- Unstoppable Russian blob slowly eating its way down from Izium,
- Bodies on the street are so passé—Ukraine has flashier war crimes in mind,
- There won’t be a UN investigation or anything at all, it’s just daily “Jello on the wall”,
- I FOUND THE PREGNANT YOUNG LADY FROM MARIUPOL—Zelensky won’t be pleased,
- An account from a Mariupol hospital volunteer,
- Ukraine is the greatest gift to the military-industrial complex since… Afghanistan,
- Why sending heavier equipment to the Ukraine won’t work,
- The Ukraine will be destroyed… and then YOUR problems begin
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We’ll get to more exciting things shortly. Below is a video of a garage full of Humvees—some intact but in need of wheels, some damaged, some being cannibalized for parts—in Mariupol. You don’t need a translator to know the Chechen serviceman is thanking Brandon for the vehicles.
There’s mountains more gear that has been captured by Russian and Donetsk forces, but this stood out for me, because the stuff is so obviously American.
The below video is at least a few days old, but I didn’t have a chance to post it earlier. It shows Donetsk soldiers “inprocessing” captives of the Ukraine’s 36th Brigade—checking them for Nazi tattoos, knives or other naughty objects, and possibly taking their ID’s, to be run against a list of nasties put together by Donetsk intelligence.
All in all, as of this writing, at least 1460 personnel of the 36th Brigade have surrendered in Mariupol.
The only resistance is now an estimated 1500 to 2500 Azov (among them several hundred foreign nationals, who have been with the Azov for years in some cases) inside the steel factory complex, which is huge—as I understand, a square kilometer or more.
With no civilians in the factory, Russia has begun using strategic aviation to drop very heavy ordnance on its suspected strongpoints.
Russian intelligence estimated there were 8100 Ukrainian army and marines, Azov, border guard, and state security men in Mariupol as of when the city was definitively sealed off around March 9th or so. (This is much lower than the Ukraine’s public estimate.) Besides those at the steel plant, the balance is now either dead, in captivity, or has successfully fled the city in small groups in a disorganized fashion.
I need to update my April 10th estimate on Ukrainian losses.
I am walking back my call on a big advance to seal off the Donbass THIS MONTH. It’s clear Russia has changed track (relative to late February) and is now taking a very slow, cautious, methodical approach.
With large forces still redeploying or in reserve, Russia is slowly advancing south and southeast of Izium. The goal appears to be to draw out and destroy as much Ukrainian human and material strength as possible, rather than quickly taking territory.
On this front alone, tens of Ukrainians are being killed or taken prisoner every single day. There is quite a bit of photo/video evidence, and it’s probably just the tip of the ‘berg. Russia also takes losses, but these are nowhere near comparable. It is apparent that Ukrainians in this area are increasingly reservists who are, for the most part, motivated but not well trained or led.
It’s becoming clear, the Ukraine has no more career military men (in available, ground maneuver units) to plug its various holes with.
Attacks inside Russia
Cross-border attacks into Russia (exclusive of the Azov launching bad things across the water into Krasnodar) have stopped cold for the last 48 hours, after Russia threatened to bomb Ukrainian generals in their offices in Kiev.
Seeing bombed-out homes and wounded children inside Russia on day 50 of the war (!!!), was NOT a good look for the Russian government. But, that has stopped for the time being.
In the “WTF?” Department…
Some idiot Ukrainian(s) not only signed up for the Territorial Defense militia, but brought his/their sons along for the journey. Look at these idiots tapping away on their phones, while the boys pose with rocket-propelled grenades:
Mainlining “ordinary” war crimes through your eyeballs gets old—what new thrills await?
The Ukraine’s propaganda branch understands how to keep the world’s peasants engaged. They know they can’t just keep showing a few bodies here, a few there, and expect the scum to remain interested. The scum demand new sensations.
So, propaganda branch has shifted to a “rape focus.”
For just one example: Below is an official release from the Ukraine Security Service, in their long tradition of, “We hacked the enemy’s phone connection, recorded them talking, and put it on the Internet.”
This one is supposed to be an excerpt from a recording of an intercepted phone call between an unnamed (of course) Russian soldier and his unnamed (of course) lady friend.
The entire length of it, translated by me, goes like this:
Lady: “And so, you go ahead there, you rape the Ukrainian broads, and don’t say anything (to me), understood? (Giggle.)”
