March 24, 2022
Posted by: PatBuckman at Fri Mar 25 11:37:29 2022 (r9O5h)
Now that both sides are going to be exchanging ballistic missiles at each other (At least, assuming the reports from yesterday from Berdyansk can be trusted...), that downward spiral is not as unlikely as it might have been.
Posted by: cxt217 at Fri Mar 25 20:31:13 2022 (MuaLM)
Putin has reportedly fired LOTS of people including some top ranking military in the last month. Chief of Staff is a position, not a person, so even if he did fire the COS the deputy would move up to fill the place. Even in the U.S. civil service where cabinet secretaries require confirmation by the Senate, that process still happens, despite the ceremonial step of the new secretary stepping into the position being designated "acting secretary"until confirmed or replaced.
Now that both sides are going to be exchanging ballistic missiles at each other (At least, assuming the reports from yesterday from Berdyansk can be trusted...)....
What the hell happened in Berdyansk !? Aside from an old Alligator class landing ship blowing up? What about Berdyansk makes a missile exchange more likely?
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sat Mar 26 09:26:30 2022 (5iiQK)
What is alleged to have happened to the Alligator-class landing ship at Berdyansk was that the Ukrainians managed to hit her with a ballistic missile. Assuming the Ukrainians tossing ballistic launchers are true (Which given is always the question.), I do not see any reason why the Russians would refrain from returning the favor with interest against Ukrainian targets.
Posted by: cxt217 at Sat Mar 26 18:38:58 2022 (MuaLM)
Sorry, I thought you were referring to ICBMs, which, sadly, is not beyond the realm of possibility, but I couldn't figure out how the loss of R.F.S. Orsk would have anything to do with that. Now I see I'd misunderstood and we were having 2 different conversations.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sat Mar 26 19:48:08 2022 (5iiQK)
...For that matter, I would not be surprised if either the Ukrainian or Russian officials start believing footage from Arma 3 as video of the real thing.
Posted by: cxt217 at Sat Mar 26 19:56:32 2022 (MuaLM)
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