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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3360 on: August 12, 2022, 01:48:22 AM »
I laughed at this old meme template more than I should've, probably. Well played, @uamemesforces  :knuppel2:

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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3361 on: August 12, 2022, 02:51:42 AM »
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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3362 on: August 12, 2022, 04:48:44 AM »
Meanwhile, Ukr Defense Ministry keeps winning the meme war, too...!

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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3363 on: August 12, 2022, 06:12:22 AM »
Ben Wallace, UK's Defense Minister, thinks Russia's invasion is "starting to fail in many areas"...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-starting-to-fail-in-ukraine-war-as-heavy-losses-mount-wallace/ar-AA10zraL?ocid=entnewsntp&cvid=56a14321e1a84961b8ff4519b2c91c88

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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3364 on: August 12, 2022, 06:29:31 AM »
More detail from the before/after damage shots:



The larger photo shows a third destroyed building, south of the go-line.

I noticed that yesterday morning, Business Insider reported that bottom row also 'suspected' but not confirmed destroyed, so their source analyst agreed with me (perhaps mistakenly) that the damage photo didn't actually show craft there.

I think it's probable, however, that the two farthest left craft didn't escape debilitating damage (the new photo looks like it shows debris more clearly -- keeping in mind the farthest left two parking slots were empty before the strike, though there's a large burn-blotch between those slots now like an impact was made there), while the two farthest-right craft got away unharmed, with a continuum of damage probability dropping left-to-right between them.

https://www.businessinsider.com/photos-russia-jets-destroyed-in-surprise-attack-on-crimea-airfield-2022-8

The Tweet photo sent out by the Ukr Defense Ministry is perhaps inconclusive about which area the jet was struck in? (The question is whether that's on the tarmac go-line. I agree it does look like it should be...)

Insider provided an update 15 hours ago:

https://www.businessinsider.com/base-blasts-suggest-russian-positions-far-behind-front-lines-unsafe-2022-8?inline-endstory-related-recommendations=

Looks like the Ukrainian story is settling down to 'Ukrainian-made weapon system', which suggests a short-range missile system they've been working on, perhaps with partisan guidance.
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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3365 on: August 12, 2022, 08:32:49 AM »
unfucking believable!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1557933881365610496

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Thankfully we have folks like chef Jose Andres, who set up his kitchen operation in Ukraine early in the war, and it now serves 40K hot meals daily and a ton of bagged meals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeXLIjGcgvw

The video has some notes on the state of the Ukrainian economy and the availability of food in the war zone as well as the nation as a whole.
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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3366 on: August 12, 2022, 06:10:36 PM »
The Airbase attack has been the buzz of the Ukraine war this week.  Everyone is trying to figure out what weapons they used to get it done.  Also, 3 days before, dcs forums were buzzing with reports of Ukrainians using western harm anti radar missiles, as wreckage was found in Russian occupied territory.  Interesting as Suhkois can't carry harms, so they must have modified them to fire off in a auto pitbull mode.  Gota give it to the Ukrainians, they adapt, improvise and over come....it's why we love em.

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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3368 on: August 13, 2022, 12:52:09 PM »
Nice, itís an even cheaper weapon system than the himars.  Only complaint is part of the way harms work, itís best to launch them from 30 to 40k altitude at Mach 1 or better to increase the range and energy of the missile.  But in Ukraines case, something like this might work.  Sneak the ground launched harms up to the front line and fire away.  Before the airbase strike, I noticed several reports of Russian Sam sites being destroyed across the front.

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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3369 on: August 13, 2022, 08:24:59 PM »
Toonces - Don't ask me, I just close my eyes and take it.

Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3370 on: August 13, 2022, 09:29:29 PM »
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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3371 on: August 13, 2022, 11:01:42 PM »
at this point nothing will convince me that in the 80's they wouldn't have gotten the living shit kicked out them.
there's honestly a weird part of me that can't let go of this fight needing to happen.
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Toonces - Don't ask me, I just close my eyes and take it.

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Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

Martok - I don't know if it's possible to have an "anti-boner"...but I now have one.

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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3372 on: August 13, 2022, 11:05:34 PM »
people complained that Red Storm Rising was optimistic.
turns out it was the very very very worst case scenario.  <:-)
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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3373 on: August 14, 2022, 10:32:02 AM »



I am guessing that Ukraine wins this one after a long bloody fight. The Russians will have to retreat to the other side of the Dnipro.

But then the Ukrainians are going to have the flip-side of the problem when they want to go beyond Kherson.

The Dnipro is a very substantial river. Here is a Google street view from 2017 looking across from the Kherson side. This location is about 1/4 mile from the Russian pontoon ferry called out on Star's map.

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Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Reply #3374 on: August 14, 2022, 02:32:41 PM »



I am guessing that Ukraine wins this one after a long bloody fight. The Russians will have to retreat to the other side of the Dnipro.

But then the Ukrainians are going to have the flip-side of the problem when they want to go beyond Kherson.

The Dnipro is a very substantial river. Here is a Google street view from 2017 looking across from the Kherson side. This location is about 1/4 mile from the Russian pontoon ferry called out on Star's map.


  On the other hand, the Ukrainians are on the other side of the river up north, so while Russia pours stuff into the killing ground on the Kherson-Crimea front, the Ukrainians could attack elsewhere.
In fact the information battle (with Zelinsky telling his generals not to talk about the attack on Kherson) suggests a Ukrainian attack in the center might be coming sooner than an attack on Kherson.