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EndlessWire

(6,884 posts)
Fri Feb 18, 2022, 04:07 AM Feb 2022

Hasn't it started already?

Sure, the rebels blew a hole in a nursery building, barely missing the little kids. But, I keep reading that shelling is still occurring in the disputed region. For instance, they shelled someone's house and it burned. While I know they have been at war for 8 years, and fighting is nothing new there, it seems to me that the "false flag" is really the start. Like, the start is really hidden within the "false flag."

If I were Biden, I'd close the American embassy in Moscow and bring those guys home, especially since they kicked out one of our ambassadors. He is keeping it open in order to facilitate diplomacy and avenues of discussion, but forget it. Shred everything and come out. Hold your talks in Washington, where we know the Russian ambassadors are safe. But, not in Moscow.

Those rebel guys didn't start this up on a whim. They got instructions from someone. The fighting hasn't stopped, and it's turning into one continuous incident. I feel bad for the citizens there.

What is the Ukranian army supposed to do? Just sit there? Eff Putin. People just want to live in peace.

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Hasn't it started already? (Original Post) EndlessWire Feb 2022 OP
Closing an embassy is a serious move in diplomatic protocol bucolic_frolic Feb 2022 #1

bucolic_frolic

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1. Closing an embassy is a serious move in diplomatic protocol
Fri Feb 18, 2022, 07:13 AM
Feb 2022

Usually reserved for total war or defeat. If my superficial memory on the subject is in gear this morning, diplomatic protocols were setup in the Congress of Vienna negotiations that ended the Napoleonic Wars about 1815. Prince Metternich, a conservative Austrian diplomat was at the center of this Treaty.

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