Is Anybody Else Scared?

that WWIII may be just around the corner

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 by starkers | Discussion: Current Events

I think the title [and sub-title] pretty much explains it....and BTW, this is not a political post, but rather a sad look at world events.

I have been following the news on events regarding Russia's dealings with the Ukraine and it has me quite worried that a full scale invasion will trigger WWIII... and then there's the lunatic in the East showing aggression to Taiwan and other neighbours in Asia.

Frankly, these are not the best of times to be alive, what with these two crackpots who could bring destruction to the world as we know it.  There is nothing good about war... everyone eventually is a loser, not that these two crackpots care.  They will not back down because greed and the lust for greater power is inherently too stong in them both.  I mean, both are targetting countries for their industries and resources, so it's more about greed and power than it is about so-called historical ownership or self defence/peacekeeping, etc.

What do you think?  Are we heading into full-scale war or will there be last minute peace deals?

First Previous Page 6 of 6 Next Last
naroon1
Reply #101 Thursday, March 31, 2022 10:41 AM

starkers

My hopes for an earlier cease fire and withdrawal have become quite pessimistic and folorn.  The so-called withdrawal from Kyiv is a ploy and will not fully occur.  The US and UK are saying that they're observing small troop movements but it more appears to be a regrouping of troops and equipment to mount ground attacks after the RF airforce has bombed the shit out of Kyiv and broken the spirits of those who remain.

So sad, all because of a lunatic dictator's lust for more wealth and power.  I had hoped I'd never see another war after Iraq, but here it is in all it's ugliness and brutality.

Sorry starkers, i did not know you served in Iraq, you have my utmost respect, i now understand your words more. I too have seen way too much war, Yugoslavia in the 90s was my last Combat Tour, One of Two in that place, i too hoped not to see war of this kind in Europe again.

Putin is a confirmed Liar, RF forces are just re supplying and digging in, but it is Ukraine right now who have the best success in the field, this is massively Important right now and for future talks about peace. As long as we continue to send foreign Fighters and equipment, they have a fighting chance. This can not last indefinitely as RF has the time and money to wait this out, Bombing from afar, Brutalising the towns and Cities citizens they have took over with Rape, Theft and Starvation.

Remember to Hold The Line starkers, the Ukrainian people in those places are Smashed and Broken, but not Finished by far yet mate. I love the way the Ukrainian Army are leaving Pro Propaganda Leaflets and painting on Road Signs "Welcome To Hell, Leave Now Or We Bury You Here" and the leaflets that say, "We Fight You With One Hand Behind Our Back And Are Hurting You, Wait To See How We Fight You With Two Hands"  This kind of thing scares the shit out of conscripts. Professionals like us are trained to ignore this kind of stuff and take it with a pinch of salt.

Today my Government has Sanctioned Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev or the Butcher of Mariupol for the Theatre Attack on woman and kids, this is the first step, naming him , the next will be putting together Evidence to charge him with War Crimes. Every Soldier in a position of Command (and lower ranks) all understand, you do not have to follow an Illegal Order to Bomb Civilians, but as his boss is a Dictator, RF Commanders will follow his orders, in time they will pay the price and hopefully Die in a Prison just like High Ranking Animals in Yugoslavia.

 

Slava Ukraini .

PhoenixRising1
Reply #102 Sunday, April 3, 2022 3:20 AM

I think it is finally safe to call it...

For the battle of Kyiv Putin has lost! All of Europe is more safe because of it.

Hard battles may still be ahead, but Ukraine should be proud.

naroon1
Reply #103 Sunday, April 3, 2022 11:23 AM

PhoenixRising1

I think it is finally safe to call it...

For the battle of Kyiv Putin has lost! All of Europe is more safe because of it.

Hard battles may still be ahead, but Ukraine should be proud.

Hi PhoenixRising1.

We are also now seeing what the RF forces have left in there wake, Civilians actively hunted down and shot dead in the streets, Uncountable reports of woman Brutalised, mines laid everywhere the RF troops are leaving.

I hope you are right but nagging doubts are still running amok in my head, they will flood the Donbas region with ground troops so Putin has something positive to tell his people to justify things, then i think he will re group, re think and again threaten other Cities in Ukraine. The hope of internal strife between Putin's government may have been alleviated by this recent move to concentrate on Donbas only area, but we can still live in hope the sanctions will grind down Putin and his economy.

