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Noted in Passing: Invading is easy. Conquering is hard. Occupying is Afghanistan.

Bearing in mind that there are millions of phones that can send photos and videos anywhere in the world at any time we are ALL about to see the vile ugliness of our wars up close and personal for the first time in history. Every battle. Every bombing. Every death. Every atrocity. Right there in your hands. REAL-TIME. NO FILTERS.  Humanity will NOT like what it looks like in these dark mirrors.

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  • tim February 25, 2022, 12:27 PM

    You mean until Big Tech doesn’t want us to see any of it anymore, so Brandon’s poll numbers don’t crater to the single digits.

    Three more years of this fucking retard…

    • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 12:33 PM

      Maybe. Biden and his crew are walking invitations to Black Swans.

    • Vanderleun February 25, 2022, 12:50 PM

      Maybe less.

    • ghostsniper February 26, 2022, 6:32 AM

      Speaking of fucking retard.
      When you hear mention of military intelligence (intelligence sources, etc.), think, retarded bullshit lies.

      When you hear mention of someone being an intelligence expert, think, fucking retard.

      When have you ever in your whole life seen any faction of US gov’t demonstrate anything that could even remotely be called intelligent? Cite just one example. Just one.

      All of it, every single molecule of gov’t at all levels is criminal, conniving, deceptive and dangerous. Stay away from it and never trust anything about it. Ever.

  • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 12:30 PM

    Ukrainians are not Afghanis. They will respond to the horrors of war in their own way. My guess is that the Ukrainians will recoil where the Afghanis reveled. Seeing live what the Russian military is doing to their nation will not cause Ukrainians to fight with whatever they can muster, but rather to surrender so that they can save whatever is left. Much of Ukraine is either Russian speaking or favors Russia. The Ukrainians know full well that, whatever bravado their government is showing now, that they have perhaps the most corrupt leadership in Europe. Their nation was bought and paid for by the US during the Obama regime, and has since served as a milch cow for degenerate American politicos. Some Ukrainians are most certainly thinking that life under Putin might be better than the one they currently have.

    Where the Afghanis were hard, the Ukrainians are soft; where the Afghanis were savage, the Ukrainians are civilized. The Ukrainians went through the Holodomor. One lesson from it not mentioned in schoolbooks is this one: There is a price to be paid for resisting Moscow.

    • gw February 25, 2022, 1:00 PM

      Agreed. Don’t see William Wallace there.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu5HUE3hjlE

      • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 1:08 PM

        Excellent point. Why would any Ukrainian fight for his bastard of a government that sold itself to American oligarchs and pedophiles? His bastard of a president Volodymyr Zelenskyy serves the interests of Globohomo; Putin is its enemy.

        • Dave J February 25, 2022, 6:24 PM

          Some may not fight for their
          Govt but for their home…

      • james wilson February 25, 2022, 1:41 PM

        Is the Ukraine a country? If it were would it not be referred to as Ukraine? Hard to become patriotic about a the.

    • azlibertarian February 25, 2022, 1:58 PM

      …My guess is that the Ukrainians will recoil where the Afghanis reveled….

      Caveat, the first: As I sit here from the safety of the internet, thousands of miles (hundreds?, tens?) from anyone looking to shoot me, I will be the first to admit that I dunno nuttin’ about nuttin’™.

      But sonofazlib brought this to my attention yesterday, and like everything on the internet regarding what is going on in Ukraine, I cautioned him that what you see might not be what really happened. It is horrible to watch that video, and when you do, you (or at least, I) thought that I had witnessed a war-crime.

      However, today I saw this video…..
      https://twitter.com/sotiridi/status/1497208542448730113?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1497208542448730113%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcitizenfreepress.com%2Fbreaking%2Frussia-tank-crushes-passengers-in-car-disturbing-video%2F

      I think I’m seeing two angles on the same event. I think what we’re seeing in the second video is a Ukrainian ambush of a Russian truck. They shoot a guy out of the bed of the truck, and then shoot up the cab. After all that…at about 1:16…you see what I believe was that same APC drive over the civilian vehicle.

      Caveat-the-Second: My military experience is ancient, and consisted of flying C-130s in the Air Force. That means that I know next-to-nothing about small-unit or armored tactics.

      But if you were a Russian driving an APC through a hot ambush, might you believe that a car headed towards you was a threat? I think that it is possible.

