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    Post  GunshipDemocracy Sat Mar 18, 2023 9:34 pm

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    ICC prosecutor Karim Khan is bro of British tory pedophile (sentenced) . Must be in his genes there is attraction to kids...












    https://news.sky.com/story/imran-ahmad-khan-former-tory-mp-who-groped-boy-15-released-from-prison-after-serving-half-his-sentence-12816508

    His court case heard that he displayed a "significant degree of brutality" in the lead-up to the assault at a house in Staffordshire, as he dragged his victim upstairs and threw him on to a bed, forcing the then teenager to drink gin and tonic and asking him to watch pornography.

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    Post  par far Sat Mar 18, 2023 9:36 pm

    Very good points made from 17:50-20:45


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    Post  Backman Sat Mar 18, 2023 11:00 pm

    Russian army is far smaller than the soviet, yet Nato can't do shit still because what matters is nuks.

    But SU/Russia dismantled its land army because it thought the US would not waltz over its red lines because you know, its the nuclear era. The nuclear era has made big land wars obsolete. Turns out none of this was true. Because the US was willing to waltz over red lines. And here we are now.

    Russia needed to restructure its empire anyway. So it cant necessarily be viewed as a big mistake to restructure the military. But now they have to build it up again.

    Russia also thought that the US wouldn't build armies of suicidal retards on the outside and shuttle them into the war zone at infinitum. This is why they they were only holding Kharkov with checkpoints. Because attacking these lines with Nato built armies is another violation of Russia's red lines. The Ukraine counter attacks are another violation of the nuclear era. And its nukes that are obsolete more than anything else. Unless Russia starts testing them maybe.

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    Post  Backman Sat Mar 18, 2023 11:03 pm

    This is a good parody channel that someone started up. The Moon. It was just set up days ago. Give it a sub. They are starting from rock bottom



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    Post  Isos Sat Mar 18, 2023 11:11 pm

    But SU/Russia dismantled its land army because it thought the US would not waltz over its red lines because you know, its the nuclear era. The nuclear era has made big land wars obsolete. Turns out none of this was true. Because the US was willing to waltz over red lines. And here we are now.

    Russia needed to restructure its empire anyway. So it cant necessarily be viewed as a big mistake to restructure the military. But now they have to build it up again.

    Where ? Certainly not in Russia. We are in Ukraine and US still not fighting because it fears the nuks.

    As long as they have a good number of troops, technological advance and nuks they can't loose. In ukraine what thry really need is modern precision guided stuff and drones, not 2 million men for human wave tactics (something Ukros are doing and still loosing).

    An army that can fight on a 3000km front is just useless. There isn't even an opponent that can be that big to need such army. Nato won't be dealt woth regular troops but strategical aviation.

    For your second point, it is just dumb. The ukro war is happening because Russia is against imperialism and empires. Why would they create their own and march on people that share nothing with them and hates them ? Just build a fence and bomb them if they threaten you. If they don't threaten you just do nothing.

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    Post  kvs Sat Mar 18, 2023 11:30 pm

    Drone attack video above:

    Who are you going to believe, the western media and pundits or your lying eyes. Russians don't have any effective drones and need to get them
    from China. So China has to be threatened with sanctions to prevent this.

    BTW, from the video the Lancet drone proximity bomb action is clear. A rather effective device.

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    Post  GarryB Sun Mar 19, 2023 4:20 am

    Did I touch a nerve there? So it's ok to post a pick of the 3 American dicks but not the war criminal still walking free in your homeland!?
    Interesting....

    The irony was that Tony didn't even hide his nature... it was in his name... Blair is an anagram of B (a) liar.

    The new wave of mobilization is almost completed, and by mid-April-early May, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will try to attack with the most serious goals. Moreover, the main offensive will be just the same on Soviet technology, those very transferred T-72s and armored personnel carriers / BMP-1.2.

    Agree with what you are saying mostly, but the Russian forces are not the same as they were when large concentrations of orcs could push them back in carefully selected areas where HATO recon found the Russian forces were thin on the ground and likely to withdraw after a short fight.

