Monday, February 28, 2022

Russian Convoy Advancing On Kyiv Stretches 40 Miles

Russian convoy advancing on Kyiv now stretches for 40 MILES, satellite images show: Armored vehicles, tanks, artillery and support vehicles have reached outskirts of the Ukrainian capital

  • A convoy of Russian tanks and armored vehicles 40 miles long is currently advancing on Kyiv
  • The convoy left southern Belarus earlier on Monday and was initially believed to be 17 miles long, but the estimate has been revised
  • Satellite imagery from U.S. firm Maxar showed the scale of the deployment, with military vehicles stretching towards the Belarus border
  • The White House on Monday night said it was monitoring the convoy, concerned not only by its increased size but by the increase in violence and indiscriminate killing in recent days 
  • Heavy shelling of Kyiv and Kharkiv, the second city, was taking place on Monday and into Tuesday amid fierce resistance from Ukrainian forces
  • Russia on Monday deployed a horrific thermobaric bomb banned under the Geneva Convention, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S. said on Monday
  • Oksana Markarova, speaking after briefing Congressmen, claimed the Kremlin had used the devastating bomb during air strikes
  • Michelle Bachelet, UN human rights chief, said Monday her office has confirmed that 102 civilians, including seven children, have been killed since Thursday

A Russian military convoy traveling towards the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv has grown from being 17 miles long earlier on Monday to 40 miles, a satellite company has said.

Maxar Technologies, a private U.S. satellite company, also said additional ground forces deployments and ground attack helicopter units were seen in southern Belarus, less than 20 miles north of the Ukraine border.

Maxar said the convoy stretches from the Antonov airbase, 17 miles north of Kyiv's city center, to just north of the Ukrainian town of Pribyrsk. 

Pribyrsk is closer to the Ukraine-Belarus border and the failed nuclear reactor at Chernobyl than to Kyiv.

On Sunday, Maxar had measured the convoy — then near Ivankiv, Ukraine — at roughly 3.5 miles long. 

White House sources told CNN they were carefully monitoring the convoy, and were concerned not only at its increased size but also at the uptick in violence and indiscriminate killings. 

U.S. intelligence officials told members of Congress on Monday that they expect a second overwhelming wave of attacks to engulf Kyiv. Two people told CNN that the briefing detailed how they expect the sheer numbers of Russian troops to flatten the Ukrainian resistance.

Another source told the channel that Russia was likely to lay siege to Kyiv, and predicted ugly scenes of urban warfare. 

The line of vehicles is so extensive that it was not entirely captured in Monday's satellite imagery. 

In some areas, the vehicles are two to three rows deep.

It was not clear whether all vehicles in the convoy were headed for the same final destination, or whether the military forces would split up and encircle the capital.

U.S. intelligence believes around 75 percent of Russian forces positioned on the borders with Ukraine are now inside the country. 

'War Was Always Going To Be Needed To Implement The Great Reset'

Ukrainian MP: ‘We are not only fighting for Ukraine, we are fighting for the New World Order’

Ukrainian member of Parliament Kira Rudik stated in an interview over the weekend with Fox News that she and her fellow Ukrainian citizens are not only fighting Russia to save their own country but to save the “new world order that includes all the other democratic countries.”

Of course “democratic” is in the eye of the beholder. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says he’s for “preserving our Democracy” too, even while he was locking truck drivers out of their bank accounts and towing their trucks away to be expropriated by the state. The truckers’ crime? They did not agree with Trudeau’s Covid vaccine mandates and mask mandates.

Joe Biden and his handlers also remind us daily that he is fighting to save America’s democracy even as his Department of Justice brands entire swaths of the population who criticize his Covid policies as potential terrorists simply because they don’t like his Covid mandates or speak out against election fraud in the 2020 election.

This is the “democracy” heralded by the proponents of the Great Reset, aka new world order. And that’s what Ms. Rudik says her people in Ukraine are fighting to preserve. The entire interview is interesting but pay particular attention in the segment that runs from the 1:43 mark to 2:05 mark.

Ukraine is a complicated nation with a complicated history. 

All we are getting in America is the slanted coverage from the corporate-owned, state-run mainstream media along with, hate to say it, often just as slanted views from the American conservative media. And from what I have been watching over the last four days, these media outlets seem to be pushing the narrative toward all-out war with Russia. This could lead to a nuclear exchange but they don’t care. 

