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One Year In Review as Forecast Worsens

by Oui Sat Feb 25th, 2023 at 04:48:50 PM EST

'Progressives' Drinking Neocon Kool-Aid

Joe Biden as an All American boy possesses a one track mind: depose of the dictator and force regime change at any cost. While in the Senate or later as  VP under Obama or as resident of the White House, Joe has always backed military confrontation where economic sanctions have not reached its goal.

Wielding power as highest ranking Democratic member Senate Foreign Relations Committee ... bullied opposition voices to entertain and force the decision to invade and occupy Iraq in March 2003 based on disinformation and outright falsehoods. Democracy hoodwinked by Red and Blue in Washington DC.

State of exceptionalism, America today!

Anatol Lieven: Former British correspondent in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the countries of the late Soviet Union. Now at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. QIRS is a non-interventionist foreign policy advocacy organization founded in 2019 with support from two major political donors, liberal George Soros and libertarian Charles Koch.

A bit of realism and less ugly Western war propaganda Made In USA ...

For years, Putin didn't invade Ukraine. What made him finally snap turn in 2022? | The Guardian Opinion |

These years also saw Ukraine refuse to guarantee autonomy for the Donbas, and western failure to put any pressure on Kyiv to do so.

This was accompanied by other developments that made Putin decide to bring matters concerning Ukraine to a head. These included the US-Ukrainian Strategic Partnership of November 2021, which held out the prospect of Ukraine becoming a heavily armed US ally in all but name, while continuing to threaten to retake the Donbas by force.

In recent months, the German and French leaders in 2015, Merkel and François Hollande, have declared that the Minsk 2 agreement on Donbas autonomy was only a manoeuvre on their part to allow the Ukrainians the time to build up their armed forces. This is what Russian hardliners always believed, and by 2022, Putin himself seems to have come to the same conclusion.

Nonetheless, almost until the eve of invasion, Putin continued unsuccessfully to press the French president, Emmanuel Macron, in particular to support a treaty of neutrality for Ukraine ...

Putin now seems to agree fully with Russian hardline nationalists that no western government can be trusted, and that the west as a whole is implacably hostile to Russia. He remains, however, vulnerable to attack from those same hardliners, both because of the deep incompetence with which the invasion was conducted, and because their charge that he was previously naive about the hopes of rapprochement with Europe appears to have been completely vindicated.

It is from this side, not the Russian liberals, that the greatest threat to his rule now comes; and of course this makes it even more difficult for Putin to seek any peace that does not have some appearance, at least, of Russian victory.

Did the US State Department deliberately sucker the Kremlin into invading Ukraine?

Here is a rather unsettling analysis of how the reprehensible invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Army may have been not only anticipated by the US State Department, but perhaps even deliberately provoked, in order to sucker the Kremlin into an unwinnable war.

The document, which replaces an earlier US-Ukraine Strategic Partnership document dating from 2008, proposes to make Ukraine a full-fledged partner state of the USA in all aspects of policy and institutional development, including in "political, security, and defense" domains. I'm resisting the term "client state" to avoid triggering you -- but yes, the Strategic Partnership agreement proposes to make Ukraine closely dependent on the United States, especially in terms of its military and intelligence services.

The Russians see this as the US vassalisation of what was, for centuries, an integral part of the Russian Empire, and the men in the Kremlin don't like that at all.

NATO Bucharest Summit 2008 invitation for expansion into Russian sphere of influence  Dick Cheney forced decision through by allies.

Thus step-by-step the United States meddled in Europe's back yard to threaten the Russian Federation using bi-lateral agreements building military alliances. The European Union kept silent, impotent to halt the train wreck many saw coming

Exactly as interpreted in signs from Washington for a European reset ...

Joe Biden, the old garde returned as the wrong man at the wrong time in history ... from the cesspool of DC Foreign Policy USIP, McCain Institute, AEI, AIPAC, Atlantic Council et Al.

'Progressives' Drinking Neocon Kool-Aid | Jul 6th, 2022 |

The Falsehoods In American Foreign Policy

Exact blueprint of Biden's reset to Europe in a very morbid execution in 2022.

The Dominance Dilemma: The American Approach to NATO and its Future | Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft - Jan. 2021 |

  • Despite the Biden administration's push to revitalize U.S. alliances, U.S. relations with NATO are due for a reset. The United States should incentivize European members of NATO to take on additional responsibilities for their defense.  
  • Encouraging the European allies to take initiative will help the United States focus on its other domestic and international  priorities and may facilitate improving relations with Russia. This approach will also prove attractive to European states concerned about the future direction of U.S. foreign policy.
  • Recalibrating the U.S. role in Europe would conform with the United States' post-World War II efforts to stabilize European security -- and stand as the fruit of Washington's success in this regard. 


