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Putin is the NATO salesman of the year.


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by Eric Holder   $0.10 total tips   💰tip   follow   2022 Mar 23, 3:14pm  

New polls suggest more support for Finland joining Nato

A Helsingin Sanomat poll showed 54 percent support for Nato membership while three-quarters of Chambers of Commerce members said yes to joining the military alliance.

Yle News
23.3. 07:08

Updated 23.3. 07:48

Helsingin Sanomat's (HS) most recent (siirryt toiseen palveluun) poll about Finland's possible Nato membership suggests that a slight majority of people in the country are in favour of joining the military alliance, with about 54 percent of respondents saying they would back such a move.

The proportion of a similar poll the paper carried out in early March (siirryt toiseen palveluun) was 48 percent in favour of joining.

About one-in-five of the poll's 1,062 respondents said they were against joining while one in four said they were unable to express an opinion on the matter.

The paper's poll further showed that men were more likely to support the move with 64 percent being in favour of membership compared to 45 percent of women.

Age group-wise, it was those aged between 60 and 69 that were most eager for Finland to join the military alliance. In contrast, just under half of respondents aged between 31 and 39 supported membership.
Three in four business managers say yes to membership

Nearly 75 percent of businesses belonging to Finland's Chamber of Commerce answered the burning membership question with a "yes."

Meanwhile out of the nearly 2,000 member companies just seven percent were against Nato membership and nearly 20 percent opted for 'cannot say.'


https://yle.fi/news/3-12372296?source=patrick.net

Swedish Top Politicians at Cold Response: Important Signal about Defense Cooperation

On 14 March, the Norwegian-led military exercise Cold Response 2022 started. It goes on in Norway, with main emphasis in the North, and takes place every other year, having participation from allied and partner countries.

This year, some 30,000 soldiers from a total of 27 countries are participating. These are NATO countries along with Sweden and Finland. This is the largest Norwegian-led exercise in Norway since the Cold War.

The exercise is to last until 1 April, according to the Joint Operations Headquarters, and has in recent days taken place in Nordland and Troms counties. The program also includes a series of visits from political and military leaders from the participating countries, such as the Swedish top politicians, as well as NATO leaders.

The Swedish forces’ brigade headquarters near Bjerkvik just outside Narvik were the destination of Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson (Social democrats) and opposition leader Ulf Kristersson (Moderates). The Swedish forces are localized together with Finnish forces in Skoglund Camp.

“This visit was very important. This exercise has been planned for a long time. It is important that we, based on the current security situation, send an important signal about there being interaction, cooperation and preparedness to defend our territories, the PM said at a joint press conference, according to Swedish daily Aftonbladet.

Sweden has some 1,600 soldiers involved, both land forces and fighter plane forces, according to the Swedish Armed Forces. These come a.o from the North Bothnia regiment, the country’s northernmost county. The Finnish battle group of 680 soldiers operates as a part of a Swedish brigade, according to the Finnish Armed Forces.
The NATO question

The PM and opposition leader’s joint visit to the military exercise took place at the behest of the former. Such an invitation across political borders was well received by the Moderates’ leader.

“When there is a war in Europe, we do all we can to cooperate”, Kristersson said during the visit, according to Aftonbladet.

Last Friday, he stated that if the Moderate Party wins the upcoming fall elections, Sweden will apply for NATO membership. Kristersson argues that he would prefer for the Swedish application to be submitted as early as this spring, along with a Finnish application, referring to both Swedish and Finnish debate about the NATO issue in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Center Party, the Liberals and the Christian Democrats are also positive to Swedish membership in the Alliance. The Swedish Democrats do not rule out quick support of this line if the security situation so requires, according to Swedish radio.


https://www.highnorthnews.com/en/swedish-top-politicians-cold-response-important-signal-about-defense-cooperation?source=patrick.net

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57   richwicks   2022 May 16, 2:34pm  

Eric Holder says
PS. CSTO was established in 1992, so it can be argued that NATO expansion which started 7 years later was in response to Russia forming that agressive military bloc.


