The Speech

September 20, 2022

So, I just watched Putin’s speech live on France 24. Probably not the exact translation, as they were doing it live, and in this case some nuances might be lost, but the gist was nevertheless clear. Here are my reflections on what was said.

First of all, the speech was not aimed at the world, but was for the internal audience. Sure, a number of pundits will pick it apart and find “controversial” statements, but this is to be expected. I’ll lay out what I picked up in bullet points. The bullet points are in no particular order.

  • Russia has gained four new territories (signing ceremony was held immediately after the speech. Of course, parts of the two out of four territories are under Ukraine (Donetsk and Zaporozhye), but I do think that this will be resolved in the near future).
  • Four territories held referenda to express their desire to join Russia. The right of people to self-determine is enshrined in UN Article 1, and Russia’s acceptance of the four territories is in line with the international law and UN Article 1.
  • This step was necessary to protect historic Russian population that have been shelled since 2014, and were denied their culture, language and identity by Ukraine post 2014 Maidan.
  • Russia has endured a number of interventions from the collective west, starting in 17th century (Poland), with the most recent after the 1917 revolution. Russia has persevered and won.
  • In 1990s, after the USSR dissolution, that was progressed despite overwhelming opposition by the population of USSR during the referendum, the collective West tried to take Russia apart and gain control of her natural resources, while referring to Russia as a partner.
  • USA have been acting as a hegemon, dividing the rest of the world into their friends (vassals) and the rest – countries and peoples that were treated as colonies, allowing the USA to collect “hegemon tax”.
  • USA have ruled the world based on the set of rules that they have established themselves – who gave them this right?
  • The West have engaged in a policy of colonisation since 15th century. Many native peoples, nations were decimated, including American Indians, Chinese through opium wars.
  • Now the USA has resorted to destroying strategic assets owned by international actors, while denying any involvement. One has to ask – who is responsible? The answer is, whomever benefits the most is the one responsible.
  • Now the USA is pushing forward with woke agenda. Russia has two genders, not some other genders. Russia doesn’t need Parent 1, Parent 2, Parent 3. Russia will live according to its culture, religious beliefs and traditional values.
  • “One thing that I want to point out – things will not go on the same way they were before” (I think that was the only statement pointed at the collective West, I’m recording this from memory, might not be the actual quote).
  • People of the four areas have come back to the Russia’s fold, and we will protect them with everything we have.
  • Russia is always open to negotiations and are ready to go back to the negotiating table, albeit under a different set of conditions that were discussed in April.

No doubt, we will have analysis and dissecting of the statements in the days to come. This is my take on the speech, and I a not a political analyst, a think tank shark, or anything else of sort. But I thought the speech was to the point. It certainly had its patriotism moments, but overall it was balanced, called a lot on the Russian history rather than rah-rah statements, and did not come across as speeches in certain other countries, both historical and current, declaring exceptionalism and primacy of one country / nation over others.

As to the next steps and developments, this one is tricky. There have been reports that Ukraine was trying hard as hell, regardless of losses, to take Liman in DNR prior to the declaration of reunification to deliver a blow in information war against Russia. So far, despite heavy losses, Liman is holding. With the events of today, it will be interesting to watch how the events unfold.

Finally, I have come across a certain Telegram channel, in Russian, t.me/resident_ua – google translate is your friend, although sometimes the slang used makes it hard to decipher, but ~90% of the message gets through. I have only been following it for a week or so. This channel posits itself as reporting internal workings of the Office of the President (OP) of Ukraine. I have no idea as to authenticity of the claim, but lots of things being reported are spot on (remember, my experience is one week old, so pinch of salt).

In the last couple of days it was reported that (again, in no particular order):

  • Zelensky gave orders to take Liman, no matter the losses.
  • Zelensky is upset that the West is giving media space to his head general Zaluzhny, as it looks like he might be hand-picked to lead the country if Zelensky falls out of favour.
  • MI-6, back in June/July, informed the OP that use of tactical nuclear weapons have been discussed in the Kremlin at least twice.
  • MI-6 warned the OP that Putin’s speech will contain an ultimatum to Ukraine that if it doesn’t surrender, Russia will destroy its power generation sector in two weeks, after which it will resort to the use of tactical nuclear weapons (Putin’s speech did not have anything to this effect – part reason I wanted to listen to see if MI-6 claims were legit).
  • USA have transferred a number of US officers, under the guise of private mercenaries, to Germany to direct Ukrainian war efforts. This, effectively, means that the hybrid war is real, and mission control centre is moving from Kiev to Berlin, rendering Zelensky and Zaluzhny obsolete.

May we live in interesting times!

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stagmal

liman still holding out is a bullish indicator for the russians. in reality it shows how retarded both sides have been in this war:

russia- for allowing this to happen by not calling up more men and reserves far earlier than they have done, which would have prevented ukraine’s s urprise offensive in kharkov for getting as far as it has.

and ukraine, for, despite all their numerical bulk, being incapable of taking some irrelevant hamlet. the lyman garrison is apparently about 500 men large (supported by forces outside of it) vs. an army of about 6000 or so ukranians, every attack thus far has been repelled. i expect it to fall soon, but this has been a remarkable defensive operation for the allied forces vs the ukranians.

along with the failure of the kherson offensive it shows how you can come to conclude that russia’s losses are much greater than ukraine’s in this war. whenever the russians or the allied militias dig in and defend the ukranians seemingly cannot get past them.

i listened to the speech, i like how he called out western dick chopping in it.

i dont believe the power grid rumours at all, but we will see given the annexation is seemingly a game changer. as far as russian law is concerned now ukraine is the invader, not russia, and it is encroaching on russian territory itself. so this could mean a green-light to start targetting civilian infrastructure like the UKR power grid

it’s notable though that the UKR power grid is operating at extreme over-capacity and has been since 1991. ukr’s power grid was built by the soviet union to handle a super industrialised region that mass produced steel and ships etc, post 1991 ukraine has been a hollowed out deindustrialised shithole, and post the war its now super depopulated. so the power grid has heaps of capacity to spare, meaning it’ll be really hard to destroy it if the russians try to.