Joe, you are just a Wall Street patsy and 50 year war hawk ... not a real democrat.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Feb 25th, 2023 at 04:56:20 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Mar 27th, 2023 at 12:21:54 PM EST
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United States by-passing NATO alliance by signing bi-lateral security and military agreements ...

NATO's Biggest European Members Float Defense Pact With Ukraine | WSJ |

Bi-lateral defense pacts to force all NATO members into a aggressive pact and position anti-Russia. The Eastern battle flank to launch revenge attacks on Russia.

Joe Biden, after half a century in government foreign policy positions, the ideal old man to crush the Soviet Union, now called the Russian Federation.

Not surprising Vladimir Putin reacts by floating a Red Line ...

Ukraine Latest: Putin Says Weapons Aid Makes NATO 'Participant' | National Post - 2 hrs ago |

Words are seldom supported by facts on the ground ...

Ukraine updates: West not plotting to attack Russia, Biden says | Al Jazeera |

Wagging the dog, in the final year Biden can Act against Russia before election
year 2024.

See my latest diaries on the crucial steps made to come into a postion of attack ...

Under Joe Biden very direct political steps through a sanctions regime were executed.

All along for over a decade through closest ally UK MOD a massive propaganda campaign was developed. In the states, the US Congress did intensive McCartyasc rhetoric to degenerate Putin, wealth of oligarchs, Magnitsky Act, spy Litvinenko, MH17 incident, traitor Skripal all became part of war propaganda. Many incidents of downing passenger aircraft during military events have passed w/o any or little consequences.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Feb 26th, 2023 at 01:08:18 PM EST
Joe Biden took two or three distinct steps in the year of the Afghan retreat and defeat ...

Executive Power to act in case of a National Emergency Joe Biden sanctions on Russia April 15 2021

[Update-1] in my diary European Betrayal of Minsk Agreements

Biden's Decree of National Emergency v. Russian Federation

Biden claims he's democratic not oligarchic, but he's wrong. These sanctions and others are based on a "national emergency" that Biden himself declared on April 15, 2021. The reasons for Biden on his own declaring a "national emergency" are pure BS. There is nothing "democratic" about it, and now we get to pay more for the goods imported from Russia in compliance with the many sanctions ordered by Biden with more oligarchic Executive Orders. [Source DB @MoA]


Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation | April 15, 2021 |

Biden's declaration of National Emergency to use executive war powers, in the
footsteps of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933 at his inaugural.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Feb 26th, 2023 at 01:09:23 PM EST
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Signing a military and intelligence sharing pact United States and Ukraine ... change in military leadership in Kyiv - November 2021.

Secretary of State Blinken of USA and Foreign Minister Kuleba of Ukraine signed the US-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership in Washington in November 2021, six months after the Russians started assembling armies on the borders of Ukraine.

The following is the text of the U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership signed by U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Washington, D.C. on November 10, 2021.

U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership

Section I: Principles of Cooperation

  • Cooperation between democracies on defense and security is essential to respond effectively to threats to peace and stability.

  • A strong, independent, and democratic Ukraine, capable of defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity and promoting regional stability, contributes to the security and prosperity not only of the people of Ukraine, but of a Europe whole, free, democratic, and at peace.

Section II: Security and Countering Russian Aggression

The United States and Ukraine  share a vital national interest in a strong, independent, and democratic Ukraine. Bolstering Ukraine's ability to defend itself against threats to its territorial integrity and deepening Ukraine's integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions are concurrent priorities.

The United States recognizes Ukraine's unique contribution to nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament and reaffirms its commitments under the "Memorandum on Security Assurances in Connection with Ukraine's Accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons" (the Budapest Memorandum) of December 5, 1994).

Guided by the April 3, 2008 Bucharest Summit Declaration of the NATO North Atlantic Council and as reaffirmed in the June 14, 2021 Brussels Summit Communique of the NATO North Atlantic Council, the United States supports Ukraine's right to decide its own future foreign policy course free from outside interference, including with respect to Ukraine's aspirations to join NATO.


This document comes as close as Ukraine can get to NATO  membership, a security guarantee by US leadership, military power and cooperating with US intelligence. Was Zelensky duped to understand this pact would prevent Russia from stopping at the border and not invade the Donbas? Full reliance on the military might of the U.S.

Updated in 2022/23 ...

