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-Great Cultural Revolution
Pittsburgh music...
Because me and Beavis went all Pittsburgh yesterday. And don't even say 'Joe Grushecky'..

Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/29/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice!
Posted by: Beavis || 06/29/2022 17:37 Comments || Top||

Said two .45s would do the trick and pay the bill...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/29/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Piece of sh.t pictures of album covers.
Posted by: Betty Creregum5202 || 06/29/2022 16:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Western decadence at its finest.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/29/2022 17:42 Comments || Top||

Chili Mac - The best MRE
[Sandboxx] Everyone that’s worn a uniform knows Chili-Mac is the best MRE in the military, but you might be surprised to know that its history dates all the way back to the turn of the 20th century.

Soft, floury elbow noodles smothered in tomato sauce and ground beef goodness. It’s an entree that has graced American tables for over a century. While a childhood mainstay for many of us whose mothers’ idea of gourmet cooking was informed by casserole culture and Hamburger Helper recipe books, it is perhaps a dish most popular among U.S. service members.

Added to the Meals-Ready-to-Eat menu in 1995, this staple has developed something of a cult following over the years. But where, you might wonder, did it originate?

In 1914, goulash entered the annals of American cuisine, believed to be a slum-food whose origins lie in Hungary.

Early military iterations of the meat-and-sauce-over-pasta-dish go as far back as 1916, under the moniker of "American Chop Suey" — a bastardization of a Chinese dish that typically consists of rice, meat, vegetables and a thick cornstarch sauce. In that year, the 1916 Manual for Army Cooks featured a dish called Chop Suey Stew. The 1932 Navy cookbook also featured a version of the soupy delight.

As the years passed, the dish changed. The original recipe was desired for its cheapness and flexibility, and it could be made simply with elbow macaroni, onions and beef and a hearty tomato sauce. But the rest is up to the chef. In addition to including any vegetables you can muster, the mac can also be served instead over ziti, rigatoni or bowtie pasta.

There is also a rumor that the dish as we know it entered the zeitgeist when a small restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, served a casserole that put chili-mac on the map.

Italian immigrant Teresa Marzetti purportedly opened a series of restaurants between 1919 and 1940, with the third and final one landing on Broad Street. One of her most prized dishes, which was named for Marzetti’s brother-in-law, became known as a pasta dish called "Johnny Marzetti."

Others, however, believe chili-mac is tied to Cincinnati Chili, which, while also originating in Ohio, has its roots not in Italy, but Greece. Slavic-Macedonian brothers, John and Tom Kiradjieff, immigrated to Ohio in 1921 and began selling a hotdog topper called saltsa kima. A greek bolognese sauce, the saltsa kima became the basis for what would eventually be dumped over pasta to create Cincinatti Chili.

There’s no doubt that Cincinnati’s dish is what put chili on the map, not Johnny Marzetti. But other states have tried to lay claim to the stewed topping, including Texas and California.

However, the proof is in the menu as to where the moniker for everyone’s most beloved MRE derived: The Kirajleff’s restaurant, the Empress, began serving chili on top of spaghetti, calling it "chili mac" in 1922, according to Dann Woellert, author of "The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili."

The rest is delicious, beefy, pocket-heatable history.

Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/29/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Can't beat shit-on-a-shingle.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/29/2022 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^^ facts
Posted by: Chris || 06/29/2022 0:35 Comments || Top||

#3  ...You misspelled 'scalloped potatoes and ham'.

Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 06/29/2022 6:21 Comments || Top||

#4  We all know Pork Patty was the MRE to rule them all. No other MRE was so venerated that the receivers would happily bribe others to enjoy it's mighty blessing.

Sadly my Pork Patty MREs were always secretly replaced by ham slice or diced turkey with gravy (breakfast of champions) during my years in ROTC.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/29/2022 7:18 Comments || Top||


Anything was better than the C-Rations Farts and Barfs.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/29/2022 7:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Wasn't available when I was in. Just avoid the Chicken-a-la-puke and the Corned beef trash MREs. They were disgusting. Not as bad as the Frankfurters though.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/29/2022 9:26 Comments || Top||

Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/29/2022 9:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Ah, Pork Patty. A Marine told me that in Desert Storm they threw a 'mystery meat patty' to a starving Saudi dog and it proceeded to bury it. Religious sentiment, obviously.
Posted by: magpie || 06/29/2022 9:32 Comments || Top||

#9  I thought dogs were haram.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/29/2022 9:38 Comments || Top||

#10  Not for the MREs made in China.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/29/2022 23:38 Comments || Top||

Lazy Amazon Workers Demand a Work Stoppage Because They're So Shaken by Abortion Ruling
The recent trend is to fire such people. We’ll see if whatsisname goes for good management or Progressive politics.
[Townhall] What kind of weak sauce nonsense is this? The default position for liberals in America whenever they get upset is getting beyond tiring. They all want to either stop working or studying. There cannot be any finals. We're upset. We can't work. So, are we shocked that Amazon employees demanded a work stoppage over the Dobbs ruling? Oh, and they wanted the company to cease all business in red states. Jeff Bezos is no conservative, but he's also a dude who likes making money. And this is why he's at the helm of Amazon and these workers are not. They're obviously die-hard followers of the business school that isn't focused on making money (via Fox Business):

A group of pro-abortion Amazon employees filed a public letter to the company Tuesday in which they demanded the online retailer cease any and all business in pro-life states, according to reports.

The letter, first leaked via Twitter account Libs of TikTok, was addressed to "Amazon leadership" and requested the retail giant aggressively rebuke the Supreme Court's decision.

"We, the undersigned, come to you today to request immediate and decisive action against the threat to our basic human rights with the overturning of Roe v. Wade," the letter began. "As part of Amazon's wide-reaching efforts toward a more inclusive and diverse workforce, we believe that Amazon cannot let this recent decision go unanswered. We ask Amazon, the world's best employer, to actively defend against this assault on our liberty."

Most notably, the letter demanded Amazon cease conducting business in states that have or intend to pass laws limiting or outlawing abortion.

We'll see what happens. I doubt anything will happen. If anything does, it'll be that these workers would be fired for misuse of company time and resources. Elon Musk's SpaceX employees demanded he cave to their demands not so long ago. He fired all of them. I don't think Bezos will do that. He's too busy. He'll let these clowns have their moment, and then it's time to get back to work.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/29/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

#1  These are the people the Left is going to fight a civil war with?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/29/2022 7:24 Comments || Top||

To all the USA childish business workers.

You are being paid to do a specific task/job. So do it or quit.

Your employer should be BUSINESS focused, not a POLITICALLY RUN SOCIAL CLUB. At least that's what its Investors want.

Understand, your employer is not there to wipe your mentally hurt A$$.

Because, when ANY business starts playing Politics / Social Justice Champion, it tends to lose 40%-60% of it customer base.

Why? Simply because purchasing their product or services is then the same as supporting the latest wild A$$ News-Speak narrative.

Massive Loss of Revenue quickly leads to Worker Bee staffing cuts.

So do your job, quit or get laid off.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/29/2022 7:40 Comments || Top||

#3  They can sit home and feel bad while ROBOTS do their jobs.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/29/2022 8:12 Comments || Top||

#4  ...The best part here is that Jeff Bezos may be as liberal as it gets...but when it comes to his paycheck, he's as conservative as John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Cornelius Vanderbilt all rolled into one.

My guess is that these folks will be told very quietly to sit down and shut up or ignored...and if they don't, then there will be a very Musk-like termination, pour encourager les autres.

Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 06/29/2022 10:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Drop the taco.

So the stronker than men feminists have something not even concerning them not go their way, and overnight they are so jiggly tits they can't handle life?

Domo Arigato.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/29/2022 10:48 Comments || Top||

#6  These people prove to me we need 93rd trimester abortions.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/29/2022 12:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Here's a good one:

Woke companies are paying for abortions so the worker doesn't miss work.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/29/2022 13:01 Comments || Top||

#8  Your employer should be BUSINESS focused, not a POLITICALLY RUN SOCIAL CLUB. At least that's what its Investors want.

Unfortunately, these days it seems that is not what ALL investors want.

Carney: Larry Fink’s Blackrock Doubles Down on Woke Capitalism
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/29/2022 13:17 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Satan Press Conference Following SCOTUS ruling on Roe
[Babylon Bee]
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/29/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:


Thank-you Lord Garth for the early morning smile.

IF a person just played the audio, I could see MSM using many news-bites as coming from a WH press briefing on R vs W.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/29/2022 7:14 Comments || Top||

#2  That is great.

