they can't be aligned with a long dead USSR, & if they hate the Russians, its for holding a gun to their heads from 1945 to 1989 & telling them how to live.
It was the west that was holding the gun to the Soviets face... the Soviets just held the eastern europeans in front of their faces to protect them from the bullets from the west.... just like the west is doing with eastern europe and former soviet republics now.
The only gun is western.
Before that well before 1948 & 1956, uprisings in Poland & interventions in Hungary caused a lot of death & destruction. I doubt that Western Europeans care either way if they hate any Russians' guts or not.
Nothing compared with the death and destruction the Germans caused a few years before...
plus ongoing conflicts, dictatorships & water shortage.
Awww come on dude... people in third world countries don't leave because they don't get to vote or their vote does not matter... otherwise everyone would leave the US... and some of them do...
As long as the Americans keep their lifestyle & r left alone w/o any new ideology forced on them, they r going to go along with the present system, even with the Republicans being split by Trump & Democrats running the show.
They don't even know what democracy is... they are like sheep... if you don't want them to do something say it is communism and watch them run away like it is on fire. Healthcare for all Americans... you would think it was a no brainer... healthcare for all Americans... but lets call it communism to block it because there is lots of money to be made in healthcare but if you have to help everyone then it stops being so profitable for the big companies that make so much money out of it...
there is plenty of it-u don't want to see & accept it in the clips & articles I been posting for the whole year
Because the sources are western intelligence or Navalny type traitors that have plenty of evidence of criminal activity of their own... it makes them unreliable witnesses.
I came here to enjoy life & be "out of sight & out of mind" while staying out of trouble.
So why are you poking your head up and defending these criminal
I appreciate that you don't want to get involved because it is really not your problem, but your support for these war criminals seems to endorse what they are doing and saying... blink twice if they have a gun to your head right now...
not if those Rubles r devaluated later as happened several times in the USSR.
They are buying gold and using money to invest in development and growth of the country.
In the US that money just goes into the pockets of the already very rich like Jeff Bezos who already greatly increased his fortune because of the pandemic...
Then, they been printing money & spending it on their allies, arms race, interventions, & Western technology/know how, while importing grain & suppressing small private enterprise & free cultural expression.
Well that is all bullshit... just printing money like the US would cause massive inflation and completely undo the purpose of printing money. They have not been showering their allies with gifts, though they have been investing... but they get returns on investments so they and their allies benefit from such relations.
The Arms race Russia is currently involved with has not led them to spend more than 65 billion a year on weapons... that is less than the UK spends per year and in comparison the UK has downsized and cut spending on all sorts of things, while the Russians have largely upgraded and replaced its inventory of weapons and equipment and are in the best situation they have been for literally ever. The intervention in Crimea and South Ossetia were not excessive and led to greatly improved relations with both those regions... the benefits in both cases far outweighed the costs. In Syria that hasn't blown the bank either and has been an excellent training and operational experience for the Russian military and it has greatly improved the standing of Russia in the region where countries appreciate Russia is not there to just bomb and destroy, but to build and restore and grow. Western knowhow was sought out and bought and paid for and now it is Russian knowhow and is being used to make Russia independent. Importing grain used to be a necessity but US grain offices in Russia are now closed because they are no longer needed... Russia now grows its own grain... private enterprise... not government... they make their own grain for domestic use and now for export, and these are private companies that make the grain and other foods that Russia now produces on its own.
Again they have never been so independent.
all that could be done w/o putting so many boots on the ground. They could send just advisors to evaluate Mi-28s/Ka-52/IL-20s supplied to Syrians w/o loosing any of their own pilots & crews.
The contingent of Russian forces has been modest and sensible. Their job is war and in war there are casualties. If you are afraid of losing men then perhaps you should choose a different line of work. These men killed rather more terrorists than the west has managed to kill, they should be very proud of what they have achieved for Syria and for Russia.
he & his dad have killed Ks of his citizens even before the civil war started there a decade ago;
Possibly, but nothing like the wholesale slaughter the west created funding terrorist nut jobs...
they r no better than the Shah of Iran, Saddam of Iraq & Mubarak of Egypt were.
All three controlled by the CIA till they pissed off the US and became bad guys.
