Folks, bring me my spear, oh clouds unfold! Bring me my chariot of fire. It really looks like they’re going to do it. I wouldn’t bet much money on it, yet, but it sure looks that way. It seems they’re going to hang (literally) these dudes.
What’s stopping them? Everything the USA and its musically creative but otherwise trashy, drunk 3am pack-roaming, oversalted curry-slurping junior partner, the United Kingdom of England and its Remaining Colonies, can realistically do to Ivan…..
…..without turning on the car, sticking their heads deep under the hood, and decapitating themselves with the serpentine belt, they have already done.
A short drop and a sudden stop for these numbskulls (at least one of whom is damn ugly, I mean like child mole$tor looking) will be a loud signal to the remaining safari tourists to go back home, as it’s clear none of this dipsh*t army came to Slavonistan to die.
Yes, I know, some readers will think, “there will be reprisals.” But, maiming and killing of Russian and Donetsk/Lugansk prisoners has been going on since day one. Evidently, someone’s done the math and decided this helps more than hurts. Who are we to question?
Lastly, it will be a big statement that the old order is done and the U.S. Hegemonic Blog better think twice about its next move.
Frankly, I think the sooner “you” (whoever you may be) stop playing by the enemy’s rules (e.g., even naughty-naughty whitey be like untouchable), the better. I think most people have not the remotest conception of where this goes.
For one, I expect China not to mess around and go all soft (like Russia with the Ukraine) when it sets about to take back Taiwan. Keep in mind, there’s no law or convention against using nuclear weapons on rebel military targets on your own territory (Taiwan is not a country.)
***Please note, none of the snark is intended to offend my readers in the British Resistance. Please stay safe, don’t let the BBC Scanner Vans find you reading this website.***
To my dear Bulgarian and Slovak readers
You live in (or hail from) the only east European, NATO countries (besides Poland) that still supposedly have (or recently had) Soviet-built, manned, fixed-wing combat aircraft in their military inventories.
Over 100 days into its Very Special Military Operation, Russia is still shooting down 1, 2, or even 3 Ukrainian, Soviet-built, manned, fixed-wing combat aircraft, almost every day.
If you’re convinced the Ukraine did not receive any kind of aerospace “donations” from your countries, could you please suggest another explanation? I am open to suggestions. Should I be looking at Poland? The Russians seem to think it’s you.
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Just to supplement the (always excellent) analysis in latest video:
The final sum of prisoners, as told officially by Pushilin (Prime Minister of DNR) at the completion of the “evacuation” of Azovstal, was 2.439, which aligns closely to the POW disparity discussed. Perhaps some things have changed since that time, but the intention is for all the Azovstal holdouts to face tribunal (e.g. Nuremberg) in DNR.
I don’t think all ~2.500 will be executed–most will probably get hard labor rebuilding Mariupol, but I do think there will easily be triple digits put to death–though capital punishment will probably be sought initially in most cases, including the entirety of the Azov Battalion. And lastly, it is not only optics that require this to happen in DNR, but legally, too, since the Russian Federation does not have capital punishment, and if anything, President Putin would face criticism at home if some of these prisoners got off light (aka alive).
It might be worth mentioning that Donetsk was founded by a Welshman, and there are still some ethnic Welsh living there.
I’d be happy to pay $5/mo for your content. I like substack, but whatever platform you choose is fine.
The DNR law calls for firing squad. No hanging. See https://updnr.ru/smertnaya-kazn-v-dnr
DNR should monetize(!) these executions with Pay Per View or somesuch. Also, Lottery/Auction for seats at the execution coupled with travel packages to DNR ..
From a tactical perspective, it would be nice to know exactly how China takes Taiwan.
I would start by sending Jake Sullivan, Antony Bliken, and Victoria Newland to Taiwan.
I’ve admire how Jacob and Brian Berletic and others have taught me exactly what is happening on the Ukrainian battlefront. I do translate Russian newspapers on the web and telegram but it’s difficult to cut through everything.
The point of my original questions is from 19 February – 26 March 1945, it took the Americans 12 Aircraft carriers, 14 Battleships, 7 Troop Transports numerous attack transports, landing ships, support ships etc, in excess of 600 ships in total with over a hundred of them large capital ships to land 70K marines and equipment onto Iwo Jima to face down 20k very well dough in Japanese soldiers. All the while, they had absolute air and sea dominance. And still, the US lost 7K marine in this battle. So I’m wondering how the Chinese are going to be able to pull off an invasion of the much larger island of Taiwan? Let’s say they manage to land 100K troop with heavy equipment, how are they going to keep them supplied?
