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Posted: Oct 3, 2023 - 11:00am

Sevastopol getting hit again, right now.

What air defence doing?   :-)
Bavovna 



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Posted: Oct 3, 2023 - 10:27am


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Posted: Sep 27, 2023 - 11:16am

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Ukraine’s military asserted on Monday that it had killed the commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in a missile attack last week...

Fake newskiy.

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Posted: Sep 25, 2023 - 2:18pm

Russia-Ukraine WarUkraine’s Military Claims to Have Killed the Head of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet

Ukraine’s military asserted on Monday that it had killed the commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in a missile attack last week, which, if confirmed, would make the strike among the most damaging for the Russian Navy since the sinking of the fleet’s flagship last year.

There was no immediate comment from Moscow’s Defense Ministry on the status of its fleet commander, Adm. Viktor Sokolov, who is one of the most senior figures in the Russian Navy. Ukraine’s claim could not be independently verified.

Ukraine’s special operations forces on Friday said they had struck a headquarters of the Russian fleet in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, a storied port that is now under regular bombardment from Ukraine’s long-range missiles and exploding drones. Fleet officers were holding a meeting there at the time, the Ukrainian military said.

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On Monday, Ukraine’s special operations forces said in a statement, citing “new information about the losses of the enemy as a result of the special operation,” that Friday’s strike had killed 34 officers, including Admiral Sokolov. Another 105 people had been wounded, it said. The statement did not say how Ukraine had confirmed the additional deaths.




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Posted: Sep 25, 2023 - 9:03am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Yep, but it looks like no one knew the back story at the time

"Davon haben wir nichts gewusst"
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Posted: Sep 25, 2023 - 7:43am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Yep, but it looks like no one knew the back story at the time

https://www.bbc.com/news/world...


since when does any accuracy or nuance matter?
remember it's always about them, not about us
we've got narratives and conspiracies to push!
secret nazi worshipping cabals do really exist!
may the tabloid smears be with you!

-tc101




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Posted: Sep 25, 2023 - 12:02am

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Zelenskyy joins Canadian Parliament’s ovation to 98-year-old veteran who fought with Nazis
The man was part of SS Galichina, a unit whose history has been whitewashed by veterans groups in the West

Yep, but it looks like no one knew the back story at the time

https://www.bbc.com/news/world...
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Posted: Sep 24, 2023 - 11:21am

Zelenskyy joins Canadian Parliament’s ovation to 98-year-old veteran who fought with Nazis
The man was part of SS Galichina, a unit whose history has been whitewashed by veterans groups in the West
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Posted: Sep 21, 2023 - 11:22am

When officials say the quiet part about Russia and NATO out loud
Was the invasion about the alliance's expansion to Moscow's doorstep? Depends on who's telling the story.
Right-wing populist facing elections and a flood of cheap Ukrainian grain (and produce)...

Orbanesque.
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Posted: Sep 21, 2023 - 9:23am

Meanwhile, in a country desperately in need of de-Nazification...

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Posted: Sep 20, 2023 - 4:24pm

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Ka-ching!



The unfortunate but correct thing to do since Putin restarted the cold war

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Posted: Sep 20, 2023 - 11:01am

Ka-ching!

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Posted: Sep 20, 2023 - 9:19am

 westslope wrote:

FIle under over the top politically edgy humour

This is really over the top and please don't take it seriously but simply enjoy:

https://x.com/runews/status/1704022717505163757?s=20



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Posted: Sep 20, 2023 - 6:38am

why?
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Posted: Sep 19, 2023 - 5:12pm

FIle under over the top politically edgy humour



This is really over the top and please don't take it seriously but simply enjoy:

https://x.com/runews/status/1704022717505163757?s=20




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Posted: Sep 19, 2023 - 10:57am

Tasteless chump

U! U! U!
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Posted: Sep 19, 2023 - 4:38am

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shameless bump

as difficult as it may be, everyone should watch this and send it to a friend..
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Posted: Sep 16, 2023 - 5:12pm

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Hyping Ukraine Counteroffensive, US Press Chose Propaganda Over Journalism
The consensus among policymakers in Washington is to push for endless conflict, no matter how many Ukrainians die in the process.

It has been clear for some time that US corporate news media have explicitly taken a side on the Ukraine War. This role includes suppressing relevant history of the lead-up to the war (FAIR.org, 3/4/22), attacking people who bring up that history as “conspiracy theorists” (FAIR.org, 5/18/22), accepting official government pronouncements at face value (FAIR.org, 12/2/22) and promoting an overly rosy picture of the conflict in order to boost morale.

For most of the war, most of the US coverage has been as pro-Ukrainian as Ukraine’s own media, now consolidated under the Zelenskyy government (FAIR.org, 5/9/23). Dire predictions sporadically appeared, but were drowned out by drumbeat coverage portraying a Ukrainian army on the cusp of victory, and the Russian army as incompetent and on the verge of collapse.

Triumphalist rhetoric soared in early 2023, as optimistic talk of a game-changing “spring offensive” dominated Ukraine coverage. Apparently delayed, the Ukrainian counteroffensive launched in June. While even US officials did not believe that it would amount to much, US media papered over these doubts in the runup to the campaign.

Over the last three months, it has become clear that the Ukrainian military operation will not be the game-changer it was sold as; namely, it will not significantly roll back the Russian occupation and obviate the need for a negotiated settlement. Only after this became undeniable did media report on the true costs of war to the Ukrainian people.

