The war in the Ukraine – what you are not told – 2024 – updated February 22

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October 2023 – Palestine’s ‘Tet’?

View of the world – up to end of 2022

View of the world – 2023

View of the world – 2024

Ukraine – what you weren’t told – 2022

Ukraine – what you weren’t told – 2023

01 January 2024

Russia resumes massive missile strikes as Ukraine continues to rely on deadly, senseless PR stunts.

03 January 2024

The British and Americans were involved in organizing terrorist attack in Belgorod! Russian presentation to the UN.

04 January 2024

Ukraine war increasingly seen as ‘fought by the poor’, as Zelensky raises taxes and proposes strict mobilisation laws. [The first time in almost two years that this ‘academic’ has written an objective article about the war in the Ukraine.]

04 January 2024

A freezing nightmare is approaching ukraine from the north. Military summary and analysis.

04 January 2024

Russian asset seizure scheming: EU and Euro as US war proxies would take most risk; USD assets only $4.6 billion.

07 January 2024

Why giving Ukraine longer-range missiles will make no difference – New Atlas.

07 January 2024

The EU’s efforts to silence Hungary show how NATO objectives continue to eclipse any pretense of European democracy.

08 January 2024

Kiev mayor buys $6 million mansion in Germany.

08 January 2024

Russian missile strike rocks Ukraine; Zelensky admits Ukrainian air defences depleted; Kiev plans new Dneiper offensive – which will almost certainly be suicidal; Ukraine banking on ‘game changer’ F16s arrival. [After minutes 56 Mercouris starts to talk about Palestine – an area of which he demonstrably understands nothing.]

10 January 2024

Why Ukraine’s 2024 strategy will fail and why isolating Crimea is impossible – New Atlas.

11 January 2024

Pentagon report finds failure to track $1 billion in weaponry for Ukraine.

14 January 2024

Ukraine to defend UK ‘within 24 hours’ if attacked – so we in the UK can now sleep soundly in our beds knowing the the Ukrainian Nazis have our back.

15 January 2024

Death of Gonzalo Lira, crumbling Ukrainian air defenses, growing Russian military capabilities – New Atlas.

15 January 2024

Russian missiles hit Kharkov; Kremlin denies Ukrainian claims of an A-50 and IL22 being shot down; Zelensky ‘peace’ plan fails at Davos.

16 January 2024

Russian advances alarm Stoltenberg; no proof of A-50 aircraft loss; G7/Ukraine bizarre scheme on how to steal Russian frozen assets; Iranian strikes in Iraq, Syria and Pakistan.

17 January 2024

Russian major attacks on Ukrainian frontlines; still nothing definite about the ‘downed’ Russian aircraft; Modi tells Putin India backs Russia and the BRICS; Putin meets DPRK foreign minister; sabre rattling by various western commentators about Iran.

17 January 2024

Why Kyiv is cock-a-hoop about shooting down two Russian aircraft – although not providing proof and just taking Ukrainian claims at face value.

18 January 2024

Talk of Russian spring offensive raises fears that Kyiv is ill-prepared to face it. [The so-called ‘academic’ is probably correct here in his analysis but the way he gets there means he distorts the facts – not surprisingly. As always, follow the money.]

18 January 2024

NATO personnel in Ukraine now ‘fair game’ for Russia – Ritter.

19 January 2024

Russia advances as Ukraine retreats, according to Financial Times; Ukraine losing Krynky; comparison of both sides defence structure; admission by Ukraine of crucial ammunition shortage; Medvedev suggests possible outcome will be the end of Ukraine as a state; Western/Ukrainian failings in strategic planning in the winter of 2022/2023; Saudi plan on Palestine alarms Israel.

19 January 2024

Zelenskyy sold Ukraine to US corporate? Kennedy’s nephew adds to Russia’s explosive claim. [A bit of a messy video (I think) but it gets the idea across that whoever owns the Ukraine after the hostilities end it won’t be the Ukrainians.]

19 January 2024

INTEL Roundtable: Larry Johnson and Ray McGovern: CIA and Neocon Intransigence. Judge Napolitano.

20 January 2024

The Russians entered Avdiivka from the south. Military summary and analysis.

21 January 2024

Ukraine seeks PR ‘wins’ as West admits war may be lost.

21 January 2024

Orbán outfoxes the EU in nationalism vs. technocracy fight.

21 January 2024

Donetsk: Deadly blast hits market in Russia-held Ukraine city, officials say. [How the BBC reports Ukrainian terrorist attacks. This didn’t stay on the homepage for very long, substituted by old Gaza news.]

21 January 2024

Death toll spikes in Ukrainian shelling of Russian city. [How RT reports Ukrainian terrorist attacks.]

21 January 2024

The Ukraine charade, revisited.

22 January 2024

Kiev and the West panic over Avdeyevka breakdown and Russian advances; Budanov rumours about change in the command of the Ukrainian army; a West/Ukraine ‘insurgency plan’ after Russian victory.

