Belarus

The situation has become fraught with increases in attacks on civilians, amid charges and counter charges. Bombardment continues and a few Ukrainian counter attacks are offset by brutality in places like Mariupol. Russia appears to be trying to achieve the capture of the land bridge from Moldova to Donbas. Ukraine...

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  • March 18, 2022

The war continues with Russian troops hiding among hospital facilities in the south using staff as cover or shields. They exhibit slow progress toward Kiev even as talks continue and the PR offensive remains solid with Zelensky speaking to the Canadian Parliament and the Prime Ministers of Czechia, Poland, and Slovenia....

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  • March 16, 2022

Bombardment continues with over 900 missiles launched against Ukraine and the notable media appearance was the on-air protest by an editor on Russian State TV. She was arrested and seems to be held incommunicado from her lawyers. “(T)oo many civilian targets have been hit by Russian bombs for them all...

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  • March 15, 2022

All wars are battles among falcons, they are never fought between hawks and doves. A UN enforced no-fly-zone would have no doves. As James Clapper said on CNN: “The game’s on”. The reality is that wars like Ukraine-Russia are fought in blood even if they can be modeled as a series of...

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  • March 14, 2022

One incident occurred just hours ago as a flight gets diverted to OKC because a passenger wanted to step outside. Yet another #hijack attempt aboard a plane? The plane was diverted to OKC. Unknown which airline but checking. pic.twitter.com/4kPeYkmmxC — Stanley Roberts (@StanleyRoberts) June 12, 2021 An earlier flight wound...

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  • June 12, 2021

The US calls it “forced diversion” and the EU uses “State Hijacking”. Belarus’s Lukashenko regime resembles a successful 1/6 with rogue international behavior, martial law and questionable elections, complete with client relations resembling the Soviet era. The latest is interfering with air transport to arrest a dissident journalist. RIGA, Latvia — European leaders...

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  • May 24, 2021

Security measures in DC are about global and domestic consumption of the image of national security, lest the Russians and others think it’s like the troops needed for the coups at the end of Soviet communism, or even Ukraine and Belarus. Rather than being like a head coach of general manager,...

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  • January 15, 2021

The worry will be that post Election Day chaos will be widespread, and that town clerks and voting registrars might get all Dirty Harry on claiming partisan moral superiority. At some moment Secretaries of State should be non partisan and national voting procedures standardized. Media attention will get skewed more than...

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  • October 29, 2020

Trump is in the swing states, repeating his tactic of 2016, drawing attention away from whatever other mischief is happening. The GOP herd immunity message is failing even as Trump attempts to normalize its death toll. Millions of Americans would die and immunity would still not be achieved, making “‘Donald Trump… the most...

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  • October 14, 2020

There will be a variety of responses to the impending Trump attempt to steal the election. Be prepared. x The Transition Integrity Project has run an interesting set of war-games for the November presidential election. Scenarios for each electoral outcome (and the implications for political violence in the US) are...

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  • September 6, 2020

Anything Trump says, like taunting the Big Ten football conference because he wants to see college football on the TV, is a lie. Strange was his workshopping that meme in New Hampshire, nowhere near the Big Ten. This is a Power-5 nation. “There’s a good chance that the next leader...

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  • August 29, 2020

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, the jarvanka of Roger Stones tried a new scam to suppress votes with a robocall in major cities to misinform Black voters. The Trumpian bamboozle is strong with them. Trump had an average audience of 21.6 million viewers Thursday. Biden’s final total was 24.6 million...

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  • August 29, 2020

As we begin a week of pure GOP propaganda, it’s time to remind ourselves how we got here as well as remind ourselves that the GOP is still entangled with Russia as well as malign forces. With less than 100 days before the presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials are warning...

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  • August 24, 2020

Thematically there will be the same contradictory elements: freedom of religion only for specific religions, carnage is here because it’s been manufactured, the stock market is the economy, the other side is subversive even as we’re trying to pervert the rule of law and sabotage the election. And mainly, ignore...

