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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:44 PM
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Posted By jimbob
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-03...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-03/gazprom-ready-to-ship-gas-via-shelved-nord-stream-2-pipeline
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
Thread on scrutable on the technical aspects of...

Thread on scrutable on the technical aspects of the war as opposed to the wider aspects... The guy split it in April

https://scrutable.science/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3264#p118683
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By jimbob
Except that there is still one NS2 pipeline that...

Except that there is still one NS2 pipeline that Gazprom says is viable.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By jimbob
Yes, it was not being used.

Yes, it was not being used.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 01:55 PM
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Posted By jimbob
And not being used. Meanwhile one pipeline from...

And not being used. Meanwhile one pipeline from NS2 is still viable. Not what you'd expect if a western military had decided to sabotage it. They'd be able to count to four.



I'm fairly certain...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 01:44 PM
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Posted By jimbob
https://twitter.com/wartranslated/status/157448878...

https://twitter.com/wartranslated/status/1574488787400507416



They also had a bayonet. (I'm guessing between them)

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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 01:28 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By jimbob
Exactly. Meanwhile we are supposed to...

Exactly.

Meanwhile we are supposed to imagine that Poland/USA/Ukraine/other opponents of Russia would risk their conspiracy being revealed, threatening the very unity against Russia that they had...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
https://twitter.com/christogrozev/status/157735774...

https://twitter.com/christogrozev/status/1577357749628829698?s=20&t=w3Pczq2aOhYNw1Q9B_EWfA

and a screenshot I took from that video.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By jimbob
It demonstrates that other pipelines are...

It demonstrates that other pipelines are vulnerable. They can try to spin it as a false flag attack. It's an option that they haven't tried before - and they are running out of ideas. There is...
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 12:20 PM
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Views: 196,501
Posted By jimbob
Vixen and Stacyhs The topic is apparently...

Vixen and Stacyhs

The topic is apparently the interminable debate on who killed Meredith Kercher not what particular insults one of you said to the other.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
Agreed, my point was that it demonstrates a...

Agreed, my point was that it demonstrates a certain level of confidence to be able to target it. Being the FSB, presumably, it is security and anti-partisan as you say rather than something of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
Exactly. Meanwhile the Ukrainians now seem...

Exactly.

Meanwhile the Ukrainians now seem to feel it's worth expending "missiles" (presumably GMLRS) on hitting FSB offices in Kherson.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
But using an S-300 as a missile against fixed...

But using an S-300 as a missile against fixed targets, whilst being a good idea for targets of opportunity has to be less cost-effective than using actual dedicated missiles, as all the stuff needed...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By jimbob
I got the numbers mixed up. However it does...

I got the numbers mixed up.

However it does not change my point. No NATO (or aspiring NATO) country would have any reason to sabotage the pipeline. Russia does, and hasn't really lost anything. ...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
https://twitter.com/HomoPictor/status/157697742860...

https://twitter.com/HomoPictor/status/1576977428609499142?s=20&t=okv_WjNConPo944KveiFEQ
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 06:30 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By jimbob
Multiple countries would have the capability....

Multiple countries would have the capability. There is every reason to accept the Swedes' and Danes' assessment of sabotage.

Russia is the only country with the track record and motive. And...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 17,036
Posted By jimbob
I take issue with the headline "Often"...

I take issue with the headline

"Often" implies that there are occasions where this doesn't happen
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
Indeed. Just with the Soviet referendums in the...

Indeed. Just with the Soviet referendums in the Baltic States in 1940. Putin obviously failed to learn the lesson that it didn't stop them declaring independence as soon as it was possible.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 17,036
Posted By jimbob
My bingo card didn't have Nadine Dorries calling...

My bingo card didn't have Nadine Dorries calling for a general election
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
I have seen it claimed that these are sea mines....

I have seen it claimed that these are sea mines. By people who should know.

Why, seems a bit more difficult. It looks like about 24 tonnes so a large explosion but localised.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
Yup. 1.5 million winter uniforms missing. ...

Yup. 1.5 million winter uniforms missing.

https://novayagazeta.eu/articles/2022/10/02/where-did-they-disappear-to-russian-local-pm-says-1-5-mln-military-uniforms-are-missing-news

Also to quote...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd October 2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
Ha, I understood that reference. Thanks to...

Ha, I understood that reference.

Thanks to Dad getting a copy of Khrushchev's Top Secret Coloring Book - Your First Red Reader when he went on a working/studying holiday in the US in 1962.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd October 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
Russian forces advance to the rear, Ukrainian...

Russian forces advance to the rear, Ukrainian military follows in panic...

