The World This Week From Menies


Well, another week in and a chance to relax with a nice pint in Mennies and look at the week gone by, and by all accounts a pretty notable week.

                                        Russia and Ukraine

The war in Ukraine continues and the propaganda coming from the west becomes shriller and more unreliable by the day.

Remember all the gains Ukraine were making, according to organizations like the BBC? Any idea what happened to them, as Russia, is now further into Ukraine than ever and as far as I can ascertain there have been no notable victories by the Ukraine forces. You are being fed absolute nonsense by western media and that is an indisputable fact.

So here is a prediction. There are constant reports of a Ukrainian counter-offensive to re-take Kherson, in fact, the Ukrainian government have been offering the Russian defenders’ terms for surrender. I predict that this will be yet another disaster for Ukraine and the US/UK commanders who are running this proxy war against Russia. I will give it about a couple of weeks to unravel.

All through this awful war, it has been the US and their NATO poodles who have been both the instigators and cause of this unnecessary conflict. If you have any doubts about this then just google “US bases surrounding Russia” and your eyes will be opened. While you are at it you can also try “ Russian basses surrounding the US”. Guess what? You won’t find any. Just as you won’t find any Chinese bases either, but that is a different subject, although on the same theme.

Russia was backed into a corner with NATO about to admit Ukraine ( a fascist-run state) whereby there could have been US nuclear weapons based on Russia’s borders with a flight time of 7.5 minutes from Moscow.

Let’s put forward an analogy here. Supposing Scotland became an independent country again, and felt threatened by England, Now suppose we were friendly and traded with that other country with vast resources, Russia. Now just suppose we decided to join a mutual defence pact, with Russia and allowed them to base nuclear weapons from just north of Berwick to Gretna Green. What do you think England’s reaction would be? Well, that is precisely why Puttin decided to sort out Ukraine. Well, that and the fact that the two Russian-speaking regions in the Donbas region had declared independence.

What about all the atrocities you might ask? Well yes in war there are always atrocities, ask the US as they have been responsible for over six million deaths in the countries, they have attempted regime change, from Vietnam to Syria. In situations of war, men do strange things but, in this case, the Russian atrocities you have been hearing about on the BBC have in the main just not happened. However, on the Ukrainian side, they most certainly have. Just ask Amnesty international. That is the organization, by the way, that Zelensky wants to be declared, a terrorist organization for exposing a small amount of the very large amount of atrocities committed by his army and in particular the Nazi Azov battalion. A good proportion of that battalion was captured in the battle of Mariupol and because they were seen to be cooperating with the Russian authorities and writing home that they were, in fact, being treated well, Zelensky decided to bomb their prison camp, killing 53 of them and injuring another 70.

So, the moral of the story is don’t believe everything you are hearing in western media.

In a nutshell, Putin is no doubt any Angel ( I don’t think they employ many angels in the KGB, CIA, or MI6) but he is a leader and a better one than Johnston, who is basically a childish idiot, or Biden who is on the point of not being able to remember his name.

This conflict has shown us the importance of Russia ( and Ukraine) in both the food and energy supply for Europe and most of the planet. Thereby is the reason why the West has tried to force regime change.

Britain did this during the days of the British Empire. They had the East India Company and the Hudson Bay Company. These were supposedly private companies but were set up to extract resources from conquered countries backed up by the British military. Another good example of this was Jardine and Matheson ( two Scots) who set up a company dealing on opium in China ( just like the US in Afghanistan) The Chinese Government were not happy about this so Britain sent gunboats up the river Yangtze ( and other rivers. Did you ever wonder where the phrase “ gunboat diplomacy” came from? Long story but this culminated in Britain extracting a 99-year lease of Hong Kong from China ( which expired a few years ago.

So, the US is doing no different in their economic empire building but I feel that for once they have met their match in Putin.

Right, I had intended to write about the disaster to the independence movement in Scotland that Nicola Sturgeon is, and the clown show that is the leadership contest for the tory party is but I kind of got carried away with the disaster that the west has visited upon Ukraine and time for a pint.

So, to all my friends the world over, I wish you a great weekend and raise my glass to you.




I have been in business for well over half a century but I learn something new every day. My politics are the middle of the road. I believe that the far-right and far-left are equally harmful. Jim Murphy ( at that time, leader of the Scottish Labour party) asked me if I called myself a socialist. I said, "no Jim, I am not a socialist, I am a capitalist, but a capitalist with a social conscience.

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