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  • Nuclear War Scenarios Would See Billions Dead From Famine Globally

    08/15/2022 7:11:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    newsweek ^ | 8/15/22 AT 11:00 AM EDT | JESS THOMSON ON
    According to the paper, a nuclear war between India and Pakistan could send between 5 and 47Tg of soot into the stratosphere. Even more devastating, a U.S.-Russian nuclear war may produce up to 150Tg of soot, causing a nuclear winter. When a nuclear weapon is detonated, the immense amount of energy released vaporizes everything within a certain radius, depending on the power of the bomb. Close to the epicenter of the explosion, it can reach temperatures of up to 180,000,000 F. These widespread fires and destruction, combined with the atmospheric disturbance caused by the shockwaves of the bomb, would cause...
  • Shoigu, after a "pause"...... announced sabotage at an ammunition depot in the Crimea

    08/16/2022 3:51:15 AM PDT · by · 60 replies ^ | 16.08.2022 | Daria Durova
    Shoigu, after a "pause", announced sabotage at an ammunition depot in the Crimea The Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation said that the cause of the explosions on the morning of August 16 in the occupied Crimea was sabotage. This version was announced by the invaders only a few hours after the explosion. A new explanation of the "clap" was published by the press service of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation. The ministry claims that as a result of the explosions, damage was caused to power lines, power plants, residential buildings and a number of other...
  • Russia 'abandons 20,000 troops' near Kherson: 'Stupid orcs' cut off as commanders flee across river in the face of Ukrainian counter-attack, governor says

    08/15/2022 8:04:06 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 98 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/15/2022 | Chris Pleasance
    Russia has abandoned 20,000 troops near Kherson in the face of a Ukrainian counter-attack, the regional governor has claimed. Vitaly Kim said Russia is relocating command posts on the west bank of the Dnipro River to the east, leaving 'stupid orcs' - his term for Kremlin soldiers - behind. Ukraine has already blown up all three bridges under Russian control connecting the two banks, meaning its soldiers on the west side have no easy way of resupplying, reinforcing, or retreating as Kyiv's men continue their advance. Kim, the governor of Mykolaiv which sits on the west bank, said Monday that...
  • The photo that condemned Putin's Wagner thugs: Ukraine 'blows up Russian mercenary HQ in Donbas using HIMARS' after propagandist gave away its location

    08/15/2022 5:38:25 AM PDT · by dennisw · 45 replies
    The photo that condemned Putin's Wagner thugs: Ukraine 'blows up Russian mercenary HQ in Donbas using HIMARS' after propagandist gave away its location with picture of a street sign Sergei Sreda, a so-called 'war reporter', visited Wagner HQ in Ukraine last week He shook hands with man who appeared to be Wagner owner Yevgeny Prigozhin Experts used images to locate the base, and on Sunday it was confirmed to be hit It is not clear whether Prigozhin was still at the base at the time it was struck Ukraine has destroyed the headquarters of Russia's shadowy Wagner mercenary group in...
  • Ukraine is Losing the War, and So is Europe

    08/15/2022 6:22:15 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 126 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | 7/27/22 | Ron Paul
    Beyond the damage in Ukraine, the war also has significant casualties in the rest of Europe as the continent is losing its most competitive energy supplies, compromising the region’s manufacturing edge and accelerating an inflation wave that through higher energy costs will severely affect the wellbeing of its population this coming winter.
  • Senior Kremlin official 'secretly approaches West to bring Ukraine invasion to an end'

    08/15/2022 12:08:45 AM PDT · by libh8er · 280 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8.15.22 | David Averre
    A senior Kremlin official has approached Western diplomats and intelligence chiefs in a bid to help end the war in Ukraine, it was alleged last night. The source is said to have claimed that much of Moscow's elite are highly concerned about the trajectory of Russian president Vladimir Putin's invasion into the neighbouring country and are alarmed by the bite of wide-ranging sanctions levied by the West in response. A document, purportedly circulated to Western intelligence agencies and seen by The Mirror, said: 'A representative of Putin's inner-circle sent a signal about the desire to negotiate. .. It is unclear...
  • Dr. Volodymyr & Mr. Zelensky: the hidden face of the Ukrainian president

    08/15/2022 3:16:21 AM PDT · by Cathi · 15 replies
    La Tribune Diplomatique Internationale ^ | July 10, 2022 | Guy Mettan
    Dr. Volodymyr & Mr. Zelensky: the hidden face of the Ukrainian president July 10, 2022 by Guy Mettan The Swiss deputy and former editor-in-chief of the Tribune de Genève, Guy Mettan, paints a portrait of the mountebank who plays the role of President of Ukraine. It shows how this public entertainer has become an ally of the banderists and sets up a dictatorship for them. Volodymyr Zelensky - “ Heroes of Freedom ”, “ Hero of Our Time ”, “ Der Unbeugsame ”, “ The Unlikely Ukrainian Hero Who Defied Putin and United the World ”, “ Zelensky, Ukraine in...
  • Global world order is changing - Has the US finally lost its grip?

