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U.S. has sent private warnings to Russia against using a nuclear weapon

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/09/22/russia-nuclear-threat-us-options/
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u/_Justag1rl_ 9d ago edited 9d ago

Putin's entire speech around the use of nuclear weapons was ridiculous - claiming to defend the “territorial integrity” of the Russian-occupied lands and their people.

Mate, no one is invading your territory, you are the invador.

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u/CovfefeFan 9d ago

Yeah, this is like breaking into your neighbor's house, claiming it as your own, then shooting the neighbors when they come home in "self defense". Truly next-level crazy stuff.

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u/Cautemoc 9d ago

It's even worse. It's more like invading your neighbor's house, shooting them when they get home, then when the police threaten to kick you out, burning the house down around yourself while saying it's all to protect your house across the street.

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u/too-many-saiyanss 9d ago

It's also funny that he thinks nuking it would maintain its "territorial integrity"

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u/hectoByte 9d ago

I think Putin was trying to imply that Ukraine is Russia and he would use nukes to protect Ukraine from itself? So basically he is going to nuke his own land in order to protect it?

How can anyone fall for this crap.

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u/Girth_rulez 9d ago

Sounds very similar to "We had to burn the village to save it."

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u/GimmickNG 9d ago

"The beatings will continue until morale improves."

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u/zephyy 9d ago Gold Giggle

Nuking territory you claim is yours would be a bold strategy. Just need to set up the colonizers with Rad-X.

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u/moeburn 9d ago Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

It's the Ricky and Julian strategy. "I'm not stealing, I'm just moving their stuff to the curb, and then it's garbage once it's on the curb so I can take it."

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u/dudemanbroguypalbud 9d ago Gold

“One persons garbage is another persons good un-garbage”

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u/metlcorpz 9d ago

What’s the worst case Ontario?

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u/Unusual-Tie8498 9d ago

Sometimes she goes sometimes she doesn’t. It’s the way she goes.

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u/TrebuchetTaxiService 9d ago

The fuck you talking bout, Putin? Where's the goddamn liquor money?

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u/Faptasmic 9d ago

Jesus christ boys fuck off with the erections!

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u/quantumyourgo 9d ago

So Awesome that this is Canada’s gift to the world. RIP Lahey … see you in the Abyss

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u/Broach3 9d ago

The shitabyss

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u/Farmer8379 9d ago

Is this you or the liquor talking! I am the liquor!

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u/_Tactleneck_ 9d ago

It’s simple, getting two birds stoned at once, boys!

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u/Context__Matters 9d ago

"One one-thousand, garbage."

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u/Skinc 9d ago

To be fair, Julian never wanted anything to do with stealing those greasy barbecues. That was all Ricky, Corey, and Trevor.

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u/ApacheRedtail 9d ago

I think you mean Corey Treverson

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u/ionabike666 9d ago

It's not rocket appliance

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u/earthscribe 9d ago

Putin seems determined to take everyone down with him no matter what the consequences.

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u/thoughtsome 9d ago

Or they nuke Kyiv as retaliation for invading "Russian" territory.

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u/monkeygoneape 9d ago

What, too cheap for radaway

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u/Eledridan 9d ago

Jet exports up 4000%.

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u/mog_knight 9d ago

Russians getting their Buffout ready.

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u/Breaker-of-circles 9d ago

Doesn't matter, you'll die of giant bug mutants there anyway.

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u/northshore12 9d ago

Maybe you peasants will. I, however, will be rolling in caps.

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u/Breaker-of-circles 9d ago

Will you be putting 17 caps, a fork, 4 rounds of 10mm, and some radroach meat in your cabinet too?

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u/gibmiser 9d ago

Isn't Russia the Scorched Earth tactic poster child?

edit: "The desperate Russians, however, adopted a "scorched-earth" policy: whenever they retreated, they burned the places they left behind. Napoleon's army had trouble finding supplies, and it grew progressively weaker the farther it marched." Link

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u/Safe-Voice-8179 9d ago Gold Helpful

Russia is desperate. Putin won’t accept an embarrassing result. We can only hope that the Russian citizens grow tired of losing sons, brothers and fathers to war faster than Putin loses his patience.

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u/ABKB 9d ago

I think this ends the same the way the Third Punic War ended.

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u/Skitz-Scarekrow 9d ago Silver Helpful Take My Energy

My friend is a little slow and unfamiliar with history. Could you explain it for them?

