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Hungary will seek to opt out of NATO efforts to support Ukraine, Orbán says

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That's fine. Hopefully the EU can opt out of any sort of support of Hungary.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Yup, it's been about 79 years since we had a World War, the timing is Perfect, the new generations never experienced it and the those who did are about to depart.

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Orban calls it as it is.

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Hungary should stop wasting the rest of NATO and the EU member's time and leave both organizations. It is obvious his priorities are opposed to those of the other western allies. He's just a Russian stooge.

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Nobody is forcing Hungary to help. We can’t make Orban care.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Love this guy!!!

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A Putin groupie. A corrupt government. He should remember 1956.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

not Orban only say Slovakia as well.

just refused german "offer" to place german missiles on its soil...so there will be NO protection of UA sky from slovakian territory and yes-Slovakia will be not target of russian missiles.

Viktor is correct.

NATO warmongers are still living in own virtual reality.

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Ramsey's Kitchen  08:31 am JST

Orban calls it as it is.

From the article

…Russia, which cannot even deal with Ukraine…

I agree Orbán on this at least

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WoodyLee

Yup, it's been about 79 years since we had a World War, the timing is Perfect, the new generations never experienced it and the those who did are about to depart.

A direct result of the NATO alliance.

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UAfan

NATO warmongers are still living in own virtual reality

There are no NATO warmongers. The warmongers are in Russia.

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Love this guy!!!

I thought you wanted Europe to support Ukraine more.

Or are you rooting for Russia (because they “have a lot in common” with “us”)?

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Agree with Orban on this point. Peace through strength.

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NATO’s strength cannot be compared to that of Ukraine,” he said. “I don’t consider it a logical proposition that Russia, which cannot even deal with Ukraine, will come all of a sudden and swallow up the whole Western world.”

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Sales tax in Hungary is 27%. 15% for income tax. 42% in total. NATO's defense budget is 1.53% below the agreed 2%. According to Trump, if he was president he would not protect Hungary from an attack.

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NATO didn't stop the Soviet Union from going into Hungary in 1956. Czechoslovak in 1968.

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Yup, it's been about 79 years since we had a World War, the timing is Perfect, the new generations never experienced it and the those who did are about to depart.

A direct result of the NATO alliance.

The original Common Market, it's evolution into the EU, and multilateral trade in general are likewise a big part of the reason there has not been a world war since 1945. The idea of Bretton Woods was that economic connections and prosperity would remove the reasons for wars.

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2020hindsightsToday 11:35 am JST

UAfan

NATO warmongers are still living in own virtual reality

There are no NATO warmongers. The warmongers are in Russia.

OK

Let me ask people of Afghanistan,Libya,Syria,Yugoslavia at least than will get back to you...

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

There are no NATO warmongers

that’s right, just US UK EU warmongers. NATO is just some Orwellian name to fool the zombies

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UAfanToday 01:27 pm JST

There are no NATO warmongers. The warmongers are in Russia.

OK

Let me ask people of Afghanistan,Libya,Syria,Yugoslavia at least than will get back to you...

Then follow up with the people of Georgia and all of Eastern Europe.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

The warmongers are furious.

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People don't understand the feelings in Hungary, which was involuntarily sucked into two world wars because of geopolitics, with disastrous consequences both times, including loss of territory.

They understand they will be in the firing line with a larger NATO war and wish to avoid that. Completely understandable.

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“During World War II, the Kingdom of Hungary was a member of the Axis powers. In the 1930s, the Kingdom of Hungary relied on increased trade with Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany to pull itself out of the Great Depression.”

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JJE

They understand they will be in the firing line with a larger NATO war and wish to avoid that. Completely understandable.

Nope. That isn't how the Magyar people think. It's part of Orban's fantasy maybe, but he doesn't speak for the Hungarian people.

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JJEToday 04:50 pm JST

People don't understand the feelings in Hungary, which was involuntarily sucked into two world wars because of geopolitics, with disastrous consequences both times, including loss of territory.

Russians used to be against war too, until Putin decided war was good again.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

He opting out of Article 5 as well?

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Love this guy!!!

He’s a xenophobic fascist thug.

Makes sense that the cult would love him.

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bass4funkToday  09:40 am JST

Love this guy!!!

Whatever turns you on I suppose.

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NATO didn't stop the Soviet Union from going into Hungary in 1956. Czechoslovak in 1968.

The UK was still appeasing tyrants.

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