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  • Gonzalo Lira: Force Putin has assembled is an army of occupation, i.e. he doesn't need all that just to defeat what's left of the hoho military

    02/01/2023 8:35:48 AM PST · by ganeemead · 21 replies
    ukraine surrounded, nothing west can do about it The logic seems coercive. In a rational world i.e. with rational people on all sides, Russia would not want all of ukraine, east side of the Dnieper river at most, would have settled for Russian ethnic areas originally. Now they seem to be preparing to simply seize the whole thing.
  • Kissinger admits he was wrong on Ukraine — what about Taiwan?

    02/01/2023 8:12:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-01-2023 | JOSEPH BOSCO
    At 99, Henry Kissinger is a living demonstration that you’re never too old to learn new things — or to unlearn wrong old things. The former secretary of state has implicitly acknowledged that he dramatically misjudged Russia, its war against Ukraine, and the qualities of Ukraine’s leaders and population. After Vladimir Putin described the dissolution of the Soviet Union and its repressive empire as “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century,” suggesting it should be reconstituted, Kissinger urged America to “show greater sensitivity to Russian complexities.” After Putin invaded Georgia, Kissinger stated that “isolating Russia is not a sustainable long-range...
  • ‘Joe Biden, You Need to Call Donald Trump’: GOP Congressman Says Trump Can Bring Peace to Ukraine

    02/01/2023 8:08:53 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    DC Enquirer ^ | January 28, 2023 | Sterling Mosley
    Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) called upon President Biden to bring in former President Donald Trump to negotiate the end of the war in Ukraine on Thursday after Biden sent tanks to the Eastern European nation.“I would say this as it relates to Ukraine and what we are doing here. It’s billions of dollars now. Joe Biden, you need to call Donald Trump. Donald Trump will call [Russian President] Vladimir Putin and end this war,” Nehls said on Fox News. “We must stop this war, and Donald Trump can do it. He never went into Ukraine under Donald Trump in his...
  • Meet the Liberal Climate Scientist Biden Tapped to Serve on His Intelligence Advisory Board

    02/01/2023 7:08:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 1, 2023 | Collin Anderson
    President Joe Biden's latest addition to a prestigious board of intelligence advisers is a liberal climate scientist who said she experienced an "acute mental health crisis" and "could not get out of bed" following the 2016 election of former president Donald Trump. Biden on Thursday tapped Brown University climate scientist Kim Cobb to serve on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, the White House announced in a press release. While past presidents have used the board to probe high-profile national security threats and intelligence failures, it's unclear whether Cobb will be able to stomach such sensitive and unsettling information. That's because...
  • Netanyahu would consider Ukraine-Russia mediator role if asked-CNN interview

    01/31/2023 7:29:08 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/31/2023 | Reuters
    Jan 31 (Reuters)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he would be willing to serve as a mediator between Russia and Ukraine if asked by both countries and the United States...
  • Hungary Proposes To Nominate Turkish President Erdogan For Nobel Peace Prize (Russia-Ukraine)

    01/31/2023 7:20:32 PM PST · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    MENAFN ^ | 1/31/2023 | MENAFN-Trend News Agency
    Hungary has proposed to nominate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the Nobel Peace Prize, said Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Peter Szijjarto during today's press conference with Turkish FM Mevlut Cavushoglu, Trend reports. Within this context, the efforts of the Turkish President peace between Ukraine and Russia were particularly noted...
  • Wagner Troops See Rise in Diseases, Infections Due to Poor Hygiene: Ukraine

    01/31/2023 7:05:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 31, 2023 | Andrew Stanton
    Wagner Group mercenaries saw a spike in infectious diseases due to their poor hygiene, Ukraine said on Tuesday. Ukraine's latest statement about the dire condition of Russian troops comes more than 11 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the Ukraine "special military operation" in February 2022. Putin initially hoped his troops would carry him to a quick victory, but Ukrainian successes have translated to losses for Putin's troops, compelling Moscow's military leaders to turn to the Wagner Group, a paramilitary unit founded by Putin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin. Wagner mercenaries in January delivered a key victory to Russia in Soledar....
  • Russia Pours Fighters Into Battle for Bakhmut

