Ukraine responds to rising tensions with Russia with a shitpost meme on Twitter

Originally published at: Ukraine responds to rising tensions with Russia with a shitpost meme on Twitter | Boing Boing

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Bet Ukraine wishes that they had kept one or two nukes around…

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Well, while those nukes were on Ukrainian territory - they were not under Ukrainian control. That’s the thing people forget when they talk about Ukraine and nukes. The whole system was tied to a russian briefcase. Because of that, it made no sense to keep those nukes - these were the weapons of a foreign country.

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I’m glad they didn’t. Putin is creating an extremely dangerous situation as it is. Nukes would make it worse.

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Agreed. Ukraine was a nuclear tinder box:

“Ukraine had 1,900 Soviet strategic nuclear warheads and between 2,650 and 4,200 Soviet tactical nuclear weapons deployed on its territory at the time of independence in 1991. [2] 176 Soviet ICBMs were located in Ukraine (130 SS-19 ICBMs and 46 SS-24 ICBMs), and 44 strategic bombers. [3]”

Putin would just love to re-stock the country.

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Can’t wait to see all three thousand and some variations of this one.

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i wish all future wars were fought as shitposts on twitter, honestly.

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“Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and screaming."

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Truth Reaction GIF by MOODMAN

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Anyone else notice the second the US is out of Afghanistan we’re back on that war with Russia bullshit? Always gotta be war machining.

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We have been adversarial with Russia since the end of WWII. It never stopped, just deescalated at times. We were involved with the Ukraine while we were still in Afghanistan.

Though it appears that the US is using the soft power of sanctions to dissuade Russia from invading, not direct military action.

Certainly Russia has taken an aggressive adversarial position in this matter, and internal Ukrainian politics comes into play.

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Yes! And, the news narrative has gone from daily Afghanistan to daily Russia now, without skipping a beat.

Yes, I too wish Russia would cut the bullshit. Yes, Russia is a constant, hostile threat to its neighbors.

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As in getting on like a house on fire; lots of smoke and flames, and people running around screaming a lot.

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Maybe, but it’s not like Putin is blameless here. He very much is massing troops at the border, and there is little doubt that he’d love to bring Ukraine back under Russian control. The Russians have long sought warm water ports, and control of Ukraine is control of a warm water port to the Mediterranean… one of the most important transport hubs in the world.

Both things can be true, that both the Russians and the US are warmongering. The US could be shoring up its rationale for funding the military and responding to an actual threat among our allies at the very same time.

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You have always been at war with Eastasia.

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Russia is on that “Ukraine is not a real country” bullshit.

Back in July 2021, the Russian leader published a lengthy account on the Kremlin website, detailing the two countries’ history together, calling Russians and Ukrainians “one nation” and labelling Ukraine’s current leaders as running an “anti-Russian project”.

To those who sought to turn Ukraine against Russia, “this way they will destroy their own country”, he said.

Russia is also frustrated that the 2015 Minsk peace deal aimed at halting the conflict in eastern Ukraine is far from being fulfilled. There are still no arrangements for independently monitored elections in the separatist regions. Russia denies accusations that it is part of the lingering conflict.

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Certainly the threat to Ukraine is very real. I feel bad for all the folks in that region.

Like you said, multiple things can be true at the same time.

The US military is designed to fight two wars simultaneously, so it was never a question of discarding an old war and choosing a new war. Besides, the Russia Ukraine conflict has been bubbling along since the Orange revolution.

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