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Amne$ty

Has anyone noticed that Amnesty Internation is acting … weird? Well, only if you compare Amnesty today with Amnesty of a couple of decades ago. Back then Amnesty fought for political prisoners. But when Alexei Navalny, following the at least … Continue reading

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As I was saying

In Belgorod, the Iskander rocket decided to return to its senders. Moreover, according to eyewitnesses, this happened not with one but with several missiles in a row.#Ukraine #Russia pic.twitter.com/mlYPtgs04A — Special Kherson Cat 🐈🇺🇦 (@bayraktar_1love) July 7, 2022 (twitter) Related … Continue reading

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Why I don’t fear nuclear war…

I grew up in the last shadows of the threat of nuclear war and while others probably have more vivid memories of it, I do remember it. So, when a rogue nation with possibly the largest nuclear arsenal threatens your … Continue reading

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What is stolen must be returned

This is a map of how much Ukranian land is currently occupied by Russian forces, transposed to other countries: The amount of Ukrainian territory occupied by Russians, equivalent to other European countries. Any appeasement of russia and concessions to russia … Continue reading

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Negotiation

Of course, one of Putin’s favorite tricks. Cause a crisis and then demand concessions to “help” deal with it. Energy, refugees, terror, etc. Now food. If you negotiate with terrorists you get terrorized. — Garry Kasparov         … Continue reading

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Why can’t people see that you can’t negotiate with bullies?

From Adam Something: The Soviet/Russian way of negotiation was developed precisely with Western appeasers in mind. Suppose Soviets want X from the West. They have 0% of it. This is how they’ll proceed: Step 1: demand the absolute maximum, 100% … Continue reading

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Dealing with liars

This was why I mostly refused to discuss whatever Donald Trump had just said and why I usually don’t find it productive to talk about what has been said on Russian TV: A clip you have to watch. I was … Continue reading

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How can the Russian army be this bad?

A single explanation for how the Russians are performing so incredibly poor in their invasion of Ukraine is probably too simple, and yet there is one that keeps popping into my head: The Russian society is corrupt to it’s core … Continue reading

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Si vis pacem, para bellum

Back before I learned of this adage (“If you want peace, prepare for war”), I knew the term Peace Through Superior Firepower It only works if everyone knows you are willing to use that firepower, though. No, I don’t think … Continue reading

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The Russian Tank

(Youtube – source unknown, I got it via)                            

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