Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Links — 9 August 2022 Part 1

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

India Punchline
Russia-Turkey reset eases regional tensions (Putin's backing of Erdogan in the (likely CIA-led) coup has paid off.)
MK. Bhadrakumar | retired diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service and former ambassador.

Southfront (sanctioned by the US Treasury Department)
Turkish Kirpi Armored Vehicles Spotted On Donbas Front Lines (Oh, wait)

The Scrum
The West is silent as Ukraine targets civilians in Donetsk using banned ‘butterfly’ mines. (The Western media have reported almost none of the atrocities in ethnic Russia areas of Ukraine since 2014.)
Eva Bartlett reports from Donetsk

The Grayzone
CBS deletes documentary promo on corrupt Ukraine military aid after US gov’t pressure

TASS (Russian state media)
Steven Seagal filming documentary about war in Donbass — DPR head (Seagal was granted Russian citizenship some time ago.)

DPR minister says Kiev sought to kill prisoners in Yelenovka because they began to testify

The Strange Death of Liberal Russia – Part II (Usually I am more in a agreement with Paul Robinson than not, but in this post he appears to overly disregard, first, the trauma of liberalization after the collapse of the USSR, leading to the rise of the oligarchs and the virtual destruction of the Russian economy and society, and secondly, he appears to under-appreciate the fundamental conservatism of the Russian people, who regard liberalism (Western values) as morally degenerate—as do many American conservatives. Finally, with NATO encroachment, the bombing of Serbia, and the Maidan in Ukraine, as well as the attempts of the US and allies to influence Russian politics, liberalism effectively withered away and died in Russia. It's over. The remaining liberals have emigrated. I would not say this is "strange" at all. It was predictable.)
Paul Robinson | Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa

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