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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:56 am

    ATLASCUB wrote:
    Hole wrote:To overreact every time (like murica) is not a show of strength but of weakness. Countries that do that (only western ones) have to pretend that they are strong, mostly to keep the own population at bay, but what we´ve seen in the last 20 years (Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Syria…) showed the whole world their real strength.


    But America doesn't overreact all the time. Case in point dragging its feet on sanctions for Turkey right now. They know, for the most part, and they can be wrong sometimes, when they need to dance, and when they need to show strength and force. You don't become a global empire by being stupid, you become so by your main competitors being abject failure in their ability to out compete you - namely, the Russians, and Chinese (so far).

    So that's a nice talking point you got there... except it's rubbish. All the countries you mentioned are fractured shit holes, sent back to the stone age as a result of Western intervention. They're an example of what happens when you cross them, or merely happen to be in the wrong camp. Every other consideration about the failure of some political objectives etc is minor bickering and feel-good about stories for the losers. It's not the Americans who lose hundred of thousands, or millions of its people, it's industry, infrastructure, economy, military, stability, facing the hardships of war, and complete generations lost etc. It's the target countries. There is nothing to feel good about. You can ask them if America is weak.

    One thing is to claim that the exercise of power in such manner is wrong, or not the right approach (and that is a perfect opinion to have), another thing entirely is to correlate that to weakness trying to sound like Chinese sage Sun Tzu.

    The very same Chinese btw who are finding out now that they need real allies (and in this regard they're outgunned). The very same who, not long ago were making back handed comments of Russia (in diplomatic circles with regards to U.S power plays against Russia). Now they're dousing themselves with bitter pills as the Americans/Brits turn Hong Kong into a mini-rebellion, and call bluff and sign military deals to buff up Taiwan. For a nation who puts such a high regard on not being embarrassed, they're getting a taste of reality.

    The talking points sound and look great on paper. Reality is another thing.

    The greatest weapon these old nations have against the Anglo empire will continue to be the endemic corruption within the empire - self greed and rot - which the Americans can't simply flip a switch to solve as they continually find out. Definitely not cause they're outsmarted on the global stage - when the balance is due, it's the other way around.

    A realistic person, good for you.
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    Post  higurashihougi on Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:38 am

    Yes, the US imperialists are still strong, but the important things is more and more people know that they are evil and strong. That is the key for the downfall of Western imperialists.

    People know that they are evil, which means there is incentive for struggle against them. People know that they are still strong, which means there is incentive for a careful and logical plan against them rather than unplanned activities.

    Imperialists can devastate their target countries, but that will be the proof for their true nature. Imperialists are creating conditions for their downfall by increasing the number of people who know their true nature and who acknowledge the need to eliminate them.

    A realistic viewpoint is necessary indeed, and the acknowledgment of evil nature of imperialist and the the acknowledgment of the need to fight against them rather than accept their domination is also realistic.

    ATLASCUB wrote:Now they're dousing themselves with bitter pills as the Americans/Brits turn Hong Kong into a mini-rebellion, and call bluff and sign military deals to buff up Taiwan. For a nation who puts such a high regard on not being embarrassed, they're getting a taste of reality.

    Western medias always portray Hong Kong affairs as "revolution" of the whole population. But Western medias never show the images of massive pro-Beijing counter protests.
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    Post  ATLASCUB on Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:00 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:Yes, the US imperialists are still strong, but the important things is more and more people know that they are evil and strong. That is the key for the downfall of Western imperialists.

    People know that they are evil, which means there is incentive for struggle against them. People know that they are still strong, which means there is incentive for a careful and logical plan against them rather than unplanned activities.

    Imperialists can devastate their target countries, but that will be the proof for their true nature. Imperialists are creating conditions for their downfall by increasing the number of people who know their true nature and who acknowledge the need to eliminate them.

    A realistic viewpoint is necessary indeed, and the acknowledgment of evil nature of imperialist and the the acknowledgment of the need to fight against them rather than accept their domination is also realistic.

    ATLASCUB wrote:Now they're dousing themselves with bitter pills as the Americans/Brits turn Hong Kong into a mini-rebellion, and call bluff and sign military deals to buff up Taiwan. For a nation who puts such a high regard on not being embarrassed, they're getting a taste of reality.

    Western medias always portray Hong Kong affairs as "revolution" of the whole population. But Western medias never show the images of massive pro-Beijing counter protests.

    The world has known how the West conducts its business for more than 300 years... there is nothing new here... only the methods change over time.

    Western media will do what is best for Western nations... at the least, what the establishment of those nations think it's best for them.

    It's what it's. Pick yourself up, ally with like minded nations, grow strong and protect yourself and confront them in a unified front. Easier said than done, clearly.
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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:56 pm

    As they say "possession is 9/10th of the Law". Some interesting stuff in the article.

    A «Russian Lake»: the Nine Aspects of the Current Situation in the Black Sea by Andrii KLYMENKO,

    associate fellow, Crimea Department, Maidan of Foreign Affairs, Editor-in-Chief of the BSNews.

    The situation in the Black Sea is changing literally before our eyes. Its ongoing transformation into a de facto Russian lake is a direct consequence of the occupation and subsequent militarization of Crimea. The current Russian agenda among other, includes further occupation of the Ukrainian offshore shelf and its entire exclusive maritime economic zone, squeezing NATO out of the Black Sea and getting Turkey and Bulgaria hooked on the Russian gas needle.

