Monday, February 28, 2022

On the "Virtual Route 66" This Week": As Feburary 2022 Comes To A Close....

It has been quite a week in our World.    Our team pulled together a curated snapshot of the week that was in our World as we were witness to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine which has challenged the Post-World War II order and the Post-Cold War Order.   The Russian Federation had signed an agreement in 1994 guaranteeing the independence of Ukraine as Ukraine agreed to give up its' arms.   Vladimir Putin tore up that agreement--and had made an offer to talk peace in Minsk--the problem is that Minsk is the capital of Belarus, a client state of Russia.  Mr. Putin intervened to save the Belarus President in the aftermath of the stolen election and the protests.    As we went to press, Ukraine continues to endure and resist Russian aggression as hundreds of thousands have become refugees--including many of foot.   Those who cannot spend nights in shelters.    Sanctions are becoming ever tougher as Russia threatens Finland and Sweden and threatens to break relations with everyone.  As we went to press, only Iran and Syria backed Russia as we saw reports of civilian targets being attacked.  

We present a snapshot of the week that was courtesy the Financial Times, The Washington Examiner, The Bulwark, The Economist, Transparency International: 


Saturday, February 26, 2022

Notations On Our World (Special Edition): On #Ukraine

 As we salute the Ukrainian Armed Forces as two members of the Armed Forces bid farwell to their loved ones, we present a snapshot of how the two forces stack up: