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Who the Hell really knows what’s going on over there. For all I know Putin could be in on this, and it’s a big friggin side show.

I mean, it’s kinda “convenient” that the gas lines to Europe get disrupted at the same time western “leaders” (scum) openly want it.

It’s kinda odd how Ukraines farming production gets halted at the same time western “leaders” (scum) openly call for it.

Kinda “convenient” how this is the ending to the whole “pandemic” scam. What, we couldn’t just end the pandemic and go back to life?…noooo… it’s gotta end with some damned distraction.

The whole damned conflict reeks of agenda 2030, global surveillance state, economic problems, internet censorship, etc etc…

So Putin or his advisers are in on it, or we pushed Putin into doing what he did. It’s not hard to push someone into a fight. The hard part is getting out of it.

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For the last couple of decades, we've built up an extreme national debt. A big piece of that debt is foreign wars. So, nothing new. If we can piss away a couple of trillion for absolutely nothing in a shit hole like Afghanistan, then we can at least piss away another trillion on Ukraine. Good thing we can just print whatever money we want and there are no ill-effects on US citizens.

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Very informed piece of writing Brad, thank you.

I’m left thinking that the war’s only chance of ending will come with the death/overthrow of Putin or Zelensky. I realize the people would still be enraged, but neither leader seems to have well established successors?

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Nice analysis. It all seems reasonable and makes sense. From another angle there is the risk of US support for Ukraine dwindling as the manufactured hero worship for political points loses its utility. Today the Biden Democrats are popped up on this anti-Russia pro Zelenskyy political-media narrative because it provides them a political wedge advantage (just like the anti-vaccine opposition pro Fauci political-media narrative helped them during COVID). But these things have a self-life in American politics as the people get wise and grow weary.

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Sorry, Brad………I guess your post really set me off today.

It is a GREAT POST.

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Jan 1, 2023Liked by Brad

What are the stakes for U.S.? How much threat does Russia pose to U.S.?

Assuming Russia will win and be degraded in any case, and that its degradation is good for us, how much time and treasure should we invest in exchange for how much Russian degradation?

Sincere questions.

P.S. Nice video of the Ukrainian AD hit.

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Brilliant analysis. Pf 2023.

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I thought I’d heard just a few weeks about the Russians abandoning a depot with weapons and ammo? Of course I don’t recall the name of the small town and can’t locate it on the map of Eastern Ukraine. What I do recall was that Ukraine was going to benefit greatly with what they left.

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Gorky and Pushkin statues toppled got my attention, otherwise it's not been very clear.

Thank you for this analysis.

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I’m surprised you (any of you) believe what any media says about the war in Ukraine (which started under Obama). I don’t know what is happening there, or what the goal is, or who is in on it, other than: not what we are told

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so are the other NATO countries contributing billions of dollars and weapons to this conflict as well? or is it just the US?

it would seem to be massively in their interest since this is in their own backyard.

why is the US footing the whole bill or are they?

I haven’t seen much in the media about European contributions...

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I’m surprised you (any of you) believe what any media says about the war in Ukraine (which started under Obama). I don’t know what is happening there, or what the goal is, or who is in on it, other than: not what we are told

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Brad, I’m hoping that you can calm me down with logic, if possible. What do you do with people like me that are furious with Putin who basically thinks he has the right to go into a country and kill people, and destroy their economy because he thinks he has a right to do it?

I don’t want Ukraine to stop fighting. I want for us to give Ukraine the equipment, bombs, jets, whatever it takes to end this. Why shouldn’t Ukraine have the right to bomb the hell out of Russia and end this. Instead of trying to get Putin, they’re just pealing a bandage off slowly. I mean, the whole world knows Putin is calling the shots…….HE needs to be stopped.

They keep talking about a peace agreement and that just makes me more angry……….

If Putin wants a “talk”, then get the hell out and that ends it. Am I missing something here?

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