Viewing 40 posts - 12,201 through 12,240 (of 13,741 total)
  • Ukraine
  • piemonster
    Full Member

    The way some of the media channels are focussing on it at the moment, it seems some of them are desperate for the mushroom clouds.

    Have to admit, im not watching any UK news presently, currently using “Ground” which seems decent.

    Bit OT and directed generallyto anyone that might know, are there any worthwhile alternatives to Ground? Any known issues with Ground itself?

    A Pig with Lazers said it was good, thats all the recommendations I have for it.

    Does not matter who use it first so long as a “wall of radiation” is created that will be good enough.

    You’re a weird **** bloke. Appreciate that might be playing the man not the ball, but still, a **** odd, morbid and stupid opinion to hold.

    Clout clungers are something I will never understand.

    chewkw
    Free Member

    You’re a weird **** bloke. Appreciate that might be playing the man not the ball, but still, a **** odd, morbid and stupid opinion to hold.

    Clout clungers are something I will never understand.

    There is logic to all this.

    The logic is to create a “waste land” that no one will fight over and to cross over.

    Notice no one actually lives or works in Chernobyl?

    Isn’t that the best way to create a wall between East & West?

    Caher
    Full Member

    Ignore, ignore, ignore. It’s raining so water must be seeping through the bridge

    pk13
    Full Member

    It’s not a full moon is it?

    DrJ
    Full Member

    If they are ordering 500 launchers then, wow.

    probably you can get 500 of the Korean ones for the price of a dozen US ones 🙂

    welshfarmer
    Full Member

    Found a video about a POW camp in Western Ukraine. It is a bit depressing and seems to be mainly filled with fighters from the Luhannsk Peoples Republic so possibly predates the current conflict, not sure

    tagnut69
    Free Member

    Ok who woke up daz and chewy? Comedy gold those two

    chewkw
    Free Member

    Ok who woke up daz and chewy? Comedy gold those two

    LOL! Just an idea to stop the war really as the current situation is going no way.

    Russia will not give up the annexed regions and Ukraine wants it back so where will it end?

    dantsw13
    Free Member

    Why don’t you volunteer to go and sit where they drop this nuke you want, as an impartial observer. Just to make sure it’s done properly?

    chewkw
    Free Member

    Why don’t you volunteer to go and sit where they drop this nuke you want, as an impartial observer. Just to make sure it’s done properly?

    Life is short. Enjoy while we still can. That part of the world belongs to them.

    doomanic
    Full Member

    How much do you get paid to spout all the bollox you come out with? I could do with a little extra income myself.

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    @welshfarmer I’m sure life as a PoW is pretty unpleasant. I know of my Dad’s experience as a PoW for 4 years in WWII. But… He wasn’t being shot at. Well, USAF bombed the shit house in the camp but hey!

    It was interesting to hear their experiences and why they ended up as “collaborators”. A man has to earn a buck.

    chewkw
    Free Member

    How much do you get paid to spout all the bollox you come out with? I could do with a little extra income myself.

    LOL! Do we really want Ukraine/Russia to fight to the end?

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    @chewkw So what are we looking at? A radioactive curtain from the North of Finland down to the Black Sea to replace the old Iron one?

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    The way some of the media channels are focussing on it at the moment, it seems some of them are desperate for the mushroom clouds.

    I must be missing these media channels

    kimbers
    Full Member

    Russia will not give up the annexed regions and Ukraine wants it back so where will it end?

    Russia is losing the annexed regions by the hour 100s of KM at a time

    This is a day old and already out of date

    Ukrainians saying that there’s been a surge in Russian troops calling their surrender hotline, 1000s have apparently done so
    They get a reward for bringing in armoured vehicles

    piemonster
    Full Member

    The Simpsons Reaction GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

    kimbers
    Full Member

    Snihurivka is at the centre of the road & rail hub north of Kherson

    The Russian collapse seems inevitable there now

    Also gives Ukraine ability to support their own advances

    somafunk
    Full Member

    Chewkw: Does not matter who use it first so long as a “wall of radiation” is created that will be good enough.

