US taunts Russia to escalate in Ukraine

Sunday, 21 August 2022 — Indian Punchline


An UAV hit the roof of the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, Sevastopol, Crimea, August 20, 2022

In military terms, the crude, locally assembled drone dropping a country-made bomb or two on unguarded sites in Crimea are at best pin pricks in the big picture of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. But it can be profoundly consequential in certain other ways.

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Glenn Diesen: How ‘Russophrenia’ from supposedly smart people in the West has slowly led us towards a major European war

Sunday, 21 August 2022 — RT (you may or may not, be able to use this link)

By Glenn Diesen, Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway and an editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal.

The author and holocaust survivor, Victor Klemperer, identified two distinct styles of language that defined Hitler’s propaganda against the Jews: either “scornful derision” of the inferior race or “panic-stricken fear” of their threat to civilisation.

Anti-Russian propaganda over the past centuries has similarly produced two contradictory positions – disdain for Russians as an uncivilised and backward people, and simultaneously an immeasurable threat looming over Europe. A state of affairs described by one writer as “Russophrenia: the idea that Russia is simultaneously about to fall apart, and also take over the world.”

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‘No Farms, No Food:’ Dutch farmers confront billionaire ‘green’ elite’s food system reset plan

Friday, 19 August 2022 — The Grayzone

Dutch farmers’ protests offer a preview of the resistance to come as transnational “green” billionaires advance a “reset” of the global food system. The elite agenda threatens to deepen an international cost of living crisis and spark unrest well beyond The Netherlands.

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World-Class Ballerina and Twelve-Year-Old Protégé Among Those Murdered by Ukraine

Sunday, 21 August, 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

Russian bombing kills ballerina and student - SlippediscSlippedisc | The inside track on classical music and related cultures, by Norman LebrechtGalina Vasilyevna Volodina (left), and twelve-year-old Katya Kutubaeva. [Source:]

How long will the U.S. continue to support these atrocities? And when will a movement develop to try and block U.S. military aid to Ukraine?

On August 4, Ukrainian army rockets struck the drama theater of Donetsk and a neighboring area, killing famed ballerina and teacher, Galina Vasilyevna Volodina, and one of her protégés, Katya Kutubaeva, 12, a rising young star with a brilliant future ahead of her.

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Ukraine News Links 20-21 August 2022

Sunday, 21 August 2022 • 16:30 — 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 and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

Germany has abandoned Ukraine – controversial ex-envoy

Ukraine Open Thread 2022-137

Russia details use of hypersonic missiles in Ukraine

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How Much has the US Promised to Pay for Lithuania’s anti-Chinese Policy?

16 August 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Valery Kulikov


On August 7, a delegation of 11 Lithuanian officials led by Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė arrived in Taiwan on a five-day visit. According to the Taiwanese Foreign Ministry, the purpose of the delegation’s visit is to “strengthen strategic cooperation and business ties in advanced sectors.” In reality, however, the Lithuanian vice-ministers talked about the possibility of signing documents that hinted at Taiwan’s independence, thus sending a signal to the separatist forces on the island that was not friendly to Beijing.

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