Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Cyber Sniffing: What’s Going On?

Filed under: Science & Technology — by Will Kirkland 04/9/2009 @ 9:19:33 AM
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Quite a few headlines early in the week screamed Cyber Attacks! Chinese and Russians most likely culprits. The source of most headlines was a Wall Street Journal article … [Keep reading >>]

All Parties Violated Rules of War

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 01/24/2009 @ 4:59:01 PM
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All Parties in August/South Ossetia Conflict Violated Laws of War:
Russia/Georgia/South Ossetia

Human Rights Watch does not flinch:

Georgian, Russian and South Ossetian forces committed numerous violations of the laws of … [Keep reading >>]

On Russia, Georgia and the US

Filed under: Russia | War — by Will Kirkland 09/7/2008 @ 9:28:10 PM
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George Friedman, not to be confused with Tom Friedman, runs the well respected business intelligence company/website, Stratfor, has an article in the New York Review of Books about the what-the-fuckness … [Keep reading >>]

Russia and the U.S.

Filed under: Russia | War — by Will Kirkland 08/20/2008 @ 7:19:49 AM

Two commentators on the NY Times Op-Ed page today about the situation in Russia — not just on the border, but deep in the heart of Russia and how the … [Keep reading >>]

The National Security State

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 08/18/2008 @ 8:55:11 PM
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Billmon, who used to run his own blog, now pitches in at DailyKos, and is as good as he ever was. This is a long, useful piece on the … [Keep reading >>]

Georgia is to Ossetia as Russia is to Georgia

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 08/15/2008 @ 5:14:47 PM
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Recommended piece by Michael Dobbs in the WaPo.

Unlike most of the armchair generals now posing as experts on the Caucasus, I have actually visited Tskhinvali, a sleepy provincial town in … [Keep reading >>]

Bush’s Soul Man

Filed under: Bush Administration — by Will Kirkland 08/14/2008 @ 9:49:08 PM

” Russia’s military offensive into Georgia has jolted the Bush administration’s relationship with Moscow, senior officials said Thursday, forcing a wholesale reassessment of American dealings with Russia and jeopardizing talks … [Keep reading >>]

Georgia? It’s All About the Ukraine

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 08/13/2008 @ 10:29:18 PM
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Everything which transpired over the last week has been about one issue, and one issue only: the Ukraine. Russia will never let the Ukraine join NATO. Not now, especially as … [Keep reading >>]

Klare on Georgia and Russia and Oil

Filed under: Energy | War — by Will Kirkland 08/13/2008 @ 8:28:32 PM
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“To further its goals in the Caspian, Putin and his protégé Dmitry Medvedev – until recently the chairman of Gazprom, the Russian state gas monopoly – have enticed (or browbeaten) … [Keep reading >>]

Bush Warns Russia: Sends in US Military with Humanitarian Aid

Filed under: Bush Administration — by Will Kirkland 08/13/2008 @ 7:27:13 AM
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Bush just made a morning statement with Rice and Gates at his side. Took no questions. Warned Russia to withdraw from Georgia. Says US Military will be … [Keep reading >>]


Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 08/12/2008 @ 7:55:15 AM
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Russian Military Halting?

Russia ordered a halt to military action in Georgia on Tuesday, after five days of air and land attacks that sent Georgia’s army into headlong retreat and … [Keep reading >>]

Georgia and Russia

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 08/11/2008 @ 9:15:12 PM
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Not All Russia’s Fault

Charles King

The emerging narrative, echoing across editorial pages and on television news programs in the US, portrays Georgia as an embattled, pro-Western country struggling to secure its … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Tom Paine

---"Dissertations on First Principles of Government," 1795


Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, by Max Blumenthal.

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