Tolstoy's War and Peace equals Heartfelt Literary Reporting Rooted in Historical Facts (3/10/22)
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The Perpetual Western Neocon Narrative equals Orwellian Double Speak: "War=Peace or Peace=War" Imperialist Propaganda
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Israel stunned by Ukrainian neo-Nazis (3/10/22)
Ukraine is winning the information war.
Russia is winning the actual war.
Only one of these matters.
These people are absolute f**ing morons. They are giving people a completely false sense of reality,
which will inevitably lead to a
massive shock when they realize what’s what.
The following is a status report of what appears to be happening at this time (2022. 02. 27 at 12:00 noon Kiev time) in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
I am trying to be as realistic as possible. I mean no disrespect or animus to either the Ukrainian side or the Russian side. I am not in any sense questioning the bravery of the soldiers of any nation, nor do I mean to give any offense. I live permanently in Ukraine, I love the Ukrainian people, and my children are Ukrainian citizens. In what I am about to say, I am trying to give a realistic, sober assessment of the current state of play.
The Russians have entered the center of Kharkiv, I know this from eyewitness accounts of people that I know there. There is small arms fighting, but generally light resistance. In the south, Kherson has fallen and the Russian army seems to have captured Zaporozhia. It seems clear that Dnipro will be reached within 3 to 5 days. At this time, Kiev is being surrounded by Russian tanks. There is sporadic small arms fire outside the city, but no big battles. The Russian strategy seems to be to encircle the cities, while destroying military installations. The vast majority of civilian infrastructure in the areas under attack have been untouched and are functioning normally. It also seems very clear that the Russians have used their older equipment and less experienced
soldiers in this initial assault. Very few of the high-tech modern weaponry that the Russians possess are being used in this first push. This would lead one to believe that the Russians want to probe and exhaust Ukrainian defenses before bringing out top-tier men and materiel.
The Russians are being incredibly disciplined insofar as their information management is concerned. The only information coming out of the Russians comes directly from the Ministry of Defense or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Their information so far has been 100% accurate, which I think is a deliberate strategy. There has been a great deal of Ukrainian propaganda that turned out to be complete fantasy, but even after these stories have been proven to be false, people cling to them.
At the current pace of operations, the Russians will completely capture Ukraine within 7 to 14 days. They are winning, and winning decisively. Maps comparing the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 to this current mechanized invasion show that the Russians are outpacing the Americans by a substantial margin. And as I said, they are using their second-tier men and weapons, and they did not use air power to soften Ukraine for several
weeks, as the Americans did in 2003. Any claims that the Ukrainians are winning or holding back the Russians is complete fantasy.
This is the current state of play as I perceive it at this time. Gonzalo Lira in Kiev, Ukraine
Legacy news reporting on "Theatre of War"
Gilbert Doctorow: The Russian Way of War Flashback: Military training for young children at Ukraine's "Neo-Nazi Summer Camp". Recruitment of Ukraine's "Child Soldiers" financed by US "Nonlethal" Military Aid?
The Western neocon idealogues’ way of relentless
Glenn Greenwald Flashback: Rights groups demand Israel stop arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine
EU, US agree to expel "selected Russian banks" from SWIFT, sanction Russian Central Bank MASSIVE ESCALATION: US & EU sanction Russia's Central Bank
As Ukraine crisis deepens, China lifts import restrictions on Russia, creates bilateral energy deals, possible use of the yuan Ukraine, Russia, EU, Zelensky, USD and SWIFT China lifts all restrictions on wheat imports from Russia
How did we get here? Here's what you need to know if you want to understand the Ukraine crisis: In 1990 negotiations on German reunification between the US and USSR, Bush's Secretary of State James Baker told Gorbachev the US could make "iron-clad guarantees" that NATO would not expand "one inch eastward." That promise was quickly broken. In 1998, George Kennan, architect of the Cold War 'containment' policy, was asked about NATO expansion. He said: “I think it is the beginning of a new cold war... I think it is a tragic mistake....Of course, there is going to be a bad reaction from Russia.” In 2014 the US backed a coup in Ukraine led by far-right insurrectionists. The installation of the new government was a giant step towards the goal of adding Ukraine to NATO - and putting hostile bases and nuclear-capable missiles right on Russia's border. For years US media endlessly hyped the conspiracy theory that Russian interference was responsible for the results of the 2016 election. Yet the same media don't cover how US officials were literally recorded in 2014 choosing the next Ukrainian government. Many leading foreign policy scholars have warned that NATO expansion would lead to disaster, including George Kennan, Noam Chomsky, Stephen Walt, John Mearshimer, and former US ambassador to the USSR Jack Matlock. But the warmongers have shouted over them.
After the 2014 war in the Donbass region, the Minsk II agreements laid out a roadmap to peace in Ukraine. But the US kept pouring weapons into Ukraine and peddling the pipe dream of NATO membership, sabotaging the actual solution for security and peace in Ukraine. War between the US and Russia would risk human extinction. Both countries have policies to use nukes and could resort to them in the fog of war. Nuclear war would cause ecosystems to collapse and humanity to starve. What exactly are we risking this for? Jill Stein (See here for more information and source)
Putin’s “Empire of Lies” speech
For all intents and purposes, it’s a declaration of war against the United States. He gave it on February 24 as the war was breaking out. [Please take a chance
and] read it in full here. Putin’s critique of the west is really powerful stuff. And it makes clear exactly why the Russians are invading Ukraine. Gonzalo L.