The Russia - Ukraine Conflict

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The Biden administration has a plan to rob Vladimir Putin of some of his best innovators by waiving some visa requirements for highly educated Russians who want to come to the U.S., according to people familiar with the strategy.

One proposal, which the White House included in its latest supplemental request to Congress, is to drop the rule that Russian professionals applying for an employment-based visa must have a current employer.

It would apply to Russian citizens who have earned master’s or doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics in the U.S. or abroad, the proposal states.

A spokesman for the National Security Council confirmed that the effort is meant to weaken Putin’s high-tech resources in the near term and undercut Russia’s innovation base over the long run -- as well as benefit the U.S. economy and national security.

Specifically, the Biden administration wants to make it easier for top-tier Russians with experience with semiconductors, space technology, cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, advanced computing, nuclear engineering, artificial intelligence, missile propulsion technologies and other specialized scientific areas to move to the U.S.

Biden administration officials have said they’ve seen significant numbers of high-skilled technology workers flee Russia because of limited financial opportunities from the sanctions the U.S. and allies have imposed after Putin’s invasion on Ukraine.

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The provision would expire in four years. There would be no changes to the vetting process, fees or other rules in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Russian professionals began leaving the country after the invasion began on Feb. 24.

Konstantin Sonin a economist at the University of Chicago tweeted on March 7 “that more than 200,000 people fled Russia during the last 10 days. The tragic exodus not seen for a century.”

An Interfax report, citing an estimate from the Russian Association for Electronic Communications, said that between 70,000 and 100,000 information technology specialists might try to emigrate in April.

The U.S. and some of its Group of Seven allies have also in recent weeks discussed giving protected status to Russian scientists, including those working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

CERN, which runs the largest particle physics laboratory, suspended most of its work with Russia after the war began.
Biden Seeks to Rob Putin of His Top Scientists With Visa Lure
 

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You have to give it to the Pentagon on being so crafty . This is by far the best & cheapest way to destabilize the Kremlin
 

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You spent 10k of your own money to get there and you need to ask for donations for supplies? Why are you being asked to volunteer if they can't even supply you with the necessities you'll need?
 

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Deep in your anus...


You spent 10k of your own money to get there and you need to ask for donations for supplies? Why are you being asked to volunteer if they can't even supply you with the necessities you'll need?


:patrice: they could easily be in a New Jersey basement.

they all wearing masks to hide the :pachaha:
 
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Yeah, sometimes I wish the US would make countries like China and Russia lean back, but that would lead to another Cuban Missile type crisis, where everybody has their fingers hovering over the nuke button, and who really wants that?

Truth of the matter is, nothing that Russia does in Ukraine, or that China does in Hong Kong, for instance, affects the average American over here.

Those countries are taking control of their respective regions, much like the United States once did and still does.

Everybody wants a piece of global supremacy and Russia and China see situations as the above as their way for them to get their piece of the pie.

Regular average Americans who are angry about it, are only angry because they're used to us being the world cop for as long as we can remember, and we feel that it somehow hurts us for those countries to do what they're doing.

But like I said, that's just pride and ego (on the average Americans' part). Nothing Russia does in Ukraine or that China does in Hong Kong is gonna affect the average American directly.

Now.... there's a difference when it comes to the concerns of the White House and the concerns of average Americans. The White House understands the need for continued influence for whatever reason (profit that the US government is able to get overseas, influence, and sphere of power, and also national defense). So of course yes, Biden is going to warn Russia to leave Ukraine alone.

But the United States is not about to go to war because Russia invaded Ukraine, much like the US did not go to war when Russia annexed Crimea.

It's on Ukraine to hold their own nuts. We're doing our part, sending them aid and weapons. They need to man up, get to their borders and defend themselves.

Put up a good fight, make it too costly for Russia to stay, and they'll leave, just like Afghanistan made it too costly for the US to stay there and we left (20 years later tho :skip: but still).

Also, by Ukraine putting up a good fight, that would rally the world to their cause. Don't lie down. Fight them fools, and then broadcast to the world the HUMAN cost of Russia's invasion into your country.

If that were to happen, not only would the US be forced to get involved, but other countries would too. Geopolitics (politics altogether) is a game, and you have to know how to play it. It requires cunning, ruthlessness and knowing how to gain the moral high ground when you're a nation that's in the position that Ukraine is in.

Right now, Putin is trying to play the game of moving his troops close to Ukraine but when we look at him, he's looking up in the air whistling, saying "I don't know what you're talking about. I only moved my troops there because I keep hearing that the US is moving their troops here."

Which is why Biden came out forcefully several times in the last week, to say point blank, "We are NOT going to fight Russia for Ukraine."

This is important because it effectively removes Putin's false high ground, and shows that he's the aggressor no matter what he says, because Biden said outright, in plain words, that he is not planning to fight Russia for Ukraine.

So yeah, he can invade, but the entire world will be against him, and that will hurt Russia's bottomline with the US squeezing them with sanctions and then most of mainland Europe joining in to sanction him too.

That's the risk right there. Now he has to decide if the risk of Russia's economy taking a severe plunge in 2022 with COVID gripping his country just like it's gripping ours, and with his stock market falling just like ours (nearly all stock markets are dependent on what happens in the US), and I'm sure the global supply chain issues are affecting Russia just like it's affecting us...

Now he has to decide with those crises happening simultaneously, whether or not his dream of "restoring Great Mother Russia" is worth the cost.

And that's what the whole world is waiting to see. It's his move now.






My early overview of the situation :wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow:


This is from January 25th:wow::wow::wow::wow::wow:
 
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