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Russia in a strategic impasse

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Russia in a strategic impasse

Many historians and political scientists are trying to find analogies between a military operation and historical past events. For example, someone compares the current military conflict with the Crimean War, someone with the First World War, someone with the Winter War. In the author's opinion, with some reservations, it can be argued that Russia found itself in the position of the German Empire in the First World War.


The Second Reich entered the war with one single, rather weak militarily ally (the Austro-Hungarian Empire). The decisive offensive of the Germans at the first stage ended in failure and developed into a long positional war. For quite a long time, the Chief of the German General Staff, Erich von Falkenhain, considered this war to be quite successful, believed that the Germans "grind the enemy", and that it is possible to successfully wage war"limited goals with a determined goal". Subsequently, when it turned out that the huge losses of the German army turned out to be meaningless, he was removed from his post, but the strategic situation for Germany, which opposed the whole world, did not change much for the better. You can read about all this and how Germany eventually came to defeat in my article. "The fall into the deepest abyss": the collapse of the Second Reich and the democratization of Germany under the supervision of the Entente countries".

I believe that readers will see analogies with those events - we see that the situation on the fronts can be characterized by the title of Remarque's novel All Quiet on the Western Front, we also hear opinions that Russian troops are successfully "grinding" the Ukrainian army. The international situation, where Russia had no allies except Belarus, is also very reminiscent of the events of those years. But the main problem that Russia is facing is the lack of a clear strategic plan and vision of the future, which is so necessary in the current situation.

In this article, we will try to answer the questions - what should Russia do to get out of the strategic impasse, and why the lack of a strategy can lead to a deplorable outcome?

Strategic defense is a path that does not lead to victory


The transition to strategic defense is a decision, on the one hand, caused by objective reasons (at the moment the RF Armed Forces lack the ability to conduct large-scale offensive operations), on the other hand, it is a path leading nowhere. For the simple reason that it is impossible to achieve victory by waging war on the defensive. Since I cited the Second Reich in the First World War as a historical analogy with the current situation (the same analogies were previously made by FSB colonel in the reserve Igor Strelkov), then as a comparison with the current situation, I will quote Erich von Falkenhain from his memoirs “The High Command 1914 -1916 in his most important decisions.

“France, in her tensions, has reached the limits of what is already barely endurable, however, with admirable self-sacrifice. If it can be clearly shown to its people that they have nothing more to rely on militarily, then the limit will be crossed, the best sword will be knocked out of the hands of England. This does not require a dubious and superior means of mass breakthrough. And with limited forces, apparently, enough can be done for this purpose.

As we know, attempts to convince the French of the futility of continuing the war ended in complete failure, and after the senseless Verdun meat grinder, Falkengine was removed from his post, and Paul von Hindenburg took his place. What is most interesting is that even after the war, which the German Empire, as you know, lost, Falkenhayn was sure that he was doing the right thing, which he wrote about in his memoirs.

“The transition to positional warfare did not take place by a voluntary decision of the General Staff, but under the severe pressure of necessity. However, it soon became clear that such a method of waging war, if applied alternately with strong, well-prepared strikes against individual parts of the enemy, was the only one with the use of which one could count on a favorable outcome of the war, taking into account the position of the Central Powers in which they hit. Only the transition to positional warfare made it possible to make full use of internal communication lines, and, consequently, to acquire freedom of action to strike with sufficient forces at the place where it was necessary to achieve a solution.

That is, the former chief of the German General Staff did not admit the fallacy of his strategy, but firmly believed that he made the right decisions.

“No matter how regrettable the German victims were, it was clear that they were brought for a good deed promising great prospects. Operations developed in the spirit of the intentions underlying their course. Of course, there were also crises at times, for example, when the enemy began to give way in the midst of hesitation and the question had to be decided whether to increase pressure at the same point or change the place of the blow; or, if it was necessary to repel heavy attacks; or, finally, if you had to decide to make big sacrifices to improve your own situation.

- this is how the German commander described the battle of Verdun.

In general, it can be stated that the Russian command, after the failure of the first stage of the war, that is, the campaign against Kiev, used the Falkengine tactics - Ukrainian fortified areas near Donetsk, such as Avdiivka, Vuhledar, Peski, were stormed with frontal attacks. Sometimes, after long and hard battles, it was possible to achieve a result (Sands), sometimes not (Avdeevka and Vugledar). But in any case, such attacks led to significant and unjustified losses.

Now Russia is building long-term fortified areas along the entire front line - on the one hand, this is right, because without proper defense one can again begin to lose settlements, as in the Kharkov region, on the other hand, achieve a significant result, and even more so victory, by conducting purely defensive fights, as already mentioned above, is impossible. “Grinding” at the front is always a mutual process, and it is extremely dangerous to get hung up on it. A war of attrition is objectively beneficial to Ukraine and the West, because the collective West has more resources and a greater margin of safety than Russia.

Experts who argue that the conflict in Ukraine could last eight years apparently do not really understand that in the long run Russia is objectively weaker than the US and Europe and risks defeat. The conflict in Ukraine must be ended as soon as possible, as the risks for Russia are growing.

An attack on an airfield with strategic aircraft - an experiment to assess the reaction of the Russian leadership?



On December 5, an event took place, the significance of which many underestimated: the attack on the Russian airfields "Dyagilevo" and "Engels" is meant. Despite the fact that this attack, which was carried out by the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the help of drones, did not cause critical damage (although Russian servicemen were killed, and judging by satellite images, at least one strategic bomber was damaged), however, the fact of an attack on the airfield, which housed a strategic aviation, which can be the carrier of a strategic nuclear weapons and is included in the nuclear triad of the Russian Federation, is remarkable in itself.

Why? And because this attack falls under Decree No. 355 “On the Fundamentals of the State Policy of the Russian Federation in the Field of Nuclear Deterrence”, and specifically under Article 19, paragraph “c”:

"the impact of the enemy on critical state or military facilities of the Russian Federation, the failure of which will lead to the disruption of the response of nuclear forces."

In other words, such an attack is a pretext for inflicting a nuclear strike on a state that commits such sabotage. Retired aviation colonel Viktor Alksnis, for example, believes that in this way the United States conducted a full-scale experiment to assess the reaction of the Russian leadership to a strike with conventional weapons on Russian nuclear facilities.

“In my opinion, the United States is behind the strikes on our airfields. It was they who provided Ukraine with all the necessary intelligence information and provided it with the necessary military-technical assistance. For what purpose? For the first time, the United States conducted a full-scale experiment to assess the reaction of the Russian leadership to a strike with conventional weapons on Russian nuclear facilities. Over the past three decades, the United States has been actively developing the “prompt global strike” (eng. Prompt Global Strike) strategy - a military-strategic concept developed at the initiative of the US Department of Defense, which implies a strike with conventional weapons at any point on the planet within 1 hours, by analogy with the first nuclear strike using intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and cruise missiles. The United States expects that in the event of an attack on the enemy's nuclear facilities with conventional means of destruction, the enemy's retaliatory strike with nuclear weapons will not follow. And with the help of Ukraine, this experiment was carried out,”

считает Alksnis.

In general, such attacks indicate not only that no one is afraid of Russia, but also that Ukraine, with the support of the West, is thus probing Russia's reaction to strategically important objects in the deep rear. Such attacks are the result of a series of failures of the Russian Armed Forces during the military operation in Ukraine and the outright toothlessness of the Russian political leadership.

Does this mean that Russia should have used nuclear weapons against Ukraine? Theoretically, the Russian Federation could launch a single strike with a tactical nuclear missile as a response to this incident, but the best response would be the destruction of government buildings in Kyiv. But this was not done due to the fact that the Russian Federation expects to conclude agreements with Ukraine and the West. Be that as it may, further such incidents may be repeated, and consequently, the risks for Russia's security will increase more and more. Moreover, the longer the conflict lasts, the higher the risks will be. Including the risks of a direct military clash with NATO.

Who is to blame and what to do?


Answer the age-old question - who is to blame, and what to do? - quite difficult, given that according to the official version, "everything is going according to plan." And if everything goes according to plan, then, therefore, there are no guilty parties, and no one needs to be punished.

Theoretically, any miscalculation and defeat on the fronts can be explained as part of some kind of "cunning plan": the offensive near Kiev - a kind of "distracting maneuver" (albeit, distracting from whom and from what is not clear), the retreat near Kharkov - a long-planned regrouping of troops, the abandonment of the Russian city of Kherson - a retreat from uncomfortable positions, which, in general, there was no point in holding. In the same way, if Moscow suddenly decides to withdraw troops from Energodar as part of the creation of a “security zone” (so far officials assure that nothing of the kind will happen), this will be explained by the prevention of a nuclear catastrophe or part of a “big behind-the-scenes deal” with the West, which is about to go to agreements on Russian terms.

And if so, then the answer to the question “who is to blame?” obviously no one. And consequently, no one should be responsible for miscalculations and mistakes, because formally there are simply no miscalculations and mistakes. It was all meant to be. And without punishing the perpetrators in this situation, it is very difficult to answer the second part of the question “what to do?”. However, we will try to do it.

At the moment, Russia is in a strategic impasse, from which it will not be easy to get out. To do this, first of all, it is necessary to reverse the situation in Ukraine. How can this be done?

First, as has been repeatedly noted earlier, one of the main problems of the NWO is the lack of a clear strategic goal. This leads, as Igor Strelkov rightly noted recently, to a drop in morale in the troops, where officers do not know the answer to the question “why?”. This goal must be set, an idea is needed that will unite society and answer the question “where is Russia heading?”.

Secondly, strikes on the Ukrainian energy infrastructure, which many consider a panacea, in fact, have practically no effect on the situation on the fronts. Even in the event of a complete blackout in Ukraine (which will not be easy to achieve, given that the West is helping Kiev to restore the energy infrastructure), the Ukrainian army will not be completely without electricity (there are enough generators), and its supply will not stop. Here, again, we can agree with Colonel Strelkov, who expressed the same thoughts. Therefore, it is more logical to focus on strikes against transport infrastructure facilities - bridges and railway junctions.

Thirdly, the question arises - due to what will Russia turn the tide? After all, the Russian army is not only not superior to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which are supplied by the collective West, but is inferior to them in some components (equipment, strategic intelligence, etc.). And here again the question arises of the use of low-yield tactical nuclear charges (not to be confused with strategic nuclear weapons, it should not be used in any case) directly on the line of contact, along the fortified areas of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This scenario carries significant risks, because the use of tactical nuclear weapons, as I have already noted in previous articles, will open Pandora's box.

At the same time, there is an opinion that the only alternative to the use of tactical nuclear weapons is the capitulation of the Russian Federation. For example, this opinion is shared by retired colonel Viktor Alksnis.

“Tactical nuclear weapons are battlefield weapons and are designed not to destroy cities and civilians, but to destroy targets in the tactical and operational depth of the enemy. At the same time, the zone of destruction of tactical nuclear weapons is very limited. So, for example, in the explosion of a tactical nuclear charge with a capacity of one kiloton (the equivalent of a thousand tons of TNT), the blast wave will blow everything in its path within a radius of 200 meters. Within a radius of 400 meters, it can damage buildings. Thermal radiation will spread within a radius of 500 meters. Radioactive contamination of the area will be insignificant. The current situation in Ukraine is such that every day the military-technical support of Ukraine by the United States and its allies will only increase. This will allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine, along with superiority in manpower, to gain superiority in military-technical terms. We do not have to rely on similar assistance. The Russian industry, due to the largest deindustrialization in the world history of the country carried out over the past thirty years, is not able to provide our army with everything necessary. In a few months, it is impossible to restore what was destroyed in thirty years. And therefore, the threat of our military defeat looms on the horizon, ”

Alksnis says.

As I already pointed out in my article,Russia faces battle for Crimea?”, Russia has three scenarios for ending the military conflict - isolation in the format of the DPRK / Iran, becoming a vassal of China, or capitulation with reparations and “repentance”. To implement option number 1, Russia needs to at least not lose in the conflict in Ukraine. And for this, it is necessary to change the approaches to the military operation in Ukraine, correct all the mistakes and punish those responsible for these mistakes, develop a clear strategy and follow it. As Marcus Tullius Cicero said:

"Each person is prone to error, but only a fool is prone to persist in his error."
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  1. antivirus
    antivirus 12 December 2022 06: 11
    +4
    Without a serious and long analysis: the rejection of the primacy of the ball (deals in grain, gas, etc.) will lead to goals that are repugnant to the financiers and all our ministers.
    But clear and concise for ordinary people.
    It is necessary to think on the other wave.
    It can not be.
    Gaidar, Chubais and P. Aven won in 92-everything for the wallet, not for the Victory.
    And people are waiting for clear goals.
    Mountains are turned.
    And NATO will be taken apart brick by brick.
    1. voice of reason
      voice of reason 12 December 2022 11: 53
      -30
      The article is defeatist through and through, the author long and stubbornly pulls an owl on the globe, drawing analogies between the zone war of the WWI period and his own NO WAY justified thesis about a fictitious strategic dead end. Let's look at it from the other side. The Russian Federation has a need to restart relations with the West, including by military means. The Russian Federation has recently strengthened significantly in the economy and in domestic politics, it is time to take its rightful place on the external circuit. The need arose through a military operation. And what did we have by the year 22? The most favorable opportunity for the Russian Federation was not to fight immediately with the entire NATO bloc on an unimaginable front from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, but somehow conduct a military conflict in such a way that either the enemy countries were drawn into it one at a time or did not fight at all, but at the same time "nullified" their own military potential, transferring military equipment to equipment, to someone alone who will only fight with Russia. Such an introduction. Incredible conditions huh? and what do we see now? it could still work. After all, NWO is an incredible jackpot for the Russian Federation to destroy the military potential of NATO, which since the fifties of the twentieth century hung like a sword of Damocles over the USSR, and from which they were shielded by nuclear retaliation, the "dead hand", etc. so destroy it without entering into a large-scale war. I wouldn't even have believed it was possible a year ago, but it is. The cunning and most insidious Byzantine intrigue, and now American howitzers and German tanks enter the battle with untrained and poorly trained Ukrainian crews and crews. We are not at war with the Germans and the French directly this time. But we are defeating them, including by defeating the Ukrainians on the battlefield. How did you manage to check it out? I don’t know, but a golden, diamond operation on the psychological and diplomatic front. And now! The Russian Federation is fighting with the army that it can support and feed, and with those weapons that would otherwise go under the write-off for modernization. And the West is throwing away resources and ammunition for which there is no replacement yet. This is not a strategic impasse, this is a brilliant move. And about the three results of completing the NWO, I did not see the option with the victory of Russia there, and therefore I consider the analysis in the article incomplete and therefore useless, and the author is a defeatist imposing decadent moods!
      1. skeptick2
        skeptick2 12 December 2022 12: 37
        +22
        Quote: voice of reason
        gold, diamond operation on the psychological and diplomatic front

        But is it okay that in response to the gold, diamond operation on the psychological and diplomatic front against Russia, an international political coalition was instantly created? How was the anti-Hitler one? Is this, in your understanding, Russia's victory on the diplomatic front? "Brilliant move"? The only ally (very dubious) - Belarus - is it an outstanding golden, brilliant result of all the latest efforts of Russia in the political and diplomatic field? Is this something to be proud of?
        Next.
        Quote: voice of reason
        The Russian Federation is fighting with the army that it can support and feed

        The whole point is fighting. Are there any recent successes? The victory was marked absolutely clearly and can we indicate its date? Or is it a little different? More precisely, is it really bad if the only strategic goal for today is the capture of Bakhmut and Avdiivka? And on the other sectors of the front, the task is to at least keep it, this front?
        Quote: voice of reason
        And the West is throwing away resources and ammunition for which there is no replacement yet

        And Russia, therefore, does not deplete its resources? She will reimburse them with her insignificant 2% of world GDP - just spit? And the poor West with its most powerful economy is no longer able to do this? Nu-nu...
        Quote: voice of reason
        I did not see the option with the victory of Russia there