“Dance of the Knights” — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_hOR50u7ek&list=RDbBsKplb2E6Q&index=2
Found Prokofiev’s music – I think.
“Dance of the Knights” from “Romeo and Juliet”
Dear Jacob, several people asked you that already. What is the name of that Prokofiev’s piece that you were used.. Many thanks in advance.
The Russians should tell the UK they’ll trade the captured mercanaries for the Skripals!
I am Slovak living in Bulgaria and as far as know Slovakia already gave basically everything we had: one s300 battery, few mig29 -max 2 able to fight and 5-6 for cannibalization (currently is Poland taking care of defence of our airspace), 20 self-propelled howitzers, few MI helicopters etc.
While I favor the use of the death penalty for heinous crimes both here in the US and abroad (I am Catholic and, unlike the current rather odd pope, I know this punishment is and always has been morally licit in Catholic teaching), I make no judgement on the wisdom of dispatching the captured mercenaries. I would, however, like to suggest a minor correction. Unless I’m misled by sources I’ve seen, the DPR and LPR do not hang criminals, they execute them by firing squad. It happens that this is my preferred manner of state executions; it is both quicker and less costly, as well as surer. (I detest the pretend medical nature of executions by lethal injection.)
I’m Catholic also, and I don’t recall being taught the death sentence was ‘licit’. And forgive those who trespass against us, and deliver us all from evil.
I’m ex military and don’t partake in woke nonsense or be nice to people who are not nice to me, but I don’t blame the religion of my parents for my aggressive behaviours. I’ve tried to be a good Catholic since I had kids, conjugal rights and duties and all that, there’s good with bad, and I get to tell my kids how to grow up proper and all that.
You shouldn’t claim being a Catholic makes you agree with the death penalty.
I’d agree with the death penalty, if it was guaranteed every time to kill only the guilty, but there are far too many cases of false, unsafe or corrupted convictions against people all over the world. The Birmingham Six, Guildford Seven would all have been executed with the death penalty if it was available, and the convicting judge said he would gladly have applied it if he could.
I would not be able to live with myself if I had been a juror or judge who put those people to death, they were all set up by a powerful bureaucracy who cheated their way to a conviction of innocent people for the most heinous of crimes. All the media said they did it at the time, it took decades for the real evidence to surface, when a records officer released data he shouldn’t have.
Kyle Rittenhouse could be a corpse today if a jury had listened to the government.
Anyone who knows how the American criminal justice system functions, and is still in favor of the death penalty, must have a ton of money. A ton of money can buy alot of lawyers and judges, and no need to think about those with less money, ever.
Then you were taught wrong. Capital punishment is and always has been morally licit in Catholic teaching. The fact that it can be wrongly administered is beside the point, something you should have learned in basic catechism class. No pope can change this fact unless he wants to proclaim outright heresy, ditto for laymen like you and me.
As an aside, felt so embarrassed for Lavrov having to have entertained Liz Truss as a “fellow dip-lomat” a few months back. She’s as thick as 2 short planks and wouldn’t know Ukraine from a ukulele.
The man has the patience of Job.
I am skepticial of all these eastern european posters who claimed they know the status of their govt air force inventory and their involvement in the donation to ukraine regime. and i doubly suspect the posters who said their govt would never give fighters to ukraine (for whatever reason) , because they have no data on their own govt’s air force status (including readiness , parts inventory , etc) except from public sources which are notoriously unreliable.
so i believe in dreizin’s assesment of the eastern european culpability in arming ukraine and totally disregard random posters who claimed they from ‘eastern european nation’ and ‘know for sure their govt not involved in ukraine donation’
LOL. Thanks. Yes, that chorus was rather funny. How would they know? Bulgaria (and to a lesser extent Slovakia) are the only two NATO countries that were known to still have MiG-29’s, working or not. Did these commenters go to the storehouse and take inventory, to make sure nothing is missing? They don’t know any more than I know. But clearly these aircraft are coming from somewhere, and it’s not Georgia as two of these comedians have suggested.
I’d read somewhere that one of the Brit prisoners (not googly eyed Ass-lin, but the other one) had lived in the Ukraine previously for 2 years and was married to a Ukranian. If so, then (as much as I despise mercenaries)he is domiciled at law as a Ukranian and as such should not be tried extraordinarily.
My thoughts as a lawyer for what their worth.
I’ve seen those ads for Ukrainian brides also! lol
A common tale from all these mercenaries is that they met the love of their lives and moved to Ukraine to be with them.
