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by SilentMajority
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

It is a discussion board, the purpose of which is an outlet for opinions and such. The premise that stuper said that most people believe anything the TV says is probably true, but it's a shrinking population. A vocal minority of the country believe and support what the TV tells them. Most people ar...
by SilentMajority
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Don't forget the Finnish example. They lost territory and hundreds of thousands of lives by refusing the Soviet offer/demand rather than gain territory and save lives. No certainty as to how it would have played out otherwise but that's what happened. The Polish example and the Finnish one should h...
by SilentMajority
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Anyone have any thoughts for how things will play out this winter?
by SilentMajority
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

No wonder the participants in this thread have such varying opinions. Putin never did, to the best of my knowledge, invade the Ukraine. I think Russian troops directed by Putin did - but Putin? I doubt it. Words matter. Sorry, I couldn't resist after all the pages of opining by those who can do jus...
by SilentMajority
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

And so it's okay for us to kill terrorists without due process, but it's not okay for Putin to do it, and the only reason most people don't see any contradiction here is because they believe anything their television tells them. You don’t have to go all ad hominem on everyone who doesn’t share your...
by SilentMajority
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

And so it's okay for us to kill terrorists without due process, but it's not okay for Putin to do it, and the only reason most people don't see any contradiction here is because they believe anything their television tells them. You don’t have to go all ad hominem on everyone who doesn’t share your...
by SilentMajority
Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Yes, and also pitiful that this this so-called news report gets reposted here as if it adds anything of value to the conversation. People should use a little thought before they repost stuff. If it's obviously propaganda, or has a high likelihood of being propaganda, then just don't repost it and a...
by SilentMajority
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 26
Views: 225

Re: Mar A Lago documents

The really pertinent response to this is what if it had been Obama who had taken the documents in a similar fashion? What would be the answer to all your questions? Same in both cases? From your line of questions it'd be impossible for any president to be convicted of illegally possessing any gover...
by SilentMajority
Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 26
Views: 225

Re: Mar A Lago documents

And, have any MSM outlets reported on the fizzle like they did the sizzle? I haven’t seen it. The Washington Post actually did do a backhanded article admitting that there was nothing there. Just standard outgoing presidential memorabilia. Of course, they still had to chalk it up to the Donald bein...
by SilentMajority
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vladimir-putin-russia-retreat-zelensky-b2231911.html Vladimir Putin ‘living in fear for his life as army retreats’, Zelensky aide says ‘There is no forgiveness for tsars who lose wars,’ the military aide said Russian president Vladimir Putin is “livin...
by SilentMajority
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Not going to fully respond here other than to say that you have many elements of the truth here. But don't think that it at all justifies Putin's / Russia's actions towards Ukraine. That the United States has not always acted honorably is no justification for Russia behaving similarly (or worse). F...
by SilentMajority
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

I Shrugged wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:31 am
Bring on the alternative viewpoints. We don’t need an echo chamber.
Calling for alternative viewpoints is an ancient Russian propaganda tactic. Goes all the way back to Ivan the Great inviting the Mongols onto his social media platform in 1547.
by SilentMajority
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

KBG I don't know how to do all the quote cut-ups to make responses to questions/points easier to read. To spare everyone, I'll leave off your post and just respond in bullets for easier consumption. Pre-WW1 and for hundreds of years the Russian empire bordered on the German and Austro-Hungarian empi...
by SilentMajority
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Thanks for your posts, Silent Majority. I agree with everything you said, including about liking Grigor Dimitrov. He's one of the most likable on the ATP and maybe one of the most talented. Sometimes I think he's too nice to maximize his talent. I got to see him play live in San Diego last year. I ...
by SilentMajority
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

KYIV , Ukraine—Russia unleashed a fresh barrage of attacks across Ukraine on Wednesday, striking critical infrastructure in the capital, Kyiv’s mayor said, after a missile hit a maternity ward in the country’s south earlier in the day — WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-strikes-maternity-ward...
by SilentMajority
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Not going to do Covid 2 on this thread. Appreciate Krieg’s writing. The S men are factually incorrect, lying and/or totally deluded. All we’re doing here now is providing a platform for Russian or hard right American propaganda. I’m out. #NAFOfella I'm an American, not Russian, and not even close t...
by SilentMajority
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

As long as Russia has nukes, they aren’t going to be attacked by any NATO or non-NATO country. It's about first-strike capability, who can move faster, tactical nukes etc. There's a reason the US couldn't tolerate Soviet nukes in Cuba, even though we obliterate Russia afterwards. Also, it's possibl...
by SilentMajority
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

IMO, the Eastern Europeans were / are smart not to trust Russia for their peace and security. There is history there. No treaty was broken by the west. As long as Russia has nukes, they aren’t going to be attacked by any NATO or non-NATO country. War of aggression by Russia, phase not the first I w...
by SilentMajority
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

3. The US attempted no diplomacy and gave zero consideration to Russian security concerns or the people in the Donbass. I actually don't disagree with anything you said. But to clarify, I meant that US diplomacy failed to reel in the Ukrainian government from going after the Donbassians (?). Ok tha...
by SilentMajority
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

We are butchers, for sure. Although we don’t kill our own people overseas with polonium or novichok. I would take those "reports" with a grain of salt. Similar to the reports in Syria of Assad gassing his own people, which seem very likely to have been invented propaganda. As I recall, Obama assass...
by SilentMajority
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

The fact is, you invade a country for no reason other than you want to there's a price to be paid and you're going to get international pushback. Russia didn't invade Ukraine simply because it wanted to. Russia invaded Ukraine to protect Russian people who were being attacked there and to prevent N...
by SilentMajority
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Also, can you explain the Russian attack against Finland. Popcorn ready, go. This is a major diversion from the topic at hand but we can make it quick. Maybe you haven't studied this little known sidebar in early WW2, but I suggest it for you and anyone so inclined as it's very interesting. Impossi...
by SilentMajority
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 755
Views: 50645

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

I don’t want Tortoise or Kriegs to think all people who support Ukraine and more specifically the idea of us arming Ukraine as vacuous “Russia bad / Ukraine good” and “I support the current thing” non-thinkers. I mean, if you do believe that, so be it, but it’s not the case. I know the Ukraine gove...