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flybow
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flybow

Ukraine on fire. Olive stone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAaMRAplJks

flybow
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flybow

Or even Oliver Stone.

Admin
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LOL – shall we leave it there for comedy?
BTW – we are hosting that video on another thread

flybow
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flybow

Not comedy. The r key did not work. Sorry for any confusion caused.

BigB
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BigB

Don’t you love it when a plan comes together? …Well maybe not, unless you are an evil capitalist overlord? Soros has been promising “defensively lethal assistance” to the ukronazis for some time …he got his factotum McCain to include financial provision in the NDAA …and here we go, just in time for the elections (as TTIC said. ) I’ve been anticipating the NATO-EU “Pivot to Russia” for months: you don’t put $4.6bn in the pot unless you mean business. And that is just part of the US provision …next comes money for the Baltic states; new military hardware; and the… Read more »

tutisicecream
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Of course it’s the Russian Election season, so no surprise that the US is now supplying lethal weapons to the Regime in Kiev and cranking up the conflict.
At the same time the EU turns a blind eye to this illegitimate government in Ukraine committing genocide by killing [what it claims itself] are its own people. They just want independence from persecution by the Benderites who seized power after the 22 Feb US enabled coup.
This is the way the US interferes in elections by creating wars…

tutisicecream
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Just noticed what might be considered un-pc and historically in correct, of course I meant Banderaites not Benderites.

Guest
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Guest

I think the word you may be looking for is “Banderast”.

vierotchka
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Wrong on both counts. 🙂 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banderites

vexarb
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Forgive an old man’s rambling, but here is all I know. When I was young there was a town West of the Dnieper called Lvov and it was in Poland; neither has that river moved, nor the town: but today it is called Lviv and in Ukraine. When I was a bit older I saw a memorable performance of The Cherry Orchard, starring Peggy Ashcroft and the young Judy Dench; especially I remember Barbara’s moving speech about doing a pilgrimage to hear the church bells in Russian towns: “I would tramp from one holy place to another, from Kiev to… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

This is pure irredentism. There are countless places in Europe which, due to various events, found themselves in another country after a war or collapse of a nation. This website purpopts to be anti-war and thus, anti-imperialist. Yet, here is someone parroting Russian nationalist propaganda, about the “sad” fact that Ukraine is some sort of “artificial” country that should be broken up, with parts absorbed by Poland, Russia, etc. This is precisely what is said by Russian nationalists. Truly disgusting. This is obviously a result of browing too many fifth-columnist websites that parrot Russian propaganda. How strange to see Leftist… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

As you spend so much time on the net: search “PESCO”; “military Schengen”; “EU military unification”; “European Deterrence Initiative (not content with mere Reassurance)”; “lethal defensive assistance to Ukraine ” …you can find all the relevant information without once visiting a Russian site …none of this is irredentist or propagandist …it’s factual: the EU-NATO are mobilizing for a war you seem all in favour of – check it out? If you were genuine, you could use your research skills in the cause of peace and anti-imperialism …instead of resorting to denigrate those who do?

Arthur Cadbury
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Arthur Cadbury

What would your view be if Russia was mobilising its forces on the periphery of the United States or if Russia was stirring up division and conflict in Mexico or Alaska for the purpose of establishing vassal states. The reality here is that the Military Industrial Complex is a huge money-making concern that seeks any available pretext to sell armaments to both sides of any potential flashpoint. Simple mathematics will inform you that just one airstrike wastes half a million dollars – when you multiply that by a factor of 15,000 this gives some idea of the obscene squandering of… Read more »

archie1954
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archie1954

You aced it 100%!

Arthur Cadbury
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Arthur Cadbury

We must stick together Archie and speak the truth ! And fortunately there are more and more of us who share a mind of real intelligence who can continue to challenge these delusional types and demolish their arguments with our wisdom and compassion !

archie1954
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archie1954

Good call!

archie1954
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archie1954

Your command of history needs some work. Russia is an entity that has been around for many, many centuries. Ukraine as a sovereign entity has not!

vierotchka
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After all, Kiev is the cradle of Russia, it is where Russia was born, as the Grand Princes of Kiev (my direct ancestors) amply demonstrated. 🙂

Arthur Cadbury
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Arthur Cadbury

Yes – but what are YOU going to do about all this then ?

vierotchka
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Spread the word, of course. The more people are aware of this the greater the chance to put a stop to it.

