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War, Next Level of Criminality

by Oui Sun Aug 21st, 2022 at 09:22:37 AM EST

War is dehumanizing, propaganda is a tool and part of dehumanizing a people by which any act in war will be accepted by the other side. A moral compass is way beyond what the the real world possesses. Sliding further down ...

Unfortunately, after the dropping of two atom bombs on Japan by president Truman of the US in August 1945, the world has seen too many wars which have been useless and mostly worsened hardship of the countries involved.

Need the world a reminder of the Iraq-Iran war where dictator Saddam Hussein received full backing of the powers of America. CIA intelligence reports of Iranian defenses for targeting of Iraqi missiles, some loaded with lethal chemicals.

After trench warfare in Northern France in the war of 1914-1918, mosterd gas was used and dispersed by the German forces. Graveyards as far as one can view is the local landscape in the Somme area.

The genocidal massacres of Cambodia and the Rwandan people in 1994 ... everlasting evidence of cruelty perpetrated by men. Starting a war makes you responsible for all war crimes that follow. Wars have become more cruel, not less than at the time of Napoleon at Waterloo.

Precursors for chemical warfare sourced from Western allies of NATO countries ...

Dutch Businessman Charged with Complicity Genocide Halabja

Iraqi Kurds, holding photos of victims of poison gas attacks by Iraqi government in 1988 in the town of Halabja, demonstrate in front of Rotterdam court during a hearing of Dutch businessman Van Anraat, 18 March 2005.

An Economic `Siege' of the Islamic State of Iran | May 21, 2018 |

Persons at the U.S. State Department have always sought revenge for lives lost during the Lebanon Wars between Sunni, Shia proxy groups in conjunction with Israel. Many American citizens were taken hostage for ransom in Beirut and the greatest loss of American lives was the Beirut Marine baracks bombing during the Reagan administration.

The US retaliated by supporting Saddam Hussein during the Iraq-Iran war and turning a blind eye when massive use of chemical warfare was used. During this war Iran lost a million lives on the battle field. Iraq used US satellite intelligence to pinpoint it's destructive arsenal of weapons.

By shredding the JCPOA nuclear deal, the USA has lost all of its credibility across vast regions of the globe.

Seeking answers for Iran's chemical weapons victims--before time runs out

Three decades after Iraq unleashed chemical weapons on Iran, scientists there are unraveling the long-term effects

After the war, Iraq--pressured to own up to the attacks--acknowledged that it had "consumed" 1800 tons of mustard, 600 tons of sarin, and 140 tons of tabun. All told, according to Iran's Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs (FMVA), the chemical onslaught killed nearly 5000 Iranians and sickened more than 100,000.

That doesn't include Iraqi victims: In March 1988, Iraq's forces attacked its own citizens with mustard and nerve agents in Halabja, killing as many as 5000 and wounding 7000.

Sulfur mustard, a family of compounds first used in World War I, left the deepest and most visible scars on survivors of the war. Three decades later, about 56,000 Iranians are coping with lingering health effects from the blistering agent, ranging from skin lesions and failing corneas to chronic obstructive lung disease and possibly cancer, says Tooba Ghazanfari, an immunologist at Shahed University here.

Turn of Events in Ukraine after 180 Days

MI6 Disinformation "Mission Accomplished"

So the #Brits #GCHQ finally admitted they are winning the war's PROPAGANDA
What a genius guy  

The US Government and Big Tech "owns" the Internet and rules by censorship


    I say it and repeat it even more here:
    @Twitter needs to take responsibility. To settle for mere warning messages in the current situation is ridiculous and indecent. #Ukraine #InstantM

Why are we in this war with Russia?

The drum beats of war ...

My diary - Whiff of Munich In the Air

Damn irresponsible fools at the controls of war and devastation ... freedom of Europe at stake. Do not expect any rational leadership out of Washington DC. Mainland Europe should take a close review what has happened to American democracy after the 9/11 attacks.

Where are the mass peace ☮️ protests?

Accusations, false flag incidents chemical and nuclear warfare

Ukraine received 50 Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones since Russian invasion | MEE - June 28, 2022 |

Allegation Ukrainian company for the production of aircraft engines Motor-Sich asked the manufacturer Bayraktar Akinci for drones with a range of 300 km and capacity 20 ltr aerosol spraying. Ukraine has extensive agricultural areas for crop dusting.

New step covert terror bombings civilian targets and assassinations?

Earliest reports from Ukraine and Bloomberg headline Aleksadr Dugin was murdered ...

In the suburbs of Moscow, Dugin's car, in which his daughter might have been, exploded - mass media

Around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022, a car belonging to the head of the "International Eurasian Movement", one of the main ideologues of racism and the armed invasion of Ukraine, Oleksandr Dugin, exploded and burned on the outskirts of Moscow (RF)

According to still unconfirmed data, Daria Oleksandrivna Dugina (Platonova), who is also known for her active public activity in support of Putin's regime and the destruction of Ukrainians, was in it. Dugina called herself a philosopher and journalist, gave lectures. The Russian news telegram channels Baza and 112 were the first to report what might have happened to her around 24:00.

"A Land Cruiser Prado car was blown up near the village of Velyki Vyazemy. As a result, the owner of the car died on the spot," Baza said.

Could just as easily been a Russian operation as also Kremlin has its dissidents and citizens against the war in Ukraine 🇺🇦.

Russian media are reporting that a car exploded in Moscow oblast; allegedly, Darya Dugina, Alexander Dugin's daughter, was driving and that she died on the spot. No official confirmation at this point, also no information on the cause of the explosion.


Russian people mourn the death of a journalist, daughter of the philosopher Alexander Dugin Darya. Along with condolences to the father, they call to cross out the red lines and respond to Kyiv with strikes on decision-making centers.

