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  • Two years on, Ukraine is seeking the least worst option

    02/24/2024 1:17:03 PM PST · by hardspunned · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/24/24 | Roland Oliphant
    In the summer of 2022, I spent several days ringing acquaintances in Ukraine. The six-month anniversary of the full-scale invasion was approaching – a milestone few had imagined it would reach when the tanks first rolled in – and I wanted a sense of how they saw the war. It was not an easy time. Kyiv had been saved, but Mariupol and Severodonetsk lost despite heroic last stands. There seemed to be no answer to Russia’s grinding artillery war in Donbas. And on the sun-drenched summer battlefields, everyone knew that the government would not talk about casualties because they were...
  • Ukraine war: Zelensky insists country will win on second anniversary

    02/24/2024 12:54:20 PM PST · by McGruff · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 24, 2024 | Kathryn Armstrong
    Ukraine's president has issued a rallying cry, vowing that his country will prevail, as it marks two years since Russia's full-scale invasion. "None of us will allow our Ukraine to end," Volodymyr Zelensky said in an address in the capital Kyiv. The anniversary comes as Ukraine experiences a range of setbacks in its efforts to expel Russia from its territory. Mr Zelensky said in his speech on Saturday that while any normal person would want the war to end, it could only be on Ukraine's terms.
  • Rodents incapacitate millions in eco-friendly military equipment in Ukraine: the unforeseen problem

    02/24/2024 9:42:54 AM PST · by EnderWiggin1970 · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/24/24 | PJU
    Weaponry systems in Ukraine, many of which were supplied by European countries, have been rendered unworkable, not due to Russian interference, but because of damage caused by mice and other rodents. Seemingly, these creatures have developed a preference for cable insulation made of corn fiber over synthetic materials. This predilection leads to malfunctioning electrical installations, rendering the expensive equipment essentially worthless, and requiring rapid overhauling. Mice and rats have become a bane on the frontline for both Ukrainian and Russian forces, with these rodents capable of nesting almost anywhere, even in the exhaust systems of armored vehicles. The disadvantage of...
  • Mass Release of Illegal Aliens in San Diego as Governor Newsom Hobnobs at White House

    02/24/2024 9:30:03 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 24, 2024 | Karen Townsend
    California Governor Gavin Newsom is in Washington, D.C. for the annual Governor's Conference. Yesterday he and other governors were at the White House meeting with Biden. As Newsom was schmoozing with DHS Secretary Mayorkas, hundreds of illegal aliens were being released in San Diego. Border Patrol dropped them off at a San Diego bus stop instead of at a local reception center that serves as a staging center. The local center ran out of money sooner than expected. The shortage in funding for the reception center happened because this area of California is experiencing a flood of illegal immigrants, thanks...
  • Palestinian Authority and Hamas: Netanyahu's post-war plans are doomed to fail

    02/24/2024 8:55:35 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/24
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas on Friday both denounced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's proposal for the "day after" Hamas, which was discussed by the Political-Security Cabinet on Thursday. .....
  • Afghanistan's 'Angel of Death' is retiring from Air Force special ops

    02/23/2024 5:36:48 PM PST · by Twotone · 3 replies
    MSN.com ^ | February 23, 2024 | Matt White
    The woman whose call-for-fire transmissions over post-9/11 battlefields earned her the nickname “the Angel of Death” relinquished her final command in the Air Force Friday. Col. Allison Black turned over command of the 1st Special Operations Wing at a change of command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida on Friday and plans to retire later this year, according to the Air Force. Black’s 32-year career in the Air Force began as an enlisted survival instructor, teaching field skills and ground evasion tactics to aircrew, and finishes with command of the wing long at the hub of the service’s special operations forces....
  • Houthis Escalating Red Sea Attacks on Shipping

    02/23/2024 2:17:13 PM PST · by hardspunned · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/22/24 | Jonathan Saul
    DUBAI/ADEN/LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis claimed responsibility for an attack on a UK-owned cargo ship and a drone assault on an American destroyer on Thursday, and they targeted Israel’s port and resort city of Eilat with ballistic missiles and drones. The statement by a Houthi representative on social media site X came shortly after the group’s leader said it was ramping up attacks on ships in the Red Sea and other waters – including with new “submarine weapons” -to mirror Israel’s military operations in the Gaza Strip.
  • U.S. warns Russia against nuclear-capable anti-satellite weapon

