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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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,” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Prince in safe haven on Long Island, New York.   The book […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]