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Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico shot

Postby San Lumen » Wed May 15, 2024 8:57 am

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/slovakia-p ... fico-shot/

The controversial Prime Minister of Slovakia was shot in an apparent assassination attempt after a government meeting in the town of Handlova, about 90 miles northeast of the capital Bratislava. He is in life threatening condition at a hospital in the capital. The alleged assassin is in custody.

Such acts of violence have no place in a democracy and I pray he will be ok.
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Postby FNU » Wed May 15, 2024 9:00 am

San Lumen wrote:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/slovakia-prime-minister-robert-fico-shot/

The controversial Prime Minister of Slovakia was shot in an apparent assassination attempt after a government meeting in the town of Handlova, about 90 miles northeast of the capital Bratislava. He is in life threatening condition at a hospital in the capital. The alleged assassin is in custody

Such acts of violence have no place in a democracy and I pray he will ok.

Did you mean "I pray he will be okay"?

To be frank I'd say I find this shocking but I'd hardly be telling the truth. Bit of a travesty that violence is becoming a more and more common response to political distress, but at the same time it's been like that for a long while. Doesn't make it any more appropriate.
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Postby San Lumen » Wed May 15, 2024 9:01 am

FNU wrote:
San Lumen wrote:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/slovakia-prime-minister-robert-fico-shot/

The controversial Prime Minister of Slovakia was shot in an apparent assassination attempt after a government meeting in the town of Handlova, about 90 miles northeast of the capital Bratislava. He is in life threatening condition at a hospital in the capital. The alleged assassin is in custody

Such acts of violence have no place in a democracy and I pray he will ok.

Did you mean "I pray he will be okay"?

To be frank I'd say I find this shocking but I'd hardly be telling the truth. Bit of a travesty that violence is becoming a more and more common response to political distress, but at the same time it's been like that for a long while. Doesn't make it any more appropriate.


Um yes that's what I wrote.

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Postby Page » Wed May 15, 2024 9:04 am

I didn't know a thing about this guy until today. Naturally, I looked him up because I wanted to know how to feel about the whole thing. He's a mixed bag as far as I'm concerned, but I suppose I hope he pulls through, cause he doesn't strike me as evil.

I wonder who the assassin is and what his motivation was. Would be ideal if the assassin turned out to be a pro-Israel extremist, cause it would make for a catalyst for the west turning away from Israel. I doubt that's the case though.
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Postby Neu California » Wed May 15, 2024 9:09 am

San Lumen wrote:
FNU wrote:Did you mean "I pray he will be okay"?

To be frank I'd say I find this shocking but I'd hardly be telling the truth. Bit of a travesty that violence is becoming a more and more common response to political distress, but at the same time it's been like that for a long while. Doesn't make it any more appropriate.


Um yes that's what I wrote.


You missed the "be" in your sentence, actually.
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Postby San Lumen » Wed May 15, 2024 9:10 am

Page wrote:I didn't know a thing about this guy until today. Naturally, I looked him up because I wanted to know how to feel about the whole thing. He's a mixed bag as far as I'm concerned, but I suppose I hope he pulls through, cause he doesn't strike me as evil.

I wonder who the assassin is and what his motivation was. Would be ideal if the assassin turned out to be a pro-Israel extremist, cause it would make for a catalyst for the west turning away from Israel. I doubt that's the case though.


Why would you make a statement like that? Totally inappropriate.

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Postby Floofybit » Wed May 15, 2024 9:12 am

That's terrible, I'm glad the assassin got caught fast
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Postby HISPIDA » Wed May 15, 2024 9:32 am

assassin is 71 year old author and activist juraj cintula

no updates on fico yet
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Postby Trigori » Wed May 15, 2024 9:34 am

Page wrote:I didn't know a thing about this guy until today. Naturally, I looked him up because I wanted to know how to feel about the whole thing. He's a mixed bag as far as I'm concerned, but I suppose I hope he pulls through, cause he doesn't strike me as evil.

I wonder who the assassin is and what his motivation was. Would be ideal if the assassin turned out to be a pro-Israel extremist, cause it would make for a catalyst for the west turning away from Israel. I doubt that's the case though.

