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Russian media has alleged Ukraine is using "black magic" to thwart President Vladimir Putin's invasion.

POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD

The parallel with Trumpism is now complete.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-04 05:46 PM | Reply

"traces of black magic rituals"

POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD

Sounds like the Russians need to go home and burn a few teachers.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-04 05:47 PM | Reply

So that's why Putin looks like a small dong.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-04 06:18 PM | Reply

Nazi satanists? I knew it!
-PootyFluffer

#4 | Posted by censored at 2022-05-04 06:48 PM | Reply

I love living in your head. You can't stop obsessing about my positions about everything.


You need to get a life. Stop letting the TeeVee do all your thinking for you.

#5 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-05-04 06:56 PM | Reply

Hard to fight a "holy war" without the big bad wolf.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-04 06:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You can't stop obsessing about my positions about everything. #5 | Posted by PootyFluffer

Doesn't actually take much thought. All your positions are the same, you freethinking nonconformist.

#7 | Posted by censored at 2022-05-04 06:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

At this point he's just phoning it in.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-04 07:00 PM | Reply

At this point he's just phoning it in. #8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead

Yeah, he's not putting much effort into his nonsense.

I think he started his schtick trying to be edgy. Hard to believe that someone reached adulthood and is still that lame.

#9 | Posted by censored at 2022-05-04 08:38 PM | Reply

Hard to believe a person reached adulthood and is still so lame they obsess about someone that lame.

FIFY.

#10 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-05-04 09:14 PM | Reply

PootyFluffer! You're back! Tell us again about how those Ukrainian women deserved to be raped by Russian soldiers.

#11 | Posted by censored at 2022-05-04 09:37 PM | Reply

Well ya see, Putin didn't order any rapes.

So they were crimes. Even the Russian military would have charged them if it became embarrassing.

So slaver on agitprop boy. The world is more complex than a fortune cookie.

Keep thinking the way you should. You know best.

TeeVee told you so.

#12 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-05-04 10:15 PM | Reply

"Well ya see, Putin didn't order any rapes."

No, I don't see that at all.

Did he not order the bombing of the bomb shelter either?

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-04 10:16 PM | Reply

Which one. I can't keep the atrocities straight. Also they're only one sided. I never hear any Russian side. The fact is, war is killing. Ukraine knew Russia was pissed. They got all promenant and chesty because they thought the West would back them.

The West has given aid and comfort to them.
But war is still killing.

They provoked Russia needlessly. NATO provoked Russia needlessly.

War resulted. They should have been appeasers unless they wanted to fight.

Ukraine alone.Without Western support would have backed off.

But the new cool Ukraine wants to run with the cool kids,they got mouthy.

So now WAR.

It could have been avoided. But everybody was so sure they were bluffing.

Are we still so sure?

#14 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-05-04 10:29 PM | Reply

Did he not order the bombing of the bomb shelter either?

"Which one. I can't keep the atrocities straight."

Finally, the truth.

"Also they're only one sided. I never hear any Russian side."

That's because Ukraine hasn't bombed any Russian bomb shelters.

And if they had, it'd be on your TeeVee, Komrade.

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-04 10:48 PM | Reply

"But the new cool Ukraine wants to run with the cool kids, they got mouthy. So now WAR."

So now War = Cool ?!?

You are One. Sick. ----.

#16 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-04 10:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They should have been appeasers unless they wanted to fight.

Appeasement is your thang PootyFluffer. Unlike yourself, not everyone wants to drop to their knees to pleasure Moscow Midget.

It could have been avoided. But everybody was so sure they were bluffing. Are we still so sure? #14 | Posted by PootyFluffer

Uh, you were the only one who thought that Russia was bluffing. But way to go, once again trying to put your poor judgment and character traits on everyone else.

#17 | Posted by censored at 2022-05-04 10:51 PM | Reply

So go fight the holy war with the righteous. Why fight with me?

If they hadn't pushed NATO needlessly and been so insufferable about the right of Ukraine to join, this could have been avoided.

The whole buildup was like they were daring them to attack.

So yeah,it takes two to tango.

Ukraine got brave because they thought NATO would intervene directly.

So far they have been wrong.

If NATO does intervene directly, I hope the Russians love their children too.

#18 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-05-04 11:02 PM | Reply

"You are One. Sick. ----.

#16 | POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2022-05-04 10:50 PM"

You and I don't agree on much but that is spot-on.

