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Bait and switch: Russia handed Moscow to Napoleon 210 years ago, but still went on to win the war

'Napoleon in burning Moscow' by Adam Albrecht  painting

'Napoleon in burning Moscow' by Adam Albrecht
The Western cliche is that "General Winter" defeated the French leader, but the truth is far more complex

Two hundred and ten years ago, on September 15, 1812, the French Army led by Emperor Napoleon entered the Kremlin in Moscow. In the eyes of the world, it was all over - the largest city in Russia was lying prostrate at the feet of the world's greatest military supremo.

In three months, however, what remained of Napoleon's army was fleeing - the corps and regiments mere shadows of their former selves. The huge forces that invaded Russia in the summer were all but destroyed by the end of the year; the exact losses are debated to this day, but the number of soldiers dead or captured is estimated to have been between 400,000 and 500,000.

Comment: There's no reason to think anything is different in Ukraine today.


Why Sergey Glazyev's memorial to the legacy of Lyndon LaRouche matters

© Council of the Federation
Sergei Glazyev
Glazyev's thinking is rooted in an old and powerful intellectual current that derives from a strong tradition in Russia based upon state credit, national sovereignty, large scale infrastructure, scientific progress and win-win cooperation.

On September 11th, 2022, the brilliant Russian economist, grand strategist and leading architect of the emerging new multipolar financial architecture Sergey Glazyev delivered a remarkable memorial address on the life and work of his friend and ally Lyndon LaRouche (1922-2019) who's 100th birthday was celebrated on September 8th).

Within the powerful 13-minute address, Glazyev outlines the root causes of the current unfolding systemic financial collapse ripping across the western world which his late friend had forecasted well over 30 years ago. He goes further to present a striking program for a global recovery and reform of globalization which has taken the form of the Eurasian Economic Union's integration with the "Eurasian Land bridge" and broader New Silk Road program which was first unveiled by China in 2013 and which had been advanced by Mr. LaRouche as early as 1994.

The full address should be listened to here:

Bad Guys

Ukraine: The CIA's 75-year-old Proxy


Friedrichstrasse, bisected by the Berlin Wall, in 1961. Operation Red Sox dropped 85 CIA agents into Soviet-controlled territory to gather intelligence about Moscow’s plans. [Source: politico.com]

Joe Biden "is fueling the fire in the Ukraine."

— Roger Waters of Pink Floyd

It takes a musical artist to cut through the morass of propaganda to educate American mainstream media (MSM) about the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the role of the United States in instigating that conflict for its own nefarious ends.

The MSM have constructed an undiluted narrative about "Putin's War" that disguises America's imperialist expansion into eastern Europe. It is utterly Orwellian in its effort to project onto Russia what the U.S. and its main imperial ally, the UK (which a British journalist deemed "America's tugboat"), have been doing non-stop since 1945 — and indeed for centuries.


From Brezhnev to Khrushchev: Ukraine had a huge influence on the Soviet Union, something Kiev now prefers to downplay

Soviet-era Workers' Day

'Glory to the 1st of May' written in Ukrainian on a Soviet-era Workers' Day postcard
In the very first years of the Soviet Union's existence, Ukrainian Bolsheviks played an important role in building what became the world's largest ever state.

And it was people from Ukraine itself who engaged in the 'Ukrainization' that aimed to replace the Russian language and culture there during the Stalin years. Although this process was officially curtailed in the late 1930s, it continued by inertia for many more years.

As a result, Soviet policy allowed the Ukrainian SSR to become a fairly independent entity with its own national elite and intelligentsia, which opened the path to independence. Moreover, many Party officials from Ukraine held key positions in the USSR right up until its collapse.

Here, RT seeks to explore what influence Ukrainians had on the Soviet Union's development and how Kiev managed to carve out for itself a high degree of independence.


Jewel of the Caucasus: Why Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to fight over Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenian and Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh
FILE PHOTO: Armenian soldiers stand as troops hold positions on the front line on October 25, 2020, during the ongoing fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
A ceasefire was declared in the disputed territory 21 months ago, but is there any chance of a genuine peace?
Wars, ethnic cleansing, mutual accusations of war crimes, and historical injustice have always accompanied the Karabakh conflict which has smoldered in the heart of the Caucasus for more than 100 years. De jure, the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh belongs to Azerbaijan, whose territorial integrity is acknowledged by all member states of the UN. After the Second Karabakh War of 2020, Baku has been able to control most of this territory de facto as well.

Yet, there is no lasting peace in the South Caucasus in sight, with alarming news amid global instability. On September 12th Baku and Yerevan confirmed reports of "clashes," shattering the fragile Nagorno Karabakh truce. Explosions attributed to artillery and drones were reported by residents of Vardenis, Jermuk, Goris, and Tatev - cities within Armenia proper - shortly after midnight on Tuesday.


Remains of up to 100 young children discovered by archaeologists excavating long-lost medieval friary in Wales

medieval friary

Dyfed Archaeological Trust described the find as 'extraordinarily, one-third of these remains are infants under the age of four' and did not want to put a figure on it but said it would not be surprised if 300 ancient corpses were found
The remains of up to a hundred young children have been discovered by archaeologists excavating a long-lost holy site in a Welsh town.