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A fly in your ointment

wrt to Ruski apparent siliness and indecisiveness, The Nebulator seems to explains it well and this holds water even from historic perspective

https://t.me/thenebulator/792

While I am no “Russia whisperer,” years of observation and personal experience have taught me one thing about the Russian mentality: the timeline between them being provoked and reacting is NOT a linear function.

Unlike Americans, who tend to be guided by emotions and react almost immediately to every stimulus (both of which, I would argue, have been weaponized by political bad actors), the Russian government and Russians in general tend to be more deliberate — at first. Repeated “poking” and prodding, however, rapidly lowers the reaction time until it seems like they’re lashing out at the slightest provocation and completely out of proportion. Thing is, the response isn’t based on just the latest stimulus, but the cumulative pattern of those that came before.

This is very difficult to grasp for people who basically live in the now and have little to no long-term memory or understanding (whether organically or as a result of conditioning, doesn’t matter). Then again, I suspect most Russians also have a hard time fully comprehending the impulsiveness of the West, filtering it — as most people do — through the lens of their own behavior.

In my opinion, this more than anything helps explain the near-total disconnect between Russia and the Globalist-American Empire.

Coming

thanks mark

i find you most trustworthy than other media

would be good to have a russian speaker amongst us, but alas

A fly in your ointment

http://kremlin.ru/events/president/news/69465

translated to anglo

probably will need a vpn

A fly in your ointment
Three blind mice

en text link censored by thy ISP.

disect as you please.
my view is that accession is actually not good for many reasons, and the better path would be a Taiwanisation (claim of the new Territory to be representing the full Territory of UA). In short this legalises the right or Russian regions to break away from Russia.
Anyway… above is the view from my chair sipping the Chateaux de Chateaux vintage 1976 with some caviar from St. Petersburg and reality may be separated from my vantage point.

Signing of treaties on accession of Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia

A ceremony for signing the treaties on the accession of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Lugansk People’s Republic, the Zaporozhye Region and the Kherson Region to the Russian Federation took place in of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s St George Hall.

September 30, 202216:00The Kremlin, Moscow

Presidential address on the occasion of signing the treaties on the accession of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia.

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Presidential address on the occasion of signing the treaties on the accession of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia. Photo: Grigoriy Sisoev, RIA Novosti

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Citizens of Russia, citizens of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, residents of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, deputies of the State Duma, senators of the Russian Federation,

As you know, referendums have been held in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. The ballots have been counted and the results have been announced. The people have made their unequivocal choice.

Today we will sign treaties on the accession of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Lugansk People’s Republic, Zaporozhye Region and Kherson Region to the Russian Federation. I have no doubt that the Federal Assembly will support the constitutional laws on the accession to Russia and the establishment of four new regions, our new constituent entities of the Russian Federation, because this is the will of millions of people. (Applause.)

It is undoubtedly their right, an inherent right sealed in Article 1 of the UN Charter, which directly states the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.

I repeat, it is an inherent right of the people. It is based on our historical affinity, and it is that right that led generations of our predecessors, those who built and defended Russia for centuries since the period of Ancient Rus, to victory.

Here in Novorossiya, [Pyotr] Rumyantsev, [Alexander] Suvorov and [Fyodor] Ushakov fought their battles, and Catherine the Great and [Grigory] Potyomkin founded new cities. Our grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought here to the bitter end during the Great Patriotic War.

We will always remember the heroes of the Russian Spring, those who refused to accept the neo-Nazi coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014, all those who died for the right to speak their native language, to preserve their culture, traditions and religion, and for the very right to live. We remember the soldiers of Donbass, the martyrs of the “Odessa Khatyn,” the victims of inhuman terrorist attacks carried out by the Kiev regime. We commemorate volunteers and militiamen, civilians, children, women, senior citizens, Russians, Ukrainians, people of various nationalities; popular leader of Donetsk Alexander Zakharchenko; military commanders Arsen Pavlov and Vladimir Zhoga, Olga Kochura and Alexei Mozgovoy; prosecutor of the Lugansk Republic Sergei Gorenko; paratrooper Nurmagomed Gadzhimagomedov and all our soldiers and officers who died a hero’s death during the special military operation. They are heroes. (Applause.) Heroes of great Russia. Please join me in a minute of silence to honour their memory.

(Minute of silence.)

Thank you.

Behind the choice of millions of residents in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, is our common destiny and thousand-year history. People have passed this spiritual connection on to their children and grandchildren. Despite all the trials they endured, they carried the love for Russia through the years. This is something no one can destroy. That is why both older generations and young people – those who were born after the tragic collapse of the Soviet Union – have voted for our unity, for our common future.

In 1991 in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, representatives of the party elite of that time made a decision to terminate the Soviet Union, without asking ordinary citizens what they wanted, and people suddenly found themselves cut off from their homeland. This tore apart and dismembered our national community and triggered a national catastrophe. Just like the government quietly demarcated the borders of Soviet republics, acting behind the scenes after the 1917 revolution, the last leaders of the Soviet Union, contrary to the direct expression of the will of the majority of people in the referendum of 1991, destroyed our great country, and simply made the people in the former republics face this as an accomplished fact.

I can admit that they didn’t even know what they were doing and what consequences their actions would have in the end. But it doesn’t matter now. There is no Soviet Union anymore; we cannot return to the past. Actually, Russia no longer needs it today; this isn’t our ambition. But there is nothing stronger than the determination of millions of people who, by their culture, religion, traditions, and language, consider themselves part of Russia, whose ancestors lived in a single country for centuries. There is nothing stronger than their determination to return to their true historical homeland.

For eight long years, people in Donbass were subjected to genocide, shelling and blockades; in Kherson and Zaporozhye, a criminal policy was pursued to cultivate hatred for Russia, for everything Russian. Now too, during the referendums, the Kiev regime threatened schoolteachers, women who worked in election commissions with reprisals and death. Kiev threatened millions of people who came to express their will with repression. But the people of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson weren’t broken, and they had their say.

