“Reserves” in Russia has a slightly different meaning than that in the West. These are ALL volunteers who have had prior military service and “signed on” to be available as a Reserve should their country require them. (Actually, the UK used to operate a similar system – it was not uncommon, that if you had already served for years in India and signed on as a Reservist upon completion of his Service Contract. Very shortly thereafter you could be recalled and fight, for example, for three more years, 1899 – 1902, in the Boer War in Africa).
Russia has a staggering 25 MILLION RESERVES so they are only mobilising between 1 – 1.25% of their reserve pool!! Russia has uniforms, equipment and weapons available for all 25 million Reservists. The Reservists are all highly trained and many are specialists – all they will need is a 3-month re-acclimatisation period and they are ready to go. “Conscripts” in Russia are a completely different thing and, should they ever be required, they only fight on Russian soil!!
(“Putin announces….“) – Putin, ever the master of understatement, says this (regarding nuclear threats by the West) in the second to last paragraph of page 5….
“I would like to remind those who make such statements regarding Russia that our country has different types of weapons as well, and some of them are more modern than the weapons NATO countries have. In the event of a threat to the territorial integrity of our country and to defend Russia and our people, we will certainly make use of all weapon systems available to us. This is not a bluff.”
Russia does have a lot more advanced weaponry than the West. Russia does have stuff that the West doesn’t know about. Russian weapons actually work. And PUTIN NEVER BLUFFS!!!!
Perhaps it is time to revisit the Deagel population chart (forecast) from long before the Special Operation in Ukraine started….
The West don’t look real good!!
Plus, the West planned this war years ago (“Ukraine, It Was….”) – it didn’t occur to them that they would LOSE though!!!
Also, some words from Armstrong about the Ukraine situation (“Putin is at war….”) and another stirring speech from a President who is actually still alive [as opposed to Zombie Biden] (“President Putins speech….“).
Winter warnings from Jorge Vilches (“NATO’s green….“). His science / engineering background shows through yet again. Wee’d myself laughing, as usual.
Looks like Iran and Russia have done a deal – Russia gives the Iranians some top-end Su-35 fighters in exchange for loads of advanced Iranian strike drones. The conflict in Ukraine is showing that the age of the fighter is drawing to a close. Drones, missiles, rockets and precision artillery seem to be the way of the future.
All part of America’s Plan. Get Europe to offload most of their weapons stock, then they will be forced to replenish with new equipment (American of course, or else). T54’s date back to the 1950’s. Things must really be getting desperate!!
PS. Perhaps Europe will be warm this winter after all, courtesy THE MAN!!