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Mikhail Gorbachev is 90 and still speaks for Peace
Mikhail Gorbachev celebrates his 90th birthday on March 2, 2921. Revered for helping end the Cold War, Gorbachev received birthday greetings from the Kremlin and other world leaders. But back home, Russians remain divided over his legacy.
On the behalf of RAGA and myself I sent cordial greetings to the former Soviet leader via the Kremlin-critical newspaper, Novaya Gazeta which Gorbachev sponsors. I praised him for introducing glasnost and abstaining from violence throughout his rule. I also recalled that we had two friendly encounters—one in Washington, another in Moscow—after his retirement. After all, we went to the same University of Moscow and resided in the same Stromynka dormitory where he and his late wife Raisa did. Even now Gorbachev’s voice helps calm US-Russia relations.
1 марта, 2021, понеделькик. Поздравил Горбачёва с 90-литием
Увидел статью Дмитрия Муратова в НОВОЙ ГАЗЕТЕ о Горбачёве и сразу же мне пришла мысль поздравить его с 90-летием
Дмитрию Муратову просьба передать Горбачёву:
Дорогой Михаил Сергеевич! Примите от Общества Доброй Воли между США и Россией (www.RAGA.org) и от меня лично самые сердечные поздравления с Вашим заслуженным 90-летием! Нам нравится, что Вы "по-прежнему презираете решение проблем с помощью войн". А потому берегите своё здоровье, чтобы сказать своё веское слово в пользу ненасилия ради мира и гармонии во всём мире!
P.S. Мы встречались с Вами на праздновании новой Конституции России на форуме в Вашингтоне (успели поздороваться) и потом на прениях и банкете в МГУ, организованном профессором Кувалдиным.
А в 1950-х мы жили в одном общежитии МГУ на Стромынке! (но едва ли виделись)
БОГ В ПОМОЩЬ
W George Krasnow
As pointed out in my book, Russia Beyond Communism: A Chronicle of National Rebirth, it was a peaceful revolt against the official Marxist-Leninist ideology which guided the negligence, desecration, and destruction of Russia’s pre-1917 traditional Christian culture that had flourished since Russia’s Baptism in the year of 988. It was also a heroic peaceful effort to affirm Russia’s national identity by reviving its traditional culture, with its Orthodox Christian roots. “National” does not mean here a narrow nationalist, because Russia has been a multi-ethnic state where Russian Christians lived side by side with Muslim Tatars, Lithuanian Catholics, Jews, and Buddhist Kalmyks, plus a dozen of smaller ethnicities in a single state. Now the secular Russian state affirms the freedom of conscience in its present Constitution.
The readers of RAGA Antidotes know that I have been stressing that Russia of today is neither a clone of the USSR nor a full-fledged heir of Tsarist Russia. She is still struggling to find its new identity in the family of nations and it’s best to leave her alone. That’s why I am just as likely to honor the former dissidents like Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Vladimir Osipov (1938 – 2020), my U of Moscow classmate who later spent 15 years in Soviet prisons for samizdat publishing (see RAGA Antidote 58) as Mikhail Gorbachev, a Soviet leader who allowed glasnost and favored peaceful development at home and abroad. In fact, for Yevgeny Primakov (1929 – 2015), another former Soviet leader and prime-minister of post-Soviet Russia, I wrote an obituary praising him for affirming Russia’s sovereignty vis-à-vis the USA.( W. George Krasnow Ph.D on Yevgeny Primakov, R.I.P.)
US media rightly celebrated George F Kennan 75th Anniversary of "The Long Telegram"- Tuesday, February 23, 2021/ Online Event Facebook Twitter Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Regrettably, while US mass media remembered well what the famed diplomat said 75 years ago, they failed even to mention the wise warning that he issued in 1997 of our own time:
“Expanding NATO would be the most fateful error of American policy in the entire post-cold-war era. Such a decision may be expected to inflame the nationalistic, anti-Western and militaristic tendencies in Russian opinion; to have an adverse effect on the development of Russian democracy; to restore the atmosphere of the cold war to East-West relations, and to impel Russian foreign policy in directions decidedly not to our liking.”
