So yeah, it really looks as if the big war between Russia and the West might actually be getting underway soon. I’m really feeling very pessimistic right now.
Russia is ordering all of its officials to fly home any relatives living abroad amid heightened tensions over the prospect of global war, it has been claimed.
Global war. They actually used those words. I think this might very well be the very first time were anyone has actually come right out and said it. There’s been plenty of hints that it might eventually come to this, and these hints were obvious even to me just shy of a year ago. So if an ordinary person like me could see this coming, that long ago, then surely those in power, have known for much longer. The fact that they’ve actually let it get this stage rather than trying to resolve it peacefully, is truly a testament to just how sick and twisted our elites really are.
Politicians and high-ranking figures are said to have received a warning from president Vladimir Putin to bring their loved-ones home to the ‘Motherland’, according to local media.
Putin doesn’t strike me as the panicky type. The fact that he is this concerned this time, suggests that he sees this is a very serious matter.
It comes after Putin cancelled a planned visit to France amid a furious row over Moscow’s role in the Syrian conflict and just days after it emerged the Kremlin had moved nuclear-capable missiles near to the Polish border.
Again let me point out that Moscow’s role in the Syrian conflict is legal under international law, as they were actually invited by the legal Syrian government to help out there. It’s the West who have been acting illegally by operating there without the consent of either the UN Security Council, or the Syrian government.
And as for the point about moving nuclear missiles close to the Polish border, can you really blame them? With how much the West has been provoking them the last few years, I simply see this as a way of saying “We will stand up for ourselves”.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has also warned that the world is at a ‘dangerous point’ due to rising tensions between Russia and the US.
See my previous post for that.
According to the Russian site Znak.com, administration staff, regional administrators, lawmakers of all levels and employees of public corporations have been ordered to take their children out of foreign schools immediately.
Failure to act will see officials jeopardising their chances of promotion, local media has reported.
The exact reason for the order is not yet clear.
Maybe not the exact reason, but we can make a pretty educated guess. It wouldn’t make sense, strategically speaking, to have some of your top people trapped in other countries, while you’re at war with those countries.
But Russian political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky is quoted by the Daily Star as saying: ‘This is all part of the package of measures to prepare elites to some ‘big war’.’
Relations between Russia and the US are at their lowest since the Cold War and have soured in recent days after Washington pulled the plug on Syria talks and accused Russia of hacking attacks.
Alleged hacking attacks, for which they are yet to provide any evidence for.
The Kremlin has also suspended a series of nuclear pacts, including a symbolic cooperation deal to cut stocks of weapons-grade plutonium.
Just days ago, it was reported that Russia had moved nuclear-capable missiles near to the Polish border as tensions escalated between the world’s largest nation and the West.
The Iskander missiles sent to Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave on the Baltic Sea between Nato members Poland and Lithuania, are now within range of major Western cities including Berlin.
On the plus side. If Berlin gets nuked, it might get rid of a lot of recently arrived jihadists and gang rapists.
No, in all seriousness, there is no bright side to this situation. It’s really, really bad.
Polish officials – whose capital Warsaw is potentially threatened – have described the move as of the ‘highest concern’.
And so it should be.
Putin’s decision to cancel his Paris visit came a day after French President Francois Hollande said Syrian forces had committed a ‘war crime’ in the battered city of Aleppo with the support of Russian air strikes.
Putin had been due in Paris on October 19 to inaugurate a spiritual centre at a new Russian Orthodox church near the Eiffel Tower, but Hollande had insisted his Russian counterpart also took part in talks with him about Syria.
I think he (Hollande) would be better served focusing on his own problems, like the frequent Islamic terrorist attacks, instead of lecturing Putin over something which is none of his business.
The unprecedented cancellation of a visit so close to being finalised is a ‘serious step… reminiscent of the Cold War’, said Russian foreign policy analyst Fyodor Lukyanov.
‘This is part of the broader escalation in the tensions between Russia and the West, and Russia and NATO,’ he told AFP.
The Kremlin has also been angered over the banning of the Russian Paralympic team from the Rio Olympics amid claims of state-sponsored doping of its athletes.
Yeah, just like with Trump, they’ll try and throw pretty much anything they can think of at Russia, in their relentless campaign to demonise them.
Meanwhile, the top advisor to US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said the FBI is investigating Russia’s possible role in hacking thousands of his personal emails.
Oh, so it’s only a “possible role” now? With the way they’ve spoken about it before, you would think they had already been tried, found guilty, and used up every one of their appeals, what with how sure they claimed to be, that Russia were responsible for the hacks.
But Russian officials have vigorously rejected accusations of meddling in the US presidential elections and dismissed allegations that Moscow was behind a series of recent hacks on US institutions.
And as I’ve said before, America’s word has such little credibility in my eyes anymore, that I’m more inclined to trust Russia than America, whenever they have a differing interpretation of the truth.
Retired Russian Lt. Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky told the BBC: ‘Of course there is a reaction. As far as Russia sees it, as Putin sees it, it is full-scale confrontation on all fronts. If you want a confrontation, you’ll get one.
‘But it won’t be a confrontation that doesn’t harm the interests of the United States. You want a confrontation, you’ll get one everywhere.’
And I believe it. This isn’t some puny Arab country that America can push around with ease. If it came down to it, Russia could very well win.
Earlier this week British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson waded into the row, calling for anti-war campaigners to protest outside the Russian embassy in London.
Fucking idiot. So America are the aggressors in this conflict, and this buffoons solution is to call on people to protest outside the Russian embassy instead of the American one. The sheer stupidity of that line of thought is absolutely astounding. Although perhaps it isn’t necessarily stupidity, but rather just an early start in trying to place the blame on Russia, when the war starts. I can guarantee that if it does really happen, our entire controlled media will launch a major propaganda campaign against Russia. Don’t believe the lies when it happens. The West are entirely at fault in this case.
Johnson said the ‘wells of outrage are growing exhausted’ and anti-war groups were not expressing sufficient outrage at the conflict in Aleppo.
‘Where is the Stop the War Coalition at the moment? Where are they?’ he said during a parliamentary debate.
I don’t know Boris. Indeed, where are the protesters, and why aren’t they protesting against America and its allies, for causing the war in the first place by training, arming and financing the opposition forces? You can oppose what Russia is doing to Aleppo all you want, but the fact is, they wouldn’t even be doing what they’re doing, if those forces hadn’t been supported by America in the first place.