Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
So commenter “Dan” seems to be ‘balls deep’ in the “Teh Russians are losing!” line of propaganda. In many comments he makes the case that “Russia ain’t shit”. OK… Based off that exact hypothesis, how do you say that?
Your own comment: “…the fact that Russia hasn’t rolled them up and finished this in the 18 months this shit show has been going on is elegant proof that Russia is and has long been a paper bear…” makes me exactly wonder where you’re getting your intel from? I mean me? I only have multiple connections (professional and personal) from ‘days gone by’ (also known to me as “the days of Wine and Roses”) who’ve been keeping me ‘in the loop’ for both personal, as well as professional courtesy, so I know which way I need to jump.
Which BTW, is what we in the real world called a ‘hint’… if this place, as well as the substack goes perma-dark, it means I headed to greener, safer pastures. Jes’ Sayin’.
The major problem, as I tried to outline yesterday, perhaps poorly, is that there are a NUMBER of people who, despite the world changing, cannot get past their own personal prejudices when it comes to Russia, and by extent, the Russian DotMil.
Hell, I grew up with the LAST of the “Cold Warrior” mindset… when I went to Bayonet training, we were told we were DICKs…
Dedicated Infantry Communist Killers. Old habits, it appears to ‘die hard’ so to speak.
I mean reality? Yeah… Faaaar too many people programmed for faaaar too many years, especially the fucking Boomers (and NO no boomer-defense comments will be allowed… insta-block, especially since this isn’t necessarily a negative) who were, as a whole, brainwashed into a “Hate/Kill a Commie For Mommie” from the get-go. Never met Aesop IRL, however, his railing against Russia stinks of Boomerism. Add on from what I know of when he served (1980s, early 80s), and yeah, Brainwashed Anti-Russian Marine… not normally a bad thing but these days? In light of our new reality? Best to tone it down IMO.
Mainly because for all the trash-talk going on, the reality is? Right now, despite the “cheerleading” going on, do you REALIZE what’s ACTUALLY HAPPENING!?!
All these ‘talking heads’…
All these ‘former DotMil’ experts…
All these ‘former Generals’ from all over…
Even worse? All these ‘foreign policy experts’?
Do you know the one thing that ALL OF THEM HAVE OVERLOOKED!?!
Let me fill you in dear reader.
It’s that no matter what, no matter how insignificant the interaction is, be it a firefight at a squad level, a minor Tank-on-Tank Battle in a minor village, or a larger fight between massed units, The Russians Have Gained Combat Experience That The West Can Only Dream Of.
The Russians are Fucking Blooded Now.
Even at the height of our US DotMil “War on Terror” we only had the smallest amount of troops who’d “seen the Elephant” as Kipling would call it. Active shooters so to speak… Not fucking many of them as I well know… These Russian kids/troops, the ones who have survived are the betters of those who didn’t. Consider my own commentary regarding this current conflict, let me tell you, a Grunt who’s lived this long is FAR better than his non-living predecessors… like as in “Who’s your Daddy?” better. Trained, Blooded, and Experienced.
Oh FML if I were still in….
Add on the fact that the folks out there keep using the Russian experiences in Affy, as well as the Georgian conflict, as well as Chechnya as examples of Russia getting their asses kicked. And they keep using them unironically. Tell you what, when you look at the US DotMil record, they need to sit down, and shut up.
OK, with turnabout being fair play, I’d call Korea (draw) Vietnam (loss) Lebanon (loss) Iran (Operation Eagle Claw, loss) Libya (50/50 win/loss) Grenada (win) Persian Gulf and Gulf War I (win but a lot of give and take) Panama (win) Bosnia (loss) Somalia (loss) Gulf War 2 Iraq and Afghanistan “Retards Strike Again” (Both Loses)
Overall, if you notice in the ‘win’ category of the US DotMil, it’s all penny-ante itty-bitty NON major-players involved. And no, don’t want to hear how Iraq was “…the 5th largest military evvvvar!!!” I was there, it’s a bunchabullshit. Numbers are great, but when the numbers are made up of ‘hastily recruited’ ground troops (“Join us or we shoot your children!”) you don’t get a DotMil worth a fuck all at all…
Nope, the US DotMil has not gone up against a peer rival since either Korea (the Joe Chinks) or since World War Two…(Japs and Krauts) your choice… either way, the thing that makes/has me somewhat nervous is the very fact that right now?
You couldn’t write a better script for the Russians to take every. single. country. in. Europe. right now. Think on it objectively.
LITERALLY The Germans, the Dutch, The Austrians, the Belgians, hell, everyone just ’emptied the cupboard’ to send everything to the Krainians. ALL the artillery, all the artillery shells, all of the spare tanks, parts and even the secondary reserve tanks. Every. One. Of. These. Morons. just opened up their borders IF Ivan is feeling really frisky.
And they have no ability to refill those deficits. Not only that, but by all accounts, even the “Great ‘Murican Arsenal of Democracy” is looking a mite burned out at this point…
In fact THAT is what worries me most, as more and more reports ‘slip out’ showing that the current Intel that the “Big Bois” like fucking Milli Vanilli are using, as well as ALL the intel services BESIDES some elements of the DIA and NRO are trying like fuck to point out that the Krainians are fucking over…done with… through… finished.. However, because the limpcock mouth breathing Pedophile we currently have as the primary stakeholder in this unreal shytteshow is still nominally “in charge” we ain’t going to see no changes.
‘Cos right now? Putin has, by my count a quarter of a million blooded, combat experienced troops available to him, whereas, we got the 69th Non-Binary Intersectional Dildo Brigade available as a foil…
Yeaaaaaah It doesn’t look good for the ‘home team’ IMO
God I hope someone puts a bullet or cruise missile in Krainfelds ass sooner, rather than later, this bloodbath needs to stop.