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(MSN)   According to Newsweek, Russia has finally slipped up. Not sure what they call what Russia's been doing for the past 10 months, then   (msn.com) divider line
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2022-12-02 5:58:51 AM  
Russian officials have so far echoed the Kremlin line that conflict, which began on February 24, is a "special military operation" and not an "all-out war."

Only Russia could lose 100,000 troops and not call what they lost them in a war.
 
2022-12-02 6:04:59 AM  
Meh. They insisted on calling Korea a "police action". Because congress never declared war.
 
2022-12-02 6:09:22 AM  
"It's not just like that, we warned [Ukraine] for many, many, many years," Lavrov added.

And that Ukraine biatch just sat there eating crackers like she owned the place. What choice did we have?
 
2022-12-02 6:10:01 AM  
Is there a encirclement about to happen? Yesterday's thread talked about a stalingrad senerio.
 
2022-12-02 6:22:10 AM  
Newsweek is a sentient red hat
 
2022-12-02 6:22:12 AM  
There is slipping up and there is slipping up.
 
2022-12-02 6:28:25 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: There is slipping up and there is slipping up.


Call me when Lavrov slips on polonium tea.
 
2022-12-02 6:38:47 AM  
Maybe they meant slipped down, because apparently Putin did that down a flight of stairs.

Cracked his tailbone, it seems.
 
2022-12-02 6:57:38 AM  

Ishkur: Russian officials have so far echoed the Kremlin line that conflict, which began on February 24, is a "special military operation" and not an "all-out war."

Only Russia could lose 100,000 troops and not call what they lost them in a war.


I wonder if the change in terminology isn't planned because Ukraine is recapturing "annexed" territory that Russia now is trying to claim as its own. I think they may be attempting to reframe the conflict now as a defensive war.

The international community won't buy it but it does potentially mean Russia is attempting to justify making a serious escalation... maybe they are attempting to convince allies to join the war?
 
2022-12-02 7:04:01 AM  
Ishkur:
Only Russia could lose 100,000 troops and not call what they lost them in a war.

Hmmmmmm. Does this mean the supply of Russian mail order brides will increase? The price will go down? Maybe a 2 for the price of one deal?
 
2022-12-02 7:08:24 AM  
"Surely Russia is about to fail", says increasingly nervous man for the seventh time
 
2022-12-02 7:10:17 AM  

FarkingChas: Ishkur:
Only Russia could lose 100,000 troops and not call what they lost them in a war.

Hmmmmmm. Does this mean the supply of Russian mail order brides will increase? The price will go down? Maybe a 2 for the price of one deal?


You've never met a Russian mail order bride, have you? I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. They will break you in ways you didn't know you could be broken then laugh in your face.
 
2022-12-02 7:14:09 AM  

FarkingChas: Meh. They insisted on calling Korea a "police action". Because congress never declared war.


I thought the war officially never ended and there 's only an armistice in place.
 
2022-12-02 7:14:14 AM  
Be fair, Putin is kind of out of his element.  It's hard to poison 20 million people, so he had to rely on other means.
 
2022-12-02 7:14:26 AM  
Good read if you hadn't already.

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2022-12-02 7:19:31 AM  

Ishkur: Russian officials have so far echoed the Kremlin line that conflict, which began on February 24, is a "special military operation" and not an "all-out war."

Only Russia could lose 100,000 troops and not call what they lost them in a war.


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2022-12-02 7:32:23 AM  

geggy: Ishkur: Russian officials have so far echoed the Kremlin line that conflict, which began on February 24, is a "special military operation" and not an "all-out war."

Only Russia could lose 100,000 troops and not call what they lost them in a war.

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Alexander "Sasha" Litvinenko had a few words to say about those bombings being carried out by FSB agents as false-flag attacks to incite public outrage against the Chechens and encourage the Russian public to line up behind the nebbishy former KGB spy turned bureaucrat who was now their president.

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Blowing Up Russia: Blowing Up Russia: Terror from Within is a book written by Alexander Litvinenko and Yuri Felshtinsky. The authors describe the Russian apartment bombings as a false flag operation that was guided by the Russian Federal Security Service to justify the Second Chechen War and bring Vladimir Putin to power.

Litvinenko did have a few words to say until he was poisoned.

