Folks, it may have been my fourth booster shot, but I *think* it was the below video that exploded my head.
This video shows citizens in Melitopol’, the largest city within the Russian-controlled portion of the Ukraine’s Zaporozhia province (soon enough to be formally a part of Russia), lining up to review documents and schedule an appointment to apply for a Russian passport.
(In most of the former USSR countries, passports have a domestic and an international version—this application is likely for the former, as a form of official ID.)
According to the journo lady with the microphone (who really needs to eat something, someone please call her mama, this is not healthy), this is but one such line in town; there are others at other locations.
The government employee or volunteer lady from 0:08 to 0:17, says (translations are all mine), “Well, here, just yesterday, there were 1000 here, over 1000, and today, I’m already on 611, and before me there were others (employees or volunteers) handing in (their own) lists.“
The 30-something dude at 0:21 to 0:36 waxes poetic, saying, “We got in line in 1991. But it got to us only now. Since 1991, we felt like this had to happen at some point. Of course, it took 30 years. But that’s OK, we know how to wait.“
The blonde older lady at 0:36 to 0:59 says, “Now, we’re not afraid. Right now specifically, we’re not afraid.“ The reporter (off-screen) then asks her, “Are you here voluntarily?” She responds, “Of course. Like we’d be standing here for five hours if it wasn’t voluntary. We wanted this for a long time. No one’s going to force anything on us. We’ll probably live like we want to. If we want to speak in Russian, in Ukrainian, in Tatar.“
The fashionable young lady at 1:09, says, “I took this decision because in my family basically everyone is for it, granny and gramps were right away like ‘yeah, let’s do it!’ And that was it, and we went and did it… I feel safe… I am comfortable, I’m just feeling good.“
The young man at 1:24 or 1:25 says, “For me, it is a great honor to become a citizen of a mighty state. That was my dream of eight years, you could say, after all those events that started in the Ukraine (in 2014.) I understood that nothing good would happen in the Ukraine.”
The short-haired lady from 2:04 says, through tears, “I am happy. I’m going to cry. I waited for this at least eight years. I wasn’t living here, I lived in Zhitomir (in mid-northwest Ukraine), and everything that happened there, I just couldn’t take it here (points to her chest.) All those streets (referring to politically-correct renaming of streets), all those prohibitions, you had to love Bandera, when you don’t. The prohibition on going to the Eternal Flame, but I want to go, my grandfather fought (in World War 2.) Thanks to Russia. Thanks for the liberation, thanks for the passports.“
Folks, you’d have to be a real blind, deaf, dumb numbskull to say this is all “staged” Russian propaganda. I’ll just leave it at that.
As for the Dreizin Report being a “No Propaganda Zone”….. I evaluate what I see, and I share what’s real and true, that you’ll never, ever see in the MSM. “No propaganda” doesn’t mean I have to be a low-rent parrot of Fox, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS, NY Times, WaPO, WSJ, USA Today, Politico, Voice of America, BBC, Daily Mail, etc., etc., etc.
Now, please come here, grab a rag, and make yourself useful. Help me wipe my exploded head off of this computer screen. Because I couldn’t handle this video. Although….. it could have been my fourth booster shot.
Why the fear?
You may recall, some people in the above video, made a point to say how they feel safe, not afraid, etc. But, why even talk like that? Well… let’s mention something called “terrorism.”
Andrei Shevchik, mayor of Energodar, 50 miles to the northwest, also under Russian control, was almost killed by a bomb left in a mailbox he was accessing in the lobby of either his, or his mother’s (I’ve heard different versions) apartment building. He had to spend many days in intensive care, and will be some weeks in the hospital before he is discharged. His two bodyguards were injured as well.
Yes, in the best traditions of Democracy, Progressive Liberalism, and the Vietcong, agents of the Ukraine Security Service have (in some cases) killed, and (in other cases) tried to kill, civilians who have been prominent in cooperating with or speaking out for Russia.
All in all, the violence has not remotely approached “Baghdad 2005” levels. But, the danger is real.
Keep in mind, Mitch “the Manchurian Turtle” McConnell said Russia should be designated by the U.S. State Department as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism.” (Because, you know, they’re bad or something.) What a dipsh*t.
It would make far more sense to designate Uncle Sam as a “Sponsor of a State Sponsor of Terrorism.”
All I can say to Mitch, is what I usually say… Send more Javelins! That will fix everything!
