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  • Originally posted by Ming View Post
    The latest ammo dump strike in Crimea is interesting*. A before video shows pallets and pallets of MLRS ammo just lying in stacks next to the train line. I wonder why anyone is buying their stuff at that show?

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1559418362790260736

    Oh and that robodog with an RPG strapped on is identical to one you can buy on the internet for $3500 apparently.

    And the Kherson POW camp is developing nicely. Good luck with the referendum.


    * more air bases blowing up in Crimea now apparently. How long will the Russians be able to provide a target rich environment where $30m planes get blown up by $200k missiles? You have to sell a lot of oil and it takes years to build these things, even if you can get electronic components other than from stolen washing machines.
    EVERYTHING the Russians do is so endemically bad its not tragic if it was not funny.
    Everything they do shows they have no morale, no leadership, no self governance at any unit level, it's just utterly bad.
    From the boxes strewn everywhere, to the leaving of shells on the ground before loading, to the bad conservation of their own guns, its all comically bad.
    If they made a movie about it people would say its unrealistic and looks like a Monty Python sketch.

    It's amazing they got that far.
    The only way they could win a war against NATO is if NATO collapsed under the strain of too many POWs.
    "This is a non-contact sport but then so is ice hockey" - Roberto Giordanelli on Irish FIAT Punto racing but applies to all Irish racing..
    "Tailgaters have small dicks" - Me

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    • have you seen the inflatable S300s? So sad it's like Not the 9'0Clock News Russian Air Defence bulletin.
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      • Originally posted by hi-rev View Post

        Well, you know...

        Special edition Ninja version!
        We all stood around in a circle naked, thrusting our clinched fists in the air screaming "Jap Power!!"

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        • No words.... "Russians are begging at the US and UK embassies to stop sending weapons to Ukraine that kills and injures Russian soldiers" https://twitter.com/abnyn1/status/15...IaZ1owUAEeSOgg
          Any car that merely takes you from A-B does not go far enough.

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          • Originally posted by Mike205 View Post
            No words.... "Russians are begging at the US and UK embassies to stop sending weapons to Ukraine that kills and injures Russian soldiers" https://twitter.com/abnyn1/status/15...IaZ1owUAEeSOgg
            Professionally produced posters. Always a sign of a grass roots coming together of concerned individuals

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            • Originally posted by Mike205 View Post
              No words.... "Russians are begging at the US and UK embassies to stop sending weapons to Ukraine that kills and injures Russian soldiers" https://twitter.com/abnyn1/status/15...IaZ1owUAEeSOgg
              Nothing more annoying than other countries interfering with the rape, murder, torture and general laying waste of a modern free democratic country.
              We all stood around in a circle naked, thrusting our clinched fists in the air screaming "Jap Power!!"

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              • I wonder what compo you get for losing a leg if a death = a new Lada in the wonderfulness that is Putin's Russia?
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                • Originally posted by Ming View Post
                  have you seen the inflatable S300s? So sad it's like Not the 9'0Clock News Russian Air Defence bulletin.
                  Well, that idea has some merit in peace time.
                  You want to give your soldiers a visual aid. Its easier to get "into the zone" when say, the infantry has a task to defend a SAM site from the invaders if there really is a SAM system behind the hill they can see.
                  Like when some soldiers get to wear old rags and turbans, tape their rifles brown to make them look like AK-47s and shout Allu Akbar evey single minute so the special forces have someone to shoot at

                  But in war time, that idea is long passe. It was proven before from WWII when Germans made wooden panzers, to the first Iraq war, that it has no effect.
                  The logic is that it costs less to set up fake targets than the missile that is to hit it, but on an operative level, it does not matter; the "target" is going to be hit, and removed from the chessboard.
                  Even if the Ukranians were to be fooled by them, the operative cost of getting the dummy made, transported, crewed, set up and maintained quickly becomes more complicated than the single HIMARS volley needed to remove it.

                  Any idea of that bouncy castle fooling american spy satelites is funny when civilian images today are good enough to show the stay cables, and its clear that when there is a SAM site and no crew or crew facilities that it is a decoy.

                  Another way how the Russian army has modernised ("look at us, we got new inflatable decoys instead of wooden ones.."), but not moved century.
                  "This is a non-contact sport but then so is ice hockey" - Roberto Giordanelli on Irish FIAT Punto racing but applies to all Irish racing..
                  "Tailgaters have small dicks" - Me

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                  • Originally posted by Ming View Post
                    I wonder what compo you get for losing a leg if a death = a new Lada in the wonderfulness that is Putin's Russia?
                    Well, I linked a video to the legless soldier a while back. You dont even get a free buspass.

                    There was a video going round a few days ago about a Russian mother calling the Ukranian army asking to get them to send their dead son's iPhone 13 back. Not the sons corpse mind you, just the iPhone.
                    "This is a non-contact sport but then so is ice hockey" - Roberto Giordanelli on Irish FIAT Punto racing but applies to all Irish racing..
                    "Tailgaters have small dicks" - Me

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                    • Originally posted by hi-rev View Post

                      Well, I linked a video to the leggles soldier a while back. You dont even get a free buspass.

                      There was a video going round a few days ago about a Russian mother calling the Ukranian army asking to get them to send their dead son's iPhone 13 back. Not the sons corpse mind you, just the iPhone.
                      Yes I linked it a bit above. In fairness, I think the soldier was missing but the Ukrainians had actually captured him. Correct though she didn't ask about her son, just his iPhone 13 because his grandparents had borrowed to buy it for him. Which in itself is a cultural insight into Putin's Russia.
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                      • One of the more level headed concise video's on Ukraine I have seen for a while.
                         

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                        • Some good insights from John Sweeney here I think.

                          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p6RKwLBS918

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                          • Originally posted by Ming View Post

                            Yes I linked it a bit above. In fairness, I think the soldier was missing but the Ukrainians had actually captured him. Correct though she didn't ask about her son, just his iPhone 13 because his grandparents had borrowed to buy it for him. Which in itself is a cultural insight into Putin's Russia.
                            Ah yes, you are right.
                            "This is a non-contact sport but then so is ice hockey" - Roberto Giordanelli on Irish FIAT Punto racing but applies to all Irish racing..
                            "Tailgaters have small dicks" - Me

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                            • A fascinating insight into the conflict through the eyes of a disillusioned former Russian soldier...

                              https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...raine-invasion

                              https://twitter.com/chriso_wiki/status/1560022545356791810?s=21&t=ACXx8wOrsCikWssXAL8rng

                              Last edited by GeeTI; 18-08-2022, 12:03 PM.

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                              • And another one which gives a different perspective - mismanagement and negligence and low standards of leadership in the International Brigade in Ukraine (and this is a Kyiv Independent report, so not Russian troll sourced Twittery):

                                https://kyivindependent.com/investig...ips-misconduct
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