RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 01.08.2023
Including geopolitical issues affecting the balance of power in the ongoing end game war to establish our common future, a closely monitored prison planet or tolerance for diverse modes of governance.
THE ROAD TO THE ULTIMATE CONCLUSION OF WORLD WAR III RUNS THROUGH HERE.
*** HOW LONG CAN UKRAINE FIGHT AS ITS OFFENSIVE FAILS MISERABLY? ***
“Ukraine. What is the truth...?
Why won’t western media tell both sides…?”
VIRTUALLY UNREPORTED ATROCITY IN LUGANSK, 2nd JUNE 2014
A lot has been said about atrocities in the western media claimed to have been perpetrated by the Russians, for example at Bucha and Mariupol among others. These assertions are conveyed on the say so of the Ukrainian authorities. How willing though are western news broadcasters to convey atrocities attributed to the Ukrainians? The following will I think provide the answer.
If anyone wonders if they are receiving accurate coverage of the conflict in Ukraine I would suggest watching the video below of an event which occurred on the 2nd of June 2014 and ask themselves if they recall hearing about it on any mainstream media news channel at the time.
The video is harrowing to watch. The bodies (five women and three men) are real. Yet across western media there was only one single news report that occurred a day later. This was from CNN and occurred only because a CNN team happened to be nearby at the time of the atrocity and so the network could hardly ignore it as all others so obviously did.
The video below shows the unvarnished truth that was not considered newsworthy in western mainstream news.
THE SINGLE WESTERN MSM REPORT ON THE LUGANSK ATROCITY, 3rd JUNE 2014
The video at the CNN link below is the crime scene sanitised by CNN, though played straight with honest reporting on the scene not playing things to Kiev’s tune.
(There was a time early in the war in the Donbass when CNN were not afraid to contradict the Ukrainian regime in Kiev.) Watch because it's the first and last time you will see this.
5 women and 3 men died, all civilians.
John Mearsheimer: Ukraine war is a long-term danger.
The West sells out Ukraine as counteroffensive flops.
ALEXANDER MERCOURIS of THE DURAN
Ukr Offensive Stuck, Soldiers Tell MSM Heavy Losses, Shoigu: Ukr Lost 20K troops July, Niger Crisis.
Gonzalo Lira seeks political asylum in Hungary.
ALEX CHRISTOFOROU of THE DURAN
Gonzalo Lira asylum. Elensky Plan E, drone attacks. Biden, Burisma the brand. Russia e-visa. U/1
I'm About To Cross The Border 1/3
I'm About To Cross The Border 2/3
I'm About To Cross The Border 3/3
BRIAN BERLETIC of THE NEW ATLAS
US-Europe Attempt to Cover up Southeast Asian Meddling & How to Expose It.
Is NATO nuts? Putin WARNS of nuclear response as NATO readies forces | Redacted with Clayton Morris.
“WE’RE HEADING FOR WW3?!” | Oliver Stone Goes Nuclear & Reveals Truth About Putin - SF #178 PREVIEW.
Oliver Stone EXPOSES Why Ukraine Peace Deal Was CANCELLED.
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO - LARRY JOHNSON (EX-CIA)
Ukraine War returning to Russia as Zelensky Says?
INTERVIEW: It’s the end of the Piers show.
Putin-friendly Hungary Delays Sweden's NATO Bid; Orban's MPs Boycott Parliament Session.
Putin Brands Biden 'Terror Sponsor' After Ukraine's Drone Attacks; 'Proof That U.S...' | Details:
Ukraine Front Update. July 31.
Thousands of pro-Russia protesters march through Niger capital. Protesters attack France's embassy.
COLONEL DOUGLAS MACGREGOR
Ukrainians Have Lost 350,000 In Battlefield, Ukrainian Army Is Evacuating NOW!
Russia Eliminated the TOP U.S. Army General and 4 Senior Officers of the Australian Army in Ukraine.
Elon DENIES Starlink For Ukraine Offensive.
RADIO STATION BELARUS - Международное радио "Беларусь".
New facts about atrocities of Hitlerites and their accomplices are revealed every month.
Putin spoke about the Grain Deal & about World economic crisis.
Dispelling Myths About Russia-Africa Relations & the Ukraine Grain Deal.
THE CONVO COUCH
DOJ Tries to Arrest Devon Archer, Niger Anti West Coup, Africa Turns to Russia, CVid Yearly Shots.
