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    ^Thank you for your link.

    1. The BBC - now there is an unbiased source.
    2. The studio reporter says, appers to ...., appers to .... - deniability when the facts are eventually known.
    3. The studio reporter says Ukraine has hinted it was them ....
    4. When were planet labs images taken? Pictures of an attack on the Russian base or somebody else's base, taken some time ago?
    5. The "local BBC reporter, based in Kyive reporter, does not speak very strongly but states Ukraine sources, "The attack was from local saboteurs" ....

    No concrete evidence that could not be "photoshopped" by a 10-year-old.

    But you may be right in the end. We shall see.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    No concrete evidence that could not be "photoshopped" by a 10-year-old.
    The satellite images are accessible. A fake would immediately be exposed.

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    Poor old hoohoo, I think he's upset about all those blown up russian warplanes, even if they are shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    1. The BBC - now there is an unbiased source.
    Yes, unlike your Global News, TASS etc...


    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    2. The studio reporter says, appers to ...., appers to .... - deniability when the facts are eventually known.
    Yes, he's a reporter, well spotted


    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    3. The studio reporter says Ukraine has hinted it was them ....
    You paid attention - again, well done. He's a reporter.


    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    4. When were planet labs images taken? Pictures of an attack on the Russian base or somebody else's base, taken some time ago?
    So, you're saying someone else blew up the airbase previously, but no-one noticed? You're a clever one, OhWoe


    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    5. The "local BBC reporter, based in Kyive reporter, does not speak very strongly but states Ukraine sources, "The attack was from local saboteurs" ....
    No, he didn't say that . . . try again


    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    No concrete evidence that could not be "photoshopped" by a 10-year-old.
    You're fucked in the head of you think it was . . . or was all the video footage of smoke and people fleeing and being interviewed with the fires burning also photoshopped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    You're fucked in the head of you think it was . . . or was all the video footage of smoke and people fleeing and being interviewed with the fires burning also photoshopped?
    He's so used to posting doctored chinky and russian shit he's forgotten what honesty is.

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    The Fear Behind Vladimir Putin’s Jokes

    Russia gave the world not only the word "intelligentsia" but the concept of the intelligentsia — or so people say. The words "satellite" and "perestroika" definitely came from us.


    That was all true in the past. But now our leaders — former President Dmitry Medvedev, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Dmitry Rogozin — the head of a succession of grand ministries — and many others talk like street punks and make dirty jokes. It’s as if the ruling system can’t exist without vulgarity. And the head joker is Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation.


    At the very beginning of his career he promised to “rub out terrorists in the outhouse.” Then he told us that if your grandmother had male genitals she’d be your grandfather. And now his latest achievement is explaining the West's focus on developing renewable — what Putin called “unconventional” — energy as the interest of Western leaders in homosexual relations.


    The degradation of public language reflects the degradation of Russian public policy. But it also reflects the worldview and preferences of our state's top officials.


    Putin is, I believe, sincere and authentic in his "edgy" remarks. His style is not the product of speechwriters and PR people who have carefully analyzed the political consequences of what he says. It reflects the president's personality and his view of the world. Style is the man.


    Judging by what he says "from the heart" and not his speeches written ahead of time, the Russian president's picture of the world is quite simple. The main thing is strength and striking first. This is supposedly what he learned on the streets of St. Petersburg, although I grew up in the same years in the same city and even in the same neighborhood, and the city was not at all the way Putin describes it.


    The "syndrome" of his worldview includes sexism. Do you remember how he told the Israeli delegation that we envied their president — “what a man!” — while he was under investigation for sexual harassment? He also demonstrates homophobia. Proof of this is not only his comments on modern energy, but the whole homophobic wave of propaganda in the country today, which could not have emerged without his approval.


    Might makes right. Force, not treaties. Like Peter the Great, we do not invade, we take back what is ours. Signed agreements, recognition of borders, and so on are irrelevant. The important thing is that we consider it ours, that we have a historical right to it and the power to take it back. There are problems with the last part, to be sure…

    Power gives you the right not to answer questions and to be rude to the questioners. In any case, they won’t be allowed to ask another question — the times of unscripted interviews are long gone. The president's press conferences and live broadcasts have been transformed into a show, a concert, where he entertains his fans by humiliating his absent opponents and shows off how “cool” he is.


    The level of boorishness and arrogance, of course, varies from case to case. Sometimes it is almost invisible, sometimes it is off the charts. It depends on Putin's state of mind and mood, but that’s not all. The most important factor is how unpleasant the issue is for him, and how much the topic alarms or frightens him.


    You can tell by the president's level of boorishness and aggression what he considers a threat to himself and to the country.


