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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 8th May 2022, 21:26
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Pity it’s not their Eurovision entry - sounds better…
Ukraine are pretty well guaranteed to win this year's Eurovision even if they were singing the phone book.
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Old 8th May 2022, 21:28
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On the contrary, this is scene setting for the Russian people, explaining why mobilisation is not going to happen.
Russia has begun mobilisation….


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Old 8th May 2022, 21:36
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Russia has begun mobilisation….
Looks fake.
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Old 8th May 2022, 21:45
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I tend to agree, that’s had the year changed from 2021
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Old 8th May 2022, 22:42
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Originally Posted by SASless
Fill a ship with some stuff that goes BANG.....and ram it into the structure...light the fuse and jump into your RIB and hightail out of the area.

Did not a similar thing happen in France using an old American Destroyer modified to look like a German Frigate by some RN and Commandos?
And quite a good program by Jeremy Clarkson on Operation Chariot
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Close ups of the AN225 remains

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Old 8th May 2022, 22:55
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Fill up a bulk carrier with ammonium nitrate, drive it between some pillars of the Kerch bridge and light up some diesel.

Best done remotely. Could a Bayraktar relay steering commands?
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Or one of those semi sub drug runners the cartels use, like this




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Old 9th May 2022, 00:55
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Or one of those semi sub drug runners the cartels use
Russian ASW Forces would have something to say about that.

Best Option, nick the launchers off the Iowa class Museum Battleships, refub and truck mount them and give them and some Tomahawks to Ukraine.
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Old 9th May 2022, 01:03
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Another recruitment office gone



The heli destroyed on seal island had a senior'ish regimental officer on board

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Old 9th May 2022, 06:07
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https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon...y-arm-ukraine/

Pentagon reviewing hundreds of industry proposals in effort to rapidly arm Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has received more than 300 responses to its call for weapons and commercial systems to rapidly equip Ukraine’s military…

Meanwhile, LaPlante said DoD has obligated $181.8 million of its $300 million Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funding. That includes a $17.8 million contract to AeroVironment for its Switchblade unmanned aircraft system, which the department plans to award Friday.

On top of a $45 million Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative obligation to coordinate weapon system transport, the department has also awarded: $61.4 million for communications equipment; $22.6 million for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System; $19.7 million for the Puma UAS; $7.2 million for M1151 Humvee refurbishment; $4.9 million for combat medical equipment and supplies; $2 million for binoculars; and $1.2 million for MREs.

LaPlante said the department has plans for the remaining $118.2 million in funding, but did not offer details.….

As the Pentagon works to supply Ukraine with needed weapon systems, it’s also focused on replenishing U.S. equipment stockpiles. Congress approved the $13.6 billion Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act in March, which included $3.5 billion to refresh DoD’s weapons supply.

LaPlante confirmed the department transferred the first batch of funding, about $1.45 billion, earlier this week to the Army and Marine Corps for Stingers, Javelins and other weapons…..

The Army is “actively negotiating” contracts for the Raytheon-made Stinger missiles and expects to make an award this month. The Javelin missile contract, LaPlante said, is “imminent,” adding that while the Pentagon had previously been buying the F-model of the Lockheed Martin-made Javelin, its stockpiles will be replenished with the newer G-model.…
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Old 9th May 2022, 06:43
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
I tend to agree, that’s had the year changed from 2021
The year is a non issue to me, I have worked in Govt and sometimes we just scribble out a wring date, not for official documents but appointments and stuff

The issue to me is the dodgy month. the 05 looks shopped in
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Old 9th May 2022, 07:43
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Originally Posted by Herod
Looks like it may well "rain on his parade". Sherematyevo. TAF: UUEE 081958Z 0821/0921 33005G11MPS 9999 BKN020 TX09/0910Z TN06/0903Z TEMPO 0908/0917 34012G18MPS 2900 -SHRA FEW007 BKN016CB
So no Z formations or doom plane , aviation part of the parade is cancelled !

https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/14580223
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Old 9th May 2022, 08:02
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Precision they are not, I feel for the poor farmers having to fill that lot in, plus the unexploded..
https://twitter.com/L0gic_karma/stat...48181974589440
Wow!
Those potatoes have been taught a lesson...
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Old 9th May 2022, 08:34
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Russia is reported to be transferring its units from Syria to Ukraine and handing its bases over to Iran and Hezbollah. Assad has, unsurprisingly, made an emergency visit to Teheran.

Supposition is that Russia will keep the naval base at Tartus (important with the Bosporus closed to naval shipping) and the airbase at Latakia protecting it and hand over the rest.

Turkey had a quid pro quo with Russia but is implacably opposed to Iran - expect them to move in force into northern Syria if and as it happens.

Also expect Israel to conduct even more free-ranging air strikes against Iranian bases and supplies.

Relevant article about the current situation in Syria. Another flashpoint that has been ignored because of Ukraine and may be bubbling over….

https://thearabweekly.com/why-russia...ing-syria-iran

Why Russia risks losing Syria to Iran



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Old 9th May 2022, 08:39
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Wow!
Those potatoes have been taught a lesson...
Or they have a serious mole problem
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Old 9th May 2022, 08:52
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Not sure if anyone has already mentioned it but the Russians have reportedly abandoned Snake Island. Given its proximity to Romanian airspace its possible NATO ISR aircraft have been useful in figuring out what AD and other assets were present on the island, also giving the Ukrainians a heads up regarding any surface vessels making moves towards the island.

Hopefully the Ukrainians will reoccupy it at some point to extend their reach into the Black Sea and further protect the southern portion of their coastline.
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Old 9th May 2022, 08:57
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Originally Posted by Usertim
So no Z formations or doom plane , aviation part of the parade is cancelled !
Apparently it was 'a bit cloudy'....

Have to say I thought Putin's speech was pretty tame, nothing like the fire and brimstone we were lead to believe it would be.
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Old 9th May 2022, 08:59
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Originally Posted by MAINJAFAD
Russian ASW Forces would have something to say about that.
Given their recent performance, I reckon it would be a given that something like this would get past them.
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Old 9th May 2022, 09:49
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Originally Posted by dead_pan
Not sure if anyone has already mentioned it but the Russians have reportedly abandoned Snake Island. Given its proximity to Romanian airspace its possible NATO ISR aircraft have been useful in figuring out what AD and other assets were present on the island, also giving the Ukrainians a heads up regarding any surface vessels making moves towards the island.

Hopefully the Ukrainians will reoccupy it at some point to extend their reach into the Black Sea and further protect the southern portion of their coastline.
I posted a link in 5297 about a senior regimental office killed on it, the special forces on the helicopter were also killed, along with the crew who were all there to evacuated those remaining survivors on the island, linky again


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