        And you don’t see the option of a Russian victory for the simple reason that it doesn’t exist. For the very concept of "Russia's victory" does not exist at the moment. What should be included in this meaning? Denazification of all Ukraine? Even our media have already safely forgotten about this. Demilitarization? Funny. It has already been noted that in terms of the level of armaments, Ukraine will soon come out on top in Europe, domilitarized, damn it. Access to the Soviet borders of Donbass? Holding a land corridor to Crimea? What can be declared Russian victory? Specifically - that?
        Only what achieve? Even if it's just taking Bakhmut?
        1. voice of reason
          voice of reason 12 December 2022 13: 05
          -15
          Tell me, before the NWO, didn’t the West always act as a united front against Russia? I understand that at that time you were engaged in the politics of another country, apparently, but what do you say about the "Skripal case" huh? highley like and the package of sanctions flew. and Magnitsky's list? and get, sign further, and Navalny's underpants? yes, rot from scratch came up with reasons to turn on the mechanisms of non-market pressure and station preferences for themselves and restrictions for Russia, this is about the "sudden" coalition.
          In terms of who overcomes whom on the battlefield, it is not the percentage of GDP or the speculative inflated numbers of derivatives that decide here, but the situation on the battlefield. You have chosen a position that suits you. tell me wins lately. And why did you decide that the starting point should not be at the beginning of the operation? What are the marked cards in the dispute? look at the whole from the beginning of the operation. If you want to talk about the "reverse redeployment" from near Kharkov, please be so kind as to first mention the brilliant cauldron for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Lisichansk, from which they scrambled, abandoning all heavy weapons. surrendering the city without a fight. What we have at the moment - objectively, the map looks like this
          and here do not add, do not subtract. the territory liberated from the troops of the Kyiv junta many times exceeds everything that was before the start of the NWO, even taking into account retreats from the right bank in the Kherson region and from near Kyiv and Kharkov. Everything else is emotion and propaganda. huge territories have been liberated and now integration into the Russian Federation is being established there. including the mobilization component. You may not know the history of the two Chechen campaigns well, but you see how Akhmat units are fighting on the territory of the former Ukraine. So, soon, units formed from residents of the annexed regions will fight on the territory of the former Ukraine. And further, if for you there is no option with the victory of Russia, then this is your personal problem. Russia's victory is inevitable due to military, economic and demographic factors. Simple introductions. the economy of the enemy envy from constant cash injections, voluntary donations. Tomorrow, the Pacific Ocean in Taiwan will blaze, or some real estate bank will go bankrupt, or a new epidemic will be announced by the WHO and a recession will come in the world economy. Moreover, the West is actively calling her to manipulate the price of oil. And voluntary donations in Ukraine will immediately end. There is no longer an own economy, salaries in the army, pensions will not be paid, so what? further Elementary shell hunger. It is easier and more effective to fight with high-precision shells. But it's expensive to make them, and therefore there are few of them. No one in the West has pledged them to a conflict of such intensity. the arsenals are practically empty, and new ones need to be made in two, three years, at best, by 25. And there is nothing to charge high-speed tpopra and Caesars with. And the art of the Russian Federation, turning lumberjacks into lunar landscapes, continues to shoot. And without artillery, the army cannot fight. The same with the supply of armored vehicles and missiles - the enemy lives on subsidized handouts, which means that it is weakening and depends on the frequency and intensity of deliveries. and every day there are less and less supply resources and logistics are getting worse. about the inexhaustible reserves of mobilized meat in Ukraine, you are most mistaken. All these ukromobiki are, of course, brainwashed, duped by propaganda and intimidated by the Nazis. But at some point they will simply break MASSIVELY and the front will crumble. These are the laws of trench warfare. Propaganda does not interrupt for a long time the conditions that surround you. If you love examples from WWI so much, then remember that Kerensky perfectly held rallies for the "war to the bitter end" but in the end the mobilized mass of soldiers became disillusioned with the difficult conditions, fear of death and defeat. Or foam our WWII. In 41 there was a lot of propaganda but little success. I had to enter order 227 and SMERSH. But at 45 propaganda was no longer needed. The men were just doing their job. Successfully. and Here the invincible Russian infantry will now catch the same courage. And it will reach the Dnieper and liberate Kyiv. And that will be victory.
          1. skeptick2
            skeptick2 12 December 2022 14: 56
            +9
            Quote: voice of reason
            And it will reach the Dnieper and liberate Kyiv. And that will be victory.

            The map is impressive.
            Have you tried working with her in dynamics? Starting like this at the end of February?
            I'll tell you a secret, there are even more pink areas. It was. Yes, it floated. These areas have shrunk. Like shagreen leather. And the worst thing is that this trend is already well-established.
            And what does "liberate Kyiv" mean? Occupies it? Check out the latest statements of our guarantor regarding the occupation of Ukraine.
          2. insafufa
            insafufa 13 December 2022 07: 30
            +4
            As I already pointed out in my article “Is Russia in for a battle for Crimea?”, Russia has three scenarios for the end of the military conflict - isolation in the format of the DPRK / Iran, becoming a vassal of China, or capitulation with reparations and “repentance”. To implement option number 1, Russia needs to at least not lose in the conflict in Ukraine. And for this, it is necessary to change the approaches to the military operation in Ukraine, correct all the mistakes and punish those responsible for these mistakes, develop a clear strategy and follow it. As Marcus Tullius Cicero said:

            "Each person is prone to error, but only a fool is prone to persist in his error."

            I'll tell this reenactor fanatic that battles are played in the head first and then on the battlefield.
            As a result, we will not be vassals of China and there will be no isolation, following the example of the DPRK and Iran. We are too big to be isolated so easily. China now has even more problems and most likely the next warrior will already be with China who will be forced to attack us in exchange for goodies from the West after his betrayal. The crisis in China and India is growing, their governments are looking for a way out in the aggravation of the border confrontation
      2. Aleksandr21
        Aleksandr21 12 December 2022 12: 54
        +14
        Quote: voice of reason
        And about the three results of completing the NWO, I did not see the option with the victory of Russia there ...


        And how do you see it? For example, I agree with the author on three possible results of completing the NWO ... since I myself adhere to the same point of view.

        True, there is a fourth option (but unlikely), when Russia grinds the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Zelensky agrees to negotiations and our conditions (Crimea, Donbass, Zaporozhye, Kherson are behind us), and the West ... repents, says that he was wrong, lifts sanctions and hugs us together, fantastic? Fiction.

        But with the first option (isolation like the DPRK / Iran), Russia's victory in Ukraine is quite possible, when we destroy the Zelensky regime, send the West far, far away, and ourselves at this time, return the historical Russian territories and build a strong Russia, with support industry / economy to the domestic Russian market + we are trying to make the EAEU an analogue of the EU 2.0 .... where we will dominate, where we will receive benefits, not China / USA / EU, but companies from the Commonwealth countries (including us). So the experience of the DPRK / Iran, and I would add Cuba. pretty interesting.

        With the second option (a vassal of China), a victory in Ukraine is not even needed .... we just organize parallel imports, get hooked on goods from China and its technologies, and in the future we will simply be the younger "brother" of the PRC, and in the Asian understanding of seniority and brotherhood . With all the pros and cons of this position....

        There is a third option, as the author described "surrender with reparations and "repentance"" - we pay "tribute" to the West, we repent, we change the government to a more democratic one that suits the United States .... part of the sanction is removed from us (because technological there will always be sanctions), and the flow of Western goods is returning to the Russian market, along with Western companies and capital.

        And other options, I honestly .... I do not see.
        1. nickname7
          nickname7 13 December 2022 11: 17
          +3
          There is a third option, as the author described "surrender with reparations and "repentance"" - we pay "tribute" to the West, we repent,

          Such a plan was voiced, your ideas about reparations are naive. The fact is that the West is not interested in how you if you want to surrender there gently or honorably, the surrender will be on the principle of "woe to the vanquished" it will be carried out by Russophobes of Bandera, the surrender can go up to gas stoves for you ...



          The goal of the Bandorites is to destroy the Russian Federation, they cannot surrender.

          There is an option, this is the transition to wartime by the whole country, as it was in the Second World War, the creation of divisions and an army of 2 million, 1 million must be cut off the Criminal Code along the border from the west, another 1 million should surround Kiev in a blockade and go in a wedge along the Dnieper.
          1. Alexy
            Alexy 14 December 2022 00: 16
            0
            What the hell is a 2 million army? Are we participating in the First World War? It is necessary to fight with weapons, not with meat in modern warfare. They sent a dozen Hymers - the picture has completely changed. Our planes are shot down by MANPADS. And now there will be deliveries of Patriot. But the bridges remained intact.
            1. nickname7
              nickname7 14 December 2022 12: 49
              0
              We must fight with weapons, not meat in modern warfare

              Who will occupy the territory of the largest country in Europe? Who will patrol, stand at checkpoints, monitor those who transmit information to the enemy? This weapon will do, or robots?
              It is impossible to occupy the territory without infantry. We need an army of 2 million, of course, not with mosquitoes, but with armored vehicles, self-propelled guns and videoconferencing.

              Zhukov also said that taking a fortified area head-on is stupidity, it is necessary to go to the rear from several sides, now a small army cannot do this.
        2. bayard
          bayard 14 December 2022 01: 29
          +1
          Quote: Aleksandr21
          Quote: voice of reason
          And about the three results of completing the NWO, I did not see the option with the victory of Russia there ...


          And how do you see it? For example, I agree with the author on three possible results of completing the NWO ... since I myself adhere to the same point of view.

          The point, it seems to me, is really what kind of victory we see as the goal of this wonderful NWO. How flexible the Kremlin is in its vision, we have repeatedly seen over these 10 months. But it seems to me that it is worth talking about practical things - how an unconditional victory over fascist Ukraine can be achieved, and what should be understood by the word Victory.
          Quote: Aleksandr21
          But with the first option (isolation like the DPRK / Iran), Russia's victory in Ukraine is quite possible, when we destroy the Zelensky regime, send the West far, far away, and ourselves at this time, return the historical Russian territories and build a strong Russia, with support industry / economy to the domestic Russian market + we are trying to make the EAEU an analogue of the EU 2.0 .... where we will dominate, where we will receive benefits, not China / USA / EU, but companies from the Commonwealth countries (including us). So the experience of the DPRK / Iran, and I would add Cuba. pretty interesting.

          But in this thesis, I am sure, your opponent will not argue with you either. Yes, and I would agree. I think SUCH an image of an unconditional Victory should be considered - the complete and final defeat and surrender (or complete destruction) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the elimination of all metastases and their carriers, the fascist power in the former Ukraine and the return of Russia to its historical lands.
          Now the practical part - how to achieve this and what means are needed for this.
          It is already obvious that the existing strength of 500 thousand (grouping in the NVO zone + mobilized 300 + thousand) will not be enough for this. Both for the complete and final defeat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and for the control of the entire territory and the practical denazification of this territory. Including literally "draconian" (according to the concepts of liberals) methods thereof for the speedy establishment of order, peace and subsequent prosperity.
          How much do you need ?
          It is necessary to call for about a million more bayonets. If we want to do everything quickly. If you manage to call on part of this number under a contract, it’s generally wonderful - there will be no reason for social tensions.
          What should be the order and nature of actions?
          Firstly, you need to clearly define that the "dragon" needs to be hit in the head, and not cut off its tail with rings.
          Secondly, it is necessary to quickly, decisively and radically cut off the supply channels of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Europe, and primarily through Poland, while at the same time discouraging Poland itself from getting into this meat grinder.
          How can this be achieved?
          Decide on funds.
          Who said that nuclear weapons in the TNW variant are "an unacceptable tool" in this conflict at its current phase?
          A strike on our airfields by strategic nuclear forces gives us the legal right to use it. It's legal. How do we get such a right and the statements of Western countries about their desire to create some kind of "tribunals" to try our military-political leadership. And this is already a threat to the existence of our state itself. I'm not talking about the narcotic statements of the leadership of Ukraine.
          Therefore, it would be reasonable and justified to strike from the north on Kiev ("double two" on February 24.02.2022, XNUMX., but completely different - a radically sufficient outfit for this), with a simultaneous strike of tactical nuclear weapons on the supply lines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in western Ukraine - tunnels, bridges, junction stations .
          And a swift blow to Kyiv, followed by an assault.
          Hard scenario.
          With a preliminary warning to the population about the need to leave the city.
          No exceptions and "inviolable persons for subsequent negotiations." Government buildings , command centers , headquarters and administrations should be hit first . And all the first persons of the fascist state "Ukraine" are obliged to become priority targets.
          And in the future, the liberation of Russian lands and Russian people should be carried out from north to south along both banks of the Dnieper. And from a certain moment, oncoming traffic from south to north, including the Right Bank, should begin.
          Having lost control, supply and communication with the center, the formations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be fragmented and either surrender or be liquidated.
          If the authorities in the Kremlin have retained the will to win and simply the desire to live, such decisions will not be either excessive or unbearable for them. For there is simply no other way out of the current conflict with a positive or even simply acceptable outcome for Russia. No "truce", "strategic defense" or other "agreements" with hardened crooks and inadequates, represented by the "elites" of the West, will bring peace, success, or an acceptable result. Therefore, the Conditions must be formulated and presented.
          And from a position of strength.
          Because they are the only ones who understand.
      3. Hypertension
        Hypertension 12 December 2022 14: 34
        +21
        Quote: voice of reason
        The Russian Federation has recently significantly strengthened in the economy

        Further ranting can not be read.
      4. Romanovski
        Romanovski 12 December 2022 20: 48
        +2
        ""... The article is defeatist through and through ...".
        -------
        Not only ... An attempt to open the Overton window (... The Overton window is a technique for influencing the mind of society, divided into 6 stages: "Unthinkable", "Radically", "Acceptable", "Reasonable", "Popular", "State norm".)
      5. skeptic
        skeptic 13 December 2022 12: 39
        0
        Quote: voice of reason
        to conduct a military conflict so that either the enemy countries are drawn into it one at a time or do not fight at all, but at the same time "zero" their military potential, transferring military equipment to weapons and equipment, to someone alone who will fight with Russia.

        Do you seriously believe in the possibility of Russia (with its almost destroyed industrial infrastructure) to fight "to exhaustion" against the entire West??? What are the "tales of the Vienna Woods"? There is a banal "cooking of Russia on a slow fire", the result of which is planned to be "carcass" for cutting into portioned pieces. And if "Pozharskys" do not appear, the fate of Russia is unambiguous.
    2. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st 12 December 2022 12: 10
      +21
      Without serious and long analysis
      The boys from the late 90s simply cannot mentally take out the current situation, they are too cowardly, stupid and very worried about what they have acquired through overwork. They made it so that they would reign and grow rich forever and they caught the star, now serious people explain it intelligibly to them.
      1. alexoff
        alexoff 13 December 2022 01: 45
        +18
        The paradox is that the boys from the 90s, who would seem to be the most daring and nimble alphas, are floundering in their own snot at the feet of the British, who have squeezed out their yachts and palaces. They did not say - oh, you are so, well, then I will hire all the killers for you, I will burn the palace and drown the yacht! Nothing of the kind, according to their own concepts, it turned out to be patient and plucked cockerels
        1. nickname7
          nickname7 13 December 2022 11: 33
          +1
          boys from the 90s, who would seem to be the most daring and nimble alphas

          It seems that some of the lower ones were like that, and the main resources were seized by cabinet workers of the nomenklatura, who actually divided the sluggish body of the state into 90 and the West helped them to do this. All that had to be done was to damage the state and divide. The nomenclature of the Russian Federation is cynical, immoral, but not fighters. The Western elite grows up in strong competition, Pelosi took it and went to Taiwan almost provoked World War 3, the grandmother is a fighter, looking among the oligarchs, she is no match for her.
          1. alexoff
            alexoff 13 December 2022 21: 22
            +1
            Well, there were many who wanted to share, there had to be a competitive struggle, where the biggest scoundrels would win. How could these sufferers have not been squeezed out before? Look how easy it is to do!
    3. Akuzenka
      Akuzenka 12 December 2022 22: 51
      +2
      This leads, as Igor Strelkov rightly noted recently, to a drop in morale in the troops, where officers do not know the answer to the question “why?”.
      Similar questions began to sound on the fronts of WWI. I hope everyone remembers what it led to?
    4. insafufa
      insafufa 13 December 2022 07: 16
      -4
      FSB colonel in reserve Igor Strelkov
      Yes, at such a pace he will grow from a jacket into generalissimo wink
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 12 December 2022 06: 16
    +8
    Russia has three scenarios for ending the military conflict - isolation in the format of the DPRK / Iran, becoming a vassal of China, or capitulation with reparations and "repentance".
    And what will these two options look like? How to isolate? How to become vassals? What for this, give up in Ukraine?.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 12 December 2022 07: 09
      -8
      Quote: parusnik
      Russia has three scenarios for ending the military conflict - isolation in the format of the DPRK / Iran, becoming a vassal of China, or capitulation with reparations and "repentance".
      And what will these two options look like? How to isolate? How to become vassals? What for this, give up in Ukraine?.

