Zerenskyy’s Speech to the US Congress

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18 Mar 2022, 3:56 am

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No I was talking about the thousands of Ukrainian hackers (once the war is over) turning their attention toward hacking banks/credit cards of people like us.

They'll just go back to their regular well-paid IT jobs.
I think several companies will want them hired as security specialists.

You don't fear firefighters would break into your home and loot after the fire is over, do you?


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18 Mar 2022, 5:29 pm

magz wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
No I was talking about the thousands of Ukrainian hackers (once the war is over) turning their attention toward hacking banks/credit cards of people like us.

They'll just go back to their regular well-paid IT jobs.
I think several companies will want them hired as security specialists.

You don't fear firefighters would break into your home and loot after the fire is over, do you?


I'll take your word for it. But I'm fairly sure the US thought the same thing when they trained thousands of Mujahadeen in the art of warfare to fight the Russian occupation forces in Afghanistan. Hollywood even made movies exalting the Mujahadeen as heroes. We all know what happened once the Russians left.



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19 Mar 2022, 2:07 am

I wonder what job opportunities Mujahedeen fighters had before and after the war.
Any ideas?


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19 Mar 2022, 4:35 am

magz wrote:
I wonder what job opportunities Mujahedeen fighters had before and after the war.
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I don't know about job opportunities but they were provided surface to air missiles (stingers) which came in handy when they switched to using it on American helicopters.

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19 Mar 2022, 4:46 am

Well, I guess if US was trying to invade Ukraine after the current war is over, Ukrainians would use all they got from US to defend themselves. Who wouldn't?

What was the concept of Mujahedeens to do with their country once they got rid of Russians? I'm not a historian but I find it an important question to ask. I think they were focused on fighting and religion and didn't have much of a plan beyond these.
Anybody knows if I'm right?

I find it an important question about any war or revolution: what next? Without a realistic and constructive answer, "next" will be a next war or revolution :(


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19 Mar 2022, 4:50 am

magz wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
No I was talking about the thousands of Ukrainian hackers (once the war is over) turning their attention toward hacking banks/credit cards of people like us.

They'll just go back to their regular well-paid IT jobs.
I think several companies will want them hired as security specialists.

You don't fear firefighters would break into your home and loot after the fire is over, do you?


I do! 8O


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19 Mar 2022, 4:52 am

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The Russians could barely defeat the Ukrainians----if they could defeat them at all.

Imagine if they ran into the Juggernaut known as NATO?


Agreed.
It wouldn't happen for decades if ever. 8)


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19 Mar 2022, 4:57 am

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How does one take a man who used to play the piano with his penis for a living seriously?


Being a penist pianist is a legitimate profession. 8)


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19 Mar 2022, 5:01 am

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My parents are from the former Soviet Union and we are Russian-speaking Jews. My mom says this is exactly why she left. I fully support Ukraine and have some horrible words for Putin.


Would "иди нахуй" be in the list? :mrgreen:


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19 Mar 2022, 5:03 am

Pepe wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
How does one take a man who used to play the piano with his penis for a living seriously?
Being a penist pianist is a legitimate profession. 8)
Before running for presidency, Zelensky was a comedian.
Political satire in his shows runned along with... a variety of forms of sense of humor.
Including the scene Matrix Glitch posted in this thread (don't worry, it's actually family-friendly... kind of).


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19 Mar 2022, 5:09 am

magz wrote:
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cyberdad wrote:
How does one take a man who used to play the piano with his penis for a living seriously?
Being a penist pianist is a legitimate profession. 8)
Before running for presidency, Zelensky was a comedian.
Political satire in his shows runned along with... a variety of forms of sense of humor.
Including the scene Matrix Glitch posted in this thread.


Satire is the highest form of intellectual humour.
It takes a fine mind to master it well.

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After playing the piano with his penis. 8)


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Also, as George Carlin said, "I have no stake in the outcome." I'll stick around for the comedy.

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