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Leader of “Fair Russia” Mironov: special operation in Ukraine may turn into a terrorist operation
Exactly what Pepe is saying and I said here: https://thesakeris.global/2022/09/13/changes-in-the-remit-of-the-smo/
Sept. 14 – Pre-emptive sanctions – it is a question of Who Cares at this stage.
US Mulls China Sanctions As Taiwan Deterrence – Taipei Urges EU To Follow
A Reuters report claims Washington is preparing a package of pre-emptive sanctions to impose on China as a deterrent to military action against Taiwan – and the island is pressuring the EU to follow suit.
Sources report that measures suggested go beyond restricting trade and investment, and have been drawn up more urgently after Beijing’s anger over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial visit to Taipei last month.
One source told Reuters that the EU has shirked imposing sanctions on China previously due to the nation’s significant role in the bloc’s economy.
Sept. 13 – Russia and China are providing our news in what is turning out to be a blistering fast news day:
Russia and China Agree US-Led Unipolar World Order Cannot Continue – Kremlin
Key points from Dmitri Peskov’s Tuesday press conference:
▪️Moscow and Beijing concur that the US-led unipolar world order cannot continue
▪️President Putin is working on de-escalating recent Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes
▪️The president has already spoken with Armenia’s PM Pashinyan regarding the issue
▪️There are no plans for military mobilization in Russia
Sept. 13 – As I noted here: “A change in the status of the SWO is being prepared,”
There is a lot of talk about this ‘change’. One possibility – If Russia declares Ukraine as a terrorist organization everything around the SMO changes. There is much support for this and rumors among the netizens and in the net’o’sphere is rife. Note: Russian Parliament Speaker Volodin today: Kiev’s terrorist actions put the world on the brink of nuclear catastrophe, we cannot allow this – Russian Parliament Speaker Volodin.
Sept. 13 – Vučić: “Due to Pristina’s steps, Serbia is facing significant security challenges… The presence of Pristina police special forces in northern Kosovo and Metohija is increasing… The danger is close, objective and serious”
‘Extending Russia’ yet again and lighting fires everywhere. I call this time .. Empire Strikes Back.
Sept. 13 – Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and other staff have received visas to participate in UN General Assembly – Russian Foreign Ministry.
Sept. 13 – Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan says Armenian casualties amount to 49 KILLED following clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, though those numbers are NOT final, and that the intensity of hostilities have subsided this morning. There are conflicting reports. Brian Berletic notes that this is part of the US strategy of “extending Russia,” lighting fires everywhere, not just waging a proxy war through Ukraine.
Conflicting reports on this one as well – it is stated that Armenia is about to trigger article 4 of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) which would require some form of military involvement of the allies.
Sept. 12 – Momentarily, things are quiet China side.
Sept. 12 – Rosich: “A change in the status of the SWO is being prepared,” political scientist Marat Bashirov said, citing a source in the Kremlin.
Recall that yesterday the Russian Armed Forces began to deliver high-precision strikes on the energy system of Ukraine.
Lets wait …
Sept 12 – There is joy in US, UK and NATO spheres. The Kharkov withdrawal is presented as a sure case of Russia having lost the war. I am more of the opinion that the war has just started. The US and NATO are openly stating that they had planning, command and control of the operation. The Russian Ambassador has just stated that Germany has crossed a red line with weapons to the Ukraine. I am not sure of the legal implications of all of this, i.e., when does a broader war start? Seems to me we are sitting on top of that red line. In short, we’re at The Empire Strikes Back.
Sept 12 – US and its VASSALS trying to PROLONG conflict by increasing supply of arms, but despite this and UNPRECEDENTED sanctions pressure on Russia, goals of special operation in Ukraine WILL be achieved – Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.
Nikolai Patrushev is probably if there is such a thing, the strong hand behind the throne of Mr.Putin. We can take his words to the bank.
Sept 12 –
Germany has crossed a red line with Russia by sending arms to Ukraine, Moscow’s ambassador in Berlin said on Monday. The decision undermined decades of reconciliation since the end of World War II and the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, the diplomat added.
“The very fact that the Ukrainian regime is being supplied with German-made lethal weapons, which are used not only against Russian military service members, but also the civilian population of Donbass, crosses the red line,” Ambassador Sergey Nechaev said in an interview with Izvestia newspaper.
He added that Berlin should have known better, “considering the moral and historic responsibility that Germany has before our people for the Nazi crimes.”