#19 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-04 11:09 PM | Reply

So go fight the holy war with the righteous. Why fight with me? If they hadn't pushed NATO needlessly and been so insufferable about the right of Ukraine to join, this could have been avoided. The whole buildup was like they were daring them to attack. So yeah,it takes two to tango.#18 | Posted by PootyFluffer

First off, I couldn't fight you even if I wanted to. You made it clear that you would either immediately surrender or turn tail and run.

How dare Ukraine try to excercise their rights as a sovereign nation. Didn't they realize that they would hurt Pooty's feefees?

Yeah, two to tango. Ukraine was clearly antagonizing Moscow Midget because it continued to exist. Ukrainians should write Pooty a heartfelt apology letter. Maybe write it on your back so they'll know Pooty will see it.

#20 | Posted by censored at 2022-05-04 11:18 PM | Reply

"You and I don't agree on much"

I don't agree.

#21 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-04 11:19 PM | Reply

Literally, I don't agree. I think we have a lot of similar beliefs. Fiscal sanity, legal equality, more freedom, not less, just to name a few.

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-04 11:29 PM | Reply

#21 Very well played. :-)

#23 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-04 11:41 PM | Reply

You got it bro, keep it classy.

#24 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-05-04 11:41 PM | Reply

Ukraine alone.Without Western support would have backed off.
But the new cool Ukraine wants to run with the cool kids,they got mouthy.
So now WAR.
It could have been avoided. But everybody was so sure they were bluffing.
Are we still so sure?

#14 | POSTED BY EFFETEPOSER AT 2022-05-04 10:29 PM | REPLY

WOW. What is it like to betray humanity?? You're literally saying Ukrainian people have no right to exist. You sound like a NAZI supporter circa 1930's.

#25 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-05 12:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Your right, of course. Let's get those Russian bastards. Trying to trample on the rights of others. The Ukraine was peacefully trying to exist and they just attacked for no reason at all.

Sanction Russia into the stone age.

God is on our side. It's a crusade against Evil.

Vlad must die.

#26 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-05-05 12:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

No wonder Repubs love the Russian war.

They believe equally stupid ---- as "black magic" stopping Vlad's invasion.

Probably because they're equally ----, failed morons who need a scapegoat.

#27 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-05 01:00 AM | Reply

The media machine working overtime to splash more lipstick on Putout Putin's big, stinking pig of a war of choice sounds a lot like our own Faux Noos. Any semblance to reality passing through either of those propaganda machines is a glitch, not a feature.

#28 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-05 06:34 AM | Reply

#28 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis

Russia doesn't have an NCO corp. No sergeants. That's why they felt they have to send generals to the front. Every move comes down from the top. Russian soldiers aren't taught to take initiative. They aren't allowed to.

Pilfering or outright fraud in the military means they don't have the replacement parts for tanks or trucks it says they do ... on paper. Also, BTG's (Battle Tank Groups) are undermanned despite some paper saying they're fully manned. The salaries for those pretend soldiers goes into the pockets of officers. And on and on it goes ...

20% of their shells don't detonate on impact because the fuses are decades beyond the 'use by' dates. Same story with other gear.

And Russians having Chechen soldiers behind their lines to shoot Russian soldiers (most untrained conscripts) who won't shoot Ukrainians or try to walk away tells us all we need to know about Russian morale. There isn't any.

As we know, Ukrainians are highly motivated fighters. Russian soldiers are anything but.

May 9 isn't going to be a happy day for Putin. Nothing to celebrate. In fact, he may formally declare war on Ukraine despite telling Russians this was a "special operation" to cleanse Ukraine of Nazis. Declaring war will unveil what a lie that is. His supposed great military ... isn't.

SING ALONG:

"100 Russian generals on the wall, 100 Russian generals on the WALL. Kill 10 more, mop the floor, Putin don't give two s***s anymore."

#29 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-05-05 06:53 AM | Reply

Ukraine is using "black magic" to thwart President Vladimir Putin's invasion

They're as nucking futs as the GOP.

#30 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-05-05 07:22 AM | Reply

They provoked Russia needlessly.

How dare they determine what their nation does!

The utter gall of Ukraine! They should run every decision past Daddy Vlad first! Ya know, like Trump did.

#31 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-05-05 07:25 AM | Reply

. Also, BTG's (Battle Tank Groups)

#29 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY AT 2022-05-05 06:53 AM | FLAG:

Battalion Tactical Group. It's a combined-arms organization.

That said, definitely not working out...