I want the Kiev authorities and their true handlers in the West to hear me now, and I want everyone to remember this: the people living in Lugansk and Donetsk, in Kherson and Zaporozhye have become our citizens, forever. (Applause.)

We call on the Kiev regime to immediately cease fire and all hostilities; to end the war it unleashed back in 2014 and return to the negotiating table. We are ready for this, as we have said more than once. But the choice of the people in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson will not be discussed. The decision has been made, and Russia will not betray it. (Applause.) Kiev’s current authorities should respect this free expression of the people’s will; there is no other way. This is the only way to peace.

We will defend our land with all the forces and resources we have, and we will do everything we can to ensure the safety of our people. This is the great liberating mission of our nation.

We will definitely rebuild the destroyed cities and towns, the residential buildings, schools, hospitals, theatres and museums. We will restore and develop industrial enterprises, factories, infrastructure, as well as the social security, pension, healthcare and education systems.

We will certainly work to improve the level of security. Together we will make sure that citizens in the new regions can feel the support of all the people of Russia, of the entire nation, all the republics, territories and regions of our vast Motherland. (Applause.)

Friends, colleagues,

Today I would like to address our soldiers and officers who are taking part in the special military operation, the fighters of Donbass and Novorossiya, those who went to military recruitment offices after receiving a call-up paper under the executive order on partial mobilisation, and those who did this voluntarily, answering the call of their hearts. I would like to address their parents, wives and children, to tell them what our people are fighting for, what kind of enemy we are up against, and who is pushing the world into new wars and crises and deriving blood-stained benefits from this tragedy.

Our compatriots, our brothers and sisters in Ukraine who are part of our united people have seen with their own eyes what the ruling class of the so-called West have prepared for humanity as a whole. They have dropped their masks and shown what they are really made of.

When the Soviet Union collapsed, the West decided that the world and all of us would permanently accede to its dictates. In 1991, the West thought that Russia would never rise after such shocks and would fall to pieces on its own. This almost happened. We remember the horrible 1990s, hungry, cold and hopeless. But Russia remained standing, came alive, grew stronger and occupied its rightful place in the world.

Meanwhile, the West continued and continues looking for another chance to strike a blow at us, to weaken and break up Russia, which they have always dreamed about, to divide our state and set our peoples against each other, and to condemn them to poverty and extinction. They cannot rest easy knowing that there is such a great country with this huge territory in the world, with its natural wealth, resources and people who cannot and will not do someone else’s bidding.

The West is ready to cross every line to preserve the neo-colonial system which allows it to live off the world, to plunder it thanks to the domination of the dollar and technology, to collect an actual tribute from humanity, to extract its primary source of unearned prosperity, the rent paid to the hegemon. The preservation of this annuity is their main, real and absolutely self-serving motivation. This is why total de-sovereignisation is in their interest. This explains their aggression towards independent states, traditional values and authentic cultures, their attempts to undermine international and integration processes, new global currencies and technological development centres they cannot control. It is critically important for them to force all countries to surrender their sovereignty to the United States.

In certain countries, the ruling elites voluntarily agree to do this, voluntarily agree to become vassals; others are bribed or intimidated. And if this does not work, they destroy entire states, leaving behind humanitarian disasters, devastation, ruins, millions of wrecked and mangled human lives, terrorist enclaves, social disaster zones, protectorates, colonies and semi-colonies. They don’t care. All they care about is their own benefit.

I want to underscore again that their insatiability and determination to preserve their unfettered dominance are the real causes of the hybrid war that the collective West is waging against Russia. They do not want us to be free; they want us to be a colony. They do not want equal cooperation; they want to loot. They do not want to see us a free society, but a mass of soulless slaves.

They see our thought and our philosophy as a direct threat. That is why they target our philosophers for assassination. Our culture and art present a danger to them, so they are trying to ban them. Our development and prosperity are also a threat to them because competition is growing. They do not want or need Russia, but we do. (Applause.)

I would like to remind you that in the past, ambitions of world domination have repeatedly shattered against the courage and resilience of our people. Russia will always be Russia. We will continue to defend our values and our Motherland.

The West is counting on impunity, on being able to get away with anything. As a matter of fact, this was actually the case until recently. Strategic security agreements have been trashed; agreements reached at the highest political level have been declared tall tales; firm promises not to expand NATO to the east gave way to dirty deception as soon as our former leaders bought into them; missile defence, intermediate-range and shorter-range missile treaties have been unilaterally dismantled under far-fetched pretexts.

And all we hear is, the West is insisting on a rules-based order. Where did that come from anyway? Who has ever seen these rules? Who agreed or approved them? Listen, this is just a lot of nonsense, utter deceit, double standards, or even triple standards! They must think we’re stupid.

Russia is a great thousand-year-old power, a whole civilisation, and it is not going to live by such makeshift, false rules. (Applause.)

It was the so-called West that trampled on the principle of the inviolability of borders, and now it is deciding, at its own discretion, who has the right to self-determination and who does not, who is unworthy of it. It is unclear what their decisions are based on or who gave them the right to decide in the first place. They just assumed it.

That is why the choice of the people in Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson makes them so furiously angry. The West does not have any moral right to weigh in, or even utter a word about freedom of democracy. It does not and it never did.

Western elites not only deny national sovereignty and international law. Their hegemony has pronounced features of totalitarianism, despotism and apartheid. They brazenly divide the world into their vassals – the so-called civilised countries – and all the rest, who, according to the designs of today’s Western racists, should be added to the list of barbarians and savages. False labels like “rogue country” or “authoritarian regime” are already available, and are used to stigmatise entire nations and states, which is nothing new. There is nothing new in this: deep down, the Western elites have remained the same colonisers. They discriminate and divide peoples into the top tier and the rest.

We have never agreed to and will never agree to such political nationalism and racism. What else, if not racism, is the Russophobia being spread around the world? What, if not racism, is the West’s dogmatic conviction that its civilisation and neoliberal culture is an indisputable model for the entire world to follow? “You’re either with us or against us.” It even sounds strange.

