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    Post  GarryB Wed Jan 10, 2024 9:43 am

    Victorious Banderastan just formally ordered 50 000 sets of female field uniforms.

    If I were Ukrainian women, I would run right now.

    They can't run west though, because their fellow femenists will throw them under the bus and say women can be conscripted just like men can because they are equal...

    Like booking a place on the Titanic after she sunk.

    Or buying production rights from a man about to be hung...

    Some people take it as a green light on Kharkov

    But I doubt it

    Maybe they have been in communication with the civil authorities in Kharkov and may have some sort of agreement... that would certainly be the best way to do it.

    In Manchuria at the end of WWII the Soviets sent officals ahead of the advance to ask the locals to surrender... sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. When it worked it meant a rapid and safe advance...

    I heard China got screwed over from the Motor Sich purchase. I'm thinking India will get screwed too.

    Have to say I think that is most likely... the money will certainly disappear... they should make sure they get what they are paying for before paying anything at all.

    They must have been making fake trenches with a rototiller or something. Just rototill 6 inches deep and the satellite will assume its a trench.

    They have trench digging vehicles that are very efficient and effective... dig them for real... you might use them eventually, but even if you don't those machines can dig 100s of metres of trenches per hour even when the ground is frozen.

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    Post  Hole Wed Jan 10, 2024 10:58 am

    This thing is so fake that my teeth resonate.
    Made by the polish government? Suspect
    Go further west, they will not send you back to Banderaland. Wink

    They have trench digging vehicles
    Trenches were not only made by the military, but civilian companies as well.
    A lot of machines and activity. No surprise NATO got confused.

    Back in the GPW the Russians build hundreds of kilometers of fake roads to
    mask the real goal of one of their attacks. Another time they build real roads
    and shielded them with trees and nets from air surveillance.

    Wouldn´t be to surprised if they were currently digging a tunnel to the centre
    of Kiev. Suspect
    lol1

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    Post  ALAMO Wed Jan 10, 2024 11:29 am

    Hole wrote:
    Made by the polish government? Suspect
    Go further west, they will not send you back to Banderaland. Wink

    Nah, I would point my finger at Russkie.
    It is not only the west and ukrs involved in propaganda, remember.
    With hundreds of thousands youn ukro males spread across the whole of EU, Russkie can expect some stupid acts at any moment.
    The only reason why countries like Poland have not shipped them back yet is the fact that they are a mainstay of some parts of the economy. Construction, TIR transport, couriers, retail. But it is only a matter of determination and the level of pressure inflicted. Europe already made life enough harmful for itself, and killing the labor force is not something I would not believe in.
    From this perspective, a campaign suggesting to the young Ukrainians that they will be deported would push part of them to run to Belarussia or ... Russia.
    Those two countries won't deport them for sure Laughing
    It would hit two birds with one stone - depriving both EU labor and the recruitment/hostage base for Ukrowehrmacht.

    And keep in min that some countries in the EU are desperate enough to pay Ukrs fo leaving ...
    The % of Ukrainians who work is drastically different if we consider the time when they arrived. Most productive are those who emigrated before 2014, and those who run after coup. The last are those who arrived after 240222.

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    Post  Kiko Wed Jan 10, 2024 5:43 pm

    French historian predicts defeat of the West and rapprochement between Russia and Europe, 01.10.2024.

    Emmanuel Todd says NATO defeat in Ukraine is imminent.

    Sputnik. Last Friday, January 7, 2024, French historian Emmanuel Todd made predictions about the situation in Ukraine, anticipating the imminent defeat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the conflict. Todd, known for his geopolitical analyses, stated that this defeat will lead to reconciliation between Russia and Europe, with a particular rapprochement with Germany, contrary to the interests of the United States.

    In an interview with Le Point Magazine before the release of his book "La Defaite de l'occident" ("the defeat of the West"), Todd criticized the Western stance towards Russia, arguing that resistance to rapprochement between Germany and Russia was one of the US goals. According to him, this rapprochement would have excluded the United States from the European system of power, and therefore preferred to "destroy Europe rather than save the West."

    Todd highlighted the declining global status of the United States as a superpower and the fragility of its military-industrial complex. He also pointed to the waning influence of Europe, once represented by the strong partnership between France and Germany, and pointed out that Germany has assumed a dominant role since the 2007-2008 financial crisis.

