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Thu Sep 15, 2022, 09:45 AM

Team Putin Threatens Maniacal Response to Bitter War Losses

This is precisely why I'm worried about Russia telling Russians to leave Crimea. Why are they telling their people to get out? Are they planning to do something awful there?

Daily Beast
Julia Davis
Published Sep. 15, 2022 4:47AM

The humiliating defeats of Russia’s Armed Forces in Ukraine are prompting the Kremlin’s mouthpieces to propose increasingly violent tactics. Lobbying for a “scorched earth” policy on state television, Russian pundits and expert guests have been openly comparing the Ukrainian battleground to Chechnya, Syria, and even the infamous Beslan school massacre, where Russian special forces killed many hostages along with their terrorist captors.

Appearing on Wednesday’s broadcast of the state TV show 60 Minutes, military expert Igor Korotchenko said: “This is a new reality, which is why we should be acting quickly, harshly and uncompromisingly. First of all, we need to scale up our strikes against critical infrastructure in such a way that one region after the next, one district after another, Ukraine is plunged into darkness... By December, 20 million residents of Ukraine should flee to the West, to the European Union. This is our goal and the task we should accomplish.”

Korotchenko proposed: “Perhaps we should openly declare: ‘Leave. Zelensky is turning this territory into a real hell. No one knows what will happen here next. Twenty million, go to Europe.’ After that, we sink region after region into darkness. This is our enemy nation, the modern Third Reich, and we should act accordingly.”

Similar proposals permeated Russian airwaves, with experts arguing that the rules of the civilized world prohibiting war crimes are merely recommendations, compliance with which is optional. On Monday, appearing on The Evening With Vladimir Solovyov, Andrey Sidorov, deputy dean of world politics at the Moscow State University, explained why those international conventions are irrelevant: “The rules of war, according to international conventions, are of an advisory nature: not to strike [certain objects], if possible. But it’s no longer possible.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-state-media-threatens-scorched-earth-response-to-bitter-losses-in-ukraine?ref=home

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Wicked Blue Sep 15 OP
Scrivener7 Sep 15 #1
TxGuitar Sep 15 #2
Cracklin Charlie Sep 15 #5
2naSalit Sep 15 #9
roamer65 Sep 15 #3
Irish_Dem Sep 15 #8
Phoenix61 Sep 15 #4
gratuitous Sep 15 #6
Biophilic Sep 15 #7

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 09:49 AM

1. He and tfg have the same playbook. And there was a post here a couple of days ago

where the Russian TV talk show mouthpiece was definitely pushing for use of nukes.

Putin needs to fall out of a 5th floor window.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 09:54 AM

2. How about the 50th floor

Just to be safe. And to give him more time to appreciate the view.

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Response to TxGuitar (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:14 AM

5. Better safe than sorry.

Maybe give him a pinwheel for the trip.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 11:51 AM

9. Like years ago...

But today would be acceptable.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 09:55 AM

3. Xi has warned Putin to stay the hell out of Kazakhstan.

The Chinese are now starting to assert their power in Central Asia.

https://eurasianet.org/china-warns-against-meddling-in-kazakhstan-ahead-of-putin-meeting

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 11:47 AM

8. I think Xi is telling Putin to cut out the crap, and just get out of Ukraine.

Every day Putin acts like a madman, it hurts Xi's plan to become a superpower.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:01 AM

4. Interesting that it seems those most loyal to Putin

are the ones falling… falling out of windows, off a boat.. or suddenly, inexplicably suffocating to death while outside. Me thinks there’s a coup afoot.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:20 AM

6. A coup could be in the making

It's also possible that those closest to Putin have inside information about just how rickety his regime is, and they'd rather off themselves now than take their chances throwing themselves on the mercy of the people that Putin's regime has wronged. In my experience, Russians know how to hold a grudge.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:32 AM

7. Oh, so compliance regarding war crimes is optional.

Interesting. Geeze, I never knew that. /S

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