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Posted: May 7, 2024 - 1:59am

Boeing: the latest US company to suffer from Russian sanctions
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Posted: May 5, 2024 - 12:03am

European intelligence agencies have warned their governments that Russia is plotting violent acts of sabotage across the continent as it commits to a course of permanent conflict with the west.
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Posted: May 3, 2024 - 3:38am

I've got Georgia on my mind.
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Posted: May 2, 2024 - 12:40pm

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Posted: May 1, 2024 - 9:23pm

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Russians get what they deserve just like everyone else. Your 'solidarity' with Russians is always touching.

I tried to write a nice succinct rebuttal to this, but I don't think I can do any better than to just let you own this.
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Posted: May 1, 2024 - 2:50pm

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The "institutional foundations" are a network of sycophantic oligarchs personally loyal to Putin, and a brutal state apparatus capable of assassinating anyone who isn't. Who inherits that?

A state takeover by the most ruthless henchmen it employs isn't an outcome the world should look forward to. And before you start, no, it won't be up to the Russian people either. They just get to pay for it. Over and over. Glad you can see the humor in it!

And thank goodness there's no evidence Putin personally ordered Navalny's murder. That makes all the difference.

Russians get what they deserve just like everyone else. Your 'solidarity' with Russians is always touching.

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Posted: May 1, 2024 - 2:44pm

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It says survival of the institutional foundations. There will be successors. There always are.

Maybe the successor is the one that got rid of the "rival"...


Putin likely didn’t order death of Russian opposition leader Navalny, US official says

The "institutional foundations" are a network of sycophantic oligarchs personally loyal to Putin, and a brutal state apparatus capable of assassinating anyone who isn't. Who inherits that?

A state takeover by the most ruthless henchmen it employs isn't an outcome the world should look forward to. And before you start, no, it won't be up to the Russian people either. They just get to pay for it. Over and over. Glad you can see the humor in it!

And thank goodness there's no evidence Putin personally ordered Navalny's murder. That makes all the difference.
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Posted: May 1, 2024 - 11:30am

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From the article:
Putin's "power vertical" has been maintained by ruthlessly eliminating anyone remotely capable of being a rival...or a successor. His regime is a brutal autocracy. Without a strongman to take his place what exactly does survival of the regime even mean?

It says survival of the institutional foundations. There will be successors. There always are.

Maybe the successor is the one that got rid of the "rival"...

Putin likely didn’t order death of Russian opposition leader Navalny, US official says
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Posted: Apr 30, 2024 - 9:52pm

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From the article:
Putin's "power vertical" has been maintained by ruthlessly eliminating anyone remotely capable of being a rival...or a successor. His regime is a brutal autocracy. Without a strongman to take his place what exactly does survival of the regime even mean?

+1 (always charming to see our resident communist relentlessly plugging away for the vestiges of feudalism)

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Posted: Apr 30, 2024 - 9:12pm

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A Putin collapse? The dangers of wishful thinking
Some say that like the USSR, the current Russian presidency is brittle. But they are overlooking a lot
One can understand why this argument would be attractive to Foreign Affairs. Wishful thinking always gets an audience: people like to be told what they want to hear. Absent any prospects of a successful counter-offensive in Ukraine, the most likely scenario for Ukrainian victory is regime collapse in Russia.

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In contrast, Putin very quickly established strong control over rival elites after he came to power in 2000, restoring the “power vertical.” He has been in charge for 24 years, and most analysts agree that the institutional foundations of the Putin regime are robust and it will likely survive the death of its founder.

Putin's "power vertical" has been maintained by ruthlessly eliminating anyone remotely capable of being a rival...or a successor. His regime is a brutal autocracy. Without a strongman to take his place what exactly does survival of the regime even mean?
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Posted: Apr 30, 2024 - 12:08pm

A Putin collapse? The dangers of wishful thinking
Some say that like the USSR, the current Russian presidency is brittle. But they are overlooking a lot
One can understand why this argument would be attractive to Foreign Affairs. Wishful thinking always gets an audience: people like to be told what they want to hear. Absent any prospects of a successful counter-offensive in Ukraine, the most likely scenario for Ukrainian victory is regime collapse in Russia.

