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2022-05-06 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia's Admiral Makarov warship 'on fire after being hit by Ukrainian missile'
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Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-06 08:17|| || Front Page|| [336162 views ]  Top

#1 Release the kraken trolls!
Posted by Procopius2k 2022-05-06 08:39||   2022-05-06 08:39|| Front Page Top

#2 ...And now Admiral Makarov sleeps with the fishes.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2022-05-06 10:03||   2022-05-06 10:03|| Front Page Top

#3 The Mirror: The Heart of Britain

Get the latest news, sport, celebrity gossip, TV, politics and lifestyle from The Mirror. Big stories with a big heart, always with you in mind. I will hold off on this gossip.
Posted by Dale 2022-05-06 10:19||   2022-05-06 10:19|| Front Page Top

#4 Biden will soon claim credit.
Someone send Putin a package of those Biden "I did That" stickers.
Posted by The Walking Unvaxed 2022-05-06 10:21||   2022-05-06 10:21|| Front Page Top

#5 How does this ship compare to the one sleeping with the fishes from a few weeks back?
Posted by Bobby 2022-05-06 10:39||   2022-05-06 10:39|| Front Page Top

Posted by Hope USA will be nuked  2022-05-06 10:40||   2022-05-06 10:40|| Front Page Top

#7 Not massive, Mirror, only 4,000 tons.
Posted by Bobby 2022-05-06 10:49||   2022-05-06 10:49|| Front Page Top

#8 Yeah, small ship. The bigger story is that Russia cannot replace the losses it is taking. It simply doesn't have the industrial capacity even with no corruption. Even if by some miracle Ukraine is defeated, Russia's military strength died there.
Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-06 11:04||   2022-05-06 11:04|| Front Page Top

#9 If the ship was hit, there are a lot of intelligence assets there that could have passed on the intel.

Reconnaissance of allies over Black Sea: US Navy P8 Poseidon AE681B; Turkish Navy ATR C-72-600TMPA MARTI07; RAF RC-135W Rivet Joint RRR7236; USAF RQ4 Global Hawk FORTE11
Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-06 11:06||   2022-05-06 11:06|| Front Page Top

#10 ^ and Ukrainian spy dolphins, don't forget those
Posted by Frank G 2022-05-06 11:10||   2022-05-06 11:10|| Front Page Top

#11 You saying it got hit on porpoise?
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-06 11:20||   2022-05-06 11:20|| Front Page Top

#12 This is starting to sound a bit fishy.
Posted by SteveS 2022-05-06 11:39||   2022-05-06 11:39|| Front Page Top

#13 Holy Mackerel. Don't let the puns Flounder.
Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-06 11:44||   2022-05-06 11:44|| Front Page Top

#14 Don't see how many soles lost.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-06 11:51||   2022-05-06 11:51|| Front Page Top

#15 Ever hear the one about the one armed fisherman?
Posted by Rex Mundi 2022-05-06 12:30||   2022-05-06 12:30|| Front Page Top

#16 Sounds like codswallop to me!
Posted by NoMoreBS 2022-05-06 12:58||   2022-05-06 12:58|| Front Page Top

#17 Andrei... you've lost another... ?
Posted by European Conservative 2022-05-06 13:49||   2022-05-06 13:49|| Front Page Top

#18 This story could be a red herring...
Posted by Nero 2022-05-06 14:23||   2022-05-06 14:23|| Front Page Top

#19 Only thing worse would be General Mills tiktok dancing The Popeye.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-06 15:47||   2022-05-06 15:47|| Front Page Top

#20 Or Darth Lunch, with The Mackerelana.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-06 15:59||   2022-05-06 15:59|| Front Page Top

#21 You people are absolutely a palling! Every single one of you to your rooms — maybe the same room, maybe a bar, I don’t know.

I’ll just quietly sit here giggling…
Posted by trailing wife 2022-05-06 17:50||   2022-05-06 17:50|| Front Page Top

#22 Glad I had nothing to add. I prefer face down on the living room floor on the weekend. My room is too confining.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-06 18:06||   2022-05-06 18:06|| Front Page Top

#23 Peskov says it ain't true.
Posted by badanov 2022-05-06 18:09||   2022-05-06 18:09|| Front Page Top

