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Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Back and forth in Ukraine. in the forum General Discussion 9 months ago
The Russians have been doing this ever since they got their noses bloodied in the first weeks of the war. They slowly extend pincers of armor and motorized infantry, protected by artillery and air power, around concentrations of Ukrainian forces. Then they sit and wait for any troops caught once the pocket has closed to get hungry and thirsty and…[Read more]
jbnw replied to the topic Too late for a win. in the forum General Discussion 10 months ago
There were 14,000 or so killed from 2014-early 2022, and unknown tens of thousands from February 24 – I read an estimate of 30,000 Ukrainians so far just this year.
And that doesn’t count the massive destruction of infrastructure, now including civilian transportation infrastructure and civilian facilities used by the Ukrainian military.
Mr. Mickeys Mom replied to the topic Please give Rand Paul a call and ask him to keep blocking the Ukraine money in the forum General Discussion 10 months ago
Thanks, @Earthartist for posting this.
Do I really think I have to ask others at JPR to do the same? Probably not, because they should be the most encouraged by your OP. We are a critically thinking set of humans here… unlike SV or anything like that.
mrdmk replied to the topic Russia tells Finland, "You're pissing me off!" in the forum General Discussion 10 months ago
Finland and Russia both signed a “Peace Treaty” at the end of WWII back in 1946.
Since Finland joined Germany back in WWII, thus took up arms fighting against Russia and lost.
Finland declared in the “Peace Treaty” with Russia they would be a “Neutral Country” with no time limit.
Since the “Peace Treaty” between Finland and Russia had been…[Read more]
Pastiche replied to the topic 7 FAKE NEWS stories coming out of Ukraine in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
I have listened to Democracy Now! during my lunch for twenty years. In the past year I have exclaimed, “WTF” too many times at her MSM promotion of an issue. Also her modulation has changed. She is sounding more and more like Walter Cronkite. lol
Passionate Progressive replied to the topic Here are a few tidbits about propaganda and the failure to take over Russia in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
Western media and our ‘isolation’/exceptionalism is forcing a very narrow and self-serving pov on this crisis….I’m a fan of Andrei Martyanov….
chknltl replied to the topic CBC suggests "Russian actors" are behind the Canadian trucker protest in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
It’s that Russian humor buisness. Gets ya in the funny bone every
Oh and obviously the Russians have paid attention to our James Bond movies because that Russian co-ed I dated was seriously hot!
jbnw replied to the topic Ukraine: gas pipelines and talk of war – the Zelensky regime in 2022 in the forum Foreign Affairs 1 year ago
@enthusiast I really wish that like last March and April, this just winds down.
What she’d really, really like is for the Ukrainian government to take care of its people. The standard of living continues to decline after the Maidan revolution and ongoing civil war.
Maybe if the US and UK would send billions in economic aid instead of weapons,…[Read more]
jbnw replied to the topic My Ukraine rant for the day: Maybe Russia should invade – it could be better for Ukrainians. in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
@earthartist it is appreciated. Yes, eastern Ukraine would be a recovery effort for Russia, as Crimea was. However, you can see the bridge Russia built quickly to Crimea!
And yes – we are proceeding with immigration to the US for my family, but she’s not certain with issues such as gun violence (incredibly rare there) and how expensive…[Read more]
Jim Lane replied to the topic The Failure of Progressive Democrats is Now Complete in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
Nor is it even remotely defensible as a paraphrase of or inference from anything I’ve written.
MizzGrizz replied to the topic Pepe Escobar: What Putin Really Told Biden in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
@earthartist,depending on what day of the week it is,you’re supposed to hate Russia or China or both.
I’ve actually talked to people who don’t realize China has been an authoritarian country long before the news played it up.They have only vaguely heard of Mao and never Chiang.
Yet another reason not to watch the news.
soryang replied to the topic Biden, Xi try to tamp down tension in long virtual meeting in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
I’ve been reading and listening to this sort of propaganda for over fifty years now. The problem is getting worse, not better. I should probably go back to translating song lyrics and posting little cultural reviews to chill.
Jim Lane replied to the topic What Happens in the Red States in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
Obama and the dems made no real effort to push through their nomination they just did a lot of hand wringing.
I read stuff like this over and over on JPR. It’s a criticism of the Democrats, so on this board it’s widely presumed to be true with no need of supporting evidence. Perhaps my query is therefore futile, but I’d l…[Read more]
Jan Boehmerman replied to the topic Biden is outraged. I am not. in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
@earthartist You nailed it!
soryang replied to the topic Tucker Carlson's SHOCKING China Comments Leaves Imperialists SPEECHLESS in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
@earthartist Thanks so much for your comments.
I lived in South Korea for almost three years. It renewed my skepticism about US portrayals of foreign countries which began during the Vietnam era. I think the thing that affected me the most was how impervious the US officials were to how the people of the country they were occupying felt about…[Read more]
ColorsoftheRainbow replied to the topic Kyle Kulinski: Media HUMILIATED By Biden's Wildly Successful Evacuations in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
@salemcourt, @PassionateProgressive, @NVWino, @retiredliberal, @Yanath, @doh1304, @DavidtheGnome, @gamemeat, @Earthartist,
Nah…. You've always been a Democrat Party Bro Mr. Justice Democrat
Nothing new here
A friend of the Duopoly through and through
— Hector Rivera 🌺 (@HRivera72964164) August 16, 2021
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic QAnon Has Receded from Social Media — but It’s Just Hiding in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
The AP article shamelessly doesn’t mention the Atlantic Council as its ultimate source, and just casually mentions the source as DFLab, fka Digital Forensic Laboratory.
Fucking pack of neolibcon warmongers they are. And they’ll make lots of money off of all that new surveillance equipment Biden’s proposed Domestic Terrorism Act will require. One…[Read more]
Jim Lane replied to the topic The New Cold War on China in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
@ohiobarbarian writes: “Lol! So the longer explanation is the more likely it is to be right?”
No, I did not say that and do not believe that.
@earthartist writes: “I suppose you are all in on the rules based order where the US says what is and that is that.”
No, I did not say that and do not believe that.
soryang replied to the topic Will the Russians sink a British ship the next time around? in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
“This 1000 year old dream of the western ruling elites” This was the best description of US/UK fractured politics on Russia policy and defense I’ve seen in a long time.
jbnw replied to the topic Will the Russians sink a British ship the next time around? in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago
I didn’t spot it —
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