      And before anyone goes there, I fully understand that the U.S. and the Russians look at collateral damages entirely differently.

      So, I’m sorry, Mike, but when you say that the Ukrainians are recoiling from the Russians, I’m not seeing it (again, with my Caveat-the-First). I think that enough of the Ukrainians are choosing to make it difficult for the Russians that they’re making some difference. Will they beat back the Russians? Personally, I doubt it. But I do think that they can make the Russians pay a high price for whatever victory they achieve. And in my mind, good on ’em for it.

      BTW, I found both videos over at https://citizenfreepress.com/.

      • Anonymous February 25, 2022, 5:00 PM

        You’re quite correct that it is hard to know the flow and status of the conflict. However, reporting seems to be reliable that the Russians are on the verge of invading Kiev. So, in two days Russian forces have secured territory approximately 230 miles into Ukraine from the the border (approx the distance from NYC to DC). It’s also probably fair to assume the best defensive forces were positioned between the border and the capital, and have been driven back. Further, Russia may be in control of large areas of Ukraine populated by the Russian-speaking population. What’s really happened? We won’t know for awhile. But we do know their capital is about to be breached. That’s certainly not effective defense so far.

        • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 5:10 PM

          Any government that all of a sudden decides to pass out AKs to its people, and then prevents all males between 18 and 60 from leaving the country, does not sound as if it is winning a war. On the contrary.

        • gw February 25, 2022, 5:19 PM

          P.S., neglected to add my id to the Anon note above.

      • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 5:07 PM

        I am not cognizant of Russian and Ukrainian military vehicles, and neither can I speak the Russian and Ukrainian languages. I also know nothing about the tactics of the opposing armies. For those reasons I would be extremely hesitant to post videos claiming this and claiming that. All is propaganda. Even today we are still changing our views—and rewriting History books—concerning World War II as more and more documents are found or are released. Think of a person on the ground at the Polish – Soviet border in 1941. He would be screaming that all was over and done, that the Soviets had been destroyed. Is that what happened?

        Here is what we know: Russia invaded Ukraine. People died. Things were blown up. The Ukrainian president is begging for help. Russia seems to be winning as of February 25, 2022. Ukraine seems to be losing as of February 25, 2022. That’s about it.

        If or when the Russian flag flies over Kiev, we will know the war is over and who won it. I doubt that anyone would claim otherwise.

        “War Crimes” accusations are only made upon the loser. If some international lawyer wants to accuse Putin of a “war crime”, he can go to Moscow and arrest him.

        I am a big reader of Citizens Free Press.

        • KCK February 25, 2022, 7:32 PM

          I read every video like a book, based on military doctrine, and Russian doctrine. Kiev will not fall tomorrow, that is evident because the paratroop and commando attacks are not what I call “the real army.” Speaking of armor and mech infantry (AKA: the real army) they are not large in number nor are they the best ones – I mean those who are attacking from Belarus. The heavy-hitters are advancing slowly from the east and now face blown bridges.

          Russia is in a stutter moment. Can Ukraine capitalize on this? If they want to do so, they will need to seize the initiative from some quarter of the invasion. That will be hard – it would involve delaying a tank force enough to force them to quit their advance, or adjust their objectives.

          The Ukrainians are fighting balls-out and they ought to be admired. I take back any shit I ever said about corruption there. Their past corruption, compared to ours, is like a kitten to a rampaging bull. We are the corrupt ones (Biden’s party). We absolutely suck, and haven’t much moral authority in complaining about Ukraine.

          Fuck Russia, and fuck Putin. Fuck Joe Biden (sideways).

          • James ONeil February 27, 2022, 8:09 AM

            I still see Russia as defending their border. Soviet missiles in Cuba was not acceptable to us. NATO missiles in the Ukraine is not acceptable to Russia. FJB, the new(est) world order, et al created this, Ukrainians and Russians are fighting the good fight, but with the wrong people. Me, I don’t take back any shit I ever said about corruption there, or here.

            • Mike Austin February 27, 2022, 2:08 PM

              It amuses me—if that is the right word—that those on our side who bark all day long about defending Ukraine at all costs and who excoriate Putin as a modern—guess who?—Hitler, are siding with these charming folks:

              Bush
              Biden
              Pelosi
              Romney
              Soros
              Hillary
              Obama
              Kerry
              Swalwell
              Graham
              McConnell
              CNN
              UN
              EU

              I could make the list longer, but the point is made. How bizarre that our side complains almost hourly about the depredations of these folks but who then join their side and put on their cyber armor to defend to the death—the death of Ukrainians, that is—something called “democracy”, an odd creature that has never existed there.

