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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 12:51 AM
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Posted By jimbob
<Liz Truss has entered the chat>

<Liz Truss has entered the chat>
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 02:51 PM
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Posted By jimbob
I wonder what effect the mud season will have. ...

I wonder what effect the mud season will have.

I know the conventional wisdom is that everything will slow down... I agree as far as fighting is concerned, but given the state of Russian camps...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 01:30 PM
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Posted By jimbob
For once, it was. I was just thinking about GW...

For once, it was. I was just thinking about GW Bush
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 01:01 PM
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Posted By jimbob
Huh? Could you explain? [/QUOTE] That was...

Huh? Could you explain?
[/QUOTE]

That was the "N word" in this context, or at least "Nuclear" was (but I was feeling a bit facetious).
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 08:32 AM
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Posted By jimbob
https://twitter.com/KristoNurmis/status/1574078104...

https://twitter.com/KristoNurmis/status/1574078104254955522?s=20&t=hgtxBafOf77YgREhpnIIew



Part of a thread arguing with historical context that credibility is not the goal.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 06:01 AM
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Posted By jimbob
Except for my phone autocorrect from Mobik to...

Except for my phone autocorrect from Mobik to Mobile...




ETA.

I was one day out
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 02:19 PM
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Posted By jimbob
Some have surrendered for food. Because...

Some have surrendered for food.

Because being treated like dogs by your own side doesn't inspire loyalty.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 01:58 PM
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Posted By jimbob
These guys not only are complaining about a total...

These guys not only are complaining about a total lack of any equimpment beyond their assault rifles, a bayonet and some ammo. They are also complaining about no food or water.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 01:45 PM
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Posted By jimbob
Interesting that the stories of disastrous...

Interesting that the stories of disastrous mobilisation is making it onto State TV


https://twitter.com/carlbildt/status/1574429570849284099?s=20&t=BrPdsZ-N8aJfnl4Dcf6CdA
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 01:43 PM
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Posted By jimbob
Nucular

Nucular
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 01:28 PM
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Posted By jimbob
He is micromanaging the Russian campaign. ...

He is micromanaging the Russian campaign.

And of course he has created a nasty dilemma for himself.

In a few days time Russia will announce that Kherson, Donetsk, and Luhansk voted to join...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 01:15 PM
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Posted By jimbob
It continues along a predictable route. Given how...

It continues along a predictable route. Given how brutal the Russian army is to its own troops and that the mobiks are the bottom of the rung

https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1573734461769924617...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 12:21 PM
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Posted By jimbob
Bingo

Bingo
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 12:20 PM
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Views: 31,679
Posted By jimbob
Yup. Russia is about half the population of...

Yup.

Russia is about half the population of the USSR (or well under half the US population). And with an economy 60% of France (before the invasion). It has been sending its Cosmodrome test units...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 112,768
Posted By jimbob
i1tdw5GzcrQ It didn't work because of the...

i1tdw5GzcrQ

It didn't work because of the 1second timestamp in your link
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 10:21 AM
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Views: 58,309
Posted By jimbob
Yes, neither was an Eisenhower. Nor, if you're...

Yes, neither was an Eisenhower. Nor, if you're thinking about naval leaders, a Cunningham.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 09:33 AM
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Posted By jimbob
https://time.com/6216213/ukraine-military-valeriy-...

https://time.com/6216213/ukraine-military-valeriy-zaluzhny/
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 09:00 AM
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Views: 58,309
Posted By jimbob
Political imperatives. I think. Ukraine had...

Political imperatives. I think.

Ukraine had been fighting a slow grinding retreat there giving up less important land and consuming Russian materiel making it easier to fight in the strategically...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 06:47 AM
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Views: 31,679
Posted By jimbob
It would also require Ukraine to give up its...

It would also require Ukraine to give up its liberated areas and give Putin a victory from defeat.


And Ukraine has had territorial integrity guaranteed by both Russia and the West before so they...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 03:35 AM
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Views: 58,309
Posted By jimbob
https://twitter.com/dimaFromUkraine/status/1574163...

https://twitter.com/dimaFromUkraine/status/1574163989826883587?s=20&t=aEoPrvXJuBAb9pOVUTXRUA




More cracks.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 02:37 AM
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Posted By jimbob
Exactly. Also it is another indication of the...

Exactly. Also it is another indication of the unrest. Not as obvious as in Dagestan. By now those videos of rusty AK-47s (not 74s) will have gone round Russian social media as well. And as well as...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 12:31 AM
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Posted By jimbob
https://twitter.com/KristoNurmis/status/1574078131...

https://twitter.com/KristoNurmis/status/1574078131740327937?s=20&t=JOcirxghVGMjt7q-ZKZZ_w

Part of a thread on why Putin is going ahead with such obviously fake referendums.

A Soviet doctrine of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 11:59 PM
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Posted By jimbob
A Russian draft commissioner has bee shot and...

A Russian draft commissioner has bee shot and reportedly killed in Irkutsk
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 11:30 PM
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Posted By jimbob
I moved this from the Russian Propaganda thread...

I moved this from the Russian Propaganda thread to this one where there is a discussion about mobilisation and Russian protests already
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 03:32 PM
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Posted By jimbob
"Most-depleted units" Monday... civilian ...

"Most-depleted units"

Monday... civilian

Friday.... Mobile

Tuesday... 1st Guards Tank Army.

