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    Posted: March 01 2023 at 9:33pm

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CODE RED IS HIGH RISK OF MAJOR ESCALATION OF CONFLICT

CODE BLACK IS MAJOR WAR BROKE OUT

[url]https://southfront.org/dozens-of-drones-targeted-crimea/[/url] or https://southfront.org/dozens-of-drones-targeted-crimea/ ;

On the night of March 1, ten unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down over the Crimean peninsula. The attempt of a massive UAV attack on Crimea was confirmed by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

“An attempt by the Kiev regime to conduct a massive drone attack on the objects of the Crimean Peninsula has been prevented. Six Ukrainian unmanned strike vehicles were shot down by air defense and four more Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were disabled by electronic warfare. There are no casualties and destruction on the ground,” Igor Konashenkov, the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, said at a briefing on March 1.

The footage revealed that at least one of the UAVs was likely the Chinese-made commercial Mugin-5 UAVs packed with explosives. They were already used for the attacks on the Russian Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol before.

During the drone attack, a US reconnaissance drone “RQ-4B” was spotted in the Black Sea region. The NATO military is always coordinating Ukrainian attacks on the Russian territory.

According to the Russian military sources, the UAVs were intercepted in the northern and western regions of Crimea, near the towns of Krasnoperekopsk, Tarkhankut and Yevpatoria. The UAVs were reportedly launched from the Shkolny airfield in Odessa and the Krasnoglinsky near the village of Artsiz in the Odessa region.

The attack was carried out immediately after the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine claimed that Kiev allegedly was not behind yesterday’s massive drone attack on the Russian regions.

“Ukraine does not strike at the territory of the Russian Federation. Ukraine is waging a defensive war with the aim of de-occupation of all its territories. This is an axiom,” the Ukrainian official said.

Moscow’s reply to another lie from Kiev was short and clear:

“We don’t believe him,” the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said.


and [url]https://southfront.org/drone-war-over-russia/[/url] or https://southfront.org/drone-war-over-russia/ ;

In recent days, numerous drone attacks targeted various regions of Russia and Belarus. The Kiev regime and its accomplices are undoubtedly behind the massive attempts to strike at the Union state. However, so far none of the attacks has resulted in any significant damage.

On February 26, there were reports of a drone strike at the Machulishchi military airfield located near Minsk. Belarusian oppositional resources, sponsored by Poland, claimed that the Russian A-50 AWACS aircraft was hit. However, satellite imagery did not confirm any damage to the aircraft. The incident at the airfield also was not officially confirmed by Belarusian authorities.

On February 27 and 28, Ukrainian forces launched several drone strikes on the territory of Russia.

One of the UAVs crashed in the Surazhsky district in the Bryansk region, without reaching its target.

Four Ukrainian UAVs, packed with British-made PE8 I23A1 explosives, were intercepted by Russian electronic warfare over the city of Belgorod. The drone fell into the streets, damaging parked cars and a shopping center.

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that two enemy drones were intercepted in the southern regions. The UAVs were suppressed by electronic warfare units, lost control and deviated from the trajectory.

One of the targets of the attacks was an oil depot in the city of Tuapse, where one of the outbuildings was damaged. According to unconfirmed reports, the facility could have been attacked by an Israeli-made tactical Aerostar UAV packed with explosives.

The second UAV was the Soviet-made Tu-141 Strizh, which crashed near the village of Novy in Adygea, damaging a local farm.

For the first time, a Ukrainian UAV reached the Moscow region. The Ukrainian-made UJ-22 Airborne crashed near a gas station in the Kolomenskoye district. Probably, the device was going at a low altitude in an attempt to bypass Russian air defenses and caught on branches, or lost its way.

The airspace was temporarily closed in the Leningrad region. According to unconfirmed reports, a NATO UAV simulator was spotted in the air. Later, the Russian Defense Ministry explained the incident as a readiness check and training.

Later, local sources reported a fire near the Yeysk airport in the Krasnodar region. However, reports of another UAV attack were refuted. The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia reported that exercises were being held on the training ground.

During the attacks on the Russian territory, several aircraft of the US Air Force and its NATO allies operated simultaneously over the Black Sea. On February 28, an American RQ-4B drone, British RC-135 accompanied by two Typhoon tactical aircraft, a French E-3F and an Italian G-550 AWACS aircraft were spotted in the area.

This is more evidence that the Ukrainian military is not only using NATO weapons to strike Russia but these operations are also closely coordinated by Kiev’s western patrons.

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DJ, Drone attacks on Russia(/Crimea) by drones. With (lots of) NATO planes over the Black Sea guiding those drones. NATO satellites being used to find targets inside Russia. 

Does it matter if those drones were launched from Ukraine or from NATO planes flying over the Black Sea ? 

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64rXOzQtpkY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64rXOzQtpkY (a.o.) Military Summary earlier claimed;

-US HIMARS did get coordinates for targets from the US...DJ-The only Ukraine involvement may be an Ukrainian pushing the button for launch...

-Russia picked up radio communications in non-Ukraine languages in eastern Ukraine frontline

-Poland sending in Leopard-2 tanks, a major repair place for damaged military goods

-NATO countries providing hospital care for wounded Ukraine military (and after recovery those military may return on the frontline). 

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DJ-I am NOT !!!! an expert-hope to be very wrong !!!! Just making up my mind...trying to form an opinion...

I put a lot of  ?????? with "Code BLACK"...

Military Summary/MS is linking a possible Ukraine (and/or AZOV neo nazi-western backed, not always following Kiev orders) attack on Transnistria with the fall of Bakhmut.

-In Transnistria the Russian peace keeping force (400 persons) already worked with around 1000 Transnistria-"militia". Russia is now mobilizing more of the Transnistria population. 

DJ, Both Moldova and Romania may -by now- try to limit escalation (as far as I followed that part). Moldova no longer -for now- thinking of joining NATO...Also-DJ (my view only...) Russia may be able to strike on Ukraine/AZOV fighters near Transnistria (from the air, ship artillery).

A (NATO) goal for "taking over" Transnistria could be shorter logistic lines between NATO-Romania and Ukraine...The stored Soviet-era weapons in Transnistria may be "old" and of limited -direct- use/high risk. 

Moldova population around 4 million (lots of Moldovans however left the -very poor- country. The "expat Moldovans support pro western politics...the people in Moldova itself dislike the pro-western government.) Transnistria population 0,5 million...no direct links with the Black Sea (via river/Ukraine it may be reached over water...) also a major air base (under Russian control). 

Transnistria is the most eastern-and most Russian- zone of Moldova. Moldova was one of the SSR in the USSR, part of the Soviet Union since 1945. Before that however it was part of Romania....

-Bakhmut is part of the "zelensky line" -a defenseline in eastern Ukraine with fortified positions to stop (pro)Russian forces moving west...The "defense line" often is 30 kilometer/20 miles "deep/wide" with lots of (concrete) defense positions...It stretches from Siversk 9north) all the way to Vuhledar (south). 

Russia is encircling Ukraine forces not only in Bakhmut but might be in the process of doing so also in Marinka and Avdivka. Russian strategy -by now- means 75% of Ukraine deaths from artillery. Ukraine deaths somewere between 400 and 1000 each day....

Basiccally the Ukraine defenseline in eastern Ukraine is destroyed slowly. Russia is "very flexible"; pulling back from some positions only to shell Ukraine forces moving in and then Russia retakes the position. 

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[url]https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202303/1286483.shtml[/url] or https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202303/1286483.shtml 

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Xi-Lukashenko meeting carries on 'unbreakable friendship'
'Old friends meeting' may further strengthen consensus on political settlement of Ukraine crisis: expert


DJ, China claims "make trade-not war"....Belarus a "strategic partner" for China-in words-also for China-Europe trade. In fact Belarus will become a China-Russia link...but a lot of "export" will go via (rail)road from China into Russia. 

[url]https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/03/02/699151/US-approves-more-arms-sales-to-Taiwan,-including-missiles-for-F-16[/url] or https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/03/02/699151/US-approves-more-arms-sales-to-Taiwan,-including-missiles-for-F-16

The United States has approved more arms sales to Taiwan, including hundreds of missiles for F-16 fighter jets, in yet another move that would likely infuriate Beijing.

The State Department said in a statement Wednesday night that it had approved the arms sales, including $619 million worth of missiles for the self-governing island's fleet of F-16 jets as well as equipment to support those missiles. 

The new package includes AGM-88 anti-radiation missiles, as well as air-to-air missiles and launchers. 

Taiwan’s defense ministry said in a statement that “the Air Force has full combat capabilities in the two types of missiles that the United States agreed to sell this time,” adding that the new package of weapons “also helps us stock weapons and boost our defensive resilience.”

DJ...US is pushing for war with China....

[url]https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/482225/Iran-is-the-major-game-changer-in-West-Asia[/url] or https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/482225/Iran-is-the-major-game-changer-in-West-Asia ;

TEHRAN – A Brazilian professor of Arab descent says Iran is a game changer in West Asia and the larger region.

"Iran is the balance and the game changer for West Asia,” Bruno Beaklini tells the Tehran Times.

Beaklini, who holds PhD in political science, believes that without Iran, the Zionist regime “would have destroyed the totality of most Muslim countries in the entire region." 

DJ, Egypt FM visiting Assad in Damascus, Saudi/Egypt talks with Iran...Iran as a link between Türkiye and Pakistan in a TIP link between China and Europe/Africa...Iran also a major link between "exploding" India-Russia trade....

-"Asia is booming", over half of the global population lives in Asia...most relatively young...Western sanctions against "RIC" -here- Russia-Iran-China (the RIC in BRICS has India) resulted in an increase of trade inside Asia -a lot of it over land....Using local currencies further lowering costs of trade/increasing the value of those currencies...

OPEC+ is also trying to "dump the US$" for global energy trade...

DJ-US population around 335 million-global population 8 billion...so the US population around 4,5% of the global one...Both India and China population just above 1,4 billion...

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)#Table[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)#Table 

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purchasing_power_parity[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purchasing_power_parity ;

Purchasing power parity (PPP)[1] is a measurement of the price of specific goods in different countries and is used to compare the absolute purchasing power of the countries' currencies. PPP is effectively the ratio of the price of a basket of goods at one location divided by the price of the basket of goods at a different location. The PPP inflation and exchange rate may differ from the market exchange rate because of tariffs, and other transaction costs.[2]

DJ, in other words PPP stands for what money can buy in a country....Some Russian anti-tank weapons cost around of 5% of US ones...and in the "field" do a "better" job...

looking at PPP China economy is #1, EU #2...the US #3...with India-#4- booming and the US-debt based-in recession...

DJ-The "Ukraine war" is just one frontline for the US to "try to stick to being #1" [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal) ...

Some describe both the US and UK as "poor countries with a rich elite"....

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China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Wang Wenbin: "The US is the No. 1 warmonger in the world."

DJ, A view shared by most non-western countries...Also both in the US, UK, EU a growing part of the population AND military !!!! see confrontation is making the west weaker...NOT stronger...

European interests, € are not (always) the same as US (or UK) interests...The EU was a major trading partner with Russia for energy, China/India for lots of consumer goods...The US-biden-provoking the Ukraine war -for now- did change this agenda...

[url]https://ejmagnier.com/2023/02/24/iran-and-israel-the-counter-strikes-continue-and-will-not-stop/[/url] or https://ejmagnier.com/2023/02/24/iran-and-israel-the-counter-strikes-continue-and-will-not-stop/

Written by – Elijah J. Magnier:

Neither Iran nor Israel has any choice but to exchange blows in various theatres as the ideological war is wide open and not expected to end shortly. Many countries in the Middle East have learnt from Israel’s belligerent method of pre-emptive strikes. They have concluded that imposing a deterrence strategy on Israel is necessary. Indeed, Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah are striking back to prevent Tel Aviv from getting away with its strikes, as it did with Iraq and has been doing for several years with Syria.

For many years, Tel Aviv has violated Iran’s security by assassinating Iranian scientists, directing attacks inside Iran and organising systematic and deliberate unrest under various slogans and pretexts with the West’s support and the mainstream media. The latest Israeli sabotage operations were drone attacks on one of the Iranian Ministry of Defence buildings, causing minor damage, to which Iran responded on the high seas. Iran has become strong enough to retaliate.

DJ [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel%E2%80%93Russia_relations#History[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel%E2%80%93Russia_relations#History ;

With the German invasion of Russia in 1941, Joseph Stalin reversed his long-standing opposition to Zionism and tried to mobilize worldwide Jewish support for the Soviet war effort. The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee was set up in Moscow. Many thousands of Jewish refugees fled the Nazis and entered the Soviet Union during the war, where they reinvigorated Jewish religious activities and opened new synagogues.[9] From late 1944, Stalin adopted an openly pro-Zionist foreign policy apparently in the belief that the new country would be socialist and would speed the decline of British influence in the Middle East.[10]

In May 1947, Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko told the United Nations that the Soviets supported the partition of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state.[11] The Soviet Union and its satellite states voted in November 1947 for the UN Partition Plan for Palestine.[12] On 17 May 1948, three days after Israel declared its independence, the Soviets officially recognized Israel.[13]

Golda Meir was appointed Israel's ambassador to the Soviet Union, with her term beginning on 2 September 1948 and ending in March 1949. She attended Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at the Moscow Choral Synagogue.[14] However, once Israel had been established, Stalin reversed positions, favoured the Arabs, arrested the leaders of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, and launched attacks on Soviet Jews.[15]

A lot of westerners do not know the major role Russia played in Israel...[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_language_in_Israel[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_language_in_IsraelRussian is the third most common native language in Israel after Modern Hebrew and Arabic

DJ, Netanyahu and Putin are friends...however they disagree on lots of things...[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Ashdod[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_AshdodThe new terminal is being constructed by Pan Mediterranean Engineering (PMEC, a subsidiary of China Harbour Engineering).

Ashdod is the main seaport of Israel (and with that a major port in the Middle East...) 

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_North%E2%80%93South_Transport_Corridor[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_North%E2%80%93South_Transport_Corridor on Iran-India trade...

China is  THE major investor in Africa and a major player in Latin America...Russia is selling lots of military "things" from "weapons to Wagner-PMC" , Iran a major partner for Cuba, Venezuela...

Main point;

The US now trying to "stay #1" is insane....DJ-my view-in Europe support for more US wars is dropping fast...the price is very high (energy crisis, housing crisis, inflation, Europe dealing with millions of refugees caused by US wars...) ..

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One major problem is a few countries want war...

US-UK-Poland seem to be obsessed with war with Russia...They also think;

-They are supported by a lot of other countries; DJ Baltics, Finland...but in a military sense not that relevant...

-US-UK still "strong" ...spending a lot on weapons DJ very likely created a lot of corruption...

DJ-Poland has a (long term) border issue with both Ukraine and Belarus...After 1945 the Polish borders moved west...included parts of Germany. Before World War 1 Poland was divided between Germany and Russia...after the 1917 Russian revolution Poles and Ukrainians ended up fighting each other...In 1923 the Russian civil war was over-Ukraine became part of the Soviet Union-before that it was part of Russia. Poland finally did get their own country...till 1939...(Germany september 1-Russia/stalin september 15) again split up Poland...

Poland (catholic) and Ukraine (orthodox) share a lot of history - but from different sides...they have a love-hate relationship. Hate against Russia (going back centuries...) may unite them -but may not be last long enough to end up in "Polish-Ukrainian friendship"...

Korea was a Japan colony till 1945...Japan also colonized a lot of China...hatred against Japan may be a "stronger glue" between China (including Taiwan...) and Korea than hatred against Russia is between Poland and Ukraine...

-The US$ as a global currency may be the US goal in this global conflict...De-dollarization and US massive debts may push the US into hyperinflation...

-The UK for me is a big ?????....trying to stay "united" as a "kingdom" ? Brexit also as a sign of a national identity crisis ? Once-a 100 years ago- the UK was the major global dominant player.

Both reunification of Ireland and Scotland going its own way-both as EU members-may leave a UK made up of England and Wales...

Brexit was turned into a disaster by bojo....other UK politicians failed to come up with good ideas...London as "the financial center" of the world is at risk with a lot of "bankster trading" simply fraud and criminal tax evasion...Shanghai may replace London soon as the new "global financial center"....

