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Si vis pacem, para bellum

Back before I learned of this adage (“If you want peace, prepare for war”), I knew the term Peace Through Superior Firepower It only works if everyone knows you are willing to use that firepower, though. No, I don’t think … Continue reading

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The Russian Tank

(Youtube – source unknown, I got it via)                            

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War meme

                     

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War meme

Yes, I know the artist thinks “meme” isn’t good enough as he makes “political comics”, which it is. He touches on the Azov Fallacy elsewhere and it is one point of the Russian disinformation campaign that has reached the furthest. … Continue reading

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Russian and Western incompetence

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has demonstrated the deep and immense incompetence of the Russian army, an army that apparently has only been able to succeed by brutal aggression and staggeringly overwhelming power. Against a competent and a moderately powerful … Continue reading

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Zerg rush

It’s quite something to have a presidential advisor of any country use a metaphor from a 1996 computer game to describe, well, anything. But here’s a translation of Ukranian presidential advisor Arestovych describing a coming phase of the Russian incompetent … Continue reading

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast

That is a quote attributed to Peter Drucker and right now, we are seeing it happening in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And since no plan survives contact with the enemy (paraphrased from Helmuth von Moltke whom the Danish should … Continue reading

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Why did Russia invade Ukraine?

No, it wasn’t because of any “provocation” from the EU, NATO or USA. But it might actually be because of demographics. Specifically, because Russia is effectively a failed nation which already has lost a generation of children from the fall … Continue reading

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Good vs Evil

I am told that I should not consider the Ukrainian fight for their homeland a battle between good and evil, and that might be true. I am sure Ukraine is not just good, but tell me if Putin’s Russia isn’t … Continue reading

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