He missed that module at школаThe Auxiliaries were trained to carry out acts of sabotage, kill enemy forces (particularly officers) and create mayhem.
They were not trained to "report on troop movements (and) identify depots (so that)... independent companies could be air dropped tp assist in attacks for strategic attack" (sic).
Your grasp of UK history is as tenuous as your grip on reality.
F%ck me you write some utter tripe.Two things:-
1. Your confusing the operational patrols with the SIS controlled elements and I don't doubt the OPs would have also dealt with local collaborators as well.
2. Guerilla war has at its core the execution of collaborator's and terror is at the heart of guerilla war.
Your grasp of the Military is as tenuous as your grip on the nature of conflict and how it changes when your losing.
The man and his admin are a dumpster fire, whom invite aggression. Europe doesn't take him seriously and his efforts have been a failure. So the approach to foreign relations will change with the next admin. No more asking nicely in the hearts and minds campaign. Trump had it right though, if you grab them by the balls they will follow. But NATO is in jeopardy if this is the current trajectory of the alliance.Biden... and, his handling of this situation.
I bet it's a bit whiffy in that dugout with all those pickled gherkins.Would not like to be a Ukrainian conscript or front line trooper right now. Hope they are getting all they need .
Would not like to be a Ukrainian conscript or front line trooper right now. Hope they are getting all they need .
Thank you.It wants to return to being a central player as opposed to a peripheral one (in both the political and geographic senses), although as Condo notes, on its own terms and with Western European standards as an a la carte menu.
I agree that invasion will be difficult and costly (unless it is made easier in Eastern Ukraine by there being somewhat divided loyalties among the population).You are right, it doesn't matter what guarantees are in place, as long as Ukraine remains hostile to Russia, Moscow won't trust them. But invading the rest of Ukraine is an extreme solution.
I'm starting to think that what Putin really wants is for the leading Continental powers, France and Germany, to take over the role of mentors for Ukraine, rather than the US and UK. He knows that for at least a generation, the Kremlin will cut no ice in Kiev; the wounds now run too deep. But better it being guided by those with whom he is on speaking terms than those with whom he is not.
In the meantime, 100k poised troops and a hotline to the Pentagon will be a guard against the hawks...
The word you are groping for ( and I use the word advisedly) is << knickers >>Don’t get your panties in a twist.
I fail to understand why Russia/Moscow/Putin, consider that there is any basis at all, on which they could expect, to interfere with the internal economies, politics, societies, and defence, of EU and/or NATO members . .
Your response to that specific paragraph, implies that Putin considers The WEST/EU/NATO, "expect, to interfere with the internal economies, politics, societies, and defence" of/within, Russia ?!Presumably, "Sauce for the goose..."
"as long as Ukraine remains hostile to Russia" . . . did Ukraine threaten to invade Russia? I missed that !!You are right, it doesn't matter what guarantees are in place, as long as Ukraine remains hostile to Russia, Moscow won't trust them. But invading the rest of Ukraine is an extreme solution . . .