Aslin also claims to have a Ukrainian girlfriend who he hopes to marry. I don’t believe she has gone to visit him, or even contacted him on his YT channel which the DPR forces have allowed him to air. Strange thing to do, to move to a foreign nation for love, then leave her to join her nations army, and the cow won’t even send you a Red Cross parcel.
It’s a stock answer, I have yet to see any of these guys provide proof of marriage, income or civilian residence etc in Ukraine. Did they move to the Ukraine to work as male order brides for desperate Ukrainian women, or is that the stock answer that their paymasters have come up with?
Remember Bucha Ukro-Nazi crimes and the response from the entire “west” media !!! And – Scott Ritter’s famous tweet below (April 6, 2022).
He was immediately banned from Tweeter – than reinstated and soon again permanently banned without explanation.
Remember, Scott courageously fought US bipartisan War party’s WMD fraud in Iraq from the very start.
“The Ukrainian National Police committed numerous crimes against humanity in Bucha. Biden, in seeking to shift blame for the Bucha murders to Russia, is guilty of aiding and abetting these crimes. Congratulations America…. We’ve created yet another Presidential war criminal !!”
Also — @DefenceUkraine — regarding the Tochka-U fired at the train station:
Get the serial number of the missile off the debris. Provide a list of all Tochka-U’s in your inventory by serial number. Prove that missile was never in your inventory.
But you can’t, because it was.. GUILTY !! — Scott Ritter tweet – April 8, 2022
Yep I remember but the British decided it was too horrible to prove who did it.
Russians don’t bluff, those poor sods will be shot….unless, someone gets on a phone and makes some very very good deals.
On a separate note, Jacob could you do a little analysis on why they’re is no foreign legion of Antifa fighting against actual knatzees in Ukraine, after all they should be battle hardened after their battle to rid the USA of them in 2020
In regards to China and its Taiwan problem,..what do you see as the last red line, to use a global favoured phrase, that will set the Chinese war machine in motion?
Lavrov called UK’s bluff today.
“I don’t think there’s even room for maneuver any more because both [Prime Minister Boris] Johnson and [Liz] Truss say openly that we should defeat Russia, we should force Russia to its knees. Go on, then, do it!”
Remember Azovstal and the super hype about NATO personnel and foreign mercenaries there. I do not think many of these guys at AZOT will appear for us rather they will vaporize just like the prior bunch. I think most of the foreigners at Azovstal were killed trying to escape or blown to bits. Much less paper work to deal with.
Or, it was all just a bunch of crap to begin with.
Trudeau and Macron are working an a deal to deliver 1,000, 000, 000, 000, 000 doses of Magic Juice and unlimited BLU HARE dye through the unused Nord Stream 2 for each Brit.
I notice that other Brit, Andrew Hill, captured near Mykolaiv at the end of April (a couple of weeks after Pinner and Aislan at Mariopol), hasn’t been put forward for trial yet. Seems to have dropped off the radar.
Could it be something to do with those entries in his diary regarding BOO-CHA making him a person of serious interest?
I think the mercenaries punishment is related to the trial of Russians for “War Crimes”. That always seemed more a part of US led info war or hybrid war than a real war crime. The Russian POW’s should be treated as vanilla POWs. As should volunteers, contractors and the usual hired hands. eg The Wagner Group.
Plan was to imitate Spanish Civil War … Putin as Franco .. Matthew McConaughey in the Lincoln Brigade… for nu-Americans was to be like going to abortion rallies with automatic weapons .. licensed to kill by Lord Merrick Himself..
Dat wuz duh plan. ooopsie?! .. mebbe deres a reset switch.?. forgive and forget.?? .. Or not.
Very Special Military Operation indeed lol. What was that in Kiev, did Ukraine/West tricked Russia into withdrawal and perceived this goodwill gesture as weakness, or Russia failed militarily there?
Sources from the Russian military intelligence say about a special operation at the airfield Gostomel, where the cargo plane An-225 Mriya was parked. That together with the Airborne Forces there almost 200 operators of the Force Special Operation RF (best of elite Russian spetsnaz of about 1,000 fighters on all Russia), and that as soon as something valuable and toxic (leaving radiation traces) was removed by special forces from Gostomel, Putin gave a command to withdraw all troops from the vicinity of Kiev. It is noteworthy that after the Ukrainian troops entered Gostomel, Kiev sawed off the head of the An-225 Mriya and took it to an unknown direction for disposal (probably the part of the plane where there were still radiation traces).
A bunch of nonsense. “Russian intelligence sources” don’t talk to Twitter, sorry.
Would someone think of all the lonesome Jodies!
Love that you tell it like it is!. Lets go Brandon!
