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    Quote Originally Posted by YUPPIE View Post
    it'd just be bluster like with NK...if Putin hasn't proven himself by attempting genocide out in the open as he has in 2022.

    That's why I take everything he and his cronies say seriously. He's proven how dangerous and evil he is.
    So in the absence of critical thinking skills, you'll just... buy into all of the propaganda?

    That's certainly... a take.


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  2. #20482
    Lukashenko said something, must be true.
    All my ignores are permanently filtered out and invisible to me. Responding to my posts with nonsense or insults is pointless, you're likely already invisible and if not - 3 clicks away. One ignore is much better than 3 pages of trolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidax View Post
    Lukashenko said something, must be true.
    He'd say anything to get made a Soviet Colonel like he has always wanted to be.

    Or maybe do anything....



    Just call me 'Daddy, Luka.

    Yes Daddy.
    Last edited by Corvus; 2022-05-24 at 04:22 AM.

  4. #20484
    Quote Originally Posted by YUPPIE View Post
    On the topic of Lukashenko, he warned today (only a few hours ago) that WW3 is going to happen if the West doesn't stop supporting Ukraine

    https://www.newsweek.com/alexander-l...supply-1709349

    The article headlines he's not afraid of Putin or anything like that. He's his closest ally.
    That weekly WW3 warning. Russia can't take and hold Donbass, let alone start any meaningful war against the West.

    Lobbing nukes get's them nothing, except incoming nukes. Putin's self preservation task does not allign with nukes hitting Russia.

    But it scared you again didnt it.

  5. #20485
    Quote Originally Posted by Crispin View Post
    Russia can't hold Donbas
    Confused about this. Zelenksy complained today Donbas was a Russian fortress compared to what equipment and manpower he has at the moment.

    https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2022/05/23/7348087/
    Last edited by YUPPIE; 2022-05-24 at 04:55 AM.

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    lol Turkish President Erdoğan announces that he plans to create a 30km deep 'Safe Zone' along the Syria/Turkish border. This will involve invading the remaining Kurdish held areas of the Turkish border.

    all our turk posters crying about sweden and finland into nato, hows this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnysensible View Post
    lol Turkish President Erdoğan announces that he plans to create a 30km deep 'Safe Zone' along the Syria/Turkish border. This will involve invading the remaining Kurdish held areas of the Turkish border.

    all our turk posters crying about sweden and finland into nato, hows this?
    So that's the game plan whining against Finland and Sweden joining NATO. They want everyone to look away from this "special operation" in exchange for their yes vote.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jtbrig7390 View Post
    True, I was just bored and tired but you are correct.

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    millennials were the kids of the 9/11 survivors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    I wonder how those will fare against modern Javelins
    Waste of Javelins to be honest, might as well supply them with the likes of MILAN etc, much cheaper and would annihilate T-62 head on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YUPPIE View Post
    Confused about this. Zelenksy complained today Donbas was a Russian fortress compared to what equipment and manpower he has at the moment.

    https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2022/05/23/7348087/
    Spiced up with a bit of propaganda to gain more equipment from other countries. He didn't say compare it to all Ukrainian forces, but only the ones in Donbas.
    That doesn't mean it will be an easy and guaranteed victory for Ukraine, but it still seems unlikely that Russia could take and hold Donbas.

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    The defence leaders of around 50 nations meeting to discuss Ukraine have listened to Russia's whinging and threats about sending weapons to Ukraine and ignored them. Sorry Yup. Instead they have decided the only answer is to send even more weapons, so that Russia ends up choking on them just like Trump chokes on Putin. Denmark is sending a land based Harpoon launcher system and missiles, the Czechs are sending attack helicopters, tanks and rockets, Italy, Greece Norway and Poland are sending even more artillery and there is more to come. The US won't confirm or deny if it will send the high-tech rocket launchers that Ukraine keeps asking for (HIMARS or MLRS). Hopefully they will, as they will wreck Russians so hard it isn't funny.

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    Latest temper tantrum by the 3 years old in the Russia government - Russia demands that the world 'demilitarize' the internet and accuses the West of cyber-totalitarianism.