Kyiv fighters and all the others cities defenders are brave beyond belief, they have proved to be a huge thorn in the Russians side and will again. I am very proud of every single man, woman in Ukraine, they have showed the western world just how to fight to the last man, being effective with very little to nothing.

I feel this is only the end of the beginning.

 

Slava Ukraini .

PhoenixRising1
Reply #104 Sunday, April 3, 2022 5:13 PM

naroon1

We are also now seeing what the RF forces have left in there wake, Civilians actively hunted down and shot dead in the streets, Uncountable reports of woman Brutalised, mines laid everywhere the RF troops are leaving.

The aftermath is horrible. It could be easy to mistake the RF as a terrorist organization at this point 

naroon1

they will flood the Donbas region with ground troops

My best analogy of where we are at in this war could be a scenario we have all experienced when playing the Parker bros. game Risk.

Basically, it is like Putin lined up 3 cannons on the border to take a over a contenent who's best held territory only had 1 cavalry unit, it should have been a sure fire victory... Have you ever attacked a territory in Risk with 3 cannons and ended up on a losing streak against the defense and suddenly been down to only 1 cannon against a still standing cavalry unit? This is basically what just happened. So now Putin is in a situation where he still wants something so he is going to try his luck against an easier target before he ends his turn. His losses are just too severe to attack the calvary held territory again.

This isnt to discredit the hard battle ahead in the donbas region. Ukraine still stands to lose some territory if they do not win the next battle.

naroon1
Reply #105 Monday, April 4, 2022 11:31 AM

PhoenixRising1


Quoting naroon1,

We are also now seeing what the RF forces have left in there wake, Civilians actively hunted down and shot dead in the streets, Uncountable reports of woman Brutalised, mines laid everywhere the RF troops are leaving.



The aftermath is horrible. It could be easy to mistake the RF as a terrorist organization at this point 


Quoting naroon1,

they will flood the Donbas region with ground troops



My best analogy of where we are at in this war could be a scenario we have all experienced when playing the Parker bros. game Risk.

Basically, it is like Putin lined up 3 cannons on the border to take a over a contenent who's best held territory only had 1 cavalry unit, it should have been a sure fire victory... Have you ever attacked a territory in Risk with 3 cannons and ended up on a losing streak against the defense and suddenly been down to only 1 cannon against a still standing cavalry unit? This is basically what just happened. So now Putin is in a situation where he still wants something so he is going to try his luck against an easier target before he ends his turn. His losses are just too severe to attack the calvary held territory again.

This isnt to discredit the hard battle ahead in the donbas region. Ukraine still stands to lose some territory if they do not win the next battle.

Sorry Phoenix.

 

I am an Ex Soldier And Private Military Contractor, i do not play games, video /board. I can only comment on what a war zone is like and how things are done , good and Horrific, so i have absolutely no idea about the game you mention. Soldiers or at least the people i have worked with, do not like to play War games, watch war films or TV shows about War(with only a few exceptions), simple because a lot of us has seen how real war can be and stories on film and games just do not compare.

For Soldiers in war zones, it is crucial to understand who you are fighting and to some extent why the people who you are fighting are fighting you. The ground chosen to fight in. I have experience of Fighting Regular Well trained and equipped soldiers, i have fought Rebels, Private well equipped PMCs and guerrillas although well equipped, but soldiers in name only.

A Soldiers worth and effectiveness can be measured in this way. Conscripts are poorly trained and motivated, lacking in Basic Military Know How, who we now know are Killing at will, actively seeking out new targets to Rape, Mutilate and Kill. The commanders of such men are No better allowing or turning a blind eye to such things. Well Trained/ motivated Professional Soldiers and there leadership can be worth more than there numbers.

The Ukrainian people have proved there worth against Putin's Animals, They are fighting to protect there families, there Homes and there cities and country as a whole, extremely well motivated, better equipped by the day, Led by Commanders who favour Hit And Melt away, Repeat, inflicting untold damage on a Larger Army, who by the way are stupid enough to allow troops to Digg in to Irradiated Soil then scratch there heads when men start to become sick. Professional Soldiers and the chain of command would never have done this.

This is why a much smaller force who are extremely motivated as they have no other choice, it is there land and homes, can hold off a much bigger force of men, using what they have, massive amounts of improvisation, and a belief, Failure is not any kind of option.

