December 7, 2022
Russian “Goldilocks War” Pushes America Into “Last Stage Of Collapse”
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
An insightful new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today first noting President Putin met this morning with the Council For The Development Of Civil Society And Human Rights (HRC), says during the meeting he revealed: “Around a half of 300,000 soldiers recently mobilized in Russia remain in reserve and are training at centers across Russia…Among those 150,000 in the battle groups, only half – that’s 77,000 – are with frontline units, the rest are on the second or third lines, essentially performing the functions of territorial defense troops, or undergoing additional training…There’s simply no point in talking about some additional mobilization measures – neither the State nor the Defense Ministry need that today”—and was a meeting wherein HRC member Svetlana Makovetskaya asked the president about the threat of a world nuclear war, apologized for the off-topic question, but noted that she could not help but raise a topic about which huge number fears, which President Putin replied to with the grave assessment: “As for the threat of nuclear war, Svetlana Gennadyevna, you are right…Such a threat is growing, to be honest”.
With the threat of a world nuclear war growing, this report notes, it was revealed today that Russia-China trade smashed a new record jumping by 32% compared to last year, then it was announced a crucial section of the mega natural gas pipeline between Russia and China has been completed, that will allow Russian natural gas to be transported to China’s eastern economic powerhouse Shanghai—today it was also revealed Russia will provide oil, gasoline, and diesel to Pakistan at a discounted price under the terms of new agreement–despite American attempts to strangle the Russian economy, it was just revealed: “Data on the US-Russia trade deficit shows that in September, the US imported $332.1 million worth of goods from Russia, but in October, it imported $732 million in goods – a $400 million increase”—by the end of April 2023, it will see Russian banks having created replacements for Apple and Google Pay payment services—all of which was joined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) warning yesterday: “The ban on flying over the world’s biggest country is weighing heavily on the industry…We should be looking to reopen Russian airspace to have it accessible to all airlines to transit through the traditional Siberian overflights, so that Europe can access Asia in the most efficient way possible…If you look at the closure of Ukrainian airspace, Russian airspace and other parts of the world, the amount of traffic that’s flowing through Europe has increased over certain routes and that’s not sustainable”.
In viewing the current state of the world, this report continues, it caused Danish global investment giant Saxo Bank to warn: “Any belief in a return to the disinflationary pre-pandemic dynamic is impossible because we have entered into a global war economy, with every major power across the world now scrambling to shore up their national security on all fronts”—Saxo chief investment officer Steen Jakobsen said in a statement. “That scenario applies whether in an actual military sense, or due to profound supply-chain, energy and even financial insecurities that have been laid bare by the pandemic experience and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine”—Saxo Bank also predicted French President Emmanuel Macron will be forced to resign as China, India and OPEC openly revolt against the weaponization of the US Dollar.
Important to notice about the warnings and predictions just issued by Saxo Bank, this report details, is that they exactly echo American educated Russian geopolitical expert Dmitry Orlov, an eyewitness to the collapse of the former Soviet Union who, in 2013, released his treatise “The Five Stages Of Collapse: Survivors’ Toolkit”, wherein he documents the history of previous empire collapses and the stages they go through before self destructing—and in 2019, it saw Orlov re-releasing his 2017 open letter “Military Defeat As A Financial Collapse Trigger”, wherein while noting the looming American military defeat in Afghanistan assessed: “The function of the United States military is to intimidate other countries into letting the US buy whatever it wants by printing US Dollars as needed…Once their ability to intimidate the world into submission is gone all that will remain of the “richest country in the world” is a pile of worthless paper”.
Last Friday, this report notes, Dmitry Orlov released his open letter “The Goldilocks War”, wherein he observes about the Ukraine conflict: “The goal is to rearrange Russian society, economy and financial system so as to prepare it for a de-Westernized future”—documents how socialist Western colonial sanctions are actually destroying their own airline production and other industries, while Russia’s keep expanding—sees him stating: “Putin likes to use the expression “tsap-tsarap” to describe this process…It is hard to translate directly but pertains to the act of a cat snatching its prey with its claws”, then he notes: “What Russia is doing at this point is destroying NATO…Julius Caesar pointed out, lots of people are willing to kill for money but nobody wants to die for money—except an idiot”—and sees him most factually observing about the present conflict:
The Russians spent some time rolling around Kiev to draw Ukrainian troops away from the Donbass and prevent a Ukrainian attack on it; once that was done, they withdrew. Great Ukrainian victory!
They also spent some time tooling around the Black Sea coastline near Odessa, threatening a sea invasion, to draw off Ukrainian forces in that direction, but never invaded. Another Ukrainian victory!
The Russians occupied a large chunk of Kharkov region that the Ukrainians left largely undefended, then, when the Ukrainians finally paid attention to it, partially withdrew behind a river to conserve resources. Yet another Ukrainian victory!
The Russians occupied/liberated the regional capital of Kherson, evacuated all the people who wanted to be evacuated, then withdrew to a defensible position behind a river. Victory again!
With all these Ukrainian victories, it is truly a wonder that the Russians have managed to gain around 100 kilometers of the former Ukraine’s most valuable real estate, over 6 million in population, secured a land route to Crimea and opened up a vital canal that supplies irrigation water to it and which the Ukrainians had blocked some years ago.
That doesn’t seem like s defeat at all; that looks like an excellent result from a single, limited summer campaign.
Given what Russia has already achieved over the past nine months—four new Russian regions, six million new Russian citizens, a land bridge to Crimea, irrigation water supply to Crimea—there isn’t much left for Russia to achieve militarily before its military campaign reaches the stage of diminishing returns.
Russia has achieved several of its strategic objectives already; the rest can wait.
The addition of Nikolaev and Odessa regions and full control of the Black Sea coastline would, of course, be most valuable; control of Kharkov and Kiev somewhat less so.
Control of the entire Dniepr hydroelectric cascade is a definite nice-to-have. As for the rest, it could be left to languish for ages as a deindustrialized, depopulated wasteland, labeled “Mostly harmless”.
In factual reality, this report continues, since the “Special De-Nazification Operation” to liberate Ukraine was launched on 24 February, only two major battles between Russian and Ukrainian military forces have occurred—the first one in Mariupol, where Ukrainian forces were completely obliterated and today Russia is building a massive new military base—and the second one is presently occurring in Bakhmut, about which Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky yesterday called the fighting around Bakhmut the “most difficult area that protects not only the east, but our entire state”—and about which it saw former NATO Supreme Commander American General Wesley Clark observing: “Putin led Ukraine into a trap…Bakhmut has turned into a huge meat grinder for the Ukrainian Armed Forces…The opposing sides are trying to somehow concentrate their fighting power…Therefore, they focused on Bakhmut…Taking it will give the Russians access to Kramatorsk and Slavyansk…The city also serves as a sort of sack of fire for exterminating Ukrainian forces…This is what the Russians are after”.
In response to French President Emmanuel Macron saying on Saturday – fresh from a visit to Washington – that NATO should be prepared to offer Russia security guarantees as part of any upcoming talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine, this report notes, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters yesterday: “Talks could begin when they confirm that they are ready for some kind of more sensible and balanced dialogue in terms of interests…If and when we hear that the West really has an interest in this, we will return to the topic…But, as in the situation with the dialogue on strategic stability, which was unilaterally interrupted by the United States, we are not chasing anyone and we are not asking anyone for anything”—a statement joined by world-renowned American economic expert Professor Jeffrey Sachs at Colombia University declaring: “This war needs to end because it’s a disaster for everybody, a threat to the whole world…A negotiated end to fighting in Ukraine is the only real way to end the bloodshed”—in quick response, top socialist Biden Regime official Secretary of State Antony Blinken proclaimed: “Negotiations now would lead to a phony peace…The United States will continue to arm Ukraine and bankroll its economy until it can take back territory that’s been seized from it since February 24th”—a proclamation followed by former top Pentagon advisor and combat tactical legend retired US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, Ph.D. observing: “Ukraine leaves Russia no choice but total annihilation”.
At near the exact same time when the Ministry of Defense (MoD) revealed horrifying details about the demonic torture on Russian prisoners of war by Ukrainian military forces yesterday, this report concludes, the Ukraine Supreme Court ruled that the symbols of the infamous 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS created by German Nazi leader Adolph Hitler, also known as the 1st Galician Division, are not Nazi and therefore not banned in the country—a beyond shocking ruling supporting white master race Nazism joined today by leftist Time Magazine naming Ukrainian President Zelensky as “Person of the Year”, and in 1938, this American publication named Adolph Hitler as “Man of the Year”—in quick response to this support of Nazism, it saw European Union and NATO member Hungary slapping down an €18-billion loan package for Ukraine—and in contemplating what might soon be coming, today it saw American conservative journalist Bret Stephens, in his just published leftist New York Times article “Are We Sleepwalking Through A ‘Decisive Decade’?”, most factually assessing an America that’s already in its last stage of collapse:
The United States, President Biden says, has entered a “decisive decade” when it comes to geopolitics. He’s right. But even amid the war in Ukraine and China’s growing belligerence toward Taiwan, we mostly seem to be sleepwalking into it.
The administration trumpets its promises to defend the free world. But it isn’t yet willing to provide sufficient means.
Some hard facts:
Costs: The United States, goes a common talking point, spends more on defense than the next nine nations combined. That’s true but misleading. It doesn’t take into account significant American disadvantages in purchasing power and personnel costs. One example: A U.S. Marine private can make about as much in salary and benefits as a Chinese general.
Trends: Military spending as a percentage of gross domestic product, at around 3 percent, is well below the plus-4 percent average of the past 50 years. It will continue to fall for the next decade, according to projections from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, and more of the funding will be eaten up by inflation.
Scope: America’s defense commitments stretch from the North Atlantic to the Persian Gulf to the Taiwan Strait. The military ambitions of Russia, China and Iran, by contrast, are regional and therefore easier to concentrate. China now has the largest navy in the world, at least in terms of ship numbers, with its prime objective the seizing of Taiwan.
Readiness: The Air Force is short by about 1,650 pilots. The Army is short by roughly 30,000 recruits. More than half of America’s bombers were built during the Kennedy administration. The Navy has spent years trying to reach a target of 313 ships (it was close to 600 at the end of the Reagan administration) but still can’t break 300.
Competence: The Pentagon is broken. It has never passed an audit. Acquisition debacles — the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (a.k.a. Little Crappy Ship); the Air Force’s KC-46 tanker; the Army’s Future Combat Systems, to name a few — account for billions of wasted dollars and decades of wasted time. The Navy is struggling to maintain its ships, owing to long neglect of public shipyards, and our defense-industrial base would struggle to supply the military with equipment in the event of a war, much less two.
These issues are compounded by public neglect. During the Cold War, defense problems were major political issues, so people paid attention. Now they are treated as technical-bureaucratic issues, so people mostly don’t.
[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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