This installment has some very serious discussion of the Ukraine situation, which YOU KNOW you won’t find anywhere else.
As usual, it’s more concisely informative (none of that mealy-mouthed, “we assess...” bullshit)…..
…..and more PREDICTIVE…..
…..than being on a U.S. Senate committee, and getting an intelligence briefing… and it’s free (unless you wish to donate.)
You can scroll down for all that brainy stuff…..
…..I’ll be getting the usual GLOBOHOMO review, out of the way.
One commenter remarked, I’m “obsessed with homo.”
(OK, so are the Democrats.)
Another pointed out, if you take the Ukrainian alphabet…..
…..and remove all letters that overlap with the Russian alphabet…..
…..what you’re left with…..
…..IN THEIR PRECISE ALPHABETICAL ORDER…..
……are the letters ґ є і ї …..
…..which, again in that order, spell ґєії…..
…..which literally means, “gays.”
Folks, there are NO COINCIDENCES.
But look, as I’ve said more than once…..
NOTHING against homeless sexuals.
The Rainbow Religion is NOT about them…..
…..just as BLM (or how it was used), and the 2020 riots…..
…..were NOT about blacks.
It’s about POWER.
And, what I’ve defined as GLOBOHOMO in my last piece…..
…..(shame on you, if you missed it!!!)…..
…..is MUCH bigger than the silly rainbow flag.
Another Installment Of:
“They Died For GLOBOHOMO”
Like the last poor fucks…..
…..these poor fucks also died for GLOBOHOMO.
GLOBOHOMO is far deadlier than the 2019 Fauci Wuhanovirus.
The trucks in the video belong to Russia’s Wagner PMC.
They are delivering collected bodies to the Ukrainian side.
(There is separate video of bodies being loaded into coffins for one of these trucks, it’s not fake.)
The coffins are likely for PR shock effect on the Ukrainian side. Wagner’s boss has a talent for that.
Neither the Ukraine nor Russia boxes its own dead until the funeral home (for those who even get a funeral.)
It Was All A Game
Citing interviews with 12 different officials…..
…..the Bezos (Washington) Post reports that Brandon’s “decision” to send U.S. tanks to the Ukraine…..
…..was a headfake.
The U.S. agreed with the Germans…..
…..that the U.S. would announce first…..
…..then Germany would commit to sending its tanks….
…..then the Pentagon would say, oh sorry, our tanks won’t be ready for another year.
And that’s what happened.
The Next Bait-And-Switch is Under Way
With the tanks out of the way…..
All the lemmings now talk of sending F-16’s to the Ukraine.
According to Politico, even “military officials” are “quietly pushing the Pentagon” to this end…..
…..and when it’s in Politico…..
…..you know it’s serious (LOL.)
Look, not even getting into the logistics… spare parts, maintenance training, etc.
Also, forgetting that the U.S. bloc has been providing the Ukraine with Soviet-era aircraft…..
…..and AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missiles…..
…..(at least one of which, was shot well across Russia’s pre-2014 borders)…..
…..since last summer.
Discounting all that…..
The Ukrainian side has very few trained, combat jet pilots (or any military pilots) left.
You’d have to train people from scratch.
Even as a lunatic “crash course”, it would take at least six months.
This is like the air defense panic from two months ago…..
…..when everyone realized…..
…..the Ukraine really, really needs the very-latest model Patriot missiles.
So, what did they do?
They resolved to send tanks.
They don’t talk about air defense, anymore.
Not one bit. Total silence on that count.
As I said… LEMMINGS.
As you can see, “it’s all political.”
Of course, they will do another bait-and-switch…..
…..sending large attack drones…..
…..or large surveillance drones, modified (i.e. weapons fixtures added) for an attack function…..
…..BEFORE they send F-16’s.
Because Ukrainian training for those…..
…..(conducted by either the U.S. or UK, I’m not certain)…..
…..is ALREADY under way…..
…..(Oops! Was that Classified? Sorry!!!)…..
…..(just as training for the German tanks started WEEKS AGO—they always get a head start, relative to what’s announced for the newspapers)…..
…..and because, if need be, if it really comes to it, once launched…..
…..these things can be “piloted” from anywhere.
Even from Brandon’s garage!
Again, it will be heavy attack drones.
U.S.-made, but likely coming from Europe.
You can roll that up and smoke it.
If you have any doubt…..
…..just remember, air defense!
AAAIIIRRR DEEEEE-FE-NSE! Hahaha.
This is why you read the Dreizin Report.
Ukraine “HR” Update
As I explained in my December 15th piece (shame on you, if you missed it!)…..
…..the entire Ukrainian force structure…..
…..including the military, “Territorial Defense” militia, Interior Ministry armed units, border guard, etc……
…..is not much more than 400,000 uniformed personnel.
Smoothed-out over time, on average, per day…..
They lose around 95-100 dead…..
…..as many seriously wounded and in need of multi-month recovery time (or demobilization)…..
…..at least 20 taken prisoner, and some small number of deserters.
I suppose you could add to this, since last month, if not earlier…..
The foreign mercenary flow has been overwhelmingly in a “going home” direction…
Approximately 202,000 Ukrainian men received draft notices in roughly the first 26 days of January.
113,000 did NOT show up—or were not detained and brought—to the draft office…..
…..either because they went into HIDING…..
…..or because their politically significant employer was able to get them OFF THE HOOK…..
…..with a phone call (in some cases, perhaps some cash exchanged)…..
…..to the draft office.
As I explained, would happen. No surprises.
Of the 89,000 who showed up…..
7000 still got off the hook for various reasons.
(Employer called at the last minute… or, rich daddy brought cash… or, serious and obvious health or mental issues were observed.)
Thus, 82,000 were sent to training… at least, “notionally.”
As you can see…..
The proportion of those sent to training…..
…..is just 40.6 percent (!!!) of all who received draft notices.
Although this is MUCH higher than I expected…..
…..it is still ABYSMAL.
If this happened in RUSSIA, it would be all over the MSM.
As I wrote on December 15th…..
They must keep their state, internal security, infrastructure, transport, civilian-staffed military repair and logistics…..
…..and what’s left of their military industries…..
…..and export economy (at this point, with the power shortage, just agribusiness) going…..
…..and, they are RUNNING OUT of available, “surplus population” men.
This should be interesting. The draft notices are still going out.
The Ukraine cannot concentrate this many men at, or even near, its few training facilities…..
…..without inviting thousands of casualties from Russian cruise missile attacks…..
…..similar to last winter-spring.
Europe and the UK have never each trained more than a few thousand at one time.
It’s likely most of these guys are hanging out in warehouses, pending disposition.
The REAL throughput for training…..
CAN’T handle what’s been thrown at it.
When Russia went through this last October and November…..
…..the MSM MOCKED and GLOATED.
Now it’s the Ukraine’s turn…..
…..but it’s a news blackout, go figure.
To be expected!
One big difference…..
Russia called up only men with military experience.
(At least, a conscription stint at age 18-19.)
Most of the Ukraine’s new draftees have ZERO time in uniform.
Already scraping the bottom.
There’s probably almost as many Ukrainian veterans of the Donbass war, LIVING IN RUSSIA…..
…..as men who were drafted by the Ukraine in the period January 1-26, LOL.
Obviously, there are not enough experienced officers to lead this many new soldiers.
There are also likely not enough helmets, protective vests, winter boots, webbing, etc……
…..available IN THE ENTIRE WORLD right now…..
…..for this force to be properly equipped.
Unless the USA was to start raiding its own “live” inventory, IN LARGE VOLUMES…..
But, I haven’t heard of that happening….. yet.
Not even getting into radios and other squad- or platoon-gear (or crew-served weapons.)
Chinese stocks and/or production are likely fully committed to Russia.
You see, Russia got a head start.
It’s already soaked up the spare supply.
It’s clear, there’s no capacity to train and equip these new soldiers MUCH FASTER…..
…..than the existing force is GROUND DOWN.
Unless they want to attack Russia…..
…..with human waves of untrained guys in sneakers, an AK-47, and no gear…..
…..the Ukrainian active force structure CANNOT much expand to match Russia’s mobilization.
(Granted, no one said that’s the plan. Their best hope now, in obvious coordination with the USA/NATO, is to slap together the equivalent of about two new armored brigades, and hope for the best. All the other draftees are just cannon-fodder, if even that.)
Sure, they can write about it…..
But when you actually think it out…..
Again, should be interesting.
(Or… “Only Good For Sex“)
There are military men and women, who know their stuff…..
…..(although women tend to be in non-combat jobs, but you can learn a lot, regardless.)
Then, there are dilletantes, with no background, who make things up.
There’s this dumb broad at the Heritage Foundation (the leading Republican thinktank)…..
…..who thinks she understands military affairs.
Her name is Maiya Clark…..
…..and she’s a “Senior Research Associate”…..