This is the only analogy as an Ex Professional Soldier and PMC i can make, based on 5 Combat Tours in Two Countries were Genocide was the norm.

Please do not think Putin and his wish to control all of Ukraine has now ended, those Animals moving back from Kyiv and other cities previously, will be re arming, re supplying, re grouping, ready for the next stage. Donbas and connecting up that side of Ukraine will just allow the RF forces to have better supply chains right into Russia almost unbroken, but remember the Georgian International Legion are in that area right now and have been for years, there numbers swelled by Foreign Fighters bringing modern know how and skillsets to the Military there, some of my friends included.

So what's next.

If Putin can manage to link up all his forces in the Donbas region, Odessa will then be bombed into oblivion like Mariupol, after Odessa Putin will control the whole east side of the country, if that does happen and i hope it can be either negotiated or some other truce can occur before that Donbas will always be a divided area with GIL forces hitting and melting away, but never Russian, you watch Putin's Balls grow, after Donbas Putin will need a Buffer zone further into western Ukraine beyond the boundaries of Donbas as a (Not My Words) Security measure for The Russian Federation Safety and to ensure peace.

 

Slava Ukraini .

PhoenixRising1
Reply #106 Monday, April 4, 2022 4:04 PM

Naroon,

I do agree with your assessment. On one hand it is amazing how well Ukraine defended Kyiv against what was considered a much better army from a number and equipment standpoint. But, on the other the Ukraine still stand to lose 1/3 of their land and that is still really bad news if that happens. The war is no where near over and everyone needs to keep maximum pressure on Putin. Interestingly, there are reports that Putin is already planning a big victory parade for his win over Ukraine for May 9th. I have also seen reports that Russia is running out of military supplies. Ukraine on the other hand has fresh military supplies being delivered by many countries daily. Eventually Russia is going to hit a wall in their ability to keep fighting.

naroon1
Reply #107 Tuesday, April 5, 2022 11:24 AM

PhoenixRising1

Naroon,

I do agree with your assessment. On one hand it is amazing how well Ukraine defended Kyiv against what was considered a much better army from a number and equipment standpoint. But, on the other the Ukraine still stand to lose 1/3 of their land and that is still really bad news if that happens. The war is no where near over and everyone needs to keep maximum pressure on Putin. Interestingly, there are reports that Putin is already planning a big victory parade for his win over Ukraine for May 9th. I have also seen reports that Russia is running out of military supplies. Ukraine on the other hand has fresh military supplies being delivered by many countries daily. Eventually Russia is going to hit a wall in their ability to keep fighting.

 

Hi Phoenix i hope you are well mate.

Just had some new intel about RF Fighter Jets SU-34. This is possible the most advanced Fighter Jet on the planet and RF Forces have now lost 3, at 36 Million quid a plane in lost Hardware alone.

It would not surprise me about the Victory Parade, Putin probably scheduled it in, a couple of months ago.

You are 100% correct about Russians  starting to run out of certain items, no one has seen sanctions like this against a single country ever, but we can not forget how much Military Equipment the RF has, what they have lost so far is only a fraction of the whole countries military ability. The RF Battle Groups deployed in Ukraine have lost men, high value equipment and more importantly, High Ranking Officers, but during this so called "Concentrate On Donbas" period, they will be re supplying those very Battle Groups, giving those Animals pulling out of Kyiv, Bucha and other Cities R&R, in a week or two they will be back up to optimum strength as many have pulled back to Belarus a puppet government and massive supporter of TRF, after all, those Battle Groups invaded from Belarus and still have Logistics and equipment there. Due to the size of TRF military Ability, i would not say they are running out of supplies, but will say for Right Now, they are short of things, hence the ploy to say, stage 1 is complete, we now move to the Donbas region, they simply have much more resources to call upon. Yes my country and others are sending much needed equipment and Lethal Aid for Ukraine, but moving this kind of Tech into Ukraine in the levels needed is still a logistic challenge, doable yes. Even with our help, it does give them a fighting chance. I do not think TRF are near hitting a wall in there abilities to keep fighting, they have so much more to draw from.

News just in, the UN ambassador at the big UN meeting going on right now has called for TRF to be removed from the Humanitarian Council.

 

Slava Ukraini .

PhoenixRising1
Reply #108 Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:58 PM

Hello Naroon. I am doing well.

