A different kind of leak
Russia has been working for years to build the Crimea. It has rebuilt cities and developed farming. The people there have wanted Russia affiliation, not Ukraine. Russia has been doing much in the war torn territories to rebuild and make life tolerable for Russian speaking Ukrainians, now fully Russian. They also have military/navel bases in the Crimea. It makes absolutely no sense that Russia would do this. They have also been rebuilding Mariupol and Donetsk, which Ukraine tried this past week to invade again with tanks and 300 troops that Russia destroyed. I hope Russia tears Ukraine apart, shred it to pieces and bring this war to an end... end the Nazi and the Khazarian Mafia, end the human trafficking, end the laundering of US dollars, end the bioweapons labs. The sooner the better.
Having admitted that it could only have been the Ukraine that had blown up the dam (even if it may have been done with the help of some twisted Western service - British, of course), I had come to the same conclusion as you: the Ukrainians and their allies are completely losing it, especially as they've also just blown up an ammonia pipeline. With their counter-offensive finally getting off the ground, they're taking one "desperate" action after another. Will they go so far as to blow up the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant? Or is there someone in Washington not intoxicated enough by the lies of his own camp to blow the whistle on the bullshit?
Frankly, I think the world situation is becoming extremely critical. It's a good thing President Putin is calm and not senile like Biden or temperamental like the American president's entourage. But it's to be feared that his patience has limits, and will eventually reach them.
I would say that the destruction of the dam did exactly what Ukraine wanted, which was to keep western attention firmly focused on allegations of Russian bad acts.
The Western/Ukrainian modus operandi seems to be: if you can't fight the military, hit the civilian population instead. It's an easier target.
But it does reveal one thing: Ukraine has given up on reconquering the Russian territories. They don't care how much damage they inflict on the population or the country. Russia will have to take care or the damage. They keep on going through the motions of launching one offensive after the other in order to keep the MIC money pump going.
A curious reader might find interesting the following piece of trivia. Zaporizhia (as in Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, ZNPP) would literally translate to English as "after the rapids" or "beyond the rapids", referring to exactly those rapids the author discusses in the beginning of the article.
It's sad and telling that we have to get this level of analysis from you and not anywhere in the mainstream media.
Thank you again for the work you put in to keep us informed 🙏
I find this persuasive. I'm in a narrow sliver of the venn diagram, in that I agree with you that Ukraine did it, but I'm pro-Ukraine. That said, the Western Propaganda in this and other matters has been far more effective at making me sympathetic to Russia than Russia's propaganda. It's exactly analogous to how the brazen vaccine propaganda made me question the vaccines after I had been eager to get the first series. Noble lies don't work. People are bad at determining what's true, but good at detecting lies. Once you convince people you are willing to lie to achieve your aims you lose your ability to convince them of anything else.
. 2.5 questions:
1. Why did Ukraine build up water levels upstream in advance of the event?
1.5 And release those water after, exacerbating the flooding?
2.5 Did God choose to collapse the dam on a historic date to show he backs the Ukes?
Ukr did it. Probably floated mines down the river, accounting for the series of explosions without visuals or whistles.
Although I have read they have surveillance video of the gates at time of initial breach which they are refusing to share with the UN.
Ukraine just forced Russia to go all the way to Odessa.
As long as Ukraine controls the West bank of the river, it'll impossible for Russia to repair the dam (unless there is a peace agreement). That means agriculture in Kherson, Zaporizhzha and Crimea will be severely impacted for years to come.
To get control of the West bank, Russia will have to conquer a sizable land mass it can defend with ports and airports for logistics. Just conquering the Oblast of Kherson wouldn't be enough. They would have to go all the way to Odessa and make a land bridge to Transnistria.
I think Russia was probably planning to move to Kharkov next in order to stop the shelling on Belgorod, but maybe Odessa is now on the menu too.
I remember Zeihan going on Rogan. I managed to tune in for about 25 min before I gave up, I found his endless river of bullshit to be just too much. Unsurprised that he thinks the Russians blew the dam. Pretty soon the Russians will be firing captured GMLRS and Javelins on themselves too
To me the Ukraine has had it's back against the wall for sometime now and though this might alleviate the pressure some, it does not stop the slow grind. Countries will continue to de-dollar and join groups to self protect.
Russia's resolve will not dissolve overnight. Seen out of the glare of western propaganda the real villains reveal themselves.
This act answers the question; who is the largest supporter of terrorism in the world?
Best analysis so far. Thanks, Big guy.
1 more twist of the rope around Zelenski's neck.
If Russia wanted maximum damage, they would have start with the dam above Kiev, and knocked out all the dams below, like dominos.
EXCELLENT work here Sir!! Further to is this which I have been posting on twitter all morning.
Ukraine's long term plan to blow the dam laid out.
" The reason why few foresaw this is because Kovalchuk admitted to WaPo last December that his side
had previously planned to blow up part of the Kakhovka Dam as part of its Kherson Counteroffensive."
Had not finished reading yet, but already can tell - perfectly written text!
(And as a side note, it would be great to see the river prior the dams were built - "dangerous rapids" in river of that size had to be a sight! A radical ecologist might see the destruction as a wild state restoration, but well, most of us are not so radical)