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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 16:37

I almost forgot. Skripal will also survive.
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 20:45

If there are no blacks then they need to be invented!


Drawing on ethnographic research conducted since 2005, I argue in the book that contemporary native Siberians like the Buryats negotiate impossible expectations, leveled by both themselves and others. They are racialized within Russia as exotic Asians, but they are also supposed to be somehow European and quintessentially modern, a “bridge” for European Russians to a wilder East. The core tension examined in the book is that people expect local Buryat institutions such as newspapers to affirm indigenous language and culture—and, as illustrated throughout the book, they genuinely do represent key means for negotiating Buryat belonging—but the forms they take are also assimilatory and hyperinstitutional.
Local Institutions Are Also Operating within a Broader Sociopolitical Context in Russia That Has Become Increasingly Racist

In Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other cities far from Buryatia, people routinely mistake Buryats for Chinese immigrants, based on racialized assumptions about Russia’s citizenry and who inhabits its cities. Xenophobia, graffiti proclaiming “Russia for the (ethnic) Russians!,” and periodic hate crimes against Buryats in western Russian cities remind Buryats of their precarious status in Russia’s racial hierarchy. Young people sometimes identify as “Black” based on this racialized inequality and what they see as a shared urban or working-class lifestyle.


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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 20:51

By the way our Minister of Defense is from indigenous Siberian peoples.
Does US have an Apache Defense Secretary?Or do they just have a helicopter and a hockey team in Chicago?


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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 07:57

First they lie and then they themselves believe in their own lies.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... story.html
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Re: Political Thread

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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 08:09

There is a value gap between West and East.
There is no doubt that such Christian countries as Poland and Hungary will also break away from Western Europe.
They are held only by cash grants from Brussels.
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 08:28

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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 08:46

Many of outskirts of Russian Empire and USSR grew by territories at expense of neighboring countries.
Sometimes its unfair but thats okay in history of Empires.

And only Russia can guarantee territorial integrity of its limitrofofs.

If limitrophe declares Russia his enemy he loses his territory.
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 08:51

It will soon be noticeable. Only those to whom Russia guarantees territorial integrity will be able to survive.
Or it will be a NATO guarantee. But it must be a NATO member and not a Brussels minion.
However not sure that a war will start because of some NATO members.
There will probably be new sanctions ...
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 09:02

In conflict between a NATO member and a Brussels minion (for example Poland, Hungary, Romania and Ukraine), it is Ukraine that will be robbed.
She will lose her western territories. During the next Maidan there will be introduced foreign troops "to protect civilian population."
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 09:04

When Romania annexes Moldova everyone will be silent too.
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 19:33

By the way Ukraine also had a plan to cut off Donbass from Russia.
Then Russia helped ...

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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 08:04

Putin says a Russia/China military alliance far more powerful than the US Army could be forged in the future

Putin signalled deepening ties between Moscow and Beijing on Thursday
'Theoretically, it's quite possible to imagine it,' he said of a China-Russia alliance
Meanwhile, tensions between the U.S. and the pair have been growing recently
Combined military might of Russia and China would dwarf the US in key areas


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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 08:11

I like to read comments of readers, almost no one believes in possibility of such an alliance. And some are sure that everything will end in a war between Russia and China.
American military analysts think same.
Strategy is to first destroy cooperation, do away with China and then deal with Russia.
But this of course is understood in Russia as well.
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 08:22

Military actions in Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbajan version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH5CydP ... =emb_title
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 08:28

Offensive of Azers army ran into mountains. Further progress has stopped Armen are striking back.
They write that Turkey sent 1200 of its mountain riflemen from Turkish Kurdistan for war in mountains.
But it is still unknown whether this is true or not.
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 08:38



Today, our global constellation of allies and partners remain an enduring strength that our competitors and adversaries simply cannot match. In fact, China and Russia probably have fewer than ten allies combined. However, our ability to maintain this advantage is not preordained, nor can we take our longstanding network of relationships for granted.


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China's militarization of land features in the South China Sea and Russia's attempted annexation of Crimea and incursion into eastern Ukraine demonstrate their brazen attempts to chip away at the autonomy of others and undermine the resilience and cohesion of countries and institutions critical to U.S. security, including NATO.

On the other hand, Beijing and Moscow are also using broader yet more subtle means to exert economic leverage over such nations and institutions and coerce them into suboptimal security decisions.

Through its One Belt - One Road Initiative, the PRC is expanding its financial ties across Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with the ulterior motive of gaining strategic influence, access to key resources, and military footholds around the world.

