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(The Daily Beast)   Not news: Russian troops in Ukraine are deserting. News: Their commanders are joining them   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2022-05-19 9:11:45 PM  
Rear guard racking up deserter kills, or have they quit, too?
 
2022-05-19 9:42:46 PM  
also I hear they stink on ice.
 
2022-05-19 10:02:34 PM  
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Choke on it Putin pud pullers.
 
2022-05-19 11:04:50 PM  

beezeltown: Rear guard racking up deserter kills, or have they quit, too?


Who guards the rear guard?
 
2022-05-20 12:02:20 AM  
Беги, Форест, беги!
 
2022-05-20 12:05:50 AM  
Why wait a week? No time like the present.

You know, while you're still alive and all.
 
2022-05-20 2:22:36 AM  
Faster, please.  Let them ALL leave.  This has gone on for far too long already.
 
2022-05-20 2:29:01 AM  
Well, I can't imagine why. Things back home are so congenial and they can count on their senior officers support.
 
2022-05-20 2:31:40 AM  
Just another thing the USA does better than Russia. You want your troops to commit to a hostile occupation of a foreign country, you gotta let them bring their XBoxes.
 
2022-05-20 2:33:48 AM  
Called it.
 
2022-05-20 2:55:14 AM  
This is a good start.  But the deserters should go back to russia and raze moscow.
 
2022-05-20 2:57:33 AM  
it is almost like they got internet access and realized they had been fed a bunch of lies. seriously fark Russia glad to see them fail this hard. retreat. I just hope Crimea is retaken in this crap.
 
2022-05-20 2:58:02 AM  
We should have just offered all Russian soldiers 40 acres and a mule somewhere, if they just walk away.
 
2022-05-20 3:00:56 AM  
My latest daydream involves a Russian general pulling a Roman general and declaring himself president of Russia, and turning back towards Moscow with most of the troops with him.
 
2022-05-20 3:03:24 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: My latest daydream involves a Russian general pulling a Roman general and declaring himself president of Russia, and turning back towards Moscow with most of the troops with him.


Do you want to see Putin launching nukes on his own country ? Because this how you get Putin launching nukes on his own country
 
2022-05-20 3:08:23 AM  

padraig: Garza and the Supermutants: My latest daydream involves a Russian general pulling a Roman general and declaring himself president of Russia, and turning back towards Moscow with most of the troops with him.

Do you want to see Putin launching nukes on his own country ? Because this how you get Putin launching nukes on his own country


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Do you want to see Putin launching nukes on his own country ?

Do I have to answer that question honestly?
 
2022-05-20 3:08:31 AM  

KB202: We should have just offered all Russian soldiers 40 acres and a mule tractor somewhere, if they just walk away.

 
2022-05-20 3:08:54 AM  

KB202: We should have just offered all Russian soldiers 40 acres and a mule somewhere, if they just walk away.


Depends.  They could get more than a mule

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2022-05-20 3:11:05 AM  

padraig: Garza and the Supermutants: My latest daydream involves a Russian general pulling a Roman general and declaring himself president of Russia, and turning back towards Moscow with most of the troops with him.

Do you want to see Putin launching nukes on his own country ? Because this how you get Putin launching nukes on his own country


Sounds like a plan to me.
 
2022-05-20 3:11:58 AM  
B-Boy Bouillabaisse: A.W.O.L.
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2022-05-20 3:17:15 AM  
While I hope this is true, it's textbook propaganda. That or The Ghost of Kyiv scared them all off.
 
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2022-05-20 3:21:38 AM  

foo monkey: While I hope this is true, it's textbook propaganda. That or The Ghost of Kyiv scared them all off.


Someone was bound to say it.  Some outlets post it more often.  If there is some truth in it, it's not hard to believe.
 
2022-05-20 4:07:09 AM  
In Putin's Russian Army, country deserts you.
 
2022-05-20 4:34:59 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: This is a good start.  But the deserters should go back to russia and raze moscow.


That sounds good and all but they haven't even been supplied with razors.
 