              Putin defends Russia. Find one member of the American elite who defends America. Take your time.

              Putin is warring against Globohomo, against the US using Ukraine as a money spitoon, against CIA interference, against the Biden – Pelosi – Romney – Fauci corruption there—and on and on. Those who support Ukraine fantasize that it is some Periclean People’s Republic, when the reality is that it has one of the most corrupt and degraded governments on the planet. For years it has begged destruction. Putin obliges it.

              Many brag about how tough they are, and how they will defend to the death any incursion by any government to their freedoms; and then go on and on about how the Ukrainians should defend their nation to the death no matter the consequences to their families or to the future of Ukraine itself. I will say to these wannabe and cut-rate Achilles this: “Buy a one way ticker to Kiev. Get your free AK. Fight to the death.”

              Happy hunting.

  • BillH February 25, 2022, 12:42 PM

    With all of it on eveybody’s phone in real time, wonder if society at large will develop the callous indifference you see (and have) when you’re in it?

  • OneGuy February 25, 2022, 1:05 PM

    A thousand young men with a rifle, food camouflage and a will can do some serious damage to an invading army. Ten thousand of the same could kill a lot of Russian soldiers. One hundred thousand could make it a massacre. Yes the Russians will still win but Ukraine can make it a costly win. Send the women and children to Poland. Arm every man left and have them disperse with a single military objective ; kill Russian soldiers. Don’t do it in groups, don’t all stay in the city, stay hidden until you have a clear shot, repeat.

    • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 1:17 PM

      I see no Thermopylae here; nor do I see a Ukrainian Leonidas. I see a lot of normal people who just want all this to end. There is a way to salvage their nation, and every Ukrainian knows it. Any “costly win” for Russia would just be a far more costlier and bloodier defeat for Ukraine. Have you any doubts about how Russian soldiers—not exactly known for their humanitarian instincts—would treat Ukrainian citizens if they harbored, aided, abetted, and sympathized with, a guerrilla army? You are asking the Ukrainians to commit suicide.

      • OneGuy February 25, 2022, 4:58 PM

        Of course you are right! What was I thinking? The Ukrainians should lay down their arms and beg for their lives. You have a brilliant military mind. LOL.

        But you miss the point. Russia will win, they have greater forces and firepower. Make it easy on them and they will still punish the people and will feel powerful enough to invade another country. However, as I said, ten thousand or one hundred thousand patriotic Ukrainians with the will to defend their country can kill a lot of Russian soldiers. Why not??? Grow some balls!!!
        I would defend my country with my life!

        • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 5:28 PM

          It sounds more like you would defend it with your death. The dead don’t win wars. The dead don’t rebuild. The dead have no say in the future. You already admitted that Ukraine can’t win, so what is the point? You want to prove something? To whom? Have you any words for the tens of thousands of widows and orphans your “advice” would create? Your military “advice” would cause more dead Ukrainians than the Russians ever could.

          Ah, you want to be a hero, to go out in a blaze of glory. Lots of those types in graveyards and bomb craters. A man of courage backed by Wisdom does not fight wildly like some insensate animal. He chooses his battlefields.

          General Lee received similar advice in April of 1865. You might check out what he said.

          Have you any counter-argument about your “advice” causing a gruesome and useless civil war? Or is the sum total of your strategic knowledge to demand of a stranger that he “grow some balls”?

          • OneGuy February 25, 2022, 6:28 PM

            They are going to die anyway. You fight because they are invading. You don’t get it that is clear from your post. The expectation is that 50,000 Ukrainians will die in this invasion. I would guess that number is much higher, But after the occupation many more will die and many will face a fate worse than death. They will die in a cold cell wishing that they took up arms against the invaders. Can’t explain that to you I’m guessing you got 100% of your knowledge from a book and know nothing about what is going to unfold and I mean not just in Ukraine. Lead, follow or get out of the way, and YES grow some balls.

    • ghostsniper February 25, 2022, 2:58 PM

      What is wrong with you, have you no sense of decency at all?
      You don’t even seem to know what’s going on.

      • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 3:20 PM

        There is more as well. Think of any imagined “ten thousand” Ukrainian guerrillas. They would fight the Russians, but they would also fight their fellow Ukrainians—those who wanted to surrender and those who supported Russia. Such a civil war is brutal beyond almost all understanding—or have we learned nothing from Yugoslavia?

        The result would be a Ukraine in ruins: depopulated, burned out, ravaged, desolate, and infected with hatreds that would last 1000 years. Does that sound like a victory?

        • Richard G. February 26, 2022, 10:19 PM

          “a Ukraine in ruins: depopulated, burned out, ravaged, desolate, and infected with hatreds that would last 1000 years.”
          An apt description of the aftermath of the Holomodor. There is bad blood by the bucket full already, left over from Stalin and WW II. Ukrainians joined the Nazi Wehrmacht by the brigade to go kill Russians. It all ended badly when the Russians returned.

    • TrangBang68 February 25, 2022, 3:20 PM

      The Russians reportedly already turned the Chechnyan Muslim lunatics loose on the Ukrainian crackers.

      • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 3:28 PM

        Yes, and for the same reasons that George III turned loose his Hessians upon the American colonies: to create fear among the populace—everyone knew the reputation of the Hessians—and to make a war that the British were too squeamish to wage.

        Imagine a type of warfare that the Russian army is too squeamish to wage. God help those tremendously unlucky Ukrainians who wander into a bunch of Chechens.

  • Joe Krill February 25, 2022, 2:43 PM

    One axiom. WAR IS HELL. There is nothing spiritual about it. It is pure emotional/physical hell. You cannot sugar coat it in any way imaginable. America had better wake up because our enemies are already inside our gates. One suggestion to all. When it comes it is going to be about saving America. It is my firm belief that saving America will be worth it. May God continue to be with us.

    • ghostsniper February 25, 2022, 3:00 PM

      To save “America” will require many millions of dead people.

      • Jack February 25, 2022, 3:15 PM

        That is very true. It is also true that in the past, on this site, I’ve read and participated in a huge number of discussions that address that very possibility, realizing that when we begin to understand that the SHTF and the jig is up, there will be little else to do except try to kill as many of them as is possible before giving up our individual and personal lives.

        I’ve heard many of us discussing ways to kill or maim them too, from the fat doofus that shows up at the front door demanding this or that or the local obedient cops or obedient gub’mint troops on a mission who come to collect our guns or haul us off to some place or camp, from the security of our homes.

        Those things are occurring in Ukraine from a foreign invading power. Ostensibly, at least in our futures, those dangers would come from our home-boys. Would or should we expect any less of the citizens of that nation, fighting and resisting an invasion, than those things that we have discussed that might occur to us from our own government?

      • TrangBang68 February 25, 2022, 3:21 PM

        That sounds about right.

      • Joe Krill February 25, 2022, 3:56 PM

        ghost sniper–America is worth it. If anyone thinks not then I ask, what are you doing living here? . The question I just asked was made knowing full well that there are millions of others who feel the same way. WAR IS HELL. We have brought what is on our doorstep on ourselves, from the pablum pukers in the pulpits to the amoral elite who have made their fortunes selling us out to our enemies. We the people have stood back while it all happened, all too happy to watch trash on the tube rather than pick up a Bible and study it, study it rather than listen to some pablum puker tell us what they think it says. Make no mistake ghost sniper, God has had our six since we told the queen to stuff it. It is my opinion that God is somewhat displeased with how we have pissed on His Blessings and protection. While we can still repent and go back to our roots, the moral character that built this nation is on its death bed. The situation is only worsened because we have too many fat, dumb, happy and lazy naysayers whose only skin in the game is their own pleasure.

        • ghostsniper February 26, 2022, 4:38 AM

          Joe says, and axes: “America is worth it. If anyone thinks not then I ask, what are you doing living here?”
          ========

          The 2nd part first. Because I was born here and choose to continue to do so.

          1st part.
          First, you have to ask yourself, “What is America?”
          Is it imaginary lines on a globe?
          Is it 350,000,000 people telling each other what to do?
          Is it a seemingly endless line of politicians and bureaucrats constantly chipping away at the foundation of liberty?
          Is it a place where fairly intelligent and physically able peoples are able to still carve out a decent existence in spite of the enormous and ever growing obstacles?

          I say yes to all of the above.

