Attention Twitter Commandos

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15 Responses to Attention Twitter Commandos

  1. Lee says:

    I am sure all the keyboard warriors in the West will be itching to get at those Russkis.

  2. Ed Case says:

    Perhaps ISIS is already in Ukraine, so this appeal is designed to give them cover?

  3. Rex Anger says:

    Perhaps ISIS is already in Ukraine, so this appeal is designed to give them cover?

    Lolwut, Grigory?

  4. Chris M says:

    Hunter will help if he throws in free crack.

  5. Petros says:

    Set up a Gofundme for one way tickets?

  6. Tel says:

    Let’s just hope the Ukrainians have a robust vax passport system in place before they let foreigners in the door … safety first!!!

    Seriously though folks, Putin has clearly overreached here … and that’s unusual for a cold calculating guy. Perhaps he overestimated the ability of the Russian Army, or he underestimated the Ukrainian resolve. Perhaps the deep grudges over the Ukraine have triggered some irrational emotional response.

    Might be that Putin was emboldened by a weak NATO and demented US President. It’s a bit sad what happened with Biden … he would have made a half decent President if he was 20 years younger and not surrounded with so many fruit-loops who drive him more and more towards the nutty side of leftism. Be that as it may, the current situation cannot be denied: Biden is not up to anything difficult.

    Blind luck might work in Biden’s favour. Suppose Putin meets a stalemate situation on the ground and bogs down into the rattenkrieg that we saw in places such as Aleppo, then his natural response would be strategic bombing of Kiev. This would very rapidly lead to a struggle for air superiority and that would be like a brass band invitation to every Western power to try their hand at the latest gearsport. Europe is full of lost people in search of a purpose, and Putin would be well advised not to give them the purpose of destroying Russia.

  7. Tel says:

    If anyone trusts the Southfront map, it’s one day old and that news source is somewhat pro-Russian … but it shows the Russians are nowhere close to Kiev at this stage. Immediately at threat are Mariupol and Sievierodonetsk.

    https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/26february2022_Eastern_Ukraine_map-1-scaled.jpg

    There’s still plenty of space for Putin to slow down and stabilize things … which hopefully is what happens.

  8. Tel says:

    I can’t find any good maps but there’s description of Russians coming down via Belarus to attack Kiev from the North. That’s probably the most dangerous part of the attack and puts most civilians at risk. Population of Kiev is about 3 million people, who could no doubt defend themselves for quite a while with suitable supplies and determination.

    That looks to me like a very high risk move for Russia … perhaps intended to test the EU and see what they are made of?

    Thing is … clearly the US and the EU were not expecting this level of response from Russia, else they would have made some preparations. Even while they were telling us how worried they were, their actions revealed they were not all that worried. It’s kind of like Putin is trying his hardest to make sure everyone sees him as the bad guy in this.

  9. C.L. says:

    There’s still plenty of space for Putin to slow down and stabilize things … which hopefully is what happens.

    I’d like to think so – unless he just wants to test where the boundaries really are.

    There must be limitations on what he can do, though. Money, supply lines, casualties, maintaining some semblance of a functioning economy if the entire world shuts Russia out etc. He is reportedly fanatical about Ukraine, though – to the point of irrationality. And speaking of people in the background (re Biden), how can we be sure Putin isn’t a moderate compared to younger empire revivalists behind the scenes in Moscow? Now there’s a terrible thought.

    Blind luck might work in Biden’s favour. Suppose Putin meets a stalemate situation on the ground and bogs down into the rattenkrieg that we saw in places such as Aleppo, then his natural response would be strategic bombing of Kiev. This would very rapidly lead to a struggle for air superiority and that would be like a brass band invitation to every Western power to try their hand at the latest gearsport. Europe is full of lost people in search of a purpose, and Putin would be well advised not to give them the purpose of destroying Russia.

    Ah yes, an air campaign. NATO would indeed like that; lots of bombing and no troops.

  10. Chris M says:

    Blind luck might work in Biden’s favour.

    What does that mean? It was Bidens words in December re Ukraine and NATO that triggered Russia to kick this off. Biden wants this conflict as a distraction and a plausible decoy for rising oil prices, inflation and a tottering financial system.

    Also the Biden of 20 years ago was worse than the present senile husk version.

  11. C.L. says:

    Yes Chris, but if this thing stalls, the media will give Biden the laurels.

  12. RacerX says:

    Biden … he would have made a half decent President if he was 20 years younger

    When Biden had a run for the Democrat ticket he was shown up as a liar and a dunce. A presidency at any age for him would have likely done the same.

  13. Chris M says:

    but if this thing stalls, the media will give Biden the laurels.

    Oh indeed they are already working on that line CL!

    You see Putin stated his objectives which were de-militarisation and regime change with no occupation. The same as the USA has done in several small countries.

    The media are framing it as an invasion and mocking the inability to take several larger cities. Maybe he never intended or needed to? So any form of withdrawal after his objectives are met will of course be a Biden triumph.

  14. Tel says:

    You see Putin stated his objectives which were de-militarisation and regime change with no occupation. The same as the USA has done in several small countries.

    If he can genuinely achieve this, and “shirtfront” Zelensky with a dose of gunboad diplomacy … then Putin will be looking cool.

    However, that’s the only scenario that comes out good for Putin … because if he gets himself bogged down, with Russian troops spread thinly across multiple fronts, then Biden will strangely look like the winner even by doing nothing. In the Northwest of Ukraine there are something like 5 million civilians facing approx 50k Russian military so they outnumber the foreigners by 100:1. Of course those civilians have hardly any weapons and no training, but weirder things have happened.

    If the Ukrainians push Putin into bombing (just like he did at Aleppo) that’s also a win for Biden when you think about it … he gets the perfect distraction, and justification for even more resources. Putin’s victory conditions are quite narrow here, but he does have the advantage that the Western powers are predictably slow getting their act together.

  15. C.L. says:

    Putin’s victory conditions are quite narrow here, but he does have the advantage that the Western powers are predictably slow getting their act together.

    And yet, that very slowness makes your thesis more likely to be realised.
    Ali/Foreman: rope-a-dope.

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