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  #3059183 4-Apr-2023 22:14
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  #3059185 4-Apr-2023 22:17
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Technofreak:

A very interesting article by  an X Russian Forces Colonel. 


 


https://nvo-ng-ru.translate.goog/realty/2022-02-03/3_1175_donbass.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=wapp


 



Worth noting this article was posted at the start of thr war.




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  #3060125 7-Apr-2023 14:45
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Putin fishing for claps.
The awkward silence as he ends his speech, trys another ending, and another.
Then almost an apology that he will not be meeting with anyone due to quarantine restrictions.
So he met with random people a few weeks ago in Maruipol ?

 

At 1min 25 onward.

 

"Please clap" | Break the Fake | TVP World 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JSpxfPnaEI

 

Silence is golden.

Seems to be an interesting Polish media channel in English, there is also Rock Rachon.
Finland joins NATO, Zelenskyy visits Poland, Russia has a big new headache | TVP World | Rock Rachon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N01Z0-AMLTM

Some recent reports on the wealth that Moscow ROC ( Gods KGB ).
Maybe they were key part of the 'Ukraine will just fold' intelligence network.
Given money flowing to them for their spy network, and to keep it flowing.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/journalists-reveal-agricultural-business-belonging-to-metropolitan-of-russia-linked-church/ar-AA19xXEQ

 

Nothing like your intelligence services owning your key religion that also has confessional as part of its key tenants. 

 

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  #3060134 7-Apr-2023 15:46
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ezbee: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/journalists-reveal-agricultural-business-belonging-to-metropolitan-of-russia-linked-church/ar-AA19xXEQ

 

Nothing like your intelligence services owning your key religion that also has confessional as part of its key tenants.

 

 

The KGB ran the Russian church even in Soviet times, but this is different, it's a metropolitan owning a small farm somewhere. They fail to mention that unlike the Catholic (principally) church and its offshoots, orthodox churches aren't run as a big business. Orthodox priests typically have full-time day jobs and only perform church duties as required, so a priest could be a plumber, a policeman, a librarian... I don't know about this specific case and whether it applies to the metropolitan as well, but owning a small farm isn't exactly a major scandal. Next thing they'll be saying he's living with a married woman and even has three children with her.

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  #3061369 11-Apr-2023 11:44
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Trumplicans , though I expect Xie of CCP had more consideration, I want to have my best ever Winter Olympics first.

 

Putin Was Waiting on 'Wink' From Donald Trump To Seize Ukraine: Author
BY ELLIE COOK ON 4/10/23 AT 6:51 AM EDT
https://www.newsweek.com/vladimir-putin-donald-trump-ukraine-russia-paul-manafort-andrew-weissmann-1793390

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Russian President Vladimir Putin was waiting on a "wink" from former U.S. President Donald Trump to seize parts of Ukraine—years before Russia launched a full-scale invasion—according to a new interview.

 

Written correspondence between former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and Kremlin aide Konstantin Kilimnik discussed Putin claiming part of Ukraine, saying that a "wink" from the Republican former president was needed to "make this work," former Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann has said.

 

Speaking with PBS' Firing Line and host Margaret Hoover, Weissmann said this was "such a clear indication of what Vladimir Putin was trying to do."
""

 

The Untold Story of ‘Russiagate’ and the Road to War in Ukraine
Russia’s meddling in Trump-era politics was more directly connected to the current war than previously understood
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/02/magazine/russiagate-paul-manafort-ukraine-war.html

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  #3063180 13-Apr-2023 11:45
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Two news items from Russia

One, Russian currency fell more than 5% last week to hit its lowest level in almost a year.

Two, France24: Russia’s electronic draft: As soon as they hit 'send', you've been called up

When Russian authorities announced a “partial mobilisation” last year to reinforce their military objectives in Ukraine, thousands of reservists immediately knew what it meant – they would be sent to war.

To avoid being deployed, thousands left Russia or tried to hide from recruitment agents at home. For many, their strategies worked.

Now the Russian government wants to put a stop to that with a new electronic draft system that will be almost impossible to dodge.

“Once the ‘send’ button has been clicked, you’ve been called up,” is how one military expert on Russian warfare explained the new system.
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  #3063209 13-Apr-2023 12:32
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ezbee:

 

Seems to be an interesting Polish media channel in English, there is also Rock Rachon.
Finland joins NATO, Zelenskyy visits Poland, Russia has a big new headache | TVP World | Rock Rachon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N01Z0-AMLTM

 

 

 

 

I've been watching TVP for a while, some quite interesting articles on there regarding the war and also other European-centric news articles from their (Polish) point of view which is also quite fascinating vs how you would see those topics presented from an NZ/UK/USA point of view.