    Unfortunately that is not how radiation and fall out of isotopes works but then again that’s par for the course for your stream of consciousness masquerading as fact, very little science is known about detonation of small scale nuclear arms as to what the consequences would be, find the wind changing a few degrees and you render 1000’s of square kilometres uninhabitable, then you have the concerns over contamination of ground water and soil or underground running water, what about if it rains or if the weather patterns change and atmospheric pressure changes?, this could carry the isotopes into the jet stream and deposit them thousands of kilometres away, what about the animals carrying radiation?.

    Go away and educate yourself before regurgitation of talking point sound bites

    It is a risk that putin has access to nuclear weapons, but he will not use them as that will render the entire Russian state and the oligarchs as impotent, they will not allow that to happen.

    chewkw
    Free Member

    @chewkw So what are we looking at? A radioactive curtain from the North of Finland down to the Black Sea to replace the old Iron one?

    I think, if I were Putin, only inside certain parts of Ukraine. Radioactive curtain …
    Finland is no threat to Russia unless they insist on having rockets pointing at Russia from their land.

    Russia is losing the annexed regions by the hour 100s of KM at a time

    Winning the battle does not equate stopping the war. The objective is to stop the war.

    … what about if it rains or if the weather patterns change and atmospheric pressure changes?, this could carry the isotopes into the jet stream and deposit them thousands of kilometres away, what about the animals carrying radiation?.

    That’s the whole idea of “radioactive wall” really …
    Both are huge countries that can “afford” to have waste land.

    pk13
    Full Member

    I’ve never encountered anyone who activity wanted nuclear war as prose’s for peace. Bonkers

    somafunk
    Full Member

    You still don’t understand do you, If you can contain a radioactive wall containing isotopes in one specific area then I imagine the Nobel prize is yours

    big_scot_nanny
    Full Member

    Come on folks, there’s three (at least) of you dragging this extremely informative and really quite valuable thread into bickering and arguma-lympian territory that STW seemed to have managed to steer away from in recent times (for the better).

    Please stop.

    chewkw
    Free Member

    I’ve never encountered anyone who activity wanted nuclear war as prose’s for peace. Bonkers

    Why do you think all the nuclear armed nations want nuke? For posturing?

    You still don’t understand do you, If you can contain a radioactive wall containing isotopes in one specific area then I imagine the Nobel prize is yours

    If it happens then probably a huge part of Ukraine and probably part of Russia will be uninhabitable, which is exactly the idea.

    piemonster
    Full Member

    Come on folks, there’s three (at least) of you dragging this extremely informative and really quite valuable thread into bickering and arguma-lympian territory that STW seemed to have managed to steer away from in recent times (for the better).

    Please stop.

    +1

    Jordan
    Full Member

    Been a member of this forum for a few years now and still hadn’t cottoned on to how many f***in nutters there are here……….oh well…

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    Well I’m a grumpy old fart but I’m all in favour of a new iron curtain, with the route determined this time by Western Europe.

    Why do you think all the nuclear armed nations want nuke? For posturing?

    Well, er, yes. That IS precisely the point.

    spawnofyorkshire
    Full Member

    Been a member of this forum for a few years now and still hadn’t cottoned on to how many f***in nutters there are here……….oh well…

    Yep. I can still be surprised at how fast a thread can be derailed. I often have to fight myself getting sucked into their shite-vortexes
    Anyhoo all this talk of nuclear deterrents sent me down a YouTube rabbit hole of Yes, minister and Yes, prime minister clips

    jamiemcf
    Full Member

    I listened to the podcast sideways on BBC sounds. They had a nuclear war mini series which I found quite good.

    chewkw
    Free Member

    Well, er, yes. That IS precisely the point.

    So far so good for posturing but at some point in time one/some of them will just have to use it to test their power, which is inevitable. The question is who will be the first to use it.

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    So far so good for posturing but at some point in time one/some of them will just have to use it to test their power, which is inevitable.

    They would need enormous confidence. Or a death wish.

    chewkw
    Free Member

    They would need enormous confidence. Or a death wish.

    Both will be my guess.
    Everyone knows NATO/West/USA is armed to their teeth but how they will challenge that will have to be seen.

    Northwind
    Full Member

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    What tyres for a mobile ICBM launcher?

    Rocket Rons obviously.

    dazh
    Full Member

    Ok who woke up daz and chewy? Comedy gold those two

    I stopped posting on this thread months ago due to the general hostility towards anyone who wanted a less violent resolution to this conflict. I see that hasn’t changed. I’ll leave you guys to your live football match style commentary. Enjoy.

    vazaha
    Full Member

    It is difficult to see how you do not see the contradictions in your position. How are we to compromise with a bad faith actor?

