Monthly Archives: February 2022

“Americans, Canadians Answer Ukraine Call for Foreign Fighters”

“A Texas software developer and a cook in British Columbia are among dozens of Americans and Canadians answering Ukraine’s call for foreign volunteers to fight Russia’s invasion. With their governments refusing to send troops to Ukraine out of fear of … Continue reading

Posted in Ukraine Crisis | 35 Comments

“Airspace over Ukraine still being contested …”

“The airspace over Ukraine is still being contested as Ukrainian forces continue to fight back against the Russian invasion, according to a senior U.S. defense official on Sunday.  “That means that the Ukrainians are still using both aircraft, and their own air and missile … Continue reading

Posted in Ukraine Crisis | 72 Comments

What is Really Going on Ukraine? An Alternative Scenario

The Western media is filled with stories of the brave Ukrainian people rising up to fight the evil Russians and the Russians are paying a terrible toll, or so we are told. But if you step back and look at … Continue reading

Posted in Larry Johnson, Russia | 63 Comments

Lang’s rules for intelligence analysis

Epistemology: 1-Duck Rule: If it walks like a duck, squawks like a duck and has feathers, it probably is a duck. 2 – Sherlock’s Rule: When considering a problem, remove everything from consideration which seems untrue. What is left is … Continue reading

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Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite T (GOES-T) is the third satellite in NOAA’s advanced GOES-R series. It is meant to operate as GOES West and work in tandem with GOES-16, which operates in the GOES East position

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Mission: Earth Science

A Russian/Chechen defeat?

“Ukrainian military forces were successful in destroying a Chechen special forces column of 56 tanks near the capital of Kyiv on Saturday, Ukrainian news agency The Kyiv Independent reported. According to the report, which the outlet said was confirmed by the … Continue reading

Posted in Ukraine Crisis | 21 Comments

Russian unrest grows against Putin as soldiers angry at being ‘sent to kill or be killed’

“President Zelenskyy urged the Russian population to stand up to Vladimir Putin to stop their soldiers from being sent to Ukraine to “kill or be killed.” In his latest televised statement, the Ukrainian leader said several thousand Russian soldiers had been taken prisoner since the start … Continue reading

Posted in Russia | 54 Comments

Pearl clutching ad hominem attacks, or whatever …

There has been an outbreak of ad hominem attacks on Turcopolier. Some of them seem to be Russian IO. Some sound like hysteria in the Freudian sense. Such attacks will result in erasure of the comment or banning from site. … Continue reading

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A Look Back–How Long Did it Take the Nazis to Capture Ukraine?

We are at the dawn of day four of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and I have heard many media news readers and pundits suggesting things are going badly for the Russians and the operation is bogged down. This led me … Continue reading

Posted in Larry Johnson, Russia | 51 Comments

The situation and some possible courses of action …

Reviewing the situation: The Russian Army has an active force of about 400,000. Half of those are draftees, conscripts if you like that term better. Between 150,000 and 200,000 have been committed to the Ukraine “project” by Putin and Company. … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, government, Policy, Russia | 154 Comments