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.
Sometimes less is less.
Thanks for the link to the translation. I prefer reading it in solitude. Far better than I expected. Now to follow up on my Moscow friend’s take on the facial expressions of the dignitaries, particularly Shoigu (now humorously referred to as Shy Guy due to his absence of some weeks). He said he looked like a man whose breakfast didn’t agree with him, but I want to try to ascertain for myself, subject to deception as it may be.
Must be anticipating many more orphans….quite a way to encourage volunteers.
Walrus, I believe a few months ago
you posted a lengthy post comparing some present day conditions to
what was described in Norman Angell’s The Great Illusion.
Which post disappeared from this site within a few hours.
Is that correct, and if so why did it disappear?
What was the title of the post by Walrus?
The above is all I can recall about the post.
It does not appear in the Walrus archive.
If it did briefly appear, I would think Walrus would remember it.
Of course, it is now the middle of the night in Sydney.
I remember seeing it too. I was going to read it later, but when I came back to the site, it was gone. I figured maybe walrus deleted it himself?
The post is there. I just entered angell at the search box.
KH and kodlu
F–k you people. You thought I deleted it? F–k you.
I certainly did not think you deleted it.
Blame the software. I didn’t delete the post and neither did Col. Lang. The one found is from 2017.
I’ll try and repost.
It’s good when leaders think about the future of orphans fallen soldiers left behind, and act to help them.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Mariupol has been pretty thoroughly destroyed.
Is that what mr. Vladimir “Our cause is just” Putin has in store for other Ukrainian cities ?
My takeaway on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the day.
The good: Putin pressing the flesh of the Red Army and Partizan veterans. Guess he has given up on his ten meter social distancing. Not many of those vets left, God bless them. Only one WW2 vet left in my local VFW detachment, he was in the thick of it 77 years ago spending V-E Day in combat near Shuri Castle. Another good: Those oorahs from the olive drab berets. Are they Special Forces troops? A third good: No glimpses of Gerasimov; and I did not see Prigozhin of Wagner Group infamy, or was he hiding in the crowd?
The bad: Narrator pushing BS about the excellent training of Russian troops making them super-efficient. Another bad: ICBMs on parade. A subtle threat perhaps? A third: Why no flyover? I don’t buy the inclement weather story. Maybe more birthing problems with the Su-57?
The ugly: No mention of the seven million Ukrainians that were KIA fighting against the Nazis. No mention of the thousands of Ukrainian heros that were awarded the Soviet Union’s highest honors. Instead just more lies about Ukronazis.