Europe Faces a Moment of Truth Over Russia’s Demands on the United States Presence in Europe

Monday, 24 January 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

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The German government has recently refused overflight rights to the Royal Air Force who were sending planes to Ukraine loaded with weapons. The French government also refused overflight rights, which meant that the British planes had to make a long detour to eventually reach their destination.

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Ukraine News Links 24 January 2022

Monday, 24 January 2022 • 22:00 — 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.

After Diplomatic Failure, NATO And U.S. Turning To Military Option To Contain “Russian Threat”

‘Pandemic’ narrative over…false flag in Ukraine next?
https://off-guardian.org/2022/01/24/pandemic-narrative-over-false-flag-in-ukraine-next/

UK, US Accuse Russia Of Preparing Regime Change In Ukraine
https://southfront.org/uk-us-accuse-russia-of-preparing-regime-change-in-ukraine/

EU Diplomatic Chief Expresses Disinterest In Joining Biden’s Escalations Against Russia Over Ukraine
https://southfront.org/eu-diplomatic-chief-expresses-disinterest-in-joining-bidens-escalations-against-russia-over-ukraine/

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Ukraine: Russian intervention highly likely

Sunday, 23 January 2022 — Indian Punchline

A radar vehicle of the S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile system on the way to Belarus, Khabarovsk region, Russia, Jan 21, 2022

The US-Russia talks in Geneva in the last two successive weeks could not produce a breakthrough. Fundamentally, there is a contradiction that cannot be resolved easily.

Russia sees in existential terms the NATO’s advance into its immediate neighbourhood. For Washington, it’s geopolitics, stupid!

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Ukraine News Links 21-23 January 2022

Sunday, 23 January 2022 • 19:00 — 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.

Ukraine: Russian intervention highly likely
https://www.indianpunchline.com/ukraine-russian-intervention-highly-likely/

The Russia-US -Ukraine Debacle: The Dangers of a Full-Blown Global Conflict
https://www.globalresearch.ca/longest-war-21st-century/5767255

Eight Years Ago: US-NATO Installed a Neo-Nazi Government in Ukraine
https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-u-s-has-installed-a-neo-nazi-government-in-ukraine/5371554

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Ukraine: The West Has Paved the Road to War with Lies

Saturday, 22 January 2022 — Dissident Voice

by Jan Oberg

The Three Big Lies Pertaining to Ukraine:

  1. The West’s leaders never promised Mikhail Gorbachev and his foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze not to expand NATO eastward. They also did not state that they would take serious Soviet/Russian security interests around its borders. And therefore, each of the former Warsaw Pact countries has a right to join NATO if they decide to freely.
  2. The Ukraine conflict started by Putin’s out-of-the-blue aggression on Ukraine and then annexation of Crimea.
  3. NATO always has an open door to new members. It never tries to invite or drag them in, doesn’t seek expansion. It just happens because East European countries since 1989-90 have wanted to join without any pressure from NATO’s side. That also applies to Ukraine.

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Ukraine News Links 19-21 January 2022

Friday, 21 January 2022 • 15:00 — The New Dark Age

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Moscow Doesn’t Want Mediation With Kiev, Just Its Implementation Of The Minsk Accords
https://orientalreview.org/2022/01/21/moscow-doesnt-want-mediation-with-kiev-just-its-implementation-of-the-minsk-accords/

Biden dismisses ‘stupid question’ on Ukraine
https://www.rt.com/news/546752-biden-stupid-question-ukraine/

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Something Hopeful for the New Year – Sort of

5 January 2022 — Russia Observer

by Patrick Armstrong

The wise men of that Academy of Wisdom (aka The Atlantic Council) tell us “How to deal with the Kremlin-created crisis in Europe“. The piece is mostly codswallop, boasting, cheap threats and hot air but there is one good thing about it:

It doesn’t threaten war.

Never mind that Russia won’t “invade Ukraine” for a host of reasons which I (for one – I certainly don’t pretend to be the only person who can see the obvious) laid out in 2014: Why Russia Hasn’t and Won’t Invade Ukraine. These reasons are only stronger now because Ukraine has become more decayed, more poor, more nazi, more corrupt, more divided and more hopeless. It is a huge hostile expensive liability that Moscow doesn’t want to pay for and police. Let those who broke it, pay for it.

