Ukraine Russia War:
Here comes Gilead. Wall hangings. Pride events targeted in surge of anti-LGBTQ threats, violence https://t.co/86ohwgNtjK— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) June 20, 2022
NB this is more territory than the Russians have taken in the East by the way.— Dr Mike Martin ⛵️ (@ThreshedThought) June 18, 2022
These people paint themselves as realists, but the Ukrainians—ultimate realists—know that concessions now will embolden Putin, or the next leader, to come and have another go.— Dr Mike Martin ⛵️ (@ThreshedThought) June 18, 2022
The only option for Ukraine is complete defeat of Russia within Ukrainian borders.
They know—like the Finns do after 1941—that the only way to ensure peace from Russia is to hand them their arses on a plate.— Dr Mike Martin ⛵️ (@ThreshedThought) June 18, 2022
Update of the update - I just saw these tweets about Lithuania's partial blockade:
"Putin’s strategic patience is based on sound precedent."— Nicolas Tenzer (@NTenzer) June 20, 2022
"Should the West abandon a ravaged #Ukraine to a similar fate—a flawed cease-fire leading to a failing state that is prey to a refocused Russian assault—this will be the scenario."@NeilPHauer
This Lithuania’s partial blockade of goods to Russia’s exclave Kaliningrad is something to watch. Lithuania is fully justified in taking this step blocking prohibited goods from transiting its territory. Russia will see this as a provocation & escalation & will seek to respond. https://t.co/xhJsiXPQyp— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) June 20, 2022
You know what *would* have an effect on the outcome of the war? Russia leaving Ukraine.— Terrell Jermaine Starr 🇺🇦 (@terrelljstarr) June 21, 2022
Use that energy you have for LT to tell Russia to get out of Ukraine, stop raping women and children and stealing food.
Also, stop being a groupie for the Kremlin. https://t.co/Re25t7F2Gf
People think a lot of things that are lawful are unlawful.— Dr. Elizabeth Sacha Baroness Cohen (@alixabeth) June 20, 2022
But, more important, people think unlawfulness is the line between what the state can and cannot do.
That’s not how “can” works.
Never seen a President in history who seemed so relaxed about the possible imminent murder of his Vice President. Never seen a Vice President who went through that ordeal and yet will scarcely emit a peep against the President who was culpable.— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) June 20, 2022
all the years and money acquiring all the top military toys to just do … nothing with them the only time they have an application https://t.co/knNLyfBx1L— kilgore trout, death to putiner (@KT_So_It_Goes) June 21, 2022
... current records and footage show a well-equipped group of local officers entered the school almost immediately that day and then pulled back once the shooter began firing from inside the classroom. Then they waited for more than an hour to reengage.“They had the tools,” said Terry Nichols, a former Seguin police chief and active-shooter expert. “Tactically, there’s lots of different ways you could tackle this. … But it takes someone in charge, in front, making and executing decisions, and that simply did not happen.”....
He didn’t stand there. He was wracked with agony and frustrated and wanted to charge in. He had to be escorted out of the building. One of the most heartbreaking details imaginable.— Sewell Chan (@sewellchan) June 21, 2022
Major outlets have been covering this case as an exception— NotATweeter16 (@NotATweeter16) June 21, 2022
But there are communities who have relationships w/police that are rife w/what we're seeing in Uvalde:
i.e. failure to protect, threats, abuses of power, heinous negligence, horrifying disregard for life, corruption,etc