Repost by Permission: “Dam Lies” Follow Russian Declaration Of “Global Rebellion” Against American Hegemony
June 6, 2023
“Dam Lies” Follow Russian Declaration Of “Global Rebellion” Against American Hegemony
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
A compelling new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today first noting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declaring: “Russia is at the forefront of a global rebellion against United States hegemony…Over the last couple of years, we have been returning to Africa and Latin America…A determination has accumulated never to accept the rules that Washington is imposing…Its role is diminishing, slowly but surely…An increasing number of nations are disillusioned with it”, says this declaration was quickly followed by socialist Western colonial leader European Council President Charles Michel lyingly claiming Russia attacked the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Dam in the Kherson Region, with him stating like a lunatic: “We are shocked by the unprecedented attack of the Nova Kakhovka dam…The destruction of civilian infrastructure clearly qualifies as a war crime – we will hold Russia and its proxies accountable”.
Earlier today, this report notes, Mayor Vladimir Leontyev of Novaya Kakhovka reported: “There were several hits at two o’clock in the morning in the upper part of the hydroelectric power plant, where the flashboards are located, where the valves are, and it was destroyed…The dam was not destroyed, and this is very good”—Mayor Leontyev revealed the key infrastructure was “destroyed as a result of a strike” by Ukrainian forces, which he described as a “major terrorist act”, then he told reporters: “The Kakhovka hydroelectric dam could result in the water level rising by as much as 12 meters, but that it is projected to return to normal within three days…However, we have to survive these 72 hours”– Local emergency services said that 14 out of 28 of the dam’s spans had already collapsed, with more expected to follow suit—and Chairman Andrey Alekseenko of Kherson Region’s administration, said that in total 14 settlements with a combined population of 22,000 people could be flooded.
In 1956, this report continues, the former Soviet Union built the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant in the town of Novaya Kakhovka, that in addition to generating electricity, served to create the Kakhovka Reservoir – a massive, 2,150+ square kilometer, 240 km long pool of 18.2 billion cubic meters of freshwater—This reservoir feeds the Kherson, Zaporozhye and Dnepropetrovsk regions, regulating the flow of water along the Dnepr, preventing floods, and providing fresh water to the North Crimean, Kakhovka, and Dnepr-Krivoy Rog canals—In addition, it feeds local mines, factories and settlements, provides water for farming, and, crucially – ensures the supply of water used for cooling to the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant.
On the first day of the “Special De-Nazification Operation” to liberate Ukraine launched on 24 February 2022, this report details, Russian military forces established control over the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant—due to Ukraine constantly shelling the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant, last October it saw Russia circulating a letter at the United Nations Security Council on the situation around the plant, with Russian Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzya accusing Kiev of a “monstrous provocation” involving the shelling of using up to 120 missiles and shells daily over a five-month period, and he warned at the time that if the dam was destroyed, it could leads to thousands of civilian casualties, and untold damage to local civilian infrastructure along the Dnepr—Nebenzya’s warnings were ignored, and seven months later, came to pass, however, instead of remembering or taking heed of Moscow’s concerns, most Western media have, as expected, rushed to blame Russia for this latest act of terrorism against civilian infrastructure—and today it sees Russian analysts most factually observing:
It took a tabloid to show a bit of fortitude and just a dash of journalistic integrity, with Germany’s Bild newspaper removing the words “Russians Blow Up” from their headline story, re-titling it simply “Huge Dam in Ukraine Destroyed“, and immediately sparking outrage from Ukrainian media.
The story features the same old anti-Russian tropes, relying solely on Ukrainian government and military sources and failing to cite a single Russian source. But at least the headline isn’t just blatant propaganda anymore.
Using the MSM’s logic, it’s totally rational for Russia to preemptively destroy its own multi-billion dollar infrastructure, force the evacuation of nearby settlements, threaten Crimea’s supply of fresh water (which the peninsula restored last year only after a grueling eight year long water blockade by Kiev) and potentially threaten the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant’s critical cooling systems.
The tone taken in Western reporting, perhaps inevitable given NATO’s proxy war with Russia, is eerily reminiscent of the Western media’s takes on two other major sabotage campaigns: the shelling of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, and last year’s attack on the Nord Stream pipeline network.
In those cases too, the legacy media party line has been that the Russians are attacking their own infrastructure.
But each time, including after Tuesday’s attack on the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant, the key question that the MSM has failed in answering is: why?
