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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 · 22 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.
  • KRAYDEN: With Trudeau fueling the war in Ukraine, we are marching to Armageddon

    02/01/2023 10:40:09 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 5 replies
    Western Standard ^ | February 1, 2023 | David Krayden
    By contributing to the war in Ukraine, the Trudeau government is — perhaps unwittingly — marching us all down the road to Armageddon. This is by no means hyperbole. Even the academics who rule the Doomsday Clock have set the dial at 90 seconds to midnight. We used to hear all about that clock during the height of the Cold War, when liberals thought President Ronald Reagan was going to start bombing Moscow. But 90 seconds is closer than it's ever been. I have little patience for people — usually those with no defence experience or expertise — who insist...
  • 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...
  • Ukraine and The Lost Lessons of Vietnam

    01/31/2023 8:33:11 PM PST · by Antioch · 21 replies
    US Russia Accord ^ | Jan 31, 2023 | James Carden
    Days ago marked 50 years since the signing of the Paris Peace Accords which effectively ended American participation in the Vietnam war. One of the consequences, according to Georgetown University international affairs scholar Charles Kupchan, was that an “isolationist impulse” made a “significant comeback in response to the Vietnam War, which severely strained the liberal internationalist consensus.” As the Cold War historian John Lamberton Harper points out, President Jimmy Carter’s hawkish Polish-born national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, scorned his intra-administration rival, the cautious, gentlemanly secretary of state Cyrus Vance as “a nice man but burned by Vietnam.” Indeed, Vance and...
  • Biden to Send Ukraine ANOTHER $2.2 Billion in Military Aid – Including Long-Range Missiles

    01/31/2023 5:55:23 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 31, 2023 | Cristina Laila
    For the first time ever, the military aid will include longer-range missiles, according to Reuters. Reuters reported: The United States is readying more than $2 billion worth of military aid for Ukraine that is expected to include longer-range rockets for the first time as well as other munitions and weapons, two U.S. officials briefed on the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The weapons aid is expected to be announced as soon as this week, the officials said. It is also expected to include support equipment for Patriot air defense systems, precision guided munitions and Javelin anti-tank weapons, they added.
  • Die Welt tells its readers Ukraine is gone

    01/31/2023 1:06:26 PM PST · by ganeemead · 129 replies
    Die Welt tells its readers the truth
  • Pentagon's prediction of 'inevitable' conflict with China in 2025 shows war is America's primary 'export commodity'

    01/31/2023 10:10:58 AM PST · by MarMema · 46 replies
    brics ^ | Jan 31, 2023 | Drago Bosnic
    For a country constantly chest-thumping about the size of its economy, the United States is remarkably over-reliant on one form of "export" – war. For decades, the American-led political West used proxy wars to hurt its geopolitical adversaries. While most of these weren't a direct existential threat to US rivals and were relatively limited in scope, recent years brought a major shift to this strategic approach. Washington DC has become more bellicose than at any point in its history, aggressively attacking the very heartlands of its opponents. In the case of Russia and China, the only reason America isn't directly...
  • Breaking!Zelensky Sent Out Government Decree to Destroy ALL INFORMATION on Hunter Biden’s Metabiota Company on Same Day as Russian Invasion

    01/31/2023 9:50:46 AM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 78 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 31, 2023 | Jim Hoft
    Ukrainian President Zelensky ordered government officials to destroy all information on Hunter Biden’s Metabiota Company on the same day Russia invaded the country. Russia invaded Ukraine on February 22, 2022. Zelensky sent out this document on February 24, 2022.
  • Air Force General Tells His Officers 'War With China' Only 2 Years Away

    01/31/2023 9:04:44 AM PST · by Kazan · 12 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Jan 26, 2023 | Douglas Macgregor
    Until it decided to confront Moscow with an existential military threat in Ukraine, Washington confined the use of American military power to conflicts that Americans could afford to lose, wars with weak opponents in the developing world from Saigon to Baghdad that did not present an existential threat to U.S. forces or American territory. This time—a proxy war with Russia—is different. Contrary to early Beltway hopes and expectations, Russia neither collapsed internally nor capitulated to the collective West’s demands for regime change in Moscow. Washington underestimated Russia’s societal cohesion, its latent military potential, and its relative immunity to Western economic...
  • Putin No Longer Leading Ukraine Effort, Girkin Says: 'A Complete Failure'

    01/31/2023 8:33:57 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/31/2023 | Brendan Cole
    The Russian military blogger Igor Girkin has issued his latest broadside against how Russian President Vladimir Putin is conducting his invasion of Ukraine. Also known as Igor Strelkov, Girkin is a former Russian intelligence officer who played a major role in Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the conflict in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region. He has given perceptive but unflattering assessments of Russia's military failures in Ukraine and his views on the military shortcomings of Putin and his commanders. In a video posted on his Telegram social media channel on Monday, Girkin told an audience in St. Petersburg how...
  • Stalingrad: 80 Years Ago, A Victory That Changed World War II

