Monday, February 28, 2022


 matt bracken with some history and the questions you might ponder in relation to ukraine and the empire;


 coming soon to a bank near you, and canada is just proving to be a testing ground, so imagine what your world will be like when the powers that shouldn't be have this tool, worldwide;

Canada Freezing Bank Accounts is Child’s Play Compared to the Coming “Central Bank Digital Currency”

It is not a conspiracy theory. Earlier this month, Canada’s Prime Minister began freezing the bank accounts of protesters who stood against tyrannical mandates and arresting them. Not only did they go after the protesters, but the government went after the bank accounts of those who provided monetary support in the form of donations as well.

For practicing their free speech, Canadians were persecuted and driven into financial ruin by the government who claims to protect them. This was all carried out with zero due process and without any democratic input at all.

Last week, pulling no punches, Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland announced that “…all crowdfunding platforms and the payment service providers they use must register with Fintrac, and they must report large and suspicious transactions to Fintrac.” This, she said, is a way to “mitigate the risk” of “illicit funds” and “increase the quality and quantity of intelligence received by Fintrac and make more information available to support investigations by law enforcement.”

When the American political class watched as the Canadian government began financially persecuting individuals for their freedom of speech, it was crickets from the mainstream. This was one of the most tyrannical moves in recent Western history and instead of standing against it, the establishment actually supported it.

In fact, a poll by Trafalger Group for Convention of the States recently found that a super-majority of Democrats, 65%, actually thought Trudeau’s authoritarian move to arrest people and confiscate their life savings — for practicing their freedom of speech — was a good and watch more......

 so far, all i've ever seen from john pilger has been quite accurate, and this joins that list from where i be standing;

‘Hypocrites on Parade’: John Pilger Calls Out World Leaders for Ignoring Donbass Shelling For Years

Pilger, based in the UK, took to Twitter to voice his view of the West’s condemnation of Russia’s special military operation aiming to defend the people of Donbass as well as “demilitarise and denazify” Ukraine.

The European and US leaderships have been called out on their “hypocrisy” by a veteran investigative journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger.

Pilger, who is known for his critical outlook on the UK, US, and Australian foreign policy, referred to the situation in the Eastern Ukraine, where the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics have been fighting for self-determination for the past eight years, suffering from a violent conflict with the Kiev regime.

The republics of Lugansk and Donetsk in the Donbass region (LPR and DPR) declared independence after the 2014 US-backed coup in Kiev that saw democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych overthrown.

The coup government subsequently passed anti-Russian language laws, affecting the largely Russian-speaking population of the two Donbass republics.

Donbass has since then been fighting against the Ukrainian government, defending their right to vote, as a majority of the region voted for Yanukovych in an election certified by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Kiev branded the regions as separatist, launching a civil war against their own people that has now lasted for eight years.

In reference to the situation, Pilger posed a question in his and watch more.....


‘Hypocrites on Parade’: John Pilger Calls Out World Leaders for Ignoring Donbass Shelling For Years

Pilger, based in the UK, took to Twitter to voice his view of the West’s condemnation of Russia’s special military operation aiming to defend the people of Donbass as well as “demilitarise and denazify” Ukraine.

The European and US leaderships have been called out on their “hypocrisy” by a veteran investigative journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger.

 trudeau/castreau's moves here could be a companion piece to the snyder post on food earlier this am;

The Canadian government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is so angry at the Freedom Convoy truckers and their supporters for daring to question his COVID-19 vaccine order that officials are literally implementing ‘payback’ policies that are going to hurt all citizens.

Though Trudeau revoked the emergency authority he assumed earlier this month to crush the Freedom Convoy protest, the damage has already been done to Canadian liberties and the precedent sent.

One of the measures Trudeau’s government used against the protesters and their supporters was to freeze bank accounts so they couldn’t access funds to live. Now, a Canadian institution has adopted a policy that could literally lead to starvation.

Federal bank @FCCagriculture was compiling blacklist of account holders suspected of sympathizing with #FreedomConvoy. Consequences included suspension of loans,” Canadian journalist Holly Doan reported via, watch and tweet more..........

 it this is true it looks like putin has been playing three dimensional chess;

The globalists' attempt to deplatform the entire nation of Russia is running into a bit of trouble.