Potentially more interesting than the 2 Brits, who do both seem somewhat slack-jawed and probably had zero notion of what they were getting themselves into, is one of the Americans recently captured in the Kharkov region.
It turns out that 1 of the 2, Robert Drueke isn’t an ordinary combat soldier – he is/was a chemical weapons specialist in the US Army Chemical Corps. I’m sure there’s a Russian counterpart lining up an interview in depth with Robert.
Speaking of captures, Severodonetsk’s Atov plant has seen the start of the coming mass surrender. The first group came out today. Reportedly, there are as many as 2500 troops in Atov, 20-25% of which are foreign. If the 2 Brits are a precedent, we’re looking at ~500 trials of foreign mercs in the coming months. Quite a legal saga approaching…
I have to say that the death sentence being imposed on what amounts to naive volunteers doesn’t work for me. Volunteers are fighting on both sides of this conflict (EG: the Syrians fighting for Donetsk & Lugansk). The category “Mercenary” has a legal definition under Art. 47 of the Geneva Convention. My reading of that Article seems to exclude both of the Brits in this case. War crimes and crimes against humanity are another matter, of course. In such cases, it matters not whether one is a mercenary under the definition or not, but I’ve haven’t seen anything indicating that they actively participated in war crimes.
Then there’s the argument that if a guaranteed death sentence awaits, why surrender? And why not indulge in the most heinous war crimes (if that’s one’s bent) while fighting? Seems counter-productive to me.
Thanks 4 ur great comment. FWIW…DNR is not a party to Geneva.
Answering your and other’s replies, the DPR/LPR and Russia have laid claim to the moral high ground by stating that all cases will be treated on their merits in accordance with “international humanitarian norms”. Of course, the Geneva Convention forms a fundamental part of those norms and this judgement, IMHO harms those claims in the eyes of many of the Donbas’ long time sympathizers.
The Donetsk court’s sentence not only ignores Geneva, but by so lowering the bar for the ultimate penalty it effectively lumps the actions of gullible grunts with the worst of the criminally insane NaHTZeeS when they are obviously qualitatively different. In equating them, the court opens itself to the charge of exacting a victor’s petty vengeance rather than justice. Put another way, it smacks of “Kill ’em all, and let God sort it out”. Insofar as the Donbas will soon be a part of the Russia Federation, this reflects on Russia at a critical juncture in the creation of its “Fairer World Order”. Lousy signal, lousy timing.
Justice is more than black letter law, and much more than legalistic/arbitrary twisting of definitions. Better to put ’em to work repairing Donbas’ schools, hospitals and govt buildings for a decade. I’d wager they’d work like 10 men. One hopes the Crimean Tribunals will set more nuanced standards and come to wiser judgements.
It’s called AZOT chemical plant , which means Nitrogen (as in fertilizers). As for “volunteers” – LPR and DPR are not in obligation to honor Geneva convention , since they never signed it (although , they behave as they did). In those cases , sentencing has a political weight (by theirs opinion) and serve the purpose of deterring people to “volunteer” against their republics , but , it can be , also , connected to specific deeds of the convicts during 8 years of conflict (or whatever time they spent there). Their premise (LPR and DPR ) is – if they took weapons and used them against LPR and DPR soldiers and or civilians , prior getting Ukrainian passports (or without them) – they ARE mercenaries.
Remember Bucha crime and “West” anti-Russian propaganda…
Based on his name, I would guess that he remembers many Buchas in ex Yugoslav area.
In all the howling, making a noise something like the sound said to emanate from the bowels of hell, joyously salivating at the prospect of someone being put cold bloodedly, calmly, to death, your calm, rational reasoning is a relief. I made a similar comment over on iEarlGreys Telegram channel, to be pounced on and attacked – once, for reasons known only to himself by one commentator, being accused of promoting “unconditional love”. As you say – it seems very counter productive, and in my opinion is a mistake. Quite apart from feeding the “We always said Russkies are really Mongols at heart, and savages” meme, it certainly does make surrendering a waste of time – and people convinced they are going to die anyway do a lot of damage, mostly to the innocent. They could find a more useful outcome, reports of their days in the Black Dolphin prison compound to start with. I really like offering to exchange them for Julian Assange, an offer made VERY public so that all can see how little the UK cares about them.
1. Capital Punishment insures only this:
That criminal will never commit that crime again.
But, there’s also an example/precedent to be set. Stage for later Machiavellian maneuvering
2. *Exchange Them for Julian Assange* … in public offer .. now that’s a superb idea (!) If accepted it’d be Julian to The Promised Land, Hallelujah.
