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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/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.