Monthly Archives: February 2022

Putin is an Authoritarian Nationalist but Not a Communist

My purpose in writing this piece is not to paint Vladimir Putin as a saint. He is not. But some seem content to describe him as the devil incarnate. He is not that either. I think he is an unabashed, … Continue reading

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Posted in Larry Johnson | 33 Comments

Russian Special Military Operation In Ukraine, Day 2 – by Willy B

Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenko reported in a 3-minute statement  posted on youtube this morning that DPR militias have advanced 1 kilometer around the village of  Volnovakha, while LPR militias have advanced up to 9 kilometers in the Stepovoe … Continue reading

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Posted in Russia | 83 Comments

“German army ‘standing bare,’ limited in combat readiness, top chief says”

Listen to this article0:00 / 2:001X BeyondWords “Germany’s highest-ranking military officer cast doubt on the Germany army’s combat readiness, claiming that years of neglect have left it in a questionable state amid the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian war. Inspector of the Army … Continue reading

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Posted in Borg Wars, France, Germany, Russia | 22 Comments

Starlink Group 4-11

A batch of 50 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system. https://spacelaunchnow.me/launch/falcon-9-block-5-starlink-group-4-11

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Are You Willing to Die for Ukraine?

This simple and profound question is the fundamental issue when it comes to deciding how to respond to Putin’s declaration of war in Ukraine. All of the usual suspects in terms of bloviating politicians and frenzied pundits are filling the … Continue reading

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Posted in Larry Johnson, Russia | 57 Comments

Putin’s address to the nation

“President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Citizens of Russia, friends, I consider it necessary today to speak again about the tragic events in Donbass and the key aspects of ensuring the security of Russia. I will begin with what I said in my address on February 21, 2022. I spoke about our biggest concerns and worries, and about the fundamental threats which irresponsible … Continue reading

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Posted in As The Borg Turns, Russia | 58 Comments

Russia Neutralises Ukraine Air Defence System By Walrus

RT is reporting that Russia has just neutralised Ukraines air defence system by a series of precision attacks on air assets – radars, airports, aircraft, etc. The airspace is closed to civil aircraft as confirmed by the Flightradar24 website. Putin … Continue reading

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Posted in Walrus | 18 Comments

The Wisdom of Dr. Stephen Cohen and Avoiding War With Russia

The late Stephen  F. Cohen’s final book, War with Russia?: From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate, is prophetic and more relevant than ever. If you have not read it, buy it asap and devour it. I cringe at … Continue reading

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Posted in Larry Johnson, Russia | 44 Comments

Is DoD briefing retired media talking head generals and colonels again?

After watching the vacillating performance of talking head generals on TeeVee over the Ukraine matter, the question arises as to whether or not they are being “pumped up” by the Pentagon on a regular basis. In the Rumsfeld era this … Continue reading

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Posted in Media | 11 Comments

Surprise! It isn’t “just history” for Putin.

The Davos crowd and the Borgist post grad students running US foreign policy do not believe in history. They believe altogether in economic determinism. For them, history and culture are surface phenomena that mask the economic realities beneath. History is … Continue reading

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Posted in As The Borg Turns, Current Affairs, government, Russia | 110 Comments