Dr. STEVE TURLEY
The COUP in Niger Just Changed EVERYTHING!
Biden's 'Orwellian Pseudo-Thinking' Called Out By Journalist.
This Is Why You Cannot Trust Progressives.
DOUBLE COUNTEROFFENSIVE: Russia and Ukraine engage in cross-attack exchange | liusivaya. (In Spanish, English Subtitles.)
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
NEUTRALITY STUDIES w/ CHAS FREEMAN
The World Doesn’t Buy The West's Stupid Narrative. Ukraine Will Be Neutral.
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 1st August 2023:
Confidence in US military at two-decade low – poll.
Support for the armed forces has plummeted since President Joe Biden took office.
Fewer Americans are confident in their military than at any point since 1997, according to a Gallup poll published on Monday. With trust in the armed forces dropping ten points in the last two years, the services are currently grappling with a historic recruitment crisis.
Conducted in June, the poll found 60% of respondents expressing “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the military, down from 64% last year. Public confidence in the military last dipped to 60% in 1997, and has not been lower since 1988, when it sat at 58%.
Public support for the US services soared following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, with the armed forces enjoying 82% approval when President George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003. While the surge of post-9/11 patriotism receded as the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan dragged on, approval sat in the mid-70s until 2020, when it began to steadily decline year after year.
Republicans are traditionally more likely to back the military than Democrats, however their confidence has plummeted from 91% in 2020 to 68% today.
Republican politicians and pundits have been some of the Pentagon’s fiercest critics since Biden took office in 2021, and have lambasted the military for its vaccine mandates and its embrace of ‘woke’ politics – exemplified by its provision of ‘sex reassignment’ surgery to transgender troops, its teaching of ‘critical race theory,’ and its efforts to scrap gendered language in the barracks.
Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021 – which saw 13 US troops killed in a suicide bombing and tens of billions of dollars worth of US equipment fall into Taliban hands – also earned scathing condemnation from both sides of the political spectrum.
With public support falling, the armed forces are struggling to fill their ranks. Leaders from the army, navy, and air force told a Congressional hearing in March that they all expect to fall short of their recruitment targets this year, after the army experienced its worst year for recruitment last year since the abolition of the draft in 1973.
Of the 17-24-year-olds typically targeted by military recruiters, 80% are physically unfit for service due to obesity, drug use, or poor mental health, according to a Pentagon study published in March. Furthermore, only 9% of this age group are interested in joining in the first place, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth told CNBC News in October.
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
MILITARY SUMMARY CHANNEL
Summer operations | Escalation In The Black Sea. Iris-T Was Lanceted. Military Summary For 2023.08.1
The Final Chapter Of The Summer Offensive Operation Has Began. Military Summary 2023.08.01
DEFENSE POLITICS ASIA UPDATE
NO MAN'S LAND OF STAROMAIORSKE - Ukraine effort to secure it ended in failure - Zaporizhzhia Front.
RUSSIA RUN OUT OF STEAM - Ukraine recapture Novojehorivka in frontwide counteroff. - Svatove Front.
THETI MAPPING UPDATE
No update posted so far today
KEEP IT SECRET UPDATE
Ukraine War, Combat Footage and Analysis for July 30, 2023.
MILITARY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS UPDATE
Battlefield Ukraine The Battle For Crimea.
No update posted so far today
WEEB UNION UPDATE
Ukraine's Desperate Attempts At Capturing Bakhmut.
Russian Ambush Ukrainian Forces In Staromaiorske | 01/08/23 | July Recap.
Detailed situation reports can be found on a daily basis concerning events in Ukraine over the past 24 hours at the ‘A SKEPTIC’ Substack account:
SUPPORTING SCOTT RITTER
I've been listening to Scott Ritter describe how things are for him and I suspect have been for him for quite some time now.
He has been doing a LOT of unpaid work with a great many interview requests coming in that he has been ready and willing to agree to. But the work where receives some pay for have suffered due to this, being left until the wee small hours of the night to complete work on.
Scott, I think you will agree, has been one of the most influential voices out there on Russia and Ukraine.
I was moved by Scott's words to take an annual subscription to his Substack account that he runs in coordination with his colleague on 'U.S. Tour of Duty', Jeff Norman. This is the main way that Scott recommends to help him with finances with which to upgrade his delivery of comment on Russia and Ukraine, via a better microphone etc. and perhaps the creation of a recording studio in his basement to create a more professional and impressive look. To invest in these things he would like to be sure that this has a viable financial future.