Senator Andrei Klishas was one of the first to react to the death of Daria Dugina. He brought Alexander Dugin his deepest condolences and stated that the terrorists who killed his daughter must be destroyed.

Military correspondent Semyon Pegov notes that the death of Daria Dugina was a planned action by the SBU. This is not a psychopath who was just lucky, but a long and systematic work. Perhaps the attack happened not without the help of "their man" in our own security system.

Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin calls for national unity and notes that we should not forget about the death of Darya Dugina.


LATEST NEWS: At the last moment Aleksandr Dugin switched cars. Preliminary info suggests it was a contract killing, explosive device attached under car.

Dugina was a political commentator and daughter of the veteran Russian philosopher, known for his staunch anti-Western and ‘neo-Eurasian’ views.


Western media has painted Dugin as a driving force behind President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy over the past decade.

In Russia, the supposed shadowy puppet master is largely considered to be a marginal figure. While he has served as an adviser to several politicians, Dugin never enjoyed official endorsement from the Kremlin.

The US think tank RAND Corporation wrote in 2017 that despite Western media reports of Dugin’s alleged “ties and connections” to the Russian leadership, he is “perhaps best thought of as an extremist provocateur with some limited and peripheral impact than as an influential analyst with a direct impact on policy.”

The Occult, Russian Nationalism to Geopolitics

Prokhanov’s interest in the occult began in the 1970s when as a young man he was introduced to the circle of writer Yuri Mamleev, a far-right nationalist and a founder of the “metaphysical realism” movement in Russian literature. Another member of the Mamleev club was Alexander Dugin, the son of a Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) general. Over the years, Dugin became a widely cited, influential Russian far-right ideologist and an author of dozens of books with subjects ranging from geopolitics, to Russian nationalism, to sorcery. His 1997 bestseller “The Foundations of Geopolitics” is claimed to have had a strong influence on the Russian foreign policy establishment. Some even say it is being used as a textbook at the Academy of the General Staff of the Russian military.

The book also drew attention in the West with its list of priorities for the Russian security services to be attained through a program of destabilization and disinformation. Among what Dugin sees as Russia’s first concerns is separating the UK from Europe, “absorbing” Finland, annexing Ukraine, and “dismantling” China.


Any radiation leak would be a breach of NATO Article 5 - hot clouds

Attack on Western Europe similar to Chernobyl?

By further stalemate of frontlines, leading to an escalation in use of lethal arms and missiles, the world gets closer to the last option M.A.D. — 77 years after Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

Close allies, friends even and dissidents aren’t safe in both countries involved in this devastating war. Danger comes from collaborators and traitors. Moment for expanding covert action and urban guerrilla tactics.

Top aide to Ukrainian president survives assassination attempt | The Guardian - Sept. 22, 2021 |


Had to republish some timely pieces … as policy turns more extreme, do people fail to see the undercurrent of hostility? Key words | Dugin | rightwing | tool | propaganda |

  • The World According to Dutch FM Halbe Zijlstra
  • Russia debate: To be as cruel as the Americans or not to be
  • Re: Sadly, the revanchists have a point | Feb. 1, 2008 |

    Link: https://www.eurotrib.com/comments/2008/1/24/9185/75892/38#38

    But we only have so much political capital. And we - Europe, that is - decided to squander it making Instant Capitalism(TM) and pissing on Russian dignity in the early ninties. That was as blind as it was stupid, and now the political chickens are coming home to roost. Pressing the issue when you are clearly in the wrong means that you'll be less able to press the issue when you are clearly (or not so clearly) in the right. Right now we are paying the price for our high-handedness 15 years ago and and quite frankly we have nobody and nothing to blame for that but ourselves and our own stupidity and arrogance.

    I want Europe to be a responsible great power on the global stage, not a power-drunk empire that petulantly strikes out against anyone who doesn't dance to our tune. The world has entirely too many of those as it is. And part of being a responsible player on the global stage is acknowledging when you've fucked up and acknowledging that fuck-ups come with a political cost.

    The truly galling part of it was that most progressives knew that Instant Capitalism(TM) and Shock Therapy were Bad Ideas. In that sense, it's not our fault, and it's eminently unfair that we have to see the fight for progressive ideals hamstrung because a gang of far-right ideologues decided to use Russia as a sandbox for those policies that were too manifestly insane for even the American public to swallow. In fact, it's desperately, wretchedly unfair. But life isn't fair, and we can't let the madmen run the asylum for a decade and then expect everyone else to forgive and forget and not hold us accountable for the actions our countries took during that period.

    - Jake


Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

    Wrote this article @BooMan in a hostile blogger climate …

    EurAsianism and Russian Ultra-Nationalists United In Aleksandr Dugin | Jan. 17, 2017 |

    Two representatives of the old Soviet system are Sergei Kurginyan and Aleksandr Dugin. They do not represent mainstream Russia and are quoted by right-wing American institutes to smear Russia and the policymakers in the Kremlin. The scheme by NATO to confront Russia of Putin will endanger world peace. There are no more standing armies to play out a conventional war, thus by continuing this reckless policy may ultimately lead to a clash with nuclear weapons. US Congress is a tool of right-wing extremism in the United States, lobbyists and corporate power of the billionaire oligarchs … a dangerous playground without realpolitik of an evolving world in the 21st century. US/UK failures in Middle-East military intervention has made the world a more dangerous place in the coming decade(s).

    Democrats can join this foolish enterprise, or study the concept of war and peace in a unipolar world. The US can become a leader to confront the issues confronting a habitable planet or continue on a path to a Cold War 2.0 with Russia. Join Marco Rubio, John McCain, or set a new policy for the Democratic Party and path forward to solve problems, not create them.

    The “progressive” centrists of the Democratic Party have jumped the shark with HRC and her followers.

    Follow US Intelligence and declare Vladimir Putin insane

    There is no need to negotiate … forever war.