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Really now… Uncle Sam has been sponsoring terrorism, coup d’etats, regime change, torture, human rights violations, civil wars and ethnic cleansing for some time now. At least from the end of WWIi onwards. The only state who has singlehanded, directly or through proxies, break every rule of respect, human decency or solidarity or coexistence with other states and inhabitants of the planet Earth, in level that surpasses every genocidal maniac or dictatorship in the history of this same planet, is entitled to have a list of “States sponsoring terrorism”. The irony is only surpassed, if so, for the hipocritical of the very existence. This kind of stand is only explainable as a byproduct of the so called American exeptionalism the Uncle Sam wields more often than not to justify his adventures abroad.
Uncle Sam identifies as a ‘they’ now
No limit to the U.S. Government’s perfidy. But must make separation betw U.S. Government and American people. The latter are victims as much as the rest of the World.
U.S.A. received the Nazis from Germany at the end of the 2nd World War. The Evil One just moves from one place to another on Earth.
The Empire of Chaos
This lifted my spirits seeing them cueing up for a Russian passport. Now if only in Arizona………..lol
Has Jacob really had four booster shots?
I think we all should know by now that Jacob and those who follow him have more sense. He was being sarcastic. If any reader takes offense then try reading real news before believing MSM.
Good to know that…. I’m new to Jacob & Co so I didn’t know…. thanks
Surely reference to a 4th shot is satire, right? Sure hope you didn’t do it just to travel. Our future depends on survival of you and people like you, even if travel is difficult.
Did I say 4th? Sorry, I was confused. It was actually my 6th.
Absolutely! Six is the magic key to Cee-19 protection – Let’s Go Brandon!
I am an American living in Croatia. I can’t tell you how many times Croatians, on discovering that I am American, ask me about our President. It’s a very sly way to find out where each American stands. When I clearly state that he isn’t my President they immediately switch to English or speak very quietly “na hrvatskom” and speak about the evil government in DC and how the Ukrainians and all the EU are accursed by war and corrupt leaders. I say we have the same problem, just more sinister. I find it funny that in person, they all supported Trump and really want to know what will happen if Brandon dies or is declared senile. That’s their biggest concern. They all talk about the “shaking hands with the air” moment.
BRAVO! I’ll add Croatia to Slovenia as my Balkans of best respect.
The same in Greece where I’m a native. I assume with lots of evidence that not only ALL the Balkans but the whole Mediterranean coast to Portugal feels that way and yes, I’m including France! Not the compradore government$ though…..
Jacob, Your comments policy about what you can and cannot post reeks of censorship. Also, it’s like having to read lawyer documents, which are tedious and denote an unfriendly atmosphere. Let your readers decide what is relevant on what you speak. The posters will regulate other posters if they are out of line.
You want to be my moderator? I don’t have time to full time moderate all these dipsh*ts who want to write pages about how Warsaw could indeed have been defended in 1939. Because someone has to read all this crap before it gets approved or rejected. No, they won’t “police themselves.”
Thank You Jacob for informing the enlightened ones of the true nature of this conflict. I know you don’t need advice from someone like me, but please keep vigilant for the smears that will most likely already been aimed at yourself. I’m British myself & the propaganda, lies & half truths here are off the scale. So much so for simply giving an alternative view, ( I only state something if I have proof) I’ve been labelled a Putin shill, a traitor, people wishing I was dead. Those are the easy things to deal with. I always stay calm & say have you got any proof of the allegations you’re making to these sheep. The answer is always abuse, I’ll then state, I’ll give any proof needed to back up my statements, you can’t do that. So who is lying or spreading falsehoods. The answer predictably is even more abuse. So I always remind them to read over our conversation & ask yourself why you’ve felt the need to abuse someone who’s stated a fact. Given the proof of that fact but you find it insulting to yourself or you wouldn’t just abuse me. Then I’ll say what is the world coming to when speaking the truth means you’re a target if abuse & allegations without proof gives you moral high ground. Usually I’m told to f**k off or some other insult. So the moral of the story is as the old saying goes. You’re wasting your time arguing with an idiot it’s impossible to win.
We use that word a lot when what I believe we really mean is “fools”.
Which they are worse.
Off topic, but I have to ask. As Russia has control of the air over Ukraine, why don’t they use air attacks against Ukrainian dug-in positions? Are they trying to preserve infra-structure and civilians.