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Posted: Apr 22, 2024 - 1:03am

Timothy Snyder once again brilliantly on the point


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Posted: Apr 17, 2024 - 1:14pm


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Posted: Apr 3, 2024 - 12:57pm

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Islamic State Escalates Anti-Russian Militant Campaign

The Islamic State organization and its violent progeny, ISKP, have viewed Moscow as their enemy since the group’s inception.

After four extremists stormed the Crocus City Hall, a music venue in Krasnogorsk on the outskirts of Moscow, with assault rifles and incendiary devices, the world was shocked as footage emerged of crowds fleeing the scene amid a hail of bullets and bodies. Confirming the carnage as its handiwork, Islamic State media outlets claimed the attack, and shortly after began to release gruesome body camera footage from the event. The video showed the perpetrators slaughtering civilians and, in some cases, mutilating the bodies as they made their way through the building.

For many, the March 22 attack against the concert hall was their first introduction to the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP). The most deadly terrorist attack against Russia in decades, the Islamic State organization and its violent progeny, ISKP, have viewed Moscow as their enemy since the group’s inception. Russia has been an official enemy, and was mentioned during Abubakr al-Baghdadi’s declaration of the Caliphate in 2014 among the “camp of the Jews, the crusaders, their allies” that are “all being led by America and Russia, and being mobilized by the Jews.” Since that time, the Kremlin’s intervention in Syria, its expanded private military company (PMC) operations across large swaths of Africa, strengthening relations with the Taliban, and a litany of other grievances that reach as far back as Russia’s role in shaping the borders of the Middle East after the fall of the Ottoman Empire have come under its increasing focus.


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Now imagine a world where Israel and the US had appropriate responses to these types of terrorists.
Might we all find unity to fight a common, clear enemy?
Showing those young people drawn to this extremism an alternative, peaceful way of life?

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Posted: Apr 3, 2024 - 7:12am



Islamic State Escalates Anti-Russian Militant Campaign

The Islamic State organization and its violent progeny, ISKP, have viewed Moscow as their enemy since the group’s inception.

After four extremists stormed the Crocus City Hall, a music venue in Krasnogorsk on the outskirts of Moscow, with assault rifles and incendiary devices, the world was shocked as footage emerged of crowds fleeing the scene amid a hail of bullets and bodies. Confirming the carnage as its handiwork, Islamic State media outlets claimed the attack, and shortly after began to release gruesome body camera footage from the event. The video showed the perpetrators slaughtering civilians and, in some cases, mutilating the bodies as they made their way through the building.

For many, the March 22 attack against the concert hall was their first introduction to the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP). The most deadly terrorist attack against Russia in decades, the Islamic State organization and its violent progeny, ISKP, have viewed Moscow as their enemy since the group’s inception. Russia has been an official enemy, and was mentioned during Abubakr al-Baghdadi’s declaration of the Caliphate in 2014 among the “camp of the Jews, the crusaders, their allies” that are “all being led by America and Russia, and being mobilized by the Jews.” Since that time, the Kremlin’s intervention in Syria, its expanded private military company (PMC) operations across large swaths of Africa, strengthening relations with the Taliban, and a litany of other grievances that reach as far back as Russia’s role in shaping the borders of the Middle East after the fall of the Ottoman Empire have come under its increasing focus.


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Posted: Mar 20, 2024 - 11:44am

The ongoing reality of Russian Imperialism
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Posted: Mar 13, 2024 - 11:59am

"Putin's empty threats are simply his expressions of panic every time we get close to a breakthrough. His words shouldn't scare us. He himself is scared that everyone will one day see the Emperor wears no clothes and has no intention of doing the things he warns us about."
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Posted: Mar 13, 2024 - 11:50am

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the lady doth protest too much, methinks.


When all you have are ad homs...

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Posted: Mar 13, 2024 - 11:05am

the lady doth protest too much, methinks.
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