There are no Syrians fighting for Donetsk & Lugansk or any other nationality. You can apply only with RU,DPR,LPR passport. They are more trouble than they are worth. Syrians offered to fight but were refused. No new foreigners.
There are foreigners that came long time ago, but they probably already have RU,DPR,LPR passports by now.
I agree with you and do not support the death sentence.
Larry Johnson’s blog details that there has been something like 6,000 foreign fighters in Ukraine though. In the context of this war, where infantry on the ground do not seem so numerous, such a contingent is quite a boost to Ukraine’s fighting forces. If “volunteering” had got greater traction as a fake moral crusade (and felt within an acceptable “risk” envelope) then one could easily have seen that number growing by a factor with ex soldiers (or soldiers on “leave”) from across the west jumping on.
Russia’s response to treat them as war criminals therefore feels a rational choice. They no doubt realize that this may mean that existing foreigners are super reluctant to surrender. Which is counter productive. But they probably figure that the deterrent effect to prevent more coming and to encourage existing ones to leave is a better trade off. Tricky decision and I have no idea if they are making the smartest call here or not.
No doubt there is genuine outrage too, that we ought not to discount. The definition of war crimes has always been very fungible and inconsistent. If Germany had won WW2 then it was well understood that Sir Arthur Harris of RAF Bomber Command would have been treated as one. Instead, we have a statue of him.
All I can say is history repeats it self. What can you expect from those estern Europe countries? It’s a direct parallel to ww2. All of them were nazi collaborators. Serbia is only country still resisting.
SEND MORE JAVELINS!
Send more Javelins!!!!
Before these two twits were captured and tried in Donetsk, I did warn folks that those who visited the DPR & LPR should have a look at their laws and legal system. (I’m a 60 year old housewife, so of course no one listened.)
My analysis (correct me if I’m wrong) is as follows:
1. Since almost no government save Russia recognizes the existence of the DPR & LPR, how would your government even begin to negotiate with the DPR or LPR for your repatriation?
2. Interesting things happen when the rest of the world refuses to recognize a new nation as a sovereign state. I don’t think the DPR or LPR have ratified the Geneva Conventions. Given how they’ve been treated, why would they? So if you’re thinking the rules of the Geneva Convention apply when you are shooting at people and damaging property in the DPR & LPR, you are probably wrong.
3. If you’re thinking Russia will bring pressure to bear against the DPR or LPR court to let a murderer or vandal go free, then you are (again) probably wrong. I can think of dozens of good reasons why the Russians would respect DPR & LPR sovereignty, even if it means the convict goes to the gallows.
Again, if you think I’m wrong, correct me. I’m not a lawyer or authority on international law.
I’ve been watching the DPR & LPR from the beginning, because I became very interested in the question of which regional groups were allowed to form new states, how and why. In my opinion, it’s unreasonably difficult to form a new nation. The older nations’ resistance to recognizing the DPR & LPR may in part have been a decision to discourage other breakaway republics around the world. Whatever the case may be, there are consequences to this resistance to recognizing young nations.
You forgot how west was eager to recognize Kosovo? so it is no problem, as long as you wish to be US puppet or it harms Russia.
Perhaps the fast recognition of Kosovo was to prevent Srebrenica… Although in the end I do miss Yugoslavia but ONLY without “Greater Serbia culture” poison
I liked some of the aspects of this satire but overall I prefer your more straight forward factual analysis of the Russia Ukraine conflict.
Despite your cruel assault on our love of Bangladeshi cuisine your comment references about ‘safaris’ is interesting. Do you think Andrew Hill’s revelatory diary (with co-ordinates for locations in Bucha of ‘Civ Mass Grave’) implies he was working with the National Guard’s ‘Safari Regiment’ in the execution of saboteurs and ‘collaborators’?
Ukraine shot down consists lately with Mi-24,Mig-29,Su-25 and Mi-17/8
All Mig-29 in slovak air weapons
Mig-29A in museums 7501, 8003, 8605, 9308, 5515, 5817 total: 6
Mig-29A 5113 total: 1
Mig-29AS 3709, 3911, 0619, 0921, 2123, 6124, 6425, 6627, 6728 total: 9
MiG-29UBS 5304, 1303 total: 2
MiG-29UB 4401 total: 1
As you see we could give 5113,4401 or 7501, 8003, 8605, 9308, 5515, 5817 which are in museums
Mig-29AS,Mig-29UBS are NATO compatible and are expected to serve till 2023 very unlikely we gave them these since they are not Soviet compatible
Its more likely we gave them spare parts and they ressurected their own birds
Our Su-25 were sold back in 2000s
Our Mi-24 were withdrawn in 2010s
Mi-17 are to be replaced with Blackhawks so its quite likely they will be transferred
People like me, and all those who follow Jacob, TheDuran, Gonzalo and the many other who publish their work and news on Telegram (Vanessa Beeley, Eva Bartlett etc), we are the resistance. We have our eyes and minds open, unlike the masses in the Collective West who have been brainwashed by the mainstream media and Government statements. It is such a shame that the truth is not in the mainstream. All it would take is one brave mainstream broadcaster to tell the truth, and the house of lies will come falling down.