2022-05-20 4:36:38 AM  

KB202: We should have just offered all Russian soldiers 40 acres and a mule somewhere, if they just walk away.


Heh, that reminds me. So does anyone remember a few years ago, that #walkaway disinformation campaign? A subreddit popped up a while back with the same name, and same premise.
 
2022-05-20 4:38:36 AM  
I sure am getting a kick of all the footage of Russians being blown up on YouTube.
 
2022-05-20 4:42:51 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: KB202: We should have just offered all Russian soldiers 40 acres and a mule somewhere, if they just walk away.

Depends.  They could get more than a mule

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You can get ten ABTOTEXHICAs for the price of one TAHK. That's a bargain.
 
2022-05-20 5:18:38 AM  

A_Flying_Toaster: KB202: We should have just offered all Russian soldiers 40 acres and a mule somewhere, if they just walk away.

Heh, that reminds me. So does anyone remember a few years ago, that #walkaway disinformation campaign? A subreddit popped up a while back with the same name, and same premise.


Remember? It never went away from here.

Maybe you have all the participants of the eternal "Dems suck, don't deserve my vote" vs "Vote Blue no matter who" slapfight on ignore?
 
2022-05-20 5:20:51 AM  

Parthenogenetic: A_Flying_Toaster: KB202: We should have just offered all Russian soldiers 40 acres and a mule somewhere, if they just walk away.

Heh, that reminds me. So does anyone remember a few years ago, that #walkaway disinformation campaign? A subreddit popped up a while back with the same name, and same premise.

Remember? It never went away from here.

Maybe you have all the participants of the eternal "Dems suck, don't deserve my vote" vs "Vote Blue no matter who" slapfight on ignore?


They keep crawling out of the woodwork. Worse than those nuclear cockroaches.
 
2022-05-20 5:57:37 AM  
Other Russian soldiers are said to have taken equally drastic measures to get themselves out of the war. Ukrainian intelligence has released several recordings in recent days that purportedly show Russian soldiers resorting to injuring themselves in an effort to get pulled from the war.

Probably not the best plan when some of the Russian commanders are shooting their own wounded.
 
2022-05-20 6:03:23 AM  
If Ukraine was smart, they'd air drop thousands of cell phones connected to a private StarLink band, allowing the soldiers on the ground free access to the internet to find out the truth.  But they'd probably just watch porn.
 
2022-05-20 6:34:18 AM  

KB202: We should have just offered all Russian soldiers 40 acres and a mule somewhere, if they just walk away.


A friend of mine started a petition to the German Bundestag to grant asylum to any Russian deserter :-)
https://epetitionen.bundestag.de/content/petitionen/_2022/_02/_27/Petition_131315.html
 
2022-05-20 6:45:29 AM  
Before they actually leave the battlefield they need to turn their guns on the Chechens and the Wagner Groupies.
Then March on Moscow.
 
2022-05-20 7:39:56 AM  
About 15 years ago, activists in Canada had a campaign to allow AWOL and deserters from wars that aren't sanctioned by the United Nations to get refugee status. This was primarily driven by the opposition to the Iraq war. It ultimately failed in Parliament and a lot of the US soldiers who went north were ultimately deported. I can't help but wonder if had this thing passed, we we could be offering plane rides to Canada for these guys instead of bombing the shiat out of Ukraine....
 
2022-05-20 7:40:34 AM  
You know, if they just surrender, they might be able to turn evidence of war crimes later into a decent living as Ukrainians...
 
2022-05-20 7:55:07 AM  
From the sounds of it, they haven't learned anything, they're just upset at the logistical failures.
 
2022-05-20 7:56:03 AM  
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2022-05-20 8:00:11 AM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: AmbassadorBooze: This is a good start.  But the deserters should go back to russia and raze moscow.

That sounds good and all but they haven't even been supplied with razors.


NATO soldiers got theirs
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2022-05-20 8:17:08 AM  
Pretty sure that Russians are hearing the exact opposite -- that Ukrainian soldiers don't know why they're fighting and abandon their posts in droves ...

And pretty sure the GOP in the United States believes the Russian propaganda, first and foremost.
 
