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Still crickets in America

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Simplicius

there are quite a few bridges over the Dnepr, Russia would probably need a lot of missiles to destroy them to the point where they can't just be patched up quickly. since they are very far from the front there is no cheap and reliable way to keep them from being repaired, also wouldn't they be able to build other crossings especially by tying barges together,etc

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Yep scroll down to part VI. of this report, I covered it in depth with all the numbers: https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/the-coming-russian-offensive-part

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Mar 26, 2023·edited Mar 26, 2023Liked by Simplicius

Russia does not need to destroy Dnieper river bridges as things stand today. Most people are very slow to understand Russia is not yet fighting for territory, other than the 4 annexed regions. Russia is also holding back most of its mobilized troops and massive firepower. Russia has a 10 to 1 kill ratio advantage in troops and armaments. It is grinding and pulverizing the Ukraine military while minimizing its own losses. Russia has total conventional and nuclear escalation dominance in Europe, and it has nuclear escalation dominance over the West worldwide. Yes, worldwide. Russian leadership is mature, extremely competent, self-controlled and highly rational. Time is well on their side for at least the next year. NATO leadership is fragile, weak, incompetent and very immature. Russian leadership knew this war was coming in 2007 and perhaps prior. They have prepared. Sure, the West will pull a few more asymmetrical pin-prick attack tricks that will grad ST media headlines, but change nothing. Ukraine will launch its offensives and blow its wad. Russia will destroy the capacity, capabilities, will and spirit of NATO in this war. Success requires nothing short of that. Russia will also control the Black Sea. This is inevitable.

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This war is being fought on multiple fronts- military, economic , political. Keep an eye out for the political unrest and economic implosion of Europe, which is now spiraling out of control. Even Israel is falling apart this weekend. NATO is being weakened structurally across all three war fronts. As Sun Tzu says, its best not to spill too much of your own blood while the enemy is indulging in self-destruction. Patience.

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Israel is China’s proxy? You are standing reality on its head.

Israel has allied with India (the primary enemy of China in South Asia) as its preeminent strategic partner in Asia in general.

For instance, guess which country is the leading buyer of Israeli weapons? India.

India and Israel: The arms trade in charts and numbers

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/india-israel-arms-trade-numbers

Israeli weapons like its Heron drones were delivered to India during its military standoff against China over their recent border dispute.

Eye in the sky: India deploys Israeli-made drones to China border

https://azadessa.substack.com/p/eye-in-the-sky-india-deploys-israeli?s=w

Beyond this, the broader India-Israel strategic axis has been intensifying for decades. This axis was midwifed by the United States of America, which is the primary strategic enemy of China.

Israel and India, a Match Made in the U.S., Develop Their Own Military Romance

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/israel-india-military-romance

India, Israel, the USA, and United Arab Emirates are also part of the I2U2 group. This I2U2 group has been dubbed the West Asian Quad, with a not-so-hidden anti-China containment agenda.

I2U2 can block China’s rise in West Asia

https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/in-perspective/i2u2-can-block-china-s-rise-in-west-asia-1200296.html

And India has its very own India Lobby in the USA, the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), which is not only modeled on the America-Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) and American Jewish Committee (AJC), but is close political allies with them.

India, Israel Interests Team Up

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2003/07/19/india-israel-interests-team-up/d01b3590-5263-4761-aeb0-b75e553b6836/

By your logic, Israel should be considered a proxy of India.

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If China "owns" Israel, then why is India--China's main enemy in South Asia--Israel's leading weapons buyer? And why did Israel deliver Heron drones to India against China in their border dispute?

Eye in the sky: India deploys Israeli-made drones to China border

https://azadessa.substack.com/p/eye-in-the-sky-india-deploys-israeli?s=w

By your contrived "logic," China had Israel deliver weapons to India so as to strengthen India against China in this border dispute.

Why is Israel part of the I2U2 group, the West Asian Quad, which is based on an anti-Chinese containment agenda, as India's Deccan Herald openly admits?

And the Haifa Port that you refer to was actually just bought by India, through the Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s Adani Ports & SEZ corporation. Adani is closely connected to Indian leader, Narendra Modi, and his ruling BJP political party in India.

China’s Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) only won the rights to operate the Haifa Bayport container terminal back in 2018, which was built as an expansion of the Haifa Port in general.

Moreover, India was able to buy controlling interest in this Haifa Port over a bid from China because America put pressure on Israel not to sell it to China. That doesn't seem like "the USA is out." It seems like Israel kowtowed to America.

