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Ukraine crisis exposes Putin's 'isolated, paranoid' world

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Has President Putin prior to Ukraine incursion succumbed to some form of delusional schizophrenia?

If so. the global community is up poo creek without a paddle.

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Shadows of 1939. Brainwash your people, slip in some racial superiority, some false-flag-operation and there you go with another World War.

You can't make a bargain with psychopaths.

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Trying to insult, alienate or challenge someone right off the bat isn't a very good strategy in a negotiation or a discussion.

There are always different perspectives that drive any disagreement.

Putin and Russia have tried to negotiate this for years, but the US (who appointed itself to be speaking for the world) repeatedly dismissed every one of Putin's points about the squeeze and being surrounded by more and more arms with arrogant waves of the hand.

If your "neighbors" surround you and point arsenals of arms at your house, what would you do?

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zichiFeb. 24  11:33 pm JST

Who holds a meeting with a very long table like when Macron visited? Or like in the photo with more than 15 m between Putin and the other members?

Covid.

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The US has nothing to do with this.

It's the same black flag playbook used by the US to start the Spanish America war ("Remember the Maine!"), the Vietnam War (the Gulf of Tonkin Incident which never happened), to invade Iraq (weapons of mass destruction and wood chippers, according to a NY taxi driver), to invade Syria, Libya, etc.

It's like two neighbors across town are fighting in the yard and you drive there because you think you're the boss of the world.

If you stick your nose into somebody else's fight, you're going to get punched. Russia and Putin have given fair warning that they are not afraid to inflict swift and great damage to those who interfere. The US has been fairly warned.

In WWII, Stalin said, "To the defeat of Nazism, the British gave time, the Americans gave money, and the Soviet Union gave blood."

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What's the over/under on America joining the war?

They must be itching to right now. It's got to be taking all of their restraint to hold themselves back from acting in their nature and warring. It's part of the national psyche after all.

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Putin is not in an "'isolated, paranoid world", he is the leader of a nation that is under constant co-ordinated assault by the US warmongers and NATO. Putin has always been clear-headed and rational in his comments and actions.

Right now he has to respond to the endless warmongering by NATO and the US. Sending peacekeepers into the Dombas was a rational and reasonable decision,

Of course, the daily dribble of warmongering against Russia works great as a distraction from the disastrous policies enacted in the US and Canada. Lets not talk abot Trudeau freezing the bank accounts of critics, lets talk about evil Putin. Yeah!

I agree 100%

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This is just terrible in so many ways.

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Sending peacekeepers into the Dombas was a rational and reasonable decision,

Missile strikes in Kyiv, residential buildings hit, dozens dead, more injured.

Not much by way of peacekeeping, anything but rational and reasonable.

Putin is a serial murderer.

Dishonest and detestable does not begin to do him justice. A vile, toxic little man.

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Kniknaknokkaer

Well, I think it's pretty fair to say that the ones who have been crying out about the threat of a possible Russian invasion for the last couple of weeks are not the paranoid ones.

You are right, the warmongers in Nato and the US and the media parrots are not paranoid. They are dishonest and detestable.

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Putin is not in an "'isolated, paranoid world", he is the leader of a nation that is under constant co-ordinated assault by the US warmongers and NATO. Putin has always been clear-headed and rational in his comments and actions.

Right now he has to respond to the endless warmongering by NATO and the US. Sending peacekeepers into the Dombas was a rational and reasonable decision,

Of course, the daily dribble of warmongering against Russia works great as a distraction from the disastrous policies enacted in the US and Canada. Lets not talk abot Trudeau freezing the bank accounts of critics, lets talk about evil Putin. Yeah!

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ClippetyClop

they are good at typing them journalists.

Callint the corporate media propagandists "journalists" is a stretch.

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How did they type up this article so quickly

They are good at typing them journalists.

and distribute it to global media outlets in such a short time.

There is this thing called 'the internet'

Military action started just a few hours ago.

You mean the invasion? I can imagine that's a tough word for you to say.

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Russian Leader's Disease. Gets them all in the end.

Putin has made a lot of Russians very rich, expecting loyalty in return. But when all of those rich people see their access to their foreign assets and lifestyle vanishing, I doubt they will be as loyal as Putin expects.

Russia has a way of transitioning power in these circumstances. It wouldn't surprise me if Putin were to come down with a nasty bout of Covid in the near future.

In the meantime, the US can test some of their weapons against the Russians by proxy and wipe out the Russian mafia in the US. They are no longer gangs subject to due process of law, but agents of a rogue power. Their assets can be seized and they can be deported as a security threat, en bloc.

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If the Russian dictator used his power for something less harmful, like having a hundred young mistresses, it would be better for the world. Instead, he is feeding his megalomania.

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How did they type up this article so quickly and distribute it to global media outlets in such a short time. Military action started just a few hours ago.

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Well, I think it's pretty fair to say that the ones who have been crying out about the threat of a possible Russian invasion for the last couple of weeks are not the paranoid ones.

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just wondering who is really paranoid...

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