They are gearing all their coverage right now around “poor Ukraine,” having to defend their borders with housewives and old men carrying AK-47s.

The mainstream corporate media’s main method of slanting the story is not always in what they are telling you but what they are not telling you. Rather than give you both sides and let you make up your mind which seems right to believe, they want to force-feed you only the narrative that supports an agenda. 

And right now that agenda is war.

  • Ukraine is one of the most corrupt nations in the world and is a large purchaser of U.S. military arms. So don’t think they have nothing but rusty old AKs with which to fend off the Russians.
  • Ukraine is home to a slew of U.S.-funded biolabs. What are those labs doing and what is their current status? We’d like to know but we hear crickets from the media.
  • Historically, the land known as Ukraine has always been a fault line between East and West, one that is always simmering and periodically boils over into violence. 
  • Ukraine has only been an independent nation since 1991 but the history of this land around Kiev holds all the characteristics of a killing field. Part of the problem is a familiar one: You have three people groups who are all related but do not like or trust each other, yet found themselves forced to live together in a single nation after the fall of the Soviet Empire. No house divided against itself can stand. Not for long.

  • Stalin starved to death an estimated 14.5 million Ukrainian peasants between 1932 and 1933 through his forced collectivization program, stealing their land and giving it to his communist comrades who didn’t know how to farm it.

As the venerable Dr. Vernon Coleman writes, and I agree, war was always going to be needed to forcibly implement the Great Reset. And volatile Ukraine is the perfect place to start it.


Soros: U.S. Must Do 'Whatever Possible' To Back Ukraine

George Soros Speaks Out: US Must Do “Whatever Possible” to Back Ukraine

Globalist George Soros urged Joe Biden, Democrats to do “whatever is in their power” to support Ukraine against Russia in a series of tweets today.

This is concerning.

Billionaire Democrat megadonor George Soros says the United States, and other transatlantic nations, must “do whatever is in their power” to back Ukraine against Russia in the ongoing conflict overseas.

After Russia first invaded Ukraine on February 24, Soros says the U.S. and its allies ought to have as much involvement in the conflict as possible even as Americans overwhelmingly oppose U.S. involvement.

Soros’s urging more U.S. involvement in Ukraine comes as President Joe Biden has announced that he will send another round of American troops to Germany. The total number of American troops deployed to aid in the Ukraine-Russia conflict now stands at about 12,000.

'A National V-Pass Has Quietly Rolled Out' - For Fears Of A New Pandemic?

“A National Vaccine Pass Has Quietly Rolled Out” – And Few Noticed

Hailey Sanibel

Despite predictable rollbacks to federal, state, and local mandates in the wake of trucker convoys and deflating poll numbers for Democrats, there has nevertheless been a quiet effort to institute questionable technology with devastating future consequences.

The obvious and concerning question ought to be: If Covid is going away (and it is, for all intents and purposes), then why are we just now introducing and implementing QR-code technology that can house one;’s vaccination status? The article eerily answers that question in a way that should alert everyone’s Spidey senses.

The propaganda from Forbes ran with the headline “A National Vaccine Pass Has Quietly Rolled Out – And Red States Are Getting On Board” and began with a glaring contradiction:

“Even as the omicron variant loosens its grip on the world, destinations continue to require travelers to show proof of vaccination. And, increasingly, a paper CDC vaccination card is not cutting it.”

Statements like these are patently false. For starters, technology-based information is inherently better than paper? How is that exactly? 

Secondly, how many countries have abandoned restrictions altogether? 

Countries like Iceland, which is experiencing the highest case and death rates ever recorded since the pandemic’s outbreak despite a 90%+ adult vaccinated rate and two years of restrictive measures, are nevertheless recognizing the futility of continued lockdowns, masking, and vaccinating. New Zealand has effectively lived under martial law and is likewise witnessing the greatest single case surge since Covid was identified. In other words, these fancy vaccine passports mean and do nothing, medically speaking.

The most frightening tidbit is saved for the end of the article. While true that Covid is seemingly on the verge of being a thing of the past, there is a concerted effort to wish for another pandemic. 

