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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman wouldn't guarantee that two U.S. military veterans captured in Ukraine won't face the death penalty in an exclusive interview Monday.

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This is a subject I'd like to discuss with our several resident Russians.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2022-06-21 09:48 AM | Reply

Live by the sword...

#2 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-06-21 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Executing them would be just another war crime to add to the long long long list of war crimes committed by Russia.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-06-21 11:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

You effers want to play hardball with a nuclear power but OMG global warming!

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-21 11:42 AM | Reply

"I like people who weren't captured" - Trump

#5 | Posted by qcp at 2022-06-21 11:47 AM | Reply

Executing them would be just another war crime

I don't think executing mercenaries is a "war crime".

#6 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-06-21 12:00 PM | Reply

#6 Mercenaries no, but under the Geneva Convention volunteer foreign legion fighters are considered POWS.

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-06-21 12:50 PM | Reply

Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but it seems that these fighters (who happen to be Americans) are little more than mercenaries looking to fight and kill.

#8 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-06-21 12:51 PM | Reply

You effers want to play hardball with a nuclear power but OMG global warming!

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-21 11:42 AM | Reply | Flag:

Could you taste the stupid when you typed that?

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-06-21 12:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Could you taste the stupid when you typed that?

#9 | POSTED BY NIXON AT 2022-06-21 12:51 PM | REPLY |

Why don't you grab your gun and head over and help actually do something to support Ukraine, other than putting their flag on your FB profile pic.

#10 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-21 01:06 PM | Reply

#8, That's Russia's position for sure. It's dubious at best.

Here's a good read on the topic.

foreignpolicy.com

#11 | Posted by qcp at 2022-06-21 01:12 PM | Reply

Why don't you grab your gun and head over and help actually do something to support Ukraine,

Doubling down on the stupid I see.

It's not a good look.

#12 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-06-21 01:45 PM | Reply

Why don't you grab your gun and head over and help actually do something to support Ukraine, other than putting their flag on your FB profile pic.

#10 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-21 01:06 PM | Reply

Whats stopping you?

#13 | Posted by Scotty at 2022-06-21 02:16 PM | Reply

He's a Putin-loving poodle-walker.

#14 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-06-21 05:05 PM | Reply

Whats stopping you?

#13 | POSTED BY SCOTTY AT 2022-06-21 02:16 PM | REPLY

It's not my concern. Have you seen me asking others to do more for Ukraine? I personally don't give a ----.

If you, Nixon or that moron in #14 are that concerned, pack your ---- and go. And don't depend on our country to come bail you out when you get caught by the Russians.

#15 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-21 07:22 PM | Reply

I don't think executing mercenaries is a "war crime".

#6 | Posted by Mao_Content

These guys are less mercenary than the service members who were sent topple iraq. That was a war for oil, they were taking a paycheck to go fight on the wrong side.

At least these guys are standing up for democracy and morality.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-06-21 07:30 PM | Reply

I don't think executing mercenaries is a "war crime".
#6 | POSTED BY MAO_CONTENT

The War Crime was what we did to Fallujah after some mercenaries were executed there and their charred bodies hung from a bridge.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-21 07:34 PM | Reply

They knew what they were signing up for. Mercenaries are human ---- anyhow. Just Scum killing for money.

The UkieNazis can fight for themselves,we're giving them everything else already.

Dumbasses who want to fight over there are expendible.

#18 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-06-21 07:53 PM | Reply

Headline is wrong. It's not that Russia can't guarantee, it's that they won't.

#19 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-06-22 01:17 AM | Reply

Oh well. Lesson is, "Make better career choices".

#20 | Posted by jakester at 2022-06-22 01:59 AM | Reply

Why don't you grab your gun and head over and help actually do something to support Ukraine, other than putting their flag on your FB profile pic.

#10 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS AT 2022-06-21 01:06 PM | FLAG. EYE ROLL

Did you type that from "the front" or whilst dodging bullets on some battlefield outside Dombass?

I doubt it.

Did those captured mercenaries help anything? Nope, they're just zits on the butt of a larger problem. The wannabe superheroes running around the globe to turn men into corpses, women into widows, boys into cripples, and girls into prostitutes for whatever noble cause du jour. Now they get to do the noble thing and die the mercenary's death... or not.

It really is a case of doing unto others. Something of the conundrum is the dilemma.

#21 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-06-22 10:07 AM | Reply

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