Hitler never again!
Hitler also liked to pose with little girls to create a false impression.
Putin no longer poses with real people, they are all actors or security guards, sometimes pretending to be soldiers,
sometimes fishermen and sometimes worshipers (often the same people), to take some reported instances. So fake and cowardly!
The original letter regarding CNN News has been moved here
The New Hitler must be stopped
The people of Nazi Germany hardly did anything to stop Hitler at the time and other governments were guilty of making deals with this devil. This time round we must not let apathy and naivety govern our response. Continue reading >
We must speak up and communicate. Like we ourselves do against the new Hitler, all those that support him and other tyrannical leaders . Please help us spread our messages by sharing our website and/or by donating
Nations must not continue engaging with Russia, as if this aggression were acceptable, in this day and age. Russia should be designated as a state supporter of terrorism
Nations must not continue to do business with Russia and thus finance its war effort, the total devastation of Ukraine step by step and the genocide of its people and culture
Nations must condemn the forced relocation of nearly 2 million people from Ukraine to Siberia, mostly women and children and the subsequent sham referendums
Nations must recognize the similarities that Putin's regime has with that of Nazi Germany
Nations must provide all the equipment including advanced weapons that Ukraine needs to defend itself and recapture lost territory
If anyone is about to use a nuclear weapon that person must be stopped by any means! If he is overthrown we must make sure that whoever replaces him is not worse!
We the people must do what we can do to pressure our governments and those of other nations to do the right things
Not to do these things makes us as bad as the otherwise nice people of Nazi Germany
Waiting for Putler to built the Great Modern Army
History will judge us for foolishly waiting; for allowing the needless suffering and genocide to go on in Ukraine. This applies to the Politicians around the world who did nothing or too little. It also applies to ordinary people who just kept going about their normal life and pretended it was not their concern. But we will pay a heavy price. Beating Putler now would cost a fraction of what it will cost to restrain him later.
All the signs are there. No amount of wishful thinking will better the situation. It is irresponsible to bury one's head in the sand. Russian politicians are already saying that Berlin and London are legitimate targets and Putin has said he wants to modernize and build a multi million peoples army. Russia needs to be pushed out of Ukraine now, using vastly more resources than Ukraine is currently getting. Otherwise Putler will be emboldened and the whole world will be placed in danger.
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Zelensky is in a tough spot having to be polite to the politicians around the world.
We must speak up and communicate. Like we ourselves do against the new Hitler, all those that support him and other tyrannical leaders . Putler is financially supporting a huge network of disinformation while at the same time trying to put a lid on legitimate news within Russia and around the world. Please help us spread our messages by sharing our website and/or by donating Part of our campaign is directed at Russians who are now living abroad but who communicate to the people back home.
Russians should not be allowed to compete in the Paris Olympics. This is the right thing to do to send a strong message to Putin and the people of Russia that they can not be welcomed while they invade an independent country.
Ministries and organizations need to be set up to solely deal with this grave situation that is threating us all. Processes must be put in place to make boycotts effective and not merely a show of seeming to be doing something.
Russia has probably asked their tyrannical friends to help divert attention from Ukraine. So we must not loose our focus even though Iran, North Korea and China are also stirring up problems.
Wake up world, before it is too late!
We offer our condolences to the people of Turkey and Syria who just lost more than 50 000 people in an earthquake. At the same time we remind people that more than 200 000 people have died in Ukraine (from both sides, the Ukrainian soldiers and Russian soldiers that are forced to participate in this war). It is not a natural calamity, but it is not what the people want, except one man. This one man, Putler is guilty of all this and the people that keep doing business with him like Erdogan are accomplices in crime.
We should also be aware that Erdogan is partly responsible for how susceptible Turkey was to the well known effects of the inevitable strong earthquake. Erdogan has been busy of power playing and lining his own pockets, while at the same time ignoring the interest of the Turkish people. He has acted irrationally, ignored economic principles and impoverished Turkey. An impoverished country can not realistically aim to build high rises in earthquake regions. However if they are dead set on doing so they need to set the right standards so that buildings are earthquake proof, with inspectors and all. But inspectors can be bribed and when there is no government to lead the way in doing things honestly how is it possible to expect honesty lower down the chain or from businesses?
UPDATE! It is now clear (13 Feb 2023) that Erdogan actually did the opposite to what he should have done. Videos have now re-surfaced where he boasts of having facilitated a convenient way for builders to ignore building codes in exchange for small fines and probably not so small bribes (based on our understanding on how Erdogan works). It is now feared that like his tyrannical friends he may try to avoid losing the upcoming elections by any means, initially by postponing the elections.
Erdogan the double-faced scoundrel
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While Italy seizes Putin's superyacht, Erdogan apparently allows him to build a new one in Turkey. Very secretly in new facilities kept secure by thugs.
Turkey should control the Black Sea and not Russia. Turkey is helping prop up the regime that actually poses the greatest threat to its own security. On the 24th of January two Turkish ships were hit by a Russian attack in the port of Kherson. Erdogan is beginning to look as the submissive, politically incorrect Modi (the Indian prime minister), that seceded vast areas of land to China in the Himalayas. Holding off Sweden's and Finland's bids to join NATO; Turkey is looking more and more like a puppet regime for Russia; like Belarus which is now at the mercy of Russia. Erdogan can not possibly win this years elections, so also like Belarus he is likely to engage in a massive election fraud.
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On the one hand Erdogan's Turkey supports Ukraine which we are grateful for, but on the other hand he is helping Russia (and other evil states like Iran) by not only continuing to do business with them but expending business and looking for new ventures with Russia and other outcast regimes. Countries such as Germany are also to blame for bypassing sanctions by way of Turkey.
It is time for Turkeys men and women to stand up to the man that most of them really hate. This time round it is not some people who want to overthrow Erdogan that should be prosecuted but anyone that will prevent the upcoming elections from being fair and free. People should also be aware of Erdogan trying to bribe them with short term gains and mere mirages of a future that will never be under Erdogan. Without Erdogan and his crazy policies Turkey is well placed to prosper.
An example of a mirage Erdogan is creating is the electric SUV vehicle he is having built at taxpayers expense. It is not the type of car that would be the most useful for Turkey and it would make much more sense if it was a commercial venture that had some hope of coming out positive or are the poverty striven Turks perfectly happy to subsidize the production of a vehicle that could only benefit, if it benefits anyone at all, those that have more money? Even those that have more money would be hard pressed to buy an electric vehicle without the proper charging stations network, or is Erdogan also going to built that with tax payers money?
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If you are a company who has only been paying lip service to boycotting Russia. Your company will be judged for decades to come. To continue doing business' with Russia is a bigger mistake than continuing with Kanye West :o
If you are a Russians man get out before you will be drawn into the big army Putin wants to build. He has said it, (that he wants to build an army of several million) so how stupid is it to wait to be called upon to shoot and terrorize your relatives in Ukraine and ultimately die for something you do not believe in.
If you are a foreign national get out of Russia now. It will become increasingly dangerous to stay. Putler has already shown that he is willing to send unwilling people to the front lines, convicts, Russian minorities and why not foreigners. The man stops at nothing.
Thanks to the fooled convicts who were sent as canon fodder to the front lines Putler has much more space in prisons to host and in effect hold hostage foreigners on trumped-up or cranked-up charges. His readiness to do that was shown in the case of Brittney Griner. Putters method of holding hostages en masse is demonstrated by the hundred of thousands of Ukrainian children and women he has forcibly sent to Siberia after stripping them of their mobile phones etc. He has tried to make it harder for Jews to leave the country and at the same time made their life increasingly difficult within Russia. Expect nothing less, so get out while you can.
Russia can not expect to be so to speak isolated from the war. When the Russians continue to terrorize Ukraine expect terror to arrive in Russia. Putin has been shown to carry out false flag operations. So whoever will be behind the attacks, Putler himself, the Ukrainians or dissidents within Russia it will not be so nice.
In desperation Putin might do something unthinkable in which case all restraints might be lifted against him and all those around him, including regions of Russia.
Puti-puti-puti our endearing name for the chicken terminator (Photo by the author of this article)
The serial killer Putler and the oli-chickens
Putin behaves like a serial killer in a bad horror movie, apparently killing people right, left and center and leaving his signature behind, the tell tail methods of execution which range from throwing people out of windows, using chemical agents to freezing the sick and vulnerable to death (yes make not mistake about it that is what is happening), by taking out Ukraine's electric infrastructure using very expensive missiles. Meanwhile the oligarchy does nothing to stop him and allows him to kill them off one by one wherever they are in the world. Continue reading >
These good for nothing oligarchist were happy to install their ultra corrupt puppet Putin so they could plunder Russia's resources and ex-state enterprises as well as exercise their oligopoly power. But their plans went horribly wrong when the puppet grew greedy and senile as the years passed by. Now these same oligarchist just run around like chicken waiting for their heads to be chopped off. What a sorry bunch! Not only do they let Putin get away with mass murder, with genocide of the Ukraine people, but also they allow him to send the Russian forces to their deaths, to deplete Russia of missiles, rob Russia of a decent future and patiently wait until it is their turn to be slaughtered.
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Why the war in Ukraine continues even though it is obvious Russia will loose. It is time to end the suffering!
Russia is loosing on the battlefront but it thinks it can survive internationally. The countries that contribute to Russia's illusion are responsible for the prolongation of the war. This includes China, India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Israel, Brazil, Egypt, South America and Germany. Continue reading >
To keep this war going is a crime against humanity.
Countries are tired of being bullied around. The United States has certainly done their share of bullying. But trading in one bully for some worse bullies' is counterproductive. To embrace some world order that is lead by the worst bullies' of them all, like Russia and China is simply crazy. I am talking about countries that are taking part in the Schanghai Cooperation Organisation SCO and BRICS.
To engage with Russia directly or through these organizations is a crime against humanity. It gives Putin the illusion that Russia can engage in genocide and expansionism and still be accepted in part of the world, which in turn encourages Putin to continue and has real dire consequences for the people of Ukraine. By continuing to engage with Russia the countries in question are responsible for the prolongation of the war.
Other countries are also responsible. Israel for not standing up to a Hitler like personality. Germany and other countries for increasing trade with Russia and giving too little military support (after almost a year Germany finally announced they would give 50 tanks, but how long will this take another year?) Saudi Arabia for admiring the ruthlessness of Putler and working with him through OPEC+. Turkey by not limiting enough Russian shipping, engaging in various cooperation initiative and by being slow to approve Sweden's and Finland's accession to NATO.
Let's end this war by stepping up the pressure on Russia, by ceasing to engage with Russia and by redefining what Ukraine can do to defend itself. Secure Ukraine's airspace and take out targets (especially missile launching sites and ships) in the Black Sea, Belarus and Russia itself and take out that Crimea bridge once and for all.
The prisoner exchange between the new Hitler's Russia and the US was a horrible mistake
How many lives is Brittney Griner worth? Whether it will turn out to be one thousand or hundred thousand, the price is too high. Continue reading >
Make no qualms about it the Putin administration did not want the Russian arms trader Viktor Bout because they care for him as a person (as CNN suggested), but because they need his expertise. It is already clear that Russia is scouring the world to get more weapons from around the world. Russia has even attempted to buy western weapon factories. They obviously need the help of an experienced arms smuggler who is able to bypass international sanctions and establish secret routes for weapons and the money or other goods used to pay for the weapons. These weapons will then be used in the war with Ukraine, which targets the innocent people and their possessions, including cultural sites, schools and hospitals. We doubt that the fans of Brittney Griner would want so many people to suffer. Brittney's heavy sentence amounts to kidnapping. If we make a deal with the kidnappers it will only lead to more kidnappings. By such unjust handling of foreigners in Russia, Russia is hurting itself, no one from the west in his right mind will visit Russia which means that their tourism industry is dead. We should respond by severely restricting Russian tourists from visiting the west as Finland has already done while keeping the path open for Russians that oppose the war and are fleeing from the régime. Once again it is Germany that is standing in the way of righteousness by opposing European wide restrictions on Russian tourists.
Viktor Bout the arms dealer is responsible for deaths of a lot of people around the world, including Americans. Americans risked their life's to apprehend him and the US releases him because it looks good to get Brittney Griner back. This will only lead to more kidnapping by Russia and will increase their supply of weapons which will be used to kill men, women and children.
Has the bulk of the western media and the Biden administration totally lost it. Are they not able to see Putin for what he is, a reckless man that does not care for others. He does not care for the people of Ukraine; he does not care for the 100 000 of his own soldiers he has sent to death at the front lines; he does not care for the Russian people; he does not care for his ex friends he allegedly has thrown out of windows of high rise buildings; and he certainly does not care about Viktor Bout except to use him to get more weapons to kill innocent people. Putin only cares about himself.
It is also a pity that countries that do not do enough to support Ukraine get a photo opportunity for the small part they play in facilitating these prisoner exchange, as if they were doing something useful when they are not.
USA is doing more than other countries to help Ukraine but could be doing much more; In advance weapon support, by enforcing a world wide oil boycott and/or lowering the ceiling price that is now being applied to Russian oil.
Abandoned cargo plane by the weapon smuggler
Elon Musk The Almighty
The 500 Billion Loser (the combined loss he made for himself and his investors)
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(UPDATE some well known news organizations have picked up with a similar story)
It is incredible how much entertainment Elon Musk is providing for the world. What he does and says is hilarious but the problem is that at the same time it is sad and it is damaging to the world and the people who believed in him, including himself.
How can a seemingly normal but eccentric man go so fast downhill? We suspect it is his lack of sleep. He has admitted that he only sleeps about 6 hours per night. This may not be enough. The body needs sleep to fix DNA errors and the brain needs to do some repair and generate new neural connections in ones sleep.
Although this page is not about Elon Musk but the bigger threats to the world posed by Putin and Xi, we include our criticism of Musk here because he is part of our concern with people that have too much power and because he kind of supports these evil men. It is not good when too much power lands in the hands of certain individuals who through a combination of greed and/or misjudgment threaten the wellbeing of the world. It is clear that Putin, Xi and Musk have too much control over the worlds resources and that they misuse this power to the extreme.
One of Musk's latest blunder is his threat to Twitter employees that if they share any information from inside the company, they will get an immediate legal response. A mighty threat to a normal employee who does not have the legal resources that Musk has access too. Around the same time Musk has leaked information about previous conversations / communications by Twitter employees that they did not expect to be made public, information about the case of Hunter Biden's Laptop. Highly inappropriate behavior from a boss of a company. A boss of a company should not go after his own companies present or past employees. It is simply not done. But he does it as if it was a game.
Like a child he now reverts to the same rhetoric against anyone who dares not to agree with him. He is absurdly connecting people and committees with pedophilia that are not pedophiles. He also did this some years ago when a heroic diver who saved some Thailand teenagers trapped in a underwater cave system said that Elon Musk's mini-submarine would be of no use. A court made a judgement against Musk in that case. But Elon does not seem to have any moral obligation not to go down that path again. He has only adapted his tactics so he would not lose in a court of law, but sadly, he is able to cast doubt on innocent peoples characters. What he does not realize is that he is making himself look ridiculous and nasty!
Musk pretends to be a champion of free speech but at the same time he is shutting up his own employees. By the way there are many that think he himself should shut up, including the employees of SpaceX, investors in Tesla, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Ukrainian and Taiwanese governments. SpaceX employees thought that Musk's statements were an embarrassment. They were like embarrassed working for that company. The response from the champion of free speech was to fire them. He disagreed with SEC who wanted to restrict his over-hyping of Tesla. His response was to take the case to the supreme court, where he lost. He has hyped Tesla to the point that people have made what seems to be very bad investment judgements. Indeed in the year to date Tesla has lost 733 billion off it's total valuation.
Whatever the loss that the 44 billion acquisition of Twitter will entail it will just be a fraction of what is being lost in the capitalization of Elon Musk's other companies. This is real money being lost by real people. The 13 billion loans that some mislead bankers lent into the purchase of Twitter is probably lost. Bankers need to be careful not to let good money follow bad money. They should not lend Tesla to acquire Mercedes for example. Anybody who can stop such deals, including regulators should exercise that power. Because recent blunder after blunder by Musk is not compensated by his earlier successes.
The overvaluation of Tesla was not a success story but hype that borders on the criminal. It made no sense that one Auto maker should be valued more than all the others put together. Unlike SpaceX, making an electric auto is no rocket science. Iindeed much of Europe's fundamental technology in this field comes from just one man. VW, BMW, Mercedes are all now making outstanding electric vehicles. Tesla's early success came because it had a higher end car that they were able to duplicate in a mass produced version, before other automakers were ready. Tesla had it's original wow effect; it's time of fame. Now this wow effect is diminishing. One factor that makes Tesla less interesting is that the so called "full self driving" is not included any more and needs to be purchased separately for something like 10000 dollars. People are no longer standing in awe. It is not just Elon Musk's fault, but he should have seen it coming. Politicians have been hyping up electric vehicles without properly factoring in the true environmental costs. Tesla keeps it's environmental issues a secret (again something from the so called free speech champion) and as far as we can gather does not have the Nasdaq green designation. (Electric vehicles with a shorter range may be able to demonstrate a positive CO2 balance earlier than long range electric vehicles like Tesla, but they are probably not any better because a short range that keeps getting shorter will result in these cars being disposed of earlier.) For some time Elon did some more environmental damage with his past support for crypto currencies which has not faded enough.
