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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle June 28 2022 #110585
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    Geomagnetic navigation of Chinese ICBMs over the artic aimed at DC and Texas. 18 min flight time from Mohe City, able to evade US missile defense system. Haven’t found much supporting info, interesting nonetheless. Aslo, doomsday missile bullet trains.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 28 2022 #110536
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    No decision on federal contractor mandate yet, but, federal mandate to go before full court.

    https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2022/06/appeals-court-further-delays-enforcement-bidens-vaccine-mandate-feds-until-least-fall/368673/

    The three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit reversed that judge’s decision in a 2-1 ruling in April, but enforcement was stalled due to a standard buffer period. The mandate was set to go back into effect in May, but a petition from those challenging the mandate for a rehearing from the entire 5th Circuit further delayed the Biden administration from taking action on employees out of compliance with the requirement. Now, the mandate is stayed until at least mid-September when the full court rehears the case. 

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 26 2022 #110455
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    That is the biggest change in territory in quite some time.

    It is rumored that general Mobilisation has begun in the Southern and Western Military Districts of the Russian Federation. Set to be announced on 27 Jun or 1 Jul.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 26 2022 #110448
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    Canary in coal mine? Curious to she data from other countries, certainly Israel. Isn’t BioNTech German?

    https://twitter.com/Jikkyleaks/status/1540914383349395456?s=20&t=MYN_p0KalzKZI_1GtLeKlw

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 26 2022 #110444
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    Man lives in a world where Truth is reflected with obvious contradictions, but in the movement from the carnal mind to the spiritual mind these contradictions disappear, little by little and yield a way to integral wholeness, until at the very summit there is One God.

    John’s description of the body-coat of crucified Jesus.

    “but the body-coat was seamless, woven through the whole from the top. [John 19:23]

    In other words, his undergarment did not consist of parts, it was undivided, an integral whole, one.

    For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord. [2 Cor. 5:1-6]

    absence from the Lord=casting out from paradise

    Genesis 3:22-24 Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23 therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.

    At this point, to which you will see later, it is important to highlight the basic blueprint of the tabernacle of Moses. There is an outer court, an inner room and an innermost room. There is a gate that leads into the outer court. The outer court has no covering and is exposed to the world. The inner room, the Holy Place, is separated from the outer court by the first curtain or veil. The innermost room was separated by the second curtain or veil. The inner room contained a seven-branched oil lampstand, a table for twelve loaves of show bread and the altar of incense. The innermost room, the Most Holy Place, contained the Ark of the Covenant. Only the priesthood could enter the inner room and only the high priest could enter the innermost room, the Holy of Holies. Israelites (including women) were restricted to the outer court.

    Now going back this picture of inner and outer parts of the tabernacle, let’s look at circumcision as it is depicted in the scripture. In Romans 2:28-29, “A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.

    Under the Abrahamic covenant or Jewish law, it was uniquely a male practice. In the spiritual sense, it is unique to the inner man or the spirit of a person. It should go without saying as to the importance of the monotheistic aspect of Judaism is also captured in this symbolism.

    Recalling the First of the Ten Commandments, “I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

    And Moses spoke these words after 40 days and nights on the mountain,

    “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul (Deut. 10:12)… Circumcise your hearts (Deut. 10:16)

    The prophet Jeremiah, speaking to an unfaithful Israel,

    “…Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem (Jer.4:4 KJV)

    Also from 1 Samuel 16:7, But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

    In the following, the innermost should not be confused with the already mentioned inner.

    Proverbs 20:27, The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.

    Psalms 51:6, Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.

    When reading the following, remember Jesus spoke only what God would have him speak.

    Luke 24:32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”

    Hopefully, you should begin to see the connection between the tabernacle blueprint and a person, that there is an outer, an inner and an innermost part. The heart should be seen as a symbol for the spirit of a person. It is difficult to pin down as to what represents the soul of a person, except that is separated from the spirit. The innermost part is the abode of God. For this reason I use the following construct to help understand the relationship of this world to a person. Keep in mind this is an imperfect picture and simply a snapshot of my understanding.

