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We pick up where we left off with Comrade Krieger and his unit making their way south during the Kiev campaign. If you want to follow the hero of our story, you can follow him on his freshly-minted Gab account.

The next day, after the counter-attack that never came, we left the field because it was too exposed. In daylight, the enemy could, in theory, see us, but we wouldn’t be able to see the enemy. We moved into another abandoned village nearby and took up residence in an abandoned home. Most villages are generally in a state of dismal disrepair and half-abandoned even in the best of times. It looked like the damage here was done before the war had even reached the village. We fixed up the chimney and then we repaired the old boiler so that we wouldn’t be cold at night. Next, we broke a hole through to the roof and put a ladder through it to set up a sniper nest and observation post. The immediate necessities out of the way, we began to focus on more pressing matters.

The next order of business was to set up an improvised banya. We stuck some long sticks into the ground and wrapped them in a thick black canvas cloth. Then, we made a make-shift oven with bricks in the center of our teepee banya and lit it up. Soon, we were sweating and relaxing and having a good time. After being exposed to the cold out in the open, our little banya felt a godsend.

By the time I got out, the only available sleeping place was in the commander’s quarters. I set up a hammock as if I was relaxing on a Caribbean island between two palms and began to relax. Because of all the time in the cold, I had developed a cough, and I did my best to stifle it as I began to drift off to sleep. Our сommander was very tired and I felt bad that I would be keeping him up if I kept coughing. Neither he nor I got to relax for long though.

I drifted off, but came to as new orders were issued to me to rouse the unit. The enemy had been spotted nearby. I stumbled off to rouse the sleeping soldiers in the make-shift barracks. This was proving to be an impossible task and I was struggling to get them up from their slumber. But then a whistle sounded and the explosion from a mortar rocked the village, causing the windows shaking.

That got them up quick. Even the two that I had tried to wake up with my feet suddenly jumped up, no longer as keen on sleeping. More explosions sounded and I ran up to the roof to get my sniper rifle, which I had left there. Once again, I took off my helmet to peer through the scope. I scanned the fields and woods, but couldn’t find anything. It was darker than dark in the fields and woods that surrounded the village. I could barely see my own hand out in front of me.

I ducked down after I heard a return salvo from our mortars right next to my position.

Dawn was close, but the glow that began to rise up was from nearby fires and not the sun. My commanding officer came up to check on me in my nest, and he had something quite interesting to tell me.

“There’s a 1000-strong company that is moving in to attack our positions!” He said.

I found that I was excited. “Sounds like fun,” I called back to him.

Soon after, mortar shells began to fall around us, and our return fire continued.

Despite the darkness, I saw and felt shrapnel hissing through the air above me like bats, kicked up by the explosion. Then some more news came down the line to me. I was well and truly expecting a colossal pitched battle to start any moment now.

But it turns out that we had misunderstood the intelligence passed onto us. There wasn’t a 1000-strong unit attacking our position. It was a unit with a name that sounded like one thousand…

[NOTE: The word for 1000 is “tisiach” and the name of the unit that they were engaged with was the “tisatski”. It was a miscommunication.]

I realized that I was relieved and I shared a laugh with the others when we heard the news. Morning came eventually, and by 8 am we heard no more shooting in our direction. We finally got some much-needed sleep. The way we figured it, we had held our positions and just won our first small victory.

The patrol we sent out into the nearby town gave us the all-clear soon after.

I should mention that we had a german shepherd with us this whole time. Why did we have this dog, you ask? To this day, I can’t tell you. Apparently, we’re just supposed to have a dog with us according to unit regulations. Anyways, I was assigned to dog-walking duty the next day. So, leash in hand, we went out for a stroll around the town as part of a patrol. This dog, for some reason, simply didn’t listen to me. I immediately regretted letting it off the leash and tried in vain to chase after it and call it to come back.

All of a sudden a huge boom, louder than any I had heard so far, sounded out. In panic, I called out to the dog and this time it listened and came running straight back to me for once. The boom came from nearby, and we rushed back to camp to learn that an airplane had dropped a bomb not too far from our positions. I am unsure whose plane it was.

Other than that, it was quiet for a bit and our soldiers got restless eventually and would go out on patrols around the town from time to time just because they were bored. I never took my helmet when it was my turn for a stroll because it hurt my head. Whenever we passed by a shop, we found that it was always already thoroughly looted. First, by the locals, then by the Ukrainian Army, and then by the Chechens as we understood it.

After one patrol, we were headed back to our camp when a UAZ Patriot civilian car pulled up in front of us. In the driver’s seat was an extremely irate driver. We gripped our weapons and began to spread out, unsure of what to do. But then an officer from the forward headquarters of our sector stepped out of the passenger side. He was apparently driving around and speaking to all the individual commanders in the area. He came up to us demanding to know what unit we belonged to. When we took him to our commander, the superior officer chewed out our commander for allowing us to go out patrolling without our helmets. We stood there in silence for a bit, and we were well and truly ashamed of ourselves. When our commander came out to speak to us again, he told us that we had gotten him in trouble and, truth be told, we all didn’t know what to say so we just mumbled our apologies. He was a good commander, and we didn’t want him getting into trouble for our sake.

“If you’re going to walk around without your helmets, don’t get caught,” he told us.

Soon after, it was time to move south into a larger town on the outskirts of Kiev about 37km from the city proper.

I was shocked by the state of destruction that I saw as we rolled in. The Khrushevki and smaller residential houses and the larger 10-story buildings were in ruins.

We camped out in the local shopping mall near the center. We made a sweep of the facility and found that several of the shops were burnt out. All of them were trashed. Looters, probably.

Our rations were long-gone at this point so we went out on a patrol to look for a grocery store. Next to the shopping center, we found one. The scene that I saw in front of it stuck with me for some reason. There was a truck with an open door and supplies in it with three soldiers from my unit standing guard around it. Next to them was a Ukrainian soldier’s corpse and a cat that had begun to nibble at his face. We found some tasty treats in the truck along with some crates of Promidol — a synthetic pain-killer similar to Tramadol. Luckily, I never had to use any of that awful stuff.

Nearby, we found the storage shed for the grocery store that the truck was bound for. Inside, we found some Turkish Delights, which we immediately began to feast on, along with some other tasty treats. There were also entire crates full of alcohol in the shed, but our commanding officer quickly found out about it and forbade us from touching it.

We were then given orders to set up a sniper nest on top of the abandoned shopping center that we had made our temporary home.

Some PMCs (Private Military Companies) that were in the area joined us and we went up the stairs of the shopping center looking for the roof exit. We found a locked gate and one of the PMC guys asked to use my sniper rifle to blow the lock off the door leading to the roof. The ricochet was potentially lethal, so we took cover while he did his work.

We quickly realized that we weren’t the first ones to have been on the roof. There were fortifications and other signs of a hastily-organized defense. The defenders had even locked the roof as they retreated. We set about blowing the signal cables that were on the roof and the wiring that connected them to the other buildings. We didn’t want our signals to be monitored by the enemy.

Back during the Georgia campaign of 2008, electronic surveillance equipment was used by the Georgians, who were given American equipment that allowed them to perform pin-point strikes against our soldiers. Only after our soldiers got rid of their phones did the missiles stop falling on their positions. In Donbass, without secure communications, many militia men had to rely on regular phones to stay in touch with other units. The same thing happened to them as well until they ditched their phones.

We began fortifying our position on the roof, and I felt that I was finally being put to use as a proper sniper. Once the PMCs helped us set up and pointed out where trouble could be expected to come from, they left and we didn’t see them again. I never found out what unit they were from.

At that point, it was becoming quite clear that the weather was turning for the worse. Already thoroughly chilled, I decided to go down to see if I could find some more warm clothes. I was sure the night would only be worse. I ended up passing by the shed of the grocery store and I decided that I had to get two bottles of vodka, just in case. It was a good thing that I did. We began to freeze on the roof as we continued with our two hour on-and-off shifts. Of course, it takes 10 minutes to actually wake someone up and then another 10 before they’re ready to take up their positions, but that’s just how these things go.

It was becoming harder and harder to maintain the watch from the roof. My arms were shaking from the cold and fatigue at that point. To make matters worse, as the night dragged on, it began to snow. Visibility dropped, but even if it hadn’t, I’m not sure that I could have noticed much in the state that I was in. By about 4 am, even with the vodka and the warmer clothes, we simply had to abandon our watch positions for a few hours. To make matters worse, we were all quite thirsty, but our water had frozen solid. We couldn’t light any fires at night, so we simply had to wait it out.

Morning finally came and we took our knives out to pry the ice out of the bottles that it had frozen in. Our little gas fires popped to life and began to melt it down. Soon, we successfully brewed some tea and gulped it down gratefully while gazing over the ruins of the town, happy for the liquid warmth.

It was a small victory.

(Republished from The Occidental Observer by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Notsofast says:

    you left out the part where he had to make stew out of centipedes and cockroaches because putin ate all the food.

    • LOL: Ann Nonny Mouse
  2. Hitch says:

    I like that UAZ Patriot. Here is the pickup version:

    UAZ should follow Renault’s lead with Dacia Duster, and make a stripped down version with 2 wheel drive. They could make it with hand crank windows. It would be a winner for all Europe since it could be made with far more inexpensive Russian steel and plastic.

    When I was in the University, I drove a Ford F100 with 3 on the tree and it even had a heater delete, likely because it was made in Mexico for the Mexican market. That truck was indestructable.

    • Agree: Emslander
    • Replies: @Hitch
  3. Hitch says:
    @Hitch

    In Europe the Lada Niva has become a kind of cult automobile for the rock climber/wind surfer set, almost on the same level as a VW T3 Westfalia Syncro. UAZ could try to leverage this rugged Russian mystique. Pics below the more.

    [MORE]

    • Thanks: GMC
    • Replies: @awry
  4. Hitch says:

    Some PMCs (Private Military Companies) that were in the area joined us

    I would be willing to bet that Mr. Krieger knows what company these PMC’s work for, and that he is afraid that revealing the name of this secret organization would put him at risk of retaliation. Rolo Slavsky’s linked PMC document provides some glimpses into what is going on here:

    Nonetheless, Russia’s intervention in Ukraine was one of the first battlefield applications of its new “hybrid warfare” doctrine, and Moscow integrated PMCs into its military operations. Russia applied several lessons, such as exploiting the military-like capabilities of PMCs and their official “deniability,” to its next major foreign operation: Syria.

    Moreover, Russian attempts to maintain “plausible deniability” for their actions fooled few Western governments, resulting in sanctions on Kremlin and PMC officials and organizations.

    Russia maintaining “plausible deniability” smacks of the same kind of duplicity that we have with Russia pushing “vaccines” developed by Jewish “scientists” on the Russian population.

    The Swiss constitution of 1848 made it illegal for Swiss to become mercenaries because of the thousands of Swiss mercenaries that were fighting for Napoleon who were killed by Swiss mercenaries who fought against Napoleon. A number of Swiss were stripped of their citizenship for fighting on the side of Germany in WWII. Every civilized country on the planet should pass similar laws. Putin likes to call the US “The Empire of Lies”, yet he uses secret PMC’s to maintain “plausible deniability”. He cannot have it both ways, and if he wants to claim the moral high ground in this war with Zato, he needs to strip all these PMC’s of their legal status. Only then can Putin morally prosecute these sadistic “international brigade” thugs for war crimes in Ukraine, convict them, and then execute them by firing squad or hanging.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @padre
    , @Old Brown Fool
  5. Well, it appears there are a number of problems that should have been addressed before the beginning of the war.

    That the entire unit couldn’t see anything at night is unbelievable. Even a sniper didn’t have a night vision sight. And that is despite the fact that there are a number of night vision scopes and binoculars, being made in Russia. Pretty good ones, mil-spec.

    How come a unit didn’t have a couple of those?

    Nor did they have a quadcopter, warm clothes, food supplies. The soldiers were not supposed to wander around, looking for food.

    Poor organization, bad logistics. The forces are underequipped. The command is retarded.

    Reforms are needed.

    • Agree: SIMP simp
    • LOL: Notsofast
    • Replies: @Hitch
  6. Hitch says:
    @Here Be Dragon

    “Reforms are needed.”

    Much of what Mr. Krieger writes does appear to be somewhat inconsistent with the information/narrative so far. For the sake of argument let us assume that everything he writes is true, at least from his viewpoint.

    First of all, the Kiev offensive was clearly a feint. The “tip of the spear” SOF/PMC forces were busy in the offensives to take Kherson and Mariupol. Mr. Krieger was not even on the front lines of the Kiev feint, he was either used as reserves, or more likely as “filler” used to occupy areas already cleared of AFU forces.

    When we consider how AFU has been sending their territorial guards straight into the Svierodonetsk trenches in Russian heavy artillery crossfire zone, clearly Mr. Krieger got off very easily. The untrained Ukrainians of the territorial guard have been sent straight to the front lines, despite promises otherwise, with small provisions of ammunition and no heavy weapons. Of course these Ukrainian home guards have no night vision equipment either. These Ukrainian Home guard troops from Galicia, sent into the heart of ethnic Russian homelands, have suffered debilitating losses as well, while pinned down in the trenches under extreme artillery fire under orders to under no condition to retreat, and also while being under the threat of execution by Ukro-Zionist barrier guards. Clearly Mr. Krieger was not forced to experience anything approaching what has been happening to the Ukrainian home guard cannon fodder.

    Putin and Lavrov have told us that draftees have not been unwillingly sent to Ukraine to fight. Mr. Krieger has not made clear whether he was merely a draftee, or if he is some kind of ROTC semi professional Russian soldier. In any case, it seems clear that Mr. Krieger, at least up until the feint on Kiev, had never been baptized by fire. I have never been in the military, but from what I understand new recruits sent to the front line suffer casualties at an extremely higher rate than veterans of battle. By sending Mr. Krieger, his colleagues, and the reserve officers in charge, to the rear areas in a major conflict, the Russian staff likely wanted them to gain experience and get a taste of battle without undue risk to their lives. Considering that this conflict between Zato and Russia has all the appearances of being a multi-year engagement, I would consider a slow, stepped introduction of Russian reserve forces to the challenges and trials of battle to be very wise.

    We can also reconcile this behavior with the knowledge that, unlike Ukraine, Russia is constantly rotating forces in and out of the front line in order to allow them to recuperate, but also for training and to expose their troops to the experience of what is most likely to be a long war.

    We can also consider this action by Russia in light of what the Baltic countries will be facing if Lithuania chooses to continue their trade embargo of Kaliningrad and thereby drags all of the Baltics, and Nato, into a direct war with Russia. If we assume that Sanna Marin gets her way, and is granted an expedited entry into Nato, then Finland will soon be at war with Russia too. Finland has a professional army of around 20,000 but more that 200,000 reserves. Imagine that Sanna Marin mobilizes the Finnish Army, and then receives the order from her overlord Stoltenberg to attack Karelia in order to relieve pressure on the Polish and Lithuanian forces attempting to defend the Suwalki gap. Imagine that 200,000 reserve home guard like Mr. Krieger are suddenly set face to face against Russian heavy artillery and Grad rockets. Clearly there would be far more casualties to a virgin military force than to reserve forces that had already experienced both an invasion and baptism by fire.

    I would speculate that this is precisely the reason why Mr. Krieger and his colleagues were sent into the occupied rear areas during the feint on Kiev. My guess is that night vision goggles and other specialty equipment were not only unnecessary, but might also have distracted from the experience and the training that was being provided to them.

  7. @Hitch

    Let’s not compare a professional army to a god knows what army of Ukraine.

    Mr. Krieger has not made clear whether he was merely a draftee, or if he is some kind of ROTC semi professional Russian soldier.

    He has, he said in the previous post that he was with the National Guard, that is a contractor.

    My guess is that night vision goggles and other specialty equipment were not only unnecessary, but might also have distracted from the experience and the training that was being provided to them.

    No, that would have been an important part of the training as well and in any case at least the sniper and the unit’s commander must have some night vision gear.

    How can they protect the unit if they can’t see anything?

    • Replies: @Hitch
  8. Hitch says:
    @Here Be Dragon

    He has, he said in the previous post that he was with the National Guard, that is a contractor.

    “National Guard” and “contractor” seem like a contradiction in terms to me. How can he “contract” to a voluntary militia? Being a “contractor” to me implies a certain degree of professionalism, yet he appears to be untrained.

    In the first installment he stated that he was just given the snipers rifle, not that he was a trained sniper. This would be consistent with him being a member of some weekend style of militia. One thing is clear, that he was not a professional soldier or a special forces member.

    As to why he was sent into foreign territory ill-equipped, as you say, and under trained, I have merely tried to provide one explanation: that his unit was merely “filler”, sent to occupy some quadrant so that the main forces could be certain that that quadrant was not occupied by UAF. Another possible explanation would be that this was all part of the feint and his unit was used to confuse the UAF in the same fashion as a wooden or inflatable tank would be.

    • Replies: @Here Be Dragon
  9. Hitch says:

    Bingo:

    Writes NY Times further of the international nature of Ukraine’s on-the-ground assistance, “At the same time, a few dozen commandos from other NATO countries, including Britain, France, Canada and Lithuania, also have been working inside Ukraine.”

    Tiny Lithuania which is now blockading Kaliningrad has “commandos” in Ukraine who likely are busy murdering ethnic Russian civilians in Donbas?

  10. @Hitch

    The National Guard of Russia is not a voluntary militia.

    Missions of the National Guard of Russia include joint operations in securing borders (in assistance to the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation), fighting terrorism, organized crime, and to perform the functions which are currently carried out by riot police units (OMON, SOBR, etc.), as well as prison police units.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Bugey libre
  11. Hitch says:
    @Here Be Dragon

    I assumed that since it was called the “National Guard” that it was similar to the US National Guard. The Russian one is something entirely different:

    National Guard of Russia

    The National Guard of the Russian Federation (Russian: Федеральная служба войск национальной гвардии Российской Федерации, romanized: Federal’naya sluzhba voysk natsional’noy gvardii Rossiyskoy Federatsii, lit. ’Federal Service of the Troops of the National Guard of the Russian Federation’) or Rosgvardiya (Russian: Росгвардия) is the internal military force of Russia, comprising an independent agency that reports directly to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin under his powers as Supreme Commander-in-Chief and Chairman of the Security Council.[2]

    The National Guard is separate from the Russian Armed Forces.[2] A law signed by President Vladimir Putin established the federal executive body in 2016. The National Guard has the stated mission of securing Russia’s borders, taking charge of gun control, combating terrorism and organized crime, protecting public order and guarding important state facilities.[3]

    It sounds like a combination of the US DHS and Border Patrol.

    Others have accused the Rosgvardyia of being an attempt by Vladimir Putin to create a private army to control civil strife or attempts of a colour revolution,[4] not only domestically but also abroad in friendly regimes.[6]

    As of 2018 the National Guard numbered approximately 340,000 personnel in 84 units across Russia; it consolidated the forces of the MVD Internal Troops, SOBR, OMON and other internal military forces outside of the Russian Armed Forces.

    Wiki also mentions the Ukraine SMO:

    When Russian forces invaded Ukraine, Rosgvardiya troops started to move into Ukrainian territory, establishing themselves in occupied cities and towns, reportedly for suppressing local hostile population.[48][30]

    in Kherson
    On March 9, it was reported in Kherson, one of the first cities occupied by Russia, that Rosgvardyia units moved in and arrested and brutally beat almost 400 local citizens after they made peaceful protests against Russian occupation.[49] While in Novokharkovka Rosgvardiya forces attempted to disperse a rally by using sting ball grenades and firing on the crowd with rubber bullets, resulting in one death.[50]

    On March 21, it was reported that Rosgvardyia troops opened fire on a civilian protest in Kherson.

    In any case Mr. Krieger’s presence near Kiev in February 2022 still does not appear to constitute proof that Russia’s intent was to occupy Kiev but was repulsed by brake Ukrainians like “Ghost”.

    • Replies: @Rahan
  12. @Hitch

    Hitch,
    You write very interesting comment. Thank you

  13. @Here Be Dragon

    You and here be dragon are having an interesting conversation. Keep on guys. I’m learning.

  14. Hitch says:

    Here is an interesting twitter thread about corruption in the Russian military:

    This one made me think of Mr. Krieger (and his lackadaisical attitude):

    25/ The consequences of neglect and corruption can be fatal. In July 2015, a barracks in Omsk collapsed due to poor construction, lack of maintenance and corruption by the contractors responsible for repairing it two years earlier. 24 soldiers died.

    Another interesting tweet:

    30/ In the early days of the invasion of Ukraine, many Russian vehicles were abandoned because they ran out of fuel. Russian soldiers were reported to have illicitly sold their vehicles’ fuel to Belarusians before the invasion, unaware that they’d need it.

    The entire thread has a very anti-Russian tilt, and the corruption in the Russian military is unlikely and worse than in the Ukrainian military. Recently Russia bought French Caesar artillery provided to Ukraine on the black market.

    One must also recognize that corruption in the Russian military is just peanuts compared to that in the Biden administration, the MIC, or even big Pharma.

    • Replies: @FKA Max
  15. Hitch says:

    And another interesting comment from a related thread:

    14/ If you’re a contract soldier – a military professional – you’re a step up but are still exploited. Salaries are low (\$240 monthly before the Ukraine war). You may well need to buy your own uniforms, boots and fuel.
    15/ Newer uniforms and boots of the right size are often unavailable because they’ve been stolen and sold off, so you’ll need to purchase them online. Ironically, ex-NATO surplus boots are reportedly favourites for their comfort and durability.
    16/ You may also need to pay for your own accommodation. Although you will get a bed in a barracks for free, you may find that it’s unheated because the money for electricity has been stolen or otherwise gone unpaid. Not much fun in Russia’s cold climate.
    May 31
    17/ There are, however, compensations to being a low-ranking soldier or junior officer – you may be posted to a military depot. These offer endless opportunities for theft. Avito, Russia’s equivalent of eBay, is full of adverts for likely stolen items of military equipment.

    It would appear that Mr. Krieger was not a full time member of the “National Guard”, and \$240 would depend on the exchange rate. But this information would explain much about the way Mr. Krieger was called up, and his activities during the feint into Kiev.

    Mr. Krieger also complained about uncomfortable helmets. It could well be that Russian quality lags Nato quality in foot wear as well.

    It should be mentioned that this kind of environment reflects military life of the last few centuries far more than what goes on in the Rainbow US army.

    • Replies: @FatR
    , @GeneralRipper
  16. GMC says:
    @Hitch

    Good synopsis – 50 years ago we had Starlight scopes in Nam – and most of the units had some for guard duty and nighttime use – not just the infantry grunts. I was in a Ukrainian ” army /navy type store many years ago and they had a pair of night goggles and the owner showed me how they mate the goggles with a scope on a rifle he had laying around. Looks like ALL that so called billions of dollars of military aid and gear headed to Ukraine was either pure BS or sold on the international black market, way before it even got there.

    The corruption in the West and Israel Mates perfectly with the Ukrainian corruption. A match made in Hell.

  17. Apparently Ukrainians shelled Belgorod in Russia proper causing widespread destruction and killing and maiming civilians. This was probably retaliation for losing badly on the front in Lugansk People’s Republic. But how, when and where will Russia retaliate for this provocation?

  18. Anon[271] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hitch

    New phase of wars where governments use PMCs to do the really dirty work (interrogate, torture, attack troops using civilians as human shields) coming that doesn’t surprise me.

  19. FatR says:
    @Hitch

    Salaries are low (\$240 monthly before the Ukraine war).

    \$300 monthly on average (by pre-war exchange course) for the lowest pay grade of contract personnel, not counting various perks and bonuses (to not get any of which you must be just terminally lazy). An easily verifiable information for anyone who has actually any interest in the Russian military, as opposed to reprinting rumors and Ukie propaganda on Twatter.

    As for the main contents of this series of articles. Well, this stuff is pretty believable for anyone who read pretty much any honest war memoirs ever, including those written by people from armies which tactical competence is unquestioned like Storms of Steel, or even less-than-entirely-honest books like Generation Kill. Bouts of confusion, shortages of everything during quick advances, equipment never present in quality and quantity necessary are just routine features of a serious war. Particularly for second-rate units which most likely were supposed to be doing cleanup and occupation duties, but found themselves in a fight against enemy force several times the overall strength, like Russian National Guard. (For the record, I don’t believe that the march to Kiev was a feint, rather than a gamble aimed at ending the war quickly, which failed as soon as the Ukrainian side did not entirely succumb to chaos and panic, and did not become a serious disaster mostly because Ukrainian troops, on average, were significantly less competent that even the second-rate unit described here).

  20. padre says:
    @Hitch

    Putin can’t have it both ways you say, while USA can have it any way it wants,and it doesn’t bother you none!

  21. Hitch says:

    One of the most distinguishing characteristics of this Special Military Operation is the blatant double standard applied to Ukraine and Russia. A few examples:

    – After Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was brought down Russia was never allowed to present her version of events and the black boxes are still locked away from public scrutiny, yet only Russia suffered sanctions. Jewish Media still today presents the narrative that Russia shot down MH17 for some inexplicable reason that was totally against her own interests.

    – Twice Russia restrained the Donbas independence movement and tried to keep Ukraine united and independent during the Minsk Accords. Ukraine fastidiously refused for almost a decade to implement the agreements, and now it has been revealed by Merkel, Stoltenberg and Zelinsky that it was all a ruse to buy time in order to prepare the Ukrainian military for the war that Nato was planning. Still today the Jewish Media refuses to cover these critical events.

    – Ukraine is deliberately targeting and bombing civilians in Donetsk and other cities even using the most advanced Nato weapons provided free of charge, yet the Jewish Media will not cover it. Instead we are presented with a never ending parade of false flag attacks by Ukraine on her own people that are presented as being Russian war crimes. From Maternity Hospitals, to Kindergartens, to Shopping Centers to Bucha, all these Ukrainian claims are refuted yet the Jewish Media insists on ignoring reality and presenting its own fantasies.

    – Ukraine is going through its 6th draft and is pressing men off of the street, they are sending tens of thousands young men to death by artillery, rockets and thermobaric bombs who are untrained and poorly armed despite untold billions of western wealth gifted to their state, they keep losing battle after battle and have been surrounded and decimated time after time, yet their entire army is portrayed as dedicated and professional. Meanwhile the Russians keep rotating troops in and out, only sending volunteers to the front, gets absolutely no support from any foreign country, and keeps reconquering ethnic Russians lands, keeps surrounding and destroying Ukrainian forces, and their entire army is portrayed as corrupt, untrained and undisciplined.

