Bulbaführer’s Orient Express

Interesting outcome of Western policy towards Eastern Europe and the Middle East is playing out before our eyes.

Almost 20 years, the Americans have invaded Iraq and made that already miserable place even worse. Then American proxies in Lithuania and Poland have attempted a failed Maidan in Belarus.

Now we see Iraqi migrants making their way to Lithuania through Belarus. Having been banned from making flights into the EU following the detention of Roman Protasevych, flights have been set up between Iraqi cities and Minsk.

AP reports:

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — European Union officials on Monday pledged millions of euros to help Lithuania tackle a migrant crisis that it blames on the government of neighboring Belarus and its authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko.

Ylva Johansson, the EU commissioner of Home Affairs, arrived in Lithuania on Sunday, a day on which a record 287 people walked into the EU territory from Belarus — more than three times as many as in all of last year.

“This is a provocation of the Lukashenko regime. We must show that there is no free access to EU territory,” Johansson said.

“Lithuania, the EU, the Schengen states must prevent illegal access to this area. That is why we, the whole EU, support Lithuania to defend our common external border with Belarus,” Johansson told reporters.

So far this year, 3,832 migrants have been detained in Lithuania. That compares with 81 in 2020. More than two-thirds are Iraqi citizens. Iraqi airlines have increased flights from Baghdad to Minsk from two to four a week and are also starting flights from Basra, Irbil and Sulaymaniyah.

Media and Shitheads all Salty About Russians Winning in Olympics

Guys, remember one thing, no Russian success will ever be forgiven by rabid Russophobes...

I personally do not watch the Olympics, and do not cheer any of the teams. I am working over the summer season and find it difficult to even update my blog, let alone enjoy the Olympics. But even I was not saved the display of Russophobia towards successful Russian athletes.

RT reports:

Even though their country has been punished, some Russian competitors in Tokyo are being tarred with the brush of a doping scandal that has nothing to do with them. It seems some people can’t handle their mere presence in Tokyo.

Russian world number two Daniil Medvedev reacted angrily on Wednesday when asked by a reporter in the Japanese capital: “Are Russian athletes carrying a stigma of cheaters in these games and how do you feel about it?”

“You should be embarrassed of yourself,” Medvedev fired back.

I think you should [remove] him from the Olympics, I don’t wanna see him again.”

I personally believe that the so called doping scandal was a contrived conspiracy in a long line of anti-Russian provocations, many of which have a very weak grounding in actual facts. Think the Browder-Magnitsky affair, or the more recent Petrov and Boshirov adventures in rural Czech Republic. Maybe there was an instance of doping in Russia but the media in the West turned it into a state sponsored doping campaign. Because literally everything in the Russophobic narrative is directed against the Russian state, and the Russian president Vladimir Putin, the latter is the main target of this hysteria.

How many time did you hear a Russophobe say that he is against Putin, not the Russian people. Quite frankly, this statement is an oxymoron because arguably, the life of Russian people has only but improved under Putin. Most of them want Russia to be neutralized by internal problems. And internal problems will eventually mean the decline of Russian sport.

More from RT:

US swimmer Ryan Murphy suggested the Olympic 200m backstroke final “probably wasn’t clean” after Evgeny Rylov beat him to pick up his second gold medal of the Tokyo Games for the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team.

Having already scooped 100m backstroke gold earlier in the week, Rylov stormed to the 200m title at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Friday in an Olympic record time of 1 minute 53.27 seconds.

American swimmer Murphy – the defending champion from the Rio Games five years ago – was forced to settle for silver with a time of 1 minute 54.15 seconds.

Britain’s Luke Greenbank won bronze, finishing just over half a second further back.

It is evident that these swimmers are victims of their own domestic Russophobic campaign, and cannot accept their loss. As far as I am concerned, Russia needs to learn to live with these provocations because eventually, they will come of them as winners…

Molotov-Ribbentrop for Peace in Europe

Guys, I did not even realize it but the former Polish defense minister, Radek Sikorski likened the Nord Stream pipeline to the Molotov-Ribbentrop pack. Any Bismarckian move, which establishes cooperation between Russia and Germany is Molotov Ribbentrop.

Sikorski’s quote resurfaced recently with the capitulation of Washington in the business of stopping Nord Stream, many salty articles on this matter in British and American press. They have probably realized in Washington that the project is in large part a German endeavor to become the dominant energy supplier in Central Europe. Even the Poles will be buying Russian gas from Germany.

The question is why do the former Eastern bloc countries allow themselves to become tools of the Anglo-saxons that try to drive a wedge between Russia and Germany? In the end, our transatlantic allies will ditch us in favour of the big players like Germany and Russia.

The small players of Central-Eastern Europe will have to eventually orient themselves towards Berlin or Moscow to stay afloat. I actually envision some of the more Russophobic places like the Baltic states or Ukraine toning down their Russophobia and going to Moscow to discuss business.

It may take years or decades but the abandonment of this region by its current Western partners must inevitably lead to a state in which Eastern Europe is once again divided by Germany and Russia. If only economically.

Umland Says Nazis in Ukraine are Russian Disinformation

In a Russian language article by Andreas Umland I received in mail today, the latter tries to make the argument that the National Interest columnist, Ted Galen Carpenter is somehow wrong and under the influence of Russian propaganda when he says that Ukraine is a purveyor of radical nationalism. He brings forth the lame argument about electoral success of nationalist parties in Ukraine.

I have already debunked this argument on this blog. The issue boils down to Ukraine’s geography. Ukraine is the largest country in Europe, with a population around 30 million and many diverse regions. Only large oligarch funded projects score in such an environment. But there are outright radical nationalists in big oligarchical project too, and they are also embedded among the siloviks. They may not even be popular among the general population but they influence the cultural policy and have military units and guns. Radical nationalism, neonazism feels at home in Ukraine. And if the West does not keep an eye on Ukraine, sooner or later neonazis will bite back from Ukraine. Many researchers in the far right note the connection between neonazis in the West and their counterparts in Ukraine. Ukraine provides a safe haven for propaganda, merchandise sale and military training for whoever is willing to swear loyalty to Ukraine.

Read my Fashiks category for news on Nazis in Ukraine.