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  • "...the dysfunctional command structure that has plagued Russia..."

    It's actually been that way for centuries, since the early Czars. There was, possibly, a brief respite under the Soviet regime, but Russian national character has reasserted itself.
  • God I hope it's that scene from Fifth Element where Zorg's like "of you want something done, do it yourself," and then he gets blown up by the very guys he hired, "for the honor."
  • OMG. So, a two day respite by Ukrainian troops, then a new push with fresh troops against a desperate enemy.

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  • What's the phrase I'm looking for...

    ... "a blind man leading a deaf horse into a burning stable."
  • For someone supposedly concerned about Nazis in Ukraine, Vladimir the Incompetent sure seems to spend a lot of time emulating the stupid actions of a certain failed Austrian painter from the middle of last century.

    There are some significant similarities:
    - Dysfunctional military chain of command due to competing, mutually-hostile organizations
    - The Leader is making tactical decisions at the battalion level and overruling his generals
    - Deliberate self-isolation from (and refusal to listen to) actual ground truth, while making military/political decisions based on information he WANTS to be true
    - Desperately conscripting every vaguely able-bodied adult male to deal with the catastrophic casualties resulting from the other points

    I know history doesn't repeat, but sometimes rhymes. In this case, Pootie-Poot's situation appears to be blatantly copied from the earlier tune- right down to the misspelled notes in the 3rd stanza.

    Vova, you need to hurry up and get to the final movement, where the Leader tops himself in a bunker.
  • Putin:
    The one with the rifle shoots! - One out of two gets a rifle. The one without follows him. When the one with the rifle gets killed, the one who is following picks up the rifle and shoots. The one with the rifle shoots. The one without follows him. When the one with the rifle gets killed, the one who is following picks up the rifle and shoots. The one with the rifle shoots.
  • "Have you tried winning? Let's try that. You go out there, and you shoot, and then you come back to base unharmed. Have you tried this? Because THAT'S what I want!"
  • 2 steps forward, 1 step back

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  • The OP called on the mobilized Russians to simply surrender and guaranteed their lives and decent treatment

    " Citizens of the Russian Federation who do not want to die ingloriously in a foreign country have been forcibly mobilized! At the first opportunity, surrender. Ukraine guarantees you the preservation of your life and decent treatment. Under the Geneva Convention, you will not be extradited to the Russian Federation if you do not want to, " said Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the Presidential Office.Forwarded from  Zelenskiy / OfficialI'll explain to the Russians in Russian what's going on.

    55 thousand Russian soldiers died in this war in six months. Tens of thousands are injured and maimed. Want more? No? Then protest. Fight back. Run away. Or surrender to Ukrainian captivity. These are the options for you to survive.

    The Russian decision to mobilize is a frank admission that their cadre army, which had been trained for decades to seize someone else's land, could not stand it and fell apart. And now, because of the mobilization, the war of Russia against Ukraine for most citizens of the Russian Federation is not something there on TV or on the Internet, but something that has entered every Russian home.

    It is the fact of Ukrainian power that the Russian leadership reacts to, changing tactics and trying to draw even more Russian citizens and resources into the war.

    I thank everyone who fights and works for our victory.
  • Vladimir Zelensky advised Russians to protest, flee or surrender to Ukrainian captivity

    Today, in his daily evening address, the President of Ukraine noted that the protests against mobilization in Russia indicate that people understand that they were thrown to their deaths. He also said that Ukrainian intelligence has information that the mobilization will cover not 300 thousand, but about a million Russian men.

    " Russian mothers! Do not doubt that the children of the top of your state will not be in the war against Ukraine. Those who make decisions in your country take care of their children. А ваших детей даже не хоронят », - звернувся до росіян Президент України.

    He called neighbors complicit in crimes, murders and tortures of Ukrainians.

    " Because they were silent. Because you are silent. And now is the time for you to choose. For men in Russia, this is a choice to die or live, become a cripple or keep their health. For women in Russia, the choice is to lose their husbands, sons, and grandchildren forever, or still try to protect them from death, from war, from one person ."
  • Kadyrov said that the mobilization will not affect Chechnya, because during the war the republic "exceeded the plan"

    The story with Ramzan Kadyrov's speech was published in the evening news release on the Grozny channel, Kavkaz reports. According to him, Chechnya exceeded the "deflated plan" by 254%, because 20 thousand people took part in the fighting during the war. It was not specified what kind of plan we are talking about, by whom and how it was approved.

    In addition, according to Kadyrov, about 40 women who tried to hold an anti-war rally in Grozny the day before have already been mobilized and sent to Ukraine. He also threatened to send anyone who goes to the rally, or their husbands and all their children, to the front line."
  • Harlee: OMG. So, a two day respite by Ukrainian troops, then a new push with fresh troops against a desperate enemy.

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    Killing Spree!

    /Unreal!
  • Top news for September 22:

    215 heroes at home! Ukraine has returned defenders from captivity , including 108 Azovstal defenders.

    The dismissed Azov commanders will remain in Turkey until the end of the war.

    In GUR told why Russia Medvedchuk .

    Germany supported granting asylum to Russian deserters .

    The Lithuanian Seimas banned broadcasting of Russian and Belarusian programs for two years .

    The EU Foreign Ministers agreed on the content of the next package of sanctions against Russia.
  • It is forbidden to leave the cities: in Luhansk region, the occupiers are trying to increase the turnout during the "referendum"

    In Bilovodsk, at one of the enterprises, the boss announced to all employees that attendance was mandatory. Those who will not participate in the voting will be automatically dismissed from their jobs, and the lists of those who will not appear will be submitted to the "MGB LNR". This was reported by the head of the Luhansk OVA, Serhii Gaidai.

