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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 7th Oct 2022, 14:02
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
what they need to do is have a bunch of fake signs manufactured for towns behind the Russian front lines and then put them up on social media showing the" liberation" of the fake signs.... Russia will not know what is going on or who is where
or better still - Chinese flags
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 15:26
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Originally Posted by albatross
Perhaps the Ukrainians can repair and repurpose one of the Iranian drones to deliver a “Happy Belated Birthday” gag gift at Putrid’s mansion on the Black Sea.
They have a much better sense of what is an important target for a drone.

Not really any other confirmations yet but this article claims
"A Ukrainian drone destroyed two TU 22M3s at the Shaikovka airfield in the Kaluga region of the Russian Federation" - half way to Moscow

https://news.obozrevatel.com/russia/...odrobnosti.htm
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 15:27
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https://kyivindependent.com/uncatego...-inner-circles

Putin no longer tells ministers about his plans, faces criticism in inner circles

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has stopped to consult with ministers and doesn't inform them of his plans, Russian news outlet Meduza reports, citing unnamed sources close to Kremlin and the government.

Putin is making all critical decisions himself after a brief discussion with the leadership of special services personnel and law enforcement agencies, Meduza reports.

"(Putin) scares everyone sh**less. But it's fear without respect. There has been no respect (for him) for a couple of years now," an unnamed source close to the Russian government told Meduza.

According to U.S. intelligence, Putin has been confronted directly by a member of his inner circle regarding Russia's handling of the war against Ukraine, The Washington Post reported on Oct. 7.

"This criticism marks the clearest indication yet of turmoil within Russia's leadership over the stewardship of a war that has gone disastrously wrong for Moscow," wrote the U.S. media.

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Old 7th Oct 2022, 15:55
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After 3 days of relative silence fightings in Kherson Oblast have erupted. Ukrainian forces continue to push Southwest.
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 16:05
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A Russian soldier tells his wife about the difficult situation with the first of the mobilised troops who arrived. 60 to 65 dead on the first day

“They are.. what they’re called, the Mobilised. They just arrived and disappeared on the second day”….
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 16:53
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
I would hate to live downstairs from a Russian... working toilet, what's that? let's punch a hole through the floor and sh*t there.
https://twitter.com/bayraktar_1love/...C-3ajQ6OQrAAAA
I think it just confirms the mismatch between the carrying of the burden between the regions. The majority of the Russian soldiers sent to war are recruited from regions where a water toilet is not in scope of a regular household at least of the lower classes. There are no Moscovites and St Petes to be found for sure. The term 'Russian' may be misleading when it comes to the Ethnicity of those who are fighting there.
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Originally Posted by ORAC
A Russian soldier tells his wife about the difficult situation with the first of the mobilised troops who arrived. 60 to 65 dead on the first day

“They are.. what they’re called, the Mobilised. They just arrived and disappeared on the second day”….
Disappeared or surrendered I wonder?
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“We cannot afford to leave Ukraine alone….. all of Ukraine up to the Carpathians is ours in principle”…

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Old 7th Oct 2022, 17:13
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Migrants, agents or saboteurs?

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Old 7th Oct 2022, 18:02
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Originally Posted by ORAC
Migrants, agents or saboteurs?
Or draft dodgers?
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 18:31
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That's a very good deal. A real bargain. You'll never get an IFV in perfect service condition for that money elsewhere.


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Old 7th Oct 2022, 18:51
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
I would hate to live downstairs from a Russian... working toilet, what's that? let's punch a hole through the floor and sh*t there.
https://twitter.com/bayraktar_1love/...C-3ajQ6OQrAAAA
I worked in the backside of China for a few years...a 5 story 'drop' was nothing new...
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Hurry: Closing Down Sale, only a few items left.
When they're gone, they're gone.

Put me down for a bulldozer with just one mg. please.
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 18:56
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Originally Posted by BlankBox
I worked in the backside of China for a few years...a 5 story 'drop' was nothing new...
Feature of many a mediaeval castle but we have outgrown that.
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 19:02
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A Russian Telegram channel is saying that a large UAV struck Russia's Shaykovka air base in Kaluga (more than 200km from border) home to the 52nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment equipped with Tu-22M3 bombers.

Ukrainian sources are claiming that two Tu-22M3 bombers were destroyed. The Governor of Kaluga claims that no bombers were damaged.
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IT BEGINS: A growing number of Russian military veterans have come to the conslusion that Putin’s war in Ukraine is winnable. As UKR’s counter-offensive continues, these voices are becoming more numerous.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/...ine-war-a78876
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Originally Posted by ORAC
A Russian Telegram channel is saying that a large UAV struck Russia's Shaykovka air base in Kaluga (more than 200km from border) home to the 52nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment equipped with Tu-22M3 bombers.

Ukrainian sources are claiming that two Tu-22M3 bombers were destroyed. The Governor of Kaluga claims that no bombers were damaged.
If true, and not a dropped dogend, that is not a good move. Keep the strikes within the legal Ukr boundaries and wear the white hat.
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 19:10
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Originally Posted by langleybaston
If true, and not a dropped dogend, that is not a good move. Keep the strikes within the legal Ukr boundaries and wear the white hat.
Dammed if one doesn't I suspect. I don't disagree with your argument.
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 19:23
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Originally Posted by langleybaston
If true, and not a dropped dogend, that is not a good move. Keep the strikes within the legal Ukr boundaries and wear the white hat.
If aircraft from the base have been lobbing cruise missiles into Ukraine I’d have thought they have made themselves a legitimate target.
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 19:30
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Coincidental or deliberate?

I deliberate Biden or the DoD should speak to SpaceX…

NEW: Ukraine troops reported outages of Starlink devices on frontline, hindering efforts to liberate territory from Russian forces, Ukrainian officials & soldiers told us.
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