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The Daily Chronicles are snippets of the most important news across the world for this and each day as it rolls in – as such, this thread is non-structured with the latest news on top.  Kindly feel free to also use it as an open thread.


Monday, January 16

Russia supplies gas from Siberia to China via a 3.000 km pipeline from the state-owned group Gazprom. Huge Chinese LNG tankers, too big for the Suez Canal, go around the Cape of Good Hope to Europe. Russian gas is now three times as expensive….. 


Sunday, January 15

Sometimes one has time for a quiet giggle.  I like Andrei Martyanov but I always laugh when he praises Russia to the rafters and makes a throwaway comment on China.   I don’t see the relationship as a race at all.  So, here I had a quiet giggle when I read this:

After foreign car manufacturers left Russia, Moskvich, which has already started assembling new cars, has every chance to develop the domestic auto industry to a world level.

This was told by video blogger Eric Davidovich in a large review of the Moskvich company, its production and products.

New cars are already being assembled at the Moskvich plant. So far, only Chinese brands, but in a few years, technologies for the production of domestic cars will be accumulated. Experienced specialists who remained in the country will help with this. Similar to how China developed, they will adopt technology to produce their own product.

Already, the cars assembled by Moskvich are cheaper than their Chinese counterparts, the review says. In the future, they may replace taxis and even ambulances in Russia.


Sunday, January 15

The Russian MoD confirmed strikes on Ukraine but gave no details:

On 14 January 2023, a missile strike was launched against Ukraine’s military command and control system and associated energy facilities. All designated targets were hit. The objective of the strike has been achieved.


Saturday, January 14

They, the imperialists, never let go of their colonies.  I’ve seen in the last few days that Britain is still whining about Hong Kong, besides the fact that they’ve had to return Hong Kong and this is now over 20 years, since the return (1997). The thing is really, they have not been able to claw back Hong Kong out of Chinese hands, since the return, so, they are bitter and twisted. Human rights are now like LGBT, like racism, like so-called democracy .. meaningless.  We’re going to have to pry our world out of their cold dead hands.

https://t.me/rtnews/35095


Saturday, January 14

Reports are streaming in of massive Russian strikes on various positions of Ukraine.  I will wait for the Russian MoD.

Update: Yup!  Major strikes again, but still we wait for the Russian MoD for the details.


Saturday, January 14

Watching paint dry.  I cannot find anything of any critical relevance yesterday through today.  Most intriguing is that this quiet period (don’t get me wrong, a lot of words are flying sometimes fever driven), is a time of revelations.  I keep watching Jeffrey Kaye in utter amazement as I see the same old playbooks being used by the crusaders in what is now becoming a vain attempt at maintaining imperialism.

Brazil?  The USAmerican rightwing is literally vicariously reliving their 6th January via the attempted coup in Brazil.  At this moment, do not accept any USAmerican writing on Brazil as the facts are being twisted to fit their historical replay.  Its theater.  But they are causing untold damage as they are making the task for Brazil to recreate itself more difficult.  This segment of the USAmerican population cannot do anything about their own circumstance, but hey presto!  they can fit their facts around Brazil as if it is a little USA.  Someone should teach them about colonialism.

Same with China.  Be careful what you read about China.  If written by USAmericans, they are in a bloodlust to tear China apart, while trying to come to grips with the fact that they are losing badly on the ground in the Ukraine, and then we do not even mention the greater objectives.

India held a 2-day global south summit.  Here is the best of it culled out from RT India:

Voice of Global South: Most Participants Face Outcomes of Colonialism & Inequities of Current World Order – 🇮🇳EAM Jaishankar

India’s External Affairs Minister has addressed his counterparts at the summit. His main points:

📍 Many Global South countries facing unsustainable debt, unviable projects, great barriers
📍 Discriminatory practices which characterise global discourse and pandemic have added to struggle
📍Overcentralised globalisation is flawed – Global South should work collectively towards a new globalisation paradigm for collective well-being of humankind
📍 Global councils haven’t spared enough attention to food, fuel crisis and disrupted supply chains
📍 UN is a frozen 1945 invented mechanism
📍India will consult with colleagues from Global South during G20 presidency
📍 Young and talented people in Global South countries face obstacles in access to opportunities


Thursday, January 12

This is appearing more and more:

China looks set to build naval base in Argentina, a ‘gateway’ to Antarctica: Reports

“A possible Chinese base in Ushuaia would allow Beijing to have a permanent enclave in the Southern Hemisphere, with a projection toward the South Atlantic, which, depending on the conditions negotiated with Argentina, could allow for the construction of facilities, as well as the presence of naval units and military contingents in this quadrant,” Alberto Rojas, director of the International Affairs Observatory at Chile’s Finis Terrae University, told Diálogo, a digital military magazine published by the US Southern Command.


