Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Links — 31 August 2022 Part1

Asia Times
Ukraine – the situation (August 31, 2022) (inconclusive)
Uwe Parpart

Reminiscence of the Future (Russian government funding electronics industry)
Speak of the Devil.
Andrei Martyanov, former USSR naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues

Moon of Alabama
Ukraine - A Frontline Report - Vanishing Foreign Weapons

Sputnik International (Russian state-sponsored media)
Russian Defense Ministry: Ukraine Lost Over 1,700 Soldiers in 2 Days of Counterattack (The attacking force is estimated at 12,000. Do the math. "To decimate" means to reduces by a tenth. The attacking force was apparently more than "decimated" in the first couple of days.)

Ukrainian Sabotage Group Plotted Attack at ZNPP During IAEA Visit: Regional Official

US Government Using Microsoft to Conceal Cyber-Aggression Against Russia, Moscow [Maria Zakhoarva Says (Microsoft will lose markets.)

United States Should Recognize That Afghan War Ended in Their Defeat, Says Russian Embassy in US (Like Vietnam, and like Vietnam also, it was predictable and avoidable. Vietnam was my wake-up call. The US has leaned nothing since.)

The Cradle
Ukraine: Somewhere between Afghanization and Syrianization ("By now it’s abundantly clear this is not a mere war of territorial conquest. It’s certainly part of a War of Economic Corridors – as the US spares no effort to sabotage and smash the multiple connectivity channels of Eurasia’s integration projects, be they Chinese-led (Belt and Road Initiative, BRI) or Russian-led (Eurasian Economic Union, EAEU)." The not-so-hidden agenda.)
Pepe Escobar

Zero Hedge
A Third Of Pakistan Is Underwater As Monsoon Rains Create Crisis Of "Unimaginable Proportions"

"How In The Name Of God": Shocked Europeans Post Astronomical Energy Bills As 'Terrifying Winter' Approaches
Irina Slav

TASS (Russian state media)
Gorbachev helped to fundamentally change global security — Borrell (Conversely, many Russian view Gorbachev as a simpleton or even a traitor.)

Gazprom announces complete halt in supplies via Nord Stream due to repairs

How Mikhail Gorbachev Became the Most Reviled Man in Russia (hero in the West, traitor at home)
Jeffrey Sommers
Caitlin Johnstone
Jonathan Turley | Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University

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