Author Archives: Holmes Oliver

Avdiivka Fallen?

It appears that today might be chalked up as the day Avdiivka fell to the Russian Army.  Something tells me that battle will reveal itself as a significant event in the history of sieges, and that there are particular and … Continue reading

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Regarding Propriety at Liberty Bristles

Unlike other sites, ad-hominem (personal) attacks are allowable (even welcome) and will not be a cause for denying or unauthorizing a post or comment. You may make nasty hateful comments if you wish, as long as they are within bounds. … Continue reading

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A Strategy Observation about the Ukraine War

Log In ‹ Liberty Bristles — WordPress The contest was over from the start. Below are ten strategic points why, most of them obvious from the git-go. (For efficiency purposes, I’m defining “git-go” as mid-February 2022, two years ago, but … Continue reading

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An Observation About Possible Military Lessons from the Ukraine War

Today, 7 February 2024, it is becoming clear that military prospects are turning quickly in favor of the Russians, this for reasons that I’ve noted in past posts and will address again in the near future. Now, however, seems a … Continue reading

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Ukraine as Football Season Begins

Well, it’s time for another update on Ukraine. I repeat my position. I was right. The war was over months ago. The United States has been helping or forcing the Zelenskyists to keep the bloodshed going, but the outcome was … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Sadly Continues

Well, I haven’t been good about posting.  Been trying to do some other writing, in particular an update/summary/advert for On Multiform War. Anyhow, the Ukraine War continues, even though it has long been over as far as Ukrainian prospects are … Continue reading

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Worrisome news

If you have not become aware of Seymour Hersh’s expose in which he accuses the United States government of blowing up the Nord Stream pipeline, you’ll want to check that out. If true, not good, and we need to find … Continue reading

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Geopolitics, Grand Strategy, Democrats

I just re-read my 5 December post in which I set my strategery prediction for the Ukraine war. I’m sticking with it. April comes and we will witness a shift in the Democrat narrative. Somehow, they will try to sell … Continue reading

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Why I am the greatest living Strategic theorist, reason #4,682:

I just rediscovered a note I had made to myself to comment on a series of articles written by Armin Rosen, mostly for the online magazine Tablet. Just go there and they are easy to find. One of the latest … Continue reading

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Our Intelligence Speaks

A Moment of Strategery Averil Haines talked at the Reagan Library the other day.  More or less, she said the war in Ukraine isn’t going well for the Russians, there is a lull in the fighting, and a few other … Continue reading

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