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Re: The Russians are coming...
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2022, 10:22:01 AM »
There seems to be unrest all around the Globe. It's quite concerning really.
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Re: The Russians are coming...
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2022, 08:47:47 PM »
I suppose from a cynical point of view war and pestilence does keep the worlds population near an acceptable level.
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Re: The Russians are coming...
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2022, 03:05:24 PM »
So it really looks like Putin is spoiling for a fight. He has lost significant ground, and is planning referendums in these regions to get them to become part of Russia. Everyone knows the ballots will be rigged unless a U.N. peace keeping force can bring in vote checkers to make sure the voting is fair and above board, although Putin {if he loses} will claim Western interference has rigged the result so you can't win.

The only thing I can see is if these 300,000 reservists he's planning to call up either don't go or refuse to go, even he can't afford to upset his army, so my hope is that the Russian people see sense and refuse to fight.
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Re: The Russians are coming...
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2022, 08:24:57 PM »
The only thing I can see is if these 300,000 reservists he's planning to call up either don't go or refuse to go, even he can't afford to upset his army, so my hope is that the Russian people see sense and refuse to fight.

It looks as though these lads are either being arrested, for refusing to go, or are heading for the hills while they can, it seems that the truth has been slowly seeping into Russia over Ukraine.
Putin is struggling, his {mainly} conscripts, that were first sent, didn't want to fight in the first place so their need to be triumphant is not as ingrained in them as it is a Ukrainian fighter.
Putin's firepower, although vast, is no match for the up to date sophisticated equipment being supplied to Ukraine by the West, you only have to look at the ground that Ukraine has retaken in such a small space of time to realise that Putin is being totally "outgunned". His threat of using nuclear missiles is {hopefully} just that, even he must know that launching these missiles will do massive damage and cause an horrendous loss of life, so he must weigh that up against most Western countries would retaliate and there won't be much left of Russia after that.
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Re: The Russians are coming...
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2022, 12:36:10 PM »
I watched Putin talking yesterday. The people in that room seemed unhappy and not impressed.
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