Russia: The “Special Military Operation” came home to Belgorod oblast…

We are now completing a house-to-house inspection of the border villages and Hraivoron itself. Most of the population has left the area. We are helping those who are unable to do so with our vehicles, and those who are able to do so are leaving by personal vehicles” – Governor of Belgorod Vyacheslav Gladkov (22.05.2023)

The situation in Russia’s Belgorod region intensifies. Governor Gladkov confirms a sabotage group has crossed from Ukraine into Russian territory, with most residents now evacuated. He claims that the current casualties stand at eight. In response, Belgorod has launched a “counter-terrorist operation.” Strict security measures are in place, including enhanced document verification and control of telecommunications. Amid tensions in Belgorod, Russia acts swiftly evacuating a strategic nuclear munitions depot, Belgorod-22. This pivotal move underscores the gravity of the situation on the ground” (Artur Rehi, 22.05.2023)

The Free Russia Legion, made up of Russians fighting on the side of the Ukrainian Army, has crossed into Russia in the Belgorod region and has taken control of three settlements Kozinka, Glotove, Gora-Podil Heavy fighting is taking place for control of Greyvoron” (Visegrad 24, 22.05.2023).

The art of war isn’t an easy one and when you have started it… you never know how it will finish. Especially long after the moment of surprise and sudden attacks are over. The strategic enterprise of war becomes more important. The war in Ukraine that was supposed to last for three days are now over a year and few more months. The Russian Army was supposed to conquer Kyiv in three days and it never happened.

Now, after all this time… the Russians are getting a taste of their own medicine. It isn’t happening within Ukraine or that the defensive war is taking it’s toll. No, the war is now inside of Belgorod Oblast. Russian insurgency and militia are now targeting areas there.

The Free Russia Legion and Russian Volunteer Corps are the ones behind it. They are certainly seen as not only rebels, but terrorist. The Russians are calling them “Ukrainian” but these are Russians themselves. Meaning this is a new issue for Kremlin to solve. As they already stretched military in Ukraine. While they also have to fight and attack on its own soil now against their own.

We are now seeing two different militias fighting together for the same cause. A cause that is against the warfare of the Russian Federation. It is causing internal issues and the Kremlin must be shocked by this. However, when you start a war and the ramifications of that comes home. There are possibilities of rebellion and mutiny. That’s what is possibly happening here, but this could also be used to intensify and give more excuses for more harsh laws or forced subscriptions to the Russian Army.

This is how a war comes home. We have no idea how this will be played out, but it is striking. The strategic placement of the rebels and their plans are said out loud and clear. The Kremlin wasn’t prepared for this, because they counted on endless Z Patriots to stand guard. However, there are changes and the winds are turning in every direction.

Belgorod oblast will be in the spotlight for a long time. The rebel, militia or as the Russians say the “terrorist” will cause a stir and controversy in the hinterlands of the Federation. Nevertheless, it begs to question if others will follow their acts or if this will be a lonely crusade. Because if they are alone and not vastly supported. The fight will die down quickly. However, if more takes to arms and prolongs the agony. Then you have a new stalemate that will weaken the Russian army substantial and doing so from within. That will be very beneficial for Kyiv and the Defensive warfare of Ukraine.

When the smoke clears and the verdict is out. We will know more. The coin is yet to be tossed. What is certain is that the Russian leaders and Belgorod oblast wasn’t prepared for this. It is already talk of panic, fleeing and leaving the areas too. That shows what sort of ammo the rebels has and what they are capable of. It must hurt the pride of the mighty nation to see that…

Well, Putin didn’t see this one coming and his strategies in Ukraine haven’t worked. Now it is coming home. I wonder if he will use the same annihilation tactics at home, as he has done on every other battlefield under his reign. Peace.

Opinion: Medvedev is explaining Russian imperialism…

“A geopolitical loss?

It was back in 2022 that NATO was lazily shooing us away when the matter concerned the security guarantees. Like, leave us alone, no time for you. And now, all of the NATO member states go to bed at night, and wake up in the morning thinking of Russia. Moreover, some of the especially cowardly and suffering from phantom pains, like temporarily occupied Poland and our Baltic provinces, have well soiled themselves.

So, if there has indeed been a loss, it is that of the primitive NATO politics, with its underlying ambition to play the exceptional role in the 21st century” (Dmitry Medvedev, 16.05.2023).

