The Operation Barbarossa II File: But Who Will Prosecute?

When this plane appears...
When this plane appears…

by Christopher Black, … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

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[ Editor’s note: There are no punches pulled here with Brother Black today. He is going for the jugular. I have long wondered how he has been able to remain as high profile as he has for so long, when so many have bitten the dust. But he is the Energizer Bunny of the international attorney brigade, picking up mantles that virtually all have dropped and don’t even pretend to care about any more.

In the American South we have a colloquial phrase for people like this, simple and straight, “He sure ain’t no quitta”. While some would cast him as a modern-day Don Quixote, wasting his time on a dream, filing legal cases has long been used to resurrect buried stories by getting the evidence of a case into a public legal record, where those accused have to respond, and more evidence can be subpoenaed. We all know how “they” hate to have that spotlight put on them.

Other legal institutions have ducked their jobs, like the UN, regarding the Saudis’ terror campaign against Yemen, with the Saudis’ illegal blockade and even refusing UN officials access to do their work. Saudi Arabia has literally gotten away with murder, with the official world just standing by and watching.

The Saudis have used the corruption of the West to protect themselves, by buying off anyone in a position to make trouble for them. To date it has worked, but Christopher Black is going after bigger game, trying to bag those trying to pre-stage the next big war. He deserves our support, as he is working for We the People.

He shows his roots in this piece, with its historical framing, and reminds us once again that the people who make the wars are alive and well only because we allow them to be, when so many others have suffered at their hands. Are they really that much more powerful than all the rest of us, or is it something else? Are we just too lazy, or too stupid, or too willing to think that it will always be someone else getting the short end of the stick?  Jim W. Dean ]

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Christopher Black

– First published …  July 28,  2017

As some of you may remember, I am compiling a criminal dossier on the western powers concerning, among other things, their preparations for Operation Barbarossa II, the term that I use for NATO’s build-up of forces in Eastern Europe threatening the security of Russia.

The first Operation Barbarossa, 1941

In June, the BALTOPS 2017 NATO naval and air exercises were conducted in the Baltic Sea near Kaliningrad and the approaches to St. Petersburg simultaneously with the Saber Strike military ground exercises in Latvia and Lithuania.

On July 11th NATO’s Sea Breeze naval exercises began in the Black Sea, threatening Russia’s southern flank. The NATO exercises are conducted every year, and every year they become more menacing.

An indication of the level of the threat to Russia was the use in the BALTOPS exercises, for the first time, of the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, (AWACS), an aircraft that can “look down” on and “shoot down” targeted low and high flying aircraft.

It is used to gain and maintain control of a battle and to detect enemy planes and ships at great distances, direct planes to attack them, and coordinate air support for ground battles.

E-3 Sentry aircraft were used in the NATO attack on Yugoslavia in 1999 – were in the air near New York City when the unexplained attack on New York was carried out in September 2001 – were used in the US attack and invasion of Iraq in 2003, the NATO attack on Libya in 2011 –and have been used for US bombing attacks on Syria.

When this plane appears, war happens. Its sinister presence in the ongoing military exercises means that the NATO forces are rehearsing for coordinated operations against Russia.

At the same time as the entry of E-3 AWACS aircraft into the battlefield scene, the USA also sent strategic B-1 bombers to the BALTOPS exercises. These aircraft have been used to drop bombs on Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan, and recently threatened North Korea. They can fly fast and drop a lot of bombs.

During the Saber Strike exercises, NATO forces practiced amphibious assaults on beaches resembling those around Kaliningrad. The threat is clear. So are NATO intentions in the Black Sea. A US military analyst, commenting on the presence of two additional ships over last year’s exercises, wrote that this “sends a powerful message – one that is firmly directed at the Russians.”

The evidence for criminal charges is there. We have the vow of Mr. Tillerson, the American foreign minister, to help the Kiev regime in Ukraine crush the Donbas republics, producing the reaction of the Donetsk Republic – the announcement of the creation of a new state to be renamed Malororossia, little Russia, thereby directly challenging the legitimacy and existence of the Kiev regime.

We have the attempts to bring Cyprus, a strategic island necessary for dominating the Middle East, under NATO control.

We have the intense propaganda campaign against Russia in the West focused on allegations of undermining western democracy and the phony witch-hunt in the USA against anyone who has anything to do with Russia.

A reasonable person has to conclude that conditions are being prepared for war, an aggressive war against Russia, therefore charges of aggression and conspiracy to commit aggression are more than justified.