Saddam was a US hero when he was fighting Iran in the 1980s just after the CIA got kicked out of Iran in 1979...
the US is back, like it or not.
No it isn't. It has no appeal any more... but it still likes to talk like it is something.
Putin been begging Biden for talks, & it took him large troop movements & threats to get that recent virtual meeting.
Putin didn't beg anyone. Russian troop movements within Russian borders is Russian business. Ukraine military movements created the need for Russian troop movements.
France got pissed for getting her submarine deal dumped by Australia & snubbed by the US.
Yup, the US screwed France... a European Ally... because the idiots in the US government are not smart and can't concentrate on two regions at once so the shift from the Ukraine to Taiwan and China meant screw the EU and focus on India and Australia... it also meant screw Ukraine...
India, Indonesia & Japan need US support against China.
You mean the US needs those countries to support it in a trade war against China.
US sanctions prevent arms trade with those they want to punish. US economy is getting hot & China still can't survive w/o trading with us.
The US economy is a joke... most of their stuff is made in China by US companies that moved production there because labour was cheap and there are no labour laws so you can treat employees like shit... like Amazon does.
The ruler there started leaning towards the US; being at the crossroads, that land been always fought over by many empires.
The CIA started infiltrating the country and the Soviet ambassador and his family were murdered...
But on this forum you do...
You repeat their bullshit about Russia and about Putin and defend their brutal wars to make the richest people in the US slightly richer and screw the worker and average guy... like yourself.
That is a measure of how effective their propaganda is.
if they ID me, they got no jurisdiction over me & my opinions don't matter to them.
That would be trivial for them... even I know your IP address and email... obviously I wont reveal that to anyone, but for them it would be easy to track you down... or any of us for that matter.
besides, my income comes from the Veterans Affairs Dept., not the DOD that pays retirees. I heard a story of 1 retired USN SCPO who got married & moved to Australia- after denouncing his citizenship to avoid taxes, his entire retirement pay was cut off. he effectively betrayed his nation & wasn't entitled to it any more.
My brother lives in Thailand and he said the number of Americans coming to live there is increasing all the time... the cost of living is cheap... many veterans from the Vietnam war are familiar with the languages in the region, and their pension means they can live rather well. A core factor is that healthcare costs are much much lower than in the US so their medication is much more affordable too and their pension in US dollars means they can live a relatively comfortable life.
It's all a Putin's ploy to look a hero standing up to the evil West & defending the Mother Russia, so he'll have 98% of the vote in 2024 presidential election.
The west spouts BS about Russian aggression but it is US bases and HATO bases moving towards Russian borders not the other way around.
His Rossguardia (NG), former Interior Ministry Troops, now has more soldiers than the entire regular RF Amy.
Russia is a large country and internal troops are useful because the west loves their coloured revolutions. Russia does not need a big army to fight HATO... that is what nukes are for. A small mobile well equipped and well trained military for self defence is what Russia needs and what Russia has... being able to invade ten countries on three fronts like the US just shows you what they are all about...
Even the Roman Emperors' Praetorians, Mongolian Great Khans' guard corps (Tumens), Chinese Imperial Guards, Hitler's SS & Gestapo & Stalin's NKVD/MGB weren't larger than their regular armies.
Did u get my meaning this time?
These days with mechanisation and fire power a large standing army is a liability and the internal threat from the west is much larger than any of those forces had to deal with.
The US uses its national guard to murder American citizens protesting... do you have any evidence of Russian interior ministry troops doing the same?
I think you need to research this one again.
So Franco disagrees.... I feel pretty confident therefore to say you are wrong and he is right, because he is the expert in this area I think.
Not only did they kill and crack skulls during the peaceful demonstration, but they brought out the national guard and brought them to sleep with the regime and to keep dissention out, building a giant wall and barricade of concertina wire, and checking id of all who passed by.
The real kicker is that they forget all the protests and violence when Trump won against Hilary, and the Democrats spent his entire term digging for dirt and demanding enquiries, and suggesting links to putin and russia and demanding impeachments.
During the Biden/Trump election campaign businesses were boarding up windows and doors, but it wasn't because they expected problems if Biden won... it was because they were expecting a repeat of the damage and violence if Trump won again...
Perhaps next election we will see what happens... if they had an election right now I don't think Biden would win...
