Ball. Court. Germany: how do you like those 2000EURs/month heating bills?

Gold, Goats, and Guns: https://tomluongo.me/2021/10/06/european-energy-crisis-gas-you-think-burning/ The European Gas Crisis keeps hitting new high after new high as gas prices around the world go ballistic.  While this isn’t just a European problem, if you read the MSM, that’s all they seem to care about.   You know, it snows in Japan as well folks, and China.Continue reading “Ball. Court. Germany: how do you like those 2000EURs/month heating bills?”

Unpacking the Russia Lie

ZeroHedge: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/atlantics-franklin-foer-allegedly-identified-reporter-2-sussmann-indictment The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer Allegedly Identified As “Reporter-2” In The Sussmann Indictment BY TYLER DURDENSATURDAY, SEP 18, 2021 – 01:30 PM Authored by Jonathan Turley, I have a column today in the Hill on the indictment of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann by Special Counsel John Durham. The indictment fills in a great numberContinue reading “Unpacking the Russia Lie”

Punching Above Their Weight

Comfort, luxury, and air superiority can be yours at the low, low price of $30 million/copy Strategic Culture Foundation: https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2021/07/27/what-week-did-russia-achieve-check-mate-with-its-latest-introduction-cutting-edge-weapon-systems/ Robert BridgeJuly 27, 2021 Russia has, in just one week, upped the military ante to such a degree that long-term peace in this part of the world is a very tempting thought. While it remainsContinue reading “Punching Above Their Weight”

Die Deutschen brauchen das Gas. Or, if you prefer …Немцам нужен газ

Here’s Tom Luongo spelling out the obvious: https://tomluongo.me/2021/07/24/nordstream-2s-hard-lesson-in-reality-for-everyone/ Nordstream 2’s Hard Lesson in Reality for Everyone For more than six years everyone who is anyone in a politically sensitive position in Europe and the U.S. has wrung their hands over the Nordstream 2 pipeline. From the moment it was announced the howls of pain couldContinue reading “Die Deutschen brauchen das Gas. Or, if you prefer …Немцам нужен газ”

Crimea 2.0

“Forward, the Light Brigade!”Was there a man dismayed?Not though the soldier knew   Someone had blundered.   Theirs not to make reply,   Theirs not to reason why,   Theirs but to do and die.   Into the valley of Death   Rode the six hundred. Immortalized by Tennyson in his 1854 poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” published in The Examiner, praising the brigade (“When canContinue reading “Crimea 2.0”

Циркон

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3M22_Zircon Zircon is believed to be a maneuvering, winged hypersonic cruise missile with a lift-generating center body. A booster stage with solid-fuel engines accelerates it to supersonic speeds, after which a scramjet motor with liquid-fuel (JP-10 Jet fuel) in the second stage accelerates it to hypersonic speeds. The missile’s range is estimated to beContinue reading “Циркон”

Безопасность

Pepe Escobar in Zero Hedge explains the obvious: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-why-russia-driving-west-crazy  Why Russia Is Driving The West Crazy Future historians may register it as the day when usually unflappable Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov decided he had had enough: We are getting used to the fact that the European Union is trying to impose unilateral restrictions, illegitimateContinue reading “Безопасность”

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Ironic that John le Carre passed last week. Let’s revisit some dialog from the epic screenplay for his “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”: CONTROL: “Shut up, Esterhase.” Control waves him down. Smiley considers the report dispassionately.SMILEY: “If it’s genuine it’s gold-dust.(Beat) But its topicality makes it suspect.” Control turns to Alleline, with a mocking smile.CONTROL: “SmileyContinue reading “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

“When the European Union speaks as a superior, Russia wants to know: Can we do any business with the EU?”

Lavrov: “No matter what we do, the West will try to hobble and restrain us, and undermine our efforts in the economy, politics, and technology. These are all elements of one approach.” Question: “Their national security strategy states that they will do so.” Lavrov: “Of course it does, but it is articulated in a way thatContinue reading ““When the European Union speaks as a superior, Russia wants to know: Can we do any business with the EU?””