    The boundaries of this picture must lie within the spiritual realm, within the realm of good and evil. Within us is where the field of battle exists. As flesh and earthen vessels, we are part of world this world and everything external to us is governed by the “prince of this world”.

    Eph. 2:1-2, As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

    This world which surrounds us, lies outside of a person, is the mediator between a person and the “prince of this world”, the lord of evil.

    Inside of a person is the dwelling place of God, The true inner mediator between God, the Lord of Good, and a person is Jesus Christ.

    1 John 4:4 .. , “…because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world
    Therefore a person cannot have but one of two mediators or one of two lords.

    The world, which is the one between the “prince of this world” and their soul (the outer man).

    Or,

    Jesus Christ, the one between God and their spirit (the inner man).
    He became our mediator thru his life, death and resurrection.

    Mark 15 :37-38, And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

    The veil of course, is the second veil, the separation between the inner room and the innermost room. Hebrews chapter 9 testifies to the significance of the renting of the veil.

    Hebrews 9:1-14. Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and also an earthly sanctuary. 2 A tabernacle was set up. In its first room [inner room] were the lampstand and the table with its consecrated bread; this was called the Holy Place. 3 Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place [innermost room], 4 which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant. 5 Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory, overshadowing the atonement cover. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now.
    6 When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room [inner room] to carry on their ministry. 7 But only the high priest entered the inner room [innermost room], and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. 8 The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place [innermost room] had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still functioning. 9 This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper. 10 They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings—external regulations applying until the time of the new order.
    11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place [innermost part] once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death so that we may serve the living God!

    In the time of the Old Testament, this was a mystery, the Father could not be perceived as dwelling inside of a person. His abode, heaven, was taken to be located outside a person and hopelessly distant. This perception, by and large, still persists today.

    When we read “in my Father’s house there are many mansions” we have been conditioned to see this as place in heaven, external to us. We do not see us as one of these mansions in which the Father dwells.

    Note: The length of the tabernacle was to run from east-to-west and the width from north-to-south. In the innermost room, the second veil was located to the east of the Ark of the Covenant.

    So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.

    I would agree Dr. D, there exists a portal, though I prefer “I stand at the door and knock …” I may not hear it though depending on which of the three denials I find myself in.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 20 2022 #110079
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    Arbys has an off menu item that you can order called the meat mountain. Costs about $10 bucks in the Midwest.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 20 2022 #110078
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    VietnamVet,

    Unfortunately, that scenario seems likely in the moment. This caught my eye the other day in a Batiuska article linked at TAE

    China may soon launch an Operation in Taiwan to free the ethnic Chinese there from the Nazism of its US-appointed elite.

    Whether this will be the angle or the pent up hate the Japanese and Chinese have for each other will be leveraged to precipitate the invasion of Taiwan remains a question.

    One thing that puzzles me, and is certainly debatable, is the slow progress that Russia is making despite their local advantages. This provides a window for modern Western equipment to be deployed and prolong the fight.

    Hopefully, the combined exhaustion of Ukraine’s forces, the impatience of its supporters, and the spreading impact of this war on the global economy and food supplies, will lead to a deal that turns these conquests into a permanent part of Russia.

    Or as Andrew Anglin (total nazi) put it,

    I’m Glad They’re Ignoring Kissinger, Because I Want to See This Entire Fake Civilization Wiped Out with Chinese Nukes.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 20 2022 #110051
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    Big guns are being positioned on both sides. The timing of Ukraine’s talked about” counter offensive has been moving out to September. Discussing such things is either open denial of how bad it is or misdirection.

    A train carrying MLRS and 152mm howitzers arrived in Belgorod (not far from Kharkiv) arrived a couple days ago. That train left Irkutsk on the 9th. Things have been picking up in this region. Kharkiv to likely to become the next Mariupol.

