          In the bigger picture, and in light of all of the criminality and corruption and lying and stealing the US gov’t has done over the past, at least, 50 years I just don’t understand how any sane person can agree to it’s involvement with anything. The US gov’t is the worst thing to have ever happened to this planet and if you don’t see that, well, I don’t know what else to say. I don’t condone anything to do with this rotten assed gov’t and will do everything I can, short of getting targeted by them, to not assist them in any way. I will not be part of the criminality that threatens me and you right here and right now.

          • ghostsniper May 8, 2022, 10:27 AM

            Go back to the playground bushes criminal pedo troll.

  • azlibertarian May 8, 2022, 12:03 PM

    Before I get started, let me stipulate a couple of things….

    * Zelensky (sp?) and much of Ukraine is totally corrupt and in bed with the Bidens, et. al. I don’t like this any more than any of us do, but I do see that this is the way much of the world works.

    * Yeah, multi-star generals and big-time politicos often end up on Boards where they cash in on their former .gov careers. Again, I don’t like this, but it is the way that things are. (Full attribution: As a young AF Lieutenant, I was in the same squadron as Phil Breedlove, recently retired 4-star as Supreme Allied Commander Europe. I didn’t know him well….he worked on one end of the building, I, on the other.).

    But regarding the war in Ukraine, I think that it is important to keep the war in Ukraine. Putin, believing that enough of Ukraine (if not all of it) is Russian, is offended that Ukraine had a spoken desire to join NATO. He’s launched his war to keep Ukraine out of NATO and in his sphere.

    But he also has similar views with regard to the Baltics and much of Poland, not to mention Hungary, and as far west as parts of Germany. Putin paid little-to-no consequence when he took the Crimea, and for his under-the-table support of the problems in eastern Ukraine.

    So while I too am reluctant to get involved in another war, what is the downside to inaction on our part? It seems to me that we’re no more than a hair away from being involved either way it goes. We either ship weapons and provide intelligence to Ukraine now or we see further incursions into full-fledged NATO states and then what?

    • ghostsniper May 8, 2022, 2:12 PM

      Yes, and then what?
      Cannot other countries decide for themselves?
      Who made the criminal US politicians the authority of the world?
      Does anybody remember the Cuban missile crisis?
      How is this any different, but in reverse?