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Posted in: U.S., Germany sending battle tanks to aid Ukraine war effort See in context

You know what else never ends? Rightists complaining about helping Ukrainians defend their freedom.

They still haven’t digested that Zelenskyy didn’t roll over for the corrupt “do us a favor” guy.

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Posted in: U.S., Germany sending battle tanks to aid Ukraine war effort See in context

The Germans underestimated the resolve and fortitude of the Russian people then and they do so again today.

And Russia underestimated the resolve and fortitude of the Ukrainian people. Putin thought they’d roll in and take the country. Over a thousand smoldering Russian tanks later…

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Posted in: U.S., Germany sending battle tanks to aid Ukraine war effort See in context

It’s a bit late in the day but welcome news nonetheless. More is needed and yesterday.

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Posted in: Ramstein summit fails to agree on Leopard tanks deal for Ukraine See in context

Gotta lol at these weak “has Ukraine won yet?” come backs.

It’s a promised Russian victory (you know that supposed conventional and nuclear superpower ) that’s been delayed. Putin ordered his forces to seize Ukraine and topple its government in a few days.

Now, a year later, what’s the situation? Ukraine (the not-superpower in this story) not only didn’t collapse but pushed Russia back. over a hundred thousand Russian soldiers have been eliminated. Russia’s become the number one supplier of (not that great) military equipment to Ukraine. Russian military incompetence and corruption has been brought to the fore. Russia’s hydrocarbon economy is circling down the drain toward unrecoverable ruin. Xi’s made Putie his b. And on and on.

That “special military operation” still “going to plan”?

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Posted in: Zelenskiy, visiting Kherson, vows to drive Russia from all of Ukraine See in context

Zelenskiy, visiting Kherson, vows to drive Russia from all of Ukraine

And power to you. It’s going to be a tough slog.

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Posted in: U.S. House control hangs on tight races See in context

A clear repudiation of the big lie MAGA crazies. As it should be. But I hope it doesn’t deter the grifter from announcing he’s going to run again.

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Posted in: Ukrainian troops met with joy in Kherson as Russia abandons biggest prize See in context

It’s a trap. Ukraine bombed and serverly damaged the dam and as soon as winter comes it will collapse. 

Translation: It’s a trap. Russians are planning to blow the dam.

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Posted in: Ukrainian troops met with joy in Kherson as Russia abandons biggest prize See in context

How utterly humiliating for Russia. Now wait for the horror stories that the survivors of the Russian occupation will have to tell.

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Posted in: Russia tells U.N. Ukraine plans 'dirty bomb;' West dismisses allegation See in context

well the goal posts just moved again. now we have to pay to liberate Crimea too.

We can Russia pay for the wall… uh I mean war. and reparations too.

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Posted in: Russia tells U.N. Ukraine plans 'dirty bomb;' West dismisses allegation See in context

The European Commission urged EU countries and companies to donate more to Ukraine's energy sector.

Over 300 $ billion in frozen Russian assets available. Use them

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Posted in: Russia unleashes biggest attacks in Ukraine in months See in context

That show that they were NOT targeting civilians

Where have you been? The Russians have been targeting civilians - kidnapping, torturing and murdering them - for months. Just asked the survivors of Bucha.

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Posted in: Putin's call-up fuels Russians' anger, protests and violence See in context

Dagestan, as well as the Siberian region of Buryatia, are among several regions where there are complaints that a disproportionate number of ethnic minorities have been deployed to fight and have died in Ukraine.

So, it begins. Moscow, yet again putting the burden on the ethnic minorities and outer regions. It didn’t work so well for them in the past. Let’s see how well that works for them now

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Posted in: Swastika-wearing gunman kills 13 at Russian school See in context

Sounds like Russia should focus on their own Neo-Nazis.

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Posted in: Kremlin stages votes in Ukraine; sees protests in Russia See in context

Russophobe propaganda.

I recall that same lame protestations about western reporting when the US shared intelligence of Putin intention to invade Ukraine... Anytime Russian outrages and crimes are reported it’s just gaslighting and whiny protestations of “Russophobia”.

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Posted in: Kremlin stages votes in Ukraine; sees protests in Russia See in context

the head of a top state-controlled TV station harshly criticized military authorities for hastily sweeping up random people to meet mobilization targets instead of calling up people with specific skills and recent military service, as Putin promised.

Ouch .. but but but that’s not the narrative pro-Putinist posters have been peddling here. Heh heh

Anyway, looks like they getting ready to saddle all the blame for the fiasco (still all going to plan?) on the Russian military

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Posted in: Russia starts annexation vote in parts of Ukraine See in context

If Western powers didn't openly support the ultra right coup in 2014, this wouldn't have happened.

Still just a fake narrative. Amazingly, it seems Russia may have even believed its own fake narrative; explains why they were so shocked when Ukrainians actually fought back and didn’t welcome Russians as liberators; why Russia was only prepared for a few days war.