In retrospect many of the things that Musk has said can be compared to what Sam Bankman-Fried was saying before the collapse of FTX. It was like I am so good, I only have an old car and I want to give away all my wealth at the same time he was living luxuriously in the Bahamas and was donating money to politicians who would support the Ponzi scam that crypto is and apparently taking advantage of his own customers by making so called financial bets against them. Likewise, Elon was voicing his opinion against the dangers of artificial intelligence while at the same time he has apparently been pressuring his employees at Neuralink to work under so much pressure that they should imagine having a gun pointing to their heads. Just to mention one of his countless contradictions.
There are two big signs that show things are turning seriously sour for Elon. Tesla's shares keep dropping and he is now being booed at when making public appearances.
We suppose the investors are so worried that they have asked him to step down as CEO. He responded with one of his surveys which actually do not reflect anything but his own followers wishes. Even his own followers want him to resign but we suspect that most people who are not his followers also. But it is not enough to step down as CEO. He has to sell of his shares for a fraction of what he paid for it, unless he is content with loosing his entire 31 billion.
UPDATE: In early 2023 shares in Tesla have gone somewhat back up. We think there is over enthusiasm and that other auto makers are posed to provide stiff competition when it comes to design innovation and design of new electric vehicles. Investment money for Tesla's expansion should be harder to come by if bankers take note of the reckless way their investment in Twitter has played out. We are seeing desperate attempts to push up Tesla's stock, for example George Sores was mentioned as having invested but it was just a few millions which for him is peanuts and does not indicate at all his approval. We are also seeing Elon Musk congratulate himself for saving Twitter, whereas we think if he had shown some tact he could have done much better.
There is so much polarization going on these days especially in America. We are not writing this because we are left wing, we are not. We are writing this because this man and these men are hurting a lot of people and one should not just sit idly by while injustice is taking place.
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A Russian military commander Alexander Khodakovsky suggested that the war in Ukraine can not be won by Russia without nuclear weapons
He is wrong because with nuclear weapons Russia would also lose and indeed the Russian scoundrels would loose everything fast. All the scoundrels would be hunted down wherever they are, starting with Putin himself. Is he already in Venezuela? Continue reading >
In recent days (this is written mid December) Putin has been cancelling meetings and celebrations left, right and center. Perhaps he has already left Russia to retire in Venezuela or he has already been killed or hospitalized. Maybe his doubles are not deemed good enough to replace him for the events he has cancelled.
Alexander Khodakovsky himself would also be hunted down.
There is no way that the world will let these people live if they commit a nuclear catastrophe. Preemptive measures should not involve nuclear weapons but to hunt down these people before they destroy the world. Maybe Putin knows this and is therefore in hiding or he is hiding from his own people to whom he has brought so much misfortune.
If Belarus joins the war then let's take the opportunity to free Belarus from oppression
At the very least do not let them wage war from a glass house. Attack all their military infrastructure before they know what is happening. Continue reading >
Ukraine can not be expected to defend it self from the armies of two countries with both of these countries enjoying some kind of save haven status for their own ground.
Elon Musk is NOT for free speech
You can not or rather should not pretend to uphold the label of free speech when you are the antipodes of free speach
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Elon, you are guilty of siding with the most repressive regimes in the world; Russia and China.
You are making a platform that used to be regarded as mostly impartial into a platform that is favored by people who share your opinions and the propaganda of people who knowingly or unwittingly peddle lies.
You are right in that there was too much censorship. Powerful industries were able to oppose the free flow of information and opinions.
But you are completely lacking in tact and anybody who follows what you are doing can immediately see that you are not for free speech.
Your talk of free speech is analogues to Putin banning misinformation about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He was not banning misinformation but true information. You are not elevating the platform to a platform of free speech but to a platform of misinformation or rather a platform where it is harder to tell the difference.
Free speech is not just about being allowed to send a message using a particular platform but ultimately about being heard. Your proposal to let more people on the platform (and at the same time diluting its integrity) and having them pay for the privilege of being verified and yet face the possibility of being shadow banned based on your haphazard definitions, is not free speech.
The price of being verified is about US$100 per year. That is a lot of money for just one service on the Internet. For comparison that is more than double the amount that people in the US spend on a TV set amortized over a 10 year period. In the rest of the world it is many times more than what people pay for a TV set. In India it is more like 8 times what people would spend on a TV set. For ordinary people such spending is not frivolous. People will find it hard to justify paying this amount to one of the worlds richest men. Some people had elevated you to some kind of a God, but when they come to regard you as a little Devil in disguise your empire may collapse.
Traditional media is too polarized. Fox, Murdoch and Co and some right wing freaks on one side and the rest of the media on the other side. Neither acknowledging the merit of alternative views. You are not doing the right any favor by tilting the user base to the right. The right needs to influence left wing users to gain a majority. When you with your silly comments and conspiracy theories such as those involving Hunter Biden's laptop, alienate those of Twitter users that lean to the left causing them to abandon the platform, then you are in fact making Twitter a useless tool for the right. For the right can not use Twitter to influence centerish or left leaning users once the latter have left the platform. So you are destroying Twitter and leaving behind something as useful as Parler or Truth Social.
Similarly by being undermanned you are undermining free speech. The tweets of Chinese people who would like raise the world awareness to the brutality of ZERO-COVID and anti-free speech measures by the Chinese government are not getting through because the Chinese government is able to employ unregulated bots to drown out those messages. Because Twitter no longer has the technical ability and manpower to detect and neutralize those bots.
How can you pretend to be all for free speech after taking on the role of being the spokesperson for the most authoritarian and anti free speech regimes of the world? Last summer you proposed, that the effectively free country of Taiwan, should become a special administrative zone for China. Did you not see what they did to free speech in Hong Kong? Or are you just thinking of your business interests?
Just before you made this anti-free speech proposal for Taiwan, you suggested that Ukraine should allow the king of anti-free speech Putler to be given time to regroup and rebuild his military for a future invasion while Ukraine got rid of its weapons. Well you did not say exactly that but that is what your proposal would entail.
Putin takes free speech so seriously that he is suspected of having people fly out of high rise buildings and he is known to use chemical weapon-grade material to try to poison the people whose speech he does not like.
China's Xi is at the very moment this is written devising a strategy to stamp out a peaceful campaign by the Chinese people protesting against extreme COVID-19 measures and the lack of free speech simply by holding up blank pieces of white pater. When peacefully holding a blank sheet of white paper is considered too much free speech by a regime; you the dear reader can understand why we strongly oppose someone like Elon Musk calling himself an advocate of free speech. Someone who has recently proposed that the very same regime should extend their control over more people. Subjecting the free people of Taiwan to Chinese tyranny.
Why should people trust you to be for free-speech for real when you make proposals favored by the most anti-free speech regimes in the world?
Why should people expect you to keep misinformation under control, when you yourself often spread misinformation and when you have fired most of the people who were supposed to help with content moderation? To get rockets into space you needed rocket scientists, but to communicate with the media, you don't need anybody; is that how you think? It is understandable that you need to save on monthly spending but wouldn't a more thought out plan have been wiser? To build goodwill with users, employees and advertisers? Taking one step forward and 10 steps back, does not bring you forward.
Apple may be about to ban Twitter from the Apple Store and a Google Play Store ban may follow. Elon, you have threatened to make your own phone if this happens. LG (Life is Good), the South Korean manufacturer made great phones at a loss of US$4Billion before they gave up. Maybe you will succeed. Maybe it will be as good for Twits as Kindle is for reading books.
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Senseless mining causes real suffering and should be a crime
This applies to both the crypto mining sham and gold and precious metal mining
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In a separate section on this website we talk about the economic and environmental nonsense crypto currencies are. We also talk about gold mining not being much better.
Here we are going to talk about how this mining contributes to people being subject to cold even freezing conditions in their homes.
Cryptomining uses up a lot of energy without giving anything back except profits to short term players. Those that hold on to cryptocurrency are likely to loose everything. See article. World wide crypto mining is said to use as much energy as the whole country of Portugal.
Using up any energy is bad for the environment. Even if that energy is green energy as it displaces the substitution for some other industry into green energy and thus sustains and increases carbon based fuel consumption with the associated CO2 emissions and global warming.
The war in Ukraine has put an upward pressure on energy prices making it hard for some people to cover their bills. Crypto mining by increasing the demand for energy leads to higher energy prices which causes real human suffering.
People in various countries are feeling the brunt of the energy crises that is made worse by mining. Poor people suffer disproportionally. Some people are literally freezing and others are being forced to keep their houses colder than is comfortable and at temperatures that makes them more prone to disease and disease induced death. People who have been deprived by extreme COVID measures are now facing further restrictions. Some sport facilities, especially swimming pools are closing early or are being kept closed. The high energy prices help fuel (in this case meaning finance) Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
So for these three reasons everything crypto should be stopped:
The investors will loose everything anyway as crypto is based on no real value and is rather useless. The way normal currencies are managed makes them problematic too but at least they serve some useful purpose
Crypto mining is bad for the environment and without the mining component there is no one to take care of the blockchain. So the whole concept is faulty
Crypto is bad for the economy; for people who are trying to have ends meet and thus causes real human suffering
Just like crypto mining, mining to fulfill some currency standard or reserves is a waste of effort and energy and is thus almost as undesirable as crypto mining
Gold or some other metals that are kept in vaults or warehouses do not serve any useful purpose.
It can be argued that they are a store of value, which to some extent is true but if a large chunk of this store of value were to be brought to the market at once it would prove to be not such a good store of value.
Crypto has been subject to break-ins, theft and misrepresentation. This also happens in the metal world. Putin and his associates are said to be stealing gold and diamonds from Mali. Some banks paid out loans based on some copper reserves that where supposedly being kept in bonded-warehouses in China only to discover that all the copper was not there.
For Putin as a criminal, gold will prove to be useful when he eventually flees to Venezuela as per reports about his preparations to resettle as he looses the war in Ukraine. But we should not be mining gold for the convenience of criminals.
The group of countries that have been referred to as BRICS is being expanded mostly by bad actor countries like China, Iran and Egypt. This group and also the group of countries that are members of The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are talking about creating currencies that are backed by metals to some degree. This is a crazy idea that was abandoned a long time ago when the gold standard was abandoned for the US dollar. It is as clever as Mr. Xi zero-COVID policy.
There are players in the metal market that can play the market much better than you and me and better than even governments.
So for these similar reasons useless metal mining should be stopped:
Unnecessary, often open cast mining, causes environmental scars and pollution
Normal mining uses enormous amount of energy just like Crypto with the same environmental CO2 problems. To get one to four grams of gold a ton needs to be mined on average
Gold that is kept in vaults does not create any real value for people as opposed to the little gold we need for jewelry
Sometimes in the future when these new metal standards will be abandoned the market will be flooded with unwanted metals that will be worth less then the cost of originally mining them
The Rightly Paranoids and the Pathological Liars
With the assassination of the Belarussian foreign minister the ante has been stepped up
Whoever is responsible, Putin himself (which is thought to be most likely), the Wagner group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, Aleksandr Lukashenko the president of Belarus, Sergey Lavrov the Russian foreign minister or the Belarus opposition, the fact is that they may all end up killing each other.
On another note always Crying Wolf could get Russia into deep trouble and ultimately start World War III. It nearly happened mid November.
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Aleksandr Lukashenko appears to be the most worried that he too will be assassinated. In spite of saying that there is no reason to believe that the Belarus foreign minister's (Vladimir Makei) death was caused by foul play, Lukashenko has replaced all his personal staff. But whom can he trust. Maybe the new staff poise a greater danger.
Yevgeny Prigozhin (the ugly face of state-sponsored terrorism) had a Wagner Group deserter killed on video with a sledge hammer. He then sent that sledge hammer in a violin case to the European Parliament which just designated Russia as a terrorist state. What an appropriate confirmation and how stupid. Putin, Sergey and Aleksandr should fear this guy and take away his power before he takes them out with his private army.
Sergey Lavrov (the foreign spokesperson for the terrorist state of Russia) was due to meet with the Belarus foreign minister the week after; he promptly canceled his trip. Maybe it is his state that was responsible for Makei's death. He should fear a reprisal and like all Putin's friends, he should fear that Putin may eventually turn against him or have him killed just in case.
Putin is rightly paranoid for he is at risk of being killed wherever he goes. Someone that threatens to use nuclear weapons should at least be put into custody or put in an asylum. He is so far responsible for the death of 100s of thousands of soldiers and for disturbing the life, if not ruining the lives of countless others. This naturally creates a lot of enemies for him and for sure he is not welcome anywhere. His ex-friends and enemies may also not be too pleased about his apparent assassination campaigns and maybe, just maybe someone will instead of stepping in line actually give Putin a taste of his own medicine. It was therefore a wise decision to avoid the G20 summit. Look at what lousy companionship he had instead. While the G20 was taking place, he was talking to the one of the most hated (from his own people) presidents in the world, Iranian President Raisi who goes about ordering the killings of school girls!
Putin sent the pathological liar, Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, to the G20 meeting in his place. He is so despised that the group preferred no group photo rather than to be pictured with him. No one in their right mind believes that guy. Indeed Lavrov inadvertently provided further proof that he is a pathological liar by denying that he was taken to the hospital right from the hospital itself which can be proven by the photographs taken. It is not just Lavrov himself that is a liar but the whole Russian regime.
When the regime does something wrong it, such as poisoning, with a chemical weapon agent, an ex-spy released in a prisoner exchange, they lie. In that case they said the sturdy build contract killers were there merely to look at a famous church in the middle of England. Or when they downed a commercial airline, the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which has been proved by the Netherlanders to have been by Russian forces. Or when they deny all the war crimes they are committing in Ukraine.
This is analogous to crying wolf when there is none. In case a wolf would appear no one would believe them.
It is a dangerous game to play, because they are likely to be blamed even if it was not them.
The latest example nearly brought NATO directly into the war as missiles hit Poland. Those missiles may have originated from Russia or may have been missiles that Ukraine shot up to hit incoming missiles from Russia. Russia frequently flies its missiles along the borders. Russia has been given a 2nd chance. But one day its luck will run out, just as in the story of Crying Wolf.
Who is the puppet of who?
Elon Musk in deep shit
When it is about attracting some overzealous investors his personality may be an asset. But when it comes to retaining a broad spectrum of Twitter users his unwitting statements may be an enormous liability. Example of such unwitting statements were his recent statements that got the approval of the most ruthless regimes in the world, when it comes to freedoms of expression, those of Putler and Xi.
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Elon Musk is having trouble with Twitter as both advertisers and users are leaving the platform after his purchase of Twitter was completed.
UPDATE: Elon's Musk misjudgment has no limits. Irrespective of whether it is good advice or not, it is insane to piss off a huge portion of Twitters users, with the recommendation, in the runup to the US midterm elections that the voters should vote Republican.
His invitation to former president Trump may make some sense from a freedom of speech viewpoint but it does not appear to make any business sense. It is clear that Trump undermined the 2020 presidential elections democratic processes. It is therefore understandable that for businesses that want to demonstrate some corporate responsibility that the decision to invite Trump back is counterintuitive to the goal of luring them back.
Similarly for Twitter users who were already thinking of leaving the platform and who are strongly pro democratic or pro Democrat this decision may tip the balance towards leaving the platform.
It was wrong for Ye (Kanye West) to group all Jews as being as bad as the people who have double crossed him and his choice of words. But if anybody has the right to wear tee-shirts with the words "White Lives Matter" it is a successful black businessman. It is the interpretation of those words as countering "Black Lives Matter" that is offensive and not just the words themselves and I am sure Ye thinks that both white and black lives matter and anybody who puts a thought into it would agree upon that interpretation. Ye was severely punished for his misjudgments, so in contrast to Mr. Trump (who continues to threaten the US democratic processes) allowing Ye back was the right decision.
There is no reason to rejoice in Elon Musk's proposal of effectively shadow banning people (he calls it restricting peoples freedom of REACH). Will he restrict the reach of people whos opinions he does not agree with for example the Democrats? Because a shadow ban is not so obvious and because unfair discriminatory practices maybe hidden deep inside program algorithms it may actually make Twitter less open to different opinions. Elon Musk may feel like he is helping humanity but if that means boosting his own often radical opinions and de-boosting the opinions he does not agree with, than that is not helping the world.
The excessive power that people with extraordinary resources (through their own money or through the control of money which ultimately is not theirs) is deeply problematic for the world. These include:
Bill Gates (He had so much power that he could control the direction of most of the discourse and the research on COVID-19, even institutions like the United Nations and Harvard University effectively lost their voice with dire consequences for mankind)
Putin (Would not be able to carry on a genocidal war without the money coming from Oil)
Xi (Who who controls the taxes, every move and would like to control every thought of the nearly 1 and a half billion Chinese people is set to repeat Putin's mistakes)
MBS (His regime would not be able to get away with murder if he did not control the Oil resources of Saudi Arabia)
Erdogan (Who robs his people with corruption and economic policies that are actually designed to rob them too)
It is unreasonable to expect that everyone will share his vision and when not they may very well vote with their feet.