    Events are unfolding at such a speed that traditional foreign policy — both Ukraine’s and its Black Sea neighbors’, as well as NATO’s and the EU’s, not to mention that of the the UN — simply cannot keep up and requires an urgent careful and creative re-thinking.

    The analysis below is aimed at anyone who cares about the region. It is important to understand that the fact that the summary of the NATO states borders accounts for the largest maritime border in the Black Sea is not reassuring by itself, and in fact, has every chance now of turning from a policy factor into merely an arithmetic one.


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    Post  kvs on Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:53 am

    JohninMK wrote:As they say "possession is 9/10th of the Law". Some interesting stuff in the article.

    A «Russian Lake»: the Nine Aspects of the Current Situation in the Black Sea by Andrii KLYMENKO,

    associate fellow, Crimea Department, Maidan of Foreign Affairs, Editor-in-Chief of the BSNews.

    The situation in the Black Sea is changing literally before our eyes. Its ongoing transformation into a de facto Russian lake is a direct consequence of the occupation and subsequent militarization of Crimea. The current Russian agenda among other, includes further occupation of the Ukrainian offshore shelf and its entire exclusive maritime economic zone, squeezing NATO out of the Black Sea and getting Turkey and Bulgaria hooked on the Russian gas needle.

    Events are unfolding at such a speed that traditional foreign policy — both Ukraine’s and its Black Sea neighbors’, as well as NATO’s and the EU’s, not to mention that of the the UN — simply cannot keep up and requires an urgent careful and creative re-thinking.

    The analysis below is aimed at anyone who cares about the region. It is important to understand that the fact that the summary of the NATO states borders accounts for the largest maritime border in the Black Sea is not reassuring by itself, and in fact, has every chance now of turning from a policy factor into merely an arithmetic one.


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    https://www.blackseanews.net/en/read/153503#.XUgLC3j5pUw.twitter

    Gotta love that hate propaganda language about "hooked on the Russian gas needle". I guess then the US LNG is not a needle.
    NATO never supplied Turkey and Bulgaria with gas, in case the idiot author of this piece does not know.
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    Post  Hole on Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:27 am

    Murican LNG is more like crystal meth. Very Happy
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    Post  kvs on Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:35 pm

    Pathetic Google Earth hasn't updated the Crimea images since 2018. It updates all sorts of irrelevant shit-hole locations practically
    to real time. Can't have the construction of the Kerch Strait bridge and other real points of interest be disseminated to the sheeple,
    can we now....
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    Post  PhSt on Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:22 pm

    kvs wrote:Pathetic Google Earth hasn't updated the Crimea images since 2018.   It updates all sorts of irrelevant shit-hole locations practically
    to real time.   Can't have the construction of the Kerch Strait bridge and other real points of interest be disseminated to the sheeple,
    can we now....

    Correct me if i am wrong but doesn't Yandex has a similar feature comparable to Google Earth? I wish they continuously improve its features until it becomes a serious rival and alternative to anything Google offers
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:25 am

    Investment and access.... imagine the shitstorm in the US if a Yandex truck drove down every US street mapping out roads and the like.

    I use Yandex instead of google most of the time and the translation option for Yandex is better than google and it will translate words in images as well as text blocks or entire web pages...
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    Post  kvs on Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:54 pm



    Rail welding operation at one of the ends of the Kerch Strait bridge. A rather slow and tedious process considering there thousands of such
    rail joints to weld. This one of the reasons that the railway works are taking much longer than the road bridge. That and the fact that
    they are building the railway from scratch to pass over the bridge and are not reusing existing rail lines.

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    Post  miketheterrible on Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:26 pm

    They are doing fantastic work.

    Now when they are done this, they need that bridge to Sakhalin island
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    Post  JohninMK on Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:16 pm

    The rail bridge to Crimea is now tested and ready to go.

    MOSCOW, Nov 7-RIA Novosti. The cost of a train ticket from St. Petersburg to the Crimea in the reserved seat will be from 3,5 thousand rubles, from Moscow in the compartment - from 2,966 thousand rubles, told RIA Novosti the representative of the Russian private company "Grand Service Express", which will deal with these shipments.

    The company on Thursday announced that ticket sales for trains to Crimea, which will travel from mainland Russia to the Peninsula and back across the bridge, will start on November 8, 2019, and the first trains will depart from Moscow and St. Petersburg in the 20th of December. It was noted that the selection and payment of tickets will be possible at the railway ticket offices and on the company's Internet resources. "The cost of travel from Moscow to Simferopol in a compartment car starts from 2966 rubles, travel to ST. costs from 9952 rubles. The cost of tickets from St. Petersburg in the reserved seat - from 3500 rubles, in the compartment from 3906 rubles, " the company said.

    They noted that dynamic pricing is used in determining the cost, the cost of tickets can vary depending on demand, seasonality and other factors.

    The locomotive passed in test mode on the railway part of the Crimean bridge November 6, 13: 38

    Expert: tourist flow to Crimea may grow by 10% thanks to trains

    The first train to Crimea will go from St. Petersburg on December 23. It is called "Tavria" (No. 7/Cool and will depart from the Moscow station of St. Petersburg on December 23 at 14.00 Moscow time and will go to Sevastopol. He will have to overcome 2741 kilometers. Travel time will be 43.5 hours. A total of five single-Decker trains, consisting of compartment and reserved seat cars, will enter this route.

    Four double-Decker trains with compartment and SV cars will run from Moscow to Simferopol and back (No. 27/28). The start of the movement is scheduled for December 24. The first "Tavria" from Moscow will depart from the Kazan station at 23.45 Moscow time. The journey of 200 kilometers will take 33 hours.


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