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How are we going to get Brittney Griner back?

Yes, it was stupid to be caught with anything that could be misconstrued, especially during this little walk in hell we are taking.

Does she get a Russian lawyer? What are they doing with her? If you wanted to help free her, what could you do? Give us Brittney Griner back, and we'll let you play?

It looked like she was just trying to leave. She is old enough to know better, but maybe it was innocent enough that she gave it no thought. What was she doing in Russia?

CBD doesn't work for me, but I admit I tried it, seeing as how I needed it. I am adamantly against anyone putting anything in their lungs except oxygen, but, c'mon, this is the modern age.

The Azov Sea

All the foreign shipping has cleared out. The only floating stuff left are all Russian, mostly clustered at anchor in the Kerch Strait. There are a few headed up to Taganrog, which is up past Mariupol on the Russian side of the seaboard.

I noticed that they are all carefully tracking on the right side of that "line," whatever border that line represents. It doesn't show up all the way to the Ukraine side of the seaboard, which would put it roughly at Berdansk.

The map I am looking at, of course, doesn't show any military ships.

What does this mean?

I am noticing this growing trend. First, US tells citizens to leave Russia (duh.) Then, Britain tells the banks in Russia to close. Now, Russia is telling its citizens to return home.

Is this just a coincidence? Is this, tit for tat? I am wondering if it is finally prep for something both sides know is about to happen.

I'm just nervous.

Sweden in 2013

This is a link to a short article about what Sweden went through. This happened in 2013. I looked this up because of the report that four Russian jets had entered their airspace east of Gotland Island very recently, like in the last 10 days. Sweden is not in NATO. Also, Germany sent protective forces to the Baltic Sea. So, I am just watching. If I were them, I'd NATO up in a hurry. The threat is there.

If you read it, you will notice the similarities to how Russia is operating even today. The size and type of aircraft he used then most likely will be used in this war. He has activated his air force with bombers that Ukraine can't reach. That tanker he sent over Sweden (or around Sweden) needs to be watched for (pardon my grammar).

https://www.businessinsider.com/nato-report-russia-sweden-nuclear-2016-2

Israel visited Moscow on Saturday

Here's a link to a news site report:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/ties-with-russia-compromise-israels-stance-on-ukraine

Zelensky begged Israel more than once for its anti missile system (not even the best one they have) but Israel has refused. They are attempting to be a "broker" of peace. I don't think a lot of these countries have any idea that Putin is not going to stop until he has crushed Ukraine into rubble.

Zelensky requested that Israel host a meeting with Russia, so that's okay. I guess they had to go to Moscow for it. But, it is unrealistic for them to think that Putin will change or compromise his intent. I think he is just posturing for the optics.

Israel, your lack of military aid to a country that is actively and currently being blown to bits by an invader is duly noted. If they can't control the bombers by 1) a no-fly zone, or 2) a superior anti aircraft system, then they are going to be bombed to rubble.

I understand that perhaps Israel doesn't want their defensive technology captured and reverse engineered by a potential enemy. Everyone understands that. But, this is not their best anti aircraft system. They have another one in the top five of the world's anti aircraft systems.

I am hoping that something Putin says to Israel will reverse their feelings of trying to hang on to commerce and safety for themselves, and they lighten up enough to help kick Putin in the balls.

The Suwalki Gap

This is an interesting bit of geography that you can know about, just in case.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/06/20/this-tiny-stretch-of-countryside-is-all-that-separates-baltic-states-from-russian-envelopment/

The article has a couple of really good maps showing this little sliver of land which seems so important. I never heard of it.

GIVE THEM THE DAMNED PLANES!

If we won't defend them with boots on the ground or a no-fly zone, if we won't honor our agreement to defend them, then at least give them the planes they are asking for. We can take the monetary hit. It's nothing to us. SEND THEM THE PLANES.

It may not make any difference--but it might. It may not give Putin pause--but it might. President Z is requesting planes NOW. Not tomorrow. Not in a month. NOW. Paint the planes with Fuck You Putin on them and send them over NOW.

I'm just so pissed. The UN can't do anything. NATO won't do anything. We will have NO EXCUSE when ALL of Ukraine is taken over by Russia. No excuse when we pray to G-d to show us the way. No excuses for inaction.

Putin is going to be Putin. He has NO PLANS WHATSOEVER to stop with Ukraine. He put that down in writing. It is STUPID to not see this, and to not help Ukraine.

If we won't help Ukraine, then why can't we at least help them to help themselves???

I guess we need to get up to speed on Sweden.

I don't know anything about Sweden. All I know about is the Swedish Chef.

Here is a link to a YouTube video that will show you about Gotland Island. It doesn't start there, so don't give up. Keep watching:



I want Sweden and Finland brought under NATO. They are NOT at war currently, but I could see this plan that if they are technically fighting with Russia, then they cannot join. That's what this video talked about.

Apparently, Swedish people do not want their country in NATO. And yet they talk about having friends who will come to their aid if Russia took Gotland Island. They mentioned the US. Well, sure, we like Sweden, but we are NOT going to fight in Sweden if they are not a member of NATO. Sweden and Finland, here's your chance: Join NATO today.

Why in the world would Russia want to take Gotland Island? As shown, it is opposite Kaliningrad and is a strategic spot in the Baltic Sea. I think they would be quite happy to control the Baltic Sea as well as the Azov Sea on the other side.

I feel that Poland is still at huge risk, but since it is NATO, maybe people are right, they won't go there. But, Sweden is very vulnerable. Maybe they just want Gotland Island. It belongs to Sweden, and they fortified it. That wouldn't be pretty.

Ukraine,

UN General Assembly vote

This just goes on and on. I did not get to watch Part Four, but it seems it is finally over. The vote will take place on Wednesday afternoon. It only requires 2/3 of majority to pass. Russia can't veto it. The bill is similar to what Russia vetoed on Friday. There were 120 speeches out of 193 members. Almost every one that I saw condemned Russian aggression.

It won't change anything, but at least we know all the nations that object to this blatant aggression against a country that did not provoke it. Some of the speech givers detailed what their countries had given to the relief efforts ongoing at this time. I think we're pretty up to date on that. It's going to get worse.

I think we learned from WWII. People in the unaffected border countries showed up in their vehicles to assist refugees, just like at Dunkirk. Awfully proud of them.

So, I am going to try to watch the vote tomorrow. If anyone has a brighter idea of what if anything this vote means, please post. I am not a UN expert. Just trying to understand as much as I can.

Dear UN: Please send silver iodide generators.

If you can't send actual soldiers to help us, then please send silver iodide generators, so that we can make mud.

Thank you. Looking forward to receiving cargo of important war materials.

Love, Kiev.

PS:

"So how much rain can a cloud produce? This is perhaps a better question than how much rain a cloud can hold. Scientists estimate that one inch of rain falling over an area of one square mile is equal to 17.4 million gallons of water. That much water would weigh 143 million pounds!"

We are prepared to shelter in our homes, while rotten Russian invaders cope with rain and mud, hunger, and no money for gas. Thank you.


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