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Belarus says it has 1.5 million potential soldiers outside armed forces

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How many would fight for an illegal invasion that they know is based upon a lie?

How many of them would turn against “Europe’s last dictator” (Naybe second to last, but I digress…) given a gun and the chance?

”coalition of the willing” lol…

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Many from Belarus have gone to defend Ukraine, without the puppet leader, Belarus would be sanctioning Russia like everyone else in Europe.

Perhaps it is a good idea to arm more people there, so they can overthrow the Russian puppet and finally claim their freedom.

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Give Ukraine plenty of the weapons and munitions it needs. The deadlier the better.

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I'm guessing the reality is that Belarus has about 1.5 million men who would immediately run for the borders if His Excremency Alexander Lukashenko decided to mobilize them into the military.

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That sounds like BS with only a population of 9 million. So many hate Lukashenko. How many would be willing to fight and die for Putin's cause?

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The more dead people willing to fight for Russia, the better. All at the hands of American weapons.

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That sounds like BS with only a population of 9 million. So many hate Lukashenko. How many would be willing to fight and die for Putin's cause?

It is BS. This "multinational coalition of the willing" is not willing at all. There is opposition mounting and even though Putin has plans for a union between Russia and Belarus, there are a lot of people in Belarus aware that they will lose their independence should that union happen.

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Belarus is even more of a failed state that Russia, and that's saying a lot.

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Many from Belarus have gone to defend Ukraine, without the puppet leader, Belarus would be sanctioning Russia like everyone else in Europe.

Barely squad.

Westerners (at least here) show a brazen disregard for Belarus's people opinions (as well as Lukasenko) and this thread is a stark example of it.

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Population of 9 million. There is an imbalance of 87 men per 100 women, so

About 3.915 million men of all age demographics (This guy is too sexist to use women as fighters).

Median male age is about 37.

Excluding the children the elderly and the disabled, we are stalking every single military aged male in the country.

Count me under the “not likely” banner.

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Perhaps it is a good idea to arm more people there, so they can overthrow the Russian puppet and finally claim their freedom.

Good point there.

Belarus says it has 1.5 million potential soldiers outside armed forces

Why this headline? It makes it sound like Russia has a strong ally. We don't want to spread propaganda on Russia's (well, Putin's) behalf.

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Belarus says it has 1.5 million potential soldiers outside armed forces

Well, if they're as incompetent as the Russians, you might as well call them "1.5 million targets"...

Hope their wills and life insurance are up to date...

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Desert Tortoise

I'm guessing the reality is that Belarus has about 1.5 million men who would immediately run for the borders if His Excremency Alexander Lukashenko decided to mobilize them into the military.

...to let their country being attacked by Poland or Zelenski? Only in your imagination.

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Belarus kept good traditions of the USSR and defiant as Russia,they are like US/UK partnerships on critical times. Big daddy Lukashenko sense the imminent threat came out from NATO as his country is always under constant threat from the west. I think Big daddy got his own nukes from Mr.Putin, the share use of nuclear arsenals, good for Belarus!

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Nemo

How many would fight for an illegal invasion that they know is based upon a lie?

Err, you mean the US invasion of Iraq? Of Syria? Of Afghanistan? Of Libya? The bombing of Serbia? The destruction of Nordstream? It seems to be plenty of people followed instead of revolting.

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stormcrow

Give Ukraine plenty of the weapons and munitions it needs. The deadlier the better.

....and to what end exactly? To continue this tragedy forever? Fact is, Ukraine is already to 100% a US proxy. The US taxpayer pays almost all of Zelenski budget. Without USS support, this conflict would have ended long ago. The Russian demands are not unreasonable: a neutral Ukraine and an end to the shelling of Dombass. (Fundmantally, the Minsk Agreement). In a sane world, that would be in the interest of everyone.

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This is a European problem and should be the responsibility of the European nations to resolve without relying in US funding.

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This is a European problem and should be the responsibility of the European nations to resolve without relying in US funding.

It's an illegal Russian invasion, as you have agreed that it is.

If you want Putin to win, just say it. Don't be shy, nobody will think any worse of you.

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I'd guess Belarus has media control and the people there would go to Ukraine to help Russia because they get a different story and are linked to Russia. How many, how well equipped?

As an American tax payer, while I want to see Ukraine succeed I question why the USA is giving the most? Europe has way more to loose and acts ambivalent. They didn't want their ill conceived oil shut off and whined about the cost. America paid it.

It makes some sense to tell the Europeans that if they don't care to guarantee why should the USA.

One European nation has put the NATO mandated 2% of GDP to defense a few years. Again European selfishness will lead to world War as Russia rolls into Moldova, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia etc unless the American taxpayer pays for their selfishness. I say let Russia take Germany, France, Spain, Italy etc. It will just be a drag on their economy like it has been to the USA. Maybe Russia, China can divide the world and find peace.

