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2022-05-12 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia privately admits its economy is facing biggest collapse in three decades as a result of Western sanctions in leaked Kremlin forecast
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Posted by Skidmark 2022-05-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [412 views ]  Top

#1 đź¤ˇ

More InfoOps bullshit from the resident Shitposter.

Here's reality, not your pathetic and stupid MI6 spin: the ruble has soared to a five year high against the dollar.

Even pro-US governments across the industrial world are starting to reduce their dollar holdings. The US economy is facing stagflation, the US stock markets are crashing, the US president is a deranged and demented clown.
Posted by Phomock Ebbaiting4341 2022-05-12 10:50||   2022-05-12 10:50|| Front Page Top

#2 Somebody has a thing for MI6.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2022-05-12 11:20||   2022-05-12 11:20|| Front Page Top

#3 ^ Shitposter does. No one else would link to a shitty joke tabloid for news on world events
Posted by Omeang Crusoper9804 2022-05-12 11:28||   2022-05-12 11:28|| Front Page Top

#4 It looks like the ownership of this rag is shilling for pedo-joe narration….
Disgusting pathetic and anti-American.

Posted by Acapulco Joe 2022-05-12 11:38||   2022-05-12 11:38|| Front Page Top

#5 The US economy is facing stagflation, the US stock markets are crashing, the US president is a deranged and demented clown.

Biden's Ukraine Adventure is an obvious wag the dog episode.

The most incompetent administration in American history, a literal freak show, is creaming its skinny jeans at the thought of blaming Putin and Evil Russkies for all the damage these demented freaks have wrought upon us.

Deny. Distract. Deceive. Delude. 24/7.

So fucking obvious. Screw these liars and their foolish war.
Posted by Albemarle Ulease2342 2022-05-12 12:00||   2022-05-12 12:00|| Front Page Top

#6 Seriously, newbie dudes, you need to get a better gig than bitching about our sources. It's boring.
Here at the 'Burg, we have seen the elephant (or at least part of it). We see the Daily Mail for what it is. That doesn't mean we swallow it.

Besides, who isn't interested in the zany hijinks of the Kardashians, both Royal and otherwise?
Posted by SteveS 2022-05-12 12:04||   2022-05-12 12:04|| Front Page Top

#7 It's not your "sources" but your schizophrenia. 80% of the non-WOT content at this site catalogs the madness, depravity and perfidy of Biden, the Democrats, RINOs, Feral Youts and the whole left-lib Woke-Freak movement.

But on this one particular issue, you allow the Shitposter to recycle the most obvious bullshit, FUD and propaganda of that same Biden Woke Freakshow!

They're of one piece. These fuckers are lying about Ukraine - ridiculous whopping lies - the same way they lied about Hinter's Laptop and "systemic racism" and "white supremacy" and "temporary" inflation and ""domestic terrorists" and on and on.

Why do you swallow their bullshit about this shithole country? Are you angling for Ukrainian brides?

It's bizarre.
Posted by Albemarle Ulease2342 2022-05-12 12:20||   2022-05-12 12:20|| Front Page Top

#8 "Seen the elephant", nice historic touch Steve!

Wiki: The phrase seeing the elephant is an Americanism which refers to gaining experience of the world at a significant cost. It was a popular expression of the mid to late 19th century throughout the United States in the Mexican–American War, the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, the American Civil War, the 1849 Gold Rush, and the Westward Expansion Trails (Oregon Trail, California Trail, Mormon Trail).[1]
Posted by NoMoreBS 2022-05-12 12:26||   2022-05-12 12:26|| Front Page Top

#9 Why do you swallow their bullshit about this shithole country? Are you angling for Ukrainian brides?

It's bizarre.


What is ever more bizarre is your assumption we can't read something without swallowing it.
Posted by badanov 2022-05-12 12:38||   2022-05-12 12:38|| Front Page Top

#10 No offense, badanov, but nobody except the Ukrainian trolls reads your translated Russian stuff. That sucks but the reality is that Shitposter's tabloid FUD makes up the lion's share of this site's content about Ukraine - and gets 90% of the views.