Show the growth of it since 1992.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_Security_Treaty_Organization#Membership
58   Eric Holder   2022 May 16, 3:02pm  

richwicks says

Eric Holder says
PS. CSTO was established in 1992, so it can be argued that NATO expansion which started 7 years later was in response to Russia forming that agressive military bloc.


Show the growth of it since 1992.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_Security_Treaty_Organization#Membership


Are you fucking for real? Read your own fucking links:

The CSTO grew out of the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States, and first began as the CIS Collective Security Treaty (CST) which was signed on 15 May 1992, by Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, in the city of Tashkent. Azerbaijan signed the treaty on 24 September 1993, Georgia on 9 December and Belarus on 31 December.


From 0 countries in 1991 to 6 countries in 1992 to 9 countries in 1993. Explosive growth by any measure.

So Russia has its own aggressive military block, therefore their crying about other countries being in their own defensive military blocks is bullshit. What's good for goose good for gander.
59   Eric Holder   2022 May 16, 3:09pm  

And just like that pedo Putin sees no threat from NATO expansion anymore:


LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that there was no threat to Russia if Sweden and Finland joined NATO...
...
"As to enlargement, Russia has no problem with these states - none. And so in this sense there is no immediate threat to Russia from an expansion (of NATO) to include these countries," Putin told the leaders of a Russian-dominated military alliance of former Soviet states.
...


https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-calls-finland-sweden-joining-nato-mistake-with-far-reaching-consequences-2022-05-16/


60   richwicks   2022 May 17, 5:04am  

Eric Holder says
Are you fucking for real? Read your own fucking links:


Yes, I am for real. Consult a map.
61   RWSGFY   2022 May 17, 9:04am  

richwicks says

Eric Holder says
Are you fucking for real? Read your own fucking links:


Yes, I am for real. Consult a map.


Map-shmap: what the fuck a map has to do with anything? The list of countries forming the military alliance Russia belongs to is there in the Wiki you listed. You need help finding them on the map now?
62   RWSGFY   2022 May 17, 9:08am  

Soooo: if it's not a problem fir Putin anymore if NATO expands by accepting Sweden and Finland doesn't it mean by extension that it's not a problem anymore that any other country joins NATO?

Seems like the objection against NATO expansion have been lifted.
63   AmericanKulak   2022 May 17, 9:21am  

Any NATO member that goes 2 years without spending 2% on GDP should be suspended.
64   Eric Holder   2022 May 17, 11:47am  

Timeline:

1991: No land border between NATO and military blocks including Rsssia; mere 60 miles of land border between NATO and Russia (with Norway), sea border between NATO and Russia (with US and Turkey).

1992: A Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) military block including Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan created. This creates a land border between NATO and military block with Russia as a member (Armenia has a land border with Turkey and Russia has a border with Norway). Pretty obvious who made the first move closer to the borders of the other block.

1993: Three more countries - Azerbaijan, Georgia and Belarus - are brought into the CST thus extending land border between NATO and Russian-led CST: (Georgia has a land border with Turkey) as well as advancing a military block to the land borders of non-aligned (at that moment) countries: Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and, yes, Ukraine, as well as advancing to the sea borders of non-aligned Romania and Bulgaria. Pretty obvious who made the second move close to the borders of the other block and various non-aligned countries.

NATO has expanded further only 6 years later - in 1999. So whatever pedo Vlad is smoking he should lay down the pipe and go into detox, because it was Russia-led military block which expanded and moved closer to the NATO borders first, not the other way around.
65   richwicks   2022 May 17, 11:54am  

RWSGFY says
Map-shmap: what the fuck a map has to do with anything?


Look at the area that Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan - also note that Azerbaijan, Georgia, Uzbekistan were able to withdraw without a problem - well until Georgia attacked S. Ossetia.