Thursday, January 12

Medvedev seems to confirm the speculation that Zelensky’s discussion yesterday had to do with a Poland deal.  The public discussion is all about tanks.  Medvedev’s machine translation leaves much to be desired, but the last sentence is the important one.

Three wretched people from Warsaw, Vilnius and Kyiv, suffering from imperial ambitions and phantom pains caused by the history that battered them, gathered in Lvov. And they pray, as it turned out, for tanks. There are all sorts of “Leopards” there, modernized by our enemies T-72, which I spoke about yesterday, some other English illiquid.

All this iron, in any case, will soon become rusty scrap metal and will not save the artificial country that is falling apart.

And in Lvov, which will again bear the name of Lemberg, they met in order to correctly attach the western Ukrainian regions to the new (former) owners.


Wednesday, January 11th

There is a lot of speculation (based on Zelensky’s movements and meetings) that Poland may enter the western Ukraine.  Please note .. speculation and rumors!  I mentioned this as it would change the situation quite massively.


Thursday, January 12

There is a problem at the international space station.  If it is a crisis, I do not know.  Here it is from RT channel:

Russia’s Space Agency Shares Plan For ISS Evacuation

A Russian Soyuz MS-23 craft will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) without a crew so it can be used to evacuate Russian cosmonauts Dmitry Petelin and Sergey Prokopyev, as well as NASA astronaut Frank Rubio from orbit, Roscosmos chief Yury Borisov said on Wednesday.

Petelin, Prokopyev and Rubio, who have been at the station since September, were unable to return home as scheduled because of a coolant leak discovered weeks ago on the Soyuz MS-22 ship. The rising temperatures aboard the spacecraft, docked to the ISS, were quickly stabilized by the crew but the ship was still deemed unsafe to carry the trio back to Earth.

“The State Commission decided to launch the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft on February 20, 2023 in unmanned mode,” Borisov announced, adding that the ship would still be delivering its intended cargo to orbit.


This is why I love humans.  Major trolling .. PMC Wagner marketing salt.


Shamans everywhere!


It is now confirmed that Soledar is under full Russian control with only minor skirmishes.  The musicians, Wagner group was solely responsible for capturing this town with its miles and miles of underground mines.  Soledar is about 20 kilometers from the major city of Artyomovsk, also known as Bakhmut.

Dmitry Polyanskiy has confirmed: “Congratulations to the residents of #Soledar! You waited almost nine years for this day. More cities and towns will be liberated from criminal Kiev regime shortly!”

Analysts are now saying that in this area, the Ukrainian forces are clearly collapsing.   See the Brian Berletic video.


Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov’s noted these points today in his daily briefing:

  • There are currently no prospects for peace talks with Kiev, due to recent Ukrainian legislation prohibiting such dialogue — as well as pressure from the West
  • The Kremlin has no plans to impose an international travel ban on Russian men
  • The flow of western aid to Ukraine amplifies the country’s pre-existing “corruption malaise”
  • Some in the West are voicing concerns about how Kiev spends foreign aid

Here are the questions and answers given this morning by the Chinese foreign ministry:  https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/xwfw_665399/s2510_665401/202301/t20230110_11005338.html


What?  No sanctions?  What happened to the sanctions?  They are imploding.

“Russia supported the transit of Kazakh oil via the Druzhba pipeline to Germany.

An application for the transit of 1.2 million tons of Kazakh oil to Germany this year was submitted by Kaztransoil to Transneft on December 29 last year.”

Paul from the Sirius report stated that in the next month or two, Europe will be begging Russia to restart oil and gas supplies.  I don’t know how right he is, but the sanctions regime is crumbling at the edges.

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QC?
QC?
26 days ago

RE: Major trolling .. PMC Wagner marketing salt. my first ‘trigger’ is… WoW Salt of the earth (aka the merchant/musicians) then.. its BOLD and CAPITALS grinding to be ‘FINE” and its purpose is for ‘table and cooking’ SO? who’s being served up as dinner?!! is it cold… or HOT?! UnFKbelievably… Read more »

AHH
AHH
26 days ago
Reply to  QC?

