Here’s the thing, bikki. You say I’m wrong. You say I’ve been duped. But what objective point have I been wrong about thus far?
Let’s list your incorrect predictions/statement:
- Russia won’t attack Kharkiv. (They did.)
- Russia won’t attack Odesa. (They did.)
- Russia will encircle Kyiv. (They didn’t.)
- Ukraine no longer has an army. (They do.)
- Russia has air superiority. (Not even close.)
- HIMARS won’t do anything. (They have been shockingly brutal.)
Time and again you’ve been the one duped by Russian propaganda. That’s not even my opinion at this point. It’s verifiable fact.
Now let’s debunk some other propaganda of the day:
This is false. While much of the Donbas offensive has been handled by partisans, Russia has lost TONS of their elite forces and generals/officers. This is evident in ADMITTED OBITUARIES of Russian regular officers. What are these guys doing dying if only partisans are fighting?
Then you have the famed VDV debacle. If you don’t know, the VDV is Russia’s elite airborne. These guys were TORN APART in the opening days of the war at Hostemel Airport as they attempted to secure a foothold to sack Kyiv.
As we speak, some of RUSSIA’S BEST TROOPS are tied up in Kherson RIGHT NOW.
And none of this is to mention the Wagner Group, which are Russia’s elite “Private” Security Contractors that train on Russian bases and are supplied with Russian equipment.
Hell, if you turn on Russian State TV right NOW, they are bitching about THEIR OWN RUSSIAN ARMED FORCES. Shoigu is the current scapegoat. Russian generals have been personally fired by Putin time and again.
If the Russian Armed Forces haven’t been onvolved yet, what are these people being fired for?
Are you telling me partisans have been the pilots of the aircraft Ukraine has shot down?
Are you telling me partisans were stationed on the Moskva, Russia’s flagship of the Black Sea?
The answer is, OF COURSE NOT.
If you read YOUR history, you will find that there is NO MORE RED ARMY. And, in fact, Ukraine has just as much claim to the Red Army mythos as Russia does.
In fact, if you read your history, you’ll find that the Red Army defeated a superior force, the Germans, only with the help and supplies of the West and the US, in an existential conflict defending their homeland.
Hmm, I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that is a much better description of Ukraine than Russia right now.
Finally, Russia has no technologically superior weapons. Why do you think Vladimir Putin cries wolf about nuclear so often? Because he has nothing else.
You need to open your eyes, bikki. Europe is well covered in LNG this winter. You wanna discuss what happens over next summer and next winter, fine, but there will be no begging for mercy from Europe this winter.
Meanwhile, Putin rushed to annex regions before he was kicked out of them entirely. Russia has still not defined the borders of these annexations, because that would obviously be embarrassing if they lost territory they claimed.
And this dream that Russia will fight harder to defend its homeland is just that, a dream. Ukraine has already attacked Belgorod and other Russian border towns, and Ukraine has already attacked Crimea, which you will recall has previously been “annexed.” In fact, all Russia did with these sham annexations was weaken their claim on Crimea, their previous annexation. Now the whole world sees what a sham that was too.
The big guns didn’t come out then, and they won’t tomorrow when Ukraine takes another town in the four oblasts.
At some point you need to call a duck a duck.