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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2022/08 ... inian-pow/
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Bellingcat claims to have identified, and spoken to, the Russian who castrated and murdered the Ukranian soldier, but are not naming him:
https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2022/08 ... inian-pow/

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Why would Putin need to flee if the Ukrainian war turned into a Russian retreat? He controls the media and can say the objective has been achieved, hence Russian forces are withdrawing. By the sound of things, most Russians get their news from state-controlled TV and believe what it says. Or might ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Interesting report on Crux, quoting SVR Telegram, which is run by a former officer from Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, claiming Putin is "aware of the possibility of a sharp change of mood in the country", and that he and his cronies are making plans to "evacuate" if thin...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

art wrote:
Sure, but the video only lasted a few seconds so it is inconclusive to me. Chose to use his left arm or could not use his right arm?

I honestly don't know, but it just looks strange batting away mosquitoes with one arm. We can only hope . . .

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Aviation Pictures Thread - 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Non-Aviation Pictures Thread - 2022

Time for some more pics: https://i.imgur.com/tYE1GOD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6F8eApe.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rjWcrkP.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pie8fJ4.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2QjcHJv.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6h0lOtK.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OgdFVQF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pcbCzdd.jpg https://i.imgur.com...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/sta ... 5117899777
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Looks like the Antonivsky Bridge is finally out of commission, thanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This must severely hamper the Russians in Kherson now:
https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/sta ... 5117899777

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

And don't think I am saying this goes for all trans-people, some are perfectly happy to discuss their life and transition but many are not and want nothing brought up regarding the earlier self (to the point that families have to remove all pictures etc. of the prior person). Transitioning is deepl...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Somewhat clueless, why couldn't there be trans-people games within the same Olympics and whatnot. Wouldn't this give more opportunities to more people to bring glory to their country? Also more ads to games and some for this cause. I do know that some people just use labeling like greenwashing with...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

What do those words actually mean ? Intersex means what? From what I could gather people have parts from more than one sex. I can't imagine the kind of issues those people might be going through. Asexual means what? Seems it's about people who have or can have sex without feeling attracted to someb...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://twitter.com/Flash43191300/statu ... 7489781762
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Another large boom. This time in occupied Donetsk. Another ammunitions depot?
https://twitter.com/Flash43191300/statu ... 7489781762

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 23, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Do the soldiers want to continue fighting or would becoming a POW and likely exchanged for Ukrainians POW be an attractive proposition ? Given that some soldiers were prepared to shoot themselves in the leg with Ukranian guns to get away from the front, I'd say they would only be delighted to be ta...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AifB7PC ... dioLiberty
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Some Russian soldiers are refusing to fight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AifB7PC ... dioLiberty

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 21, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Don't know how much salt, if any, is need for this report on Crux , but it is interesting. I've been wondering why the "special operation" hasn't been the cause of more unrest in the Russian republics, particularly as the more remote ones seem to be suppling the cannon fodder for Putin: ht...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

By contrast, the training the Ukrainians are getting from NATO ranges from the specialist for artillery, systems, vehicles, everything from Dutch and German troops training on the Pzh2000, US ones on M777, HIMARS, to more basic types like APC's unfamiliar to Ukraine pre war; Excellent! Great to see...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 20, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Interesting article in the Kyiv Independent giving the details of an successful operation to take out the Wagner Group in Luhansk in early June, with help from local informants. It is believed between 50 and 200 of the mercenaries were killed, with their weapons depot being destroyed as well. The Uk...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/07/ ... ing-a78314
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Another sign the invasion isn't going quite to plan:
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/07/ ... ing-a78314

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htViI_O ... krinformTV
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An intercepted phone call highlights the incompetence of the Russian army and its weaponry compared to the Ukranians:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htViI_O ... krinformTV

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

The demand I am asking is equality. Nothing special. THEY are making it all about "special" rights. Rights they already enjoy. That is the problem. MAGAs and Republicans think not being fired for being is a special right. The rest of us want it to be an equal right. That they enjoy. That ...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

It sound more to me that we in the LGBTQ community are trying to accept everyone for who they are, who they identify as, and demanding everyone do the same. It's almost as if we want people to be left alone to live as they want without big government telling us consenting adults how to live our bes...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 17, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I am so sick of this right wing lie of "identity politics". It needs to stop It's hardly a lie: identity politics are real. The LGBTQ+ movement thrives on them! They change all the time, and it gets confusing. Nonbinary, genderqueer, agender, gender-expansive, gender fluid, gender non-con...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 14, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

seb146 wrote:
The school board specifically banned BLM, "antifa", and LGBTQ images but are silent on neo-Nazi or Confederate or right wing images.

Well that's crazy. The schoolroom is no place for politics, and certainly not anything as extreme as neo-Nazism. :shock:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 14, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Yes. Much of Oregon is very conservative. Even in Portland, people have been beaten recently for simply being. https://www.koin.com/news/study-oregon-ranks-no-8-for-most-anti-lgbt-hate-crimes/ Newberg, in Oregon's wine country, south of Portland, has told students they can not show any signs of &qu...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 13, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

We have to stay so far apart from other men walking down the street or not be in a locker room or bathroom too long or not hug another guy.. I don't live in the US, but it couldn't be THAT bad, surely. Men, straight and gay, hug each other all the time (or at least they did before the pandemic). Ar...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miiDIv5QgH8&ab_channel=Russia%27sSufferingInUkraine Yeah, the strike is now a real problem for Russia, as Philips P. OBrien says: https://twitter.com/PhillipsPOBrien/status/1546745849534988289 Basically, the location of the blast is right near one of two rail lin...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://twitter.com/pravda_eng/status/1 ... 9115090946

