“What we have here, is a failure to communicate.”
-Cool Hand Luke
There are so many angles from which to view the war in Ukraine. I’ve tried my best to cover them to get a sense of why we are where we are… which is headed towards a much larger conflict.
Despite my deep cynicism, I am essentially an optimist. I tend to see opportunities for end games that result in humanity walking away from any kind of final solution. And sometimes that means having to look beyond the boundary conditions of the current conflict and see it in the grander context of what humanity is trying to achieve.
So remember, this is my bias. There’s a solution even if things look bleak because humanity has always recoiled from the worst of its excesses when personally confronted with them, at least for a few generations until the memories fade.
In WWII the nominal good guys, the Allies, defeated the nominal bad guys, the Axis, but mainly the Nazis. I’m not one to subscribe to that caricature of events. I know the issues are far deeper than that.
During war both sides’ propaganda becomes the height of reductionist. The other side is bad.
Putin, for his part, is calling Ukrainians both brothers of Russia and Nazis at the same time, overplaying the genocide of Russians in the Donbass. While in the US we’re just calling the Russians by names we would normally reserve for ants invading our kitchen.
This conflict between West and East is a civilizational one where each side uses words in very specific ways which creates the opportunity for this type of reductionist propaganda. Joaquin Flores in my podcast with him tried to elucidate this idea from the Russians’ perspective.
There he talked about what Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov means by the word ‘neutral’ as it regards Ukraine. Neutral to Lavrov and Russia means part of the greater Russian Union State, making Ukraine a partner to Russia similar to Belarus and soon to be Kazakhstan.
The US and those angry ants at British Intelligence who craft the talking points for this war, define neutral like the Swiss: not aligned, a buffer state. And that mismatch in definition is used cynically to promote this idea by NATO and the West that the Russians are not fulfilling their international obligations and justify their helping Ukraine’s heroic defense of itself from a hostile invader.
And Russia is now a hostile invader. That much is true, certainly.
To promote the simplistic narrative is to ignore the last eight years in Ukraine as well as NATO’s advance across Europe over the last 30.
But this is where the unbridgeable gap between East and West lies.
The fault for this gap lies wholly with NATO and the West who have steadily advanced until they reached the Russian border at the Donbass. To discuss this in any other terms is pathetic and just an excuse to exercise one’s inherent racism and bloodlust against Russians.
That is what everyone putting a Ukrainian flag on their Twitter feed is doing whether they realize it or not.
You are not supporting the right to self-determination by a people acting freely here. Ukraine is a puppet state crucial to an aggressive war of conquest by the very people who brought you two years of privation and humiliation over COVID and now want to farm you as tax cattle while living in an unescapable Orwellian Panopticon.
Russia’s list of grievances are as long as any bill that passes through a Congressional committee these days. But the big ones have been the attempts on flipping Belarus and Kazakhstan. These two pivotal countries were victims of failed revolutions to overthrow the governments there and install NATO-controlled puppets, trying to replicate the ‘victory’ in Ukraine in 2014.
Not only did they fail miserably, if anything they furthered Russia’s aims to bring the former Soviet republics back into their orbit and end their flirtations with the West. The only one of these left, really, is Ukraine, the Baltics simply do not matter in any strategic sense.
To discuss this war in anything other than these terms is to purposefully miss the point. And our Neoconservatives in the State Dept. and the White House have absolutely prosecuted foreign policy in that way, showing a level of disingenuousness and willful obtuseness that frankly beggars description without resorting to swearing like a sailor.
That can only lead to the conclusion I have made multiple times. This war was chosen by the West. It was designed this way. All “attempts” at diplomacy by NATO, the UK, France and the US were simply nothing more than time-buying exercises to build up Ukraine’s strength to launch a blitz of the Donbass and sanction Russia for even responding.
Why? Well, frankly, to win and subjugate Russia to our oligarchic system of control, c.f. that Orwellian Panopticon I just mentioned. So, we purposefully use the term ‘Ukraine’ to mean something completely different than what the Russians mean by the name. Ukraine to the West is the pre-2014 border. That hasn’t been reality for eight years.
To the Russians Crimea is Russia, not Ukraine. The Donbass could have been negotiated down but that was refused by the West completely, rejecting the implementation of the Minsk Agreements.
Make no mistake, Minsk II was nothing more than another time-buying exercise by NATO and former German Chancellor Angela Merkel to get Nordstream 2 completed and allow NATO to build up the Ukrainian military to the point where it could credibly blitz the Donbass.
When Putin ordered a massive multi-front invasion he was simply pre-empting an attack that was coming.
The sanctions packages implemented since then were already prepared. They were happening no matter what move Putin made. There was no different outcome here, only the dates on which these events were going to take place.
NATO chose the place. Putin chose the time. Everything else is chatter and noise.
So where are we today?
Both sides believe just enough of their own propaganda as to dig in on their strategies.
Putin and Russia are methodically turning Ukraine into a meat grinder with a 1000 mile front the UAF cannot possibly keep supplied. The initial attack by Russia was designed to knock out logistics behind UAF lines and make it all but impossible for the cells of Ukrainian forces to support each other without ceding large amounts of territory, if they could even get out from under Russian fire control.
The US and NATO think they can now fight a proxy war turning Ukraine into Afghanistan in the 1980’s by sending in billions in weapons and doing everything short of sending in official troops to turn this into an official NATO v. Russia war.
The losses on both sides will be horrific and high. The chaos unleashed on Ukrainian civilians is terrible. The scenes in recently ‘liberated’ Mariupol are heart breaking.
Ukraine should have surrendered early on but Davos and NATO do not want that, because that would end their legal justification to send aid in and the dreams of bleeding Russia white through sanctions and outright theft of their foreign assets.
But the evolution of this war is proceeding exactly as I told you early on. Opening salvos have been fired, now the real war for the future of humanity begins at the legal and financial level.
Russia has made many smart moves in shoring up its financial position. It kept the gas flowing to Europe to leave the communications lines open there. But since the EU are not reliable actors Russia put them on the published ‘unfriendly list’ of countries that now are allowed to pay for their Russian exports in either rubles (announced by Putin earlier this week) or gold (announced yesterday).
The response to this move by the Twitterati today has been hilarious. It’s clear the talking point went out of PR central that Russia is ‘violating its contracts’ by demanding payment in something other than the contracted currency.