US Treasury and Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Feb 26th, 2023 at 01:23:44 PM EST
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Thanks Joe, you have shown so much courage to let Ukraine bleed for American hegemony ... James Monroe would be proud.

At the time, nearly all Spanish colonies in the Americas had either achieved or were close to independence. Monroe asserted that the New World and the Old World were to remain distinctly separate spheres of influence, and thus further efforts by European powers to control or influence sovereign states in the region would be viewed as a threat to U.S. security. In turn, the United States would recognize and not interfere with existing European colonies nor meddle in the internal affairs of European countries.

The Monroe Doctrine, Cold War Anachronism: Cuba and the Dominican Republic -- 1966

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Feb 26th, 2023 at 01:35:35 PM EST
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The US president won rave reviews in Kyiv and Warsaw. But his old, cold war mindset is out of step with a changing world

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Feb 26th, 2023 at 07:44:13 PM EST
It was Joe Biden's week. His energised performance in Kyiv and Warsaw recalled the campaigning style of a much younger man. Russian media sniped that the US president was warming up for his 2024 re-election campaign. They missed the point. He almost certainly intends to run again. Yet last week's adrenaline rush had a different cause.

Biden has cast himself as a latter-day Lionheart, leading a global crusade against the bad guys - what he calls "a test for the ages". He's on a high. He believes he, and the cause of democracy, are winning hands down. Sadly, he's wrong.

By "bad guys", Biden means, principally, Russia's leader, Vladimir Putin, whose delusional speech in Moscow confirmed him as undisputed heir to Ronald Reagan's evil empire. But Biden is also rhetorically targeting authoritarians, autocrats and tyrants everywhere - anyone who challenges the western democratic model. This includes governments ruling at least half of humanity, such as China and India and many African states.

Biden's division of the world into "for us or against us" camps carries uncomfortable echoes of George W Bush, circa 2001, and of Putin himself. That it is America's manifest destiny (updated version) to defend and promote freedom and democracy everywhere is a message that normally plays well with US voters.

At least, it did once, during the cold war with the Soviet Union, when Biden's worldview was formed. No more. Despite Putin's aggressive imperial irredentism, that era has passed. Today's fractured, fragmented world is multipolar and geopolitically complex.

Our local professor warmonger concedes ... Rob de Wijk retweets: "..unfortunately, but true:"

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Feb 26th, 2023 at 07:47:14 PM EST
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Status of Bakhmut remains unclear as Kyiv counters Russian claims | EuroNews |

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 28th, 2023 at 06:10:31 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 28th, 2023 at 06:12:19 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Mar 2nd, 2023 at 02:35:30 AM EST
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ICC Head Prosecutor Khan did the rounds visiting Afghanistan, Baghdad, Iraq, Tehran, Iran, Jerusalem, Israel, Tripoli in Lebanon and Libya and ended up in Kyiv, Ukraine. Setting priorities ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 28th, 2023 at 06:13:46 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 28th, 2023 at 06:15:04 PM EST
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Zelenskyy: There will never be peace talks with Putin | Politico - Sept. 28, 2022 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 28th, 2023 at 06:16:34 PM EST
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Ukraine may 'strategically pull back' from embattled Bakhmut: Zelensky adviser, 1 Mar
"'Make no mistake -- our counteroffensives will be around the corner soon,' [Alexander Rodnyansky] told CNN."
by Cat on Wed Mar 1st, 2023 at 04:47:03 PM EST
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'Almost no life left' as Russia escalates Bakhmut attack, Zelenskyy says | PBS - Jan. 10, 2023 |

An exceptional feature of the fighting near Bakhmut is that some of it has taken place around entrances to disused salt mine tunnels which run for some 200 kilometers (120 miles), the British intelligence report noted.

    "Both sides are likely concerned that (the tunnels) could be used for infiltration behind their lines."

Russia's grinding eastern offensive captured almost all of Luhansk during the summer. Donetsk escaped the same fate, and the Russian military subsequently poured manpower and resources around Bakhmut.

Taking Bakhmut would disrupt Ukraine's supply lines and open a route for Russian forces to press on toward Kramatorsk and Sloviansk, key Ukrainian strongholds in Donetsk.

Like Mariupol and other contested cities, Bakhmut has endured a long siege without water and power even before Moscow launched massive strikes to take out public utilities across Ukraine.