    In addition, the historian noted that after the Ukrainian conflict, the European Union (EU) moved away from Russia, harming its own business and energy interests. Todd criticized the prevailing narrative in the West about the conflict in Ukraine, describing the environment as"putinophobic and Russophobic". He advocated a pluralistic view that recognizes different perspectives and claimed to be "fighting to keep the West pluralistic".

    Yandex Translate from Portuguese.

    https://www.brasil247.com/ideias/historiador-frances-preve-derrota-do-ocidente-e-reaproximacao-entre-russia-e-europa

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    Post  Arkanghelsk Wed Jan 10, 2024 5:50 pm

    It's interesting, European firms are sanctioning American companies through higher taxes, tariffs, fines and penalties

    After the accident with the boeing, airbus took advantage and gained market share, the europeans recognize what is good business, even if it hurts their so called "partners"

    Recently Carrefour, a European retailer banned several American food products including Pepsi

    The EU court is currently sanctioning Apple by imposing taxes, fees, and fines, while allowing the Swedish Spotify to operate without restrictions

    And Facebook also, well in general the American tech companies are being bled out in Europe

    So it seems Europe, and the collective consciousness of Europe understand they are in a trade war with the Americans

    Inevitably as more far-right politicians win, they will not only increase the trade war, but the rapprochement with Russia is inevitable

    It is the trend of European politics, even if the current bunch of politicians don't want it, they will be dragged kicking and screaming by the electorate

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    Post  Odin of Ossetia Wed Jan 10, 2024 7:11 pm

    ALAMO wrote:
    Hole wrote:
    Made by the polish government? Suspect
    Go further west, they will not send you back to Banderaland. Wink

    Nah, I would point my finger at Russkie.
    It is not only the west and ukrs involved in propaganda, remember.
    With hundreds of thousands youn ukro males spread across the whole of EU, Russkie can expect some stupid acts at any moment.
    The only reason why countries like Poland have not shipped them back yet is the fact that they are a mainstay of some parts of the economy. Construction, TIR transport, couriers, retail. But it is only a matter of determination and the level of pressure inflicted. Europe already made life enough harmful for itself, and killing the labor force is not something I would not believe in.
    From this perspective, a campaign suggesting to the young Ukrainians that they will be deported would push part of them to run to Belarussia or ... Russia.
    Those two countries won't deport them for sure Laughing
    It would hit two birds with one stone - depriving both EU labor and the recruitment/hostage base for Ukrowehrmacht.

    And keep in min that some countries in the EU are desperate enough to pay Ukrs fo leaving ...
    The % of Ukrainians who work is drastically different if we consider the time when they arrived. Most productive are those who emigrated before 2014, and those who run after coup. The last are those who arrived after 240222.



    Not true, with regard to the road transportation sector, the Ukrainians are destroying it.

    That is what this whole semi-blockade of the border with Ukraine is all about.

    Other jobs you mentioned, Poles can do them instead of them.


    I guess "ALAMO" needs an excuse for hiring them.


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    Post  sepheronx Wed Jan 10, 2024 8:12 pm

    Arkanghelsk wrote:It's interesting, European firms are sanctioning American companies through higher taxes, tariffs, fines and penalties

    After the accident with the boeing, airbus took advantage and gained market share, the europeans recognize what is good business, even if it hurts their so called "partners"

    Recently Carrefour, a European retailer banned several American food products including Pepsi

    The EU court is currently sanctioning Apple by imposing taxes, fees, and fines, while allowing the Swedish Spotify to operate without restrictions

    And Facebook also, well in general the American tech companies are being bled out in Europe

    So it seems Europe, and the collective consciousness of Europe understand they are in a trade war with the Americans

    Inevitably as more far-right politicians win, they will not only increase the trade war, but the rapprochement with Russia is inevitable

    It is the trend of European politics, even if the current bunch of politicians don't want it, they will be dragged kicking and screaming by the electorate

    Russia is part of Europe. It only makes sense. EU is just an US asset

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    Post  mnztr Wed Jan 10, 2024 10:32 pm

    Arkanghelsk wrote:It's interesting, European firms are sanctioning American companies through higher taxes, tariffs, fines and penalties

    After the accident with the boeing, airbus took advantage and gained market share, the europeans recognize what is good business, even if it hurts their so called "partners"

    Recently Carrefour, a European retailer banned several American food products including Pepsi

