Friday, August 26, 2022

Links — 26 August 2022 Part 2

Asia Times
Ukraine: the situation (August 26, 2022)
by Uwe Parpart

Awful Avalanche
Ukraine War Day #184: Nazi Fashion Statements

The Russia-Ukraine War at 6 Months: Could Ukraine Have Avoided War? (The fundamental problem with this post is that it ignores the stated objective of the US — to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia. This is  part of the overall political and strategic objective of ensuring permanent US hegemony by colonizing Russia and China, the only actual competitors of the US. This objective is not about Ukraine per se, but Ukraine as a US proxy in a conflict with Russia. Apparently the objective is so important to the US elite as to justify an open commitment to "do what it takes." If it isn't Ukraine, it will be something else.)
Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis (USA ret.), Senior Fellow and Military Expert for Defense Priorities

Gilbert Doctorow — International relations, Russian affairs
Book review: Alexander Zhuchkovsky, “85 Days in Slavyansk” (A report on Donbas in 2014)
Gilbert Doctorow

Moon of Alabama
No. Russia's Iran Relations Do Not Change With The Nuclear Deal.

The Vineyard of the Saker
Week-end short news + some good music (state of Russian commercial aircraft production for import substitution and eventual export)
The Saker

One World
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

Whitewashing Zelensky’s Corruption
Maria Heemskerk, Dutch political commentator who blogs at

Sputnik International (Russian state-sponsored media)
Russian Security Council's Chairman [Dmitry Medvedev]: US and NATO De Facto Involved in Ukraine Conflict

Ukraine's Security Service Uses Musk's Starlink to Track Russian Troops, Detained SBU Informant Says (dual-use technology. potential targets?)

TASS (Russian state media)
Aeroflot to clinch deals for more than 300 Russian aircraft — CEO

RT — Question More (Russian state-sponsored media)
US explains why it won’t supply Ukraine with longer-range missiles (WWIII)

New study helps pinpoint the key differences between liberals and progressives in the United States (There is a similar dynamic on the right in the difference between traditional conservatives and MAGA. As on the left, it is a difference in kind rather than a difference in degree, that is, a difference in basic world views and values. This likely indicates a tectonic shift in American politics.)
Eric W. Dolan


Konrad said...

"New study helps pinpoint the key differences between liberals and progressives in the United States."

Traditional liberals wanted equality, whereas today’s “progressives” want slavery or extermination for all white people (and especially for heterosexual white males).

Traditional liberals were anti-war and anti-tyranny, whereas woke psychopaths (i.e. “progressives”) love war, the CIA, the FBI, and so on.

Traditional liberals were thoughtful and mature, whereas woke psychopaths are murderous children.

An example of a traditional liberal is Jimmy Dore on YouTube. Dore is despised by woke psychopaths (i.e. “progressives”).

When woke psychopaths displaced traditional liberals, many traditional liberals became hard right conservatives.

Matt Franko said...

They’re all Art Degree psychos….

Tom Hickey said...

You'll like this one, Matt.

Dilbert: Tina's College Major

Matt Franko said...

Only for purely technical matters Tom….