It is amazing to me that US intelligence got this war soo wrong. With Russia's advanced technology such as the SU-34 and troop numbers it was thought that Ukraine would fall in 3-4 days. Surely this is close to what Russia also calculated when they chose to invade. I believe Russia is now on the receiving end of one of history's greatest upsets.

I have been rooting for Ukraine this whole time and I hope this becomes the most costliest mistakes Russia has ever made. Had Russia taken Ukraine in 3-4 days I think we would still be talking ww3 fears right now. Fortunately for us all, Ukraine is tough.

 

naroon1
Reply #109 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 10:26 AM

PhoenixRising1

Hi Phoenix

Hi Phoenix.

I think TRF were more than confident about this being a Short Invasion. When you have the Army Numbers and equipment TRF has, they must have been confident or at least Putin must of thought this. Agreed, TRF are now facing one of the costliest action to date. The sanctions are being ramped up, the western world are already deciding how best to not buy any more Gas and Oil to further starve Putin's ambitions , all the while we are sending Lethal Aid in higher numbers.

I have to put out a Huge thanks to the Czech Republic right now for making the Bold decision to send Tanks and Artillery Pieces.

I have friends Fighting in Ukraine and I have been working Logistics to help facilitate this, we all help and try to support Ukraine in any way we can. Never in a million Years did i think i would be doing this kind of work again, especially in Europe, but mans penchant for wanting what others have, will never fully go away i think. I just have to keep up helping in the only way i know, for as long as necessary.

Now there is proof of War Crimes in many Cities around Kyiv. Seen a lot of this kind of thing in Africa and Yugoslavia, but it goes on daily in a lot of African Countries and we never see it in the news, i can never forget what i did see, would never want to, these things have to be reported and spoken about, and the Commanders from TRF who's men were involved should, and i hope ,Die In Prison, they do not deserve to be in a position of Command and should be outed as Animals who allow Rape, Torture and Illegal Executions. 

 

Slava Ukraini .

starkers
Reply #110 Friday, April 8, 2022 10:46 AM

I've had some real life things to attend to but needed to clear this up....

"Sorry starkers, i did not know you served in Iraq, you have my utmost respect, i now understand your words more."

No I did not serve in Iraq but my nephew did.  He lost several of his mates in a roadside bomb explosion and he has never been the same since.  Nothing prepares you for something like that, and that is why I said that I hoped Iraq would be the last war I saw... from a human standpoint, that is.

I wouldn't have been able to serve even had I wanted to.  I was already unfit and would not have passed the medical, much less basic training, etc.  I'd had too many broken bones in the past, had mobility issues and was pretty much riddled with arthritis, even back then.  Nowadays I depend on a mobility scooter if I need to go anywhere past my front fence.

naroon1
Reply #111 Saturday, April 9, 2022 7:33 AM

starkers

I've had some real life things to attend to but needed to clear this up....


"Sorry starkers, i did not know you served in Iraq, you have my utmost respect, i now understand your words more."


No I did not serve in Iraq but my nephew did.  He lost several of his mates in a roadside bomb explosion and he has never been the same since.  Nothing prepares you for something like that, and that is why I said that I hoped Iraq would be the last war I saw... from a human standpoint, that is.

I wouldn't have been able to serve even had I wanted to.  I was already unfit and would not have passed the medical, much less basic training, etc.  I'd had too many broken bones in the past, had mobility issues and was pretty much riddled with arthritis, even back then.  Nowadays I depend on a mobility scooter if I need to go anywhere past my front fence.

Hi starkers, hope you are well.

Sorry about presuming you served in Iraq, Pass on my very best wishes to your nephew, i too have lost friends, too many, the memory never forgets those Bravest of us and who gave everything.

I also wish you the very best with your health issues, i too have something recently diagnosed (During The Pandemic), something i can not beat, something that when it becomes fully blown, will allow me a possible 7 year period before it takes my own life, getting older can be cruel. But on the up side, my beloved wife, finished her Radiotherapy yesterday  after Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Surgery. No one ever promised us life would be easy, especially some of us who feel the ravages of Bad Health.

 

Slava Ukraini .

starkers
Reply #112 Saturday, April 9, 2022 8:08 PM

"Hi starkers, hope you are well.

 

Sorry about presuming you served in Iraq, Pass on my very best wishes to your nephew, i too have lost friends, too many, the memory never forgets those Bravest of us and who gave everything."