Enjoying the snark greatly. Uncle Sam is likely to nuke Taiwan, to keep the chip factories out of hands of CCP in event of war. Conversely the CCP is very unlikely to nuke Taiwan, if for no other reason than where the fall out is going to land. That new factory in Arizona that Taiwan is building will be useful to all the troglodytes when they come back to the surface 10,000 years later.
Much of the Taiwanese chip making had been outsourced to – you guessed it – mainland China.
The last comment didn’t show up so I’ll try again. Bulgaria used to send our old Migs to Poland for repairs because they were undercutting the prices of the official Russian suppliers. Also, everything we have in the sky is 30+ years old and the pilots don’t get enough flying hours. The military planes are at the same time malfunctioning due to old age and every 2-3 years we hear on the new another one of our very few military pilots died or at least the plane went down and they catapulted. By now I doubt we have more than 5 functional planes in total. No idea about what is on the ground.
As far as aging aircraft go, the US is still flying B-52’s that are 60+ years old, as well as upgraded (engines) KC-135’s, C-130’s, and the “retired” Navy P-3 Orion’s are being overhauled for the US Customs and Border Patrol at Cecil (Field) Commerce Center.
SU25 most likely from Bulgaria. No other country in Eastern Europe are using them as far as I know – Romania has their own locally produced ground attack aircraft, Poland has some SU22s. MIG29s – parts and aircrafts could come from both Poland and Slovakia.
They will poke China just like Russia to force a Chinese attack and war in October to prevent losing the election. Then its WWIII with Russia and China and we lose. There is a reason Russia is moving troops into Nicaragua.
Talking about safari hunters… I’m wondering whether the fire in the Texan LNG terminal and the sudden breakdown of North Stream I (with the spare parts of the Siemens centrifuge being sanctioned by Canada) is 100% an accident, or.. is there a beautiful cathedral (comparable with Salisbury) in Texas closeby the LNG terminal that happens to attract pious hunters from the Siberian taiga? Anyway, I would like to hear your assessment of these weird ‘twists of fate’.
“Just the place for a snark, the Bellman cried
As he landed his crew with care;
Supporting each man on the top of the tide
By a finger entwined in his hair.
“”Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice:
That alone should encourage the crew.
Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice:
What I tell you three times is true.”
Trust an anglican clergyman to write this stuff using a pseudonym. Truer words were never spake!
I believe when Teddy Roosevelt said the line “What I tell you three times is true.” to his Secretary of Defence the man replied that “I didn’t mean to impugn your voracity, sir!”
So it goes.
Yeah I’m with Stephen on this. Don’t worry about upsetting us Brits. Any who get their knickers twisted deserve to be snarked and the rest of us agree with you.
Lets not forget our government gave tacit approval for these mercs in the first place. Aren’t consequences a bitch.
Hi ,i live in France. Happy country where unemployment is almost non existent . Where economy is booming. Where we have all the energy that we need . Where we have young handsome imbecile president , seduced by aging pedophile when he was 14 to gouvern us . Briefly its paradise on earth . Luckily we have enough vine et beer to get drunk and escape from this garden of eden ! Thank you for a great work Mr. Drizen
Is this the same kind of spy who supposedly poisoned the Skripals with a deadly poison but not so deadly that they survived? I enjoy your sarcasm and as a Brit (but don’t consider myself to be one but a Scot), watch a lot of the alternative news sites and never the BBC or newspapers. I’m a descendant of Lithuanian grandparents and have always taken an interest in Russia and the Baltic countries. I hope for peace soon and can’t believe the hypocrisy of the west and their propaganda.
Take care Jacob, keep entertaining us with your truth and wit.
Robert Barnes gave a shout out to the Dreizin Report and The Duran on the Tim Pool show last night.
Time stamp please?
At 1:43:20.. Barnes mentions Dreisin Report, The Duran & Rich Baris
My concern is that executing foreign soldiers, however emotionally satisfying, will prove a perfect prophylactic against any future thoughts of surrender. There are apparently hundreds of them trapped in the Azot factory; surely it would be better to induce their surrender with the promise of good treatment?