Haifa Port Acquisition By Adani A "Strategic Purchase" Where "Price Didn't Matter": Israeli Media

https://www.outlookindia.com/business/haifa-port-acquisition-by-adani-a-strategic-purchase-where-price-didn-t-matter-israeli-media-news-210032

Hell, the Indians are openly boasting about how its acquisition of the strategic Haifa Port facilities the I2U2 strategy to undermine China’s New Silk Road/BRI projects.

India Controlling Israel’s ‘Strategic’ Haifa Port Is A Part Of New Evolving Regional Strategy To Keep China At Bay

https://eurasiantimes.com/edited-india-controlling-israels-haifa-port-is-a-part-of-evolving/?amp

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Mainly anti patriots in France 'manifs' demonstrations, mainly unions and extreme left. A few anti EU it is true but a very small minority as the right is only bourgeoisie(vast majority have no financial problem or are already retired).Even when 2 or 3 millions go out in the street, 90% don't move and will not as police forces are very brutal(5 people yesterday in high emergeny called 'vitale'), few lost an eye, women are beaten even elderly or children..remember yellow vests just to give you an idea here...if the 1.000th of this ever happened in Russia or China/Iran it would be live 24/7 on all msm.

https://www.lesalonbeige.fr/gilets-jaunes-acte-12-samedi-2-fevrier-avec-les-victimes-en-tete-de-cortege/

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Since the topic has now been broached, as I always expected, it's slowly coming to light that it wasn't BLM or "the left" who "rioted" during the 2020 action, but rather FBI and other LEA infiltrators along with whatever it is that gets called "accelerationists." Story after story is now coming out....You do realize that the USG and its G-men have a long history of infiltrating union and civil rights mass action, correct? So this is merely par for the course. The MO is obvious: Infiltrate an otherwise peaceful group whose message is inconvenient to the moneyed elite's status quo and whose actions while demonstrating are also a burden to their lucrative daily business in order to turn the demonstrations violent at the same time as labeling them all as "the left" or "BLM" and thereby cast them as enemies of the state. In the US in 2020 multiple right-leaning "boogaloo" type figures actually fired at and in some cases killed cops and of course turn on Fox News and it's immediately blamed on BLM and ANTI-FAAAAH. That's exactly what happened with the truckers in Canada, the "yellow vests" in France, and the current protestors there, and of course many many civil rights and union demonstrations stretching back to the period you mentioned when police were created to crush striking unions.

Another tactic for ensuring that these demonstrations turn into "riots" and looting is the cops coming down extra hard on them during the entirely peaceful phases of the rallies. This naturally pisses people off and it's human nature to want to retaliate with violence for violence. There have been books written about the likes of Ghandi, MLK, the Wobblies, etc. regarding how to resist this tendency when engaging in mass demonstrations and stop-work strikes.

Here are a few examples of what I was talking about re: infiltrators in 2020.

https://southsidepride.com/2022/02/21/what-about-umbrella-man/

https://theintercept.com/2023/02/07/fbi-denver-racial-justice-protests-informant/

https://www.democracynow.org/2023/2/7/alphabet_boys_podcast_fbi_subterfuge

https://theintercept.com/2023/03/21/fbi-colorado-springs-surveillance/

https://www.startribune.com/charges-boogaloo-bois-fired-on-mpls-precinct-shouted-justice-for-floyd/572843802/

https://www.oah.org/tah/issues/2020/history-for-black-lives/tracking-activists-the-fbis-surveillance-of-black-women-activists-then-and-now/

For the history.

https://theintercept.com/2020/06/02/history-united-states-government-infiltration-protests/

Not really sure why Pierre Omidyar's Intercept is one of the main outlets exposing this crap, but the facts are the facts.

P.S. otherwise agree with most of what you said.

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You like the word ZOG, don't you?

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I would be very happy to see Macron and Bibi go down in flames, but these people are not protesting to save our values. The rioters in Israel seem the usual left-wing liberal crowd who don't want the Right choosing judges who might not be hard left. Meanwhile, in France, they are protesting against having to work to a reasonable age in order to finance one of most comprehensive cradle to grave welfare systems on Earth. I heard neither a peep out of the French or Israelis when they were suffering the most draconian Covid lockdowns on the planet.

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Indeed, the Biden Regime seem to be supporting the protester's in Israel. Bibi and Biden don't square ideologically and Israel has failed to go all in on Ukraine.

