MONDAY 16 MAY 2022 CNN Finland applying to join NATO.  Russia threatening retaliation.  Russia may have lost 1/3 of their combat troops (death, desertion, disappearance) McDonald’s is selling out in Russia. UKRAINE WORLD Russians shelled Severodonetsk again.  (On Donets River, near Lisichansk, east of Izium. Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) composed of Russia, Belarus, Armenia,Continue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE: PUTIN AND LUKASHENKO”


SATURDAY 14 MAY 2022 UKRAINE UPDATE: PODCAST Anyone seriously interested in the implications of and the events around the war against Ukraine, must seek out the various excellent podcasts on the subject.  The corporate news is hopeless as a source of information and is by and large a waste of time.  Coverage of the warContinue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE: PODCAST”

UPDATE 11:00 pm

TUESDAY 12 APRIL 2022, 8:00 pm CNN They have identified the shooter through a credit card dropped at the scene. A Uhaul van was rented with the credit card. Chris Hayes is showing a photo of the suspect. MSNBC: “We need police everywhere.”  Former NYPD detective on Chris Hayes.  De Blasio is now praising theContinue reading “UPDATE 11:00 pm”


On Twitter: @cjjohns1951 MONDAY 4 APRIL 2022, 9:30 PM KYIV INDEPENDENT Germany has admitted that the policy of establishing Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was a mistake. The bodies of men who appear to have been tortured were discovered in the basement of a children’s health resort in Bucha. Pro-Russian party stages fake mayor electionsContinue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE:”

Ukraine: A great Podcast

SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022 IN MOSCOW’S SHADOWS (Podcast and blog) Mark Galeotti (A Short History of Russia, 2021; We Need to Talk about Putin, 2019; Russian Political War: Moving Beyond the Hybrid, 2019; The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia, 2018). Information War •          Galeotti argues that the support rate in the polls for the war insideContinue reading “Ukraine: A great Podcast”

“Over-the-Horizon” Foreign Policy” Afghanistan

Pundit after pundit in the corporate media has given the U.S. military enormous credit for coming clean and admitting to the world that they made a “mistake” with the drone strike that killed 10 people in Afghanistan, including 7 children. It seems evident, however, that the military would have never admitted the tragic error hadContinue reading ““Over-the-Horizon” Foreign Policy” Afghanistan”

Elliott Abrams Should be in Prison. A New Low for the Trump Administration. The Criminal Mind

This is a good summary of some of the reasons Elliott Abrams should be in prison: Common Dreams, August 6, 2020 Abrams’ resume includes: In the 1980s, he defended the infamous Guatemalan General Efraín Ríos Montt, whose violent crackdown on the indigenous Ixil Mayan people of Guatemala was so brutal that it was classified asContinue reading “Elliott Abrams Should be in Prison. A New Low for the Trump Administration. The Criminal Mind”

Julian Assange: Not the Corporate Media

If you would like to consider a non-corporate media perspective on Julian Assange, this podcast is a good entry.  It is an interview with British journalist, Tariq Ali.  There is a link Ali’s book below. Podcast: Sheer Report by Robert Sheet