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(CNN)   Blyatzkrieg Day 90: Zelenskiy, who is alive, pushes for prisoner exchange; Ukraine announces customs union with Poland; orcs press their assault near Izyum; and a Russian Diplomat to the UN rage quits like a bawz. It's the Tuesday Ukraine War Thread   (edition.cnn.com) divider line
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2022-05-24 5:33:57 AM  
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2022-05-24 5:35:25 AM  
Here's me waiting for Tracianne's Twitter boomscrolling:

Marvin Martian - Wheres the Kaboom?
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2022-05-24 5:42:09 AM  
I disagree with the use of "rage quit". That resignation seemed more like an eventually courageous principled stand. Now, pooty-poot could "rage quit" and take all his toys home (those he has left). That would be good.
 
2022-05-24 5:49:39 AM  

Sepia apama: I disagree with the use of "rage quit". That resignation seemed more like an eventually courageous principled stand. Now, pooty-poot could "rage quit" and take all his toys home (those he has left). That would be good.


Fair.

But you do have to agree it was like a bawz.
 
2022-05-24 6:05:34 AM  
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2022-05-24 6:18:16 AM  
Blyatzkrieg

That got a chuckle.
 
2022-05-24 6:28:26 AM  
Just wanted to chime in with the usual daily prayer: "The Pootie-Poot, the."

Here's a direct message to the Kremlin's Bungler-in-Chief: "In certain older civilized cultures, when men failed as entirely as you have, they would throw themselves on their swords."

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2022-05-24 6:32:00 AM  
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Good Vibes to VHTS and his family.
 
2022-05-24 6:35:23 AM  
So, think we'll hit estimated 30k KIA by the weekend? It is only early Tuesday afternoon in UA, still loads of time to hit that number. A good reason to drink some beers on Friday. 
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2022-05-24 6:47:20 AM  
 
2022-05-24 6:49:39 AM  
Putin's losin' his mind...
Blyatzkreig Bop!
 
2022-05-24 6:56:27 AM  
ZELENSKYY IS STILL ALIVE!!!!

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2022-05-24 7:15:04 AM  

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It's interesting how you can read the story just based on the numbers.

One plane, a couple of fuel trucks, an assload of troop trucks, and a decent number of tanks.  Not too many heavy art. though.

So they (UA) are close enough to entrenched positions that they are hitting the RA air support, and nailing anyone who tries to leave those positions.  Except the RA doesn't seem to have much heavy artillery protecting those positions (wonder why???) or the UA is still just outside of reach of what they do have.
 
2022-05-24 7:18:11 AM  

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Ye gods.  That's tacky enough for Don Cherry to wear.
 
2022-05-24 7:20:53 AM  

Father_Jack: [Fark user image 731x500]

Good Vibes to VHTS and his family.


Amen to that.  Hope Mrs. VHTS had a better night last night...

There's more than a few of us out here who understand what you are going through VHTS.
 
2022-05-24 7:31:32 AM  

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Ye gods.  That's tacky enough for Don Cherry to wear.


It's the 6th Doctor Who outfit with Brian Blessed photoshopped on to it.
 
2022-05-24 7:31:54 AM  

GrogSmash: Father_Jack: [Fark user image 731x500]

Good Vibes to VHTS and his family.

Amen to that.  Hope Mrs. VHTS had a better night last night...

There's more than a few of us out here who understand what you are going through VHTS.


Oh night is still here. And she's not doing well, but thanks all.
 
2022-05-24 7:32:07 AM  
Jury duty today. Yay. No booms for me.
 
2022-05-24 7:32:38 AM  

Father_Jack: [Fark user image 731x500]

Good Vibes to VHTS and his family.


Thank you sir.

At this stage, I'm not sure if Elderly Cat is going to go before Mrs VHTS. This is living breathing hell.

But thank you and we now return you to your regular war coverage.
 
2022-05-24 7:33:15 AM  

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Ye gods.  That's tacky enough for Don Cherry to wear.

It's the 6th Doctor Who outfit with Brian Blessed photoshopped on to it.


One of these days I'm going to see if I can hunt down a torrent for the original Doctors...  and be horrified at what I watch :P
 
2022-05-24 7:51:10 AM  

andrewagill: So someone mentioned that Kissinger wants to give Russia land in yesterday's thread.

