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reachsam: From Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister's speech:
“It is difficult to predict how long this will all last, but it is clear that the consequences will be felt by everybody without exception.”
“Western politicians should understand their efforts to isolate our country are in vain.”
“In the future, the world economy will be de-Americanized.” he continued.
“We did everything to avoid a direct clash - but now that the challenge has been thrown down, we of course accept it."
“We are no strangers to sanctions: they were almost always there in one form or another.”
Mr. Lavrov accused the West of stealing the assets from countries that lost their trading and economic partner reputation.
As I already stated, the challenge has been accepted by the sole power on this planet that has the potential for a civilizational alternative.
reachsam: The Ukro 'nationalist' backbone has the full will and readiness to commit another Volyn 1943 massacre again - only this time in the Donbass and against the ethnic Russians!!! If the Russian Federation forces did not initiate their preemptive counter-offensive then the total scale of butchered civilians would have been times larger than what the Ukrainians committed against the Poles during WW2. Their fiendish proclivity can be traced much farther into the past than most philistines suspect - a bootlicking servile yet monstrous force at the service of whoever was their foreign master at any given historic period.
twilightsleep01: "Stepan Bandera remains a highly controversial figure in Ukraine, with some Ukrainians hailing him as a liberator who fought against the Soviet, Polish and Nazi states while trying to establish an independent Ukraine, while other Ukrainians condemn him as a fascist and a war criminal who was, together with his followers, largely responsible for the massacres of Polish civilians and partially for the Holocaust in Ukraine."
reachsam: This is how the Ukro 'nationalists' preach about him today but in reality their focus was mostly against the Jews, Poles and Russians, rather than the Germans, because invasion by the latter only enabled and catalyzed the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) into action.
reachsam: While the Nazis near Azovstal are living their last days, and the Armed Forces of Ukraine are dying in batches on all fronts, Israeli mercenaries are resting in the Dnepropetrovsk Menorah Hotel.
"The Soviet Union is facing incredible temptations, but the state is ready to overcome them. The Russians were lucky - they have socialism and Stalin. Happy people with a wise leader."
"Now I am glad that the United States government ignored my project on new weapons. It would probably be used not against Hitler, but against the Soviet Union. Hitler is only a competitor for world domination."
"What can a Serb expect in the United States? Just a misunderstanding. It is difficult to live in a world where the word honor and dignity has been replaced by the word dollar."
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Sliced Bread: "The medium is the message" is a phrase coined by the Canadian communication theorist Marshall McLuhan. Henceforth, unfortunately, unfiltered media consumption has become passé. Time for ur cranial software update, Number Eight.
Elite Hans: "In the 670s, some Bulgar tribes, the Danube Bulgars led by Asparukh and the Bulgars, led by Kouber, crossed the Danube river and settled in the Balkans with a single migration wave, the former of which Michael the Syrian described as numbering 10,000."
It's a pointless name without worthwhile meaning, if you compare it to Roman or Deutsch for example. Or even Macedonian. But that's a very large topic for discussion.
reachsam: "According to reports in German media, female Ukrainian refugees are being raped in Western asylum centers by Nigerians and Iraqis. Welcome to the EU!"
reachsam: "Orchestras Pull Tchaikovsky From Concerts Over Russia's War on Ukraine"
So the West imposed sanctions on old Peter posthumously so that his music could not cross the national borders?
reachsam: So this is a total hybrid war now - across the economic, financial, military and socio-political fronts. Only mother Russia is capable of such - no one else in the entire solar system.
Marjanne: “In der internationalen Politik geht es nie um Demokratie oder Menschenrechte. Es geht um die Interessen von Staaten. Merken Sie sich das, egal, was man Ihnen im Geschichtsunterricht erzählt.”
Egon Bahr , (Rede vor Schülern in Heidelberg, 2013)
reachsam: "Karl Marx was wrong! It is not religion that is the opium of the people, but capitalism. Give them good shopping opportunities and they will forget about liberty, equality, and fraternity, and cease to care about who governs them and how. And while they worship at the shopping malls, the governing class gets on with managing the state according to its own ideas. But this is with the consent of the people, who value prosperity more than they fear for their freedom." Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security by John Kampfner