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Articles from the March 9, 2022 edition

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  • In a Sudden About Face, Polish Foreign Ministry Agrees to Supply Ukraine with about 27 MIG-29 Sakoyan Fighter Jets

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 9, 2022

    Update 3.8.22: The Pentagon was apparently sandbagged by Poland's announcement. Tuesday afternoon the US Defense Dept. called the Polish proposal was "untenable," which seems to kill the deal for now. “It is simply not clear to us that there is a substantive rationale for it,” Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said. Hours prior, the Polish government announced its decision to supply the U.S. with its stockpile of MIG-29 jets, free of charge, to be later transferred to Ukraine. In an...

  • In shades of Winston Churchill, Zelensky Addresses the British House of Commons Via Videolink

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 9, 2022

    Quoting Winston Churchill to the British Parliament, Zelensky said Ukraine "will not give up." He received a standing ovation from United Kingdom's House of Commons when he said, "we don't want to lose what we have, what is ours, our country, Ukraine." Zelensky called for Russia to be named a "terrorist state" and for allies to "make sure our skies are safe. . . . we will not surrender, we will not lose, we will go to the end." Channeling British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's famous...

  • Unexploded Russian Missile Pierces the side of a BMW SUV in Kharkiv, Ukraine

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 9, 2022

    It could be a car park anywhere in the West. Except for the unexploded ordinance sticking into the side of a resident's BMW SUV. "BMW SUV impaled by a Smerch MLRS rocket booster in Kharkiv." Bob Lee tweeted this photo and caption. Well hopefully the owner is insured for this. Or can afford another car. Do mechanics repair this kind of damage? The Ukrainian authorities say that the Russian troops are demoralized, and increasingly violating rules of engagement and...

  • Trauma, Shadow Work and Soul Retrieval

    Alita Arose, Eternally Mused Academy|Mar 9, 2022

    The term trauma is gaining insurmountable doses of consciousness with the proliferation of mainstream's psychological understandings. An unpopular and perhaps even taboo subject, it nevertheless is omnipresent in society and culture. While just a few years ago this word may have come across as dramatic and histrionic, due to the influx of research on the subject it now is commonly understood as a phenomenon that every individual has endured on some level. In fact, the very first breath of a...

  • Russian Aircraft Destroys a Ukranian Island Class Patrol Boat, Formerly US Coast Guard Cutter "Cushing"

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 9, 2022

    A Russian aircraft reportedly bombed and sank one of Ukraine's Island-class patrol boats. P190 Slovyansk was formerly known as WPB-1321 USCGC Cushing. She was given to the Ukrainian navy in February 2019, along with USCGC Drummond which is now P191 Starobilisk. She was bombed in Odessa harbor, where she awaited what could be an amphibious invasion by Russian marines. P190 Slovyansk displaces 168 long tons. She is 110 feet long; about 34 meters. Her crew totaled 16 men, including 2 officers. She...

  • Ghost Gun Suspect Arrested After One Shooting at Pico and Lincoln, Another at Jack in the Box

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 9, 2022

    3.4.22: Santa Monica police announced today that they had arrested a suspect in a series of shootings at Lincoln and Pico, writes SMPD Public Information Officer Myesha Morrison. On March 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM, Officers were dispatched to area of the 800 block of Pico Blvd to investigate a report of gunshots. They found several spent handgun shell casings. Witnesses said that an unknown individual had fired multiple rounds into a garage door. No injuries have been linked to during this incident....

  • Report: 30 Russian Helicopters Destroyed on the Ground at Kherson Airport by Ukraine Marines

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 9, 2022

    "Ukraine's Marines: Thirty enemy aircraft destroyed on the ground at the Kherson Airfield." This tweet from Illia Ponomarenko, Kyiv's Independent's war reporter in Southern Ukraine. If confirmed, this would be a major victory for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. There is another tweet from "Euromaidan", which says all 30 aircraft were helicopters, and identifying the name of the airfield as Chernobayivka. There's also a video purportedly of the incident: