Author Archives: Pat Lang

“Russians expand Donbas assault”

“In the early weeks of the invasion, Russian forces pushed to take Kyiv and Kharkiv, Ukraine’s two largest cities. But Kyiv never fell, and now Kharkiv is back under Ukrainian control. Kharkiv reopened its subway system earlier this week, after pushing … Continue reading

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Posted in Russia, Ukraine Crisis | 37 Comments

Which does Comrade Joe think he is? Lenin or Trotsky?

Reagan thought it was “morning in America” or some such rubbish. Scranton Joe is revealed as the dimwitted front man for a group swept up in revolutionary dreams. I won’t bother to name the people, but the policies of the … Continue reading

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Posted in government, Gun Control, History | 14 Comments

“Afghan rebel group asks for Biden’s support…”

“Afghanistan’s lead resistance group, the National Resistance Front (NRF), has one message for the Biden administration: don’t ignore terror threats coming from Afghanistan. The group noted that mistake was made by the Clinton administration in the lead up to the … Continue reading

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“NASA Reveals Early Plans to Send Two Astronauts to Surface of Mars”

“During a high-level talk on NASA’s objectives for human space exploration, we got an early glimpse of what a 30 day crewed mission to the surface of Mars could eventually look like. It’s an exciting prospect that, while many years if not … Continue reading

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Posted in Mars, Science, Space | 10 Comments

“Boeing Starliner docks to International Space Station for first time”

“The Boeing CST-100 Starliner docked to the International Space Station for the first time on Friday night.  The spacecraft made its first connection with the International Space Station’s (ISS) Harmony module at 8:28 p.m. EDT.  Boeing said that – in … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Space | 6 Comments

Russia assumes “protective” role for Azovstal PWs.

“The Kremlin said the combatants would be treated in line with international norms, though some Russian lawmakers demanded they be tried for war crimes and one demanded they face the death penalty. read more The Swiss-based International Committee of the Red … Continue reading

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Posted in Russia, Ukraine Crisis | 70 Comments

“… UFO sightings are ‘national security concern’: ‘Need to continue to pursue this'”

I know a bureaucratic evasion when I see one and yesterday’s hearing before a committee of the Huse of Representatives was certainly one such. It was very much like a scene from the old Brit TeeVee series “Yes, Minister.” Here … Continue reading

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Posted in government, Science, Space | 19 Comments

“Captured Russians: Kremlin Commanders ‘Shooting Their Own Wounded'”

“Captured Kremlin soldiers have alleged to Ukrainian forces that their commanders are slaughtering wounded Russian troops rather than seeking medical treatment, Mirror reported. The soldiers claimed that a Russian lieutenant colonel has killed multiple injured troops. Recalling one account, the prisoners said … Continue reading

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Posted in Russia, Ukraine Crisis | 124 Comments

No joy for Russia in Donbas

“As the war entered its 81st day, Russian offensive operations in Donbas remained largely stalled following the failure of Russia’s ambitious attempt to cross the Siverskyi Donets River and encircle the metropolitan area of Severodonetsk, the capital of the Ukrainian-administered … Continue reading

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Posted in Ukraine Crisis | 49 Comments

“Russia has likely lost one-third of its combat forces in Ukraine, UK Defense Ministry says.”

“Russia has likely lost one-third of its ground combat forces in Ukraine and the forces who remain are depleted and have been unable to make any territorial progress in recent weeks, British intelligence officials said early Sunday. Russia “has now likely suffered losses … Continue reading

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Posted in Russia, Ukraine Crisis | 71 Comments