Mr. Musk. It is a nice to say that you want to enable a platform that cherishes free speech. But related to free speech is the freedom of choice and a lot of people may not like what you are doing and/or be associated with what you do.
People may question why you decided to take over the Twitter platform. Was it to give yourself a greater voice? And do people like what you are saying? The new Hitlers (Putin and Xi) like what you said recently. You may be helping Ukraine a lot but what you said (see the article below) was not good for Ukraine or Taiwan (The good you do for Ukraine I personally also question as I find it very expensive that some other donors helping Ukraine may be paying up to US$ 4500 per dish per month for a Starlink Internet connection, including possibly the Pentagon in the future and wonder if you are or you are going to make a profit from it all in the end). Do people find it appropriate that someone in your position as the owner and CEO of a big social platform speaks so carelessly? The nice thing about the platform is that people can speak spontaneously but when your words have such a sway people expect more thoughtfulness than you are known for.
Do people sympathize with someone who fires people so indiscriminately? Most businesses can be taken over and often made to show a greater short term profit by letting go of people. But is it fair? Is it fair to the people who have stuck with a company for some time and have given their effort to be suddenly let go because you have a different vision that might not even work out? Is it fair to the people who are left on the job with a greater work load and the possibility of burnout? Do ordinary people see themselves possibly in the same situation and therefore simply not willing to participate in your efforts and hence leave the platform?
It is clear that there is a lot of misinformation being spread and also opinions being suppressed that should be allowed to be heard. But there is no particular reason why people should trust that you will come up with the right magic formula when it comes to content moderation. No wonder that people are already leaving the platform when you unwittingly acted as a spokes persons for the most vicious censor wielding regimes in the world. Namely, Russia by suggesting they retain some land that does not belong to them and China when you suggested they have more control over Taiwan which is in effect an independent country.
It is also not trustworthy when your co-investor has profited from cybercurrency which according to economic law and environmental concerns should not hold any value at all and should be labeled as a Ponzi scheme. Responsible big players on the Internet do not want to be and should not be associated with such a house of cards that cybercurrencies are.
Another source of finance for Elon Musk is Saudi Arabia, which has sentenced people for up to 16 years in prison for using twitter. How absurd and how gloriously lacking in judgement can Elon Musk be?
Are you threatening advertisers who abandon, at least temporarily, the platform? Threats will only add insult to injury.
It boils down to Goodwill. Goodwill is what you need from the user community and the advertisers. If you work against Goodwill you will loose.
It may not be all your fault. Platform fatigue may play a role. What is life all about? Is life a game? Is your life measured in the number of followers you have? Aren't other things more important such as real exchange with people. Do followers really observe the posts of the people they follow? Some people may simply use this opportunity to leave the platform and get a life. Neither you nor Mark Zuckerberg can force people to take part in their vision. Mark Zuckerberg vision of having us living in some kind of virtual reality does not appeal to the vast majority of people.
Rank positions for Internet platforms and tools are volatile. E.g. Netscape, Yahoo, MSN messenger, Irc, Skype and soon Facebook. The same is likely to apply to Twitter. You have been lucky so far. Tesla is valued way more than other car manufactures. But is it really worth it? It is not so hard to make an electric vehicle (and like Apple did in the past you have come up with good models). However other manufacturer are now coming out with great models.
The environmental friendliness of Electric vehicles is also in doubt. Tesla is not even considered a green stock. Is it possible that the future promises to cease production of combustion engine vehicles will be reversed by the politicians who will be in power closer to the time of the expected cease in production?
Do we really want to tie our opinions with our finances? If you tweet the wrong thing do you really want your funds to be frozen. Elon Musk's former company PayPal has already been used to freeze payments to the protesting truckers in Canada and has inserted statements allowing them to debit directly accounts with penalties based on the expression of opinions.
Should the richest people have such a disproportionate effect on meanings, whether it is you, Bill Gates or anyone else?
Are we allowed to criticize you? Or are some more equal than others to use the words from George Orwell's Animal Farm.
UPDATE Elon Musk just made an announcement that remote work at Twitter must end. Maybe we should all stand back from technology and stop sending tweets, online messages, emails and revert back to the good old postal service. Maybe we should find a local mate, go to a local college, forbid ones spouse to move and certainly not move with her or him and all live in tiny apartment in the city next to ones work place or go overboard and spend a lot of time commuting and help prop up the earths temperature and support Elon Musk acquaintance the evil Putin by increasing the demand for oil or Elon Musk's own electric cars. (Being sarcastic in the face of Elon Musk's attempt to stop progress).
To Elon Musk and anyone that thinks now is the time to compromise
Your big Ego is making you look small!
Do not allow Putin to regroup. That mistake must not be made again.
The west made a compromise and allowed Putin to hold Crimea without much consequence. They made a peace deal. But this only led Putin to make an even more aggressive move 8 years later. Putin himself has said (at a school event) that it is normal to have to withdraw only to regroup and come back stronger another time. If Putin is allowed to keep some kind of land corridor to Crimea then he has won and next time he will only be emboldened to go further. He has initial ambitions for Moldova and various ex Soviet states, the Baltic States, Poland, probably Turkey and beyond. He has publicly said he wants to built an empire. We should not be in denial and make some agreements again, based only on our wishful thinking.
Unlike last time Putin is likely to really modernize the military before starting World War III. He would not even care if that meant that most of his citizens would reduce their living standard to that of the citizens of Mali, the mean income in Russia is already lower than in India.
Recently Elon Musk tweeted a compromised solution to the end the war in Ukraine.
Elon Musk is in a position to have access to great minds and no doubt has he consulted with some of them. He has also talked to Putin, but he denies talking to Putin about his peace plan. That does not make him more of an expert than us the ordinary people. (I suspect Putin has threatened him too). Some experts were of the opinion that Russia would take over Ukraine in a matter of days. These experts were proved wrong. The overwhelming logic now for anyone who pauses to think is that there is no going back to trusting the New Hitler.
When Elon Musk mini submarine could not be used to save some teenagers stranded in a cave in Thailand his ego was hurt and he called the guy who pointed this out, a pedophile (something he had to retract by order of a court). We hope this time he will respond differently and adapt his rhetoric to be more helpful to Ukraine as have some of his actions been namely his supply of Starlink communication. He is also, given his business venture in China, in a position to campaign for China to stop supporting Russia.
UPDATE: Elon Musk has again showed his weak character. He has gone off in a puff (because an ex Ukraine diplomat told him to f**k off with his suggested peace plan for Ukraine) and again his big ego is hurt and he is threatening to stop his generous financing of Starlink and has even tweeted about the connection with the f**k off statement. (although this may not be the only reason). The use of Starlink has also been a good advertisement for Starlink and the provision of Starlink with the current uprising in Iran would be great. What is bad is that Starlink has stopped working at the new frontiers because Musk wants to control how much land Ukraine is allowed to claim back or because his ego is hort. This is also bad for Starlink because the underlying message is yes Starlink is great to bypass the censorship of tyrannical governments but be prepared to be censored by Elon Musk himself.
Elon Musk has also gone soft on China.
2nd UPDATE: Elon Musk says he will continue his partial financing of Starlink communication (It is now apparent that many nations were already contributing). Hopefully this is in ernst but we are not so sure, maybe it is a ploy to avoid public outcry over discussions on Starlinks coverage in Ukraine as the Ukrainian forces recapture areas and Elon Musk had previously been limiting and thereby throwing a wrench into the process of freeing Ukraine. The Pentagon (The US Ministry of Defense) would of course never agree to pay for limited service. Elon Musk continues to be a pawn in the fear mongering of the New Hitler. Putin should not be allowed to hold on to Crimea as this threatens the security of many more countries than Ukraine. Those that start and engage in wars and war crimes should pay a price. Putin main priority is himself and he will not risk the fury he will have upon him if he uses nuclear weapons.
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Saudi Arabia held the world hostage!
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Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud (usually called MBS) the son of the King of Saudi Arabia is facing charges in a civil trial in the United States for being responsible for or enabling a Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder and dismembered like a meat carcass at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey.
In order to avoid justice he is apparently holding the world hostage. He is threatening to cut the supply of oil and has just asked daddy to make him the Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. Which daddy did without there being any legal foundation in Saudi Arabia for such a move.
His threat of oil cuts and his move to take over the prime minister role is in order to extort the US Biden Administration to recognize him as a head of state and to make him exempt from being charged in a civil trial. Something which the Biden administration can do (they have made a 2nd 45 day extension to a request that they do just that). In light of Saudi Arabia's disregard for human rights at home and human life by not helping and hence enabling Russian aggression in Ukraine the Biden administration should deny the request and right time to go ahead with denying the request is now.
The threat was stepped up. Oil production is to be cut in November. It is still a threat because there is still time not to go through with it. On the other hand if the markets believe it is really going to happen the damage is done.
UPDATE: The US gave in to MBS. Maybe they made a secret agreement at the G20. Expect less cooperation from Saudi with Russia and/or less oil cuts, leading to lower oil prices. However if MBS and OPEC+ does not fall in line, the US Bidden administration has another tool. Congress has already approved a bill that would criminalize OPEC+ and now that the Senate is in the hands of the democrats they can push this bill through the Senate.
When the righteous world is trying to sanction Russian oil because paying for Russian oil funds the Russian war machine, there is a need to see production elsewhere go up. Otherwise energy prices will go through the roof, which creates voter disillusionment around the world. That in turn makes it much more difficult to turn the Russian oil boycott into effective sanctions. This is important because a partial boycott does nothing to reduce the flow of money into the Russian war machine monster. By making the righteous countries effort to wean the world off Russian Oil difficult if not impossible, Saudi Arabia and its OPEC+ collaborators are essentially siding with evil; The Russian regime that is waging a genocidal war against Ukraine. More on that later and back to MBS threat to escape from justice.
OPEC+ must under no circumstances be used as a tool for someone to avoid justice, let alone to get away with the murder of a journalist.
MBS should be man enough to stand trial. He certainly has the resources to hire great lawyers although many would reject working for him.
There is not much about this in the news and we have not heard anyone tying the threat of oil production cuts to the other pieces of this theater. Maybe journalists are afraid of being cut into pieces by assassins and with the help of a surgeon equipped with meat saws as was the case in the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Turkey.
A real world crime story that is so bizarre, that if it was a novel, it would be judged as too outrageous. We will expand on the story later for those readers that missed this incredible but true story later.
This move to cut oil production and the timing of this move should also be construed as an attack on the United States and its democratic elections that are just coming up! This argument is already being made by US politicians.
Anyone that does business with Saudi Arabia should see that this really is a Pariah state along with Russia and China. And to realize how dangerous it is to include these countries in the supply chain.
If other OPEC+ countries do what MBS wants to defend his own skin, then OPEC+ should be labeled as a criminal organization and should be subject to fines based on its oligopoly status.
UPDATE Actually it does not matter which countries actually participate in the oil cuts, countries that voted for the oil cuts are responsible, for the attack on democracy, for supporting Russia and for covering up murder. The vote in itself has already increased the price of oil. E.g. in Germany already by 20 cents per liter.
(An excuse from the OPEC+ countries is that interest rates are going up which increases the cost of their investments. But wait a minute why should non OPEC+ countries be financing the rich oil production countries with subsidized interest rates. We should put a permanent end to this practice. The financial markets should automatically set the interest rates at an equilibrium, where deposits equal loans. There are other ways to increase the money supply then by subsidizing interest rates - contact us for details. It should really be a wake up call when a rich country like Saudi Arabia complains about rising interest rates because they are the last ones we should be subsidizing and especially not for crazy risky projects like The Line discussed below. Politicians argue that low interest rates are necessary to stimulate the economy, but here we are not talking about the currencies of the oil production countries but of other countries. Why should USD, Euro, Swiss Francs or Japanese Yens be used to inflate the economy bubble in oil producing countries? It is possible to do this differently - contact us for details. Subsidized interest rates are one of the main reason why the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. Hearing the argument from OPEC+ one can also conclude that this may also be contributing to some rich countries getting richer and poor countries remaining or becoming poorer. )
UPDATE The US congress is considering actions against OPEC, all righteous countries of the world should join in.
The US Senate should approve a bill passed by the US Congress in May to break up OPEC+ monopoly practices. From an environmental viewpoint high oil prices are actually a good thing, for it reduces the demand for oil. However given OPEC+ disregard for the crimes against humanity that Russia is pursuing and their role as enabler of those crimes we should take away their monopolistic powers and encourage governments to put taxes on oil instead to reduce the demand and hence use for this environmentally damaging substance.
The current Saudi Arabia regime should be allowed to fall when the its time is up. All arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be cancelled.
MBS recently participated in the negations of a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine. This was nice but is basically a PR stunt to whitewash the evil MBS is enabling.
Why MBS is bad for Saudi Arabia
MBS is living in something like a Disney fairytale. He should wake up to reality.
MBS is working with Russia which in turn is working with Syria and together they work with Iran, Saudi Arabia's enemy.
The Syrian regime is also the enemy of the Saudi Arabian people. The Syrian regime are now responsible for the bulk of the narcotics trade that is destroying the future prospects of the next generation of Saudi Arabians. Saudis increased use of drugs is totally against the teachings of Prophet Mohammed. Allah says in the Quran that intoxicants are the arrows and an abomination of Satan's handiwork (5:90).
This may come back to hunt MBS. He is credited with the liberation of the Saudi Arabian lifestyle. (But what a psychopath because he does not allow anyone else's credit - anyone who fights for human rights in modern Saudi Arabia is ruthlessly put in jail.) When the elders and other powerful people in Saudi Arabia see that MBS is leading the population into a path of self-destruction, they may take action that not only takes away the prospect of the throne from MBS but curtails Saudi Arabia's newfound freedoms.
Literally throwing stones from a glass house
MBS is about to spend USD 500 billion of Saudi Arabia's money (or anyone crazy enough to lend to this risky project) on a futuristic city called The Line. It will in fact be like a glass house. A city that is built in a straight line with a mirror perimeter. A dream that he is helping to turn into a nightmare.
It would be wonderful to live in a world where such dreams were possible. But wake up! The people of Ukraine were building their dreams. Although among the poorest countries of Europe they were seeing progress and it can be argued that many had more enviable living conditions than people in richer countries. It was not uncommon for people to have their own houses. But this dream was shattered by one evil man and his path of destruction that has been allowed to continue with the support of Saudi Arabia. The path of destruction is near total in the affected areas. The people living there have lost almost everything, not to mention the shell shock that will scar them for decades to come.
This is not the kind of world we would like to live in, nor is it the kind of world that is compatible with futuristic city called The Line. Yet MBS in his fairytale world thinks he can allow and enable this to happen some 3000 km due north of where The Line is to be built and somehow keep his "glass" city safe. That is delusional; in an evil world no one is safe. If you do not work with the rest of the righteous world how can you expect them to help protect your dream world? The futuristic city called the Line would be on just a single flight path of destruction!
Saudi Arabia does have it's enemies that the US has been helping to defend against them and is actively trying to make them less dangerous. The nuclear threat from Iran is very real. Iran's number one enemy seems to be Israel and the US, but number two are the ruling regimes of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Iran recently got Russia to send drones that Iran built to attack Israeli pilgrims in Odessa Ukraine. Those same drones are now being used against other targets in Ukraine. Iran would have no qualms in having Yemen rebels attack The Line with drones or rockets, even before the project really gets off the ground. Without proper defenses (Russian and Chinese made defense equipment may not be adequate), without intelligence and cooperation from the righteous countries, Saudi Arabia is not in an enviable position. Without the US sanctions Iran weapons are likely to become more sophisticated as well. MBS is like a bad tempered greedy small child and indeed he may have been raised where he got virtually everything he asked for. He thinks he can throw a tantrum that affects the whole world. He is upset that the world did not want to let him get away with murder scot free and that Biden has been dithering about Saudi Arabia's pariah state status. It is time for daddy, the King to find a proper heir to the throne (otherwise it will be out of his hands) or to turn Saudi Arabia into a democratic state or for MBS to man up. To man up is not something that MBS is likely to do because hardly no one has the courage to point these things out to him, except us. Instead he try's to lie to the whole world.
UPDATE: MBS just gave US400 million of his blood money for Ukrainian humanitarian aid. But this is nothing compared to the damage Saudi Arabia is making for the life of Ukrainians by supporting Russia. Saudi Arabia has even been buying Russian oil at a discount so they could export their own at a higher price.
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The beginning of the end of Trump
That is good news for Ukraine. Because having someone that seems to have been compromised by the Russians as the president of the United States would be bad news for Ukraine.
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Trump announced his re-run for the US presidency on November the 15th. His chances of holding on to his Republican powerbase are looking slimmer because he went overboard with his quest for absolute power. Instead of supporting Republican candidates in the midterms that would have secured more seats in the Senate and the House, Trump preferred to install candidates that would not question anything he did or said. Thus his attempted power grab did not do well for the Republicans. This they are not likely to forget and that is likely to cost him the Republican nomination for president. Already he has been abandoned by fox news, his daughter and many of his previous followers.