    – Russian civilians have been bombarded in Donbas any many made into refugees for almost a decade, yet now are banned from cultural and sporting events across the planet and have been banned from foreign countries. Yet everywhere across the west there are state sponsored events to provide free housing and subsidies for Ukrainians “refugees”. Even Borscht is now a Unesco protected food.

    – Ukraine is burning crops, destroying farm equipment to prevent it from falling into Russian hands and used in the coming harvests. Ukrainians have been mining harbors and shelling ships and blaming Russia for her idle harbors, yet Russia gets blamed for causing world famine.

    Lets just call a spade a spade here. Ukraine has Jewish Privilege. Ukraine has as much Jewish Privilege as Israel. Ukraine is the only other country on the planet that can commit war crimes and crimes against humanity with impunity the same way Israel and her gollum the USA can. Ukraine IS Khazaria 2.0. This is why Jewish Power keeps doubling down and is throwing all their goyim slaves into pointless trench warfare that could come straight out of WWI. This is why Jewish Power keeps doubling down and spending all the wealth of these Euro-goyim slave states in their effort to defeat Russia. There are no bounds, Jewish Power has been completely clear that they will stop at nothing, including nuclear war, in order to prevail over any pesky goyim who dare to defy their new Noahide world order.

  22. awry says:
    @Hitch

    It’s still produced as the Lada 4×4, was sold for a few years in the EU, until emission regulations forbade the sale of them. They were of crappy quality, but some people bought them because of nostalgia. But the truth is that a Suzuki Jimny is better choice.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Hitch
  23. shahnameh says:

    Ever notice the Russian Presidential aircraft color scheme resembles that of the Malaysian Airlines? Wasn’t Putin returning from the BRIC conference in Brazil on July 17 2014? Did his plane perhaps fly close to MH-17 route?

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Rogue
  24. Anon[131] • Disclaimer says:

    Comrade Krieger appears to be a disinfo blogger. Most likely typing his missives from a Tel Aviv beach. Many tells.

    • Replies: @Rogue
  25. @Hitch

    I have just had a link sent to me by someone who doesn’t agree that the advance on Kyiv was clearly a feint and offers it as something written by a real professional

    https://mwi.usma.edu/waterworld-how-ukraine-flooded-three-rivers-to-help-save-kyiv/

    From what you have written below the comment I am replying to I doubt whether learning something rather than making pro Russian assertions is your thing but I proffer that interesting article in hope.

    BTW I am not sure why you refer to Russia having or not having a motive for downing MH370. It was surely a mistake.

  26. The Covid 19 scamdemic to my mind, shows that a one world government / control mechanism exists already.
    If Russia had defied the COVID scammers , then I would believe that Russia is acting autonomously today in it’s SMO in Ukraine.
    Since Russia DID introduce draconian vaxxing and lock down practices, then they are merely obeying orders. All sides are ‘controlled’ in a war like this. ‘They’ wouldn’t risk it otherwise.

    Putin is helping to set up a post war Ukraine, where anything goes….child birthing surrogacy etc. , trafficking women into the sex industry. Just need to kill off their men folk and protectors first.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain
  27. Hitch says:

    Scott Ritter claims that Nato is a self-licking ice cream cone whose only purpose is to serve itself. He claims that Nato started the war in Ukraine in order to stay relevant after its massive defeat in Afghanistan.

    As usual, Scott Ritter misses the main point here because he cannot name the Jew. Nato is the Rothschild army, and it is hoovering up every country into the “alliance” that it can. From Macedonia to Montenegro to South Korea to Finland to Sweden. Nato exists to serve Jewish Power, and that power is consolidated under Rothschild control.

    Why did Nato start a war in Ukraine? For a few reasons, the main one being to bring Russia to heal for the Rothschilds. The great reset, zero carbon and a BIS global digital currency are the main planks of the Rothschild New World Order, and Putin is not going along. Putin is also not going along with Khazaria 2.0, which must have Crimea. Putin is not going along with putting the Russian resource extraction industries under Rothschild control through ESG compliance. Putin is not going along with Rothschild plans for the destruction of Syria and the creation of Eretz Israel.

    Scott Ritter cannot see it because he cannot name the Jew. This is the thread that ties all the main crisis areas facing humanity together: Ukraine, Afghanistan, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, the Plandemic, Financial collapse, CBDC’s, Vaccine Passes, “Climate Change”, Globo-homo, Pedophile extortion networks, global organ harvesting syndicates, even ritual abortion and other child sacrifice. Its all there under Scott Ritters nose, and they are the not only the reason Nato exist, Nato played a major role in their creation. Nato is the international association of Rothschild thug states. It certainly is far more nefarious than a “self licking ice cream cone”.

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
  28. Hitch says:
    @shahnameh

    Yes, I remember that was one of the possible motives for the shoot down, and there were several other motives for Ukraine performing the false flag. The main motive was of course to stop the rapprochement between Russia and Germany, and to get the sanctions war started. To my knowledege, no one has come up with a single motive for why Russia would have shot down the Boeing 757.

    As I wrote already, the black boxes still have not been released from MH-17, and they are still under lock and key in the Netherlands, one of the primary war mongers behind this confilict in Ukraine. The main evidence that Russia “did it” was one photograph of a BUK7 provided by Bellingcat, a CIA mockingbird propaganda outlet. In the last 8 years with the scamdemic and all the war mongering leading up to the Ukraine SMO we have learned just how the Jewish Media Würlizers drowns out all information counter to their narrative.

  29. Rogue says:
    @shahnameh

    That was one of the theories at the time.

    That the Ukrainian military shot down the Malaysian airliner because it had similar livery to Russian airways. And that they might have thought they were shooting down the very aircraft that Putin was traveling on returning to Russia.

    It is, at least, an intriguing possibility. But remains just a theory.

  30. Rogue says:
    @Anon

    On the contrary, for anyone who’s done military service, it has quite the ring of truth to it.

    Though obviously possible he’s leaving out some info, and putting some “positivity” on others.

    Whatever, I find these missives very interesting.

  31. Hitch says:
    @awry

    The new Jimney’s are very expensive. For years I was looking for a late 80’s Samurai without rust, but I never found one for the right price.

    I am not sure about the quality of the older Niva’s, but smog and safety regulations ruined the model. Like many other smaller manufacturers, they just ended up tacking stuff on the old design and ended up ruining its looks, its performance, and its reliability. The same thing happened to the Samurai.

    When I look at the Bronco II with a small turbo charged 4 cyl engine and all the snowflake high tech junk, I have to wonder whether a very inexpensive, reliable, low tech, simple, perhaps even crude, Russian 4×4 might find a niche in the US market.

    I enjoy every photograph from Ukraine where a Lada Zhiguli (based on a Fiat 124) makes an appearance. Americans love to brag about how great their automobiles were in the 1950’s because you can still see them in Cuba. Russians could likely make the same kind of claims about the Zhiguli.

    [MORE]

    I also liked the old Skoda 130

    • Replies: @Sollipsist
  32. Anon[366] • Disclaimer says:

    Important context: Comrade Kreiger is NOT in the Russian military, but in parallel paramilitary force, somewhat akin to if US border patrol, ICE, DHS, FBI had battalions.

    Second important context: Russian forces have a rating or tiering system, 1 to 5 with one being relatively best equipped, best trained, most training budget etc. Except a smattering in the early stages, very few tier 1 and modest tier 2 units have been used in the SMO. The tier 1 and most tier 2 units are held back to deal with possible NATO intervention. Tier 3 units are doing the bulk of the heavy lifting. Some tier 4,and a little tier 2. That is why you see UKR T 64s fighting RF T 72s…very few T80s, no T90s or most modern T14s. T14s are gradually replacing T90s as top tier tank, the thousands of T 80s are second tier tanks, T72s are third tier. With upgrades still capable on a modern battlefield, but far from the best the Russians have. And not what they equip their best units with.

    To pull an Obamism..the Russian army’s JV squad is mauling Ukraine with all its NATO help while the Russian Army’s big brother sits on the sideline in case UKR’s big brother NATO jumps into the fray.

    • Thanks: Hitch, emerging majority
    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  33. The soldier traded one headache for another.

    BTDT, we who served.

  34. Rogue says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Whether the Kiev thing was a feint or not, will I suppose be conjectured for some time.

    If, indeed, the city was actually saved from Russian attack by deliberate flooding of certain areas (as the article claims), then I think it was wise enough for the Russians to have abandoned that objective, considering the fact that their numbers are fairly limited (190 000) for this so-called SMO.

    BTW I am not sure why you refer to Russia having or not having a motive for downing MH370. It was surely a mistake

    Most likely, but whose mistake? Could have been either side.

  35. Hitch says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    If Russia had wanted to take Kiev, we would have seen a “shock and awe” that put the US shock and awe in Baghdad to shame. For 3 months Russia has been sending cruise missiles and rockets all over Ukraine. If she had wanted to take Kiev they would have taken out the power system, sewage system and water supply precisely to prevent Ukraine from using it as your article discusses. It would have rained rockets and missiles.

    Your article discuses the deliberate flooding by Ukraine. It is actually very telling that Ukraine had no compunction about wiping out villages by flooding them with water when Russia didn’t touch the infrastructure.

    Russia simply didn’t send any where near enough troops or rockets to take Kiev. Whether it was purely a feint, or a special operation to take out Biolabs, Nuclear facilities, or to just gather information or proof of nefarious Ukrainian activities we will have to wait to find out. But one thing it clearly was not was an attempt to conquer a city of 10 million with 60k troops while assiduously not hitting communications or other critical infrastructure.

    • Agree: Notsofast
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Wizard of Oz
  36. shahnameh says:

    Not aimed @ any particular respondent, I bring your attention to Siberian airlines Flight 1812.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  37. @Hitch

    PMCs must be eliminated (not exterminated) in all countries. Else, no government will eventually feel safe. It wont take a long time for a PMC’s owner to add 2 plus 2 and seize power in his own country.

    • Agree: Hitch
  38. @Commentator Mike

    Russian retaliation will be quite simple. They will methodically remove all non Ukie Speakie territory from the control of Kiev. The Khazarian Mafiya screwed the pooch on this one and so did their Natostan and U\$\$A attack dogs.

  39. Hitch says:
    @shahnameh

    Thanks.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberia_Airlines_Flight_1812

    Occurring less than a month after the September 11 attacks in the United States, the crash was initially suspected by Russian officials to be an act of terrorism, and they denied American reports that it was caused by an S-200 missile.

    Russian officials dismissed the American claim as “unworthy of attention,”[16] and Russian president Vladimir Putin told the press the next day that “the weapons used in those exercises had such characteristics that make it impossible for them to reach the air corridor through which the plane was moving.”[16] Ukrainian military officials initially denied that their missile had brought down the plane; they reported that the S-200 had been launched seaward and had successfully self-destructed. Defense ministry spokesman Konstantin Khivrenko noted that “neither the direction nor the range (of the missiles) correspond to the practical or theoretical point at which the plane exploded.”[16][18]

    However, some Ukrainian officials later admitted that their military had probably shot down the airliner.

    They never recovered the black box recorders either…

    I don’t recall the circumstances of that shoot down. It looks to me like it was an assassination. Did one of the victims have incriminating proof about Hillary Clinton?

  40. Anon[284] • Disclaimer says:

    Comrade Krieger is an oxymoron. Krieger means warrior in German from the base word KRIEG meaning war. Comrade Krieger is as out of place as a name like Pedro Jeremiah Fung Kee Dong ! The narration has all the ingredients, flavour, context and realism as the Keystone Cops.

    This is not all out war but a Police action. There are opinions floating around from every source as to who, how, where, when and why but only Putin and the Russian General Staff have the answers to any of these. Everything else is amateur speculation.

    What is certain is that the Uke Army is done for and we are in the cleaning up phase.

    The West’s funding of this war reminds me of another war by the West “The War on Drugs” which went something like this:
    -March: The DEA captured 10 Kg of Cocaine. Colombia Drug Cartel (CDC) smashed !
    -April: The DEA captured 15 Kg of Cocaine. CDC Smashed
    -May: The DEA captured a submersible with 20 Kg of cocaine. CDC Smashed !
    -June: The DEA a Boeing 737 with 200 kg of Cocaine. CDC smashed !
    -July: The DEA captured a cargo ship with 400 kg of cocaine. CDC Smashed !

    LOL. Its all a publicity hand job for the gullible public who feel something is being done. Between 1994 and 2019 cocaine production went from 1000 tons to 2000 tons, that is 1.8M kg

    Its the same thing with this “war”. You can send the Z one trillion dollars in cash or aid every month and it makes no difference. Ukraine is done for.

    In the meantime all these pallets of printed money could be used to ease the suffering in the US. People are living on the street, eating out of the garbage etc (among other problems) and we are sending aid to a country few Americans can find on a map, aid that is wasted, captured or stolen. The Afghanistan war cost us what 8 Trillion fighting a bunch of towel heads wearing sandals and using motorbikes and donkeys.

    Its another bald faced and massive rip off. We have a real bunch of champs leading us and a US public all greased up and willing to take it up the ass over and over again, for a people they do not know, a country they cannot find on a map and a situation for which they do not give a shit.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  41. Anon[366] • Disclaimer says:

    This is reasoned speculation, not facts, but my take on the ‘was Kiev a serious effort to take it or a feint?’ question. It was a calculated risk with 3 possible outcomes. Here is my guess at how the Russian high command assessed the odds.
    Least likely, 5% chance, the initial air assault catches UKR off guard, and it is troops vs cops, and they can seize key leaders/positions before the UKR forces realize there is a war on. This would be gravy if it happened, but very in likely. Huge quick painless win if it happens, worth trying even though remote chance.

    Unlikely 15 to 20 % chance: the weight of the pressure of the armored force from the east on the east bank and the force on the wear bank of the dnipro from Byelorussia causes the political leadership of UKR to crack and accept terms acceptable to both sides that had previously been rejected. Relatively quick relatively low pain outcome.

    Most likely (and what happened) 75% likely: in the opening few weeks of the war while the UKR forces and mobilization still have strategic and operational mobility, they commit maximum forces to the defense of Kiev which they are wrongly lead to believe is the decisive battle. Ukrainian military, particularly from the west flooded to the capital, rather than the donbass or the south. After a few weeks the Russian forces withdrew but after several weeks of air and missile strikes on fuel and transportation infrastructure, the Ukrainians can not longer move large heavy forces long distances. As the Russians pivoted the forces to the Donbas theater, but the Ukrainians have very limited ability to follow.

    A force of roughly 60,000 was never going to take a city of 3 million people. But the threat was credible enough that the Ukrainians were sending their forces there instead of stopping the forces out of Crimea which took effectively all of Kherson, most of Zaporozhye oblast (not city) and a big chunk of Donetsk and mariupul as well as a bit of Nikolayev oblast. The Ukrainians probably also regret not sending more supplies and troops to the donbass where they’re desperately needed now…but instead are stuck in and around Kiev. And now they can no longer move large units or the associated logistics. Rail system is wrecked, out of trucks, and out of fuel with lots of combat power and ammo concentrated in and around Kiev which does them no good. The ‘most likely’ and ‘worst’ case is the Ukrainians are out of position and off balance for the grinding attrition warfare in the east, and when that wraps up the south.

    • Replies: @Campos
    , @Hitch
  42. @Hitch

    Excellent final paragraph, sir. Khazaria 2.0. The jews would burn us all in a nuclear fire, a true holocaust for their death cult, in order to re-establish their ancient kingdom. The entire West will be sacrificed in their attempt unless White peoples rise up against them.

    • Thanks: Hitch
  43. Anon[284] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hitch

    If Russia had wanted to take Kiev, we would have seen a “shock and awe” that put the US shock and awe in Baghdad to shame. For 3 months Russia has been sending cruise missiles and rockets all over Ukraine. If she had wanted to take Kiev they would have taken out the power system, sewage system and water supply precisely to prevent Ukraine from using it as your article discusses. It would have rained rockets and missiles.

    Correct ! The war would be over in one week. Kiev would be reduced to talcum powder and Zelenski would be chilling on the beach in Florida getting his knob polished compliments of the Tribe and the US taxpayer.

    Eastern Ukraine is Russian in language and culture and Putin is not going to butcher his own.

    Russia is in control of Ukraine, the EU and the little Yummies in DC. Will our illustrious Warlord, Marshal Brandon reverse the course of history and lead us in a lightning bicycle blitzkrieg all the way to Moscow ?

    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
  44. @Hitch

    It seems to be true that Russia greatly underestimated what taking Kyiv would involve, most likely deluding themselves about the support for the Ukrainian government and its strength. But I think you are also seriously misinformed.

    Kyiv is not a city of 10 million people but of fewer than 3 million.

    Also the Russians have just proven that they are quite incapable of US style shock and awe. They haven’t even been able to establish air superiority. Their missiles are very inaccurate and probably not numerous. The only advantage they have is plenty of heavy artillery and, it seems, of ammunition for them. Even so they are only struggling forward in the East after virtually destroying the cities.

  45. @Anon

    The T-14 Armata is not in service. Russia has at most 12 of them, and there is no evidence the T-14s have all their equipment installed, they are certainly not combat deployable.. The T-14 engine development program has been cancelled, so it is not clear what engine is being used in the 12 Armatas. I fact, the T14 is not in serial production, only “test samples” have been produced, there is no assembly line and critical parts are not being manufactured. “T-14s are gradually replacing T90s as top tier tank…” is a blatantly false statement. Given you can’t get this basic fact straight, the rest of your comment is garbage. The performance of the Russian Army in the invasion of The Ukraine has been pathetic.

    • Replies: @j2
    , @Malla
  46. Why not write about Wehrmacht victories in Poland. Not much difference with this article and the rest of Putinist hero worship of thugs invading a country they have no business in.

  47. @Wizard of Oz

    Putin’s thugs are running out of missiles and can’t produce anymore because they depend on western tech to build and that has been cut off. Even under armed and outgunned, ukraine is holding the Russians up. As the Ukraine army grows in strength you will see more of Russia failing, and not just in the slow motion style it is now.

    Russia is running down and Ukraine is strengthening. This will continue, even if Putin does mobilize. He’s already scraping the bottom of the barrel on men, and has little to arm anyone newly drafted.

  48. j2 says:
    @Bombercommand

    ““T-14s are gradually replacing T90s as top tier tank…” is a blatantly false statement. Given you can’t get this basic fact straight, the rest of your comment is garbage. ”

    Yep, the guy apparently does not know what main battle tanks Russia has. It has almost all 4,500 T-80 tanks in storage and does not want to use them (some are modernized, they were used) because they demand too much fuel. Russia has fuel, but the issue is to transport the fuel to the battlefield without somebody blowing up the fuel deposits, which is what Ukrainians do. So, no old T-80s, that is 4,000 tanks remain in storage. 2,500 T-62 tanks are also in storage, and most stay there as the tank is obsolete. The modernized ones were taken, but they are maybe 300. Then they have in storage 3,000 T-72s. It is unknown how many of them have even the T-72B modernization, probably not all. The older ones stay there in storage. The active service tanks and those from storage that can be used are 417 T-90 tanks, 2022 T-72 tanks in different modernisations (best being T-72B3), there are 200 T-90s in storage, some T-80s can be used and those 300 T-62s that cannot be sent to the front but may be in the second line. The same with T-80s, in the second line only.

    Russian has lost c. 1600 tanks and now has in Ukraine over 1000 tanks, and needs c. 3,000 tanks to defend homeland. That is, together it has 4,000 (T-80)+2,500 (T-62)+3,000 (T-72)+200 (T-90)=9,700 tanks in storage and 2022(T-72)+500 (T-80)+417 (T-90)=2640 tanks in operational use. It has these 12 T-14 tanks but they are not yet in operational use. Together there are 9,700+2650=12,350 tanks. But in this war we can say, Russia had 2,640(operational)+3,000 (T-72 in storage)+300 (T-62)=5,940 tanks it could use, roughly 6,000. (The same number as the USA has Abrams.) Russia has lost 1,600 and needs 3,000 tanks in homeland defense, so to Ukraine is left 6,000-1,600-3,000=1,400 MBTs. And that is just about what they have in Ukraine now. This means that even if they took all old T-72s from storage, they are running short of tanks and e.g. need T-72s from Belarus (which has c. 600 MBTs only). Of course Russia could leave less tanks for homeland defense, but that may not be what they consider wise. Nobody threatens Russian homeland now.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Bombercommand
  49. Campos says:
    @Anon

    Brilliant. It seems that Scott Ritter should read more of you and Hitch 🙂

  50. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Russian has lost c. 1600 tanks

    LOL. The Finnish war mongering ghoul consumes all the CIA propaganda and then spews it back into UR.

    At this point Finland, and all of Europe, are serving as virtual barrier guards to all the young Ukrainian men being swept up in never ending waves of drafts and sent off as cannon fodder to the front. If greedy, land hungry Russia haters like j2 were not providing the (((Ukrainian))) government with billions of cash and free military hardware and ammunition the Judaic ritual sacrifice would already long be finished. Instead, these Noahide tools keep funneling resources to the Ukrainian government which is impressing the prime of Ukrainian youth and sending them off to die in a war for globohomo. Good on ya, j2. /sarc.

    • Agree: Passing By, Rurik
    • Replies: @j2
    , @Commentator Mike
  51. FKA Max says: • Website
    @Hitch

    “One must also recognize that corruption in the Russian military is just peanuts compared to that in the Biden administration, the MIC, or even big Pharma.”

    No, it isn’t, and even the Russians themselves recognize(d) that, this is an article from 2010 on the matter:

    One-Third of Russian Militiamen Psychopaths or Alcoholics, Expert Says
    Jan. 18, 2010
    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2010/01/18/one-third-of-russian-militiamen-psychopaths-or-alcoholics-expert-says-a35083 or https://archive.ph/y7WMi

    While most militiamen are honest, the dishonest and sick ones are a threat, even though it is almost impossible for anyone except a psychological specialist to identify the latter with confidence. To deal with them, he argues, not only should the powers that be reintroduce testing, but they should increase the role of the FSB in the militia.

    The reason for that, Vinogradov argues, is that all officers of that agency continue to be subject to psychological and psychiatric screening. Consequently, most of those who might engage in the kind of actions that some militiamen do are either denied the chance to serve in the FSB or excluded from its ranks early on.

    Plus, according to neuroscientist and psychopathy researcher James Fallon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_H._Fallon “who himself states that he has the neurological and genetic correlates of psychopathy”, Putin is definitely a kleptomaniac https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleptomania
    So, the Russian military is a bunch of psychopaths led, in the best case scenario, by a “just peanuts” kleptomaniac, and in the worst case scenario, by a fellow psychopath, in case Putin is also one:

    Is Vladimir Putin a Sociopath or Psychopath? Professor James Fallon Gives an Assessment
    Jun 3, 2020

    Putin’s Brain: Psychopath / Dictator Expert Dr. James Fallon on Russia’s Invasion – Ask Dr. Drew
    Mar 7, 2022

    [MORE]

    Here more recent evidence and consequences, that the corruption in the Russian military isn’t “just peanuts”:

    Revealing the hidden casualties of one elite Russian regiment in Ukraine – BBC Newsnight
    June 30, 2022
    “In April, we confirmed 39 soldiers had been killed but now BBC Newsnight estimates the total number of casualties to be between 400-500, almost half of the regiment’s strength from the beginning of the war.”

  52. @Quartermaster

    LOL

    I really dig your upbeat attitude, Mr Kristol.

    You must be drinking the same Kool-Aid as memejo and Johnny John.

    • Replies: @JR Foley
  53. Robjil says:
    @FKA Max

    Ukraine is a puppet of the US empire. For eight years, it was attacking Russian speakers on Russia’s border. If the Mexico or Canada did something similar, the US would do the same.

    This “war” is like the world giving arms to Mexico or Canada to fight the US. Russia is right on Ukraine’s border. Russia will “win” in the end. It is like gravity. Russia will not give up. The Russia’s war in Ukraine is not thousands of miles away like US wars all over the world.

    The US wasted 50 billion dollars for this unnecessary war that could have been used to help the citizens of its nation.

    The numerous posters at Unz who support this war are deluded.

    • Agree: Badger Down
  54. @Hitch

    Thank Christ our PATRIOTS in the FedZog and the Pentagram are nowhere near as CORRUPT and GREEDY as those goddamn Russkies.

    Our Multicult Trannie Homo Twat Brigades are the finest, most well equipped fighting force on the planet!

    Hoo Rah!

  55. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “At this point Finland, and all of Europe, are serving as virtual barrier guards to all the young Ukrainian men being swept up in never ending waves of drafts and sent off as cannon fodder to the front. If greedy, land hungry Russia haters like j2 were not providing the (((Ukrainian))) government with billions of cash and free military hardware and ammunition the Judaic ritual sacrifice would already long be finished. Instead, these Noahide tools keep funneling resources to the Ukrainian government which is impressing the prime of Ukrainian youth and sending them off to die in a war for globohomo. Good on ya, j2. /sarc. ”

    H-ich (what does the H mean in your pen name, and what is iching?), I guess you said that you were never in the army, so you would not know much of military, was it so?

  56. Hitch says:
    @awry

    The Lada is 15% cheaper than the Jimny and the Duster.

    Here is a comparison between a 2020 Jimny and a 1988 Niva:

    https://www.drive.com.au/reviews/old-v-new-suzuki-jimny-v-lada-niva-comparison/

  57. Oh, is this nonfiction?

  58. @j2

    Yes, the Russian Army is at maximum extension of its combat capability in its invasion of The Ukraine. Almost all the Ukrainian territory occupied by Russia now was seized in the first two weeks of the invasion, and this was due to Zelensky’s incompetence in not acting on accurate timely US intelligence(Zelensky: Putin’s Secret WunderWaffen). In nearly all of its illegally seized Ukrainian territory, the Russian Army has assumed a defensive posture, an admission it cannot win the war. The exception is the “Severodonetsk Salient”, and here Russia has made miniscule gains by concentrating whatever combat power it has left against a tiny area. The invasion of The Ukraine has been an absurd fiasco for Russia. The only way to achieve its goals would have been to seize Kiev, depose the government, and set up a puppet regime that would cede the Donbass to Russia. Now Russia must attempt to illegally hold and annex territory with an ill defined and contested line of contact as a border. I do not believe that The Ukraine can assemble a force sufficient to drive the Russian Army back across the border(I know you have a different opinion on this matter). However, Ukraine will not give up, and can achieve permanent instability along the line of contact. The Ukrainian Army has also proved capable of successful limited offensives to reclaim modest parcels of national territory. The overall picture is Russian military power eroded and the inability to act effectively in any new crisis due to preoccupation with its Donbass Fiasco.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @j2
  59. @Wizard of Oz

    100% a mistake? Absolutely not. Ukraine air traffic control led the plane into an unusual place and altitude. It was probably (>50%) deliberate.