Another fake news article
Rantburg dailly theme marshaled is to “prove” that Russia is failing in its war with Ukraine is that Russia failed to quickly take Kiev and, in fact, was forced to retreat from Kiev. In addition, the military analysts that populate the cable news channels in the United States insist that the Russians are bogged down and not making the rapid progress they (the Russians) expected.
This is nonsense. I defy anyone to show me one statement by Putin or the Russian General Staff where a specific timeline was established or identified. This is a construct of western military analysts who do not have access to Russia’s military plan and are projecting their own wishful thinking as “evidence” of a flailing Russian military.
Russia is not sitting on its haunches licking its wounds. Rather than send troops against fortified positions, Russia continues to hit targets throughout Ukraine with precision missiles.
“… I am offering an alternative explanation for Russia’s ground strategy. They are under no deadline. They are not going to send their military units into head-on assaults and risk unnecessary casualties. What Russia is doing now on the ground by saying they are raining a curtain of steel.
A summary:
The US and its allies spent 8 years building up the military the Ukraine had at the beginning of Russian military operations in February 2022. This Ukrainin military failed to prevent Russian forces now from shaping the battlefield in Donbas creating the conditions for Ukrainian forces there to be cut off, encircled, and systematically destroyed.
After 8 years – this was the best the US and its allies could do to prepare Ukraine. Despite the urgent (reported) flood of weapons and money into Ukraine now along with remedial training programs – nothing now can be done better or quicker than over the past 8 years – Russia is removing Ukrainian combat capabilities off the battlefield faster than the Ukraine and its allies can replace or regenerate it. Take a look at the Readovka report:
Yandex will give you the best translation.
Another rantburg linked canard needs some debunking.  RT (bless their socks!) had a headline that Putin apologized for Mr.Lavrov’s comments on Jewishness.  And this is being passed around (by our own FUD delivering colleagues) as how bad Mr. Putin is.  Well, here is the readout.  Confirm for yourselves, there is no apology there.
And it would be a good thing to question all the various announcements and pronouncements on new weapons being supplied to the Ukraine.  Frequently the announcement and the presser are done to the applause of the collective west, but the weapons never make it to reach the hohol.
Ukraine is not getting the 40-year old Gepard tanks as it was promised.  Reason, no ammo.  Switzerland makes ammo for these, but they cannot supply to conflict zones.  (Or perhaps, they have none?).
Posted by Lee S. 2022-05-06 18:10||   2022-05-06 18:10|| Front Page Top

#25 Well, I can see you don't have an axe to grind.
Posted by Matt 2022-05-06 18:32||   2022-05-06 18:32|| Front Page Top

#26 How can he when it gets ground down to nothing?
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-06 18:35||   2022-05-06 18:35|| Front Page Top

#27 you are saying it is not floundering off the coast?
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-06 18:40||   2022-05-06 18:40|| Front Page Top

#28 ...If not for the courage of the fearless crew...
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-06 18:46||   2022-05-06 18:46|| Front Page Top

#29 Thanks "Lee S." - totally your name, I'm sure.
Posted by Frank G 2022-05-06 20:19||   2022-05-06 20:19|| Front Page Top

#30 If we are helping with targeting, it would be nice if Biden and his handlers would shut up about it. The rules of our half century proxy wars with Russia and Iran do not include press releases. We ignored the suspiciously blond Korean pilots. That’s the way it should stay unless war with Russia is Joe’s re-election gambit.
Posted by Super Hose 2022-05-06 20:37||   2022-05-06 20:37|| Front Page Top

#31 Precisely one minute before Mr. S’s post, badanov gave us this link, which he and Mr. S can read, but I, I’m afraid, cannot, as my university kept canceling the Intro Russian course for lack of interest. It was 1979-‘80, and the general consensus was that the Cold War was close enough to over that only six of us still were interested, while the university required eight students in order to supply a professor.

Peskov says it ain't true.

I assume that’s Dmitry Sergeyevich Peskov, President Putin’s press secretary.

Posted by trailing wife 2022-05-06 22:10||   2022-05-06 22:10|| Front Page Top

#32 I assume that’s Dmitry Sergeyevich Peskov, President Putin’s press secretary.


He said he's received no information about the sinking of the RFNF Admiral Makarov.

Which could be his way of asking, "Why ask me?"
Posted by badanov 2022-05-06 22:21||   2022-05-06 22:21|| Front Page Top

#33  Fuck Peskov and you. We all know Ukraine is kicking your corrupted Russki ass.

Try raping some 11 year old Russian boys if you need to get off like a pagan male in 2000 BC. Leave the rest of humanity out of your ass sucking culture.
Posted by Omaing Stalag1261 2022-05-06 23:59||   2022-05-06 23:59|| Front Page Top

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