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    That sinking feeling....

    Last edited by sabang; 04-08-2022 at 04:16 AM. Reason: That sinking feeling....

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    ^^ The Federalist. What a rag.

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    I'll just repeat my prediction. I doubt Zelensky will still be in power in six months.

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    ^ Noted.

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    We'll be sure to remind you, like Russia wont invade.
    its the wests fault. Its Ukraines fault, in spite of the russians promising to respect Ukraines borders in exchange for them surrendering their nuclear weapons. Can you direct me to one post where you have criticised Russian shelling of civilian targets, murdering of civilians etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I'll just repeat my prediction. I doubt Zelensky will still be in power in six months.
    Noted.

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    The more we learn about Ukraine, the less it resembles the Jeffersonian democracy Biden tries to conjure up in his speeches on the subject.
    Wouldn't surprise me if Ukraine is far from a Jeffersonian democracy but it is a nation under attack by Russia and if the US/West sits back and does nothing Russia won't stop with Ukraine.

    The Saudi's are also far from it as well but sometimes in the interest of the US, ya gotta bend a bit.
    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 sabang View Post
    I'll just repeat my prediction. I doubt Zelensky will still be in power in six months.
    Oh boy. The lemming is making bold predictions again. You would have thought you would have learned your lesson the first time when you spent months bleating on and on about how this war would never happen.

    Your predictions are shit.

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    "Today we face an avoidable crisis that was predictable, actually predicted, willfully precipitated, but easily resolved by the application of common sense."

    Jack F. Matlock jr, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991



    "Putin is having his ass handed to him on a plate"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    "Today we face an avoidable crisis that was predictable, actually predicted, willfully precipitated, but easily resolved by the application of common sense."
    You couldn't predict it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You couldn't predict it.

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    Oh yeh, the Ukrainians are pissing themselves ROFLing. I guess the joke is on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Oh yeh, the Ukrainians are pissing themselves ROFLing. I guess the joke is on them.
    It's amazing how pathetic he is when trying to draw attention away from his obvious stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    It's amazing how pathetic he is when trying to draw attention away from his obvious stupidity.
    Even that is giving him too much credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    So what can you believe? ��
    Allegedly from an Ukraine source:

    From a Ukrainian war reporter Yuri Butusov's article on the ongoing battle for Peski/Pisky.

    Source:

    https://censor.net/ua/resonance/3

    Doesn't work for me.

    However, it is also posted on twitiiiiiiittttttteeeeerrrrrr:

    https://twitter.com/RWApodcast/statu...15675993055237

    "Pisky. Meat grinder

    Author: Serhiy Gnezdilov

    "What is there to lose, what else can be taken from me on the sixth day of my personal hell, in Pisky, a kilometer from the first street of Donetsk, Ukraine?

    The bodies of those who were dearer to me than my family are lying under the heat in the trenches, broken by 152 caliber. As I wrote earlier, 6,500 shells per damn village in less than a day.

    It's been six such days already, and I can't imagine how even a small number of our infantry survived in this barrage of enemy fire.

    No, I'm not whining.

    Two mortars 82 and 120 are working on our side.
    Sometimes they wake up and "sneeze" two artillery barrels in the direction of Donetsk.

    We hardly respond. There is no counter-battery fire, from the word go, the enemy puts artillery shells in our trenches without any problems, dismantles very strong, concrete positions in tens of minutes, pushing our defense line without pause or minimal rest.

    The day before yesterday, the line broke, and a river of 200 or 300 [killed/wounded] was poured. I will not publish any statistics, it is forbidden in our country, but you have no idea the number and percentage of losses.
    This is a hell of a meat grinder, where the battalion simply holds back the onslaught with their bodies.

    For almost a week, we have been waiting for at least some kind of help that would hit the enemy's artillery, we, I repeat, are being fired with impunity with everything that the Russian military system is rich in, their aviation was working today.

    I am proud of the leadership of the battalion that remained here with us. The combatant is with us, everyone is with us, contused, light 300, bandaged and returned after a couple of hours to the position, if you can call these bottomless ravines that way.