See George F. Kennan. “A Fateful Error,” New York Times, February 5, 1997. https://www.nytimes.com/1997/02/05/opinion/a-fateful-error.html
I was privileged to hear this warning when I attended Kennan’s speech---to the same effect—at the conservative Hoover Institute at Stanford.
RAGA warned USA too
Actually, as early as APRIL 7, 1993, in a discussion of U.S.-Russia Relations with Michael Mandelbaum, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Clinton Administration, I expressed similar misgivings about the NATO and U.S. policy towards Russia in general (https://www.c-span.org/video/?39522-1/us-russia-relations#).
Seeing no positive change, in March of 1999, I wrote Open Letter on the Russian Crisis. Addressed to President Clinton and his advisers, it was circulated on the site of (David) Johnson Russia List receiving more than a hundred endorsements from Americans concerned with deterioration of US-Russia relations.
"The world may be sleepwalking into a crisis which could have catastrophic effect on all of us," writes one such world citizen. “We are convinced that the very survival of Russia as a distinct civilization and a major contributor to the cultural biodiversity of the planet is at stake”.
Finally, in 2001, I wrote an article DON’T COUNT RUSSIA OUT: A Reply to Jeffrey Tayler in which I challenged him and likeminded Americans head on: "Russia Is Finished," proclaims Jeffrey Tayler in his article in the May issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Not only is it finished, "as a Great Power," but cannot expect any better future than that of "Zaire with permafrost…a sparsely populated yet gigantic land of natural resources exploited by an authoritarian elite as the citizenry sinks into poverty, disease, and despair." It is doomed irrevocably by its own history, religion, and the character of its people.(See 6/22/2001 http://www.raga.org/news/dont-count-russia-out-a-reply-to-jeffrey-tayler”). I doubt there are many Americans now who are so foolish to think like Tayler did.
Season’s Personal Blessings
Not to forget, this season I myself got a number of personal blessings. First, several signal copies of my new book From the East to the West: A message of Peace arrived at Moscow ten days prior to my birthday on February 24. The parcel was mailed from New Delhi, INDIA, right after the first print run, but COVID slowed down the air service.
On the same day I also got several copies of Anti-Nuclear Manifesto XXI, Including a brief commentary from me. It was published by Leo Semashko of Sankt-Petersburg who founded The Global Harmony Association 16 years ago. Here is his personal page (https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=676)
A tireless champion of Peace via Harmony and Non-Violence, Dr. Semasko was able to arraign his colleagues to issue the following statement which my RAGA associates kindly posted on the site:
We wish today a happy 84th birthday to Vladislav Krasnov, an outstanding historian, writer, humanist and peacemaker, whom we wish strong health and long years of creativity, celebrating his great peace merits with a nomination for the GGHA Highest Honorary Title "World Harmony Gandhian Creator" (below).
Of course, I am happy to congratulate with the same title my peace-loving colleague from India, the outstanding poet Ashok Chakravarthy Tholana.
Sharon Tennison about the Multi-Polar World and The Quincy Institute
Increasingly, the internet is providing us facts that we seldom get in our mainstream media. The following are the first RT articles I remember sending to our CCI audience. These pieces below are concise and contain the same type of information being covered across the world. It’s time for us to wake up to the new “Multi-polar” world in which we now exist….
… Russia’s vision of a multipolar order is not possible without a strong China. After the Western support for the 2014 Maidan coup in Ukraine, Russia ended its three-centuries-long Western-centric foreign policy and the post-Cold War ambition to integrate with the West. Russia replaced its ambition for Greater Europe with the Greater Eurasia Initiative that advanced economic integration on the supercontinent. At the center of the Greater Eurasia Initiative is a strategic partnership with China. [Continue Reading]
… Also: Google The Quincy Institute first, if you don’t know the scope of this new Institute. Then click this URL https://youtu.be/uSauo4d-SMA to learn about the 800 bases from Bacevich and his three expert researchers. If you go to about 4 minutes in ... Bacevich will begin to explore this topic.
