On this day, March 8, 2022, I found The Abraham Alexander Brigade. This brigade will come to the aid of people’s and nations who are being invaded by larger nations who want to force their will on conquered peoples, or on people – on the verge of being conquered.
Alexander 11, the Tsar of Russia, came to the aid of the Union Army that eventually freed the slaves of the red states. Alexander emancipated the slavs of Russia. He is the grandfather of Nicholas 11 who Putin emulates in his ambition to refound Russian nobility. The children of Harry and Meghan Windsor carry the DNA of the Great Liberator.
Before Kamala Harris became the Vice President, I offered to teach her the history of the Forty-Eighters. She was criticized for her short history of the Ukraine crisis. I will send her this post, History will not be kind to Trump and Putin. The rule is, when you see refugees fleeing their country, there is a villain, a Big Bad Wolf – in pursuit. The AA Brigade will be there for all refugees.
My kin, John and Jessie Fremont, could see the Russian warships from their home at Black Point. Kamala was born in Oakland where these ships could be seen.
Bill Barr is shocked, shocked that Trump was a bad president (msn.com)
Former Attorney General William Barr, who for two years faithfully served in the Trump administration, has written a new memoir titled, “One Damn Thing After Another.” In it, he argues that America needs “leaders who can frame, and advocate for, an uplifting vision of what it means to share in American citizenship” — and says Donald Trump isn’t temperamentally capable of such a task. Indeed, according to Barr, the prospect of another term in office for Trump is “dismaying.”
‘Putin’s days are numbered’: Russian strongman has shown he’s not very strong (msn.com)
“It’s hard for me to watch what (Vladimir) Putin is doing to those people and his own country,” Vindman said. “I also think about my mother’s grave in Kyiv and my other relatives buried there. Will I ever be able to visit their graves and lay flowers upon them? Will anything be left? I’m not sure.”
‘We are refugees’: Russians flee rising authoritarianism (msn.com)
Russians, disheartened by the war in Ukraine, fearful of the pressure from sanctions, and concerned by the muzzling of critical voices, have been fleeing their country in recent days.
Their options are limited – with a near-complete shutdown of European airspace to all flights inbound and outbound from Russia, only a handful of exit corridors remain.
“We are not tourists, dear citizens of Georgia. We are refugees. Personally, I was wanted by the police in Russia for distributing anti-war petitions … [We] ran not from bullets, bombs and missiles, but from prison. If I wrote what I write now while in Russia, I would inevitably go to prison for 15-20 years.”
Kamala Harris mocked for Russia-Ukraine war explanation (nypost.com)
Speaking slowly, Harris began, “So, Ukraine is a country in Europe.”
“It exists next to another country called Russia,” she continued. “Russia is a bigger country. Russia is a powerful country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine. So, basically, that’s wrong, and it goes against everything that we stand for.”
The Pacific Squadron of Imperial Russian Navy at San Francisco in 1863 – Our Narratives
The Unsung Hero in the American Civil War was a Russian Tsar
Jay BJay B.
GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional Graduate
Published Dec 9, 2014
Many people do not know or realize that Tsar Alexander II Nikolaevich of Russia was a contributing factor and perhaps the most significant factor that saved the North from being defeated from the South in the American Civil War.
You won’t read about this in any text book. Below are the facts that validate what I am saying. Please bear in mind what I am about to present is Fact; not Fiction.
In 1861 Lincoln approached the large banks in New York in an attempt to obtain loans to finance the Civil War. 100% of all large banks in New York were under the influence of the Rothschild empire; an empire built on financing wars.
The banks offered Lincoln a deal, 36% interest, knowing full well the United States simply could not afford this loan. This infuriated Lincoln; therefore, President Lincoln decided to print his own money.
By 1862, Lincoln had printed $449,338,902 to finance the Civil War. In 1863, Lincoln discovers the Tsar of Russia, Alexander II Nikolaevich, was having issues with Rothschild as well. Rothschild was attempting to set up a central bank in Russia and Alexander didn’t allow this. The Tsar of Russia wasn’t enemies of Rothschild like Lincoln was; however, they still had a strong dislike for each other. It was at this time, Alexander II Nikolaevich gives Lincoln the support he needs.
It has been documented and well noted in history that England and France were planning to side with the South. England and France tried to convince Alexander to join him, even tried to bribe him, but he refused. After England and France failed at gaining support from Russia, Alexander “stated publicly” if England and France actively intervened with the American Civil war and side with the South, Russia would consider such action a declaration of war and fully support Lincoln and the North. The Tsar of Russia sent his Pacific Fleet to port in San Francisco as well as New York to deter England and France from joining the South. The North had an extremely difficult time winning the Civil War against the South by themselves. Can you imagine if the South had England and France to support them; the North would have been crushed in no time.
Alexander was always fascinated by America. His first letter of many to President Lincoln is dated September 21, 1860 (this is only one of 21 letters from Alexander to the President in the National Archives) less than a month after Lincoln’s inauguration. This is such a cool letter in the sense it’s extremely friendly and personal. I kid you not when I say the Tsar of Russia was telling a new President of the United States, Lincoln, about his newborn son, Grand Duke Paul in a letter that appeared was coming from just an ordinary person; certainly not from one of the most powerful men in the world at that time.