#32 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-05-05 10:16 AM | Reply

twitter.com
"The opponents of the letter Z must understand that they will not be spared. Everything is serious here: concentration camps, re-education, sterilization!" - this was declared by Shakhnazarov on the state TV

#33 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-05-05 10:42 AM | Reply

The Ukraine was peacefully trying to exist and they just attacked for no reason at all.

Careful Comrade, you unintentionally spoke the truth!

#34 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-05-05 10:44 AM | Reply

"Well ya see, Putin didn't order any rapes."

How would you know?

#35 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-05 11:18 AM | Reply

>"Well ya see, Putin didn't order any rapes." [#12 | Posted by PootyFluffer]

How would you know? #35 | Posted by Tor

Pillow talk.

#36 | Posted by censored at 2022-05-05 11:54 AM | Reply

"Pillow talk."

I don't know, Putin seems like a pump-and-dump kind of -------.

#37 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-05 12:33 PM | Reply

"Russian state-run media outlet"

Is this another Fox News thread?

#38 | Posted by Corky at 2022-05-05 04:17 PM | Reply

#32 | Posted by sitzkrieg

My mistake. The problem I've been reading about are the conscripts attached to the BTGs. They don't move where they're supposed to half the time. And they aren't happy being used as cannon fodder.

Now that US and other country's advanced artillery is making its way into Ukraine, Russian BTGs are going to be in a world of hurt. Those 'smart artillery shells' (like the SMArt 155 and M982 Excalibur) can zone in on them in short order and plow through the tops of armored vehicles/tanks/self-propelled artillery.

This isn't going to end well for Putin.

(No doubt you know all of this, SITZKREIG, but other may not).

#39 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-05-05 08:37 PM | Reply

Another problem are "phantom soldiers," i.e., make believe soldiers who are supposedly in BTGs, but are fictions who appear only on paper, with officers pocketing their salaries. Not to mention pilfering, graft, and all of the other corruption and dysfunction in the Russian military.

#40 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-05-05 09:01 PM | Reply

"If NATO does intervene directly, I hope the Russians love their children too."

Quite obviously they don't. Their sons are just cannon fodder. So far, about 25,000 of them.

#41 | Posted by danni at 2022-05-06 07:53 AM | Reply

"Russian media has alleged Ukraine is using "black magic" to thwart President Vladimir Putin's invasion."

So it finally does come down to the truth; russians really are stupid cowards. They deserve a dictator like Putin, Ukraine is obviously not stupid nor cowardly.

#42 | Posted by danni at 2022-05-06 07:56 AM | Reply

Sounds like they are pushing to become the next SCOTUS candidate for the GQP. Witchcraft trials and sentencing women to death. Stuff right out of their ruling on abortions.

#43 | Posted by Enlightened at 2022-05-06 08:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Witchcraft trials and sentencing women to death.

#43 | POSTED BY ENLIGHTENED

Both are in our future, just as surely as these same people made sure these things are a part of our past.

#44 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-06 08:45 AM | Reply

(No doubt you know all of this, SITZKREIG, but other may not).

#39 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY AT 2022-05-05 08:37 PM | FLAG:

There were only 34,000 infantry attached to those BTG to begin with and most of those in the initial wave have been killed or wounded afaik.

Fights on at Popasna. Ukraine forces let the Russians into the Eastern suburbs then began picking them apart. The pushes out of Izium have stalled.

#45 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-05-06 09:01 AM | Reply

From the Institute for the Study of War (www.understandingwar.org):

Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment Kateryna Stepanenko, Mason Clark, and George Barros
May 5, 7:00 pm ET
The Ukrainian counteroffensive out of Kharkiv city may disrupt Russian forces northeast of Kharkiv and will likely force Russian forces to decide whether to reinforce positions near Kharkiv or risk losing most or all of their positions within artillery range of the city.
Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zalyzhnyi stated on May 5 that Ukrainian forces are transitioning to counteroffensive operations around Kharkiv and Izyum, the first direct Ukrainian military statement of a shift to offensive operations. Ukrainian forces did not make any confirmed advances in the last 24 hours but repelled Russian attempts to regain lost positions. Russian forces made few advances in continued attacks in eastern Ukraine, and Ukrainian forces may be able to build their ongoing counterattacks and successful repulse of Russian attacks along the Izyum axis into a wider counteroffensive to retake Russian-occupied territory in Kharkiv Oblast.
Key Takeaways
1
Institute for the Study of War & AEI's Critical Threats Project 2022

