The Catholic Monitor is greatly honored to post, with permission, this article of the most influential conservative Traditional Catholic journal in the United Kingdom, the Christian Order, by its editor Rod Pead:
|“Since 24th February, every day and every night there have been missile attacks on several points of the city. ... The humanitarian crisis is very severe here, and in some other cities in Ukraine. ... it is not a purely human invention, there is something demonic about it... And we can only defeat the evil in this war together, all over the world, through fasting, prayer, much humility and love.”|
|- Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, Kiev|
“Beware of going where the Bolsheviks once planned to go.
Let us momentarily set aside the second, anonymous quote. First and foremost, we note how the Archbishop, a true shepherd of souls, immediately set the physical war within its proper spiritual context. "For the wages of sin is death," St. Paul warned the Romans (6:23). And "wars are the punishment for sin," as Our Lady later reminded St. Jacinta; impressing upon the little seer, now bed-ridden in Lisbon, the same intrinsic connection she had made at the Cova da Iria as war raged on in Europe.
It is easy to forget this supernatural cause and effect once the shooting starts and horrific images of war begin to flow. At that point, truth and rationality always give way to media-fuelled waves of emotion that obscure any consideration of shared responsibility and dark agendas of enemies within.
This is especially true now that the once pacifist, anti-war Left has joined and surpassed the Neocon Right in warmongering zeal.
Virtue-signals smother the earth and self-righteous tweets spiral to new demented heights as their weaponised cancel culture rockets anti-Russian sentiment to hysterical stratospheres.
Even apartheid South Africa, their bête noire and boycott cause cêlèbre, was never cancelled like this: as comprehensively and promptly.
Zero Covid has become Zero Russia.
Regardless of nuclear considerations, this mania only serves to absolve and further embolden the same military juggernaut they rightly railed against en masse as recently as 2003; when the Deep State entered Iraq to fill its pockets, bedding down for the long haul. Having agitated so long for this equally lucrative war-cum-market opportunity, they are no more likely to seek an early resolution.
A depressing outlook but one recognised by commentators far more knowledgeable about international affairs and intimately familiar with the Washington War Party than the present writer.
Former Democratic Congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard for one.
The tragic truth in a nutshell
So often the sole voice of sanity emanating from the Democrat asylum, Gabbard, also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, decried the failure of her own side to seize upon an olive branch extended by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Appearing on Fox News on 9 March, she did not hold back as she summed up the treasonous reality [my transcript; speaker's emphasis]:
Clearly, this continued escalation of this conflict and this war is not in the best interests of the American people, or the world, which is why Zelenskyy's statement last night, on ABC news, the first that I'm aware of, opening [a] window of opportunity where he's open to the fact, hey, maybe we'll set this NATO membership thing aside and he's willing to talk with Putin directly — to negotiate the outcome or the status of these disputed territories. Really extending an olive branch.
Two points here. The first thing I thought is why isn't this making headlines everywhere? Why isn't everybody talking about this? Even ABC news themselves didn't write a great piece and publish this across all its platforms. I had to dig to find it.
But secondly, and most importantly is, why isn't the Biden-Harris administration charging forward to take advantage and support President Zelenskyy in this opening that he has created, in trying to bring about an end to this suffering that we're seeing every single day?
Nothing the Biden administration has done has helped to make this situation better, has helped to de-escalate this situation. Which is why the only conclusion I can draw about why they have been completely silent in not engaging at all on this window of opportunity that President Zelenskyy opened last night, is that what is happening before our eyes is exactly what they want to see continue.
Why is that?
Because it's good for the Military Industrial Complex. It makes these politicians look tough, and really, you know, it allows them to have this proxy war with Russia, something Hillary Clinton laid out just recently, really what there aims are — this war machine, this power elite in Washington, they want to turn Ukraine into anther Afghanistan; turn it into these killing fields, where this long-term insurgency is supported and they bleed out and kill as many Russians as possible, for who knows how long.
They're really showing their real aim in the fact that they're not taking action right now to end this conflict.
On cue, as if to confirm the truth of every word and charge, the brave Gabbard was instantly deemed a "treacherous liar" by the actual traitors she denounced!
Make no mistake, if and when peace breaks out (God-willing even before you receive this edition), it will owe everything to the Christian response proposed by Archbishop Kulbokas — "fasting, prayer, much humility and love” — and nothing to these warmongers with an eye to the main chance; some of whom, as we have pointed out more than once before, espouse the lunatic notion that a 'limited nuclear war' is winnable!
Nor will a quick settlement owe one jot to the vitriol pouring out of the Big Media/Big Tech consortium — the propaganda arm of the Military Industrial Complex — as it swaps Covid fear for Russian fear; decelerating its demonisation of 'anti-vaxers' to accelerate its demonisation of President Putin and his nation.
From the outset, therefore, I suggest that readers switch off the emotional, slanted, controlled theatre being pumped out by mainstream reportage. Or, if that proves difficult, balance it with alternative credible sources of information in reaching your own considered conclusions about the tangled state of play. That is the one advantage of the din of disinformation, misinformation and hatred echoing all about us: it accentuates the sound of honesty and integrity, making those voices easier to discern.