Both Forbes and Bill Gates make sure we don’t forget a new, scary virus is lurking just around the corner. I’ll start with the article, which ran the final portion under the heading “this won’t be the last pandemic.” Gee, you don’t say.

“Lastly, having a vaccine verification system in place prepares the U.S. for the next coronavirus variant as well as the inevitability of a future pandemic.

Today the main threat to our health and economy remains the omicron variant, says Anderson. “But it’s going to be pi in a couple months, and it’s going to be the same situation. Yes, we’re going to get to an endemic phase of all of this, but that doesn’t change the need to continue to protect the citizens of a nation from highly transmissible and communicable diseases.” 

‘“Vaccination verification will be increasingly important at an international level,” Anderson says. “And so if we want to enable all of our citizens from every state to be able to participate in the safe travel across international boundaries and to participate in international commerce, it’d be important for our government officials from every state to enable this.’”

You know you’re reprinting Pravda when you extensively quote the guy – Dr. Brain Anderson – who leads the way in ensuring adequate means exist to imprison the world’s citizens with technological chains through the international business-government conglomerate Vaccine Credential Initiative (VCI). . As the article notes, VCI is “a global coalition of public and private stakeholders including Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle, the Mayo Clinic and other health and tech heavyweights.” Yep, not scary at all.

Although the article is big on positives, not mentioned anywhere are the drawbacks. I’ll just name one: Loss of freedom. Does anyone need more proof that this tool could be weaponized so fast against what is deemed as noncompliance and nonconformists? As everything becomes digitized (always for our convenience, we are told), what would it take to have to scan in to dine out? To get groceries? To go to the bank? To apply for a job? To deposit a mobile check? To enter an emergency room? To file taxes or to qualify for your tax refund? 

I have a different idea: No medical records of any kind need to be shown. Ever. Let’s start there.

Russian 5km-Long Column Advances On Kyiv

Russian 5km-long column advances on Kyiv. Zelensky doesn’t expect much from talks with Russia

Satellite images showed a 5-km long column moving towards Kyiv on Monday, Feb. 28 with thousands of infantry troops, tanks, self-propelled artillery, and fuel and logistical trucks, still 50km northwest of its target. In the city, weapons were being handed out to people to defend the city.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said he has little hope that the peace talks with Russia beginning on the Border with Belarus will resolve the conflict. With the massive Russian force on the move, Zelensky and Western intelligence watchers said Monday morning that the coming 24 hours would be “crucial” to the conflict. On Sunday, President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian nuclear forces to go on combat readiness in response to Western sanctions and “aggression.”

DEBKAfile sketches the situation on the different fronts of the Ukraine war:

1. The Russians paused their first attempt to take Kyiv after invading Ukraine last Thursday to await fresh supplies and fuel and meanwhile assemble a massive convoy for the operation.

2. West intelligence analysts don’t rate the chances of the far inferior Ukraine army sustaining its resistance for long.

3. After entering Ukraine’s second city of Kharkiv on Sunday, Russian troops pulled back during the day, there, too, to await heavy weapons reinforcements before going after an all-out offensive to seize the city.

4. In the southeast, the Russian army Sunday night mounted an offensive on Zabrozhia on the Dnieper, while continuing its assault to take Mariupol on the Azov Sea.

5. Ukrainian forces repelled the Russian attack on the southern city of Kherson.

6. Military analysts evaluate the Russian generals’ objective as being to link the Russian forces occupying Zabrozhia and Mariupol for blockading Ukrainian army positions in the north and the west.

7. Large Russian reserve contingents are on standby in neighboring Belarus and estimated ready to push into Ukraine from the north and the east.

Hopes for a successful peace conference on Monday faded when Moscow, ahead of its first round of negotiations with Ukraine, slapped down a demand to discuss a comprehensive accord, while Kyiv insisted first on a ceasefire and the withdrawal of the Russian invasion force.

On the battlefield meanwhile, our military analysts note that neither the Russians nor the Ukrainians are offering a clear picture of the state of play. Reports emanating from Western capitals depict the Russian army as having been forced to halt its advance by shortages of fuel and food for the soldiers. This overstates the case, much like the claim that the Russian army was totally halted in its tracks by bold Ukrainian resistance.

