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[Politics] Russia invades Ukraine (24/02/2022)

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happypig

Staring at the rude boys
May 23, 2009
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Eastbourne
I didn't realise that. So perhaps it isn't the Russians on this occasion.
When I was (briefly) involved in that sort of thing, we had one go down into Alexandria. On that occasion it was stolen by some crooks who dived down and cut it. They didn't realise that there isn't any copper in them these days, only steel armour.
Didn't end well as the Egyptians take it quite seriously and opened fire on their boat. If only we were that tough on cable thieves...
 


Feb 23, 2009
20,181
Brighton factually.....
Putin's plan is too make the Ukrainian people suffer from a distance, leave them cold and hungry for the winter, delivering missiles from afar killing people indiscriminately , trying to break their willpower.
All the while regrouping, laying down the foundation for a renewed offensive in the spring, using propaganda.
He is far from finished, and it would not surprise me after a long cold hard winter if he has the upper hand.

One thing is for certain, the Ukrainian people will suffer further this winter and they need all the help we can give them in aid and weapons. Keep them in your mind and hearts folks.
 
Feb 23, 2009
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Brighton factually.....


sparkie

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Jul 17, 2003
10,979
Hove
So what are the 101st Airbourne doing on that particular part of the Ukraine border ?





That is the closest border point to the dam the Russians might blow up.

Airbourne assault ( at Ukraine's formal request ) to secure the dam before it can be blown ?
 

indy3050

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Jun 22, 2011
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So what are the 101st Airbourne doing on that particular part of the Ukraine border ?





That is the closest border point to the dam the Russians might blow up.

Airbourne assault ( at Ukraine's formal request ) to secure the dam before it can be blown ?

At the risk of sounding stupid, what does this mean?
 

sparkie

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Jul 17, 2003
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Hove
At the risk of sounding stupid, what does this mean?
The 101st Airbourne is an elite US airbourne assault force.

It is not a defensive force - it is a force designed to seize territory.

1 brigade is now stationed on the Ukraine-Romania border.

This is the closest NATO border point to (1) The dam that the Russians may blow flooding a part of South Ukraine, and (2) the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear plant.


Anyone's guess what it means though.


It may well be in response to credible intelligence of Russian intention to fire a tactical nuke, it may be to secure the dam or the power plant if they get the word to go.

It is a significant escalation.


It may just be to mess with Putin's mind.
 

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