    Also, The Russian army seems to be preparing a large-scale offensive kitchen sink style (T-62s and middle aged conscripts) to capture Luhansk region. Occupants have thrown all their reserves into the Severodonetsk and Bakhmut directions, trying to establish full control over the regional center and to “cut off” the Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway once and for all.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 19 2022 #110011
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    In order to avoid effort, which the world demands, the human mind distorts the world, distorts its own self and goes on its own way as nothing ever happened. In other words man tries to construct a truth that suits him. In coming to know the Truth, man is the tool. With help he will arrive at the Truth. If the tool is broken, true perception is out of the question. The only way is by restoring the tool. The tool can’t be restored by trying to serve two masters.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 17 2022 #109903
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    Formerly T-bear,

    Thanks for the commentary today.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 16 2022 #109807
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    Pre-war article on Putin. Check out comment section. Some good points made by Chris Hedges.

    https://unherd.com/2022/01/what-the-west-gets-wrong-about-putin/

    “In Russia,” he continued, “disputes are usually resolved by common sense. If a dispute is about very significant money or property, then the two sides would typically send representatives to a dinner. Everyone attending arriving would be armed. Facing the possibility of a bloody, fatal outcome both sides always find a mutually agreeable solution. Fear provides the catalyst for common sense.”

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 16 2022 #109806
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    Looks like Dr. Offit doesn’t have the courage. He was questioning the need for a booster for his university aged son at one point.

    https://popularrationalism.substack.com/p/what-vrbpac-got-wrong-who-will-hold?s=r

    Dr. Meryl Nass was denied an opportunity to speak in the public comment period, yet the same pro-vaccine mother was able to speak two days in a row. Thus, the public may have been denied the opportunity to contribute their comments. This is being looked at by lawyers; if it true the FDA broke the rules of open meetings, then any ethical judge would rule that this vote to recommend is null and void ab initio.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 15 2022 #109729
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    Should be thirds not half. Weird anyways.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 12 2022 #109527
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    Russian Telegram channels reportedly began spreading a fake mobilization order on June 12 that they falsely attributed to the Ukrainian General Staff. The fake order called for the mobilization of all eligible Ukrainian women to report for duty by “June 31”.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 10 2022 #109436
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    DBS,

    Have you seen the XFiles/Great Reset (WEF) mash up. I believe they pulled from a 2016 season 10 episode? I’d post the link put I’m still not there, but getting closer by the day. Sure you can find it if you haven’t seen it yet.

    My wife and I were big Mulder and Scully fans. In hindsight, it definitely gives me the hebeejeebees.

    The thing that is giving me some anxiety is the fact the the District Courts are not putting the Kabash on the federal/federal contractor vax mandates. Feels like an intentional slow walk to keep them in play until the next contagion wave.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 10 2022 #109415
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    DBS,

    So Actors playing MSM Russia State TV propagandists? Not actual State TV clips?

    There is a 4 hour documentary that is supposed to be released in June of next year under the same name by same production company.

    No biggie, I am aware of who Putin’s mouth pieces are. They want to go Truman on us.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 10 2022 #109391
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    This is fun. Russian MSM relying on US MSM.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 10 2022 #109389
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    Dr. D said,

    “But I also have to wonder/can’t figure out, when was it ever going to matter?”

    I don’t know, though I appreciate you trying to make sense of it. One of those mysteries where the math doesn’t seem to work so I don’t try. Just seems we have a lot of debt tied to non productive activities which adds cost and not value.

    A worthless computer entry versus a worthless piece of paper stuffed in the mattress.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 8 2022 #109294
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    Noodle this. Irkutsk is 3300 miles (driving by car) to Severodonetsk.

    My favorite open sources have been mum for about a week, but Telenko had this to say recently. Could be related.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1534291035924340736.html

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 8 2022 #109293
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    Ukraine has ample recruits, but not enough people to train them; there’s one-month waiting list to join the Ukr forces.

    I read there has been something like 18 Russian military recruitment centers torched.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 8 2022 #109292
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    Ukrainians are behind the 8 ball. Looks grim.

    It now turns out that Germany won’t send the M270 MLRs Scholz promised to Ukraine until much later than thought. The Germans say the weapons system lacks a software update making it possible to fire American and British missiles.

    A reliable source tells me (Gary Kasparov) that US howitzers are still arriving slower and in smaller quantities than promised, and without the electronics needed to be more accurate. I’d like to know who is in charge of sabotaging US weapon shipments.