If you thought Kremlin had forgotten about their former territories and stopped considering invading or annex former Soviet Republics. Certainly, there is high ranking officials like Dmitry Medvedev spelling it out.

We know he has already said Russians could access Berlin or even capture Poland. That has been said during the “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine. The prolonged “three days” enterprise that is lasting over 400 days now. The Russian war-machine isn’t as cracking as the rulers of Russia wants it too to be.

It is really striking how Medvedev speaks of both Poland and the Baltic Nations. That just shows the arrogance and the imperial thinking, which is lingering in the chambers of power in Kremlin.

They are really dreaming of a new USSR and saying that it’s only “temporary”. If you thought Ukraine was a “one-off”. It is apparently very wrong as certain ones are aiming for unification with all former USSR republics and even saying “NATO” and “EU” only occupied it for the time being. This means some has the ambition and wants to takeover them again.

It is a reason why Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia has been such allies of Ukraine in this war. They know what is coming and they have been worried for years. They are smaller and easier nation to attack. Only the strength of NATO can worry Russia. If they were alone without an alliance. They might as well be under the same fate as Kyiv today. Where the Russian forces are sending missiles and trying to annex their regions. That’s what Kremlin is busy doing and it shows.

If Medvedev thought this sentiment was wise to release… he must be stupid. Because his only showing what we all feared, but his verifying for the world to see. The Russians are dreaming of a new Soviet and wants to take back what is lost. They don’t value the independence of the former USSR republics. No, they want them under their spell again and be the overlords, yet again. Peace.

Russia: The Kremlin Drone Attack smells like a false-flag operation…

“Russian state-controlled media claims Kremlin attacked by Ukrainian drones. Russian state-controlled media RIA Novosti claimed on May 3 that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin residence was targeted by Ukrainian drones. RIA Novosti alleged that the drones were disabled “as a result of timely actions taken by the (Russian) military and special services with the use of radar control systems.”” (Kyiv Independent, 03.05.2023).

“As for the drones over the Kremlin. It’s all predictable… Russia is clearly preparing a large-scale terrorist attack. That’s why it first detains a large allegedly subversive group in Crimea. And then it demonstrates “drones over the Kremlin”. First of all, Ukraine wages an exclusively defensive war and does not attack targets on the territory of the Russian Federation” (Adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Podolyak, 03.05.2023).

On the 18th February 2022 there was a car-bomb in Donbass. That was mere days ahead of the invasion of Ukraine. When I saw the video and the released information about yesterday’s drone attack on Kremlin. It reminded me of the car that was split in pieces and done so to strike fear.

The sudden drone attack in the heart of Moscow only seems like a false-flag and an operation to galvanize troops. This is done to spike up the nationalism and the eager to continue the war in Ukraine. There is nothing else to benefit from it.

The defence and the armies of Ukraine wouldn’t earn a coin on this attack. Neither would this do Kyiv any favours. They would only weaken their own defence strategies. That’s why an attack on Kremlin seems far fetched and out of reach.

The drone attack seems not only like a false flag, but an Mission Impossible. It is a clandestine operation, which needs to travers Russian hinterland with drones. There need to be able to use spies and connections to bring the equipment into the capital. Secondly, the need to penetrate the air-defence and jam the defence systems in the heart of Moscow. That seems like a Hollywood movie and not real life.

I have a hard time believing a spy and a operational team of drone experts would be able to get in to Russia. Secondly, be able to travel the long road from the border of Russia to the capital with the equipment without being intercepted. Especially, when the Russian Army is attacking and operating in several oblasts of Ukraine. Therefore, it seems like a pipe-dream.

It is the perfect nightmare. Then after being able to reach to the Capital. The drones are able to skirt the jammers and the other military equipment to target the Kremlin. That just luck and lucky charms that gave them way.

This is why I don’t believe it and cannot understand the abilities of the Ukrainian supermen who brought the drones to Moscow. Because, if they were they had some supreme abilities and wisdom to bring it that far. Not only operate it and target such a guarded place. But they could transport, set-up shop and do it. If the Ukrainian Defence, did it now… why now? And not earlier in the war? Just to prove a point… alas, that is not case, and this is done to get more support and get sympathy for the cause.