What is really happening, it seems, is that Russian tacticians are now prioritizing operations for cutting off and blockading Ukrainian units before major operations to capture of the country’s main cities. They are intent now on weakening resistance to their advance and counting on Ukrainian forces to buckle before long against a hugely superior military force and resign themselves to guerilla operations.

U.S.: Belarus May Join Russia In Ukraine Operations

Live updates: US official: Belarus may join Ukraine invasion

Associated Press

A senior U.S. intelligence official says Belarus is expected to send troops into Ukraine as soon as Monday to fight alongside Russian forces that invaded Ukraine last week.

Belarus has been providing support for Russia’s war effort, but so far has not taken a direct part in the conflict.

The American official has direct knowledge of current U.S. intelligence assessments and says the decision by Belarus’ leader on whether to bring Belarus further into the war depends on talks between Russia and Ukraine happening in the coming days. The official spoke anonymously to discuss the sensitive information.

Russian forces have encountered strong resistance from Ukraine defenders, and U.S. officials say they believe the invasion has been more difficult, and slower, than the Kremlin envisioned, though that could change as Moscow adapts.


A Convenient Distraction:

Look! Over there! A War!
Kensley Vitoria

American liberal media circles are going mad vilifying Russia over Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine.

What convenient timing, given that their narratives surrounding coronavirus, their petulant attempts to obfuscate their implementation and defense of voter fraud mechanisms, and the trucker convoys blockading capitol cities in open rebellion all risk the total collapse of the Build Back Better agenda, a.k.a. The Great Reset, a.k.a. The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Nobody is out there calling for peace. All of the media channels focus on casualties, troop movements, Zelensky’s heroism, Biden’s demented blunderings, Putin’s power positioning, and various countries’ uncoordinated haphazard responses. There is no global coordination towards peace. However, there is global coordination towards permitting a lazily meandering path towards chaos.

The invasion of Ukraine has been interesting in two aspects— first, English language news media has been overwhelmingly anti-Russian, and second, there haven’t really been that many casualties.

Russian forces, with all of their superiority in planning, preparation, and technology, seemed not very interested in achieving their objective. Except, just what was their objective? Was it to get caught in urban warfare on the streets of Kyiv and risk heavy casualties? Was it to dismantle the Ukrainian government and put in place an administration that would abandon NATO?

After all, for most of the past decade, Ukraine has been held in a state of constant simmering tension. This narrative of imminent Russian invasion has been almost entirely driven by a small cadre of media, government, and military elites.

And this is the crux. Putin’s line that he is “de-Nazifying” Ukraine seems really not that far from the truth. Western syndicated liberal media is all too quick to dismiss anything Putin says as the meaningless words of a lunatic tyrant. Except that’s not what Putin is. By and large, he is a very sophisticated leader who has been pivotal in bringing Russia from post-Soviet disarray to its modern position as a global superpower.

This is not to be pro-Putin. This is simply to not be dogmatically and idiotically anti-Russia, like basically everyone in the Western liberal media complex.

From Russia’s perspective, this situation has been building for years. 

How long has Ukraine been in the process of joining NATO? The USA acted strongly when Russia attempted to put missiles in Cuba. Now, when the USA attempts to put missiles in Ukraine, it is kind of silly for anyone to be surprised that Russia wouldn’t stop them. It would only take some idiot American politician, of which there are plenty, to threaten a strike on Moscow. That is ridiculous. Russian action in self-defense was always inevitable.

From a global standpoint, the “special military operation” serves the Western liberal media complex’s agenda. It permits them to be totally sensational and insanely outraged about something, without doing so in a way that undermines their position. If anything, it seems the situation is expertly engineered.

Not even all of these Western liberal media types can see it, although some may. Because they are being played. They are being given a temporary “Get Out of Jail Free” card.

The situation allows them to continue their stupid, nonsensical outrage over contrivances without addressing American trucker convoys, the end of coronavirus, or voter fraud plans being put in place for the 2022 midterms.

It is the perfect distraction.

These people in the Western liberal media complex are disgusting enough to not care if the price of their continued status quo is only several hundred lives. They are truly a rancid lot.

SWIFT Preparing To Disconnect Russia: An Act Of War?

SWIFT preparing to disconnect Russia

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) announced on Saturday that it was preparing to comply with orders from Western powers to disconnect Russia from its system.

