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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 10:18 am    Post subject:

Putin coup is underway and 'impossible to stop,' says Ukraine's military intelligence chief

https://www.yahoo.com/news/putin-coup-underway-impossible-stop-104151388.html

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Budanov said "yes" when pressed by Sky News international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn on if this means that a coup attempt is currently in motion.

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 11:10 am    Post subject:

Ukraine’s Jewish Community Fights Back Against Russia’s Invasion — and Against Putin’s Lies

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/ukraine-jewish-community-russia-invasion-resistance-1351070/

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DNIPRO, Ukraine — Before the war, Rabbi Meyr Stambler never broke Shabbat and never lied to his wife, with whom he had lived for 28 years. Now he has done both.

If there is an emergency, like evacuations, he will answer his phone on Saturdays. In the early days of the Russian invasion, he sent his wife Sarah, his ten children, and his three grandkids to Israel, promising he would join them in a few days. But he lied. He never meant to leave Ukraine.

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 4:06 pm    Post subject:

Sky News
https://youtu.be/_GowMbOMuy4
(Ukraine War: Latest developments on the ground in Ukraine)

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Defence Analyst at the Royal United Services Institute, Dr Alex Walmsley, has the latest developments in Ukraine on the ground.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 4:19 pm    Post subject:

CNN
https://youtu.be/Da_qzlmBu9I?t=41
(Columnist warns US is heading closer to direct war with Russia)

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New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and CNN's Michael Smerconish discuss the possibility of the United States engaging in a direct military conflict with Russia.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 4:40 pm    Post subject:

CNN
https://youtu.be/yrTdev0rN78
(NATO troops reveal how Putin's invasion is changing their training)

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CNN senior international correspondent Frederik Pleitgen embeds with a medical team for US and NATO Special Operations Forces as they practice medevac drills.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 7:37 pm    Post subject:

Reuters
https://youtu.be/cRZzHsRD7Yg
(Putin tells Finland joining NATO would be a mistake)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that ditching neutrality and joining NATO would be a mistake that could damage relations between their countries.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 2:50 am    Post subject:

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Supposedly booby traps in many places.. on a side note.. why do they call it a booby trap..


Booby was a clumsy bird easy to catch. The word booby also means boob or fool and has for a long time.

Extra fun fact: the word sharpshooter comes from the Civil War. Derived from the Sharps rifle or carbine, an accurate weapon. The weapon LeBoeuf carried and extolled in True Grit. They were in short supply during the Civil War and thus were often given to the most talented shooters who then acted as skirmishers with some degree of autonomy to go out ahead and pluck off Reb leaders, which is something akin to a sniper today. The designer's name was Christian Sharps. The term was Sharps shooters and got transmogrified into sharpshooter over time. Otherwise the word "sharp" wouldn't be used in shooting contexts today.


Thank you Sir.. I like the last one and never would've thought it was anything other than quality or sharp as a knife shooter

I thought booby trap might be like when get caught catching some side boob action and miss what happens in front of you BAM


It's like how the word nickel connotes a 5 cent coin to us today, but the first US coin with nickel in them was the 3 Cent Nickel piece. Five cent coins were called half dimes and were silver. To make it more confusing, the US also put out a 3 Cent Silver piece with a period of years where two 3 cent piece types were circulating. Theoretically they were made to make it easier to buy 3 cent stamps. So the first thing we think of as a nickel was really a 3 cent nickel. First 5 cent nickel (Shield nickel) "only" debuted in 1866. Are you completely tripped out by my useless fun facts?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-cent_piece
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 11:34 am    Post subject:

CNN
https://youtu.be/WVU7TUBZki8
(Finland's president reveals what Putin told him on phone call)

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Finland's President Sauli Niinistö discusses his phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Finland announced their intention to join NATO.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:01 pm    Post subject:

Sky News
https://youtu.be/dKBvBA-4gFo
(Ukraine War: 'Russia has lost a third of their ground forces in Ukraine')

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Ed Arnold, former British Army Officer and Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute has more on the situation in Ukraine. He said the battle is "effectively over" in Kharkiv and that Ukraine has won the fight in the city.

The UK Ministry of Defence has said that Russia has "lost a third of their forces deployed in Ukraine" and is "unlikely to accelerate their rate of advance in the next 30 days."

Their latest statement came as Russia's offensive in Donbas "lost momentum" and has "fallen significantly behind schedule."
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 2:43 pm    Post subject:

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The West has done a good job not reacting to Putin's bluster and threats.

I think he is terminally ill personally, the guy is acting bizarrely and seems to be holding his arm to his side like maybe he had a mini stroke or something.

Well, not really. Ukraine got a lot of weapons and now Finland is stupid enough to want to be part of Nato. Sweden unfortunately as well.


They are dealing with a "leader" who looks terminally ill and probably doesn't care if he commits a couple more atrocities. They are thinking its better to have the full backing of NATO than going at it alone.


Especially since the rest of the Russian government is all in as well . . . at least thus far.

Baffles me why anyone would call such a move "stupid" and "unfortunate" . . .


We're still waiting for an explanation Cathy . . . don't worry, we're not holding our breaths . . . we know it's easier to hit and run with nonsense than back it up.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 3:33 pm    Post subject:

CNN
https://youtu.be/QNZ41bIxMbc
(Tony Blair explains what he thinks changed Putin)

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Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair recounts his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and how he changed from "Western-facing" to "cold and calculating."
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 3:43 pm    Post subject:

CNN
https://youtu.be/4c8fepchRwY
(Russia's neighbor has extensive network of bunkers with impressive amenities)

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CNN's Nic Robertson tours an underground bunker in Helsinki, Finland, housed in a parking garage. The Finnish capital's bunkers can shelter more than 900,000 people.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 10:02 am    Post subject:

CNN
https://youtu.be/qZVbN6GGUHs
(Ukrainian forces reach Russian border near Kharkiv)

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A Ukrainian unit fighting north of Kharkiv says it has reached the Russian border, with the message: "Mr. President, we made it!” Video released by the unit shows a small group carrying a blue and yellow stake to the border line.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 12:54 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
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lakersken80 wrote:
cathy78 wrote:
LakerLanny wrote:
The West has done a good job not reacting to Putin's bluster and threats.