They have used them against training centers, traction terminal stations and they seem to do a lot of damage.
You’ve basically answered your question yourself. The Ukrainian forces hate the civilians of Eastern Ukraine.
So they’re placing their military hardware in civilian areas. Like schools, hospitals residential areas. These civilians are who Russia wants to protect so it would be defeating the object just bombing the areas where these bandits are & inflicting civilian casualties
“Are they trying to preserve infra-structure and civilians.”
Jacob, to preserve your mental sanity you must keep toxic figures like the Manchurian Turtle out of your analyses if at all possible. My blood pressure shot to the roof the instant you mentioned that reptile. That cannot be healthy.
Boy, that Comments Policy got a longer line than a Russian passport booth 😂😂😅
For a better understanding of terrorism and its fundamental role US foreign policy, recommend “The Jakarta Method” by Vincent Blevins. Extraordinary journalist, who like you, has an affinity for languages—Spanish, Portuguese and a variety of Indonesian dialects. Thinking your head will really explode.
Very sad and hugely unfair that the nation who paid the highest sacrifice to rid the world of the pure evil in the 2nd World War de- Nazification, has to do it all over again to save us dim witted Westerners who have basked in their own false victory and have wasted the hard fought and tragic waste of human life lost within a generation and who are too stupid and propagandised to even realise it. We in the West are definitely on the wrong side of history at this point which may well result in WW3 which will be the last war.
io penso che i resti dell’esercito 404 si trasformerà in “gruppi di insorti democratici” guidati dai CIA -NATO come l’ISIS e la guerriglia “democratica” continuerà fra false flags e vittime civili per la gioia del MAINSTREAM occidentale
I have been to Russia 22 times during the last eight years and I do wish I had a russian passport as well.
It is the only country where everything is still normal, the only country where you can breathe freely, the only country I know where you feel that you belong to something like a greater whole.
Mexico is pretty free too
anyone that knows Russians also knows that many do not believe in Queues, there is always someone who will rush to the top, just for information and then spend along time just getting information. They always think they can jump the queue.
“All I can say to this, is what I usually say… Send more Javelins! That will fix everything”!
Aye, and Let’s Go Brandon!
Just the way one of the interviewees said he knew this was coming since 1991. That’s a long time to live under a government where “nothing good could ever come”. Kind of gives you the CHILLS
Hats off to you Jacob. I am from the non Western world but have never been as disillusioned with the West as now. To see Goebbelsian double- speak and propaganda justifying Ukraine’s genocide against Russians daily is so shameful.
Thank you for speaking the truth.
The lack of RANE-BO FLAGZ & BLU HARE is sure sign of terrorism.
Generally when something changes, about 30% of the population is delighted for the change, 30% resist, and about 40% are ambivalent. When the change occurs, the delighted 30% will show up for the change along with a sizable portion of the ambivalent 40% who nonetheless want to be with the crowd. You don’t see the disappointed 30%. In this particular case, there is no line for people signing up for something they lost. This shouldn’t explode anyone’s head.
most of the 30% would have leftt before. Though University surveys tend to put the figure much lower.
@ kenneumeister. Your opinion polling approach overlooks the fact that the disappointed 30% were benighted dupes, whose opinions are irrelevant. There are objective truths. All is not marketplace-of-ideas democracy. Consider that the “Ukrainian dream” was a fraud. There was nothing real lost.
May God Bless Russia on her Holy mission. Russia is fighting the Nazi’s that were never defeated after WWII. Americans were told that we brought nazi scientists to our country to help with the space efforts. We are also told that it was only ‘a few’ Nazis’ who were reformed. The cations of the Western Governments prove that they have been usurped by totalitarian One World Order Nazis. We need a multi-polar world where nations interact respectfully with each other
“Russia is fighting the Nazi’s that were never defeated after WWII.”
Your words carry more truth than you perhaps intended. Matthew Ehret’s article, linked below outlines how deep the Nazi rabbit hole goes. In short, much deeper than any official narrative dares to go. The Third Reich was but one chapter in Naziism’s history. A history that predates it by decades and continues until today.