To aid our discernment, so we do not fall into the same psychological traps set by the same Western establishment that has lied, covered up and systematically misled us for the past two years while orchestrating the greatest theatrical event in history, Belgian historian Anne Morelli has summarised the following principles of propaganda set forth in Arthur Ponsonby’s Falsehood in War Time (1928):
- We do not want war.
- The opposite party alone is guilty of war.
- The enemy is inherently evil and resembles the devil.
- We defend a noble cause, not our own interests.
- The enemy commits atrocities on purpose; our mishaps are involuntary.
- The enemy uses forbidden weapons.
- We suffer small losses, those of the enemy are enormous.
- Recognised artists and intellectuals back our cause.
- Our cause is sacred.
- All who doubt our propaganda are traitors.
Already in full weaponised swing, as in the application of #10 to 'treacherous dissident' Tulsi Gabbard, the Big Tech-Big Brothers who controlled the Covid narrative are enforcing these principles with similar brutal force, telegraphed by headlines like these:
- "DuckDuckGo announces it will ‘down-rank’ links with Russian misinformation in search results"
- "Facebook and Instagram will temporarily allow violent speech against Russian military: report"
Beware this incessant manipulation. Seek out instead the sort of credible commentators who follow in this edition, such as retired General Mike Flynn.
A man of honour and courage, General Flynn was the one and only person then president Barack Obama warned president-elect Donald Trump not to add to his administration. The reasons being that:
- by virtue of his battlefield and post-military experience he knew where all the bodies were buried, especially those exposing Obama and Hillary in Ukraine, Benghazi and everywhere in between; and
- he was incorruptible; which is why, after Trump duly chose him as National Security Adviser against Obama's advice, the Deep State apparatus framed him and sentenced him to rot in jail. Only through the intervention of crusading lawyer Sydney Powell, who took up his case against all the odds, was the vile campaign to destroy him exposed, his conviction quashed, and a pardon issued.
The spin-free assessments of selfless, brave, knowledgeable, plain-speaking patriots are far more worthy of consideration than the spurious narratives spewed forth by mainstream media.
For valuable background, perhaps even revisit CO essays such as our three-part series, Deep State Armageddon: "Russia's Errors" vs Russia (May, June-July, Aug-Sept 2018), and others referenced herein (most available on our website)? There, if nothing else, you will find food for thought less superficial and certainly more Catholic than that offered by cancel culture lynch mobs, which, in hyper-moralistic alignment with Neocon mafiosi, suddenly can't see the Western Banksters for the Russian Gangsters.
We must not only question everything we are shown or told, but also remain alert to what we are not being told. For nothing is what it seems, especially in times of war when agitation-propaganda ratchets up to high gear.
Originally "developed by the Soviet Communist Party in 1920 intended to control and promote the ideological conditioning of the masses," how ironic that ex-KGB officer Vladimir Putin now finds himself a singular target of Western agit-prop; today turbo-charged by technology and more potent and effective than ever before: mixing truths, half-truths, disinformation, misinformation, misdirection, and lies so big and shamelessly repeated (e.g., WMDs, Covid) that the public cannot imagine they might actually be lies.
So, watch out for agit-prop: the blizzard of mendacity (aka "the narrative") that covers over every kind of overt criminality from illegal wars to homicidal Big Pharma-profiteering to the sort of reckless US provocations which, for well over a decade, by variously ignoring and trampling over perfectly reasonable Russian security concerns, have deliberately fed the demons whispering in the Russian President's ear, finally unleashing hell on earth in Ukraine.
Yes, on the one hand, it is Putin's war.
But on the other, it's Matthew 18:7: temptations to war must come, but woe to those through whom they come.
The nuclear war within
Let us now return to the second opening quote.
It was recently addressed to the post-Christian West: to nations devoid of moral benchmarks; whose culture of death is now morphing inexorably into a culture of digital gulags the Bolsheviks could not have imagined in their most utopian dreams.
The speaker sounds like Donald J. Trump. In fact, it was one Vladimir Putin, speaking on 21 October 2021 at the Valdai Club conference: an annual event at which he outlines his vision for his country and the world before Russia’s political, economic, and media elite. Holding court before a captive audience he skewered the deconstruction of Christian civilisation by hegemonic cultural Marxism.
Courtesy of the Valdai video sub-titles, here is his summation of the Western dead-end, neatly articulated less than four months ago:
A further challenge (Danger) for the national Russian identity is connected to the process we observe outside of Russia. They include foreign policy, moral and other aspects. We see that many Euro-Atlantic (Western) States have taken the way where they deny or reject their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western civilisation.
After the 1917 revolution, the Bolsheviks, relying on the dogmas of Marx and Engels, also said that they would change existing ways and customs and not just political and economic ones, but the very notion of human morality and the foundations of a healthy society. The destruction of age-old values, religion and relations between people, up to and including the total rejection of family (we had that, too), encouragement to inform on loved ones.
Some people in the West believe that an aggressive elimination of entire pages from their own history, "reverse discrimination" against the majority in the interests of a minority, and the demand to give up the traditional notions of mother, father, family and even gender, they believe that all of these are the mileposts on the path towards social renewal.
Not to mention some truly monstrous things when children are taught from an early age that a boy can easily become a girl and vice versa. That is, the teachers actually impose on them a choice we all supposedly have. They do so while shutting the parents out of the process and forcing the child to make decisions that can upend their entire life.
