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Message 2131228 - Posted: 14 Jan 2024, 2:03:35 UTC
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Totally insane heroic madness, for an unbelievable result:

Update from Ukraine | Bradley wins Against Best Ruzzian Tank T-90...

... Or... Pea-shooter vs Russia's Best Main Battle Tank, at desperate scary close quarters...

That ain't supposed to happen...


Meanwhile... Where are our yellow belly fat narcissistic politicians?


Slava Ukraine!!!
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Message 2131272 - Posted: 14 Jan 2024, 21:20:57 UTC

We certainly arn't using them anymore and if Ukraine wants to take the risk with them then why not give them away instead of burying them?

Ukraine wants Australia's decommissioned Taipan fleet, but helicopters appear destined for scrap yard.
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Message 2131426 - Posted: 18 Jan 2024, 22:06:16 UTC

As unrest grows at home I bet that PooTin didn't see this coming from allies.

Turkey Follows China in Move Likely to Infuriate PooTin.

His people will feel further pain now while Sergey gives another ally praise.

Russia's Lavrov Thanks North Korea for Supporting Ukraine War.

There's growing unrest amongst his criminals as well.

Russian Ex-Cons Stormed by Troops After Holding Drunk Commanders Hostage.

Then there's PooTin's "Bumblebee" that got shot down and why it may have been where it was.

Russia's Prized A-50 Spy Plane Loss May Signal 'Preparation' for F-16s.

But PooTin will have more to worry about.

Ukraine HAMMER Bomb Boost From NATO Ally Spooks Russia.

France's SCALP Move Puts Pressure on Germany to Unlock Missiles for Ukraine.

Ukraine Reports First Successful Use of New Weapon. What Is FrankenSAM?

While his criminals have even more to worry about.

Video Shows Ukraine's 'Upgraded' Drone Blow Up Russian Soldiers' Hideout.

Meanwhile PooTin's Slip of the Tongue Destroys His Favorite Ukraine Narrative and calls it for what it really is.
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Message 2131770 - Posted: 25 Jan 2024, 15:09:59 UTC

The deadly dirty way of Russia:

Update from Ukraine | Ruzzian IL-76 Transport Airplane Shot down Near Belgorod | What Happened?


That is a story yet to unfold...

Copycat games of those being suffered by the Israeli hostages?...

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Message 2131801 - Posted: 26 Jan 2024, 1:24:59 UTC - in response to Message 2131770.  

Further well reasoned details on:

Russia Tells Crazy Lies Over Downing of IL-76


Additionally, note the scary Donald Trump follow up...

Stay safe folks????
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Message 2131807 - Posted: 26 Jan 2024, 2:03:06 UTC - in response to Message 2131801.  
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And the USA has devastatingly failed:

Russian TACTICAL FLOP: Aggressive Plan Backfires - Ukraine War Map Update 25/Jan/2024


Our press uncritically play click-bait games to benefit their own profits for Putin.

And the USA petty politics kill Ukrainians and embolden Putin further to go farther...

And we kill our own families.


What sense is there in that?

Just give up now and submit to Putin's whims of amusement and cruel torture?

Enjoy?


All in our own created political world...

NATO and the USA are already at WAR.

And people die, needlessly. For the sake of Donald Trump's ego.
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Message 2131942 - Posted: 1 Feb 2024, 15:51:55 UTC
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I have to stand up for the USA. Is Putin threatening the USA (thousands of miles away)? Hardly, only through nuclear weapons. Is Putin threatening the UK (an island in splendid isolation)? Barely. But Putin (along with his poodle Lukashenko) is threatening Poland. He clearly threatens the Baltics. Likewise Moldova, Romania, CZ, SK, FI. (Hungary is almost Putin's lapdog). The Finns are armed to the teeth. That are all 'European' countries. Romania, Poland, the Baltics: even EU states. Before the USA and UK, it would be up to the large EU states (DE, FR, ES, IT) to provide a credible defense force against Putin's Russia (within NATO), to deter Russia, to contain Russia. The same applies to supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression, 24/7, with all we have... with all we can produce.

