Alex Christoforou from the beautiful seafront city of Thessaloniki Greece

The US has “no idea what the Ukrainian military is doing: we know more about the Russian military than the Ukrainian; the cloudy weather makes surveillance difficult.” And so it goes. NYT running cover for the US.

Janet Yellen has an idea;”countries who buy oil from Russia form a cartel and set a cap on what they will pay; that will hurt Russia.”

Lavrov in Turkey to discuss de-mining the Black Sea so ships can leave Odessa; Ukraine refuses; reason given – if there are no mines, then Odessa is at risk of attack from Russia.

American Senator for Louisiana – soon will be cheaper to buy Cocaine and run around to keep warm than to buy petrol.

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