The Absurd and Whimsical Humour of Vladimir "Dobby" Putin

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Re: The Absurd and Whimsical Humour of Vladimir "Dobby" Putin

Post by Per » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:14 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:42 pm
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Now shooting at, boarding and seizing Ukrainian ships. :shock:
Sweden is next. :twisted:
You'd be forgiven for thinking that, given the effort their propaganda outlets (RT, Sputnik, Breitbart, InfoWars, et al) make at badmouthing us, but realistically, the geopolitical situation make it more plausible that Georgia, the Ukraine, the Baltic states and possibly even Finland are all ahead of us on their invasion shortlist.

The Finns are very careful about not poking the bear though, and seldom get the kind of flack we do in Russian controlled media. Our politicians are more outspoken and seldom miss a chance to criticise Russia when they violate international law, and that seems to annoy them.

Nevertheless, if Russia were to attack us, they'd probably have to take Finland first, for strategic reasons. If they invade Sweden,without first securing Finland, an attack on St Petersburg, Russia's second city could easily be launched from Finnish soil. And either way, an attack on either of us would be an attack on the EU, so they'd have to expect the ire of all of Western Europe. That's why they were so keen on helping the brexiteers; breaking up the EU would increase the power of Russia.
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Re: The Absurd and Whimsical Humour of Vladimir "Dobby" Putin

Post by micky107 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:19 am

Per wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:14 pm
Strangelove wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:42 pm
Per wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Now shooting at, boarding and seizing Ukrainian ships. :shock:
Sweden is next. :twisted:
You'd be forgiven for thinking that, given the effort their propaganda outlets (RT, Sputnik, Breitbart, InfoWars, et al) make at badmouthing us, but realistically, the geopolitical situation make it more plausible that Georgia, the Ukraine, the Baltic states and possibly even Finland are all ahead of us on their invasion shortlist.

The Finns are very careful about not poking the bear though, and seldom get the kind of flack we do in Russian controlled media. Our politicians are more outspoken and seldom miss a chance to criticise Russia when they violate international law, and that seems to annoy them.

Nevertheless, if Russia were to attack us, they'd probably have to take Finland first, for strategic reasons. If they invade Sweden,without first securing Finland, an attack on St Petersburg, Russia's second city could easily be launched from Finnish soil. And either way, an attack on either of us would be an attack on the EU, so they'd have to expect the ire of all of Western Europe. That's why they were so keen on helping the brexiteers; breaking up the EU would increase the power of Russia.
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Re: The Absurd and Whimsical Humour of Vladimir "Dobby" Putin

Post by Per » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:15 pm

This is kind off odd...



Especially when you consider that they are on opposing sides in pretty much every conflict in the Middle East.
Syria. Yemen. Iran. You name it.

Maybe they're just like "we don't take no shit from no journalists, am I right?"
"Right on, bro! Love what you did to that Khashoggi feller!"

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Re: The Absurd and Whimsical Humour of Vladimir "Dobby" Putin

Post by Per » Tue May 21, 2019 8:00 am

We all know that the Russians are funding the alt right, but it still has some shock value.

Big political scandal in Austria now since a video from 2017 surfaced showing the leader of the alt right FPÖ*, who are the junior partners of a government coalition with the conservative ÖVP*, at a hotel on the Spanish Island Ibiza, offering a Russian woman with supposed ties to an oligarch kickbacks and government contracts in exchange for help rigging the elections.

The prime minister, Kurtz, has called for new elections, and all the FPÖ ministers have had to resign.

As a direct result of this Vengaboys' hit from the 1990's, We're Going To Ibiza, has become the most streamed song on Spotify in Austria! :lol:

Mazel tov! :drink:



* FPÖ = Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (the Freedom Party of Austria or perhaps the Libertarian Party of Austria?) = alt right, founded by an SS officer
* ÖVP = Österreichische Volks-Partei (the Austrian People's Party) = conservative , mind you, the names could easily confuse you it's the other way around, but...
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Re: The Absurd and Whimsical Humour of Vladimir "Dobby" Putin

Post by Per » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:03 am

Municipal elections in Russia. Early reports hint at a 17% participation rate.
Guess people found it useless to vote, since all opposition candidates had been stricken from the polls.... 

:(

The good news is that Russians have begun to take to the streets to protest the blatant lack of democracy.
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