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20 minutes ago, Contrarian said:

⬆️ Analysis - Ukraine's counter-offensive against the invading Russian army will require troops to battle through multiple layers of defense, including the 'dragon's teeth' positions.

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IMHO, Slavs are very stubborn people.

For westerners, Russians lived under the Mongols for two centuries.

Bulgarians lived under the Turks for five centuries.

The Poles and Ukrainians - people who speak "Field Slav" or "Border Slav"? They fold. 

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For those that don't know:

Ukrainia in slavic languages means "y krai" - at the border

Pole = field

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In English, we refer to Germany. The French call it Allemagne. And the Italians call it Tedesco.

IMHO, these pre-1914 multi-cultural places of Europe no longer exist - except by architecture.

In Montreal today, we have a remnant of this world.

 

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22 minutes ago, Contrarian said:

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They don't understand the smart French irony, they will think you are trolling them. 

I am trolling no one.

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1. As John Cleese noted: "Americans don't understand irony." 

2. Irony? American Liberals don't understand that the world is laughing at them.

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It takes a Canadian to be ironic.

Sarcasm: Saying something obviously false - someone spill's milk and you say "Smart move!" (You know it's wrong.)

Irony: Leslie Neilsen in any Naked Gun movie. (He says something that he thinks is true - but we all know is wrong.)

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Irony requires an audience.

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19 hours ago, August1991 said:

IMHO, Slavs are very stubborn people.

For westerners, Russians lived under the Mongols for two centuries.

Bulgarians lived under the Turks for five centuries.

The Poles and Ukrainians - people who speak "Field Slav" or "Border Slav"? They fold. 

For your information:
Bulgarians are not Slavs.
Serbs are Slavs and lived under the Turks for five centuries.
The Russians lived under the Mongols and Tatars for four centuries.
Tatars and Mongols are not the same people that are usually confused in the West.

 

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19 hours ago, August1991 said:

I am very pro-American.

But as a Canadian, I loved the Cleese movie "A Fish Called Wanda". Well written, well played.

Can you define what Canadian means?
Does a Canadian have a cultural and national identity?
Do Canadians have Canadian language?
Does Canada have its own head of state?
Can we agree that:
"Yet still British colony, Canada is spatially huge, culturally tiny and politically insignificant as well as founded on the genocide of indigenous people".

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2 hours ago, Contrarian said:

⬆️ Latest Report + Map according to the Institute for the Study of War: 

https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-april-30-2023

Well that's pretty scathing.

Guess we'll see what happens in the ukraine offensive but it sounds like russia isn't going to have the leadership structure in place to put an end to this anytime soon.

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31 minutes ago, Contrarian said:

When the war started, on Eastern European comment sections, Russian trolls, some even local sympathizers, came out of the woodwork with messages that the "Great Red Army can reach the Atlantic within a few days, Ukraine will be no issue."

Well in fairness so did the pentagon and a few other experts as well. :)  I think it was assumed a very good showing would be if they held 10 days.

And no it's not looking great, that's for sure. It looks like it's going to grind on for at least another year sucking a tonne of money and manpower out of Russia. Sooner or later it's got to wear on them.

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6 hours ago, Contrarian said:

I heard of some vultures that are waiting around for what remains.  

It is rumored that they come from Beijing, the CCP headquarters:

vultures-pair-basking-morning-91327627.jpg

Well they certainly stand to gain. With russia cut off from western markets right now, as well as being weakened militarily, china will certainly have an opportunity to tie Russia to it's apron strings much much tighter. Its' one way they might reduce reliance on american markets.

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On 4/28/2023 at 4:56 PM, CdnFox said:

Awwww muffin - it's always adorable when children throw a tantrum when they don't get what they want :)  Sorry little guy, maybe try facts or reason next time.

Why don't you go gargle your throat with razor blades. ?

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3 hours ago, CdnFox said:

Well they certainly stand to gain. With russia cut off from western markets right now, as well as being weakened militarily, china will certainly have an opportunity to tie Russia to it's apron strings much much tighter. Its' one way they might reduce reliance on american markets.

Says the pr man for Zelensky's corrupt Nazi government. I wonder as to how much you are being paid to spread bull chit like the Russians are losing the battle with Ukraine? Please excuse my bad English. Chuckle-chuckle. 

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