In fact, the smaller the nation and the greater its needs, the heavier the pressure from Beijing.

For example, Belt and Road Investments have created unhealthy economic dependencies in Burma, and they have pushed Laos into an unsustainable debt burden. In Cambodia, China has received generous land entitlements to construct ports, airfields, and associated infrastructure that could be used for military purposes to extend Beijing's strategic reach.

Helping other nations resist aggressive military posturing, financial entrapments, and other forms of coercion will require us to break from business as usual.
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 08:44

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SEC. ESPER: I think in many ways you're correct, it is greater.

It's not because we have to deter and be prepared for a conflict against a resurgent Russia. Something that -- you know, 25 years ago when I was serving in -- in -- in Europe in the early '90s we were celebrating the end of the Cold War. And we were celebrating the dismantling of the Soviet Union. And here we find ourselves back again dealing with a revanchist Russia, something I don't think any of us anticipated.

At the same time, we know that for the past two to three decades, China has been slowly, carefully, quietly building up its military capabilities; building its economy; and also acting in ways that challenge the international rules-based order.

So allies become now more important than ever. It's not just the allies in the European theater; it's the allies in the Indo-Pacific theater.

And because this is great power competition, it's global in nature. So we see Russia and China on the move in the Americas, in Africa, in the Middle East, in the Arctic, in the Antarctic. So we have to compete and we have to compete aggressively, all of us together. And again, if deterrence fails, we need to be prepared for the worst.


Oh yeah. There are many more surprises in store for Secretary Esper. 8-)
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Bolaroid » Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 11:15

Vova12 wrote:Putin says a Russia/China military alliance far more powerful than the US Army could be forged in the future

Putin signalled deepening ties between Moscow and Beijing on Thursday
'Theoretically, it's quite possible to imagine it,' he said of a China-Russia alliance
Meanwhile, tensions between the U.S. and the pair have been growing recently
Combined military might of Russia and China would dwarf the US in key areas


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... r-comments

My understanding is that there is too much mutual distrust between Russia and China for this to ever happen, without wishing to be too disparaging "there is no honour amongst thieves". Putin is playing a diplomatic game, nothing more.

Incidentally, China's day in the sun is coming to an end, the West has finally awoken to the threat they present (well done on covid China, imbeciles).

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Re: Political Thread

Postby Bolaroid » Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 11:21

Vova12 wrote:This is no longer Christianity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/21/worl ... nions.html

This globalist socialist Argentine former bouncer is :thumbdown:

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Re: Political Thread

Postby Bolaroid » Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 11:25

Vova12 wrote:PATRICK LAWRENCE: Europe Going Its Own Way

Events of the past week show the Continent restoring some of its pre-1945 independence from U.S. hegemony.

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/10/06/p ... s-own-way/

Duplicitous Germany. "Europe" is little more than a code-name because no one wants to say the truth.

It won't last if Trump is relected, he will reign them in. If Biden is elected then I think Germany, and its satellite states in the EU will continue to go its own way. I think Biden will win the US election (based on polling and early voting).

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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 13:39

Bolaroid wrote:My understanding is that there is too much mutual distrust between Russia and China for this to ever happen, without wishing to be too disparaging "there is no honour amongst thieves". Putin is playing a diplomatic game, nothing more.

Incidentally, China's day in the sun is coming to an end, the West has finally awoken to the threat they present (well done on covid China, imbeciles).

I think there will be no military alliance but Russia has no problems with China. I think that there will be friendly neutrality and noninterference in each others internal affairs. Therefore Putin will not drag chestnuts out of fire for West.

As far as US "allies" are concerned militarily this is a useless space.
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 13:43

Bolaroid wrote:Duplicitous Germany. "Europe" is little more than a code-name because no one wants to say the truth.

It won't last if Trump is relected, he will reign them in. If Biden is elected then I think Germany, and its satellite states in the EU will continue to go its own way. I think Biden will win the US election (based on polling and early voting).

Last time i thought that Hilary would win! So will shut up now 8-)
Under any president this will be end of US global domination and collective West as a whole.
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Re: Political Thread

Postby Vova12 » Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 07:53

Norah O'Donnell: Which country is the biggest threat to America?

Former Vice President Joe Biden: Well, I think the biggest threat to America right now in terms of breaking up our-- our security and our alliances is Russia. Secondly, I think that the biggest competitor is China. And depending on how we handle that will determine whether we're competitors or we end up being in a more serious competition relating to force.


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