Thursday 25th of July 2024


Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Ukraine’s former defense minister, and Eliot Cohen, Arleigh Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, accurately diagnose a central ailment of the West’s Ukraine policy in a new Foreign Affairs op-ed: The Biden administration and its European counterparts have failed to articulate their endgame for this war. Three years into the conflict, Western planning continues to be strategically backwards—aiding Kiev has become an end in itself, divorced from a coherent strategy for bringing the war to a close.

But the “theory of victory” presented by Zagorodnyuk and Cohen to replace the strategic malaise in which the west finds itself is, remarkably, even more dangerous and ill-conceived than the status quo. The authors call on the White House to come out in full-throated support of Kiev’s war aims: namely, ejecting all Russian forces from Ukraine’s 1991 borders including Crimea, subjecting Russian officials to war crimes tribunals, extracting reparations from Moscow, and providing Ukraine with “long-term security arrangements.” Put differently, the West must commit itself to nothing short of Russia’s total and unconditional battlefield defeat. 


How is Ukraine, with its battered military, collapsing demography, and an economy entirely reliant on Western cash infusions, to accomplish this lofty task? By doing more of the same, but on a larger scale. Zagorodnyuk and Cohen prescribe more conscription even as polling shows a plurality of Ukrainian men say they are not prepared to fight; more strikes on infrastructure inside Russian territory despite no indication that such attacks have made a dent in Russia’s energy production or military output; renewed counter-offensives despite the abysmal and horribly costly failure of last year’s attempt; new sanctions notwithstanding Russia’s continued economic growth despite being the world’s most sanctioned country; and threatening Russia’s control over Crimea with ideas about “air superiority” that bear no semblance to the war’s current dynamics and likely trajectory. 

Here it is revealed that the authors’ “theory of victory” is really just a rehash of older policy ideas that are already being pursued by the West, even if not with the intensity that Zagorodnyuk and Cohen would prefer. This is the medieval leech doctor’s theory of victory. The problem is not that the underlying treatment doesn’t work, proclaims the physician as his patient wheezes and gasps, barely clinging on to life, but that he hasn’t used enough leeches. Naturally, all of his colleagues—working, as they are, under the same wrongheaded assumptions—agree. 

The individual policies proposed by the authors have long been discredited. I’ve written an essay on the failure of Russia sanctions and its broader implications for U.S. policy in these very pages. My colleagues George Beebe and Anatol Lieven have demonstrated in studious detail that not only is there no viable military path to victory in Ukraine, but there is every reason to assume that Russia’s latent advantages in manpower and firepower will further compound and Ukraine’s position will continue to deteriorate in coming weeks and months. 

Cohen and Zagorodnyuk concede that Russia’s position is much stronger today than it was in the spring of 2022, but insist—partly relying on unfounded, grossly optimistic assessments of Russian losses and tactics—that Russia faces crippling materiel disadvantages and is chronically unable to take large swathes of Ukrainian territory. In fact, as noted byU.S. Army Gen. Christopher Cavoli, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Russia’s military is substantially larger today than it was at the start of the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine. It has also earned valuable battlefield experience that can only come from the trial and error inherent to waging years of grueling, high-intensity warfare, and rallied its military-industrial base to markedly outpace the West in artillery round production. Russian forces are not rapidly advancing in the east and southeast because Russia’s strategy is not to seize large swathes of Ukrainian land or to besiege its major cities, but to attrit Ukrainian forces slowly by leveraging its firepower advantage to grind them down at multiple points along the lines of contact. 

It is true that Ukrainian forces have inflicted substantial losses on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, but this war will not be decided at sea, and there is no way to translate these successes into meaningful gains against Russian forces on the ground. Destroying the Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Crimea to the Russian mainland—while it would be a symbolic coup for Ukraine and a psychological blow to Moscow—would have a minimal impact on the Russian military’s ability to sustain its logistics in Ukraine, a fact acknowledged by the White House. 

Underpinning the authors’ flawed policy proposals is a deeper underlying conviction in the West’s superiority: “In this war, resources, funds, and technology all overwhelmingly favor the West… Russia simply lacks the military power to defeat a Western-backed Ukraine, and so its only hope lies in manipulating Western concerns,” they write. 

The West is orders of magnitude wealthier than Russia, but the past three years have shown that this wealth disparity cannot be easily or quickly converted into the concrete military capabilities that Ukraine needs to defeat Russian forces on the battlefield. The West cannot conjure up the manpower reserves necessary to continue waging this war for years to come short of directly intervening in it. Despite its massive latent wealth, the U.S. currently lacks the production output needed to sustain Ukraine’s shell usage rate in the short to medium term, replenish its own depleted stocks, and maintain commitments to other partners in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Developing a defense-industrial base robust enough to take on all of these tasks will likely take years, time that Kiev does not have. 