          The only America I know is the one that I hold in my mind and in my heart and the image of which was cultivated in me since birth and nurtured through 67 winters and summers here. Now, I am too old to consider options to relocate to another place on the globe but if I was 30 years younger my view might be different. I ain’t going anywhere.

          If life is not made to persevere than why should it exist at all. Hindrances are such that they act as speed bumps on a road – they slow you down and then you continue the journey. Along life’s highway there are many billboards and other distractions that act as mini-speedbumps and they too will be passed by. To learn, to grow, to accomplish, to always be better, balanced against the naturally human backsliding that happens.

          If you open your eyes too wide you see more than you need and your focus can distort from what is truly important. Fer instance, I can see Ukraine in my peripheral vision and that is good enough. I don’t need to laser beam focus on it, yet, because it has nothing to do with me. Same with the daily 99 issues in the google news line up each morning. CNN, NBC, Reuters, NPR, FOX….bah. Distracting blowhards promoting things not worth knowing.

          Each day, many times each day, I have to manually recalibrate myself away from the distractions and refocus on what I believe to be important, which is mostly, things within my arms lengths, and up to a few miles away, depending. Rarely do I need to be concerned with things say, 20 miles away or more. They simply do not matter.

          As far as I’m concerned, “America” starts and ends at our property lines for this is the only place where I can enforce what I believe America to be. I was born in Gettysburg, almost died defending America, and will take on that task again if needed, always on MY terms. How could it be any other way?

          • D.C. February 26, 2022, 11:14 AM

            So everything outside your property lines is not America!
            What an agoraphobic delusional paranoid buffoon.
            And please tell us in great detail exactly how you almost died defending America.
            Inquiring minds want to know.

            • ghostsniper February 26, 2022, 12:28 PM

              The child axes a question.

              • D.C. February 27, 2022, 9:09 AM

                The fake sniper gets defensive and butthurt when asked about yet another one of his unbelievably ridiculous lies, rather than try and tell more lies to explain his way out of it.
                You are a disgrace to all genuine veterans, especially those who actually did see combat while in service.
                And your habitual lies are so numerous and obviously farfetched that you’ve made yourself the class clown and laughing stock of this website.

                It’s so sad to see the outrageous things that attention-starved people do in order to feel a tiny crumb of self-worth now and then.

                • ghostsniper February 27, 2022, 10:30 AM

                  The gov’t pedo troll is back with a new handle. What’s this, the 4th handle in 2 weeks? All the regulars here know all about you pedo. You’re a glutton for abuse and we laugh at you. LOL

                • Govt Troll February 27, 2022, 11:16 AM

                  My favorite lie that he posted here is the one about “designing 70,000 projects” as an architect.
                  Even if it were somehow possible to miraculously design one unit per day, even at that rate it would take 192 years!

                  Here’s a more realistic time frame for an architectural project. https://www.mwparchitects.co.uk/how-long-does-a-project-take/

          • TrangBang68 February 26, 2022, 1:55 PM

            “The only America I know is the one that I hold in my mind and in my heart and the image of which was cultivated in me since birth and nurtured through 67 winters and summers here. Now, I am too old to consider options to relocate to another place on the globe but if I was 30 years younger my view might be different. I ain’t going anywhere”

            This, in spades. Saw an old guy in a mobility scooter at Costco today with Trump gear on.
            I was thinking it ain’t so much about Trump as what he is, a link to our past when we lived in a sane , relatively civilized society before the thin veneer came off and hordes of dirtbags, degenerates and swine crawled out of the abyss.

    • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 3:00 PM

      So said Sherman.

      “I confess, without shame, I am sick and tired of fighting—its glory is all moonshine; even success the most brilliant is over dead and mangled bodies, with the anguish and lamentations of distant families, appealing to me for sons, husbands and fathers…tis only those who have never heard a shot, never heard the shriek and groans of the wounded and lacerated…that cry aloud for more blood, more vengeance, more desolation.” (1865)

      Yet he continued at it for 19 more years. His views in warfare—at least against the Native Americans—evinced Hell, but only for the Indians.

      “…we must act with vindictive earnestness against the Sioux, even to their extermination, men, women and children…”

      So is war Hell or not? Or is some war glorious? For the Comanche as for the Aztec, war was as necessary as water; it was life itself. Millions of untold millions of soldiers throughout History fought voluntarily again and again in battle after battle. Napoleon’s soldiers did this for 20 years or until they perished. To them, war was an expression of love for their commander. Lee did not at all think war was Hell.