Very weird. Perhaps the readers are geriatrics hankering for the good ol' Cold War days, or maybe it's just lingering Russophobia.

Whatever, the current US policy of escalating this pointless, horrific war is unbelievably foolish.

Surprising that skeptical and educated people are falling for such an obvious wag the dog maneuver by a decrepit and corrupt band of fools.
Posted by Albemarle Ulease2342  2022-05-12 12:46||   2022-05-12 12:46|| Front Page Top

#11 No offense, badanov, but nobody except the Ukrainian trolls reads your translated Russian stuff. That sucks but the reality is that Shitposter's tabloid FUD makes up the lion's share of this site's content about Ukraine - and gets 90% of the views.

I'll repeat. Sometime before this war, well before, we found that the Daily Mail covered many domestic news stories that few national publications do. They occasionally have some international stories presented in the tabloid style they are known for.

You notice the dateline that accompanies nearly every article: Where America Gets its News. It's a double entendre.

Posted by badanov 2022-05-12 12:57||   2022-05-12 12:57|| Front Page Top

#12 I'll repeat

So will I. DM's Ukrainian "reporting" is a known, pathetically obvious conduit for the U.K. Intelligence services' disinformation campaigns. This has been reported on in great detail for decades. The Blair Administration was the most notorious practitioner of these stunts prior to this foolish, pointless war.

As with our Iraq fiasco, these pathetic stunts are leading us off the cliff. When will we learn? How many trillions will we waste and how much more devastation will we cause before we wise up?
Posted by Albemarle Ulease2342 2022-05-12 13:16||   2022-05-12 13:16|| Front Page Top

#13 By the way, new guys, Rantburg is not funded by the CIA or the FSB. So wander on over to the lower right-hand column and donate a few bucks (or rubles or whatever your preferred currency is).
Posted by Matt 2022-05-12 13:25||   2022-05-12 13:25|| Front Page Top

#14 Is it funded by the Daily Mail's Lord Fauntleroy-whashisname? By Soros? Why all the ridiculous, wag the dog pro-Ukraine bullshit?
Posted by Sholuger Wholugum9352 2022-05-12 13:29||   2022-05-12 13:29|| Front Page Top

#15  Is it funded by the Daily Mail's Lord Fauntleroy-whashisname? By Soros? Why all the ridiculous, wag the dog pro-Ukraine bullshit?

Physics.
Posted by badanov 2022-05-12 13:31||   2022-05-12 13:31|| Front Page Top

#16 These fuckers are lying about Ukraine - ridiculous whopping lies - the same way they lied about Hinter's Laptop and "systemic racism" and "white supremacy" and "temporary" inflation and "domestic terrorists" and on and on

Exactly. Such preposterous lies. "Putin's price hike." 🤡
"Freedom and democracy in Ukraine" - YJCMTSU
Posted by Gerthudion Dingle1199 2022-05-12 13:43||   2022-05-12 13:43|| Front Page Top

#17 So no donation, Sholuger? How about you, Albemarle?
Posted by Matt 2022-05-12 13:43||   2022-05-12 13:43|| Front Page Top

#18 ^ Get rid of the DM Ukrainian wag the dog Shitposts, start applying your usual cranky anti-Biden anti-Woke skepticism and I'll contribute a few Benjamins
Posted by Albemarle Ulease2342 2022-05-12 13:48||   2022-05-12 13:48|| Front Page Top

#19 I donated with my government credit card.
Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-12 13:49||   2022-05-12 13:49|| Front Page Top

#20 Some of us have been reading the news like this for the past thirty+ years - 'How are these bastards lying to me now?', so the stated premise in # 7 is false, at least as it pertains to this reader.
Posted by Raj 2022-05-12 14:01||   2022-05-12 14:01|| Front Page Top

#21 I love it when a theme comes together.
Posted by Skidmark 2022-05-12 15:20||   2022-05-12 15:20|| Front Page Top

#22 I love it when the Shitposter gives in.

