Ukraine News Links 6-7 September 2022

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 • 17:30 — 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 at least you have some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

Moment Of Truth In The Ukraine War

Some *very* basic stuff about Russian defenses in the SMO

Jon Stewart and the Pentagon honor Ukrainian Nazi at Disney World

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Jon Stewart and the Pentagon honor Ukrainian Nazi at Disney World

31 August 2022 — The Grayzone

Defense Department-sponsored “Warrior Games” featured liberal comedian Jon Stewart awarding a member of Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Azov Battalion at Disney World. The Pentagon refused to tell The Grayzone whether US taxpayers funded the foreign competitors’ travel.

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Emily Maitlis is right about BBC bias – but for the wrong reasons

Tuesday, 6 September 2022 — Jonathan Cook

Journalists aren’t too deferential and timid, as the ex-Newsnight presenter claims. They are only too ready to bare their teeth when it serves establishment interests

Jonathan Cook

Middle East Eye – 6 September 2022

It took no great powers of prognostication for Emily Maitlis to predict in her recent MacTaggart lecture to the Edinburgh Television Festival that critical comments about her former employer, the BBC, would plunge her into controversy. Maybe that was the point.

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3 September 2022 — theplanningmotivedotcom

The German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has released its estimates for the second quarter of 2022 allowing the preparation of turnover and profits for the non-financial sector in Germany. Following this fundamental analysis of the German economy comment will be made on Germany’s prospects given that it and Britain are most at risk from current market conditions


Ukraine Loses Soldiers – Europe Its Economies – All For No Gain

Wednesday, 7 September, 2022 — Moon of Alabama

When the Ukraine launched its Kherson ‘counteroffensive’ on August 29 I was pretty aghast and judged that it was destined to fail:

To break the reinforced Russian lines now would have taken more troops than were available.

I am sure that the Ukrainian military knew that this offensive would fail.

For political reasons Zelenski ordered them to launch it anyway. There are now another 1,000+ Ukrainian and Russian lives lost for nothing other then some sensational headlines and political optics.

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2019 RAND Paper Warned US of Failure During Ukraine Conflict

1 September, 2022 — Youtube

Brian Berletic

As far back as 2019, US Army-commissioned studies examined different means to provoke and antagonize Russia who they acknowledged sought to avoid conflict.

However, they also warned that if Russia was pushed too far, it could trigger an escalation that would spiral out of Washington’s control.

Today we are watching this conflict unfold. Just how accurate was the study’s predictions?

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Court orders Deutsche Welle to reinstate second Palestinian journalist

Tuesday, 6 September 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

A woman stands with arms foldedFarah Maraqa, a Palestinian-Jordanian journalist, stood up to Deutsche Welle and won.

Monday was a “date for celebrations,” Farah Maraqa wrote.

The Palestinian-Jordanian journalist had just won her lawsuit against Deutsche Welle.

The German state broadcaster was ordered by the Berlin labor court to reinstate her and pay all her legal costs.

The decisive victory “suggests that the court recognized that Farah’s termination, based on a controversial investigation and unfounded allegations of anti-Semitism related to reports published before her employment contract, was illegal,” said the European Legal Support Center.

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Ukraine: How British Intelligence Globalized Online Trolling

Tuesday, 6 September 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Kit Klarenberg

Since the conflict in Ukraine began, numerous commentators have drawn attention to the blatant weaponization of social media in service of the proxy war.

Legions of users on Facebook, Twitter, and other major platforms, many anonymous and recently registered, have relentlessly propounded pro-intervention, pro-Ukraine propaganda, viciously attacking all those deviating even slightly from established Western narratives. It has created an unprecedented situation, which writer Caitlin Johnstone calls “the most aggressively trolled war of all time.”

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Why does the United States continue to occupy a Haitian island?

15 August 2022 — Ayibo Post

Melissa BeralusBy

The Americans mined a million tons of guano on the island without paying a cent to the Haitian authorities. Other countries have sold the product for hundreds of millions of dollars

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In 1857, two Americans, Peter Duncan and Edward Cooper, landed on the coast of La Navase, an island of 5 km square, located 40 km from the town of Jérémie. It is an island that belongs to Haiti, according to the Haitian Constitution of 1801.

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India’s energy diplomacy blossoms, finally

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 — Indian Punchline


Indian Oil Corporation’s Numaligarh Refinery, Assam (File photo)

To be sure, energy security has surged as the key to a country’s strategic autonomy and independence, as world events testify, currently within the matrix of “food-fertiliser-fuel” sufficiency where the global supply chains are disrupted. Europe’s missteps on this front, upon the advice of the US to atrophy and sever the continent’s seven decades-long economic links with Russia, is proving to be a Himalayan blunder that threatens the western economies with recession and brewing political turmoil.

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Half of Brits ‘disappointed’ with Truss as PM – poll

Monday, 5 September 2022 — RT (The source may or may not be available due to erratic Western censorship)

Only 4% of Britons say they are ‘very pleased’ to see Liz Truss become the new prime minister, according to a YouGov poll

Britons do not appear particularly enthusiastic about Foreign Secretary Liz Truss taking over as the new prime minister, a YouGov poll published on Monday suggests. Around half of the people in the UK say they are ‘disappointed’, with one-third ‘very disappointed’.

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