That how I see this, and I feel about the same as when I saw the perfectly bombed vehicle in February last year. It is just too perfect and doesn’t seem legit. Because, of that I question it and think it serves another purpose. If they wanted to assassinate Putin. I doubt that they would do it this way but be more devious than this. Peace.

Opinion: Trump is captured in a web of lies…

“The defendant DONALD J. TRUMP repeatedly and fraudulently falsified New York business records to conceal criminal conduct that hid damaging information from the voting public during the 2016 presidential election” (DA Bragg, 04.04.2023).

Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump has now been arrested or indicted in the Supreme Court of New York. District Attorney Alvin Bragg has built up a case and closed the shutters on him. It is now clear that Papa Don cannot run away from the law and a Grand Jury has indicted him. That’s why yesterday was unique and a start of a long case.

The former President and Republican leader now has to answer for himself. Yes, the trial is scheduled early next year. So, it gives time for more discovery and more litigation ahead of it. The man must face 34 counts of criminal intent to falsify financial documents or do so for tax purposes. Yet, another scheme and a long one of that.

This case has now legs and the ones surrounding Trump should be worried. It isn’t the only one he must deal with. There are several of other cases that is encircling him and his closest associates. When they could arraign him over this. It will be much easier for others to pursuit their cases. Since they see the DA in New York could manage it and can stomach the heat.

Just read this one here…

“From August 2015 to December 2017, the Defendant orchestrated a scheme with others to influence the 2016 presidential election by identifying and purchasing negative information about him to suppress its publication and benefit the Defendant’s electoral prospects. In order to execute the unlawful scheme, the participants violated election laws and made and caused false entries in the business records of various entities in New York. The participants also took steps that mischaracterized, for tax purposes, the true nature of the payments made in furtherance of the scheme” (DA Bragg, 04.04.2023).

This was a scheme that lasted for over two years. It wasn’t just a one-time thing. Secondly, the actions was done and discussed even in the Oval Office. Meaning on the dime of the greater public, the President who had conspired to do this during the campaigns… further the case and prolonged into his reign. Trump used his office and related to his businesses, while in Office. Because, he decided and tried to negotiate the transactions, while he was the President. That is a compelling case… and shows what sort of man he is.

This isn’t about the morals of a cheating spouse. No, Trump has been that and is a reason why he has kids by several woman. That’s up of the ones with moral authority to catch up to him. Nevertheless, this case about how he handled infidelity and how he could supress the story. He could have avoided the porn-star and not been off the hook. However, he instead pursuit it and made sure that nobody would know. That was the plan and was the reason for the “hush-money” and the falsified financial documents, which is now haunting him.

The 34 counts are the ones that he must address, and it will be hard to testify differently. Since, the documentation and the evidence forwarded to the DA is reason for the indictment. They cannot come suddenly left field and switch it up. It isn’t like that and especially not with business transactions or financial records. They are either A or B, they cannot be C or D because you like it. Therefore, it’s smart to pin someone with financial fraud and not other crimes. Since, here you have the “headshot”, the signatures and the will to pursuit the illegal activities. It isn’t a conspiracy or a white paper. No, it is a direct scheme with several implications. Meaning other can build on this case too. Especially, if they deem the evidence or the proof as substantial enough to capture Trump yet again. Peace.

Opinion: Papa Don is finally indicted…

That Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump have been able to avoid indictment and being charged with a crime has been his speciality. If Papa Don has ever been tested by the Courts or by the Department of Justice it has been a slap on the wrist, and he could move on. That can be said even with fines, financial malpractice, electoral fraud and all the other possible crimes he has committed. There are a quagmire of running cases against him and his corporation, the Trump Organization.

The previous President, the ex-President and former Head of State is becoming the first who has held the title to ever be charged or indicted by a Court in the United States of America. If Warren G. Harding hadn’t died so soon. He might have gotten the same treatment for the Teapot Dome or any of the other scandals he was in involved in. Another one who could have faced similar treatment would have been Richard Nixon. Maybe he would also have faced time for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. However, that is just assuming and thinking about the past Presidents who could have faced the law for their actions.