I think he is terminally ill personally, the guy is acting bizarrely and seems to be holding his arm to his side like maybe he had a mini stroke or something.

Well, not really. Ukraine got a lot of weapons and now Finland is stupid enough to want to be part of Nato. Sweden unfortunately as well.


They are dealing with a "leader" who looks terminally ill and probably doesn't care if he commits a couple more atrocities. They are thinking its better to have the full backing of NATO than going at it alone.


Especially since the rest of the Russian government is all in as well . . . at least thus far.

Baffles me why anyone would call such a move "stupid" and "unfortunate" . . .


We're still waiting for an explanation Cathy . . . don't worry, we're not holding our breaths . . . we know it's easier to hit and run with nonsense than back it up.


With a further warning that Hit & Run trolling is not tolerated here. Cathy, if you do the same again without engaging in either the previous discussion on the next one, you'll be out of here.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 2:50 pm    Post subject:

CNN
https://youtu.be/n2rEc4MPp-4
('He's ours': Ukraine secret police catch a suspected spy)

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CNN's Sam Kiley follows Ukraine's secret police as they apprehend a suspected spy who allegedly provided Russian forces details about the Ukrainian military.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 2:56 pm    Post subject:

MSNBC
https://youtu.be/27FjpCAlTmA
(Bloggers In Russia Criticize Military After Ukraine Bridge Attack)

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Russian bloggers are shocked at their military's "incompetence" during the invasion of Ukraine, according to a new report. The Morning Joe panel discusses the latest in the invasion.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2022 7:04 am    Post subject:

CNN
https://youtu.be/hrUS3HwDBpA
(Ukraine declares ‘combat mission’ over in Mariupol)

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Commanders of Ukrainian units stationed in Mariupol's massive Azovstal steelworks plant have been ordered "to save the lives of their personnel," according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as they announced the end of their "combat mission" in the besieged southern city.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2022 7:22 am    Post subject:

MSNBC
https://youtu.be/DoHNvG-MOtw
(Ukraine Cedes Control Of Mariupol To Russia)

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Ukraine ordered soldiers defending the last pocket of Mariupol to stop fighting, and the Senate has advanced a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. The Morning Joe panel discusses the latest details.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2022 5:17 pm    Post subject:

CNN
https://youtu.be/f98NfWpdsPw
('We need a way out': Former Russian colonel criticizes war efforts in Ukraine)

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Former Russian colonel Mikhail Khodarenok appeared on Russian state TV and gave rare public criticism on the conduct of Russia's military operations in Ukraine.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2022 8:13 pm    Post subject:

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CNN
https://youtu.be/f98NfWpdsPw
('We need a way out': Former Russian colonel criticizes war efforts in Ukraine)

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Former Russian colonel Mikhail Khodarenok appeared on Russian state TV and gave rare public criticism on the conduct of Russia's military operations in Ukraine.


I read excerpts on Yahoo.

I hope he's still alive.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2022 8:35 pm    Post subject:

Dr. Laker wrote:
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CNN
https://youtu.be/f98NfWpdsPw
('We need a way out': Former Russian colonel criticizes war efforts in Ukraine)

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Former Russian colonel Mikhail Khodarenok appeared on Russian state TV and gave rare public criticism on the conduct of Russia's military operations in Ukraine.


I read excerpts on Yahoo.

I hope he's still alive.


Besides the death of his own people
The murders and rapes of civilian Ukrainians

Now Putin will be responsible for 100s of thousands - millions of people facing famine

All to steal some resources... He will kill all his men for the lithium/NG/Wheat etc and the seaport
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2022 9:12 pm    Post subject:

CNN
https://youtu.be/tAzaK3RixJc
(See shattered Russian armor left behind after Ukrainian soldiers stop advance)

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In a CNN exclusive, Sam Kiley travels to the front lines in Bilohorivka, Ukraine, where Russian forces suffered a major defeat after Ukrainian forces stopped their advance.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2022 6:43 am    Post subject:

This is from Ukraine sources (not verified by other media yet):

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BREAKING: Ukrainian defense forces KILLED Sergei Tsarkov, one of the best Russian snipers and commander of a squad of a rifle company of snipers.
#SlavaUkraini 🇺🇦


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2022 7:28 am    Post subject:

ChefLinda wrote:
This is from Ukraine sources (not verified by other media yet):

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Jon Cooper @joncoopertweets

BREAKING: Ukrainian defense forces KILLED Sergei Tsarkov, one of the best Russian snipers and commander of a squad of a rifle company of snipers.
#SlavaUkraini 🇺🇦


link to thread with more background


Also posted by a European media site. Typically, the only verification of the death of lower-level personnel is through their families' social media. Ukraine is excellent at using facial recognition software and other electronic means to actually verify - and reach out to! - the families of killed Russian soldiers on SM.

https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/1526897532181389312?t=0hxQQKP5Lsb85WsQBNYdVQ&s=19

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The Armed Forces of #Ukraine slain one of the best #Siberian snipers, the commander of the squad of a rifle company of snipers, Sergei Tsarkov from the Trans-Baikal Territory.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2022 7:34 am    Post subject:

^^Gamers playing RL with those drones?
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