Commentary & Analysis, Eyewitness Accounts, War Essay

The smell of war is in the air…

Original: / Nikolai Yurenev
Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf
CVo11U_U8AA0fiO.png-largeThe putrid smell of war draws near. It is still difficult to make out, and for many—altogether impossible, but war is coming for us. As for me, I have not been able to shake off the feeling that the Third World War has already begun. For now, we still deceive ourselves that these are only local conflicts and nothing more…

But the ranks of our friends are catastrophically dwindling, while enemies grow in number…

Today, Russia has already opened two fronts: the Ukrainian in the Donbass and the Syrian. The third one—Turkish—is on its way, and from there, God knows where else.

There is still no single battlefront in this war. It is localized in all the corners of the globe. Historians will one day identify its starting point—the genesis of the Third World War. Perhaps this line has already been crossed… after all, the Second World War also began not on June 22, 1941, but in September of 1939.

If we take a look at Syria, this conflict has already drawn in NATO, Russia and fifty other states. How is it not a world war?

A Russian warplane was shot down by Turkey, a member of NATO. Our military has, in return, promised to shoot down Turkish planes. An S-400 missile complex has been installed… Just imagine if an American plane is brought down. In the place of Turks, this is exactly the kind of provocation I would arrange. And that’s when all hell will break loose…

No, I am not defeatist, nor am I a panic-monger. If it’s my duty, so be it. “And we all to the last man shall die fighting for this!”

It is just that many of today’s patriots from the so-called “sofa regiment” have not even the slightest idea of what war truly is. They think that it’s the same as watching TV talk shows with Soloviev, Tolstoy and Babayan, enthralled by the languorous excitement of pride in “our boys”, and in themselves, so patriotic-minded… Pride in Satanovskiy and in Eskin, sons of Israel, who so sweetly incite our bellicosity…

But war is the sour smell of cordite, “smokeless gunpowder”, that refuses to leave your nostrils. The smell of blazing diesel fuel and rubber, the smell of metal melting from the unbearable heat.

It is the cloying sugary smell of burning fat. Human fat.

It is the smell of footcloths that have not been washed in a week. The stench of shit and piss from a latrine, used shyly at first, hiding behind a piece of plywood or a scrap of camouflage scrim, and later without a care for any decency.

War is the smell of a corpse decomposing in the intense sun, with dark-green rot and with eyes pecked out by the birds. It is the sight of a corpse, left lying at the foot of an elevation exposed to enemy fire, about whom no one gives a damn.

War is the smell of cheap cigarettes mixed in with fumes from homebrewed gut-rot after a wake in memory of the guys who did not come back after yesterday’s failed attack.

The smell of war is the scent of baked apples hanging from a charred apple tree near the ruins of a home where no one will ever live again. War smells like burned-to-the-root ripe ears of grain.

The smell of war is the gangrenous stench of field hospitals, the smell of bloodied bandages for which the funny ginger boy from yesterday’s transfer no longer has any use. He died from a jagged piece of shrapnel to the stomach…

And wafting above all this—the aromas of expensive cologne and cigars in the office of a politician turning a profit “for the war”. The incomparable scent of ink on freshly-printed banknotes…


15 thoughts on “The smell of war is in the air…

  1. Reblogged this on Susanna Panevin.


    Posted by susannapanevin | Dec 8, 2015, 05:13
  2. amen.


    Posted by fremo.remo. | Dec 8, 2015, 05:44
  3. Oh yes Gleb, I have nothing much to add, except …

    The socio/psychopaths in Washington, London, Paris, Berlin, Canberra, wherever, will do what the global, Rothschild, banking cartel dictates behind the scenes of the bought and paid for public “propaganda bullhorns” in both politics and the MSM

    They are hell-bent on war – Armageddon even … but maybe not due to prophecy, rather because insane politicians and banksters have organized the entire Empire of Chaos on purpose.

    I just hope that Comrade Putin and his team are ahead of the sordid “game” of global dominance.

    On a personal note: I hope you are well now.


    Posted by gerryhiles | Dec 8, 2015, 08:40
  4. The Great Satan squeezes the Russian Federation’s strongest axis: Crimea – Black Sea – Dardanells – Constantinople, but the pressure is a house of cards.

    The cards are the usurpers of Makkah – bani Hashim is supposed to administer Makkah, the Donmeh of Turkey, and that shitty little country, while ranged against the Great Satan are China, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Hizbullah.

    The question arises as to how long the house can remain standing as Banderastan shows serious signs of disintegration and will be lucky to last the winter, the usurpers have their Yemen and internal problems.

    The longer things are dragged out the weaker Oceania’s economic and political position thus military containment is prescribed while applying the thousand economic and political cuts.


    Posted by jalaludn | Dec 8, 2015, 10:08
  5. Reblogged this on leruscino.


    Posted by leruscino | Dec 8, 2015, 12:07
  6. Thank you for posting this. Many people are becoming aware of the imminence of global war. But remember that the human spirit is always supplied with courage, and that such experiences, though seemingly incomprehensible from afar, become comprehensible and even forgivable in one’s presence. Remember too that the meek shall inherit the earth. Yurenev seems to fear for Russia. But in fact, all people on earth are equally vulnerable to the effects of nuclear winter, should a major global conflagration occur. On the imminence of global war, please see our commentary Ruling Elite Blindly Plays “Dare” with Global Conflagration (New World Order Agenda: Obama’s Reckless Roadmap to World War III? by Joachim Hagopian). Also, it is instructive to do a Google search on scientist Richard Starr’s articles about Nuclear Winter, for those keen on survival.


    Posted by kpomeroy | Dec 9, 2015, 00:34
    • Correction to comment above: the articles about Nuclear Winter are by STEVEN Starr (not Richard.Star).


      Posted by kpomeroy | Dec 9, 2015, 01:28
  7. NATO will attack Russia withing two years (my prediction) The New World Order has been flooding the US and Europeans the lead up propaganda. They don’t care how many die as long as the natural resources and banking are left. As many are atheist Jew Zionists, they want to get as many white Christians killed as possible. They had a clear set back when Russia/Putin launched the Syria campaign. This showed too much in the news about Russia’s superior aircraft, cruise missiles, and especially Russia’s advanced strategic planning. Russia standing alone can destroy NATO. Dr. Ronald Cutburth, engineering scientist, intelligence expert.


    Posted by drcutburth | Dec 9, 2015, 12:50
  8. God help Russia to thread through to avoid a terrible greater war with the lunatics in the West. With the recent Turkey shoot down of a Russian bomber I thought that was it but Russia is calm and strategic.

    But the day is coming when the US and its Anglosphere and EU vassals will go to far.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by AriusArmenian | Dec 9, 2015, 20:42
  9. Reblogged this on The Stoker's Blog and commented:
    The thing that is missing from the game plan is to hide the perps safely. To that end the mention of Patagonia is perhaps moot.

    Perphapenstance Perpchance in Patagonia.

    Just watch.


    Posted by thestoker | Dec 15, 2015, 12:05


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