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[l] at 2/1/23 11:26pm
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Paper tiger German tanks, delivered on the insistence of lame-duck Ukrainian politicians, will become sitting ducks on the battlefield, while the economic front of the war against Russia is looking more and more like the story of over-confidence and guile as told by Uncle Remus to generations of American children. That’s []

[Category: EU-Russia, Interviews, Oil & Gas, Oligarchs, Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 1/31/23 11:15pm
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with There is nothing like facing the gun muzzles of the Germans, British and Americans to teach Russians what to do to correct their past mistakes. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) would be the last US bank in the world to admit as much. Nor would the IMF concede that everything it []

[Category: EU-Russia, Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 1/28/23 1:14am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with The Russian Foreign Ministry has dismissed proposals issued this week in Washington by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Under Secretary, Victoria Nuland. Zakharova has confirmed that Russia’s military plan for the Ukraine will not be interrupted or delayed.  “It is not necessary to talk about what will happen []

[Category: Media, Ukraine]

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[l] at 1/27/23 12:14am
By John Helmer, Moscow@bears_with Not since James Forrestal jumped off the sixteenth floor of a US Navy hospital in 1949,  has a US cabinet secretary displayed more psychopathological symptoms than Antony Blinken, the current Secretary of State.   Can Blinken’s announcement this week of terms for ending the Ukraine war be believed in a US military []

[Category: Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 1/25/23 9:47pm
By John Helmer, Moscow@bears_with David Ignatius (lead image, left) has been a career-long mouthpiece for the US State Department. He has just been called in by the current Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) to convey an urgent new message to President Vladimir Putin, the Security Council, and the General Staff in Moscow. For the []

[Category: Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 1/25/23 9:47pm
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with David Ignatius (lead image, left) has been a career-long mouthpiece for the US State Department. He has just been called in by the current Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) to convey an urgent new message to President Vladimir Putin, the Security Council, and the General Staff in Moscow. For the []

[Category: Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 1/24/23 11:48pm
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Ask yourself in what country of the so-called international rules-based order,  would the rules allow the head of state and the head of government to act together in secret to violate the state’s constitution, creating a secret junta unaccountable to parliament, the press, or the courts? And then after one []

[Category: Interviews, Media]

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[l] at 1/24/23 11:09pm
By John Helmer, Moscow@bears_with Even Leonardo da Vinci didn’t think it was possible. A perpetual motion machine, that is, whose construction had been attempted by Indian fakirs for five hundred years before a handful of medieval European conmen got the idea. Then Leonardo tried knocking it on its head: “O ye seekers after perpetual motion,” []

[Category: DwB, Interviews, Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 1/22/23 11:11pm
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with A fresh German general has issued a public warning that the war on the Ukrainian battlefield by the US and NATO armies is lost, and that Germany will be lost next if the advance of the Russian forces toward Kiev and Lvov isn’t halted quickly by an armistice, partition and demilitarization []

[Category: EU-Russia, Ukraine]

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[l] at 1/18/23 11:41pm
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with As democracy goes in states at war, in Russia there is more of it faction fighting, public criticism, media debate about battlefield operations, wins and losses, than there is on the NATO side, in the US, Canada, Germany, France or England. By contrast, on the conduct of domestic economic []

[Category: Oligarchs, Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 1/18/23 12:57am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with There once was a genuine little prince whose story was a fable about the destruction of France and of civilization in Europe. Coming in April of this year, it will be eighty years since Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote Le Petit Princein safe haven on Long Island, New York. The book []

[Category: Books, Interviews]

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[l] at 1/16/23 11:13pm
By John Helmer, Moscow@bears_with The media audience has been moving fast in the opposite direction from the reporters and media proprietors. The majority of US audiences, for example, believes all sides of a story deserve to be reported in a balanced fashion. The journalists strongly disagree, however.  The younger these reporters are, the more they []

[Category: DwB, Interviews, Media]

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[l] at 1/15/23 11:34pm
By John Helmer, Moscow@bears_with The German generals are trying it again. That’s the Wolf’s Lair plot of July 20, 1944. To save themselves, they are begging their counterparts in Washington, DC, to find a way to lose the war in the Ukraine as quickly as possible without losing the US empire in Germany. This means []

[Category: EU-Russia, Ukraine]

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[l] at 1/13/23 1:18am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Australians aren’t the only democrats and allies of the US in the war of the worlds – that’s the one against Russia and China. Australian voters aren’t the only ones revealing they want to vote against the political choices they are offered at election time. But Australian voters are the only []

[Category: Interviews]

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[l] at 1/11/23 11:11am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with A leading Ukrainian government official has admitted that a demilitarized zone (lead image, left) to divide the battlefield, protect the Russian east of the country from the US and NATO long-range assault, and partition Ukraine is in negotiation. “We are currently being offered the Korean scenario,” Alexei Danilov (lead image, right) []

[Category: Poland, Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 1/11/23 11:11am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with A leading Ukrainian government official has admitted that a demilitarized zone (lead image, left) to divide the battlefield, protect the Russian east of the country from the US and NATO long-range assault, and partition Ukraine is in negotiation. “We are currently being offered the Korean scenario,” Alexei Danilov (lead image, right) []

[Category: Poland, Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 12/30/22 11:33pm
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Angela Merkel, the chancellor who destroyed the Christian Democratic party in German politics always hated Russia and President Vladimir Putin most of all. She concealed this for as long as she calculated she needed to preserve the votes of East Germany, German businesses and unions for her re-election. But lie after []

[Category: EU-Russia, Ukraine, US-Russia]

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[l] at 12/26/22 1:02am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with If you pay government taxes, you have done your bit and contributed to the one hundred billion dollars which the US and its allies have spent on the Ukrainian battlefield since the year began. And if you are German, you are going to be paying one hundred billion Euros in next []

[Category: Covid-19, Interviews]

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[l] at 12/23/22 5:09am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Set your clocks forward from 1337 and from 1618. We are in Europe’s second Hundred Years War, and at the end of the first year of Europe’s second Thirty Years War. What we have to look forward to next year is an armistice on the Ukrainian battlefield, but not an end []

[Category: DwB]

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[l] at 12/22/22 11:21pm
By John Helmer, Moscow@bears_with The Montreal Express is the one Canadian export to the United States which Americans are afraid of. It’s the sub-zero cold wind which can stop cars, twist railroad tracks, cut power lines, cut off fingers and toes with frostbite and kill with hypothermia. On the calendar it starts to blow about []

[Category: Interviews, Media]

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[l] at 12/21/22 9:45am
By John Helmer, Moscow  @bears_with Fascism is coming to a screen near you. It may already be there on your smartphone, the wall of your smarthouse, or the computer in your lap or on your desk. Depending on where you are located, it’s Ausfash, Canfash, Greenfash (Germany), Ukronazism (Canada, Poland, Ukraine). A generation ago, this is []

[Category: Books, Interviews]

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