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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 08:39 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
I presume it has to do with a combination of...

I presume it has to do with a combination of inflexible Russian military doctrine and a desperate gamble to produce some sort of tangible battlefield success, even if temporary.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 08:35 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Excellent article...

Excellent article (https://time.com/6216213/ukraine-military-valeriy-zaluzhny/) from Time about General Valeriy Zaluzhny, Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine's armed forces.

It would be easy to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 09:21 AM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
"Jawohl, mein Führer!" :rolleyes:

"Jawohl, mein Führer!" :rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 08:04 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
There's no need; NATO can wipe out as much of...

There's no need; NATO can wipe out as much of (what's left of) Russia's armed forces as it likes using conventional forces.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 05:26 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Berlusconi is a clown, plus he and Putin have...

Berlusconi is a clown, plus he and Putin have been buddies for ages. I wouldn't read too much into his bromantic comments.




Given the state of Italian public opinion, there doesn't seem to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 06:20 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Maybe Medvedchuk (or someone close to him) has...

Maybe Medvedchuk (or someone close to him) has something on Putin (that is, something more than Putin's obvious mind-boggling corruption).
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 22nd September 2022, 03:42 AM
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Views: 4,203
Posted By SpitfireIX
Which were powered by Hurricane Erin.

Which were powered by Hurricane Erin.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 07:26 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
The way to address it is to be clear about the...

The way to address it is to be clear about the consequences for Russia if Putin does resort to nukes. These should include, for example, making all current sanctions permanent, and possibly,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 01:37 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
There might actually be some merit in that,...

There might actually be some merit in that, considering the abysmal states of both Russian training and Russian logistics.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 06:15 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
I wonder if Putin's speech was delayed so that...

I wonder if Putin's speech was delayed so that the security forces could prepare for potential civil disorder after the mobilization announcement.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 06:11 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
From Newsweek, via MSN...

From Newsweek, via MSN (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/how-to-leave-russia-top-google-trend-as-putin-delays-national-address/ar-AA123JNg):

'How to Leave Russia' Top Google Trend as Putin...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 03:08 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Some of the lies I noticed: NATO promised...

Some of the lies I noticed:

NATO promised not to expand eastward.

Ukrainians were committing genocide in Donbas.

Ukraine is run by Nazis.

:eusa_liar: :eusa_liar: :eusa_liar: :eusa_liar:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
Yep, I was fooled. I'm glad I watched it,...

Yep, I was fooled. I'm glad I watched it, because I hadn't seen this one before, but apologies to anyone who wasted time on it. :o
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
Here it is. c73SiOXzpmM

Here it is.

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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 10:33 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
I'm not sure there's a connection, because the...

I'm not sure there's a connection, because the so-called evidence the Russians have presented to back up their claims has consisted of videos that show nothing remotely resembling HIMARS being...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 10:30 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
No, he met the ambassadors earlier today, unless...

No, he met the ambassadors earlier today, unless they're using the same live stream.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 10:26 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
No one except UK tabloids (and just now Sky News)...

No one except UK tabloids (and just now Sky News) seems to be discussing the fact that Putin is about to give a major speech. Very odd. :confused:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 09:07 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
From CNN...

From CNN (https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-09-20-22/h_42e40bebd81d25e48dadf41d742e267e):

Ukraine says referendum plans in Russian-occupied areas stem from "fear of...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 20th September 2022, 08:42 AM
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Views: 197,079
Posted By SpitfireIX
I thought that was fairly obvious from the way...

I thought that was fairly obvious from the way he's acted in court. If he could control himself, he would.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
From CNN: Putin praises Russian weapons and...

From CNN:

Putin praises Russian weapons and equipment used in Ukraine as having "high efficiency"...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 08:31 AM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
It seems a bit odd that he would announce general...

It seems a bit odd that he would announce general mobilization before the sham referenda are conducted, but I suppose it's possible. General mobilization is probably coming soon, though.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 07:53 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Probably in excess of 100%. :rolleyes:

Probably in excess of 100%. :rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 03:39 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
These calls for immediate sham referenda on...

These calls for immediate sham referenda on joining Russia should be contrasted with Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln had wanted to issue his proclamation in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2,136
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Posted By SpitfireIX
To take your questions in order, no, no, and no.

To take your questions in order, no, no, and no.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th September 2022, 12:28 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
In other words, anyone who doesn't agree with you...

In other words, anyone who doesn't agree with you that appeasement is a good idea is being stupid. :rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th September 2022, 07:38 AM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
I found this...

I found this (https://nationalfile.com/col-douglas-macgregor-on-ukraine-were-in-the-final-phase-of-this-war/) from an April interview with Douglas Macgregor:

The Colonel also believes that the war...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th September 2022, 05:32 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
It's even worse. Most of this equipment was...

