Malaysian Airlines MH370 missing


#601

Tis a pity that neither Napoleon or Hitler could do the job in Russia.


#602

Russian Special Forces Patch
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#603

Russian Special Forces in Eastern Ukraine
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#604

According to Putin…

That’s Ukranians who have killed Russians and taken their clothes parading as Russians.

Edit: Russians should look more like Nikolai Volkoff not Obelisk.


#605

Mods, I suggest that we either change the name of this thread or split it into two. One dealing with MH370 and the other dealing with MH17. With the horrendous loss of lives in both tragedies, I think they warrant their own threads.


#606

Does anyone else think that it is a little bit twilight zone that the two biggest stories of the past 12 months ( missing flight 370 and the war between Russia and The Ukraine) could become entwined in such a bizarre tale.


#607

Tis a pity that neither Napoleon or Hitler could do the job in Russia.


Utter rubbish.

#608

Is it just me or have politicians here starting pronouncing Putin's name a "pewtin" as opposed to "pootin"?


#609

Russian Special Forces operating in Eastern Ukraine, sewn over their unit patch

 


#610

Looks like Russian special forces also earn money on the side as Dwarves in The Hobbit movies.


#611

Looks like Russian special forces also earn money on the side as Dwarves in The Hobbit movies.

A couple of stand ins for ZZ Top. 


#612

Excuse my ignorance but even if it is proven that Russia indeed provided the missiles to the pro-russian Ukrainians, then what?


#613

Excuse my ignorance but even if it is proven that Russia indeed provided the missiles to the pro-russian Ukrainians, then what?

Absolutely nothing.
Sure some leaders will use firm language and threaten heavier sanctions. Ultimately though Russia is far to strong for any real damage. Plus if they go to hard on Putin he might just actually take over Ukraine
Plus they don't have oil.

#614

Oops, sorry NickyD, I somehow deleted your post after I quoted it.


#615

 

Excuse my ignorance but even if it is proven that Russia indeed provided the missiles to the pro-russian Ukrainians, then what?


Absolutely nothing.
Sure some leaders will use firm language and threaten heavier sanctions. Ultimately though Russia is far to strong for any real damage. Plus if they go to hard on Putin he might just actually take over Ukraine

 

 

The sanctions will begin to hurt the Russian economy. The new sanctions are aimed at some of Russia's must powerful company's, including oil and gas producers and state-owned defense firms. This will put pressure on the leadership of Putin. But Putin has shown time and time again that he does not take these types of measures all that seriously.

 

The biggest issue is the flow of arms across the Russian border which has not stopped.


#616

Excuse my ignorance but even if it is proven that Russia indeed provided the missiles to the pro-russian Ukrainians, then what?


Absolutely nothing.
Sure some leaders will use firm language and threaten heavier sanctions. Ultimately though Russia is far to strong for any real damage. Plus if they go to hard on Putin he might just actually take over Ukraine
 
The sanctions will begin to hurt the Russian economy. The new sanctions are aimed at some of Russia's must powerful company's, including oil and gas producers and state-owned defense firms. This will put pressure on the leadership of Putin. But Putin has shown time and time again that he does not take these types of measures all that seriously.
 
The biggest issue is the flow of arms across the Russian border which has not stopped.

Sanctions will hurt but as you said Putin will ignore them.
The only way to stop the flow of weapons is militarily and no one is that stupid.

#617

 

 

Excuse my ignorance but even if it is proven that Russia indeed provided the missiles to the pro-russian Ukrainians, then what?


Absolutely nothing.
Sure some leaders will use firm language and threaten heavier sanctions. Ultimately though Russia is far to strong for any real damage. Plus if they go to hard on Putin he might just actually take over Ukraine

 

 

The sanctions will begin to hurt the Russian economy. The new sanctions are aimed at some of Russia's must powerful company's, including oil and gas producers and state-owned defense firms. This will put pressure on the leadership of Putin. But Putin has shown time and time again that he does not take these types of measures all that seriously.

 

The biggest issue is the flow of arms across the Russian border which has not stopped.

 

Doesn't most of the Ukraine's gas come from Russia? they can just turn off the taps if they are pushed.


#618

 

 

 

Excuse my ignorance but even if it is proven that Russia indeed provided the missiles to the pro-russian Ukrainians, then what?


Absolutely nothing.
Sure some leaders will use firm language and threaten heavier sanctions. Ultimately though Russia is far to strong for any real damage. Plus if they go to hard on Putin he might just actually take over Ukraine

 

 

The sanctions will begin to hurt the Russian economy. The new sanctions are aimed at some of Russia's must powerful company's, including oil and gas producers and state-owned defense firms. This will put pressure on the leadership of Putin. But Putin has shown time and time again that he does not take these types of measures all that seriously.

 

The biggest issue is the flow of arms across the Russian border which has not stopped.

 

Doesn't most of the Ukraine's gas come from Russia? they can just turn off the taps if they are pushed.

 

 

Yeah but Putins friends will then lose money.


#619

 

 

 

Excuse my ignorance but even if it is proven that Russia indeed provided the missiles to the pro-russian Ukrainians, then what?


Absolutely nothing.
Sure some leaders will use firm language and threaten heavier sanctions. Ultimately though Russia is far to strong for any real damage. Plus if they go to hard on Putin he might just actually take over Ukraine

 

 

The sanctions will begin to hurt the Russian economy. The new sanctions are aimed at some of Russia's must powerful company's, including oil and gas producers and state-owned defense firms. This will put pressure on the leadership of Putin. But Putin has shown time and time again that he does not take these types of measures all that seriously.

 

The biggest issue is the flow of arms across the Russian border which has not stopped.

 

Doesn't most of the Ukraine's gas come from Russia? they can just turn off the taps if they are pushed.

 

 

80% of gas comes from Russia and Turkmenistan


#620

 

 

 

 

Excuse my ignorance but even if it is proven that Russia indeed provided the missiles to the pro-russian Ukrainians, then what?


Absolutely nothing.
Sure some leaders will use firm language and threaten heavier sanctions. Ultimately though Russia is far to strong for any real damage. Plus if they go to hard on Putin he might just actually take over Ukraine

 

 

The sanctions will begin to hurt the Russian economy. The new sanctions are aimed at some of Russia's must powerful company's, including oil and gas producers and state-owned defense firms. This will put pressure on the leadership of Putin. But Putin has shown time and time again that he does not take these types of measures all that seriously.

 

The biggest issue is the flow of arms across the Russian border which has not stopped.

 

Doesn't most of the Ukraine's gas come from Russia? they can just turn off the taps if they are pushed.

 

 

80% of gas comes from Russia and Turkmenistan

 

So basically the best possible scenario is for the Ukrainians to allow the bodies of the victims to be returned home, nothing more to see here.

It's certainly going to be awkward at the G20 later this year.