    To get tot the "brains" of the attack, no holds barred, no Geneva Convention will stand in the way under GWB, Obama, Trump and Biden.

    The many failed attempts to assassinate preacher Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, a US citizen.

      "On Dec. 24, 2009, in the second American strike in Yemen in eight days, cruise missiles hit a meeting of leaders of the affiliate group. News accounts said one target was Anwar al-Awlaki, who was falsely reported to have been killed."

    Al-Awlaki Tribe and Family Members Killed by US Air Strike | Dec. 26, 2009 |

    The photographs enable the positive identification of damaged missile parts, which appear to be from the payload, mid-body, aft-body and propulsion sections of a BGM-109D Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile.

    This type of missile, launched from a warship or submarine, is designed to carry a payload of 166 cluster submunitions (bomblets) which each explode into over 200 sharp steel fragments that can cause injuries up to 150m away. An incendiary material inside the bomblet also spreads fragments of burning zirconium designed to set fire to nearby flammable objects.

    The ACLU and CCR have filed a lawsuit challenging the government's targeted killing of three U.S. citizens in drone strikes far from any armed conflict zone.

    In Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta (Al-Awlaki v. Panetta) the groups charge that the U.S. government's killings of U.S. citizens Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Samir Khan, and 16-year-old Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi in Yemen violated the Constitution's fundamental guarantee against the deprivation of life without due process of law.

    The killings were part of a broader program of "targeted killing" by the United States outside the context of armed conflict and based on vague legal standards, a closed executive process, and evidence never presented to the courts.

    AQAP Leader Anwar al-Awlaki Killed in Yemen | Sept. 30, 2011 |

    Enduring War In Yemen ...

    Yemen: US-made weapon used in air strike that killed scores in escalation of Saudi-led coalition attacks | Amnesty Int'l - Jan. 26, 2022 |

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 21st, 2022 at 10:45:55 AM EST
    Now we know what NATO is for!

    I've often wondered. From Seamas Milne's piece in The Guardian today:

    As the academic Richard Sakwa puts it in his book Frontline Ukraine, Nato now "exists to manage the risks created by its existence".

    Of course. Silly me.

    By Colman @EuroTrib on March 5, 2015

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 21st, 2022 at 01:32:20 PM EST
    Excellent post attached by Upstate NY ...

    .... Then Baker came on board the war wagon after the real fighting started. And in the end, even after Vance-Owen, even after 100,000 people had died, many more were ethnically cleansed, the USA and NATO ended up with the biggest military base outside the USs borders in the entire world: Camp Bondsteel.

    Madeleine Albright and her infamous comment to Colin Powell: "What good is an army if you're not going to use it?" Or even worse, "Is it worth it for 500,000 Iraqi children to die for lack of food and medicine?" Albright: "Yes."

    Add lunatic Wesley "I will start ww3" Clark to the mix and you have a boiling cauldron.


    [Links added are mine - Oui]

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    Rob de Wijk, key Dutch security a analyst turned warmonger retweeted this message ...

    Who is this "expert"?

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 21st, 2022 at 10:00:35 PM EST
    Julian Lindley-French [Chair of The Alphen Group]

    Professor Julian Lindley-French is Chair of The Alphen Group, Senior Fellow of the Institute for Statecraft in London and Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He is co-author of Future War and the Defence of Europe (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2021) with General (Ret.) John R. Allen and Lieutenant-General (Ret.) Frederick (Ben) Hodges and lead author of the 2022 Shadow NATO Strategic Concept.

    Key words | Institute for Statecraft in London | Lindley-French |

    Counterinsurgency Cyberwarfare NATO vs. Russia - Part 3

    On China ...

    The Dragon and Great Power Rivalry at the Top of the World | 18 Sept 2018 -- Prepared for the Canadian Global Affairs Institute |

    China's Hawkish, Revisionist Voices Within Mainstream Discourse on Arctic Affairs
    by David Curtis Wright

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 21st, 2022 at 10:02:29 PM EST
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    False/Fake news across all Dutch tv broadcasts ... pure propaganda to promote Russophobia.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 21st, 2022 at 10:17:40 PM EST

    Link to Putin not substantiated, is disinformation or fake news part of UK war effort. Inexcusable.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 21st, 2022 at 10:24:35 PM EST
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    Nicely covered in Frank's diary Russian war aims in Ukraine

    Alexandre Dugin has not been a close advisor to the Kremlin for many years. Because of his hardliner stance on foreign policy, he has become a liability. Putin will not take kindly to criticism in time of war. Wished the West would do the same with warmongers and extreme rightwing war hawks and not give them a prominent voice in the media.

    An insane Dugin is used by western propaganda machine to smear Putin as we have witnessed, stating Putin himself was insane. Just keep repeating the lies by the intelligence Blob and the media and public will believe it. Such basic Goebbels theory, just so stupid.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 06:22:27 AM EST
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    In last decade a list of global news that serves no purpose of human kind: Al Jazeera, Russia Today, CNNi News, even BBC News has become a virulent mouthpiece of the State, military and/or intelligence community. PROPAGANDA

    Who is Alexander Dugin, the high priest of a virulent brand of Russian nationalism?

    Oh well, in the same news broadcast CNN covered another global threat! #SannaMarin Did offset my pain 😂

    Political leaders should not put soldiers in harm's way for stupid wars, they have a responsibility to carry ... each life lost a very devastating to loved ones, family anyplace friends. STOP WARS ☮️

    Kareem Maelee Grant Nikoui Jan. 4, 2001 - KIA Aug. 26, 2021

    Next item: Taiwan.

    Indiana governor Eric Holcomb visits Taiwan amid rising tensions with China

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 09:29:36 AM EST
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    Further information on Darya Dugina ...