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So...what is next ? 

US, UK, Poland -NATO- did follow NATO drones on their way into Russia...also followed Russian air defense/Electronic Warfare (EW). 

Further escalation here could see US/UK using more drones attacking Russian military/logistics -still from Ukraine-maybe some Ukrainian on guard...trying to claim "Ukraine now is attacking Russia" or "Belarus/Russian partizans"....

[url]https://southfront.org/the-u-s-to-unleash-chemical-war-in-donbass/[/url] or https://southfront.org/the-u-s-to-unleash-chemical-war-in-donbass/ following the Syria-scenario...Western propaganda claiming "Assad used chemical weapons" when he was winning...In Syria h.clinton was involved in sending chemical weapons from Libya to Syrian -western backed- terrorists...

Like in Ukraine also in Syria "western supported fighters" often lack training....Still in Syria NATO attacked Syrian Army positions in reaction to "Syria using chemical weapons"...Allthough there most like will have been US bio-labs in Ukraine "bio-weapons" may not be very usefull/controlable....

And of course-for now-"the west" may go for more sanctions against Russia-Iran-China...in fact pushing non-western trade, excluding the west from global trade...

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Since there is a limit to "western weapons" to be send to Ukraine frontlines "double down" may see more western fighters as "volunteers" in Ukraine...Polish divisions may already be fighting in Ukraine as "volunteers"...Western/NATO tanks, fighter jets with "volunteer staff" ...maybe turning Polish airbases into "Ukraine airbases in Poland"...Russia attacking them a "sign of Russian agression/article 5"...so Russia has to bring down western planes above Ukraine...

[url]https://southfront.org/head-of-cia-enters-media-war-with-russia/[/url] or https://southfront.org/head-of-cia-enters-media-war-with-russia/ ;

The meeting of the head of the US CIA William Burns and the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergei Naryshkin on the possible use of nuclear weapons took place in November 2022 in Istanbul, but it turned out that the counterparts evaluated its results differently.

In his interview with CBS News, CIA Director Bill Burns claimed that the meeting was “pretty dispiriting.”

“There was a very defiant attitude on the part of Mr. Naryshkin as well. A sense of cockiness and hubris,” Burns said. “A sense, I think, reflecting Putin’s own view, his own belief today, that he can make time work for him, that he believes he can grind down the Ukrainians, that he can wear down our European allies, that political fatigue will eventually set in.”

The arrogant claim of Mr Burns was not left unanswered by his Russian counterpart.

Director of the Russian SVR Sergei Naryshkin, commented on the issue explaining that the conversation lasted more than 2.5 hours took place in a comfortable atmosphere and was informative.

“And that alone suggests that the meeting could hardly last for so long if one of the parties behaved boldly, rudely, arrogantly,” the head of the SVR told reporters.

Naryshkin added that he respects Burns “both as a very experienced, skilled diplomat, and as his colleague, who may not have very much experience as director of the Central Intelligence Agency yet.”

In mid-January, Moscow also made it clear that it was open for talks with the US CIA. Mr Naryshkin then claimed that he did not rule out that he could talk to Burns again, calling the previous conversation “meaningful”. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later said that the talks in Istanbul “played a key role in preventing “uncontrolled escalation,”

Burn’s claims were nothing but another media provocation against Russia and Russian top officials made in an attempt to assure the Western public of the allegedly “evil essence of Russian elite”. In fact, such an image is nothing but a fairytale created by the Western propaganda in order to support the bellicose policy of the NATO countries themselves.

Western diplomacy has long turned into populist shouts and media performances.

DJ, will the US/NATO war with the "rest of the world" become a nuclear war ? 

North Korea, Israel have nuclear weapons and "maybe not the most clever leaders"....however both countries have "limited usefull targets" and face destruction if they use nuclear weapons on their own...

US, UK, may be desperate for "a win"...Ukraine just another lost NATO war after Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria etc. may be "to much" for these two elite run/two political party countries...

-Tactical nuclear weapons are battlefield used weapons...a sea-battle (blowing up an enemy fleet) maybe most likely ? 

-Strategic nuclear weapons -much stronger-meant to destroy enemy cities, bases...intercontinental if need be...

-"Dirty weapons"-depleted uranium hardened ammunition is in use by the US. Ukraine may go for a "dirty -nuclear waste- bomb" -Russia made it clear both kinds of weapons -used against Russia-would be seen as a "nuclear attack"....

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Since a NATO-Russian open war is very serious I take the time to describe my views on it...

[url]https://southfront.org/russias-lavrov-discussed-turkish-syrian-normalization-process-with-cavusoglu-in-india/[/url] or https://southfront.org/russias-lavrov-discussed-turkish-syrian-normalization-process-with-cavusoglu-in-india/  ; 

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the Turkish-Syrian normalization process with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of the G20 foreign ministers meeting in India’s capital New Delhi, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on March 1.

The normalization process between Ankara and Damascus gained momentum last December, when the defense ministers and intelligence chiefs of the two countries met in Moscow.

“A number of international issues were discussed, including the situation in Syria. Special attention was paid to the efforts of the countries in the region aimed at normalizing Turkish-Syrian relations, and intensifying joint efforts to eliminate the terrorist threat in Syria,” the ministry said in a statement.

In a Twitter post, Cavusoglu said he discussed regional issues with Lavrov. He also thanked the minister for Russia’s support after the February 6 earthquake, which claimed the lives of more than 50,000 people in Turkey and Syria.

The earthquake delayed the normalization process, but didn’t lead to a full halt. Last week, Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia’s special representative for the Middle East, revealed that work is underway to organize a quadripartite meeting between the foreign ministries of Russia, Turkey, Iran and Syria.

The Turkish-Syrian normalization process was initially sponsored only by Russia. However, an agreement to involve Iran in the process was reached in February.

The upcoming quadripartite foreign ministers meeting could mark the relaunch of Turkish-Syrian relations and help set the ground for a meeting between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad. Both leaders voiced their readiness to meet in the past.

A recent poll in Türkiye (still in NATO) did see 70% of the Turkish population see Russia as "friend of Türkiye"....Erdogan was saved by Russian military in a  -failed- US coup in 2016...In northern Syria Turkish forces are fighting US backed Kurdish forces...If Türkiye did kill US military in Syria both countries may "blame others"...at least for now...

-Germany very likely may go for de-escalation. The US attack on Nordstream did "not go well" ...in the propaganda war no one believes Russia blew up its own multi-billion Gazprom Russia-EU energy link....(The MH17 flight being shot down -in western propaganda- still blamed on Russia. Türkiye, Saudi Arabia may come with radar images giving another story...)

Also Italy, France facing growing social unrest may try "to de-escalate" ...however US-UK-Polish hard liners so far are "out of contact" with any other views then their own...

Ignoring warnings on sanctions, kicking Russia out of SWIFT, military aid limits a "group of political idiots" still keeps pushing for further escalations...

So can other western countries "stop/limit" hardliners ? Maybe by leaving EU/NATO ???? Going their own way-like Hungary, Türkiye.... 


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Another aspect of the present crises is "intel"...The idea was western sanctions against Russia would push Russia into a major crisis....DJ-what I did read so far that plan may have worked...

but;

-Russian central bank reacted high speed-limiting damage to the Ruble

-Russia had enough capacity to increase export of energy to non-western countries

  -Pipelines to China are still being build-pipeline export capacity to China is (still) limited

  -However tanker-Caspian Sea- via Iran-tanker to India transport did increase a lot...

  -Also over land enough transport capacity was available to increase export to non-western countries to deal with less -direct- energy trade with "the west"

  -Western sanctions excluded a lot of energy trade with Russia...

-Also Russia used its own oil to make more diesel, kerosine, increase its own petro-chemical industry...

Also excluding Russia from western banking resulted in Russia and "partners" further increasing a non-western banking system....

DJ-The west ignored they also had sanctions against Iran, China....so "major sanctions" against Russia pushed Russia towards Iran, China

Also the west ignored land/sea routes from Russia...(Moscow has riverlinks with lots of seas....!) 

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The "west" expected a short "push over" conflict with Russia but ended up in a long war....

Russia expected a "limited operation" against "still very Russian Ukraine" would be enough for talks...That idea was correct. Russia and Ukraine almost made peace in Türkiye within two months after the escalation of the already ongoing conflict february 2022...Bojo dropped by in Kiev to tell zelensky NATO would support a longer war....

But NATO was not ready for such a war....NATO "helping Ukraine self destruction" only pushed Russia towards a harder line....

In the international arena non-western countries were NOT supporting the west....often seeing it as another NATO war....Maybe the position of countries like India, Indonesia, Brazil, African countries may have come as another unwelcome surprise for the "west"....

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Germany invaded a neutral NL on may 10-1940...hitler expected a short war-a bit like the "two hour war" with Denmark april 1940....NL had friendly relations with Germany till may 10-1940...There had been lots of warnings that Germany this time would also include NL in an offensive in the west of Europe. In 1914 Germany "respected" NL neutrality...NL trade with Germany "boomed"...from patatoes to German army uniforms came from NL. Fokker -Dutch- became the major aircraft builder in Germany during world war 1.....

Spring 1940 did see nice weather...lots of German military went on a break in NL...also visiting Dutch defense lines....NL had a "limited army"...but infantery riding bikes -relative high speed/high flexibility ( crossing a water with bike on the shoulder...air defense guns on bikes)  was seen with surprise by the Germans...

The airborne German operation in the west of NL was a total disaster-ending with the bombing of Rotterdam may 14....NL military pushed back German para-troopers in the north part of that city...The Hague German landings did see a lot of German P.O.W. 's ending up on ships to the UK...In the north of NL Germans could not cross the "Afsluitdijk"....

The fighting in NL ended the end of may when French forces pulled back from the SW part of NL-most of NL surrendered may 14....

DJ-Point of the story is conflicts do not always go a "stronger party" expects it to go....Lack of communications made NL cavalery attacking Germans in a wooded "Grebbelinie"...to the horror of the Germans...Invading NL did not only unable plans to invade the UK via air landings...Also a lot of Germans were against Germany invading "friendly NL"....(There were a lot of Danish-German conflicts over the northern Danish-German border...Germans did see the Dutch as "Germans denying to be German"....a lot of Germans did speak a dialect close to Dutch...

Russia and Ukraine are very closely linked in history....During the German occupation of NL there was a German idea to deal with NL as they had done in 1938 with Austria-including NL in Germany...However Dutch fascists wanted a "larger NL" including Flanders (both Belgian and French Flanders-Dunkirk) next to Germany....Over 40,000 NL joined German forces fighting the Soviet Union....

DJ-Is Ukraine a "real country" in my view is up to Ukrainians to decide....There are lots of "created" countries (Panama, Kuwait, Israel)...the Kurds so far the largest nation not able to get their own country....

Zelensky was elected in Ukraine to bring peace....a neutral Ukraine could have been a bridge between Asia and Europe...it is the west that destroyed that perspective in 2008 Bucharest...with bizarre ideas of Georgia, Ukraine joining NATO....ignoring Russian security concerns.... 

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[url]https://southfront.org/breaking-ukrainian-terrorists-launched-attack-on-russian-border-villages-killed-civilians/[/url] or https://southfront.org/breaking-ukrainian-terrorists-launched-attack-on-russian-border-villages-killed-civilians/ ;

On the morning of March 2, a group of Ukrainian saboteurs crossed the Russian border in the Klimovsky district in the Bryansk region. Ukrainian terrorists shelled civilian car near the village of Sushany.

As a result of the attack, a man who was driving children to school in the morning was killed. The 10-years child was wounded. The local authorities denied the preliminary reports that the child died.

Some Russian sources shared the following claims of the local civilians:

According to the children’s claims, there was a driver and three children in the car: a boy Fedor from the third grade and two girls, Zlata and Lena. The children were being taken from the village of Brakhlov to Novy Ropsk, where a school bus was supposed to pick them up.

On the way, they were unexpectedly attacked by a group of unknown men — the driver died immediately, and Fedor was wounded in the chest. Nevertheless, he took the girls out and told them to hide in the woods.

Later, the wounded boy was able to catch a car on the same road, which took the children away from the scene of the attack. Fedor was immediately called an ambulance. According to doctors, a splinter or bullet passed along the rib. The guy has already had an operation, now his life is not in danger.”

Ukrainian UAV dropped an explosive device on a private house in the same village. As a result of the attack, the building caught fire.

According to unconfirmed report,  Ukrainian saboteurs blew up an electrical substation and a gas station in the village of Sushanny.

One of the residents of Sushany described how the Ukrainian group entered the village. According to a woman, seven people with machine guns went down one street, the others went on the other. In total, several dozen people entered the village, completely burned the house, now they are reportedly holding hostages in residential buildings. The locals are panicking — a woman with a trembling voice talks about what is happening right now.

“I saw everyone with my own eyes… [They are] with grenade launchers, machine guns, leaflets. They shot at a woman who was standing near the house,” a resident told the Russian media.

A paramedic who escaped from members of the Ukrainian sabotage group told the Russian media about the first minutes of the attack :

Soldiers in balaclavas stopped cars by the road. They forced people to get out, took their mobile phones, tied men’s hands with tape, sat them on a bench at a bus stop. They spoke Ukrainian. At the stop, petal mines were scattered. In the process, an explosion sounded, and the members of the DRG fled towards the border with Ukraine. People were able to escape.

The driver of one of the cars that was taking the children to the school bus was killed, the child — 10-year—old Fedor – was wounded. Despite the injury, the boy helped two more girls to hide in the woods, and then was able to hitch a ride and drive away to a safe distance, where an ambulance was called for him.

About 15 people were operating in the Klimovsky district, all were in white camouflage coats.

The Russian military launched an operation to eliminate the Ukrainian sabotage group. Clashes broke out in the village of Sushany near the border.

At the moment, the FSB is conducting a special operation to eliminate the sabotage group:

“In the border Klimovsky district of the Bryansk region, the FSB of Russia and the attached forces of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation are taking measures to destroy armed Ukrainian nationalists who violated the state border,” the message says.

The operation of the Ukrainian sabotage group is accompanied by the active work of Ukrainian “media troops”, in an attempt to spread panic among the Russian population according to the best terrorist traditions and immediately shared a lot of unconfirmed information. So far, there were reports that the girl died in the hospital, that the school bus was shot by Ukrainian fighters, that hundred civilians were allegedly taken hostage in a local school or in a shop (despite the fact that there is no school in Sushany and the population of the village only counts several dozens of people), that about 70 Ukrainian saboteurs are taking part in the assault.

Reports about the hostages were not confirmed.

“No one told us that there were hostages. I am 18 km from the village of Sushany and there are problems with communication. The border guards and the military are working [on the spot],” said the head of the Novoropskaya rural administration, where the settlement is located.

The local authorities are yet to reveal the details of the incident and officially assess the damage.

The village of Lomakovka of the Starodubsky district in the Bryansk region was also subjected to mortar fire. As a result of the shelling, there were no casualties, two households were damaged. Russian security services are working on site.

The villages of Tetkino in the Kursk region is also being shelled. Another civilian was killed by Ukrainian Nazis.

Today’s attack on a small border region accompanied by the ruthless killing of innocent civilians has purely terrorist goal, with a political and psychological effect.

The risky operation of Ukrainian saboteurs are purely demonstrative and have no military goal. It is probably dedicated to the recent meeting of the FSB board, at which the President of Russia demanded to close the border and strengthen measures to counter enemy sabotage groups.

In the coming hours, Putin will hold an emergency meeting of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

Despite the hypocritical statements of the Ukrainian officials that they allegedly do not target the Russian territories and only need the Western support to “protect their homeland”, the Nazi Kiev regime is impotent to fight on the battlefield following the rules of war. Supported by hypocritical NATO countries, the Ukrainian terrorist leadership and its Western accomplices can only use terrorist methods of struggle, hoping that the Russians will be threatened so much that they will overthrow the “Putin regime” in their country.

