Tuesday Twitter — Dispatches
This post is by Unknown from West Coast Stat Views (on Observational Epidemiology and more)
If you've been trying to stay up to date on the war in Ukraine while not having to scroll past endless articles on Queen Elizabeth, Josh Marshall is here to help.
In any case, I would recommend to you again two Twitter lists I’ve curated with experts from whom we can learn more. This one is about the Ukraine war generally and this focuses more narrowly on the military dimensions of the conflict.
Lots of smart, informed conversations and useful links like this excellent overview of the recent counter-offensive.
NEW: Ukraine's lightning eastern offensive has shocked Western & Ukrainian officials, sending Russian troops and pro-🇷🇺 separatist forces fleeing.— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) September 12, 2022
"The Ukrainians may be tired but the Russians are terrified," one former US defense official told me. https://t.co/NX6mqQXA07
Remember Ted Cruz insisting our military was too "woke" to be effective fighters?
Recently met a muslim Chechen volunteer who had been living for years in France, and is now fighting for #Ukraine. Another member of his unit was a religious Jew, while the rest were Christians. For a country supposedly run by Nazis, the #UkrainianArmy is surprisingly diverse. pic.twitter.com/BMDSIBxaxZ— Guillaume Ptak (@guillaume_ptak) September 7, 2022
They are relatively cool with LGBTQ too.https://t.co/E9QqShmfjR— 🍌🥦*V*🍍🍕 (@_V_5_M_) September 7, 2022
One of the recurring themes is just how bad a rout this was.
"Half of the soldiers fled in their vehicles in the first hours of the offensive, they said. Those stranded grew (Read more...)