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miiDIv5 ... gInUkraine
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"Hell on Earth for orcs in Nova Kakhovka", according to Ukrainska Pravda. Ukranians hit another ammo depot at Nova Kakhovka in Kherson yestersay:
https://twitter.com/pravda_eng/status/1 ... 9115090946

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miiDIv5 ... gInUkraine

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Some great cartoons on this Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/khorami21747786 https://i.imgur.com/mDtNSgx.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9tRQYwy.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4UzG40P.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4YUv288.jpg Including this video, which should be compulsory viewing for every Russian citizen: https://ww...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Having money on hand doesn't seem to really be helping Russia anyway, it's still difficult to import all kinds of things, I just read the nationalized McDonalds are running out of fries. Not the worst of their problems!: https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/05/russias-mcdonalds-replacement-serving-mouldy-bu...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

There is a small but vocal minority of lesbians and bisexual women who exclude trans women from the community. So for this reason, I can understand and agree with your comment on division due to big tent desires In the UK they have organised: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGB_Alliance I stated two ...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

bennett123 wrote:
That second quote of mine is not mine.

Apologies! My mistake. That quote belongs to Arion640. :blush:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 09, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

What are 'bear flags' https://heckinunicorn.com/blogs/heckin-unicorn-blog/what-is-the-bear-brotherhood-pride-flag-and-what-does-it-mean?currency=EUR I don’t think we need a month of pride. A weekend, perhaps a week is more than enough. :yes: How did it ever get stretched out to a month anyway? The ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

No, you are not the only one. I can't wait to see rusted T-55s taken out of their cemetery and sent to the front by the Russians. On a more serious note, I would not underestimate the challenge of defeating the Russians but they haven't been convincing so far. If things really start to turn around ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 08, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

They have only a few HIMARS for 2-3 weeks and have already destroyed 20 artillery warehouses. Even if half is true we are talking about high amount of high value targets… Am I the only one thinking that Putin's upping the ante ("Just getting started") is more a realisation that things are...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... -zelenskiy

Wow! Bullseye!!!!! :shock: :D :bigthumbsup:
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GDB wrote:
The supplied guns and rockets, as many think outside Ukraine too, more required ASAP;

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... -zelenskiy

Wow! Bullseye!!!!! :shock: :D :bigthumbsup:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I don't think we HAVE to buy into it though. I think if we as people...if you consider yourself an intelligent, empathetic, respectful person...you would be cognizant of a basic knowledge of these terms and of the fact that some people choose to categorize themselves as such. While people are entit...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I know a gay man who considers himself homophobic :D at first I thought he was joking but he really can't stand other gay men. You can't get more schizo than that Ha ha . . . I have been accused of that myself. :eek: Why bale out? There's plenty of spaces for exclusively and predominately gay-ident...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I do not know what the I, A and + stand for. Can someone fill me in? It's starting to be quite the alphabet soup....... As far as I know the I is for intersex, and A is for asexual. So the LGBTQIA+ now seems to be a broad label that basically covers anything that isn't straight. Might be just as ea...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Re: Time to dump Pride?

United under one banner but identifying as more. Well, back when the US was more United anyway, but that's another topic. That's the nub though, isn't it? I don't believe I've ever known the US to be so disunited. But that's another topic and for another thread. My own take is that identity politic...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 345
Views: 16175

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

Hasn't this thread been posted before??? :scratchchin: :D

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6922

Time to dump Pride?

Couple of weeks ago at Dublin Pride, I coudn't help noticing yet more flags and identities being added to the list. I noticed the trans and bear flags appearing over the last few years, but now there's a plethora, no doubt to be added to in the future. Here's a summary: https://www.volvogroup.com/en...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Oleg Sukhov of the Kyiv Independent shares his thoughts on why Putin is afraid of full mobilisation. Here's hoping he's right: https://kyivindependent.com/regional/putin-lacks-troops-in-ukraine-but-fears-mobilization-in-russia Or, on second thoughts, given his analysis, maybe it would be a good thin...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

One purpose of such attacks may be to attempt to weaken the resolve of the civilian population to support the continuation of the war. Probably the reason so many people in the West underestimated the Ukranians' resolve to fight is that they know exactly what awaits them if Russia wins. This is not...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/KyivIndepend ... 9792197632
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This looks pretty horrific. How is Moscow going to spin this at home? If not this, what exactly does Putin have to do for the West to get serious about this war:
https://mobile.twitter.com/KyivIndepend ... 9792197632

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OQbIEK ... eandRussia
Blyat is the F-word
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This intercepted phone call between a Russian soldier and his wife gives an interesting insight on how things are on the ground:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OQbIEK ... eandRussia
Blyat is the F-word

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Why did Putin not play his trump card when he had the chance? Putin believed he had no need to fear anything from the West, apart from a minor slap on the wrist, so timing was immaterial. He has been waging war on the West for over a decade now, primarily a cyber-war. But anything he has done, from...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Looks like the West has to hold its nerve: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-14/russia-turns-to-old-tanks-as-it-burns-through-weapons-in-ukraine?sref=omvmmwIg IMO that shows the path this war will take, if Zelensky can keep his army's moral up. Russia is going to run out of everything...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487195

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... f=omvmmwIg
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Looks like the West has to hold its nerve:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... f=omvmmwIg

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 35018

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/06/ ... ies-a77974
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Interesting little development in Russia. Some interpret it as a the beginning of a climbdown:
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/06/ ... ies-a77974

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