Tag Archives: Military

It’s Better to Burn Out Than to Fade Away.

Out of the blue and into the black You pay for this, but they give you that And once you’re gone, you can’t come back… Neil Young, from “Into The Black” The final stage of a star, going into stellar … Continue reading

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Is It Too Early To Just Call The Game For Putin?

“…Except in a very few matches, usually with world-class performers, there is a point in every match (and in some cases it’s right at the beginning) when the loser decides he’s going to lose. And after that, everything he does … Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Believe – NATO, or Your Lyin’ Eyes?

My father always told me that what’s wrong with lying is that it’s an admission of weakness. If you’re the strongest, you can afford to tell the truth. K.J. Parker The western media is abuzz with a new term that … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Hey, Russia!! What Have You Done for Me Lately?

I never ask for more than I deserve You know it’s the truth You seem to think you’re God’s gift to this earth I’m tellin’ you, no way You ought to be thankful for the little things, but little things … Continue reading

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The Bout Opening – Stick to Checkers, America. Not Up In Here.

The intertubes are all a-twitter (see what I did there?) with speculation that the United States is about to send lethal aid (AKA weapons) to Ukraine to help Kiev bring its recalcitrant rebels to heel. Kiev is excited, because it … Continue reading

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Kiev’s Apologists Don’t Think it Did Anything Wrong.

The Kyiv Post has always been pretty nationalistic, and never had too much time for Russia. It has an inconsistent record on the Ukrainian oligarchy, showing occasional flashes of frankness in which it castigates the idle rich, and depressing runs … Continue reading

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New Rules or No Rules? Putin Defies the New World Order Part II – The Post-Speech Q&A

As promised in the last post, here’s the follow-up, also by Jennifer Hor. This post discusses the questions posed to Putin and his answers thereto. As typically happens in such scenarios, reliable sources immediately either misquote Putin or quote him … Continue reading

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Jens Stoltenberg Tries Out The Latest NATO Meme – The Russian Air Force is a Menace to Civil Aviation.

There’s a temptation to believe the world is spinning faster now on its axis, as events which we would once chew over for months, worrying the juiciest meat off the bones first, are now shoved aside in only days by … Continue reading

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Sacre Bleu! What’s Happening With The MISTRAL Ship “VLADIVOSTOK”?

Alert Internet followers of this subject – and it has its own dedicated community, both for and against – noticed almost immediately when the MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) assignment changed from “France” to “Russia”, and the resulting speculation was … Continue reading

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General Wesley Clark Quarterbacks the Great Game – America’s National Strategery

Remember, a few months back, when the United States was not going to get involved in a “bidding war” over Ukraine? Back then (beginning of December, 2013), America was faintly disdainful at the notion of getting down in the mud … Continue reading

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