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Message 2122453 - Posted: 10 Jul 2023, 12:16:55 UTC - in response to Message 2122449.  
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At a meeting of Gangsters:

Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin met Russia's Vladimir Putin after mutiny
A reality distortion field.

The public depiction of Russia in their propaganda, of Russian power in the 'Russki Mir' is moving further and further away from reality at breakneck speed. These crooks can't even keep secret such a meeting of Mafia dons to stake their claims. What should the normal Russian Ivan think of this?
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Message 2122471 - Posted: 10 Jul 2023, 21:40:27 UTC
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But also this, because I still wished for the Russians to be our friends.

Therefore the question of cluster munitions where such is not any welcome, but that we could be forgetting we are confronting a possible evil and not only just war.

Therefore I could give an excuse or exempt this time because the Ukrainians should be our friends.

Only for that of evil it is not any excused and therefore making it still only war.
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Message 2122473 - Posted: 10 Jul 2023, 22:23:25 UTC

"Stranger than Fiction": https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-66154912

... latest twist in the Wagner saga.

Last week the leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, told us that the Wagner chief and his mercenaries weren't there. To summarise his point: they might end up in Belarus - but they might not.

Where are Wagner? Where is Mr Prigozhin? What are their plans? What have they agreed with Mr Putin?
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Message 2122475 - Posted: 10 Jul 2023, 22:47:48 UTC

Yes and it is sending out ripples.

‘Cocky Idiot’: Wagner’s Men Spill Messy Secrets of Russian Mutiny.

While the future of the Wagner mercenary group hangs in the balance following Yevgeniy Prigozhin’s attempted mutiny in Russia, fissures are emerging within Wagner Group itself over whether Prigozhin is worth following anymore.

“My comrades and I fought for the country, not for some cocky idiot and his personal ambitions,” Roman, a former Wagner fighter, told The Moscow Times, referring to Wagner boss Prigozhin.

Vlad, another former Wagner mercenary, criticized Prigozhin’s willingness to ask his fighters to launch a revolt against Russia and turn on their own. He told the outlet that on June 24, the day of the attempted mutiny, he kept asking himself one question: “Will I be able to shoot my comrades?”.....
And this news won't go down well with PooTin either.

Putin Ally Delivers Blow to Russia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who in the past has touted his "special relationship" with Russian President Vladimir Putin, delivered a blow to Russian efforts to limit the scope of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Monday.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced Monday that Erdogan agreed to send Sweden's NATO accession protocol to the Turkish parliament "as soon as possible," ending the months-long holdup of the Scandinavian country's efforts to join the military alliance. Turkey has opposed Sweden's membership over concerns about the government's efforts to combat Islamophobia as well as calls for Stockholm to crack down on Kurdish groups in their country.....
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Message 2122574 - Posted: 13 Jul 2023, 0:29:40 UTC

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Message 2122676 - Posted: 15 Jul 2023, 9:32:16 UTC

Another explosion occurs in PooTin Land and it maybe worse than first being made out by PooTin's cronies.

Novouralsk Nuclear Plant Blast—What We Know as Russians Rushed to Hospital.

More than 100 people have been hospitalized and one person was killed after an explosion at a uranium enrichment plant in Russia's Urals region—the largest of its kind in the world—according to local media reports.

Russia's state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, which owns the Ural Electrochemical Combine in Novouralsk, said a cylinder with depleted uranium hexafluoride was "depressurized" at around 9 a.m. local time.

Russian media outlets often use euphemisms such as "loud bang" or "depressurized" instead of "blast" or "explosion," allegedly to avoid sowing panic and maintain a favorable information landscape.....
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Message 2122868 - Posted: 19 Jul 2023, 18:21:56 UTC

I don't think that PooTin likes getting on planes these days anyway for fear of being shot down.

PooTin Pulls Out of South Africa Summit Amid Arrest Threat.

Meanwhile the chef returns.

Prigozhin Says He Will Make Belarus Army Better Than Russia's.

But don't be surprised if he turns up in Africa real soon.

Prigozhin resurfaces in Belarus, tells Wagner fighters they have the 'biggest job in the world coming up'.
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Message 2122886 - Posted: 20 Jul 2023, 1:52:10 UTC - in response to Message 2122868.  
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But don't be surprised if he turns up in Africa real soon.

Prigozhin resurfaces in Belarus, tells Wagner fighters they have the 'biggest job in the world coming up'.
Does history never repeat itself? Really? I have doubts. In the 20th century there already had been two factions in the Russian Empire fighting against each other to seize power: the Red Army and the White Army. I read some article where a monument somewhere in Russia was mentioned which depicts a Red Army soldier alongside one of the White Army. Below was the explanation: "Both fought for Russia". Russian self-perception: Weird, to put it mildly. I have a vague feeling that for Prigozhin, Belarus is just a supply base to equip, arm, and train his troops, and to wait for the day he can write in chalk on his tanks: "w Moskwu" * (to Moscow)

[* too bad, Cyrillic letters not supported here].
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Message 2122910 - Posted: 20 Jul 2023, 14:40:56 UTC
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Bunker man will continue to hide in his nuclear shelter until his final hour. Only Lavrov attends the BRICS meeting in South Africa.

https://www.thepresidency.gov.za/press-statements/south-africa-finalises-15th-brics-summit-format

[EDIT:] ahh... Wiggo was faster. Sorry.
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Message 2122995 - Posted: 22 Jul 2023, 20:28:50 UTC

After such a long dark history of propaganda spanning generations of Russians, we have this all-too-realistic view of today across a large swathe of what is Russia:


Warthog Defense - {Life in Russia}


Eating and spitting out sunflower seeds has darkly great significance.