So we should definitely not give Russia land.

Here's a six-part series from a podcast called "Behind the Bastards" about Henry Kissinger.

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-one-kissinger-94160733/

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-two-kissinger-94268769/?embed=true

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-three-kissinger-94482857/?embed=true

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-four-kissinger-94576769/?embed=true

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-five-kissinger-94813303/?embed=true

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-six-kissinger-94899290/?embed=true


you know, the "beyond the bastards" podcast looks really great, the stuff they have content over looks great! just seems.... very time consuming.  Like, i dont have 6hrs to invest in anyone... haha
 
2022-05-24 7:56:28 AM  

andrewagill: So someone mentioned that Kissinger wants to give Russia land in yesterday's thread.


That mummified motherf*cker is still alive???
 
2022-05-24 8:04:54 AM  

GrogSmash: Father_Jack: [Fark user image 850x850]

It's interesting how you can read the story just based on the numbers.

One plane, a couple of fuel trucks, an assload of troop trucks, and a decent number of tanks.  Not too many heavy art. though.

So they (UA) are close enough to entrenched positions that they are hitting the RA air support, and nailing anyone who tries to leave those positions.  Except the RA doesn't seem to have much heavy artillery protecting those positions (wonder why???) or the UA is still just outside of reach of what they do have.


It seems more likely to me that Ukraine is trying to marshall it strength and allow its front units some recuperation while hardening the newer units slowly.

The Russians have been pushing hard in some areas and that is putting the pinch on the Ukrainians.

We talked about morale yesterday but something that sometimes get missed is the Ukrainians are about to the point their best units should be fatiguing out.

If I were to guess I would bet that Ukraine has lost about a quarter of their original units (including wounded). The rest of those have been fighting for 90 days.


Fresh units should be through basic training, getting kitted out now and shaking out to go into the hot zones.

Because of this I think Ukraine needs two to three months before they are ready to shift gears.
 
2022-05-24 8:06:53 AM  

fortheloveof: GrogSmash: Father_Jack: [Fark user image 850x850]

It's interesting how you can read the story just based on the numbers.

One plane, a couple of fuel trucks, an assload of troop trucks, and a decent number of tanks.  Not too many heavy art. though.

So they (UA) are close enough to entrenched positions that they are hitting the RA air support, and nailing anyone who tries to leave those positions.  Except the RA doesn't seem to have much heavy artillery protecting those positions (wonder why???) or the UA is still just outside of reach of what they do have.

It seems more likely to me that Ukraine is trying to marshall it strength and allow its front units some recuperation while hardening the newer units slowly.

The Russians have been pushing hard in some areas and that is putting the pinch on the Ukrainians.

We talked about morale yesterday but something that sometimes get missed is the Ukrainians are about to the point their best units should be fatiguing out.

If I were to guess I would bet that Ukraine has lost about a quarter of their original units (including wounded). The rest of those have been fighting for 90 days.


Fresh units should be through basic training, getting kitted out now and shaking out to go into the hot zones.

Because of this I think Ukraine needs two to three months before they are ready to shift gears.


Definitely.  They aren't on offensive.  They are just sitting back, keeping things contained.  And like you said, getting some fresh troops rotated up front.

But it's keeping the RA nicely bottled.
 
2022-05-24 8:07:54 AM  

xanadian: andrewagill: So someone mentioned that Kissinger wants to give Russia land in yesterday's thread.

That mummified motherf*cker is still alive???


surprisingly, yes. He's 99
 
2022-05-24 8:10:05 AM  

GrogSmash: fortheloveof: GrogSmash: Father_Jack: [Fark user image 850x850]

It's interesting how you can read the story just based on the numbers.

One plane, a couple of fuel trucks, an assload of troop trucks, and a decent number of tanks.  Not too many heavy art. though.

So they (UA) are close enough to entrenched positions that they are hitting the RA air support, and nailing anyone who tries to leave those positions.  Except the RA doesn't seem to have much heavy artillery protecting those positions (wonder why???) or the UA is still just outside of reach of what they do have.

