No, we’re not dead, we’re just worn down to a nub.
Thankfully, loyal readers of this neglected site (that’s all on His Imperial Majesty) have done their best to keep it going. Thank you, from the bottom of our cold, dark, black heart. Seriously.
But seriously, it’s time to negotiate our way out of this retarded war that benefits nobody and hurts
, potentially, everybody.
There are two options at this point: Business as usual and Ukraine loses, and G-d knows they’ve suffered enough already. There is no conceivable way that they can win this war on their own against Russia, no matter how heroic, brave and just downright admirable that they are. Open a book. Who ever won a war of attrition against Russia? When, exactly, in all of human history, did sanctions ever stop a war? Take your time, we’ve got all day.
We don’t like that, not even one little bit, but them’s the facts.
Option 2: NATO gets involved directly, which will lead to WWIII. With a nuclear power whose doctrine it is to fire off all they’ve got if they face defeat/destruction. Which means we ALL lose. Ukraine won’t be “liberated” unless a radioactive wasteland counts as “liberation”, which will be true for all of the planet.
So… let’s get talking, no? His Imperial Majesty doesn’t have a bunker inside a mountain to retreat to, unlike our “masters”, and neither do you.
What are the Russians demanding?
1) Ukraine can’t join NATO. We don’t know about you, but we never quite understood why it was so vitally important to a defensive alliance to have forward operating bases deployed within minutes of Moscow. Certainly not vitally important enough to risk WWIII over. It’d be like Russia deploying missiles on Cuba. Oh wait, we’re not allowed to mention that anymore, are we? That never happened. Ukraine can get a status similar to that of Austria. Can’t join either alliance, can’t be attacked by either.
2) The utterly useless (to Ukraine since they’ll never EVER submit as the past 8 years that nobody’s paid attention to in the west since it wasn’t on Oprah prove) republics of Donetsk and Lugansk get some sort of autonomy. What exactly that means remains to be hammered out. At least nobody gets killed while we’re all flapping our gums.
3) The Azov and Aidar Nazi (not “neo-nazi”
, those clowns are the real thing) battalions will have to go the way of their predecessor Hitler. Oddly enough, we remember a time when it was perfectly OK to get rid of Nazis
, but apparently it’s a completely unreasonable demand today. How things change.
That’s about it, isn’t it?
Oh, there’s the bit about the West recognizing Russia’s claim on the Crimea, but we really don’t think that us refusing to do so will put a halt to negotiations. Realistically, the Crimea is never going to return to the Ukraine, no matter who recognizes it, barring a world war.
Or we can just continue vowing to fight to the very last Ukrainian.
We’re not a fan of that because we happen to like people and don’t particularly enjoy suffering, but perhaps we’re alone in that.
This is a stupid war, a war that would have never happened if our “enlightened” leaders of the past had had the IQ of a boiled head of cabbage, but they didn’t so here we are.
The first and most important objective should be, no matter WHAT side of the argument we find ourselves on: How do we make it stop???
The only ones suffering from the consequences of this pointless war right now are the ones who had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the origins of it, no matter what side of the argument you find yourself on.
Sanctions? They’re certainly not hurting the oligarchs and leaders of Russia, they’ve got theirs. Hyper-inflation in the West? Do you really think that the airheaded kleptocrats in Washington
, Brussels and anywhere else are facing a shortage of basic necessities? “We’re all in the same boat?” Go fuck yourselves. You’re drinking champagne on a cruise liner and the rest of us are stuck in a rubber dinghy. And for what, exactly? The vitally important nature of admitting the Ukraine into NATO?
That’s non-negotiable? That’s worth reducing Ukraine into rubble over?
Stop this stupid world, we want to get off.
First, nice to see you managed to escape the FEMA reeducation camp. 🙂 No, the Ukraine can’t win. What they can do is make Putin lose, possibly his head. The oligarchs are hurting. Anything that’s outside of Russia is being seized, (And I’ll be honest, these do seem questionable), and those billion dollar yachts do add up. Not one single… Read more »
Ill make this blunt and short Had that fuckwit Biden not been in office, this was would never have happened. And no Allyn, shut up before you open your yap Putin knew firsthand Biden was and is, a weak, spineless , worthless appeaser, a senile old goat who should have been removed. The US HAD a strong, capable leader, one… Read more »
When has telling me THAT ever worked?
But no, sorry. I have no interest in engaging in fantasy arguments involving circular logic.
It took a couple of paragraphs for me to realize…Holy Sheet, it’s Misha! I don’t have an opinion about the invasion/special operation, except that the United States needs to stay out of it. I can not trust US nor Russian nor Ukrainian news reports; media corruption is the rule these days. It is likely the US had some hand in… Read more »
Welcome home Misha. We have missed you. Here is an addendum to your post, seeing that it is about a guy that has been working diligently to destroy America for years, and now perhaps realizes that he is destroying the one country that might have the wherewithal to protect his ass from the axis of communism (nah – all scripted).… Read more »
Which cabal do you mean? The one that runs deep underground military bases built in secret under the ocean that is part of a worldwide conspiracy run by blood drinking satanic paedophiles that traffic children in underground tunnels and has advanced cloning technology?? The cabal run by lizard people that uses chemtrails , built a nuclear reactor under the World… Read more »
The prodigal Emperor has returned from his absence of 418 days 14 hours, and six minutes to find the empire has struggled along in his absence. Hey, but who’s counting, right?
