The Ukraine Crisis: What You Need to Know

02/28/2022147 Comments

You've no doubt heard the story of the crisis in Ukraine by now. But, as we've been told all our lives, there are two sides to every story. So, which side of the story have you heard?

There's the MSM/establishment/dinosaur media side of the story. Let's call it the "Team NATO" narrative. In this version of events, the bloodthirsty insane psychopathic literally Hitler leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin, woke up a few weeks ago and suddenly decided to invade the free, peaceful nation of Ukraine for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON WHATSOEVER!

And then there's the "alternative" media side of the story. Let's call it the "Team BRICS" narrative. In this version of the story, the valiant defender of human liberty, Vladimir Putin, is fighting to protect the free peoples of the world from the globalists and their sinister machinations.

As I say, you've doubtless heard one or another of these stories by now. Or, if you're really paying attention, you might have heard both. But I'm here to tell you today that you've been lied to your whole life. There aren't two sides to every story. There are at least three, maybe more.

Now, you know me. Here at The Corbett Report, I like to go deeper than the simplistic, binary narratives you get in the establishment press or in much of the so-called alternative press. So let's dive deeper today and look at the third side of the Ukraine crisis story.

What? Three sides to the story? That's right, and in this important edition of The Corbett Report Subscriber, I'll show you the deep background that situates the current Ukraine crisis in the larger context of the globalist agenda. And after that, subscribers can stick around for this week's recommended reading, listening and viewing, plus a coupon code for 25% off Corbett Report DVDs at the New World Next Week shop. If you're interested in accessing the full newsletter, please sign up for a membership today.

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  1. Tony_PotenZa says:

    Corbett you magnificent bastard ,you did it again!!

    • mjcustom says:

      Its hard for me to support either side if i dont agree with either one. The people in Ukraine dont really have a choice in what to do. The U.S cant really help without starting World War. The Russian military it overmatched for most situations right on their border. I definitly dont want to see people dying either way and its a really sad thing. But I dont want to police the world or condone that through my support in the U.S. Everyone says democracy and its become that flash word that means freedom. I just dont understand how its possible to be a demcocracy fighting for freedom. I could see being a republic fighting for freedom. Collectively fighting for individual freedom instead of individually fighting for a collective and calling that freedom. Or something like that. Have you ever heard the U.S administration say anything about individual freedom or liberty? Let alone any words about freedom or liberty?

      I see Ukraine as the world war. Like James said, its waged against the people. If Ukraine wins and the west influences it…then it results in the same problems the U.S is having today. It sure is better than dying so they have no choice but to stand proud and fight the incomning enemy….im just saying the enemy is everything. Not just the systems with the best illusion of freedom. ALL of the systems that prevent true individual sovereignty.

      With that said, that is what im rooting for in Ukraine. The blood spilt better be for that. Much love

      • weilunion says:

        It is simply not that simplistic which is the point of the article.

        Part One

        I notice no mention was made of Putin’s call for de-militarization and de-nazification.

        Why de-Nazification? Because Russia has been attacked by fascism losing 25 million people. Where is the fascism now?

        Financed by the US, starting with Stetsko the fascist head of the Ukranian right, was welcomed into America by Jean Kirkpatrick, Secretary of State under Reagan, fascism is the government.

        It started with the ABN or Anti Bolshevik Nations, a gaggle of fascist countries that then morphed into WACL.

        For those not familiar with the latter, the history of Ukraine could never be understood.

        Best to go back to the Intermarian, a concept few have heard of but harkens back to the 1930’s.

        • weilunion says:


          Part Two

          [This article—originally published as a paper for the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES)—is the first in our series of in-depth analyses focusing on the activities of the far-right and its various contemporaneous and historical liaisons with intelligence agencies.

          The presidency of Donald Trump has accelerated an ambiguous relationship to Europe, in the hope of shifting Europe’s—and particularly NATO’s—center of gravity from the Paris-Berlin axis to a more Central and Eastern Europe hub; a hub which sees itself as the “other” Europe—that is, opposed to the European Union and its so-called “liberal” social-welfare programs and values.

          After the Russian Revolution, the West backed first a military invasion and then the White armies against the new Soviet state. When these efforts failed, the West then backed Polish leader Joseph Pilsudsky and Ukrainian nationalist Simon Petlyura’s Russo-Polish war based on the dual concepts of Intermarium and the Prometheus project.

          Once again, now led by the U.S., rightwing anti-Russia forces are looking to Poland and its ultra-anti-Russian allies to lead an increasingly aggressive front against Russia.

          The U.S. has been pouring weapons into Eastern Europe, backed up by an aggressive program of military training and military exercises. An aggressive system of bilateral military agreements between the U.S. and its East European allies threaten to pull Western Europe into a multilateral conflict with Russia via Article 5 of the NATO charter.

          The authors trace these historical developments as a resurrection of the Intermarium—a geopolitical concept that envisaged an alliance of countries reaching from the Baltic Sea over the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea that would serve as a alternative power bloc between Germany and Russia.

          Marlene Laruelle, Ph.D., is an Associate Director and Research Professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs. Ellen Rivera is an independent researcher specialized in the post-war German far-right, with a particular focus on post-war anti-communist organizations. – Editors]

          For more:

          • Duck says:

            That’s cool… Visups podcast thefarm did a series on WACL….that said I think you should recall the story goes back even farther that thay the west in the form of Jewishnwall street bankers and American industrialists basically funded the mostly Jewish Bolsheviks in their overthrow of the provisional government and western industrialists took over many y Russian resources (the Koch bros dad was out there) until (I think under stalin) they got run out.

            Souce: wallstreet and the Russian Revolon by Dr Richard Spence

            Then the mostly Jewish bolsheviks starved millions of Ukrainians to death, a crime covered up at the time by the US media and government

            Then the Trotskites (after millionaire Jewish revolutionary Trotsky got killed) became the NeoConservative movement (also mostly jewish) and fought communism…and other stuff

            Maybe there is a common factor… is the current president of Ukrainian jewish? Uhh..yes

            • playinggrounded says:

              Just curious, have you heard of Talpiot and Unit 8200? I think we need some good research on this as I’m sure that many if not most are unaware of this deep state Israeli agenda.

              James are you listening?

              • Duck says:

                I’M more worried about their plan to nuke Europe Russia and the US if Israel faced destruction…what was that plan operation Samson ??

                They kinda talked it back later andt I can’t find the general’s quote about it right now… it a was rather psychotic revenge fantasy.

        • candlelight says:

          You ask where is the fascism now? Well, it seems to be a little here, there and everywhere.

          How is fascism defined? Here’s a very short straight forward definition from Merriam-Webster borrowed from the Internet that seems about what one would think:

          Definition of fascism

          1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

          2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control…

          I’m sorry, but that description of government and leadership fits Putinland to a Tee.

          Llke Riley Waggaman said, more or less, why go de-Nazifying the next country when you should be deNazifying your own.

          In fact, there’s nothing I can think about Putin that’s not fascistic.

          Basically, he’s a thug, and a sadistic murderer. Does he really need to take out his opponents by way of slow poisoning via polonium? No doubt it’s a sick fetish he’s developed over his years of power.

          Maybe you should be asking where is the socialism?

          Is there one in a country controlled by Putin’s oligarchs? Are the fruits of labor fairly distributed in Russia? To be fair, these people do provide a lot of work for European boat builders, and upwards of a hundred people can find a livelihood servicing the needs of the elite on just one of many of their lovely yachts.

          Also pointed out by Waggaman was that the entire Russian justification fed to the masses for invading (sorry – for special operations in -) Ukraine over deNazification kicked into high gear only a couple weeks prior. As he said, no one was talking about it before that. So, it’s total war propaganda, total bullshit. Even describing the situation in Donbass as genocide against the Russian-speaking people is an exaggeration. They’ve been firing weapons at one another for 7 years, plus in the film “NYC to Donetsk and back” it’s mentioned that it was a “hot” war back in 2015 when probably most lives were lost. It was also mentioned that civilians and children lost their lives. That is tragic. A Corbett member relayed something he had heard about a Ukrainian soldier being ordered to shoot a baby. This falls under the category of a war crime. No doubt about it. And I’m sure there are more instances out there we don’t know about, but given the cultural stability demonstrated in the film, I don’t see a genocide and ethnic cleansing going on. That, again, is pure propaganda. The so-called evacuation to the Rostov region seems to have be a sham concocted for pro-invasion propagandist purposes. Reportedly, there were more people at the border to hand chocolate out to the people trickling across than there were evacuees.

          Fast forward to what he Russians are doing now. You read the news, right?

          You asked where is the fascism? The answer: It can be found streaming across the Ukraine border heading to Kyev.

          • Duck says:

            If you look into what Mussolini, the guy who founded Fascism, said about it it describes a system far more like China or the USA in that both of those places have a huge “Public Private” “Corporate-Government” alliance. In China the Gov chases Corporations and Banks into doing the Partys will and in the USA the Banks chase the politicians into doing THEIR so both systems are similr

            My (limited) knowledge of Putin is that he is more of a personal strong man, wanna be king type but he may also fit the above description

    • jane70 says:

      I think the Ukrain on fire video has been deleted

    • robster says:

      Kinda funny he links to a “no virus theory” article in context of Ukraine, no?

