Making Sense Of Nationalism

A look at the thought of Walker Connor, a scholar who challenged the Academic consensus on Nationalism.

Keith Woods

Posts with Keith Woods on VLB:

Chris Langan – The Great Replacement

Chris Langan On Intelligence, God and Ultimate Reality

What Created The Great Awokening?

The Truth About The Opioid Crisis

No One Is Coming To Save You

The Endurance Of Nationalism

Who Control America?

No Time To Die Review – The Worst James Bond Ever? (Spoilers)

Wokeism & Our Transhuman Future

The Incoherence Of Marxist Ethics

Oswald Spengler: Sterility

Who Were The Oligarchs Who Plundered Russia?

Beyond Civilization: The Philosophy of New Tribalism

Is The Nazbol Vortex Coming?

Censorship: 10 Reasons For Optimism

What Is Going On With GameStop Stock?

How The Normies Stole Wojak

Why Capitalism Means Infinite Growth

Soviet Whaling: A Study in Evil

Russia appears to be softening its gas-for-rubles demand, easing supply risks to Europe — for now

The gas-for-rubles threat had raised the prospect of a supply cut-off to European countries, with Germany and Austria taking precautionary steps toward gas rationing to avoid a potential halt in deliveries amid the dispute.

However, analysts at political risk consultancy Eurasia Group say it is unlikely Gazprom will violate its existing contracts by refusing to supply gas to customers who refuse to pay in rubles in the short term.

“More likely, Gazprom will instead seek to renegotiate existing contracts — a time-consuming process at the best of times — in the context of periodic reviews which most long-term contracts allow for. Longer-term, Gazprom is likely to insist that new contracts reflect the new policy once they come up for renewal,” analysts at Eurasia Group said in a research note.

“There is a risk that Russia will move more aggressively, which would imply a higher chance of gas supply disruption in the short term,” they added. “But a drawn-out negotiation process is more likely.”

Indeed, revenue from Russian oil and gas was seen to be responsible for roughly 43% of the Kremlin’s federal budget between 2011 and 2020, highlighting how fossil fuels play a central role for the Russian government.

The European Union receives roughly 40% of its gas via Russian pipelines and several of which run through Ukraine.

CNBC

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About Russia

“Russian Minority”

Eastern Europe is our Mexico!

Is Russia low on Ammo?

Russian conscripts drive $42 million secret Russian military vehicle, this is what happened next

The Rather Pathetic Economy of Russia

Why Russia Can’t Survive Tech Sanctions

Why Russia is INCAPABLE of Air Superiority in Ukraine

3 Ways Russia Has Shown Military Incompetence Doing Its Second Invasion of Ukraine 2022

Where Are Russia’s Drones?

Reasons for Failure? Russian Air Force in Ukraine

What might happen if Russia does attack Ukraine?

Geopolitics

Why is the Rafale outselling even the F-35? (since 2021)

Last update: In recent days, after the video was finished, F-35 was in final negotiations for further orders (but did not sign contracts yet) for 35 airframes to Germany and 88 airframes for Canada.

The video itself goes in depth on why the French made Rafale fighter jet did not have any export successes at first, and then managed to rake in most of its export deals to date within the last 15 or so months. What changed in the meantime and how did the geopolitics and its competition “allow it” to be so successful? Watch the video to find out.

Binkov’s Battlegrounds

Battlegrounds – a guide to warfare

China’s Secret Plan for a Pacific Military Base

China has a secret plan for a military base in the Pacific that’s, well, no longer that secret. The New York Times reports that the Solomon Islands has been in talks with China about the deal, and that’s it’s already been drawn up. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at why China might be interested in such a deal, the history of Chinese influence in the Solomon Islands, and how other countries are reacting to the proposed deal.

China Uncensored

About China

Are Molotov Cocktails effective vs Modern Tanks?

How effective are Molotov Cocktail against modern – so post World War 2 – tanks? I wondered about this and Chris (Military Aviation History) noted this would be a good topic. So, I started to dig and found a lot of superficial articles etc. my vehicle books were also far too general to answer this question. So, I hired a researcher to write a report on the fire fighting systems of the T-72 & T-90 tanks and help me out with various questions as well, since he looked into Soviet armored fighting vehicles quite extensively.

Military History Visualized

Military Gadgets Found On Beaches: What You Need To Know

Quick guide to some of the different military devices which you might find on a beach. Submarine drones, torpedoes, mines and stuff you probably haven’t even imagined. And much of it dangerous. I keep a small database of these incidents, particularly drones and ‘gliders’. Unscripted and Unedited, just raw authentic content.

H I Sutton – Covert Shores

10 Types of Submarine Explained

The New Stealth Submarines Explained (Quick Guide)

Narco Submarines, What You Need To Know

How Does Anti-Submarine Warfare Work?

What makes submarines silent?

Kockums vs ThyssenKrupp – The submarine conflict

The Swedish Submarine that Sank a US Aircraft Carrier

SAAB-Kockums: Inside our leading naval factory

Sweden’s ATOMIC Submarine

Atlas Elektronik

German Technology and Allied Copycats 

Jew Businessman Paid for Swastika Graffiti in Ukraine Before Russia Invaded

An oligarch with Russian ties reportedly paid Ukrainian locals to spray-paint swastikas around the city of Kharkiv in the months leading up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In a report, Rolling Stone cited multiple sources that identify the oligarch behind the alleged plot as Pavel Fuks, a Jewish-Ukrainian businessman who has accumulated most of his wealth from ventures in Russia.

Fuks, who reportedly held Russian citizenship in the past, was allegedly approached by Russian agents and persuaded to pay local criminals anywhere between $500 and $1,500 through intermediaries to decorate the streets of Kharkiv with NS symbols.

According to the report, this lasted for three months, between December and February, and up until Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24.

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