The German Blunder, Chancellor Merkel’s Disaster

In late September 2018 — four years before the Russian invasion of Ukraine — the American President gave a speech, a prescient and foretelling speech, at the United Nations in which he cautioned the German nation not to become dependent upon Russia for its energy needs.

President Donald J Trump in a reflective moment before giving his best foreign policy speech at the United Nations at the high point of his tenure.

In that speech the American President said:

Reliance on a single foreign supplier can leave a nation vulnerable to extortion and intimidation. That is why we congratulate European states, such as Poland, for leading the construction of a Baltic pipeline so that nations are not dependent on Russia to meet their energy needs. Germany will become totally dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course.

He was referring to the completion of NordStream II and the continuing operation of NordStream I.

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Act II, the Russian Despoilment of Ukraine

The Russians and the Puffer Coat Putin’s plan for Act I in the despoilment and depredation of Ukraine did not go according to plan.

 1. The Russian army, a thuggish collection of murderers, rapists, and criminals with vast amounts of weaponry and armor with piss poor leadership and comms failed to drive down from Belarus, shout BOO! at Kyiv, and take the capital and kill the President Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy in the planned 4 days. Stupid Russians. Continue reading


Who Exactly Is The West?

In the current events we are constantly bombarded by the bad acts of Putin and Russia who is being opposed by the WEST?

Who exactly is the WEST?

The other day a pal of mine was cataloging all the countries that make up the WEST. I told him the WEST is not a list of countries.

Ahhh, my dear reader (I said in a particularly obnoxious, condescending voice fueled by cheap Keurig coffee), allow me to explain.

 1. It is an idea, not a specific list of countries. It is not a place one can identify or find using an atlas or on a map. Continue reading


The Battle of Grozny = The Siege of Kyiv

We know with certainty what Putin and the Russians will do to Ukraine from here on out as we have the exemplar of Grozny during the First and Second Chechen Wars.

Grozny was named the “most destroyed city in the world” after the bloodthirsty Russian army finished with it the second time around.

Chechnya is a small country with slightly more than 1MM people. Ukraine has 44MM people.

The First Battle of Grozny

Grozny, capital of Chechnya, had been savaged by the Russians under Russian President Boris Yeltsin during the First Chechen War when the Russians conducted a siege from December 1994 until March 1995. This was the beginning of the First Chechen War.

The Chechens were a tough bunch and held out for a long time being rewarded with the largest aerial, missile, and artillery bombardment since World War II. Continue reading


Words That Need To Be Said — Ukraine No Fly Zone

I had a dream. In it, President Biden was younger, more with it, leaned forward in his saddle, and spoke with conviction.

Our Pentagon was led by men who did not spend their time on white rage and funding transgender sex change operations. They knew their job was to project lethality, to win wars, and to vanquish evil.

We were again the America of George Washington, George Marshall, and we were the beacon of hope, the Arsenal of Democracy, the last, best hope of mankind, and we were the decent people who we are and we stood for and defended freedom wherever it took root. We were prudent, but unafraid because we knew our cause was just and right.

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Crypto Goes To War

The brutal, savage, unprovoked invasion of peaceful Ukraine by the barbaric, uncivilized Russians has given rise to a laboratory experiment in the role of crypto currency in contentious times. Crypto has gone to war.

 1. The Ukes are using crypto to fund their defense.

 2. The Russians are using crypto to avoid the sting of economic sanctions that have their entire banking system — entire economy really — on the ropes.

 3. The crypto exchanges, upon being asked to freeze all Russian accounts, have refused to comply — Coinbase, Kraken, Binance.

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Economic Fortress Putin — The Other Front

Putin has been planning on invading Ukraine and rekindling the glorious Russian Empire of old for more than 20 years. All one had to do was to listen to his speeches.

This guy right here, this beady eyed thug.

When Putin seized Crimea (Sudetenland analogies, please), he began to build massive currency reserves to weather what he knew was coming — economic sanctions. Right now, he is sitting on more than $600,000,000,000 in reserves which would normally be enough for two years of survival. Continue reading