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u/UnweildyEulerDiagram 9d ago Helpful

"Carthage must be destroyed."

According to legend, the Romans laid siege to the city of Carthage, sold all the prisoners they took into slavery, sacked the city, killed the remaining inhabitants, set the whole city on fire, razed all the remaining structures, and then ploughed salt into the ground so that nothing would ever grow there again.

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u/Ricardoronaldo 9d ago

Salt didn't happen, Carthage became a Roman colony

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u/tunczyko 9d ago

not immediately though, the site was abandoned for a hundred years. it wasn't resettled until Caesar ordered new city to be built there

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u/Kinners_Dinners 9d ago

With black jack, and hookers!

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u/Beginning_Ball9475 9d ago

not in the same place, though, they forced all of the Carthaginians 20km or so away and made them rebuild from scratch

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u/Enzown 9d ago

Legend is right. There is no historical record of this from the time, it's a story that arose many decades later.

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u/Slut_for_Bacon 9d ago

I mean, there absolutely was a Punic Empire who's Capital, Carthage, was sacked by Rome.

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u/old_antedecent 9d ago

Yes, but the claim that the Romans salted the earth is a 19th-century fabrication.

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u/ItsaRickinabox 9d ago

It would also require an insane amount of salt, which was a very pricey necessity of the time

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u/Stone_Man_Sam 9d ago

Unfortunately, if you replace salt with nuclear radiation, it's the same effect, but for much longer... and that can be a reality.

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u/Nekrofeeelyah 9d ago Table Slap

Oh. Oh good. I'm so glad that exists.

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u/RETURN_OF_JD 9d ago

Roman legions completely and totally destroyed Carthage. killed everyone and left nothing but smoldering embers.

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u/FugDuggler 9d ago

Aha. So the Romans will destroy Russia. I believe I understand

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u/byzantinebobby 9d ago Wholesome

Cathage is still salty about that one.

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u/Jackthejew 9d ago

I get it

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u/Safe-Voice-8179 9d ago

Let’s hope not.

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u/UNCOMMON__CENTS 9d ago

One way or another Putin will "accept" an embarrassing result.

Weak autocrats present this "I might do something crazy" image because they've already lost the "I'm a rational strategist" image.

Plenty of people are convinced that Kim Jung Un is a capricious tyrant when in reality he is a western educated, Ivy League ruler. He had to rely on the "I'm so unpredictable and crazy!" mantra BECAUSE HE'S WEAK.

It's all fake.

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u/SofieTerleska 9d ago

The difference is that Putin has already done something crazy and is proceeding to double and triple down. Notice how Kim hasn't managed to cause more than a hundred thousand deaths in a horrifically misguided attempt to invade South Korea. (Yes, I know that SK and Ukraine aren't in the same position but bear with me.) He keeps his shit in his own house and just fires a missile into the Sea of Japan every now and then.

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u/Appropriate_Chart_23 9d ago

I want to believe the end of society as we know it doesn’t come to some insecure little bitch deciding that he’s been embarrassed on the world stage.

I really don’t want to go out because of something so entirely stupid like that.

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u/Seralth 9d ago

Dont read a history book. At the end of the day an unrasonably large number of major decisions that ended entire civilizations can be boiled down to, a dude getting some tail, saving face to not look like a fool, or refusing to back down even after admitting he was wrong.

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u/TheSaxonPlan 9d ago Wholesome Giggle

And they say women are too emotional to lead...

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u/insectpeople 9d ago

Positions of power seem like magnets to men with tiny fragile ego’s. Story as old as time

Just look at the type of guys who tend to join the police force

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u/greenroom628 9d ago

Is it that crazy, though? The world barely stood up to him with Crimea as well as Syria and other conflicts he's started or escalated. Rather than crazy, I think it was a miscalculation on his part regarding how the world would react with invading the rest of Ukraine and allow war crimes and blatant genocide to occur.

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u/SofieTerleska 9d ago

That's true. When he started building up troops I can see why he would have expected that the world would scold him, send a few strongly-worded letters, and then move on. But when the US started screaming from the housetops that he was going to do it and threatening reprisals if he did -- and this with information that turned out to be incredibly accurate -- that was definitely not business as usual. And this was months before he actually invaded.

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u/Design--Make--Refine 9d ago

I’m not convinced that the US threat of reprisals sensationalised this war.

