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President Putin's Objective in the interview was to speak to a Primarily Western Audience & make himself heard. In the interview, he came across as Rational, Temperate & Humorous; a far cry from being 'Austrian Painter v2.0,' according to Western Press-titute 'Media'.

Therefore, the interview (albeit re-hashing well known talking points) was a flawless success as it basically DESTROYED the 'Putin = Hitler v2.0' nonsense of the past 2+ years or so.

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Whos ready for a coup baby.

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Can you create a Downfall video meme of Zelensky? "Mein Fuhrer... Avdiivka... Avdiivka has fallen to the Russians. And America is not sending any more money."

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9 Feb 2024 Stop Press ICJ rules against the Ukraine in ‘genocide’ dispute with RF

https://www.german-foreign-policy.com/en/news/detail/9473

https://www.eeas.europa.eu/delegations/ukraine/ukraine-war-meps-push-special-tribunal-punish-russian-crimes_en

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_international_tribunal_for_the_crime_of_aggression_(Russian_invasion_of_Ukraine)

The reaction of the EUUS to this ‘significant’ defeat has been to try to revive the dead in the water proposal meandering through the EU bureaucracy since April 2022 - the setting up a Special Court to condemn RF, arrest Putin, and live happily everafter

But have run into two difficulties:

– The EU habit of taking years to even begin to plan a way to plan - despite the supposed support of a feast of acronyms: PACE, NATO Parliamentary Assembly, NPA; EP, European Parliament; The Council of Europe, The European Commission

-MEPs have voted on January 19, 2024, to kiss this corpse: 472 for, 19 against 33 abstentions – but there appears to be no committee imagined or planned to initiate discussions of who’nhow might form the appropriate commission of investigation in order to establish the parameters of…..

-the CBR confiscation trap – the Rest of the World, they fear, will follow suit and set up their own Tribunals to try USEUNATO for all the warcrimes committed this past century, not to mention colonisations, reparations etc etc

PS The best – only- idea they have is to get the UN involved…..

PS Not a squeak from the FT, NYT, WSJ, Daily this or that – so one can assume the chances are slim

https://www.lawfaremedia.org/article/icj-issues-preliminary-objections-judgment-in-ukraine-v.-russia#:~:text=The%20ICJ%20ruled%20that%20it,Russia's%20invasion%20violated%20the%20convention.

https://www.ejiltalk.org/icj-delivers-preliminary-objections-judgment-in-the-ukraine-v-russia-genocide-case-ukraine-loses-on-the-most-important-aspects/

https://opiniojuris.org/2022/03/15/why-creating-a-special-tribunal-for-aggression-against-ukraine-is-the-best-available-option-a-reply-to-kevin-jon-heller-and-other-critics/

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Re: Zaluzhny -> Syrsky .... Anticlimactic end to the drama. Expect not much change. Have to conclude that behind the scenes, everyone in a position to obstruct got paid off, so now they can march another 500k to their doom, and collect the money for 1 million - while producing more convincing paperwork this time for the auditors.

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It is hilarious watching the nafo people squirm with the replacement of Zaluzhny with Syrsky. They all think Zelenskiiiyiyiyiyiyyiyyyyyyy is the greatest leader of all time; now they are faced with the stark fact that he is a pathetic, rat-faced, insecure coward who needs blind loyalty rather than competence around him. Lots of fun to watch.

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Feb 9Liked by Simplicius

Big Thanks! Refreshing Review/Update, specially after watching 'Tucker' hangout for a history lesson!

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What real difference does it make at this point? Ukraine will lose the war regardless of who commands its shrinking military. Zalushny, however, might benefit as he will be out of the way and will not be blamed when the final collapse comes. His replacement is going to have it all come down on his head.

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Feb 9Liked by Simplicius

Excellent round up as usual. Agree re Tucker Carlson interview - excellent. As you noted there is not a lot that is new for those who have been following Putin closely but for those that haven't, it should come as a shock and cause for a radical rethink

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Feb 9·edited Feb 9

Thank you, I see the pace of slaughter continues and under Ukraine's new management may well increase.

I did enjoy the Tucker interview, prior US interviews were so combative, this one was not. I especially enjoyed their discussion of the NS2 pipeline, and their brief aside on AI, genetics and Musk.

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He made Tucker look like an ignoramus. I hope our retarded governments in the west actually listened and learned something.

And for the normies out there, maybe some will actually pay attention to what actually happened between 2008 and 2022 and think.

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Great work by Tucker, although his attempts to badger Putin about the American "journalist" spy, caught red handed, came across poorly...Putin explained over and over again that the guy was caught red handed and he'll be freed when a deal is worked out with the American government...

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It’s to be expected that Ukraine will continue to make things worse for themselves. They make decisions based on politics, control, greed. In addition, they are not smart to begin with. Lastly, they have to follow what the American neocons also tell them to do. Since they fund the entire gov of Ukraine.

This makes it impossible for Ukraine to make any decisions that would be good for the people or the country.

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Feb 9Liked by Simplicius

Maybe Syrsky is low key pro russian and doing all that he does on purpose? 😆

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Another great news article bringing me up to date on the special military operation in Ukraine.

It is my opinion the end is near. Zelensky will soon try to escape the country without a bullet in his head.

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In my opinion, the military-political leadership of Ukraine actually does not want either victory over Russia or access to the 1991 borders. Their goal is to stay in power as long as possible and get as much Western money as possible for their enrichment. The Ukrainian military command sabotaged the orders of the NATO command. All successful offensives of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in 2022 were carried out mainly by foreign mercenaries; the Ukrainians themselves played secondary roles. Zaluzhny sabotaged the offensive in 2023, saying that if you, the Americans, need it so much, then come and fight and give more weapons, all this caused dissatisfaction with Lloyd Austin. Syrsky will continue to prolong the war. And Zaluzhny became a candidate for the post of President instead of Zelensky, and will be able to sign a future peace treaty with Russia. But at the same time, Zaluzhny himself does not want to occupy this position, because anyone who makes peace with Russia risks dying at the hands of nationalists.

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