Finland and Sweden aren’t joining NATO out of panic at the resurgence of the Russian bear. Both govts have stated plainly that they have no reason to believe that Russia is a threat to them. Neither are they joining because their elites are stupid, but because a long quiet movement within their elites is enjoying a resurgence. Suddenly, it’s OK to be a Nazi and they’re making their move. Azov’s Mariupol contingent was the first victory in what I think may turn into a series that extends beyond Ukraine’s borders. It appears that the Russians have a lot of de-Nazification work ahead of them.
a 20 year US Navy vet and 14 year corrections officer. To say I have a paradigm shift regarding the integrity of my country’s institutions and fellow citizens is an understatement. Dissillusioned but will still try to help local situation stable as the country slides toward anarchy
This was a very moving report from these people. To them, it is a liberation from terrorism and a memorable day in their lives. They are moving into a safe future with strong protection. I hope the Ukrainians back off from that area, leave them alone, and not lob any missiles in their direction so they can finally get on with their lives. I wish them well.
Colonel Markus Reisner of the Austrian Armed Forces describes how the fighting in eastern Ukraine developed.
A technical presentation on various battles between the Ukrainians and the Russians with good analysis of factors that affect outcomes – terrain, time, force and weapons, etc.
Per Saker Staff, “Military Summary Channel is now at this time standing head and shoulders above the rest in reporting.” I agree. Use of both Russian and Ukraine sources and maps objectively explains the relative positions and challenges for both Russia and Ukraine. On Rumble and YouTube. I did watch the video you reference and appreciated his analysis but would consider it an adjunct to Military Summary presentations.
Reasons already given explain the moniker, Manchurian Turtle Mitch. IMO, his voting record establishes that he is and has been controlled by political interests antithetic to the interests of the US. His power comes from his control of the Senate campaign fund which he uses to threaten Senators w/ losing their seats. He now has fancy pants Graham working on a bipartisan gun control legislation. McConnell must be removed from his Senate leadership position. If the people of Kentucky had any cojones and would give up the pork, they would recall him.
That’s really quite obvious. Imagine how Jewish people would feel, after going through being killed and tortured for their nationality, if you offered them an opportunity to get Israeli passport. And if you doubt what they’ve been through, seek out the stories of the survivors of the secret prison in Mariupol Airport. There were several videos with those people talking about their experience.
Great piece, love the descriptions and the translation. On the terror attacks can you see another “Gladio” situation rearing its ugly head?
I’ve just watched your video on Melitopol which I got to know quite well from the safe distance of Patrick Lancaster’s videos in earlier, much more troubling times. Even though I don’t speak Russian it made me feel warm inside. Well before this I also saw another video from a different town of people fleeing in cars and being ambushed, shot, killed and robbed while trying to escape. Taken by someone who got through it and survived. (I somehow don’t think it was the Russians they were escaping from!) What calm, descent, orderly people. You wouldn’t know, from watching this, what they’ve just been through. Respect.
Jacob…having seen both of the Passports’…The “INTERNAL” Passport – the equivalent of a National ID Card, is an old Soviet era form of ID that has remained in use in all the former Soviet Republics. It provides ID for those that do not have a Driver’s Licence. Similarly, most countries use the Driver’s Licence or a National ID Card for those that do not have a Driver’s Licence.
The “INTERNATIONAL” Passport…completely separate document has the traveller’s necessary identifying biometric data for travel outside the country.
Immensely enjoy your presentations and the conversation with The Duran Boys (AlexanderM & AlexC)..!
I was listening to a Melitopolian where in one of his vlogs he was showing this and said that he asked about a peculiar fact from a lady at the reigustration desk. In a column next to the name, date of birth etc, there was a one dig it number for each row like 3, 2 or 1 etc. He got interested and asked her what it meant, she told him it means how many people that person whose name she wrote down will bring with them for the application appointment. So, he said in just a couple of days she wrote more than a thousand names. Imagine everyone will bring a few people with them. These first days it’s usually just the enthusiasts and the super pro Russian folks and that is already more than 5 k in a small town like Melitopol, the biggest wave will come soon, when people realize that there is nothing to be afraid of and the application process really works.
Reality is ‘propaganda’ to those who oppose the truth.
I appreciate your perspective. It’s consistent with what I’ve been able to discern reading and speaking to others over the years.
I certainly don’t think Russia represents the promised land as there are of course, all sort of problems and corruption.
Putin is an enigma. On one hand I think he’s the least worst option for a place as large and complex as Russia. In listening to and observing him over the years I think he’s a highly intelligent man who does genuinely care for the well being of the people of his nation. In that respect there is no equivalent – not even close – in the West today. However, he’s also quite ruthless with an obvious authoritarian disposition but perhaps that’s the only way to govern Russia? Can we admit that, for the vast majority, order is more important than freedom? He’s certainly no different to Erdogan and, strangely, the West has no problem cooperating and coexisting with Turkey.