      1. Isolates the West itself, nothing needs to be done. We sit and get more and more new sanctions. At one point, China will join them, because choosing between trade with the West (more than 50% of world GDP) and Russia (less than 2% of world GDP), he will choose the West.
      2. Vasaalitet is simple, asks China for military assistance, he leads troops into our territory, and then our leadership suddenly changes when Chinese tanks end up in Moscow and voila.
      3. Well, surrender is quite simple, we satisfy all the requirements of Ukraine and pay reparations. We sit further, we don’t shine in world politics, we develop, we plan revenge
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 12 December 2022 07: 53
        +5
        Quote: BlackMokona
        1. Isolates the West itself, nothing needs to be done. We sit and get

        Absolute isolation is death for us. You need to have a colossal level of self-sufficiency, at a level exceeding the Union once. Yes, and the West does not need an "isolated Russia" at all, they do not need it at all, or they need it as a submissive vassal.

        Quote: BlackMokona
        2.Vasaalitet is simple, asks China for

        China will have to sort out its problems, it will not get involved in Russian ones. That for him this "vassalage" is an extra crap. He gets everything he needs from us.

        Quote: BlackMokona
        3. Well, surrender is quite simple,

        Not really, there are still a few tens of millions of people here who won't appreciate...
        1. filibuster
          filibuster 12 December 2022 10: 16
          +7
          Not really, there are still a few tens of millions of people here who won't appreciate...


          And that as if these several tens of millions of people would do something beyond grumbling, even more people in Russia did not appreciate the increase in the retirement age. The most dangerous people for the current regime are under 30 years old, it is they who will take to the streets in 24 (if Putin is in power by that time).
          1. Vladimir80
            Vladimir80 12 December 2022 10: 25
            +9
            The most dangerous people for the current regime are under 30 years old, it is they who will take to the streets in 24 (if Putin is in power by that time).

            if they can tear themselves away from the smartphone screen laughing
            ps everything is easy with elections, remote voting was not in vain invented
            1. filibuster
              filibuster 12 December 2022 10: 32
              -4
              if they can tear themselves away from the smartphone screen laughing


              It is through this smartphone that they will coordinate and go out.
              1. Vladimir80
                Vladimir80 12 December 2022 10: 35
                +8
                They won’t come out, it seems to me that the United States is already satisfied with the current leadership, and apart from the United States there is no one else to organize Maidans, revolutions of dignity and other multi-colored bacchanalia ... and young people will watch Tik-Tok and send memes ...
                1. filibuster
                  filibuster 12 December 2022 10: 59
                  0
                  It’s good for you in your world where only the United States organizes Maidans, revolutions of dignity and other colorful bacchanalia, I won’t interfere.
                  1. Bolt cutter
                    Bolt cutter 12 December 2022 11: 49
                    0
                    only the United States organizes Maidans
                    What, sisyan from a gypsy pocket laughing will he get a smartphone, hide under the bunk beds and raise the people to rebellion with a couple of SMS? it does not and cannot be.
                    1. filibuster
                      filibuster 12 December 2022 12: 10
                      +1
                      Yes, what a “sisyan”, well, apparently history doesn’t teach you anything, well, look at the USSR of the late 80s, everything rotted so that a great country with the KGB, GRU, Arimei, Komsomol, party committee just fell apart like a house of cards and then went out into the street mostly the younger generation.
                      Well, it’s the same here, Putin and his inner circle are already “old men” not by age in the first place, but mentally they simply have an incredible gap with today’s youth, and with young people both “on the street” and in state structures.
                      1. Bolt cutter
                        Bolt cutter 12 December 2022 12: 17
                        0
                        incredible gap with today's youth
                        The current youth, unlike the Soviet one, knows very well (there are exceptions, of course) that the West is not a charitable organization and they don’t wait for Russia and Russians to bestow inaccessible benefits like jeans and sneakers laughing . Moreover, all this is perfectly available in Russia. So the second time they won’t buy an empire for chewing gum.
                      2. filibuster
                        filibuster 12 December 2022 12: 21
                        0
                        that the West is not a charitable organization and they are not waiting for Russia and Russians to give inaccessible benefits like jeans and sneakers.


                        So the youth does not want this and does not look at it in the West (there are exceptions, of course).

                        So the second time they won’t buy an empire for chewing gum.


                        Even then, she didn’t sell the empire for chewing gum, but she wanted the gap between what talking heads are hung from the TV and what is in reality in the country to be minimal.
                      3. Bolt cutter
                        Bolt cutter 12 December 2022 12: 33
                        +2
                        Even then she did not sell the empire for chewing gum
                        Then - just like that - everyone thought that they would have two German cars and three pairs of American jeans laughing . Now everything is much more realistic. Maidan will not pass in Russia - no more than 5% of the population supporting it - that is, approximately like homosexuals and less than regular drug users. yes
                      4. filibuster
                        filibuster 12 December 2022 12: 49
                        +3
                        Then - just like that - everyone thought that they would have two German cars and three pairs of American jeans


                        I don’t know if anyone came out like that, but I remember those times well, and I remember what the slogans were, there was neither about cars nor about jeans.

                        Maidan will not pass in Russia - no more than 5% of the population supporting it - that is, approximately like homosexuals and less than regular drug users. yes


                        There is no Maidan, and changing the system is easy, as it was in the USSR, for this it is necessary that the old elites could no longer, and the young elites wanted everything at once.
                      5. Bolt cutter
                        Bolt cutter 12 December 2022 12: 57
                        0
                        changeover is easy
                        Which one? There are no people who want socialism (especially at the top).
                      6. filibuster
                        filibuster 12 December 2022 13: 04
                        +6
                        On another "Putin". As it has been for the last hundred years.
                      7. astronom1973n
                        astronom1973n 12 December 2022 17: 30
                        +5
                        and the young elites wanted everything at once.
                        Please tell me, who are these so-called young elites? Surnames of at least three of them. Thank you. hi
            2. Doccor18
              Doccor18 12 December 2022 10: 50
              +5
              Quote: Vladimir80
              ps everything is easy with elections, remote voting was not in vain invented

              I don’t even know what you can think of to interest them in “playing”.
            3. certero
              certero 13 December 2022 05: 37
              0
              Quote: Vladimir80
              if they can tear themselves away from the smartphone screen

              Why do you think the government has been delaying the necessary mobilization for so long? Precisely because after it there is a large number of people who are ready to break away from the smartphone. Yes, some of them simply left the country, and some went to the trenches from which they will return with a completely different mood about the current government. Especially if he comes back from a lost war.
          2. Doccor18
            Doccor18 12 December 2022 10: 46
            +4
            Quote from: filibuster
            And that as if these several tens of millions of people would do something beyond grumbling, they did not appreciate the increase in the retirement age ...

            Comparing capitulation - a national disgrace and raising the retirement age, to put it mildly, is incorrect.
            Quote from: filibuster
            The most dangerous people for the current regime are under 30 years old, it is they who will take to the streets in 24 (if Putin is in power by that time).

            Partly agree. Young people are dangerous for them with their independence, however, the apolitical nature of this category is also great. They don't believe in anything, that's both good and bad...
            1. filibuster
              filibuster 12 December 2022 10: 58
              +11
              Comparing capitulation - a national disgrace and raising the retirement age, to put it mildly, is incorrect.

              And what is the support of the NWO among the people now? Now honestly answer yourself the question if they now return the legislation that was back in the summer, where contract soldiers could break the contract, how many Russian soldiers will remain in Ukraine?
              1. Doccor18
                Doccor18 12 December 2022 11: 07
                +1
                Quote from: filibuster
                could terminate the contract

                Against the economic background, it seems that the number of volunteers will not decrease.
                1. filibuster
                  filibuster 12 December 2022 12: 12
                  +10
                  Well, reality has shown that you are wrong, the losses of the 500s began to grow so rapidly that they had to immediately turn the screws and mobilize.
                  1. Doccor18
                    Doccor18 12 December 2022 12: 28
                    -6
                    Quote from: filibuster
                    the losses of the 500s began to grow so rapidly that they had to immediately turn the screws and mobilize.

                    And not vice versa?
                  2. alexoff
                    alexoff 13 December 2022 01: 51
                    +3
                    Well, from the point of view of the fighters in the Kharkiv region, it was not at all a sudden attack on the Hummers with a disconnection of communications, but a hard-to-explain regrouping with the exchange of territories, when they ordered to collect all things in an hour and leave. It is certain that the war is somehow muddy and they are a bargaining chip in it, and not winners at all
        2. gsev
          gsev 12 December 2022 17: 44
          +4
          Quote: Doccor18
          Absolute isolation is death for us. It is necessary to have a colossal level of self-sufficiency, at a level exceeding the Union once.

          The example of the DPRK shows that it is possible to live and develop well even with fewer resources. Look at the houses and apartments that are currently being built in the DPRK. Nothing worse than Russian for ordinary people. We have 5 times more people than in the DPRK, even more territory and resources. In cooperation with the DPRK, Mongolian People's Republic, China, India, Pakistan, Iran, there are 3500 million people in our economic community.
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          2. filibuster
            filibuster 13 December 2022 00: 59
            0
            The example of the DPRK shows that it is possible to live and develop well even with fewer resources.

            Why then do they keep the borders shut and do not allow the free exit of their citizens? And on their newsreel it is clear that they are all small, with problems with their teeth, obviously from periodic malnutrition.

            In cooperation with the DPRK, Mongolian People's Republic, China, India, Pakistan, Iran, our economic community has 3500 million people.


            It would be nice to find another idea for such cooperation, so that it would be attractive to everyone alone, but it didn’t turn out that Russia had resources and a market for goods from China and India.
            1. gsev
              gsev 13 December 2022 11: 05
              -1
              Quote from: filibuster
              so that it would be lonely attractive to everyone, but it didn’t turn out that Russia had resources and a market for goods from China and India.

              Resources are profitable to trade and quite simple. It is enough to graduate from the Higher School of Economics or the Faculty of Economics. And in order to create a new product, you will have to study at a technical university. So far, since 1991, the Russian government had plans to leave only the mining, oil, transport, food and timber industries in Russia. Everything else was in the paddock. That is, Russia deliberately left the international market as a seller of high-tech products.
      2. Non-fighter
        Non-fighter 12 December 2022 10: 54
        +3
        Vasaalitet is simple, asks China for military assistance, he leads troops into our territory, and then our leadership suddenly changes when Chinese tanks end up in Moscow and voila.

        Vassalage will look different. We will use our own troops (including the navy), and the lives of our guys to solve Chinese problems. In terms of industry - well, the Chinese have bottlenecks that we will solve, the same aircraft engines, that is, the supply of _SOME_ goods on demand. Instead - 1 million "Chinese volunteers".
      3. Bolkonsky
        Bolkonsky 12 December 2022 19: 22
        0
        3 option. But only without revenge, this petush-imperialism. Being like Germany will be very cool
      4. nickname7
        nickname7 13 December 2022 11: 42
        0
        Blackmokona
        We sit further, we don’t shine in world politics, we develop, we plan revenge

        What the Russian Federation has been doing for 30 years, the problem is that the West needs a war to get out of the crisis. The era of not shining is over, the Indians also did not shine, ended up on the reservation.
    2. ViktorBiryukov
      12 December 2022 14: 25
      +7
      In principle, the person in the comments answered you, in general, correctly. For the “isolation” option, you need not to lose the war in Ukraine, and to be able to survive under tough sanctions. It is necessary to move towards autarky, to partially renew the elites, because without all this, the standard of living of citizens will begin to fall rapidly, the economy will falter.

      As for option #2, I don't see yet that China is interested in making Russia its vassal. But in theory, this is possible when the PRC appoints its governor here. I do not presume to judge how good this option is, personally I am very skeptical about the policy of the PRC, and I cannot argue impartially. As for me, the option is "not very". I think there is no need to talk about the option of surrender with reparations, everything is clear here (the viceroy in this option will be appointed by the United States). This is the worst option possible.

      Some commentators have accused me of not having a Russian victory in these variations. Sorry, but during these 9 months no one has been able to explain, but what exactly is meant by the term "victory"? What are its parameters? If by victory we understand the achievement of peace conditions better than pre-war, then in this case it can be stated that it is no longer possible to achieve it. This is my personal opinion.
      1. cold wind
        cold wind 12 December 2022 14: 41
        +8
        In Russia, there is the idea of ​​a “besieged fortress”, that the West and China need something from us. But there is a more terrible thought: "They don't want anything from us." They really only protect themselves from us. If not for our attacks on neighbors, we would not even be remembered. All their interest is in buying our resources with their printed money. If you look from this point of view, everything falls into place.
        1. filibuster
          filibuster 13 December 2022 01: 06
          0
          If not for our attacks on neighbors, we would not even be remembered. All their interest is in buying our resources with their printed money. If you look from this point of view, everything falls into place.


          It’s not bad either, you just had to be able to use it, there is fierce competition in the West and someone always needs money, which could be used, even the Arabs bought GlobalFoundries the second largest contract manufacturer of semiconductor microcircuits, but we have begun a new cycle “leadership” and it took rallying around the “leader” against an external threat, which naturally provoked a response in the West.
          1. nickname7
            nickname7 13 December 2022 11: 50
            -2
            the Arabs even bought GlobalFoundries

            You have a memory like a Russian fish has already visited to buy Opel. Your mistake is that the West is not kind, the West is a predator. Therefore, he did not let Opel buy so as not to produce competitors. Predation is also manifested in the fact that the West got rich on the slave trade of blacks and the robbery of the colonies.

            against external threat

            NATO in your opinion is not a threat or it does not exist near the borders of the Russian Federation.
            1. filibuster
              filibuster 13 December 2022 12: 15
              -2
              You have a memory like a Russian fish has already visited to buy Opel. Your mistake is that the West is not kind, the West is a predator.


              Your mistake is that you measure the West according to the Russian structure, believing that there is also some one “evil” leader with some kind of plan sitting there. In the US (in particular) there is no “Putin” where thousands of different groups compete with each other. And as for the memory of a fish, look in the mirror and see how industrialization took place in the USSR, the Americans brought entire factories to the USSR, after the war the British sold a jet engine to the USSR, the same British sold equipment for the chemical industry, the KAMAZ plant was built with the help of West, etc.

              Predation is also manifested in the fact that the West got rich on the slave trade of blacks and the robbery of the colonies.


              And who was different in the colonial period? Everyone robbed everyone because of their capabilities and the development of technology.

              NATO in your opinion is not a threat or it does not exist near the borders of the Russian Federation.