    The Russians have gotten rather more soldiers in there and no doubt as the line moves forward they are likely to get more allies picking up rifles to defend their new country of Russia... not to mention lessons of the last year have been learned and air power is likely to be used more effectively now too.

    Even with western crews in those tanks and BMPs I think any offensive is going to struggle by Kievs forces... when it comes to being hit by guided artillery rounds, suicide drones, ATGMs from ground positions and anti tank attack helicopters I really don't see how HATO training is going to make any difference.

    Georgian forces were claimed to be HATO trained and were going to mow through Russian forces like a hay bailer... I don't understand what amazing HATO magic is going to change anything at all.

    Of course, you shouldn’t believe this, it’s better to overestimate the enemy a little and prepare for a meeting with him as expected, than to underestimate and stay in a relaxed state of mind.

    Normally it is, but when an enemy is teetering on collapse if you hold back in fear it might be a trap they might be able to brutally deal with their internal problems and regroup...

    Ukro offensives are russian best tactic. They easily destroy them as they advanced towards russian positions.

    Russians must be doing everything they can to encourage them to launch offensive again and again.

    But as a French man don't you love the irony that the US and the EU are doing exactly the same, and while Russia is not killing large numbers of westerners, they are enduring the attacks and becoming more self sufficient and independent which is the opposite of what the US wants... they want another slave.

    Hole when do you think such a move could be made to take those regions

    I suspect they will continue to do what they have been doing... changing tactics as the enemy does various things to take advantage of stupid acts by Kiev... so if Kiev mounts one or even two counteroffensives... one distraction and one main attack, then crushing both of those would then weaken the enemies lines across the entire front and allow attacks and advances in places where the line is weak or even unmanned to push... and after two counter offensive forces have been stopped and savaged they probably wont have much left to stop them.

    Or they could slowly creep forward at minimal losses and maximum cost to the enemy.

    A new format of reporting appear on Russia MoD Telegram.

    Good to see they recognise the importance of information and are stepping up to participate properly.

    Russians don’t do cities, the only exception was Berlin, where the NVA would have bourn a large part of the FIBUA burden, just as the proxies Wagner, Chechens and militia forces have and are doing today.

    Bullshit... During WWII most of the most savage fighting was in cities like Stalingrad or the siege of Leningrad... cities like Kharkov and Kiev were fought over and lost multiple times... it was an advantage for the Soviets to fight in cities where the enemies air power couldn't help.

    The Russians have a specialist force of urban combat troops with specialist equipment for the job.

    It should be noted that in May 2021, Uralvagonzavod began to create the first prototypes of the Shturm heavy strike robotic complex based on the T-72B3 tank. This RTK is designed for urban combat, but nothing has been heard of it since.

    We can of course assume such prototypes, if they are near to being useful would be tested in the Ukraine or Syria already... and feedback will be improving the design and potential tactical use options.

    It has been pointed out by many observers that hiding massive troops in this day and age of space intel satellites is impossible, so there can be no surprise rapid deployment to any one front. Just another lesson learned from this war.

    Well assuming they can't be hidden then the key becomes mobility... if you can move them fast from place to place then you get your surprise by having them arrive to fight in a place you were not expecting to fight. If Russian forces can move faster than Ukrainian forces then they can build up an advantage force to fight anywhere they please.

    For your second point, it is just dumb. The ukro war is happening because Russia is against imperialism and empires. Why would they create their own and march on people that share nothing with them and hates them ? Just build a fence and bomb them if they threaten you. If they don't threaten you just do nothing.

    Totally agree... the more EU and European countries Russia invades the more they have to fix up... it is not their problem.

    If you are a Russian in an EU country and you feel repressed... move home to mother Russia... don't expect Russia to come to you.

    BTW, from the video the Lancet drone proximity bomb action is clear. A rather effective device.

    Actually I think the Lancet was under manual control and was going to hit the centre body of the target but the crosshair kept moving upwards to hit the launch tubes of the rockets which all exploded when the Lancets warhead set them all off... the rocket warheads plus the rocket propellent plus the Lancets warhead would be over a ton of explosives and propellent.