Does this mean I can finally go into retirement / hospice? Do you want me to give the keys to the dungeon back yet?
I like LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch’s take on this whole thing. But then, she actually works in intelligence field, specializing in Russia / Ukraine, so I would trust what she has to say over anything you are going to get out of the media — regardless of what flavor you prefer.
The system ate one of my posts, Deej.
I didn’t see anything pending. I see you sent for a password reset. I’m not sure that is working. Misha had a problem resetting his account a couple of days ago, and I had to do it manually. I just sent you another link to reset from the dashboard. If you didn’t get it, then email me and I will… Read more »
So the system swallowed it.
There’s nothing in the trash, and nothing in the logs. If there was a comment that was ‘swallowed’, I would be able to see the draft of it because of the auto-save feature. But I am interested to find out if you got the password reset link I sent you a little while ago. It would help me in troubleshooting… Read more »
I’m locked out.
Got some weird screen said I’d been locked out something something security..something Lord Vader’s jockstrap…
I see the problem with your logging in: You are using the wrong username.
I sent you an email with your correct username and I created a temporary password so you can log in and fix it yourself.
Email me if you are still having issues.
Oh, you don’t need to recommend my sestrichka’s posts to me, Deej, she has a great bit of insight into that part of the world, obviously, and a brilliant head on her shoulders. I pretty much agree with every single word of hers, particularly the bit about making the West so dependent on Russia that they wouldn’t dare do much… Read more »
One would think Sire, that the West had learned the lessons instilled into them after the end of the First World War and the Versailles Treaty. Apparently not. Lest anyone sneer, Ill just remind you of a headline from a few years ago In what year did Germany finally fully pay off all WWI reparations?Sept. 29, 2010 — — Germany… Read more »
I follow virtually everything she writes about concerning Russia and the greater region, and when I have questions about something, I ask her. I’ve stopped paying attention to most of the media reporting except for the headlines I catch on NPR when I am in the car. All the rest of this nonsense about cabals and Nazis and the like?… Read more »
No, total BS bordering on demented delusions is how you define Secondmouth’s vaccine commentary.
Incidentally, apropos of that comes the latest studies on Ivermectin and COVID.
It’s of no use whatsoever.
Were you talking to ME? I mean, how did I get involved in this? You and I happen to agree on the COVID / vaccine stuff. Honestly? I would just let it go. It’s not worth the indigestion you’ll get arguing with people who are stuck. My plan is to spend whatever time I have left finding areas where I… Read more »
No Deej, we’re good.
Was a general observation.
Good to see ya back, Majesty!
Just a bit of threadjacking, and not knowing if picture uploads is working, I’ve started a new Friday tradition, #FJBidenFriday
Feel free to take the meme and spread it far and wide. 🙂
Shouldn’t that be “Joe Bidet”?
Thanks for the link to LC Nicki, she helps round out my list of go-to stops for real news and insight
Oh. This again.
There is no “cabal”, no “conspiracy”,
Remember the unhinged outrage over the “New World Order” (conspiracy theory) a few years back? This is just a branch of that idiocy. Soros is no different than any of the other billionaires who toss a few bucks here and there. But are they running some sort of ‘cabal’, or part of some kind of secret organization that is “running… Read more »
******* But, David, the people ACTUALLY running the world would say precisely that. So, are you just trying to keep us from noticing what the left hand is doing? ******* <said while looking around furtively and ducking into the basement> No, I don’t think it is an Illuminati conspiracy. But if one were to believe that dozens of leftist billionaires… Read more »
“Dozens of leftist billionaires”? That’s a bit of an exaggeration, don’t you think? Exactly how much money do you think billionaires have spent on politicians in an election cycle? Would it surprise you to learn that you could name ten billionaires that account for 90% of the total amount of “billionaire” money raised by both the Left AND the Right?… Read more »
Damn. David! This kind of response to a joke? Bored, much? Money has always effected politics. This goes back to the Sumerians. Goes both ways. My POINT, my friend, is that it doesn’t HAVE to be a conspiracy. Or are you under the impression that the levers are that omni-present? I’m just one broken down old cowboy, and haven’t been… Read more »
Bored? Not really. I was just stuck at home today. Joke? Around here, it is sometimes hard to tell. But I do get tired of hearing about that old boogieman, George Soros. It’s weird, the Right has always seemed fixated on this guy while most people on the Left have never heard of him, and those of us who have,… Read more »
As far as my long-windedness, goes, I write a LOT. I can type as fast as I think, and it becomes a riff. Enjoy it while you can, I don’t have that many more words left in me. Due to arthritis (amongst other issues), I don’t do many long tirades anymore, but, believe it or not, I do enjoy yours.… Read more »
Good to see you back, Sire.
So far Ukraine hasn’t been doing too badly, although the disinformation coming from all sides makes it difficult to tell. However, it looks like Russia is using their poor troops and outdated equipment, their varsity hasn’t been part of the war. What that tells me is Putin is expecting NATO to do something stupid and the mousetrap is set. i… Read more »
Send Peter Doocy from FoxNews. That will keep him distracted until nap time.
First problem. Putin is not interested in negotiation. He has said constantly since he came to power (and probably before) that he wants to rebuild the Soviet empire. That includes Warsaw Pact.
Second problem. Why would Putin negotiate with us? And who would do the negotiating? President Potato? VP Cackle? Someone else from the brain trust?
Both valid points. He will not negotiate unless internal issues in Russia go pear shaped.and it becomes an issue of his own skin.