I was amazed to learn so much in such a short time!
Center for Citizen Initiatives
Ron Unz: Our Disputed Election
American Pravda: Our Disputed Election.
RON UNZ • JANUARY 14, 2021
...Trump has always seemed like an ignorant buffoon to me, but I think the Democrats and liberals have almost gone insane in their opposition to him… The Hunter Biden corruption scandal seemed about as serious as any in modern presidential election history and Biden’s official victory margin was just 0.01%. So if the American voters had been allowed to learn the truth, Trump almost certainly would have won the election, quite possibly in an Electoral College landslide. Given these facts, anyone who continues to deny that the election was stolen from Trump is simply being ridiculous.
… Even without any new governmental legislation, a remarkable Internet crackdown has already begun. In an absolutely unprecedented development, the sitting president of the United States—who had just lost his reelection by 0.01% of the vote—has been summarily banned by Twitter, Facebook, and all other major social media outlets, preventing him from communicating with his followers, and with many of his leading supporters suffering the same fate... Our Information Age has entered a truly Orwellian period.
Matt Taibbi We Need a New Media System
We Need a New Media System, Jan 11, 2021
If you sell culture war all day, don’t be surprised by the real-world consequences. The moment a group of people stormed the Capitol building last Wednesday, news companies began the process of sorting and commoditizing information that long ago became standard in American media….…Media firms work backward. They first ask, “How does our target demographic want to understand what’s just unfolded?” Then they pick both the words and the facts they want to emphasize….
Brother Nathanael: The Unholy Alliance
The Unholy Alliance. January 19 2021 The Unholy Alliance @
…The alliance glues a Marxist, Jewish, and Totalitarian glob together.
It fuses the Jew-owned media; the FED-funded military; the Jewish-owned censorious technocracy known as Big Tech; the CIA-Mossad Intell cabal; and a slew of Jews and shills on Capitol Hill forming a consolidated one-party dictatorship…all into one huge totalitarian mob.
KRASNOW’ COMMENT: Usually, I refrain from commenting to leave RAGA readers free to make up their minds. However, Bro Nate is so bold in alluding to my native Russia that I hope his intuition, perceptive as it is, might be wrong. Why? Because Russia’s fate in the 20th century was so tragic not just for the opponents of Communism but also for its most ardent Leftist protagonists, such as Leo Trotsky, Bela Kun or Karl Radek. The Bolshevik revolution devoured its most fiery devotees with the same gusto as the French Revolution did its own. Therefore Reconciliation between the Left and the Right in the United States is the Demand of Our Time.
The best way to start is to read Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the French Revolution. An Irish member of the British Parliament, Burke was perceptive enough to see early on—he wrote the book in 1790!---that beautiful sloganeering of the intellectual hot-heads among the revolutionaries was so totally emotional and divorced from reality that it was bound to degenerate, first, to terror against the rich and titled then switching to self-terrors. His forecast was surprisingly accurate, especially; since by 1790 the guillotine was not yet employed. Not for nothing Burke’s statute graces Massachusetts Ave., Washington DC, near the conservative CATO institute.
Allan Brownfeld on Thomas E. Ricks’ First Principles
Allan Brownfeld, my friend and RAGA associate, just sent me an excellent review of an incisive book First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country by Thomas E. Ricks . With the current rise of Left-wing historical amnesia, the book is very timely in its relevance TODAY. “The coronavirus pandemic reminded America of a lesson it had forgotten about the public good—-a phrase that occurs over 1,300 times in Founders Online. Health is a public good—-which is one reason everyone should have access to health care”.
As Brownfeld concludes, “Thomas Ricks has done all of us a great service in writing this book. Ironically, it appears just when the teaching of classics is coming under attack in some circles, as is Western Civilization itselfre. It serves as an important rejoinder to such critics.”