As to why Ukraine committed its latest act of terrorism, this report concludes, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu revealed: “The Ukrainian forces destroyed the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant to transfer some military units from the Kherson direction to their offensive area…The purpose of these actions, according to available data, is as follows…After failing in offensive operations, in order to strengthen its potential, the enemy intends to transfer units and equipment from the Kherson direction to the area of their offensive operations, thus significantly weakening its positions in the Kherson direction”—a revelation that followed the Ministry of Defense (MoD) reporting: “Russian forces have repelled a renewed large-scale attack by Ukrainian troops in several parts of Donetsk and Zaporozhye Regions…The Ukrainian Armed Forces’ total losses were over 1,500 servicemen, 28 tanks, including eight German-made Leopard tanks and three French-manufactured AMX-10 wheeled tanks, as well as 109 other armored fighting vehicles”. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
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Repost by Permission: OPEC Oil Cuts And Russian Fleet Deployments Fracture NATO Unity Facade
June 5, 2023
OPEC Oil Cuts And Russian Fleet Deployments Fracture NATO Unity Facade
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
A troubling new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today first noting top Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressing concern over reports of a coup against close Russian ally Kyrgyzstan President Sadyr Japarov, with him stating: “So far, obviously, very alarming news is coming in”, says along with videos appearing showing Kyrgyzstan Special Forces rounding up coup plotters, it was reported: “Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security launched simultaneous operations today against individuals who were found to have attempted a coup in the country…In operations organized in various parts of the country, people who were likely to participate in the coup were detained…According to initial reports, 110 soldiers and bureaucrats were detained”.
In immediate response to the current events, this report notes, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced: “In accordance with the training plan for the military command and control bodies of the forces of the Baltic Fleet for 2023, from 5-15 June, an operational exercise began with the Baltic Fleet groupings under in the Baltic Sea and at combat training grounds in the Kaliningrad region under the leadership of the Commander of the Baltic Fleet, Vice Admiral Vladimir Vorobyov…About 40 ships and vessels, over 3,500 military personnel, up to 500 units of military equipment, as well as up to 25 aircraft and helicopters, are involved in operational exercises of the Baltic Fleet” and reported: “Russia’s Pacific Fleet has launched large-scale naval exercises in the Far East, which are scheduled to last two weeks…More than 60 warships and support vessels, 35 naval aircraft, coastal defense troops, and more than 11,000 military personnel will be involved in the drills, which are taking place in the Sea of Japan and Sea of Okhotsk”.
Immediately preceding the current events, this report continues, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak announced: “Russia will extend its voluntary production cuts of oil by 500,000 barrels a day until the end of December 2024 as a measure of precaution under the agreement with the countries participating in the OPEC+ deal”—an announcement joined by OPEC+ member Saudi Arabia announcing plans to cut production by an extra 1 million barrels per day, starting from July—the effect of which is pushing global oil prices higher for the already battered economies of the socialist Western colonial powers.
Also preceding the current events, this report details, it saw top socialist Biden Regime official National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan declaring about the Ukraine Nazi Regime puppet state yesterday: “Exactly how much, in what places, that will be up to developments on the ground as the Ukrainians get this counteroffensive underway…But we believe that the Ukrainians will meet with success in this counteroffensive…The outcome of the operation will have a major impact on future negotiations”—a declaration followed by the leftist New York Times article “Nazi Symbols On Ukraine’s Front Lines Highlight Thorny Issues Of History”, wherein it revealed: “Ukrainian troops use of patches bearing Nazi emblems risks fueling Russian propaganda and spreading imagery that the West has spent a half-century trying to eliminate…So far, the imagery has not eroded international support for the war…It has, however, left diplomats, Western journalists and advocacy groups in a difficult position: Calling attention to the iconography risks playing into Russian propaganda…Saying nothing allows it to spread”.
Though the socialist Western colonial powers are “in a difficult position” over how to defend the genocidal Nazi demons they flood with weapons in Ukraine, this report notes, Russia knows exactly how to deal with them, and as the MoD reported this morning: “Ukrainian troops attempted to attack Russian forces using six mechanized and two tank battalions…As a result of the actions of the ‘East’ military grouping, as well as owing to air strikes and artillery fire near the settlements of Neskuchnoye and Novodarovka, both of which are some 100km west of Donetsk, the Ukrainian forces incurred significant losses…As a result of the botched attack, in the last 24 hours Ukraine has lost up to 300 service members, 16 tanks, 26 armored and 14 ordinary vehicles…The enemy failed to accomplish its goals”.