Western elites are even shifting repentance for their own historical crimes on everyone else, demanding that the citizens of their countries and other peoples confess to things they have nothing to do with at all, for example, the period of colonial conquests.

It is worth reminding the West that it began its colonial policy back in the Middle Ages, followed by the worldwide slave trade, the genocide of Indian tribes in America, the plunder of India and Africa, the wars of England and France against China, as a result of which it was forced to open its ports to the opium trade. What they did was get entire nations hooked on drugs and purposefully exterminated entire ethnic groups for the sake of grabbing land and resources, hunting people like animals. This is contrary to human nature, truth, freedom and justice.

While we – we are proud that in the 20th century our country led the anti-colonial movement, which opened up opportunities for many peoples around the world to make progress, reduce poverty and inequality, and defeat hunger and disease.

To emphasise, one of the reasons for the centuries-old Russophobia, the Western elites’ unconcealed animosity toward Russia is precisely the fact that we did not allow them to rob us during the period of colonial conquests and forced the Europeans to trade with us on mutually beneficial terms. This was achieved by creating a strong centralised state in Russia, which grew and got stronger based on the great moral values​​of Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism, as well as Russian culture and the Russian word that were open to all.

There were numerous plans to invade Russia. Such attempts were made during the Time of Troubles in the 17th century and in the period of ordeals after the 1917 revolution. All of them failed. The West managed to grab hold of Russia’s wealth only in the late 20th century, when the state had been destroyed. They called us friends and partners, but they treated us like a colony, using various schemes to pump trillions of dollars out of the country. We remember. We have not forgotten anything.

A few days ago, people in Donetsk and Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye declared their support for restoring our historical unity. Thank you! (Applause.)

Western countries have been saying for centuries that they bring freedom and democracy to other nations. Nothing could be further from the truth. Instead of bringing democracy they suppressed and exploited, and instead of giving freedom they enslaved and oppressed. The unipolar world is inherently anti-democratic and unfree; it is false and hypocritical through and through.

The United States is the only country in the world that has used nuclear weapons twice, destroying the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. And they created a precedent.

Recall that during WWII the United States and Britain reduced Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne and many other German cities to rubble, without the least military necessity. It was done ostentatiously and, to repeat, without any military necessity. They had only one goal, as with the nuclear bombing of Japanese cities: to intimidate our country and the rest of the world.

The United States left a deep scar in the memory of the people of Korea and Vietnam with their carpet bombings and use of napalm and chemical weapons.

It actually continues to occupy Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea and other countries, which they cynically refer to as equals and allies. Look now, what kind of alliance is that? The whole world knows that the top officials in these countries are being spied on and that their offices and homes are bugged. It is a disgrace, a disgrace for those who do this and for those who, like slaves, silently and meekly swallow this arrogant behaviour.

They call the orders and threats they make to their vassals Euro-Atlantic solidarity, and the creation of biological weapons and the use of human test subjects, including in Ukraine, noble medical research.

It is their destructive policies, wars and plunder that have unleashed today’s massive wave of migrants. Millions of people endure hardships and humiliation or die by the thousands trying to reach Europe.

They are exporting grain from Ukraine now. Where are they taking it under the guise of ensuring the food security of the poorest countries? Where is it going? They are taking it to the self-same European countries. Only five percent has been delivered to the poorest countries. More cheating and naked deception again.

In effect, the American elite is using the tragedy of these people to weaken its rivals, to destroy nation states. This goes for Europe and for the identities of France, Italy, Spain and other countries with centuries-long histories.

Washington demands more and more sanctions against Russia and the majority of European politicians obediently go along with it. They clearly understand that by pressuring the EU to completely give up Russian energy and other resources, the United States is practically pushing Europe toward deindustrialisation in a bid to get its hands on the entire European market. These European elites understand everything – they do, but they prefer to serve the interests of others. This is no longer servility but direct betrayal of their own peoples. God bless, it is up to them.

But the Anglo-Saxons believe sanctions are no longer enough and now they have turned to subversion. It seems incredible but it is a fact – by causing explosions on Nord Stream’s international gas pipelines passing along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, they have actually embarked on the destruction of Europe’s entire energy infrastructure. It is clear to everyone who stands to gain. Those who benefit are responsible, of course.

The dictates of the US are backed up by crude force, on the law of the fist. Sometimes it is beautifully wrapped sometimes there is no wrapping at all but the gist is the same – the law of the fist. Hence, the deployment and maintenance of hundreds of military bases in all corners of the world, NATO expansion, and attempts to cobble together new military alliances, such as AUKUS and the like. Much is being done to create a Washington-Seoul-Tokyo military-political chain. All states that possess or aspire to genuine strategic sovereignty and are capable of challenging Western hegemony, are automatically declared enemies.

These are the principles that underlie US and NATO military doctrines that require total domination. Western elites are presenting their neocolonialist plans with the same hypocrisy, claiming peaceful intentions, talking about some kind of deterrence. This evasive word migrates from one strategy to another but really only means one thing – undermining any and all sovereign centres of power.

We have already heard about the deterrence of Russia, China and Iran. I believe next in line are other countries of Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, as well as current US partners and allies. After all, we know that when they are displeased, they introduce sanctions against their allies as well – against this or that bank or company. This is their practice and they will expand it. They have everything in their sights, including our next-door neighbours – the CIS countries.

At the same time, the West has clearly been engaged in wishful thinking for a long time. In launching the sanctions blitzkrieg against Russia, for example, they thought that they could once again line up the whole world at their command. As it turns out, however, such a bright prospect does not excite everyone – other than complete political masochists and admirers of other unconventional forms of international relations. Most states refuse to ”snap a salute“ and instead choose the sensible path of cooperation with Russia.

The West clearly did not expect such insubordination. They simply got used to acting according to a template, to grab whatever they please, by blackmail, bribery, intimidation, and convinced themselves that these methods would work forever, as if they had fossilised in the past.

