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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 24th May 2022, 06:37
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Originally Posted by Ninthace
Certainly shows an inability to delegate!

Google his history he was charged and expelled from the airforce, he was a ex general.

https://www.business-standard.com/ar...2400055_1.html
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Old 24th May 2022, 06:49
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The Czech Republic is donating attack helicopters, rocket systems, and additional tanks to Ukraine after a conference with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin. Helicopters will be Mi-24 Hind which are in the process of being replaced with AH-1s.

Denmark agreed to supply Ukraine with Harpoon anti-ship launchers and missiles.
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Old 24th May 2022, 07:27
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Originally Posted by rattman
Google his history he was charged and expelled from the airforce, he was a ex general.

https://www.business-standard.com/ar...2400055_1.html
If he had destroyed another 3 aircraft in his career he would at least have made a posthumous "ace". ~75m USD losses to his name is a fair start. Curious that Wagner is manning fighter aircraft.

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Old 24th May 2022, 07:57
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Russian TV setting up the people for the long haul…
She hasn't just taken one loyalty pill, she has swallowed the whole bottle! The others around her don't look anything like as comfortable with the thought of 'We will win or it will be bad for the whole of humanity' option.

A discredited ex-general flying as a merc - they are scraping the bottom of the barrel - maybe he had a choice between Siberia and returning to front-line flying...........
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Old 24th May 2022, 09:49
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LOL, Is Russian TV news Scripted, of course not.... Ohhhh Errrr

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Old 24th May 2022, 10:30
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Russian TV setting up the people for the long haul…

To borrow from Orwell's 1984

The approach of "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength." looks like it's alive an well, with the next logical step being the narrative that the conflict was always there "We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia."

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Old 24th May 2022, 11:01
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Alleged Russian film of mine clearing on the beaches of Mariupol, Call me old fashioned but all those explosions are on the far side of the tank and none are in the flails sweep, he then lifts the flail and drives back up the beach on untouched sand.... Staged Russian Propaganda film for the worlds consumption???
The other one on the beach looks freshly buried and isn't even sunk into the sand..

https://twitter.com/4emiliomontilla/status/1529033120246284293


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Old 24th May 2022, 11:13
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Staged Russian Propaganda film for the worlds consumption???
Yes, and they can't even make that look convincing
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Old 24th May 2022, 11:21
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Unfortunately it appears Russian forces are finally getting their act together in places, having reportedly taken up position along the Bakhmut-Lsychansk road. Not good news for any Ukrainian forces in the Severodonetsk salient, it being the only road out of there.
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Old 24th May 2022, 12:00
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Reported as being a Switchblade kill

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Old 24th May 2022, 13:54
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Reported as being a Switchblade kill

https://twitter.com/_Fedorovici/stat...40377977745409
Hmm, IIRC, switchblade doesn't have an explosive head. Might have been a different munition.
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Old 24th May 2022, 14:02
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Switchblade.

https://www.army-technology.com/proj...issile-system/

Variants. Explosive warhead.
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Old 24th May 2022, 14:34
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Zelensky: Russia has 20 times more military equipment in Donbas than Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky said during his speech in Davos that Ukraine needs more long-range artillery to avoid the death of hundreds of thousands of people.

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Old 24th May 2022, 14:38
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I have seen an unconfirmed report that the first of an unknown number of MQ 9s is now on Ukrainian territory.
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Old 24th May 2022, 15:03
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Originally Posted by fdr
Some honour remains. Now, if the Russian UN staff in NY resign, then the UN can take a UNSC vote unimpeded by Russia...
Maybe the last one should "forget" to declare a veto on the next UNSC Russian condemn, before resigning .....

Maybe set up a staged UNSC session ?
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Old 24th May 2022, 15:13
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Russian TV setting up the people for the long haulů
TBH: I think, what she is proclaiming is that much exorbitant, that the public is more going to think: "Wait a minute, what is this going to be, this is not what I want".

Just a small step, though in such a way, she can not be held accountable for "wrong news".

Have a lot of these small steps, and the combined psychological message is the opposite of the individual needles.
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Old 24th May 2022, 16:05
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Originally Posted by larssnowpharter
I have seen an unconfirmed report that the first of an unknown number of MQ 9s is now on Ukrainian territory.
Hmm, if so, could that take out the Crimea bridge?
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Old 24th May 2022, 16:41
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
Hmm, if so, could that take out the Crimea bridge?
Max armament 2x500lb bombs?
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Old 24th May 2022, 17:45
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Originally Posted by Just a spotter
To borrow from Orwell's 1984

The approach of "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength." looks like it's alive an well, with the next logical step being the narrative that the conflict was always there "We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia."
The Russians appear to be using "1984" not as a warning but as a how-to guide. I doubt Orwell ever intended that.
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Old 24th May 2022, 17:58
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Originally Posted by tdracer
The Russians appear to be using "1984" not as a warning but as a how-to guide. I doubt Orwell ever intended that.
Orwell modelled the totlalitarian Government of his book on Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany, so there's a sort of chilling circulatory about it. Life imitating art, as they say.
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