I was as shocked as everyone else when Russian forces pulled out of the city but in hindsight, it was a very smart move. It's been turned into a ghost city and a black hole for resources and military of the Nasties. And the Nasties blowing up the dam is off the table. Unless they want to flood a city they control. In WW2 the Red Army liberated Kherson from the north, not from the east. This is what will happen again.
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Japan is behind militarily Yes! For now!
We can catch up very fast not only to South Korea, but to Russia and China as well. If you think half of Korea has potential, Trust me Japan can do much better! !
What kind of deluded nonsense is this? Japan is occupied by a foreign military. You need not even think about Japan matching the military of Russia or China but the occupying power with Japanese tax payers money and the Japanese military, acting as cannon fodder for the occupiers, matching Russia and China.
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Good stuff! I'm happy Japan won but even happier Germany are heading home after the first round.
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Let me remind people this is Russia not western Europe.
The Battle of Stalingrad Jul 17, 1942 – Feb 2, 1943.
Operation Ring began January 10, 1943 and Germany surendered on Feb 2 1943.
So don't believe the western pundits claiming a winter break in the fighting.
It is more likely Russia will launch a major offensive as it is a long held strategy remember Winter campaign of 1941–1942
Most people in Western countries don't know about the winter campaign of 1941-42. Technically speaking, it wasn't the Battle of Moscow but "the Battles of Rzhev". Along with the battles of Kursk, Stalingrad, Berlin and Operation Bagration, one of the 5 largest battles in recorded history but apparently the Russians can't fight in winter......
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Why is the banner in English? Which population are they appealing to?
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“The fact that 70% of the country's territory is left without electricity shows that we are keeping our finger on the switch. We can turn the electricity on and off where we need it and where we want it.”
These are the words of NATO spokesman Jamie Shea. Said during the 1999 during the bombing of Yugoslavia. In 1999, NATO carried out airstrikes on power plants in Serbia, which led to a blackout in the whole country for several weeks. This was proudly reported by Western media. They savored the name of each power plant that was destroyed and proudly reported on the use of the latest type of ammunition – graphite bombs.
Russia very easily can but isn't destroying power plants. Only easy to replace distribution nodes.
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Hopefully Kim will soon be ruler of the world's biggest smoking crater. Then the CCP will have to find a new best buddy.
These kind of fascists, the kind who rule in Western Europe and North America, are the reason why NK has to build a powerful nuclear deterrent at any cost.
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This clown can't even feed his own people.
Such a punk who needs to be spanked.
Most countries in Europe and USA can't provide basic necessities to the population of those countries.
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Thank you USA.
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In cities across Europe, officials are wrestling with a choice as energy prices have gone up because of Russia's war in Ukraine
What utter, complete BS. Does anyone really believe this crap or is the "free press" merely taking us for idiots? Energy prices have gone up because of the sanctions imposed on Russia and because the unprecedented act of state terrorism and environmental arson in blowing up 3 or 4 pipelines under the Baltic Sea. The 4th was wired with explosives but didn't detonate.
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I can't understand why the "ultra-right" (to put it politely) regime in Kiev doesn't thank the Russians for taking out the electric grid. After all, it was built by the Soviet Union and the regime has been very load about deleting any reminders of Soviet history from the country.
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Just how deep is the bottom the Russians are prepared to trawl? It's quite shocking that I share the Earth with people who are prepared to do these kinds of things to civilians. There seems to be less and less chance of Russia ever being rehabilitated.
Liberate all of Ukraine except the Lvov oblast. Capture all the 10s of 1000sa of NATO mercenaries and send them to the Gulag without any possibility of release. Let the Nazis in Lvov do their torchlight processions in the dark. See how much fun Nazism is then! That is until they flee to their sponsors in Germany, France, UK and of all places Poland (given the history of Ukrainian Nazis and Poles).
Next step after that has to be the liberation of the Baltic states.
Next step has to be a law that makes it illegal for Russia to Poland under any circumstances. Let Germans do whatever they want with Poles.
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So now the Ukrainians need to make the winter a tad colder for Russians, too. What's good for the goose...
Germans are the ones who are going to freeze this winter because some wicked terrorist state whose leadership must be arrested and jailed for life at best, blew up the gas pipelines.
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Igor Girkin, aka Strelkov commented on the sentence handed down against him by the District Court of The Hague with a quote from the writings of Tsar Ivan IV Grozny:
“And if you, having a dog's mouth, want to bark for fun—that's your custom as a serf: it is an honor to you, but it is disgrace for us to think of you, let alone to snarl back at you, and there is naught worse in this world than to bark along with you, and if you want to bark, find yourself a serf like you, and bark with him,”
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DPR? What's that? Did you miss out the K?