Lady: “Today, I…”
Soldier: “…(unclear)… You asked not to say anything to you.”
Lady: “Yes. So I don’t know anything. (Giggle.) What of it?”
Soldier: “I can, yes?”
Lady: “Yes, I allow it. (Giggle.) Just use protection. (Giggle.)”
I can vouch, the Ukraine Security Service has seen better days. Their product was once believable.
As I said, the propaganda focus has shifted to rape.
Going by Ukrainian government sources, the BBC claimed that 25 females as young as 14 years of age, were held in an ISIS-type sex slave dungeon in Bucha, near Kiev, by Russian forces, and that eight of them are now pregnant.
That was quite a bit more than a few days ago. I’ve heard no follow-up. There won’t be any. They’ve moved on. It’s simply Jello thrown at the wall.
MSM news consumers will eat up anything, because they have no critical thinking skills. What’s new?
Over here, the Pentagon has picked up on it. Its spokesman’s daily news brief recently included an item on how 50-some women have called in to a hotline to report sexual wrongdoings by Russian forces.
Yes, I’m sure something very bad happened to someone. But how does the Pentagon know how many women, or that there’s even a hotline at all? The Ukraine told them. “Believe all Ukrainians!”
Well, if you believe this guy, you will believe anything. This is Oleksiy Arestovich, a special advisor to the Office of the President, and unofficially, the Ukraine’s de facto “propaganda minister”, who has been quoted and cited by CNN, Reuters, and many, many other media.
(Interestingly, his acting career is not mentioned on his English-language Wikipedia page, LOL.)
Yes, he’s a rainbow, as is Zelensky, most likely. But, that’s neither here nor there. Some of the greatest bullshit artists in history were perfectly “straight.”
Watch what they do or don’t do—NOT WHAT THEY SAY!
If there were “large-scale” or “systematic” war crimes committed near Kiev, the accusers and their supporters would be howling for a crack United Nations team to get down there ASAP and start investigating—especially now that Kiev is totally safe, free and clear of Russians.
Instead, the UK beat the U.S. to vetoing a proposal from Russia to discuss the matter at the UN.
Of course, they don’t want to discuss it. It’s not on the legal plane. It’s in the PR domain. You don’t investigate PR.
Watch what they do or don’t do, not what they say.
I found the girl
I tracked down the pregnant Instagram model from the famous maternity ward that got hit in Mariupol in early March.
She evidently left town some time ago.
Below is an interview with her, in which she claims that she had been denied entry to, or kicked out of (it’s not clear), the first Mariupol hospital ward that she had gone to, because Ukrainian soldiers came and took it over, because it had solar batteries and they wanted the electricity.
At the ward she went to after that (the one that got hit), hungry Ukrainian soldiers showed up and stole some of their food.
She seems a bit vague or coy on how “they” ended up taking such good, calm photos of her, after the shelling. I suspect someone was aware of her status as an amateur local model and beauty products promoter, and she was “persuaded” one way or another into an ad-hoc photo-op. But, that’s just my hunch.
What were the Ukrainian army and Azov defending in Mariupol?
We know Ukrainian forces in Mariupol were not defending Ukrainian citizens in Mariupol. They were defending the Ukrainian state. The civilians were just part of the scenery. This is not the Warsaw Ghetto where the defenders had tens of thousands of their own people at their backs, and had to feed them and so forth. This was “survival of the soldiers” at everyone else’s expense.
The lady at around 5:30 to 15:25 of the below video, is very well informed—it’s not clear, but she seems to have been spending her retirement as a volunteer with her local hospital. (BTW, the subtitled English translation is not great, but it gets at least something across.)
She makes the following claims:
- Early in the siege, the hospital was ready for operations and expecting to take in many new patients, but the Ukrainian army came and took all the ambulances. After that, people in need, had to rely on volunteers to drive them to the hospital.
- There was a makeshift well in her neighborhood, which many people were using to get water. The Ukrainian army didn’t like so many people milling about that area, so its tanks shot up the area, to make a point and stop people from coming.
- A Ukrainian tank used the hospital as cover. Ukrainian mortar teams would set up near the hospital, take their shots, and quickly leave. The hospital was being used in this manner because Ukrainian forces knew their enemy would be cautious about striking back at this location.
