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Lessons Learned and Lessons Not Learned

With thanks to Batiushka, the author.

Image: The Provinces of the Pre-2014 Ukraine

In February 1917 the scheming British ambassador to Saint Petersburg, Sir George Buchanan, orchestrated a coup d’etat, implemented by treacherous and power-hungry Russian aristocrats, politicians and generals, to overthrow Tsar Nicholas II. The ensuing palace revolt was ‘successful’, the Tsar was illegally usurped and the pernicious British elite prevented the imminent Russian victory in the Western-inspired First World War. This made it certain that the War would continue for another eighteen months and another three million deaths and the USA would intervene with its ‘Spanish’ flu-infected troops, who would kill millions more. However, the traitors who had overthrown the Tsar in the middle of a war were so utterly incompetent that, instead of replacing the Russian leader with some compliant Western-style constitutional monarch or president, who would hand over the resources of his huge country to the West, within seven months the Bolsheviks had taken over the Russian Empire. Western intrigues had gone impossibly wrong.

The Bolsheviks duly ended the War with Germany, causing the Western world to invade Russia and millions more to die in internal strife. A generation later, another 27 million more died when the West encouraged its anti-Bolshevik brainchild, Hitler, to invade and genocide the successor to the Russian Empire, the USSR. Thank you, Buchanan and the Anglo-American Round Table cabal (1). It was not until 1992, after the collapse of the USSR, that the West was at last able to begin its long-planned asset-stripping of the former Russian and former Soviet Empire. However, that brief period did not last, as in 2000 Vladimir Putin became President of the Russian Federation. It was the first time that a a patriot had been the Russian leader since Tsar Nicholas II. Everything was about to change.

In 2022 Russia showed that it had learned the lessons of World War One and of the fall of the USSR. As a result of the illegal Western sanctions imposed after the Special Military Operation to free the Ukraine from Nazism in 2022, there would be no February Revolution, no collapse by traitors, engineered by the US Embassy in Moscow and its CIA ‘diplomats’ (the successor to First World War British spies). The sentencing a few days ago of the well-known traitor and CIA spy, Vladimir Kara-Murza, to 25 years in prison, was no surprise. Possibly the only surprise was that he got off so lightly. High treason in time of war usually carries the death sentence. President Putin rides high, with ratings of 80% of approval. There is no opposition, there will be no overthrow of the Neo-Tsarist Russian government. The President has prepared the war against the USA and its NATO/EU vassals on the battlefield of the Ukraine very carefully. The lessons of Western treachery have been learned.

Lessons Not Learned

However, the West has not learned from Napoleon’s invasion of Russia of 1812 or from Hitler’s invasion of 1941. The overthrow of the democratically-elected Ukrainian government in 2014 on the centenary of the European World War One and the installation of a Nazi regime in Kiev, have proved it. For fourteen months Russian-backed forces have been fighting Nazi troops on the same Ukrainian battlefields as where their ancestors fought the Nazis between 1941 and 1944. In Bakhmut-Stalingrad, seven months of street by street and house to house fighting will at last be over soon, for 90% of the town has already been liberated. Colossal Nazi losses are estimated at 30,000 dead and 120,000 wounded. Another Ukrainian Army has gone. Russian Army troops have not even been engaged. Allied fighting has been carried out by Donbass Ukrainian militias, contract troops from the Wagner group and Chechen fighters.

Here we can ignore the leaks by the incel Jack ‘get a girl-friend’ Teixeira. They are merely a mixture of the most absurd lies from the Ukrainian Ministry of Propaganda (probably imagined by the US PR companies that run it) and CIA spying on the Ukrainians and NATO ‘allies’. Meanwhile, over 500,000 troops of the Russian Army wait around the Ukrainian borders for the rest of the Donbass and the provinces of Kherson and Zaporozhie to be fully liberated. They are an army of occupation, waiting to denazify the about-to-be demilitarised Ukraine. The future Ukraine, without the Crimea and the four provinces which already overwhelmingly decided to join the Russian Federation, and probably without Nikolayev and Odessa and possibly without the two provinces of Kharkov and Dnepropetrovsk, will be much smaller than the Soviet Ukraine (See map).