The only notable land mass is Kazakhstan.
67   Bd6r   2022 May 17, 3:36pm  

Misc says
After seeing what the Western propaganda did to the citizens of the Baltic States (Vehemently anti-Russian even though Russia is vastly different from the Soviet Union)

They have been anti-Russian since about 1560, and this has nothing to do with Western propaganda, or even Soviet Union to a large extent.

It is worth reading up on local history, instead of listening to Russia Today.

68   Eric Holder   2022 May 17, 6:12pm  

Misc says
After seeing what the Western propaganda did to the citizens of the Baltic States (Vehemently anti-Russian even though Russia is vastly different from the Soviet Union),


Is it though? Russians still celebrate KGB and Stalin, screaming "WE CAN REPEAT" referring to Russia's occupation of half of Europe for half a century, subsribe to the ideas of armed conquest and annexation of the neighboring states because "that land used to be ours", the whole rhetoric and policy of Russian state towards their neighbors is not different from their 1939-40 rhetoric and policy.

Citizens of the Baltic states simply did not forget what Russia did to them in 1940-91, no "Western propaganda" necessary for that: just talking to one's parents and grandparents would suffice.

PS. Home work: find out what is written on the Russian cars below and what it refers to.







69   Eric Holder   2022 Jun 6, 3:03pm  

Germany commits €100 billion to defense spending

Germany has announced a plan to prioritize military spending in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. A "special fund" will be set up to better equip the Bundeswehr.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a plan to beef up the German military on Sunday, pledging €100 billion ($112.7 billion) of the 2022 budget for the armed forces and repeating his promise to reach the 2% of gross domestic product spending on defense in line with NATO demands.

Scholz announced the new allocation in a speech during a special session of parliament on Germany's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. He said the spending would include investments and armaments projects for the German military.

Scholz also said Germany would supply the Ukrainian military with weaponry, in a reversal of previous policy.

"We need to support Ukraine in its hour of desperate need," the chancellor said.

"In attacking Ukraine, [Russian President Vladimir] Putin does not just want to eradicate a country from the world map, he is destroying the European security structure," Scholz told German lawmakers.
Why is the defense boost important?

"It's clear we need to invest significantly more in the security of our country in order to protect our freedom and our democracy,'' Scholz said.

Germany reported a record high in NATO defense spending for 2021, submitting a budget of €53 billion for the current year.

That figure marks a 3.2% increase over the year before. In 2020, spending was capped at an estimated €51.4 billion.

The €100 billion Scholz said would be dedicated for the armed forces this year is a one year boost though the move is significant, as Germany has often been criticized by the United States and other NATO allies for not investing enough in defense.

"We are not alone in defending peace," Scholz said, adding Germany would be deploying more forces to NATO's eastern flank.

Former German defense leaders have been publicly circumspect about the country's lack of military readiness since Putin gave a speech last Monday announcing his intentions and motivations for invading Ukraine.

The decision to step up and meet NATO's target for defense spending of 2% of GDP came as bitter medicine to some lawmakers , who could be heard reacted negatively to the chancellor's announcement during the Bundestag address.


https://www.dw.com/en/germany-commits-100-billion-to-defense-spending/a-60933724

Conclusions from the above:

1. Trump was right.
2. Putin IS a stupid cunt: like a fucking blonde bimbo afraid to hit a lightpole but unable to look away from it xe steers right into the fucking thing.
72   Eric Holder   2022 Jun 28, 1:05pm  

Consider it done:

Finnish president Sauli Niinisto said on Tuesday that Turkey has agreed to support the NATO memberships of Finland and Sweden, and Ankara said it “got what it wanted” from the talks with the two Nordic countries.

Niinisto said the decision came after a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, facilitated by Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg.

