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The Rooskies Speak! Because what, after all, do we really know?

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Take a break from “Our” propaganda for a little of “The Other” propaganda. Because what, after all, do we really know? We don’t even know, for example, how many ongoing sabotage operations are being run on American food and energy plants or what nation or what party is behind them. We barely know that there are active sabotage operations being carried out in America. Some might say it’s “Them Rooskies!” but my money’s on the Greens and the ObamaBideninskis™ ®.

NOTE: I believe this is a constant RT stream so the news and opinion items differ and different times.

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  • JoJo's Big Adventure June 18, 2022, 9:10 PM

    Bicycles are a construct of the white male patriarchy and the evil Vlad Rasputin sabotaged the bike of muh democracy because he is the Hitlerest Hitler of all Hitlers except for Anthony Hopkins in Das Bunker from a 1980 made for teevee.

    You must wear a helmet, mask, bubble wrap, jock strap, knee pads, elbow pads, shin guards, knife restistant gloves, and armor because bicycles are evil!

    None are safe unless all are safe and we’re all in this together, comrade citizen.

    Do it for the community.

    “There is no truth in news and no news in truth” (Russian Izvestia and Pravda adage).

    • Mike Anderson June 19, 2022, 7:31 AM

      Having done a Joe Biden Dismount of my own once, I know two things about bike safety: (1) a ding on the helmet beats a ding on the head, and (2) if you must use toe clips–or trickier, yet, cleats–practice disengaging/clicking-out diligently!
      Otherwise, skip the armor and get some shorts with the padded butt. Your butt with thank you.

  • Hyland June 19, 2022, 6:48 AM

    Gonzalo Lira’s latest assessment of Ukrainian reality: He’s saying that everything we are told, “we” being Americans, it’s all a lie. Sobering message here. Believe whatever you want. This 13 minute video delivers a lot of good sense. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQB7uWuWpBw

    • ghostsniper June 19, 2022, 8:01 AM

      Inneresting, lets’ watch how this plays out.

      From the 1st comment under the video:

      1 day ago
      “Gonzalo…..I would share this video here in the land of the “free”, if I had anyone that would actually watch it! You see, I have very few friends these days. Oddly, my family members don’t really want to speak with me that often either. The more people I “share” with, the less people I have TO share with. My own brother has cut off communication with me permanently. The very small inner circle of people I know, already are aware of the truth.”

      I wonder how many people can relate with that.
      I can.
      And THAT is the dividing line right there.

      • George June 19, 2022, 9:07 AM

        How very sad for you.

        • ghostsniper June 20, 2022, 4:09 AM

          How so?

  • John henry June 19, 2022, 7:40 AM

    A breakdown of the fires, damage and causes of the food plant fires. Packaging strategies is a pretty reliable trade magazine. (full disclosure I used to write a monthly column for them. Search “machinery matters” )


  • Arty June 19, 2022, 7:45 AM

    What I got from as much of the video I could watch. Sri Lanka is a socialist country that is in dire straits because of a crisis in capitalism.

  • johnhenry June 19, 2022, 8:02 AM

    Scarier than the food plant fires, I think is the refusal of the union pacific rr to carry diesel exhaust fluid (Def) it is getting hard to find and diesels made after 2012 WILL NOT RUN without it.

    Nor will most farm machinery.


    It may not be as big a deal as one might think. UP also throttled back fertilizer shipments in april. If farmers can’t grow food, there will be no need for trucks to ship it or plants to process it.


    I worry that we are going to see famine in the USA for the first time ever. Millions dying of starvation, millions more dying in the chaos. It

  • Dirk June 19, 2022, 8:24 AM

    Ukraine, your govt the EU are sleep walking us all into WWIII. Leadership in Ukraine will eventually be hanged for the genocide committed.

    Food surplus we are not having any problems purchasing freeze dried foods, on line, yet. The LDS stores still selling to non LDS folks. We have a restaurant supply warehouse here. We also purchase in bulk from them, fruits, veggies, beans, rice and noodle products. Mostly in #10 can cases.

    I’m amused MSM is telling of the food shortages. Rather then do the prudent thing we have friends and family headed to Hawaii and other vacation destinations. When we mention what’s coming, they laugh say, we’re coming to your house.

    Jokes on them, we will be long gone, to one of six sites.

    • ghostsniper June 19, 2022, 9:32 AM

      Dirk sed: “Jokes on them….”

