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#251 2022-06-04 14:32:03

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Re: Putin's Russian expanding to be the old USSR

GW Johnson wrote:

In Putin,  you are not dealing with any normal human personality,  not even one of the psychopathic types.  You are dealing with a clone of Adolf Hitler.  There is no rationality,  there is only ambition.  And a total disregard for others.  He will not stop until he is dead.  We've seen this before,  many times.

GW


Hi, GW and Tahanson

I'm not a psychiatrist, but I've studied psychiatry in my 6th year of university: unlike schizophrenics, paranoid personalities are lucid and logic: the starting point of their delirium is obviously erratic, but what follows, assuming the starting point as true, is perfectly logic.
Even monsters like Hitler or Stalin, who killed millions of people, were rational and logic in their strategical thought: Hitler, for example, fought very well the first phase of WW2, completely defeating France and forcing the British forces to the epic retreat of Dunkirk. He made the fatal decision to invade Russia, not because he was unable to reason, but because of a flawed intelligence report, which failed to notice him that Stalin had many others tank armadas in Siberia to fight the Japanese. Precisely those tank armadas were used at Stalingrad to surround Gen. Paulus and forced him to surrender (unlike a chess play, where all the pieces are on the chessboard and the players have a perfect knowledge of the situation move by move, in a war many pieces and moves are hidden, and the decisions are often based on information that can later turn out to be wrong).
In Syria, Putin acted like a cold-blooded calculator who reached his objective to save his ally Bashar Assad, skillfully avoiding to trigger a direct confrontation with USA and Turkey, so I don't think he will invade other countries.

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#252 2022-06-04 17:23:03

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Re: Putin's Russian expanding to be the old USSR

GW Johnson wrote:

In Putin,  you are not dealing with any normal human personality,  not even one of the psychopathic types.  You are dealing with a clone of Adolf Hitler.  There is no rationality,  there is only ambition.  And a total disregard for others.  He will not stop until he is dead.  We've seen this before,  many times.

GW

I would say that is a naive view of Putin's personality.  He is paranoid and now he is clearly ill.  That has probably pushed him to accelerate certain plans.  His biographer spent twenty odd years following him and described his state of mind as being persistent paranoia, believing that the western world was laughing at Russia and laughing at him.

That aside, there is a lot more to the Russian invasion of Ukraine than the paranoia of the Russian president.  Russia is facing a demographic implosion and is attempting to cut off natural invasion routes before their population crashes out.  That means controlling the flat lands to its western approaches.  They also have particular interest in Mariupol for its iron and steel production.  With it they can build railways that will facilitate China's belt & road initiative.  Belt & road is screwed now by a combination of Chinese demographic decline, COVID and peak oil.  But the steel manufacturing of Dombas will help the Russians pursue their own version of Eurasian integration.

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#253 2022-06-05 07:59:02

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Putin is a dying old man who wants to take a bunch of young men and women with him, because he cannot accept the fact that he won't be around as long as he thought he'd be.  Nobody in Europe, since at least the time of the nazis, has ever considered invading Russia.  You get nothing worth having if you do.  It's blatantly obvious that Putin is paranoid, but nobody in the west is laughing.  Dealing with a violent, paranoid dictator is living hell and always has been.  The few of us in the west who care about such matters are simply looking on and wondering, "What in the hell is he thinking?"  As of right now, America is run by the incompetents hired on by a dementia patient pretending to be President, and his bipolar sidekick.  We have enough of our own problems to deal with, even if Russia did nothing.  Europe has largely been overrun by the sort of socialists who economically ruined Russia and China.  China is also in no better hands than America or Russia, because nobody can tell President Xi the truth about what's going on in China without being imprisoned or killed.

