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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 10 Nov 22 2.31am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

Yes they are. They are the ones with the resources to check and verify, before they publish.

They aren't self-important attention seekers, sitting at a desk in a basement, in front of a camera and trawling through disinformation deliberately placed to confuse and obscure. Who then conjure up stories to suit a predetermined narrative which reinforces the prejudices of a small but noisy audience of the "dissident right". Plus a few from the "dissident left".

Confirmation biases and conspiracy theories abound. Truth is a rare commodity.

By all means use multiple sources before reaching a conclusion, but don't use sources which have zero credibility.

Why not just say , yes Stirling you are correct, or is that waaay too painful for your qwerty to write?

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 10 Nov 22 7.49am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I needed a good laugh.

Sometimes he never disappoints in that regard.

He always defends the establishment. It's a tragedy that his hard work has not been recognised it's got to be worth an OBE at the very least

 


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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Online Flag Truro Cornwall 10 Nov 22 8.58am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I needed a good laugh.

Sometimes he never disappoints in that regard.

I know the point has been well made when you have nothing to add other than sarcasm.

Edited by Wisbech Eagle (10 Nov 2022 8.58am)

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Online Flag Truro Cornwall 10 Nov 22 9.04am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

He always defends the establishment. It's a tragedy that his hard work has not been recognised it's got to be worth an OBE at the very least

That's a continuous theme of yours isn't it?

It's, of course, untrue.

I defend our democracy and institutions that are working well, but also argue for change where I think it is needed. I favour PR and want a root and branch over haul of our political parties.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Online Flag Truro Cornwall 10 Nov 22 9.11am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Why not just say , yes Stirling you are correct, or is that waaay too painful for your qwerty to write?

When it happens, I do. It's a rarity though. Stirling being right is as unexpected as an Ayew goal.

I think the last time was in 2019 when he forecasted there would be an election.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 10 Nov 22 12.51pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Why not just say , yes Stirling you are correct, or is that waaay too painful for your qwerty to write?

He's a progressive Don Quixote on his crusade striking at his numerous enemies the only way he knows how.

Taking advantage of the right's far more lenient attitude to free speech compared to how his political opposite would be treated by his own politically authoritarian demographic.

Edited by Stirlingsays (10 Nov 2022 12.51pm)

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 10 Nov 22 12.53pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

He always defends the establishment. It's a tragedy that his hard work has not been recognised it's got to be worth an OBE at the very least

Yep, he's so far up their backside we'd need dynamite to get him out.

 


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View SW19 CPFC's Profile SW19 CPFC Flag Addiscombe West 10 Nov 22 10.04pm Send a Private Message to SW19 CPFC Add SW19 CPFC as a friend

I think Russia is getting close to spent in this conflict.

• Conscripts that aren’t even being trained, properly equipped
• Actually, just the fact they’re having to use conscripts at all
• Soviet era equipment (and tanks) being used more and more
• They’re the invading force not the defending force, Ukranians have more motivation
• Winter is almost here

Probably why they’re digging in. Try and hold the land they have and attempt to wait it out. That’s assuming the amateurs amongst their ranks don’t revolt or wither over the harsh winter months

Only way he can ‘win’ now is through use of nukes, and I don’t believe that will happen. For many reasons. I think the nuclear option has been overblown by the media, and some of us have bought into the fear.

I don’t think it will end soon, but I can’t see Russia making any more significant offensive gains by conventional means. Probably just fall back to indiscriminate shelling and turn whatever is in shelling range into another Raqqa.

 


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View Grumbles's Profile Grumbles 10 Nov 22 10.10pm Send a Private Message to Grumbles Add Grumbles as a friend

Originally posted by SW19 CPFC

I think Russia is getting close to spent in this conflict.

• Conscripts that aren’t even being trained, properly equipped
• Actually, just the fact they’re having to use conscripts at all
• Soviet era equipment (and tanks) being used more and more
• They’re the invading force not the defending force, Ukranians have more motivation
• Winter is almost here

Probably why they’re digging in. Try and hold the land they have and attempt to wait it out. That’s assuming the amateurs amongst their ranks don’t revolt or wither over the harsh winter months

Only way he can ‘win’ now is through use of nukes, and I don’t believe that will happen. For many reasons. I think the nuclear option has been overblown by the media, and some of us have bought into the fear.

I don’t think it will end soon, but I can’t see Russia making any more significant offensive gains by conventional means. Probably just fall back to indiscriminate shelling and turn whatever is in shelling range into another Raqqa.

I suggest looking at Kerson,

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 10 Nov 22 10.19pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by SW19 CPFC

I think Russia is getting close to spent in this conflict.

• Conscripts that aren’t even being trained, properly equipped
• Actually, just the fact they’re having to use conscripts at all
• Soviet era equipment (and tanks) being used more and more
• They’re the invading force not the defending force, Ukranians have more motivation
• Winter is almost here

Probably why they’re digging in. Try and hold the land they have and attempt to wait it out. That’s assuming the amateurs amongst their ranks don’t revolt or wither over the harsh winter months

Only way he can ‘win’ now is through use of nukes, and I don’t believe that will happen. For many reasons. I think the nuclear option has been overblown by the media, and some of us have bought into the fear.

I don’t think it will end soon, but I can’t see Russia making any more significant offensive gains by conventional means. Probably just fall back to indiscriminate shelling and turn whatever is in shelling range into another Raqqa.

Russia haven't used conscripts, that's the eastern and southern regions. Russia have used their army or called up reservists, all of which have military experience.

It's the Ukraine that have used conscripts from the start of the war. Personally, I think it's doubtful to talk about the motivation of any conscript regardless of which side they fight on.

They are winning ground in some areas and giving up ground in others.

Edited by Stirlingsays (10 Nov 2022 10.27pm)

 


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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Russia haven't used conscripts, that's the eastern and southern regions. Russia have used their army or called up reservists, all of which have military experience.

It's the Ukraine that have used conscripts from the start of the war. Personally, I think it's doubtful to talk about the motivation of any conscript regardless of which side they fight on.

They are winning ground in some areas and giving up ground in others.

Edited by Stirlingsays (10 Nov 2022 10.27pm)

In other words, standing still

200,000 conscripts. Some with limited or basic military experience some with none.

I think they’re done offensively barring some miracle.


‘Though there are over 900,000 recent veterans who could potentially be recalled to service, Russia can currently summon an active reserve force of just 4,000 to 5,000 troops. Fewer than 10 percent of conscripted soldiers carry out any refresher training in the five years after they end their active service. The Ministry of Defense admitted in 2015 that the whereabouts of ex-soldiers are not effectively tracked, making targeted mobilization impractical.’

I also think it’s pretty nailed on that soldiers and conscripts defending their homeland will be more determined than anyone Russia can bundle into a van and throw onto the front line with insignificant training and equipment in the depth of winter.

Edited by SW19 CPFC (10 Nov 2022 10.51pm)

 


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Originally posted by SW19 CPFC

In other words, standing still

200,000 conscripts. Some with limited or basic military experience some with none.

I think they’re done offensively barring some miracle.

It's 300, 000 reservists. 200, 000 of which are going to enter the field this month.....Some of that number probably already have.

I wouldn't know what the truth is as to the extent of experience but I do know that the Russians haven't called up conscripts.

I guess we will see what happens on the actual battlefield. However, like I said, there are Russian offensives going on outside Donetsk and they are said to be retreating from the Kherson area.

Whatever happens I just want this thing to be over, I don't care who wins what.

 


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