Sunday, August 31, 2014

Putin’s Potential Actions Recall the Battle of Borodino, September 7, 1812  
Then: A Massive Slaughter where both Russia and France Lost the War.
Now: The Ukraine and Russia ditto!
The cry of war wafts through the media like forest fires raging out of control. Everywhere one turns, one hears in the media and from would-be pundits the cry of “Russia Invades Ukraine!” The truth may be better or worse,  depending on one’s perspective.
The fact that heavy artillery is being transported into the Ukraine by ‘lost Russian Paratroopers’ is fanciful,  yet compelling.  Putin is clearly disturbed by the events in the Ukraine in a way that he has not evidenced in any other potential conflagration including the civil war in Syria or the Islamic disruptions in Central Asia.  The Ukraine has touched, as the clairvoyant “idiot-savants”, both Bush jr and Condi Rice, pronounced on that fateful day decades ago, “we have seen Putin’s ‘inner  Russian soul’ and ‘it is basically good’.
Soul or no soul, Putin has recently erupted into a volcanic emotion of bravado, daring and war-mongering.  As America withdraws his financial viability and creates a cauldron of Kremlin discontent,  Putin retaliates by sending in ‘misplaced Russian Paratroopers who have lost their way’….. just like the pathetic little black sheep in the children’s nursery rhyme.

The problem for Putin from my point of view is quite simple.  Every Russian with a modicum of any education, in which I include the Ex-KGB/Stasi Agent, Putin, has read, if not memorized one of the great tomes of world literature—Count Leo Tolstoy’s War And Peace.  As for me, my mother insisted that I first listen to her read the different chapters in Russian when I was a school-boy,  then as I matured,  I began to study the various brilliant insights about war and peace that Tolstoy instilled in the fashion of an epic novel.
One of the most moving parts of the story is when Pierre, the central character of the book, decides to witness the infamous Battle of Borodino, in which Emperor Napoleon  invades Moscow and engages in the most costly battle of his ill-fated incursion into Russia. The Battle of Borodino was so bloody that Pierre was unable to say who was winning and who was losing.  All kinds of human desecrations were committed by both sides compelling Pierre to conclude that war was literally a ‘mad house’ of little, or no value.
In reality, that war involved over 250,000 combatants and incurred 70,000 casualties. As the Russian Army enters into the Ukraine by default or direct intention, the outcome will be the same. The Russian Federation will lose in more ways than it can imagine---financially, politically, morally, and culturally. Asserting one’s prerogative as a leader does not make for an effective function of a state or even comforts those bereft of benefits of the state.
Russia has too many elderly citizens who live on the border of poverty and too many young entrepreneurs whose primary interests are confined not to nationalism but to maintaining themselves as part of a growing consortium of millenials who seek closer and more enduring relationships with the outside world through the wonders and benign intricacies of the internet. The call of the New Russia is not nationalism nor the rise of a new Imperial Czar, be he a Putin or a Stalin.
Russia and the Ukraine beckons for greater integration in a world economy that knows no borders other than profit and loss, and friendships that cater not to national, ethnic or religious identities but to a community that I once called, some twenty years ago—CyberNations [Net Force Series].

It is to this greater transcendent goal that you, Putin, must strive.  The Ukraine in the old argot of the intelligence world is simply a ‘HONEY TRAP’ in which you will be seduced by your own images of perceived strength and fortitude; when in fact, you will see nothing more than a financial and political liability that can be easily resolved through diplomacy, not with America, but with your surrogate ‘father’ – the Germans.
Let not the Battle of Borodino inspire you to reverse history by your invasion of Ukraine as Napoleon had foolishly invaded your country.  Let the clarion calls of peace, negotiations and friendship bring you to a moment in history when you can one day be called a ‘True Russian Visionary and Revolutionary’. The Ukraine tragedy affords you, Putin, that opportunity. Don’t let it slip through your fingers. 