      “It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it.”

      Patton thought war was manliness personified, and a successful society was a warrior society.

      “War is the only place where a man lives.”

      Probably the only thing I can say about war is this: Like the poor, it will always be with us. That being so, a nation had better be as good at it as she can be. Or end up like the Ukraine, who forgot some ancient Wisdom:

      “Si vis pacem, para bellum.”

  • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 3:40 PM

    “Civilians are picking up weapons in Ukraine.” Yes. And signing their own death warrants. What happens to those caught behind the lines with a weapon but wearing no uniform?

    • Skorpion February 25, 2022, 4:36 PM

      There are no “lines” in such a conflict. It will be a house-to-house, yard-to-yard killing field, much like Stalingrad in 1942-43, the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943, or Berlin in 1945.

      • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 4:40 PM

        Your analogy would work if the Ukrainians were like the Germans at Stalingrad. Do you see that? More like the French in 1940.

        • Skorpion February 25, 2022, 5:27 PM

          I seem to recall that the Germans were the *invaders* at Stalingrad, and that a huge horde of largely-untrained Russians eventually fought them off.
          As for the 1940 France comparison, we’ll wait and see if the Russians get far enough to install a Vichy-style puppet government.

          • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 5:36 PM

            I used the Germans as an example to avoid confusion with today’s news reports. The point was that the Ukrainians are not at all like the Russians or the Germans of 1942.

            “…we’ll wait and see if the Russians get far enough to install a Vichy-style puppet government.” Don’t worry too much. You won’t have to wait long.

            • Skorpion February 25, 2022, 6:17 PM

              Such a puppet government would no doubt favor the ethnic Russian minority, and install them in the key places of power. That would almost *guarantee* a Rwanda-style bloody civil war.

              I don’t know exactly what will happen, but whatever does, it ain’t gonna be pretty.

    • Dirk February 25, 2022, 6:07 PM

      Fuck, Mike are you Evan a Vet?

      Dirk

      • Mike Austin February 25, 2022, 6:14 PM

        USAF June 1972 – September 1975. Medical Service Specialist 90250. Ran the Air Force Emergency Room at Web AFB Hospital. Made non-commissioned officer. Mainly dealt with broken bones, knife fights, sutures, gun deaths, car crashes, heart attacks and such.

        http://mikeaustin.org/noncommission_officer.html

        • Joe Krill February 25, 2022, 8:47 PM

          Mike, Thanks

        • Dirk February 26, 2022, 5:58 AM

          Thank you for your service.

          Irk

  • Nori February 25, 2022, 4:40 PM

    So everyone in every war zone has a cell phone for instant digital picture taking. So what?
    That same phone has every digital doohickey to enhance,subtract,filter,and manipulate what gets posted to the public. This morning’s edition of The Arizona Republic newsrag featured a grainy,foggy pic of some sad Ukrainian woman;the headline blared “BRUTAL ACT OF WAR”.
    It should have read “BIDEN’S BULLSHIT WAR”.

    “Truth is the first casualty of war.” The Ancient Greek writer Aeschylus is credited with that quote,but there’s no evidence he said it. No matter who said it first,it’s still true.

  • Will M February 25, 2022, 5:29 PM

    Heraclitus – “War is the father of all things.”

    Along with the obvious things such as the advances in engineering, medicine, etc., that war can inspire – think of 2001 Space Odyssey’s hominid flinging his first tool, a weaponized boar femur into the air where it morphs into a space station – this bald statement by Heraclitus may have a more subtle meaning, or so I imagine.

    Heraclitus may have been saying that the very root of Creation rests on dualities, polarities, male/female, positive/negative, yang/yin. Only in God can you find the perfect unity, the perfect union of opposites. The further you descend from God, the more the polarities become abstract, maybe taking the form of tribes and then ideologies. The polarities then outwardly “war” with each other, and in this material plane of ours the polarities come into conflict in the form we know as war.

    War in this sense is natural to the material world, and yes, as long as the material world exists there will be war. But there are worlds other than the material one.

  • Dirk February 25, 2022, 6:01 PM

    Imagine 10 million frustrated Americans picking up their M4s, their AK’s their hunting shot guns, the hunting rifles.

