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Strange Daze: All fun and games until someone ends up with their head in a cone.

The Emerging Order – Geopolitical Futures George Friedman I am writing this from Dubai, on a trip I will describe on my return to the United States. A summit was held in Israel over the weekend between Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Israel and the United States. The meeting was designed to back the U.S. into a corner. The United States wants to reach a new understanding with Iran, roughly built on the negotiation platform that was abandoned by President Donald Trump in 2018 as insufficient in dealing with the Iranian threat. Israel and the four Arab countries, plus some others, oppose the Biden initiative, and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was there to persuade them. It did not seem to work. A paper in Dubai headlined that a new Israeli-Arab front had been created. The question has been frequently asked if unity among Arabs and Israel might be reached. The answer seems to be that it’s possible due to fear of Iran and hostility toward American plans for Iran. I have nothing to do with any of this, but watching from close up is always interesting. . . .

Russia has failed badly in its attempt to occupy Ukraine and is now claiming that it never meant to. Fair enough. Ukraine has managed to resist an incompetent force. Fair enough. But Ukraine, in accepting neutrality, must adopt Swedish neutrality – formal neutrality covering its real intent. And that makes the matter difficult. . . .

I started this with the Iranian negotiation, a negotiation that has created what once would have been considered impossible: an Israeli-Arab front confronting the Americans over their opening to Iran. Lean back and imagine how strange this is. And imagine how strange the Russo-Ukrainian situation is. The tragedy is that it took thousands of dead to bring us to the point at which it all started. And with Iran, it has taken us to a place Iran can’t believe it’s in: looking for a break from the Americans while the Arabs and Israelis try to rein the Americans in. When we think of the New World Order, look no further.

Europe Is Hosed. We Just Got The ‘Final Warning’ Europe — and the US — were dead wrong.  Russia responded by demanding payment for its gas in Rubles, which it can do.  I remind you that beyond the obvious force majure when someone cuts off your payment systems and the people who cut it off are the ones who supposedly are to pay suing won’t make the gas flow when the party you’re suing is a nation.  They can and will tell you to either fork up payment in a form they decide is acceptable under your sanctions regime or you can sod off and there’s literally nothing you can do about it.

You either pay them in an amount and form they will accept given the disruption in international payments you imposed or you don’t get the gas.  What option do you have to force them to deliver it otherwise?


Further, China is resource-poor and would really like a long-term, stable energy system.  They in fact have put the lie to the entire “green energy” nonsense along with India, the latter of which still has a decent percentage of their population that has neither reliable electricity or indoor plumbing.  Anyone who thinks they’ll permanently forgo either rather than burn the coal and generate power is nuts, yet that’s exactly what all the “green energy” people are demanding.  Not gonna happen folks, and China will be happy to buy the Russian natural gas.  They’ve already been working on pipeline facilities and I’m sure that will be wildly accelerated.

Daily Wire Hits Back Against Woke Feminine Products With ‘Jeremy’s Tampons’ “For just a $99.99 startup fee and an ongoing $79.99 surcharge, you can stick it to woke Tampax with our conservative-friendly tampons,” said Daily Wire CEO Jeremy Boreing flanked by several topless models in a 7-minute commercial that reportedly cost the company $7 million to film. He then took a bazooka and blew up a giant pyramid made of Tampax boxes. “Don’t give your money to woke corporations—buy products that get made in the exact same factories from us for way more money to really stick it to the progressives.”

“Beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.” — Hans Urs von Balthasar, 1982

“Pathological Altruism” May Kill a City Near You –    One is San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who crops up as another prominent chaos creator in San Fransicko. The adopted child of Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Boudin portrays himself as an advocate of criminal justice reform, but instead delivers criminal justice indifference.

Enhanced access to illegal narcotics is the last thing needed by a large and vulnerable population of street denizens. Shellenberger wrote that in 2020 “Boudin announced that he was not going to prosecute street-level drug dealers.” The ACLU supported this abdication of responsibility. Unsurprisingly, San Francisco ended up with a record number of overdose fatalities.

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  • Hyland April 3, 2022, 10:31 PM

    The information input is a high voltage wire one must carefully engage… or just leave it off of you. My initial impulse to share something here was the Ukraine story at the top of the AD page. I watched Max Igan doing a walk n’ talk down in Mexico where he’s fled from Australia. This Ukraine thing has some deep tentacles. I don’t believe anything… just watching all of everything… what do I know?

    • ghostsniper April 4, 2022, 4:21 AM

      “I don’t believe anything… just watching all of everything… what do I know?”
      Absolutely correct Tom.
      A hollywood production, high cost, low quality, never ending.