  2. frogsoup says:

    Klaus bragging Putin attended his bs shcheme doesnt mean its factual. What evidence do you have of him actually attending? Photos huh? Im against his biosecurity state and covid bullshit. Him killing the oppostion? well, maybe thats actually better for the russian people. cuz who ever replaces putin will destroy russia and its people. he’s there best option. But lol him shaking hands with with Klaus and Henry could just be pr/fluff? so what they met? do you know what was said in those meetings? what if putin didnt agree to all the demands of the nwo? or he did agree, and will actaully not comply… who the hell knows

    • Agreed says:

      Well there was a video of Putin bragging how Russia(not sure if he asked personally) asked to join NATO and was declined. Putin then hesitated to say that it was actually classified information that he can’t elaborate through the details with the public. Anyone can wonder why. The last revolutions in China and Russia occurred while the governments were seeking to collaborate with the world, as people protested to whatever collateral authority it was going to be and under the circumstances. This was the case with the last Tzar of Russia and the last dynasty leader of China. Which I point to Corbett’s point ONWARD. I can find that video if you want me to. It’s only safe to say that Corbett’s argument is CLEAR. Governments will only want you to depend on them and we’ll do by any means. Every government in the world keeps secrets from you. Let’s not have that

    • gracoes says:

      Regarding Russian involvement with the WEF one possible clue might be last year Cyber Polygon that was held in Moscow.

  3. candlelight says:

    Where in your article, James, is the back-up for the Russian claims of Ukrainian promoted genocide against the Russian-speaking people of the Donbas that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz berated Putin and the Russians for making?

    Anyway, one thing is very clear (unless proven otherwise at some point as fake news), the Ukrainians are very nation-centric, and whatever revolution occurred in 2014, Western influence notwithstanding, they like what they have, and they don’t want Putin coming in and installing his own fucking puppet government. If this is Putin’s idea of push back against Western “aggression”, in this day and age, he is one helluva loser, and as some say, this could very well turn out to be his Waterloo.

    Also, showing photos of political hacks, heads of state, diplomats, state operatives of all stripes shaking hands as pointing to corroborative cooperation such as Putin with Schwab, Putin with Kissinger, is meaningless.

    How many photos are there of Muammar Gaddafi making nice, shaking hands with “friendly” heads of state, that is, before they offed him?

    Your own sources of propagandized “news” for your article are cherry-picked to paint your own narrative here, James.

    Reality is a conundrum, no matter how you slice it.

    • nosoapradio says:

      The question nevertheless remains;

      What happened to the entire Polish government on April 10th, 2010?

      They simply made an offer that fate could not refuse when they entered en masse, 96 representatives strong, into a single aircraft destined for Russia to attend a symbolic event honoring the massacre of 22,000 of their countrymen?
      This massacre was allegedly covered-up. So was the massacre of the Polish government who attempted the audacious exploit of paying tribute on the alleged purpotraitors land.

      Cover-up upon cover-up: a collaborative, collective effort on the 2D chessboard.

      Who massacred the entire Polish government and who helped to cover it up.
      A kind of composite “who is John Galt” question for me.

      • Waterbear says:

        Sometimes a plane crash is, rarely, just a plane crash. Would Russia want to kill the senior members of the Polish government because of an 80-year-old event?

        The wiki article quotes: “Meanwhile, the situation in the cockpit was one of very high stress.[3] As the weather continued to worsen, the crew became increasingly aware of the extreme difficulty they would encounter in landing at Smolensk. The crew may have feared a negative reaction from their passengers should they have to divert to an alternative airfield.”

        The pilots were right to fear a negative reaction. Perhaps all those powerful people caused their own demise by freaking the shit out of the pilots.

        • nosoapradio says:

          Would Russia want to kill the senior members of the Polish government because of an 80-year-old event?

          Actually, I think this probable murder was perpetrated, as usual, to obtain a variety of objectives that are, at present, quite beyond me but which may earn some clarity in light of today’s events in Ukraine. Poland had just become an official member of the EU and Kacyzinski was a reputed Euro-Sceptic for example. He was also a devout Catholic. And a pretty popular president as presidents go. As for the 80-year old Katyn event, it adds the sort of ironic and symbolic “bras d’honneur” that the elites seem so fond of. A sort of signature. And perhaps a sort of morbid sacrifice.

          • Waterbear says:

            If he was a Euro-skeptic and a devout Catholic, it seems more likely the Anglos wanted him dead rather than the Russians.

            I acknowledge that there are many interwoven and negotiated reasons for world events.

            • nosoapradio says:

              I think it’s more likely an entity that transcends religion and nation. An entity that doesn’t practice a religion itself except the religion of One World Government. And perhaps Catholicism is not conducive to converting the population over to forsaking family, community and immaterial spirit in favor of worshipping sustainability and Gaia and identity politics and Europe as a stepping stone to something even larger. So they prefer to get rid of the Catholic role models especially if it simultaneously accomplishes other goals. Globalist powers generally seem to dispense with religion, perhaps because they generally espouse materialist collectivism for the cyber, sex and soma-managed masses while cultivating crony corporate interests. Something more obscure and deep-seated than the WEF.

              The point of my John Galt question is that the search for an answer leads to thinking above nation states, anglos, slavs, asians, blacks, hispanics et al and seems to federate around elitist technocratic world government control of mass “human resources” along with all of the other resources of the world that “they”, instigators and collaborators of all stripes, are absconding with.

              my rapid, unedited, free-association, lunch break impressions…

              • Duck says:


                Globalists only appear to practice no religion imo… while many appear to be non practicing Jewish Chris Knowles over at Secret Sun Blog has plenty of stuff to show that they likely do practice some form of religion among themselves.

              • nosoapradio says:

                Hmmm, perhaps, while keeping the plebs as materialistic as possible and thus as dependent as possible on their material solutions.
                I haven’t looked at Chris Knowles but I think I saw that Greg Carlwood over at the Higherside Chats has interviewed him. Maybe I’ll go take a look at that after my classes. Sounds like a nice material solution for the evening.
                At any rate, thanks for the reference.

              • Duck says:


                He comes out best when he talks but he does ramble on before making his point.

                He is also kinda weird in his ideas, however I think he is correct and the world is far weirder than we plebs imagine 🙁

                “..keeping the plebs as materialistic as possible and thus as…”

                Protocols of the elders of Zion says that funny enough…and freemasons have been at war on organized religion for a while

          • Kellzilla says:

            My guts tell me it has to be “a ritual” for 1 or 2 level of the hierarchy.
            Watch this its thought provoking. If anything there’s legit intellectual curiosity. Given the older globalist had a Classical education Ancient greek/Latin mytho up bringing.


        • nosoapradio says:

          and the answer to my composite question “who killed the entire Polish government and who covered it up” would probably not be correctly answered with a nation state.

    • halvard says:

      Sounds like you are really upset by Putin, given the swearing. Don’t be and don’t get so caught up in the Western propaganda. This war is a means by which the governments of the world can turn the attention of their citizens away from deadly corona vaccines and their forced dispersal just as citizens like the Canadian truckers were starting to mobilize against it.

    • frogsoup says:

      Its not fake news, there is an actaul ethnic cleansing going on in the don bass region. Ukraine shelled that region 7 plus years and had no guilt doing it beacuse it a vastly russian speaking. My best friends cousin was in the Ukraine army; they we clearing out an area, he was ordered to murder a pregnant woman and her toddler. He couldnt stand to do it, so the other soldier did it. His cousin managed to beg his father who was a higher ranking official to discharge him from the “service”. My best friend was from Odessa, he was born and raised there, why would he make this up? He wouldnt. This was 2016. And these are the stories that are untold and need to be. Thousands of deaths in the donbass, but ukraine and the msm have said nothing about those casualities. People in donestsk and lukhansk are celebrating of this independence because their own country destroyed its civilians. Its a very stressful situation, its ruined soo many lives, we all hate whats going on this world.

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        Thanks for posting your stories.

      • djjjk says:

        yes, agree.

        Thanks for your touching personal stories which confirm those in the heartbreaking Nuoviso documentary “Ukrainian Agony – The Hidden War”. It shows what Ukraine is doing to its people in Donbas. No outrage in the West as NATO-backed thugs indiscriminately kill innocent civilians. It is quite depressing to live in a world that has no interest in the truth, too many have no interest in waking up from the deep sleep that enslaves them.

        I wouldn’t completely dismiss Putin as James does, however, it is good to try to understand him in the context of what he has said and what is happening as a whole. The Western perversion of the truth is much worse IMO. Ultimately, we need to break free of all these ideologies and belief systems, otherwise, we are doomed to repeat it all over and over again.

        Peace and prayers to the good people of Ukraine regardless of which side they are on.

      • Duck says:

        “..Its not fake news, there is an actaul ethnic cleansing going on in the don bass region. Ukraine shelled that region 7 plus years…”

        That is sad… but it’s their problem just like the Bolsheviks starving Ukrainians to death back in the day was. Not worth a single life or a single dollar.

        Only they can fix their issues…even if it’s by ethnic cleansing, which, if peopl6dont like each other to THAT degree might just be the only long term option

    • Agreed says:

      May appear irrelevant to you. But I’ve met a man from Russia explaining how Bush’s chicken that was exported from USA and imported to Russia by 2000. My Russian friend said that it would be the cause of sterilization. He was a witness not known if a victim too. I wasn’t able to find that info online. The organic food in the US Is contaminated as hell. Eugenic psychosis would be the coined term. Any government can be bribed with “good intentions”. The population in the world is falling even china if I recall correctly. Ask yourself how Russia’s pop. is still falling backwards. There’s another comment backing Corbett’s argument, it’s mine and it’s at the top replying to someone LIKE yourself, you can read that one. As for Gaddaffi, I read his Green Book, never heard of anyone who was more of a anarchist without knowing it than in ANY country. He demonstrated and echoed enlightenment. Glad that was my 1st book. Just ignore the part where he praises historic socialism. He may have confused it with anarchism. You should read it before you criticize me. It’s only 100 pages long. He really had his own setting. I mean it was cool that he made gold the currency for everyone, no government does that. But that he was vulnerable to being nice to everyone.
      He also had a prediction about Africa that I agree with too.

    • weilunion says:

      The lack of mention of fascism is a grand oversight for it is one of the demands Putin made so it has to be addressed.