I think Zelenskyy denying the ride out of Kyiv, and work by Ukrainian media to spotlight Ukrainian courage and the reality of war with a superpower had more to do with it.

It’s courage rarely seen in a leader, and David vs Goliath of Ukraine against Russia. I think it was shocking for people to see such courage, and people were made to see the courage and the adversity.

The US threatening reprisals and having good informational sources is nothing new at all.

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u/Horse_Paste_Salesman 9d ago

Kim Jong Un isn't an Ivy League grad. Prep school in Switzerland for a few years isn't really comparable, and unfortunately doesn't mean he's a Westerner at heart, and just pretending to be what he is.

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u/fusiondesigner 9d ago

Ya and he dint play nice wit kids at school

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u/VI4VI4VI4 9d ago

So private we’re reporting on it!

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u/Ninnux 9d ago

Back channel and then leaked on purpose. Pretty standard in DC.

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u/JDShadow 9d ago

Worked in DC for years. This is absolutely correct. Staggering how much is leaked intentionally to gauge public reaction.

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u/Kondrias 9d ago

And to also make stuff seem official and help let people know. Look we ARE doing something.

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u/mercer1775 9d ago

It’s may seem silly but it’s important to maintain the momentum of positive public opinion on Ukraine. Without Western aid she’s doomed, and the only way that could happen is if the Western public becomes disenfranchised with the war.

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u/trelium06 9d ago

Whenever a junior member of Congress says some crazy stuff, are they doing so with permission as a trial balloon? Cuz it feels that way

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u/Literature-South 9d ago

I don't think anyone, junior or senior, makes it to work on the hill while having loose lips. I'm certain almost every leak we get is orchestrated.

The exceptions are things like Snowden and Reality Winner's leaks.

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u/Ag0r 9d ago

If there's a "leak" and it isn't national news how multiple 3 letter agencies are chasing whoever did it... It wasn't an accident.

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u/ScharhrotVampir 9d ago

This actually applies to almost every industry with "leaks". I watch a lot of tech youtubers, and a ton of their content is "here's the latest leaks my sources have given me on the new stuff coming out". I, personally, don't believe ANYTHING is actually leaked these days unless it's the result of hackers (GTA 6 is a good recent example) or whistle blowers (literally dozens just in US politics). Everything else, like this article, are 90-99% guaranteed that whoever oversees public relations has "here's what we can tell people" list to either build up hype for new things, or in this case, attempt to pat out the raging inferno that is everyone's fear of nuclear annihilation.

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u/madonnamillerevans 9d ago

GPU leaks especially. My tin foil hat conspiracy theory is that they feed certain info in small doses to get people used to a certain idea so that they can get ahead of it. For example, the rumours of the 4000 series having “insanely high power requirements” (I heard up to 850w at the highest), but when they were actually announced the Founders Edition were just above the 3000 series at 450w for the 4090 and everyone was like “oh that’s not that bad”.

But when you look at the AIB partners they actually do have quite high power draw with up to 600w for the 4090, but nobody is really as angry about it as they would be if it were just announced.

It’s a good way to get people used to a worst case scenario and then come in under it and avoid the pushback.

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u/TDMsquire 9d ago

This one knows

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u/Literature-South 9d ago

That makes sense.

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u/CAPSLOCK_USERNAME 9d ago

I don't think anyone, junior or senior, makes it to work on the hill while having loose lips.

Madison Cawthorn? Didn't stay for long though, his own party got pissed at him for spreading gossip over them and spent a lot of money digging up dirt to make sure he wouldn't get re-elected.

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u/Appropriate-Dog6645 9d ago

Well. Government is for ppl. Not just bureaucrats

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u/RandomTask09 9d ago

“The ship of state is the only ship that leaks from the top” - Sir Humphrey Appleby.

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u/slipperyShoesss 9d ago

“This is a private message from the American embassy. Don’t tell anyone!”

<opens letter and reads>

You’re fucked.

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u/RVA2DC 9d ago

Private =/= secret.

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u/PlankWithANailIn 9d ago

We also don't know the exact wording of the message. Its to let people know that yes our governments are still talking to each other even during this madness.

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u/Loud_Pain4747 9d ago

Relax, it's secure behind a paywall.