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    Post  Backman Sun Mar 19, 2023 6:04 am

    Some Poles got messed up real bad. And deserved every bit of it.

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    Post  Dr.Snufflebug Sun Mar 19, 2023 7:14 am

    So Putin went to the Donbass.

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    Post  Tolstoy Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:32 am

    GarryB wrote:If you are a Russian in an EU country and you feel repressed... move home to mother Russia... don't expect Russia to come to you.
    I hope they don't bring their EU values with them - gay parades, drag queen, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy etc.

    This forum was supposed to be a voice of pro Russia people, instead we find vile, disgusting anti Russian voices like RTN, Sujoy and Vann. Putin kicked out a lot of these anti Russia crowd outside Russia, about time forum moderators do the same with the anti Russian crowd on this forum.

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    Post  nomadski Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:45 am

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington_boot


    I saw photo of Russian troops going into mud , with fancy fabric ( stitched ) hiking Boots ! Why not allow them to wear Wellington Boots ? Cheap to make ? Then they could give those Polaks the welly ! Looks like they already did , with bullet to the brain ! Also a condition for state visit by Russia to a country , that is part of ICC , should be that they withdraw from it . Otherwise no state visit or fat contracts , simpler than sending Putin lookalike . The Aristocracy , in which  the Judiciary is a part , are derived from a class that educate their children in private same sex  Boarding- schools , until age 18 . Where homosexuality and paedophilia is ( house of ) commons , like Prisons .

    Edit : Reply to GarryB , later post .

    GarryB wrote " Proper boots should put up with all sorts of conditions and situations and support your feet in mud and gravel and rocks and ice. Gumboots might keep your feet dry but they are not good for support or climbing or moving over uneven ground carrying a backpack and equipment. " Overboots can be worn by troops in trenches , there are cheap military versions . Seeing that troops spend 99% of time in wet trenches , they can quickly remove these before any action .


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    Post  klahtinen Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:53 am

    Iltasanomat, part of the largest Finnish media group Sanoma, wrote yesterday that president Putin is now so desparate because of the huge Russian losses he has ordered museum tanks to be taken to the front. 85% of Finns are believing this Shocked

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    Post  sepheronx Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:59 am

    So?

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    Post  Tolstoy Sun Mar 19, 2023 9:01 am

    GarryB wrote:the Lancet was under manual control and was going to hit the centre body of the target but the crosshair kept moving upwards to hit the launch tubes of the rockets which all exploded when the Lancets warhead set them all off
    Rockets are not supposed to explode this way when hit. There are safety measures in place. Extremely poor quality rocket.
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    Post  GarryB Sun Mar 19, 2023 9:26 am

    I hope they don't bring their EU values with them - gay parades, drag queen, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy etc.

    Hopefully Russia will find a way to educate such people but I suspect moving back to Russia would be the last thing they want to do.

    If you watch the US programme South Park they have already covered all this when sexual deviants performing sexual acts in front of their students to try to get fired as teachers so they can sue the school for millions of dollars... the teachers sex slave eventually told the parents off for tolerating all the bullshit the teacher was exposing their children to to try to get fired... he said they are sexual deviants that should not be tolerated by everyone... they shouldn't be worshipped.

    There are all sorts of weird stuff people like doing, some people actually like to be hurt or tied up, but if everyone involved is happy to do that I don't care.

    Just don't have a parade about it and expect me to love and respect you for your choices and preferences...

    I am sure Russia can have a society where it is not illegal to be weird but that it is not necessary to be celebrated either.


    I saw photo of Russian troops going into mud , with fancy fabric ( stitched ) hiking Boots ! Why not allow them to wear Wellington Boots ? Cheap to make ?

    Proper boots should put up with all sorts of conditions and situations and support your feet in mud and gravel and rocks and ice. Gumboots might keep your feet dry but they are not good for support or climbing or moving over uneven ground carrying a backpack and equipment.