Kyrylenko, the Donetsk region's governor, estimated more than two months ago that 90% of Bakhmut's prewar population of over 70,000 had fled since Moscow focused on seizing the entire Donbas.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 1st, 2023 at 06:12:57 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 04:09:33 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 04:10:23 PM EST
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War between West and East ... Southern Hemisphere is neutral as are India and China.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 28th, 2023 at 11:43:20 PM EST

Most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine and stressed that it is causing immense human suffering and exacerbating existing fragilities in the global economy - constraining growth, increasing inflation, disrupting supply chains, heightening energy and food insecurity, and elevating financial stability risks. There were other views and different assessments of the situation and sanctions. Recognising that the G20 is not the forum to resolve security issues, we acknowledge that security issues can have significant consequences for the global economy.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 1st, 2023 at 12:00:22 AM EST
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Only post on ET key word #Kupiansk

Weeks After Liberation, Kupyansk Residents Persevere Amid Continued Missile Attacks | RFERL |

On September 9, the Ukrainian military liberated the city of Kupyansk along with other settlements in the Kharkiv region. Russian forces are now hammering it from afar with nightly missile attacks.

Related in timeline ...

Crimean bridge attack highlights Russian setbacks in Ukraine Oct. 10, 2022 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Mar 3rd, 2023 at 07:20:01 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Mar 3rd, 2023 at 07:21:18 PM EST

Russians pound last access routes to Ukraine's besieged Bakhmut | France24 |

Ukrainian forces have blown up a railway bridge inside the besieged eastern city of Bakhmut, according to a report.

Video of the controlled explosion, posted on social media and geolocated by CNN, was shared widely today along with unconfirmed reports  that it was a sign that Ukraine was preparing to withdraw from the city.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Mar 3rd, 2023 at 07:22:23 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 4th, 2023 at 09:26:40 PM EST
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The "Russian Volunteer Corps" agreed with Ukraine on an operation in the Bryansk region - the leader | Pravda UA |

The commander of the attack group, Denys Nikytin, said that the Ukrainian authorities knew about the RDK operation in the Bryansk region.

"How do you imagine that I would walk there at night in the dark? There are mined bridges, there are cameras, drones with thermal imaging cameras, there are hidden observation points. If I were with anyone (in the Armed Forces of Ukraine -- FT) it is not agreed...

I think we would just be destroyed."

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 03:58:10 PM EST
Russia reports fighting on its territory for the first time | Le Monde - March 3, 2023 |

A unit of Russian volunteers fighting for Kyiv claimed responsibility for an attack on two villages in Russia's Bryansk region, a few hundred meters from the Ukrainian border.

According to the accounts of several witnesses quoted by Russian websites, armed clashes took place in two villages of the Bryansk region, Suchani and j, located a few hundred meters from the Ukrainian border.

This fighting is the first reported on Russian territory since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine last year and even since the beginning of the war in 2014.
According to the official Russian toll, two civilians were killed and an 11-year-old child was wounded "by a bullet fired by a NATO weapon" as they were traveling by car.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 04:01:16 PM EST
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Russian Foreign Ministry pointed to the use of NATO weapons in the terrorist attack near Bryansk

Murders in the Bryansk region were committed with NATO weapons.

As a result of the actions of terrorists controlled by the Kyiv regime, two civilians were killed and a child was seriously injured.

"Ukrainian officials have repeatedly acknowledged that all their actions are carried out with the approval and support of the United States and other NATO countries.

This crime will not go unpunished," the Russian Foreign Ministry concluded.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 04:08:19 PM EST
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Ukraine updates: Bakhmut may fall within days -- NATO chief

The eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut could fall "in the coming days," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. His comments came after Russia's private Wagner mercenaries group claimed to control the eastern part of the city.

While Stoltenberg predicted the capture of Bakhmut would not be "a turning point in the war," he stressed that Russia must not be underestimated.

"What we see is that Russia is throwing more troops, more forces and what Russia lacks in quality they try to make up in quantity," Stoltenberg said.

He added that Western support in the form of ramping up production of ammunition was necessary, saying that the rate of consumption made the current production rate unsustainable.

"This is now a war of attrition, which is a battle of logistics," the French AFP news agency quoted him as saying.

Western strategists and officials suggest a Russian occupation of the city would be of more symbolic than strategic value.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, however, said on Tuesday that control of Bakhmut would allow Moscow's forces to mount further attacks deeper inside Ukraine. 

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 06:39:33 PM EST
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Bakhmut, also known as Artemivsk, is a pivotal city for Russians as it makes occupation of all of Donetsk Oblast possible and is a logistic hub for a much larger frontline.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 06:40:48 PM EST
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CNN | Zelensk* warns of 'open road' through Ukraine's east if Russia captures Bakhmut, as he resists calls to retreat, yesterday
Zelensk* said his motivations to keep the city are "so different" to Russia's objectives. "We understand what Russia wants to achieve there. Russia needs at least some victory—a small victory—even by ruining everything in Bakhmut, just killing every civilian there," Zelensky said.