Western leaders are long overdue in articulating a coherent theory of victory—one that grapples with the trade-offs and limitations confronting Kiev and its backers rather than sweeping them aside in pursuit of maximalist battlefield objectives that are increasingly detached from realities on the ground. This does not mean resigning oneself to Ukraine’s unconditional surrender. Yet it will require policymakers to acknowledge that there is no viable pathway to Russia’s unconditional defeat and to shape their thinking around war termination accordingly. It is not too late to end the war on terms that guarantee Ukraine’s sovereignty while advancing U.S. interests. The West still has substantial leverage on and off the battlefield, but the key to wielding this influence effectively is to finally abandon a zero-sum framing of victory that has prevented leaders from repairing to a more pragmatic, strategically nimble approach.


















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Nick Turse, The Pentagon’s .00035% ProblemPOSTED ON MAY 23, 2024

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Yes, the number of deaths in Gaza in the last seven months is staggering. At least, 35,000 Gazans have reportedly perished, including significant numbers of children (and that’s without even counting the possibly 10,000 unidentified bodies still buried under the rubble that now litters that 25-mile-long stretch of land). But shocking as that might be (and it is shocking!), it begins to look almost modest when compared to the numbers of civilians slaughtered in America’s never-ending Global War on Terror that began in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and, as Nick Turse has reported in his coverage of Africa, never really ended.

In fact, the invaluable Costs of War project put the direct civilian death toll in those wars at 186,694 to 210,038 in Iraq, 46,319 in Afghanistan, 24,099 in Pakistan, and 12,690 in Yemen, among other places. And don’t forget, as that project also reports, that there could have been an estimated 3.6 to 3.8 million (yes, million!) “indirect deaths” resulting from the devastation caused by those wars, which lasted endless years — 20 alone for the Afghan one — in South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Today, Nick Turse reports on how the Pentagon has largely avoided significant responsibility for civilian deaths from its never-ending air wars, not to speak of failing to compensate the innocent victims of those strikes. The civilian death toll in this country’s twenty-first-century conflicts is, in fact, a subject he’s long focused on at TomDispatch in a devastating fashion. In 2007, he was already reporting on how the U.S. military was quite literally discussing “hunting” the “enemy.” (“From the commander-in-chief to low-ranking snipers, a language of dehumanization that includes the idea of hunting humans as if they were animals has crept into our world — unnoticed and unnoted in the mainstream media.”) And when it comes to the subject of killing civilians without any significant acknowledgment or ever having to say you’re sorry, he’s never stoppedTom

Constant KillingDespite Blood on Its Hands, The Pentagon Once Again Fails to Make AmendsBY 

There are constants in this world — occurrences you can count on. Sunrises and sunsets. The tides. That, day by day, people will be born and others will die.

Some of them will die in peace, but others, of course, in violence and agony.

For hundreds of years, the U.S. military has been killing people. It’s been a constant of our history. Another constant has been American military personnel killing civilians, whether Native Americans, Filipinos, Nicaraguans, Haitians, Japanese, Koreans, VietnameseCambodians, Laotians, AfghansIraqis, Syrians, Yemenis, and on and on. And there’s something else that’s gone along with those killings: a lack of accountability for them.

Late last month, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its congressionally mandated annual accounting of civilian casualties caused by U.S. military operations globally. The report is due every May 1st and, in the latest case, the Pentagon even beat that deadline by a week. There was only one small problem: it was the 2022 report. You know, the one that was supposed to be made public on May 1, 2023. And not only was that report a year late, but the 2023 edition, due May 1, 2024, has yet to be seen.

Whether that 2023 report, when it finally arrives, will say much of substance is also doubtful. In the 2022 edition, the Pentagon exonerated itself of harming noncombatants. “DoD has assessed that U.S. military operations in 2022 resulted in no civilian casualties,” reads the 12-page document. It follows hundreds of years of silence about, denials of, and willful disregard toward civilians slain purposely or accidentally by the U.S. military and a long history of failures to make amends in the rare cases where the Pentagon has admitted to killing innocents.

Moral Imperatives

“The Department recognizes that our efforts to mitigate and respond to civilian harm respond to both strategic and moral imperatives,” reads the Pentagon’s new 2022 civilian casualty report.