“As a result of that meeting, our foreign ministers signed a trilateral memorandum which confirms that Turkey will at the Madrid Summit this week support the invitation of Finland and Sweden to become members of NATO,” Niinisto said in a statement.


https://english.alarabiya.net/News/world/2022/06/28/Turkey-agrees-to-support-Finland-Sweden-joining-NATO-after-getting-what-it-wanted-
73   RWSGFY   2022 Jun 29, 7:12am  

MADRID – President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday, as he arrived at the NATO summit in Spain, that the U.S. would step up its military presence in eastern Europe.
Biden announced the U.S. would establish a permanent troop presence in Poland and maintain an additional rotational brigade of 3,000 fighters and 2,000 personnel in Romania. The troops in Poland will be the first permanent U.S. forces on NATO’s eastern flank. 
75   Bd6r   2022 Jun 29, 9:23am  

RWSGFY says

U.S. would step up its military presence in eastern Europe.

A WIN FOR PUTIN!!! THE MAN IS A GENIUS!!!
76   RWSGFY   2022 Jun 29, 10:24am  

Bd6r says

RWSGFY says


U.S. would step up its military presence in eastern Europe.

A WIN FOR PUTIN!!! THE MAN IS A GENIUS!!!


Let's have some vodka to celebrate this great win:

78   tomtomtom   2022 Jun 29, 10:22pm  

Some people think that Putin is deeply shaken from Sweden and Finland joining NATO. He does not care. Why is that? Ukraine is not the same as Sweden + Finland together military-wise. The population of Ukraine (44M) is much larger than of Sweden (10.3M) and Finland (5.5M) together. On top of that, the collective west is much more willing to sacrifice Ukrainians than Swedes and Finns to weaken Russia. The West understands that the military conflict with Russia is not going be a safari like the wars in Iraq, Libya, etc.

Financially-wise, Finland and Sweden are weakening their economic growth by spending resources on NATO even if the US to carry a large share of the burden.

Are Finland and Sweden better protected from Russia as NATO members? Not much. NATO and the collective West would help them anyway (without NATO membership) in case of a military conflict with Russia. They are loosing money and the result is the same. The only country who may be benefiting from this development is the UK.

The mainstream media pictures the latest expansion of NATO as a great success when it reality it is marginal at best. Anyway, they say that about anything than Brandon's overlords do.

Argentina and Iran are joining BRICS and that is more significant than the NATO expansion. They can tell who is forming the new world order (not Brandon's overlords) and they are just joining the winning side.
79   Bd6r   2022 Jun 30, 1:45am  

tomtomtom says

Argentina and Iran are joining BRICS and that is more significant than the NATO expansion.

KAURI SHELLS, RUBLES, AND IRANIAN RIALS WILL SOON ECLIPSE USD AS WORLD'S RESERVE CURRENCY.
80   richwicks   2022 Jun 30, 1:57am  

Bd6r says

tomtomtom says


Argentina and Iran are joining BRICS and that is more significant than the NATO expansion.

KAURI SHELLS, RUBLES, AND IRANIAN RIALS WILL SOON ECLIPSE USD AS WORLD'S RESERVE CURRENCY.


More likely a commodity standard will.

This ensures a balance of trade and doesn't allow one entity to just create an infinite amount of "money" to purchase goods and services for free. Like the United States does.

US dollars are FINE - as long as you spend them quickly. They needed to be collected in reserves so long as energy could only be purchased in the US dollar, that's ending.
81   Bd6r   2022 Jun 30, 2:03am  

richwicks says

US dollars are FINE - as long as you spend them quickly.

USD is the best looking horse in glue factory, figuratively speaking.
82   Bd6r   2022 Jun 30, 2:04am  

richwicks says


energy could only be purchased in the US dollar, that's ending.

I dont think that is necessarily true. (In sense you can use also other currencies to buy oil)
83   richwicks   2022 Jun 30, 2:05am  

Bd6r says


richwicks says


US dollars are FINE - as long as you spend them quickly.

USD is the best looking horse in glue factory, figuratively speaking.



Not anymore, the Ruble is the strongest currency in the world at this point. It has placed a floor on it's value in terms of gold. Not all nations are barred from it, just the "coalition of the willing" which is the US, Canada, most of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. That's about 2 billion people in a world of 8.
84   Bd6r   2022 Jun 30, 2:10am  

richwicks says

Ruble is the strongest currency in the world at this point. It has placed a floor on it's value in terms of gold.