In a statement to Reuters, SWIFT said it was “engaging with European authorities to understand the details of the entities that will be subject to the new measures” and was “preparing to comply upon legal instruction.”The European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States issued a statement on Saturday announcing that “selected Russian banks” would be “removed from the SWIFT messaging system” in response to Russia’s offensive in Ukraine.

The Western powers also announced that the Russian Central Bank would be prevented “from deploying its international reserves in ways that undermine the impact” of their sanctions.

Several years ago, after members of NATO previously considered disconnecting Russia from SWIFT, Moscow warned at the time that such a decision would be seen as a declaration of war.

Former Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in 2019 that disconnecting Russia from SWIFT would be akin to “a blow in the stomach” and would be “essentially a declaration of war.”

In The Land Of The Free....

Heartbreaking Obituary for J-6 Prisoner and Suicide Victim Matthew Perno

Matthew Perna, a non-violent Trump supporter who was arrested after January 6 committed suicide.

He was never accused of violence or vandalism. He walked inside the US Capitol.

His government targeted him, made up charges against him, and then destroyed him.
In the end, it was too much.

** The American Gulag has more on Matthew Perna.

In December Matthew Perna, 37, pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of Congress and three misdemeanor charges associated with his entry into the Capitol on Jan 6, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia reported Friday. He is scheduled for sentencing on March 3.

Via Taylor Hansen: Last week he heard from they were going after more charges against him.  “They informed him the other day that they were pursuing additional charges. He couldn’t take another day.”

Matthew Perna’s family posted a heart-wrenching obituary following his death at the John Flynn Funeral Home webpage.
From his obit:

Matthew Lawrence Perna died on February 25, 2022 of a broken heart. His community (which he loved), his country, and the justice system killed his spirit and his zest for life. Matt was an amazing man! In his 37 years, he experienced more than most people do their entire lives. He graduated from Sharpsville High School in 2002, then went on to graduate from Penn State University…

…He attended the rally on January 6, 2021 to peacefully stand up for his beliefs. After learning that the FBI was looking for him, he immediately turned himself in. He entered the Capitol through a previously opened door (he did not break in as was reported) where he was ushered in by police. He didn’t break, touch, or steal anything. He did not harm anyone, as he stayed within the velvet ropes taking pictures. For this act he has been persecuted by many members of his community, friends, relatives, and people who had never met him. Many people were quietly supportive, and Matt was truly grateful for them. The constant delays in hearings, and postponements dragged out for over a year. Because of this, Matt’s heart broke and his spirit died, and many people are responsible for the pain he endured. Matt did not have a hateful bone in his body. He embraced people of all races, income brackets, and beliefs, never once berating anyone for having different views…

…Matt’s family stood by him during this devastating ordeal, and are extremely proud of his passion for life and his pursuit of many dreams. His actions last year are not looked down upon, instead his family is grateful and humbled by his courage. They say God never gives anyone more than they can handle. That statement is not Biblical, nor is it true. Rest Easy Matt, you are finally FREE!

U.S. Trucker Convoy Now 10 Miles Long And Growing

U.S. Trucker Convoy now 10 miles long and growing (videos)…

Ukraine And Beyond:

The Real Reason All Eyes are on Ukraine

Even many Americans in the reality-based community were blindsided when the much-hyped “invasion of Ukraine” actually came to pass, having assumed Putin would stop at recognizing the Donbass republics’ self-declared independence and giving NATO the poke in the eye it was clearly spoiling for. But things didn’t stop there. 

Apparently figuring now is as good a time as any to punish those responsible for the eight years of bloody war in the now-independent Donetsk and Lugansk states, Russia is taking the fight all the way to the “neo-Nazis and drug addicts” in Kiev, giving the boys (and girls) of NATO a little tingle as they wonder if perhaps they will actually be called upon to do something for the first time in their careers and lay down their lives for the likes of the Azov Battalion and the Blackwater scumbags who train them. (Yes, I know Ukraine is not a member of NATO and there is no Article 5 responsibility there. NATO doesn’t seem to know this, however).