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u/jawshoeaw 9d ago

Well not the contents of the warning, that of course is kept secret. “Dear Putin: no nukes”

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u/Anonymous_Otters 9d ago

I imagine it's more like, "Don't forget, we still have a first strike policy and you are the next most dangerous possessor of nuclear weapons. If you start firing nukes, we have no choice but to assume you are firing on us, we won't wait to see where they're going beforehand."

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u/fredandlunchbox 9d ago

I could see Russia saying fuck the treaties and doing an above ground test just to get everyone riled up.

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u/sir-cums-a-lot-776 9d ago

The Soviet union couldn't win the arms race against the US

Modern day Russia is a shadow of the Soviet union's relative industrial strength. They have no chance

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u/UnusualFruitHammock 9d ago

Shit leave the US out of it and they still can't win an arms race against Europe.

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u/grammaton_choleric 9d ago

Seems they lost the arms race against Ukrainian farmers

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u/DirkBabypunch 9d ago

That's only true from a very specific perspective. I would argue they were the biggest supplier of arms and armor to Ukrainian farmers in the early stages.

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u/-AlternativeSloth- 9d ago

These sweet tractors can pull so many shitty russian tanks. *Slaps top of tractor*

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u/Saltywinterwind 9d ago

And the US would never ever stay out of it if they did. We’d probably start sending guns and shit a couple hours after something went down.

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u/YourFriendlyAutist 9d ago

Lockheed Martin slowly rubbing hands

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u/tsilihin666 9d ago

Northrup Grumann becomes visibly aroused

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u/ChairForceOne 9d ago

Raytheon watching this on radar

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u/Towel4 9d ago Take My Energy

Boeing has a mechanical issue but is trying his hardest

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u/Belurso 9d ago

"stop, we can only get so erect"

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u/USCplaya 9d ago

The US couldn't stay out of it if the attack was in any way against or impacted any NATO country. Article 5 requires any attack on a NATO country be treated as an attack on all NATO countries.

If Putin bombed Berlin, or Warsaw. It might as well be an attack on Manhattan

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u/11711510111411009710 9d ago

If Putin bombed any country with a nuke the US wouldn't and couldn't stay out of it. It's just simply not an option. It requires a response.

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u/CLint_FLicker 9d ago

Sounds like it'd be a strategy for Putin to get someone leading the USA who'd take them out of NATO...

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u/Neracca 9d ago Wholesome

I just want to know if we're launching nukes so I can avoid studying or not.

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u/paxilsavedme 9d ago

Hell yeah, and I am not going to work if the US launches nukes.

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u/porgy_tirebiter 9d ago

Personally I’m holding off on the dishes

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u/Spidey209 9d ago Helpful

I have stopped buying green bananas.

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u/gooberfishie 9d ago

Now that's serious

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u/Frozboz 9d ago

One of the saddest things I read about the Russia-Ukraine war was a quote from a guy about how the war has made it difficult for him to make it to work. In this chaos this poor guy still has to clock in. I had never considered that before.

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u/zomboromcom 9d ago

"Skin that smoke wagon and see what happens."

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u/medieval_mosey 9d ago

You gonna do something or just stand there and bleed?

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u/Pudding_Hero 9d ago

Why Johnny Ringo. You look like someone just walked over your grave.

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u/antihaze 9d ago

You may go now.

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u/Toxic-Park 9d ago

Oh Russia, I forgot you were thayah. You may go now.

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u/TabsAZ 9d ago

That’s Latin darlin’. Evidently Mr. Ringo is an educated man… now I really hate him.

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u/pribnow 9d ago

The US to Russia: "I'm your huckleberry"

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u/alien_survivor 9d ago

Leave the shotgun.

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u/pudding7 9d ago

I said leave it.

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u/Hellenic_91 9d ago

I said throw down, boy!

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u/OwenMeowson 9d ago

I was all about Doc Holliday in that movie but holy shit Kurt Russell nailed that scene.

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u/CryptographerCrazy61 9d ago

C’mon boy, throw down

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u/BossRaider130 9d ago

Jerk that pistol and go to work.

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u/original_4degrees 9d ago

"you back that queen again, you son of a bitch, i'll blow you right up that wildcat's ass; you hear me?"

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u/a_velis 9d ago

“You going to do something or just stand there and bleed.”

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u/Apotropoxy 9d ago

I suspect one of Putin's generals will soon tap him on the shoulder and say 'please come with me, sir' and he'll never be seen again.