Well… this pretty well sums up American think tanks of the Left and Right… and now The Search for Intelligent Life continues…

China is also threatened. In reaction, China has now sent its ships to the Mediterranean and the Baltic, joining Russian military exercises there and in the Black Sea – a remarkable historical event. It continues to build up its defences in the China Sea, and has just opened a base in Somalia for its ships that will be manned by 10,000 men.

These tensions, plus the threats against North Korea, the continued wars in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, where US planes, in one of their routine “mistakes” killed 16 Afghan policemen, raise the fear of a general world war conducted by the United States against those nations and peoples.

As if the people of the world don’t have enough to deal with in the threat of abrupt climate change, the ravages of capitalism, the hardship of daily life, we also have to endure daily anxiety about The Bomb – a quick annihilation instead of a slow one.

Where is the diplomacy that people expect from their leaders to find peaceful ways of getting on in the world?

The Russians and Chinese still attempt it, but diplomacy has been completely rejected by the United States. Its interactions with the Russian government in particular are openly aggressive, insulting, and dangerous.

The American presidency, now stripped of any dignity, has been revealed as another Oz, the creation of those hiding behind the curtain, about which we know little in reality, though we are inundated with names, scandals, and power plays all serving to misdirect and misinform us as to what is really going on, who is doing it and what their real objectives are.

An example of this is the intention by the US Congress to adopt legislation termed the “Russian Sanctions Review Act of 2017”, that requires the American president to obtain permission to rescind any “sanctions” imposed by Presidential Executive Orders. Reports state Trump may have reluctantly agreed to this. I leave it to American constitutional lawyers to explain how that is legally possible, because it appears on the face of it that this is an attempt to limit the executive authority of the presidency and transfer executive authority to the Congress – a violation of the Constitution. But I stand to be corrected.

If the American President can make an executive order imposing “sanctions”, then it follows he has the power to rescind them. But with this proposed legislation, the power to impose is left intact while the power to remove sanctions, once imposed, is taken away unless Congress permits it.

In June 2014 at the behest of Western oligarchs, this Odessa librarian was strangled with a lamp cord and then her throat cut…to send a message of what was in store for Donbass

The legislation, another arrow from their quiver of war propaganda, assumes that Russia is undermining peace and security in Ukraine, and assumes as a given that Russia engaged in cyber attacks on the USA and its citizens. It requires that the President certify that Russia has stopped these alleged activities before “sanctions” can be lifted.

Since none of the assumptions are correct, there can be no lifting of American “sanctions” on Russia. They are meant to be permanent, and as we see with the cases of Iran and North Korea, continually tightened to create maximum pain for the victim.

“Sanctions” are a euphemism for illegal economic warfare, and are a part of the hybrid war being carried out by the NATO powers against Russia and the other victims of this form of warfare.

The military exercises that are carried out by the NATO powers are also clearly illegal under international law; they are violations of the UN Charter and the Nuremberg Principles that make planning and preparation for aggressive war the fundamental war crime and are another form of the hybrid warfare taking place.

Hybrid warfare is warfare that uses all techniques across all spheres of society to undermine and destroy an enemy. In their famous 1999 paper, “Unrestricted Warfare”, Chinese Army colonels, Qiao Liang and Wang Xiansui, discussed the multitude of means that can be used to strike at a country, both military and non-military, including hacking into websites, targeting financial institutions, terrorism, use of the media and information, and urban warfare.

Qiao stated “the first rule of unrestricted warfare is that there are no rules. With nothing forbidden. This is warfare which transcends all boundaries and limits, in short: unrestricted warfare. This kind of war means that all means will be in readiness, that information will be omnipresent, and the battlefield will be everywhere. It means that all weapons and technology can be superimposed at will, it means that all the boundaries lying between the two worlds of war and non-war, of military and non-military, will be totally destroyed, and it also means that many of the current principles of combat will be modified, and even that the rules of war may need to be rewritten.”

It seems American strategists have studied the Chinese paper thoroughly. They are engaging in most of those forms of warfare against Russia and are planning to use other forms as well, including legal, social, psychological, and cultural, as well as military and economic means. The various “sanctions” laws against Russia are examples of the use of quasi-legal methods as a form of warfare. The scandal concocted out of whole cloth about Russia undermining western ‘democracy’ and President Trump’s dealings with Russians are another aspect of this warfare.