…..at Heritage’s “Center for National Defense” (bankrolled by the military-industrial corporations and/or their industry group(s).)
You’d think a Senior Research Associate would… do research.
Like, to inform her writing.
But, you don’t know Washington, DC.
She thinks she knows better than the Pentagon, about the prospects for Abrams tanks in the Ukraine.
A few days ago, she wrote:
Contrary to claims that the Abrams runs only on “jet fuel,” the tank can run on diesel just by swapping out its fuel filter. Maintenance is a challenge, but again, maintenance is an issue for all complex equipment, and Ukraine seems to be doing fine with the other equipment it has received since the war began. The “jet engine” he mentions—the Abrams’ Honeywell turbine engine—is designed to be swapped out, not repaired on-site, meaning its complexity would be a non-issue for Ukrainian maintainers.
Wow, where to start…..
First, the Abrams runs on JP8. “Fuel filter“, Jeeeezzzuss. In my army days, I talked to many tankers, saw the labels on their fuelers. It’s jet fuel.
Some readers have argued it can run on any fuel. One said his Iraq veteran friends used diesel.
Folks, what did the Abrams do in Iraq? Sit at checkpoints. 90 percent of the time, they were just running the AC.
And even then, over the course of that adventure…..
…..about 1000 ruined Abrams power packs (combined engine-transmission sets) had to be evacuated for DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE, stateside.
If you want high performance, reliability, minimal breakdowns, and “regulation” gas mileage…..
…..for repeated, all-day missions against Russian forces…..
…..you need what the U.S. Army indicates.
Don’t take it from your drinking buddies, or from office plankton at Heritage.
Second, the Ukraine has NOT consistently, reliably fixed ANY NATO country (not Soviet type) weapons platform that it has received.
Damaged Western systems (e.g., the German and Polish mobile guns) have ALMOST ALL been brought OUT OF the Ukraine for repair or scrapping.
And now, the Ukraine has barely got enough electricity to fix its own local (or donated) Soviet / Warsaw Pact stuff.
Third, yes, the Abrams’ massive power pack is not intended for field-level repair, but…..
(1) It still takes training to replace,
(2) It takes the hoist/winch on an M88 “wrecker” vehicle to raise and deposit, whereas the Ukraine’s Soviet wreckers were clearly not intended for this weight, and might not handle it.
(Uncle Sam was thinking about sending the Ukraine some M88’s, but they’d have to send probably at least five per tank battalion of any Western (including German) tanks, whereas the U.S. and all of Europe reportedly only have 800-some available, mostly in the U.S. and mostly in operational units, needed for daily training and repairs. The U.S. has essentially NONE just sitting around in storage.)
(3) It cost $1 million 20 years ago, and would likely cost MANY times that today, as no more are being made, so you’d need to pay super-premium for a special “custom” run. It makes NO sense to just throw these things away in the Ukraine.
(4) Transporting these packs, on a one-off basis, for depot-level maintenance in the USA, would be a drain on staff time and transport resources… when the established practice is that everything gets shipped across the ocean to the Ukraine, and nothing comes back across same ocean.
(5) There’s many other things that can break, besides the power pack… duh. Where did they find this girl?
Long ago, I met a Russian from the Ukraine, who visited my MBA program for one semester.
Over a meal, he commented on a female member of his class project team…..
…..that she’s the kind of woman, who’s only good for sex.
I was a bit taken aback.
Being American, and having no high school football team experience…..
…..I’d never heard such blunt, crude, no-shame, say-it-without-blinking, sexual sexism.
(At least, not from a credentialed white man from a good family. But, this was before Trump’s “pussy tape.”)
Of course, we all know what he meant.
But, there’s plenty of men like that, too.
(Unless you’re gay, they’re not even good for sex.)
They tend to move to Washington.
WHO GAVE THIS GIRL A JOB AT THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL PROPAGANDA WING OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS REPUBLICAN THINKTANK???
Hell, I’ll do her job.
I’ll take just 3/4 of her pay… and do her job on nights and weekends.
I can shill as well as anybody.
How hard can it be?
Just write some dumb crap for the Heritage website. Speak at one or two Congressional hearings a year, playing the “expert.”
Compared to her, I’m not even an expert… I’m THE expert.
How I “Met” Gonzalo Lira
This is for the Mercouris audience, no one else will appreciate it.
If you don’t know the name, just skip, scroll down.
Back when I was posting on YouTube…..
…..I got a bizarre comment to one of my videos, roughly as follows:
“I don’t know who the hell you are, Dreizin. I’m warning you, stay the hell away from me. I don’t know you. Don’t follow me, Dreizin.”
In fact, it was about twice as long, but that was the gist of it.
There was no more “content” than what I just shared.
In my few months on YouTube, I only got a few really batshit comments…..
…..so I remembered the names or handles.
This one, was Gonzalo Lira.
Later I found out, he’s a recurring guest on Mercouris’ show.
Reportedly, he’s a Chilean playboy pickup artist, who claims to live (or have lived) in Kharkov, Ukraine.
Reportedly, no one knows what he does for a living.
He disappeared and claimed to have been held by the Ukraine Security Service (SBU) for some days, it was a big deal among Mercouris fans.
Somehow, the SBU had him locked up…..
…..but when they let him go, they didn’t kick him out of the country…..
…..so he remained online, shit-talking the Ukraine while living there.
An unlikely story!
My understanding, he’s never “proven” where he lives…..
…..never posted video of himself walking down a Kharkov street.
What a character.
“You Can’t Make Money on YouTube”
Another one for the Mercouris crowd.
In the comments, some idiot argued that I’m crazy, you can’t make money on YouTube…..
…..No way Mercouris makes good money on YouTube.
Let me educate this fool.
Before I was demonetized…..
I made over $400 on one 25-30 minute video with 25,000 views.
Between their “Duran” channel and their own personal channels…..
…..Mercouris and his wingman publish one or more 45-65 minute videos (longer video = more ad breaks)…..
…..with normally 60,000 to 130,000 views (but potentially 400,000 or more, for vids that have been pinned for a while)…..
…..ALMOST EVERY WEEKDAY, YEAR-ROUND.
At least twice a month, they also do periodic livestream sessions with guests… incorporating superchats (a “pay to ask a question” function.)
(They also post those streams as videos, afterwards.)
Four years ago, they re-posted a Russia Today (RT) interview of Putin…..
…..adding ALMOST NOTHING to it…..
…..and it’s been viewed 2.1 million times, on their own channel.
(I’m sure, no royalties to RT. LOL.)
And, largely feeding off the YouTube fame…..
…..they have a separate, paywalled website, with probably several thousand subscribers…..
You do the math.
Yes, you CAN make money on YouTube.
I’m very grateful to everyone who donated.
Up to now, I haven’t made a cent off of this blog, in many months…..
…..ever since Google Adsense pulled the plug…..
…..determining I was too toxic even to host “Trump commemorative coin” ads.
…..I was shocked at how much I raked in, for just one post (long as it was.)
Every bit helps…..
…..but over half the donors gave $15 or more (some, much more.) Wow!
I’m also impressed with the generosity of readers in DeutschStan, the Spanish Emirate…..
…..and other developing countries.
If I can keep this going, it would be a very credible, extra income for me…..
But, it depends on…..
Did my donors do a one-off, just this time?
…..or, will they reach for their credit cards, with each new post that blows them away?
We shall see!
Again, you can support this blog, here.
I’m also thinking, to open an OnlyFans page…..
…..(that site is not just for sex… well, OK, it’s 99 percent sex, but it’s great for paywalling videos)…..
…..and host my new videos there, behind a paywall.
Instead of on Rumble.
Rumble is a joke.
I lost half my Rumble viewership “overnight”…..
…..when they stopped sending email notices to subscribers.
Cost-cutting, I suppose.
Prior to that, they’d send notices, but it was a THREE-DAY process.
That is, publish a video, and they’ll send notices down your subscriber list, slowly, for up to 72 hours.
Now, they don’t even do THAT.
Also, there are too many illiterates on Rumble, who refuse to read my blog.
I can’t get any synergy.
Just dumb people.
The “I’d rather not read, I’m more visual” crowd.
Working for Rumble, earning $60 per quarter (three months!) for my videos…..
NOT worth it.
Would you pay $10 to watch a paywalled, 25-30 minute video from me?
Once or twice per month?
Please sound off.
Comments Policy Clarification
Some have asked for more detail…..
…..as to the fairly new, “No Scrubs” component of my Comments Policy, at bottom.
Please consult this video for further guidance:
Ridiculous Spelling Policy
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I’d gladly pay $10. However, I do love reading your blogs. I hope you plan to continue writing.
Man, there has to be something else besides OnlyFans.
That will be the 2020’s version of “I only read XXX mag because of the articles”
Yeah just because 99% of the accounts are dildo and spread legged women don’t mean that one with only articles ain’t world class ….
