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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Ukrainian troops being trained in the UK, video...

Ukrainian troops being trained in the UK, video in link
Thousands have been trained by the British Army since 2015. One of the reasons they are doing so well, they have had training in depth...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 705
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Can the SS be trusted though? They knew...

Can the SS be trusted though?

They knew people were armed and just let them march to the Capitol, they didn't inform the Capitol Police, FBI, Homeland Security or the DC Police.
They didn’t take...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
British Army only has a one type of towed...

British Army only has a one type of towed artillery now. The M118 105mm light gun used by the Parachute Regiment and Royal Marine Commando field artillery regiments.
It's the same British designed...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Standardisation in ammunition and that's about...

Standardisation in ammunition and that's about it.

For example Self propelling artillery, the US M109 was in widespread use across NATO and still is with Canada, Denmark, Greece, Portugal, Spain...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Also conventional artillery is pretty much all...

Also conventional artillery is pretty much all the same in operation.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
It's no good sending them until they can use...

It's no good sending them until they can use them. As crews and support are trained they will feed in.
Plus it takes time to prepare equipment that has been in storage
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Nigel Farage tweeted "Electric cars and smart...

Nigel Farage tweeted
"Electric cars and smart meters at home will give the government power and control over our lives. It is the Big Brother state and it’s all under the Conservatives."
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Taking out Russian air is exactly what NATO...

Taking out Russian air is exactly what NATO trains for. A 'bit of time' would be a day or so.
There is an entire Russian airbase in the forest at Spadeadam in Northumberland. It simulates the...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,450
Posted By Captain_Swoop
House Judiciary GOP Retweeted

House Judiciary GOP Retweeted
Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,450
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Peter Alexander Chief White House Correspondent...

Peter Alexander Chief White House Correspondent for NBC tweeted
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
I wouldn't be too sure about that.

I wouldn't be too sure about that.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 888
Posted By Captain_Swoop
The Bill for the new 'Bill of Rights' going...

The Bill for the new 'Bill of Rights' going through Parliament seems to have enabling legislation for a return of the Death Penalty.

In Article 2 'Right to life' is a clause 1 says: "Everyone's...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
On the day that “noisy” protest becomes unlawful...

On the day that “noisy” protest becomes unlawful under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, at least 20 police officers have just surrounded anti-Brexit protestor Steve Bray outside the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Not if the defenders are useless. Look at the...

Not if the defenders are useless. Look at the ground force force ratio in the Falklands or even Operation Compass in WW2 when the British defeated the defending Italians on the Egyptian border and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
If you keep using a worn out gun it will become...

If you keep using a worn out gun it will become dangerous to the user, the obturation will wear out on guns using bagged charges and the chamber throat will also erode giving a high risk of a barrel...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
You said they were being used for 'minor tactical...

You said they were being used for 'minor tactical gains'




You seriously think they have enough artillery and ammunition to keep it up for years?



Why do they need 3x or 5x Russia's...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
They are using them for 'minor tactical gains' on...

They are using them for 'minor tactical gains' on the front line.
That tells us a lot about the state of the forces on the front.




Do you think that is a good use of artillery assets when...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
The Bill for the new 'Bill of Rights' going...

The Bill for the new 'Bill of Rights' going through Parliament seems to have enabling legislation for a return of the Death Penalty.

In Article 2 'Right to life' is a clause 1 says: "Everyone's...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
They do not have a huge number of missiles, if...

They do not have a huge number of missiles, if they are using them for for minor tactical gains what does that say about the effectiveness of their conventional artillery?

Where do they have 10:1...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 34,695
Posted By Captain_Swoop
“I’m tired of this separation of church and state...

“I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk.”

Lauren Boebert went full theocracy, and proclaimed, “The church is supposed to direct the government” per the founding fathers.

Video in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Why is that a problem?

Why is that a problem?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Yes, it's a war.

Yes, it's a war.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Your faith in Russian suicide squads is touching.

Your faith in Russian suicide squads is touching.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
That ability is being transferred to Ukraine.

That ability is being transferred to Ukraine.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
If Russia made a 'breakout' it will be smashed up...

If Russia made a 'breakout' it will be smashed up like the last time they tried a 'breakout'. Do you think Ukraine has no defence in depth or units being held to counter a breakout?
Yes civilian...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
I think Russia will find it hard to hold ground...

I think Russia will find it hard to hold ground when they finally reach 'high tide'.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Just keep killing them till they stop, what else?...

Just keep killing them till they stop, what else?

