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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Germany warned of threat to gas reserves
    Oh no . . . 'warnings', OhWoe . . .



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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post


    Finks dats a Minsked metaphor.

    There is no " war on white Russia/Belarus

    The term White Russian was used post World War 1 or in cocktail mixology, if you are devoid of historical information it has seldom been easier for the couth ,Whacky a pedia your pericombobulations in
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    The White armies (also known as the 'White Guards' or 'Whites') were counter-revolutionary groups that participated in the Russian Civil War. These White armies fought against the Bolshevik Red Army for control of Russia.

    And were allied by the US and Britain. Big tent anti Communists that included conservatives and liberals. That is who's in power now.
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    Xi didn't grant Herr Scholz a handshake.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Big tent anti Communists that included conservatives and liberals. That is who's in power now.
    Here you go, doubling down on having been proven wrong again . . . just stop it and adhere to your previous proclamation that OhWoe, sabang and you always admit when you're wrong.


    Oh - you're wrong and lying.

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    Can anyone remind me where the most one eyed Putin supporter and the biggest critic of western governments actually chooses to live? Was it Russia? China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Can anyone remind me where the most one eyed Putin supporter and the biggest critic of western governments actually chooses to live? Was it Russia? China?


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    Strange that, eh . . . not a whiff of Russia,Iran, China, N Korea . . . but of course they say they'd like to but . . . you know . . . covid, exchange rates, language etc . . .

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    21 Nov, 2022 15:39 HomeWorld News


    EU member will defend nuclear cooperation with Russia, foreign minister tells RT

    Hungary hopes to continue resisting the bloc’s attempts to impose atomic energy sanctions on Moscow, Peter Szijjarto explains.

    "Hungary is set to continue its nuclear energy cooperation with Russia and remains opposed to any sanctions in this field, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told RT on Monday. The country’s top diplomat made the remarks on the sidelines of the ongoing Atomexpo-2022 forum in Russia’s southern resort city of Sochi.
    “It’s obvious that nuclear [power] is the cheapest, safest and most environmental way of generating energy. And that’s why it’s in our national interest to continue the nuclear cooperation with Rosatom and to make the two new reactor blocks operational as of 2030,” Szijjarto said."

    Continues at:

    DDOS-GUARD21 Nov, 2022 09:48

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    UK bypassing its own sanctions on Russian oil – The Sunday Times

    Companies are using a loophole that allows them to register Russian fuel as being from elsewhere after ship-to-ship transfers, the news outlet reports.

    "The UK has purchased at least 39 shipments of Russian oil since February, although the cargoes were registered as imports from other countries, the Sunday Times has reported, citing tanker traffic data and trade statistics.

    Russian-origin oil shipments, worth about £200 ($236) million, were reportedly delivered to UK ports after ship-to-ship transfers, a practice widely used when large tankers that are unable to dock due to their size transfer their cargo to smaller vessels.

    According to the Sunday Times’ findings, this practice gives the shipping companies a way to register their cargo without providing the actual origin of the shipments, stating instead the country of dispatch as the source of the cargo. In this way a shipment of Russian-made goods can be registered as originating in Germany if it is brought to a UK port by a German firm.

    The news outlet was able to track dozens of shipments of Russian oil that have arrived at UK ports since March, logged as originating in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, France and other countries. At least 13 of those reportedly arrived in June and July. However, official figures on oil imports from the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the country did not receive any oil from Russia in those months."

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    https://www.rt.com/business/566904-uk-bypassing-russian-oil-sanctions/


    21 Nov, 2022 05:23
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    Russia boosts fuel exports to China

    Both LNG and oil deliveries have surged since the start of the year, Chinese customs data shows.

    "Russian shipments of gas and oil to China grew significantly over January-October of this year compared to the same period in 2021, China’s General Administration of Customs reported on Sunday.According to its data, liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries jumped by 32% in annual terms, to 4.98 million tons. In dollar terms, the increase was 157% and exceeded $5.3 billion. Russia is currently China’s fourth-largest LNG supplier after Australia, Qatar, and Malaysia. While data shows that China’s imports of the fuel from Qatar also grew over the first ten months of the year, shipments from both Australia and Malaysia have been dropping.

