Tuesday, May 28, 2024

This And That...

As was expected, the Taliban will be recognized by Moscow as a legitimate government of Afghanistan and that makes it much easier to cooperate on the issue of ISIS (euphemism for the US and UK) threat (in Russian), plus continuing support in food, energy, materials et al for government in Kabul to remain stable. It always was the matter of not if but when. Now, from Washington:

Moscow will fight all attempts to distort history, the Russian ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov has declared, in response to a claim by US President Joe Biden that the US was responsible for winning the Second World War. Biden visited Arlington Cemetery in the capital to pay respects to fallen US troops on Memorial Day and to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The president told the gathering that the servicemen who are buried at the cemetery had fought in “every major conflict in history” and, among other things, managed to “defeat fascism.” On June 6, 1944, the US soldiers “took to the beaches of Normandy and liberated a continent and literally saved the world,” he claimed. The president’s remarks are part of a campaign by Washington, Ambassador Antonov wrote on Telegram on Monday, which is aimed at “cynical belittlement and even disavowal of the decisive role of the Soviet Union in crushing the fascists” during that conflict, which in Russia is called the Great Patriotic War (June 1941-May 1945).

I agree with Antonov--it is a deliberate campaign which is decades old and will only accelerate. Ironically, it is also the reason why the US cannot win a war since 1950 due to "lessons" learned from something which actually... didn't happen. If one wants to draw "lessons" from Patton's campaign in Lorraine against 10 operational Wehrmacht tanks and whole regiments composed of cooks, deaf Germans and soldiers with stomach ulcers--sure. But that is what Washington wants to continue to do and, eventually, it will "win" wars in Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somali et al. It is as simple as that. I am sure US Army annihilating three Axis army groups around Chicago in 1943 will be emblazoned in golden letters in the history of warfare. But, sarcasm aside, reducing oneself to a Stolen Valor MO (BTW, criminal offense) is yet another sign of disintegrating society. I also want to STRESS this point--this in no way belittles heroism and sacrifice of Western Allies' soldiers and sailors who did their duty with honor. But numbers also do not lie. 

And here it comes:

Putin also publicly, in fact--brutally, rebuked Lukashenko after he started speculating about "negotiations". As per radar in Armavir--120 hours passed by, any new "photos", and I mean real ones, not photoshopped? I am still waiting. I am just saying (not one way or another)--it is so easy to make photo from within the flat circle with the radius of 20 kilometers: 3.14 x 20^2 = 3.14 x 400 = 1, 256 square kilometers.

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