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  #2992276 5-Nov-2022 18:51
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neb:
SaltyNZ:

 

And I was about to start feeling sympathetic for them. I suppose I still sort of do. It's not entirely their fault they're being lied to.

 

In one of the Russian victory parades after WWII where they paraded captured German troops through the streets an old Russian woman is recorded as having said "harassed/harried into war, just like our boys". It's always been like that.

 

And some of those German PoWs didn't get back from the USSR til 1955 !


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  #2992359 5-Nov-2022 21:49
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And some of those German PoWs didn't get back from the USSR til 1955 !

 

 

3.3 million unfortunates were in Russian captivity in Gulags. These "some" who did NOT return were 1.1 million. My father was lucky at the time, after years in Russia under heavy combat conditions he was last in Italy when war was over, only two weeks in comfortable American captivity and was then allowed home as a confirmed non-Nazi.





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  #2992363 5-Nov-2022 22:12
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Expect more threats about submarine internet cables, bio weapons

 

Meh, let 'em bring on their pickled kapusta and kishka, Europe has surströmming and casu marzu.

 

Hey dude, you seem to stop at nothing, huh? Any New Zealander would consider that a swedish assassination attempt (me as well). ;-)

 

OT side notes:

 

1) In Germany, at Christmas 1981, a tenant deliberately splashed surströmming broth in the stairwell. Her tenancy agreement was terminated without notice. The Regional Court of Cologne confirmed the termination after a can of Surströmming was opened during the oral hearing (LG Köln v. 12 January 1984 - 1 S 171/83, WuM 1984).

 

2) The transport of surströmming cans is expressly forbidden on British Airways and Air France flights because of concerns about the risk of explosion.

 

 





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  #2992367 5-Nov-2022 22:41
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Tinkerisk:

 

Hey dude, you seem to stop at nothing, huh? Any New Zealander would consider that a swedish assassination attempt (me as well). ;-)

 

OT side notes:

 

1) In Germany, at Christmas 1981, a tenant deliberately splashed surströmming broth in the stairwell. Her tenancy agreement was terminated without notice. The Regional Court of Cologne confirmed the termination after a can of Surströmming was opened during the oral hearing (LG Köln v. 12 January 1984 - 1 S 171/83, WuM 1984).

 

2) The transport of surströmming cans is expressly forbidden on British Airways and Air France flights because of concerns about the risk of explosion.

 

 

In case anyone is NOT aware of what this is, this explains it succinctly. Rather NSFW.





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  #2992399 6-Nov-2022 09:25
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I guess retching Youtube's reason for age-restricting ???

I guess leaving stashes of this for starving Russian soldiers may contravene the 1925 Geneva Protocol for the use of chemical and biological weapons in war.

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  #2993510 8-Nov-2022 14:46
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Youtube age restriction, not sure if its the randomness of AI.
Or weaponized complaints by offended, unless poster goes to a lot of trouble to remove it kills the audience. ?

 

Tymothy Snyder also has a lecture series on Youtube re origins and history of Ukraine.
Some comments re the hope Putin is getting from the state of Politics in USA.

 

Timothy Snyder
Levin Professor of History at Yale. Author of "On Tyranny," with 20 new lessons on Ukraine, "Our Malady," "Road to Unfreedom," "Black Earth," and "Bloodlands" 

 

Ukrainian resistance provides extraordinary security benefits to Americans.
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1589260108537610240.html

 

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In defeating Russia’s armed forces and exposing Russia’s weakness, the Ukrainians have both made a larger war in Europe far less likely, and gotten China’s cat’s paw under control.
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My concerns about the Russian invasion of Ukraine are the prevention of genocide and the defense of democracy. But those who think first of U.S. interests should acknowledge what Ukrainians are doing for American security. The least we can do is be on our own side
""

 

Perun in his Youtube lectures also covered another aspect of the costs.
If most of the cost is spent in your own country to make them, 
then much of that circulates back into your own economy.  

 

If the cost is mainly old systems that you were storing, and about to obsolete then it's the scrap value.
Like our aviation strike arm, the countries most likely to buy we could not sell to so eventually gifted to museums or scrapped. 
Even Nato 155 ammunition, expired date ammo is being donated and used, along with sprinkling of newer fancier guided ones. 
https://en.defence-ua.com/news/ukraines_military_hits_russians_with_italian_155mm_shells_withdrawn_from_service_in_the_90s_but_that_doesnt_really_matter-4777.html


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  #2993718 9-Nov-2022 08:38
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I've always thought that the American intelligence guys must be rubbing their hands with glee while they watch this war play out. They've been able to observe Russian strategies, strengths and weaknesses; they will have learnt a lot. No doubt they'll also have their own people on the ground that have been able to retrieve wrecked or discarded equipment and ship it back to the US for analysis. And of course the Russian stockpile of weapons and ammo will have taken a big hit and will take time to restock.