People have been wondering what it is that the Russians have on Trump that makes him so weak in dealing with Putin. Some speculate it to be the loan guarantees that Russia may have given to Deutsche Bank for loans to the Trump businesses (When no other bank would lend him and Deutsche Bank had had enough of him, why did they give him new loans. Why was Trump always threatening Germanies core industry the German automobile industry; to keep the Germans from spilling the beans? Did he use the same method to oppress the friendly nation of Qatar -with the aid of Saudi Arabia- ?) Others believe it to be compromising photos or videos from the time he was visiting Russia as a businessman. Whatever it is, the US, Ukraine and the world need someone to stand up to Putin and Mr. Trump does not appear to be that person.
A proposal for a future war!
That is what Russia is offering disguised as a peace plan. Continue reading >
Russia is loosing the current war in Ukraine. They think they are so smart by coming up with an offer for peace talks. But this offer is simply a proposal to take over Ukraine at a later date.
They set as a preconditions for talks Russia's security. But they really mean Ukraine's insecurity. Because they would like guarantees that Ukraine does not join NATO and/or build up its own defenses (while they no doubt would not like any restrictions placed on their military build up). A version of this might have been doable before Russia invaded and in fact it was the situation before the Russian invasion because Ukraine did not really pose a threat to Russia and NATO membership was not on the table.
But Russia's own actions have made such a deal impossible. It is not just the Ukrainians who see that, what might have been possible before, is no longer possible. The Finns and the Swedes who preferred to be neutral, do not feel that way anymore. Even Switzerland wants closer cooperation with NATO.
And rightly so. Ukraine without a very strong military would soon be a sitting duck for a rebuilt Russian military.
At the outset of the current war Russia's aim was to replace the leadership of Ukraine because the current leadership did not suit their security model. Today the same can be said in the other direction. Ukraine can not feel safe as long as Putler and co remain in power.
Putler the Great reduced to a guerrilla terrorist
Putin is no longer calling the shots but a Chechnya Rebel and a Leader of an army of Convicts are. Continue reading >
Despite what some people say. It is obvious that Putler has lost his marbles. His judgement goes from bad to worse.
He is now letting a puny (in the sense of intellect) leader of an insurrection and a businessman who set up a little group of hitmen (who's own militia has been reduced to an undisciplined bunch of just-released convicts) have something to say about the governing of the great Russian army.
Experienced generals are let go and these misguided men are pretending to be the wise ones, after the fact.
Russia continues to spiral down into oblivion.
The current attacks on Ukraine's infrastructure only serves to strengthen the resolves of countries around the world to help Ukraine and make it even harder to make any deals which would leave Putin in power.
Countries that are working against Ukraine or are not doing enough:
Treason in the face of Clear and Present Danger
What else can it be called, when a country ignores its vital security interests, as well as the will of its and the European people? The country in question is Germany but other countries are accomplices. Continue reading >
Germany's chancellor Olaf Scholz has laid out plans to spend 200 billion Euros on strengthening Germany's defenses and yet in the face of the most ruthless attack on Europe, has only contributed 1.5 billion Euros in military aid. Less than 1% of what he plans for an upgrade of Germany's own defenses.
At the same time trade with Russia is flourishing, both direct and indirect trade through Turkey and Hungary. (An exception is energy, but through its delay tactics, Germany has made the prospect of a world Russian oil boycott impossible.) A clear disregard for the will of ordinary people who have persuaded most well-known brands to exit Russia.
One and a half billion is a lot of money, but the United States which has a population size 4 times greater than Germany's, has provided 10 times more military aid. Yet, the danger is closer to home. The Ukrainians have learned to say thank you, not to hurt the pride (in German Stolz) for Mr. Scholz.
But someone has to point out the obvious. The Russian aggression is the biggest security threat that Europe faces. Putin has publicly used farfetched rhetoric that Ukraine belongs to Russia. He could easily use a similar rhetoric for what used to be East Germany.
Most of the countries east of Germany recognize the clear and present danger. Indeed, so much so, that they already back Ukraine's NATO membership bid. These countries are Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
Germany has for decades been at the recipient end of substantial military aid from the United States. It is now time to pay it forward. The enemy is a bit further away, but that is no excuse to be complacent.
It makes much more sense to fend off the enemy in Ukraine. Putler must loose. Otherwise he would be encouraged to continue his horrendous aggression in the direction of Germany.
Europe should not let a country with an economy that is only one-eighths the size and dwindling, drag us back to the centuries of insecurities and wars.
If it were not a necessity, money spent on weapons is wasteful and takes away resources that could be used for greater good. Money spent now on military aid to Ukraine is money well spent. To send a message now that aggression does not pay can actually save on military spending in the future.
We already see how the evil regimes are working together. Iran is supplying Russia with drones and missiles and Russia is helping Iran suppress the Women's Rebellion. After Russia, Iran is the greatest threat to Europe with its long range and soon nuclear capable missiles.
The security of the whole world is also at stake. China is preparing to start a similar war with Taiwan, which will be a great deal as China is showing aggression towards many more countries in Asia and around the world, for example disregarding countries' fishing rights. North Korea under the protégé of Russia and China is beating the war drums, threatening South Korea, Japan and the United States. Syria, propped up by Iran and Russia, is undermining the Arab world with its state-sponsored drug trade. Saudi Arabia is taking lessons from Russia on how to deal with any kind of dissidence.
France that was liberated from Hitler is just as guilty as Germany of doing too little. The Israelis, the descendants of Jews that felt the brunt of Hitler and which have been themselves the recipients of enormous military aid, are doing mind-bogglingly little to help the people of Ukraine. The whole of Europe owes to pay it forward as it was freed from aggression at the end of WWII.
Nations around the world rely on each other's cooperation, to hold on to their lands, including big nations like India, which will not be able to defend itself from China using Russian weapons. Pay it forward or ahead of time! India, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, you can not defend yourself alone. Take this seriously and greatly step up your military support for Ukraine.
All is fair in love and war?
Not quite. Russia is pursuing a particularly unfair war. Continue reading >
Although nations have set up some rules about how war is conducted; war is never fair.
Russia has been particularly bad in breaking these rules. Committing war crimes, attempting genocide and engaging in terroristic activities such as sporadic attacks on cities far away from the front lines and now attempting to freeze out the general population with attacks on the electric infrastructure.
What makes the war even unfairer is that the Russians are able to attack without fear of similar attacks on Russian ground. The Russians would like to extend this out-of-bounds zone to its occupied territories and to the Black Sea Fleet.
This is where we must draw the line and say the annexed territories, including Crimea, the bridge to Crimea and the Black Sea Fleet must and should be under relentless attack from Ukraine. This is the only way for Ukraine to get its territories back.
Another thing that makes this a particularly unfair war is that Ukraine was persuaded to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees from the UK, USA and Russia. And yet Russia which would not have attacked a nuclear capable Ukraine is responsible for attacking rather than defending Ukraine.
Inflation and other economic vows are not just a result of the war
However in times of war it is normal to nationalize some resources. Now is the time to seize the abnormal profits from the Oil companies. Continue reading >
In addition to the human suffering and the destruction of property in Ukraine, Putin is responsible for the economic hardship in Russia (as he has called upon the sanctions by his actions) and some of the problems around the world. But there are also other factors at play.
The disregard for the UN recommendations from October 2020 to stop using lockdowns as a measure to curtail COVID-19. These lockdowns not only wrecked havoc in the local economies at the time and led to the accumulation of debt both by private and public entities that will be a burden for years to come, but made 500 million people that were previously middle class, poor and made 100 million poor people, extremely poor. Not to mention all the psychological damage that the campaigns of fear have caused and the resultant increase in alcohol abuse, drug use, crime and increased health costs that will result and are already apparent. The continuing absurd lockdowns in China extend the crisis and cause supply chain and inflation problems. (Absurd because a zero COVID-19 policy will never work because there will always be cases that escape through, bringing the country back to square one).
It is convenient for Governments not to acknowledge the economic burdens that their irresponsible COVID-19 policies caused and to blame the situation on the war instead.
The subsidy of money through low or negative real interest rates. (interest rates adjusted for inflation). These low interest rates make it impossible for ordinary people to save and increase inequality by making the rich richer (as they have the collateral to borrow this cheap money) and the poor poorer. These interest rates also make it attractive for companies to invest in things that do not really make sense as they do not have to give a good return in order to cover the artificially low interest rates. Examples of these are when banks lend money to people to invest in businesses that they have very little expertise in. Like Elon Musk buying Twitter. (Which can be compared to AOL buying Netscape and Microsoft buying Nokia and Skype) This situation does not encourage economic growth.
Various bubbles, especially in property markets.
Peoples misguided investment in worthless cybercurrencies.
Certain shortages caused by the war.
The tendency of various companies to increase their mark-up and blame it on the war, not least the oil companies. It is therefore totally justifiable to take away part of their abnormal profits. It is OK to use that money for society and not to reduce energy costs, because the planet needs a break from CO2 and we should not increase demand by making energy cheaper.
How crazy is that?
I just met a woman with Russian ancestry. She has been hosting Ukrainian refugees. Yet her brothers who are living in Russia, may be drafted into the war. Continue reading >
It is just a small tale of the absurdities of this war, versions of which are repeated countless times. The fact is that the Ukrainians and the Russians were very close. Most people had and still have relatives and friends in each others countries.
Perhaps it was not totally amiable because Russia has for a long time been showing its aggression. Before 2008 Russia had a puppet government in Kiev much like it has now in Belarus and in 2014 changed the lease of Crimea's military base into an occupation and has been occupying parts of other regions. Something that every man, woman and child in Ukraine is very much aware of.
In a recent interview Sergei Lukyanenko (science fiction writer) recounted how the Ukrainian children used to refer to the Russians as occupiers. His host RT Russian language director Anton Krasovsky responded that those children should be drowned or burned alive. Even though Krasovsky was suspended for those comments it shows the culture of denial that ferments at the Russian state-supported media; where it can be suggested that innocent children should not tell the truth.
Back to our little tale. This woman has hosted 3 waves of Ukrainian refugees. And now, if her brothers living in Russia, which have had some military training, decide not to flee may be drafted into the war. And who knows the brothers and the husbands of the refugees might one day face each other and kill.
This war has nothing to do with the will of the people but the will of Putler and the hardliners he has allowed too much influence.
Russia is prepared to let the third world suffer!
Russia has just abandoned an agreement to allow the flow of Ukrainian grain that is used to feed the world. Righteous countries should respond by wiping out the Russias Black Sea fleet. Continue reading >
To let Russian war ships threaten the world food security is not acceptable. We have tried and failed with the path of negotiations. French president Macron suggested quite some time ago that we should escort the Ukrainian grain cargo ships, but we do not think he has the courage to follow through. We should simply provide the Ukrainians the weapons they need and without delay to take out the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
The Russian Black Sea Fleet has also been used in Russias campaign of terror which uses in part sea launched cruise missiles to hit indiscriminate targets wide across the Ukraine (which have nothing to do with the front lines) and Ukraines electric infrastructure. The targeting of which threatens the survival of ordinary Ukrainian citizens. A tactic of freezing people to death.
We thereby have a multitude of reasons to take out the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
Putin is the 2nd Hitler. Xi is the 3rd Hitler.
22-10-22 It is a sad day for China and a sad day for the world. Most people in Russia now regret that Putin was (and still is) their leader. Why couldn't the Chinese learn from this? The Chinese Communist Party just made the same mistake as Russia and extended the term of someone who is already showing Hitler-like qualities. Continue reading >
Xi is the wrong leader for China. He is proving it again and again. Zero COVID Policy makes no sense. Making ever more countries distrust China makes no sense. Being aggressive towards so many countries makes no sense. Bullying countries around the world makes no sense. Overreaction to countries like Australia (that only requested that the origins of the COVID-19 virus should be investigated) makes no sense. Pissing off Canada makes no sense. All these things do not make China stronger but weaker. Having the whole world against you is Xi's big mistake. Even China's belt and road initiative is not good for China if it is perceived to be done in bad faith. Under Xi rule, a big bubble was allowed to grow in the property market.
Just look at Russia now. How sad it will be for China to be in a similar spot? With cooperation from all the successful countries withdrawn. Already measures are being taken to limit Chinas partake in the supply chain of companies and countries. The Communist party should have gotten rid of Xi before it was too late. The corrupt functioning of the system, proves that it is not a good system. It seems to be all built on corruption. Leaders at every level receive bribes. When Xi or anyone in a higher power position they can easily abuse that position and eliminate anyone below that does not support them pointing correctly to corruption of those individuals, but leaving all the other corrupt individuals in place as long as they support the "right" leadership.
Russia will get rid of Putin, but will pay dearly for doing that so late. Xi is just starting to destroy China. With the new mandate he can accelerate its destruction. 20% unemployment is very bad for the Chinese younger generation. Blindfolding everyone is outrageous. Xi is even holding off publishing China's Economic data until he is reelected. Not allowing anyone to shine (to show their abilities) because Xi has to shine more than anybody else is making creativity very difficult for China's talented people. It is Xi that is loosing Taiwan because he broke the Chinese promise about Hong Kong's independence by abandoning the second part of the one country-two systems rule.
If Xi does not want to be remembered as a Hitler like figure. there is a way for him to turn things around. Return Hong Kong back to self governance, with its own judicial system independent from China's and without the possibility for the people of Hong Kong to be persecuted by China. Only this will defuse the tense relationship with Taiwan. Stop all Chinese bullying around the world. Allow people to have their own opinions in China and anywhere in the world. Continue to tackle corruption also in cases that are connected with your faithful followers. Put up an alternative reward system for officials so they do not have to resort to corruption. Let capitalism flourish but keep monopoly and oligopoly at bay and do not allow people to make a profit based on lies (such as that property prices will always go up). Stop propping up the most evil regimes in the world, including Russia, Iran, North Korea, Myanmar and Afghanistan. Don't be worried that you may not be the only shining star. Allowing people to grow and shine is necessary for the growth and well being of your nation. You don't want to be remembered as a nutcase like the North Korea's Kim Jong-un or worse like Putin or Hitler.
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2022 Manchester England
The Chinese consulate in Manchester just did an Erdogan
Someone told me Erdogan is really a nice man. The Western Press has just got him wrong. People try to say the same thing about China's Xi. Continue reading >
Erdogan is reported to have instructed his security personal to attack protesters who greeted him upon public appearance in Washington DC in 2017. In October 2022, Chinese diplomats attacked protesters and dragged one of them inside the gates of the consulate, where he was attacked by a group of Chinese thugs. The diplomat is reported to have said it is his duty in order to hold up China's dignity. But what Erdogan did and what the Chinese are doing under the direction of Xi is NOT dignified.
China just added insult to injury by threatening the UK with reduced trade if the UK would continue to make a big deal out of this unacceptable behavior of the Chinese Consul.
Xi is so paranoid that he had the Winnie the Poo movie banned in China, because people were amusing themselves over the resemblance between him and Winnie the Poo ;)
When people try to claim the innocence of these brutal regimes, we point to these incidents and ask if this would be OK in their own countries. It is a sign of how morally bankrupt the people are, who work for these regimes, that they can not even abstain from brutality on foreign ground.
China is operating de facto police stations in countries around the world. It is the duty of civilized nations to shut these down and deport the people permanently who work there.
Calling for peace negotiations can't be wrong, can it?
When dealing with a Hitler like figure it is. Continue reading >
See the article above and the other articles on this page. Peace that is only temporary and will allow the adversary to attack later with a greater force is not worth it. If there was any reason to think that it would be permanent, then peace would be great. But NO!
Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to be shown? (Lyrics by the Boomtown Rats)
Putin has shown again and again that he can not be trusted, especially when it comes to honoring peace and disarmaments agreements.
The situation has turned on its head. It is not Ukraine that needs to promise not to rearm, but Russia.
Individuals and nations that call for peace without returning all of Ukraine territory back to Ukraine and without Russia properly reimbursing Ukraine for all the damage that has been done are unreasonable. It is also not realistic to expect that Ukraine would negotiate with Putin or anyone who shares his imperialistic believes.
Ukraine is a short lived country but it certainly does not belong to Russia. Russia has a history of expansionism but those days should be over.
Any country, has a much brighter future, if it embraces international cooperation and keeps inner corruption at bay.
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Mistake after mistake
Putin never learns. Russia needs to get rid of the New Hitler. Continue reading >
The picture above depicts the impoverished cash deprived regions of Russia
Putin these are your mistakes (many of which are proven) and they will be your legacy!
It was a mistake to blow up Russia's own high rise buildings and blame it on the Chechens.
It is a mistake after becoming so powerful always to be playing the role of the spy and the clandestine little chief!
It was a mistake to try to portray yourself as an athlete. You are what the Germans call an asparagus Tarzan.
It is a mistake to receive hormone therapy in your old age. The testosterone makes you more aggressive and your balls to shrink.
