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"Russian lines" =/= "Russian border"

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Gotcha, thanks. I do hope one long-term outcome of this war is that Ukraine is able to reclaim Crimea and drive Russia out of there. It belongs to Ukraine and it should be theirs.

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It seems like Ukraine is on a big push lately, retaking a whole bunch of its occupied territory, including the major city of Izyum. That's great news. GTFO, Russia!




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Russia shot their wad and failed to conquer Ukraine. They are low on troops, weaponry and munitions while Ukraine has been bolstered by the West. Russia is trying to retool and is asking for help from their few allies. They asked Kazakhstan for aid they turned them down. They asked China and North Korea for help and I am not sure of those results.

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This isn't about the RUS/UKR war, but, it's about John Durham who Trump asked to investigate the Trump/Russia ties and "Russiagate." In other words, he was looking for evidence that Russiagate was made up to hurt Trump. It looks like he found a big nothing burger. Womp womp.


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Nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia would cause 5 billion people to die — of hunger
https://studyfinds.org/nuclear-war-bill ... of-hunger/
A nuclear war between the United States and Russia would cause a global famine, wiping out almost two-thirds of the world’s population, according to new research.

Under the largest war scenario, more than 75 percent of the planet would be starving within two years.

Earlier this year, another study found a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia would also trigger a “Little Ice Age” lasting thousands of years. In the first month following detonation, average global temperatures would plunge by about 13 degrees Fahrenheit, more than during the most recent Ice Age.

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One of the problems of globalization is that parts for military weapons come from different countries and in times of war parts can be hard to come by, especially when they come from your enemies. Russia has been forced to come up with home grown non sanctioned parts to replace broken components on their weapons. That has been a major pain for them. The US has tried to avoid that with limited success by getting all their parts from American manufacturers.

https://breakingdefense.com/2022/09/f-3 ... n-magnets/
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has temporarily stopped accepting deliveries of the Lockheed Martin-made F-35 after it found that an alloy used in magnets on the jet’s turbomachine pumps was produced in China..

It has become increasingly clear that China has become a clear adversary with their backing of Russia and the increased military spending and bravado towards Taiwan and other areas/countries.


Biden to sign order blocking Chinese investment in US tech
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/3 ... n-us-tech/

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The war isn’t going well for Russia. They have lost a lot of men, hardware and Ukraine has just retaken a lot of land Russia conquered forcing Russia to fall back and regroup. Now Russia has decided to annex the land Ukraine hasn’t retaken yet with a total sham vote. After the vote that will of course pass, Russia will claim that land as Russia and any attacks on that land will supposedly be taken as an attack on Russia itself and supposedly trigger their doctrine that allows nuclear weapon use. It’s clearly a desperate move. To shore up the war that Russia still hasn’t declared a war yet, Russia is mobilizing more troops and calling up reservists and retired military personnel to bolster his failing army causing panic in Russia. Flights out of Russia are jammed with Russians escaping being conscripted into Putins army.

Russians rush for flights out amid partial reservist call-up
https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukrai ... 501a2a8f32
Flights filled up quickly and the prices of tickets for remaining connections sky-rocketed, apparently driven by fears that Russia’s borders could soon close or of a broader call-up that might send many Russian men of fighting age to the war’s front lines.

The price for flights from Moscow to Istanbul or Dubai increased within minutes before jumping again, reaching as high as 9,200 euros ($9,119) for a one-way economy class fare.

Some postings alleged people already had been turned back from Russia’s land border with Georgia and that the website of the state Russian railway company collapsed because too many people were checking for ways out of the country.

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