Such self-confidence is a direct product not only of the notorious concept of exceptionalism – although it never ceases to amaze – but also of the real ”information hunger“ in the West. The truth has been drowned in an ocean of myths, illusions and fakes, using extremely aggressive propaganda, lying like Goebbels. The more unbelievable the lie, the quicker people will believe it – that is how they operate, according to this principle.

But people cannot be fed with printed dollars and euros. You can’t feed them with those pieces of paper, and the virtual, inflated capitalisation of western social media companies can’t heat their homes. Everything I am saying is important. And what I just said is no less so: you can’t feed anyone with paper – you need food; and you can’t heat anyone’s home with these inflated capitalisations – you need energy.

That is why politicians in Europe have to convince their fellow citizens to eat less, take a shower less often and dress warmer at home. And those who start asking fair questions like “Why is that, in fact?” are immediately declared enemies, extremists and radicals. They point back at Russia and say: that is the source of all your troubles. More lies.

I want to make special note of the fact that there is every reason to believe that the Western elites are not going to look for constructive ways out of the global food and energy crisis that they and they alone are to blame for, as a result of their long-term policy, dating back long before our special military operation in Ukraine, in Donbass. They have no intention of solving the problems of injustice and inequality. I am afraid they would rather use other formulas they are more comfortable with.

And here it is important to recall that the West bailed itself out of its early 20th century challenges with World War I. Profits from World War II helped the United States finally overcome the Great Depression and become the largest economy in the world, and to impose on the planet the power of the dollar as a global reserve currency. And the 1980s crisis – things came to a head in the 1980s again – the West emerged from it unscathed largely by appropriating the inheritance and resources of the collapsed and defunct Soviet Union. That’s a fact.

Now, in order to free itself from the latest web of challenges, they need to dismantle Russia as well as other states that choose a sovereign path of development, at all costs, to be able to further plunder other nations’ wealth and use it to patch their own holes. If this does not happen, I cannot rule out that they will try to trigger a collapse of the entire system, and blame everything on that, or, God forbid, decide to use the old formula of economic growth through war.

Russia is aware of its responsibility to the international community and will make every effort to ensure that cooler heads prevail.

The current neocolonial model is ultimately doomed; this much is obvious. But I repeat that its real masters will cling to it to the end. They simply have nothing to offer the world except to maintain the same system of plundering and racketeering.

They do not give a damn about the natural right of billions of people, the majority of humanity, to freedom and justice, the right to determine their own future. They have already moved on to the radical denial of moral, religious, and family values.

Let’s answer some very simple questions for ourselves. Now I would like to return to what I said and want to address also all citizens of the country – not just the colleagues that are in the hall – but all citizens of Russia: do we want to have here, in our country, in Russia, “parent number one, parent number two and parent number three” (they have completely lost it!) instead of mother and father? Do we want our schools to impose on our children, from their earliest days in school, perversions that lead to degradation and extinction? Do we want to drum into their heads the ideas that certain other genders exist along with women and men and to offer them gender reassignment surgery? Is that what we want for our country and our children? This is all unacceptable to us. We have a different future of our own.

Let me repeat that the dictatorship of the Western elites targets all societies, including the citizens of Western countries themselves. This is a challenge to all. This complete renunciation of what it means to be human, the overthrow of faith and traditional values, and the suppression of freedom are coming to resemble a “religion in reverse” – pure Satanism. Exposing false messiahs, Jesus Christ said in the Sermon on the Mount: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” These poisonous fruits are already obvious to people, and not only in our country but also in all countries, including many people in the West itself.

The world has entered a period of a fundamental, revolutionary transformation. New centres of power are emerging. They represent the majority – the majority! – of the international community. They are ready not only to declare their interests but also to protect them. They see in multipolarity an opportunity to strengthen their sovereignty, which means gaining genuine freedom, historical prospects, and the right to their own independent, creative and distinctive forms of development, to a harmonious process.

As I have already said, we have many like-minded people in Europe and the United States, and we feel and see their support. An essentially emancipatory, anti-colonial movement against unipolar hegemony is taking shape in the most diverse countries and societies. Its power will only grow with time. It is this force that will determine our future geopolitical reality.

Friends,

Today, we are fighting for a just and free path, first of all for ourselves, for Russia, in order to leave dictate and despotism in the past. I am convinced that countries and peoples understand that a policy based on the exceptionalism of whoever it may be and the suppression of other cultures and peoples is inherently criminal, and that we must close this shameful chapter. The ongoing collapse of Western hegemony is irreversible. And I repeat: things will never be the same.

The battlefield to which destiny and history have called us is a battlefield for our people, for the great historical Russia. (Applause.) For the great historical Russia, for future generations, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We must protect them against enslavement and monstrous experiments that are designed to cripple their minds and souls.

Today, we are fighting so that it would never occur to anyone that Russia, our people, our language, or our culture can be erased from history. Today, we need a consolidated society, and this consolidation can only be based on sovereignty, freedom, creation, and justice. Our values ​​are humanity, mercy and compassion.

And I want to close with the words of a true patriot Ivan Ilyin: “If I consider Russia my Motherland, that means that I love as a Russian, contemplate and think, sing and speak as a Russian; that I believe in the spiritual strength of the Russian people. Its spirit is my spirit; its destiny is my destiny; its suffering is my grief; and its prosperity is my joy.”

Behind these words stands a glorious spiritual choice, which, for more than a thousand years of Russian statehood, was followed by many generations of our ancestors. Today, we are making this choice; the citizens of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and the residents of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions have made this choice. They made the choice to be with their people, to be with their Motherland, to share in its destiny, and to be victorious together with it.

The truth is with us, and behind us is Russia!

(Applause.)

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Publication date: September 30, 2022, 16:00

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NoMansLand

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/69465

No need, the Russians are happy to tell you in English.

The Americans would have to execute a Apollo style effort to get Biden to make a similar speech.

plaguerat

“The Americans would have to execute a Apollo style effort to get Biden to make a similar speech.”

You’d have to have plenty of time to listen to it….he’d need a 15 minute nap between some of the longer paragraphs.

A fly in your ointment

can you open that link without the VPN?

I cannot without.