Sounds like Soviet times when ruble was the "strongest" currency.
85   Bd6r   2022 Jun 30, 2:13am  

And how many USD could you buy in Moscow by using rubles today, and how many USD can you withdraw from your Russian bank dollar account?

If ruble is so valuable why do they introduce limitations with purchase and withdrawals?
86   richwicks   2022 Jun 30, 2:31am  

Bd6r says


richwicks says


Ruble is the strongest currency in the world at this point. It has placed a floor on it's value in terms of gold.

Sounds like Soviet times when ruble was the "strongest" currency.



No. During the Soviet Era the government would constantly lie, but when you actually went to exchange your currency, you'd get the official rate for your dollar, or Franc, or Lira or whatever, but LEAVING the Soviet Union, you'd get the market rate. You could bring foreign currency to a black market though. You wouldn't get market rate, but you'd get better than the official rate.

I wouldn't be surprised if the United States enacts the same sort of confiscation scheme here.

I lived through the Cold War. What I can't fucking understand is how people can't see the US is the new USSR. Our propaganda is even worse and more laughable. We have political prisoners right now - at least 800 of them for protesting a stolen election on trumped up bullshit charges, evidence isn't being made available. Our balloting system is a fucking joke, completely unverifiable - there's no exit polling anymore. Politicians and their family flagrantly violate the law. Our government lies to us CONSTANTLY about its success - EVERYTHING is a success! We left Afghanistan because "mission objectives were met" - officially. We have censorship, people with contrary political viewpoints are persecuted, fired from jobs and cut off from payment systems. Julian Assange is being slowly murdered. Our NSA is the Stasi/KGB collecting information on everybody. We are in continual war, and every war we enter, is accompanied by an avalanche of ridiculous lies and propaganda. Even religion was openly attacked, people were prevented from going to church, but going to Walmart and liquor stores was fine.

The US of the 1980's that's LONG dead.

How can you not understand this? How can you not see it?

We're are at the point where I post information from a peer reviewed scientific journal, THAT can get me deplatformed! How can you not see it?

What's worse, is you have been programmed, and I mean LITERALLY programmed, to robotically defend it. You think you'll escape it? That your CHILDREN will? Unless you can put your kids through college on a bullshit degree, where they get a government job making $600,000 a year when they get out because you're part of the "party faithful" (i.e. the mob) - you're not part of that class.

How fucking obvious does it have to get for you? When will you realize you're a useful idiot?
87   richwicks   2022 Jun 30, 2:42am  

Bd6r says


And how many USD could you buy in Moscow by using rubles today, and how many USD can you withdraw from your Russian bank dollar account?


You cannot buy or sell rubles today in terms of US currency.

The question is, is how much does a commodity buy in each currency? Russia isn't experiencing any inflation in food, electricity, gasoline, anything. The US is.

If we're eating bugs in 2023, Russia won't be.
88   Bd6r   2022 Jun 30, 3:12am  

richwicks says

Russia isn't experiencing any inflation in food, electricity, gasoline, anything. Th

Wrong, I dont know where you get this
The annual inflation rate in Russia fell to 17.1 percent in May of 2022, below market expectations of 17.3 percent, from 17.8 percent in the previous month, which was the highest since January of 2002. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent, after a 1.6 percent jump in April and also lower than forecasts for a 0.3 percent increase. Prices slowed for food (0.6 percent vs 2.9 percent in April) while the cost of non-food (-0.1 percent vs 0.5 percent) and services (-0.3 percent vs 1.1 percent)

https://tradingeconomics.com/russia/inflation-cpi

Source is Russian statistics service
89   richwicks   2022 Jun 30, 3:20am  

Bd6r says

richwicks says


Russia isn't experiencing any inflation in food, electricity, gasoline, anything. Th

Wrong, I dont know where you get this


https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=RUB&to=USD

From institutions that actually are still able to trade the currency. They don't care about politics or propaganda, they care about $$$$, only.
90   Bd6r   2022 Jun 30, 3:33am  

richwicks says


From institutions that actually are still able to trade the currency. They don't care about politics or propaganda, they care about $$$$, only.

