Tag Archives: vladimir Putin

War (and other) Crimes

Alan Zendell, May 25, 2022, Most of the civilized world is appalled by the unprovoked violence Russian soldiers have rained on Ukraine. The nonstop shelling of once beautiful, productive cities which Valdimir Putin considers legitimate targets has continued for three … Continue reading

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Servant of the People

Alan Zendell, May 9, 2022 By now, most of us know the remarkable story of Ukrainian President Володимир Зеленський (Volodymyr Zelensky) and how he found himself at the fulcrum of history. But knowing isn’t the same as seeing and feeling. … Continue reading

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The New Reality of Confronting Russia

Alan Zendell, April 29, 2022, Today, CNN journalist Stephen Collinson published a compelling analysis of the current status of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It boiled down to two essential conclusions. One is that the fighting between Russian invaders and … Continue reading

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Judgment Day

Alan Zendell, April 22, 2022 Whether you favor the Judeo-Christian concept of God, the Quran’s vision of Allah, the philosophy of Gautama Buddha, or nothing of the kind, consider that there’s clearly a lot more to our universe than can … Continue reading

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Playing Chicken

Alan Zendell, April 20, 2022, Remember the crazy things we did as teenagers and some still do as adults? How many times have you driven on a two-lane road behind a vehicle going well below the speed limit until you … Continue reading

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Ukraine Phase 2

Alan Zendell, April 10, 2022 There’s nothing subtle about what is about to happen in Ukraine. Russia is openly preparing a brutal attack on Ukraine’s eastern provinces that will continue the systematic destruction of once beautiful cities and the targeting … Continue reading

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Valuing Life

Alan Znedell, April 6, 2022 I just returned from a funeral. Two friends gone in the blink of an eye this winter, very special ones who were a large part of what saved my sanity during COVID and the lockdown. … Continue reading

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After the NATO and European Council Summits

Alan Zendell, March 27, 2022, In 1987, campaigning in the Democratic Primaries for the 1988 Nomination for President, Senator Joe Biden used some lines from a particularly moving speech by British MP Neil Kinnock without attributing them to him. The … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Elephant

Alan Zendell, March 23, 2022, Conventional wisdom in the United States has it that Americans need not fear an accidental launch of nuclear missiles toward another country. It’s not something we can predict accurately, but we’ve seen evidence that our … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Madman Scenario

Alan Zendell, March 1, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was always going to be a risky proposition with the borders between Ukraine and four NATO countries within shelling and rocket range of the fighting. The risk seems greater now that … Continue reading

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