There seems to be some strange pathology in Western (particularly Anglo-American) thinking towards Russia. A mental block towards viewing Russia as a great civilization – Western in ways but not fully – with which we can cooperate. I see it here in Canada expressed in the most pathetic ways… from mocking Russia’s remarkable development of Sochi for the Winter Olympic Games (“toilets don’t work, food stinks”…ha, ha…
dumb Russians), to denigrating Russia’s outstanding hosting of the World Cup of football, to sneering at Russia as nothing more than a gas station full of drunks (as opposed to Canada and our world class space program, literature and high culture?!?)
Your comments really resonate with me. I am struggling to understand the change that has slowly come over my own thinking in the past 5 years. 20 years ago if this Ukraine situation had happened, I would have bee all in supporting the war hawks. But slowly, slowly…Iraq war, Libya, Syria lies, Afghanistan incompetence…forever wars. Wars with no purpose, whose only outcome is destruction and disorder and a military that can’t and won’t and becomes a gaggle of grocery clerks. 2 years of Covid lies. The emasculation of our culture.
I would actually listen to Putins words and realize, my goodness, I agree with this man. I understand he’s ruthless and an autocrat etc…but what characteristics would you pin on Biden (if he were still with us), Hillary the Bushes or Clintons.
Even if he does not really believe the words about faith, Christian values, traditional values…he says them. Romans 1 reminds us that God gives people up to depraved thinking if they will not acknowledge God. Not a command to obey, but to acknowledge.
So now, formerly an “Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima” kind of patriot, I am forced to recognize that America is not an influence for good in the world and forced to repent of the idolatry I allowed my nation to become in my thinking.
I am in complete sympathy with what you wrote. In fact, I could have written it myself. It’s curious how such a profound shift in my thinking could have occurred over the past two years. I’ve questioned all my once rock-solid assumptions about my beloved America. I’ve listened to hours of interviews with Putin and find that he is an intelligent, reasonable man. Not at all the ogre I’ve been led to believe he is. The Russian people are fortunate to have him as them leader.
Well , I’m not from a west , but I think that most of western countries (their respective governments and elites which they serve) see Russia as a pray , or prize , since Napoleon’s effort to invade it . They’ve got the taste of victory in 1990’s (that is how oligarchs became) and many of current politicians were witnesses of that (in their younger age), so they think it is the same ,or similar , situation now (Russia is a gas station with the nukes) and everything is up for grabs (because of corruption) . Pesky Putin is in the way. Overall public opinion is being formed against Russia (or USSR , at it’s time) for almost 100 years to serve that narrative and people , mostly , don’t bother to check anything (if it was in newspapers or TV – it must be truth). There is a ever growing minority , which challenges current (and past and , probably , future) BS that is coming from a screen. Russia is a proverbial boogie man for the westerners , which is very handy to refer to , when something in “elites” plans goes wrong , or obvious to the masses.
Greetings from Switzerland! I think you are spot on.
Putin must be super surprised that he has become the last bastion of the Rule of Law and International Agreements.
He must tell himself “How did this happen?”
How has Putin (and Xi) become the last bastion of the International Rule of Law – He is filling the vacuum left by the US/West after Biden/Dems declared economic war at a time when the world/US economy was barely showing signs of “recovery” from Ko-vid abuse – and they keep digging (US piracy re: Iran Oil this week).. Now every country/bank/finance institution/oligarch is like a meerkat in this space going wtf? Putin must be laughing.
> “There seems to be some strange pathology in Western (particularly Anglo-American) thinking towards Russia. A mental block towards viewing Russia as a great civilization – Western in ways but not fully – with which we can cooperate.”
Yes, in deed. It is called FEAR.
Thank you Jacob — this tells it all.
On a dark side — apparently retreating Ukro-Nazis burned the famous wooden 16th century monastery designated as UNESCO protected monument…
That wooden church was a duplicate of the original, and built in 2009.