It seems more likely to me that Ukraine is trying to marshall it strength and allow its front units some recuperation while hardening the newer units slowly.

The Russians have been pushing hard in some areas and that is putting the pinch on the Ukrainians.

We talked about morale yesterday but something that sometimes get missed is the Ukrainians are about to the point their best units should be fatiguing out.

If I were to guess I would bet that Ukraine has lost about a quarter of their original units (including wounded). The rest of those have been fighting for 90 days.


Fresh units should be through basic training, getting kitted out now and shaking out to go into the hot zones.

Because of this I think Ukraine needs two to three months before they are ready to shift gears.

Definitely.  They aren't on offensive.  They are just sitting back, keeping things contained.  And like you said, getting some fresh troops rotated up front.

But it's keeping the RA nicely bottled.


For Russia this would be the best time for one last push to try and secure the best positions possible for the incoming storm. Potential fatigue of the enemy with new units that don't know yet can lead to mistakes Russia can benefit from and neutralizes some of the Ukrainian advantage in training and combat hardening.

But otherwise the Russian advance should be about spent.

If Ukraine had started with more units (pardon the sports analogy, but with a deeper bench) this would be an excellent time for an immediate counteroffensive.
 
2022-05-24 8:16:03 AM  

fortheloveof: It seems more likely to me that Ukraine is trying to marshall it strength and allow its front units some recuperation while hardening the newer units slowly.

The Russians have been pushing hard in some areas and that is putting the pinch on the Ukrainians.

We talked about morale yesterday but something that sometimes get missed is the Ukrainians are about to the point their best units should be fatiguing out.

If I were to guess I would bet that Ukraine has lost about a quarter of their original units (including wounded). The rest of those have been fighting for 90 days.


Fresh units should be through basic training, getting kitted out now and shaking out to go into the hot zones.

Because of this I think Ukraine needs two to three months before they are ready to shift gears.


the war began 90 days ago. those men have been at it 90 days.

yeah i'd say they've earned a bit of a break and/or some new guys to break in.
 
2022-05-24 8:20:17 AM  

Father_Jack: fortheloveof: It seems more likely to me that Ukraine is trying to marshall it strength and allow its front units some recuperation while hardening the newer units slowly.

The Russians have been pushing hard in some areas and that is putting the pinch on the Ukrainians.

We talked about morale yesterday but something that sometimes get missed is the Ukrainians are about to the point their best units should be fatiguing out.

If I were to guess I would bet that Ukraine has lost about a quarter of their original units (including wounded). The rest of those have been fighting for 90 days.


Fresh units should be through basic training, getting kitted out now and shaking out to go into the hot zones.

Because of this I think Ukraine needs two to three months before they are ready to shift gears.

the war began 90 days ago. those men have been at it 90 days.

yeah i'd say they've earned a bit of a break and/or some new guys to break in.


Absolutely. However some people will see it as, "well they have gone 90 days, I work more than that...(blah, blah blah, bullshiat)"

I just wanted to spell out exactly why an immediate switch to "kick their ass!" is likely not in the cards.
 
2022-05-24 8:20:55 AM  

fortheloveof: GrogSmash: fortheloveof: GrogSmash: Father_Jack: [Fark user image 850x850]

It's interesting how you can read the story just based on the numbers.

One plane, a couple of fuel trucks, an assload of troop trucks, and a decent number of tanks.  Not too many heavy art. though.

So they (UA) are close enough to entrenched positions that they are hitting the RA air support, and nailing anyone who tries to leave those positions.  Except the RA doesn't seem to have much heavy artillery protecting those positions (wonder why???) or the UA is still just outside of reach of what they do have.

It seems more likely to me that Ukraine is trying to marshall it strength and allow its front units some recuperation while hardening the newer units slowly.

The Russians have been pushing hard in some areas and that is putting the pinch on the Ukrainians.

We talked about morale yesterday but something that sometimes get missed is the Ukrainians are about to the point their best units should be fatiguing out.

If I were to guess I would bet that Ukraine has lost about a quarter of their original units (including wounded). The rest of those have been fighting for 90 days.


Fresh units should be through basic training, getting kitted out now and shaking out to go into the hot zones.