The shelling of the Russian border settlements and the operations of the Ukrainian sabotage groups in border areas are expected to continue. They are the result of the Russian concession and withdrawal of Russian troops from the northern districts of the Ukrainian Sumy, Chernihiv and Kharkiv regions.

and [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/cross-border-terror-attack-russia-involved-dozens-armed-saboteurs-attacking-villages[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/cross-border-terror-attack-russia-involved-dozens-armed-saboteurs-attacking-villages ;

The Kremlin has condemned what it called a new terrorist attack on its soil Thursday carried out by Ukrainian saboteurs who allegedly breached a border region. 

Russian presidency spokesman Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said militants entered the Bryansk Oblast in Western Russia and attacked villages there, resulting in the death of one civilian and another wounded. "This is an attack by terrorists," Peskov said.

Conflicting initial reports indicated Russia’s Federal Security Service engaged in a gun battle with  the infiltrators, with the Kremlin saying "Measures are currently underway to eliminate these terrorists."

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The incident comes after Monday into Tuesday a series of drone attacks on Russian facilities, believed launched by the Ukrainians, triggered air alert sirens in various locations across the country. One or more even reached to within 100km of Moscow. 

Concerning the drone attacks, Russia's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs has charged that the Ukrainians had covert help from the United States in carrying out the sophisticated drone operations, one of which damaged an oil facility some 500km inside Russian territory. "Attack of drones on aviation facilities in Saratov and Ryazan could not have been carried out without the active assistance of the United States," Ryabkov said in a press statement.

DJ, Some groups push for further escalation....

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More on the "Russian volunteers" killing people in Russia [url]https://southfront.org/proxy-of-ukrainian-intelligence-directorate-claimed-responsibility-for-bloody-pr-operation-in-russia/[/url] or https://southfront.org/proxy-of-ukrainian-intelligence-directorate-claimed-responsibility-for-bloody-pr-operation-in-russia/ 

DJ-Russia may now go for a "security zone" south of its border with Ukraine...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/military/pentagon-admits-russia-captured-american-weapons-ukraine[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/military/pentagon-admits-russia-captured-american-weapons-ukraine ;

Authored by Kyle Anzalone via The Libertarian Institute,

American weapons provided to Ukraine have been captured by Russia on the battlefield, a top Department of Defense official told Congress on Tuesday. Over the past year, Washington has provided Kiev with nearly $45 billion in military aid. 

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl claimed Moscow was capturing American weapons and selling them on the black market. “Our assessment is if some of these systems have been diverted it’s by Russians who have captured things on the battlefield, which always happens,” he said.

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Kahl went on to assert that “no evidence” has surfaced to suggest Kiev was responsible for the weapons finding their way to the black market

In the early months of the war, CNN reported that the US lacked oversight over the arms sent to Ukraine. A source told the outlet in April, “we have fidelity for a short time, but when it enters the fog of war, we have almost zero. It drops into a big black hole, and you have almost no sense of it at all after a short period of time.”

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In May, the Washington Post reported Ukraine is infamous for black market weapon sales. “The US government is well aware of the country’s challenges with weapons proliferation, though it has been vague in describing the precautions it’s taking,” the outlet wrote. 

Kahl was confronted by Congressman Matt Gaetz over the weapons ending up in the hands of neo-Nazis. Gaetz cited a 2018 article from Global Times that found American arms were being used by the Azov Battalion, a neo-Nazi militia that was absorbed into Ukraine’s national guard. Kahl dismissed Gaetz’s question by asserting the claim was “Beijing’s propaganda.”

DJ....Ukraine has a very bad reputation for corruption...the war did not improve controls....But the US rather claims Russia taking US weapons from Ukraine then Ukraine selling them on the "black market" ? (Russia does not need to sell those weapons on such illegal markets...more likely they would show them to the Russian people...). 

The Azov Battalion has been photographed with Western-made anti-tank weapons. In March, NEXTA tweeted, “A shipment of NLAW grenade launchers and instructors from #NATO countries arrived in Kharkiv. The Azov regiment was the first to learn about new weaponry.” The post included photos of Ukrainian soldiers wearing Nazi patches on their uniforms. 

In July, the Stimson Center – an American organization – warned US arms could flow to “avowed neo-Nazis.” “[The Azov Battalion’s] role in key Ukrainian theatres creates risks that arms could be diverted to Azov troops in contravention of US law,” the report said. 

Kahl claimed the weapons are tracked by Ukraine with scanners provided by Washington, and the data is transferred to American officials at the embassy in Kiev. He added the officials complete some inspections outside of the embassy. 

DJ, from the "contra's" ReNaMo to IS, alquaida the US has been supporting all kinds of extremists....

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/sanctions-on-russia-come-back-to-bite-their-issuers.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/sanctions-on-russia-come-back-to-bite-their-issuers.html

Unlike 'western' politicians I try to think ahead of the consequences certain foreign relation policies might have.

On March 9 2022 I predicted:

The Sanction Backlash Will Push The 'West' To Accept Russia's Demands

For years the U.S. committed policies that have left a lot of countries grumbling. Now, as the U.S. needs support to milden the consequences of 'punishing' Russia, those policies come back to bite. So will the secondary effects of sanctions the 'west' has imposed on Russia.
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The first [map] shows the countries which banned Russian airplanes from their airspace. Russia in turn denied its airspace to operators from those countries. It will cost quite a bit for U.S. and EU airlines as their flight times and cost to and from Asia, which typically fly through Russian airspace, will now increase. Carriers from Asian countries will now easily out-compete U.S. and European airlines on these routes.

DJ, there is a growing gap between realists and hard liners....It will also increase tensions in western countries....

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DJ, 

The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCfYRJb93O4[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCfYRJb93O4 ; 'Gas station masquerading as a country,' must be running out of ammo"

also MS/Military Summary describing latest NATO actions in the Ukraine war as distraction from Bakhmut being lost...

Ukraine keeps sending in forces towards Bakhmut only to get them killed/destroyed...but admitting the loss of Bakhmut could mean losing a lot of "western" support...The (UK-bomb carrier) drone attacks -not doing much damage- in Russia/Belarus, terrorist nazi's -western propaganda claiming they are "Russian/Belarus" "rebels" meant as distraction from Ukraine losing the war...

In Syria Russia showed "to pick its battles"...allowing Israel to attack certain targets in Syria, staying out of the Kurdish/Türkiye conflict focussing on destroying (US created) IS....DJ, We may see more activity of IS in Russia-Iran-China...no doubt CIA/NATO transport is available....

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/ukraine-soldiers-enter-russia-attack-school-bus-kill-children-now-russia-has-actually-said-it-we-regard-you-as-participants[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/ukraine-soldiers-enter-russia-attack-school-bus-kill-children-now-russia-has-actually-said-it-we-regard-you-as-participants ;

Also, - today's events have shown who the US, NATO, and the EU really support. It's not the "freedom-loving people of Ukraine" who don't want to return to the "Muscovite sovok" They are just Nazi bastards, terrorist scum who attack civilians while waving a stinking zhovto-blakit rag. Let them now be exonerated in London, Paris, Berlin, and Washington.

They are your pacifiers, Messrs. Sunak, Macron, Scholz, and Biden! And our attitude toward you is now the same as toward themNow your countries are participants in the terrorist acts of the Ukrainian regime, and you are direct accomplices of terrorists."

DJ, So far Russia limited the war to Ukraine....Now NATO is pushing for escalations in Moldova, Belarus....

On top of that [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/pentagon-claims-iran-12-days-away-nuke-material-bomb[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/pentagon-claims-iran-12-days-away-nuke-material-bomb

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com,

Speaking to the US House Armed Services Committee, Undersecretary of Defense Colin Kahl falsely testified that Iran could make enough weapons-grade uranium for a bomb in "about 12 days."

Kahl claims that Iran’s enrichment capacity has increased sufficiently over the course of the past five years — since the US abandoned the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, aka the "Iran nuclear deal" — to reduce that timeline from more like a year, and regrets that the JCPOA is "on ice."

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He continued: "And so I think there is still the view that if you could resolve this issue diplomatically and put constraints back on their nuclear program, it is better than the other options. But right now, the JCPOA is on ice."

But other officials concede that Iran is not stockpiling any uranium enriched beyond 60%, well short of weapons grade, and also doubt Iran’s other technical capacities to build nuclear weapons.

Getting a bomb’s worth of 90% uranium is no small task, even before trying to make it into a deliverable weapon. Iran’s weapons development capabilities would be in doubt even if they were stockpiling uranium, which again they aren’t.

Pentagon officials still maintain that getting back into a deal with Iran is preferable to not having one.

DJ [url]https://www.debka.com/pentagon-iran-can-make-fissile-material-for-a-nuke-in-12-days-israel-we-are-ready-for-final-steps-of-irans-nuclear-issue/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/pentagon-iran-can-make-fissile-material-for-a-nuke-in-12-days-israel-we-are-ready-for-final-steps-of-irans-nuclear-issue/ ;

Behrouz Kamalvandi, member of Iran’s nuclear commission, claimed that the 83.7pc purity was an anomaly due to an accumulation of unforeseen incidents, not the result of the regime’s intention. IAEA officials were highly skeptical of this claim.
In his report, Gen. Basyuk disclosed that Israeli operations had succeeded in preventing Tehran from establishing Hizballah No. 2 in Syria. The armed drones intended for attacking Israel are now flying over Ukraine as well as striking merchant shippin gin the Gulf, he said. “We are coming close to the final critical stages of the Iranian nuclear issue. We have made the relevant preparations and if need be, we’ll activate them.”

In the US lots of politicians and military know NATO may be running out of conventional weapons for "helping Ukraine to selfdestruction"....Israel may see Iran an to big of a risk...

New Atlas [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGpUC9KQ0yY&t=19s[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGpUC9KQ0yY&t=19s ;

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Update on US-Chinese tensions and specifically developments regarding the island province of Taiwan: 

- Western media claims China is making “incursions” into Taiwan air defense zones, however the UN decades ago declared Taiwan as a province of China and only through unwarranted US influence has a contrary narrative sustained itself to today; 

- Taiwan’s “air defense identification zone,” like all ADIZ’s, has no basis in international law with the additional fact that Taiwan’s ADIZ actually includes part of mainland China; 

- Despite China entering into the supposed ADIZ, it does so along the edges in the least provocative way possible, asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan under international law, but without triggering possible hostilities;   

- Despite the US inferring that Taiwan is an autonomous, independent entity from China, Taiwan depends entirely on the US for political and military support without which Taiwan will fully reintegrate with the rest of China; 

- The US State Department officially recognizes Taiwan as part of China and explicitly does not recognize its independence, yet unofficially deliberately undermines China’s sovereignty over Taiwan; 

- US announced a recent arms sale to Taiwan forces including weapons for its fleet of US-made F-16 fighters; 

- US policy think tanks admit that Taiwan forces both in the air and at sea will be eliminated almost immediately in any conflict with the rest of China and will not play a role in subsequent fighting; 

- The US sends weapons to Taiwan to override both its official stance on Taiwan as well as the UN’s stance in enduring contravention of international law; 

- The US is rushing to provoke a conflict with China over Taiwan before the 2025-2030 window closes after which the US will be unable to win any armed confrontation with China; 

- The US desire to use Taiwan as a proxy against the rest of China follows the same foreign policy template as its proxy war with Russia in Ukraine; 

DJ, US (UK and EU will follow) already in a sanctions war with China; banning Tik Tok, HuaWei...

The "west-rest" confrontation is only worsening...total insanity...Will the "west" try to take "the rest" in hostage with nuclear weapons ? 

[url]https://nltimes.nl/2023/03/03/inflation-supermarkets-peak-summer-earliest-economists-say[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2023/03/03/inflation-supermarkets-peak-summer-earliest-economists-say

Groceries in the supermarket, and activities like dinner at a restaurant or going on vacation will likely continue to become more expensive in the coming months. Economists from ING and ABN Amro tell ANP that it will take at least until the middle of this year before inflation on food products will reach its peak. "And for services like hotels and restaurants, it will probably only happen later on, because their prices are mainly driven by wages," says ING economist Marcel Klok.

For the time being, both economists are sticking to their earlier predictions concerning inflation throughout the year. Due to the depressing effect of energy prices and the expectation that the inflation peak for groceries and services will be reached at some point, they expect a substantial decline in annual inflation compared to last year. "Last year inflation was around 10 percent. This year it will probably be 4 or 4.5 percent. Definitely lower, although that means inflation still remains quite high," Klok points out.

Van de Kerke adds that these projections are still subject to considerable uncertainty. This uncertainty, he says, also affects entrepreneurs. "Many businesses are reluctant to pass on price decreases in raw materials, if there are any, to consumers because they don't know what might happen to them in the future.

DJ, Consumer spending for now may increase...during the pandemic (not over yet...) consumer did spend less...but also a lot of consumer expect prices to go up further-so better buy now...

Lots of bussinesses did not translate their increase of prices in increase of consumer prices-yet...(NL news had a bakery their prices +15% but for now they only increased consumer price 10%...otherwise consumer would go for alternatives...). 

Public support for "western wars" may drop high speed...still some "insane politicians" in the west want more war...Crazy....

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DJ, 

From the Duran/AM;

-Russia is using 20,000 shells per day and able to produce (DJ more) than enough to keep using it at such a high level...

-The west is thinking of increasing shell production...but it is highly specialized work...In Russia weapon-industry state owned...In the west "for profit"...so even doubling of western weapons will not do much of a job...

DJ-So the west now likely will increase claims China, Iran "must be supporting Russia" -to explain why NATO is slowly kicked out of Ukraine...

AM also mentioned Ukraine army now 200,000 soldiers...

DJ-If Ukraine losses would be 1000 per day this war -since february 24 -2022- could have seen over 370,000 Ukraine fighters killed...

Ukraine is running out of people able to fight...(DJ) Other countries may have "a lot of volunteers" in Ukraine...but (my view) it is supposed to support Ukraine-not take over all of the war...

The west likes to claim it is still an Ukraine-Russian conflict...when Russia can prove most of the "Ukraine army" ends up being Polish, Romanian, US/UK...the west is even in bigger problems...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIxL8ziuMzc[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIxL8ziuMzc Hindustan Times-India;

Vladimir Putin vows to avenge an alleged attack by Ukraine on the Russian city of Bryansk. Ukraine's battlefield witnessed carpet bombing as Russia says it is seeking to destroy ‘terrorists’ behind the purported Bryansk attack. Non-stop 'rocket rains' hit Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia. Amid massive Russian shelling, Ukraine lost one of its armoured depots in Donetsk. In Kherson, attacks launched by Russian aviation and artillery resulted in the neutralisation of a munition depot of a Ukrainian territorial defence brigade. According to the Russian defence ministry, Moscow's aerospace forces also shot down one Ukrainian Su-24 aircraft and one Mi-8 helicopter

DJ Also Military Summary wondering if Russia is planning to start an operation in the direction of Moldova. (DJ-A navy operation towards Odessa ???)

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DJ Both [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyna1aoWOyY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyna1aoWOyY Weeb Union and [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/bakhmut-practically-surrounded-wagner-chief-tells-zelensky-surrender-save-lives[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/bakhmut-practically-surrounded-wagner-chief-tells-zelensky-surrender-save-lives indicate Bakhmut has fallen-Ukraine trying to pull out...

Some suggestians Ukraine fighters refused to die in a useless further battle...

[url]https://liveuamap.com/en/2023/3-march-pressofficer-of-93rd-mechanized-brigade-says-the[/url] or https://liveuamap.com/en/2023/3-march-pressofficer-of-93rd-mechanized-brigade-says-the 

several hours old...still claiming "Ukraine keeps fighting"...

Military Summary linked the fall of Bakhmut with possible Ukraine/Azov attack on Transnistria/Moldova...but lots of things here are unclear. 

-Does Moldova want to get involved in this war ? 

-Does (NATO-member) Romania support Moldova ?

-Does NATO/US want an attack on Transnistria ?

-What if (pro)Russians simply do not go for a battle over Transnistria..."Ukraine can claim victory" because Russia does not want a battle there now ? 

-Will there now be a coup against zelensky in Kiev ? 

We soon will learn more...