I feel very strongly about this for several reasons, including that family members in Russia at the time were targets of one bomb, which was placed by two FSB agents who told the building custodian that they were simply "testing security", and when the judge tested what they claimed was a sack of sugar, chemists identified it as hexamine, a high-explosive used in the Russian military and not readily available to the Chechens.

So no, I don't give a shiat what Putin wrote in the NYT, he can rot in hell, mass-murdering psychopath. Just think, if he is willing to murder hundreds if not thousands of Slavic Russian people to achieve power, what keeps him from murdering millions of non-Slavic non-Russians?
 
2022-12-02 7:33:15 AM  

Paddy: FarkingChas: Meh. They insisted on calling Korea a "police action". Because congress never declared war.

I thought the war officially never ended and there 's only an armistice in place.


Correct. But war was never declared in the first place.
https://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-should-know-about-the-korean-war
 
2022-12-02 8:15:46 AM  
ORKS DO NOT "SLIP UP"!

/I still prefer "K" instead of "C".
 
2022-12-02 8:21:55 AM  

physt: FarkingChas: Ishkur:
Only Russia could lose 100,000 troops and not call what they lost them in a war.

Hmmmmmm. Does this mean the supply of Russian mail order brides will increase? The price will go down? Maybe a 2 for the price of one deal?

You've never met a Russian mail order bride, have you? I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. They will break you in ways you didn't know you could be broken then laugh in your face.


Maybe that is my fetish?
 
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2022-12-02 8:30:09 AM  

mrwknd: ORKS DO NOT "SLIP UP"!
/I still prefer "K" instead of "C".


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Kriminal instead of Criminal?  Kremlin Kriminal?  Occupying Russian Kremlin Kriminal for ORKK?
 
2022-12-02 8:45:01 AM  
May not be a slip up. These incremental shifts in what officials and their media mouthpieces say can also be a way to assess what the public is thinking or prepare the public for some policy change. If Russia is to continue this conflict, they'll need to mobilize a lot more men. Officially calling it a war would allow them to do that.
 
2022-12-02 9:21:51 AM  

mrwknd: ORKS DO NOT "SLIP UP"!
/I still prefer "K" instead of "C".


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/ Got nothin'
 
2022-12-02 9:27:03 AM  
Definite sign of me being old:

I remember when Newsweek wasn't trash but rather respected journalism.
 
2022-12-02 9:28:31 AM  

Halfabee64: TheMysteriousStranger: There is slipping up and there is slipping up.

Call me when Lavrov slips on polonium tea.


Or falls out of a window.
Or down stairs
Or shoots himself while cleaning seventeen guns

Or ...
 
2022-12-02 9:38:50 AM  
Not sure what they call what Russia's been doing for the past 10 months

Slipping down?
 
2022-12-02 9:44:51 AM  

acouvis: Definite sign of me being old:
I remember when Newsweek wasn't trash but rather respected journalism.


As best as I recall, Newsweek always leaned conservative and Time leaned liberal.
 
2022-12-02 9:59:00 AM  
Viet Nam was not called a war while it was happening.  It was a "conflict."
 
2022-12-02 10:06:15 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: mrwknd: ORKS DO NOT "SLIP UP"!
/I still prefer "K" instead of "C".

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/ Got nothin'


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2022-12-02 10:10:54 AM  

Halfabee64: The Irresponsible Captain: mrwknd: ORKS DO NOT "SLIP UP"!
/I still prefer "K" instead of "C".

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/ Got nothin'

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I prefer unspoiled Gondor Uruk-hai to Mordor Orc.
 
2022-12-02 10:56:18 AM  

Ishkur: Russian officials have so far echoed the Kremlin line that conflict, which began on February 24, is a "special military operation" and not an "all-out war."

Only Russia could lose 100,000 troops and not call what they lost them in a war.


Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan were not declared wars
 
2022-12-02 11:04:23 AM  
Newsweak probably wants to imply the election (not even seating) of a Republican House scared Russia.
 
2022-12-02 11:25:24 AM  

Kris_Romm: Newsweak probably wants to imply the election (not even seating) of a Republican House scared Russia.


But why would Republican control of the house scare Russia. That is what Putin wants. The GOP are supporters of his. Maybe Newsweek is gaslighting the country.
 
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