That's okay, text doesn't always convey the correct or intended meaning.  As for my nephew, I haven't seen him in years, not since he and his wife split around 2002.  After that he just seemed to disappear

"I also wish you the very best with your health issues, i too have something recently diagnosed (During The Pandemic), something i can not beat, something that when it becomes fully blown, will allow me a possible 7 year period before it takes my own life, getting older can be cruel. But on the up side, my beloved wife, finished her Radiotherapy yesterday  after Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Surgery. No one ever promised us life would be easy, especially some of us who feel the ravages of Bad Health."

Thanks for that, I appreciate the kind gesture.  Thing Is, artritis never gets any better, you just have to learn to live with it as best you can  I do take pain meds and anti-inflammatories that help to ease it some.  They don't completely get rid of the pain but they do help me manage it better.  I also suffer with vertigo and type 2 diabetes, which can affect my balance, but again, I've learnt how to live with it as best I can.

As for your own health issues, all the very best wishes and I hope that you too can learn to live with it as I have done, as pain and symptom free as possible.  I also wish your wife a speedy recovery and that the insidious disease does not return.  A friend of mine recently had both her breasts removed due to cancer being found in one, with the surgeon advising that she had the other removed at the same time as it was only a matter of time before it too became cancerous.

You are right though, life was never meant to be easy... then politicians and bankers set out to prove it.

As for the conflict in Ukraine, I am becoming more and more incensed and disgusted at what the Russians are doing, particularly to civilians and the innocent.  Surely the world can do more to help them, not just with sanctions against Russia and its elite, but with more and better weapons to better match what the Russians have.... perhaps withsome practical help on the ground as well.  Yes, there is a multi-national contractor force there but is that enough to repel the Russians and drive them out of Ukraine entirely?

 

naroon1
Reply #113 Sunday, April 10, 2022 11:17 AM

starkers


"Hi starkers, hope you are well.

 

Sorry about presuming you served in Iraq, Pass on my very best wishes to your nephew, i too have lost friends, too many, the memory never forgets those Bravest of us and who gave everything."


That's okay, text doesn't always convey the correct or intended meaning.  As for my nephew, I haven't seen him in years, not since he and his wife split around 2002.  After that he just seemed to disappear


"I also wish you the very best with your health issues, i too have something recently diagnosed (During The Pandemic), something i can not beat, something that when it becomes fully blown, will allow me a possible 7 year period before it takes my own life, getting older can be cruel. But on the up side, my beloved wife, finished her Radiotherapy yesterday  after Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Surgery. No one ever promised us life would be easy, especially some of us who feel the ravages of Bad Health."


Thanks for that, I appreciate the kind gesture.  Thing Is, artritis never gets any better, you just have to learn to live with it as best you can  I do take pain meds and anti-inflammatories that help to ease it some.  They don't completely get rid of the pain but they do help me manage it better.  I also suffer with vertigo and type 2 diabetes, which can affect my balance, but again, I've learnt how to live with it as best I can.

As for your own health issues, all the very best wishes and I hope that you too can learn to live with it as I have done, as pain and symptom free as possible.  I also wish your wife a speedy recovery and that the insidious disease does not return.  A friend of mine recently had both her breasts removed due to cancer being found in one, with the surgeon advising that she had the other removed at the same time as it was only a matter of time before it too became cancerous.

You are right though, life was never meant to be easy... then politicians and bankers set out to prove it.

As for the conflict in Ukraine, I am becoming more and more incensed and disgusted at what the Russians are doing, particularly to civilians and the innocent.  Surely the world can do more to help them, not just with sanctions against Russia and its elite, but with more and better weapons to better match what the Russians have.... perhaps withsome practical help on the ground as well.  Yes, there is a multi-national contractor force there but is that enough to repel the Russians and drive them out of Ukraine entirely?

 

I hope starkers you can manage your health issues as well as can be expected, living with Pain can seem like a uphill struggle sometimes, something i too understand well.

I am a Cancer Survivor myself as i had Primary Testicular Seminoma which during a Hurricane Episode moved to my Lungs, Liver Stomach And Spine, serious Chemo followed but as in all things chemo is toxic but in saving my life left me with peripheral neuropathy and other conditions i manage daily. I have now been diagnosed with vascular parkinsonism Dementia in it's earliest stage, unfortunately, this condition when fully blown will afford me, maybe 7 years as in it's later stages, it will take my life, nothing i can do about that. Many thanks for wishing my wife well, i do appreciate it.