In a post-sanctions environment where the currency of the contract is useless to one party of the contract that contract is no longer valid. This is a basic contract of adhesion issue where one party has forced another into a subordinate position vis a vis the contract.
And when that’s the case, the contract as written is invalid. Period.
This lesson can be applied all across this conflict to see where NATO, the US and Europe have abrogated their responsibilities towards Russia over and over again — START, INF, Budapest, Minsk, etc. — and yet still feel they have the justification under international law to call Russia the aggressor and escalate the conflict.
It’s childish and irresponsible but it’s also so endemically Davos. When you’re the superior power you can enforce contract rules or break them and leave the other person twisting. Contracts only matter when people abide by them.
As everyone with some working gray matter has pointed out, Russia has the real power here because it produces what the world needs while the people pushing this war are doing so from an increasingly shaky foundation of paper assets.
So, contracts be damned, it’s gold or rubles for natural gas, unfriendly Europe.
It’s bitcoin or local currencies for everyone else.
Ukraine will be neutral. China will remain friendly. Words matter when a person wants them to matter.
And from where I’ve sat these past ten years the Russians have honored their words while the West has used them as weapons.
If we live in a world where agreements are simply a tactical extension of war then Russia tearing off the band-aid in Ukraine ended that illusion.
Both sides here aren’t listening to the other until one side is forced to, by facts on the ground or in the plumbing of the financial system. The end result will be a world with a new Iron Curtain. The sanctions will stay in place until there is a full political revolution on either side.
My bet is on that happening in the West since it is psychologically and culturally far weaker.
The West and NATO believe they can effect regime change in Russia by costing some oligarchs their yachts. The Russians feel they can grind out a victory on the ground in Ukraine while running out the clock on the petrodollar-and-paper-gold-inflated monetary system of the West.
Neither side has yet taken enough damage to back off from their positions. Biden stood up at NATO in Brussels and told the world food shortages are coming and we must endure them because Russia.
Davos is intentionally, through Biden, Blinken and NATO, trying to destroy the world economy so no one needs Russian energy while killing off millions more useless eaters.
The Russians responded with: We take gold or rubles for wheat and gas, just not useless euros or dollars. At the same time they finished cleaning the Azov battalion animals out of the important port city of Mariupol, key to the chip industry.
Then I read on Zerohedge that the Russians are so thoroughly tired of listening to lying US officials that they aren’t even taking calls on their ‘deconfliction hot lines’ between senior military staff. Only the low-level operators are talking.
But Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement that the Russian officials “have so far declined to engage.”
…“We must avoid a scenario of NATO and Russia sleepwalking into war because senior leaders can’t pick up a phone and explain to each other what is happening,” he added.
The only ones sleepwalking into a NATO/Russia war will be the Neocons who still think some logistics failures around Kharkov and Kiev equal a Russian military weak enough to force into submission. Very soon, Davos will come to the realization they can’t win a war against a united Global South intent on de-dollarizing and repricing their trade in real gold, not their paper, and real barrels of oil.
Then they’ll want to talk.
At that point, unfortunately, the graveyards all across Ukraine, Russia and the West will be overflowing.
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> full political revolution
What is alternative in the US? Both Republicans and Democrats always support
war and the people behind the scenes want escalation (not just with Russia, but also with China).
Europe? They are very lethargic, their foreign policy has been taken over
by the US. What’s alternative to current governments in Europe?
And, Russia has been trying to talk to the US/EU “partners” for years to no avail.
They are done talking until they reach their objectives.
I choose to disagree. Most Republicans (not RINO’S) are against war and only engage as a defensive measure. Democrats and RINO’s love to try to shape the world into what they want it to be. Regime change is their favorite thing to do and it usually backfires and makes another part of the world hate us more.
Ken, as long as someone finds it comfortable nestled in the controlled political boxes carved out by the pathological who keep us dancing to their tune and where their accumulated braindead are jailed, namely democrat or republican, there is no defining moment of enlightenment as that person will only regurgitate the narratives allowed in that box. It’s all a distraction so they can minister to their dog and pony shows while the masses in those boxes stay in their trances. If you really knew what they are preparing for, your knees would buckle and you would dirty yourself. They are masters of psychosis.
“Most Republicans (not RINO’S) are against war….”
But ‘most republicans’ ARE RINOs.
The ‘republicans’ against war you speak of …
…are a handful. Paul? Cruz? Jordan? Greene? Boebert?
He’s talking about something as drastic as ending the constitution, not voting for one of two mainstream political parties.
A few years back, Lavrov commented that the Americans are “not agreement capable.” I guess the seizure of Russian CB gold and reserves demonstrated that Western “values” of things like property rights are not worth the paper on which they are trumpeted as often as virtuous articulations of “our democracy.”
In short, Russia knows it can’t trust the leadership of the West, and as the propaganda mill turns on, it faces an increasingly hostile Western populace. I’m surprised they haven’t already diverted all the resources to other markets and shut off supply to the US and EU, as it is clear the contracts are without any serious meaning. At this point, Putin should simply state that each unit of gold traded for resources must also be accompanied by the same amount of Russian gold or the equivalent value of reserves seized delivered in gold.
Germany has already sworn it will wean off Russian oil and gas within two years. Whether that is possible or not is another story, but it makes it clear that trapped Russian assets are, like Iranian assets held at OFAC since the ‘80s, unlikely to find their way back home for decades, if ever.
The Russians are learning that autarky can be a good thing, and also that a desirable trait of trading partners is that they don’t advance their commercial interests by military aggression.
> Germany has already sworn it will wean off Russian oil and gas
Maybe they will, but at what cost? They may end up buying repackaged Russian gas sold as LNG by a third party (Qatar?).
So, what happens to German industry when their energy
Germany is essentially self-implementing the Morganthau Plan. Destruction of its industry is a feature, not a bug.
Great recap of where we are, as usual, Tom. I know you’re working very hard these days, but we really appreciate your lucid thinking. Looking forward to more podcast appearances as you have really been killing it there.
Davos, neocons are goners with absolute certainty. The question begs to be answered is how much more damage they are willing to inflict before they are flushed down the sewage of history. Great analysis as usual. There are three articles I came across regarding “Trafigura”, which is obviously one of the biggest metal traders.
1-Trading Houses Will Collapse As “Margin Call Doom Loop” Goes Global, Trafigura CFO Warns
2-Pozsar: “We Could Be Looking At The Early Stages Of A Classic Liquidity Crisis”
3-LME Takes Action To Counter Copper Market Mayhem https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/chaos-strikes-copper-town
Your take on Trafigura and its wheeling-dealings would be great to reveal the great “Ponzi Scheme” going on in the west.
