In news:rvn_K.910930$YC96....@fx12.ams1, Baghdad Bob <@.> typed:
> max headroom wrote on 10/2/2022 11:07 AM:
>> In news:18g_K.547961$MEGf....@fx03.ams1, Baghdad Bob <@.> typed:
>>> Klaus Schadenfreude wrote on 10/2/2022 8:44 AM:
>>>> On Sat, 1 Oct 2022 20:09:24 -0400, Baghdad Bob <@.> wrote:
>>>>> Zelensky pledges never to talk to Putin
>>>>> Ukraine will not negotiate with Moscow until Putin is replaced as
>>>>> president, Zelensky and his cabinet said
>>> Putin is bombing Odessa region now....
>> With Iranian drones because the Russian Air Force is afraid to fly in
>> Ukrainian skies and the Russian Navy is afraid to approach Ukrainian waters.
> You still have the mindset of WWII, Korean War and 'Nam on how a war is
> fought. WWIII will be fought with missiles. Your aircraft carriers and
> B52s are totally fucking useless in the next war....
We're talking this war, wherein Russia is getting its ass whupped by a much
Ukraine's Big Victory in Lyman Is a Disaster for Putin
The Russian military has suffered another humiliating defeat after the Ukrainian
forces captured the town of Lyman.
The Russian-occupied Ukrainian city had been under siege for the past few days
after the Ukrainian military had managed to encircle it successfully.
A Failed Breakout
The Ukrainian operation had been developing for a few days now. The Russian
forces had the option of surrendering to the Ukrainians, but it seems that they
chose to attempt a breakout.
On the night hours of Friday and the morning hours of Saturday, the Russian
forces trapped inside the pocket in Lyman attempted a breakout to reach friendly
However, that was never going to work as the Ukrainian forces had moved some of
their M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), M270 Multiple Launch
Rocket System (MLRS), M-777 155mm Howitzers, and other artillery systems around
the cauldron. So, when the Russian forces attempted a breakout, they simply
walked into a pre-marked artillery range, thus suffering horrific casualties.
The exact amount of Russian casualties is yet to be determined, and we won't
have any clear figures for at least some days as the Ukrainian forces
consolidate their positions in the area.
As far as why the Russian forces didn't evacuate Lyman when they had the chance,
it seems that the order from Moscow was to stand and fight to the last man.
It seems that the Kremlin has stiffened its attitude toward the war and has
issued an order that prevents retreat or surrender, eerie similar to the
infamous Order No. 227 that Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin issued in the summer
of 1942 to stem what it seemed the uncontrolled Soviet retreat.
The Russians Are Running out of Morale
The Russian military has suffered another humiliating defeat in Ukraine, and the
amount of men and weapon systems it can afford to lose draw smaller.
However, in the psychological realm, the Russian military is facing an equal
danger as the successive humiliating losses in Ukraine are threatening to break
the Russian forces in Ukraine apart.
The 300,000 mobilized reservists-a number that is likely to be much higher as
Putin and his Kremlin advisers have been conducting a covert mobilization effort
alongside the official recall of the reservists-isn't going to be as
consequential as Moscow hopes. An army with no morale and-most importantly-with
no boost in its morale on the horizon isn't much of a fighting machine. The
mobilized reservists will join units with abhorrent leadership. These units are
literally used as cannon fodder without any regard for the survival chances of
their troops. In that, the modern Russian military resembles its Soviet World
War Two predecessor.
Lyman is the latest town to be liberated by the Ukrainian military. But the
ongoing Ukrainian counteroffensives make it all but certain that it won't be the