Experts discovered several hundred skeletons and believe at least a third of the buried bodies belong to those of children under the age of four.

The medieval friary dating back more than 600 years was unearthed by builders digging foundations for a new bar in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

Historians believe it is the ancient burial ground of the mysterious friary of St Saviours.

Comment: See also: Medieval monks were riddled with intestinal parasites but still lived longer than general population - study

Snakes in Suits

Lord Louis Mountbatten: The Royal alleged pedophile who was above the law

Lord Louis Mountbatten
Royal families around the globe are certainly no strangers to sex scandals, yet recent events involving the U.K.'s Prince Andrew and his links to the now-dead sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein many believe to be bigger than them all. However, even his alleged crimes might pale in comparison to one other figure who sat at the heart of Britain's first family for decades — Lord Louis Mountbatten.

Mountbatten is a towering figure in the recent history of the Royal Family and the British Isles. The uncle to the late Prince Phillip and second cousin to Queen Elizabeth, Mountbatten, served as Supreme Allied Commander in East Asia, Chief of the Defence Staff and First Sea Lord. Still lauded by the U.K. press as a national hero, in part given his assassination by the IRA in 1979, he was also a well-documented and accused pedophile.

In 2019, an FBI dossier on Mountbatten revealed that the United States had deep reservations and distaste for the royal. The file states both he and his wife Edwina were "persons of extremely low morals" and that Mountbatten was a pedophile with "a perversion for young boys." The fallout was quick, and The London Times attempted to pass off Mountbatten's pedophilia as merely "Lust for Young Men."


The mask of your enslavement: The image, history, and meaning of Escrava Anastácia

Escrava Anastácia

Escrava Anastácia

Roberto Strongman published this brilliant article on on November 4, 2021. He is a modern social sciences academic, so he writes using their modern style. He gave me permission to republish his valuable contribution with simpler prose. If you want to read it in its original form, see
HERE. Any mistakes or misinterpretations are mine alone.
mini-series “Escrava Anastásia”

Here she is at the pillory in the 1990 Brazilian mini-series “Escrava Anastásia”
Anti-lockdown protester Melbourne

Anti-lockdown protester in Melbourne, Australia in 2020.

Comment: Well said. Masks have been shown time and again to have no practical protective value. At this point, they're only a symbol for blind obedience and fealty to the tyrannical state, a visual sign that one has chosen fear and obedience over life.

See also:

Arrow Up

The Dark History of the Royals

Liz & Charles
© Corbett Report
Queen Elizardbeast is dead, long live King Charles?!

Yes, for those lucky souls who are so blissfully detached from the 24/7 newsfeeds that you haven't heard yet, I bring you the news that the longest-reigning monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II, is dead.

It's tempting to interpret the double rainbow that appeared over Buckingham Palace when Her Royal Lowness kicked the royal bucket as a sign that her death is indeed a present from God, but — as I am always at pains to observe upon such occasions — the death of an unrepentant sinner is no victory and there is no solace in the removal of but one of the Hydra's many heads. If anything, the reign of King Charles will doubtless be even more ignoble than that of his mother.

Whatever the future may hold for the loyal subjects of His Royal Highness, the Great Reset-shilling, pedophile-befriending, carbon eugenics-pushing King Charles III, given the disheartening (if predictable) reaction of the normies to this latest royal passing, nothing could be timelier than an in-depth exploration of the lowlights of the British royal family. So, even though I am going to drop an 18,000 word, two-hour documentary conclusion in the next 24 hours(!!!), I have taken time out of my schedule to bring you this.

"Enjoy" is the wrong word, but you get the idea.


Rare Byzantine coin may show a 'forbidden' supernova explosion from A.D. 1054

Ancient Coin
© cngcoins.com/Filipovic et al
Could one of the two stars near the Emperor's head show a 'forbidden' supernova that lit up the sky over Byzantium for more than a year?
In A.D. 1054, a nearby star ran out of fuel and blew up in a dazzling supernova explosion. Though located 6,500 light-years away, the blast was clearly visible in the skies over Earth for 23 days and several hundred nights after.

The explosion, now known as SN 1054, was so bright that Chinese astronomers dubbed it a "guest star," while skywatchers in Japan, Iraq and possibly the Americas recorded the explosion's sudden appearance in writing and in stone. But in Europe — which was largely ruled at the time by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX and the Christian church — the big, bedazzling explosion in the sky was never mentioned, not even once.

Why not? Did the church simply ignore this spontaneous star, or was a more nefarious plot to cover up the reality of the cosmos at play? According to new research, a clue to the answer may hide in an unexpected place: a limited-edition gold coin.

In a study published in the August 2022 issue of the European Journal of Science and Theology, a team of researchers analyzed a series of four Byzantine gold coins minted during the reign of Constantine IX, from A.D. 1042 to 1055. While three of the coins showed only one star, the authors suggest that the fourth coin — which shows two bright stars framing an image of the emperor's head — may be a subtle, and possibly heretical depiction of the supernova of 1054.