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  • August 22, 2020

Back to 1954 is the desperate place that Trump is going to spread disinformation. The GOP has tried to make Democrats “godless”, because how else could you win an election. Trump even brought his brother’s funeral to the White House to counter the spiritual expressions at the DNC. Trump got his...

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  • August 22, 2020

WaPo published an update to the estimation of whether Trump was more than a rhetorical trope as a fascist, or more of an actual, historical fascist. 29 more “Benitos” to go, Trump has yet to win reelection by rigged balloting and only has a fraction of the population incarcerated. Ripping children...

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  • August 22, 2020

Russian ICU ventilators in the news is not the important aspect of a story about Alexei Navalny perhaps being poisoned before a flight. It is that one of Putin’s more public critics reminds us how it still goes to the strange connection to US sanctions and the Trump administration to Russian...

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  • August 21, 2020

So many things to clean up starting January. A Josh Rogin piece at WaPo suggests that progressives will be sidelined in a Biden-Harris foreign policy. ‘Democratic muscular liberalism’ is more rebranding for the same centrism that often supported making wars last longer and often with less satisfying outcomes, despite multilateralism and...

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  • August 16, 2020

Irony has become a Norwegian Blue parrot. Trump supporters are really upset that we are pointing out that Trump played golf while his brother lay in the hospital dying They say it’s heartless Irony is dead — William Buecker (GA Male) (@wcbuecker) August 16, 2020 Trump refused to acknowledge that...

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  • August 16, 2020

He’s golfing again this weekend in Bedminster. Will he do more pseudo-pressers and populate the “press corps” with “reporters’ from Epoch Times, Gateway Pundit, and OAN. “The president is back at his New Jersey golf resort, bringing his taxpayer-paid golf tab to $142 million.” x Trump’s here at Bedminster, his...

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  • August 14, 2020

Trump believes that delivery of a vaccine will alter the election results, a quarter-million people might agree if they were still alive by election day. A similar ignorance of COVID has brought a similar disregard for human life and human rights. The leader of Belarus urging his people to drink...

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  • August 13, 2020

Decisive winning and GOTV will be important now that we know many of the things that Trump is obviously trying to do to “rig” the election. Belarus shows us that we also know what bad elections look like and why external actors are engaged in the process. Sometimes referred to...

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  • August 10, 2020

Live Blog below: Trump to hold press conference today at 5:30 in briefing room Apparently they’ve given up trying to announce it for 5pm. Will Trump show up on time? Will there be medical professionals there, or generals to affirm yesterday’s “attack” in Beirut? Trump on Obama's speech at John...

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  • August 5, 2020

August Surprise possible tomorrow, x Looking forward to seeing that “full and complete” health care plan that @realDonaldTrump has promised he will sign by Aug 2. pic.twitter.com/m2OEBoAGps— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) July 20, 2020 x Trump’s searching for his health plan, which he said he’d sign today, out on the golf...

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  • August 1, 2020

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were nabbed at Dulles airport (perhaps) “trying to flee the country” and have been indicted for financial violations but more importantly in connection to Rudy Giuliani’s role in the Arms for Dirt scandal. Former Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) is mentioned as ‘Congressman-1’, one of their...

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  • October 10, 2019

“Today Putin-puppet Trump condemned ‘corrupt’ Ukraine, ordered US withdrawal in Syria, cancelled Open Skies.” Pulling out of the Open Skies treaty may blind some aspects of monitoring Russian militarization of the Ukrainian conflict, as Trump does more of Putin’s bidding. x The Trump administration is pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty,...

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  • October 8, 2019

Rachel Maddow and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul last night discussed three known incidents when Trump spread Kremlin talking points, themes which at the time were not being propagated by anyone else but Russia, including the fear that Poland was about to invade Belarus… Raw Story “Trump’s initial conspiracy theory...

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  • January 4, 2019
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