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by Het-Field
Thu Feb 24, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

Sorry PP, but totally disagree on the idea that this is a product of Western provocation. And that comes entirely from the fact that the “eastward expansion” mantra is a nonsense. Sovereign nations opted into alliances And trade happens. The 1990s was a good time for Russian-Western relations. But o...
by Het-Field
Thu Feb 24, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

Humanitarian Bombs . I'm sure that would have made the victims feel a lot better . But ok , I'll buy it . I honestly dont care what you buy or what you dont. I'm not shilling for bombs. But there was a known humanitarian crisis ongoing in the region at the time, and without intervention the damage ...
by Het-Field
Thu Feb 24, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

No one banned the NATO countries [ who did NOT have the backing of the UN Security Council ] after they bombed Yugoslavia . Okay. Lets explains first principles. It was a humanitarian mission. The lack of backing was a product of Russian and Chinas votes hence the 'illegal war' thing. In reality th...
by Het-Field
Wed Feb 23, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

Trying to see the whole situation from a Russian standpoint. Is it like there being a defense alliance/ anti UK alliance formed to fight against the UK and then an independent Scotland trying to join? If so surely people can understand Putin's problem with that? A slight comparison would be in a po...
by Het-Field
Wed Feb 23, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

This “is it any wonder...” shtick is nonsense as it can basically he imputes to justify any imperialist expansion, or aggressive action to protects one’s interests.
by Het-Field
Wed Feb 23, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

The West have backed Russia into a corner and I honestly don't know where it's going from here , maybe the Russians and the Ukrainians will agree to Eastern Ukraine being the buffer zone the Russians want and everything will get back to normal ? I can't see Putin dragging Russia into a war with Ukr...
by Het-Field
Wed Feb 23, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

This, as per usual, has **** all to do with the price of fish. It is more whataboutery. Also, it is worth noting that the Tories, while electorally successful have not had the level of power they current have for years. IIRC Major needed confidence and supply to lurch over the line in 1997 before t...
by Het-Field
Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

America is allowed to install 400 military bases around China , US naval forces are on the doorstep of China - there are nuclear missiles pointed at China in Okinawa and South Korea - Obama installed missiles in Poland supposedly pointing at Iran - The United States have 150 B-61 nuclear gravity bo...
by Het-Field
Tue Feb 22, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

Thanks for sharing that WGS. A very interesting and informed tweet. And it does raise a question about how the left and self appointed left respond to this one. I have noticed at best an ambivalent silence on the matter and at worst direct applause for the newly recognised independent states. Both-s...
by Het-Field
Tue Feb 22, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

I recall a lot of coverage and reaction. The same in 2008 when the crisis was in Georgia.
by Het-Field
Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

omch@ wrote:
Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:07 pm
This is your point. You decide what to believe.
Of course. But that doesn’t mean your source is superior or more trustworthy.
by Het-Field
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

omch@ wrote:
Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:58 pm
I will write again. I was told by the cannon people who live in the DPR how the Ukrainian military killed civilians. I KNOW THIS NOT FROM THE RUSSIAN MEDIA. THIS IS SAYING BY PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE DPR.
Nothing to do with my point.
by Het-Field
Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

“People in glass houses” is not an answer or some sort of top trump to force inaction or silence.
by Het-Field
Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

Mutual cooperation at a time of high trust and cooperation does not equate to assurances let alone binding resolutions.
by Het-Field
Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

Where were these agreements and assurances. There are no treaties no nothing. Just a Mandela Effect style belief that after the fall of the wall assurances were made. In 1997 Yeltsin was asking Clinton to assist with such assurances and was rebuffed.
by Het-Field
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

omch@ wrote:
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:28 am
But the death of the common people is terrible(
Please point out where I either said or alluded to that.
by Het-Field
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

It is necessary to ask the parents of children who died under NATO bombs about this. If I didn't communicate with the residents of the DPR and didn't know how civilians died at the hands of the Ukrainian Nazis, I would think differently. That was a far more diplomatic process than this one, and had...
by Het-Field
Tue Feb 22, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Russian invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 2865
Views: 106356

Re: Russian troop build up on Ukraine border.

Why didn't they impose sanctions against the United States after the shelling of Yugoslavia? Read a book or the internet or something about the entire conflict. It’s despicable that Putin is invoking that as some form of justification. And of course the willing idiots from the time are reappearing ...
by Het-Field
Mon Feb 21, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Lutfur rides again (may 2022 local elections)
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Lutfur rides again (may 2022 local elections)

A role that has existed for just over a decade has unbelievable pantomime. From inception it’s been controversial and is a great example why even at the negligible power holding level of the council shouldn’t be centralised. Especially as roles like this have a tendency to attract personality types ...
by Het-Field
Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Tomas Soucek
Replies: 1357
Views: 97443

Re: Welcome Tomas Soucek

Phil S wrote:
Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:49 pm
just saw this on twitter

Tomáš Souček has played 110 games in all competitions since February 2020.
How does that compare with the likes of Fornals, Cress and Antonio?
And IIRC he had an injury in there which was fairly serious. He has been a machine in terms of his stamina.