Monthly Archives: March 2022

“As Russia sees tech brain drain, other nations hope to gain” – TTG

By LIUDAS DAPKUS, Thu, March 31, 2022, 10:07 AM EDT VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Russia’s tech workers are looking for safer and more secure professional pastures. By one estimate, up to 70,000 computer specialists, spooked by a sudden frost in … Continue reading

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Russian President Underestimated Ukrainian Defence and Global Response to War.

So says the Chief of Britains GCHQ in public in Australia today. “The head of Britain’s spy agency says Vladimir Putin has “massively misjudged” the difficulty of invading Ukraine, and Russian soldiers are sabotaging their own military equipment as morale … Continue reading

Posted in Ukraine Crisis | 41 Comments


As Pliny put it: “Graves offensae, levis gratia.” So let me begin, with song! Because, why not. Ain’t no real big secret all the same.…Ain’t no real big secret all the same…. Somewhere, somehow somebody, must have kicked you around … Continue reading

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Laid up for a few days – TTG

Colonel Lang is laid up for a few days in hospital. He’ll be back soon. Getting old is not for the faint of heart. That’s doubly true of old soldiers. We put our bodies though the wringer when we’re young … Continue reading

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“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth ” – TTG

ISTANBUL, March 29. /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to cardinally decrease the military activity in the direction of Kiev and Chernigov, according to the military agency’s statement following Russian-Ukrainian talks in Istanbul read out by Russia’s Deputy Defense … Continue reading

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Why do the Ukrainians want tanks?

I notice that the various Ukrainian delegations circulating in Washington are 1. made up largeley of photogenic women and 2. Havea list of gear that they want; S-3oo AA, Stinger. jJveline, Harpoon and TANKS. The people interviewing never ask, why … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, Ukraine Crisis | 30 Comments

Them “surrender monkeys” are at it again …

“French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said France would spearhead an “exceptional humanitarian operation” alongside Turkey and Greece to evacuate the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which has been under siege by Russian forces for three weeks. “We are going to launch a … Continue reading

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Seventh Russian General Killed.

Ukraine’s defence ministry says Russian Lieutenant General Yakov Rezantsev has been killed by Ukrainian forces near the southern city of Kherson, the seventh Russian general to die since the invasion began. Comment: It appears that Ukraine is successfully targeting … Continue reading

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“How Seattle Stepped Back From the Leftist Abyss” WSJ

“After six years of increasingly progressive governance, Seattle voters finally had enough. In November they elected Democrat Bruce Harrell, a moderate former City Council president, to be the city’s next mayor. Mr. Harrell’s more liberal opponent in the nonpartisan mayoral … Continue reading

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“British intelligence operative’s involvement in Ukraine crisis signals false flag attacks ahead” Grayzone

“Shadowy UK intel figure Hamish de Bretton-Gordon was at the forefront of chemical weapons deceptions in Syria. Now in Ukraine, he’s up to his old tricks again. With Washington and its NATO allies forced to watch from the sidelines as … Continue reading

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