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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Although Putin may be willing to take greater risks as the military situation in Ukraine deteriorates, he likely knows now that the cumulative effect of his multiple blunders in Ukraine has been to jeopardize the stability of his regime and the Russian Federation itself.

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I am still concerned about how far a cornered Pres Putin will go.

Putin fires deputy defence chief amid supply failures
www.bbc.com

...Gen Dmitry Bulgakov, a deputy defence minister, was removed from his role on Saturday, the defence ministry said on Telegram.

The ministry said the 67-year old was "released" to transfer into a new role.

He will be replaced by Col Gen Mikhail Mizintsev, who managed Moscow's brutal siege at the port city of Mariupol....

Gen Mizintsev, who was dubbed "the Butcher of Mariupol" by many Ukrainians, also led Russian forces in Syria and was accused of orchestrating a brutal bombing campaign that levelled the city of Aleppo.

The UK foreign office said he had used "reprehensible tactics" and committed "atrocities" in both the Ukrainian and Syrian conflicts when announcing sanctions against the 60-year old in March.

Mr Putin's personnel changes come amid reports that the Russian leader has taken personal charge of the war effort and has started issuing orders to generals in Ukraine himself. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-28 02:16 PM | Reply

I am still concerned about how far a cornered Pres Putin will go.

I'm more concerned about an illegitimate U.S. Regime blowing up subsea infrastructure full of hydrocarbons.

#2 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-28 02:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

I guess Nord 2 Truthers are a thing now.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-28 02:36 PM | Reply

www.forbes.com

#4 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-28 02:39 PM | Reply

@#4

I read the opinion piece your comment cites. Like all the other articles I've read on the topic, it indicated no one knows who sabotaged the pipelines.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-28 02:52 PM | Reply

@#3 ... I guess Nord 2 Truthers are a thing now. ...

Why not? If the alias believes "an illegitimate U.S. Regime" it would be easy to get the alias to swallow anything.


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-28 02:54 PM | Reply

Consider the source. In this case, a 280lb pile of dog feces.

#7 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-09-28 03:28 PM | Reply

Russia doesn't have any nukes left they were all sold off in the 2000s to pay for the General's vodka habit.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-28 03:50 PM | Reply

Russia doesn't have any nukes left they were all sold off in the 2000s to pay for the General's vodka habit.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-28 03:50 PM | Reply

I'm more concerned about an illegitimate U.S. Regime blowing up subsea infrastructure full of hydrocarbons.

#2 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-28 02:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

That is 2000% of the RDA of stupid in any given sentence according to the USDA.

Putin has had his ass kicked thoroughly yet again by a much smaller opponent. The myth of the elite Russian fighting force is just that....a myth.

Can't wait until these 300,000 draftees at gunpoint start showing up on the battlefield. I doubt it will get any better.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-09-29 11:58 AM | Reply

Russian Railway Executive Found Shot to Death on His Balcony

Pavel Pchelnikov, 52, was the director of communications at Digital Logistics, a subsidiary of Russian Railways.

His body was found at 6.30 a.m. local time on Wednesday on the balcony of his apartment in central Moscow, local newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reported.

Police are investigating the death with Russian media reporting that the nature of his injuries suggested that he had committed suicide without specifying further.

However, the website Top Cargo 200, which uses open source intelligence to track and publicize the deaths of senior Russian officers in their war in Ukraine, said Pchelnikov had been killed by a gunshot. Top Cargo 200 said that Digital Logistics was reportedly being blamed for failing to protect the infrastructure of the Russian Railway network from hackers based in Ukraine, leading to delays in critical supplies getting to Russian troops.

The Russian website Starhit.ru reported how the previous month, Pchelnikov had been on vacation from where he shared images, saying that "what prompted the man to take a desperate step remains a mystery."

www.newsweek.com

Putinitis. Isn't it obvious?

#11 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-09-29 09:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

brief Break fron the Hate

Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia, Polovtsian dances (Svetlanov)

www.youtube.com

Fun facts-
Alexander Borodin was a chemist and he loved cats, always had cats around when he worked.

