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Ukraine Update: The Invasion Begins

“NOBODY knows how bad this will get. We’re going to see a lot of cyber-style events. Putin is not interested in anything NATO does. We went from ‘Just a Drill’ to ‘We’re invading and we’re going to de-militarise Ukraine in five or six days. The US will just watch this on TV.”

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  • jwm February 24, 2022, 8:14 AM

    Putin better watch out. Remember what happened to Corn Pop.
    Truth to tell, I’m getting weary of this “interesting times” shit.


    • FLSTF February 24, 2022, 10:53 AM

      If you think what Joe did to Corn Pop was bad, wait ’til you hear what Joe did to Corn’s brother, Jiffy.

      • Dirk February 24, 2022, 1:17 PM

        Corn Pop, dammit I spit my coffee up again. Apparently I don’t know who corn pop is.

  • Mike Austin February 24, 2022, 8:45 AM

    Ukraine has been “a dancing floor of war” since Jason chased down the Golden Fleece 3500 years ago. Hercules wandered around the region performing some of his 12 Labors. The Scythians were there, renowned for their female warriors—from whence comes the tales of Amazon warriors. Greeks had colonies all around the Black Sea beginning in the 600s BC, thus giving rise to Aristotle’s statement that “the Greeks sit around the sea like frogs on a pond.” Persia was there in the 500s BC. The great “march up country” by Xenophon (400 BC) ended at the Black Sea. Mithridates VI (120 – 63 BC) of Pontus ruled some of the land around the Black Sea. He is famous for ordering the slaying of 80,000 Roman citizens in one day.

    Since ancient times Byzantines, Mongols, Turks, Cossacks and Russians have spilled oceans of blood all around the Ukraine. Stalin himself carried out his Holodomor there. Obama took a short break from his bathhouse visits to meddle there as well. Pelosi, Biden and Romney all have economic interests there, as do many other US politicians.

    These oligarchs will defend the freedom of Ukraine to the last Ukrainian.

  • James ONeil February 24, 2022, 9:16 AM

    To the last Ukrainian. I’m puzzling over would/will the Ukraine and Ukrainians be better off as a client state under the EU & NATO or Russia?

    I also wonder if the U.S. best interests might be served by forging ties with Russia rather than the EU.

    • Mike Austin February 24, 2022, 10:06 AM

      America and Russia are natural allies. China and Russia are natural enemies, and have been for 300 years. The EU and NATO are part of Globohomo. Ukraine is a massively corrupt and grimy tyranny whose ruling mentality is more akin to Ghana than Europe. Ukraine is better served under Russia than the depredations of American oligarchs. These dung beetles could best serve America and the Ukrainian people by sitting in an electric chair.

      • ghostsniper February 24, 2022, 10:23 AM

        Yoo-ka-dane is veek! A road apple.

      • Jack February 24, 2022, 10:57 AM

        Mike, other than the assistance we gave that Satanic monster Stalin during WWII, where did you dig up the idea that America and Russia are natural allies? Khruschev and his successors openly threatened the US in Cuba and nearly led us into a war. Khruschev’s successors were all Communist shit birds and in my memory only Gorby seemed to have any sense of decency about himself. As for American presidents, all of them have been very weak but fortunately have managed to stay out of war with Russia. But as for Russia and America being ‘natural allies’, I don’t think so.

        • Mike Austin February 24, 2022, 11:09 AM

          Russia and America have been natural allies since the 1840s, and each recognized the other as such. 1917 – 1991 was an unnatural hiatus that has now ended. It is in America’s interest to ally with Russia; and it is in Russia’s interest to ally with America. I do not speak of friendship, but of interests. Washington would understand.

          Look and listen to those in the US government and media who are screaming for war with Russia. Most of them hate your guts. Most of them are in the pay of a true enemy of America, China. They want you to see Russia as an enemy. Why would you listen to them?

