There is a war
going on between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
No there isn't. There
is no war going on between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The territory that
is being fought over is territory that is recognised by literally everyone (including Armenia) as Azerbaijani
territory. This includes two parts:
1. The enclave of
Нагорный Карабах (usually written in English as Nagorno Karabakh, roughly
meaning "Hilly Black Garden") which is mountainous and heavily
settled by ethnic Armenians since ancient times, and until 1993 by many
thousands of Azeris. This is surrounded entirely by Azeri territory,
and was a part of Azerbaijan as it existed in the USSR.
2. Said surrounding
Azeri territory occupied by Armenia, which is also recognised by everyone as
(a) These two
territories are both completely occupied by Armenia since a 1988-93 war and
comprise a quarter of Azerbaijan.
(b) The occupation
of these territories was accompanied by the ethnic cleansing of over a million
people, most of whom were Azeris, so that both parts of the occupied territory
are now entirely Azeri-free.
(c) The two
territories jointly declared themselves "independent" as a so-called
Republic of Artsakh, which is not recognised by anyone, including Armenia. This
Artsakh, by the way, is only one of several unrecognised republics that rose
from the murder of the USSR; the others are Transnistria (from Moldavia),
Abkhazia and South Ossetia (from Georgia) and, latest and far from least, the
Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (from post Maidan Ukranazistan).
(d) UN resolutions
have demanded the settlement of the dispute by negotiations. However, Armenia,
until fairly recently far more militarily powerful than Azerbaijan, saw no need
to negotiate on facts it had created on the ground by military force. Also
Armenia is a CSTO treaty ally of Russia, which has a small military presence in
(e) However, in the
past few years, these things happened:
(i) In 2018 a
colour revolution brought yet another "pro-western" regime - under
prime minister Nikol Pashinyan - into power in Armenia. The Pashinyan regime
has been spending the last two years slowly and systematically distancing
itself from Russia, which, let me repeat, is still its CSTO ally and – with its
military base in the country – its protector.
(ii) Azeri oil
revenues boomed and it massively increased expenditure in defence, buying
weapons from everyone from Russia to America to a certain settler ethnostate on
the eastern Mediterranean coast that treats the native population abominably. I
don’t need to remind you what this so called country is called.
Erdogan of the neo Ottoman Empire needed money for his Ottomanisation project,
as well as an empire to rule.
(iv) The defeat of
the jihadi headchopper invasion of Syria left a lot of armed jihadis trapped in
Idlib and desperate to find a way to make a living.
suddenly discovered, or more correctly found it suddenly convenient to
remember, that the Azeris, though Shia, were fellow Turkic speakers, and,
therefore, people it was his “duty” to “protect”.
As a result of all
this, Erdogan made an alliance with the (corrupt and easily purchased) Azeri
president, the dynast Ilham Aliyev. The Ottomans would supply the means (air
cover, weapons, and jihadi headchoppers to use as shock troops) to reclaim the
Azerbaijani territory occupied by Armenia. Aliyev, as the Liberator of Azeri
Land, could immediately scotch all opposition to his rule. In return, Erdogan
would get a share of the oil revenues and the right to station Ottoman forces
in the reconquered land.
Simple, right? In
fact it played out in full public view, with Ottoman forces conducting
“exercises” with Azeri troops in (Azeri controlled) Azerbaijan, after which
less than all returned to their own country. Aliyev, too, sharply increased his
anti-Armenian rhetoric, clearly signalling that the matter was now to be
settled by military force. So obvious was it that even I, with no resources
available to me but the news, immediately stated as soon as I heard of the
fighting that it was the Ottomans who were behind it. But, as we shall see, someone who could have stopped this war
before it started, didn’t.
Pashinyan of Armenia was facing his own challenges. Armenia has hardly any
natural resources. Its best farmland isn't even Armenian, it lies in the
occupied zone around Nagorno Karabakh. And like a good little colour
revolutionary he needed to obey the orders of those who put him into power. As
such, he couldn't even ask Russia for help (this would anger his owners in
Washington), or recognise Artsakh, or annex it, even though he "threatened"
to when the fighting began.
It is, in fact,
possible that Pashinyan has deliberately chosen to sacrifice the territory in
order to get rid of a dispute that would normally stop Armenian accession to
NATO. We will return to this point later.
Now let’s go over
Republic of Artsakh is Azeri Nagorno Karabakh, historically settled by
Armenians, surrounded by Azeri territory occupied by Armenia from which the
Azeri population was ethnically cleansed thirty years ago.
