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I generally agree, and if we get to the point where we will have to rely on technology for things like food production, then it will be important for countries to have fully independent domestic supply chains because the global supply chains are incredibly fragile. China is probably in the best position for that right now.


Amazing that you understand that your country has consistently been on the wrong side of history since WW2, but also believe this this is the first time it’s not.


It’s 642.5 light years away, so it will have blown up that long ago if we see it blow up now. However, it’s not really clear that it will actually blow.



I don’t need to check again, US has absolutely no business in South China sea. Whatever disputes Vietnam and China may have, are absolutely unrelated to US constantly escalating tensions there. I’ll try and explain this to you again, US comes half way across the world to surround China with military bases, and to constantly fly military aircraft and sail military ships right by China. This is an act of aggression, and it’s absolutely surreal that you continue trying to pretend that it’s China that’s the aggressor here.


The context for the discussion is US flying spy planes in South China sea. Vietnam has nothing to do with that last I checked. And I’ll spell it out for you too, here’s what relations between China and Vietnam actually look like:


Ah yes, US is just trying to protect Vietnam from big bad China because US has a long history of helping countries like Vietnam. Cool story bro.






If by that you mean Ukraine losing a bunch of people and equipment to accomplish nothing then sure.


Can’t wait to see what tune you’ll be singing next year when your regime abandons Ukraine.


I recommend reading this book produced by US military, it makes it pretty clear that allies played a minor role in WW2. USSR was who defeated the nazis:

a few quotes from it

Meanwhile, calling this Putin’s war is an incredibly reductionist. The war is a result of tensions that were largely escalated by NATO, and plenty of experts in the west have been warning about this for many years now. Here’s what Chomsky has to say on the issue recently:

https://truthout.org/articles/us-approach-to-ukraine-and-russia-has-left-the-domain-of-rational-discourse/

https://truthout.org/articles/noam-chomsky-us-military-escalation-against-russia-would-have-no-victors/

50 prominent foreign policy experts (former senators, military officers, diplomats, etc.) sent an open letter to Clinton outlining their opposition to NATO expansion back in 1997:

George Kennan, arguably America's greatest ever foreign policy strategist, the architect of the U.S. cold war strategy warned that NATO expansion was a "tragic mistake" that ought to ultimately provoke a "bad reaction from Russia" back in 1998.

Jack F. Matlock Jr., US Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987-1991, warning in 1997 that NATO expansion was "the most profound strategic blunder, [encouraging] a chain of events that could produce the most serious security threat [...] since the Soviet Union collapsed"

Academics, such as John Mearsheimer, gave talks explaining why NATO actions would ultimately lead to conflict this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrMiSQAGOS4

These and many other voices were marginalized, silenced, and ignored. Yet, now people are trying to rewrite history and pretend that Russia attacked Ukraine out of the blue and completely unprovoked.

What’s going to happen in the end is that US is going to stop funding the coup regime in Ukraine just like they stopped propping up their puppet regimes in Vietnam and Afghanistan. This is likely to happen soon because election season is coming up, and Biden isn’t going to want to have this debacle hanging over him. At that point the war will be over. It’s absolutely stunning to see that grown ass adults can’t understand this.


As Obama clearly explained years ago, there’s only one way this war can end:

Obama declares Ukraine to be not a core American interest and that he is reluctant to intervene in the country, because Russia will always be able to maintain escalatory dominance there. “The fact is that Ukraine, which is a non-NATO country, is going to be vulnerable to military domination by Russia no matter what we do.”—President Obama

The only question is how many people are going to die in the process. Fuck anybody who supports continuation of this war. All the west is doing is prolonging the suffering. In the end this will end the same way as every other noble adventure the west was involved in. It’s absolutely incredible to see that people are utterly incapable of learning from prior experience.


RAND represents the views of the neocons who run your country, and it outlines the exact scenario we’re seeing unfold in Ukraine as a way for US to weaken Russia. It’s absolutely incredible that Americans continue to believe that each time their country gets involved in a new war that this is going to be the one time you’re on the right side of history.

I just love how you keep acting smug here while showing utter lack of understanding regarding the subject you’re opining on. Maybe instead of telling me what I do or don’t understand go read the report your deplorable regime wrote.


