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  • What’s Ahead in the War in Ukraine December 22, 2022

    12/24/2022 8:19:50 PM PST · by Cathi · 33 replies
    Russia Matters ^ | December 22, 2022 | U.S. Lt. Col. Alex Vershinin
    Russia Matters Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs AUTHOR Alex Vershinin U.S. Lt. Col. Alex Vershinin retired after 20 years of service, including eight years as an armor officer with four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and 12 years working as a modeling and simulations officer in NATO and U.S. Army concept development and experimentation. This included a tour with the U.S. Army Sustainment Battle Lab, where he led the experimentation scenario team. The Ukrainian Strategy The Ukrainians’ terrain-focused war of maneuver is constrained by two factors: limited artillery ammunition and equipment production, and coalition...
  • Douglas MacGregor: The Bottom Line

    12/21/2022 11:11:22 AM PST · by ganeemead · 35 replies
    US foreign policy collapsing with Ukraine
  • Scott Ritter - Ukraine Russia War Latest 12/16/22

    12/16/2022 5:24:25 PM PST · by Cathi · 33 replies
    Judging Freedom ^ | December 16, 2022 | Scott Ritter
    A particularly good discussion focusing heavily on Zaluzhny's shocking Economist interview. Ritter shares The Duran analysts views (as does Judge Napolitano) that I already posted a few hours ago though goes into it more thoroughly. He thinks that Zelensky is history and that General Zaluzhny will be the one negotiating the terminal settlement (and hopes to be the next Ukrainian president.) One of the most interesting points is why this interview was set up. Clearly Britain and the U.S. wanted these disclosures made at this time. Ritter believes it is because they want this settled before Russia can take Odessa...
  • General Zaluzhny, Ukraine at a fork in the road

    12/16/2022 2:45:13 PM PST · by Cathi · 20 replies
    The Duran ^ | December 16, 2022 | The Duran
    Alexander: I think the most important news is in fact this interview in the Economist. Three people involved; Zelensky himself; he gave his own version of the events which is exactly the same as he always gives...and then the two military leaders, Zaluzhny, the overall military commander and Syrskyi who is the commander of the Ukrainian army. You read these things and it all looks like on that one hand on the surface that they have had a triumphant autumn. They have won a whole load of victories. They've regained territory, but it doesn't take much reading below the surface...
  • Large Russian Missile Attack on Ukraine

    12/16/2022 12:52:36 AM PST · by Cathi · 44 replies
    Telegram Channels ^ | December 16, 2022 | Telegram Channels Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:47 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦❗️Air alert declared throughout Ukraine. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:48 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡Explosions in the Kharkiv region. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:48 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡Explosions in the Kiev region. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:57 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡Explosions in the Nikolaev region. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:57 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦 Explosions are also heard in Kharkov itself. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:58 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡Explosions also in Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporozhye. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:58 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡Explosions in Kiev. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:59 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️A powerful explosion in the Kirovograd region Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:59 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️Explosions...
  • Russian Assault Units Have Entered BAKHMUT!

    12/13/2022 12:32:03 PM PST · by Cathi · 83 replies
    HistoryLegends ^ | December 12, 2022 | HistoryLegends
    Very good YouTube 17 min. video from HistoryLegends on the ongoing battle in Bakhmut. They do an excellent job (complete with pictures and maps) to spell out the pros and cons for both sides in this fierce battle. Also spells out KIA casualty figures for both sides to date in the Ukraine war. Over 100,000 KIA Ukrainians; 15,000 KIA Russians. The presenter has a sense of humor and does a good job mimicking neocons complete with accents...:-)
  • EU has depleted its military stockpiles by providing weapons to Ukraine

    12/13/2022 8:29:07 AM PST · by JonPreston · 29 replies
    AZ Geopolitics ^ | 12/11/22 | AZGeopolitics
    The EU announced the depletion of European military stocks.According to Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the military actions have served as a “wake-up call” for the European Union. The European Union, according to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borell, has depleted its military reserves by supplying weapons to Ukraine.“This war has also served as a wake-up call to all of us in terms of our military capabilities. We provided weapons to Ukraine, but as we did so, we realized that our military reserves had been depleted
  • Five Wonders of the Ukraine-russia War: How the Ukrainians Did What Seemed Impossible

    12/12/2022 9:13:09 PM PST · by · 102 replies
    Defense Express ^ | 12-11-2022 | Інформаційна агенція Staff
    Five examples when the Ukrainian warriors proved there is nothing impossible for Ukraine Since the first days of the russian full-scale invasion, Ukrainian defense forces have not only been deterring russian offense against multiply overwhelming force, but also doing it the way that writes the modern history of warfare. Defense Express has gathered five examples of when the Ukrainians made what'd been seen impossible. *Read more: [The russians Brought the Most Powerful Artillery Systems to Bakhmut, But They May Run out of Ammunition-] The Terms of Mastering New Weapons Nowadays it is taken for granted: the allies give some...
  • Kiev imposes sanctions against property management of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, heads of 4 dioceses - media

    12/12/2022 7:41:41 PM PST · by elpadre · 28 replies ^ | December 12, 2022
    MOSCOW. Dec 12 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian authorities have imposed sanctions for five years against some prominent figures of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church who Kiev believes are pro-Russian. Among them are seven clergymen, including Metropolitan Antony of Borispol and Brovary, manager of affairs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Panteleimon of Lugansk and Alchevsk, Metropolitan Luka of Zaporozhye and Melitopol, and Metropolitan Meletiy of Chernovtsy and Bukoviny, the Ukrainian media reported. The Security Service of Ukraine's sanctions lists also include Archbishop Paisiy of Konstantinovsky (vicar of the Gorlovka diocese), Archimandrite Ioann (Prokopenko) of the Zaporozhye diocese, and Archimandrite Alexiy (Fyodorov)...
  • Tucker Carlson compares Zelensky to Soviet dictator Lenin following raids on Ukrainian Orthodox Church

