Let’s Comment on Everything April 2023

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Let's Comment on Everything:  April 2023

Let's comment on everything possible.  Even the outrageous.  How about that  incredibly brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine?  At times,  even to  the average reader,  practiced, studious observer or analyst,  it must seem  the world has now gone mad.  Civilization on the cusp of total  destruction. Three seconds to midnight, the total annihilation of humanity.   Shall we comment on everything in reach just to be safe? Three seconds to go.  Or is it only two?  Why not?


"A declaration of war is the ultimate admission of  human failure to reason and logic"

International news is sad. Illogical.  Angry, terrifying, and specifically, endless.  Just as there is no time limit on politics, there is no limit to resources spent upon warfare. There is no explanation of war, and upon occasion,  no justification. "A declaration of war is the ultimate admission of  human failure to reason and logic" comes to mind.  That being said and worth remembering, Our response can only be commentary.  Hopeful commentary.  Our  best bet is hope. Please do feel free to comment  if you are so inclined. It is our fondest wish  here at Incomingbytes.com  that faith, reason and logic continue to inspire thought, reason, and other wonderful things.    

Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Russian 'special military operation'  invasion,  a blatant lie and an  uncalled-for, illegal  attack on Ukraine  sovereign territory  Feb 24/22 has now been blazing viciously for over a year.  Nothing but an ill-devised territorial land and resources grab— a repeat of, and similar to the Russian "annexation" of Crimea in 2014 and the 1939  Winter War with Finland. ( That resulted in a loss of about 10% of valuable Finnish territory, just for the record.  Never again.  (Finland to join NATO. )

Unbelievable Casualties.

Russian casualties are now considered to be  hundreds of thousands, but the true human cost will never be admitted by the egotistical bully Putin or the Kremlin. Russian destruction of Ukrainian civilian infrastructure, power, water, apartment buildings, private homes — has left many Ukrainian casualties,  Ukrainian elders, families, children, babies— homeless, helpless, and freezing in the dark. In basements or rudimentary shelters.  Or evacuated, migrated, possibly to never return. Thousands of Ukrainian troops  have been killed, thousands of  civilians including children are considered to be "collateral damage" by the invading Russians.

A Foolish Miscalculation

A very foolish and vicious  miscalculation by Vladimir Putin  has backfired. The bitter war has taken too long.  the war is ongoing over a year later and has just resulted in Ukrainians being tougher and more determined than ever. To live long enough to eject all Russian troops entirely from ALL Ukrainian territory.  From the  newly seized and illegally 'annexed (2022)  Ukraine territory. Russia, stubbornly, will not leave  The Crimea,  which Russia  illegally  invaded and 'annexed' in 2014, but  Ukrainian President Zelensky and Ukrainians insist that  Russia must leave ALL Ukrainian territoryNo cease-fire or negotiated peace is possible in this stalemate.  

Here at Incomingbytes.com  #WeStandWithUkraine.

The slick,  delusional, stubborn and unstable  dictator Putin stubbornly insists he is 'denazifying'  Ukraine with his  delusional 'special military operation'.  Incredibly, the delusions of Putin may now have already cost more than 250,000 genuine Russian lives.  In Putin's dreams, Ukrainian citizens  and ethnic Russians alike are "worthless peasant lives' Putin considers absolutely disposable. We disagree.  All lives are valuable.  Here at #Incomingbytes.com we stand with Ukraine for the principles of democracy and integrity of sovereign territory.  

An Arrest Warrant for Vladimir Putin the War Criminal.