We have much more pressing issues over here than Israel, like Fico's corruption...
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Postby Kvatchdom » Wed May 15, 2024 9:43 am

I will shed no tears, and such events are likely to increase in numbers as the situation of the world darkens.
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Postby Emotional Support Crocodile » Wed May 15, 2024 9:45 am

The double edged sword of populism, you increase polarisation, and that increases the risk of political violence.
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Postby El Lazaro » Wed May 15, 2024 10:45 am

HISPIDA wrote:assassin is 71 year old author and activist juraj cintula

no updates on fico yet

Juraj, the Slovak left winger? If he’s sentenced to prison, how will that affect the Montreal Canadiens in the 2024-25 NHL season?

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Postby Neonian Imperium » Wed May 15, 2024 10:53 am

Archduke ferdinand shot in sarajevo, bosnia, in the balkans.
Slovakia's prime minister shot.
Slovakia is near the balkans.
the thing in sarajevo started WW1.
Guys I have a theory.
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Postby El Lazaro » Wed May 15, 2024 10:58 am

Neonian Imperium wrote:Archduke ferdinand shot in sarajevo, bosnia, in the balkans.
Slovakia's prime minister shot.
Slovakia is near the balkans.
the thing in sarajevo started WW1.
Guys I have a theory.

Pretty sure Slovakia won’t declare war on itself.

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Postby Neonian Imperium » Wed May 15, 2024 11:00 am

El Lazaro wrote:
Neonian Imperium wrote:Archduke ferdinand shot in sarajevo, bosnia, in the balkans.
Slovakia's prime minister shot.
Slovakia is near the balkans.
the thing in sarajevo started WW1.
Guys I have a theory.

Pretty sure Slovakia won’t declare war on itself.

Russia in a corner searching for an excuse to declare war on NATO:
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Postby HISPIDA » Wed May 15, 2024 11:17 am

some reports coming from people a friend knows in slovakia.

- smer-SD is reportedly already blaming political opponents. some are calling for "political war" and blaming free press and journalists for the shooting
- anti-government protests have been happening for a while and will likely intensify; progressive party in particular being blamed
- the shooter is a far-right polemic and has published books on romani people: you can probably guess the content
- the shooter reportedly has ties to the slovak conscripts, a far-right paramilitary organization that was disbanded in 2022 (this is still unconfirmed)
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Postby Turenia » Wed May 15, 2024 11:27 am

Robert Fico. I fucking despise the guy.

But this just makes him a martyr.
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Postby Shrillland » Wed May 15, 2024 11:29 am

Certainly a divisive figure to be sure, but let us hope he can recover.
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Postby Trigori » Wed May 15, 2024 11:31 am

HISPIDA wrote:some reports coming from people a friend knows in slovakia.

- smer-SD is reportedly already blaming political opponents. some are calling for "political war" and blaming free press and journalists for the shooting
- anti-government protests have been happening for a while and will likely intensify; progressive party in particular being blamed
- the shooter is a far-right polemic and has published books on romani people: you can probably guess the content
- the shooter reportedly has ties to the slovak conscripts, a far-right paramilitary organization that was disbanded in 2022 (this is still unconfirmed)


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Postby Deblar » Wed May 15, 2024 11:35 am

Oh shit ignore that this is the first time hearing about this guy

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Postby Munkcestrian RepubIic » Wed May 15, 2024 11:36 am

Turenia wrote:Robert Fico. I fucking despise the guy.

But this just makes him a martyr.

Why do you despise him?
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Postby Turenia » Wed May 15, 2024 11:37 am

Munkcestrian RepubIic wrote:
Turenia wrote:Robert Fico. I fucking despise the guy.

But this just makes him a martyr.

Why do you despise him?

Because he's a Russian asset.
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Postby Munkcestrian RepubIic » Wed May 15, 2024 11:38 am

Turenia wrote:
Munkcestrian RepubIic wrote:Why do you despise him?

Because he's a Russian asset.

You don't even believe what you're writing. You're just saying stuff.
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Postby Turenia » Wed May 15, 2024 11:40 am

Munkcestrian RepubIic wrote:
Turenia wrote:Because he's a Russian asset.

You don't even believe what you're writing. You're just saying stuff.

Am i?

Because the guy has stated that the Ukrainian government is staffed with neo-Nazis, and that he would block Ukrainian entrance to NATO if the issue arises within his tenure.
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Postby Munkcestrian RepubIic » Wed May 15, 2024 11:42 am

Turenia wrote:
Munkcestrian RepubIic wrote:You don't even believe what you're writing. You're just saying stuff.

Am i?

Because the guy has stated that the Ukrainian government is staffed with neo-Nazis, and that he would block Ukrainian entrance to NATO if the issue arises within his tenure.

Yes you are because you don't actually believe that he is a Russian asset.
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