we know from wikileaks' state department cables


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That this is NOT Russian paranoia.


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think more about the unnamed enemies of russia/u.s. friendship


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They will also have pulled off that sneaky little exit from Raqqa just mentioned.


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we're shocked, shocked, we tell you


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Well, maybe we really are shocked that the BBC came out and said it.
The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.

A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious members and – despite reassurances – dozens of foreign fighters. Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey.
Otherwise, not at all.


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somewhere on earth where sense prevails


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I know it rankles a lot of people.


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this was supposed to be an improvement over nuland


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And maybe she is, but for whom? Not us. That's certain.


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maybe i'm projecting


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But Saad looks greatly relieved to me... but now I have to worry about his trip home... and his security there... of course. It's not like this can be seen as anything more humane than a PR move to rescue the new Saudi tyrant from abject villainy in the eyes of the general public... or a counter move to Russian solidarity.


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master of understatement


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Should've said something more along the lines of "nuclear blast".


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i'm trying to make a point here


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And I don't want the link dying.
WASHINGTON, November 18. /TASS/. The Russian embassy in Washington has dismissed coercion of the partner company of the Russian information agency Sputnik, Reston Translator, to register as a foreign agent, saying it continued the practice of restricting free speech as regards Russian media.

"These steps signal continuation of the policy of pressure on the Russian mass media,’ the statement said. "It is obvious that now attempts are made to intimidate the commercial companies cooperating with our media resources."

"We call on the U.S. authorities to stop the practice of restricting freedom of the press as regards the Russian media," the embassy said. "Also, we would like to warn against imposition of individual restriction our correspondents in the U.S."

The statement also indicated that intensification of struggle in the field of mass information did not meet the interests of Russian-American collaboration, and that is why Moscow would put maximum efforts into making it impossible for the enemies of better Russian-American relations to raise the upper hand.

"Russia is set to develop full-fledged mutually beneficial dialogue with U.S. counterparts and we will continue putting efforts in the prevention of victory of the enemies of better Russian-U.S. relations," the statement said.
Emphasis mine.

NB: They did not specify the enemies.


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laplanders


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They deal with this shit all the time.


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this is totally a thing


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They will try to get across the road — even if it's not raining or wet — if the culvert is blocked... anything to get all the way up their stream. Nothing more determined than a spawning salmon... except if you count human stupidity.


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mythical/composite creatures


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That stag looks like someone took a reindeer or moose body, threw a fawn's pelt over it and then glued a deer's muzzle to a cow's head, stuck it on the torso and attached a rack to it. Seems he lives in England and probably would be something Robin Hood would fell for everyone's dinner.


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heh


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They're calling it officially over for fire season on Monday.


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no kidding


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I just can't take it right now.


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i'm not dead


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I am just fried, fried, fried and trying to chill with the Hills.

I still love you, but I can't deal with the world right now.


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they might think i'm just being colorful


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But I'm dead serious... and listening to this while I'm saying it.


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can't fight city hall


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Uncomfortable truth is uncomfortable and nobody likes uncomfortable.


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probably an outright lie


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And no way it's not 100% political. The shit is so thick. She's marching over a movie star flirting with her forty years ago? No. She's trying to make him pay for being a mouthy conservative. So she looks more like a total pig than a nice woman who was wronged.

"Rape culture." Give. Me. A. Break.

This ain't that. This ain't nowhere near that.

Bad enough sperm counts in the West are down 60% as against the rest of the world. Now the "hyper-feminized" are cutting off all the dicks they can get near.


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