Russian Ukraine Invasion (renamed from: Russia expected to invade Ukraine next week)

#11
Zinjanthropos Offline
We’ll give you Quebec. You want it? Take it. It’s the US Woke Army that scares me. Your military too tied up with sex change surgeries and haven’t done too well recently anyways.
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#12
Syne Offline
Don't mistake poor Biden admin leadership for lack of military capability. We'd take all of Canada and disperse the Quebec population throughout Canada, so you can help them integrate. Having to deal with a more diverse local population might cure you of all the politeness. Probably even send some illegal aliens your way to boot.
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#13
Magical Realist Offline
NATO needs to step up. This is all happening in their own backyard.
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#14
Zinjanthropos Offline
My ancestors whupped American butts in 1812-14. Even found time to go down to Washington and burn what would become the White House after the repainting. We have Americans buried in graves in war cemeteries over here. Americans invading Queenston, a tiny village on the Niagara River, were done in by a farmer’s wife (Laura Secord) and a cow. Oh, Laura was born in Massachusetts. As far as the war score goes, we’re up 1-0.
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Syne Offline
(Feb 13, 2022 09:13 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: My ancestors whupped American butts in 1812-14. Even found time to go down to Washington and burn what would become the White House after the repainting. We have Americans buried in graves in war cemeteries over here. Americans invading Queenston, a tiny village on the Niagara River, were done in by a farmer’s wife (Laura Secord) and a cow. Oh, Laura was born in Massachusetts. As far as the war score goes, we’re up 1-0.

You mean Brits, as Canada wasn't even a thing. Guess what, most of America at the time had British ancestors too. And as far as wars between the US and England go, we're ahead. Brits wanted all of North America and had to settle for sharing Canada with the French. But whenever you're feeling froggy, come on down. But maybe you just prefer to posture online about your militarily insignificant country.

Be proud of what you actually are/have, not what you wish.
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#16
confused2 Offline
Report by Alexey Miller at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting [with Gazprom] on performance in autumn/winter heating season

https://www.gazprom.com/press/news/mille...21/590586/

December 29, 2021

Dear Mr. President [Putin],
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Today, Europe's facilities are depleted by 44 per cent. Germany's UGS facilities are depleted by 47 per cent.
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Gazprom has fulfilled all of its obligations under the contract for gas transit across Ukraine.
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Dear Mr. President, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline [bypassing Ukraine] is ready to go!
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Secular Sanity Offline
(Feb 14, 2022 02:03 AM)confused2 Wrote: Report by Alexey Miller at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting [with Gazprom] on performance in autumn/winter heating season

https://www.gazprom.com/press/news/mille...21/590586/

December 29, 2021

Dear Mr. President [Putin],
..
Today, Europe's facilities are depleted by 44 per cent. Germany's UGS facilities are depleted by 47 per cent.
..
Gazprom has fulfilled all of its obligations under the contract for gas transit across Ukraine.
..
Dear Mr. President, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline [bypassing Ukraine] is ready to go!

Ukraine crisis: Why is Germany so cagey about Nord Stream 2?

Yeah, cutting Ukraine out of Europe's energy supply and making it more vulnerable is exactly what everyone feared and what Trump warned NATO about.


https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Vpwkdmwui3k
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#18
Syne Offline
Except they're blaming Trump for it all.

Trump’s tacit acquiescence on Nord Stream 2 (often while voicing protest) was one of his only moves counter to the interests of Texas oil and gas producers, who coveted the Europe gas market themselves. But it was right in line with two other Trump impulses: to reject climate policy and to yield to Putin.

Now, the Biden administration is left with the consequences. And although it is attempting to use Nord Stream 2 as a threat, the pipeline also has served as a weapon for Putin—a wedge to divide Germany, and separate Europe’s largest economy from other members of the NATO coalition while he threatens Ukraine.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30012...a-ukraine/


But then there's this.

In August, Trump signed new sanctions on Russia into law that the pipeline’s promoter, Gazprom, said could hold up some of its projects. For now, construction is continuing with the participation of some major EU companies, despite opposition from many EU states and from the EU executive.

Germany, the pipeline’s destination, refuses to join EU opposition, describing it as a private enterprise.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ga...SKCN1NI1FY

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stryder Offline
(Feb 14, 2022 05:02 AM)Syne Wrote: Except they're blaming Trump for it all.

Trump’s tacit acquiescence on Nord Stream 2 (often while voicing protest) was one of his only moves counter to the interests of Texas oil and gas producers, who coveted the Europe gas market themselves. But it was right in line with two other Trump impulses: to reject climate policy and to yield to Putin.

Now, the Biden administration is left with the consequences. And although it is attempting to use Nord Stream 2 as a threat, the pipeline also has served as a weapon for Putin—a wedge to divide Germany, and separate Europe’s largest economy from other members of the NATO coalition while he threatens Ukraine.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30012...a-ukraine/


But then there's this.

In August, Trump signed new sanctions on Russia into law that the pipeline’s promoter, Gazprom, said could hold up some of its projects. For now, construction is continuing with the participation of some major EU companies, despite opposition from many EU states and from the EU executive.

Germany, the pipeline’s destination, refuses to join EU opposition, describing it as a private enterprise.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ga...SKCN1NI1FY


Deutch Bank has a history of allowing Fraudsters and Embezzlers to use their bank. A number of shell companies with Russian beneficiaries tend to shift money through them to have access to Europe. I wouldn't be surprised if the "Private enterprises" that the germans seem to want to protect are actually funded by those Russian accounts to begin with. (The legitimacy of where the money came from for those accounts can be brought into question, as it's likely not legitimate in source for the most part. I know this from some family member previously loses due to "funds managers" and where they tend to end up losing money.)
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#20
C C Offline
(Feb 12, 2022 09:38 PM)Magical Realist Wrote: [...] The White House said Friday that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could come within the week and urged Americans to leave the country now. [...] “The risk is high enough and the threat is now immediate enough that prudence demands that it is the time [for Americans] to leave now,” Sullivan said.


Well, at least it won't be a last-minute scramble to depart, like Afghanistan. Or does a "within the week" admonition still fall well within the boundaries of the "Did I miss anything?" sight of a birthday cake sprouting patches of mold?

Maybe it's time for Kim Jong-un to consider invading South Korea.
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