A violent action movie made by Hollywood almost 15 years ago about “Russian salt.” So many predictive tidbits in their movies. Perhaps Nazis appreciated they would need rat holes and storage areas in the world’s most extensive salt mines? And Angelina Jolie is the same cartoon girl in the 2012… Read more »

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Sudhi
Sudhi
25 days ago
Reply to  QC?

Despite what the Conspiracy theorists say
Heart attacks are caused by Climate change
It’s all but simply a Coincidence 😄

https://twitter.com/DavidWolfe/status/1612994071362146309?s=20

Please remember :
“America is a nation that can be defined in a single word.
Asafuthimerfutifuterwigh.”
https://twitter.com/JamesMelville/status/1613339842158510080?s=20

QC?
QC?
25 days ago
Reply to  Sudhi

Sudhi mate 🙂 allow me to degrade to their brainless amoeba status for one nano light second 😛 pls sir, explain to me, what is the difference btwn ‘coincidence’ and ‘god sent’? ‘god sent’ was ‘their’ explanation for bad things that happen to ‘their’ witch-hunted victims, aint so??? WoW almost… Read more »

Sudhi
Sudhi
24 days ago
Reply to  QC?

“Sovereign is he who declares the exception.”
—Carl Schmitt, Nazi legal theorist.

QC?
QC?
26 days ago

This is the shortest and MOST complete statement on the plademic! “The NIH holds the patent to the spike protein & the sequence, and they license that to Moderna. Every billion that the Moderna coffers get; so does the NIH.” Dr. Ryan Cole DARPA create vaccine, NIH patent, Pentagon run… Read more »

AHH
AHH
26 days ago
Reply to  QC?

This is the central issue: a relentless ticking clock in the back of their possessed minds. They opened Pandora’s box. Now they’re juggling too many hot balls with insufficient resources and manpower. Yet they MUST act within narrow parameters, before the internal implosion. This is the Russian-Chinese-Iranian wild-card permitting them… Read more »

QC?
QC?
26 days ago
Reply to  AHH

AHH mate 🙂

how do you read iran sending ‘tourist ships’ to ‘have a view’ of Panama Canal? and at this time?
is smth brewing there? smth coming up?!

I must say that was total surprise to me!

be well be safe

AHH
AHH
25 days ago
Reply to  QC?

Ahhh that is what emerson meant. New to me. This is a prospective plan, not yet realized. Maybe Iran is up to shenanigans, and why not after centuries of aggression at the Persian Gulf? What’s sauce for the goose is equally so for the gander. But I would think it… Read more »

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QC?
QC?
25 days ago
Reply to  AHH

my 1st thought was… the iranian are signalling they want to test some drones or drones ship (maybe even drone subs?!) there at the canal … which would make USSA explode!! that’d be a very bad move… as you say shld it be a ‘lone wolf action’ … but then… Read more »

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AHH
AHH
25 days ago
Reply to  QC?

Re: “which means the ruski are for the last show and tell” They always were. Land war is a Russian forte and a fatal weakness of the Anglo-Saxons. Every time Russians “out-thought” and will out-think them. For eight years, they were permitted to set the stage of grinding Russians down… Read more »

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emersonreturn
emersonreturn
25 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

thank you for this, amarynth, & ahh. amarynth, (from mpov) i believe you are onto something…iran in the past has befriended venezuela, sending oil tankers, technicians etc., i thought when i read the report (rt if i recall correctly) that along under china & mother’s council it had been agreed… Read more »

Ersim
Ersim
25 days ago
Poland deal" Read more »

Zelensky, the Buffoon most likely gave away Western Ukraine to Poland for free in exchange for military help.

AHH
AHH
25 days ago

Regarding the Ascension of Speaker McCarthy to the Cuckoo’s Nest, several themes percolated, involving his famous namesake and precedent-setting Congressional firebrand, as well as his home state of California. (1) Mr P had two interesting links: (01) a crosstalk with Aaron Good (useful largely for getting a taste of the… Read more »

QC?
QC?
25 days ago

I actually liked her… together w MJ 🙁 Published January 12, 2023 3:52pm EST Lisa Marie Presley hospitalized after police respond to ‘not breathing call’ at Calabasas home Elvis Presley’s only daughter Lisa Marie died Thursday after being rushed to a local hospital in Los Angeles. She was 54 https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/lisa-marie-presley-hospitalized-source Lost… Read more »

siljan
siljan
24 days ago

We have to be reminded these days that not everything in America is bad. Not all their people are bad.  I know I’m married to one. My wife was born in the ‘fly-over part’ of the Country. Music has a way of breaking barriers and uniting people. American music is… Read more »

Sudhi
Sudhi
23 days ago

The agreements between US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the issue of nuclear weapons have become a shame for Tokyo, according to Dmitry Medvedev – He drew attention to how the head of the Japanese government, in a “humiliating, loyal ecstasy,” talks nonsense about Russia,… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
23 days ago

Sorry, just testing that I can comment.

