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  1. wbr

    wbr said, about 1 year ago

    a real bear market

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    “Into the valley of Death rode the six hundred”

    Is that the correct Light Brigade he speaks of?

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Ah, they haven’t even figured out if it is a bear…

  4. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 1 year ago

    “You’re gonnna need a heavier brigade”……..Probably Ukraine is regretting the loss of those nukes just about now!

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 1 year ago

    We’re not out of the woods on this yet.
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    “Bear” … “woods” … uh, oh.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    And yes, a bear $h!+$ where he wants to….

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @Godfreydaniel

    The Ukraine voluntarily agreed to give up all the CCCP nuclear weapons based in the Ukraine.


    Just as people with pistols to their heads voluntarily agree to give up all the money they’re carrying with them.

  8. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 1 year ago

    @Sharuniboy

    That was a very good comment. Ukraine is still needed as an agricultural adjunct to Russia, as a buffer against land invasion, and for southern access to sea ports. There have been ferocious famines and pogroms from which Russians have benefited with land grabs and colonization. (EXODUS, by Leon Uris, explains the concept of “beyond the Pale.”)
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    The misery throughout history which a population has endured often shows in the mixture of genetics. Ukrainians and Afghans, for instance, being at the crossroads of mighty and ambitious empires show the features of many races. The mingling was often not benign, to say the least. Rape was and still is a military and political tactic.
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    These things seem distant and archaic to a young culture such as ours basically is. We wonder why some cultures have such long, simmering hatreds against outsiders. It’s because they remember slaughters and despotism that crushed their cultures in the past.

  9. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, about 1 year ago

    @emptc12

    The observation has been made that here is the US of A, when someone says “It’s history,” they mean it’s over and done with and no longer a relevant concern. OTOH, in much of the Old World, especially Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, when someone says “It’s history,” they say it with the veins bulging in their neck.

  10. lcs1956

    lcs1956 said, about 1 year ago

    Never back a bear into a corner. On the other hand, you cannot outrun a bear. Best to kill him, but never shoot him in the head, it just makes him mad.

  11. Gregory Kruse

    Gregory Kruse GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The only place he isn’t sitting on is Crimea.

  12. Frank Erickson

    Frank Erickson GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Trying to make it look like regular citizens when it is just your own soldiers without insignia holding the naval base hostage is classic Putin – laughably transparent crude subterfuge but apparently successful if unopposed by united outrage and physical power. When do we make a stand?

  13. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    And HOW do we make a stand? McCain said “send the fleet to the Black Sea.” He DOES know, I hope, that there is only ONLY one way in, AND one way out?
    If our fleet is “trapped”, it is vulnerable to on-shore missile batteries, blocking of the Bosporus, etc. A losing proposition all around.
    Without EU help, we have no leverage.

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