Ukraine - Russia Conflict

SpitfireV

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Agreed to your second point. As for the first, there is a lot more damage they could do with missile attacks, they’ve been strangely selective with what they hit even though it seems random.

My guess is they're not hitting those because they're still considering total victory and don't want to pay to rebuild (or can't rebuild whatever those things are).
 

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My guess is they're not hitting those because they're still considering total victory and don't want to pay to rebuild (or can't rebuild whatever those things are).
Yes, but more so that they are still stuck in their soviet mindset where they are going to win, so there is no need to destroy the infrastructure.
 

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Yeah mate that's what I'm getting at. I wonder if the Chechans will use the diversion to regroup.
Ah gotcha. Yeah ive been surprised for years that the Chechens have submitted to Russian rule, they are a serious adversary and one to be kept at arm's length, but I hope they fuck the Russian bastards up.
 

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The mobilisation has been announced. Gives him 300k more reservists. I dunno how they'll feed them.
It’s big news. Doesn’t help much with his equipment losses, his command and control, logistics and moral will suffer from this, not to mention the backlash from the public, who are already protesting this move and calling for Putin to go.

This great news, I’m very surprised by it too…



 

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Just a bit of a spitball, or what you will. In a meeting between Xi & Putin recently, Xi apparently made a comment along the lines of “we’re not really with you on this for we don’t approve of an external power interfering internally with another.” So now referenda to officially absorb the already occupied areas of Ukraine?
 

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I know I am late to the party, but I have some questions and comments.

Other then Tucker Carlson, which prominent conservatives are against helping the Ukraine?
Why does saying don't fund Ukraine automatically make one pro-Putin?

I am concerned about where all those stingers went early on. The West and (understandably) Ukraine were in full panic mode. The number of Stingers delivered, number of Stingers claimed to have been used and the number of downed Russian aircraft doesn't add up. For me this means:
1. The Stinger is obsolete and should be removed from our inventory, or
2. The Ukrainians just shot them off like fireworks, or
3. Many are sitting in someones private warehouse for sale on the Black Market when this is all over.

Option 3 is the one that worries me, and the Ukraine government will need to do some serious accountability soon.

Criticizing those who are more worried about the border then the Ukraine isn't productive. El Paso gets 1500 plus migrants every day, they are overwhelmed, so yeah that's a bigger issue and doesn't make you a Nazi or pro-Putin.

Obama, Trump, and Biden all have one thing in common, their SecDef's never came up with a long-term plan for switching to UK Armed Forces from Soviet to Western gear. DoD still comes up with bullshit excuses for withholding modern gear (it'll take too long to train them). Start training now and they will join the fight in a year (I don't see the war ending soon).

Does Putin go nuclear, escalate to deescalate was a known Soviet tactic, and I doubt that book was thrown away.

Airburst with the resulting EMP would devastate Western Europe.
 

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I know I am late to the party, but I have some questions and comments.

Other then Tucker Carlson, which prominent conservatives are against helping the Ukraine?
Why does saying don't fund Ukraine automatically make one pro-Putin?

I am concerned about where all those stingers went early on. The West and (understandably) Ukraine were in full panic mode. The number of Stingers delivered, number of Stingers claimed to have been used and the number of downed Russian aircraft doesn't add up. For me this means:
1. The Stinger is obsolete and should be removed from our inventory, or
2. The Ukrainians just shot them off like fireworks, or
3. Many are sitting in someones private warehouse for sale on the Black Market when this is all over.

Option 3 is the one that worries me, and the Ukraine government will need to do some serious accountability soon.

Criticizing those who are more worried about the border then the Ukraine isn't productive. El Paso gets 1500 plus migrants every day, they are overwhelmed, so yeah that's a bigger issue and doesn't make you a Nazi or pro-Putin.

Obama, Trump, and Biden all have one thing in common, their SecDef's never came up with a long-term plan for switching to UK Armed Forces from Soviet to Western gear. DoD still comes up with bullshit excuses for withholding modern gear (it'll take too long to train them). Start training now and they will join the fight in a year (I don't see the war ending soon).

Does Putin go nuclear, escalate to deescalate was a known Soviet tactic, and I doubt that book was thrown away.

Airburst with the resulting EMP would devastate Western Europe.

Asking “other than Tucker Carlson” when Tucker Carlson is the most watched editorial news show in the US is a little disingenuous.

His views may be his, but his audience hears them, and likes them enough to continue to tune in.
 
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