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by orathaic
Wed May 04, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

Any opinions on how likely a 'mass mobilisation' as part of the V day celebrations (May 9th) are?

Could we do a poll?

https://twitter.com/kamilkazani/status/ ... PoyvdxXZ1w
by orathaic
Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: For real dreams embrace noorani Magic rings powers +27789640870 magic wallet love charm
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: For real dreams embrace noorani Magic rings powers +27789640870 magic wallet love charm

Magical rings? That's a new one. You should read some JRR Tolkien, excellent treatise on magic rings ;) Duh, I meant someone trying to sell magical rings on the webDip forum was a new thing. Makes a change from people selling real genuine fake banknotes. And here i was trying to be funny... Genuine...
by orathaic
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: For real dreams embrace noorani Magic rings powers +27789640870 magic wallet love charm
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: For real dreams embrace noorani Magic rings powers +27789640870 magic wallet love charm

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:40 am
Magical rings?

That's a new one.
You should read some JRR Tolkien, excellent treatise on magic rings ;)
by orathaic
Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

Scratch that.
by orathaic
Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

I was going to look at the use of nuclear weapons against submarines, but this is the first thing i came across . By adopting dispersed formations, and designing their ships to minimize the effects of a near-miss, it would be possible to limit losses to a single ship, or even avoid them altogether i...
by orathaic
Fri Apr 15, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

On the number of troops Russia can mobilise. First, demographics shows one thing. Actual weapons available are another. Paper brigades which aren't in fighting order (where commanding officers have been taking wages of troops who don't exist) is another. But just take the demographics, and subtract ...
by orathaic
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

Certainly nothing to help prevent death and destruction. The main function of sanctions to cut off the import of technology to Russia will not shut things down immediately, but as things break and Russia can't get replacement parts or manufacture them, their war machine will grind to a halt. No sma...
by orathaic
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

In terms of what conscripted or contract troops Putin has available, i have seen multiple takes on this. One factor is 'human capital flight' ( like this: https://youtu.be/vp2h_32lgZE ) Here is some strategic level analysis plus more demographics https://youtu.be/7nKvym5jmj8 (Incidentally, China is ...
by orathaic
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

There are unconfirmed reports that Russia is using treaty banned cluster bombs. So using other non-nuclear weapons is extremely likely. Going nuclear is going too far and will trigger more countries to oppose Russia. It's why the Pentagon talked Trump down from that option This seems likes a mistak...
by orathaic
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

There are unconfirmed reports that Russia is using treaty banned cluster bombs. So using other non-nuclear weapons is extremely likely. Going nuclear is going too far and will trigger more countries to oppose Russia. It's why the Pentagon talked Trump down from that option This seems likes a mistak...
by orathaic
Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

Though according to this, the position of the Russian army is a lot worse than anything i have heard predicted by Western (or even Ukrainian) sources: https://twitter.com/TrentTelenko/status/1513926555336065026?s=20&t=QT3mahUTjuofL1qwsvB47A Mostly based on this: https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htw...
by orathaic
Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

https://youtu.be/UB2Ten79LKY?t=1775 Has anyone got an answer to this question? How do western powers prevent Putin from using tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine? The scenario presented being that the Russian army fails to win a significant military victory in Eastern Ukraine and Putin only knows ho...
by orathaic
Fri Apr 08, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

Kremlin admits large numbers of casualties - probably because they can't hide those boys not coming home to their families indefinitely (though the number admitted is lower than some estimates by an order of magnitude). Russian people more pro-Russia than before the war (and pro-Putin) though it is ...
by orathaic
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

The entire international community Interesting to know what this phrase means (ie everyone who agrees with us). In this case Japan, the EU, UK, Canada, and eh? Australia... Did Turkey even agree to sanctions? Not Iraq/Iran/Pakistan/China/India. Any African, South American, or middle Eastern countri...
by orathaic
Sat Apr 02, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

With regard to strikes on Kyiv, the city has been largely protected thus far by its use in negotiations. Where do you come up with this BS? Kyiv is out of range of Russian artillary, and it has not been spared air strikes and missile strikes. Meanwhile Ukraine attacks targets in Russia, actually st...
by orathaic
Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

Octavious wrote:
Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:44 am
Are you now seriously trying to suggest, with a straight face, that when you called for Putin's removal what you had in mind was him dying of old age :lol:
I am not doing that, no. You could perhaps work on your reading comprehension
by orathaic
Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

All we need in order to achieve peace is to wipe our enemy off the face of the Earth. Again, this seems rather fantastical. I suggested one method would he to offer Russian troops money to surrender. So not killing them, but giving them better options, and disrupting their ability to fight (as unit...
by orathaic
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

Matticus13 wrote:
Tue Mar 29, 2022 4:36 pm
https://youtu.be/ISMSIMF-pyY

The negotiations seem to making positive progress.
A) I'll believe it when i see it

and

B) redeploying your forces to attack different cities is not positive progress for ending a conflict.
by orathaic
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3788

Re: War, what is it good for?

Putin must be defeated Russia must be destabilised Russians must be bribed to defect and sabotage equipment A peace deal attractive to both sides is not an option Given the chance Russia will return and steamroll its opposition Which of these statements are you not agreeing with? Because you've bee...