If You Think The United States Is Ready For A Conventional War With Russia or China, Think Again

Source: A Son of the New American Revolution.

The writer responds to a just-released GAO report on U.S. military readiness. He says he doesn’t want to be a “Debbie Downer,” but he’s a Debbie Downer.

A lot of western propaganda claims that Russia, in particular, has a weak military. I am unable to find any substantive reports to support that proposition, but it is perhaps more enlightening to contemplate Russia’s alleged military weakness in terms of our own.

As for China, who knows?

As Russian Army Falters in Ukraine, Paramilitary Leader Close to Putin Flexes Power

https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-russian-army-falters-in-ukraine-paramilitary-leader-close-to-putin-flexes-power-11668258001

I’m hearing more and more about Yevgeny Prigozhin, Putin’s Chef, and leader of the paramilitary group Wagner. As evil as Putin is, he’s not stupid. I honestly don’t believe Putin would resort to nukes. But, if Prigozhin takes power, all bets are off.

Prigozhin has been keeping his Wagner group just far enough out of the action that he won’t take any heat for the losses in Kherson. He’s building training camps on the Russian side of the border “to prepare local residents in case the war in Ukraine comes to Russian soil.” Does he really think Ukraine is going to invade Russia? Or is he preparing his own private army for something else?

Anyway, I think Mr. Prigozhin bears watching.

Elections have consequences.

If Catherine Cortez Masto wins in Nevada – and it appears increasingly likely that she will with most of the uncounted votes coming from Democratic strongholds – then Herschel Walker will lose BIGLY on December 6th in Georgia. With control of the Senate no longer at stake, there is no earthly reason for any sentient person who cares about our country to vote for maybe the least qualified and most unworthy candidate ever nominated for high office.

And, when all the dust settles and the Democrats have increased their control of the Senate by one more vote, the oversized role of Senator Manchin will come to an end. And that, IMHO, is a good thing.

Meanwhile, one of the Democrats the Right most loves to hate, Governor Gavin Newsom, won reelection in our largest, most dynamic and least violent states with 58% of the vote. And on the East Coast (not on the ocean) Josh Shapiro beat his MAGA opponent for Governor of former-swing-state Pennsylvania with 56% of the vote.

I wonder if these developments and others spell the end of the Rupert Murdoch empire propping up Dear Leader. The front page of the New York Post may offer a clue . . .

Ukraine Is Not An Episode of “Ukraine’s Got Talent”

Source: A Son of the New American Revolution.

The writer points out that military logic is not the same as game show logic.

Bloggers, Telegrammers and commenters do not get to vote for who is the winner in Ukraine. That will be decided by who can put the most combat effective troops on the field, who can feed and supply those troops with the weapons and ammunition they need to fight, and who can destroy the opposing army, economy and political system.

Russia’s retreat from Kherson should be comprehended in terms of military logic. It is a mistake to assume that a loss of territory is the same as a strategic loss on the battlefield.

Another Stolen Election

Source: The Unz Review.

I wrote yesterday that I suspect election fraud was widespread in the midterms, but that — lacking evidence for it — I hoped we’d see some analysis that explores the question. The writer offers an early step in that analysis:

The CNN exit polls show substantial erosion of the Democrat voting base since the 2018 election. How can such substantial erosion be consistent with the lack of any significant Republican gain on Tuesday?

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