Also these two articles on Gold schemes also exposes how the western metal exchanges are desperately hopeless in winning a major economic war. They are really doomed.
1-Will Russian Gold Sanctions Finally Reveal That the Emperor Has No Clothes?
2-Will Russian Gold Sanctions Finally Reveal That the Emperor Has No Clothes? Part II
Just found/discovered your existence via Jim Kunstler.
Wow! I am SO glad I did!!
It’s become a topsy-turvy World where the “good guys” turn out to be the “bad guys”; and the “bad guys” turn out to be the “good guys”!
Or to put it in another way, turns out that the only one to stand up to Klaus Schwab and his band of criminals in the World Economic Forum is Vladimir Putin and his Russia!
Welcome aboard. This is why it is so great to have cross-pollination. I was a little manic in that chat with Jim, but I’m so happy to have done his show after he so graciously came on mine a couple of times previously.
Young John Connor arrived at Crystal Mountain with similar optimism, but once the missiles flew he understood.
And that time is surely upon us – Putin will keep playing the heel until the Davosians launch their CyberTonkin. He’ll rightly deny involvement when they blame him. And after a couple of months of us all freezing in the dark he’ll come to the peace talks when summoned.
What odds they hold them in Geneva?
Zero. Those Davos people are like Lavrov said, not agreement capable. All those people have serious psychical issues and you can not get contact with them like mentally healthy people have. You can not negotiate with those people by the very same reason why you can not show things to the blind person. There is even term for our current governing, pathocracy. Power of the sick people.
If they get us to that point, the peace talks will be a sham – a rubber-stamping of their global governance scheme. To that extent, it is not an agreement but global tyranny imposed on humanity.
They’ll just call it peace talks so we feel good about it.
“Those Davos people are like Lavrov said, not agreement capable.”
Our treaty batting avg. sucks.
Filed under ‘Cherokees, ‘Afghans’, and this time…
‘Soviets’…as in 1991 Bucharest with ‘no more NATO countries’.
Pathocracy. Thanks. I will be using it from now on!
I don’t know how you can even stand to be on Twitter?
“The response to this move by the Twitterati today has been hilarious… Russia is ‘violating its contracts’ by demanding payment in something other than the contracted currency.”
Had the international community simply honored Reichsmarks as money, during the Second World War, the Nazis would not have needed to go find it people’s dental fillings and bridges.
How far we have drifted from any sort of reality in the West. (sigh)
I love how Biden — who doesn’t pay for groceries and doesn’t need to worry about the White House kitchen running empty — has volunteered everyone else for a food shortage. Much like Biden — who gets driven everywhere in a V10 truck masquerading as a limo — doesn’t pay for his own gas. Actually, none of the octogenarians running the country into the ground pay for their own gas.
This is to support a war that primarily benefits Raytheon, Lockheed and corrupt lobbyists who bribe members of Congress because Hunter (and the big guy) are already bought.
What is in this for Americans who will have less food, or more likely have to pay far more for lower quality food?
Where are the kickbacks and bribes for the rest of us Raytheon and Lockheed?
Anon-123: Most working and retired Americans “own” shares of Raytheon and Lockheed in retirement plans, either through direct share ownership, or, via myriad mutual funds, exchanged-traded funds, etc.
I’m perfectly OK with this, for various personal and financial reasons. I’m also OK with people who prefer not to own shares in defense companies, and who take action on their wishes, although making one’s retirement portfolio “defense stock free” is darn near impossible.
On the other hand, I am not OK having JoeBama tell me “Yeah, sure, we’ll have a food shortage, but, I’ll still get my pudding.
I don’t see defense companies, per se, as being bad. However, I am completely against populating the boards of these companies, Congress, and the DC lobbyist corps with self-serving globalists who believe their own garbage about a New World Order.
Thank you for giving us the Washington DC insider perspective, you miserable little crook.
Even if I own 100 shares indirectly thru whatever mutual fund (which is unlikely) — how does that dividend compare with the thousands of dollars in bribes that Congress and staff get from Lockheed and Raytheon every year?
Please don’t make a fool of yourself and try to claim these bribes are campaign contributions. That’s bullsh!t and you aren’t fooling anyone.
You profit from wars, not the rest of the country. Most of us know someone killed or seriously injured in one of your wars. We also know veterans who are neglected by the VA while you and your crooked lot continue to profit after the war from weapons re-stocking.
And when you “retire” from public exploitation, you get a cushy barely-work job with Raytheon or Lockheed or one of the other corrupt institutions.
The generals and admirals who sent other people’s kids into war get to “serve” on the board of these crooked institutions — collecting $200K per year (usually more) to go lobby their friends at the pentagon to waste more money and more lives.
On behalf of every American outside of the beltway, screw you. You are not serving your country, you are serving yourselves.
Now get back to murdering people in Ukraine or funding illegal bioweapons facilities with tax dollars or drone striking (aka murdering) wedding parties. You are truly scum
What fiendishly criminal times we live in. I like to keep in mind that the entire globalist cabal threw all of their cards on the table with the COVID scamdemic. They’ve crossed the Rubicon and there’s no turning back until they’ve secured absolute control. Their alternative is the hangman’s noose. They must have crisis as a means to justify their solutions. We’re in for a long, wild ride.
@Concerned…..I think that is very well said. This is what keeps me up at night. There’s no turning back. These assholes know if SOMEHOW and somewhat accountable government is ever seated their goose is cooked. Just think of all the bribes within the medical community alone. Shit would unravel with a quickness as they would roll on each other all the way to the top. I guess it could be another example of too big to fail. Maybe that’s the trick to crime; go big or go home.
*Concerned* you are 100% correct…
But the HUGE unsolvable concundrum now before the “entire globalist cabal”… that goes far beyond the Ukraine crisis but still necessarily affecting it also… is that these criminal fools never dreamed the possibility that Big Pharma — with clear CDC & FDA collusion + MSM support — would knowingly LIE to everybody, including the ruling class.
Accordingly, the worse about “Covid” is yet to come via the post-vaxx Serious Adverse Effects (short term & long term) of experimental mRNA genetic modifiers, not “vaccines” in any way, shape or form.
These tremendously serious “vaccine” (NOT) side effects currently under way and galloping faster and faster as we speak will mean that mankind will soon have a hard time finding a “normal” human being as we know them. The amount of seriously SICK people in the military or otherwise will be unmanageable.