22 January 2024

Larry Johnson: Zelenskyy should end Ukraine war now. Judge Napolitano.

22 January 2024

Ukrainians surrender en masse; air defense base has fallen. Military Summary and Analysis.

23 January 2024

Mark Sleboda: Putin just changed everything as Russia’s Military overwhelms Ukraine. Danny Haiphong. [With a reference to how matters developed at the beginning of the Special Military Operation.]

26 January 2024

FPV drones and Artificial Intelligence: How Russia is transforming drone warfare.

27 January 2024

Why does Russia produce more ammunition than the US?

28 January 2024

US seeks ‘new’ strategy for Ukraine as reality of Russia’s advantages sets in.

01 February 2024

Aaron Maté: (The GrayZone) – Ukraine on its last legs. Judge Napolitano.

01 February 2024

Ukraine war: corruption scandals and high-level rifts could become an existential threat as Kyiv asks for more military aid. [Milo Minderbender working in the Ukraine. Another analysis of the situation in the Ukraine from our favourite so-called ‘academic’ working in the UK. After two years of attempting to talk up the Ukraine he now has to, reluctantly, accept that it is rotten to the core.]

01 February 2024

Prof. John Mearsheimer : Can Israel win in Gaza? – Judge Napolitano [the Ukraine at the beginning then Gaza from minute 14.]

02 February 2024

Former Google CEO wants to build AI drone army for Ukraine.

02 February 2024

Ukraine: breakthrough on all fronts ahead of schedule.

02 February 2024

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs: America the Bully. Judge Napolitano.

04 February 2024

Dialogue Now, Russia demilitarizing NATO, Larry C. Johnson – and an analysis of the disintegration of the ‘West’ and its supposed power.

04 February 2024

German establishment prepares to cross the Rubicon.

04 February 2024

‘Issue’ forces UK aircraft carrier to miss NATO drills

04 February 2024

Ukraine’s reported sinking of Russian missile boat distracts from Ukraine’s core weaknesses; US analysts believe Ukraine can use 2024 to ‘rebuild’ for 2025; US analysts share a misconception that Russia’s lack of territorial gains results from a lack of offensive potential; US analysts believe in the inherent superiority of Western military power.

05 February 2024

Nuland leaves sense of foreboding in Kiev.

08 February 2024

Tucker-Putin Interview – this changes everything. It’s on! The legacy media are furious about Tucker Carlson interviewing Putin. But why? And does the new power axis of Tucker and Elon Musk now dwarf all legacy media combined? Russel Brand.

08 February 2024

Heads explode over Tucker interviewing Putin! Tucker Carlson recently traveled to Russia to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin, and heads in the establishment commentariat predictably exploded. The European Union is threatening to sanction Carlson as a result, while the Ukrainian government has placed Carlson’s name on the country’s ‘kill list’. Jimmy is joined by Due Dissidence’s Russell Dobular and Americans’ Comedian Kurt Metzger to discuss the rank McCarthyism on display in this episode from the American liberal class. Jimmy Dore Show.

09 February 2024

Tucker Carlson interviews Vladimir Putin. With comments.

09 February 2024

Beneath the Rubble. Documenting Devastation and Loss in Mariupol. Human Rights Watch. [It will be interesting to see if HRW do a similar ‘in depth’ report and video about the genocide and ethnic cleansing of Gaza by the US-backed Zionist settler state.]

09 February 2024

Ecuador pays a high price, in bananas and carnations, for giving Russian-made weapons to US (and by extension, Ukraine).

09 February 2024

Tucker Carlson’s Putin interview gave Russian leader a platform to boost his own cause – and that of Donald Trump. [The expected response to an interview with a leader of one of the most powerful and significant countries on the planet from another so-called ‘academic’. The British university structure is truly in a dire state.]

09 February 2024

Ground launched small diameter bombs: why this new munition can’t help Ukraine.

09 February 2024

Scott Ritter: Putin up close! [Commenting on the Carlson-Putin interview.] Judge Napolitano.

10 February 2024

Covering the Waterfront with the Judge. John Mearsheimer with Judge Napolitano. [Note the short clip of Hilary Clinton giving an ‘insightful’ analysis of the interview around minute 29.30.]

10 February 2024

Invented Peoples – The Grayzone live. Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss Vladimir Putin’s stemwinding interview with Tucker Carlson, the continuing blowback from Biden’s Middle East policy, and the latest from the Gaza war.

10 February 2024

John Mearsheimer: ‘The Israel lobby is as powerful as ever’. The American international relations scholar on the wars in Gaza and Ukraine, and power competition in the Middle East.

11 February 2024

Why US artillery shell production isn’t enough and why other munitions will fall far shorter still.

12 February 2024

Kyiv needs a fundamental rethink of its strategy, not just a reshuffle of military leadership. [As out favourite NATO-paid ‘academic’ writes more about what really is happening in the Ukraine he still maintains his pro-NATO bias.]

