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    Russia's Supreme Court says the war in Syria isn't a war

    Russia’s Supreme Court has refused to recognize the war in Syria as a war. Rejecting an appeal by 10 Syrian citizens who were denied temporary asylum in Ivanovo, the court ruled that “the events taking place on Syrian territory have the specific characteristics of a counter-terrorist operation, not a classic military confrontation.” On these grounds, Russia’s Supreme Court concluded that the plaintiffs could not have suffered “individual persecution” or “inhumane treatment.”

    The Syrian Civil War began in 2011. According to the United Nations, roughly five million Syrians had fled the country by 2017 — more than half of them went to Turkey, while many others left for Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan.


    In the fall of 2015, Russia intervened militarily in Syria, officially in order to fight terrorists from ISIS. Several Western countries have accused Moscow of using the war against ISIS to conceal its real goal: rescuing the Assad regime. During a live call-in show in early June, Vladimir Putin defended the military intervention as an invaluable opportunity for Russia’s armed forces to gain experience on the ground. The president also reasoned that “it’s better to fight them over there, than here in Russia.”

    https://meduza.io/en/news/2018/06/27...ia-isn-t-a-war

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    Quick phone call from Vlad and Bob's your uncle.

    Or the judge is your plaything is probably more appropriate.

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    It also means none of the Russian soldiers or widows get war pensions?

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    Allegedly many Russians and their equipments have returned to Russia. THE LORD has many diplomatic irons in the fire, some may bear fruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Allegedly many Russians and their equipments have returned to Russia. THE LORD has many diplomatic irons in the fire, some may bear fruit.
    What does this waffling have to do with the OP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    It also means none of the Russian soldiers or widows get war pensions?
    Few more roubles in the Putin retirement account.


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    Proxy conflicts don't qualify as real wars......


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Russia's Supreme Court says the war in Syria isn't a war
    Wondering how the war has been classified in other superpower involved (please no name here)? And how the minor expenses (few missiles) have been accounted for... (get an advice from old fox Rumsfeld)

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    What does this waffling have to do with the OP?
    A reduction in potential war widows payments for one.

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Few more roubles in the Putin retirement account.
    I'm sure there's a clause somewhere in THE LORD's TOE contract where every positive "tweet" or "like" and other positive "valuation criteria" measure, adds to his and my POG.

    Don't tell me you haven't a similar clause in yours? Your missing something if not. PM me for my "Internationally Renowned" Employment Lawyer's contact details.

    PS he does wear a black cap, but he knows his stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    A reduction in potential war widows payments for one.
    That wasn't waffling, and it wasn't your comment.

    What does THIS waffling have to do with the OP?

    Allegedly many Russians and their equipments have returned to Russia. THE LORD has many diplomatic irons in the fire, some may bear fruit.

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    Last edited by OhOh; 02-07-2018 at 07:31 AM.

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    The theory that OhOh = spambot programmed to automatically obfuscate with irrelevant waffle every time the keywords "Russia" and "Putin" are detected gains more credibility...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    with irrelevant waffle
    Insults, your forte or additions to the thread?

    Do you ever have anything more than the former? Proof of such would be useful.

    'arry on the other hand has some genuine points.

    You

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    The theory that OhOh = spambot programmed to automatically obfuscate with irrelevant waffle and hypocrisy every time the keywords "Russia" and "Putin" are detected conclusively proven...

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    what the fcuk is

    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
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    Take your pick. Lot's of neat names given to armed conflict aka war.

    Police action. Kinda like that one.

    Civil war. Not very civil at all.

    Revolution. Where one party aims to overthrow another so they can become the same bastards as the ones they overthrow.

    Liberation. Catchy that one. Has a nice ring to it.

    Crusades. Once very popular.

    Jihad. Currently the in thing.

    Counter-terrorist operation. Like it. Should catch on globally.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Take your pick. Lot's of neat names given to armed conflict aka war.

    Police action. Kinda like that one.

    Civil war. Not very civil at all.

    Revolution. Where one party aims to overthrow another so they can become the same bastards as the ones they overthrow.

    Liberation. Catchy that one. Has a nice ring to it.

    Crusades. Once very popular.

    Jihad. Currently the in thing.

    Counter-terrorist operation. Like it. Should catch on globally.
    You forgot the most populist, cheer-gathering, moral high horse deception; Installing democracy for the sake of the oppressed citizenry.
    Then of course there's "They have WOMD! Our security (10,000 miles away) is at stake!" (Nork and Iraq, maybe soon to be Iran).
    We mustn't forget "God told me", nor "God told us 3000 years ago".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Installing democracy for the sake of the oppressed citizenry.
    Think that would fall into the Liberation category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    It also means none of the Russian soldiers or widows get war pensions?
    Can you substantiate that ^ comment with factual proof of that knowledge? That , was a rhetorical question?

    Now, go ahead, and click, w/ your "obsessive" attraction to the "disapprove" button. That'll be your level best response, anyway, no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    what the fcuk is
    ...apparently..., too far beyond your expletive comprehension level, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Think that would fall into the Liberation category.
    Exactamundo!

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    B-24 Liberatot. Good stuff.


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    Somtimes not so good.

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    Ask away and I will "clarify".

    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    what the fcuk is

    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    THE LORD
    THE LORD = The Leader Of the Russian Democracy. As I have stated many timed before, here.

    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    Can you substantiate that ^ comment with factual proof of that knowledge?
    Although I was the one who posted it, I believe, here is my reasoning.

    I suggest that as some Russian soldiers and equipment have, allegedly as covered in MSM, returned to Russia from active service in Syria. Those active soldiers along with the support staff manning the equipment, in Syria, will not die in Syria and hence their families will not receive a War Widows pension. Seems logical to me.


    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    The theory that OhOh = spambot programmed to automatically obfuscate with irrelevant waffle and hypocrisy every time the keywords "Russia" and "Putin" are detected conclusively proven...
    Edit away, you still are unable to add anything to this thread. I believe generally what I poet is informative, other times it's to wind 'arry up.

    My replies to you, I believe, illustrate for all to see, what a waste of time/bandwidth and oxygen you consume on a daily basis. I have never found a post by you to be informative, funny or useful.

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    Empire building....

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