      It is also left out of mainstream media, of course, for the idea that the US has financed Ukraine fascists for more than 70 years, host Prayer Breakfasts for them both in Washington D.C. and in Ukraine, overlooks a huge chunk of american history namely the Ethnic councils set up by Nixon after the loss of Dewey in 1948 to get the fascist vote.

      This is a matter of record.

      Ukraine’s current government is this same fascist OUN-B and they have errected statues to fallen Ukrainian fascists.

      Never mentioned.

      These fascists are the people who have murdered 15,000 in Donbas.

      They are the Ukrainian government that NATO is using for proxy war.

  4. nosoapradio says:

    An invaluable clarification with hyperlink sources for context. A perfect example of why I love this site, (in a more intangible respect and gratitude way, alas, than an actual concrete monetary one.) anyhow

    The first news headlines I see in the morning, every morning, are bleated out by the Bing microsoft msn feed.

    This is deliberate. It allows me to literally behold as my students spit these war propaganda headlines out verbatim as if they were their own cogitated opinions. When I say “war propaganda” I mean in a very large sense; that we have been in constant war, team elites against team “masses”, since… forever, the Alex Jonesian “war for your mind. It allows me a glimpse into the universe of my students so as to have some footing when discussing the world with them under the pretext of ‘practicing English’.

    And something occurred to me. Again. It’s not a new idea at all. It’s something that Wag the Dog hit home very well.

    To be specific, it doesn’t matter whether the Russians did or did not blow up some kind of power plant in some obscure city that may or may not be near the Russian border.

    If the media blares in international unison that a Ukrainian power plant and/or gas pipeline was blown up and that the people must put wet towels in their windows to avoid breathing ambient poison and that the environmental and economic consequences will be dire and so on and so forth, or even if it’s just insinuated

    then the poison fog of those energy, environmental, aggression spectres have been conjured in the minds of all of the world’s harried and trusting and injected peoples.

    And the spell has been cast and the shadows of spilt chemical ooze will lubricate any consequent “official” sustainable development, Great Reset or Greta Thunberg measures ordained by experts. It is humanity’s mental realities that have been invaded, bombed, poisoned, transgressed, preparing them for the next spectre in the continuous onslaught on their, on OUR perceptions of “what is”.

    Just the simple idea that “What is” appears to be much less important than “What appears to be”. Who has the monopoly on “What actually is”? In the apparent chaos and confusion of conflictual ‘what is’ and ‘what appears to be’, the monolithic paradigm of “What practically and acceptably is” emerges in the media and minds of world communities, swirling up from the clouds and dust of their proclaimed creative destruction;

    ab chao ordo,

    of which the ol’ Blanche Dubois trapped in a Skinner box dilemma is a superficial, clinical, material element. Something to the approximate tune of:

    “I don’t want what is! I want what should be!”

    So he who controls the materialistic skinner box controls the minds of men?
    Perhaps only the ones who’ve been deprived of their spirit…who’ve been convinced they have none?

  5. spiritofsky says:

    Ok, James Corbett. I am from Ukraine, Odessa. I speak Russian as my native language. And I am in Ukraine now. I used to teach the history of Ukraine at the university here.

    I have been your subscriber for more than 1 year now. That’s my first (and, perhaps, last) comment on your website. I have read read this (dry) article with obscure conclusions on the subject of invasion of my country, and it made me think that I am not actually on board with your narrative this time.

    You know why? Because, firstly, I know Ukrainian history. And your bullet point overview is too simplistic and, somehow, pro-Russian.

    And then, the war that is happening now is real here. My life changed 4 days ago. Explosions, Russian troops entering our cities, people panicking and leaving, economic collapse.

    No matter if it’s 2D or 3D or whatever perspective you approach it from Japan, Ukrainians have to choose the side to survive. All this philosophizing about the artificial concepts of good/bad guys, and your usual narrative doesn’t help much when the half of your city is trying to flee abroad, and the other half is scared to death looking for bomb shelters.

    At the end it’s not only about explaining how the reality (or politics, or geopolitics) works, but about choosing the optimal way.

    I was born in the Soviet Union. Have experienced the life in Ukraine under the Putin’s viceroy Yanukovich (the owner of a golden toilet and the fugitive to Russia in 2014). This parody of a man.

    And I have also experienced the life under so called “nationalists” and American puppets. And let me tell you something. As a Ukrainian, I can say that those nationalists brought a breath of fresh air, and I would definitely choose them to the Russian swamp. Yeah, they are far from being perfect, and they are corrupted and so on. But still, the life was better with them. And, by the way, there was no oppression of Russian speaking population here, that’s just stupid Russian propaganda. We don’t need to be rescued.

    I think, at this point the most important thing what you need to know about the Ukrainian crisis is that the war should be stopped. That should be the main narrative.

    • nosoapradio says:

      your bullet point overview is too simplistic and, somehow, pro-Russian.

      Well, spiritofsky, as a university professor, you certainly know that a Sunday newsletter bullet-point overview, by definition, is generally simplistic. A mere outline, a trampoline for further investigation. (For those who are not fleeing their country or crouching in a bomb shelter, of course.)

      Indeed, a Sunday newsletter is certainly not meant to be a survival handbook to deal with military invasions of your livingroom and livelihood!

      Perhaps you could provide in response to Mr. Corbett’s “dry” and “simplistic” analysis, a few key bullet points of your own that you feel were omitted, emanating from your personal on-the-ground and academic perspective? That would be both constructive and fascinating!

      “…what you need to know about the Ukrainian crisis is that the war should be stopped. That should be the main narrative.”

      Surely, as a person who subscribes to and teaches the truth, you don’t want the “main narrative” as you say, to be an extension of the one that has brought you to the very situation you find yourself in at present?

      Whatever the case may be, and though there seems to be some campaign to make people believe otherwise, Mr. Corbett has made it abundantly clear throughout his prolific geopolitical work, not only in empty epithets but deep analytical demonstrations, the ones that presumably attracted you here in the first place, available at your fingertips,

      that he is in no way, shape or form “somehow pro-Russian”.

      My questions for you are, (since you nevertheless seem to have time between bombings to reflect, compose and type comments here);

      Do you want the architects of your current dilemma to be the ones imposing the solution to it?

      And would you prefer that the main narrative and propagation of geopolitical context be constrained to the immediate false choice between a rock and a hard place made at the point of a gun?

      • spiritofsky says:

        Yes, that’s true, I feel too emotional now. Perhaps, James’s analysis is correct and brilliant, as usual. That’s just now I am not able to follow it being among people who suffer, flee, hide and, as the major part does, hate and fight. At this point here we need more empathy than analysis or explanations. And the comment section not the right place for it. All the best.

        • Duck says:

          “…At this point here we need more empathy than analysis or explanations. …”

          That is an awful idea…its how people manipulate women and weak minded men.

          Emotional thinking makes you a slave to the best propagandist.

          • spiritofsky says:

            Weak minded men leave such comments while being safe somewhere in “horrible” developed country.

            And yeah, you are confusing emotional thinking with empathy.

            • Duck says:


              Sorry, but no reason to risk my or my family’s lives for a bunch of people I don’t know or care about.

              My place is safe because I don’t go messing with my neighbors personal feuds

              Emotional blackmail, like picture of dead kids or atrocities does not move me to do the Will of the Globalists….only GLOBALISM is served by intervening thwrw

              Only an Emo idiot falls for that blather.

        • nosoapradio says:

          I would be positively terrified, probably paralyzed with confusion and horror, to find myself in a city invaded by military violence.

          I’ve fled countries for less than that.

          Talk can be cheap, but I sincerely wish you courage, resourcefulness and good luck.

        • HomeRemedySupply says:

          I keep going back to what James Corbett has repeatedly emphasized:
          It is a War against us, the people.
          All of it, not just the Ukraine-Russian scenario, but all of the chaos and controlled measures instituted by those in Authoritarian positions.
          Regular people are the casualties in all of this.

        • ld9 says:

          Best wishes for your health and wellbeing, and those close to you. Peace.

        • ChaosNavigator says:

          SpiritofSKy: Genuinely interested in your evaluation of this documentary:

          As well as Oliver Stone’s Ukraine on Fire!?

          Also; do you know an escape route from someone trapped around the Kiev area?

          Isn’t the Kiev regime prohibiting men from leaving (Men Banned From Leaving Ukraine Under Conscription Decree )?

          • nosoapradio says:

            Well… I suspect my conspiracy tendencies have gone into hyper-overdrive but…

            Accurate or not, this odd 2018 documentary nevertheless reeks of war propaganda. It has a very unique, almost nostalgic blend of Disney hero-worship style content and homemade documentary confection. It portrays a spunky people, the masters of “flower power” who move forward, undeterred, business-as-usual, though bombs may fall on the heads of their children honored by graves overflowing with stuffed animals. (again, most probably tragically authentic). We see the solidarity of the local theater and the resident actors (literally!) whose houses were bombed so they moved into the green rooms of the venue named after the father of the interviewee as a sort of community, cold-proofing it for their children, making good use of the conveniently integrated kitchen, prolifically performing Gogol, Chekhov and Rock operas about old love stories between Russians and Americans for the accessible art-loving Che/Castro Head of State. This new socialist proto-republic comes across as the dream of the local, simple, proud, nationalistic people who live together in patriotic harmony fighting like highlanders against the ruthlessly bloody child-killing outlanders to protect their Motherland! (not Fatherland or Homeland, as I vaguely recall).

            Moreover, Peter von Berg is a most intriguing character. The Americans, House of Cards, Bad Company… his resumé is filled with CIA, international spying and socio-political intrigue…
            He, himself, was born in Germany (apparently von Berg is a German name) but his parents were apparently Russian and he grew up in NYC starting a few months before his third birthday.