    While the customs agency does not currently list the physical volume of China’s pipeline gas imports, its data shows that the value of pipeline gas flows from Russia in January-October 2022 soared by 182% compared to the same period in 2021, to $3.1 billion. This makes Russia the second largest supplier of pipeline gas to the Asian nation after Turkmenistan ($8.23 billion).

    China’s oil imports from Russia also surged over this period, rising by about 9.5% to 71.97 million tons. Deliveries were up 53% to $49.19 billion in dollar terms. As follows from the published data, in both October and September Russia was China’s second largest oil supplier. Saudi Arabia remains the leader, having sold 73.76 million tons of the fuel to China for $55.5 billion over January-October."

    https://www.rt.com/business/566866-r...s-oil-exports/
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    RT. RT and some obscure Russian Agitprop source . . . nicely balanced, OhWoe

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    Netherlands signals it won't follow US' chip ban on China, move set to bolster Japan, South Korea's resistance to Washington


    Move likely to bolster Japan's, South Korea's resistance to US coercion: analysts

    By Li Xuanmin

    Published: Nov 23, 2022 07:34 PM

    "The Netherlands will defend its economic interests when it comes to the sales of chip equipment to China, a senior Dutch official said, sending a strong signal that the European country - home to world-leading chip company ASML - will not cave in to the US coercion despite the latter's stepped-up pressure.

    The move, coming after South Korea's reported emphasis on not ruining exports to China as a precondition for joining the US-led "Chip 4" alliance, will likely bolster Japan's and other relevant members' resistance in following US' dictates, as they learned that bowing to Washington's pressure reaps no gain but risks giving up one of the world's most lucrative semiconductor markets to competitors, and would even create discord in bilateral economic relations with Beijing, industry insiders said.

    Dutch Foreign Trade Minister Liesje Schreinemacher told lawmakers on Tuesday that the Netherlands will make its own decision regarding ASML's chip gear sales to China amid trade rule talks with the US, Bloomberg reported.

    "It is important that we defend our own interests - our national safety, but also our economic interests," Bloomberg quoted Schreinemacher as saying.

    Schreinemacher noted that the Netherlands would be "worse off" if the country "put that (interests) in an EU basket and negotiates with the US, and in the end it turns out we give away deep ultraviolet lithography (DUV) machines to the US."

    The response came after the Biden administration ramped up pressure on allies including Japan and the Netherlands, pressuring them to align with a sweeping ban it issued in early October that bars a wider range of advanced chip exports to China.

    Netherlands-based semiconductor manufacturer ASML said in a statement sent to the Global Times on Wednesday that it does not want to speculate or comment on the matter. "This is a discussion between governments".

    Industry observers said the Dutch government's comment is a critical one, because it explicitly gives voice to the rising dissatisfaction toward the US, which has been reverberating among its allies, and is set to reinforce other countries' decisions not to succumb to the US coercion.

    Analysts also said the move is partly inspired by the tough stance of South Korea in joining the "Chip 4" alliance, a US-led small semiconductor circle with the ultimate aim of creating a "semiconductor barrier" against the Chinese mainland.

    In August, Seoul reportedly laid out conditions for joining the alliance, which largely played down the small clique's anti-China undertones. According to a report by Korean news portal Pulse News, Seoul reasoned that the four members "should respect the one-China policy and not mention any export barriers on China."

    "The actions by US allies carry special significance in terms of how China could avoid the turmoil of the US-led lingering tech war and expand international business cooperation," Ma Jihua, a veteran telecommunication industry analyst, told the Global Times on Wednesday.

    Ma added that the Netherlands' open remarks showed that the benefits of resisting US pressure "far outweigh" surrendering, which would provide a demonstration effect and make more US allies such as Japan follow suit.

    ASML is not selling its extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) to China as it complied with a former US ban. But in terms of less-advanced DUV, the stakes related to the Chinese mainland market are high and a "decoupling" could cut off the bulk of profits of the company and undermine its research and development investment in future technologies, according to analysts.

    According to ASML's 2021 financial statement, the Chinese market was its third-largest, accounting for 14.7 percent share of its global revenue last year. In 2021, its equipment shipments to China accounted for a 16 percent global share.

    "Unlike EUV, where ASML has a near-monopoly, competition in the DUV industry is quite intense. If ASML withdraws, the gap will soon be filled by other rivals in South Korea and Japan. Chinese chip firms have also made major breakthroughs in chip manufacturing, and they are close to providing homegrown substitutes," Ma said, which could mean a "permanent loss" for ASML.

