Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Links — 17 August 2022 Part 1

The Vineyard of the Saker
Will the Ukraine be partitioned next and, if so, how?
The Saker (Andrei Raevsky)

The Guardian (UK)
Ukraine Aiming To Create Chaos Within Russian Forces – Zelenskiy Adviser ("Mykhailo Podolyak says Russian supply lines will be targeted and predicts similar attacks to last week’s explosion at Crimean airbase." Targeting Russian logistics on the territory of Russia, Ukraine should keep in mind that Russia has escalation dominance. This also applies to countries supplying Ukraine with long-range weapons. Does the West want to escalate to the point of involving itself militarily? As Biden said, "that's WWIII.")
The Human Species Is Acting Like A Self-Destructive Individual
Caitlin Johnstone  

The Center of the Universe
Housing starts, industrial production, NY Times quote ("Peter Coy’s NYT article today was about my assertion that rate hikes are adding to inflation, which was confirmed by his quote from Prof. Michael Woodford, who is considered the #1 mainstream monetary economist and the Fed’s ‘go to’ economist…" — WM. Mike has been saying this forever, too, as would anyone knowledgeable about MMT. Interest payments constitute a fiscal add.)
Warren Mosler

Southfront (sanctioned by the US Treasury Department)
New American Nuclear Doctrine Targets Russia And China Simultaneously
Drago Bosnic

RT — Question More (Russian state-sponsored media)
US may ‘sleepwalk’ into war with China – Asian leader [Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong, slated to become the next PM] (In my own view, the problem appears to be cognitive bias leading to wishful thinking instead of fact-based analysis and cognitive bias resulting in faulty assumptions, The result is the gang that couldn't think straight.)

Defense One
China’s New Ambassador Warns US Has ‘Gone Too Far’ Over Taiwan (Judging from the tone at Defense One, the ambassador is correct. The US is not only asleep, it is tone deaf.)
Kevin Baron

China's ambassador warns U.S. of Taiwan consequences in rare D.C. media briefing
Dave Lawler, Axios world editor

Common Dreams
Amid Warnings of 'Catastrophic Collapse,' Feds Cut Colorado River Water Use in Arizona, Nevada
Brett Wilkins

China’s New Pro-Birth Plan: Give Families What They Need (Good start but the government needs to do more, which should be obvious in a socialist country.)
Li Xin


Peter Pan said...

Provoking China is working. So Washington will keep the provocations coming.

Peter Pan said...

Absorption of Ukraine by its European neighbours seems to be the best recipe for peace.

Peter Pan said...

We’re an unconscious species whipped about by unconscious forces we can’t really explain and have no real control over, and then telling ourselves stories to rationalize why things are the way they are.

So much for being special, or having souls, or being in the image of God. We're just animals with technology.

No one will agree with Caitlin on that statement. By definition we are conscious, possess self-awareness, and are sentient and sapient. It's just that we are driven mainly by instinct. Enlightenment is mostly talk, behavior is mostly action. Behavior wins.