• Scirocco@lemm.ee
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    2 months ago

    All this tells us is that Russia has literally zero anti-aircraft/intercept capability — even for national-level strategic sites.

    They keep getting their turds pushed in by radio-controlled light civil aircraft pottering in thousands of km at highway-traffic speeds.

    Pitiful.

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    2 months ago

    Not much of a good radar, eh? /s
    I bet the motives to strike it were multiple, such as sending Russia a message (because of nuclear drills) and financial ones - those radars have to be obscenily expensive. I bet the later was primary.

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    Striking a facility that’s entirely focused on detecting hostile nuclear launches is… Probably not the smartest thing Ukraine has ever done. Nuclear facilities typically are protected by MAD, and this is going to push Russia to the edge on nuclear weapons use.

    This is terrifying and I have no idea why the US hasn’t intervened to clear the waters.

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      As the article makes clear it does more than just detect nuclear weapons though. It can be used to detect Conventional Weapons as well. Seems like a valid military Target to me. And frankly if Russia doesn’t like it they could always go home and stop this immediately, so hard to have any sympathy whatsoever for them.

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        Why even bother with the premise of whether it’s a valid military target or not? Russian attacks don’t discriminate based on that. Equal retaliation would mean that Ukraine could invade Russian territory and attack civilians in Russian cities, but they don’t because Ukraine is a nation of decent folk.

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        2 months ago

        All sucks sites are legitimate military targets by definition - regardless of whether they have anything to do with conventional weapons. MAD is not about ethnics. MAD is about MAD. No one will give a damn whether there were also some pee shooters in the missle silo the destruction of which caused Armageddon. You don’t need sympathy. This brings you one step closer to disaster too.

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      2 months ago

      Good thing Ukraine gave up its nukes in exchange for promises from Russia, the US and the UK that their territorial sovereignty would be protected or we’d be sweating this, wouldn’t we

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      2 months ago

      Because the US isnt god and have proven themselves to be pretty unreliable and difficult to work with.

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      I have no idea why the US hasn’t intervened to clear the waters.

      Because Ukraine is doing exactly what the empire wants. To be honest with you, at this point i think the only thing capable of stopping the ww3 train is civil war/revolution inside the US. Otherwise they will go ahead, greasy orange fucko or zionist genocidal zombie