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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Not really surprising though. Russia, like many countries, has a habit of killing those branded as traitors.
    This should be easy to show happening in modern times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Not really surprising though. Russia, like many countries, has a habit of killing those branded as traitors.
    Oh yes, who hasn't heard of the German murder squadrons hunting down defectors on Mallorca.

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    It would appear that the reports of Gerasimov's demise are a bit exaggerated.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe...ps-2024-02-21/

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    in an admittedly brilliant but evil move to silence opposition and dissent, the people in Russia who attended Navalny's funeral or staged tributes are being forcibly drafted into the Ukraine war.

    Several Russians who were detained by police for laying flowers at memorials to Alexei Navalny have already been given military summonses and told they’d be sent off to join the war, according to local reports.

    In St. Petersburg, police officers arrived and handed the summonses to at least six men shortly before they were released from custody, Rotonda News reports.

    “People in civilian clothes came, didn’t introduce themselves, and gave out the military summonses,” the wife of one of the men was quoted telling RusNews.

    While officially, the papers only oblige the men to visit a military registration office within the next few days to “clarify” their information and register, another man said the detainees were taunted with the threat of being sent off to war.

    “Two hours before we were released, we were taken into a room where some men were sitting and handing out summonses. They said if we didn’t sign, they would break our fingers. They kept repeating: ‘Well, will you go fight for us? We’re so good,’” he was quoted telling RusNews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azadina View Post
    You forgot the mutants they claimed are being made in Ukraine by NATO. In those secret bio labs.
    You'll be thanking them in a thousand years! They're working to prevent the Final War!

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    So this could go here or into the (Hunter) Biden discussion I guess, but who wants to bet Russia arrested the $50 traitorous ballerina to trade her for the asset that fed misinfo about Hunter Biden?

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    Don't they have bigger fish? I mean I sincerely doubt they'll get that asset for an unknown ballerina, who became an US citizen in 2021...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masark View Post
    You'll be thanking them in a thousand years! They're working to prevent the Final War!
    That'd make more sense as the reason behind the war (while still completely insane), than the excuses they've thrown around.
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    Few things express the limp dicks of Europe and US is how recent reports show that Iran has sent 400 ballistic missiles with ranges varying from 350km to 700km from just January 2024 to this date. Meanwhile cowards in Berlin are afraid to send Taurus and US is shaking in boots about their ATACMS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilian View Post
    Few things express the limp dicks of Europe and US is how recent reports show that Iran has sent 400 ballistic missiles with ranges varying from 350km to 700km from just January 2024 to this date. Meanwhile cowards in Berlin are afraid to send Taurus and US is shaking in boots about their ATACMS.
    NATO is afraid of escalation, they have always been afraid of it. Meanwhile Russia gives no shits because they know that so long as they don't directly invade NATO we don't do anything.

    As someone somewhere else recently reminded us all of. Russia has committed chemical weapon attacks on NATO soil, they give 0 fucks.
    Maybe we shouldn't either.
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    Rumour has it another A-50 joined the Eternal Flight:

    https://kyivindependent.com/russian-...military-says/

    edit: at this point there is coverage and it's no longer a rumour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iphie View Post
    Rumour has it another A-50 joined the Eternal Flight:

    https://kyivindependent.com/russian-...military-says/

    edit: at this point there is coverage and it's no longer a rumour.

    Even russian sources are admitting to it. The attack was caught on film, with it desperately dropping flares but still being hit and going down in flames.

    russia is only meant to have 6 or 7 of these things in operation, and that's 2 of them down now. And they can't replace them. And, unlike the meat waves, they need trained specialists onboard and they are all gone now as well.

    Oh, and there is a report of yet another su-34 lost as well, but that one is still a rumour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvus View Post
    Oh, and there is a report of yet another su-34 lost as well, but that one is still a rumour.
    wait, that would be number 8?

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    8 or 9 in the last week. Hard to keep track.

    Ukraine is saying they used an upgraded s200 missile that had increased range to bring it down. russia has decided to go with 'we shot down another of our very rare very expensive awacs through friendly fire, again' excuse.

    Given how they have been pushing the message Ukraine is weak they kind of can't admit to losing planes to them. Or ships. Or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvus View Post
    8 or 9 in the last week. Hard to keep track.

    Ukraine is saying they used an upgraded s200 missile that had increased range to bring it down. russia has decided to go with 'we shot down another of our very rare very expensive awacs through friendly fire, again' excuse.

    Given how they have been pushing the message Ukraine is weak they kind of can't admit to losing planes to them. Or ships. Or anything.
    Which is funny because they didn't explicitly confirm the first A-50 was brought down by friendly fire, nor did they explicitly deny it was brought down Ukraine. The Kremlin has clearly lost the plot as far as messaging goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiac View Post
    Which is funny because they didn't explicitly confirm the first A-50 was brought down by friendly fire, nor did they explicitly deny it was brought down Ukraine. The Kremlin has clearly lost the plot as far as messaging goes.
    Again, Russia is stuck in the dilemma of choosing between "Ukraine is strong enough to threaten us and our aircraft" or "we're so stupid we shot down our own plane." There is no option C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Again, Russia is stuck in the dilemma of choosing between "Ukraine is strong enough to threaten us and our aircraft" or "we're so stupid we shot down our own plane." There is no option C.
    Of course there is, the Option C..IA: blame the US. Too bad Russia is too much of a pussy to take it lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Of course there is, the Option C..IA: blame the US. Too bad Russia is too much of a pussy to take it lmao
    Ah so by their logic of course the USA is able to project force across the world to strike down Russian aircraft, which big strong Russia is of course retributing by doing... uh... nothing?

    Bad options the whole way down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Ah so by their logic of course the USA is able to project force across the world to strike down Russian aircraft, which big strong Russia is of course retributing by doing... uh... nothing?

    Bad options the whole way down.
    CIA saboteurs taking the plane down is better story for them than Ukrainians doing it tbh. USA would be the safe thing to blame as they know the US won't do shit about Russia just talking shit. Domestically it also looks better to blame someone as strong as the US.

    There was a lot of talk back in the day about how Putin might actually want for the West to collectively push his shit it, so he could withdraw from the clusterfuck of the Ukraine invasion by claiming that Russia is actually fighting the entire West. It would have looked way better for them than getting their dick kicked off by Ukraine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    CIA saboteurs taking the plane down is better story for them than Ukrainians doing it tbh. USA would be the safe thing to blame as they know the US won't do shit about Russia just talking shit. Domestically it also looks better to blame someone as strong as the US.

    There was a lot of talk back in the day about how Putin might actually want for the West to collectively push his shit it, so he could withdraw from the clusterfuck of the Ukraine invasion by claiming that Russia is actually fighting the entire West. It would have looked way better for them than getting their dick kicked off by Ukraine.
    The Dark Biden move would be "I can neither confirm or deny, nor can I confirm or deny we won't do it again."

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