"Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Jun 8 • 22 tweets • 10 min read
#Putin on the food crisis says the situation started in 2020 (not after Russia's special mil op in #Ukraine) when, amid pandemic measures, the #US started printing money. "The money supply in the US grew by 5.9 trillion in less than 2 years...The total cash supply grew by 38.6%"
#Putin says "#US financial authorities believed the dollar was a global currency, and it would spread, as usual, as it did in previous years, would dissolve in the global economy, and the US would not even feel it. But that did not happen, not this time."
Jun 8 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
"It is a one thing to say that the world is interconnected, as a cliché. It is quite another to observe what actually happens on the ground when those connections get torn apart."eurointelligence.com/column/the-wes…#Russia#Ukraine
"We had no plan for a pandemic, no plan for a war, and no plan for when both are happening at the same time."
Jun 8 • 7 tweets • 5 min read
Proposed powers to sell, redistribute Russian assets may violate international law, says legal expert | CBC News cbc.ca/news/politics/…#Freeland#cdnpoli#Trudeau#Russia#Ukraine️
"CBC News asked the offices of both Finance Minister Chrystia #Freeland, in whose name C-19 stands, and FA Minister Melanie Joly, who's responsible for Canada's sanctions regime, whether the Liberal gov sought or received guidance on whether it complies with international law."
Jun 6 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
"this endless effort to skewer and bait political opponents and critics, this finger-in-the-eye politics, has become the Liberals main guiding purpose." nationalpost.com/opinion/carson…#Trudeau#cdnpoli
"Mr. #Trudeau is responding to the #US debate over guns and mass shootings...he also vowed to defend abortion rights after the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked. He even made a show of kneeling at a Black Lives Matter rally" wsj.com/articles/justi…
1/ #Trudeau's is the most ideological gov in #Canada's history. Canada is now ruled by an uneducated stubborn man whose only goal is to antagonize Canadians who don't vote for him because they hurt his vanity. #cdnpoli2/ Today #Trudeau's coalition voted to keep drastic Covid vaccine mandates as restrictions are lifted everyhwere, and Trudeau announced a total freeze on gun ownership because of what's happening in the #US, not because of anything happening in Canada. #cdnpoli
May 30 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Every day is a groundhog day when it comes to the #EU banning Russian oil.
The fact that EU reps have been talking about banning Russian oil every day for 3 months, while each time claiming unity and consensus, means they're unable to enforce a total ban
"Europe’s concerns have changed since #Russia invaded #Ukraine and the West responded with sanctions. In just a few weeks, energy security has eclipsed the climate crisis." mondediplo.com/2022/06/02ener…
"Three months into the invasion, the energy war being fought far from Ukraine already has its winners and losers. The #EU, and #Germany in particular, clearly fall into the loser category." #Ukraine#Russia
May 30 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
#Lavrov to French TV:
"The priority of the Russian Federation is the liberation of the DPR and the LPR, the residents of #Ukraine must determine their own future
Russia protects people and the Russian language, which has been discriminated against and attacked by the Kiev regime"
#Lavrov to French TV:
"The Russian army will not adjust its actions to the dates, and the pace of the operation is associated with minimizing losses.
The European Union will not be able to use its own armies — #NATO will not allow it."
May 29 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
#Ukraine is a millstone around Europe’s neck. indianpunchline.com/ukraine-is-a-m…
"there is much of debris falling on Europe on other fronts (than Russian energy). The UN says that as of May 24, 6.6 million refugees have left #Ukraine for neighbouring countries. They are entitled to social welfare payments and access to housing, medical treatment and schools"
May 29 • 20 tweets • 9 min read
How #Russia Must Reinvent Itself to Defeat the West’s ‘Hybrid War’ — Russia in Global Affairs eng.globalaffairs.ru/articles/russi…@DmitriTrenin
"#US & allies have set much more radical goals than the relatively conservative containment and deterrence strategies used toward the USSR. They are in fact striving to exclude Russia from world politics as an independent factor, and to completely destroy the #Russia-n economy"
May 27 • 19 tweets • 6 min read
"Stuck in their trenches, the Ukrainian volunteers lived off a potato per day as Russian forces pounded them with artillery and Grad rockets on a key eastern front line. Outnumbered, untrained and clutching only light weapons, the men prayed for the barrage to end" #Ukrainewashingtonpost.com/world/2022/05/…
May 26 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
So if the #US is not going to lift sanctions for #Russia if Russia ends the war now in #Ukraine, why would Russia end the war now?
The US behaves as a master, as in master and slave, who demands everything and gives nothing.
The food crisis has many causes:
The COVID economic fallout is still lingering on;
The sanctions themselves are causing a spike in food prices because of the spike in energy prices;
Russia, not #Ukraine, is among the largest producers of grain, just after after China and India.
May 26 • 9 tweets • 5 min read
At the #WEF in #Davos, 'solidarity with #Ukraine was total...but solidarity comes with a cost' theguardian.com/business/2022/…
"the war would be bad for the global economy, with the only dispute about exactly how bad. Estimates ranged all the way from a mild dose of stagflation through to Soros’s prediction of a depression." #Ukraine
May 25 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
'The civilized world' #Ukraine
There are two ways in which one can understand the word civilization. 1/ An advanced cultural and technological state of a society; 2/ The cultural and technological state of a human society at a certain time.
The first has a supremacist connotation.
May 10 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
1/ It is one thing to pour weapons into #Ukraine, but for a country like this, it must provide for its citizens, not the least salaries, pensions and money to rune institutions. How will Ukraine and the West do it?
2/ Why #Russia should not be in a hurry in #Ukraine: #EU planning to fund the operating expenses of Kiev for at least 3 months (€15 billion) through a new debt emission. #Zelensky needs $7 billion per month to pay salaries, pensions & other gov expenditures.
May 9 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
Something really bizarre not highlighted by Western media: #Russia could target #Kiev, #Zelensky and the western delegations visiting him anytime with missiles. However, Russia is choosing not to do this. Ask yourself: why?
On the contrary, the #US, #NATO and #Israel never hesitate to target high level officials during their bombing campaigns even if it means having to fake an apology later or no apology at all. US/NATO hunted and killed Qaddafi, never apologized for this, even boasted about it.
May 8 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
Been thinking a lot lately about #Trudeau's useless Covid vaccine mandates that bar the unvaccinated from federally regulated transport (trains & planes):
They are at odds with the Science of Covid transmission;
They are at odds with provincial Covid policies, and the world;
#Trudeau's vaccine mandates are also at odds with the Science of Covid vaccines (2 doses = full vaccination). Trudeau's top doctor flouted the idea of a 3rd dose for full vaccination, but Trudeau knows he will lose support for the mandates if he were to ask this from Canadians.
Canadian sniper Wali is back in Canada after spending two months in #Ukraine, including time in the Donbas. Like others bofore him, he describes a total disorganization of the foreign legion, lack of communications, lack of weapons, and lack of training. lapresse.ca/actualites/202…
The war is a terrible deception, said Wali. #Ukraine
May 6 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Italian journalist covering the Donbas at UNSC convened on May 6 on #Ukraine: "I can understand Russian propaganda; I can understand Ukrainian propaganda. What remains incomprehensible to me is European propaganda." timhayward.wordpress.com/2022/05/06/gio…
"it is practically impossible to form an objective opinion on the reality on the ground...
Govts & digital platforms...are trying to limit access to information online. It seems that their goal is to support a single narrative of the facts." #Ukraine