Anyone who dares mention that men and women actually exist, which is a biological fact, risk being ostracised. "Parent number one" and "parent number two," "birthing parent" instead of "mother" and "human milk" replacing "breast milk" because it might upset people who are unsure about their own gender.
I repeat, this is nothing new; in the 1920s, the so-called Soviet Kulturtraegers also invented some newspeak believing they were creating a new consciousness and changing values that way.
This is why President Putin had long garnered praise and support from Christians: for decrying the Culture War which is nuking the world without bombs.
Donald Trump himself could not have said it more truly or plainly. Indeed the dividing line of the deeper battle Putin describes — a socio-spiritual war even more consequential than the fearsome material one he has now unleashed — was immediately underscored by the perverse response of his Deep State adversaries, including British intelligence. The chief of MI6, Richard Moore, instantly issued this tweet on behalf of his emasculated, ultra-woke agency, seeking to square the circle of death by distinguishing death-dealing Putin from death-dealing sodomy:
Fabricators of their own 'truth' and lacking all self-awareness, virtue-signalling champions of the Culture of Death cannot perceive the destructive contradictions they carry in their own souls!
We see them because we are instructed to think like God, and not like men (Matt. 16:23).
And who is more evil in God's eyes: a leader who butchers bodies, or one who facilitates a pseudo-culture that kills both bodies and souls?
Putin in the round
That said, the plaudits for President Putin's defiant Trump-like stand against the deviant worldview personified by Mr Moore, were always excessive.
Post-invasion, one traditional Catholic blogger continued to insist that "With all his shortcomings, Putin stands for common sense, decency of thinking, and Christian values." Even though they see through the Saddam/Gaddafi/Trump-like demonisation of Mr. Putin, as just another facile caricature cooked up to serve Deep State agendas, it seems that many Christians are still content to accept him at face value rather than view him in the round.
For our part, although ever wary of the depth of the Orthodox Christian faith he likes to claim and display when convenient, and notwithstanding the hefty beams in his own eyes, we have always given President Putin credit for his denunciations of the moral depravity promoted and legislated by his degenerate Western counterparts. Also for his forthright depiction of their biblical hypocrisy and mendacity and that of their controlled presstitutes (cf. "Putin Gets It Right," Oct. 2013; "Putin Warns the MSM," Feb. 2017).
At the same time, we have depicted the ruthless persona behind the calm, methodical public figure forever running rings around his vacuous opponents: viz., the cold-blooded dictator of a mafia state whose extremely thin skin makes him especially combustible and deadly. Quite apart from his fearsome crushing of his neighboring mafia state, Chechnya (and the murderous false flag events perpetrated to turbo-charge that campaign - cf. Consecrating Russia to Exorcise the West: 1, Oct. 2013), think of the diabolically cruel polonium poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, and the jailing or murder of many others with whom he has taken umbrage. (cf. "Russia," May 2007)
Under secular siege and abandoned by the current pontificate, those who saw only the 'good' Putin sometimes voiced their perplexity over our more realistic appraisals. These include the abovementioned "Consecrating Russia to Exorcise the West" (Oct., Nov., 2013), in which two-part series we noted, among much else, this telling comment Putin passed to his biographers twenty years ago, when he first emerged as Boris Yeltsin's replacement and his backers were crafting his image.
"I was most amazed," he reflected on his KGB career, "by how a small force, a single person, really, can accomplish something an entire army cannot. A single intelligence officer could rule the fates of thousands of people. At least, that's how I saw it."
From this comment Masha Gessen, an extreme lesbian activist and one of his arch-critics concluded that "Putin wanted to rule the world, or a part of it, from the shadows."
However, despite expressing regrets about the demise of the Soviet Union, for a mixture of geo-political and perversely sentimental reasons, Putin has been consistently critical of the totalitarian regime and the damage it inflicted.
According to John Mearsheimer, a renowned U.S. international relations scholar, he has never suggested reconstituting the Soviet empire, never mind using it as a template for world domination. (Even if he wanted to "rule the world" he does not have the financial means to undertake expensive empire-building, as Mr. Mearsheimer statistically assures and commonsense dictates.)
And yet Gessen doubtless feels justified in accusing Putin of megalomaniacal designs now that her nemesis has emerged "from the shadows" to make common cause with China and drag his countrymen into a hot war with their Slavic neighbour, leaving us all on nuclear tenterhooks.
But again, as with his robust defence and promotion of Christianity, it is hard to discern where the patriotic macho Putin ends and the calculating, egoistic, cold-blooded killer Putin (cf. "Russia", ibid.), begins. A one hour televised address to his nation on 21 February contained elements of both personas. Therein, he set forth his understanding of events.
Somewhat ominously, he depicted Ukraine as one giant historical mistake created by Soviet totalitarians from Lenin onwards, whose short-sightedness and self-serving apropos Ukraine had now come back to haunt Russia on multiple fronts despite every possible effort on modern Russia's part to reach amicable settlements.
The general sense of the history lesson was this: that the Ukraine 'error' needed correction once and for all, before Russia suffered the fate of so many other countries bombed into corporate vassal-state status by America. He stated:
I would like to be clear and straightforward: in the current circumstances, when our proposals for an equal dialogue on fundamental issues have actually remained unanswered by the United States and NATO, when the level of threats to our country has increased significantly, Russia has every right to respond in order to ensure its security. That is exactly what we will do.