      To which I edited: “…they’ll be hit with a hail of shrapnel.”

      Check out Bob Odenkirk’s latest flik “Nobody”, you’ll enjoy it.
      Watched it last night, pricey though, on amazon prime.

  • George June 19, 2022, 9:09 AM

    “I wonder how many people can relate with that.
    I can.”
    The reason is obvious, yet you do not see it.

    how very sad for you.

    • Hyland June 19, 2022, 4:48 PM

      Uh… George? Have you been paying attention? The past couple of years have divided people and I’m not talking “a line in the sand.” This is the Grand Canyon. There’s folks I’ve known all my life who are so far on the other side I can’t see them. It isn’t just sad for the commenter at the Gonzalo Lira video, or for ghostsniper for underlining it, it’s sad for everyone. Have you not experienced the differing point of view? The belief system you cannot subscribe to? Life is change, and boy howdy, people kept on being who they gotta be. I don’t know a whole lot of them anymore. Not sad, actually. Just reality.

      • ghostsniper June 20, 2022, 4:11 AM

        Careful there Tom, that may be the resident troll popping it’s nasty head up again.

        • Hyland June 20, 2022, 8:32 AM

          You’re right! The commentary he’s depositing here does smell of that crap we’ve seen here before.

  • KCK June 19, 2022, 10:24 AM

    As any old soldier might say, “I can read a map”. I was looking at the active war map, on the Institute for the Study of War site. The amount of land in play where Ukraine is advancing is larger than that of the Russian advances, and is split between the extreme north end of the line and the south end; from Kharkov to Kherson. Meanwhile, the full might of Russia is focused on an advance against Sievierodonetsk, and the pocket, and that front is essentially a stalemate, with terrain being traded back and forth. My conclusion was that Russia was making a rather bad showing, and my recent observations (and watching the experts and propagandists alike) which describe a cobbled-together Russian force lacking command energy provides the answer as to why they suck.

    Next slide: yesterday, Admiral Sir Antony David Radakin, who is the number one military man in the UK, pronounced the Russians defeated strategically. That means they’ve lost. We’re just waiting for the fat lady to sing, now. Britain’s military is among the most professional in the world, and they know defeat when they see it (and they have experience at both defeat and victory, alike). Yeah, he’s a bullshitter, you say. NATO puppet, I suppose. Another LARPing sonofabitch just out to advance the agenda.

    Anyway, for those who read maps (which I think is like 1% of the sentient), you now have my intel summary of the day.

    • Anonymous June 19, 2022, 12:14 PM

      Still suffering from Gell-Mann I see. Might as well tune into CNN or NPR.

      • Casey Klahn June 19, 2022, 2:44 PM

        Interestingly, I packed that SOB with references, data and near, far and dispassionate authority.

        The fuckyousay?

    • ThisIsNotNutella June 19, 2022, 6:10 PM

      You *are* aware that the Institute for the Study of War is a Kagan Klan astro turf operation?

      Because it is.

      When I was an impressionable young lad, I’d buy books from the ‘Folio Society’ thinking that I was a member of a gentlemanly scholarly club and not a mark. Then again, I almost got taken in by my National Geographic Society membership certificate… until Melville Bell Grosvenor failed to return my calls.

      • Casey Klahn June 19, 2022, 6:39 PM

        NotNutFella, you’ll have to do more than impugn the founder (I had to research which Kagan, of the many military intellectuals with that name – turns out to be some female go-getter with the name) and the board. I have disagreed with Keane, too. However, you are abusing the board for their map. Look at the fukn map, man! The ISW is fudging the map is what I hear you saying.

        Taps his fingers on the desk. I used more than the map, my friend.

        The next MF-er who comes in here with this weak rhetoric owes me and the bar a round of vodka! Which I am using to celebrate the defeat of Russia in this war.

        • ThisIsNotNutella June 19, 2022, 6:54 PM

          The good thing about War is that it’s the ultimate settler of arguments. I guess we’ll both just have to sit back and see what comes out in the wash.

          I’m serious though in my contention that the ISW is about as honest an operation as the ACLU or the ADL or NAMBLA. It exists to produce thinking xhirson’s right tail of the bell curve Beltway Bubbe Revenge Porn copy pasta for online content slingers and the legacy media.