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u/Deluste 9d ago

That would be ideal

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u/californiaxdreamin 9d ago

One can dream, isn't Putin dying of cancer or some shit?

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u/Lost-My-Mind- 9d ago

Do you know how many comments I've seen since Feb 24th that said "I never thought I would be rooting for cancer, but here we are"?

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u/gpaint_1013 9d ago

That was the rumor a ways back as far as I know, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was true or not. I just don’t know if we can get that lucky.

You know you’re a total pos when you effectively have the majority of the world rooting for the big C to win.

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u/konaya 9d ago

Lucky? If he would turn out to have a terminal illness all bets are off. Normally he'd still have his own hide to worry about, but if he's on borrowed time anyway why wouldn't he use the world as his own personal funeral pyre?

Him having a hope of somehow getting through all of this alive is probably one of the few actual restraints he has. Lucky? Seriously?

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u/Jcit878 9d ago

unless he just..doesn't wake up tomorrow. it can happen. Stalin stroked out randomly

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u/SunGazing8 9d ago

leads putin to the top of a high set of stairs

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u/Fellzer 9d ago

Heroes in waiting.

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u/watduhdamhell 9d ago

A real life kingslayer... One can only hope.

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u/Western_Cow_3914 9d ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if China has also had conversations with Russia about not using nukes.

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u/lilyjadelove 9d ago

Sometimes it feels like the whole reaction to Russia invading the Ukraine seems like trying to deal with a difficult child. You don’t want to have too much of a reaction because then it becomes a power struggle. But if you don’t respond at all then it might lead them to do something bigger for attention.

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u/cogitoergopwn 9d ago

Except millions suffer from tyranny and thousands of innocent lives are lost over 1 asshole.

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u/lilyjadelove 9d ago

You are right. My comment is a completely oversimplification of the whole thing.

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u/cogitoergopwn 9d ago

I wasn’t trying to insult you or anything. I think both things are true.

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u/lilyjadelove 9d ago

No worries. I could see how my comment seems insensitive. Intent isn’t always the same as impact. No hard feelings!

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u/xEvil_Deadx 9d ago

Whether you like Biden or not he was most definitely correct when he stated that using nuclear weapons would change the face of war unlike anything seen since World War II. The fact that this is Russia we are talking about and not a more underdeveloped nuclear power like North Korea raises the concern level just a wee bit and just like during the height of the Cold War, here we are again. MAD must remain in full effect otherwise as soon as that first nuclear warhead hits the ground the entire world will come to a complete standstill and then the response to it will determine our species fate.

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u/can_of-soup 9d ago

The nuclear triad is as strong as ever. Bombers in the north are on 15 minute alert, dozens of silos over 5 states can fire on a moments notice, and Ohio class subs are off Russia’s coast waIting to fire as we speak. This is what has maintained peace in the west all these years.

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u/Due-Reading6335 9d ago

I imagine Ohio shaped subs floating beneath the surface

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u/can_of-soup 9d ago edited 9d ago

Hahaha why didn’t they think of that?! They’re pretty huge tho. They apparently have a running track around the missile compartment so the sailors can get exercise.

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u/csoi2876 9d ago

Genuine question, what is stopping Putin from firing nukes to the world if he lose the Ukraine war?

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u/Acceleratio 9d ago

Hopefully sane people around him.

No idea if there is a plan b for other countries... I'd assume all the rich and powerful would prefer to stay alive so who knows what might happen.

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u/felrain 9d ago

Well, uhh, the people around him have been constantly tripping over themselves falling off of buildings "accidentally." Granted, not sure those people were sane, but uhh, there's definitely less people around him for sure. Seems like consolidation of power.

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u/Sleziak 9d ago

Well unless he's planning to drive to every silo and launch the missiles himself there's always going to be some sort of command structure. Hopefully if it came down to it there would be enough sane people that don't want to end the world.

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u/FilliusTExplodio 9d ago

Hopefully a Russian close to him with common sense and a Makarov.

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u/frogster05 9d ago

Well what would it accomplish? Setting the whole world ablaze helps no one and it's clearly an extremely dumb and pointless action to anyone who looks at it with reason. ...

We're fucked, aren't we?

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u/Advanced-Cause5971 9d ago

Don’t worry guys, it’s not time for nukes yet. They have this new army of 300k raw recruits they need to lose first. Then it’s time for nukes.