To confirm to some extend Jacob words about Ukraine Security Service here the State Department Report about human rights at Ukraine https://www.state.gov/reports/2021-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/ukraine/
Third Paragraph says
Significant human rights issues included credible reports of:
unlawful or arbitrary killings, including extrajudicial killings by the government or its agents;
torture and cases of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment of detainees by law enforcement personnel;
harsh and life-threatening prison conditions;
arbitrary arrest or detention;
serious problems with the independence of the judiciary;
serious abuses in the Russia-led conflict in the Donbas, including physical abuses or punishment of civilians and members of armed groups held in detention facilities;
serious restrictions on free expression and media, including violence or threats of violence against journalists, unjustified arrests or prosecutions of journalists, and censorship;
serious restrictions on internet freedom;
As a former citizen of USSR, I am not surprised at all. Collapse of communism was a blessing, but not collapse of the country. We were all cheated, there were no elections, no referendums, Gorbachev just let us go. Putin issued order a few years ago, that any former soviet citizen can apply for Russian citizenship, while keeping current citizenship as well. Ukrainians just could not do it because of banderovs, A lot of people in other former soviet republics are applying for dual citizenships. People over 40 are applying because they feel part of Russia world like me, because they are Russified or mixed families (majority), younger generation is doing it for economic reasons. A lot of people work in Russia, so it is just cuts a lot read tape, plus Russia pays much better social/welfare benefits. I think in a few years, depending how many people switched, there will be referendums, and several republics will come back if Russia lets them.
Russia a designated place cor economic migration? Higher benefits? You will never hear that narrative as everybody knows of crushing poverty and economic catastrophe that is Russia economy. – if one reads NtT or other publications in this shinny city on the hill.
The biggest lie about Ukraine of Yuschenko years and post Maidan is that “Ukrainski narod” (the people of Ukraine) and “Ukrainska natsia” (the Ukrainian nation) are the same thing. The stupid idea to “re-engineer” the whole of Ukraine as a monolithic, exclusively ethnic Ukrainian state is the country’s undoing. Other than the nationalist fanatics and the small pro-Western urban elites who benefit from it it does not have takers in Ukraine.
Yes, moving footage, but I can’t help but notice all the WEF Great Reset Face Diapers. I have been plenty of times to Russia (pre 2020) and all my Russian friends reported that In Russia during the last winter of 2021-2022 they were confronted with the same “Pann-deh-Mykk” fascism as in Germany, Austria or Italy: only entry to restaurants, bars, or offices with QR code to prove “Vakk-syn” status. Of course now all “measures” have been cancelled in Russia (a populist move, like in most Western countries), but for how long? I Putin just another one of those ‘Little Schwabowski Urban Achievers?’ ® ™ ©
It could also be to hide their faces. I’d consider that if I were videotaped. As JD mentioned, locals supporting Russia could be at risk from the Ukrainian skinheads.
Could be that too. But I’ve watched other sources show them all being victimized by the false narrative of C-19
From Britain, Boris is edging towards being kicked out of office by his party. Hopefully starts to make Western rats in charge to start dealing down the rhetoric and let a peaceful deal be done in Ukraine (fully on Russia’s terms)
Problem is, if Boris is removed, it will not be because of the Ukraine thing, and therein lies the rub: Pretty much every other one of the 650 virtue signalling MPs are bought into the St Zelensky narrative – they all fly a blue-yellow flag in their bios. Unlike pushback from some elected representatives in the US, across the pond in the UK they are all onside with the mularkey.
Imagine Liz Truss (God forbid) or Ben Wallace (ditto) as your next Prime Minister? Or Sajid Jabbit? Put another way, name one person who could do the job? They are all self-serving intellectual pygmies, most holding a worthless PPE degree at best, with no real world exprerience.
Sir David Frost is about the only guy I can think of with the integrity and intelligence to do the job. And right now he isn’t a valid option, unless they do a “Draghi”.
I’m not under any illusions that what comes next would be better. But Boris comes with a veneer of populism. Old drunk Liz would lose legitimacy in record time. People might then start questioning things
The UK are ruled in big part from Waddesdon Manor with the enthusiastic support of the Windsors(most corps show heavy Windsor interests) so BlowJo doesn´t matter much since they´ll put that Indian chap, Sunak in his place.
Absolutely correct!!! Lord Frost is the only possible solution to the woes of the UK, but he has to renounce his peerage and stand (and get elected) in a future by-election before he can even think about becoming Prime Minister……not happening anytime soon.
I remember how western medias blew a gasket when the breakaway republics in Georgia issued Russian Passports. A comrade of mine had been getting frequently into trouble because of it, to the point where they just renounced their georgian citizenship.