    The EU court is currently sanctioning Apple by imposing taxes, fees, and fines, while allowing the Swedish Spotify to operate without restrictions

    And Facebook also, well in general the American tech companies are being bled out in Europe

    So it seems Europe, and the collective consciousness of Europe understand they are in a trade war with the Americans

    Inevitably as more far-right politicians win, they will not only increase the trade war, but the rapprochement with Russia is inevitable

    It is the trend of European politics, even if the current bunch of politicians don't want it, they will be dragged kicking and screaming by the electorate


    It was not just the accident. Boeing is run by incompetent morons, and the massive defence spending of the US makes commercial airliners a very marginal business in comparison. The development of the 787 was an utter debacle compared to the A350 and the A320 series is so much more advanced then the 737 its not funny. The A350 weighs more then 20T less the the new 777X . Boeing tried to destroy the Bombardier Cseries, instread the forced Bombarder to sell this magnificent project to Airbus for 10c on the dollar. THEN there is the 737 max debacle.. I mean they are seriously and deeply incompetent.

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    Post  mnztr Wed Jan 10, 2024 10:34 pm

    sepheronx wrote:
    Arkanghelsk wrote:It's interesting, European firms are sanctioning American companies through higher taxes, tariffs, fines and penalties

    After the accident with the boeing, airbus took advantage and gained market share, the europeans recognize what is good business, even if it hurts their so called "partners"

    Recently Carrefour, a European retailer banned several American food products including Pepsi

    The EU court is currently sanctioning Apple by imposing taxes, fees, and fines, while allowing the Swedish Spotify to operate without restrictions

    And Facebook also, well in general the American tech companies are being bled out in Europe

    So it seems Europe, and the collective consciousness of Europe understand they are in a trade war with the Americans

    Inevitably as more far-right politicians win, they will not only increase the trade war, but the rapprochement with Russia is inevitable

    It is the trend of European politics, even if the current bunch of politicians don't want it, they will be dragged kicking and screaming by the electorate

    Russia is part of Europe. It only makes sense. EU is just an US asset

    The EEC made a lot of sense, what the EU has morphed into is kinda absurd.

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    Pre-assembly line in Kalibre factory Cool

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    Post  GarryB Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:58 am

    From this perspective, a campaign suggesting to the young Ukrainians that they will be deported would push part of them to run to Belarussia or ... Russia.

    That creates all sorts of other problems... having a 5th column in Russia or Belarus is not ideal for those countries either.

    There is probably plenty of good paying jobs in Russia for those with skills and motivation, but the risk of sabotage for bandera makes it problematic.


    Emmanuel Todd says NATO defeat in Ukraine is imminent.

    Sputnik. Last Friday, January 7, 2024, French historian Emmanuel Todd made predictions about the situation in Ukraine, anticipating the imminent defeat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the conflict. Todd, known for his geopolitical analyses, stated that this defeat will lead to reconciliation between Russia and Europe, with a particular rapprochement with Germany, contrary to the interests of the United States.

    So he is hoping for colonial Europe to kick out its overlords in the US and to turn its attention to Russia to return to the throne and return to ruling the world... Russia is not interested in Western colonialism whether the orders come from Washington or Brussels, that is over. I am sure Russia would appreciate better relations with many parts of Europe, but the idea they could go back to anything like friends is ridiculous because they were never friends... Russia was useful when France (Napleon) or Germany (Hitler) was taking over, and after the cold war they supplied cheap energy and resources that made European goods and services competitive on the world market... but Russia really didn't  get very much out of that relationship and I hope they understand that going back to that would be toxic for Russia. And they were quick to criticise or lecture Russia... this was not friendship in any accepted sense of the word.

    Russia does not need to replace the US and is working within BRICS to create a more fair system where no country can dominate or ignore the rules that everyone else agrees to.

    The Europeans like to talk about their high morals and ethics but in actual fact when push comes to shove they are worse than those they hold up as the bad guys.

    Russia really does not need a Europe that will be all moral and ethical and supposedly united for peace and justice and democracy, but when Covid hit they banned Russian vaccines and hoarded those they could make for themselves, stealing medical supplies from any aircraft that landed on their territory no matter where it was going. Much of the vaccines and medical equipment was stored till it had expired and was quietly disposed of.... very moral, very ethical, very civilised.

    Same with the grain exports from Ukraine... they claimed it was feeding the world and 80% of it went to Europe and other rich countries and they used it to supply weapons and ammo to the Ukraine army and the protected shipping corridors to mount attacks on the Crimea and Russia.

