Today, we start with some economic news. There has been a spate of recent headlines decrying Russia’s economic elasticity and resilience: Several outlets this week are crying woe because they’ve crunched the numbers and have concluded that Russia is spending a comparatively tiny amount on the war, and that the U.S.’s Brzeszinski Redux plan to pull Russia into another Afghanistan-like quagmire is not working.
Just an initial comment after reading the first several paragraphs of cited articles. It's clear these people supposedly analyzing Russia's economy are completely at sea when it comes to knowing how it operates making their commentary hilarious. I'll add one little bit of commentary I made at MoA today that's related to this, "IMO, nothing at this point can improve NATO for its problems are deep-seated and mired within a cult of corruption that must first be ousted before anything meaningful can be done to improve it." Russia lacks that "cult of corruption" and thus fields an extremely competent military.
Further on demographics are again mentioned as they were at MoA today yet again. Here's what I wrote there:
"Once again. Russia experienced three huge apocalypses that decimated its people during the course of the 20th Century--once at the beginning with WW1 and Russian Civil War; again in the middle with WW2; and again at the end during the Neoliberal Rape of Russia from 1990-2000. Without those three calamities, Russia would have a population similar to that of the Outlaw US Empire--330 Million--but it has perhaps 150 Million today. Since he became Russian President, Putin has done all he and the government can to deal with the demographic crisis by providing ever increasing levels of monetary, community and infrastructure support to promote an environment conducive for planning and having families bigger than 2 children. Essentially, Russia offers a bounty to those who have more than two children, while <b>every death</b> of a Russian child is decried.
In my above critique, I note NATO targets civilians deliberately to force political surrender of those it targets, and the same policy is applied in Ukieland--the Ukie attacks on Russian civilians have zero military value, meaning they're done for 100% political purposes and are thus War Crimes--the Genocidal conditions that prompted the SMO to begin with.
Unfortunately, the go-slow to conserve Russian troops creates the ability for Ukie attacks on civilians, which as I pointed out was discussed months ago. Some improvement has been made; but as predicted with the escalation in drone use and their increase in range, the need to push back the FEBA escalates, and you can be sure that's discussed at every Security Council meeting. In several speeches Putin gave last year, he anticipated such tactics by reminding Russians that NATO had already used its Terrorist Foreign Legion against Russia during the Chechen Wars, that Russian security forces would do their best to prevent such tragedies but to anticipate their happening and to thus remain vigilant.
IMO, the pertinent question is: At what point does Russia change its strategy--where's the tipping-point? Many of us can guess what that might be, but none of us knows. Meanwhile, the slow push Westward along the FEBA continues. The effort to eliminate the remnants of Ukie AD I see as preparation for the next move that would involve more CAS beyond a more fluidly moving FEBA, while also shaping the ground for air-to-air combat when F-16s arrive."
Last comment--Readiness!! When I served, Readiness was the #1 #1, top of the list; and if you weren't deemed ready, well you damned sure better get that way pronto! Given what we're seeing, the state of readiness for the US Army must be rated very weak whereas the Heritage Foundation's 2023 report found it "Very Strong," https://www.heritage.org/military-strength/assessment-us-military-power/conclusion
And from what we've seen overall, NATO readiness is Very Weak too. Russian readiness, however, looks very good, and I know Russia drills hard on readiness like we once did. You can't accomplish anything with redlined equipment.
Russians have returned to obey God’s laws: No Usury and no Sodomy.
No LGBTFewand fiat currency.
Look Biden, Russia is doing so well
because they buy and sell.
They keep peace with their neighbors and defend the oppressed in Donbas and Syria.
They speak the truth and do not lie.
The Satanists are loosing no matter how much they try.
Russia, always remember God and He will never forget you.
I look forward to your work. It is a lantern of truth in a dark world. I will only address one point. The Russian economy and sanctions. Energy, food, and scarce minerals. And Russia has it all. The sanctions were like meth heads boycotting the local dealer till he dropped prices. Ain't going to happen. The dope boy is going to just enjoy his string of girls till you come around. (Did I mention I was a retired police officer after the Army?)
And while I am sure there is corruption in Russian military production? As a US Army E-5, there ain't nothing like Pentagon boondoggle corruption. I would actually be happier if someone was stealing the money. But they literally just destroy it thru waste, government job programs, and general idiocy. I am relatively sure the Russian Army has not spent a single ruble on transgender awareness programs.