2022-05-20 8:19:40 AM  

danny_kay: KB202: We should have just offered all Russian soldiers 40 acres and a mule somewhere, if they just walk away.

A friend of mine started a petition to the German Bundestag to grant asylum to any Russian deserter :-)
https://epetitionen.bundestag.de/content/petitionen/_2022/_02/_27/Petition_131315.html


The last thing any nation needs is a sudden appearance of a Russian enclave, a potential source of future unrest and fifth columnists.
 
2022-05-20 8:37:20 AM  
They didn't want to become the next guy in a snipers scope.
 
2022-05-20 9:49:21 AM  

Gooch: danny_kay: KB202: We should have just offered all Russian soldiers 40 acres and a mule somewhere, if they just walk away.

A friend of mine started a petition to the German Bundestag to grant asylum to any Russian deserter :-)
https://epetitionen.bundestag.de/content/petitionen/_2022/_02/_27/Petition_131315.html

The last thing any nation needs is a sudden appearance of a Russian enclave, a potential source of future unrest and fifth columnists.


Remember the Syrian refugee crisis? The same argument was used in many places to try to justify not granting asylum.

However, Russian deserters are a good thing. Knowing they have a place to safely desert to will encourage more desertion. Every deserter is effectively a casualty.

Any deserter would be extremely fetted, as well. Think German deserters during WW2.
 
2022-05-20 1:10:09 PM  

DrD'isInfotainment: Before they actually leave the battlefield they need to turn their guns on the Chechens and the Wagner Groupies.
Then March on Moscow.


That would be great, but I might think twice about taking on the guys with AKM's if I only had a Mosin.
 
2022-05-20 2:58:46 PM  

A_Flying_Toaster: KB202: We should have just offered all Russian soldiers 40 acres and a mule somewhere, if they just walk away.

Heh, that reminds me. So does anyone remember a few years ago, that #walkaway disinformation campaign? A subreddit popped up a while back with the same name, and same premise.


heh heh heh. so, back in the before-times, the owner of a company for which I temporarily performed scrub IT work... friendfaced me out of the blue, tried to bushwhack me into #walkaway, "you're a smart guy, surely you can see all this!!!"

wow, I mean, just, w-a-o-w. this was like Q before it even knew it was born.

me: thank you for the xmas bonus Kolyenka, I'll (*snrk*) take a look at that toot da sweet!

/yeah he was also leveraged to the gills by na russia mob
 
2022-05-20 3:11:43 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: DrD'isInfotainment: Before they actually leave the battlefield they need to turn their guns on the Chechens and the Wagner Groupies.
Then March on Moscow.

That would be great, but I might think twice about taking on the guys with AKM's if I only had a Mosin.


my main jerb/assignment for 8 years was anti-materiel. most of the time issued an arctic warfare in various calibres. don't think I ever once used a Mosin-Nagant (more's the pity) but I have definitely pulled off some dirty tricks in a pinch, with nothing more than a Garand.

you can do some stupidly-amazing stuff with outdated solid gear, with the right training. or even just field experience.

Ukraine? I'd expect them to. and more.
na russia? pffft wait let me laugh even harder.
 
2022-05-20 4:18:50 PM  

tintar: DreamyAltarBoy: DrD'isInfotainment: Before they actually leave the battlefield they need to turn their guns on the Chechens and the Wagner Groupies.
Then March on Moscow.

That would be great, but I might think twice about taking on the guys with AKM's if I only had a Mosin.

my main jerb/assignment for 8 years was anti-materiel. most of the time issued an arctic warfare in various calibres. don't think I ever once used a Mosin-Nagant (more's the pity) but I have definitely pulled off some dirty tricks in a pinch, with nothing more than a Garand.

you can do some stupidly-amazing stuff with outdated solid gear, with the right training. or even just field experience.

Ukraine? I'd expect them to. and more.
na russia? pffft wait let me laugh even harder.


I'm just a mope with handgun experience, which I think puts me just above a Russian conscript. Hitchhiking to Poland sounds like a safer bet.
 
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