Aletho News


Running on empty

By Carl Friedrich | Free West Media | June 18, 2022

You have to repeat this over and over again for the simpletons in our politics – almost everyone – and for the dumb morons and notorious liars in the media: Russia has been fighting in the Russia-friendly part of Ukraine, i.e. in the Donbass, quite considerately for weeks now, because it doesn’t want to kill its own friends and destroy their land and property, which is about to be taken over.

The anti-Russian Zelensky junta in Kiev, on the other hand, for whom the Donbass is enemy territory, shoots and bombs everything without hesitation, destroying to their heart’s content, ruthlessly killing civilians there as hostages and their own compatriots, who are also “Ukrainians” in the Donbass, and then blames everything on Russia. And the western press repeats this fake news…

Thus, on June 13, the Tagesschau reported on the shelling of Donetsk, and stupidly and insidiously blamed the Russians for this fact and did not correct it. But why would the Russians shoot at themselves? Of course, the fact that Zelensky shot at a maternity clinic in Donetsk was not on state television.

Mariupol is also repeating itself. There, more than 2 000 Nazi Azov mercenaries were stuck in the bunkers of the Azov steel before they were arrested and taken away by the Russians as prisoners of war and war criminals. Some have received death sentences. And now similar numbers of extremists are sitting in the bunkers of the Azot chemical plant in the besieged eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk with hundreds of civilians they have taken hostage, hoping that they can escape under the protection of the hostages, because they are threatened with the same scenario from Russia. It is as clear as day that the Russians will let the civilian hostages go at any time.

Even with the reduction of gas delivery volumes through the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline to Germany by 40 percent, only half are reported. There are delays in repair work by Siemens, Gazprom announced. A gas compressor unit was not returned in time from repairs but that is rarely reported in the German media. Instead, the accusation is that Russia is using this as an excuse to blackmail Germany. But Siemens Energy confirmed on Tuesday that it would not be able to deliver gas turbines to Gazprom. Why?

For technical reasons, this could only be done in Montreal, Siemens Energy said on Tuesday. But then the Canadian sanctions came into play.

“Against this background, we had informed the Canadian and German governments and are working on a viable solution,” a company spokeswoman told Reuters news agency. And Spiegel Online reported on Tuesday that the German government was trying to get an exemption from the sanctions from the Canadian government. It’s so obvious, but some media outlets persist with the fake news.

Following the curtailment of gas supplies by the Russian Gazprom Group, Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck has once again called on people to save energy.

In a video distributed on Twitter on Wednesday evening, the Green politician thanked the population and the companies for their efforts so far. At the same time, Habeck appealed with regard to saving energy: “Now is the time to do it. Every kilowatt hour helps in this situation.”

He said the situation was serious, but it did not endanger the security of supply in Germany. Habeck warned, “We have to be vigilant. We must continue to work in a concentrated manner. Above all, we must not allow ourselves to be divided. Because that is what Putin is up to.”

But who manoeuvred Germany into this ridiculous situation in the first place? Certainly not Putin! The sanctions seem to be backfiring quite spectacularly, while Germany pretends to be surprised that Russia is reacting.

Chancellor Scholz’s visit, who is currently in Kiev chumming up with the chief cokehead together with President Macron, saw Zelenski taking advantage of the arrival of his “democracy” supporters to dissolve one of the main opposition parties on the same day.

At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, President Putin was lucid about how the simpletons in the EU and US got themselves into this mess: “The sanctions regime was built on the fraudulent assumption that Russia is not economically sovereign. It appears that, planning their economic Blitzkrieg, they believed in their own propaganda about Russia’s backwardness.”

June 18, 2022 - Posted by | Economics, Mainstream Media, Warmongering | ,


  1. An excellent commentary/overview, appreciatively read!


    Comment by roberthstiver | June 18, 2022 | Reply

  2. This account reminds me of ‘Asterix and Obelix’ who frequently observed “these Romans are crazy!” Over the last two and a half years this phrase could be applied to most of the governments of the (western) world, who introduced convoluted and contradictory regulations and restrictions, which a vast majority of the public accepted unquestioningly, not even seeing the stupidity of them all.
    Now, many of those same governments are engaged in communal foot shooting through their emotional, ill-considered, sanctions against Russia. And as with covid, they refuse to admit their mistakes, and find whatever excuses they can to justify and continue their stupidity. Crazy? You betcha!.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Bill Francis | June 19, 2022 | Reply

    • Yup. Diggin’ that hole deeper into full-on insanity…have we gotten there yet? I think arguably so, and what awaits us next? all 400,000,000 domestic guns turned on one another (a gummit plot in itself?) in a frenzy of “the inmates are in charge of the asylum”?

      I’m sure I can’t articulate this adequately…but my mind (sic) tells me that, at least with covid, I was and am able to control my personal actions and involvement, keeping my immune system at optimum level via exercise and common sense, and “staying above and away from the fray–i.e., the fray goosed by Big Pharma and Big Brother.” But with our militarism and foreign-affairs follies and misadventures and crimes against humanity, I have no “control” whatsoever. My pols (and 95 percent of all pols) are craven, go-along congresstitutes; Russophobia is the rule of the day for both sides of the dirty duopoly; the Zionists continue to have the hapless Palestinians by the balls and, along with them, the “entangled alliance” ‘mericans along the path of their psychotic ZioUS schemes for full-spectrum global dominance; the astonishing omniscience of the MIC that salivates and profits over Ukraine, the Middle East, the Far East, and other points of inflection near and far that lead to our being frog-marched into nuclear confrontation with both Russia and China; Christianity’s (sic) out-to-lunch incompetence and irrelevance [“The Prince of Peace”? hah!]…on and on, with inexorable momentum and…insanity. Maybe the Global South will congeal into some sort of pushback, but I’m not a betting guy…. Insha’allah.

      I don’t think I can write this often enough or with enough passion: We’re all Palestinians now.


      Comment by roberthstiver | June 19, 2022 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.