There is a complete lack of political will to spend money on our own defense and to rebuild our military infrastructure for this purpose. Even after two years of a war of annihilation against Ukraine. We simply do not take the threat posed by Putin to the EU seriously. There is so much high-tech defense industry in the EU. Why doesn't it produce 24/7? Lacking political will...

But we expect the USA to massively help Ukraine, which will give the MAGA isolationists a thousand arguments against Biden in the election campaign. Why does continental Europe provides so few military support? We are waiting for the USA. We are waiting, waiting... and waiting. Trump? Can't win.... What if Trump wins against all (European) expectations? The rulers of the EU are infantile dreamers.
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Message 2132011 - Posted: 3 Feb 2024, 0:27:41 UTC

Another of PooTin's prized warships joins his submarine fleet.

Russian Supersonic Missile-Armed Corvette Destroyed in Crimea Strikes.

While his armored vehicles (and war criminals) arn't fairing any better.

Russians in Shock as Column of 3 Tanks, 7 AFVs and BMP Destroyed in 3 Hours.

Even his air force is getting regularly grounded.

Russia's Woes Continue as Ukraine Reports Taking Out 3 Aircraft in Crimea.

Now we just need to stop the weapons going to Benji's murderous mob and send them to where they're really needed fighting PooTin's murderous war criminals.
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Message 2132027 - Posted: 3 Feb 2024, 4:08:47 UTC - in response to Message 2132011.  
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Russia's Woes Continue as Ukraine Reports Taking Out 3 Aircraft in Crimea.

There are some reports that the commander, General Tatarenko, of that part of the Russian Air Force was killed when the HQ at Belbek airbase was targeted as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQJqawb0p9w
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Message 2132545 - Posted: 13 Feb 2024, 20:49:16 UTC

It's about time that it was done.

The plan to make Russia pay for Ukraine's weapons.

As Ukraine's soldiers struggle on the front lines, waiting for the US Congress to approve $US60 billion ($93 billion) worth of aid, a creative solution to the country's ammunition and weapon shortages could be on the horizon.

A plan is reportedly circulating among G7 nations that could see around $US300 billion worth of Russian assets currently frozen in the West, seized and handed over to Ukraine.

In other words, making the Kremlin pay for the ammunition that Ukraine needs and then having it fired back on its occupying forces with interest.

It's an idea that British-American financier and human rights activist Bill Browder has been pushing for two years. He sees it as a solution to the hold-ups in unlocking aid in the US and the European Union.

"There's a real problem right now in Ukraine, which is that they're running out of money, running out of ammunition. Many more Ukrainians are dying on the front line, and they need more money to defend themselves," says Mr Browder.

"Historically, the United States and the EU have provided weapons and money. But now we're seeing a slowdown of that money.

"And so, the elegant solution is for the West to confiscate that money and contribute it to the defence of Ukraine. And then that overrides all sorts of, infighting and politics.".....
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Message 2132548 - Posted: 13 Feb 2024, 23:50:35 UTC - in response to Message 2131942.  

But we expect the USA to massively help Ukraine...


Again, it's back to the Budapest Memorandum where the governments of the US and UK (and of course, Russia) convinced the government of Ukraine to give Soviet-era nuclear weapons stored there back to Russia in exchange for an assurance of non-aggression.

The US in no small part caused this situation, thus any amount of aid they give to facilitate getting the Russian army out of Ukraine is not unreasonable.
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Message 2132570 - Posted: 14 Feb 2024, 20:39:59 UTC

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Message 2132617 - Posted: 15 Feb 2024, 13:29:53 UTC - in response to Message 2132570.  

PooTin gets another addition to his submarine fleet.

Ukraine says it has sunk another warship, disabling a third of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.
How would a NATO or US task force with cruisers and guided missile destroyers detect resp. defend against a couple of these fast sea drones?

Well, the concept of a massive Russian Black Sea fleet in such a small inland sea, restricting navigation has been obsolete at least since the Crimean War (1853-1856).

Anyway, the problem isn't limited to the Black Sea: few expensive warships vs. lots of cheap (long range) above-surface sea drones. You can easily imagine small, semi-submersible drones which are even harder to detect.

The same goes for the Houthis: lots of cheap (flying) drones. Expensive guided missile destroyers attempt to protect civilian shipping in the Red Sea. How much does such a drone cost compared to an interceptor missile? Is such an destroyer capable to intercept a larger swarm of flying drones?