It is a mistake to have Sergey Lavrov (the Russian Foreign Minister) and your embassies around the world defend you because they all sound so awful and totally lacking in credibility.
It is a mistake to steal from the Russian people.
It was a mistake to have the Oligarchs build you a Palace, equipped with a pole dance arena and golden toilets by the Black Sea.
It was a mistake to have that Palace built so carelessly that it rots.
It is a mistake to have the Oligarchs put money in various schemes from which the money goes into your personal coffers.
It was a mistake to allow the Oligarchs to gain control of various ex soviet companies and/or to grant them near monopoly market powers.
It is a mistake to have all the property you have illegally acquired registered in the names of your weakest friends.
I was a mistake to try to shut up your political opponent Alexei Navalny.
It might be a better idea to shut up Dmitry Medvedev. The man you choose to serve as Russia's President when you had exceeded your terms in office and before you had the law changed so that you can disserve Russia for as long as you breath (being virtually brain dead or insane does not seem to count). You choose Medvedev no doubt precisely because he is rather stupid and therefore could not be a threat to your own power. It must be quite embarrassing when he keeps opening his mouth.
It was a mistake to try to poison Navalny.
It was a mistake to prison Navalny for getting medical treatment in Germany for the poisoning mentioned above. (On the absurd idea that he was breaking parole.)
It is a mistake to subject Navalny to extreme conditions in jail. These conditions might set the standard for your own jail time.
It was a mistake to bribe the ex Chancellor of Germany, Gehard Schröder with a job at Gazprom.
I was a mistake to support Le Pens French right wing political party.
It is a mistake to try to shut up the media.
It was a mistake to fine Google and to bankrupt Googles subsidiary in Russia.
It is a mistake to deprive most Russian regions of any partake in the Russian wealth. The mean income in Russia is less than that of India.
It is a mistake to build an economy on Oligopoly.
It is a mistake to quell all political opposition.
It is a mistake to attack the LGBT+ community.
It is a mistake not to respect human rights.
It is a mistake to allow companies to operate without respecting workers rights.
It was a mistake to reduce people pensions.
It was a mistake to shoot down a commercial passenger jet. (Malaysian Airline Flight 17)
It was a mistake to use chemical weapons to attack an ex double agent (released as a part of a prisoner swap) on British grounds. Your treatment of what you consider to be unforgivable traitors might one day apply to you, for you are the greatest traitor Russia has ever had.
It is a mistake to alienate the Belorussian people by shoring up Aleksandr Lukashenko as a puppet for Russia.
It is a mistake to support all the worst regimes in the world including those of North Korea, Myanmar, Iran and drug dealing Syria.
It is a mistake to cozy up to corrupt regimes like those of Turkey and Hungary. By picking the wrong friends you will always have bad company.
It is a mistake not to return Japans islands to Japan.
It was a mistake to invade and annex Crimea.
It was a mistake to build the bridge between Crimea and Russia.
It was a mistake to intimate ships sailing to Ukrainian ports in the period after the annexation of Crimea and before the current war.
It was a mistake to march the Russian troops on Ukraine's border.
It was a mistake to call the Ukrainians Nazis. Only one regiment in the Ukrainian military had some rightwing background and lately even those are very obscure and the regiment in question turned into the Heroes of Mariupol. You are reported of having tried to recruit them to make attacks in the west and you freed some of them with an executive order in a prison exchange deal. On the other hand you and your war machine have the greatest resemblance to that of Hitler's and you are the one who supports the extreme right in your own country and through out the world.
It was a mistake to invade Ukraine.
It was a mistake to go for Kyiv.
It was a mistake to take Snake Island.
It is a mistake to threaten countries like Germany and France.
It was a mistake to sail the battleship Moskva into the Black Sea, where it was sunk.
It was a mistake to try to hide the war from the Russian people.
It was a mistake to try to conscript more soldiers.
It is a mistake to send those conscripts to the front lines. The children, wives, mothers and fathers will pick you as their enemy.
It is a mistake to proportionally conscript more minorities. It is akin to Hitler sending Jews to the concentration camps and to their ultimate death.
It is a mistake to try to silence your own nation.
It is a mistake to try to create divisions in other countries by supporting political movements that you yourself despise.
It is a mistake to provide a loan guarantee to Trump via Deutsche Bank.
It is a mistake to threaten the Jews in Russia and to make them and their organization feel unwelcome.
It is a mistake to think that Russia can survive cut off from the world.
It is a mistake to think that the Russian people will be content with doing only business with countries like North Korea, Iran, China and India.
It is a mistake to think that the Russian rich will be content to spend their holidays in Saudi Arabia, UAE or Turkey.
It is a mistake to think that the righteous countries will lift sanctions before Ukraine is rebuilt and while you or an equally bad successor remain in power.
It was a mistake to hold sham referendums in the occupied areas as well as previous sham referendums in Russia itself one of which extended the time that you may remain in power and another one that attempts to create impunity for you. In the end their will be no impunity. You and your partners in crime will face trials much greater than the Nuremberg trials of post Nazi Germany.
It was a mistake to annex the new regions of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson.
It was a mistake to involve Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen leader in the Ukraine war.
It was a mistake to make Razman Kadyrov a general.
It is a mistake to terrorize the Ukrainian people. It only serves to strengthen the resolve of the Ukrainian people and rest of the world to help them.
All the destruction in Ukraine is a big mistake. You, your corrupt acquaintances and the poor Russian people will actually have to pay for the reconstruction. It will be very expensive.
It is a mistake to attack or the seize energy infrastructure of Ukraine.
It is a mistake to attack food storage facilities in Ukraine.
It is a mistake not to allow people to receive humanitarian aid.
It is a mistake to try to starve and freeze the people of Ukraine.
It is a mistake to allow and even encourage you soldiers to rape Ukrainian women and girls.
It is a mistake to allow your soldiers to fire indiscriminately.
It is a mistake to think that your soldiers would be motivated to kill their brothers and sisters in Ukraine.
It is a mistake to booby-trap dead bodies.
It is a mistake to separate children from their parents.
It is a mistake to attack schools.
It is a mistake to attack hospitals.
It is a mistake to attack cultural monuments. This destruction adds to the evidence that will be used against you during post war trials and all your accomplishes for your attempt at genocide. The attempted destruction of the identity of the Ukrainian people.
It is a mistake to attack civilians and bury them in mass graves.
It is a mistake to forcefully relocate people to Siberia. (1.6 million so far)
It is a mistake to abuse your power at the UN security council.
It is a mistake to think that any kind of normality can continue with other countries in the face of your aggressions.
It is a mistake to think that any country will ever trust you again.
It was a mistake to think that your actions would keep NATO at bay, quite the contrary with Finland and Sweden joining NATO.
It is a mistake to think that Ukraine can return to any kind of neutrality in the face what you have now done to Ukraine.
It is mistake to think that any ex-soviet republic will want to be under your sphere of influence after what you have done.
It was a mistake to blow up your own gas pipeline.
It is a mistake to attack western infrastructure.
It is a mistake to talk about nuclear weapons.
It is a mistake to throw all those ex-friends out of high rise buildings.
It is a mistake to steal from one of the poorest countries in the world, Mali. (It is known that you are plundering their gold)
It is a mistake to steal and to allow your friends to steal Ukrainian grain to smuggle out of the country with the aid of vehicles carrying your swastika like Z symbol.
It was a mistake to allow Sergey Surovikin to commit war crimes in Syria.
It was a mistake to make him a general in the Ukrainian war.
It is a mistake to make Sergey Surovikin the new commander for the war in Ukraine. Making someone who is known for committing war crimes in charge makes you yourself an accomplish to the war crimes he will commit.
What mistake will you make next?
Putin's mistakes continue.
He has stepped up his attacks with missiles. Some of them were even flown over Moldova. This should be answered by fortifying Moldova's defenses and by taking out the Russian Black Sea Fleet. We look forward to the time when Russia has depleted its stock of missiles.
Attacks against the energy infrastructure is clearly a genocidal attempt at the Ukrainian nation. It should only prompt us to help Ukraine defend its sovereign borders.
He stepped up his attacks using Iranian drones, targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure. This should be answered with the liberation of Iran from it's evil rulers and by stepping up substantially the support for Ukraine. Not just air defenses but with what Ukraine needs to recapture it's territory. The most clear answer to Putin that gynocidal threats do not work is to complete the job of destroying the Crimean bridge.
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These are the mistakes that Putin and his assemblage will be remembered for and if we are lucky prosecuted for.
Putin may consider himself a propaganda master mind. But when worst comes to worst everyone including the Russians themselves will see the lies and the sheer horror of it all. Some people who have been brainwashed into becoming nasty people may not see all these as mistakes, but it will come back to hunt their conscience. If you the reader knows of someone that doubts the mistakes that Russia is making then please send her or him the URL to our website and also share our thoughts with as many people as you can because everyone needs to be aware of the torture that Putin is subjecting not only on Ukraine but on the Russian people and on the whole world.
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Bridge over troubled waters
Russia has destroyed so many bridges in Ukraine. It is time to destroy the Crimean bridge. Continue reading >
We always wondered why the bridge between Crimea and Russia remained standing.
We figured that Russia is going for the land corridor to Ukraine precisely because this bridge is so vulnerable in times of hostilities. And we figured also that Ukraine postponed attacking the bridge to show Russia that the land corridor is not so important. But Russia has been using the bridge to supply military equipment and fuel for the military and Russia has not spared Ukraine bridges, nor schools, hospitals and cultural monuments. Russia has gone too far in the destruction of villages, towns and cities and have shell shocked the people and separated families by forced relocation of 1.6 million people to Siberia. There can not be any compromise with such an evil regime. Russia must be kicked entirely from Ukraine. They may repair part of the bridge. But it is just a matter of time until the bridge will be taken out of use.
When Russia had only Crimea, Ukraine's loss was greater than that because Russia regularly interfered with ships destined or coming from Ukraine ports.
Some people who are now living in Crimea are maybe not so dissatisfied with the Russian occupation. In part because Russia brought more money into the region but at the expense of much poorer regions of Russia (the mean income in Russia is lower than that of India) and sometimes because they may have taken over their fleeing neighbors homes. In the 1940s Stalin forcefully relocated 200,000 tartars away from Crimea. Those that remain have been treated badly and will probably be grateful when the Russians will be kicked out. Just as in Russia itself a lot of people would also be pleased when they are no longer ruled over by a ruthless regime that kills it's neighbors.
What makes Putin the New Hitler?
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Putin even threatened peaceful Ireland. At the beginning of the war he planned military exercises in Irish fishing waters.
He pursues minorities
He is doing drone attacks against Jews pilgriming to Odessa
He is proportionally drafting and sending minorities more than others and without adequate training to a probable death at the front lines. (Compare to Hitler sending Jews to the gas (showers) chambers.
He forcefully sends women and children against their will to remote areas of Russia. More than a million people so far
His drive to take over the world
His first step of trying to take over Ukraine
The rhetoric expressed by his people to take over the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as Belarus, Moldovia and Poland
His emphasis on the military build up of Crimea and having a land route to Crimea. Which can only be viewed as a spring board to further aggression or conversion of countries like Turkey into puppet states.
His threatening behavior towards various countries including peaceful Ireland
His disregard for the agreement made with Ukraine (together with the UK and US) to uphold its security in exchange for them giving up their nuclear weapons and his absolutely treacherous suggestion of using nuclear weapons against them - which actually obliges the UK and US to step in more decisively NOW!
The cornered Rat
What can Putin do? Continue reading >
Putin knows about the concept of the cornered Rat because he wrote about his experiment as a young man in cornering a huge rat. Now he is in that position.
Putin's live is in danger.
He is threatened from two directions. From hardliners and from people that want a more sensible approach to Russia's coexistence in this world. He has been brutal in his attack on the latter, judging from prominent people falling from windows, a boat and the "accident" where someone fell down several flights of stairs.
He seems to be underestimating the threat that comes from the hardliners. For his own safety he should distance himself from the hardliners.
He should stop his hormone treatment. Testosterone injections only make your balls smaller. (A proven medical fact ;) Putin is extremely occupied with his body appearance which makes this so laughable.
He should make a U-turn, admit that referendum results were falsified and blame it on the officials (who were stupid and immoral enough to participate in that charade) , withdraw and build a new prosperous Russia that works with the world instead of against it. This would be the greatest statesmanship the world has seen.
There is probably not a fat chance in hell for this to happen. The only other chance he can come out of this alive is to get an asylum somewhere. In which case, given his power he should make sure that an honest person takes over the interim administration and not like it was last time a corrupt person following a corrupt person as Putin followed Yeltsin.
History will not be kind to Putin. Eventually the cover up will end and Putin will be exposed for what he was. If not now, in a decade there will not be anyone who wants to beautify his actions, but quite to the contrary. Putin has tried to beautify the horrors of Stalin but this attempt to rewrite the history books will also come to nothing.
The same applies to all other misguided leaders, Erdogan, Modi, Viktor Orbán, Bolsonaro, Bashar al-Assad, Maduro, Lukashenko, Ebrahim Raisi, Khamenei, MBS, Xi and Trump.
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With the threat of a nuclear attack Ukraine defense needs to be taken to a new level!
The new level is air combat and air defense superiority - a no-fly zone for Russians. Continue reading >
Not only should the Ukrainians be given the weapons they need to quickly retake their own land but they desperately need advanced planes that could be used to scramble any airborne threat.
This should have been done a long time ago, but now there is the additional reason of the nuclear threat. The west has stressed the consequences that the use of Nuclear weapon would have for Russia. When Russia was marching at Ukraine's border the west also stressed some consequences for Russia. But Russia never listens and in retrospect it would have saved a lot of life's and suffering had the west responded with much more than words. The same is probably true now. Provide Ukraine with sophisticated artillery, defense shields and advanced jets ASAP.
From crazy to crazier
The New Hitler is contemplating to blow up a dam and just torpedo his own tourism apparat . Continue reading >
Russia has the problem that no tourists are coming in but only "tourists", middle class Russian citizens, fleeing the country.
Some speculate that Putin abolished Russia's federal tourism agency because he did not like the advice that the directorate of the agency was giving namely that there were no restrictions on traveling abroad if you had not already been drafted for the Ukrainian war. Quit an unusual move to abolish the whole agency. It is suspected that Putin's preferred method when he wants someone to go is to throw them out of high rise windows. Still crazy but more humanitarian.
The same can not be said of his plans to drown towns and villages by blowing up a dam in Southern Ukraine or contemplating a false flag operation involving a dirty nuclear bomb.
The world needs to stop this monster of a man now.
Russia's Ministry of Defense should defend Russia from Putin
Putin just made the Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov a colonel general ! Continue reading >
The new colonel general Ramzan Kadyrov recently suggested Russia should use nuclear weapons against Ukraine.
To let Putin destroy Russia, drag the Russian military into a war that no one sane wants, force the military to commit war crimes and now to bypass the Ministry of Defense in promoting the inept and dangerous Ramzan are actions that should not continue.
It is high time for the Russian Ministry of Defense to stop this farce and take Russia out of its self inflicted misery. Put Putin under house arrest or in an asylum, withdraw from Ukraine (from a war that is not winnable for Russia), release political prisoners, stop the corruption, dismantle the FSB and the GRU, hold free elections, and let Russia prosper.
If you are powerful within Russia and you do nothing to help take down the new Hitler you are as responsible as anyone in a similar position was when Hitler was in power in Nazi Germany.
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Iran supports evil
How can a religious leader support evil? Iranian so called supreme leader does. Continue reading >
First the Iranians shoot down an Ukraine commercial airplane. Instead of showing their regret they continue to facilitate the death of Ukrainian citizens. By supplying the evil regime of the New Hitler's Russia with military grade drones. Iran may have a negative opinion of the US and Israel. But what is absolutely clear is that the Russian regime is evil. Iran is working ever more closely with all the evil regimes of the world. Iran so called supreme leader is not a supreme leader at all because he does not listen to the will of his own people and every religious person in the world should denounce him for working with and for evil and that includes his nuclear aspirations.
The Iranian regime is also clearly evil in suppressing and killing its own citizens.
Hurrah to all women who stand up for their right not to wear a headscarf, like the CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour who has interviewed every Iranian president since 1995 but refused to bend to the wishes of the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to wear a head scarf. #hijabchoice
Calling all women in the world to burn their hijabs to support the struggle of women and men of Iran and for the Iranian people to get rid of rulers that break the most fundamental concept of all religions, not to do evil. #evilfreeiran
In the name of righteousness and even the most basic religious concepts of religion let the people of Iran get rid of the tyranny and the evil that plagues their country's leadership #Kopftuch #OpIran See our separate page calling for women's rebellion.
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The ordinary German citizen is a very nice person and the same was probably true in Nazi Germany. Yet the German nation during the Nazi era was responsible for the most horrendous crimes against humanity. How can that be if they were really nice people? Simple - by doing way to little to stop the Nazis. Every human being should learn from this recent history.
Each and everyone that does nothing now is responsible for the autocracies being carried out in Ukraine, just as the Germans and those that gave the Germans the benefit of the doubt were responsible for the actions including the holocaust of Nazi Germany.
