11 Replies to ““Putin’s War” for Dummies

  1. I’m not sure what genuine dummies have done to deserve such stereotypeing because even the mannequin ‘s in Primark’s* shop window would never fall for the pile of peurile poo represented by The Official Narratives (TON) being pushed by the Oligarchical elites of the West.

    Which reveals a great deal about the dire state of general intelligence – both individual and collective – across the West in a landscape which looks more like Idiocracy meets Zombieland every passing day.

    AI created by DI (Dumb Intelligence). That’s definitely going to end well.

    * The phrase would once have been ‘Burtons shop window.’. But we’ve dumbed down a great deal since those days.

  2. Re the header, anyone who ‘gets’ Bono has my sincere sympathy. In case some one out there hasn’t heard it, there is a Glasgow joke about Bono. He’s in the Kings Theatre (or similar) in Glasgow, and up at the mike, says “Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies”

    Someone in the audience shouts “Well, stop f@*$£in doin it, ye bastard”


      • France is certainly getting some attention right now as a strong potential harbinger of things to come vis-a-vis the collapsing Western Ponzi system.

        Here’s Alistair Crooke at Strategic Culture today:


        “This is the same ‘trap’ attriting France (and much of Europe). Inflation is rising; the real economy is contracting; and well-paid employment shrinking – at the same time that support fabric has been eviscerated (for ideological reasons).

        It is bleak. The spike in immigration into Europe compounds the problem. Everyone can see that, except for the European Nomenklatura who remain in ideological ‘open society’ denial.

        Here’s the rub: There are no solutions. Undoing the structural contradictions of this Chicago model are beyond present western political capacities.

        The Left have no solution, and the Right are not permitted an opinion – Zugzwang (checkmate).”

        Providing an explicit hint, albeit obliquely in that last quoted sentence, of the other metaphorical boot contained in Micheal Hudson’s recent ‘Collapse of Antiquity’ argument about the parallels between the fall of the Roman and present Western Oligarchies which does not seem to get a mention in polite society. The Roman Oligarchy being equally successful as their current Western counterparts in defeating any and all internal reform efforts to the point where the only possible outcome from continued ‘doubling-down’ was systemic disintegration.

        And, from a different perspective we have these two pieces from Tom Luongo’s blog “Gold, goats N’Guns”:



        Which focuses in more detail on the theme of Alistair Crooke’s piece about the infighting among the Western Oligarch’s and associated Nomenklatura as Objective Reality catches up and reasserts itself.

        “…..… Nothing less than the fate of a 300 year project for world government hangs in the balance. Everyone of these horrific factions wants to rule the world but none of them have the means by themselves to pull it off. So, watching them maneuver each other into the line of fire would be hilarious if the stakes weren’t so freaking high for the rest of us…..

        ……For the West losing in Ukraine after this much blood and treasure have been spilled, fomenting a full-blown sovereign debt crisis which will consume not only a few more national governments but quite likely the EU itself, will be the end of that 300 year project I talked about at the beginning.

        It’s both terribly complicated but incredibly simple.

        And it could all coming crashing down in the next few weeks.”

        Perhaps best invest your money in popcorn?

  3. And in other news:

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said:
    The plans to supply F-16s to Kiev is yet another example of an escalatory move by the West and in itself is “an extremely dangerous development,” he stated.

    “We have informed the nuclear powers – the US, UK and France – that Russia can’t ignore the ability of these aircraft to carry nuclear weapons,” the foreign minister continued.

    “No assurances [by the West] will help here,” he warned. In the midst of fighting, the Russian military isn’t going to investigate whether any specific jet is equipped to deliver nuclear weapons or not, he added.

    “The very fact of the appearance of such systems within the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be considered by us as a threat from the West in the nuclear domain,” Lavrov said.

    Lets hope Russias response is limited to a no-fly zone over the Ukraine, in order to shoot down these planes as they appear.

    • Presumably this was via Larry Johnson?


      Who sources from this Whitehouse order:


      “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 121 and 12304 of title 10, United States Code, I hereby determine that it is necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective conduct of Operation Atlantic Resolve in and around the United States European Command’s area of responsibility. In furtherance of this operation, under the stated authority, I hereby authorize the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, under their respective jurisdictions, to order to active duty any units, and any individual members not assigned to a unit organized to serve as a unit of the Selected Reserve, or any member in the Individual Ready Reserve mobilization category and designated as essential under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, not to exceed 3,000 total members at any one time, of whom not more than 450 may be members of the Individual Ready Reserve, as they deem necessary, and to terminate the service of those units and members ordered to active duty.”

      Johnson’s observations:

      “Operation Atlantic Resolve is the name for the U.S. military response to Russia’s Special Military Operation. While the number of troops being activated and deployed is not large, is Biden making a direct threat to Russia that is likely to elicit a very unpleasant response from Putin.

      In terms of bolstering U.S. military capabilities this is a nothing-burger. But it is the symbolism and the thinking behind this decision that is frightening. But this is not all.

      According to one of my retired CIA buddies, at least two B-52s are on the ground at an U.S. Air Force in Alaska. This is highly unusual, according to another old friend who flew B-52s. Moving these planes forward to Alaska is stupid saber rattling. This is not going to assuage Russian concerns about Western intentions, it is going to move the Russians to hair-trigger status.”

      Where’s the Jackal when you need one?

  4. The Lavrov quote was from RT. Re the Alaska B-52’s – they won’t last long enough to launch anything – the Russians will have them targeted by S-400’s since they landed.

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