Perhaps understandably, given the much-inflated variations on this drama that are playing out in the world’s media (Ukrainians are googling how to make Molotov cocktails! but wait, we thought they broadcast the ingredients on the radio! or weren’t all their university students halting their chemistry experiments to make them? maybe they taught their cats to do it!) all eyes are on Ukraine, most of us hoping this doesn’t degenerate into the World War 3 that certain excessively powerful sociopaths are clearly lusting after (you don’t hit multiple non-combatant merchant ships with missiles unless you’re trying to make a regional mess into a global one). More importantly, they aren’t lusting after it for the usual reasons (fat weapons contracts, the chance to plunder another nation’s natural resources) – at least not only for those reasons.

That’s right, while everyone is on the edge of their seat over the events unfolding in and around Kiev (will Zelensky take the US’ offer of help or won’t he? Will the US drop him out of a helicopter and say their fingers slipped or won’t they?) the self-identified “adults in the room” will be quietly hammering out a “global pandemic treaty” that has the unusual distinction of being legally binding internationally – that means it supersedes the national laws of any of the 194 WHO member countries that will be expected to sign it.

Some of you may recall the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (a global body co-run by the WHO and the World Bank, if you can believe that such an unspeakable alliance exists) issued a report in 2019 requiring the WHO to have completed a “simulation” regarding the release of a deadly respiratory pathogen by September 2020. That paper appears to no longer exist on the agency’s site, at least not at the link where it was previously found. How strange that they would seek to remove something which clearly took a lot of effort (and not a little graphic design) to put together! Fortunately, we still have, at least until they get wind of this and remove it (yes, is being taken over by the fact-check pod-people).

Skip to page 10, or just read the second bullet point above. Remember, this report came out in 2019, before Event 201, before the Military World Games, before the OMFGVIRUS that has dominated our world for the last two years. The simulation was never supposed to be permanent – that wouldn’t be much of a simulation, would it? Now read the first bullet point, and the third. Better yet, just read the whole document, or at least the executive summary. They’re calling for the development of an international legally-binding set of pandemic regulations that would comprise a “systemwide response for health emergencies.”

There will simply be a single global pandemic-based government, ensuring citizens are properly vaccinated as they move between the entities once known as “nations” but now more correctly as “states,” and since we’ll have to use digital passports in order to monitor our ever-shifting immunities given the veritable storm of viruses that have been prepared to assail our once-functional immune systems, might as well throw in the whole Known Traveler Digital Identity (I covered this at much greater length here – search “KTDI”) and ensure that every border you cross not only gets a record of your immunizations but also your finances, your credit score, and yes, your social credit score.

Western Propaganda For Ukraine Is Epic In Scale, A Wider War Is In View

The First Casualty of War Is the Truth – The Current Western Propaganda for Ukraine Is Epic in Scale

When we shared yesterday that all interested observers should be very wary of the information from media sources around Ukraine, there was a reason for that.  Question everything. Take nothing at face value.

If you have never experienced the propaganda push surrounding war, the totality of the inbound bull---- can be destabilizing, overwhelming and unnerving.  It’s one of the reasons why CTH doesn’t share immediate information.  Everyone has an agenda.

Everything we are seeing in U.S. media surrounding U.S. interests in Ukraine is a massive propaganda operation with the headquarters in the U.S. State Department and U.S. intelligence community.  The sense of sympathy you are feeling is part of an intentionally manipulative operation from within this DC matrix.

The images, pictures, videos, speeches, soundbites and the cinematography broadcast by U.S. corporate media are all purposefully intended to create a very specific outlook within the American people toward the issues in Ukraine.  The leftist United Nations, and the leftist U.S State Dept, will work together on this just like they have done in the prior examples (Ukraine 1.0, Libya, Egypt, etc.).

It is very easy to become a victim of psychological warfare intended to manipulate our opinions.

The neocons, war promoting agents working on behalf of the UniParty and the collective globalist interests, are all united in their effort.

Unfortunately, almost everything being transmitted from corporate news into our psyche is part of a battle for your mind.  The goal is to create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

This is why people who are familiar with these types of tactics often tap-out when the drumbeats get loudest.

The White House, which means the total globalist effort, tipped their hand earlier last week when they defined “strategic power” and their outlook toward winning the battle for the mind.  Everything is about writing a script, creating a narrative, building a “better story,” where the globalists are the heroes.   In essence, the “strategic power” battle is for your mind…

A Wider War Is In Prospect

Paul Craig Roberts

A nano-second to midnight?