I also loved the headline about illegals posing as Black Ukrainian Transgendered Soldiers' Lives Matter to snag billion$ in baby formula from the Biden Freakshow
Posted by Albemarle Ulease2342 2022-05-12 17:17||   2022-05-12 17:17|| Front Page Top

#23 I loved the story about the brave bold "Canadian Sniper" named "Wali" who just returned home to Canada, sneering at the absolute shitshow of the foreign mercenaries like himself. Some juicy quotes, translated from his interview in French with his Montreal hometown newspaper, La Presse.

Overall, "This war is terribly disappointing"

"Wali," on trying to simply get a gun to fire:
"You had to know someone who knew someone who told you that in some old barbershop they would give you an AK-47. You had to tinker with a soldier's kit like that by picking up pieces and ammunition left and right, in many cases with weapons in more or less good condition."

On the BS about Ukraine "winning" the war:
In the end, Wali said he only fired two bullets into windows “to scare people” and never really came within enemy firing range.

"It's a war of machines", where the "extremely brave" Ukrainian soldiers suffer very heavy losses from shelling, but "miss many opportunities" to weaken the enemy because they lack knowledge technical military, he summarizes.

On his fellow big-talking western mercenary morons, most of whom have thrown in the towel and returned home:
"They arrive in Ukraine with their chests bulging, but they leave with their tails between their legs"

Posted by Albemarle Ulease2342 2022-05-12 18:09||   2022-05-12 18:09|| Front Page Top

#24 Get rid of the DM Ukrainian wag the dog Shitposts, start applying your usual cranky anti-Biden anti-Woke skepticism and I'll contribute a few Benjamins

Save us all a lot of time if we just asked your mom.

*sips tea*
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-12 18:50||   2022-05-12 18:50|| Front Page Top

#25 nice comeback! so witty
Posted by Albemarle Ulease2342 2022-05-12 19:47||   2022-05-12 19:47|| Front Page Top

#26 Stream of Consciousness is what some chap called it yesterday.

Besides, fuck'em if they can't take a headline.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-12 20:15||   2022-05-12 20:15|| Front Page Top

#27 Some how though, the war has not seemed to go your way. Biden offered Zelensky safe passage to leave the country so that your guy could walk in unopposed.
He hinted early in February that he wouldn't object to snipping off a bit more of Ukraine territory.
But Zelensky wouldn't leave, and the attack on Kyev was an embarrassing fiasco for you guys. It was the Europeans who stiffened up to oppose you, and Biden merely jumped on the bandwagon.
There is the psychological term called projection: it means accusing your enemy of your own failings. Do you remember that it saw the Molotov Ribbentrop Treaty that began WW2, and you guys were as guilty as the Nazis for that.

And your judges got to s3entence Germans for their part in starting it!.
Perhaps you guys are the Nazis in this war.
The problem you have this that every small country in the world now fears that if they cannot pay some debt you are likely to invade and claiim the right to rule there. They now feel the same way about China, your buddy. How do yope hope to remove that fear which can leave you total;ly isolated.
Paradoxically, the only way you can do that is by losing the war! And the sooner you do so the better for you and yours as well as everyone else.
By the way Biden was all for your pipeline, and dead against ours, and has done his best to raise gas and oil prices. With enemies like him who needs friends?
Posted by  i forgot it 2022-05-12 20:20||   2022-05-12 20:20|| Front Page Top

#28 The problem you have this that every small country in the world now fears that if they cannot pay some debt you are likely to invade and claim the right to rule there.

Been that way with every lending nation since time immemorial.
Posted by badanov 2022-05-12 20:29||   2022-05-12 20:29|| Front Page Top

#29 How do yope hope to remove that fear which can leave you total;ly isolated.

Our Intellektual Betters
Posted by Frank G 2022-05-12 20:31||   2022-05-12 20:31|| Front Page Top

#30 And there it is, why after 8 weeks none have you on all sides have even contributed to the compost pile.

Analyze this punctuation:
Who broke yo mama jokes?
Who broke yo mama, jokes.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-12 20:36||   2022-05-12 20:36|| Front Page Top

#31 "Someone said something which made me pee-pee. I'll share me with you, if you starch my undies."