I really do not want to explain to the wife why it’s on my credit card.
But I would be curious to see what OnlyFans suggests to play next after watching a Dreizin video that is not explicit war porn. Nudity on a tank? Washing a tank with foam and bubbles?
Sounds good to me.
Rumble is brand new and it does suck, it’s got growing pains. That said I got an account when a few I follow got yeeted off the tube. I have NEVER used it since,it’s terrible I get random emails for videos that are week old, the layots crap, the suggestions suck and so on. Locals on the other hand has been a dream with barnes and rekeita. You can pay wall some stuff and not others. They also have a new news letter/arcticle function which barnes uses to great affect. You also own all the content and I think they only take 10% as long as people don’t buy any subscriptions through google or apple app stores. They have live chat with tips. Only fans seems an odd choice for a political blog/vlog lol but who am i to judge haha. I’ll give ya 10$ a month or whatever if ya start a locals. Gonna be an odd convo with the lady if I got an only fans charge on my credit card! LOL just sayin. Great content as always keep it coming.
Rumble/Locals (they merged) also has Glenn Greenwald — DAILY — an invaluable, high integrity, really precious benefit
I’m another NO to onlyfans, YES to locals.
Yep, there’s something creepy about Gonzalo Lira. Watching him perform on video, dark lighting, dirty curtains, it reminds me of Pennywise the Dancing Clown soliciting kids from a manhole in the street, or Jame Gumb from Silence of the Lambs trying to appear human.
I didn’t like Gonzalo Lira before the disappearance stunt, because he was totally unoriginal and his verbal tics (Hmmmm? Hmmm? ) and scruffy appearance were offputting. If one kept track of events as analyzed by Scott Ritter, Alex Mercouris, the Saker, and others, you could see that Lira was cribbing their material and passing it off as his own.
Then he did the odd disappearing act. Then he reappeared, telling an improbable story. And got even scruffier. I think the disappearance was a publicity stunt—one that seems to have worked, since fairly serious analysts were now taking Lira seriously and giving him space on their platforms. A few times I watched him if he was a guest on another’s show, and he continued unoriginal and unconvincing, except once he did make a slightly original observation, which I duly noted. .
I found it very strange that he had lived in the Ukraine for 10 years and still didn’t speak a word of either Russian or Ukrainian. What kind of incurious, lazy mind is that? Well, the mind of a person who can’t be bothered to wash his face, shave, comb his hair, change his shirt, etc.
Lira is a faker, IMHO. Who knows where he lives. Maybe in Chile, like Whitney Webb.
Agree. It’s plagiarism.
Gonzalo set off my BS detector from the start (based on intuition), even before his miraculous escape from the SBU.
Reminds me of all the correspondents reporting from Aleppo even though there was no power or internet.
That said, I don’t really mind him, even knowing it’s likely all confabulation.
I remember Lira saying on Duran, on his second appearance, so this was in March, that it was a matter of days until the Russians took Kharkov. lol Also, he often said (with a dismissive tone, I must add) that he didn’t followed or read about military things because he found all that stuff boring and not appealing. Yet, for someone who finds the whole military aspect as “boring”, he has a lot to say about a military conflict. Of course, most of the things he says are stuff he has heard from other people.
I was willing to give him the benefit of doubt about the arrest, at first, simply because I couldn’t believe that the Duran guys would risk their reputation, and therefore had done a background check on him. But his narrative crumbled quickly. What he said wasn’t credible at all. Not only the SBU left him free to go home, and continue to talk shit about Ukraine from his couch, but for some strange reason they wouldn’t let him leave the country? Why? I mean, why would the SBU arrest a foreign citizen, let him free and not kick him out of the country as persona non grata? There are Italian (not only) journalists who have been declared enemies by the Kiev regime just because they were reporting from Donbass region. One of them, Giorgio Bianchi, can’t put a foot in the Ukrainian parts controlled by Kiev because he would get arrested. Yet, Lira can stay in Kharkov and continue to speak against them without problems? Not a chance. I ain’t buying it. Lira likes to present himself as a journalists, but I haven’t seen a single report from him that is worth being considered as such.
My “favorite” story though, is when he said that he didn’t have access to his YT channel because SBU had taken his password. lol Again, why? Why would they do that (completely unnecessary and stupid,) since the guy could create another channel, as he eventually did? I don’t think he’s lying (not completely) when he says he is (or was?) there. But what he’s doing there and where he actually is, that’s a different story and anyone’s guess.
I would pay $10 per video, please include script or talking points if possible.
– OnlyFans is a porn site?? – jeeze, just found out what a scrubs was.
Lira – haven’t watched him of late but admittedly did. -Never occurred to me he was a grifter not even in Ukraine. Another Bald and Bankrupt guy? Please don’t take Kiun B
@KiunB away from me.*hoping she is legit.
Ruining my soaps Dreizin, in the life of a day trader that is catastrophic.
Lira lived in Venezuela back when he was “Coach Red Pill.” And of course we know what happened in that place. Then suddenly he moved to Ukraine. Who moves to Ukraine from Venezuela? And what a coincidence of countries. Just as the op in Venezuela falls apart Lira turns up in the next country in the list. Colour me chin stroking hmmm sound making.
Apparently he did do a live vid from the streets of Kharkov some time back. Cannot confirm that it was actually there. I haven’t the foggiest what Kharkov looks like in grainy boomer portrait res face to camera.
When he was in Venezuela I wondered if he was some US asset. After the streaming from Kharkov I wondered if Russian asset. Either could work. I’m doubtful he’s just some ordinary business doing guy with no stick in the fire either way, who happened to go from South America to Ukraine and just like kept doing his whatever it is business.
wow, never thought of myself as a scrub. lol.
I still don’t get the whole “Scrubs” thing. A porn site? What is a “scrub”? A horny guy?
It’s in the video.
I’m not American and don’t understand when it’s speaking at me in a video. The girls are pretty and the music is fine, but I’m with the other foreigners still don’t know what a “scrub” is supposed to be. Or maybe I’m old. Or maybe just a slow-learner . . . Who knows?
I could be wrong, but my translation of a Scrub in reference to the video is a loser(he’s grifting the ride, so he’s not in control) who thinks ‘he’s all that’ (he’s out driving around looking for attention) on the net and so he yells annoying nonsense(yelling from the passengers side) in comments sections.
How did I do Dreizen? Did I completely miss the point?
I watched some of the video.
Guess I missed the “message.”
Scrubs = People dancing wearing weird pants?
I can figure out Gonzalo Lira, but not Scrubs!
Here is my go at the “Scrubs” thing. The lyrics go something like this:
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me
Hangin’ out the passenger side
Of his best friend’s ride
Trying to holla at me
A scrub doesn’t have anything of his own (in this context, information or original thought), but pretends that his best friend’s stuff is his own to impress others (in this context, rephrases and repeats what other youtubers or analysts say as their own info).
Further down, people are discussing how Gonzalo Lira is a “scrub”. He takes info from other YouTubers, passes it off as his own original thoughts.
Who says you are?
Rokfin has some way to block videos for non-subscribers, but I don’t know if they have a way to set particular fees. I only mention this because I wonder what my family might think if I get hit by a truck and my credit card logs show me paying to a porn site, instead watching it for free… or for spyware planted on my pc. 🙂
I’m surprised the Ukrainians were wanting the bodies sent back by Wagner, if the rumor that the military is scamming Uncle Sam** for the dead Naz-guls pay subsidy by reporting them as alive and earning keep by killing ruskies/wasting munitions. (**Watch out for anyone who wants to be called Uncle). Must be a Ukraine scam going on that I can’t spot if they are not shelling the trucks before they arrive?
“Over a meal, he commented on a female member of his class project team that … she’s the kind of woman, who’s only good for sex.” Well, that’s probably how Maiya Clark got the job, putting those yoga lessons to work. What gets me is sometimes you find women who can not be good for anything, even sex; yet they somehow wind up running an office. Victoria Nuland comes to mind, now try to get that Nightmare on K-Street image out of your mind.
Jacob, hope to hear what’s the macro-economics in your view and why, Ukraine war porn is good, clean fun, but you got some analytic talents that go wide and far.
Does Locals.com offer a better way for pay walling videos though they are tied to Rumble now. Seems to work for VivaFrei/Duran etc. Robert Barnes seems to think about 10% of the subscribers on a channel become paying subscribers for $5-$10/month.
I’m suspicious of GL as well. His criticisms of Ukraine are very overt and disparaging (rightly or wrongly) and he has a constant flow of very pro-Russian guests on. It is very unusual to do if you are living within a war zone and paranoid state. I lived during the Sierra Leone civil war and when the state was under threat the security services do really dumb shit due to paranoia. Having a tattoo was enough to end your life in a very public and ugly way (usually beheading with blunt machetes). You would be very wary of having private conversations about the progress of the war little own public ones.