NoMansLand

Yep, can do, although I note sometimes the Kremlin site is a bit slow to load.

Might depend on ISP due to all the free speech we’re drowning in. I know Europe has heavily censored Russian sites.

Aussie Soy Boy

Use google DNS

Totes

…”so let me summarise as a professional translator for 10+ years. He states, as he has done from the outset, what his intentions and complaints are in the plainest terms possible.”…

Long Twitter thread.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KonstantinKisin/status/1575853684852150272

NoMansLand

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/69465

The Russians have an English version of the Kremlin site.

Beware, that Konstantin is opposed to the whole war; I gather that translation is reasonably accurate but may as well get it from the horse’s mouth.

Totes

Agreed. Thanks for that. I’ll have a read. Fked, but no surprise it’s not in MSM.

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plaguerat

This is the speech at the signing of the accession treaties….is this the one you’re looking for?

Signing of treaties on accession of Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia

A ceremony for signing the treaties on the accession of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Lugansk People’s Republic, the Zaporozhye Region and the Kherson Region to the Russian Federation took place in of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s St George Hall.

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/transcripts/69465

Also here:

‘Russia will always be Russia’: Putin’s full speech on accession of former Ukrainian territories
https://www.rt.com/russia/563827-putin-speech-colonial-west/

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plaguerat

Oh, stuff the spam filter!

Speech here:

‘Russia will always be Russia’: Putin’s full speech on accession of former Ukrainian territories
https://www.rt.com/russia/563827-putin-speech-colonial-west/

plaguerat

Also here:

Signing of treaties on accession of Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia

A ceremony for signing the treaties on the accession of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Lugansk People’s Republic, the Zaporozhye Region and the Kherson Region to the Russian Federation took place in of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s St George Hall.

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/transcripts/69465

plaguerat

Top post,  Gruppenführer!

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Ramjet

Hundred of thousands of Europeans protesting. Crickets from EZFKA MSM. You only find out about this on alternative media.

T

I’m seeing squat on the Nordstream debacle too. Everyone knows the US did it – its being memory holed.

lol, sucked in euro wieners.

plaguerat

“Take or pay” is quite common in resource contracts.

It would not be unusual for such a provision to be in the Russian gas contract.

However, Germany could probably slide out from under using “Force Majeure”, if such a clause is incorporated in the contract, which it almost certainly would.

“Force Majeure” is a provision which “essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, epidemic or sudden legal changes prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract.”

Of course, there could be a lawyers picnic over whether the SMO constituted “war”, or whether sanctions imposed by a third party (US) or the EU constituted a “sudden legal change”.

It may well be that Russia could now be facing “failure to deliver” penalties, and may have to rely on “Force Majeure” itself, in light of the pipeline problems.

Oh, to be a lawyer 🙂

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plaguerat

One of these days you may receive the reply I just posted to you that has now disappeared into Spamland,

Very frustrating to have considerable preparation disappear…..again.

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plaguerat

Just found this…….a handy explainer of both terms in the real world:

Take or Pay contracts in the mining and energy sectors – a double-edged sword?

Take-or-pay contracts are fundamental to the effective operation of contracts across the mining and energy sectors, providing certainty of income to sellers, a crucial feature for projects with very large initial capital investment. They are vital for project proponents who have invested large amounts of capital into a project for start-up purposes, and now need the commercial certainty of guaranteed income in order to finance project loans – indeed, lenders will often not fund projects without take or pay commitments in place to provide certainty of the ability to repay financing loans.

https://www.mondaq.com/australia/mining/282052/take-or-pay-contracts-in-the-mining-and-energy-sectors–a-double-edged-sword

Hoody
Aussie Soy Boy

Big Serge sounds a little deluded. Just LOL at the idea of Russia possibly capturing the entire east half of Ukraine. They were repelled from Kharkiv and after 7 months fled for their lives.

DictatorDavid

The only people that are deluded are the ones that think Ukraine will win this war. The only way the will ever win is if the west goes in and we all know what that means…

Aussie Soy Boy

Ukraine doesn’t have to win just turn it into a stalemate and waste 300k reservist suckers.

That will be the next step the yanks will send troops and their best weaponry into Ukraine to defend it if it seems Ukraine can’t keep Russia at bay. The yanks couldn’t give a fuck what Russia sends Europe’s way.

Putin is a bit of a toothless tiger. He’s basically begging for Ukraine to come to the negotiating table at this point.

A fly in your ointment

LOL, I am sure you’re just trying to be the anti-contrist (the silhouette of Reus?).

Drago

Oh dear…

A fly in your ointment

it will make me a vegetarian for sure.. heading that direction anyway for reasons completely different from that of your regular Karens.
Chinese import meat, allovasudden, sounds like a healthy proposition

stagmal

red lyman has been evacuated, i suspected it would have fallen either today or tomorow. this is the power of raw numbers, ukraine has 20,000 men or so in that sector against a much smaller russian force.

Aussie Soy Boy

Russia’s losing. It’s becoming a debacle. The yanks blew up their Nord Stream pipes and Putin did nothing about it. Didn’t even bother with more threats of firing off nukes because he’s all talk no action at this point.

I really wanted Putin to win but it’s becoming embarrassing for him now. Hopefully he sends a few nukes to London still.

stagmal

Lol

we will see whether the mobilisation will make a difference, i find it difficult to believe it will not

i am not repeating what i have written before 15 times another time

but yes as of now, they are definitely losing

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Ramjet

The war will last as long as the US keeps funding it. So far the US has spent $80b in 7 months and is still writing cheques. The main opposition to funding the war is from Trump aligned republicans. My view is that the US midterms will decide the outcome of the war.

Drago

Good call. If Democrats suffer big losses in both Houses then his Bills will be stopped, no more throwing cash, mercenaries and arms at Zelensky.

Aussie Soy Boy

Afghanistan and Iraq were $4.3 trillion. This new war is good value for the US. Putin is basically Hitler in the eyes of the average yank or Aussie.

