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US doubts new Russian war chief can end Moscow's floundering

https://apnews.com/article/russia-appoints-new-ukraine-war-commander-dvornikov-225f976f9abfb5aff6154ac3b77c21e6


"Russia turned to Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, 60, one of Russia’s most experienced military officers and — according to U.S. officials — a general with a record of brutality against civilians in Syria and other war theaters. Up to now, Russia had no central war commander on the ground."

“This general will just be another author of crimes and brutality against Ukrainian civilians,” Sullivan said. “And the United States, as I said before, is determined to do all that we can to support Ukrainians as they resist him and they resist the forces that he commands.” said White House national security adviser, Jake Sullivan about infamous Gen. Alexander Dvornikov.

This may be true, but Russia just upped it's horrific game of brutality. - expect the atrocities to worsen. The West must do more. If Russia succeeds, it won't stop with Ukraine.

"Why is Rupert Murdoch's Media Parroting Russian Propaganda Over Ukraine?" Why, indeed

https://bylinetimes.com/2022/01/26/why-is-rupert-murdochs-media-parroting-russian-propaganda-over-ukraine/

"...Tucker Carlson’s pro-Kremlin rants and raves are tantamount to high treason. The question then becomes: why would his boss, Rupert Murdoch...allow it? The answer may lie with Murdoch’s ties to Putin....when the (Murdochs) made an “aggressive push” into the Russian media industry by acquiring News Outdoor Russia, an outdoor billboard company (in 2000).

"He (Murdoch) sold News Outdoor Russia for $270 million – less than a fifth of the value (in 2011). In 2012, the FBI launched an investigation into the examination of his activities related to his former company holdings in Russia – including possible criminal violations of a US law banning bribery of foreign officials.

"Did the FBI’s investigation into Murdoch’s activities in Russia in 2012 end with denials and a refusal to cooperate from Zheleznyak and his boss Vladimir Putin? If so, then it is plausible that Murdoch may feel that he owes the Russian President a favour in return."

Liz Cheney disputes report January 6 panel split over Trump criminal referral

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/10/liz-cheney-disputes-report-january-6-panel-split-trump-criminal-referral

Cheney said: “The committee has … a tremendous amount of testimony and documents that I think very, very clearly demonstrate the extent of the planning and the organisation and the objective, and the objective was absolutely to try to … interfere with that official proceeding. And it’s absolutely clear that they knew what they were doing was wrong. They knew that it was unlawful.”

Asked if there was a dispute on the committee, Cheney said there was not.

“The committee is working in a really collaborative way to discuss these issues,” she said, adding: “We’ll continue to work together to do so. So I wouldn’t characterise there as being a dispute on the committee … and I’m confident that we will we will work to come to agreement on on all of the issues that we’re facing.”

We need to face this truth: The Republican Party is now a Fascist Movement

This article was published in June 2021, but it's relevancy has been proven.
https://www.yahoo.com/video/republican-party-now-most-dangerous-102441069.html

The Republican Party has turned fascist – it is now the most dangerous threat in the world

Does this sound familiar?

"Authoritarian regimes across the world have found that it is much easier and more certain to announce the election result they would like than to go to all the trouble of suppressing votes and gerrymandering constituencies. Once control of the electoral machinery is obtained then democracy poses no threat to those in power. Fascist leaders may use democratic processes to obtain office, but once there, their instinct is to pull up the ladder and let nobody else climb up it

Or how about this?

It is worth listing the chief characteristics of fascist movements in order to assess how far they are now shared by the Republicans. Exploitation of ethnic, religious and cultural hatreds is probably the most universal feature of fascism. Others include a demagogic leader with a cult of personality who makes messianic but vague promises to deliver a golden future; appeals to law-and-order but a practical contempt for legality; the use, manipulation and ultimate marginalisation of democratic procedures; a willingness to use physical force; demonising the educated elite – and the media in particular; shady relations with plutocrats seeking profit from regime change.

