Russia on brink of ... NOPE! Russia INVADES Ukraine!

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kage69

Lifer
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Are you really wanting to prosecute people for having opposing political views?

Views aren't the problem. I'm in favor of prosecuting Americans for taking Russian money, having known Russian government contacts and using their positions to benefit the Russian government. That's undeclared foreign agent territory, should be dealt with in a manner serving national security.

If you're just a racist loudmouth who doesn't take part in plots to destroy democracy then you've got nothing to worry about. It's the cooperation with an adversary that is the problem.
 

[DHT]Osiris

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Views aren't the problem. I'm in favor of prosecuting Americans for taking Russian money, having known Russian government contacts and using their positions to benefit the Russian government. That's undeclared foreign agent territory, should be dealt with in a manner serving national security.

If you're just a racist loudmouth who doesn't take part in plots to destroy democracy then you've got nothing to worry about. It's the cooperation with an adversary that is the problem.
Worse, it's accepting money from terrorists. How would we feel about our congressmen and women taking donations from the Taliban? Or maybe our diplomats from Saudi Arabia?
 

you2

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Lmfao. Ukrainian tankers call RU tech support for one of their captured tanks.

What is the difference between a Russian and Ukraine; a Russian is the drunk brain dead person leaning right; the Ukraine is the creative guy leaning left.
 

Zorba

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[DHT]Osiris

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I don't think that is in the same category.

Look around your house and make sure you don't have anything with a "Made In China" label on it before casting any stones.
Assuming of course, the person casting stones is a jingoist, anti-China, rah rah America type.
 

you2

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Let’s not forget that while pcgreek’s God-Trump disparaged China, his kids cleaned up with China.
As long as they are not in office it is legal; not worse or better than hunter biden. HOWEVER one could investigate their dealings while in office and that would be a different matter.
 

K1052

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The Kremlin is free to miscalculate for the umpteenth time.

Senate is eyeing a bill with 50B in drawdown authority, 25B in USAI, and another 10B in FMS financing. This would easily sustain Ukraine into 2025 or longer when Euro support is considered.

I'm sure Putin is hoping for a Trump presidency to get things to ease up but hope is not a strategy.
 

cytg111

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The Kremlin is free to miscalculate for the umpteenth time.

Senate is eyeing a bill with 50B in drawdown authority, 25B in USAI, and another 10B in FMS financing. This would easily sustain Ukraine into 2025 or longer when Euro support is considered.

I'm sure Putin is hoping for a Trump presidency to get things to ease up but hope is not a strategy.
Well, what cards he have left? Trump and Nuke.
 

Muse

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Republican loyalty to Russia is emboldening the Genocidal invader, giving Russia hope that attrition will be in their favor some day.

Kremlin sees U.S. budget setback for Ukraine as harbinger of Western war fatigue

From The New York Times lead article at the moment:

Putin’s Next Target: U.S. Support for Ukraine, Officials Say​

Russian spy agencies and new technologies could be used to push conspiracy theories, U.S. officials say.

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Vladimir Putin walks on a stage facing bright lights.

President Vladimir Putin, last week in Moscow in a photo released by Russian state media, believes he can influence American politics to weaken support for Ukraine.Credit...Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik/EPA, via Shutterstock


Julian E. Barnes
By Julian E. Barnes
Reporting from Washington
Oct. 2, 2023, 11:48 a.m. ET


Russia’s strategy to win the war in Ukraine is to outlast the West.
But how does Vladimir Putin plan to do that?
American officials said they are convinced that Mr. Putin intends to try to end U.S. and European support for Ukraine by using his spy agencies to push propaganda supporting pro-Russian political parties and by stoking conspiracy theories with new technologies.
The Russia disinformation aims to increase support for candidates opposing Ukraine aid with the ultimate goal of stopping international military assistance to Kyiv.
Russia has been frustrated that the United States and Europe have largely remained united on continued military and economic support for Ukraine, American officials said.
 

K1052

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Europe is probably the more logical partner for financial support and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

That said we should arm Ukraine way way above what we have already and enable them to force an end to the war through victory.