"New Yalta?" Will the West agree to share the world with Putin?
New Yalta? On what basis does the west think it should own and control the entire world? What an arrogant bunch of
The Biden's alleged corruption doesn't cancel out Putin's corruption; Jan. 6th Insurrection wasn't a peaceful protest- several individuals lost their lives & more were injured.
Doesn't end there... it seems Bidens son is now an artist and his paintings sell for enormous amounts of money... to certain foreign nationals that are clearly buying good standing with the son of the president of the US of A. A bit like all those countries paying funds into the Clinton foundation... till she lost the election and the funds stopped coming...
It wasn't a peaceful protest because the armed police and national guard shot protesters and killed some of them and to cover their arses they are calling them terrorists...
Like all those democrat protesters with signs saying "not my president" when Trump beat Hilary...
The Justice Department has charged more than 400 people in connection with the riot,
Well of course they have, because these are trump supporters they are all enemies of the state.... did you notice one of the weapons was a crutch... zip ties?
Sounds like they are grasping at straws... someone goes to a riot is going to take a bat or a hockey stick or cricket bat... the people carrying crutches are invalids and old people...
Charging documents say that rioters grabbed a police officer, dragged him and struck him.
Some of those officers opened fire and killed people... would not surprise me if some weren't attacked in response...
Rioters using makeshift weapons sounds like it was not a planned riot like the western supported riots in Hong Kong which the US government fully supported... they were much better armed including bows and arrows...
Cameras don't lie
Of course they do... have you not see Star Wars?
Don't preach to me about "Democratic Russia" led by Putin that wanted xenophobic, racist & bigote Trump to be my President.
If you had a real democracy you could have had more choice than Hillary or Trump, but you live in a shithole republic that does not care about freedom or peace or rule of law... money money money...
The Russian National Guard is separate from the regular military, & it's tasked, among other things, with preserving the regime. In any case, it is very large, even at 177K Troops+46K policemen+52K security guards=275K, all of which could be used against their own people, only 5K less than the Ground Forces. Also, the FSB has about 4K special forces troops & 160K–200K border guards , some of whom could be repurposed for domestic security.
A true democracy doesn't need that many security forces.
The US had 60,000 National guard soldiers sitting in front of the White House for 6 months for no good reason and you complain about Russia.
Joe biden never won that amount , it was done via fraud. And Trump very well may have been cheated.
The irony is that the Democrats bent and tested every lever they could to kick trump out of office or invalidate the vote by claiming Russian interference... but strangely when a democrat gets elected everything was perfect and nothing at all to investigate and destroy all evidence and don't look too hard at any of the numbers.... Biden won just accept it... or else.
You could be banned from Facebook for mentioning it... You could show child porn or show teenagers how to commit suicide and stay on, but ask for a recount and you are gone.
Russia's not a shining city on any hill
Looking from the outside it looks pretty damn good to me.
she was breaking the door inside the Capitol right before being shot.
OMG... she broke a door... kill the fucking bitch... she deserves to die... and if her family complain you just show them the door and they will understand she had to be shot... Sarcasm...
Couldn't he just arrest her and drag her away in cuffs instead of murdering her and dragging her away in a body bag?
it's the opposite: 100s of protesters were detained violently last winter for coming to "unsanctioned meetings". Prohibiting peaceful assemblies & protests r un-constitutional, even under the present RF Constitution.
Detained meant afterwards they got to go home to their families. Shot means dead. Quite significant difference there.
watch Popov & Scabeeva 60 minutes propaganda shows were they praised Trump & lamented his loss.
Not sure why... he was fucking useless if he was a Russian spy... the democrats goaded him into being more anti russia than hillary would have been.
If the American people can't choose who gets elected president how can Putin choose?
keep worshipping ur Putin.
Why not... he has been a very effective and successful leader. He is sensible and rational and makes very good decisions.
she did try to influence elections with her cyber activities.
FBI investigated that and found zero evidence so no they didn't.
Why would they even bother... both candidates are fundamentally anti Russian anyway... influencing US elections is like getting to choose whether to be murdered with a hand grenade or a stick of dynamite...
they should fire u from the FSB for posting this!
Trump is bound to win in 2024... no question at all...