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Thu Feb 24, 2022, 03:55 PM

1400 Russian protesters "detained"

When people ask why the Russian people are letting this happen, this is why. Most people in the US cant even fathom the way the heavy hand of the Putin state brutalizes its people into submission. This is the way it's always been. From the monarchies back 300 years ago to the con of the Bolsheviks, the genocides of Stalin, the crushing isolation of the Cold War to the Stalinistic sociopathy of the current regime. The Russian people have never known even a semi free and open society that has a say in their government. All they've known is oppression, torture and death for speaking up. That is why they tow the line and force themselves to believe in their leaders. The state not only brutally punishs the protestors, they go after their families in true gangster fashion. It takes great courage and sacrifice, even a life, to stand up and be heard. These protestors are heroes on another level.

This is what Putin is truly afraid of, the "cancer" of Democracy spreading from Ukraine into his kingdom. As the President said, this is a pivotal point for the life of democracies around the world and that is why we must stand firm now. These sanctions along with a directed information campaign and a wall of steel along the eastern Ukraine may be enough to give the Russian people the confidence to rise up against this madman. IMO thats the only way this ends without mushroom clouds.

https://wbznewsradio.iheart.com/content/2022-02-24-thousands-arrested-at-anti-war-protests-throughout-russia-report/

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Response to Cheezoholic (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:04 PM

1. Putin is demonstrating his power and might

Not just to the Ukraine and NATO, but to Russians.

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Response to Cheezoholic (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 05:53 PM

2. They knew it would happen if they gathered in protest.

Kudos for the Russian people for standing up anyway. Also, this level of crackdown will be difficult to sustain over time.

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