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Biden's destroyed US China/Russia strategy, he's destroyed the overall US strategy and now he can go for the grand slam and destroy the US-Israel strategy. All within 18 months.

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Hey, Just, don't you know that Party Girl is now in Nato? How can they lose with this strong, independent female on the team?!

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No, China has public banking where the people control the banksters unlike here where the banksters control the people. Russia like China is graduating more Engineers than the USA. That's quite a comment for a country with only ~40% of US population.

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Hong Kong isn't China. Not yet. Most banking in China is done by state banks. Of course such things exist. There are some private banks, but they are probably tightly controlled and regulated. For instance I guarantee you they have a CP group on their board of directors. The state often owns a large stake in this big private firms.

Most important is that in China, the people are over the capitalists. They rule the capitalists. In the West especially, the capitalists are over the state. That is, they rule the state and the state has to do whatever the corporations tell them to do. Under these conditions, it is very difficult to control and regulate corporations because most people in the government are carrying water for the corporations. The corporations have taken over our government. The state can't regulate the corporations because the corporations ARE the state.

In China the state owns all the land. All those fancy real state buildings are built on state-owned land. This makes it easy to protect lands, forests, and jungles, etc for environmental reasons because no land has to be bought. Everyone is pretty much squatting on state land and they can be removed at any time. Those buildings are leasing that land from the state with no option to buy.

Furthermore, the CP is insistent that the capitalists must be kept out of the media. When the capitalists take over the media, any hope for a just and fair country is ruined.

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Yes, I agree, that the traditional medicine system is kiled by the big Pharma, including Greek, Chinese and Homeopathic. I was advised by one of the nurse in Australia that she can't give me official advise to use Homeopathic or Chinese medicine to treat my wife overactive harmones issue.

From your comments it appears, that it was Rockfeller who was behind this big Pharma. Now it appears that Bill Gate is also participating.

In Pakistan, they are pushing Polio drops through the childern throat. They are going from house to house with the Police. Anyone refused to feed thier childern these drops, are sent to Jail.

There was a situation when they have declared Pakistan as unsafe country to land a plan due to Polio, not due to Covid. It was back in 2017. The government then was forced to give everyone Polio vaccine on the airport regardless of thier age.

Sometime the government are forced to act as per the big pharma advise to run thier daily business.

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I think the ZOGs are getting to you, dude! :)

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"Why doesn't Russia take Odessa? If they don't take it now it will fall into ZOG hands and become a US-NAVAL base;"

Given the amount of mines, torpedoes, antiship missiles and NATO ISR, an amphibious landing in Odessa would be hard to execute and harder to resupply. Odessa as a naval port has been neutralised. There's no hurry in taking it at this time.

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Why agree to a ceasefire until you have Odessa? Once Ukraine collapses, let them retreat to Kiev, cross the Dnepr at Zaporizhzhia, take Kryvi Rog, Nikolaev and Odessa. And *then* think about a ceasefire.

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Yep. As a 5-star armchair general, I'd advise the Russians to wait until the Ukrainian army is even more degraded. Then they should be able to walk in. They will need to take it eventually, though, not just to landlock Ukraine but also to keep an eye on what the GAE is doing in the neighboring nations.

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Odessa is a 'no go, no take', or nato is 'in' immediately (from Romania).In april 22, bojo advised VVP via uk embassy that(Odessa) will trigger massive retaliations or on RU troops in the 4 oblasts and Crimea or even on St Petersburgh or Moscow. True or not no idea? Remember RU Moksva sinked probably by FO Sas and or CIA, it was a ''message''..Macron sent 'légion' and DGSE near Odessa as well.

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Key Point: "Most people are very slow to understand Russia is not yet fighting for territory, other than the 4 annexed regions". Most normies were brought up on films like Patton or its more modern Hollywood variants. They think it's all about massive pincer movements and Cannae-style envelopments. They don't understand that the central aim of the SMO is to destroy the Ukrainian army by the most effective means possible. And right now, that means holding firm and letting the Ukies attack.

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Simplicius

Well, I hope that when the Ukrainiam soldiers trained by “NADA” NATO (nada is Spanish for nothing) get a taste of the battlefield against the Russians, they ALL surrender en mass so that their lives are spared. Instead of giving up their lives for Washington District of Caligula or the Cocaine Champion of the World.

