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    VLADIMIR Putin's war in Ukraine has exposed Russia as a creaking and crumbling mafia state in worse shape than its darkest days at the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to security experts. It has been claimed Russia will be cast into international oblivion for decades to come following its shambolic invasion of Ukraine. 8Vladimir Putin turned Russia into a pariah state when he invaded UkraineCredit: AP 8Protests against conscription ordered by Putin as seen as a major dent to his powerCredit: AFP 8Experts claim Russia's invasion of Ukraine was 'a strategic blunder' of an unparallel magnitudeCredit: Reuters King College London's Professor David Gioe and former MoD official Dr William Styles said Putin's ill-conceived war was " a strategic blunder of such magnitude" it's placed Russia in the worst position it's been in for a generation. "Relative territorial gains and losses in the Donbas - measured mostly in a see-saw of single digit kilometres - are of almost no consequence; at the strategic and grand-strategic levels, Russia has irredeemably failed," read the new study released to The Sun Online....
    The eruption of war between China and Taiwan would be a global catastrophe on a scale far greater than the Ukraine crisis. Yet again Chinese military jets invaded Taiwanese airspace this week, this time following American politician Nancy Pelosi’s provocative visit to the sovereign island off the Communist mainland. Beijing staged live-fire exercises close to Taiwan, effectively blocking those regions to traffic. Meanwhile, the secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, warned that the world was ‘just one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation’. Charles Parton OBE is a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, who spent 22 years as a senior diplomat in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan No one is more aware of the dangers of that miscalculation than the Chinese leadership. President Xi Jinping knows that if he takes a gamble and loses, the repercussions could destroy China’s economy or might even bring down the Communist Party that has ruled since 1949. We should not doubt the level of Chinese anger at the actions of Mrs Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives...
    A FORMER CIA agent has warned the risk of an imminent nuclear war with Vladimir Putin is greater than ever. Robert Baer fears the situation is "likely to get a lot worse" and says Russia's "unhinged" leader must be stopped now. 3The ex-agent believes the risk of a nuclear war is greater than everCredit: EPA 3Baer says things are "likely to get worse"Credit: Cult of the Suicide Bomber 3/IMDB 3his would be due to Russia's "unhinged" PresidentCredit: Getty He says Putin's determination to pursue a war of "Russian fascism" is a result of Washington's underestimation of Moscow. The ex-agent told Express.co.uk: "What we have today is worse than anything during the Cold War. "There’s no question the West had to support Ukraine but at the same time, we’re inching toward a direct conflict between NATO and Russia. "Everyone knew about Putin’s supposedly finding God and his embrace of what can be described as Russian fascism, but on other hand no one forecast his delusions would be translated into an open-ended land war and genocide. READ MORE ON PUTINPUTIN UP A FIGHT Putin issues...
    Russian forces killed twice as many people as originally thought in its March 16 bombing of a theater that served as a shelter in Ukraine’s besieged port city of Mariupol. That’s according to an extensive investigation by the Associated Press out Wednesday, which puts the real death toll of the Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theater bombing at about 600. Ukrainian authorities had initially said an estimated 300 people were killed. The investigation also debunks Moscow’s earlier claims that the theater had been serving as a Ukrainian military base at the time of the airstrike, with survivors confirming they never saw any Ukrainian soldiers on the premises. Russian forces lobbed bombs on the building despite the word “children” being painted in huge, white letters on the pavement outside, large enough to be visible even by satellite. Using testimony from 23 survivors, rescuers, and others familiar with the theater, as well as photos, video, and floor plans, the AP investigation paints a devastating picture of how many lives were lost in the bombing. More than 1,000 civilians were inside the premises...
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the Kremlin's handling of Russia's war dead on Sunday, saying the Russian government's treatment of its soldiers killed in action is worse than how one handles a dead car or dog. Zelensky made the comments to four Russian journalists in an hour and a half long interview over Zoom. He said that dead Russian soldiers are either being abandoned in Ukrainian territory or slowly and hesitantly being taken back to Russia by its military forces in "garbage bags." "They [the Russian side] first refused, then offered us some bags ... It all looks like ... You know, even when a dog or a cat dies, people don't do so. These are garbage bags," Zelensky said on Sunday. Zelensky said the Russian people and families of the fallen soldiers should be outraged at Russian officials' disregard for the war dead. The Ukrainian president also expressed that he could not understand why military families in Russia were accepting this level of treatment for their loved ones killed in action. UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE AFTER VIDEO SHOWS ALLEGED...