In one sense, the adoption of these methods means that some in the US military leadership recognise that whenever something reaches an ultimate point, it will turn in the opposite direction, that there is always a reaction. The invention of nuclear weapons, the “ultra-lethal weapon” which can wipe out all mankind, has plunged mankind into an existential trap of its own making. To escape that trap and the moral arguments against the use of mass destruction weapons as a crime against mankind, the reality of interlocking of economic systems and concern for the destruction of the earth’s environment leads logically to the conclusion that the way to victory is not through killing but through control.

However, the US leadership also contains factions that are clearly prepared to use the ultimate lethal weapons of mass destruction.

The West has already used nukes against Syria and Yemen to affect political solutions

The use of hybrid warfare methods against Russia are doomed to failure. Therefore, control cannot be achieved. This will inevitably drive that faction to push for the use of the ultimate weapon, despite its dangers to humanity.

We see an example of the failure of the attempts to secure control in the European Union’s reaction to the news of “new sanctions” proposed by the US against Russia that will negatively affect European businesses. The European Union leadership is talking openly of retaliation, both legal and economic, if these further trade embargoes are imposed.

A clash is developing between the members of the Atlantic alliance, with the USA diminishing in both prestige and power, while Chinese trains and naval ships now arrive in European cities and ports along with their “win-win” ideas.

So, in this context, the escalation of the propaganda inside the United States against Russia, a propaganda that even risks the coherence of the American state itself, indicates that the worst of the criminals are in charge and are capable of anything.

The Operation Barbarossa II criminal file is open. The evidence mounts. But who will prosecute?


Christopher Black is an international criminal lawyer based in Toronto. He is known for a number of high-profile war crimes cases and recently published his novel “Beneath the Clouds”. He writes essays on international law, politics and world events, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

First published 28 July 2017 –


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  1. “… an attempt to limit the executive authority of the presidency and transfer executive authority to the Congress – a violation of the Constitution.”

    Wasn’t the authority to declare wars already transferred from legislative to the executive branch…? Oh well, who’s counting?

  2. The top facebook comment by Jim Frieson is an important element to the identity of the ‘who’, the great and powerful OZ who runs the world from ‘behind the curtain’.

    The Pope also administers the Universal Commercial Code thereby regulating ALL the world’s trade along with ALL articles of incorporation. A little research will turn up the fact that they deem the Pope literal owner of the entire earth and all it’s resources, entitled through the false assumption that Peter was given the ‘keys of the kingdom’ they claim by the authority of Jesus Christ.

  3. OK, here goes. If Christopher black, or anyone else with the resources and desire to prosecute why not do this. Rather than take on the CIA with a frontal assaultI think it is possible to criminally charge with assault, or terrorist threat, pick one, a broadcast network’s anchor person. Under the beoad definition of the crimes I mentioned can be found wording which defines the laws as pertinent to anyone who makes one fear for their life, or the life of a family member…. The charge(s) may be filed in any local city, county, state, or federal court. I am sure many of us start our day with the fear, manufactured by CNN et al, of N. Korea doing something the broadcaster knows is impossible for the N. Koreans to do. There is the inthent. Enough video evidence of the media doing this. If I walked up to you and showed you a photo of a mutilated body, and said this is what I am going to do to you. I am guilty of assault. Someone say I am wrong.

  4. Some would argue (see Joachim Hoffman’s “Stalin’s War of Extermination”) the original purpose of the first Operation Barbarossa was a last minute attempt by Hitler to preempt a surprise Soviet invasion of Germany, which was to have taken place somewhere between mid and late 1941. In this case, the build-up of NATO forces along Russian borders portends the ‘table has turned’ and it is NATO that is actuating a plan to invade Russia, which we might expect will take place sometime before an imminent financial/economic collapse of the United States. We might equally worry,if Putin’s response to the the tell tale signs of a planned NATO invasion of Russia, would be the same as Hitler’s. In which case Russian forces won’t stop with just sweeping through Germany, but will proceed all the way to Europe’s Atlantic coast. Hopefully and in just the nick of time, Europe may be waking up to the danger it faces.

  5. It’s funny that recently articles, and youtube videos have popped up which claim radiation is a hoax, going so far as to say it is nonexistant.
    I was left wondering why someone would make such a claim. Well it, all media, is powerful stuff, and the fastest way to shift public opinion towards using/accepting all things nuclear. Like the BOMB.

