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(MSN)   Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe analyzes the strategic battle between Putin and Zelensky and concludes one of them is playing a masterful game of mental chess, and it ain't the Russians   (msn.com) divider line
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1790 clicks; posted to Politics » on 24 May 2022 at 2:05 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-24 12:12:18 PM  
The fox runs for his dinner, the rabbit runs for his life.
 
2022-05-24 2:14:06 PM  
Former NATO Supreme Commander is full of trite wisdom and awfully lacking on military calculus.  Also given the title I would have expected Putin's name to appear more than once in the article.  Putin has not made a similar brutal assessment?  maybe, who knows? we sure don't after reading the article.
 
2022-05-24 2:14:21 PM  
I'm not sensing "running rabbit" from VZ and the UA. More of a sense of awakening power and confidence. Of course this is bolstered by vast international support without which they would have been a tasty meal for the fox.

Remember Bugs Bunny as Jekyll and Hyde?
 
2022-05-24 2:16:32 PM  

dbaggins: Former NATO Supreme Commander is full of trite wisdom and awfully lacking on military calculus.  Also given the title I would have expected Putin's name to appear more than once in the article.  Putin has not made a similar brutal assessment?  maybe, who knows? we sure don't after reading the article.


We get it, military and anything associated with it is bad.
 
2022-05-24 2:17:18 PM  
Yeah it has nothing to do with the western powers providing all the C&C versus a complete lack of any on the Russian side.
 
2022-05-24 2:31:23 PM  

johnny_vegas: We get it, military and anything associated with it is bad.


Hey, followed me.  Try to keep up.

I like NATO.  This article is pointless.
 
2022-05-24 2:32:34 PM  
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Was it his dad?
 
2022-05-24 2:33:25 PM  

dbaggins: Former NATO Supreme Commander is full of trite wisdom and awfully lacking on military calculus.  Also given the title I would have expected Putin's name to appear more than once in the article.  Putin has not made a similar brutal assessment?  maybe, who knows? we sure don't after reading the article.


FTFA: "Retired Adm. James Stavridis was the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO. This essay is adapted from his graduation address to the class of 2022 at The Citadel."

Graduation address to a bunch of military wannabees. Trite platitudes and flowery bullshiat was the order of the day. Meh. Mission accomplished.
 
2022-05-24 2:34:01 PM  

johnny_vegas: dbaggins: Former NATO Supreme Commander is full of trite wisdom and awfully lacking on military calculus.  Also given the title I would have expected Putin's name to appear more than once in the article.  Putin has not made a similar brutal assessment?  maybe, who knows? we sure don't after reading the article.

We get it, military and anything associated with it is bad.


He's not wrong. TFA's headline is: "Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Stavridis: Zelenskyy beats Putin on military calculus". TFA contains nothing more than "Zelenskyy has national pride working for him" and nothing about military calculus, or anything about what Putin's not doing right.

In fact, after the first sentence:

"As Russia's war against Ukraine grinds on into its third brutal month, it is clearly a battle not only of blood and treasure in the fields, cities and skies of Ukraine, but also a very personal contest between Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy."

Putin doesn't get a single mention again except for "Faced with a ruthless, implacable and immoral foe in the Russian dictator"
 
2022-05-24 2:37:05 PM  
Apparently stealing your own best pieces and sacrificing the rest isn't a winning chess strategy. Who knew?
 
2022-05-24 2:45:32 PM  

stevejovi: Graduation address to a bunch of military wannabees. Trite platitudes and flowery bullshiat was the order of the day. Meh. Mission accomplished.


So, it gets a greenlight on fark?   meh.  I guess Tuesday is slow.
 
2022-05-24 2:52:04 PM  
after seeing Zelensky playing the piano, i was on his side, er...close but not actually ON his side...

WITHOUT USING HIS HANDS !!  !.

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2022-05-24 2:52:08 PM  

dbaggins: johnny_vegas: We get it, military and anything associated with it is bad.

Hey, followed me.  Try to keep up.

I like NATO.  This article is pointless.


Don't flatter yourself.  You're inane comments are pretty obvious though.
/congratulations?
 
2022-05-24 2:57:10 PM  

wxboy: johnny_vegas: dbaggins: Former NATO Supreme Commander is full of trite wisdom and awfully lacking on military calculus.  Also given the title I would have expected Putin's name to appear more than once in the article.  Putin has not made a similar brutal assessment?  maybe, who knows? we sure don't after reading the article.

We get it, military and anything associated with it is bad.

He's not wrong. TFA's headline is: "Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Stavridis: Zelenskyy beats Putin on military calculus". TFA contains nothing more than "Zelenskyy has national pride working for him" and nothing about military calculus, or anything about what Putin's not doing right.

In fact, after the first sentence:

"As Russia's war against Ukraine grinds on into its third brutal month, it is clearly a battle not only of blood and treasure in the fields, cities and skies of Ukraine, but also a very personal contest between Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy."

Putin doesn't get a single mention again except for "Faced with a ruthless, implacable and immoral foe in the Russian dictator"


Well, there is this:
"....believe that Zelenskyy has demonstrated a far better grasp on the crucial calculus of risk and reward"
 
2022-05-24 3:01:10 PM  
Felt like this was a prefave to sell inspirational quote merch.
 
2022-05-24 3:08:15 PM  

johnny_vegas: Don't flatter yourself.  You're inane comments are pretty obvious though.
/congratulations?


REEAALLY?   I'll take "don't flatter yourself" from citizens of Pant-On-Head-Morons.   I've seen what you flatter yourself over.
 
2022-05-24 3:09:22 PM  

dbaggins: johnny_vegas: Don't flatter yourself.  You're inane comments are pretty obvious though.
/congratulations?

REEAALLY?   I'll take "don't flatter yourself" from citizens of Pant-On-Head-Morons.   I've seen what you flatter yourself over.


That's sweet.  I look forward to factually contradicting you in the future!
/everyone needs a hobby
 
2022-05-24 4:40:05 PM  
It's amazing he was able to ride to such a high position in the military after his career making priceless violins.
 
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