Russian Operations – Ukraine
Russian General Sergei Surovikin (pictured with Putin, above and in the caption) is the new commander of the Russian war effort in Ukraine. He was appointed four days ago and is said to be responsible for the swarm of 100 or so missiles that the Russians fired into Kiev. Some are calling the missile strikes “revenge” or a “war crime” and they may be both. All Russian missiles are not created equal. Some can strike with relative precision and others are “lobbed” into the area with the hope that some will do intended damage.
People in the war crimes business have swarmed into the Ukrainian countryside documenting war crimes. The Russians choose to document Ukrainian atrocities without independent oversight and are thus called into question.
I can ask but one question. When have Russian troops NOT raped their way through conquered territory? A large number of German women who gave birth within 9 months of the end of World War 2 carried Russian babies. We’re not counting the German women who were killed when their uses were complete.
Yevegeny Progozhin, founder of the Wagner Group, a professional, often expeditionary Russian military group that characterizes itself as a Private Military Company and alternately a component of Russian Special Forces, is an old friend of General Surovikin, as one would expect. Some are pointing to this association as yet another sign that Russia has entered a genocidal phase of the war.
Consider this – as the US calls for Armageddon (through the mouth of FJB) and stringing up Vladimir Putin from the nearest tree, what does Putin have to lose by offering rape and plunder to troops he can’t pay and equip? I don’t excuse the Russians in the slightest, but frankly, they’re ‘just being Russians’. None of the Russians at the conclusion of World War 2 were tried for war crimes…
* “The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t. think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” – Thomas Sowell
* From Europa, with love – “With this flyby of Europa, Juno has now seen close-ups of two of the most interesting moons of Jupiter, and their ice shell crusts look very different from each other,” Scott Bolton, a physicist at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio and Juno principal investigator, said in the statement. “In 2023, Io, the most volcanic body in the solar system, will join the club.”
Scientists are still analyzing data collected during the recent Europa flyby, hoping to learn more about the intriguing world, which many believe might host microbial life in the depths of its subsurface ocean. Juno, however, is unlikely to find out whether anything lives under Europa’s frozen crust.
NASA’s Europa Clipper mission, scheduled to launch in 2024 with the sole purpose of studying Europa, may have a better chance of answering that big question. Fitted with a suite of nine high-tech instruments, Europa Clipper will learn everything there is to learn about the moon without needing to land on its surface. The Juno images will help guide the Europa Clipper mission planning.
Europa is the solar system’s sixth-largest moon, only about 10% smaller than Earth’s moon.
* If you doubt the power of your own voice, just look what they do to try and silence you.
* Full disclosure, I’ve never smoked marijuana and have never had the urge to do it, so if I come across as somewhat disengaged, then I am. We’re in the middle of a drug crisis with fentanyl deaths and open borders encouraging drug smuggling so Pedo Joe pardoned all federal marijuana charges, taking the first step towards decriminalization in a desperate bid to lure younger voters to the polls. Maybe it will turn the tide in the mid-terms – allowing the Brandon regime to retain its democrat legislature and maybe it won’t.
Netflix debuted the trailer for their upcoming Addams Family spin-off series Wednesday at New York Comic Con on Saturday, in addition to rounding out the cast with the announcement of Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester.
Armisen, 55, appears in the trailer as the beloved bald character, surprising his niece Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) in the woods as they set off on an adventure to get to the bottom of the strange occurrences at her new school, Nevermore Academy.
In the new trailer, Wednesday’s parents Gomez and Morticia Addams (Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones) drop her off at Nevermore, a school for supernaturally gifted outcasts, where a mystery involving “secret societies, hidden libraries, a homicidal monster” begins to unfold.