Russia Is Pressing For More Concessions While Donbas Heats Up

Saturday, 19 February 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Over the years Joe Biden has said a lot of nonsense. This though might top it all.

Biden Says Putin Has Chosen ‘Catastrophic’ War Over Diplomacy

Speaking from the Roosevelt Room in the White House, Mr. Biden said “we have reason to believe the Russian forces are planning to and intend to attack Ukraine in the coming week, in the coming days,” adding that “we believe that they will target Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, a city of 2.8 million innocent people.”

Asked whether he thinks that Mr. Putin is still wavering about whether to invade, Mr. Biden said, “I’m convinced he’s made the decision.” Later, he added that his impression of Mr. Putin’s intentions is based on “a significant intelligence capability.”

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As U.S. Threatens War with Russia, Biden Administration Unveils Imperial Strategy for Indo-Pacific That Could Lead to War with China

Saturday, 19 February 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

Biden and XiPresident Biden at a virtual summit with China’s President Xi Jinping. [Source:]

Already threatening war with Russia, the White House this month has unveiled a new imperial grand strategy for the Indo-Pacific that raises the prospects of war with China.

The new strategy starts by repeating familiar clichés about America’s supposed humanitarian intentions in Southeast Asia and role in providing the security that “allowed regional democracies to flourish,” while ritualistically condemning Chinese aggression “spanning the entire globe.”

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Watch: Head of the Russian Delegation in Vienna on Arms Control Konstantin Gavrilov explains Russia’s non-participation in the OSCE session

Saturday, 19 February 2022 — The Saker

In many comments I’ve seen people calling the Minsk Package of Measures as a ‘dead letter’.  Here is a reminder.  The very first item is:

1) Ceasefire.

The second item is:

2) Withdrawal of weapons.

Do we really consider that a ‘dead letter’, or the most basic start of ending the war?
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Canada: Letter to MP on Emergencies Act

Saturday, 19 February 2022 — In Gaza

by Eva Bartlett

[I’m not sure how many Canadians visit the NDA but in the off-chance that you’re one of them, this letter is especially for you. But don’t forget that under the guise of the ‘Pandemic’, most of the ‘developed’ countries have passed and are using existing laws to create quasi-fascist states allegedly, in order to protect us. From ourselves? I’ve long said that the Virus is simply the pretext for invoking the last refuge of a capitalist – Fascism. And once more, ably abetted by assorted ‘lefties’ and of course, the ‘Liberals’ B]

Thank you Spencer Latu for writing this letter.

Friends, please consider sharing widely, & if Canadian sending the letter to your respective MP:

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Zelensky’s Knocking At The Bear’s Door

Saturday, 19 February 2022 — SouthFront

Zelensky’s Knocking At The Bear's Door

Written by Alex Gallant exclusively for SouthFront

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) reported that, on the evening of February 16th, 189 ceasefire violations were recorded in the Donetsk  region, and 402 in the Luhansk region. The shelling from the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) continued on the evening of the 18th in settlements like Zaitseve and Gorlovka.

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As US Renews Support for Saudi War in Yemen, Civilian Death Toll Nearly Doubles

Thursday, 17 February 2022 — MintPress News

HAJJAH, YEMEN – Two parallel but very different meetings took place recently — one in search of peace, the other to plan more war. In Oman’s capital, Muscat, an official delegation headed by Ansar Allah, met with Omani and European officials to negotiate de-escalation and humanitarian assistance in Yemen. Meanwhile, the United States and the Saudi-led Coalition held meetings to plan a ground escalation in Sana’a and Hajjah province in Yemen’s southeast to coincide with airstrikes against residential neighborhoods in other cities throughout the north, which have killed and injured dozens of people and caused extensive damage to property and infrastructure.
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Ukraine News Links 18-19 February 2022

Saturday, 19 February 2022 • 20:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular.

Even Though The Neocons And Neoliberals Are Drooling For War In Ukraine, Putin Never Intended A War

Russia Is Pressing For More Concessions While Donbas Heats Up

Global Research Weekender: Whose Fault Is the Ukrainian Crisis? Provoking a Third World War?

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