- When the Donetsk forces showed up, they provided bread and water, and evacuated the seriously injured and the hospice patients (presumably, to Donetsk city or to Russia.) The Ukrainian forces did nothing for anyone except themselves.
- She had seen herself as a Ukrainian citizen; now she’s not so sure.
As I wrote months ago, the Ukraine will be the greatest gift to the military-industrial complex since… Afghanistan
What you hear on CNN about military aid to the Ukraine, has always (since 2014) been the tip of the iceberg.
Poland is reportedly aiming to send 300 million small arms rounds to the Ukraine. Looking at potential willing participants who might have goods they don’t need, the sheer available volume for such a “donation” of Soviet 7.62mm ammunition does not exist at present. It must be manufactured.
Turkey has been involved in an effort to procure this ammo throughout the developing world, then send it to Poland for movement into the Ukraine. Among other sources, a large contract has or is being placed with the Bishkek Stamping Plant in the Kyrgyz Republic, former USSR.
Ross Perot’s “giant sucking sound” will be coming from the Ukraine—it will be a giant vacuum cleaner.
Polish intelligence has been using professional smugglers to bring replacement Stinger missiles and many other weapons in vans and SUV’s across the Ukraine border. Traditionally, these vehicles would be equipped with secret compartments under false bottoms or whatnot. Now, of course, no one is checking, but the smugglers are brave and they’re available.
Of the roughly 10,000 U.S. uniformed personnel in Poland today, at least 2000—probably some of the 82nd Airborne, as well as Patriot missile crews—are at the Rzeszow airport, about 40 miles from the Ukrainian border.
This is the location where all NATO country arms deliveries are transferred from cargo planes to ground vehicles for movement into the Ukraine.
The below video is most likely of the U.S. Army camp at the Rzeszow airport. It’s not hidden, anyone can drive by and film it. The MSM will never show it to you, because seeing this (and other camps like it) could “bring it home” and turn Americans hard against this business.
Uncle Sam is on track to offload just about all his surplus gear onto the Ukraine. He’s just getting warmed up. They are talking about self-propelled cannon and hundreds of M113 armored vehicles, not to mention 40,000 rounds for the cannon, counterbattery radar stations, helicopters, you name it.
You can see, Russia is doing so “poorly” that Uncle Sam and his hegemonic bloc are in a panic, responding in incoherent ways, doing the same dumb things over and over again.
I mean, how’d all those Javelins work out? Does anyone remember them? I thought they were going to change everything!
Sending more, larger, and heavier equipment to the Ukraine, won’t do anything, other than seal the total destruction of the Ukraine, and its transformation into a starving European Somalia with nuclear power plants.
As I’ve written before, Russia will escalate by destroying the bridges over the Dniepr, preventing the equipment from reaching its destination, while also permanently destroying what’s left of the Ukraine’s economy, making the eastern half totally dependent on Russia for its subsistence.
The 40,000 155mm rounds that Uncle Sam plans to send to the Ukraine, which would arm 18 self-propelled howitzers that Uncle Sam plans to send to the Ukraine, can be moved long distance only by rail. Before that happens (or as it happens), Russia will destroy the railroad switches, bridges, or other infrastructure, or rocket or bomb the trains en route.
Next, the 10 counterbattery radar stations that Uncle Sam plans to send, would need highly-trained crews to be effective, and to be integrated within the Ukraine’s existing artillery units.
Problem is, the Ukraine’s existing heavy artillery units are mostly destroyed already. Most of the personnel are dead, deserted, in hospital, in captivity, or (more likely) pinned down somewhere in a bunker in the Donbass, not utilizing their skills.
Training new personnel is not an option—Russia has been bombing or rocketing recruit staging areas, training grounds, etc., killing hundreds and hundreds. It’s gotten so bad that Zelensky has cancelled the spring call-up.
At this point, no one is going to make good use of those radars. It’s like donating tent stakes or lawn chemicals to someone who needs to change the tires on their car.
Next item. Russia has already destroyed over a hundred Ukrainian helicopters, over two-thirds of the fleet. Will sending in another 11 change anything? Very soon, there won’t be any fuel for them, anyway.
Folks, this is not a video game.
