Monday 4th of March 2024

the nazi diplomats of ukrainia.......

The impolitic comment has inflamed tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba contemplated slugging his counterpart Sergey Lavrov in the face during tense negotiations in the early days of Russia’s special military operation, it was reported Monday.

The revelation came from the release of an interview with an online Ukrainian influencer who asked Kuleba about his most challenging negotiations as the country’s chief diplomat.


“The most difficult talks are those in which you feel simply that you want to go and punch your opposite number in the nose, but you really can't do that,” replied the foreign minister. “And I can say that this occurred two or three times. One occasion was with Lavrov in Antalya in spring of 2022.”


Russian and Ukrainian diplomats met for a series of talks shortly after Russia initiated their special military operation in 2022, one of which took place in the Turkish resort city of Antalya. Following advice of its Western partners, Ukrainian representatives reportedly refused to continue negotiations, opting for an armed conflict with Russia. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly rejected negotiations with Russia since then.

Zelensky’s rejection of negotiations with Russia represents a continued about face for the Ukrainian leader, who ran as a peace candidate for the country’s presidency in 2019. Zelensky campaigned on implementing the so-called Minsk agreements to end tensions with Russia, which would have granted ethnic Russian regions in the Donbass a degree of autonomy.

Zelensky later admitted his promise was merely a ruse with European leaders to provide time for Ukraine to expand its military capabilities. Zelensky foresaw a war with Russia as inevitable, although his campaign rhetoric suggests the Ukrainian public was less willing to violently confront its neighbor. Indeed, members of Ukraine’s military often refused to fight separatist forces in the country’s east until leaders recruited members of the Azov Battalion* and other extremists.

Many observers speculated that Azov Battalion* members and other neo-Nazi elements of Ukrainian society also played a role in Zelensky’s rejection of peace with Russia. Such far-right paramilitaries forced former President Viktor Yanukovych to step down from his position and flee Ukraine in 2014. Ukrainian leaders operate under the threat of such Russophobic elements doing the same if Ukraine backs down; indeed, extremist leaders have made it clear they consider the prospect of peace with Russia to be unacceptable.

Maria Zakharova of Russia’s foreign ministry responded indignantly to Kuleba’s comments.


“That is the problem: uneducated, aggressive people were recruited under the guise of serving as ministers to ruin Ukraine for American money,” the spokesperson said to a Russian newspaper. “Perhaps he belongs in a no-holds-barred bout rather than the foreign ministry?”


Before he became leader of Ukraine, Zelensky was formerly an actor and comedian who played the president on the popular television program Servant of the People.

*The Azov Battalion is a terrorist organization banned in Russia.



"too important".....

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky claimed on Wednesday that he had not actually sought to meet Chinese Premier Li Qiang at the World Economic Forum (WEF) gathering in Davos this week. The remarks come amid media reports that China’s top official shot down Zelensky’s request for a meeting at the event.

The Premier is not the person calling the shots in China, Zelensky asserted, suggesting Li was not a high enough official to be worth meeting altogether.

“There is a Chinese Premier – then our prime minister will meet with him. I would love to meet with the leader of China. As far as I know, [in China] Xi Jinping makes decisions, and in Ukraine, I make decisions. I don’t need just any dialogues; I need important decisions from the leaders who make these decisions,” Zelensky stated.

The snub from Zelensky comes amid media reports suggesting the Ukrainian president actually wanted to meet Li at the forum, but the request was shot down by the Chinese side. Thus far, Beijing has not commented on the prospect of any high-profile meetings with the Ukrainian leadership or responded to Zelensky’s remarks.






dumb monkey.....




Before getting on to how Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky gave the finger to China at Davos, to put this Ukrainian clown’s latest car crash in context, let me refer you to this joke at 2:50 in this video then POTUS Ronald Reagan told about the Soviet Union.

Reagan’s joke goes as follows: Less than one family out of seven in the Soviet Union owns an automobile. Most of the automobiles are driven by the bureaucrats. The government furnishes them and drivers and so forth. So an order went out one day to the police that anyone caught speeding, anyone no matter who, gets a ticket. Well, Gorbachev came out of his country home, his dacha. He was late getting to the Kremlin. There was his limousine and driver waiting. He told the driver to get in the back seat; he’d drive it. Down the road he went and he passed two motorcycle cops. One took off after him and, pretty soon, he’s back with his buddy and his buddy says “Well did you give him a ticket?” And he said “Noo”. “Well”, his buddy said, “why not”? “Oh”, he said, “too important”. “Well” his buddy said, “we are told to give anybody a ticket, no matter who it is”. “Oh, no no” he said, “this one was different, I couldn’t…”. “Well”, his buddy said, “who was it”? He said “I couldn’t recognise him, but his driver was Gorbachev”.

As jokes go, it is funny enough and it lands the appropriate ideological punch, which Reagan delivers well. The importance to us of this joke and of Reagan is that Reagan had been a successful communicator and Hollywood actor, once starring in Bedtime for Bonzo opposite an actual monkey. Further, unlike the Ukrainian dictator, Reagan was a democrat of sorts, who insisted that his opponents in the New Hampshire primary be allowed argue their corner. Zelensky, as we know, simply offs them.