He said that if Russia is able to "put their little flag" on top of Bakhmut, it would help "mobilize their society in order to create this idea they're such a powerful army."
Though Bakhmut does not hold significant strategic value in itself, its road connections to Kramatorsk and Sloviansk - two densely populated, industrial urban hubs to the northwest - mean those cities be next in Russia's crosshairs if they are able to take control.

Some commanders and lower level officers have questioned the merit of holding Bakhmut amid a rising number of casualties and a growing risk that hundreds or even thousands of Ukrainian troops could get cut off. But Zelensky dismissed those concerns, saying he has "never heard anything like that" from his commanders.

"open road" for Ukraine's retreat? Not so much.
by Cat on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 07:51:14 PM EST
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Putin would like the eventual ceasefire line to conform to the administrative boundaries between oblasts, thereby fulfilling the prophecy of his annexations. This is not in the interest of Ukraine : if the real and imaginary lines are far apart, the magical thinking doesn't work so well.

The other thing is that the asymmetric death rate (presumed) has the effect of killing a lot of convict mercenaries who might have been employed elsewhere.

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

by eurogreen on Thu Mar 9th, 2023 at 11:21:30 AM EST
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Informal Foreign Affairs Council (Defence): Press remarks by High Representative Josep Borrell at the press conference

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 8th, 2023 at 07:30:27 PM EST
Zelensky vows Ukraine will continue to defend Bakhmut: 'This is tactical for us' | The Hill |

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed his troops would continue to defend the embattled town of Bakhmut, stressing that holding off Russian forces in the area denies Moscow a symbolic victory and an important foothold.

Zelensky told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an exclusive interview airing Wednesday night that taking Bakhmut would give Russia access to an "open road" for a push further west into the Donetsk region.

"This is tactical for us," Zelensky said, according to early remarks published by CNN. "We understand that after Bakhmut they could go further."

"They could go to Kramatorsk, they could go to Sloviansk," Zelensky added. "It would be open road for the Russians after Bakhmut to other towns in Ukraine, in the Donetsk direction."

Zelensky also said Russia "needs at least some victory," and if Moscow were to "put their little flag" atop Bakhmut, it would "mobilize their society in order to create this idea they're such a powerful army."

Just a few days ago his military advisors studied a strategic pull-back to save soldiers' lives ...

Military analyst says this is Ukraine's best course of action now

CNN military analyst Col. Cedric Leighton (ret.) explains why a strategic retreat by Ukrainian forces near Bakhmut could be their best option at this time.

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Mar 9th, 2023 at 01:28:53 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Mar 9th, 2023 at 01:29:41 PM EST
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Top U.S. spies warn Russia is boosting nuclear capabilities; Moscow unleashes barrage of missiles | CNBC |

The air alert lasted almost seven hours in the capital, Serhii Popko, head of the Kyiv city military administration, said on Telegram as he accused Russia of unleashing "almost all types of their air weapons" from Iranian-made drones to "almost all types of cruise missiles."

Popko said preliminary information indicated that a Kh-47M2 Kinzhal missiles (a nuclear-capable, Russian air-launched ballistic missile) had hit an infrastructure object. CNBC wasn't able to verify the claims.

Officials in the southern port of Odesa, Lviv in western Ukraine and Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine all reported missile strikes overnight while in the Dnipro area, a regional official said there was "serious destruction" as a result of the shelling with "energy infrastructure and industrial enterprises" damaged. A number of fatalities have been reported in Lviv and Dnipro.

The governor of the northeastern Kharkiv region, Oleh Syniehubov, said Ukraine's second-largest city Kharkiv had seen around 15 strikes on the city and region. 

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Mar 9th, 2023 at 01:30:31 PM EST
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Ukraine is winning. Ukraine Armed Forces have depleted Russia's armament and infantry. Russian armed forces have nothing but shovels and soviet-era tanks to send to the front. As long as China and Iran deny PUTIN primitive weapons components and spy balloons, PUTIN's desperate pursuit of victory can only end in a pyrrihic, "tactical" nuclear defeat, when the next seaonal offensive occurs.

by Cat on Thu Mar 9th, 2023 at 03:10:49 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 12th, 2023 at 08:28:16 PM EST
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Bringing manufacturing on-shore ... defending democracy through means of war.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Mar 14th, 2023 at 11:19:29 PM EST
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