My countries PM Boris, went on a secret journey to Kyiv this weekend and promised more lethal aid in the Form of Anti Tank, Ground To Air Missiles, and best of all Ground To Ship Missiles so as the RF fleet in the Black Sea now have to think twice before they pound Odessa. Many other things are included in the package, including Body Armour and Night Vision Goggles. If we put official Armed Forces in Ukraine, it can not end well for anyone, Nuclear weapons are not an option as this only leaves losers in any conflict, and to hope we in the west lose the least is too high a price i think.

Putin now needs a Victory to make his 9th of next months Parade look good, that means he will bomb the shit out of Donbas.

 

Slava Ukraini .

starkers
Reply #114 Monday, April 11, 2022 7:22 PM

My father had vascular parkinsonism Dementia from his early sixties until he died aged 76.  It wasn't too bad until he turned 72 and it was awful to see such a proud man decline so much in his latter years.  My mother and I tried between us to care for him but it became too much on us both and we had no choice but to place him in a dementia unit at a nearby nursing home to give hime better care than we could manage ourselves.

As for the conflict in Ukraine, I read that Pootin has sent a general with a brutal history to take over command of the invasion forces.  Hopefully he is a priority target for the Ukranian forces and Putin has to rethink the entire situation.  To be honest, the Russian army has shown no real fight and bombing cities out of existence seems the only way they can make ground.... and that is deplorable due to the civilian deaths and others being forced from their homes to become refugees in Poland and elsewhere.

I also read that the mayor of Mariupol estimates around 100,000 civilians have died in the city but he expects that number to go much higher before the seige is over.  I sure as hell hope that Pootin and all those responsible for these and other war crimes face the international courts and are given the strongest possible sentences, perhaps that will deter other dickhead leaders from following in Pootin's footsteps.

 

naroon1
Reply #115 Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:45 AM

starkers

My father had vascular parkinsonism Dementia from his early sixties until he died aged 76.  It wasn't too bad until he turned 72 and it was awful to see such a proud man decline so much in his latter years.  My mother and I tried between us to care for him but it became too much on us both and we had no choice but to place him in a dementia unit at a nearby nursing home to give hime better care than we could manage ourselves.

As for the conflict in Ukraine, I read that Pootin has sent a general with a brutal history to take over command of the invasion forces.  Hopefully he is a priority target for the Ukranian forces and Putin has to rethink the entire situation.  To be honest, the Russian army has shown no real fight and bombing cities out of existence seems the only way they can make ground.... and that is deplorable due to the civilian deaths and others being forced from their homes to become refugees in Poland and elsewhere.

I also read that the mayor of Mariupol estimates around 100,000 civilians have died in the city but he expects that number to go much higher before the seige is over.  I sure as hell hope that Pootin and all those responsible for these and other war crimes face the international courts and are given the strongest possible sentences, perhaps that will deter other dickhead leaders from following in Pootin's footsteps.

 

Hi starkers.

When i tell people i have "vascular parkinsonism Dementia"  they automatically think i have made a misspelling, glad to have someone who understands it is Vascular Dementia with Heavy Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, but not Parkinson's. Sorry to hear about your Dad, this is my future too. I have been told by my Doctors, when it goes full blown, i may have around 7 years before my own Body looses the ability to swallow amongst other terrible things. I do understand, this is one battle this old Soldier can not win. It is a cruel thing for me as since leaving the military, i have prided myself on my Academic achievements, i gained my Masters Degree going back to University in my later years and being the oldest student in the class by far.

 

I too was concerned to read Gen. Alexander Dvornikov was now overall Commander of RF Forces, he is a Brutal Man who i am sure with Putin's support will devastate the Donbas area of Ukraine. I now have several friends involved in  Defending that area around Mariupol, they are digging in and fortifying there positions, making the best of what they have, they will not make it easy on RF forces. I admire any man or woman who stands on a line with a weapon, and says to all commers "You Shall Not Pass" not on my watch, and willing to Die to achieve this goal.

