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2022-11-30 8:28:04 AM  
What gave it away?

The bombing of schools and hospitals?
The wholesale rape and murder?
The attacks on civilian infrastructure?
The large scale thefts?
The bucket of gold teeth found where people were buried alive?


Yeah, that's a real tough call.
 
2022-11-30 8:38:12 AM  
I hope russia gets destroyed but we're no white knight.
 
2022-11-30 9:56:52 AM  

johnryan51: I hope russia gets destroyed but we're no white knight.


True, "better than Russia" is an extremely low bar. But the West does clear it. Take a look at population graphs for Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Even when the U.S. was in the latter two, population rose. When Russia invades, population declines. Pretty obvious difference.

https://twitter.com/kamilkazani/status/1560272081870557185
 
2022-11-30 10:30:03 AM  
Trying to murder 43 million people by starvation and freezing this winter does seem to violate the norm just a tad.
 
2022-11-30 11:00:15 AM  
How about a criminal, terrorist state? Sort of like Best Korea, only bigger?
 
2022-11-30 11:14:13 AM  
It will be nice once Russia is broken up into tiny little Balkanized states.
 
2022-11-30 11:44:26 AM  
They shoot down commercial jets and poison people across the globe.

But white people aren't labeled terrorists, it would be rude.
 
2022-11-30 11:46:14 AM  
нет дерьмо ублюдок
 
2022-11-30 11:49:06 AM  
More of a criminal authoritarian kleptocracy run by violent thugs with access to nation-state level military resources.

But yeah, Terrorist State works
 
2022-11-30 11:49:21 AM  
Putin thinks that this proxy war will eventually exhaust the west's commitment to Ukraine.  He forgets that we spent two decades in Afghanistan, and that place did not border any of our allies.
 
2022-11-30 11:49:23 AM  
More of a Syndicate.   Though Syndicates don't usually invade other countries.
 
2022-11-30 11:49:49 AM  
So silly to hear of this. Those there in Russia would not and do not support terrorism in their grate land. We Americans want to paint Russia as some bad actor, but they are a good one who we should get to know better for understanding. That is how friendship sustains.
 
2022-11-30 11:53:25 AM  

WayneKerr: So silly to hear of this. Those there in Russia would not and do not support terrorism in their grate land. We Americans want to paint Russia as some bad actor, but they are a good one who we should get to know better for understanding. That is how friendship sustains.


That was sarcasm, right?
 
2022-11-30 11:53:49 AM  
Does the pope shiat in the woods
 
2022-11-30 11:53:59 AM  

WayneKerr: So silly to hear of this. Those there in Russia would not and do not support terrorism in their grate land. We Americans want to paint Russia as some bad actor, but they are a good one who we should get to know better for understanding. That is how friendship sustains.


Russia is led by a warmongering dictator.  We can't afford to consider the country other than an enemy.  This isn't a discussion about the oppressed people under his rule, other than that acknowledging that is important for an accurate perspective.  Don't oversimplify.
 
2022-11-30 11:54:07 AM  

severedtoe: Putin thinks that this proxy war will eventually exhaust the west's commitment to Ukraine.  He forgets that we spent two decades in Afghanistan, and that place did not border any of our allies.


I am thinking though that Biden and the Dems are going to have to get very crafty to get weapons, ammo and other aid to Ukraine over the next 2 years.

They should start reminding the Military contractors in each Republican district how much $$ comes in from supporting the war and get them to pressure their GQP reps to not put up a fight for funding.
 
2022-11-30 11:54:27 AM  

fragMasterFlash: It will be nice once Russia is broken up into tiny little Balkanized states.


So you are saying that right now, Russia is a big turd, and if one breaks it up, it's like a puzzle that no one wants to put together and it is unrecognizable as a turd. No? Well why would they not want to put the puzzle together if they do not know it's a turd? Your logic makes no sense. Silly Americans.
 
2022-11-30 11:54:39 AM  

WayneKerr: So silly to hear of this. Those there in Russia would not and do not support terrorism in their grate land. We Americans want to paint Russia as some bad actor, but they are a good one who we should get to know better for understanding. That is how friendship sustains.


Thanks Chet Americaman
 
2022-11-30 11:55:26 AM  
No, it's a mafia state. This is their equivalent of using arson on the schmucks that won't pay for their protection.

Nice city you've got there. Shame if something would happen to it. I think we should take over running it.
 
2022-11-30 11:57:32 AM  

cloverock70: WayneKerr: So silly to hear of this. Those there in Russia would not and do not support terrorism in their grate land. We Americans want to paint Russia as some bad actor, but they are a good one who we should get to know better for understanding. That is how friendship sustains.