Indeed, Russia may decide to return three demilitarised Galician provinces, Volyn, Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, to Poland, Transcarpathia (Zakarpat’e) to Hungary (most there have already bought their Hungarian passports) and Bukovinan Chernovtsy to Romania, in exchange for Transdnestria. This would leave Romanian Moldova to decide whether it wants to remain independent, or else become an autonomous part of Romania. In that case, with only eleven provinces, the ten-million strong New Ukraine will be less than half of the pre-2014 Ukraine, a parallel to Belarus to the north, a bastion against the ever-aggressive West on the Russian frontier. It could then be renamed the Kiev Republic, or simply Malorossija, as it was before 1917, after which Non-Russian Soviet dictators, Lenin, Stalin and Khruschov, expanded it so much by stealing territory from elsewhere, especially from Russia.

More Lessons Not Learned

However, the Ukraine is not the real issue. The real issue is the 12.5% of the world population that lives beneath the age-old oppression of the Western elite and that elite’s age-old oppression of the 87.5% of the population that lives in the rest of the world. The real issue is: Are we going to see the end of American gangsterism or not? The ever-expanding multipolar BRICS says: ‘Yes we are, we are going to be free’.

With the Western-imposed virtual alliance of Russia and China, it would indeed seem so. Russia is now sending missiles, planes and ships to defend China against possible US attack – after all no US planes and ships have been sent to the Ukraine, they have to be kept in reserve for the intended US war against China in 2024/5. Moreover, the Chinese manipulation of the ever-vain French President Macron shows also that not all the vassals in Europe are going to support the intended US war against the balloons of ‘the yellow peril’, as US State-controlled and racist media are now promoting. This is a repeat of the lack of European support for the US invasion and genocide of Iraq twenty years ago.

Macron’s recent return from China showed that the Chinese had flattered him into believing that Europe (under President Macron, of course) must show a ‘third way’, brokering peace between the US and China. It is the old French dream of regaining the premier place it had on the world stage before the suicidal French Revolution of 1789. When the French elite is frustrated in this ambition, it suffers from Gallic petulance a la De Gaulle. A preening and pretentious narcissist, Macron the Rothschild bankster and the most hated man in France, voted in by only by 18% of the French electorate – his ultra-botoxed pensioner wife is the most hated woman – was not difficult for the Chinese to flatter.

European Delusions

The Chinese know that Macron, who is nicknamed ‘the Pharaoh’ in France and whose name in Greek means ‘great’, is after all the tallest of the present crop of European pygmies. Nordstream Scholz? A dithering joke. Bank-clerk Sunak? A money-loving son of immigrants. And the business elite also know that Europe without China, with China under attack from a to-be-sunk US Navy, will last at most only a few weeks. That is why Macron returned to Europe declaring that China can have Taiwan if it wants. For the first time in his life, he showed common sense. But even that is irrelevant. Chinese Taiwan will return to China anyhow, whatever some unpopular French banker thinks. It is only a question of a few years – at most. True, the US does not want Taiwan to return to China, after all the Taiwanese elite is a huge buyer of useless US arms, but who cares about the US? Saigon, Kabul, Kiev…..

Macron was forced to drag along with him on his escape from trash-laden Paris to China the US vassal, European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen. The Chinese ignored that nonentity and she soon returned on an ordinary passenger plane, tail between her legs. Repeating the very French view that Europe should be a third power, a counterweight to Washington and Beijing, Macron ignored her. After all, he is the real President of Europe, not her. At least, in his imagination. He considers that Europe must develop ‘our own strategic autonomy or we will become vassals, whereas we could become the third pole if we have a few years to develop this’. He had not noticed that Europe had become vassals three generations ago. Such is the blindness caused by narcissism.

Put politely, the French elite has a very vivid imagination, or put less politely, it suffers from the most fantastic delusions of grandeur. In 2019 Macron warned of NATO’s ‘brain death’. However, since then Macron has only encouraged the brain-dead patient to fight its proxy war with Russia. Hearing Macron’s opinions, a Republican Senator, Marco Rubio, declared: ‘If Macron is speaking for all of Europe, and their position now is they’re not going to pick sides between the US and China over Taiwan, maybe then we should not be taking sides either’.  Rubio’s delusion: the US is funding a European war. Of course, although he still does not know it, it is not a European war. Just like Afghanistan and Iraq, it is yet another US war and in Europe again.