Putin has already said he does not recognise or will not be bound by International Courts for war crimes but War Criminals will and have said this in the past  too. No sane leader would follow Putin, (besides that Belarus Idiot) the sanctions will start to cripple Russia and should be upped 10 fold to push the point home, they are hurting Russia, time is not on Putin's side, the longer we increase the sanctions, especially the Oil and Gas, the weaker the Russian Machine will be. It is more about how long Ukraine can keep up effectively Fighting.

 

Slava Ukraini .

starkers
Reply #116 Saturday, April 16, 2022 7:02 PM

When i tell people i have "vascular parkinsonism Dementia"  they automatically think i have made a misspelling, glad to have someone who understands it is Vascular Dementia with Heavy Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, but not Parkinson's. Sorry to hear about your Dad, this is my future too. I have been told by my Doctors, when it goes full blown, i may have around 7 years before my own Body looses the ability to swallow amongst other terrible things. I do understand, this is one battle this old Soldier can not win. It is a cruel thing for me as since leaving the military, i have prided myself on my Academic achievements, i gained my Masters Degree going back to University in my later years and being the oldest student in the class by far.

 

 Yes, it is a cruel disease that robs sufferers of their abilites, pride and bodily functions.  Watching my dad deteriorate from the proud and capable man he was to what he became towards the end was gut-wrenching and heartbreaking.  He lost the ability to walk very far so I used to take him out in a wheelchair becuse he loved being outdoors.  It wasn't easy pushing the wheelchair in grass but I used to take him out on the local golf course looking for lost balls.  He was an avid golfer until the dementia took away his ability, so finding lost golf balls allowed him to somehow still be connected to the game.

I went back to school to get my high school certificates, for which my then partner supported, but when I began university she disapproved and moved out, so I had no support of any kind from anyone and had to return to work to support myself and 2 kids.  Oh well, could have been worse.

The war in Ukraine is really pissing me off and I'm starting to shy away from the constant news reports becuse of the wholesale slaughter of civilians, women, children and the elderly.  I'm hoping the increasing sanctions against Putin and his supporters will shut down his ability to fund his war machine, it can't come soon enough in my view, as with millions upon millions of others who condemn this brutal war world-wide.

 

naroon1
Reply #117 Sunday, April 17, 2022 12:47 PM

starkers


When i tell people i have "vascular parkinsonism Dementia"  they automatically think i have made a misspelling, glad to have someone who understands it is Vascular Dementia with Heavy Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, but not Parkinson's. Sorry to hear about your Dad, this is my future too. I have been told by my Doctors, when it goes full blown, i may have around 7 years before my own Body looses the ability to swallow amongst other terrible things. I do understand, this is one battle this old Soldier can not win. It is a cruel thing for me as since leaving the military, i have prided myself on my Academic achievements, i gained my Masters Degree going back to University in my later years and being the oldest student in the class by far.


 

 Yes, it is a cruel disease that robs sufferers of their abilites, pride and bodily functions.  Watching my dad deteriorate from the proud and capable man he was to what he became towards the end was gut-wrenching and heartbreaking.  He lost the ability to walk very far so I used to take him out in a wheelchair becuse he loved being outdoors.  It wasn't easy pushing the wheelchair in grass but I used to take him out on the local golf course looking for lost balls.  He was an avid golfer until the dementia took away his ability, so finding lost golf balls allowed him to somehow still be connected to the game.

I went back to school to get my high school certificates, for which my then partner supported, but when I began university she disapproved and moved out, so I had no support of any kind from anyone and had to return to work to support myself and 2 kids.  Oh well, could have been worse.

The war in Ukraine is really pissing me off and I'm starting to shy away from the constant news reports becuse of the wholesale slaughter of civilians, women, children and the elderly.  I'm hoping the increasing sanctions against Putin and his supporters will shut down his ability to fund his war machine, it can't come soon enough in my view, as with millions upon millions of others who condemn this brutal war world-wide.

 

Hi starkers.

 

Thanks for sharing about your dad and the disease we both share. It is a cruel thing to have and to watch a person you love in such a mental place. As a long time soldier, my biggest worry will be if i blurt out things from my past, i always fought on the side of Light, yes i know a PMC with principles, but as a family man myself and Human Being, i have always held such things in the highest degree. I have seen and done some things that may shock a listener who does not understand my past, so hope this never happens.

I was lucky enough to have my wife's full support for going back to Uni, we did it for each other so it was at least fair, sorry it did not go as well for you.

