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September 16, 2023

FT no paywall: The RACE TO save Ukraines Abducted Children

Last weekend, during a trip to Kyiv, I glimpsed a newly released photograph of some Ukrainian parents with their children, whose faces were blurred out. The adults mostly wore expressions of shock or exhaustion, but one young woman had donned a baseball cap and grinned broadly as she tightly clutched two kids.

In some senses, this image, released by Dmytro Lubinets, Ukraine’s humanitarian ombudsman, is a sign of hope. The children in question arrived back in Ukraine last Friday, having been removed to Russia several months ago without their families’ consent.

But it also points to a challenge that has received too little global attention. Since Russia’s invasion, many Ukrainian children have been grabbed by Russian soldiers and officials, and dispatched east. Lubinets said he has records of almost 20,000 such deportations. He added, however, that Russia’s children’s rights commissioner, Maria Lvova-Belova, has proudly claimed “several times” that there are 700,000 Ukrainian children in Russia. (In March, the International Criminal Court charged her and President Vladimir Putin with war crimes.)

September 15, 2023

The latest from Ukraine: UAF have liberated Andriivka

A village south of Bahkmut that has been fought over for many weeks.



Meanwhile on the Verbove Robotyne main thrust front. advances are proving more difficult, for the moment. russians have sent significant reinforcements to the area.

September 15, 2023

Three Years Letterman analyzes the Hunter indictment!

Coach is a youth football coaching legend. He's not just some random clown.🤡


September 14, 2023

Kraken and Cheese to be tried together and alone starting 10/23


I wouldn't be too surprised if one or both speedy trial motions get withdrawn. Otherwise I'll have to set aside some TV time come November.
September 14, 2023

Ukraines attack on Sevastopol Also Targeted Imprtant Ships Crossing The Black Sea:

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Shortly after the cruise missile attacks on Sevastopol, warships are seen escorting 2 Russian Government linked ships across the Black Sea. These ships were likely attacked by Ukrainian maritime drones (USVs) just hours earlier.
Ukraine’s Attack On Sevastopol Also Targeted Important Ships Crossing Black Sea
Two Russian ships, the tanker Yaz and the suspected arms runner Ursa Major, are headed to Istanbul where they will leave the Black Sea. Evidence suggests that, at the same time as the cruise missile attack on Sevastopol, they were targeted by Ukrainian maritime drones.
H I Sutton 14 Sep 2023

The first indications of the attack, shared with Naval News, came before 3am local time on September 13. By morning imagery of fierce fires in Sevastopol were coming in, and it soon emerged that two Russian Navy vessels were hit. The cruise missile attack on Sevastopol got world attention. A Russian Navy landing ship and a submarine were damaged, possibly destroyed.

Taking these vessels out of the fight is a significant success for Ukraine. But there is a lot which has been going less reported. Ukraine also attempted to thwart Russia’s vital weapons and military fuel supplies which flow in and out of the Black Sea.

Simultaneously with the cruise missile strike there was an attack by Ukrainian USVs (maritime drones). It is likely that the USVs (uncrewed surface vessels) were targeting key Russian ships sailing across the Black Sea.


The Black Sea may soon become a Ukrainian Lake.

September 14, 2023

The latest from Ukraine: Ukraine destroyed a $1billion radar

And missile launch site in Crimea last night.




Russian Air defenses are systematically being destroyed in Crimea. It appears it has lost the ability to defend itself from Ukraine's drones and missiles.

Of course, Security Chief General Budanov is not commenting.


September 13, 2023

The latest from Ukraine: Ukraine attacked dry docks in Crimea overnight

Damaging a Russian landing ship and a submarine of the type that launches missiles at civilian targets in Ukraine. They may have used missiles rather than drones since the payloads appear to have been large.





Reports are the sub was destroyed. One of only four the russians are using. Elon Musk must be hiding under his desk because putin once told him WW 3 would break out if something like this happened. The transport ship was probably used to transport large amounts of supplies.
Perhaps the most significant thing is that Russia had no air defense guarding the base of its black sea fleet.

If, and it's a big if, Ukraine can keep this up, thay can eliminate the russian navy from this area of the Black Sea.

September 12, 2023

Famous Clinton political advisor Doug Sosnik was on Michael Smerconish's show this AM

It was worth the listen. Highlights:

1. Pay no attention to national polls. The only polls that matter are NH, NC, GA, PA, WI, MI, NV and AZ.
2. Our politics will become less toxic beginning in 2028. That's when the Baby Boomers will begin to die off.
3. Trump cannot win without a third party candidate in the race.
4. The election will be close and will be decided by people who dislike both Biden and Trump.

September 11, 2023

New Hurricane Lee variant projection! New England May Be Doomed!

See where Hurricane Lee is headed

Major Hurricane Lee will continue to grow in size after a crucial northward turn midweek which will determine the extent and severity of its impact on the Northeast, New England, Bermuda and Canada.

Lee was a 120-mph, Category 3 hurricane on Monday, located well north of the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico in the Atlantic Ocean. It is expected to weaken, grow in size and speed up after it makes its northward turn in the coming days.

Although it may be weaker, a larger storm has the potential to impact a more widespread area, increasing the likelihood that Lee will affect the Eastern Seaboard – even it’s not in the form of a direct landfall.

“Even as the peak winds come down, the wind field of Lee is going to continue to grow in size,” National Hurricane Center Director Michael Brennan said in a Monday storm briefing. “We could see the tropical storm-force winds expand by 50 to 60 to 70%.”


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