Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat


* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Pretty Slick, Ukraine

Apparently, thanks to advanced IFF and or C&C technology, the Ukrainians were able to mark their tanks and APCs as Russian vehicles, infiltrate the Orcs' lines and then shoot the shit out of them. While the Orcs, who had nothing like that, were milling about in confusion.

It seems that the Ukrainin commanders have gotten inside their enemy's OODA loop. The Ukrainians have adopted Western ideas on command and control, pushing authority for making on-the-spot decisions down to those on the battlefield. The Russians have kept their centralized methods of control. So the Ukrainians can react and adapt to a situation far faster than the Russians.

The Russians can't change that, which is why, buy their semi-mass mobilization they seem to be opting for flooding the battlefield with half-trained troops. That might not go over so well back home.

7 comments:

Jones, Jon Jones said...

I was applying chapter nine of The Dictators Handbook from the get go. How democracies and autocracies fight war. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWyqopsYNEc

Ukraine, in this case, got Western help with intel, training, planning and logistics.

Jones, Jon Jones said...

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/social-media-joke-about-annexing-russias-kaliningrad-goes-viral-3406292

Wayne Wilson said...

Is there a law of war that says it you are not marked as an enemy combatant, you could be killed as a spy?

Jones, Jon Jones said...

Ukraine is going to win. What are the next steps?
1. Truce/cease fire.
2. Negotiations commence.
3. There are going to be a lot of parties on the dance floor.
4. This is a good level set for Turkey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdSr3RqkqYg

No one is going to be happy with the sausage, but it will keep the peace is what I am looking for.

Comrade Misfit said...

Yes, Ukraine is going to win. And twenty or thirty years later, a new wannabee autocrat will arise who will gloss over the failures of the Russian military, claim that Russia was stabbed in the back by the perfidious West and the Jews, and that only he can Make Russia Great Again.

Comrade Misfit said...

Wayne, possibly. But, in a war in which the Orcs have been deliberately smashing civilian housing, schools, shelters and hospitals, mismarking vehicles is pretty small beer.

Jones, Jon Jones said...

What do we think we know?
1. NATO will have two new members.
2. EU NATO defense spending will largely be on Western kit.
3. It will take around a decade for it to percolate thru the system.
4. It's spending Russia can't match.
5. According to the Economist, Olaf Schulz wants $97bn for defense in the current budget.
https://www.economist.com/europe/2022/09/29/europes-plans-for-laxer-spending-rules-shows-german-influence-is-waning
6. Ukraine looks like they are going to be on the Western side of the chess board.