    01/31/2023 6:13:32 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 31, 2023
    Firepower has been crucial in Russia’s gains in the war, but Ukrainian fighters and analysts say that Moscow has relied increasingly on a more crude tactic as its forces try to take the eastern city of Bakhmut: the sheer weight of troop numbers. Russian casualties in recent fighting in Bakhmut have been higher than in previous months as commanders have poured soldiers into the battle, the Ukrainians said. The Kremlin is aiming for a significant victory after suffering battlefield setbacks in the south and northeast last fall and as both sides prepare for offensives in the coming weeks or months....
  • Peking will build its forces to outmatch those of the USA and then encourage and pressure Taipei to 'request' reunion with the PRC

    01/31/2023 5:52:21 PM PST · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    Peter Hitchens Twitter ^ | 1/31/2023 | Peter Hitchens
    @arbinot_jim Oh, Peking will build its forces to outmatch those of the USA and then encourage and pressure Taiwan to "request" reunion with the PRC. Ultimately Washington won't risk war fur Taiwan, or Japan. The contrasting obsession with decrepit Russia is weird
  • Poland is leading Europe’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

    01/31/2023 2:14:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    Atlantic Council ^ | Jan. 28, 2023 | Diane Francis
    Germany and the United States have recently made headlines by deciding to send tanks to Ukraine. However, the unsung hero behind this landmark decision was actually Poland. Polish leaders were instrumental in efforts to persuade Berlin in particular of the need to provide Ukraine with modern tanks. This was the latest example of Polish leadership over the past year as Europe has found itself confronted by the continent’s largest armed conflict since World War II. Poland’s leading role in the European response to Putin’s invasion reflects the country’s extensive experience of Russian imperialism in both its Czarist and Soviet forms....
  • Commander says Western tanks will give Ukraine battlefield 'advantage'

    01/31/2023 1:42:55 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 69 replies ^ | January 31, 2023 | Tom Soufi Burridge, Oleksiy Pshemyskiy, Bruno Roeber, and Alessandro Pavone
    Eagerly awaiting the arrival of state-of-the-art tanks from Western allies, Ukrainian tank commander Ihor Levchenko told ABC News he's confident that compared to the "rusty and old" contraptions he now operates, the prized armored combat vehicles will give his country "a very significant advantage on the battlefield." Levchenko showed ABC News the Soviet-era-design tanks he and his battalion now use, concealed in a small woodland in eastern Ukraine and within earshot of the constant thud of artillery from the front lines a few miles away. He moved seamlessly and quickly around his T-72 tank, hopping on and off and maneuvering...
  • The T90M Tank

    01/30/2023 10:26:48 PM PST · by ganeemead · 48 replies
    This isn't Russia's latest tank (that would be the T14 Armata)The T90M appears to be the latest that they can actually put out in the field in numbers, as of now. It includes many of the Armata features. But the kicker is this. About six or seven months ago HoHo MOD Ichabod Zapoopski (or whatever his name was) stated that he needed an entire new army including around 300 - 400 main battle tanks. Russian MOD Shoigu OTOH has just announced that Russian forces will shortly be receiving around 400 BRAND NEW military vehicles including some large number of these...
  • Blinken hints: Israel should provide military aid to Ukraine

    01/30/2023 5:42:26 PM PST · by Nextrush · 27 replies ^ | 1/30/2023 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Secretary of State Blinken, said that: "Just as we know that Iran supports terrorism against Israel, Iran has been providing drones to Russia targeting innocent civilians." "Russia's ongoing atrocities underscore the importance of providing support for all of Ukraine's needs: humanitarian, economic and security...
  • The West Is Prosecuting Its Crusade Against Russia with Stunning Naïveté