2.Azerbaijan is in
all but name an Ottoman proxy, which happens to have a sudden glut of oil money
and is part of the neo Ottomanisation project of Sultan Erdogan Pasha.
3.Pashinyan is a
colour revolution tool owned by Washington as much as Aliyev is the wholly
owned property of Erdogan Pasha.
would have been able to smack down any Azerbaijan attack, but these are not
normal times, because Azerbaijan is reinforced by Ottoman command and control,
air support, and cannibal headchopper jihadi imports from Syria.
In fact, the
Ottoman-Azerbaijan-Headchopper Alliance (hereafter referred to as OAHA for
convenience) plan of action is as simple as it is predictable by anyone looking
at a map.
OAHA’s basic operational plan depends on two things:
First, the fact that Armenian manpower is
seriously restricted by two factors:
(i)It has a much
smaller population than Azerbaijan and therefore a much smaller recruitment
(ii)It has an Azeri
enclave (Nakhichevan) and the Ottoman Empire on its western borders as well as,
you know, Azerbaijan on its eastern borders, the part where it does not occupy
As such, Armenia
can’t, no matter how much it tries, mobilise as many troops as Azerbaijan. And
of those troops it does mobilise, it can’t, no matter how much it tries, put
all or even most into defending Nagorno Karabakh. It has to hold back many or
most of them to defend Armenia itself from any possible attack from the
Ottomans and/or the Azeris. It’s the classic dilemma of a two front war.
On the other hand,
OAHA has no such constraints. It knows perfectly well that, unless suicidal,
Armenia can’t and won’t attack them. They can perfectly well concentrate almost
all their forces around Nagorno Karabakh.
Secondly, once said forces are concentrated
around Nagorno Karabakh, what happens? Aliyev may be a corrupt sell-out, but
he’s no idiot. Casualties in large numbers won’t be popular at home, no matter
how popular the conquest might be. To this end, a blitzkrieg offensive into the
waiting guns of fortified Armenian defensive positions on the Nagorno Karabakh
hills is not exactly the best solution. So what is?
The really brutal,
really simple plans are usually also the most successful. And a look at the map
shows the extremely predictable strategy OAHA is following:
unacceptable levels of attrition on the limited forces that Armenia can commit.
At a certain point, the attrition will cause the Armenian lines to collapse.
That point, in fact, has been reached north and south of Nagorno Karabakh
itself in the plains.
headchopper imports from Idlib as shock troops, taking the casualties while the
Ottomans achieve air supremacy and the Azeris hold back their own troops for
the final push. This is the same way the Ottomans used jihadi headchoppers as
shock troops against the Kurds in Syria and against Haftar in Libya, about
which I’ll talk in a moment.
Karabakh cities (just like Stepanakert is being bombed and shelled) to trigger
a refugee exodus into Armenia. This has already happened to a large extent with
some half of the Nagorno Karabakh population already having been “displaced”,
meaning, they’re fleeing.
mountainous fortified area to cut off Nagorno Karabakh from Armenia in a pincer
movement from north and south. As the territory becomes increasingly encircled,
the remaining civilian population and at least a substantial part if not all of
the surviving defenders will flee. Which sane Armenian, after all, will ever
trust himself to the tender mercies of the Ottomans and their anti-Christian
jihadi cohorts, not to mention Azeris filled with vengeance for their own
ethnic cleansing thirty years ago?
attacks” on Azeri cities as propaganda. It is shoddy propaganda, like the
Narendrabhai Damodardasbhai Modi regime’s anti-China propaganda (or like the EU
“Novichok” propaganda), but like them, it’s meant as a justification, not to be believed.
And then what
happens afterwards? If Erdogan’s actions in Syria, where he settled Uighur
jihadi imports in a mini caliphate in Jisr al Shughour are any guide, the
headchoppers from Idlib will be put into “liberated” Nagorno Karabakh and
protected there by Ottoman forces. Just like the headchoppers in Idlib, come to
think of it.
The Ottoman Question:
By this point the
reader will have been aware that the driving force behind the entire war is the
Ottoman Empire. This same Ottoman Empire is a member of NATO, allegedly not one in good standing, but
still a member of NATO. I say “allegedly” because despite all the rhetoric
against the Ottomans from the likes of the gerontophiliac Macronist regime in France,
the Ottomans are
1.Still the second
largest military in NATO, and by far the best – indeed the only competent – military in NATO.
