Anonymous ID: 307ecf March 16, 2023, 2:53 a.m. No.18517121   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>7174 >>7257 >>7497 >>7596 >>7655 >>7681

Joe Biden Brags About Lessening Massive Inflation He Creates


March 15, 2023 | Sundance |

This is so far beyond hubris, the gaslight from where hubris emanates would take a year to reach it.


Joe Biden spikes the football on the Twitter claiming to have lessened inflation he created. [LINK]


I try not to hold negative sentiments, but I cannot help but loathe this man.

Anonymous ID: 307ecf March 16, 2023, 2:56 a.m. No.18517125   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>7174 >>7198 >>7215 >>7257 >>7497 >>7596 >>7607 >>7655 >>7681

Tucker Carlson Contrasts DC’s Effort to Expand NATO War Against Russia with Position of American Voters


March 16, 2023 | Sundance |


For his opening monologue Wednesday night Fox News host Tucker Carlson revisited the status of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia and the disconnect between Washington DC and American voters. WATCH:

Anonymous ID: 307ecf March 16, 2023, 3:20 a.m. No.18517198   🗄️.is 🔗kun


Stewart Stephens “Tucker wants to take lessons from Putins Russia where there are no:”


No women in leadership

And everyone is Christian


Every one of those are thoroughly disputed and are lies:

• There are laws against pushing the gay lifestyle on children, but there are no laws about gays living their lives. (Where’s his criticism of the middle East?)

• No women in charge; there are multiple women in positions of power

• jews and muslims live freely in Russia, Jews have a major voice and other religions


But what is wrong with not having gays foisting their lifestyle on children, or having a mainly christian country, or personally I don’t think most women have the ability to lead major aspects of countries, but mostly not the leader. I can only think of one that was excellent and that was Margaret Thatcher. These people want the same shit allowed in the US, to be exported to Russia and elsewhere that obviously is destroying our society

Anonymous ID: 307ecf March 16, 2023, 3:56 a.m. No.18517288   🗄️.is 🔗kun

16 Mar, 2023 10:00


Kiev’s plan for counteroffensive revealed in media report


Western weapons and training aimed at countering Ukraine’s manpower losses, Politico said, citing US officials


Washington expectsKiev to launch a counterattack against Russian troops in May, using the weapons that NATO countries have been sending to Ukraine, Politico reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed US officials. (Why announce this?)


US military aid packages “going back four or five months have been geared toward what Ukraine needs for this counteroffensive,” one source cited by the outlet said on condition of anonymity.


Kiev is preparing the operation even as its manpower and resources are being drained, Politico reports, by its continued clinging to the Donbass city of Artyomovsk, which it calls Bakhmut. The city, which senior US officials assessed has only symbolic significance, became the scene of some of the most intensive fighting between Russia and Ukraine this year.


While both sides reportedly suffered significant casualties fighting for Artyomovsk, Kiev lost some of its most experienced troops, Politico said. US officials have suggested that Ukraine should pull out of the city, which President Vladimir Zelensky declared a fortress. With the advice unheeded, America is nowurging Ukrainian troops to conserve artillery munitions, the report explained.


According to the outlet, Kiev isyet to settleon a strategy for its counteroffensive. One scenario involving a push across the Dnieper River near the city of Kherson is “not realistic,” US officials believe, since Ukraine does not have the manpower for an amphibious operation of that kind. The second one would require advancing from the north in an attempt to cut off Russian troops from Crimea.


The US has been stressing that it was up to Zelensky and the Ukrainian leadership to decide how exactly they would conduct a military operation. But senior American generals hosted Ukrainian officials in Wiesbaden, Germany this month to help them with wargaming the upcoming operation, Politico's report notes. There has also been an effort totrain Ukrainian troops in NATO tacticsto replenish battlefield losses.


Russia believes that the Ukrainian conflict is a US proxy war against it, with Ukrainian soldiers serving as cannon fodder. Moscow said Washington prevented Kiev from signing a peace agreement with Russia in the first months of the conflict, telling Zelensky to continue fighting instead.


(The DOD has dutiful parrot Politico announce problems, plans and diversions about Ukraine, expecting Russia to by the flak & bullshit.)

