Thursday, March 31, 2022

Nigel Nails It

Nigel Farage has his faults but he is dead on the money in this clip Tucker ran. I have it timestamped to the relevant section, the stuff leading up to it is pretty standard stuff we have heard from Tucker before.




The average Ukraine flag waving dolt in the U.S. who thinks Putin just decided to invade Ukraine on the spur of the moment doesn't seem to understand that this has been in the works since 2014 and a really a lot earlier. If you haven't read it yet, you should read this:


We have been poking at Russia for a bunch of reasons for years and now are acting like this came out of nowhere. It didn't. Meanwhile we seem to be about to see a major shift and the big showdown, not in Kiev where everyone is paying attention, but in the breakaway republics which have been the target all along.


The Zman usually has some good analysis and it appears that the Russians have 150,000 troops for the big fight and the Ukrainians only 70,000. I don't know where he gets that so I am taking him at his word. Should Russia succeed in locking down the breakaway regions and getting their land corridor to the Black Sea, all that is left is the agreement for Ukraine to stay out of NATO which Ukraine has pretty much agreed to and the recognition that Ukraine isn't getting those eastern parts back and that's the ballgame. 

Two other factors.

One, far from undermining Putin this conflict with the West seems to have solidified his position. We see the conflict from the perspective of Vodka Man Bad posts and Ukrainian flags in social media profiles but in Russia it seems to be just more Western chauvinism against Russia, a people who have always thought of themselves as apart from the rest of Europe. This is an interesting piece on how actual Russians, distinguished from armchair anonymous bloggers in America who don't know shit, are thinking about the war:


For Russians it seems they see Putin as perhaps a cold hearted bastard but he is their cold hearted bastard.  Don't underestimate how seeing someone else shitting on you can make you rally around your leader.

The other factor is that Russians are people used to deprivation and hardship so while the sanctions have hurt them, they seem to be hurting the West a lot more and we are no longer people with any ability to deal with even the mildest of inconvenience. Time will tell if it was a death blow but it certainly looks like it might be a major blow to U.S. global hegemony. The world runs on cheap oil and Russia provides a lot of it, and selling it using something other than the U.S. petrodollar is a major gamechanger. The haphazard response from the U.S. has made it that much easier for Putin to get us to kneecap ourselves to get back at Vodka Man Bad.

All around this is a bad situation and getting worse. Better look at your road gear, you need to have more than a few flares and a bottle of water because things could go crazy at a moment's notice.

5 comments:

  1. Bought a massive amount of canned goods today, got the side eye from a few people and the manager even came over and was admiring my cart. Guessing my cart was close to the maximum capacity. Guns. Ammo. Food.

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  2. They have it in for Russia - always have since the USSR fell. They want to bleed it and loot it and control it.

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  3. I have made a point of ensuring I maintain at least a year supply of dog food. (8 dogs) yesterday Costco north of Houston told me because of "manufacturer" issues we could only get 1 bag. After an animated discussion with the front end mgr he rang me up 4 separate transactions because the system is programmed to prevent sales over their limit. I figure with the ukr/rus grain crisis many items are going to be limited real soon. Because we aren't idiots they'll start labelling people "hoarders" soon

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  4. not for nothing, VLAD did help the us out when staging to go into the sandbox the first time.
    and he has had his own problem with the ragheads before. so. he right, we should stop playing stupid games and deal with the real problem we all face. but the fuckers want to rape the country like they did after the fall back in 1991. VLAD stopped that shit cold and they hate him for it.

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  5. The Russians are being fucked with, and they have been, since the beginning of my knowledge of history. What irritates me is how frequently the word "we" appears, with shitty, authoritarian tactics applied without my consent, or agreement. "I" am not represented within the term "we".

    Take for example... "We have been poking at Russia for a bunch of reasons for years and now are acting like this came out of nowhere. It didn't. Meanwhile we seem to be about to see a major shift and the big showdown, not in Kiev where everyone is paying attention, but in the breakaway republics which have been the target all along."

    "We" above really refers to *the people that have been allowed to run our government*, or *the war-mongers amongst the ruling class*. Really, as I see it, "we" means those m*therf*ckers that think of me as a deplorable, would deny me every right mentioned in our founding documents, and would have me a property-less peasant.

    I ain't in that group and never will be. And I ain't got a dog in the dogfight between Russia and Ukraine. Let them have their war, and let them fight it with their own families. Peace.

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