That was sarcasm, right?


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2022-11-30 11:59:03 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: They shoot down commercial jets and poison people across the globe.

But white people aren't labeled terrorists, it would be rude.


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2022-11-30 12:01:47 PM  

WayneKerr: cloverock70: WayneKerr: So silly to hear of this. Those there in Russia would not and do not support terrorism in their grate land. We Americans want to paint Russia as some bad actor, but they are a good one who we should get to know better for understanding. That is how friendship sustains.

That was sarcasm, right?

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2022-11-30 12:03:03 PM  

sorceror: johnryan51: I hope russia gets destroyed but we're no white knight.

True, "better than Russia" is an extremely low bar. But the West does clear it. Take a look at population graphs for Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Even when the U.S. was in the latter two, population rose. When Russia invades, population declines. Pretty obvious difference.

https://twitter.com/kamilkazani/status/1560272081870557185


Iraq war death is estimated to be 150,000 civilians and Afghanistan is 170,000 civilians.

Ukraine is 30,000.

Don't know if population growth is a a standard metric or a weird statistical thing?

All pales to 1 million to covid in under 2 years. So, yeah, really IDK.
 
2022-11-30 12:03:49 PM  
Да. I can only assume that this translates as "Duh!"
 
2022-11-30 12:05:25 PM  

johnryan51: I hope russia gets destroyed but we're no white knight.


We've found Donny Dump's Fark handle.
 
2022-11-30 12:06:03 PM  

mr0x: Iraq war death is estimated to be 150,000 civilians and Afghanistan is 170,000 civilians.

Ukraine is 30,000.

Don't know if population growth is a a standard metric or a weird statistical thing?

All pales to 1 million to covid in under 2 years. So, yeah, really IDK.


Go read the twitter thread. In Iraq and Syria, Russia had air dominance... and used it. Ruthlessly. No so much in Ukraine, because of international support.

/ turns out reality is complicated
// but Russian savagery isn't
 
2022-11-30 12:06:42 PM  

cloverock70: WayneKerr: cloverock70: WayneKerr: So silly to hear of this. Those there in Russia would not and do not support terrorism in their grate land. We Americans want to paint Russia as some bad actor, but they are a good one who we should get to know better for understanding. That is how friendship sustains.

That was sarcasm, right?

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2022-11-30 12:12:44 PM  

WayneKerr: fragMasterFlash: It will be nice once Russia is broken up into tiny little Balkanized states.

So you are saying that right now, Russia is a big turd, and if one breaks it up, it's like a puzzle that no one wants to put together and it is unrecognizable as a turd. No? Well why would they not want to put the puzzle together if they do not know it's a turd? Your logic makes no sense. Silly Americans.


Someone needs to heel Russia down the drain.
 
2022-11-30 12:21:50 PM  

SpectroBoy: The bucket of gold teeth found where people were buried alive?


I missed that one. That's medieval battlefield cutting-rings-off-fingers levels of looting.

Farking monsters.
 
2022-11-30 12:25:35 PM  

WayneKerr: fragMasterFlash: It will be nice once Russia is broken up into tiny little Balkanized states.

So you are saying that right now, Russia is a big turd, and if one breaks it up, it's like a puzzle that no one wants to put together and it is unrecognizable as a turd. No? Well why would they not want to put the puzzle together if they do not know it's a turd? Your logic makes no sense. Silly Americans.


With a good enough poop knife the pieces can be flushed
 
2022-11-30 12:33:19 PM  
ни хреина, Шерлок

I even misspelled it to keep it advertiser friendly. You're welcome
 
2022-11-30 12:52:08 PM  
Normally I'd say no, Russia is at war and atrocious things happen during war times. But, giving it another thought, they poison their enemies, they meddle in foreign elections either through social media or with agents acting as honey traps or or by different financial shenanigans, at home they preach how bad and decadent the west is all the while they are enjoying western luxury and the rule of law, meaning that whatever they are saying isn't true conviction but merely a charade to stay in power, and all that because of their imperialistic ambitions, which is the ultimate reason why NATO still exists. So, putting all that together, the whole russosphere is dangerous and they would resort to every terrorist instrument if it brought them closer to their end goal. Yes, Russia is a terrorist state.
 
2022-11-30 12:54:47 PM  

mr0x: Iraq war death is estimated to be 150,000 civilians and Afghanistan is 170,000 civilians.

Ukraine is 30,000.

Don't know if population growth is a a standard metric or a weird statistical thing?

All pales to 1 million to covid in under 2 years. So, yeah, really IDK.


