Conflict in Ukraine is doomed to escalate

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 — Indian Punchline


Defining moment in the Battle of Donbass, as the 4-month long defiant Ukrainian resistance to the Russian offensive is ending

The meet-up location of NATO foreign ministers on November 29-30— Bucharest — was where ten years ago, former US President George W. Bush persuaded America’s transatlantic partners that Ukraine and Georgia should one day join their military alliance. The foreign ministers duly “reaffirmed” that decision yesterday and left it at that.

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Ukraine News Links 29-30 November 2022

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 — The New Dark Age

About Timing…

What To Expect In Russia’s Winter Offensive In Ukraine

The Big Lie About Ukraine’s War

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Of Facts, Finances and Forays

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 — The van says…

The world has seen Von der Leyen’s words, and for all of Brussels’ efforts nobody can either unsee the words or fail to understand the ramifications they have for both Brussels or Kiev in the future.


In spite of repeated claims by Kiev that the losses suffered by Ukrainian forces are considerably lower, we saw yesterday Ursula Von der Leyen stating that the number of killed is now over one hundred thousand. This article will examine the implications of the EU President’s statement along with other related matters concerning the region.

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What to expect in Russia’s winter offensive in Ukraine

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 — Indian Punchline


Russian President Vladimir Putin met with mothers of military personnel participating in the special military operation in Ukraine,
Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region, November 25, 2022

Wading through the 18,000-word transcript of an hours-long meeting that President Vladimir Putin took with the “soldiers’ mothers” last Friday in Moscow, one gets the impression that the fighting in Ukraine may continue well into 2023 — and even beyond.

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Ukraine War – A Contentious Graveyard In Poland

Monday, 28 November 2022 — Moon of Alabama

An independent Polish news site, Niezaleizny Dziennik Polityczny, has an interesting piece about Polish losses in the war in Ukraine.

I can not confirm the reports veracity but since at least 2014 the site has regularly published several news and opinion pieces per day. It seems to be opposed to the current conservative PiS led government in Poland.

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Ukraine News Links 26-27 November 2022

Sunday, 27 November 2022 — The New Dark Age

The billionaire plot to impose full corporate dictatorship in the core of a declining empire

Weapons handed over to Ukraine returned to Western criminals

German Military Preparing For Potential War With Russia

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Ukraine News Links 25-26 November 2022

Saturday, 26 November 2022 — The New Dark Age

Ukraine is proud of its war crimes

Bali Fails to ‘Bail Out’ Biden

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar: geopolitics, money and double standards

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Ukraine: The Russian Winter Offensive

Friday, 25 November 2022 — Internationalist 360°

The only way Ukrainians will see anything approximating a holiday season is if a ceasefire can be arranged by New Year’s Day, and it just might happen, regardless of President Volodomyr Zelenskiy’s repeated assertions that there will be no negotiations with Russia until it withdraws all its troops from all occupied territories, including Crimea. There are several reasons for the possible ceasefire.

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Is there an Offramp in the Offing?

Friday, 25 November 2022 — The van says…

Von der Leyen and Zelenskiy might see eye to eye, yet with European fortunes looking bleak, other European politicians may be again be viewing ties with Russia.


The last six months have presented Western leaders with first the opportunity to wave a big stick at Moscow, then realize that the Russian Bear is a good deal less frightened of the stick than those economies that need Moscow’s materials. This article will look at certain events over the last month that may indicate that at least a few Western leaders are getting cold feet concerning the economic Cold War they were so enthusiastic to start.
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Ukraine News Links 24-25 November 2022

Friday, 25 November 2022 — The New Dark Age

American Democracy: Buying and Selling Elections

BRICS breaks the hegemony of the West

The Medium: An Appeal for Support

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Ukraine News Links 23-24 November 2022

Thursday, 24 November 2022 — The New Dark Age

The Ukraine War Is A Sales-Promotion Campaign For Lockheed And Other U.S. ‘Defense’ Contractors

American Democracy: Buying and Selling Elections

BRICS breaks the hegemony of the West

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Ukraine – Running On Empty

Thursday, 24 November 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Yesterday the Pentagon announced another transfer of weapons to the Ukrainian military:

According to the Pentagon, the package includes:

Additional munitions for NASMAS
150 heavy machine guns with thermal imagery sights to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Additional ammunition for HIMARS
200 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds
10,000 120mm mortar rounds
High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs)
150 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs)
Over 100 light tactical vehicles
Over 20,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition
Over 200 generators
Spare parts for 105mm Howitzers and other equipment

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Ukraine News Links 22-23 November 2022

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 — The New Dark Age

I Like Douglas MacGregor, But…

Tokayev’s policies will focus on Russia, China and the West

Missile Attack On Poland – A Provocation By Kiev And Warsaw

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Ukraine – Lights Out, No Water And Soon No Heat

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Earlier today the Russian military shut down the Ukrainian electricity network.

Previous attacks had limited the distribution capacity to some 50% of demand. Controlled blackouts over several hours per day allowed to give some electricity for a few hours to most parts of the country. The attack today created a much larger problem. Not only were distribution networks attacked but also so the elements that connect Ukraine’s electricity production facilities to the distribution network. All four nuclear power stations of Ukraine with their 15 reactors are now in shutdown mode.

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Ukraine News Links 21-22 November 2022

Tuesday, 22 November 2022 — The New Dark Age

Anti-Imperialist Youth Intensify Campaign To Free Kononovich Brothers

Beth Van Schaak Lies…

Did North Korea invent a teleporter?

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Ukraine News Links 20-21 November 2022

Monday, 21 November 2022 — The New Dark Age

Liberating Africa from Poverty Requires Changing Power Relations with the West

President John F. Kennedy: His Life and Public Assassination by the CIA

Background to current US policy in Europe

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Messages from the mud

Monday, 21 November 2022 — The van says…

If you’re going off the beaten track, it might be better if you are on tracks.


If there’s one thing that everyone agrees about, it’s that the weather in Eastern Europe can be terrible from any time in October through to April. From snow to hail to frosts that last a month, the inclemency of the climate becomes more legendary the further you travel eastwards.

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