Arthur Cadbury
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Arthur Cadbury

Yes, you are right to say that – I agree – but then maybe I should rephrase my question – HOW are you (not you personally but people generally) going to do anything about it. Talk is cheap – actions speak louder than words – most of what we read these days are chronicles of misery pushing a dystopian vision of the future – I ask you all again, how are you going to inspire others to bring a spirit of peaceful coexistence in an arena where so many people, steeped in their arrogance and anger, satisfy their emotional needs… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

On a personal level: practice meditation, Tai Chi, yoga, etc – whatever it takes to break down the self-imposed barriers between self and other …practice ahimsa (non-injury: non-harm) …become the change you want to effect in the world …become peace On a practical level: become informed and educated …study the root causes of interpersonal and interstate conflict …act morally and accordingly …engage …if possible, group with others of like mind …better still, form a broad based anti-capitalist, anti-war environmental group! This is not ‘my’ way: this is the way of satyagraha, or Magga – the path of the Buddha …it… Read more »

Arthur Cadbury
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Arthur Cadbury

I am delighted to receive such a reply from you ! Your comments show that you are already on the path to perfect enlightenment – It was 34 years ago in 1984 that I accepted Buddhism as the supreme teaching for my life and every single day since then I have been practising Maka Shikan (Great Concentration and Insight) as expounded by the Great Teacher T’ien T’ai over two millennia ago. As you say it is the revolutionary praxis that underlies the transformation that can take place in the life of the individual. In this respect, we can attain that… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

No, thank you for your inspirational words. The Western intellectual philosophical model is fatally flawed. Philosophy by itself cannot produce true insight (vippasana). Philosophy produces philosophy which becomes sophistry. The post-Enlightenment (post-modern) breakdown of self as a relativist, constructivist concept …leads to ever more relativist construction of self – unless it is concommitant with insight and habituation within the (deconstructed, non-relative) true Self. This can only come through meditational practice. The breakdown of allied concepts of identity, gender, family, ethics, etc. without (non-absolute) replacement values (I.e. socialised communal parenting ); investment in empathy capital and love capital; or a universal… Read more »

Arthur Cadbury
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Arthur Cadbury

I haven’t the time right now to respond fully to your excellent observation other than to say that I feel gratitude and joy that people like you exist in this troubled world of ours. Thank you dear friend !

Fair dinkum
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Fair dinkum

“My weapon is bigger than yours”
Teenagers in uniforms.

vierotchka
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I was expecting something like that ever since the US delivered lethal weapons to Poroshenko. I’m afraid that is just the beginning…

bevin
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bevin

There is every chance that the gun was fired by NATO troops. In particular Canadian or US forces, who may or may not be seconded to the Ukrainian fascist army.
In any case these provocations are wholly consistent with US contempt for international agreements, the laws of warfare and peaceful compromise.

Guest
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Guest

I can’t imagine a Canuck doing it. They are kinda known for thinking before doing. The only thing to benefit from this episode is the outfit that made that shell.

archie1954
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archie1954

If we discover that such firing was in fact done by Canadian troops, we should force Trudeau or his Minister of Defense to defend it. I can’t imagine any rationale for breaking a ceasefire.

rtj1211
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rtj1211

The US rationale is provoking responses they deem sufficiently aggressive to merit bombing campaigns.
THe US are addicted to genocide: their power players go into cold turkey if they cannot murder 50,000 a year directly or by proxy…..

archie1954
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archie1954

The Western powers should be required to defend their decision to send heavy artillery to Ukraine considering that it is not upholding its responsibilities under the Minsk Accords. The US can mark up another failed state that it destroyed over the last few years.

rtj1211
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rtj1211

It has not destroyed it, it has prepared it for vassal state status…..