Terror on Crimea Bridge forces Russia to unleash Shock’n Awe + Before Ukraine blew up Kerch Bridge, British spies plotted it

Terror on Crimea Bridge forces Russia to unleash Shock’n Awe

By Pepe Escobar – October 10 2022

The western narrative of a ‘losing Russia’ has just been decimated by Moscow’s blitzkrieg against Ukraine and its foreign-backed terror operations

It was a plan by the British MI6, says this source, without offering further details. Which, he elaborates, Russian intel, for a number of reasons, is shadow-playing as “foreign special services.”

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EXPOSED: Before Ukraine blew up Kerch Bridge, British spies plotted it

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‘Give peace a chance’ apparently doesn’t apply if it involves Elon Musk or Russia

‘Give peace a chance’ apparently doesn’t apply if it involves Elon Musk or Russia (archived)

War is hell. Most people agree with that sentiment, whether the fighting involves our country or nations on the other side of the world. We would prefer current wars end quickly and no new wars were started.

Diplomacy ain’t what it used to be.

Pro-war messages from Ukrainians fighting for their lives is one thing. But the jingoism from Americans is inexplicable. Most American blue-and-yellow flag-wavers couldn’t have found Ukraine on a map a year ago. Today, they’re such geopolitical experts, they can’t be questioned.

We’re repeatedly told that nationalism [or neo-nazism] is a threat to democracy. Apparently, that only applies to the American variety. Ukrainian nationalism isn’t only tolerated, it’s becoming mandatory among our politicians and media figures.

It’s not enough to root for a free and peaceful Ukraine; you need to cheer on the slaughter of Russian conscripts, most of whom would rather be at home with their loved ones. And don’t you dare question the untold billions U.S. taxpayers are pouring into Kyiv. Only Putin fans are concerned about the $31 trillion national debt.

Our political class might be giddy at that outcome, but the rest of us see it as tragedy.

War is not the goal, in Ukraine or anywhere else; peace is. It would be nice if our leaders understood that.

Just searching for ‘peace’, in the last 24 hours, and this was all that came up for Ukraine-Russia, despite it being originally published on 10-08 in Arizona Republic.

Sweden Won’t Share Nord Stream Investigation Findings With Russia

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden won’t share findings of the investigation into the explosions of the Nord Stream gas pipelines with Russian authorities or Gazprom, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Monday.

Sweden Won’t Share Nord Stream Investigation Findings With Russia – PM

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Sweden says investigation into Russian pipeline leaks strengthens suspicion of ‘gross sabotage’

“The continued preliminary investigation must show whether someone can be served with suspicion and later prosecuted,” Sweden’s Security Service said in a statement.

They’re going to set-up Russia!

US officials gave Ukraine public green light to bomb Kerch bridge

US officials gave Ukraine public green light to bomb Kerch bridge

Completely excluded from any account in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal was the fact that senior US officials not only publicly authorized, but a former US official publicly encouraged, the attack to take place.

“Bomb Russia’s bridge to Crimea, Ukraine urged,” read the headline in the Times of London on July 7, reporting the statements of US General Philip Breedlove, NATO’s former Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

The next day, July 8, clearly referencing Breedlove’s comments, a reporter identified only as “Howard” asked at a Pentagon background briefing, “can you talk about any preclusions? Would the — would the Kerch Bridge be not precluded as a potential target?”*

The defense official replied, “As I said, there aren’t any preclusions that I’m aware of about the Ukrainians fighting on their sovereign territory against Russia.”

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* [07-08-2022] U.S. Says Russia’s Prized Kerch Bridge Is A Fair Target For Ukrainian Forces

At a press briefing held this morning, The War Zone asked a senior U.S. official whether or not there were any preclusions about the use of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, in Ukraine against certain targets. Speaking to reporters on the condition of anonymity, the official responded by saying that they couldn’t reveal any further information about specific targets, but that “Russian forces’ capabilities and logistics nodes within Ukraine are absolutely fantastic” targets. The War Zone followed up, asking if there were any hesitations about using the HIMARs against the Kerch Bridge. The official responded as follows.

“As I said, there aren’t any preclusions that I’m aware of on Ukrainians fighting on their sovereign territory against Russia.”

The War and the Intellectuals: Randolph Bourne Vents His Animus Against War

[World War I] Pro-war statements and speeches—as well as more coercive measures—gradually captured American public discourse in 1917. Fairly quickly, those who rejected the rationales for United States participation in the war found themselves increasingly isolated. Liberals, intellectuals, and even many socialists soon supported American intervention. A youthful critic in his twenties, Randolph Bourne wrote a bitter essay in the intellectual magazine Seven Arts, lambasting his fellow intellectuals for lining up so readily behind the war effort.

The War and the Intellectuals

Russia Responds to Ukraine’s Attack on Crimean Bridge etc.

Russia Responds to Ukraine’s Attack on Crimean Bridge etc.

A number of other “terrorist attacks” have targeted Russia’s energy infrastructure, including an attempt to blast one of the sections of the TurkStream gas pipeline which runs from Russia to Türkiye, he said.

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AEI is a Neocon think tank, connected to PNAC.

AEI: Biden Should Kill TurkStream to Promote Transatlantic Energy Security

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