I have a Faraday cage so no TV detector vans or TEMPEST problems for me.
Apparently the “spy” is being held under section one of the Official Secrets Act 1911.
According to NATO’s crack psychological warfare unit aka the BBC:
“Section one of the Act relates to information contained within notes, plans or sketches that might be useful to an enemy.
So there we have it, the poor guy was probably on some painting holiday and decided to capture the majesty of the NSA golf ball radomes at Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire.
Actually wasn’t that the George de Mohrenschildt defence when the FBI picked him up sketching near a Navy installation in WWII?
Sounds like a storm in the teacup as us Brits would say. As for the idea of a prisoner swap with the two “mercenaries”, one a sniper and the other Aiden Aslin, who I’m guessing is part of some MI6 pipeline, fighting with the YPG against “ISIS” in his “socialist” colours and fighting against Ukrainian separatists alongside the ultra-nationalists in his “fascist” colours.
The fight against ISIS translates as the fight against Syria and Russia and it’s interesting that a number of US and European “anarchists” also seemed to have made that ideological YPG to Azov/Syria to Ukraine leap over the last few years, but I digress.
As for the diversity of your audience, the Brit in the above comment lives in London and has a cleaner while I live in the north of the country and do any job I can, including cleaning.
I think the people who went from Rojava to Ukraine don’t do that for ideology. Jacob calling them Safari Hunters is probably on to something. These fuckers just like to kill people and thus travel to places where they can do that without getting lambasted for it by their own countries. They are essentially murder tourists. Executing them serves the purpose of scaring other such wankers away from trying to come to Ukraine for some people hunting.
Oh lordy that gave me a laugh. Definitely the most entertaining description of our beloved neighbours the UK I’ve ever heard lol. It’s hard to have sympathy for these mercenaries and I consider myself a pacifist.
Liz Truss has a lot to answer for, going on national TV and saying their Govt supported citizens going to fight in Ukraine. It was walked back in Biden-esque fashion by her dept later but those already predisposed to the message took it as a “nudge-nudge wink-wink”.
Ethics aside, I don’t think it’s a big loss for them to hang Brits as Brits aren’t a real power and, as near as I can tell, the Brit public have swallowed all the anti-Russia propaganda already, so this won’t change opinion. I am a little more concerned about them hanging Americans as the US is still a power and American public is more war skeptic — hangings might turn American public opinion against Russia.
I am an American, and while America is fed lies by corporate media you would be surprised how many Americans understand what is really happening. Alternative media sources are becoming more popular, most don’t talk about it openly but will if asked. The truth is getting out and it has impact recent Republican primaries and will be factor in November elections. The % that still believe in Russia Collusion lie and still wearing masks are lost causes.
All facets of the narrative are unravelling at the seams. The media is carrying water for obvious abuser Amber Heard, even after we all heard those tapes! People are seriously asking ‘what else are they lying about?’ Oh look, they also carried water for future cat lady Nina Jankowicz.
Perhaps the biggest mistake the neocons made was to align themselves with the mentally ill feminists. This is their weak spot.
I agree Americans are more aware of what’s happening. A lot of Americans know Biden admin is full of BS and know — or at least suspect — Ukraine msm narrative is bogus. But I still think Americans might be quite upset by American soldiers being hanged.
It’s mainly those Americans in the orbit of higher education who believe we should force Russia to reject Putinism. Going back to cold war military arms race will bolster their investment portfolios, they believe. That’s been the key to their suck-cess — jumping through all the hoops they were told to, all the hoops they are being told to, and all the hoops they will be told to, without questioning. It’s Pavlovian. They are the cream’ de la cream’ after all. And from that certainty, they will never be dissuaded. I estimate the number to be 75 percent of all voters, if half the adult population do not vote. Or perhaps 35 % of adults. BTW, they have so much faith in Technology, they expect it to fix all problems, whereas wisdom of no functional value.
How very dare you? Your; “curry-slurping junior partner” slur is totally wrong, we are not a junior partner, we are a junior intern, licking the a*se of a dying empire, if you don’t mind!
Licking your own arses then…interesting. (My snarky way of saying that the UK Ministry of Dirty Tricks has been a leader, not a follower, in all of this, doing it’s own fair share of manipulating the US FP establishment.
I am English (albeit also with Irish Catholic and Scottish ancestry…) but our government and many of my brain dead compatriots deserve your snarking. The virtual world of falsehood that has been created in the west exceeds anything that the old fashioned Soviets managed, and Russians were typically smart enough to know it was false. Western populations today are not that discerning.