Now SL and Ukraine are not comparable countries but the paranoia during war time is universal.
Germany is sending 88 Panzers to Kiev.
H is the eighth letter in the alphabet.
88 = ”HH” = ”Hello Hillary” (NOT)
(Lira)never posted video of himself walking down a Kharkov street.
He did many months ago twice I watched both,this was on his older youtube channel.
Having been an aircraft two engine mechanic in the USAF and at that time the fuel we used in the Jets was the JP4. You can probably in an emergency you could try using diesel to get the Turbine to run. You probably going to get a very low Thrust out of it and literally going to totally screw up everything in the support side of the engine. The key item this wonderful Lady failed to mention is the heart of the performance of any turbine ( Jet Engine ) engine which is actually the Turbine Discs at it’s exhaust. The temperature that can handle determines the actual thrust performance of the engine. The inlet discs configuration can also determine to a certain extent the total thrust performance of the engine. If the maximum exhaust temperature is exceeded that passes thru the Exhaust Turbine disc (s) the possibility of the disc(s) disintegrating become likely. The other delicate part of these engines is the highly complex fuel control system of this turbine and have it work using this fuel for which it has not been designed for. Oh yes how well are all the seals in the fuel system and integrated filters which are not accessible unless you tear down the Fuel Control going to handle this fuel without been degraded and failing and have fuel leaks or just failing to function. I been out of the Aircraft Maintenance Business military and civilian for a good while but it sounds like this lady is been smoking the wrong type of weed or she expects her audience to be a very ignorant bunch.
Hope you are fine. Although the only fans idea sound reasonable, would you like to be associated with it?
I mean if you go to a homeless sexual bar because you like the mojitos there, by association people will think you are gay (a logical conclusion)
Also, I dont believe the audiences there will be in the mood for your blog (or vlog). They are mostly looking porn.
For your funding, I heard that there is this pay-what-you-want pricing model. I know some people are profitable. May be give it a shot?
Some article about this: https://tommorkes.com/3-ways-pay-what-you-want-leads-to-more-profit-than-fixed-pricing/
Sorry for the long comment.
Привет из Коста Рике, спасибо тебе за всё.
Jacob. What I appreciate about your style is the goofy humor.
In our woke times, humor is being banned. Humor is to wokeness like a cross to a demon or daylight is to a vampire. Acerbic wit has been excised from TV shows. No one can start being a comedian today … you have to be already an icon to get away with anything. And venerable newspapers the world over are discontinuing political cartoons, afraid of social media shit storms they stir up.
I always thought the worst part of Stalinism is having to see those building size posters of the great leader for years on end, but I now realize the actual Pol Pottiest thing there is is being forbidden to laugh, the only thing you just can’t help.
I do have a high school football past (but recruited b/c of speed, not size). Me and the QB would always joke around to relax before a game. Coach would get furious: “Get serious! We have a game. Men!” He couldn’t cut us from the team, b/c he needed the touchdowns. Of course he wasn’t the one being hit out there and landing up in the Emergency with amnesia. Everybody asking for a year whether you finally had ‘m all in a row now.
Regarding Gonzalo it is clear something does not add up.
Alex Christophorou seems to be the only one who saw the details of his arrest and his agreement with the SBU.
He spends his days calling Hellinski, the SBU and the Ukro army a bunch of scumbags… and he still walks around Karkov nice and easy. Can’t speak a word of Russian. Might have his name on the kill list.
We know the SBU and the Ukros tape people on a post to whip them for less than that.
When I was younger, I spent a night in jail in South America. Visited a “tough neighborhood” with some local dudes that were NOT from that hood. Let’s just say that shit hit the fan on short order.
Fortunately, I had a contact there that got me out with 2 lawyers. I can tell you one thing : I was in a bus heading out of that fucking town at the second the lawyers told me it was “all good,” Won’t name the town or country as 99% of the folks I met were either nice or fairly nice. Bottom line: I got the hell out before the crooked local cops change their mind about me.
Gonzalo seems to have the whole thing figured out. He also claim to have young kids and a wife hiding somewhere else in Ukraine. They are under 10. I don’t know but I would get tired of Zoom.
Other things that makes no sense is that he claims that the SBU his his old cell and password for his Coach Red Pill stuff…. while he has those hour long chats with everyone. Either he is deep in Donbass or out of the country. He is a cool chap and has some decent analysis overall. I did learn from him and his knowledge of history is not too bad. He is a zillion times better than all the creeps on MSM in my opinion. That being said it is clear we are missing several chapters when it comes to Gonzalo.
I forgot to add that he said before his arrest he was hiding and he was most likely snitched to the SBU and the SBU told him not to leave his location I didn’t watch him for a long time (since the release) so I don’t know if now he is in hiding or still in the same location also he said he has a wife and kid living in Chile
Sorry, I wrote already a comment but guess on wrong place. I heard that GL lives in Charkov for years, that he married an ukr. woman and has 3 small kids with her. If so, he can perhaps stay in Ukraine. Also Charkov is partly very pro russian what can help him. On other hand, last year he showed his kitchen making coffee and this kitchen seemed to be a very american kitchen. We in Europe have a little different kitchens. His story with SBU seemed to me also not very logic. But maybe he has a good protection through his wifes family. Just dont know. Didn‘t know that he doesn‘t talk russian or ukr. (80% in Charkov talk russian or a special mix dialect btwruss/and ukr.) 2 times he predicted some right events – can‘t remember which once. But that made him more popular. Many people find him funny. I hardly watch him anymore.
I had read previously that Wagner was going to send 4-5 batches of 20 trucks with dead bodies.
When I saw the video, I was thinking, that’s about 100 loads, and there’s got to be about 20 per truck.
That’s like 2000 corpses, which seems monstrous.
On the other hand, there’s enough comments about how the whole town was littered with corpses everywhere, and quite a few videos showing 3 here, 7 there, 11 in the hall and on the stairs.
No hard facts or numbers, but it wouldn’t even surprise me if it actually was in that order of magnitude.
This and a lot of other leaked information and videos lead me to think that maybe the Russians really do think, the hell with some complicated offensive campaign, if we just keep doing what we’re doing now, sooner or later there won’t be a Ukrainian army to outwit … it will just collapse.
I keep saying the same thing. It’s a death cult, like Hitler & Eva in the bunker, Jim Jones in Guyana with the cool-aid, or the Waco Branch Covidians, I mean Davidians.
It’s definitely a cult.
This trucking of the dead is like something out of the Twilight Zone.
One horror trumping the previous horror – gradually anesthetizing us so we can lackadaisically accept the next level of affront to our sensibilities.
God help us.
Young and not so young lives snuffed out in an apparently quasi-mechanized fashion – as the Deep State whatever-you-call-it continues its human sacrifices to its War God.
“The Schofield Kid: It don’t seem real. How he ain’t gonna never breathe again, ever. How he’s dead. And the other one, too. All on account of pulling a trigger.
William Munny: It’s a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take away all he’s got and all he’s ever gonna have.
The Schofield Kid: Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming.
William Munny: We all have it coming, Kid.”
Thanks for the reality check.
Nice quote from Unforgiven. One of my favorites.
This situation in the Ukraine is a horror, another in a litany of horrors. It’s like many large-scale human atrocities, but then each also has its unique aspects. This one gets more attention than most, particularly because it involves Russia and because it is happening in Europe.
By “death cult”, I understand you mean the Ukrainians.
It does seem that for substantial numbers of them, decades of indoctrination has given them a psychotic hatred of Russians, and the US seems more that pleased to use that to make hay.
Hello. Re: Mr Lira – one can easily misplace r & a while typing. He is more entertaining than some MSM. Rarely informative but he is a fiction writer after … His novel ‘Counterparts’ that he wrote at 28 (he is in mid 50s now) is, according to Go-0-gle — a ‘Chockablock with unanticipated twists and turns … nothing is as it seems: allegiances are variable and treachery is as common as votive candles, while only those they’ve come to distrust can be counted upon’. What makes me and many others wonder, and let’s assume he has been in Kharkov all this time… what motivates him to stay there … since apparently he can move in Ukraine and out from it. He prefers to stay. Financial reasons, loves the thrill of it, finds inspiration for writing perhaps …
He’s got a wife and 3 children there.
Beside the fact The Duran makes monney, what do you think about their content?
I like them. It’s entertaining. But the topic is just the same everyday : “Bakhmut is encircled, Village X has been taken, UE and UK are crazy, MSM is propaganda, and here is a nice article”.
But i still like it. Mercouris is a hell of a story teller.
I miss the historical asides Mercouris dredges up from his prodigious memory, so I’d much prefer he focused on geopolitics / economics rather than the day-to-day tactical situation (his repeated, “I’m not a military man, but…” is beginning to get to me).