    "Derp." — Sean Hannity Generalissimo Sean Hannity, the high commander for war strategy at Fox News, has an idea that will end the war! Erm, sorry—I meant “world.” Those two words sound so similar.  Anyone with any sense of history knows that the last thing President Joe Biden can do is send the U.S. military into Ukraine while Russia conducts its war of aggression. Nor can NATO—which includes three nuclear powers—get involved. Because if you start a war between nuclear powers, you never know where it will end—and not knowing whether a war will go nuclear is an uncomfortable place to be on a Friday night when you’re just trying to take a bath and relax to the soothing strains of whale songs and Russian presidents accidentally falling out of windows. But Hannity is sure he knows better because he knows everything … about the alternate universe in his head, that is. Here’s Hannity on the March 2 edition of his radio show announcing a new Western war strategy, seemingly predicated on the mischievous “Not Me” ghost from The Family Circus. Via Media Matters for...
    A Cold War historian and author predicted in a sobering New York Times editorial on Tuesday that “Russia’s invasion [of Ukraine], regardless of its outcome, portends a new era of immense hostility with Moscow — and that this new cold war will be far worse than the first.” Dr. Mary Elise Salotte, a professor of historical studies at Johns Hopkins University and the author of Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate, contended that the days of bellicose saber-rattling and proxy wars are over. This is because of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s increasingly aggressive incursion into Ukraine, which Salotte believes has the potential to “provoke” the North Atlantic Treaty Organization into a direct confrontation with his country’s world’s-largest arsenal of nuclear weapons. “Russia’s vastly larger military — along with its stifled domestic political opposition, free press and free speech — means that there will be few checks on Mr. Putin’s carnage beyond what the outgunned Ukrainians can bring to bear,” Salotte wrote. “And if his conduct in Chechnya — a territory Russia mauled militarily in...
    At MSNBC and CNN, coverage of the one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021 insurrection had a consistently dark tone. That day was portrayed as one of the most disturbing in U.S. history and a full-fledged assault on liberal democracy. But on Steve Bannon’s far-right “War Room” podcast, the mood was totally different; the former White House chief strategist, Never Trump conservative Tim Miller stresses in The Bulwark, was celebrating violent insurrection, not speaking out against it. “In the week leading up to the first anniversary of January 6, I dove into ‘the War Room’ to see how the OG ‘Stop the Stealers’ were processing the fallout from their botched putsch,” Miller explains in an article published by The Bulwark on January 11. “What I found was that their effort to overthrow the government has been undeterred by the initial setback of Joe Biden being inaugurated. While Republican elites try to minimize the events of January 6, ‘the War Room’ and their minions have continued to take the coup both literally and seriously.” Miller continues, “In their view, the Biden...
    The headline your local paper isn't giving you. Take it. Tweet it. Use it on your Facebook page. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden delivered an address that officially brought America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan to a close. There’s no doubt that conflict will continue in that country as the Taliban, ISIS-K, and other forces scramble to gain control in a civil war that has gone on over twice as long as the U.S. involvement in that country. It also seems likely that there will be more drone strikes or other military actions as the U.S. seeks retribution for the airport bombing that took the lives of 13 young service women and men who were days away from leaving. But the era of American “boots on the ground”—the era of America occupying Afghanistan and trying to remold that country into something it has never been—is over. Perhaps more importantly, in a forceful speech that won’t get one tenth the attention it deserves, President Biden made it clear that occupation and “nation building” do not serve America’s interest, and that in a completive world...
    Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw said Monday the United States is "in a worse position than we were on September 10, 2001," as the remaining U.S. forces pulled out of Afghanistan, leaving future U.S. presence in the region uncertain. When asked about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the al Qaeda terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, the Republican congressman said , "It’s always worth reminding people we weren’t at war then, but somebody was at war with us, and guess what? They are still at war with us." HAQQANI LEADER SAYS 'WE ARE THE TALIBAN,' CONTRARY TO STATE DEPARTMENT CLAIMS Crenshaw vehemently criticized President Joe Biden's decision to move all troops out of Afghanistan by Aug. 31, alleging on Aug. 24 he was taking orders from the Taliban and that U.S. citizens would be left behind. Gen. Frank McKenzie Jr. , U.S. CENTCOM commander, told reporters the number of U.S. citizens still in Afghanistan who want to evacuate is in the "very low hundreds" on Monday, shortly after announcing all troops departed. Secretary of State Antony Blinken later said the figure...
    Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw said Monday the U.S. is in a worse position now than it was on Sept. 10, 2001, warning of the reformation of Al-Qaida and wondering who will protect America from possible attacks moving forward. In an interview with Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade on Fox News radio, Crenshaw was asked about the upcoming 20th anniversary of September 11, saying this one should not be different than the years prior, but said America is in a worse position now than before September 10, 2001. “We’re in a worse position now than we were on September 1o, 2001. It’s always worth reminding people, we weren’t at war then, but somebody was at war with us, and guess what, they are still at war with us. Joe Biden did not end any war. That was always the myth. That was always the false promise from politicians, ‘we’re gonna end the wars’. Well, the enemy has a say in that and they’ve made that pretty clear as of late,” Crenshaw said. LISTEN: “It’s frustrating for a lot of us who...
    JOE Biden has been slammed for his so-called "totalitarian talk" after he compared the Capitol riot to the Civil War. The president had said: "Not even during the Civil War did insurrectionists breach the Capitol of the United States of America: the citadel of our democracy. Not even then. But on January 6, 2021, they did." 3Joe Biden compared the Capitol riot to the Civil WarCredit: Reuters 3Candace Owens who said his comments were part of efforts to 'criminalize half the nation'Credit: Getty Images - Getty His words sparked fury from Candace Owens who said his comments were part of efforts to "criminalize half the nation." The conservative commentator told Fox News: "This is really just more totalitarian talk from Joe Biden trying to criminalize half the nation for supporting Donald Trump who should be in office instead of him. "And that is what we must stand up to. "Do not be afraid if you are a conservative to come together to host rallies, to host events, do not be afraid because you’re fearful that the FBI is going...
    Conservative commentator Candace Owens said Sunday that it’s “more totalitarian talk” from President Joe Biden designed to scare Trump supporters when he suggests that the Jan 6. Capitol riot was worse than the Civil War. WATCH: Biden said Thursday at a ceremony for law enforcement that responded to the Jan 6. riot, “Not even during the Civil War did insurrectionists breach the Capitol of the United States of America: the citadel of our democracy. Not even then. But on January 6, 2021, they did.” “This is really just more totalitarian talk from Joe Biden trying to criminalize half the nation for supporting Donald Trump who should be in office instead of him,” Owens told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “And that is what we must stand up to,” Owens continued. “Do not be afraid if you are a conservative to come together to host rallies, to host events, do not be afraid because you’re fearful that the FBI is going to try to criminalize you coming together.”(RELATED: ‘Equal Application Of The Law Is Dead’: Tucker Carlson Criticizes Disparity On...
    August 2, 2021 0 The president of the Miami Dade County Medical Association, José David Suárez assured that the numbers in the state of Florida are really alarming at the present time. “The numbers of patients that are entering hospitals are incredible (…) today the contagion rate is alarming, 23 thousand people in Florida tested positive this Monday (…) this is the pandemic of the unvaccinated (…) there are currently like nine thousand hospitalized patients (…) 95% of the patients who are in hospitals are not vaccinated, the call is for everyone to be vaccinated, the patients are young and the virus in a different way ”he assured. In the opinion of the specialist, the virus is working in a completely different way and is affecting the gastric area more. “This is incredible what we are seeing (…) it is like being in a war, it does not end, every day is different, those who are not vaccinated are strongly affected” He also stressed that the vaccines for Covid have not been on the market for two days....
    President Joe Biden claimed on Tuesday that January 6 rioters are worse than slave-owning Confederates in the Civil War because they breached the U.S. Capitol. During a Tuesday speech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Biden mocked Republicans for their attempts to pass voter integrity legislation. He said: The assault on free and fair elections is just such a threat — literally. I’ve said it before. We’re facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. It’s not hyperbole — since the Civil War. Confederates, back then, never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did on January 6. I’m not saying this to alarm you. I’m saying this because you should be alarmed.  While it is true Confederate soldiers never breached the U.S. Capitol, the Civil War was the nation’s bloodiest war, with an estimated 750,000 deaths.  The only person who died as a direct result of violence in the January 6 riot was Ashli Babbitt, a United States Air Force veteran. She was unarmed when she was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a broken door into the Speaker’s...
