Backman wrote:The lowlife in the US is really pushing this point. "if Russia uses a nuke in Ukraine , that counts as an attack on Nato."
Both parties reiterated it now. Because the radiation will travel to nato borders.
How much soldiers could Nato bring to the fight if they were to enter Ukraine in the west for a conventional attack ?
To just illustrate how bad NATO is at getting any war going."Not my problem"
This guy in Afghanistan was in charge of ordering Diesel fuel for the Generators and vehicles.
In his handover-takeover. (where you bring your replacement up to speed) he forgot to show him the gigantic fuel bladders on base.
Result?, Our massive base ran out of Diesel.
Subsequently, the base suffered complete power failure and we no longer had mechanized patrols.
We just had foot patrols, took us three weeks to get back operational."outsource everything"
New NATO vehicles are no longer maintained by own milltary maintenance.
They instead order their vehicles to precise specifications, witch is expensive to begin with.
And place all their vehicle maintenance under contract with these manufacturers
If we encounter some sort of failure ourselves, we had to call them.
you can imagine when you are in an warzone, nobody knows how to fix a problem.
Can not start engine?.
Army mechanic be like:
"lol i dunno, magnesium grenade into vehicle"."Slavic Help"
NATO Logistical could not keep up with the airlift capacity needed in Afghanistan.
It was just too much to fly everything in, and using helicopters and cargo aircraft to haul everything to bases.
So NATO struck an deal with Russia.
We could make use of Russian airspace, and we hired about every Russian and former soviet state private contractor to fly our shit.
I mean everything, Antonov's flew to our home NATO nations to pick up tanks and vehicles to fly to Afghanistan.
And MI-8's and MI-26's flew everything to keep the NATO war going."do not think, just execute"
who asked you to think soldier?. Just execute!
There is incompetence in blindly following orders that is given.
Or....not being given orders at all, and just sit on your ass when all hell breaks loose.
one nice example.
we asked to drop these propaganda flyers over an town to the U.S airforce.
we handed over this pallet with printed flyers and said "we need you to drop these flyers over x Town".
We never found the flyers in our patrols.
Long story short, no flyers in town.
But after a few days we had a very angry afghan at our gate.
surprisingly, a handful of our propaganda flyers we where looking fore.
The U.S Airforce flew over town, ......
But they just pushed the entire pallet with all flyers neatly packed in their boxes off the rear ramp.
That then crashed in some poor afghan's home."Tower of Babel"
You think NATO is an unified bunch?. think again.
it can portray itself as such.
But if you ever tried speaking english with an frenchman, you know what i mean.
It is not good when your Chinook engineer uses bar napkins to draw pictures to his Spanish counterpart to what part he like to request.
In this case....an replacement Window.
Communicating with the Baltic states or Poles?.
Everything is "yes yes".
Especially poles, ....in exercises they literally shoot at allies and enemy's with the same amount of excitement.
I'm sure it is partially to blame on their soviet NVG's that can not tell an random bush from an vehicle.
And the other half total paranoia we can not get out of their heads."America"
Yes.... like things where not bad enough.
You got these assholes running around in your NATO structure.
Bringing Democracy where-ever they go.
What do they contribute?. literally zero.
They are good tough at pissing off your own local population.
drunk and disorderly, pissing against monuments.
Reminding you drunk they saved you in World war 2...
While canadians actually freed my nation.
Americans are called STD's in army circles for good reason.
once you have them. you can not get rid of them.
They believe themselves authority over all.
Stockpiling nukes and depleted uranium in weapon silos in your nation.
Where they have sole authority.
Because they feel they alone are the masters in the universe.
"you know you are going to nuclear irradiate our nations with your depleted uranium right?"
"you want to want to win from the russians or not!?"
we EU troops: "the **** did you just say!?"
They are Occupiers of Europe since 1945. I and a lot of other nation's veterans see it that way."Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones"
I have been there several times.
I had a unique role because of my accomplishments.
I sometimes had to visit Brussel's NATO HQ for business.
If you want an example of an dumb collection senior officers that think the world revolves around them and their U.S overlords. look no further.
These people solely exist to kiss the ass of the U.S. selling their own nation's interests in the process.
Promoted trough their armies for their total obedience to the U.S war machine.
They are extremely delusional of the real-world logic and doctrine's of how an actual war is waged.
They actively shove new developments of weapon developments of pier-adversary's under the table.
It is not to be discussed with respect and understanding, but only for when propaganda purposes suits it, and then in the negative sense.
And this is disseminated down the ladder to unit briefings.
The moment you under-estimate your enemy. is the moment you have lost.
Also, this disdain for other cultures and openly mocking their legitimate national interests is disgusting."War Machine"
In Afghanistan, When we got air support from Americans we learned their trigger happy attitude.
It resulted in warcrimes.
When we confronted them with it when we where on KAF airbase. They explained.
It is more expensive to take an bomb on an flight, return home. remove it from the wing. inspect it, and store it.
Than it is to just order an complete new bomb from the factory and take that out instead.
The German Fennek is an similar example.
It has an notoriously vulnerability to IED's. Its armour plating is welded right down the driver seat.
if an IED explodes there, it will smear the driver in red paste all over the interior.
The manufacturer and government knows. But it would require an armor overhaul.
They decided it is cheaper to spend 3000 euro on an funeral that overhaul the vehicles.