There was also one occasion where I had first-hand knowledge of something Mercouris was talking about, and it was pretty clear that his information source was feeding him a skewed narrative to suit a personal opinion. Hell, Mercouris wasn’t even pronouncing the names correctly even while speaking with that authoritative tone he’s mastered.
If i had time, i would do a vidoe channel summerizing what Mercouris says in 60min. It would be 20 minute long probably.
Aside that, it’s not too much “war porn”. It’s more like “geopolit-porn”.
Jacob Dreizin says it’s candy for your brain… i have to say he’s right.
Yeah I saw one of those as well, It was about my country, Myanmar, he got the historical persons totally wrong. But overall it seemed agreeable since he always try to be vauge and not lean on much of anything strongly.
Your last blog post was cited by Yves Smith of Naked Capitalism blog. https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2023/01/why-despite-rands-recommendation-the-ukraine-war-is-unlikely-to-end-in-a-negotiated-settlement.html
Moon of Alabama often references her posts so it’s interesting to see her reference yours.
I wonder how many “alt” media people read the Dreizin Report but don’t mention it. It’s too good not to read but also very “nonPC”, lol!
MoA is male, they man is called Bernhard.
Bernhard or “B” censors the comments like Jake here. I think what is important is not having a crew of regulars camp the comment section with 30 comments on every article from each of them. It feels like they are old democrats that went to west point and have no life, grumpy, who read “the economist” and like to use the big words to impress each other. The only thing they do is repeat some lie, kind of like people who watch main stream media and then repeat what they heard. “B” does have some really good stuff once in a while, I myself only check his mis-configured website if there is something major going on. He is another humble guy asking for donations to keep his operation going.
Regarding Lira he said he is a producer and a coach to how to talk to ladies or something like that he did make a video when the war started from Kiev then he started to make videos saying he was in Kharkov and said he don’t do outside video to not disclose his location, he also pinned a post on Twitter saying if he is not active for 24h then the SBU got him and killed him, he disappeared for a week everyone thought he was dead then came back to life saying he was indeed detained by the SBU and his phone was taken away. Lastly when asked about why is he still in Kharkov he said I want to see how all of this will end (weird answer) and not it’s impossible or dangerous to try to leave!
The Spanish Emirate XDD. Some of my friends in Spain think Morocco is going to invade Ceuta and Melilla (the two Spanish cities in North Africa) at any moment. Apparently, Spain’s defensive agreement with NATO doesn’t include these territories (I don’t know about the Canary Islands…). The Russians should consider placing some military bases in Morocco to threaten the EU with a new a south front, just in case XD
BTW, did you stop posting videos on Odyssey? It’s the only free content platform I check regularly since the 2020 Big Internet Censorship Debacle
Lira posted a fair bit of evidence he was in Ukraine:
That said, that doesn’t mean he knows what he’s talking about. I heard him make too many dumb predictions so I stopped listening to him. He’s kind of entertaining and fun to listen to, but I don’t trust his understanding and knowledge at all — I mostly file it as misinformation if anything. I remember him confidently telling viewers that China was going to move on Taiwan sometime in early 2022 and that just seems silly now.
My guess is IF the M1 Abrams can run on any liquid fuel (even Chanel no 5, LOL) it’s only to get the hell out of Dodge and you won’t get far before the turbine goes kablooey. Assuming you could even start it up because turbines probably refuse to run without the correct fuel. You’re more likely to need a turbine pack designed to use diesel if you want a diesel powered Abrams, etc. That turbine pack (if it even exists) is almost certainly integrated onto the fuel filter of course. Shame one you for implying that Maiya Clark is only good for sex! (Does she at least look good?)
Speaking of Gonzo – he’s on his 3rd YouBoob channel in a year? Something like that. Early in the SMO, before his purported arrest by the SBU he posted some Kharkov walkabout videos on what is now a dead channel. Occasionally he holds a perishable product up to the camera in his newer videos as evidence he’s still in Kharkov. Lately he claims he cracked/broke a rib in a motorcycle accident but methinks he laughs too much without wincing in pain for that to be true…
Anyway, who gives a shit about how much money The Duran pulls off of YouBoob videos and magic mug sales when we could be figuring out how much money Gonzo makes from YouBoob and whether or not he’s hiding from Ukrainian nationalist death squads in a Kharkov apartment or bullshitting us from a nice and comfy Moscow propaganda farm?
Meet Ms. Maiya Clark: https://www.heritage.org/staff/maiya-clark
The muppet show named guy mentioned here, 2nd time, is a con artist. Specialising in conning the type of crowd one may expect to find at the Modern Greek 2 Alexander the Great folks. Never hall into trying to separate the good from the bad when it’s about examining the product of a con artist. Never try to make it sound reasonable. Reminds me the times when I was advising about the value and how genuine were certain old pieces of memorabilia of some popular type. People who already fell for fake or counterfeit just refuse to accept the “verdict”. They tried to find reasons about why their artifact (bought cheap, uncertified and with alleged unique features…. slipped under the eyes of all pro’s just to be bought by a lucky armature … yeah. Right) is “genuine” despite all the red lights, warning signs and it coming from an unknown source.
The guy screemes “con”. Like all con artists he is talented story teller and great at spotting other con artists.
But he is still one of them.
I’ll subscribe for 5 EUR/month (MasterCard, no PayPal). The suggested 10 EUR is beyond my budget.
G. Lira, believe on his coach-benway podcast, once said, that a nuclear war might be not that bad at all. Also, on other occasions that he’s looking forward for WW 3 ! or by the time of that Nancy-Pelosi-Taiwan stir in early August last year, that China should sink some US carriers, would be fun (for him) or in this sense. This idiotic cheerfulness and schadenfreude like dealing with a sports event is somewhat at times veery disgusting with the both Alexes too (“Rrussia has ‘taken out’ this’n that, “, yeah ! Christoforou sucked when he “hearted” one of his yuutuve commentators who suggested that Rrussia should “respond” with ‘nukes’ in case Zap NPP should be blown off by Ukr. shelling). They bother too much about tactical minutia, rambling on and on but there’s nothing new at all.
With Dreizin I appreciate that he’s given up on timely tactical banalities and avoids jittery speculations, instead prefers to speak out in greater intervals so to spare room for thinking through, real noteworthy remarks & I will buy him couple of coffee’s in near future, promise.
Not expecting great alterations on that Ukraine theater besides daily routine-stupid bloodbath, what one has to fear is what West does in next steps, when delivery of tanks, drones, F 16 or the whatever the fuck doesn’t change UA Endsieg chances (as if anyone had expected that) and we arrive at the stage when e. g. our BaerBock yelps that “We” now be must be eventually prepared to “die” for YUCraine, Freedoom & democrazy (= i. e. also risking decapitation – or decapitulation – strike to eliminate the Yevil; see also: Rrussian roulette with 5 rounds in cylinder).
Suspicion is, that (speculational suicidal) option might be scheduled from the beginning.
Great blog as always. I heard that the platform “Locals” is quite good for videos behind a paywall. I´m not familiar with it so don´t quote me on that. I just hope this blog continues for many years
Lira was interviewed on the “Russians With Attitude” podcast last year and, when directly asked, gave exactly zero information on his background other than some very vague and largely irrelevant ancient family history in S America, and some generic US college experience. it was a very softball interview so they left him off the hook. He’s a total bullsh1tter. The “disappearance” stinks to high heaven and back again.
Meh, if it runs on jet fuel just throw some kerosene in it.
I enjoy the blog and videos. I’m a fan on Duran and found you through them. Keep up the good work!
I quite like HistoryLegends and Military Summary channels for some progress that’s not directly ‘western’. I also like watching Indian and Chinese English news channels for some balance against the constant western narrative. It’s amazing how much more you learn about what’s going on in the world when you get some wider perspective. Of course their channels have their biases too which a wise person can see sticking out like a sore thumb, but oddly enough they are far more globally informative, because they tend to spend more time going in depth on a topic and often have people on from around the globe you would never get to see or hear on western legacy news channels.
I’m poor AF at the moment so i cannot afford the $10. My $200 i have left monthly after fixed expenses goes exclusively to food. I understand what budget constraints are so I cannot blame you for doing some camming to get the extra cash.
However, I would humbly suggest that if you do start camming, you publish your videos for free on rumble later, after for example a one week period. That would allow poor people like me to still follow your content (albeit at a delayed time) AND it would allow sharing of your videos on social media.
What about SubStack or Patreon? They have paywalled subscription levels, including free for those who need it. You could make extra content eg videos, Q&A’s and posts of your choice subscriber only. Patreon can be unfriendly but SubStack seem pretty censorship friendly.
Regarding Gonzalo Lira roundtables… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….
HARM was launched from jet airplanes back when I knew about it, and I don’t see how it could be launched from anything else. Is Ukraine still flying anything?
