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Report: Russia Fails to Reach Objectives
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 2/24/2022 11:46:35 PM

The Russian invasion of Ukraine isn’t going as easily as I think Vladimir Putin thought it would go. As we noted earlier, they are facing some tough fighting from the Ukrainians as well as thousands of protesters in Russia who have come out against the war. That’s quite something, given the oppressive state of Russia and how they would face immediate retribution. Yet, protesters have come out anyway. Ukraine fought back to recapture an airport the Russians had taken. So, Russia isn’t going to be able to do what they wanted because they haven’t met the goals they were trying to meet by now – which was to seize all

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 2/25/2022 12:10:40 AM (No. 1082038)
Ukraine, capture a few more Russian soldiers and make political prisoners out of them. Then a little waterboarding followed by having them denounce Putie and Russia. An execution or beheading or two will get Putie's attention and the Russian population will notice in horror. Yes, this is heinous but war is hell.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: formerNYer 2/25/2022 12:13:42 AM (No. 1082040)
Make Russia howl, make them pay dearly for every house, street & neighborhood. Maybe you can get a Russian trucker's convoy to Moscow!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: SALady 2/25/2022 12:38:57 AM (No. 1082045)
Ukraine cannot win this war. Period. Russia has too many men and too many resources. All that dragging this out is going to do is cost a lot of Ukrainian lives and destruction to property. Whether it is a few days or a few weeks, Russia will rule Ukraine again (as they have for most of the last 100 years). The only question is how many dead women and children are their "heroics" going to cost the Ukrainians. The only thing that could stop Russia is for NATO to declare WW-3 on Russia, which they will not do over a non-member state since they really don't want to see their women and children killed too. The Russians are not nice people. They will kill, maim, torture, carpet bomb, and basically kill and destroy everything and everyone they have to do accomplish their goals. Too darn bad the USA doesn't have a strong leader who could actually deal with Putin strong leader to strong leader. That could have actually stopped all this (like it did under President Trump for 4 years). But we have a weak and impotent doddering old fool like Senile Joe bidet. So Ukraine is reamed!!!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 2/25/2022 12:51:02 AM (No. 1082052)
A friend in Ukraine told me that "10,000 weapons were given out to people who wanted to fight, and there wer long lines of people waiting to get them". Best wishes to the Ukrainians.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: NotaBene 2/25/2022 3:34:53 AM (No. 1082093)
The Russians seem to have achieved a lot in two days. Air supremacy, amphibious landing in Odessa, destruction of the Ukrainian fleet in port, destruction of all military airports, uncontested naval control of the Black Sea, pouring North from Crimea and reopening blocked water supply for Crimea, tank columns streaming south from Belarus. Not too shabby to enter the Ukranian defensive perimeter like hot knife through butter. Ukrainian Karens for eight years besieged Donbass, wanted US to conquer Russian Crimea for them. Sorry but not sorry buddies, go have Alexandra Chalupa, Victoria Nuland, Fiona Hill, and Colonel Alexander Vindman take your chestnuts out of the fire. I don’t like Ukraine since they arranged the Trump impeachment.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rich323 2/25/2022 3:40:36 AM (No. 1082095)
So the Vindman brothers showed up and fought off the Russians? Hello? Alexander are you there?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mifla 2/25/2022 4:54:28 AM (No. 1082120)
A soldier fighting to defend his country fights harder than a soldier who is invading someone else's country.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: chance_232 2/25/2022 5:38:37 AM (No. 1082143)
I seem to recall CNN declaring Iraq a quagmire 72 hours into the invasion. These experts don't know whats happening on the ground nor what the objectives are. Russia hasn't been in a real war in a very long time. They may be a bit rusty.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: TCloud 2/25/2022 6:41:20 AM (No. 1082158)
Ukrainians are outgunned and Nato and the West are waaay too Woke to be effective because of PC/ROE. It is like too many Chiefs and not enough Indians!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mofongo 2/25/2022 6:45:17 AM (No. 1082163)
Is that you, Josef Goebbels? Who writes this stuff?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 2/25/2022 6:53:17 AM (No. 1082167)
I don't know that Russia's objectives are fully understood. What if Russia's objectives include multiple biolabs in Ukraine that are working on more dangerous viruses?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: F15 Gork 2/25/2022 6:59:33 AM (No. 1082172)
