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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmlinuz:
    Got that on my reading list, recommended by my dad - guess I'll avoid for now! Time to find something nice and escapist...
    Do not read it for the sake of your mental health.. it's too real a scenario for 2022.
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    If there isn’t a prospect of use, there is no deterrence. Since Syria’s red line was flouted, only actions and not words have had any meaning, and the eagerness to leave Afghanistan only demonstrates the appetite for conflict.

    Meanwhile the anti-war brigade blaming the West, the media, the industro-military complex etc. will need to reach for new rationalisations to absorb/boost the propagandists.

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    Kasparov's book "Winter is Coming" has been prescient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Well it is reassuring unless it is used.
    Deterrence relies on real capability to use.

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    Sky (and I have sure others are covering this)

    https://youtu.be/gMC4r9Or-PA

    (switched to nbc)

    ABC

    https://youtu.be/UQ6VtEs9c8E

    AL Jazeera

    https://youtu.be/-upyPouRrB8

    Last edited by shri; 24-02-2022 at 12:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Everything has crashed .. I would not be withdrawing my MPF any time soon.

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    or balling around with crypto either ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Everything has crashed .. I would not be withdrawing my MPF any time soon.

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    or balling around with crypto either ..


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    Precious metals (not digital gold) are doing alright

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Everything has crashed .. I would not be withdrawing my MPF any time soon.

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    or balling around with crypto either ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Everything has crashed .. I would not be withdrawing my MPF any time soon.
    Dammit PUTIN, arsehole making me loose money FFS.
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    In the world of the five minutes span attention, I wonder if this is not a bit of an overreaction. Not even the leader of the free world is willing to dedicate nothing more but a few “economic sanctions” on this.


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