@Brexit…..your theory certainly explains the carelessness represented by the politicians. We know the multi-national corps (including pharma) rule the roost. Still the plutocrats control the military MAYBE. I have a feeling the Intel Agencies have already been co-opted by the WEF/Davos/Multi Nationals. We have seen politicians including Gavin Newsome have some negative reactions to these so called vaccines. Steve Kirsch is convinced via inside sources Newsom developed Gillian Barre Syndrome after his last booster.
It would be much like that screen cap I have seen floating around on 4chan. A a guy in New Zealand hangs out with an elitist in on the game. He explains to him that the oligarchs had tricked even the politicians and when the vaccines show their true nature the populace tears their respective governments apart. After a couple years of Thunderdome the NWO types step forward to take over everything. It’s interesting rather it be true or a LARP. I don’t think I can post it here.
You probably read my “schizo theory” on China. Honestly it is truly original on my end. I posted it on Igor Chudov’s stack and a couple others but have not gotten any feedback. I can see the US running experiments with different so-called vaccines thinking the Chinese were their best friends. Seems like it would be quite easy for the CCP to trick our scientists. When Uighur Chang dies another is brought in to replace him. It’s even easier to be fooled when you want so hard to believe you have something special.
I believe one of our theories must be correct. No way could Pharma/CDC/FDA be this fucking reckless and stupid. Those groups are either in on it or they were head faked by the Chinese. Either way the Chinese had enough foresight to steer clear of all of those vaccine types. That to me is either a tell or very shrewd.
Again, as I previously stated, I don’t suspect it matters at this juncture. I am 99% certain one of our hypothesis are correct. And neither are very comforting. Enjoyed the discussion immensely.
luke below you say…
@Brexit…..your theory certainly explains etc etc etc.
And by citing Chudov, Kirsch, etc. you clearly reveal how well-versed you are regarding this topic. Still, besides the MANY other world-reknown authorities that most probaby we both also follow closely, there is one Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche and one Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi which I can´t avoid to mention in order to comment very briefly — for reasons of space — regarding your (haha) “schizo theory on China”.
My problems with China are that (a) their zero Covid policy is un-compliable and I can´t possibly fathom no matter how hard I try what in hell are they trying to achieve (b) their Sinopharm – Vero cell “traditional” vaccine still (*) has had some recent issues apparently triggering leukemia in some few children and (**) can´t avoid the probable ADE effect (Antibody Dependent Disease Enhancement) which multiplied by 1.5 billion people could be highly significant and (c) you NEVER EVER NEVER vaccinate massively with anything into the teeth of a pandemic as you´d be asking for sure TROUBLE via immune escape (natural selection) and spanking new lineage generation which would turn your “vaccine” obsolete as has already happened. Only selectively focused vaccination may help out and only after real effective Phase III trials are scientifically concluded, not before, which the Chinese didn´t do either.
Never ever in the history of medicine have we isolated healthy people EVER… let alone indoors whereby aerosol transmission of this respiratory virus is intensified. The solution always was PROPHYLAXIS and TREATMENT both very easily solved 100% since 2020 per FLCCC and McCullough protocols + also others.
RE: “their zero Covid policy is un-compliable and I can´t possibly fathom no matter how hard I try what in hell are they trying to achieve”
I think Tom alluded to this in his last podcast with James Kunstler, when he was talking about the 100/dollar rubber gaskets:
America Has Lost The Trade War With China, And The Real Pain Has Yet To Begin
“China is laying siege to the USA by slowing down production and delivery of goods. It doesn’t take much to hang up US production, just one missing item can do it. So much stuff is sourced through China they can affect all supply chains. Semiconductors are just the canary–because the chains are so long and complex, and specialized materials are required, etc. But it is happening everywhere.”
“I have a little manufacturing company and I am seeing this in supply lines. I sent an order to China for printed circuit boards (US prices are astronomical because of various factors). They don’t get back for a week, then they quote, then I send money, then they sit on it, then I call and they say they are having problems with some process… etc. But all the suppliers are like this, it is not an isolated incident. They are sandbagging.”
“So just as in laying siege, the attackers have the food outside the castle and wait for the people inside to starve.”
“As prices rise the Chinese manufacturers take bigger profits so the slowdown effects on that end are mitigated.”
They can’t openly embargo the United States w/o being taken to the WTO and looking like the bad guy… but what is the United States going to say about protecting the health of their population?
I think it’s clear that the original virus was no more deadly than flu. In Spring of 2020 the huge variation in death rates around the world (or even within states and counties like the USA), was due to treatment alone. Spain and Italy “hardest hit” in Europe (the countries coincidentally in most need of EU bailout before covid even existed), the cesspool big cities in the northeastern USA and deep south with the most deaths. The majority of death occurred in nursing homes which would be rather easy to accomplish because those folks are there waiting to die regardless within 6 months. Any healthy person, young or old, simply didn’t die from this. Clearly what’s killing and injuring people since December 2020 is the shot. But it’s still not killing or severely injuring that many people compared to the billions that got the shots. Perhaps the “real” shot, only in limited batches, is the one killing off or severely injuring quickly after administration (and providing a nice real-world experiment on what they actually do in humans), and the vast majority of people got watered down versions or nothing but saline. The watered down versions are designed to gain new big pharma customers for life by treating life long symptoms. The saline was designed to pad the coffers of big pharma further, and not be too obvious about injecting everyone with poison. I still believe the end game wasn’t necessarily mass die off or even injury, but digital IDs, which they have basically already accomplished. Any kind of death and destruction left over is just icing on the cake for sociopaths that rule us.
A very informative article, although it won’t be a popular view here in New Zealand. They are still running around pre occupied with covid
@Brexit….can’t reply anymore to his thread but you are in this too Uncoffined lol. Everything you say is right on the money. China is experiencing some issues (MAYBE) with their more traditional approach vaccine. Again it could be theater tho. Hong Kong seems to be having serious issues but it may be as you stated quarantining of the healthy as it has never been done before.
ADE has been caused and widely known using traditional (prior to 2020) vaccines with a highly mutable RNA virus. You mentioned not to vax in the mouth of a pandemic. Well if you know that and I know that then by God so does Fauci and his cohorts. It’s virology 101. I suspect they did it to keep breathing life into the disease. Another revelation that breaths life into your theory. Seems we have seen demonstrations of ADE after Omicron. Like I said before better hope like hell this thing doesn’t come back stronger. Vanden Bossche will tell you that this notion viruses will naturally weaken is a fallacy, especially a man made one.