    Now imagine those frustrated Americans slinking into DC, Imagine those Frustrated Americans shooting the fuck out of EVERY swinging dick in DC. Imagine old men 60/70/80 yr old, hunters for life, patience of saints,,,,,,in the trees selecting their specific targets, so the young men and women can remain focused.

    Imagine re installing the Constitution of these United States, not leaving until the center of power is moved to a citizen selected place. Imagine term limits, two terms like the presidency. Imagine reaching 70 and being retired, no extensions.

    Imagine accountability for ALL federal employees, civilian investigators, doing the investigations.

    Now Imagazine that in another 100 ish years having to repeat the above.

    Dirk

  • gwbnyc February 25, 2022, 6:04 PM

    vids are entertainment. vids of people receiving horrible injuries or dying horrible deaths are entertainment.

  • Anonymous February 25, 2022, 7:06 PM

    Not sure all those Ukrainian LARPers are fully up to speed on what the Laws of War have to say about Francs-Tireurs. But they’ll find out soon enough.

    • Skorpion February 26, 2022, 12:04 PM

      Didn’t the Nazi Volkssturm militia get around that by giving its civilian-warriors armbands as “uniforms”?

  • Zaphod February 25, 2022, 7:09 PM

    Re: George III and Hessians.

    It may have slipped the poster’s notice that the Glorious Victors (Under sub-heading ‘None Dare Call It’) did a deal with the French who had been their Ancestral Enemy until 5 minutes aforehand. And up close and personal too, given some of the shenanigans and Indian Wars before Quebec was taken.

    So… Waiting for you Brave Restorers of the Constitution types to cut a mutually beneficial deal with China and/or Russia… Because that’s the only way you’ll ever get rid of the present filth running your show. They’ve got immunity to things you don’t even dare name.

    Insert here standard Cromwellian bit about the Bowels of Christ.

  • Tom Hyland February 25, 2022, 7:40 PM

    I thought this was very interesting. This is a Ukrainian general, back in 2014, talking what he sees as who is really controlling Ukraine. Candid observations from a major insider, for sure. Brief video.
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/QgBJY4XbJHA5/

    • Joe Krill February 26, 2022, 8:42 AM

      Tom Hyland, thank you for the link. This General demonstrated rare courage and said in approximately 7 minutes what many historians have written about for at least 40 years. God Bless him for speaking the truth.

  • KCK February 25, 2022, 7:45 PM

    The Ukrainians are acquitting themselves very well. The world is watching, and is admiring the fighting spirit of the Ukes. The margin for victory that an attacker wishes for is sometimes very thin, and delaying the attack the way the Ukes have done is significant. If Putin wants to be the pimp of Eastern Europe, he may have to re-think that dream. He may not be as tough as he’s been portraying himself to be.

    A bit of inside ball. The attacks on Kiev have been small and designed to heat up the brain and scare the timid. The actual Russian army, which has tanks and motorized/mechanized and armored infantry, has not gotten within striking distance of Kiev yet. Do not be fooled by the news – Kiev is still viable and has game. When the armor does arrive at their doorstep, the actual battle for Kiev will begin. Until then, Kiev has lots of opportunity to show its stonnage.

  • Zaphod February 25, 2022, 10:53 PM

    “Humanity will NOT like what it looks like in these dark mirrors.”

    That’s probably the safe way to bet. But I wouldn’t bet too much of my stash on it. Just saying.

    You *did* bring up the Human Race, after all. Plus Tech.

    On second thoughts I’ll take an Each Way.

  • Snakepit Kansas February 26, 2022, 5:31 AM

    I love the Escher art.

    • ghostsniper February 26, 2022, 6:37 AM

      Been fascinated with Escher from an early age, maybe 8 or so.
      The lizards coming to life from the drawings is one of my favorites.
      But my absolute favorite is the one where he is holding the clear sphere in his hand and drawing the reflective surfaces and the surrounding backgrounds. Amazing. Many years ago my wife gave me the “coffee table book” size of Escher’s entire portfolio. I’ve been known to sit on the porch with a big ol glass of tea and thumb through that book for hours.

      • gwbnyc February 26, 2022, 7:29 AM

        the “roll-ups”, too.

        and any detail of his places that aren’t.

      • Snakepit Kansas February 26, 2022, 4:10 PM

        Escher’s shading and ability to create texture with a pencil is incredible. With pencil, every object or view is a degree of a shade. An pencil artist picking out a photo to draw looks for extreme variations between pure light and dark, or at least I do. A simple bare line is rare in a quality drawing. Add Eschers’s shading ability with a mind that appears to have been expanded with hallucinagens, and you end up with fine detail along with bizarre content.

