Day 16, Phase 2
The exact origin of the intelligence remains classified, but anonymous officials from both countries have said they obtained it from several sources and passed it on to Kyiv.
Jingoism-resistant Sabrina2 over at the The New York Times says that it is too soon to say whether the systemic elimination (murder) of civilians in Bucha and Russia-occupied Ukrainian villages and towns should be compared to carpet bombing Chechnya. It’s the same Sabrina who fantasized about Ukraine’s pro-Russia insurrection during the spring and summer of 2014.
Ibrahim and Leonid provide a more accurate and entertaining take on the mess in Russia in their weekly Q&A show.
в России нет элит — есть только холуи, и они все потеряли
And here’s another map:
"The political and media discussion around the threat of a new escalation in eastern Europe is finally getting rid of excessive emotions. We see that even White House Spokeswoman Psaki said it was a mistake to use the word "inevitably" ["неминуче"] in relation to the threat of escalation. This is an important diplomatic result, thanks to the activity of President Zelensky," he said on February 3 in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. (Lost in Translation, February 4, 2022)
Footnote 13 takes you to the BBC and rebels, the misleading label used to describe invading Russia-occupation forces by clueless journalists, including Sabrina (Ukrainian Forces Close In on Rebel-Held Luhansk, Ukraine Pushes Back as Rebels Attack in the East, Patchwork Makeup of Rebels Fighting Ukraine Makes Peace Talks Elusive, Whisked Away for Tea With a Rebel in Ukraine, For a Weekend, Ukrainian Rebels Make Love, not War, et cetera) and Keith, who also helped invent and popularize jingo-resistant rebel bullshit. (Day 9, Phase 2. April 3, 2022)