Russian forces continued ineffectual offensive operations in southern Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Luhansk oblasts without securing any significant territorial gains in the past 24 hours.
Ukrainian officials and military officers confirmed that Russian forces have breached the Azovstal facility itself and confirmed that Ukrainian forces are losing ground. Russian forces will likely capture the facility in the coming days.
Ukrainian offensive operations around Kharkiv likely intend to push Russian forces out of artillery range of Kharkiv city, force Russian units to redeploy from the Izyum axis, and potentially threaten Russian lines of communication.
Russian forces conducted limited offensive operations toward Zaporizhia City but did not conduct any attacks in Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts in the last 24 hours. Ukrainian forces claimed to recapture additional territory west of Kherson, but ISW cannot independently confirm any advances.

#46 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-06 09:22 AM | Reply

Holy Crap! Afemposter makes Buffalo Bob sound like a Rhodes Scholar!!!

#47 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2022-05-06 01:09 PM | Reply

Where does that 25,000 killed figure come from?

What are the estimates of Ukrainian losses? I never see anything about that. Civilian deaths are trumpeted and inflated. Military deaths are just....ignored. What gives?

#48 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-05-06 01:24 PM | Reply

"What are the estimates of Ukrainian losses? I never see anything about that."

Have you tried trying?

#49 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-06 01:31 PM | Reply

Have you tried trying?

He obviously wouldn't believe it anyway.

#50 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-05-06 01:39 PM | Reply

> Have you tried trying?

He obviously wouldn't believe it anyway.
#50 | Posted by REDIAL

PootyFluffer calls it "playing Devil's advocate." It's something those of low intellect, grasp of facts, and poor argumentative skills often claim to mask their failings. Also popular amongst trolls.

#51 | Posted by censored at 2022-05-06 02:25 PM | Reply

Also popular amongst trolls.

That would be the core of the alias.

#52 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-05-06 03:02 PM | Reply

Those SMArt 155 and M982 Excalibur smart munitions are a game changer. Russians don't even have time to cuss before they plow down straight from the sky.

#53 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-05-06 03:47 PM | Reply

Speaking of Black Magic, I got a targeted ad in Russian on this site just now.

Congratulations, RCade.
You Built That!
:)

#54 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-06 04:34 PM | Reply

The only black things are Putin's heart and the charred bodies of the poor conscripts he sends into Ukraine as cannon fodder.

#55 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-05-06 06:23 PM | Reply

Go do
That voodoo
That you do
So we'll ...

#56 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2022-05-06 07:58 PM | Reply

Where does that 25,000 killed figure come from?

What are the estimates of Ukrainian losses? I never see anything about that. Civilian deaths are trumpeted and inflated. Military deaths are just....ignored. What gives?

#48 | Posted by Effeteposer

Not from the guy who had to turn off the internet and take over all the tv stations.

#57 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-06 08:42 PM | Reply

Your right, of course. Let's get those Russian bastards. Trying to trample on the rights of others. The Ukraine was peacefully trying to exist and they just attacked for no reason at all.

Sanction Russia into the stone age.

God is on our side. It's a crusade against Evil.

Vlad must die.

#26 | Posted by Effeteposer

The only time you tell the truth is when you're trying to be sarcastic.

#58 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-06 08:43 PM | Reply

"Russian media accuses Ukraine of using black magic."

When all else fails LOL.

Will FOX Snooze be far behind with this startling revelation????

i.e.

Will Tucker Carlson claim he has a video of President Biden using a Ouija Board????

Will Donald Trump claim he has three-toed scratches on his back????

Will Marjorie Taylor Green claim the Biden administration tried to poison her with Wolfbane????

Will the next talking points memo contain gibberish chants to drive away the evil spirits the Democrats have unleashed upon America????

Is President Biden the Devil incarnate????

Is there a hidden message on Biden's personal stationery????

Is there a secret chamber in the White House to practice human sacrifice????

#59 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-05-07 04:52 AM | Reply

Opps, I forgot one.

Does Jill Biden belong to a coven???? (film at 11)

#60 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-05-07 05:45 AM | Reply

The only thing Tucker Carlson knows about Ouija Boards is what he learned at his last slumber party.

#61 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-07 07:20 PM | Reply

The smell of desperation is in the air...

OCU

#62 | Posted by OCUser at 2022-05-07 08:36 PM | Reply

"Russian media" is synonymous with "quislings in the hire of the aristocracy of the oligarchy".

#63 | Posted by Hughmass at 2022-05-08 07:01 AM | Reply

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