It just comes to show easy it is to reinforce prejudices and to weaponise orientalism.
As a Russian im avoiding state media. But this guy from Melitopol basically confirms everything in report.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPS4bPNWSdE (Russian Language)
Thank you, vladeblade, for the link to that video where the guy explains in great detail how the whole passport application process works. It is even more organized and smooth-running than I thought!
Спасибо! Диктор очень подробно опысивает весь процесс.
In 2012 I was at a meeting of Donetsk chamber of commerce. The British ambassador to Ukraine gave a speech in which he admonished Ukraine saying in effect: You are quarelling with Russia for gas pipeline transit fees of a few bilion dollars per year. If instead you worked on your economy and dealt with massive corruption, you could be at least at the level of Poland. In 1991 you were at the same level. Now Poles have made real progress and if you took the current (2012) per capita GDP of Poland and applied that to Ukraine, you could have 350 bilion dollars extra.
Well, nothing happened of course and Ukraine, this beacon of democracy, is in deeper hole than in 2012.
Speaking of the reporter… all I can say is, “Somebody give that girl a sandwich!”… LOL. If reports like this keep coming in you’re going to need a fire-hose to clean up.
Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, the reporter who first exposed many of the bioweapon laboratories in Eastern Europe and former soviet republics, makes this girl look a little porky. I guess that fire that burns in them for truth must consume calories like there is no tomorrow.
I love how the “queueing” system works in Russia, which is obviously also in force here. People line up from early morning just to sign up and be issued a number. That first woman was saying that yesterday a thousand people were in line and she was issued number 611. People come day after day until their turn in the line finally comes up. That is what the lady at the 1.47 mark is talking about. As soon as they saw the announcement that Russian passports were being issued they immediately came to sign up and finally (she doesn’t clarify how many days she waited) her turn has come. I believe that if you turn doesn’t come one day, you are moved up the list and come back the next day, when you will be closer to the front of the line and have more chance of being seen. I know all this from my own experience of waiting in line at the Russian immigration service. It is wonderful to see. The humor of the guy who said he has been waiting since 1991 is heartwarming and I truly believe it, since after the Soviet Union collapsed, many people living in the former republics immediately lost their Russian citizenship and it has been a problem restoring it for many. Now justice is being restored.
In the video, it was also mentioned that the queue happened in Melitopol’ “despite the warm temperature, almost 30 degrees”. But why is Mitch McConnell called “the Manchurian turtle”? What is the story? Must be fun. I want to know this more than the ethnic Russians want their Russian passport under the sun.
Woah… You’re Chinese and your English is good AND you understand Russian? Very nice.
Can any other readers please explain why Mitch is a Manchurian turtle??
Mitch has been known as “turtle” for years – he never sticks his neck out.
The Manchurian bit might possibly refer to the fact he has an ethnic Chinese (but US-born) wife, Elaine Chao?
Beside the fact that he looks like a turtle and his motives are always to be questioned…..”the Manchurian Candidate is a novel by Richard Condon, first published in 1959. It is a political thriller about the son of a prominent U.S. political family who is brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin for a Communist conspiracy.”
Hey Dreizin….I wish we were neighbors!
My father-in-law spoke fluent English, Russian as well as Chinese. The KMT ROC use to rely on Soviet technical / engineering advisors from the Qinghai revolution through to Chiang Kai Shek replacing Dr. Sun Yat-Sen as KMT leader, and then the PRC CCP used Russian advisors up until the death of Stalin, so Russian was important at many Chinese Universities. He was sent to Korea to work as the ground to air liaison for the PLA, while my father was a Navy pilot, so in theory they may have spent some part of the war trying to kill each other. This is a long way of saying Mr. Hao has a lot of company.
The two of them hit it off, thick as thieves after my wedding. They both said that the entire Korean war was pretty much one long war crime. Dad was allowed to quit the Navy when his refusal to carry out obvious war crimes got too embarrassing to take to a court martial. The Navy got their revenge later, after he joined the Coast Guard to start saving lives instead. The Navy got the Coast Guard to transfer him into Vietnam to fly repair of navigation aid missions in Meikong Delta; the red and white flying boat leaker than the Titanic from bullet holes. That’s how the top brass swing, nasty to the last.
He physically has the facial features of a turtle and his wife has close ties to the CCP, thus “The Manchurian Turtle.”