Disarming Ukraine – Day 3, 26 February 2022

Saturday, 26 February 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Yesterday the Russian military halted its advance to give time to the Ukrainian president Zelensky to agree to ceasefire talks. The U.S. however told him not to hold such talks and said he should leave Kiev. Up to this morning Russia had received no response to its ceasefire offer and resumed the attack. Zelensky decided to stay in Kiev.

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Ukraine News Links 25-26 February 2022

Saturday, 26 February 2022 • 18:30 — 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.

Day 3 of the Russian operation in the Ukraine – OPEN THREAD

Debunking The Top Ten Infowar Narratives About Russia’s Special Operation In Ukraine

It Is Hot And Humid.

President Putin Didn’t Spark World War III, He Just Averted It!

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Civilized Nations Kill With Sanctions And Proxy Armies: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Saturday, 26 February 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

Listen to a reading of this article:

Pouring more weapons into Ukraine is not how you save lives; you save lives by negotiating a ceasefire. Pouring more weapons into Ukraine is how you create a long and expensive military quagmire for Russia at the cost of many thousands of lives to advance US strategic interests. While making a vast fortune for the arms industry.

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Saturday, 26 February 2022 — Russia Observer

by Patrick Armstrong

I’m surprised both of the size of the operation and the type of operation. While I did expect standoff destruction of the nazi units and considered the possibility of standoff destruction of Ukrainian military assets I did not expect to see troops on the ground other than a few Spetsnaz. The operation is much, much more than I expected. Putin & Co surprised me too.

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Ukraine: Understanding the Concern of the Other

Saturday, 26 February 2022 — Global Research

Important analysis

Global Research does not support Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

A  bilateral Peace Agreement is required.


The mainstream Western media is almost unanimous in demanding that Russia and Vladimir Putin stop their military operation in Ukraine immediately. This in their opinion is the only solution to the current conflict. However, if one attempts to understand how the current conflict had evolved, one would ask not Russia but the US led Western alliance to bring down the political temperature as a first step.

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Malcolm’s Growing Socialist, Anti-imperialist, Anti-Zionist and Pan-African Outlook Made Him Target of the “Deep State”

Muhammad Aziz, Khalil Islam cleared of Malcolm X murder[Source: nypost.com]

Former Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has now cleared Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam who were wrongfully convicted of Malcolm’s 1965 murder. 

Vance and other government authorities, however, refused to investigate the FBI, NYPD, CIA, and other government agencies for their role in his killing.

[This article is part of CAM’s political assassination series and follows from our updated investigations into the life and death of civil rights icon Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.—Editors]
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From the Black Sea to the East Med, do not poke The Russian Bear

Thursday, 24 February, 2022 — Vineyard of the Saker

By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and cross-posted with The Cradle.

This is what happens when a bunch of ragged hyenas, jackals and tiny rodents poke The Bear: a new geopolitical order is born in breathtaking speed.

From a dramatic meeting of the Russian Security Council to a history lesson delivered by President Putin and the subsequent birth of the Baby Twins – the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk – all the way to their appeal to President Putin to intervene militarily to expel the NATO-backed Ukrainian bombing-and-shelling forces from Donbass, it was a seamless process.

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Pope, Putin and Ukraine in crisis

Saturday, 26 February 2022 — Indian Punchline

Russian President Vladimir Putin after a papal audience with Pope Francis, Vatican, June 10, 2015

Papacy is back in global politics — that is, assuming it ever left. The gesture by Pope Francis to visit the Russian Embassy in Rome on Friday undoubtedly makes a notable event, for a variety of reasons.

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Germany Can No Longer Be Put Down

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Melkulangara Bhadrakumar

Whichever way the U.S.-Russian tensions pan out — or, get protracted — Germany hopes to be the net winner.

Prima facie, it may seem German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s inexperience in world politics showed in his first appearance at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday when he was dismissive about a remark by Russian leader earlier in the week at a joint press conference with him in Moscow that the events that unfolded in Ukraine’s eastern regions amounted to “genocide.”

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What are the Minsk agreements and what are their role in the Russia-Ukraine crisis?

Friday, 25 February 2022 — Peoples Dispatch

Under pressure from ultra-nationalists and Russophobes, successive governments in Ukraine have failed to address the grievances of the Russian speaking majority in the Donbass region. Ukraine has also not implemented the provisions of the Minsk agreement signed in 2015 to end the conflict in the region

by Abdul Rahman

On Monday, February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in a press conference that the country will recognize the independence of the Donetsk and the Luhansk people’s republics. Refuting arguments that the move will harm possibilities for peace and violate provisions of the Minsk agreement, the Russian leader claimed that the decision was aimed at maintaining peace in the region.

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