Ukraine has no chance when elite units can get replaced so quickly.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 03:23 PM
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Posted By jimbob
Several different reports of Mobiks being already...

Several different reports of Mobiks being already sent to the front, "to the most depleted units"

Which won't go well for them.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 03:10 PM
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Posted By jimbob
There are also secret ballots, as opposed to...

There are also secret ballots, as opposed to soldiers recording your verbal vote.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 12:12 PM
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Posted By jimbob
It still has some way to go before reaching the...

It still has some way to go before reaching the heights of the 2014 Crimea vote.

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/crimea-referendum-123-percent-sevastopol/
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 09:03 AM
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Posted By jimbob
Also several videos of troops firing in the air...

Also several videos of troops firing in the air in Dagestan in an attempt to disperse those protesting at the mobilisation.

I think that the Russian Empire, Federation might get a bit smaller...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 08:55 AM
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Posted By jimbob
Yes, quite a few quislings have been killed in...

Yes, quite a few quislings have been killed in car bombs etc. Also some trains derailed.

What I found interesting is that the latest report was from a *missile* strike.

Ukraine has sufficient...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 03:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,855
Posted By jimbob
No it was started by a very implausible account. ...

No it was started by a very implausible account.

It is interesting in how such false reports get spread. But the initial reports look false.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 02:33 AM
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Views: 58,309
Posted By jimbob
long thread on the demographic impact on the...

long thread on the demographic impact on the mobilisation

https://twitter.com/ChrisO_wiki/status/1573962833049665538?s=20&t=EEp4Bfl-o1w_nguEap8pHA

It's not pretty for Russia.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 12:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,855
Posted By jimbob
Analysis of how this rumour was started and...

Analysis of how this rumour was started and spread a by a handful of accounts.

https://twitter.com/NovelSci/status/1573913518147047425?s=20&t=nKWm1_h_sftJaFQTXVDJBA
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 11:47 AM
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Views: 1,855
Posted By jimbob
Bingo.

Bingo.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 11:00 AM
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Posted By jimbob
Promotion to Field Marshal soon?

Promotion to Field Marshal soon?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 04:33 AM
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Posted By jimbob
Meanwhile, some conscripts are not impressed with...

Meanwhile, some conscripts are not impressed with their weapons

https://twitter.com/CalibreObscura/status/1573605148353597442?s=20&t=BZEhDbJrRO0cAOvS82EmTQ
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 10:29 AM
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Posted By jimbob
MojUU8GgThM Video about the war for hearts...

MojUU8GgThM

Video about the war for hearts and minds
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 04:12 AM
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Posted By jimbob
Looking more likely now ...

Looking more likely now

https://twitter.com/francis_scarr/status/1573250936566325248?s=20&t=X61e_-k5NetFcX1zTZscOQ
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 03:29 AM
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Posted By jimbob
True, but whoever gets in will want to...

True, but whoever gets in will want to consolidate his* power and a huge festering sore of a failing war that he can blame on his predecessor and which is increasingly unpopular would be a good way...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 01:51 AM
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Posted By jimbob
Well the 1st Guards Tank Army is doing pretty...

Well the 1st Guards Tank Army is doing pretty well at achieving the highlighted.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 01:18 AM
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Posted By jimbob
What could go wrong here. A genocidal...

What could go wrong here.



A genocidal autocrat thinking he knows better than his generals and micromanaging a war
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 12:08 AM
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Views: 58,309
Posted By jimbob
Meanwhile, given the military age range, it's...

Meanwhile, given the military age range, it's possible that some were conscripts in Afghanistan during the late 1980s and then get the same T-62 tank types again for to prop up the failed attack on...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 01:09 PM
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Posted By jimbob
That happened early in the war

That happened early in the war
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 12:02 PM
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Posted By jimbob
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Russian_busines...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Russian_businessmen_mystery_deaths


This month

Ravil Maganov Chairman of Russia's Lukoil oil giant and outspoken Putin critic.[5] 1 September 2022 Russia...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 11:34 AM
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Posted By jimbob
More trolling by @DefenseU on Twitter ...

More trolling by @DefenseU on Twitter

https://twitter.com/DefenceU/status/1572947574016933888



The embedded video is well done
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 04:07 AM
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Posted By jimbob
I was wondering about that too. The best I could...

I was wondering about that too. The best I could come up with is that the exchange was an attempt at a face-saving way of not executing the captured foreign fighters, because of concerns that that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 01:46 PM
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Views: 58,309
Posted By jimbob
True, but have you seen the Russian propaganda...

True, but have you seen the Russian propaganda from this war?

They seem to have ignored those rules so far.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 10:19 AM
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Views: 58,309
Posted By jimbob
https://twitter.com/MarkHertling/status/1572571676...

https://twitter.com/MarkHertling/status/1572571676524838915?s=20&t=-zhYmI83xKk6AVEsLsFYvg


A 12 tweet thread


The training probably manages to be worse than you thought.

The US has 5...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 02:16 AM
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Posted By jimbob
No. Ukraine has captured at least one T-62, ...

No.

Ukraine has captured at least one T-62,

https://twitter.com/NavyStrang/status/1570195022322212865?s=20&t=orDBdFdJvJeSYuUMPZl0Vw

Meanwhile some of the Russian levies from the occupied...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 12:14 AM
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Views: 58,309
Posted By jimbob
The highlighted is possibly not a problem. ...

The highlighted is possibly not a problem.

Given that several groups of levies haven't been issued with functional body armour
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