FOOTNOTE: Allan Brownfeld represents the American Council for Judaism, but he is also independent political writer whose columns have appeared on the site of Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation https://www.fgfbooks.com/AboutUS.html where both of us are listed as writers: http://fgfbooks.com/AllanBrownfeld/aBrownfeld-bio.html
I am proud to say that I have found Allan’s articles so good that I translated some of them to Russian. WGK
STOP Mass Media Anti-Democratic Monopolies
I agree with Bro Nate and others who expressed concern with the anti-democratic abuse of US and world mass media. In fact, I expressed such concern in my 2016 letter to Barack Obama
TO: Mr. Barack Obama, POTUS
The White House
FROM: W. George Krasnow
DATE: November 7, 2016
RE: Your letter of October 21, 2016
<<1. First, no POTUS can act wisely unless there is access to reliable information. You have denied yourself such access when you, for instance, failed to fight for Chas Freeman as chair of the National Intelligence Council. Make sure that the next administration is not spoon-fed by the Neo-Cons and their allies in the academic establishment and the corporate media. It is them whom my friend Israel Shamir calls the Masters of Discource.>>
I agree with the authors who abhor the anti-democratic manipulation and deceptive tactics of the media and feel that breaking up MSM monopoly should be a most urgent task of Biden’s presidency.
Jewish Voice for Peace re PALESTINE
As a non-Jewish member of JVP, I am glad it is still alert:
<<Meanwhile, the Israeli apartheid government seems to be squeezing every last moment from Trump’s final days and testing the incoming Biden administration, announcing new settlement projects and refusing to vaccinate millions of Palestinians living under Israeli control. >>
See Beth Miller letter of Jan. 20, 2021
Jon Rappoport: False flag at the Capitol
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False flag at the Capitol: It’s all about the effects and aftershocks/ by Jon Rappoport…
This is a follow-up to my article about the engineering of a false flag assault on the Capitol building ---possibly led by Antifa actors. For more information on that, I recommend Michael Snyder’s article, “Questions about the chaos at the capitol that desperately need to be answered.” The events of Wednesday at the Capitol achieved a Jackpot for the Political Left.….
Kevin Barrett on the final episode of the reality TV show
The Congressional-invasion carnival was the final episode of the reality TV show “President Trump”—a remake of Beverly Hillbillies, with a dimwitted Russian-mob-owned dufus striking electoral oil and incongruously moving into the Oval Office and hilariously screwing everything up. This final act was a 9/11 style spectacle casting populism as the evil enemy we must spend the next 100 years annihilating…
US – Russia under Biden by Glenn
by Glenn Greenwald, Dec. 23, 2020
With Biden’s New Threats, the Russia Discourse is More Reckless and Dangerous Than Ever
Ed Lozansky, The Washinfton Times, on Ukraine and more
Leading not by force but by example - really, Tony Blinken? Apology and humanitarian help are a better start
By Edward Lozansky - - Friday, March 12, 2021
ANALYSIS/OPINION: … Here are some of the Western experts’ headlines: Ted Callen Carpenter of CATO Institute -“America’s Ukraine Hypocrisy”; John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago -“Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault”; Investigative historian Eric Zuesse – “How and why the U.S. Government Perpetrated the 2014 Coup in Ukraine” ;Scott Ritter a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer - “In Confronting Russian ‘Aggression’, Biden Forgets he is the Problem, not the Solution”
… Mr. Biden’s and Mr. Blinken’s choice of Victoria Nuland – Mother of Maidan Revolution who not only appointed new members of the post-coup Ukrainian government but made history by insulting all European allies with four letter words – for number 3 position at the State Department might send a message to Mr. Zelensky that Washington would back him all the way.
President Putin stated repeatedly that he will respond with full force, which would mean a direct military confrontation between the nuclear powers.
Is this what we want or is there a better way? God save us all.