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#254 2022-06-05 08:03:43

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Putin warns of strikes over missile supplies as blasts rock Kyiv
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ukraine-says- … 04036.html

Russia climber Ekaterina Lipka conquered Mount Everest and unfolded Ukraine flag protesting PutinsWar.
https://twitter.com/olex_scherba/status … 8017886208

Scorpions Concert in Tauron Arenę Kraków: 50-meter flags of Poland and Ukraine stretched out in their audience as a symbol of solidarity with Ukraine.
https://twitter.com/Gerashchenko_en/sta … 7995539456

Explosions rock Kyiv as Ukrainian forces fight to retake eastern city of Severodonetsk
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/exp … /aq9w8tjyp

Russian News Report Interrupted by Near Instant Counter-Battery
https://funker530.com/video/russian-new … r-battery/

Footage from the artillery-front on the Russian side of the Ukraine-Russia conflict shows a news report being interrupted when a Russian MLRS system draws instant accurate counter-battery fire.

Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers launched missiles at Kyiv from the Caspian Sea
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/po … 022-06-05/

Ukraine Slams France's Macron For "Russia Not To Be Humiliated" Remark
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/india-u … rk-3038593

Russian medkit. Year of manufacture: 1957 and 1959.
https://twitter.com/CanadianUkrain1/sta … 7560390657

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#255 2022-06-06 17:17:05

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Russia's Cyber Warfare Reputation Lies In Ruins As Anonymous Hacktivists Raid Central Bank Again

https://www.ibtimes.com/russias-cyber-w … nk-3530912

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#256 2022-06-06 20:00:29

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Re: Putin's Russian expanding to be the old USSR

The collapse is coming soon to topple Putin dynasty....

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#257 2022-06-09 08:05:16

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Russia unexpectedly poor at cyberwar, say European military heads
https://www.straitstimes.com/world/euro … tary-heads

Biden says there's nothing he can do to bring down gas or food prices in the near term
https://www.newspressnow.com/news/natio … e0fa5.html

Chief Rabbi Flees Russia After Being Pressured to Support Ukraine Invasion
https://www.newsweek.com/chief-rabbi-fl … on-1713877

Russia arrested an Orthodox Church priest who said troops fighting Ukraine are going to hell, reports say
https://www.businessinsider.com/

Russian Priest Arrested for Telling Putin’s Troops They’re Going to Hell
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/russian-pries … 39027.html

now faces up to 10 years behind bars

Angela Merkel warns of isolating Russia after Vladimir Putin’s ‘big mistake’.
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world … 57031.html

'Russian Legion Fighter Injured in Firefight with LPR Troops'

https://funker530.com/video/russian-leg … pr-troops/

Video released recently by members of the Russian Legion, a group of Russians who have chosen to fight for Ukraine, shows one of their troops being wounded in a gun fight with LPR forces.

Here's the full statement from the Russian Legion, who published this video.

We publish a video of the battle, filmed on the outskirts of a city in the Luhansk region. This is how a real battle looks like in real conditions, and not the “performance” that Kadyrov’s Tiktoker troops show everyone.

It is also the answer to your questions why we never publish fight videos. The real battle is different from what is shown, it is not so colorful and, as you can see, there are losses in it. Unfortunately, our colleague who filmed this fight was wounded.

Intense Firefight Between Russian Spetsnaz And Ukrainian Infantry
https://funker530.com/video/intense-fir … -infantry/

Some intense footage surfacing today claims to show Russian Spetsnaz soldiers engaging Ukrainian ground forces in a dense forest located in the Severodontesk region of Ukraine.

At the time of this writing, these claims are not confirmed. I will point out in this footage specifically; these troops seem very well equipped to be "regular" Russian infantry. You'll notice the man behind the camera has a decent optic and even a suppressor. I feel like at this point in the war, some troops are only lucky enough to have ammunition.

American Volunteers Fire on Russian Positions with Rockets
https://funker530.com/video/american-vo … h-rockets/

American members of the Ukrainian Foreign Legion engage Russian troops with small arms fire and rockets in a quick video that shows a brief exchange between the two units.