Coming

lol this is almost as amusing as watching MB mental gymnastics over the last decade as sydney house prices soared 150%

This failed war could legitimately lead to the collapse of the entire country of Russia

Who would have known that predictions from a 25yo from Dubbo who has played a few games of Civilization IV , and gets his military intelligence from 4chan , were not going to be that accurate

Here’s my question for you:
Does Russia not have a standing army?
If so, what are they doing currently?

Why was there such a small force to begin with, and why are they now getting conscripts – where the fuck is the rest of the army?

stagmal

i do not read 4chan at all bc its garbage

i don’t even like anime it’s the worst

people who play the civ games would probably a better grasp of military strategy than most aus commenttors btw, including mick ryan; they would actually understand the importance of manpower and the number of units you have

i literally said that red lyman would fall weeks ago, including in my first post in this thread, so how have my predictions failed

all my predictions have been based around manpower, which is why kharkov happened

russia has an army comprised of conscripted reserves and active contractors

the force used in ukraine initially was about 175k, but that includes the LPR/DPR/Rosvgardia (which is the russian military police), the actual number of actual contracted soldiers it deployed is unknown, but i think it was about 75-100K

russia’s initial, failed strategy, like i said in my post MONTHS AGO (go read it), was a high risk retard strat to induce a rapid surrender at an absolute minimimum of cost

putin was hoping the ukranians would roll over and just not fight, and frankly for the first week or two, that’s what seems to have been happening

i do not believe kyiv was a feint, like i said in my post MONTHS AGO (go read it), like a lot of the copers were saying, it was a high risk gamble that didn’t work, so they withdrew from that front bc they had no hope of taking the city with the small force they had around it, UNLESS ukraine just didn’t resist

ukraine didn’t, they mobilised a huge force of conscripts

the army it is bringing in is the reserves; it could not legally use the reserves bc they can only be used to defend russia proper, bc the ‘war’ was initially defined as a special military operation, it was effectively an expeditionary war

now that russia is 3 days away from legally recognising Zaproachia/Kherson/Donetsk/Lugansk as part of russia proper, legally russian soil, russia can actually deploy its reserves

why do you think they just did that lmao

putin is a trained lawyer (that’s actually his educational background; look it up), i don’t think anyone actually knows this, the guy is a legalistic sperg and will never do anything that isn’t formally on the books first

the reserves are called up every year and given training as conscripts

note however, that it is a wrong assumption to assume that all of these men are going to be fighting, or are even going to ukraine at all

many of them will be swapping out duties with russia’s regular army, the contracted forces, and will likely be deployed to various points to defend russia’s borders/russia proper

russia isn’t going to move its whole fkn army into ukraine lmao, especially not with the potential for NATO counter-attack which seems unlikely to us but that is irrelevant if putin is worried about it; all that matter is going on in his and his general staff’s mind

the contracted forces give or take are about ~1m, probably

the reserves it can activate and deploy are about ~2m, but that

the rosgvardia about ~300k

note these numbers don’t necessarily all mean fighting forces/active forces, admin personel etc included as well

the decision to attack ukraine with the force they did from the start was a huge blunder. they should have mobilised after lysychansk fell (july 1 or so), if they did that by the time of the kharkov offensive they would be moving in huge forces and dispersing them into various defensive roles, which would have most certainly thrwarted the ukranians in kharkov

though still better late than never

stagmal

my only failed prediction thus far has been that i thought that it was reasonable that russia could win with the deployed force it had in ukraine at all, just very slowly

something putin clearly also thought

after kharkov happened i saw that was wrong and they absolutely needed more manpower, and the situation was now getting critical; i was skeptical putin was even going to mobilise given autists are so inflexible in their thinking, but then he went and surprised me and mobilised what is a shockingly large force

all my other predictions have actually come true (such as my repeated insistence on manpower, over and oevr) or are thus far, not tested

i love also how u seem to think these are MY predictions, lmao

as though im coming up with all of this myself, i’m reading and synthesising these points from people way smarter than me, most of them critics of russia’s war on the russian side

there’s no shortage of them

im not even a russioboo lol i think russia is honestly a shithole, ive been there and its not a good country, ukraine is a lot worse tho

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The90kwbeast

Didn’t you also say at the start Russia would roll over Ukraine in a few weeks?;-)

FWIW I agree with you in general terms that Putin is clearly all in on winning this now, so that is the likely outcome.

Hard to see Ukraine ‘winning’ this war by any definition of winning.

Best case they lose the annexed regions and everyone calls it a day and Zelensky keeps his job.

stagmal

thats literally what i said in my post just then, i absolutely thought the same thing everyone seemed to also think, i thought ukraine would not fight and just ‘lie down like a dead dog’ (think i said exactly that)

they didn’t, i didn’t realise just the scope of their insanity or NATO’s obsession with co-opting the whole country as an intermediary to kill russian soldiers, boris johnson personally sabotaged the peace talks that were making progress in instabul

Ramjet

Even with extra troops, I can’t see Russia winning whilst the US keeps funding Ukraine. Even if Russia gets the upper hand and takes territory, the US and NATO won’t recognise it and will ensure a peace agreement is not signed. Plus Russia will not want to occupy northern and western Ukraine anyway. So the US will just provide weapons to be launched from these areas.

stagmal

the u.s funding merely allows ukraine to supply its soldiers, but those soldiers are only able to succeed if the force ratios massively favour them like they did in kharkov. look at kherson as a counter measure to see the proof of this. aus media never talked about what happened in kherson because it is so embarassing; probably like 6-10k ukranians dead to capture maybe two villages over the ingulets river. where the force ratios are close to 1:1 ukraine flails badly.

it took ukraine probably like 10 conseuctive attacks to finally force the russians in lyman to withdraw, it is very clear to anybody which is the more effective army in the country on a soldier to soldier basis.

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stagmal

russia could win the war in a week if it wanted to, but putin doesn’t have the stomach for it: destroy ukraines entire power grid. it would not be easy and take a lot of missiles/bombing runs but it can be done. it would mean tens/hundreds of thousands of ukranian civilians would die which putin is too soft to ever initiate but it would definitely cause the country to collapse.