Serious? Donetsk People's Republic
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The biased course of the MH17 process in The Hague was resisted by Malaysia. It was a Malaysian Boeing. And most importantly, what confuses them: where is the American data. Everyone knows - and we know, and they themselves said - that at that moment their satellites were over the territory of Ukraine. Well, where is this data? Everyone also knows, including the court, who was flying the plane. It was the Dnepropetrovsk communication center. Why did controllers bring the plane into the war zone? Who owned this point of contact?
Senior DPR rep from that time
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So typical of a NATO-style court. They turned the whole event into a political farce rather than any kind of serious investigation. The most important thing is that these dirty fascists never get their grubby little hands on the 3 who were convicted.
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A lot of people are wondering what the Russians are doing. Putin must have a plan which he must have briefed the military on otherwise he would have already "died of a heart attack", "chocked to death on a pretzel", "hung himself when his guards fell asleep and surveillance camera stopped working", "shot himself twice in the back of the head" or whatever. I just hope it comes to fruition soon because open barbarism prevails in the collective West at present.
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There was an Australian guy who the corporate media picked on. He went with the call-sign "Ninja". No indication he ever had anything to do with Japan so I can't tell you why he chose that name. The good news is that being from Australia and all it was fitting he was turned into a sunflower in waiting for next spring. Maybe the Russians can export his sunflower oil to the UK. If the UK still exists next autumn. One less angry and very annoying little dog so desperate to be heard even if it means self-harm. Again, very fitting that sunflower was Australian.
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How does this square with HIMARS having destroyed pretty much any Russian stuff the Ukrainians wanted to hit with them for the past 4 months?
Extremely well. It was always about cost. Are the Russians able to afford anti-missile missiles to take out the US$240K each HIMARS shells. Now they seem to have done that. NATOs Nazis still able to hit civilian targets with them but even that is becoming rare.
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It's time for Ukraine to quit pussy-footing and send missiles into Russia. Quid pro quo.
Ukraine doesn't have any missiles that can hit anywhere but the border zone. NATO would have to send missiles to Ukraine but the Russians have made it clear, any such attack will be considered an attack by NATO. And the important thing to remember here is that the Russians have hypersonic missiles which the 'undesirables' have no defense against while the Russians have outstanding defenses from the 'undesirables' missiles.
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Nice try, but that ideology is still with us in many countries with masses of disaffected people, even more than in Ukraine, and Putin's Russians are probably its most exemplary exponents since all the death and destruction perpetrated under the vacuous euphemism of a "Special Operation" is today the acme of all what we understand by the "F" word.
Lenin said, "Even slander should make sense."
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Well there is one thing that is clearly not disinformation.
"Putin's Russia is destroying Ukraine. They cannot occupy it, they cannot win on the battlefield, they cannot win the war - and they are destroying the country systematically,"
This is once again, NATO standing reality on its head. So typical. The Russians are going to huge trouble not to level cities and towns while .......... some of the particularly undesirable Ukrainians who subscribe to a certain ideology which was very popular in Germany some years ago. Who are heros for NATO countries, no surprise, make videos boasting about how the Russians will have to level cities to get to them.
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Putin's speech the other day and 2 hours of taking questions was very good. Except the part where he pandered to western audiences by denouncing the Bolsheviks for creating a Ukrainian state. Anything Lenin supported cannot have been mistake! Simple as that. May be it was Lenin's plan to demilitarize the fascist regimes in the Ukraine before liberating all of Europe. Which is exactly what graffiti at Red Army monuments in Germany are asking for. This war seems to have really exacerbated divisions between east and west Germany. Ossies are all over social media denouncing Wessies and not being German but American poodles. Hard to argue with that.
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How long before those conscript desert their posts and the fighting?
They have been deserting in droves for months. Many have joined the Russian side but most just want to stay in Russia until the fighting is over.
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The economic war isn't akin to the Battle of Stalingrad. It's more like Operation Bagration in that Russia is routing the imperialist powers.
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Japan really needs to step out from under the American jackboot. 10 years ago China was the third largest economy (according to increasingly irrelevant US$) after USA and Japan. Now its economy is twice as large as Japan's and growing much faster. Japan needs to join the winning team!
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@Rodney : Exactly what parts of 'Russia' have been targeted by NATO supplied drones? If you are talking about areas 'annexed' by Putin then your point is irrelevant, as these areas are in Ukraine as far as the international community is concerned. Taking out Russian troops on sovereign Ukrainian soil seems perfectly fine to me as a form of defence.
Belgorod, Kursk and Crimea. They are no match for the Russian air defense but that doesn't mean they aren't trying.
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