Thursday 29th of February 2024

Gus Leonisky's blog

dear reader .....

Just a note to alert you that you can read the comments - without being registered. We won't even know who you are... although you will be counted. But a heartfelt thanks, even if you are just looking at the cartoons ... To be able to comment you will have to register but no one would have to know who you are, except the administrator of the site. Please note that this site is archived in the National Library of Australia in perpetuity. Just click on "recent comments" or on "read more" in the line below the cartoons to access some of the most fascinating and pertinent information there is from Australia and around the globe.

 

 

 

calculating risks: war, money, philosophy and deceit.

WHEN Putin “invaded” Ukraine, He would have analysed the risks of what it meant. According to John Mearsheimer Putin did not have any choice. On the other side of the “equation”, NATO was pushing the odds possibly in a way to force Russia into doing a “wrong” move. 

Recently, Craig Murray also acknowledged, reticently, that Putin “did not have a choice” so to speak.

So what have been the odds of the conflict between Russia and America? Why is Macron pushing for NATO boots in Ukraine? What would be the consequences? Why do the other European countries dismiss Macron’s demand? 

So what are the chess pieces on the board?

Whoever makes the first move usually wins… But this is a game where the best intellectual minds are in Russia and the west is full of hubris, secrecy, deviousness, deceit, senility and bravado…

 

napoleon revisited.....

Macron’s meeting signals that most EU countries are reaching a point of desperation – even to the point of mulling the idea of ground troops into Ukraine. But is NATO losing its edge?

 

Macron’s Bid to Undermine NATO and the EU Hit the Bullseye

BY Martin Jay

 

criminalising your thoughts.....

the birth of the censorship financial industrial complex in reaction to Brexit and the election of Trump in 2016

 

By Claudio Resta

 

 

Documents received by investigative journalists Michael Shellenberger, Alex Gutentag and Matt Taibbi from an anonymous but “highly credible” whistleblower reveal new details about how the US censorship industrial complex – a network of more than 100 government agencies, private companies, universities and non-profit organizations – regulates and criminalizes “wrong thinking”.

absence of a response from the australian government to the ICJ ruling.....

As a signatory to the Genocide Convention, Australia is obliged to prevent any action that further risks the survival of the Palestinian people and failure to do so risks complicity in genocide. In the absence of a response from the Australian government to the ICJ ruling, at least 81 groups representing civil society are observing with concern Australia’s failure to act to prevent genocide in Gaza, and have made the following submission to the International Court of Justice.

International Court of Justice
Peace Palace
Carnegie Plein 2
2517 KJ The Hague
The Netherlands
27 February 2024

To whom it may concern,

On 26 January the ICJ identified in its interim response to South Africa’s submission, that genocide in Gaza is plausible.

chuck schumer: “zelensky told me ukraine will lose the war”

The Democrat and majority leader of the United States Senate, Chuck Schumer, announced on February 23 during a trip to Lviv that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned him that his country would lose the conflict with Russia without American military aid. Whether Ukraine receives further aid or not will not determine Russia’s final victory, but what can be observed is how opposition to aid for Ukraine is becoming increasingly popular, especially among Republicans.

 

BY Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher

 

macron is a turdy petit con who should have studied history rather than ... his teacher.....

France is leading a new coalition that aims to provide Ukraine with “medium and long-range missiles and bombs,”President Emmanuel Macron has announced. He has also not ruled out deploying ground forces to support Kiev in future.

Macron made the remarks following a summit of Ukraine’s backers on Monday, intended to demonstrate unwavering support for Kiev amid the suspension of American aid.

According to the French leader, the newly established coalition seeks to enable Ukraine to “carry out deep strikes.” There is a “broad consensus to do even more and faster together” to support Kiev, Macron added.

odious people......

Israel Supporters Are Some Of The Worst People In The World
No political faction I have ever interacted with is as immoral and dishonest, or so frequently says things that are so jaw-droppingly disgusting I am sure I must be misinterpreting it at first. I’ve never tangled with a more odious group of people.

 

BY 

 

napoleon says....

Recent revelations have proved Russia had no choice but to extinguish the growing threat within Ukraine.

“We have been left no other option to protect Russia and our people but for the one that we will be forced to use today,” Russian President Vladimir Putin noted solemnly during his announcement of a special military operation in the Donbass. “The situation requires us to take decisive and immediate action.”

“The course of events and the incoming information show that Russia’s clash with these forces is inevitable,” the president stressed.

war, wars, always american wars......

The US senses that the clock is running rapidly down on its power. The question in Washington regarding war with China is not if, but when–and how.

In many traditions, when you paint or sculpt a Buddha, the eyes are the very last part to be painted. It’s only after the eyes have been completed that the sculpture is fully alive and empowered.

The US has just approved a $75 million weapons package to Taiwan province involving the sale of the Link 16 communications system.

 

After Ukraine: US readies “transnational kill chain” for Taiwan proxy war     By kiji noh

 

everything but the truth in international relations.....

I would like to share with you a story related to the theme of our gathering, which is being human and humanity and our future in a multipolar world order.
  Before doing so, however, I must first say something about being in-human and the inhumanity in the current world disorder, which unfortunately also pertains to this topic:
  It is about weapons of mass destruction in Syria and the obligation of multilateral organisations to work for the well-being of humanity and to protect it against war, poverty and exploitation.

 

under siege....

As a child of the Cold War, action movie star Steven Seagal told RT that he was taught to fear Russia, but that visiting his grandparents’ homeland made him realize that it was home to some of the “deepest and most beautiful culture on Earth.” 

Born in Michigan at the dawn of the Cold War in 1952, Seagal said that he was “raised in a Russian household,” but that his parents soon instructed his grandparents not to speak Russian around him.

Quickly as a child I realized that there was politics going on,” he told RT in an interview this week. “My parents were saying to my grandparents: ‘We don’t want him to speak Russian because we’re in the middle of a Cold War’.”

Deutsche Wohlfahrt für Ukrainer.....

Most Germans are dissatisfied with Berlin’s policies regarding Ukraine, according to a new survey. Many believe the government is doing too much for Ukrainians that arrived in Germany after the start of the conflict between Moscow and Kiev, while not doing enough to help end the fighting, a poll conducted by INSA polling institute for the tabloid Bild shows.

Almost 50% of respondents said Ukrainian refugees receive ‘too much support’, with 35% calling the current level of aid appropriate, and only 5% describing it as insufficient. More than half of those surveyed also believe that efforts to integrate Ukrainians into German society has failed, and less than 30% say the efforts have been somewhat successful.

zelenskaka tells giorgia mussolinietta to be a bit more fascist....

Italy should revoke the visas of people with “pro-Putin” views to make sure they do not disrupt the delivery of Western military aid to Kiev, Ukrainian President Zelensky said at a press conference on Sunday. He made his comments a day after signing a security agreement with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni during her visit to the Ukrainian capital.

A reporter for Italian daily Corriere della Sera asked Zelensky whether people in Europe that are sympathetic towards Russian President Vladimir Putin could “complicate” the flow of weapons to Ukraine.

the pimps of washington lament the russian bitch that got away......

Vladimir Putin’s Russia is “not the Russia that we wanted,” Acting US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has told CNN. Nuland explained that Washington wanted a compliant leader in the Kremlin who would “westernize” the country.

“It’s not the Russia that, frankly, we wanted,” Nuland told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday. “We wanted a partner that was going to be westernizing, that was going to be European. But that’s not what Putin has done.”

Syndicate content