flamming_python wrote:caveat emptor wrote:With that logic anything short of nuclear attack on Moscow is nothing. Point is that it was someone's **** up, as it was case with Moskva, and that someone has to pay for it. Especially don't muddle the water with some stupid statements. It is easy to lose credibility. No one normal here impkied that they will lose a war because of it.flamming_python wrote:
That's a presumptuous set of assumptions
Of course they were alert. Shit happens sometimes, that's all. We don't know what it was yet, sabotage, missile strikes, whether the satellite pics are real or not
But this level of damage is not that significant. If only 1 serviceman was killed - who cares about the equipment? Or is Russia running out of raw materials or something? Like Germany in WW2 getting low on the tungsten? Like Japan now out of rubber?
A strike on the Khabarovsk aviation plant would be rather more serious.
The biggest blow is just defeatism and the attempt at a psychological blow, trying to force Russia's hand into this or the other. It's all nonsense. Hundreds of Ukrainian militants destroyed every 24h along with plenty of artillery, ammo and whatever else. There is a meat-grinder going on yet somehow the Ukraine does not slide into defeatism as readily as the panic-mongers at the ready on the Russian side. Can it already.
I see your brash talk as some kind of coping, which is understandable, since you are Russian and personally invested.
It's war is what it is. And not just with the Ukraine, but with the entire NATO next door and backing it in every way short of directly entering the conflict
You're going to have to get used to the fact that they will get lucky, they will conduct some successful strikes, they will find weak points or expose flaws in strategies and all the rest of it.
My brash talk is to counter Kiev's and NATO's desired effect which is doom and gloom.
And they really switched on the hype train for this operation.
But if using your head for a second.. doom and gloom over what exactly? What, some destroyed Su-30SMs on the ground? Like I said, even the Taliban managed things like that.
If this is all they can come up with a consolation prize in place of the much-hyped Kherson offensive then I suspect Russia has been doing good work as of late. One dead serviceman, a few injured and up to a dozen destroyed or damaged planes. RIP and speedy recovery to the injured, what more is there to say.
If war is war, why haven't the Russian special forces destroyed himars trucks or Ukrainian airfields with special forces? How tf are their Ukrainian special forces operating with drones 300 km away from the frontline? Why are you saying this is no big deal.
Also when was the last time the US or any NATO country lost a dozen plus fixed wing fighter aircraft to enemy special forces? What happened now to Russia is like Israel having its airfield bombed by Hezbollah quadcopters, or a US or saudi airfield having 12 F-15s destroyed on the ground.
Not even the saudis let the houthis destroy a dozen of their aircraft on the ground. Let that sink in.