    In Starobilsk, the occupation authorities forbade the local population to leave the city between September 23 and 27.

    According to available information, the occupiers are creating armed groups to go around homes and force people to participate in the so-called "referendum".
  • "Referendums" for joining the Russian Federation began in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine

    "Voting" will last from September 23-27. People will be visited in their home territories and at home, and on the last day they will be called to come to the "polling stations".

    In the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, people will be asked: "Do you want to join Russia?". And in the occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions - "Do you support the exit from Ukraine, the creation of an independent state and its accession to the Russian Federation?".

    The results of the so-called "referendum" should be announced on September 27-28.
  • In Melitopol, residents are urged not to participate in the pseudo-referendum in any way

    The mayor of the city, Ivan Fedorov, reminded that participation in the "voting" means:

    - supporting the bloody plan to escalate the war against Ukraine.

    - to voluntarily become part of a closed totalitarian society.

    - to assume part of the responsibility for war crimes in Ukraine.

    - to agree to the creation of the Zaporizhia Gulag promised by the Gauleiter.

    - to agree to the mobilization of men aged 16-55 to replenish the Russian army's cannon fodder.

    - a criminal offense under Part 1 of Art. 110 "Encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine".

    - the worst betrayal. Myself, my family, all Ukrainians, my country!

    !! So don't open the door to agitators. Do not go to the polling stations. Completely ignore the entire election process. Stay as far as possible from Russian military and enemy equipment.
  • Russian assets worth 300-500 billion dollars have been frozen in the West

    All that remains now is to transfer them to Ukraine.

    "Ukraine is lobbying for the adoption of a new international agreement that will facilitate the confiscation of these assets for the reconstruction of our state. It is fair that these assets should be the main resource for recovery," said Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal.
  • fasahd: "Referendums" for joining the Russian Federation began in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine

    "Voting" will last from September 23-27. People will be visited in their home territories and at home, and on the last day they will be called to come to the "polling stations".

    In the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, people will be asked: "Do you want to join Russia?". And in the occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions - "Do you support the exit from Ukraine, the creation of an independent state and its accession to the Russian Federation?".

    The results of the so-called "referendum" should be announced on September 27-28.


    "Do you want to join Russia, or would you rather we shoot you?" Is the question on the ballot for the innovative door to door vote initiative.
  • WTF?

    The occupiers began to sell their equipment to Ukraine

    The first Tigr armored car, bought from the occupier, arrived in Mykolaiv.

    "We wrote about the fact that we are buying equipment, but here is this "Tiger", which arrived not pressed, but bought," - said the head of Mykolayiv OVA Vitaly Kim.

    It is much easier for Russians not to buy a Lada for a funeral, you can sell the equipment, stay alive, come home and buy yourself this smelly Lada, - added Kim.
  • Ukrainian companies conquer the world and set trends

    The Ukrainian crypto exchange Whitebit started a partnership with the European office of Netflix. Eventually, it will be possible to pay for the European subscription in cryptocurrency.

    Our digital products and companies are already leading the way around the world. But this is only the beginning! After all, Ukraine is a country of courage and innovation.61
  • Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine, - UN commission

    A team of experts appointed by the UN's top human rights body to look into human rights abuses in Ukraine said its initial investigation found evidence of war crimes committed by the Russians after the invasion of the country.

    "We were stunned by the large number of executions in the areas we visited. Currently, the commission is investigating such deaths in 16 cities and towns, " said the head of the UN commission, Eric Mose.

    The commission conducted investigations in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Sumy. The UN mission visited 27 locations and interviewed more than 150 victims and witnesses.
  • fasahd: WTF?

    The occupiers began to sell their equipment to Ukraine

    The first Tigr armored car, bought from the occupier, arrived in Mykolaiv.

    "We wrote about the fact that we are buying equipment, but here is this "Tiger", which arrived not pressed, but bought," - said the head of Mykolayiv OVA Vitaly Kim.

    It is much easier for Russians not to buy a Lada for a funeral, you can sell the equipment, stay alive, come home and buy yourself this smelly Lada, - added Kim.


    You know, with a couple billionaires backing it, this idea could pretty much end this war.  Get Bezos and Musk to throw money at the Orcs for their kit and strip the whole damn army.
  • The German parliament failed to vote on providing tanks to Ukraine

    The German parliament was unable to vote for a document that would have given permission to export to Ukraine battle tanks and armored personnel carriers from the stocks of German industry.

    Deputies of the coalition and members of the "left" faction prevented the immediate adoption of this decision in the parliament with their votes. Instead, the proposal was referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee for discussion, which will significantly delay a decision.
  • In the south of Ukraine, the occupiers are gradually retreating

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to destroy the areas where their equipment and weapons were concentrated, Nataliya Humenyuk, spokeswoman for the "South" command, said.

    "The fighting is fierce, it is quite hot in our south, despite the fact that the weather has become a little cooler. The fire is coming from one side and from the other. But the enemy is still giving way, little by little we are securing the territories for ourselves. And this he is stressed, accordingly, the shelling becomes bigger and smaller depending on the amount of ammunition we hit during the night..." - she said.
  • Going on three years of tumultuous friendship and codependence, never there, relationship. We shared the alcohol thing. Her heroin thing was an aside.  She says I'm the only one who believes in her. I've about given up. Suggests maybe the afterlife would be better. I'm not trained to deal with that and frankly it hurts to think that she believes that would be better than a life with me. I'm about done. Yesterday didn't go too well. BTW, she's not from Canada. Sharp knees, too.
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