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  #2993726 9-Nov-2022 08:53
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MurrayM:

 

I've always thought that the American intelligence guys must be rubbing their hands with glee while they watch this war play out. They've been able to observe Russian strategies, strengths and weaknesses; they will have learnt a lot. No doubt they'll also have their own people on the ground that have been able to retrieve wrecked or discarded equipment and ship it back to the US for analysis. And of course the Russian stockpile of weapons and ammo will have taken a big hit and will take time to restock.

 

 

 

 

Totally, this war is a bargain. Not a single US soldier lost, and better yet, someone else (Ukraine) has to eventually pay for all the weapons and ammo.





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  #2995189 12-Nov-2022 19:24
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Russia's Wagner Mercenary Group Announces Border Militia Plan
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/11/11/russias-wagner-mercenary-group-announces-border-militia-plan-a79355

 

Surely Russians are not that trusting. 
Come join our border defense force / militia.

 

Some time later --------

 

It was decided our best defense is attack, so off you go to the front line.
Just watch the 2nd and 3rd lines they are trigger happy. 

 

Prigozhin does seem to be looking to gain more power.


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  #2995196 12-Nov-2022 20:35
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Russia will fail one way or another. Simply because its leadership in the 21st century is still hostile to humanity - also and above all against its own people.





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  #2995393 13-Nov-2022 11:25
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Kherson, and now word of some Ukrainian forces on other side of river.
On Kinburn peninsula. 
It seems behind the thin layer of towns beside the river its a big sand trap until Crimea.

 

More likely that the attempt on Dugan's life came from Putin's own security services.
To eliminate a future potential threat. 
Like if Ukraine had a team capable of this why choose him above 100 other candidates.

 

Alexander Dugin Calls For Putin To Be Overthrown, Even Killed After Kherson Defeat
Dugin, who was in favour of the President escalating in Ukraine, talked about Putin’s failed Ukraine invasion on Telegram. The social media platform later deleted his tirade against Putin
https://www.outlookindia.com/international/alexander-dugin-calls-for-putin-to-be-overthrown-even-killed-after-kherson-defeat-news-236898

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Dugin in his message quoted from a story of the Golden Bough by James Frazer in which a king is killed because he failed to bring rain during a drought, the report said. “We give the Ruler absolute fullness of power, and he saves us all, the people, the state, people, citizens, at a critical moment,” Dugin had said.
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How reliable this news is ? It does fit pattern of his mad rantings 

 

Putin and Krill you keep what you kill.


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  #2995444 13-Nov-2022 14:15
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How reliable this news is ? It does fit pattern of his mad rantings 

 

 

Dugin is a complete nutcase, so this doesn't surprise me.

 

 

For Putin, it's time to start assembling the giant wicker man.

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  #2995600 13-Nov-2022 18:29
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BBC News - Banksy unveils Ukraine murals on building shelled by Russia

 

12 Nov 2022

 


Renowned graffiti-artist Banksy has unveiled his latest work on a building devastated by shelling in Ukraine.

 

1.  Banksy posted a picture on Instagram of the artwork, a gymnast doing a handstand amid debris. ...

 

2.  A second piece, which has not been confirmed to be by Banksy, depicts a man resembling Vladimir Putin being flipped during a judo match with a young boy. ...

 

3.  The third artwork that appears to be painted by Banksy shows a female rhythmic gymnast, wearing a neck brace, performing with a ribbon on top of a gaping hole in the side of a building ...

 

 


 

 





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  #2996978 16-Nov-2022 08:58
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Reports coming in that missiles have hit Poland!

 

 





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  #2996980 16-Nov-2022 09:16
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The only thing I think they've confirmed is that an explosion on farmland has apparently killed two people in Poland. Still waiting for confirmations as to whether it was a deliberate act, or stray fire, or something else. Lots of unknowns. Everyone is on edge. Responses will depend on what actually happened, of course. If it cannot be confirmed as a deliberate attack, I don't think a heavy response from NATO will happen. If it was deliberate, while different ballgame.




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