I don't think Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine.
Even the horrifying atrocities alleged in Bucha don't appear to be genocide.
People using that word are obscuring the best path to protect civilians – which is to negotiate an end to the war. 🧵
If you care about protecting Ukrainian civilians from further horrors, it's critical to be accurate in assessing the dangers they face.
When people claim Russia is committing genocide, they make it sound like Ukraine's only choice is to fight to the last man.
Apr 7 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
Western experts are openly cheering on Ukrainian war crimes.
It's f***ing disgusting – just like celebrating war crimes by Russia would be.
We need to publicly shame these people for acting like soulless monsters. 🧵
One of the worst offenders is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute: Lyman Stone.
He purports to be a Christian, but he can't hide his glee over Ukrainian atrocities.
I'm not exaggerating. The man admits these are war crimes – and still cheers them on.
Mar 30 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
The Biden White House refuses to specify which type of "Switchblade" drone it's providing Ukraine.
If it's the 300 model, it will be strategically irrelevant.
If it's the 600 model, it's a nightmare for Russian armored divisions. 🧵
The switchblades are often called "loitering munitions."
That's just a fancy euphemism for "kamikaze drones."
They stay in the air for extended periods of time, until they ID a target and crash into it with an explosive charge.
Mar 28 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
🚨The Ukrainian military is violating the Geneva Conventions.
They're using civilian DHL trucks to attack Russian forces.
That is textbook "perfidy" – prohibited by Article 37 of First Protocol Additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions. 🧵
(1) invites the adversary to believe he must provide protection under international law
(2) intentionally uses that false belief against the adversary.
Mar 19 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
🚨🚨🚨 BREAKING: Russia has fired hypersonic Kinzhal ("dagger") missiles in Ukraine.
Officially, the weapons were used to destroy a munitions depot in Ivano-Frankivsk.
In reality, this is a MAJOR deterrent signal to NATO. 🧵
There is no plausible reason that the Kinzhal would need to be deployed against Ukraine, given that its air defenses have already been suppressed.
It is Russia's single most advanced conventional weapon – 13 times as fast as a tomahawk, with 3x the payload.
Mar 9 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
🚨 Russia is escalating its controversial claims about U.S. bioweapons in Ukraine.
Today, a member of the Academy of Military Sciences -- Alexander Bartosh -- claimed America was developing *gene weapons* in Ukraine targeting Slavs. 🚨
To be clear, I am NOT endorsing the theory that America was developing gene-weapons in Ukraine.
I am *reporting* on this messaging from Russia's national-security establishment.
What Bartosh says is believed by the Russian public, and affects their support for the war.
Mar 8 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
🚨Congress is debating an EMP first strike to disable Russian planes.