Nowadays the number of people in the know who warn that the world is moving in the wrong direction with unpredictable disastrous consequences is rapidly increasing. With the absence of a serious
government-level dialogue about how to avoid a looming disaster it is the responsibility of civil society and non-governmental organizations to offer some initiatives. Basic logic tells us that these initiatives should be offered by the two major nuclear powers – United States and Russia.
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Nicolai Petro on Ukraine
Joe Biden and the Challenge of Ukraine. By Nicolai Petro , January 9, 2021
America is trapped. It cannot abandon its current policy toward Ukraine without appearing to offer Russia an undeserved victory, yet it also cannot continue its current policy because it enhances internal divisions that stoke popular frustration and anger toward America.
For the first time since the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych and the banning of his once-dominant Party of Regions, multiple surveys show that its successor, the pro-Russian “Opposition Platform-For Life,” has become the most popular political party in Ukraine, overtaking both president Volodymyr Zelensky’s “Servant of the People,” and former president Petro Poroshenko’s “European Solidarity.” https://nationalinterest.org/feature/joe-biden-and-challenge-ukraine-176086
The Biden presidency begins By Ishaan Tharoor
with Ruby Mellen
“Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, pledging to unite the country and confront an array of convulsing challenges dividing a fractured nation,” wrote my colleagues Toluse Olorunnipa and Annie Linskey.
Biden, Harris and their families are making Jewish history on Inauguration Day/ 23/01/2021
Incoming US administration has plenty of firsts, holding distinctions for oldest president and first woman and person of color VP. Here are some of their milestones for the Tribe
By Uriel Heilman, 20 January 2021
JTA — When Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take office as US president and vice president, they will be making history in all sorts of ways — including Jewish history.
All the Jews Biden has tapped for top roles in his new administration
From secretary of state to attorney general, a diverse cross-section of American Jewry is set to fill seats at the incoming president’s Cabinet table and elsewhere in government By Jonathan S. Tobin January 22, 2021 “Information Clearing House”
Global Research E-Book By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d’État and the “Great Reset”
Global Research E-Book, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, March 06, 2021
We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in World history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the sequence of events since January 2020 has been blurred.
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Fascism with a Democratic Face
The list of horrors from the Biden Administration accumulates daily, and will pick up dramatically in pace today, Friday, March 12, following the signing of the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill on Thursday. Read on >>>
Patrick Henningsen & Dmitry Babich at RT
Those of us who closely followed the Russiagate hoax always worried it would eventually become the foundation for policy. The Biden administration has done exactly this. Plus, what to do with Trump supporters? Are American liberals embracing the Soviet experience?
CrossTalking with Patrick Henningsen and Dmitry Babich.
With Biden’s New Threats, the Russia Discourse is More Reckless and Dangerous Than Ever
Tim Kirby: opening the door for Russian Social Media. January 18, 2021
The Trump Ban: The Only Free Speech Zone for American Conservatives Is Russia — Strategic Culture
This is the moment Russia has been waiting for but it is unknown if those in the halls of the Kremlin even know that it is happening. The only side that is going to really benefit from Big Tech’s war on free speech will be the Russians. In fact, it is really the Western elite’s deep hubris that ...www.strategic-culture.org
And now, the blanket ban of Right Wing/Conservative figures over Social Media including the President of the United States himself is opening the door for Russian Social Media to explode onto the English-language online space.
Johnson’s Russia List: Maria Zakharova on new anti-Russian sanctions
#7 Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. March 3, 2021
Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on new US anti-Russia sanctions
The US Administration, teamed up with the EU, has made a hostile move towards Russia by announcing new sanctions “to punish Mosco
Ray McGOVERN on CIA
Can Burns Change the CIA? January 12, 2021
The hope is that diplomat William Burns, tapped for CIA director by Joe Biden, will be able to change the culture at Langley and not be subsumed by it.
Gordon Duff of VT on the hit squads
Home Investigations The Gordon Duff Files Intel Drop Update: Why is the FBI protecting the police hit teams...