Something hit me after I laid out the schizo theory. The Chinese have been behaving suspiciously since this all kicked off. If they actually pulled what I suggested earlier there’s absolutely zero doubt Pharma/CDC/FDA would know by now. Believe me they know damn well what’s going on. The military studies that were leaked will provide solid data. Yet Fauci & the gang continue to call for more boosters. This leads credence to your theory. If they thought they’d been punked but the Chinese I suspect they would not still be selling the vaccines.
Like I said, it’s gotta be one of the two. I’m at 90% your theory. The problem I have with the hypothesis of most people from our angle that this is all pure stupidity, money, and hubris goes to what Uncoffined said. It’s simply too much risk under most circumstances. “The Rubicon has been crossed.” That makes what we face extraordinary circumstances friends. If it was about money why are those bastards making getting treated with monoclonal antibodies somewhat difficult? They’re expensive and should be a huge money maker for pharma.
Buckle up Gents the fun is only getting started.
about the only thing that Kiwi’s will do is put a Ukraine flag on there facebook page to satisfy there indignant attitude, otherwise the average kiwi is just a passenger in the whole debacle. As for me and my friends, forewarned is forearmed.
One of your best essays from a literary standpoint. Outstanding!
As I posted on your Twitter I believe that the similarity of the last eight years and the way that the west especially Britain treated Germany from 1934 40 41 was earrily similar. Including Munich. All subterfuge leading to am aspirational German Russo war which as both Buchanan and PCR believe was manipulated by the west. Keep those two beasts at each other’s throats was a motto of NATO. Germany down, America in, Russia out.
Putin is welcome to stay in Ukraine for as many years as he can replace 500 dead Russian boys per day. Nobody cares but the boys and their mothers.
You should find another platform other than Patreon.
I’ve been following your free content for some time, and recently started listening to your podcast. I really like the content you produce so I just tried to sign up for a Patreon account for your newsletter subscription, only to immediately have my account suspended on that platform. I guess they didn’t like my email address?
Surely you can find a better platform that isn’t such a willing participant in cancel culture? When you do, I’ll be right there to subscribe.
I also got myself a pre-paid card in hopes to buy a year subscription with it and then Patreon wanted to know more information on me than I am willing to tell them. I didn’t want to be the first to say it but I am willing to pay for content, just not through Patreon.
Then email me to talk about it. Tom dot luongo at outlook dot com
I had exactly the same experience about a year ago with Patreon.
The vast majority of Europe, and the rest of the West (with the exception of the USA where it’s only about half) is trying desperately to kill itself. And I’m not talking about just Davos, which is executing the grand plan. I’m talking about the population itself. In just the last 2 years, they started with covid, then the vaccines, and now isolating Russia and the rest of the East. It’s all very psychotic and disgusting. I’m really pissed off, more so because I’m presently trapped in Europe. If it weren’t for this covid hysteria I would have went back to the USA two years ago. Truth is, I should never have left. I had personal reasons, and in addition it was cheaper to live in the EU at the time. But let’s not mince words — These people are disgusting animals that deserve to be culled. Blame Davos all you want, and I do, but these “things” that make up society here are simply repulsive. I live amongst them on a daily basis, I know. It’s like they took San Francisco, reduced the average IQ and turned it into a continent.
Very good article. I would theorize that the real change that needs to happen is what Curtis Yarvin has mentioned with regard to mostly getting rid of the state department, or simply shutting it down. Do not know if Trump is following this line of reasoning, I have heard him mention that he wants the ability to fire people. I am of two minds with regard to Trump, he sometimes says things that are a great idea, followed up by something incredibly stupid like dressing up fighter jets as chinese assets and bombing russia. Total cringe. Hard to tell if the guy is for peace or just a neocon sellout. We need real leaders instead of people trying to be macho on twitter. If you read martin armstrong, then the other big thing is getting rid of the career politicians, which I firmly agree with him.
Brexitologist wrote, “(c) you NEVER EVER NEVER vaccinate massively with anything into the teeth of a pandemic as you´d be asking for sure TROUBLE via immune escape (natural selection) and spanking new lineage generation which would turn your “vaccine” obsolete as has already happened.”
One should never inject a *non sterilizing device* into ongoing community spread. That is the critical item.
Were these sterilizing products such that the virus was neutralized upon contact with the inoculated, where it dead ended inside those who were exposed to it, there would be very little risk of immune escape. But they knew these devices were non sterilizing against the pathogen in question, because the mRNA transfections only code the body’s cells to produce the S1 (Spike) protein.
The minimal trials that these criminal pharma outfits conducted were not even set up with neutralization as a possibility. This alone, absent any of the many other dots one can connect, makes it an open and shut case that the entire jab program was designed to do harm. And that makes it clear, absent any of the other abundant evidence available, that the entire public health emergency was orchestrated for the purpose of injecting the population with a toxic substance that, as we are learning, will injure and kill over time in myriad ways that are meant to disguise the actual cause of excess deaths that will be a feature of the landscape as we move forward.
In the meantime, on another note, the U.S. has set in motion the end of the $IMFS. And while it is most certainly a case of seppuku, Putin will be blamed for it. Not that this will matter in due course since the side doing the blaming are amongst the most ignominious losers in all of human history. In any case, asking for payment in physical gold amounts to Check in the chess game being played. It will lead to mate, though I agree with Tom that the Neo-Con/Davos contingent not being sane aren’t apt to say Uncle even when they have been well and truly bested.
Ferdinand Butz, I admit you are 100% correct…sorta.
The reason I did not mention “leaky” or “non-sterilizing vaccines” is sheer lack of space as doing so would have also forced me to mention that NOT EVEN with what we have come to consider as “sterilizing devices” — which do not really exist even in the ideal case — would the risk of immune escape actually be zero, let alone in the case of a spontaneously highly-mutating virus such as SARS-CoV-2.
And Ferdinand you of course know the above perfectly well as much as myself when admitting that with so-called sterilizing vaccines “there would be very little risk of immune escape”… So you cautiously say “very little”…but you don´t say ZERO risk, do you ?