    There is a war going on.

    But without a counter-battery fight, it turns into a senseless meat grinder, where an insane amount of our infantry is ground up in a day.

    Did you really want the truth? Here it is, the naked truth.

    The reserve goes to the position, closes the breakthrough, and after five minutes, only one of the 15 people remains intact.

    The bodies lie on the ground. If it's a light 300, maybe you'll be lucky, you'll faint, and you'll get out on foot, you'll reach the medics.

    They just took a 300 [wounded]. He shouted all the way: -

    "Where is the support? Where is the artillery? Why were we abandoned? Why didn't anyone cover us?"

    I don't know, my friend, why no one covered us... He screams, and I'm ashamed that I'm still safe and sound, only a couple of good deafening.
    I threw up, I pissed myself, I'm sorry, and I'm back in action.

    All reserves are destroyed, military equipment is on fire, the enemy approaches and without any problems occupies our positions after another barrage of artillery.

    Right now we are losing Pisky, all our human and material resources are almost exhausted.

    Denys, a resident of Mariupol, who told me

    "well, I trust the arrestee [Zelenski advisor Arestovich], we will return everything back very soon" is dead. He was wounded twice, they bandaged him right in the trench, they told him, Denchyk, go to the evacuation, but he answered "guys, I will not abandon you."

    Both wounded for the first time, and after the second wounding, he continued to shoot back.

    We still haven't taken his body. On the ruins of Pisky, he lies with his arms outstretched and his gaze frozen. He asks for revenge. How can I refuse his latest request? How can we all leave Dan?

    I believe that Dimka survived after all. Because he could not die, having recently returned from the hospital, having just proposed to his girlfriend. They say that after one of the parishes he simply disappeared. It fell asleep with earth. But, I believe that this is a mistake, and he is alive. Foolish hope and expectation.

    I know, my country does not like to think aloud. But, I was left with no choice between victory and arrest. The truth should be heard, not whispers in the kitchen. Of course, he will fly separately for this post, because how? Yes, does the state lie to its own citizens?

    I won't be surprised if someone says today: "Kremlin agent Sirozh talked about the brilliant plan of the victors on the Donetsk front, let's hang him on the peacemaker."

    I amused to say that everything is under control.

    Now in Pisky, everything is not under anyone's control, but for some reason the situation is being hushed up.

    Ring broken bells while we cover Pisky with bodies.

    We need artillery.

    Give us something here to hold on to."


    From the daily Russian reports. Available in Russian here:

    Telegram: Contact @mod_russia

    Summary of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of a special military operation on the territory of Ukraine (02082022)

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    "The 21st battalion of the 56th Motorized Infantry Brigade, which suffered significant losses in the area of the village of Peski, was subjected to artillery shelling by Ukrainian troops during the retreat to the area of the settlement of Vodiane and was almost completely eliminated."

    Poor sods.
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    Ralph Nader: Weaning US State Department From War-Making To Peaceful Robust Diplomacy

    Other than being an adjunct booster of overseas Pentagon military operations and refortifying its vulnerable embassies, what does the U.S. State Department stand for and do anymore?

    Sometimes it’s hard to see much difference with the much larger Department of Defense (DOD). Its more belligerent statements or threats since Bill and Hillary Clinton’s days have made the DOD sound almost circumspect.

    Recall it was Secretary of State, ‘Generalissima’ Hillary Clinton, under Obama, who, against the opposition of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, pressed the President in 2011 to unlawfully overthrow the Libyan regime unleashing chaos, violence and mayhem in Libya and in neighboring African nations that still prevails today. (Later, Obama said it was his biggest foreign policy regret.)

    Our country’s founders established the State Department in 1789 to conduct diplomacy (plus consular duties). Its charter explicitly instructs its function to be peaceful relations with other nations.

