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Putin still has an out

where he can claim victory and avert the worst blowback that's possible.

He could retreat his forces back across the border and claim that his goal all along was to push Ukrainian forces away from the seperatist regions he just recognized. He could claim those areas are now safe and that the specieal military operation is over.

He could avoid what's surely going to be the worst scene of urban warfare in history that could last years and cost trillions. Avoid the potential of being unable to full take Ukraine, which would be a massive embarresment, and avoid greater diplomatic and economic loses by Russia.

It's right there if he wants to take it.

I said in a other thread

A day or so ago that this conflict will open the door for lots of experienced insurgents to flow in to Ukraine for the opportunity to fight Russians. They made a lot of enemies in Syria and that's not a hard journey to make....case in point.

https://twitter.com/suheilhammoud/status/1497199703641014272?t=tfgI07U0-NmKQYfMURm0sw&s=19

You're going to see experienced insurgents providing that information to a very willing population. If they take Kyiv or any Ukrainian city really, they'll wish they didn't.

Ukraine reporting that is downed 5 Russian aircraft and a helicopter.

Russia denying this, but of course they would.

Still early in the count but

Even as the margin adjust some....this isn't the type of result that is going to set off any alarm bells for Democrats in 2022.

Regardless of everything that has happened and how it has been covered...

Afghanistan won't change a single vote in 2024.

Americans don't vote on foreign policy and they don't vote on thing that happened 3 years prior.

Also, there's a fair chance that being the guy who ended the Afghanistan war becomes a major feather by that time. I believe that's what Biden thinks too, which is why he doesn't really care if he takes a hit on it in the moment. Is the person running against going to bring it up and then say what when asked if they think we should put troops back in?

Either they say no and admit leaving was the right decision OR say yes and have to stand by being the one who wants to reenguage in that mess. Both a losing arguments. Or worse, spend their time trying to thread some needle between the two.

Some signs of Republicans making coordinated effort to push vaccine

Steve Scalise just tweeted about getting his first dose. McConnell is reportedly pushing members to get vaccinated. Several Fox news hosts now pushing it to viewers...


Somethings up over there. Have to be realizing that killing vyour voters isn't a good GOTV strategy.

Take it as you will....but looks like Shaun King

has deactivated his Twitter account.....

I think that's great news.

Golden opportunity for Biden

He should go hardline on Cuban regime now. Pressure campaign in support of protests. If it means rubbing progressives in congress the wrong way then so be it.

Become the face of Cuban democracy and the Repiblican foothold in Florida will disintegrate.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.com/amp/news/2021/07/14/cuba-protests-biden-499621

Richard Jewell

I was listening to a podcast on Qanon yesterday and they were discussing Lin Wood. They said Wood first made contact with Trump through Steve Wynn while lobbying to get Richard Jewell a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom..

That got me thinking.....regardless of how loony Wood is....doesn't Jewell deserve recognition in that way? Jewell found Rudolph's bomb and did a great job of getting the area cleared....saving potentially dozens, or more, lives. His thanks was having his life ruined by the FBI leaking him as a suspect to the press.

Considering how awful some people who got that award are....why not Jewell who by most accounts was a good guy who just wanted to help people?

Proud Boys struggling financially.....selling BLM and Impeach 45 swag

To get by. Be careful where you buy your gear.

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/proud-boys-leader-enrique-tarrio-033835137.html
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