It’s been nearly a month since U.S.-provided High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, had their long-awaited debut in Ukraine, but their combat record is already extensive.
Forgive my depressing take on things so far but I still see no good news out of any of this.He needs a few left for military parades... Only risk for Putin is rebellion in Belarus, I think.
No 300km missiles for Ukraine, but more Himars.
So soon Ukr will have 20 of them.
ps, 299km will do fine.
It's early yet. George Foreman had the initiative for all but the last 20 seconds in Zaire.Forgive my depressing take on things so far but I still see no good news out of any of this.
UKR is still getting slammed 6 months into it, they can't stop losing territory. Worse, RU continues to advance even if it is slowly, and RU shows absolutely no intention to stop their advances after destroying and occupying the Donbas first. They are not stopping at the Donetsk River. Kharkiv, UKR's second biggest city, looks to be their next attrition target. And it's hard to imagine UKR ever taking Kherson back without obliterating that city - and without killing untold numbers of civilians in there in the process. What a f'ing bloodbath.
Yes, it's early. There's a reasonable chance that western military firepower will eventually overwhelm the RU forces but it will take time, those 20 HIMARS are a drop in the bucket but could be a good start. Fingers crossed that Putin or those around him come to a hard realization at some point but we seem far away from that after these first almost-6 months. UKR is getting devastated, the whole thing is terribly one-sided and civilians (who I care most about) are getting their and their family's lives destroyed by the tens of thousands.It's early yet. George Foreman had the initiative for all but the last 20 seconds in Zaire.
I have remarked before about having a touch of 'survivalist' mentality over how serious this could get, cyber included. To relate it to all this, yes I did make the builders include additional access to one of the chimneys for another woodstove plus dry storage for chopped wood. Overreaction? Maybe, but when the power goes out around here for even a few hours it's a shocking thing for most folks since it's such a rarity. Utilities in the States have been cyber-impacted by RU cells, even before we started ramping up weaponry in response to this freakin' war to the tune of $B's.Really? You're sure about that? You'd bet your NWP place in the sun?
it's a good bluff because no one wants to go all in when there is only one possible outcomeReally? You're sure about that? You'd bet your NWP place in the sun?
To the much more serious: Obviously we can't be sure but strategically it makes little to no sense for P to do anything nuclear. It would poison for forever even the territory he had occupied.
1 day after the agreement to allow grain shipments (including ports loading them), Russia fires missiles at Odessa port.
The ban on targeting ports is probably why Russia wanted this deal- so UKR wouldn't target warships in Sevastopol