My Last Post On Ukraine And National Security Issues By Walrus.

A worried walrus

The sheer size and scope of the Western information operations right now regarding Ukraine and Russia in my opinion dwarfs what was done in the lead up to the second invasion of Iraq.

Even in unimportant Australia, the commercial and public broadcasters feature daily stories about the plucky Ukrainians getting ready for an imminent Russian invasion and the print media feature think-pieces about Putin trying to recreate the glory days of Catherine the Great and a new Russian empire, etc. Then there are the stories of gallant NATO members rushing to assist little Ukraine. I am now completely unnerved by the scope and obvious imbalance of this coverage. The media is totally on board the war train.

In light of this, it is to be expected that efforts to suppress alternative viewpoints are part of the planned program shortly or in tandem with the commencement of hostilities. I expect that access to “alternative” websites (eg: and perhaps SST will become difficult if not impossible.

I am not going to post again on what is happening in Ukraine or foreign policy because, as Patrick Armstrong has already found, Governments, including the Australian Government, have many means of coercing obedience and silencing critics. I do not have an inflated view of my importance, it’s just that I and those I care about, have numerous vulnerabilities to be easily exploited if it is decided that even my ramblings are intolerable.

That is all.

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26 Responses to My Last Post On Ukraine And National Security Issues By Walrus.

  1. Rodney says:

    I’ll miss your insight but family and friends, colleagues come first.

  2. Rodney says:

    I’ve noticed the onslaught too. Even here in Japan the English news/clickbait web site has seen daily posts for the last week.

  3. Fred says:

    “information operations”

    At least nobody did that with the Wuhan flu and its treatment or prophylaxis.

    • Carey says:

      > At least nobody did that with the Wuhan flu and its treatment or prophylaxis. <

      Heh, yeah: "Get 'your vaccine' right away! "


  4. Marlene says:

    If everybody would had retreated to care of their own we would had never had the victory against the nazi scourge which provided us all with the past 75 years of peace and relative freedom.

    It is thanks to all those who gave their lives ( mainly millions of Soviet people against whom we now retreat to allow our governmetns to fight, unjustifiably, again ) in the European battle ground that we are alive and living,ore or less confortable.

    Those who gave their lives in the European battlefield fighting the nazi scourge had also realtives to care of, and who could fall in the hands of the enemy.
    Ask the Belarusian people, whose villages, where there only remained old men, women and children were raided and the people slaughtered.
    Yet, Lukashenko continues to face these criminals offensive on us all.

    It is our duty to take the fight now. Each one with its capacities, each one with its means.

    To think that for keeping silent we will be spared is just an illusion.

  5. Pat Lang says:

    I have moved Turcopolier to a relatively secure environment, taken care with my communications and refuse all offers of paid participation in the blog as being probable attempts at infiltration. We will continue here until destroyed or incapacitated by age or ill health.

    • Marlene says:

      Thanks a lot, Colonel Lang, yours is of the few web sites where news from the resistance to the technosanitary dictatorship can be posted.
      Also where free expression is allowed with regard criticizing the Kremlin administration.

      Related to the stand off between Russia and NATO, after watching the smiling expression by Lavrov after the last Geneva talks, it is my impression that a short, controlled in time and size, armed conflict, would well serve both, NATO countries and Russia ( which are otherwise unexplainably allied on impossing the technosanitary dictatorship agreed at Davos on their peoples…) to cover for the current exposition on vaccines fiasco plus the now impossible to cover, if not by a insurmontably higuer noise, exponentially appearing side effects of this genic experimental .

      No need for you to give your opinion on this, I understand your possition as retired military.
      May be others, can chime in…

      • Pat Lang says:

        What I am seeking is “the satisfaction that proceeds from duty faithfully performed.” That is all.

        • Barbara Ann says:

          Your physical self may have returned home Colonel, but it is clear what keeps you always, beside the city of the Trojans.

  6. Rick Merlotti says:

    “The media is totally on board the war train.”

    Back in my yute there were some anti-war voices in the media and even in the political world. More recently, not so much. MSM are just stenographers for the War Party.

