If we end up in a shooting war with
Russia and the draft is resurrected to include women, will Joe Biden's
20-year-old granddaughter, Finnegan, be drafted
or will she get special treatment? - Les Femmes - The Truth
The Catholic Monitor is trying to understand what is going on behind the United States and Russian media narratives. To do this it is best to go to independent thinkers some of which we generally agree with and others that we think miss the mark, but give interesting off the wall insights.
So, here are some intriguing takes on the Russian invasion of the Ukraine and SWIFT's as well as China's possible connection to this event:
- Many experts are saying that the war in Ukraine was totally avoidable. By assuring Russia that Ukraine would not become a member of NATO, Putin had less reason to invade Ukraine. Russia has a legitimate fear of being surrounded by NATO forces with missiles aimed at their cities and troops marching on their border. We didn't want Russia in Cuba for the same reason. But anyone who points this out is being called a "f***ing traitor." Just look what they're saying about Tulsi Gabbard!
- Consider Biden and Clinton's collusion with Ukraine. Perhaps we need to look more closely at what's happening. Hillary, was behind the fake Russian dossier and colluded with Ukraine officials to smear Trump. The New York Post said it should have been called the "Clinton dossier." Do we ever get the truth from the liberal left who all sound like rabid warmongers? What's really going on? Do the liberals want this war? Lots of people make lots of money off war. The military industrial complex hits the jackpot. War is a business bonanza!
- And are you aware that while all eyes are on Russia, China violated Taiwan's air space? It's been happening with increasing frequency in recent years, but this violation was just hours after Russia entered Ukraine. As Russia and China join hands, do you really think the eunuchs developing U.S. defense policy have the ability to protect us against these giants if we end up in a confrontation? The administration has been pushing Putin into the arms of China, a really stupid move. We may still have the second largest arsenal of nuclear weapons on the planet after Russia, but no one wins in a nuclear war. And China has a huge body of military-aged men to put boots on the ground. They haven't been feminized by an army offering pregnancy uniforms for soldiers. And a country that's murdered millions of its own citizens will have no compunction about murdering their enemies. [https://lesfemmes-thetruth.blogspot.com/2022/02/last-saturday-of-month-random-thoughts.html]
Well, I think once again, Vlad the Fox (who knows many things) has outwitted Slow Joe, the Hedgehog (who knows only one thing; Russia!) . Vlad came un-invited to the All-Ukraine coming-out party hosted by NATO. But Vlad studiously avoided the large buffet. Instead, he went straight to the dessert table, where he is casually (and slowly) nibbling away, chewing very slowly, while talking and laughing with his eastern Ukrainian friends from Donetsk and Lukansk who also came to the party. Those friends no longer consider themselves to be ‘only’ Ukrainians. They are also fully Russian, Da? Vlad obviously feels right at home here, and why not? He too is fully Russian, Da!
There’s a whole story untold here, but the bottom line is this- Vlad is a calm, cool and collected chess player who refuses to get excited or mad. He is obviously working according to a plan that he has confidence in. Chess grand-masters think about every move, well in advance. I have seen nothing that makes me doubt Vlad’s skill or will. And nothing from Emperor Joe that assures me the West has a bright future.
And truth be told, this Western waning may simply be another outgrowth of the badly-done but evidently ‘accepted’ Fatima Consecration. You know, whereby the faithful don’t get the whole enchilada of blessings, but neither do we get the whole foretold chastisement. This slowly unfolding dismemberment of NATO and the Empire may actually be the least violent means of the prophesied Russian ascendancy. Which is still plainly in play.
The wild card, in my mind, is China and Xi, as I think they will now move to eliminate (literally) the Indians, their closest true demographic and numerical nuclear foe. Their foes, the Paki’s, are the perfect foil for this tension, and China is firmly wedded to Pakistan. After all, it was at Lop Nor (in China) that the Paki’s got to test their first (and subsequent) nukes.