Very dark and vodka fueled.

How do we drag such propaganda victims upwards to rehabilitate them to come to learn to love the world and the good people around them?

... There is generations of damage to undo...


All in the corruption that is Pootin's Russia...

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Message 2123022 - Posted: 23 Jul 2023, 9:13:53 UTC

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Message 2123087 - Posted: 24 Jul 2023, 22:39:13 UTC

PooTin is getting even more desperate for troops.

Russian Schoolchildren Will Learn to Fly Combat Drones Beginning in September.

As a new excuse for the demise of so many Russian elites gets aired.

Russian Elites Keep Getting Themselves Killed With Alternative Medicine.
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Message 2123112 - Posted: 25 Jul 2023, 17:38:39 UTC - in response to Message 2123087.  

As a new excuse for the demise of so many Russian elites gets aired.

Russian Elites Keep Getting Themselves Killed With Alternative Medicine.
These are the best times for a new Rasputin.

It said that one session of xenon inhalation therapy can cost up to 60,000 rubles ($663).
Ohh, there is enough stupid money that should fund hundreds of Rasputins anywhere in Russia. When will they finally reveal themselves?
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Message 2123117 - Posted: 25 Jul 2023, 19:03:43 UTC - in response to Message 2123087.  

As a new excuse for the demise of so many Russian elites gets aired.

Russian Elites Keep Getting Themselves Killed With Alternative Medicine.


Well that sounds like a gaseous form of snake oil, but with the snake still attached, alive and deadly.
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Message 2123231 - Posted: 28 Jul 2023, 0:45:29 UTC

PooTin has been left waiting again.

Video Shows Putin Forced to Wait Awkwardly for Egypt's President.

He's also going on about colonisation.

PooTin has opened a sinister new front in his war against Britain. And France.

And all because he wants Africa and its resources.

PooTin Is Revealing Why Prigozhin Got Off Easy After Mutiny.
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Message 2123501 - Posted: 2 Aug 2023, 18:46:43 UTC - in response to Message 2123231.  
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And all because he wants Africa and its resources.

PooTin Is Revealing Why Prigozhin Got Off Easy After Mutiny.
Does Putin want to absorb Africa's resources? Russia has enough untapped resources of its own. Or does Putin want to control certain countries and very specific resources on which European countries are dangerously dependent? Does France have diversified reliable sources of nuclear fuel for its large fleet of nuclear power plants? Oops....
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Message 2123502 - Posted: 2 Aug 2023, 18:57:12 UTC - in response to Message 2123501.  
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... Of course it is a game of control and of buying/bullying/monopolizing/coercing the Markets and the World for complete domination.

How could any power-crazed Dictator wish otherwise?...


Appeasement merely is a procrastination to suffer an ever worse future...

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Message 2124949 - Posted: 2 Sep 2023, 7:08:06 UTC

Is he really that desperate and worried that he makes such a move?

PooTin has placed the world’s most powerful Armageddon nuclear rocket, dubbed Satan-2, on combat duty — in a haunting new threat to the West.

He really should get out of other countries and worry more about his people back at home.
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Message 2124988 - Posted: 3 Sep 2023, 1:09:03 UTC - in response to Message 2124949.  
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I really wish the Western media would ignore his pathetic saber-rattling. He and his cronies have made so many nuclear threats in the past year that I start wondering if a week goes by without another one. I guess he skipped Diplomacy 101 where it was pointed out that repeated, unfulfilled overpuffed threats become jokes.
It's his version of "pandering to his base" I imagine.

I would wager his nuclear arsenal isn't as functional as he thinks, ironically due to the same crony corruption and outright theft that got him and his den of thieves into office in the first place.
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Message 2125010 - Posted: 3 Sep 2023, 16:41:42 UTC - in response to Message 2124988.  
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... I guess he skipped Diplomacy 101 where it was pointed out that repeated, unfulfilled overpuffed threats become jokes.
It's his version of "pandering to his base" I imagine...

Sadly, exactly so:

Threats, insults, and Kremlin 'robots': How Russian diplomacy died under Putin
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Russia's diplomats were once a key part of President Putin's foreign policy strategy. But that has all changed...

... war in Ukraine is "a continuation of diplomacy by other means"...

... As foreign policy officials became less and less influential, they turned their attention back to Russia. Maria Zakharova, who became the ministry's spokesperson in 2015, is a symbol of this new chapter.

"Before her, diplomats behaved like diplomats, speaking in refined expressions," says former foreign ministry official Boris Bondarev, who resigned in protest over the war. But with Ms Zakharova's arrival, foreign ministry briefings became a spectacle. Ms Zakharova often yelled at reporters who asked her difficult questions and responded to criticism from other countries with insults...

... This approach was aimed at impressing Russians back home, says Mr Gabuev, the foreign policy analyst. But an even more crucial target audience for diplomats is their own bosses...



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