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[l] at 6/22/24 8:01am
News & views related to the war in Palestine ... Of interest: Analysis | Endless War, Not 'Total Victory': IDF Wants to Leave Gaza, but Netanyahu Has Other Ideas (archived) - Haaretz --- Hamas Is Winning - Foreign Affairs Israel’s...
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[l] at 6/21/24 7:45am
News & views (related to the war in Ukraine) ...
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[l] at 6/20/24 2:03am
On October 8, a day after Hamas attacked Israel, the Lebanese Hizbullah joined the fray. It sent missiles towards military installations in north Israel. 80,000 Israeli settler living in the north fled from their homes. They are still sitting in...
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[l] at 6/19/24 7:59am
An emphasis of U.S. exceptionalism has been a major theme throughout Joe Biden's presidency. Remarks by President Biden on a Future Made in America - May 18 2021 This is the United States of America, for God’s sake. --- 60...
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[l] at 6/18/24 6:10am
Stephen Byren asks in Asia Times: Why is NATO expanding its nuclear force? That is a rather weird question. NATO is a consulting mechanism. It does not have tanks, guns or nuclear forces. All such tangible things are owned and...
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[l] at 6/17/24 7:06am
The reviews of Zelenski's latest show ain't positive: Russia’s ghost loomed over Ukraine peace summit - Politico.eu In Ukraine, soldiers and civilians shrug off Zelensky's summit - AFP Ukraine’s Global Diplomatic Flurry Fails to Outflank Russia (archived) - WSJ Significant...
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[l] at 6/16/24 3:46am
From a recent email exchange with an MD: Me: "How long will it take for me to get back into the saddle?" MD: "Recovery time is often calculated as one month per decade of life." Me: "Sigh!" A few days...
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[l] at 6/14/24 10:39pm
Last year the Canadian intelligence analyst Patrick Armstrong published this sound advice: “LISTEN TO WHAT HE’S SAYING” I’m fond of quoting the Duke of Wellington on intelligence: All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is...
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[l] at 6/11/24 10:08pm
Please check here for previous notes of absence and updates. In the end it has turned out to be a one-and-done procedure and I am happy to say that it is now done with: The good news: I am likely...
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[l] at 5/23/24 1:26am
Update (May 25, 9:36 UTC) After discussions involving a dozen MDs, two professors (and me) it was decided to change the relevant department and plans. This now looks likely to be a small to medium size - but more bloody...
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[l] at 5/23/24 1:26am
For medical reasons your host will be offline from Thursday to Sunday. I have closed the comments to prevent vandalism while I am away. I hope to be back at full capacity on Monday, May 27th. Should the procedure be...
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[l] at 5/22/24 3:26am
Reports of damage caused by Russian drones in Ukraine are regularly followed by reports which claim that all drones were shot down. Via Strana (machine translations): Russians hit Konotop and Shostka power facilities in Sumy region 08:22, today Last night,...
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[l] at 5/21/24 5:07am
Yesterday The Economist published about an alleged Russian plan to partially encircle Kharkiv: Ukraine’s desperate struggle to defend Kharkiv (archived) I find that this is unlikely to ever have been a Russian plan: Retrieved military plans, details of which were...
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[l] at 5/20/24 10:11am
Only for news & views directly related to the war in Ukraine. The Economist wants us to know that Volodymyr Zelensky’s presidential term expires on May 20th. I am sure that Russia will act accordingly. The current open thread for...
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[l] at 5/20/24 7:06am
Today the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim A.A. Khan KC, has filed applications for warrants of arrest before a pre-trial chamber of the court. These concern both sides of the conflict in Palestine: On the basis of evidence...
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[l] at 5/20/24 5:05am
You all will have heard by now that the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi as well as its Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian have died in what looks like a helicopter accident: Raisi was traveling in a US-made Bell 212. Low...
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[l] at 5/19/24 5:54am
Only for news & views directly related to the war in Palestine. The current open thread for other issues is here. Please stick to the topic. Contribute facts. Do not attack other commentators.
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[l] at 5/19/24 5:53am
Only for news & views directly related to the war in Ukraine. The current open thread for other issues is here. Please stick to the topic. Contribute facts. Do not attack other commentators.
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[l] at 5/19/24 5:51am
Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: Ukraine: May 14 - Ukraine SitRep: An Army And Country At Their End May 18 - Ukraine SitRep: Kharkiv Incursion Forensics - Attacks On Russia And Russian Revenge Related: - In Ukraine, Russia...
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[l] at 5/18/24 9:03am
On May 11 I had analyzed the Russian move towards Kharkiv and concluded that it was designed to create a 'sanitary zone' along the boarder, not to take Kharkiv: Thus the Kharkiv offensive seems designed to create a buffer zone,...
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[l] at 5/17/24 1:35am
There will be more to say about the nearly 8,000 words long Joint Statement of the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation on deepening the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in the new era on the occasion of the...

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