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Russian President Putin arrives in Vietnam for state visit

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Hopefully they can teach him about being a civilized leader not full of bluster.

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Just last year, look who arrive in Hanoi

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-significance-of-bidens-trip-to-vietnam-in-the-face-of-chinas-growing-influence

And also this

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/12/13/china/china-xi-jinping-vietnam-visit-intl-hnk/index.html

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Vietnam balancing act is truly curious where their allegiance is and with whom

-1 ( +9 / -10 )

Vietnam knows a thing or two about foreign interference and devastating war.

Probably wise not to pick sides .

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It is essential to recognise fully that the dictatorship despot governments of china, russia, north korea are linking arms to destabilise, to force a wedge between regional democratic governments, peoples, to forge discontent, to create a means to control Seas, waterways with threat of war.

This is the bottom line

2 ( +11 / -9 )

No shock that Putin is only welcomed to non-democracies like NK and Vietnam.

0 ( +14 / -14 )

The “Go fund my war” tour continues.

Xi must be so happy this idiot is slumming in his backyard.

10 ( +18 / -8 )

Maybe Vietnam will have a box for Vlad to stand on as he sticks his head out of a limo as well?

9 ( +16 / -7 )

Lucky guy.

He will be getting some lavish and delicious Vietnamese dishes and exquisite hospitality with attractive and very stylish, well dressed ladies.

Something none of us will ever experience in that beautiful country.

Lucky guy.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

Excellent meeting, with great benefits especially for Vietnam..

I salute the great Vietnamese people who defeated and expelled the cruel invader in 1973.

-4 ( +12 / -16 )

how does Russia square with it's Cina alliance and conflicting claims in the SCS and Vietnam?

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Wow, he had a meeting!

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KaowaiinekochanknawToday 08:53 am JST

Lucky guy.

He will be getting some lavish and delicious Vietnamese dishes and exquisite hospitality with attractive and very stylish, well dressed ladies.

Something none of us will ever experience in that beautiful country.

I think pretty much anybody can go to Vietnam and have an experience just as good...

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TokyoLivingToday 09:03 am JST

Excellent meeting, with great benefits especially for Vietnam..

I salute the great Vietnamese people who defeated and expelled the cruel invader in 1973.

That's why the "cruel invader" got all of its POWs back in 1973, right?

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I salute the great Vietnamese people who defeated and expelled the cruel invader in 1973.

Also in 1979.

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The only reason the Vassal Putin is stopping in Vietnam is to pass along direction from his Emperor Xi to the Vietnamese to stop building oil platforms in the South China Sea...

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Lucky guy.

He will be getting some lavish and delicious Vietnamese dishes and exquisite hospitality with attractive and very stylish, well dressed ladies.

Something none of us will ever experience in that beautiful country.

I think pretty much anybody can go to Vietnam and have an experience just as good..

AND without being an indicted war criminal subject to arrest in 124 different countries!

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With the security pact with North Korea and good relations with Vietnam, it seems Russia is encircling China.

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The U.S. can't even last just two decades in Vietnam or Afghanistan. 20 years is about the max. Just keep waiting and the U.S. will bore itself in the Pacific with no war and eventually move on.

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Russia can do better economically by trade, however any of the countries which do business with the free world should be punished. It's unfair economically for the countries of the free world which are adhering to the sanctions against Russia for its invasion of a peaceful neighbor. Vietnam, China, etc., should have their feet held close to the fire regarding cozy relations with a war mongering nation such as Russia.

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quercetumToday 11:09 am JST

The U.S. can't even last just two decades in Vietnam or Afghanistan. 20 years is about the max. Just keep waiting and the U.S. will bore itself in the Pacific with no war and eventually move on.

So given you've waited 80 years for us to leave, you figure it is just around the corner?

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"No country should give Putin a platform to promote his war of aggression and otherwise allow him to normalise his atrocities," a spokesperson for the U.S. embassy in Hanoi said this week.

The US needs to learn to put a sock in it and stop misleading.

Conflict was intentionally provoked over the course of many years and the atrocities are in Gaza.

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The US needs to learn to put a sock in it and stop misleading.

It ain't just the US. lol

Conflict was intentionally provoked over the course of many years and the atrocities are in Gaza.

Yes, how dare Ukraine be an independent nation free of Russian meddling.

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JJEToday 11:45 am JST

Conflict was intentionally provoked over the course of many years and the atrocities are in Gaza.

Still Putin's War and still 14 million displaced in Ukraine.

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“Good luck with talks guys.”

Yeah, why don’t you reward Russian aggression and murder by looking the other way.

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This article is ironic given the WSJ is reporting the Biden administration/intel blob has been blindsided by how fast Moscow has built up alliances and security partnerships with US "adversaries" which they didn't anticipate. The gist is Russia and other nations have set aside historic frictions to collectively counter what they regard as a US-dominated global system, and the US is surprised (and dismayed) by the speed, breadth and depth of it all, with the implications not stopping at Ukraine.

Putin's new mission is to undermine Atlanticist hegemony and rewire economic and security frameworks along a fair and decent multipolar basis. Many countries have had it with their sanctions and so-called 'rules'.

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who cares?

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This article is ironic given the WSJ is reporting the Biden administration/intel blob has been blindsided by how fast Moscow has built up alliances and security partnerships with US "adversaries" which they didn't anticipate. The gist is Russia and other nations have set aside historic frictions to collectively counter what they regard as a US-dominated global system, and the US is surprised (and dismayed) by the speed, breadth and depth of it all, with the implications not stopping at Ukraine.

Absolutely ridiculous Kremlin propaganda - even the Russian people laugh at this...

Putin's new mission is to undermine Atlanticist hegemony and rewire economic and security frameworks along a fair and decent multipolar basis. Many countries have had it with their sanctions and so-called 'rules'.

Putin's new mission is to arrest and replace as many of his Generals as he can to prevent another military coup...and to keep from falling out an 8th story window...

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The article mentions the mutual defense pact signed with NK in the very first paragraph.

Pyongyang now has Article-Five style protection from Moscow's nuclear umbrella. They cannot be touched now.

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

The article mentions the mutual defense pact signed with NK in the very first paragraph.

Well we sure now how Russia honors their word. ;)

They cannot be touched now.

Scary! Do you think anyone actually wants to touch them?

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Vietnam knows a thing or two about foreign interference and devastating war.Probably wise not to pick sides .

Exactly right.

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JJEToday 12:16 pm JST

Putin's new mission is to undermine Atlanticist hegemony and rewire economic and security frameworks along a fair and decent multipolar basis. Many countries have had it with their sanctions and so-called 'rules'.

Regional powers aren't poles and one country is not a trend.

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My own personal theory is that Putie chooses his destinations on the basis of 3 criteria:

The availability of Soviet jet parts for his museum piece plane.

The security of not being extradited to The Hague.

Meeting heads of state of his stature or shorter so that he can feel not as small and impotent as he actually is.

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Well well. Going to have good ole fashioned walk down communist memory lane.

The rise of the modern Communist Globalist Elite.

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World building is an ongoing and a never-ending opportunity. Bending low to uplift the lowly is a mission second to none. Spending one's precious life in offering humble service to Planet Earth and its teeming billions is a noble call hard to resist. Wishing world leaders all the very best in their efforts to serve humankind.

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