    A Chinese industry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Global Times on the sidelines of the 5th China International Import Expo in Shanghai that a large foreign semiconductor industry player "quickly" demonstrated its lithography machines as ASML came under the spotlight amid escalating US tech restrictions on China.

    The struggle of ASML is not unique. Industry observers said that if the new measures are strictly implemented, it could put as much as 30 percent of some US and global chip industry giants' total revenue at risk, as China accounts for one-third of their total revenues.

    At a regular press briefing in early November, Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, stressed that the formation and development of the global chip industry chain is the result of the combined effect of market laws and corporate choices.

    "A certain country has repeatedly abused its national power, politicized, instrumentalized and weaponized sci-tech and trade issues, and maliciously suppressed China, which will not only seriously undermine global trade rules, but also damage the stability of the global industrial chain," Zhao said."


    Netherlands signals it won't follow US' chip ban on China, move set to bolster Japan, South Korea's resistance to Washington - Global Times

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    You're full of shit, as usual

    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Netherlands-based semiconductor manufacturer ASML said in a statement sent to the Global Times on Wednesday that it does not want to speculate or comment on the matter. "This is a discussion between governments".

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    You're full of shit, as usual
    Well he's not, it's just the chinky bullshit he swallows like Buttplug down a dark alley.

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    So much for the argument of the useful idiots that the sanctions are not working...

    Sanctions against Russia are very much working [updated with latest data] • Real GDP, retail trade and vehicle manufacturing are all dropping off a cliff • Russia is heading towards ~4% recession in 2022 and in 2023, complicating financing of war in Ukraine
    Economic sanctions-vladbjy-jpg

    Russia is going down the dumper.


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    And Ukraine is thriving. [followed by gratuitous laughie]


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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    And Ukraine is thriving.
    Compared to Russia, it is. I thought the sanctions were not working, dippy? What happened?


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    Ask Ukraine- GDP down near 40%. Ask Russia- GDP down less than 5%, far less than western calculations. Ask the EU and UK, now in recession. No need to ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    And Ukraine is thriving. [followed by gratuitous laughie]
    Has anyone claimed this? Ukraine was attacked by the 2nd largest military power in the world and fought back. Why is this a mystery to you?

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    What is a mystery to me is all of these confident assertions that Russia is losing, in spite of sitting on close to 20% of what was Ukraine, in spite of the decimation of the Ukrainian economy and displacement of it's population, and in spite of the fact the western economic sanctions have boomeranged massively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    What is a mystery to me is all of these confident assertions that Russia is losing, in spite of sitting on close to 20% of what was Ukraine
    The Ukrainians have liberated 50% of the territory Russia occupied after Feb 24th. So your numbers are way off as usual.

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    in spite of the decimation of the Ukrainian economy and displacement of it's population
    You are clearly happy about that, aren't you? You miserable little cretin.

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    in spite of the fact the western economic sanctions have boomeranged massively.
    Total BS propaganda. As proven in the graphic I posted above, the Russian economy is tanking hard, and it is only going to get worse in the coming months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Compared to Russia, it is. I thought the sanctions were not working, dippy? What happened?
    Are you serious ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Has anyone claimed this? Ukraine was attacked by the 2nd largest military power in the world and fought back. Why is this a mystery to you?
    No mystery there

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Are you serious ?
    Ukraine will quickly recover when this war is won. The EU is and will continue to pour money into Ukraine. Russia on the other hand is going to be fucked for decades for a multitude of reasons aside from just sanctions.

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    So it isn't thriving compared to Russia, but will be ?

    That's a possibility

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    That's a possibility
    I think it will become a forgone conclusion. Russia is in a real bad place, and it is only going to get worse. Currently, they do not have access to ball bearings and can not manufacture them domestically. That will affect all the industry in the nation. That is just one of many factors that will drive Russia into the abyss.

    Ukraine on the other hand will see a resurgent tech sector, a growing defense industry, and further domestic development as it heads to inevitable EU membership and soon after that NATO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    What is a mystery to me is all of these confident assertions that Russia is losing
    Of course it is losing the war, it failed to meet its objectives and has lost most of the land it occupied. Again, it is:
    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    No mystery there

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    Spinning my comment a bit there, old buddy ?


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