And India? It has NO alliances, with us or Russia. No one will come to their aid. The outsourced Help Desk will be closed. Permanento. And once the world sees the savagery that ensues in this theatre, there will be no one that wants to help Taiwan. Or South Korea, or Japan, or the Philippines, or………. (you get the idea). No one in East Asia wants to see the sequel of ‘Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Bombay’, especially at a theatre near them.
Why would China do this? Well, why risk damaging the jewels (Taiwan and the semi-conductor gold mine, etc.) when you can burn down a distant poor neighborhood that no one prizes nor wants to risk life and limb to save? The double benefit, for China, will be a possible decimation (in the true sense) of the Muslim world. No one will notice the disappearance of the Uighurs, I’ll bet. Or the Paki’s who died for Allah.
The reviews of this horror flick will be great reading for NBA die-hards.
So, The Bear gets the West, rather peaceably, and The Dragon gets the East, rather un-peaceably. Everyone (but the Empire) gets what they want . Gas and blood flow freely. No tariffs now. [https://wmbriggs.com/post/39208/]
The Epoch Times' article "SWIFT Invades Your Privacy but Lets Putin Invade":
After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, SWIFT’s database became an invaluable asset in foiling terrorist attacks, as the U.S. Treasury Department and the CIA secretly accessed it via the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP), absent individual search warrants. The reach is so vast that even British intelligence has expressed discomfort with the “rich personal information” available to government access, much of which “is not about our targets.”
But if people are going to agree to have their financial privacy compromised—or at least give government the electronic ability and authority to compromise it in an instant—the upside must be that those powers can and will be used against the enemies of the free world. Yet here is ex-KGB officer Putin unabashedly embarking on step one of what in effect will be a restoration of the Soviet Union and not only is the United States under Biden uninterested in using arms, or giving the Ukrainians arms; we are refraining from using SWIFT as a weapon...
... Merkel and her predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder, who cozied up to Putin and after his premiership ended up taking a generous stipend from Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, turned to Moscow for their energy needs, most ominously after Merkel closed down Germany’s nuclear power industry.
It was symbolized well by an incident few Americans remember. In 2007, visiting Putin’s presidential residence to discuss energy and other economic matters, the dog-fearing Merkel was subjected to a surprise visit by his abnormally massive black Labrador, in full view of the press. Merkel was terrified and Putin delighted.
For years, the perennially naive, dovish EU and the foreign policy operatives surrounding Biden and President Barack Obama have regarded Putin as a cartoon figure, either part of their fantasies aimed against President Donald Trump or a far-away irritant well down on their list of concerns. As Obama put it nearly a decade ago, dismissing concerns over Putin’s Russia, “you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”
The war going on today in Ukraine is red hot, and the United States can’t even exercise enough leadership or apply enough pressure on Europe to cut Moscow out of the world’s electronic banking system. [https://www.theepochtimes.com/swift-invades-your-privacy-but-lets-putin-invade_4302605.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2022-02-26&utm_medium=email&est=2ujQyVIqk50fps80k8Co8KZXlFeg5Bx8mds%2BYx6%2Fc46QhW4%2BNSD30Bd4bCZ%2B]
|The Catholic Monitor on SWIFT: |
Roughly translated by Google:
“Few know what SWIFT
(the acronym stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial
Telecommunication) is: in theory, is a global “clearing house”, uniting
10,500 banks in 215 countries. In fact, is the most occult and sole center of American-globalist financial power, a bastion of blackmail on which the hegemony of the dollar, the most powerful means of political and economic espionage…
“This explains and justifies the unprecedented resignation of Ratzinger, that many of us have been able to exchange for an act of cowardice; the Church was treated as a state ‘terrorist’, but worse — because note that the dozen banks falling into the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ‘are not excluded from SWIFT’ and continue to be able to make international transactions — and the Vatican finances could no longer pay the nunciature, to convey transport missions — in fact, the same ATM of Vatican City had been blocked.
The Church of Benedict could not ‘neither sell nor buy’; its own economic life was counted in hours.”