  6. What US cannot do in this proxy warfare is to control both sides of war, especially in the potential EU vs Russia, that’s why Pentagon and CIA are shiting their pants over Russia and China. In former Yugoslavia US and Paddy Ashdown literally advised and controlled all sides of a conflict. US like to control all the elements in the equation but with places like Germany, Austria, Russia or China that is just not possible.

    • Going ‘old school’ here but truth is still truth. EVERY ONE of the early Catholic reformers *to a man*, all devout highly educated priests (a couple bible translators among them at least) and sincerely dedicated to that church they truly wished to merely reform, eventually believed, through the correct understanding of the pages of Daniel and Revelation, that the Roman Catholic Church was THE little horn/antichrist/beast/Babylonian whore *system* as clearly and primarily revealed by those two sister books. The significance of their having come to such a unanimous understanding of such a complex doctrine of scripture was no small matter and should not be missed or forgotten. These devout men of God and biblical scholars, Huss, Zwingli, Calvin, Luther, Melanchthon, Wesley, Wycliffe, Knox, on and on and on, ALL, who so vociferously and energetically disagreed on so many other points of scriptural doctrine, were so clear in their understanding of the identity of the antichrist/beast that it eventually drove them out of the church they so loved and served.

      In all discussions of who the puppet master behind the curtain truly is, the adage ‘All roads lead to Rome’ should be taken at it’s fullest *face value*.

      The inspired Word of God is as true and deadly accurate in this matter today as it was in the Reformers time and will be until it all be fulfilled and the Lord comes in Glory to set things straight, finally and for all time.

    • To connect my statement just below with that of the original poster’s … the tentacles of Roman Papal power are well established throughout the world to bring to bear all Hegelian processes needed to achieve it’s (by name (Catholic = Universal), historically overarching clearly stated (and discerned) goal of total One World Government … and (of course) Religion. They are thoroughly positioned in ‘places like’ and ‘specifically’ Germany, Austria, Russia, and even China (where they’ve been present for over a millennia) to effect all necessary changes to suit this purpose.

      Now that the Eastern Orthodox Church has acknowledged Roman Papal authority, as well as now nearly all of Protestantism (the Lutherans will sign on the dotted line of Papal primacy this Oct 31st putting an *official* end to their 500 year old ‘protest’) the table is set for the final events of world history to unfold.

      It will (and sooner than most realize) come down to these two questions:

      Who will you worship?

      Who will you obey?

      Consider …. for centuries upon centuries the Roman Church, in spite of Protestantism’s varied and scripturally unsupportable wiggles and squirms, makes no bones about the fact that it was THEY who “changed” God’s 4th commanded day of worship from the 7th Day (Saturday) to the first, ie Sunday. In fact in one extremely saliently worded pronouncement of that fact they even call it their “**mark** of authority” to have done so.

    Quote from Christopher Black:
    “The United States, though not a member of the ICC, has established its dominating influence in the staff of the tribunal so that it and its Canadian and EU allies effectively control its machinery, most importantly the prosecution, the administration and the selection of judges. It is because of this influence that the ICC falsely accused Muammar Gadhafi with crimes in 2011 thereby helping it excuse the NATO aggression against Libya and also provoking and excusing his murder.
    The ICC is meant to prevent war crimes and war but it has been used in fact to overthrow governments and throw their leaders in prison, or in the tragic case of Muammar Gadhafi, provoke war and excuse murder; just as the ICTY in The Hague was used to justify the NATO aggression against Yugoslavia and the arrest and death in NATO hands of President Milosevic. The ICC continues in that criminal tradition.”
    Does everything that the U.S. touches become corrupted?

  8. First, Russia needs to terminate the gaz going to Ukraine until Minsk is not only taken seriously by Kyiv, but that Europe is brought back into the real world to see how they need to work with Russia and China when it comes to getting past the US hold on them. Russia is biding their time because they are thinking that somehow , someone will come to their senses in Washington – not going to happen because they are all possessed like the Israelis. It’s looking like the US Military is “all in ” in this world poker game except Russia is holding the same cards – military world destruction that the world has never seen before. Maybe there are aliens running the show and telling Washington that they can take out all of Russian nukes. – It certainly looks like Weaselton has a ” trump card”, but only a possessed being would be willing to test it. Weaselton is possessed and the Americans are well programed – how scary is that?

  9. The Russians (and Chinese) should move to a war footing and terminate diplomatic relations with the degenerates in Washington. The degenerates in Washington are going to kill us all.

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