2.The single most
strategically located country in NATO, sitting as it does across the chokepoint
of the Black Sea and overlooking all of West Asia.
Because of these
factors, even if there was any option to expel a member from NATO (there isn’t)
the Amerikastani Empire would never do such a thing. And that in turn means
Azerbaijan is a NATO Azerbaijan in all but name.
appeasement of Erdogan by Russia, which I will refer to in the next section, will
get nothing for Russia.All it is doing is emboldening Erdogan.
there is a remarkable tendency to imagine that the Sultan is flailing around
starting wars at random, as though he’s just another tinpot megalomaniac like
Muhammad bin Salman al Bonesawi of Saudi Barbaria. This is absolutely not true.
Erdogan, whatever else he might be, is a remarkably shrewd political operator.
His wars are always extremely carefully chosen. Look at these:
1.From 2011, he
assiduously supported headchoppers against Syria, laying out the red carpet for
international jihadis, so that the airline from Istanbul to Gaziantep became
known as the “jihad express”. In return he got the proceeds of the factories
and warehouses the headchoppers systematically looted and shipped off to
Ottoman businessmen, and, later, bought oil from ISIS; the Amerikastani Empire
left the convoys of oil tankers from occupied Syrian oilfields to Turkey alone
until the Russians began bombing them. Erdogan’s son is known to have
personally benefited from these transactions.
2.In Libya, Erdogan
intervened to save the so-called ‘government’ (the GNA, an outfit of
slave-trading, human trafficking gangsters) when it was on the ropes against
the forces of the LNA (led by “Field Marshal” Khalifa Haftar, a known CIA asset
whose only saving grace is that he’s a secularist). In return he got the “rights”
to oil exploration in the Mediterranean and a share of Libyan oil exports. He’d
have got away with it, too, but for the fact that Haftar managed to hang on to
the city of Sirte, the hometown of the martyr Brother Muammar Gaddafi. Libya’s
oil reserves are pretty much all to the east of Sirte, in Haftar territory. In
Libya, too, Erdogan used large numbers of jihadi headchoppers imported from
Syria. Some of those headchoppers – the very same ones – have been sent on to
3.In Iraq, Erdogan’s
repeated invasions are mostly a security measure meant to keep the Kurds down.
It’s far from a war of choice; the Ottomans actually have, by their standards,
a legitimate reason to not empower the Kurds. At the same time it’s not stopped
Erdogan from buying oil from other Kurds in Iraq, at prices well below what he
would have to pay the legitimate Iraqi government, well, as legitimate as any
Iraqi government after the invasion of 2003 can be.
4.In Azerbaijan, as
stated, Erdogan’s calculations are simple; victory for Aliyev in return for oil
In fact, Erdogan,
who closely styles himself on the 16th Century ninth Ottoman Sultan,
Selim the Grim, like the Ottomans, wages war as a way of securing income. Then
it was the loot of conquered cities, and the taxing of vassal states – the Ottomans
didn’t really care what their vassals did as long as they paid their taxes –
and now it’s the loot of natural resources and protection money from the
looters. This is why the crash of the lira is a temporary blip; the Ottoman
plan of war will succeed as long as nobody stops them.
And who will stop
them? Well, then, let’s talk about...
Russia and the worship of the
Greatest Grandmaster Genius The Galaxy Has Ever Known:
A few years ago I
wrote an article in which I had compared Putin’s “restraint” against
Amerikastani provocations not just failures in and of themselves, but direct
encouragement to more provocations. Back in 2014, I had said, Putin was so
single issue focussed on the Sochi Olympics that what even the Amerikastani
imperialists STRATFOR called the “most blatant coup in history” played out in
full public view in Kiev, without Russia lifting a finger. I had written that
Putin could have sent in two battalions of Spetsnaz, overthrown Obama’s
Ukranazi coup regime, reinstated Viktor Yanukovych, and withdrawn, with the
clear statement that if there were any more coups Russia would return and this
time to stay. I remember that when the militias of the Donbass were desperately
raiding museums to secure WWII weapons to take on Ukranazi armoured columns,
when Russian military blogs were demanding “Putin, dai prikaz!” (Putin, give
the order!), Putin kept silent. When the defenders of Donbass had to withdraw
from Slovyansk and were nearly cut into two, when the Ukranazis were at Donetsk
airport, when defeat was only a matter of hours, it was then that Putin allegedly did something. What that something
was I’m not clear about. It was certainly not the dispatch of Russian forces,
or else Russian tanks would have been rolling down the Kiev streets in two
days. It may have been finally sending weapons, allowing volunteers to go to
the front to fight (including more than a few brave and laudable Americans; not
all of them are brain-dead imperialists), and possibly limited artillery
support. At any rate, when the defenders of the republics crushed the Ukranazis
at Debaltsevo and were well on the way to liberating Mariupol on the Black Sea,
Putin again withdrew support to them, leaving them without a port and stuck in
a frozen war interrupted by sniping and shelling.