Like someone said yesterday.....”The Ukrainians really could have used that 85 Billion dollars worth of equipment abandoned in Afghanistan”...... By Benedict Biden.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: LLAMA 2/25/2022 7:56:00 AM (No. 1082220)
I feel sad for the predicament Ukraine is in, but they must solve their own problems. And feckless Ukrainians like Vindman, who wreaked havoc on our President's (DJT) administration make it harder to sympathize with them. And it's good that they are passing out guns to citizens, but maybe they wouldn't have to do that if they hadn't take their guns in the first place.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Clinger 2/25/2022 8:18:35 AM (No. 1082257)
Even if that is true it may or may not have any significance at all. The Von Schlieffen was highly dependent on timing where hours mattered let alone days. The delays bought time for defenses to be thrown up culminating in the all too familiar trench war stalemate. I fail to see a parallel in Ukraine. Zelensky gets, let's say a day. So he passes out a few more AK 47 to 10 year old's? There's no cavalry on the way there's no BEF on the way, there's no fragile time dependent plan to collapse. In conclusion, so what.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lazyman 2/25/2022 8:30:45 AM (No. 1082276)
In a month, sadly the Russian flag will be hanging from all the Ukrainian windows.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Quigley 2/25/2022 8:38:48 AM (No. 1082284)
We need to know what huncher biday was doing in the Ukraine and what pappy poopy pants got and why. If i were putin I’d be angry about an American vp and then pres participating in the corruption of a country on my border.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: TLCary 2/25/2022 8:42:24 AM (No. 1082288)
"Russia Fails to Reach Objectives". That would be the "objective" the author just dreamed up that was even more catastrophic than losing their air defense system in a few hours. That rhetoric is a trite and meaningless exercise. In the movies, every man defending his honor takes out 1,000 enemy fighters. In war, it makes a tiny fraction of a difference. Russia has several times the military resources, which means everything. If this is decided on the battlefield between Ukraine and Russia, then it's already done.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ebenezer 2/25/2022 9:23:01 AM (No. 1082336)
A number of posters on this thread seem to forget that we didn't win the Vietnam War, and the Soviet Union lost in Afghanistan. In both cases, the much smaller and weaker country held off the larger and stronger one. War is as much political as it is military.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bighambone 2/25/2022 9:29:41 AM (No. 1082343)
When the combat starts, a lot of previous military plans go down the tubes and have be reevaluated and changed. It’s almost always been like that.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 2/25/2022 9:43:22 AM (No. 1082356)
This author doesn't know or understand why Russia is there. They did achieve a lot of their objectives. Seven out of the 11 Bio Labs, making the virus for the next Pandemic (as stated by Bill Gates) were destroyed. This isn't about Russia invading, it's about taking down the Deep State that has possessed that country. Who was the largest contributor to Hillery's campaign and the Clinton Foundation? Soros? BLM? Democrats? NO it was the Ukraine. I do believe Putin and Trump are on the same page here. Let's not judge to quickly here.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 2/25/2022 10:19:04 AM (No. 1082403)
Ukraine is the most corrupt country in the world that has given millions to the Biden family. I don't care one whit about Ukraine! I do however care about OUR border. OUR sovereignty. OUR criminal politicians... Let's do US first.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Kate318 2/25/2022 10:22:44 AM (No. 1082409)
Wow, #20. I haven’t heard that theory. If true, that’s the best news I’ve heard in 2 years. It actually would answer a lot of questions that I have about this whole Russia/Ukraine thing. It’s interesting to me that the world is embracing the “poor Ukraine, evil Russia” narrative. I have learned enough in my lifetime to know that the immediate narrative is usually 180 degrees from the truth. Thanks for your post.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: HicoKid 2/25/2022 10:27:51 AM (No. 1082418)
Democrats and RINOs alike must say farewell to a failed, corrupt state that was perfect for back-channeling US aid into their pockets. The party's over. No more money laundering and checks in the mailbox. Their own projections and use of Russia as a punching bag have materialized and come true.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Zigrid 2/25/2022 10:34:48 AM (No. 1082427)
Oh how Putin must be grumbling this morning...his game plan was pushed back because Ukrainians want no part of Russia...and it seems the Russians want no part of putin's war...interesting turn of events...I guess the Russian people remember the afghan war and all their casulties ...wonder how putin will spin this one...
