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The Kremlin trolls and propagandists are losing their minds over Lithuania. Important to note it’s only EU sanctioned goods— mostly steel and metallurgic goods. 

I jumped off the train from St. Petersburg to Vilnius and quickly realized that “ačiū” was greeted with a smile and “spaceeba” would get my ass kicked. Circa Jan 1992.
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22 minutes ago, atomheartbevo said:

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The TV stuff is over the top, foaming at the mouth shit with no basis in reality for the domestic yokels. They want to drag the U.S. and UK into a “big European war,” LOL.  That would be the last big European war ever.  All their threats are aimed at keeping us out. They really do want to exchange Bout (crime: Merchant of Death) for Griner (crime: weed residue and known lesbian), though. 

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3 minutes ago, 956 Worldwide said:

All their threats are aimed at keeping us out.

Yep. Like a kid on the playground threatening another kid with some "my daddy will beat your daddy up" bullshit to scare the other kid.

3 minutes ago, 956 Worldwide said:

They really do want to exchange Bout (crime: Merchant of Death) for Griner (crime: weed residue and known lesbian), though. 

Yeah, and they aren't hiding it.

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53 minutes ago, 956 Worldwide said:

The TV stuff is over the top, foaming at the mouth shit with no basis in reality for the domestic yokels. They want to drag the U.S. and UK into a “big European war,” LOL.  That would be the last big European war ever.  All their threats are aimed at keeping us out. They really do want to exchange Bout (crime: Merchant of Death) for Griner (crime: weed residue and known lesbian), though. 

Make the trade. Get her out. Bout is never going to work again anyways. Hell, his "warehouse", AKA the Russian Army, well the shelves are pretty empty. 

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3 minutes ago, InkaUtexas said:

This needs support from both parties. Give the Eastern Nato partners and the UAF our Second Generation, better integrating NATO. I hope this happens. 

 

Does Ukraine have pilots to spare for training right now?

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7 minutes ago, InkaUtexas said:

This needs support from both parties. Give the Eastern Nato partners and the UAF our Second Generation, better integrating NATO. I hope this happens. 

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4 minutes ago, Bevo said:

Does Ukraine have pilots to spare for training right now?

I am sure they can get them together. Might be smart to send over young cadets plus the maintenance personnel. Train them up. Get a squadron up. 

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5 minutes ago, Bevo said:

Does Ukraine have pilots to spare for training right now?

From my understanding, it makes almost zero sense to take a MiG jockey and train him on an F-16 or other Western jet.  Just completely different ways of thinking and flying.  Every country in the former Warsaw Pact that switched to western jets has just put new airmen into the pipeline to fly American or Swedish metal and kept the MiG pilots separate with no new recruits.  
 

This could make sense along those lines, it would take some time to get them ready and as far as I know, no F-16s are coming anytime soon. 

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1 minute ago, 956 Worldwide said:

From my understanding, it makes almost zero sense to take a MiG jockey and train him on an F-16 or other Western jet.  Just completely different ways of thinking and flying.  Every country in the former Warsaw Pact that switched to western jets has just put new airmen into the pipeline to fly American or Swedish metal and kept the MiG pilots separate with no new recruits.  
 

This could make sense along those lines, it would take some time to get them ready and as far as I know, no F-16s are coming anytime soon. 

That is why I said send over the young cadets. Let the existing pilots defend the air space and start rebuilding their Air Force along NATO lines. One thing is to fly them. The other is to keep them flying. 

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2 hours ago, InkaUtexas said:

This needs support from both parties. Give the Eastern Nato partners and the UAF our Second Generation, better integrating NATO. I hope this happens. 

 

The desert outside of Tucson is full of F-16s.  

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2 hours ago, Trey3216 said:

Damn.  That's fucking savage dropping a grenade on a dude taking a piss.  

I remember being at a party 30+ years ago, and one of the guests was an old dude who had fought in Korea, in some battle or another where for a time, the sides were dug into foxholes in opposed positions.  After a couple of days, he realized all the men had a routine -- around 4:00 a.m, creep out of their hole to squat and take a shit.  He thought the Chinese were probably doing the same.  So, the next couple of nights, he took his shit at 3:30, then crept forward to get a good shooting position.  He'd look for a squatting silhouette, and pick the guy off.  Said he did it 3 or 4 times.  Shot a dude while he was taking a shit.  Coldblooded, man.  War is ugly.

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18 hours ago, vtaenz said:

Read that book last month. Those were some hard motherfuckers. 

Yeah they were, could you imagine moving out to the far reaches of civilization, like the beautiful hill country of central Texas and creating a homestead...only to have a band of commanches roll up on you...my goodness the horror of that. 

