1. Tucker Carlson’s opener from March 21, 2022.
Let me add the following by way of prelude:
It is increasingly hard to know what is real and what is Russian or for that matter, WEF/Western disinformation. (At this point, I prefer the term, “lies”.) The clip of the order to castrate Russian soldiers Tucker plays, came to our attention yesterday, but wasn’t posted because we couldn’t vet it, and its implications are large. Tucker explains that it is real, the man who gave the order, a Ukrainian General, admitted it and apologized for issuing an order which is a war crime. But at least we can know its legit.
There are other indicators that NATO countries are ramping up for armed conflict. And rumours that Russia has plans for Soviet manifest destiny. Well actually, according to Jeff Nyquist, that is actually what Putin said out loud. So if we take him at his word, we have a problem.
As I rewatch the Tucker clip, I’m reminded of something Christopher Hitchens said when he was taking flak for supporting the second war on Saddam Hussain’s Iraq. Quoting from memory:
“It’s unfortunate that the government feels its easier to frighten people than convince them”.
Is that what is going on now?
Here is Tucker’s clip which is the best way we know how to open the Russia Ukraine post for today.
(From Google Translate)
Gripen [Fighter aircraft] of the Hungarian Armed Forces have been alerted to an aircraft arriving from Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense (HM) told MTI on Monday night.
According to the ministry, in the afternoon the NATO Joint Air Operations Center ordered the take-off of Hungarian fighter jets because an unidentified aircraft appeared on the radar in the eastern part of the country and headed for Slovakia. The Gripens checked the indicated airspace, carried out a patrol task there, and after being convinced of the safety of the airspace, they returned to the base in Kecskemét, the HM wrote.
This was the third alarm of the Hungarian Army’s Gripen since Saturday.
On Saturday, at night, fighter planes had to take off over a civilian Airbus A321 plane from Georgia to Poland because a plane flying in Romanian airspace signaled a bomb threat to civilian air traffic control. The passenger was escorted by the aircraft of the Romanian Air Force to the Romanian-Hungarian border, where the task was taken over by the fighters of the Hungarian Armed Forces on the alert of the NATO Joint Joint Air Operations Center. The A321 aircraft was escorted out of Hungarian airspace, and the Slovak Air Force took over. The Gripens then remained in the air for a short time and then returned to the base in Kecskemét.
At dawn on Monday, Hungarian fighter jets took off again due to a bomb threat. A Turkish-branded civilian plane from Moscow to Istanbul signaled a bomb threat over Polish airspace. Upon arrival in Hungarian airspace, the plane with Turkish insignia was identified by fighter jets and then escorted to the Hungarian-Romanian border, where it left Hungarian airspace. The Gripens remained in the area after the plane left Hungarian airspace and performed a patrol task, after which they returned to the base in Kecskemét – the HM said in the morning.
3. In a democracy, you bypass all due process and punish people right there and then on the street for, whatever he did.
Maybe his mask slipped off his nose at Costco.
Caption here reads: Beating Marauders in Melitopol. 18+ Do not watch for the faint of heart! Google translated from Russian. So maybe this is Russian propaganda or maybe this is what they are doing to looters in Ukraine. Looting in wartime is typically treated pretty harshly. Only the government is allowed to do that.
Don’t let the propaganda fool you. These are really adverts for packing tape. It is interesting though, that a passing guy beats the fellow tied to the tree with the butt of his rifle. Might explain why Trudeau is so fond of the place and its leader.
4. Trudeau headed to Europe for emergency NATO meetings