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Name: Tom Conroy
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About Me

65 years old. Lifelong democrat. Saw JFK in New Haven CT on election eve 1960. I was all of 5 years old. Cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter. Stayed up all night at the English Speaking Union I London to watch the returns. We celebrated the results about 9 AM London time. I cried the morning I learned Bobby Kennedy had been shot. I don't think I ever quite recovered, although President Obama's election helped a lot. These days I'm a moderate democrat and a cultural conservative. I miss the world of good manners, fancy dress and dancing cheek to cheek. Big TCM fan.

Journal Archives

NY Times: After a fumbled start, Russians forces hit harder in Ukraine.

Jack Watling, an expert in land warfare at the Royal United Services Institute, a defense research institution, returned from Ukraine 12 days ago and says he expects more pressure from Russian forces in the coming days. “The Russians have a lot of forces in Ukraine, and as they continue to advance in a steady pace, they can function in a combined way, and not as isolated tank columns, and they will apply a much higher level of firepower,’’ he said.

Analysts say they expect Russian forces to work to expand their hold on the pro-Russia, separatist enclaves of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, and to capture a land bridge to Crimea in the south, while pushing troops down from the north to try to encircle the main Ukrainian Army east of the Dnieper River. They are trying to surround Mariupol and take Kharkiv.

That encirclement would cut off the bulk of Ukraine’s forces from Kyiv and from easy resupply, the experts say, limiting the sustainability of organized resistance. Russian troops are also moving steadily toward Kyiv from three axes to try to surround it.

While Russian forces have had supply and logistical problems — in some cases stranding vehicles without fuel in the early days of the invasion — those of the Ukrainians are likely more severe. The Ukrainian Army will start to run out of ammunition in a week, the experts suggest, and out of Stinger missiles and Javelin anti-tank missiles before then.
After a Fumbled Start, Russian Forces Hit Harder in Ukraine https://nyti.ms/3HwhxZw

No Fly Zone Now!

Except for Ukraine drones.

Joe needs to introduce just one guest at the State of the Union address.


Like to see who doesn't stand for the long ovation.

One woman in Moscow decided to send a message!


Monday morning Pentagon briefing on Ukraine

Long thread:


US: Russians attempting to surround Kyiv



A terrible new phase of the war in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

A lot of reports this morning that Russians are shelling civilian targets with no military value in Kharkiv:




Niagra Falls


UK Ministry of Defense update on Ukraine

Froan hour ago, I think:


Medvedchuk flees house arrest on Kyiv

This is the guy presumably Putin would appoint to head a puppet regime. Don't know how this could have happened or what, if anything, it means


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