Yes of your course your dog has never run through their yard lol, who do you think has been flying spy planes for decades?
I don’t have a dog yet. Hence the suggestion of it.
However, yes you are right. I was talking to my wife about it yesterday. Instead of looking at other countries all the time, there are several countries that could look inward and start seeing how they could reduce the threat. USA and UK of course, but Russia, China, NK, Japan, SK… they’re all taught to hate others through their own history books. Instead of teaching your kids hate for other countries, all of these governments could try to focus on what’s going on inside their own borders. U.S. is not innocent but neither are any of the others. Nothing will change anywhere though.
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If this were on a street and your family was involved, would you want to raise tensions, or cool things down?
So we’ve talked to the neighbors and their kids still keep running through our yard. Let’s get a dog.
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so we’ve got this:
and the U.S. and Japan are bad for even talking about putting defenses on their own territory.
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you might want to share that with the Russian commanders who are sending their new recruits out on suicidal banzai charges.
True... sign up for a contract with Wagner and it's sign up for never ending extensions on the contract. Want to leave? Leave in smoke or run across a border and seek asylum.
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People have been saying the support would be finished in six months for a long time now. Certainly more than six months ago. That and the Ukrainians wouldn’t last the winter. Nobody is talking about the winter anymore but they’re still talking about six months and support ends. Never reduces from six months though.
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“So from the U.S. and the Philippine perspective, it appears to be a win, win situation.”
Cherry picking is wonderful when you do it right.
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geronimo2006 - that’s exactly where I think this is going. China risks losing every advantage they have over the west, and putting it bluntly they do have the advantage when it comes to international trade. Russia just can’t replace that for them and certain other BRICS nations are competing directly against China for western business.
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Russia is helping China a lot more than China is helping Russia. China has a lot more that they really don’t want to lose.
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Thankfully for the Russians, NATO provided advanced warning about the deployment so the Russians have plenty of time to move key assets out of range.
So… backwards then. That’s actually pretty successful… even without firing them.
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It's unbelievable but true. We are again being threatened by German Leopard tanks," said Putin.
Oh really? Where is this happening?
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A few years back Ariana Grande (I think) was in the news for licking donuts that were meant for sale. Just disgusting behavior no matter who it is though.
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And you will see the same people on this site willing to cede Hokkaido to Russia for peace in their time.
But eighty years ago Japan was bad!!!!!!
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If a peace deal is negotiated and Putin is allowed to keep the regions stolen from Ukraine, he’ll think he’s won and will try again. Putin won’t stop at Ukraine. Give Zelenskyy what he needs.
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Putin will order the use of nuclear weapons before giving up on the Russian speakers in East Ukraine.
He’ll go down with them.
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Don’t forget Maiden US backed coup, was not democratic.
Ah, 2014. That didn’t happen because of the U.S. That happened because of Russia influencing Ukraine away from joining the EU. The people turned on the Russian backed government. Had Russia kept out of it, 2014, and 2013 would never have happened.
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*Russia possesses a total of 5,977 nuclear warheads as of 2022, the largest stockpile of nuclear warheads in the world*
these “mine’s bigger than yours” stats mean nothing when it’s only a fraction of these numbers that is required to destroy the planet.
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well, when they aren't shooting things.
Like the sea… or misbehaving uncles.
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Sweden has approved a constitutional amendment that enables it to enact tougher anti-terror laws demanded by Ankara. And both nations have lifted bans on military sales to Turkey that they imposed after its 2019 military incursion into Syria.
There was a deal made, Sweden made some changes working toward their part, something that was not part of the deal happened and Turkey says it’s not going to go through with it. Time for Sweden to roll back some of this maybe. They did it all at the demands of Turkey for a deal which Turkey has no intention of keeping and apparently never did. Do your own thing Sweden.
Finland has reiterated several times that they won't join without Sweden.
Russia said several times they weren’t going to invade Ukraine. But here we are.
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Sorry it’s mentioned once but in referring to her.
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His sister might even usurp him!
In the article his name isn’t even mentioned. Hers is though. Scary thought really.
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Worried the arms they’re selling to Russia aren’t going to be effective anymore. Can’t make money off something that no longer has any demand.
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This is true, but Putin was just trying to put a positive spin on their invasion. I doubt he actually cared about Nazism. The actual reason was US & NATO pressuring Ukraine to side with them against Russia.
oh I’m sure he didn’t care and still doesn’t. It was solely spin to get an unsupportive public on side for the invasion. The actual reasons are debatable. There is no doubt that the U.S. and NATO have been involved, but Putin claimed to have no concern about Finland and Sweden joining NATO. More NATO countries right on Russia’s border. In the early days Putin also claimed that it was just a matter of time before Ukraine attacked Russia so pre-empting was the only option. If it was really such an imminent threat, we might have expected Ukraine to at least have a much better capability of defense from the beginning. All Putin’s invasion did was garner more support globally for Ukraine. It looks so much like a pure land grab that even traditionally neutral countries like Switzerland joined the crowd against Russia.
Before this invasion, I, and I’m sure many others, really wanted Russia to succeed globally. The heritage, culture, architecture, there was so much they had to offer. But now Putin is almost single handedly destroying that.
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Americans know Hillary denied the 2016 elections.
Even the current White House press secretary denied those elections.
And hey, surprise, no attempt at insurrection.
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Trump 2024: The Triggering.
Well, yeah. Trump runs. Trump loses. People laugh. His supporters are triggered. It’s really quite entertaining.
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If that hospital had been in Kiev it would have been the headline, but since the hospital was in an East Ukrainian separatist province it's buried deep down in the article as a ho hum statistic.
Within this specific article, it’s still the very first mention of any casualties.
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says he's 'more committed' than ever
He needs to be committed more than ever.
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Who said anything about authoritarianism and dictatorship? Russia didn't give a crap whether Ukraine is a Democratic or a Fascist country. They only care about Ukraine siding with the west against Russia.
This maybe true, but it was Russia themselves that initially crossed the border with the stated intention of “denazifying” Ukraine, which is certainly about a specific form of authoritarianism.
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They lied then and they are lying now.
The biggest liar in this is Putin.
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So in other words, yes, you are saying it isn’t true.
The only word that comes to mind for me is cowards.
It’s the Russians that are raping and murdering women and children.
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