[url]https://southfront.org/corruption-scandals-in-ukraine-might-spill-over-biden-family-and-democratic-party/[/url] or https://southfront.org/corruption-scandals-in-ukraine-might-spill-over-biden-family-and-democratic-party/ ;

The corruption factor in Ukraine and its American connection is not merely of interest to the police authorities: it has geopolitical and geoeconomic implications.

Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts

Even though there is as of now not much prospect of the conflict in Ukraine coming to an end (and US interests actually profit from making it perpetual), there is much talk already about “rebuilding” the country. In a November video address, Ukrainian President  Volodymyr Zelensky claimed it would take no less than $1 trillion to rebuild it.

It is strange to talk about rebuilding anything when the West itself rejects any peace plan, but, be it as it may, under such a “reconstruction” banner, lots of cash have been flowing into Ukraine, a nation infamous for being Europe’s most corrupt country. Much the same way a large part of the weaponry sent to Kiev has been ending up in Africa and the Middle East, through black markets, (and, in fact the Pentagon could not account for billions worth of arms), one could only suspect from the very beginning that something similar may occur when it comes to huge amounts of cash. By December 2022, the total amount of US dollars sent there totaled about $68 billion or even more, and the funds should keep coming this year.

According to Ukraine’s media reports, the Ukrainian investment company Dragon Capital and American multinational investment company BlackRock are involved in shady businesses. US giant BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, gained a strong foothold in the country in November upon signing a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Economy on marshaling funding aimed at the nation’s reconstruction. The company has some history: it was the target of accusations pertaining to corruption and environmental damage in Mexico,  and its CEO, Larry Fink, has been under a lot of controversy since December.

DJ...without biden we would not have this war...

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[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/political/stop-killing-major-antiwar-protests-held-germany-france-italy[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/political/stop-killing-major-antiwar-protests-held-germany-france-italy public support for yet another US/NATO war may drop high speed...

Who will pay for yet another insane war...WE will have to pay for it...making a few very rich people even more rich at the cost of hundreds of thousends of more lives...Ukrainians voted for peace and talks...The US pushed for war....[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/jfks-remarkable-peace-speech-sealed-his-fate[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/jfks-remarkable-peace-speech-sealed-his-fate 

DJ-The military industrial complex -owning mass media, linked with banks may be running the US...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/bakhmut-practically-surrounded-wagner-chief-tells-zelensky-surrender-save-lives[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/bakhmut-practically-surrounded-wagner-chief-tells-zelensky-surrender-save-lives Bakhmut battle over will bring more battles...unless politics change...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/washington-post-lets-hershs-dangerous-cat-out-bag[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/washington-post-lets-hershs-dangerous-cat-out-bag ...DJ-It may be hard to accept a crazy US president and a small -cult like- group around them blew up the European energy link with Russia...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/von-greyerz-prepare-10-years-destruction[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/von-greyerz-prepare-10-years-destruction ;

THE STRUCTURAL DECLINE OF THE WEST

All empires are ephemeral and this is what the US and Europe are currently experiencing.

The final stages of empires, like the Han, Roman, Mongol, Ottoman, Spanish and British always include the same ingredients some of which are: 

  1. Excessive Debts and Deficits

  2. Currency Collapse

  3. Collapse of asset prices including property, bonds and stocks

  4. Hyperinflation in the final stages, especially in food, commodities & services 

  5. Migration

  6. High Crime Rates & Breakdown of Law & Order

  7. Moral Decadence

  8. Social Unrest, Civil War  

  9. Wars 

As the West is now falling (& failing), we can tick all the above events also in the current collapse. 

Global debt has exploded since 1971 to $2-3 quadrillion as I have explained in many articles like here.

If it wasn’t for the Petrodollar, the US would have collapsed years ago. But as more countries are considering trading oil in other currencies like Yuan, the dollar will first Gradually lose its value and then Suddenly to paraphrase Hemingway.

But remember that since Nixon closed the Gold Window in 1971, all currencies have lost at least 97-99% of their value in real terms which is against gold.

DJ...UK global domination ended with World War 2....we did not have nuclear weapons till 1945...US domination is over...Diplomacy could have limited damage...But pushing for confrontation with "the rest" only is increasing damage...

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DJ [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L_sCjABnic[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L_sCjABnic ; Hindustan Times - India;

Russia claims to have captured a Ukrainian Leopard 2 battle tank near Bakhmut. Russian deputy envoy to the UN retweeted a purported showed the battle tank stuck in a puddle near Bakhmut. The tweet seems to have been deleted now but the claim was that the Russian troops had captured the battle tank supplied to Kyiv by its NATO backers. It is the most advanced tank currently in the arsenal of the Ukrainian forces.

It may not be the same tank as in [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/leopard-tanks-arrive-in-ukraine-get-stuck-in-the-mud[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/leopard-tanks-arrive-in-ukraine-get-stuck-in-the-mud (or is it an older photo ?) 

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsPSuQAE1to[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsPSuQAE1toColonel Douglas Macgregor sits down with Stephen Gardner to discuss the fall of Ukraine. Putins next moves against Ukraine. The political corruption festering in Washington DC. The Afghanistan withdrawal. DC is abusing the American people as they cause chaos around the world. Colonel Douglas Macgregor also agrees with Scott Ritter on how this war will end and Moscow's big move on the Ukraine capital of KYIV. Ukraine is reeling from the targeted strikes from Russia. Bahkmut has fallen as of today.

Timestamps: 0:01 Colonel Macgregor discusses whether Zelenskyy is a good war time leader or a puppet 3:49 Major Corruption in Ukraine with donated money and weapons 6:50 Why is the media covering for Biden on the Afghanistan withdrawal? 15:15 Is US Congress abusing the military for money and power? 16:00 Congress will push for war with China to get more money 18:15 Does DC want war or peace? Lots of money in war 20:40 Russia with crush Ukraine and Europe will back out of war to survive and get back to normal life 24:00 Judge Andrew Napolitano says this war has become personal between Biden and Putin 25:00 DC is the principle reason for misery and hardship in the United States

DJ Some claims;

-30 to 50% of "help" gets stolen by corrupt  Ukraine "leaders"

-Up to 20,000 Polish fighters in Ukraine uniform

A.o. You Tube video's claim of protests against US/NATO in 30 French cities...

[url]https://southfront.org/breaking-seymour-hersh-dicusses-nord-stream-bombshell-with-gerald-celente-and-much-more/[/url] or https://southfront.org/breaking-seymour-hersh-dicusses-nord-stream-bombshell-with-gerald-celente-and-much-more/

Seymour Hersh, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist whose report on the Nord Stream pipelines bombings sent a shockwave through Washington, discusses the sabotage with Gerald Celente, the publisher of The Trends Journal.

The in-depth interview sheds new light into his original report on the pipeline bombing and when and why it was launched. While the White House has disputed Hersh’s report, he provides details that this was a U.S.-staged attack.

Mr. Hersh goes far beyond the Nord Stream pipeline by shedding light and information on other pertinent issues. This is a once-in-a-lifetime interview that you won’t want to miss., 

DJ, Discussion on personal motives of biden for his hatred of Putin...I think it is both-strategic, Russia-China replacing the US as dominant global factor but also personal...biden blaming Putin for the trump -presidency...

-With what looks like the fall of Bakhmut I expect more discussion in "the west"...Some may "double down" go for further escalation...a lot of countries (I hope) may start pushing for talks and peace...Ukraine did deserve better !

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DJ, I reopened an old news item from 2009 Ukraine "Swine Flu"....Ukraine has long term health issues. Multi resistant TB is one of them. CoViD spread may be linked to refugees seeking safety in western Europe. Most of the Ukraine people voted for peace only to be betrayed...Now see their country destroyed with "western help" ....

Of course the "west-rest" conflict is only using Ukraine as one of the battlefields to "weaken Russia"...[url]https://southfront.org/u-s-main-proxy-group-in-syrias-al-tanf-is-expanding-photos/[/url] or https://southfront.org/u-s-main-proxy-group-in-syrias-al-tanf-is-expanding-photos/ Syria is another battle field to "weaken Russia"....Like Ukraine Syria did not ask for this US made war....

Bakhmut has fallen -only some propaganda denies it- so how will  the "west-rest" conflict develop further ? 

DJ-my non expert view, trying to make up my mind....

The "west" did "invest" hundreds of billions in the Ukraine war...also lots of money in creating a "civil/regime change war" in Syria since 2011.  The "west" is still involved in Iraq, Libya...supporting protestors in Iran...(DJ-Iran protestors may have good points - but should realize the west is NOT their friend !) 

Of course the "main enemy" is China...in many ways already #1; economy, foreign investments (by PPP)...In a military sense Russia is the major player...

Iran can work with the UN for its nuclear plans...For the US Iran linking Russia with India, China with Europe and Africa will remain the "strategic enemy"...If not nuclear activities the "west" will claim to "defend" human rights...Poverty is increasing...there is a worsening food crisis...somehow "the west" still believe they "stand for human rights"....

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[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/u-s-deploys-doomsday-plane-to-europe-russia-issues-nuclear-clash-warning-to-its-military[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/u-s-deploys-doomsday-plane-to-europe-russia-issues-nuclear-clash-warning-to-its-military has been warning for nuclear war maybe for over a year...

The United States has transferred an E-6B "Looking Glass" nuclear war command and control aircraft to Europe.  In response, Russian Armed forces were issued a "nuclear clash warning" (The U.S. equivalent of DEFCON-2) by the Ministry of Defense.

The transfer of the American "doomsday plane" to Europe is allegedly a "signal" to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  On Tuesday, the U.S. European Command moved the E-6B Mercury, also known as the "Doomsday Aircraft," to Iceland. It refueled and continued on to Europe.

It is an airborne command post designed to control armed forces in a nuclear war.

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For those unaware, the DEFCON level is an indicator of how close we are to nuclear war.   It has a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being everything is normal, have a nice day.  One is "nuclear war."

The Russians are now at the equivalent of 2.   Just one step away from actual nuclear conflict.

Earlier this week, reports started coming in indicating US Senators and perhaps other American Officials, are leaving to "The Hotel" tomorrow (Sunday, March 5).   That phrase, "The Hotel" is a reference to the underground nuclear bunkers built decades ago for US officials to survive a nuclear war.  (Story HERE

Given the possible relocation of US Officials to nuclear bunkers, and the deployment of a US E-6B "Doomsday Plane" to Europe, this coming week seems primed for the worst week in human history.

Make certain you have "preps" of emergency food, water, medicine, communications gear, flashlights, a generator with fuel to run it, and so forth.

DJ...We did see NATO drone attacks against targets in Russia, Belarus...very likely these drones still were launched from Ukraine...Terrorist attacks - western propaganda trying to paint it as "Free Russians", "Belarus partizans" while it is NATO sponsored terror...

The "Ukraine army" may be 200,000 soldiers...at least 20,000 of them are Polish in Ukraine uniform...

"The west" is unable to go for diplomacy...that "west" in one way or another dominated the globe the last 500 years if not more...The debt based US$ is the foundation of the US...if "the rest" droppes the US$ in many ways it is the end of the US....

So-the "west-rest" conflict is "existential" -in my view- for "the west"....Russia, China would be willing to go for diplomacy, real fair global trade...It is a (neo-colonial...or just old-style colonial ?) "west" not willing to give up its dominant position...

Earlier changes in global dominance always were western internal conflicts...Spain was "beaten" by the Dutch...but the English did beat the Dutch (maybe 1648-1672 as "peak-Dutch global era ?). France, Germany tried to play a global role...The UK global position switched to the US after 1945...

So...now Asia wants to "dominate the globe" with over half the global population...To keep things "simple" I go for 10% of global population = "west", rest = 90%...others go for 20-80...

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Escalation scenario's;

1 "Conventional means", tanks, fighter jets, soldiers are "running out" for "the west" (most NATO + Australia)...increasing production has its limits...lots of basic materials are only limited under western control...When "the west" invaded Iraq in 2003 it had an army of 1 million...(including from Arab countries). In Europe it might be possible to "mobilize" a large army...but lots of tanks, fighters etc are not ready for such a war...

The basic idea was a defensive war...putting a price tag on agression. Also limited foreign interventions...invading Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan...biggest challenge was logistics...

The goal of the wars in Ukraine, Syria was to "weaken Russia"...Russia now very likely is stronger then it was in early 2022....

So doing more of the same is weakening the west more then it weakens Russia...

2 Give up the conflict...I think joe biden hates Putin...there is a "US cult" blaming Putin for trump his presidency...Not willing to look at the US election problem itself ...(h.clinton may have gotten millions more votes...trump ended up with more electors...We did see US election problems three times this century...The US has to correct its election-rules...stop blaming others...). DJ-It would be wise to step out of a confrontation that is destroying you...

If I end up in a fight I can not win I would try to end that fight....(I try to avoid a fight...another risk is doing much more damage then you can live with...). 

3 Nuclear blackmail....The "west" is unable to accept "non white/non-christian" global dominance...There are racist, religious aspects..."The west" believes it is "better then the rest"...They tell others how to live...people seek safety in the "west"...The "west" simply seems unable to understand it is that "west" spreading poverty and war to the rest...keeping them poor...Only a small group of the west profits from this way of organizing "the globe"...maybe 0,1% of the people claim to "own" over 50% of the planet...

Still that "west" speaks of "democracy"....

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So...how realistic is a "nuclear war scenario" ? Part of a "nuclear war strategy" is a surprise first strike...That first strike -in theory- should avoid the MAD-scenario...[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_assured_destruction[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_assured_destruction 

DJ...joe biden provoked the Ukraine war believing "Russia is weak"...sanctions would bring regime change in Moscow....I think joe biden is demented...others "made" him US president...still joe biden is the "POTUS" [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_of_the_president_of_the_United_States#Commander-in-chief[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_of_the_president_of_the_United_States#Commander-in-chief ;

The president is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces as well as all federalized United States Militia. In this capacity, the president may exercise supreme operational command and control over military and militia; and has plenary power to launch, direct and supervise military operations, order or authorize the deployment of troops, unilaterally launch nuclear weapons, and form military policy with the Department of Defense and Homeland Security. However, the constitutional ability to declare war is vested only in Congress.[2]

So...I think joe biden and a small team around him blew up Nordstream energy links between Europe and Russia...biden provoked the Ukraine war...

Will this old demented biden NOT go for nuclear escalation ? "To prevent Russian agression"....

DJ-I would love to believe people, countries could get a grip on biden...He is the "man behind the button"...US politics ended up with an anti Russian cult in power, pulling along Europe...a Europe also afraid of "non western dominance"...

So...what could stop a nuclear scenario is regime change not only in Moscow but also in Bejing, Tehran...North Korea....Their position only grew stronger in this conflict....

I hope to be very wrong....

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Maybe some video links...DJ-I only notice how they avoid the question -for now- what is next...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfrTlBvstOw[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfrTlBvstOw The Duran; Modi insists Blinken meet Lavrov at G20. QUAD begins to unravel


DJ, On how the G20 -again- was sabotaged by the US pushing for an anti-Russia agenda...India/Modi forced blinken to talk with Lavrov but -since the US only wants global domination- nothing came out of it....The US is blowing up the UN....BRICS, OPEC+, SCO only grow in importance...G7, G20 is being sabotaged by the "west" in fact the US...

Alexander Mercouris (AM) (minute 29) notices even around Obama the question is "what is the plan"....(if there is any plan...)

Quad used to be an anti-China coalition of US-Japan-Australia-India... DJ-India is trying to improve relations with China...both are in the SCO and BRICS...both are major energy importers...both welcome more global trade...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC1kB3EMQ1o[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC1kB3EMQ1o Scott Ritter  (SR) on the history of the Ukraine conflict. How Russia hoped to keep it all limited-the west did go for escalation....

Russia so far did use limited forces....In World War Two the US did see 300,000 of its military die in both Europe and Asia...4 years. Ukraine losses by now could be 350,000 killed...and Russia has not even started an all out war...SR expecting a "surge"... DJ-maybe now one Ukraine soldier is facing one Russian...soon the Ukraine soldier could be facing five Russian ones...

(Just like a tsunami is NOT a wave but waterlevel going up...it will result in a wave going over land...) 

DJ So what options does "the west" have...who is "that west" ? 

- US "trapped" Europe in an anti Russia, anti-China conflict. Europe may try to "limit" that conflict...the "joe biden cult" will not accept that...

