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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:44 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
They're withdrawing as a goodwill gesture.

They're withdrawing as a goodwill gesture.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 07:17 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Which of course is why he sent the Wagner Group,...

Which of course is why he sent the Wagner Group, because who better to de-Nazify a country than a mercenary unit headed by neo-Nazis? :rolleyes:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 03:58 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
You're missing the point, which is not that he...

You're missing the point, which is not that he converted to Islam. Rather, it's that he called for Rushdie's death, and then later lied and claimed he was only joking.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:55 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/imageh...

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/imagehosting/1706046e7d8eb2b2bb.jpg
Forum: Trials and Errors 14th August 2022, 02:28 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showth...

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341665

You make it sound as though no one believed that the case took place; what actually happened is that some people were skeptical...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th August 2022, 07:11 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Just noticed this thread. I'm from Indiana, and...

Just noticed this thread. I'm from Indiana, and my grandparents lived in Evansville until I was about five years old. I misread the title as Evansville, Indiana, which was actually correct.

I...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th August 2022, 03:13 AM
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Views: 2,042
Posted By SpitfireIX
That's standard when any suspect is arraigned in...

That's standard when any suspect is arraigned in the US. Pleading guilty would foreclose the ability to bargain the charges and possible sentencing recommendation down.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th August 2022, 08:08 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
From The Washington Post...

From The Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/08/zaporizhzhia-shelling-ukraine-nuclear-plant-un-iaea-russia/), August 8:

A spokesman for Ukraineís Foreign Affairs...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th August 2022, 02:18 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
I'd also like to see the US, every time Russia...

I'd also like to see the US, every time Russia makes a false claim of having destroyed a HIMARS/M270, add an extra HIMARS to the next tranche of weapons, and every time Russia makes a false claim of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th August 2022, 10:44 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
UK is sending three more M270 and additional...

UK is sending three more M270 and additional GMLRS rounds, along with additional ATGMs and artillery ammunition.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th August 2022, 06:15 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
That wasn't in the Crimea.

That wasn't in the Crimea.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th August 2022, 04:02 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
I suspect that the Russians will manage to top...

I suspect that the Russians will manage to top that before this is all over.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th August 2022, 05:05 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
More empty threats implying the use of nukes. ...

More empty threats implying the use of nukes. Yawn. :rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 04:08 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
I also thought the link was wrong at first, but...

I also thought the link was wrong at first, but from checking other stories reporting on this the paragraphs quoted are actually in that commentary. I quoted from National Review rather than...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 02:37 PM
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Views: 102,157
Posted By SpitfireIX
It's already happening. From National Review...

It's already happening. From National Review (https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/why-is-the-white-house-quietly-griping-about-zelensky-now/):

Which Biden administration official is leaking to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 08:19 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Video of Ukrainian M270 in action: ...

Video of Ukrainian M270 in action:

https://en.defence-ua.com/news/ukrainian_armed_forces_showed_m270_mlrs_in_action_video-3711.html

So Ukraine now has 22 HIMARS and M270 variants operational.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 08:04 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
As I have previously explained multiple times,...

As I have previously explained multiple times, this will not happen, unless a large number of Democrats join the Trumpist/isolationist Republicans.




Additionally, Trump's influence with the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 06:11 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
HARM can also be effective against the active...

HARM can also be effective against the active jammers that Russian electronic warfare (EW) units have reportedly been using to counter Ukrainian drones and certain guided munitions. Presumably NATO...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th August 2022, 05:48 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
I think the scene from Chernobyl where they're...

I think the scene from Chernobyl where they're briefing Gorbachev is on point:

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"For Byelorussia and the Ukraine 'impact' means completely uninhabitable for a minimum of 100 years." ...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 01:15 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
According to Perun they don't, unfortunately. It...

According to Perun they don't, unfortunately. It would be humorous to see T-34s go up against Ukrainians armed with modern anti-tank weapons. Perun does say that supposedly the Russians have 100...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 09:20 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Another point that I don't think some people are...

Another point that I don't think some people are grasping is that this isn't some tabletop wargame where the Russian player can keep an unlimited number of units in supply as long as each can trace a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 12:24 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Additionally, as we've discussed, the Russians...

Additionally, as we've discussed, the Russians have gutted their training units, and they've suffered devastating losses to their officer corps at all levels.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 12:18 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Russia is not building any tanks at the moment,...

Russia is not building any tanks at the moment, due to lack of foreign parts, and even if they are able to restart production, it will be at a low rate.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 09:15 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
But then he drove them all away with his kooky...

But then he drove them all away with his kooky ideas?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 04:06 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
In the article, he is quoted as claiming that...

In the article, he is quoted as claiming that there was a "surge in membership" while he was leader. That strikes me as unlikely, though, and I wonder whether he is misusing statistics in making...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 03:43 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
"'Pouring arms in isnít going to bring about a...

