Hot War Resumes In Ukraine

Wed, Feb 8, 2017 - 10:21am

If you've been listening to these Batchelor-Cohen podcasts for the past three years, then you know that Ukraine is the true epicenter of The New Cold War. Though an uneasy truce has prevailed there for the past two years, the region is once again on the brink of "hot war" and this development should be of great concern to everyone.

It is absolutely vital that you listen to this entire podcast. If full-on, hot war begins again in The Donbass, you will no doubt be inundated with War Party-promoted, western media propaganda that will allege total falsehoods and misinformation regarding the origin of the conflict. In last evening's program, not only do John and Steve update the most recent facts on the ground, Professor Cohen takes some time during the show's second segment to recap exactly how this situation came into being.

Again, nowhere else in western media will you find such a fair and balanced discussion of this extraordinarily dangerous situation. Over the past three years, we've often referred to The New Cold War as the most grave threat to humanity since The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and, sadly, events once again threaten to spin out of control. Therefore, please be sure to listen this week and every week as this crisis grows and deepens.


p.s. And many thanks to John for mentioning TFMR during last evening's program. We occasionally communicate by email and, late yesterday, I had forwarded to him the latest intel provided here by SilverSooner. Thanks to SilverSooner, too, for helping to keep us all up-to-date with his reports.

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Feb 8, 2017 - 10:42am

War in the Ukraine?

It just never stops. My grandfather, a Russian Cossack Officer in the Czarist army, grabbed the family in 1913 and landed in Washington State. His words were, "he and the family would have been shot if they didn't leave the Ukraine through the underground for Germany". 

What progress has been made since 1913? Jim

Feb 8, 2017 - 10:44am

Very cool

...that John mentioned us in the segment. And overall, thought this was one of the better discussions that they've had.

I think the professor hit the nail on the head when he said this latest escalation is all about forcing Trump into taking a side against Russia. He's absolutely correct in saying that Ukraine can't militarily defeat the rebels--and Poroshenko needs SOMETHING to regain relevance. The current Ukrainian regime must have war in order to survive. To that end, I think things are being set up for a new president there--possibly Yulia Timoshenko or Mikhail Shakaashvili. Regardless, I think Poroshenko's days in power will soon be over.

I do differ a couple of stances though, and that's that Trump can change the policy. Regardless if he will or won't, I don't think he will be allowed to. We've got to remember that Ukraine is only one front of a much larger war. Military deployments to Poland and Estonia, as well as what's happening in Syria are all part of the same, larger conflict. That's why I fully expect things to progress with UN/NATO/US troops in Ukraine as the west continues the Brezinski grand national strategy to subjugate Eurasia. The other stance is that Minsk was never a foundation for peace. Rather, it was intended by both sides only as a way to "freeze" the situation, NOT to work out from.

On an update note, not seeing much reports of fighting today. However, the last of the "famous" militia commanders, "Givi", was assassinated in his office this morning. Doesn't change anything, just notable--I can't think of any other nicknamed commander that was widely known who is still alive. The only exception is Strelkov who's been blogging from Russia but hasn't been involved in the Donbass in over 2 years.

Anyway, the reason I said to expect an offensive soon are 1.) the reasons the professor mentioned to force Trump into an anti-Russian position 2.) Poroshenko's regime needing something to regain relevance and 3.) militarily, forces have been brought to the front lines indicating offensive action as well as other preparatory (demining) activities along the front line.

Feb 8, 2017 - 10:45am

2nd for a win almost

happy wednesday

Feb 8, 2017 - 10:45am


Two days in a row!

And now for Charlie . . .

Stack on!

Feb 8, 2017 - 11:10am

Thanks Craig!

One of the most important hours of the week!

Thank you for continuing to highlight the importance of this information for Turdville and for sharing SS's live news, into the stream. Thanks especially to SilverSooner for the live information as much as the rest of us can't imagine living within range of the live action. Our hopes are for your continued safety and a rational end to this US fomented war.


And with that, I'll take a fifth. Dark Rum, please!

Feb 8, 2017 - 11:43am

To your point, SS

I just got this from John. This latest assassination has his interest, too.

John Batchelor

10:00 AM (39 minutes ago)


to me

very bad news:

A prominent separatist commander in eastern Ukraine was killed Feb. 8, BBC reported. Mikhail Tolstykh, also known as Givi, was killed after an anti-tank missile was reportedly fired through his office window in Donetsk. Though details are still emerging about what took place, Ukrainian special operations forces were likely behind the attack. Givi's death comes roughly four months after another high-ranking separatist commander known as Motorola was killed in his apartment building.

