William Katz:  Urgent Agenda







UKRAINE UPDATE:  It is just remarkable how Ukraine has faded away as a major concern for Americans.  We have here the largest ground war in Europe since World War II.  There is serious talk about nuclear weapons being used by the Russians.  A number of countries are involved, supplying Ukraine.  And yet, it is barely mentioned in our political campaigns.  Are we making the same mistakes of indifference we made before Pearl Harbor?  Latest bulletins from Fox: 

The capital region of Ukraine was hit by Iranian-made kamikaze drones on Thursday morning as the Russian military ramps up attacks against the country.

Kyiv Oblast residents woke up to blistering air raid sirens for the fourth day in a row this week. Rescue workers were seen rushing to the sites of Thursday's strikes.

The strikes reportedly hit somewhere along the perimeter of the capital city, according to Kyiv regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba. The amount of casualties is unknown, but deputy head of the presidential office Kyrylo Tymoshenko said on Telegram that "critical infrastructure facilities" in the area were impacted.

The southern city of Mykolaiv was also hit by Russians overnight, with shelling destroying a five-story apartment building in the city. 

Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkovych said the building’s top two floors were completely destroyed in a single strike. The number of casualties from that attack has also not been reported.

Attacks on Kyiv were a rare occurrence before the capital city was hit at least four times during Monday’s destructive strikes, which killed at least 19 people and wounded more than 100 across the country. 

The attacks come as tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalate since Vladimir Putin's annexation of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.

Iranian Shahed-136 drones have been increasingly used by Russia's military to destabilize Ukraine. The Ukrainian military reported that they were able to shoot down dozens of drones and Russian missiles through air defenses this week.

Western leaders have pledged to send air defense systems and weapons to Ukraine as Russia's deadly assault against the country continues. President Biden said earlier this week that Russia miscalculated "significantly" by invading Ukraine.

COMMENT:  This country's reaction to the introduction by Russia of Iranian drones is entirely inadequate.  While Iranian weapons murder Ukrainians, and Iranians themselves are erupting in demonstrations throughout Iran, our policy toward Iran seems to be business as usual.  There is a pro-Iran element in the U.S. government that must be exposed and examined by whatever free press we have left.   Incredibly, we are still working on a nuclear deal with Iran, even as Iran has been caught cheating on the last one.  And the appeasement of Iran has gotten us...?  Very strange, this negligent attitude toward Iran.  Very strange indeed. 

October 11-12, 2022