Anonymous ID: 307ecf March 16, 2023, 4:07 a.m. No.18517310   🗄️.is 🔗kun

16 Mar, 2023 10:24

‘Serious military developments’ are coming in Ukraine conflict – envoy

Kiev is suffering heavy losses, with its prospects looking bleak, a senior Russian diplomat said


Ukraine is being plagued by mounting military problems which do not bode well for its fortunes on the battlefield, Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the UN said on Wednesday.


Speaking to American journalist Kim Iversen, Dmitry Polyanskiy was asked where he thought the Ukraine conflict was heading, with one possible scenario being NATO’s direct involvement.


The diplomat said Moscow would prefer to avoid such an outcome, as a stand-off between the US-led military bloc and Russia “would be dangerous for the whole world.”


However, he claimed that the “Ukrainian troops are now in a very poor situation,”pointing to evidence that they “are really suffering heavy losses”.


“The new conscripts are being used as cannon fodder after two-three days of training,” the senior diplomat claimed. In his view, the “regime” of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky “has become hostage of its own policy and of its promises to Western countries that it is capable of winning militarily over Russia” if it is being supplied with weapons.


The Ukrainians are willing to show they are capable of a counter-offensive anddo not want “any damage to their image,” which is why the situation around the key Donbass city of Artyomovsk, known as Bakhmut in Ukraine, “is really very bad” for the country, Polyanskiy said.


“There are a lot of [Ukrainian] troops that are on the brink of being encircled.Casualties are immense,” the diplomat continued, suggesting that Kiev is throwing in troops “just to support the prestige” of Zelensky and his promises to the West.


“The weather conditions are also not in favor of the Ukrainian army, because they can’t use heavy machines for their tasks. So I think we are on theeve of quite serious military developmentsthere, not in favor of Ukraine,”Polyanskiy concluded.


The fight for Artyomovsk, a major foothold and logistics hub for Kiev’s forces, has been raging for months now, with Moscow’s troops recently capturing several villages around the strategic city. Earlier this month, Wagner Private Military Company chief Evgeny Prigozhin claimed that Russian forces were in full control of the eastern part of Artyomovsk.


Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has described this battle as “one of the hardest.”On Wednesday, he promised to reinforce the city.


Both sides recognize the strategic importance of the city in the Donetsk People’s Republic. Last week, Russian Defense Minister Sergy Shoigu said control over Artyomovsk would allowMoscow’s forces “further offensive actions deep” into Ukrainian defenses, a statement which was largely echoed by Zelensky himself.


Ukraine was told by US military and NATO to give it up and retreat to Zelensky, he said no, he’d rather kill many more Ukrainians to save his failing image that the Oscars and FIFA are no longer interested in.

Anonymous ID: 307ecf March 16, 2023, 4:22 a.m. No.18517344   🗄️.is 🔗kun

16 Mar, 2023 09:05

US estimates ‘upwards’ of 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed – Politico

Washington is concerned by Kiev’s dwindling supply of ammunition, air defenses and experienced troops, according to the outlet


US officials estimate that more than 100,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed since the outbreak of the conflict with Russia last February, Politico has reported, without disclosing its sources.


Washington is concerned by Kiev’slack of ammunition, air defenses and experienced soldiersin the run-up to a major Ukrainian offensive expected later in spring, the US news website said in a report on Wednesday.


“Upwards of 100,000 Ukrainian forces have died in the year-long war, US officials estimate, including the most experienced soldiers,” Politico wrote.


Many of these losses are taking place in Bakhmut,” it added. The city, which Russia calls Artyomovsk, is a key Ukrainian stronghold and logistics hub in the People’s Republic of Donetsk. Russian forces have been advancing on Artyomovsksince August last year, and, according to Wagner Private Military Company chief Evgeny Prigozhin, have nowalmost fully encircledthe city and taken control of its eastern part.


Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has repeatedly insisted that he will not surrender Artyomovsk, despite reports of tensions with US officials, who have allegedlyurged Kiev to withdraw and cut its losses. Earlier this week, Zelensky again said that that the defense of the key city would be reinforced.


On Monday, the Washington Post reported: “US and European officials have estimated that as many as120,000 Ukrainian soldiershave been killed or wounded since the start of Russia’s invasion early last year.”


Politico pointed out that Washington and Brussels can only guess the extent of Ukraine’s losses, asKiev keeps this information secreteven from its Western backers, who have provided it with billions of dollars’ worth of weapons.


Speaking after Wednesday’s virtual meeting of the multinational Ukraine Defense Contact Group, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said, “Ukraine doesn’t have any time to waste.”


