"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." -- John Adams

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How does this end? With Hamas holding firm and fighting back in Gaza, Israel faces only bad options

 

The Israeli military said Thursday that its troops continued operating in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah, in central Gaza and in Jabaliya.

By  JOSEPH KRAUSS

Updated 7:10 AM CDT, May 23, 2024 

 

The United States and NATO are weighing the deployment of additional military advisers to its embassy in Kyiv as Russia appears to be gaining ground in the two-year conflict in Ukraine. The advisers would serve in a non-combat role focusing on advising and supporting the Ukrainian government and military.

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Israeli forces kill dozens of Palestinians in strikes across Gaza Strip

The attacks come as Israeli ground forces push farther into the overcrowded southern city of Rafah.

Palestinians sit by the rubble of a family house that was hit overnight in an Israeli bombardment in the Tal as-Sultan neighbourhood of Rafah in southern Gaza [AFP]

There is shocking information about misappropriation and rampant loot of billions of Western funds sent to Ukraine. According to a report published in Pravda, Martyna Bohuslavets, who heads Mezha Anti-Corruption Center, said, “Millions of dollars that were intended for the construction of fortifications in the Kharkiv region were instead “transferred to Kharkiv OVA (Ukrainian Kharkiv Regional Military Administration) to front companies of avatars”.

Western leaders will try to bring down Zelensky under the pretext of his illegitimacy MikeRivero

The decision by Volodymyr Zelensky not to resort to the Constitutional Court to confirm his legitimacy as president of Ukraine will undermine his authority in the West, according to Ukrainian writer Sergey Maidukov in an article for Newsweek.

“I believe that Zelensky’s decision not to seek the intervention of the Constitutional Court poses a significant risk to both himself and the entire nation of Ukraine,” he wrote.

After Raisi, the Unendurable Endures Ladylove

James W. Carden 

Last Sunday, a helicopter carrying Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and six others crashed in the mountains of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province. 

Russia suggested UN that Kakhovka Dam Disaster Investigation have to focus on HIMARS Strike MikeRivero

Russia hopes that the investigation into the rocket strike on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, which was carried out by the Ukrainian military last year, will concern the suppliers of HIMARS rockets, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, told the UN Security Council in an open debate on the protection of civilians in civil conflicts.

US trying to kill Russian troops with AI, but Moscows electronic warfare is in the way MikeRivero

Back in December last year, the United States announced that it wanted to deploy “Skynet-style weapons” against its geopolitical adversaries. The relevant reports revealed that the Pentagon is even using new military nomenclature for such a system, calling it ADA2 or all-domain attritable autonomous weapons (not to be confused with the similarly named A2/AD or anti-access/area denial weapons).