Monday, August 29, 2022

Links — 29 August 2022 Part 1

A Son of the New American Revolution
The NY Times Spins While Ukrainian Officials contradict themselves
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)

Biden’s New Crisis–Is he U.S. Losing Control of Iraq?

“Armed Forces of Ukraine break through first line of Russian defence in Kherson Oblast Kakhovka Operational Group” (Western media is on this but it is unconfirmed as yet, Some links follow.)
Col. W. Patrick Lang, US Army (ret.)

Ukrainian forces begin 'shaping' battlefield for counteroffensive, senior US officials say
Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent

Kyiv Post
Ukrainian Counteroffensive Underway in Kherson Region


Southfront (sanctioned by the US Treasury Department)
Russian FSB Identified Second Ukrainian Citizen Who Took Part In Dugina’s Assassination

Naked Capitalism
Will Europe Go Down to Defeat Before Ukraine? ("We will be so bold as to posit that not only has the sanctions war against Russia backfired spectacularly, but the damage to the West, most of all Europe, is accelerating rapidly. And this is not the result of Russia taking active measures2 but the costs of the loss or reduction of key Russian resources compounding over time. So due to the intensity of the energy shock, the economic timetable is moving faster than the military. Unless Europe engages in a major course correction, and we don’t see how this can happen, the European economic crisis looks set to become devastating before Ukraine is formally defeated.")
Yves Smith

TASS (Russian state media)
Russia managed to keep jobs despite foreign companies’ exit — PM [Mikhail Mishustin]

Official says West gave more than 4 bln rubles to aid collaborators in Russia this year

Ukrainian attack strikes Zaporozhye plant’s nuclear reactor fuel storage unit

Crimea head says statements that Ukrainian forces are on offensive in south are false

Statements on NATO’s presence in Arctic reveal plans to confront Russia — Peskov