    02/23/2024 12:29:37 AM PST · by McGruff · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 22, 2024 | Olivia Gazis
    The Biden administration recently issued direct warnings to the Russian government against deploying a nuclear-capable anti-satellite weapon, U.S. officials confirmed to CBS News. The warning was part of a broader diplomatic push that has also involved urging the Indian and Chinese governments, among others, to weigh in directly with Moscow. The talks come after a warning from House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Turner, Republican of Ohio — who issued a cryptic statement last week regarding a "serious national security threat" — propelled the matter to public prominence. White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby later said Turner's concern was...
  • China's Infiltrators: 'They Are Coming Here to Kill Us'

    02/22/2024 9:12:47 AM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | February 13, 2024 | Gordon G. Chang
    China's Communist Party is at this moment putting in place the infrastructure in America to attack America. [I]n Reedley, California, near Fresno, authorities found a secret Chinese biological weapons lab with at least 20 pathogens, including the one for Ebola, and almost a thousand mice that had been genetically engineered to spread disease. Chinese agents, in addition to hobbling Americans with disease and gunning them down, could bomb power stations, attack military bases, start wildfires, poison reservoirs, or create terror in dozens of ways. These tactics come straight out of Unrestricted Warfare, a 1999 book written by two Chinese air...
  • Ship on fire in Gulf of Aden after missile attack - maritime authorities

    02/22/2024 6:01:36 AM PST · by McGruff · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 22, 2024
    Two missiles have hit a ship off Yemen and caused a fire on board, authorities say, in another apparent attack by Yemen's rebel Houthi movement. The UK Maritime Trade Operations agency said the unnamed vessel was in the Gulf of Aden when it was attacked and that US-led coalition forces had responded. A maritime security firm identified it as a Palau-flagged cargo ship. There was no claim from the Houthis, but they have been targeted merchant vessels in the region since November.
  • Russian blitz forces NATO troops to "secretly join" Ukraine's fight; disguised as "mercenaries."

    02/21/2024 11:08:54 AM PST · by Red6 · 77 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 02/19/2024 | Ukn
    Russia has made an explosive claim about NATO's involvement in the Ukraine war. Moscow claimed that NATO troops, disguised as mercenaries, are operating in Ukraine. The claim has been made by the chief of the main operational directorate of the Russian general staff, Colonel General Sergey Rudskoy. He said that NATO troops control multiple launch rocket systems and air defences in Ukraine. The startling statement comes as the Ukrainian army is unable to defend its territory. In the latest blow, the Ukrainian military lost control over Avdiivka. Watch this report to learn more.
  • China starts recruiting 'civilian' soldiers in significant escalation of WW3 threat

    02/21/2024 10:37:01 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 15 replies
    daily express us ^ | Feb 21, 2024 | By REBECCA ROBINSON
    China has begun reviving its volunteer armies in a significant effort to bolster its military capabilities as World War 3 fears grow. Chinese companies have once again started creating corporate militias, something that was previously an issue in the 1970s. A CNN analysis of state media discovered that at least 16 major firms in the country have already established fighting forces, one of which is a privately owned dairy giant.
  • Ukraine outnumbered, outgunned, ground down by relentless Russia

    02/21/2024 8:33:26 AM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 87 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/20/2024 | Max Hunder
    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, Feb 21 (Reuters) - As the Ukraine war enters its third year, the infantry of 59th Brigade are confronting a bleak reality: they're running out of soldiers and ammunition to resist their Russian invaders. One platoon commander who goes by his call sign "Tygr" estimated that just 60-70% of the several thousand men in the brigade at the start of the conflict were still serving. The rest had been killed, wounded or signed off for reasons such as old age or illness.
  • Heavily armed 'optionally crewed' ships to enter service under massive reshaping of Australia's naval fleet

