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2021-11-15 Britain
British special forces are put on alert to be deployed to Ukraine as size of Red Army on border swells to 100,000 troops and Russian Navy tracks US warships in the Black Sea
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Posted by Skidmark 2021-11-15 07:18|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [273 views ]  Top

#1 Into the Valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-11-15 15:30||   2021-11-15 15:30|| Front Page Top

#2 Dumb.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-11-15 15:37||   2021-11-15 15:37|| Front Page Top

#3 Why don't they defend Dover from the real invaders instead?
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2021-11-15 17:02||   2021-11-15 17:02|| Front Page Top

#4 Real invaders? Broke ass muslims looking to get sanctuary and welfare or 30,000 Russian "Little Green Men" with tanks, artillery, aircraft and surveillance?
Posted by Grains Thoth4833 2021-11-15 17:13||   2021-11-15 17:13|| Front Page Top

#5 Once more unto... wherever

Bold reshuffling of national goals!
In a noble reversal of roles,
Cried the King, "Where were you
Back in '72?"
Let's help Washington succor the Poles!"
Posted by Ebbomomble Unusons7235 2021-11-15 17:34||   2021-11-15 17:34|| Front Page Top

#6 So those Russkies are invading Blighty? Really?

What exactly is our vital national interest in Ukraine?

It's a shithole run by thugs who make the Russian oligarchs look like choirboys. It's entirely, 100%, in Russia's sphere of interest - in fact, if any foreign nation's interests are involved, it's the interests of that Black Sea neighbor and NATO member that's actually done more to hurt our national interest than Russia ever has in the last three decades. That would be our "ally" Turkey.

This is so FUBAR'd on so many levels it's comical.

And the virtue signaling idiots are precisely those assholes, Biden and Johnson, who've done more to undermine US and UK sovereignty than any foreign power, thanks to their utterly retarded (actually treasonous) failure to prevent mass immigration from the global South.
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2021-11-15 17:42||   2021-11-15 17:42|| Front Page Top

#7 Of course, the British elite dearly love all the Russian thieves' flight capital.

Billions stolen from the Russian people and laundered through Kensington and Knightsbridge real estate, High Street spending binges for their wives and mistresses, fat money management fees for City of London private bankers, donations to Oxbridge and public (i.e. tony private) schools...

And whom do these retarded sanctions hurt? Not the oligarchs. Not Putin. No, we've absolutely hammered over a hundred million ordinary Russians. Who used to respect and admire us and who now, thanks to this retarded policy that only hurts ordinary people, have turned decisively away from the West, supporting Putin.

Talk about insanity.

We Are Ruled By F-cking Morons
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2021-11-15 17:54||   2021-11-15 17:54|| Front Page Top

#8 What exactly is our vital national interest in Ukraine?
1. To Protect Hunter Biden's access to Noogie
2. To Protect Our Supply of Vital Ukrainian Nesting Dolls




Posted by Woodrow Glusock4581 2021-11-15 18:23||   2021-11-15 18:23|| Front Page Top

#9 Jerusalem! Somewhere it's written,
Though the Lion's today but a kitten,
That each desolate spot
Where a Tommy once fought
Was and is and shall ever be Britain.
Posted by Ebbomomble Unusons7235 2021-11-15 18:48||   2021-11-15 18:48|| Front Page Top

#10 For did not our Prophet Winston fly thence and return to Heaven in one week upon the BOAC?
Posted by Ebbomomble Unusons7235 2021-11-15 18:51||   2021-11-15 18:51|| Front Page Top

#11 What exactly is our vital national interest in Ukraine?

Russia cannot rebuild their aggressive empire w/o the population, industry and agriculture of Ukraine. The Ukrainians don't want to be a part of it, nor have half their population wiped out like in the last century. It's in the US interest to prevent it and have a friendly and prosperous Ukraine.

It's a shithole run by thugs who make the Russian oligarchs look like choirboys.

Peak corruption was reached under Yanukovich who was Putin's butt boy and became president with very corrupt elections in the east orchestrated by Russian FSB. That is what the corrupt Bidens were dealing with, Yanukovich's and Putin's underlings. Ukrainians have been trying to clean up their corruption, in fits and starts, ever since Yanukovich got overthrown while the Russians have encouraged corruption, started a war (100,000 dead relative to US population) and have so far scared off western rapprochement with Ukrainians.