Wow !! That I didn’t expect…
What are your thoughts regarding the role Poland is playing in this conflict.
In particular, the idea that by May 2023 Poland will 1. “Sieze” in some form Lviv area and 2. is “next up” in the war against Russia (e.g. NATO continues fighting through them).
I’ve picked up this theory from the (Duran, Ritter, MacGregor, etc) crowd but I am not sure if you have spoken on this. Thank you for your time and hard work
I am no Jacob, but my opinion is that all 3 mentioned, some certainly heavy weight commentators, are fighting last centuries war… the “land grab” Operations style 1919 or 1945 (where you get to keep them and create a new status quo) is a thing of the past. Poland can militarily get presense there but can’t absorb it. And this is known to 99% of the Polish decision makers. Such moves cannot be more than a Pyrian victory in the 21 century environment. Also their assessments about spear head maneuvers of the type the Soviets did in 44 and 45 (like to Odessa) are not based on reality.
I’m not Jacob either, but I have had a wild idea for a while similar to what you are asking about.
I had considered that one possible, if extremely unlikely, resolution to this nightmare is for Russia and Poland to work a backroom deal with Poland taking the far western part of Ukraine. If Russia then extended its area along the rest of the Black Sea coast, Ukraine would end up the “rump state” some speculate that it will, but somewhat smaller, with its west also gone.
I understand that there are some historical precedents for Poland having interest in the west of Ukraine, and this could benefit Russia, too. Despite the “Putin wants to take over Europe” narrative I hear a lot, I think the Russians would prefer to have to do as little as possible with the greater Ukraine area as they can while securing the east and south, and this arrangement would reduce the territory they need to worry about–especially since the western area of Ukraine seems to be the epicenter of anti-Russian sentiment.
I also think there could be creative ways to spin this so that the US gets to claim its victory.
That’s all the time I’ll spend typing about this outlandish idea, unless someone is interested in commenting further.
For me, I prefer written to video. So much so, I didn’t care enough to learn about “scrubs.” Buying you a refill, BTW . . .
I’m so glad there is finally somebody on American side who is actually doing investigating journalism to keep us plebs informed. Americans should be lucky to have somebody like you doing this stuff to keep them informed.I’m so glad somebody is finally outing out The Durans. How much is Scott Ritter raking in on his own with all the stuff that he is involved in? What is your take on Saker blog closing down and drons strike on Iran?
I too was suspicious about Gonzalo Lira. He just seemed slick and like a BS artist. I saw him on the first video he did with The Duran. That was February of 2022. He was in Kiev on business and staying in a hotel. His wife and family were back in Kharkov. He seemed to be a friend of Alex Christoforou. Lira did show himself walking around in Kiev. But I have not seen him walking around in Kharkov. On his videos, you sometimes hear air raid sirens. I had wondered what happened to his family, and I wonder why he’s posting photos of very beautiful women on Twitter.
His disappearance was odd. His Twitter page has a pinned tweet talking about all the people that the Zelensky regime has disappeared, and said that if he went missing for more than 24 hours, people should assume he was disappeared too. Something like that. We were all worried when he disappeared. Scott Ritter at that time was on Twitter and reported that Lira had been captured by the Kraken unit. Then he reappeared, and is able to be critical of Ukraine on a regular basis. Seems odd. And, he has this irrational hatred of Scott Ritter, which is weird.
He mentioned at times that he had a background in Hollywood. I’m not sure how he ended up in Chile, but I don’t believe he is a native of Chile. Maybe his parents moved there when he was young. But I think he went to Dartmouth or some other Ivy League college. I checked him out on IMDB.com, and he has background info there. That site says “Gonzalo Lira was born on 29 February 1968 in Burbank, California, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Secuestro (2005), Soldier of Fortune (2000) and The Public Space (2018).”
So, he seems legit, but I don’t know how he gets away with broadcasting from Kharkov being critical of Ukraine.
I think as time has passed you’ve either given up or relegated yourself to be a mere sideline pundit rather than a coach if that is not too impolite.
I understand that in America when faced with the satanic deviant forces that are just a few miles down the road it must be difficult to set yourself to the #DeepState traitors.
My hope is that as this treason on the American people by the slime that dare to fly the flag and wear the uniform of the Patriots that you and others lights like yourself can elevate your spirit to cleanse the nation of the human filth of the oligarchs that have turned your nation into a dirty depraved degenerate satanic enclave of the child sniffer freaks.
God is just and i tremble for the American people as Gods justice cannot be silent forever.
Thanks but not me, sorry. Not going to cleanse anybody. It will more likely just self-cleanse, by way of Variant X. And, I’ve got my own family to worry about.
Not to defend that clown, but anyone can create an account with the name Gonzo Lira. That said, there is something definitely fishy about him. I can’t for the life of me understand why the Duran / Viva have such a hard on for him. He must have photos or videos. Barnes seems to find him suspect as well, though he isn’t too adamant about it. I’d bet a year’s salary he’s no where near Ukraine.
“Would you pay $10 to watch a paywalled, 25-30 minute video from me?” Make it $5.99 or $14.99. Value or premium–there is no in between. It’s hard to position yourself in the in between grey zone.
You’d have to up your game for me to pay $10 a video. When you talk about topics I have firsthand knowledge on you’re only marginally more accurate than Zeihan (look up TC 21-306 and ctrl+F JP8). I appreciate your perspective and read just about every post, but for it to be worth money there’d have to be less complaining and more “so what” on the info you do cover. I’d never pay for doomerism.
Pay wall is a great idea, I would sign up immediately! I love reading your posts, but also love seeing you in action. You are a hoot. . . a smart hoot, but still a hoot. LOL
Well well, this is awkward. I dont have a car but a tricycle. As it has a flat tire, and I don’t have the money to buy a new tire, I walk a lot. Luckily, I don’t live with my dear mom, but with my grandma. And yes, I’m not well endowed.
That said, I don’t wear scrubs anymore the moment you prohibited scrubs. When I explained this to my grandma, she allowed me to sit behind the computer naked when visiting Dreizin Report, btw, those $10 for a video on OnlyFans, does this come with a discount on other educational OnlyFans videos? Just asking for a friend.
I’m glad more people don’t like Mr. Lira, I thought I was the only one who didn’t like his glib attitude.
Sargent Slaughter here, secret double wax agent. Is it true that the Prime minister and President of Ukraine are both Jewish? What percent of the population in Ukraine is Jewish? 2.3% or .2%. Nothing to see here, more gentiles should get the tattoo, and be good little goy cannon fodders so they can serve their masters who if they win will have homeland #2. I think your missing the big picture Jake the snake roberts. As for your paywall, get tech literate. Linux server -install lamp, dovecot, postfix, letsencrypt, also this nifty thing called nextcloud. Put up half of your story on the front page of your domain on apache web server. Put the whole story up on a unique url and email that url to all your donation people. Give a freebe once in a while to attract attention. You can upload a video to nextcloud and share that link as well. This is the problem with politicians, good ol boys, modest conservative types. They are stupid fools around technology. What I describes above will take you 3 days to learn if you have no experience in linux terminal using ssh. Maybe your tech guy is a windows/mac only person, which means he/she is not up tio the task. 90% of the computers in the world run Linux or a cousin of it. I will say this though, if you get to rowdy for a certain group of people they will get every datacenter in the world to black list your domain and your banking stuff, you know that fiat dollars that you want so badly.
Another Great post Jake, I do like your contrast and bravery. Bravery part being that you live physically in the DC swamp and are vocal. I agree with another commenter, do not do only fans. Guilty by association.
I don’t know the percentage of Jews in Ukraine, but Dnipro (perhaps the fifth major city in Ukraine) claims the largest Jewish community in Europe. They have a pair of very opulent towers, called Menorah and a large Synagoge there. If you are ever in Dnipro, Menorah is a nice stop, make sure to take the tour up to the roof for nice panoramic views and there is a pretty top notch Kosher restaurant in it.
Hello! That claim (if real) is laughable. Paris alone has more Jews than the entire Ukraine. Perhaps London also.
why not just use substack as the platform for your comms to us? its’ free and you can write, imbed videos and podcasts and pics -all for free and free for us pheasants and i am not a rocket scientist but isn’t free for all with no strings attached a great thing?
Thanks… Substack maybe, but my videos won’t be free anymore, that is for sure. Too much work.
if you goto substack and charge for vids i’d pay on the go i have to just listen and i don’t have the time to read
substack allows the writer to write and then to convert the article to a podcast to have a “read along” if the subscriber desires! thanks for considering also you can link substack right to your website so if you want to leave you can grab your archive and leave with no strings attached even if variant x comes along
Everyone can be as harsh as they want, I suppose, when it comes to criticizing others.
And we all can be as suspicious as we want about other peoples’ motives.