This is how we look at it. So we are compelled to do something. We can not stand by while genocide takes places, mass graves are discovered, attacks are carried out targeting schools, hospitals, cultural monuments, civilians, the property of ordinary people or any structure that belongs to Ukraine or against the defenders of Ukraine which have the right to defend their own country.
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A referendum at gun point
The whole world must make it abundantly clear that this is absurd: Continue reading >
Russia held a sham referendums in the occupied areas of Ukraine. The following people will not be able to vote:
The Ukrainians who have already been killed. No polling booths at mass graves.
Most men who would oppose as they are in the Ukrainian army beyond the Russian war line
All the people who are not deemed to be supportive of Russia. They have either fled or been sent to Siberia. More than one million people have been sent to Siberia so far.
All the people who do not trust that their vote would be anonymous. They will not show their true preference for fear of their lives and livelihood if singled out by the authorities
It appears that large parts of the territories in question were under Ukrainian control and hence had no referendums. How can you have a referendum for a whole region when their are no ballet boxes for a large part of the population, in addition to the problems mentioned above?
Additionally Russia can not be trusted to tally the results correctly. Indeed the elections and referendums within Russia itself and the puppet state of Belarus have been deemed untrustworthy
It is not appropriate to throw money at new regions (which is not likely to be for too long) while established regions of Russia are massively deprived. In fact the mean income in Russia is lower than that of India.
Also it is not appropriate and against international law and conventions to selectively single out parts of countries and just take them over based on some referendums.
For example many bordering areas of Switzerland, be they in France, Germany, Austria or Italy might very well want to be incorporated in Switzerland.
On the other hand if one of those countries would throw enough money at Switzerland, the Swiss might be willing to be taken over. But it would not serve any purpose.
The modern world is based on free trade and free movement of labor between countries that respect one another. This is what the young people want. To create and foster hatred by war, aggression, propaganda and the suppression of information is wrong and against the true will of the people.
Putin is mobilizing the Army reserves
This is how we must respond. Continue reading >
Do not let Russia crush Ukraine by sheer numbers. Now is the time to give longer range weapons to Ukraine so that they can destroy the supply lines, ammunition depots and provide them with everything we can think of including planes. It is not fair that Russia can draw some red lines while breaking every red line the modern world has drawn.
If we do not respond now we are complicit in the mass devastation of Ukraine regions that are Putin's first casualties.
We also need to allow in contractors that can help maintain Ukraine's new weapons. #StopTheNewHitler #RussianMobilization
What else can we do to get rid of the new Hitler
The Russian regime likes to go for normalcy. This is what we need to fight. Continue reading >
Russia wants countries to continue engaging with it as if that was a perfectly normal thing to do. Even if countries have subjected Russia to sanctions, Russia still wants to operate its embassies as before -free from protests-, for its people to visit as tourists, to take part in conferences and for Putin and his assemblage to be engaged as if they were normal human beings and not the monsters they really are.
We need to send the Russians clear messages at all levels that they are a pariah nation. Putin should not be treated as a pal. We should redraw and restrain every form of communication with Russia. Not doing so will give them the impression that they can get away with their monstrous imperialistic expansion. #nonewhitler
Furthermore we should also reconsider our relations with countries that continue to engage with Russia as if it was OK to do so. It is not OK to engage with the new Hitler. So we should put pressure on countries like Turkey, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, India, China, UAE, Serbia and even Israel, Germany, France, Italy and South Africa to stop all normal relations with Russia.
We need to use our creativity to amplify our message that what Russia is doing is so bad that no normality is possible at any level and to convince any country that wants to trade with or cooperate in any way or fashion with the free world that it needs to take part in these efforts to isolate Russia.
There are signs that what has been done so far is having an effect. Russian politicians are calling for Putin to resign or the parliament to impeach him. There is still a long way to go before this trickle of protests becomes a flood but it is already clear that most Russians would like Putin to go.
When we increase the pressure on Russia, be it by the above methods and by supplying more and better weapons to Ukraine the sooner we can free the Russian people from the tyranny and end the horrible suffering in Ukraine.
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Incredible double speak coming out of Germany
Germany is making statements that seem to be designed to give the impression that Germany is helping Ukraine when in fact it is hardly doing anything. Continue reading >
Kyiv says it needs 1000 Howitzers and Germany has given nine and has now approved an order from Kyiv for the manufacturing of 100 howitzers (I suspect Kyiv and not the Germans are paying for these) which will take many years to manufacture and in the meantime Ukraine citizens face a living hell.
Germany is refusing to send western tanks and uses it as an excuse that no other European country has provided these. Well the countries that are closest to the Russian threat did not have any western tanks, and France and Italy seem to be as much in the pocket of Putin as Germany is.
Germany says it wants to have the strongest military in Europe. This would be a waste of money. What is the use of a strong military that does not help protect Europe until Putin is at the German border. No country can do it alone. No country can defend it self sufficiently without the help of other countries. German refusal to go beyond the minimum help for Ukraine, means that it can not and should not assume a leading role.
In the meantime a coalition party, an opposition party and the European Commission president are calling for tanks to be delivered to Ukraine.
When will the double speak end and real support for Ukraine begin? To act now would be much cheaper than having to defend against an emboldened new Hitler later. #Russland #Regime #Reservisten #Proteste #Einwanderer #Kanoenfutter #Wehrdienst #UnserLandZuerst #Organisationen #Weltkrieg #Referendum
India is working against Ukraine
Germany is not supporting Ukraine as it should but India is actually working against Ukraine. Continue reading >
Who comes up with these public relations stunts?!? Recently it was reported that India handed over 7,725 kilograms of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. How irresponsible can the media be to report such far fetched hypocrisy? For comparison India imports 150,000,000 kilograms of of Russian oil PER DAY, (approximately 2 million percent more kilograms PER DAY) with money that lines the war coffers of the New Hitler's Russia and is actually fueling the war. Part of the blame goes to Germany for being slow to boycott Russian oil, but a huge blame is on the US, Japan and the EU for continuing to make deals with India when India is really working against them. Any deals with India should be contingent on India stopping its imports of Russian oil.
India is in the company of China in undermining the oil boycott. What a great companionship. China recently took or was given control of about 1000 sq km of Indian land in the Himalayas. India's priorities are obviously messed up. Does it expect western support in standing up to China, without supporting the west now. Or are they just going to continue to give China what it wants?
Now a few weeks later. CNN is making the point that India's action do not follow India's words.
India should realize that Russian weapons are a waste of money and will not help India protect itself from China.
We need a world boycott of Russian oil, to stop financing Russia's war against Ukraine. Now there is no real boycott, nor is there going to be with the price-cap.
The politicians are making a mockery of the sacrifices people around the world are making supposedly for the benefit of Ukraine. Continue reading >
People around the world are paying a price for the sanctions against Russia weather they want to or not (and in fact most people would not mind if it really helps). People are making their contribution by paying higher gasoline prices and through higher inflation which makes a dent in peoples savings. What the politicians should be concerned about and should really address is the ineffectiveness of the measures they have taken. Half hearted measures just do not work. It is only a symbolic gesture not to buy a commodity directly from Russia, while Russia is able to continue to finance the war by selling that commodity (oil) to someone else.
Therefore for the oil sanctions to be effective, pressure and sanctions need to be carried out against the countries that undermine the sanctions, including China, UAE, India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Hungary, Turkey and Germany.
A price-cap on Russian oil is not the same as a boycott and even if successfully implemented is not as effective as a proper boycott, because it allows money albeit a bit less to be sent to Russia to finance the war. An unsuccessful implementation of a price-cap is a terrible thing because it allows ships transporting Russian oil to continue to be insured and various countries to still receive Russian oil as if it was OK but if neither India or China take part it is yet another lame half hearted measure that is actually much worse than trying to go for a boycott. Unlike a properly enforced sanctions a price-cap does not reduce CO2 emissions quite to the contrary.
Politicians are guilty of not fully supporting Ukraine by not putting up effective oil sanctions. The current oil boycotts merely reroute Russian oil and have no bite. If the politicians wanted to make effective sanctions they can, but they do not because they are afraid rising oil prices will loose them some votes. A very short-sighted and irresponsible approach. We now clearly see how shameful it was to continue to do business and deals with Hitler's Germany during the 2nd world war. Continuing to do business with Putin's Russia is no different. History should judge these gutless politicians. The public should let the politicians know that righteousness is more important than paying a bit more at the gas pump. Not least because it is the only effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The world will pay dearly if we do not bring CO2 emissions under control and the same applies if we allow Hitler-like people to get their way.
Europe has not stopped importing Russian oil and with the price-cap solution there does not appear to be any such boycott in sight unless Russia itself will bar the export of oil to countries that implement the price cap.
We also need to boycott / sanction way more Russian goods. The pressure on Putin must be relentless. When companies can not export their goods, the pressure increases.
Turkey should decide if it wants to be a third world country together with North Korea, Russia (which is heading fast in that direction) and drug dealing Syria
It is possible to have an interest-free financial system, but not the way Turkey does it (contact us for details). Turkey needs to be a responsible member of NATO. To be more democratic and get rid of corruption first and foremost within the current regime. Continue reading >
By subsiding interest, Erdogan is giving away everything to his friends who can borrow money and only pay a fraction back. No one else in their right mind, than Erdogan's friends dare to invest because there is no point in gathering wealth in Turkey when it can all be taken away in an instant. As Erdogan has nationalized more than 1000 companies, reportedly some of which have refused to pay him bribes. This hurts the Turkish economy because these companies need their owners to be run well and to stay afloat.
Turkey sometimes makes good gestures towards Ukraine. But everything positive Turkey does is undermined by making deals with Russia and Iran, Ukraine's enemies. #DünyaLideri #DünyaLideriDeğil
Turkey is now suggesting engineering a great plan for Ukraine. Turkey is not even able to take care of its own economy, which would be pretty simple, let alone devise a plan for Ukraine. We already discussed the great danger that such meddling entails. See below. When Macron, Scholtz and Draghi had something like this in mind we described it as the greatest danger Ukraine was facing. That Turkey is reviving any discussions that do not involve Ukraine itself makes Turkey one of the most dangerous enemies of Ukraine.
Turkey mentions the prisoner swop as an example of what can be accomplished. It was a nice gesture but basically just a publicity stunt. Most of the Mariupol soldiers are still Russian prisoners.
How cold will it be indoor this winter?
Europeans are worried about some energy shortages. What we should be worried about is the Ukrainians?
European energy needs can all be taken care of with some planning, engineering and hard work. (UPDATE Germany managed to build a LNG liquid cas terminal in months rather than years as we predicted) We should be more worried about Ukrainians freezing to death. Putin thinks that he will gain an upper hand by cutting off energy from the Ukrainians in winter, with his control over gas, and nuclear facilities. Already he is attacking the power infrastructure. Now is the time to massively step up our support for Ukraine, to kick Russia out BEFORE winter, with more weapons, ammunition, planes and anything we can think of.
Germany was stupid by relying on Russian energy. It must be said that Hungary is even more stupid.
How crazy can they be to go ahead with the construction of Russian Atomic Power stations. The west has been worried about the use of Huawei telephone equipment as it might allow the Chinese to incorporate spying and disruption capabilities. The Russian have just shown their readiness to disrupt (even at the cost of hurting their own future energy sales to the West). The Russians could incorporate disruption capabilities in those Atomic Power stations, uncontrolled radiation, controlled radiation or out of control radiation (you never know the end results - might even hurt Russia itself)
The Hungarian dictator Viktor Orbán has been linked to the Mafia and organized crime. The country is being isolated. Even Poland which had sympathized with Hungary has turned its back.
The European Union and the world should step in and stop this madness. Not stepping in is bad and potentially catastrophic for the Hungarian people, Europe and beyond.
Hungary is reducing Europe's options to sanction Russia. Not at all Ukraine friendly.
Hungary and Turkey are delaying Finland's and Sweden's entry to NATO. Hungary should make the vote in November.
UPDATE Hungary says they are going to approve Finland's and Sweden's entry to NATO but are set to oppose EU proposal for a Euro 18 billion aid package.
If Hungary is prepared to add to the suffering of the people of Ukraine, we should reconsider all business and really make a big effort to quash the corrupt regime of Hungary.
Kudos to Israel for allegedly attacking an Iran drone manufacturing facility that has been manufacturing drones to be used by Russia against Ukraine and again for their attack on Iranian defense facilities in January 2023
Israel has ashamedly been standing on the sidelines and has not stepped in to help Ukraine despite obvious similarities with Hitler and the new Hitler. It is therefore commendable that Israel did something that makes a positive difference for Ukraine.
It is time to recognize that it is impossible to make a deal with a Hitler type of personality. Sooner or later Putin will not honor any agreement. In addition Israel is insulting its past and showing ungratefulness for all the support it has gotten from around the world, not least from the US ,for not standing up to the common enemy. Now is the time to be clear that Russia stands with Iran and now is the right time to kick Iran out of Syria and to put a halt to Iran's nuclear program that not only threatens Israel but the whole of Europe. Israel should also start to really support Ukraine. Now is not the time to show weakness. This is like Nazi Germany again not enough support even when faced with mass graves!
Iran is obviously not serious about making a sensible deal. They want a deal without being properly inspected. Any deal that does not uncover all the enriched uranium and the equipment to enrich uranium would not be worth the paper it is written on. Such a deal would be an insult to all the experts on the matter and the intelligence of the general public and would leave the world at the mercy of some religious fanatics.
Iran and Russia are already working together. Iran is supplying Russia with Missiles, Drones and know how. Russia is reported as exporting its rule of terror to Iran (and also to Saudi Arabia). If Israel continues to sit on the fence the worse the situation will become. In recent days there are signs that Israel is waking up to the error of its ways.
It is time for Israel to take further action before the Iranians will be in a position to do irreversible harm to Israel. Time is running out. It will not be so nice to live in Israel when its people are at the mercy of some religious fanatic in Iran. The Iranians themselves do not like the supreme bad leaders of their country.
Waiting increases the suffering. Hitler should have been stopped earlier. The New Hitler must be stopped now. The Israel's should understand this better than anyone else. Prove that you are better. Give Ukraine unlimited support NOW!
Talk of an economic NATO, is just empty words while we continue to make various agreements with India while it keeps undermining the Russia's oil boycott.
Wake up Japan, Europe and the US. Make any agreement with India conditional on a boycott of Russian oil.
For the righteous countries of the world. While China does not support Ukraine, we should make it clear that it can not have it both ways.
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Step up your treatment of Taiwan as a separate country. Take Pelosi's visit Taiwan as a good example. Have your politicians visit Taiwan. Name your consular missions after Taiwan and not just Taipei. China deserves to be irritated as it is an enabler of the bloody invasion of the Ukraine.
China is heading for failure. If Xi is voted in again by corrupt politicians who only care for themselves and have no regard for the will of the people this will lead to the destruction of China as we come to know it. In fact the dismantling of prosperous China is well on its way.
Take for example the recent meeting between Putin and Xi. Well they made some agreements designed as an alternative to the trade and cooperation of righteous countries. At the same time the US stated they would bar the Chinese from investing in US technology firms. Guess which of these events is going to make a greater impact for the future of China.
Just a few years ago the situation for China looked promising. High economic growth and burgeoning trade with the whole world. Trade is continuing but the growth is slower, because countries around the world are becoming wary of China. Governments want to cut reliance on Chinese goods. Ordinary people around the world are noticing that China is cozying up to evil countries like Russia, North Korea, Myanmar, Iran and by extension Syria. All this will lead to China being shunned as supplier of goods and companies certainly do not want to be burned again as they have been in Russia by having operations in such a country that has a faltering sense of righteousness. With a leadership that resembles the relationship between Hitler and Mussolini. The resemblance between Tiger and Winnie the Pooh where Xi is in the role of Winnie the Pooh is absolutely nothing for Xi to be worried about compared to being compared to Hitler and Mussolini.
Thailand needs to listen to its people and kick out politicians that go against their interests.
Thailand's future lies with the West and definitely not with China. It is therefore insane that Thailand's military is doing military exercises with China; A country that is financing Russia's war in Ukraine (by buying Russia's oil) and threating most of its neighbors.
Ukraine's gravest danger comes from the three cowards that visited Kiev!
Scholtz, Macron and Draghi. They have been suggested a plan where Putin could have a ceasefire, which would allow him to regroup and reorganize to take over the whole of Ukraine, Moldova and who knows what else.
Putin himself recently said on the record to a group of students that it was a good plan to withdraw in order to come back later with a greater force. How blind, deaf, and lacking in righteous speech can these European pseudo-leaders be (see the photo above)? Are they compromised agents of Putin, just like Trump is claimed to be? (Russia is known to make donations, provide or guarantee loans, and to take compromising photos and videos of anyone, that might be useful to have under its thumb). Those monkeys are suggesting that the threat of the reintroduction of lifted sanctions would prevent Russia from attacking again later without providing proper security guarantees. Open up your eyes and ears you fools! Russia is already threatening to take on Lithuania and Poland. When you have a lunatic like Putin, the threat of sanctions is obviously not enough to hinder future aggression. It will be much more costly to be prepared for that aggression than to really help Ukraine now. Forget about making a deal with the new Hitler. WWII thought us it makes no sense to make deals with the likes of Hitler.