Because of this I think Ukraine needs two to three months before they are ready to shift gears.

Definitely.  They aren't on offensive.  They are just sitting back, keeping things contained.  And like you said, getting some fresh troops rotated up front.

But it's keeping the RA nicely bottled.

For Russia this would be the best time for one last push to try and secure the best positions possible for the incoming storm. Potential fatigue of the enemy with new units that don't know yet can lead to mistakes Russia can benefit from and neutralizes some of the Ukrainian advantage in training and combat hardening.

But otherwise the Russian advance should be about spent.

If Ukraine had started with more units ...


True.  But they aren't doing bad for an 'Oh Shiat' moment.  Coupled with the fact that a sizable percentage of their (NATO) trained regulars are offsite, being trained on all the new toys they are getting, so the void is being filled with half decent volunteers... I'd say they are doing fairly well.

The bonus there is... any new troops that RA throws in are... cannon fodder that barely know what end of a gun to hold.  The troops the UA will be cycling in are (1) half decently trained troops who at least have a basic understanding of coordination and tactics, (2) veteran squads who can solidify those new troops.

So even with new troops, the RA is still at a disadvantage (and isn't Russia supposed to recall those conscripts sometime soon?  Since their year of service is up...)
 
2022-05-24 8:27:07 AM  

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Thanks as always!
 
2022-05-24 8:28:42 AM  
 
2022-05-24 8:32:54 AM  

GardenWeasel: Jury duty today. Yay. No booms for me.


I mean, depending on the case...
 
2022-05-24 8:33:03 AM  

andrewagill: So someone mentioned that Kissinger wants to give Russia land in yesterday's thread.

So we should definitely not give Russia land.

Here's a six-part series from a podcast called "Behind the Bastards" about Henry Kissinger.

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-one-kissinger-94160733/

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-two-kissinger-94268769/?embed=true

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-three-kissinger-94482857/?embed=true

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-four-kissinger-94576769/?embed=true

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-five-kissinger-94813303/?embed=true

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-six-kissinger-94899290/?embed=true


It is my opinion he might be worrying about China deciding to kick of their non-sense sooner rather than later. I think if Russia had not beaten them to the punch that China would have likely gone after Taiwan this summer.
 
2022-05-24 8:34:37 AM  
⚡Poll: 82% of Ukrainians believe Ukraine shouldn't give up territory for peace.

According to a recent poll by the Kyiv International Sociology Insitute, only 10% of Ukrainians say that Ukraine can give up some of its territories to achieve peace and preserve its independence.
- The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 24, 2022
 
2022-05-24 8:37:16 AM  

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Ye gods.  That's tacky enough for Don Cherry to wear.

It's the 6th Doctor Who outfit with Brian Blessed photoshopped on to it.

One of these days I'm going to see if I can hunt down a torrent for the original Doctors...  and be horrified at what I watch :P


I have all that there is to have, without digging old film canisters out of dusty basements. You have to watch with the spirit of the times in mind. Sure the special effects are ridiculous, actually most of it is ridiculous to today's eye, but it's still fun to watch. You can see how for the time in which it was made, it's fantastic.
 
2022-05-24 8:39:01 AM  

wearsmanyhats: xanadian: andrewagill: So someone mentioned that Kissinger wants to give Russia land in yesterday's thread.

That mummified motherf*cker is still alive???

surprisingly, yes. He's 99


He and Dick Cheney sold their souls to Beazlebub for long lives.
 
2022-05-24 8:40:56 AM  
 
2022-05-24 8:42:23 AM  
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2022-05-24 8:45:34 AM  
The first train with #Ukrainian grain arrived in #Lithuania. Then the cargo will go to the port of #Klaipeda for loading on merchant ships. pic.twitter.com/AyjznlBcv7
- NEXTA (@nexta_tv) May 24, 2022
Four #Russian sappers blew themselves up on a mine while clearing the #Azovstal plant, reports adviser to #Mariupol mayor Pyotr Andryushchenko. pic.twitter.com/0FkbykiCSH
- NEXTA (@nexta_tv) May 24, 2022

From the "Now they're just trolling" file:
The Russian Orthodox Church is considering a proposal by the #Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to canonize General of the Russian Empire Alexander Suvorov as a saint, TASS reported.

