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Putin accuses the West of trying to "cancel" and "dismember" Russia (Original Post) highplainsdem Mar 2022 OP
Eh doesn't have to be all of Russia qazplm135 Mar 2022 #1
Yes. CrackityJones75 Mar 2022 #2
You are correct sir. BlueIdaho Mar 2022 #3
Says the man committing war crimes trying to cancel and dismember Ukraine. tanyev Mar 2022 #4
He's actively trying to garner sympathy from our country's worst of the worst ck4829 Mar 2022 #5
Case in point... ck4829 Mar 2022 #37
He spoke of people (oligarchs?) who make their money in Russia Wingus Dingus Mar 2022 #6
Are we seeing the beginning of a "Night of the Long Knives"? Ray Bruns Mar 2022 #15
Very possibly. Wingus Dingus Mar 2022 #18
Aww, it's nice of him to notice. herding cats Mar 2022 #7
It's that same Trump whine. Playing the f-n victim. C_U_L8R Mar 2022 #8
Aren't russian soldiers killing Ukrainian citizens? samsingh Mar 2022 #9
He did it to himself JustAnotherGen Mar 2022 #10
Says the founder of the Trump-Putin School of Projectionists dalton99a Mar 2022 #11
Nah, Vlad. We'll just emasculate YOU, instead. MineralMan Mar 2022 #12
He's quick on the uptake, isn't he? Gore1FL Mar 2022 #13
Paper cilla4progress Mar 2022 #14
The merest coincidence that Putin uses the exact same language of Republicans in the U.S. gratuitous Mar 2022 #16
As the wise man once said, Sherman A1 Mar 2022 #17
If Vlad the Impaler would stay within his borders doc03 Mar 2022 #19
I love that he's using the language of the GOP Johnny2X2X Mar 2022 #20
And? lame54 Mar 2022 #21
CANCEL CULTURE!!! budkin Mar 2022 #22
You done fucked up, Vlad. eShirl Mar 2022 #23
"Cancel" you say? Dirty Socialist Mar 2022 #24
I saw a video where he said he welcomed sanctions iemanja Mar 2022 #25
Nobody is trying to cancel or dismember Russia. Caliman73 Mar 2022 #26
The Communists are the ones who made the Republics maxsolomon Mar 2022 #27
yes, but he wants to go back to 1895 or something anarch Mar 2022 #29
Yes, I think that's it exactly. maxsolomon Mar 2022 #32
Actually, we're gonna stand back and watch it fall apart... Wounded Bear Mar 2022 #28
There's a very easy way to stop the sanctions Pootie. Crunchy Frog Mar 2022 #30
Just one Russian, Vlad.... Sogo Mar 2022 #31
Boy, can't get anything past him. n/t tavernier Mar 2022 #33
Was that an "OUCH"? Emrys Mar 2022 #34
Does his speechwriter also moonlight for a tiny-handed orange guy? tinrobot Mar 2022 #35
"cancel" and "dismember" Talitha Mar 2022 #36
Kick ck4829 Mar 2022 #38

ck4829

(34,838 posts)
5. He's actively trying to garner sympathy from our country's worst of the worst
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:24 PM
Mar 2022

Who else uses “cancel” as a term of victimization other than the Crumbley family values bloc?

Wingus Dingus

(8,049 posts)
6. He spoke of people (oligarchs?) who make their money in Russia
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:26 PM
Mar 2022

but aren't really Russians at heart, but instead acting like westerners, and how Russia needs to undergo "purification"--sounds to me like pressure from oligarchs and cronies is starting to get to him, and now he's going to punish them or something. It's a scary speech.

herding cats

(19,514 posts)
7. Aww, it's nice of him to notice.
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:27 PM
Mar 2022

It's the little gestures of recognition like this which make all that hard work worthwhile!

samsingh

(17,512 posts)
9. Aren't russian soldiers killing Ukrainian citizens?
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:29 PM
Mar 2022

isn't putin doing this to Ukraine.

Also - not sure what the issue is. In the Kremlin way, there are no sanctions.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
16. The merest coincidence that Putin uses the exact same language of Republicans in the U.S.
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:42 PM
Mar 2022

Not to mention the exact same projection ploy: Accuse your adversary of doing what you're doing while denying that you're doing anything untoward.

Johnny2X2X

(18,357 posts)
20. I love that he's using the language of the GOP
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:55 PM
Mar 2022

He's saying "cancel" and "woke" over and over making it clear to everyone who he supports in the US. And maybe also making some of those people who also whine about woke and cancel culture see how idiotic it makes them look.

iemanja

(52,983 posts)
25. I saw a video where he said he welcomed sanctions
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:11 PM
Mar 2022

because they would make Russia "stronger." He certainly has changed his tune.

Caliman73

(11,637 posts)
26. Nobody is trying to cancel or dismember Russia.
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:14 PM
Mar 2022

The analogy you are looking for is...

When you have an aggressive, rabid dog, and that dog is attacking a child, you will try to hose, hit, kick, and maybe eventually use more severe methods of getting the attack to stop.

This is what is happening to you Putin.

maxsolomon

(32,736 posts)
27. The Communists are the ones who made the Republics
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:15 PM
Mar 2022

out of the Russian Empire. Russia was dismembered by Russians.

I know it galls him, but there are distinct ethnicities that were made Republics by the Bolsheviks, and it's only natural that they'd want to escape Russian oppression, particularly that of Putin's Kakistocracy, and establish real independence. That there are many ethnic Russians in those nations just shows how Russia tried to erase their identities with Russian emigration (and relocation).

No one is trying to change the borders of Russia - it's Russia asserting that it's borders are drawn wrong.

maxsolomon

(32,736 posts)
32. Yes, I think that's it exactly.
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:53 PM
Mar 2022

The borders under the Tsar are the correct borders of Russia.

Of course, that's impossible now, and I think he knows it. He won't get the already-in-NATO Baltics back, for one.

I don't think he actually wants the Central Asian nations - too Muslim.

The Caucasus, though? Maybe.

Belarus? Definitely.

tinrobot

(10,789 posts)
35. Does his speechwriter also moonlight for a tiny-handed orange guy?
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 05:56 PM
Mar 2022

They're sounding more alike every day.

Talitha

(6,389 posts)
36. "cancel" and "dismember"
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 10:02 PM
Mar 2022

If that's what it takes, hell yes!! After all, this whole thing was YOUR idea. Suck it up, buttercup.

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