Manhattan DA: Trump Criminal Investigation Is Continuing

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-04-07/ag-fine-trump-10k-a-day-for-failing-to-turn-over-evidence

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg says a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump and his business practices is continuing despite a recent shakeup in the probe’s leadership.

I'm not sure what to make of this.

GOP turn against democracy and toward individual freedom & Biden's plan

Heather Cox Richardson: Letters from an American
https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/april-6-2022?s=r

"...all but two of the Republicans in the House...voted against a resolution finding Trump aides Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro in contempt of Congress..vice chair Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger...the Republicans’ embrace of Trump is that the Republican leadership is wedded to an ideology that sees the most important American principle as a specific form of individual economic “freedom,” not democracy.

Beginning with the New Deal in the 1930s and into the 1970s, the government regulated business and protected workers and consumers. Those opposed to such a government insisted that such protections hurt their freedom to arrange their businesses as they saw fit. The idea that America meant freedom for individuals to act as they wished took over the Republican Party after the election of Ronald Reagan as president. Beginning in 1981, the party focused on tax cuts to put more money in the hands of the wealthy,

Biden’s plans signal an end to the era of “freedom” in American politics and a return to a focus on equality and democracy."
Posted by Joinfortmill | Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:47 AM (1 replies)

Merrick Garland announces new actions against Russia.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/watch-live-ag-garland-fbi-director-wray-announce-new-actions-against-russian-criminal-activity
Posted by Joinfortmill | Wed Apr 6, 2022, 01:40 PM (0 replies)

Retired US Army Brig. Gen. Kevin Ryan: Putin will have no choice but to stop his invasion of Ukraine

https://www.businessinsider.com/putin-no-choice-halt-ukraine-invasion-former-US-general-2022-3

"Putin will have to halt his war in Ukraine sooner or later and probably in a matter of weeks,"
"He has basically reached the capacity of what his military can do for him in Ukraine."
Ryan said the Russian army "has a huge personnel problem. There is no significant military unit left in Russia outside of Ukraine. They are all in the fight," he said. "He does not have the military forces to take all of Ukraine and occupy it,"

Ryan called this "a great achievement by Ukrainian people to have prevented an overthrow of their government and a total seizure of all their land."

"So until he gets enough concessions," Ryan said of Putin, "I think he would want to stay in that kind of no man's land of a halted military operation — one that could be restarted at any time. That would be the threat."

A little history about Universal Healthcare & much more

Heather Cox Richardson: Letters from an American
https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/april-5-2022?s=r

"Today, former president Barack Obama returned to the White House at President Joe Biden’s invitation to talk about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare

Republicans have loathed the ACA since Obama signed it into law in 2010. This is a modern-day stance, by the way: it was actually Republican president Theodore Roosevelt who first proposed universal healthcare at the beginning of the twentieth century, and Republican president Dwight Eisenhower who first tried to muscle such a program into being with the help of the new department created under him: the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, which in 1979 became the Department of Health and Human Services."
Posted by Joinfortmill | Wed Apr 6, 2022, 08:31 AM (5 replies)

I was thinking: A few people know all about Trump, Putin, his Presidency & Jan 6

If just one of these groups/people decide to talk, the entire saga would be exposed. Who's on your list?

Melania
Ivanka
Jared
Don, Jr.
Eric
Weisselman & his son
Cohen (he's talked, probably more than we know, but he wasn't there for the entire shit-show)
Trump's administrative assistants & Hope Hicks
Trump's assorted lawyers (some have been sent subpoenas): the list is long
Trump's drivers/body guards/the secret service
Ivana (wife #1 - These two appear to still be close)
Tiffany (she knows some stuff)
White House staff and certain congressional members
Friends like the My Pillow guy, Peter Navarro, Steve Bannon, Sidney Powell
The dark money mega donors: most notably the Mercers brother/sister act
Intelligence Services in USA & Five Eyes (U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K.)
A few other countries: Israel, Turkey, Qatar

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