Russia invades Ukraine

  • You are viewing Orangepower as a Guest. To start new threads, reply to posts, or participate in polls or contests - you must register. Registration is free and easy. Click Here to register.

cowboyinexile

Have some class
A/V Subscriber
Jun 29, 2004
21,377
11,617
1,743
42
Fairmont, MN
Does anybody remember back when this started and multiple people in the media were parroting the talking point that Russia only had enough food and fuel to last 3 days?
They were more worried about Ukraine folding quickly but this has turned into a quagmire for Russia. They are focusing on easy wins to claim territory and have Putin save face but the way Zelinsky is doing things Donbas and Crimea are really in play. This is a disaster for Russia and even if they get some concessions to make it stop the end game is a Ukraine that is part of NATO and after Putin dies I hope the new leader realizes they need to be a part of western Europe or they die too.
 

SLVRBK

Johnny 8ball's PR Manager
Staff
A/V Subscriber
Oct 16, 2003
16,724
6,013
1,743
Katy, TX
Does anybody remember back when this started and multiple people in the media were parroting the talking point that Russia only had enough food and fuel to last 3 days?
The reports were captured troops only had rations for 3 days and Russian military vehicles were being left on the road because they had run out of gas. They have improved the logistical issues they encountered early in the war.
 

Binman4OSU

Legendary Cowboy
Aug 31, 2007
39,214
10,959
1,743
Stupid about AGW!!
Anti West Russian Space Program leader replaced and new Deal signed with NASA.

The Previous guy was starting to bring Political Propaganda to the Space Station and the counties involved with the Space Station were considering removing Russia.

This move shows that Russia is much more willing to negotiate with the West when it comes to Space exploration and won't tolerate it being threatened by politics.

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1547964345711087616
 

UrbanCowboy1

Some cowboys gots smarts real good like me.
Aug 8, 2006
4,265
2,076
1,743
Phoenix, AZ
Anti West Russian Space Program leader replaced and new Deal signed with NASA.

The Previous guy was starting to bring Political Propaganda to the Space Station and the counties involved with the Space Station were considering removing Russia.

This move shows that Russia is much more willing to negotiate with the West when it comes to Space exploration and won't tolerate it being threatened by politics.

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1547964345711087616
I've been a huge fan of not bringing our politics into space. After the soviet union fell, we had a great run of integrating Russia into the global space cooperative. Nice to see that Russia seems to want to keep it that way.
 

kaboy42

Territorial Marshal
May 2, 2007
8,842
8,061
1,743
And oU lost to oSu because Lincoln Riley quit and had headed to LA weeks before the Bedlam game. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-says-losing-because-ukraine-104546288.html

Russia Says It’s Losing Because Ukraine Has Experimental Mutant Troops Created in Secret Biolabs
Allison Quinn
Tue, July 19, 2022 at 5:45 AM


Nearly five months into its senseless war against Ukraine, Russiahas concocted a wild new explanation for why the Kremlin’s plans for a quick takeover fell apart so spectacularly—because Ukrainian troops were turned into superhuman killing machines during “secret experiments” in American-run biolabs, of course.
Never mind the myriad reports of Russian troops refusing to fight by the thousands, sabotaging their own shoddy equipment and even deliberately wounding themselves to abandon the war, Russian lawmakers claim the real setback for Moscow was “drugged up” Ukrainian soldiers.

That claim was made Monday by two Russian lawmakers heading up a commission to investigate “biolaboratories” in Ukraine, Kommersant reported.

Konstantin Kosachev, the deputy speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, and Irina Yarovaya, deputy chair of the State Duma, touted what they described as bombshell findings from the “investigation.”
Testing of Ukrainian POWs’ blood, they claimed, uncovered “a range of diseases” that suggest they were secretly experimented on “for military purposes.”

“And we see: the cruelty and barbarity with which the military personnel of Ukraine behave, the crimes that they commit against the civilian population, those monstrous crimes that they commit against prisoners of war, confirm that this system for the control and creation of a cruel murder machine was implemented under the management of the United States,” Yarovaya was quoted telling reporters.

“And those performance enhancing drugs that they are still given in order to completely neutralize the last traces of human consciousness and turn them into the most cruel and deadly monsters also confirm this,” she claimed.

Bizarrely, she also claimed that the presence of Hepatitis A antibodies in Ukrainian prisoners’ blood was proof of an American biolabs conspiracy, since a former health minister for Ukraine was a dual Ukrainian-American citizen who had worked to acquire drugs for the treatment of hepatitis in the country.

“It is quite possible that this was about testing these drugs on military personnel,” Yarovaya said.
The claims appeared to be a new take on the biolabs conspiracy theory that Russia’s Defense Ministry has routinely rolled out to try and justify the war.

While the conspiracy theory dates all the way back to the Soviet Union, it has been amplified more frequently by Kremlin figures after the Feb. 24 invasion, as Moscow’s initial claim that it invaded Ukraine in order to “de-Nazify” a country led by a Jewish president failed to gain much traction beyond its own domestic propaganda.

The latest iteration appears to be aimed at explaining away Russia’s military setbacks by way of mutant Ukrainian troops.


Edit...

Found a screengrab of an interview with one of the Ukranian soldiers:

1658340852646.png
 

Binman4OSU

Legendary Cowboy
Aug 31, 2007
39,214
10,959
1,743
Stupid about AGW!!
Bet he'd still sell us oil, though.
ehhh Iran doesn't even crack the top 5 in locations we buy oil from

The top five sources of U.S. total petroleum (including crude oil) imports by percentage share of total petroleum imports in 2021 were:
  • Canada51%
  • Mexico8%
  • Russia8%
  • Saudi Arabia5%
  • Colombia2%
The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports by percentage share of U.S. total crude oil imports in 2021 were:
  • Canada62%
  • Mexico10%
  • Saudi Arabia6%
  • Russia3%
  • Colombia
 

OSU79

Federal Marshal
A/V Subscriber
Oct 22, 2009
14,661
11,900
1,743
Back home in God's (Green) Country
ehhh Iran doesn't even crack the top 5 in locations we buy oil from

The top five sources of U.S. total petroleum (including crude oil) imports by percentage share of total petroleum imports in 2021 were:
  • Canada51%
  • Mexico8%
  • Russia8%
  • Saudi Arabia5%
  • Colombia2%
The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports by percentage share of U.S. total crude oil imports in 2021 were:
  • Canada62%
  • Mexico10%
  • Saudi Arabia6%
  • Russia3%
  • Colombia
Not saying they'll ever reach the top 5 again, but we're much shorter on petroleum than we were in 2021 (your numbers). Biden has signaled he's open to trading with some folks we have traded with in a long time. Just saying the Ayatollah, while badmouthing nato, would likely still accept US dollars for oil.
 
Nov 6, 2010
3,653
1,262
1,743
Still think all of this will change once Putin is gone. By the looks of it he is still gripping that table like his life depends on it. Rumors are he won't be around much longer based on his looks and mannerisms that suggest some serious and likely terminal illness.
Good catch, I didn't even notice.