Tag Archives: Crimea

A Bridge Too Far

Timestamp: Monday morning July 18, 2023

I’m getting a little literary here but I decided to title this article, A Bridge Too Far, because in many ways that’s exactly what happened and will happen. We know that the Kerch Strait Bridge was significantly damaged by an apparent drone strike. Much past that calls for speculation. Please cross those bridges with me in the next few paragraphs.

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A Change Of Plans. More Questions Than Answers

I’ll start today by paraphrasing the 1966 Buffalo Springfield song, For What It’s Worth: there’s something’s happening there, but what it is ain’t exactly clear. Yevgeny Progozhin’s Wagner Group, (which is basically a private “mercenary” army largely composed of freed Russian non-political prisoners), has turned on Vladimir Putin and the Russian military and is now reportedly marching on Moscow. That’s a thumbnail version, the situation is extremely dynamic and reliable reports out of the region are close to non-existent. I had other plans for today’s article’s subject matter but needless to say, that changed.

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Where In History?

Timestamp: The very early afternoon (EST) of Monday March 20, 2023. The timestamp is necessary because many of the events discussed below either have just happened and I am not aware of the outcome(s) or will happen in the future. In some cases, between writing and publishing. They will be historic; just how historic and where in history they will land is yet to be determined. I’m also not naïve enough to believe that immediate reports will be sans a lot of window-dressing and secrets.

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