To the present writer at least, this sounded like a clear intention to invade: to 'bomb or be bombed!'
If the invasion came as a shock to us, therefore, it was surely because we missed this plain-speaking 21 February address-cum-announcement.
Translated into all the major languages, it could and should have been widely reported, assessed objectively, and presented to the public for consideration in the broader context alluded to by President Putin:namely, the years of arrogant US aggravation which culminated in the most incendiary provocation of all: its 2014 Ukraine coup.
Organised at a cost of $5 billion and perpetrated under the usual guise of fostering Ukraine 'aspirations to join the West [read: NATO],' that criminal Deep State operation established anti-Russian aggression in Kiev, while shoring up the political corruption that serves myriad bad actors; notably the Bidens and other US political families with snouts in the Ukraine money-trough.
As usual, the public were left in the dark about the 21 February address and all these momentous developments because transparency and full disclosure are anathema to controlled media, state or corporate. When not shamelessly slanting news or making it up, they hide it: i.e., deem news incompatible with the liberal-left globalist worldview un-newsworthy. They also pick and choose which other of the myriad ongoing (often genocidal) wars to highlight, based on the globalist agendas of their corporate owners.
That being the case, and for what they're worth, the present writer offers the following personal assessments in the hope of throwing some shafts of light into this media black hole.
1. The Election Elephant
Firstly, the elephant in the room remains the Big Steal.
Now that its devastating universal implications have erupted, readers may better understand why I have spilled so much ink on the stolen presidential election (cf. “A Biblical Heist,” Nov. 2020; and “Gaslit Globe” Nov. 2021 – which latter editorial essay contains additional damning evidence and jaw-dropping graphics not included in the original print version). For, an invasion of Ukraine would have been unthinkable under Trump.
Apart from a couple of missteps (e.g., an illegal but targetted bomb drop on Syria, with no casualties; and briefly receiving advice from Neocon warmonger John Bolton, before sacking him) he fulfilled his promise to de-escalate ongoing wars and start no new ones; unique among modern presidencies and all the more remarkable given his pro-military stance and his daily harassment and obstruction by the Deep State leviathan and its media lackeys.
Fully apprised of the operations of the Clinton Foundation ("the largest unprosecuted charity fraud in history" according to forensic analysis by Charles Ortel) and the way such criminal operations profit from wars, coups and orchestrated chaos (not least from the lucrative trafficking of women and children unleashed with each wave of fleeing refugees), Trump had righteously thundered right from the start of his 2016 campaign that "Hillary wants to start a shooting war in Syria in conflict with nuclear-armed Russia which could lead to World War III."
Thereafter he regularly repeated, as in July 2018 after his Helsinki summit with Putin, that those on the left "would rather go to war" with Russia than see a peace. "The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russia, even a confrontation that could lead to war," he tweeted. "They are pushing so recklessly hard and hate the fact that I'll probably have a good relationship with Putin."
After the media erupted in hysterics over the Helsinki summit (at which Putin revealed yet another massive campaign fraud perpetrated by Hillary, involving ill-gotten Russian funds), noted commentator and former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan stated that Trump, "clearly does not want a second Cold War. Yet, there are people inside this Beltway [viz.,Washington swamp] who want it and believe it's necessary." That is why their media megaphone went ballistic over Trump courting healthy relations with Russia, hurling what Buchanan termed "rhetorical WMDs at Trump: Liar, dictator, authoritarian, Putin's poodle, fascist, demagogue, traitor, Nazi." (See "Deep State Armageddon: 'Russia's Errors' vs Russia: 3", Aug-Sept 2018)
What triggered them was Trump's ability to make deals without conceding ground, even with regimes hitherto considered unmanageable. Beaten up into Armageddon by the presstitutes following Trump's election, the perennial North Korean stand-off was faced down by Trump in his own unique way.
"I have my finger on the button. It's always next to me," tweeted Kim Jong-un. Trump instantly re-tweeted: "I also have the button right next to me all the time. Except my button is actually bigger, and my button actually works."
As WWIII headlines and anti-Trump diatribes broke out, Kim found a dark corner of his palace, curled up in a foetal position, and disappeared from view.
"The fake news said my personality would get us into a war: 'I'm telling you, that guy is going to get us into a war.' But, actually, my personality is what kept us out of war," Trump reminded one and all during a 12 March Save America rally in South Carolina. "I was the only president in nearly four decades who did not get America into any new conflicts instead."
That impressive record is not the sort of fact mainstream media will be underlining anytime soon in its Ukraine coverage. Indeed, they are more likely to rehash their baseless and now officially redundant Russia collusion narrative (still under criminal investigation) rather than recall that Trump's desire for friendly relations with Russia did not compromise his approach to foreign policy.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley recently recalled: "As much as everybody wants to talk about what [Trump] says, I look at what he did. He sanctioned Russia, he expelled diplomats, he shut off Nord Stream 2... This [invasion] never would have happened under Trump." [Newsmax, 6/3/22]
Even self-professed "metropolitan liberal" Konstantin Kisin, a well-known British podcaster of Russian birth married to a Ukrainian and no supporter of Trump, is in no doubt whatsoever. During a recent interview with the UnHerd video blog, he emphatically endorsed Haley's view: insisting that this cataclysm "never" would have happened "under Trump."
