‘Nevertheless, the fact that Russia had “allies” – or rather, one major ally, Britain – and that America was going to “help” was of some psychological importance to the Russians, they did not feel entirely alone, and soon after the invasion the thought had become deeply ingrained that the war would be won, no matter how terrible and how long it was. Much was, of course, made of minor military successes, such as the slowing-down of the blitzkrieg at Smolensk (which, curiously, created for several weeks almost a feeling of euphoria, at least in Moscow), and of the small Russian counter-offensive at Yelnya, south of Smolensk in September 1941, when a few hundred square miles were recaptured from the Germans – the first to be recaptured anywhere in Europe since the beginning of the Second World War. At that time, in bombed and half-devastated Vyazna, the future Marshal V. D. Sokolovsky made to the foreign press the significant remark that, fearful as the war was, the Russians were “gradually grinding down” the German war machine, and that in any case Moscow would not be lost.’
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China: US Urged to Stop Slandering TikTok! (17.3.2023)
The greatest threat to Internet security for people living in the West is the danger posed by US hegemony – which seeks to strengthen its already substantial control of the Western Internet and how we – as free-thinking individuals – access, store, share and transmit data through it. By making a straw dog enemy of China, the US is slowly but surely eroding our individual and collective freedoms to an ever greater degree whilst it tightens its restrictive grip upon the minds and bodies of our youths! It is frightening to think that whilst the US is fabricating fake security concerns regarding off course spherical, canvas devices – its aggressive social media platforms already have access to our personal and corporate living spaces and are busy pumping their unceasing US anti-intellectualism into the minds and bodies of our young people, the vulnerable and the easily led! Perhaps we in the West need a genuine ‘choice’ instead of greater US ‘hegemony’ disguised as choice. Indeed, perhaps we in the West would benefit by China providing this ‘choice’ through its technological genius and willingness to share. Most people living outside of the US are unaware that they live only a short distance from a fully armed and functioning US military base that has absolutely NO reason to be outside of America in the first place! Where is it there? What is America doing to your freedom and why are our Bourgeois governments allowing this to happen without our consent!