  60. @Anon

    I agree completely, but I’d add that, even worse than the crimes you mention, the US has been killing Asians in Asia for decades now. It’s dirty.

  61. @Wizard of Oz

    Blizzard of Oooze: Please let us know when you are NOT out to lunch.

    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @Rurik
  62. @Quartermaster

    As usual from Half-pint masturbator, total delusion.

  63. @FKA Max

    “Moscow Times” is a Western-oriented Shabos Goy publication which proves one thing and one thing only. ..that as compared with the unibody construction of America’s Khazarian Mafiya controlled mass media…Russia actually sports freedom of the press.

    • Replies: @FKA Max
  64. @Commentator Mike

    It’s hardly a ‘provocation’ in a war, now is it? The great atrocity is the continued shelling of civilians in Donetsk by the Ukronazis, utterly unreported by Western MSM vermin, or falsely attributed to Russia.

  65. @Hitch

    Yes, Poland has stopped paying Ukrainian refugees. You just have to wait a little longer and these Europeans will start press ganging Ukrainians to go fight for Zelensky. Can you imagine, they have no money for the refugees but they have all the money to send weapons and prop up the bloody Zelensky regime? They’re the ones perpetrating a horror show on the Ukrainian people, not the Russians who always wanted to achieve a settlement and a peaceful resolution. But with Neo Nazis and Zionists it’s not possible to negotiate and that’s why Russia is doing what it has to do.

    I think an Israeli mercenary was also captured recently.

    Funny how some NATO people here support a war where NATO advisors, consultants and mercenaries get killed and burned to ashes by those they go to help because they are not allowed to fall into Russian hands but their Ukrainian murderers just freely surrender after destroying the evidence of the presence of these NATO officers. Have you ever heard of such nasty and dirty policy by civilised nations in any war? Now why doesn’t Stoltenberg go and volunteer to advise these front line Ukrainian Neo Nazi units? And then you get guys here telling us how these surrounded Neo-Nazi pockets are offering stiff resistance and slowing down Russia’s advance while they’re just taking their time incinerating their NATO advisors and mercenaries before they surrender. And why should the Russians rush them knowing what they’re doing? Why should they lose a few more men trying to capture more of these NATO foreigners alive since the Ukro-Nazis are only offering resistance until their job of destroying their NATO comrades is done? Hell, the NATO equipment they don’t even care to destroy and hand it over to the Russians after they surrender or withdraw. And this is somehow portrayed as heroic resistance by the Ukrainians. Any NATO officer or mercenary going to Ukraine is stupid as if the Russians don’t get him the Ukro-Nazis surely will.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  66. @Wizard of Oz

    You’re losing it Wizz. Lie after deluded untruth, just like a BBC broadcast, but that is where you get your bulldust, isn’t it. Are you after a job at the ABC, or is SkyNews more your thing? When did you become so enamoured of murderous fascists? In utero?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  67. Rurik says:
    @Bombercommand

    Now Russia must attempt to illegally hold and annex territory

    with the illegal bombing of Serbia, and the illegal carving off of her ancient territory, the whole notion of international law was rendered moot.

    There is no such thing as ‘legal or illegal’, when it comes to dropping bombs anymore, and there is no more a flagrant and egregious violator of what used to be considered legal, than the ZUS of A.

    Calling what Russia is doing, (defending herself from the ((drooling fiend)) on the world’s stage) ‘illegal’, is simply laughable at this point.

    The ZUS would like people to act like they decide what’s legal and illegal, by saying so.

    That in fact is the fundamental, driving pretext of the ‘neocon’ philosophy. The idea that they create reality, by declaring it so. And who is ‘illegal’, and therefor should be bombed.

    What fundamentally Putin’s Russia is doing, is challenging that global paradigm, (the unilateral order, or ‘Empire of Lies’) where ZUS neocons (Nuland and co.) think they can imperiously decide on a whim, what or whom is legal or illegal, and then where the bombs should drop next.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  68. @Wizard of Oz

    The Modern War Institute of West Point-quite unbiased that! You buffoon! And I love your scoop on how Evil Putin managed to reach the Indian Ocean in his malevolence to ‘down’ MH370. Mystery solved. Time for the retirement village, Wizz.

    • Agree: ariadna
    • LOL: Biff
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  69. ariadna says:
    @FKA Max

    Moscow Times??!! The rag that declared Nemtsov a martyr killed by Putin’s order?
    And wikipedia??!! No way…
    You would have fared better pretending that all that garbage was your personal opinion. Less embarrassing.

  70. geokat62 says:

    Brother Nathaniel’s latest, A CONVULSION OF HISTORY:



    Video Link

    Excerpt from transcript:

    The Jewish boomerang is in.
    We’re juxtaposed within historical space:

    Past, present, and a pivotal future.

    Past tense:
    Jews pushed the world into World War 1 to destroy the Ottoman Empire and get their Antichrist state in Palestine launched.
    Jews pushed the world into World War 2 to destroy Germany that sought liberation from Jewish global finance.
    Jews pushed themselves into post-Soviet Russia to gobble up and grab Russian state assets.

    Present tense:
    Jews pushed Russia into its current military op in Ukraine which completes a multi-polar world and the flop of the Jew-controlled West.

    It’s a convulsion of history.

    Every wound needs a suture.
    Welcome to the future.

    https://www.realjewnews.com/?p=1544

  71. FKA Max says: • Website
    @emerging majority

    Sometimes, truth/reality is stranger than fiction/propaganda…

    Ukrainian War Dictionary or Why Russians are Called Orcs
    https://thehappybeavers.com/blog/why-russians-are-called-orcs/ or https://archive.ph/q3VVx

    There is an entire genre dedicated to the interpretation of Tolkien’s books, and Russian writers make significant contributions to its development. One of the most popular books on the subject is Russian writer and publicist Kirill Eskov’s ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirill_Eskov ) The Last Ringbearer ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Ringbearer ). In this, he claims that The Lord of the Rings is Western propaganda written to justify the orc genocide, and Mordor is, in fact, a tolerant state with advanced science forced to defend itself from barbaric neighbors. The West, i.e. elves, treats Russians, i.e. orcs, as an inferior race, illustrating their contempt for them.

    Vladimir Putin Stole a Super Bowl Ring From Robert Kraft
    https://www.newsweek.com/vladimir-putin-stole-super-bowl-ring-robert-kraft-1691395

    Vladimir Putin Offers Solution to Super Bowl Ring Scandal

    The Last Ringbearer: Book Review

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  72. Rahan says:
    @Hitch

    Rosgvardiya is a National Guard in the sense that all 80 member states of the federation have their own National Guard.

    Hence the “Chechen corps” is in fact the National Guard of the federal state of Chechnya.
    In theory, the Russian army proper takes on the Ukraine army proper, and then on its heels come the National Guard units to secure the new territory with mop-ups, or act as reserves.

    The army proper has tanks and missiles, the National Guard has armored personnel vehicles and automatic rifles. https://topwar.ru/191296-osobennosti-struktury-i-osnaschenija-rosgvardii.html

    Russia is at any given time rotating in and out of the Ukraine 10% of its army proper, beefing it up with a) National Guard units, b) Russian mercenaries, c) people’s militias from the Donbas.

    The Ukraine also has a) army proper, b) mobilized greenhorns, c) a national guard, d) people’s militias, and e) mercenaries and volunteers from abroad.

    With good planning, proper army A fights proper army B, national guard A fights national guard B, and so on. With bad planning national guard units ran into proper army units and get flattened.

    • Thanks: Hitch
    • Replies: @j2
  73. @Rurik

    There was no “illegal carving off of her[Serbia’s] ancient territory”. When the breakup of Yugoslavia began, Kosovo was an Autonomous Province within Serbia, having its own Constitution, President, Administrative Government, Legislative Assembly, Judicial Autonomy, and a seat in the Presidium of Yugoslavia(where it had a vote, Vojvodina Autonomous Province had a vote too and these with Serbia’s vote was how Serbia exercised dominance of the Yugoslav Federation). Kosovo already had substantial autonomy, but not to the level of The Autonomous Republic of Crimea. With the Yugoslav Civil War raging, Serbia in 1990 adopted a new constitution that reduced Kosovo’s autonomy to a level it had in 1968. This led to widespread unrest in Kosovo. The end result was the 1999 UNSC Resolution 1244(14 votes for, one abstain by China, no votes against and no veto), which placed Kosovo under the administration of the UN Interim Administration Mission To Kosovo. In 2008 Kosovo unilaterally declared independance. As you can see, Kosovo’s independance was a long time coming in gradual stages, if not entirely tidy due to the pressures of the Yugoslav Civil War and Serbia’s batshit crazy behavior. In contrast, The Ukraine is a sovereign nation and United Nations member state that has been invaded by Russia with Russia now attempting to carve off Ukrainian sovereign territory and annex it to Russia, an act illegal under The Hague Conventions and The United Nations Charter.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  74. @mulga mumblebrain

    What was untrue in my correction of Hitch’s errors?

  75. @mulga mumblebrain

    I think I have now seen the limit of your genius. You – alone!! – deetected my mischievous Aotofiill error of MH370 for MH17. A pity that triumph distracted you from noting that the possibility of the Modern War Institute having some prejudices did not detract from the value of that article correctly stated to be by a professional. Very interesting article. Did you read it?

  76. Hitch says:
    @Anon

    Will Schryver has another great twitter thread where is lays out why Kiev was a feint. His other great twitter thread where he compares the trench warfare going on in Donbas to the seige of Petersburg Virginia in 1865 is linked in the one below:

    Schryver compares Grant’s destruction of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia to what is happening in the trenches of Donbas today. The destruction of the Bandera brigades like Azov and Right Sector serve the same purpose as the destruction of the Army of Northern Virginia. The grinding down is happening in the trenches in Donbas, and is about to move forward to the trenches of Slavyansk and Bahkmut.

    One interesting new development in trench warfare is the use of thermobaric rockets. Apparently they are working with devastating effect and the AFU have learned to retreat in a hurry when the waves start approaching.

    This slow but steady grinding down of the the AFU is the reason why Nato is in a panic and is forced to keep escalating with things like shipping ever newer rockets and missiles, allowing the bombing of civilian areas in Belgogrod, and even blockading Königsberg.

  77. Hitch says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Nato’s disregard for its own soldiers is appalling, but also very revealing. It reminds me of the behavior the British aristocratic officer corps towards their cannon fodder troops during the battle of the Somme.

  78. Hitch says:
    @Priss Factor

    The National Review article is unfortunately behind a paywall.

    The Gordon Hahn article misses a critical point. This conflict in Ukraine is but one battlefield in a hybrid world war between Russia and ZOG hegemony. For Russia, it is a fight for survival. For ZOG, Russia’s and Putin’s obstinance is a major hurdle in its plans for a great Noahide reset. The Brother Nathaniel linked by Geokat below really spells it all out.

    Gordon Hahn appears to exist in the belly of the beast.

  79. @Hitch

    I’d pick up a UAZ Hunter in a second if they were available in the US. I love my old Wrangler, but there are an awful lot of Jeeps around these days.

    I’d also pay decent money if anyone had a BAW BJ212 for sale in the States…

  80. j2 says:
    @Rahan

    “With good planning, proper army A fights proper army B, national guard A fights national guard B, and so on. With bad planning national guard units ran into proper army units and get flattened. ”

    This is not so in territorial defense because if this would be the idea of the defense, then Russia would win. In territorial defense the defensive troops (basically light infantry with anti-tank weapons and MANPADs) weakens and slows down the offender’s proper army. It also makes counter-offensives, but only against weak opponent (like, before there is a front line advance where there are no offender forces, or when there is a front line, attack a weak point, advance and set in defense, the enemy must take these areas back by attacking defensive forces and that causes losses, these moves are operational counter-offensives, not tactical counter-attacks in the defense strategy, they have a higher goal). The proper army of the defender is to be used in attacks with local overpower, and this is why you do not need parity in weapons in this defense strategy (as that was seen as impossible to get).

    But now the situation in Ukraine has moved to fixed lines and artillery war, which is not according to the idea of territorial defense. This was maybe unavoidable: new weapons have changed the picture, situational awareness on both side may be too high for effective mobile warfare. The inability of Ukraine to make any larger counteroffensive is a surprising aspect in this war and may demonstrate that the old defense strategy needs to be reconsidered. In this situation Ukraine now should get more heavy weapons, the best time for a counter-offensive in territorial defense was when the offender had not yet secured the areas it occupies. But Ukraine may get these weapons as the West has made many statements of helping them. If Ukraine gets main battle tanks, it can only be from the USA. Then it is older Abrams that were recently put to storage. If so, there is the training time and the time to transport them. But it is of course possible that Ukraine will not get these weapons and will not invent any way to push Russians out. A war cannot be predicted completely.

  81. j2 says:
    @Bombercommand

    “I do not believe that The Ukraine can assemble a force sufficient to drive the Russian Army back across the border(I know you have a different opinion on this matter). ”

    It is quite possible that you are right. Pushing away a stronger enemy is not easy. I expect that Ukraine will try it in about 1-1.5 months, but it may turn out to be impossible. If so, it is one new lesson from this war and one good reason not to rely on independent defense.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  82. Hitch says:

    This twitter thread below lays out something I have been noting for weeks now. The Russian Aircraft and Missile defense systems are working extremely well. It is also important to note the Russia appears to be holding back its S300, S400 and now the S500 systems, and who knows what else.

    The PDS sufferers (Putin Derangement Syndrome) and Nato war whores seem blind to this development and the fact the Russia is still holding its punches. Another notable development in this SMO is that the Bayraktor, and other Western and Nato drones, have proved to be so ineffective in the face of these Russian Air defense systems. After the Bayraktor’s devastating effect against the Armenian army in that recent war, I expected far more losses of Russian armor. J2 claims that Russia has lost 1600 tanks already. If this were true, and it was Bayrakors or Predator drones picking off tanks and AFV’s, then we can be certain that the Ukrainian and Nato propaganda organs would be providing us with a never ending stream of propaganda clips like the Azerbeijani’s and Turks did during the Armenian conflict.

    I also would have thought that Russia would have run out of missiles just shooting down drones alone, but by all appearances they have completely stifled the Ukrainian drone systems and have shot down thousands of their rockets and missiles. Bravo, Russia.

  83. GMC says:

    Yep, the similarities of this Zionist War on the Russian Federation in Ukraine and the Bolshevik Revolution is pretty obvious. Trotsky { Zelinsky} got his money and mercs from the West , along with his marching orders, but I haven’t figured out who is Lenin yet – maybe Kolomoisky ? Regardless, this replay isn’t going to play out like the last one unless it goes nuclear.

  84. FatR says:
    @Hitch

    If you want another example of a double standard: not only the mainstream media but even “military analytics” keep blabbering about low morale of Russian troops, despite no indicators of that whatsoever (few PoWs, even going by Ukrainian claims, and those mostly taken in the first two week when various supply and support columns were caught by the enemy during the hectic maneuver warfare; no desertions to speak of; people volunteering in tens of thousands), while assuming high morale on the Ukrainian side, despite multiple indicators to the contrary (significant number of PoWs with at least one video-registered case of mass surrender, even discounting the Mariupol encirlement, videos made by whole Ukrainian units who have ran from the frontline and now are excusing their desertion by complaining that they were sent to catch Russian shells with their faces without support, heavy weapons, communication and sometimes even without food, now being a weekly feature on the net, and in early weeks videos from Ukrainian military bases in the south that were abandoned without a fight, with loads of weapons left behind).

  85. JR Foley says:
    @GeneralRipper

    A quartershort between the ears.

  86. @j2

    But The Ukraine does not have to mobilize the huge number of soldiers and vast pool of materiel necessary for a general offensive with the goal of pushing Russia back across the border(nor accept the high losses that would occur in that course of action). Anyway, there is no “certainty of victory” for that operation so initiation is not advised. Russia intended to overthrow the Ukrainian government then install a puppet regime that would lawfully cede the Donbass to Russia. Then the Russian Army would return to Russia, a cheap quick victory ending in a lawful political solution. Didn’t turn out so good for Raggedy Bear. That operations plan was a total failure so Russia has been forced into the position of trying to turn a line of contact into a de facto border. The Ukraine, for the short and medium term, only needs to create permanent instability along the line of contact to prevent Russia from establishing this de facto border, the long term will take care of itself, to Russia’s ruin. The Ukraine is not only capable of that, but has proven it can mount limited counteroffensives that recover modest parcels of national territory. The Ukraine doesn’t need M1 Abrams tanks. Yesterday’s destruction of a Russian ammunition dump by The Ukraine using a single, recently delivered HIMARS, demonstrates the type of weapons useful in the new phase. The United States has a newer, cheaper artillery rocket system that can be towed by a humvee, range 120 miles, meaning any Russian asset in Donbass is in range. Counterintuitively, The Ukraine doesn’t need to drive the Russian Army out of the Donbass, but but to force the Russian Army to stay.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  87. @FKA Max

    What the hell does a SuperBowels ring have to do with any thing?

    • Replies: @FKA Max
  88. @Bombercommand

    YOU are describing yourself: “Batshit Crazy”.

  89. @Bombercommand

    Seems like most of those vaunted Himars and 177s are being used by the Ukies to bombard civilian targets in the Donetsk region. The Russians will soon take these murderous bass-turds from the flank and rear and give them their just desserts. The Pukes have used WWI tactics and dug in, so the Russians go all grinding attrition on them. It’s just a matter of time for Mama Bear to liberate all of her cubs from the coup d’ etat regime in Kiev.

  90. j2 says:

    “The Ukraine doesn’t need to drive the Russian Army out of the Donbass, but but to force the Russian Army to stay. ”

    Yes, this is one way. Russia cannot stay forever. Even the USA would finally withdraw. But there is an issue of economy. Ukraine economy (GDP) this year drops by 46%. They will not forever get major economic support. I think that if this war continues to the next year, it may look bad for Russia but even worse for Ukraine. I think Ukraine tries to finish this war by the end of the year, and finish it on victory, pushing Russians out. Only they have not yet figured out how.

    “But The Ukraine does not have to mobilize the huge number of soldiers and vast pool of materiel necessary for a general offensive with the goal of pushing Russia back across the border(nor accept the high losses that would occur in that course of action).”

    The Soviet type general offensive is not the choice, and no infantry charge against machine guns and artillery, like also Soviet type use of artillery spending all ammunition in no time is not the choice, precision artillery and then advance when there is less resistance. A limited offensive with overpower in some front, but continuing further to some goal that has a military significance (i.e., opens communication lines, encircles the enemy, cuts enemy communication lines and so on). Like in Kherson county they would try to cut the Western part of Kherson county to the water way and in this way force the entrapped Russians either to break away with large losses or surrender, or in Kharkiv to cut the railroads to Izium at the time it yet was possible (now Izium cannot be encirculated any more), or a large attack somewhere just to pull Russia troops there from somewhere else where they have overpower. But Ukraine counteroffensives stop after the initial success and apart of Kherson, pushing Russians further from the city, or the Snake Island, I see little military significance in those small areas that Ukraine has gained. When there is no military significance, Russia just does not care. They counterattack, but in general, the issue does not matter. But maybe there is no way to fight this war better than they do now. The terrain is what it is and in some Russian speaking occupied areas Ukraine may not have wide enough support.

    What may be positive for Ukraine is that Russia apparently would like Ukraine to start negotiations. Russia would hardly propose negotiations if it expects to win more, so something may be coming in not too far future. I wonder if they are running out of 155 mm ammunition in, say, a month, or if some mercenaries are finishing their 3-month contract and not likely to continue. Or expect Ukraine to get significantly more weapons. It may be something different, but some deadline seems to be approaching.

  91. Hitch says:

    Like I said, Ukraine has Jewish Privilege. Just consider the chutzpah of Ukraine assigning responsibilities to countries, some of them even Neutral like Switzerland, for the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war that Ukraine started and is going to lose is over.

    The planet has not seen anything like this since Jews used the holofraud to force Germany to pay for the creation of Israel as reparations for the war that the Jews started and used for the genocide of Germans.

    At a conference in Lugano on the restoration of Ukraine, Prime Minister of Ukraine Shmyhal presented a map – which of the Europeans will be obliged to restore Ukraine:
    ✔️ Italy – Rivne
    ✔️ Germany – Chernihiv
    ✔️ Canada – Sumy
    ✔️ USA and Turkey – Kharkiv
    ✔️ Czech Republic, Finland and Sweden – Lugansk
    ✔️ Belgium – Nikolaev
    ✔️ Sweden and the Netherlands – Kherson
    ✔️ Switzerland – Odessa
    ✔️ Norway – Kirovograd
    ✔️ Latvia – Zaporozhye
    ✔️ Poland and Italy – Donetsk

    Clearly what we are dealing with here is not a country named Ukraine as an equal to all other countries, but with god’s chosen Noahide country, Khazaria 2.0

    • Thanks: GMC
  92. FKA Max says: • Website
    @emerging majority

    That 2005 Super Bowl ring incident proves the high likelihood that Putin is a kleptomaniac, as Prof. Fallon claimed during “PutinCon”: https://putincon.com/ or https://archive.ph/DJX7Z

    Kleptomania definition: a recurrent urge to steal, typically without regard for need or profit

    Here is the full video presentation of his lecture about Putin from early 2018:

    Inside Putin’s Mind
    Mar 17, 2018

    What do democratic leaders and foreign policy experts need to know in order to understand Putins thinking properly? Renowned neuroscientist James Fallon will use his expertise in psychopathy and narcissism to explain how dictators think.

    Slide from the lecture:

  93. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Good job, j2! Thousands of young Ukrainian men are losing their lives because people like you are acting like virtual barrier guards.

    • Replies: @j2
  94. Anonymous[265] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    They ought to call you Wizard of Schnozz since you kiss so much Jewish ass.

    Whenever I’m puzzled by Australians passivity in the face of Covid tyranny, I’m reminded that you are apparently representative of the citizenry. Truly pathetic.

  95. Anonymous[326] • Disclaimer says:
    @FKA Max

    By his own omission Fallon has a psychopathic personality:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_H._Fallon

    Takes one to know one, I guess that explains his specialty. Seriously, just looking at the guy you can tell he’s a weirdo, this is what you’re reduced to, appealing to this kind of character ?

  96. @j2

    Ukrainian occupied Donbass happens to the the industrial heart of that Frankenstein Monster of a Bolshevik and Soviet conceptualized former SSR. In both Luhansk and Donetsk are huge urban conglomerations akin to the German Ruhr…Urban warfare is messy and bloody and usually relatively easy for the defenders to control. Add a geography of river, dams, lakes, highlands and forests to this mass of obstacles to an offense and you have virtually a dream landscape for the Ukies.

    So Russia quickly adjusted from a rapid, mobile offensive to an attritional policy of grinding them down, hinging on artillery superiority and aerial supremacy. It has worked. The entirety of the primarily Russian-Speaking Luhansk has been liberated from the Talmudist rulers in Kiev and the Donetsk Oblast is next on the liberation agenda.

    Over the three to five weeks it will take the Russians to defeat the heavily dug-in remnants of the best trained, equipped and motivated Ukrainian military; victory in the Donetsk oblast will lead to Stage Two of the attack. West of the Dnieper the land opens up into steppe country where there are no serious obstacles to tank-centered mobile thrusts through the farmlands. Dniepropetrovsk and Kharkov are probable objectives in that stage.

    Finally, as the summer wanes, the remnants of Ukraine’s front-line troops will be overwhelmed by a Russian offensive which first liberates Nicolaev and then the ultimate goal in freeing non-Ukrainian ethnic zones along the west coast of the Black Sea with the finale being liberation of the Queen City of that region, Odessa.

    When Ukraine is reduced to their natural borders, perhaps they will see the light of day and sue for peace. Russian terms may include the non-Ukrainian areas in the Carpathian region to revert to their ethnic nations and for Ukraine to divorce the Roman Catholic dominated Uniates in Volhynia and Galicia. Should that action come to pass, Ukraine proper will become freed from the fascistic yoke and will be enabled to chart their own course as a brother eastern Slavic nation of the Belarussians and Mama Bear itself.

  97. @FKA Max

    Who gives a shivering shit about the maunderings of some professor who probably is subsidized by taxpayer money. Psychobabblers are a dime a dozen and are almost always open to a bit of sanctioned grifting.

  98. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “Good job, j2! Thousands of young Ukrainian men are losing their lives because people like you are acting like virtual barrier guards. ”

    H-itch, finally stop the BS, you are boring. If you have the itch, go scratch some H.

  99. Malla says:
    @Bombercommand

    Do you think that Russia is still not bringing out its more advanced weapons yet because it wants to conceal its strength from NATO as well as keep them in reserve if say NATO troops directly get involved? Or to lull NATO into overconfidence?
    One thing I could not understand is why Putin decided to invade in early spring, when the snow had just melted and the ground was soggy thus channeling all those heavy equipment on tarmac. And thus more easier target for the Ukrainian defenses. Why not wait till the ground dries up as summer advances? How could a Russian leader like Putin, from Russia, the land of snow, not take this into consideration? Something does not seem right about that.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  100. Hitch says:

    The “Liberal Order” that j2, bombercommand, Wiz of Jiz, peterAUS want Ukrainians to die for:

    Sanna “Mommy” Marin celebrating the LGBTQ2++ of her two “people with uteruses” who “created” and raised her. Like Sanna, j2 is “proud” of the shelling of civilian ethnic Russians in Donetsk, and all the other war crimes and crimes against humanity that those poor young conscripted Ukrainians are getting mauled and killed in the trenches of Donbas on their behalf for.

  101. Hitch says:

    Ukraine, the most corrupt country on the planet outside of Africa.

    Ukraine, the country every “Liberal Order” slave is expected to send money to.