    There might be some decent people in Europe, but your leaders are scum.

    So it seems Europe, and the collective consciousness of Europe understand they are in a trade war with the Americans

    To be fair those American companies are well known for fiddling the books with offshore company HQs so they pay little or no tax anywhere... and most of them are a licence to print money and make enormous profits even if they paid their taxes.

    Inevitably as more far-right politicians win, they will not only increase the trade war, but the rapprochement with Russia is inevitable

    I hope not... the west is a disease and damages every culture it contacts... Russia is better off with BRICS and the rest of the world in a culture not focused purely on money.

    Russia is part of Europe. It only makes sense. EU is just an US asset

    Russia should ignore Europe till it can grow up and mature a bit... right now they are killing Russian soldiers with their support for Kiev, Europe was making far more profit and got far more benefit from Russia than Russia ever got from Europe... Russia needs to let go and pivot to the rest of the world.

    Even the poorest country in African or Central or South America offers better trade relations for Russia than any country in Europe or Europe adjacent.

    It is not about spite... it is learning your lessons.

    Boeing is run by incompetent morons, and the massive defence spending of the US makes commercial airliners a very marginal business in comparison.

    Boeing is a bloated Frankensteins monster of old companies that is mostly held together by lucrative and highly profitable contracts with the US military.

    All you have to do is hire the retired officers from the Pentagon who dealt with purchases and supply and support contracts because generally they trained the guys doing that job now, so they know how the system works and who to suck up to and they trained the guys now making the decisions... I rather suspect their pay is not amazing in the job at the pentagon so you get the guy who trained you taking you out to lunch or dinner at the most expensive restaurants in town (places you couldn't afford the entrée let alone any food off the menu) and you and your wife or partner get to go and order anything you like and talk business with the guy who trained you to do your job. There is no reason to lie... you can be open about it, you just say... I was where you are now and my former boss made me this offer... give me all the contracts or the best contracts or at least all the insider information like rival bids and in ten years time when you retire from your 100K per year job you have now I will retire from this 2.3 million per year job and it will be yours. Boeing supplies cars and meals and clothing and I don't pay for anything at all so in 10 years I will have millions in the bank and can retire somewhere nice with lots of money to have holidays and enjoy myself... that could be you. And by the way I know a few other people at the pentagon so if you don't want to play ball you might get shifted to a different job and I can offer this deal to the next guy.

    Everyone is in on it and no one will rock the boat because it works for them the way things are. Boeing can afford to pay someone 2.3 million a year because they know the people at the Pentagon and how the Pentagon works and these guys will be bringing in  billions of dollars worth of contracts every year... they are probably underpaying them.


    The EEC made a lot of sense, what the EU has morphed into is kinda absurd.

    It might have been good for Europe but for the British commonwealth, it was not so good:

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    This 1967 cartoon plays on possible meanings for the acronym EEC (European Economic Community). What the EEC meant for New Zealand was loss of trade access to Britain, its traditional market for agricultural exports.

    But of course we worked hard to open new markets for our exports to the point where not only survived but did alright.

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    Post  lancelot Thu Jan 11, 2024 5:03 am

    GarryB wrote:It might have been good for Europe but for the British commonwealth, it was not so good:
    ...
    This 1967 cartoon plays on possible meanings for the acronym EEC (European Economic Community). What the EEC meant for New Zealand was loss of trade access to Britain, its traditional market for agricultural exports.

    But of course we worked hard to open new markets for our exports to the point where not only survived but did alright.
    Joining the EEC was ok for the UK. But yes it was bad for other traditional trade partners in the Commonwealth.
    I think the worst thing is how the UK doesn't take advantage of being outside the EU to negotiate better trade deals for itself. They keep shooting themselves on the foot by excluding huge economies like the Russian and Chinese one. Losing privileged access to the EU market will only make the UK's economy worse.
    One only has to remember the terrible unemployment in the UK in the Thatcher years.

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    🇷🇺🇺🇦 The American ABC News writes that in the Mechnikov hospital in Dnepropetrovsk in recent weeks the number of Ukrainian seriously wounded soldiers has increased by a third .

    The publication reports this with reference to the words of the head physician of the hospital, Sergei Ryzhenko.

