2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine (Part 1)

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The officers will probably get it.
The enlisted, maybe.
The fact that the directional signs don’t have local information will help slow down invader navigation.
And since it’s on Twitter, it’s a heads up to the world, to The International Court of Justice, The Hague, that we have a job to do.

Here’s hoping the ICJ is more effective than that recent United Nations General Assembly vote.

Agreed.

…sigh…

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The plot thickens but probably not really.

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Yeah, China’s diplomats are perfectly capable of making it well known what the government’s desires would be on that issue without being so crude as to ask explicitly. So they may not even be lying.

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Known issue- please see A bug in the Like button

ETA this reply was meant for @DreamboatSkanky. Sorry

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Official numbers for Germany and the EU are 60-70% men, 40-30% women. It becomes more pronounced in the 18-40 years range, where it approaches 75:25.

There are understandable reasons why it’s younger men who arrive in higher numbers: They can travel farther and more secure, hoping to be able to support their families. So it’s a matter of distance. But still a real demographic effect visible to the naked eye, though not as bad as racist trolls make it out to be.

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Thx, @Kii. Reading the bug thread, i am certain that I had inadvertently done just as you describe in the How To Reproduce This Error comment.

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From the relevant article section:

Russia Seeks to Weaken Ukraine Morale: Intelligence Report (2:26 p.m.)
Moscow has drawn up plans for ways to break morale in order to discourage Ukrainian from fighting back as and when cities fall under the Kremlin’s control, a European intelligence official said.
That strategy includes crackdowns on protests, detention of opponents, and potentially carrying out public executions, the official said on the condition of anonymity. So far civilians in Ukraine as well as its military have put up strong resistance, including arming themselves as volunteer forces.

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The trick of getting ahead of this sort of news so that Ukrainians and the world see what might be coming next is an extraordinary one. Keep on keeping on, Russian leakers.

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Because that’s what you need to do when you “liberate” a country.

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If true (as I fear it is), it’s more evidence that Putin’s stated mission to “de-Nazify” Ukraine contains a typo in the first letter.

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How far are the Russians from Nazi-style reprisals?

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He might like to leave behind a rump western Ukraine, hoping that it will be dominated by the far right so as to provide retrospective justification for invading.

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This obviously triggers comparisons with Nazis, though the closer analogy is the Soviets under Stalin. During the guerilla anti-Soviet resistance in the Baltic states that lasted almost a decade after WW2, it was standard practice for NKVD to publicly execute captured fighters in town squares, leaving their bodies there, and then arrest any relatives that came to mourn them.

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