              Not such a level of threat that would again allow one person to sit on the throne for life with colossal powers.
              1. nickname7
                nickname7 13 December 2022 14: 13
                0
                one "evil" leader with some kind of plan.

                Competition in the West is only between companies, foreign policy is formed not by evil, but by pragmatic geopoliticians, for example, Wolfowitz in his doctrine prescribed that China and the Russian Federation pose a potential threat to US dominance, which means that preventive actions are needed to suppress threats. Brzezinski wrote "at the expense of Russia and against Russia"
                The USA is an empire and geopolitics prevails on individual companies.
                industrialization in the USSR, the Americans brought entire factories to the USSR


                For which we thank them, but then they had a crisis, they were happy to make money, but after that the states realized that it was not so easy to import turnkey plants. So you are in heaven with this comparison.
                Not such a level of threat that would again allow one person to sit on the throne for life with colossal powers.

                I do not approve of the fact that he is sitting there, but he has enough opportunities to secure a seat for himself without any NATO, in particular, he easily and simply reset the deadlines.
                Of course, one should not go to extremes and look for NATO under the bed, but the function of this organization is to strike at the Russian Federation. And it was the West that pitted us against Ukraine.
                The criticism of the patriots is different in that they criticize that the government sold out a lot, and the liberals criticize that the government sold out weakly, they say it is necessary to sell again and again.
                1. filibuster
                  filibuster 13 December 2022 15: 06
                  0

                  Competition in the West is only between companies, foreign policy is formed not by evil, but by pragmatic geopoliticians, for example, Wolfowitz in his doctrine prescribed that China and the Russian Federation pose a potential threat to US dominance, which means that preventive actions are needed to suppress threats. Brzezinski wrote "at the expense of Russia and against Russia"
                  The USA is an empire and geopolitics prevails on individual companies.


                  The USA is not close to an empire, this is the secret of their longevity, all modern "empires" fall apart in a period of no more than a hundred years, which you do not want or cannot understand. As for foreign policy, just read the book Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed the book is not about politics, but about the construction of aircraft, but it clearly shows how politics changes after each change of administration in the White House.

                  For which we thank them, but then they had a crisis, they were happy to make money, but after that the states realized that it was not so easy to import turnkey plants. So you are in heaven with this comparison.


                  You again have a mistake that some United States understood that there is no such thing, there are separate companies and businesses, and exactly the same thing was essentially the same in Japan, Singapore, South Korea and China, Taiwan.

                  I do not approve of the fact that he is sitting there, but he has enough opportunities to secure a seat for himself without any NATO, in particular, he easily and simply reset the deadlines.


                  He took everything and reset it to zero, and no matter what was on TV, they go with an endless stream of information about how terrible the West is, how bad everything is there, how he only sleeps and sees that he will seize our resources.
                  1. nickname7
                    nickname7 13 December 2022 17: 07
                    0
                    USA is not close to an empire

                    An empire, all the signs of an empire are there, world domination in culture, in the navy, in finance, in technology.


                    all modern "empires" fall apart in no more than a hundred years,

                    Yes, not really a hundred years, but Rome stood for more?

                    but it clearly shows how politics changes after each change of administration in the White House.

                    The internal changes, but the external is constant.

                    there are separate companies businesses

                    Example - the United States banned the construction of the northern stream to a company from the EU, and this company curtailed work. Businesses in the US do not want to be taken away from the market. States have also imposed sanctions on Huawei to prevent the development of 5G and banned the sale of the latest models of lithographic machines to China.

                    In any case, it is the United States that is using Ukraine as a battering ram.

                    You have the opinion that you need to surrender to the master and earn mercy with deep bends, but this is a very shaky state, they hope for mercy, since the master may decide to flog you for the sake of laughter, or pit with a neighbor to score points in the elections.

                    He took everything and reset it to zero, but whatever the booze on TV, they go with an endless stream of information about what a terrible West

                    This is a lie, he reset the deadline even before the CBO. It is clear that you still deny the harmfulness of NATO and the fact that Bandera's power is dangerous, but it's true.
                    Extremists controlling an entire country is scary.
                    1. filibuster
                      filibuster 13 December 2022 17: 28
                      0
                      An empire, all the signs of an empire are there, world domination in culture, in the navy, in finance, in technology.


                      And who is the "emperor" in the USA, who is the leader of the USA in general?

                      Yes, not really a hundred years, but Rome stood for more?

                      You are just here to write or read the interlocutor, I wrote to you modern

                      Example - the United States banned the construction of the northern stream to a company from the EU, and this company curtailed work.


                      Everything is so only this is already a response to our authoritarianism, and despite all the attempts of the United States, the flows were built (this is a word about the influence of the United States).

                      Businesses in the US do not want to be taken away from the market,

                      Some do not want to, while others need money and they are ready to share the markets, as it has always been.

                      In any case, it is the United States that is using Ukraine as a battering ram.


                      What ram? If Russia can be "rammed" by Ukraine, then this is a question for Russia.

                      This is a lie, he reset the deadline even before the CBO. It is clear that you still deny the harmfulness of NATO and the fact that Bandera's power is dangerous, but it's true.


                      I did not understand the meaning of your phrase at all, what is it for?
        2. nickname7
          nickname7 13 December 2022 12: 04
          +1
          cold wind

          Russia has the idea of ​​a "besieged fortress"

          Well, how would the United States climb into our continent with its bases, on which there are enough weapons to erase the Russian Federation, if the bases are not an argument for you.

          They're really just protecting themselves.
          All their interest in buying our resources

          You have something with the training manual, you contradict something they want to buy, then they defend themselves, from 800 yards of the US military budget they are afraid and defend themselves. lol
          Ask the curator to give you a new manual.
      2. Eule
        Eule 12 December 2022 15: 29
        +5
        The vassalage of China is not 200 thousand cameras on the streets of Moscow, but the same number in every district center. And extinction, simply from the fact that "they do not breed in captivity." I spoke a lot on this subject with young workers, the opinion "I do not create a family so as not to condemn the child to the lessons of priesthood" - I heard more than a dozen times. The opinion "I will master the profession, save up one minimum wage for the desired country, the bride by the hand and go on the plane" is also very common. Books on history are read by those who did not study "the history of the Russian Federation" and other deformities at school. And many draw parallels, intuitively.
        Another thing is that the best part of the youth understand that you can’t croak too much in social networks until you find yourself thousands of kilometers from the Russian Federation.
        In the variant of surrender, it will be very difficult, as in Weimar Germany before Hitler. But then there will be options for branching the future, with different probabilities from bad to good.
        An autarchy like Iran will not work. Simply because the climate is worse, and mass mortality in the first years will be much greater, from hunger and cold. Subtropical Iran came under sanctions, being to a very large extent a rural country, with great self-sufficiency in simple food and household items, all the townspeople had relatives who grew something on their plots, in general, they did not let them go hungry. To roll back now to the huts from the 22-story buildings, there simply won’t be enough firewood. An intelligible program for the construction of dozens of nuclear power plants for the saturation of everything and everything with technology that surpasses the rest of the world is also not to be seen. For high-speed gasification of all houses built by "developers" with electric stoves, a lot of pipes and fittings will be required, but how to quickly make them?
        And the cries about "99 percent import substitution" ... in the pants of the one screaming about him, the threads of the seams weigh much less than 1 percent, and without them it will not be pants. And a car without wheels doesn't drive very fast either.
        Confused for 30 years, production chains cannot be quickly restored. And in order to raise the profitability of production in the Russian Federation, such measures are needed that the government will not take. Because the officials of the organizations created by Yeltsin (which fall under the signs of terrorist) will need to be shot so that they do not leak back into the management of something.
        Therefore, the author is well done, although he is an optimist to a large extent.
        1. User_neydobniu
          User_neydobniu 13 December 2022 12: 14
          -1
          The vassalage of China is not 200 thousand cameras on the streets of Moscow, but the same number in every district center. And extinction, simply from the fact that "they do not breed in captivity."

          And now there is no extinction, -100000 population growth without war and taking into account migration. Another thing is that the PRC does not need any kind of vassalage over the Russian Federation, because there are critically many “sleeping” pro-Western cells like liberals and “hurray” patriots here. Even if the PRC tries to pursue any policy in the Russian Federation, these cells will arrange everything to the point of a civil war and surrender the country to the West, as they surrendered the USSR in the 80s
      3. gsev
        gsev 12 December 2022 17: 49
        -4
        Quote: Viktor Biryukov
        If by victory we understand the achievement of peace conditions better than pre-war, then in this case it can be stated that it is no longer possible to achieve it. This is my personal opinion.

        The fact that more than 100 conscious Russian murderers died in this war and Chubais fled to the West is already a great achievement. Everything will be determined by the ratio of Ukraine's losses. If we inflict irreparable losses on them, they will lose their desire to oppress and kill Russians, even in the Crimea, even in Lvov. Let's give up, Russians will be despised by all peoples. 000 nuclear warheads in the cities of Tsuraina and the rapid repetition of the cure for Nazism and Petliurism, if necessary, is the solution to the problem. Putin can deliver this blow as a response for the strike on the airfield in Engels ..
      4. Belisarius
        Belisarius 12 December 2022 23: 06
        +1
        Quote: Viktor Biryukov
        Some commentators have accused me of not having a Russian victory in these variations.

        Briefly for your options. They will be determined by the behavior of the Russian authorities, and option 1 (autarky) simply does not exist for them, and option 2 (vassals of the PRC) is highly undesirable. As for option 3 - to surrender, they would have surrendered, but they would lose power in the Russian Federation and therefore property. What they won't do.
        So there will be option 4 - they will play for time and liquidate the human resources of Ukraine in a sluggish war of attrition. The West has one weak point - no one except Ukrainians and, to a small extent, Poles, will subscribe to the role of cannon fodder. A few mercenaries don't count. So our authorities now want to "endure" Ukraine and come to the option of a de facto truce, leaving themselves at least some plus in seeing the Donbass or, at best, a corridor to the Crimea. At the same time, they are ready for broad concessions to the West on economic issues, that is, for an even more puppet role than before, if the West goes for peace. Further, according to their thoughts, the slow lifting of sanctions. That is, they want to get out of the war and keep in touch with the West.
        Are you saying it won't work? Then surrender. Other options are possible only after the change of power in Russia.
      5. nickname7
        nickname7 13 December 2022 11: 47
        -2
        for these 9 months, no one has been able to explain, but what, in fact, is meant by the term "victory"

        The victory is as classic as it was in 45, when the troops entered Berlin and established their power. Another thing is that MO cannot achieve this
  3. tsvetahaki
    tsvetahaki 12 December 2022 06: 22
    +18
    You can, of course, shout slogans such as "we will win" or "everything is according to plan", "down with the all-throwers" ... But the dead end will not go anywhere, and who doesn't understand now - it will become clear in half a year when they hit their foreheads ...
    Yes, and using nuclear weapons is useless, from the point of view of the end result (or, simply, the end of everything). It is good to scare - but for this time has been lost, our reputation is no longer the same. They are not afraid of the "red lines", they checked their exceptional flexibility ...
    And for this, it is necessary to change the approaches to the military operation in Ukraine, correct all the mistakes and punish those responsible for these mistakes, develop a clear strategy and follow it.

    That's just for this coin must hang in the air ...
  4. Taimen
    Taimen 12 December 2022 06: 42
    +10
    Soplezhuy, adherents of "The West does not deceive us", hucksters selling the Motherland, everything is up to the lamp. What kind of strategy can we talk about when even simple things are not calculated (the same "Minsk agreements"), not to mention the entire foreign policy. About domestic we have been silent for a long time.
    1. Damir Shamaev
      Damir Shamaev 12 December 2022 10: 26
      +18
      After Putin said that he was deceived with MS, I was just hysterical fool.
      He either remained silent, or would have come up with an excuse that he assumed and prepared for such a case, but did not calculate all the danger. After this, you can safely retire as underdeveloped, because every cook knew that they were playing for time with MS. We all thought it was a sinful thing that we were also preparing, but the Western partners threw it, it can’t be ... because it can’t be
      1. gurza2007
        gurza2007 12 December 2022 11: 04
        -7
        Of course, this is not correct when Angela Merkel says that preparations were underway and they were playing for time, however ... If this were not the case, Russia itself, as it is now, would not be able to rise up and resist the collective West !!!
        It must be admitted that during the time that has passed since 2014, the Russian government has done a lot to strengthen our country, and it was not in vain, which cannot be said about the time that passed from 1991 to 2014, although here, too, we don’t take into account a lot of things, at least the fact that what happened in Ukraine in 2014 was received with hostility in Russia, and this is not enough, you see, maybe if there were still 10-20 years of liberal control Russia, and with a change of generations in the leadership of the country, we would no longer be able to resist anything, because of our complete amorphism, in which most of our society still lives !!!
        Sarah Wagenknecht is a true patriot of Germany!!! With people like her - in fire and water!!!
        Long live peace and brotherhood among all the peoples of the world!!!
      2. Plate
        Plate 12 December 2022 22: 49
        0
        Quote: Damir Shamaev
        After Putin's words that he was deceived with MS, I was just hysterical.

        Oh, they fooled him. I do not believe that he was just so deceived, but he was not in the know. Builds himself "white and fluffy" simply.
  5. Nikolay Malyugin
    Nikolay Malyugin 12 December 2022 07: 51
    +5
    Children have such a game of horror stories at night looking. The same thing happens in politics. Military tension is being pumped up from all sides. All this affects honest people. And others, dishonest, will not miss their chance here.
  6. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 12 December 2022 08: 51
    +11
    But the main problem that Russia is facing is the lack of a clear strategic plan and vision of the future, which is so necessary in the current situation.
    Yes, yes. He acted like a god) The qualifications of our rulers are not the ones to develop strategies. This is not what they have been studying all their lives, and their activities are not about that at all. At the moment, our army in the NVO (in the words of the news announcer this morning) "is advancing along the entire line of contact."
    Remember who, spitting on all the achievements of both military strategy and military tactics, also advanced along the entire line of contact? And how did it end for him? Remember? If you fight like that, you will only achieve tremendous losses among your troops. And the enemy will strike at vulnerable places. Basics of military art...
    1. Pilot
      Pilot 12 December 2022 09: 09
      +11
      I remember one phrase of a German officer in a conversation with Stirlitz on the train ...
      -....and he decided that you can fight just like that, on a whim.
      - Not studying in academies. (C)
      Very similar to our reality, the gateway drives. sad
      1. skeptick2
        skeptick2 12 December 2022 11: 02
        +7
        Somewhere like that ...
        A lot of questions. We got into a war without an idea, without a goal, without a strategy. As it turned out later, without a sufficient number of UAVs and missiles, since they have to beg from Iran.
        Without analyzing and taking into account the political situation, without making forecasts on the reaction of Western leaders and their financial institutions.
        And the version of the end of the war, as a result of which Russia could become a vassal of China, raises the question: what, hasn’t it actually become yet? What can Russia do without China today?
        In general, the article is a dummy. Did the author set out to give a universal recipe for victory? Well, where is he? There is nothing, except for the “should”, “should”, “until” and other whining that have already set the teeth on edge.
      2. gurza2007
        gurza2007 12 December 2022 11: 02
        0
        Not always the type of specialists have grown to the level of the one they are discussing, unfortunately ...
      3. nordscout
        nordscout 12 December 2022 14: 34
        +2


