Right...and? It's not. End of the day a fat gun that can shoot 12 miles is better than no gun shooting no miles as long as it doesn't blow up and kill your own men. If they miss with all their shells then they'll be in no worse a position really and they might still demoralise the enemy a bit. It's quite different with ancient tanks that are vulnerable to enemy fire.If this was the US bringing back M4 Shermans, M24 Chaffees, M41 Walker Bulldogs, M46/M47M48 Pattons, and M26 Pershings into active service, the memes would be running wild all over the internet at the moment.
You’ve missed the point.Right...and? It's not. End of the day a fat gun that can shoot 12 miles is better than no gun shooting no miles as long as it doesn't blow up and kill your own men. If they miss with all their shells then they'll be in no worse a position really and they might still demoralise the enemy a bit. It's quite different with ancient tanks that are vulnerable to enemy fire.
Except that they don't really. For one reason or another we send them the older models or downgraded ones, and not enough of them. It's a bid sad because if we did send our most modern stuff, a lot of civilian deaths could have been avoided. But I get your overall point. If you laugh at Russians bringing tanks from the museum, Ukrainians using stuff made in 1947 is hardly anything to boast about either (if that tweet is even true). But it shows that both sides are quite desperate and severely lacking more modern weapons.When Russia uses old equipment: Russians are losers on the verge of the defeat.
When Ukraine uses old equipment: Ukrainians are creative and resourceful geniuses for putting old stuff to use.
But I'm not sure of that post about old Soviet weapons used by Ukrainians . Maybe just April fool's joke. Ukrainians supposedly have most modern NATO stuff and all the intelligence that comes with it.
It was probably like:April fools day was yesterday?
It's hard to administer countries that don't want to be conquered. The USA found it fecking easy to invade those countries with their infinitely superior tech though, just have to look at the vastly distorted body count. (And before you think I'm somehow pro war on terror, I think both those invasions were catastrophic and disgraceful mistakes).
Never claimed that I do not have a bias. It is a disastrous conflict that I am personally devastated that it is happening. I'm equally devastated for Russian oriented Ukrainians as I am for west oriented Ukrainians. History will judge the events of past 9 or so years.Exclusively it seems. Your perspective doesn't seem to be particularly holistic to say the least.
I’ve seen a clips of Ukrainian army using old equipment. One of them was a First World War machine gun. May even have been a Vickers. Would still be deadly if it’s been kept in good condition.Perhaps, but if this was Russia doing it people would be laughing at them for using ancient equipment.
Might as well use it though if needed
Prigozhin has also many senior mercenaries who were fighting in Africa and Syria for years. I'm pretty sure he has enough loyal men to take some kind of revenge (if that attack was indeed a message to him). But he could also fear Putin too much and do nothing of course. In any case, this hurts Russia.Could he do that if he wanted? I doubt those convicts would follow him into a war against Russia
Your post I quoted talked about 'feck all those Russians' and that every single one of them should face repurcussions. That sounds a lot more extreme than just sports, though I also don't think sports and politics should be mixed.Yes, it is perfectly reasonable since we are against Russia, against Putin, and agaist dictatorships. We support Ukraine in this war.
If you insist in whataboutism for Iraq/Palestine, isn't it more reasonable for you to ask Iran or Turkey or Pakistan, why they did not boycott the Olympics? It is not reasonable for England and USA to boycott themselves, right?
What Israel is doing in Palestine is also ethnic cleansing. Systematically removing/killing innocent civilians while bringing in their own people to change the demographics of the area to accomplish their ultimate goal of taking over that land as their own. Hell, they control Palestinian civilian infrastructure so they don't have to bomb them to destroy them.There is a difference between war and genocide. I wouldn't have actually been mad if the illegal war in Iraq had had consequences for those nations taking part in it, although I think unfortunately it was one of those things that once they'd started you might be better for everybody to finish, which is different to the Russians in Ukraine where the best thing that could happen for both sides would be for the Russians to leave immediately since they haven't overthrown the Ukrainian government.
But regardless, the Americans and British weren't in the dock in The Hague for the forced deportation and indoctrination of children. They weren't systematically attacking civilian infrastructure, including where they knew hundreds of women and children were sheltering, they didn't openly massacre hundreds of civilians in the street like in Bucha. They didn't plan to use concentration camps to subdue the population once they'd taken the capital.
I absolutely think some or all of the western powers in Iraq and Afghanistan must have committed war crimes, and shamefully some of them were even state sanctioned ones such as the torture in "dark sites" or whatever they called them, but the scale is totally incomparable. I'm sure war crimes happen in all wars but they're not supposed to be an integral part of the State's strategy.
Standard response when someone calls out hypocrisy.What about????
Well that's because of the power dynamics in the West compared to Russia, and ofcourse the people being attacked are European and not brown or South East Asian commies.Except you can't simply "replace Russia" since each situation is completely different and therefore not interchangeably comparable.
It has nothing to do with race. Its primary down to geopolitics and the location of Ukraine vis-a-vis Europe. If Putin were to take Ukraine, he would continue agitating into eastern Europe which would result in another cold war scenario, or worse. That is obviously going to take precedence over some far away, geopolitically less relevant conflict on another continent.Well that's because of the power dynamics in the West compared to Russia, and ofcourse the people being attacked are European and not brown or South East Asian commies.