Yeah, if those are his words (and I guess they are, because Mr. Mercouris says they’re apparently from a TV interview), Putin sounds almost like a policy wonk. I’m no economist, but about Russia not being responsible for the food/inflation problem, he makes out a pretty good case.
I thought I saw something like that earlier, but it was a closer call than your video (the smoke puffs looked like they were sort of overlapping the tanks), but I was like, maybe the tanks are being hit, but the fragments/concussion can’t been seen from the drone’s height. Thing was, though, the tanks were still moving.
But in your video, the errant behavior of the rounds/rockets is pretty easy to see, to put it mildly.
I also saw a video of some Mitsubishi trucks that were equipped with S-8 rockets, about which I know nothing, except that I read somewhere (Wikipedia maybe?) that those rockets were originally supposed to be for use by aircraft. I couldn’t make out what type of vehicles the rockets were being used against (tanks, personnel carriers, or what) because the vehicles were far off and partially enshrouded by the smoke from the rockets. But whatever the vehicles were, they kept on moving, and I didn’t notice any explosive flashes. Since the events were occurring in a field, one Twitter wag asked if the video was a demonstration of some new agricultural method. Anyway, even from my layman’s perspective, it seemed entirely possible that those rockets were indeed better suited for aircraft.
I like that it has a glossary, just in case they need to pause the game and look something up mid-battle.
At least it wasn’t designed in Taiwan. The user would likely need to download and install four independent security plugins on first use, then go get a six-digit activation code from 7-11 before firing.
That would work. Or how about, “When would you like to bug out after firing this thing?” I think that would be the one task I could do skillfully on that contraption: pressing the “ASAP” button if it was for getting the hell out of Dodge.
Well, we heard from some city councilmembers today. Now, they’ve long since left, but they’re still in touch with some residents. And they put out a statement, saying thousands of bodies are decomposing in the rubble as summer sets in there. Also, the sewage system is not working, so they say there’s a powerful stench throughout the city. The statement said the city is literally drowning in garbage and sewage, and there are fears there could be a cholera outbreak.
Now, Russian state media denies there’s a humanitarian crisis there. But since Russian troops took over last month, the city is largely a black hole when it comes to information.
I like it. Was thinking the same when I read @fumarole response and article.
This is ALL on Russia? From the article.
the European Council president, Charles Michel, said Russia’s war is having a global impact - quote, “it’s driving up food prices, pushing people into poverty and destabilizing entire regions. Russia is solely responsible for this food crisis.”
Driving up food prices, inflation, people being pushed into poverty, food shortages, supply line problems, high price for gas and heating.
Using critical thinking, is this really ALL Russias fault? They certainly made things worse, but ALL of it? Is Russia “solely responsible for this food crisis”?