        I agree with you very much, "Pilot"! Our "reality" is a complete influx and deceit ... The "ward boyars" so believed in their impunity that they allow themselves to lie, even to the Most Serene (see the preparation and the initial stage of the SVO) ... And embezzlement, in their midst, has turned into "national sport", along with ski biathlon and hockey. Mr. Biryukov's article is rather controversial, but there is a rational grain and food for serious reflection in it ... Over the past 25 years, Russia has lost its authority and respect, only the instinctive fear of Russia's nuclear weapons remains - the result of a rather "toothless" foreign policy based , mainly on the "expression of the next concerns" for any reason and the "physiological" need of the "ward boyars" and "duma clerks" to please the domestic aligarkhat in any state of the State, including war ... With such a "balance of forces" on the "external "and the "internal" contours of capitalist Russia, dreams of a great victory over world fascism will simply turn into a dream ... It is difficult to imagine the denazification of one capitalist state by another capitalist state surrounded by capitalist states that do not want the process of denazification ... Here an ideological upsurge is needed, high motivation of the population and the "boyars" of the state - the denazifier ... And with ideology and mo The motivation in Russia somehow didn’t work out for the last 30 years ... We need cardinal decisions and a sharp turn towards a welfare state with the addition of the word “actually”, which, at the very least, was the USSR, though with its own “cockroaches in the head” and serious mistakes.
      4. alexoff
        alexoff 13 December 2022 02: 03
        +1
        Who do you need to be in the back alley to conclude grain deals and talk about the written guarantees of the Ukrainian authorities that they will not use the grain corridor to attack the Russian Federation? Not otherwise robbed by passers-by of the timid
  7. kor1vet1974
    kor1vet1974 12 December 2022 09: 11
    +6
    Who is to blame and what to do?
    Who is guilty? Not someone personally, the existing system. What to do? Yes, I wrote somehow, to transfer the SVO into a civilian one, namely in the liberated territories, plus the LDNR, to create a new buffer state entity controlled by Russia, the Union of People's Republics of Ukraine, but this topic has already been covered, and there were more opportunities for political maneuvering. And now, yes, a dead end. There is one more nuance. The so-called collective West operates within the framework of international law, on the basis of documents adopted by international organizations. The Lipovs were "listened to, decided", but nonetheless. Russia, once so successfully acted, in Georgia in 2008. Everything then was in accordance with international standards, and the operation was carried out quickly. They begged then, do not touch Tbilisi, and additional sanctions were not announced. And by the way, during the years of the Great Patriotic War, it took three fronts to liberate Ukraine, but the economic potential of the USSR and the Russian Federation are not comparable. And not in favor of the latter. Insulation? Yes, the Russian Federation is already in semi-isolation. Vassals of China, well, not quite yet. Surrender? This is a revolution. The people will be the driving force, but who will lead? Saddled by other capitulators.
    1. kot711
      kot711 12 December 2022 10: 12
      -4
      .The so-called collective West operates within the framework of international law, on the basis of documents adopted by international organizations.
      What are you? And of course you can bring all these documents as evidence.
      1. solar
        solar 12 December 2022 10: 49
        -3
        Do you mind if I bring it?
        Definition of aggression
        Approved by General Assembly resolution 3314 (XXIX) of December 14, 1974
        https://www.un.org/ru/documents/decl_conv/conventions/aggression.shtml
        The resolution itself
        https://legal.un.org/avl/pdf/ha/da/da_ph_r.pdf
        Resolution
        The resolution "Aggression against Ukraine" in the UN General Assembly was supported by 141 countries, 35 states abstained and five delegations - Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Syria and Eritrea - voted against. Commenting on the results of the vote, António Guterres noted that he, as the UN Secretary General, is obliged to be guided by the calls contained in this resolution.

        https://news.un.org/ru/story/2022/03/1419092 (текст скачивается по ссылке в статье)
        https://web.archive.org/web/20220411234137/https://digitallibrary.un.org/record/3965290?ln
        1. kot711
          kot711 12 December 2022 12: 36
          -3
          As I understand it, you decided to work as a "devil's advocate"? Can you bring documents where the United States and their henchmen are condemned? What about the rules of the WTO or you don't know, you are not our law-abiding ones.
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 12 December 2022 09: 52
    +6
    The mistake was originally laid down in the wording. We are at war with NATO. This is not an NWO and should have been treated like in a war. Maneuvers with the capture of Bucha or Chernobyl, Kherson are not at all clear.
    1 The stated goals are unattainable with such small forces.
    2 Work on the accumulation of an arsenal I consider failed.
    3 The organization of the call for reservists failed.
    4 Our arguments and position in the media look increasingly unconvincing
    The mistakes of our leadership cost our fighters dearly
    1. gurza2007
      gurza2007 12 December 2022 11: 00
      -2
      For all your plans and stages of possible development ... Why raise a global issue right away, if you can thresh them for now without it?!!!
    2. skeptick2
      skeptick2 12 December 2022 11: 32
      +20
      Quote: APASUS
      We are at war with NATO

      Drop it. Tired.
      Tired of these propaganda clichés, invented only to justify our impotence and impotence in the NWO.
      Which NATO? Where did you see him? In the Ukrainian expanses?
      Where are the NATO tanks?
      Where are the NATO planes?
      Where is the NATO fleet?
      Where are the NATO missiles, if Ukraine was given an insignificant part of the Hymers, and even then with a truncated functionality?
      Where are the NATO military units? Divisions, brigades? Or at least regiments and companies?
      Or is another part of the Soviet fleet transferred to Ukraine - is it NATO? Western artillery systems, the number of which can be shown on the fingers - is this NATO? Piece armored personnel carriers - this is NATO? Limited deliveries of air defense / missile defense systems - is this NATO?
      Yes, the West is helping Ukraine with money. Yes, there is a certain number of mercenaries in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Why don't we have them?
      Stop fooling yourself. No NATO is at war with us yet. It supplies part of the weapons - yes (by the way, not a critical part yet, despite all the requests of Ukraine). But not fighting.
      NATO has every right to say that we haven't started yet.
      But when he starts (I really don’t want to), colleague, then the sky with a sheepskin may seem to us.
      1. kor1vet1974
        kor1vet1974 12 December 2022 12: 25
        -1
        "We did not think that somewhere in the twilight
        A dead end awaits us.
        Falling birds, falling birds
        Downed flight.
        We no longer dream
        Our sky is no longer waiting for us.
        This moment.
        This moment.
        Like a scream.
        Sudden deadlock.
        Sudden deadlock.
        Sudden deadlock.
        Sudden deadlock.
        Sudden deadlock.
        Sudden deadlock.
        Sudden deadlock.
        Sudden dead end "(c). And the dead end is specific, either turn the shafts, or beat your head against the wall, or until your head hurts, or until the wall falls apart
      2. N3onMiami
        N3onMiami 12 December 2022 12: 32
        +5
        You write seditious things.
        How is it, after all, for 8 years we have been brainwashed by the "second army of the world" and that we wow, the whole NATO will be cut to pieces :)
        The reality turned out to be much more prosaic. Therefore, from every iron it is heard about the war with NATO, so that it would not be so offensive. Otherwise, what kind of "second army of the world" is this if it has not been able to put Ukraine in its place for 10 months already?
      3. APASUS
        APASUS 12 December 2022 12: 43
        0
        Quote from: skeptick2
        Drop it. Tired.
        Tired of these propaganda clichés, invented only to justify our impotence and impotence in the NWO.
        Which NATO? Where did you see him? In the Ukrainian expanses?

        In the Polish press, 1700 dead and 5000 wounded slipped through. Then the material was removed and 1200 people appeared and that's it. Captured British or do you believe in retired cooks, cooks and drivers? Georgians cutting their heads on camera, peaceful dekhans?
        Quote from: skeptick2
        Where are the NATO tanks?
        Where are the NATO planes?
        Where is the NATO fleet?

        Are you kind or transferred by Poland tanks are not tanks, because they were made in the USSR. How many Island type boats were transferred by the USA to Ukraine. I'm not talking about inflatable landing boats.
        Where are the NATO missiles, if Ukraine was given an insignificant part of the Hymers, and even then with a truncated functionality?

        Did you come up with or can you confirm your words about the truncated functions of Hymers? . Brimstone-2 was handed over to Ukraine, very serious weapons and the same Hymers.
        Quote from: skeptick2
        Where are the NATO military units? Divisions, brigades? Or at least regiments and companies?

        What do you think that they are not there? Of course, there are no divisions, but the Hymers, guidance and software are carried out by a US officer. It has not been a secret for a long time. The guidance of 777 howitzers is the same.
        Quote from: skeptick2
        Limited deliveries of air defense / missile defense systems - is this NATO?

        Interesting yes? It turns out the IRIS-T air defense systems supplied by Germany,
        which the Germans have only 2 divisions, not NATO and not help. And given that this is a modern system, do you believe that the Ukrainians control them? Learned in 2 weeks on courses.
        Quote from: skeptick2
        Stop fooling yourself. No NATO is at war with us yet.

        You can fight directly, or you can use the hands of pirates, bandits, PMCs, this does not change the meaning of the action. The transfer of funds, weapons, planning and directing military operations, supplying information, this is all not participating in the conflict ??? Are you a naive simpleton
      4. Bolt cutter
        Bolt cutter 12 December 2022 13: 13
        0
        Yes, the West is helping Ukraine with money.
        Intelligence from the NATO constellation of satellites and RTRs is leveling the "fog of war". This is real help. Well, fuel / weapons - without all this, dill would have been picked out of the caches back in May.
  9. Maks1995
    Maks1995 12 December 2022 09: 56
    +9
    The situation is very similar to the individual currents of WW2, but it is prohibited by law to compare.
    And all the time everyone forgets that there are always several teams playing. And if they shoot alone, then opponents can shoot too. And the further, the more blood, the more bitterness ....

    Imperialism is in the yard, when the poor shoot, the owners count the money ....
  10. futurohunter
    futurohunter 12 December 2022 10: 13
    +1
    The author approaches today's events with the standards of the First World War (WWI). Although, unfortunately, the thinking of the military leadership does not go much beyond WWI. Only observation balloons were replaced by drones, machine guns and forts were replaced by tanks, and large-caliber artillery was replaced by aircraft.
    But there are also cardinal differences. This is an information, economic and diplomatic war, which was not the case during the WWII. And here everything is not so clear.
    1. Deon59
      Deon59 12 December 2022 10: 30
      +4
      Well, yes, puffing out cheeks and expressing concern, waving a finger, this is the diplomacy of the Russian leadership. We are partners, let's negotiate, after 10 months of trampling on the NWO, no one will negotiate with us. They are waiting for surrender. Ours would be happy, but scary.
      1. futurohunter
        futurohunter 12 December 2022 10: 48
        +2
        You are too one-sided. Now the world is in turmoil. Firstly, the consequences of the NWO, sanctions and counter-sanctions have affected almost all at least some significant countries in the world. Now the world economy is being redistributed. But the main winner will be China, alas ...
        And the NWO has the risk of dragging on for many years ... For the United States does not need a victory for either side, but it is extremely profitable to trample Europe, and also for the last remnants of the USSR - Ukraine and Russia to enthusiastically thresh each other, at the same time destroying what else left from the infrastructure of the USSR, well, having reduced the population of the former USSR. Therefore, no one will demand capitulation, on the contrary, there will be conversations, such as "Russia also needs to be protected," with the passing of throwing off old weapons (should they be put somewhere?) to Ukraine. Just an old weapon and suitable for such a WWI-style war + World War II partisanship + terror war of the early 2000s.
        And also, I think, the agents of influence of the West in Russia, often disguised as patriots, will in every possible way support such a sluggish and strange war without beginning and without end. Moreover, some, quite sincerely, simply do not understand the goals and intentions of the real initiators of the events.
        Forgive me, but you think in terms of a "chess piece", but for "chess players" this is just another game. And many diplomatic statements are just a "check", but not a "checkmate" at all. ... and Europe has already lost, and will once again fall under the United States with all its euros and "European armies".
        1. Deon59
          Deon59 12 December 2022 12: 40
          -2
          What Europe lost in, gas rose in price, so over time the price will fall. Oil was also expensive, so the price fell. And what we won, the shelling of our territories, the death of our citizens. Everything has risen in price, life has become harder. still ahead.
      2. alexoff
        alexoff 13 December 2022 02: 11
        +1
        I read that the United States is pleased with the humiliation of Putin after Kherson, but they believe that if you press him further, then such a worthless ruler will either be sent directly from the throne, or thrust into a distant closet so that he does not shine, and in intra-elite showdowns, the country will become a direct vassal of China, which is just the Americans don't need it. Well, the Chinese will find what to do with our resources, unlike our elites.
    2. Azim77
      Azim77 12 December 2022 11: 42
      0
      Unlike previous world wars, it is the economic World War that is now underway.
      If an allegory: the global economic "ship" is sinking. It binds all the US dollar, like a single rope that connects the participants of the existing market. Someone who is light, keeps well afloat, while someone has a large stone tied tightly with the same rope and pulls it down. And here he is, like a drowned man, clutching at others to hold on. Therefore, the main thing is to break this rope, move away from the drowning one and stay afloat in order to swim to the shore later.
      1. futurohunter
        futurohunter 12 December 2022 15: 07
        +1
        Azim77
        Unlike previous world wars, now there is an economic World War

        Not only. Although, a direct struggle for resources, income, sales markets, etc. is obvious. Despite the fact that the theater of operations is a narrow strip on the border between Russia and Ukraine, economic wars have captured the whole world.
        But here we see other layers of war - ideological, conscientious, for future generations, etc.
        In no other war in Russia has there been such a large number of disloyal or doubting populations. There was not so much elite and business, explicitly or implicitly standing on the side of the enemy.
        There was no such active war for the minds of Russia and for future generations.
        It's not enough to break the "dollar" rope. Here we have a huge systemic crisis both in Russia and in the whole world, which needs to be resolved, at least in Russia. The stability margin of the system will be enough for some time, but is the system sure to be so strong?
        And what would be the economic consequences of such a war? Will we become an economic analogue of Nigeria, only with nuclear weapons?
    3. Eule
      Eule 12 December 2022 15: 41
      -1
      Quote: futurohunter
      information, economic and diplomatic wars,

      The information was conducted by newspapers and speakers from the stands, there were economic sanctions and diplomacy.
      Yes, technology has accelerated everything, and there is a video from the front line, and not sketches of a "military artist", since the movie camera of that time is a truck of equipment and five people:
      The operator rotates the camera itself, choosing a frame
      Assistant focuses
      The second assistant holds a new cassette of film at the ready.
      Lefty running errands with a twig in his hand - makes sure that the sleeve of the first assistant does not fit into the frame, and pushes the sleeve away with a twig
      Lighting technician - holds a huge mirror, highlighting the shadows on the face of the presenter, if he is in the frame, or shades the lens with a huge umbrella so that there are no glare, since there are no hoods on the turret with interchangeable lenses.
      A truck driver or cart driver helps to transport it all.
      But there are no fundamental changes yet. Everyone is afraid of them.
  11. paul3390
    paul3390 12 December 2022 10: 20
    +16
    As Master Sun used to say:Strategy without tactics is the slowest path to victory. Tactics without strategy is just hustle before defeat.»

