Sun Jan 15th, 2023 at 04:46:02 PM EST
Zelensky uses each and every opportunity to get more advanced weapons delivered from NATO allies ..
From day one ...
Ukraine's Zelensky asks citizens to resist and Europe to do more
Yesterday and today ...
Once blood flows and "investment" increases in warfare, one gets a perpetuum mobile to sustain a stupid, senseless war! 😡
No one wants this war and only a handful of delegates in government have their hands on the lever ...
Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger
Zelensky on Diplomacy
Escalation fears ease after NATO, Warsaw say missile that hit Poland was
Russian Ukrainian stray ... was hit on flat also a S-300 missile stray hit?
Ukraine weapons: What military equipment is the
world NATO giving? | BBC News - 1 day ago |
Poland Sees Economic Opportunities In War
Poland proposes Western Europe countries to buy AHS Krab self-propelled howitzers for Ukraine
UK proposes to build a munition factory in Poland for Ukraine War
[BBC Interview Sunday morning with a Tory defense MP]
will send 4 Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopters to Ukraine 🇺🇦
Story was hours later pulled by the Mirror … Oops … the story I’d not there = 404 =
This is clutching at straws. MoD is saying the story about sending Apaches is wrong, full stop. They aren't quibbling with variants etc.
… From the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the UK directly provided significant military aid to Ukraine including a large quantity of anti-tank weapons such as the NLAW, and the Stormer StarStreak.
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War and Algorithm | by Max Liljefors, Gregor Noll, and Daniel Steuer |
War and Algorithm looks at the increasing power of algorithms in these emerging forms of warfare from the perspectives of critical theory, philosophy, legal studies, and visual studies. The contributions in this volume grapple with the challenges posed by algorithmic warfare and trace the roots of new forms of war in the technological practices and forms of representation of the digital age. Together, these contributions provide a first step toward understanding--and resisting--our emerging world of war.
- Law's Ends: On Algorithmic Warfare and Humanitarian Violence (p. 105 Sara Kendall)
- Omnivoyance and Blindness (p. 127 Max Liljefors)
- Of the Pointless View: From the Ecotechnology to the
Echotheology of Omnivoyant War (p. 165 Allen Feldman)
On the Future Perfect of Artificial Intelligence and War: War and Algorithm -- An Academic Review.
Contextual Image of Perpetual War
Intense days in Poland to support Ukraine | by Josep Borrell - Dec. 4, 2022 |
The OSCE was created during the Cold War, in the wake of the Helsinki agreement of 1975, to ensure early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation. Since almost fifty years, with its today 57 participating countries, it has played a very significant role to preserve a relatively stable European peace order, despite various conflicts and crises.
OSCE report Donbas - Who Is Firing At Whom and Who Is Lying About It? | MoA - Feb. 20, 2022 |
Seems the member states are focused more on post-war issues … great work … destruction of Europe as the US administrations managed to divide Europe into East and West …
Ukraine Caught Between East and West, Red and Blue | Oct 3rd, 2019 |
A long history of a divided nation, caught up in collapse of West-European and Eastern Empires and the Rise and Fall of Communism in the 20th Century. The oligarchs run the nation ...
Ukraine's western pro-European cities warn they could break away | The Guardian - Feb. 21, 2014 |
Police no longer seen on streets in Lviv while local troops say they will refuse to carry out certain commands
While protests continue on the streets of central Kiev, the cities in the west of Ukraine are slipping towards autonomy with new parallel governments and security forces that have openly admitted they have deserted to the side of protesters.
In Lviv, the heartland of Ukrainian nationalism, firearms have been stolen from local military bases and police are no longer to be seen on the streets.
Amid talk of civil war, few want to see any permanent division between the country's mainly Russian-speaking east and the more pro-European west, but many admit there is a risk it could happen.
Indeed an American coordinated tragedy to happen just three days later …
Insufficiently diverse: The problem of nonviolent leverage and radicalization of Ukraine’s Maidan uprising, 2013–2014 |
The article explains the violent radicalization of the initially peaceful Maidan uprising in January 2014 as the result of failure to build efficient leverage against Viktor Yanukovych with nonviolent methods. Maidan lacked critical diversity of nonviolent tactics insofar as directly disruptive methods of noncooperation (e.g., strikes and boycott) remained small-scale and inefficient.
The Maidan protest coalition primarily lacked social-organizational resources, i.e. authoritative civil society organizations and strong labor movement, for developing nonviolent leverage that was partially connected to gaps in ideological and regional diversity and partially to unfavorable structural conditions. However, radical nationalists actively participating in the protests possessed a unique combination of resources for initiating and diffusing efficient, coordinated, and strategic violence.
Ukrainian Nationalists and the Holocaust of Eastern Galician and Volhynian Jews
Supporting Ukraine’s Difficult Path Towards Reforms | Jacques Delors Institute Berlin - October 2015 |
An extremist pro-Western government unwilling to compromise with the Russian speaking population led to the irreversible destruction of Ukraine … similar to the collapse of Yugoslavia … leading to war.
Related reading …
How the Kosovo Air War Foreshadowed the Crisis in Ukraine | The New Yorker - Feb. 15, 2022 | by Masha Gessen
Twenty-three years later, Kremlin propagandists still use the NATO bombing campaign to justify their own actions.
The Legality of the NATO Bombing Operation in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia | Pace International Law Review - 1999 |
Former Kosovo rebel commander convicted of war crimes by Hague court | EuroNews - Dec. 16, 2022 |
For the first time, a former Kosovo Liberation Army commander has been found guilty of war crimes at a special tribunal in the Hague.
Salih Mustafawas sentenced to 26 years for murder and torture at a prison he ran during the 1998-99 independence conflict with Serbia.
Kosovo’s president resigns to face war crimes charges in The Hague | The Guardian - Nov. 5, 2020 |
Kosovo’s president, Hashim Thaçi, a guerrilla leader during the country’s war for independence from Serbia in the 1990s, has resigned to face charges for war crimes and crimes against humanity at a special court based in The Hague.
Thaçi announced his resignation at a news conference in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital. He said he was taking the step “to protect the integrity of the presidency of Kosovo”.
Ukraine Suggest a Peace Summit in Februari … only Friends Invite
Ukraine eyes peace summit in February | Le Monde - Dec. 26, 2022 |
Ukraine's government is aiming to have a peace summit by the end of February, preferably at the United Nations with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as a possible mediator, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told Associated Press on Monday, December 26.
Mr. Kuleba said he was "absolutely satisfied" with the results of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's visit to the US last week. He said that the US government had made a special plan to get the Patriot missile battery ready to be operational in Ukraine in less than six months. Usually, the training takes up to a year.
Mr. Kuleba said Ukraine would do whatever it can to win the war in 2023, adding that diplomacy always played an important role.
"Every war ends in a diplomatic way," he said. “Every war ends as a result of the actions taken on the battlefield and at the negotiating table."
"The United Nations could be the best venue for holding this summit because this is not about making a favor to a certain country," he said. "This is really about bringing everyone on board."
Asked about whether Russia would be invited to the summit, Mr. Kuleba said that Russia would need to be prosecuted for war crimes at an international court, for example, first.
Kuleba’s “negotiating table” is quite likel an unconditional and dishonorable surrender in a railway carriage outside of Lviv