    We now have Secretary of State Antony Blinken who comes from the Hillary Clinton school of routine, unconstitutional and unlawful adventures overseas. He is ignoring the arms control treaties, especially with Russia, that have either expired, are about to expire, or are violated by both Russia and the US and other nations such as the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

    Then there are the treaties signed by 100 or more countries to which the U.S. State Department has scarcely made a move for Senate ratification. These include the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the International Criminal Court, the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty, the Convention on the Cluster Munitions and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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    Waging peace and conflict resolution should be the State Department’s main mission. There is a lot of inherited work for Antony Blinken and a revived foreign service corps to engage big time. Mr. Blinken could press aggressively for ‘cease fires’ for example, as with Russia’s war in Ukraine.

    In 2019, former president Jimmy Carter called the United States “the most warlike nation in the history of the world,” adding that only 16 years out of our nation’s 242 years were times of peace.

    Washington and its “military-industrial-complex” (President Eisenhower’s words) have set records toppling foreign governments that were duly elected by the people, and propping up right-wing dictatorships in Latin America, Africa and Asia, so long as they obey us and our corporations. (See: War is a Racketby General Smedley D. Butler, 1935).

    Against this militaristic mania, you may wish to know about the Veterans for Peace (VFP) organization of which I am a member. VFP is embraced by veterans from all our wars going back to World War II. Its members have written, spoken, picketed and pursued non-violent disobediences against the recent wars of the U.S. Empire. VFP has highlighted the immense harm done to millions of innocent victims in these countries, speaking out against the injuries and illnesses of returning U.S. soldiers. VFP advocates for robust peace missions and enforceable arms control treaties.

    I found VFP’s short report on the connections between militarism, environmental destruction and climate violence, especially noteworthy. (See, VeteransforPeace.org: Home | Veterans For Peace).

    Veterans for Peace challenges the proliferating impact of militarism and the vast bloated unauditable military expenditures throughout our political economy, culture and educational institutions.

    With the leadership of Executive Director Garett Reppenhagen, VFP is planning a major expansion of its activities. Membership is open to non-veterans and they welcome donations. In particular, very wealthy elderly people who are looking for a universal cause to recognize might envision what a new future of peace and social justice looks like for our posterity. They can call Mr. Reppenhagen at 314-899-4514 / reppenhagen@veteransforpeace.org.

    Perhaps, the State Department can host a meeting with Veterans for Peace to remind itself of its original mission.




    Ralph Nader

    Ralph Nader is a politician, activist and the author of Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, a novel. In his career as consumer advocate he founded many organizations including the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project, the Disability Rights Center, the Pension Rights Center, the Project for Corporate Responsibility and The Multinational Monitor (a monthly magazine).

    Ralph Nader: Weaning US State Department From War-Making To Peaceful Robust Diplomacy – OpEd – Eurasia Review


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    author of Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!
    sabang probably believes this.

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    I certainly believe that the humiliating squalor of so many peoples lives in the US could be alleviated if the rich paid a fair tax rate, and the country stopped wasting this insane amount of money on weapons expenditure and ridiculous, losing wars.

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    ^ you view the rich as philanthropic

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    I do not- I view them as vain. Even their philanthropy is just an extension of their ego, and vanity. It is the government that needs to ensure a fairer, more equitable and sustainable distribution of resources.

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    An excellent video where a younger interviewer prompts an ex Colonel Douglas Macgregor, to express his view on recent world affairs. The firsts 45 minutes of the longer video.


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    Last edited by sabang; 06-08-2022 at 12:22 AM.

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    Honestly sabang, just stop with the nonsense. Facebook didnt threaten anything. AI picked up the foul language and flagged it. They dont even know who the guy is. Quora hair on fire crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Honestly sabang, just stop with the nonsense. Facebook didnt threaten anything. AI picked up the foul language and flagged it. They dont even know who the guy is. Quora hair on fire crap.
    Probably written by one of those Russian bot farms for idiots like sabang and hoohoo to lap up.

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    True. I tried to find the man on facebook but couldn’t. Wasn’t linked in the article. One hundred percent bot product.

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