Sunday, August 28, 2022

Links — 28 August 2022 Part 1

A Son of the New American Revolution
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)

Awful Avalanche
Ukraine War Day #185: The Whole World is With Ukraine – Right? (Only 54 out of 193 voted for the UN resolution put forward by Ukraine.)

RT — Question More (Russian state-sponsored media)
A nuclear showdown? One of the greatest 'realist' fears about the Russia-Ukraine conflict is actually groundless, and here's why (Andrei Martyanov comments approvingly in the link below.)
Scott Ritter, former US Marine Corps intelligence officer, serving in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, on General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991-1998 as a UN weapons inspector

Ukraine relying on US-developed blueprint to fight Russia – CNN ("Civilian resistance under the ROC includes nonviolent actions such as boycotting public events, labor strikes, and even using satire and jokes as means of resistance. Violent actions, like using Molotov cocktails, arson and putting chemicals in gas tanks to sabotage enemy vehicles, are also part of the concept. Generally, the doctrine calls for a major PR campaign to control the narrative of the conflict, preventing the dissemination of the other side’s message, and keeping the population united.")

EU can’t let Putin set energy costs – Austria ("Electricity prices across Europe are tied to the price of gas, which now costs around ten times what it did last year. However, while some EU countries are heavily dependent on Russian gas for heating and industry, they use alternate fuels to generate electricity. Austria, for example, generates more than three quarters of its electricity from renewables, per 2020 figures from the International Energy Agency. [Austrian Chancellor Karl] Nehammer argued that decoupling electricity and gas prices would result in a fairer bill for consumers that more accurately reflects electricity production costs.")

Reminiscence of the Future
Scott Ritter On Mearsheimer. (and more. Weekend primer.)
Andrei Martyanov, former USSR naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues.

“Russia transfers heavy military equipment to Crimea (preparing offensive?)
Col. W. Patrick Lang, US Army (ret.)

Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis (USA ret.), Senior Fellow and Military Expert for Defense Priorities

TASS (Russian state media)
West’s actions may slow down forming of multipolarity but will not stop it - Lavrov (The transition is already effectively over, but the process is ongoing and will take a number of years. This is what will take some time as new institutions are formed to replace the old ones that are now obsolescent. But de-colonization is now in progress, and that will be a good thing overall. Globalization is happening, it just won't happen the way that Western globalist want it to, that is, under neoliberalism, neo-imperialism and neocolonialism.)

Moon of Alabama
The MoA Week In Review - (Not Ukraine) OT 2022-140 (In case you missed something.)


Konrad said...

“The EU can’t let Putin set energy costs.”

The EU sets its own energy costs by embargoing (boycotting) cheap Russian energy.

Europe’s death-by-hunger strike will be greatly accelerated when winter comes.

This will be fun to watch.

Peter Pan said...

The musical Springtime for Putin will also be a popcorn popper.