12 February 2024

Tucker Carlson’s first discussion since Putin interview.

The following two articles have ‘nothing’ to do with the Ukraine – but they do in that the Ukraine is only part of the story of the US seeking to maintain world ‘dominance’. One of the interesting aspects of these two articles, written by so-called ‘academics’ is the assumption that the ‘west’ has the right to try and restrict the economy of another sovereign state. European imperialism has been doing that for centuries and have the mindset they can do so for the next 500. However, now they are trying that on with states who are prepared, and have the ability, to fight back.

12 February 2024

As US-China tensions mount, the UK will need to work closer with Europe in the Indo-Pacific.

13 February 2024

China’s chip industry is gaining momentum – it could alter the global economic and security landscape.

13 February 2024

Heading into 3rd year of Russia-Ukraine conflict, NATO reveals its true nature as an undertaker.

13 February 2024

Ukraine collapse starting. What happens next?

14 February 2024

How the US Air Force is preparing for war with China, and why it won’t work.

14 February 2024

Aaron Maté: Biden and his proxy wars – with Judge Napolitano.

15 February 2024

Ukraine disaster: Ukrainian troops in Avdeyevka surrounded and fronts collapse; Russian missile strike – possibly on large concentration of Azov troops; Zelensky, yet again, goes abroad.

15 February 2024

‘Heinous crime’ – Moscow slams Kiev for deadly strike on border city.

15 February 2024

Ukraine war’s 10th anniversary: it started 20 February 2014. Here’s how.

16 February 2024

West sends Ukraine 3D printers to make spare parts, but won’t solve critical logistics problems.

17 February 2024

No one uninvolved – The Grayzone live. Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss the death of Navalny; the US-Israeli assault on multilateral institutions seeking to prevent famine in Gaza; renewal of US starvation sanctions on Syria and the looming catastrophe in Rafah. Correction: In discussing Alexey Navalny, Aaron erroneously says that there is video of Navalny meeting with a British official to seek foreign funding. In fact, the person filmed meeting with the British official was not Navalny but one of his top aides, Vladimir Ashurkov.

17 February 2024

They finally killed Navalny

18 February 2024

European governments look for ways to send Ukrainian refugees home.

18 February 2024

Russia takes all of Avdeevka after Ukrainian forces begin fleeing crumbling defenses; change in Ukrainian military leadership; the Western media continues to depict Ukraine’s military deficiencies as resulting from delayed Western funding; western arrogance about ‘superior innovation’; attempts to increase production of air defense systems and artillery munitions are falling far short; claims that Ukraine will build up its own military industrial capacity is unrealistic. New Atlas.

18 February 2024

Russia declares victory in Avdeyevka; Russian offensive in Zaporozhye; Global South rejects NATO/Ukraine ‘Peace Plan’.

18 February 2024

Throwing good money after bad in Ukraine?

18 February 2024

Wikileaks reveals Alexei Navalny’s US funding as Washington exploits his death. Alexei Navalny’s political activities were funded by the US government through the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) as part of an effort to repeat US-backed 2014 Ukraine regime change inside Russia itself.

19 February 2024

The tragic end of Gonzalo Lira: a voice silenced in Ukraine. [An article that originally appeared on 13 January 2024. Compare the reaction of the west the death of the racist Navalny and that of Gonzalo who was reporting from ‘democratic’ Ukraine.]

19 February 2024

Amnesty strips Alexei Navalny of ‘prisoner of conscience’ status (24 February 2021). Although the BBC bends over backwards to try to exonerate the right-wing racist it still tells of how he sees migrants – and indicates his actual thinking. Remember this when all the plaudits are splashed around in the next few days.

19 February 2024

Cult of the drone: at the two-year mark, UAVs have changed the face of war in Ukraine – but not outcome.

19 February 2024

Perfidious Teutons and their Polish accomplices – how the Rosneft Refinery in Germany is being expropriated.

20 February 2024

Why the United States needs NATO – 3 things to know.

20 February 2024

What happened to Alexei Navalny this time round.

20 February 2024

The west is at a crossroads – double down on aid to Kyiv, accept a compromise deal, or face humiliation by Russia. [This blog’s ‘favourite’ British ‘academic’ continues to accept the reality of the situation but still holds on to fantastical ideas.]

21 February 2024

Roger Waters slaps down Bono’s pro-war propaganda.

21 February 2024

Russia’s capture of Avdeevka will reverberate across Europe and accelerate geostrategic shifts.

22 February 2024

Navalny’s death: who is to blame?

22 February 2024

Wall Street Journal misinforms by omission in article on oil sanctions-buster by getting lost in weeds.

October 2023 – Palestine’s ‘Tet’?

View of the world – up to end of 2022

View of the world – 2023

View of the world – 2024

Ukraine – what you weren’t told – 2022

Ukraine – what you weren’t told – 2023