In sum: while the press were depicting Trump in the most inflammatory terms as a danger to life on earth, the plain truth, as ever, was the opposite. In fact, it was their Deep State overlords — the corporate cabal who dominate media ownership and effectively own Biden, the Clintons and just about everything and everyone else — whose lackeys were pushing and prodding Putin towards this profitable war.
Although impossible to stomach for those brainwashed by anti-Trump agit-prop, in this matter as in so many others, including the Big Steal, Trump was right. He deserves great respect. So when he says it is possible to end this war, we should believe that had his landslide election victory stood and he was still in the presidential hot seat, it would end. Promptly.
"We need to help stop this brutal invasion," he said at the South Carolina rally. "We also have to clean out the rot of our failed foreign policy establishment. It is indeed rotten to the core. Before these total lunatics lead us down the path World War III. They will do it too. We have to continue to drain the swamp. We did a lot of it, but the swamp was deep, deeper than anybody believed. Despite all of Biden's weakness, cowardice and incompetence, there is still a path for him to end this tragedy in Ukraine without getting Americans snared in a gruesome and very bloody war."
2. Reckless Provocation
Naturally, the Director of the CIA is currently briefing (spinning) Congressional committees that Putin is "angry and frustrated right now" because his Ukraine invasion has not gone to plan, portraying him as an isolated leader craving global clout.
It sounds about right. Until you reflect that, far from isolated, he has the backing of the Chinese monstrosity! (Note how the invasion was stalled till just after China showcased its Winter Olympics.) As for sanctions, he also rules a nation that knows how to endure suffering: not for Putin, for Holy Mother Russia.
Masters of deception and self-promotion, the CIA and US intelligence agencies present themselves as 'white hats' and peerless analysts. Yet not only are they super-Stasi 'black hats' who, in between creating monsters like ISIS, oversee a global surveillance grid, they also invariably get things wrong — often accidentally on purpose, as it were (think 9/11 and other false flags: or "catalysing events" in Neocon coinage). They have their own covert agendas which have nothing to do with the peaceful international relations sought by Trump. A peace once regularly entertained by Putin himself.
In a personal reflection on the editorial page of the New York Times of 11 September 2013, for instance, while honestly airing his misgivings about hubristic "American exceptionalism" he also described the "growing trust" he felt in his "working and personal relationship" with President Obama.
Less than six months after that clear declaration of peaceful Russian intent, the Deep State orchestrated their February 2014 coup that weaponised Ukraine against Russia. That they knew precisely the explosive situation this provocation was setting in train is crystal clear from this passage in the annual "National Security Strategy Report" of the Defence Intelligence Agency, presented to Congress in December 2015 by then DIA Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart:
The Kremlin is convinced the U.S. is laying the groundwork for regime change in Russia, a conviction reinforced by the events [US coup] in Ukraine. Moscow views the U.S. as the critical driver behind the crisis in Ukraine and believes that the overthrow of Yanukovych [the duly elected President] is the latest move in a long established pattern of U.S. orchestrated regime change efforts. [My clarifying italics]
Along with that frank admission (only offered because the DIA is obliged by an Act of Congress to do so), CIA cables released by Wikileaks also confirm that the CIA pushed NATO inclusion of Ukraine and Georgia precisely to provoke Russia — enticing Russia to take military action by continually talking about Ukraine joining NATO. A telling extract from the confidential cables:
5. (C) Ukraine and Georgia's NATO aspirations not only touch a raw nerve in Russia, they engender serious concerns about the consequences for stability in the region. Not only does Russia perceive encirclement, and efforts to undermine Russia's influence in the region, but it also fears unpredictable consequences which would seriously affect Russian security interests. Experts tell us that Russia is particularly worried that the strong divisions in Ukraine over NATO membership, with much of the ethnic-Russian community against membership, could lead to a major split, involving violence or at worst, civil war. In that eventuality, Russia would have to decide whether to intervene; a decision Russia does not want to have to face.
What they did not want to face was a situation America itself has never wished to face. As John Mearsheimer puts it:
"The United States would never tolerate a situation where Canada or Mexico invited, in a legal way, China, to bring military forces into Toronto or Mexico City. ... End of story. What the Russians are doing here,... they're saying, you cannot turn Ukraine into a Western bastion on our border. ... Just as we're saying Cuba can't invite the Soviets to bring military forces into the Western hemisphere."
The difference is that Russia's desire to avoid "unpredictable consequences" in Ukraine arising from the NATO controversy was unacceptable to the War Party. So the CIA, the Deep State Stasi, made them face it. In the lead up to the recent invasion, Russia was still asking the US and NATO for a guarantee that Ukraine would not be given membership. "President" Biden refused to do so.
So much for calls for Washington to "get involved" in Ukraine! They've been involved in Ukraine, in various subversive and criminal ways, for well over a decade. And that is what has brought us to this point: not anything heinous that Putin himself has done.
Noted commentator Paul Craig Roberts, a distinguished Reagan adviser, was never in any doubt of where the major blame lay. In April 2018, as Trump Derangement Syndrome fuelled insane levels of Russia-baiting, he stated: "I hope that Washington is not so insane that they actually want war. Washington's gone too far. It really is beyond reckless. Beyond irresponsible."