    02/21/2024 5:18:28 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 19 Feb 2024 | Andrew Greene
    Six large and "optionally crewed" naval vessels heavily armed with missiles will be added to Australia's surface fleet under a dramatic $11 billion reshaping of the navy that will also see the acquisition of 11 new general-purpose frigates to be partly built overseas. ... long-awaited "Enhanced Lethality Surface Combatant Fleet", which will include six Hunter-class frigates, reduced from an original plan of nine, as well as upgraded versions of the existing Hobart-class destroyers fitted with Tomahawk cruise missiles. Under the sweeping overhaul, Australia's current fleet of combat-ready warships would rise from 11 to 26, consisting of nine "Tier 1" frigates...
  • Hamas: Palestinian Civilians Are Also Terrorists

    02/21/2024 4:57:47 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | February 19, 2024 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    When Hamas decided to drag the entire population of the Gaza Strip into another war with Israel on October 7, it did not care what would happen to Palestinian civilians. If the hostages were indeed held in an apartment of a Palestinian family, this shows that Hamas has no problem placing Palestinian civilians in harm's way. Consequently, Hamas has no right to complain about the death of civilians in the war it initiated against Israel while it uses its own people to hold innocent kidnapped Israelis. Hamas leaders leading lavish lives in Qatar and Lebanon do not care about the...
  • Tucker Carlson Is a Convenient Distraction for Our Failed Elite

    02/21/2024 3:43:14 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 19, 2024 | Kurt Schlichter
    Vladimir Putin set up Tucker Carlson by murdering Alexis Navalny just days after Tucker‘s controversial visit to Moscow and interview. That’s what happens when a scorpion rides on your back – it’s going to sting you to death even if it’s riding you across the river and will end up drowning itself, too. But the frenzy over Tucker Carlson‘s visit is still massively overblown, and the intensity of it by the ruling class is less an indication of righteous indignation than an attempt to distract from modern America’s shortcomings. Tucker Carlson is not correct in all his details, but Tucker...
  • 7.2M illegals entered the US under Biden admin, an amount greater than population of 36 states

    02/20/2024 6:34:52 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2024 | Chris Pandolfo
    The total number of illegal immigrants who have entered the US under President Biden is larger than almost every American city.. Nearly 7.3 million migrants have illegally crossed the southwest border under President Biden's watch, a number greater than the population of 36 individual states... That figure comes from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which has already reported 961,537 border encounters in the current fiscal year, which runs from October through September. If the current pace of illegal immigration does not slow down, fiscal year 2024 will break last year's record of 2,475,669 southwest border encounters — a number that...
  • Putin says Russia has no intention of putting nuclear weapons in space

    02/20/2024 10:41:59 AM PST · by McGruff · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 20, 2024
    Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Tuesday that Moscow has no intention of deploying nuclear weapons in space, claiming that the country has only developed space capabilities similar to those of the U.S. Putin's statement follows the White House confirmation last week that Russia has obtained a “troubling” anti-satellite weapon capability, although such a weapon is not operational yet. White House national security spokesman John Kirby said it would violate the international Outer Space Treaty, but declined to comment on whether the weapon is nuclear-capable. “Our position is quite clear and transparent: we have always been and remain categorically opposed to...
  • Democrats weaponized justice system to punish Trump in business case

    02/19/2024 5:41:25 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 19, 2024 | Jonathan Turley
    Oscar Wilde wrote that “moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” Justice Arthur Engoron took that line to heart with his absurd imposition of $455 million in fines and interest against Donald Trump and his corporation. ... Engoron then combined that unprecedented application with an equally extraordinary penalty, which is greater than the gross national product of some countries. He disgorged hundreds of millions in a case where not one dollar was lost by anyone. Indeed, the “victims” wanted to get more business from Trump and are now being prevented from doing so by Engoron. ... Nothing succeeds...
  • Six Russian Fighter Jets Shot Down in Just Three Days

    02/19/2024 1:22:21 PM PST · by Apparatchik · 54 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 19 February 2024 | Isabel van Brugen
    Ukraine's armed forces have shot down six Russian fighter jets in just three days, according to the country's Ministry of Defense. The ministry said in a statement on X, formerly Twitter, that Ukraine on Monday destroyed two Russian jets—an Su-34 fighter-bomber and an Su-35S fighter jet. "Russian planes continue to fall! This morning, defenders of the sky shot down two russian planes in the eastern direction—a Su-34 fighter-bomber and a Su-35 fighter," it said. "In 3 days, Ukraine destroyed 6 russian jets." The news comes after the Commander of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General...