The Pickering Post
Thursday, 21st February 2019

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


In a shock move last night Russia’s Vladimir Putin slammed reciprocal sanctions on Europe and the West in a clear case of self harm, at the same time he has doubled the Russian military presence on the border in response to an imminent Ukrainian attack. 

A full scale conflict is unfolding while NATO and the West sit idle.

Putin has opted for what Putin excels at... brinkmanship, but this is his biggest crash-or-crash-through gamble yet. 

As Russia’s economy teeters it can ill afford the voluntary loss of critical imports from Europe and it leaves Putin a small window of time in which to win a war before he crumbles under his own hand. 

So it appears as if it’s all on.

The MH17 site is doomed to become lost in a much wider theatre of war and it may never be known who exactly downed the Malaysian flight. The most likely explanation is this:

Russia had supplied surface-to-air missiles to shoot down Ukrainian fighters bombing eastern Ukrainian cities. After the “rebels” had been successful in shooting down two fighters the Ukrainian war planes began “shadowing” passenger jets to avoid radar detection. 

They were flying directly below the airliners to create one blip on the radar screen, the rest is history.

What goes unreported in Ukraine is eclipsing Gaza’s devastation as a quarter million refugees move north to escape Ukrainian genocide where thousands have been massacred and Russia is rendered unable to protect its ethnics from without.

But Putin’s plan is prescient and he must move quickly before the West’s, Europe’s, and now his own sanctions, start to bite.


There was a famine caused by the economic dislocations of collectivization, the need to deliver grain surpluses to pay for industrialization, the increasing urban population and a poor harvest from which excessive deliveries were made. There were a series of mistakes and miscalculations by local officials but no deliberate policy of imposing famine let alone genocide. The whole country was short of food that year. Of course some prefer their made up tales. I suppose you admire Bandera?

Good work Marvin but those who deny the holodomor etc will never accept it. Sb probably does not believe in the holocaust either. The Russians actually slaughtered and ate Ukrainian people. Cannibals at one time, and only in the last 100 years.

Using Holodomor in reference to the famine emphasizes its man-made aspects, arguing that actions such as rejection of outside aid, confiscation of all household foodstuffs, and restriction of population movement confer intent, defining the famine as genocide; the loss of life has been compared to the Holocaust.[by whom?] [23] If Soviet policies and actions were conclusively documented as intending to eradicate the rise of Ukrainian nationalism, they would fall under the legal definition of genocide. Got it?

I suspect this minor event was missing from your Russian education s..b... To further your education have a look at these sites: and The Holodomor (Ukrainian: ?????????, "Extermination by hunger" or "Hunger-extermination";[2] derived from '?????? ???????', "Killing by Starvation" [3][4][5]) was an orchestrated famine in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1932 and 1933 that killed about 4 million Ukrainians.[6] During the famine, which is also known as the "Terror-Famine in Ukraine" and "Famine-Genocide in Ukraine",[7][8][9] millions of citizens of the Ukrainian SSR, the majority of whom were Ukrainians, died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine.[10]

That was from the upheavel of collectivization, not a planned genocide.

Ukrainians suffered a lot under Stalin and the Bolsheviks.

There has never been a genocide against Ukrainians conducted by Russia under any ruler. You confuse it with the German occupation.

1farmer You've forgotten Sandra Elmington

I've just worked it out. Jo Blow stringybark ferna & Eric all live together. Or in fact may even be the very same person. That's the only way they could each be always in agreement with each other.

7 million 1farmer.

Ethnic cleansing is inter-generational sport with the Slavs. The rest of us should just be patient.

The Georgian born Stalin did the same to the Russians.

Russia did some serious ethnic cleansing with the Famine-Genocide in the 1930s. Was it not 4 million souls they cleansed from the the Ukraine?

Twodogs You haven't seen enough Russian television or read some of the fantasy on this and other sites. The impossible is not only possible, it becomes fact.

This is why the vast majority of people wanted to see the back of Yanukovic:

I have never heard of an anti aircraft missile that passes a lower altitude aircraft to hit a higher one when they are both in the same trajectory of the missile...

This article articulates the Russian situation very well.

The majority are all parroting the MSM who we know are run in the best interest of those who control the events they cover. It is a shame that Putin is demonized by the West, set up by the US/NATO/Globalists forces for not being a part of their NWO. History will write a different story and when those grieving their loved ones of MH17 find out the truth, their anger will not be at Putin or the Russain rebels. I am beyond disappointed at TA for his comments about Russia and Putin. I expected much more of him, then to be a part of the NWO sheeple.

The ABC reports today on our big mouth politicians:
Former Australian ambassador to Russia and Ukraine, Cavan Hogue, says it is not constructive for Australia to be entering into a tit-for-tat trade ban with Russia.
"What's in it for us? It's essentially a European problem. We seem to be doing it because we want to go along with Europe and North America," he said.
"So I think we would have probably been better served by just keeping our big mouths shut.
"How much of this is for domestic purposes and how much of this is really supposed to have some effect, I don't know."
"The whole approach has been to hit the Russians with a stick. They're pretty tough characters and whether we'd have done any better with a carrot, I don't know," he said.
"But the effect of just all this public berating of them - my feeling is they're going to sort of back into the corner and hit back.
"I think that was always going to be the reaction. Because what can Putin do? He can back down and lose face domestically and internationally or he can hit back. He's left in a very difficult situation."
He says he also doubts it is useful for Prime Minister Tony Abbott to label Russia a "bully".
"Right from the beginning we've been attacking the Russians. Now, Putin is far from perfect. He's a very authoritarian character. But it's a very complicated situation," Mr Hogue said.
"So public insults just doesn't seem to me to be getting anywhere, particularly from Australia."

Ethnic cleansing is alive and in full operation for the last 50 to 60 years.