            And he also played in Rollerball whose synopsis begins this way:

            In 2018, in a futuristic dystopian world, the nations of the world have disappeared, replaced by global economic cartels, the corporations. These corporations have grouped human activities into six departments: Food, Communications, Energy, Housing, Luxury and Transportation.

            Could the Donetsk People’s Republic be a sort of prototype for a new kind of small cartel-owned community nation state, the industrial center for its allotted activity? The documentary does point out in a symbolic way that Donetsk was where the prominent Kremlin Ruby Stars were produced.

            Perhaps Texas, Brittany and the Basque Country should all follow the example of Donbass! A translation I’d done about the Rhone-Alpes pavilion at the 2010 World Fair in Shanghai spoke about the cross national Megapoles of the future that seemed might supplant nation states in a Global world… stay tuned…

            Mierda bordello!! I’m late for my video-conference!

          • nosoapradio says:

            So I’m sending this documentary to a couple of students. Could help create doubt in the minds of people living in a totally pro-nationalist Ukraine environment.

      • kapslok says:

        Perfect response from @nosoapradio

        It’s amazing to me when I read emotional comments from people who obviously haven’t been following corbett for long.

        • spiritofsky says:

          Yeah, sure, you are the impartial holder of the Truth, with no emotions… Works well till the moment bombs are being dropped on your head.

        • Kellzilla says:

          Emotional intelligence will save us. They are placing bet, they hope temper flare and violence sweep it all. They have a monopoly on violence in most country.

      • frogsoup says:

        Ah odessa, the most criminal, corrupt city of all of ukraine, if not europe. They burned people alive over there, but thats not on the news.So according you “professor” the Pro Nazi Govt that tha US put in is Better than the non facist govt you had before.. I see. And the genocide of Russian speaking citizens in Donbass for 7+ years is a fact. Ukraining soldeirs Murdering thier own citizens just cuz they are russian speaking. Ukraines National Hero is antisemetic nazi terrorist stepan bandera. that tells you EVERYTHING you need to know about the morals and character of this country.

        • Duck says:

          Both sides are horrible, it’s really not something that the US or western Europe should concern itself with how other places decide who is going to end up ontop in Ukraine.

          If they genocide each other it’s still not worth one American life.

          At the end of the day the US was ready to go full on nuke war over missiles in Cuba and fought dirty wars to keep Soviet power out of South America.

        • spiritofsky says:


          You are just a piece of вата, пнх!

        • spiritofsky says:

          Frog вата

          Stop watching Russian propaganda, and ask people who live in this country before demonstrating your stupidity publicly.

          Слава Україні!

    • weilunion says:

      Nationalism and fascism. A breath of fresh air.

  6. jld says:

    thank you!!!!!

  7. revan says:

    Great article and I have to admit it is difficult to not think in us vs. them. I see it as our bad guys against their bad guys and I like to get our bad guys get a slap in the face. It helps with the frustration, I guess.

    • Duck says:

      “…difficult to not think in us vs. them….”

      I know exactly what you mean.
      The TV and movie culture has infested the western mind which is why we want to see good and bad sides. Even people who know better have to struggle with years of programming by smart. Mostly Jewish, culture creators who shape our psyche into something easy to lead around like a bull by the nose

  8. 8Gc58 says:

    Where I lived before, I knew my neighbours well. A couple at my age. I would refer to them as friends. One day, the guy in that relationship came home to my place with tears in his eyes. His girlfriend had had fallen in love with another guy. Later, I learned her side of the story, a slightly different story, as I learned that my friends had had relationship issues for years. And, despite they had worked hard on trying to resolve their issues, things had not got better. In the end, she fell in love with a friend of hers.

    I spent quite some time with my neighbours, before their relationship ended, and after. One on one, and together with both of them. I would say I was in a unique position to trying to analyse and explain what happened. However, what I realised, despite being close to both parties, was there was no way for me to know. There were conflicting stories, things that didn’t quite add up, weird episodes happening, and I understood there was much I was never told.

    To this day, I don’t know what really happened in their relationship. I’m not sure if they even know themselves. The only thing I know for certain is that their behaviour was very destructive towards each other. So, it was a good thing they split.

    In life, it’s always very hard to know what is really happening. To know all the facts. To take sides. What is easier to observe is all the suffering.

    I appreciate getting informed on the current situation, with facts like those presented in this article. Yes, it is hard, likely impossible, to know the whole truth. I still believe we should look for the truth. And, while looking, we will often learn about the suffering.

    The world we’re in feels like a relationship. Those who fight for autonomy, freedom and independence are on one side. I put myself, and likely most members of this forum, in this category. On the other side, you have the State (The World State) and its supporters. To me, the State is an insane psychopath. To the State, I’m the one who has lost it, gone completely mad and become a terrorist.

    In such a situation, it should be clear to everyone that the relationship with the State must end. The State can or will not change, neither can nor will we. It doesn’t matter what the full truth is. What is happening in Ukraine is to me just another example that the State is a sociopath. Just another example that the State has no empathy. Just another example that the relationship with the State must end. To the State, me writing these words is just an example of me being a terrorist.

    I wish I knew how to end this painful relationship quickly. I don’t. However, let’s continue working hard on finding the answer to that. Because I know the answer is out there, and I know that in the end we will succeed. I am looking forward to that day.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      EXCELLENT Post!

      8Gc58, I liked the way you told the STORY.

    • ld9 says:

      Cheers for this post.

    • nosoapradio says:

      I still believe we should look for the truth. And, while looking, we will often learn about the suffering.

      True. And we learn about ourselves.

      Only when a significant number of people learn about who and what they are and how they function themselves, or at least endeavour to do so

      can ‘Humanity’ in any group sense be emancipated.

      Seems, looking inward first is the only way to look outward with any lasting compassion.

      Individuation must occur before any sort of collectivism could exist, were it desirable.

      Kinda cliché all that I know but…

      We have to start by looking in the mirror with no make-up.

    • 8Gc58 says:

      Thanks a lot, @HomeRemedySupply and @ld9.

      And, I do agree, @nosoapradio.

  9. UnknownUser says:

    Bonus1: millions of people flow in the EU as cheap workforce.
    Bonus2: go deeper and deeper in the food/energy crisis, see the good report of IceAgeFarmer:

    • nosoapradio says:

      He gets a little carried away with some hyperbole when speaking about ships that were “lightly” hit by missiles with no casualties and yet these same ships being “targeted and sunk” but that doesn’t negate the impact on food suppply.

      The most striking point for me was at roughly 15.5 minutes and again at 17.5 minutes when he describes the facts that China both bought soybeans and soybean “crush” way in advance and also stopped selling fertilizer last year. Christian Westbrook concludes with certainty that China knew well in advance what was coming this year (with regards to Ukraine and/or just supply chain shortages) and prepared accordingly.

      This seems quite plausible and significant to my incorrigibly conspiracy-oriented mind.

      • UnknownUser says:

        You are correct. Not only China, they all knew it was coming, even the little ‘pets’. In Romania, that is now gateway for the migrants towards Europe, at the end of last year they really pushed hard for a former army general as prime minister, as if they knew war times are coming.

        Also at the same time, president Iohannis had a really unexpected visit to Egypt, newspapers claiming it was related to selling huge amounts of wheat to Egypt. This article, dated 10/27/21 claims:
        “An example in this sense is Romania, which after a consistent harvest this year passed in front of Russia and dominates the sales of wheat on the market in Egypt, the world’s largest buyer.”
        (it’s only in Romanian, you can try a quick translate…)

  10. Kelly says:

    Here’s hoping for another Corbett documentary series!

  11. halvard says:

    Great article. Thanks, James! ?

  12. ChaosNavigator says:

    Putin is no longer a member of the WEF according to their own web page of alumni & supporters.

    Also: “‘Great Reset’ architect backs Ukraine
    World Economic Forum chairman Klaus Schwab has condemned the Russian military operation in the country”

  13. miahallen says:

    Look at this….Ukraine is fighting for the NWO –

    And we know that Putin is too….. LOL
    Clown world…

  14. john.bru says:

    team NATO versus team BRICS is a canard

    International bankers need a debt reset now and they need plausible deniability for their reset to ensure they keep their position and power to create currency. A shooting war between world class cyber powers is a plausible pretext for a global internet outage that in-turn is a plausible pretext for their reset. Working hypothesis: whatever new currency systems are constructed in 2022 will be rapidly debased by design and there will be another reset in 2029 if not sooner.

  15. mjcustom says:

    What did you expect? Covid didnt work.

  16. peterhof says:

    NATO was organized in 1949, four years after WW2. Its purpose was to protect Western Europe against an invasion by Stalin’s Soviet Union. Stalin has been dead since 1953. The Soviet Union has been dead since 1991. No one fears an invasion of Western Europe by Putin’s Russia. All of this means that one of two things has to happen: either provide NATO with a revised purpose, or promise that Ukraine will not become a member of NATO.
    You don’t have to be a fan of Vladimir Putin to grasp that he has a right to insist on one of these alternatives.
    Would the U.S have accepted Mexico or Canada becoming a member of the Warsaw Pact?

  17. sot says:

    linking to bogus websites is not going to help any arguments

  18. HomeRemedySupply says:

    James Corbett‘s “Recommended Viewing”.

    Be sure to check out that film by Oliver Stone entitled “Ukraine on Fire: The Real Story”.

    If you have followed the many articles and episodes which Corbett has linked to about Ukraine and Russia, this documentary will give you the visuals.
    You will definitely recognize names and places and events which are found in Corbett’s reports.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Also, be sure to check this out…
      Corbett Report‘s “Recommended Listening”
      10 – What happened to the CONVOY MONEY? (interview with the accountant)

      Canada’s “Freedom Convoy 2022” really was a grassroots, decentralized endeavor with ‘no organizer’. The last few minutes of the interview are an inspirational statement of man’s humanity.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:


      In the Oliver Stone film mentioned above, you will come to footage and the events labeled as February 23rd and 24th of the year 20__ <–(Corbett Members know the year if they followed Corbett's links and works.)

