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EndlessWire

(6,731 posts)
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:28 PM Feb 2022

Okay, let's say that they are assembling troops and equipment

at Brest. Brest is in Belarus at the border near Poland. It is opposite to a city called Terespol, which is in Poland, on the other side of the Bug River.

If Russia took control of the Bug River, it would have a waterway going through Poland, but also connecting up to Ukraine. The river lets out in the Baltic Sea. It is said to be navigable for the most part, but I don't know what size ship.

Suppose they practiced that pontoon bridge deployment to cross the Bug River? The Bug River acts as a border between Poland and Belarus. Why would they start stocking up troops and equipment on that spot in the border? It isn't convenient to Ukraine; it's convenient to Poland.

If they started an attack there, and also from Kaliningrad, and also from the Ukraine border, then they'd have them on three sides.

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Okay, let's say that they are assembling troops and equipment (Original Post) EndlessWire Feb 2022 OP
All of the places and features are still reeking of war from 80 years ago. Chainfire Feb 2022 #1
Well, he did wait 8 years EndlessWire Feb 2022 #2
Yes, but he is 8 years older now. If he is to go down in the history books as Vlad the Great, he Chainfire Feb 2022 #3
Sure. EndlessWire Feb 2022 #4
Poland would not be happy about this Wicked Blue Feb 2022 #5
Oh, I agree. EndlessWire Feb 2022 #6
 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
1. All of the places and features are still reeking of war from 80 years ago.
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:38 PM
Feb 2022

History repeating itself. Putin will take small bites, wait for the West to cool down, then take another small bite.

EndlessWire

(6,731 posts)
2. Well, he did wait 8 years
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:49 PM
Feb 2022

But, I think it's on. I think Poland has a problem, and therefore we have a mighty big problem. Thank G-d for satellite imagery. But, we will wait until he has invaded Poland and advanced. Then, we'll have like a D-Day operation. History does repeat itself.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
3. Yes, but he is 8 years older now. If he is to go down in the history books as Vlad the Great, he
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:03 PM
Feb 2022

has to get a move on; his personal clock is ticking.

D-day succeeded by a hair, based on surprise; timing and location. Surprise is no longer possible. You can see those Yanks coming before they load on a ship on this side of the pond. We will not re-fight the last world war, this will be a brand new thing. Having a large, experienced army, already in the theater is a huge advantage. Experience is what Putin's soldiers, and his general staff are gaining at Ukraine's expense.

The whole purpose of NATO was intended to be able to deal with the Bear heading West. Lets see how that works out in practice.

EndlessWire

(6,731 posts)
4. Sure.
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 09:21 PM
Feb 2022

But, if they invade Poland, we will fight. We'll have a naval battle, then a landing. Kaliningrad is heavily fortified. It will be ugly if Putin doesn't stop.

I watched my mother die of Parkinson's. The dementia is quite disturbing. Her head cleared on her death bed long enough to tell me she loved me. Putin's clock is, indeed, ticking.

EndlessWire

(6,731 posts)
6. Oh, I agree.
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:20 PM
Feb 2022

Are they really collecting troops at that spot? Because, if they really are, then it means something significant.

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