"We cannot block the reserves of the Russian Central Bank in Moscow. Or In China," said Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, over the weekend. "In the last year Russia has been placing their reserves in places where we can't block them. Russia has been preparing for sanctions financially." and tweet more......

 if you get your mind into klaus schwab and his gang/game, this article shows you some good possibilities on motive and direction intended for ukraine blowback with implications that are well beyond sanctions;

The EU has unveiled its first tranche of economic sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. EU leadership looks even more angry about this outcome than US leadership does. Here’s the article covering this tangled mess by Sputnik News.

We know that the EU is very dependent on Russian energy and the existing sanctions have hampered EU-Russian trade for years now. Europe is incredibly vulnerable here to any form of supply/demand shocks as their financial system teeters on the edge of the abyss.

There is no solidarity between the US and the EU on these matters, as I’ve pointed out in post after post here. So, the question now is, if Europe is targeting Russian energy exports and the ability of EU banks to do business to buy Russian gas and other export commodities why would they pick this fight?

The answer must be that this is exactly what they wanted in the first place.

In the US we call this ‘suicide by cop,’ which is exactly how I framed it when asked by Sputnik for my thoughts on the subject this morning. I was asked on Monday before Putin’s intervention in Ukraine, to answer the following questions. Events moved beyond them, obviously, but I publish them here anyway because they are still of some value. {current editorial comments in brackets}

According to recent research, US liquefied natural gas export capacity will be the world’s largest by the end of 2022. Could it be that part of the whole game around Ukraine was about the US petroleum sector benefitting from the current standoff in Ukraine?

Of course. That is a sub-plot in this very complicated story.  There are many factors that went into this standoff over Ukraine, which Russia is now accelerating towards an end-game state {boy howdy was that an understatement 12 hours later}.  LNG exports from the US is certainly one of them, but I think the bigger issues concern the future of NATO, the security architecture of Europe and who controls more.......

to answer my rhetorical question advanced a few posts back, i believe all four of pcr's essays are worthy of posting this am. this one could be said to be both a wider review of current events as well as one that deals with small points also;

A Quick Decisive Victory Can Prevent a Wider War

Paul Craig Roberts

I am beginning to think Russia will lose the war, and her credibility with it, to negotiation.  For the third time the Kremlin has taken the negotiation bait.  According to the Russian news agency Tass, Russian and Ukrainian delegations will meet at an undisclosed location in Belarus for talks Monday morning. This is odd.  The Kremlin had previously concluded that it was pointless negotiating with Ukraine, because Ukraine is a Washington puppet incapable of independent decision.

While the talks are happening, the Europeans will be supplying fighter jets to Ukraine via Poland.  This despite the death and destruction Putin warned would come to those who interfered with Russia’s Ukraine operation.  Thus, the Kremlin seems to be again cooperating with the Ukraine’s efforts to beef up resistance when Russia needs to quickly win the war. 

It is beginning to look like the Kremlin never meant to fight.  According to reports, the Russians have only committed 30 percent of the assembled invasion force to the conflict, and apparently  the Kremlin is too fearful its troops might endanger civilians to trust them with the heavy weapons that would bring the war to a quick close.

I stress the word, “looks.”  We don’t actually know. The Western media is a propaganda mill that never reports truthfully. The Ukrainians issue fanciful reports like the Iraqis during the US invasion of Iraq. The Russian media seems to have a policy of not reporting on the war.  I have not seen an announcement from Russian officials about how they regard the success of the operation. more.......

 pcr with another update and this one is quite focused. to paraphrase randy newman i think that putin aught to drop the big one now cause they all hate him anyhow;


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.

Now Turkey is saying that it will close Russia’s passage into and out of the Black Sea, another stupid NATO decision that escalates the conflict.

A Wider War Is In Prospect

A nano-second to midnight?

Paul Craig Roberts

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 more.....


pcr presents an update and its got some good points in it on the ukraine scene;


It is stunning that no one in the Western leadership or media understood that Russia was serious about her security concern.  Whether the West regarded the Kremlin’s concern as warranted or not, everything should have been done to reassure Russia.  Instead, the opposite was done.  The idiot Stoltenberg said “if the Kremlin’s aim is to have less NATO on its borders, it will only get more NATO.” What an arrogantly stupid thing to say.  This reckless idiot is the secretary general of NATO.  He should have been instantly removed from office. 

