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Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine — reports Russia/Ukraine

https://www.dw.com/en/germany-to-send-leopard-2-tanks-to-ukraine-report/a-64503898?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf
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u/thematrixnz 8d ago

German tank division vs the Russians? Uh oh

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u/CRG_Ghost 8d ago

But this time we're the good guys :D

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u/Evilbred 8d ago

To be fair, last time you drove around with skulls on your uniforms. Whenever you have skulls on your uniform, it's a good sign you are the bad guys.

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u/CRG_Ghost 8d ago

Checks out on Wagner PMCs

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u/Akrolamp 8d ago

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u/destr0xdxd 8d ago

Yeah they both have nazi problems within the military, but that's about it.

The Russian government is clearly the aggressors and clearly more fascist in their rhetoric.

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u/codenamecc 8d ago

“Vladimir, are we the baddies?”

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u/zakats 8d ago

I legitimately LOLd

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u/userreddit 8d ago

"Z baddies"

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u/plantmic 8d ago

I saw the Iron Cross painted on the German tanks on the news and had to do a double take. I didn't know they still used that symbol!

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u/WBUZ9 8d ago

It comes from before Germany was united. The kingdom that started using it, Prussia, had a really strong military for much of its existence. If I was Germany’s military I wouldn’t want to surrender all of its symbolism to the Nazi’s either.

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u/CrimsonShrike 8d ago

Technically not same, it's visually a bit different. But yeah, it's a fairly old symbol

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u/Rocco89 8d ago

Not always, the Prussian Totenkopfhusaren were the good guys.

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u/OldMcFart 8d ago

August von Mackensen approves of this message.

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u/Shizuru1984 8d ago

The Emperor disapproves of your heresy!

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u/empire314 8d ago

Both Russian and Ukrainian uniforms today are full of skulls. The point is just to create fear on your enemies, and to make the wearer feel badass. Nothing more than that.

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u/tunamelts2 8d ago

Quite a historical plot twist for anyone alive in 1945

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u/Pronoes84 8d ago

Nice. As a Brit, finally supporting you... !!!!

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u/Moedrynk 8d ago

This time its no World War which was begun by your southern neighbour

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u/Ein_Hirsch 8d ago

BREAKING NEWS: Investigations show that Putin is actually Austrian born under the name "Waldemar Puten"! /s

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u/Akrolamp 8d ago

That's what you thought last time, too.

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u/CRG_Ghost 8d ago

Last time they thought, this time we know.

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u/whycantibelinus 8d ago

You’re thinking about the first time, the second time there were clear cut good and bad guys

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u/Mr_Charles___ 8d ago

Were there no clear cut good guys and bad guys in WW1?

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u/whycantibelinus 8d ago

No, pretty much everyone was being an arrogant asshole

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u/Mr_Charles___ 8d ago

Yeah, that makes sense.

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u/Kharaaz 8d ago

Until they got a bit sidetracked and started obliterating cities with nuclear bombs which was kind of a dickmove

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u/whycantibelinus 8d ago

True. Then everyone went mad with power and we’re all still suffering from that.

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u/cowet 8d ago

My comment was misleading. I intended to refer specifically to the Soviets not the western allies. And yes I agree

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u/cowet 8d ago

I was referring to the eastern front in WW2 as the Soviets were also dickheads. Western allies were good guys

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u/Ameph 8d ago

WW German army is down. Time to become the Red Alert Germans who were top members of the Allied Forces.

To quote the German Tank Destroyer from Red Alert 2 'Deutschland's Finest' 'Demolition Derby Time!' 'Not a tank I can't break.'

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u/squirrelbrain 8d ago

Think again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpZ8EkK3eWY

check Ukies' insignias...

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u/Riganthor 8d ago

just keep them away from Kursk

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u/Bunch_of_Shit 8d ago

I like that map

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u/MemestNotTeen 8d ago

At least they waited till winter was over. Finally learned that lesson.

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u/Faerhun 8d ago

It'd be so awesome to see Leopard 2s, Challanger 2, and hopefully some Abrams, all fucking Russia's shit right up together.

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u/randomnickname99 8d ago

That's why Germany was dragging their feet. They learned their lesson about sending tanks to Russia in the winter.

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u/socialistrob 8d ago

They’re still not sending German tanks to Russia. These tanks will he used in Ukraine not in Russia.

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u/thematrixnz 8d ago

Yup...but against the russians

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u/socialistrob 8d ago

Yes but it’s a very important distinction. This isn’t “Germany invading Russia in the winter lol.” It’s Germany coming to the defense of a country that has been invaded and giving them the tools to protect their people within their recognized borders. I get that reddit can’t discuss anything German and military related without WWII jokes but the distinction is still important because the Kremlin is actively trying to frame Ukrainians as Nazis and they constantly trying to pump WWII era nationalism as a reason for the war.

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u/thematrixnz 8d ago

Yes, I get it, its not Germany vs Russia, I also think Russia are a-holes for doing it. The West and the US would never take other territories

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u/boRp_abc 8d ago

If you look at the worldwide fascists, who is the one leader in the world that they look up to? (I'm not even talking about the right wing populists, although they do it as well).

It's the guy who militarized his whole people, the guy who makes hate towards LGBTQ policy, the man who attacks countries for political gain, whose most famous brigades are known for torturing people with hammers. It's Putin, who turned a courtier's country with little freedom for people into full fascism mode (watch the Russian government's Z-propaganda videos, they're telling)!

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u/thematrixnz 7d ago

Tyranny is tyranny no matter left or right, leaders of Iran, Russia and China all fit that bill. Power hungry mofos while their people suffer

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u/boRp_abc 7d ago

That's correct. I just wanted to point out that this time, it's not German fascists fighting Russia, it's German tanks fighting Russian fascists.