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This map will probably be out of date in a few hours, but it's a useful visual aid. There are tons of threads if you want detailed analysis: Russian tactics analysis, more tactics analysis. Comparison with Chinese 1979 invasion of Vietnam. Details on possible mistakes in Russian pre-attack intelligence. Wild ride of a thread on the history of Russia framing itself as opposed to Nazis. Finally a short thread on Russia and why "Professionals Talk Logistics". (A quote I first heard in an analysis of the Siege of Gondor)
It's really uh... interesting, to see war like this, not just from journalists in the field, but from civilians with their cell phones. Everything about the way the war is being portrayed on social media is so surreal.
He goes on: "A well-regulated militia one might say". Apropos of nothing, I've always liked this very old article on the second amendment. It's a fight liberals have mostly lost, but I think the road not followed would still leave plenty of room for the kind of defence against external attack that many conservatives say they want to keep available. A well regulated militia.
Also now at least one Russian State Duma deputy has made a public statement against the war.
This story is spreading like wildfire on social media, yet another example of the strangeness of war and propaganda in the age of universal social media. And what an amazing quote, hard to not be impressed.
So, 1) quite the brazen disregard for classified documents given his position on Clinton's emails. 2) I am really tickled by the concept of documents so secret they can't be described.
Santa Clara County is at 19.4 cases per 100k, close to where it was after the delta wave.
I'm not sure what I would have guessed before reading this, but it definitely feels surprising. Previously, I recall studies showing that Republicans knew what was correct and would give different answers based on context. Sorta terrifying that so many actually believe The Big Lie.