And whom do these retarded sanctions hurt? Not the oligarchs. Not Putin.

Denial of oil and gas sales hurt the Russian treasury directly, strangling Putin's war ambitions. Russia (and Iran) had to cut back their wars in Ukraine and Mideast due to the lack of money. Dumbass Traitor Biden admin recently approved a huge gas pipeline directly into Germany and anti-Us oil and gas policies have more than doubled the price of oil and gas prices. Well, Russia and Iran back, baby! That's a lot of dollars for Putin to use reassemble the empire and subvert the US and Europe
Posted by Grains Thoth4833 2021-11-15 20:18||   2021-11-15 20:18|| Front Page Top

#12 FSB - I guess SVR and GRU are the proper terms.
Posted by Grains Thoth4833 2021-11-15 20:25||   2021-11-15 20:25|| Front Page Top

#13 "Rebuild their empire"? Nonsense. Point to someone, anyone of any consequence in Russia now or in the last 20 years who's even talking about such a ridiculous thing, let alone sketching plans for it. They can barely govern the territories they have.

"The Ukrainians don't want to be a part of it" - which Ukrainians? The Russian speakers in the east absolutely do want to be part of Russia. They know that Ukraine is a shithole. It has all of the oligarchic bandit aspects of Russia, multiplied tenfold. Split Ukraine and de-militarize it.

nor have half their population wiped out like in the last century. Stop being so ridiculous. If there's a Russian variant on Godwin's Law, you've just lost the debate. You probably agree with Brandon and his fellow shitheads that the 6-Jan trespassing is worse than 9/11

"It's in the US interest to prevent it and have a friendly and prosperous Ukraine."
Even if your ridiculous fantasies had any grounding in reality, there will not be a "friendly and prosperous Ukraine" in our lifetimes, any more than Iraq will be friendly and prosperous. It's a completely dysfunctional bastard society whose "friendship and prosperity" extends only to the Biden Crime Family and selected other grifters.

Give it up. Go try to resurrect Iraq - your odds are better there
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2021-11-15 21:45||   2021-11-15 21:45|| Front Page Top

#14 "Rebuild their empire"? Nonsense.

Putin has made offers to absorb Belarus multiple times. Even the crazy Lukashenko can see what that means.

Invaded and annexed Crimea. Would like to annex eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian volunteers stopped the Russian invasion before Kharkov and Mariupol.

Invaded parts of Georgia and annexed it.

Threatening Baltics.

At least Putin is smart enough to see what invading the muslim stans would mean to the Russian population and has avoided it so far.

"The Ukrainians don't want to be a part of it" - which Ukrainians?

The majority. You know, like a democracy, unlike Russia.

nor have half their population wiped out like in the last century. Stop being so ridiculous
Ukrainan losses last century
WWI and Russian civil war: 1.5 million, 5% of pop
Holodomor: 4-6 million deaths. 15-20% of pop
Gulag deportee deaths: >.5 million 2% of pop
WWII and German occupation: 7 million, 17% of pop
Post WWII insurrection: 150,000

That comes to 40-45% of population killed last century. That does not include the hundreds of thousands murdered in Checka, NKVD and KBG prisons.


What's you hardon for imperial/commie Russia and Putin? You seem to have a personal stake in whitewashing them. They spread misery over much of the globe and caused more deaths than the Nazis. Even worse, most of the deaths were of their own population.
Posted by Chuckles Thereter7870 2021-11-15 23:20||   2021-11-15 23:20|| Front Page Top

#15 Chuckles Thereter7870 and Grains Thoth4833 are the same person.
Posted by Chuckles Thereter7870 2021-11-15 23:21||   2021-11-15 23:21|| Front Page Top

#16 Another Bipolar Schizophrenic on the loose in Rantburg; My we do attract them on a regular basis
OH 😮
Posted by Jinelet Chans1634 2021-11-15 23:27||   2021-11-15 23:27|| Front Page Top

#17 You are as funny as you are pithy.
Posted by Chuckles Thereter7870 2021-11-15 23:30||   2021-11-15 23:30|| Front Page Top

#18 BTW, I didn't include casualty figures from the communist engineered famines of the 1920's or the Russo-Finnish war primarily fought by Ukrainian draftees. I'm sure I left out a lot of bad stuff due to ignorance or brevity's sake.
Posted by Chuckles Thereter7870 2021-11-15 23:34||   2021-11-15 23:34|| Front Page Top

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