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We talking about Russia and Ukraine?

galleta31

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I remember hearing an interview with him on NPR 5 + years ago. It stuck with me because of the sheer audacity of the action of the 200+ million dollars that his company paid the the Russian government in taxes being GIVEN back to the company!! And those actors buying houses in London, Italy, etc. And the consequences were close to nothing. This is why I maintain that more than enabling Ukraine, the West is more to blame for enabling Putin. People like Bill Browder and the former PM of Poland have been trying to warn the world about the danger of Putin for many, many years. But they were ignored. Why? Because ultimately they didn't consider Putin a threat to their capitalist economy.
 
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vevster

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I remember hearing an interview with him on NPR 5 + years ago. It stuck with me because of the sheer audacity of the action of the 200+ million dollars that his company paid the the Russian government in taxes being GIVEN back to the company!! And those actors buying houses in London, Italy, etc. And the consequences were close to nothing. This is why I maintain that more than enabling Ukraine, the West is more to blame for enabling Putin. People like Bill Browder and the former PM of Poland have been trying to warn the world about the danger of Putin for many, many years. But they were ignored. Why? Because ultimately they didn't consider Putin a threat to their capitalist economy.
For most things it is all about follow the money.
 

vevster

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@galleta31 hey, strange connection to the Browder book. A woman was found murdered a few blocks from me and the husband who was away at the time told police their lives were at risk. He was also heavily promoting Browder’s book so maybe he has Russian ties?

 

Black Ambrosia

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ScorpioBeauty09

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I don’t care at all about those white people and their white problems. I am only following this mess to see if it will somehow become a problem for me.



Ukrainians and eastern Europeans' racism (and justification of it) against Africans trying to leave, and the racial double standard in the media and by western world leaders solidified it. I only want to know how this affects me.
 

Black Ambrosia

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:rolleyes: He probably just likes fighting period. I don’t care at all about those white people and their white problems. I am only following this mess to see if it will somehow become a problem for me.
I feel you. I genuinely care on a human level but their racism forces hard limits on my empathy and what I'm willing to do. Not giving money and definitely not taking in Ukrainian refugees (not that anybody is asking). But yeah, big picture I'm more concerned about what this means for me. I think history books will record this as the start of WWIII but it won't be recognized in real time until nukes are directed toward a NATO country.
 
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