The Russia/Ukraine situation

gut Senior Member
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Sat, Jul 15, 2023 2:21 PM
posted by like_that

I don’t know why the assumption is that China will take Tawain so easily.


How?  China is projected to have the largest navy in the world by 2027, possibly more advanced than the US.  The US would have to rely on a decisive edge from it's subs.

Taiwan has no chance of fighting against China without assistance.  And unlike Russia/Ukraine, China is fully capable of blockading Taiwan from receiving that outside support.

majorspark Senior Member
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Sat, Jul 15, 2023 4:54 PM

Look at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.  We suffered mass nearly intolerable casualties with both naval and air superiority.  Its why we chose to nuke Japan.  Taiwan is not only an island it is mountainous.  Its not an easy take on its own.  Let alone with foreign intvention.

majorspark Senior Member
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Thu, Jul 27, 2023 5:45 PM

Interesting.  An open photo op at the Russian/Africa summit.  He obviously holds some power.  I wonder what deal was struck with this shitbag?

Wagner boss Prigozhin appears on sidelines of Russia-Africa summit in St  Petersburg | Financial Times

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Aug 23, 2023 2:32 PM

Well, so much for the "coup" attempt.  Seems slightly more compassionate than the usual header off a balcony.

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/08/23/wagner-mercenary-boss-yevgeny-prigozhin-killed-in-plane-crash.html

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Wed, Aug 23, 2023 2:46 PM
posted by gut

Well, so much for the "coup" attempt.  Seems slightly more compassionate than the usual header off a balcony.

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/08/23/wagner-mercenary-boss-yevgeny-prigozhin-killed-in-plane-crash.html

his wife was saying he's not on that plane. but nothing from these godless heathens in the balkans is ever what it seems.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Mon, Aug 28, 2023 12:10 PM
posted by gut

How?  China is projected to have the largest navy in the world by 2027, possibly more advanced than the US.  The US would have to rely on a decisive edge from it's subs.

Taiwan has no chance of fighting against China without assistance.  And unlike Russia/Ukraine, China is fully capable of blockading Taiwan from receiving that outside support.

China is still far off from becoming a blue water navy, and after that they will need quite a few decades of playing an away game to figure it out. On top of that, their weapons systems do not touch the US. A lot of people need to pump the brakes on the Chinese military hype.


BRF Senior Member
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Tue, Aug 29, 2023 3:13 PM

majorspark Senior Member
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Sat, Feb 10, 2024 2:21 AM

Because it fits the narrative the left went ape shit over Tucker Carlson's interview with Putin.  I saw a few hot takes but took them with a grain of salt.  So I subjected myself to the full 2hr interview.  Very enlightening.  My take.

Putin must be opposed by force. The EU must be at the front of this with the full backing of the USA.

When it comes to regaining lands lost in European wars in the past Putin is your 21st century Hitler. Putin goes back centuries.

Putin loathes Poland like Stalin and their fathers before them. 

Putin is feasting on the left's propaganda and the ignorance of some on the right.

Denazification - When any politician sites anything similar without proper justification beware.

With all the speculation about Putin's health I would like to see Biden put that issue to bed as well with a two hour interview.

Carlson did press for a good will gesture to return the imprisoned WSJ journalist but was told his interview was not good enough.

We need Hillary and her reset button.


 

majorspark Senior Member
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Sun, Feb 11, 2024 11:06 AM
posted by like_that

China is still far off from becoming a blue water navy, and after that they will need quite a few decades of playing an away game to figure it out. On top of that, their weapons systems do not touch the US. A lot of people need to pump the brakes on the Chinese military hype.


Their army is not what they are hyped up to be either.  Their greatest strength is what it was over the last century.  Forced human wave attacks in overwhelming numbers.  The Russians are the same.  They have proven on the battlefield they are only capable of fighting a WWI style war.  Where is the Russian air force?  The vaunted Black Sea Fleet has been crippled by a nation with no major surface ships.  Dudes on laptops controlling armed jet skis sunk a Russian Corvette patrolling inside a bay on the Crimean peninsula.

majorspark Senior Member
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Thu, May 9, 2024 8:40 PM

There is now over a million military casualties in this war.  Civilians will be approaching a 100k nearly all Ukrainians.  The west convinced them to give up the nukes for peace.  Now a great war is at their door step.

A great dictator has arisen in Europe.  Bent on waging war to achieve his goals.  Openly leveling cities with indiscriminate weapons.  Using banned chemical weapons to dislodge entrenched soldiers on the front.

But on campus they are lathered up about the Jewish problem.  Like one in the past he may have an opening here.

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