Coming

lol just stirring you m8

I love reading these kind of sperg-outs though

I find it hard to believe that Putin could have failed so miserably

If you are going to launch an invasion, you need to put your best effort behind it precisely because you want it to be done quickly

Perhaps he thought that mobilising a larger force would be too obvious, but the CIA was claiming that putin was about to invade for months before it happened so obviously the allied forces were already aware of what was going to happen

your claim that he didn’t want to leave the borders elsewhere undefended doesn’t really hold water because nobody is about to launch a ground invasion of russian territory
also, this has been going on for 8 months – did it take him 8 months to realise he wasn’t winning?

Doesn’t make any sense imo. Reeks of desperation at this point

I reckon they are fucked because regardless of numbers or whatever the military and Putin are obviously completely inept

stagmal

putin has asperger syndrome i think it is almost certain so take that what you will

he is an inflexible and highly inscrutable man

Coming

i don’t find it credible that somebody who had the wits, cunning, charm and interpersonal skills to become the wealthiest and most powerful man on earth has asperger’s syndrome

stagmal

have you seen jeff bezos, elon musk or bill gates at all

stagmal

dont know about the other two but elon absolutely has autism

chuck in mark zuckerberg in there too

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Coming

none of those things apply to politics
And putin’s entire rise has been political

Who is the last successful politician with Asperger’s

stagmal

adolf hitler

angela merkel imo also

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stagmal

i really dont think politicians actually have to be charming, look at every aus pm in the last 20 years or so lol

do you think albo is charming

he’s a fucking nerd who looks like he got picked on in HS

politix is showbiz for ugly / uncool ppl who were too ugly and uncool to make it in showbiz

exempting people like hitler and mussolini who actually were cool imo just in their own alien men against the world sort of way

albo and bilbo shorten aer absolute blackholes of charisma

scomo is shrek tier

etc

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Coming

*successful* politicians

they have to climb the greasy pole in private

not saying they have to be charismatic in interviews or on camera, most of them are dog shite

but you don’t get nominated to be party leader without understanding intricacies of interpersonal relationships

stagmal

“also, this has been going on for 8 months – did it take him 8 months to realise he wasn’t winning?”

they were winning in the sense that they were taking territory at a slow but steady pace until kharkov almost definitely bro

ukraine wasnt doing shit and their talked up kherson offensive has resulted in huge losses for them

why do you think ukraine disappeared from the australian media cycle around july after lysychansk was captured by russia

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The90kwbeast

If Russia rallied 300-400k troops at the start it would have been impossible to call it a special military operation, when it would be the largest force mobilisation since the Iraq war, which was a war. It would obviously have been a war.

Second is they underestimated Ukraine’s willingness to fight back as evidenced by hubris of the initial Kyiv offensive, and moreover the entire resistance.

Agreed though it’s bit a blunder given that it was obvious they needed more forces deployed 4 months ago.

You never know what strings Putin had to pull internally also to ask for 400k troops at the start. Maybe it was too much politically even for him. Consensus on 100k was probably easier to reach.

Now he can say with 100k we are getting nowhere we need 300-400k to win etc.

My 2c.

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The90kwbeast

This bloke has written my thoughts exactly here

“Putin, very simply, could not have conducted a large scale mobilization at the onset of the war. He possessed neither a coercive mechanism nor the manifest threat to generate mass political support. Few Russians would have believed that there was some existential threat lurking in the shadow – they needed to be shown, and the west has not disappointed. Likewise, few Russians would likely have supported the obliteration of Ukrainian infrastructure and urban utilities in the opening days of the war.”

https://bigserge.substack.com/p/politics-by-other-means

A fly in your ointment

OT

dementia joins the list of jabbadabba sideeffects, blame to be put on the “infection”. As with other side effects, no cross referencing of dementia amongst purebloods… as it may point the finger in the direction where no fingers can be pointed.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/does-contracting-covid-make-you-more-likely-to-develop-dementia-20220928-p5bll1.html

Drago

Good to see the Australian media is taking it well, look at the headline and drab serious looks on Albo and medical puppet. Narrative stays on point…

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Ramjet

Peak Australia and pretty much the west was in the 80s/90s. Society has largely regressed since then. On the plus side, you are seeing the fall of an empire at a rate of knots.

T

Putin calling out the satanists…

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Agent 47

‘Based’ Putin

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lswchp

Yep, I’m as fit as fiddle and Covid free. Meanwhile, my missus and all of her colleagues, my kids, their partners, my sister and all her family and a majority of my ex colleagues have all been triple vaxxed, and they’ve all had the Rona.

Safe and effective!

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Ramjet

Add in the EU as the frauds. They are supposed to have tools at their disposal should she win. We are only democratic should our preferred globalist win. Hoping more countries follow Italy.

Agent 47

Meloni is a total fraud. Supported digital identity and mandates. Funding and associated with Bill Gates. Also a massive Zionist.

Just another fake kosherservative selling copium to normies. No one is coming to save us.

lswchp

Maybe so, but at the moment she appears to be better than Macron, or Merkel, or Johnson, or Truss, or Biden, or Albanese, or Adern, or Trudeau or a lot of others.

I’m cautiously enthusiastic at the moment. I’d also like her to have my babies.

T

Remember this picture?

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Agent 47

Now do the Bolsheviks and the current Ukrainian and US leadership and what tribe they are from.

Nazi is boomer tier shit.

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Gouda

I knew those blacks were transphobic!

Drago

Old link but seems prescient:

https://audittheempire.com/04-29-19/

emusplatt

crimean bridge fkt over
so the intransigent putin now has to organise an alternative supply line for crimea
gtfo of dnipro and anywhere east of dnipro

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Crimea+bridge&ia=web&iaxm=about

emusplatt

https://twitter.com/generalsvr_en/status/1578652210816176128

top-level Crimean officials have been advised to move their families and movable property to “any safe region of #Russia“. The Bryansk, Kursk, Belgorod, Voronezh and Rostov regions are not considered safe. The #Kremlin believes the situation in #Crimea could “worsen”.