February 2019 Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes.
A migrating story about moral migrants In order to support the claim about the alleged moral migrants, a local politician in Crimea is quoted as saying that the peninsula “recently received 1,500 appeals from Germany alone.” Read also; Russia presents random foreigners brought to occupied Crimea as official delegations A quick search into the history…
“The victory of the Kyiv revolution in February 2014 marked the final divorce of Ukraine and Russia and thus became one of the most important events of the 21st century, Sergey Shelin says; but in the five years since, Ukraine has made use of this new situation in positive ways while Russia has not been…
Thousands of people were marching in Russian cities on February 24 to commemorate slain Kremlin critic and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov. Rallies were being held in numerous cities across Russia ahead of the fourth anniversary of Nemtsov’s murder, which drew international condemnation and highlighted the dangers faced by Russians who oppose the Kremlin. […]
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Shooting civilians and torching aid trucks – not the smartest play in this situation. US meeting with Latin American leaders to decide on next steps. Some apt tweets by SECSTATE, NATSECADV, and Sen Rubio. The WSJ OpEd gets it in one. What is astounding is the Russian […]
Russian sowing division in Romania just hit the news today, I cannot find any previous articles pointing to this issue. Russia has repeatedly demanded that the US remove the Aegis Ashore missile-defense system at Deveselu Air Base in Romania, but the US contends it violates no agreements or treaties. Specifically, Russia contends the system violates […]
Russia’s annexation of Crimea was purportedly an exercise in free political expression, a watershed moment in history when a historic part of Russia returned to the motherland against the backdrop of a fascist putsch in Ukraine. Indeed, Crimea’s “reunification” (in Kremlin lingo) with Russia was sold, at least in part, as a humanitarian operation to […]
Age of Ressentiment
“The slave revolt in morality begins when ressentiment itself becomes creative and produces values: the ressentiment of beings to whom the real reaction, that of the deed, is denied, who can only indulge in imaginary revenge. Whereas every noble morality springs from a triumphant acceptance and affirmation of oneself, slave morality is in its very essence a negation of everything ‘outside’ and ‘different,’ of whatever is ‘not oneself’: and this negation is its creative deed. This reversal of the perspective of valuation — this necessary determination by the outside rather than by oneself — is typical of ressentiment: in order to arise, slave morality always needs a hostile external world. Physiologically speaking, it needs external stimuli in order to act at all — its action is fundamentally a reaction.” (Part I, Section 10).
-Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals
Are we not living in such a moment? Isn’t…
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Sadly, the total of civilians killed in Ukraine just got higher. Feb 23rd at a Russian checkpoint, a road block mine blew a minibus to pieces, killing a reported two civilians and seriously injuring a third. The picture below shows the mine explosion crater on the bottom left, with the minibus having been thrown through […]
When we talk about Russia’s forces in Ukraine, you might be forgiven for thinking the Kremlin foots all the bills for their military needs. The reality on the ground is somewhat different. Russia supplies its mercenaries with uniforms, weapons, ammo, training and basic food needs. Additionally, the basic entry mercenary wage is around $250 a […]