“We have to deliver swiftly and fully on our promised commitments” to Kiev, including supplies of “armored capabilities,” training for Ukrainian troops, spare parts and other things, he urged.


Last week, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced that Ukraine has lost at least 11,000 troops during the fighting in February. The number of killed and wounded on the Ukrainian side hadrisen by more than 40%since January when it stood at 6,500, he added.


“The support of the Kiev regime byNATO countries doesn’t lead to the successof the Ukrainian troops on the battlefield. On the contrary, there is a significant increase in losses among the personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the minister said.


Shoigu last provided an estimate of Ukraine’s casualties in the conflict back in September. At the time, he said that they amounted to more than 100,000, with at least 61,000 troops killed and almost 50,000 wounded.



(The question is why is US and NATO releasing this? And Austin, Milley and Kellogg were right this will likely end on a negotiated peace agreement. Zelensky will get fried by his country if he allowed so many to die when he knew they couldn’t win from the beginning. But Ukraine said early on, they had 500,000 soldiers they started with and they have been recently conscripting old men and young boys, the majority of well trained are dead or wounded. It would seem like the mortality rate should be 150,000 to 200,000 or more. And since Kiev won’t release actual numbers even to allies it could be a lot more.)

Anonymous ID: 307ecf March 16, 2023, 4:49 a.m. No.18517391   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>7412

16 Mar, 2023 08:41

Moscow spooked NATO from going all in for Ukraine – John Bolton

Attacks on any target, including Nord Stream, should not imperil foreign aid, the US arch-hawk argued


Russian intimidationhas prevented NATO members from giving Ukraine the weapons it needs and allowing it attack any targets it wants – including key European infrastructure – US arch-hawk John Bolton has claimed. This must change, he has insisted, in an oped urging President Joe Biden to change his policies. (Kek, Delusional as always!)


“[Russian President] Vladimir Putin has masterfully deterred NATO from responding robustly enough to end the conflict promptly and victoriously. Time to solve this problem is growing short,” Bolton wrote in an opinion piece published by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.


The former national security adviser to President Donald Trump blamed Biden for failing to aim for “ambiguous goals” and claimed his “fear of Russian escalation” had led to a military gridlock in Ukraine. The current president “barely tried” to prevent the Russian military operation, Bolton argued, before criticizing the reported limitations imposed by Washington in terms of which targets Kiev can attack with the weapons it gets from the West. (Barely tried? Our country is bankrupt because of this shithole country fake war)


“NATO pressures Ukraine not to strike inside Russia, and to spare key assets like Nord Stream, whereas the Kremlin can strike anywhere within Ukraine,” he wrote.


Nord Stream comprises two undersea gas pipelines, which were built to deliver Russian natural gas directly to Germany. They were blown up in September.


Bolton mentioned claims in the Western press, which said US intelligence suspected that a “pro-Ukrainian group” not connected with any government had carried out the sophisticated operation. Even if Kiev ordered the attack, he said, it should not impact the level of support it gets. (Bolton is not acknowledging that if Ukraine did this, its an act of war against a NATO country, Germany. And NATO would have the responsibility to attack Ukraine.)


According to Bolton, debates in NATO on whether to deliver longer-range ATACMS missiles or F-16 fighter jets to Kiev “reflect a disjointed strategy” and harm Ukraine’s war effort. He said it was clear to him that “fears of Russian escalation are unwarranted.” (No one should listen to this madman)


Bolton is a lifelong advocate for using US hard power against other nations, including nuclear powers Russia and China. US political observers suggest that he may seek the Republican nomination for president in the 2024 election.


Fox News host Tucker Carlson included him on a list of GOP candidates to whom he sent a questionnaire on the Ukraine conflict to get them on record. One question was whether the US should support regime change in Russia. Bolton failed to respond, Carlson said during his show on Monday.


(Who is worse, Bolton, Graham or Hannity? I was listening to Hannity for a couple of minutes in my drive yesterday and he literally sounded insane. His pitch and anger was off the charts, screaming bomb them, take out two Russian drones, kill them all. I can’t believe I ever listened to him 8 years ago. I stopped long before Trump was elected. They are all the same! The problem they have is we are no longer a superpower, because Bidan ran off competent military leaders and soldiers, killed or disabled many with the jab, left $85 billion in armaments in Afghanistan, gave away the majority of the US armaments to Ukraine, pressing EU and NATO to send more money and arms; and is still insisting it’s Zelensky’s choice to stay or not stay in the war, which is hogwash. Bidan doesn’t care who dies as long as his universal crimes around the world, are not disclosed. Same goes for Graham and Bolton. They all are willing to start a nuclear war with Russia.)

