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K8Toledo
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  #2884559 10-Mar-2022 20:52
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Handsomedan:

 

I don't know how many on this page are old enough to remember the eighties, but it really does feel a lot like we are back there. 

 

I remember doing "nuclear war" drills, where we largely did the same drill as earthquake drills, but were also instructed to keep our eyes firmly shut, etc. 

 

 

 

I wonder how this will change the way in which our young people will look at geopolitics....

 

 

 

 

Just noticed this post. 

 

In 1984 my intermediate teacher made our class watch The Day After.   A movie every 10year old should see. /s


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  #2884609 10-Mar-2022 23:35
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K8Toledo:

In 1984 my intermediate teacher made our class watch The Day After.

 

 

Wolverines!

 

 

Ah, sorry, wrong movie.

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  #2884616 11-Mar-2022 01:08
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Russia is trying to claim the labs in Ukraine are being used for biological weapons, with US support. The US believes it is a false flag operation to try and justify Russia maybe using biological or chemical weapons themselves in future.

 

China is backing Russia on this.

 

https://www.euronews.com/2022/03/10/ukraine-war-us-warns-russia-may-use-chemical-weapons

 

Was also watching a retired general on news, if afraid to escalate on NATO side as don’t wish conflict to escalate what about the next country Russia attacks, do you say got to just keep it in that country as well? And as they control more territory bigger job to push them back.


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  #2884625 11-Mar-2022 07:00
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Russian oligarchs inc soccer clubs owner, F1 driver, etc sanctioned in UK (not sure what that means - news says their assets freezed, they will be investigated and prosecuted if possible)

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/03/10/sport/roman-abramovich-sanctions-uk-list-spt-intl/index.html

 

Sacked Formula One driver and his father added to EU sanctions list

 

UK freezes assets of seven Russian oligarchs including Roman Abramovich


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  #2884626 11-Mar-2022 07:07
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putting the >20,000 missiles given by US, NATO and UK into use

 


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  #2884629 11-Mar-2022 07:17
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rugrat:

 

Russia is trying to claim the labs in Ukraine are being used for biological weapons, with US support. The US believes it is a false flag operation to try and justify Russia maybe using biological or chemical weapons themselves in future.

 

China is backing Russia on this.

 

https://www.euronews.com/2022/03/10/ukraine-war-us-warns-russia-may-use-chemical-weapons

 

Was also watching a retired general on news, if afraid to escalate on NATO side as don’t wish conflict to escalate what about the next country Russia attacks, do you say got to just keep it in that country as well? And as they control more territory bigger job to push them back.

 

 

False flag

 

Chemical weapons

 

Killing women and children

 

and so on, all part of Russia historical playbook

 

 

 

In order to further the new Russian Empire, where else may they look at that are not in NATO?


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  #2884630 11-Mar-2022 07:20
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Batman: news says their assets freezed, they will be investigated and prosecuted if possible)

I see nothing about "prosecuted" or prosecution in any of the articles you posted.

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  #2884752 11-Mar-2022 09:49
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I  saw nothing about 'freezed', either 🤓





'Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.' Voltaire

 

 

 

 


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  #2884838 11-Mar-2022 11:34
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Uncanny predictions of Ukraine's war from April 2021 by former Russian MP Nevzorov
https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/taood7/uncanny_predictions_of_ukraines_war_from_april/

 

Pretty much describes with dark humor how Russian will show itself up.
It would be better for it to turn its attentions to Moscow where obstacles are fewer than Kyiv.
He is stil alive, so not important enough for Putin's special attention ?

 

Uncanny probably not the word, 
Expect it was commonly known in Russian society, apart from Putin, and his patriarch.