While Alexander showed great respect and admiration for America, another well known and highly respected Russian also showed an immense amount of admiration for America; a Historian named Alexander Gorchakov. Alexander Nikolaevich appointed Historian Alexander Gorchakoy as Chancellor and Foreign Minister.
Alexander Gorchakov, Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Russia stated and I quote, “The American Union, has exhibited to the world the spectacle of prosperity without example in the annals of history.”
Gorchakov was famous for his motivational talks to the Russian military men stationed in America during the Civil War. While more exist, this was Gorchakov’s first message (word for word) to the Russian military men acting as bodyguards and protectors in a way (a deterrent) for the North that clearly would have been defeated quickly with the help of England and France supporting the South.
“For more than eighty years that it has existed the American Union owes its independence. its towering rise, and its progress, to the concord of its members, consecrated, under the auspices of its illustrious founder, by institutions which have been able to reconcile union with liberty….In our view, this union is not only a substantial element of the world political equilibrium, but additionally, it represents the nation toward which our sovereign and Russia as a whole, display the friendliest interest.”
Below are just a few examples of things Alexander did (abolish slavery being one) that are similar to the accomplishments of Lincoln; therefore, I consider Alexander II Nikolaevich the Abraham Lincoln of Russia.
In 1649, Russia instituted a law that made serfs (aka peasants) the property of estates, and made escaping from those estates a criminal offense. From this point on, all serfs were slaves. Their owners could do what they wanted with them; sell them and even beat them for disobedience.
In 1861, Alexander announced 17 legislative acts that would abolish Russians owning surfs. Furthermore, all surfs would be able to buy land from their landlords. The State would advance the the money to the landlords and would recover it from the peasants in 49 annual sums known as redemption payments.
In 1861, all of the twenty three million privately owned serfs were emancipated following the decree issued by Alexander II Nikolaevich granting them the full rights of free citizenship, to marry without having to gain consent, to own property and to own a business.
The arrival of the Imperial Russian Navy′s Pacific squadron at San Francisco in July 1863, where it remained for a year, has been interpreted in several distinctly different ways. While the relationship between the United States and Tsarist Russia might, at first glance, seem to be unusual, linking a democratic republic with a repressive autocratic empire, there were deeper reasons for this odd partnership. Both states were vast, truly continental landmasses with a taste for conquest, seizing large swaths of territory from Mexico and China. In both states land hunger and ever expanding frontiers were linked to religious faith and cultural identity. In the 1860s both states faced a crisis of secession, the Southern Confederacy in 1861 and the Polish uprising in 1863. Both states contained large slave populations, the Russian serf had no more freedom than a field slave in the southern states of America. These synergistic factors far outweighed any ideological divisions.
Critically both states feared the global reach and economic power of Britain, and the cutting edge of that power, the Royal Navy. In 1812 – 1814 America felt the hard hand of British economic warfare; the Russians had learnt the lesson more recently, in the Crimean War of 1854-56. In that conflict Americans supported Russia, supplying arms and intelligence, even offering to operate privateers. After the Crimea American entrepreneurs like Samuel Colt and shipbuilder William H Webb were quick to profit from the Russian re-armament programme. This was a partnership built on self-interest, and shared hatred.
When the Civil War broke out Russia, ideologically averse to internal unrest rejected French calls to join a European diplomatic intervention. In 1863 the Federal Government repaid the compliment by backing Russia against a Polish national uprising, while Britain and France protested. The fact that both powers faced dangerous internal divisions and external pressure from London and Paris generated a geo-strategic partnership.
In the Crimean War the Russian Fleet, unable to get to sea from the Baltic and the Black Sea, had been effectively useless. Learning the lesson the Russians sent their Baltic and Pacific squadrons to America in 1863, in case the Polish Revolt turned into a second Crimean War, in part because the Americans had already offered them access to repair facilities at New York and San Francisco. San Francisco was a key Federal position, during the war $173 million worth of gold passed through the port, shipped to the east by steamer. The Confederates, well aware of these shipments, attempted to seize one of these ships. The presence of Southern sympathisers made the city nervous, and it was not very well defended. Fort Point, now under the southern end of Golden Gate Bridge, was newly completed, but not especially powerful. Without a linked battery on the north shore it was easily avoided. Alcatraz was rather stronger, but did not receive ship-killing 15 inch Rodman guns until 1864. The American Pacific Squadron comprised a few steamers and sailing ships. The monitor Camanche sent out in sections sank to the bottom of the harbour before being unloaded. Although raised she only entered service when the threat had passed. Consequently the arrival of a powerful Russian squadron that offered to defend the port against a Confederate (and perhaps a British) attack was most welcome. That said the Russians Novik was wrecked at Point Reyes, but five more ships arrived, and stayed for a year. Russian sailors helped put out a fire in the city, and spent a lot of money locally, on repairs at Mare Island Navy Yard, supplies and coal, before staging a grand ball. In addition local merchants hoped to secure access to the expanding Russian market in the newly conquered Chinese territory in the Amur River delta, site of modern Vladivostock. Once the Russians had completed their repairs, and the Polish Revolt was over, Admiral Popov departed, the last ship left in August 1864.
This is an excellent case study of diplomatic and strategic interaction, with a strong local resonance. There are a few minor inaccuracies, the Russian flagship Bogatyr, a steam screw corvette, carried 17 guns not the 48 she is credited with on page 70, while Tsar Alexander did not mediate the War of 1812, His offer was firmly rebuffed by the British – at that time their allies against Napoleon.