    A RIA Novosti source claims that four Russian Su-57 fighters took part in targeting air defenses in Ukraine while operating in a single information network. The 4th and 5th “production model” Su-57 were recently delivered to the Russian Air Force.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 8 2022 #109291
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    But according to all the military reports, let alone the prophecies, Russia will be victorious.

    “To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: To lose a general in battle is surely a misfortune; but lose a general in battle every single week over the course of 14 weeks, and it starts to look like carelessness.”

    June 7th, 8pm: Heroic defense of the Donbas’ keeps Russia from gaining over last day.

    June 8th, 10am: Ukrainian forces could pull back from embattled eastern city.

    Severodonetsk will decide Ukraine’s future. (No it won’t, the high ground on the other side of the river will)

    https://unherd.com/2022/06/severodonetsk-will-decide-ukraines-future/?=frlh

    Visualizing the first hundred days.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 7 2022 #109243
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    It is easy to run with a lie but requires humility to walk in truth. (Yoda maybe?)

    Anyway,

    Former President of Russia, Medvedev, recently threatened an nuke strike if hit by long range U.S. rockets being supplied to Ukraine.

    Today he became a bit unhinged on social media.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Nat_Vasilyeva/status/1534102110438039553?s=20&t=9N_9BuUngmNw6uGwSh_lGw

    I’ve read that there are about 35 to 40 thousand soldiers concentrated from Izjum to Popasna. A lot of shelling and street combat but not much ground being gained by either side. The intensity seems down from a few days ago.

    This was interesting, you can see shades of history rhyming here.

    Igor Girkin draws parallels between war in Ukraine and the Russo-Japanese war and states that Russia is facing inevitable mutiny if it doesn’t escalate into a fully-fledged war.

    https://wartranslated.com/igor-girkin-draws-parallels-between-war-in-ukraine-and-the-russo-japanese-war/

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 6 2022 #109180
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    There definitely is a different vibe today/tonight. Seems a confirmation vacuum has formed in the open source space regarding the battle for Severodonetsk. Russia has been bringing down more battalion groups from the north this past week and some of those ancient tanks where fitted for battle around Kherson probably freeing up resources to send north. It was reported that 6 were destroyed.

    https://inf.news/en/military/2db245c44333c4e1fe8c2f107622831b.html

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 5 2022 #109126
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    When Russia’s battle is being narrowed down to a battle for Severodonetsk, a city in Ukraine’s east – it doesn’t appear to be going in their favor. It’s also being reported that two more Russian Generals got killed.

    Updates from

    Obrien

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1533348568119103489.html

    And Telenko

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1533491373604802561.html

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 5 2022 #109123
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    Yesterday Kasparov tweeted something to the effect that Russia was not a real nation but a mafia front and a gas station with nukes.

    William Taylor US Ambassador to Ukraine said, “Russian artillery firing at Ukraine from Russian territory will be a justified target for destruction by HIMARS missile systems.”

    The ideology here is pretty morbid. It demands victory at any cost.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 5 2022 #109114
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    Barnum and VP (the prolific poster of clown images),

    Sorry not that guy (deflationista), though I like that person and wish them the best. One of Defs M.O. was precious ego hunter. It was a painful entertainment to watch someone take it hook, line and sinker. Hard telling if it was effective or made a dent in someone’s conscience.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 5 2022 #109110
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    Field Able,

    I probably should elaborate. When I am scrolling thru social media and I come across a memoriam of a killed Russian soldier, Ukrainian soldier or Ukrainian citizen I am saddened. Not as deeply as say Jeremiah the Prophet but it sets me back emotionally. How does one make sense of all this death and destruction? Placing bets, loading up on “Bombs R Us” stocks. So I am trying to look at it from different perspectives. It is difficult not to identify with the side that was invaded and does not want to be subjugated. So I am good with Putin getting his ass kicked. But the West is culpable too, so I have no problem with the West getting its ass kicked either. Even better would be Kissinger’s suggestion.

    You are right regarding the Z-tard label. If I were on Eric Topol’s C19 twitter group trying to argue the importance of preserving informed consent it would probably be in my best interest not to use the “Vaccinator” label in my commentary. Therefore, I will refrain from using it in the TAE commentary.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 4 2022 #109061
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    Antidote,

    Was it you that said, “you only see what what your mind allows”?

