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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:56 PM
Number of posts: 5,787

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

Peace protests in Minsk, Belarus

https://twitter.com/NeilPHauer/status/1497941942671491073

Putin threatens to use nuclear weapons

https://twitter.com/maxseddon/status/1497921990455353350

This is from the Financial Times. The comments indicate this is standard Putin playbook when things go badly.

https://twitter.com/james_acton32/status/1497931889704849411

Kyiv is ready to consider NATO's application to join Ukraine!

https://twitter.com/ChristopherJM/status/1497815508342788097

Dan Rather: Prayer of Thanks!

https://twitter.com/DanRather/status/1497778864881164301

Kyiv curfew from 5pm today until Monday

https://twitter.com/ChristopherJM/status/1497599255451688965

Soon they will need food. Will the West help?

Originally I thought the US should stay out of Ukraine

because it wasn't a part of NATO and we didn't have a vital interest at stake.
I'm not sure I believe that anymore. I just can't believe this is happening. I don't want to see a docracy crushed by a war criminal.
Now I'm reading the Russians are bringing.in artillery that will be used to destroy Kiev and cause I told civilian death. Even if that doesn't happen a surrounded Kiev will soon begin to run out of food.
I'm beginning to think we should do more. Take more risks to come to Ukraine's aid.
I'm not sure what we should do but I don't think we are doing enough.

https://twitter.com/fpleitgenCNN/status/1497519335350452231

https://twitter.com/Osinttechnical/status/1497530965752795144





Zelensky video from a few minutes ago.

I'll have a rough translation in a sec.

https://twitter.com/ZelenskyyUa/status/1497450853380280320

https://twitter.com/raraceli/status/1497452700639891462

A Kiev recruiting station, I guess from today.

https://twitter.com/OxanaShevel/status/1497348964592414723

A second neutral ship has been fired upon

By the Russians
Don't know what they can be thinking!

https://twitter.com/vcdgf555/status/1497263192732422150

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/russian-forces-fire-neutral-european-26329832

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/cargo-ship-namura-queen-hit-by-rocket-off-ukraine-local-agent-2022-02-25/

https://splash247.com/two-more-ships-hit-in-the-black-sea/

Pentagon: Russian forces have lost some momentum.

From the NY Times:
Russian forces have lost momentum in the invasion of Ukraine and are not advancing as quickly as U.S. intelligence had estimated they would, based on their assessment of how fast Moscow believed its troops would move, a senior Defense Department official said Friday.

During a carefully worded briefing at the Pentagon, the official said that the Russians’ “momentum in terms of progress to Kyiv has slowed,” adding that “they are not moving on Kyiv as fast as they anticipated it going.” He declined to say how American intelligence officials knew what Russia expected, but pointed to the fighting underway in and around a number of cities where Ukrainian forces have mounted a defense.

Russia has not taken any population centers, the official said, nor has it yet managed to achieve air superiority over Ukraine. The Ukrainian air defense and missile defense systems, he said, have been degraded, but Ukraine’s air force “still have aircraft in the air that continue to engage and deny air access to Russia.”

The official said that Russia has begun an amphibious assault from the Sea of Azov, near Mariupol, in the south. Thousands of Russian naval infantry are coming ashore there, with defense officials assessing that the plan is to move toward the city of Mariupol.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/02/25/world/russia-ukraine-war/russian-forces-have-lost-some-momentum-pentagon-official-says
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