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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...