    Ukraine, the country j2, bombercommand, Wiz of Jiz, peterAUS want Nato and Finland to go to war for:

    Meanwhile, Ukrainian politicians:

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  102. @j2

    A general offensive doesn’t mean “human wave tactics”, it means putting pressure all along the line of contact to prevent the opposition from shifting units while making major attacks in several places simultaneously, all aimed at eventual victory. This is what is needed to push Russia out of The Ukraine. I see no evidence The Ukraine can organize that this year, if ever. The problem with your suggestion of “limited offensive with overpower on some front” is Russia is free to shift forces to the crisis point, neutralizing the Ukrainian offensive(that would result in collapse of Ukraine’s ability and will to continue the war). So I don’t see either of these conventional solutions being workable to resolve Ukraine’s problem. Therefore a new way of thinking needs to be applied to the problem. It must hammer at Russia’s military and/or political weak point, be in line with Ukraine’s national will, and be within Ukraine’s capability. Russia, in its invasion of The Ukraine, applied a classic total war doctrine: invade and overthrow a country’s government, impose a compliant puppet that agrees to all your demands. You use unlawful force to be granted lawfully what you want by the defeated. Russia expected to achieve an imposed peace where the Donbass was ceded to Russia in exchange for Russia leaving The Ukraine. Russia bungled this badly, total absurd idiotic failure. This is why the Rooski Fanboyz flap their hands and squeal at max volume “Kiev Was A Feint!!!”. However Russia could not simply fold and return home as they had made(nearly all) of the territorial gains they expected to keep through the imposed peace. They have fallen back on an improvised plan that is deeply faulted. This plan is based on flouting international law, so it can never work. It is based on wearing out The Ukraine, but Ukraine will never concede to having its territory severed, and it is based on trying to impose a de facto border through military action when such a border could only be achieved by a political agreement, and such an agreement could only be reached with a compliant puppet regime in Kiev. This is why I have proposed that Ukraine adopt the stratagem of permamently destabilizing the line of contact along with small scale limited offensives that recover modest areas of national territory. This will completely stymie Russia in its attempt to turn the line of contact into a de facto border while conditioning Ukraine into accepting it. Russia cannot afford to maintain such a large force in a state of permanent low intensity war, meanwhile The Ukraine can never tolerate an angry stupid bear squatting quite illegally on it’s sovereign territory. Russia will be ruined by such a situation while Ukraine will hone it’s skills over time using the array of highly effective Western weapons ideally suited for such a stratagem, that are also cost effective for The West to supply in the long term. In the wars that The West has been engaged in over the last 20 years, they have perfected weapons, targeting/ISR, tactics, and Staff procedures ideal for implementing this stratagem. This can all be passed on to The Ukraine, which has the capability and will to use it to success.

  103. @FKA Max

    One would need a full HazMat suit to investigate your ‘mind’.

  104. @Wizard of Oz

    A professional liar is still a liar, Wizz-you should know that.

  105. Hitch says:

    This is what j2 is doing to Ukraine by acting as a virtual barrier guard:

    Three weeks ago, he had 60 soldiers in his unit north of Popasna. Today he has 20; 40 have been KIA or WIA; 3 KIA last week. They were nearly caught in the kettle as Russian forces captured Severo & Lysychansk; they’ve been pushed 30+ miles east from their original positions.

    He has been murdering ethnic Russians in Donbas since 2014. Quel Surprise. He goes on to say:

    the amount of Western aid being given right now is not going to be enough to turn the tide in Ukraine’s favor. “We need more, more, more.”

    Ukraine reminds me of a Billy Idol whore crying “more, more, more”. More death and destruction for Ukraine.

    [MORE]

    [Verse 3]
    I walked the world for you, babe
    A thousand miles with you
    I dried your tears of pain, babe
    A million times for you
    I’d sell my soul for you, babe
    For money to burn for you
    I’d give you all and have none, babe
    Just to, just to, just to, a-just to, to have you here by me

    In the midnight hour, she cried more, more, more
    With a rebel yell, she cried more, more, more, wow
    In the midnight hour, babe, more, more, more
    With a rebel yell, she cried more, more, more
    More, more, more

  106. @Malla

    Russia invaded The Ukraine on February 24, so it was still winter, with firm ground. In the 20th century, spring thaw would not come to the Ukraine/Belarus border area until mid-May. Maybe with global warming it is now mid-April. Russia calculated that by mid-April they would have taken Kiev, overthrown the Ukrainian government and installed a puppet regime that would cede Donbass to Russia. Yeah, you are correct about waiting for summer. The classic date for initiation of an offensive in the Belarus/Ukraine border area is June 22nd. Both Napoleon and Hitler attacked on June 22nd and Operation Bagration started June 23rd. Guaranteed dry ground and good weather. But waiting for summer would not have helped. Russia’s failure is due to overconfidence coupled with an inferior army with inferior officers, a ridiculous combination. Russia doesn’t have any super-advanced weapons that it is slyly concealing. You are falling for Russian “Maskirovka”. Pretending to be stronger than they are, like an animal putting on a threat display. It is The United States that practices concealing capability. That is why the Rooski Fanboys here at TUR or Baboon Of Alabama or Crapyard Of The Faker believe that Russia is a ferocious Bear that could shove NATO aside and reach the English Channel in a week and that The United States has a “tranny army”. Russia’s bungled invasion of The Ukraine has revealed the Russian Army as a third rate clown car parade.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Replies: @emerging majority
  107. j2 says:
    @Bombercommand

    “A general offensive doesn’t mean “human wave tactics”, it means putting pressure all along the line of contact to prevent the opposition from shifting units while making major attacks in several places simultaneously, all aimed at eventual victory. This is what is needed to push Russia out of The Ukraine. I see no evidence The Ukraine can organize that this year, if ever. ”

    No, they cannot make this because they are only superior in the number of infantry (800,000 to 330,000), not in tanks and armoured vehicles and artillery. If they try major attacks in several places, it would be infantry with some tanks attacking tanks supported by artillery. They would need parity of forces to try this. But the weapons Ukraine gets will most probably not give parity.

    “The problem with your suggestion of “limited offensive with overpower on some front” is Russia is free to shift forces to the crisis point, neutralizing the Ukrainian offensive(that would result in collapse of Ukraine’s ability and will to continue the war).”

    There is this way: Assume that you have overpower in men and can have strong light infantry as defensive forces in any place in the whole front, but these troops cannot attack against a strong enemy. They still can keep the enemy from advancing for some time, unless the enemy shift forces from somewhere and has sufficient overpower. The enemy has fewer men and more weapons, so they necessarily have weak parts in their front, because the front is too long. You have less weapons and can only have few capable attacking units.

    You can always achieve local overpower by concentrating forces and with overpower you can advance against a weak enemy using rather small but capable attacking units some distance, say 10-30 km. Soon the opponent shifts forces and tries to take the lost area back. But by that time what is opposing them in their counterattack is not the attacking units, which already are elsewhere, but relatively strong defending units, which can cause considerable losses to the opponent though they cannot attack.

    Assume that happens as you propose: the enemy shifts forces, takes overpower and the front returns to where it was. Has nothing been achieved? Not quite so. You made your attack against a weak point and had small losses, while taking the area back the opponent was attacking your light infantry capable of causing larger losses. That is, they lost more. Repeat this in many places, not at the same time but in sequence. Every time they gain back area with heavy work, while you take some area easily. Repeated this should lead to their loss of area: you have an advantage as your losses are smaller in an attack, it is easier for you to take area than for them to take it back.

    Finally this ends to the enemy deciding not to take some areas back and after years they control only the immediate neighborhood of where their posts are. Like it happens against asymmetric threat: a very capable, mobile, well armed but small opponent is pushed to a small area while most of the country is under the control of light infantry. But this takes years and is not the plan for Ukraine.

    “This is why I have proposed that Ukraine adopt the stratagem of permamently destabilizing the line of contact along with small scale limited offensives that recover modest areas of national territory. ”

    This is what there was in Donbass since 2014. But today Russians shoot missiles, block Ukraine exports and in general make this war very expensive to Ukraine. I think there is a possibility that the old Soviet arsenal in Russia starts to run out and developing new weapons is difficult because of sanctions. the head of Ukraine intelligence gives the first half of August as the expected turning point of the war. I do not know what he expects to happen, but it is possible he expects something to happen and does not only spread propaganda. I would wait and see to the end of August.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Bombercommand
  108. Hitch says:
    @j2

    I would wait and see to the end of August.

    Ukrainian casualties are running somewhere around 1000/day. End of August is 56 days away. 56000 Ukrainian families will be devastated, and 56000 young Ukrainian men, most of them untrained draftees, will be dead or have their lives ruined. All so that j2 can “see what happens”.

    You ghouls really are the barrier guards forcing hundreds of thousands of young western Ukrainian men to die for Judea because you hate Russia as much as Jews and their Great Reset messiah do.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
    , @j2
  109. Hitch says:

    The Ukrainian slave army. Die for Khazaria, stupid goyim.

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine have banned men of military age from leaving their place of residence.

    “According to the law, the departure of military service from the place of residence is prohibited without the permission of military enlistment offices,” the Ukrainian General Staff writes.

    However, few commentators appreciated this indication:

    ▪️”This is sabotage and a paradise for corruption schemes!”

    ▪️”What kind of slavery is this!? Serfs are now forbidden to leave the house without the permission of the masters!?”

    ▪️”How to go to work in Europe now!? And to the neighboring district or city!?”

    A European country, only a little bit with serfdom (https://t.me/sputnik/7854).

  110. @Bombercommand

    More bullshit from a usual suspect. Ukraine does not have true sovereignty over the territories bequeathed their SSR by the Bolsheviks and Soviets. Why? Their lawful, legitimately elected government was overthrown in a bloody coup in February of 2014. Are you totally ignorant of history like the typical mindfucked American boobtoob noose addict?

    Thus, any babble about “International Law” is absolutely negated by the facts that in dozens of situations the U\$\$A, on behalf of the Babylonian Talmudist financiers, has invaded and destroyed governments and nations all across the planet.

    Bombercommand, you are a hypocritical asshole.

  111. @Bombercommand

    Reason why Russia took action when it did on February 24 was that Kiev was about to launch a massive offensive upon Donetsk and Luhansk with some 100,000 of their best trained and equipped legions. The intent was massacre and genocide of the Russian speaking loyalists to the duly elected, legitimate Ukraine government in the Maidan coup.

    You are a shameless apologist for the evil ones.

    • Agree: Hitch
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  112. @Hitch

    Your inclusion of that telling photo of \$orrow\$ may be quite telling.

    Could it be that these apologists such as jToo and BummerComrade are actually being subsidized by that face of pure evil? \$orrow\$ was almost certainly a made-man and is the primary minion for the Rottenchild Crime Clan and their Talmudist world domination agenda.

    For those Bass-Turds, money is no object. They can order their controlled national financial institutions to simply print more. How much would the two “voices” of deceit require to keep up their charades?

    As you can readily ascertain, my gloves are off when it comes to apologists for the agenda of pure evil.

  113. @j2

    OK, now I understand your position better. We are actually in agreement on your first two points, but I disagree with your third point re: “Donbass since 2014”. First point: we see eye to eye on the issue of a general offensive. The Ukraine simply doesn’t have the equipment to conduct a general offensive or the logistical chain to support that type of operation. However the general offensive is, in my opinion, the only means to physically push Russia totally out of The Ukraine by tactical means only. Second point: thanks for elaborating on what you call “limited offensives”. I assumed you were suggesting the limited offensive method as a way to push Russia back to its borders, since you have written in past comments that you expect this to happen by the end of the year. That is using limited offensives to sever chunks of Russian held Ukrainian territory and isolating these chunks from each other until the Russian position becomes untenable. That would require a specialized 3 corps strength heavy maneuver task force that would move about the front conducting the severing operation, with lesser units moving in to hold the gains. The Ukrainian Army will never put that together. Our difference in this second point is only that you discuss tactics and equipment numbers. I discuss stratagems and their effect on a political solution, which is suitable for a civilian like myself. Tactics are specialist knowledge of line officers, which I am not. What I note in your discussion of your tactic of limited offensives is that it is the means to achieve the stratagem of permanent destabilization of the line of contact that I advocate, I even mention “limited offensives” in describing that program. You are talking about a long term program of perforating the line of contact repeatedly to prevent it becoming a de facto border. We definately see eye to eye on this issue. Third point: I disagree on your assessment of “Donbass since 2014”. The problem there was that the Ukrainian Army allowed the line of contact with LPR/DPR to ossify into a de facto border that then became a de jure border with the Minsk Accords. Russia’s stratagem adopted after the initial operations plan fell flat on its face is to replicate on a large scale what happened with the LPR/DPR. Condition Ukraine into ressentfully tolerating the status quo of Russia occupying the Lugansk To Kherson Arc. Russia has already assumed a defensive posture almost everywhere along this Arc and is consuming the last of its offensive power securing the remainder of Lugansk, so this is the only plan they are capable of. It is illegal and a stupid plan but we are talking about two incredibly stupid adversaries: Russia and The Ukraine.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Replies: @j2
    , @peterAUS
  114. @emerging majority

    Probably planned and prompted by NATO and they all knew Russia would have to respond as what else could it do?

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  115. j2 says:
    @Bombercommand

    “The problem there was that the Ukrainian Army allowed the line of contact with LPR/DPR to ossify into a de facto border that then became a de jure border with the Minsk Accords. ”
    “we are talking about two incredibly stupid adversaries: Russia and The Ukraine. ”

    We agree that establishing a fixed trench line will easily become the de facto border, so that is not good if Ukraine (before 1990 The Ukraine, now I guess it is Ukraine) intends to take back the areas. A fixed line is also something that artillery can effectively attack.

    Ukraine has the tendency of freezing the war to fixed lines. Maybe with all these drones and satellites it is again better to have fixed lines instead of mobile warfare.

    With this my prediction that there will be a counteroffensive that may push Russians out of some area, I only base it on two issues.

    One is that in territorial defense the idea is to push the enemy back, so Ukraine should have planned how to do it when they selected territorial defense as the defense strategy (instead of, say, defense in depth with several defense lines to fall on. There is no regaining lost areas in defense in depth, otherwise it is a perfectly good traditional defense method), and if what they do is not territorial defense, then what are they intending to do with territorial troops. So, I assume it is territorial defense and they have plans how to push Russians back. That their defense is not improvised now on runtime. (But I cannot see their plan. What was the point in keeping Mariupol so long? Maybe this is a war between two Rus people and there is no sense in anything either side does.)

    The second thing is that Ukrainians announce that they are going to take the areas back, and even give time frames, like the first half of August by the Intelligence head. It would be stupid not to try: your own people lose faith and so do all Western countries giving weapons. They have to at least try if they told that they will do. I hope they have some surprise coming, like weapons that have not been announced appearing with already trained soldiers, or something going to happen in Russia.

    But it is possible that Ukraine cannot do any larger counteroffensive even if they were intending to do it. Sure, anything can happen in a war. If a war goes like planned, it is called winning.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Bombercommand
  116. @Commentator Mike

    “Keep Germany down and Russia out” has been the geostrategic aim of the Bank\$ter consortium of their puppet regimes in London and the Di\$trict of Corruption.

    Their calculations went a bit agley as Russia’s munitions reserves had been building up for years. Result was that between missiles, artillery and aerial supremacy simply devastated the long-term holding action which they expected would be accomplished by the Ukies.

    Perhaps even more telling was the “fallout” on the economic front where Russia rapidly bounced back from all the sanction bullshit; while the EU became snakebitten. Presently, the Eurozone is buying overpriced LNG from the Empire of Lies, while one by one their gas dependent industries are flailing and floundering into gradual economic disaster. The effect on Europe’s public will reverberate into a growing disenchantment with the NATO stranglehold on those embittered nations.

    It’s possible that the primary reason why Russia favored the ill-fated Minsk accords was in itself was somewhat of a diplomatic holding action premised upon a heightened reinvigoration of both Russia’s economy and its military. The breakpoint was their perfecting of hypersonic missiles, which make for a commanding edge in both kinetic warfare and any conceivable nuclear exchange.

    Essentially, with China having their back, Russia is now well positioned to run the board.

  117. Hitch says:
    @j2

    your own people lose faith and so do all Western countries giving weapons.

    LOL. Ukraine is now going full ZOG. Ukrainian POW’s are begging Russia not to send them back to Ukraine because they fear that people like j2 will extract retribution for their surrender. Next stop, retaliation against their families. They know that these war mongering ghouls will stop at nothing. Just like the British at the Somme, they will send waves of conscripted Ukrainian young men to face almost certain death for the good of Judea.

    This all comes as no surprise, and anybody paying attention should have already known months ago that this was coming. Virtual barrier guards like j2 are making sure that there will be no peace treaty, and they are obsessed with demonstrating to Ukrainian youth that there is no retreat, no surrender, only victory or death. This is just like a re-run of the Kommisars of Judeo-Bolshevic Russia in 1941-15. That is Kommisar j2 for you.

    https://t.me/ZandVchanel/23993

    • Replies: @j2
  118. Hitch says:

    LOL. Finland gave up their neutrality and sovereignty for this:

    Now Finland is a part of ZOG, and likely will become one of the primary WW-Noahide battlefields.

    Sweden and Finland will be considered invited countries from July 5 and will be able to participate in the work of NATO, the Secretary General said

    Finland, sold out by bimbos and war mongering cucks married to war mongering Polaks like j2.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  119. Hitch says:

    It keeps getting better:

    https://t.me/intelslava/32613

    Ukrainian women will be sent to fight at the front

    There is every chance that the war will drag on and if not all, then most of the men, as well as most of the women, will go to fight, since the troops that are now on the front line will simply need to be replaced,” Bratchuk, speaker of the Odesa OVA.

    No sacrifice is too big for Judea, right j2? So what if all women of child bearing age die in the trenches. As long as they keep fighting until the US finally send tactical nukes, it will have been worth it.

  120. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    H-itch, Putin is the real friend of all Jews:

    Putin offers ‘sanctuary’ to Europe’s Jews (2016)
    https://www.neweurope.eu/article/putin-offers-sanctuary-to-europes-jews/

  121. peterAUS says:
    @Bombercommand

    Good comment.
    Especially

    …. the stratagem of permanently destabilizing the line of contact along with small scale limited offensives that recover modest areas of national territory. This will completely stymie Russia in its attempt to turn the line of contact into a de facto border while conditioning Ukraine into accepting it…..
    ….Russia cannot afford to maintain such a large force in a state of permanent low intensity war….
    …Russia will be ruined by such a situation while Ukraine will hone it’s skills over time using the array of highly effective Western weapons ideally suited for such a stratagem, that are also cost effective for The West to supply in the long term…

  122. peterAUS says:
    @Bombercommand

    Re

    …. Tactics are specialist knowledge of line officers, which I am not…..

    and

    …. tactic of limited offensives is that it is the means to achieve the stratagem of permanent destabilization of the line of contact that I advocate, I even mention “limited offensives” in describing that program…..

    Ukraine’s armed forces aren’t, at this stage, capable of any such offensive. Some (reinforced) company level quick raid at the most.

    The training, being done as we speak, both in NATO countries and Ukraine itself, especially in CiC, will take some time. After that (officer) training it will also take some time to create, integrate and in general make appropriate outfits/units combat effective.

    From some inside information (or so I say…) the (limited) counterattacks (battalion combat team level) could start sometime in Autumn. Increase during winter and, coming Spring we could have offensives (brigade combat team level).
    Winter, in particular, could be an interesting period; keyword termovision.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @j2
    , @Bombercommand
  123. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hitch

    Actually, the Ukraine is more corrupt than many African nations. Basically, western subjects are being asked to sacrifice for a giant money laundering pit.

  124. Anonymous[214] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterAUS

    LOL, now the great counteroffensive is in the fall, continuing into winter? And what inside information? You clowns are on serious drugs.

    Watching j2, bombercommand, and peterAUS have a discussion is like Aliens v Predators. If the aliens and predators were annoying idiots, that is.

    • Agree: Hitch
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  125. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    “Ukraine’s armed forces aren’t, at this stage, capable of any such offensive. Some (reinforced) company level quick raid at the most.

    The training, being done as we speak, both in NATO countries and Ukraine itself, especially in CiC, will take some time. After that (officer) training it will also take some time to create, integrate and in general make appropriate outfits/units combat effective.”

    You may be right. To use territorial defense in the way it is meant to be used takes decades of planning. I doubt NATO trainers have trained Ukrainians for territorial defense, most of these trainers probably think of a professional army and defense in depth.

    In defense in depth you defend each line as much as you can and withdraw to another defense line when forced. So, your troops wear down in this attempt. In order to change the tide of the war you need another army and new weapons, say like Stalin built a new army and got lend lease help from the USA. Then he changed the tide of the war, which in defense in depth means that Soviets were superior in general and could make a general offensive. They had the capability of advancing all the way to Berlin. Can Ukraine get weapons to be superior to Russia in this sense? The problem in defense in depth is that it has fixed lines and they do not hold forever against artillery, you can expect lots of M-stas and the stored Soviet pile of artillery rounds. Therefore you will lose area with this defense strategy.

    In territorial defense strategy you give easily areas in the beginning, defensive forces aim to slow down and weaken the enemy, not to stop it. The reason is to spread the enemy on a too large area and to buy time to mobilize the conscript wartime army (or even, you may decide not to mobilize before the war on purpose to avoid all your forces being destroyed in the initial strategic strike, have to think about this). The areas are lost easily, but they have some defensive potential: population support so the population allows and helps you to do hidden operations, familiarity of the terrain, and so on. It is a question of regaining these areas, they are easier to regain than taking area that originally belonged to the enemy. These areas are to be regained, because otherwise you should have used defense in depth in the first place, or you should accept that you lost these areas. You have to make counterattack in this defense as it has no fixed lines and the defensive units withdraw after some time. Without counterattacks you lose area faster than in defense in depth. They are essential here, or you have to go to fixed lines of defense and they will finally not hold. But this takes planning, you have to use all advantages there are. Very possibly Ukrainians have not planned how and ask to be provided with weapons giving parity and then making a general counteroffensive.

    Territorial defense was created as the only possible way of stopping a Soviet attack. The basic assumption was that it is not possible to have parity in weapons, not to say of general superiority of military force. Another assumption is that the only force big enough to oppose the enemy is a conscript army and it has the training that it has, it must be enough and the basis of planning. It was assumed that there is a wider conflict so that Soviets cannot use all their power. Though there is no larger war, this may be filled as there is a potential threat from NATO and Russia probably does not want to use all its power in Ukraine. There was also an assumption of some military help, which there is in Ukraine. Under special conditions, after careful calculation of strengths and lots of planning, the defensive strategy is believed to work, but has never been tested in a battle field (and hopefully never will need to be). But no wonder if Ukraine cannot push Russians out in this way. It is not a walk in a park. If they cannot do it, then they need the weapons to get parity and do all this training for more conventional NATO type offensive operations. But that can lead to the WWIII.

    One thing about Russia. Russia never gives up. The Winter War ended to a peace agreements and Russians gained some land. It did not satisfy Stalin. He intended to invade again in 1941, he asked Hitler for permission to do so. Hitler did not give it and started the Barbarossa operation, which ended poorly, largely because of American help to Russia. If Ukraine makes a peace and gives area, there will be a peace agreement. It will not satisfy Putin. He will rebuild the army and invade again. Soviet weapon arsenal must be destroyed in this war to the degree that rebuilding will not succeed.

  126. @j2

    Keep in mind that all the Russian Army’s success was in the first three weeks and was due to Zelensky’s criminal negligence in ignoring accurate US intelligence and failing to organize a defense before the invasion started. The Ukrainian Army’s defensive war has been generally successful. Russia was defeated and driven out of the Kiev sector and the Northeast(Chernihiv). That was a major victory for the Ukrainian Army and was where Russia lost the war strategically. Russia then shifted all its force to the Donbass to attempt to enlarge their gains. The initial Russian offensive was on a broad front of 200 miles and within a week had fallen flat on its face achieving nothing. Next the Russians tried a smaller scale offensive driving south from Izyum and north from the opposite side to encircle the small Izyum Salient that included Severodonesk/Lysychsnsk and a modest area to the west of those cities. The Ukrainian Army stopped that cold. As a result Russia downsized it’s ambitions and began a ferocious offensive on a miniscule scale to reduce the Soverodonetsk Salient, a tiny scrap of land 20 miles by 20 miles. This has been successful but has required all the offensive power they have left, and they have suffered heavy losses in personnel, materiel, and consumables for little gain. If you look at the battle map of the Donbass, on April 1st Russia held almost all the territory in the Donbass it holds now. Overall a pathetic show by Raggedy Bear. As for the Ukrainian Army taking back territory, they need time to train and equip. The West is providing both. No one expects Ukraine to start a major offensive in August or will give up on them if they don’t.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  127. Hitch says:
    @peterAUS

    Nato’s proxy army, the AFU, have gotten their asses kicked out of Lugansk despite 8 years of training and preparation and the best leadership, special forces and most advanced weaponry Nato has to offer. It is so bad that Nato is shelling Russian civilians, locking draft age Ukrainian men in their homes and drafting Ukrainian women to fight their war.

    When you are losing this badly, there are ever fewer options left. So Nato cranks up the propaganda war, first by telling ever more lies about Russia, then by mind controlling their own sheeple.

    The ECB already imposed negative interest rates on the sheeple, so why not “negative electricity rates” too?

  128. @peterAUS

    Thanks for that. Admittedly it was only one operation, but the Ukrainian Army has conducted a successful limited offensive on a larger scale. They pushed the Russian Army away from Kharkiv, an impressive achievement. Overall I agree on your points.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  129. @Hitch

    And the repercussion for these two Scandinavians joining NATO could be that Belarus gets nuclear weapons, or at least be equipped to launch them. That’s what they achieved.

  130. @Anonymous

    peterAUS used to have direct contact with some guys holed up in Azovstal (or so he claimed …) giving him all sorts of optimistic information too but he won’t tell us what happened to that. The line must have gone silent, dead silent.

    • Thanks: Hitch
  131. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “Ukrainian casualties are running somewhere around 1000/day. End of August is 56 days away. 56000 Ukrainian families will be devastated, and 56000 young Ukrainian men, most of them untrained draftees, will be dead or have their lives ruined. All so that j2 can “see what happens”.”

    Ukraine has 200 dead per day and c. 500 wounded per day, so about 700 causalities per day, but it can be 1000 per day as you say. Russia has 150 dead per day and maybe 250 wounded per day. How this compares to other wars? Men die in a war. Defending homeland is a traditional task for men. Putin started this war not for any defense purposes but only intending to build an empire like Peter the Great. He is the one causing all this killing. In the Winter War Finns had 260 dead per day from a population of 3.7 million and could continue for 105 days, could have continued longer had they had ammunition. The population of Ukraine is 44 million. They can continue with those losses for years if needed as they can replace the soldiers. Russia can continue 9 months before it has lost 1/3 of its 330,000 (usually 1/3 causalities is a limit to stop) assuming that it cannot easily replace the troops, but probably it still can. The critical limit is now not men on either side, but it can be some classes of weapons or ammunition on either side, rather not on the Ukraine side as it has helpers.

    • LOL: Hitch
    • Replies: @Hitch
  132. Hitch says:

    Question: How will we know that Russia is winning the economic flank of this hybrid war of Nato against Russia?