    Iltasanomat, part of the largest Finnish media group Sanoma, wrote yesterday that president Putin is now so desparate because of the huge Russian losses he has ordered museum tanks to be taken to the front. 85% of Finns are believing this

    The problem is that they don't care what the truth is, so thinking Russians are suffering more than Fins are probably makes them feel better... just like a Christian thinking everyone else is going to hell might make them feel better about their shit life.

    Rockets are not supposed to explode this way when hit. There are safety measures in place. Extremely poor quality rocket.

    Rockets are tubes mostly filled with propellent, which is fuel and oxygen, and an explosive warhead, which is made up of energetic fuel and chemicals that generate large amounts of free oxygen very quickly when ignited.

    If you drop a bomb in the middle of lots of other bombs they all tend to go up... as shown by engineers in an army that will collect up all the land mines and unexploded bombs on a battlefield and put them all in one big pile and then put a bomb in the middle which they blow up to destroy all the weapons in the pile.

    Rockets are not supposed to spontaneously explode in storage or in transit on the vehicle or while being loaded or unloaded or during handling, but when an explosive is dropped amongst a large number of them and detonated, then yes... they are all going to go boom.

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:11 am

    GEROMAN -- time will tell - 👀 --
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    According to the Military Chronicle, two armored groups of the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, units of the 106th and 129th Territorial Defense Brigades are trying to probe the defenses of the RF Armed Forces south of Orekhov, between Novodanilovka and Malaya Tokmachka.

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    Post  Sujoy Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:12 am

    Are there two different types of Scramjet engines that have been designed to power the Kinzhal and Zircon respectively? If yes, does each of these engines have a nomenclature?

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:15 am

    Setting a good example for other World leaders Very Happy

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    Post  GarryB Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:16 am

    Kinzhal is solid rocket powered, it is an air launched Iskander.

    Zircon is an Onyx with a scramjet motor instead of a ramjet motor that is a combined rocket ramjet.

    Obviously Zircon is also reshaped because it operates at much higher flight speeds which would require a different shaped nose, but it is a scramjet powered missile.

    A bit like propeller driven aircraft had straight wings because they couldn't fly fast enough to need swept wings, but jet powered aircraft that can fly almost to the speed of sound and faster need a swept wing and a more pointy nose.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:20 am

    Khinzhal is rocket powered, not scramjet. Put simply, its a heavily modified air-launched Iskander.

    Zircon is a legitimate scramjet, but IMHO there is no reliable info yet on the true nature of its engine design, just conjecture.

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:27 am

    War Map and the Situation on the Fronts in the Evening of 18 Mar 2023; pub. 00:05:zap:

    🎯 After an extremely successful overnight session of "geraning", the Russian army continues to work its way behind enemy lines. There have been strikes on a mercenary base in #Zaporozhye. Members of the "Foreign Legion" lived in a restaurant complex, where they eventually met with a buffet in the form of Russian shells. There were also strikes on AFU positions in #Kramatorsk and #Konstantinovka.

    ⚔ Situation on the Fronts for the past Day

    🔹#Artyomovsk (#Bakhmut) Sector:

    ➖ Wagner PMC fighters continue to advance in the direction of #Grigorovka.
    ➖ In #Artyomovsk, our forces have taken control of most of the territory of the AZOM plant. The "orchestrators" have also advanced in the south of the city and gained a foothold on the left bank of the Bakhmutka River in the area of the central market.
    ➖ Nevertheless, despite our successes in #Artyomovsk, the AFU are concentrating forces for a possible attempt to unblock the city.

    🔹#Donetsk Direction:

    ➖ The Russian army continues to advance in the #Avdeyevka sector, attempting to encircle the city. This is aided by the Russian Aerospace Forces, which are carrying out precise strikes against enemy targets. The militants are suffering heavy losses, which they are not ashamed to talk about.
    ➖ Furthermore, the RF Armed Forces continue their offensive in #Pervomayskoye.

