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Tommy Carcetti

(43,174 posts)
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 11:20 AM Feb 2022

An country with 44 million people and a centuries-old history and culture: "A great piece of land."

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-praise-putin-smart-war-ukraine-invasion-1682182

That is what that pestilent piece of fucking shit called Ukraine yesterday.

Said Putin was "smart" and took it, "a great piece of land."

Not a nation or a country. No words of support or solidarity to its people.

It was just "a great piece of land."

Like it was one of his shitty little golf courses.

They're bombing my grandparents' hometown today. I was there, three years ago. As corny as it sounds, I could really feel their presence there. It was a truly incredible moment where I felt such a connection with a place.

This is more than "a great piece of land." This is a beloved home for millions of people, and a place of ancestral pride for millions more such as myself.

And one day, Donald Trump will be sitting alongside Vladimir Putin, Josef Stalin and Adolph Hitler.

And it will be very, very, very hot.


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An country with 44 million people and a centuries-old history and culture: "A great piece of land." (Original Post) Tommy Carcetti Feb 2022 OP
So glad you got to visit your ancestors' home! SheltieLover Feb 2022 #1
He has earned his comeuppance. Cracklin Charlie Feb 2022 #2
'They're bombing my grandparents' hometown today.' Wicked Blue Feb 2022 #3
One of my best friends is the granddaughter of 4 Ukrainian grandparents. Irish_Dem Feb 2022 #4

SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)
1. So glad you got to visit your ancestors' home!
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 11:24 AM
Feb 2022

So sorry the vile piece of shit is attacking this lovely country! 💔

Imo tfg & qpukes are giving aid & comfort to the enemy. Lock them up!

Wicked Blue

(5,831 posts)
3. 'They're bombing my grandparents' hometown today.'
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 11:33 AM
Feb 2022

Tommy, I am in tears for you, your relatives, and for the Ukrainian people. What's happening is monstrous.

My great-grandfather studied Russian Orthodox theology in Kyiv before becoming a priest and theology professor in Estonia. It is said to be a very beautiful city. I believe he was ethnically Russian, but a DNA test showed I have Ukrainian ancestry too - I'm mostly Estonian and Finnish.

But even if I didn't have a drop of Ukrainian DNA, I would still be sickened by this sociopath's brutal invasion of an independent nation that was of no threat to Russia.



Irish_Dem

(46,929 posts)
4. One of my best friends is the granddaughter of 4 Ukrainian grandparents.
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 11:37 AM
Feb 2022

Who immigrated to the US in the 1920's.

She has many ties to the Ukrainian- American community here in the US.

She is heartbroken and very rattled last night and today.

I am trying to support her as much as I can, but not much I can say.
It is a very grim situation.

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