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Ukraine soldiers should invade/attack Belarus and Russia. They invaded Ukraine, declaring war.

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Lots of the jingoist talk of propagandists and true believers who insist that their point of view is universally shared by everyone who isn't brainwashed.

But recently the Imperium couldn't get the G20 to back that position, so now the question is do you believe that not just Russian media is controlled, but Belarusian, Chinese, Indian, and South African media are all controlled by Putin, or does that sound like a conspiracy theory to you?

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I question why the USA is giving the most?

In absolute terms, the US has given more. In terms of % of GDP, the top givers of aid to Ukraine are Estonia (1.07%), Latvia (0.98%), Lithuania (0.65%), Poland (0.63%), US (0.37%), Bulgaria (0.36%), Norway (0.36%), UK (0.32%), Canada (0.26%).

Japan, at a measly 0.02%, could do a lot better. Maybe they could divert some the cost of supporting the US bases on Japanese land.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1303450/bilateral-aid-to-ukraine-in-a-percent-of-donor-gdp/

Europe has way more to loose (sic) and acts ambivalent.

You realise Europe is not a country?

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 do you believe that not just Russian media is controlled, but Belarusian, Chinese, Indian, and South African media are all controlled by Putin, or does that sound like a conspiracy theory to you?

Russian, Belarusian, Indian, and Chinese media, sure. You can end up in prison for life for wrongthink in those countries. South Africans are actually against Putin's War: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-11-20-brenthurst-survey-shows-vast-majority-of-south-africans-condemn-russia/

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As an American tax payer, while I want to see Ukraine succeed I question why the USA is giving the most? Europe has way more to loose and acts ambivalent. They didn't want their ill conceived oil shut off and whined about the cost. America paid it.

Our credibility on being able to defeat the autocrats is on the line in this war. Even now they claim we will run away like in our ill-conceived ME wars. If we run away now, they will for certain politically absorb Europe and Japan. AFAIK, we haven't given anything to help with the cost of getting off of Russian gas. I agree it was disappointing to see what Merkel did integrating Russia but I suspect things looked a lot different to them before they had an actual war for territory on their doorstep. My bet is Europe will stay in this fight for longer than the US.

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Maybe Russia, China can divide the world and find peace.

The world includes the US. You sound like a real patriot with that statement.

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Russian, Belarusian, Indian, and Chinese media, sure. You can end up in prison for life for wrongthink in those countries.

Go through the Youtube channel '1420 by Daniil Orain' which has enough Russians criticizing their own country.

As far as India is concerned, folks are free to speak their mind. Sure, the government can make things a bit tough for its opponents but no one ends in prison for life for 'wrongthink'.

I think you Yankees are unable to digest the fact that there are enough people out there who have experienced your hypocrisy first hand.

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As far as India is concerned, folks are free to speak their mind. Sure, the government can make things a bit tough for its opponents but no one ends in prison for life for 'wrongthink'.

https://rsf.org/en/country/india

It's good we have these indexes to expose definitely the pretenders to democracy.

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This all points out to one thing. It's been a year since the invasion started and things aren't quite as easy as Pudding-Head expected, are they? Russia is BUYING drones from Iran, drafting men into their 40s and 50s, not to mention those UN sanctions.

Russia is wasting their rubbles, manpower, material and they are LOSING the Ukraine war.

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Sounds like a Russian AWACS A-50 was targeted at a Belarus airfield. Good job partisans.

https://twitter.com/Gerashchenko_en/status/1629906271884177413

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Doesn't mean they're any good.

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WilliB

How many would fight for an illegal invasion that they know is based upon a lie?

Err, you mean the US invasion of Iraq? Of Syria? Of Afghanistan? Of Libya? The bombing of Serbia? The destruction of Nordstream? It seems to be plenty of people followed instead of revolting.

This is an illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russia, not the US.

EvilBuddha

I think you Yankees are unable to digest the fact that there are enough people out there who have experienced your hypocrisy first hand.

I don't see how that is relevant. This is a war against Ukraine, not the US.

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Sounds like a Russian AWACS A-50 was targeted at a Belarus airfield. Good job partisans

I was thinking false flag to justify Belarus entry into the war, but that is just a guess. Yours is probably just as good a guess as mine. The Russians have been claiming Ukraine is going to attack Moldova and Belarus. Kind of laughable that Ukraine would pick more fights when it is fighting for its survival already but the Russians are not afraid to make wild claims.

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I also have to think that His Excremency Alexander Lukashenko might be kind of stupid to hand 1.5 million young Belarusian men firearms and ammunition. They probably would have other uses for those firearms and ammunition than attacking Ukraine.

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Nothing has changed since the days of the Soviet Union - Belarus still does Russia's bidding. A fully signed up vassal state.

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