Scorched Earth

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, new claims for unemployment fell to 684,000 last week which was the lowest number since the coronavirus pandemic began over a year ago.

Meanwhile, President Biden says he would support eliminating the legislative filibuster if making filibusters more difficult isn't enough.

Finally, Russia says the United States is 'waging a war on people's minds' to undermine Putin.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States and other Western countries are waging a psychological war on Russia to try to undermine President Vladimir Putin and state institutions, an adviser to Russia’s defence minister said.

The aide, Andrei Ilnitsky, also said in comments widely reported by Russian media that Washington also wanted to alter how Russians think in a “war...for people’s minds”.

“A new type of warfare... is starting to appear. I call it, for the sake of argument, mental war. It’s when the aim of this warfare is the destruction of the enemy’s understanding of civilizational pillars,” Ilnitsky, who advises Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, told the Spas TV channel.

This is rich coming from the Russian government. He's describing information warfare that Russia regularly engages in.