          • Jack February 24, 2022, 11:48 AM

            Well, in an historic sense, prior to 1917, maybe the two nations got along and entered into some insignificant trading but I wouldn’t think for a second that we were actual allies. We had nothing to be allied against. America was in its infancy, Manifest Destiny was the America focus such as it was and it would be a number of long decades with little association before the citizens of the US even remotely understood what was going on in Eastern Europe.

            The Bolsheviks gave the West its first idea of what Russia might be like and the US only got along with Stalin because Russia and the US and its allies needed to get along but most Americans by that time we very well aware of what Russia was all about and that god-awfulness was highlighted after WWII when reports came out of Europe about the atrocities of the Stalin years all across Central and Eastern Europe. Then the Cold War began and we were routinely fighting Russian assisted troops in nearly every skirmish we entered thereafter. Russia and China supplied equipment to the VC and others and Americans were killed with weapons from both of those Marxist regimes.

            But I am very well aware of the efforts in the US to engage with Russia but even with Ukraine there is no need. Europe and the US should stay out of this thing and pay attention to things that they might be capable of doing, although I doubt with all of my heart that anything they might do would amount to $0.10 worth of cat shit for the citizen.

            • Mike Austin February 24, 2022, 12:19 PM

              You are conflating “alliance” with the more restrictive phrase, “military alliance”. I mentioned “natural allies” and “interests”.

              You brought up again the period 1917 – 1991, though I had already stated that those years were anomalous concerning US – Russia relations.

              The US established relations with Russia right after her independence from Britain. Indeed, Catherine the Great sided with America against England. Russia was one of the first nations to recognize America as an independent nation. The US and Russia signed a treaty in 1824 solidifying Russian and American interests in the Oregon Territory. Russia refused England’s and France’s requests to intervene in the US Civil War, effectively siding with the Union.

              I could go on and on—Alaska, the Boxer Rebellion, immigration. But why?

              And by the way, our oldest enemy is France.

          • Orren Cross February 25, 2022, 1:31 PM

            Mike, I remember in the late 70s when feckless President Jimmy, a deeply Christian man, was taken aback, if not astounded, that the Soviet envoy, Andrei Gromyko, lied to him right there in the Oval Office that the Soviet Union had no intention of invading Afghanistan. At the time, I was reading De Tocqueville’s ‘Democracy In America’ with his mention about the eventual impending antagonistic conflict between Russia and the US. Looks like Vlad has decided to become the junior partner to Xi. I do, though, like your idea of nothing better than having a Cossack to cover your back.

  • Mike Austin February 24, 2022, 10:59 AM

    Have no fear, oh heroic people of Ukraine! NATO has your back!


  • james wilson February 24, 2022, 11:56 AM

    The Indivisible United States of America is quite like the old man who is still chasing but has forgotten why. He can’t get it up but won’t put it down.

    • Mike Austin February 24, 2022, 11:58 AM

      Jill Biden agrees with you.

  • Dirk February 24, 2022, 1:31 PM

    Ukraine isn’t the peach it seems most think it is. Some say Ukraine comedian president should have let the people vote on it, Perhaps their correct, I don’t know. What I do clearly understand is Putin wants the once great nation of Russia again.

    All I see is Russia doing what Russia does, I think I see current leaders elsewhere with their eye on the Ottoman Empire rebuild.

    End of the day I actually see history repeating itself.

    And I have advise for those who are concerned. It’s been time to prepare for a long long time. An artillery shell fired 22 miles away, lands where it’s pointed. I scoured available news, and have been astonished at exactly what the individual Ukrainians people didn’t do.

    Just another day on the western front apparently.

    Ukraine has only one real fighting option, direct their AirPower, their artillery into Russia, supply lines defense can soak up a lot of front line fighters. Their killing your people. Why the fuck are you not killing theirs. Especially their leaderships families.

  • james wilson February 24, 2022, 5:37 PM

    I am not convinced that the Ukraine is or ever was a county. There is no “the” in France, Germany, or Japan.
    There is however a the United States, which is increasingly not a country.