Please think that a very LOW risk of 0.1% imposed upon 7.5 billion world population means 7.5 MILLION people highly negatively affected by a SINGLE dose even when vaccinating with an IDEALIZED “non-sterilizing device” which cannot exist. If the risk were 0.5% — still pretty low — we´d be talking about the whole population of Switzerland + Austria + Belgium + Netherlands COMBINED. If we consider double-triple-cuadruple jabbing most of the EU would be at risk.
Still, I am splitting hairs now and still believe your comment is quite valid and definetly constructive Ferdinand.
But now that you brought up the subject, we should also add the maniac criminality in vaccinating as Fauci´s CDC has insisted in doing in the case of a virus which spontaneoulsy mutates (madly ?) into new VOCs and lineages almost as no other viruses do.
Let´s also add that in the history of medicine mankind has NEVER EVER vaccinated massively with absolutely anything into the teeth of a pandemic — sterilizing devices or not — be it polio, measles, smallpox or whatever simply because vaccinating even small groups and with the IDEAL sterilizing vaccine still also entails risks.
And so we have always vaccinated specific groups and NOT absolutely everyone regardless of age, ethnics, comorbidities, pregnancy, etc etc etc etc as done this time around with experimental genetic and visibly TOXIC products.
Most importantly Ferdinand we understand each other and we agree on the terrible consequences that await mankind.
” Is Ukraine Barrelling towards a COVID surge ? ”
per The Atlantic at
Excellent article. Russia will truly DeNaziFy Ukraine and anyone else who thinks or acts like a Nazi which should sends chills down the Neocons spines but likely will not because they are Mentally Deranged.
We have to come to grips with the fact that all of the so called leaders of the West are sock puppets and not actual human beings with any kind of self esteem or desires to do something they themselves created. They have been chosen as such for quite some time and the shit is deep and wide in the cesspool of the West.
I love Daren Beaties work showing how Ukraine was a centralized place for sleaze and corruption for the Elites and now they have to find someplace else. Yes the scum of humanity if you want to think of them as humans were all there in spades. Clintons, Bidens, US State Department Snakes and lots of Oligarchs.
It is a Civilizational and Religious Conflict between Christianity and Satanic Cults like Wokism and the Jewscum. Israel is very quiet aren’t they because true Orthodox Christians are anti-Semitic in the true sense of the word because the Jews Killed The Christ. It baked into the cake so to speak and Russia is a vast majority Orthodox Christian Country right now and they are very very very disgusted with the Western slide to Satanism.
One more thing….
Firstly, I hope you will let my long post in.
Second,, there is one very important question you did not as Flores.
Ask Flores to explain…
WHY EVERY FORMER EAST BLOCK COUNTRY ABSOLUTELY HATES RUSSIA!
Let him squirm uncontrollably.
After all this is what true journalism is all about.
Isn’t it Tom?
Are there some sane minds in Pentagon trying to prevent a wider war leading to WW3 or even a nuclear confrontation? I came across an article at Strategic Culture Foundation which mentions about two recent Pentagon leaks (to media). Some excerpts:
“The Pentagon is engaged in a consequential battle with the U.S. State Department and the Congress to prevent a direct military confrontation with Russia, which could unleash the most unimaginable horror of war.” ….
“Meanwhile, Western corporate media, depending almost exclusively on Ukrainian sources, report that Russia is losing the war, with its military offensive “stalled,” and in frustration has deliberately targeted civilians and flattened cities.
Biden has bought into this part of the story, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal.” He has also said that Russia is planning a “false flag” chemical attack to pin on Ukraine.
But on Tuesday, the Pentagon took the bold step of leaking two stories to reporters that contradict those tales. “Russia’s conduct in the brutal war tells a different story than the widely accepted view that Vladimir Putin is intent on demolishing Ukraine and inflicting maximum civilian damage—and it reveals the Russian leader’s strategic balancing act,” reported Newsweek in an article entitled, “Putin’s Bombers Could Devastate Ukraine But He’s Holding Back. ”….
And any readers here. If you are tired to trying to “read the tea leaves” about what is going on Ukraine, but still want to study something related, I really recommend the lecture linked below. Anthony Sutton was an economic professor in the UC system who then went on to work at Stanford/Hoover Institution:
Antony Sutton – 1976 Lecture Full Length
He gets a couple of things wrong, but when you are working on the bleeding edge of information, it is not hard to get taken in the wrong direction.
Sutton covers a lot of ground in 45 minutes. Like how did Armand Hammer & Henry Ford end up on the side of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany respectively? Or how was it that the same group of US “Socialist Capitalists” ended up financing and planning FDR’s New Deal, the Industrialization of the communist USSR and funding the rebuilding of fascist Germany? Hint: they all had something in common and the Left-Right political divide was immaterial to them. Sutton even predicts that environmental issues will be used to drive international agendas and that there will be a push for domestic travel passports.
All of that struck me as very similar to your WEF/Davos hypothesis (Sutton calls it the X-Factor). It is also interesting that emotions have a lot more to do with decision making than reasons. There was a huge rift in the fabric of American elite society after the Great Depression, between the capitalists who made things (like Ford & Hammer) and the Wall Street financiers/speculators who crashed the system.
I wanted to get back to Sutton years ago, but it was your WEF/Davos hypothesis that retriggered my interest.
And thanks so much for recommending Neal Stephenson’s The Baroque Cycle. The Cryptonomicon is one of my fave books.
Quicksilver is a perfect analogy for our present times – the end of the Interregnum and the birth of Renaissance 2.0.
We all know that Zelenskyy is a Davos man but he’s an even bigger whore trying to survive. This might seem that I am giving him give him credit for what I’m about to say, but being the leader of Ukraine is impossible for anybody under the circumstances. With all these forces that are thrust upon Ukraine especially with the neo-Nazis they have infiltrated every part of the army and government, it has become impossible to find a solution.
Zelenskyy knows he’s lost but if he gave up early there is still all the heavily armed Azov battalions running amok making any peace agreement impossible to implement. Is he and Putin letting the war continue until the Russians have completely decimated the Nazis, allowing any moderate war weary Ukrainians if there is any to be found, to form a government under Putin’s dictates of course in wester Ukraine? Without Azov being mostly eliminated within 48 hours of the peace treaty being signed they will run Zelenskyy balls through a meat grinder and feed them to their dogs. Just a thought.
How is the weather in Moscow? You certainly know how to write Russian propaganda. If it is so wonderful in Russia, why not go live there?!