I pointed out 8 days ago that this extremely aggressive response to a sincere security concern of a major military power would have very serious consequences.  It convinced the Kremlin that Russia’s security concern could not be settled by negotiation.  It was the total dumbshit Stoltenberg who set the Russians on the course of invasion.

The West no longer has any Russian experts.  The West has people directly or indirectly on the military/security complex’s payroll who do nothing but excoriate Russia.  The West has zero ability to see the other side.  Moreover, the West to show its inclusiveness appoints females as  defense ministers, national security advisers and heads of European Commission.  The women have to show they are as tough as men and consequently make even worse decisions.  

Indeed, we are on the point of ceasing to exist simply because the Western World is not capable of making a sensible decision.  The idiot West has done nothing but stir the flames of war and now is close to being consumed in these more..........

 pcr has some thoughts on the current event we all focus on at this point. he's got four essays on his site this am and the question is will i post all of them. i don't know;

Difficult to Find a Way Out of the War that is Enveloping Us

Paul Craig Roberts

I will leave it to Glenn Greenwald to tell you how small the chance is of avoiding war–

“War Propaganda About Ukraine Becoming More Militaristic, Authoritarian, and Reckless” 

The American people are too brainwashed and disinformed to have any idea of what might be about to happen.  The price of American insouciance could be national death:

“It is genuinely hard to overstate how overwhelming the unity and consensus in U.S. political and media circles is. It is as close to a unanimous and dissent-free discourse as anything in memory, certainly since the days following 9/11. Marco Rubio sounds exactly like Bernie Sanders, and Lindsay Graham has not even minimal divergence from Nancy Pelosi. Every word broadcast on CNN or printed in The New York Times about the conflict perfectly aligns with the CIA and Pentagon’s messaging. And U.S. public opinion has consequently undergone a radical and rapid change; while recent polling had shown large majorities of Americans opposed to any major U.S. role in Ukraine, a new Gallup poll released on Friday found that ‘52% of Americans see the conflict between Russia and Ukraine as a critical threat to U.S. vital interests’ with almost no partisan division (56% of Republicans and 61% of Democrats), while ‘85% of Americans now view Russia unfavorably while 15% have a positive opinion of it.’”

Whereas the American people are merely stupid and brainwashed, American political leaders and media are insane psychopaths.  Here are two paragraphs from Greenwald: more.......

 michael snyder has some info on what may be happening to our food supply due to the ukranian mess;

If you believe that your life will continue on as normal because the war between Russia and Ukraine is on the other side of the globe, you should think again.  We were already facing the worst energy crisis since the 1970s before the war broke out, and Russia is one of the most important energy producers on the entire globe.  As energy markets are thrown into further turmoil, energy prices will go to unprecedented heights.  And as I have documented repeatedly in recent months, the global food crisis has just continued to get worse as global food supplies have continued to get tighter and tighter.  Normally, Russia and Ukraine export vast quantities of food to the rest of the world, but the war is going to change that.  We really are facing a horrifying breakdown of our food and energy systems, and that is going to affect every man, woman and child on the entire planet.

Let’s start by taking a look at the impact that this war will have on food supplies.  Even the Washington Post is admitting that the war in Ukraine will likely “push U.S. food prices even higher”

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could push U.S. food prices even higher, as the region is one of the world’s largest producers of wheat and some vegetable oils. And the disruptions could drag on for months or even years, as crop production in the area could be halted and take a long time to more........

 this writer seems to have a bit of insight into the russians and ukranians so let us know if you disagree;

What is happening in Ukraine has serious geopolitical implications. It could lead us into a World War III Scenario.

It is important that a peace process be initiated with a view to preventing escalation.

Global Research does not support Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A  bilateral Peace Agreement is required.


First of all, in the current situation, let’s demand seriousness, not cabaret.  This is not the time, nor a place, for empty gestures and tearful “declarations of solidarity”.  Responsible leadership should focus on the specifics.  It is important not only how to de-escalate the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, but also how to limit its scope.  Another set of issues will be finding oneself and facing the challenges of the political reconstruction of Ukraine (or perhaps its decomposition), and the new international order that is being shaped before our eyes.

Sicilian Defence

We must also be fully aware that a politician such as Vladimir Putin would never have taken such a determined action – if he had not been forced to do so.

And it is by no means a question of “absolving” anyone, as politics does not recognise such a concept.  Simply, the real President Putin (not his media caricature) is an emblematic representative of a defensive strategy.  Heir to Kutuzov, certainly not Suvorov. 

