Ted Rall for January 30, 2023

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    Daeder  4 months ago

    Ken Burns and the rest of us would like not be here that long if we just let Russia have its way with Europe.

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    XF8U-3  4 months ago

    Ukraine =/= Vietnam

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    braindead Premium Member 4 months ago

    Ted sees this as a Civil War?

    Because Ukraine is part of Russia and not a sovereign nation?

    Just like Putin claims?

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    knutdl  4 months ago

    Send them soldi…. OOOOPS!

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    EgidiusPfanzelter  4 months ago

    Unfortunately, I have no idea what this cartoon is trying to tell us.

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    Artemis   4 months ago

    Why no discussion about the Palestinians, who are being crushed (since 1948) in a horrific policy of ethnic cleansing?

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    GiantShetlandPony  4 months ago

    Slava Ukraine.

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    aristoclesplato9  4 months ago

    Vietnam part 2.

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    Just goes to show how little by little, AMERICA and other countries are slowly getting involved with Ukraine, which is making Pooty furious! His thunder is gone but he’s mad enough to start a nuclear war….God help us all, ☹️☹️☹️

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    Tired So Very Tired  4 months ago

    Zelenski rose to fame originally as a comedic actor, did he not? As I recall, Ronald Reagan was also an actor (occasionally in intentional comedies). Donald Trump too (albeit usually in unintentional comedies).

    Depending on your politics, this is, as it always is, merely more acting. Forget the actors for five minutes. Who’s the director? (Hint: it isn’t Ken Burns.) It’s the munitions manufacturers turning a tidy profit. And the rest of the production crew? That’s the media — mouthers of words like David Muir, reading surface-gloss nonsense off the teleprompter. And it’s all the politicians passing legislation to get Zelensky tanks right away while you’ve watched people die by inches from lack of access to affordable healthcare for decades because, gosh darn it, they never quite have the votes and we don’t elect kings here in America.

    Remember Jimmy Stewart’s line in “It’s a Wonderful Life”? “What’d you say just a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even thought of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what?! Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they’re so old and broken-down that — You know how long it takes a workin’ man to save five thousand dollars?”

    If you say that maybe the U.S. should take all those millions and use them for something besides geopolitical money-laundering (and if you think all this Ukraine stuff is anything other than a mechanism to transfer all our taxes to the pockets of industrialists, you haven’t been paying attention) than you’re no better that that commie George Bailey, ya filthy pinko.

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    Direwolf  4 months ago

    Just let the bully have what he wants. I’m sure he’ll be satisfied with it and won’t bother anyone else. /s

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 4 months ago

    Those proxy wars are really tough on the host country.

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    DASch  4 months ago

    It beats letting Putin run roughshod over Europe, i guess. And honestly, the damage this has done to Russian credibility alone is worth the price.

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    pixiekitten Premium Member 4 months ago

    Ted Rall defending Russia there’s a shocker

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member 4 months ago

    And Ukraine continues to maintain its independence. Sorry, Ted. (Wait, no — I’m not sorry at all.)

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Don’t claim to know the answer to this situation, but I do agree we may be heading down that path.

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    I Play One On TV  4 months ago

    Not the most desirable situation, but way better than the Gulf War, where the Saudis just told us to take care of their problems and leave them out of it, which our government was quite fine to do.

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    Rich Douglas  4 months ago

    It’s a slippery slope argument based on some very real and slippery slopes (like Vietnam) we’ve slid down in the past. But it ignores some very real examples where we’ve intervened for the benefit of a suppressed people.

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    jvscanlan Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sorry Ted, but the war that will follow Russian victory in Ukraine will cost a helluva lot more.

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    rossevrymn  4 months ago

    “The Cost of War: Russian Economy Faces a Decade of Regress” https://carnegieendowment.org/politika/88664

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    Trytofocus  4 months ago

    For real?

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    kathy shellorne  4 months ago

    @Tired so very tired You’re thinking of George W. Bush.

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