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Ban on Russian Cats
March 3, 2022
This is the extent of voluntary reaction to events in Ukraine.
By Joe Lauria
Special to Consortium News

The International Federation of Felines (FIFe) on Tuesday ordered a ban on the importation of Russian-bred cats, presumably anywhere in the world. 
“No cat bred in Russia may be imported and registered in any FIFe pedigree book outside Russia, regardless of, which organization issued its pedigree,” the FIFe board said in a statement.

Smart money and stupid money

Three of the smartest commentators on the world situation, the Saker, Pepe Escobar, and Michael Hudson, combine here to give us a lucid description of whjere the Ukraine conflict is actually going. Let us remind ourselves for the second time what real smart Americans are thinking about this:

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Michael McFaul
Please don't give Putin propagandists a platform on your media platforms. There is a time and place for hearing two sides of an issue. This tragic moment in European history is not one of them. Do not give false equivalency to voices of evil and voices of good.
4:46 AM · Feb 24, 2022·Twitter Web App

Troglodytes of their echoing caves and victims

Breakaway Ukrainian regions order mobilization
The head of the Donetsk People’s Republic has called on all able-bodied men to stand up to “Kiev’s aggression”
A soldier of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic on the frontline in eastern Ukraine, February 15, 2022. © Sergey Averin/Sputnik
Russia Times
Breakaway Ukrainian regions order mobilization — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Substance and thought on the Ukraine

The article below has rationally organized facts gained from years of study and experience in Russia. They are an anecdote to the tissue of lies our government is feeding us. You';ll have to excuse it: it's currently in the hands of a feeble unpopular Democratic Party, greedier for wealth today and enough votes tomorrow to hang onto their privilege and their pork barrels than it could ever be for a decent reputation in the world. -- wmh


Asia Times

The road from the fog of bullshit to the fog of war

Our government has orchestrated a "story" about the Ukraine, Russia and NATO that is missing so many details that would give it even a whiff of reality that we are actually being clobbered hourly by lies in the service of warmongers in Washington trying to make their insanity history instead of stark ravings in an echo chamber that is effectively walled off from the American people by greed for money, power, and the blood of other peoples' children. -- Bill Hatch