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Not so easy many would like to surrender but poles and nazis are behind their back and they kill them if they don't fight or want to surrender.

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Simplicius

us' syria cantonment was 'defended' by "avenger' which is a sidewinder missile launched from a ground system. sidewinder (newest aim-9x that shot down the china balloon was radar guided like amraam, that capacity is expensive!) is heat seeker the sensor on the ground must cue the missile. drones general have small heat signature.

there is a patriot missile than can shoot downward, it is likely not going to ukraine bc it is new, and the missile would be cued by a look down radar..... i do not know if nato e-3 could cue the new missiles.... meads has integration of sensors to shooters.....

in short air defense insists on multiple sensors, overlapping aspects and tight data linkage. some of these are in ukraine, but the really new stuff should not be used where russian sensors can gather data as if they were running a test.

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You know what s really strange about this war? That Russia can win it în a day but for some reasons doesn t want to. It s very simple. Just destroy the servers that sustain the economic backbone of the country. There are banking servers somewhere în Kiev, just destroy them and Ukraine goes right în the XIX century. They can t receive money from the west, can t pay the soldiers ,teachers, workers, pensions nothing. The whole country goes black. As for the bridges, if they are destroyed all the equipement would be stationed în western Ukraine, not good. As for Ugledar, why don t they just use a FOAB and be done with it, the city is empty of civilians, just raze it from the ground and that s that. The same în Chas Yar, Slaviansk-Kramatorsk. Just raze them. As for the uranian shells I am convince that unless Russia uses nukes the West wont stop playing stupid game. I would nuke Lvov în an instant, în that place even children are posesed by Bandera s idiotic idiology. It still baffles the mind that the ukranians are still fighting, their country is destroyed, their wifes are în the west sucking foreign cock, they must know that there uncle Sam s bitch, why fight stupid fucks?

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Ukies (civilians) don't forget have NO idea of the real nr of losses(kia mia wia pow), of course they can see body bags returning home, they know hospital are full of wia...but their msm and ALL western msm are lying 24/7, be sure they don't follow Macgregor or Ritter.Same for ukie refugees here, they still believe fakes nrs à la Walt Disney.In my city I listened to a conversation between a group of 'refugees'(mainly girls with the ugly blue yellow flag), speaking in English with people in a cafe yesterday, they were talking of 10k ukies kia and 'a few wounded' but Russia lost hundreds of thousands you know, we are winning the war we fight for your liberty etc.....

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Those ukranian bitches are living în la la land.

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Yes very young, they do nothing of their day except marching in our cities with their flags.They receive free money in my country, up to 1.500 eur/monthly, if they have children it can go up to 2500/3000 eur, free transportation(trains, buses, metro), often free accomodation even sometime in Ibis hotels(2 or 3*), food stamps, they don't look for a job even like uber.They are just forced to follow language courses(at least). They have translators(even believe it or not from ukrainian to...Russian), social assistant who take care for them of all admin tasks.

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It is similar here. All anyone needs to do here is an EMP and take down the grid. The banking system is on the grid and on servers. The nuke in NY will take down Wall Street and all its servers and THERE WILL BE NO MORE MONEY $$$

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Second, why hasn t AFU collapse yet? I mean they have taken a huge beating but are still going. Are they hopping that NATO will jump în? I mean they must know that they are în deep shit so why still fighting, out of spite? I nean the country has only 20 milion people left, at least 30% pensioners, the people that have left at least 50% ain t coming back, the economy is now the size of a sub saharian shithole, without the West money the ukranian state would last about 2 hours. So why are they fighting? They don t gave a country anymore, no future nothing. To fight and die for GloboHomo is beyond stupid, it get s you send direct to hell. Ukranians are dumb as fuck.

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Global financial collapse and new digital currency is forseen (talk of oct 23, as Lagarde IMF head talked about 'off mike' but the mike was not off and it was recorded).She later denied having said so saying it was a fake.If true, they will need a major false flag as diversion, I mean the mother of all false flag or nato starting a war in 404 after counter offensive of AFU collapsed. Don't expect Biden and co to capitulate aka 'negociate' anything before (after potus nov 24 elections), even if Biden dies before and they replace him with another puppet candidate. Which means at earliest spring 2025, as new potus enter his function in mid january 2025.Of course if Trump or any gop candidate wins it may change the outcome but not the timetable.

