Posts Tagged ‘war’

March 15th, 2023 - 5:11 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Republicans, Russia, Schools & Colleges

Foreign policy …

… is the most important task a president does. It’s literally about war and peace. But this poses a conundrum, because presidential campaigns are waged and won or lost on domestic issues; politics is very much a “what will you do for me” affair. (The softer and more polite wa[...]

February 14th, 2023 - 1:26 am § in America, Foreign Affairs, Russia

It sucks to be a Russian soldier

“Advance at any cost.” Those are the marching orders being given to Russian soldiers fighting in eastern Ukraine; and by some accounts, the cost is very high. Ukraine claims it’s killing over a thousand Russians a day. While that can’t be verified, outside expert observers sa[...]

December 23rd, 2022 - 2:40 am § in Misc., Russia

Ukraine’s front line (BBC video)

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October 9th, 2022 - 9:12 pm § in Russia

Putin’s faux outrage

“Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called the attack that damaged the huge bridge connecting Russia to its annexed territory of Crimea ‘a terrorist act’ masterminded by Ukrainian special services,” Huffington Post reported on October 9, 2022 (read story here). Terror[...]

October 4th, 2022 - 12:18 pm § in Russia

Reports: Russian draftees are being sent to war with no training and inferior weapons

Back in July, Insider reported here that Russian replacements were being sent to Ukraine with little training. Following Putin’s mass mobilization to replenish his forces in Ukraine, other sources also report that conscripts get little or no training, and now aren’t even undergoing medic[...]

October 3rd, 2022 - 12:30 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Where China stands on Ukraine’s NATO bid

On Sunday, in the state-owned Global Times, Beijing warned the U.S. that allowing Ukraine to join NATO — which the Biden administration doesn’t support — would inevitably escalate the conflict and increase the danger of nuclear war. The Global Times editorial, which is seen as spea[...]

September 27th, 2022 - 2:28 am § in Russia

Will Putin suffer the tsar’s fate?

Tsar Nicholas II, the guy who was shot in a shabby cellar along with his entire family, was warned by his advisers not to assume personal command of the Russian army. If he did, they said, and the war was lost, he would be blamed. Well, we know how that turned out (watch video here). […][...]

July 26th, 2022 - 11:56 am § in America, Biden, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Yale study says Russia sanctions are working as intended

“No path out of economic oblivion for Russia as sanctions crush Putin’s regime,” the Raw Story headline reads (story here). That conclusion is the result of a study by a Yale professor in business management (c.v. here) who advises CEOs and U.S. presidents. He’s not a neutral[...]

July 7th, 2022 - 12:28 am § in Russia

Are tanks obsolete?

Western military leaders say they’re not, and explain the Russians’ problem in Ukraine is they don’t know how to use them. That’s why their advance on Kyiv failed. The Russian army is better at handling artillery, which is how they’re pushing back the Ukrainians in Donb[...]

June 24th, 2022 - 2:32 am § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Putin likely will survive; what should America do?

The Russian people are being forced to live in a dreamland, whether they want to or not, in which Putin’s aggression against Ukraine is a “sacred” duty of “defending the Motherland” and those supporting Ukraine are “international terrorist gangs.” Moreover, [...]