Use those skills of negotiating a fair gas treaty with Ukraine and a concerned approach to your Russian country men located in the Eastern Part of that country, but always remember that Russian History awaits your future actions as Leo Tolstoy had awaited the disaster that Napoleon created in the Battle of Borodino and then in the burning of Moscow.

History is your mistress, Putin. Don’t disappoint her!! She awaits your carefully planned seductive overtures!!


  1. 'Former Al Qaeda Commander on the ISIS Strategy: IS(IS) and Al Qaeda the Same – CIA Agents'
    Key members of IS were trained by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and U.S. Special Forces command at a secret camp in Jordan in 2012 according to Jordanian officials.
    Sheikh Nabil Naiim, considered to be the historical leader of the Islamic Jihadist movement in Egypt, led the Safwa Al-Qaeda training camp where he met Osama Bin Laden. Naiim then moved to Sudan with Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and was officially recognized as an Al-Qaeda member.
    In the video, Naiim tells that al qaeda is bought by the Qataran Intelligence, that ISIS is Al Qaeda apart from administrative details, that ISIS uses the strategy of the Genghis Khan: destroying all and everybody on his way – to scare others away without resisting. Furthermore that wounded Al Qaeda and ISIS warriors are treated in Hospitals in Israel and Qatar (which Israeli media have been reporting for months).
    In June ISIS said it would attack Saudi Arabia. The conflict will spread to Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf monarchies by 2016, Nabil Na’iim predicted.
    In 2013, after al-Nusra in Syria pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, Na’iim said the group works for the CIA.
    In the video, he says that the purpose is a long lasting war between Sunnis and Shiites to secure Israel after the “divide and rule” principle.
    Sheik Nabil Naiim, former top al Qaeda commander, told the Beirut-based pan-Arab TV station al-Maydeen all current al-Qaeda affiliates, including ISIS, work for the CIA.

    1. Yes I know that former al-Qaeda commander. He's my uncle Murry from Levittown before he started obcessively playing his old Cat Stevens records day and night and then converted to Islam!

      Last time I saw him was at the Food Lion and he was dressed like Said Kuttub.

      Nice to know what finally happened to him...

    2. C_I_A_operator, Which one of your relations are in this article "The Covert Origins of ISIS" LOL!
      The Islamic militant group ISIS, formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and recently rebranded as the so called Islamic State, is the stuff of nightmares. They are ruthless, fanatical, killers, on a mission, and that mission is to wipe out anyone and everyone, from any religion or belief system and to impose Shari'ah law. The mass executions, beheadings and even crucifixions that they are committing as they work towards this goal are flaunted like badges of pride, video taped and uploaded for the whole world to see. This is the new face of evil.
      The fact that the CIA was actively working to help the Libyan rebels topple Gaddafi was no secret, nor were the airstrikes that Obama ordered against the Libyan government.

    3. I have no idea if any CIA support went to any of these jackasses. I do know that in the 1970s that CIA assisted Kadaffi and all his clients such as ETA, IRA, PFLP, Black September, etc., as well as Idi Amin so anything's possible....

  2. In 1914 the Russians declared war on Austria-Hungary for no reason other than the Austrians had to intervene in Serbia because of "terrorism" from Serbian sepratists. In that matter the Russians gave absolutely no attention to whether they would win or lose...what the consequences would be...or anything. They just blindly stuck out in a completely irrational, emotional manner in defense of "fellow slavs" who had no justification for anything they were doing.

    This is the way the Russians are.

    They are irrational and heedless when it comes to certain particular issues which they consider at the core of their national or racial honor.

    I think it's completley predictable that Putin and all other Russians will do anything, and pay any price, to not let Ukraine fall into the enemy camp. They will do anything necessary to maintain influence over it.


    1. From their point of view they have no choice because if they fail to act they will be totally humiliated among themselves, and pride is the only thing which sustains Russians.

      And if they have to use illegitimate or deceptive means then that's just the way it has to be.

