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If anything those Ukie drone strokes show just how weak they are. If they had real strike capability they would have used it.
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Here it is, the real reason Putin wasn't driving a Lada across the Crimean bridge yesterday.



"Buy Russian", he said.
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Look what they accomplished with a mere 13 million dollars today...

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Got to wonder how these guys haven't managed to wrap things up in Ukraine yet. [icon_lol2.gif]
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gertlush wrote: Dec 5th, 2022, 6:03 pm If anything those Ukie drone strokes show just how weak they are. If they had real strike capability they would have used it.
Nah, that wasn't a test of the drones, that was a test of the new EW environment they can create. It wasn't the drone strikes being counted; it was the air defense resources the Russians popped off at ghosts they were counting. The bombers that got damaged was just a bonus.

What air defense doing? They were busy, really, really busy.
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Gotcha, warn the Russkies first with a little strike so theyre prepped for next time.
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gertlush wrote: Dec 5th, 2022, 7:17 pm Gotcha, warn the Russkies first with a little strike so theyre prepped for next time.
If we believe Russia, a couple old soviet slugs from the 70's, spent close to an hour in the air, one of them traveled 600 km's across Russian airspace and hit a strategic bomber base, damaging at least 100 million dollars' worth of strategic bombers. We don't have any idea what happened at Engels 2 and likely won't until weather allows for a satellite shot. It was a much larger blast. Meanwhile, Russian Air Defense was shooting at ghosts from Belgorod to Moscow.

Not a single second of intercept footage has been shared.

Sometimes, when people tell you what they are going to do, it's actually true, and you can look back on the results and believe them.

How are they going to be prepared next time? They've got a lot of things to figure out. How did Ukraine take out 85% of their missiles today? How many more times can they spend 10's if not 100's of millions of dollars to take out a single transformer, a few private houses and create a couple holes in the ground?

Bigger than that... what are they all going to do when the bubble pops and they have to come to terms with the fact that Putin and his gangsters have been stealing everything that isn't nailed down for close to 30 years? Mark my words, that day is coming.

Maybe your right though, Russia successfully destroyed two drones by skillfully placing strategic heavy bombers precisely at the spot the drones had as targets - exactly as they had planned. Brilliant - no right-thinking person would have ever anticipated that.
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Well, if Ukranian media is presenting Gen. Surovikin (or "General Doom" as some people call him) as minister of Energy of Ukraine, he's obviously highly .... influential [icon_lol2.gif]

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First pop of the day is in Kursk Russia, at the Khalino aerodrome. A fighter interceptor base.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1599995270531411973

If I were to guess (and I'm going to) I would say it looks like the tank farm is on fire. Not guessing anymore, the tank farm is on fire... https://twitter.com/i/status/1600043131675635712

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Latest on yesterday's attack on two airbases. Looks like at Engels 2;

2 x Tu 95's - burned down to the ground. One Tu 95 damaged and not in flying conditon.

At Ryazan;

One Tu -22 damaged and not in flying condition.

Overall, 10% less traffic on Bear Net. :130: Not a bad day's work.

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Any credible links or sources re new Ukie wunderwaffe? Seems pretty token to me. Amazing too how the Ukrainians go from crying out for air defense to knocking em all out of the sky... and yet Russkies still inflict more damage to the grid... again. Optics, all optics. Can't have bad news stories.

Russia now has more men, tanks, artillery, aircraft, resources all across the front. Only question is what theyll do with it, if and when.
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Russian soldiers catching on fire

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Hungary vetoed the EU aid package, ouch, guess no more funds from that quarter for the near future. Uncle Sam? Got your blank cheques ready?

Lots of arm twisting of the IMF, but even theyre not ponying up.

Hyperinflation and collapse of the Ukiebuck...3...2...1...
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One thing I will say about the Ukie drone strikes, its a cryin shame to blow up the Bears, magnificent aircraft.
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gertlush wrote: Dec 6th, 2022, 12:06 am Any credible links or sources re new Ukie wunderwaffe?
Yes, but I'm not putting them up here again and I can't read them out loud to you. Even if I did, I suspect you would glaze over and not be able to understand them.
gertlush wrote: Dec 6th, 2022, 12:06 am Seems pretty token to me. Amazing too how the Ukrainians go from crying out for air defense to knocking em all out of the sky... and yet Russkies still inflict more damage to the grid... again. Optics, all optics. Can't have bad news stories.
Yeah, okay. If you look at the December 5th exchange, Russia launched 70 missiles and 10 hit. A 85% successful interdiction on the part of Ukrainian air defense. Or, 15% successful strike on the part of the Russians. Ukraine launched two drones, had a 100% strike. Or, if it helps you understand things better, Russia had a 0% interdiction success rate.

Optics? Yeah, there were some. Deuce went for a drive across the Crimean bridge and Russian media showed clips of Chechen fighters in Bakhmut. Of course, we have to ignore the fact they were Chechens fighting on the side of Ukraine and not the Kadyrov TikTok brigade fighting for Russia.
gertlush wrote: Dec 6th, 2022, 12:06 am Russia now has more men, tanks, artillery, aircraft, resources all across the front. Only question is what theyll do with it, if and when.
[icon_lol2.gif] And suddenly, almost as if by magic...Russia has more tanks, artillery and aircraft. Yeah, right... [icon_lol2.gif] I don't suppose you have any kind of credible link or source for that information. Of course, you don't.

As for this great Russian assault you see coming... I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. They will likely, one day break through in Bakhmut, but that's only because they are using people they see as sub-human and don't care about the losses they are taking. Even if they do, they'll simply be pinned down and remain as cannon fodder in the bombed out remains of the city.
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gertlush wrote: Dec 6th, 2022, 12:33 pm One thing I will say about the Ukie drone strikes, its a cryin shame to blow up the Bears, magnificent aircraft.
Kind of like the Antonov An-225 Mriya I guess.
*bleep* for tat perhaps.
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You expose your ignorance of these affairs, read about Operation Aleppo for the blueprint. Russias #1 focus is force preservation. Ukraine is far past their peak of effectiveness and their capability is declining rapidly in absolute terms. Russia gets stronger.

Will they attack? I suspect it is wait and see time.
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gertlush wrote: Dec 6th, 2022, 1:41 pm You expose your ignorance of these affairs, read about Operation Aleppo for the blueprint. Russias #1 focus is force preservation. Ukraine is far past their peak of effectiveness and their capability is declining rapidly in absolute terms. Russia gets stronger.

Will they attack? I suspect it is wait and see time.
News flash! They attacked on February 24, 2022. They have advanced backwards and lost 55% of their gains in the last 6 months. "Force preservation" - OMG, we live in completely different worlds. VDV - Kaput. Kaliningrad's 11th Army Corps - gone... The list goes on and on. Here's a look at your forces around Bakhmut right now, but I'm sure they start charging forward any moment. https://twitter.com/i/status/1600247666071326721

Thanks for all the links to the information you have on where Russia is getting all these new aircraft, tanks and artillery from.

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Air Raid sirens going off at Engels 2. That's an upgrade, didn't happen the other night. :smt045
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