With more Americans starting to question why the socialist Biden Regime is supporting demonic Nazi forces in Ukraine, this report continues, it has now become an issue in the upcoming 2024 presidential election, one of whose Republican Party candidates Vivek Ramaswamy assessed yesterday: “The job of the U.S. president is to look after American interests…Militarily backing Ukraine’s continued resistance to Russia’s invasion is a less compelling goal than dealing with Beijing…I think the No. 1 threat to the U.S. military is right now, our top military threat, is the China-Russian alliance…I think that by fighting further in Russia, by further arming Ukraine, we are driving Russia into China’s hands”—after which Republican Party candidate Nikki Haley assessed: “This is bigger than Ukraine…This is a war about freedom, and it’s one we have to win…Everybody wants to know well how does this war end?…It would end in a day if Russia pulls out…If Ukraine pulled out, then we’re all looking at a world war”.
In attempting to understand the contradictory assessments about Ukraine, this report details, world-renowned international affairs expert Professor Glenn Diesen at the University of South-Eastern Norway interviewed former top Pentagon advisor and decorated combat tactical legend retired US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, Ph.D.—an interview that saw Colonel Macgregor explaining to Professor Diesen that socialist Western colonial policy makers are deluded warmongering idiots knowing nothing about Russia, while warning that the conflict in Ukraine was stripping the façade off NATO and it will soon disintegrate—and was an interview followed by Professor Diesen releasing his open letter “How The US Military-Industrial Complex Has Used Think Tanks To Hijack EU Policymaking”, wherein he revealed:
Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga has warned that the European Union has become a stumbling bystander of history and is increasingly unable to resolve the challenges of its citizens. Varga blames the malaise partly on the absence of political leadership. She believes that the bloc is run by think tanks and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which dictate how it should be led.
Meanwhile, Clare Daly – an Irish MEP – similarly stated recently in the EU Parliament that “the paranoid imaginations of the security sector think tanks that parade here day after day” are able to dictate policies based on the “flimsiest of evidence.”
NGOs have long been used as an instrument to gain influence in the civil society of various nation states. The US has been an innovator in developing cutouts which it funds and ensures are often also staffed by people linked to official Washington. Eventually, the EU adopted the same practice, albeit in a different way, mainly focused on Europe itself. As a result, state-funded NGOs are now increasingly manipulating Western policies.
As think tanks and NGOs increase their influence over EU policymaking, it begs the question: What are the consequences of outsourcing political leadership to these entities?
Think tanks – when they work in the classic sense – can play an important role in policymaking processes by providing expertise, representing diverse interests, and advocating for specific causes. As the world becomes increasingly complex, politicians must make decisions on a wide variety of complicated topics on which they often have limited knowledge. It is simply unrealistic to expect that elected leaders would have sufficient expertise and in-depth understanding in all areas of policymaking.
However, by relying increasingly on the expertise of think tanks and NGOs, power shifts from elected officials to what can be considered lobbyists and advocacy groups. As the EU emulates the Anglo-American model of think tank governance, it is also necessary to explore its weaknesses and consequences.
In the US, think tanks have acquired an immense influence over policymakers and the public. They provide research reports and analysis for politicians which they base their decisions on. The think tanks also function as a waiting room for politicians who are out of government in a revolving door system, enabling the groups to put their own “fellows” into the highest positions in Washington. Think tanks also provide analysis for Congressional hearings and dominate in the media as a source of expert opinions. As a result, they have become an important center of political power.
As the power of think tanks continues to grow, it begs the question: who funds them – and why?
Overwhelmingly, both liberal and conservative think tanks in the US are financed by the arms industry.
This is related to the sheer power of the military-industrial complex in America.
As a consequence, even with the extreme political polarization in Washington, there is nonetheless reliable bipartisan support for warfare as the solution to most problems as the business places its bets on both political parties.
The option of demilitarizing American foreign policy and reducing the military budget is thus increasingly outside democratic control.