Reprinted from Anglocath.blogspot. - Lew Rockwell.com [https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/09/no_author/did-the-us-blackmail-benedict-xvi/]...
... In an article about Pope Benedict's resignation, and SWIFT's connection to it, Vatican expert writes "Benedict XVI was blackmailed by means of SWIFT... it seems clear that Ratzinger’s resignation was not valid":
The Belgian website Media-Presse (SWIFT is based in Belgium), reported on April 5 about the SWIFT alternative being launched by Beijing and Moscow and referred to the Vatican as an example: “When a bank or territory is excluded from the [SWIFT] system, as the Vatican was in the days preceding the resignation of Benedict XVI in February 2013, all financial transactions are blocked.”
And then, as soon as the resignation of Benedict XVI was announced, the SWIFT system was unblocked for the Vatican, without waiting for the election of his successor.
And so we see that Benedict XVI was blackmailed by means of SWIFT, although we do not know from where it originated. The deeper reasons underlying this story have never been clarified, but it is clear that SWIFT intervened directly in the affairs of the Church.
This explains Ratzinger’s unprecedented resignation, which many people have mistaken for an act of cowardice. The Church was treated like a “terrorist” state (actually worse, because we note that a dozen banks that fell into the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria “were not excluded by SWIFT” and continue to make international transactions). The Vatican was no longer able to pay its nunciatures or send any financial support to its missions, and in fact the automated teller machines in Vatican City were all shut down during the weeks preceding Benedict XVI’s resignation. The Church of Benedict could no longer “either sell or buy” (Rev 13:17); its economic life was in its final hours.
It was a resignation made under duress.
All that remains is to subscribe to what Saura Plesio says on her blog:
Ratzinger, the very man who fought against the reigning Relativism, would never have accepted “opening” to the gay world and gender politics. He would never have prostrated himself to the “world” and “globalism” as his successor has done, who has shown himself to be just as secular as the UN in creating a form of “sacramental divorce” and in introducing “quick annulments.” He would never have engaged in his successor’s buffoonery in [celebrating a Mass with migrants in] Lampedusa [in 2013], which is not even Vatican territory but belongs to Italy. The great world powers were in a hurry, and Ratzinger was a clear obstacle that stood in the way, slowing down their lightning-fast trajectory.”
Immediately after his departure, SWIFT unblocked all Vatican transactions, reopened the Vatican automated teller machines, and restored the Vatican Bank to the world of finance. They did not even wait for Bergoglio to be elected; the expulsion of Benedict XVI, the “white terrorist,” was enough.
In the secret parlors of Wall Street, Washington, and London, they already knew that the conclave would bring a modernist to the Chair of Peter, someone whom they could trust. How did they know? Was the SWIFT sanction against the Vatican coordinated with the cardinal “conspirators” who, led by Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini (the Jesuit archbishop of Milan from 1980-2002 who asked for euthanasia for himself), had marked Bergoglio as their candidate for years? Was there an agreement of the conspirators with an external strong power with whom they were ideologically in agreement?
Perhaps Bergoglio’s election was not invalid… but yet it seems
clear that Ratzinger’s resignation was not valid – he left the throne of
Peter under duress. [https://www.marcotosatti.com/2020/04/21/bxvi-resigned-cavalcoli-swift-was-the-beast-of-the-apocalypse/]
Finally, here is a Catholic Monitor post from
Barnhart is well on record for warning about putting any kind of trust in Putin and Russia as any kind of savior. So these warnings are not few in number, and they are not uninformed opinion.
All that said, I mentioned Barnhardt intentionally just now. Reason why is because she—and many of us—discovered this factoid shortly after Russia’s bombs fell:
The text of her post this week was no less startling:
Putin is very possibly taking out the Fauci-run U.S. bioweapons labs in Ukraine. If true, we should wish him every success.
Folks, I know it’s difficult to come to terms with, but the greatest force of evil in the world today is centered in the former United States.
