WAR DRUMS POUNDING… Putin scathes the West in side-winding speech annexing Ukrainian regions… NATO/Zelensky respond… hellish escalations?

October 4, 2022 in Columnists, News by RBN Staff


Source: Revolver

September 30, 2022



The War Drums are pounding faster and faster into a hellish chorus.

Daily Mail: “Putin says U.S. created nuclear PRECEDENT by bombing Japan and vows to ‘smash’ the ‘satanic’ West: Rants that America is STILL occupying Germany, ‘Anglo-Saxons’ blew up Nord Stream and warns he’ll use ‘all forces’ to defend annexed Ukraine regions”.

Putin’s full speech translated into English is here:

Watch Putin troll the West on trannies and “Satanic” perversions:

Good thread on what Putin said starts here:

Another thread on the speech starts here:

And yet another one starts here:

Here are all the key points of the speech via Twitter user @OGRolandRat:

Here is how the Eurasianist philosopher Alexander Dugin reacted:

This may have been a monumental speech:

Things are escalating extremely quickly.

Zelensky announced they will be applying to NATO, although they would need unanimous support to join the alliance.

Israel is bailing out of Russia:

But is NATO’s response just platitudes?

World War III scenes out of Russia:

Much ado about nothing, or a monumental moment?

Thomas Massie:

We shall see:

More from a Russophile on the latest developments:

Let us briefly meditate on the actual implications of Nordstream’s demise.

  1. Germany loses what little autonomy and flexibility it had, making it even more dependent on the United States.
  2. Russia loses a point of leverage over Europe, reducing the inducements to negotiation.
  3. Poland and Ukraine become even more critical transit hubs for gas.

Russia clearly perceives this as a bridge burning move of sabotage by NATO, designed to back them into a corner. The Russian government has decried it as an act of “international terrorism” and argued that the explosions occurred in areas “controlled by NATO” – the concatenation of these statements is that they blame NATO for an act of terrorism, without explicitly saying that. This precipitated another meeting of the Russian National Security Council.

Many western nations have advised their citizens to leave Russia immediately, suggesting they are worried about escalation (this coincides with Ukraine’s unhinged claim that Russia may be about to use nuclear weapons). For the time being, I expect Russian escalation to remain confined to Ukraine itself, likely coinciding with the deployment of additional Russian ground forces. If Russia feels compelled to undertake an out of theater escalation, targeting American satellites, digital infrastructure, or forces in Syria remain the most likely option.

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And for the Western perspective, just read the UK tabloids. Here’s the Daily Mail:

Vladimir Putin accused the United States of creating a nuclear weapons ‘precedent’ by bombing Japan at the end of the second World War in an unhinged speech calling the West ‘satanists’ and accusing ‘Anglo Saxons’ of blowing up the Nord Stream pipelines.

The Russian despot ranted about sex-change operations, claimed America is occupying Germany and Korea and vowed to ‘smash’ the West in the disturbing remarks as he announced the annexation of four regions in Ukraine.

His saber-rattling is another terrifying hint that he is prepared to use nuclear weapons as he vowed to use ‘all available means’ to hold onto Russian-occupied areas of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk.

Again, he blamed the West for his invasion of Ukraine because they believe Russia is a ‘colony’ and a ‘band of slaves, and wants to break it up into smaller states who ‘will be fighting against each other’.

President Joe Biden released a statement Friday claiming that the annexations have ‘no legitimacy’ and will not be recognized by the U.S. He also announced a new set of sanctions in response to the move.

‘The United States will always honor Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders,’ Biden said in the statement, adding: ‘We will continue to support Ukraine’s efforts to regain control of its territory by strengthening its hand militarily and diplomatically.’

‘In response to Russia’s phony claims of annexation, the United States, together with our Allies and partners, are announcing new sanctions today,’ the president released in his Friday statement. ‘These sanctions will impose costs on individuals and entities — inside and outside of Russia — that provide political or economic support to illegal attempts to change the status of Ukrainian territory.’

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