And its latest response to those “moral imperatives” was typical. The Defense Department reported that it had made no ex gratia payments — amends offered to civilians harmed in its operations — during 2022. That follows exactly one payment made in 2021 and zero in 2020.

Whether any payments were made in 2023 is still, of course, a mystery. I asked Lisa Lawrence, the Pentagon spokesperson who handles civilian harm issues, why the 2023 report was late and when to expect it. A return receipt shows that she read my email, but she failed to offer an answer.

Her reaction is typical of the Pentagon on the subject.

2020 study of post-9/11 civilian casualty incidents by the Center for Civilians in Conflict and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute found that most went uninvestigated. When they did come under official scrutiny, American military witnesses were interviewed while civilians — victims, survivors, family members — were almost totally ignored, “severely compromising the effectiveness of investigations,” according to that report.

In the wake of such persistent failings, investigative reporters and human rights groups have increasingly documented America’s killing of civilians, its underreporting of noncombatant casualties, and its failures of accountability in AfghanistanLibyaSomaliaSyriaYemen, and elsewhere.

During the first 20 years of the war on terror, the U.S. conducted more than 91,000 airstrikes across seven major conflict zones and killed up to 48,308 civilians, according to a 2021 analysis by Airwars, a U.K.-based air-strike monitoring group.

Between 2013 and 2020, for example, the U.S. carried out seven separate attacks in Yemen — six drone strikes and one raid — that killed 36 members of the intermarried Al Ameri and Al Taisy families. A quarter of them were children between the ages of three months and 14 years old. The survivors have been waiting for years for an explanation as to why they were repeatedly targeted.

In 2018, Adel Al Manthari, a civil servant in the Yemeni government, and four of his cousins — all civilians — were traveling by truck when an American missile slammed into their vehicle. Three of the men were killed instantly. Another died days later in a local hospital. Al Manthari was critically injured. Complications resulting from his injuries nearly killed him in 2022. He beseeched the U.S. government to dip into the millions of dollars appropriated by Congress to compensate victims of American attacks, but they ignored his pleas. His limbs and life were eventually saved by the kindness of strangers via a crowdsourced GoFundMe campaign.

The same year that Al Manthari was maimed in Yemen, a U.S. drone strike in Somalia killed at least three, and possibly five, civilians, including 22-year-old Luul Dahir Mohamed and her 4-year-old daughter Mariam Shilow Muse. The next year, a U.S. military investigation acknowledged that a woman and child were killed in that attack but concluded that their identities might never be known. Last year, I traveled to Somalia and spoke with their relatives. For six years, the family has tried to contact the American government, including through U.S. Africa Command’s online civilian casualty reporting portal without ever receiving a reply.

In December 2023, following an investigation by The Intercepttwo dozen human rights organizations — 14 Somali and 10 international groups — called on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to compensate Luul and Mariam’s family for their deaths. This year, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) have also called on the Defense Department to make amends.

2021 investigation by New York Times reporter Azmat Khan revealed that the American air war in Iraq and Syria was marked by flawed intelligence and inaccurate targeting, resulting in the deaths of many innocents. Out of 1,311 military reports analyzed by Khan, only one cited a “possible violation” of the rules of engagement. None included a finding of wrongdoing or suggested a need for disciplinary action, while fewer than a dozen condolence payments were made. The U.S.-led coalition eventually admitted to killing 1,410 civilians during the war in Iraq and Syria. Airwars, however, puts the number at 2,024.

Several of the attacks detailed by Khan were brought to the Defense Department’s attention in 2022 but, according to their new report, the Pentagon failed to take action. Joanna Naples-Mitchell, director of the nonprofit Zomia Center’s Redress Program, which helps survivors of American air strikes submit requests for compensation, and Annie Shiel, U.S. advocacy director with the Center for Civilians in Conflict, highlighted several of these cases in a recent Just Security article.

In June 2022, for instance, the Redress Program submitted requests for amends from the Pentagon on behalf of two families in Mosul, Iraq, harmed in an April 29, 2016, air strike reportedly targeting an Islamic State militant who was unharmed in the attack. Khan reported that, instead, Ziad Kallaf Awad, a college professor, was killed and Hassan Aleiwi Muhammad Sultan, then 10 years old, was left wheelchair-bound. The Pentagon had indeed admitted that civilian casualties resulted from the strike in a 2016 press release.

In September 2022, the Redress Program also submitted ex gratia requests on behalf of six families in Mosul, all of them harmed by a June 15, 2016, air strike also investigated by Khan. Naples-Mitchel and Shiel note that Iliyas Ali Abd Ali, then running a fruit stand near the site of the attack, lost his right leg and hearing in one ear. Two brothers working in an ice cream shop were also injured, while a man standing near that shop was killed. That same year, the Pentagon did confirm that the strike had resulted in civilian casualties.