    So, according to him, the hospital receives 40-100 seriously wounded soldiers every day , and the team of the chief physician carries out 50 to 100 surgical operations around the clock , many of which are amputations .

    https://t.me/intelslava/54586

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    Belisarius wrote:Russian special military operation in Ukraine #52 - Page 16 Img_2400

    🇷🇺🇺🇦 The American ABC News writes that in the Mechnikov hospital in Dnepropetrovsk in recent weeks the number of Ukrainian seriously wounded soldiers has increased by a third .

    The publication reports this with reference to the words of the head physician of the hospital, Sergei Ryzhenko.

    So, according to him, the hospital receives 40-100 seriously wounded soldiers every day , and the team of the chief physician carries out 50 to 100 surgical operations around the clock , many of which are amputations .

    https://t.me/intelslava/54586
    These drones determined attacks on individual groups or soldiers at night.

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    Post  ALAMO Thu Jan 11, 2024 1:43 pm

    GarryB wrote:

    That creates all sorts of other problems... having a 5th column in Russia or Belarus is not ideal for those countries either.

    There is probably plenty of good paying jobs in Russia for those with skills and motivation, but the risk of sabotage for bandera makes it problematic.

    There are millions of them in Russia anyway, so it makes no difference.
    Part of them are pro Russian, and emigrated after 2014.
    Part of them are pro Russian, ane emigrate prior 2014.
    Russkie must deal with this on a daily basis, keep in mind that border is not closed. You can travel to Russia being Ukrainian at any moment being a woman.
    And I would say that they are checking the people quite effectively, for example, I have watched multiple vids made by the Ukrainians who have already fled, with instructions on how to escape to Russia.
    Most of them point out, that if someone has a social media activity where antiRussian opinions can be find, there is very serious threat that they won't be allowed to enter Russia.
    Some claim, that even liquidating VK or FB accounts does not help much is someone was antiRussian, because "FSB has tools to find that out".
    There are quite strict inspections concerning tattoos because those stupid bastards used to tattoo tons of nazi shit on them - so there is no entry to Russia with svastika or any other nazi sign, like "888" etc.

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    Post  Hole Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:21 pm

    so there is no entry to Russia
    Why not?
    Build some Hotel California somewehere in Sibiria. Wink

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    Post  ALAMO Thu Jan 11, 2024 4:29 pm

    California dreaming 🤣🤣🤣

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    Post  JohninMK Thu Jan 11, 2024 4:55 pm

    No dreaming here, just dying.

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    Brief information summary for the zone of responsibility of the Dnepr Group of Forces.

    Over the past 24 hours, the enemy suffered a comprehensive fire defeat. Artillery fire destroyed the enemy's manpower and inflicted a defeat on the air defense route in the Sablukovka area. FPV operators carried out strikes on enemy targets. The operators destroyed: 4 cars, 2 boats and a hangar with enemy equipment (presumably electronic warfare equipment. Air defense and electronic warfare forces shot down/suppressed 2 quadcopters and 5 FPV drones.

    Due to weather conditions, the intensity of VFU activities has decreased significantly. Freezing of the ducts interferes with the evacuation that the enemy regularly requests. It is known from interceptions that the enemy does not have information about the movement of our assault groups, is not moving, and is requesting additional reconnaissance. Artillery works rarely; it mainly uses FPV. Frostbite is also frequently reported and the incidence is increasing.

    Enemy losses in the group's area of ​​responsibility: up to 50 people, 4 boats, a hangar, a dugout, 7 UAVs.

    Group of troops "Dnepr".

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    Post  Arkanghelsk Thu Jan 11, 2024 5:05 pm

    I am watching the ICJ case against Israel presented by South Africa

    It is shocking

    I tip my hat to those who urged to remain calm during the opening days of the SVO

    When I called for mass destruction, out of anger for the deaths of heroes

    But now I see it differently, I see that heroes fought man to man, against a force capable to defend itself, in other words there was honor to die against Bandera

    But I see this case, how 90%+ of all casualties are civilians

    And how less than 2% of all casualties during the SVO are civilians

    That is honor, that is a just war, and those who died are HEROES and will forever be known for that

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    Post  JohninMK Thu Jan 11, 2024 5:32 pm

    Kharkov hotel number 2

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    Post  Odin of Ossetia Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:07 pm

    ALAMO wrote:
    GarryB wrote:

    That creates all sorts of other problems... having a 5th column in Russia or Belarus is not ideal for those countries either.