3. Epic Hypocrisy and Graft
Besides all that (and so very much more), it is insufferable to hear pompous denunciations of Putin by murderous agencies, institutions and figures: such as the CIA, the Pentagon, former Secretary of State and serial-liar Condoleeza Rice, and 2014 Ukraine coup-orchestrators like "president" Biden and the State Department's former European fixer Victoria Nuland (—all of whom denied there was a coup until Ms Nuland was caught red-handed on a leaked audio tape organising it! And now she has resurfaced to finish the job, overseeing the war for Biden!).
Defined by their epic self-serving and hypocrisy, these creatures have perpetrated far more war crimes, spilled much more innocent blood, and caused infinitely greater wanton destruction and chaos than their Russian nemesis —who, let us not forget, can also claim into the bargain that his diplomatic initiative apropos chemical weapons thwarted the dogged intent of Obama and his ally David Cameron to invade Syria and bomb its people back to the Stone Age à la Iraq.
Beyond wars, bloody coups and assassinations without end, also consider their well-documented, ongoing history of white-collar fraud perpetrated in cahoots with thoroughly corrupt Ukraine governments, including the present one.
"Far from a bastion of democracy," reported Greg Swann for Truth in Media, "Ukraine corruption is off the chart. Even in the weeks before the invasion, opposition leaders were arrested, three different TV stations had been shut down." Following a closed-door meeting chaired by President Zelenskyy the Nash TV channel, another network critical of the government, was also taken off the air.
As already stated, the Biden Crime Family and other families of note (e.g., Romney, McCain, Pelosi, Kerry), as well as high-level EU hotshots like former Polish president Aleksander Kwasniecki, all milk the Ukraine cash cow (—"the big guy", as Joe Biden's partners in crime referred to him in correspondence found on his son's laptop, gets 10% of his family's kickback money).
Adding to its earlier exposés, the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency recently released a further mountain of incriminating information in this regard.
During a lengthy press conference held by brave investigative reporters in the 50-seat Interfax press centre, the arch-criminality was revealed chapter and verse, including full financial and banking documentation, and video testimony from whistleblowers who perpetrated the fraud. The following introduction by the lead investigator places this war in even filthier perspective:
Today's press conference is dedicated to new facts revealing international corruption and external governance of Ukraine.
Because of the leaked information about today's press conference, last week it was announced that I was being sanctioned by politicians from the US Department of the Treasury under the request from Democratic senators. They really didn't want us to publish what we are going to release today.
But we did not refuse a press conference: the state of independence and sovereignty of Ukraine are at stake. And most importantly, the opportunity, on the basis of documents, facts, material evidence and now the testimony of witnesses, to return billions [of dollars] to Ukraine citizens.
... I would also like to note the following.
DemoCorruptionists are very afraid because documents, numbers and shocking recordings support every word we will voice today. With each new fact, a new entry, a new posting of accounts, we are convinced that the external governance and international corruption are Siamese twins with many faces of senior government officials, oligarchs, schemers and many other actors who steal from the Ukrainian people.
[My transcription of the English subtitles of the conference video]
As the conference unfolded and the breathtaking scale of the criminality emerged, a thought recurred: what better way to wipe clean such cast-iron evidence against entire political dynasties than reduce Kiev to rubble, and ‘cleanse’ the paper trail in the ensuring chaos. Curious footage of Ukraine soldiers outside a government building throwing piles of documents onto a huge fire did nothing to ease that suspicion.
(The murderous bombing away of inconvenient and incriminating documents is a recurring Deep State modus operandi even on America soil. According to black-ops veteran Cody Snodgress, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing for one not only ‘disappeared’ vital military medical records, but also incriminating Clinton-related documentation sent to the targeted Murrah building for storage just weeks before the explosion — which operation he himself was originally offered. See “Threading the Needles: The Escalation of Inhumanity,” Oct. 2021.)
But then, whether they destroy the evidence or not, the Bidens and their Deep State partners in Ukrainian crime (doubtless including Russians) will continue to escape justice for as long as the presstitutes hide their dirty deeds (e.g., the total Western media blackout of the explosive Interfax conference itself), and/or bury those who try to tackle them (e.g., the impeachment blitzkrieg launched against President Trump simply for encouraging President Zelenskyy to look into the rampant criminality).
Their untouchability is exacerbated by the systemic corruption and ever greater brutality of the American body politic (CO passim), including a degree of lawlessness — recently decried in unprecedented public fashion by several former high-level FBI agents — which is rapidly approaching the lawless levels of Russia itself — where the legal system was neatly described by one oligarch's lawyer as "presidential" rather than "precedential"!
After all, has Vladimir Putin and his cabal, or any other mafia state or Banana Republic for that matter, ever stolen a presidential election more flagrantly than Joe Biden and his cabal?
Covid and Davos connections
And so we discover that the situation is far more complex than Masha Gessen and sound-bite media would have us believe: more, that is, than mere Putin machismo or megalomania at the service of bombing perceived historical wrongs back into Russian shape.
Yet if neither Putin's character nor his endless provocation by the Washington War Party fully explain his unspeakable invasion, what does?