      And so it was in recent history, we saw Russia enter Ukraine Feb 23rd/24th 2022.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      The LINK is dead at Corbett’s “Recommended Viewing”

      Film produced by Oliver Stone entitled “Ukraine on Fire: The Real Story”.

      Here is a valid LINK on Odysee…
      “Ukraine on Fire: The Real Story”

  19. non_prophet says:

    There is only one side to any story and that is “the truth”. Anyone offering anything else is offering half the story.

  20. Sherry says:

    Has anyone else seen this? It’s very informative.

    John Mearsheimer, an author, political scientist and international relations scholar, gave a lecture in 2015, The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine Crisis, that has garnered over 11 million views on Youtube, and it is relevant today. He stated that Ukraine is divided and is fighting a civil war between the Ukrainian-speaking people in the northwestern part of the country and the Russian-speaking people of the southeastern part of the nation. The civil war is independent of the struggle between the US and Russia. Mearsheimer blamed the conflict with Russia on the US and its allies as they aim to peel Ukraine away from Soviet orbit and incorporate it into the West. Mearsheimer pointed out that Ukraine is not a vital strategic interest to the US, however, it is a core strategic interest to Russia, and Russian security is at stake. He said that Putin will wreck Ukraine before he allows the West to take it. Russia is a nuclear power and if its leaders believes that its survival is at stake, the threat of nuclear war looms.

  21. Torus says:

    Just thought I would pass along this recent interesting press conference about Ukraine government corruption and even some ties to the Biden family. He states the claims are all backed up with evidence including documents and recordings.

    • Torus says:

      The attorneys here claim to have won a court case, just last week, regarding payments from Burisma Holdings to Biden. Perhaps this “invasion” is actually a cover-up operation and distraction tactic? The timing seems quite coincidental. This is fascinating presentation that certainly adds a layer to the current Ukrainian geopolitical battle.

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        Hunter Biden’s Ex-Partner Sentenced to Federal Prison for Fraud

        EXCERPTS with links
        …Abrams actually gave a lighter sentence than the 30 months requested by prosecutors, citing the pandemic conditions in prison as “extraordinarily difficult.” The lower sentence may have practically undermined any interest of federal prosecutors to reach a cooperation deal with Abrams in their ongoing investigation of Hunter Biden.

        Archer was involved with Hunter as a board member on Burisma Holdings, an Ukraine-based energy company. He was also featured in the controversial picture with now President Joe Biden.

        Joe Biden has repeatedly denied knowing anything about his son’s foreign dealings, even though Hunter Biden himself contradicted that account and a key witness Anthony Bobulinski has refuted the denial.
        After the photo above was posted on the Burisma website, Demetra Lambros, the VP’s Chief Counsel, later called for the photo to be removed.

        One of the most extraordinary exchanges found in Hunter’s text messages reportedly dealt with Archer complaining that he was arrested by Biden “appointees.” According to press accounts, Hunter Biden responded by assuring him that he was covered and “family”:
        “Every great family is persecuted prosecuted in the US — you are part of a great family — not a side show not deserted by them even in your darkest moments. That’s the way Bidens are different and you are a Biden. It’s the price of power.”
        That exchange is highly concerning since Hunter knew that he was a potential target of a criminal investigation….

  22. Roy says:

    I would go back to Mari and Ur James !
    Probably earlyer, but at least, there is something written from those days.


  23. wiesiek says:

    Haha! John Kerry fears Russia-Ukraine war will distract from climate change.

    In the online Forbes articles ( we read:

    “Throughout the pandemic, public health experts have been emphasizing that ‘we’re all in this together.’ Yet, the decision to attack Ukraine could be an example of Putin himself first over the interests of the world. The ensuing chaos could further drag out the pandemic, which no one not shaped like a spiky massage ball should want.”

    The article laments the fact that this reckless war could have a profoundly negative effect on the Ukrainina national vaccination program (“To date, only 34.29% of their (Ukrainian) population has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.”

  24. taxpayer says:

    Gilbert Doctorow, a scholar of Russian history, offers good perspective when interviewed by Trish Wood on . Among other things, the US embassy in Kiev is (or was, before the recent evacuation) the largest in Europe, with 900 staff. Doctorow covers some of the same ground in a short article at

  25. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Tuesday March 1st, 2022 – Reuters
    UPDATE 1-Satellite outage knocks out control of Enercon wind turbines

    FULL article
    * Remote control of 5,800 wind turbines knocked out
    * Enercon says disruption coincided with Russian invasion
    * Says working with providers to resolve problem (Adds Enercon comments, changes slug)

    BERLIN, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Germany’s Enercon on Monday said a “massive disruption” of satellite connections in Europe was affecting the operations of 5,800 wind turbines in central Europe.

    It said the satellite connections stopped working on Thursday, knocking out remote monitoring and control of the wind turbines, which have a total capacity of 11 gigawatt (GW).

    “The exact cause of the disruption is not yet known. The communication services failed almost simultaneously with the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Enercon said in a statement.

    Enercon has informed Germany’s cybersecurity watchdog BSI and is working with the relevant providers of the satellite communication networks to resolve the disruption, which it said affected around 30,000 satellite terminals used by companies and organisations from various sectors across Europe.

    U.S.-listed satellite communications firm Viasat Inc said earlier on Monday it was investigating a suspected cyberattack that caused a partial outage in its residential broadband services in Ukraine and other European countries.
    Enercon is working with the operators of the affected wind farms to set up alternative ways to regain remote control of the turbines, it said, without naming the operators.

    It added that there was no risk to the turbines as they continued to operate on “auto mode”.
    German daily Handelsblatt was first to report the disruption earlier on Monday.

  26. HomeRemedySupply says:

    EXCERPT: …These US bio-laboratories are funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) under a $ 2.1 billion military program– Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP), and are located in former Soviet Union countries such as Georgia and Ukraine, the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa…

    …The DoD Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has funded 11 bio-laboratories in the former Soviet Union Country Ukraine, bordering on Russia….

    April 29, 2018 – Dilyana
    The Pentagon Bio-weapons
    [Lots of info and graphics in article.
    Lots of stuff on UKRAINE…]

    …Biting Flies in Dagestan, Russia
    Since the start of the Pentagon project in 2014 flies similar to those in Georgia have appeared in neighboring Dagestan (Russia). According to local people, they bite and cause rashes….

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Jan 24th, 2022 – Dilyana Gaytandzhieva
      Documents expose US biological experiments on allied soldiers in Ukraine and Georgia
      …The Pentagon has conducted biological experiments with a potentially lethal outcome on 4,400 soldiers in Ukraine and 1,000 soldiers in Georgia. According to leaked documents, all volunteer deaths should be reported within 24 h (in Ukraine) and 48 h (in Georgia)…

      …US personnel are indemnified for deaths and injuries to the local population….

      Dilyana Gaytandzhieva is a Bulgarian investigative journalist, Middle East correspondent and founder of Arms Watch. Over the last years she has published a series of revealing reports on weapons supplies to terrorists in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Her current work is focused on documenting war crimes and illicit arms exports to war zones around the world.

      • taxpayer says:

        The biological “experiments” appear to be just taking blood samples to see what infections might have occurred. There’s no indication in the English report that US agents are going to intentionally infect, or expose to risk, anybody. The implication is that there’s some reason to think these folks might have been infected with something.
        That said, it’s concerning that the US federal gov’t is conducting research that might have serious implications, about which our “news” media have not informed us.

  27. Gagumba says:

    The world is a stage & there’s only so much room in the spotlight.

    Pity the are so many bad actors…

  28. Siscu says:

    Thanks for this James – brilliant…

    You write:

    “A choice between the two wings of the same bird of prey is no choice at all.”

    True, ours is not the choice – not really. But what would the in this case two distinct futures look like? Is one more preferable to the other? And if so, what would they entail? Do you have any idea what that is?

    So how do we “redeclare our personal sovereignty”? – Have we ever really had any personal sovereignty, and under what regime would be have more than under the other?

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Good highlight Siscu!

      James Corbett QUOTE in his article’s Conclusion…
      “A choice between the two wings of the same bird of prey is no choice at all.”

    • Duck says:

      “…Have we ever really had any personal sovereignty….?…”

      No, you can either follow God or the devil.
      On a personal note we all need to improve ourselves before we worry about who had the boat wheel.

      A person depending on handouts or a person addicted to substances or immoral behaviors is basically a slave whatever government happens to have the big stick.

  29. taz1 says:

    War is just another depopulation tool and yet another distraction from seeing the bigger picture for the brainwashed masses facilitating the continued stranglehold of power the oligarchs wield over the enslaved population.
    War is no more real than the illusion of choice that is proffered around the world in the two party, Red/Blue bullshit political system’s surprise surprise they all piss in the same pot
    The sheeple that look to mainstream media for their only narrative need to realise that we are under worldwide deception,point of fact there has been since 1959 a treaty in place to protect Antarctica, nations that have been in past and present wars with one another have never broken this agreement nor have any signatory’s been sanctioned against or removed from the accord Russia and the Ukraine are members as are the UK and Argentina North & South Korean also how is it possible to be war and at peace at the same time?
    I believe that the only way this war can be prevented from escalation is for every town every city every nation to declare to their government not to get involve or suffer sanctions of non compliance a vote of no confidence with a public call for change against any administration involved in or potentially wishing to join the conflict.
    Every war since the Napoleonic war has been under collusion of governments why would anyone expect anything to change now
    The only sure fire way to achieve world peace would be to send the politicians and world leaders to the front and make them fight first

  30. HomeRemedySupply says:

    There are sure a lot of Cheezy Potato Heads out there.

