Links outside the bubble
Plus 9 “Short Takes” at the end that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
BEING OBJECTIVE IS COMPATIBLE WITH SANITY AND MORALITY. SINCE THE MEDIA IN BOTH BUBBLES HAVE ABANDONED PRINCIPLE, EVERY NEWS CONSUMER MUST CREATE ONE’S OWN OBJECTIVE SPACE BETWEEN THE BUBBLES. DON’T BE A ONE SOURCE JOCKEY; RIDE SOME OF THESE:
NEWS NOW - top global aggregator with updates by the minute: https://www.newsnow.com/us/World/Asia/Russia
PRAVDA - means TRUTH as only top gov’t newspaper can deliver: https://english.pravda.ru/russia/
THE MOSCOW TIMES - uncensored news as you like it and they don’t: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/
RUSSIA INSIDER - Orthodox Christianity meets the news: https://russia-insider.com/en
TASS - top Russian news agency since Soviet times: https://tass.com/
SPUTNIK NEWS - a little Russian growl with your morning coffee: https://sputniknews.com/
RT INTERNATIONAL - all the transparency the gov’t sees fit to print: https://www.rt.com/ If you really need to know the Russian response, only one program is a must on RT: “CrossTalk” hosted by Peter Lavelle, an American conservative working in Moscow.
JOHNSON’S LIST - looking through a Western prism: https://russialist.org/
STRATEGIC CULTURE - where intellectual curiosity thrives: https://www.strategic-culture.org/
PLEASE SUGGEST ANY ENGLISH LANGUAGE SITES, BANNED OR NOT, THAT ARE HARD TO GET IN THE WEST.
👁The election of a Black man, Barack Obama, didn’t mean the U.S. wasn’t a racist country. Neither does the election of a Jew, Volodomir Zelensky, mean that Ukraine isn’t dominated by neo-Nazis.
👁Mitt Romney suggests Putin is likely to go nuclear and we should be prepared. How do you prepare, unless the US opts for a pre-emptive first strike. Soon, KABOOM.
👁Sanctions are illegal unless blessed by the UN. But that doesn’t faze the US or the EU. However, boycotts and ostracism can have economic consequences that can be redressed in civil courts.
👁With Western economies being boomeranged by sanctions, Biden decided to lift sanctions against drilling for new oil near Venezuela. Well, guess what country has remained Venezuela’s steadfast friend in resisting US efforts to topple the government?
👁The Russian Army is learning valuable lessons in Ukraine. It will emerge ready for anything Europe has to offer. Unlike NATO and EU armies that are well schooled in the tactics of mud hut warfare.
👁The ruble became the strongest currency in the world in May as sanctioning countries scrambled to pay for oil and gas in rubles.
👁The eastern and southern world is watching to see if Russia is successful in warding off US economic warfare. If it is, then Katie bar the doors.
👁Rumors keep circulating in the West about Putin’s fatal illness. If so, then he doesn’t have much time to achieve his goals. Watch out!
👁Denmark announced it will send anti-ship missiles to Ukraine for use against Russia’s Black Sea fleet. So after the first ship is struck, isn’t Russia justified to target Danish ships or missile building facilities?