Putin crosses the Rubicon. What next?

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 — Indian Punchline

People wave Russian national flags celebrating Moscow’s recognition Donetsk and Lugansk, eastern Ukraine, Feb 21, 2022

Russia’s recognition of the ‘people’s republics’ of Luhansk and Donetsk in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbass on Monday is a watershed event. In a manner of speaking, by this decision President Vladimir Putin crossed the Rubicon. But a tumultuous period lies ahead.

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There Is Still No ‘Russian Invasion’ But The Sanctions Proceeded Anyway

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 — Moon of Alabama

The information war about the current U.S.-Russia standoff continues. That is why the New York Times is again pushing fake Russian invasion claims:

Russia faced mounting pressure and economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis on Wednesday as the United States and allies coordinated punishments and denounced the beginning of an “invasion of Ukraine.”

The global response began early Tuesday, just hours after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia recognized the self-declared separatist states in eastern Ukraine and

Russian forces started rolling into their territory, according to NATO, European Union and White House officials. It was the first major deployment of Russian troops across the internationally recognized border since the current crisis began.

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Ukraine News Links 22-23 February 2022

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 • 17:00 — 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.

NATO’s Ukraine Playbook Resonates Traditional Imperialism

Ukraine Crisis: How Perfidious Oligarchs Sold the Nation Out?

Perpetual Tyranny: Endless Wars Are the Enemy of Freedom

The Ukraine Crisis and Zelensky: Puppet Clown on an Imperialist String

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No Actually The US Empire Is Still The Power To Criticize: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

I believe that the situation in Ukraine is a crisis created solely by Moscow and that the US power alliance is just an innocent little flower who is being unfairly blamed. I also believe Santa is real, because I am a tiny little child who will believe anything.

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Ukraine: Putin turns the tables

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 — Dissident Voice

Putin recognizes the independent republics of Donbass and puts the security of Russians back at the center of the Ukrainian game.

by Fabrizio Casari

Pending French mediation, Putin-Biden talks, German distancing, Italian fears, Spanish uncertainties and opposition from the former Eastern bloc, as well as the regularly discredited deadlines of the improbable Russian invasions, the war always announced but never started has had its first outcome.

A few thoughts on COVID19 vaccination

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 — Dr Malcolm Kendrick

The first thing I want to say here is that there should be nothing in science that is beyond analysis and potential criticism. Because, once this happens, we can find ourselves in a very dangerous situation indeed. A place of unquestioned acceptance of the accepted narrative, with criticism enforced by the authorities.

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