You also show your true colours here: “In WWII the nominal good guys, the Allies, defeated the nominal bad guys, the Axis, but mainly the Nazis. I’m not one to subscribe to that caricature of events.” So the gas chambers mean nothing to you? How can you seen any good in the Nazis?
I don’t think you understand where Tom is coming from. You say you care about the Nazi and the gas chambers, Tom does care as well, but our elites do not. See:
The Best Enemies Money Can Buy: An Interview with Prof. Antony C. Sutton
You are operating from the “1st Level of Information”:
Antony Sutton – 1976 Lecture Full Length
Did you ever wonder why Walter Duranty of the New York Times (the US paper of record) told his readership that the Moscow Show Trials were legitimate, and that The Great Terror and the Holodomor were fictions? Go read “The Gray Lady Winked” by A. Rindsberg and you will discover it was because the connected, oligarchic Sulzberger family, the owners of the NYT told him to cover it that way, so as not to disturb American businesses interests in the USSR. And those interests are covered in detail by Sutton.
So, you have American business interests directly involved in funding the Holocaust, Holodomor …and NATO expansion:
From Ukraine to Yemen, US arms Industry Reaps the Spoils of War
And look China today, thanks to US corporations wanting to open up the Chinese market, Hong Kong was just swallowed up and Taiwan will be next.
So, after you have gotten through the above material, “I’m not one to subscribe to that caricature of events” will make much more sense to you.
Pepe Escobar mentioned Prof. Anthony Sutton the other day, and that rekindled my interest in his extensive body of work. If you really want to understand Tom’s WEF/Davos thesis, I really recommend revisiting Anthony Sutton.
Anyone who is a libertarian after 2015 and isn’t a libertarian for the reasons of covering up the corruption of big business in the west or asking “what if the child consents” has heard of these things, knows these things, and is serious in their conviction to libertarianism.
This really is the biblical end of the ages isn’t it? If Russia and her allies have stealth financial weapons, the West is in a whole world of trouble – in fact, it may already be anyway. This could all melt up or down very quickly I think, like here and now, next week. There is no middle ground when the West’s playbook is a palimpsest of 1917, with interlinear traces of 1942, and judging by Biden’s last few appearances, Nero’s criminally insane doodles.
God help us all, seriously.
The “war” is an eyeball magnet, so you don’t notice people dropping dead from the Aids injections. The evil we are dealing with is truly beyond comprehension. God help us all.
Nuland’s Nazis are now surrounded in what used to be eastern Ukraine.
It is Nuland’s Nazis who received training and weapons from the CIA, courtesy of Obama’s foreign policy team. Just curious how this democracy thing works… who outside of Washington DC was consulted on sending weapons and CIA / special forces trainers to Nuland’s nazis?
Because it is Nuland’s nazis that were killing people in Donbas, giving Putin reason to intervene. Ukraine is just another CIA op gone bad — like the Iran revolution, like Afghanistan, like Libya, like so many others. CIA agents are federal employees, sucking money from taxpayers. They are supposed to work for us… in a democracy anyway.
They funded and trained Nuland’s Nazis with the same care they gave to training al-qaeda, formerly known as the Mujadeen when the CIA had them fighting Soviets. Once again, the CIA found a group of half-wit crazies and gave them military grade weapons and the training to use them. What’s the worst that could happen? The crazies later fly planes into the World Trade Center? Fat chance of that!!! Wonder what Nuland’s Nazis will do after Ukraine is pummeled into rubble.
While we are asking tough questions, who in this “democracy” approved funding gain of function research in Wuhan? I know unelected federal bureaucrats signed off on it and sent taxpayer money, but who among “the people” were asked?
Who among “the people” were asked about funding bioweapons research in Ukraine? I guess Hunter Biden got some kickbacks. And some federal bureaucrats at the DoD / Pentagon sent millions to Metabiota to build the labs. But among the common man/woman supporters of Joe Biden or Donald Trump … who the F#ck approved building these bioweapons facilities?
The US federal bureaucracy is made up of rancid criminals. Putin is supposed to be a strongman running Russia. He’s doing exactly what he is supposed to do.
The criminals in Washington are supposed to be honest and support democracy. Instead, we have a capital city full of crooks
Victoria Nuland is Jewish. Banderistas are not really Nazis in the western sense either. Russians scream and shout about them using Nazi imagery because of “the great patriotic war” but frankly they aren’t interested in Nationalism, Socialism, or any combination of the two. They’re soccer hooligans and criminals who like CIA money and attracting lost and nihilistic people from the west to kill America’s enemies in Eastern Europe. At least they were soccer hooligans and criminals and nihilists. Now they’re all just dead bodies.
@cthulu — you need to work on your reading comprehension skills. The CIA used a bunch of muslim extremists to wage a proxy war in afghanistan, despite the fact that few if any CIA operatives were even moderate muslims.
And that b!tch Nuland is using her Nuland’s Nazis to wage a proxy war in Ukraine. Her and the Obama foreign policy nightmare team have been waging this proxy war since, at least, 2014-15.
The crazies in ukraine self identify as nazis. Its their terminology, not mine.
Your comment about Nuland’s alleged religious observances shows you didn’t bother to actually read anything before commenting. We are all dumber having wasted time reading your comment.
Its great if you want to present a counter argument to mine or anyone’s comment — but kindly take a few moments to read and understand others comments. You may have read my comment, but you obviously didnt understand it.
I think the only plausible explanation for what we are seeing is that Trump or someone has slipped an agent into Sundowner’s care team, and they are feeding him some kind of truth serum, along with the Temazapan and the Donepezil. It’s now just a matter of time before he blurts out:
“I don’t think it’s any secret that we don’t give a flying fuck about any of the Goddam Europeans or Ukies, or our own troops for that matter, all we’re here for is to kill all Russia’s men, build a giant 1000 woman coke-brothel for Hunter, steal all Russia’s natural resources, sniff Russian women’s hair, and get right up close to the border of those little yellow people where we can lob some dangerous chemicals at them. And Germany can’t do a darn thing about it.
There, that told y’all.”
Its pretty shocking how many retired US generals are on MSNBC and CNN this weekend pontificating about what Putin is thinking and doing.
Not one of these schmucks ever fought a single battle against Soviet or Russian troops (thank God for that).
They are all supposedly retired and thus supposedly have limited access to US military connections. By all accounts, all communication between the US and Russia has been cut off, so even if the retired schmucks are illegally accessing classified info, there isn’t anything there. The current US generals aren’t talking to current Russian generals — ergo they can’t be passing along non-existent info to the MSNBC schmucks.
