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View eaglesdare's Profile eaglesdare Flag 23 Sep 22 10.40am Send a Private Message to eaglesdare Add eaglesdare as a friend

The only ground it looks like Ukraine have re-taken is the pro russian- ukrainian areas. The media would have you believe that it is putins forces....

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 23 Sep 22 11.04am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by eaglesdare

The only ground it looks like Ukraine have re-taken is the pro russian- ukrainian areas. The media would have you believe that it is putins forces....

They've only beaten the Volkssturm so far.

 


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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 23 Sep 22 12.18pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Ouzo Dan

1 year National service is mandatory in Russia, Russia actually has a pool of about 25,000,000 people it can call upon that have completed national service.
It's worth noting these reservists are better trained than Ukraine's civil defence force,
Ukraine's professional army stands at about 180,000 (could be wrong on this figure).

Russia's biggest problem is logistics, they have one tactic which is blitzkrieg - Artillery the f*** out of an area & then tank rush it.
We saw at the start of the war how incompetent their logistics was with an invading army of 150,000 so how they're going to keep an army of a million going I have no clue.

Ultimately you don't bring a million soldiers into a country unless you're going all the way.
It's going to be a blood bath & the Russian forces are backed with Nuclear weapons.

The Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod is a 2 hour 50 minute drive from my front door.


The Russian reservists may be better trained than their Ukrainian counterparts, but the latter are receiving considerable training support from Western armies. Now, I don't know whether that is necessarily a good thing. However, what is different between the two is that the Ukrainians have current combat experience; they are highly motivated; I suspect their logistics are well organised and assisted by US satellite feeds; and they are fighting at home.

You hit the nail on the head in terms of logistics. To put 1 million men into the theatre requires a serious upgrade in supply lines. Given they have proven unable to supply 150,000, one wonders whether they are going to be able to supply 6 times more. I see demoralized young men fighting a war they do not understand waiting for days to be paid, fed and supplied with materials to fight. No wonder there are queues of young men trying to escape to Georgia and other neighbouring countries.

And chucking many more men into the battle may not be the answer. Surely they will just get in each other's way? I can also see a lot more blue-on-blue friendly fire victims.

Putin needs to listen to his generals and not seek to appease the ultra nationalists if he wants to get any success from this. I am not sad he isn't.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 23 Sep 22 12.20pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

WE should get out there and take his clothes off.

That'll should terrify the Russian hordes all the way back to Moscow.

Ten years of therapy still wouldn't get them to speak of the horror.

Perhaps you could join him

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 23 Sep 22 12.29pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

Perhaps you could join him

Tut tut.

 


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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 23 Sep 22 12.35pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Any look at history will often show the hordes beating technologically superior forces. Although there are many nuances and grey areas. You can probably think of some straight away.
I guess the obvious one is WWII where the best planes, tanks, rockets etc, could not beat mass produced ones in large numbers.
It's what makes the Chinese and North Koreans the worry that they are. If you want to compare, then the West is a bit like the Germans, due to the numbers and technology in our forces. China/N Korea a bit like the Soviets. Endless reserves until we are nearly all done.

I am not sure how accurate historic comparisons are.

The British bombed by night - "area bombing" - and the US by day - "strategic bombing". The latter always maintained they were hitting military targets. However, this was just fodder for the masses. The British description was more accurate and honest. When the bombs dropped, neither air force had a scooby where the bombs would land. When used in combat areas they were almost as likely to bomb their own team.

These days, a ship far out to sea can fire a scud (or modern equivalent) through the window I am currently looking out of. On the ground intelligence + satellite + the right kit + appropriately trained operatives and they can take out only what they need to.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 23 Sep 22 1.00pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Tucker Carlson being accurate on this war:

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 23 Sep 22 6.22pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

We are about to witness a sea of blood and yet still, no one is willing to seriously negotiate a realistic peace.

Perhaps it's all too late for it now.

Hopefully the winter makes offensives very difficult and thus gives pause for realistic reconsiderment.

Edited by Stirlingsays (23 Sep 2022 6.42pm)

 


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Do you seriously believe Putin will ever be up for negotiation? I mean where the negotiation where a Russian victory isn't the only outcome.

It looks now when the sham referendum proclaims a Russian takeover of Ukraine territory, gives him a valid excuse to go nuclear to get the victory he's desperate for.

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 23 Sep 22 9.10pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglehamster

Do you seriously believe Putin will ever be up for negotiation? I mean where the negotiation where a Russian victory isn't the only outcome.

It looks now when the sham referendum proclaims a Russian takeover of Ukraine territory, gives him a valid excuse to go nuclear to get the victory he's desperate for.

Someone should be trying for god's sake.....No one has tried for months.

Where were you in March? Negotiations were already happening and several aspects had been agreed. Why did you think that Johnson went to Kiev?

Whether negotiation is possible now I doubt but this war has been highly avoidable for eight years. Films were even made about this war before it happened. This war happened purely out of geo-political positioning.

As for the referendums, I very much doubt that the Ukrainians in the south and east have much time for their government..They have always voted for the pro Russian candidates in elections and in Donetsk city where the Ukrainians have been shelling them everyday...I suspect the majority will be happy rid of them.

But the reality is that most Ukrainians will want peace however it comes.....Not the sea of blood that is about to.

Edited by Stirlingsays (23 Sep 2022 9.11pm)

 


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View Ouzo Dan's Profile Ouzo Dan 23 Sep 22 11.03pm Send a Private Message to Ouzo Dan Add Ouzo Dan as a friend

Like I say the majority of people in Russia are pro Putin & pro war

 


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View SW19 CPFC's Profile SW19 CPFC Flag Addiscombe West 23 Sep 22 11.18pm Send a Private Message to SW19 CPFC Add SW19 CPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Ouzo Dan

Like I say the majority of people in Russia are pro Putin & pro war

Yep. This looks pretty close to 144 million people’s worth of pro war support.

Propaganda and control by fear is alive and well

 


said the rabid giraffe whilst brandishing his throbbing member of reason, and twas ever thus.

Did you know? 95% of people are morons.

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