TBTF banks will be tested by markets this week, it is all about money, Ukraine war is the perfect diversion (to the last ukie then the last pole).Politicos in russophobe countries like Poland, 3B and 4 Scandi only survive in their nation building on hate of Russia, as they have nothing else to offer (social, economy, jobs..) to brainwashed usefull idiots. Smarter poles and 3B have left their countries (like lot of ukies before the war)a long time ago(years) to work in Western Europe (mainly UK) or in the US.

UE is announcing tonight an 11th sanctions package to fight...against the ''evasion'' of the 10 former packages + sanctions on fertilizers against Minsk in retaliation ''for the nukes'' (lol) supposedly announced by VVP.

The euro uk us cretins are too compromised (including their msm), now they can not lose face or the all system will collapse(mainly in the EU UK first), US will survive( Canada as well) they have own energy but eventhough they have energy they can NOT control inflation anymore even witk rigged nrs.

The real counter offensive in 2023 will not be the AFU one but very a very high inflation offensive, banking system down, more QE, interest rates forced to collapse downside again, but we are reaching the limit a new Lehman 2008 but x 100 is highly possible if not likely.

I repost this link, everything is fine for Biden believe it or not.

https://johnhelmer.net/soldiers-understand-capitulation-better-than-politicians-and-professors-the-real-outcome-of-the-putin-xi-talks/

The opposite is true in the EU where not only Macron is about to fall.

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Funny everyone predicting a false flag as it was a false flag that got us into the indebted position of wanting.

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Considering the amount of money the US is funnelling in its not surprising you wont see a collapse. And the Ukrainians aren't really in charge, they get their marching orders from western governments and managers virtually, even if the whole country is burning and in ruins, as long as a few talking heads remain inside Kiev the narrative will be that its all functioning and will soon take Moscow.

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A couple of points about the DU ammunition for British tanks:

- UK tanks have rifled guns, so they do not use APSFDS amo. Their anti-tank shells are still sub-caliber, APDS (no fin stabilization, since they rotate). Minor point.

- Uranium is not harder than Tungsten; instead, it has a property of 'self-sharpening', which I don't completely understand: it seems that instead of getting blunt, the projectile 'sheds off' outer layers and stays sharp.

- Uranium projectiles have advantage over Tungsten ones in that U is very flammable: due to enormous friction, U ignites after penetrating the armor, producing huge amount of heat that ignites the gunpowder and then the shells detonate due to heat.

- The reason why U is so dangerous is that it is transformed (as U3O8-oxide) into an extremely fine powder that can be carried over large distances, enters the soil, water and the food chain.

Hope this helps. Thanks, Ned

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I think it is its incendiary properties of DU that are most frightening, like the "flame thrower" and the mother of all incendiaries, napalm. War is terror. Can you imagine trench warfare with napalm in glide bombs? How many city blocks could you cover? Jeez, here I was writing my opus on top of the Maslow triangle and now I look for a place to hide, just in case. Should I buy a gun???

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Nobody uses napalm anymore. It's banned all over the world. Show me the last conflict where napalm was used.

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20 years ago, Iraq.

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30 years ago. The First Iraq War. That was really crappy of us to use napalm in that war.

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The "Self-Sharpening" ability of DU is a consequence of its crystalline structure. All metals are in fact crystalline. DU, on impact, shatters along crystal planes within the round, presenting a nice sharp "chisel" edge as it progresses through armour. The bonus with DU, as mentioned, (which makes it better than W for tank piercing rounds) is its magnesium like flammability. Remember, most tanks die to internal fires.

The fact that it scatters nasty dust and oxides is a secondary bonus (on territory you don't care about)

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Further fun fact, the funky wedge shaped turret front of the Leo 2A5-A7 is designed to "turn" DU rounds, so that they shatter more quickly into smaller pieces, which then get absorbed into the various armour layers. A Leo 2 (A5 to A7, not the A4 UAF is getting) can supposedly withstand several direct hits, in the same spot, from another Leo2 (or M1)...!

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Xi went to Russia, and spent 3 days there. China and Russia are fully interdependent. It is a strong alliance for obvious reasons. World is going multipolar. Russia is a critical energy resource and military superpower, and the sanctions are enabling it to develop other sectors of its economy. It has a bright future for many years to come. It is also wearing God's armour at this time in history.

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Everyone is rooting for the BRICS, but how do I join?

I think the problem is those who got rich on Bitcoin.

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Disappointing that Russia has no plan or means to keep DU out of Ukraine. Putting Nukes in Belarus doesn't stop it and telling the world that you will also use DU makes no sense at all.