    The Death of Dugina

    The life story of Darya Dugina, Dugin's only daughter from his second marriage (to philosophy professor Natalia Melentieva), has some mysteries of its own. Meduza, the Russian news site in exile, reports reports that until a few years ago Dugina, who graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in philosophy in 2014 and then got the equivalent of a master's degree with a thesis on Plato, apparently kept a distance from her father's views. "Her father had no influence on her whatsoever," a male friend who preferred to remain anonymous told the site. A female college friend, Viktoria Skuibedina, said that she may have even tried to "run away from home."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 06:28:30 PM EST
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      "We only want our Victory. My daughter laid her maiden life on its altar. So, be victorious, please!

      May she inspire the sons of our Motherland to heroism even now."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 02:33:26 PM EST
    In a message of condolence to her parents, Putin on Monday called Dugina's killing a "vile crime" and described her as "a bright, talented person with a real Russian heart...with her deeds, she proved what it means to be a patriot of Russia."
    Source: Moscow Times located in Amsterdam

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 06:13:33 PM EST
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    Perpetrator of Darya Dugina's murder to be put on wanted list for extradition to Russia | Tass |

    It is noted that the Ukrainian citizen Natalia Vovk escaped to Estonia after committing the murder of Darya Dugina

    Ukrainian citizen Natalia Vovk, identified as the perpetrator of the murder of Russian political scientist and journalist Darya Dugina in the Moscow Region, will be put on the wanted list and her extradition to Russia demanded, a source in the law enforcement has told TASS.

    "Ukrainian citizen Natalia Vovk, who escaped to Estonia after committing the murder of Darya Dugina, will be put on the wanted list and her extradition demanded," the official said.

    On the evening of August 20, an explosive device went off in a Toyota Land Cruiser car on a road near the village of Bolshiye Vyazyomy, the Moscow Region. The car caught fire. As it was found out later, the explosive device had been planted under the vehicle's floor on the driver's side.

    Dugina, who was driving the car, died on the spot. Criminal proceedings have been launched on murder charges (paragraph E of part 2 of the Russian Criminal Code's article 105). It will be investigated by the central office of Russia's Investigative Committee.

    On Monday, the federal security service FSB told TASS that Dugina's murder had been solved. According to the FSB, it had been plotted by the Ukrainian secret services.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 02:36:03 PM EST

    As NATO affiliated countries have minimal coverage on the perpetrators of the assassination and link to #ukraine #azov. The Netherlands news broadcasters concentrate on the fake news and conspiracy theories. Similar to German DW News ...

    Did Russian resistance kill daughter of Alexander Dugin?

    Poland goes a bit further ...

    Russia. Daria Dugina is dead. Who is behind the attack? Russian historian: it's GRU

    First item in last three days in The Guardian ...

    The Russian federal security service (FSB) said on Monday that a female Ukrainian citizen, who arrived in Russia in late July with her 12-year-old daughter, was behind Dugina's killing. The FSB said that after the killing, the woman and her daughter fled across the border into Estonia. Ukraine has repeatedly denied Kyiv's involvement in the car bombing and Estonia dismissed the Russian claim as "provocation".

    Darya Dugina killing: Russia blames Ukraine for car bombing

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 02:45:57 PM EST
    Ukraine Azov Group Link to Assassination Dugina

    Ukraine - Dugina Killer Identified - War of Attrition Continues

    The killer, one Natalya Vovk, is associated with the Azov Nazis of Ukraine. So is her brother. Both are in Ukraine right now but will probably flee elsewhere.

    Yelensis has details that point to willful murder of Darya Dugina:

      An important clarification was already delivered by the experts: As to the question whether the bomb was on a timer or remote control, the answer already came in: remote control.

      "In other words, the terrorists who were supposedly out to blow Dugin up in his own car, would have observed, how Darya got into the car instead. Not the original target. And then they would have had to make a decision: To blow up, or not to blow up? And they took the decision: Go ahead and blow up the daughter."

    Aleksandr Dugin, as well as his daughter Darya, had been threatened:

      The Ukrainians threaten and blacklist everybody in the world who doesn't give them full and unconditional support.

      Dugin, however, is a special case, and particularly hated by the West and their proxies. Both Dugin and his daughter are on American/British "sanctions" lists. Dugin has been the recipient of non-stop hate-speech for years now. Westies hate and demonize him because of his philosophical ideas.

    You can catch Yelensis' writings at Awful Avalanche.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 04:49:18 PM EST
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    emotional IQ?
    by Cat on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 05:22:15 PM EST
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    Zelenskyy wants to replace Ukraine's top spy after security failures | Politico - June 23, 2022 |

    Zelenskyy is looking to replace Bakanov, who now runs Ukraine's spy agency, with someone more suitable to serve as the wartime chief of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), according to four officials close to the president and a Western diplomat who has advised Kyiv on reforms needed to revamp the SBU.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 07:21:54 PM EST
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    Baerbock defends arms shipments to Ukraine

    At the federal government's open day in Berlin, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock defended her support for Ukraine. According to Baerbock, the German arms deliveries to Ukraine are correct. Doing nothing in the Ukraine war is not responsible.

    Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has defended German arms deliveries to support Ukraine in the fight against Russia's war of aggression.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin refuses to negotiate the simplest of issues, such as international humanitarian law, and there is no response to attempts at mediation, criticized the Green politician on Sunday at the Federal Foreign Office at the federal government's open day in Berlin.

    A citizen had previously asked what was being done about the diplomatic end of the war beyond the supply of arms.

    Baerbock answer is FALSE and earns another series of 🤥🤥🤥

    Clearly Annalena is a follower of her 🍀 Rasputin, insane former Green politician Ralf Fücks.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 05:44:35 PM EST

    Her visit to Moscow as a Green politician in the foreign service of Germany ... remember WW2 and > 27 million deaths. Berlin was liberated from Nazi scum. Arrogance!