      • OneGuy April 4, 2022, 8:13 AM

        I dunno about that. Those bodies of citizens and mass graves didn’t look like a Hollywood set to me. There are some serious world events going on right now: The Iran agreement will pretty much guarantee that Israel and Iran will have a nuclear war. Our (the U.S. duplicity) will encourage China to invade Taiwan which cannot help but involve American warships (as in sunk). Russia intends to keep taking Eastern European countries after they are done with atrocities in Ukraine and sooner or later this will precipitate treaty obligation for the U.S. All of these things should be prevented or at least attempts should be made to prevent them and it appears we are in the Neville Chamberlain school of diplomacy. Actions we take today will inevitably lead to results in the future that will be unavoidable and deadly to us. To put it plainly we are digging our own grave for nothing more than political points.

        • ghostsniper April 4, 2022, 11:26 AM

          “Russia intends….”
          Oh dear.
          Dood, turn off the CNN.

          “Actions we take today will inevitably lead to results in the future…”
          Too late.
          The US gov’t has ALREADY sold out as much of this world as possible.
          There is no turning back.
          Better brace for crash.

  • mushroom cloud emoji April 4, 2022, 5:49 AM

    Burning it all down better.

    At least all will be equal at the egalitarian socialist misery soup kitchen and breadline.

    Some will be a little more equal and entitled to extra rations.

    The Long March is complete for the internal CPUSA quisling fifth column and their Grand Old Politburo enablers posing as some opposition in the kabuki of the absurd.

  • KCK April 4, 2022, 6:40 AM

    Forgive the “I” in my comments – I always personalize AD posts maybe because I like them. As it happens, my dog has her head in a cone for a few weeks (small vehicle vs dog event), and I am currently teaching the still life genre.

    Interesting about Ukraine, ain’t it? Let’s juxtapose that NATO in Norway commercial with a similar Russian exercise. You know damn good and well that Ivan’s been phoning in his training for at least a decade. “Yes, Comrade Colonel, we are training by the book. Send more cases of vodka!” I know you’re posting the Norway training exercise with some amount ( a lot of) irony. That it starts with a super hot Norwegian babe on a snowmobile turns my stomach. I have a thing for Norway and suffice it to say that in WWII that Norway grew a pair as big as a house and fought the Nazis like hellions. Between Norway and Finland (who first fought with, and then against, the Germans) you can rest assured the Northern flank of Europe has some backbone. NATO looks good and, if perhaps a bit too woke for my tastes, they are at least that much better than their near-peer adversary (see? I got irony too) Russia.

    I’m no financial expert, but the ruble isn’t impressing me and this play by Russia to use it as a monetary hinge gets my everlasting incredulity. Besides, I thought electric and wind were just around the corner. The actual story that interests me is how quickly the world banks went from wanting our trust and respect, to being the devil’s concubine, almost overnight. We have all your money locked up, and we want you to know you won’t be needing it anyway. How woke are you today, dear customer? hmmm. That’s not woke enough. Zaps you with an electrode. Wipes your electronic debit card clean.

    My recommendation today is to watch the recent episode of S2 Underground on YouTube. He goes into an introduction and some detail on the subject of 5th GEN Warfare. I’m not sure, yet, if I accept the premise that there even is a 5th GEN, but apparently lots of thinkers postulate that the contemporary state of war includes you, my friends. You just went from being a backwoods, deeply home front bound non-participant, to being the focal point, the schwerpunkt, of the next generation of warfare. How’s that feel?

    Me, again. I need to set up that dedicated gun cleaning station in my basement. Just in case I ever get any guns. I can’t decide if I need a new iMac more, or an M2 .50 cal. HMG instead. With tripod and T&E mechanism. And a pallet of ammo. Welcome to the new era, Joe.

    • azlibertarian April 4, 2022, 9:14 AM

      I’ll second the recommendation of S2 Underground. His voice sounds young-ish (30’s, maybe 40’s), but his views are well-thought and the videos well-presented.


      • Vanderleun April 4, 2022, 9:31 AM

        Okay, I’ll check it out.

      • Casey Klahn April 4, 2022, 12:36 PM

        I am curious about his pedigree, myself. He presents like a junior officer or perhaps a major (but I wouldn’t be surprised were he a precocious E-7), who obviously served in military intelligence (which is described in lower echelons as the S2 shop) and was a professional in that trade. He’s been to analyst school, no doubt, and he’s very apt in the field. He has to be army because he doesn’t lack brains like a USAF intel guy would.
        I learn technical stuff every time I listen to him, not just “news”.

  • Hyland April 4, 2022, 7:23 AM

    I’m coming to the conclusion he’s just another Vlad in a long list of Impalers. The off-guardian website delivers a consistent variety of rational observation. https://off-guardian.org/2022/03/22/10-reasons-to-question-the-putin-vs-davos-narrative/

  • Mike Austin April 4, 2022, 8:06 AM

    Pure nonsense from that propaganda piece from Norway. That frozen wasteland is one of the rape capitals of the West, most of which are carried out by “migrants” from Islamic lands. The Norwegian government encourages this migration, and refuses to do much about the rape of its own women. That video pretends that Norway is one of the tough-guy defenders of NATO. Pure nonsense.

