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Aleksandr Dugin, prominent Russian far right figure, targeted by car bomb that kills daughter Daria Dugina

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⭕️The car of the daughter of public figure & philosopher Alexander Dugin exploded near the village of Bolshie Vyazemy 👉According to preliminary data, Daria Dugina was inside.👉Political circles in the West believe that Dugin is the brains behind #Russia's annexation of #Crimea pic.twitter.com/UMFjwYY9G5

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  1. vegai
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    When fascism gets on overdrive, antifascism reacts.

    When fascism gets on overdrive, antifascism reacts.

    4 votes
  2. [2]
    cmccabe
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    Unknown Russian group claims responsibility for murder of imperialist ideologue's daughter. https://mobile.twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1561445930020241408

    Unknown Russian group claims responsibility for murder of imperialist ideologue's daughter.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1561445930020241408

    The National Republican Army is responsible for the murder of Daria, the daughter of Russian imperialist Alexander Dugin, former Russian lawmaker Ilya Ponomaryov said.

    3 votes
    1. cmccabe
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      More from that claim by the National Republican Army:

      More from that claim by the National Republican Army:

      "We declare President Putin a usurper of power and a war criminal who amended the Constitution, unleashed a fratricidal war between Slavic peoples, and sent Russian soldiers to certain and senseless death."

      3 votes
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    GnomeChompski
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    I'm wondering if this was directly coordinated by Ukraine. I've been noticing them pushing back hard behind the line like the munitions depot fires in both Russia and Crimea, airfield bombings in...

    I'm wondering if this was directly coordinated by Ukraine. I've been noticing them pushing back hard behind the line like the munitions depot fires in both Russia and Crimea, airfield bombings in Crimea, and a fuel depot bombing in Belgorod. It would be disreputable to assassinate a civilian, but what Putin has done is not any different. And on top of everything that's happened in Ukraine, he's destabilized the world and effectively rewritten the rules of war. If it was Ukraine, I don't blame them for throwing off the gloves.

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    1. vord
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      It makes me wonder... in the modern era where wars are fought and won as much by propaganda as by force, at what point is someone pushing an agenda no longer just a civilian? If Fox News drums up...

      It would be disreputable to assassinate a civilian, but what Putin has done is not any different.

      It makes me wonder... in the modern era where wars are fought and won as much by propaganda as by force, at what point is someone pushing an agenda no longer just a civilian?

      If Fox News drums up support for an overthrow of the government, should they be treated any different than a military contractor supplying munitions? Do their recording studios and broadcast centers become legitimate targets of warfare?

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    2. cmccabe
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      I’ve even noticed some peculation that the assassination order may have even come from within the Kremlin. But of course it’s all just speculation at this point. This could have wildly different...

      I’ve even noticed some peculation that the assassination order may have even come from within the Kremlin. But of course it’s all just speculation at this point. This could have wildly different implications depending on who did it.

      3 votes
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      streblo
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      In my opinion I doubt it. For one, the strikes in Crimea appear to likely be missile strikes. And Ukraine doesn’t really stand to benefit from engaging in terrorism at this point, nor do I think...

      In my opinion I doubt it.

      For one, the strikes in Crimea appear to likely be missile strikes.

      And Ukraine doesn’t really stand to benefit from engaging in terrorism at this point, nor do I think this would be their first choice in targets.

      I think this is probably Russian opposition to the war, or the Kremlin looking for a rallying cry.

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      1. skybrian
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        From that story:

        From that story:

        Yet former U.S. Special Forces operatives and military analysts doubt that ground forces planted the explosives, based on the publicly available evidence of the Saki aftermath.

        "The craters visible in satellite photos are 10 meters across," Chuck Pfarrer, the former squadron leader of Navy SEAL Team 6, told Yahoo News. "And each is consistent with the explosion of at least 500 pounds of C-4. No Special Forces team is going to drag a ton of C-4 to a target when two ounces would be sufficient to destroy an aircraft."

        The simultaneity of the explosions also casts suspicion on the claim that timed devices were used to blow up an airfield, Pfarrer added. "Timers are good, but they're not that good."

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  4. skybrian
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    Tangentially related: UN: US buying big Ukraine grain shipment for hungry regions […]

    Tangentially related:

    UN: US buying big Ukraine grain shipment for hungry regions

    The United States is stepping up to buy about 150,000 metric tons of grain from Ukraine in the next few weeks for an upcoming shipment of food aid from ports no longer blockaded by war, the World Food Program chief has told The Associated Press.

    The final destinations for the grain are not confirmed and discussions continue, David Beasley said. But the planned shipment, one of several the U.N. agency that fights hunger is pursuing, is more than six times the amount of grain that the first WFP-arranged ship from Ukraine is now carrying toward people in the Horn of Africa at risk of starvation.

    […]

    The keenly awaited first aid ship from Ukraine is carrying 23,000 metric tons of grain, enough to feed 1.5 million people on full rations for a month, Beasley said. It is expected to dock in Djibouti on Aug. 26 or 27, and the wheat is supposed to be shipped overland to northern Ethiopia, where millions of people in the Tigray, Afar and Amhara regions have faced not only drought but deadly conflict.

    1 vote