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Friday, 12 September 2014

12 September 2014. Latest Sitrep Map from the Front… All Quiet for Now… OFFICIALLY

00 novorossiya sitrep map. 12.09.14

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The VSN withdrew to more defensible lines and the Galician Uniate fascists stupidly followed them. If this is on the advice of their American “advisors”… it shows that the quality of US Army officers has gone south. The US forces have engaged in asymmetrical warfare for so long that they’ve forgotten how to fight a peer conflict. The August offensive should’ve been a wakeup for the Galician Uniates and their American puppeteers, but it wasn’t. The VSN hunkers down in its bunkers, waiting for the expected Uniate sneak attack.

The junta supposedly has 48,000 effectives upfront… the patriots reportedly have 23,000. We have no OOB intel on patriot forces, but we do have some on the junta forces:

  • 1 Tank Brigade
  • 4 Mechanised Brigades
  • 1 Airborne Brigade
  • 21 Territorial Defence/Natsgadi/Oligarch Battalions

That is, there’s 44 manoeuvre battalions (7 Tank, 13 Mechanised, 3 Airborne, 21 irregular). Note that nearly half are militarily worthless detached battalions not under higher headquarters. These units lack heavy weapons and battle-worthy APCs, they’re truckborne for the most part, and MAY have mortars attached. Their higher officers are incompetent Galician Uniates chosen for political reliability, their lower officers are untrained Euromaidantsy fanatics, and they have commissars/zampoliti (“morale instructors”) who have orders to shoot to kill all those that they suspect of not having sufficient enthusiasm. Of course, that’s the reason that the August Offensive succeeded. The VSN is a well-led force with high motivation… the junta forces are pressed men under fanatics. The VSN pulled back to force the junta incompetents to make the first move. You can be certain that the mechanised force that spearheaded the advance on the Mariupol strategic direction is now in reserve, to counter any possible junta attack.

The junta is in the deep shit… and Russia hasn’t needed to send in any troops. The junta’s committing suicide… and VVP’s letting them do it.

BMD

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Rogozin Sez Russia Isn’t Going to Build Aircraft Carriers in Near Future

00 CVA Admiral Kuznetsov. 12.09.14

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On Wednesday, Deputy Chairman of the RF Government D O Rogozin said that building an aircraft carrier in Russia just isn’t worth the expense and bother. As previously reported by the Minoborony, Russia won’t authorise any new aircraft carriers for at least another five years. The state armaments programme doesn’t plan to authorise building a new aircraft carrier until 2020, at the earliest. Rogozin told reporters after a meeting with President Putin on the 2016-20 state armaments programme, “Whether or not to build aircraft carriers is more of a geopolitical decision than a military-technical one. We proved that we had the military-technical capability to do so on 16 November last year {the commissioning date of INS Vikramaditya, built at Sevmash: editor}, when we showed that Russia had competence in building fleet aircraft carriers. If we need to do so, we’ll be able to do it. However, such a task isn’t necessary now”. Meanwhile, as reported, the idea of ​​contracting with France to build the Mistral LPHs came about as Russia needed to get experience with the technology and skills needed to build such ships. At present, the Russian Navy has one aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov.

12 September 2014

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http://www.arms-expo.ru/news/navy/rossiya_poka_ne_sobiraetsya_stroit_avianosets/

Editor:

Many irresponsible and uniformed Amerikantsy are bloviating about Russia building up a carrier fleet to rival their own. Firstly, that’s bullshit. Russia is a continental power that has to devote more resources to its ground forces and air forces than the USA does. All things being equal, that means that it can’t devote as many resources to the naval forces as the USA does. Secondly, the proper countermeasures to carrier task forces are cruise-missile-armed cruiser submarines, quiet diesel-electric boats (the Norwegians proved that modern diesel boats can easily penetrate a task force’s screen), and supersonic cruise-missiles. Thirdly, the waters in which the Russian Navy would conceivably operate aren’t suited to carrier task force deployment, which is particularly true of the Black Sea, Baltic, and Northern (Arctic) theatres of operation (and restricted waters such as the Sea of Okhotsk and the Mediterranean). The Russian Navy isn’t organised nor trained for blue water sea control. It has a more modest mission… protecting the Barents Sea and Sea of Okhotsk fortress areas (deployment areas of Russian boomers with SLBMs) and protecting the sea flanks of Russian ground forces (along with short-range amphibious attacks, such as Novorossiysk in the VOV). That is, it isn’t a sea control force, as the Anglosphere navies are. Therefore, CVs ARE a waste of time and money.

The Anglosphere (USA/Australia/NZ/Canada/England, along with Japan) axis is the foremost world naval power… the Chinese/Russian axis is the foremost world land power. They needn’t conflict. In any case, the USA would waste its substance by direct operations on the World Island. The economic crisis of 2008 was a direct result of the USA waging unnecessary expensive land wars in Asia (whilst cutting taxes to the grasping Affluent Effluent at the same time). General Omar Bradley’s words in 1951 still ring true today… he was speaking of a land war in continental Asia, saying that it’d be “the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy“. Anyone who advocates land warfare on the World Island for the USA without a STRONG local ally to carry the main burden of the land fighting (much as England used the continental powers in the 18th and 19th centuries) is an ignoranus, doesn’t know history, and is dangerously demented. What does that tell you about John McCain, Chilly Hilly, Mitch McConnell, John Kerry, Marco Rubio, Benjamin Cardin, and Ted Cruz? Such people hold power… God do preserve us. However… there IS hope on both sides of the aisle… Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul… odd couple, no? However, both do see the situation aright…

One last thing… Dmitri Olegovich is the MOST anti-American figure in the Russian government… even he says that Russia doesn’t intend to challenge the USA (or its maritime allies) on the open seas. That proves that the posturing warmongers in the USA are chock fulla shit…

BMD

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