Erdogan directly threatens Greece again: I’m not kidding, do not equip the islands
https://www.fourals.com/2022/06/09/erdo … e-islands/

Venezuela can become port of entry into LatAm, Maduro tells Erdogan
https://en.mercopress.com/2022/06/09/ve … ls-erdogan

Erdogan Renews Warning to Greece, Claims US Bases Target Turkey
https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/09/er … et-turkey/

Stop The War: UN Chief Warns Impact Of Ukraine War On World Is Worsening
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/russia- … ng-3050819

War will cost Russia 15 years of economic gains; UN says 'global cost-of-living crisis' worsening
https://news.yahoo.com/elite-russian-re … 07501.html

Godwin's Law or Godwin's Rule has been broken?

Polish President Says Calls With Putin Like Speaking to Hitler
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/artic … itler-bild

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#258 2022-06-12 13:53:32

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Nicaragua opens the door for Russian troops to land in Central America
https://en.mercopress.com/2022/06/10/ni … al-america

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega allowed Russian troops, ships and aircraft to enter the country
https://www.bitchute.com/video/vLaK0nONf6gH/

Protests over country exclusion from Americas Summit
https://rumble.com/v182wua-protests-ove … ummit.html

Several hundred protestors took the streets of Los Angeles

Biden said Zelenskyy 'didn't want to hear it' when US intelligence warned Ukraine that Russia would invade
https://news.yahoo.com/biden-said-zelen … 25506.html

Ukraine Ambassador Says That Turkey Is Receiving Grain Stolen By Russia
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2022/0 … ussia.html

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#259 2022-06-13 07:32:58

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Biden's foreign policy prioritizes alliances. Beyond Ukraine, there's little to show for it
https://news.yahoo.com/bidens-foreign-p … 51363.html

Last month's five-day trip to Asia yielded little beyond photo ops and loose commitments to eventually pursue a new Indo-Pacific trade pact that no countries seem to be seriously pursuing. And last week's Summit of the Americas, hosted by the U.S. in Los Angeles, was an exercise in futility, defined largely by who didn't show up and what didn't get accomplished as the region grapples with a migrant crisis and pandemic-fueled economic devastation.

A migration pact signed by Biden and Latin American leaders, described by Biden officials as the summit's biggest achievement, included new U.S. humanitarian funding but mostly touted efforts already underway to manage migration. Several key leaders of nations that produce the most migrants were also absent from the event due to a boycott over the Biden administration's decision to exclude leaders it considers to be anti-democratic (from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela).

Europe scrambles to release grain trapped in Ukraine as food crisis looms
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 … sis-looms/

Russia destroys bridge near Ukraine's besieged Severodonetsk, cutting off a key escape route
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-r … -1.6486065

Intense Firefight Between American Volunteers and Russians
https://funker530.com/video/intense-fir … -russians/

A close range firefight that occurred in yelling distance is recorded by an American volunteer on the cellphone he has attached to his plate carrier.

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#260 2022-06-13 19:12:07

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Re: Putin's Russian expanding to be the old USSR

The fight continues and on the south eastern front there is a need for more weapons to be able to push the Russians back from captured territory.
At some point the allies will get pulled into this war when the separatist attack and kill those from other nations there as foreign nationals and others.

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#261 2022-06-17 05:55:13

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The Netherlands has stopped a Russian spy posing as a Brazilian intern from infiltrating the International Criminal Court, which is investigating war crimes in Ukraine. The Russian, named Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov was put on a plane to Brazil, where police arrested him for identity fraud

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/2 … -say-dutch

FBI investigates US-made chips in Russian tanks WaPo

https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/272 … tanks-wapo

My team Int_Legion_UA and other UKR units fought an intense battle  to take back severodonetsk. We lost great warriors but we inflicted significant damage on RUS and Chechen spetsnaz. Nothing worth having is easy.