I laugh at how harsh Jacob is on those he considers to be bullshit artists – the no-holds-barredness has great shock value.
Having the “I can say what I want/I’ve got nothing to lose” attitude is magnetic in its attractiveness for those of us who wish they had the balls to publicly risk laying it on the line like he does.
I do admit I get uncomfortable when certain folks I have followed for some time – and from whom I feel I have gained good insights and information and have enjoyed their style – get hammered, belittled or damned with faint praise.
For instance, the Duran boys, Scott Ritter, Brian at The New Atlas, Dima and even Gonzalo Lira – all of these individuals have provided me with loads of insights, information, value and hours of entertainment.
All can be greatly praised for what they’ve grown and accomplished and continue to accomplish [against the odds, I daresay?], and all can be can be validly criticized for whatever shortcomings they may have [can’t we all?].
I think it would be a fine gesture, however, if the criticism could be positive and constructive, and carping and dogpiling could be avoided.
Great post as always.
I have a relative who flies F-16’s for the USAF. When asked about possibly a hot war with Russia he was certain that the USAF would sweep Russia from the skies. The reason is that the USAF and other air assets are used to working operations with hundreds of planes in the sky all under a single coordination. (probably AWACS). According to him, the Russians can’t coordinate anything like that. But they could certainly do a better job then the Ukie Air force. I think giving the Ukes an F16 would be like giving a monkey an AK47. Interestingly when asked about China my relative was not confident.
On think tanks. That term used to have meaning to me as something special. I have since learned that “science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.” (Richard Feynman), and all of these outfits are nothing but grifters creating narratives for whatever grifter is funding them.
great post. thank you.
What do you think would be the military contingency planning in Russia for a situation where the radar screens would be overloaded with hundreds of hostile air targets approaching the border from all directions? Keep in mind that they have no idea if they carry nukes or not. I’m not a military person, but such a force concentration would, in my mind and my own decision tree, would be equal to an existential threat to the nation. Many nukes would be launched in the air towards their targets and the planet would have only 10-20 minutes to withdraw those planes flying over or towards Russia, while the missiles can still be controlled and neutralized by the launcher.
No offense, but your relative seems detached from reality like Pentagon and Washington were when they started all their losing wars.
Seems to be a rather strong fixation in the comments section regarding specific fuel requirements for an M1 Abrams but I think the more salient issue relevant to the M1 is the logistics of supplying it’s voracious appetite for fuel along with specific maintenance requirements of keeping them operational. I suspect the specific grade of kerosene/diesel/JP8 is not as critical as some think it may be as I’ve had no trouble finding numerous references to the engine’s “multi-fuel” capability.
WRONG. If it runs just fine on diesel, that’s no problem because the Ukrainian army is swimming in diesel, and there’s no “voracious appetite” problem at all.
Regarding transforming the blog to Onlyfans or whatnot , I’ll tell you an old Russian /slash/ Eastern EU joke about LADA Riva ( I trust you know what it is but for those who don’t , it is basically the RU Ford Taurus ). Most sold Soviet car ever ! ( even though it was just a recycled Fiat blueprint) , It had the same unchanged design for 40+ years and people kept buying it and loving it. Anyway It amounts to “If its made perfect , don’t mod it ! ”
Long story short , this blog is your Batman Suit. You want some spin-off ..making a Robin, a Green Arrow maybe ,so you can reach a wider audience and groupies’, I get that. All good … Except , people want the Batman … cause he’s badass in all forms …. and mysterious . Hence , whatever you do… keep the Batman Alive. Give him maybe a few gadgets though ( e,g, Patreon, a podcast you know making some membership scheme and basis for it). The Coffee thing worked like a charm but as you said , might be a ‘one off ‘ for most of the people. I ‘ll gladly scrap my Amazon subscription to subscribe here.
Don’t take this as a critique.
I hear you. This blog’s not going anywhere. But I need some type of premium access channel.
Dreizin, Peakprosperity has videos behind a paywall. One can only access these videos when logging in on a website. To be able to login, a subscription model is used, either a monthly or a yearly one. Btw, the videos behind the paywall are also “stored” on Rumble.
Btw, I’m an absolute nitwit concerning all this, I hope this helps (somewhat).
Gonzalo gives me the heebeejeebees! Please do a roundtable behind a paywall with him and Brendon O’connell between the 3 of your characters it will go down in history and you’ll clock some $
I appreciate you sharing this blog post. Thanks Again. Cool.
A lot of talk here about Gonzalo Lira. I’ll say that I enjoy listening to him. he’s funny, and as much an entertainer as anything else. I like quirkiness and wise guys, which is why I follow this site, and also admit a lot of Lira has to be taken with a grain of salt, as you should with anyone. I thought his “disappearance” was odd, and could he be a Russian agent? Or merely a showman in for the gab and bucks? Don’t know, but I can take him once a week or two. He just had a podcast discussing Biden: the ‘defenestration’ (big, funny word) of Joe Biden: kind of funny, gossipy stuff that we all like; is it real? it could be, because no one knows what the hell is going on with the administration, except we’re sure Biden isn’t calling the shots on anything. Is, as Lira insists, Obama really in charge? Maybe, but I see Obama as merely another, slicker kind of puppet. If the puppets are in charge of the puppets, then we really have a serious problem. Jacob showed a lot of humor putting up the Team America picture.
I listen to Mercouris, but less than I did. To be honest, I prefer the short broadcasts, because there is a looooot of analysis, and I have a life, and don’t want to spend it on the Internet. Jacob has a good analysis, gets to the point, and I think he’s pretty accurate. I consider Col. MacGregor to be the brass’s view, Larry Johnson the field commander, Scott Ritter the eager beaver intel guy, and Jacob the guy in the foxhole. All views have their place and and anyone tells you, a variety of intel is best.
Perhaps an offbeat view I like is Miles Mathis, an artist who argues that Ukraine, Putin, BLM, trans, etc., ALL of it is a merely a cover for the vy-ruz and vakk-seenz, to take our minds off it and not pay attention to their full implications. THOSE are the real problems, and those pushing them the REAL enemies. This seems to fit with Jacob’s analysis.
I also like Jacob mentioning his family. It’s nice to know that, like us, the bloggers also have a life, and life is what this is all about.
Re. more sources, the site Stratpol.com and the Stratpol channel on Rumble (Xavier Moreau) gives an unashamedly pro-Russian but measured and I think accurate view. It’s in French. Other than the English-speaking dissidents, the French right seems to be making a strong critique of this war.
The Abrams is a formidable fighting machine, with heavy armor, a powerful gun, high movement speed, advanced electronics. The Abrams tank’s Honeywell AGT1500 engine is also used in Bell AH-1W SuperCobra, Boeing AH-64 Apache, Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk, AgustaWestland EH101/AW101 helicopters. This tank however presents some problems, due to the solution adopted for the propulsion, namely the turbojet.
This type of engine does not start with a starter like any diesel engine, but with a small jet engine (APU). Only after the APU reaches idle speed does the air it compresses begin to spin the tank’s engine compressor to get it started. Therefore, if for some reason the enemy surprises him with the engine of the tank stopped, it takes at least 5 minutes to restart it, during which the tank remains motionless.
The turbojet has 2 axial shafts corresponding to the low pressure turbine on the one hand, and to the high pressure turbine on the other. To operate at maximum speed, the speed of the 2 shafts must be increased to 15,000-20,000 rpm. To balance the speed of the 2 shafts and avoid the appearance of the phenomenon of pumping in the engine, an electronic governor is installed. This regulator is also designed to protect the transmission of the tank from pressure shocks in the turbojet engine. In short, the 65-ton tank does not start and accelerate like a racing car, as the engine idle time is a maximum of 7 seconds.
Thanks – love the “office plankton at Heritage”, Deutschstan, the Spanish Emirate, etc. – very funny.
A question on previous episode – the first video – beating of soldiers with a bar — were they Ukrainians? In your text you identify red markings as Russian… so – who was beating whom in that video? Many thanks, Jacob
PS: And thank you for explaining No Scrubs – had to find text for it.. ;-)) and — for donation links
Just for fairness: Gonzalo actually did post a few videos of him walking down Kharkov’s streets, doing groceries, showing smashed windows, whatever at the beginning of the SMO. They deleted his old channel, I think, so he made a new one.
The eurusd is up to 1.09 What’s with that? Is Ursula pumping the euro?
Hello Mr Dreizin your right about lira he blocked me when i said his story was crap and he had put on weight! it was the only negative comment in 2000 !! (Or am i the asehole lol) . But the duran thing well i understand your point about integrity and tip-toeing around subjects but as long as people dont lie any anti war, anti globohomo message is good . But what i dont get is you a clever man, you knew the crack with utude and their shit rules, why did you get yourself banded so early? i thought the plan wouldve been to build the subs base, make some dosh and move em over to a members-only section or rumble for the spicey truth bombs, as everyone else does. You should be bigger than the duran, debating and putting straight these people that grind you. you would be leading the way
in the alt think tanks. except now you are the seer lost in the wilderness. your rite all other platforms for now are shite. is there no way back to utude?