Would you also like to help by subscribing at one of the various levels to Scott's Substack account? I hope so. If so the link is here:
Below you'll find the edited part of the video where Scott talks of his commitments to get the facts out on events in Ukraine and of the finances that would come in handy to enhance their delivery:
VICTORY BELONGS TO RUSSIA: IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME
Each day that passes makes a conclusive Russian victory in the Donbass and beyond more certain. As Russia bolsters her forces, and weaponry, those of Ukraine decrease. Russian forces gain ready access to rest and recuperation as troop numbers increase. The increasingly exhausted and demoralised Ukrainian troops have an ever decreasing prospect of such respite. This situation is likely to bring them to complete breakdown as Russia unleashes the firepower of the more modern and advanced weaponry that is arriving with the newly mobilised Russian troops.
The various Ukrainian offensives are now weak when confronted by the reinforced Russian lines. A few futile efforts achieve quite miserable results before fire reigns down on the Ukrainian troops and they are forced back to their starting positions.
And now, all this being said, we have arrived at the wet, and later, freezing conditions where these pathetic Ukrainian forces will be subject to myriad forms of abject misery with death and injury all around them while they lie sodden or frozen, abandoned to their fate by Kiev.
The pitiable young and old of Ukraine have been frogmarched to their deaths as cannon-fodder while the bestial elites of the collective West urge their "president" to add more to their number there at the gates of Hell and their doom. We must feel for the majority of them as they are not the Nazis we revile, in most part they are decent men, fathers, sons, brothers, husband and uncles, who no doubt saw through the coup of 2014 for what it was. But sadly, their fate seems sealed.
Nothing will stop Russia now. Every factor favours them. Victory will be Russia's. In Donbass and beyond and in due course across the world.
UPDATES TO BE ADDED HERE AS AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
UPDATES TO BE ADDED HERE AS AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
HOW WE BECAME A PRISON PLANET (A SPECULATIVE FICTION)
It appeared that Russia would overcome everything the western leaders put in its way in terms of weaponry and munitions sent to the Ukrainian regime, along with the massive intelligence data supplied. Russian resources in all departments appeared destined to reverse all possible setbacks. With the ultimate failure of the Ukrainian military’s counteroffensive in the summer of 2023 the conflict appeared to be all but over. On the final collapse of the counteroffensive Russia mounted its own after a brief pause of ten days. Russian troops surged forward taking all before them as Ukrainians troops either took flight or surrendered. It seemed all over. Russia had surely won.
If not for the plan that had factored in such an outcome. It had long been clearly seen in Washington, Langley, Brussels and London that Ukraine’s counteroffensive was doomed to failure. Politically however, it could not be called off. Innumerable factors concerned primarily with morale and the risk of a catastrophic loss of nerve across western elites made its suicidal push beyond the reach of normal military logic and tactics. The outcome was inevitable and had long been planned for. Now the plan was put swiftly into operation.
Polish forces, long prepared, entered western Ukraine in great numbers, numbers boosted by NATO forces ‘sheepdipped’ to look identical to their Polish comrades and thousands of Ukrainian commandos given recent training in Britain. In the hours before, Kiev announced that Ukraine and Poland had agreed and signed a document to the effect that, from midnight, a political union between the two nations would exist and that a mutual defense pact was included as a vital component of their agreement. The announcement laid the path for all the actions which then ensued including the arrival of the military force that then entered the country.
In response to the above a large convoy of primarily Wagner Group forces entered Ukraine from Belarus with the intent to attack the forces entering from Poland. This had long been talked of and was the expected response from the Russian/Belarusian side. In those initial hours it was widely expected also that a massive conflict between these two forces would ensue. This however, would not take place. The devastating missile attack upon the Wagner forces from all nearby NATO nations was initiated in tandem with the official notification from NATO headquarters that Ukraine, in its new combined state with Poland, was now considered a full member of NATO and as such Article 5 protection required NATO states to act accordingly.
All of the above had of course been planned meticulously and was carried out precisely. The Wagner forces were stopped in their tracks. As were the Russian forces who had been rapidly advancing toward the Dnieper. These developments required some breathing space to consider the consequences of further military action by the Russian Federation. As the call to suspend all military activity except that of a defensive nature came from the Kremlin a statement emerged almost simultaneously from the White House. This called for a general ceasefire and for negotiations to take place. It appeared finally that the western powers were acknowledging that it was recognised by them that there could be no further talk of Ukraine “winning” and that Washington would conduct the talks directly with Russia.