It's even worse. Most of this equipment was simply abandoned; Perun mentions that there are videos of Ukrainians just climbing into Russian vehicles and driving them away. So Russia has just...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th September 2022, 09:22 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
There are currently 58,320 names inscribed on the...

There are currently 58,320 names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (including that of a cousin of mine). Even the Ukrainians are only claiming 54,000 Russians/quislings killed so far, and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th September 2022, 05:25 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
My point was that, other similarities and...

My point was that, other similarities and differences aside, Nicholas II presided over Russian involvement in two disastrous wars that eventually led to his downfall.

As for the hilited:
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th September 2022, 03:01 PM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
Putin fancied himself the new Peter the Great,...

Putin fancied himself the new Peter the Great, but he's turned out to be the new Nicholas II. :rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th September 2022, 01:15 PM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
Putin's (or his successor's) excuse will be that...

Putin's (or his successor's) excuse will be that if he'd known that he was going to have to fight NATO he would have declared actual war, rather than just a "special military operation," and that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th September 2022, 10:09 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Excellent article...

Excellent article (https://www.newsweek.com/vladimir-putin-this-beginning-end-1743488) from Newsweek summing up the current situation, and explaining why Putin has no good options at this point.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th September 2022, 08:56 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
From The Washington Post, via MSN...

From The Washington Post, via MSN (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/modi-rebukes-putin-over-war-in-ukraine/ar-AA11Unes):

Modi rebukes Putin over war in Ukraine

Bluntly challenged by Indian...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2022, 09:27 AM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
Here...

Here (https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/p/contact.html) is a link to Oryx's contact page. You can send links to them, and if they determine the photos are unique and authentic, they will add them to the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2022, 09:16 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Barnes Wallis was an engineer.

Barnes Wallis was an engineer.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2022, 07:35 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Not at the moment, which is in the nature of the...

Not at the moment, which is in the nature of the situation. But I'll keep you posted if I find some. This is not something the Mod Russia has claimed, it is a rumour like the Zelenskyyy fanbois...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th September 2022, 12:05 PM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
Joe Blogs has a great new video detailing a...

Joe Blogs has a great new video detailing a leaked Russian report on the expected effects of sanctions on Russia's economy.

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Greater than 10% reduction in GDP next year, with...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th September 2022, 09:01 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
I'd include the UK along with the US and Poland,...

I'd include the UK along with the US and Poland, but again that doesn't matter, because the UK isn't dependent on Russian gas either.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th September 2022, 08:10 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
FTFY

FTFY
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th September 2022, 07:15 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
And farther on, they explain the reason, which is...

And farther on, they explain the reason, which is so the media can name scapegoats in order to deflect blame from Putin. :rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th September 2022, 06:15 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
I watched the entire video, and that's not quite...

I watched the entire video, and that's not quite my impression. Ritter admits that Ukraine "won a battle," and that the Russians were complacent, suffered a major intelligence failure, and had to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th September 2022, 01:59 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
LazerPig's delivery can be grating at times, but...

LazerPig's delivery can be grating at times, but his analyses are generally quite incisive.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2022, 07:36 PM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
Liar. :p

Liar. :p
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2022, 07:07 PM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
I honestly don't think even that would explain...

I honestly don't think even that would explain it. If Macgregor were on the FSB's payroll, you'd think he'd write and say things that were at least remotely plausible. For example, take the case of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2022, 04:30 PM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
I forgot to mention that the part about...

I forgot to mention that the part about Ukrainians lining up for blocks to donate blood is likely true, but it doesn't mean what Macgregor seems to think it means.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
From Douglas Macgregor's blog...

From Douglas Macgregor's blog (https://futuredefensevisions.blogspot.com/):

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022
Update on the last 72-96 hours in Ukraine:


1) Russians inflicted huge casualties on...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2022, 11:29 AM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
Sometimes Jake Broe shares comments from trolls...

Sometimes Jake Broe shares comments from trolls at the end of his videos. He mentioned that one recent one is the claim that this is all a giant trap for Ukrainian forces, and that the massive...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2022, 10:49 AM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
Tucker Carlson is Fox News's village idiot. He...

Tucker Carlson is Fox News's village idiot. He doesn't control the network's editorial policies.

From Fox News (https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/ukraine-aid-working-russia-invasion-losing-ground):...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2022, 08:14 AM
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Views: 52,019
Posted By SpitfireIX
From Newsweek...

From Newsweek (https://www.newsweek.com/russia-ex-president-names-demand-end-ukraine-war-total-capitulation-1742264):

Russia Ex-President Names Demand to End Ukraine War: 'Total Capitulation'
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th September 2022, 10:47 AM
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Posted By SpitfireIX
Assuming Putin hasn't been deposed, I imagine...

Assuming Putin hasn't been deposed, I imagine there will be some kind of a "phony war" where Russia keeps launching sporadic air, missile, and artillery attacks against mainly civilians, while the...
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