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Do NOT Fear Putin’s Demise : Victory for Ukraine – Democracy for Russia

Garry Kasparov and Mikhail Khodorkovsky | Foreign Affairs

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin

The regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin is living on borrowed time. The tide of history is turning, and everything from Ukraine’s advances on the battlefield to the West’s enduring unity and resolve in the face of Putin’s aggression points to 2023 being a decisive year. If the West holds firm, Putin’s regime will likely collapse in the near future.

Yet some of Ukraine’s key partners continue to resist supplying Kyiv with the weapons it needs to deliver the knockout punch. The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden in particular seems afraid of the chaos that could accompany a decisive Kremlin defeat. It has declined to send the tanks, long-range missile systems, and drones that would allow Ukrainian forces to take the fight to their attackers, reclaim their territory, and end the war. The end of Putin’s tyrannical rule will indeed radically change Russia and the rest of the world — but not in the way the White House thinks. Rather than destabilizing Russia and its neighbors, a Ukrainian victory would eliminate a powerful revanchist force and boost the cause of democracy worldwide.        Continue reading

CHINA-AFRICA: The Myth of the Chinese Debt Trap in Africa – video

 CHINA-AFRICA: The Myth of the Chinese Debt Trap in Africa – video

Over the past two decades, China has built large infrastructure projects in almost every country in Africa, making Western powers uncomfortable amid wider concerns about Beijing’s investments across the continent. However, a deeper look shows that accusations of so-called debt trap diplomacy turn out to be unfounded.

#Africa #China #BloombergQuicktake

COMMENTS on YOUTUBE:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-QDEWwSkP0

USA: New York Politics: Why George Santos Won’t Resign – By LUKE SAVAGE | JACOBIN

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By: LUKE SAVAGE | JACOBIN   – More on George Santos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Santos

In a world where norms and codes of conduct mattered, George Santos’s would be an open and shut case. But as long as he remains useful to the narrow Republican House majority, the chronically dishonest congressman likely isn’t going anywhere.

Last November, a thirty-four-year-old Republican from Queens who currently identifies himself as George Santos was elected to represent New York’s third congressional district. Beyond these somewhat rudimentary facts, however, the objective reality of “George Santos” has become increasingly difficult to discern. Indeed, the millennial human being — who has also gone by the monikers Anthony Santos, George Devolder, Anthony Zabrovsky, and George Anthony Santos-Devolder — appears to have premised his entire public-facing identity on a series of falsehoods and fabrications so brazen and audacious that they make even a seasoned bullshit artist like Donald Trump look like Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar.        Continue reading

WORLD: GLOBAL Cyber Attack ‘Likely This Year’ (Says WEF) – video

Commentary By Neil McCoy-Ward

Comments on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvbaf6Uypnc

USA_CANADA: The New $4.4BN Mega Bridge Connecting US & Canada! – video

USA_CANADA: The New $4.4BN Mega Bridge Connecting US & Canada!

Comments on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV9mQtrKaxs

CHINA: China’s population falls for first time since 1961 – BBC News video

CHINA: China’s population falls for first time since 1961 – BBC News

Comments  from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaemqDZZkMg

VIEWPOINT: The World Economy No Longer Needs Russia

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin

VIEWPOINT: The World Economy No Longer Needs Russia

With alternative sources in place, Putin’s attempt at blackmailing Europe on energy has failed.

By Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, the Lester Crown professor in management practice and a senior associate dean at the Yale School of Management, and Steven Tian, the director of research at the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute. | Foreign Policy

For much of the past year, and since his invasion of Ukraine last February, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been riding high on his supposed energy omnipotence, holding the global economy hostage to his whims. Since last summer, Putin has choked off natural gas supplies to Europe, hoping that Europeans, shivering and without heat during the winter, would turn on their leaders and make it politically infeasible to continue support for Ukraine.               Continue reading

USA: Don’t Minimize Biden’s Classified-Information Mess | The Atlantic

US President Joe Biden

The Third Rail – David French | The Atlantic

If there is any one thought that can unite a weary public – along with the idea that Dolly Parton is the greatest living American – it is that we’re sick of classified-information scandals. In 2015, a former director of the CIA pleaded guilty to unauthorized retention and removal of classified information. The next year, FBI Director James Comey condemned Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information – even as he declined to recommend charges against her.

Last year, the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago to seize classified documents that Donald Trump had allegedly taken from the White House and withheld from the government. But that’s not the only thing that happened in 2022. In November, President Joe Biden’s lawyers allegedly discovered a small set of classified documents at a Washington think tank, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.      Continue reading

HISTORY: Yes, We Lived in a great generation – The Best Ever Generation

This is about us (who are 50/60/70 years and above)* –
we should be proud……

*Best Era Ever; Best ever generation*

Born in ………………..40s/50s /60s/70s
Grew up in …………..60s/70s
Educated in …………70s/80s
Ventured out in ……80s/90
Stabilised a bit in….2000s
Got a bit wiser in…..2010s
*Made it to ………….2022 oooph!*
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USA: Chris Hedges | The HORRIFIC State of the American Empire – Video

🔴 Chris Hedges | American Empire is FINISHED: https://youtu.be/OW52qqlQiJQ 🔴 Professor Richard Wolff | Workplace DICTATORS: https://youtu.be/L-4mG595duU Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion:   Continue reading

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