Now the Kremlin was faced with a dilemma. Continue to take territory up to the banks of the Dnieper, as well as its advance toward both Odessa and Kharkov, or suspend all such operations and accept the offer of a ceasefire and talks. A temporary suspension of operations was agreed by both sides. This would last 48 hours to enable consideration of all factors involved and a decision come to on the way forward.
The world held its breath as virtual silence ensued. Speculation was rife, myriad opinions were expressed and advice given by innumerable commentators on both sides. All counted down the hours in expectant anticipation of the most crucial decision yet made in the 15th month old conflict.
Russia had much to consider. The failure of the Wagner gambit and the announcement that the combined Polish-Ukrainian state was now considered to be within NATO and under protection of all other NATO states made the risks of continuing its military offensive extremely risky. But it had been clear for some time that if Russia failed to deliver a knock-out blow to Ukraine through total victory it could not be at all sure of attaining all its war aims. Western Ukraine beyond the Dnieper and also those areas Russia had yet to liberate such as Odessa and Kharkov would continue to put Russian security at risk.
When the 48 hour ceasefire period came to an end Russia gave her answer. Its advances toward the Dnieper, Odessa and Kharkov would continue. The statement issued by the Kremlin was clear, Russia was faced with an existential threat from NATO via the continued aggressive nature of the Kiev regime and that any negotiated settlement now would most likely leave territories and powers in place within Ukraine that would continue to threaten Russia.
It was then that the war was concluded with an all-out missile attack on all Russian forces across the battle lines by a long-planned sustained attack lasting twelve days during which not one single hour saw the absence of an attack. Shock and Awe had emerged once again to totally devastate the Russian forced who had been precisely located across multiple satellite systems for months. The never before experienced extent of the missile attacks which took place wreaked havoc among the Russian forces with tens of thousands dying and thousands of vehicles and emplacements destroyed. NATO had taken its revenge.
After this deluge of devastating power the White House issued an ultimatum. Russia would now engage in negotiations or the attacks would be ramped up to even greater extent for a minimum of yet another twelve day period. In Russia it had become clear that there was no other way forward… except for one ultimate option, the use of one or more nuclear strikes.
Again the world held its breath.
Would it see the first use of a nuclear weapon in battle since Hiroshima and Nagasaki… or would Russia back down and agree to negotiations?
TWELVE YEARS LATER
As far as the leadership of the USA and its allies were concerned the world had become a far more peaceful place. The Russian bear had been put back in its cage with guards surrounding it. China, having been abandoned by all the nations of Eurasia, Asia and the global south including Africa, was also tamed. Above them all the western allies had set a ‘Universal Monitor Proactive Engagement System’ in place. Worldwide Security had become the purview of all within the U.S. orbit as a logical expansion of Homeland Security for the USA. None of the resurgent masters of the world would allow any further subversion of the newly asserted liberal world order now established. Monitoring from near space would ensure this for the good of all posterity.
The ‘Universal Monitor Proactive Engagement System’ (UMPRO) had the goal of detecting every nascent threat worldwide through its vast and ever more effective data collection capacity. The world would be made safe against the instability that might emerge from anti-American and anti-European thought. All speech and deeds considered potentially harmful were at ever-deeper levels identified and flagged for ‘restorative action’. No risk to the established order remained free to grow. Once identified and flagged they would be remedied. Particular attention to the emergence of counter-value circumstances in China and Russia had remained the rule since UMPRO’s initiation.
The populations of the entire world were now free to live in the knowledge that stability would be rigorously enforced under the gaze of the benevolent western warders that now stood guard over them 24 hours per day 365 days per year.
The now established world order was set in stone to remain in perpetuity.
And woe betide those who talked of this new time of restored order in terms of a prison planet.
They were not long for this earth and would be silenced within an ever-shortening time span.
The security of the world was far, far too important to allow any danger to its orderly existence to exist. Those who threatened this new world’s order would most certainly suffer the consequences of their anti-state activities within the full extent of the law. Their vilification through the naming and shaming program and subsequent incarceration would provide a much-needed lesson to all others seeking such infamous notoriety.
DEMOCRACY & FREEDOM has TRIUMPHED. WORLDWIDE LIBERAL VALUES are ESTABLISHED.