No more Delusions for Turkiye and Russia

Meanwhile, at a meeting with young people in Istanbul on 19 April, the Turkish Minister of the Interior, Suleyman Soylu, stated that ‘the US is continuing to lose its reputation’, ‘that the whole world hates America’, and that ‘Europe is a pawn of the US in Africa and all the African countries hate the states that are exploiting them and they are returning to their local languages’ (2). ‘There is no such thing as Europe…There is America. Europe is a train following after America…European leaders are constantly being discredited and the population is ageing…The Europeans have problems of economic production and will do so further’. Nothing new here, we have been saying the same all our lives. However, until recently ultra-loyal to the US, no Turkish politician would have said such things in public. But then the US did try to assassinate President Erdogan in 2016 (saved by President Putin) and last year Soylu did call on the US ambassador ‘to take his dirty hands off Turkiye’ (3).

As for the Russian Federation, 300 years have passed since 1721, when Russia became a Western-style Russian Empire, resumed in 1922 when it became a Western-style Soviet Empire. The Russian Federation is now facing reality, that East Slav Russia and Belarus and that other fragment of East Slavdom, the Ukraine, are at war simply because they allowed themselves to be divided by the Western world’s global policy of ‘divide and rule’. However Imperial Russia and the Imperial Soviet Union are well and truly over. That is why Russia, with Belarus, which has also come to its senses after being tempted by the West in recent years, has been able to return to its historic destiny and mission of withholding the global evil of Imperial America (2 Thess 2, 6). And then it too will fall apart, just like the Soviet Union.

In the last fourteen months the ‘Union State’ of the Russian Federation and Belarus has thrown off US colonisation and vassalhood. Everything that the West has palmed off on East Slavdom, on Russia and Belarus with its fifth column of liberalism a la Navalny and Kara-Murza, on nationalist Ukraine with Nazism, and everywhere with the poisonous and parasitic neo-aristocrats, known as oligarchs, is being rejected. But even more importantly, the Russian Federation is leading the way and calling the rest of the world, China, India and indeed all Asia, Africa and Latin America, and for that matter anyone in Europe or elsewhere in the Western world who has ears to hear and unzombified brains to think, to free themselves too. It can indeed be said like Marx that: ‘You have nothing to lose but your chains’. Or else, like Christ: ‘The Truth will set you free’.

Notes:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_Table_movement

2. https://bnn.network/world/turkey/turkish-interior-minister-suleyman-soylu-claims-the-whole-world-hates-america/

3. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-take-dirty-hands-off-interior-minister-us-envoy

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Old Fashioned Athlete
Old Fashioned Athlete
1 year ago

Happy to have found Batiushka writings! Thank you!

qrude
qrude
1 year ago

I see that you have moved on from The Saker. I love your knowledge of Batiushka culture and history, and your religiously rooted, enriching writing. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future. PS: Taiwan was never originally part of China. If I had to guess,… Read more »

amarynth
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1 year ago
Reply to  qrude

WOW grude just wow. Here is a fair history of Taiwan, which had many different names in older times. China holds Taiwan in terms of war reparations and agreements. Two names come to mind now, and the one is Republic of Formosa and the other is Illha de pescos (Fisherman’s… Read more »

JG
JG
1 year ago

Another grand read; thank you, so much.❤️🇷🇺💙

Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
1 year ago

Thank you and BRAVO for your fascinating history and description of the present-day situation, Batiushka. Apologies, but I have 3 questions… #1 Is there a case for all provinces east of the Dneiper River and including Odessa, Mykolaiv, and obviously Kherson (the provinces bordering the Black Sea) with Dnipropetrovsk as… Read more »

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AHH
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin Maxwell

Hi Col,  Medvedev’s 2022 map compared Ukraine in 1991 vs projected (at that time). Doubtlessly, it’s whittled even further, with no space for Ukraine now, given intractable Nazi psychopathy. (See Medvedev’s hints lately) Attached map shows how Tzars and mostly Soviets built up the Ukraine. They ceded mostly traditional Russian lands to do… Read more »

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Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
1 year ago
Reply to  AHH

Love this Map AHH – it really does illustrate just how transient and fragile this frontier land has been throughout the last 4 centuries. Of course, it’s a dream come true for Uncle Slaughter, especially when Nazis that they could recruit had already been entrenched there for almost exactly 90… Read more »

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AHH
1 year ago

With the fourth invasion of Russia in the last century, the West didn’t learn to space out aggression, so their enemy’s guard could drop.  Facing superior weaponry, united population, and a real economy, the West didn’t learn to retreat, rebuild and rearm so it wasn’t facing Defeat & Denazification. The West didn’t learn… Read more »

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