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 05:45:36 PM EST
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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 05:47:01 PM EST
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    Bau des Denkmals und Friedhofs - 13.200 der rund 80.000 sowjetischen Soldaten, die in der Schlacht von Berlin gestorben sind, sind hier begraben - fand zwischen Mai 1947 und November 1949 auf einer Fläche von rund 27.500 m2 statt.

    Commemorations were held marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day - the Allied invasion of German-occupied Normandy

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, took part in a ceremony marking the event. Despite being on the Allied side from 1941-1945, Russian President Vladimir Putin was not invited to attend.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 05:48:07 PM EST
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    Dutch national news broadcast Nieuwsuur is fully compromised by Dutch intelligence agency as the main topic about the cowardly murder of a Russian citizen near Moscow was disinformation.

    A complete news item with video of the Stalin era of Communism.

    This was a near copy from exiled former member of State Duma, Ilya Ponomarev.

    Russian exile blames partisans for Dugina's murder | Aug. 22, 2022 |

    After the death of right-wing Russian political scientist and journalist Darja Dugina, a previously unknown partisan movement claimed responsibility for the attack. "This attack opens a new page in Russian resistance to Putinism. A new one - but not the last," said the Russian Ilya Ponomarev, who lives in Ukraine, in a YouTube video published on Sunday evening.

    The National Republican Army movement is said to be responsible for the murder of the daughter of right-wing nationalist ideologue Alexander Dugin, as the former member of the Russian Parliament explained. Whether such a "National Republican Army" actually exists was not initially verifiable. Some commentators on social networks doubted that an improvised opposition movement could be behind such a sophisticated and elaborately planned assassination and rather see the handwriting of Russian security authorities.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 08:35:58 PM EST

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 08:36:48 PM EST
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    American propaganda site RFERL also carries this story ... only in the Russian language ... of course.

    ФСБ уже все раскрыла? Кто может стоять за убийством Дарьи Дугиной

    Has the FSB already revealed everything? Who could be behind the murder of Daria Dugina | Svobada / RFERL |

    Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the President's Office, said that Ukraine had nothing to do with the murder. "We are not a criminal state, which is the Russian Federation, and even more so not a terrorist state," Podolyak said. According to him, the murder of Darya Dugina may be connected either with Russia's desire to start not hidden, but real mobilization, or with the struggle of various political groups to redistribute the internal ideological space within the country.

    On the morning of August 22, it became known that the National Republican Army took responsibility for the murder of Darya Dugina. Alexander Verkhovsky, head of the Sova information and analytical center, says that nothing has been known about this group so far: "I first heard about its existence just recently, after listening to its manifesto from the lips of Ilya Ponomarev (a former State Duma deputy living in Ukraine. - RS). To be honest, I'm not sure it really exists. To be more precise, the way he spoke did not inspire confidence in me. Although there may be such a group, nothing more is known about it." According to Alexander Verkhovsky, it is also premature to talk about the ideology of the National Republican Army due to lack of information.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 08:38:50 PM EST
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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 08:39:41 PM EST
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    Roger Waters on kill list Ukrainian Security Services (USB)

    Adam Schiff: "We don't want to fight the Russians over here that is why it is important for our National Security to send military aid to Ukraine." (2020)

    Rep. Adam Schiff on Ukraine military aid

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 09:41:13 PM EST
    Fans slam Roger Waters and tell him to 'stick to what you're good at' as they threaten to sell their tickets to his 'This Is Not a Drill' tour after he branded Biden a 'war criminal' over Ukraine

    • Former Roger Waters fans are taking to Twitter to express their dismay after the rocker said he believes Joe Biden should be considered a 'war criminal'
    • He says Biden is 'fueling the fire in Ukraine' and should encourage Zelensky to negotiate with Putin and put an end to 'this horrific, horrendous war'
    • The musician also believes the US is spreading 'liberator propaganda' and overstepped by issuing support for Taiwan amid tensions with China
    • Waters is no stranger to politics and uses his concerts to take political stands 

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 at 09:45:37 PM EST
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    It is not in our national security interests for Ukraine to become a member of NATO anyway, so why not give Russia that assurance?

    If that were the case, Putin would have surely declared victory when it became clear (in April? May? I forget) that Ukraine would never ask for or obtain NATO membership.

    But no...

    Consider a counterfactual past (say, December 2021) when international negotiations had given Putin guarantees that Ukraine would never be in NATO. And throw in the ceding of the Donbass/Sudetenland to Russia, and retrospective recognition of the annexion of Crimea.

    Would that have made him abandon his land bridge / Novorossiya project?

    It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

    by eurogreen on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 02:27:25 PM EST
    In over thirty years since independence, the Ukraine has failed to become a United Ukraine ... see the division in most general elections. Ukraine did not succeed to meet the obligation agreed in the Minsk agreement. In 2021 the Zelensky administration, with backing of the White House, decided to abandon the agreement and prepared a military attack to destroy the separatists in the Donbas. Zelensky to show his humility not to endanger civilians urged the Russian speaking group to choose between him and Russia. In that case, they should leave the Donbas. A bit of ethnic cleansing. Ugly. Ukraine is a failed state and with the uncontrolled massive influx of lethal weapons will make the whole region of Eastern Europe a dangerous place for over a decade. Gangs, extremists, mobs and oligarchs divided between East and West makes a toxic cocktail.

    The decision by NATO at the Bucharest Summit in 2008 under Bush/Cheney was to introduce the "Open Door" policy with an invite specifically for Georgia and Ukraine.  This was a red line for Russia and the Kremlin. Their national security would be at risk. Not acceptable for any nation and protected under the UN Charter.

    President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine | Kyiv - April 1, 2008 |

      For the last 80 years, Ukraine has declared its independence six times, and five times it failed. It failed probably because there were no international signatures -- honor our sovereignty, and very often Ukraine looked like a diversified country, a parted country in an international community. And we are speaking here about the system of political decisions that fixed it right.