However, almost eight years after acknowledging civilian harm in those Mosul cases and almost two years after the Redress Program submitted the claims to the Defense Department, the Pentagon has yet to offer amends.

Getting to “Yes”

While the U.S. military has long been killing civilians — in massacres by ground troopsair strikes and even, in August 1945, nuclear attacks — compensating those harmed has never been a serious priority.

General John “Black Jack” Pershing did push to adopt a system to pay claims by French civilians during World War I and the military in World War II found that paying compensation for harm to civilians “had a pronounced stabilizing effect.” The modern military reparations system, however, dates only to the 1960s.

During the Vietnam War, providing “solatia” was a way for the military to offer reparations for civilian injuries or deaths caused by U.S. operations without having to admit any guilt. In 1968, the going rate for an adult life was $33. Children merited just half that.

In 1973, a B-52 Stratofortress dropped 30 tons of bombs on the Cambodian town of Neak Luong, killing hundreds of civilians and wounding hundreds more. The next of kin of those killed, according to press reports, were promised about $400 each. Considering that, in many cases, a family’s primary breadwinner had been lost, the sum was low. It was only the equivalent of about four years of earnings for a rural Cambodian. By comparison, a one-plane sortie, like the one that devastated Neak Luong, cost about $48,000. And that B-52 bomber itself then cost about $8 million. Worse yet, a recent investigation found that the survivors did not actually receive the promised $400. In the end, the value American forces placed on the dead of Neak Luong came to just $218 each.

Back then, the United States kept its low-ball payouts in Cambodia a secret. Decades later, the U.S. continues to thwart transparency and accountability when it comes to civilian lives.

In June 2023, I asked Africa Command to answer detailed questions about its law-of-war and civilian-casualty policies and requested interviews with officials versed in such matters. Despite multiple follow-ups, Courtney Dock, the command’s deputy director of public affairs, has yet to respond. This year-long silence stands in stark contrast to the Defense Department’s trumpeting of new policies and initiatives for responding to civilian harm and making amends.

In 2022, the Pentagon issued a 36-page Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Action Plan, written at the direction of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The plan provides a blueprint for improving how the Pentagon addresses the subject. The plan requires military personnel to consider potential harm to civilians in any air strike, ground raid, or other type of combat.

Late last year, the Defense Department also issued its long-awaited “Instruction on Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response,” which established the Pentagon’s “policies, responsibilities, and procedures for mitigating and responding to civilian harm.” The document, mandated under the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, and approved by Austin, directs the military to “acknowledge civilian harm resulting from U.S. military operations and respond to individuals and communities affected by U.S. military operations,” including “expressing condolences” and providing ex gratia payments to next of kin.

But despite $15 million allocated by Congress since 2020 to provide just such payments and despite members of Congress repeatedly calling on the Pentagon to make amends for civilian harm, it has announced just one such payment in the years since.

Naples-Mitchel and Shiel point out that the Defense Department has a projected budget of $849.8 billion for fiscal year 2025 and the $3 million set aside annually to pay for civilian casualty claims is just 0.00035% of that sum. “Yet for the civilians who have waited years for acknowledgment of the most painful day of their lives, it’s anything but small,” they write. “The military has what it needs to begin making payments and reckoning with past harms, from the policy commitment, to the funding, to the painstaking requests and documentation from civilian victims. All they have to do now is say yes.”

On May 10th, I asked Lisa Lawrence, the Pentagon spokesperson, if the U.S. would say “yes” and if not, why not.

“Thank you for reaching out,” she replied. “You can expect to hear from me as soon as I have more to offer.”

Lawrence has yet to “offer” anything.

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Less than two weeks ago Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico nearly lost his life in a multiple gunshot, failed assassination attempt. He strongly opposes the Ukraine war, is a friend to Russia, launched an investigation into Pfizer and its criminal influence over Slovakia’s previous administration, further blaming the lethal non-vaccines for killing over 21,000 Slovakians. Four days later the Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, his foreign minister and other high officials died suspiciously in a questionable helicopter accident, shrouded in anomalies suggesting foul play by archrival Israel, with a known extended history of assassinating Iranian leaders atop its military, its nuclear development and its national government.