    01/31/2023 8:19:26 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 44 replies
    Barron's ^ | January 30, 2023 | Karinne DELORME
    Just so people understand what a ground war means in this part of the world. Russia is not the Soviet Union. Can they repeat their tenacity now Is it worth finding out? Why was The Battle of Stalingrad so Deadly?
  • Left-wing think tank responsible for thousands of fake Russia stories: new Twitter Files

    01/30/2023 4:19:40 PM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies ^ | January 28, 2023 | Jon Levine
    A left-wing think tank erroneously claiming to track Russian online activity was responsible for thousands of bogus stories asserting the nation’s influence in US politics, according to the latest batch of Twitter Files. The Hamilton 68 “dashboard” was the brainchild of former FBI special agent and MSNBC contributor Clint Watts and operated under the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a think tank founded in 2017 — shortly after former President Trump took office. The ASD Advisory Council included such figures as top Clinton ally John Podesta, Obama-era acting CIA Director Michael Morell, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and former...
  • 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...
  • Move Over, Jayson Blair: Meet Hamilton 68, the New King of Media Fraud

    01/30/2023 2:17:38 PM PST · by EnderWiggin1970 · 13 replies
    Racket ^ | 1/27/23 | Matt Taibbi
    Ambitious media frauds Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair crippled the reputations of the New Republic and New York Times, respectively, by slipping years of invented news stories into their pages. Thanks to the Twitter Files, we can welcome a new member to their infamous club: Hamilton 68. If one goes by volume alone, this oft-cited neoliberal think-tank that spawned hundreds of fraudulent headlines and TV news segments may go down as the single greatest case of media fabulism in American history. Virtually every major news organization in America is implicated, including NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, The New York...
  • Pentagon Can't Account for $220 Billion Given to Contractors

    01/30/2023 12:00:36 PM PST · by anthropocene_x · 46 replies
    Reason ^ | 18 Jan 2023 | Eric Boehm
    Auditors say the Pentagon cannot account for $220 billion worth of government-owned gear provided to military contractors—and the actual total is likely much higher. In a report released Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) slammed the Pentagon's handling of so-called "government-furnished property" (GFP) that has been passed off to contractors with little oversight. The GAO notes that auditors have asked for decades that the Pentagon develop a plan to account for that gear and equipment—which can include "ammunition, missiles, torpedoes," and component parts for those items—to little avail. In 2001, the Pentagon said it would address the issue by 2005....
  • 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.
  • On A U.S. Ground Intervention In Ukraine

    01/30/2023 9:43:46 AM PST · by Kazan · 66 replies
    Moon of Alabama ^ | January 30, 2023
    A European financial research company has sent me one of their quarterly research letters. It is a 'contrarian review of political and military ramifications' of the war in Ukraine. It analyzes 'winners and losers' of the war.It is contrarian only in the sense that it counters the false views of 'western' mainstream media with reality. The losers of the war are all on the 'western' side with the only two winners being the owners of the U.S. defense industry and Russia.I was sent the courtesy copy because, as the company writes, the discussions at Moon of Alabama were "immensely helpful"...
  • Insider source at the Kremlin suggests that Putin fingered Iranian weapons plants for Netanyahu

    01/30/2023 3:44:55 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 40 replies
    General SVR via Twitter ^ | 1/30/2023 | General SVR
    #Russian president #Putin is not an ordinary person, and so is his "friendship" with the leadership of some countries. Recently, one could observe how Putin and his envoys "cajole" the #Iranian leadership. 1/12 Image The Russian president meets and calls #Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi regularly. Relations between the leadership of #Russia and #Iran have not always been smooth. There were many problems, such as the spread of #COVID-19, #Syria, #Iran's refusal to pay for... 2/12 Image the construction of the Bushehr and Bushehr-2 nuclear power plants by #Russia and other difficulties (you can find the details in our earlier posts)....
  • Russia Keeps Buying Millions of Chips In the West Through "Gaskets" – Dutch Investigation: And it seems that China acts as the main intermediary that helps the russian federation to circumvent sanctions on "dual-use" electronics

    01/29/2023 5:35:40 PM PST · by · 48 replies
    Defense Express ^ | January 30, 2023 142
    Journalists of the Dutch NOS and Nieuwsuur published a joint investigation about the way how russia receives microcircuits from the Netherlands for weapons production. Chips manufactured by the Dutch NXP and Nexperia companies were found, in particular, in the on-board equipment of russia’s cruise missiles, Ka-52 attack helicopters, "one of the types of self-propelled guns" (probably the 2S19 Msta-SM2) and one of the Iranian-made kamikaze drones. According to RUSI estimates, Dutch-origin chips cover at least 10 out of 27 critical positions for russians of "dual-purpose" electronics. In Order to Prouce Missiles And Other Weapons, russia Buys Millions of Chips In...
  • Schiff: Trump 2016 Campaign Did Collude with Russia

    01/29/2023 8:08:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/2023 | Pam Key
    Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he believed the 2016 Donald Trump campaign did collude with the Russian government. Anchor Dana Bash said, “You said that there was direct evidence of the fact that Donald Trump colluded with Russia back in 2016. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said in his report, quote, ‘The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.’ Republicans argue that is proof that you used your position on the intelligence community to potentially mislead Americans, which is why you should not...