- 26 Sep 2015
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I said I'd post any pro-Ukraine events in Tokyo that I heard of. There's one in Shinjuku this afternoon.
I hope it will help but I don't think many people will be swayed by it. I've been arguing with a Putin supporter in my Russian friend's FB comments. I posted that video and this was her response.
It's very similar to talking to Trump supporters. They are so divorced from reality nothing will get through to them.
That's the sad part though. I bet many more Russians feel this way than you can imagine. Probably even a majority. Once they are embedded in a world view, not much can shake it. Especially those who are not media savvy and only imbibe what the government controlled media feeds them. This person has access to all the world's media yet she chooses to believe the Putin point of view. And that all these videos of civilian attacks are faked or, if not, ultimately caused by Ukraine, NATO or America's actions.She seems to have graduated from the St. Peterburg troll factory. I doubt that her words reflect how most Russians view things.
I didn't go to this one.Thank you for sharing this. Were you there? Sadly, my Sundays are all work.
If you disregard the Hollywood pathos and his accent, I must say this was a brilliant speech. I wonder how many Russians will see (and share) it.
Here's the response and why the average Russian believes this war is justified. Turns out it's all America's fault! If somebody can find a good response to this response it would be helpful. I think there are lots of truths in here but I also think "two wrongs don't make a right." That is, starting a large scale war and killing a lot more people in order to rectify any societal wrongs is not the solution. And this is just a smokescreen to hide Putin's true intentions. Human rights are not his forte.
A Japanese man in his 20s who volunteered to fight for Ukraine against Russia died on Nov. 9, the first Japanese fatality in the war, government sources confirmed Nov. 11. But there was little other information provided, such as the name of the man and how and where he died. Government officials were in contact with his family members in Japan, the sources said. On Nov. 10, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said the government was aware of social media reports about a Japanese man being killed in Ukraine and said the Japanese Embassy in the country was trying to confirm the details.
You do realize Ukraine is NOT a Democratic country, but a Dictator run country. There is NO free press in Ukraine.
The US is not a straight democracy and has never been so. Its thrown around a lot as being so but in reality the US is a "constitutional federal republic", even as documented by the CIA world factbook. There are aspects of a democracy and of a republic and of course we have the constitution as the cornerstone/basis of our laws. That being said, I think most places that are considered a democracy are in reality a mix of different types of government. A straight democracy would probably be a bad thing, as the largest group of people for or against something would always get their way. This is sometimes referred to as "The tyranny of the majority", in which less represented groups are always at a disadvantage.
- Flawed Democracy: USA, France, Singapore, India, Brazil, ...
Hello, senior Frank
I don't think WWIII will happen. There is no sign of such destructive war.
If Russia takes Ukraine back to its territory or gives it up independence, with a new and reformed government, it is not important in compression with a war that its result is the destruction of the earth and death of millions of people because of the war itself or consequent hunger and thirst.
I believe the USA and Europe must reconsider their interference in Ukraine to send weapons for Zelenskyy. It can take the world one step closer to war. Zelenskyy is a madman and has not a steady and wise policy, and the west must not follow his emotional and spiteful desires.
I also believe the USA must leave Taiwan alone because China thinks of Taiwan the same Russia think of Ukraine.
Having a good deal with these two world powers is the best decision instead of showing the adversary and provoking them to confront.
Two weeks ago, the Israeli regime decided to send some anti-aircraft missiles for Zelenskyy. Russia warned Israelis hardly to sit on their seats and don't have weaponry activity in Ukraine, and if not, they encounter a severe reaction from Russia! After the warning, Israelis were scared and withdrew from their position.
I promise if Russia and China don't feel danger about their security, armies, and people, a war between the west and Russia or China will never happen.
If Turkey considered Iran as part of its body would that be OK as well? All part of the Persian Empire once upon a time, so its OK because they used to be together right? Even if that is no longer the case?Hello, petaris
Respectfully, I can't opine overtly due to a reason but only point out; Ukraine is different from other lands such as Poland or Finland for Russia. Russia considers Ukraine as a part of its body.
Second, I think NATO should answer the question that it was creeping into Ukraine, unaware of the giant white bear that was careful about its boundary