    🔹#SouthDonetsk Direction:

    ➖ The RF Armed Forces attack in #Maryinka.
    ➖ #Ugledar is now firmly associated with Russian marines from the 155th Pacific Fleet Brigade, whom the Ukrainian militants can only "bury" by word of mouth. In fact, the fighters are knocking out the Nazis from their strongholds around the fortified city of #Ugledar.

    https://t.me/sitreports/5990


    Military Expert Boris Rozhin on the Situation in the #Artyomovsk (#Bakhmut) Sector; 18 Mar 2023, 22:59:zap:

    🔹1. Fighting Continues in the area of Orekhovo-Vasilyevka, #Khromovo, #Bogdanovka. The settlements have not yet been taken.

    🔹2. There is an Accumulation of enemy forces near #Konstantinovka, Ray-Alexandrovka and Chasov Yar. Enemy counterstrikes are likely to intensify in order to stabilize the situation.

    🔹3. In the City centre, fights are shifting towards the Artyomovsk administration building, which is just over 1/2 a kilometre away. Fighting has also begun in the stadium area.

    🔹4. Most of AZOM plant industrial zone has been cleared. Will be fully liberated in the coming days.

    🔹5. In the South of #Artyomovsk, fighting continues near the destroyed monument to pilots.

    🔹6. To the South of the City, fighting continued in #Krasnoye area.

    https://t.me/sitreports/5989


    Yesterday, tanks for the Armed Forces of Ukraine ended up in fuel and lubricants, as we immediately assumed.
    This was indirectly confirmed by officials, while all telegram channels were forbidden to publish any information. Threatened with criminal articles from the SBU.

    By the way, the source told us an excellent scheme, how in such cases they write off a lot of things (in this case, the loss in fuel will actually be, for example, 100 tons, and they will write off 140, of which 40 will be merged and sold on the black market), and then they shove it in their own pockets.

    Corruption in Ukraine during the war only intensified.

    https://t.me/legitimniy/14973

    Situation in Artemovsk Region: Morning of 19/03/2023

    In the Krasnoye Area, positional battles take place. The AFU have priotized their counterattacks and probing of defenses within this sector with little successes. PMC Wagner were able to expand zone of control nearby to the Canal in the Stupochky Region.

    In the South Artemovsk Area, PMC Wagner are continually sweeping up the micro-district adjacent to Mariupolska St. PMC Wagner are fighting within the area of the now destroyed MIG-17 Statue, and Bakhmut Industrial College. The AFU are preparing for defenses within the fields in the Chasiv Yar area.

    In the AZOMPROM Facility, PMC Wagner have been able to penetrate through the facility in the direction of the Artemovsk Railway. The encirclement ring within the facility is now only 1km.

    In the Market area, PMC Wagner are approaching the 'Avangard' Stadium.


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    Post  JohninMK Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:31 am

    "Production of ammunition for Ukraine and their deliveries are delayed due to a shortage of explosives in the European Union - The Financial Times

    European efforts to produce weapons for Ukraine are hampered by a shortage of explosives, which industrialists fear will delay the ramp-up of shell production by as much as three years.

    Shortages in gunpowder, plastic explosives and TNT have left the industry unable to quickly meet expected EU orders for Ukraine, no matter how much money is thrown at the problem, officials and manufacturers said. There is an urgent need for shells, both to replenish the national arsenals and to maintain supplies to the Ukrainian forces.

    But manufacturers, industry leaders and EU officials warn that the increase in demand can only lead to higher prices, which have already jumped by a fifth over the past year."

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    "🇺🇦🇪🇺 The lack of explosives delays the production of shells for Ukraine by the European defense industry, – FT

    Limited supplies of substances such as gunpowder, TNT and nitrocellulose do not allow a rapid increase in the production of artillery ammunition. According to the interlocutors of the publication, in Europe there are no large manufacturers of the necessary explosives, so the increase in production may take about three years.