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u/bayarea_allroundguru 9d ago edited 8d ago

No matter what happens in future, The biggest loser in this whole war is Russia and Putin . Before war, Russia had an image which got It lot of leverage in the world stage . With the war, it got completely exposed beyond doubt as a country which has been hollowed out for decades due to it falling behind in growth, tech and people skills versus rest of capitalist democracies in the world . It has lost its leverage for good and no amount of damage control will help. Even a useless country like NKorea can fire a nuclear missile but that doesn’t mean anything.The only way Russia could prove its strength was by winning swiftly in a conventional war . It’s over for Russia now.

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u/aidissonance 9d ago

Soft power. The thing about nukes is to never really mention it. We all know they have it. The more they talk about it, the weaker they appear.

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u/verybadassery 9d ago

Do world leaders all have a group chat going? Man if y’all make me President I will make that a thing and be dropping screenies of what we say.

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u/Draggron 9d ago Helpful

vlad get on discord

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u/doggybag2355 9d ago

There’s “the Red Phone” between Moscow and Washington that was established after the Cuban Missile Crisis

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u/Waldo_Pepper62 9d ago

It ended up in my inbox by mistake. Briefly to summarize it went like this.

"You fuckers. Don't do it you fucking fuckers."

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u/doggybag2355 9d ago

Man nuclear Armageddon threats really stress me out

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u/MaximumEffort433 9d ago

Vladimir, Russia has thousands of nukes, the United States has thousands of working nukes, we are not the same.

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u/Kashm1r_Sp1r1t 9d ago

Did he really say this? Lmao this is hilarious.

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u/kw0711 9d ago

He said a lot of funny shit on Twitter that’s way funnier in retrospect when he’s not currently the president

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u/sprchrgddc5 9d ago

I’ve always maintained that Trump is like having Michael Scott as president. It’s just that Michael Scott was written to be a character that meant well.

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u/Lost-My-Mind- 9d ago

George Bush was more like Micheal Scott. A big dumb oaf who considered himself a comedian while everyone else considered him cringe.

Trump is more like Eric Cartman.

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u/Calber4 9d ago

Clowns are funny on a stage or on TV. Not so much when they actually control a nuclear arsenal.

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u/Madux337 9d ago

Hey he still wanted to get his. Don't forget his Al-Baghdadi speech.

"The U.S. personnel were incredible.  I got to watch much of it..."

"...He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way. "

"...He died like a dog. "

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u/BastardInTheNorth 9d ago

Jimmy Kimmel’s show did a mash-up of the Obama and Trump speeches, and it was comedy gold:

https://twitter.com/jimmykimmel/status/1189153270167564288

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u/ironwolf1 9d ago

Funny in the way that Seinfeld is funny because you never actually have to interact with Costanza.

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u/sevaiper 9d ago

Honestly it was always funny. "Very cool and very legal" was an all timer. "They're not bringing their best" was a meme for ages. He was a shitty president and is a shitty person, but so much of what he said is enormously quotable.

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u/snow-days 9d ago

"The Coca Cola company is not happy with me--that's okay, I'll still keep drinking that garbage."

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u/waka_flocculonodular 9d ago

That is absolute gold

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u/ProbablyAPun 9d ago edited 9d ago

I despise the man. But when he made that fucking Tweet about buying Greenland with a picture of Greenland with a Trump Tower on it, like fucking A man, hilarious.

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u/Johnnyocean 9d ago

Psst, capitalize the A

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u/crazedizzled 9d ago

Any time you see some bat shit crazy quote from Trump, you need not ask if it was really said. Chances are it was.

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u/sucobe 9d ago

This has to be one of those tear away calendars. I had one for Dubya and it was amazing.

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u/Tylertooo 9d ago

What kind of half-assed way is this to run a country? Where's the 3 am tweet storm warning of destruction like the world has never before seen? Jeez, what a bunch of commies.../s

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u/4cardroyal 9d ago

White House message summarized...>

"Hey Vlad, buddy, listen up... you send a nuke, any nuke... you die".

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u/Nate-doge1 9d ago

God this timeline sucks.

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u/CovfefeFan 9d ago

I don't think NATO would retaliate by nuking Russia.. they might launch every other bomb/missile at Putin.. but unloading all their own nukes would just make the planet uninhabitable.

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u/veryabnormal 9d ago

Ffs Russians. It’s not you. It’s him. Get rid of him.