Alas, today, the day after the public got the news. There been brewing and reports of possible actions made by the Supreme Court in New York. This is one of the cases which are on-going and facing the former President. It is just one case involving an extra-martial affair and “hush money” to be silenced ahead of the 2016 Presidential Elections. The hobnobbing of Papa Don is haunting him now. The life-style and the choices he made as a civilian is catching up to him. No one is shocked that he had an affair on his pregnant wife. No, that is something Trump has done in previous marriages too… and is just part of who he is. However, this time it was a part of a campaign and using funds of that to cover up his actions. That act and misdeed is now following him and the memory of “Stormy Daniels” are now emerging.

We know that the Trump Organization itself is under investigation and has built up cases against it. There are possible transgressions and systemic fraud been going on in combination of tax-evasion. Therefore, Trump is only having one issue at the time here.

Trump has another case going in Georgia, which is part of him trying to overturn the 2021 Presidential Elections. The others are the ones in who is on-going with the Insurrection on Capitol Hill on the January 6th and Special Counsel Jack Smith working on at the moment. The tides are turning slowly and the Department of Justice haven’t amped up the speed. It is like they are accepting the stalling tactics and the usage of “prominence” or “prestige” to get away from the law. If he was a small-time crook or holding a little contraband. Trump would have been in the slammer already. However, his the elite and the ones who has been in the upper-echelon of society. That’s why his off the hook and not tasting the same justice system as others. It just shows the two vastly different American experience people can have.

There will be defenders and people saying this is a political case. No, this is a case about the law and how to interpret the law. Secondly, there been enough evidence and discovery to charge the man with a crime. Meaning Trump is indicted and becoming a felon. That’s the gist of it. A man who has been able to get away from charges, allegations and possible criminal for so many years. His business-empire and person has been let scot-free.

Some might say it is wrong to do so and puts a bad precedence. I hate to tell you, if you don’t do the crime, you won’t do the time. It is that simple. Since he left office and lost the election, Trump is just another average Joe or a civilian. If the authorities or Department of Justice finds it worthy. They could build up cases against Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or Barrack Obama. However, there is nothing there or actions, which make that reasonable.

Nevertheless, in concern with Papa Don… there is more than enough and things that he needs to answer for. Not only in the case of Stormy Daniels, but others too. There are plenty more options and places where he fall. This is just first step and possible perp walk. We can only wait for the other numerous cases, which Trump is implicated in. Because, this isn’t the only one and that says something about him. Peace.

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Opinion: Medvedev better chill…

Russian ex-president threatens missile strike against Hague court after Putin arrest warrant. “It’s quite possible to envision a scenario where a Russian ship… could strategically strike the Hague courthouse with a hypersonic Onyx missile,” Dmitry Medvedev said. Medvedev also used foul language to criticize the International Criminal Court, calling it “shitty.” The International Criminal Court (ICC), which is located in the Hague, issued an arrest warrant for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin on March 17” (The Kyiv Independent, 20.03.2023).

The former President and now close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr. Dmitry Medvedev have uttered a few words again on Telegram. Which has been intercepted by the press. These words has been written in retaliation of the criminal charges and the investigation made by the International Criminal Court, which has issued an arrest warrant on Russian President Putin. That has hurt the pride of Medvedev, which has resorted in the recent outburst.

Medvedev isn’t a man of subtlety or restraint. No, his man of bravado and a braggadocios demeanour. That’s just who he is, except for being a token loyalist and a fellow crony of the Kremlin elite surrounding the President. He just have to show it and play it off too.

Not like the man has wisdom or any sort of common sense. He is just a high ranking official who comes with empty threats and tries to spread fear. That’s all he does. If it is invading Poland or using nukes in Ukraine. This man has said it and stated it in writing. He just sounds so supreme and ready for war. Like Russia has an army and combat force to take Europe all by it’s own self. That’s the sort of talk that Medvedev is known for at this point.

So, in this regard, that he comes with threats towards the ICC. No one, no one should be shocked or in awe. It is just what he does… and he just create headlines. He scores some brownie points among the Kremlin elites. It maybe gives him credit in the book of Putin. However, he looks like and sounds like a fool. A warmongering fool… and a twisted one at that.

If the Russians was all innocent and had nothing to hide. They wouldn’t mock the ICC or try to downplay the investigation or the arrest warrant. No, they could have fought the case and answered for their actions. Alas, we know that isn’t the case and would never happen. Putin and Medvedev rather bomb and annihilate the court, than answer to it. They rather act above it and say they should be worried. That’s what they are doing.

