- Sep 20, 2018
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
The thing I miss most about SLU, clicking more than one reaction, when one just isn't enough.
I'm guessing they don't get out much.North Korea has oddly claimed that Kim Jong-un's father invented burritos in 2011 — and that sales of the meal were rising despite food shortages.www.republicworld.com
Somebody had to.
The US has information that indicates Russia has prepositioned a group of operatives to conduct a false-flag operation in eastern Ukraine, a US official told CNN on Friday, in an attempt to create a pretext for an invasion.
The official said the US has evidence that the operatives are trained in urban warfare and in using explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against Russia's own proxy forces.
The allegation echoes a statement released by Ukraine's Ministry of Defense on Friday, which said that Russian special services are preparing provocations against Russian forces in an attempt to frame Ukraine. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan hinted at the intelligence during a briefing with reporters on Thursday.
"Our intelligence community has developed information, which has now been downgraded, that Russia is laying the groundwork to have the option of fabricating the pretext for an invasion," Sullivan said on Thursday. "We saw this playbook in 2014. They are preparing this playbook again and we will have, the administration will have, further details on what we see as this potential laying of the pretext to share with the press over the course of the next 24 hours."
The United Kingdom has begun supplying Ukraine with anti-tank weapons and Canada has reportedly deployed a small contingent of special forces to Kyiv amid concerns of a possible invasion by Russia.
The developments came as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov angrily rejected claims by the United States last week that Moscow was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine if diplomacy failed to meet its objectives.
While Moscow – which has deployed 100 000 troops near its border with Ukraine – denies plans for an attack against Ukraine, it has said it could take unspecified military action unless the West agrees to a list of demands, including banning Kyiv from ever joining NATO.
Painted in blood red on an improvised memorial in Vienna, the number 31 is a stark reminder of a grim toll: the women killed by men in Austria last year.
After several particularly horrific cases among the killings were widely reported in the media, the issue of femicide is now squarely under the spotlight.
In a small, wealthy country where violent crime generally is rare, a public debate has begun, galvanising activists and forcing politicians to act.
"It's a really dramatic situation... It's incomprehensible," Maria Roesslhumer, executive director of a network of women's shelters, told AFP.
Figures have fluctuated over the years, but between 2010 and 2020, 319 women were killed in Austria, mostly by their male partners or ex-partners, with a record high of 43 victims in 2019, according to a study commissioned by the government last year.
The rate of women killed is considerably higher in Texas (6.9/million) than in Austria (4.8/million) but Austria is supposed to be civilized.
You may have to reach out to the Queen. This is the sort of position that takes real serious networking, and good connections.Is Duke a job I can apply for on Linked In? I mean, I'm American, but I am super qualified for the job! I mean... I didn't marry a minority, and I didn't rape any children, so I'm sure Liz will like me better than the last two.