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Ukraine News Links 30-31 December 2021

31 December 2021 — The New Dark Age

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Is a Delusional Madman

NATO’s cognitive warfare and the destruction of the truth
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2021/12/natos-cognitive-warfare-and-destruction.html

Saker’s View of the Conflict.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2021/12/sakers-view-of-conflict.html

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Ukraine News Links 26-27 December 2021

27 December 2021 — The New Dark Age

Will 2022 be Better Than the Outgoing Year?
https://journal-neo.org/2021/12/27/will-2022-be-better-than-the-outgoing-year/

Big, Big Difference.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2021/12/big-big-difference.html

2022 — Year Of Major Power Conflict Over Ukraine
https://popularresistance.org/2022-year-of-major-power-conflict-over-ukraine/

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War in Ukraine? NATO expansion drives conflict with Russia

6 December 2021 — The Grayzone

Russia is seeking a legally binding pledge that NATO will stop expanding east, including to Ukraine. If the US refuses, is war next? Richard Sakwa joins Pushback.

Russia is seeking a legally binding pledge that NATO will stop expanding east, including to Ukraine. If the US refuses, is war next? Scholar and author Richard Sakwa analyzes the growing Russia-Ukraine conflict and how Russiagate fueled it.

Guest: Richard Sakwa. Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent. His books include “Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands” and his latest, “Deception: Russiagate and the New Cold War.”

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Putin hints at military options in Ukraine

26 December 2021 — Indian Punchline

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a cabinet meeting via video conference outside Moscow, December 24, 2021

The Rossiya 1 state television in Moscow broadcast today President Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference on Friday. It conveys a much fuller picture of the grave crisis brewing in the Russian-American relations than what the excerpts in the Russian media sought to convey over the weekend.

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Protecting the Nazis: The Extraordinary Vote of Ukraine and the USA

21 December 2021 — Craig Murray

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This is verbatim from the official report of the UN General Assembly plenary of 16 December 2021:

The Assembly next took up the report on “Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance”, containing two draft resolutions.

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Ukraine – Russia Makes Serious Demands, Warns Of ‘Confrontation’

14 December 2021 — Moon of Alabama

Following unfounded U.S. claims of an imminent Russian invasion of the Ukraine U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin have held a virtual summit. Little has been released about its real content but the Russian follow up shows that the issues they talked about were deadly serious.

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Assange Plans To Appeal High Court Decision Backing Extradition To United States

10 December 2021 — The Dissenter

BY KEVIN GOSZTOLA

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange | Photo by Cancillería Ecuador

Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plan to appeal to the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom after the country’s appeals court overturned a decision that blocked the extradition of Assange to the United States.

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U.S. Intelligence Has Found … Easy To Disprove Claims Of A Russian Attack On Ukraine

4 December 2021 — Moon of Alabama

A few years back:

In his State of the Union message in January, President Bush approvingly cited the report. “

The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa,” said Bush.

On Thursday, standing beside British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Bush said of Britain, “Not only our intelligence, but the intelligence of this great country made a clear and compelling case that Saddam Hussein was a threat to security and peace.”

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The NATOstan Clown Show

5 December 2021 — Information Clearing House

By Pepe Escobar

American hysteria over the “imminent” Russian invasion of Ukraine has exploded every geopolitical Stupid-o-Meter in sight – and that’s quite an accomplishment.

What a mess. Sections of the U.S. Deep State are in open revolt against the combo that remote controls Crash Test Dummy, who impersonates POTUS. The neocon-neoliberal axis is itching for a war – but has no idea how to sell it to an immensely fractured public opinion.

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The White House Needs An Off-ramp From War In Ukraine

22 November 2021 — Moon of Alabama

Ten days ago I wrote about the potential of war in the Ukraine:

There is fear in Russia that the U.S. is egging the Ukraine into a renewed active conflict with its renegade eastern Donbass region and thereby into a war with Russia.

The Biden administrations war mongering towards Russia may be seen to be free of cost. But it takes only one miscalculation in Kiev or some unforeseen incident in the Black Sea region and the situation could seriously escalate.

Moscow sees a salami slicing tactic at work that would only end with NATO directly confronting it on all its borders:
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Sino-Russian collusion over Taiwan, Ukraine seems improbable but isn’t

22 November 2021 — Indian Punchline

US has whipped up war hysteria over satellite image of Russian military camp in Yelnya, over 500 kms from Ukraine border, to allege Moscow’s invasion plans and to justify NATO involvemenT

The “feel-good” from Tuesday’s  virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping leaps out of the US-Russian summit in Geneva in June.

Biden’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently sought to create a “stable and predictable” relationship with Russia but there is talk of war today.

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