The next incident between U.S. and Russian forces will likely be an escalation over what happened with USS Donald Cook this weekend.
MAIN LINK: http://jkbrent.hubpages.com/hub/Russian-brinkmanship-in-the-Black-Sea
Putin & Medvedev no doubt suffered side-splitting laughter at the Pentagon’s official response.
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I changed the look and title of the page as you all can see. As for the look, I’m trying something different and it might change again. Feedback on the new look is more than welcome. You’re each more experienced hands at WordPress than I. ;-)
The title change was something I was thinking about anyway, and now that I’m on internet radio as a guest commentator, that kind of sealed the deal in my mind. Being a radio guest came totally out of the blue about a month ago.
One other big change is my association with Examiner.com. I’ve come to the decision that no future work I do will appear there. That decision was building for a while.
Examiner doesn’t seem to be interested in honest journalism or analysis, but rather quick and dirty ‘shock’ headlines. And, their main bread and butter seems to be wall to wall pop-culture rumor mill, aimed at the lowest common social denominator.
So, people who write about the things I do are kept at the end of a very long line for content promotion on their site. Except when it is a story about conspiracy theories, or painting U.S. service members in a bad light. They give those kind of stories top billing along with stories pushing what I call, “Islarmism”.
I’ll still be writing for World Review. But, the bulk of my work will be on Hubpages (very writer-friendly site) and at some point in the future, more so right here on WordPress. I think my writing will be better. Because I won’t be tethered to the ‘quick and dirty’ business model.
Thanks to all for your readership, likes, comments and most of all your own blog posts! You all do great work!
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Storming of the police station in Kramatorsk by what are quite obviously Russian troops. Later in the video, you see thugs hurried in wearing civilian clothes to haul down the Ukrainian flags, to make it look like a local uprising.There has also been a firefight in Sloviansk, Ukraine with casualties on both sides. Ukrainian counter-terrorism forces attempted to retake the police station there.
MAIN LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XKRiCZCw-Q
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Tagged civilian clothes, Donetsk Oblast, gunfire, Kramatorsk, land grab, Military, mobilization, police station, politics, power grab, protests, putin, Russia, russian military, russian troops, storming, Ukraine, Ukrainian flags
MAIN LINK: http://www.examiner.com/article/russian-seizure-of-eastern-ukraine-underway?cid=db_articles
A photo from Donetsk, Ukraine April 13th. Russian in full combat gear, with no insignia except the Ribbon of St. George.
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Tagged Crimea, Donetsk, fith column, Kerry, Kharkiv, Kherson, Lavrov, Luhansk, Military, mobilization, NATO, Odessa, politics, power grab, protesters, protests, provocateurs, putin, Russia, russian military, saboteurs, spies, treachery, treason, Tsariov, Ukraine, United States
This is one I wrote this morning. The Kremlin is making a point with this and last month’s larger drop, which ties in to their overall Arctic military buildup. It’s a warning to both NATO and China that the Arctic is not going to be any Achilles Heel. Last month’s drop was 350 troops on Russian territory. This morning was only 90 men. But, was at an international Polar station, which is an adrift ice floe rather than a fixed point of land. There was a lesser ‘point’ being made with that too.
MAIN LINK: http://www.examiner.com/article/russian-paratroops-drop-at-polar-station?cid=db_articles
VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w32kaOYb7lo
Russian paratrooper preparing to jump over the Arctic.
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Tagged Achilles Heel, Arctic, Arctic Cricle, Arctic Ocean, China, gas exploration, IL-76, Military, mobilization, NATO, North Pole, Norway, oil exploration, paratroopers, Polar station, politics, putin, Russia, Russian Arctic, russian military, Russian territory