Putin's disgraceful 'special military operation'   includes the use of deadly  force provided by brutal, murderous Wagner mercenaries . Mercenaries who have brazenly committed hundreds of war crimes, including torture,  summary execution,  the  rape of prisoners,   men, women and children alike. Also the theft or kidnapping of children.  The International Criminal Court  has issued a warrant for  the arrest of Vladimir Putin for overseeing  the illegal deportation of thousands of  children from Ukraine to Russia. How about the early and murderous occupation of Bucha that cost the lives of 500+ Ukrainian civilian lives?  How about the vicious targeting and bombing of civilian apartment buildings, villages, and homes?  What about Russian missiles targeting Ukrainian  power infrastructure, water, heat and electricity— required by civilians  to survive during the winter? Rocket attacks  and bombing of civilians  are Crimes against Humanity.   *In our point of view, recruitment of prisoners  by the state or mercenary armies should be a banned, illegal practice globally.    Russian prisoners,  whether they be pickpockets, common thieves, rapists, murderers or corrupt politicians have bartered the balance of their " sentences" pending 'freedom' to fight as Wagner mercenaries on the Ukraine front lines.  

Freedom:  "If they  Complete Their 'Term''. 

IF they survive Wagner's brutality, and backup execution by their own troops if fleeing, surrendering, or retreating.  Forced into battle with Ukraine.   Which, by any standard, is  far better armed, better trained, better supported,  and better planned .  Deserters are arbitrarily executed,  shot in the back if retreating, with no surrender allowed. *In our point of view, forced recruitment of prisoners should be illegal. Reportedly,  300,000  civilians  and perhaps more 'citizens'   have been arbitrarily conscripted.  Poorly, virtually -untrained, mostly ethnic minority "Russians" from the far reaches of Russia  were 'signed up'.   To donate their lives to the Motherland' with no choice.  Tossed  into Putin's badly planned, badly-trained, badly-equipped,  poorly-led Russian meat-grinder WAR of GENOCIDE against Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of Russians cleverly  left the country, leaving in a hurry to flee — to Finland, Poland, Germany. Any escape to any country  that would allow them to avoid conscription in PUTIN'S WAR.   Yes,  it is a WAR by any standard,  and it is  PUTIN'S WAR.   A GENOCIDAL ATTEMPT to wipe Ukraine and her people off of the map.  An attempt to grab all  territories and countries that were  or may have been  USSR  'states' prior to it's collapse.   Or areas  Putin considers "historically-Russian' lands". Or not.  That might be more appropriately called 'hysterically'—considered to be Russian lands— in the delusional mind of Putin.   

The Target: Lands and Resources

Ukraine is a rich source of agricultural products, steel, metals,  salt, and minerals of all kinds.   Plunder has included museum treasures, and relics, artwork,   agricultural tractors and farm machinery, livestock, washing machines, televisions, computers. and food supplies. And, by the way... thousands of children—considered suitable for kidnapping and  relocation to Russian 'families' for forced re-education. Stolen children. What does that infer?  You decide.  

Ukrainian Military Personnel are Better Trained.

Ukrainian military personnel are—decidedly better trained,  more resourceful, —and far better equipped and assisted by NATO with training, heavy weapons,  artillery of all descriptions and ammunition as well as 'intelligence'.

NATO and Western Aid

Western aid from NATO, the USA, and Europe continues to flow to Ukraine. Aid, consisting of Howitzers, armored vehicles, tanks, weapons of all kinds, ammunition, medical supplies,  etc/ are delivered, if sporadically.  Mostly from NATO countries but also from  non- members of NATO, despite Putin's dire warnings of escalation.

                      A Battle Tank, only one of many...  (Photo: 2022, CNN)

Not-so-subtle, repetitive and  ugly hints of Nuclear Retaliation.

Putin's machinations and predictable bluster including threats of  potential nuclear response or retaliation with smaller tactical nuclear weapons —occur regularly.   Even  WW III.  A nuclear Armageddon. An eventful, deadly global event, a  war no country can win.  Therefore, should the existential battle in any  tortured mind be an excuse for mutual destruction?  Let us pause there and  consider that Putin's arrogant 'special military operation' has already failed.  His obscenely  long,  arrogant, gold-trimmed palatial  table  may soon  be  more useful hacked  into short, convenient pieces of firewood. Which he may well require to stay warm in a  Siberian cave.  