    In this sense, his latest "joke" about linking alternative energy to homosexuality is more than revealing. The enemy of the raw material economy — any country’s economy, not just Russia’s — is technological progress, for it weakens dependence on resources. Once upon a time, the production of wool saved people from dependence on the fur-bearing animals traded by Russia. Then mankind drastically reduced its dependence on wood as an energy source. Now in developed countries trees are burned only for pleasure, in fireplaces and fires, but not for heat. Imagine how hateful the development of oil extraction and refining was to the rich landowner, whose well-being and power were derived from his vast forests — the source of wood that his neighbors, who had never heard of oil, depended on to survive.


    Today, technological progress is reducing people's dependence on oil and gas, both through more efficient technology and through the alternative sources of energy that infuriated the president. The downward trend in this dependence may be slowed, it may even be reversed for a while by war or other misfortunes, but these delays do not cancel out the long-term trend that is clear to everyone — including, it would seem, Putin.


    But he has no answer. Trillions of petrodollars have not turned into new technologies in Russia. We still have nothing to offer the world. Except, of course, rudeness and cursing, which Putin has unfortunately demonstrated.

    The Fear Behind Vladimir Putin's Jokes - The Moscow Times

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    How dangerous is Putler?
    Another question that I would like to ask: "Why are Russians so God damn stupid?"

    Have these idiots never asked themselves: "Where is all that money that we are making from our natural resources?" I mean now its clear how much money we pumped into Putler's wallet every day for years and years.

    Russia is the worlds biggest gas station and its employees are the poorest slobs on earth!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    The satellite images are accessible.
    Some published images, correct.

    One suspects larger in content, rather jthan ust zoom in images, would be available, along with the images metadata, including such facts as, date of image creation, georeference ....

    However, the current images, posted multiple times here on TD, in support of evidence of any attack, have yet to be legitimised by any country.

    Russia. Ukraine, NaGastan and .... military officials, have yet to confirm the image's authenticity.

    Doubt lingers. But pages and pages of "professional misspeakers" fill some of the 16% media and multiple threads here on TD:

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    Ironic that the biggest poster of state propaganda on here is whining about the veracity of other peoples's posts.

    Do you know why you have your own drivel thread hoohoo?

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    Oh dear, looks like Puffy is running out of mates. Perhaps he's looking for a non-extradition country?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has written to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to suggest the two countries build closer relations, Pyongyang's state media KCNA reported today.

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    Imagine the glee experience dby Backspit, sabang and OhWoe that finally the Thrilling Threesome is together . . . Xi must be equally proud to have closed the circle of democratic nations

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    Putin’s Latest Bragging Show Totally Reeks of Desperation

    Nearly six months into a war in Ukraine that Russia can’t seem to decisively win, Russian President Vladimir Putin is bragging this week that Russia’s weapons are decades ahead of competitors.


    “Many of them are years, maybe decades ahead of their foreign counterparts, and in terms of tactical and technical characteristics they are significantly superior,” Putin said at an annual arms show Monday, according to Interfax.

    And in an apparent show of camaraderie, Putin vowed Monday that he wants to expand Russia’s arms trade with other countries around the world, claiming that foreign countries value Russian weapons for their efficiency and high quality.


    “Russia sincerely cherishes historically strong friendly, truly trusting ties with the states of Latin America, Asia, Africa, and is ready to offer its partners and allies the most modern types of weapons—from small arms to armored vehicles and artillery, combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles,” Putin said.


    Moscow is indeed, a top weapons exporter. Russia accounts for 20 percent of global arms exports and is the second-largest exporter of weapons in the world, ranking just after the United States, according to an analysis of exports tracked by the independent research entity the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) between 2016 and 2020. India, China, and Algeria are the top recipients of Russian weaponry, and Russia is also the main supplier of arms to Egypt, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Angola, according to the report. Russia exports major arms to 45 states in all.

    But Putin’s claims about Russian weaponry and plans for trade appear to diverge from reality, as Russia’s weapons export business is starting to feel the cascading effects of waging war in Ukraine, according to military and intelligence assessments. Russia has lost 1,876 tanks, upwards of 4,000 armored vehicles, and 985 artillery systems, and more, in the war so far, according to data from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shared Monday.


    Adding to that, Russia’s ability to replenish its stocks is quickly dwindling as the bite of sanctions settles in. U.S. officials moved to sanction entities in Russia’s defense industrial base earlier this year, including a state-owned Russian defense conglomerate focused on airborne weapons and weapon systems, as well as anti-radar missiles, ammunition, and radar systems. And already high tech components aren’t funneling into the country anymore and manufacturing plants are shuttering, according to Reuters.


