Friday 14th of June 2024

après moi, le deluge....

Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times outlet has just published another cookie cutter Russkie scare story. The Russians, “Putin”, if you prefer, have Ireland saturated from top to bottom with crack secret service agents, who are all working towards the Kremlin’s objective of world domination, or some such thing. James Bond, hold their beer.




These agents have upped their game in recent weeks “in the run-up to the European and local elections due to take place on June 7”, about which this outlet would prefer we did not comment lest MI6 construe it as interference in those same elections.

That said, the odds for the European elections in Ireland may be seen here and, if the reader trawls social media, he will see that sitting MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace are getting terrible stick for being almost the sole voices in Europe not condemning Russia and all things Russian with their every breath.

But back to the article which tells us that “[anonymous] security sources say the [Russian] threat may become more acute as a consequence of Britain’s decision to expel Russia’s military attaché from the Federation’s London embassy while withdrawing diplomatic designations to several buildings used by Russia for intelligence collection” and that “Russia’s intelligence services regularly use Dublin and Belfast as logistical hubs for sending agents into Britain, France and sometimes the Netherlands”.

Fair enough but why did Perfidious Albion wait this long to move against the Russian delegation in London and why would Dublin be used as a backdoor to Europe? And why ask British academic “Neil Robinson, a Russia expert at the University of Limerick”, about any of this? What could this English academic based, for whatever reason, in rural Ireland, possibly know about the covert travel arrangements of the Russian secret service? As it is not something one would read about in Old Moore’s Almanac, just what, if any, are his sources?

The answer is absolutely nothing and, having introduced this joker into the piece, the article then moves on to give a shopping list of nefarious Russian activities in Germany, London and Ukraine, none of which are in Ireland or of concern to Ireland.

Having detoured us from London to Kiev, the article then returns to Ireland where the same anonymous “ security services suspect Russia has already established networks of agents who live under assumed identities across Ireland following a significant decrease in the number of accredited Russian diplomats operating from the embassy on Orwell Road in Dublin”.

Just to get that right, working on orders from London and Washington, the Irish regime expelled some half of Russia’s diplomatic staff, after which the ever resourceful Russkies were able to set up a replacement network doing God knows what in the Irish outback. If we do not yet know how stupid that sounds, the article enlightens us by saying it is composed of “proxies and criminals” and that Sergey Prokopiev, one of the diplomats expelled in 2022, was, according to the same anonymous security services, “a military intelligence officer working under diplomatic cover [who] was suspected of involvement in subversive activities in Ireland, the type of political warfare used by the KGB during the Cold War”.

For a start, the Russian or any other secret service would have to be very stupid to put their faith in networks of criminals and, given how tightly NATO have Ireland wrapped up, it would be very unlikely that any Russian proxy would be anywhere near the levers of power. As regards Prokopiev, it seems he was doing nothing more or less than his military attache equivalents in other embassies were doing and, unlike the British, he was never caught red handed in the act of compromising senior members of the Irish security services. As regards the guff of “the type of political warfare used by the KGB during the Cold War”, that puerile Reds under the bed tripe should not even make it into a school newspaper, never mind one of NATO’s main propaganda organs.

If, as alleged, “Russia is also using Irish IP addresses to mount cyberattacks on countries in the Baltics, including Estonia” [for] the spread of disinformation, these Russian James Bonds with a brogue must have very little to do with their time.

The cookie cutter article finishes with a quote from Keir Giles, another of those English Chatham House field hands, who can always be relied on for a handy Russophobic quote or two. To get a handle on Giles’ abilities, just consider Russia is at war with everybody, his 2022 opus. Russia, it seems, is just a giant caveman, stomping through the world, clubbing everyone and everything it comes across like a kindergarten cartoon figure.

But then Giles thinks the Waffen SS were a great bunch of guys, whose 14th Waffen SS Grenadier Division (1st Galician) fought a good, clean fight against the Russkies, the Jews and the Polaks. Although the Russians can easily refute that one themselves, it has to be said that today’s attacks against all Russians and everything Russian are non-stop and never-ending exercises in jingoism by second rate journalists and infant grade academics, whose primary targets include Irish neutrality and Irish autonomy.

And, though I previously wrote about this sustained attack on Irish neutrality at the start of the Ukrainian fracas, it should be noted that Russia’s Irish delegation could easily reach an agreement with Irish fiishermen over Russian naval exercises even as the Irish regime refused to engage with the Russians and NATO warships were mooring in Cork harbour, one of the main Irish assets NATO lusts after.

Because fishermen, you see, are adults, who risk and sometimes lose their lives against the Atlantic, they are not at war with everybody and anybody, least of all Russians, as long as their paths do not cross. Not so NATO and their political, media and journalistic flunkeys, who earn their crust throwing their ignorant but all too often inflammatory barbs at the Russians. And, though these rabid dogs may bark as the Russian caravan trundles on, their bile has real world consequences in lost trade and lost lives. If anybody is at war with everybody, it is the warlords of NATO and their little minions in the Sunday Times, the University of Limerick and Chatham House who should, at a minimum, be muzzled, if not metaphorically put down to put us out of the misery they cause.



SEE ALSO: UK elections....

stock up!

