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NATO standards. The network published a photo of transgender US Admiral Rachel Levin at an evening at the French Embassy in honor of the anniversary of the Bastille.

Next to the Admiral is Deputy Assistant Secretary of Nuclear Energy of the United States Sam Brinton.

 

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3 hours ago, frankfurter said:

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NATO standards. The network published a photo of transgender US Admiral Rachel Levin at an evening at the French Embassy in honor of the anniversary of the Bastille.

Next to the Admiral is Deputy Assistant Secretary of Nuclear Energy of the United States Sam Brinton.

 

I wonder why smart people do not trust their leaders and the media's narrative.

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I believe that the Ukrainians are putting up a hell of a fight but is anyone looking at the bigger picture of Putin has quietly decided to declare war on Europe by stopping grain shipments, slower release of NG, and threatening NATO countries.

Why don't we call this what it is? It's a war against Europe, and he is causing Europe misery. Putin is shipping low-cost oil to the Saudis, of all people, who buy as much as they can. He does not care how much Russians suffer and is alone in his demented world, thinking he is winning.

On a certain level, he is because of what he is doing to Europe. The blame rests solely on the Obama administration, who was ballless in response to Putin taking Crimea. Europe and, more specifically, the U.S. should have taken more direct action.

The only way to respond to a bully is if he punches you, you shoot him dead!

History keeps repeating itself and nobody learns from it.

 

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Zelensky kicked his long term Friend and Head of Security

Why?

- loss of 50 Generals (Russian Attack)

- loss of Himars System and Ammunition in Odessa Region

- lost of Ukraine Military Hardware buyers and foreign Weapon Dealers in Wynnyzia

All those are Security flaws for sure.

Bad news

- Ukraine lost 12 Billion on Gold reserves about 40% of about 30 Billion

other impact

Most of the Countries from Germany to Russia have overspend their support to Ukraine. Most of their Weapons Warehouses are close to empty. And the US Companies are not able to produce a large number of weapons. Northrop Grumman is way behind in delivering.

One big issue is that Civil Airplane Companies like Boeing have the focus not on the Military. Thats far different to Russia as Suchoy, MIG or Tupolev have a big Military Focus.

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On 7/18/2022 at 12:28 AM, RichieRich216 said:

I believe that the Ukrainians are putting up a hell of a fight but is anyone looking at the bigger picture of Putin has quietly decided to declare war on Europe by stopping grain shipments, slower release of NG, and threatening NATO countries.

Why don't we call this what it is? It's a war against Europe, and he is causing Europe misery. Putin is shipping low-cost oil to the Saudis, of all people, who buy as much as they can. He does not care how much Russians suffer and is alone in his demented world, thinking he is winning.

On a certain level, he is because of what he is doing to Europe. The blame rests solely on the Obama administration, who was ballless in response to Putin taking Crimea. Europe and, more specifically, the U.S. should have taken more direct action.

The only way to respond to a bully is if he punches you, you shoot him dead!

History keeps repeating itself and nobody learns from it.

 

" The only way to respond to a bully is if he punches you, you shoot him dead! "

uh, you need to look in your mirror and accept fact.

 

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On 7/18/2022 at 12:28 AM, RichieRich216 said:

I believe that the Ukrainians are putting up a hell of a fight but is anyone looking at the bigger picture of Putin has quietly decided to declare war on Europe by stopping grain shipments, slower release of NG, and threatening NATO countries.

Why don't we call this what it is? It's a war against Europe, and he is causing Europe misery. Putin is shipping low-cost oil to the Saudis, of all people, who buy as much as they can. He does not care how much Russians suffer and is alone in his demented world, thinking he is winning.

On a certain level, he is because of what he is doing to Europe. The blame rests solely on the Obama administration, who was ballless in response to Putin taking Crimea. Europe and, more specifically, the U.S. should have taken more direct action.

The only way to respond to a bully is if he punches you, you shoot him dead!

History keeps repeating itself and nobody learns from it.