      They're not letting Ukraine go the way of Romania or Bulgaria or the Baltic states. We're talking about Ukraine here.

  3. Ah the ironies... The French (mercs) are fighting in Novorosiya, but they are fighting with the militia against Kiev!...

    1. Great perspective, battle inside ballon is always evil and it leaves you in ballon either you win or loose. I can only add how France and their, pure WWI style, for Europe, divisive Molotov-Ribentrop plus+ pact with Germany and Russia, lost economic war of 2003 in 5 days. Sorry Putin, but today, those Freedom fries looks even more tasty, rounded and compact. Just in a way how we in EU wants EU to look like for US. Because, our goal in EU is to be able to work and live in US without having to touch those US immigration papers, and vice versa. So only on what Putin can count is on panic and on our pagan tribal roots to make us self destructive. I would next time rather jump off ship than fell in his evil trap

  4. Ah the hypocrisies... Since the end of WWII the U.S. and its allies have bombed, invaded or otherwise committed acts of war (overtly or covertly) against countless nations half-way across the world in every direction, in violation of if not the letter, then certainly the spirit of international law, the Golden Rule of which is: do not go to war with nations that do not threaten you. There is an exception to that rule: if civil war or other internal strife of a bordering nation disrupts the peace of your own, whether from violence spilling over the borders or from a refugee crisis, then you do have not only a right but an obligation to act. This is the only situation where the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine is valid.

    And so, Putin is acting in response to a crisis on Russia's border that he did not create. And for this he is sanctioned as an international pariah.

  5. Vladimir's song -

    I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom told.

    I have squandered my resistance for a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises.

    All eyes in jest, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....

    When I left my home and my family I was no more than a boy..

    In the company of strangers, in the quiet of the railway station running scared..

    Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters where the ragged people go..

    Looking for the places only they would know.

    Asking only workman's wages I go looking for a job but I get no offers, just a come-on from the whores on Gorky Avenue...

    I do declare there were times when I was so lonesome I took some comfort there...

    Now the years are rolling by me; they are rockin' evenly.

    I am older than I once was, but younger than I'll be; that's not unusual.

    Nor it strange after changes upon changes we are more or less the same.

    After changes we are more or less the same...

    Now I'm laying out my winter clothes and wishing home, going home...where the freezing Moscow winters aren't bleeding me....bleeding me...going home.....

    In a clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade,

    And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or cut him til he cried out in his anger and his shame,

    "I am leaving. I am leaving,"

    But the fighter still remains...the fighter still remains......

    1. Great lyrics CIA. Great song. Good choice.

  6. Putin's song to his lost love when stationed in East Germany in the 1970....the brainy and intense Angela Merkel.

    Spring was never waiting for us dear..
    It ran one step ahead as we followed in the dance...

    Words like bitter pages that are pressed like love's hot fevered irons like a stripped pair of paints.

    McArthur's Park is melting in the dark..

    All the sweet green icing flowing down...

    Someone left the cake out in the rain. And I don't think that I can take it cuz it took too long to bake it and I'll never have that recipe again.

    I recall your yellow cotton dress, foaming like a wave on the ground beneath your knees...

    Birds like tiny babies in your hands and the old men playing checkers near the trees...

    McArthur's Park is melting in the dark, all the sweet green icing going down. Someone left the cake out in the rain and I don't think that I can take it cuz it took too long to bake it and I'll never have that recipe again...

    There will be another song for me for I will sing it..

    There will be another dream for me; someone will bring it...

    I will drink the wine while it is warm and never let you catch me looking at the sun. Oh after all the loves of my life...after all the loves of my life you'll still be the one....

    I will take my life into my hands and I will use it...

    I will win the worship in your eyes and I will lose it...

    I will have the things that I desire and my passion flows like rivers to the sky...

    And after all the loves of my life...

    After all the loves of my life...

    I'll be thinking of you...and wondering why?