Thursday, August 25, 2022

Links — 25 August 2022 Part 1

Awful Avalanche
Ukraine War Day #183: Slow But Steady Wins The Race (why Russia is "taking so long" to wrap up Donbas. Russia doesn't fight like the US.)

Moon of Alabama
Ukraine Previously Cited High Casualty Rates - It Is Now Lowballing Those Numbers (the Western media dutifully publish what Ukraine puts out, in spite of inconsistencies.)

The Asov Organisation – Potential Serial Pest? By Walrus. (Azov embedded in refugees to the West?)

One World
Kiev’s Representative To The Vatican Just Vilely Justified Darya Dugina’s Assassination [after Pope Francis criticized it.]
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

Gilbert Doctorow — International relations, Russian affairs
Russian allegations of rampant Nazism in Europe (The basis of Nazism is exceptionalism leading to quest for dominance. This is the basis of not only German Nazism under Hitler. Those who identify specifically as Nazi show this, but there are many others that have similar views that don't identify with German Nazism or consider themselves Nazi. But exceptionalism (read superiority) is endemic in Western society and it manifests as systemic racism resulting from centuries of imperialism and colonization that have affected the culture. It's complicated. Doctorow explains. Should-read. Important but suppressed in the West.)
Gilbert Doctorow
US Invades Syria, Kills People, Claims Self-Defense
Caitlin Johnstone

India Punchline
Where JCPOA, oil conjoin stands OPEC+ (US as odd man out even though it is a major producer.)
M. K. Bhadrakumar | retired diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service and former ambassador
Sixth Tone (China)
For China’s New ‘New Women,’ a Dream of Flight ("the central theme that emerged from my fieldwork was not so much the decisive overthrow of neo-traditionalist ideals, but rather the exhausting emotional work that mobile women perform in mediating between divergent systems of gendered value." Another instance of liberalism colliding with traditionalism. The longer term result will be a modification of Chinese cultural value regarding gender. But it probably won't come quickly.)
Fran Martin,%E2%80%99%20a%20Dream%20of%20Flight

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