 

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Brent price of crude. yup, Putin must be losing. Russia pumps less oil, but receives a higher price, thus gets more for less. yup, Russians must be suffering. I mean, who can live without McDonald's burger garbage, and the like?  Russia no longer grows GMO anything: such a horror, living without Monsanto. Russia imports vehicles from China made with state-of-art materials and electronics: oh, the horror of having to buy something made better than any Ford, GM, Tesla vehicle, and at a lower price. Russians receive gas and electricity at rates so low they can be considered near free: oh, the horror for never having to worry about the volume and price consumed.  Russia is led by real men and real women: sane men and women. yup, Amercunts must be the greatest.

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18 hours ago, frankfurter said:

Brent price of crude. yup, Putin must be losing. Russia pumps less oil, but receives a higher price, thus gets more for less. yup, Russians must be suffering. I mean, who can live without McDonald's burger garbage, and the like?  Russia no longer grows GMO anything: such a horror, living without Monsanto. Russia imports vehicles from China made with state-of-art materials and electronics: oh, the horror of having to buy something made better than any Ford, GM, Tesla vehicle, and at a lower price. Russians receive gas and electricity at rates so low they can be considered near free: oh, the horror for never having to worry about the volume and price consumed.  Russia is led by real men and real women: sane men and women. yup, Amercunts must be the greatest.

And the people of both countries are all thrilled to be there with cheap energy, under constant surveillance and any given night might disappear forever.

What a fucking tremendous Utopia! You should start making plans to move there!

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https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/07/18/tank-losses-in-ukraine-raise-strategic-questions-for-russia-a78302

 

Tank Losses in Ukraine Raise Strategic Questions for Russia

 

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TASS_52880836.jpgA Russian T-80BV tank in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.Alexander Garmayev / TASS

Russia’s most modern and technologically advanced tank, the T-90M, has appeared in photos and videos in Ukraine just a handful of times since the beginning of the invasion. 

One video posted online last week showed a T-90M on a mud road, hidden under trees. 

But its relative rarity — and technological sophistication — has not saved it from Ukrainian attacks. Shortly after the first T-90M was spotted in April, Ukrainian journalist Andriy Tsapliyenko posted images standing in front of the charred remains of one such tank. 

Moscow’s invasion of its pro-Western neighbor in February has been accompanied by a steady stream of images of burnt-out tanks, sometimes with their turrets blown off, as well as tanks on fire with their crews trapped inside. According to military analysts, these tank losses are one of the major issues facing Russia as it seeks to continue its offensive in Ukraine. 

Russian military doctrine has always been to build and maintain large numbers of tanks, according to James Lewis, an analyst at the Strategic and International Studies Institute in Washington. 

The country’s tank fleet — which is estimated to be 2,800 strong with another 10,000 in storage — consists mostly of modernized Soviet tanks manned by crews of three. 

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Russia has lost 237 T-72B3 tanks, hundreds more T-72 variants as well as at least 170 T-80 models since the start of the attack on Ukraine in February, according to Oryx, an intelligence blog that tracks Russian military losses. 

Russia’s 4th Guards Tank Division, which is solely equipped with T-80s, reportedly lost as many as 41 tanks in just two weeks, according to military analysis platform Battle Order. 

While destroying a tank does not mean the crew is killed, there has also been a high rate of casualties among Russian tank crews.  

A total of 6% of Russia’s deaths in Ukraine have been among men from tank regiments, according to a casualty tally based on publicly available information that is kept by independent media outlet Mediazona. 

Russia’s rapid rate of attrition has led some observers to question whether the tank has a future in modern warfare at all.

But Russia’s losses are indicative of a failure to conduct combined operations in Ukraine rather than any problems with tanks in particular, analysts told The Moscow Times. 

A Russian T-72 tank destroyed by Ukrainian forces in Mariupol.           Mvs.gov.ua (CC BY 4.0)A Russian T-72 tank destroyed by Ukrainian forces in Mariupol.Mvs.gov.ua (CC BY 4.0)

“Tanks are supposed to fight as part of combined formations, but in terms of how they've been tactically used, Russia hasn’t done that effectively,” said Nick Reynolds, a military expert at the London-based Royal United Services Institute.  