    By CARA ANNA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The scale of violence in South Sudan is “a lot worse” than during the country’s five-year civil war, a United Nations commission announced Friday, accusing senior officials of supporting armed groups that at times have included tens of thousands of fighters. The new report by the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan was a sharp warning that civilians are as much at risk as ever for atrocities including gang rapes, forced displacement and abductions. The civil war that ended in 2018 killed an estimated nearly 400,000 people, and millions of people are still struggling to recover. “The violence is continuing because people know they can get away with it,” commission chair Yasmin Sooka told reporters in Geneva. There is “no doubt that the coordination is really coming from the top.” A spokesman for South Sudan President Salva Kiir said he needed to read the report before commenting. A military spokesman could not immediately be reached. The violence in South Sudan now is localized and differs from the civil war in...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The scale of violence in South Sudan is “a lot worse” than during the country’s five-year civil war, a United Nations commission announced Friday, accusing senior officials of supporting armed groups that at times have included tens of thousands of fighters. The new report by the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan was a sharp warning that civilians are as much at risk as ever for atrocities including gang rapes, forced displacement and abductions. The civil war that ended in 2018 killed an estimated nearly 400,000 people, and millions of people are still struggling to recover. “The violence is continuing because people know they can get away with it,” commission chair Yasmin Sooka told reporters in Geneva. There is “no doubt that the coordination is really coming from the top.” A spokesman for South Sudan President Salva Kiir said he needed to read the report before commenting. A military spokesman could not immediately be reached. The violence in South Sudan now is localized and differs from the civil war in that some combatants are not...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The scale of violence in South Sudan is “a lot worse” than during the country’s five-year civil war, a United Nations commission announced Friday, accusing senior officials of supporting armed groups that at times have included tens of thousands of fighters. The new report by the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan was a sharp warning that civilians are as much at risk as ever for atrocities including gang rapes, forced displacement and abductions. The civil war that ended in 2018 killed an estimated nearly 400,000 people, and millions of people are still struggling to recover. “The violence is continuing because people know they can get away with it,” commission chair Yasmin Sooka told reporters in Geneva. There is “no doubt that the coordination is really coming from the top.” A spokesman for South Sudan President Salva Kiir said he needed to read the report before commenting. A military spokesman could not immediately be reached. The violence in South Sudan now is localized and differs from the civil war in that some combatants are not...
     IRAN is boosting its air defences around nuclear sites in fear of a possible strike ordered by President Trump.   It comes as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today warned that an attack could trigger a conflict in the region “far worse” than the Iraq War.  3A satellite photo shows Iran's Fordo nuclear facility, where it is allegedly ramping up air defensesCredit: AP:Associated Press 3Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today warned that an attack could trigger a conflict in the region “far worse” than the Iraq WarCredit: Getty - Contributor Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas reports that Iran is upping its defences around uranium enrichment sites in Fordo and Natanz, regarded as two of the countries’ key nuclear facilities. Sources told Al-Qabas that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard had deployed a ‘Power 737’ missile system as well as Russian ‘SAM’ air defence missiles in the vicinity of both sites.  Tensions have simmered between the US and Iran during the final weeks of Trump’s presidency, amid fears that another rash move could land incumbent Joe Biden with a diplomatic headache in...
    As every parent knows, children can sleep through anything when they’re tired enough. So it was with our two kids Monday night. They snored away, oblivious to the buzz of helicopters overhead, the constant wail of sirens — and the distinct crack of gunshots that rang out at around 10:40 somewhere in Midtown East, where we live. Their parents, on the other hand, were bundles of racked nerves. I went downstairs to see for myself. In the four hours that followed, I felt the insecurity of lawlessness and disorder more acutely than I ever had before — and I’ve filed datelines all over the Middle East, including from the front line of the Iraqi Kurdish war against the Islamic State. But I wasn’t the hero of these four hours. That role belonged to our two doormen, whom I will call Alfonso and Johnny — unarmed, upright, working-class people of color who were all that stood between the families in our building and the savagery of a depraved mob below. I’d ventured out earlier, before the 11 p.m. curfew, which we’d...
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