-Is Israel involved ? Going for a major attack against Iran targets (in Syria...Iraq ? Iran itself ?) 

-NATO may be ready for imited escalation" only...Poland may be willing to send in forces...a lot of other countries may not be willing to do so or simply does not have an army able to play a role (at that moment at that time)

-US -a few other countries- could go for missile/drone strikes against Russian targets...Using heavier explosives...Russia already stated such an attack would be answered...

-A "false flag" scenario was mentioned often in proxy war scenario's....So far false flags of "bad Russians killing babies and old women" had an effect on getting public support-NOT on the battle field...less and less on international support ( US lies have limited use...)...

-"Game changer" weapons limiting Russia to keep on fighting would need a large scale preparation from the west...

So what options does the west -de facto the US...biden...have ? 

-The US can not afford to lose more allies....it is only a matter of time before most of Europe will go for talks with Russia and/via China...

Is the only way to avoid a US nuclear attack on Russia regime change in the US ???? And very soon ? 

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DJ, 

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/today-is-the-day-allegedly[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/today-is-the-day-allegedly ;

***** TODAY is the day *****

If, as we reported earlier this week, Big Shot Officials are going into the "Hotel" (i.e. Bunkers), we ought to be able to see some signs.

Is it non-sense, "fake news"? Is it a drill ? 

[url]https://southfront.org/u-s-general-general-milley-makes-unannounced-visit-to-syria/[/url] or https://southfront.org/u-s-general-general-milley-makes-unannounced-visit-to-syria/ ;

United States Army General Mark Milley made an unannounced visit to an undisclosed base in northeastern Syria on March 4 to assess the mission against ISIS and to review safeguards for American troops against attacks.

During the visit, Milley, who serves as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with the commander of the U.S.-led coalition, Army Maj. Gen. Matthew McFarlane.

DJ, Not only Syria, Iraq want US (NATO) forces out...Iran, Türkiye, Russia, China "may reactivate actions" against US/IS coalition...

Military Summary  (MS) keeps mentioning "Ukraine planning a major offensive"...DJ-Since Ukraine itself ran out of even soldiers...NATO soldiers in Ukraine uniform may "pretend" to be the Ukraine army...They know how to handle NATO-US weapons...NATO planes could go for a "no-fly zone" over Ukraine...(R2P claims...Right To Protect...US often first starting a crisis then moves in to "protect civilians"...). 

Some high risk zones;

-Transnistria...could pull Moldova/Romania in the fight...NATO could claim "Russia attacked Moldova" -art.5 activated "because of risks for NATO member Romania"...

-Russia-Crimea landlinks...NATO offensive towards the Sea of Azov

-More attacks on Russia/Belarus to "decrease public support"...

-More grip (submarines ?) on the Black Sea also would fit in US/NATO plans...

-Another coup in Türkiye...a pro NATO military fascist puppet regime (since most Turkish now are very anti US the US has to find "US-Turks" as puppets...). 

DJ-There is still fighting in Bakhmut MS estimates Ukraine is able to get 2500-3000 of its fighters out of Bakhmut per day...A few days back there were 12,000 Ukraine fighters in the area...

DJ-my view-The US can not give up its proxy war against Russia...The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91y2l_FPGYY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91y2l_FPGYY discussing Belarus-China ties, Xi coming visit to Moscow. 

There may be working towards an "anti-US coalition" in some way...China may be the main player...Russia, Iran, Belarus very likely to join such a "group"...Very likely (DJ-my view) it will not be as "strict" as NATO -de facto NATO members follow US orders....[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_Security_Treaty_Organization[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_Security_Treaty_Organization could be part of that larger "coalition"...

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation#Military_activities[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation#Military_activities the SCO may move towards more military cooperation...BRICS+ very likely more and more buying Russian and Chinese weapons...

The Duran its conclusion "we are in a new cold war" DJ...I think we are already in a "hot war"....AM two points;

-Do not attack Moscow

-Do not bluff China 

both are ignored...so a much weaker west is now facing a China dominated global coalition against them...

DJ-So 10% west against 90% rest...with the rest in control over most energy, resources..."who will win"...This is utter stupid western self destruction...ignoring history...

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[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/watch-vast-expanse-us-military-hardware-positioned-polish-port[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/watch-vast-expanse-us-military-hardware-positioned-polish-port ;

A Baltic monitoring media outlet has published footage of an enormous amount of American military equipment being prepared to move from the Port of Gdynia in Poland

The expanse of military hardware is being described as equipment belonging to the US Army's 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Some Eastern European media reports are claiming that at least a portion of the equipment, which looks multiple football fields in length, are bound for Kiev.

and [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/reader-listener-intel-from-romania-restaurants-ordered-to-prepare-to-feed-troops-daily[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/reader-listener-intel-from-romania-restaurants-ordered-to-prepare-to-feed-troops-daily 

DJ-Yet more indicators NATO will further increase its role in the NATO-Russia war now limited to Ukraine...

IF (!) NATO/US further escalates this war (trump claimed correctly this war could be over in a day if the west stopped funding it...) China, Iran may decide to "make more clear their position"....

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/israel-attacks-aleppo-airport-syria-again[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/israel-attacks-aleppo-airport-syria-again Yet another attack from Israel on what Israel claims to be Iranian targets in Syria...

DJ-Often also Syrian get wounded/killed during those -illegal- Israeli actions...Syria allows Hezbollah, Iran, Russia to have military within Syrian borders. It would like to see NATO forces move out...Turkish forces inside Syria may be part of ongoing talks between Assad and Erdogan...

US forces have NO legal ground to be in Syria (or Iraq)...US claims of "fighting IS" ; it created IS....as a proxy/excuse...

[url]https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20230306-france-braces-for-strikes-that-could-bring-the-country-to-a-standstill-for-days-on-end[/url] or https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20230306-france-braces-for-strikes-that-could-bring-the-country-to-a-standstill-for-days-on-end and [url]https://nltimes.nl/2023/03/06/six-ten-dutch-households-trouble-making-ends-meet[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2023/03/06/six-ten-dutch-households-trouble-making-ends-meet 

Who is paying for the hundreds of billions for NATO wars ? We are ! Inflation is high-lots of prices only go down in political "hope" ...not based on realism...

DJ-The gap between a political western elite and the population may have become that large we can not escape a major political crisis in most of the west...France, Greece may indicate it could get violent...

I will take a few day-break to refresh my look at events...

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Two major events the last few days may indicate the US is losing its global position;

1. [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/it-s-official-silicon-valley-bank-failed-due-to-a-run-42-billion-in-withdrawals[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/it-s-official-silicon-valley-bank-failed-due-to-a-run-42-billion-in-withdrawals ;

Prior to its collapse, Silicon Valley Bank was the 16th largest bank by assets in the U.S. Federal Reserve data shows the bank had $209 billion in assets as of December 31, 2022.

DJ, This bank may be big enough to create a shock wave in the financial world...trust is the basis for any trade...

2. [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/mediated-by-china-iran-and-saudi-arabia-restore-ties-there-are-winners-and-losers.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/mediated-by-china-iran-and-saudi-arabia-restore-ties-there-are-winners-and-losers.html and The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgpzgrPYPhw[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgpzgrPYPhwHUGE China brokered deal, Iran & Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties

Among others...

The US/west may run out of finances for any conflict...lots of countries would not mind the US financial collapse...The de-dollar-ization must affect fiat currencies based on debt...

OPEC+ was already a major change...China diplomacy ending the Iran-Saudi "cold war"  DJ-could start a reunification of the Islamic World...with lots of countries now still somewhat "pro-western" (Jordan, Morocco, Nigeria) "going for Asia"....further isolating the "west"...

Again-in that west-support for a "never ending other proxy war"  is dropping fast...Ukraine is still seeing massive losses each day [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/ukraine-is-lying-about-casualty-ratios-to-justify-holding-of-bakhmut.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/ukraine-is-lying-about-casualty-ratios-to-justify-holding-of-bakhmut.html ;

When I was in officer school the number estimated for a big war in Europe was 75% of casualties due to artillery and aerial bombing.

Data from the European Commission, quoted by El Pais, says that Russia has a 10:1 advantage in artillery:

According to data from the European Commission to which EL PAÍS has had access, Russia fires between 40,000 and 50,000 artillery shells per day, compared to 5,000-6,000 Ukrainian forces expend. The Estonian government, which has been one of largest contributors to Kyiv’s war effort, puts the average use of artillery at between 20,000 and 60,000 Russian shells per day, and 2,000 to 7,000 Ukrainian rounds, according to a document sent to EU Member States by Tallinn, to which this newspaper has had access.

The Russian forces fire ten times the number of shells the Ukrainians can fire. In a modern war artillery fire causes 65+% of all casualties. It is thus impossible that Ukraine is losing less soldiers than the Russians.

The total ratio may well be 7 to 1 but it will certainly be to the advantage of the Russian forces side.

DJ, Maybe by now over half of the "Ukraine army" is made up with "volunteers" from Poland, Romania etc. ? Using more modern weapons...but trying to keep the war limited to Ukraine...So without air cover and the ability to limit Russian supplies Russia has no reason to change its strategy..."Ukraine"forces come to frontlines to be destroyed...the west keeps sending more...Russian losses may be very limited by now...(DJ-maybe 100 to 1 ???? For every 100 "Ukraine" deaths-most killed from long distance there is only 1 Russian killed...most in close fighting...

Another idea; China could not mind Russia getting a bit weaker and involved in Ukraine and Syria...China can increase its role in central Asia and the Islamic world...Russia made some progress in Syria-Türkiye talks...

DJ-Diplomacy is winning from confrontationism...real currencies beat debt based fiat "fake" money....

A change is ongoing and "we" in the west may not know what hit us...Expect hyperinflation for the west soon...(this summer ?)

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DJ, Politics in many countries simply deny the pandemics, climate change problems etc....

To fight a war you need money with value; [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/india-takes-leading-role-de-dollarization[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/india-takes-leading-role-de-dollarization ;

Authored by Andrew Korybko via The Automatic Earth blog,

Reuters reported on Wednesday that “India’s Oil Deals With Russia Dent Decades-Old Dollar Dominance”, which informed their audience that the growing trend of those two using national or third-party currencies like the UAE’s is something significant for everyone to pay attention to. To that outlet’s credit, it also reminded readers that IMF Deputy Managing Director Gita Gopinath foresaw in the month after Russia’s special operation began that the West’s sanctions “could erode the dollar’s dominance”.

Lo and behold, that’s precisely what happened, with India of all countries accelerating de-dollarization through its non-dollar-denominated energy deals with Russia. About them, Russia has since become India’s largest supplier over the past year and now provides a whopping 35% of that country’s needs, which is also the world’s third-largest oil importer and fifth-largest economy. Their new energy ties, and particularly the growing de-dollarization dimension of their deals, are thus globally important.

None of what was just described is driven by any anti-American animus on India’s part since everything is purely motivated by the pursuit of that country’s objective national interests. Delhi had no choice but to gradually diversify away from dollar-denominated energy deals with Moscow due to Washington’s illegal sanctions. Its multipolar leadership wasn’t going to let the world’s most populous country slip into an economic crisis just to please the US by eschewing the import of discounted oil from Russia.

By defying American pressure upon it to unilaterally concede on those aforementioned objective national interests, India’s economy ended up growing at twice the pace of China’s, which contributed to catapulting that country to the forefront of the global systemic transition to multipolarity. Amidst the impending trifurcation of International Relations, India is now poised to de facto lead the Global South in helping fellow developing countries balance between the Golden Billion and the Sino-Russo Entente.

Had India complied with the US’ illegal sanctions, then the New York Times wouldn’t have recently admitted that those restrictions failed just like the West’s efforts to “isolate” Russia did as well. It was largely due to that South Asian Great Power’s truly independent grand strategy that this latest phase of the New Cold War didn’t decisively end in the Golden Billion’s victory over Russia and the restoration of unipolarity, which would have been detrimental to India and every other developing country’s interests.

DJ, With Mexico (!!!!), Indonesia, Argentina, Saudi Arabia moving towards BRICS the position of the US$ is close to collapse...just a matter of time...

[url]https://www.debka.com/saudis-and-iran-restore-diplomatic-relations-and-defense-pact/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/saudis-and-iran-restore-diplomatic-relations-and-defense-pact/ ;

A major setback for the US – less for Israel – was delivered on Friday, March 10 by the Saudi-Iran decision to restore diplomatic relations, seven years after they were cut off. Their mutual defense-military pact,  severed in 2001, was also resumed and their embassies are to reopened within two months. The announcement came from the two national security advisers, Ali Shamkhani for Tehran and Musaad bin Mohammed al-Aiban for Riyadh, joined by Beijing’s senior diplomat Wang Yi. It wound up the sixth round of talks leading up to the accord in Beijing following earlier rounds in Oman and B. It is now up to the two foreign ministers to name their respective ambassadors.


In his statement, Shamkhani commented that the accord will contribute to the strengthening of Iran’s ties with the Gulf Arab nations and the Muslim world at large.


And indeed, the breakthrough will cool security tensions in the Middle East as a whole in the sense that it obligates Tehran to rein in the Shiite military satellites –  Hizballah in Lebanon, Iraqi militias and the Yemen Houthi rebels – from continuing their aggressive actions against  its Saudi neighbor. For China, the deal is a diplomatic coup strengthening its foothold in the Gulf. Just four months ago, President Xi Jinping was welcomed in Riyadh and a month ago, Iran’s President Ibrahim Raisi visited Beijing.


The full resumption of diplomatic and defense ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran is a major slap for US President Joe Biden’s aspirations in the Gulf region. The administration has been working hard to persuade Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman to cool Riyadh’s ties with Moscow and Beijing, focusing heavily – and unsuccessfully – on getting him to abandon his deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin to keep world oil prices at a high level. Washington has also been eying with concern Chinese weapons shipments to Saudi Arabia, including nuclear technology. All in all, Riyadh’s alignment with Moscow and Beijing is the source of sleepless nights in Washington.


As for Israel, aside from its propaganda value, the new Saudi pact with Iran does not change much on the current state of ties between Israel and Riyadh, which anyway has been wary of following the UAE and Bahrain into joining the Abaham normalization accords. The Saudi Crown Prince is a force unto himself and will not be deterred by his accord with Tehran should he decide to jump aboard the Abraham boat after all.  

DJ [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Accords[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Accords ; The Abraham Accords are a series of joint normalization statements initially between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, effective since September 15, 2020

My view; For Israel it may be more important to keep good/working relations with the region; Egypt, Jordan, Gulf States...maybe improve relations with Türkiye...DJ-I think Netanyahu may try to "balance" between US, EU, Russia, China and Middle East/North Africa (MENA)....(US involved in protests against Netanyahu ?) 

Israel may try to "limit" Iran...but diplomacy may be more effective then confrontation. So Israel-in west Asia-may go for national interests more then US interests...distancing itself more from the US. 

So-by now- the US could be pushing for more escalation with Iran, Israel now could try to seek Saudi, Russian mediation...

DJ-Another economic issue is the very likely unfolding banking crisis....unclear what to expect and if "solutions" only make matters worse...

The healthcare-crisis is only worsening....

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DJ, In short;

China seems to be going for a "peace offensive" willing to talk on Middle East peace, even Xi -Zelensky (tele)talks are planned...Russia and China have been talking on Korean unification for years...

The US is seen more and more as a (neo-colonial) problem....DJ-Even the EU, UK may "switch" to doing deals with Asia....

US economic problems. "peak-debt" may unable any further continuation of US wars....Israel, Ukraine may go for peace...

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NATO can not fight "half-a-war" with Russia in Ukraine...and expect to win. Russia is keeping the war close to its borders so supplies/logistics, air support, reserves are NATO-problems not Russian ones...NATO does NOT (yet) want to go for "total" war with Russia...so by now "western help sinks in an Ukraine very deep swamp".....

Israel needed US, NATO, Saudi cooperation to "stop Iran"....also here "the west" does not give the help Israel needs...

South Korea may have more problems with Japan than with Russia, China...SK companies-like EU companies-are not blind for the -booming, young- Asian markets....

