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Mar 16, 2023Liked by Diane Francis

At this point, Russia is a failed state, with terrible life expectancy, and may well collapse. Superficially it seems to be getting by, but the initial bump of funds from high energy prices and reliance of Russian sourced gas has been eroded and outlets to China take time to build. However Ukraine cannot wait for that..the rumblings that US is giving too much support to Ukraine may gain traction over the coming months- so now more than ever, heading into springUkraine needs weapons yesterday.

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The Russian people have no idea about any of this. Putin has so controlled the message that only people who want to know the truth can find it. The overwhelming mass of people buy the story that (1) the West started the war, (2) Russia is defending itself and its way of life in this existential struggle, and, (3) Russia is acting like a benevolent brother saving Russian speaking Ukrainians from EU & the US oppression as very few of them know of the genocide taking place under their name and those that do, think it entirely justifiable. Thus, until it collapses, don't expect protests as that is also portrayed as a western plot to oppress the good people of Russia. Pure 1984: up is down, left is right, etc.

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agreed

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Mar 16, 2023Liked by Diane Francis

Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing".

Keep up the good work Diane! Thx!

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Yup….and generational issues- old population demographic-which likens Putin to Stalin ala maga storyline

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Mar 16, 2023Liked by Diane Francis

You nailed it!

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Mar 16, 2023Liked by Diane Francis

I suggest you send this to the current collection of fools trying to out trump trump in their race to destroy a free American society. Desantis et Al a modern day ship of fools!

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Mar 16, 2023Liked by Diane Francis

Thank you Diane; the demise of Russia, Putin, cannot happen fast enough. Yes, we need to continue supporting Ukrainians now, not 6 plus months down the road.

We must try to manage the misinformation propaganda coming from the Kremlin.

Russia must lose this war because it will embolden China to take over Taiwan.

We need Peace in this World; as people are stressed out.

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Mar 16, 2023Liked by Diane Francis

Excellent, as always. Thank you.

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Mar 16, 2023Liked by Diane Francis

I hope your right.

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and yet putin is swanning aroung in mariopol today and the chinese seem to be supporting this dangerous psychopath ....russia is losing?????? hope you are right but events are confusing to say the least ....meanwhile trudeau refuses to take the steps that would help wean europe from russian gas and oil ...with friends like trudeau who needs enemies????

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Again I say, "hats off to you Diane". With the super tanks on their way to UKR the end of RU is on the horizon. As I receive pictures of UKR soldiers who have been killed my hate for Putin is beyond --- . Your analysis is important for Americans to understand - most of them can read can't they?

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to comment further on trudeau ....he now is manoevering frantically to hide the fact that china has been financing his elections ....by any definition this is treason .....china is not an ally of canada.....when i say FRANTICALLY i mean it ....this is dévastating to trudeau ....when is the canadian public going to wake up???? this guy has to go....

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