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Old 20-05-2022, 04:45 PM
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Praise for the US Embassy in Moscow.

"Surprised but not offended by the Russian government's proposal to rename a part of downtown Moscow near the U.S. Embassy 'Defenders of Donbas Square', presumably in honour of Ukrainian soldiers bravely defending their homeland from Kremlin aggression, the embassy said. The country should know its heroes."

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Old 21-05-2022, 03:24 AM
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Just seen the latest US aid package. It really is turning into the US funding Ukraine to defeat Russia at all costs. Fair play to Biden on this - Russia simply wont win in any sense and the help from China, Inida etc wont ever come. It couldn't be more of a **** up - surely Putin is gone in weeks now...
In terms of countries not helping its worth noting that US/UK turn a blind eye to a lot of Saudi created horrors both inside and outside its borders and roll out the red carpet for bloodstained princes for the sole reason that Saudi will flood the market and reduce petrol prices in the event of tensions with Russia and they're just not doing it...what is their game?
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Old 21-05-2022, 09:07 AM
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I know it's the Sun, but even if remotely true look at their positive promotion, rather than condemnation, of this sack of shit. I expect they handed him money for the story too. He comes complete with face tattoo, she seems genuine, can't see it going wrong at all




Strange though, the Sun really didn't like eastern Europeans coming here to get passports and neither did their readers. What changed their minds?
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Old 21-05-2022, 09:18 AM
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Just seen the latest US aid package. It really is turning into the US funding Ukraine to defeat Russia at all costs. Fair play to Biden on this - Russia simply wont win in any sense and the help from China, Inida etc wont ever come. It couldn't be more of a **** up - surely Putin is gone in weeks now...

They surely passed this because of this cost of living inflationary issue, and the food export issue, which impacts us. Putin should've realised within a fortnight that the west wasn't going to let them win and it would lead to a huge defeat and his demise.
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Old 21-05-2022, 09:23 AM
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For those of you that understand German - this show on Deutsche Welle always gives an interesting perspective on things. To view the link you have to Register or Login. Very bullish about the disaster and total collapse that ultimately awaits Putin
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I know it's the Sun, but even if remotely true look at their positive promotion, rather than condemnation, of this sack of shit. I expect they handed him money for the story too. He comes complete with face tattoo, she seems genuine, can't see it going wrong at all




Strange though, the Sun really didn't like eastern Europeans coming here to get passports and neither did their readers. What changed their minds?
...yeah but it fits both narratives...pesky immigrants stealing our jobs...now they are here..see..they are stealing our men and breaking up homes, all the while of course "supporting Ukraine".... its nauseating, and insulting to ukrainians. What a newspaper..journalists must be so proud of their profession, appealing to the lowest common denominator.
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Old 21-05-2022, 09:49 AM
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...yeah but it fits both narratives...pesky immigrants stealing our jobs...now they are here..see..they are stealing our men and breaking up homes, all the while of course "supporting Ukraine".... its nauseating, and insulting to ukrainians. What a newspaper..journalists must be so proud of their profession, appealing to the lowest common denominator.
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Old 21-05-2022, 11:27 AM
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Yes, what the Russians did to German women/children, on a truly huge scale (estimates of 900,000 rapes by the Allies - and not just by the Red Army), rarely gets mentioned. Horrific to see them still carrying on like now :-/
I think fundamentally that's the true nature of war, that it perpetuates horror on everyone. It doesn't really make a difference what side you are on. The environment of war simply encouraged the worst in human behaviour. There's maybe some limits you can place on that, but that requires being politically strong enough to police your own side, which rarely ends up being tolerated by the public.

And it's not just the other side that is the problem with that. Look at the reaction to the idea upholding British troops accountable for crimes committed in The Troubles where potential crimes were committed against British Citizens by the British army.

Accountability for crimes in war is vitally important not just in terms of the enemies actions but our own.
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Old 21-05-2022, 11:40 AM
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I think fundamentally that's the true nature of war, that it perpetuates horror on everyone. It doesn't really make a difference what side you are on. The environment of war simply encouraged the worst in human behaviour. There's maybe some limits you can place on that, but that requires being politically strong enough to police your own side, which rarely ends up being tolerated by the public.

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Old 21-05-2022, 12:33 PM
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Just seen the latest US aid package. It really is turning into the US funding Ukraine to defeat Russia at all costs. Fair play to Biden on this - Russia simply wont win in any sense and the help from China, Inida etc wont ever come. It couldn't be more of a **** up - surely Putin is gone in weeks now...
Ukraine is fighting the war for the West or NATO and I think it is a case of destroying the Russian military in place and If not already,soon, the Russian military will be reduced to a capability that they won't be a ble to threaten countries like they have been doing for the last 50/60 years.I also expect that the west will continue sanctions after this is finished to prevent a rebuild of the Russian military for some time. In one respect this is making the USA the one true superpower which ones hopes is good.
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Old 21-05-2022, 12:48 PM
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I also expect that the west will continue sanctions after this is finished to prevent a rebuild of the Russian military for some time. In one respect this is making the USA the one true superpower which ones hopes is good.
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I know it's the Sun, but even if remotely true look at their positive promotion, rather than condemnation, of this sack of shit. I expect they handed him money for the story too. He comes complete with face tattoo, she seems genuine, can't see it going wrong at all




Strange though, the Sun really didn't like eastern Europeans coming here to get passports and neither did their readers. What changed their minds?
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With their economy heading down the crapper?
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They’re making some big tech progresses though even if they are overplaying their strategic hand.
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Most of their Tec is copies of Russian weapons and we’ve all seen how good that is.
I would think seeing the debacle in Ukraine has made them think twice about Taiwan
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Yes, or as Churchill probably didn't originally say, "History is written by the victors."
Interesting Churchill wasn't too keen on war trials, and initially was for the summary execution of the Nazi high command. It was the Americans that convinced him.
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With their economy heading down the crapper?
I'm not sure America is much better placed, ecconomically, to maintain its super power basis either.
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Need to put this here. Yesterday Newoz and I were at the Melbourne Victory game, one of my mates, brought an old friend along... a 40 year old Aussie who has been living in Moscow for the past 15 years and has his own business there, an English Language school. His view and what he told us was such an eye-opening view so so different to what we hear.

I honestly think it would pay people to listen to people who live in Russia. Most Russians don't think Putin is mad or a psychopath... lets's put it that way. The real message I got was Russia will not be backing down in any way shape or form over Ukraine. The expression used was "Like a Pit Bull with a chihuahua in its mouth"
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I honestly think it would pay people to listen to people who live in Russia. Most Russians don't think Putin is mad or a psychopath... lets's put it that way. The real message I got was Russia will not be backing down in any way shape or form over Ukraine. The expression used was "Like a Pit Bull with a chihuahua in its mouth"
It doesn’t sound too different to what we hear I think. If one reads around Russians are pro-Russia and believe in the aims of the war.
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