The USSR was able to incorporate some Anglo-American hardware and to train army, after army, after army, after army in 1941-1943 (as they were progressively destroyed or partially chewed up), in part because it had a rear area.
The Ukraine has no rear area. Anything can blow up anywhere at any time.
The Ukraine is also just about out of idiots who want to die for Zelensky and the Maidan cult.
They can round up all the men they want, but there’s no more fresh, new, willing manpower that will stand and fight. Whoever is under arms right now, is all there is. There’s no more “bench.”
As I have said more than once, and I said it weeks or even months before the war, it won’t be a “peoples’ war.”
I’m NOT saying the people are all for Russia, but once the Ukrainian army (and some number of yahoo militia who don’t quite reflect or represent the public) is run down, that’s it. The supply of fresh, motivated bodies is very limited.
Of course, the U.S. and its bloc will keep sending more and more stuff, regardless of what happens to the stuff. What else can they do? Their populations don’t want to get involved directly.
The Ukraine will be destroyed… and the Four Horsemen will come to YOU
Recall the 300 million rounds.
300 million rounds is enough to keep the war going (at least as an Afghanistan-style conflict) for several years. As I’ve said, the Ukraine will be totally destroyed.
I have written repeatedly, since the first days of the war, that if Brandon and the Europeans keep pushing Saint Zelensky to fight, and keep arming and escalating and raising the stakes, rather than trying to make a deal…..
…..it will lead to the total destruction of the Ukraine, turning it into a very well-armed, starving Somalia in Europe, with a number of severely under-maintained nuclear power plants—one or more of which will go up into the air, likely sooner than later.
And, as has been established already, the global fertilizer shortage (made much worse by U.S. sanctions on Russia and Belarus) coupled with Ukrainian wheat going offline, means that up to 100 million Africans will need to get off the planet, or at least, leave Africa. It will be a sight. And this is just what we know for sure, so far.
I’m calling it now, the Four Horsemen are coming. This will affect you. Some of my “VIP” readers may think they are immune, living in $1.5 million row houses on Capitol Hill or wherever. You’re not immune. In fact, DC will be the pits.
EVERYONE HAS FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE CORONA.
Yes, we’re told it’s becoming a common cold, it will be in the background from now on. But some of us have studied history.
I believe what we’ve had so far, is only a preview. I think corona is one of the “Four Horsemen.” Right now, this horse is down by the river for a drink. It’s coming back. Things will come together. I fear the timing will be perfect.
Not only would it be far more deadly, but they will have to invent trillions more dollars, euros, etc. to pay people to sit at home again, which may turn high inflation into hyperinflation.
And, if it comes back big as I think, the vakk-si-ney-tedd will be bludgeoned, as it’s already HOLY SCIENCE that they are much, much more susceptible to infection, because they have lost all ability to produce effective, “innate” antee-baw-dees to the pathogen.
We lucked-out with the weak Oh-mee-krawn, but it’s just a matter of time before a much deadlier strain arises that will ALSO bypass the vakkseen-conferred antee-baw-dees, same as Oh-mee-kron did.
I mean, common sense tells you the chances of that NOT happening are very low.
I wrote last summer that corona—with all its variants, which will never stop, there won’t be enough Greek letters—won’t cease to be a problem until most people have actually caught it hard and recovered. The vakk-seenz were always just a temporary band-aid.
This is just common sense.
Now, we’re in a much, much, much worse place; we know the vakk-si-ney-tedd (at least, those who took the leading brands) can’t produce “innate” antee-baw-dees.
This is a totally man-made, predictable recipe for disaster like we’ve never seen, and I think it will come right on cue with the acceleration of inflation, food shortages, a Russia-Europe gas payments dispute, etc.
In countries such as Russia and the Ukraine, where the majority (or close to it) are either un-vakk-si-ney-tedd OR got vakk-si-ney-tedd after acquiring natural immunity, the populations should do much better, not to mention that Russia used a viral-vector vakk-seen that may be less disruptive to the immune system.
Of course, the Ukraine has other problems.
But I’m sure JCrew (below) will figure it out.
Given how the Russians are fighting now, do you still believe the losses will be 4:1 on Russian’s favor? I am thinking the ratio should be even higher. What chances does the Ukrainians have of actually engaging the Russian arm forces? If there are mostly one sided killing from the Russians, how would the Russians incur large casualties?