    The dogma of NATO left no room to negotiate and even the EU commissioner of foreign policy, Borrell, decided not to answer his colleague Lavrov.

    The decision makers were in London and in Washington DC, not in Kyiv. Once the decision for war was made in the Kremlin, there is no way to undo the damage and war becomes a horrific momentum of hate and revenge. Leaders are fools and criminals. The whole Ukraine saga of two decades is disgusting. Corruption and oligarchy ...

    Should NATO close its doors? | The Hill - Feb. 1, 2022 |

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's demand to the United States is that this option be foreclosed, and, in particular, that the United States not seek to extend its defense perimeter further along the Russian border. Washington has rejected this demand, arguing that spheres of influence such as that which Russia is seeking to preserve, represent an outdated and now illegitimate concept.

    This argument may seem somewhat unpersuasive as a defense for the continued enlargement of a chief source of American influence, that is the NATO alliance. And one can only imagine how any U.S. administration would react if a potential adversary sought to extend its defense perimeter to the U.S. border. In fact, one does not have to imagine, because the Soviet Union once tried, and Washington's reaction provoked the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Only ar the end of March a trial balloon by Zelensky offering to discuss neutrality. Shot down in Kyiv, London and DC.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 05:58:49 PM EST
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    DW | Germany's Scholz says Putin started war for 'completely absurd' reasons, 21 Aug psychic
    Olaf Scholz is certain that Vladimir Putin planned this war long before the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24.

    "This is a war that Putin, Russia, started, clearly with the intention of conquering its neighboring country. I think that was the original goal," Scholz said comparing Russia's actions with the early days of imperialism [?]. Russia is currently concerned with gaining territory in eastern Ukraine, but it is not certain that it will stay that way, the Chancellor said, so giving in is not a sensible strategy.

    "Putin actually had the idea of ​​swiping a felt-tip pen across the European landscape and then saying, 'This is mine and this is yours,'" Scholz said adding that Germany cannot accept that.

    21 Dec Reuters | Biden assures Zelensk* that NATO membership in Ukraine's hands, Kyiv says
    19 Feb The Hill | Zelensk*: Ukraine wants `clear' time frame for NATO membership
    16 Mar CNN | Zelensk* signals he doesn't expect Ukraine to join NATO anytime soon
    14 Apr NY Yella Cake | Zelensk* blasts Merkel and Sarkozy for denying Ukraine NATO membership.
    30 June Examiner | Zelensk* chides NATO: `We are deterring Russia from destroying us and from destroying you'

    yahoo! New Voice of Ukraine | Scholz told Putin before invasion Ukraine 'wouldn't join NATO within 30 years', 22 Aug never o' clock

    "This (Ukraine's entry into NATO) won't happen in the next 30 years," Scholz said during negotiations with Putin, the newspaper said.
    However, according to the German chancellor, Putin [?!] has "completely absurd" ideas. For example, the Russian dictator told him that Belarus and Ukraine apparently "should not be separate states."
    [Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu] repeated Russian propaganda claims about genocide in the Donbas and NATO posing a threat to Russia.
    Behold! Zbigniew Rau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, "Freedom and equality of nations are the only defense against the Threat of imperialism" published in the "Rzeczpospolita" journal, 22 Aug gov.PL
    Russia's aggression against Ukraine marked the end of an era in the history of Europe dominated by a conviction that another great war on the continent cannot happen given the traumatic experiences of the 20th century, while all European nations share a desire for peace. Faced with a tragic turn of events, we have come to realize that imperialism is not just a historical category but the lifeblood of the modern world affecting each of us, however differently, with its destructive power. Moreover, it has also become clear that imperialism cannot be integrated with the free world on a permanent basis, let alone in a harmonious way, by turning a blind eye to imperialistic ambitions, inclinations, or mere habits, by assenting to Reasoning and acting in terms of spheres of influence.
    Thus, today's European order, EU order, does not protect us from the erosion of freedom and equality of the member states, a trend which, as experience has shown, is conducive to the rebirth of imperialism. In this context, the proposal to create institutional conditions for Germany to assume a leading role in the European Union would only substantially exacerbate this lack of freedom and equality. Accordingly, if the German offer is to defend the EU from imperialism, which Germany feels responsible to do, the Union does not need German leadership but German self-limitation. Only then will that freedom and equality of the member states enable the EU to become the desired antithesis of imperialism....
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    by Cat on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 08:38:27 PM EST
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    and so the reason for Putin to continue his defensive not-war after March 16 was... ?

    It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
    by eurogreen on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 01:39:07 PM EST
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    I don't remember Russia breaking off the peace negotiations?
    by generic on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 03:24:18 PM EST
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    From b @MofA

    The 'west', in form of Joe Biden's messenger Boris Johnson, told Zelensky - first in a phone call and then in person - that he would be on his own if he should sign a ceasefire agreement that made any concessions to Russia.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 07:22:09 PM EST
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    Atlantic Council Ivo Daalder and John Kerry promised US foreign policy intent: "to make Russia a pariah state".

    Washington DC, 4 March 2022: The world is on edge, and with good reason.

    Not really helping things? Lindsey Graham taking to Twitter and calling on random Russian citizens to assassinate their president.

    Some Twitter users demanded that the company remove Graham's tweet, but it has remained online because the platform generally allows elected officials greater leeway in expressing views than ordinary citizens.

    Twitter's rules allow for a "public-interest exception" in which government figures or elected officials can express themselves freely "given the significant public interest in knowing and being able to discuss their actions and statements."

    Twitter still chose to leave up the post despite its rules stating that any government figure who tweets a "declarative call to action that could harm a specific individual or group" would have the content censored.

    Graham's initial post was referring to Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, who failed in his attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a suitcase bomb during a Nazi council of war on July 21, 1944.