"'Pouring arms in isnít going to bring about a solution, itís only going to prolong and exaggerate this war,' Corbyn said. 'We might be in for years and years of a war in Ukraine.'"


Begging the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 03:21 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
To expand a bit on what I wrote earlier, Orban...

To expand a bit on what I wrote earlier, Orban may run his mouth or ask for minor concessions, but at the end of the day he can't afford to piss off Poland, so he won't make any demands that could...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 01:55 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
If you'd bothered to read the two posts...

If you'd bothered to read the two posts immediately before the one to which you responded, you would have seen that I pointed this out to Vixen. 18 Republicans, including Gaetz, voted against a...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd August 2022, 10:43 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
It's really depressing to know that pushing CT...

It's really depressing to know that pushing CT crap can generate that much money. :(
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd August 2022, 09:53 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
How large (and how reliable) Russia's stockpile...

How large (and how reliable) Russia's stockpile of artillery ammunition is is questionable, but even taking your statement at face value, the fact that Russian ammunition depots keep blowing up tends...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd August 2022, 07:38 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Current best estimate...

Current best estimate (https://www.npr.org/2022/05/26/1100501433/heres-how-much-it-could-cost-to-rebuild-ukraine-and-who-would-pay-for-it) to rebuild Ukraine is US$500 billion to one trillion.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd August 2022, 10:08 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
If God/doG/FSM forbid Trump is reelected, he will...

If God/doG/FSM forbid Trump is reelected, he will not reassume office until two years from next January. I have maintained, and continue to maintain, that whatever plans he may have to cut Ukraine...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 12:06 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
The latest US arms package for Ukraine has been...

The latest US arms package for Ukraine has been announced.

From the Pentagon, via CNN (https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-08-01-22/index.html):
Today, the Department...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 08:56 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
To add to what Doubt wrote, any source that...

To add to what Doubt wrote, any source that uncritically quotes Ritter about the Ukraine war has at least two strikes against it to begin with.

Here's a great series of videos exposing Ritter,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 08:20 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
According to the BBC...

According to the BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62333795), the Ukrainians are, unsurprisingly, way ahead of the Russians on this:

Shortly before this war, Ukraine bolstered its Special...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th July 2022, 12:52 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Here's another interesting tidbit from the same...

Here's another interesting tidbit from the same assessment:

The [Ukrainian Main Military Intelligence Directorate] reported on July 26 that occupation forces released a 14-page booklet for...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th July 2022, 12:42 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
From ISW's July 27 assessment...

From ISW's July 27 assessment (https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-july-27):

Ukrainians in occupied territories are refusing to collaborate with...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th July 2022, 12:24 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Germany has delivered three MARS II, three...

Germany has delivered three MARS II, three additional Panzerhaubitze 2000 (for a total of 10), and five Gepard to Ukraine.

German MoD...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 03:18 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Zelenskyy is a native Russian speaker.

Zelenskyy is a native Russian speaker.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 02:31 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Because everyone knows that all Canadians really...

Because everyone knows that all Canadians really want to be Americans; they've just forgotten because of British propaganda. :rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 02:02 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
FTFY

FTFY
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 02:46 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Excuse me while I vomit.[/QUOTE] You...

Excuse me while I vomit.[/QUOTE]


You didn't even bold the worst part. :jaw-dropp
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 11:59 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Also, as I've mentioned, Tsar Vladimir has a much...

Also, as I've mentioned, Tsar Vladimir has a much better internal security apparatus than Nicholas II did.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 10:14 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
False dichotomy. The fact that Russia does not...

False dichotomy. The fact that Russia does not and will not have the capability to mount any more major offensives, particularly away from the Russian border, does not mean that they will completely...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 07:34 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
And mine also.

And mine also.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 05:34 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
The separatists and Russia forfeited any claim to...

The separatists and Russia forfeited any claim to have those territories become independent or join Russia by resorting to violence.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 02:52 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Very good, if somewhat disturbing, article from...

Very good, if somewhat disturbing, article from Fox News (https://www.foxnews.com/world/putins-fascination-fake-history-symbolism-deeper-than-know):

Putin's fascination with fake history and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 02:37 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
From Reuters...

From Reuters (https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-says-it-has-destroyed-50-ammunition-depots-using-himars-war-with-russia-2022-07-25/):

Ukraine says it has destroyed 50 Russian ammunition...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd July 2022, 08:10 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
It's the Ukrainians hitting their own civilians...

It's the Ukrainians hitting their own civilians just to make the Russians look bad. :rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd July 2022, 06:34 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Because Private Conscriptovich (h/t Perun) stole...

Because Private Conscriptovich (h/t Perun) stole all the guidance systems of the few that have actually been produced and sold them on eBay.
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