    01/30/2023 4:44:08 PM PST · by Vlad0 · 59 replies
    American Greatness ^ | January 28, 2023 | Nicholas L. Waddy
    American and NATO efforts to assist Ukraine in its conflict with Russia have escalated alarmingly since Putin launched his invasion almost one year ago. We began by doing virtually nothing to help Ukraine, except rhetorically and by way of offering Ukrainian leaders a one-way flight into exile. Since then we have imposed history-making economic and financial sanctions against Russia, and we have progressively taken on the responsibilities of funding, supplying, training, and providing intelligence for the Ukrainian security forces. It is an open question whether the average Ukrainian soldier now serves under Volodymyr Zelenskyy or Joe Biden. ...[snip]... What effect,...
  • Crimea is shaping up to be the battleground that will decide the Russia-Ukraine war

    01/30/2023 2:12:55 PM PST · by McGruff · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 29, 2023 | John Haltiwanger
    The war in Ukraine is poised to become even more violent this year with a major Russian offensive expected and more advanced Western-made weapons pouring in to bolster Ukrainian forces. Along these lines, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg recently warned that the war has entered a "decisive phase." This new stage of the war could bring the fight to a territory vital to Russia's military capabilities in Ukraine and cherished by Russian President Vladimir Putin: Crimea. The Black Sea peninsula, which was invaded by Russian forces and illegally annexed by Putin in 2014, served as a launchpad for Russia's invasion last...
  • Lt. Col. Daniel Davis Warns of Nuclear War: U.S. Has ‘No Plan’ in Ukraine, This Is Not a ‘Video Game’

    01/30/2023 11:31:10 AM PST · by Tom Tetroxide · 69 replies ^ | 29JAN2023 | Joshua Klein
    Providing new tanks to Ukraine won’t change the reality on the ground of the current conflict with Russia, according to retired Army Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, who claimed the United States has “no plan” or strategy and warned of the real-world danger of invoking NATO’s “mutual defense” clause, which would trigger a nuclear war.
  • Croatian president slams Western arms to Ukraine

    01/30/2023 8:03:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 54 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 1/30/2023 | Al Jazeera and News Agencies
    President Zoran Milanovic has repeatedly criticized Western policies towards Russia and the Balkans Croatia's president on Monday criticized Western nations for supplying Ukraine with heavy tanks and other weapons in its campaign against invading Russian forces, saying those arms deliveries will only prolong the war. Zoran Milanovic told reporters in the Croatian capital that it is "mad" to believe that Russia can be defeated in a conventional war. "I am against sending any lethal arms there," Milanovic said. "It prolongs the war." "What is the goal? Disintegration of Russia, change of the government? There is also talk of tearing Russia...
  • How Ukraine Retaking Crimea Would Destroy Russia

    01/30/2023 6:00:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    The war between Russia and Ukraine started long before February 24, 2022. Russian aggression has been constant ever since Vladimir Putin came to power in the late nineties. However, it was the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014 that started the current conflict. The crazy part is NATO and the rest of the world just watched as Russian forces invaded Crimea in an eerily similar way to how Nazi Germany annexed Austria, Czechoslovakia, and the Rhineland before launching its invasion of Poland and starting World War II.
  • Russia warns United States: The end of nuclear arms control may be nigh

    01/30/2023 6:00:37 AM PST · by 4Runner · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 30, 2023 | Guy Faulconbridge
    The United States has supplied more than $27 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since Russia invaded the country on Feb. 24, including over 1,600 Stinger anti-aircraft rocket systems, 8,500 Javelin anti-tank missile systems and over 1 million 155mm artillery rounds.
  • What Putin is ACTUALLY Telling Russian Citizens About War in Ukraine

    01/30/2023 5:38:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    You know about Russia’s devastating losses in the Ukraine war. You’ve heard stories about Russian soldiers refusing to fight. You’re more than familiar with Russia’s war crimes and crumby tactics. But you often don’t hear Putin’s POV and what he’s telling his folks at home. Check out today's epic new video that reveals what Putin has been telling Russia about the war in Ukraine!