Do you really feel it valid to compare death totals between a conflict that's 8 months old vs. an 8 year long conflict and a two decade long one?
 
2022-11-30 12:55:40 PM  

johnryan51: I hope russia gets destroyed but we're no white knight.


BSAB
 
2022-11-30 12:58:28 PM  

mr0x: sorceror: johnryan51: I hope russia gets destroyed but we're no white knight.

True, "better than Russia" is an extremely low bar. But the West does clear it. Take a look at population graphs for Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Even when the U.S. was in the latter two, population rose. When Russia invades, population declines. Pretty obvious difference.

https://twitter.com/kamilkazani/status/1560272081870557185

Iraq war death is estimated to be 150,000 civilians and Afghanistan is 170,000 civilians.

Ukraine is 30,000.

Don't know if population growth is a a standard metric or a weird statistical thing?

All pales to 1 million to covid in under 2 years. So, yeah, really IDK.


Not to defend US and Afghanistan deaths, or yhe I vision at all which was bullshiat, there is a difference of 8 months versus 20 years, and a systematic extermination versus... unintended and combatant casualties.

Afghanistan was bad. Iraq as bad or worse. But the Ukraine is a farking human rights catastrophe and the rest of the world should have stepped in by now.
 
2022-11-30 1:13:01 PM  
Terrorist state... I'm not sure there is such a thing.

Terrorism is a type of insurgency in which the terrorists try to prove that a government is incapable of functioning by conducting acts of terror.  If the government can't stop them, the populace eventually may conclude that the only way to stop the terror is to put the terrorists in charge.

State sponsored terrorism is when a state sponsors terrorist groups in another state in order to destabilize that state.  Like Iran and Hezbollah, or Russia in 2014 with the Donbas separatists.

What Russia is doing now in Ukraine are war crimes, not terrorism.  Maybe genocide, even.
 
2022-11-30 1:19:13 PM  

mr0x: Iraq war death is estimated to be 150,000 civilians and Afghanistan is 170,000 civilians.  Ukraine is 30,000.  Don't know if population growth is a a standard metric or a weird statistical thing?  All pales to 1 million to covid in under 2 years. So, yeah, really IDK.


The Ukraine / Russia war will end up with 1m+ deaths.

We are likely at the 250k mark killed & wounded now, between Russian military casualties (100k), Ukrainian military casualties (likely about the same), and an unknown number of Ukrainian civilian deaths.

And things are intensifying, not dying down.  Russia intends to keep mobilizing troops & throwing bodies at Ukraine until Ukraine breaks or Russia fractures.
 
2022-11-30 2:08:15 PM  

WayneKerr: fragMasterFlash: It will be nice once Russia is broken up into tiny little Balkanized states.

So you are saying that right now, Russia is a big turd, and if one breaks it up, it's like a puzzle that no one wants to put together and it is unrecognizable as a turd. No? Well why would they not want to put the puzzle together if they do not know it's a turd? Your logic makes no sense. Silly Americans.


OK WanKer
 
2022-11-30 2:11:44 PM  

AirForceVet: How about a criminal, terrorist state? Sort of like Best Korea, only bigger?


Putin is trying as best he can.  He didn't get the full propaganda machine going, so he can't be quite as heavy handed without watching his back even more.

Stalin pulled it off.  He's the goal Putin aspires to.  Like Best Korea, only bigger and more evil.
 
2022-11-30 3:06:23 PM  

clkeagle: SpectroBoy: The bucket of gold teeth found where people were buried alive?

I missed that one. That's medieval battlefield cutting-rings-off-fingers levels of looting.

Farking monsters.


This is literally who Russia is now.

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2022-11-30 4:22:27 PM  

SpectroBoy: clkeagle: SpectroBoy: The bucket of gold teeth found where people were buried alive?

I missed that one. That's medieval battlefield cutting-rings-off-fingers levels of looting.

Farking monsters.

This is literally who Russia is now.

[Fark user image 681x683]


I haven't confirmed.  I also read in at least one of these Fark threads that this box was not "holocaust-style collection" by Orcs but was looted from a dentists office.

/this is NOT a defense of Orcs who should DIAF
 
2022-11-30 4:24:38 PM  

Kris_Romm: mr0x: Iraq war death is estimated to be 150,000 civilians and Afghanistan is 170,000 civilians.

Ukraine is 30,000.

Don't know if population growth is a a standard metric or a weird statistical thing?

All pales to 1 million to covid in under 2 years. So, yeah, really IDK.

Do you really feel it valid to compare death totals between a conflict that's 8 months old vs. an 8 year long conflict and a two decade long one?