Without access to rarified levels of intelligence about these kinds of "events" — such as those sources who allowed Infowars to announce last October that war was slated for February — we mere mortals, possessed of very limited knowledge and understanding, can only ever speculate about the deeper reasons and motivations behind the Russian president overplaying his hand in such devastating, self-defeating fashion.
But if one is to hazard an educated guess: since the Deep State crowd doubles as the Great Reset crowd (all comprising the multi-faceted Military-Industrial Complex), the crumbling Covid narrative is the most obvious alternate explanation of events.
As the actual "science" and hitherto hidden data catches up with the 'narrators' of the first phase of the Great Digital Reset march towards the Great Godlessness, Putin's war does indeed serve as a classic distraction from their myriad world-shattering crimes: those already perpetrated, and those currently in train, as in Canada (see Steve Jalsavac herein). Not to mention endless news stories of life-changing significance (especially for babes in the womb) that are suddenly not being covered.
After decades of accurately exposing the nefarious plans and goals of the instigators of global power grabs like that triggered in March 2020, Infowars' Alex Jones is convinced the globalists are trying to spark World War III to avert public attention from momentous developments. Not least the Biden-led collapse of the Democrats, as reflected in catastrophic polling data ahead of the November mid-term elections. (Their exploitation of the Covid scam to engineer their Big Steal testifies to their real psychopathy: viz., that no crime is too great or unthinkable to protect their interests.)
However, Jones suggests that the main ploy is to distract from crippling scandals likely to emerge from damning Covid 'vaccine' data that Pfizer desperately sought to keep secret for 75 years (a self-incriminating ploy in itself).
Finally released under court order, it will take time to sift through the mountain of information provided (still only a fraction of the entire data). Yet already it reveals that in the first three months of its rollout, from 1/12/20 to 28/2/21, Pfizer's experimental gene-therapy jab caused "adverse events" totalling 42,086, including 1,223 deaths.
These numbers are greater by orders of magnitude than the sorts of figures which saw traditional vaccines pulled off the market pre-Covid. And yet:
In spite of presumably having the data of the report available, on Aug. 21, 2021, acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D., gave a positive judgment on the risk/benefit analysis for the Pfizer vaccine, stating, “While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognise that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated.” This led to the formal FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine. [LifeSiteNews, 11/3/22]
The released data also shows additional countries reporting early adverse events, including the U.K., Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and 53 others. Their rollouts also continued regardless.
Underscoring the malice manifest in Pfizer's unsuccessful attempt to seal its data from prying public eyes for the best part of a century, it appears that they have redacted from the published report the number of jabs administered during the same period. This makes it impossible to establish the ratio of deaths and injuries to jabs given during the three months, and thus the enormity of the crime over and above that already established from available data.
Meanwhile, documents from the American department of Health and Human Services reveal further high crimes: such as the Biden administration paying billions to numerous media outlets to cover up vaccine injuries.
How might these perfidious goings-on impact Putin's perfidy?
Well, like all his enemies (including the newly acquired ones), the Russian President has paid his Davos dues by playing along with the grotesque Covid pantomime instead of calling out its instigators, chief among whom is his ally President Xi, who spread the virus around the world.
It speaks sinister volumes that Vladimir suddenly lost his bravado and fell in line with a global power grab at the service of the very Culture of Death and Depopulation he has regularly denounced. ("After all, we are all people, and we all want to live. Life is of absolute value," he repeated last October at Valdai, going on to laud family, procreation, and the value of adoption).
His toeing of the Covid party line reminds us that rather than the outsider he appears to be, he too is compromised by transnationalist institutions like the WHO (wholly corrupted by his Chinese ally), and the long arm of Davos and its transhumanist designs. Klaus Schwab himself has publicly placed Putin alongside Trudeau, Zelenskyy, Blair, Macron and other world leaders he boastfully claims to have moulded.
This adds yet another subterranean subtext to the Russian invasion: "something demonic," as Archbishop Kulbokas put it. For, beyond periodic nuclear threats there lies the constant threat: a world without God; the overarching aim of the NWO.
In one way or another, this Godless construct — which is refashioning the world in Satan's image to usher in the Antichrist — has entrapped every nation on earth, including and especially the two countries at the centre of this war, and those on the periphery, like Poland.
The personification of diabolically disoriented souls everywhere, Ukrainian MP Kira Rudik frankly admitted to Fox News that she and her compatriots were engaged in a war not so much to defeat Putin as to maintain the liberal global order the war threatened to disrupt:
"We have been fighting Putin for the last eight years... ; but right now it’s a critical time because we know that we not only fight for Ukraine, we fight for this New World Order for the democratic countries."
'Lambs to the digital slaughter,' Klaus Schwab surely chuckled as Miss Rudik bowed to his post-human project like all the rest.
Schwab and the cover of his book: released as part of the Covid coup.
(It's a Big Club ... and we ain't in it.)
Global predators and Ukraine
Since the invasion is all of a piece with the hellish totalitarian vision regularly articulated by Mr. Schwab, it is heartening that Dr Peter Breggin MD and his wife and co-author Ginger are now applying the lessons from COVID-19 and the Global Predators, their comprehensive investigation of the scam, to how the global elite are handling Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as part of the ongoing plan to enslave us. They are focusing on the guiding principles of the global predators as described in their closely documented, providential work, including these:
- The elite’s New World Order or Great Reset combines predatory capitalism with predatory progressivism in an enormously destructive assault on humanity’s well-being.