    “Clyde Do Something” gives a 5 minute video about Putin Fries…

    Poutine No Longer on the Menu – Name Changed to Cheese Sauce Fries

    Quebec restaurant changes poutine to ‘cheese sauce fries’ to show solidarity with the country currently having issues with another country. Fried potatoes are very influential, and if they have the wrong name, unspeakable things might happen.

  31. Mori says:

    Thanks for the history lesson to put the events in greater perspective. That phone call from Nuland was disturbing. I abhor the way the US sashays in and inserts its shills, then leaves them hanging, or arranges it. What about that pallet of billions from Obama that I keep hearing about? When are we ever going to start taking care of our own nation before trying to manipulate others’?

  32. W.Smith says:

    Well done, James. There are no “good guys” at the top of these political food chains orchestrating this stuff.

  33. Howler Monkey says:

    The people in Ukraine have no choice? As maybe the people in Canada, Australia, Austria and any other country you would like to add.

    But do they not have a choice?

    Humanity is in crises. Evil mounts war against us and we pick sides, what about our side? What about birth right as a free human, with inalienable rights.

    Putin is shit, Biden is shit, Trudeau is shit. We have personal sovereignty when we disengage and choose personal freedom. Government is shit.

    I choose personal sovereignty over all. Stop complaining and picking sides and just live free. I do. I have since 2018, no tax paid and no obligation to comply.

    I will not support those who intend to suppress myself and those I care for, which is all of you. All of humanity.

    In Lak’ech

  34. Oscar says:

    Here is a video on February 28 of an inhabitant of Kiev explaining what the true war story is. President Zelensky has given out weapons “for the citizens to defend against the Russians”. But in reality these military grade weapons are being taken en used by criminal gangs to plunder, to settle scores amongst each other and are going to be used on the citizens. He is walking down the streets in Kiev and what he fears most is not the Russians who are tens of kilometres away, but actually being shot by criminals who have gotten their weapons from Zelensky. That is the real war story according to him:

  35. Oscar says:

    Zelensky’s campaign seems to have been a perfectly executed predictive programming psyops into the heads of the people. His campaign began years before the election. If my understanding of the situation is correct, after the color revolution Zelensky founded a company that made a series named Sluha Narodu or ‘Servant of the People’ in which he played the president of the Ukraine. So in the election his company transformed into a political party with the same name, and he was elected president because everyone was already comfortable with him being president. Genius-level stuff.

  36. Oscar says:

    Hi James and all,

    I am and have been a follower/subscriber of James Corbett for I think 8 years now, and I have also been binge-reading/watching/listening to a LOT of other non-msm-media for years before that. I’m fully on board with Corbett’s analysis and have been for a long time in general. In my own words I would say: Please…let no one make the mistake that it’s about country vs country. No: instead it is really about the rulers of those countries sucking you into that war narrative while they are actually waging war against their own population. That goes for both leaders of the West and the East. The Western Central Planners at the moment just need the distraction more than the Eastern ones.

    But amongst pretty much everything I agree with, I would like point out one thing James said that I don’t find entirely accurate.
    Yes, Putin is as bad and ruthless as Western leaders (although maybe smarter and less incompetent), yes he is close personal friends with Henry Kissinger, yes he part of the NWO (but then the Leninist branch, not the Fabian branch).
    And yes, I have noticed that Klaus Schwab mentioned Putin as second in the clip when he bragged that a lot of world leaders were Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.

    HOWEVER…Putin did not go through the program called Global Leaders of Tomorrow that was launched in 1992 and that in 2004 turned into the Forum for Young Global Leaders which was a 5-year program of indoctrination into the World Economic Forums principles. A lot of leaders did though. But Klaus Schwab is also a marketeer so he also nominated existing career politicians including Putin who DID NOT go through that indoctrination program.

    So the implication of that is that whereas some politicians might take orders from Klaus Schwab, others do not. Those who do not take order from Schwab include Putin.

    Again, I agree that Putin belongs to the NWO (different branch than the West), but my point is: let’s not paint with one brush and through one one heap people just because Klaus Schwab mentioned them. Yes, it is meaningful that Klaus Schwab mentions these people but let’s examine more closely because he is also trying to promote his WEF product. So there is a bit more nuance to it. I agree with James that there are probably more than 3 sides of a story, and in this case my conclusion is that Putin is on board with the NWO but not with the WEF.

  37. nosoapradio says:

    This fear-mongering looks promising:

    in light of the fact that nuclear is considered to be one of the primary sources of energy for the US.

    Though Canada and Australia also sell uranium, apparently Russia’s is cheap.

    dunno, but it caught my eye.

    I wonder what would happen to the world if every source of nuclear power was decommissioned…?

  38. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Tuesday March 1st, Biden delivered his “State of the Union” address.
    I did not watch it, but here is the transcript (minus his faux pas of saying “Iranian” instead of Ukrainian.)

    Remarks of President Joe Biden – State of the Union Address As Prepared for Delivery

    The first third of the speech is about Ukraine-Russia.

    …Tonight, I can announce that the United States has worked with 30 other countries to release 60 Million barrels of oil from reserves around the world.
    America will lead that effort, releasing 30 Million barrels from our own Strategic Petroleum Reserve. And we stand ready to do more if necessary, unified with our allies…

    …I have a better plan to fight inflation. Lower your costs, not your wages…My plan to fight inflation will lower your costs and lower the deficit…
    …Second – cut energy costs for families an average of $500 a year by combatting climate change…
    …Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and extend the Child Tax Credit, so no one has to raise a family in poverty…

    …We’ve reached a new moment in the fight against COVID-19, with severe cases down to a level not seen since last July.
    Just a few days ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—the CDC—issued new mask guidelines…most Americans in most of the country can now be mask free…

    …First, stay protected with vaccines and treatments. We know how incredibly effective vaccines are. If you’re vaccinated and boosted you have the highest degree of protection.
    We will never give up on vaccinating more Americans. Now, I know parents with kids under 5 are eager to see a vaccine authorized for their children…
    …We’re also ready with anti-viral treatments…the Pfizer pill reduces your chances of ending up in the hospital by 90%…
    …Second – we must prepare for new variants…we’ll be able to deploy new vaccines within 100 days…
    …Fourth, we will continue vaccinating the world…

    …We will meet the test.
    To protect freedom and liberty….

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      AP FACT CHECK: Biden’s claims in his State of Union address

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      In his “State of the Union” address, Biden talks about releasing oil reserves, again.
      Months ago, Biden had tried releasing U.S. oil reserves in an attempt to lower oil prices. That worked like a BB gun on an elephant. Prices continued to climb in the marketplace.

      March 2nd – Wed
      With the Ukraine-Russia scenario, oil prices shot up like a rocket.
      WTI crude futures surged past $110 per barrel on Wednesday, the highest since 2013 after the IEA warned that global energy security is under threat as the worsening crisis in Ukraine and broadening sanctions against Russia stoked fears of further supply disruptions. IEA executive director Fatih Birol said the current situation in energy markets is “very serious and demands our full attention”, following a decision by its members including the US and Japan to release 60 million barrels of crude from emergency reserves in an effort to alleviate the upward march in oil prices. Meanwhile, OPEC+ alliance of major producers that includes Russia stuck to a planned output increase of 400,000 barrels a day in April.
      GRAPH –

      Many U.S. companies are reluctant to go whole hog on new drilling.
      Not only have drilling costs gone up and loan-credit dried up, but the supply chaine issues impact new drilling operations. For example: Fracking sand can be difficult, if not impossible, to find.

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        Logistically (and by law), there are a variety of limitations to withdrawing oil from reserves. Certainly, it does take some time to release 30 Million barrels.
        Eventually, those reserves have to be replenished.

        Strategic Petroleum Reserve – FAQs

        Old timers might want to note the name change of the government department to…
        Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        Europe is getting butchered on energy prices…

        EU Natural Gas
        EU natural gas prices briefly hit a record high of €194.72 per megawatt-hour before settling close to €160 on Wednesday, around levels last seen before Christmas of 2021, as fears over sanctions and supply disruptions drove volatility in the market. In latest developments, the EU approved new sanctions against Belarus, aiming at its exports, oligarchs, and central bank, while shunning its financial institutions from the SWIFT global payments system. The sanctions could end in retaliations from Russia and Belarus, with the latter having threatened previously to halt flows of natural gas, while Russia said it will keep exporting natural gas. Also, the Ukraine war entered a new phase with more heavy shelling that could cause damage to vital pipelines. Finally, analysts were worried that utilities won’t refill their natural gas inventories before next winter, while the US can’t increase LNG exports volumes in the short-term due to production capacity constraints.

        Again, I want to mention that Natural Gas is sold on “contracts”. It is not like a water spigot where you can just turn it on and off. Advanced contracts have to occur.
        Only so much LNG can be shipped or produced in a time frame.

        • HomeRemedySupply says:

          Some Headlines on Friday March 4th as WTI hits goes past $115 a barrel…

          European NatGas Surges To New Record Highs As Russian Pipeline Flows Stall
          (See graphs)

          Buyer Finally Emerges For Russian Oil Offered At A Record $28 Discount

          …for the first time – a western buyer stepped up when Shell, Europe’s largest oil company, bought a cargo of Russia’s flagship crude at a record discount…And now that Shell has shown the rest of the world world it can be done, we expect most if not all western companies to scramble and bid for Russian oil, especially when considering that regular spot Brent is trading around $115 on its way to $200….