    If the world is to be held to ransom today, is it better that we put it off until tomorrow?

    It is unfortunate that it must be now, but the timing was not of our choosing. If it is a bluff, it must be called now.

    timba
    Free Member

    It’s interesting (to me at least 🙂 ) that during a video meeting with teachers President Putin started to quiz them about their thoughts on the Pugachev Rebellion.
    Catherine the Great eventually beat the rebels and Pugachev was executed. President Putin summarised the reason for the rebellion as, “…an element of the weakness of central authority in the country”
    I can’t work out if it’s justification for the state that he’s created or a shot across the bows; I think the latter.

    thols2
    Free Member

    A big question over the use of nuclear weapons is, why hasn’t Russia used them already? They have suffered several routs, but have not gone nuclear. This means that Russia has self-imposed constraints on their use. So, the issue is, what would Ukraine have to do to make Russia feel that it’s better to use nukes than to not use them?

    1. Putin’s major concern is regime survival. Losing in Ukraine is bad for him, but as long as his regime survives, he will probably not use nukes (because using nukes will have unpredictable consequences that may threaten the survival of his regime.)

    2. An invasion of Russian territory. Nobody thinks this would serve any purpose, neither NATO nor Ukraine have any plans to do this. However, Putin has attempted to unilaterally redraw the borders of Russia, so it’s not clear where he thinks the red line is. Since his declaration of annexation, Ukraine has recaptured large areas of land that Putin declared to be part of Russia. This indicates that recapturing Ukrainian territory isn’t a red line. The way things are going, it won’t be too long before Crimea is isolated and Russia will be facing a decision whether to withdraw its troops there or to risk losing them too.

    So, the doom-mongering over possible nuclear use is a bit exaggerated. It’s not impossible that it will happen, but Putin will only use them if he believes it is essential to his regime’s survival, not just to avoid losing on the battlefield.

    timba
    Free Member

    The war in Ukraine is creating an important battle over energy supplies for the west.
    Stored gas supplies should get Europe through this winter, but the bigger problem will be refilling that storage for next winter.
    Gazprom is continuing to supply Europe, e.g. Italy via Austria and other routes, so all is not lost with the Nord Stream pipelines.
    NATO has made a very simple statement, “We, as Allies, have committed to prepare for, deter and defend against the coercive use of energy and other hybrid tactics by state and non-state actors. Any deliberate attack against Allies’ critical infrastructure would be met with a united and determined response” https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_207733.htm

    The EU is trying to convince Europe to buy as a block to reduce bidding wars and price increases, as well as adopting a price cap strategy. Some states favour the cap to slow inflation and others reject it because it would make supply more difficult to source.
    Vladislav Inozemtsev thinks that Russia timed its energy campaign badly and has already lost, due in part to over-estimating its energy position much as it over-estimated its ability to invade Ukraine https://ridl.io/putin-s-tactical-mistake/

    timba
    Free Member

    A big question over the use of nuclear weapons is, why hasn’t Russia used them already? They have suffered several routs, but have not gone nuclear. This means that Russia has self-imposed constraints on their use. So, the issue is, what would Ukraine have to do to make Russia feel that it’s better to use nukes than to not use them?

    I think that the influence is more with China than ever it is with the Ukraine.
    This is from the state-backed Global Times on 2nd October, which I think is clear advice from China to Russia,
    “…all European countries will tremble under the shadow of a possible nuclear war. In that case, there will be no security for anyone, not for Ukraine, and not for the world.”
    “Whether the conflict will spiral out of control is everyone’s concern.”
    https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202210/1276526.shtml
    The timing is important because on 3rd October, after Ramzan Kadyrov’s comments, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that he preferred a “balanced” approach to the issue of the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine rather than emotions.
    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/kremlin-prefers-balance-after-putin-ally-suggests-using-nuclear-bomb-ukraine-2022-10-03/

Viewing 40 posts - 12,201 through 12,240 (of 13,741 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Thanks for popping by - why not stay a while?IT'S FREE

Sign up as a Singletrack Member and you can leave comments on stories, use the classified ads, and post in our forums, do quizzes and more.

Join us, join in, it’s free, and fun.