Just this last weekend, a crucial Russian air defense early radar warning system in the Krasnodar region of southwestern Russia, capable of detecting all cruise and ballistic missiles launched from the south and southwest up to 6,000 km (3,730 miles) away includes detected projectiles fired from anywhere in the Middle East – including Israel, [NATO] Turkey or US nuclear submarines parked in the eastern Mediterranean or Red Sea. This poses a most serious nuclear threat to not just Russia, but well-being of the entire world.

It effectively renders Russia highly vulnerable to a nuclear first strike against both Russia’s population centers and its nuclear silos. The US changed its nuclear deterrence policy under Biden and with US first strike capability now on the table, and undetected now by Moscow, this may be the advantage that the globalists look to seize upon. And if and when Russia determines that Ukraine used the US made ATACM missiles to destroy this critical Russian radar warning system, all hell could break loose… not unlike if and when Iran ascertains that the US/Israel took out its leader. We have never been so close to self-annihilation ever in recorded history.

Russian Senator Dmitry Rogozin, former head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, maintains that this was a deliberate attack by Ukraine after granted the greenlight by the US. In a Telegram statement on Saturday May 25th, per RT, Rogozin stated that “such attacks could lead to the collapse of the entire global nuclear security architecture.” Rogozin referred to past US nuclear scientists, strategists and policymakers competing with Russia, citing this latest US aggressive, unprecedented assault takes it to a whole new, extremely dangerous level.

In Rogozin’s words:

The US has commissioned a crime by hiring an irresponsible bandit [Ukraine] to attack Russia’s early warning system. [US] deep involvement in the armed conflict and total control over Kiev’s military planning means that the version that the US does not know about Ukrainian plans to strike Russia’s missile defense system can be discarded. Thus, we stand not on the precipice, but on the very edge… If such enemy actions are not stopped, an irreversible collapse of the strategic security of nuclear powers will begin. In effect, this means that Russia has the right to consider this attack as a global threat to its state and national security, which, according to our doctrine, allows the use of nuclear weapons in response.

After this latest Western provocation, Rogozin’s warning must be taken seriously. Additionally, last week Putin announced major nuclear military exercises near Ukraine are being conducted and a second phase in joint nuclear drills to begin shortly with ally Belarus that possesses Russian tactical nukes. The US/West puppets consistently disregard every Putin/Russian red line and because the US/West’s controlling masters are now seemingly demanding a nuclear war, it’s more than evident that they shall get it. After all, depopulation has been the globalist endgame agenda for a very long time.

Another case in point is that the West never respects Russia’s red lines, but always dismisses them as empty saber-rattling rhetoric. So, warmongering troublemaker from Poland, Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, who attended and graduated from Oxford alongside UK’s current fellow war loving Defense (once Prime) Minister David Cameron, while at  a security conference in Germany this week, Sikorski told The Guardian:

The Americans have told the Russians that if you explode a nuke, even if it doesn’t kill anybody, we will hit all your targets [positions] in Ukraine with conventional weapons, we’ll destroy all of them. I think that’s a credible threat, [adding Europe must learn to better] play the escalation game, constantly declaring what our own red line is, only encourages Moscow to adapt its hostile actions to our ever-changing self-imposed limitations.

See how these maniacs think in terms of war and threat of nukes just being an adolescent game of chicken? They are playing with all of our lives as if expendable because to them, we obviously are in this high drama theater of madness and coldblooded murder. Then leave it to the Russian hothead immediately taking the provocative bait, Deputy Security Council chief Dmitry Medvedev vowed that if US attacks Russian targets in Ukraine, it would automatically trigger world war.

The other world court in The Hague, the UN top court, International Court of Justice (ICJ), over the weekend just ordered Israel to “immediately halt” its continued ground invasion in Rafah. The ICJ judge said:

In conformity with obligations under the genocide convention, Israel must immediately halt its military offensive, and any other action in the Rafah governate, which may inflict on the Palestinian group in Gaza, conditions of life that could bring about its physical destruction, in whole or in part.

The court also said that Israel has failed to show ample evidence that it assured the safety of the Palestinian refugees in Rafah. And with the US also against Israel’s Rafah ground operation, it may not be so inclined to veto the next UN Security Council resolution against Israel, like all others in the past. The US-Israel so-called “ironclad” alliance may be tested with increasing stress fracture. This comes just days after the ICC issued arrest warrants for Netanyahu and his defense minister. Even the globalist EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell wrote on X on Saturday:

ICJ orders are binding on the Parties and they have to be fully and effectively implemented.