    Biden in Warsaw speech calls for regime change.

    In what is being perceived as a major 'verbal escalation', US President Joe Biden on March 26, called his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, a 'butcher'.

    Interestingly the comments have escalated the debate beyond US and Russia, with France wading into the matter. French President Emmanuel Macron warned against 'verbal escalation' with Moscow and called for a 'diplomatic' route instead. Macron told France 3 that the world wanted a ceasefire or a withdrawal of Russian troops, "we can't escalate either in words or actions".

    Joe Biden wants war and confrontation with personal foe Vlad Putin. Ukraine was meant historically to bear the brunt for "freedom." Throwing oil on the fire, no chance for a ceasefire, as Biden will veto any attempt until total victory. Zelensky is quite confident ...

    Pandora Papers: Network of offshore companies revealed by document leak threaten the Ukrainian president's political future, analysts say | Al Jazeera - Oct. 5, 2921 |

    Joe Biden made Zelensky an offer he couldn't refuse ... slowly the strategy from the White House and NATO HQ in Brussels began to shift. Biden Knows What He's Doing With Putin

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 03:27:55 PM EST
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    HH Erdoğan aims Putin-Zelensky meet

    Speaking after the weekly cabinet meeting late Aug. 22, Erdoğan repeated his objective of gathering Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in Türkiye for a ceasefire.

    Recalling that he met Putin in Sochi on Aug. 5 and Zelensky in Lviv on Aug. 18,

    Erdoğan stressed "Our objective is to pave the way for permanently resolving this crisis by bringing Mr. Putin and Mr. Zelensky together in Türkiye in the not-too-distant future."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 08:51:15 PM EST

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 08:43:11 AM EST

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 07:27:46 PM EST

    Ukraine is stuck between NATO and Russia

    'Strong, hardcore, handsome' Kiwi is killed on front line while defending Ukraine as fellow soldier pays tribute: 'The bro was anything but scenery'

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    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 25th, 2022 at 09:33:20 AM EST
    Germany sends 'All Quiet on the Western Front' to Oscars

    A jury in Munich decided on Wednesday evening which production should get a chance to win the best international feature film Academy Award in 2023 -- and selected "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Edward Berger, who also directed the

    "All Quiet on the Western Front" is based on Erich Maria Remarque's 1929 novel of the same name, which is regarded as the epitome of the anti-war novel. The German author paints a portrait of a generation of young men who are in an upbeat mood when they leave school for the front; they end up perishing in the murderous war machine of World War I.

      "Sleepwalkers" caused people to rethink World War I, and whether it was just Germany starting the war, or whether it was rather many European nations sleepwalking into a massive battle.

    At the time, "All Quiet on the Western Front" was the biggest success in German literary history.

    The novel was first adapted for the screen in the US in 1930, a film that won two Oscars. A second film version followed in 1979.

    Story more relevant than ever

    Berger's production [trailer] is the third version, albeit the first from Germany.

      ((youtube/ G4ZY66BG38))

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    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 25th, 2022 at 03:57:54 PM EST
    9 Mar 2022
    'We are on war footing': Granholm calls on oil companies to ramp up production
    "That means [crude oil] releases from the strategic reserves all around the world. And that means you producing more right now if and when you can. I hope your investors are saying this to you as well. In this moment of crisis, we need more supply."

    24 Aug 2022
    Granholm to Europe: Tough Luck

    That's the message Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm sent last week in a letter imploring seven major refiners to limit fuel exports. We obtained a copy of the letter, which the Administration didn't release publicly. Ms. Granholm warns that gasoline inventories on the East Coast are at a near-decade low, and diesel stocks are nearly 50% below the five-year average across the region.

    "Given the historic level of U.S. refined product exports, I again urge you to focus in the near term on building inventories in the United States, rather than selling down current stocks and further increasing exports," she writes....

    archived Today, I'm authorizing the release of 1 million barrels per day for the next six months Apr fools, G7 prix fixe and bid-rigging UPDATE! 1YR trend

    ELECTION 2022!

    by Cat on Tue Aug 30th, 2022 at 11:45:02 PM EST
    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 31st, 2022 at 10:41:31 AM EST
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    call me algernon. I warned you.
    < wipes tears >
    by Cat on Wed Aug 31st, 2022 at 12:25:01 PM EST
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    New on MoA:
    Ukraine - A Frontline Report - Vanishing Foreign Weapons

    The MOD report is grim reading. I have family in Ukraine, and understand the Russian POV. The whole thing is heartbreaking.

    My heart goes out to the conscripted UKR kids that have no weapons and no command support being ordered to attack entrenched combined arms forces. I would be furious if my child was there. Particularly is one has seen videos of the children of the connected Kiev elite partying like nothing wad going on, miraculously avoiding the draft.

    Posted by: dask | Aug 31 2022 10:42 utc | 6

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 31st, 2022 at 03:08:43 PM EST

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 13th, 2022 at 01:05:23 AM EST
    Zelensky admitted 150-200 of his men died each day in the slaughter of war.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 16th, 2022 at 04:26:39 PM EST
    by Oui (Oui) on Sat Sep 17th, 2022 at 11:20:32 AM EST
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    The Media War On Truthful Reporting And Legitimate Opinions - A Documentary | MofA - April 21, 2018 |

    See also my writings of failed PropOrNot campaign launched as NATO propaganda and incitement against Russia started in November 2016.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sat Sep 17th, 2022 at 11:01:22 PM EST

    UN Calls for Investigation of Darya Dugina Murder

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 19th, 2022 at 09:51:43 AM EST

    On The Upcoming Putin Speech And Announcements

    Moscow has made a decision how to proceed in the proxy war with NATO in the Ukraine.

    We do not yet know what the decision is.