In theory, tanks should be supported by infantry and artillery that are able to locate and destroy enemy soldiers armed with anti-tank weapons. 

In the early days of the war, columns of Russian armor became jammed up along Ukrainian highways, allowing Ukrainian infantry to pick off tanks — and other vehicles — using a range of portable, shoulder-fired anti-tank weapons. 

U.S.-made Javelins and British-Swedish manufactured Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAWs), have been responsible for hundreds of Russian tank losses. 

When fired, the Javelins ascend 150 meters in the air before plummeting down onto the tank’s turret, where the vehicle’s armor is the thinnest. 

“Everyone in the crew was shell-shocked,” Russian tank crew member Alexei Ukhachev said of an incident in which his tank was hit by a Javelin in the early days of the war in a May interview with Russian media outlet Moskovsky Komsomolets.  

Penetration of the turret can cause the tank to “cook off” if the ammunition stored in the carousel below the turret catches fire. In such cases, the subsequent explosion can send the turret shooting tens of meters into the air. 

“People used to say the best way to destroy a tank is to use another tank, but the new missiles make you wonder about that,” said Lewis. 

The T-72B3, a more mobile version of the Soviet T-72, makes up the backbone of Russia’s tank fleet and has been heavily relied on in Ukraine. But Russia has also deployed hundreds of T-80 tanks, including the T80U, T80BV and the most modernized T-80, the T80BVM, which came into service in 2018. 

In addition, tank losses have meant Moscow is taking a number of older tanks out of storage to deploy to Ukraine. 

Soviet era T-62s, a tank which entered service in 1961, have been spotted in Ukraine and on trains being transported across Russia, presumably on their way to the battlefield. 

In a bid to protect themselves against drone attacks and anti-tank missiles, Russian troops in Ukraine have added a number of makeshift cages to the tops of tanks. 

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They have also used sandbags, pine logs and metal cages  to reinforce their vehicles, according to photos and videos published online. U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said in May that the sight of these tanks was “nothing short of tragic.” 

“These measures are clearly an attempt to defend tanks from above, but it doesn’t work,” said Reynolds. 

Ukhachev told Moskovsky Komsomolets how tank crews removed the roof screens when they realized they restricted the tank gun’s movement and made it difficult to dismount in case of a fire. 

Russia’s failure to find an answer to modern anti-tank weaponry brings the future of Russia’s long-term reliance on tanks in warfare into question, according to Lewis. 

“Tanks will still have a place, but their future will be a smaller role because of their vulnerability,” he said.  

 
 

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https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/07/19/300-north-caucasus-soldiers-refuse-ukraine-deployment-activists-a78338

300 North Caucasus Soldiers Refuse Ukraine Deployment – Activists

 

 
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At least 300 soldiers from a single unit in Russia’s North Caucasus refused deployment to Ukraine in the first month of the war, The Moscow Times’ Russian service has reported.

The men from the republic of Dagestan were deployed in the pro-Russian separatist region of Donbas in eastern Ukraine, according to activists cited by MT Russian on Monday. Dagestan, a mountainous, predominantly Muslim region on the Caspian Sea, has had one of the highest military death tolls in Russia's invasion.

Without awaiting their discharge papers, the 300 soldiers reportedly returned to their base in the town of Buynaksk in March, where they launched the process of terminating their contracts and the local community received them as deserters.

Some of the soldiers returned with frostbite and their limbs had to be amputated.

“The servicemen claimed they had problems with uniforms and weapons,” an unnamed Moscow lawyer who represented the soldiers told MT Russian.

They added that military prosecutors are reviewing their case for criminal prosecution due to their absence from the battlefield for more than 10 days.

Several of the soldiers later re-enlisted for deployment in Ukraine under pressure from relatives and local authorities, activists said.

MT Russian said it was unable to speak with the soldiers themselves due to the private nature of their return and the sense of shame surrounding it.

The incident follows activist reports of another 150 soldiers from the Siberian republic of Buryatia refusing deployment earlier in July after a rare video appeal from their wives.

Dagestan and Buryatia share the highest number of officially reported casualties in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with deaths in excess of 200 in each region.