As we all know, the real reason is that Putin couldn’t abide a democratizing, west leaning Ukraine on its border. That would threaten his own authoritarian rule.

Moral of the story - it’s dangerous to believe your own gaslighting. Hundreds of thousands of Russians and Ukrainians have paid the price for that.

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Posted in: Russia starts annexation vote in parts of Ukraine See in context

Sham just like the Crimean referendum was. Pretty transparent ploy to be able to send conscripts.

And, as mentioned in the article, Russia doesn’t even fully control these areas, much of the pre-war population has fled, and already evidence of heavy-handed tactics to generate turn out for the photo ops (their actual vote isn’t even necessary of course).

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Posted in: Ukrainian president says burial site contains torture victims See in context

“All these traces of war crimes are now carefully documented by us. And we know from the experience of Bucha that the worst crimes can only be exposed over time,” 

Yep, and every last bit of it will eventually come to the light of day.

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Posted in: Ukraine medic describes Russian torture See in context

Russia has not responded to the allegations. Both the United Nations and the international Red Cross say they have been denied access to prisoners.

Russia should be pariah among nations.

…their theory that it was Russia who murdered the civilians in Bucha because Russia is willing to openly commit such crimes.

Not a theory. A fact. No amount of gaslighting will change it

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Posted in: Ukraine says mass grave found in Izium where Russians ousted days ago See in context

"Mass graves are being discovered in Izium after liberation from the (Russians)" 

They’ll find evidence of atrocities everywhere they liberate.

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Posted in: Blinken unveils $2 bil in new U.S. military aid for Europe See in context

Thursday's contributions bring total U.S. aid to Ukraine to $15.2 billion since Biden took office. U.S. officials said the new commitments were intended to show that American support for the country in the face of Russia's invasion is unwavering.

It’s an okay start. The US needs to stay the course as long as necessary.

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Posted in: Macron vows to prevent Russia from winning war in Ukraine See in context

Russia has already won.

Sure. Fingers crossed it keeps on “winning” like this…

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Posted in: Russian forces leave Snake Island; keep up eastern assault See in context

With, no doubt, air support courtesy of a video game.

Nah, with the support of CAESAR howitzers courtesy of the French.

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Posted in: Biden discusses abortion access options with Democratic governors See in context

Each state will now determine whether the procedure can be performed.

so, vote. Don’t like your state’s stance? Vote.

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Posted in: Russian forces leave Snake Island; keep up eastern assault See in context

And that why when the US overthrew the last democratically elected government of Ukraine and installed a ruthless, aggressive regime instead…

Pure Kremlin gaslighting.

The Ukrainians showed they were ready to stand up for themselves then. Russia didn’t take the hint and was absolutely shocked when they invaded for the 3rd time and the Ukrainians again fought back. Plan A was a disaster.

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Posted in: NATO deems Russia its most significant and direct threat See in context

Well, son, Russia entered Ukraine to stop the genocide of in Donbass, stop neo-Nazi groups hassling, beating, torturing and in cases murdering Russian speaking Ukrainians, and most importantly, to stop NATO expansion to its borders. 

Geez. These Putin propaganda fictional pretexts again. They’ve been so thoroughly debunked. There was no genocide in the Donbas. No repression of Russian-speaking Ukrainians. And certainly was not to stop NATO expansion or put down “neo-Nazis”.

Putin’s been quite clear about why he’s actually invaded Ukraine; every iota of this human tragedy lies with Russia. mots doing all the raping, murdering, kidnapping, spoliation, destruction of all Ukrainians.

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Posted in: Dozens missing after Russian missile strike on mall kills 18 See in context

Russian claims disproved:

Claim: The shopping centre was 'non-functioning'

Enough evidence to the contrary - Video, witnesses show the mall was operating. Online easy to find

Claim: The bombing of a weapons depot spread fire to the shopping centre

Video of the missile strike on the mall itself. Distance between factory and mall also make it an unlikely claim .

Claim: The attack was 'staged' or a 'provocation'

bizarre Claim that contradicts their above claims - and think back to the thoroughly debunked Russian claims about Bucha murders and maternity hospital in Mariupol. And no evidence offered by Russia

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Posted in: Dozens missing after Russian missile strike on mall kills 18 See in context

So, to be clear, witness accounts and independent expert analysis have proven all Russian statements about the strike on mall as false as they pretty much always are. No surprise there.

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Posted in: Biden to beef up U.S. military presence in Europe See in context

The U.S. has been building up its presence since shortly before the Russian invasion in late February, adding about 20,000 troops to the 80,000 who were previously in Europe.

We need to take US troop numbers in Europe back to late 1980’s levels.

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Posted in: Finland, Sweden submit NATO membership application See in context

Joining NATO, or even just talking about it, is what will turn their countries into targets. Why are they doing it? 

You answered your own question. If “just talking about it” puts you in jeopardy from a powerful neighbor then an alliance with others is the smart play. NATO borders are the red line.

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