AHH
AHH
23 days ago

Re: “Brazil? The USAmerican rightwing is literally vicariously reliving their 6th January via the attempted coup in Brazil.” Isn’t it more correct to say “US deep state/uniparty” rather than true conservatives? The right is a bemused spectator like all of us, having their chain faux-pulled in their own name. It… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
22 days ago
SoUtH
SoUtH
22 days ago

Col, I no longer read or post at this site but am leaving a link for you re your interest in truth about Lula & Brazil.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/brazil-neoliberalism-with-a-human-face/374

QC?
QC?
22 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

Not sure what the private interchange was bout… and if you allow me 2c 🙂 … but dear, as a chinese trying to balance the harmony here … Lula is ‘untested’ dear 🙂 still untested dear yes he got ‘stab in the back’ and sent to prison and what not… Read more »

QC?
QC?
21 days ago
Reply to  QC?

Just another point here… … which is the same problem with entire LatAm and many other countries … which is the Debt Denominated in USD … and AZ trans-national companies with clear genocidal track records This is WAY WAY WAY beyond Lula, dear 🙂 … as we know, money talks,… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
21 days ago
Reply to  QC?

LatAm will have to wait for the High Tide (of the new eurasian systems) that floats All Boats”

That’s so beautifully put QC… I’m afraid you may have well have nailed this dangerous debacle in one short sentence!!!

Cheers
Col

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
21 days ago
Reply to  SoUtH

Hi @SoUtH It’s both curious and disappointing, for me personally, that you choose to exit the debate in this fashion when it appeared to me that it was being conducted in a very civilised and constructive fashion. As far as I could see my observations of Lula walking the walk,… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
21 days ago
Reply to  SoUtH

>>> word overrun>>> “Europe and the United States can’t recognize a fraud who declares himself to be president,” Lula said, referring to Guaidó. “It is not right. Because if fashion takes over democracy, it is thrown in the garbage, and any scammer can declare themself president. I could declare myself… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
21 days ago
Reply to  SoUtH

>>> overrun continued >>> Arguably one of the most telling and symbolic acts was that during the inauguration Lula flew the Mercosur Flag right next to the Brazilian flag. This signalled his commitment to reviving integration and cooperation in South America, especially the four founding members, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and… Read more »

AHH
AHH
21 days ago

Comic relief: ▪︎ Russians prep for winter offensives. ▪︎ “Joe Biden’s cracked brain policies are like a river, flowing out relentlessly…(!)” outlawing gas stoves nationwide due to asthma, huh? 🤓😁 crazed California ever is the first charging into the ditch: they banned new gas connections outright. UK & EU jump… Read more »

AHH
AHH
21 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

It’s ok for us non-Russians to hibernate few days a year too! I live in similar climate atm, with the same few irregular weeks of mild “cold.” (laughable to those who know real cold). Except the rest of the year is the blast furnace of the desert, so we really… Read more »

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AHH
AHH
21 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

George Galloway comes off as a witty funny man now, but I remember reading 20 years ago that in his youth he was one of Blair’s top rivals — skipped as had too much integrity? Certainly his 2005 shredding of the US Senate was one of the most memorable moments… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
21 days ago

My oh my, how things can change. After trying every effort conceivable to destroy Venezuela and its entire economy, the Hegemon is now begging to buy their extra-heavy, sour blend after having cut themselves off from Russia’s supply of this product. These imports went from around an average of 10… Read more »

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AHH
AHH
21 days ago

Be well, I share your cautionary approach. In fact Col, with whose explication I find no issue, says as much: “If Uncle $am doesn’t kill or coup him this time around, it will be nothing short of a miracle…” The issue appears not Lula’s intentions or track record, but the… Read more »

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Anil
Anil
21 days ago

That was a good recapitulation of the Brazilian scene by Col.