And what was the
excuse presented by Putin’s worshippers online, a species I have recently
dubbed “Putinoids”? It’s been changing over the years. At first it was that the
Ukranazis would “inevitably” collapse. Well, it’s going on for seven years now,
and, absolutely predictably, the Ukranazis are far too convenient a tool to the
Amerikastani Empire to be permitted to collapse. Then the excuse shifted to the
notion that if Putin had intervened, Russia couldn’t have got back Crimea.
Apparently it passeth the limited understanding of these people that had Putin
intervened, with a friendly government in Kiev, Russia would not have had to annex Crimea. Then it was
something about Yanukovych not having had the courage to fight, so why should
Russia fight for him. It seems that we are still in the 17th
century, when kings could conduct foreign policies according to their personal
likes and dislikes, whims and fancies. It’s not, by the way, surprising that a
lot of these Putinoids are people who hanker back to a Tsarist mythical golden
age. Arch Putinoid the Saker (Andrei Raevski) is the most infamous, but the
internet is full of them.
But let’s ignore
the people of the two Donbass republics for the moment and look at the result
of this “restraint”. Today, Amerikastani B52 bombers and RC135 reconnaissance
planes fly freely through Ukranazi airspace right up to the Russian border,
compelling Russian air defence systems to turn on their electronic defences,
exposing their signatures for analysis and jamming by said Amerikastanis.
Ukranazistan, not being a NATO member officially, is even more valuable to
Amerikastan than it would have been as a NATO member, since it can be used for
staging actions that could not involve NATO without risk of a world war. How’s
that for “restraint”, Putinoids?
In fact, with the
one shining exception of the war against Georgia in defence of South Ossetia in
2008, when Medvedev – not Putin – was president, Russian foreign policy has
always been criminally defensive and reactive, never proactive. In 2011 Russia
permitted Libya to be destroyed, turning an ally into a jihadi hellhole where a
slave trading human trafficking regime and a CIA asset fight for control. In
2015 Syria was on the verge of collapse when Putin belatedly and reluctantly
sent just enough planes and troops to save Damascus and help the legitimate
government of Dr Assad liberate Aleppo, but failed to do a thing to stop the
north and east turn into, respectively, an Ottoman colony and a Kurd Quisling
puppet state under Amerikastani protection. In 2020 in Belarus it was only the personal
courage and genuine popularity of President Aleksandr Lukashenko that prevented
a colour revolution that would have turned the country into another NATO
stooge. The same 2020 saw the Putin regime allow the racist right wing “liberal”
Alexei Navalny to be sent to Germany, and predictably a fake “Novichok
poisoning” was immediately manufactured to wreck EU-Russian relations, which
were just about beginning to mend, beyond repair.
In none of these
cases – none! – did what the Putinoids celebrate as the Greatest Grandmaster
and Geopolitical Genius in the Galaxy do a thing to prevent it happening, even
when everyone could see it coming. For instance, the moment I heard that the
Azerbaijan regime had attacked Nagorno Karabakh, even I, with no information
but what I could read in the news, instantly said the Ottomans were
responsible. I refuse to believe that Putin, with the Russian intelligence
services at his disposal, did not know any of these things were coming. But he
never did anything proactive, and when he did react, it was just enough to
impose a shaky and unstable status quo. Not a status quo ante, just a status
This same instinct,
apparently, is in effect where Putin’s relations with the zionist entity and
the Ottomans are concerned. Under the Putinist “help” to Syria, the zionazi pseudostate
bombs the country at liberty, and Putin, despite having S 400 air defence
systems in place, does nothing. And after the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, when
Russia, for some inexplicable reason, saved Erdogan’s bacon, it’s bending over
backwards to appease him. It sold him S400s, offered the latest SU57 fighters,
endorsed the Turkstream pipeline, and when Syria attempted to reclaim the Idlib
jihadistate earlier this year, it withheld air cover, allowing the Ottoman
drones to wreck the Syrian army spearheads. After which it signed yet another
agreement that it knew perfectly well the Ottomans had no intention of
honouring, as they have not.