          Speaking of the ADL.. a timely message from my sponsor:


          It’s a little known fact that I work for the ADL on slow days when the CCP isn’t bidding high enough for my shyte poasts.

        • Vanderleun June 19, 2022, 6:56 PM

          Well, then again there’s this map with a bit of analysis not seen at Study of War.

          Guy’s been doing this just about daily from Belarus since April.

          This channel provides objective information about the military conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
          We condemn any aggression in Ukraine.
          For business inquiries:
          Location: Belarus

          • Vanderleun June 19, 2022, 7:03 PM

            Let me just reply to my reply.
            I condemn aggression in the Ukraine and I condemn the constant pressure to pronounce Kee-evv as Keef Kief.

            I have no idea beyond just the barest filament of an idea about the utter lack of truth on any side of the 12 sided clusterfuck. At the same time I don’t see Russia getting beat in this game as long as the gameboard stays where it is. I’m just not getting that warm fuzzy feeling about the Ukraine “prevailing” rather than being partitioned.

            At the same time, there are enough malicious and evil demons working every single day to drag us over the edge and into this bowl of flaming sewage in which many many people will find out if the Russians really do have the preponderance of their forces and weapons committed to the Ukraine. Maybe so but if not lots of clusters will be fucked and fast.

            I was sort of hoping for another couple of decades and then to slide out of the scene without ending my life as in began in a World War but lately I’m not feeling too hopeful.

            • ghostsniper June 20, 2022, 4:21 AM

              None of us knows what’s going on beyond the horizon and those that think they do are silly beyond belief. So we sit here and watch the signals from all directions and go about our days based in reality. It’s 7:15 am and my hands are dirty from transplanting some radish plants and I haven’t even finished my first mud yet. I heard there is another world out there somewhere in the distance but it’s just a rumor as I busy myself in the world I have created. It’s nice here. I saw a person yesterday and it wasn’t my wife.

            • KCK June 20, 2022, 4:37 AM

              I watched most of the map talk by Military Summary. Always good to see what all sides say. He’s talking about a new offensive in Kharkov, and a proposed encirclement, or pocket, on a line larger than the current one at Sievierodonetsk. They’re proposals in the wind, I’m afraid. How do you increase the frontage of your attack when your current smaller one is not advancing well?

              You make an interesting point about world war, which I interpret as a question: how will be slide into that abyss, or what would precipitate it? Hell if I know. The 10,000 mile picture on that is that Clausewitz describes the friction of war as all the resistance and inertia that prevents war from going total. Total War would be the direction of every conflict, by theory, except that much prevents it, such as political will, fear, lack of resources or energy to fight, and so forth. IOW, will the next war go full on(?) is the question, and Clausewitz says historically, no.

              But, what would push us over the precipice if the balloon is to go up? Again, I do not know. But, I damn sure believe that a Russian defeat will be a better course of action than appeasement or giving up. Remember that boyhood game called: kick him in the nuts? It was a very effective way to back down most bullies.

              Russia may yet negotiate or just plain keep their Russian-speaking territories in the Donetsk, and the Crimea. But, they will not achieve their larger goals, and in that regard you could say they win 1 out of 3 or 4 goals. Go ahead and call that a win, if it makes you feel warmer.

              A much weaker Russia is a better safety against nuclear war, if only for the reason that if they did release the nukes, then what would their next move be? It’s a like the short man who needs the barroom chair to stand on, in order to throw a haymaker at the 7 foot tall heavy weight boxer. The next thing that happens is the boxer’s hand, which is bigger than the short man’s whole head, comes down hard. KO-ed.

              I also hope that a Russian defeat (strategic defeat) will dissuade China from attacking Taiwan just a little while longer. One byproduct of the R-U war is that the militaries of the West (including us) are upgrading their armaments, and this is good for preventing a China war.

  • Virgil Caine June 20, 2022, 5:16 AM

    Ukraine will lose. Perhaps the west will as well though that’s yet to be defined as we’re doing a damn fine job of killing ourselves. I’m with Ghost Sniper.

    If I don’t turn on the TV or the Net life is just peachy here on the farm. World Made By Hand is what counts. (HT to James Kunstler) Enemy forces however are always lurking just beyond the redoubt. I keep weapons, many weapons, and friends at hands “in the event of”.

