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  #2879112 4-Mar-2022 15:01
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From the president's most recent speech it sounds like he knows it's over.

I hope he can be evacuated alive

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  #2879113 4-Mar-2022 15:05
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SaltyNZ:

 

Batman:

 

Russia has bombed a Nuclear Power Plant ... fire 10X larger than Chernobyl according to some people

 

 

 

 

What? No way ... even if Putin's an evil bastard surely the battlefield commanders aren't that stupid.

 

 

What a stupid place for ukrainian troops to use as cover. Of course russians would not give 2 cents what collateral damage will be. Russian actions in Syria showed us that mentality.  


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  #2879116 4-Mar-2022 15:10
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Batman: From the president's most recent speech it sounds like he knows it's over.

I hope he can be evacuated alive

 

Not seen that. There is the issue that if he told Putin I give up, spare my life and spare my citizens, Putin would let him walk. It was on CNN a couple of days ago, that the longer it goes, more deaths, and still Ukraine is taken over. Easy for me to say, sitting here in NZ, but maybe that cost weighs on him.


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  #2879118 4-Mar-2022 15:15
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cruxis:

 

What a stupid place for ukrainian troops to use as cover. Of course russians would not give 2 cents what collateral damage will be. Russian actions in Syria showed us that mentality.  

 

 

 

 

Are we victim-blaming now?





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  #2879124 4-Mar-2022 15:33
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cruxis:

What a stupid place for ukrainian troops to use as cover. Of course russians would not give 2 cents what collateral damage will be. Russian actions in Syria showed us that mentality.  



I hope you will have a better place to stand if you were there. As far as I can see on the video there's no one there. It was hit by long range missiles but we will know more soon

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  #2879200 4-Mar-2022 17:45
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Just heard from someone at an investment fund that they're in the process of dumping all their Russian holdings. Problem is they can't currently sell because Russia has suspended trading, but they'll do so as soon as it resumes.

 

 

They'll either have to keep trading indefinitely suspended or face a 1929-style meltdown if they open up again.

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  #2879203 4-Mar-2022 17:56
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Nuclear Power Plant

 

As seen at Fukushima having a live power grid connected to your plant to supply power is a critical safety backup. Sister plant down coast in Japan survived due to heroic efforts to reconnect to grid.

 

In war you want the grid down to deny your opponent energy. 
It also makes life unbearable for civilians in cities especially.
Saps defending army's morale as they see civilians suffering and chances of hospital treatment dwindle.
Evacuating civilians means you can pound cities harder, and outside cities defenders have to deal with evacuees.
As invader this does not worry you.

 

For workers at power plant its a very crappy situation as you have to keep working as you can't just leave it.
Probably worse if your house is bombed, or you or  family get hit while having dinner.


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  #2879206 4-Mar-2022 18:14
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Batman:]

 

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NATO

 

Both Russia and the West view Ukraine as a buffer against each other.

 

 

 

Sending NATO troops into Ukraine would be suicide.

 

Russia has 850,000 active personnel, with 250,000 more in reserve. 200,000 are inside Ukraine.

 

Putin could send in more forces, take Ukraine, seize the Baltic states then attack Poland. 

 

 

 

The last thing Europe wants is another war with Russia, even without nukes involved.

 

It's a long way to Moscow: Operation Barbarossa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2879220 4-Mar-2022 19:54
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You'd never invade Russia in winter. Lucky it is just coming to summer.




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  #2879245 4-Mar-2022 21:36
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The END of Russian Aviation!?

Mentour Now!

"As the war in Ukraine is entering its second week I have decided to start to try and explain some of the consequences this conflict will likely have on the world of Aviation.

In todays video I will touch on some of the lesser known consequences that the new sanctions will have on the Russian aviation industry, consequences that could actually bring it to a complete stop within a few weeks or months."


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  #2879246 4-Mar-2022 21:44
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The college student tracking Russian oligarchs' jets | Dan Abrams Live

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"Jack Sweeney, a college student, launched multiple Twitter accounts tracking oligarchs' private jets. It comes on the heels of a notable account he set up tracking Elon Musk's plane."


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  #2879253 4-Mar-2022 22:23
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No IKEA either

https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/russia-ukraine-latest-news-2022-03-03/card/ikea-closes-all-17-stores-in-russia-kt9QORVODutcLLSFiTfO

 

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STOCKHOLM—IKEA is closing all of its stores in Russia, stopping production in the country and halting all exports and imports to and from Russia and Belarus, the Swedish furniture maker said Thursday.
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  #2879256 4-Mar-2022 22:54
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Politico: George W. Bush dishes on Putin in Chicago

...The Republican former president managed to mix serious comments about Ukraine with takes on Putin
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“In [Putin’s] view the demise of the Soviet Union is bad for the Russian people, so we’re watching him try to reinstate Soviet hegemony,” said Bush. “He picks weak people to do that. He thought Ukraine was weak, but it’s not. Ukraine is showing a backbone and a spine that this world sorely needs to see.”
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  #2879261 5-Mar-2022 01:08
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freitasm: You'd never invade Russia in winter.

 

 

Or get involved in a land war in Asia. And don't get me started about going in against Sicilians when death is on the line.

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  #2879262 5-Mar-2022 01:09
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Interesting, and very apropos, documentary about Putin from 2015, showing the beginnings of his Mafia state and his mentality.

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