- The organisation of global predators manifests itself in their control of the world’s Health Empire in Covid-19 and the control of the Military Empire in Ukraine.
- The elite’s insatiable drive for increasing wealth.
- Their equally insatiable drive for increasing their power in the governance of humanity.
- Their requirement to weaken or destroy patriotic, freedom-loving constitutional democracies because they impede global governance.
- The elite’s indifference toward the suffering they cause, and
- the elites stated goal of reducing and even culling world population.
Dr. Breggin recently described how these principles illuminate the responses of the elite to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as Biden’s seeming failure in Afghanistan which, he explained, was a boondoggle for the elite, especially apropos armaments.
The seeming chance, bad judgment and thoughtless blunders surrounding the Ukrainian and Afghanistan disasters—much like the seeming chaos and stupidity surrounding Covid-19 measures — becomes understood as the inevitable result of how the elite goes about trying to exploit and subdue humankind.
A dense and tangled web!
We have moved far beyond the inhumanity introduced in the 1990s by the trashing of Catholic "just war" principles.
Back then, the introduction of Neocon concepts of "limited sovereignty" and "pre-emptive" wars — tortuously rationalised by profiteering NWO poodles like Tony Blair — effectively gave the War Party carte blanche to bomb anyone they didn't like, or wished to exploit, which they duly did with impunity starting with the Serbs (cf. "Brother Klaus Against the New World Order," Oct. 1999).
Sadly, it is no longer so relatively straightforward: a simple matter of Deep State double-standards depriving others from brandishing the same amoral argument to justify pre-emptive strikes against their chosen targets (a worrisome Ukraine neighbour, perhaps?).
As always, we will comprehend most of what is happening if we follow the money (as Mr. Blair's lucrative complicity recalls). We are also guided by indisputable facts such as Washington's persistent push for this war as for so many others.
Yet far more frightening, next-level global interests and agendas are now openly at play.
We must therefore stay alert as never before.
"Watch warily and realise that much of what you're seeing in the media, on social media, is designed to make you feel a certain way, adopt a certain position, and to inflame your senses," cautions Melissa MacKenzie, publisher of The American Spectator. "What is needed is cool, calculating, heat-lowering rhetoric and actions."
Amen to that. There are videos from Ukraine of people setting up film equipment, waiting for a crowd, then calling "Action!" as the crowd starts running towards the cameras. This becomes news footage to depict panicked hordes. Another scripted report for another inflammatory narrative.
So, let us hold on to our healthy scepticism, choose and check our sources of information carefully, exercise discernment and have the wisdom to see not just what we're told to look at but the whole picture.
And of course pray that the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart as urgently requested of the Pope by the Bishops of the Ukraine, and subsequently scheduled by Francis to take place on 25 March, will be performed in a manner sufficiently pleasing to Heaven to win the outpouring of grace so desperately needed.
The signs are good. Especially the Pope's intention, affirmed on 17 March, that "every bishop around the world" will join him in making the Consecration, as requested by Our Lady.
In any event, one already sees Divine grace at work in this ready response to the Ukraine Bishops by a Pope so hostile to Fatima that he once abruptly slapped down a positive enquiry about the Consecration by President Putin himself (— during an official November 2013 meeting in Rome, according to diplomatic channels accessed at the time by Fr Paul Kramer, who was also told that Putin took the sharp papal reaction as a "snub").
Thus, the mere fact of the Consecration, however imperfect, will at very least give pause to those who long ago dismissed Fatima as passé — done and dusted. As I wrote several years ago:
Benedict XVI declared before 500,000 pilgrims on 13 May 2010: "He who thinks that the prophetic mission of Fatima is concluded deceives himself." Indeed his own dramatic resignation just three years later seems inexplicably tied to the fulfilment of the Third Secret. Ditto the rise of his heretical successor, who, together with his cabal of infiltrators, has surely reignited the divine wrath we barely dodged in the 80s.
Back then — in an era shown by declassified documents to have been forever teetering on the brink of nuclear annihilation — we ducked our just desserts at the eleventh hour; thanks to the Rosary and the merciful allowance made by Almighty God for John Paul II's deficient consecrations (of "the world", not "Russia") to the Immaculate Heart. Performed on 7 June 1981, 13 May 1982, and 25 March 1984, they gave us the breakup of Soviet Communism, and bought us time.
Alas and perversely, Western peoples have used that divine reprieve to further ingest and spew forth Russia's "errors" — donning a Soviet-like PC straitjacket to oppress themselves and persecute others into the bargain.
And there's the rub for the suffering people of Ukraine who occupy our thoughts, prayers and offerings.
Ultimately, once their current nightmare is resolved and workaday life resumes, it is not Russia per se butthe nuclear fallout from Russia's "errors" which will live on to afflict them: not Vladimir Putin but Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Kira Rudik and all their reckless compatriots aligned with the body-and-soul destroying NWO whom they will have to face down.
Ironically, to fight that war they must first comprehend, then ever recall and heed the sober warning their brutal persecutor once offered to the uncomprehending, heedless, suicidal West:
“Beware of going where the Bolsheviks once planned to go."