"It's kale flavor." and keeps on truckin'.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/29/2022 13:41 Comments || Top||

#3  As significant as the gun control and abortion decisions are, to me the big enchilada is tomorrow, when the Court is expected to rule in West Virginia vs. EPA, which gives the Court the opportunity to castrate the administrative state. Double-Maximum Vapors if that happens.
Posted by: Matt || 06/29/2022 14:34 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Absolutely. No rule by unelected bureaucrats
Posted by: Frank G || 06/29/2022 15:09 Comments || Top||

#5  I doubt Justice Thomas is affected by this stuff, but on the whole it is not a great idea for the left to be running around saying "Eff Clarence Thomas" while the WV vs EPA case is still pending. Sort of like: "The judge in my criminal case doesn't have the guts to give me a long sentence." "Oh yeah? 20 years gutsy enough for you?"
Posted by: Matt || 06/29/2022 15:52 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
The Astonishing Implications of Schedule F
[BrownstoneInstitute] Following the lockdowns of mid-March 2020, Trump became increasingly frustrated with the CDC and Anthony Fauci in particular. Trump was profoundly aware that he had no power to fire the man, despite his epicly terrible role in prolonging Covid lockdowns long after Trump wanted to open up to save the American economy and society.

Trump's next step was radical and brilliant: the creation of a new category of federal employment. It was called Schedule F.

Employees of the federal government classified as Schedule F would have been subject to control by the elected president and other representatives. Who are they? They are those who met the following criteria:

  • Positions of a confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character not normally subject to change as a result of a Presidential transition shall be listed in Schedule F. In appointing an individual to a position in Schedule F, each agency shall follow the principle of veteran preference as far as administratively feasible.

  • Schedule F employees would be fired. "You're fired" was the slogan that made Trump TV famous. With this order, he would be in a position to do the same to the federal bureaucracy. The order further demanded a thorough review throughout the government.

  • Each head of an executive agency (as defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code, but excluding the Government Accountability Office) shall conduct, within 90 days of the date of this order, a preliminary review of agency positions covered by subchapter II of chapter 75 of title 5, United States Code, and shall conduct a complete review of such positions within 210 days of the date of this order.

    The Washington Post in an editorial expressed absolute shock and alarm at the implications:

    The directive from the White House, issued late Wednesday, sounds technical: creating a new "Schedule F" within the "excepted service" of the federal government for employees in policymaking roles, and directing agencies to determine who qualifies. Its implications, however, are profound and alarming. It gives those in power the authority to fire more or less at will as many as tens of thousands of workers currently in the competitive civil service, from managers to lawyers to economists to, yes, scientists. This weeks order is a major salvo in the Presidents onslaught against the cadre of dedicated civil servants whom he calls the "deep state" and who are really the greatest strength of the U.S. government.
    Yes, but a presidential executive order written two weeks before he lost the election — even if the loss was the result of massive cheating by the declared winner — is an order that will be quickly reversed by the next president’s EO. Something for the next Republican president to do in the first days in office, or for the Republican-controlled Congress to pass into law.
  • Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 06/29/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  The Real Deep State.
    Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 06/29/2022 0:34 Comments || Top||

    #2  Article a little to heady for rantburg readers. If they can finish it.
    Posted by: Ebbuger Whuque4103 || 06/29/2022 13:03 Comments || Top||

    #3  One of the true motivations behind the organized resistance to Trump. Nothing tops rice bowl issues in government service since far too many know they have locked in the sweet ride they can't get on the outside.
    Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/29/2022 13:19 Comments || Top||

    #4  Schedule F sounds like a good idea. If the left wasn't embedded in deep like ticks they'd realize it.
    Posted by: ruprecht || 06/29/2022 15:23 Comments || Top||

    #5  there are about 5000-7000 Schedule C positions in the Federal govt executive branch. They are exempt from civil service hiring regulations and serve 'at will'

    Fewer than a hundred were fired during the Trump Admin. and some positions were left unfilled during most of the Trump Admin.

    The people who report to the political appointees are typically skillful flatterers who would survive almost any change in govt. They are subject to reassignment but not firing. I doubt the Schedule F idea would have made much of difference.

    Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/29/2022 17:24 Comments || Top||

    Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
    There was data on the specific places of arrival of missiles in Kremenchug UPDATE: CCTV footage
    Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

    Commentary by Russian military blogger Andrey Chervonets

    Click on the link to see the graphics which support Chervonets' arguments.

    There was a video from the cameras at the Garyachka pond near the Kremenchug KredMASH plant.

    Thanks to the Ukrainian TG channels, which published a video confirming that there was no substantive attack on the Amstor shopping center in Kremenchug.

    The posted footage from CCTV cameras (3 videos) shows an explosion right behind the pond, just where the workshops are located.

    This is the first rocket, but there were two of them.

    Official Kyiv continued to falsely insist that the second rocket hit the shopping center directly.

    At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine cordoned off the place of the incident and strictly suppressed any attempts to photograph the point of the second strike. But the pictures still got on the network.

    By bending the rails and the gantry crane, you can very accurately determine the location of the shooting - along the railway tracks separating the plant (left) and the shopping center (right). The photo clearly shows that the debris and debris lie from the side of the plant, on the left. The grass near the fence also burned out on the left side. This clearly indicates that the center of the explosion was located to the left of the tracks, on the territory of the plant.

    According to the geolocation of the wreckage, it is possible to accurately determine the place of impact - this is the main railway entrance to the plant and the unloading area. The zone is strategically important for the possibility of receiving military equipment.

    Thus, both hits fell on the plant. Subsequent explosions provoked the spread of burning elements and a fire in the shopping center, which worked quietly despite air raids.

    Update from the Daily Mail at 1:30 p.m. ET courtesy of Skidmark:
    [UPDATE]Terrifying new video captures moment Russian AS-4 missile slams into Ukrainian mall killing 18, debunking Kremlin claims that a blaze accidentally spread from a 'weapons store' targeted nearby

    • New CCTV footage reveals the moment Russian missile slammed into Ukrainian shopping mall in Kremenchuk

    • Video shows AS-4 anti-ship missile striking Amstor mall shortly before 4pm local time, causing large blast

    • Footage directly contradicts Russia's claim the mall burned down after it hit a nearby train station and factory

    • At least 18 people died and 59 were hurt in the attack, with another 21 missing - many of them presumed dead
    Posted by: badanov || 06/29/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  The Russian authorities and state-controlled media have issued a number of contradictory statements about the attack.

    Here is the BBC fact check on the story.
    Posted by: Bernardz || 06/29/2022 5:21 Comments || Top||

    #2  Note the fact check doesn't dispute the fact that the industrial plant was the target.
    Posted by: badanov || 06/29/2022 5:58 Comments || Top||

    #3  BBC fact check [sic]. Yeah, right.
    Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/29/2022 6:45 Comments || Top||

    #4  How is it that the idiots that always run from their low level Pentagone desks to the press don't seem to have access to SBIRS data?

    I'm quite glad they don't...
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/29/2022 6:52 Comments || Top||

    #5  BBC about as credible as CBS.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/29/2022 13:21 Comments || Top||

    #6  Never going to convince me the adjacent industrial plant was not the intended target.
    Posted by: badanov || 06/29/2022 14:38 Comments || Top||

    About the tactics of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
    Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited

    Commentary by S. Shilov, presumably affiliated with South Wind AKA Rybar.

    [ColonelCassad] What else can be said about the tactics of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They are trying to protect the personnel units by putting up barriers of reservists in plantings along the roads, among the inhabitants.

    As familiar scouts said, during the assault on the next village, such a barrier missed the "armor", but when the infantry went, they opened fire on it from small arms literally from every window of the inhabitant. The infantry had to roll back, and subsequently the artillery literally burned that square. Those few from the "barrier" who survived, threw down their weapons and tried to leave, having changed into a "citizen". This was later told by the captured scouts themselves. They had no option to retreat from their positions - they would simply be shot by their own.

    I remember something similar in Syria on campaigns against ISIS and al-Nusra. Whether it was an advance in the desert or a battle for some inhabitant, after the assault, government forces always expected the appearance of a "jihad-mobile" with a suicide bomber at the wheel. Often such a vehicle was camouflaged in advance, sometimes letting the troops go forward, and sometimes the Arab "kamikaze" tried to swoop into the area of ​​​​an unattached unit.