So when faced with a choice of "US led wars" or "China-make trade not war" the China/SCO/BRICS alternative simply looks more realistic...

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DJ...joe biden is a US disaster...the "uni-party" of a US elite turned the US into a democrazy....It is not just one person-but all of the system-that needs to change...

For me democracy means access to healthcare, education, transport...not only for the rich...It is more then voting...

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DJ, [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boRRZLFHCkc[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boRRZLFHCkc Douglas Mcgregor; Poland wants to do trade with China...so zelensky knows he can not ignore China...Again-Putin believed he could live in peace with "the west"...he decreased the Russian army..but now did rebuild it into a very strong army...

Both Russia -in Ukraine-, Iran, China-Taiwan- would be wars in wich NATO faces logistic nightmares...fighting thousends of miles from US/NATO soil...close/in Russia-Iran-China...NATO simply is not able to fight that kind of wars...(DJ-if RIC was the agressor NATO would have to use nuclear weapons in self defense...but it is the US still trying to dominate the globe...)

DJ-In Ukraine a growing number of people start realizing Ukraine is being used for US-biden-goals...[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/ukraine-media-start-to-acknowledge-reality.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/ukraine-media-start-to-acknowledge-reality.html ;

Finally some truth about the real state of the Ukrainian military is sneaking into main stream media. It is as bad, still not fully disclosed, as we have described it again and again.

As the Washington Post provides:

Ukraine short of skilled troops and munitions as losses, pessimism grow

I'll leave out the propaganda bits and go for the factual beef. The quotes are long but needed to grasp the depth of horrible situation.

The opening paragraph:

The quality of Ukraine’s military force, once considered a substantial advantage over Russia, has been degraded by a year of casualties that have taken many of the most experienced fighters off the battlefield, leading some Ukrainian officials to question Kyiv’s readiness to mount a much-anticipated spring offensive.

That spring offensive is as likely to happen as the announced relief campaign to unblock Bakhmut. The later is bogged down in mud which will only become worse over the next few weeks.

The spring campaign will be made up of green recruits which will use a wild mix of weapons they are not familiar with. Unless there are some 'western' surprises I see no way how it can overwhelm the well prepared Russian defense lines.

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It is over for the Ukraine. The Russian forces are enveloping Ukrainian units in several small cauldrons. Bakhmut is only one of them. South of it is the New York agglomeration which will become another one. Anviivka, further south, is also in big trouble and may even become the first of the three to fall.

DJ, Ukraine NEVER had a chance...NATO was NOT willing to go for World War Three over Ukraine...because NATO had no chance of winning such a war...

In a few weeks, after those three cauldrons have collapsed, the Ukrainian army will be on the run. It will be summer by then and the mud will have dried up. The Russian forces will then become more mobile which may even allow for wider 'big arrow' moves.

The only way for the Ukrainian army to counter those moves will be the use of the forces it currently prepares for a 'counteroffensive' as defense formations.

But even that will only give it another three month or so before the inevitable collapse arrives.

DJ, One of the reasons zelensky might want to talk to Xi/China is simply to stay alive....Ukrainians voted for him to bring peace-but he went for an insane war-destroying Ukraine....

Ukraine population was over 30% "Russian" -speaking/identifying themselves that way...It may have been that way for the last 200-300 years....It was "useable" in all kinds of proxy wars...divide and rule...But like in Yugoslavia lots of people in Ukraine want to live in peace...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOcD1N7LynI[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOcD1N7LynI ; How might the reactivation of a trade route linking Russia, Iran and joining India affect the world economy?

DJ, Eventough full of some western propaganda lies-Russia is beating Ukraine-a good overview of Russia-India links via Iran since 1830....

It does NOT mention TIP; Türkiye-Iran-Pakistan (rail)road links between China and Europe/Africa...

It also ignores BRICS, SCO...India-China-Russia in both...Pakistan, Iran in the SCO....Saudi Arabia, Türkiye soon also could join the [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation ...

Xi will visit Moscow/Putin next week...one of the many points of discussion will be defense cooperation....

[url]https://www.debka.com/irans-khordad-15s-to-upgrade-syrian-air-defenses-after-two-israeli-strikes-pinpoint-secret-locations/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/irans-khordad-15s-to-upgrade-syrian-air-defenses-after-two-israeli-strikes-pinpoint-secret-locations/ "RIC" (both India and Iran, Russia, China) wants peace in the middle east/north Africa (MENA)...

Lots of countries-including Korea- see the US now as the motor as keeping conflicts going to "make profits out of it"....

DJ; China "make trade not war" goes against everything the US stands for since 1991...US went for make war...not (fair) trade...trying to become the global dominant country...

Diplomacy could have given us a "Pax Americana"...lack of diplomacy may result in the end of the US...

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DJ, The Roman empire had lots of crazy rulers....a lot of "civil servants" and laws however limited the damage....

We now have an insane group ruling the US....[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4dcFDY2-yY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4dcFDY2-yY ; Hindustan Times - India

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who created ripples with his Nord Stream blasts expose has made yet another sensational claim about the Ukraine war. Washington could directly clash with Moscow if Kyiv starts to lose, says American journalist Seymour Hersh, citing government sources to back up his claims. He stressed the fact that the U.S. has dispatched units of its 82nd and 101st elite airborne divisions close to the Ukrainian border, while a lot of weapons and arms are coming to Europe. Seymour Hersh has alarmed the world with his potential "U.S. Plan B' claim. Hersh made these stunning claims without disclosing his sources. In February, Hersh released a bombshell report on last September’s Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipeline blasts, accusing Washington of orchestrating the attack. Watch this report to learn the full story.

DJ, [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weJ4NDfIe2M[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weJ4NDfIe2M Military Summary describing how Ukraine could have 12,000 soldiers being isolated in Bakhmut, running out of supplies...just north of Bakhmut 4 incomplete Ukraine tank brigades are stuck...Russia on higher ground soon will start destroying Ukraine tanks...

Other Ukraine positions also getting encircled....

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgUigOl0fEs[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgUigOl0fEs a further Military Summary update; Russia may go for a sort of no fly zone over (part of) the Black Sea....US is using Ukraine to attack Russia...US drones are part of that strategy. Russia has had enough of that.

DJ-NATO/US is in a war with -for now- Russia-for now- limited to Ukraine. The US also is in a -still separate- war with Iran, conflict with China....these "conflicts" are not yet linked with each other...Alexander Mercouris in The Duran recently mentioned Japan-december 1941-from a war with China escalating into a war with most western colonial powers; US, NL, UK, France...

(During W.W.2 supplies to Russia not only went via a nothern route-Iceland-Murmansk but also via Iran. China did get western aid via Burma/Myanmar, (British)India)

-Saudi Arabia made clear it will not accept oil-price caps

-New Atlas [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFsyyWJ-G70[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFsyyWJ-G70 ; Thailand plans elections for May 2023. Because Thailand's close & growing relations with China, the US seeks to interfere and install an anti-China client regime into power. Just as the US destroyed peace & prosperity in Europe through similar interference, it has targeted all of Southeast Asia in a bid to press nations into service for its conflict with China. 

DJ, maybe as a reminder "who paid for the rise of hitler/nazi's ?" The Bush-banking, western industry and royals put hitler into power....In the Soviet Union stalin did bring fear to "the west" but the "west" did NOT support democracy in Germany...

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[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/flash-russia-to-practice-sub-launched-nuke-strike-against-u-s-a-from-subs-in-pacific-ocean[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/flash-russia-to-practice-sub-launched-nuke-strike-against-u-s-a-from-subs-in-pacific-ocean DJ, I expect not only US-Russia may "look at" nuclear options ....Israel may look at "nuclear options" against Iran...North Korea may look at nuclear options against Japan, US bases...

Poland, Slovakia sending Mig-29 fighterjets to Ukraine, Finland one step closer into NATO are other escalations...the ICC becoming another US tool -further destroying international organizations...Western wars are OK, Russia stopping NATO is a "war crime"....

Xi wil visit Moscow monday till wednesday. Xi may not only be representing China but -in some ways- also BRICS, SCO...in fact most of the global population and economy...

China still would love to "make trade not war" but by now may feel frustrated by western insanity...

The New Atlas (in a long video) [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEZBXkuRwqE[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEZBXkuRwqE linking the financial war with the global power struggle...

[url]https://www.france24.com/en/france/20230317-bitter-pension-battle-turns-to-democratic-crisis-as-macron-bypasses-french-parliament[/url] or https://www.france24.com/en/france/20230317-bitter-pension-battle-turns-to-democratic-crisis-as-macron-bypasses-french-parliament in "the west" cracks are showing up...

DJ-Wars are very expensive...The US/NATO may no longer be able to fight a major conventional war...so if the US -joe -crazy-biden- is pushing for more escalation, more war he is pushing for nuclear war....

I think China alone is not able to stop biden and his group of maniacs...Xi may try to come up with "an offer" the west may find hard to refuse...But that "offer" could also be an ultimatum...

Maybe it will be something financial...with lots of openings. Accept an end to the Ukraine war-Ukraine (and Finland ?) out of NATO and talks...if the US is willing to accept that offer China/BRICS/SCO/OPEC+ may still keep the US$ "alive"...

If the US is NOT willing to act responsible DJ-I think BRICS/SCO/OPEC+ can "collapse" the west at record speed...

-The "banking crisis" is costing the west billions per day....When "the rest" has found a position inside that western banking/financial system a "collective pull out" may cost the "rest" trillions...however the western financial system is "gone"....

-In combination with cyber warfare -disabling any military relevant response- the "west" may be pushed back to the dark ages...

DJ-The "west" is unable to understand the scale of the conflict it is moving into...Blind for its weak spots...

Any further western -biden- escalation is destroying the "west" much more then it is hurting the rest...Without a war we could end up with a "western UN, ICC etc"-even "the west" can have their own olympics...The rest of the world will create new organizations...sooner or later the west may come to its senses...

But with this conflict-basic about US$ global domination-I am not very hopefull...We need new leadership in the west...Enough people in the west are aware of the major risks...

Both the EU and UK soon may face widespread unrest...the US may go for massive repression...fighting their own citizens...

Hope to be very wrong again...(DJ-I hate it to see at least some of my scenario's come much to close...)

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DJ, 

The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9pOHpOOsaQ[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9pOHpOOsaQ 

Telegraphing the spring offensive

describing the utter insanity of a "west" -let me be clear; joe biden and his "gang" of maniacs-pushing even more "help" to keep the Ukraine mass murder going on...Even "western media" (Politico, etc) no longer able to hide Ukraine did loose over 100,000 of its best trained soldiers...90% of Ukraine deaths from Russian artillery/air attacks...

DJ-On most of the frontlines "kill ratio" could be 100 "Ukraine" deaths for 1 Russian death...Russian artillery/air superiority means western aid/Ukraine forces are simply getting destroyed at the front lines...Russia is not even at "full power"....Keeping this war going on -onthis basis- is criminal insanity....

Military Summary mentioning Russia now attacking Ukraine/NATO build up of forces -all over Ukraine....DJ-Lots of info a.o. Polish soldiers now on their way to the frontlines...in NATO transport vehicles, tanks etc...

CONFIRMED The $56 million US MQ-9 Reaper was launched from the Sigonella NATO base in SICILY. Heading to Crimea with transponder OFF. Russian EW jammed it. Cut off its guidance satellite feed. Crash. Computer/telemetry memory chips scooped up by Black Sea Fleet.

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Russian forces captured a German panzer and its Polish crew. At least 20,000 Polish troops have been deployed in Ukraine. There will be consequences.

DJ-Another frontline [url]https://www.debka.com/assad-offers-putin-expanded-permanent-bases-in-syria-some-200-syrian-mercenaries-die-in-ukraine-war/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/assad-offers-putin-expanded-permanent-bases-in-syria-some-200-syrian-mercenaries-die-in-ukraine-war/ ;

In two days of talks in Moscow on March 15-16, Syria’s Bashar Assad gave President Vladimir Putin the option of expanding or increasing Russian bases in his country as well as reiterating his full backing for Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine.”

DEBKAfile’s military sources note that Russian forces already maintain a large air base at Khmeimim, a naval facility at Tartus on the Mediterranean and, in the last three months, acquired another northern air base at al-Jarrah in Aleppo.

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Regarding their military cooperation in the Ukraine conflict, neither of the two leaders referred publicly to the fact that Syrian military personnel are fighting alongside Russian troops in the capacity of mercenaries. Western sources estimate that Syria has contributed 2,500 and 3,000 men under arms, hailing mainly from the Liwqa al-Quds (the “Jerusalem Brigade) of the Syrian army’s 4th armored division, its “Tiger forces” and Palestinians. Each is believed to earn $3,000 per month. They are to be found on the front lines of the battles in Donetsk and Kherson, where, according to the same estimates, Syrian forces have lost around 200 dead.

DJ, NATO did send IS-terrorists, neo-nazi's in support of Kiev...

[url]https://www.debka.com/mivzak/kissinger-chinas-mid-east-role-complicating-factor-for-israeli-iran-strike/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/mivzak/kissinger-chinas-mid-east-role-complicating-factor-for-israeli-iran-strike/ ; Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wrote this week that China’s role in brokering the Saudi-Iran rapprochement means that Beijing’s deepening Mid-East involvement must complicate Israel’s decisions for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran. “Israel’s leaders have viewed a preemptive military strike against Iran as a last resort as Tehran moves ever closer to becoming a nuclear-weapons state,” Kissinger noted. “However, he said: “Pressure on Iran will now have to take into account Chinese interests in the region.”

DJ, Egypt is building a Russian-design nuclear reactor, Syria, Iran are improving air defense...Not only Saudi-Iran but also Türkiye-Syria "deals" are in progress...In other words; Israel will try to "get most" out of a deal with Russia, India, China....Go for trying to improve relations with its Arab neighbours...on Israeli terms...

Again; New Atlas long but very good info [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEZBXkuRwqE[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEZBXkuRwqE on how "the west" is fighting to keep its debt based economy dominant...China investing in a "New Silk Road" and BRICS means the END !!!! for debt based western currencies...The petro-$ is gone....

DJ-The only way to "limit damage" for the west was diplomacy, talks....But the "west"keeps pushing for confrontation-not only with Russia, also with China....

The Xi-Putin talks -starting tomorrow in Moscow- DJ-Xi may represent not only China but also BRICS, SCO..."the rest" of the world...I think will be on "enforcing peace"...Again, the rest of the world -90% of the global population- is now in conflict with a neo-colonial racist "west"....

From financial war to cyber war...."regime change" is needed to get "new leaders" able to go for reasonable diplomacy in the "west"....(DJ-I have no idea what trump is planning....I do think most of "influential US groups" may be totally fed up with a demented biden....

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DJ, The unfolding financial crisis in the west may be part of the "west-rest confrontation".....The US-joe biden-may simply run out of financial means for most of his regime change wars (against Russia, Iran, China, Syria, Venezuela etc.). The bad part however is the US/NATO -driven in a corner- could go for nuclear war...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceqNCpVX2kY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceqNCpVX2kY Hindustan Times-India;

NATO Nation makes an explosive statement as Russia corners Ukraine in the battlefield. Poland may end up 'joining' the ongoing war if Ukraine fails to protect its 'independence,' said the Polish Ambassador to France, Jan Emeryk Rosciszewski. The envoy said that if we don't join, our principal values, which are the basis of our civilization and our culture, will be in fundamental danger, so we will have no choice. The hawkish statement appears to be Poland's 'admission' that Warsaw is ready to go to war with Russia and is not just merely supporting Ukraine. However, hours after the remarks, the Polish mission in France issued a clarification following a warning from Moscow. Watch this report for more.

DJ, Poland very likely has tens-of-thousends of its military -as "volunteers" -fighting in Ukraine (in Ukraine uniforms). Poland did see its borders changed after 1945-still claims part of western Ukraine...(Poland annexation of those parts could start an Ukraine-Poland war...Ukraine-Poland is a long term love-hate relationship). The present Polish government is "catholic conservative extremists" with most rural backing...In Polish cities a more liberal pro-EU view is dominant...Like many other western countries Poland is -in fact- in a long term political crisis...