The United States has been studying deadly pathogens at Russia’s doorstep. Just last April, Putin’s adviser accused the U.S. of developing bio weapons at their border. Last October, China and Russia requested that the UN do something to check and limit U.S. bio-capabilities. Of course, as one can expect, the Western Pravda media is accusing Russia of spreading conspiracy theories—but then again, these liars been shit-talking against Russia for five years, now. What else is new?
And let’s take a look at what’s been going on for the past decade with Ukraine. In 2014, we had a delightful little color revolution, courtesy of George Soros and help from the Globohomo. Soros is on record for boasting about his role in all of this:
Soros Foundation’s Ukraine branch, International Renaissance Foundation (IRF) has been involved in Ukraine since 1989. His IRF doled out more than $100 million to Ukrainian NGOs two years before the fall of the Soviet Union, creating the preconditions for Ukraine’s independence from Russia in 1991. Soros also admitted to financing the 2013-2014 Maidan Square protests that brought the current government into power.Soros believed to be behind counter-revolutions where the other party wins elections, MercoPress, November 16, 2016
The U.S. installed a puppet government, and the country’s been a haven for money laundering and scandal. Not just Biden’s drug-addicted son, Hunter, but other low-life children of politicians were set up with cush jobs in the Ukraine—including Nancy Pelosi, Mitt Romney, and John Kerry. And, heck, consider that the current Ukrainian President is nothing but a mere Jewish comedian. If he isn’t apprehended first, I expect Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy will be fleeing the country with a suitcase of money.
And let’s not forget about NATO, itself. Why does this thing exist anymore? It was put together in 1949 to oppose the Soviet Union. But the Soviet Union was formally defeated. Why is NATO still there? And why on earth is this ridiculous bureaucracy being used as a stick to poke and prod at the Russian Bear?
Worse, a trove of documents conclusively shows that in 1990, Gorbachev was flooded with a cascade of assurances that NATO would not expand eastward. Yet, just last month, Western diplomats attempted to play “revisionist talmudics,” as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken falsely claimed that NATO never promised to admit any new members to its organization.
This is a remarkably stupid game the Fake Biden administration is playing. The neocons are attempting to utilize juvenile narrative-shaping tactics in a world of hardened diplomats and generals who couldn’t care less what a few lawyers assumed back in 1949. It appears the neocons are about to discover that their lawyerly verbal tactics don’t work on people who, unlike Americans and Europeans, are not high-trusting children.Our Fingers Were Crossed!, Vox Day, January 9, 2022
It’s the usual bait-and-switch offered by a deceiver. Even if NATO never made any formal promises not to expand, the leaders of every major Western country at the time promised that NATO would not expand to the EAST, i.e. in the direction of Russia. Which NATO subsequently did after 1991 and the collapse of the Soviet Union that was the raison d’etre for its existence.
Can you imagine if the Soviet Union tried to play this kind of shell game during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
I am not a Duganist. I do not believe Russia and China are capable of saving the world with their Eastern values. I think that, in this moment, Putin is riding atop a wave of justifications, and he has a lot of momentum if he needs it. Perhaps Putin will do something in the future that is inexcusable. That remains to be seen.
But I’ll say this: for years, when we’ve read Catholic prophecy—like that of Alois Irlmaier—we’d read on the details about how Russia would invade Europe, and China attacked America’s West Coast. Often when reading this, I imagined those powers as faceless, evil hordes pushing their way into Europe because they were bad guys doing bad guy stuff. But now I cannot help but ask myself: will that future chastising invasion be provoked by the West? A West with enough chutzpah and brazen audacity—such that it didn’t know when to quit? It is said that SJWs always lie and always double down. Will this be the fate of the West? Could it be that the West went woke and then got broke?
And then I remember the prophetic rumors that Kiev is somehow
involved as a focal point for all this, and I’m given even greater
- Vladimir ‘defender of Christianity’ Putin kisses a boy on the stomach because he wanted “to stroke him like a cat”.
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church and for Catholics to not just bemoan heresy, but put pressure on the bishops and cardinals to act.
Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis's Amoris Laetitia.