Now you are contradicting yourself. I gave you data about inflation originating from Russian sources, which show that a rouble buys less food etc, and you show me how much dollars can be bought with rouble, after saying that

richwicks says


Russia isn't experiencing any inflation in food, electricity, gasoline, anything. The US is.

richwicks says


When will you realize you're a useful idiot?

If I am a useful idiot, then I dont know who you are. You contradict yourself in space of 2 comments. That is not a show of high, or for that matter of any intelligence.
93   AmericanKulak   2022 Jul 1, 6:17pm  

I'm all for NATO, as long as the US ain't in it.

It'll create an interesting situation for German and other European "No Nuke" states. Dependence on Britain and France, too. Might create a balance against Ger Money.
94   AmericanKulak   2022 Jul 1, 6:20pm  

Trump was RIGHT.

95   richwicks   2022 Jul 1, 6:24pm  

Bd6r says


richwicks says


From institutions that actually are still able to trade the currency. They don't care about politics or propaganda, they care about $$$$, only.

Now you are contradicting yourself. I gave you data about inflation originating from Russian sources, which show that a rouble buys less food etc, and you show me how much dollars can be bought with rouble, after saying that



Well, I agree with Mises, that inflation is how much money exists. If Russia hasn't created more currency, it will drag down prices through competition. But yes, I was wrong about the common interpretation of inflation. The fact is though, the Ruble is extremely stable, for now - because Putin did something that hasn't been done in 5 decades, placed a floor on gold. He's tied the currency to a commodity - at least temporarily.

Bd6r says


richwicks says

richwicks says


Russia isn't experiencing any inflation in food, electricity, gasoline, anything. The US is.

richwicks says


When will you realize you're a useful idiot?

If I am a useful idiot, then I dont know who you are. You contradict yourself in space of 2 comments. That is not a show of high, or ...



Look, when was the last time the US government has been honest about Russia or in any war, or about anything?

They lied about the Iraq War, they lied about the Libyan war, Syrian war, they don't even mention Yemen or Somalia, they lied about the Afghanistan war.

They lied about the pandemic, they lied about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, and the danger of the disease itself, they lied about Russian Collusion, and Russian hacking.

What have they told the truth about in the last 2 decades?

Well, the Ukraine war apparently.

I make errors certainly, but I don't lie, and I recognize patterns. Why can't you do this?

Our intelligence agencies have been caught now, recently, setting up false flags, and engaging in entrapment. Russia isn't a threat to us, our threats are domestic. Why can't you see that?

Russia wouldn't be in Ukraine, if the United States wasn't in Ukraine. When has US involvement ANYWHERE been beneficial to either the country they were involved with, the United States itself, or the people of this nation? US involvement in Ukraine is just going to get a few million people killed, that's it.

Could be wrong about that. Russia will minimize the number of causalities just as the US does. We'll never get an accurate number of the slaughter. How does this advantage the United States? Well, a few psychopaths are probably jerking off thinking about the carnage they caused, and a lot of Offence Contractors are sure to make money.

Of course the US is lying about the Ukraine/Russian conflict, they ONLY lie. I'm tired of it.

This is your honest, trustworthy, government:


original link

It's just a criminal syndicate. All they do is lie to us, blatantly, why do YOU take it? They think you're stupid, I'm certain you're not. You're not, why do you defend these assholes? Why do you think they are telling you the truth about Ukraine? This mother fucker's crackhead slut son "worked" at Burisma to funnel bribery money. This war in Ukraine would have NEVER happened if these mother fuckers were in jail, or executed, as they ought to be.

Somewhere, there's some poor kid, whose mother is a stripper, whose father is a crackhead, and whose grandfather is the president of the United States. How low are we going to go?

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