In the next year, we will all be having a good chuckle. Humor will abound. I'm chuckling already, even if its a bit premature. When you do the research, when you dig for facts and evidence, it becomes crystal clear. Russia can defeat NATO easily. It chooses not to, because NATO can become even more unhinged then they are today and fire off a nuclear missile or two, which will cause fallout damage.
The Ukraine war is over, strategically. Even Putin said so. Russia will achieve 100% of its objectives. The open question is to what degree will the USA/Europe escalate and be destroyed. I am a proponent of delivering a bone crushing defeat that exterminates the Khazarian bugs running the neocon operation. Yes, that is who they are. None of them have even a stitch of color in their faces, as they are the vampires of the night, living off others. Look at pictures of them all, and tell me what you see. EVIL.
This is a Holy war and Russia is wearing God's Armor. Stay calm, cool, and collected. Russia is now taking full control.
I admit to having little knowledge of cultural animus in that region but rely on your posts for concise information about what is happening and some insights into why these events happen. You provide that in spades. Thank you for your precise details.
Kinda off-topic, but I've been unable to find a full video of Joe Biden wandering around aimlessly before his fall at the USAF Academy the other day. It's like it's being suppressed by the MSM. Does anyone have a link to the whole thing? As background: What's available from my searches is only the small section of the video where he falls on his face. But prior to that he spent a good 45 seconds wandering around like a zombie and being re-directed to the correct spot a couple of times.
a bit of data coming out about Ukraine military ineptitude.
may be elenski should have a strategy before he get tanks and missile defenses, what would 28 shoddily maintained f-16 do?
and initiating mobile war with 12 fuzzy cheeked brigades on a 1200 km front…. What could a modern army do with that.
while blinken say everything forever.
usa is crackers…..
It appears that the Russian machine is winding up just as the US machine is running out of gas. It’s going to be a dangerous summer. The west is going to get desperate, Kiev is going to get more desperate and nobody from Kiev to DC really knows what to do. They are not serious people, but the situation is very, very serious.
Good! It is vital that Russia win, and that NATO and the EU disband. The GAE's boot must be removed from the throat of western europe, and truly sovereign nations must arise from NATO's disbandment.
The empire has corrupted American society, politics, media, etc. and it must be brought down so the republic can live again. Russia and China (and other nations) are vital to ending the empire, and in doing so removing the power of the depraved, disgusting elites that control it.
what's interesting is the propaganda bait they play for Russia when they show how little money it spends on the Military as a negative and proof of Russia's weakness. When its just the opposite, a weakness of the West with its massive empire wide corruption and hegemonic bleeding.
I'm not going to defend Zelenskyy, but he's been in a shit situation since the start. His entire country and economy was bought and paid for by US Senators, congressmen and president Biden's family. The entire country stinks like CIA. They then pushed him into this war with Russia by refusing to deny Ukraine NATO membership and now he's stuck performing circus acts and pr stunts for weapons and equipment. In that situation you can understand the constant lying and begging for equipment. He probably legitimately thinks he's trying to save Ukrainian lives begging for equipment. Mi6 or the CIA would probably put a bullet in him if he surrendered.
Thanks for such a comprehensive update. Your description of how effective Russian attack helicopters are was new information for me. Zelensky should be pleading for Apaches instead of F-16s, aka Russian target practice.
What does puzzle me is why, with its overwhelming fire power, Russia hasn't already won. I know that the Ukranians have had a decade to build defensive positions, and they are tough nuts to crack, but even so. Since Putin's aim is to destroy the Ukrainian military first, and then take the territory he needs, then pounding the Ukranians from defensive positions achieves that objective without the casualties an all-out offensive would entail.
The bigger issue for me is why so few political figures in the US are protesting against the US pouring billions into a corrupt country that is losing a generation of men, a functioning economy and a war it instigated. RFK jr seems to be one of the few speaking out. Trump says he will end the war on day one, but he doesn't say how. Why should Putin stop when Russia is winning and will achieve its objectives and far more? The destruction of the "rules-based world order" and US hegemony is the big prize for Russia and BICS.
Thanks for another informative read.
I'm of the camp that thinks that NATO, still illogically drunk on their own self-perceived cleverness and military prowess, has something planned that they think will dramatically turn the tide their way.
Based on the two sides track records, I also believe they are in for a rude awakening.