US military doctrine involves dropping bombs from really expensive airplanes. Russian doctrine involves pounding cities with a lot more shells fired from artillery. Based on terrain, one or the other might be superior, but generals skilled in one doctrine will not know as much about the other…. And for US armchair warriors, keep in mind that our bombs from expensive airplanes FAILED TO WORK in both Iraq and Afghanistan — insurgents survived for over a decade and prevailed in both theaters. Maybe the Russian artillery concept will work better? Maybe not. But it will cost a tiny fraction of what the US generals spent without achieving much at all.
So we have a bunch of people who never had any direct experience fighting Russian troops and very importantly DID NOT SEE ANY OF THIS COMING…. but now that all communication is cut off they supposedly know what Putin is thinking.
By any objective analysis, its a bunch of retirees who don’t know anything making uninformed guesses about a subject they have little to no training in.
Unfortunately, that’s pretty much how leadership in the US works right now — even among the non-retired “leaders”
Claiming Russian strategy in Ukraine by saying the Russians “bomb with artillery instead of high precision bombs” is far off the mark. The Russians are, or at least did in Mariupol, going from room to room to clear out the Banderistas. Why? Because the American strategy is to draw Russia into a long war in Ukraine and bleed them dry like in Afghanistan in the 80’s. The Russians don’t want this to happen and have great potential to prevent such an outcome if they are very careful about collateral damage unlike the U.S.
In the areas of Ukraine Russia is eyeing up as a potential buffer state Russian speakers are either a majority or a significant minority. This already gives the Russians a huge advantage at preventing a prolonged guerilla war but if they acted recklessly, expecially when dealing with Banderistas who take civilians as hostages to be used as shields (probably grabbing Russian speakers first) they could literally and figuratively kill their support base before the invasion is over. That is why their progress is so slow. They cannot afford having to rebuild a whole country that is in full mad max mode after the war, or perhaps they could but they do not consider doing so worth the risk. Plus Ukraine has historically either been a part of Russia or have been ethnicity and religiously close to Russia. If some gangsters took your cousin hostage in his home you wouldn’t burn the house down to kill the gangsters, because you wouldn’t kill your cousin. Same deal with Ukraine and Russia.
@cthulu — you suck at basic reading comprehension.
I wrote about retired generals pontificating about a subject they know very little about, and have zero insider information about… and you replied with a long diatribe about a completely different subject.
Retired US generals shooting their mouths off on MSNBC was what my comment was about.
Your “reply” has absolutely nothing to do with what I wrote. Zero. Its like you have no reading comprehension skills at all.
Perhaps submit a new comment, and then you can go off on your little side discussion. But if you reply to someone else’s comment, there is an expectation that your reply will have some connection to the comment you are replying to.
Anon-123 I have to agree with much of what you said and would pretty much write off anything you see in the Western media. I have been following this thing from day one, in the Russian language press (small blogs and news sites) as they go from village to village and from bridge to bridge and then transferring that to Google Earth. And from doing that, you get a 180 degree picture from the one presented to Americans. And then those US generals take a fabricated Ukrainian events/statistics and go on for hours about the Russians running out of ammunition etc. I can easily find 10 stories that have been fabricated by the Ukrainians that have been conclusively debunked, from the “Ghost of Kiev” to the “Snake Island Defenders”… if they are lying on those occasions you can assume they are lying about all of the rest.
I think the hardest thing for Americans to accept is that they have been cut off from the real world by the US corporate media. The news simply isn’t true, from Russiagate to Covid19 to the war in Ukraine. This is from 1976, but it still applies today:
THE THREE LEVELS OF INFORMATION
Prof. Antony Sutton, Stanford University, Hoover Institution
Right now there has been a strange pause in the Russian military campaign. They don’t seem to be in any hurry to finish this. And I suspect that has to do with what Tom has laid out in this article here. I imagine right now that there are bankers and Wall Streeters swarming the CIA and Whitehouse pointing out, to the Peter Strzoks and Victoria Nulands of the world, just what is going to happen when Russia begins trading oil for gold. And, in addition, asking how they are going to get their products out of China with all of the ports shutting down? If you think that is being caused by Covid19, then I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.
There is quite a Potemkin Village aspect to the Western paper-dollar economy and Putin seems to have picked April 1st as the day to expose it. When Europe opens its NG taps and nothing flows out.
So, I think the next phase of this is going to be economic rather than military… for the next week at least. IMHO
AnonX yes simple and to the point: “I think the hardest thing for Americans to accept is that they have been cut off from the real world by the US corporate media. The news simply isn’t true, from Russiagate to Covid19 to the war in Ukraine”.
Bravo! Brilliant comment!
America’s achilles heel is that she has planted one foot in Europe. It took a load of frenetic phone calls from BNP, Société Générale, and Deutsche Bank on the eve of the sanctions, to get them dialled back. As they originally stood, the three aforementioned banks, heavily involved in energy insurance, would have, in their own words, gone to the wall. So we came within hours of a global financial crash, because of the incompetence of European leaders, which perhaps is partly the consequence of the dual-control governmental structures within Europe. But it is questionable whether the Americans also understand the complex derivative structures beyond their shores. It is an axiom of history that empires crumble in the periphery first, and it would be fitting if the European colonies were the matchstick to the tinder.
Europe is really grinding to a halt right now.
Diesel supplies could become as rare as hens’ teeth. The entire industrial and retail supply chain is in peril. The ruble sanction is absolute – pay in rubles or no gas. Italy has already capitulated. The ruble sanction could also be applied to oil, for maximum pain. As the collapse becomes contagious, logic tells me that it will spread to the US.
I am absolutely no economist, but these things look baked in the cake now.
Not a new Iron Curton but WWIII… accidents happen….
I am interested in exactly how the payment in rubles would be accomplished. Obviously, even if allowed, which it isn’t I suppose, one could not go to the RCB and exchange euros for rubles … that is the point … they don’t want rubles. I imagine that to obtain rubles, you need to sell something to Russia and accept payment in rubles. But, right now that isn’t possible for the West either. Can China buy from Russia in rubles and exchange these for euros, for example. But, whatever mechanism might work, how is it going to work in 3 days?
Sorry for the careless typos. ‘they don’t want euros’ …
The “something” you are rightly looking for to sell to Russia in exchange of Rubles is the chemical element No. 79 a.k.a. as gold.
What do you think … Glazyev.
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