Corporate media is banned in our house so I only heard about the “spy” being arrested from my cleaner. She happens to be Bulgarian. The Bulgarian government shock her and she has nothing but admiration for President Putin. I think I am her only client in south west London that she can say this to. LOL.
One has to find humour in this. It is too messed up otherwise. Some years ago I read Francis Spufford’s “Red Plenty” USSR satire. It applies far more to my own country now.
I am also English and I approve this message. No television in my house. In fact the only contact with the BBC I have is the occasional visit from “TV Licensing” to whom I explain that he may go and fuck himself.
Another Englishman here. If a fellow countryman listens to Boris Johnson and the BBC, then sets off with a gun to kill Ukrainians and Russians, and gets caught, that’s their problem.
That’s an important point, about Westerners not seeing through the propaganda. It’s really bad here in Germany as well.
That Putin. What a dummy. A Russian who is admired by average Bulgarians, Hungarians, and Chinese people. With Russian leaders like that, we are bound to win.
Well said Stephen.
Im from Scotland now in Canada so doubly embarrassed over the stupidity of both my home bases 😂😳 I don’t watch TV so no idea what the clowns are saying but my friends and family try to argue with me over my social media posts
(Bulgarian) As a fellow citizen suggested in the previous article we have a lot of MiGs and Su around 150, but 90% of them are none operational, maybe some of them are send to Ukraine. The air defense in Bulgaria is provided by 10 Nederland’s f35(which have at least 2 daily patrols, for the past month and that have never happened before).
And remark from the previous article. Bulgaria prepaid around 10 f16s 2 years ago to uncle Sam and probably would never received them with expected delivery date around 2030. We wont received anything(maybe our politicians will) from all the financial support against Russia.
Well there it is. From every 3 or 4 non-operational aircraft, you put together one operational aircraft. So, yes it is Bulgaria.
I am Bulgarian and have been living in England for about 10 years now. To the best of my knowledge Bulgaria doesn’t have the facilities to repair those old Russian Migs and Sus. And I seriously doubt it’s as easy as making 1 functional plane out of 10 broken ones. I vaguely remember from the news a few years ago that we are sending our old Migs to Poland for repairs because we are too cheap to send them to Russia. Being the poor country that we are all of these would be at least 30 years old and way past their expiration date. I doubt we have even 10 working ones – maybe 5 at best and the pilots who fly them don’t get enough flying hours and are dreadfully unprepared. That and the planes are old clunkers – and on a related note we lost our last remaining military helicopter a few years ago when it was used to stop a forest fire. I haven’t paid attention to Bulgarian news in the last 3-4 years though so don’t quote me on that.
Whole plane with bulgarian migs parts? It will be a miracle if that Frankenstein can fly. But our soviet planes are send for repair in Poland in recent years.
The SU-25 attack planes allegedly received by Ukraine are not from Bulgaria. (Ministry of Defence statement) May 27.
This information does not correspond to the truth, according to the Ministry of Defense, about the information of the American edition Foreign Policy and the Polish Defense.pl. They say that Ukraine received 14 SU-25 attack aircraft, but dismantled. The only country in the former Eastern bloc that has this type of attack aircraft is Bulgaria, and our aircraft are exactly 14.
However, according to the Ministry of Defense, this information was hybrid (their word???) and it was not even worth discussing.
Multiple SU 25 flew in Bulgaria on May 06 on air show. (Граф Игнатиево airbase).
I really suggest that you look as a source of SU 25 to Georgia and the unfriendly (to Russia) Caucasian republics. The “donor” does not have to be NATO country, could be someone with inspirations to become one.
Let them Hang, they are nothing but Terrorist in my book.
Assholes who go into any country and KILL PEOPLE willy-nilly FOR MONEY have no claim to benevolence…the ol saw ‘ya shit the bed, now sleep in it’ (my ‘ol saw’ if you’ve never heard it before, creative license n all). One must admit that the psychology of these moralless toads has no business in civil society…ban sick-os to their beam ’em up fate!
Where is Riddick when you need him.
Since the Brits say they consider the Donetsk folk to be Ukrainian, why did they arrest a Russian? Is this the same logic as trying to swap a Ukrainian politician for Ukrainian soldiers? These people make my head hurt.
Maybe they plan also to negotiate the swap with the Ukrainian government too. All their discussions about the convicted Britons have been with Ukraine, of course.
They make my head hurt as well. All this ideology and fake morality to cover policies that are driven by perceived self interest but which are based on false premises and executed incompetently creates a toxic combination.