Not original.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd October 2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/02/us-r...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/02/us-russia-putin-ukraine-war-david-petraeus?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd October 2022, 01:47 PM
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Posted By jimbob
Exactly, although it is an achievement of sorts...

Exactly, although it is an achievement of sorts to actually find about the one thing where Truss is not deviating from previous PMs (of either party).
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd October 2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 17,036
Posted By jimbob
So they're probably feeling a bit unsure about...

So they're probably feeling a bit unsure about Truss then?

In that context this is an interesting tweet





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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd October 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 17,036
Posted By jimbob
This graph is - um.... striking ...

This graph is - um.... striking


https://www.politico.eu/europe-poll-of-polls/united-kingdom/
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd October 2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
Indeed and here is this "underfed" Russian on RT ...

Indeed and here is this "underfed" Russian on RT

https://twitter.com/MoritzAnnoys/status/1573333193239199744?s=20&t=xLmaGb-79aPxx0-So9mMUg


Meanwhile this is what the Sri Lankans who were...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd October 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
Eh? Check out the photos in the tweet I...

Eh?

Check out the photos in the tweet I linked to.

A skeletal Ukrainian from the Azov battalion, and a perfectly healthy-looking Russian who was exchanged for him.

The Russian complained of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd October 2022, 07:36 AM
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Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
And this is the difference between the POWs in...

And this is the difference between the POWs in the prisoner swap

https://twitter.com/MelaniePodolyak/status/1573327896256585731?s=20&t=i_awFlNhy2vD9VNyrn5OCg


The Russian POW went on Russia...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd October 2022, 03:40 AM
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Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
That is true. But Ukraine already has done that.

That is true. But Ukraine already has done that.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd October 2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
I see where you are coming from but if it is poor...

I see where you are coming from but if it is poor maintenance as opposed to normal happenings coupled with Russia's cavalier approach to individual equipment and (bottom of the pile, the lives of its...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st October 2022, 10:43 AM
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Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
It looks like it was genuinely a plane...

It looks like it was genuinely a plane overshooting the runway.

In Putin's Russia, military targets destroy themselves.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st October 2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By jimbob
I thought I read somewhere that these pipelines...

I thought I read somewhere that these pipelines didn't use pigs
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st October 2022, 03:53 AM
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Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st October 2022, 03:33 AM
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Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
I'd still watch what is happening in Kherson as...

I'd still watch what is happening in Kherson as well. It's far slower, but the screws are continuously tightening. And with very few routes out.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th September 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
At the least, the only way out is under Ukrainian...

At the least, the only way out is under Ukrainian fire.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th September 2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
That is not something within Biden's gift and...

That is not something within Biden's gift and Putin would realise that
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th September 2022, 04:01 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 17,036
Posted By jimbob
This is my Tory MP with a majority of about 500 ...

This is my Tory MP with a majority of about 500

https://twitter.com/robertlargan/status/1575620836211691521?s=20&t=sp4u72mqy-KEW_8YqfQjZQ
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th September 2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
Exactly. Belarus voted to leave the USSR....

Exactly.

Belarus voted to leave the USSR. Lukashenko is unpopular and possibly a drain on Russian forces who are propping him up.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th September 2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By jimbob
It has also been pointed out that they can claim...

It has also been pointed out that they can claim force majeure for not supplying gas
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th September 2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 17,036
Posted By jimbob
From scrutable.science 47284

From scrutable.science

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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th September 2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 17,036
Posted By jimbob
Nope, check out the Chris Pincher information. ...

Nope, check out the Chris Pincher information.

And the first date I can see for this is 2017
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th September 2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
Also using cosmodrome technicians and strategic...

Also using cosmodrome technicians and strategic missile troops as infantry
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th September 2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By jimbob
No. Ukraine has everything to lose and...

No.

Ukraine has everything to lose and nothing to gain, even if it had the capability, (which is probably questionable). Likewise with most countries.

Western countries with the capability...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th September 2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 17,036
Posted By jimbob
Check out the names on this Almost certainly...

Check out the names on this

Almost certainly genuine from 2017 in redacted form

https://twitter.com/wilbur_munch/status/1289870129950425088?s=20&t=bRzUWkfrkbWBvKKMw-9M4Q
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th September 2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By jimbob
They don't ...

They don't



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



Part of a thread arguing with historical context that credibility is not the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th September 2022, 11:56 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By jimbob
Nobody apart from Putin has the means and the...

Nobody apart from Putin has the means and the motive. The pipelines almost certainly were not going to be used again - they had gas in them but basically to keep out leaks. So blowing them up sends...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th September 2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 17,036
Posted By jimbob
<Liz Truss has entered the chat>

<Liz Truss has entered the chat>
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th September 2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
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...
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