    “The industry could struggle to meet many of these requirements, partially due to the effects of sanctions and lack of expertise,” a June British intelligence assessment states. “Russia's production of high-quality optics and advanced electronics likely remain troubled and could undermine its efforts to replace equipment lost in Ukraine.”


    Even before Putin chose to invade Ukraine again in February, the outlook for Russia didn’t look great. The balance of exports and imports was already bound to change in the coming years, namely due to China, as Beijing may soon not need to rely on Russia’s weapons as much in future years, according to SIPRI.


    “Imports from Russia are likely to reduce in volume once China’s own industry manages to consistently produce the types of major arms that it has generally imported from Russia over the years,” the report notes.

    Putin didn’t name any country as a particular focus for its weapons export business, but stressed that Moscow values all partners who have embraced Russia’s thinking in recent months. Putin added that weapons transfers from Russia will be key to shifting the world away from a unipolar world—in which the United States dominates—to a multipolar world.


    “We highly appreciate that today our country has many allies, partners, like-minded people on different continents,” he said. “They choose a sovereign, independent path of development, they want to collectively resolve issues of global and regional security on the basis of international law, mutual responsibility and consideration of each other's interests. Thus, they contribute to the protection of a multipolar world.”


    It’s not the first time Putin has bragged about Russian weapons in recent months while waging war in Ukraine. In March, Putin bragged to Russia’s Federal Assembly that additions to Russia’s nuclear arsenal would make the United States’ defenses “useless”—even though some of the proposed additions to Russia’s stocks are “outlandish,” according to The Washington Post.


    Putin’s claims at the army confab this week echo his earlier insistence that Russian arms development is lightyears ahead of other nations’ work.


    “As you may have guessed, no other country in the world has anything like that,” he said of a nuclear-powered underwater drone in March. “Possibly, something similar will appear someday, but our guys will come up with something else by then.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/vladim...ation?ref=home

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    Seems to me it's that article that reeks of desperation not Vladamort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Putin’s Latest Bragging Show Totally Reeks of Desperation

    Nearly six months into a war in Ukraine that Russia can’t seem to decisively win, Russian President Vladimir Putin is bragging this week that Russia’s weapons are decades ahead of competitors.
    Warning: Be cautious if you are a fragile pink

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    Their hypersonic missiles certainly are. The Pentagon has admitted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Their hypersonic missiles certainly are. The Pentagon has admitted it.
    Really?

    Washington: Russia's claim it used a hypersonic missile in Ukraine was a way to reclaim war momentum, but the next-generation weaponry has not proved to be a "game-changer," the Pentagon's chief said Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has written to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to suggest the two countries build closer relations, Pyongyang's state media KCNA reported today.
    Diplomacy is alive in Asia.

    Russia:

    "August 15, 20226:09 AM

    "In a letter to Kim for Korea's liberation day"

    Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations, KCNA reports | Reuters
    South Korea:

    15 Aug, 2022 19:27 HomeWorld News

    South Korea offers North deal to denuclearize

    Seoul has offered “audacious” financial assistance if North Korea agrees to denuclearization of the peninsula

    "South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has marked the anniversary of the peninsula’s liberation from Japanese occupiers in 1945 by offering a massive package of economic assistance to North Korea if the rival nation abandons its nuclear weapons program.“The audacious initiative that I envision will significantly improve North Korea's economy and its people's livelihoods in stages if the North ceases the development of its nuclear program and embarks on a genuine and substantive process for denuclearization,” Yoon said on Monday in his Liberation Day speech.
    The package would include “large-scale” food aid and funding to develop North Korea’s electricity generation and distribution infrastructure, as well as projects to modernize ports and airports to facilitate trade, Yoon said. “We will also help improve North Korea’s agricultural production, provide assistance to modernize its hospitals and medical infrastructure, and carry out initiatives to allow for international investment and financial support.”'


    Continues at:

    South Korea offers North deal to denuclearize — RT World News

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    The Pentagon has admitted it.
    Lying again, sabang . . .


    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Diplomacy is alive in Asia.
    China should try it.

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    Nope, and frankly who cares about you, sulky little boy. Go geddalife.

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    Oh dear PH, you appear to have hurt the snowflake's widdle feewings.

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    Nowhere near as much as Russia has upset the Pentagon snowflakes, who have admitted they are +5 years behind on hypersonic missile technology. No contemporary missile defenses can counter them, and they are accurate as well. Boohoo.

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    Russia has about a dozen of them. Not really a game changer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Oh dear PH, you appear to have hurt the snowflake's widdle feewings.
    True . . . he likes lying but doesn't like getting called out on it. He should be used to it by now.




    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Boohoo
    Oh dear

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    The view of Russian SMO Tactics, for our Military "specialists" here on TD.

    In Chinese, so some may need a translator
    In our "Dog House" thread.

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