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/modern-western-aircraft-ukraine-open-thread-2023-65.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/modern-western-aircraft-ukraine-open-thread-2023-65.html DJ-Mig-29 or F16 fighter jets to "support Ukraine" will mean those planes (40 y/o+)  being shot down...It is like using World War 1 planes in World War 2....very limited use...

Xi visits Moscow start today...









It's like all of Africa is here in Moscow for a Multipolar World parliamentary conference tomorrow. Putin will personally address them - the day Xi is coming to town. Feels just like the good old Non-Aligned Movement days. But now Africa packs a serious collective punch.

DJ, I do not think it is a coincidence Xi visit to Moscow when there is also an Africa-Russia top-meeting...[url]https://tass.com/world/1591115[/url] or https://tass.com/world/1591115 

DJ-I noticed western media try to claim China as "one of few Russian friends"...simply ignoring BRICS+, SCO, OPEC+ ...Russia-Iran-India booming trade...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2023-03-19/wests-contempt-truth-leading-us-ruin[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2023-03-19/wests-contempt-truth-leading-us-ruin ;

But it was Sir Tony, and many others like him, who have proven detached from reality. As Niccolo Machiavelli wrote in The Prince, "Men will not look at things as they really are, but as they wish them to be - and are ruined." Meanwhile, the truth was easily discernible for anyone who wanted to see things as they are. On 25 March last year, a month into the Ukraine war I wrote that, "If today's geopolitics were a tennis match, this would be a 6:0, 6:0 for Russia."

Two centuries of Russophobia formed the western mindset

The problem was that for decades, and especially since Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000, Western media relentlessly demonized him and treated Russia with utter contempt, disallowing almost any objective reporting. Sadly, many in the West happily swallowed the Russophobia hook, line and sinker, perfectly content to nod approvingly at nonsense

DJ, In western MSM/political elite view China is a "third world country like India"...Russia "a gas station"...totally blind for reality...

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The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzx0QfcWaog[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzx0QfcWaog ; China-Russia meeting; deepening economic, energy and military cooperation

DJ, The Xi-Putin meeting in Moscow coincides with a Russio-African top on a new global order....Xi will meet Lula -Brazil visiting Bejing after Xi returns from Moscow...a 5 day visit...

Cuba, Iran, Indonesia moving toward Mir/UnionPay (Russia/China) payment system...Even India is "fed up" with biden/west insanity...

DJ-"China may face western sanctions" if they do arm deals with Russia...in NL news mixed with government ban on Tik-Tok...NL NOT selling chip-maker machines to China...(so China will make their own chip-making machines...). China already is facing western sanctions...US wants regime change in Bejing (a.o.) in the Chinese perspective...

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/geopolitical-rumblings-leave-us-behind.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/geopolitical-rumblings-leave-us-behind.html a.o. Saudi Arabia reopening diplomatic ties with Syria, inviting Iran head of state for a visit...

.......UK will send depleted uranium weapons to Ukraine...US refusing peace talks...EU "governments-out of contact with voters" close their eyes for the US blowing up Nord stream...(I am not even wasting time on yacht/fishermen explosives non-sense...)

From MH17 to "China started the pandemic" the "west" is frustrating real investigations...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-china-to-officially-arm-russia-if-kiev-refuses-peace-plan[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-china-to-officially-arm-russia-if-kiev-refuses-peace-plan ;

China will officially join Iran to arm Russia, "if Kyiv does not accept the Chinese peace plan."

That is the information coming directly from the China delegation accompanying President Xi Jinping during his ongoing state visit to Russia.

Xi is expected to call Ukraine President Zelensky later this week; perhaps FROM MOSCOW during Xi's state visit!

Washington's response was like lightning:  The Free World officially rejects China peace plan for Ukraine: "China's ceasefire initiative is an attempt to give Russia time to launch a new offensive." - The White House.

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The Pentagon may soon announce measures for the possible delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine earlier than expected, White House spokesman John Kirby said.

DJ...NATO did get itself stuck in another criminal war...I expect "the rest of the world" -90% of global population-will try to unable "the neo-colonial west" to be able to fight more wars...

I think risks for escalation towards nuclear war comes from the US...NATO is-again-losing the war...

[url]https://www.historischnieuwsblad.nl/brak-de-navo-een-belofte-aan-rusland/?[/url] or https://www.historischnieuwsblad.nl/brak-de-navo-een-belofte-aan-rusland/? (Dutch link-translate does a good job !) A "western"view on NATO moving east; basic

-There was never a treaty signed stopping NATO moving east

-Eastern European countries "have a right to NATO protection"-Russia as a risk...

DJ-Confrontation in stead of diplomacy is "killing the west"....Indeed-there never was an official treaty prohibiting NATO moving east...(On Finland joining NATO there were agreements of neutrality after 1945...). But one may claim ;

-There was a sort of understanding/agreement NATO would NOT move east...Russia would be respected..

-Creating a "neutral zone" between Germany and Russia was another option...countries could join the EU...get some safety guarantees from the west...

-Russia, China and many others see NATO as a risk...so why move east if that will be seen as provocation...

DJ-In France another night of unrest...not only about pension plans but also over inflation, housing, healthcare...In many countries in the west we face a growing political crisis...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/political/700-nypd-riot-cops-mobilized-steel-barriers-deployed-ahead-potential-trump-arrest[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/political/700-nypd-riot-cops-mobilized-steel-barriers-deployed-ahead-potential-trump-arrest and [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_United_States_presidential_election[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_United_States_presidential_election november 5-2024 will be the next US election...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/political/where-biden-stands-vs-trump-obama-6-major-issues-gallup[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/political/where-biden-stands-vs-trump-obama-6-major-issues-gallup both trump and Obama have more support then  the "biden-cult"....So arresting trump now is a political act removing a last illusion of US democracy....

It would increase further US tensions-however fit in with a total incompetence biden and his "groupies" keeps showing....

The "biden goal" for provoking the Ukraine war was regime change in Moscow...however it may result in lots of regime change in the west...

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DJ, As far as I know Poland, Ukraine still has mink farming...The largest poultry farm in Europe is in Ukraine [url]https://arnika.org/en/hotspots/vinnytsia-region[/url] or https://arnika.org/en/hotspots/vinnytsia-region ;

The Vinnytsia region is one of the areas of operation of the company “Mironivsky Hliboproduct” (MHP). This company, owned by the Ukrainian oligarch Yuriy Kosyuk, controls most of the Ukrainian market in chicken meat and, besides this, exports almost one quarter of its production abroad. MHP’s agricultural holdings cover every stage of the production cycle – fields and grain production (Zernoproduct), fodder production, incubators,  poultry rearing facilities, slaughterhouses, meat processing and bone meal production plants and waste water treatment facilities (the Vinnytsya poultry farm. This enables the company to secure and control its position on the market.

DJ [url]https://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/letters/2022/drug-resistance.html#[/url] or https://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/letters/2022/drug-resistance.html# ; The data from CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate a prevalence rate of multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB among Ukrainians who had culture-confirmed TB in the United States or in Ukraine of 13% to 32.6%. These rates underlie concerns that have been raised that drug resistance could be common among persons coming from Ukraine who have latent TB infection.

So-this war did see up to ten million Ukrainians looking for a safe place outside their country...

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-what-really-happening-in-ukraine-about-the-h5n1-outbreak-promed-says-it-is-fake-news-but-more-reports-emerging-coverups[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-what-really-happening-in-ukraine-about-the-h5n1-outbreak-promed-says-it-is-fake-news-but-more-reports-emerging-coverups 

Ukraine denies a H5N1 outbreak in Kherson...Russia claims it has proof of such an outbreak....

Here is the video in detail about the bird flu patients in kherson ukraine subtitles generated by AI #H5N1

With an RT-clip....

DJ-Ukraine has a long term health problem. Vaccinations are limited. Due to the war there may hardly be any testing left...So-yes-a possible H5N1 outbreak in (western) Ukraine-not far from Moldova/Romania is a worry !

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DJ, The US/UK/Israel -west- strategy has been supporting seperatist movements in countries NOT under western control...

The New Atlas [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXh5fabezkI[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXh5fabezkI ; As US-Chinese tensions rise ahead of a feared conflict,  it should be noted that the US has been waging a violent proxy war against China both within its borders and along them for years. This includes direct and indirect support for terrorist organizations including the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM). Despite admittedly being a terrorist organization, the US delisted it from its FTO list, allowing support to flow to the group. 

DJ, Some of the ETIM/TIP (Turkestan Islamic Party) fighters joined IS in Syria, Iraq...airlifted by US (earlier on Türkiye, Saudi help...)-IS fighers "for sale" later on were fighting in Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen...now also on the Kiev-side in Ukraine...active in Iran...

Maybe newer is western support for [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalistan_movement[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalistan_movement trying to "break up" India..

DJ-India has decades old friendship ties with Russia...Is a motor behind BRICS...The "west" did exploit the Kashmir conflict to "control" India, Pakistan-put pressure on China...

Against Iran the west is not only supporting the MEK [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Mojahedin_Organization_of_Iran[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Mojahedin_Organization_of_Iran but also Baluchi seperatism in SE Iran/SW Pakistan; attacking a.o. Chinese working in the region...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/azerbaijan-army-moving-toward-armenia-border[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/azerbaijan-army-moving-toward-armenia-border Azerbaijan used to have US/Israeli military "presence"...is strategic on the Caspian Sea-now in use as a link between Russia-Iran-India...Azerbaijan is getting US support in claiming NW parts of Iran...

Maybe even more "bizarre" is the US supporting Japan on its claims on the [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuril_Islands_dispute[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuril_Islands_dispute ...Japan also would love to see (oil rich) [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakhalin#Claimed_by[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakhalin#Claimed_by ...Till 1945 Japan also colonized Korea, Taiwan...

DJ-Disagreement on borders, borders not always very clear defined is not new...trying to use them in conflicts also is "old school"....divide & rule...

Maybe the basic outcome of the Putin-Xi meeting in Moscow the last three days is; The west -10%- is going for war with the rest -90%- of the global population...

When I look at "cocaine" bojo lying on his "corona-parties" ex UK-PM, a demented joe biden in the US-close to arresting fraud former US president trump..."The west may not have the best leaders"....This does not make me a fan of putin or xi...I love the freedoms my country offers me...But confrontation in stead of diplomacy from a weak spot is simply a bad strategy...

[url]https://southfront.org/sino-russian-technological-and-military-cooperation-exponentially-strengthens-both-superpowers-capabilities/[/url] or https://southfront.org/sino-russian-technological-and-military-cooperation-exponentially-strengthens-both-superpowers-capabilities/ ;

China and Russia will further expand their cooperation in areas such as information technologies and advanced AI, involving approximately 80 new projects assessed at over $165 billion. This includes aircraft and machine tools manufacturing, space research and strengthening of military cooperation, including further unification of Moscow’s and Beijing’s know-how.

DJ, Russia will increase energy exports to China...no doubt further (rail)road/shipping infra structure on its way...[url]https://thecradle.co/article-view/22818/columns[/url] or https://thecradle.co/article-view/22818/columns ..DJ-I expect Russia and China further prepare steps for the conflict with the "west"...most likely, via BRICS+, SCO, OPEC+ further increase de-dollar-ization...Asian-land-links with India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria...

In Türkiye elections may also decide on the Turkish position in "the region"...will Türkiye break with NATO-find enough "balance" between lots of parties in Asia to go for a "Turkish agenda" in "the region"? 

DJ-The west is NOT in a strong enough position for a conventional war with Russia-Iran-China...A nucluar war will see the west destroyed...Russia-China may have good enough protection to "limit" damage in a nuclear conflict. Both in shelters/underground cities as in air defense...Hypersonic missiles (20.000 km/h) may hit US/west targets even before US ICBM's hit Russian targets if the US would decide to go nuclear...

Any nuclear "first strike" could bring an "all out nuclear attack" from the other side...enough explosive power to blow up the world several times...However the west has created that many enemies "most of the world" soon could be "enemy territory"...US/NATO nuclear attacks would hit some strategic area's -in itself a lot of Asia/world will not be hit directly by NATO nuclear attacks...Russia and looking at numbers North Korea may target the US and UK...(Maybe Pakistan would join Iran in "ending" Israel if Israel does not distance itself from an insane west...) 

We-as western citizens-have to ask ourselves how did we end up with idiots, criminals as biden, trump, bojo, blair as "western leaders"...how does our free press do its job..owned by defense industry...WE are doing a very bad job defending democracy !


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On the US/NATO vassels war against Russia-Iran-China in Ukraine [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/russian-tank-hits-car-from-5060-meters-away[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/russian-tank-hits-car-from-5060-meters-away

A Russian T90M tank struck a vehicle 5060 Meters away with its main gun in Ukraine yesterday.  That's 16,601 feet or 3.144 MILES away!  Video below . . .

What is the range of a U.S. m1a1 tank?
 
The M1A1 could kill other tanks at ranges in excess of 2,500 meters (8,200 ft).
 
This range was crucial in combat against previous generation tanks of Soviet design in Desert Storm, as the effective range of the main gun in the Soviet/Iraqi tanks at that time, was less than 2,000 meters (6,600 ft).
 
Given that the U.S. and its NATO vassals are fixing for a fight with Russia over the Ukraine situation, what might we all expect if the m1a1 can hit things 8200 feet away, but the Russian T-90M can hit things twice as far?   

DJ, NATO armies are trained in "mixed combat". So if enemy tanks are out of range for NATO tanks NATO drones/airpower could be used...

Also [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaphhuEG7qI[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaphhuEG7qI Weeb Union, (WU)

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5ikijyr4BY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5ikijyr4BY  Military Summary (MS).

MS describing Ukraine would have increased its reserve army for attack on Bakhmut from 50,000 to 80,000 soldiers, 

DJ-Ukraine maybe did get all of its reserves-plus lots of "NATO volunteers" - together for an operation to end the Russian (Vagner) siege of Bakhmut. Russia no doubt may be preparing counter actions to destroy/limit the (pro)Ukraine/NATO forces....In my view this is a NATO suicide mission...increasing Ukraine deaths with extra tens-of-thousends and for what ? 

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYik0hUCrso[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYik0hUCrso Judge Napoletano/Scott Ritter...

-Russia wants a cease fire...Russia was the only "Minsk-talks" partner taking the talks serious...Germany, France, Ukraine used the talks for re-arming/training Ukraine to NATO standards...

-China/Xi -like BRICS/SCO/OPEC+ -would like to see an end to this -insane- war...If NATO keeps escalating conflicts both Iran, China will provide more aid to Russia...

-Scott Ritter made the -correct- point; what does the US expect from further continuation of this criminal war ? It only will get worse...

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[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/u-s-air-force-attacks-allegedly-iranian-assets-inside-syria-numerous-dead[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/u-s-air-force-attacks-allegedly-iranian-assets-inside-syria-numerous-dead 

DJ-20 years ago the US invaded Iraq...Somehow "western free media" owned by the war-industry tries to sell as a "good war"...The US created IS for regime change in Syria...IS-like jihadi fighters now active in Africa, Asia "to stop Russia-Iran-China"....

[url]https://southfront.org/explosions-hit-large-base-of-iranian-forces-in-syrias-deir-ezzor-monitoring-group/[/url] or https://southfront.org/explosions-hit-large-base-of-iranian-forces-in-syrias-deir-ezzor-monitoring-group/  DJ, The US and Israel are "limiting" Iran in Syria...However Israel is in contact with Russia in Syria...the US (illigal) forces in Syria are NOT in contact with Russia (other then fire-contact)...

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[url]https://southfront.org/west-leads-towards-global-nuclear-war/[/url] or https://southfront.org/west-leads-towards-global-nuclear-war/ ;

On March 21, 2023, Great Britain announced that they would supply ammunition manufactured using depleted uranium, designed to more easily penetrate tank armour, albeit highly toxic.

The modus operandi of the West demonstrates that the next step will probably be to send NATO troops to the Ukrainian front, or to supply nuclear weapons to the Kiev regime.