Invading police told the Capitol Police to stand aside
Intel Drop Update: Why is the FBI protecting the police hit teams that invaded the Capitol and tried to murder Pence and Pelosi?
Invading police told the Capitol Police to stand aside
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor January 10, 2021
In nominating former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns to be CIA director, President-elect Joe Biden has chosen a highly experienced diplomat to lead a hydra-headed agency.
if past is precedent, the highest hydras who head calcified fiefdoms at CIA can be expected to resist any real control from the top. They are more likely to try to co-opt top management or make end runs around it. This is not new.
JOHN KIRIAKOU on Avril Haines?
JOHN KIRIAKOU: The Dark Past of Biden’s Nominee for National Intelligence Director. December 29, 2020
… There were three controversial areas where Haines made a name for herself and for which she should have to answer in a confirmation hearing: The CIA’s refusal to release the Senate Torture Report and the decision to hack into the Senate Intelligence Committee’s computer system; the CIA’s decision to not punish those officers who carried out the hack and who killed and tortured prisoners beyond even what the Justice Department said was permissible; and the government’s drone program, in which hundreds, perhaps thousands, of civilians were killed.
…. John Kiriakou is a former CIA counterterrorism officer and a former senior investigator with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. John became the sixth whistleblower indicted by the Obama administration under the Espionage Act—a law designed to punish spies. He served 23 months in prison as a result of his attempts to oppose the Bush administration’s torture program.
ISRAEL’s Nuclear weapons?
Duplicity and Self-Deception: Israel, the United States, and the Dimona Inspections, 1964-65. 28/12/2020
Henry Kissinger Told U.S. Diplomats in 1965 He Believed that “Israel Has Already Embarked on a Nuclear Program”
Global Research on the USA and Israel
Full Spectrum Dominance: UN General Assembly Voting Reveals the Truth. By Carla Stea, January 05 2021
The final most important UN General Assembly resolutions were just voted on in December, and, the voting is incredibly significant. The United States (and Israel or Ukraine) opposed almost every constructive resolution just adopted.
A New Year’s Wish By Philip Giraldi
Let’s Remove Israel from American politics
January 05 2021. There has been one good thing about the COVID-19 virus – for the first time many among the general public are beginning to ask why a rich country like Israel should be getting billions of dollars from the United States.
Elisabeth Perry re China and Maoism
Debating Maoism in Contemporary China. Reflections on Benjamin I. Schwartz, Chinese Communism and the Rise of Mao
By Elizabeth Perry. Global Research, January 05, 2021
Xi Jinping’s frequent references to Mao Zedong, along with Xi’s own claims to ideological originality, have fueled debate over the significance of Maoism in the PRC today.
The discussion recalls an earlier debate, at the height of the Cold War, over the meaning of Maoism itself. This paper revisits that earlier controversy, reflected in arguments between Benjamin Schwartz and Karl Wittfogel, with an eye toward their contemporary relevance.
@Snowden response was to post a link to the Wikipedia page for ‘Damnatio memoriae,’ an ancient Roman practice of erasing every trace of an individual from history, as if they never existed. It had been applied to a number of Roman emperors overthrown in palace coups, such as Caligula, Nero and Commodus.
Consortium News on Assange
JUDGE BLOCKS ASSANGE EXTRADITION, PENDING US APPEAL
Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser on Monday rejected a U.S. extradition request on both indictments for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Read here...
Julian Assange: Imminent Freedom
The judgement is concerning, but we are nonetheless delighted, writes Craig Murray, who aside from court officials was the only person in the public gallery on Monday. Read here...
More firearms in the USA
Americans are buying millions more firearms. More than 2 million guns were sold in January, an 80% jump and the third-highest monthly total on record. By Hannah Denham and Andrew Ba Tran
Feb. 4, 2021 at 3:05 a.m. GMT+3
Kevin Barrett on fredom of expression
Activist singer-songwriter David Rovics recently got hounded by a Twitter mob for supposedly "Platforming Fascists." His crime? Talking to ex-white-nationalist Matthew Heimbach on his YouTube channel. But wait! What's wrong with having conversations with people whose views we don't entirely agree with—or maybe even strongly oppose? How can we even oppose them if we don't listen to them first, so we know what we're opposing?
