Yesterday Zhou announced that the American Empire is still considering sending ATACMS systems to Ukraine. That would be the MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), which is a tactical ballistic missile with a range of up to 190 miles and is capable of precision strikes based on its GPS based guidance system. I have no idea of how the ATACMS would fare against Russia’s world class air defense system, but conceptually this would be a major escalation of the US war on Russia. Even one such missile making it through Russian air defense could cause significant loss of life or infrastructure damage. That is the US “poking the bear” as an active participant of war on Russia, while there is no responsible public discussion of our war in the US. My take on this announcement by Zhou is that it’s probably in line with the other recent escalations: This is part of an effort to bluff Russia into agreeing to a “frozen conflict”—which amounts to a NATO Ukraine. Perhaps the idea is that the pinprick attacks inside Russia that we’ve been seeing will put sufficient public opinion pressure on Putin to agree to lose a war that Russia is winning. Not gonna happen.
In the Trump years, the Arab states relied on the US and Israel to bring down Iran. But when Biden effectively pulled out of the anti-Iran coalition -- it is Democratic policy to appease Iran -- it became clear to the Arab states that they would also have to make nice to the strong horse Iran (and China, too). China did a big deal with Iran in 2021, and one with the Saudis in 2022. So I was not at all surprised that in 2023, China brokered its "surprise" peace agreement between the former adversaries. Apart from blowing up a pro-US Middle East, Biden has done nothing to prevent South America from falling even more into the Chinese & Iranian camp. Biden boosted Lula's fixed election in Brazil -- Zhou's pique toward leaders like Bolsonaro, Netanyahu & MbS often dictate US policy. In addition, Venezuela agreed in a 2022 treaty to provide 4000 square miles of Venezuelan territory to Iran. Iran will train an army of terrorists (effectively turning Venezuela into another Lebanon), many of whom will be sent to the US southern border.
Significant that the US should try to salvage relations by sending someone who falls outside the Neocon circle of war mongering.
As far as I am concerned, Blutto and Sleeze Ball Wray are tied for first place as to who is wasting the most space. Fatman and Bobbin, neither one of them would know the truth if it jumped up and bittem on the ass in broad daylight in front of fifty witnesses.
Classic line: "No one needs to be a total Trump fan to realize that Trump is a more based individual than anyone in the current regime." And, why is this so hard for so many to understand.
Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers must re-learn after training in Europe.
The Europeans have the experience of the fight against the Taliban, but not against regular armies, like that of the Russian Federation, notes the British newspaper The Guardian.
Ukrainian officers say the skills learned are not enough to prepare the army "for the battle ahead."
Clearly, colonial wars are no longer what they used to be. The aborigines of Donbass are as well equipped as the imperialists. It's no game!
The Uniparty regime is unconnected with reality. Their flunkies think they can just impose their will on the world and that their grand schemes will just work, no matter the long record of failure. They lack the humility to see their own errors and flaws. Hubris always comes before the fall.
Well, at least we don’t have this happening here. Yet.