    And, unfortunately, not always the death could meet the exposed ATGM or tank. I lost several of my friends because of such attacks. The terrorists conducted reconnaissance from a drone and corrected the route of the infernal machine, simultaneously filming all this for their propaganda stories. There, in the east, their own "cult of death" was created. Those who prepared especially in "ISIS" (banned in the Russian Federation).

    Most of the suicide bombers, according to my observations, I remember with them. especially in "ISIS." Most of the suicide bombers, according to my observations, I remember with them.

    In Ukraine, of course, the scale and specifics are different. Here, instead of the "jihad-mobile", artillery inflicts damage on the attackers, and they try to tie them down with "live meat". But the task is absolutely identical in its essence. Yes, and brainwashing as religious fanatics is not necessary. If a bitter hangover sets in after a cocktail of Ukrainian propaganda, the fear of being shot by a "blockade detachment" simply acts.

    S. Shilov
    Posted by: badanov || 06/29/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336067 views] Top|| File under:

    On the strategic reserve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the real goals of the war
    Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

    Commentary by Russian military journalist Boris Rozhin

    [ColonelCassad] On the South Wind channel @south0wind, the authors spoke (https://t.me/south0wind/2750) about the training of strategic reserve brigades from among the mobilized citizens of Ukraine in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    But we have questions about the effectiveness of these compounds.

    ▪️Of course, it will be possible to form and staff reserve brigades: it is not in vain that specially trained teams round up men aged 18 to 60 throughout Ukraine.

    But it's not the Middle Ages now. It is not enough just to catch the peasants, give them pikes and halberds, put hired cavalry behind them so that the peasants do not run away, and drive the army against the enemy. This tactic has never been justified - in the realities of the XXI century and even more so.

    ▪️The example of the untrained and unmotivated units of the territorial defense thrown to the front line clearly shows what the future holds for such brigades.

    As soon as the territorial defense units are separated from the detachments, a mass flight from positions begins, dressing in civilian clothes and surrendering. Forcibly mobilized residents of Western Ukrainian villages and cities do not want to die either for the Donbass or for Great Ukraine.

    ▪️Weakly motivated infantry is not the biggest problem of the strategic reserve brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    Modern warfare is a technology war. The use of military equipment requires training and practice, maintaining the equipment in a combat-ready state - a serious organization and a full-fledged logistics system. Basic training of an artilleryman or a driver takes at least six months. And this is true even for outdated Soviet equipment, not to mention high-tech Western weapons.

    ▪️What brigades can be quickly prepared by the Armed Forces of Ukraine by August?

    Let's try to imagine the appearance of a typical armored personnel carrier as part of a new brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by the fall.

    • several companies from the victims of recruitment;

    • a pair of platoons of nationalists, performing the functions of a convoy of recruits and a detachment on the battlefield;

    • poorly trained mechanized and artillery groups;

    • the motley equipment in service, mainly from the former countries of the Warsaw Pact, produced in the 70s - 80s;

    • lack of a normal full-featured rembat;

    • platoon of foreign mercenaries to control nationalists and guard NATO military specialists who exercise real control over the military unit.

    How many such brigades can fight? No.

    For the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the situation at the front will develop as it is now, only worse. Motivated regular military personnel and Ukrainian nationalists with combat experience will be destroyed in the Donbass by that time.

    No matter how strange it may sound, the main military goal of the West in this war is to inflict maximum damage on the enemy, to destroy as many Russians as possible both by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

    It is in this case that the method of warfare chosen by the Armed Forces of Ukraine becomes clear: capturing and sending the inhabitants of Ukraine under escort for disposal. They will die themselves and as a bonus, at least in a ratio of 1 to 10, they will take with them the fighters of the RF Armed Forces.

    And the enemy for NATO troops is not only the RF Armed Forces, but also Ukraine - as a potential resource of the enemy, which cannot be mastered on its own and therefore must be destroyed.

    It is not the brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine recruited for the mobilization of the Armed Forces that should be feared, but the prolongation of the war.

    Posted by: badanov || 06/29/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Basic training of an artilleryman or a driver takes at least six months.

    Artilleryman training takes a long time because everything has to be repeated three times very loudly.
    Posted by: SteveS || 06/29/2022 8:05 Comments || Top||

    #2  "Here, have some M777s."