    I spent a few months in Ukraine from the outset of the war as an advisor to their SOF units. The men, as men, were impressive however as “units” less so. Their “commands” largely removed from the front have zero capability/capacity and don’t know how to best utilize the forces they do have available which are being attrited daily via massive Russian artillery strikes.

    It’s simple math. Ukraine cannot “win” regardless of the amount of kit NATO and others send in. Why did I go? It’s what I do in between farming. And Russia! Europe, tanks and mechanized warfare, no air superiority. Americans haven’t fought under those conditions in a good long while and it was a challenge. I can read a map too. Considering turning on a GPS leads to incoming your best off leaving all electronic devices far from the front(s).

    Russia will attrit its way to victory. The key teaching point of this war up to now is the importance of IO. This is the only area where the U.S. err..I mean Ukraine excels. The investment of U.S. taxpayer dollars into UKR’S IO eco-system has paid off well.

    Keep in mind also that the same “brains” who bought you Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the GWOT are the ones selling you on Ukraine. They get it right this time? Ha! UA MIL Forces have no logistics capability. They can’t fight beyond the company level.

    They have no means to provide med-evac to their forces. They can’t and don’t feed their forces who live off the local economy. They routinely abandon their forces in the field.

    On day one my SOF brothers were told: “find a job”. Their “command” such as it was didn’t know what to do with them.

    Russia? Not impressive however we haven’t faced their better units. Haven’t faced their newer weapon systems. These are all being held in reserve. Example- western “experts”- “Russia has depleted their armor and are having to field the ancient T62 Tank” well…actually it’s a tremendous mobile assault gun and perfect for what the Russians are using it for.

    I was hoping to see armor vs. armor fights..didn’t see any as they don’t happen. I have reams of notes and “lessons learned” which is the reason I went. Cousins killing cousins in an unnecessary war bought and paid for by the same machine that wishes to subjugate mankind to its totalitarian whim.

    Those plans may be sent asunder in a nuclear blast or ten. It’s one front in a global war. Our focus should be the republic formerly known as the United States vs. some foreign entanglement arranged for by the globalists.

    For us, the fight is here. It is now and it is for all the marbles. I intend to retain my birthright and culture at all costs. In the meantime, I’ll be busy growing my farm, and tribe and passing the lessons learned from a lifetime at war to the next generation so we may preserve what others purchased for us at great cost.

    • ghostsniper June 20, 2022, 9:01 AM

      Virgil Caine sed: “For us, the fight is here.”
      That’s it, right there.
      My life’s effort is here on this small acreage and where I make my last stand.
      I care not the rumors of distant lands as they are not my concern.
      The greater enemy is closer and more dangerous.
      Making food, making tribe, making self.

      signed, The Raging Patriot

    • Casey Klahn June 20, 2022, 10:10 AM

      So, Ukraine has excellent IO (commo) and yet they cannot fight the operational war? Hmm. I see some coordination of fronts, and yet I have to admit the Ukes are formed on a Soviet/Russian design (would you agree?). Both sides suck at the operational war, and while I’m at it, the Rooskies have had so much corruption since the end of the Cold War, they are hollowed out. I expect their nukes to be possibly non-op, given the sorry state of the Ru military that we can observe. BTW, I hope your buddies still in the service are doing their job: watching the nukes.

      I came into this war observing something I already observed in prior Sove/Ru wars: they sucketh at tank warfare. They have no idea how to do it. Would you agree?

      Ukraine can’t win, but Russia is doing a damn fine job of losing all by themselves (my observation).

      Correct we are in a war at home that is way more important than anything overseas. RN, all I can think of is be independent, and own lots of guns (and shoot well).

      • Virgil Caine June 20, 2022, 12:09 PM

        IO is no longer commo though UA MIL is horrible on that end as well. They all operate off cell phones.

        In fairness so do the Russians though they also have some decent sat comms deployed. NATO has trained thousands of UA Mil forces going back years. They should be competent at the operational arts but they are not. They use the same tactics the old Soviet Union used to use with some exception. RU MIL has not committed to “general war”.

        This is in their terms a “special operation” and they have operated with restraint in many cases in spite of the braying of those in the west who don’t understand what is happening on the ground. Do the Russians suck at armor warfare? I don’t know as we haven’t seen that. I fully expected to see Russian armor deployed in echelon and backed by massive artillery and air but they’ve yet to commit to that type of op. IO in today’s parlance is “Information Operations”, what we used to call psyops, media engagement, etc.