Britons would be wise to start stockpiling food and water and develop a “household emergency plan” to be ready to face all sorts of disasters, a new website created by the government states. Dubbed ‘Prepare’ and presented by Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden, the webpage encourages people not to leave their safety solely in the hands of the authorities.

The initiative is a part of Dowden’s push to make the nation “more resilient” in the face of various supposedly growing threats ranging from natural disasters to conflict, the British media reported. Speaking at the London Defense Conference at King's College on Wednesday, the deputy prime minister said that “resilience begins at home.”

“We are working ahead of time to equip the whole of society to prepare for and even prevent the next shock while delivering a clear and robust plan that is so vital to our national defenses,” he said. The list of potential “shocks” the UK could be facing, according to the government, includes anything from cyber-attacks and power outages to flooding, biohazards, solar flares, and a new pandemic.

Advice provided by the authorities in this regard includes becoming familiar with the “risks in your local area,” signing up for alerts and warnings, learning “basic first aid skills”and writing down “phone numbers of anyone you would want to contact in an emergency.”

Having a “household emergency plan,” including “the best escape route from your home” would not hurt either, according to the ‘Prepare’ website. Apart from that, a well-prepared Briton is expected to have an “emergency kit” at an easily accessible location at home. The kit should include various batteries, a radio, wind-up flashlights, a first aid kit, a hand sanitizer as well as bottled water and non-perishable food.

According to the government, a “minimum of 2.5-3 liters of drinking water per person per day is recommended by the World Health Organization” but having “10 liters per person per day will make you more comfortable.”

The website does not specify how much food one needs to store to feel reasonably safe, but Dowden believes that being “resilient for three days in simple terms” would help a person make it through “localized flooding” that “can lead to power outages and … water disruption.”

“You’re not going to be worried about getting down to the shops in that period,” the deputy prime minister said. Eventually the measures are expected to make it easier for the government to cope with any potential crisis since it would mostly have to focus on those who do not follow its advice, he added.

“Every additional person that takes steps to make themselves resilient means that when a crisis hits, the government can focus more on the people that aren’t ready and aren’t resilient,” Dowden said.

According to a poll conducted by the London Defense Conference, only 15% of people in the UK have emergency kits at home and more than 40% do not have three days’ worth of non-perishable food and water supplies.










UK loves hitler.....

British lawmakers cheered a delegation of the notorious Azov Ukrainian military unit at a roundtable in Parliament on Wednesday, while former Prime Minister Boris Johnson called them “heroes.”

The neo-Nazi militia was founded in 2014 by white supremacist Andrey Biletsky, who designed its logo with symbols once used by the SS. It was eventually integrated into the Ukrainian armed forces, while retaining its Third Reich iconography. The battalion has been accused by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the UN of multiple human rights abuses, including rape and torture of civilians.

Three members of Azov visited London and spoke before a group of parliamentarians. Lieutenant Arseniy Fedosiuk and Ruslan Serbov had been captured in Mariupol in 2022, while the third, Sergeant Vladimir Vernygora, joined the unit in 2023. 

Fedosiuk and Serbov were presumably among the Azov members Russia handed over to Türkiye on condition they not return to Ukraine until the end of the hostilities. Ankara later violated those terms and sent them back to Kiev.

During the parliamentary roundtable, the trio of Ukrainian militants spoke about the 900 or so Azov members still being held prisoner by Russia.

Azov, which is banned in Russia as an extremist organization, posted photos of the meeting on its X (formerly Twitter) account, thanking the sponsors of their parliamentary visit. 

The event, they said, was chaired by Victoria Prentis MP, attorney general of England and Wales. The two other MPs they thanked by name were Sir John Whittingdale, former minister for Data and Digital Infrastructure; and Bob Seely MP, chair of the UK-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group. All three are from the ruling Conservative Party.

Fedosiuk, Serbov and Vernygora also posed with former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who famously visited Kiev in April 2022 to torpedo any possibility of a peace deal between Ukraine and Russia.

Johnson was photographed with the trio while holding an Azov banner featuring the Wolfsangel symbol once used by the Waffen-SS Division Das Reich and several Wehrmacht units during WWII.

A video making the rounds on social media shows Johnson speaking at a reception for the Azov militants, urging the British government to give Ukraine whatever it wants – money, missiles, and air defenses.

“The single best investment that we can make in the defense of the whole Euro-Atlantic area is supporting Ukrainian heroes,” Johnson is recorded as saying. Former British Defense Minister Ben Wallace was also present at the event.





azov heroes.....


Applause given by the British MPs to the members of the notorious Ukrainian ultranationalist ‘Azov’ unit this week was nothing but a “grotesque spectacle” performed in “poor taste,” the Russian embassy in London said on Thursday.


The Russian diplomats were responding to an event, which saw three Azov members visiting London and speaking before a group of parliamentarians at what the unit itself called a “roundtable.” The unit, which is banned in Russia as an extremist organization, posted photos of the meeting on its X (formerly Twitter) account, thanking the sponsors of their parliamentary visit.


The event, they said, was chaired by Victoria Prentis MP, attorney general of England and Wales. The Azov statement also specifically thanked Sir John Whittingdale, former minister for Data and Digital Infrastructure; and Bob Seely MP, chair of the UK-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group. All three parliamentarians mentioned by name are members of the Conservative Party.