I was stunned. Sooooo… off to a web search! It was incredible - JewToob was lit up with vids showing victory in the city! Russians captured! Russians in retreat! Russians evacuating civilians!!! Martial law!!! The tide had turned!!! WTF??? Was the General finally right about something…? And I? Out to lunch?
Then I noticed the authors of the vids: CNN. ABC. MSNBC. The Guardian. The same guys that told us that chinkypox was an extinction level event. That masks can stop a virus, and that the vaccine would save us. That Trump was an orange Hitler. That pedophiles are valuable contributors in the schooling of our kids. But this time? You can bet they’re telling God’s honest truth about the ‘Kraine! Victory in Kherson!!!
Pull my other finger, morons.
My usual sources, some of them actual Russian officers, admit that they made some strategic retreats in Kherson. Other areas were easily held. Yes, they are flooding resources into the area. Yes, they are frantically shooing the civvies out. They suffered some minor losses and inflicted minor losses on the Ukes.They’re doing all this because they are going to do the same thing here that they did at Marioupol. They’re going to pull their guys back, invite the Ukes in - then surround it and turn the area into a cauldron with artillery.
My worry in all this is that I will get caught in a bubble where I find myself surrounded by other people that think like I do, while real world events leave me looking as stupid as General Aesop does. But for now… I believe the Russians. We’ll see how that works out.
In the meantime? Britain is on the ropes financially and cannot support American sanctions much longer. As are fwance, Germany and Poland. Here, the skies are starting to cloud over, fall is giving way to winter… and so it must go for Europe, one would think. In the Kraine the power grid is knocked out, which in turn are causing other hardships on infrastructure. Saudi Arabia, China, and India have told Joe Biden to FOAD. If I have anything wrong - be a sport and let me know in the comments.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful day, and that you stay warm in the days ahead.