https://twitter.com/Marine_Ukraine/stat … 1108903940

Russian Mi-35M Attack Chopper Shot Down With MANPADS
https://funker530.com/video/russian-mi- … h-manpads/

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#262 2022-06-24 09:46:55

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Germany Fears Russia Will Shut Main Gas Pipeline Within Weeks
https://www.businessinsider.com/germany … ges-2022-6

Mexican scientist sentenced to four years for spying for Russia in Miami
https://nypost.com/2022/06/23/hector-ca … or-russia/

Germany can last 2.5 months without Russian gas, official says
https://www.dw.com/en/germany-can-last- … a-62241670

Ukrainian Kamikaze Drone Hits Oil Refinery Deep Inside Russia
https://funker530.com/video/ukrainian-k … de-russia/

A Ukrainian loiter munition was recorded carrying out an attack on the Novoshakhtinsk Russian oil refinery in Rostov, which resulted in a large fire and damage to the facility. The refinery sits over 90 miles into Russia from the Ukrainian border.



Ukraine and Moldova accepted as candidates to join European Union
https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-and- … n-12639355

European officials scramble to douse Kaliningrad tensions
https://www.politico.eu/article/europe- … lithuania/

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#263 2022-06-24 11:55:17

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Hector Cabrera Fuentes who pleaded guilty to acting as an unregistered agent for the Russian government and spying on an FBI informant
via photo's of plates and more.
https://www.occrp.org/ru/daily/16472-me … -sentenced

Germany has had months to turn off the spicket and get supplies coming into the country by other means.

As far as joining the EU and Nato why has it been such a heel dragging?

Ukraine soil was attack so fair game for the attacks on their soil.

Boo hoo for the transport corridor being closed for Russia

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#264 2022-06-25 16:00:14

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They are attacking from the North Front once again?

Russian ally Belarus unleashes rocket air strike into northern Ukraine
https://nypost.com/2022/06/25/russian-a … ir-strike/

2nd Angle Of Kamikaze Drone Attack On Russian Oil Refinery
https://funker530.com/video/2nd-angle-o … -refinery/

The drone has been identified by UAWeapons as either a PD-1 or PD-2, which are drones developed by Ukraine.

European politicians duped into deepfake video calls with mayor of Kyiv
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ … -klitschko

Russia has full control of Severodonetsk - Ukraine - BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61936820.amp

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#265 2022-06-25 17:24:16

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At some point the EU and Nato are going to need to step in to stop this war...

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#266 2022-06-26 05:04:14

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India provides safety certification to Russian oil tankers | The move is expected to help Russia keep its fleet operational and supply Russian crude oil abroad.
https://www.ship-technology.com/news/in … n-tankers/

Stugna-P Takes Out Russian Fighting Position
https://funker530.com/video/stugna-p-ta … -position/

Ukrainian troops record themselves utilizing a Stugna-P anti-tank guided missile system to destroy a Russian fighting position in an unknown part of Ukraine.

Shelling damages Kharkiv nuclear facility in Ukraine, regulator says
https://www.euronews.com/2022/06/26/us- … iv-nuclear

G-7 nations to announce import ban on Russian gold as Moscow sanctions widen
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/26/g-7-nat … -gold.html

Russia exports gold to Switzerland for the first time since the war in Ukraine began as some buyers soften on self-sanctioning
https://news.yahoo.com/russia-exports-g … 43491.html

Putin promises Belarus nuclear-capable missiles to counter aggressive West
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ru … 022-06-25/

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#267 2022-06-27 18:07:30

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'A Russian BTR-82A armored personnel carrier was captured by Ukrainian forces in good condition.'
https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status/15 … 9861593089

Deadly Russian Strike On Busy Shopping Mall
https://funker530.com/video/deadly-russ … ping-mall/

France says Russia must answer for missile strike on Ukrainian mall
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/fr … 022-06-27/

Ukraine war: Russian strike on shopping a centre a war crime - G7 leaders
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61956711

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#268 2022-06-27 18:14:49

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Here is another link where Russia is attacking civilians  A Missile Strike Hits Shopping Center With 1,000 People Inside

Sooner or later the EU is going to accept membership as well as for Nato and then it's all hell breaking out.