Why not Stalin first? pic.twitter.com/Ac4WzT1RUa
- NEXTA (@nexta_tv) May 24, 2022
 
2022-05-24 8:48:56 AM  

namegoeshere: Sure the special effects are ridiculous, actually most of it is ridiculous to today's eye, but it's still fun to watch. You can see how for the time in which it was made, it's fantastic.


I totally agree with this endorsement of classic Doctor Who.  And, if you happen to be a fan of Douglas Adams' work, definitely check out the Tom Baker years as he worked on several episodes and wrote a couple.  His style of humor is present throughout.
 
Juc [TotalFark]
2022-05-24 8:51:12 AM  
Russia reached 4000 visually confirmed equipment losses.


#UkraineWar: Russia is now visually confirmed to have lost more than 4000 vehicles and other pieces of heavy equipment since it began its invasion of Ukraine three months ago 🇷🇺

Full list: https://t.co/QR37xcY8mq pic.twitter.com/PZgCNzRvS5
- Oryx (@oryxspioenkop) May 24, 2022
 
2022-05-24 8:52:49 AM  

fortheloveof: Absolutely. However some people will see it as, "well they have gone 90 days, I work more than that...(blah, blah blah, bullshiat)"

I just wanted to spell out exactly why an immediate switch to "kick their ass!" is likely not in the cards.


yeah there's always a tough guy who says "i work 2 jobs and 60hr weeks, therefore anyone who does less than this is a pussy" (instead of saying "i'm being exploited please help me").

i think anything super stressful 90 days is about the limit before things start to crack.  (looks sideways at VHTS)

Hell, i had my freakin' foot surgery on the same day the war started, which means i havent walked on my own two feet, been able to stand on my own or use stairs, held my little daughters' hands while crossing a street, or been able to have proper sexy time w the mrs in NINETY DAYS, and i've been dealing with terrible feelings of uselessness, despair, depression and all that shiat, and noone's shooting at me! Cant imagine how soldiers do it. I have gone mostly gray tho... crazy. Funny how constant physical pain makes you age.

Anyway point is i hope for their sakes these guys get rotated out and get a little RnR before being sent over to the offensive. I'm sure they're at their limit, if not already over it.
 
2022-05-24 8:55:19 AM  

Father_Jack: i think anything super stressful 90 days is about the limit before things start to crack. (looks sideways at VHTS)


Fair point: VHTS, unless these threads are therapy for you, you should probably spend a day getting some air and help yourself. You are doing amazing things for your family, but you need to see to yourself too.
 
2022-05-24 8:58:18 AM  

Tracianne: NEXTA
@nexta_tv
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who called Vladimir Putin his idol and friend, condemned war in Ukraine and criticized Putin.
💬"Many people say that Putin and I are both murderers. I do kill. But I kill criminals, not children and elderly. We are in two different worlds."


This is big but...

are_you_really_though.meme
 
2022-05-24 8:58:51 AM  

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Someone just got shot.
 
2022-05-24 9:01:19 AM  

Father_Jack: i think anything super stressful 90 days is about the limit before things start to crack.  (looks sideways at VHTS)


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2022-05-24 9:02:19 AM  

fortheloveof: Father_Jack: i think anything super stressful 90 days is about the limit before things start to crack. (looks sideways at VHTS)

Fair point: VHTS, unless these threads are therapy for you, you should probably spend a day getting some air and help yourself. You are doing amazing things for your family, but you need to see to yourself too.


These threads are therapy in a way.

I am limiting my involvement only because I have so little time with full-time work and taking care of everyone here (except for Younger Cat who is semi-self-sufficient).
 
2022-05-24 9:05:35 AM  
 
2022-05-24 9:10:41 AM  
Some Czech hockey fans got creative in order to get around restrictions on "political" displays:

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2022-05-24 9:11:24 AM  

Tracianne: Ukraine Weapons Tracker
@UAWeapons
#Ukraine: A Russian BTR was taken out after it ran into an Anti-Tank mine laid by the Ukrainian 79th Air Assault Brigade in the East.


Nice boom to start the day. Thank you Tracianne. Feeling OK today?
 
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