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  #2887919 17-Mar-2022 22:03
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Rikkitic:

 

How hard would it be to get dozens of people to stand in front of the Russian embassy holding blank signs?

 

 

 

 

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  #2887939 18-Mar-2022 01:28
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https://eurasiantimes.com/us-switchblade-drones-to-ukraine-to-crack-open-russian-defense/

 

Switchblade drones on way, they allow targeting out of range of sight artillery and tanks.

 

There is a 300 version that has a 10 mile  range, and 600 version with 40 mile range. They can have an observer drone that can transfer target coordinates to the switchblade, they then kamikaze their target. They are getting 100 to start with, not enough. Really need around a 1000, as they attack in swarms. Sounds like the 100 is the first shipment so hopefully it is just the start. Article has range as km, yet the same range on CNN was given as miles so not sure which correct. 

 

Think they’re being given more advanced weapons for air defence as well.

 

Also watching CNN currently there is a counter attack being done on Russian army at moment but no specific details.

 

 


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  #2888032 18-Mar-2022 10:08
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Piercing insight. Legend Garry Kasparov on Putin, Russian psyche, why we’re at war I Shoma Chaudhury
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUbnMBUOwtU

 

Just saw some excerpts from Putins recent speech, sounds familiar.

 

1000 Year old Russia 
Self-Purification of society

 

So he is declaring war on his own people ? Well more than he has already.




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  #2888059 18-Mar-2022 10:55
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A must-watch:

 




Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Video Message To Russians, Putin Over War

 

17 March

 

"I love the Russian people. That is why I have to tell you the truth. Please watch and share."

 

video:  9 minutes  (English with Russian subtitles)

 

 

 

EDIT

 

BBC News - Ukraine: Arnold Schwarzenegger's anti-war video trends on Russian social media

 

By 13:00 GMT the video had been viewed nearly 25m times and had been retweeted 325,000 times.

 

 





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  #2888090 18-Mar-2022 11:23
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Sideface:

 

A must-watch:

 

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Video Message To Russians, Putin Over War

 

17 March

 

"I love the Russian people. That is why I have to tell you the truth. Please watch and share."

 

video:  9 minutes  (English with Russian subtitles)

 

 

Wow - what a powerful, eloquent, and considered speech. Thanks for sharing that.





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  #2888172 18-Mar-2022 12:15
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Presenter is incorrect about Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific says not routing flights through Russian airspace

Russia retaliates! How will it affect aviation in the west?

Mentour Now!

As the West applies more Sanctions on Russia, they respond with the same coin.


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  #2888234 18-Mar-2022 13:43
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Could not decide where to post this.

 

It seems Putin and Trump really are from the same birth Pod or at least went to the same kindergarten.

 

From at speech made on Wednesday, Putin rambles on; 

 

"The West will try to rely on the so-called fifth column, on national traitors, on those who earn money here with us but live there. And I mean 'live there' not even in the geographical sense of the word, but according to their thoughts, their slavish consciousness," Putin said. The "fifth column" usually refers to sympathizers of the enemy during a war.

 

"Such people who by their very nature, are mentally located there, and not here, are not with our people, not with Russia," Putin said, mocking them as the type that "cannot live without oysters and gender freedom."

 

"But any people, and even more so the Russian people, will always be able to distinguish true patriots from scum and traitors, and simply spit them out like a gnat that accidentally flew into their mouths, spit them out on the pavement," he said.

 

Source = https://edition.cnn.com/2022/03/17/europe/putin-speech-russia-ukraine-conflict-intl-cmd/index.html

 

Though I must say he is slightly more coherent than Trump.





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  #2888245 18-Mar-2022 14:13
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https://edition.cnn.com/2022/03/17/europe/putin-speech-russia-ukraine-conflict-intl-cmd/index.html

 

Maybe he is cracking. More so, he's venting about his traitor citizens and military. Maybe weapons and ammo are running down, sentiment is running down, the economy is running down. 

 

I'd say the emotional effect on him will be telling.


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  #2888357 18-Mar-2022 16:48
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Let's hope Putin doesn't take it to one of the ultimate solutions.

There's a reason why the "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists" doomsday clock has had its 75th anniversary. The group’s experts say we’re closer than ever, 100 seconds to midnight.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Russia amplifies bioweapons claims at the United Nations Security Council

How can you stop a Nuclear Missile?

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  #2888378 18-Mar-2022 17:47
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Other things Russia is up to.

 

Ukraine war: Russia blocks ships carrying grain exports
Up to 300 ships have been stopped by Russian forces from departing the Black Sea, leaving one of the key global trade routes for grain virtually blocked. The fertile region is known as "the world's breadbasket."
https://www.dw.com/en/ukraine-war-russia-blocks-ships-carrying-grain-exports/a-61165985

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Noriel Arauz, the administrator for the authority, said three Panamanian-flagged ships have come under Russian fire since the invasion of Ukraine started. One of the ships sank and two others were damaged, while no one was injured.

 

British newspaper The Guardian reported that several other ships have been struck since the invasion began on February 24, including from Bangladesh and Estonia, which killed one person.
""

 

Ukrainian Farmers have also relied on bulk imports through port of of diesel and fertilizer.
So apart from harvesting abandoned Russian vehicles for scrap and use by Ukrainian army,
food production and export may be problematic in a war zone.


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  #2888382 18-Mar-2022 17:59
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Elsewhere I have read that Russia and Ukraine together are responsible for 25% of the world's grain export proportion.

Production is declining in Ukraine due to war. Some difficulties will occur exporting from Russia due to sanctions. 25% is a huge proportion of the worlds grain.

There are already food related riots and protest in some countries related to market price issues. For poor people, there will be hunger.

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  #2888430 18-Mar-2022 18:08
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The Washington Post - In Ukraine’s second city, a furious rain of bombs and rockets takes a toll: ‘There are no coffins left’

 


[since this photo was taken they have also run out of body bags]

 

 

Bodies of killed civilians lie on the ground in front of the city morgue in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on March 16.

(Wojciech Grzedzinski / For The Washington Post)

 

 





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  #2888432 18-Mar-2022 18:10
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From article linked by Kingdragonfly above:



Edit: may be misleading. This graph appears to show total world production rather than the exported proportion which is very high for Ukraine.

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  #2888433 18-Mar-2022 18:14
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ezbee:

 

Other things Russia is up to.

 

Ukraine war: Russia blocks ships carrying grain exports
Up to 300 ships have been stopped by Russian forces from departing the Black Sea, leaving one of the key global trade routes for grain virtually blocked. The fertile region is known as "the world's breadbasket."
https://www.dw.com/en/ukraine-war-russia-blocks-ships-carrying-grain-exports/a-61165985

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Noriel Arauz, the administrator for the authority, said three Panamanian-flagged ships have come under Russian fire since the invasion of Ukraine started. One of the ships sank and two others were damaged, while no one was injured.

 

British newspaper The Guardian reported that several other ships have been struck since the invasion began on February 24, including from Bangladesh and Estonia, which killed one person.
""

 

Ukrainian Farmers have also relied on bulk imports through port of of diesel and fertilizer.
So apart from harvesting abandoned Russian vehicles for scrap and use by Ukrainian army,
food production and export may be problematic in a war zone.

 

 

Its gone too far. Estonia is a NATO member.


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