    12/12/2022 7:18:59 PM PST · by MNDude · 27 replies
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson compared Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy to 20th-century Russian Communist dictator Vladimir Lenin following reports of the Ukrainian government banning a branch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which has included the execution of military raids into churches, monasteries, and convents. Criticizing CNN and the Los Angeles Times for earlier comparisons of Zelenskyy to George Washington, Carlson proposed, “Whatever you think of the war in Ukraine, it is pretty clear that Zelenskyy has no interest in freedom and democracy. In fact, Zelenskyy is far closer to Lenin than to George Washington. He is a dictator. He is...
  • Trump Impeachment Witness Alexander Vindman Is in the Middle of a Mental Breakdown, Screaming About Goebbels and Elon Musk

    12/11/2022 8:27:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/11/2022 | Bonchie
    No one can say that some of us didn’t sound the alarm on Alexander Vindman. Even as he was being lauded as a respectable public servant by many Republicans during Donald Trump’s first impeachment, contributors here at RedState were calling the puffy star witness what he really was and remains, which is a deranged, narcissistic authoritarian.His delusions of grandeur have only increased in intensity over the years, and Vindman has garnered a sizable social media following (perhaps mostly populated with bots). He sees himself as a modern-day George Washington. A freedom fighter, valiantly strategizing on behalf of Ukraine, his home...
  • ‘Major War’ Between Russia and West Could Break Out over Ukraine, Warns NATO Chief

    12/11/2022 6:55:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2022 | KURT ZINDULKA
    A full-blown “major war” between Russia and the West could possibly break out over Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned on Friday. Commenting on the state of play ten months since Russia mounted a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that it is a “fateful time for Europe” and that things could “go horribly wrong” and spill over from a proxy into a direct conflict between Russia and the NATO alliance. Speaking with Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, Stoltenberg said: “I fear that the war in Ukraine will get out of control, and spread into a major...
  • Dr. Michael Vlahos & Col. Douglas Macgregor: Is the war in Ukraine entering its decisive phase? Pt.1

    12/11/2022 12:02:32 AM PST · by Cathi · 19 replies
    Michael Vlahos ^ | December 9, 2022 | Colonel Douglas MacGregor
    21,706 views Dec 9, 2022 Michael Vlahos and Douglas Magcregor meet in the library of the Army-Navy Club, Washington, D.C., to reflect on the war in Ukraine: Past, Present, and Future. Part 1 There will be two more parts to this presentation in follow on posts. Col. Douglas Macgregor, bio: Douglas Macgregor is a decorated combat veteran, the author of five books, a PhD, and a defense and foreign policy consultant. He was commissioned in the Regular Army in 1976 after 1 year at VMI and 4 years at West Point. In 2004, Macgregor retired with the rank of...
  • Dr. Michael Vlahos & Col. Douglas Macgregor: Why NATO strategic failure? A war of deceit, denial Pt2

    12/11/2022 12:02:59 AM PST · by Cathi · 35 replies
    Dr. Michael Vlahos ^ | December 9, 2022 | Colonel Douglas MacGregor
    Part 2
  • Michael Vlahos & Douglas Macgregor What is to be done? Can a corrupted US military be renewed? Pt.3

    12/11/2022 12:03:39 AM PST · by Cathi · 48 replies
    Part 3
  • Lessons From the U.S. Civil War Show Why Ukraine Can't Win | Opinion

    12/08/2022 2:34:59 PM PST · by Cathi · 73 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 6, 2022 | MICHAEL GFOELLER AND DAVID H. RUNDELL
    Russian President Vladimir Putin waited only six months before switching from a special military operation to full scale war against Ukraine. Putin's initial assault was limited to barely 150,000 troops. He expected a quick victory followed by negotiations on his principal concerns: Russian control of Crimea, Ukrainian neutrality, and autonomy for the Russian population in the Donbas, but he was wrong. Putin had not counted on Ukraine's stiff resistance or the West's massive military and economic intervention. Faced with a new situation, Putin changed his strategy. Now he is about to unleash his own General Sherman and make Ukraine howl....
  • Ukraine-Russia War, Latest w/Col. Douglas Macgregor

    12/08/2022 4:09:52 PM PST · by Cathi · 18 replies
    Judging Freedom ^ | December 8,2022 | Colonel Douglas MacGregor
  • Scott Ritter - Ukraine-Russia War Longer than Expected

    12/08/2022 8:31:50 PM PST · by Cathi · 68 replies
    Judging Freedom ^ | December 7, 2022 | Scott Ritter
    A lot of interesting info about the Ukrainian attacks on Russian air bases.
  • Tucker Carlson: Zelenskyy's cabinet is devising ways to punish Christians

    12/08/2022 7:57:09 AM PST · by euram · 133 replies
    Tucker Carlson Tonight ^ | Dec 7 2022 | Tucker Carlson
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson gives his take on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and American worship of Zelenskyy on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' #FoxNews #tucker
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Moves to Outlaw Orthodox Christianity

    12/08/2022 7:26:40 AM PST · by euram · 58 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Dec 2 2022 | Jordan Epperson
    America’s favorite moneypot is back, just in time for our American leaders’ favorite pleasure: persecuting devout Christians on the basis of their faith. Yesterday, President Zelensky of Ukraine announced Draft Law 8821, which will make the Ukrainian Orthodox Church illegal throughout the country. The law, if passed, will also allow the Ukrainian government the ability to confiscate all church property and outlaw both public and private practice of the religion.