I can not divert my attention from Ukraine as i have facilitated the movement of many PMCs across Europe and to the east of the country, so in my home at least 1 TV is always on Sky News or BBC 24 Hour news. Messages from Donbas and especially Mariupol are still coming through on secure channels, not sure how much longer this will continue, already lost one old friend there 2 days ago as the current situation is Bleak. RF forces are claiming Mariupol, but as of Today at this current time Mariupol is still Fighting for there lives, i just hope they act tactfully and try to withdraw and fight another day in another part of Ukraine, although i am sure that will not be the case, so Brave, So Patriotic. Every man and woman has my Utmost Respect. I will continue to help in my own way until it is no longer needed.

We all hope the sanction are ramped up even more, Boris my PM is now banned from entering Russia, i am sure that tit for tat will hurt Putin more than Boris as he seems to be made from Teflon. Things moving towards the future, Putin has and will come out of this and will be seen in a very different light than what we are used too. A World Super Power has Invaded a much smaller Country and has all but failed in every goal he set for himself and his Army. Many of the things we are seeing simply should not be happening, Kyiv should have fell to his mighty Army, it did not, the whole country should have been subjugated in days or weeks, it did not happen. The Moskva A Capital Leading ship should have had no problem destroying The Neptune Missiles that sunk it, they can lay down a wall of Large Calibre Machine Gun Fire and we are talking thousands of rounds a minute, think of an electrically powered Midi Gun, think of a wall of steal, i have seen this in action during War Games and it is very, very effective against this kind of missile, but the Moskva and her Captain are now at the Bottom of the Black Sea. Are we seeing a Modern Russia fighting a Modern war No, the reality is something else entirely, so they revert to Bombardment on a mass scale to make there advancements, as a military man of many years, i have never seen such a poor example of A World Super power in the field of Battle, huge losses in both Manpower on the ground, military Hardware lost, high ranking Officers right up to General Rank Dead, this is not how it should be playing out, but again it is, Putin will be remembered for these failures, even he must be wondering if anyone has the Bottle to tell him, he wanted a return back to the old days of the USSR, of Empire and Glory as a Legacy, when in reality he is being taught a lesson in how to Fight by both Ukraine's Professional Soldiers and Electricians, Plumbers, Builders, teachers etc who have put down there tools of there trades and picked up a Weapon, stood on a line and said, this is our home, if you want it, do not expect to take it without your blood being spilt, RF Forces has never seen anything of this kind and it is showing all over the country, i just hope all our western countries continue to send Lethal Aid in greater numbers. President Zelenskyy is saying we will fight them ourselves, all we ask is you keep us armed so we may continue fighting back, let us all hope this continues.

Every single one of us in the west, should support the Ukrainian people in any way we can, they are showing us how to live, fight and Die against a Military Super Powers unwarranted Aggression, i am in Awe and will do everything i can to help, i have had the Honour to serve with some truly Brave people in the past, but never have i seen so much Bravery across all ages, Genders and from a single Nationality, not ever, and believe me i have seen Genocide and ethnic cleansing, in two parts of the World up close.

 

Slava Ukraini .

naroon1
Reply #118 Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:25 AM

Ok, it seems like Putin has upped the anti again. Two British Ex Pats who has served in the Ukrainian Marines since 2018 who were Captured in Mariupol and are now being treated as PMCs, have been sentenced To The Death Penalty, accused of being Terrorists, what utter BullSh*t seeing as Putin has used The Wagner Group extensively since the invasion began, and in every other Crap hole were The Russian Federation has interest, including Africa, this Group gives every other PMC a Bad Name and our mostly responsible for the War Crimes we are seeing from areas RF has withdrawn from.

A Soldier who works privately, or for his Country knows the risks of War, this will not stop the movement of men and equipment over Europe and into Ukraine. This will have a knock on effect as every PMC fighting in occupied areas of Ukraine, will fight to the death, knowing the face the same fate if they surrender or are captured.

A Bad Day.

Slava Ukraini .

Please login to comment and/or vote for this skin.

Welcome Guest! Please take the time to register with us.
There are many great features available to you once you register, including:

  • Richer content, access to many features that are disabled for guests like commenting on the forums and downloading skins.
  • Access to a great community, with a massive database of many, many areas of interest.
  • Access to contests & subscription offers like exclusive emails.
  • It's simple, and FREE!



web-wc01