    08/14/2022 11:04:43 PM PDT · by Cathi · 32 replies
    Express ^ | August 13, 2022 | James Lee
    Global world order is changing - Has the US finally lost its grip? THE GLOBAL world order appears to be changing at a rate not seen since the end of the Cold War, with new actors rapidly emerging, suggesting the US is fast losing its grip on the reins of power. By JAMES LEE 15:15, Sat, Aug 13, 2022 | UPDATED: 15:15, Sat, Aug 13, 2022 Major events have rocked the world over the last three years, from the global Covid pandemic to the outbreak of war in Ukraine, all of which are contributing to the changing face of world...
  • Anonymous Chinese shipowner spends $376m on tankers for Russian STS hub. ( England and .. mentioned )

    08/13/2022 7:43:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Lloyd’s List ^ | 09 Aug 2022 | Michelle Wiese Bockmann
    Thirteen tankers at heart of new ship-to-ship transhipment hub established mid-Atlantic to consolidate Russia-origin oil cargoes ... Evolving marine transport model seeks tankers to operate outside established markets, yet remain compliant with class, insurance and other regulatory and technical rules ... MYSTERY surrounds the identity of a China-based shipowner who has spent around $376m to acquire 13 tankers for deployment in high-risk, ship-to-ship transfers of Russia-origin crude in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Lloyd’s List has tracked five aframax tankers, seven very large crude carriers and one suezmax vessel to the anonymous buyer, via 20 separate but interconnected single-ship...
  • The media told how Shoigu and his entourage stole 80% of the money for the war (video)

    08/14/2022 10:19:40 AM PDT · by · 80 replies ^ | August 14, 2022 | veth
    Putin has no questions about the money allocated for the army, also for the reason that in exchange for the stolen, Defense Ministry officials are ready to carry out any, the most “dirty”, order of the head of the Russian Federation. Sergei Shoigu and his entourage profit from the money allocated for the Russian army / Screenshot Sergei Shoigu and his entourage profit from the money allocated for the Russian army / Screenshot High-ranking officials with real estate abroad and fabulous incomes that are not declared – this is what the new investigation of Alexei Navalny’s team is all about....
  • Heavy Losses Leave Russia Short of Its Goal, U.S. Officials Say

    08/13/2022 8:51:13 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 114 replies
    NYT ^ | 11-AUG-2022 | Helene Cooper
    The staggeringly high rate of Russian casualties in Ukraine means that President Vladimir V. Putin may not be able to achieve one of his key war objectives: seizing the entire eastern region of the country this year, officials in the Biden administration and military experts say. With 500 Russian troops killed or wounded every day, according to the latest estimate by American intelligence and military officials, Russia’s war effort has decelerated to a grinding slog, the officials said.
  • The Night of the Murdered Poets: Remembering One of Stalin’s Forgotten Killing Sprees

    08/12/2022 10:22:36 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 26 replies
    FEE ^ | August 12, 2022 | Lawrence W. Reed
    The ghastly event happened 70 years ago today, and teaches an important and timeless lesson. Power kills. Absolute power kills too many to count. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin spoke with personal authority on the subject when he famously said, “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” To write about any one or more massacres for which Stalin was responsible, one must first answer the question, “Which ones?” There are many. The slaughter of the kulaks during his collectivization campaigns of the 1930s. The Ukrainian Holodomor of 1932-33. The Great Purge of 1937. The killing of...
  • Russia’s economy contracts sharply as war and sanctions take hold.

