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westslope

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Posted: Sep 11, 2021 - 10:02am

Time to congratulate the Americans friends for squandering the peace dividend that SHOULD have resulted from the implosion of the Soviet Union.

Well done.  Congratulations.  

Now please lie down on the couch and tell us more about your collective self-loathing.
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Posted: Sep 2, 2021 - 12:00pm

{#Eek}  

um, I wasn't trying to make anyone feel stupid, just pointing out that the Soviet Union collapsed thirty years ago, Azerbaijan was an independent nation before the Soviet Union was even created, has a population that is 97% Muslim and is overwhelmingly of Turkic ethnicity. Sure it has a Soviet past, but it's certainly not Russian.
People who come from small countries like I do get their feathers ruffled pretty quickly when big neighbours try to subsume them within their cultural hegemony, so proclaiming your love of Russia then posting a video of Azerbaijan jarred with me. That's all.

black321

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Posted: Sep 2, 2021 - 7:40am

Geez, can't the half dozen of us left in these forums find a way to respectfully communicate, or at least ignore what we don't like? 
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Posted: Sep 2, 2021 - 6:57am

 sirdroseph wrote:

Walk on by then, I will not demean you other than to defend myself from attacks.  Fine, I will just leave if it makes you feel better......does it make you feel better?
 
The place wouldn't be the same without you.{#Meditate}
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Posted: Sep 2, 2021 - 6:51am

 Coaxial wrote:

I know...Some people just post videos that 99% of those some just walk on by and then they want to snap at people...Can you believe it? {#Good-vibes}
 
Walk on by then, I will not demean you other than to defend myself from attacks.  Fine, I will just leave if it makes you feel better......does it make you feel better?
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Posted: Sep 2, 2021 - 6:49am

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Culturally, former Soviet satellite and historic close ties to Russia, but you knew that which raises the question why you would phrase it in such a way that it has nothing to do with Russia?{#Stupid}  The arrogance of some in this forum is hard to take sometimes.  Couldn't possibly imagine why those that have different viewpoints would not want to listen to you.{#Eek}
 
I know...Some people just post videos that 99% of those some just walk on by and then they want to snap at people...Can you believe it? {#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Sep 2, 2021 - 6:47am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Because the Azerbaijanis are a Turkic people and touting it as a satellite of Russia is pretty tone-deaf to say the least. If anything it is way closer to Turkey in terms of culture, a country which supported it in the most recent war.
 
The entire Caucas region and Eastern Europe have ties to Russia or the former Soviet Union.  If you desire to make your sociopolitical points by demeaning others and assuming ignorance in a completely non political post, then feel free but you ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow.  Y'all are some high falutin' miserable people sometimes. Just look at all the post that are happening right now in other threads and tell me otherwise.
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Posted: Sep 2, 2021 - 6:44am

 sirdroseph wrote:

Culturally, former Soviet satellite and historic close ties to Russia, but you knew that which raises the question why you would phrase it in such a way that it has nothing to do with Russia?{#Stupid}
 
Because the Azerbaijanis are a Turkic people and touting it as a satellite of Russia is pretty tone-deaf to say the least. If anything it is way closer to Turkey in terms of culture, a country which supported it in the most recent war.
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Posted: Sep 2, 2021 - 6:39am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

um, what does Azerbaijan have to do with Russia? Just asking for a friend.
 
Culturally, former Soviet satellite and historic close ties to Russia, but you knew that which raises the question why you would phrase it in such a way that it has nothing to do with Russia?{#Stupid}  The arrogance of some in this forum is hard to take sometimes.  Couldn't possibly imagine why those that have different viewpoints would not want to listen to you.{#Eek}
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Posted: Sep 2, 2021 - 6:24am

 sirdroseph wrote:
This guy is great as he travels and meets real people.  I have always had an affinity for Russia, I must have been a Russian in a past life or something.  The people are so warm and friendly. I threaten my wife that we should move there, but she does not like cold weather and is having none of it!{#Snooty}
 
 
um, what does Azerbaijan have to do with Russia? Just asking for a friend.
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Posted: Sep 2, 2021 - 6:12am

This guy is great as he travels and meets real people.  I have always had an affinity for Russia, I must have been a Russian in a past life or something.  The people are so warm and friendly. I threaten my wife that we should move there, but she does not like cold weather and is having none of it!{#Snooty}
 
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Posted: Sep 2, 2021 - 5:49am

I know this is dated, but a belated congratulations to one of the best mma fighters of all time and one of my favorites Khabib Nurmagomedov.  Love this perspective from Dagestan, they received so much joy from his victory and it was nice to see.  Through getting to know Khabib, I have developed a greater understanding of Islam and with all of its faults particularly in the treatment of women and LGBQ there is still a lot of virtue in the religion and values the West could use more of quite frankly.   The only thing more dangerous than religion is its absence:
 
 
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Posted: Apr 19, 2021 - 8:54am

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Posted: Mar 12, 2021 - 12:28pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
Is there room for Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and eventually Joe Biden?   Asking for a friend.


Lest we never forget:  Lock her up!  Lock her up!   

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Posted: Mar 12, 2021 - 8:10am

Kremlin critic Navalny moved from jail; TASS says he is now in penal colony
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Posted: Dec 14, 2020 - 11:34am

to follow up 
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Posted: Aug 20, 2020 - 6:11am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote: 

like right out of a spy novel...

hope he pulls through
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Posted: Aug 20, 2020 - 12:47am

Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition figure, unconscious in hospital, says aide

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Posted: Feb 26, 2020 - 11:53am

It's almost like I wrote this{#Mrgreen}

 

.Maybe our social media obsession is a bigger problem than Russian election interference

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/maybe-social-media-obsession-bigger-162702532.html

 

 

 

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Posted: Feb 26, 2020 - 4:30am

 Proclivities wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
Been meaning to mention this regarding all of the snarky post about Russian involvement solely to assist Trump.   Quite frankly Russia does not even care who actually wins these elections though they have to be quite pleased with the prospect of a Trump/Sanders election cycle, they win either way big time probably even more so with Comrade Sanders who they can run roughshod over.   No, it is about sowing doubt and discontent about the purity of our election process.  Nothing pleases them more than to hear the shouts of questioning the validity of the last or any election.  They rejoice at your lamentations, that is what it is really about.   They are exploiting our extreme tunnel vision of partisanship and we fall for it hook, line and sinker.
 
It looks pretty clear that their overall intention is to shake American confidence in the electoral process regardless of outcomes, but what makes you so sure they don't care about the election results?  Was it something you read on RT?  It seems to me that Putin is pretty content with the excuse-making lackey presently occupying the White House - a President who won't even admit to any sort of interference despite abundant evidence from his own intelligence agencies.

“He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be,” Trump said. “So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today. And what he did is an incredible offer. He offered to have the people working on the case come and work with their investigators, with respect to the 12 people. I think that’s an incredible offer.”
 

Trump's motivations are clearly to protect his shield and his election and are entirely selfish which is mo for virtually every Trump motivation.  And yes Trump is certainly easier to deal with from Putin's perspective than our previous leaders from either party and quite frankly I think it is a good thing.  America's culpability in Russian-American relations has not been addressed properly imo, in short we been playing dirty pool with Russia and her interest as much as they have been with us and I actually think this is a positive for us to right some of the wrongs.  Sanders would no doubt be good for Russia as well, but at too much of a cost of our interest and whether you like Trump or not, his nationalist way of thinking is no doubt from an American first viewpoint whether it turns out that way or not.  
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