    Answer: When the major Nato and EU power comes begging on its hands and knees to open Nordstream II.

    https://www.handelsblatt.com/dpa/energie-linke-politiker-mit-moskau-ueber-gas-und-nord-stream-2-reden/28483342.html

    The left-wing energy expert Klaus Ernst calls for talks with Russia on secure gas supplies and the commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline – and thus reaps opposition in his own party. In view of the sharp rise in prices in Germany, it is immoral to maintain the sanctions against Russia as usual, Ernst told the “Rheinische Post” (Wednesday).

    Oh no! j2, peterAUS and Bombercommand want, want, want the war to go on!

    “The Federal Government must now do everything to ensure the energy supply,” said the member of the Bundestag, who is chairman of the Energy and Climate Committee. “To do this, you have to talk to Russia, despite the war in violation of international law.
    If necessary, also about putting Nord Stream 2 into operation
    for a limited period of time, unless the gas supply can be guaranteed otherwise.”

  133. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Defending homeland is a traditional task for men.

    LOL. Ukraine was never a country, and it most certainly is not one now. It is merely a gollum for ZOG, ruled by Jewish oligarchs and fighting a proxy war that would bring zero benefit to the “Ukrainian” people who have been raped and plundered for decades even if it was won.

    The Irony here is that those idiots dying on the battlefield for Ukraine think they are still fighting the Bolsheviks that caused the Holodomor, and the idiots dying on the battlefield for Russia think that they are still fighting the Third Reich. It just goes to show you the degree of mind control going on across the entire planet, as if “global warming”, “Covid 19”, and the “vaccinations” shouldn’t be proof enough.

    The main difference now is that the Ukrainian side is fighting for Judea, Khazaria, Globohomo, and the Great Reset, while the Russian side still hasn’t figured out that their enemies are the same Judeo-communists who their fathers and grandfathers fought and died for in WWII. Russians still haven’t figured out that if Hitler was running Germany today that they would be on the same side. In many ways Ukraine today is the mirror image of Russia in 1941, and Russia today is the mirror image of Germany in 1941.

    • Agree: geokat62
    • Replies: @j2
  134. @j2

    Getting pretty wordy. “The ‘Soviet’ weapon arsenal must be destroyed”….fat chance of that. Just read in Veterans Today that Ukie officers SOLD a pair of the long-range 152 Caesars via a broker to Russia for the knockdown price of 125k Euro apiece. Corruption in Ukraine is becoming legendary.

    • Replies: @j2
  135. @Bombercommand

    That “tiny scrap of land” was not Land, per se, but highly urbanized and extremely easy to defend. With one hand tied behind their backs, due to concern over the possibility of civilian casualties (in vivid contrast to the “blast em all” policy of a certain unnamed “superpower”) Russian military was obliged to take the route of gradual attrition mainly by artillery softening, while minimizing their own casualties. It was a classic victory over a deeply dug-in opponent…the cream of the Ukie army.

    You and your comrade in harms are looking sillier and sillier in your protestations of Ukie victory. Get over it. You lost.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
    , @j2
  136. @emerging majority

    Russia lost the war strategically when it ran back to Belarus with its tail between its legs after it failed to capture Kiev. Same in the northeast sector(Chernihiv). At that time it held about the same amount of territory in the Donbass as it has now. Russia’s Donbass offensive has been going on for months now with almost nothing to show for it. Ukraine regained more territory around Kharkiv than Russia has gained attacking the Severodonesk Salient, and in a small fraction of the time. After Russia gave up on taking Kiev and concentrated on Donbass they first tried a broad front attack 200 miles wide, that fell flat on its face in a week with zero gains. Next Russia tried to drive south from Izyum and north from the opposite side to encircle the Izyum Salient. Ukraine stopped that cold. Finally Russia concentrated it’s entire combat power on the tiny scrap of land in the extreme east, the Severodonetsk Salient. The Russian gains in the Severodonesk Salient are so small they are barely visible on a map. To see them I have to greatly magnify the map. The Severodonesk Salient in its entirety is about 20 miles by 20 miles. A pathetic show by Raggedy Bear.

  137. j2 says:
    @emerging majority

    “Just read in Veterans Today that Ukie officers SOLD a pair of the long-range 152 Caesars via …”

    Veterans Today is much like Russian Today and clearly they sold a Soviet 152 mm howitzer as Caesar (maybe Msta-S with a laurel wreath on top like Caesar has in Asterix) to some particularly stupid Russians, Caesar from France uses 155 mm NATO ammunition.

  138. j2 says:
    @emerging majority

    “Russian military was obliged to take the route of gradual attrition mainly by artillery softening, while minimizing their own casualties.”

    Only, Russian losses were quite high.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  139. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “The main difference now is that the Ukrainian side is fighting for Judea, Khazaria, Globohomo, and the Great Reset, while the Russian side still hasn’t figured out that their enemies are the same Judeo-communists who their fathers and grandfathers fought and died for in WWII. Russians still haven’t figured out that if Hitler was running Germany today that they would be on the same side. In many ways Ukraine today is the mirror image of Russia in 1941, and Russia today is the mirror image of Germany in 1941.”

    In 1941 Hitler was fighting the war for collecting Jews to Ukraine to create Israel after the war, that was his mission and he lost the war on purpose. So, Hitler was no friend of Germany, he was a friend of Judea. Stalin was a friend of Judea at that time (before he figured out that they will poison him, as they did). Stalin recognized the new state of Israel and got weapons from the USA, a friend of Judea. In that war Judea was on both sides and on purpose made a darwinistic selection on Jews (without asking if they want it), because Judea is not Jews. Judea or Zion used to be a secret society of Masons and rich Jews, now it no more has Masons, but it has Jewish bankers and other like-minded people, and it is not a secret society but more like an informal group.

    Today Putin is a friend of Jews, as he has shown many times. Zelensky is a friend of Jews as a Jew. And the USA is also a friend of Jews, as always and as American Christian Zionists want. There is no enemy of Jews in this war, nobody intends to kill them unlike in the WWII. Instead, they kill Gentiles. Putin and the USA are also for Judea, the hidden hand, not sure of Zelensky, he used to be just a lawyer and an actor, not high enough to know Judea. Ukrainian people and soldiers are not for Judea, as they only know Russia as Russia has been since the time of Ivan the Great, a country that wants to be an empire. And you Hitch are on a wrong side. There is no correct side in this war, but you have taken one side and that side is wrong. There is some game behind this war, probably both sides of this war are wrong, like was in the WWII. Better not take sides. Despite of that, Russia must be stopped as Putin is losing his intellectual capabilities and may start a nuclear war.

  140. Hitch says:

    In 1941 Hitler was fighting the war for collecting Jews to Ukraine to create Israel after the war, that was his mission and he lost the war on purpose. So, Hitler was no friend of Germany, he was a friend of Judea.

    That is a narrative that Jews want you to believe. I don’t believe it myself.

    Ukrainian people and soldiers are not for Judea

    Neither you nor I nor any of the media can honestly judge this. Even if we ignore the malign influence of the Judaic Media, it is up to the various inhabitants of the various Ukrainian provinces to decide this. Of course Soros, Globohomo, Schwab, Stoltenberg and Kolmoisky are not going to give up their control and influence of the Ukrainian “volk” without a fight, and this is a large part of what this war is about. Of course a bigger part of what this war is about is control over the European and American middle class.

    As far as Putin goes, to claim that he is “losing his intellectual capabilities” and Biden, Johnson, Macron, Draghi or Sanna Marin are not is absurd.

  141. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    “Ukrainian people and soldiers are not for Judea”

    They probably aren’t but that’s irrelevant. They are in fact fighting for Judea, but they’re so anti-Russian they can’t see it.

    • Replies: @j2
  142. j2 says:
    @Anonymous

    There is some game behind this war, but the simplest version of this game fits all events so far. That is, the “official” explanation for what is happening is that Putin tries to change the world order and raise Russia to a major player in the world order. The powers that are do not accept this and have decided to strip Russia of much of its conventional military power. This means that countries that have been under Russian influence are separated from Russian influence and if Russia starts a war, as it did in Ukraine, it will spend much of its old Soviet arsenal, which reduces Russian conventional military power. Russia will not win the war and will suffer in the long run from sanctions. This explanation does not have Jews anywhere, nor do they need to be anywhere in this war, they are currently mostly in Israel and the USA.

    Judea or Zion, the hidden hand, is always somewhere planning something. Maybe this group now wants globalization. Maybe that is the group wanting globalization and world peace, green energy and saving the planet. For globalization Russia playing an independent mini-superpower role is not desirable at the moment, as this role means that Russia invades other countries. But it is not so clear if this group, the hidden hand, is the group that wants globalization and any peace anywhere. This group created the Soviet Union and two world wars and wanted a two-polar world after WWII and got it. Usually this group profits from wars and does not want world peace. Maybe the group behind globalization (with the side effect of minority rights, including LGBT+) is Europeans, who are tired of war and want simply to stop power politics, including from Russia, and actually want to save the planet instead of killing Gentiles as Russia now does.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  143. peterAUS says:
    @Bombercommand

    Correct, up to a point. Sort of yes and no.
    This could look as nitpicking and being contrarian but it isn’t. Or I am not trying to.

    The “Kiev fiasco” was, IMHO, from Ukrainian side, simply sort of pursuit. Objective to clear and secure areas already vacated by retreating Russians; not as in “lingo” to cut off/destroy the retreating force.

    Or, Russians didn’t retreat because they were pushed by Ukrainians. They retreated because of all that shitshow their military is and couldn’t keep the seized terrain. Russians, in effect, collapsed there due to their weaknesses.

    Anyway.

    It’s a bit different now.
    They have, more or less, concentrated and consolidated. The later in particular.

    It’s a world of difference defending against incompetent and stretched out enemy on home turf, and attacking that, still incompetent but concentrated and consolidated enemy.

    You can train a platoon of militia to defend their homes in three weeks, tops. It takes 3 months to train them to attack a prepared defensive position.

    That’s why I don’t see anything more than small unit raids until, probably, Spring next year.

    Having said that, SAS trained platoons of raiders, well equipped by thermals, will make life a Hell on Earth for Russians in the coming winter. Novorossiya militia’s in particular.

    Agree with your comment 139.

    • Replies: @j2
    , @Bombercommand
  144. peterAUS says:
    @j2

    May I make a suggestion:
    How about you forget about the current Finish strategy/operations/tactics and approach this war just from Ukrainian/Russian perspective?

    Just a thought.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @j2
  145. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    “Or, Russians didn’t retreat because they were pushed by Ukrainians. They retreated because of all that shitshow their military is and couldn’t keep the seized terrain. Russians, in effect, collapsed there due to their weaknesses.”

    Russians retreated because their supply lines were broken, so they did not have food, fuel and ammunition. This was partly caused by logistic problems in Russian army, but mainly it was caused by Ukrainians attacking supplies. The 60 km convey stayed in a place because bridges to Kiev were blown up by Ukraine and they did not manage to set a pontoon bridge. They run out of fuel because two fuel trains were destroyed by Ukrainians. And Ukrainians (or the foreign volonteers) took Bucha. It is true that Russia collapsed only due to its weakness.

    “You can train a platoon of militia to defend their homes in three weeks, tops. It takes 3 months to train them to attack a prepared defensive position. ”

    Ukraine has pushed Russians out of several prepared defensive positions in Kherson oblast. The issue is not if this position was prepared, it is how strongly it is defended: as Russia does not have enough men to have strong defense on the whole line of 1000 km, there are weak points that can be attacked. Strong points are not attacked, they are encirculated, the defenders of these positions run out of ammunition in some time. A conscript army is not a Rambo army storming strongly defended positions, but it can do what is needed. Reservists in a conscript army have six to twelve months (or more, 2-3 years in Soviet times) of training that only needs to be recalled, they are not untrained militia in Ukraine, most Ukrainian men have had a conscript service.

    • Disagree: peterAUS
  146. Hitch says:

    Gonzo Lira does a great deconstruction of Mike Pompeo’s recent speech at the Hudson Institute. In this speech Pompeo really lays out the military side of the war for the hegemony of the “liberal order”. I found this section quite striking:

    This war in Ukraine has nothing to do with the “freedom” or “independence” of Ukraine or Taiwan, it is all about ZOG hegemony, pure and simple. Those Ukrainian young men dying horrible deaths in the trenches of Donbas are not doing it for Ukraine. They are doing it because they are a “lighthouse” to guide the judeo drag queen takeover of the planet.

  147. Hitch says:
    @peterAUS

    How about you forget about the current Finish strategy/operations/tactics and approach this war just from Ukrainian/Russian perspective?

    Yeah, that’s the ticket. Who cares about puny provincial Finland anyway. Once you join Nato you are a ZOG slave state, and after that only ZOG matters, and your people become Noahide slaves. Take Australia as an example. The shitizens were locked down for months at a time, and if they “tested” positive they were sent to a covid concentration camp. This is what you shitty litte Finnish people deserve,just like Australians! How dare you even suggest that Finnish strategies and concerns are of any matter to ZOG.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  148. Anonymous[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hitch

    The pathetic thing is, Finland isn’t even getting any security guarantees here:

    https://nypost.com/2022/07/05/finland-sweden-inch-closer-to-becoming-nato-members/

    No Article 5 for them. Talk about stupid.

    • Thanks: Hitch
    • Replies: @Hitch
  149. peterAUS says:

    You appear to be strongly drawn to this topic.
    More importantly, even for wrong reasons, you are one of last bulwarks here against Putintard invasion of this online pub. Admire your persistence, even for, I think, slightly skewered reasons.
    So, I’d reply.
    Ah, yes, you are also one of those guys who read a lot of books about grand strategies etc. Nothing wrong with it; the PROBLEM is, you often neglect taking care of details. The devil is ….
    Putintards are famous for it; they get awed by Su-whatever, hypersonics etc; don’t, even, register that the troopers don’t have optical sights and haven’t zeroed iron sights before the advance. Things like that.

    I also know that you (as your types do always) won’t see the below as important. That’s fine.
    I am just exercising my right to free speech here. Bad day for fishing here.

    there are weak points that can be attacked.

    Always.

    Strong points are not attacked, they are encirculated, the defenders of these positions run out of ammunition in some time.

    Sometimes.
    Now…what happens if those troops encircle several mutually supported strongpoints with access to pre-registered artillery fire?

    A conscript army is not a Rambo army storming strongly defended positions, but it can do what is needed.

    Encircle and wait out you mean? Fine. There is, though, that thing called “calling arty on oneself”. Works well when you are in a good strongpoint and the enemy is in the open ground around you. Just saying…

    Reservists in a conscript army have six to twelve months (or more, 2-3 years in Soviet times) of training that only needs to be recalled, they are not untrained militia in Ukraine, most Ukrainian men have had a conscript service.

    Let me clarify: a guy is in early 30s, family, kids, sedentary work, overweight, decent drinker. Hasn’t touched a firearm in a decade. Can’t jog a mile before getting a heart attack. So, you just call that fellow, give him weapons, equipment and off he goes into high level conventional combat? O………………K.
    That’s what, actually, Russians are doing to those poor souls in Novorossya.
    Ukrainians appear to be more careful about their blood. One of perks when working under NATO supervision.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @Hitch
    , @j2
    , @Hitch
  150. @peterAUS

    I wasn’t trying to imply that the Ukrainians were capable of reproducing their success around Kharkiv at a larger scale and at many points. I think the Kharkiv success was a one time operation made due to desperation to stop the Russians from shelling, let the citizens of Kharkiv live a somewhat normal life and demonstrate the Ukrainian Army can protect its citizens from attack. The Ukrainians tried the same thing at Kherson and it didn’t work out nearly as well, the Russians took back most, of not all, Ukrainian gains. Yep, along the front of the Lugansk Kherson Arc the Russians are in consolidation mode, defensive posture, well prepared positions. I am sure the Russian defenses are formidable. I don’t see the Ukraine having the capability to go up against that for many months, your Spring 2023 prediction is realistic. I agree with your idea of small unit raiders against the line of contact all winter. It is within Ukraine’s capabilities and deals with the critical political issue of not allowing the line of contact to solidify into a de facto border.

    • Agree: peterAUS
    • Replies: @peterAUS
  151. @j2

    “Quite high”, you say. Was that the state of your mind?

  152. @j2

    Such pilpul. You state, ex cathedra, that “Putin is losing his intellectual capabilities and may start a nuclear war”. Pilpul is frequently reverse logic. Your statement precisely describes Biden, not Putin.

  153. peterAUS says:
    @peterAUS

    You can’t resist a long reply; that’s fine.

    Now, before doing it here is a little homework for you:
    Say…a town in Western Ukraine got an order from the “top” to send a motorized infantry battalion to the front for a coming offensive around Kherson area. CO and the staff are manned by cadre professionals. The rest are reservists from that town.
    Let’s assume they have access to an improvised small arms range and a battalion level tactical grounds close to the town.

    Now….what do you think…how much time is needed to get them combat ready?
    Yes..yes, I know: they’ll be used only as second echelon to hold already taken positions/lines. Per book. Most likely they’ll be used to gap Russian counterattack and/or replace already mauled first echelon battalion to keep the attack going.

    Things like that aren’t, usually, in all those books, I am afraid.
    Ah, yes, a hint: those guys are UKRAINIANS, in UKRAINE. Not Finns in Finland.

    So…a week? Month? Three months? What say you?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @j2
  154. @j2

    Again the reverse logic pilpul. It is the U\$\$A which invades other countries, generally ones nowhere near North America. Russia is merely addressing a coup d’etat regime change that was carefully calculated by the “powers of the Beast” to serve as a launching pad for the breakup of Russia. Some of their spokesmen have openly admitted that strategy.

    • Replies: @j2
  155. Anonymous[207] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterAUS

    Butt-plug say what?

  156. peterAUS says:
    @Bombercommand

    I don’t see the Ukraine having the capability to go up against that for many months, your Spring 2023 prediction is realistic. I agree with your idea of small unit raiders against the line of contact all winter.

    Well, it’s simple combination of:
    Not yet having armed forces capable of offensive operations in general; even in (large) scale exercises.
    Ukrainian weather.
    Last, and definitely not the least, the (required) low combat capability of Russian forces. They are very close to getting exhausted for offensive operations, so, “low for offensive”. The same troops, though, can, with ease, defend the terrain they’ve taken. It will take time to get those weakened enough (moral in particular) to break under Ukrainian attack. I see sanctions doing the most work there.

    It is within Ukraine’s capabilities and deals with the critical political issue of not allowing the line of contact to solidify into a de facto border.

    You’ve made a very good point about “not allowing the line of contact….”.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  157. @peterAUS

    It is easy to become lost in the details of the military situation but we must never lose sight of the fact that Russia’s invasion of The Ukraine serves a political goal: sever a chunk of The Ukraine and convert it into an Autonomous Republic under Russian control(problematical but achievable) or outright annex it to Russia(illegal under all norms, last resort only). Generally speaking, a nation state is defined by 1) definable borders and 2) territorial continuity. It is easy to see that Russia is trying to achieve both conditions in the Donbass. The Ukraine does not have the military power at present to sever the Russian occupied territory into disconnected chunks. However preventing the line of contact from solidifying into a definable border by constant disruption is within Ukraine’s capabilities, provided they receive the specialized equipment and training required(The West has that in spades). The Ukraine has won the defensive war but, as you point out, cannot go on the offensive. Conversely, as you wrote, Russia’s offensive power is exhausted but it still has more than adequate defensive power to defend what it has seized, and indeed has gone to a defensive posture along nearly all of the Lugansk Kherson Arc, seeking, as you wrote “consolidation”. The Ukraine’s short and medium term military operations must serve the purpose of denying Russia its political goal while achieving the Ukrainian political goal of preventing a de facto internal border emerging within it’s sovereign territory.

  158. Hitch says:
    @Anonymous

    I wasn’t aware that Finland was that stupid, but then again the “elected” that zombie Sanna Marin to be prime minister. Here is what NY Post wrote:

    ​Finland, which shares a 840-mile border with Russia, ​and Sweden, which has a maritime border with Russia, will not initially be covered by Article 5 — which states that an attack against one member is an attack on all — but will be given access to intelligence. ​

    The ratification process could take up to a year, and remains uncertain — as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that his government could still scuttle the bid if its demands for Stockholm and Helsinki to turn over alleged terror suspects are not met.​

    Already Sweden is reneging on extraditions. Even if this does pass Finland has no Article 5 protection, whose obligation for all of Nato to go to war is constantly over stated anyway.

    The Boris Johnson signed some kind of mutual defense pact between the UK and Finland. I don’t know if it is ratified or not, but in any case we know that England’s fake security guarantees to Poland directly led to WWII already.

    So Finland is really playing the fool. Of course they are in good company, every European Union “leader” is ignoring the well being of their own citizens and all of the EU to boot. Von der Leyen is a complete ZOG sell out anyway. Of course this is precisely the same thing we saw with Covid and what we see with Zero-Carbon. European leadership is complete insane. They are all in the thrall of Judeo racial supremacists like Schwab, Soros and the Rothschilds.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
    , @j2
  159. Hitch says:
    @peterAUS

    you are one of last bulwarks here against Putintard invasion of this online pub.

    This pathetic straw-man comment was written to j2.

    The vast majority of people writing against the actions of Ukraine and Nato on UR are not “Putintards”, as you try to slur them with. They are anti-war and anti-Nato. Putin, and Russia, is a victim of Nato aggression. This is what you steadfastly refuse to deal with. In fact, these commentors, like myself, are well aware of what Putin has been up to in regards to mandatory vaccinations and CBDC’s. If we support Putin it is because he is the only one with enough spine to confront Nato and it’s bloody globo-homo drag queen parade across history.

    It is not that we are “Putintards”, it is that you are a Nato apologist. That very same Nato that has left a string of dozens of crushed and ruined countries all across the planet. Nato stands for “North Atlantic Treaty Organization”, yet it has crowned itself the “Planet Earth Treaty Organization” and is even recruiting South Korea.

    I have asserted many times that Nato is little more than the Rothschild army. The Rothschilds are of course Jewish, and all these wars and millions dead caused by Nato in the last few decades are really just about Jewish hegemony, Eretz Israel and Khazaria 2.0.

    That makes you, peterAUS, either a Jew, a Crypto-jew, or an Shabbez Goyim. Take your pick, I really don’t care which it is. I have nothing but scorn for people like you, or your messiah Michael Pompeo.

  160. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    “May I make a suggestion:”

    agreed.

  161. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    “Say…a town in Western Ukraine got an order from the “top” to send a motorized infantry battalion to the front for a coming offensive around Kherson area. CO and the staff are manned by cadre professionals. The rest are reservists from that town.
    Let’s assume they have access to an improvised small arms range and a battalion level tactical grounds close to the town.

    Now….what do you think…how much time is needed to get them combat ready?”

    You are asking how much time does it take to mobilize a battalion from reservists? The men of a town in West Ukraine are called to service. They arrive into a site where the troop is formed. Each man has his planned war time position. Let us assume these men were planned to form a light infantry battalion. Platoon commanders are either reservists with reserve officer training or junior staff officers. Above platoon commanders are staff officers, so professionals. You form the troop and then make a war exercise with this troop. How long does this take?

    The mobilization time depends on the country and is a war secret, as are the units that are formed. A first and second echelon reserve light infantry brigade should be combat ready in some days because it is the same as calling these people to war exercises, which has been done for this unit every few years and war exercise usually last e.g. two weeks. The mobilizing the whole first and second echelon reserves takes weeks, some units take a lot of time than an infantry battalion. In Ukraine mobilizing first and second echelon reserves took 90 days. Mobilizing older reservists takes more time because one should give them some weeks of training as they have forgotten more and there are new weapons they do not know. However, if the war situation does not allow this, these men are sent to the front after giving them a rifle and a cockade. Then, of course, they have higher losses, but this may be necessary if the situation is critical.

    I do not quite understand what you mean by an improvised small arms range, an infantry battalion has the planned equipment, it is not improvised, these units have been planned in the mobilization plan. The men have been planned to the positions they have in the war time battalion in the war time mobilization plan. They know how to use the equipment they receive.

    Maybe you mean a situation where the military tries to form combat ready troops from improvised people’s militia. This militia has some odd set of weapons and though most men have a conscript service long ago there are men and women without any army service. You want to send this troop to Donbass, how long training it needs? You can send them to defend the trenches after short training, but to make them into an army unit you need to give them a normal conscript army training where they learn to act as a group according to commands of the commander. This takes six months for soldiers. This is creating new army troops, not mobilizing reserves.

    But Ukraine or Finland, if there is a conscript army, then there is also a mobilization plan. They are in safety boxes in local army headquarters, some officer has carefully planned what the troops are, who is where, what equipment there is, where this equipment is stored, what the structure of this unit is, where is it in the hierarchy, how it is going to be used. It is planned, not improvised. Of course, it might be all mess in a Rus’ country, I could not know. But I think conscript armies are pretty similar everywhere.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  162. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    “Now…what happens if those troops encircle several mutually supported strongpoints with access to pre-registered artillery fire?”

    This happens. You can try to split too large encirculated troops into smaller parts, but it may not succeed. Some of these encirculated troops would last to the end of the war and cause is a big problem that encirculating them ties forces. Therefore you have to bomb them to rubble with artillery. So, let the too large encirculated troops escape. They want to escape as they do not do anything useful when they are encirculated. This is why Ukraine let Russian troops around East from Kiev escape, though they were encirculated.

    “Encircle and wait out you mean?”

    No, encircle and make false attacks (that they cannot know that they are false, and maybe they are not). The purpose is that they use their ammunition and when it is short, they either try to break through or you attack. If they break through, they will be followed and they have losses.

    “Let me clarify: a guy is in early 30s, family, kids, sedentary work, overweight, decent drinker. Hasn’t touched a firearm in a decade. Can’t jog a mile before getting a heart attack. So, you just call that fellow, give him weapons, equipment and off he goes into high level conventional combat?”

    Ukraine mobilizes only 1 million men, not 4 million men as it could. So, if one out of 4 is still in a reasonable shape, he is called. The separatists mobilize all, they have this problem. Ukrainian men in the front shown in the TV are all in good shape and with high morale. They have divided the force into a regular army and the territorial troops. The territorial troops mostly guard cities and do not need to run, probably do not need to shoot. Some small groups of territorial troops make partisan actions, but they are volunteers and in shape. I simply refer to the world wars where there were conscript armies in both sides and they fought the war whatever their shape was. Already limiting to 19-60 years men (in a normal country, not the USA with thick people) means that most are in a good enough shape. You exclude the ill in mobilization, unless it is the separatists, who take everybody.

  163. Hitch says:
    @peterAUS

    Upon consideration, there are two types of shabboz goyim that peterAUS might be one of:
    – The groveling drag queen taking Jewish perversion coins up the arse kind. That is definitely “One of perks when working

    under NATO supervision.<

    /i>”
    – The money grubbing sell out your own people for a silver shekel kind.
    Personally, I would say that is more of the latter kind, but he could be a hybrid as well.

