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Russia's special military operation continues to operate using the resources which had been allocated based upon a military capability that existed on 24 February. That military capability, that military reality has changed.
Jim W. Dean - The recklessness of some of these NATO countries is mindblogging.
Why does the British public continue to ignore this national decline in favour of Ukraine’s allegiance to neo-Nazism?
Jim W. Dean - It's a great irony that what no enemy was able to inflict upon us, our own political class, banksters and war grifters have.
A decision to eliminate awkward Western ‘helpers’ probably would be taken by the ruthless Fascist leaders who ran things at AZOVSTAL...
Since the beginning of the year, the US has deployed tens of thousands of troops to bolster its forces in Europe, including in Poland and the Baltic states, and US military leaders are eyeing a more permanent presence.
Foreign ministers of various nations appealed to Russia to free up sea export routes for Ukrainian grain and agricultural products critical to feeding the world, as food prices rise and they warn of “catastrophic” consequences if Ukrainian ports remain blocked.
Petition of thousands of Italians against Weapons to Ukraine.
The Founding Fathers would have agreed with Ran Paul here.
Cohen counters the prevalent narrative that Putin bribed and bullied Yanukovych to reject the “reckless provocation” of the EU proposal – forcing a “deeply divided country to choose between Russia and the West” (p. 17).
"The orthodox, consensual, political media establishment view is that only Putin is to blame. We are completely innocent. We never did a single thing in the 25 years since the end of the Soviet Union to bring about a cold war. That isn’t true."
“Apart from a handful of deluded neoconservatives, no one believes that the United States accomplished its objectives in Iraq, unless the main objective was to commit mayhem, apply a tourniquet to staunch the bleeding, and then declare the patient stable while hastily leaving the scene of the crime…"
President Andrzej Duda has announced the common future for Poland and Ukraine, calling it not an occupation, but “the erasure of borders.”
While the claims about the Russian generals and the Moskva aren’t confirmed, they signal an escalation in the US information war against Moscow.
The energy and food crisis caused by the NATO war against Russia is going to be used as a lever not only to push privatization, largely under control of US investors and banks and financiers, but it’s also going to lock countries into the US orbit all the more, both the Global South and especially Europe.
Russia is now aware that a negotiated settlement is fading on the horizon. The hopelessness came right at the beginning when Zelensky’s early signal that he might be willing to negotiate was answered by the US and UE decision to flood Ukraine with arms.
Pope Francis told an Italian newspaper that NATO may be partially to blame for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, saying the alliance encroached on Russia’s borders.
The economic war declared by the West against Russia has had the effect of convincing the minority of Russians who were not yet convinced that the Russian government has been right all these years when it warned about the threat posed by US foreign policy and Western countries under its influence.
“We knew about the corridors from the radio, but we couldn’t get to them, they wouldn’t let us out."
Wives & mothers protest Elensky. NATO military build up. Jolie in Lviv. Update 1
Are we on the way to a possible WW3? We could be, but does anyone doubt what an additional disaster that would create?
"It won’t be until 2023 or even 2024 until large orders from allies to replenish their stocks begin to come in."
Ret. US Gen. Philip Breedlove wants to escalate the military conflict with Russia but media outlets don’t disclose he works for defense firms.
Austrian FM Alexander Schallenberg spoke out against accepting Ukraine into the European Union, Heute reports. Schallenberg believes that there are other opportunities for partnership between Kyiv and the EU.
Zelensky gave little detail about logistics of his meeting with Antony Blinken and Lloyd Austin, but said he expected concrete results.
NATO and the West's hope was that Putin would succumb to temptation and send military to Kazakhstan, and tie up Russian troops, while Ukrainian troops would strike at Donbas. Putin did not bite.
Zelensky thinks that the more invested NATO is in supplying him, the more they are on the hook to not let him go under.
Is the war in Ukraine just a confrontation of good and evil? Or does it obey international calculations that are less open and praiseworthy?
Kiev’s Western allies have been working nonstop to bolster the air defense capabilities of Ukrainian forces.
The Pentagon announced Tuesday Ukraine’s military had received additional aircraft as well as parts for repairs to get damaged aircraft flying again.