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The speech that shook the world

The speech that shook the world

On September 30th, 2022, the Neo-Tsar signed treaties with the formerly Ukrainian regions of Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporozh’ye, and Kherson, and he gave a speech in the St. George Hall (technically the Hall of the Order of St. George) within the Grand Kremlin...
No more Mr. Nice Bear

No more Mr. Nice Bear

The Neo-Tsar has evidently had quite enough of dicking around in Banderastan. As I mentioned in my previous post on the subject, the referendums organised in the liberated territories of 404 are a specific, long-planned trigger for much harsher Russian actions that go...
The Motherland calls her children home

The Motherland calls her children home

Russian Telegram channels today absolutely blew up with the news that the liberated territories of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, plus whatever has been freed in Kherson and Zaporozh’ye regions, will almost immediately start to hold...
Economic force multipliers

Economic force multipliers

Note: the following post is an expansion of a series of lengthy comments that I made on my Telegram channel earlier today. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) conference wrapped up in Samarkand, Uzbekistan (not Astana, Kazakhstan, which is what I mistakenly...
Send them all home

Send them all home

Chaps, do you remember that whole weird series of episodes of what we might call a White Trash Soap Opera, suitably titled Yorkshire Dales or some such, involving a father-of-two who took in a Ukrainian refugee and then ended up dumping his not-wife’s ass in...
Losing battles to win wars

Losing battles to win wars

The past five days or so have been rather bewildering ones for those of us following developments in the 404 War. Starting on September 9th, basically, the Ukrainians launched a major counteroffensive designed to take back territory in the Kharkov region in the...
A study in ticket sales

A study in ticket sales

For those of you who don’t bother to keep up with politics in the Balkans – which is most of us, self very much included – then the whole kerfuffle between Serbia and the bit of the country that NATO illegally broke away from it by force and occupied...
The voice of the people

The voice of the people

Seeing as how Bozo BoJo – once known, somewhat affectionately, around here as Boris the Floppy-Haired Sheepadoodle before he turned out to be precisely the kind of blithering idiot that he himself suspected he was – is on his way out, it is well past time...
Manoeuvre war and 404

Manoeuvre war and 404

When it comes to the 404 War, if you only listen to the American side through the mouthpieces of the Pentaloons and the State Department, you will come away with the distinct impression that the US military does not take the Russian military at all seriously. The...
The Deep State gods

The Deep State gods

Given that we’re all nerds here – well, most of us are – and given that a few said nerds are big fans of the Warhammer franchise in either its regular or 40K flavours, I figured it might be useful to borrow an idea from that universe to describe the...
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