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Never forget

A Ukrainian soldier in the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine this year:                          

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Why the Soviet Union fought against the Marshall Plan

I recently thought of the Marshall Plan as I was telling my son about wars and rebuilding society in the aftermath. The Marshall Plan was in opposition to communism so naturally the Soviet Union would be against it. But now I think there’s … Continue reading

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The devil was in the detail

Turns out, the devil was in the detail. Almost 2 years ago the military took power in Myanmar in a coup and has since waged a terrifying war on the opposition. This stays mainly out of the Western media, just … Continue reading

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I’m not too keen on all those experts

Since the Russian (renewed) invasion of Ukraine in February a lot of experts have weighed in on how the war is and will progress. And only very few have consistently been more right than wrong. Today, with the terror-attacks on … Continue reading

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Musk’s latest gaffe, or: Why cheats should learn to keep quiet

It is no secret that I am no fan of Elon Musk, though I acknowledge that both Tesla kickstarted the true electric vehicle revolution, and that SpaceX is the leader of space technology. Yesterday Musk tweeted which obviously led people … Continue reading

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Sure, sure, it’s NATO’s fault

When Russia restarted their war against Ukraine in February the choir of “USA/NATO is the true aggressors” got louder again. Some members of the choir are obviously trolls but some apparently believe it. In that case, they are even dumber … Continue reading

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Who blew up the Nord Stream pipelines?

Russia. Duh. OK, I can argue it as well. First of all, remember that Russia is an irrational regime: The basic concept is that for certain unstable regimes (or even stable ones with no effective means of resolving internal disputes … Continue reading

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“Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist”

George Orwell during the Second World War, in “Pacifism and the War“: Pacifism. Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side you automatically help that of the other. […] remarks … Continue reading

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Supporting Russia

I’ve had friends fanboying for Russia for more than 10 years, something that did become a problem back in 2014 when Russia invaded Ukraine for real. Same friends showed a similar support for Trump and I think there’s a reason … Continue reading

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Kherson

From Brian E. Frydenborg’s “Ukrainian Prudence Meets Russian Limitations: Explaining the Current Pace and Nature of Russia’s War on Ukraine” Contrary to such views [that there is no Ukrainian offensive or that it has stalled], the offensive is very much … Continue reading

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