William Lind: An Officer Corps That Can’t Score
...our officers live in a bubble. Even junior officers inhabit a world where they hear only endless, hyperbolic praise of “the world’s greatest military ever.” They feed this swill to each other and expect it from everyone else. If they don’t get it, they become angry. Senior officers’ bubbles, created by vast, sycophantic staffs, rival Xerxes’s court. Woe betide the ignorant courtier who tells the god-king something he doesn’t want to hear. (I know—I’ve done it, often.)AmConMag: In Ukraine, Not All Uprisings Are Equal
VOR: Whatever US may do, Putin has already won - Fox News analyst
WaPo: U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says
Reuters: Russia criticizes Washington's assessment of accord on Ukraine
RT: Putin Speaks —"Against whom are you going to use the artillery and aircraft?"
Jim Dean: East Ukraine Babushkas Beat Back Kiev Coup
Robert Parry: Ukraine and The Dangerous Neocon-R2P Alliance
Mike Shedlock: "Insatiable" Idiocy from the Economist on What to Do About Russia; Warmongers Can't Think
The whole point of the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, The WST, the National Putz, you name it, is to prevent you from thinking by filling your mind with an enless stream of lying garbage. And the marvelous thing about the newspaper and magazine business is that people not only pay to have their immortal soul filled with trash, but actually feel intellectually and morally superior to anyone whose mind has not been so polluted.
Mike Shedlock: On the asininity of a peace accord made without consultation with one side to the dispute
Mike Shedlock: Ukraine Accord: Key Uninvited Group to Peacy Party Doesn't Like the Deal
RT: ‘Letter to Jews’, which Kerry cited, appears to be fake
RT: Kiev halts military op. in East Ukraine, promises Russian language status choice
Guardian: Pro-Russian separatists defiant as Ukraine peace moves flounder
New York Times: Ukraine Push Against Rebels Grinds to Halt
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — A military operation that the Ukrainian government said would confront pro-Russian militants in the east of the country unraveled in disarray on Wednesday with the entire contingent of 21 armored vehicles that had separated into two columns surrendering or pulling back before nightfall. It was a glaring humiliation for the new government in Kiev.Carry the Flag: East Ukraine Jew Registration Tale Reeks of CIA Psyop
Itar-Tass: Europe understands there is no backtracking on Crimea — Russian EU ambassador
No, Russia must retreat and accept public humiliation for recovering its Black Sea naval base from the US-backed Neo-Nazis in Kyiv, otherwise the US of Arrogance would be humiliated, which can never be.
RINF: NATO Lies About US/German Pledge Not to Move Nato Forces Eastward
Zero Hedge: Russia Confirms Troop Build-Up Near Ukraine; Warns West, More Sanctions "Absolutely Unacceptable"
BBC: Eastern Ukraine militants snub Geneva deal on crisis
John Pilger: Nato's action plan in Ukraine is right out of Dr Strangelove
Zero Hedge: Ukraine Tanks Stopped By Unarmed Woman
Zero Hedge: Ukraine "De-escalation" Voided As Pro-Russia Militia Refuse To Vacate Occupied Buildings
... the Ukraine "separatist" milita... has announced that they will only leave the occupied east Ukraine buildings if the interim government in Kiev resigns.Zero Hedge: Putin's Top 10 Q&A Quotes: "The US Will Cut Off Their Nose To Spite Their Face"
... in an amusing twist, the militia has flipped the Geneva agreement on its head, alleging that if they are to abide by a signed document, so should the "illegitimate" government, which as a reminder took power following a US-assisted coup, even though an explicit agreement was signed on February 21 between Ukraine and western powers previously retaining Yanukovich as president of the country, and ushering in presidential elections later in 2014.
Global Research: $30 Billion Oil Pipeline to Be Built from Russia to India through Northwest China
RT: Kiev: Military operation in Ukraine southeast to go on despite Geneva agreement
RT: Obarmy — Screw the Geneva Agreement, We're Imposing More Sanctions on Russia