Does that work on all the man-buns?
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-12 20:42||   2022-05-12 20:42|| Front Page Top

#32 Well said, I forgot it.

Even pro-US governments across the industrial world are starting to reduce their dollar holdings. The US economy is facing stagflation, the US stock markets are crashing, the US president is a deranged and demented clown.

We are well aware of this, Albemarle Ulease2342. Sadly, if there are no hard consequences for the foolish and venal among America’s politicians and the voters — both real and imaginary — who put them in office, they will never learn. Let us hope that the rest of the world, which generally gets a bad case of Covid whenever America has a slight cold, does not pay too high a price while our idiots learn it.

nobody except the Ukrainian trolls reads your translated Russian stuff.

I do. Also the translated Ukrainian stuff —it’s interesting comparing the two perspectives, which is why badanov gives us both. And from time to time I add a periwinkle in-line comment, though I’m sure there are many insights that I completely fail to see due to my purely civilian lack of knowledge.
Posted by trailing wife 2022-05-12 20:46||   2022-05-12 20:46|| Front Page Top

#33 Yes, something deeper than ESPN level sportsball coverage about how your team is going to sweep the division despite every team in division, and there are at least 4, has a mark in the L column.

Took the time and effort, might as well make it quality.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-12 21:05||   2022-05-12 21:05|| Front Page Top

#34 Biden's Ukraine Adventure is an obvious wag the dog episode.

Tell me how he got Putin to waste so many soldier's lives and equipment on what y'all now say was a feint towards Kiev.

I mean, most of us don't think he can tie his own shoes in the morning, but you think Biden can get Putin to make all the mistakes needed to create a Russian Tank Turret Space Junk Problem in low earth orbit.

It's downright embarrassing.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2022-05-12 21:13||   2022-05-12 21:13|| Front Page Top

#35 Let's look at the scorecard, shall we?
Losers: Ukraine (biggest loser by far), Russia, US
Winner: can you guess? (see below)

LOSERS:
Ukraine
- total devastation, in every sense. Tens of thousands of innocents killed. Every major city in ruins. Economy and infrastructure trashed for at least a decade. Democratic freedoms are gone. Its politics were a corrupt shitshow before the invasion; now it's literally a one-party dictatorship in which minority rights have been extinguished. Ukraine was the poorest, most corrupt and backward country in Europe before the invasion; now it's Europe's Gaza Strip.

Then again, the Euro-Gazan leader has a large following on Instagram and in Hollywood. Nancy Pelosi and Lindsay Graham praise him.

Russia: Russia's economy will shrink by 10% - a much smaller amount than Ukraine's which will shrink by more than 50%, but a not insignificant price to pay. Russia will now orient itself East and South. The US and Western Europe hate the Russians and vice-versa, and the world will be poorer in every sense due to the Western effort to "cancel" Russia as if it were a MAGA supporter in Manhattan.

But Russian control of the real prize, the southern coast and the Donbas, is now assured. In Russian eyes, keeping NATO off its front porch is probably worth the steep cost.

The United States: the US will in the near and medium term be the biggest loser from this war. Ukraine went from the cellar to the dungeon but the US is going from the penthouse to the ground floor. US hegemony is finished. The dollar's reserve currency is certain to disappear within a few years. Biden has saddled America with another multi-year idiotic foreign intervention that will cost the US hundreds of billions, if not trillions, and result in Americans becoming poorer, less secure and less free. And the WINNER is...

CHINA. Is this by accident, or by (the BidenFreaks') design?

Posted by Albemarle Ulease2342 2022-05-12 21:42||   2022-05-12 21:42|| Front Page Top

#36 With enemies like him who needs friends?
To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal.
- H.A.K.
Posted by Albemarle Ulease2342 2022-05-12 21:48||   2022-05-12 21:48|| Front Page Top

#37 BTRs and Opera Stars, or, Alexandra the Great

Tsar Putin begins his grand tour,
Disguised, a reverse Revizor,
Less fit than Galina
But maybe bit meaner.
[bear look in the mirror and roar]
Posted by Oscar Snore6922 2022-05-12 23:38||   2022-05-12 23:38|| Front Page Top

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