One can only hope that the British do not do it. I am not hopeful. Some say that DU ammunition is the only ammunition that the UK possesses for these Challenger 2 tanks.

Make no mistake though, DU contamination will not be reserved for just Eastern Ukraine. I think this is what Russia is saying. They will wreck Western Ukraine too. They know exactly where the agricultural fields are.

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The issue with DU is propaganda. Russia has DU too. The issue is the aspirations of Poland. They are in over their heads rhetorically.

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Russia doesn't use DU. They never have. The Ukies are ready to use it today. That's the difference.

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The problem with this entire thing is the asymmetry: NATO is fine with turning Ukraine into a wasteland, while Russia wants to preserve it (at least the Donbass) intact. Well, as intact as you can get with a dug-in AFU.

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This is how the US takes over countries. It destroys their infrastructure then offer to re-build it, and then their banks (Blackrock) get to own the Ukraine. They did it in Japan, in Europe, in Vietnam, Iraq, tried to do in Afghanistan.

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I've said this many times. Ukraine will be the next Bosnia. There are no resources there, no one really wants to put money into it. The only people who will put money in it are just dping so to launder it. Get some humanitarian aid for "housing development for displaced citizens of the war", and build a shitty apartment complex for 10% of the actual aid, complete it to 25%, and claim bankruptcy after transferring the rest of the funds to an offshore account. Leave an unfinished construction project as a monument of corruption. The Balkans are littered with these unfinnished, rotting construction sites. Ukraine can expect a great many of them as well.

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The advent of the machine gun in WWI produced a step-change in warfare. Ditto for close air support and combined arms tactics in WWII. The Russo-Ukrainian War will also be recognized as a step-change with respect to drone evolution and tactics. As drones get cheaper, smarter, stealthier, and more deadly, their impact on the battlefield of the future will be immense. Why send a strike force ambling gingerly across a minefield when a 1,000 fold hunter-killer drone swam can be launched from 5 km behind the lines and decimate everything in its path with precision; then followed up by repeat launches as often as necessary? Aerial IR detection of body heat (particularly at night against a cold background) is nearly impossible to camouflage in a battlefield environment unless everyone goes underground. Next up, drone-killing drones and who can build them faster and more numerous.

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Drones, killer drones, are the future, but will not have the five rules of robotics. You want to face a killer drone? However, they are vulnerable to electronic countermeasures - think EMP like low frequency microwave fry.

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I used to teach an environmental epidemiology course at University of Toronto, and may speak somewhat about the health effects of depleted uranium.

Often the health effects are based on an assumption of their cause. When these rounds were developed, the assumption was that the health effects would be caused by residual radioactivity. But the main isotope in the rounds is U-238 which does not undergo spontaneous fission (hence, undesirable for nuclear reactors) and which has a very long half-life. Consequently, there is minimal health effects caused by the radioactivity.

However, studies from Iraq and Serbia conclusively demonstrated there were serious health consequences from the heavy metal aspect of uranium. In terms of valence and atomic radius, it tends to act like calcium within the body--rather it reports to the same places in the body as calcium would, which is primarily bones (for long-term storage) and the nerves. Unfortunately, once absorbed into the nerves, the uranium displaces calcium, but does not have the functionality of the calcium, i. e., the nerves no longer function properly.

There was evidence as well that uranium accumulates in the genitals (both male and female), where it gets contributed to developing offspring. As such, DU is one of the rare contaminants which, while in the body, can be passed down to the developing next generation. As the fetus grows within the mother's womb, DU that may be stored within the mother's skeleton may be passed to growing fetus, accumulating in bones and nerves.

Worse still, there is some evidence that piezoelectric effects are important in the development of certain structures in the body. Nerves and bones, arteries and veins are all long, thin structures. The piezoelectric effect causes charges to form at the ends of these structures, so that they elongate. Replacing the calcium by uranium reduces this piezoelectric effect so that the structures grow as blocks (nerves, bones, and veins) resulting in the many horrible birth defects observed in areas where DU weapons have been used.

The above information mainly comes from correspondence with a professor of my (slight) acquaintance, who at that time taught at Harvard. He was the real expert on this topic. Unfortunately, I have since lost contact with him.

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Thank you for this response. Retired Medical Professional. 💙🇷🇺❤️🐻🧡🐻‍❄️

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Thank you for this very intelligent response. In light of the disastrous multi-generation impact of DU on the soil and population of the affected areas of concern, I still have to agree with Putin that this needs to be treated as a dirty bomb with all the attendant implications as to a Russian response.