It is Scholtz that should have resigned rather than Boris Johnson because he is telling lies where it matters. Ukraine is not receiving heavy weapons from Germany nor is Germany providing modern weapons to Greece or Poland as it promised so that these countries in turn could send their Soviet style weapons to the Ukraine.
Russia is stepping up its attacks on the Ukrainian infrastructure (dams, electric grid, power stations), while the rest of the world does not see the urgency to really step up their support to stop the ever more aggressive new Hitler!
It is not enough that the west thinks Ukraine is winning. (See the 2nd side article)
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It is a crime against humanity not to help Ukraine as much as we can!
Yet there are countries that are really dragging their feet - including Germany and the US really needs to address some key issues NOW
During World War II big mistakes where made in dealing with Hitler. We need to ensure that we do not make similar mistakes in dealing with the new Hitler (Putin).
Apart from sending effective weapons ,what we need to do is to stop financing the evil regime. So far this is where we have miserably failed. Russia is having so much success in selling it's oil that it is refusing to sell to some bloody Indian refineries (yes bloody because anyone and not least those that want to increase their purchases of Russian oil are co-responsible for the atrocities in Ukraine). So if Russia does not need additional buyers it means that the Oil sanctions are not working. Why?
The biggest blame goes to Germany. It is more difficult to persuade other countries not to buy Russian oil while Europe continues to do so. And to give oneself additional 9 months to wean Germany off Russian oil means that Germany is co-responsible for the continued atrocities in Ukraine for all that time. How many cities have to be destroyed, lives, livelihoods, churches and hospitals? How many people, including children need to flee or to be forcibly relocated to Siberia before Germany does the right thing? Germany did not care for the economic consequences of it's non-sensical overreaction to Covid-19, yet now for a few percentage points of economic growth (if indeed there is any economic growth lost because we should actually boycott German products; vote with our feet against this greedy approach) it is just simply mean not to do more for Ukraine. Germany was responsible for WWII and Germany has been receiving enormous military aid from America. It was Germany's own decision to rely on Russian Oil and Gas despite of being warned about the perils of this approach. Now is the time to pay the consequences without continuing to support Russia, so that the righteous countries could step up their dissuasion for any country to buy Russian oil.
Secondly the United States, the EU and other countries that represent big markets should use their powers to make sure that other countries do not buy Russian oil. Otherwise stopping to buy Russian oil themselves is just a token measure that has no bite.
We should also keep in mind that the only effective way to combat climate change entails rising oil prices. A simple economic fact that Germany is ignoring and thus the green party that is part of the German coalition can only be called a pseudo-green party.
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Russia's black sea fleet needs to be sunk now!
With the world supply of grain being held hostage by the Russian fleet millions of people could die.
We can not let the people of the poorest countries around the world suffer more on top of what our inconsiderate Covid-19 policies have already inflicted upon them.
A few countries are doing a lot for Ukraine, some countries are also making a welcome partial effort, but most countries are dragging their feet, including the EU which is postponing an oil embargo until end of the year. Even though the US is doing a lot, they need NOW to enable Ukraine to attack the Russian forces that continue their relentless destruction. Now is the time to really step up the military support for Ukraine , including a lot more missiles which can be used right away rather than rely on tanks which the Ukrainians need more time to be trained on. Time is of the essence. Israel needs to OK Germany sending missiles that incorporate Israeli technology. Missiles are also needed to sink the Russian Black Sea Fleet to release the Ukrainian food export embargo imposed by Russia that is otherwise likely to cause famine across the world.
Our problem is that in the face of Ukraine's early successes the world is becoming too complacent. The New Hitler (Putin) ruthlessly trudges ahead, sparing nothing in his path and even without regard for his own soldiers. Russia has taken a lot of prisoners, including those in Mariupol. It appears his aim now is to surround and eventually capture another 50 000 Ukrainian soldiers. We can not let this happen. Although military support has been stepped up it takes too long a time to train Ukrainians to use much of this equipment. So we must think outside the box* and find ways to intervene NOW. We should not worry about stepping on the toes of the New Hitler. He has shown a total disregard for the people in these regions destroying the things they have built up in their lifetime and forcefully moving any civilians (more than a million people, including 200 000 children) who show their disapproval during interrogation, to Siberia against their will. Something that Stalin also did at the end of world war II. We can and we should massively step up our efforts and stop dragging our feet.
Although Putin has not been as successful as he expected, he is never the less gradually taking over Ukraine. We do not like to publicize it but it is a fact that he sees and it is what keeps him going. So we desperately need to step up our effort.
Russia is blockading Ukraine's food export endangering the worlds food security to counter this Ukraine needs advanced missiles to down Russia's instruments for the blockade, their war ships in the Black Sea. So that demining can take place. This must be done not only for Ukraine and to stop Putin in his tracks but to save the third world from hunger. Building some grain silos on Ukraine's land borders is a lame cowardly alternative.
Nothing less than a total boycott is required against the new Hitler's Russia
This is clearly in line with perceived public opinion. Companies and associations are indeed abandoning Russia because they see that this is what the public demands. It is the politicians that are not going as far as they should. How can any dealings be justified with the new Hitler regime.
Poland with Russia breathing down its neck has called for this boycott.
No country is excused from not taking part, for doing too little or for any delays.
One of the few countries that is now taking this seriously is the United States. Countries that are miserably failing include Germany, France, Hungary, China, India, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Read on to see what can be done about it.
'* (Outside the box ideas can take many different forms. One such idea is to send foreign navy ships to protect Ukraine's food shipments. That is a EU idea but as with everything EU when it comes to Ukraine one does not hold ones breath. Another idea is to send missiles for Ukraine to use now. Tanks may be more cost effective but there is not enough time to train the soldiers to use the tanks against the current offensive )
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Why does the new Hitler (Putin) think he has the winning hand?
Putin is no statesman. He is nothing but an amateurish spy, who never grew past that role except to become a Mafiosi full of himself.
So we need to look at things from the perspective of such a simple mind.
This is our hypothesis:
He felt that he was doing really well. He had divided America. Got the UK out of the EU and through his Oligarchs had made significant contributions to UKs ruling party. Could control the right wing parties of Europe and wider and possibly a lot of other politicians, through his tactics of bribes, loans, loan guarantees and compromising information and so on. Had for example the ex-chancellor of Germany on his payroll. Plus he had his spies working, even in the inner circles of Governments. All sorts of people were willing to compromise for money which he would combine with fear to get his own way. At home he had people thrown out of high rise windows and even in Berlin there was such an incident where the police simply handed the body back to the Russian embassy, without uproar. Like a true Mafiosi in order to send a message, rather than killing people with a bullet he would try to use chemical weapons for that, even on British soil. He had gotten the Americans out of Syria and gotten away with war crimes over there. He had totally spoiled the relations between America and Turkey. Even Poland and Hungary did not feel too welcome in the EU. He had gotten Europe hooked on Russian energy. He had gotten away with taking back Crimea and he remains confident that Trump will become his puppet apparent again. He seems to have the leaders of Europe's most populous countries in his pocket. He has gotten away with fake elections and he has all political opposition at home under his control, also when that means keeping them in jail. He had been informed that many Ukrainians would welcome Russia. He had made Belarus a puppet state. He had made agreements with OPEC and last but not least he got approval from China to invade Ukraine.
He felt like a true ruler not only of Russia but the whole world, sort of. So this year was the right time to invade.
And still he feels he is in control. He has cozied up to the populous countries of China, India, Mexico and Brazil, which are not at all hostile and has stopped France and Germany from any real interference (even the Russians make fun of how lame western support of Ukraine is: Dimitry Medvedev, deputy head of Russia's Security Council is quoted by The Telegraph as saying "some old howitzers are of zero use") . He has his Oligarchist under control, he apparently kills them and their entire families at any sign of resistance. The oil boycott will not come into full effect for another 6 months, nor the insurance boycott for ships carrying Russian oil. Nor is the oil boycott likely to be successful as there is no real pressure on countries like India and China to conform. Saudi Arabia the worlds largest supplier of Oil imports Russian Oil for its own use so that more of it's own production can be exported.
He has created the land corridor to Crimea which will enable him to continue his Hitler like plans. You have to be a fool to think it stops there. Controlling Turkey is the next step for unhindered access to the Mediterranean. (Why else would Crimea be so important?) Putin is meeting with the Turkeys leader Erdogan in July 2022 in Iran (a terrorist sponsoring country). Russia is already talking about withdrawing Lithuania's independence which through Belarus, would give it unhindered access to Russia's enclave of Kalinigrad (which like Crimea did not have a land corridor) and greater access to the Baltic Sea and beyond. Wake up world to the new Hitler.
We must stop him! Don't let potentially compromised politicians fool us, demand that your government does all it can do, to help Ukraine recover lost ground. To stop the new Hitler's expansion plans in its tracks.
Continue to the 2nd side article: "It is not enough that the west thinks Ukraine is winning"
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Eurovision 2022 winner official video showing the New Hitler (Putin's) destruction in Ukraine and the emotional crisis he is responsible for.
The video was filmen in Bucha, Irpin, Borodyanka, Hostomel, cities near Kyiv that suffered the horrors of Russian occupation.
Dedicated to the brave Ukrainian people, to the mothers protecting their children, to all those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Every man, every woman, every innocent child.
I have written this page and other pages here because I strongly believe that crimes against humanity are not just the responsibility of a few crazy people but also all the people who let them happen by being not willing to make any sacrifices and by not saying or doing anything to try stop them.
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Would you like to help or voice your opinion then please visit our Ukraine Resource Center page and use the interactive form and see what our readers are commenting. For more information about us see the about and donate page. For some background information about how Ukraine previously obtained its freedom watch the movie documentary Winter of Fire at the bottom of this page. Or see Arnolds Schwarzenegger heartfelt message to the Russian people here. Many countries are failing Ukraine by not doing enough or the right things. Including among others Germany, France, Hungary, China, India, Israel and Pakistan and Turkey. More about that here.
In the face of the incredible military opposition by Ukraine. Russia is concentrating on its primary target to link Crimea which it occupied in 2014 and subsequently connected with a bridge to Russia, with a land corridor. But why is this so important for Russia? Well the bridge can be easily blown up and Russia seems to think this access to the Black Sea unhindered by the mountains above Sochi is of upmost strategic importance. But this does not really explain it except as a step in this strategic quest because Turkey controls the access to the Black Sea and without conquering Turkey by war or the Belarusian method of gradually installing a puppet regime, it would not make sense. Either that is the strategy and / or the strategy to further continue to cut of Ukraine's access to the black see and advance to Moldova. So if Putin is not stopped now he is likely to continue in one way or another. An emboldened Putin is much more dangerous. We must make sacrifices now to avoid much greater cost of dealing with Putin later.
Ukraine must not give Russia the chance to regroup and reorganize for a renewed future invasion. It is absurd to suggest that Ukraine both give up the possibility of joining NATO and demilitarize. That would be suicidal.
Putin and his cronies are the traitors of the Russian Nation. It is obvious that Putin does not care for the people of Russia for otherwise he would not destroy Russia's reputation, Russia's economy, Russia's pride, the future for Russian youth and Russia's place in the world. Russia must not think that the sanctions and boycotts are just temporary measures that they can live with while they continue this inhuman campaign and then just simply return to normal. (See more about this point further below)
We must urgently intensify our response to the deepening Ukrainian crises and definitely not believe anything that Russia says.
A total boycott of Russia, (oil being the most important item), international peacekeepers and more military aid without delay is what is required to stop this burgeoning Hitler in his tracks
Germany enables the new Hitler by not reacting fast enough
Germany which enabled the first Hitler through passive acceptance is doing it again with the new Hitler - Putin.
For a mere perceived few percentage points of lost economic growth shortsighted Germany is dragging its feet when it comes to a total boycott of Russian oil and not doing enough to use alternative ways of receiving liquified gas from elsewhere. There are several possibilities on offer and always the possibility to build harbor facilities at an accelerated phase. Germany choose to ignore the danger of relying on Russian energy, now they simply need to pay the price without blinking. Germany being the biggest importer of goods from Hungary is also in a position to insist that Hungary supports an oil embargo.
As it is crucial to stop the flow of money that finances the Russian invasion of Ukraine we need to help Germany to prioritize. We therefore call for a boycott of both Germany and Hungary. If they see that they have more to loose by enabling the new Hitler; not only their own national security (which they seem to value way to low) but that they will loose out on more economic growth by continuing their illogical policy of financing Put with energy purchases, maybe then these countries will come to their senses. Phasing out Russian oil in 6 months, as is the EU current proposal is too slow - why continue financing the Russian invasion and all the suffering that comes with it for so long? So now is not the time to do a vacation in Germany or buy a new German car or other German products - we must vote with our feet's and wallets.
Hungary also needs to be boycotted.
Please help spread this message to everyone you know.
We must also make it clear that the sanctions will not be removed until Ukraine is totally restored at the cost of Russia and until the war criminals are put in jail, however long this will take. The longer the war goes on the longer will be Russia's recovery - we are talking about years and decades. We must make it clear that business will not immediately revert be back to normal. It should be obvious that many of Russia's neighbors will not do business with Russia again while Putin remains in power.
Living up to his Hitler reputation. Putin appointed a notorious General who has been responsible for the war crimes in Syria to take the war in Ukraine to the next stage. His first act has been to use chemical weapons against Mariupol.
The world must react quickly with a total boycott and to send some real weapons (both in capabilities and quantitates). The US has come to its senses regarding this issue. The latest package of 33 billion is being considered. But Germany which has even more to loose is only contributing 1 billion. A military and humanitarian package of something like 10 times more would be more appropriate.
In the face of Russia's intensified attacks on civilians, on health care facilities, on schools and the Stalin like forced resettlement of refugees into remote places in Russia we must increase the sanctions to a total boycott as Poland is demanding. The UN general assembly needs to send the blue helmets peace units to Ukraine in order to prevent humanitarian catastrophe. We call on all countries to promote this action NOW at the UN.
Ukraine's greatest danger now is not of loosing the current war but the mistake of making a "peace" deal with the Putin the war criminal. Russia made a deal to defend Ukraine when the Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons, it also originally made an international treaty where Crimea was said to belong to the Ukraine. And what does Russia do? It snapped Crimea back and now it is the country attacking Ukraine. So we can not and should not expect Ukraine to put a blind eye to what it has learned in its interactions with Russia. It makes no sense for Ukraine to give up its weapons and allow Russia to rebuild their military and thereby only deferring the inevitable Russia's retaking of Ukraine sometime in the future. The only way forward is for Ukraine to win the war and receive compensation and security assurances from Russia and for Russia to make some real concessions, not the other way round. Instead of displacing the Ukrainians that want to be under Ukrainian control who live in Donbas, those that are living in Donbas and do not want to be under Ukrainian control could move to Russia. We who have witnessed the Russian aggression must help Ukraine achieve this level of bargaining power. We can not let the Hitler type win in any sense of the word. The Russian people should treat Putin as a traitor and deal with him accordingly.
Common sense tells us that Ukraine who barely has the ability to defend its own territory and even if this was made more adequate is no security threat to Russia. Hence Russian demand for Ukraine to demilitarize can only be construed as an attempt to make it easier to take it over. We must point this out and help Ukraine to stay firm against such unreasonable demands. In the face of Russia's latest aggression this common sense interpretation is even more appropriate.
Possible solutions would be for Ukraine to demilitarize if and only if it would join NATO at the same time OR not to join NATO but instead of demilitarizing actually build up its defenses. But for sure Russia will not achieve any sense of greater security because all the NATO countries will be building up their defenses and Sweden and Finland will join which is what we have been suggesting because NOW is the best time when Russia is tied up in the Ukraine.
China can not have it both ways
It is totally illogical for China to support an invasion of an independent country and to justify Russia's recognition of the illegitimate terrorist controlled regions but at the same time object to any country remotely recognizing the legitimate country of Taiwan. As explained below, Russia would not be on this path without China's support. A path that begun with the declaration of independence by these regions and their recognition as independent republics by Russia and the subsequent invasion of Ukraine. Their is no reason to approve of such a Stalin type of takeover. It is not acceptable nowadays to displace people who are against the breakaway and then point to the people who remain as being for the breakaway. This method of Putin already practiced in Crimea and is similar to what Stalin did when he moved people against their will from the Baltics to Siberia. Taiwan on the other hand has not historically belonged to China and is in all practical aspects a separate country. We should make it clear that unless China stops undermining sanctions against Russia, we will recognize Taiwan. To get this dialog going I recommend you send this suggestion to your government and together we put pressure on China. No country is too small or big to be the first country to recognize Taiwan. At the very list all nations should step up their engagement with Taiwan to show China that they are on the wrong path. This has to happen without delay.