With world courts, nations and people around the globe all unanimously condemning Israel for its overt genocide and opposition to the entire world’s growing demands and court orders, Israel and Netanyahu’s days appear to both be increasingly numbered. Looks like the defiant, unyielding Jewish State genocidal war policy may be making its own bed to lie in its own pariah nation’s final resting place casket. Under increasing pressure, Bibi the Butcher could lash out at the whole world with its insane nuclear Sampson option.

And now for another still breaking bombshell on the Pacific Asian standoff between regional and global power China and West backed Taiwan. According to Chinese state media on Saturday May 25th, after the two-day land, air and sea military drills aggressively surrounding the island of Taiwan and violating its airspace on both last Thursday and Friday, China is planning to launch a major offensive to retake Taiwan in early June, perhaps less than a week away. China also warned the US to stick to its one China policy and not plan any more trips to Taiwan or try to interfere with the upcoming Peoples Liberation Army operation, or face grave consequences. So, on all three WWIII warfronts in the last few days, West versus East tensions are explosively mounting for an ultimate deadly military showdown to commence at any time.

The world today is definitely witnessing the last days of both Ukraine, Israel and perhaps Taiwan as the latest globalist sacrificed nations, both being propped up to their bitter end by the failing, also freefalling paper tiger US puppet regime serving as the tip of this endgame spear to collapse and destroy all Western civilization. Every bit of this cataclysmic destruction is the demonic design of Zionist moneychangers – at Rothschild Khazarian mafia’s City of London and Switzerland headquarters. The central banking cartel creating and financing every major conflict and war to date now for centuries, is fighting for its life, figuring its only means of retaining and expanding centralized control over humanity is through delivering massive chaos and sheer utter destruction.

This subhuman psychopathic breed in charge, afraid of losing control now, is willing to create such bloody toxic havoc at earth’s surface from their World War III’s nuclear fallout as to delude themselves that from their subterranean luxury bugout fortifications, they will be able to survive, wait it out, then resurface, recapture and control whatever earthly remains is left in the wake of their apocalyptic ruin. Though this unimaginably dark scenario sounds too nightmarishly extreme to be true, like a plot from the next scripted sci-fi movie disaster, it’s far closer to reality than many care to fathom or realize.

These planetary controllers executing this humongous globalist black ops agenda features all the usual suspects, the predatory bloodline dynasties of the Rothschilds, Rockefellers and various black nobility royal families belonging to the aristocratic elites mostly in Europe, including the secret societies, be they Zionists, Black Sun Nazis, Illuminati, Freemasons, Jesuits, Malta Knights.

Of course, most visible to the public eye is their “hands-on” subsidiary control entity, their villainous caricature cutout now entering semi-retirement, Klaus Schwab and his front company – the World Economic Forum. Altogether, they comprise the controlling masters that own and control all the controlling shares of the world’s wealthiest investment companies BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, that in turn own and control all the wealthiest, largest global corporations, as well as owning and controlling their puppet politicians atop their order-following, thoroughly bribed, blackmailed and controlled puppet governments.

But the elites’ massive co-conspiracy overreach fully exposed during their Covid-19 pandemic as centrally powered criminality of the worst order like never before, outed their failed agenda to massively depopulate our planet through their weaponized non-vaccine, biowarfare Big Pharma kill shots. Fortunately, their fumbled COVID debacle, maiming and killing millions of humans, has alerted enough of us to their genocidal agenda against the human race to convince a growing number to bravely fight back opposing and resisting their pure evil.

Hence, the globalists are using the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) to sneakily push through their Pandemic Agreement, usurping national sovereignty for digital ID, kill shot mandates to ensure more death and neo-feudal enslavement control. Our known enemy is rushing to seal this deal with their medical dictatorship aka their Pandemic Agreement, covertly usurping all national sovereignty, bent on imposing poisonous kill shot mandates, absolute digital biometric control, complete with their cashless CBDCs and social credit scored frozen bank accounts. Already their next bioweapon – the H5N1 avian bird flu influenza, is lined up to spread to humans with a 90% kill rate, and if not, then their nebulously promised pandemic X is coming.

Using their centuries’ old Thomas Malthus overpopulation myth, and deploying King Charles’ father Prince Philip’s wet dream to come back as a deadly virus, their overexposed evil crimes against children and humanity are finally now becoming accepted public knowledge to an increasing, albeit still minority within the world population. Rather than face the angry pitchfork mobs, the military tribunals and death squads coming for them, realizing their jig is nearly up, as worshippers of their unholy god Satan, they are now desperately unleashing their full arsenal of Weapons of Mass Destruction aimed at drastically depopulating our planet of the no longer needed nor wanted human species, to be immediately replaced by the globalist engineered nonstop flood of incentivized foreign invaders, who will also be replaced by today’s advancing AI robotics and transhuman, mind-controlled cyborgs. Human beings are now their #1 chosen kill target, particularly if you’re a member of the white Christian, once large, now fast-shrinking middle class in the world’s three wealthiest continents, all in concurrent downfall – North America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand.