    There is probably plenty of good paying jobs in Russia for those with skills and motivation, but the risk of sabotage for bandera makes it problematic.

    There are millions of them in Russia anyway, so it makes no difference.
    Part of them are pro Russian, and emigrated after 2014.
    Part of them are pro Russian, ane emigrate prior 2014.
    Russkie must deal with this on a daily basis, keep in mind that border is not closed. You can travel to Russia being Ukrainian at any moment being a woman.
    And I would say that they are checking the people quite effectively, for example, I have watched multiple vids made by the Ukrainians who have already fled, with instructions on how to escape to Russia.
    Most of them point out, that if someone has a social media activity where antiRussian opinions can be find, there is very serious threat that they won't be allowed to enter Russia.
    Some claim, that even liquidating VK or FB accounts does not help much is someone was antiRussian, because "FSB has tools to find that out".
    There are quite strict inspections concerning tattoos because those stupid bastards used to tattoo tons of nazi shit on them - so there is no entry to Russia with svastika or any other nazi sign, like "888" etc.



    It is 18 and 88 and not 888.

    Learn your signs you imbecile.


    You have no problem hiring Ukrainian Nazis to work for you.

    http://michalw.narod.ru/index-Truth.html



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    Post  thegopnik Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:26 pm



    Did the west really stop providing weapons to the Ukrainians, is the weapons production really happening in Russia?
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    Post  Walther von Oldenburg Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:30 pm

    thegopnik wrote:

    Did the west really stop providing weapons to the Ukrainians, is the weapons production really happening in Russia
    ?
    Yes. Weapons production in Russia is several times higher than in 2022 and is still increasing.
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    Post  Kiko Thu Jan 11, 2024 7:29 pm

    Unaware of decline of its military industry US gets trapped in Ukraine — French historian, 01.11.2024.

    Emmanuel Todd believes that "one of Washington's goals is to prevent a rapprochement between Russia and Germany".

    PARIS, January 11. /TASS/. The United States is trapped in Ukraine as a result of self-deception about the strength of its own industrial potential, historian and anthropologist Emmanuel Todd said in an interview with the BFMTV broadcaster.

    "The US has fallen into a trap in Ukraine, finding itself at the very center of a confrontation with Russia. This trap emerged due to Ukrainian nationalism, Washington's illusions about the possibility of causing Russia to disappear and its inability to see the ruinous condition of its own industrial potential," he said.

    "The West has condemned Ukraine to terrible suffering by instilling in it the illusion that it has enough means to support Kiev in the war," he stated.

    "The Americans are now saying that they are going to make Patriot missiles in Germany. This, of course, is due to the fact that they are unable to make them themselves, as they no longer have the necessary industrial resources," he emphasized.

    He believes that "one of Washington's goals is to prevent a rapprochement between Russia and Germany." According to the scholar, "the US is pursuing a policy of geopolitical terror."

    "This policy is doomed to failure," he forecasts. "The West will lose."

    Todd is certain that "on the way out of this war everyone will have to realize that the world powers are weakening and their populations are shrinking."

    "The US will have to abandon imperial ambitions, withdraw from Asia and all other regions where it has fueled conflicts," the historian believes.

    Degradation of government in US

    Todd pointed to the degradation of the ruling elite in the United States.

    "I have analyzed in detail the mood of the ruling class in the United States. The representatives of this class have no morality. They prefer only war and money. They would like to trigger chaos in Eurasia," he believes. "The best thing that could happen for Europe is the US pullout."

    The researcher finds Washington's constant desire to foment conflicts around the world extremely dangerous. "In my paper I warn against obsession with nihilism in the US, which constantly seeks war and violence. The ruling class has lost its Protestant matrix. It does not know where it is going, and it keeps provoking conflicts everywhere," Todd concluded.

    Emmanuel Todd’s profile

    Todd is a French historian, sociologist and anthropologist. Central to his works are the current problems of demography, the economic stagnation of developed societies, and the collapse of political systems in the postmodernity era. One of the historian's best-known works was his first book, entitled The Final Fall, published in 1976, in which he predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    To date, 72-year-old Todd has published several dozen books, many of which have been translated into Russian. One of them, After the Empire, was published in 2002. In it, Todd predicted the failure of the US to establish itself as the world's sole global power. He also warned that a financial collapse would lead to the loss of its economic and political leadership.

    https://tass.com/world/1731095

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