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Reply 25 - Posted by: bigfatslob 2/25/2022 10:42:59 AM (No. 1082436)
The French Resistance did it to the Germans in WWII so the western Ukrainians can do it to. Make Russia pay for the landscape with blood. Just resist our government can't/won't help God bless the people of Ukraine, be brave. What would we do if attacked on our homeland? MUGA
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Reply 26 - Posted by: little guy 2/25/2022 11:24:07 AM (No. 1082500)
History seems to repeat itself, doesn't it? When a country is invaded by a superior force the only choice is to surrender the flat land you can't hold and consolidate your power into a region you can fight from. Move the government --- basically exile --- into that area and then resort to guerilla warfare ... while begging other countries to help. The record shows that resistance by power alone is usually futile but by not giving them easy targets, you save civilians. Make one land area impossible to get into without lots of heavy costs in life & material. Then demand or beg the UN, the European Union, neighboring counties, etc. help you. And pray you can hold out better & longer than the Alamo! Help may not ever arrive but truly brutal scenery and the loss of thousands of Russian lives is not something Putin can tolerate for long.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: TexaTucky 2/25/2022 11:34:29 AM (No. 1082511)
If Russia were supplying arms and funding to Cuba and threatening to add it to the Warsaw pact, would we be justified in military intervention? We used to think so. Now switch out the players. Ukraine shares a border with Russia. We've supplied arms and funding and threatened to add Ukraine to NATO. What kind of pink hat would Putin be if he didn't protect his country? Right now we're facing a modern-day Cuban Missile Crisis, except we are the antagonists this time. The wiser course might just be to back down like Khrushchev did.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: dman 2/25/2022 12:11:12 PM (No. 1082562)
Prayers for these brave people with a bleak prospect. Our feckless "allies" are showing themselves. The Euroscam is plain to see. Still praying that God will 'flip' Putin like Saul of Tarsus. It can and has happened in the past. Like Cyrus, Artaxerxes, Constantine, and others: God can use whomever He wants on His side. What greater "legacy" could Putin leave than to be among these heroes of History? Think about it, Vladimir .. please.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: MAGA Might 2/25/2022 12:19:02 PM (No. 1082569)
May God bless the Ukrainian people. Pray for Ukraine.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Geoman 2/25/2022 12:20:43 PM (No. 1082574)
Re: #3 - Ho Chi Minh begs your pardon. The Russians had a similar experience to our Vietnam debacle in Afghanistan up the Mujahideen. The Muslims were aided by U. S. weapons, small arms and shoulder-fired rockets, put to devastating use against Russian helicopters, even if amounted to only a fraction of the weaponry Biden intentionally left for the Taliban in Afghanistan. If those weapons had made it to Ukraine, then the story may not be playing out as you see it on TV. Mainly what is on TV is Russian propaganda intended to put fear in the West regarding the mighty capabilities of the Russian military. Why else would Fox be going on about Russian Marines storming beaches in SE Ukraine? Was there any tactical significance to that or was it more like our cheesy recruiting commercials of the 1980s?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: bighambone 2/25/2022 12:55:14 PM (No. 1082606)
All the US media talking heads who have swung into a big useless phycological warfare and propaganda campaign against Russia should Instead do something useful, like traveling over to Ukraine, taking a rifle, and fighting against the Russian forces. Those media hacks were asking really dumb questions in DC yesterday, like if the Ukrainian President is captured by the Russians if Biden would send the US 82nd Airborne Division into Ukraine to rescue the Ukrainian President from the Russian Army, if Biden would order the US Air Force to overfly Ukraine and drop military supplies to the Ukrainians for use against the Russian military, and if Biden will authorize US cyber attacks against Russia, that obviously would be modern warlike attacks, that would result in Russian retaliatory cyber attacks against U.S. businesses and government entities in the USA? Huh!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Geoman 2/25/2022 5:30:57 PM (No. 1082781)