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#269 2022-06-29 10:58:12

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Japan hails Sweden's "historic" decision to join NATO
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022 … -nato.html

EU approves end to combustion engine sales by 2035
https://www.lemonde.fr/en/environment/a … 8_114.html

Vid - 'Two Russian missiles slammed into a crowded shopping centre in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on Monday, killing at least 16 people and wounding 59, officials said.'
One guy is seen jumping into a Lake and a Dad drags his kid for cover behind a tree
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzzN8Ue_nFc

New angle from a CCTV camera outside the mall in Kremenchuk shows what appears to be a Kh-22 anti-ship cruise missile striking the building.
This new crystal clear CCTV angle captures the exact moment what appears to be a Russian Kh-22 anti-ship cruise missile is seen impacting with the mall in Kremenchuk. This is the exact opposite of Russian claims, which state they were striking a factory housing western weapons.
https://funker530.com/video/cctv-shows- … nian-mall/

Twitter video link
https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/sta … 0463918080

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#270 2022-07-02 16:13:43

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Russian warships pass between Japan's westernmost islands
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022 … lands.html

Engagement Between Ukrainian and Russians Near Donbas
https://funker530.com/video/engagement- … ar-donbas/

Putin ally warns former USSR nations need to fall in line to stay sovereign
https://www.newsweek.com/alexander-luka … 1096?amp=1

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#271 2022-07-03 06:41:08

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Russia says it holds all of Ukraine’s Luhansk with capture of last city
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/03/russian … rated.html

Serbia Will Never Become NATO's 'foot Soldier' In War With Russia, Asserts Minister Vulin
https://www.republicworld.com/world-new … eshow.html

Russian propaganda finds fertile ground in Serbia
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/2 … -in-serbia

Ill Prepared for Combat, Volunteers Die in Battles Far From Home
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/02/worl … teers.html
Volunteers to the country’s territorial defense forces, reserve units of Ukraine’s armed forces, were initially assigned unglamorous but safe tasks in relatively tranquil regions like western Ukraine, where the Russians did not invade. But severe losses of manpower in the Donbas region, where Russia is grinding forward with ferocious bombing and shelling, has forced Ukraine’s military to draw reinforcements from the West. Many of the fighters like Mr. Brukhal, who had no previous military experience, are simply unprepared for that escalated level of fighting. And the training they receive is limited — sometimes two weeks or less.

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Famous Hockey Player Gone Missing? NHL player detained in Russia over "draft-dodging" now missing, says lawyer https://www.newsweek.com/nhl-player-iva … er-1721289

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#273 2022-07-04 01:33:53

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Australia commits over $100 million to support Ukraine following PM’s visit
https://newscop.com.au/2022/07/04/austr … pms-visit/
Australia will be sending more than $100 million in further aid to Ukraine and level sanctions on 16 more Russian officials, following Anthony Albanese's secret trip to Kyiv.
Australia will prohibit imports of Russia's gold to reduce their ability to fund the war, allow duty-free access for Ukrainian imports to Australia, and intervene at the International Court of Justice in support of Ukraine in its case against Russia.

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#274 2022-07-04 13:31:23

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With the bombing with rockets the Ukraines are being pushed back as large areas are layed bare.

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Germany's second-largest city is preparing to ration hot water as the Russia energy crisis escalates

https://www.businessinsider.com/hamburg … war-2022-7

Sri Lanka extends school shutdown with country on brink of running out of fuel

https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/sout … 15146.html

Russian Civilian Posts Footage of Belgorod's Air Defense System at Work
https://funker530.com/video/russian-civ … m-at-work/

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