Sunday, August 21, 2022

Links — 21 August 2022 Part 1

India Punchline
US taunts Russia to escalate in Ukraine (Important. This post doesn't mention it but Russia keeping its best troops and most advanced equipment in reserves for the expected war with NATO, i.e., the US.)
M. K. Bhadrakumar | retired diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service and former ambassador

The Stephen Lendman Blog
Undeclared US War on Russia (Russia and China know that the US is at war with Russia indirectly by proxy and threatening war with China directly. This is not about either Ukraine or Taiwan, which are just pawns in the great game. The US is bent on permanent world domination, which requires breaking up Russia and China into smaller nations that can never again threaten US dominance. Conversely, the Russian and Chinese aim is to finish the US as the dominant world power to preclude this threat. This is one of the dominant themes of the present historical moment along with pandemics and the consequences of climate change, all of which could result in massive culling of the human population. We live in "interesting" times.)
Stephen Lendman

RT — Question More (Russian state-sponsored media)
British soldiers should prepare to fight Russia – top officer

Glenn Diesen: How 'Russophrenia' from supposedly smart people in the West has slowly led us towards a major European war
Glenn Diesen | Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway and an editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal.

One World
The Assassination Of Alexander Dugin’s Daughter Darya Was A Dastardly Terrorist Attack (Outrageous. Another Nazi tactic—eliminate the thinkers.)
Andrew Korybko, American geopolitical analyst and independent journalist based in Moscow, and member of the expert council for the Institute of Strategic Studies and Predictions at the People’s Friendship University of Russia

Moon of Alabama
RIP - Darya Dugina (The terrorist act was directed at her father, Alexander Dugin, one of the most significant Russian philosophers in history and probably the foremost Russian thinker today whose work has been translated into English. The Western media has folded him into its information war against Russia and completely mischaracterized him and his works. His daughter Darya was also brilliant and her death is a great loss.)

TASS (Russian state media)
Explosive yield of device in Dugina’s car amounts to 400 grams in TNT equivalent

Kiev denies involvement in murder of Russian Darya Dugina

Sputnik International (Russian state-sponsored media)
Kiev Denies Involvement in Death of Dugin's Daughter in Russia

Just Who is Daria Dugina’s Father, Described by West as ‘Putin’s Brain’? (This post is more balanced but pays insufficient notice to Alexander Dugin's contributions to philosophy.)

The Eurasianist
Alexander Dugin – “The New Program of Philosophy”

A Son of the New American Revolution
The Lies of August, Not the Ides of March (more on US media malfeasance)
Larry C. Johnson | CEO and co-founder of BERG Associates, LLC, an international business-consulting firm with expertise combating terrorism and investigating money laundering, formerly Deputy Director in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Counter Terrorism (1989-1993, and CIA operations (1984-1989)

Reminiscence of the Future
It Is Not Accidental. (more on US "journalism")
Andrei Martyanov, former USSR naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues

China Accounts For Nearly Half Of The World’s Renewable Energy Capacity
Felicity Bradstock

Southfront (sanctioned by the US Treasury Department)
Russian Kalibr Missiles Destroyed Depot Of US-Supplied HIMARS Rockets In Ukraine’s Odessa (Video)

ECNS (Chinese official English news service)
(W.E. Talk) Liu Zhipeng: How to look back on the century since the Revolution of 1911 and the founding of the Communist Party of China (A Chinese historian's view of history)


Peter Pan said...

What do we get when we cross Chicken Little with Captain Obvious?
Stephen Lendman

Pointless hand-wringing article.

For the record, Washington is a winner as far as Ukraine is concerned. This is because Europe accepts being the biggest loser.

Sacrificing Taiwan is the only way for Washington to hurt China. It's too little, too late.

Peter Pan said...

So how is this going to play out?

Kiev is to blame 100% for Dugin assasination... or that they had help from western intelligence agencies... or that this is entirely the fault of the west?

Tom Hickey said...

Kiev is to blame 100% for Dugin assasination... or that they had help from western intelligence agencies... or that this is entirely the fault of the west?

Why? Who benefits? My suspicion is that it was orchestrated by CIA/MI6, and executed by the SBU for plausible denial, with a view to the info war since the target was obviously Dugin rather than Dugina. Dugin is a minor figure in Russia as shown by the fact that he had no protection, unlike targets of value. However, he is a big deal in the West, which portrays him as "Putin's brain," which is total nonsense. Killing him would get wide publicity in the West, whereas it would hardly be noticed in Russia in comparison with killing someone of consequence. But killing his daughter will definitely be noticed, and most people will be outraged over killing a brilliant and attractive young woman with a promising career in front of her.

Peter Pan said...

I'm wondering who is going to be punished in retaliation. Just Ukraine, or Ukraine's supporters?

It seems to be a big deal in Russia because of his daughter.

NeilW said...

This was always going to descend into terrorism.

It's the Irish partition all over again.