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The Casualties of Empire

Welcome to the Absurd

Consortium News
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:

Don't take this course

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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