Hi MonkHi Jup, you said,
"Clown Comedian Puppet President Zelen$ky claims blast was at 02:50 a.m. (23:50 GMT Monday)"
I can get within 10 minutes of this as 4 minutes of time= 1 degree, at 02:40 a.m. which could be electional as Sirius is on Nadir at near location. Parans below showing are put on next thread section, including Mundane parans that dont show star on angle at actual time, so dont' show Sirius,
Star on angle shown on this report at 2:40 a.m.=
ZH: This clip purports to show the "test" firing last year described by WaPo“Kovalchuk considered flooding the river. The Ukrainians, he said, even conducted a test strike with a HIMARS launcher
on one of the floodgates at the Nova Kakhovka dam, making three holes in the metal to see if the Dnieper’s water could be raised
enough to stymie Russian crossings but not flood nearby villages. The test was a success, Kovalchuk said,
but the step remained a last resort. He held off.”
The RF stated that they had blown the dam, but later retracted that statement.
Another war crime to add to Putin's list.
Well, me and Arthur Rehi.. We saw the effectiveness of Kyiv's air defenses when they rapidly fired 30 Patriot missiles in random directions & didn't hit a thing - no flashes in the sky :) After having this Patriot system destroyed :) it's highly unlikely their air defenses have suddenly become even more effective -...www.astrologyweekly.com
What is your source for this?
You seem to be the only person on the planet who have heard such Russian statement.
Macgregor thinks Russians will go forward when they have everything prepared and under control, slowly and looking to minimize their casualties.What do you think, Cap? Is there a huge Russian offensive in the near future?
That would cause huge casualties on both sides, WWII style.
Macgregor thinks Russians will go forward when they have everything prepared and under control, slowly and looking to minimize their casualties.
Up to now, they deliberately fought defensively which resulted in 1:10 casualty ratio in Russian favor.
Remember, they are not interested in territories beyond what's already part of Russia by referendums.
Their goal is to annihilate the enemy and perhaps install friendly puppet government.
Possibly.He thinks it will be this month.
Scott Ritter, who just came back from Russia, makes a good point that Putin and Prigozhin are in excellent relations. We know that because otherwise Prigozhin wouldn't have been a relevant factor.Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of private military group Wagner, says he is certain Russia will soon face massive losses on the battlefield in the war against Ukraine.www.cnn.com
Ukraine benefits the most.Looking at this logically, we can assign blame for the damage to the Nordstream 2 pipeline on Ukraine, now that it's been revealed by Western sources that an influential contingent of the Ukrainian government had made plans to do just that. It can't be proven that they carried through with it themselves, but they could easily have gotten someone else to do it for them despite their denials.
In the same way, we can assign blame for the dam explosion on Russia. Early in the war, a number of influential Russians were calling for an attack on ALL vital infrastructure in Ukraine, INCLUDING dams, along with bridges and electric power stations. Among them was Alexey Ainpilogov, who argued forcefully that it would be necessary to avoid a protracted war. This was Russia's "Plan B" from the start, if the "invade, occupy, and defend the occupied territory" strategy caused it to drag on too long, and it had a lot of initial support.
Also, Russia benefits from the flooding, Ukraine does not. The dam is in Russian-occupied territory, and the breach and subsequent flooding have now made it impossible for Ukraine to launch a counter offensive in order to reclaim it.
Denials mean absolutely nothing when it comes to both the pipeline and the dam.
Previous planning and who benefits is what counts.
Conventional war is very different engagement today than it was few decades ago. Modern air defenses are so advanced that it makes it impossible to effectively use air force anymore. Launching missiles, what was the main purpose of air force, is now being replaced by ground launched hypersonic missiles. The days of NATO "flyboys" are over.
The West is decades behind Russia and China. Assuming that they can master hypersonic missile technology in near future, they are still decades behind in infrastructure to produce enough quantities of missiles, not to mention stockpile.
What the West is doing, contemplating to engage Russia and possibly China is effectively a military suicide. Once the "flyboys" are taken out from the sky, and aircraft carriers sank, NATO will be a sitting duck because they lack effective air defenses to stop hypersonic missiles. And they have no hypersonic missiles of their own.
US hegemony is at stake. While Russia is at forefront of emerging multipolar world, other (present and future) superpowers like China and India naturally support multipolarity too. Then you have majority of the world who are also tired of US hegemony but unable to do anything about it militarily and depend on Russia and China to "do the job" but also support multipolarity. The only ones in favor of US hegemony are their vassals, Canada, Australia and Western Europe. Western Europe is btw, greatly weakened and damaged by US but since they are powerless militarily they keep their mouth shut and do as they are told.Um, sounds unlikely. There's nothing at stake in Ukraine worth starting a major-powers war over.
And, don't underestimate the U.S. capacity for vicious combat by U.S. forces if it does come to that. Especially the Liberals! Macgregor is one of ours, so he's giving some good American military advice and insight regarding Russia's fight with the Ukrainian nationalists. Russia needs all the help it can get!
As far as Prigozhin is concerned, he's also sort of a "loose cannon", and like Macgregor, he says all kinds of things. Time will tell.
If Russia didn't blow the dam, it sure got caught with its pants down! That dam was under their control, and if they didn't blow it, and it's such a tragedy for them, then they totally blew it when it came to protecting "their" Russian-speaking Ukrainians!
You don't seem to understand that even before this war Russia was already at war with US. As long as Russia and US exist in current format they will be at war. Invading Ukraine was a defensive move. US is no different than Hitler but instead of conquering and holding territories directly, they install puppet governments and create vassal states and draw (steal and plunder) economic benefits which power your "way of life" in the US.I'm glad that, when Hitler's Germany invaded Russia, that the Russians were able to drive them out, although it was at tragic cost to Russia.
Now, Putin's Russia has invaded Ukraine, and I will be glad if the Ukrainians are able to drive the invaders out, although again, it is already at tragic cost to Ukraine.