    Recall how quickly Norway was conquered by the Nazis—two months. And then the Norwegian government gave a new word to the vocabulary of the world—Quisling. Norway collaborated with Germany for the remainder of the war, sending its own Jews off to the ovens.

    There are no more Vikings. Norway is a nation of soft men, of Quislings.

    • Casey Klahn April 4, 2022, 12:40 PM

      Norwegians who fought under the American and the British flags were brilliant and brave. Way above many of the nationalities who participated on the allied side. Try a book: We Died Alone (Norwegian commando) and look up the 99th Norwegian Battalion. Also, the Heavy Water raids. They were some very tough motherfucksters.
      There were plenty of collaborators – you’re right there. But your assessment of Norwegians is wrong.

      • Mike Austin April 4, 2022, 4:10 PM

        My assessment of Norwegians is that they were collaborators. And you agree with me. So what exactly is the issue?

        You are aware of Vidkun Quisling, yes? And what is your view about those tough-guy Norwegians you celebrate sending their own Jewish citizens to the ovens?

        You claim that a few Norwegians were tough guys, and then you trot out some book to prove it. But that can be said about any people on earth. Even Mozambique can come up with a few tough guys.

        Somehow a bunch of rando Norwegian soldiers sitting around a campfire eating flower-shaped waffles does not impress me.

  • Dirk April 4, 2022, 9:03 AM

    The real show is in fact Iran. The following requires little imagination: The Biden admin graces Iran, “allowing them” to become a nuclear power. This is straight-up Obama work, a continuation of billions of dollars and every other currency left on pallets, on the ramp at Tehran International.

    Our Jew friends won’t sit around, they can’t. The nation of Iran has sworn to nuke the Jews until they glow. Our Jew friends have a history of curb-stomping any nation threatening.

    The Arabs and the Iranians are arch enemies, Iran is directly responsible for the attacks on Arab nations’ oil. Iranians are fucking cowards, won’t confront the Jews or the Arabs frontally. They clearly understand the curb stomp they would receive.

    IF the US doesn’t shut this nonsense down, think it likely that the petrodollar becomes the petro yuan?

    1. Us allows Iran to be a nuke power.
    2. Israel makes a parking lot of glass out of Iran.
    3. The Arabs kill the petrodollar.
    4. The birth of the petro yuan.
    5. Strike three for the people of the US.

    “We will own nothing and be happy”!

    The moral of this story is you should be stacking silver, and gold to at least 1/4 of your wealth. You should have two years of food and basics. You should be able to defend what’s yours. If you can’t, you just storing food for the guy down the street with the bolt action .22.

    Also, the alleged bodies in Ukraine, did anybody see blood pools under the victims? Shot, stabbed, bombed, victims tend to leave holes, which leak fluid it’s winter there no rain to wash body fluids away.

    I’ve never stood over a body that was shot or stabbed that didn’t have blood pooled under the victim.

    • ghostsniper April 4, 2022, 11:32 AM

      Good call on all of that Dirk, cept the petrodollar.
      It’s already gone.
      The other players are pulling out of the game.

    • Mike Austin April 4, 2022, 12:00 PM

      Working as a USAF Medic for 3 years, I was astounded at how much blood the human body actually holds. Gun shots, knifings, car crashes: blood would slosh everywhere. A knifing meant immediate blood leaking out, as did a car crash where the victim is tossed from the vehicle. A gunshot, not so much. Most of the bleeding is internal. Saw a guy who had been killed with one shot from a .22. He looked asleep except for a bloodless little hole right above his heart. The bullet punctured his aorta, leaving his insides full of blood. One cut from the pathologist’s blade and it all came leaking out, like coffee grounds. Then there was that 22 year old blonde woman who somehow pissed off her husband to the extent that he placed a .44 Magnum round through her chest. Blasted her entire back away. Her lungs were outside of her body. Oh…and there was lots of blood. Lots.

  • gwbnyc April 4, 2022, 11:29 AM

    Dalrymple worked as a psychiatrist in the British penitentiary system where he interviewed thousands of inmates. He wrote that there always came a point in the interviews where the inmate would say to the effect, “-and then I began to associate with the wrong kind of people.” He followed that by noting no inmate interviewed ever described himself as the wrong kind of person.

  • Auntie Analogue April 4, 2022, 5:27 PM

    Everything – repeat: everything – that I hear about the Russia-Ukraine dust-up I treat with a colossal grain of salt. All those bodies found bound, and claimed to have been tortured, how should I know that they’re not the bodies of Russians murdered by Ukrainians, or that they’re not the bodies of Ukrainians murdered by other Ukrainians? In history the Gleiwitz Incident is far from being the only instance of false flag propaganda.