    Do we believe?"
    https://t.me/llordofwar/100930

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    Post  Broski Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:34 am

    Iltasanomat, part of the largest Finnish media group Sanoma, wrote yesterday that president Putin is now so desparate because of the huge Russian losses he has ordered museum tanks to be taken to the front. 85% of Finns are believing this
    As I said in a previous comment;
    In my country the biggest web portal won't say those numbers, but they'll make an article how Bakhmut is a meatgrinder (against Russians) and how Ukrainians won't back up and retreat because they're trying to grind as many Russians as they can, and they'll show pictures of fields of dead Russians.

    "4-5 thousand Ukrainians is a great loss but they killed 50.000 Russians in Bakhmut"
    "After Bakhmut Ukrainians are just pulling back to nearest town and they'll kill 50.000 Russians again"

    I consider this a good thing, now is not the time for NATO vassals to stop deluding themselves and come to their senses, there's so much more of Ukraine left to conquer and reintegrate into Russia.
    Not sure about you but I would hope to God/Allah that my adversaries are as arrogant and stupid as your average pro-Ukrainian shill.

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Mar 19, 2023 11:35 am

    "On March 9th, Russia, for the first time in the war, targeted a joint NATO-Ukranian operating room using a hypersonic missile, the Kinzhal K47M2.
    There were two stories about this, one that it was an AD operating room. The other was it was involved in cross-border terrorism.

    Whatever is the explanation reason for the attack, the Russians do not use Kinzhal on low value targets. And the Ukrainians fear it enough that they activate their sirens just when they receive reports of jets carrying the missile taking off.

    Both sides confirmed the use of the missile.
    The bunkers around Ukraine are sunk deep into the ground, with the command bunker said to be 80 meters deep. Thus Kinzhal is among the only conventional ways Russia can use to destroy bunkers at standoff range.

    Earlier in the year, I repeated a condensed version of SMO 2, involving decapitation strikes, strikes on ISR and more. This hasn't happened simultaneously, but we have now seen piecemeal attacks on everything except satellites.

    The "peaceful" takedown of the MQ-9 has forced the US to fly RQ-4 drones well away from Crimea, greatly reducing the value of the intelligence they obtain. They also fly within a tight civilian corridor.
    Though it cheekily ventured out for a short time to collect better data.

    Russia has most of the information it needs on NATO's responses to almost all the different kind of attacks it will have to start SMO 2.
    This is not optional, even if Ukraine runs out of men and ammunition it will transform into a nuclear terrorism NATO HQ.

    One thing remains.

    Satellites.

    I've received reports that the NATO has begun manoeuvring their highest tier ISRs into unpredictable orbits. This is a time limited tactic that consumes precious fuel (delta-v budget) and greatly decreases the operational lifetime of these assets.

    The US and UK would not do this if they didn't believe these satellites were in any danger. It's not something you can do more than once, as when the delta-v budget runs out, the satellite will need to be brought into a graveyard orbit.
    This suggests one of two things:

    1. This is a last ditched effort, acting on good intel on Russian intentions, to buy more time to run the war under the threshold of nuclear war, before that eventuality.
    2. The same premise as #1, but with the added intent of pulling out of Ukraine without taking the added loss.

    We are getting closer:

    As Russia captures bunkers and mineshafts in Bakhmut that are 300 meters or deeper, NATO understands the battle in Bakhmut has been decided and prolonging it further will simply feed in more Ukrop casualties in the Russian meat grinder...

    Russia has begun to escalate vertically/horziontally out of the Ukraine theatre.
    First with deep underground bunker busting missile attacks against NATO inside Ukraine.
    Second by downing ISR drones in the black sea.
    And perhaps soon with anti-satellite attacks.

    NATO must decide:

    1. Continue this insane war as planned, and give up the initiative of vertical and perhaps further horizontal escalation to Russia.
    2. Jump in with more terrorism (like the Kerch bridge bombing) in the hope of making Russia blink.
    3. Escalate into direct confrontation.
    4. Fold.

    Whatever NATO decides, Russia has decided to win at any cost and it may just have China's backing behind it, ensuring it will not only win the war but also win the peace afterwards. Even should a nuclear war break out.

    /End"
    https://twitter.com/cirnosad/status/1637277730235613185

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