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Tom Winter

Contributing editor and volunteer translator Tom Winter, retired Classics professor, monitors the news in 6 languages, and sometimes cannot help writing satire, since that’s what today’s news mostly deserves

An essay on the national war-selling teamwork

“Did I say the lie comes first? My bad. It’s the targeting that comes first: In March of 2015, President Obama issued a ukase declaring Venezuela a “National Security Threat.” This alerted us that Nicolas Maduro was in the cross-hairs of US foreign policy. What followed? Why, we learn that he is guilty of drug trafficking.”

It’s war on Russia, and The West’s game plan for it is public

The US pressure on AllSeas that drove them from the Nordstream II project, and which is still ongoing; the US insistence that Ukraine NOT talk to the Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk — guaranteeing that peace will not happen — the new war on Russia’s ally Armenia, the riots in Belarus, are no grand coincidence. They area all in the plan.

The IMF, Ukraine, trinkets, and a mess of pottage

Ukraine sells its sovereignty for handouts, as the Indians sold their land for glass and beads. The country has become a drug addict who takes the last things out of the house for the sake of the next dose. That’s how Ukraine agrees to give the last for the sake of a loan from the International Monetary Fund,