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We continue in awe of the parochial, corporate-controlled, lamestream media in the over-run remnants of America. While normalcy bias was running full blast – aiding and abetting the stock run-up Monday on hope & hype – the realities are far more serious.
For example, we are seeing reports that hint in the direction of DEFCON 2, at least in Europe. Which sounds alarmist, no doubt, since DEFCON 2 is “nuclear war imminent” alert status.
Yet, as we make the source rounds today, it’s hard to escape the thought that such worries may be justified. Especially when headlines like ‘Nuclear warheads’ spotted being transported along UK motorways – Wales Online jump out of scans.
Old-school reporters (50+ years before the keyboard) develop a sense of critical situations by essentially looking at “everyone’s story” about what’s going on, then looking at the lead-in events to present reports and project forward based on predictable events. Weigh it all out, as best you can.
Here’s how we lay it out:
- This weekend, Russia was claiming that Ukraine was planning to use a “dirty bomb” on the Russian stronghold area.
- This was promptly followed by Ukraine saying “We can’t do that” because we don’t have any nuclear weapons. Parroted by the US Media in shrill “Russians are crazy” tones.
- The old reporter take is that anyone with a power reactor and a fuel rod cooling pond has all the needed parts. It’s only a matter of fabrication. Not everyone is dumb in America – but we’ll get to those test scores in a minute.
- Meanwhile M.Zakharova: We are ready to explain what Ukraine is planning with the “dirty” bomb.
- So, this morning, we see Russia has taken its case to the U.N. (Russia takes Ukraine ‘dirty bomb’ warning to U.N. as Kherson braces | Reuters))
- Meanwhile, the Russians have dropped a pretty interesting report about how the neocons-turned-libcons have been orchestrating things: Ukrainian fascism – a CIA project since 1946 (pravda.ru).
- The US just has to hate it when our own documents are turned on us, like this. Natural thing for us to do is drop;; into bully-back mode: US warns Russia of nuclear consequences. Which we’ve been doing since 1953, or so.
- Which gets us to the fighting in-country overnight. Where the Russians report a solid ass-kicking as Russia’s latest commander steps up: S.Surovikin took Zelensky’s “skalp”: Huge Ukrainian defeat in Kherson – Russian VDVs & Marines crushed waves of Ukrainian counterattacks.
- And there’s a chance that Ukraine didn’t prevail in this encounter since state media there is rolling Enemy fortifying defensive positions on left bank of Kherson region. Not exactly “winner talk.”
With both Russia and the Ukraine/West conducting simultaneous war games in the region – which wildly amplifies the potential for mis-reads, mistakes, and over-reactions – we think that while sure, the Fed is meaningful, there’s still the “Must Be Present to Win” requirement to be considered.
Among the conspiracy-minded, a nuke in Ukraine might be seized upon in America as an “election modifying event” by the “war party” (democrats). Which is outlandish until the sitting president starts to space mid-interview and the neocons turned neolibs are ratcheting up their already shrill tirade.
Until, that is, you flip over to FiveThirtyEight and read how not only as the republican’s gaining the House but The Polls Are Getting Better For Republicans overall. Yes, seems war-starting, hyperinflation, open borders, and defunding the cops is not what middle of America voters want.
Even a few in Australia are seeing it as the story bubbles up from down under: Left leaning Democrats urge Biden to rethink Ukraine strategy (brisbanetimes.com.au). Will he nap through such urgings? Uh huh.
Almost reasonably, the Russian propaganda machine explains what the neocon-turned neolib machine has been up since kicking off this war almost 10-months ago: NR: the US plan to break up Russia did not work, Ukraine “crumbled” instead.
Students of neocons turned neolibs will recall how Afghanistan and much of the Middle East worked out – other brilliant neocon plays. Aided by the embedded liberal shock troops in the State Department who run wars for economic advantage and to keep Ukraine in the tainted transactions game going for the rich.
And those “porn rings” of course. Assuming you haven’t gone ostrich on us by ignoring starting points like Human trafficking in Ukraine – Wikipedia.
Laughably since we have said since Day One of this: Biden’s posse is more interested in Ukraine Borders than our own at home.
Question remains “How stupid are American voters?” Answer in 2 weeks.
While we hit the Maalox and continue to worry about what comes next on the escalation path, we’re concerned about the weather, as much as anything.
Kherson is in southern Ukraine. See update daily Interactive Map: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (arcgis.com).
The problem – if the Russians pull back from Kherson, is the long-range weather forecasts. Russia would seem unlikely to want radiation blown onto its territory held. Ditto Ukraine, so the highest risk would be from a North/Northwest to North/Northeast wind that would blow some of the rads out to sea.
Through Friday, Kherson, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine 10-Day Weather Forecast shows northwest winds. And even more favorable north winds most of next week.
On the other hand, if a dirty bomb is in the Ukraine playbook, a Kherson drop and westerly winds blowing rads onto Russian territory lines up for this Saturday.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but when working on nuclear targeting strategy, there’s the initial impact of course. But the fallout downwind is also a huge PR angle to be worked.
Russia is not likely to blow up anything that would drop on itself, neither is Ukraine, but we have to make allowances on both sides for “fog of war” – which means just plain crazy.
Pandemic or Perversion?
Keep an eye on how the ultra-liberal insurgency in America will spin collapsing school test scores. Instead of blaming falling scores on sexual orientation marketing in classrooms, selling of divisive gender and racial curricula, we are likely to see “Let’s blame the Pandemic!” As in US student test results show toll of pandemic lockdowns on learning.
Our suspicion is there’s a little more too it – permissive and inept parenting comes into it, too, along with more immersive socialist media.
Come to your own conclusions.
Never Stop Selling Dept:
Today’s Climate Pick: Climate Change Is Apparently Doing Something Weird to Satellites (futurism.com) Duck and cover coming?
Run out and put all your money in a scheme that competes with Government currency pick: Bitcoin Price Just Saw Technical Correction And Fresh Increase Seems Likely (newsbtc.com)
“Sanctions will work” (for some): U.S. nitrogen exports jump as Europe scrambles for fertilizer | Reuters
Reparations is the Next Monetization. How should reparations work? LA commission wants to hear from you – Daily News. While in North Carolina Reparations commission wants a budget.
“Gender affirming” is the liberal term for taxpayer-funded sexual mutilation of children, if you’ve been stupefied by all this woke bullshit: Biden slams GOP-led efforts to block ‘gender-affirming healthcare’ for transgender youth. You go, Brandon…please.
Everyone Wants to be “Boss.” Twitter Employees Push Back on Elon Musk’s Layoff Plans. Where we see people with only a paycheck telling the guy with the checkbook how to run his game. Rich, huh?
Social shock: WhatsApp Down in Widespread Outage – CNET Which we’ve all seen coming since my 2012 book Broken Web – the coming collapse of the internet. World is in a footrace now, whether the woke, the state actors, the political parties, or the money seekers will collapse it. Fun to watch. Like falling a tree – just developing some momentum now. Much slower than my original outlooks.
OK, a couple of beef and bean burritos and a half glass of milk and I’ll be back to update the housing figures.
Remember: Fed rate hike is one week from tomorrow.
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