I've been seeing rumours that Xi Jinping being put under house arrest and a coup has occurred in China. It really doesn't sound real, but they've been spreading, particuarly among India (where most news articles appear to be originating from). Do the rumours have anything to do with this news story of an official being imprisoned?
news articles related to rumors:
- With the closure of the Nordstream pipeline and EU-Russia energy conflict preexisting it - gas prices in Europe already have been increasing significantly in Europe throughout the past year. Their consequences will almost certainly spike European energy prices to dangerous highs by winter. Seeing the warnings put out by President Zelensky of Ukraine and President Macron of France - it seems like leaders of most pro-EU European countries understand that the energy crisis is mostly unavoidable and will cause significant pain for the common people of Europe.
-The recent Russian defeat in Kharkiv Oblast has been a significant political blow to President Putin which he will need to cover with a victory within the coming months if he does not want it to cause deep issues for his political career. In its aftermath, many of the Russian Nationalists from whom President Putin wanted to gain support through the Ukraine War have begun to turn against him. They blame his incompetence, alongside that of the “cardboard marshal” Shoigu for Russia’s failure in this war. Some even compare this defeat to the Russian defeat at Mukden in the Russo-Japanese War - a defeat which led to the 1905 Russian revolution. President Putin will be desperate for some victories in order to keep them from beginning to work against him. This energy crisis will be his only big chance to do so, so he will likely pour as many resources as possible into exacerbating it in order to ensure its success.
-With the sheer dependence of many European countries on Russian gas, its loss will create significant problems for their key industries and populations. This almost certainly will cause civil strife in countries with more dependence on Russian gas or with more unstable political situations - akin to the Kazakhstan gas protests in early 2022.
- Russia will likely exploit the chaos created by aiding fringe groups (alt left and alt right) in launching everything from protests to outright coups. This will be done to weaken US influence in Europe. Some will even experience separatist conflicts (especially in the case of Bosnia, where said conflicts have been developing for many years). Now, they will not be the total instigators of this violence (the bad economic conditions caused by the energy crisis will cause that), but their influence may worsen it significantly.
-The most likely countries to experience coups will be smaller countries with armed forces small enough to be defeated b... keep reading on reddit ➡
Over the past several days, there have been unsubstantiated rumors from less than credible sources of a military coup and that President Xi has been placed under house arrest, which have been further amplified by recent flight cancellations into and out of Beijing.
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Le collectif Tyre Extinguishers a dégonflé les pneus de mon C4 Picasso garé devant chez moi. Cette voiture ne me sert que pour les long trajet ponctuel hors de Rennes car mon épouse et moi faisons tout en vélo ou en transport en commun!!!
Sur le mot laissé sur le pare-brise ils indiquent dégonfler que les gros SUV… sauf qu’un C4 Picasso c’est pas un SUV.
Et si cette voiture est garé à l’extérieur, c’est que dans notre garage on range tous nos vélos.
Je met ça ici en espérant que l’un de ces imbeciles lira le message et se remettra en question au lieu de se donner bonne conscience à dégonfler des pneus avec des lentilles sans que ça change l’avis des gens sur l’écologie !
Pour ceux qui ne savent pas de quoi je parle : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CrLQfeOhA1o
EDIT / UPDATE : il y a un SUV Renault qui a eu le même problème dans ma rue et qui a fait déplacer un camion de dépannage… pire: la propriétaire que je croise de temps en temps fait elle aussi tout en vélo !
My first waking thought each day, for the last month or so, has been, "check the news; see if Putin's done for." I open Telegram and news.google.com and this subreddit, scanning for good news. I actually thought this morning might be the day. Am I alone in this?
EDIT: I was thinking solely of the time zone difference. I wish I could edit the title to say "Does anyone else wake up..."