Yes, Russia isn’t a member of the ICC or have ratified the Rome Statute in their laws. Which means the jurisdiction and the possible ramifications of the arrest warrant is mute. The ICC cannot push or have any incentive to get Putin deported to the Hague. However, other nations might and the signatories of the Rome Statute is supposed to follow through. Though by history and acknowledge of similar cases, former Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir was able to circumvent it and get away. Therefore, Putin would easily access the same leeway in his travels.

Alas, Medvedev is just smoke and mirrors. His a pot of hot-air with additional nonsense. Trying to spread fear and humiliate the West. Not that it’s working. Just like the Russian propaganda isn’t working outside of the Russian hemisphere either. Except for loonies who believes the Z-Apostles of our time. Peace.

A brief look into President Putin’s speech yesterday

“We are not at war with the people of Ukraine. I have made that clear many times. The people of Ukraine have become hostages of the Kiev regime and its Western handlers, who have in fact occupied that country in the political, military and economic sense and have been destroying Ukrainian industry for decades now as they plundered its natural resources. This led to social degradation and an immeasurable increase in poverty and inequality. Recruiting resources for military operations in these circumstances was easy. Nobody was thinking about people, who were conditioned for slaughter and eventually became expendables. It is a sad and dreadful thing to say, but it is a fact” – President Vladimir Putin (21.02.2023)

Yesterday speech by the Russian President isn’t an insignificant one, but is in a row of shady tricks and ploys to legitimize an illegal invasion of a sovereign. He is trying to use words and mechanisms to devoid himself from the issue at hand. The President knows well he instigated and has issued the war on Ukraine.

President Putin has planned, escalated and ensured the war on Ukraine. That is all in his making and with his armies. He has supported “resistance” and “armed militias” within Ukrainian territories since the Maidan revolution. Putin has also with his might and power annexed Ukrainian territory of Crimea. Therefore, he knows perfectly well the gamble and the will to undermine Kyiv. That’s his busy doing and he does on the basis of military strength.

“Responsibility for inciting and escalating the Ukraine conflict as well as the sheer number of casualties lies entirely with the Western elites and, of course, today’s Kiev regime, for which the Ukrainian people are, in fact, not its own people. The current Ukrainian regime is serving not national interests, but the interests of third countries” (Putin, 21.02.2023).

Putin himself wants his own puppets and musketeers like he has in Minsk. That’s what is aiming for so he can control Ukraine by proxy. This is his mission and that’s why he uses this sort of rhetoric. Because he knows perfectly well that the government is elected and popular in Ukraine. A government, which by default just happens to Eurocentric and not Moscow bound. He wants a fella who loves Kremlin and wants to be associated with him. That’s all that matters and he can destroy his own armies to get there.

One last piece of his speech: “In early February, the North Atlantic alliance made a statement with actual demand to Russia, as they put it, to return to the implementation of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, including admission of inspections to our nuclear defence facilities. I don’t even know what to call this. It is a kind of a theatre of the absurd. We know that the West is directly involved in the Kiev regime’s attempts to strike at our strategic aviation bases. The drones used for this purpose were equipped and updated with the assistance of NATO specialists. And now they also want to inspect our defence facilities? In the current conditions of confrontation, it simply sounds insane” (Putin, 21.02.2023).

He clearly see the world as a one-sided one and secondly also directly accepts that he can issue threats, but others has to silently look by. He is stressing the NATO and US is supporting Ukraine in its self-defence. Though the NATO and European allies are not on the ground or directly involved in the combats. Neither are the specialists or anyone else close to the battlefields. No, there is more Belarussian involvement in the war then what is happening from NATO. The Russians has used more of their allies and their connections to boost their war. While NATO and European allies has been cautious with their movements. Russians has used Iranian drones and others technical warfare to missile strike the Republic of Ukraine. Therefore, this sort of speech only shows how he favours himself and doesn’t take to account his invading forces and the war-crimes committed by itself.

We know Ukraine wants to defend itself and get rid of the threats of Russian air-forces. Who can blame them? When Russian armed forces are bombing and missile striking the nation. That just shows the tyranny and the entitlement of Putin. He can bomb nations asunder, but the defending nation cannot use force to defend itself. That’s bad and not in good fate. Seriously, how jaded is the man?

This speech isn’t a great one. Neither is it unique. It is a year of this nonsense, but the quotes have to saved. Because they are saying something. Peace.

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