    "Eh? No speakin Americanese."
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/29/2022 12:35 Comments || Top||

    Armed Forces of Ukraine began to withdraw from Lisichansk
    Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

    Commentary by Russian military journalist Boris Rozhin

    [ColonelCassad] Ambassador of the LPR in Russia Miroshnik reports on the significant progress of our troops in the liberation of Lisichansk:

    The assault groups of the allied forces of Russia and the LPR have already passed about a third of the length of Lisichansk and are conducting small-arms close battles in the area of ​​​​the Shakhtyor stadium.

    Moving west.

    On the north side of Lisichansk, near the settlement Shepilovo and Privolye, the allied forces crossed the Seversky-Donets and entrenched themselves on the right side of the river, where they are equipping bridgeheads for a further attack on the city.

    Today, fighting has already been going on inside the village of Maloryazantsevo, and inside Verkhnekamenka. From the eastern side, the allied forces also entered the territory of the Linik refinery and continue to squeeze out the militants from the territory of the enterprise.

    Ukrainian units are still at the refinery. Today they are from the territory of the so-called. "pits" - this is the repair shop of the refinery, they opened fire from cannon artillery and MLRS at Lisichansk. The consequences of the shelling - multiple damage to residential buildings, broken windows that overlook the refinery.

    Such a rate of advance hints that the enemy is not preparing all-round defense in Lisichansk (like Mariupol), but is already actively pulling troops to Seversk in order to reduce the expected losses. In view of this, the liberation of Lisichansk already this week looks more than likely.

    Miroshnik also reports that part of the APU grouping from Lysichansk has ALREADY begun to withdraw.

    Groups of militants leave Lisichansk and try to break through to Seversk, where their concentration is observed.

    Local residents report that they are witnessing the beginning of the withdrawal of Ukrainian armed formations from Lysichansk. Yesterday they tried to pass through Verkhnekamenka towards Seversk, but under the blows of the allied artillery and the Russian Aerospace Forces, they lost several columns.

    The following attempts to break through were made by militant units through Belogorovka. The results of the attempts will be known tomorrow.
    The reserve units of the VFU are being withdrawn and are trying to find escape routes from Novodruzhevka, Privolye, and Shepilovo. All of them depart towards Seversk. There, in Seversk, according to eyewitnesses, Ukrainian troops are being pulled up from Kramatorsk and the Slavic direction. According to sources immersed in the events on the other side, up to 5-7,000 Ukrainian armed units can be brought to Seversk.

    Events are clearly accelerating.

    The fact that they would try to withdraw through Belogorovka was obvious after the occupation of Volcheyarovka by our troops (its quick capture is really of operational importance).

    Well, after ours got hooked on Verkhnekamenka, the Armed Forces of Ukraine had no choice at all - they had to break through in the conditions of fire destruction of the retreating columns. The quite understandable task of our troops is to make this withdrawal as costly as possible for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    From Russian military journalist Andrey Chervonets:
    Not everyone likes the cauldron

    Several columns of the Ukrainian military tried to leave the Lisichansk area last night, but were partially destroyed

    "Now a whole series of columns left Lisichansk, from the suburbs, over the last night, a certain part of them was destroyed, that is, data were transmitted on them, the Aerospace Forces or artillery worked on them, and some of them were destroyed on the march," the ambassador said. Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) in Russia, Rodion Miroshnik.

    To date, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the NM of the LPR have liberated 30% of Lisichansk

    "At the moment, hostilities are taking place in the area of ​​the Shakhtar stadium. This is a fairly long territory that runs along the Seversky Donets. Our units have already passed part of the industrial zone - and now contact shooting battles are going on in the area where the stadium is located. It can be stated," Miroshnik said.

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    #1  Curse you, badanov. I had weaned myself off of the Combined Fleet website, but now you've gone and done it.
    Posted by: Matt || 06/29/2022 12:25 Comments || Top||

    #2  The Japanese thought they had God, in the person of their Emperor, on their side. It's always comforting to know going into battle that the Supreme Being has your back.
    Posted by: jpal || 06/29/2022 15:13 Comments || Top||

    #3  but now you've gone and done it.

    The subject matter is fascinating to me.
    Posted by: badanov || 06/29/2022 18:23 Comments || Top||

    #4  ^ I thought you were more an Imperial Army kind of guy?
    Posted by: Matt || 06/29/2022 18:45 Comments || Top||

    #5  /\ He is.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 06/29/2022 18:48 Comments || Top||

    #6  LOL
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