The order could only be issued when the Russian side had reliable information about the expected enemy attack.  And not only against Donbass, but probably the Russian Federation itself.  Vladimir Putin attacks only when this is the absolutely only form of… defence.  And it is hardly surprising that the Russians, instead of defending themselves just few miles from Moscow again or worrying how to feed people of Leningrad – preferred to land near Kharkov.

Of course, there were probably other factors and concerns.  Over the past few months, it has been hard to resist the impression that the United States and the United Kingdom in particular are outright encouraging and almost forcing Russia to an invasion.  And all this with an unequivocal rejection of Russian attempts to return to negotiations on the Donbass question, i.e. giving a real shape to the Minsk format, effectively sabotaged by Kiev.  On the other hand, President Volodymyr Zelensky, also because of his original profession, should remember that when staring in the camera mirror, none should call out three times “Putin! Putin! Putin!” – because a wish can come true and the called will come…

Don’t play of chick with Russians! more.........

from an email from a friend i give you; darth schwab or is it soros or is it both of them, are just a part of the gang that runs things behind the scenes, and here is some info on that;

The Global Public-Private Partnership (GPPP) is a world-wide network of stakeholder capitalists and their partners.

This collective of stakeholders (the capitalists and their partners) comprises global corporations (including central banks), philanthropic foundations (multi-billionaire philanthropists), policy think-tanks, governments (and their agencies), non-governmental organisations, selected academic & scientific institutions, global charities, the labour unions and other chosen “thought leaders.”

The GPPP controls global finance and the world’s economy. It sets world, national and local policy (via global governance) and then promotes those policies using the mainstream media (MSM) corporations who are also “partners” within the GPPP.

Often those policies are devised by the think-tanks before being adopted by governments, who are also GPPP partners. Government is the process of transforming GPPP global governance into hard policy, legislation and law.

Under our current model of Westphalian national sovereignty, the government of one nation cannot make legislation or law in another. However, through global governance, the GPPP create policy initiatives at the global level which then cascade down to people in every nation. This typically occurs via an intermediary policy distributor, such as the IMF or IPCC, and national government then enact the recommended policies.

The policy trajectory is set internationally by the authorised definition of problems and their prescribed solutions. Once the GPPP enforce the consensus internationally, the policy framework is set. The GPPP stakeholder partners then collaborate to ensure the desired policies are developed, implemented and enforced. This is the oft quoted “international rules based system.”  

In this way the GPPP control many nations at once without having to resort to legislation. This has the added advantage of making any legal challenge to the decisions made by the most senior partners in the GPPP (it is an authoritarian hierarchy) extremely difficult. more......

 spent the night in the er with a heart issue. usually done posting for the day by now and don't know how much i'll get into this am. hope to be back to normal posting tomorrow and will get some up today. so it goes.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

caitlin presents her thoughts on ukraine, russia and the empire; 

Pouring more weapons into Ukraine is not how you save lives; you save lives by negotiating a ceasefire. Pouring more weapons into Ukraine is how you create a long and expensive military quagmire for Russia at the cost of many thousands of lives to advance US strategic interests. While making a vast fortune for the arms industry.

Issuing a guarantee that you would never add a nation to NATO who you don’t plan on adding anyway is a no-brainer when the alternative is mass military butchery.

I mean, unless your goal was to provoke mass military butchery.

If the Kremlin wanted to kill large numbers of people it should have done so with starvation sanctions and proxy militias like a civilized government.

Fashion has moved on since the early 2000s, you and tweet more.......

 sain't obama has done a bunch of things the true believers wouldn't appreciate if they had any idea what he did, making him little or no different than any other 'president';

 what your freedom of choice looks like behind the scenes;


 in other words;

 in case you didn't know i post this;


this is how the 'most moral democracy' in the mid east treats its elderly; 

Israel is set to demolish the home of a 95-year-old Palestinian woman in the Negev desert after her makeshift house was being restructured to help it become wheelchair-friendly. Israel’s Enforcement Unit stated, ‘Demolitions are issued against buildings, not people’

by Nati Yefet, reposted from Ha’aretz, February 23, 2022

The Israeli government has issued a demolition order of the home of a 95-year-old physically disabled woman in an unrecognized Bedouin village in the Negev.

