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Nice Knowing You by Walrus

The potential costs of advocating anything other than the official Australian Government position on Ukraine / Russia matters suggest I have to leave. Not that I carry any weight anyway. Nice knowing you all.

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Russia Mobilizes Reserves by Walrus.

V. Putin has announced the mobilisation of Russias reserves. According to Putin, this will be a deliberate, unhurried, process. Comment: Col. Lang was right. The Russians appear to have bitten off more than they can chew. Conventional wisdom is that … Continue reading

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The Asov Organisation – Potential Serial Pest? By Walrus.

The recent murder of Darya Dugina, allegedly by operatives of Ukraine Intelligence and/or members of the Ukrainian Asov organization, raises an issue that has been at the back of my mind since the Ukraine crisis started in 2014; that is … Continue reading

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The Russian Economy? What Really Matters By Walrus.

Yale University has just released a study that claims that sanctions are having a profoundly negative effect on the Russian economy and that they should therefore be continued and strengthened. This begs the question of the survival of the Putin … Continue reading

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Euthanise A Walrus? Norwegians are Crazy! By Walrus

A young, beautiful looking, female Walrus named Freya has graced the city of Oslo by taking up summer residence in Oslo Fiord. Needless to say, the general public are infatuated with her apparently to the point of endangering themselves. Female … Continue reading

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Russia Turns Off Gas by Walrus.

It should be no surprise to fellow Turcopoles that Reuters is reporting that Gazprom has allegedly just now declared Force Majeure on a large German gas customer. I would expect more cuts will follow. I expect that the fantasy … Continue reading

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Is Ukraine Losing? By Walrus.

According to media reports, Washington is alleging that Zelensky has been less than frank regarding his intentions prior to the Russian invasion. The NYT and AP have published such information so it must be true. In my opinion, Washington is … Continue reading

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War Is Hell By Walrus.

As posted by Turcopolier (Col. Lang), The WSJ has painted a less than rosy picture of the life of Russian conscripts fighting in Ukraine ( Well, The Washington Post has also weighed in with an article describing the travails of … Continue reading

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Putins Victory Day Speech Posted By Walrus

Putin didn’t declare war or general mobilisation. He announced increased assistance for military orphans. The official translation is at the link. Comment: Summary: “Our cause is just.” Sometimes less is more. Over to you.

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ISW Ukraine Campaign Assessment, May 1 Posted by Walrus.

Herewith the latest missive from the Kagan clan. Comment: Readers should note the Kagans extraordinary circumlocution in the first sentence in their efforts to downplay what appear to be Russian gains: ”Russian forces are setting conditions to establish permanent … Continue reading

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