    So I would like to know - what is it, the strategy of our guarantor in this scenario? Does anyone understand her? And does it actually exist? What are the goals of the operation? Upon reaching which it will be possible to say - yes, we won? What the hell is going on anyway? Well, you can’t fight, keeping the people in absolute ignorance, why is he doing this?
    1. aglet
      aglet 12 December 2022 11: 27
      +6
      "So I would like to know - what is the strategy of our guarantor in this scenario?"
      as the events of the past 10 months show, such a word is not in his dictionary
    2. alexoff
      alexoff 13 December 2022 02: 14
      +1
      Do you remember the negotiations between Putin and Biden in 2021? There, after all, Putin agreed to everything (against China to the last Russian?), And then he asked Europe to return everything to 2007. I think there answers to questions are buried. And wasn't the demarche a secret part of the agreements that, until the last Russian, it was also with Europe?
  12. Barberry25
    Barberry25 12 December 2022 10: 22
    -20
    the delusional nature of the article has been elevated to an absolute .. firstly .. why did the author and his protégé colonel decide that Russia had switched to "strategic defense"? active defense just has as its task to prevent the enemy from accumulating reserves. Secondly .. an epic with nuclear weapons, especially tactical ones ... well, okay, colonel .. he is used to thinking in the wording that he is used to, but what prevents the author from reading defense tactics now ... What to demolish with a nuclear weapon? Bakhmut / Artemovsk? Or in Kiev? With a kilometer radius of destruction ... epic .. but useless
  13. filibuster
    filibuster 12 December 2022 10: 22
    +11
    Well, if the NWO was planned as a small victorious NWO-oshka, that is, in fact, the NWO for the sake of the NWO, then it is clear that now no one can clearly identify the goals. Well, apparently now the goal is to keep the land corridor to the Crimea and this will be presented as a great achievement if successful.
    1. Sahalinets
      Sahalinets 12 December 2022 11: 09
      +4
      Didn't you think that this was being prepared as such a pre-election show-2024 for a triumphant re-election? Sounds crazy, but...
      1. filibuster
        filibuster 12 December 2022 12: 05
        +5
        This is exactly what I believe that the main reason for the SVO is the preparation for the 2024 elections.
    2. N3onMiami
      N3onMiami 12 December 2022 12: 35
      +2
      The goal of the NWO will be declared that we will be able to keep and secure for ourselves.
  14. Alexander Rasmukhambetov
    Alexander Rasmukhambetov 12 December 2022 10: 24
    +11
    They have long understood that we were patient when the northern stream rushed, Sevastopol was attacked, and Engels, I want to shout a guarantor, well, do something with them, they spit in their faces, and you wipe yourself off and all of Russia is with you. Where is the limit, you said you have to beat first.
    1. filibuster
      filibuster 12 December 2022 10: 34
      +12
      I want to scream guarantor, well, do something with them, they spit in their faces


      And what did you shout to the guarantor when he raised the retirement age, rewrote the constitution?
      1. ALARI
        ALARI 12 December 2022 11: 53
        +3
        We all screamed - Don't do it! But behind the Kremlin wall, the cries of the people of Russia are not heard.
      2. AdAstra
        AdAstra 12 December 2022 12: 34
        0
        On the first question, I think "Goal!"...
    2. N3onMiami
      N3onMiami 12 December 2022 12: 37
      +11
      And we ourselves are to blame. They themselves were chosen for these 20 years, so they also sentenced "who, if not Putin?" And everyone who was against was recorded in bulk and called the fifth column.
      Now we are paying.
      1. filibuster
        filibuster 12 December 2022 12: 52
        +1
        there is such a moment that any government is trying to sit on the throne as long as possible and, without strict restrictions on the terms of office, will put pressure on the opposition to the maximum, tighten the screws. Russia is not unique in this, in this regard, the United States, which we hate, has very successfully formed its state system.
  15. Alex Barrett
    Alex Barrett 12 December 2022 10: 36
    -2
    North Korea did not win the war against South Korea, however, both countries are quite successful for themselves. Saddam lost the war in Kuwait, despite this, for many years in Iraq they celebrated the "victory" over the Western coalition. The opinion of many (mainly propagandists) that if Russia loses will disappear is, to put it mildly, untrue - possession of a TV remote control, as you know, can solve all controversial issues. If retreat can be called "leveling the front", then defeat can also be called "peace on mutually beneficial terms." Although the scenario of a nuclear war is perhaps more likely.
    1. futurohunter
      futurohunter 12 December 2022 10: 57
      +3
      I wanted to upvote, but changed my mind. No one needs a nuclear war. Even the USA. For this nullifies their most important strategic achievement - to drop Europe below the plinth and set fire to a cabal on the territory of the former USSR between its two most powerful remnants.
      The world knows examples of wars that went on not even for years, but for decades, up to 100 years. It is very likely that this will be the case.
    2. futurohunter
      futurohunter 12 December 2022 11: 06
      +5
      Alex Barrett
      The opinion that if Russia loses, Russia will disappear is not true
      The West is not interested in the disappearance of Russia. The West badly needs it in the state of a "banana republic" (which it was in the 90s) in order to milk its richest resources. And even an army is needed for such a banana to protect deposits, transport, and extinguish the riots of the natives
  16. solar
    solar 12 December 2022 10: 37
    +3
    Theoretically, the Russian Federation could deliver a single strike with a tactical nuclear missile as a response to this incident

    It reminded me of a bearded anecdote about Vovochka, when theoretically there are three million dollars in a family, and practically an elderly person of non-traditional sexual orientation and two women with reduced social responsibility.
    In reality, expectations from a single use of tactical nuclear weapons are greatly overestimated. It was created specifically for mass use, and not a single one. And now you will not be intimidated by a single application. But this can bring a lot of problems. There is a special addition to the NPT on a nuclear attack on a non-nuclear state.
    An important addition to the treaty is the resolution of the UN Security Council of June 19, 1968 and identical statements by the three nuclear powers - the USSR, the USA and Great Britain on the issue of security guarantees for non-nuclear states parties to the treaty. The resolution provides that in the event of a nuclear attack on a non-nuclear state or the threat of such an attack, the Security Council and, above all, its permanent members possessing nuclear weapons, will have to act immediately in accordance with the UN Charter to repel aggression; it also reaffirms the right of states to individual and collective self-defence in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter until the Security Council takes the necessary measures to maintain international peace and security. The statements made by each of the three Powers at the adoption of this resolution indicate that any State that has committed aggression with the use of nuclear weapons or threatened such aggression should know that its actions will be effectively repelled by measures taken in accordance with the UN Charter; they also proclaim the intention of the USSR, the USA and Great Britain to render assistance to that non-nuclear party to the treaty who is subjected to a nuclear attack.

    And it's not just paper. In fact, this is one of the foundations of the Dnyao. Nuclear weapons are not that difficult technically, and an attack on a non-nuclear state will lead to the collapse of the NPT, and at least two dozen countries will acquire nuclear weapons in the near future, and even more in the foreseeable future.
    No one needs this, primarily the States, so there is no doubt that the response will be very tough, although not necessarily nuclear (although the States have prepared for this option as well - they have made several low-power SLBMs and are now ready to strike back at any moment)
    1. futurohunter
      futurohunter 12 December 2022 11: 04
      +2
      I agree with everything except
      Nuclear weapons are not that difficult technically

      If this were the case, the terrorists would have riveted it long ago in the slums of some Africa.
      Difficult, mega-difficult and mega-expensive. All nuclear powers have not only nuclear, but also space programs, which indicates a high level of technological development of countries. And nuclear weapons are not only the bombs and warheads themselves, but also a developed infrastructure for their maintenance. Perishable goods, you know))
      1. filibuster
        filibuster 12 December 2022 12: 55
        +3
        At one time, South Africa riveted nuclear weapons, then they voluntarily abandoned it, but still we are not talking about terrorists in the slums, but about a more or less developed state, whichever Poland, give it freedom, will acquire its own nuclear weapons in 5-10 years , as well as Turkey, the Czech Republic, Germany, South Korea, Belarus, Kazakhstan and even Ukraine.
        1. futurohunter
          futurohunter 12 December 2022 14: 41
          -1
          South Africa, due to its diamonds, is a fairly rich country. She (had) a very strong military-industrial complex. They did not reach space, but medium-range missiles were able to do it.
          Next on your list:
          the old and extremely dependent limitrophes of Poland and the Czech Republic are incapable.
          Poland, enough, it's obvious why. The Czech Republic is more difficult. It even has reserves of uranium ore. And don't tell me her industry pulled out the Third Reich. Now she is frankly weak.
          Turkey - 20 years, if no one interferes. To begin with, she needs to at least complete the construction of the nuclear power plant (with the help of Russia))) I think that there is a pro-Israeli lobby in Turkey that will not allow this.
          Germany - maybe, but they won't. Too strong vassal dependence on the USA.
          South Korea maybe.
          Belarus - there is no ore, no industrial capacity, no political necessity.
          Kazakhstan has all the necessary infrastructure and uranium mines left from the times of the USSR, and it would take no more than 3-5 years. But there is also no political necessity.
          Ukraine has been discussed many times. In this situation, except for the simplest and dirty options (this is, in fact, not a nuclear, but a radiological weapon), it is incapable of anything else. The infrastructure is destroyed or stolen, the "brains" mostly fled outside Ukraine, and such a project would definitely interfere with the production of "conventional" weapons. No one will definitely help her in this matter (a monkey with a grenade), but they will even interfere very much. They can corny just buy and export all the necessary raw materials. They can only give ready-made, if they deem it necessary
          1. filibuster
            filibuster 12 December 2022 15: 52
            0
            . And don't tell me her industry pulled out the Third Reich. Now she is frankly weak.


            The Czechs have a strong machine-building complex, they even have a tokamak https://3seaseurope.com/tokamak-prague-compass-upgrade-artificial-sun-czechia/


            Turkey - 20 years, if no one interferes. To begin with, she needs to at least complete the construction of the nuclear power plant (with the help of Russia))) I think that there is a pro-Israeli lobby in Turkey that will not allow this.
            Germany - maybe, but they won't. Too strong vassal dependence on the USA.
            South Korea maybe.
            Belarus - there is no ore, no industrial capacity, no political necessity.
            Kazakhstan has all the necessary infrastructure and uranium mines left from the times of the USSR, and it would take no more than 3-5 years. But there is also no political necessity. Ukraine has been discussed many times.


            Everything that prevents the listed countries from acquiring nuclear weapons within 5-10, only international agreements and nothing more, the technology has long been known to everyone.
            1. futurohunter
              futurohunter 12 December 2022 18: 00
              0
              filibuster
              international treaties and nothing more, the technology has long been known to everyone
              The devil, as usual, is in the details. The technology is known, but is it possible to use this technology? Everything is not so simple here ... Not to mention the fact that very large efforts and money are needed
              1. filibuster
                filibuster 12 December 2022 18: 19
                0
                Well, not so much money is needed if we are talking about states, especially since if there are no international restrictions, then there will immediately be countries that will share technologies for a certain amount of billions of dollars, at one time Saddam Hussein was not for such I bought a large sum from the French for a nuclear reactor to produce plutonium.
          2. solar
            solar 13 December 2022 00: 54
            0
            Once the Nyao disintegrates, the nuclear powers will spring up like mushrooms after the rain. If necessary, two or three will cooperate, having common goals and common enemies. Nuclear weapons will appear in Poland, and in Turkey, and in Germany, and in Ukraine.
            So far, it is not there, since the distribution is artificially limited. As soon as this loses its meaning, the development of nuclear weapons will go very quickly.
        2. futurohunter
          futurohunter 12 December 2022 15: 00
          0
          I will add about Poland and the Czech Republic. Just a thought visited, and remembered, the Czech Republic is also a fragment of the state of Czechoslovakia.
          So, in Poland there are not even nuclear power plants, and if we look at the level of industrial production in Poland in the 15th-XNUMXst century, we will see that it was extremely low. Polish industry after the Second World War was held solely by the help of the USSR, Italy and France. We will hardly see our own Polish products. And those that they were able to do (such as the M-XNUMX "Melets" aircraft) are ugly and unsuccessful. Now, I think, the situation in Poland is even worse.
          Czechoslovakia, unlike Poland, has always been famous for very interesting developments. For example, Czech cars and planes went to the USSR (and are still in operation). The Czech Republic has its own nuclear power plants. True, after the collapse of the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, I think that their situation is not so hot. Moreover, their entire industry was sold to foreign owners
      2. Eule
        Eule 12 December 2022 15: 44
        -1
        Quote: futurohunter
        terrorists would long ago

        The fact that fanatical Muslim terrorists have never blown up a church, a tax office, or any bank already seems to hint that not everything is so simple. Islam, if anything, prohibits usury.
        1. futurohunter
          futurohunter 12 December 2022 17: 59
          0
          So what? And what about usury? Islamists are blowing up something not "out of principle", but with a specific purpose. Terror is one of the tools of war.
          Everything you listed was blown up, and more than once.
          1. alexoff
            alexoff 13 December 2022 02: 20
            0
            Terrorists have never picked geraniums on their knees and sent them to some American base. Maximum - with a crooked mortar or a couple of rockets from hail somewhere towards the base
      3. solar
        solar 13 December 2022 00: 45
        0
        If this were the case, the terrorists would have riveted it long ago in the slums of some Africa.

        Did I write that every terrorist on his knee is able to twist?
        I wrote about the fact that a couple of dozen states in the world have a technical level that makes it possible to create atomic weapons in a short time. This, by the way, was succeeded by the DPRK, for example, quite quickly. The organization of the missile technology restriction regime includes 35 states (that is, they possess certain rather serious missile technologies), a few more are not formally included, but adhere to its rules.
        There are also many states that have space agencies, although not all of them have independently launched rockets into space. Almost any of them in the near future or in the foreseeable future is capable of creating nuclear weapons. And as soon as there are enough components of nuclear weapons in the world, then the possibilities of its creation will increase even more. What no one wants.
  17. gurza2007
    gurza2007 12 December 2022 10: 51
    -7
    https://youtu.be/WX-UwdOgxcg

    Germans from the GDR and Russian Germans understand this situation correctly

    And then one Anglo-Saxon blizzard !!!
    Down with the muck of all information resources!!!
    And let Western specialists read their opinions to themselves at night, because we have one good place for this - in a latrine !!!)))
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  19. seacap
    seacap 12 December 2022 12: 01
    +5
    There is no need to make a panacea out of nuclear weapons to solve all problems, the use of WMD will not solve any current problems of the state and the Armed Forces, it is just a tool (means) of deterrence for a one-time and specific use, after which the world will cease to exist within an hour. Modern conventional weapons, especially when used in a complex manner, have surpassed nuclear weapons in terms of efficiency, they do not require special training of personnel, military units and second-hand equipment, which, by the way, we also have problems with. For successful "work" on the battlefield, in my opinion, it is necessary to urgently return to the concept of the historical and traditional for the Russian continental army formation of units and formations, control system, rear and logistics. In parallel, as soon as possible, restore the main scientific, military training and research and analytical centers at all levels up to the General Staff, at first according to the old methods, with subsequent and accelerated replacement with the current ones as they are ready and tested. Nationalize, at least strictly control the financial and banking system, the military-industrial complex industry, resource supply organizations, primary and vocational education, bring the Academy of Sciences to the status of a ministry, all plans and decisions of the entire state administration apparatus, only after scientific substantiation of the relevant departments of the Academy of Sciences. Failure to fulfill government orders, etc. The military-industrial complex, unambiguously regarded as sabotage and treason. The excuse that it is impossible to drive and imprison bronzed mediocrities, thieves from the leadership is untenable (there are enough children who returned from Yale and Oxford studies, and our (no) Anglican HSE "rivets" hard litter) such as that there is no reserve for career elevators is ridiculous and untenable , especially for our country, the criterion should be one - professionalism and significant practical achievements in this field of activity. Finally, put things in order with the governing bodies, get rid of parallel structures, funds and foundations, various fronts and fronts, structures created for beloved children and friends, multiply the responsibility of officials for the results of work and decisions made. Civil service, especially in the state security and law enforcement agencies in case of misconduct or crimes, should be considered as multiple aggravating circumstances, etc. There's a lot more to be said here.
    In my personal opinion, without changing the principles of social and personnel policy, without eliminating the class society, without the nationalization of leadership and "effective managers" of all ranks, without inevitable, fatal responsibility, along with a high level of encouragement, recognition of merit and success, etc. - good luck not to be seen, everything will not resolve itself. It’s a shame that, as always, according to our ancient tradition, from century to century, we betray and destroy ourselves, and when we approach the abyss and get a club on the head, humiliated and spat upon, fighting off a flock of jackals, in blood and tatters, we begin to realize all the horror of life and what we have done, only in such conditions we begin to overcome ourselves, tearing out our nails and tearing the veins at the cost of incredible efforts, we get up and are reborn in all our greatness and wealth, so that later again, in drunken and narcotic delirium, fall into another fetid ditch.
  20. BAI
    BAI 12 December 2022 13: 31
    +2
    For example, someone compares the current military conflict with the Crimean War, someone with the First World War, someone with the Winter War. In the author's opinion, with some reservations, it can be argued that Russia found itself in the position of the German Empire in the First World War.