For policy makers in America today wishing to assess Ukraine, this report concludes, they can choose the warmongering neocon Gatestone Institute think tank, whose just released policy paper “Biden Is Not Serious about Ukraine Defeating Russia”, wherein it notes: “Biden’s announcement about sending F-16s to Kyiv could prove to be little more than an empty gesture, one that raises serious doubts about whether the Biden administration really has any genuine interest in Ukraine winning this bloody war”—they can also choose the socialist-globalist Council on Foreign Relations think tank, whose just released Foreign Affairs policy paper “An Unwinnable War” states: “The United States and its allies thus face a choice about their future strategy…They could begin to try to steer the war toward a negotiated end in the coming months…Or they could do so years from now…If they decide to wait, the fundamentals of the conflict will likely be the same, but the costs of the war—human, financial, and otherwise—will have multiplied…An effective strategy for what has become the most consequential international crisis in at least a generation therefore requires the United States and its allies to shift their focus and start facilitating an endgame”—or they can choose the realist Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft think tank, whose just released policy paper “America’s Compulsion To Intervene Is Intact And Ready For More” warns:
Washington’s preoccupation with Ukraine only testifies to the impoverished state of American strategic thinking.
In some quarters, framing the present historical moment as a contest between democracy and autocracy passes for fresh thinking, as does characterizing American policy as focused on defending a so-called rules-based international order.
Neither of those claims, however, can withstand nominal scrutiny, even if it seems bad form to cite close U.S. ties with autocracies like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt or to point out the innumerable instances in which this country has exempted itself from norms to which it insists others must adhere.
Think of U.S. participation in the Ukraine War as a means of washing away unhappy memories of its own war in Afghanistan, an Operation that began as “Enduring Freedom” but has become “Instant Amnesia”.
In Central America, the Persian Gulf, the Maghreb, the Balkans, and Central Asia, successive administrations embarked on a series of interventions that rarely produced any long-term successes, while exacting staggering cumulative costs.
Since 9/11 alone, U.S. military interventions in distant lands have cost American taxpayers an estimated $8 trillion and still counting.
And that’s not even considering the tens of thousands of G.I.s killed, maimed, or otherwise left bearing the scars of war or the millions of people in the countries where the U.S. fought its wars who would prove to be direct or indirect victims of American policy-making.
[Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
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Repost: Mike Lindell Responds To Ron Desantis’ Attack On Free And Fair Elections; Support Of Dominion “Totally Disqualifies” Him From 2024 Presidential Run
“If they knew how the sausage was made, they could fix it.”
Read the article at Natural News by clicking the link below.
Flashback: Vote fraud specialist reveals his secrets about how to steal elections
A Bit Late
Mike Lindell early on after the stolen election of 2020 had a cybersymposium where experts showed how the election was stolen. FoxNews refused to air it. Those who knew about the symposium some other way had either online or in-person access to view it.
Now, FoxNews is finally saying “voting won’t matter.” Where was FoxNews during the cybersymposium?
Repost by Permission: Jubilant Russians Say “Thanks Joe!” For Biden Making Their Economy Strongest In History
June 4, 2023
Jubilant Russians Say “Thanks Joe!” For Biden Making Their Economy Strongest In History
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
A thought-provoking new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today first noting top Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov revealing that President Putin remains open to any contact that would allow meeting the goals of the “Special De-Nazification Operation” to liberate Ukraine through peaceful means, but the socialist Western colonial powers don’t provide such a chance, says he then most factually observed: “Human rights and European values are seen by Europeans as something flexible…As a matter of fact, they continue their flexible line: when it is in their interests, they refer to these universal values…When it is not, they never do it…For years, Western countries have been ignoring shelling attacks on Donbass, when there was no special military operation…There people have been turning a blind eye on killed children, on rows on children’s graves in Donbass…And we heard not a single word of condemnation from them”.
Following German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressing the hope that the Ukrainian counteroffensive would become the biggest battle in Europe since World War II, this report notes, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova assessed: “The German politician’s statement is in line with the ideas of the German Nazis, who, having developed the Barbarossa Plan, dreamed of a successful large-scale blitzkrieg against and subsequent conquest of the Soviet Union…On the whole, the West openly supports Kiev’s policy of physical extermination of ethnic Russians…It tacitly nods in approval when Ukrainian functionaries promise to exterminate the population of Crimea…Now the Westerners themselves have begun to talk openly about the extermination of civilians in Russia…The neo-Nazi sentiment and the desire to contribute to an escalation of the Ukrainian conflict are stronger than ever in Europe…It is to be regretted that Westerners, including, paradoxically enough, Germans, do not learn anything from history”.