          White House Considering Ban On Russian Crude Which Pinoeer CEO Warns Would Send Oil To $200

          …the CEO of the largest US shale company told the Financial Times in an interview on Friday. “[But] if the western world announced that we’re going to ban Russian oil and gas, oil is going to go to $200 a barrel, probably — $150 to $200 easy.”..
          …“I’m talking about a two- to three-year plan. Because US shale, even if somebody adds a [drilling] rig . . . it takes six to eight months to get first production. There’s labor shortages, there’s frack fleet shortages, there’s rig shortages, there’s sand shortages.”..
          …Of course, if oil does hit $200, we are looking at a global depression, similar to the global financial crisis of 2008 when oil hit $140 just before it crashed to $30 as the inflationary tsunami became a deflationary shockwave almost overnight…

          Regarding that last line’s highlight about 2008…
          Lindsey Williams and his prediction of $140 oil crashing

          • HomeRemedySupply says:

            Monday March 7th
            European NatGas Jumps 64% As Chance Of Russian Energy Ban Ignites Mayhem
            European natural gas futures soared Monday after reports the Biden administration was considering curbs on Russian crude imports sent shock waves across commodity markets.

            Brent surged to $137/bbl and quickly pared gains to trade near $125/bbl around 0630 ET. The focus is European natgas futures, Dutch gas, which jumped as high as 64% to 335 euros a megawatt-hour — the equivalent of around $600 a barrel of oil.

        • HomeRemedySupply says:

          Uploaded Thursday March 3rd – Kitco News (midweek news)
          Fed’s Powell talks 25bps hike in March, ‘highly uncertain’ economic effects of Russia-Ukraine crisis
          (4 minutes)

          Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said he supports a traditional 25-basis-point rate hike during the March 15-16 policy meeting.

          The big concern for the U.S. central bank going forward will be the economic effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the unintended consequences of sanctions.

          In a rare move, Powell gave an overview of the upcoming March meeting:
          “Coming into this meeting, let’s say before the Ukraine invasion, the committee was set to raise our policy rate. The first of what was to be a series of raises expected for this year. Every meeting was live. Decisions would be based on incoming data and evolving outlook. I also expected we would make great progress on our plan to begin to shrink the balance sheet. The question now really is, how the invasion of Ukraine, the ongoing war, the response from nations around the world, including sanctions, might have changed that expectation,”
          Powell told U.S. lawmakers.

  39. swordbearer says:

    Another thing which I will say in Putin’s favour is his support for the family, for life, for having children and his protection for children against the LGBT. As a world leader, he will go to Davos. There are people who do support the jabs and who believe in them. The jabs in Russia are made with Russian collaboration and in Russian labs, the Sputnik jab came out first and was based on previous research into making jabs against other more lethal coronaviruses like MERS and is Ebola another coronavirus bioweapon?
    If I had HAD to take a jab and could have chosen which one to take, it would have been the Sputnik one. This was also reportedly done without using unborn babies in the research or development of them too.
    I believe that both Xi and Putin do believe in these jabs.
    Putin took Xi’s advice on how to deal with covid.
    They both think it was likely to have been from US biolabs.
    In Ukraine, there are a few biolabs, since the US put them there in 2014.
    There has been talk about NUCLEAR weapons in the former soviet bloc which have NATO bases.
    Whilst Russia does not have a VAERS or yellow card system for these jabs,
    there have not been any jab roll outs like this. The Russian Orthodox church has been mostly AGAINST the jabs and DEAD set against any jab mandates. Parents are free to choose whether their children take jabs or not AND homeschooling is very acceptable. The Sputnik jabs have been made with viral VECTORS but with a bit of aluminium as the adjuvant and none of the Polythene glycol or graphene oxide and hydroxide. Russians will need to have jab certificates to travel to most places outside of Russia.
    The Russians seem to have been quite badly affected with covid.
    Putin’s daughter volunteered for the early testing of the jab.
    The Russians were unable to manufacture sufficient jabs themselves so that is why there was collaboration, not in creating the jabs but in mass manufacture of them.
    Regional and other parts of government have been responsible for a lot of the jab unhappiness and Putin is listening to his scientists.
    The Orthodox have ensured that there is no law mandating jabs.

  40. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Wed March 2 (Texas Independence Day)
    Apple & Google Payment Systems Block Russians, Causing Chaos In Moscow Metro System

    Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,
    Russians attempting to use Apple Pay and Google Pay found that their access had been blocked, causing chaos in the Moscow Metro system.

    Irish journalist Jason Corcoran tweeted the following image, which shows long queues at the Moscow metro station after both payment systems stopped working for Russians.

    “Apple Pay and Google Pay no longer work on Moscow’s metro system, leading to long queues as people fumble about for cash,” tweeted Corcoran.

    Following heavy economic sanctions imposed on Moscow, people with Russian bank cards are now blocked from using the payment services, including Samsung Pay.

    “Customers at a number of banks in Russia can no longer use their bank cards with Google Pay and Apple Pay due to newly-imposed financial sanctions on the country,” reports the Verge, noting that such payment methods are less popular in Russia than they are in the west.

    “While customers can still use bank cards from these institutions within Russia, they’ll no longer work abroad or when making online payments to stores and services belonging to countries that issued sanctions on Russia,” states the report.

    Wary of the impact sanctions will have on the Russian economy, the country has experienced bank runs, with people rushing to ATMs to withdraw large amounts of cash.
    “Giving the keys of our lives to companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and the digital world is the biggest mistake for mankind,” remarked one respondent to the story.

    In a related story, domain service company Namecheap has also banned Russians from using their service.

    Aside from any argument about the rights and wrongs of the Russia-Ukraine war, the story underscores how allowing Big Tech corporations the power to control payment systems based on moral judgments is a dangerous game.
    If these entities continue to seek to create monopolies over sectors of the economy, what happens when such systems become the only available payment option?

    Uber already blocks people from ordering a taxi if they have previously refused to wear a face mask in some instances.
    In our collective dystopian, social credit score future, what’s to stop Apple and Google blocking your ability to pay for something if you voted for the ‘wrong’ political party or got banned from social media over an ‘offensive’ post?

    • Kellzilla says:

      Digital Goulag! all the slav friend i communicate with confirm me the vast majority rejected the covid pass. Like it or not your Digital ID is here brought to yo by SBERBANK.

  41. nosoapradio says:

    In the public transport system of French cities there are, according to a student who saw them in Lyon this morning on her way to work, posters saying “Tous Derrière l’Ukraine!” (“We’re all Behind Ukraine!”)

    And though I was unable to find an example of such a poster on the net, I did find this link which is all about a wildly successful association based in Rennes with this name “Tous Derrière l’Ukraine” which is apparently sending all sorts of survival items to Ukraine(first aid stuff in the photo).

    I found this shocking for about three seconds. It felt like 1984 for a moment with everyone screaming how much they violently Hated Oceania!!

    PS: The poetic irony of once-separatist Brittany being the headquarters of this pro-nationalist war propaganda, cheerleading and sending material support to a nationalist government.

    • Kellzilla says:

      Indeed (i can read french) this is “the great get in line” conform to authority reflex. middle age Gnome-Chomsky had a similar analysis back in the day. In Canada at the Federal Parliament a Separatist MP towing the Ukraine line.
      To place it into context. In Canada 1 of 10 province took a separatist stance for the last 50 years. in the last 20 years it settle down.

      The similitude with Ukraine in a scenario where Quebec would secede expose the whole Bloc Quebecois hypocrisies calling for NATO or EU or USA intervention. IS Everyone under spell?????

      The likely scenario pushed was for USA or France to recognize Quebec sovereign status and defend Qc against UK/Ca violence. Just like Russian Fed is doing with the new republics.

      Basicaly that would create a federal precedent abroad to be use against Qc or any province who would democratically leave Canada.

  42. Iris.L says:

    I think the only purpose this entire conflict serves is a giant distraction from the anger and frustration people had with their governments over the Covid PYSOP, and to give the US/Europe fuel for their War on Domestic Terror. Ukraine will become the next Afghanistan, and the new Al-Qaeda will be “White Nationalists” who believe conspiracies
    and are against Covid mandates. The Parasite Class doesn’t mind destroying and destabilizing any region to achieve their goals. I’m my opinion that’s where this is headed. It’s to further the War on the 99 percent and ensure when they roll out the next PYSOP global crisis, they’ll have the narrative and tools in place to quash dissent before it can take a foothold.

  43. BbobKS says:

    As usual the information and commentary here are excellent and I thank all of you for your perspective !
    I tend to look at today’s attacks on humanity and the medias control of narrative in a different way , and many will probably dispute my opinion , my conclusions are based on Jim Marrs books last two books ( The Rise of The Fourth Reich , and Population Control How our Corporate Masters Are Killing US ) and research by Barbara Honniger presentation from NOV 2019 JFK assassination conference .
    My theory is that near the end of WW2 Himmler flew to England with records of successful test of Fusion Bomb , negotiated deal with English and American OSS for merger of Third Reich into the US for the plans for this weapon ( Big Boy Bomb ) Hitler Death was staged and high ranking officers were exfiltrated to South America , some SS were tried but most were imported into USA where they created current National Security State that has ruled USA since the assassination of JFK November 22 1963 !
    Ukraine is just another appendage of Fourth Reich set up by the US DOS ! The Russians lost 22 Million to National Socialist and feared next Bio Attack from 15 US DOD and DOS production and testing facilities in Ukraine 8 that are run by Peter Daszak’s Eco Health
    Alliance , Russians first targets !
    I wonder if they are using same DOD propaganda firm to manage media , information ANSER Corp ?

  44. karen.l says:

    It seems too coincidental that the Ukrainian conflict goes mainstream just when the Covid19 plandemic loses steam. Gotta to detract people from the reality of inflation, vaccine injuries, worldwide protests, and pandemic corruption with the drums of war. I have never seen anything as well timed as this.