        UA MIL excels in this area as does their civ gov as they have been well trained by US DOS and various NGO’S working for DOS/DOD in this realm. You can NOT rely on Twitter and/or any of the think tanks such as Kagan’s ISW. ISW reports exclusively from UA sources. Russia will grind this out. They will do so with “economy of force” in mind in order to preserve their main line units and equipment.

        Agree with you on the corruption problem in some quarters however the Russians are going to be more proficient after this exercise and we should not underestimate them. I have greater concerns about our own nuclear stockpile (see all of Peter Pry’s writings on this subject as well as JR Nyquist) than I do the Russians so far as worthiness goes. Russia continues to develop strategic weapons in the nuclear realm while we concentrate on “diversity, equity, and inclusion”.

        CCP is learning from this exercise hence Xi’s order to his mil to be prepared to conduct operations other than war. IE. Be prepared to bring Taiwan back into the fold. Our neo-cons/neo-liberals bought and paid for this war and they’re going to get it. I think they’re going to get a lot more than they bargained for and unfortunately Jane and Joe citizens will get it the hardest.

        • Casey Klahn June 20, 2022, 8:09 PM

          Ok IO is G5. I was being recruited for a civil affairs reserve unit, but I declined. No doubt Ukraine masters the info war and probably needs to be studied for future wars. The Ru info ops are so fucking hilarious; they look like bad Benny Hill episodes.

          Mr Caine, I will note that the Russians are fantastic at armored operations, according their field manuals. Then, you watch anything at all on tape, from Syria, to Georgia, to this present war, and I’ll go back to WWII, and you’ll never see a combined arms attack properly coordinated and executed. Not one. Tank warfare is next level shit, and Ivan just never seems to grok what to do.

          Well, your assessment that the Rooskies are holding back their main force is interesting. I did believe that about week 2 into the war. I thought they were keeping security against the Polish axis. No amount of persuasion will convince me that they’d roll so poorly into any war, struggle, fire general commanders, get them killed, fuck up their advance in the north (which was unsound any way you look at it), and so forth. My conclusion is that they really only have shit for a military.

          I had a better intel assessment than ISW going into the war! However, they pull from other sources than just Ukraine. The Brits, the Poles, Austria, mercs., US electronic surveillance, comms, satellite. These are not doofs, but retired US high command.

          I agree we are in a huge mess at the top of the command structure.

          Time will tell how long Ivan can keep this up. I cannot imagine sucking this badly, and keeping one’s self respect.

          I’ve been out so long. I just want to smoke peace pipe, get drunk, and hunt buffalo. But, unfortunately, I have to keep some level of local security.

          Out here.

  • steveaz June 20, 2022, 5:40 AM

    As to what American Victory in Ukraine might look like, reflect on our own nation’s beginnings:

    It is arguable that King George let us win the battle back in the 1700s on purpose, and that, by feigning defeat, he won the War.

    The proof is in the pudding: He kept the Queen’s commonwealth states in our supposedly ‘free’ union (these are Massachusetts, New York, et al – the usual culprits to this day). He cemented our English language heritage ties to the UK…all while erecting on the continent an impressive military and economic proxy for British power that would fight the Queen’s fights for her for more than two centuries. And he ‘gave’ us a noble story to feed our aspirations under his yoke.

    So, too, America can win the War in Ukraine by achieving an enormous geostrategic goal: that of deniably unleashing the Russian Navy on the world’s seas to assist us in our World Policeman duties and, by extension, to pose a considerable check to Beijing’s Pacific intentions…all while preserving our cultural and economic beachheads in Eastern Europe and strengthening Russia’s national pride in the process.

    If the cost for this is USD 50 billion, some ad buys in regime media and ruffled feathers in Stockholm, then it’s not too high a price to pay for “Victory.”

    • ThisIsNotNutella June 20, 2022, 3:33 PM

      Utterly delusional.

      The Revolutionary War conclusion in American victory was well and truly a Facts on the Ground at the end of the Working Out By Other Means thing. If anyone British then smoothed the road when the deed was done it was this man


      he being the most rabid of Whigs (that’s a Progressive to someone who thinks George III had the biggiest mojo in the specific direction of shyte going down in halls of power in the post-1688 dispensation).

      By the same logic, the USA from Mid C20 is ruled by the Jews and fights their wars and settles their scores. Utterly preposterous, I tell you.