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Автор: Федор Крашенинников
Разгон акции протеста в Москве после вынесения приговора Алексею Навальному
Patrick Armstrong reports
ON FEBRUARY 11, 2021 BY PATRICK ARMSTRONGIN RF SITREP
WAR PLANS. US/NATO war plans always start with a heavy bombardment. The expectation is that complete air superiority will be quickly gained so that aircraft and cruise missiles will have unrestricted freedom to destroy vital infrastructure. This succeeds against countries like Iraq, to say nothing of Afghanistan. But it won’t happen if the first few minutes of the war see the destruction of half of NATO’s airfields, hangars, ports and EW assets in a cloud of hypersonic missiles. Russia sends another message to Washington and Brussels – don’t even think of it. But, of course, they are thinking of it. Shoygu called for increased production of hypersonic missiles. Not, they say, easily detectable by radar. A US ship entering the Black Sea would have about three minutes to detect and defend against Kinzhals fired from 550 kms away in Crimea. The just-deployed Bastion system would take longer. Russia isn’t trying to do everything everywhere, just defend its own territory: that’s an achievable goal; the other isn’t.
WAR DREAMS. Fantasy: in NATO planning the Polish Army quickly seizes Kaliningrad. Partial reality: in Polish Army war game, Warsaw is surrounded in five days. Real reality. Poland has targets: see above.
COVID. The Sputnik vaccine received good press from The Lancet. Vaccination centre in Sochi. Russia has developed a quick PCR process. Forget all that stuff we were saying a few months ago: we want it now. All this is causing cognitive dissonance for Western propaganda organs: read this tripe: “Putin’s COVID-19 charm offensive will be transient“.
START Extended for five years. A good thing, but otherwise more of the same from Washington: “determination of Russia to damage and disrupt our democracy” and so on.
RUSSIA-CHINA. A piece in the Russian media suggests that the two are very close to concluding a formal military alliance and enumerates the mutual advantages to the world’s largest economy and best military (too soon to call it that? Should we wait a few years when it will be obvious?). It’s coming.
WESTERN VALUES™. Listen to Blinken explain why Israel can annex Golan ; one day he will explain why Crimea can’t be Russian.
Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World” is a new one-hour documentary that traces Sowell’s journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of America’s most preeminent economists, prolific authors, and public intellectuals—and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution since 1980.
Hosted by Jason Riley, a member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board, the one-hour program features insights from Sowell and interviews with his close friends and colleagues—revealing why this intensely private man is considered by many to be “one of the greatest minds of the past half-century.”
You can watch the full documentary here for free.
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The St. Nilus Stolobensky Monastery:
Journeys through the Russian Empire -- available via Amazon
William Craft Brumfield on the photographic legacy of Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky
A review By Jennifer Eremeeva, The Moscow Times: Feb. 11, 2021
Vladislav Krasnov (aka W George Krasnow), Ph.D., is the author of Solzhenitsyn and Dostoevsky: A Study in the Polyphonic Novel, and Russia Beyond Communism: A Chronicle of National Rebirth. Former professor and Head of Russian Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, since 1992 he has led Russia and America Goodwill Association www.RAGA.org, now affiliated with the Global Harmony Association, founded by Dr. Leo Semashko to advance Gandhi’s ideal of Non-Violence.
To those who preached violence and called nonviolent actionists cowards, Gandhi replied: "I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence....I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honour than that she should, in a cowardly manner, become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonour....But I believe that nonviolence is infinitely superior to violence, forgiveness is more manly than punishment."
All statements in this report are an opinion of the author. Act at your own risk. Russia & America Goodwill Association (RAGA) is not responsible for the content of the article. Any views or opinions presented in this report are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RAGA. Any liability in respect to this communication remain with the author.