 
 

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Obama’s foreign policy team wanted a war in Ukraine since 2009.  They staged a coup in Kiev in 2015. Vicky Nuland was caught saying“F the EU”.  Biden has cognitive issues and isn’t really deciding anything, except perhaps taking bribes via the First Crack Addict.

ukraine’s needs don’t matter. they are merely providing the battle field and much of the cannon fodder.  Russia’s needs also don’t matter, they are expected to provide cheap energy to subsidize the EU.  Africa, India and Middle East will suffer food shortages.  The only people who benefit from this conflict are in Washington DC.  Regular weapons sales, illegal bio-weapons research by NIH, and instigating future killing in Turkey and Iran.  Afghanistan was another mission accomplished. Time to kill people in a new country!!!

it’s disturbing how many Americans think our involvement is legitimate.  As Obama pointed out, the US does not have any interests in Ukraine.  He forgot to mention the federal bureaucracy profits often don’t coincide with the country outside of DC

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On 7/17/2022 at 6:28 PM, RichieRich216 said:

I believe that the Ukrainians are putting up a hell of a fight but is anyone looking at the bigger picture of Putin has quietly decided to declare war on Europe by stopping grain shipments, slower release of NG, and threatening NATO countries.

Why don't we call this what it is? It's a war against Europe, and he is causing Europe misery. Putin is shipping low-cost oil to the Saudis, of all people, who buy as much as they can. He does not care how much Russians suffer and is alone in his demented world, thinking he is winning.

On a certain level, he is because of what he is doing to Europe. The blame rests solely on the Obama administration, who was ballless in response to Putin taking Crimea. Europe and, more specifically, the U.S. should have taken more direct action.

The only way to respond to a bully is if he punches you, you shoot him dead!

History keeps repeating itself and nobody learns from it.

 

How is that Putin's fault that Europe does not want to do business with Russian anymore?  Are you nuts? It is your sanctions, not his.

Putin IS winning. Consider this a higher justice. You started the mess in Ukraine, by bankrolling the Maidan coup. Without it, there would be no Crimea. Your meddling into Ukrainian and Russian affairs started well before Obama. YOU are the most vicious bully left in the world.

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That is because the EU, NATO, and the United States won't make a commitment of troops to Ukraine. 

This should be treated as Iraq and Kuwait, and bring in the necessary forces and throw Russia out.

Why has this sustained tit-for-tat with Putin going on? He is committed to the old USSR, and by the way, his troops and equipment have performed overrated; when pilots have to duct tape Garmin to their cockpit is quite lame.

Does he have nukes, and would he use them? Well there is enough systems in place to ensure that they can be hit.

This asshole is killing civilians daily! Kill this fucker. At some point, enough is enough!

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You don't know shit; There is a 40,000 NATO reserve force, not including the United States has 10 Brigades on alert!

You are definitely a communist BOT; go fuck yourself and your family!

I learned more in High School then you will ever know; you probably still shit in an outhouse.

Putin is a paper tiger; his power in the last five years has fallen that he hides in a secure building and is a paranoid pussy! He crawled over to Iran to kiss their asses!

His control is by fear and henchmen, and BOT pussies like you. The Russian population should drag his ass out of hiding and hang him.

Your source of information is disinformation; Russia is killing women and children; they shelled and attacked the Ukrainian nuclear facility because they were too stupid to understand what could happen, just like Chornobyl!

 

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On 7/20/2022 at 8:56 PM, RichieRich216 said:

That is because the EU, NATO, and the United States won't make a commitment of troops to Ukraine. 

This should be treated as Iraq and Kuwait, and bring in the necessary forces and throw Russia out.

Why has this sustained tit-for-tat with Putin going on? He is committed to the old USSR, and by the way, his troops and equipment have performed overrated; when pilots have to duct tape Garmin to their cockpit is quite lame.

Does he have nukes, and would he use them? Well there is enough systems in place to ensure that they can be hit.

This asshole is killing civilians daily! Kill this fucker. At some point, enough is enough!

I suppose you will get a clue only when there are enough American body bags coming home?