    08/12/2022 11:42:51 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | 12-AUG-2022 | Eshe Nelson and Patricia Cohen
    The Russian economy contracted steeply in the second quarter as the economic consequences of its war in Ukraine took hold. The economy shrank 4 percent from April through June compared with a year ago, the Russian statistics agency said on Friday. It is the first quarterly gross domestic product report to fully capture the change in the economy since the invasion of Ukraine in February, when Western sanctions shut Russia off from much of the global financial system, and many countries severed trading relationships with Moscow. It was also a sharp reversal from the first quarter, when the economy rose...
  • Report: Eight explosions at Russian air base in Belarus just across the border from Ukraine

    08/11/2022 9:20:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2022 | AllahPundit
    There’s no shocking video of beachgoers gawking at massive explosions here like there was with the strike in Crimea. In fact, this story is thinly sourced. *Something* happened at Belarus’s Zyabrovka military airport, enough to warrant an official explanation, but that’s as much as we know. Surveillance video from very far away detected a large flash on the horizon.CCTV footage has emerged of the explosion at the airfield in #Belarus which happened overnight.As I reported earlier in the thread, this base is completely controlled by #Russia these days and the launchpad for many bombings of #Ukraine.Is this just an engine...
  • Putin's troops brandish deadly U.S weapons seized from Ukraine's Donetsk

    08/12/2022 9:03:04 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 54 replies
    Every foreign weapon that Russians capture in such manner is one less weapon that the ukronazis and Kiev gangsters will be able to sell to terrorists and street gangs such as Crips, Bloods, or MS13...
  • Sweden does not rule out that it can produce weapons for Ukraine

    08/12/2022 12:20:26 AM PDT · by · 11 replies ^ | 12.08.2022 | Marina Lisnichuk
    Sweden has previously provided more than a hundred instructors to train the Ukrainian military. And now the country's Defense Minister Peter Gulqvist has not ruled out that it may join the production of weapons for the needs of Kiev. He stated this after the donors ' conference for our state in Copenhagen, which took place on August 11. During this meeting, three main areas of long-term support were identified, SVT reports. "It's not something I rule out, but it's too early to say right now. We are involved in all three dimensions of assistance to Ukraine in a positive way,...
  • Baykar plans to produce not only drones, but also unmanned fighters in Ukraine

    08/12/2022 12:13:38 AM PDT · by · 9 replies ^ | 12.08.2022 | Marina Lisnichuk
    Baykar plans to produce not only drones, but also unmanned fighters in Ukraine The Turkish company Baykar, in addition to the Bayraktar TB2 attack operational and tactical drones, also plans to produce Bayraktar Kizilelma unmanned fighters in Ukraine. They will be equipped with two types of Ukrainian engines. This was stated by its general director Haluk Bayraktar in an interview with Taras Chmut, director of the Come Back Alive Foundation. According to him, this will actually be a new level in the arena of unmanned systems (to watch the video, scroll through the news to the end). "Bayraktar TB2 and...
  • Murder rate in major US cities outpaces Ukraine's recorded civilian death rate

    08/12/2022 4:08:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Just the News ^ | August 11, 2022 - 11:53pm | Madeleine Hubbard
    Per capita murder rates in major U.S. cities such as Chicago, Baltimore and St. Louis are outpacing Ukraine's recorded civilian death rate from Russia's invasion. According to the United Nations Human Rights office, 5,401 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since Russia's attack began in February, although the agency said it "believes that the actual figures are considerably higher." With a population of about 41,167,300, Ukraine's civilian death rate is 13.12 per 100,000 people using official statistics from the United Nations. The murder rates for several major U.S. cities are considerably higher than Ukraine's civilian death rate. For example, Baltimore,...
  • BREAKING: 8 large explosions reported from Ziabrauka airfield near Homel in Belarus

    08/10/2022 4:15:05 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 64 replies
    @visegrad24 ^ | 8/10/2022 | Visegrád 24
    8 large explosions reported from Ziabrauka airfield near Homel in Belarus. Lots of Russian military gear is stationed there & the Russians often launch attack against Ukraine from Ziabrauka. Ukraine might have counterattacked Belarusian territory for the first time.
  • Crimea airfield blast was work of Ukrainian special forces, official says

    08/10/2022 4:28:51 PM PDT · by ToxicMasculinity · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/10/22 | Isabelle Khurshudyan, Liz Sly and Adela Suliman
    KYIV, Ukraine — A powerful attack on a Russian air base in occupied Crimea was the work of Ukrainian special forces, a Ukrainian government official told The Washington Post on Wednesday, suggesting an increasingly important role for covert forces operating deep behind enemy lines as the country expands efforts to expel Russian troops. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, did not disclose details of how Tuesday’s attack was carried out. The attack marks a significant escalation in the nearly six-month-old war, demonstrating a new ability by...