Do you think it is valid to talk about population growth as a statistic of measure of wartime atrocities?
 
2022-11-30 4:35:41 PM  

chawco: mr0x: sorceror: johnryan51: I hope russia gets destroyed but we're no white knight.

True, "better than Russia" is an extremely low bar. But the West does clear it. Take a look at population graphs for Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Even when the U.S. was in the latter two, population rose. When Russia invades, population declines. Pretty obvious difference.

https://twitter.com/kamilkazani/status/1560272081870557185

Iraq war death is estimated to be 150,000 civilians and Afghanistan is 170,000 civilians.

Ukraine is 30,000.

Don't know if population growth is a a standard metric or a weird statistical thing?

All pales to 1 million to covid in under 2 years. So, yeah, really IDK.

Not to defend US and Afghanistan deaths, or yhe I vision at all which was bullshiat, there is a difference of 8 months versus 20 years, and a systematic extermination versus... unintended and combatant casualties.

Afghanistan was bad. Iraq as bad or worse. But the Ukraine is a farking human rights catastrophe and the rest of the world should have stepped in by now.


That's an arbitrary point to put a marker on "human rights catastrophe"; Afghanistan and Iraq were below the threshold and Ukraine above. They are all farking over the "human rights catastrophe"s.
 
2022-11-30 5:03:36 PM  

mr0x: Do you think it is valid to talk about population growth as a statistic of measure of wartime atrocities?


Yes.

There's a thing called "genocide". Also "indiscriminate civilian casualties". Both are examples of "war crimes". Again, note that by your numbers, the deaths in Ukraine are >30,000/year. For Afghanistan, 170K / 20 years = 8,500/year. For Iraq, let's assume you mean just 2003-2011, so that's 150K / 8 years, so that's 18,750/year.

So you yourself concede that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is 1.6 to 3.5 times as deadly as the two U.S. wars.

Here's the graph, no twitter clicking needed:
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The trendlines are clear. When Russia is attacking a country - see Afghanistan after 1980, Syria after 2011 - the population starts dropping, and doesn't stop until Russia withdraws. (They haven't technically withdrawn from Syria, but the amount of aid they can offer Bashar is way down since the invasion of Ukraine.

Conversely, when the U.S. invades, population growth slows somewhat, but it keeps rising. That's a difference in kind, not just quantity. I'd be curious - and possibly amused - if you could provide an alternative hypothesis to account for the data.
 
2022-11-30 5:21:02 PM  

tembaarmswide: SpectroBoy: clkeagle: SpectroBoy: The bucket of gold teeth found where people were buried alive?

I missed that one. That's medieval battlefield cutting-rings-off-fingers levels of looting.

Farking monsters.

This is literally who Russia is now.

[Fark user image 681x683]

I haven't confirmed.  I also read in at least one of these Fark threads that this box was not "holocaust-style collection" by Orcs but was looted from a dentists office.

/this is NOT a defense of Orcs who should DIAF


Please tag me if you find out this is false.
Thanks.
 
2022-11-30 5:24:28 PM  

SpectroBoy: tembaarmswide: SpectroBoy: clkeagle: SpectroBoy: The bucket of gold teeth found where people were buried alive?

I missed that one. That's medieval battlefield cutting-rings-off-fingers levels of looting.

Farking monsters.

This is literally who Russia is now.

[Fark user image 681x683]

I haven't confirmed.  I also read in at least one of these Fark threads that this box was not "holocaust-style collection" by Orcs but was looted from a dentists office.

/this is NOT a defense of Orcs who should DIAF

Please tag me if you find out this is false.
Thanks.


I wish iat were false.  I hope it is false and that it was a dentist.  But, I don't recall how long ago I saw a link dismissing the supposition. I'll look.
 
2022-11-30 5:25:50 PM  
One link

I'm finding a lot more ... not to be unsensitive.. "outrage" links stating that it was Holocaust style Orc war crimes.
 
2022-12-01 2:27:55 AM  

tembaarmswide: One link

I'm finding a lot more ... not to be unsensitive.. "outrage" links stating that it was Holocaust style Orc war crimes.


Paging SpectroBoy ;-)
Just came up with the same link am tembaarmswide.
Seems they were looted from the local dentist. And they weren't even made of gold but steel.
 
2022-12-01 7:05:01 AM  

Paddy: tembaarmswide: One link

I'm finding a lot more ... not to be unsensitive.. "outrage" links stating that it was Holocaust style Orc war crimes.

Paging SpectroBoy ;-)
Just came up with the same link am tembaarmswide.
Seems they were looted from the local dentist. And they weren't even made of gold but steel.


Thanks
 
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