My last post on the current situation in Ukraine was exactly two months ago. On October 3rd I predicted that an all-out invasion of Ukraine (including use of air power by Russia against targets in Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk) was to occur before the Oct. 26 Parliamentary election. Thankfully, that … [Read more...] about Putin’s Vision of World Order – Thoughts from Kiev.
Food and medical supplies are exhausted, economies from both side of Ukraine’s eastern border are crumbling, and the only hope to end this conflict may be the hopelessness itself. [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he conflict in Eastern Ukraine has been raging for more than six months. Initially, the … [Read more...] about Donbass Endgame: How This War Can End Now.
The active anti-terror operation that took place in Chechnya in 1999-2000 involved approximately 80,000 Russian troops and cost the Russian government billions of dollars to raise its economy from the ashes. By comparison, Chechnya is nearly ten times smaller than the area controlled by … [Read more...] about The Islamic State and Chechnya: Disturbing Similarities
Media outlets who peddle this kind of gutter journalism fill our minds with paranoid and substance-less debate. Debate which detracts utterly from informing the public and creating useful social discourse. [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]n this era of widespread and competitive global media you expect … [Read more...] about Real Ebola and Homeopathic Fakes.
Putin needs to establish a land link between the Russian Federation and Crimea before the onset of winter. If he chooses not to create such a link, the population of Crimea will surely starve and freeze; this will cause Putin major problems at home in the spring, when hiding the humanitarian … [Read more...] about Ten Reasons Why Russia Could Invade Ukraine Before Winter – Thoughts from Kiev
"If the US imperialists threaten our sovereignty and survival, our troops will fire our nuclear-armed rockets at the White House and the Pentagon—the sources of all evil.” Ironically, and sadly, the war-invoking threat came on the 27 July 2014, the anniversary of the armistice that ended the … [Read more...] about North Korea Part 2: The International Response & Ethical Conundrum