So, on the one hand, we have Reagan the great communicator and successful actor and, on the other, we have the dregs of Kiev, who could not even dress or act appropriately when meeting the Pope, to whom we shall shortly return in the context of China.

But, to be fair to Zelensky, he is an even-handed ignoramus. Having been refused a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang at the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Zelensky suggested Li was not a high enough official to be worth meeting as the Chinese Premier, according to this idiot, does not call the shots in China.

As Zelensky, who is probably as much an expert on China’s political structures as he is on Ukrainian military matters, helpfully explained, “There is a Chinese Premier – then our prime minister will meet with him. I would love to meet with the leader of China. As far as I know, [in China] Xi Jinping makes decisions, and in Ukraine, I make decisions. I don’t need just any dialogues; I need important decisions from the leaders who make these decisions.”

So there you go. Li is not even Xi’s chauffeur and Xi, China’s Zelensky, calls all the shots on the limitless array of matters China’s leaders (plural case) have to contend with.

Just prior to Davos, Li had visited Ireland, where the President, the Prime Minister and enough local political flunkeys to fill a football stadium were all over him hoping, no doubt, to prise some loose change from that East Asian economic powerhouse through the good graces and keen professionalism of Li and his travelling team. Although Li’s Wikipedia entry can be read here, the Irish media claimed he is China’s second most powerful man and, as such, would definitely have the ear of President Xi.

All of which brings us to Kazakhstan where President Xi declined meeting Pope Francis because, so he said, of time constraints. Although the Vatican had to take that rebuff on the kisser, no doubt they had an appreciation of China’s need to act tough and save face, an important and well acknowledged attribute amongst the east Asians. Be that as it may, Pope Francis was able to meet Hong Kong’s (imprisoned) Cardinal Joseph Zen in the Vatican only three short months after Xi allegedly gave Pope Francis the finger in Central Asia.

The Vatican, you see, used diplomacy and not the Luca Brasi sort of offer, which is all Zelensky and his fellow thugs understand.

And, whilst I remain critical of China, I can see that Xi, Li and the rest of them have mountains of work in front of them and that Xi, no more than Li, is not the Holy Spirit. Not only can he not be in all places at the same time but, in all probability, he could not fit the Pope into his Kazakh schedule but, had Xi met him, then Xi would probably have been appropriately suited and booted to best play his part as a world leader. Xi, or Li for that matter, would no more take sartorial tips from Zelensky than they would heed advice from that parasite on any other matter.

Zelensky, you see, is not a political leader, as Xi or Li are or as Hollywood actor Reagan was; he is cut from a far inferior cloth. He is a cheap hustler, who earned his bread by cross dressing and now keeps himself in clover by panhandling the world, China, the new Japan, included if he had his way.

Some years ago, when Japan was cock of the walk, some Latin American leader or other asked the Japanese prime minister how his country could emulate Japan’s economic success. The Japanese Prime Minister told him that there were two ways, to either work hard like the Japanese or to borrow from Japan.

Though Zelensky and his cronies could try to emulate Xi, Li and China’s other 1.4 billion citizens by working hard, the begging bowl seems to be their preferred option. But China has far more deserving cases from Gaza and Syria to countries contiguous to it. And, whatever we think of Gaza, Syria and the 14 countries, Kazakhstan included, that border China, we can be sure that the diplomats from those countries would act much more professionally and be far more gracious than that jumped up male stripper from the sewers of Kiev, who now plays the part of a panhandling President that is a cross between Coco the Clown and Bozo, former POTUS Reagan’s pet monkey. 





russian dog?....

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba has been bitten by a “large dog”while walking his own three canines in Kiev, sustaining minor injuries to his leg, the diplomat revealed on Monday.

Kuleba described the incident on Instagram, posting a picture of his wound and saying his pets, which were ultimately unharmed, had been targeted by an unleashed dog.

“Dogs should be loved, but also they should be kept on leashes,” the diplomat wrote.

Kuleba was eventually treated at hospital. Though the official did not elaborate on the size of the hostile dog, his injury appeared to be minor.

The diplomat owns three dogs, including a French bulldog he adopted back in 2022, said to have been rescued from the now-Russian city of Mariupol. The pet has repeatedly accompanied Kuleba on various diplomatic events.

The Ukrainian diplomat is no stranger to using personal injuries for political gains. In June 2022, he suffered a leg injury while trying to “get back into sports.” Subsequently, Kuleba appeared in casts and with crutches at diplomatic events, while bragging on social media about his resilience, and claiming his leg injury was not an obstacle for him seeking more aid from the West, amid Kiev’s conflict with Moscow.

The minister, like many other Ukrainian officials, has taken an aggressive approach to diplomacy, repeatedly condemning those who criticize Kiev or are seen as sympathising with Moscow. Over the weekend, Kuleba launched a tirade against Tucker Carlson for his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing the American conservative journalist of helping Moscow to spread its “bloodthirsty lies.”