 

When Anthony Bourdain Called Out Putin and Trump—in Russia
https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-anthony-bourdain-called-out-putin-and-trumpin-russia

 

Iconic Russian Car Maker, Known for Cold War Self-Reliance, Halts Production
Disruption shows how Russia’s economy is beginning to feel the bite of Western sanctions
https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-car-maker-known-for-cold-war-self-reliance-idles-factories-11646828796#:~:text=On%20Wednesday%2C%20Lada's%20factory%20floors,have%20been%20placed%20on%20leave


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  #2884839 11-Mar-2022 11:34
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The Bulwark's an American conservative, center-right (but anti-Trump) news site.

Yesterday they published a podcast interviewing Lt. General Mark Hertling (ret.), the former commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and the 7th Army.
His viewpoint - and what he thinks is the likely military outcome of the Ukraine invasion - was interesting. 


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  #2884845 11-Mar-2022 11:42
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Batman:

 

putting the >20,000 missiles given by US, NATO and UK into use

 

 

It's my understanding from being an armchair general that tanks are actually quite vulnerable when used alone.

 

I believe US doctrine is to use infantry with tanks to flush out enemy sitting in hiding with their anti tank weapons. Of course, then the infantry need to be motivated and actually know what they're doing.

 

 

 

 





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  #2884849 11-Mar-2022 11:48
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Sidestep: Yesterday they published a podcast interviewing Lt. General Mark Hertling (ret.), the former commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and the 7th Army.

 

 

I'd be a bit cautious with comments from military and intelligence people because they tend to see things in exactly the way they were trained. I'm thinking in particular of a recent interview with the former head of MI6 where he gave a position that was pretty much what you'd expect from the (former) head of the UK's foreign intelligence service but that displayed the same level of... disconnectedness that had them completely miss the collapse of the Soviet Union until it had already happened.

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  #2884855 11-Mar-2022 11:58
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Putin has raised the state of emergency to code brown. Fun fact: shoulder fired missiles don't check on the shooters' gender.

Ukraine's Women Warriors send message to Russian troops

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  #2884864 11-Mar-2022 12:09
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neb:  I'd be a bit cautious with comments from military and intelligence people because they tend to see things in exactly the way they were trained. I'm thinking in particular of a recent interview with the former head of MI6 where he gave a position that was pretty much what you'd expect from the (former) head of the UK's foreign intelligence service but that displayed the same level of... disconnectedness that had them completely miss the collapse of the Soviet Union until it had already happened.

 

I take everyone's views with a grain (or two) of salt (unless their views align with mine!).

A more difficult thing is to be able to discount their likely bias, and see if there's still good information there.
An even harder task is to be aware of our own 'motivated reasoning'.  Essentially - paying much more attention to the things that we want to be true..


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  #2884872 11-Mar-2022 12:21
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Translated

LIGA.Life :Heroes of our time "It was tomatoes!" LIGA.Life found a woman from Kyiv Ukraine who shot down an enemy drone with a pickle jar

LIGA.Life spoke with a woman who shot down a drone from her kitchen a few days ago - about this case, today's life in Kyiv and family

For several days in a row, reports have been circulating on social media that a woman shot down an enemy drone with pickle jar in Kyiv. Even memes have already been created.

Most consider it a "military fable", so thought the journalist LIGA.Life, until she heard from a friend: "This is a real story. This was done by the mother of my friend."

Olena agreed to talk to LIGA.Life without giving her name and photo - she is currently afraid.

It was dusk, the sun had not yet risen. Elena was sitting on the balcony and smoking: "I see something floating slowly. At first I thought the crow was beaten. And then I heard a buzzing."

She had never seen a drone up close before. However, hearing the sound, she realized: in front of her is definitely not a bird.

There would be something more appropriate in the apartment to launch into an enemy device, the woman says. But at that moment she thought that by the time she ran into the room and returned, she would lose time - the drone might disappear. Instead, canned jars stood under her chair.

So Olena grabbed a jar and started with all her might: "Probably out of fear. Because I was scared. And what if they start firing at me from there! What a pity for those tomatoes… I don't know where the fables about cucumbers came from."

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