Anonymous ID: 307ecf March 16, 2023, 5:48 a.m. No.18517580   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>7585 >>7655

SCOTT RITTER: The Nord Stream-Andromeda Cover Up

March 14, 2023.1/3


U.S. intelligence was too quick to leak information about the German investigation to The New York Times.It raises the distinct impression that the real culprit is nervous about the investigative work of Seymour Hersh. By Scott Ritter


Back in 2000, the television series “Andromeda” premiered, based upon unused material from Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the Star Trekseries and franchise. The plot is premised on the notion of a spaceship, “Andromeda,” frozen in time, which is given the opportunity to reverse the clock and undo history. The series ran five years.


Fast forward to the present.

History has dealt a tough hand to the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden, who openly confessed his intent to “bring an end” to the Nord Stream pipeline system which delivered Russian natural gas to Europe through four pipelines (Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, consisting of two pipelines each).


Since then, the Biden White House was compelled to deny the president’s stated intent after an explosive report by Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh detailed damning information which, if true (and there is no reason to suspect it’s not) casts the responsibility for a series of underwater explosions that took place on Sept. 26, 2022, on Biden himself.


Hersh’s report was ignored by the mainstream media in the United States, with neither The New York Times, for whom Seymour Hersh wrote on national security issues for many years, nor The Washington Post even hinting that the greatest living investigative journalist had broken a blockbuster


Enter the “Andromeda” — not the spaceship of the eponymous television series, but rather a Bavaria C50 15-meter (49-foot) yacht based out of the German Baltic port city of Rostock. On March 7 — nearly a month after Hersh self-published his article on Substack — a team of German reporters from the ARD capital studio, Kontraste, Südwestrundfunk (SWR) and Die Zeit collaboratively reported that they had uncovered the existence of “the boat that was allegedly used for the secret operation.”


The boat was “a yacht rented from a company based in Poland, apparently owned by two Ukrainians.” According to the story, “the secret operation at sea was carried out by a team of six people.”


The name of the yacht was “The Andromeda.”

According to the German reporting, the team — five men, consisting of a ship captain, two primary divers, two supporting divers and a female doctor — used the Andromeda to transport the team, along with the explosives used to destroy the pipelines, to the scene of the crime. The boat was returned to Rostock in “an uncleaned condition,” allowing German law enforcement officials, who carried out a search of the vessel between Jan. 8-11, to detect “traces of explosives” on a table in the ship’s cabin.


The same day the German reporting on the new Nord Stream attack narrative broke, The New York Times ran a front-page storyentitled “Intelligence Suggests Pro-Ukrainian Group Sabotaged Pipelines, US Officials Say.”


For the first time, The New York Timesreferred to Hersh’s reporting, writing, “Last month, the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published an article on the newsletter platform Substack concluding that the United States carried out the operation at the direction of Mr. Biden,” before closing with “U.S. officials say Mr. Biden and his top aides did not authorize a mission to destroy the Nord Stream pipelines, and they say there was no U.S. involvement.”


As if echoing the Biden White House denials, The New York Times led off with this:

“New intelligence reporting amounts to the first significant known lead about who was responsible for the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines that carried natural gas from Russia to Europe” (emphasis added.)


The New York Times, it seems, wasmore than happy about proceeding with its own anonymous intelligence sources, while dismissing Hersh’s.

Anonymous ID: 307ecf March 16, 2023, 5:50 a.m. No.18517585   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>7594 >>7655




The problem with both the German reporting and that of The New York Times(whose source was clearly referring to the same data reported by the German reporters) is that theAndromeda narrative doesn’t hold water.


Take, for instance, the Tom Clancy-like tale of derring-do that has four allegedly Ukraine-affiliateddivers defy physiologyby conducting dives that would require the use of a decompression chamber for them to survive an ascent of 240 feet (the depth of the Nord Stream pipelines that were destroyed). A rule of thumb is that decompression takes approximately one day per 100 feet of seawater plus a day.


This means that the team of divers would have required three days of decompression per dive. But to decompress, one needs a decompression chamber. For a dive involving two divers, the Andromeda would have to have been outfitted with either a two-person Class A decompression chamber, or two single-person Class B chambers, as well as the number of large oxygen bottles needed to operate these chambers over time.