  45. seasons says:

    The current Ukranian regime has been murdering its own people and those people are justified in wanting Russia to help. That being said I absolutely do not trust the Russian government. Let’s not forget before 2014, Russia has had major influence on Ukranian government policies. Both the corrupt Ukranian and Russian governments for years have been complicit in screwing over the citizens especially the ethnic Russian population. Escalating abuses against the ethnic Russian Ukranians happened before 2014 and the Russian government did nothing to stop it despite having pro-Russian leaders in power. If the Russian government didn’t join in on abusing the Ukrainian people, this coup would have never gotten off the ground.

  46. Kellzilla says:

    Thank you James you are a force to reckon with. Darkness is receding.
    TIPS: I watched The Atlantic council this morning.4 Mars.2022 They are scrambling. They are pushing the patriotic-sympathy so hard. Peterson-Kagan conversation was the same way. I hope you all caught Canada Chrystia Freeland. With her Blood and soil banner. This was surreal after the convoy smear campaign. That level of Orwellian’ism is of the chart.

    On a personal note. I need help with my personal research. I cannot find WEF Schwab adress where he call for the creation of an European strong army.
    I been going trough my bookmarks and saved WEF content and i cant find it.
    am burnout i been working hard on a project. I wouldn’t ask otherwise.

    TY in advance open source Intel community hehe

  47. Fact Checker says:

    Ukrainian woman goes off-script on French TeeVee:

    When asked if her family is fleeing Kiev, she laughs, saying “Of course not.”

    The whole “invasion” narrative is just cartoonish fiction for Western consumption.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      She brings up 2014.
      Any Corbett Member who followed James’ works knows about 2014.
      She also suggests that Zelensky is more of a puppet leader and that he is a corrupt authoritarian.

      Thanks for the video Fact Checker.

    • nosoapradio says:

      Gosh, that was absolutely priceless! She went way off script indeed!
      (A minor detail: she didn’t say “of course not”, she said “no, not exactly, no…” the subtitles were inaccurate as is often the case) but she went way, waaaaayyyyyyyyyy off script for sure! Awesome! Her unexpectedly honest testimony sent all those nauseatingly self-rightous and politically correct talking heads into a total tizzy! (except for one sympathizer) Excellent. They wouldn’t let her talk anymore but her cheshire smile had the last word!
      Think I’ll watch it again.

  48. Bennie's Dad says:

    Yes, many good points were made here; I won’t deny that.

    But there is a very simple way to figure out who is the aggressor: whose army is in someone else’s country? In this way we knew the USSR was the aggressor in Afghanistan, in Czechoslovakia, in Hungary. And we knew that the US was the aggressor when their army was in Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Central America, Panama and 100 others.

    Now, the Russian armed forces are in the Ukraine. Period. I don’t care what happened in history. I see THEM in the Ukraine. End of story.

  49. Fact Checker says:


    If you really want a whip-smart analysis of the 2D dynamics, with lots of careful hints at the 3D, I cannot recommend strongly enough this lengthy and impassioned breakdown by Coach Red Pill, speaking from Kharkov, Ukraine today. Really meets the title of this thread: What You Need to Know.

    This guy is astonishingly intelligent, but BEST of ALL, he’s not an “expert” or a professional commentator, and therefore has none of the baggage associated with those types of people. There is a wealth of information in this 2-hour presentation.

  50. HomeRemedySupply says:

    February 22nd, 2022 – Empire Files – Abby Martin
    Abby Martin & Oliver Stone: Down the JFK Rabbit Hole
    (54 minutes)

    Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone joins Abby to discuss his new film JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, his journey into the case, the evidence of a CIA-orchestrated assassination and American foreign policy.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Here is a 3 1/2 minute segment of Abby and Oliver Stone…
      Oliver Stone on the Ukraine Crisis

      Be sure to check out James Corbett’s “Recommended Viewing” below his article above.
      Ukraine on Fire: The Real Story – Full Documentary by Oliver Stone

  51. candlelight says:

    Corbett says:

    “But why not start the clock on February 19, 2022, when Ukrainian President Zelensky revealed his intentions to make Ukraine a nuclear power in violation of the Budapest Memorandum of 1994,…”

    The link Corbett provides for this statement:

    It’s headline reads: “President Zelensky Suggests Ukraine May Pursue Nuclear Weapons To Counter Russia, Putin Responds”

    The Daily Wire article refers to the Munich Security Conference 2022 where Zelenskyy made an impassioned speech. The link to his speech is below:

    I listened to Zelenskyy’s speech including the questions and answers which followed. At no time did I hear Zelenskyy mention, or even hint at wishing to acquire, or having any intentions of acquiring nuclear weapons, or of making Ukraine a nuclear power. Nowhere did he say anything of the sort.

    He did express great frustration of not having the protections of being under NATO’s Article 5 which would be afforded if Ukraine was a part of NATO, which is understandable given the fact of being surrounded by 150,000 Russian troops. Who wouldn’t be freaking out?

    Please prove me wrong, but your “nuclear intentions” inference and your Daily Mail link backing it up amounts to a rather gross distortion of information. It’s plainly misinformation, which at best represents very sloppy work on your part. I assume it’s not a conscious mistake. Maybe you were simply picking-up on disinformation, unknowingly.

    In any event, such misinformation/disinformation unfortunately lends credence to Putin’s aggression beyond mere apology.

    I applaud your “start the clock” argument as well crafted, and I joke to myself that Putin probably doesn’t have anyone – or have enough rubles to find anyone – clever enough to devise such a historical framework in the manner you have.

    But, at least you should keep it straight, should you not?

    And, if I’ve got this all wrong, then I very humbly apologize in advance.


  52. HomeRemedySupply says:

    “Ukraine on Fire: The Real Story” Documentary
    produced by Oliver Stone
    (one hour 34 minutes)

    [The LINK is dead at Corbett’s “Recommended Viewing”]
    Date: 2016
    Run time: 1 h 34 min

    Executive Producer: Oliver Stone
    Director: Igor Lopatonok
    Writer: Vanessa Dean

    Ukraine. Across its eastern border is Russia and to its west-Europe. For centuries, it has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and access to the Black Sea. 2014’s Maidan Massacre triggered a bloody uprising that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and painted Russia as the perpetrator by Western media. But was it? “Ukraine on Fire” by Igor Lopatonok provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region which lead to the 2004 Orange Revolution, 2014 uprisings, and the violent overthrow of democratically elected Yanukovych. Covered by Western media as a people’s revolution, it was in fact a coup d’état scripted and staged by nationalist groups and the U.S. State Department. Investigative journalist Robert Parry reveals how U.S.-funded political NGOs and media companies have emerged since the 80s replacing the CIA in promoting America’s geopolitical agenda abroad.

    Executive producer Oliver Stone gains unprecedented access to the inside story through his on-camera interviews with former President Viktor Yanukovych and Minister of Internal Affairs, Vitaliy Zakharchenko, who explain how the U.S. Ambassador and factions in Washington actively plotted for regime change. And, in his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Stone solicits Putin s take on the significance of Crimea, NATO and the U. S s history of interference in elections and regime change in the region.

  53. Ayyub says:

    Great article. Yes, we like to fool ourselves with some “Hopium”. Because we forgot our duty and responsibility in this world.

  54. candlelight says:

    …..And here’s another perspective of the events of the 2013/14 Maidan uprising seen through another lens:

    “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”

    Both documentaries, “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”(2015) followed by “Ukraine on Fire: The Real Story”(2016)are propagandist in nature, each supportive of their own biased political perspectives, and skewed in their storytelling:

    For instance, around the 7 minute mark of “Ukraine on Fire”, the narrator, before going on to spend considerable time detailing Western Ukraine’s embrace of German Nazism during WWII, spends the most briefest of moments with a single, solitary phrase in stating “…a large part of Western Ukraine’s population welcome the German soldiers as liberators of the recently forced upon them Soviet rule…”

    “…recently forced upon them Soviet rule…” is “Ukraine on Fire”‘s one and only awkward reference to explain decades of Soviet repression of Ukrainians, including the massive starvation of its people in the early 1930’s know as the Holodomor Genocide, when literally millions of Ukrainians starved to death from deliberate, Stalinist Soviet policy:

    Might early to mid nineteenth century Soviet collectivist repression have branded upon the psyche of ethnic Ukrainians an extreme sense of longing for independent nationalism at all costs, even if it meant embracing German fascism, if that fascism were, indeed, warring against the Soviet Union?

    Without offering any excuses, you would think “Ukraine of Fire: The Real Story” would at least spend a little more time on the subject than one awkward phrase, because even if it’s controversial, the societal impact of the Holomodor is of historical importance. Yet “Ukraine of Fire” doesn’t so much as barely touch upon it…. Why?

    Because it explains, in large part, as a whole, the ethnic Ukrainians’ fever pitch for identity, independence and the perceived freedom that an alignment with Europe and the West would provide, as opposed to a continued alignment with Russia. There is such a palpable, deep seated desire for autonomy among ethnic Ukrainians, that even though Western meddling had occurred behind the scenes, as “Ukraine on Fire” depicts, no degree of Western machinations, money and manipulative NGO’s, or newly minted Euro-centric television programing would have been enough to fire up to such a degree the collective imagination of the people if said desire wasn’t already innate and embedded in the populous. Unfortunately, for the sake of narrative, discussion of such historic precedence of prolonged and widespread Soviet repression was dubiously avoided by “Ukraine on Fire”.

    Yet, on the other hand, on the opposite side of the propaganda coin, “Winter of Fire” glaringly avoids the subject of far-right Ukrainian nationalism, altogether, with its direct connection to down-right fascism and Nazism, and covers up any of these groups’ involvement in the Maidan protests. The documentary was careful not to show a single gathering of these various fascist groups, or if they did, it was absent any visuals of banners and flags depicting their fascist symbolism and or militaristic garb.

    Neither of these two “documentaries” present a full and truly unbiased dialogue.

    [SNIP – Please keep comments to 500 words or less. Longer comments can be split into multiple posts. -JC]

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