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by Octavious
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

No they couldn't. Zelensky is not the shy and retiring type. If there's a deal he wants and it involves the West lifting sanctions he will make sure the world knows about it. It would be politically impossible for the West not to fall into line. It's a moot point, regardless. A lot of the West would...
by Octavious
Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

Kyiv is out of range of Russian artillary, and it has not been spared air strikes and missile strikes. It has also not been subjected to heavy air and missile strikes. This is not a controversial statement. This is obvious. Russia have, by their own standards at least, restricted themselves to a li...
by Octavious
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

It's fairly small beer as far as supply chains go. Russia will be able to have it back to full operational capacity in short order. I imagine there will be some genuine short term problems, but not much more. The power of the strike is far more in the political than the practical. With regard to str...
by Octavious
Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

A couple of things to think about.

What do you think the West's reaction would be if Russia were to drop a nuke on Kiev?

What would the reaction be if Russia was to devastate Kiev with an intense bombardment of its heaviest conventional weapons? A few FOABs, that sort of thing.
by Octavious
Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

Someone's getting fired in Russia for that. Great morale boosting coup for Ukraine. It looks like the peace talks are struggling somewhat, which is a shame. The most likely scenario seems to be Russia simply taking the entire Donbas region and a land bridge to Crimea and sitting on it. Possibly endi...
by Octavious
Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

What I'm comprehending, from your failure to point to any examples of me being an apologist for Putin, is that you know full well that it's not true. In which case a bit of humility on your part may be appropriate. Go on, try it. It's good for the soul.
by Octavious
Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

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: Will you be applying a similar approach to your preferred method of justice? All criminals will be confined to a small cell for eternity after d...
by Octavious
Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

European gas crunch approaches

So this week we see one of the more interesting developments in the diplomatic war between Russia and the West come to the crunch point. Russia has insisted that all future payments for Russian gas must be made in roubles, which has helped see the Russian currency recover the majority of value it lo...
by Octavious
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

You don't know what the word apologist means, do you? I challenge you to find a single instance of it. I can point to multiple examples of the opposite. And yet you call me a fantasist :lol: Removing him is the best option for future peace. Not bloodlust, peace. Gotcha. All we need in order to achie...
by Octavious
Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: No mod response
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: No mod response

I certainly won't be thanking Maniac for what's now apparently a highly appreciated and respected task.
by Octavious
Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

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 been...
by Octavious
Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

You want more? I have grown tired of your recent bloodlust, ora. It's not something that I have much time for, and frankly it's come as something of a shock to find it so prominently displayed. Peterlund's combination of European jingoism with an enthusiasm to portray anyone who may disagree as a Pu...
by Octavious
Sun Mar 27, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

Interesting use of the word happily
by Octavious
Sun Mar 27, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

Because it's interesting and not widely reported. I assume that you are perfectly capable of not reading. It's not a difficult skill to master. :-) Putin will loose this war and he must be humiliated in the process too He doesn't much look like he's losing anything. Ukraine have had several cities w...
by Octavious
Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

Speech of the Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy 25.03.2022 (17:29) In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief since February 24 this year. The Armed Forces of the Russian ...
by Octavious
Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

"There are compromises for which we cannot be ready as an independent state," he told CNN host Fareed Zakaria, speaking through an interpreter. "Any compromises related to our territorial integrity and our sovereignty .... [the] Ukrainian people have spoken about it. They have not greeted Russian s...
by Octavious
Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

An import interview with Zelensky by CNN: "I'm ready for negotiations with him. I was ready for the last two years. And I think that without negotiations we cannot end this war," he told CNN's Fareed Zakaria. "I think that we have to use any format, any chance in order to have a possibility of negot...
by Octavious
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

I'm always cautious when it comes to German U-turns as they have a remarkable habit of continuing onwards with what they were doing before and then, a few years later, looking confused when the subject is brought up and claiming that their position was misunderstood. Now, for example, some weeks aft...
by Octavious
Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Re: War, what is it good for?

Russia claims to have used a hypersonic missle for the first time in Ukraine. Bully for Russia. I'm not entirely sure why we're meant to find this newsworthy. Russia have been trying to remind us of their nuclear capability pretty much every day since even before the war started. I don't think we e...
by Octavious
Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3807

Russian public opinion

It's all going swimmingly! Well, not quite, but not far off. There is a widespread belief that sanctions will make life harder, but more Russians than not believe that it's worth it. A few headline figures. Russians who see themselves as liberators: 69% (13% as aggressors) Putin's approval rating: 6...