The globalist elites fear a growing, well-informed, resolute global population mobilizing a vast grassroots movement to fight against them as an awakened, empowered and armed with more exposed criminal truth all the time. If citizens of the world unite in determination to hold the genocidal perpetrators atop this unholy power pyramid fully accountable, we could win. Powerful murderous thieves know that an informed, growing minority within the global masses is now coming after them, seeking and demanding long overdue justice. That’s why this year they decided to speed up their deadly endgame scenario at an exponential pace. Their globalist Agenda 2030 is now evilly unfolding right before our eyes in 2024 as Klaus and the King’s “Great Reset.”

Our common enemy laid their heinous, king-size deathtrap of World War III, fought on three theaters of West versus East combat operations, now expanding their larger war in Europe with Ukraine, their larger war in the Middle East with Israel, and soon ever-larger war in Pacific Asia with Taiwan. Rishi Sunak, the yet to be elected puppet pretending to be the UK prime minister, just announced an obligatory military conscription draft.

Fast prepping for the Big One, other European nations that also have some form of compulsory military service are Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Austria, Greece and Estonia, with more soon to follow, including America. If draft dodgers resisted the Vietnam War in droves, with today’s enlistment ranks at an all-time low, the thousands of desperate military aged males fleeing Ukraine for their very lives will soon be replicated in North America, and spread throughout the woke Western world as it’s headed for the Satanic sacrificial altar on the way to the nearest civilization graveyard, following the same identical steps as the Roman Empire folly. Who bothers learning history lessons when truth isn’t taught in schools at any level anymore?

This now unfolding World War III disaster could easily go kinetically nuclear at any time, with the agenda to rapidly exterminate billions on our planet, potentially even ending all life if the next war escalates beyond tactical nukes deployment. Each day we are inching ever closer, helplessly watching their lit fuse burn shorter, at any moment ready to ignite the elites’ long plotted controlled demolition of our planet and species. Now in our 11th hour and 59th minute, it appears a longshot race against time. Humanity will lose if we fail to fight our enemy now to stop their evil genocidal madness.

Between more injectable nanoparticle poisons, global war destruction, co-timed with their house of cards economy collapse to include final death of US dollar as international trade currency, combined with mass starvation and widespread disease, the elites intend to murder 90-95% of the 8 billion global population, equating to up to 14 out of 15 of us humans breathing today in our lifesaving carbon-based world to their net zero silicon death valley world. The military industrial complex trade website, based on think tank and intelligence sources, projected the current over 330 million US population to be drastically reduced to merely 65 million by 2025, an 80% drop by next year. At this very moment, to the genocidal elites, we are all Palestinians now, stuck in their oblivion as sitting ducks in their assassination crosshairs.

Though the majority of humans may sense or be aware that life is getting harder, crazier and more dangerous every day, the cold hard reality is a vast majority of humans on this earth today are still totally unaware a maniacally, demonically orchestrated, premeditated catastrophe of mass human blood sacrifice on an unprecedented scale is to bring immeasurable human suffering, now thunderously pounding at the front door of every nation, and as a result, billions of us may likely perish within the next several years. These global conditions are indicating most dire code red with our planet and life precariously hanging in the balance. At this point, we have nothing left to lose but life itself, whether we choose the pathway of civil noncompliance and cold turkey decentralization as our weaponized best defense to remain on earth as intact though near extinct human species, or passively, ignorantly succumb to their endgame slaughterhouse agenda. We may still have a halfway decent chance if we fight them in growing solidarity, but no chance if we don’t. From Thomas Paine’s “The American Crisis” comes these momentous immortalized words from 1776, dramatically applying just as much now as then…

These are the times that try men’s souls.

Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate, former Army officer and author of “Don’t Let the Bastards Getcha Down” exposing a faulty US military leadership system based on ticket punching up the seniority ladder, invariably weeding out the best and brightest, leaving mediocrity and order followers rising to the top as politician-bureaucrat generals designated to lose every modern US war by elite design. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field with abused youth and adolescents for more than a quarter century. In Los Angeles he found himself battling the largest county child protective services in the nation within America’s thoroughly broken and corrupt child welfare system.