A couple of thoughts on the M1 and diesel. A modern diesel engine, the internal combustion kind, with electronic fuel injection is pretty finicky about fuel quality. This isn’t like military engines which use the dead simple mechanical fuel injection that’ll run on anything even lightly filter used veg oil will work. Old mechanical fuel injection Benz auto diesel will run on anything, modern ones not so much. My bet is the fuel system in turbine tank motor is at least as picky. It’s not really a problem if using tanks are a bunch of army helicopters because the helicopter maintenance folks are likely making sure the Jet A is clean, water free and up to scratch. So now these things will be operation not just not on Jet A but on diesel if indifferent quality that’s supplied primarily to diesel engines that’ll run on virtually anything. That’s not a good idea. But who knows wonder weapon and all.
Long ago, pre 1990, my impressions was the M1 and A-10 were intended for suicidal the holding action to stave the world from MAD, give the idiots more time to talk and not go boom. The image was of Soviet tanks pouring through the Fulda Gap in some Kurst like tank battle. To me that planning sounded like the interwar navy building battleship for another Jutland. Turns out all that heavy armor of the battleship, slowing them down making them dramatically more expensive and only usefully if they engaged other battleships. It all went to waste because they ultimately became just large shore bombardment barges. I doubt tanks will in any significant way will engage other tanks and they’ll just be used as armored mobile barrels with smaller projectile and shorter range than a M109. But I don’t know anything, other than history just tells me armies buy weapons based on romanized versions of the last war they fought.
Occasionally I watch the guy on ‘War in Ukraine’ YT channel aside from the normal ring around the battlefield he seems to have so interesting comments at beginning of the video of broader themes unlike Dima and DPA/. The one yesterday was about Russian military industrial output. It seemed like Russia was using a huge amount of ordnance last year. I assume they could ramp up production of 152mm shell aside from the huge soviet era stockpiles. Even if a quarter of the artillery shells were still viable in those Cold War piles it was a huge reserve. What he mentioned was though the t-90 production was no problem, and smaller ammunition was no problem producing. Same with Soviet design aircraft and helicopters. They were all safely east enough they’d be difficult to target. The primary plant that manufactured 152mm shells had been sold for real estate development. That problem could be turned around but it would take more than a year. The usage was just more than they expected even with huge reserves. They’re still able to produce more than the NATO just not able to do the 10:1 thing. That’s why some where coming from NK, China on the down low.
Does scrubs have a meaning other than the one I know from basketball ages ago. Players that only remain on the team because of effort but completely lacked talent. Bench warmers. Well that and the quarter century old TLC song.
Gonzalo Lira did post a video walking outside in Kharkov (link). It’s from March 2022. Of course I can’t verify where or when it’s actually taken, but anyway that’s him posting the requisite “I’m here in Kharkov” video. For what it’s worth I find Gonzalo a good talker, not an accurate analyst or source. I treat him as tentative, as in may be fake.
Sorry that Rumble didn’t work out for you. Odysee showed some promise.
IIRC, several StreamCasters have made their move onto Locals, Spotify, TruthSocial, and Telegram.
Perhaps you might get a Kickstarter or a CrowdFunding to get on those Platforms.
Lira used to follow me on Twitter, while I was still allowed on Twitter. I have never believed that he is legit. As Russell Bonner Bentley (“Texas”) said, what is he still doing in Kharkov if he was really arrested and held by the Ukranazi Gestapo? And why are they allowing him to criticise them while anyone else is smacked down?
You could use something like Substack for the paid content. Probably strip the audio from your videos and make them podcasts for more options and host them there. Use it to email your list about new blogs here.
Don’t mind paying for your content, just Only fans seems weird.
I’m not sure whay so much anti Gonzalo Lira comments. Not a big fan, and he obviously is not an expert. He has his followers and covers things the way he sees them. More of entertainer. Dreizin is here for reality check. Other talking heads like Duran and GL are here just to keep us sane in this insane surroundings we have to endure here in the west. He did post videos of him walking in Kahrkov, and even now you can hear sirens in the background in his vodeos. I believe Lira was indeed snached by the SBU. But he is also an American. And ukrainans executing an American wouldn’t be easy to cover. Even by degenerate MSM.
Hello! No one said anything about executing him. But they could easily deport him, and Uncle Sam would not protest, as he is an undesirable. They have arrested and disappeared thousands of their own citizens for doing MUCH LESS than freely shit-talking the country, every day, online.
As for air raid sirens, I’ve never watched his show, but you’re my first commenter who’s heard sirens, or at least, anything believable in that vein.
As you said, I’m the reality check.
True. His release is wierd. Maybe they did deported him, and now he is somewhere else pretending to be in Kharkov. As far as I understand, he is now hiding in different appartment. He is closing his windows many times because of sirens in the background during videos and roundtables. Probably US government wouldn’t protest much, but executing or torturing or imprisoning American citizen in ukraine wouldn’t go unnoticed, and would turn even more Americans against mindless support of ukraine. But it’s not even important. He is entertainment, and whoever watched him from the beginning of SMO knows he was wrong on many issues, although not on key ones. Ukraine is losing, and many young and old ukranians are dying needlessly.
Jacob, Lira definitely has had sirens and even tank noise in the background. I h don’t watch his videos very often and I agree that his continued presence in Kharkov is suspect given what Ukraine does on the regular. Kharkov was also the home of Kraken and Misanthropic, so if the SBU wanted him gone, they could have offed him and say he was killed by thugs or even by Russian troops. Something definitely does not add up; given this, I would wager he is on someone’s payroll with an interest in this conflict, and I cannot imagine it being Ukraine’s
I read that Australia uses diesel rather than JP8 in their M1’s. It’s also widely supported in the original technical descriptions of the M-1 that the ATG 1500 engine can use diesel fuel (DF-2 in the army’s lexicon). But Australia’s M1’s have no chance of ever being used in combat, and the theoretical use of diesel at the far end of a 6000 mile USA supply chain is just that. Theoretical. The practical consequences in combat for the ATG 1500 and its peripheral equipments are basically not known from US experience. Murphy’s Law argues against using diesel.
It’s interesting that this issue arises at the same time that the Army’s policy is to switch its whole fleet of tactical vehicles to JP8 rather than diesel to simplify the logistics.
Lira is a good guy I watched him for years as coach red pill, those videos were top notch, very helpful. He has a very high IQ and many on that level do odd things, have strange personality quirks, yes he is in Ukraine and the videos of him in Kiev and the trouble he got into proved that + the hours of Livestream walk-arounds he did there after the SMO started. Did he pay off the SBU? or maybe his wife’s family helped get him out of the situation? I agree with others alot of things are missing but he also said once he was writing a book about this whole event too and maybe does not want to give things away. He has land holdings across the world with rental tenants that provides a good stream of income so that’s were some of his income comes from. He is not some sock puppet but like many has an axe to grind. I think the whole thing with Scott Ritter was deflection and he should have not done that. Yes Scott has an Axe to grind too. I live in the US and don’t want the country to be destroyed by the unelected president so as much as I would like Russia to liberate the people in the east I’m not wanting my life destroyed here so I’m in the middle or on the fence to say. I’ve got an axe to grind with people here in the US and the gov but realize this is all nothing but ants fighting for resources at the end of the day just on a higher more complicated level. In the end we all have it coming to us.
TLDR: GL is very entertaining but don’t take his financial advice 18 months ago he was talking about putting all his dollars into euros now it’s the rubble and what will it be next year?
PS keep up the good work this blog has helped clear up a lot of things for me including why after watching the Duran for so long why it started to feel like it was scripted like fox news. I can almost guess now what they are going to say before even talking. They talk too much about Ukraine as if nothing else is going on in the world that bothers me.
PSPS. If anyone thinks GL or Duran are puppets of the Russians they are not but just people with an Axe to grind as the American government has dicked over too many people in too many ways over the years. Basically this is there chance to push back and give as good as was taken.
Thank you, excellent comment, one of the best. Yes, I’m on the same fence as you. I like my shopping malls and drive-through’s. Not saying Russia is a dump, but it’s liveable here. Sadly, I am convinced that karma will be hitting us over here, much sooner and stronger than almost anyone imagines.
Gonzalo Lira did in fact post several videos walking downtown Kharkov. I’m from there and it was for real. The SBU deal is shady, but he was released right around the time that the Chilean leaders did something nice for Ukraine, plus his disappearance was on first page of CNN Chile. I think they didn’t kill him because it would be a big, bad scandal.
Jacob, you were right about the “conservative” media. Dead on. Robert Barnes and the Duran take it head on and take no prisoners in this episode.