It looks like what began as a highly successful Russian military action is being turned into a clown act by the Kremlin civilians who are so anxious to show that Russia means well that they risk  turning the Ukraine intervention into a farce that might end in a wider European conflict.

The Ukraine doesn’t have much of a military, but it has a powerful word that stops the Russian military in its tracks:  negotiation. Zelensky uttered the word, and Putin stopped the invasion.  The Kremlin fell for the trick a second time and sent negotiators to Gomel where Zelensky was again a no-show.  It is a curious situation when it is the country that is winning the war which is so anxious for negotiations. Indeed, neither Lavrov nor Putin can shut up about how willing they are to negotiate.  A person might conclude that Russia is losing the war.  Putin even felt obliged to assure Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett that Moscow remains open to talks with Kiev.  As Israel is supporting the Ukrainian Nazis, you would think it would be Israel giving the reassurance.

Normally, halting an invasion provides the enemy with time to recover from the shock and reform lines.  Surely Shoygu knows this. Even worse, by delaying the outcome, it allows the hysterical and completely stupid West to widen the war by getting involved. The US/NATO are beefing up their European deployments of troops and sending weapons to Ukraine. Stoltenberg is issuing threats he cannot back up. A collection of Finnish idiots are trying to get a vote on Finland joining NATO, an act of insanity that Putin has already said would not be permitted. Germany has changed its mind and now says Germany is sending weapons to Ukraine.  Will Germany, US, NATO also change their minds about sending troops?  Every hour’s delay in Russia finishing the task gives the Western morons more chance to blunder into war.

One can understand the Kremlin’s decision to spare civilians as once Ukraine is de-nazified, Russia hopes to have good relations with Ukraine.  But the Kremlin is mistaken if it expects kudos for good intentions from the West.  Whatever Russia does will be painted in the blackest terms.  Already the Ukrainian Nazi militias are being praised as “freedom fighters.”

The function of the Western media is to turn fiction into fact and lies into truth.  The narrative of Russian war crimes was already established by the second day of the war.  Here is, for example, Bloomberg Evening Briefing Feb 25, but all the presstitutes say the same thing: “The Russian invasion has been marked by indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas and strikes on protected facilities such as hospitals, Amnesty International said. . . . Russians shelled a kindergarten and an orphanage.”  Despite all the alleged attacks and indiscriminate shellings, Amnesty International can only get the kill list up to 140 people, and Bloomberg doesn’t say whether this is civilians only or includes soldiers and the neo-Nazi militias. So far it seems that the Russian invasion hasn’t killed as many people as one US strike on a children’s soccer game, or a wedding or funeral.

On the military front Russia is predominate, but on the propaganda front she is always outgunned. The reason is that Russia always fails to take the initiative, instead remaining purely reactive.  Russia’s response to sanctions has so far been entirely feeble.  Russia continues to supply Europe with energy when she can turn off the pipelines and shut down German industry.

It was Machiavelli who said “it is better to be feared than loved.”  If Russia were feared, the Finns would not be pushing to join NATO. The Germans and French would not be sending weapons to the Ukraine Nazis. The US would not dare personally sanction the President of Russia.  If Ukraine develops into a wider war, much of the blame will reside in Russia’s reactive character and delay upon delay in using its superior force.

However Brutal Russia has to be, it is much better for Russia to quickly finish its conquest of Ukraine, because the price of delay can be much higher.  This is what delay has brought  us to:

“Putin Orders Russian Nuclear Forces to Be on Highest Alert”

Again, the moronic and arrogant West did not hear when Putin said:

“I would now like to say something very important for those who may be tempted to interfere in these developments from the outside. No matter who tries to stand in our way or all the more so create threats for our country and our people, they must know that Russia will respond immediately, and the consequences will be such as you have never seen in your entire history. No matter how the events unfold, we are ready. All the necessary decisions in this regard have been taken. I hope that my words will be heard.”

Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the province of Chechnya commands some of Russia’s most feared combat units. He said Russia’s tactics are not working because they are too sluggish. The West has armed Ukraine with new generation heavy artillery and weapons, while Russia is not using its heavy artillery and weapons such as TOS. It seems that even when he goes to war, Putin really doesn’t want to use much force.

7 FAKE NEWS stories coming out of Ukraine