Re: #3 - Based on a series of calls for the Ukrainians to surrender on multiple threads, does that logic apply to Israel? If not, why not? Their geopolitical position appears more tenuous than that of Ukraine. They are beset on all sides by hostile, Islamic regimes, brimming over with centuries-long hatred towards Jews and hated by American leftists, who control much of our federal government.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Birddog 2/25/2022 6:24:42 PM (No. 1082818)
"1st Day Objectives"?? Did you think Europe's 2nd largest country with Europe's third largest Military was going to fall in ONE Day? They are not "France". Perhaps a better prediction of what is going to happen here is something similar to an Israeli war...did they hold everything all of the way to the Suez? No...they won it all the hard way...then handed it all back...except for what they required as "A defensible border" Ukraine will fight harder than the arabs did, Russia will lose many more men/planes/tanks than the Israelis did, They could not hold Afghanistan which was mostly wide open country, they could not rapidly prevail in Syria which had more urban areas, but that had to be flattened block by block with a much smaller resistance force than Ukraine...They face a Fallujah writ yuuuuge if they try to take and hold the entire country. I think what they will do is reduce Ukraine ability to "Project Force", and withdraw... solidifying the "Independent" Dunbas territories and at least temporarily maintaining a coastal footprint, though offering open ports to "Approved" cargoes/carriers.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Omen55 2/25/2022 6:29:34 PM (No. 1082821)
Make the Russians bleed.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: GoodDeal 2/25/2022 8:57:23 PM (No. 1082921)
Give me a break His first day exceeded his wildest expectations.
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Posted by Judy W. 2/25/2022 8:25:43 AM Post Reply
In an ideal world, maybe we could ignore what's happening in Ukraine but we have to see the world as it is, not how we want it to be: Russia is calling and wants its Ukraine back. I generally appreciate Tucker Carlson, but every time he discusses Ukraine and Russia, I bristle — especially when he contends that America has no interest in Ukraine. I know some of you might agree with Carlson, but you can be a solid conservative who is just as war-weary as the next guy and still see a security interest in Ukraine without being a neocon.
Another Win for the Radical Left: Graham
Blasts Biden's Choice for SCOTUS
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Posted by Imright 2/25/2022 11:45:43 AM Post Reply
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, is blasting President Joe Biden for choosing D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown to replace Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. (Tweets) Fellow South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is also expressing disappointment. (Tweets) Meanwhile Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who voted against her confirmation to her current position on the D.C. Circuit, is also weighing in. "I congratulate Judge Jackson on her nomination. I look forward to meeting with her in person and studying her record, legal views, and judicial philosophy," McConnell released in a statement Friday.
Biden is slammed for saying 'no one expected
sanctions to prevent anything' after freezing
all Kremlin assets in America.... but
leaves Putin's rumored $200bn fortune Untouched
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Posted by Imright 2/25/2022 12:35:01 AM Post Reply
President Joe Biden has been criticized after he stated outright that 'no one' expected sanctions that were imposed on Russia 'to prevent the invasion' of Ukraine.He made the candid remarks during Thursday afternoon's press conference over the situation in Eastern Europe. Reporters were quick to take the president to task over what appeared to be a changing stance on whether sanctions, economic or otherwise, were effective in any way. 'No one expected the sanctions to prevent anything from happening,' Biden said in what was a complete reversal to what he had said previously.
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