Much is made by
Putinoids of Russia calling the Amerikastani Empire “not agreement capable”. If
it isn’t, and it is not, the Ottomans are a thousand times more “not agreement
capable”. Anyone trusting Sultan Erdogan about anything needs a brain
transplant. And yet the Putin regime keeps making agreements with them!
When I asked online
how Russia has benefited from appeasing Sultan Erdogan, I was responded to by a
counter-question. Did I think, a Putinoid asked, that a “western poppet” in
Turkey would be better for Russia? I replied back by asking the Putinoid to
inform me which conceivable Ottoman regime would be worse than one that
occupies North Syria, routinely attacks Iraq, conducts a proxy war with jihadi
headchoppers in Libya, and now helps Azerbaijan create a headchopper ministate
in Russia’s underbelly. I would, I said, enjoy watching him make the attempt.
he never replied to me.
The “arguments” of
the Putinoids, assuming one can dignify them with such a term, fall into these
1.Putin is such a
genius that he is beyond our comprehension; his slightest act (or, much more
frequently, total inaction) is loaded
with more symbolism and hidden plans than we mere mortals can ever fathom. I do
not see this as a particularly persuasive contention.
2.Putin does not
need to do anything because of the famous new Russian hypersonic missiles,
which make it impossible for the Amerikastanis to attack Russia directly. The
so-called analyst Andrei Martyanov, who among other things can’t stop boasting
that he’s written three whole books, is a particularly loud exponent of this
thesis. It again seems to have escaped the attention of these people that
missiles will only be of the slightest use in case of an all out war, which is
now absolutely the least likely kind
of war. Wars these days are first and foremost economic and fought by economic
strangulation is preceded by political strangulation, that is, stripping way
friends and allies by jihadi invasions and bought and paid for colour
revolutions. That’s what these colour revolutions and NATOisations, even of
specks like Montenegro, are about.
(c)Is Putin going
to go to war if Amerikastani colour revolutions and NATOisations end up
blockading Russia on all or most of its borders? Really?
3.If I don’t like
Putin, who do I want to lead Russia in place of him? (Followed by an abusive
rant when I name anyone.) Well, I’m not Russian so it’s not my business who
immortal? Is he beyond cognitive degeneration that comes with age? If the
answer to either of these is no, why has Putin not only not appointed any
successor, but systematically loaded his government with personality-less
bureaucrats who can never succeed him? What happens when Putin dies or becomes
incapacitated? Apres moi l’deluge?
who’s not of the Russian liberal Quisling set from Moscow, such as Navalny,
would be a better replacement than Putin, in my opinion. From the far left or
the nationalist right, anybody.
4.Why do I want
Russians to die in Armenia?
the Nazi coup in Ukraine. At that time Putin could have overthrown the Nazis at
next to no cost in blood or treasure. But Putin was too obsessed with the Sochi
Olympics, towards which his attention had been diverted by a few “Putler” memes
and some canards about homosexual oppression in Russia. What happened in the
end? Far more ethnic Russians (and Russian volunteers) dying than would have
happened if Putin had acted in 2014.
(b)The exact same
thing happened in Syria when Putin waited till the government was on the ropes
before finally, belatedly, and minimally acting. To this day Russian servicemen
are dying in Syria because of Putin’s “agreements” with Sultan Erdogan. Inaction costs lives.
Russians needed to die in Armenia, or more precisely in Nagorno Karabakh, if
Putin had stopped the war from happening.
Which brings up a
couple of questions.
Let us assume (it’s
an easy assumption to make, and a safe one) that the Russian intelligence
agencies had intimated Putin in advance that the Ottomans were planning an
attack in conjunction with the Azerbaijanis and jihadi headchoppers on Nagorno
Karabakh. Then we must ask:
Putin have stopped the war from happening at all?
The answer to this
is, yes, yes, he could have. All it would have had needed was two phone calls
and one public statement.
(i) A phone call to Erdogan saying that Putin knew what he was up to and
that it would have dire economic consequences for Russian-Turkish relations,
such as another ban on tourism. (The last time that happened, in 2015, it
brought Erdogan to his knees within weeks, so important is Russian tourism to
the Ottoman economy, so this is no idle threat.)
(ii) A phone call to Pashinyan saying that Russia isn't overwhelmed with
joy at his actions since 2018 and that if this continues Russia will stand
aside and let any future OAHA offensive overrun not just Artsakh but Armenia
(iii) A public statement that Russia will not tolerate the changing of
the facts on the ground by military action - by anybody.
