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Preparing for a long grind

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Preparing for a long grind
The Duran: Episode 1434

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waine
waine
November 13, 2022

” Why has Russia not used it’s top weapons “? I think Putin dosen’t want to upset his Partners In the west too much. This conflict could have been done and dusted a long time ago, there by saving lives on both sides, now it seems like this SMO will go on forever, unless Putin and those around him decide to let the military get on with the job they are built for.

john plum
john plum
November 13, 2022

Missiles, whatever their type need a verifiably identifed target. That’s not feasible for thousands of unmarked lorries or wagons on the move, unless the enemy military is on your side. That is, unless you use indiscriminate bombing.
How exactly you give orders for indiscriminate bombing beats me.
Russia will get only a few identifiable targets within Ukraine.

PutinOnTheRitz
PutinOnTheRitz
Reply to  john plum
November 13, 2022

“Missiles, whatever their type need a verifiably identifed target”

Hence the invention of laser guidance, aka laser painting, which allows precision aiming against mobile targets in real time.

john plum
john plum
Reply to  PutinOnTheRitz
November 14, 2022

Oh precision guidiance at given coordinates may be fine and reliable, but the questionable is identifying the target, moveable or not. Supplies are on the move, and not marked ‘weapons form the USA on paper or computer tickets. The wagons may be black, blue , green, red or yellow, and attached to passenger wagons. The lorries may be sent out two at a time, three or one, and in different directions, on round trips. The may have Tescos written on them and emerge from a Tescos depot. Depots are created at a stroke, kept dispersed, on the smaller side, and… Read more »

PutinOnTheRitz
PutinOnTheRitz
November 13, 2022

“Preparing for a long grind”
The one and perhaps only reason why we’re talking about ‘long grinds’ here in the first place is addressed in my latest post, “The Curious Case of Russia’s Missing Air Force” due to come out tomorrow or later today. You may wanna read it.

john plum
john plum
November 13, 2022

To talk about divisions within Moscow over the war is mischief.

There is no reason whatsoever to think the Russian military or presidential ear is incompetent, or there is a better available military cadre. Have you not considered, that they know far more about possibilities and opportunities in this war than you can even imagine, and in great detail.
Braying of armchair pundits in the West, whatever side they are on is a display of stupid vanity in gross ignorance.

john plum
john plum
November 14, 2022

My concerns for this War in Ukraine: This theatre of war in Ukraine has gone on longer than a 120 minute movie. Its like an ANdy Warhol movie. Call that entertainment? I can’t take it anymore. I’m going to watch an episode of the Simpsons instead. When I watch a real war on TV or internet I want something with slickness and winning PR, like the Iraq war. I’m not interested in the weather conditions, broken dolls, old grannies and their loaves of bread, or scarves and cardigans. Have you noticed that street fighting is actually a bit dreary to… Read more »

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john plum
john plum
November 14, 2022

UNless Russia places an iron curtain around the whole of Ukraine, without a MInsk three this war will go on for a hundred years of the West against Russia launched from those regions. Why would Russia want to waste energy for ever in imposing such a curtain around Ukraine? A Minsk 3 might well be preferable to Russia.
The best Russia could wish for is a military coup within Ukraine. Unlikely I think at this time.

Al Tinfoil
Al Tinfoil
November 14, 2022

Three cherished delusions:
Just think on how many times European nations have embarked on a war with the cry “Home by Christmas!”
And how many times a nation’s leader embarking no the invasion of another country has said “Their structure is so rotten that all we have to do is kick open the door and the whole rotten edifice will come crashing down.”
And then there is the oft-held delusion that “Once we invade, the population will rise up to support us.”

(not to mention “Gott Mit Uns” or “God is on our Side”).

Anna Cornelia
Anna Cornelia
November 14, 2022

Why ‘spend Russian blood’ when you can bring Europe to its knees economically? Why wage a total physical war when you can turn Americans against each other and against their government over the price of gas/turkey/Coca Cola? Whilst everyone in Europe suffers a cold, difficult winter and views the prospect of a deep recession for the next year at least, Russia can keep upping the ante when it comes to laying down terms for a Minsk 3. The US has eaten crow before (withdrawal from Vietnam and Afghanistan, to name but 2). They will put some positive spin on it… Read more »

Onward
Onward
November 14, 2022

The west main stream media coverage of UKR war, and related, is rubbish, junk, in many cases the opposite of what is actually happening: My reference are you guys and your references, and a few exceptional journalists and bloggers. The pressure for you two to conform more to main stream would be considerable…..huge. That said, you are good talkers with plenty of opportunity for nuance: It appears that Sullivan and o’the long grind’ are normalised and that regime change in Russia, esp yesterday according to Alex, is on the verge of happening – whether he was illustrating a point or… Read more »

john plum
john plum
Reply to  Onward
November 14, 2022

Your underlying point about existential threat for the whole civilised world is great, and I agree too. Some points to answer: ‘control the rail and road links from surrounding countries, mainly Poland. ‘ Good question: Control means to take over and govern, destroy is another thing. Destruction removes only a small section, and needs constant destruction as its restored, or is for very limited time. Therefore should be done only purposefully. Not merely to demonstrate ability. Bridges offer considerably greater scope for extending time out of action. Bridhges cut reaching non-agrarian populations would cut people off from supplies, particularly in… Read more »

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john plum
john plum
November 14, 2022

I wonder if the food produce and goods in Ukrainian governed land is increasingly European supplied or not, and how much of it?
If it s a large and increasing amount, then that would be upward pressure on European availability and prices. Specifically butter, milk? These have gone up 50%. Why?
That is an example of the inflation and the reason is not ‘inflation’. Inflation is a metaphor for rices have gone up.

Joe
Joe
November 14, 2022

Alex Russia is not number 2 it is number 1. You are clearly another IPSO. Alexander you are a little child pretending that you understand Putin. Honestly F you both.

John Ellis
John Ellis
November 14, 2022

I respectfully disagree with every matter, fact and thing stated in this video.

Tom
Tom
November 14, 2022

Exactly, Putin doesnt want to destroy Ukraine. Its a fight between brothers as Ukraine and Russia formed Soviet Central. There are numerous family ties.

Tom
Tom
November 14, 2022

Its like an elderly brother trying to gently force his younger brother who is misguided by the americans, to change course and return to mother Russia.

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