Thursday, September 1, 2022

Links — 1 Sep 2022 Part 1

Reminiscence of the Future 
If True... (brutal smackdown.)
Andrei Martyanov, former USSR naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues.

Awful Avalanche
Ukraine War Day #190: Nuclear Plant Attacked (AFU attempt to attack and seize control of the Zaporozhie Nuclear Energy Plant repulsed by Russian forces. Saker elaborates in the link below.)

The Vineyard of the Saker
Tons of thanks, a SMO update and some beautiful week-end music! (Blow-by-blow summary of the "counter-offensive." Longish, but worth a read if you are following this closely.)
The Saker

Dreizen Report
Atomic Disaster Averted… For Now (attempt to take control of the ZNPP, repeats other accounts.)
Jacob Dreizen

The Pizza Ad Guy [Gorbachev] Is Dead (sad story about good intentions gone bad at tremendous cost)

Which crime syndicate murdered Darya Dugina? (A look into the snake pit. Nasty. The real war is between Russia and NATO [read the US]. Both Russia know this and know that the adversary also knows it.)
Pepe Escobar

Consortium News
SCOTT RITTER: Getting it Wrong on Ukraine ("Newsweek’s William Arkin is a prisoner to his sources, a problem that pervades Western reporting on the conflict in Ukraine." Information war.)
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

“US war-gamed with Ukraine ahead of counteroffensive and encouraged more limited mission” (let's see how it turns out. So far it appears to be awful for the AFU.)

“US: Russian Military Facing ‘Severe Manpower Shortages'” (Newsmax. US disinformation out of the standard playbook to counter US failure to meet recruiting goals. Russia is increasing the size of its military by creating new billets, which is prudent given the circumstances of potential direct conflict with NATO. The US is failing to fill existing billets rather than increase the size of its force.)
Col. W. Patrick Lang, US Army (ret.)

Asia Times
US-China shadow war descends on Taiwan (The US leadership either did not think the Ukraine situation through or didn't care about the consequences. The same is true with Taiwan, only Taiwan would have a much greater effect on the global economy than Ukraine. The Western leadership seems to think that it's worth the burning candle.)
Richard Javad Heydarian

One World
The Political Fantasy To “Decolonize [Balkanize] Russia” Is Doomed To Fail Due To Its People’s Patriotism (The West still thinks it is 1990 or even 1945. Times have changed. Moreover, the UUS should look to its own political condition. If Russia were this divisive, the US elite would be overjoyed. Just who is coming apart at the seams? It is not Russia, nor is Putin unpopular, with an 80+% approval rating.)
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
Ukraine In The Membrane: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix (Keep your eye on the ball — the actual perps. The job of the information and culture wars is to distract you.)
Caitlin Johnstone

India Punchline
100 years of Russian gas for India (much more than the title indicates, a lot about the development of Central Asia as a conduit for India. Energy flow is shifting away from Europe to the East and China and India are the largest beneficiaries.)
M. K. Bhadrakumar | retired diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service and former ambassador

Paul Craig Roberts
How the Cold War Was Resurrected (Roberts was there at the time and reports.)
Paul Craig Roberts | formerly Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and a columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate


1 comment:

Peter Pan said...

Ukraine is a European Matter - Bannons War Room