I do not see that the Ottomans would dare to begin their aggression
under those conditions. And under the current conditions I do not see them
ending their aggression short of the fall of Artsakh entirely or most
substantially. Erdogan has too much prestige invested, not to speak of money,
to have it any other way.
Putin have stopped the war from happening at all?
To this question
the Putinoids have a standard, scripted response. The Greatest Geopolitical
Grandmaster Genius The Galaxy Has Ever Seen was teaching Nikol Pashinyan a
lesson for sneaking around canoodling with NATO; a defeat in Nagorno Karabakh,
apparently, would bring Armenia crawling back to heel.
It seems to have
escaped the notice of these sublime geniuses that
(a)It might only play into Pashinyan's hands, assuming the idea
(increasingly being voiced on multiple fora) that he wants to lose the war in order to sacrifice Artsakh and - free of
the territorial dispute that might block the accession - join NATO is true.
Russia would be faced with a NATO Armenia and a NATOised Azerbaijan together. A
good idea? I think not.
(b) Officially, Artsakh isn't part of Armenia. Therefore it is not responsible for the crimes of the
Pashinyan regime. Therefore allowing it to be overrun is ipso facto an imbecilic
response to teach Pashinyan a lesson.
(c) If Artsakh is overrun, what happens to the other republics that
seceded from post Soviet states? What about Abkhazia, South Ossetia,
Transnistria? What about the two Donbass republics, which let me remind you,
Russia doesn't recognise either? Does
anyone really think the Ukranazis won't take the hint that Russia won't
intervene unless they attack Russia itself?
(d) If part or all of Nagorno Karabakh is
captured by OAHA, what exactly is stopping Sultan Erdogan from repopulating the
place with jihadi headchoppers just as he did in Jisr al Shughour with his
Uighur imports? A jihadi headchopper ministate in Russia's underbelly isn't
exactly a great idea.
Or maybe I’m wrong,
the Putinoids are right, and Putin is playing some kind of incredibly complex
chess game in which he can see hundreds of years into the future, and Russia
will save the world yet. We’ll only have to wait 10135 years to find out!
The religion factor:
There’s a school of
thought that Russia should intervene, but only because Armenians are fellow
Christians. This is rubbish.
Once again: it's entirely an ethnic/economic/political
clash. Religion has absolutely nothing
to do with it. (Sunni) Muslim Brotherhood Sultan Erdogan is supporting Shia
Azerbaijan with, among other things, (Sunni) Wahhabi jihadi headchoppers. Shia
Iran is supposedly neutral but is being accused by Azerbaijan of sending
weapons to Christian Armenia, with whom it has an open border, and has shot
down Azeri drones. So-called Christian Russia – most Russians are atheists
or agnostics – has stayed out of the fight completely. And (Sunni) Wahhabi
Saudi Barbaria has opened another propaganda offensive in the
meantime...against the Ottoman Empire.
There is nothing religious about it.
At the time of this
writing, I read that under Russian auspices a temporary ceasefire between the
two sides to exchange prisoners and bury corpses has been signed. This is being
presented by Putinoids as a “triumph for Russian diplomacy”. Apparently said
Putinoids can’t read, because the “ceasefire” is specifically referred to as “temporary”.
Both Sultan Erdogan and his ventriloquist’s dummy Ilham Aliyev have far too
much invested to back down now.
And finally...what do I believe?
it should be obvious that I am not particularly enamoured of Putinoids or, for
that matter, Putin. My position is that Russia, in fact, has a duty to the
world; it is the only military bulwark (China being the economic entity on that
scale) against the Amerikastani Empire. It is what stops the Amerikastani
Empire from enslaving us all. When Russia stands up it stands up for all of us.
When Putin betrays Russian interests he betrays us all.
Russia is hardly secure. It’s beset on almost all its borders with Amerikastani
aggression, colour revolutions, and subversion. It cannot afford “restraint”
and complacency. A bit of proactive and aggressive action would only help it,
especially if it nipped Amerikastani plans in the bud.
the Putinoid position that Russia only needs to “look after itself” is asinine,
as imbecilic as the idea that Armenia will come crawling back if only Putin
allows Nagorno Karabakh to be overrun. In fact, all it will do is convince everybody
– including China – that there is no
more unreliable ally and protector than Vladimir Putin. Is this what the
Putinoids want? Really?
So here is today’s cartoon.
I’m also adding a version without dialogue,
in case anyone wants to add their own.