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Posted: Jul 13, 2022 - 6:08pm

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I`m so glad to see you too! I hope to return to my home, but!!! It1s very hard to live in another country, and the news from home is so sad(




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Posted: Jul 13, 2022 - 12:01pm

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looks interesting
i'll put it on my to do list

btw, it is good to see you 
{#Good-vibes}


I`m so glad to see you too! I hope to return to my home, but!!! It1s very hard to live in another country, and the news from home is so sad(
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Posted: Jul 11, 2022 - 1:11am

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina


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Posted: Jul 10, 2022 - 1:04pm

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not that mearsheimer hasn't been red penned before...


You mean penned like in red vs. blue states, or parties? Or, do you mean it more like the McCarthy mob used to?

(Asking from Mars, not the American planet, yet.)
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Posted: Jul 10, 2022 - 11:10am

not that mearsheimer hasn't been red penned before...




In the 18th episode of the 'Understanding the War', Prof Alexander Stubb responds to the claims of Prof John Mearsheimer about what led to the war in Ukraine.
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Posted: Jul 10, 2022 - 11:03am

 deltaindia wrote:
A film by Cate Blanchett about Kharkov
 
looks interesting
i'll put it on my to do list

btw, it is good to see you {#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Jul 9, 2022 - 3:36am

A film by Cate Blanchett about Kharkov

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Posted: Jun 30, 2022 - 8:12pm

Ukraine Is The Latest Neocon Disaster
Ukraine’s new (and probably fake) war hero is a goddamn goat
Michael Butler, a professor of political science at Clark University, wrote in The Conversation that Ukraine’s information warfare strategy has been framed around five themes: “the inherently just cause of Ukrainian self-defense; the tenacity of Ukrainian resistance; the barbarity of Russian conduct; Russia’s flawed military strategy and general ineptitude; and Ukraine’s desperate need for more, and more sophisticated, military hardware.”

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Posted: Jun 28, 2022 - 1:40pm



Tracking where Russia is taking Ukraine's stolen grain





There's mounting evidence that Russian forces in occupied areas of Ukraine have been systematically stealing grain and other produce from local farmers. The BBC has talked to farmers and analysed satellite images and shipping data to track where the grain is going.

A few dozen miles from the frontline, Ukrainian farmer Dmytro describes how the business he nurtured over 25 years was lost in four months of Russian occupation.

The BBC tried to contact more than 200 farmers whose land is now in Russian-occupied territory. Dmytro - we are not using his real name to protect him from reprisals - was one of the few willing to meet us.

"They stole our grain. They destroyed our premises, destroyed our equipment."


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Posted: Jun 28, 2022 - 11:51am

Western Officials Admit Ukraine Is Crawling With CIA Personnel
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Posted: Jun 27, 2022 - 12:39am

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His whole premise is based on the assumption that Ukraine cannot win a meaningful victory over Russia. I think a lot of people here in Europe strongly doubt that point of view, starting with the Finns and moving your way down through Central Europe. 

Russia is a shell, still trading on its days of empire past and is not yet ready to accept the fact (like many imperialist nations past their prime) that its days of imperialist glory have past. This whole disaster can be attributed entirely to this neo-Soviet mindset that is unwilling and unable to accept the changes that have already happened. 

Not only is it moral to arm Ukraine to defend itself (which is both technically and politically feasible) it is also the moral thing to do for Russia's own sake. It has to shake off its kleptocratic government, a leadership that has its roots in totalitarian government, of ruling by oppression, and become a modern nation. IMHO of course.  Unfortunately we have to pass through the threshing and thrashing of the dying throes of its sclerotic government first. 

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One shouldn't forget, despite the whole NATO posturing thing, it is still Russia that is the aggressor here and Putin has spoken of his desire to reestablish the hegemony of Russia over Europe. Appeasement has been proven to be the wrong strategy. Had a negotiated peace even been possible, it would only have been a staging post for further Russian expansion. An active defence policy is the only possible response in this situation. Particularly when the only existential threat playing a role here (apart from Russia's visceral threat to its neighbours) is not NATO's threat to Russia, but open democracy to Russia's corrupt regime. Note that the invasion of Ukraine began shortly after Russia managed to overturn the most recent election in Belarus and keep Lukashenko in power. It is losing a democratic election that is what Putin is most afraid of.  His tactics are classic divide and rule.
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Posted: Jun 23, 2022 - 11:35pm

Ukraine bans largest opposition party
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Posted: Jun 23, 2022 - 9:00am

Daniel Ellsberg on the Existential Threat of Global Conflict
“As the world has correctly perceived, this has the seeds of a regional nuclear war and all-out war between the US and Russia.”