Like every major war, also this one seems to prove a number of basic assumptions wrong.
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Message 2132622 - Posted: 15 Feb 2024, 15:13:50 UTC - in response to Message 2132617.  

You can easily imagine small, semi-submersible drones which are even harder to detect.
They are called torpedoes. They are far better than their WWII dumb versions. Excellent acoustic detection and homing. Issue is range as you are limited by battery or fuel and oxidizer you can carry.
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Message 2132625 - Posted: 15 Feb 2024, 16:11:22 UTC - in response to Message 2132622.  
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You can easily imagine small, semi-submersible drones which are even harder to detect.
They are called torpedoes. They are far better than their WWII dumb versions. Excellent acoustic detection and homing. Issue is range as you are limited by battery or fuel and oxidizer you can carry.
No, I think today's sea-based torpedoes (e.g. at submarines) are large, extremely expensive, autonomous high tech weapon systems. Few companies in few countries worldwide are capable to design and manufacture state-of-the-art torpedoes.

I meant much cheaper, smaller, non-high tech devices which aren't autonomous but remote controlled via a satellite terminal. So the main propulsion part and warhead of the drone is submerged but an antenna mast, cameras, sensors are above surface all the time.

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Message 2132932 - Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 16:03:45 UTC

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World’s largest oil companies have made $281bn profit since invasion of Ukraine
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Global Witness says the five ‘super-majors’ are the ‘main winners of the war’ while many struggle to heat their homes...



Stay safe and warm folks?...
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Message 2133369 - Posted: 4 Mar 2024, 13:33:08 UTC
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Embarrassing:

Germany under pressure to explain intercepted phone call
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Germany is scrambling to explain how a conversation of air force officials discussing giving Ukraine long-range missiles was leaked by Russian sources.
In the recording, four senior German military officers, including Air Force chief Ingo Gerhartz and Brig Gen Frank Gräfe, are heard discussing the prospect of supplying Ukraine with Taurus cruise missiles.

The men also discuss details of alleged British operations on the ground in Ukraine.

Germany's defence ministry has confirmed that a conversation of air force officials was "intercepted" - but couldn't say whether the recording had been tampered with.

The discussion was reportedly hosted on the Webex conference platform rather than a secure army platform, causing further embarrassment for Berlin.

German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius is attempting to portray the hack as an attempt by Russia to sow division. He called the leak a "hybrid disinformation attack" aimed at "undermining our unity."
The new definition of a "hack", "attack" or "intercept" of a confidential conversation: Unauthorized dialin of a Russian participant into a German military's WebEx video conference using leaked login data.

Awkward... It hurts just to watch the evening news. We should return to WWII Enigma machines... Would be significantly more secure than current practice.
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Message 2134148 - Posted: 22 Mar 2024, 14:40:54 UTC

Ukraine war: Five dead and a million without power after wave of Russian strikes
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There is no electricity in the second-largest city of Kharkiv, the regional head says, and more than 53,000 households in Odesa are without power.

Ukraine's energy minister, German Galushchenko, accused Russia of trying to provoke "a large-scale failure of the country's energy system".

Some 90 missiles and 60 Shahed drones were launched into Ukraine during the wave of overnight attacks, he said.

Among the targets was Ukraine's largest dam - the DniproHES in Zaporizhzhia. Video footage appeared to show the dam on fire, but authorities say there is no threat of an imminent breach.
A power line feeding the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has also reportedly been cut.

Regional head Ivan Fedorov said the power station was "on the verge of a blackout", adding that seven buildings in the region had been destroyed and 35 others damaged.
"Even last winter, attacks on our energy system weren't so bad as last night. Dozens of grid facilities have been hit. This is on a global scale."

Mr Kudrytsky added that the worst affected area was Kharkiv, where "Russia literally tried to destroy all the main energy facilities feeding the city".
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Message 2134189 - Posted: 23 Mar 2024, 14:15:15 UTC

Cruelly:


Update from Ukraine...


The USA and European politics procrastinates further whilst that procrastination kills all too many lives. Every day.

Whatever next?

... This is where Europe gets too close to discovering direct war the very next day...


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