Monthly Archives: July 2022

Why would Russia want this man returned?

“Russia called the Thai court decision in 2010 politically motivated.[68][69] Its Foreign Ministry took steps to prevent Bout being extradited to the U.S.;[27] Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov suggested that Bout was innocent.[27] On 18 November 2010, shortly after Bout’s extradition to the United States, former … Continue reading

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“Camp Kościuszko is First Permanent U.S. Installation on NATO’s Eastern Flank” – TTG

This is from a 29 June article in “The First News”, a Polish news site based in Warsaw. US President Joe Biden announced, at the Nato summit in Madrid, that the US would be strengthening its military presence in Europe … Continue reading

Posted in TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 11 Comments

“New Plesiosaur Fossil Discovery – What It Means for the Loch Ness Monster”

 ” … we paleontologists have always called them ‘marine reptiles’, they had to live in the sea? Lots of marine lineages invaded freshwater.” Freshwater dolphins evolved at least four times — in the Ganges River, the Yangtze River, and twice … Continue reading

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“Ukraine Update: All eyes on Kherson as Ukraine tightens the noose” – TTG

The other three targets were all in Kherson Oblast, where Ukraine continues to shape the battlefield in preparation for a promised offensive that some say has already begun.  Ukrainian presidential advisor Aleksey Arestovych clearly laid out the strategy:  There won’t be a single day, … Continue reading

Posted in TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 70 Comments

“Russians ‘highly vulnerable’ after Ukrainian forces bomb 3 bridges”

Russian troops in Ukraine’s Kherson region are believed to be highly vulnerable to attack and “virtually cut off” from their other occupied territories after Kyiv’s troops blew up or damaged three key bridges — as US intelligence estimated that half … Continue reading

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“US Rocket System Enables Ukraine to Strike Key Supply Bridge”

“The Ukrainian military used a U.S.-supplied precision rocket system to deliver a morale-lifting knockout punch Wednesday to a bridge Russia used to supply its forces in an occupied region of southern Ukraine. Ukrainian artillery struck the Antonivskyi Bridge late Tuesday, … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, Ukraine Crisis, weapons | 57 Comments

“A.P. Hill removal plans in Richmond now under legal challenge”

“A legal challenge is being mounted against the City of Richmond’s plans to remove the final confederate statue still standing. A.P. Hill, a general, killed in the Civil War, is buried under the statue, which sits at the intersection of … Continue reading

Posted in History, WBS | 28 Comments

Congress disapproves of a Wokie DoD

“A recent Senate recommendation that controversial Department of Defense training on countering so-called extremism in the ranks “should be discontinued” represented a surprising rebuke of the progressive doctrines creeping into the armed forces – and it was delivered by a … Continue reading

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“What Russia’s threat to pull out of the ISS might mean for NASA” – TTG

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will pull out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s new space chief said Tuesday amid high tensions between Moscow and the West over the fighting … Continue reading

Posted in China, Russia, Space, TTG | 14 Comments

Antarah ibn Shaddad

“a pre-Islamic Arab knight and poet, famous for both his poetry and his adventurous life. His chief poem forms part of the Mu’allaqāt, the collection of seven “hanging odes” legendarily said to have been suspended in the Kaaba. The account of his life forms … Continue reading

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