The truth is slowly creeping in

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ukraine-russia-foreign-soldiers-invasion-morale-us-veterans-rcna39268

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твоя мать ебет кирки, а ты отец ебет овец, ты глупый сын России    translation: Your mother fucks pigs, and you are your father fucks sheep, you are a stupid son of Russia.

Interesting... you have written here I am a bot and a Russian son, and prior a Chinese communist son of president Xi.  This and your other postings are simply the rants of a disturbed mind.  Maybe I am the Great Pumpkin? Bro, you need help.

When you present a fact, clear and true, we may have something to discuss.  People who deny fact are the means by which tyranny succeeds: and you are most definitely a tool, vulgar and vile.  People like you are needed though, by the tyrants controlling you, so you should be at the front lines in Ukraine, leading the way for others like you. Why should an innocent person die when willing morons are ready to be heroes? Dead heroes.

Sure, Natostan has troops. Comprised of anything but real men; and led by what appears to be bio men, but who identify as women wearing dresses and makeup. Yup, must be an effective fighting force. Yet, none are fighting in Ukraine. Could this be the leaders and troops of Natostan are too cowardly?

Such a pity people like you are permitted by the administrators to spread your hate and lies. You degrade this site, them, and all of humanity. The administrators should take note. You see, hate speech is now a criminal offence in most western countries.

 

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On 7/18/2022 at 2:57 PM, frankfurter said:

" The only way to respond to a bully is if he punches you, you shoot him dead! "

uh, you need to look in your mirror and accept fact.

 

Indeed Frankie, I once told you to be polite in another's sandbox is vital to survival

 It would seem there has been a visitor in the US sandbox. Perhaps a quite sudden bright light is shaping up...It should be illuminating.

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, frankfurter said:

I know people on the ground in Ukraine. Nobody will confirm they have seen Russians deliberately target civilians.

Seven-year-old Roman in a hospital bed

https://news.sky.com/story/ukrainian-boy-7-left-with-severe-burns-and-shrapnel-in-his-head-after-russian-missile-strike-12656520

Unfortunately just 1 of thousands

Keep taking the drugs and gobbling up the Russian propoganda Frankie!

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7 hours ago, Rob Plant said:

Seven-year-old Roman in a hospital bed

https://news.sky.com/story/ukrainian-boy-7-left-with-severe-burns-and-shrapnel-in-his-head-after-russian-missile-strike-12656520

Unfortunately just 1 of thousands

Keep taking the drugs and gobbling up the Russian propoganda Frankie!

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2022/07/15/russia-ukraine-air-force-vinnytsia/

There are a lot of obituaries for Air Force bigwigs. As usual in Ukraine, they were hiding among the civilians.

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Its simply a matter of logistics.

Look on the map.

Check how many kilometers russian logistics needs to run to deliver weapons to eastern Ukraine.

Now check NATO. Even from polish-ukrainian border to Donbas or Odessa.

This is why Russians are winning this war.

This is final end of US global hegemony and beginning of multipolarity and concert of great powers.

The way world normaly worked for thousands of years.

Rather global hegemony of one country is a rare episode of history of world.

 

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On 7/17/2022 at 8:34 AM, Tom Nolan said:

I wonder why smart people do not trust their leaders and the media's narrative.

And which one of those two staged a Coup? Who is more evil? Would those two be more palpable surrounded by pillow head, the mayor and Syndey Powell? Lol

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18 hours ago, Eyes Wide Open said:

Indeed Frankie, I once told you to be polite in another's sandbox is vital to survival

 It would seem there has been a visitor in the US sandbox. Perhaps a quite sudden bright light is shaping up...It should be illuminating.

 

 

 

It’s just candle light. Your thick lens in your glasses produces a bit of distortion. You Ruskin supporters are a bit heavy on the drama. You haven’t even experienced the F-35 yet. That’s the drama rated stuff. 

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4 minutes ago, Boat said:

It’s just candle light. Your thick lens in your glasses produces a bit of distortion. You Ruskin supporters are a bit heavy on the drama. You haven’t even experienced the F-35 yet. That’s the drama rated stuff. 

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2022/03/16/the-russians-probably-arent-too-worried-about-the-f-35/

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