Overwhelming optimism
In the runup to the counteroffensive, US media were full of excited conversation about how it would reshape the nature of the conflict. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Radio Free Europe (4/21/23) he was “confident Ukraine will be successful.” Sen. Lindsey Graham assured Politico (5/30/23), “In the coming days, you’re going to see a pretty impressive display of power by the Ukrainians.” Asked for his predictions about Ukraine’s plans, retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges told NPR (5/12/23), “I actually expect…they will be quite successful.”

Former CIA Director David Patraeus, author of the overhyped “surge” strategy in Iraq, told CNN (5/23/23):
I personally think that this is going to be really quite successful…. And (the Russians) are going to have to withdraw under pressure of this Ukrainian offensive, the most difficult possible tactical maneuver, and I don’t think they’re going to do well at that.
The Washington Post’s David Ignatius (4/15/23) acknowledged that “hope is not a strategy,” but still insisted that “Ukraine’s will to win—its determination to expel Russian invaders from its territory at whatever cost—might be the X-factor in the decisive season of conflict ahead.”

The New York Times (6/2/23) ran a story praising recruits who signed up for the Ukrainian pushback, even though it “promises to be deadly.” Times columnist Paul Krugman (6/5/23) declared we were witnessing “the moral equivalent of D-Day.” CNN (5/30/23) reported that Ukrainians were “unfazed” as they “gear up for a counteroffensive.”

Cable news was replete with buzz about how the counteroffensive, couched with modifiers like “long-awaited” or “highly anticipated,” could turn the tide in the war. Nightly news shows (e.g., NBC, 6/15/23, 6/16/23) presented audiences with optimistic statements from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other figures talking about the imminent success.

Downplaying reality
Despite the soaring rhetoric presented to audiences, Western officials understood that the counteroffensive was all but doomed to fail. This had been known long before the above comments were reported, but media failed to include that fact as prominently as the predictions for success. (...)

How to end this is the real question given a government that can ignore the voters no matter how overwhelming of a majority hunger for change and a focus on our internal problems.  Our issues go far beyond meaningless party labels as they are fundamental, systemic and increasingly dangerous.  


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Posted: Sep 16, 2023 - 10:54am

Hyping Ukraine Counteroffensive, US Press Chose Propaganda Over Journalism
The consensus among policymakers in Washington is to push for endless conflict, no matter how many Ukrainians die in the process.

It has been clear for some time that US corporate news media have explicitly taken a side on the Ukraine War. This role includes suppressing relevant history of the lead-up to the war (FAIR.org, 3/4/22), attacking people who bring up that history as “conspiracy theorists” (FAIR.org, 5/18/22), accepting official government pronouncements at face value (FAIR.org, 12/2/22) and promoting an overly rosy picture of the conflict in order to boost morale.

For most of the war, most of the US coverage has been as pro-Ukrainian as Ukraine’s own media, now consolidated under the Zelenskyy government (FAIR.org, 5/9/23). Dire predictions sporadically appeared, but were drowned out by drumbeat coverage portraying a Ukrainian army on the cusp of victory, and the Russian army as incompetent and on the verge of collapse.

Triumphalist rhetoric soared in early 2023, as optimistic talk of a game-changing “spring offensive” dominated Ukraine coverage. Apparently delayed, the Ukrainian counteroffensive launched in June. While even US officials did not believe that it would amount to much, US media papered over these doubts in the runup to the campaign.

Over the last three months, it has become clear that the Ukrainian military operation will not be the game-changer it was sold as; namely, it will not significantly roll back the Russian occupation and obviate the need for a negotiated settlement. Only after this became undeniable did media report on the true costs of war to the Ukrainian people.

Overwhelming optimism
In the runup to the counteroffensive, US media were full of excited conversation about how it would reshape the nature of the conflict. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Radio Free Europe (4/21/23) he was “confident Ukraine will be successful.” Sen. Lindsey Graham assured Politico (5/30/23), “In the coming days, you’re going to see a pretty impressive display of power by the Ukrainians.” Asked for his predictions about Ukraine’s plans, retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges told NPR (5/12/23), “I actually expect…they will be quite successful.”

Former CIA Director David Patraeus, author of the overhyped “surge” strategy in Iraq, told CNN (5/23/23):
I personally think that this is going to be really quite successful…. And (the Russians) are going to have to withdraw under pressure of this Ukrainian offensive, the most difficult possible tactical maneuver, and I don’t think they’re going to do well at that.
The Washington Post’s David Ignatius (4/15/23) acknowledged that “hope is not a strategy,” but still insisted that “Ukraine’s will to win—its determination to expel Russian invaders from its territory at whatever cost—might be the X-factor in the decisive season of conflict ahead.”

The New York Times (6/2/23) ran a story praising recruits who signed up for the Ukrainian pushback, even though it “promises to be deadly.” Times columnist Paul Krugman (6/5/23) declared we were witnessing “the moral equivalent of D-Day.” CNN (5/30/23) reported that Ukrainians were “unfazed” as they “gear up for a counteroffensive.”

Cable news was replete with buzz about how the counteroffensive, couched with modifiers like “long-awaited” or “highly anticipated,” could turn the tide in the war. Nightly news shows (e.g., NBC, 6/15/23, 6/16/23) presented audiences with optimistic statements from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other figures talking about the imminent success.

Downplaying reality
Despite the soaring rhetoric presented to audiences, Western officials understood that the counteroffensive was all but doomed to fail. This had been known long before the above comments were reported, but media failed to include that fact as prominently as the predictions for success. (...)

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