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Why the Latest US Sanctions on Russia Will Bite by Texas_Rockets in geopolitics

[–]Breadwardo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A common criticism is of the current American leadership is saying something will happen "Soon" and waiting for the news story to die down and for media to move on to the next story. Remember when Congress passed sanctions against Russia for 2016 election meddling? The president signed them, but refused to implement them.

Although having sanctions in their arsenal is beneficial, the US have always had the ability to issue sanctions against Russia, so the threat of such sanctions is not as effective as actually implementing them.

Why the Latest US Sanctions on Russia Will Bite by Texas_Rockets in geopolitics

[–]Breadwardo 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This was from the Independent article

But America’s latest financial sanctions, announced on 6 April, are a game-changer in four ways.

The sanctions that were announced April 6 have since been abandoned by the president.

Running for President in 2020, Andrew Yang says Universal Basic Income might be the answer to Automation. by Crs2Per in politics

[–]Breadwardo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Can't we just have one normal presidency with a politician in power? I like his ideas, but he has no political experience.

Sen. Paul Warns Trump-Haters: Mueller’s ‘Enormous Power Can Be Used Against Anybody’ by Cactusrules in politics

[–]Breadwardo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We are living in what happens when a large number of democracy's citizens are poorly educated.

Trump Discussed Firing Rosenstein as Allies Urge Confrontation by viccar0 in politics

[–]Breadwardo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

30% of the country has convinced themselves everybody against Trump is a deep-state conspirator. Every time Trump turns on a republican he was praising days ago, his crowd turns wicked on them instantly.

I'm a bit worried that even the most damning evidence presented by the most impeccable lawman won't be enough.

What would happen if Russia will collapse? by silkmao in geopolitics

[–]Breadwardo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If the Russian Federation does collapse, it can and will cause the largest economic recession

Do you have a reasoning behind this? Russian economy is not connected very well to the rest of the world.

Trump slams Putin for backing Syria after suspected chemical attack, vows 'big price' to pay by r721 in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you're right there, the world will soon perish. No governments are planning for this, and it is difficult to deter nations from developing nuclear weapons.

Trump slams Putin for backing Syria after suspected chemical attack, vows 'big price' to pay by r721 in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My mushroom cloud is bigger than your mushroom cloud. So what? Russia no longer exists. America no longer exists. Fallout causes life on planet to no longer exist.

Trump slams Putin for backing Syria after suspected chemical attack, vows 'big price' to pay by r721 in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your argument was that chemical weapons were not effective because neither side thought they would win the war with them. No nations can win a war with nuclear weapons. The rest of my post was:

If there truly can be no war between nuclear powers without it turning hot, then the world as we know it will not function for long. 73 years ago the first nuke was dropped, and that is a blip in the overall human historical timeline. As nations become more educated, they'll be more able to develop their own nuclear weapons without the help of great powers.

Trump slams Putin for backing Syria after suspected chemical attack, vows 'big price' to pay by r721 in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are mistaken. The USA would absolutely bomb (nuke) Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and any other population center of Russia has soon as Russia launches nukes of their own, which is what you said is what Russia would do "in masses" as soon as USA crosses the Russian border, which conveniently is expanding recently.

A nuke that has 80 targets is meaningless when America also has enough nukes to blow up the planet many times over.

Trump slams Putin for backing Syria after suspected chemical attack, vows 'big price' to pay by r721 in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It sounds like a lot of US generals were successfully checked and balanced by a rational leader in power.

Trump slams Putin for backing Syria after suspected chemical attack, vows 'big price' to pay by r721 in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Russia is a big country with lower population, they could spread out way better.

Yes, comrade. We are moving from Moscow to Siberian wilderness. To spread ourselves out away from our cities. No houses or food sources/infrastructure there? Too bad. What of wife and child? They will move to Siberian wilderness too, or will be destroyed by Amerikan stealth bomber.

Trump slams Putin for backing Syria after suspected chemical attack, vows 'big price' to pay by r721 in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If any nation thought they could win a war using nuclear missiles, I highly doubt they wouldn't use it. So neither nation will use nuclear missiles, so long as they have rational leaders in power, and checks and balances in place to assure a single idiot can't just press a button and the world is wiped out. More nations that have access to this means it is more likely that a nation without these checks and balances will gain nuclear capabilities. No nations are planning for this eventuality.

Trump slams Putin for backing Syria after suspected chemical attack, vows 'big price' to pay by r721 in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In a few weeks, we will be too distracted by the next big news story to remember or care about this.

Trump slams Putin for backing Syria after suspected chemical attack, vows 'big price' to pay by r721 in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Is it not possible to have a 'chivalrous' war between two nuclear powers? WW2 did not use chemical weapons. Just playing devil's advocate here.

If there truly can be no war between nuclear powers without it turning hot, then the world as we know it will not function for long. 73 years ago the first nuke was dropped, and that is a blip in the overall human historical timeline.

As nations become more educated, they'll be more able to develop their own nuclear weapons without the help of great powers.

Japanese government to train teachers on how to keep abduction issue fresh among younger generations by ManiaforBeatles in NorthKoreaNews

[–]Breadwardo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan

Also the people CAN pretend they never mass raped millions, because they didn't, their WW2 ancestors did.

Japan does not have the same system of government, military, or people they had in the 1940s. To place the blame of the atrocities on them is wrong.

Chinese authorities claim they have banned more than 7 million people deemed "untrustworthy" from boarding flights, and nearly 3 million others from riding on high-speed trains, according to a report by the country's National Development and Reform Commission. by madazzahatter in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely criticize your own government. But when you're doing it in a thread where a different government is doing something disproportionately worse, it takes away from how horrifying the issue is.

Facebook VP's internal memo literally states that growth is their only value, even if it costs users their lives by FelicianoCalamity in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Right. It's not Facebook's fault because it happened. It's FB's fault because they knew about it and didn't stop it or report it.

Facebook VP's internal memo literally states that growth is their only value, even if it costs users their lives by FelicianoCalamity in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Their responsibility for skirting violations has nothing to do with when individuals act out of turn.