This is one of the big advantages of using open platforms that operate over a common protocol. Commercial companies are engaged in a zero sum game fighting for users, so they want to create silos for their content. On the other hand, Fediverse is a positive sum game where all the platforms benefit from users being able to see content from other platforms.



Pull out of the proxy war that US engineered and is currently fuelling. This war will be over as soon as US stops pouring billions into it.


You’re right, US is going to pull out after only two years instead of 20.



Translation: Blinken says that US wants to drag the war out as long as possible.







People in the west are getting increasingly salty seeing China outpace the west in science and technology. After decades of being told that China isn’t able to innovate and it’s just stealing western tech the fact that China is rapidly outpacing the west technologically is a hard pill for them to swallow.


… who was an ambassador for 1 1/2 years and had no political functions before and after. He is a real estate guy, film producer and horse race aficionado. So no real source.

Not sure what your point here is, pretty much all western politicians have these sorts of backgrounds.

A proxy war by definition has both parties non active and letting others fight for them. So this is no proxy war from the Russian side

It’s a proxy war by NATO against Russia, and yes this war is costing Russia lives. However, it’s becoming clear that this war is starting to cost the west quite a bit as well. The economy in Europe is suffering quite a bit right now, and the cost of living continues to climb which is leading to a lot of political unrest.

But I think most of them would have preferred if Russia had respected the Budapest Memorandum.

Russia tried Ukraine and the west to respect the Minsk agreements for nearly a decade. Now western leaders openly admit that they never intended to, and this was all a ploy to arm Ukraine for the coming conflict.

And of course, RAND published a whole study on extending Russia where it suggests precisely the kind of conflict that we’re seeing https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR3063.html

Furthermore, plenty of western experts have been warning about NATO expansion for decades. Here’s what Chomsky has to say on the issue recently:

https://truthout.org/articles/us-approach-to-ukraine-and-russia-has-left-the-domain-of-rational-discourse/

https://truthout.org/articles/noam-chomsky-us-military-escalation-against-russia-would-have-no-victors/

50 prominent foreign policy experts (former senators, military officers, diplomats, etc.) sent an open letter to Clinton outlining their opposition to NATO expansion back in 1997:

George Kennan, arguably America's greatest ever foreign policy strategist, the architect of the U.S. cold war strategy warned that NATO expansion was a "tragic mistake" that ought to ultimately provoke a "bad reaction from Russia" back in 1998.

Jack F. Matlock Jr., US Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987-1991, warning in 1997 that NATO expansion was "the most profound strategic blunder, [encouraging] a chain of events that could produce the most serious security threat [...] since the Soviet Union collapsed"

Even Gorbachev warned about this. All these experts were marginalized, silenced, and ignored. Yet, now people are trying to rewrite history and pretend that Russia attacked Ukraine out of the blue and completely unprovoked.






It’s a proxy war between US and Russia as the former US ambassador to Finland openly states.









Again, the difference is that US surrounded China with military bases, has been trying to build things like QUAD to contain China, and has now started an economic war with China. Saying that both whine is simply false equivalence. US is a clear aggressor here, and China has shown incredible amounts of patience dealing with US over the years.







Basically, once US is pushed out of the region then there will finally be a road towards peaceful development. I think that US position is becoming untenable there because they have practically no allies aside from Israel. Once they’re forced out of Syria then they’re limited in what they can do to keep supporting terrorist groups.



The reality is that everybody knows that US bans Chinese companies in order to hobble China technologically and economically. US officials say this openly. China is retaliating in kind now and turns out US can dish it out but can’t take it. At the end of the day US can’t dictate to China what technology China will use or what companies they will work with. Deciding that is China’s sovereign right.





US has been agitating in Kosovo since the invasion of Yugoslavia, so clearly there is an angle for US there. There’s a reason NATO still has an occupation force there.





Yeah, China tends to do things slowly and deliberately. I don’t expect we’ll see any hot headed reaction from there. They’re definitely getting increasingly more firm in their positions, and we haven’t seen US called out the way China has since the days of USSR now.


It’s gonna be interesting to see if the west has the capacity to get involved at this point.


Hopefully we don’t see another war in the Balkans, but it does seem like the situation is getting very tense.