Bandera Gone With the Wind

I still remember what a certain Svidomite troll on my old blog, Austere Insomniac, said of the church of Dmitry Sydor. Dmitry Sydor was an Orthodox priest, and a Carpatho-Rusyn activist, and his church was struck by lightning which toppled the cross upon the dome of the church. He interpreted it as a sign of God’s displeasure…

Dmitry Sydor was then persecuted for separatism, that was still under the presumably pro-Russian Yanukovych, and allegations were made against him that he received money from the Russian World Fund. Meanwhile though, Western funds, Soros and others were operating freely and several years later, the people on Western payroll ousted Yanukovych. This is to remind anyone who thinks that Russia should have engaged in buying influence in Ukraine the way West did. Russia did not have an even playing field in Ukraine. Besides, going against the collective West in the game of buying influence was a losing proposition from the beginning.

But weather signs have been rich this winter, strong winds have destroyed a supersized portrait of Stepan Bandera in Ternopol, Halychyna, Ukraine.

The gods hate Bandera too, not just Poles, Russians, and Belarusians, and just about anyone in Ukraine and around it. Even more ominous image has been generated on the other side of the country, in Kharkov.

The wind has split in two the national flag of Ukraine. Funny that the Ukrainian flag is associated with the homeland of Bandera and contains in it the colours from the coat of arms of Lvov, that is a golden lion on an azure field. A variant of this flag was given to the people of Halychyna by Empress Sophie as a thank you for help in suppressing the Hungarian revolt. Emperor Franz Joseph called them Tyrolleans of the East.

The Tyrolleans were the epitome of loyalty in Austria because they stood loyal to the Habsburgs when Napoleon invaded. The Ukrainian flag was introduced to Russian Ukraine by Sichovi Striltsy, a group formed of Ukrainian nationalists that was originally part of the Austrian army.

Western Countries are Threatening Sanctions Against Kazakhstan Over Loss of Influence

Finally it is here. While this may have been a palace coup but the British have evidently lost influence with the sidelining of Nazarbayev’s people. Nazarbayev was climbing the anal heights of the British and even implemented British law. I think that it would be only good if the Kazakh elites are no longer linked to London. Hello freedom!


PS: Tom Tugendhat fascinates me because his family is from my neck of the woods. Below is Vila Tugendhat in Brno. His family fled in 1938 to Britain because of their Jewish origins.

My Brother’s Genetix

I assume my test would come out similar, so I haven’t got a reason to make my own. I am poor, I need money for books to read for my own literary project. So here it is, and it conforms family history.

Mittleuropa, Greater Russia and literally everything in between. Slovaks, Poles, and Ukrainians…

My ancestor, Dominik Kramer, a carpenter, came to Liptál, or Lipthal, also Liebenthal, Moravia sometime in 1790s, or the early nineteenth century, with his noble from South Western Germany, probably fleeing revolutionary France. His son Anton married Mariana Himmer, a daughter of a ranger. Onwards, these German immigrants married only local Czechs, and Slovaks, because I do not see any German surnames in that line. They Teutonicised these Slavs, and my grandmother was a German speaker.

So I guess that explains the Germanic 5% influence.

Will NATO Exist Beyond 2020s?

I sense it in the air, the North Atlantic alliance may soon unravel…

What leads me to believe this?

1) Former US president, Donald Trump was very critical about European countries not spending 2% of their GDP on defense as is their obligation under NATO treaty. Trump was reviled for almost everything under the sun, including his criticism of NATO allies but he was not lying. The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs even admits this in their foreign policy strategy. I would bet there are forces within the US establishment that are very unhappy about this.

2) The new US president, Joe Biden, who was supposed to repair transatlantic relations, recently announced the creation of AUKUS, an alliance of the three Anglo-Saxon countries, US, UK, and Australia. This apparently deprived the French of a contract to build submarines for Australia.

3) Macron has once said that NATO is brainless, and there is a talk on the European continent of the formation of an EU army.

4) Turkey has broken a tradition of buying American weapons and purchased Russian anti-aircraft S400 missiles. The US threatened to withdraw delivery of F-35 and Turkey said it may buy Russian made warplanes.

Could all these controversies compound eventually to cause a break in alliance?

The EU now Accepts Covid Vaccination Certificats From San Marino

The Italian peninsula micro state, San Marino applied to have the Covid vaccination certificate it issues in the EU. However, the San Marino government bought Sputnik V, the Russian vaccine which is not registered in the EU.

The EU purposefully refuses to register Sputnik V because of lobbying from Western big pharmaceutical companies that want the European market for themselves. San Marino is not in the EU and can do whatever it wishes, and I bet they can even make the EU acknowledge its certificate because many important people have money stashed there.

Meanwhile those that are enslaved by EU will pay more money for Pfizer and Moderna, and will be deprived of the Sputnik V option. Any exclusion of Russian and Chinese business from the European market will only lead to the Western companies making the best of their exclusivity.

On the example of San Marino we see the benefits of being out the EU. Sovereign thinking and acting in your national interests. As for Russia, Russians need to learn that they cannot expect fairness from the West…

Based on this video.

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.