[in ancient Greek]
A letter was banned.
Why did Putin have the letter Z emblazoned on every military vehicle (particularly tanks) invading Ukraine?
Z mean “he lives” in ancient Greek.
Why did Putin have the letter Z emblazoned on every tank entering Ukraine?
There is no Z in the Russian Cyrillic alphabet.
There is likewise no Z in the Ukrainian Cyrillic alphabet.
If Z stands for Zelensky, why not use the Russian or Ukrainian equivalent of a Z?
Why use a Roman letter?
My gut feeling tells me this was psychological warfare.
The obvious answer would be a campaign to scare Zelensky.
But I feel there is more to this story.
Did Vladimir Putin like movies?
What kind of movies?
Soviet spy movies.
Is Putin a fan of the James Bond franchise?
Putin retired as a Lieutenant Colonel of the KGB in 1991 after 16 years of service.
At least five of those years were spent in East Germany.
Putin speaks German as a second language.
This film predates the start of Putin’s KGB career by six years.
Z was taken up by the followers of Yves Montand’s character after his murder in this film.
The Z was painted on the street during a clash between protestors and police.
What is Z about?
At the highest levels.
May 2, 2014.
Trade Unions House in Odessa.
32 pro-Russian activists died of suffocation.
They were burned alive in the building.
The doors were barricaded so they could not get out.
An additional 10 pro-Russian activists jumped to their death from windows of the building as it was on fire.
Seven of those who died were women.
One was a 17-year-old boy.
As activists tried to escape, they were beaten by Ukrainian “unity” (pro-Maidan) protestors.
The pro-Russian activists were vastly-outnumbered.
46 of those killed in the fire were Ukrainians from Odessa.
The other two were Ukrainians from other towns.
The true story of Grigoris Lambrakis.
And his death in Thessaloniki.
The first letter of the Greek word, “Zi”.
A graffito from 1960s Greece after the death of Lambrakis.
But Z is also the last letter of the English alphabet.
I am the alpha (first letter) and the omega (last letter).
The end times.
The last battle.
The last straw.
The hill to die on.
The 26th letter of the English alphabet.
Invasion on the 24th of February.
What was the planetary alignment on 2/22/22?
Ezra Pound went by Z.
As you can see why.
Who avenges the helpless, punishes cruel politicians, and aids the oppressed.
Putin on a horse.
Zorro is Don Diego Vega.
A fictional character created 100 years ago by Johnston McCulley.
An important detail.
Zorro’s mother is dead.
Putin’s mother died of tuberculosis when he was 18.
The dead moms club.
Zorro is a metaphorical chess master.
Master of complex strategy.
Master of planning.
Planning before a battle.
But also a master of improvisation.
Zorro is not about brute force.
Zorro uses psychological warfare.
Zorro provokes his opponents into errors.
Zorro prods his opponents to seek revenge.
And be blinded by vengeful rage.
Zorro is a master of provocation and setting traps.
Zorro is a spy.
Zorro provokes anger.
Like a punk rocker.
To keep his enemies off-balance.
Don Q, Son of Zorro.
Z, son of Q.
World War Z.
The last war.
The most important thing about this film is Raoul Coutard.
It was just one month ago that the world lost Christos Sarzetakis.
President of Greece 1985-1990.
Let’s not forget that Greece was ruled by a military junta from 1967-1974.
So this film (1969) came at a particularly tense time in the country’s history.
And it was made in French.
I agree with some of this film.
#USAoutofNATO is my preferred tag.
Jan. 6 was a set-up.
9/11 was an inside job.