Another referral from The Duran. Who can you recommend as the best military analysts with a 180 degree opposite viewpoint? I am fully on board w your picture, in sync w Scott Ritter, Col MacGregor and others. But I want a counter narrative to be sure.
I dunno. Check out Fox, CNN, or MSNBC.
Thanks for the blog. I too arrived here via The Duran.
I think you overestimate how guaranteed your Covid outcomes are.
The immune deficiencies and potential disorders along with contracting the disease from any given vaccine are all the products of science and testing, not common sense. We agree on the risks though.
mRNA vaccines are poorly understood as of yet. The same could be said for Corona and other viruses. We really don’t have a handle on it yet that I can see.
Imo we are indeed guaranteed to have more pandemics, particularly as our population grows. I don’t believe we know the risks of evolutionary pressure creating a more deadly Corona. It’s not guaranteed but a huge risk from what I understand.
Yes. We lucked out.
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You are great, man! Keep up the good work and fighting for the truth! I dived in your Blog after The Duran’s boys recommend you.
Jacob, would be interested to read you weighing in on Gustavo Lira and his whereabouts. Many of us on pins and needles for news about him.
Sorry, I’m sure he is dead.
Well well, he’s alive.
Add me to the list of new readers due to Alexander Mercouris. When will we see you on The Duran?
This page is also getting traffic via the comment page (for April 18, 2022) at MoonofAlabama.org (comment # 218), which credits Mercouris for the heads up.
Keep up the honest journalism. I came here b/c Duran’s recommendation.
Great analysis. A sane voice amongst a sea of wishful thinking and propaganda. One thing which no one seems to want to talk about is the economy of Ukraine. How many businesses have gone bankrupt and will go bankrupt soon? How would an ordinary person survive economically? If they run out of money, and the flow of refugees continues or is increased, will Europe be able to cope? Potentially 30 million people going to Europe has a huge impact on the European economy. For this reason alone, a long drawn out war is good for Putin. Time is on his side. In time, Ukraine will be emptied of most of the anti-Russian population because the economy has collapsed. In fact, he may not even want the Ukraine front to collapse too quickly. Drag this war out for a year and your cleanse Ukraine of most of the anti-Russian population.
Thanks to Trump! I was blind folded and believed in all American institutions. He opened that can of worms. Deep corruption at all levels mostly at the highest, where politics prevails. The field will eventually be leveled. Money will eventually dry out. The great empires will fall if their foundations are weakened. History repeat itself.
I am so eager now to find the truth, and it is not easy considering that true journalism is dead.
Thanks for your reporting. The Mexican-American War of 1846-48 under Pres Polk is almost NEVER taught in US schools. It was a criminal land grab to steal massive territory from a weaker Mexico. A template for future theft by the US GOVT. California was added to the US (& much of the US SW) and as soon as the ink was dry on the treaty, ending the war, gold was discovered in California. The MIC and US oil companies are the obvious “winners” in this unnecessary US/NATO sponsored war. Ukraine is just a box of tissues to be used and disposed of. The American dream is to have Putin overthrown and a quisling put in charge to “lead” a broken Russia to pay “war reparations” (forever). The hoped for theft of natural resources of Russia and Ukraine looks like too good of a deal to pass up. My biggest surprise is how fast the US citizenry signed on to this absurd adventure, following so close on the heels of our twenty year misadventure in Afghanistan. War…America’s #1 export. Found you through Alex and thanks again.
The Greek boys from the Duran sent me. Thank you !
also here through alexander
I’m here because your blog was highly recommended by Alexander of The Duran. I thankful that I did. Good work and very insightful.
Does the Wagner Group come into play in Ukraine or are they just like an everyday contractor like a blkwtr
Wagner has been involved in the Donbass, that is confirmed.
Wow. Clicked on link supplied by Alexander Mercouris and feel I have just been let into the inside of the tent. Great stuff. Thx will sign up
hi, great work. do u think the western elites real objective with the war is to break their own economies to bring about this great rest ?
It’s not their conscious goal, they are just stupid.