 

 

 

I will say (with no personal professional broadcasting/filming knowledge) that the TVP guys do seem to have an utterly bizarre amount of camera angle changes during their studio broadcasts. They seem to look left and right more than a spectator at Wimbledon! :D


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  #3063347 13-Apr-2023 21:23
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WolfmanNZ
If you look at some Asian news and TV you often get a technicolor storm of distracting text or advertising. 
So Poles are quite restrained by that measure :-)

 

On the Security Breach...

 

I suppose any security bod would agree the weakest point is more often 'Human' than technical.

 

Its been noted that some documents have a time/date of printing on them.
If this is unaltered this alone can id the source.
There are some sort of other marks that would ID the printer.

 

The person doing this would have known this.
Being 'the man' with 'secret knowledge' in the tight gaming community appears to have been stronger than Duty, Caution, or Self Preservation.
'Big Fish Small Pond' syndrome.  
 
Below is a long article, just a couple of snips.

 

Perhaps other people on that Minecraft private server have IDed the likely person.

 

Massive leak of classified US documents may have been caused by military base employee – The WP
https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2023/04/13/7397661/

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According to his friends, he is a "young charismatic enthusiast" interested in firearms, and he began sharing documents from his work with friends on a gaming platform a long time ago because he was bored during the pandemic.

 

A group of a few dozen people who shared an interest in "firearms, military equipment, and God" formed a closed club on the Discord gaming platform in 2020, which could only be accessed by invitation.
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In a video seen by The Post, the man who the member said is OG is standing at a shooting range, wearing safety glasses and ear defenders and holding a large rifle. He yells a series of racial and antisemitic slurs into the camera, then fires several rounds at a target.
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If they have the right person... 


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  #3063351 13-Apr-2023 21:49
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ezbee: A group of a few dozen people who shared an interest in "firearms, military equipment, and God" formed a closed club on the Discord gaming platform in 2020,

 

 

With that combination of interests I'm surprised it wasn't Parler.

 

 

In a video seen by The Post, the man who the member said is OG is standing at a shooting range, wearing safety glasses and ear defenders and holding a large rifle. He yells a series of racial and antisemitic slurs into the camera, then fires several rounds at a target.

 

 

Yup, that'd be about right.

 

 

Quite far right, actually.

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Russia seems to be running out of things of value to steal ?
 
Power Transformer Oil ?  Is that a thing ?
Kherson Oblast residents left without electricity due to looting by occupiers
https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2023/04/15/7397990/

 

Meanwhile a year ago nothing happened off the coast of Ukraine.

 

Russian Mother Of Lost Moskva Sailor Refuses To Accept Official 'Story'
https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-russia-moskva-missile-sinking-black-sea-navy-mother-story-missing-sevastopol-ural/32364265.html

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Not all of the Moskva's crew of about 500 sailors were rescued. The official number of victims is still unknown, with the Kremlin listing dozens of sailors as "missing."
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  #3064001 15-Apr-2023 18:29
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Russia seems to be running out of things of value to steal ?
 
Power Transformer Oil ?  Is that a thing ?
Kherson Oblast residents left without electricity due to looting by occupiers
https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2023/04/15/7397990/

 

 

It's somewhat specialised stuff, it has to work over a wide temperature range, so stay liquid at very low temps, still be stable at high temps, and have a very high breakdown voltage, it's not just 3-in-1.

 

 

Also Russian troops have a long track record of shipping anything and everything they can grab back home, so anything removable is a potential target.

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  #3064003 15-Apr-2023 18:59
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neb:

 

Also Russian troops have a long track record of shipping anything and everything they can grab back home, so anything removable is a potential target.

 

I once read they stripped Berlin of toilets at the end of WWII. They took them home to cook potatoes in.

 

 





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  #3064008 15-Apr-2023 19:14
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Rikkitic:

neb:

 

Also Russian troops have a long track record of shipping anything and everything they can grab back home, so anything removable is a potential target.

 

I once read they stripped Berlin of toilets at the end of WWII. They took them home to cook potatoes in.

 

 

Hadn't heard that one before, Stalin's orders were to strip Germany of everything usable (the Allies had a different approach, destroy everything usable which went on until at least 1946) but I don't think that included toilets, it was more industrial equipment and technology. Red Army troops did famously steal lightbulbs to take back home so they could magically have light in their homes without needing to burn oil.

 

 

I was once shown some very fine physics texts with amazing full-colour (in 1930s publications) diagrams, with the comment "looted by Red Army in 1945".

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