    Of course peterOUT would know about “supervising” Nato underlings.

  164. @Hitch

    No, it is “Hitch” and Anonymous[408] who are stupid, absurdly stupid. PENDING RATIFICATION of the signed agreement regarding NATO membership, Finland and Sweden will not have Article 5 protection. The Parliaments of all NATO members must ratify the signed agreement, only then will Finland and Sweden officially be members of NATO, with the same rights and duties of the other members, including Article 5. The article states the ratification process might take up to a year. Try improving your reading comprehension, “Hitch”. I shouldn’t have to be schooling you on this, it’s tiresome.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  165. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “So Finland is really playing the fool.”

    Let me comment that there are many Western (and of course Russian) military analysts who do not believe that Finland can defend alone against a Russian attack. They say that Helsinki falls in 24 hours in a strategic strike, like Kiev was to fall, and that Finland will not manage to mobilize because Russian long-range weapons will destroy the troops when they are formed. Ukraine did manage to stop the strategic strike and it managed to mobilize. Both were major achievements, they could or could not be repeated if Russia attacked Finland. There is absolutely no sense for Finland to rely on independent defense if there is a chance to join NATO in this time when Russian army is occupied in Ukraine, and will not gain its strength before the NATO agreement is ratified. Finns are simply rational. Putin said that he was not going to attack Ukraine, he did. Putin cannot be trusted, so Finns do not trust him. Neither could the Soviet Union be trusted, the danger was there all the time. Why exactly would you like to have Finland in a constant danger, as it has been since the WWII?

    “Of course they are in good company, every European Union “leader” is ignoring the well being of their own citizens and all of the EU to boot. Von der Leyen is a complete ZOG sell out anyway. Of course this is precisely the same thing we saw with Covid and what we see with Zero-Carbon. European leadership is complete insane. They are all in the thrall of Judeo racial supremacists like Schwab, Soros and the Rothschilds.”

    The USA has a large Jewish population, the EU does not. It is not so much under ZOG as you may think. You have your own conspiracy theories, in Europe people vote for their leaders, so these leaders have popular support. You need not like their ideas and if you think you have better ideas than these elected leaders, then make your own party, win the elections, form the government, and then implement your ideas, but Europeans do not want Russian to invade Europe and Putin to dictate his ideas. There are already such people, like Marine Le Pen, but she lost in elections. Try if you manage better, or leave foreign countries go their own way.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  166. j2 says:
    @emerging majority

    “Again the reverse logic pilpul. It is the U\$\$A which invades other countries, generally ones nowhere near North America. Russia is merely addressing a coup d’etat regime change that was carefully calculated by the “powers of the Beast” to serve as a launching pad for the breakup of Russia. Some of their spokesmen have openly admitted that strategy. ”

    The powers that are means the USA and Western democracies. They do not accept Russia changing the world order and attacking other countries. They have nothing against the USA doing it. Thus, these powers that are will stop Russia. You are such a moralist, always offering a moralistic argument of the type: does not Russia have the same right as the USA? Let me ask you, does Iceland have this right? No. Does Germany have this right? No. Why should Russia have this right since the USA is so strong that it takes this right even though it has no right for it? Only if Russia indeed is also that strong that it can take this right, but it is not. It will be stopped. As the USA is that strong, it will not be stopped for the time being, but European countries do occasionally criticize the USA for its actions.

  167. What a confused melange of rights and fights. Most sense I can make of it is that you consider the U\$\$A to be strong. Not quite so.

    Chief Executive is a diddling dotard. Strategic oil reserve is being depleted to meet the demands of a foreign policy which is intended to cut Europe off from Russian petroleum supplies…all at the expense of the American driver and trucker. Currently, polls reveal that 90% of the Americans feel “our” government is off-base.

    Military side of the equation is drastic, hinging on dire. Top of the line fighter aircraft, Lockheed-Martin’s F-35 has one problem after another and is called the “Flying Turkey” by veteran pilots. Military is infested with wokeness, with the latest being panties for alleged trannies, most of whom happen to be drag-queens who lavish in the special attention. Women! are ranking officers in platoons and companies and likely soon battalions. Running a front-line unit at “that time of the month”?

    Missiles: To even get to the Space Station, Russian engines are needed. Latest attempt at successfully testing a hypersonic missile ended in yet another crash and burn.

    Naval power: Offensive strategy is based on carrier groups. Floating coffins for some 5,000 sailors should the shit hit the fan. Between Russian hypersonics, currently unstoppable and Chinese submarines which have this nasty habit of surfacing in the middle of a carrier battle-group; the primary engine of U\$\$A naval “superiority” has been revealed as centering on sitting ducks.

    Years ago, Mao castigated the U\$\$A as a “Paper Tiger”. He was a few decades ahead of his time.

    Only strength the U\$\$A currently demonstrates is a “Primus Inter Pares” among its NATO satellites and overexposed and under protected Third-World nations. As a first class military juggernaut, the ruptured republic, captured by Zionist oligarchs, has definitely seen better days.

  168. peterAUS says:
    @j2

    You are asking how much time does it take to mobilize a battalion from reservists?

    No. I am asking how much time does it take to make an Ukrainian motorized infantry battalion, made up from reservists, combat effective to participate in offensive operations.
    Suggestion: you’ll find a good starting position in link in the comment 161.

    ….I do not quite understand what you mean by an improvised small arms range…

    It means that, in proper military, part of getting combat ready involves a lot of live firing.

    You want to send this troop to Donbass, how long training it needs?

    Yes.

    …to make them into an army unit you need to give them a normal conscript army training where they learn to act as a group according to commands of the commander. This takes six months…

    Something like that, hence offensive operations sometime in Spring 2023.

    As for the comment 166:
    Q1:
    Attacking troops get pinned down by crossfire from strongpoints and then mauled by pre-registered artillery fire.
    Q2:
    The above; if necessary finished of by an air strike(s) and ground force counterattack.
    Q3:
    It takes 3 months of proper training to make an average fit person into combat effective infantryman. It’s one thing being civilian “fit”. Its in another Universe being a combat effective infantryman capable of attacking a prepared enemy system.

    You are REALLY drawn to this topic; don’t know why and don’t much care (free will etc.). I made a suggestion to you ages ago and I’ll repeat it here, again: to understand this topic, you are so interested in, you need an input from the world of practice/experience. You need to find somebody who’s “been there” and work as a buddy team to address all this. You provide your dedication and theoretical knowledge and the another guy all those nitty-gritty details. A combination of both, then, could deliver a quality output.
    Good luck.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @peterAUS
    , @j2
  169. Hitch says:
    @peterAUS

    Let me translate this into non-Nato warmonger English for you j2.

    “Listen here you stupid Finland fuck. Nato is in charge now, you are our slave state. We will decide when and what kind of provocations we will make against Russia. When we say Jump, you answer “How High, Sir”. Your Finnish young men now belong to us, and we will decide how many you must draft and when, which wars they will fight in and how they will fight. If you don’t like that we will make sure that instead of Sanna Marin, your next prime minister will be much more like Hillary Clinton.”

    Here is an interesting Twitter thread about trench warfare and about Nato style arrogant Europeans like peterAUS do not care about your opinions of how a war should be fought.

    I hope you are happy now that you have turned Finland into a Nato slave state, Quisling j2.

  170. Anonymous[207] • Disclaimer says:

    jew2, bumboycommand, and peterPOS have really turned this thread into a retard-fest.

  171. Anonymous[207] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    EU not under ZOG control? You really are on drugs.

  172. peterAUS says:
    @peterAUS

    Re the last paragraph:
    You did write in our of our previous exchange that you didn’t have time/inclination for that suggestion of mine. That’s fine.
    Should you change you mind this would be a method:
    You keep doing what you’ve been doing.
    There must be plenty of (retired) Finish Majors/LtCols with related experience. Find the fellow and work together.

    PRACTICE. Play (war) games on a map. Staff exercise, if you will.
    Choose a place; say…Kherson. You play Russian side, he plays Ukrainian. Start with an Ukrainian battalion battle group in raid; RF company in defense. Do it, by the book. Not a big deal.
    Switch sides. Keep doing until good enough.
    Change the mission to seize and hold the ground. Switch, get good.
    Get at level up (Brigade…). Repeat. That should be good enough for what’s coming there.

    That’s the only way to really get all this for a civilian.

    My take, anyway.

  173. Anonymous[169] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    For a numbers guy, you don’t get a very basic point: it’s not the total number of Jews in the US (which is quite small), it’s their concentration in certain key areas (finance, media, government) that amplifies their power far out of proportion to their absolute numbers. Just as in Europe.

    Please try to pay better attention .

  174. Hitch says:

    Humanities real enemy is not Russia, it is people who side with these psychopaths:

  175. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    I read the article in 161. It is a good analysis, but returning to your question, I want to explain this issue a bit.

    In a conscript army there is the peacetime army, in Ukraine the land forces were c. 140,000-170,000 before this war depending on the source. There is the wartime army, which in Ukraine was 600,000. That means, 400,000 from reservists, of them 200,000 were 1. and 2. echelon reservists (which are called to war exercises).

    Then there is the reserve force, which means men with conscript service from years 20-60, which is yearclass*40, a yearclass is population/2*average age=40 million/120=330,000. 40 time this figure gives 13 million, but Ukraine has trained maybe 7 million. Ukraine has some 7 million assault rifles, but this figure is not the maximum wartime army size. A wartime army maximum size is typically 1/10 of the population, 4 million. This is how big army they could potentially create. This is the potential for mobilization, but it is not what has been planned in the mobilization plan. In the plan reservists are used to replace the losses and the wartime army has the planned size, 600,000.

    The wartime army size is 600,000 and for that size they had weapons (meaning also heavy weapons, much of them are now destroyed). The wartime army is in the mobilization plan, so 600,000 men were placed in the organization and had weapons allocated to them. They are not new units that need to be constructed from reservists. The Territorial Brigades are in addition to this regular wartime army and they have quite limited tasks, they cannot effectively attack. There are about 150,000 of territorial troops. Most of the men there are reservists, but a territorial unit is not an army unit. Foreign volunteers are usually put to these territorial troops. They naturally are not impressed by professionalism there, as these are militias, not regular army units.

    What you mean is that Ukraine now tries to mobilize an army of 1 million men. Then 600,000 men are in the wartime army and your question is of this 400,000. They are new units formed from reservists, some of whom are currently in Territorial Brigades. They were not allocated in a mobilization plan, they do not have allocated equipment, and they do not act like an army: the report explains how each command causes discussion. I think this information is from foreign volunteers and it reflects territorial troops, not the regular army. Here you are correct, to make these units into regular army units, there is needed long training. I would give them 6 months conscript training. But are these units really to be used in an attack? There are the 600,000 men in the regular army, with weapons and training. Certainly there are tasks for these 400,000 less trained troops that do not require attack capability. The UK trains 10,000 men. That is good, but 10,000 men are not 400,000 men, so most of these 400,000 have to be used as they are.

    The report does not say that the war will last many years. The report says that unless Ukraine gets what it needs, the war will last many years. I think the report does assume that the war can be finished to the end of the year, as that is the Ukraine position (largely because of economic reasons).

    • Replies: @j2
    , @peterAUS
  176. j2 says:
    @j2

    Or, it is not quite clear if the Ukraine wartime land force size was to be c. 900,000. I interpreted that their wartime army size was a bit under 900,000 and in land forces 600,000. But the information is a bit confusing in the web.

    Of your proposal of working with some Finnish retired army colonel, I have not kept connection with them for many years and do not intend to do so now. And soon I move to some other topic when the question whether the territorial defense strategy works of does not work is clarified. I will write a paper on it and put to the ResearchGate as a preprint, not to be submitted, and that’s it with this war. My interests are purely scientific. Not political, not special interest in military, only this is an open question and I solve open questions on any possible area for fun.

  177. peterAUS says:
    @j2

    …to make these units into regular army units, there is needed long training.

    Yep. More importantly, proper.

    I would give them 6 months conscript training.

    I’d call it “wartime combat training”. Very different from “conscript”.

    But are these units really to be used in an attack?

    If done properly, definitely.

    I think the report does assume that the war can be finished to the end of the year..

    I don’t.

    …. proposal of working with some Finnish retired army colonel, I have not kept connection with them for many years and do not intend to do so now…..

    No prob.

    …the question whether the territorial defense strategy works of does not work is clarified. I will write a paper on it and put to the ResearchGate as a preprint, not to be submitted, and that’s it with this war. My interests are purely scientific. Not political, not special interest in military, only this is an open question and I solve open questions on any possible area for fun.

    Interesting.

    • Replies: @j2
    , @Hitch
  178. @Bombercommand

    Well …maybe Russia should deal with Finland and Sweden before that Article 5 comes in force. Seems there’s a window of opportunity there.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  179. Hitch says:
    @peterAUS

    That RUSI “analysis” does have some interesting information in it, but it reads almost like a satire of “Weekend at Bernies”, where Ukraine is Bernie’s corps and Nato is trying desperately trying to prop him up for the big party.

    The entire document is about what “the west” can do to keep Ukraine fighting and to defeat Russia. It basically says that Ukraine needs more of everything, but most of all they need hundreds of thousands of newly Nato-tactic trained cannon fodder soldiers and cannon fodder non-commissioned officers to lead them.

    Meanwhile, in Lysychansk, Ukraine abandons reams of weapons and armored vehicles. The question is what did they lose more of, the armor they are begging Nato for, or the trained and experienced soldiers they are begging Nato to train for them at Nato’s expense?

    • Replies: @j2
    , @Bombercommand
  180. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    ” I would give them 6 months conscript training.

    I’d call it “wartime combat training”. Very different from “conscript”. ”

    A conscript army (i.e., not an army with professional soldiers for combat operations and conscripts for supporting roles as is the case in Russia today) is an army for war and the task of soldiers in a war is combat. Reservists are in civilian jobs in the peacetime and they are not taught anything beyond what is needed in wartime tasks of a soldier. The training given to them is for war in homeland defense, not for special military operations abroad, or being able to fight in any place in the world, or being able to handle many complicated weapon systems, or for supporting roles (for that are the B-men), or for parades and guarding the presidential palace. The training conscripts are given is planned for wartime homeland defense and it is compressed to the minimum time, which is 6 months for a soldier if you want these soldiers to be able to do anything. There is nothing unnecessary in this training (as there is no time to teach unnecessary things) and there is nothing essential missing from it (as there is no sense to give training that is missing something essential). What may look unnecessary in this training is not unnecessary (like drills and a troop being forgotten somewhere in a forest), it is essential: soldiers need to learn discipline, that is, to follow the orders and not to argue or discuss (as the report in comment 161 says Ukraine territorial troops currently do, which surprises foreign volunteers) or think: the most difficult task in this training is to stop the soldiers from thinking, like thinking that they might shoot their commander and run away, like Russian soldiers have done in Ukraine. Officers do the thinking and they also have discipline and do not question commands.

    So, this long training that you think Ukrainian soldiers need for being able to attack is to obey. If an officer has decided that an infantry unit will attack enemy positions, he has evaluated that it is possible and there are no heavy weapons that make it impossible. The soldiers charge against these position is the trained way, and that is all they need to do. The question is simply if they do that or not. According to the report in comment 161 it is the professional soldiers in the Russian army who are most reluctant to go to an attack, they are the ones who shoot their commander. It is because they think too much and realize that the command is not sensible, but it is a command and the idea is that soldiers fulfill commands and if a commander needs to be changed, it is a higher commander who does it. Certainly, after a conscript service an infantry unit can do an attack without any additional combat training. It depends on officers (who are professional) if the attack was well planned and a good decision, and what other service support he had for the attack or did not have. And if it is a suicide mission, why did the commander decide on a suicide mission, there should be a reason. (I see no reason why Ukraine kept Mariupol so long, but maybe there was.)

    The reason why Ukraine recently cannot counter-attack is according to the report in comment 161 that Russia uses artillery to stop Ukrainian troops from concentrating local overpower for an attack. The reason why Ukraine does not manage to disable these artillery units (apart from there being much Russian artillery) is that Russia uses jammers to stop the control channel to Ukraine UAVs and therefore Ukraine artillery or MLRS with precision weapons cannot work effectively. But the fix is simple: jammers radiate because that’s what they do, so they can be destroyed by munition targeting radiation sources, the UK gives Ukraine loitering munition of this type. Then Ukraine MLRS can better destroy Russian artillery ammunition deposits (that cannot be hidden well) and Russia runs out of artillery ammunition in the battle field. It does not matter how much artillery ammunition Russia has in Siberia, what matters is how much gets to howitzers. In my reading the report in comment 161 was quite optimistic and had a clear intention of changing the tide of the war in Ukraine benefit in a short time, certainly before the end of the year and more likely in a month or two. The report identified few items which give Russia the current overpower. All of them can be countered if Ukraine gets correct weapons. My guess is that it will get.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  181. Hitch says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Actually Mike, by all appearances Nato is expecting Finland to deal with Russia. Boris Johnson signing a mutual defense pact with Finland was the first indicator.

    Now we have this latest WEF global leader spokeshole announcement:

    Europe Can Never Be Secure While Russia Has Nuclear Weapons

    by KJELL MAGNE BONDEVIK , FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF

    Russia has threatened to use nuclear weapons. Not in defense, not to maintain stability, but to coerce and intimidate: to facilitate its invasion of Ukraine, to constrain the international community’s ability to respond, and to provide a cover for war crimes. In the lead up to last month’s NATO summit in Madrid, Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about placing nuclear weapons in Belarus. These actions are not something we should tolerate or shrug off. They constitute an immediate and appalling threat to all of us.

    Just as in WWII, Finland, now with that wonderful Nato support, will be expected to march on St. Petersburg, and to cut off the Murmansk railway. Those “plucky” Finn’s have voluntarily placed their country on the front lines.

    Of course all the Jewish US Senators will be expecting professionally trained soldiers like j2 to go fight “hand to hand” against those eeevil Ruskis.

    US Sen. Blumenthal Says He Hopes to See a ‘Hand-to-Hand Insurgency’ in Ukraine

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  182. Hitch says:
    @peterAUS

    I’d call it “wartime combat training”. Very different from “conscript”.

    LOL. How about terrorist training? Since Ukraine has instructions from Nato to bombard innocent ethnic Russian civilians all across Novorussia, they are not only war criminals be terrorists as well. Clearly this civilian bombing is to prevent any kind of peace deal between Russia and Ukraine, since it will force Russia to keep occupying more of Ukraine in order to stop the Nato rockets and artillery shells from raining down on Russian people.

    Here is another recent example of Nato terrorism in action:

    German troops planned attack on Crimea bridge

    Just before they were arrested, the conspirators had tried – unsuccessfully – to steal diving equipment from the Eckernfoerde naval facility near Kiel. Police say they had planned to travel to Ukraine a few days later. Ammunition, weapons and explosives were found at the home of the two soldiers. Stern said the stolen goods were partly intended for resale and partly for personal use – including the Crimea plot.

    The ring allegedly began operations last summer, and broke into a barracks in Alt Duvenstedt and a naval facility in Eckernfoerde at the beginning of 2022, before the hostilities in Ukraine escalated.

    Nato was stopping at nothing to provoke Russia into preemptively attacking Ukraine, this was obvious by the long string of provocations, media announcements of “Russia is going to invade”, and even pre-attack sanctions being put on Russia. But here we have the smoking gun: Nato was going to make a false flag by blowing up the Kerch straight bridge and blame it on Ukraine. That way they could be certain that Russia would react.

    Of course this string of provocations has just kept escalating. Blockading Königsberg and violating treaties through the Suwalki gap, blockading ethnic Russians and violating treaties on the Svalbard Islands, providing targeting information and weapons guidance to Ukraine, and of course UR just had a great article talking about all the special forces that are also killing Russian soldiers and murdering Russian civilians in Ukraine as I write this.

    Cook links to this fascinating piece, where he explains that there are tens of thousands of secret military spies on tax-free payroll across the planet:

    Inside the Military’s Secret Undercover Army

    This would explain the never ending and shameless warmongering by peterAUS and bombercommand. These guys are on the government payroll. Commentator Mike pointed out the peterAUS even revealed that he had contact with people on the inside of Azovstal. Clearly he is a hasbara spy.

  183. @Hitch

    NATO would absolutely love for Russia to drop a nuke on someone, especially to sink Helsinki, and they wouldn’t retaliate, but just turn up their anti-Russian propaganda hoping that this would be a PR disaster for Russia and help extend their sanctions among the rest of the world. Now if the rest of the world reaches a point where it no longer cares what happens to nasty NATO Europeans then maybe Russia can just drop a nuke or two to the cheers of the rest of the world.

    • Agree: Hitch
    • Replies: @j2
    , @emerging majority
  184. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “The entire document is about what “the west” can do to keep Ukraine fighting and to defeat Russia. It basically says that Ukraine needs more of everything, but most of all they need hundreds of thousands of newly Nato-tactic trained cannon fodder soldiers and cannon fodder non-commissioned officers to lead them.”

    Ukraine presently has 800,000 men in their regular wartime army, 90,000 men in the National Guard (i.e., the territorial troops), 100,000 police officers (who mainly work on police tasks) and 60,000 border guards. The first is capable of military operations, including attack. The last two are capable organizations with military-type command system, can be used if needed, but mainly take their primary tasks. The number of men in territorial troops has decreased (and not increased, as it did in the beginning) because reservists in these troops have been called to the regular army. This is the natural way. Rather than turning militia troops into regular army troops, normal mobilization is continued and reservists from militia are called to regular service. This avoid the problem peterAUS mentioned: how to train a militia unit into an army unit. It is not done so, army units are formed according to the normal mobilization procedure, then they are also capable of attack and have a normal army command system (i.e., in an army you do not discuss whether to attack or not, you do what the commander tells, that is the only way in regular army, never would all soldiers agree to attack against a strong enemy if they had the chance to discuss if it is a good ides, people die in an attack). Ukraine is still mobilizing more, but has to do it in a safe way, which takes time, because Russia would happily destroy these troops when they are formed. Ukraine is not short of men.

    “Meanwhile, in Lysychansk, Ukraine abandons reams of weapons and armored vehicles. The question is what did they lose more of, the armor they are begging Nato for, or the trained and experienced soldiers they are begging Nato to train for them at Nato’s expense?”

    In Lysychansk bridges were blown up by Russians, so heavy equipment had to be left. What should surprise Hitch and Commentator Mike more is that Ukraine left some tanks there. Was it not so that Ukraine had no tanks as Russia had destroyed all tanks? And all planes? and all NATO stuff that now hits Russian ammunition deposits, they were all destroyed immediately when they came, so I am confused? Where from are these Ukraine tanks, what are the Su-24M and Su-25 planes that they sometimes use? With what do they shoot ammunition deposits? But I know, the pro-Russians explain that those in the tweet sent by Hitch are not tanks, they are decoys made from paper. Ukraine has no tanks, Ukraine has no men, Ukrainians are running towards Kiev. Russians only are so incompetent or lazy that though there is no resistance to their movements, they simply do not care to move forward and they kill each others, as Ukrainians surely cannot manage to kill Russians: they have all surrendered and are busy selling NATO weapons in the dark net.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @emerging majority
  185. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    “NATO would absolutely love for Russia to drop a nuke on someone, especially to sink Helsinki, and they wouldn’t retaliate, but just turn up their anti-Russian propaganda hoping that this would be a PR disaster for Russia and help extend their sanctions among the rest of the world. Now if the rest of the world reaches a point where it no longer cares what happens to nasty NATO Europeans then maybe Russia can just drop a nuke or two to the cheers of the rest of the world.”

    You must really hate Finns then. Did you have a Finnish girlfriend who dumped you? Well, they do that, especially if they guy is a foreign imbecile.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Commentator Mike
  186. Anonymous[207] • Disclaimer says:

    You can tell that the Ukraine just lost a big battle because the US is sending over another big aid package.

    It’s obvious at this stage that ZOG is prepping Khazaria 2.0 by clearing the field of as many military-aged Ukrainian men as possible. Since they’re so consumed by anti-Russian animus to see what’s being done to them, it’s hard to feel much sympathy for them. Same with Poland and Finland.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  187. Hitch says:
    @j2

    In Lysychansk bridges were blown up by Russians

    You Nato war-whores accept as gospel every piece of statement coming out of the deep state war propaganda wurlitzer. I don’t know who blew the bridges, and neither do you. Perhaps we will find out eventually, but the fact that you accept the Ukrainian story shows that your narrative is severely biased.

    Where from are these Ukraine tanks, what are the Su-24M and Su-25 planes that they sometimes use?

    ZOG and their Rothschild Army (Nato) have been dredging the planet for ex-USSR military hardware and ammunition to send to Ukraine in order to continue the slaughter and prevent Ukraine from finally accepting that they never should have started the war. All of the former Warsaw pact outside of Hungary have been choking up all their old hardware and ammunition in exchange for free replacement by newer, Nato standard, wares. Some of this hardware has been downright dangerous in a modern, hot battlefield and is even 3rd, 4rth or even 5th hand. Old US aluminium M113 death traps and even stripped down BMP1’s from Greece have been set to provide rolling crematoriums for poor Ukrainian teenagers pressed into the military and sent off to die with a couple of weeks of training a few dozen rounds of ammunition.

    Russians only are so incompetent or lazy that though there is no resistance to their movements, they simply do not care to move forward

    This statement also reveals a major difference between us, who would like to see Ukraine accept a peace deal, and you who want Ukraine to march on to Moscow: I do not hold Ukrainians in contempt, only the Finns, Australians and other Nato war whores who are prolonging a totally un-necessary war that was started by Jews, and is being fought on behalf of Jews, just like every other major conflict of the last 200 years. Not only do you show little concern for the lives of the Ukrainian soldiers you are acting as a virtual barrier guard for, you ignore and even treat with total contempt the innocent Russian victims of the random shelling being conducted by Ukrainians on the behalf of Nato.

  188. Hitch says:
    @Anonymous

    No, you are wrong. j2, peterAUS and bombercommand really really care about the freedom of Ukrainian people. /sarc. That is why they want Ukraine to stay in the war until every last Ukrainian man has been drafted into the army and sent to fight against their cousins, the Russians. They really, really care about these Ukrainian who could have accepted Minsk1 or Minsk2 and be living in peace right now with all their infrastructure intact.

    But as I wrote above, Merkel, Macron and Zelinsky have already let the cat out of the bag. Ukraine never planned to accept Minsk accords, and Nato never planned to force them to. It was just a lie and a trick to buy time to train and prepare the army, and to build fortifications. If Nato had wanted peace, they would have made Ukraine stop bombing Donbas from 2014-2022. But they didn’t. Nato wanted war, and that was why they were so peeved when Trump was elected in 2016. Hillary was supposed to lead Nato to victory, and now they have that evil genius Biden. Just remember how Nato got their panties in a bunch when Trump said Nato was obsolete and unnecessary. Boy Nato sure showed Trump and the entire planet. Why without Nato we couldn’t even have this war in Ukraine, and Europe would still have plenty of energy and not be entering a simultaneous monetary collapse and energy crisis.

  189. Hitch says:
    @j2

    If Finland does not want Helsinki to be nuked, then they should stay out of a third world war between Russia and the Rothschild army. But by joining Nato, Finland is allowing herself to become assimilated into the Nato empire of lies. By joining Nato, Finland is accepting the mantle of culpability for all the wars and obliterated countries that this empire of lies has created since its inception. Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan to name a few. Now Finland can participate in all the reparations that will come due if justice is ever served.

    Nato is a nuclear power, and Nato prepositions nuclear weapons on member countries. A Nato denial of the intent to place nuclear weapons on Nato members sovereign territory is worth absolutely nothing. So Russia, if she is smarter than you think, will have to assume that there are nuclear weapons prepositioned in Finland as soon as Finland joins, or at least as soon as Finland signs SOFA agreements and allows the permanent or even temporary stationing of Nato troops on her soil.

    Russia also has to assume that all prior treaties with Finland are as good as null and void as soon as Finland enters Nato. Russia can point to Norway and the Arctic islands and Lithuania and the Suwalki gap as proof that membership in Nato takes precedence over all other treaties. If in the Finnish people haven’t figured this out, then as Mike says, they deserve to have Helsinki nuked for being so reckless about joining alliances hostile to their very large and surrounded neighbor.

    Up above you made a comment about how Ukraine needs to be able to defend itself against Russia. This is not true. There are hundreds of countries across the planet bordering on far larger, more powerful countries that could invade and easily conquer their smaller neighbor. Does Switzerland need a military able to defend against all of Germany, France, Italy and Austria combined? What about Mongolia. What about Uraguay, Lichtenstein, Andorra or Monaco?

    Ukraine could have been a successful confederation like Switzerland, but the macho football hooligans allowed themselves to become Khazarian Jewish puppets who sold themselves to Nato and decided that all the different ethnic, cultural and linguistic regions of the country had to become assimilated and kowtow to the Galicians. This civil war is the result of Jews and their tattooed football hooligan stooges, and most of all racist war mongering Russia haters like yourself and peterAUS.

    • Replies: @j2
    , @j2
  190. @Commentator Mike

    NO NUKES. Both Pandora’s box and the Genie in the Lamp are folk memories of a period many millennia in the past where such devices were employed in battles in the Indus Valley. Sanskrit texts also refer to jet combat aircraft. The cities of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro were wiped out by nukes, evidenced by tektites and even residual radiation levels in those locations, dating thousands of years ago.

    Correct response by Russia if provocations go waaaay over the top would be the use of hypersonic weaponry WITHOUT nuclear warheads. Target #1: The Rottenchild Bank in City of London. That message would be loud and clear and would reverberate right across the planet that there is a new big dog in town. There are other suitable targets, such as the festering nest of Eurocrats infecting Brussels.

    The kinetic power of hypersonic missiles is such that, say the schemers do target the recently built Kerch peninsula bridge with their missilry; the Russian response should be virtually instantaneous and impossible to ignore. At the same time, one would expect the more idiotic elements in the West would contemplate using nukes as their only possible “game-changer”. It would be akin to Samson pulling down the pillars of the temple. Bad idea for the entire planet.

    Russian military enjoys a huge edge. Best advice for the We\$t: “Don’t poke Mama Bear”. What the Babylonian Talmudist schemes for total world control currently face is that their best laid plans have been revealed and that they will have lost this round. Time to crawl back into those caves rather than a re-play of Masada.

  191. @j2

    With brigades having lost up to 80% of their effectives and with PTSD evidentially running rampant amongst the survivors of their front-line troops; the Ukrainian army has lost the potential cadre they would need to effectively train and motivate those hundreds of thousands of conscripts.

    NATO can train thousands of Ukies, including kids, women and elders as a large proportion of their inductees. But most potential instructors do not know the language and are essentially alien overseers, to the minds of many of those shanghaied innocents. Thus successful training and motivation of a new Ukrainian army are quite similar to the prospects of Britain’s “New Army” who suffered 50,000 casualties while attempting to attack German lines in the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916.

    j2: You are merchandising pipe dreams. Quit with the crack and switch to something green and organic if you feel the need to smoke.

    • LOL: Hitch
  192. @j2

    No, I actually quite like Finns; I just don’t know what happened to them, or is it mostly just their government? If they were more reasonable, like their Hungarian brothers, then I could sympathise (I know Hungary are already in NATO but even as such they are far less belligerent than Finland). I certainly hope nobody gets nuked. I was just saying that US would love Russia to drop a couple so that Americans don’t remain remembered by history as the only ones who ever nuked anyone and can point to “evil” Russians when they get accused of their monstrosity on Japan.

  193. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “Does Switzerland need a military able to defend against all of Germany, France, Italy and Austria combined?”

    Switzerland has very good defense capability. Fighter jets come out of their mountains, a door opens and there comes jets and guns/howitzers, that’s nice. Swiss men have military rifles at home, all ready, they mobilize 500,000 men in a short time. It is not an easy country to conquer, that is why it is always left in peace. It might well be that Germany, France, Italy and Austria together could not conquer Switzerland, they might not pass the Alps with their ground forces and might not take air space control.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  194. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “Ukraine could have been a successful confederation like Switzerland, but the macho football hooligans allowed themselves to become Khazarian Jewish puppets who sold themselves to Nato and decided that all the different ethnic, cultural and linguistic regions of the country had to become assimilated and kowtow to the Galicians. This civil war is the result of Jews and their tattooed football hooligan stooges, and most of all racist war mongering Russia haters like yourself and peterAUS.”

    I have had both Russia colleagues and Russian students. The only warmongers in this discussion are you, H-itch, and Commentator “nuke them all” Mike.

    I have not checked how this war in Ukraine started, nor am I especially interested in it and it is not in my field to study such questions, but it seems to me that Kolomoisky was on the Russian side. He recently said that Ukraine should turn away from the West. I assume he always wanted Ukraine to turn away from the West, and he funded the Azov football hooligans to street fight Russian hooligans from Crimea for the purpose that a political disagreement between Western and Eastern Ukraine could be turned into a civil war so that Russian could interfere and set up statelets in Donbass which eventually would be joined to Russia. That, in my humble opinion, was the origin of this war. Kolomoisky, like most Jewish oligarchs, is more likely to be on the Russian side as Russian cleptocracy is much better for oligarchs than the EU.

    Why Russia wanted Eastern Ukraine was not because people there speak Russian and Putin wanted to protect these Russian speaking people (whose houses he now bombs, let us agree that Russian bombed Mariupol and Sievierodonesk to rubble, not Ukraine, so this is how much Putin cares of those people) but because Eastern Ukraine had military industry that Russia needed and wanted, and did not want it to go to the West as there are too many military secrets that Russia does not want the West to know. Crimea Putin did not want to give to the West as there is Sevastopol. Additionally, Russian wants Ukraine to remain as a buffer state. These are the real reasons for the attack. In the EU there are small countries with big neighbors and they are not attacked by the big neighbors. Unfortunately Russia is different, it has military and geopolitical interests.

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @Anonymous
  195. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Fighter jets come out of their mountains, a door opens and there comes jets and guns/howitzers, that’s nice.

    LOL. All 18 of those fighters “come out of the mountain”. All Nato/EU has to do is blockade Switzerland and she starves in weeks.

    Even during WWII Switzerland toed a very fine line between making a German/Italian invasion too expensive, and making peace with Switzerland advantageous.

    In 1940 after the fall of France, General Guisan got all the Cantons together and made them swear an oath to not sell out the other cultural groups. The Italian Swiss could have easily joined Mussolini and the German Swiss could have easily joined Hitler. Instead they stuck together and tolerated each other’s cultural differences.

    Compare that to Ukraine, where the Galicians and their Jewish masters have been waging war on all the other ethnic ethnic groups, especially Russians, for a decade already.

    Imagine if Ukraine had formed a peaceful Confederation like Switzerland. The Carpathians to the west and North, the Black Sea to the South, the hills of Donbas to the east. Highly defensible. Now imagine that they had strived to be a gateway between Turkey, Russia, and the Balkans. Peaceful Prosperity was within their grasp. Yet Judea and Nato had other plans. Instead Ukraine gets genocide, destruction, starvation and death. All because of Nato. The same Nato Empire that Finland is so horny to become a vassal of.

    • Replies: @j2
    , @j2
  196. peterAUS says:
    @j2

    Part of that paper on territorial defense strategy, I assume.

    Training topic, looks like it.

    A couple of snippets:

    The training conscripts are given is planned for wartime homeland defense and it is compressed to the minimum time, which is 6 months for a soldier if you want these soldiers to be able to do anything.

    Actually, with proper training (details…….) they would be able to do a lot.

    …soldiers need to learn discipline, that is, to follow the orders and not to argue or discuss (as the report in comment 161 says Ukraine territorial troops currently do, which surprises foreign volunteers) or think: the most difficult task in this training is to stop the soldiers from thinking, like thinking that they might shoot their commander and run away, like Russian soldiers have done in Ukraine. Officers do the thinking and they also have discipline and do not question commands.

    What?!

    Had to re-read the above a couple of times. English isn’t your first language, but, whoah…..
    “Officers do the thinking”.
    What about NCOs? What about troopers themselves? A lead grenadier carrying a satchel charge in the assault on a strongpoint shouldn’t question orders if he sees that his route/ordered IMTs/suppressive fire doesn’t make much sense? The essence of Auftragstaktik/mission-type tactics. The core approach to warfighting in the West.

    I’ve seen some idiotic comments about military and modern combat, but this takes the cake.

    I told you what your problem here is, even suggested a solution; won’t repeat it.

    Oh, BTW, you are just one similar comment from being, indefinitely, ignored here.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @j2
    , @j2
  197. Hitch says:
    @j2

    let us agree that Russian bombed Mariupol and Sievierodonesk to rubble

    Eastern Ukraine had military industry that Russia needed and wanted

    Riiight./sarc
    Donbas was almost as desperate to join Russia in 2014 as Finland is to join Nato in 2022. Unlike Stoltenberger, Putin forced Donbas to find some kind of agreement with Ukraine at Minsk. We now know that Ukraine, and their sponsor Nato, had no intention of accepting any kind of peaceful settlement.

  198. Anonymous[905] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    Even if it is true that Russia coveted Ukraine’s eastern resources and that NATO membership was irrelevant (both of which are obviously false), how does it follow that the US should be helping Ukraine fight to the last man? What US/EU interest depends on Ukraine’s territorial status? Any fool can see that the sanctions have backfired and they are simply sowing major social discord in the West. All the American military aid is doing is prolonging the inevitable and getting a lot of Ukrainians killed for no real reason. What real purpose do you think is being served here? You can’t possibly be so foolish as to trust the Americans’ good intentions here?

  199. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    “I’ve seen some idiotic comments about military and modern combat, but this takes the cake.”

    Obviously you try hard not to understand. Following orders does not mean fulfilling them in a literary idiotic way, the order is to be fulfilled in an effective way, the commands naturally are adapted to the situation. Following orders too literally is incorrect understanding of them, and soldiers are taught that this is naturally not the correct way.

    Maybe you are a professional NCO (maybe with some wartime combat experience) and think that I give no credit to NCO knowledge and tasks. I finished my conscript service as a NCO, sergeant, and my war time placements was a group leader in anti-tank unit. I know the tasks of a group leader in an army. And certainly the group where I was, like all army units, was trained and capable of attacking as an infantry unit if needed. All conscript soldiers can attack as infantry, but they are later given specialized training to some weapon system. Later I worked for 10 years in the army and my wartime placement was moved to higher officer education, as officers are educated also in the wartime. I can see what is the difference between what a NCO can decide and what higher officers decide. The war is either won or lost on the operational level, not on the tactical level of NCOs. All thinking in the operational level is done by officers, that is, professional soldiers, in a conscript army. The conscript troops simply need to follow commands, if you correctly understand what I mean.

    It is quite correct to say that the methods used in basic training of soldiers aim to stop the soldiers from thinking and to obey commands. This is visible when comparing those methods with the methods used in research education (for a Ph.D) where the purpose of teaching is get the researcher to question all authorities and established truths. Army people do question the truths and try to find innovative solutions, but this is in the higher officer level where they do and are encouraged to try to be more innovative than the opponent. This level MUST not be realized in the level of a foot soldier, unless it is e.g. partisan operations, and especially not in basic training. If it is, like maybe it is so in Ukraine paramilitary, then the unit cannot perform military operations, like an attack on a hill, because the unit will discuss the commands and there is no clear leadership.

    This is the traditional view of an army. If you find this idiotic, then I must question if you actually have been an officer or NCO. I would like to ask for your credentials for questioning this ancient military knowledge that basic training of soldiers everywhere is basically the same and it really does not try to create Noble prize winners. It teaches discipline.

  200. Hitch says:

    j2 likely won’t reply, and even if he does it will be with his usual Football fandom effect:

    Football fandom effect every move my team makes is strategic masterpiece and they can do nothing wrong and they are angels of heaven.

    Here are a few reasons why the US/EU/Nato/Judea were so horny for the conflict:
    1. Khazaria 2.0, genocide and ethnic cleansing of Ukraine
    2. Destroy the US and EU middle class in preparation for the great reset
    3. Set up a conditions for a Color Revolution in Russia
    4. Feed the MIC
    5. Retire old weapons systems and ammo cheaply
    6. Test new Nato tactics
    7. Discover Russian weapons technology and tactics
    8. Keep Russia poor, and deplete her resources, accelerate her demographic issues
    9. Stop “global warming” by forcing Russia to shut down her energy industry
    10. Distract the sheeple from the crumbling Covid/Vaccine narrative

    Please note that the welfare, freedom and prosperity of Ukrainians is definitely absent from that list.

    Here is an interesting thread by an Artillery Officer explaining why Himars won’t stop the Ukrainian defeat

    • Replies: @j2
  201. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “Now imagine that they had strived to be a gateway between Turkey, Russia, and the Balkans. Peaceful Prosperity was within their grasp. Yet Judea and Nato had other plans. Instead Ukraine gets genocide, destruction, starvation and death. All because of Nato. The same Nato Empire that Finland is so horny to become a vassal of. ”

    Ukraine has a many party system and the parties that supported joining the EU got more support. Whether correct or not, this was the direction they took. Millions of Ukrainians have been working in Poland and other EU countries (even as strawberry pickers in Finland) and they concluded that this is the better future than a gateway between Russia and Turkey. European Solidarity party at least insisted on turning to NATO, they even wrote it to the Constitution (what a crazy idea, a clear provocation to Russia, but so they did). And Zelensky now firing ambassadors may be part of this to NATO, to victory in this war, to EU orientation. I do not know if this is the work of Judea, as you call it. I doubt it is the work of the Jewish population in Israel, or the American Jewish community. But can be this hidden hand that has since 1776 making wars, that is, the USA, Freemasons, some rich Jews. But it has little relevance here what the wider background of this war was. The thing is that Russia is again getting stalled. Russia is bombing heavily, but the front line does not move much. 1 km advance in an day is not a formula for victory, it is a formula for a defeat as in some time this advantage Russia now has will be reversed.

    If you look at Russia’s neighbors in Europe, they almost all are anti-Russian: most joined NATO immediately when they could. It was mostly not NATO that persuaded them to join by making coups. It was knowledge of what Russia is and has been since Ivan the Great, an expansive country that may and does extend its influence to neighboring countries and which may very well invade. It was not because of the Soviet Union,which had already fallen, that former Communistic countries in Europe joined NATO. It was because they expected that Russia will rise again and try to rebuild its empire that it had in the Tsar’s time. Right or wrong, that is how they thought. Finns thought differently, they were optimistic with the new changes, did not join NATO when they could have, though that Putin is a reasonable leader. But Finns were wrong and Estonians were correct. This is now admitted even in Finland.

    If you are an American and are disturbed by the Jewish Lobby in your country, then fix your country. The USA took the Jews from Europe and had the opinion that European countries with large Jewish populations are so antisemitic when they tried to protect against a take-over with centuries of experience of what some minorities try to do. You created your problem, you solve your problem. Do not turn to Russia for help, it will not help anybody. It suppresses other countries, that is why the former Eastern European countries joined NATO and the EU, for a better future that they could not have with Russia. Russia simply wants to be a superpower again, but it is not and will be stopped by the powers that are. And should Russia succeed becoming a superpower, it would not help anything in your problem, it would only start a new Cold War and new hot wars. Had Putin been a wiser leader, Finland and Sweden would have remained neutral. Now they cannot with the present leadership in Kreml, it is too risky.

  202. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “LOL. All 18 of those fighters “come out of the mountain”. All Nato/EU has to do is blockade Switzerland and she starves in weeks.”

    Maybe you mean 52 fighter jets, but they do have those doors in mountains. Maybe the coalition you mention can itself be blockaded by some sea powers, maybe more friendly to a banking country like Switzerland. Germany, Austria and Italy were once blockaded, and France may change sides if it comes to a blockade. You never know. Why would you now like to attack Switzerland?

  203. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    “What?!
    Oh, BTW, you are just one similar comment from being, indefinitely, ignored here. ”

    You are from a professional army. A professional army is an expensive toy for special operations abroad. All major wars since Napoleon have been fought with conscript armies, those who used professional army lost, like the US against the USA in 1776 and Prussia against Napoleon. This is because a conscript army is bigger and fights to the end when correctly lead. It is different from a professional army. It must be motivated with a spirit, like homeland defense, religion, ideology, else it will not fight. It must be trained differently from professional army, else it will not perform. It is not for you to revise centuries old wisdom of how to train soldiers in a conscript/draft army. But I think that you intentionally try to misunderstand what I said and we do not in reality have a different opinion, or if we do, then I will ignore your comments as ignorant.

  204. “After a large-scale night shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, massive fires broke out in the cities of the DPR”
    Читайте больше на https://military.pravda.ru/news/1725949-pozhar/
    Russia could close all Ukrainian borders, stop supplies, stop the war and straighten out Jewkraine including punishing the leaders instead of punishing the peoples.
    Putin is with his hypocrite Shoigu sacrificing the best men on both sides.

  205. j2 says:
    @peterAUS

    https://mca-marines.org/blog/gazette/the-nco-and-maneuver-warfare/&#8221;

    Yes, I know this philosophy. In Finland we even recently train more cadets than can be employed as officers so that they in wartime act as experienced platoon leaders, a bit similar idea of bringing experience to a conscript army. That is useful.

    But it is not quite so as professional army philosophers think. A professional army gets some of its strength from the cohesion of people who have trained together, are all trained and volunteers having taken this profession. But this all breaks down in a major war. Men die or get wounded, unlike in US wars where only the enemy has losses. In an European war the technology is not so much different in the sides and both sides take heavy losses, so you have to fill these trained groups with other people, without having worked together and without the same training. This is bound to happen, so your forces lose this additional strength that you gave them by this idea. A professional army is fine for wars outside Europe, like European powers always won against natives in other continents, until they lost to conscript armies. But in Europe a professional army was too small.

    Consider a conscript army. The platoon leader and the under-officers (sergeants etc) are reservists, like are the men. They have been in a civilian job for some 15 years. They have not volunteered to the army, they have been taken there. They have children and some overweight. What would you explain them about the war? Nothing, you give the command that the platoon makes an attack in that direction, the group takes defensive positions in that direction. These reservists understand nothing of the war that is going on because they are not explained anything. Nor do they need to. It is not an army where you give tasks and ask them to independently plan how to achieve the task. Yet, this is the way major wars are still fought, the US wars are not representative, the USA is always much stronger than the opponent. But this is not so in a major war.

    How would you train them? In the beginning of army service there is the mental shock, sergeants are shouting at you, you are woken up in the night. I do not teach my students that way, it is not pedagogical. It is brain washing,shock treatment, like breaking horses. It is to make clear that there is a hierarchy and a soldier does what is told. When not told anything, a soldier takes a nap being too tired. Is this correct training? Of course it is, how could it be wrong as it is done do everywhere. And as this training is so short and later reservists are in civilian jobs, they will never get this feeling of working as a group, until the war if it lasts long enough. Later they are trained to use the weapon system that they will use in the war. That’s all.

    We already see that Russia has to call more reservists. A professional army is not for a war, it is for special operations. It is a toy in a war, and Russia already lost most of its toy as KIA, WIA or just left.

  206. j2 says:
    @Hitch

    “j2 likely won’t reply, and even if he does it will be with his usual Football fandom effect”

    Let us make one thing clear, you and Commentator Mike are for Russia. I am not for Ukraine, it is just a Rus’ country for me. I do not think all their military decisions have been correct, though I admit that what they so far have shown is in general good resistance to a stronger invading force. I do not think that writing an intention of joining NATO into the Constitution was wise or even sane, as a Constitution is not a place for such intentions. I am not for NATO or for the USA. Neither am I for Russia. I simply observe the war from a military point of view of what it implies to military operational art. Ukraine has made some military decisions that I so far think were errors, but it is possible they had reasons unknown to me. Russia has made several clear errors, that you think were brilliant moves, so you have the football effect.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  207. Anonymous[213] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    “ If you are an American and are disturbed by the Jewish Lobby in your country, then fix your country.”

    Fair enough, but lacking (unfortunately) domestic pressure to do this, one viable approach is to support the defeat of ZOG’s military campaigns abroad. This has nothing to do with being pro-Russia, it is about being anti-NWO. The fact is, either wittingly or unwittingly, Ukrainians are fighting (and dying) for ZOG/NWO. And by supporting their legitimate national interests (Ukraine matters greatly to Russian security, and not at all to US/EU), Russia opposes ZOG/NWO. The history (of conflict with Russia) is largely irrelevant here, and the choice is clear.

    • Replies: @j2
  208. @j2

    Yours is the official standard propaganda narrative. NATO is just a club of weakening former colonial powers and USA trying to rope in as many of the other white European countries into their neo-colonial club to further exert influence and control on the rest of the world. These European powers, who once used to fight each other over the colonies, realised that they are now too weak individually so have decided to gang up together so they can threaten and destroy hapless Third World countries they decide to turn their focus on and so retain their dominance on the world stage. Except now they’ve come across some real powers who stand in the way of this vile neo-colonial plot against the peoples of the world.

    Even puny Finland and Sweden now want a share of the spoils they think will come their way from NATO’s campaigns in some desert lands but all they’ll get is carnage and destruction.

  209. j2 says:
    @Anonymous

    “to support the defeat of ZOG’s military campaigns abroad”

    By supporting Russia you support an equally evil power as in the worst ZOG in the USA can be, only this power acts in Eastern Europe, not in the USA.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  210. @Hitch

    Wow. 5 tanks(that’s a lot!!!), 10 tracked APCs and 7 wheeled vehicles. What a haul. That’s definately “reams”. How can the Ukrainian Army survive that loss? ROOSHA STRONK!!! ROOSHA just getting started!!! Next week Kiev. The Polish border by August. Then in to Calais!!! Another howler by “Hitch”.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  211. peterAUS says:

    “The war is either won or lost on the operational level, not on the tactical level of NCOs.”
    Ignoring thing.
    All good.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  212. @j2

    You say “Russia is getting stalled”. You overlook (deliberately I would adduce) the fact that Russia owes its primary loyalty to the loyal Russian-speaking folk of the Donbass republics.

    Since the coup in 2014, the Western powers have propped up the Kiev regime by retraining its forces and supplying them with weapons and munitions. It is highly evident that it was nefarious elements in the Di\$trict of Corruption (neocons and their minions and allies) which pushed the genocidal bombing and shelling of Donetsk in particular, leading to some 14,000 casualties.

    In the process, the Ukies massively fortified the areas immediately facing Donetsk as well as to a lesser degree in the Slavyansk/Lisichansk area plus Kharkov and its immediate environs. Urban warfare is the bane of offensive operations as all military analysts understand. Also difficult are river crossings and woodland battles (refer to the U.\$. problems in the Hurtgen forest in WWII which essentially chewed up a full infantry division).

    All of these difficulties in advancing faced the Russian forces. Additional to their complications were their averseness to harming the civilian population/infrastructure. Once Kramatorsk and Bakhmut are in the bag and the Donetsk attackers cauldroned into a kesselschlacht; the fortifications, the cities and the difficult terrain will open up into Steppe country. At that point the Russian advance will no longer be “stalled”. They can cut loose on a remnant professional army as well as myriads of hapless conscripts.

    Hopefully, massive surrenders will occur, particularly as the otherwise doomed “cannon fodder” follow the script developed by U.\$. grunts in Vietnam by fracking the Banderites and other hyper-nationalist “enforcers”.

    • Replies: @j2
    , @Bombercommand
  213. @Bombercommand

    Consistent idiocy from Bummer Commandments.

  214. Anonymous[207] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    Of all the truly idiotic things you’ve said here, this is far and away the stupidest. The Russian government is very far from ideal, but they are not even remotely as bad as US-ZOG/NATO. At worst Russia acts in a limited manner in an area reasonably within their interests. The US spreads Luciferianism around the globe.

    Ukraine is in fact part of ZOG, since their war effort is entirely dependent on US support. You are simply delusional about this basic fact.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @j2
  215. Hitch says:
    @peterAUS

    I see your Nato Football Fandom propaganda and raise you with mass Ukrainian desertions. You know, those poor Ukrainian sods who don’t want to die in a Nato proxy war that you are so horny for.

  216. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Let us make one thing clear, you and Commentator Mike are for Russia. I am not for Ukraine, it is just a Rus’ country for me.

    Let us make one thing clear, this conflict is not between Russia and Ukraine. It is between Nato and Russia, and the Ukrainians are Nato cannon fodder. Anyone with a half of a brain could see from the beginning that this war was going to be devastating for Ukraine and Ukrainians. Of course the the middle classes of all Nato member countries are also getting crushed with inflation.