After top socialist Biden Regime official Secretary of State Antony Blinken dismissed calls for a ceasefire, this report continues, the Ukraine Nazi Regime rejected Indonesia’s proposal for a peace settlement with Moscow—a rejection of peace followed by the news: “German Chancellor Olaf Scholz received an icy welcome at a ‘European Festival’ organized by his own Social Democratic Party…Scholz was booed and whistled at as he sought to address the festival held in the town of Falkensee, in the German state of Brandenburg, near Berlin…Footage shows event attendees criticizing Scholz for being a “people’s traitor” and a “warmonger”…Few supporters are seen cheering for the chancellor…A group was also heard shouting “liar” and “bandit” while demanding “peace without weapons” and urging Scholz to “go away””—was a typical reaction against Chancellor Scholz whose own peoples know he was gaslighting them, and all of which was joined by German global financial giant Deutsche Bank warning: “A cycle of boom and bust will return this year and a wave of corporate debt defaults is imminent, particularly in the United States and Europe…Our cycle indicators signal a default wave is imminent…The tightest Fed and ECB policy in 15 years is colliding with high leverage built upon stretched margins…And tactically, our US credit cycle gauge is producing its highest non-pandemic warning signal to investors, since before the Global Financial Crisis of 2008”.
Following whole Russian towns evacuated after innocent civilians came under incessant shelling from Ukrainian Nazi terrorists, this report details, more than 1,100 air raid shelters in Ukraine were found unfit for use or locked—while not caring for the lives and safety of their own civilian population, the leftist Washington Post just revealed: “Military equipment and small arms provided by several NATO nations, including the United States, ended up in the hands of militants who launched a cross-border raid into Russia’s Belgorod region”—today governor of Russia’s Belgorod Region, Viacheslav Gladkov, reported that a sabotage group from Ukraine has entered a local settlement and is currently engaged in fighting with the Russian forces—all of which is joined by former top United States diplomat James Jatras assessing: “The purpose of this terrorist attack on the Belgorod Region is to try to trick the Russians into some kind of a stupid or a hasty or an emotional response…This would then trigger the Ukrainians hope for some kind of direct NATO entry into the war, which they see as their only possible lifeline…I don’t think it’s going to work, even if they thought they’d get into the war, by the way, directly, and I don’t think it would save the current Ukrainian state…And in any case, I don’t think the Russians are going to fall for it…They realize what’s going on, that this is a provocation…They’re not going to fall for it…They’re going to stick with whatever their plans are”.
While firing hundreds of artillery shells daily at innocent Russian civilians, this report notes, yesterday it saw top Ukrainian official Igor Zhovkva declaring: “If you want to start a successful counteroffensive you need everything at your disposal, including artillery, armored vehicles and tanks, so probably we don’t have enough”—a declaration joined by puppet leader Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky demanding $55 billion more in socialist Western weapons, with him stating: “Ukraine needs at least 50 Patriot air defense system batteries to protect its cities and troops…Everyone knows perfectly well that any counteroffensive without air superiority is very dangerous”—a demand followed by the Wall Street Journal revealing: “The share of United States spending on defense may drop below 3% for the first time since the Cold War era”—yesterday at the Shangri-La Dialogue defense meeting in Singapore, it saw socialist European Union chief diplomat Josep Borrell observing: “I know how to finish the war in Ukraine…It’s quite easy…We stop supporting militarily Ukraine and the war will finish in a couple of weeks…But we cannot halt military aid to Ukraine because we don’t want the peace which is the peace of the surrender”—an observation now joined with the news: “South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-Sup never discussed ammunition shipments to Ukraine with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, the ministry told journalists on Sunday…It was referring to Borrell’s since-deleted tweet saying he had “a good meeting” with Lee on the sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore…The South Korean Ministry of Defense contradicted this statement, however, claiming it was “not true” that Lee Jong-Sup and Borrell had a “discussion about ammunition support” for Kiev”.
While ignoring Ukrainian terrorists attacks on innocent Russian civilians, this report continues, today the leftist Washington Post published its propaganda article “NATO-Trained Units Will Serve As Tip Of Spear In Ukraine’s Counteroffensive”, wherein it reveals: “Now the war games are over…The 47th brigade and other assault units have been armed with Western weapons, including Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, and relocated to a secret location closer to the front line”—is a leftist propaganda article that failed to mention the Russian news from last week: “The new Kondor-FKA radar satellite, which was launched into orbit on Saturday, will be used for reconnaissance of Ukrainian military installations…It will pass over Ukraine on average twice a day and is capable of detecting military objects in radar range with a resolution of one meter”—but was news paid attention to by former US Marine intelligence officer and United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who assessed: “You can’t hide anything from the Russians anymore… It can see through clouds, it can see through rain…It can see through everything…High resolution radar, and they are seeing everything right now And it’s going to have a fundamental shift in how this Ukrainian conflict goes because all that stuff that’s been brought – can’t hide it…The weapons are all detected now and they’re all getting programmed into the Russian target database…And the Russians are gonna start hitting this stuff, more and more and more and we see evidence of this already…This conflict will become unsustainable for the Ukrainians sometime by the end of summer, early fall”.