Cheers for reply. Your probably right, with great arrogance comes great stupidity. Wellington said waterloo was won on the playfields of Eton, 100 years later they were the donkeys that lead the lions. But still, to bring in a Great Reset you would need to undermine or destroy history, tradition, culture, religion, institutions, family and community. Make a populus scared and obedient with climate change and the corf. Wreck then replace the current financial system. Finally the death of democracy and the current political system by way of a major war. I know i sound like i don’t get out much but there does seem like there’s a direction we are heading.
Hi , I am here because of Alex , you guys are saying exactly the same things , literally, word for word . Anyways , your blog is more than welcome in the world where MSM bs is so prevalent.
Another element in the pathogen vector business is a) that the pathogen itself may well have been tinkered with and b) the vak-seens clearly involve mucho messing around with genes and have read scattered reports that they can indeed alter DNA permanently. So this is a pathogen + and vaksene+ deal.
Why the funny spellings, btw? Fun or something to do with word precse?
FUN-NEE spellyngs r 2 avoyd tha SEN-SOR bots.
Sorry for the English, I’m using google translator because I speak Latin (Portuguese). Congratulations on the work, including the alert about the most terrible videos, which I go through without opening them.
There are other unpleasant surprises that will come with time.
The distribution of weapons without control in a country where corruption is enormous, will supply weapons to mafia groups all over the world.
Police officers and counter-terrorism troops will suffer heavy casualties for at least a decade, after which the TV networks will have a topic for a long time and who will foot the bill will be the aforementioned police, troops and civilians around the world.
Thank you NATO!!!
Here’s another visitor who toddled over following Alex and Alexander’s recommendation. Thank you for being brave enough to report the truth – much needed with the nutters in the MSM spewing their gobbledegook. Would that this whole frightening situation had never happened but I do feel you are right about the Four Horsemen, there may yet be worse to endure, sadly.
I’m also here thanks to the Duran guys, been on the lookout for some adequate western analysis from the start of this crisis. And that’s a job well done to me, thank you.
A few things:
-the rainbow thing about Arestovich. A video surfaced last week dated 2005/6 featuring him with some guy. It was a really popular thing for SBU in 90-00’s. They had tapes on almost all relevant people. If needed I can look for it and provide it for you, but I don’t think that this is really a major thing.
-the four horsemen thing is a beatiful metaphor and kinda is close to the deal. The scale of bad things to come is huge. It’s not reported in the way it should be, the majority of population just gets the vague feeling that things aren’t good. You can make a list of things going from bad to worse and it will be getting longer day by day.
Would be nice if you could add some global economic overview in simple terms from your perspective.
Keep up the good work!
Ditto – here because of the Duran
We hear about the child trafficking going on in Ukraine and that Russian soldiers have liberated thousands of children in horrendous conditions from tunnels and slave dens. We are told that the children are sold to the wealthy in the West as sexual slaves or they are used for organ harvesting and adrenochrome manufacture or are used as guinea pigs for experiments on various pathogens the West (mostly Uncle Sam) is developing for use on Russia and the rest of the world. Can you verify or speak about this. Two of the sites reporting this are: Realrawnews.com and restoredrepublic.co. Thanks for everything you do. Your work is much appreciated.
Since you ask me to speak to it:
Yes, there was a bio program and it involved using Ukrainian soldiers and possibly prison inmates as unwilling or “non-volunteer” participants, but, no, Russia has not liberated thousands of children from cages or pervert basements or auction houses or whatever; that is fake news.
Alexander Mercouris highly recommended your work and he was absolutely right. Thanks for this. I will read everything you write.
https://www.voiceforscienceandsolidarity.org/ One of the first scientists to question vaksinating during the pandemic (especially with a narrowly targeted vakscene) is also predicting Omnicron will get more deadly. Hope you are both wrong – but I have been following him since the pandemic and he’s been right so far.
Just wanted to speak to the Africa thing (I am Nigerian , by the way):
1. Wheat is not a staple food in the sub-Saharan region. It is mostly needed for bread and pastries, which let me repeat is not a staple food. Traditional food are maize, yam, cassava and rice, none of which is imported from Eastern Europe.
2. I know you didn’t address the issue of fertilizer, but I have heard it being said in other blogs and MSM. Oil-producing African countries produce their own fertilizer. In Nigeria, there are several state-owned and private fertilizer plants. In late March, a private fertilizer plant capable of producing 3 million tonnes of fertilizer per annum opened in Nigeria
3. The effect of this Russo-Ukraine War on Africa will mostly be felt in the price of commodities, especially in poor African countries (without their own petroleum resources). But by and large, a conflict over Taiwan is the real danger because a large number of African nations import rice from South East Asia, particularly from Thailand.