Angry Chef
Feb 8, 2017 - 12:27pm

We've Got To Get Rid of The Nazi's

I recall sometime ago and I believe it was on Batchelor & Cohen a comment. I think it was from a Russian Politician. It went something like this...." It's not the Nazi's in Ukraine we need to worry about. It's the Nazi's in Washington we need to be concerned with ". Something to that effect.

Russia can deal with Ukraine in a heartbeat Militarily. They know this. If things get out of hand the Russian Military could be in Kiev by Friday for borscht. At which point they could kill as many Nazi's as possible before they flee to Washington, London, or Israel. But this is costly and not the preferred solution.

Trump needs to deal with the Nazi's in Washington. The Neo-Cons. The above solution for Putin might be easier than what Trump has to deal with in Washington. Trump needs to drain the swamp. Get the new Attorney General, Simmons, to arrest all suspected traitors and Nazi's. Soros, the Clinton's, Bush allies, McCain, Feinstein, Graham and others and have a truth and reconciliation commission. The American people need to have all the information of the last 75 years exposed. And I mean things like the Kennedy's, MLK, Malcom X, False Flags, and fake War's of agression etc....You can't just arrest and hang them. The blowback would be enormous and could trigger a Civil War.

These are very trying and difficult times. Trying to separate the wheat from the chaff here is going to require great Political skill and enormous backbone on all parties sides. One wrong move and this thing gets ugly real quick. It would be helpful if we didn't have to rely only on Batchelor & Cohen, Silver Sooner, Moon of Alabama, and The Saker posts for real information.

If we can somehow manage this minefield and get thru all of this to the other side. The Press in the MSM and it's owners get keelhauled as well. For they bare a large portion of the responsibility for this disaster.

Angry Chef
Feb 8, 2017 - 12:39pm
Feb 8, 2017 - 12:45pm

These two warmongers...

...are the foremost examples of why we need term limits in the US !

Feb 8, 2017 - 12:50pm

and remember...

...John Batchelor also has many other great podcasts every evening that you can download here;

Feb 8, 2017 - 2:28pm

goshas already of the best..reviewing the history

is just so important as it's so easy to forget...Russia and Crimea go back 300 yrs..

and that Mccain and Graham...ugly people!

Angry Chef
Feb 8, 2017 - 2:45pm

Term Limits

I thought there were " Term Limits ". They're called elections. But better yet. We live in the 21st Century. Why have clowns like McCain and Graham voting on the issues. We have the internet. We have the blockchain. Why not have direct Democracy and have the people vote directly. Or even some hybrid of the two. Something like the Rule of Law with a Bill of Right and Constitution with direct Democracy via the blockchain.

Seriously. Our Civilization is done. It's toast. Put a fork in it. We need to move on from the last 500 years. The existing system has to go. And that includes old fossils like McCain, Graham, Bush, Clinton, Soros, Pelosi, Feinstein, Emmanuel, Trudeau etc.... Send them off to a taxidermy and have these old relics stuffed and put into a Museum for posterity. We can call it a Real House of Horrors !

Feb 8, 2017 - 3:17pm


I agree. We do need to engage the populace, as a whole, more often to make the big decisions. I like the process in Switzerland whereby there are referendums on big/important war ! The elite, pampered, corrupted members of the Congress are too far removed from the will of the people to be allowed to make the decisions which do significant harm to the masses. 



Term limits = elections; hardy-har-har. An incumbent congressmen/senator has a huge benefit over the "new" candidate, and it is very difficult to remove them unless they do something really flagrant or stupid. Politics should not be a "career". We need to make the political institution a service oriented position. You get elected and go there to do "service" and then return back to your original life after a term or two. 

There should not be any great financial incentive or motivation for doing this service. It should be done for honor. No grand pensions, no prime health benefits, and only a reasonable salary. Your greatest reward should be the gratefulness of your constituency and a feeling of self worth.

okay, enough ranting...

Feb 8, 2017 - 3:56pm


"Russia and Crimea go back 300 yrs.. and that Mccain . . ."

Also goes back 300 years!

Feb 8, 2017 - 9:46pm

Over at Silver for the People - Video Brazil violence

I swear I'm seeing Operation Gladio, Phoenix Program disasters being set upon the populace. Think of Jade Helm with all ciminality to boot.

Original location here;

Without Rule of Law: How to Survive a Real Life Purge Like the One in Brazil

Feb 8, 2017 - 10:45pm

Switzerland's Direct Democracy

Switzerland takes it to quite an extreme. When I lived there, they held a vote on whether or not to dig up the street I lived on, to lay new water, sewage and gas pipes, electric cables, tv/broadband cables (1 trench for everything - all at one go).

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