The experience in both the military and child welfare system prepared him well as a researcher and independent journalist, exposing the evils of Big Pharma and how the Rockefeller controlled medical and psychiatric system inflict more harm than good, case in point, the pandemic hoax and kill shot genocide. As an independent journalist for the last decade, Joachim has written hundreds of articles for many news sites, including Global and currently https//, and As a published author of a 5-book volume series entitled Pedophilia & Empire: Satan, Sodomy & the Deep State, Joachim’s books and chapters are Amazon bestsellers in child advocacy and human rights categories. His A-Z sourcebook series fully document and expose the global pedophilia scourge and remain available free at s/. Joachim also hosts the weekly Revolution Radio broadcast “Cabal Empire Exposed” on Friday morning at 7AM EST (ID: revradio, password: rocks!).





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US-Backed Ukrainian Publication Releases New ‘Enemies List’ Including Donald Trump, Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute, Hundreds More…




The US government-affiliated Ukrainian web publication “Data Journalism Agency” (TEXTY) has just released a reportattacking hundreds of prominent American individuals and organizations as enemies for not supporting sending more US money and weapons to Ukraine.

The report, titled “Roller Coaster: From Trumpists to Communists. The forces in the U.S. impeding aid to Ukraine and how they do it,” intends to smear American politicians, journalists, and social media influencers as tools of Russia, writing:

Most of the people in our study do not have direct, proven ties to the Russian government or propagandists. However, the arguments they use to urge authorities to distance themselves from Ukraine echo key messages of Russian propaganda aimed at depriving Ukrainians of the ability to defend themselves with Western weapons and funds. (emphasis added)

Although the “enemies list” purports to correct disinformation about Ukraine spread by those on its list, the report itself is full of crude disinformation. For example this bit:

Even long-debunked myths continue to surface, such as claims of Nazi dominance and American Biolabs in Ukraine and the portrayal of the 2014 Revolution of Dignity as a coup.

The organization’s assertion that these claims are “long-debunked” may be wishful thinking, but back on planet reality even mainstream, pro-Ukraine media sites in the US wring their hands over the disturbing, extremist images coming out of the country. For example, NBC News wrote that, “Ukraine’s Nazi problem is real, even if Putin’s ‘denazification’ claim isn’t.” Newsweek wondered, “Why Have So Many Neo-Nazis Rallied to Ukraine’s Cause?” Even before the current conflict, mainstream pro-Ukraine publications such as Reuters worried in 2918 about “Ukraine’s neo-Nazi problem.”

As to the biolabs, none other than Mother of the Maidan Victoria Nuland admitted in a US Senate hearing that there were biolabs in Ukraine. Ah, but one may counter that these were not “American biolabs.” In fact with the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop now absolutely confirmed during his trial, a report by the New York Post two years ago based on the laptop also must be considered accurate. According to the article, “Russia’s assertion that President Biden’s son Hunter was ‘financing . . . biological laboratories in Ukraine’ was based in truth, according to e-mails reviewed by The Post.”

And on whether the Maidan events of 2014 were a “Revolution of Dignity” or a coup, we again only need turn to Victoria Nuland’s infamous phone call with US Ambassador to Kiev, Geoffrey Pyatt, for all the evidence needed that the US was micromanaging the removal of an elected leader and replacing him with hand-picked US puppets.

The report also includes such prominent American politicians and journalists as Sen. JD Vance, Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Rep. Jim Jordan, and Col. Douglas Macgregor.

Even our friends at…and your own correspondent (!) find ourselves appearing on the Ukrainian “enemies list”:

As the report states:

There are 391 individuals and 76 organizations in our list. These include politicians, political movements and groups, media and journalists, experts, and think tanks (some individuals appear in multiple categories).

Perhaps what is most shocking about this attack on American citizens is the fact that the Data Journalism Agency (TEXTY) has a long affiliation with the US Government itself! In fact, the founder of the publication Anatoly Bondarenko appears prominently on a US Government website as a participant in the US State Department’s “TechCamp” project. 

The Data Journalism Agency (TEXTY) is listed as an “Implementing Partner” of the US Agency for International Development’s Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services/ TAPAS Project.

The Ukrainians seemingly love to make lists of their “enemies.” One of their most notorious of these is the infamous “kill list” put out by the Mirotvorets Center in Kiev. From that list several have already been murdered by Ukraine, including prominent Russian journalist Daria Dugina.

One wonders how, for example, former US President Donald Trump and dozens of members of the US Congress will react when they hear that US tax dollars are being sent to Ukraine for US-backed Ukrainian organizations to make “hate lists” and “kill lists” of patriotic Americans like themselves.