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There are some Twitter accounts I read where people seem to be suddenly shocked, shocked by US officials declaring out loud that Ukraine is a proxy war, and I'm like, there were people who thought that was some kind of state secret? Wasn't the billions of equipment and close NATO training and cooperation going back to 2014 sort of a clue? I don't understand anything about the American public, and even less the part of the American public that thinks of itself as an "intelligentsia".

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I mean

diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva

<< The Resistance Operating Concept (ROC) originated as an initial effort under the guidance of Major General
(MG) Michael Repass, Commander, Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR). Mr. Byron Harper took that guidance and began the Resistance Seminar Series in 2014, supported by the next SOCEUR Commander, Major General Gregory Lengyel. ..

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<< ... They had the foresight to realize that it was necessary for the United States and our allies, to have a common understanding of national resistance, and to cooperate in planning for such an eventuality, based on Russian actions that continue today. Though developed with European partners, this concept has worldwide application. >>

Ukraine 

Though really the overt hostilities started in 2013 with Snowden's defection, with Euromaidan in 2014 following that.

Ukraine 

If you want to believe the New Age prophecies about 2012 being some kind of end-of-an-age marker, I can sympathise, because the post-1989 world order seemed to start unravelling right around then.

1989, 2001, 2008, 2016, 2020 were pretty large global tectonic events too, but the current existential-feeling crisis in the Western-led global order seemed to hit an inflection point around 2012, kept building up steam and hasn't peaked yet.

The whole system's shaking apart, it feels like.

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It's what comes after the post-1945 / post-1989 world order shakes apart that worries me.

That order wasn't great, really not great, but I like the replacement philosophies waiting in the wings even less.

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