NATO ability to kill Russians far exceeds their ability to kill NATO troops.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Blah Blah Well maybe Ukraine should just...

Blah Blah

Well maybe Ukraine should just give up now then.

Russia is still performing pitifully. Ukraine is still increasing in capability.

Let the Russians flog their last units to death...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Ukraine is nothing like the Western Front. We...

Ukraine is nothing like the Western Front. We will not see massive, fortified, fixed trench and bunker systems. We are not seeing two equal forces stalemated by equal technology.

Also you...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Russia do care how many are killed. If they don't...

Russia do care how many are killed. If they don't there will be mutiny in the ranks.

And again with the thousands of tanks and artillery etc
All the same points still stand as to why the total...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Zelensky has hopes it will all be over by the end...

Zelensky has hopes it will all be over by the end of the year.
I think Russia knows it too.
As the heavy weapons are rolled out Ukraine can switch from their holding strategy to the attack.
You...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Boris Johnson planned to build a £150,000...

Boris Johnson planned to build a £150,000 treehouse for his son Wilf at Chequers, story in all the papers today. Here is the Mirror report (as there isn't a paywall on this one)


...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Boris steps out of his car and jogs 10 meters to...

Boris steps out of his car and jogs 10 meters to the hotel.

Video in link

https://twitter.com/ukiswitheu/status/1541115023170338816
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th June 2022, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Teesside Poly became University of Teesside. It...

Teesside Poly became University of Teesside. It was noted for it's computer faculty and engineering and design departments.
It's Computer faculty is still very very good and has diversified in to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
The prime minister has signalled controls on...

The prime minister has signalled controls on steel imports that were due to expire this week could be retained.

When asked whether this could lead to a possible breach of international law, Boris...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 39,660
Posted By Captain_Swoop
What 'similarities'? When we end up with two...

What 'similarities'?
When we end up with two permanent trench systems in depth with lines of barbed wire between them let me know.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Apparently Boris says he was always ‘planning for...

Apparently Boris says he was always ‘planning for three terms'
He doesn't even plan for next week.
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,567
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Sarah Huckabee Sanders after her gubernatorial...

Sarah Huckabee Sanders after her gubernatorial primary win: "We will make sure that when a kid is in the womb, they're as safe as they are in a classroom."

Video in link
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 216,043
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Lord Moylan said today that "Brexit is working...

Lord Moylan said today that "Brexit is working beautifully and the only outstanding issue is removing undemocratic foreign rule from Northern Ireland."
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Rumours that as many as six Tory MPs are planning...

Rumours that as many as six Tory MPs are planning to defect to Labour.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Boris Johnson has the drive to keep going as PM,...

Boris Johnson has the drive to keep going as PM, despite two by-election defeats for the Conservatives, cabinet minister Brandon Lewis says.
On Friday former Conservative leader Lord Howard told the...
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,567
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Every little sperm is sacred.

Every little sperm is sacred.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Apparently the BA(Hons) English literature degree...

Apparently the BA(Hons) English literature degree at Sheffield Hallam is being “suspended” in response to Government plans to no longer fund degrees where 60% of students don’t end up in “highly...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Boris on Sky News today “Generally speaking what...

Boris on Sky News today “Generally speaking what we’ve had in the last few years is significant pay increases for public sector workers”

Video in link
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Sunday express headline is 'Crackdown On Militant...

Sunday express headline is 'Crackdown On Militant Unions'
The Attorney General says it's time to take on the 'Left-wing radicals'.


Sunday Telegraph headline 'PM Imposes steel tariff to win back...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
According to the Observer, John Booth a Venture...

According to the Observer, John Booth a Venture Capitalist and major Tory donor has been appointed as the 'Independent Chair' of the committee that oversees honours in the arts and media.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Boris Johnson has said he is "actively thinking"...

Boris Johnson has said he is "actively thinking" about a third term, amid criticism of his leadership.

He insisted he would lead his party into the next election, and said he wanted to keep...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th June 2022, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Don't forget the recent Elections Bill, now...

Don't forget the recent Elections Bill, now passed in to law has a vague phrase that makes it a criminal offence for groups, charities and individuals doing anything “intended to achieve a common...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th June 2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 64,122
Posted By Captain_Swoop
A quote on twitter regarding Braverman ...

A quote on twitter regarding Braverman

“Totalitarianism in power invariably replaces all first-rate talents, regardless of their sympathies, with those crackpots and fools whose lack of...
Forum: USA Politics 25th June 2022, 02:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,520
Posted By Captain_Swoop
It varies from state to state.

It varies from state to state.
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