    Translation - wah wah wah, its nor fair we can't spread our lies on the 'net and not have them blocked. Its not fair that hackers are doing to us what we feel only we should be allowed to do to everyone else.
    Last edited by Corvus; 2022-05-24 at 07:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YUPPIE View Post
    Confused about this. Zelenksy complained today Donbas was a Russian fortress compared to what equipment and manpower he has at the moment.

    https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2022/05/23/7348087/
    Do you think that he's making a statement, or perhaps asking for more equipment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvus View Post
    The defence leaders of around 50 nations meeting to discuss Ukraine have listened to Russia's whinging and threats about sending weapons to Ukraine and ignored them. Sorry Yup. Instead they have decided the only answer is to send even more weapons, so that Russia ends up choking on them just like Trump chokes on Putin. Denmark is sending a land based Harpoon launcher system and missiles, the Czechs are sending attack helicopters, tanks and rockets, Italy, Greece Norway and Poland are sending even more artillery and there is more to come. The US won't confirm or deny if it will send the high-tech rocket launchers that Ukraine keeps asking for (HIMARS or MLRS). Hopefully they will, as they will wreck Russians so hard it isn't funny.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Latest temper tantrum by the 3 years old in the Russia government - Russia demands that the world 'demilitarize' the internet and accuses the West of cyber-totalitarianism.

    Translation - wah wah wah, its nor fair we can't spread our lies on the 'net and not have them blocked. Its not fair that hackers are doing to us what we feel only we should be allowed to do to everyone else.
    Fun fact: dutch journalists want sputnik and RT not to be blocked anymore. Fucking hell, how deep are the dutch into the russian payroll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuiking View Post
    Fun fact: dutch journalists want sputnik and RT not to be blocked anymore. Fucking hell, how deep are the dutch into the russian payroll?
    Baudet and the Forum for Democracy? Deeper than Lukashenko. That said, I guess there's a case to be made to unblock RT and sputnik for reasons of keeping an eye out on the russians, but I don't think that's a good enough reason, let the AIVD take care of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasulis View Post
    Ironic - the town of Magnitogorsk was founded on a mountain of iron (the name itself means "Magnet Mountain Town") and now they rely on foreign supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iphie View Post
    Baudet and the Forum for Democracy? Deeper than Lukashenko. That said, I guess there's a case to be made to unblock RT and sputnik for reasons of keeping an eye out on the russians, but I don't think that's a good enough reason, let the AIVD take care of that.
    Which doesn't make much sense either because if you want to "keep an eye out" you don't go to there propaganda rally's.
    But then again, people like Baudet and Wilders have a twisted sense of what made Europe Europe.

  16. #20496
    how come the US won't intervene in Ukraine but Joe Biden has just signed a pact that the US will directly, militarily intervene if Taiwan is *ever* attacked by China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YUPPIE View Post
    how come the US won't intervene in Ukraine but Joe Biden has just signed a pact that the US will directly, militarily intervene if Taiwan is *ever* attacked by China?
    The point of the defensive pact is to dissuade Chinese aggression.
    Directly militarily intervening in Ukraine will not dissuade any aggression, it would likely escalate hostilities. Besides, the lend-lease arrangement that they are currently pursuing is cheaper and more effective for America's goal in the war (which is to bleed Russia dry of manpower and materiel).
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    Quote Originally Posted by LilSaihah View Post
    The point of the defensive pact is to dissuade Chinese aggression.
    Directly militarily intervening in Ukraine will not dissuade any aggression, it is likely to escalate hostilities.
    i dont think so to be honest. i dont see why xi jinping would be deterred or not wave the same cards Putin has

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    So russan gave up pretty much acurate numbers of how many of them died so far.
    Oh and they are also going mental crazy.
    Don't sweat the details!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YUPPIE View Post
    i dont think so to be honest. i dont see why xi jinping would be deterred or not wave the same cards Putin has
    China cannot win a conventional conflict against America is the simple fact of the matter; they have precious little capacity to project their power.
    Xi will not start a war which China cannot win, and if Xi would start that war, the CCP can and will remove him from power.
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