    The beginning of SVO 1 in 1 - the war with Finland. Continuation - growing into Vietnam. There, the United States also at first shouted that they were only supplying weapons, and then they got into it up to their ears. And now everything is heading towards it.
    Here they will put the USA on Ukraine F16. And then - tactical nuclear bombs to them. So, what is next?
  21. vlad2000
    vlad2000 12 December 2022 13: 48
    +3
    Comrade Stalin said - cadres decide everything))) what cadres led the country for 30 years and what cadres developed plans for this war, we have such a situation now. And on TV everything can again be explained to everyone about the genius of the leadership and about the secret victorious plans that are in the head one person))) the Bolsheviks in 30 years from a destroyed agricultural country made a powerful industrial power, and after the Second World War, again in 30 years from a destroyed country they made the second superpower in terms of military and economic power on the planet. And the current leaders, greedy for money, sold everything in the country in 30 years .made a simple gas station out of it.
  22. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 12 December 2022 14: 16
    -9
    If you skip all the nonsense that the author drew, then in its purest form we have a fundamental difference - in 1918, Germany had nothing to feed even the army and navy (the Kiel uprising), not to mention ordinary people, for Russia this problem does not exist at all , basically.
    1. futurohunter
      futurohunter 12 December 2022 15: 10
      +1
      Of course, there is no hunger in today's Russia, but there is a gigantic stratification of the population in terms of living standards (few countries have such a thing), and a huge number of infrastructural and managerial problems, for example, a non-functioning bureaucracy and an inoperative judicial system
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 12 December 2022 22: 20
        -2
        It is you, in Russia, who think that life is bad for you. The reasons can be very different - bureaucrats, thieves, slobs, etc. To understand what is bad, in fact, you can ask those who live in that part of Ukraine that is not yet.
    2. Eule
      Eule 12 December 2022 15: 50
      +2
      Quote: TermNachTER
      fundamental difference - in 1918, Germany had nothing to feed even the army and navy (Kiel uprising), not to mention ordinary people

      Eh, I don’t know where you work and by whom, but the entire food industry is critically dependent on imported components. And in order for at least the bakeries to work without downtime without imported parts, you will have to shoot the PFR, cancel the extortions, and at each bakery keep three shifts of repairmen, three mechanical engineers and some more units in reserve to duplicate.
      Now there are stocks of parts, something is being imported by parallel imports, but the situation in the industry raises concerns - according to salespeople, since 2020, key components are being sold and imported by a multiple less.
      Orders for new equipment for newly opened productions are also a multiple less, so I am writing here from home in an unpaid downtime, and not collecting something I need in the workshop.
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 12 December 2022 22: 24
        -2
        The main problem of the food industry is raw materials. No matter how wonderful the equipment is, but if there is no grain, beets, meat, milk, etc. It's just high tech scrap metal. And if all of the above is - the people will figure out how to survive. Bake cakes from flour, salt and water, fry potatoes, cook porridge, even I know how, although I have never been a cook.
        1. Dmitry Rigov
          Dmitry Rigov 13 December 2022 00: 34
          0
          Well, yes, you can chew the roots, as Prokhanov suggested. Only here it is clearly impossible to win with this skill. For us, import substitution worked only for grain, seeds of the same beet and other vegetable crops, up to 90% of imports are continuous. The problem is not even this, but the fact that it will not be particularly difficult for Western countries to establish the production of ammunition (and we sell raw materials) and save the Armed Forces of Ukraine from shell hunger, and there they will also bring Western-made tanks / aircraft, in this case it will come to military defeat for us. We can't pull an economic war against half of the world.
          1. TermNachTer
            TermNachTer 13 December 2022 01: 42
            0
            If everything was so simple, they would have been filled up long ago - the war has been going on for almost a year. However, the manufacture of 155 - mm. shells are not numbers to draw in a computer.
            1. Dmitry Rigov
              Dmitry Rigov 13 December 2022 11: 26
              0
              If they needed it, they would. Considering that in six months the RF Armed Forces had to retreat in the Kharkiv region, mobilize and surrender the Russian city, it means that Western supplies are doing a good job.
              1. TermNachTer
                TermNachTer 13 December 2022 12: 03
                0
                General Molke - Jr. once wrote: "The purpose of the operation is to defeat and destroy the enemy army. The territory is secondary, when the enemy army is destroyed, the territory will come by itself" - this is about Kharkov. About could fill up. Don't forget that the US is capitalism. And the bourgeois, first of all, thinks about his own benefit. Today there is a war - shells are needed, he will build a plant, hire workers, buy raw materials. The war is over - what should he do with the plant, workers and contracted supplies of raw materials, energy carriers and everything else?
  23. know
    know 12 December 2022 14: 34
    +3
    Due to the mistakes of Putin, Lavrov, the foreign intelligence service and the entire leadership of the Ministry of Defense, the "partners" dragged Russia into a war of attrition. This, unfortunately, is an indisputable fact.
    The liberal elite turned out to be rotten and corrupt; not only "pseudo-stars" fled, but high-level government officials like Chubais. The younger generation, with the connivance of Putin, a great lover of Solzhenitsyn and Sakharov, was brought up in such a way that almost a million young "hamsters" fled Russia, so as not to fight for her in case of emergency. And that is why both Western politicians and their Ukrainian puppets are so optimistic - simple arithmetic says that Russia will have to surrender. But arithmetic does not take into account the Russian character. However, the price of mistakes by the country's top leadership will be very high.
  24. iouris
    iouris 12 December 2022 16: 01
    -2
    Where is the dead end? One of two things: either a military victory or a catastrophe comparable to the Civil War of 1918-1937. And it will not be the dictatorship of the proletariat.
  25. Solingist
    Solingist 12 December 2022 16: 15
    -10
    Do not feed bread - let the country steer and show the president what and how to do. At the same time, obviously, comparing in his mind his level of competence and awareness with the presidential one. It has been said more than once: the NWO is only a small part of the confrontation with the West on the "grand chessboard." But no, we do not know how to think so strongly and deeply. Let's take only the war and for it we will unleash all the dogs on the president.
  26. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 12 December 2022 16: 16
    +1
    Who is to blame and what to do?

    Looking at the current Russian "elite", sometimes you think that they are some kind of aliens who have no idea about the life, values, culture and moral standards of the rest of the population of Russia. And they are busy, like the heroes of Hollywood fantasy, exclusively pumping out and exporting resources. Having taken them out, they plan to leave for another planet for permanent residence.

    Here is the answer - who is to blame.
    And what to do with this "ilita"? As in China - execution in the squares.
  27. Bolkonsky
    Bolkonsky 12 December 2022 18: 08
    -2
    Yes, no one is to blame. Blame the top, greedy to disgrace stealing. Just wait for defeat. It will be interesting what we will have in Russia after the defeat. The United States has been the loser in many wars. Nothing happened. I even think it did good, I think it will do for us))
    1. iouris
      iouris 12 December 2022 19: 14
      +1
      Quote: Bolkonsky
      Yes, no one is to blame.

      The question is not who is to blame, but who will answer. As always, our God-bearing people will answer, and personally everyone whom the victors attribute to this people.
      But we are told that victory is inevitable, so I am personally concerned about our forgiveness.
  28. acetophenone
    acetophenone 12 December 2022 18: 22
    +2
    At the moment, Russia is in a strategic impasse, from which it will not be easy to get out. To do this, first of all, it is necessary to reverse the situation in Ukraine. How can this be done?
    But no way. The current leadership of Russia cannot do this. Because he doesn't want to. They are well fed as well. Do you understand? They have everything. And what is not there is not worth the risk of losing everything, including life. Enough for their age. And after them - even a flood.
    I pick up the phone for Lashevich, if we don’t strangle, they will strangle us. Either I take the phone, or get the proletarian soul out of the body.
    So the question before these not worth it. Well, the result - according to the efforts.
  29. Dart2027
    Dart2027 12 December 2022 19: 18
    0
    Even in the event of a complete blackout in Ukraine (which will not be easy to achieve, given that the West is helping Kyiv to restore the energy infrastructure)
    It is interesting how, given that the equipment they produce with the system created according to Soviet standards does not fit very well.
    focus on strikes against transport infrastructure facilities - bridges and railway junctions
    But the railway, just, is very easy to restore - they will find the rails without problems.
  30. Jonny_Su
    Jonny_Su 12 December 2022 22: 47
    +1
    When using tactical nuclear weapons, they can in response.
    And on the opinion of Strelkov about the inefficient defeat of the energy infrastructure, there is an opinion, for example, of Isaev about the possibility of achieving results with constant pressure (see his TG).
  31. DO
    DO 12 December 2022 23: 47
    +2
    What to do, what to do ...
    First, the
    it is more logical to focus on strikes against transport infrastructure facilities - bridges and railway junctions

    But after all, in the tenth month of the CBO, methodical and daily work in this direction did not begin.
    The methodical work on the main technical advantage of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - on satellite communication, positioning and reconnaissance systems over Ukraine has not begun either. This is, first of all, the physical destruction of the Starlink civil network terminals used by the Armed Forces, territorial-selective jamming of GPS, etc.
    Efforts to saturate the Russian grouping of troops with all types of UAVs, reconnaissance and strike, are far from complete.
    The same applies to modern means of military communications and intelligence, to a significant advance of the Russian army towards a network-centric organization of hostilities.
    --
    Instead, Alksnis, together with the author, propose strikes against Ukraine with tactical nuclear weapons.
    What will it give? Cardinally in military terms, nothing. For, in the conditions of Russian strikes on Ukraine with missiles and Geraniums, the forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are dispersed. And at least a symmetrical nuclear response from the "partners" will be guaranteed one way or another.
    And most importantly, a huge step will be taken towards the exchange of strategic nuclear strikes.
  32. Eugene Zaboy
    Eugene Zaboy 13 December 2022 02: 44
    -1
    The author somehow avoids historical realities. The United States, along with NATO and allies, fought for about 20 years and tried to conquer Afghanistan, and then fell from the wheels of aircraft onto the runway and the vicinity of Kabul. The examples could go on for quite some time. More than one trillion was spent on the campaign in Afghanistan. dollars and how it ended. So why should the conflict in Ukraine end any differently? The volume of railway transportation in Ukraine in November 2022 amounted to less than 50% of the same period in November 2021. What is this talking about? About a similar drop in production volumes.
    What and how Ukraine will fight in 2023, if it does not negotiate with Russia, is unknown. The state of the Ukrainian economy already in 2021 left much to be desired. In fact, today Ukraine is fully supported by the West in the literal sense of the word. Not always, in order to win, soldiers must go forward, you can win by other methods, saving the lives of soldiers. How much money and resources will Ukraine need in 2023 to wage war, and how much in 2024? How many will remain willing to support Ukraine. This is probably not the most popular method of warfare, there are no high-profile victories and fireworks, but the examples of Vietnam, Syria and Afghanistan show that this is a sure and guaranteed path to victory. After all, it is not the Russian army that should win, but the people of Ukraine, who, as everyone claims, are tired of poverty and the tyranny of the oligarchs plundering the state for the sake of Western partners. Or maybe this is not what Ukrainian migrants talk about when they explain the reasons for their departure from Ukraine. All unanimously say that they are tired of waiting and hoping for the best. Is it with 30 years of continuous assistance from the US and the EU? Does this help look strange?
    1. Horn
      Horn 14 December 2022 11: 51
      0
      You are confusing God's gift with scrambled eggs. What is it about Afghanistan? There the population is hostile to the United States. In Ukraine - friendly. From an incorrect assumption, you built a whole theory "so we will win!"
      1. Eugene Zaboy
        Eugene Zaboy 14 December 2022 23: 12
        0
        Why, then, is the friendly population of Ukraine fighting in Ukraine against US puppets with Russian weapons? Or, you will argue that it is exclusively the Russians who are fighting. The situation differs from Afghanistan only in the terrain, the type of weapons used, and the population.
  33. Hadji Murat
    Hadji Murat 13 December 2022 02: 44
    -5
    The author completely denies our country the possibility of Victory, frankly a paradoxical article, the whole world is not taken into account, only the "almighty" West, the situation is compared a century ago and the current one, I doubt that now the French would have endured Verdun
    1. certero
      certero 13 December 2022 05: 52
      +5
      Quote: Hadji Murat
      The author completely denies our country the possibility of Victory,

      The author denies the possibility of victory under the current leadership. Simply because no one knows what Victory is in their understanding. You know? If so, tell me.
  34. thrush68
    thrush68 13 December 2022 05: 42
    -3
    Skomorokhov's sect has replenished with one more follower??????
  35. netzer
    netzer 13 December 2022 08: 57
    0
    You mean the Siegfriedstellung, like your photo depicts and like I noted already 5 weeks ago, when Russia pulled out of Kherson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_Line
    Which preceded the Siegfriedline-line/Westwall of 1936-1945.
  36. Tank destroyerSU-100
    Tank destroyerSU-100 13 December 2022 10: 02
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    I agree with many things, but not with the use of tactical nuclear weapons. For this will create a precedent that Israel and NATO will use with joyful search. Moreover, they have more than enough targets that they just itch to hit: Iran, Cuba, Syria, Yemen. And our use of tactical nuclear weapons will untie their hands.
    And victory in the NMD will become possible only if the Kremlin suddenly announces to ALL business groups that from now on it does not care about their business interests, the blows will be delivered based on military-strategic interests. And any interference by business groups in military planning will be equated with sabotage and treason.
    1. User_neydobniu
      User_neydobniu 13 December 2022 12: 21
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      I agree with many things, but not with the use of tactical nuclear weapons. For this will create a precedent that Israel and NATO will use with joyful search.

      I'm wondering when your city will be bombed with non-nuclear weapons, will you go out into the street and also urge not to use nuclear weapons for a retaliatory strike?
  37. Archimedos
    Archimedos 13 December 2022 10: 55
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    ... Carriage disputes are the last thing when there is nothing else to drink, But the train goes on, the bottle is empty, And it pulls to talk .... (c) How many couch strategists and esperds we have horror! And everyone knows how to fight and how to win. And once a smart person told me: "don't be smart without having strategic and tactical intelligence in your hands" Or someone is being reported directly here from the headquarters, and he is a bastard hiding under the guise of an ordinary user ?! ))
  38. single-n
    single-n 13 December 2022 11: 04
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    Crap. For such a barrier as in the photo, you need to tear off your hands and stuff. Is it specifically for the convenience of pulling them apart with chains and fittings? Yes, mounting loops left!. Hooked and drag "train". And to bite this armature is a matter of the 1st minute - with a bolt cutter. Or a battery grinder. If we already decided to connect, then it was necessary with something like a muddle. with a wire of 1,5-2 mm or a plastic cord with a breaking force of 100 kilograms, and in 2-3 rows. You will have to connect each block separately. And of course no ears should stick out. Although, of course, attaching a cable to a concrete cube takes 2 minutes without them, but why make the job easier?
  39. flicker
    flicker 13 December 2022 14: 14
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    In this article, we will try to answer the questions - what should Russia do to get out of the strategic impasse, and why the lack of a strategy can lead to a deplorable outcome?

    So lack of strategy or strategic impasse?

    The transition to strategic defense is a decision, on the one hand, caused by objective reasons (at the moment the RF Armed Forces lack the ability to conduct large-scale offensive operations), on the other hand, it is a path leading nowhere. For the simple reason that it is impossible to achieve victory by waging war on the defensive

    But our entire history suggests otherwise.
    In 1812 we were forced to defend ourselves (and even surrendered Moscow), but ended up in Paris.
    Why?
    During WWI, on the contrary, we actively attacked and as a result almost lost the state (thanks to the Bolsheviks, who managed to save the state at the cost of enormous efforts).
    During WWII, we again defended ourselves at first (already off the banks of the Volga), but as a result, we hoisted a banner over the Reichstag.
    So at the expense of defense, everything is not so clear. Moreover, both attack and defense have the goal of destroying the enemy. As a rule, the one who inflicts more tangible losses on the enemy wins. Attackers usually suffer heavy losses - and largely due to this, it becomes possible to attack a weakened enemy.