The order was issued even though the woman’s shack is built on the ruins of the old house where she had lived for the last 15 years in order to make it wheel-chair accessible.

The National Unit for Enforcing Planning and Construction Laws said it has been informed that this is a humanitarian case, and it will decide whether to implement the order after receiving documentation that proves more.......

 max igan with more thoughts on ukraine and the new world order;


this entry is from the vietnamese blogger i have posted from before. he's got some info on the ukraine scene from someone connected to witnesses; 

I just finished a conversation with my friend Gary in London. Gary met Marina when she was living in our house six years ago. They just celebrated their fourth anniversary.  Gary understands war. He was a forward artillery spotter in the jungles of Laos and Cambodia during Vietnam. He has been following the news constantly, and gets updates from Marina’s mother in southern Ukraine and friends in Russia.

Gary confirmed my observation that the Russians do not have air superiority. That is why there are no fighter aircraft or helicopters in the skies here over Kyiv. Useful as they would be to support Russian armor, they would be too exposed. Ukraine retains a certain amount of air power to defend itself.

The Ukrainian Army has put up much stiffer than expected opposition. Although troops from Crimea entered a number of Southern Ukrainian cities on day one, they have been pushed out of many of the larger ones. Gary names Mariupol, Odessa and Kherson.   He said that they have not been a able to enter Kharkiv.  They are bogged down, way  behind  the timetable they had set for themselves. Gary says that he and I are not the only prognosticators to have seriously underestimated the Ukrainian resistance. Or, conversely, overestimated Russian invincibility.

The bridge at Kherson saw heavy fighting. Russia's blitzkrieg attack secured the bridge on the first day, but the Ukrainians won it back.  Russia returned and held it for a couple of hours, before the Ukrainians again repulsed them. During that couple of hours, however, a significant convoy carrying supplies to the north and west was able to cross. After the recapture the bridge was strewn with Russian corpses. Gary reports that the Russians remain in his mother-in-law's town of Golaya Pristan, on the east side of the river. They are staying in their tanks and not bothering the locals.

It appeared the objective was to capture Kyiv within three days. It has not happened. The Russians have experienced significant losses in firefights approaching Kyiv. The Gostomel military airport just north of the city, captured by helicopter on the first day, has been recaptured, perhaps more than once. Gary says that one recapture left Russians with no place to land, resulting in a "turkey shoot."

Gary reports that Kyiv seems to be the key. The Russians will not expend resources to capture provincial towns until the capital is captured. But that has not yet happened and does not appear imminent. The Russians are probably constrained by supplies, given the unexpected resistance they encountered in the South, and by a lack of air support. They are also constrained by the imperative of not inflicting unnecessary civilian more.......

 a tic tok sent by a friend centered on the bio labs we've got in ukraine and well worth the two minutes to see and hear;


 a timely video i'd say;

Aug 20, 2020 • The end of the Cold war brought peace to Europe and armies began to demobilize. The American empire exploited this trust and ignored promises made to the Russians to expand NATO and absorb former Warsaw Pact nations and even former Soviet Republics. Efforts then focused on conquering the large former Soviet Republic of Ukraine. The Russians had found Ukraine unproductive, corrupt, and troublesome so granted it independence in 1991. The American empire plotted to absorb Ukraine into NATO and sent military units to Ukraine to bolster the Ukrainian army with plans for building American military bases. An American instigated coup in Ukraine led to bloody fighting and major economic

Saturday, February 26, 2022

 a masterclass in boom and bust cycles with applications to where we are now. lots to unpack in this video on money, government and history;


 as you can see this item came to me via email from a friend who always provides accurate info;

While all of the below is quite true, the summation of the DOE leaves out the important fact that DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, WE WERE COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT of foreign oil. And now we once again rely on the Arabs and others, and import a huge percent of our energy needs.

This parable is alive and well after decades. Never more appropriate than now...

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.

Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night." So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions,
and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and
 one was to write the reports.

Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?" So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer,
 Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back." So they laid off the night watchman.

NOW slowly, let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter. Does anybody remember the reason given for the

establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter administration?

 Anything? Anyone? No? Didn't think so!

Bottom line is, we've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason

for which very few people who read this can remember!


It was very simple... and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON

Hey, pretty efficient, huh???


34 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

Ah, yes -- good old Federal bureaucracy.


Signed.... The Night Watchman