  7. Marlene says:

    Covid “karen” in the front of the Freedom Rally at DC…

  8. mcohen says:

    Hi ozzie yarn is called for

    The fly blown brumby snorted in the stall
    Kookaburras shrieked the final call
    As four & twenty blackbirds smeared across the sky
    The race got under way

    A roar goes up In the punters stands
    As money changes hands
    Its win or lose
    But you can’t choose

    In the backroom cubans burn
    Old money sips old whiskey
    As they hit the turn
    Their horse is looking frisky

    Down the final straight
    The thunder of the hooves
    Out of nowhere no time to wait
    The brumby made it’s moves

    Well the rest is history
    Old money took a bruise
    Done in by the bush brumby
    Who had nothing to lose.

  9. JerseyJeffersonian says:


    Sorry to hear of your fears for your nearest and dearest at the hands of thin-skinned autocrats. Perhaps you can begin to comprehend my own anger at how the bullying of our very own thin-skinned autocrats in a quite real, and not at all metaphorical, way got under the skin of my wife and stepson through their enforced injections.

    It is ever thus with these people: first, they gaslight you, and then, whether you believe their baloney or not; second, they give you reason to fear them through their attitudes, policies, and yes, threats, implicit or imagined, treading ever closer to you and yours, and; third, they take away your liberties, and even your freedom of speech to protest and to point out their oppressions.

    On the streets of your own country you have seen this, but likely wanted to dismiss it, because those anti-mandate demonstrators and protesters were just asking for it through their intransigence, no?

    Reminds me of that old poem…first, they came for x, but I said nothing because I wasn’t x…and finally they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

    Unless rights are defended steadfastly, they don’t really exist.

    A stanza from an old song from Buffalo Springfield:

    Paranoia strikes deep,
    Into your life it will creep,
    It starts when you’re always afraid,
    Step out of line,
    The man comes to take you away.

    But, no, that can’t happen here…oh, wait!

    Bon chance, Walrus.

  10. fotokemist says:


    I, too, will miss your comments. I am truly saddened by what Australia has been turned into. Some really enjoyable visits there ~ 30 years ago.

    May God be with you.


  11. Deap says:

    More US performance art – 1/23/22 State Dept say Do Not Travel to Russia”
    (Very bad mojo going on)

    Biden Press Secretary also reminds Americans since they do not microchip US citizens, there is no way for the US Embassy to know where Americans are located.

    Dept of State:

    “Do not travel to Russia due to ongoing tension along the border with Ukraine, the potential for harassment against U.S. citizens, the embassy’s limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Russia, COVID-19 and related entry restrictions, terrorism, harassment by Russian government security officials, and the arbitrary enforcement of local law.

    Due to Russia’s heightened military presence and ongoing military exercises along the border region with Ukraine, U.S. citizens located in or considering travel to the districts of the Russian Federation immediately bordering Ukraine should be aware that the situation along the border is unpredictable and there is heightened tension.

    Given the on-going volatility of the situation, U.S. citizens are strongly advised against traveling by land from Russia to Ukraine through this region. In addition, there is the potential throughout Russia of harassment towards foreigners, including through regulations targeted specifically against foreigners.

    The U.S. government’s ability to provide routine or emergency services to U.S. citizens in Russia is already severely limited, particularly in areas far from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow due to Russian government limitations on U.S. staffing and the suspension of consular services at U.S. consulates.”

  12. blue peacock says:

    So many have acquiesced to dictatorships out of fear and protection of what they had. We see that time & time again how people comply to prevent the harsh retribution of authoritarianism. At the end they lose it anyway.

    Totalitarianism has to be resisted early by the many!

  13. Balint Somkuti, PhD says:

    Freedom of speach and democracy?

    I am a historian I always say the second ugliest thing in human history is a revolution, the first are the events leading to a revolution.

    Conservatives like me dont strive for a revolution, yet we all know what Burke said about the evil to succeed.

  14. Esteban says:

    I’ve tried sharing a post on a few sub-reddits with about 20 links of not-so-mainstream media (Turcopolier included, of course) and it was rejected every time.

    • Pat Lang says:

      No idea what you are talking about, but if I think you are a jerk you will not be published.

  15. Deap says:

    Does a new generation of Australians need to review the WWI Battle of Gallipoli?
    Both documentaries and the movie are moving. Gliding past the Gallipoli monument standing tall over the Dardanelles even today, brings somber remembrance by those who do remember.

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