    In general, it can be stated that the Russian command, after the failure of the first stage of the war, that is, the campaign against Kyiv

    For us, it was not a "failure", but a transition from the first scenario to the second scenario. It was a failure (and catastrophic!) for Ukraine. For the first scenario allowed Ukraine to survive, but the second no longer exists.
    “Grinding” at the front is always a mutual process, and it is extremely dangerous to get hung up on it. A war of attrition is objectively beneficial to Ukraine and the West, because the collective West has more resources and a greater margin of safety than Russia.

    Yep, both. Especially if our artillery and VKS inflict an order of magnitude more strikes.
    Experts who argue that the conflict in Ukraine could last eight years apparently do not really understand that in the long run Russia is objectively weaker than the US and Europe and risks defeat. The conflict in Ukraine must be ended as soon as possible, as the risks for Russia are growing.

    The statement is more than controversial. For military operations, it is necessary to supply military equipment and ammunition to the front. Europe practically does not produce them, so it will be necessary to drag them from the USA. Yep, it's been 8 years.
    An attack on an airfield with strategic aircraft - an experiment to assess the reaction of the Russian leadership?

    Well, in general, yes.
    We avoided attacks on the airfields of the same Poland, only because we were afraid of NATO missile attacks on our deep rear. If attacks begin on our deep rear, then we will begin to inflict similar strikes with conventional weapons on NATO territories.
    It was this circumstance that for a long time kept the United States from supplying Ukraine with long-range missiles. The opposite is also true - it was not the supply of long-range missiles to Ukraine that kept us from striking Polish airfields that receive military cargo for Ukraine.
    And if long-range missiles appear in Ukraine (and Ukraine itself is no longer capable of producing something like this), then we will begin to hit the territory of NATO countries. And the answer of our MO should be considered in this context.
    And Ukraine's immediate response to the creation of extended-range kamikaze drones (up to 1000 km) should be seen as an attempt to justify US intervention in this matter.

    In general, such attacks indicate not only that no one is afraid of Russia, but also that Ukraine, with the support of the West, is thus probing Russia's reaction to strategically important objects in the deep rear.

    Just the opposite. If they weren’t afraid, they would have delivered obvious blows on behalf of NATO. And so NATO has nothing to do with it, it's all Ukraine.
    Such attacks are the result of a series of failures of the Russian Armed Forces during the military operation in Ukraine and the outright toothlessness of the Russian political leadership.

    Exactly the opposite. Attempts to unbalance the political leadership of Russia, force them to use excessive force, and then blow their trumpets to the whole world - you see how bloodthirsty Russia is.
    but the best answer would be the destruction of government buildings in Kyiv. But this was not done due to the fact that the Russian Federation expects to conclude agreements with Ukraine and the West

    =This has not been done for another reason, due to the fact that decisions are not made in Kyiv.=
    Who is to blame and what to do?
    Answer the age-old question - who is to blame, and what to do? - quite difficult, given that according to the official version, "everything is going according to plan." And if everything goes according to plan, then, therefore, there are no guilty parties, and no one needs to be punished.

    Will I have to explain again, depending on what you understand by the plan?
    If for you a PLAN is something ossified and unchangeable, then this is one thing, if a PLAN is something within which the ability to respond flexibly to changing conditions is laid, then this is another.
    We are talking about the PLAN of the process within which there is a contradiction and confrontation - this is a military conflict.
    Like The PLAN is drawn up through the "IF, THEN" mechanism.
    As the condition changes, so does the solution.

    Such plans are formed through scenarios.
    There are always three scenarios: 1 - the most favorable, 2 - the least favorable and 3 - the average between 1 and 2.
    Inside the scenario, there are many options that are divided in the same way - two extreme and in the middle.
    They always try to choose the best scenario, the best option. Optimal is the maximum effect at a minimum cost.
    ---
    So, the first scenario (the most favorable one) was based on the fact that several units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine would withdraw from the front and go to Kyiv (everything would have ended within a couple of weeks). Once again, this was the best scenario for the state of Ukraine and for those who love Ukraine so much.
    This scenario did not work, which is why we were forced to withdraw troops from near Kyiv. And after a couple of weeks we switched to the second scenario (between favorable and unfavorable)
    ---
    1. flicker
      flicker 13 December 2022 14: 15
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      The second scenario, full-scale hostilities between Russia and Ukraine.
      Under this scenario, already in May, the military-technical capabilities of Ukraine were exhausted.
      Those. we won. But only the total assistance of the West allowed Ukraine not to capitulate.
      It can be said that from that moment on, the West finally became the rear of Ukraine - it is clear that without a rear, no front will hold out for a long time. We expected that the West (Germany in particular) would refuse to be the rear of Ukraine in the fall.
      Since the EU (and Germany in particular) signed under gas sanctions against Russia, promising them that Russia would collapse by autumn and they would receive Russian gas practically free of charge. But Russia survived, and the problems began with the EU. So the West's plan failed, and everyone writes about the failure of our plan.
      Germany, closer to autumn, wanted to give up gas sanctions, when suddenly in September SP-1,2 were blown up. It was from this moment that scenario -2 ended.

      Everyone suddenly realized that the West would not be allowed to refuse to be the Ukrainian rear.
      And from that moment, from the moment of the explosion at SP-1,2, scenario 3 (the most unfavorable) began for us.
      --
      This is a long-term military conflict in Ukraine.
      Scenario - 3 is a protracted conflict.
      Protracted conflict requires, above all, resources for conflict. Hence, the partial mobilization and transition of many defense enterprises to work in three shifts (moreover, the transition began to take place in the summer, i.e. even then they began to prepare for scenario -3.)
      The long-term scenario assumes not only the availability of resources, but also their savings. Therefore, the transition to the defense. Departure from the right bank of the Dnieper to the left. So all autumn actions are dictated by this very scenario -3.
      So, in principle, we can say that we are acting within the framework of the existing PLAN, only we are forced to move on to the most unfavorable scenario. =


      At the moment, Russia is in a strategic impasse, from which it will not be easy to get out.
      To do this, first of all, it is necessary to reverse the situation in Ukraine. How can this be done?

      Like this?
      This goal must be set, an idea is needed that will unite society and answer the question “where is Russia heading?”

      Yep, it's that simple.)
      Secondly, strikes on the Ukrainian energy infrastructure, which many consider a panacea, in fact, have practically no effect on the situation on the fronts.

      Well, yes, does the front somehow depend on the rear? Don't you need to zombify the population of Ukraine too? Railway transportation in November decreased by a third compared to last year, many enterprises do not work, etc., etc. And in this case, how to fight for 8 years?

      Thirdly, the question arises - due to what will Russia turn the tide?

      Due to scenario-3. which is already being implemented.
      Russia has three scenarios for ending the military conflict - isolation in the format of the DPRK / Iran, becoming a vassal of China, or capitulation with reparations and "repentance"

      Russia has one scenario for the end of the military conflict - this is WIN!
      There are no other scenarios in this question.
  40. Scientist_
    Scientist_ 13 December 2022 23: 31
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    punish the perpetrators of these mistakes

    Do you seriously believe that the main culprit will punish himself? Just like a non-commissioned officer's widow who flogged herself laughing
  41. Scientist_
    Scientist_ 13 December 2022 23: 37
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    Quote: Hadji Murat
    the whole world is not taken into account, only the "omnipotent" West

    And where is he, this whole world apart from the West?
  42. Carlos Hall
    Carlos Hall 14 December 2022 01: 08
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    And why should the Western bloc wear out for a long time supporting Ukraine, while China tirelessly continues its ascent? Here the analysis of the author of this article fails. It is as if England and the United States fell apart against Germany in World War II, and Russia or Japan did not participate in the battle and in the meantime strengthened their positions.
  43. Alexey G
    Alexey G 14 December 2022 02: 44
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    The author incorrectly assesses the possibilities of Russia.
    Russia cannot in any way be compared with Germany. This is an inappropriate analogy that leads to incorrect conclusions!
    The analogy is made based on non-essential features.
    The Second Reich entered the war with one single, rather weak militarily ally (the Austro-Hungarian Empire). The decisive German offensive at the first stage ended in failure and developed into a long positional war. The Chief of the German General Staff, Erich von Falkenhayn, for quite a long time considered this war to be quite successful, withI read that the Germans "grind the enemy", and that it is possible to successfully wage war "by limited aims with a determined aim".

    Here are three signs by which he draws an analogy, after which he concludes that
    in the long run, Russia is objectively weaker than the United States and Europe and risks being defeated. The conflict in Ukraine must be ended as soon as possible, as the risks for Russia are growing.

    However, the main conclusion does not follow from the similarity of insignificant features.
    Yes, Belarus is our main and not very strong ally. Yes, our first offensive was unsuccessful. And yes, we are now engaged in grinding in the defense of the enemy.
    But how does it follow that in a long war we are weaker than the enemy???
    Did the Germans lose in the long run as a result of a defensive war ?? NO. The enemy also led her defensively. The main reason for the defeat of the Germans in the long run is the lack of resources.
    Oil, metals, food and more. All this was not enough for Germany, since there were no colonies, and the lands of the Reich were scarce. That is why the Germans chose Blitzkrieg as their main target. Rapid success or failure.
    But Russia has everything it needs for a long battle. Yes, there are problems with the volume of industry, but in a long struggle it can be increased if there are resources. The enemy is far away, he does not bomb factories and cities. We can add, but can the Europeans and the USA add? Very doubtful.
    Resource-producing countries do not fall under the US as before. They, like us, want to take revenge on the West and do not want any globalization, because they know that they then have a khan, like Saddam or Gaddafi.
    And without the resources of Khan Europe and the United States. Yes, they have technological production, but there is no energy for its operation, that is, there is no reason to turn it on, but we have them. That is why Putin is in no hurry. Putin knows that he does not need a blitz. He mobilizes the economy, strengthens the army. He is like Peter. Yes, there was Narva, but there will be Poltava! This comparison is much better!

    Secondly, strikes on the Ukrainian energy infrastructure, which many consider a panacea, in fact, have practically no effect on the situation on the fronts. Even in the event of a complete blackout in Ukraine (which will not be easy to achieve, given that the West is helping Kiev to restore the energy infrastructure), the Ukrainian army will not be completely without electricity (there are enough generators), and its supply will not stop.

    This is also a false conclusion. The army consists of reservists, and the more Ukrainians flee abroad from the cold and inconvenience, the fewer of them will be at the front.
    The less energy, the less the factories for the production of shells work, which means the weaker the army.
    inferior to them in some components (equipment, strategic intelligence, etc.).

    We can overcome all this backlog! I don't consider it significant.
    In addition, the United States has an adversary in the form of China, weakening us, they weaken themselves, and China is strengthened. The risk of a protracted war leads to a strengthening of the SI. Can the US afford it? No. They need a quick victory or a failure...
  44. Horn
    Horn 14 December 2022 05: 56
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    Quote: Bolt Cutter
    Even then she did not sell the empire for chewing gum
    Then - just like that - everyone thought that they would have two German cars and three pairs of American jeans laughing . Now everything is much more realistic. Maidan will not pass in Russia - no more than 5% of the population supporting it - that is, approximately like homosexuals and less than regular drug users. yes

    So no more is needed. What, in Ukraine, the Maidan gathered most of the population? Did the majority vote for the collapse of the USSR?
    Any coup is done by an insignificant bunch. Do the majority of the population hold parades of "heterosexuality"? No, a tiny bunch of fagots are shaking their dicks in front of normal people, and instead of taking a club, we just walk away. Ssym. We are afraid to step out of our comfort zone.
  45. Vasilyevich Pensioner
    Vasilyevich Pensioner 14 December 2022 10: 33
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    In other words, such an attack is a pretext for inflicting a nuclear strike on a state that commits such sabotage.
    After reading this conclusion, you can not read the rest. Only in a sick head will such a thought come. We are not the State Department, and Ukraine is not Japan. It was for the Yankees that there was no doubt about throwing punches. In Japan, a purebred enemy and their territory is thousands / km from the United States. And to strike near our borders, and the population, which is not all hostile to us, will be under attack - idiocy. Increasingly, the idea arises that during the Second World War, some punitive structures really brought great benefits.
  46. azmt
    azmt 14 December 2022 11: 35
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    The article is essentially a retelling of the words of Strelkov and Alksnis smile
  47. Tank destroyerSU-100
    Tank destroyerSU-100 14 December 2022 13: 34
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    Quote from: User_neydobniu
    I agree with many things, but not with the use of tactical nuclear weapons. For this will create a precedent that Israel and NATO will use with joyful search.

    I'm wondering when your city will be bombed with non-nuclear weapons, will you go out into the street and also urge not to use nuclear weapons for a retaliatory strike?

    And if you are not able to protect your territory from a non-nuclear retaliatory strike, it’s not good to get into a fight.
    If you are not able to inflict unacceptable damage to the enemy by non-nuclear means, it’s not good to put your fingers like a fan.
    If business groups rule over which targets to hit, for whatever, then it’s not a damn thing to start a military operation.
  48. crossbow
    crossbow 14 December 2022 17: 20
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    The author is right in stating that tactical nuclear weapons are battlefield weapons. Therefore, it had to be used when we were conducting offensive operations. Namely: when approaching Kyiv in the initial phase (February-March), when attacking Nikolaev and Odessa. It was necessary to inflict crushing blows on the rear and communications in Western Ukraine in order to cut transport corridors (bridges, tunnels, etc.) When we now switched to defense, its use has lost any meaning - why just destroy objects that will restored after 2 months. And it is pointless to threaten the use of strategic weapons to the whole world. The world is not afraid of this. Therefore, whenever the Supreme Commander addresses this topic, he either puts the nuclear deterrence forces into a special mode of combat duty or starts talking about a preventive nuclear strike. This is perceived by the Americans as his weakness and indecision. This in turn provokes further creeping escalation. It is necessary either to eventually strike, or simply not to discuss this topic in the public space.
  49. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 14 December 2022 23: 12
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    The conflict in Ukraine must be ended as soon as possible, as the risks for Russia are growing.

    Gold words ! It would be better if there was an understanding of this at the top ...
    I would not call the current situation a dead end, but our behavior in it really looks like behavior at a dead end. Now I'm not so much talking about the transition to defense - this just does not raise questions for me. After the collapse of the original plan, in the case of limited forces, there is ALWAYS a pause and a regrouping - the addition of available resources for the implementation of the NEW option. A historical comparison (not too biased, but as the only logic of action) could be the bummer of the German "Barbarossa" and the capture of Moscow - in the cold season, the Germans also went on the defensive and the Red Army also put pressure on them (despite the colossal losses incurred losses in the first stage of the war), this pressure also led to the reconquest of territories - however, the war did not end there, as well as in the winter counteroffensive.
    If we assume that behind all this strategic pause we have some kind of military planning for the spring-summer, then everything is just quite logical. Another thing is that I am skeptical about the indirect signs of such preparation ...
  50. Bayun
    Bayun 15 December 2022 00: 19
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    In the world parasitic-capitalist single oligarchy("Oligarchies of all countries united") Russia plays the role of the "evil cop" perfectly.

    The analogy with WWI is only that in it world globalism destroyed empires and monarchies, and today it is destroying nation states.

    An independent Russia would become "Taras Bulba" in relation to the country-U: "I gave birth to you, I will kill you." Unfortunately, if we discard the true national liberation rhetoric of the authorities, the actual state of affairs points to the multilateral ideological, financial and economic neo-colonial dependence of the Russian Federation.