    Anyway, Dr. D super nice and super smart. Why foster Ill will?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 4 2022 #109060
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    Dr. D,

    Russia has the firepower and man power. So what gives? I can change my mind tomorrow, it’s not the Super Bowl for me, just would like to see it end. The Z-tards said it would be over by now, that the Russians had fire control over the highway into Severodonetsk. Not what I’m reading.

    I see quite a bit of this,

    https://meaninginhistory.substack.com/p/briefly-noted-russia-winning-the?s=r

    But then there is this, pretty recent but needs confirmation.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1533206149952159744.html

    “We could always make a huge bet on it, and of course I already have.”

    What, me take the Nazis and you take the Orcs? Even odds?

    I’m not sure how to process that, so I will have fun with it.

    You can be Carey I will be the other guy.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 4 2022 #109030
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    Dr. D,

    “There are no men.”

    Disagree.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 4 2022 #109027
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    Dr. D,

    Is this that which is extremely unlikely?

    “Ukraine is in a much better position to sustain a multi-year war than Russia. It has an unlimited line of credit with the West for arms and an utterly committed population.“

    That is the racket.

    This is not completely true, but interesting nonetheless.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 4 2022 #109024
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    My bad, Dewey post bomb

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    EoinW, maybe things would be different (Should always ask What if?)

    We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city. We shall destroy their docks, their factories, and their communications. Let there be no mistake; we shall completely destroy Japan’s power to make war.

    https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/august-6-1945-statement-president-announcing-use-bomb

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    A lot of mushroom cloud talk coming from Russia recently. Also, don’t think a ceasefire will fly now that Russians appear to be unable to take Severodonetsk and declare full control over Donbas.

    https://unherd.com/2022/06/putins-war-is-just-beginning/

    [..] He did, however, pay particular attention to the potential for nuclear weapons to intimidate other nations. He published a new doctrine of nuclear threats, known as “Escalate to Deescalate”. The public airing of this doctrine was meant to show that he was seriously considering selective use of nuclear weapons not only inside Ukraine but in future conflicts with Baltic Sea neighbours.

    [..] It is amid this context of larger ambitions that the Russian invasion of Ukraine should be assessed. The long list of Russian military failures over the past 100 days are embarrassing, but the objectives remain the same. The growing costs of waging war and the toll on his armies and top officers cannot go on forever. But that doesn’t mean the war is entering its endgame.

    For Putin, the next steps seem obvious: unilaterally declare a ceasefire, ease the international interventions on behalf of Ukraine, and provide time to regroup and prepare for a new drive westward through Odesa to Moldova and Transnistria, perhaps next year. If a ceasefire is declared, the world will sigh with relief, stock markets will rebound, worries about world food shortages will diminish, and diplomats will go back to sleep. But the war will only be in hibernation; the action will resume at a later date. After 100 days of war, the battle for Ukraine is only getting started.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 4 2022 #109016
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    “Now that the war is going so abominably for Putin and the prospect of his regaining Kyiv has faded, we are told that Russia is being “humiliated” by its failure and the West’s power. So answer me this: if these proud Russians feel “humiliated” by the historic loss of Ukraine and then feel “humiliated” by Russia’s attempt to regain Ukraine, who is responsible for this lamentable sense of low self-esteem? It ought to be abundantly clear that if anyone is, in fact, “humiliating” Russia, it is the country’s own venal, incompetent and belligerent government.

    Rather than indulging this imperial psychodrama, we ought to notice a more telling pattern in the Putin regime’s behaviour, which is that whenever he senses weakness or a lack of resolve on the part of his enemies, it emboldens him. That is why all this spineless chat from Mr Macron and Mr Scholz is so damaging. Have they learnt nothing from Georgia and Crimea, or from Litvinenko and Skripal? Have they not noticed that, whenever the West prevaricates or sells out, Mr Putin’s ambitions only expand? It can hardly be a coincidence that all the countries Moscow has attacked since 1990 are non-Nato members, whereas the Nato members, despite many having been “historically Russia” as Mr Putin put it, have been left alone.”

    https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/991/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/991/pub/991/page/40/article/NaN

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