A simpleexamination of the interior cabin spaceof the Bavarian C50 yacht would quickly dispossess one of any notion that either option was viable.


Simply put —no decompression chamber, no dive, no story.


‘Traces’ of High Explosives

There is another aspect of the story to probe. According to the German reporting, law enforcement officials detected “traces” of high explosives on the tablesin the cabin of the Andromeda.


According to the Swedish Prosecution Authority, in a statement released on Nov. 19, 2022, Swedish investigators discovered “traces of explosives on several of the foreign objects that were found” at the site of the explosions.


These explosives, according to a Nov. 22, 2022, report issued by Nord Stream AG, the Swiss-based parent company that owned the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, produced “technogenic [i.e., “of or pertaining to a process or substance created by human technology”]craters with a depth of 3 to 5 meters” separated “by a distance of about 248 meters.”


“The section of the pipe between the craters is destroyed, the radius of pipe fragments dispersion is at least 250 meters,” the report noted.


In a report to the United Nations, both Denmark and Sweden said that the damage done to the Nord Stream pipelines was caused byblasts equivalent to the power of“several hundred kilograms of explosive.”


It should be noted that underwater pipelines like those used in Nord Stream are designed to withstand proximal explosions from devices up to several hundred kilograms in size. Indeed, in locations such as the Baltic Sea, where unexploded military ordnance from multiple world wars abounds, the threat of a drifting device striking a pipeline and detonating is quite real.


Computer modeling shows that a 600-kilogram high explosive charge detonated approximately 5 meters from a 34mm-thick steel pipeline filled with gaswould not compromise the structural integrity of the pipeline.


At the location of the explosions, the Nord Stream pipelines consisted of 26.8 mm steel pipes with an addition 33.2 mm of concrete coating, for a total thickness of 60 mm. The weight of a single pipe section was over 11 tons.


In short, a standard high-explosive charge of several hundred kilogramswould not be sufficientto cause the destruction that occurred on the Nord Stream pipeline.

Anonymous ID: 307ecf March 16, 2023, 5:54 a.m. No.18517594   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>7639 >>7655




Enter Hersh, who reported that theexplosives used were “shaped charges.


With a shaped charge, the energy of the explosion is focused in one direction, usually by creating a concave shape in the explosive that is them lined with a metal sheet, so that it usuallyachieves an armor- and/or concrete-penetrating effect.


Without getting too technical, the design of an underwatershaped charge that would be sufficient topenetrate concrete-lined steel pipe at a depth of 240 feetis not common knowledge. The charge would have to be prepared by qualified explosives experts and ideally tested prior to being employed operationally to validate the design and functionality of the device.


These are not tasks undertaken by asmall ad hoc teamof Ukrainian underwater saboteurs, but rather state-sponsored actors with access to military grade explosives and testing facilities.


Strike two for the German reporting.


But the most glaring deficiency in the German reporting deals with thedetection of “trace explosive” onboard the Andromeda. This information would identify the precise explosive used. Moreover, when compared and contrasted with the “trace explosive” found by the Swedes at the location of the Nord Stream attacks, it could provide a clear linkage between the Andromeda and the attacks.


But Sweden has sealed the files of its investigation into the Nord Stream attack on national security grounds, meaning that it will not cooperate with Germany to see if the explosive traces found at the scene of the Nord Stream crime match those onboard the Andromeda.


The obvious reason behind this decision: becausethe two traces won’t match. One — the Swedish sample — points to the culprit. The other — the Andromeda sample — is evidence of a cover up.


Strike three, and you’re out.


The German government’s crude effort to manufacture an alternative narrative regarding who attacked the Nord Stream pipeline fails the smell test — in short, it stinks. The holes in this story are such that even the most gifted screenwriters could not turn this Andromeda tale of changing history into something remotely believable. In short, Gene Roddenberry would not be impressed.


Moreover, the fact that theU.S. intelligence community was quick to leakinformation about the German investigation to The New York Times appears to be de facto evidence of U.S. complicity in this cover up.


And the reason for this cover up is quite clear: theGermans and Americans both fear the reporting being done by Hersh.

Anonymous ID: 307ecf March 16, 2023, 6:16 a.m. No.18517663   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>7672

Map of Russia 1914, before Communism. Ukraine was part of Russia for a long time