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Nice historical review which you would hope the Generals in NATO and Ukraine are well aware of BUT I doubt that greatly. They have the same mind set Hitler and all his arrogance had in the ultimate of their failure of their entire campaign. The neocons and Biden WH will create some sort of false flag to get the US further into this mess....a disaster for sure. Biden wants Russia to over-react so he has an excuse...hopefully such does not occur. The EU leaders are risking total political disaster the more likely Ukraine can not succeed quickly yet the Russia knew all along when and where they were coming....the more they lose the greater the CIA and even the FBI will involve themselves at the direction of Biden. Stay away from any American Kursk.

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Ukraine already proved it could retake territory with the Kharkiv offensive so not sure what all the haranguing is about. This seems to be more a question of whether Russia can hold the territory it annexed - and it ain't looking good. Russia's trenches look horrible from the videos so far - no sumps, not enough firing positions, awful sanitation, none of the key factors a WW1-style trench system had. They're just lines in the dirt connecting bunkers. Despite all the doom-saying about Russian 'echelon defenses' I'm not actually seeing that here. Half of them look barely manned.

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I have seen a succinct description of the current offensive on Russian social media as "Kursk 2.0."

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Any thoughts on the Karagonav essay as mentioned by Hersh? With his association with the Kremlin, the resignation of Wendy Sherman over at State and the possible ascension of Nuland it seems as though a Perfect Storm is building in the region.. As I've said previously, overt military aid to a country during a time of war is as dangerous as providing the enemy of your neighbor matches and some gasoline to go burn down your neighbor's house - your neighbor is eventually going to come to the conclusion that you're the enemy as well and fight fire with fire.

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Ukrainians are fighting to take their country back. Russians are fighting for ????

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Not sure that the Kursk example is valid. WW1 1916 as one Ukrainian officer puts it, seems more accurate. In 3 months, F-18, F-16, Gripens, Abrams tanks and ATACS will enter the battle.

Ukraine cannot win and Russia cannot loose.

5/2024 will see end of the war because of mutual exhaustion or a full nuclear exchange between Nato and Russia

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