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  #2877196 1-Mar-2022 19:44
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 I just watched a clip of Anderson Cooper interviewing a women and her 3 (I think) children in a bomb shelter. Well it isnt, its a basement, that can manage "tiny bombs" as she said. Heart breaking. Food and water for 2 days, people are kind. Husband is elsewhere fighting the fight. And in the meantime Putin is bombing residential areas. 

 

Russia is screwed, or Putin is screwed. Choose one


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  #2877201 1-Mar-2022 19:50
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ezbee:

 

Putin is pretty much a killing the patient to get rid of the disease kinda guy.
Just look up destruction in Grozny Y2003.
https://www.gettyimages.co.nz/photos/destruction-of-grozny

 

Below gives some insight into Putin from someone once with one of the largest investors in Russia a decade ago.

 

Firmly believes you have to go after oligarchs' assets.
To find them you have to compel investment companies operating in secrecy to reveal ownership.
However its is kept in safe assets in 'rule of law' countries and probably accessible once you find it.

 

Browder on Putin: When You Believe Your Time is Almost Up, You Start a War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y7XBQG5TzM

 

17min long.

 

Problem is the west has been kicking can down the road for a long time, and this change takes a very long time.
There were apparently oligarchs financing the BREXIT campaign.

 

 

 

 

I get that. Two Oligarchs want the war stopped. Typical? Unsure. I feel its a sea change. This isnt a conflict that wont be in the news once Kiev and Ukraine fall. Its gone too far for a 2022 world.  It will ultimately be about Russia or Putin. If Putin falls, Russia and everyone else can recover. If he hangs around, both him and Russia will fall. 


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  #2877204 1-Mar-2022 19:57
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 He's in power while the oligarchs are making money. The moment that stops, it will be a matter of time before his body is found floating on the Moskva River.





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  #2877253 1-Mar-2022 20:06
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BBC news just reported a Russian millitary convoy is heading to Kyiv.  The convoy is over 40 miles (65km) long.

 

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-60542877

 

 

 

 


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  #2877270 1-Mar-2022 20:13
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K8Toledo:

 

BBC news just reported a Russian millitary convoy is heading to Kyiv.  The convoy is over 40 miles (65km) long.

 

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-60542877

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. How many civilians will they kill?

 

2. The war is already lost. Putin may win Kiev and Ukraine, but he has already lost. The global revolt will take Russia down, and Russia may take Putin down to allow a recovery for the country. 


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  #2877398 1-Mar-2022 21:23
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ezbee:

Browder on Putin:

 

 

Bill Browder is probably one of the world authorities on dealing with Russia. If you haven't already, read "Red Notice", his book on corruption and politics in Russia, many libraries will have it.

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  #2877402 1-Mar-2022 21:27
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freitasm:

 He's in power while the oligarchs are making money. The moment that stops, it will be a matter of time before his body is found floating on the Moskva River.

 

 

Great opinion piece in the Guardian on "why Putin has already lost the war". As an opinion piece it reads a bit like a hold-the-line speech, but it makes a lot of good points about why it's a lose/lose situation for him.

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  #2877429 1-Mar-2022 23:54
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tdgeek:

 

K8Toledo:

 

BBC news just reported a Russian millitary convoy is heading to Kyiv.  The convoy is over 40 miles (65km) long.

 

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-60542877

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. How many civilians will they kill?

 

2. The war is already lost. Putin may win Kiev and Ukraine, but he has already lost. The global revolt will take Russia down, and Russia may take Putin down to allow a recovery for the country. 

 

 

 

 

But do we really want a world war caused by this. There are no real winners when that happens. ONe problem is that very few are still alive from WWII to remember what happened and how it was never going to be repeated. My grand parents all fought in it, and the nuclear threat is the big thing this time, especially when you have someone crazy in power. Thankfully the US got a new president. 


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  #2877436 2-Mar-2022 01:55
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How can a war with Russia be avoided? They are now demanding nuclear missiles in Europe to be removed, that their presence is unacceptable to Russia.

 

That demand is not going to be met. They are creating the risk to themselves and others in the name of reducing risk?

 

At the same time Russia says a nuclear war must never happen, that there are no winners, yet they are the first to threaten to use them/ intimidate with them reading between lines of their statements.

 

https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/tass.com/politics/1414033/amp


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freitasm:

 

"Warner Bros said it is pausing the release of ‘The Batman’ in Russia ‘in light of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine”. The movie was due to open in Russian theatres on March 3."

 

"Disney says it is suspending the release of its films in theaters in Russia after Moscow’s assault on Ukraine."

That will teach Putin.

 

"World Taekwondo has stripped Russian President Vladimir Putin of his honorary taekwondo black belt over his country’s invasion of Ukraine."

 

Oh, no... Anyway.

 

 

 

Seriously, Ukraine will fall, and nothing will happen to Russia. And the whole EU and US who spent years in Iraq based on some lies won't lift a finger.

 

 

 

 

I wouldn't be so sure about that.

 

 

 


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  #2877445 2-Mar-2022 06:34
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https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/russia-ukraine-latest-news-2022-03-01/card/russian-advance-on-kyiv-stalled-u-s-says-BBsVR5ATba81sDftETfj

 

Advance on Kyiv stalled Believe fuel and food shortages.

 

“Russian troops appear to be risk-averse, the official said, and there are signs that some Russian forces have surrendered and that morale is weak among the troops”

 

If assessment is right then a lot of Russian troops are not happy about what they are doing.

 

Goes on to say, doesn’t expect retreat and they’ll keep advancing.


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  #2877448 2-Mar-2022 07:13
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mattwnz:

 

 

 

 

 

But do we really want a world war caused by this. There are no real winners when that happens. ONe problem is that very few are still alive from WWII to remember what happened and how it was never going to be repeated. My grand parents all fought in it, and the nuclear threat is the big thing this time, especially when you have someone crazy in power. Thankfully the US got a new president. 

 

 

I never suggested a world war


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  #2877449 2-Mar-2022 07:13
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Ukraine is pleading for NATO to establish air superiority over Ukraine to create a no fly zone over Ukraine, acknowledging that such an act will risk starting world war 3


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  #2877450 2-Mar-2022 07:17
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rugrat:

 

How can a war with Russia be avoided? They are now demanding nuclear missiles in Europe to be removed, that their presence is unacceptable to Russia.

 

That demand is not going to be met. They are creating the risk to themselves and others in the name of reducing risk?

 

At the same time Russia says a nuclear war must never happen, that there are no winners, yet they are the first to threaten to use them/ intimidate with them reading between lines of their statements.

 

https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/tass.com/politics/1414033/amp

 

 

Currently, there is a war between Russia and Ukraine. There is also an economic war, world vs Russia. Assuming Russia wins the war in Ukraine the economic war will continue, and that may or should bring down Putin. Russians and the Russian government members at some point will need to decide when enough is enough


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  #2877480 2-Mar-2022 08:29
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a madman with a bruised ego challenged by his bullied victim and backed into a corner will not behave predictably or rationally

 

i don't see Putin stopping until he's dead

 

the only question i have is, will we have WW3 or will the EU just stand and watch


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