In confirmation of Ritter’s assessment, this report details, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) reported this morning: “The crews of the Solntsepyok flamethrower systems, best translated into English as “scorching sunlight”, destroyed the temporary deployment point of Ukrainian nationalists in the Gulyaipole area”, and revealed: “Last night, the Russian armed forces carried out a long-range high-precision air-launched group strike against enemy targets at military airfields…The purpose of the strike was achieved…Command and control posts, radar posts, Ukrainian aircraft, and storage facilities with weapons and ammunition were hit…Ukraine also lost up to 440 military personnel over the past 24 hours in the Donetsk, South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions”.
In a gaslighting display worth noticing, this report notes, the Wall Street Journal, in their just published article “‘There Were Fists Everywhere’. Violence Against Teachers Is On The Rise”, reveals: “Across the U.S., violence against teachers has ratcheted up since the widespread return to in-person learning in 2021, and in some areas the problem is worse than it was prepandemic”—a revelation ignored by the leftist Washington Post, who, in their article “In Russian Schools, It’s Recite Your ABC’s And ‘Love Your Army’” published at the same time, revealed: “Interviews over the past month with sociologists, educators, parents and students, and a review of extensive material online posted by the schools themselves and by local news outlets, show a comprehensive government effort to bolster military-patriotic content through all 40,000 public schools in Russia…The cornerstone of the initiative is a program called “Important Conversations”, started last September…Every Monday at 8 a.m., schools are supposed to hold an assembly to raise the Russian flag while the national anthem is played, and then convene an hourlong classroom session on topics like important milestones in Russian history”.
Unlike the leftist Washington Post that admitted it didn’t go to Russia to interview anyone, instead relying on the internet for its research, this report concludes, former US Marine intelligence officer and United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter just returned to the United States after traveling throughout all of Russia over the past month meeting and talking to officials and ordinary peoples—a visit where Ritter discovered that the Russian peoples welcomed socialist Western sanctions, because they only hurt the oligarchs and allowed President Putin to open the borders so pro-Western peoples could leave—Ritter also discovered that because of socialist Western sanctions, the Russian economy is stronger than it has ever been in history, investors from all around the world are pouring money into Russia, and officials have more money than they know how to spend as new infrastructure projects abound—and in his just released open letter “Sanctions Against Russia Failed. I Saw It Firsthand” to the under socialist siege American peoples, Ritter reveals:
I just returned from a month-long visit to Russia, during which time I had the opportunity to see a dozen different cities covering nearly the entire expanse of the Russian Federation.
Prior to my departure, I was filling up the tank of my car, when I noticed a sticker on the gas pump.
The sticker portrayed a smiling Joe Biden, the President of the United States, gesturing to his right. Underneath the image were printed the words, “I did this!“.
Far from being a compliment, the sticker was a form of humorous protest against the Russia sanctions adopted last year after the start of the special military operation.
Many of these sanctions involved Russian energy, and the resulting economic chaos in global energy markets prompted gas prices to surge.
Biden was quick to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin, claiming on June 22, 2022, that “the simple truth is gas prices are up almost $2.00 a gallon because of Vladimir Putin’s ruthless attack on Ukraine“.
Biden called the increase in cost “Putin’s Price Hike“, but the American people saw through the subterfuge, as the sticker on the pump proved. If anything, the increase in gas prices prompted many Americans to look at the sticker after examining the bill, and sarcastically proclaim, “Thank you, Joe Biden“.
Upon my arrival to Russia, I expected to see a nation heavily impacted by the consequences of American-led sanctions. Instead, I saw a nation undergoing an economic revival, in large part thanks to the policies Russia was compelled to undertake because of Western sanctions.
When I told my Russian hosts about the sticker at the gas pump and my sarcastic appreciation, they laughed.
“Send us the stickers“, they said. “And we will thank Joe Biden with all the sincerity we can muster!“.
[Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
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