“Fast News Share (FNS)” experiment but with some brief self-quoting. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚ The format hasn’t really worked for me, but with events moving so quickly and a want to “share the experience”, I thought I’d do my little bit of sloppy blogging, “Quick and Dirty”, “Q&D”, as vulgar old Washington hands used to say of press, and see if the additive format — perhaps new material at the top — would serve for speedy relay. (The small “v” are placeholders for next entries, but, as noted, updates may be posted at the top).

As said, “Q&D”.

Fast Notes

Bloomberg – Afghanistan – Re. Extraction of Afghans Linked to American Forces


Schneider, Phil. “The BBC Got a Major Slap in the Face for its Most Recent Libel Against Israel.” IsraelUnwired, May 13, 2021.

Itโ€™s about time somebody said it loud and clear. BBC libels the State of Israel as part of a set narrative. Any time that Arab terrorists hit Israel with a barrage of missiles and Israel responds by bombing the source of the attacks, BBC talks about poor Palestinian babies that suffer. Well, itโ€™s true that the little Arab babies and children who are harmed are innocent. But, it is a total falsehood to claim that Israel is at fault. Those who set up missile launch pads near hospitals and at the foot of residential apartment buildings are the problem.


BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 2,038, May 13, 2021

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The explosion of mass violence by Israeli Arabs against their fellow Jewish citizens is nothing short of a religious war and has to be treated as such.

Kedar, Mordechai. “The Jihad Within Israel”. BESA, May 13, 2021.


Yesterday on LiveUAMap

& Opinions

On Putinesque and civilizational Russian influence worldwide —

Autocracy / Authoritarianism are the problems that power-obsessed Russian officialdom passes through to the world. In Left-Right terms, one side thinks the other most representative of the want of suffocating order, but the extremists for both are about the same as regards their penchants for control.

Tie-in – Active Measures; Hybrid Warfare (Full Spectrum Disruption); relationships with terrorist organizations, e.g., Amer, Adnan Abu. “Hamas and Russia, the benefit of growing relations.” Middle East Monitor, November 28, 2019.

Thematically related from another conversation —

Moscow cultivates the chaos. I wonder now if that might not go back all the way to the Slavic disunity that invited organization from above, so to speak. For “The Terrorists”, Russia’s support would seem to encourage the same to repeatedly drive themselves — and their communities — into walls, proud to be diminished, injured, martyred . . . . at least that’s been the effect of arming and back-slapping the impassioned and misdirected.