    Now you want to bring the same war to Finland. You are stuck on stupid.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  217. j2 says:
    @emerging majority

    “You say “Russia is getting stalled”. You overlook (deliberately I would adduce) the fact that Russia owes its primary loyalty to the loyal Russian-speaking folk of the Donbass republics. ”

    When I mean that Russia is getting stalled I mean that in the last days Russia is not advancing in any front. Russia is making only few attacks in each day (like three attacks) and the attacking forces are very small (less than a full-size battalion (c. 300 men), more like 25-120 men) and these attacks are repulsed. Whatever loyalty Russia owes to whoever has no importance in this evaluation whether the Russian offensive is stalled or not. (Like it has no importance what emerging majority ate for breakfast today to whether the Russian offensive in Donbass is stalled or not, because totally unrelated issues are totally unrelated and it is not so as some say that everything depends on everything). So, to check whether the Russian offensive is stalled or not, look at the map, for instance the liveuamap, or the ISW map, or the Wikipedia map, or any daily updating map from this war.

    “Once Kramatorsk and Bakhmut are in the bag and the Donetsk attackers cauldroned into a kesselschlacht; the fortifications, the cities and the difficult terrain will open up into Steppe country. At that point the Russian advance will no longer be “stalled”. They can cut loose on a remnant professional army as well as myriads of hapless conscripts. ”

    OK, this is your prediction for the war, I add it to the set of (so far failed) predictions by pro-Russian military analysts in TUR. We will see it you are correct. By guess is that Ukraine gets more of MLRS vehicles and there is a turning point to this war in a month or some months.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  218. @emerging majority

    Russia is stalled. Almost the entire line of contact on the Lugansk Kherson Arc is is static, with the Russian Army in a defensive posture. Russia is on the offensive only in the tiny area of the Severodonesk Salient. Here Russia advances at a snail’s pace and only because of massive overuse of artillery, almost all of Russia’s artillery is concentrated in this tiny area. At Kherson, Russia has given up with no gains. Except for Mariupol, Russia has achieved zero “kesselschlacts”. Rooski Fanboys keep announcing imminent “kessels” that never happen, like the imminent Russian victory that will never happen.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  219. j2 says:
    @Anonymous

    “Of all the truly idiotic things you’ve said here, this is far and away the stupidest. The Russian government is very far from ideal, but they are not even remotely as bad as US-ZOG/NATO. At worst Russia acts in a limited manner in an area reasonably within their interests. The US spreads Luciferianism around the globe. Ukraine is in fact part of ZOG, since their war effort is entirely dependent on US support. You are simply delusional about this basic fact. ”

    Let us check the history. Long before the USA got any significant Jewish population Russia has the Pale of Settlement. It included areas that Russia had conquered in Eastern Europe, mostly in the Great Nordic War and in divisions of Poland. Jews could live in the Pale of Settlement, but not in Russia proper, where Russian people lived. In the Pale of Settlement Jews were allowed by Russians to exploit the population. This is why the population in these areas is both anti-Russia and said to be anti-Semitic. American Jews especially hate people in that area, like Ukrainians and Poles, as they once were under Jewish power and have managed or tried to manage to get out of this burden. But in Tsar’s time Jews did not exploit Russians, they were partners of Russians in exploiting the conquered peoples. In the Communistic revolution Jews were allowed to move everywhere, so the Soviet Union was largely ruled by Jews, who now could exploit all of the Soviet Union and to a large extent also the satellite countries. When Communism fell, Jewish oligarchs got into power in the former Soviet Union, that is, in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (but not in the Baltic countries that managed to escape this time). Putin put some Jewish oligarchs to jail, but kept other Jewish oligarchs, and has many ex-spook oligarchs. And you think that Russia is in some sense less ZOG than the USA? It may well be even more.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  220. @Hitch

    Great news for j2 and his team:

    Ukraine aims to amass ‘million-strong army’ to recapture south, says defence minister
    By Emily McGarvey

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62118953

    But it seems even the BBC doesn’t believe it.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  221. Hitch says:
    @Commentator Mike

    All the Zelensky fan-butt-boys have been blathering on about how Russia is going to face a Ukrainian insurgency if they invade. Hundreds of square miles later, there has been no insurgency.

    Now the Zelensky fan-butt-boys are crowing about 1m new raw ass recruits reconquering the Donbas, yet they never mention that perhaps their years of shelling civilian ethnic Russians might provide the extreme kind of motivation necessary for a real insurgency/guerrilla war.

    On a related, parallel note, here is a great thread about how the US is only up to 40% recruiting goals because no one wants to fight for the woke, queer, feminist Karen army. Yet this is precisely the “liberal” utopia that j2, peterAUS and bomber command expect 1m conscripted Ukrainian cannon fodder slaves to want to die for….

    I am a military recruiter. Looking back at historical data contracts in my assigned area went down 30% from FY20 to FY21, which was COVID. A lot of our access to high schools and events was severely diminished with the pandemic. /1
    In FY22, high schools opened back up, and we thought there was light at the end of the tunnel, then the perfect storm happened. A toxic anti-military political movement happened among conservatives which portrayed us as “woke” political pawns pointing to things like CRT at /2

    USMA, COVID vaccine mandate, transgender exemptions to serve, etc. Suddenly conservative rural markets which typically yield more contracts per capita than urban markets started drying up. Also, the DOD fielded MHS Genesis which is a medical information system that links /3

    electronic health records across the DOD, VA, and civilian systems. This is a win for veterans gathering medical evidence for service connection disability claims but an absolute death nail for recruiting because MEPS medical officers also use this system during the screening /4

    process. Now every applicant hoping to join the military is having their records combed through by MEPCOM doctors who make a snap decision based on that information to allow an applicant to process, or disqualify them based on their history. This can not be amplified enough: /5
    MHS Genesis is butchering the recruiting effort. Evidence of sports injuries (like concussions), kidney stones and more prevalent use of behavioral health medication for anxiety, adjustment disorder, and ADHD/ADD are all disqualifiers for serving. In fact, ANY use of /6

    behavioral health medication in the past 3 years is a DQ. Doesn’t matter the length or reason. Students who went on anxiety meds during the pandemic? DQ’d. Teenager whose parents pushed ADHD meds? DQ’d. Young adult who was diagnosed with adjustment disorder during parent’s /7

    divorce? DQ’d!!! Even if the medication only lasted one or two cycles, it simply doesn’t matter because the black and white DODI guidance the MEPS doctors are using lists it as a disqualification.

    Where are we at now? In FY22 there is over a 50% drop in contracts from FY21 /8

    which had a 30% drop from FY20. Applicants are going OUT OF POCKET to schedule civilian doctor examinations to bolster their chance at a medical waiver. Yes, they are having to pay their own money to provide supporting medical evidence to their component to secure a waiver. /9

    I’ll ask all veterans this question: did you lie about medical history to enlist? I did. I took ADHD medication for one year in high school, I was prescribed an inhaler I never used, and dislocated my knee as an athlete twice. I would not have been able to enlist in 2006 /10

    If these standards were in place then. Full stop. This isn’t new. Hell, even Captain America Steve Rogers lied repeatedly trying to enlist. It was part of the process and we knew it.
    Unfortunately, that is no longer true. If the military wants enlistments again they need to /11

    show maximum grace on medical waivers, create a better DOD contracted physician consult system and offer vouchers to applicants seeking civilian doctor appointments are trying to simply floor at MEPS, lastly they need to write new medical accession guidance to keep the /12

    doctors at MEPS from disqualifying individuals unnecessarily. There are some who shouldn’t and can’t be allowed to enlist, we know that, but unless we want to see even LESS contracts in FY23 this MUST be done. /END

    Moral in the Ukrainian army is highly unlikely to exceed that in the “undefeated” US Army who claims to be the greatest military force in history. Yet according to all the Zelensky fan-boi’s they are going to march through Donbas and on to Moscow with unfettered fighting spirit because, because, because? Because they are globo-homo saviors? Because they are fighting to stop global warming? Because they are fighting to make sure the entire planet gets mRNA vaccinated?

  222. Hitch says:

    Just as with the Covid bioweapon, the truth about the US/Nato war against Russia keeps dribbling out:

    U.S. in ‘State of War’ With Russia Since 2004, Fiona Hill Says

    The U.S. and its Western allies have been in a state of war with Russia since at least 2004, according to former presidential adviser Fiona Hill, who said Friday that Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine opened a new “kinetic” phase of the historic conflict.

    Hill—a former National Security Council official and expert in Russian and European affairs who held posts in the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations—told a webinar the West could question whether there was a state of peace at the end of the Cold War.

    So lets please stop pretending that this conflict has anything to do about Ukrainian “freedom”. It is about a centuries old Rothschild war against Russia, Jewish hegemony, and murdering Galician football hooligans working as mercenaries for powerful Jewish oligarchs.

  223. Hitch says:

    Jens Stoltenberg is expanding NATO principles…

  224. @Bombercommand

    Dream on. Collect your Shekels. Ukraine has lost most of its best-trained men and their logistics are becoming a laughing-stock.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  225. @j2

    By the time that perhaps actually half of those MLRS vehicles reach the front lines, those lines will have steadily advanced deeper into the Donetsk Oblast. The trickle of vehicular reinforcements supplied by the “fight the Russians to the death of the last Ukrainian by the Khazarian rulers of the West, will hardly suffice to stop the tide.

    • Replies: @j2
  226. @emerging majority

    Deflection, because you cannot deny that every word of my comment accurately describes the facts in the ground.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  227. @Bombercommand

    “Russian army in a defensive position”. On which planet are you currently residing?…perhaps within the bowels of Main-Scream noose.

  228. j2 says:
    @emerging majority

    “By the time that perhaps actually half of those MLRS vehicles reach the front lines, those lines will have steadily advanced deeper into the Donetsk Oblast. The trickle of vehicular reinforcements supplied by the “fight the Russians to the death of the last Ukrainian by the Khazarian rulers of the West, will hardly suffice to stop the tide. ”

    You have not followed the maps. Russian offensive in Donbass seems to be in control. The battlefield situation changes in a pace of a week or so. You are two weeks behind the events.

    The current military problem that Ukraine army has is how to break the Russian defense in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. Russia has maybe 1600 howitzers in Ukraine and a large number of MLRS and additionally cruise missiles and air force (though they cannot fly over Ukraine controlled areas, they can strike close to the front). These howitzers are maybe in batteries 5-10 km apart and can shoot to each others positions. And there seems to be many of them in the South, judging how Russia shells according to liveuamap. These howitzers make a strong defense, that can also be changed to support of an offensive if a suitable situation arises. But Russia is running out of armored vehicles, it will make fewer attacks. So, in the South Russia is in defense.

    Zelensky ordered an attack to the liberation of the South to be planned, probably because he needs such a concrete plan for asking for weapons from the West. In order to make a breakthrough, Ukraine necessarily needs local overpower. Russian artillery destroys any concentration of troops that Ukraine makes for gaining overpower . (This is one classical usage of artillery, very effective.) Ukraine should make a breakthrough, cut Russian supply lines to other units, like those close to Arkhanhelske and deny artillery supplies there. Then Russians must withdraw or they are encirculated and run out of ammunition in some time.

    Because Russia has cruise missiles that cannot be effectively stopped (i.e., enough goes through, and they are precise) Ukriane cannot protect attacking troops making this breakthrough with any missile-artillery-rocket shield (Ukraine would only have one, and it would be destroyed by an unstoppable cruise missile, if needed a supersonic one). It is too costly to let the artillery be there and attack against it. They have to eliminate Russian howitzers.

    This leaves very few possibilities. Ukraine may try to destroy some 12 artillery batteries of 6 howitzers each to get a corridor where to attack. Ukraine may try air strikes, partisan actions, howitzers, MLRS to do this. Seems difficult. The other way is that Ukraine may try to destroy enough ammunition deposits, as they do now. But there are many routes, cannot control all, probably cannot destroy all deposits. Also difficult. Maybe the USA has some weapon, like suicide drones or missiles, to destroy those howitzers.

    This problem appeared because Ukraine was too slow to start a counteroffensive. They waited to get parity, but waiting only gives Russia more time to amass more artillery. A counteroffensive in Kherson should have started very soon after Russians withdrew from Kiev, and soon after that another counteroffensive in Kherson.

    This is a difficult problem to solve, we will see what Ukraine and NATO/USA professional soldiers suggest. There may be some new way I never heard of, being an obsolated civilian.

  229. @emerging majority

    The Ukrainians have started their counter-offensive so we’ll see if j2 is right. Or maybe there are no Ukrainian troops left for Russians to kill so they’re waiting for more to arrive in the killing zone.

    • Replies: @j2
  230. @emerging majority

    The planet called REALITY. Everywhere along the Lugansk Kherson Arc the Russian Army is currently in a defensive posture, except the tiny area of the Severodonetsk Salient in the extreme east. In this tiny area the Russians have concentrated the entirety of what combat power they have left. Here they have achieved success, but it is over an area so miniscule it is laughable. The Russians resorted to this because every other initiative they attempted ended in failure and President Putin was desperate to demonstrate any success, however feeble. First the attempt to take Kiev and overthrow the Ukrainian government, forcing it to legally cede the Donbass to Russia, ended in a humiliating retreat from north Ukraine. Russia shifted all its effort to Donbass. It began with a widefront offensive, which fell flat on its face in a week. Russia shifted to an attempt to pinch off and encircle the Izyum Salient(the triangular area east of Izyum). The Ukrainian Army stopped that cold. The last resort was the present, successfully completed, pathetic “victory”. This does nothing to resolve the invasion of The Ukraine in Russia’s favor. Russia’s apparent policy now is to attempt to annex its seized areas of The Ukraine as Russian national territory, a blatantly illegal act. The pro-Russian propagandists have shown a similar pattern. From crowing about iminent Russian total victory, to frenzied rationalizations like the “Kiev Feint”, then fading to silence. Andrei “The Faker” Raevsky has chosen to disappear, when this should be his finest hour, the reason his blog exists, to crow about a glorious Russian victory. Even Raevsky’s minions like “Nitwitvision” have disappeared, with the blog gone curiously silent on the invasion. Even the last holdout Bernhard at Baboon Of Alabama has gone silent. Same here at TUR. In March, the comments section was packed with Rooski Fanboys, one by one they dropped out to virtually zero. Even Andrew Anglin has stopped posting his homo-boy photos of a triumphant Putin, Anglin has changed the subject, now he is posting homo-boy photos of other “guys”. Whether it is the battle field maps or the blogosphere, it is impossible not to notice the pattern: Bearish in Raggedy Bear.

    • Replies: @emerging majority
  231. j2 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    “The Ukrainians have started their counter-offensive so we’ll see if j2 is right.”

    They have been given an order to produce the plan, and I think mainly for the purpose of asking for more weapons. When the plan is made, which takes at least two weeks or longer, it will be given to NATO/USA as they are asking for heavy weapons from them. Then there will be proposed changes to the plan and some weapons will be given. This all takes time. I would guess that pro-Russian commenters have at least one month to cheer Russian coming victory.

    There are of course other ways to cope with Russian artillery. Heavy counter-artillery on Russian front lines would force them to withdraw some kilometers and howitzers also must withdraw, as they are c. 10 km back from the front line. But this is not a breakthrough and does not change the situation. It is what Russians have been doing in Donbass and has little military significance. There are still some other ways that can be tried, I do not mention them here as Ukraine may come up with something like that and will try to use them, better keep secrets secret in case Russians have not considered everything. But nothing I know is any magic bullet in this case. One simply should not give Russians enough time to set up its defense, Ukraine did give them time.

  232. Anonymous[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    It is true that Putin’s government is not anti-Jewish, but it is obviously not nearly as ZOG-controlled as the US. This is exactly why Organized Jewry is so dead-set on war with Russia (and China, for that matter).

    The Czars stripped the Jews of the power the Polish nobility had historically granted them (as feudal landlords), whatever residual exploitative capacity they had after the Partitions of Poland, it was considerably less than what they had under Polish rule. Hence the historical hostility of Jews towards non-Communist Russia.

    BTW, you’ve made previous claims that Stalin was Jew-controlled. This is ludicrous. Simply ask yourself why Jewish liberals are still ambivalent towards communism, but resolutely anti-Stalinist.

    • Replies: @j2
  233. j2 says:
    @Anonymous

    “BTW, you’ve made previous claims that Stalin was Jew-controlled.”

    I have exactly not made such a claim. Lenin was. Stalin tried to rebel, but ended up supporting the founding of Israel, because Stalin needed US lend lease. But as older, Stalin got wiser and realized that Jews are going to poison him. Stalin died of rat poison. This shows how delusional he was of the murder plot. But Hitler was Jew-controlled, though he only realized being Mason-controlled.

    “The Czars stripped the Jews of the power the Polish nobility had historically granted them (as feudal landlords), whatever residual exploitative capacity they had after the Partitions of Poland, it was considerably less than what they had under Polish rule.”

    No, Russian Czars did not strip Jews of any power in the Pale of Settlement. They preferred Jews to keep these areas weak, because the only reason Russian managed to conquer these areas was that Jews made them weak. Especially concerning the three divisions of Poland, read Jacob Frank’s book, sayings of the Lord, and notice that Baalakaben means Freemasons. Frank was plotting with Frederick II the Great of division of Poland, it was a conspiracy, Russia was in it also. Russia protected only itself, Jews could not live outside the Pale of Settlement, but they certainly could exploit the area of the Pale any way they wanted, it was not Russia proper, it was conquered area (that area included Ukraine, so Ukrainians were not the same people, they were conquered people). Czar Alexander II did try to change this, so he was assassinated. Do not assign anything positive to Russian Czars. It is either not true, or when it is true, that Czar was assassinated, because Russia was an empire builder, not a nice country. Ask those countries in Eastern Europe, who were under Russian power (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech, Slovak, and so on, all have the same opinion.)

  234. @Bombercommand

    The Russians have been rotating their forces in and out of the heavy fighting zone. In the process they are building up a large number of battle-hardened veterans. To date, they have yet to employ any significant number of their main battle tanks, to say nothing of their more elite brigades. These powerful units are held in reserve in case the hapless Polaks or the crazy Romanians get funny ideas about getting NATO involved.

    You continue to disregard the fact that most of the combat to date has been the most heavily industrialized/urbanized portions of that fake nation, which did not even exist as a discrete state until the breakup of the Soviet Union. As well as the difficulties of urban warfare, Russian forces also need to contend with numerous river crossings, forested areas and highlands in that part of the former SSR.

    Russian commanders have realized that a rapid war of movement and maneuver was not the proper strategy in those easily defended portions of the Donbass. Thus, they have maintained a low level of casualties, both military and civilian while gradually grinding down the Ukies in a steady advance on the last holdout cities of the east.

    The steppe country which opens up west of the Donetsk Oblast will be a nightmare for the shattered remnants of Ukraines front-line, highly trained fighters. If those conscripted civilians, even including women, have studied a bit of Vietnam war history, they will properly frag both detestable officers and the “nationalist” fanatics, so they can avoid death by surrendering and guaranteed good treatment and a return to their homes as soon as possible. Russia now offers their national citizenship to any of the Ukrainian people who wish to make that choice. Perhaps that is why the Ukies are forcibly removing civilians from the cities which are next “on-deck”.

    How you remain in your fantasy world is beyond my comprehension. Presumably your paychecks coming from the taxpayers are keeping you motivated.

  235. @j2

    The Czechs and Slovaks were never under Russian rule. They were integral elements of the Austro-Hungarian empire. To this day many Austrian citizens bear Bohemian and Moravian surnames.

    • Replies: @j2
  236. j2 says:
    @emerging majority

    “The Czechs and Slovaks were never under Russian rule. ”

    Before the world wars they were in Austria-Hungary. After the WWII they were in the Eastern Block, meaning Communistic countries totally controlled by Russia, not even the Soviet Union, but Russia in the Soviet Union.

    About your comments to Bomberdcommand

    “To date, they have yet to employ any significant number of their main battle tanks, to say nothing of their more elite brigades. ”

    We have satellite images of Russian garrisons. Visible equipment in these garrisons (that is, much of the equipment is visible while some is in shelters) has reduced to 1/3-1/2 in all garrisons. The obvious implication is that this equipment has been sent to Ukraine and that also the personnel is reduced by 1/3-1/2 in these garrisons. This applies also to elite brigades.

    “Thus, they have maintained a low level of casualties, both military and civilian while gradually grinding down the Ukies in a steady advance on the last holdout cities of the east.”

    Indeed. Russian losses are high, as are also Ukrainian.

    “How you remain in your fantasy world is beyond my comprehension.”

    Russian positions allow Ukraine to make a checkmate in one move, ever consider that? Disable howitzers in the east side of the lake in Zaporizhzhia, cut with 200,000 men to the sea under Kherson. Half continues to West, half to East. Cuts all supplies from Crimea and the East from Russian forces in the West, they run out of ammunition in a month. Leaves Russian forces in the Eastern South unprotected all the way to Mariupol in the East. Threatens Crimea, so Russia must draw the forces from Donbass to protect Crimea. Checkmate and borders of 24. Feb. (One way to do it, there are other ways.)

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    , @Hitch
  237. Anonymous[269] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    LOL, you’re saying Russia had a foreign policy distinct from the Soviet Union that it was a part of?

    I have to say, this grotesque sense of aggrievement that so many Poles and Finns have over shit that happened decades, if not centuries, before they were born is quite Jewish.

    • Agree: Hitch
  238. Anonymous[269] • Disclaimer says:

    I hereby christen jew2, bumboycommand, and peterPOS the Ukro-Mags!

  239. Anonymous[731] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    At most, you’ve established that Jews could not engage in exploitation in Russia proper, only in a carefully delineated area. Thus their power was reduced relative to what it was under the Polish state, and hence their eternal sense of resentment towards Russia.

    No doubt they destabilized Poland, as they have done to the US/EU. But is Russia (and Prussia and Austro-Hungary) to be blamed for taking advantage of the situation? It’s quite revealing that you exempt the Polish nobility (and clergy) from blame for allowing the Jews to engage in such destabilization by allowing them into the country in the first place.

  240. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Ukraine? LOL.

    Volodymyr Zelensky’s economic adviser Oleg Ustenko said that Ukraine now needs \$9 billion a month from Western countries to cover its budget deficit, which is almost twice as much as Kiev’s previous requests, the Financial Times writes.

    Ukraine has as much sovereignty as a fentanyl addicted whore.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  241. Hitch says:
    @Hitch

    Like all fentanyl addicted whores, Ukraine is pawning off anything it can get its hands on. While young Ukrainian men are dying in the trenches without ammunitions under waves of thermobaric missiles, the “Ukrainian Government” is busy peddling off all the free military hardware that the slave states of the Nato empire have been coerced into “contributing”:

    Delivered in barrels of oil. \$4000 discount if it is picked up at the Polish borde including a free blowjob by a destitute Ukrainian crack whore.

  242. Hitch says:
    @j2

    Disable howitzers in the east side of the lake in Zaporizhzhia, cut with 200,000 men to the sea under Kherson. Half continues to West, half to East.

    Virtual barrier guard j2 sends most of 200,000 Ukrainian young men to their death. As I keep repeating, j2 is a war mongering ghoul.

    Check out what j2’s fellow travellers have in store for any those Ukrainian young men who bravely decide not to become cannon fodder:

    Ukraine Passes Law Allowing Military to Shoot Deserters

    The relevant passage of the bill, referring to “insubordination of the soldier, defiance or challenge to the commander, use of violence, abandonment of battle station or designated premises”, states: “In a combat situation the commander may use weapons or give orders to subordinates on their application, if no other way to stop the offense exists, without causing the death of the other party.”

    This is just like Stalin. If an 18 year old Ukrainian conscript runs out of ammunition in the middle of an artillery barrage and tries to retreat…. POW. Good work j2.

    Balázs Jarábik, a researcher for the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, specialising in central and eastern Europe, believes the new law is not as surprising as it seems, but rather “an old Soviet practice”. Asked if the new law indicates a lack of commitment in Ukrainian troops he replied “Not at all.”

    No lack of commitment here. Just like there was no lack of commitment in 1941 when Stalin sentenced death to millions of Russian, and Ukrainian, POW’s who had surrendered to the Wehrmacht. Of course Stalin sent the families of these “traitors” to the gulag. Likely Zelinsky will just have his Jewish doctors harvest their families organs for sale in the organ Bazaars of Israel.

    According to a statement made by the deputy commander of Ukraine’s armed forces Vladimir Talaylay, 78,000 people had been called up for duty by last month, but only 46,000 new recruits were enlisted into the military as a result.

    The Ukrainian armed forces announced earlier this week they may resort to call up women aged over 20 in the next recruitment cycle to make up the numbers.

    Already over 40% of these conscripts are guilty of desertion (and firing squad) for not showing up. Stalin would be proud.

  243. Hitch says:

    Not only has Russian weaponry been proven to be far superior that Nato, not only has Russian Special Forces kicked the ass of Nato special forces, not only has the Russian Army kicked the ass of Ukrainian Army, but now we learn that the Russia MIC with a defense budget of \$66 billion has totally out produced NATO’s of \$1.1 trillion.

    How many different dimensions are there to the complete and total corruption rotting out the empire of lies?

  244. Hitch says:

    Bravo, j2. You are doing a great job as a virtual barrier guard.

  245. Hitch says:

    The Polish people hail j2, and thank him for their impoverishment.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  246. Hitch says:

    Every third Ukrainian will be out of work in the coming year.

    This is reported by the National Bank of Ukraine with reference to the survey.

    For example, construction companies want to lay off about 50% of their employees.

    ▪️Another 46% of employees will be reduced by industrial enterprises

    On average, entrepreneurs in the country plan to lay off about 29% of the staff.

    Interestingly, is the “unemployment” clause included in the entry requirements in the EU?

    Another job well done by cannon fodder j2. The more the Ukrainian economy crumbles, the more Ukrainians will be forced to accept Nato crumbs and be forced to go die for their glorious Ukraine conquering Russian speaking regions.

  247. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hitch

    Pretty shocking to think Europe is already starting to fall apart, and summer isn’t even half over. The neoliberal system is even more fragile than I thought.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  248. Hitch says:
    @Anonymous

    The Dutch, Polish, German and Spanish farmers protest do not appear to be getting any further than the Canadian trucker protests, or the French Yellow Vests.

    WEF/Bilderberg/Rothschilds have surely planned for protests, the Masonic motto is ‘Ordo ab Chao‘, a Latin phrase that is translated to mean ‘Order from chaos’. The war, the inflation, the plandemic, are all part of the “Chao” they are deliberately creating. peterAUS, j2, and bombercommand are paid to promote this “Chao”. Some people will do anything for a few shekels.

  249. Hitch says:

    @j2: Is this you?

  250. Hitch says:

    Two of j2’s biggest fans. Kinky perverts and virtual barrier guards are two of a kind.

  251. Disgusting to see how Russia tolerates the re-supply of the Jewkrainian slavehounds. Not to totally close the Ukrainian borders – including the destruction of every train and every lorry crossing into Jewkraine is treason against the Russian Forces.

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