SRS Putin declares war in Ukraine, surprising no one

CommanderFish

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Money pays for gear, r&d, training, fuel, training, ammunition and munitions (...are those considered separate? small arms ammunition and munitions like MLRS and cannon rounds, bombs, etc. Whatever.), etc.


So if you starve your military, or don't pay attention when you pay for 1000, lets say 500lb bombs, and 1000 A2G laser guided missiles, and you end up with.................................threeve. Well you tend to have issues.



Also it doesn't help if you're mostly 1 conscription force, and 1 year in-and-out, because by the time you learn the basics of something you're out the door already.
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PanzerAce

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France has usually maintained diplomatic relations as a good cop while others go out and play bad cop.


And frankly, Russia and Ukraine *need* to negotiate a peace.


So long as it includes pre-2014 borders, complete eviction of Russia without a salted earth retreat, and membership in NATO and EU for Ukraine, and a heckin' big military base in THE UKRAINE. And yes, I'm going to use THE because they've more than earned the honorific. :scootin:

So a) i think the problem is France doesn't see it as good cop/bad cop, they see it as being the only adult in the room, trying to go back to when they were the swinging dick in Europe.

And b) at this point i think a breakup of russia into multiple independent states is the best option to prevent this from happening again in 30 or 40 years.
 
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Dr. Charisma

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They probably fell into the trap that some western militaries did: expecting future conflicts to be army vs terrorists, Syria type engagements, not a well equipped and trained opponent that has sams and an airforce.

Plus massive amounts of corruption.
Yea maybe. They seem completely clueless when it comes to even basic logistical matters though which makes me wonder how the hell they managed to move into Syria to do anything.

US/ISAF/nato has been involved in conflicts against both types of enemies in the last couple of decades and the contrast between our abilities and theirs is just astounding to see. It's like they've just got a bunch of untrained idiots running around winging it with no direction or command most of the time.
 

Scoob_13

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So a) i think the problem is France doesn't see it as good cop/bad cop, they see it as being the only adult in the room, trying to go back to when they were the swinging dick in Europe.

And b) at this point i think a breakup of russia into multiple independent states is the best option to prevent this from happening again in 30 or 40 years.
A) I can see how they might think that.
B) I'd prefer that too but that's gotta happen from the inside as fallout from the negotiations, and not as part of them. Although I'd fucking LOVE IT if someone said that was a condition to lift the sanctions :rofl:
 
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Benyash said “hundreds and hundreds” of soldiers had been in touch with his team for advice on how they could avoid being sent to fight. Among them were 12 national guardsmen from Russia’s southern city of Krasnodar who were fired after refusing to go to Ukraine.

“Commanders try to threaten their soldiers with prison time if they dissent, but we tell the soldiers that they can simply say no,” Benyash said, adding that he was not aware of any criminal cases against soldiers who refused to fight. “There are no legal grounds to start a criminal case if a soldier refuses to fight while on Russian territory.”
 

Miesha Taint

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US fracking boom could tip world to edge of climate disaster

The study, to be published in the Energy Policy journal this month, found emissions from these oil and gas “carbon bomb” projects were four times larger than all of the planet-heating gases expelled globally each year, placing the world on track for disastrous climate change.

In March, a record 904 drilling permits were issued for companies operating in the Permian basin, according to the consultancy Rystad Energy. Typically, about 400-500 permits are approved each month but elevated oil prices and strong demand have caused an “unprecedented” and “extreme” increase, Rystad says.

“The Russian war in Ukraine is going to set climate change initiatives back under the cloak of patriotism when weaning ourselves off oil dictatorships and pivoting to renewables would be the patriotic choice."

There is significant political pressure to increase domestic drilling in response to the Russia-Ukraine war, which has caused global oil prices to soar and the US to ban Russian oil imports. Large oil companies are considering an expansion in drilling should the high oil price linger.

“We are wholly dependent upon oil and the crisis in Ukraine shows us that dependency is freighted with many costs, including national security. We can’t drill our way out of this problem. It’s been a good reminder that we are the world’s top oil producer and that still has not insulated us from this crisis."

 
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CommanderFish

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US fracking boom could tip world to edge of climate disaster

The study, to be published in the Energy Policy journal this month, found emissions from these oil and gas “carbon bomb” projects were four times larger than all of the planet-heating gases expelled globally each year, placing the world on track for disastrous climate change.

In March, a record 904 drilling permits were issued for companies operating in the Permian basin, according to the consultancy Rystad Energy. Typically, about 400-500 permits are approved each month but elevated oil prices and strong demand have caused an “unprecedented” and “extreme” increase, Rystad says.

“The Russian war in Ukraine is going to set climate change initiatives back under the cloak of patriotism when weaning ourselves off oil dictatorships and pivoting to renewables would be the patriotic choice."

There is significant political pressure to increase domestic drilling in response to the Russia-Ukraine war, which has caused global oil prices to soar and the US to ban Russian oil imports. Large oil companies are considering an expansion in drilling should the high oil price linger.

“We are wholly dependent upon oil and the crisis in Ukraine shows us that dependency is freighted with many costs, including national security. We can’t drill our way out of this problem. It’s been a good reminder that we are the world’s top oil producer and that still has not insulated us from this crisis."

Jesus Christ no one cares
 

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