Thanks. Your country, Nigeria, is actually one of the world’s leading wheat importers. I understand the population is massive, but nonetheless. I’ve never been there (my wife has) but I assume the substitution into other cereals is going to push the prices up and leave some people hungry.
Well, Nigerians eat a lot of bread and pastries and that requires large volumes of imported wheat, which is not locally grown (unlike our staple crops). Wheat was not part of the local cuisine until the British introduced it in the late 19th Century. Even today, in many rural areas, lots of people get by without wheat. In Nigerian cities, where wheat and its products are heavily consumed, it is still one of several food available.
Maize, yam, rice and cassava are in greater demand across the country because they are main food eaten by Nigerians (and most of West Africa). So the issue of substitution does not really arise at all. The only danger I foresee is a shortage of rice if there is war in the Asia-Pacific because Nigeria imports a lot of rice from Asia (e.g. Thailand) to make up for the inability of Nigerian rice producers to keep up with local demand.
Over here due to The Duran recondition.it look like Alex and Alexander know how to find gemms, youc leary know what you are speaking about and in my humble opinion you argument all as much as posible in this situation….Sadly when a war start the Thuth is teh 1 st who dies….what we have seen in all western media its IUNMAGINABLE. we get only FAKE NEWS and lies…the socj is that our governments lie to us regarding this war when they all know the reality..i m sincerely worried about a spreding of this war.it look like weste want a war with Russia, the idiots that are in power now in west want to control so bad the russian natural resourses and they ll not stop to make a WW in order to get those resources
This is one kick-ass site!
So glad I found it.
In the history of virology, mutations never ever became deadlier but more contaigous. This is common sense too, because it wants enough potential host to survive.
In posting such bs you discredit your whole blog, sadly.
But nevertheless I hope your estimation of the conflict is adequate.
You are parroting the “conventional wisdom” that you received from the MSM.
Normally, this would be correct… except that, we have NEVER had a global mass vakk-sin-ashun campaign IN THE MIDDLE OF A FAST-MUTATING VIRAL EPIDEMIC.
We have NEVER placed the evolutionary pressure on any virus, that we are placing on the corona now.
If you got your virology news from an expert rather than some pediatric doctor on CNN, you would understand this.
Your “history” goes out the window.
Not a fair nor reasonable reply. You could focus instead on NEW viruses, not a mutation of corona. Mutations are always less severe. Focus on the real issue– people who took the gene therapy will be health compromised to varying degrees for the rest of their lives. There is no relationship to the “COVID” virus (sic). Its about the immune system response — period.
“”Mutations are always less severe.””
Sure, ask H5N1 influenza about that, see what she says.
Think for yourself, man.
Here because of recommendation from Alexander at The Duran, and because truth is in short supply these days.
I will have to thank Alex. I sort of know him from 2015-2016, when he was a star writer with “Russia Insider” and I was just starting there, before the editor went nuts and it fell apart.
Here also because of recommendation by Alex Mercouris. I used to hang out at Russia Insider a huge amount, posting lots of comments and was a moderator for while, until we stopped seeing eye to eye shortly before it went mad. I still think, before then, it was the best around – miss it a lot. I posted as Isabella, and Isabella Jones, seem to be linked to my own web page here.
Hahaha. It did go quite mad. Charles is a good guy, but sick. He lost all of his good people in a hurry.
Also here via Alexander. Posted a link to this article in their members only Duran locals community.
I headlined the post as the most honest and reality based article I have seen in many years.
Alex(Alexanders partner in The Duran), made it a pinned post.
I am an expat in Ukraine. Came here for many reasons, but 1 was as you pointed out- the low jab rate here.
I stayed because I believe Russia will control most of the country by the time they are done this “special operation”.
I prefer to be here as the west implodes and the great reset shakes out.
The chaos here will be short compared to what Europe and America are going to face.
I have only read about 5 articles so far, but enjoy your writing.
Keep up the good work!!!
Thanks! This is the first “I’m in Ukraine to avoid the chaos” account that I’ve heard 🙂 But you just may be right!
Thanks for the update.