        • ghostsniper February 26, 2022, 6:56 PM

          Drop a couple microdots then grab some #2’s and a pad and get busy for the next 12 hours. Afterwards hit the rack for 12 hours and when you wake everything from your shoulder blade to your fingertips will be in intense trashed out agony. The Escher Disease! OMG!!! But look at that drawing pad, man, THAT is historical!

  • Nori February 26, 2022, 7:34 AM

    Tom Hyland:that 2014 interview with the Ukrainian general is extremely interesting. I hope the man is safe;such candor is dangerous. That 3-letter American agency he mentions excels at causing chaos and ruin anywhere they show up.
    I’ve seen reports of US-funded biolabs,at least 9 of them,scattered around Ukraine,but can’t confirm yet. If true,it
    could help explain why the Global Cabal of leftists are losing whatever’s left of their minds over Russia’s invasion. Both Russia and China addressed the UN regarding this,but I can’t recall exactly when.

  • Chris G February 26, 2022, 7:48 AM

    Can you imagine authorities handing out riflesto combat an invader in one of our woke cities ? I can’t. The Ukraine obviously has a higher opinion of the right to bear arms than NYC.

    • ghostsniper February 26, 2022, 9:34 AM

      I imagine when the shit hits the fan there will be millions of instant “conversions”, from people that prefer to behave like unparented children, into full grown adults. Over the top fear can do that to people.

      • Govt Troll February 27, 2022, 11:22 AM

        Then we will hope that your conversion will be successful.
        You’re certainly no stranger to being fearful.

  • TeeRoy Jenkins February 26, 2022, 11:12 AM

    And just like that Citizen Militias became a good thing in the media eyes….

    It’s all theater.

    • Snakepit Kansas February 26, 2022, 4:11 PM

      Very true.

  • pfsm February 26, 2022, 12:00 PM

    I’ve seen a couple of comments about how Putin’s not looking so great, and a photo that was definitely not taken on his best day. Well, he may have just gotten back from the dentist.

  • Zaphod February 26, 2022, 2:41 PM

    Memo From the Occupying is Afghanistan Department:

    Query: What if the Occupiers are Chechens? Asking for a friend.

    Looks like I’m in the shitter again over at the other place. They’re heavily invested in their boy Zelensky who should never have quit the Catskills Circuit and gone into politics. Oh well 😀

    • Vanderleun February 26, 2022, 5:00 PM

      The only reason you are in “the shitter at the other place” is that you’ve become the kind of turd that goes around the bowel twice and bobs up and just won’t go down.

      Here I’ve got the plunger out.

      • Zaphod February 26, 2022, 5:23 PM

        [ I wrote something here once but now it’s gone. Too bad. It was my best work.]

      • ghostsniper February 26, 2022, 6:59 PM

        A BIG bowl of oatmeal with raisins will straighten that problem out in a jiffy.

    • ghostsniper February 26, 2022, 6:57 PM

      Where’s this other place?

      • Zaphod February 26, 2022, 7:12 PM

        [ I wrote something here but now its gone.]

  • Zaphod February 26, 2022, 4:33 PM

    Putin has done nothing Ariel Sharon didn’t do. And done it more gently.

    The anti-Russian hypocrisy is breathtaking.

  • Snakepit Kansas February 26, 2022, 10:25 PM

    Oh NO! The Joos!!!

    • ghostsniper February 27, 2022, 4:22 AM

      JUICE! dammit!

  • ghostsniper February 27, 2022, 1:01 PM

    You’re lying again pedo.
    Pedo’s getting angry! LOL

    • Ghostdiaper February 27, 2022, 2:42 PM

      70,000.
      In the interest of your credibility, yet’s see some proof of that seemingly impossible feat. Even proof of 1/100th of that number, or 1/10th will do.
      And remember- bird houses do not count as “architectural projects.”

      BTW, it appears that you’ve replied to yourself, (above) and called yourself a lying pedo.
      Although hilarious, it may count as the 1st time you actually weren’t lying.

      Just for reference, there’s this– https://homeguide.com/costs/architect-cost
      It appears that any Architect who has actually completed 70,000 (or even 7,000) projects would be worth at the very least tens of millions of dollars.