“They have crossed the Rubicon,” Nechaev stated, using an idiom for passing the point of no return.
Massive blackout in Ukraine after missile launch from Black Sea. Power down fully or partially in:
⚡️ Kharkiv Oblast;
⚡️ Sumy Oblast;
⚡️ Poltava Oblast;
⚡️ Dniepropetrovsk Oblast;
⚡️ Zaporizha Oblast;
⚡️ Odesa Oblast;
⚡️ ZSU-controlled parts of DPR;
Aah, the festival of moon cakes (mid Autumn festival). This time of the year I receive emails from some Chinese correspondents overly decorated with balloons and flowers and mooncakes.
The cakes are truly beautiful. https://english.news.cn/20220911/4a97a22e2d974b9497f446694bd2fdbb/c.html
While there is a massive roll-out of change in our world, the issues of the Ukrainian advance in Kharkov need more elucidation. We will be writing about this as the situation on the ground clears somewhat, hopefully today already. Needless to say, the Russian people are shocked to their cores by the loss of four villages to Ukraine. We know it will not remain like this for long, but my thought is with the people that are now under Ukrainian control and what Ukrainians do to these civilians.
This is an example of the commentary: It’s important to ask what will happen to the civilians who collaborated with Russia in those territories in Kharkov region? How many of them will be killed by Kiev forces? Are they so expendable/cattle for Russia that can be left behind at mercy of the enemy without problems? What does this say to civilians in other areas under Russian control? If I were a Kherson region citizen I would never participate in a referendum in these circumstances.
This is very real. Take a look:
I have another thought: How is it that we support a SMO, while the other side is at war?
More to come.
China ends UN human rights cooperation, following the release of its report on alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang, the Chinese ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said on Friday. “The office closed the door of cooperation by releasing the so-called assessment,” ambassador Chen Xu said, describing it as “illegal and invalid”. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3192019/china-says-un-report-xinjiang-has-closed-door-cooperation
From the UN Security Council after Russia convened a meeting on weapons. (Note, I listened to everything but when the British B… Woman started speaking, I had to turn it off!)
If you’ve watched Israel and Palestine, you would know that things are heating up. The Palestinian youth is actively fighting back now.
Tel Aviv falls into a state of panic, where Palestinian youths are operating. For every time Israeli forces enter cities or camps in Jenin and Nablus, West Bank to carry out arrests or demolish homes, unorganized attacks are occurring.
Big evacuation of people in the areas from which the Russian troops have retreated. New repression by Ukies is not anything new or unexpected. Killings, torture and filtration is par for the course since the ATO began. Plenty of stories, including everyone’s ‘Everyman from Kharkiv’, Gonzo Lira. Disappeared and then… Read more »
Larch, we must see what the Russians say. And currently there is a great level of trust that hangs in the balance. Correctly or incorrectly. Russia was handed its ass in this instance. We have to say this and four villages are in Ukie hands. The half-assed RuMod explanation makes… Read more »
Even Lira .. I know he is no expert … but morale took one hell of a hit. ————- So! After reading up as much as I could, it’s clear that the Kharkov offensive is a clear win for the Zelensky regime. But there are caveats: 1. This victory came… Read more »
The reason neither of us is on the General Staff is self-evident. So, we have only the effects of actions to judge. The Russians have for four-five months used the tactic of drawing the Ukies out into the open (from forested settlements and towns north and south of Kharkov). They… Read more »
I am fully in tune with giving it more time. But we have to know that NATO is not disappearing into dust.
thank you, larchmonter445. as andre M often points out the russians always have a plan, so this makes no sense. certainly, as you point out the numbers of dead & fallen tell a very different tale. the trolls are trolling in massive numbers, @ moa a great many are fanning… Read more »
◾️If there are no changes to the special military operation today or tomorrow, I will be forced to go out to the leadership of the country to explain to them the situation on the ground – Kadyrov Kadyrov has criticized the situation: – I, Ramzan Kadyrov, am officially declaring to… Read more »
I don’t see a point in waiting for more info as certain experts are urging. The withdrawal happened and has been acknowledged by Russian MoD. The intentions behind it or explanations for the reason mean little. That it happened is all that matters. In the latest round of the SMO,… Read more »
Some of us accept what has happened and we are not railing and crying. Instead, we are looking at the consequences best we know how.
It is not a popular view.