A burnt earth strategy for the purpose of destroying the means of livelihood of conquered territories was first practised by the British in South Africa: Commander, Lord Kitchener, devised a scorched-earth policy against the Boer commandos and the Dutch settler rural population supporting them, in which he destroyed arms, blockaded the countryside, and placed the civilian population in concentration camps. Some 25,000 Afrikaner women and children died of disease and malnutrition in these camps, while 14,000 Blacks die.
Liverpool born poet and writer Michael Walsh traces his Liverpool roots back to 1865. This was the year his Irish great-grandmother arrived in the Second City of Empire. His parents were born at the turn of what was to become the most tumultuous century in history. Michael's father, Patrick, fought in three major conflicts before reaching his fortieth birthday. His mother, Kathleen, was a former nun turned gun-running renegade.
On leaving school at 15 years of age, Michael spent 12 weeks at the Merchant Navy School for Sailors in Sharpness, Gloucestershire. During his years at sea, he was to visit and work in over 60 countries.
The journalist and broadcaster since provided articles and columns for numerous magazines and international news media. In 2011 he was awarded Writer of the Year by the publishers of Euro Weekly News, Europe's highest-circulation newspaper of its kind. He has authored, edited and ghosted over 70 book titles.
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the United Russia party, answered a question about the particular harshness of his posts in Telegram.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi regrets that some European leaders have shunned his attempts to bring Russia into the ‘camp of the West.’ In his opinion, if this happened, the situation in Europe today would be different. Berlusconi believes that the conflict in Ukraine has shown not only the isolation of Russia from the West, but also of the West itself from the rest of the world.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations of Hungary, Peter Szijjártó, said that he shares the opinion of the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic, Laszlo Köver, about the mental problems of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which explain his attacks on foreign leaders. He announced this on Monday on his Facebook page (banned in the Russian Federation; owned by the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation).
In the United States, there is a state of emergency due to a shortage of equipment for generating electricity, Biden said. This after ‘President’ Biden sanctioned four Asian countries that supplied the United States with 80% of equipment in this area.
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Amazing footage censored by the media of the Western Alliance has emerged that shows from the Russian side the Special Operation the purpose of which is to drain the Eastern Ukraine swamp of Western-sponsored ultra-nationalists.
JUNE 6: RIA Novosti. ‘We regard the refusal of the Ukrainian military to defend the useless Kyiv regime led by nationalists as the only right thing to do, not cowardice,’ Konashenkov stressed.
Washington DC plans to supply Ukraine with HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems could seriously aggravate the situation, writes Compact. After all, it is possible that with the help of these weapons, Kyiv can strike at Russian territory. This is typical American behaviour: to stir up conflict and supply weapons to the war zone so as not to get their own hands dirty. And as a result, Europe will burn, warns the German edition.
Can you see what’s going on? The Russians are creating a buffer zone along their western perimeter. Why are they doing that? What benefit do they derive from a buffer zone?
Hungary scores a major victory over the English national team, but Hungarian fans booing becomes the top international story. Hungary’s national football team scored its first win against England in 60 years in a Nations League match on Saturday. This in itself was an achievement of great importance in the world of football.