#12 | Posted by facthunt at 2022-09-30 05:00 AM | Reply

Police are investigating the death with Russian media reporting that the nature of his injuries suggested that he had committed suicide without specifying further.

He shot himself in the back 15 times.

Just like hundreds of other suicides who fail Putin.

#13 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-09-30 07:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

brief Break fron the Hate [...]#12 | Posted by facthunt

New Russian troll account says what?

#14 | Posted by censored at 2022-09-30 09:37 AM | Reply

#14 | POSTED BY CENSORED

Pretty sure it's just an old poster with a different alias.

#15 | Posted by memyselfini at 2022-09-30 10:03 AM | Reply

Pretty sure it's just an old poster with a different alias. #15 | Posted by memyselfini

Yeah, that's what I figured too. Gonna guess that it's SheepleScheissem. Maybe HeliumRat?

#16 | Posted by censored at 2022-09-30 10:09 AM | Reply

"Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia, Polovtsian dances (Svetlanov)"

Is this what they are going to play on Moscow TV during the upcoming regime change?

#17 | Posted by dibblda at 2022-09-30 10:56 AM | Reply

It's all bluster and no bite.

Putin will never use nukes because he is not brave enough to commit suicide. His huuuge table won't protect him from the radiation or the retaliation that would inevitably occur.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-09-30 11:50 AM | Reply

Putler is going down. And, it is only a matter of time until the FBI grabs Mao Content and Effettposer for either treason or espionage.

#19 | Posted by Wildman62 at 2022-09-30 11:56 AM | Reply

I'm more concerned about an illegitimate U.S. Regime blowing up subsea infrastructure full of hydrocarbons.

#2 | Posted by Mao_Content

Illegitimate? Did putin help elect biden or something?

Why did the murderous tyrant who hates america give so much support to the GOP?

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-09-30 12:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Did putin help elect biden or something?"

No but he did help elect Trumpy. Which is why so many democrats initially objected to trumps election.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-09-30 05:10 PM | Reply

#18

I suspect Putin's threat to use nuclear weapons is limited to tactical nuclear weapons. These are generally low-yield an intended to be used against fielded forces. An airburst would produce little fallout, provided the blast wave didn't touch the ground. The primary effect would be to fry any living thing. The problem is that an airburst isn't going to go much to against armor. They would still need to use a lot of them. A groundbust (or low altitute burtst) would produce a better effect against fielded forces but would create fallout. In the northern hemisphere, winds generally blow from west to east. Which means that a bomb dropped or Kyiv would create a fallout pattern that drifted over the newly "incoporated" territories, as well as much of Russia.

But Russia could probably manage the impact of radioactive fallout. What I doubt they could manage is the fallout when those countries who currently support Russia or remain impartial abandon them. I don't think China has any interest in sacrificing its economic relationship with the west in favor of Putin's territorial ambitions.

#22 | Posted by madbomber at 2022-10-01 05:54 AM | Reply

China and India are only neutral because it allows them to buy gas from Russia on a BIG discount. Drop a nuke and they will drop Russia instantly. With the poor performance of Russian military are you wondering how effective their nukes would be at this point. Putin committed classic mistakes, overrated his capabilities, underrated his enemy, didn't commit enough troops, was too ambitions in his goals, had terrible intelligence (in a country next to his, how?), and has no exit plan. He is hoping to declare victory and end the operation. Not the big baddy everyone has made him out to be from the look at it. Just a run of the mill political hack failing.

#23 | Posted by laj at 2022-10-01 10:31 AM | Reply

Haha! As if this board has attracted any outside users for at least 10 years.
We are 99% hypersocialized sycophants vs sockpuppets. You know it's true.
But still it's cozy somehow, and quaint, as the idea of countering Drudge is moot since he veered far left so long ago. Love you all! It's like thanksgiving dinner, and I'm the drunkest one there, spouting statistics after four bottles of cheap wine. Rcade did a great job of commandeering a popular domain and making a career of it. Mmmm yellow...

Here is a very enjoyable stroll through a walkable part of a beautiful clean space, presented for your enjoyment.

www.youtube.com

#24 | Posted by facthunt at 2022-10-01 06:19 PM | Reply

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