Russian President Putin and Xi Jinping of China reacted sharply to London’s announcement:

“While the Chinese President and I were discussing the possibility of implementing the Chinese peace plan – and the Chinese President devoted considerable attention to his peace initiatives during our one-on-one conversation yesterday – the UK deputy defense minister announced that the United Kingdom would supply not only tanks to Ukraine, but also depleted uranium shells.

It seems that the West really has decided to fight Russia to the last Ukrainian – no longer in words, but in deeds. But in this regard, I would like to note that if all this comes to pass, then Russia will have to respond accordingly. What I mean is that the collective West is already starting to use weapons with a nuclear component.”

The leaders of China and Russia objectively assess the risk of the conflict in Ukraine escalating into a global war. Their joint statements and signed documents are filled with theses on the need to jointly counter the aggressive imperialist policy of the United States and NATO. In fact, the talks between Moscow and Beijing were the first real step in the formation of a new military-political alliance in Eurasia. London has well contributed to this process.

DJ, Europe now facing large scale protests and strikes...Workers want/need compensation for high inflation...In the US support for demented joe biden may be at an all time low....

Does the "west" need to see its soldiers dying in crazy wars ? Do biden and his "cult" want to "blow up the world" because they have gone mad ? 

How long people will buy this level of insane destruction ? 

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DJ, 

Scott Ritter mentioned Russia stopped storage/production of depleted uranium  (DU) ammunition around 2000 when it did see the damage-for public health- DU ammunition used in Yugoslavia, the 1991 Gulf War-in Iraq-did bring. Thousends of cases of leukemia, miss-cariages, birth defects...like some other (chemical, biological) weapons Russia did decide use of these weapons was to unpredictable...

So UK/US tanks with DU shells will be the first target for Russia once they show up in Ukraine. 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/seymour-hersh-cia-planted-nord-stream-cover-story[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/seymour-hersh-cia-planted-nord-stream-cover-story ;

Authored by Dave DeCamp via Antiwar.com,

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published an article on Substack on Wednesday that said the CIA was instructed to come up with a cover story for the Nord Stream bombings that was fed to The New York Times and the German newspaper Die Zeit.

The cover-up story was created to shift blame from the US after Hersh’s bombshell report published on February 8 that said President Biden ordered the attack on the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines, which connect Russia to Germany. "It was a total fabrication by American intelligence that was passed along to the Germans, and aimed at discrediting your story," Hersh was told by a source within the American intelligence community.

DJ, US blowing up EU energy-links, pushing the EU into a sanction war with Russia-Iran-China...I think lots of European citizens, and companies, by now must be totally fed up...

China may take the initiative to "end the war" via SCO, BRICS+ increasing de-Dollar-ization....[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/saudi-arabia-unloading-u-s-treasuries-lowest-level-in-7-years[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/saudi-arabia-unloading-u-s-treasuries-lowest-level-in-7-years ;

Loss of confidence in the US Dollar is growing. Saudi Arabia has begun earnestly dumping US Treasuries, with the Oil-rich nation now having fewer US Treasuries than anytime in the past 7 years.

This trend with Saudi Arabia is being mirrored by many other countries which are fearful the US has already over-spent itself (into oblivion) and will NOT be able to actually repay the money it owes.

Other countries have also been unloading US debt notes.

As the US sees it's hegemony over the world slipping away, they are becoming more and more warlike; seemingly TRYING TO START WW3.

Such a war would result in tens of millions of Americans killed, which is exactly, precisely what the US NEEDS TO HAPPEN, so they can cry for debt relief and get out of the debts they owe.

DJ, Western economy, a rich elite, is based on creating trillions of dollars, Euro's, Pounds out of thin air...And as long as other countries were willing to "buy debt" that "system" worked...

The "US/west" sanction war against "to many" countries did push Russia-Iran-China to help each other...with now many countries joining the "EurAsian" integration idea...

[url]https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202303/1287860.shtml[/url] or https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202303/1287860.shtml ;

China and the Philippines have reaffirmed their commitment to properly managing differences through friendly consultations and keeping to the general direction of friendship in the first face-to-face talks between the two foreign ministries since the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On Thursday, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong co-chaired the 23rd China-Philippines Foreign Ministry Consultations with Undersecretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines Maria Theresa P. Lazaro in Manila. 

The two sides agreed to fully implement the consensus reached by the two countries' leaders to continuously deepen cooperation in agriculture, infrastructure, energy and people-to-people exchanges to promote both countries' development and rejuvenation, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry press release. 

and [url]https://www.gov.br/planalto/en/latest-news/brazil2019s-president-lula-will-visit-china-alongside-a-record-number-of-businesspersons[/url] or https://www.gov.br/planalto/en/latest-news/brazil2019s-president-lula-will-visit-china-alongside-a-record-number-of-businesspersons ;

Brazil’s President Lula will visit China alongside a record number of businesspersons

The goal of the Brazilian government is to promote the relaunch of relations with the country's main trading partner since 2009. In 2022, China imported more than US$89.7 billion worth of Brazilian products

DJ...Lula did not forget the US was responsible for putting him in prison on false corruption charges...The Philippines did not forget they were "second class" during the US occupation/colonization...

Many countries-including Europe-simply can not ignore the 1,4 billion Chinese consumers...The SCO, BRICS+...If you want to do trade the US only offers debt and wars...

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How bad is the situation ? 

China may no longer accept US navy crossing the sea between China and Taiwan...One of the things discussed between Xi and Putin may be a joined-more clear- stand on Taiwan...No more US "jokes"...if the US wants confrontation-war...The US can get its war...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/romania-moving-to-annex-moldova-and-parts-of-ukraine[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/romania-moving-to-annex-moldova-and-parts-of-ukraine DJ Poland, Romania (a.o.) claim parts of western Ukraine...

In recent history Ukraine was in conflict with Poles, Hungarian-Ukrainians...not only with the Russian population in Ukraine...DJ-my view-IF Poland, Romania also want to "eat up" their "part" of Ukraine it may push Ukraine nationalists towards Russia...

There must be a lot of questions inside the Ukraine elite on what this war is "good" for...Is Ukraine used by biden for regime-change in Moscow ? What price is Ukraine willing to pay for that-total destruction ? 

Poland, Romania=NATO moving into western Ukraine may "switch" Ukraine nationalists...If Ukraine wants to survive its best chance may be in a neutral status-link between the EU and China...

For now the US is able to use its Kiev puppets...DJ-I think time for the US in Ukraine is running out...The price of this war is getting to high with nothing in return for Ukraine on the long term...the west is going broke, bankrupt...So -like South vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq...we may soon reach a point where Ukraine may tell NATO to get out...if need be with Russian/Chinese help...

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DJ-Of course US/western banks collapsing are part of the big story...on the financial aspects see US bank-collapse-you pay, latest news...

Two major frontlines;

-Ukraine

Military Summary  (MS) mentions Ukraine did put together an army of around 80,000 soldiers to end the siege of Bakhmut...facing around 60,000 (pro) Russian soldiers...DJ-I did not expect Ukraine would be able to gather such an army...MS mentioned daily losses could be 0,5-1% of that Ukraine army...Russian attacks killing up between 400 to 800 Ukraine soldiers per day..

Part-if not most- of the Ukraine army may be made up from Polish, other NATO/western countries "volunteers" and Belarus/Russian "opposition" forces...

[url]https://liveuamap.com/en/2023/24-march-british-reconnaissance-aircraft-rrr7224-in-the-black[/url] or https://liveuamap.com/en/2023/24-march-british-reconnaissance-aircraft-rrr7224-in-the-black

British reconnaissance aircraft (RRR7224) in the Black Sea, protected by 2 Eurofighter Typhoons (DREAD012 and DREAD011)

and [url]https://liveuamap.com/en/2023/24-march-explosions-were-reported-in-sevastopol[/url] or https://liveuamap.com/en/2023/24-march-explosions-were-reported-in-sevastopol ;

Explosions were reported in Sevastopol

DJ no doubt related; NATO coordination so NATO long distance weapons can target Russian positions from inside Ukraine...maybe somewhere there may be some Ukrainian involved...

To limit Ukraine plans for a major attack in the east Russia increased military activities in the north and south...Most of Ukraine/NATO fighting capacity is in the east..

-Syria

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/flash-numerous-stratotankers-just-went-up-over-iraq[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/flash-numerous-stratotankers-just-went-up-over-iraq 

[url]https://www.debka.com/iranian-drones-and-us-fighter-jets-in-first-ever-duel-over-east-syria/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/iranian-drones-and-us-fighter-jets-in-first-ever-duel-over-east-syria/ ;

Iran challenged the US for their first gloves-off duel on Friday, March 24, by hitting back  at the Americans for retaliating when their facility in East Syria was struck by armed drones operated by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and their proxy militias on the Syrian-Iraqi border. This military clash between Iran and the US is unprecedented on Syrian soil.
The event was set off on Thursday when IRGC-backed Shiite militias launched suicide drones against the US military facility guarding the Al Omar oil field (see photo) in the east Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor, killing an American contractor and injuring five US military personnel. US retaliation was defined by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin as “precision strikes on multiple targets in Deir Ez-Zor.”

DEBKAfile names those targets as a militias arsenal which was razed, an intelligence base outside the town of Mayadeen and a third facility near Abu Kamal. At least 10 people were killed, including Iranian officials, according to Syrian opposition sources.

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Some straight talk on the subject was heard for the first time in Washington: It came from US Central Command chief Gen. Michael Kurilla, who said: “We are postured for scalable options in the face of any additional Iranian attacks.” Addressing the Armed Forces Committee in Congress, Kurilla said: “Iran’s drone fleet has become the largest and most capable unmanned aerial vehicle force in the region.”
This statement must have switched on some red lights in Israel too, given its own highly sophisticated UAV fleet. But even more so, since Tehran has clearly become  brazen enough to challenge the US military head-on.  This over-confidence may derive from the diplomatic rapprochement Iran recently achieved with its senior Gulf rival Saudi Arabia with China’s backing.

 [url]https://syria.liveuamap.com/[/url] or https://syria.liveuamap.com/ 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-contractor-killed-5-service-members-wounded-syria-airstrikes-ensue[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-contractor-killed-5-service-members-wounded-syria-airstrikes-ensue

Update(20:00ET): US forces occupying Syria's northeast are in a high state of alert, and there are reports of ongoing gunbattles with Iran-backed militias into the night hours. It's being widely acknowledged as the most serious fighting involving American forces there since 2019, with some of the latest rocket launches targeting Omar oil field, which has long been held by US and Kurdish forces.

"The conflict in northeast Syria escalated on Friday as Iran-backed militias launched a volley of rocket and drone attacks against coalition bases after American reprisals for a drone attack that killed a U.S. contractor and injured six other Americans," The New York Times reports late in the day Friday.

And;








Please note: US bases in #Syria are illegal; the US military launched an illegal strike today killing Syrian Army soldiers; retaliatory strikes targeting US troops are fully justified under international law.

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BREAKING NEWS: US bases directly targeted by drones and missiles in oil rich northeast Syria. Casualties reported among the US forces.

DJ, My view; Iran is testing what its "agreements" with a.o. Saudi Arabia mean...Qatar did get Turkish, Iran "protection" in a conflict with Saudi Arabia but Qatar is also housing the major US west Asia base...(Incerlik/Türkiye [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incirlik_Air_Base[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incirlik_Air_Base is more NATO-still...) 

NATO/US still has "military facilities" in the Middle East...both Syria and Iraq want US/NATO out...Jordan may see growing pressure...Qatar/KSA-OPEC+ may try to "balance" military presence of various countries (Russia, China...maybe India/Pakistan/Türkiye...) 

There also are claims of Syria/Turkish fights in NW Syria...

[url]https://southfront.org/syria-returns-to-the-arab-world/[/url] or https://southfront.org/syria-returns-to-the-arab-world/ ;

Israel appears to be getting more frustrated as Syria inches closer towards reclaiming its leading position in the Arab World.

The recent Israeli attacks on the war-torn country coincided with major breakthroughs in Damascus’ relations with key Arab players in the Middle East which were once seen as sympathetic with Tel Aviv’s case against the so-called “Axis of Resistance.”

DJ...Syria is in between the Arab world-Türkiye and Iran...Lebanon in the west could get rich from Mediterranean oil/gas...Better defenses would limit Israel/US/NATO in MENA (Middel East North Africa)....with that western control over oil/gas in the region is decreasing...further undermining the US-petro-$....

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[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/based-on-remarks-today-war-it-will-be[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/based-on-remarks-today-war-it-will-be ;

Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council (Senate) Dmitry Medvedev made remarks today that seem to confirm war with the West is the choice that has, in fact, been made.

When analyzing public remarks of any leader, one must always take into account errors in translation, and more importantly, nuances in culture/language that may exist in one culture, but do not precisely translate to other cultures.   So interpreting remarks of foreign officials is a delicate task that must be undertaken with very great care.

Having said that, sometimes the meaning of a foreign officials remarks translate very precisely, and say what we actually think is meant.  Such was the case today.

Today, Dmitry Medvedev said the following:  "The consequences of the collision of the world's most powerful armies will be terrible and there will be no victor at all."

Pretty hard to not understand the plain meaning of that.   Let's dissect:

"The consequences of THE collision . . . ."  Not "a collision" but rather "THE" collision.  His use of the word THE rather than "a" indicates to me that a collision IS, in fact, coming.

". . . WILL be terrible . . ."  Not "would" or "could" but rather "WILL."  His use of the word "WILL" rather than "would" or "could" reinforces my interpretation above that the decision to go to actual war has been made.

Lastly,  ". . . there WILL be no victor at all."    Again, his use of the word "WILL" is now double reinforcement of the reality that the decision for an actual shooting war is already made, and worse, since ". . . there will be no victor"  that tells me it is also decided that the coming war WILL be nuclear.   After all, a nuclear war is the ONLY war that has no victor.

Medvedev is not in any way careless with his use of language.  He is clearly a highly educated man, who says what he means and means what he says.

He went on: "Russia is not fighting the Ukrainian regime, but rather the 3.6 million-member NATO army."

That.     That right there . . .  is the hideous, ugly reality.   Medvedev knows what's what, and he just said it publicly.   When a top elected official of a country, publicly declares that war is being waged against his land by an identified combatant, the only expected course of action is for his country to engage that combatant directly.   So this remark reinforce my interpretation of earlier remarks above.  

Medvedev's choice of words today, terrifies me.  Not because I am afraid to die -- I'm not.   But because his words seem to indicate (to me) that tens of millions of us are going to die, and our world will __never__ be the same.  The good will perish with the evil.  Cities and towns will be flattened.  Disease and death will run rampant.

This is a catastrophe that does not have to be.  Yet our U.S. government, and its NATO vassals, are pursuing this course to the exclusion of almost all else.  It seems like insanity to me.

In related news, Estonia's Foreign Minister has decided to expel one Russian diplomat.  Moscow will respond to Estonia's decision to expel Russian diplomat — Russian Foreign Ministry.

So what little is left of "Diplomacy" is also being intentionally wrecked by our NATO vassals.

DJ, One outcome of the Putin-Xi Moscow talks early this week is -very likely- "If the west want war the west can get war"....[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/the-junior-partner-meme-gives-no-insight-to-real-changes.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/03/the-junior-partner-meme-gives-no-insight-to-real-changes.html ...

Reflecting more "western (lack of) thinking"...Russia and China are "strategic equal partners" NOT a copy of US ordering its "NATO slaves" what to do...DJ-The same western stupidity/blindness is made in Ukraine "with Russia not gaining ground" -simply the west ignoring the total destruction of the Ukraine military...because "western media follow Ukraine propaganda"....

Russia has been very clear on its Ukraine goals; Ukraine neutral, safety for Russians living in Ukraine..no (new) nuclear weapons in Ukraine...The US goal seems to be regime change in Moscow..via a.o. the Ukraine -provoked- war...

This -insane- war did see over 300,000 Ukraine deaths, Ukraine destroyed, but also slowly "the west" running out of options while Russia increased Asian trade via shorter (CaspianSea-Iran, Russia-China land-routes...). 

DJ The "western war psychosis" is increasing the risk for an all out war between "the 10% west" and "90% global rest"...with even India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico moving towards Russia, China...Somehow "western leaders" are blind/stupid/insane ? 

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
~Albert Einstein
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