    My hunch is that Russia received information over some weapon systems the U.S. is secretly providing to the Ukraine. This could be missiles with several hundred kilometer range or other types of weapons that could seriously threaten Russia's towns and cities.

    If so, Russia has to do something now to end the war before its becomes more than a nuisance for Russia and its people. Ending means of course by winning it.
    Training up a mobilization force takes about three months. It would put it on the front in the mid of winter, a season during which Russian forces can operate quite well.

    Russian stock exchange dropped 15% today ...

    Russia's Stock Exchange Crashes as Mobilization Rumors Swirl | Newsweek |

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 20th, 2022 at 09:04:09 PM EST

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 20th, 2022 at 09:09:09 PM EST
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    Macron slams planned referendums in Russia-controlled regions in Ukraine

    Western Leaders Dismiss Referendums Planned In Russian-Controlled Areas Of Ukraine As Illegitimate | RFERL |

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 20th, 2022 at 09:10:13 PM EST
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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 5th, 2022 at 08:04:11 PM EST
    A note written as a comment to an earlier post

    From "No Surrender" demonstrations and historian Vitaliy Haidukevych, translated into Ukrainian,  on an Internet search engine linked this article ...

    [Google translation, links on topics are mine - Oui]]

    Army of Ukraine. The story could have been different | Oct. 14, 2019 |

    For Defender of Ukraine Day, channel 24 has prepared for you a series of materials about the remarkable military achievements of our country: from Kievan Rus to now. After all, now everything could be different.

    1. Kievan Rus

    The history of the Ukrainian army goes back to the powerful wife of Kyivan Rus. Channel 24 journalists want to draw your attention to one of the most serious and important victories of the forces of the Kyiv state on the way to world recognition - the campaign of Prince Oleg to Byzantium.

    * Prince Oleg in Constantinople

    2. Principality of Galicia-Volyn

    We know about the powerful Galicia-Volyn principality and the first Ukrainian king Danylo Halytskyi from school history lessons. But what role did the policy of this prince actually play in the formation of the modern Ukrainian state?

      While formally accepting the Mongols as overlords, and supplying them with soldiers as required, Daniil Romanovich of Halych built a foreign policy around opposition to the Golden Horde. He established cordial relations with the rulers of Kingdom of Poland and Kingdom of Hungary, and requested aid from Pope Innocent IV in the form of a crusade.

    * Coronation of Danylo Halytskyi in 1253

    3. Middle Ages

    One of the greatest battles of the Middle Ages -- the Battle of Grunwald (July 1410)-- irreversibly influenced the course of Ukrainian history.

    * Battle of Grunwald / painting by Jan Matejka

    4. Cossacks

    An entire period in the history of Ukraine, full of turning points, is named after Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytskyi. Khmelnytskyi became an invaluable stage of state building, but not all of its leader's plans were destined to become reality. So what was Khmelnytskyi's idea that could change today's fate of Ukrainians?

    * Bohdan Khmelnytsky enters Kyiv (1649)

    5. Battle of Konotop

    The Battle of Konotop is a story that is so disliked in Russia. Then, in 1659, the combined forces of the hetman of Vyhov and the Crimean Khanate defeated the Muscovite army near Konotop, in modern Sumy Oblast. In this battle, the Moscow invaders lost their elite cavalry, which opened the way for the Cossacks to advance on Moscow.

    * Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky, who led the Battle of Konotop

    6. Cossack Army joined by Sweden against Russian Czar Peter I

    Mazepa is one of the controversial, but also one of the greatest figures in the history of Ukrainian statehood. It was he who stood at the head of the Cossack army that went side by side with the Swedes against Peter I. Unfortunately, they lost the battle then. And this changed Ukrainian and world history forever.

    * Ivan Mazepa dreamed of an independent Ukraine

    7. 20th century

    Ukrainians love freedom. Even in difficult times, when the enemy destroyed the Ukrainian state, ordinary people took up arms to protect themselves, their relatives and their land. Guerrilla warfare methods were constantly improved and inherited by subsequent generations. It is not surprising that one of the highlights of the era of the struggle for independence in 1917-22 were the actions of the "Makhnovites " in the Gulyaipol region, as well as the Kholodnoyarsk Republic.

    * Nestor Makhno is the "father" of anarchy

    8. Stepan Bandera

    The activity of the Ukrainian insurgent army is probably one of the most controversial pages in Ukrainian history. However, if this organization did not exist, it is difficult to even imagine whether Ukraine would remain within the boundaries that are outlined on the map today.

    Hero worshipping of Nazi corroborator Stepan Bandera in killing tens of thousands of Jewish Ukrainians and Poles in Galicia.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 19th, 2022 at 04:59:26 PM EST
    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 19th, 2022 at 05:00:08 PM EST
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    How a Jewish President made peace with Neo-Nazi paramilitaries on Front Lines of War with Russia

    Back in October 2019, as the war in eastern Ukraine dragged on, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky traveled to Zolote, a town situated firmly in the "gray zone" of Donbas, where over 14,000 had been killed, mostly on the pro-Russian side. There, the president encountered the hardened veterans of extreme right paramilitary units keeping up the fight against separatists just a few miles away.

    Elected on a platform of de-escalation of hostilities with Russia, Zelensky was determined to enforce the so-called Steinmeier Formula conceived by then-German Foreign Minister Walter Steinmeier which called for elections in the Russian-speaking regions of Donetsk and Lugansk.

    In a face-to-face confrontation with militants from the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion who had launched a campaign to sabotage the peace initiative called "No to Capitulation," Zelensky encountered a wall of obstinacy.

    With appeals for disengagement from the frontlines firmly rejected, Zelensky melted down on camera. "I'm the president of this country. I'm 41 years old. I'm not a loser. I came to you and told you: Remove the weapons," Zelensky implored the fighters.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 19th, 2022 at 05:02:11 PM EST
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