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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 20th Mar 2023, 14:10
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I read this thread every day. Please keep up the good work.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 14:15
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Originally Posted by Jason Burry
FWIW, I visit this thread daily, and find your summations of events to be invaluable.

I applaud your efforts.
Ditto.
I lurk.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 14:19
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Agreed, despite the odd title, this thread is one of my regular fixes. It’s a fascinating series of vital insights for me especially as I do not do social media. There is nothing to say really, but the war is a constant concern. Take this away and the withdrawal symptoms would not be good.
Nutty, you are appreciated, and here it is in writing!
And this goes for certain other regulars here as well.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 14:21
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
I have been trying to keep the thread up to date and relevent, but it is hard work when you have no one seemingly interested in bouncing discussions off..
Please don't interpret the fact that fewer comments are being made as lack of interest. At least for my part it is just because I don't feel I have something meaningful to add. Still reading with great interest.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 14:35
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Nutty, considering the amount of posts in the last hour, you will see there are many of us here who appreciate your efforts.
I for one regularly refresh my browser to see what is going on on this thread, at the expense of other Prune threads.

This thread is invaluable because of the wealth of knowledge that is found on here. Sometimes the discussion is clipped by one or two posters who are less than subtle in their responses and this does stifle debate.

During the dark few months of this war, I found myself very unsettled. To the point of actively weighing up options to serve again. My learn'd friends on here helped me through this and help me reassure other veterans that helping spread the truth will defeat the insane hate and vengeance from the Russian troll farms and the excusers.

We all have a small part to play in this fight and your part is very important in not letting the lies get traction. Thanks Nutty.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 14:42
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I will carry on then, thanks, I now know people are still reading it, I just found it difficult to know if that was the case as there were getting fewer and fewer posts from anyone else, but now I know it's still being read I will plod on
Thanks for all the kind comments BTW
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 15:04
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Nutty, Please don't stop. I look at this thread every day and find it invaluable since I do not do social media. ORAC, too, posts much useful information.

Thank you for all your efforts. And my thanks, too, to all you other knowledgeable posters on this thread.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 15:26
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Please keep it going Nutloose. This thread and the Russian thread on JB are the first things I read in the morning and I update another three or four times during the day.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 15:26
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Nutty, I'm another fan of your informative posts. As with many others, I don't know where to dig up the inside information you post and my Russian is rudimentary. I don't comment on your posts as I don't have information to add.

But I do appreciate them.

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Old 20th Mar 2023, 15:48
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NutLoose (and ORAC) please do not stop with your efforts. Lots of us look without responding or even logging in.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 16:00
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Homework time

Three pretty decent threads on ATGMS examining targetting mechanisms, mode of action, design variants etc.

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Old 20th Mar 2023, 16:26
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
I must admit, I have been considering stopping posting on this thread as no one appears to be interested anymore as I feel i am probably the only poster on it these days..
It surprises me that people appear to becoming bored of it, as it is without doubt the greatest threat to the World and Europe since WW2 with the possibility of an even worse outcome for mankind..

I have been trying to keep the thread up to date and relevent, but it is hard work when you have no one seemingly interested in bouncing discussions off..
At the risk of boring everyone, I will just add my thanks to those already expressed Nutloose. As has been said, I don't post if I have nothing useful to say (or hope that's so) but it is a daily fix and more informative than any other source I have seen thus far. So as WSC said, KBO, please.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 16:50
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Nutty, I can't add more to what many have already said.

I lurk in the background impatiently waiting for your next piece of news. I'm only ever disappointed when it consists of bad news concerning Ukrainian guys. But that's reality.

Thank you and keep it up!
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 16:52
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Originally Posted by JOE-FBS
NutLoose (and ORAC) please do not stop with your efforts. Lots of us look without responding or even logging in.
The same with me... This thread is an essential center of all my information about this war. I read it at least two times a day! So many, many thanks to all persons that are writing here, especially to all the workhorses like NutLoose!!!
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 16:54
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PLB Targets

PLB batteries are designed to have a 24 hour transmission life; so, if used for targeting it may be worthwhile repositioning them to the other side by counter drone, provided they are not booby trapped.

Large scale deployment of transmitting PLBs may saturate satellite and ground station capabilities; so perhaps better to turn off if not booby trapped.

The other effect of mass PLB deployment is saturation of 121.5 and 243.0. Is this RF intention, or unintended consequence?

Many PLBs transmit GPS location, but most drones already have that capability. Ultimately I am unsure how scattering of PLBs helps the orcs.
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Speculation: The orcs could be collecting target GPS coordinates and using that to target missiles.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 16:57
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I'll go along with TT in that I would not post unless I had something contructive to say.
further I admire yours and ORAC's stamina posting at times the night through and personally
I've learned a lot off the back of your posts.

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Old 20th Mar 2023, 17:22
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
I will carry on then, thanks, I now know people are still reading it, I just found it difficult to know if that was the case as there were getting fewer and fewer posts from anyone else, but now I know it's still being read I will plod on
Thanks for all the kind comments BTW
Good, your work is obviously appreciated! I post occasionally when I find reliable sources to reference; I don't do twitter of facebook so this thread and your postings are a big help in understanding what is going on with this war, the most serious conflict since WW2.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 17:30
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
I must admit, I have been considering stopping posting on this thread as no one appears to be interested anymore as I feel i am probably the only poster on it these days..
It surprises me that people appear to becoming bored of it, as it is without doubt the greatest threat to the World and Europe since WW2 with the possibility of an even worse outcome for mankind..

I have been trying to keep the thread up to date and relevent, but it is hard work when you have no one seemingly interested in bouncing discussions off..
Nutty, I have lurked on PPRUNE since AF447 days but please continue as you and ORAC amongst others are sharing invaluable information on world changing events. I am unable to add much (other than opinion) but all this collected hard work is greatly appreciated.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 17:38
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From the New York Times today:
European Union foreign and defense ministers agreed on Monday to spend up to 2 billion euros, or $2.14 billion, to supply Ukraine with badly needed artillery shells, replenish their own national stocks and ramp up Europe’s ammunition production.

But as is typical for the bloc and its 27 member states, the details of the agreement must still be worked out and questions remain about the speed of the response — a crucial matter as Ukraine prepares for a spring counteroffensive.

Germany’s defense minister, Boris Pistorius, and his Estonian counterpart, Hanno Pevkur, said after an initial meeting that there had been agreement on the goal of supplying one million rounds of artillery ammunition to Ukraine and instituting some joint procurement of new stocks.

Mr. Pistorius said that ministers will later on Monday “sign the respective documents,” while Germany would also let other countries join in its contracts with German defense manufacturers since speed was of the essence. “Our goal has to be to ship a significant amount of munitions to Ukraine before the end of this year,” he said.

Mr. Pevkur said that “there are many, many details still to solve, but for me, it is most important that we conclude these negotiations and it shows me one thing: If there is a will, there is a way.”

With Ukraine using up artillery shells faster than the West can produce them, the Europeans are pushing ahead with a three-part program.

The first part, which is most urgent, involves pressing member states to send artillery shells from their own dwindling stocks to Ukraine, using €1 billion to reimburse them.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/03...-artillery-aid
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Some of their latest pearls of wisdom..


The man himself



One of the few realists on their propoganda TV


The grand Ukrainian plan....


As for back in Mother Russia, well, such a pleasant people..... A translation for you..

The rising generation of hammerers. In the Ulyanovsk region, some teenagers beat others with hammers. In a country where killing a person with a sledgehammer is considered normal, and State Duma deputies approve of such reprisals, one cannot expect a different effect. Something from them, let it grow



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