Well to be fair the average german soldier during WW2 was much more skilled than the average Russian.
Yeah, because skill never changes over time... it is static.
Of course German skill at war crimes was excellent... they are like modern Americans in their skill at shooting unarmed people...
They did get very skillful at retreating... skills that HATO has taken to heart and based their plans in European conflicts for their tactics during WWIII.
The German's had no oil and ability to pump out spare parts for tanks and vehicles at any decent rate. German soldiers would fight at Train Depo's for spare parts.
That comes down to strategic planning, for which they were inept.
Skill-wise in comparison yes the soviets where incompetent compared to the germans.
The incompetent side lost. That is the definition of incompetence. They made their Tigers to last 100 years, when they only needed them to last 10.
The Soviets made their T-34s to last 20-30 years and made 50 for every German tank made... and that is why they won.
What lost the Germans the war was fighting on two fronts and their shitty industrial base, if they could have fully committed onto the USSR and had the production base to back it up.
Fighting on two fronts was their decision, and the fact that they never really moved to a proper war footing for their industries was their problem too.
Hitler's arrogance in not listening to his men oh and maybe arming Ukraine at the time who HATED the USSR. When the Germans first marched into Ukraine they were hailed as heroes and liberators.
Yeah, the west german generals loved to blame Hitler for their losses... doesn't make it true though.
Hitlar could have used this to get millions of more needed manpower but instead, his ideals blinded him. Had he done all of this first, Germany would have defeated the USSR in a 1v1 fight easy.
Easy? Germany was dead as soon as they invaded the Soviet territory... Just like Napoleon... but it is OK because the west is going to beat Putin using economic sanctions...
I don't blame Hitler for attacking, everyone knew sooner or later Stalin was going to attack Germany he was just trying to buy time until he felt his forces where ready. Was better to attack an unprepared foe then be attacked.
No, I am sure you are a fan... Just like the US invading Iraq... everyone knew that it was only a matter of time before Saddam invaded the US...
Didn't help Germany all of their allies in WW2 where useless.
Germany picked its own allies... it could have just as easily picked the Soviets as friends and take out all their hatred on the French and British... of course now that it is at the core of the EU it is still the same ruthless bunch of criminals carving up Yugoslavia and in the background in conflicts around the place...
For fucks sake Russia really......A Nuclear accident.
This is a whole new level of incompetence now, conventionally weapons are one thing.
But you can afford a single accident with Nuclear weapons. I need to talk to people now, see whats really going on. If it's Nuclear, I know Russia would be downplaying what's going on to the media and press.
It is OK... even 100 dead is an acceptable cost to create nuclear weapons to destroy the west with...
Could also be an ICBM that exploded during tests with the nuclear warhead spreading around in pieces.
If that were the case there would be no problem detecting the radiation from orbit let alone near the site of the accident.
Eh sorry but if there is something going on they will downplay it.
Of course... if there is no problem then there must be a problem if they say it is bad it must be worse... thanks captain overreaction...
Back when Chernobyl happened the Russians also tried to play that off has a none issue, they have a history of this behavior in this area
I don't remember any information coming from Russia, Chernobyl is in the Ukraine and the information came from the Soviets... and why would the Soviets want to share information with the west for anyway... the west was at war with the Soviets... so the west can go fuck itself.
Not saying it's that level of bad but it's an example the Russians will not be upfront with whats going on if it's related to Nuclear.
But that is exactly what you are suggesting.
The fact something Nuclear happened alone is also a huge problem.
What business is it of yours?
Civilian organizations lie,
They do... they are called western funded NGOs to be precise...
Is there a reactor leak no of course not, would Russia downplay an issue related to Nuclear with their history hellllll yeah they would. They control all the information that goes out. It's a fair thought to have considering their history.
Why should they be honest and up front with the western media... they are going to twist any information they get like you just did now... it is not in Russias interests to tell the west anything... the west has no right to know...
But hey ignore they had an accident of a nuclear-tipped weapon to the point it's causing a big fuss.
What source are you using to back your claim it was nuclear armed?
Mostly likely the levels are has reported sure, but that doesn't brush everything else under the rug
Russia is not obliged to tell us anything.
IF that's true, then yes they are in fact downplaying it.
That means things are worse then they are letting on.
Why should they release any information to the west... it is funny but you freely admit that the west lies all the time about all sorts of things but suddenly Russia being suspected by you of lying is such a crime... please remind us again of your purpose illegally being in Syria to keep that country divided and at war... you are creating suffering and death but we should think the Russian government is bad because you think they might be underplaying an incident?