Author Archives: Willy B

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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Gulliver Travels To the Pentagon

by Willy B What if Jonathan Swift were to re-appear today to add a fifth book to the Gulliver’s account of Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World? Secondly, what of he were to make the Pentagon the scene … Continue reading

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Did Gen. Milley Run a Coup Against Trump? Willy B

            The Washington Post ran an item yesterday on a new book by Bob Woodward and Post national political reporter Robert Costa which claims, among many other things, that Gen. Milley was so fearful that Trump’s actions might spark a … Continue reading

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UPDATE: The Collapse of the US/NATO Project In Afghanistan

              Our esteemed host has asked me to produce another update on the collapse of the US/NATO project in Afghanistan. I do this with the understanding that the situation is changing rapidly but first I must begin by amending the … Continue reading

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The Final Collapse of the US/NATO Project In Afghanistan

            Aug. 15, 2021 will be remembered as the date that the US/NATO project in Afghanistan suffered its final death blows. There already has been and will be much more commentary on why the collapse happened and who is responsible. … Continue reading

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US Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan: What’s Next?

By Willy B Politico, citing unnamed defense sources, reported yesterday that for all practical purposes, the US military withdrawal is complete. “The withdrawal is over, for all intents and purposes,” said one of the anonymous officials with direct knowledge of … Continue reading

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Old Drug Cocktail for a Novel (covid-19) Pandemic

By will.2718 You won’t get enough quinine from your gin and tonic to kill the corona virus, but a quinine analogue may disrupt the novel (novel to humans) covid-19 virus while a z-pack used to fight bacterial chest infections may … Continue reading

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  As has been noted on this site in recent weeks, a decisive military victory could be achieved in Syria by the R+6 forces, with the addition of two divisions of Russian troops.  The remaining strongholds of both the Islamic … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Current Affairs, Harper, Middle East, Russia | 37 Comments

Libya Between the Lines

A two-part series in the New York Times (Feb. 28-29) gives details, some new, some not, on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's role in the 2011 decision to join France and England in attacking Libya. Ostensibly to protect civilians threatened … Continue reading

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If this were the U.S. and not Russia? Margaret Steinfels

  A rundown in the NYTimes (Feb. 9) is focused on those leaving Allepo and surrounds. The bombing of Russia and Assad are said to be the cause of this exodus and the pile-up at the border with Turkey. It … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Syria | 145 Comments