That tribe was ruthless...I was struck by the way those scenes were articulated in the book.  I would tremble just reading the detail of how they would wipe a family off the earth in a moment (that's if you were lucky to be killed).  To be taken, my goodness the terror they must have felt.

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8 minutes ago, jdhorn92 said:

Yeah they were, could you imagine moving out to the far reaches of civilization, like the beautiful hill country of central Texas and creating a homestead...only to have a band of commanches roll up on you...my goodness the horror of that. 

That tribe was ruthless...I was struck by the way those scenes were articulated in the book.  I would tremble just reading the detail of how they would wipe a family off the earth in a moment (that's if you were lucky to be killed).  To be taken, my goodness the terror they must have felt.

G-mother tole me stories told to her by her g-mother who at the time as a small child, being locked in the cellar on a full moon, or as they called it, a "Comanche moon" while the men stood guard

Book articulated how bad it got, that it was one of the driving factors in Mexico giving much of the SW to the US; not out of goodwill, but knowing settlers would come, would act as a buffer from raiding Indians who would prey on settlers and not them.

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4 minutes ago, BabaYaga said:

G-mother tole me stories told to her by her g-mother who at the time as a small child, being locked in the cellar on a full moon, or as they called it, a "Comanche moon" while the men stood guard

Book articulated how bad it got, that it was one of the driving factors in Mexico giving much of the SW to the US; not out of goodwill, but knowing settlers would come, would act as a buffer from raiding Indians who would prey on settlers and not them.

I would have loved to hear those stories, how scary and interesting to get first hand accounts.    Yes, I thought that was interesting to read how Mexico was like fuck it. 

I know this is off topic, but I recently read Killing Jesus.  The Romans did a version of this with the Jews around the time of the life of Jesus.  They let the Jews have their religion and settlements, ways, cultures etc.. in a complete reversal to the other reaches of their empire. In some part they did this to have Israel act as a buffer between the main thrust of the Roman empire and the north of Africa (ie the Egyptian, Arab countries/armies etc..).  

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20 minutes ago, jdhorn92 said:

I would have loved to hear those stories, how scary and interesting to get first hand accounts.    Yes, I thought that was interesting to read how Mexico was like fuck it. 

I know this is off topic, but I recently read Killing Jesus.  The Romans did a version of this with the Jews around the time of the life of Jesus.  They let the Jews have their religion and settlements, ways, cultures etc.. in a complete reversal to the other reaches of their empire. In some part they did this to have Israel act as a buffer between the main thrust of the Roman empire and the north of Africa (ie the Egyptian, Arab countries/armies etc..).  

What? No--that's not . . . that's just not right.

Judea was governed in exactly the same way the Romans governed any number of their other provinces.  The only thing that was kind of weird about it is that it was neither a senatorial nor an imperial province.  It was administered by a prefect, who was of the equestrian class, rather than a procounsul or a propraetor of the senatorial class.  But that was really the only distinction.

Throughout the provinces, the Romans were tolerant of local religious and cultural customs, so long as it didn't endanger trade and the collection of taxes.  They'd coopt the local elite, promote someone friendly to the Roman occupation to the local crown, and let the locals do whatever.  How they treated Judea was exactly how they ran Greece, Egypt, Hispania, Gaul, and all the rest.  The only weird thing about Judea was that the locals were monotheistic.  But that was only occasionally an issue (primarily under Caligula, because he was a tool).

And no--Judea wasn't a buffer between Rome and Africa.  Egypt was Rome's most valuable province and its breadbasket.  It didn't want a buffer between Egypt and Rome--Rome wanted a closer connection to Egypt.  Judea was a buffer to protect Egypt from the Parthians to the east (who were horse-borne nomads, kind of akin to the Comanches).

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As for the switchblades, I've heard that they're not very good. So that's why you don't see many of them. They're too weak against hardened positions/vehicles, and the blast radius is too small. So after some trial runs the Ukrainians basically put them in storage. I'll see if I can refind the tweet with a quote. Apparently they're no better than a grenade. 

Read the same article. The UAF drones dropping anti-tank grenades are more effective than the switchblades plus reusable.

Another story I came across is UAF is stripping Bayraktar frames of all the fancy electronics and any transmission ability, as that is what’s being tracked via radio telemetry, and putting just a basic gps navigation control in them with a set target programmed in making them into kamikaze drones which are what are hitting stuff deep in RU territory like yesterday’s oil refinery. The stealth still works when the electronic signature tells get turned off. The electronic signatures are why UAF doesn’t think Grey Eagle drones will be of much value when AA assets haven’t been knocked out.
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