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Ellsberg was adamant that this was a brutal and unjustified war of aggression launched by Putin. But he was incredulous at the notion, too often accepted as a given by commentators, that no superpower since the end of World War II has committed such heinous atrocities. “I’m 91,” he says. “So, I’m burdened by an awful lot of historical analogies in my lifetime, many of which I participated in: the buildup of nuclear weapons, and the Vietnam War, which were moral catastrophes. Putin is a bad guy, very clearly. His aggression is murderous and as illegitimate as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.” He pauses. “Or the US invasion of Afghanistan or Iraq. Or Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam by the US—we haven’t reached that level remotely yet ”

Ellsberg specifically mentioned the use of phosphorous bombs, which burn through to the bone, by the United States and its allies in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and napalm used against civilians in Vietnam. Then, going back to World War II and the all-out effort to defeat fascism, he spoke of allied bombing raids that deliberately created firestorms in Dresden and Hamburg—killing tens of thousands of civilians in single nights in the two German cities—as well as a raid against Berlin, in February 1945, which failed to generate a firestorm but still killed roughly 25,000 people. He detailed the bombing of 64 cities in Japan before the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that cumulatively killed roughly 900,000 people—including up to 120,000 who died in Tokyo in a firestorm created by saturation bombing.

“The atom bomb didn’t change the policy of trying to kill as many people as possible; it just made it cheaper and more efficient,” Ellsberg argued.

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He is furious at the shortsighted policies pushed by George W. Bush’s administration, and continued by the administrations that came after, to expand NATO east onto Russia’s flank. He quotes Cold War theorist George Kennan’s warning that such an expansion was “a fateful error,” the most historic blunder since the end of the Cold War, arguing that it made it almost certain that a humiliated Russia would turn toward nationalism and militarism. In dangling the prospect of NATO membership before Ukraine’s government, even if NATO didn’t actually want the country as a member, Washington was, Ellsberg came to feel, deliberately tempting Russia to intervene.

Ellsberg is worried that a reinvigorated NATO, and a military-industrial complex champing at the bit to sell ever more weapons—both to sustain Ukraine in resisting invasion, and, if it were to be successfully occupied, to make possible years of insurgency—in combination with a revanchist and paranoid Russia, could plunge the world into years of conflict.

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Posted: Jun 19, 2022 - 7:14am

The modern cannons that may make the difference in Ukraine

{{linked to Google cached version—the article's about actual cannons but ends with this:}}

Olga Khmil, one of Molfar’s intelligence analysts, says Russia is now using group channels in messaging apps like Telegram to aim its artillery better. Russians pretending to be Ukrainians on these channels feign fear of shelling in order to elicit information about infrastructure that has and has not been hit. On May 24th the sbu revealed an even more devious approach to such espionage. The agency said it had discovered that Russian intelligence was using smartphone games to induce unwitting youngsters to snap and upload geotagged photos of critical infrastructure, military and civilian. In exchange, players receive virtual prizes of no value outside the video-game world. And Russia gets to wreck their country.
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Posted: Jun 17, 2022 - 11:31am


Noam Chomsky: Ukraine Is a Diplomacy No-Go Zone
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Posted: May 31, 2022 - 3:15pm

This is bullshit. A mortar can hit Russia if it's in range.
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Posted: May 29, 2022 - 1:05pm

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via Twitter / Facebook:  a historian now fighting for his country had a bit of rant (totally justified IMO):

...And in similar conditions, if not harder, there are now thousands of historians, writers, accountants, bankers, IT workers, teachers, designers and others in Ukraine, away from peaceful professions. They are killed from the 152th and from the point-in, they will fly bullets and vogi, cassette and phosphorous ammunition. Some of them are already dead. And someone will never return to their profession again because they burned out. But they all keep fighting. Because Ukraine is behind them. Because if they put their guns down, their parents will be killed, wives and daughters raped, and homes destroyed or confiscated.

And when by the mouths of politicians of France, Italy, Germany and other countries offer us to lay down arms, agree to the loss of territories, give Russia some security guarantees (absurd !!! Russia does not need any guarantees of security, it is its neighbors who need guarantees from their threat)... So I feel rage and deep disgust. Disgusting these worthless people who, through their prejudices or thanks to Putin's dirty money, are ready to condemn my country to absorption, to a slow and painful death. Disgust and rage at those who have enormous opportunities to help overcome a crisis but instead strive, knowingly or unknowingly, to deepen it. Because even the complete surrender of Ukraine will not solve the problems of world security. On the contrary, will push Russia to new zagarbanʹ.
We don't need suggestions to surrender. If you are not ready to fight with us against the said enemy, then help us with weapons, money, sanctions. We need a lot of things to defeat Russia and thus sharply reduce the level of the global crisis. But we have the main thing - motivation. We have historians willing to sleep on drawers of five people in two bedrooms and for weeks muck without being able to wash. We have accountants ready to eat only porridge with stew for months. We have young students living their best years under threat of death. And they won't go anywhere - unless they all get killed.
Upon your consent.
Ukraine will fight either to victory or until it can resist.
And what will you do?
With respect,
candidate of historical sciences,
a writer, author of six books,
currently a junior sergeant of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Nazar Rozlutsky.



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