Just Consider.

Just consider. Putin's 'special military operation'  is not only a failure but a painful reality of   delusions in the mind of an unnamed Kremlin madman who would be King.  At any cost.  Period. You decide.  Please comment below. 


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Christmas Once Again, So Merry Christmas to All

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Christmas decorations taking an eggnog break. Merry Christmas to all and a pleasant good night!

Merry Christmas to All And a Pleasant Good Night!  2022


Christmas Once Again, So Merry Christmas to All

  Christmas once again,  so Merry Christmas to all ! And a pleasant good night!   After a whole year of much breathless waiting, yes, it seems,  it REALLY is  Christmas once again, So Merry Christmas to all!  Coloured, blinking lights, decorations, Christmas trees and childhood dreams of all descriptions float once again into our busy lives.  Happy decorators, take an eggnog break!  

Christmas Food &  Sugar-plum Dreams

Christmas Food and Sugar-plum Dreams are the order of the day.  Eggnog, roast turkey with cranberry sauce, vegetables, visitors, gatherings,  traditions galore.  Christmas cake full of fruits and nuts,  sugar-plum pudding. Don't forget cookies. One for each hand.  

St. Nicholas, a.k.a. Santa Claus and his Reindeer

St. Nicholas, a.k.a. Santa Claus,  drives a magic herd of reindeer lead by Rudolph, you know the one. The one with the red and shiny nose (discovered one dark & foggy Christmas Eve so  long ago, now by necessity leads the team).  Rudolph leads the team to make  deliveries to restless, waiting children.  Holding their breaths.  After all, it's Christmas once again, so Merry Christmas to all!    

It's Christmas Once Again,  So Merry Christmas to All!  Pulling a Sleigh Can't be Easy...


Pulling a sleigh, can't be easy a red, magical  flying dream  carrying  the jolly Old Guy around the globe with a  very large and  magic auto-sizing  sack of brightly-wrapped gifts, lumps of coal and peace of mind with a merry HO-HO-HO! And down the chimney we go! What's in the bag?   A very large bag of dreams it is;  we can only imagine, for it includes kind and happy secret responses to long wish  lists. Desirable and imaginative lists sent to Santa at the North Pole. Lists  include oft-repeated wishes for candy canes, bright wrappings, toys that chatter, bounce, spin in every direction. They also chase puppies and kittens, and  make children laugh with glee. Exciting, elegant play-dolls, and magnificent, tough superheroes wearing uniforms  stare their way into the psyches  of boys and girls alike forever, regardless of age. To deliver gifts around the world to young children, old children, and ancient children all on the same evening is a very large task.  Santa has done it for centuries, he says.   All ages love to receive gifts from Santa.  And in return he gets cookies and milk. Mrs. Claus nabs the excesses and hides them in the freezer, we believe. For snacks later. Only at Christmas, that is, the best time of the year. Not everyone young or old has the same ideas or wants.  That is probably helpful for  hard-working little elves dressed in red and green.  Extra assistants on overtime.  Keeping track  of activities at Santa's workshop. Where lists and letters display excited handwriting and must be first interpreted.

We Must Ask...

We ponder if  all toys are invented, designed, approved by the jolly old boy himself with Mrs. Claus' approval.  When she gives him the nod, they are officially approved for manufacture.   Then, and just in time,  all  products are tested officially in the test play center. We're sure that's more fun. Then  carefully painted by the painting elves. And wrapped by specially-trained wrapping elves,  who select and install— wrappings with ribbons and  bows and tags. Name tags, that is.   *Every tag is printed neatly  with the  correct names of good children everywhere. Boldly printed in red ink, you say? No matter! It's Christmas! *note  Gifts, treats and  fun alike, are also included for pets of every description wherever Santa calls.

Christmas Eve nears and Santa is on the way!  Merry Christmas everyone!  **

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