Other things we need to bear in mind is that oil boycotts do nothing to help Ukraine unless its part of a world wide enforced sanction program and that Ukraine needs anti-missile systems NOW and a no-fly-zone which could be enforced by non-NATO countries like Taiwan, South Korea and Israel. We also need to source many more fighter planes, e.g. via India (time for the country to join the alliance against the Chinese-Russian axis of evil).
World leaders need to stop mocking about and really help Ukraine NOW otherwise they are co-responsible.
The support for Ukraine, the outrage for the invasion and consequent sanctions against Russia have been greater than one could have imagined at the outset. However it is clear they are not enough. So we must take the next steps.
To create a NO-FLY ZONE now. Every country outside of NATO that has some air force capabilities could take part in enforcing the NO-FLY ZONE or at the very least provide fighter planes.
A total ban on trading Russia's Oil. This will reduce the world oil production unless Saudi Arabia, UAE (or Iran and Venezuela are allowed to) increases supplies. But that is not such a bad thing for that is the way to finally achieve what up until now has just been sweet talk but no action. We need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to combat climate change and until now we just talked about it, but have never moved in the right direction. We have made small progress but overall it has always been regress. (Of course if we do cut out Russian oil we need to at the same time take some measures to enable people to switch their consumption patterns to use less oil such as improving public transport and the provision of alternative energy. In parallel we need to make deals with and allow and help Venezuela and Iran to put oil on the market. We need to choose between the greater and lesser evils.) Cutting Russia off, from the Oil market would kill two flies with one stone to say the least.
Reduce Russia's ability to finance the war
Make it impossible for Russia to hide the consequence of the war
Undermine Putin and hence possibly leading to a his overthrow (The US and EU say this is not the aim. But if the mad man can not be stopped otherwise that may be the best solution, especially for the Russian people themselves)
Save the planet from Climate Change
100s of NGOs already support such oil and gas boycott measures
We should really cherish if UAE does what is now expected to increase oil production. It is good to keep in mind for the foreseeable future who is your friend and who are not.
It is not enough for individual countries to refrain from buying Russian Oil! That would be just an exercise in futility - A Public Relations campaign that does not really bite . When you have something like a commodity and you do not buy specific Russian products, then if you allow someone else to buy those same specific Russian products then they will and you will get the same product supplied by someone else. Then the net effect on the market and the market price is almost zero. What we need here is real sanctions and not some symbolic measures. This means we need not only to not buy Russian oil but sanction any country that does. Hopefully there will only be a few sanction breakers which we will then need to deal with.
(When it suits China it says it does not support sanctions. In actually China is sanctioning Australian coal but now this sanction has virtually no effect, because as with oil, coal is a commodity so other coal consuming countries buy Australian coal and China buys from the countries that would have supplied those other coal consuming countries.)
Germany is keeping us from saving Ukraine and the worlds Environment and at the same time damaging its own economy and foddering corruption. See my letter to Germany
The rest of the world has also to abandon Russian energy (Oil). It is tough but the most sensible thing to do. Politicians need to stop worrying about their own ratings (and the public to go easy on them in the face of rising oil prices) when it comes to saving the world from another Hitler.
Other things we can do is, a complete freeze on Russia's reserves, a complete boycott and the removal of Russia from International Organizations and a complete removal from SWIFT ( #KickRussiaOut )
We must also step up our provisions of equipment, light and heavy artillery, missile defense systems, drones and humanitarian aid.
There can not be a neutral country unless everyone respects that. You can not threaten a neutral country and expect it to remain neutral. Russia violates the airspace of neutral countries which contrary to Russian intentions only pushes them towards NATO. Ukraine was kind of neutral but with all the warmongering and a USD$ 5 billion counter productive disinformation campaign of Russia it bas been pushed into non-neutrality. When countries like Switzerland see how neutral countries are threatened and attacked they can not remain neutral. Countries that do not even stand up and defend the charter of the UN do not understand what peace is all about. Countries that only give lip-service but do not really stand up and fight for the alliance do not deserve the support of the alliance. This applies especially to Saudi Arabia. A tyrannical country that is not clever enough to seize the chance to change its ways. When Saudi Arabia will be under a serious attack it should not expect much help from us and the evil countries like Russia will no longer have the might to help.
Indeed now is the time to neutralize Russia's influence all over the world.
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We must keep up the fight against this advancing Hitler figure. If not the alternative is much worse than making some sacrifices now. For we do not know how far this mad man will try to go. The second World War should have taught us that if we do not halt the advance right at the beginning then much more resources and sacrifices will be required to stop him later on, if at all possible.
We call on all countries and group of countries to get their act together. We have a world emergency and we must act now. We have to consider the above suggestions NOW.
Russian politicians should have the sense to disassociate themselves from Putin (even if it means jail now) or else they will be remembered like the war criminals that where prosecuted at the Nuremberg trials over the Nazis. These politicians, media people and everybody else who takes part in this theater has to be blind not to see that this war and this denial of the truth is very bad for the Russian people. To continue this play is not only a crime against the rest of the world but also a crime against the Russian people themselves. (The same arguments apply to Belarus)
We copied the UN Resolution to our website. Please read it to see for yourself that there is nothing in there that any fair country could not agree to. Protest against the cowardice of those countries and try to change the attitude of those who abstain from defending the charter of the UN against the mad Putin. These are Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, China, Cuba, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. The countries that voted against the resolution are hopeless anyway including Eritrea, North Korea and Syria and of course the aggressors themselves Russia and Belarus.
Although all middle eastern countries south of the Persian Gulf approved the resolution, many of these countries are NOT doing enough to support Ukraine. They can well afford to lend Ukraine some fighter planes, even enforce a full or partial No-Fly Zone, give technology and displace Russian oil on the world market. Now is the chance for these countries to show that they are not a club of tyrants! It is mind boggling that these countries are not joining in the fight against Russia, when Russia is working so closely with their enemy Iran.
Our words need to be clear. It is not enough to call for a cessation of hostilities (the Ukrainians have a right to defend themselves and regain territory lost), we need to make clear calls for an end to the Russian aggression! This applies to countries, associations and individuals.
Nations that are dragging their feet in responding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and are failing otherwise to come to Ukraine's rescue are co-responsible for Russian aggression.
Russia is clearly going against the charter of the UN by invading and bombing Ukraine. Suspend Russia from the UN now and/or remove Russia or its Veto from the UN Security Council - If need be make a new Security Council. Such measures would send a strong signal to everybody in Russia, including all the people who actively or passively support Putin. #KickRussiaOut
To send a strong signal, Russia and Belarus should be removed from all international associations (as is already happening) and to keep up the pressure, all trade should be cut (as is already happening in some sectors). Those countries that do not take part should be subject to a boycott themselves including China and India. If governments are hesitant to make sanctions we as individuals should boycott products from countries that undermine our own security! People who answer our questionnaire overwhelmingly support extending boycotts to nations that undercut the sanctions against Russia in one way or another. What is your opinion? Please answer our questionnaire. It is important that we have the opinions of as many people as possible.
Create a No-Fly zone (that applies to the Russian military) over Ukraine, this can be organized by nations that are outside NATO such as Israel, India, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Either that or accelerate the provision of fighter jets and other heavy weapons to the Ukraine. Ukraine needs this now, waiting may make it too late. If we do not do this and just watch Russia gradually take over Ukraine then Putin is likely to keep on going. He is getting desperate now so use the opportunity when he goes to far to impose the no-fly zone. Wake up world.
It does not make sense to take over another country by war.
It destroys your image and a lot of people will hate you. Not only the people in the country being taken over but also your own people. Because with war comes misery. The German people know this. Even many decades after World War II, the German people are met with suspicion and are not as welcome as they would otherwise be.
What is the use of being the official ruler of a country if the citizens of your country are despised by the locals if they visit, so much so that many would indeed not visit at all.
It makes more sense to work on closer relations between the countries. Through cooperation you have much more to gain.
Young people especially value unrestricted mobility. They want to be able to travel, without being hated, to the country that is or is being considered for take over. This argument also applies to Chinas warmongering against Taiwan.
We should protest all around the world, outside not only Russian embassies but outside Chinese, Indian and Saudi Arabian embassies for without China, India and Saudi Arabia, Russia would abandon its plan.
China needs to follow the US, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea in signing restrictive export controls on tech-starved Russia.
China, India and Saudi Arabia bear responsibility for Russian treatment of Ukraine. For China to merely insist on talks is not enough. These talks are just a show while Russia does not change its attitude. There is no-way in light of the current aggression that Ukraine can agree with Russia not to join the EU and/or the NATO military's alliance. It is also doubtful that Ukraine can agree to the extension of the Russian controlled Crimea with a land corridor to the Russian controlled east Ukraine. Especially since Russia has shown unreasonable behavior since it overtook Crimea, displacing Crimean's without compensation and sometimes blockading part of Ukraine from access to the Black Sea.
While most other countries around the world had condemned Russians intentions to invade Ukraine, China did not do so clearly, until it was too late. To the contrary China made the invasion possible; Russia would never have invaded Ukraine without China's support. Especially not without China's intention to buy Natural Gas and hence the reduction of Russia's dependency on western buyers. (The western media diplomatic criticism of China is laughable - how low can they go in order not to be thrown out of China?)
Such behavior from China makes it unfit to be a super power. (The same goes for India.)
It is time for China to grow up, and stop making childish quarrels with its neighboring countries, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, India and Australia.
The Ukraine war is not in the spirit of the Olympics. It is a pity that China let it happen that the Winter Olympics 2022 will be remembered as merely the prelude to a War it chose not to stop!
China has still the possibility of joining the rest of the world in sanctioning Russia. The question is if Mr. Xi is a world statesman enough to do that? If not, the Communist party should replace him. It is a public relations disaster for China to have Europeans think of her as a partner in war crimes against their own continent. Now is an opportunity to show a friendly face to Europe and the US which makes much more sense then cozying up to insignificant Russia - Even the Chinese people do not like it.
The leaders in question should keep in mind that some powerful people may indeed not like the warmongering or wars and may be able to make them powerless. This applies, non withstanding whether they are the oligarchy, the communist party or whether it is the power of a popular uprising.
It is disgusting to hear some Chinese spokesperson on the BBC speaking as if Putin's demand that Ukraine not join NATO would be a realistic choice for Ukraine after all that has happened with this invasion. It also does not sound right when the Pakistani authorities seek special treatment for of its Nationals in Ukraine rather than condemning the whole thing. The Indian diplomats are not doing their job. The majority of people who answer our questionnaire from all over the world would like China and India to be boycotted also. They are not acting like friendly nations that we would like to reward with our business when they do nothing while a European country is going through hell.
Hitler will always be despised in history. Leaders should think if they really want to be on the wrong side of history, following in Hitler's steps or in the steps of leaders who allied with him, like Mussolini?
The situation in Ukraine is not just about the Ukraine itself. It is about not repeating the mistakes that countries did in dealing with Hitler. It is about not giving in to one demand in return for a halt to aggression only to discover later that the aggression will never the less continue later.
The Russian Foreign Minister has told the same lies over and over again. So often that he himself may have started to believe them and hence his conviction in telling them. But he and those of us that are gullible we need just to stand back a little bit, and think to see what utter nonsense he is talking. There shouldn't be any threat against non communist Russia. Russia would be just as welcome in Europe as any other country if its leader would not constantly be trying to undermine the continent and if the corruption would not be so blatant.
We can not and should not look the other way as was the case for far too long with Hitler.
With Putin one has to use a bit of common sense to see what is obvious:
Crimea was not about the people but access to the Black Sea
If one listened to Putin's speech then it is not about what people want in Ukraine as a whole. He seems to believe that the whole country does not have a right to exist
Nor does he recognize the true will of the people of Belarus (He has no problem with election results being faked at home or abroad as in Belarus)
He displaces people and then calls for elections in the affected small areas.
The man is obviously psychologically disturbed with his great fear of Covid (and therefore pretty much isolated from human empathy). His speech also indicates he is living in a different century in the company of madmen. Western leaders have noticed that this is not quite the same man he was a few years ago.
He obviously governs with terror. Hardly anyone dares object out of fear of falling out of a high rise window (The crude execution method of the Russian secret service)
I know people from all over the world, including Russians. But it is clear to me that Russians still living in Russia are more afraid to speak than anyone else I know. But I suspect this is changing now.
What kind of a country sends heavily built men with forbidden war chemicals to kill someone released as a part of a spy prison exchange program. Putin's Russia
Who is naïve enough to believe that those men traveled all this way to look at some English cathedral? The Russian people?
What kind of country shoots down a passenger airline? Putin's Russia
What kind of country plunders another countries (Sudan's) gold? Putin's Russia
What kind of country blows up a facility housing prisoners of war? Putin's Russia
What kind of country steals grain and tries to export it? Putin's Russia
What kind of country makes a club out of bad countries, such as North Korea, Syria and Iran? Putin's Russia
What kind of country encourages war crimes, e.g. by transferring a notorious general from Syria to the Ukraine? Putin's Russia
What kind of people are proud of videos showing Russian soldiers, castrate and kill an Ukrainian prisoner of war. Pro-kremlin supporters.
People in Brazil should go out on the street to protest against president Bolsonaro attitude towards Ukraine. (Maybe there is no need because Bolsonaro who did Trump imitations is about to be voted out of office)
For some people in the US who do not fully understand the meaning of the bombing of Ukraine and what kind of feeling it brings up in Europeans one needs to draw parallels to the 911 attacks. It is about war and terror being brought home. It is about the history of Hitler being reawakened.
It is time to recognize that the ex US president (even though he perhaps WAS not as bad as some media portrayed him to be) is clearly a Russian asset (judging from recent statements -his statements are critical of the war but still do not sound like those coming from someone that has not been compromised) and he like Putin has deteriorated from bad to worse. Now is the time for leadership and unity from both sides of the US legislative chambers and from the US as a whole. This is important not only for American pride but also for Europeans who do not like the idea of being left out in the cold. Europe and the rest of the world need the US as much as the US needs Europe and the rest of the world.
When Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons it received in return security guarantees from the US, UK and Russia. Now it is time for the US to live up to those promises. If it does not, then it can not credibly expect other countries to give up nuclear weapon capabilities or aspirations for nuclear weapon capabilities.
At minimum create a No-Fly zone over Ukraine.
Countries that rely on US defense or technology, including Germany, Hungary, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and South Korea should show even greater support in helping the US deal with the Ukrainian situation.
So called allies such as Austria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Ireland, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland have also some responsibility to take part in Ukraine defense for they themselves might one day find themselves in the same position that Ukraine finds itself now. There is no way they could defend themselves from a major power without additional assistance. It is not fair that they expect other nations to come to their assistance if they are not themselves willing to help. Nations that are outside military associations such as NATO have an extra responsibility to help each other.
Members and not least the leaders of the Wagner Group , Chechen and Belarus military should be targeted specifically, now and for years to come.
For any country that is dithering between making alliances with Russia versus NATO such as Serbia, the appeal of Russia has nose dived. Such countries need to oppose Russian aggression whole heartily. India has put some orders for Russian military equipment on hold and Serbia seems to be coming to its senses. But to be credible peace loving countries much more needs to be done. India don't be foolish; support Ukraine and avoid being sanctioned by the US.
For some young people who feel that this is far away. That Ukraine is a country with people who have little in common with them, then let it be clear that most young Ukrainian people are just like you and have similar dreams and aspirations, which are now being shattered. How would you feel if this was happening to you?
Europe needs the support of the whole world to counter this evil man. It is not about the Russian people themselves but about Putin and everyone who supports him. The people in Russia need to see beyond the propaganda and do what they can, so as not to take part or be as passive or obedient as the otherwise good people of Hitler's Germany were.
Russian military people should find ways to not follow orders, to work with the Ukrainians, to defect, to sabotage their own equipment, to miss their targets or otherwise not take part in this war against their brothers and sisters. Soldiers who surrender are given amnesty and money. To Surrender you throw your weapon on the ground and assume a non threatening posture with your hands visible.
Some Russian military platoons are already surrendering. Great to see people save each other from bloodshed.
Anyone doing Putin's evil work should resign and refuse to take part in this obvious evil. This includes media people (some of which are already resigning) and people who prop up the regime in one way or another. Hurrah to the Ballet Prima Dona who just resigned!
I was once asked by a Russian embassy employee for a framed map that showed all the airports. Of course I had a map made that did NOT contain all the airports :)
It is not the people of Ukraine that need to be freed (as Putin says) but the people of Russia need to be freed from Putin. The people of Russia need to find a way to free themselves. They freed themselves from communism before; they can free themselves again! Putin is a traitor for the Russian people. Putin has his ideas of what to do with traitors. It is time for him to get a taste of his own medicine.
The Russian administration and the Russian media said it was pure Western propaganda to say that Russia would invade. These statements and news have now been proven to be lies. It is important to learn something from these and all the lies that constantly come out of Russia and Russian media. There is nothing to be believed from those sources. When Russia now says that it is their aim only to demilitarize Ukraine and not to take over the country, this is not to be believed.
Why did I write this letter?
Because I strongly believe that crimes against humanity are not just the responsibility of a few crazy people but also all the people who let them happen by not saying or doing anything to try stop them.
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