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Russia - the Bear has become the world's bully again

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by rogue49, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Russia suspected of stealing thousands of State Department emails

    And they just figured out it got deeper and broader.
    I make ya a bet that it gets even more DEEP and extensive.

    Basically, they likely had insiders throwing them bones over the fence.

    This going to be peeling an onion.
    Making us cry the whole way.

    Keep drilling, there's more to uncover.
    Russia and China are like a bunch of cockroaches. (not the people....their governments)
    --- Double Post Merged, Apr 6, 2021, Original Post Date: Mar 30, 2021 ---
    Russia is amassing unprecedented military might in the Arctic

    Oh no...they so innocent :rolleyes: nothing going on here...
  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    U.S. to Sanction Russia, Expel Diplomats Over Alleged Election Interference, Hacking — The Wall Street Journal

    And meh...

    This both a starting shot across the bow of Russia

    But it’s not being paid attention to by the media much
    And it seems like a hand-slap in comparison to all the audacious actions Russia has done recently.

    Kinda like saying to the bully, “I’m telling on you”
    To which the bully shrugs
    And the other kids go through their day oblivious.

    The US and allies need to get Russia to back off.
    Honestly, it will likely just deny and double-down

    Instigation and chaos are it’s MO
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  3. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted

    Where ever I roam
    It seems like something the US government just had to do to go through the motions.

    There are secret threats that they could probably make. And maybe even other quieter government regulations they could pass that would hurt them more. But there has been a bureaucratic fight between Russia and the US for the past decade.

    This is one that the implementation was started under the Obama administration, but was changed. It is now back in effect. It might not be written with Russia in mind, but any oil and gas development by US companies have to disclose where the money went and who they "bribed".
    SEC.gov | SEC Adopts Final Rules for the Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers

    The previous administration did put in some sanctions that were passed by the Congress, but who knows why and how badly they impacted Russia.
    Gibson Dunn | Trump Administration Imposes Unprecedented Russia Sanctions
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  4. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

  5. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted

    Where ever I roam
    I wonder if Putin would give the Biden admin info about what happened for reduced sanctions and to put it behind us?
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  6. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Good question
    Depends on if P thinks T might win another term
    And it’s to his advantage to get more US damage.

    Frankly, I think T is a lose cannon, even for P

    And you’re right, he might throw him under the bus
    He has to keep the Ogliarchs happy, that’s his real power base.

    The ruble has already taken a dive from this.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 4, 2021, Original Post Date: Apr 16, 2021 ---
    Putin questions U.S. prosecution of Capitol rioters, saying mob carried only ‘political requests’

    No use being an asshole unless you can prove it... :mad:

    Putin has been mocking the Jan 6th riot for some time, this is his latest volley.

    Yeah, because we see what you do with "political requests"

    He would tolerate protests at the Kremlin so well. :rolleyes:

    As I've posted earlier today elsewhere..."Fuck you and the horse you rode in on" (sans shirt or not :eek:)
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 8, 2021 ---
    'I feel good': Biden sends message to Putin about US ability to retaliate for ransomware attacks

    YET, Russia is still doing it. OR allowing it from their country.
    BUT we're not truly doing anything.
    Just effectively shaking our fists at them, saying "we'll get you for that" (then zilch) :confused:

    Frankly, I'm as pissed at our government as much as Russia or China.
    We're pathetic. :oops:

    Last big thing we did was Stuxnet (with Israeli help) vs Iran. YEARS ago.
    T is gone. His supplicant game to Putin is gone.
    KICK ASS!!! :mad:
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  7. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House

    Yep, doesn’t surprise me, Putin had a plan to put T in office as US President.
    He saw a valuable asset to leverage.

    And it wouldn’t surprise me, if he’s still propping up his base, allies and popularity…to get a 2nd try to cause havoc and chaos.

    But this IS just the start
    It’s all unfolding
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 1, 2021, Original Post Date: Jul 15, 2021 ---
    Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors

    Just another Russian or Chinese hack and theft of US Federal government systems and information... :oops:

    You'd think the feds would have learned by now, but no
    They're inept and gullible...easy prey. :mad:

    You keep being a target UNTIL you learn to defend yourself.
    Easy pickins' :rolleyes:
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