Don’t know if these guys are of the other persuasion or not — and it really doesn’t concern me — but don’t dismiss the assertion because of some notion that Nazis reject this approach to life. The Nazi SA was a veritable hothouse of petunias like its one time leader, Ernst Rohm.
Bingo. History doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes. Since 2014, at least 1/3 of the top players in Ukrainian politics have been Jewish or of Jewish descent, and they have rubbed shoulders with (and even funded, and awarded medals to) various flavors of fascists and neo-Nazis all the way. A contradiction? No more of a contradiction than Ernst Rohm’s SA.
Arestovich isn’t gay (or any other kind of ‘rainbow’, as far as I’m aware). That’s a picture of him from some comedy movie, where the joke was that he was obviously a man. It’s the same with that one Zelesnky music video skit, which I’ve seen certain people (Vinyard of the Saker and his troglodyte community) treat like it was some sort of serious ‘gay propaganda’ piece. You do understand the concept of a joke, right? I’m not even saying it was a good joke, but it was a comedy skit.
Fuck Arestovich and Zelensky, but attack them for things that are actually real and valid (and ‘they’re gay’ wouldn’t be a valid thing to attack them over even if it were true. Literally who cares).
(1) Did I not clearly state, just above the picture of Arestovich in drag, that his acting career is not mentioned on his Wikipedia page? Read more carefully next time. And, yes, he is homosexual.
(2) My main point was obviously that he is an actor and just bullshitting his way through his role as propaganda minister. You missed the point.
Well, if he is gay, that makes the cozying up to Nazis even more ridiculous. They would lynch him in a heartbeat if they didn’t think he was politically useful.
So…you know the guy personally, you can claim to know he’s gay without any reference to online sources? I think your point about his role in propaganda was understood, and your quip about the other guy to read more carefully is not really necessary, he wasn’t arguing that he wasn’t an actor, perhaps you are the one who’s reading quickly. Your attitude to irrelevant factors came mixed with the point you were trying to make. Sounded a little ugly from where I stand.
There’s a “tape” going around, I’m not going to post it. If you can’t simply read and enjoy, perhaps you just need to go elsewhere?
Great work .
Ah! I see “read and enjoy” only. No questioning tolerated. Understood.
PS. I imagine you have an option to turn comments off if they disquiet you.
I guess people can’t let go of the woke mind virus for 5 minutes and just read an article objectively without getting their panties in a bunch. Sad!
Dude,stop writing this nonsense.
If those Nazis were so against gays they’d be more against jews.
Yet Zelensky and his mostly Jewish cabinet have no problems with tolerating Azov and vice versa.
Why should they then care so much more about someones gayness?
And about gay PR- this is the most normal thing in US cultural imperialism.
After the US staged maiden coup all of a sudden a gay parade was initiated
with rainbow colors – I highly doubt that Ukrainian gays,by some superconincidence chose the same colors as Americans,but that the parade was imported just as the coup
and that they first start with comedy to get people slowly used to this.
Hello, the girl depicted in the photo outside the Mariupol maternity hospital was also interviewed by Giorgio Bianchi, an Italian journalist working in the Donbass. The full 1 hour 20 minutes long uncut interview is available on Youtube:
She tells how her picture was taken by AP (I think) journalists that came onto the scene 10-12 minutes after the explosion (according to her estimate). In the interview she actually mentions her surprise at how quickly they managed to get on the scene.
The interview is in Italian only and the girl is dubbed by a woman who is likely a Russian or Ukrainian native speaker. While she speaks a pretty good Italian, her dubbing is not perfect and as such I’m not sure if Youtube automatic translation is viable.
You are welcome.
Actually, thank you for the blog!
you forgot to add she confirmed that there was no airstrike. she just heard two explosions.
Thanks, yes I considered that, but you know, she’s not qualified to judge that, it may be what she was told. I am more interested in her own experience as a patient.
It feels somewhat like nitpicking, but what she actually stated in the interview is that neither she nor the other people she was with while in the hospital heard any plane flying over their heads around the time of the explosion. So, she didn’t try so much to guess the nature of the attack. She rather told what she experienced or didn’t experience before the explosion.
But she confirmed that the explosion happened outside of the building. The hospital was not directly hit. It was damaged by an explosion that originated in the courtyard.