In other words, this is serious shit and needs to be dealt with in a serious and highly responsive way that leaves no doubt in the minds of the perpetrators as to the consequences of using this weapon. If the Russian government waits until the first DU tank shell is fired, it is too late - the devil is out of the bag.

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Would this not be true of any heavy metal? Tungsten? Lead?

And given the politicization of medicine we've plainly seen lately (and saw in the Iraq casualty "studies") there seems to be adequate room for skepticism at any claims called "conclusive".

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What has made DU particularly devastating is the way it burns during a high-intensity impact, creating a lot of very fine dust. This may be less likely with the others. Although lead dust has historically been a problem, I don't recall seeing the degree of birth defects associated with DU. Tungsten I can't speak to, as I haven't studied its effects, although I wonder if it is like selenium, which is beneficial in small doses.

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Alrighty, I am on my knees, praying. Genocide is not an option, yet the West has this as part of the agenda. Beyond prayer, I will act, in my own way, for the Glory of Mother Russia, the multipolar world and…the Spiritual Revolution… also known as the Great Work.Thank you, sir, for your timely delivery of this information 💙🇷🇺❤️🐻🧡🐻‍❄️

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Just by looking you know .3% of 300 is just shy of 1.

Little disappointed in you for dragging lbs into it lol

But maybe im old and went to school when they still taught stuff like that

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I was on a ferry going from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick in heavy fog and I was fortunate to strike up a conversation with a British naval officer. I told him that the British were lucky the Argentines didn't have more Exocets or the British could have lost. He said, no, the French had given the British the missile codes so the Argentines didn't have a chance. Interesting. I then asked him the difference between Herman Goering and Bomber Harris and to his credit he gave me an honest answer "We won!" Even the British people who were under Germany bombardment found the "allied terror fire bombing" of German civilians so horrific they turfed the war monger Churchill out after winning the war. I doubt that the amerikans will turf Biden after he destroyed a whole 40M population, now 20 country for no good reason other than to maintain hegemony by destroying economically and socially and militarily a country of 150M. Thankfully it's not working out except for the money being made by the amerikan upper classes who also got richer during COVID. It appears that the US lumpenproletariat plebes will never figure out the scam/racket! Obama destroyed Libya, Clinton cackled and still he's a hero, go figure.

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Argentina main issue was not fuzing properly their dumb bombs which did the majority of the damage. Half their dumb bombs failed to explode. If fuzed properly they would have won the naval fight and secured the Falklands.

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It is interesting watching the escalation. I noted earlier neither side was using cluster bombs, depleted uranium, or napalm all of which would be effective in trench warfare, we have cluster bombs and depleted uranium introduced, along with nukes in Belarus to counter Poland. So we fight in the trenches with mines and glide bombs which will blow your mind. Ah, the smell of napalm in the morning. Oh, the glorious sunrise of reason is upon us - or will reason or vanity prevail? Where is the anti-war movement? Anyone? The Dems are vulnerable from below.

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Russia supposedly doesn't use cluster bombs and I know it doesn't use napalm, or DU. They think those are evil weapons and they refuse to use such banned weapons. The first two are banned in many countries all over the world. They're basically banned weapons. DU hasn't been banned but it needs to be right now. Some weapons are just evil. Biological and chemical weapons are outlawed for a reason.

NB: I've just heard reports that Russia is using cluster bombs. I don't think that's true. I see why they say that but I think they are referring to MRLS rocker launchers. Some of their ammo could look similar to a cluster bomb I suppose.

The Ukies use cluster bombs all the time, even on civilian areas of Donbass.

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RE DU, doesn't he UN categorise DU as a WMD?

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No.

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https://tass.com/defense/1036958

Tass article from 5 years ago talking about DU capability in T80 tanks.

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They've never used it in an actual conflict.

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| Caution mines Donetsk © Eva Bartlett | MR Online‘Caution, mines!’ Donetsk. (© Eva Bartlett.)

The West is silent as Ukraine targets civilians in Donetsk using banned ‘butterfly’ mines

By Eva Bartlett (Posted Aug 18, 2022)

https://mronline.org/2022/08/18/eva-bartlett-the-west-is-silent-as-ukraine-targets-civilians-in-donetsk-using-banned-butterfly-mines/

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